Summary of Other Articles and News - January 25, 2004
Facts of the Persecution
Ms. Jiang Juming, resident of Tiexi Region, Anshan City, Liaoning Province, was steadfast in her belief of Falun Dafa and persisted in her cultivation. She was subjected to long periods of harassment and persecution by the local government officials. On many occasions she was detained without any valid reason, and subsequently sent to the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp. After she was released, she left home to avoid further persecution.
On November 2002, Tian Qiusheng, the Public Security Section Head of the Public Security Department of Jinzhou City, Hebei Province, together with policeman Wang Junqing, arrested Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Zhu Zhenjuan of Xiefotou village, Zongshizhuang town. They sent her to detention without any valid reason. Her husband was forced to pay six thousand yuan* in cash. During the period of detention, she was brutally persecuted and her family members were not permitted to visit her. On or about November 15, 2003, she was secretly put on trial and a seven-year sentence was imposed on her. [*yuan is Chinese currency, the monthly salary for an average Chinese urban worker is about 500 yuan].
On August 1, 2000, Fu Jiqiang, the Political Security Section Head of the Public Security Department, Jinzhou City. Hebei Province, and others deceived Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Wu Chunran. They tricked her into going to the Jinzhou City Public Security Department. Without due process of law, Ms. Wu was sentenced to two years in a forced labor camp. She was sent to the Shijiazhuang forced labor camp for a medical examination, where she was found to be physically unfit and was rejected by the forced labor camp. Nevertheless, she was forced into temporary detention there for fourteen days by the police of the Public Security Department of Jinzhou City. While in detention, her family members were not informed. Her work unit was also not informed. As a result, her husband Lu Jiangang, who is handicapped, had to rush around everywhere to inquire about her whereabouts. Two young underage daughters were left at home to fend for themselves. Because the strain was too great, Lu Jiangang passed away.
The Political Security Section of the Public Security Department of Jinzhou City, Hebei Province, in collusion with ten police officers of the Zhoujiazhuang Police Station, charged into the office of the Changhong Costume Design and Production School and abducted Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Ru Ruixin. She was taken to the Public Security Department and forced to stand the whole night, and not allowed to sleep. She was required to write the "letter of guarantee" to abandon the practice of Falun Dafa. She was detained without any valid reason for half a month before being released. During the period when she was detained under duress, her school was closed, and the students were forced to leave. This caused extensive losses for both the school and the students.
Mr. Cao Liming, staff member of the Huludao Nanpiao Mining Planning Institute, Liaonig Province was sentenced to three years in prison by the Nanpiao regional court without due process. He was detained at the Nanpiao region detention center for a total of four months and then detained at the Nanshan prison in Jinzhou City for two weeks. On March 8, 2002, Cao Liming was transferred to the Second Prison in Shenyang, Liaoning Province. On October 31, he completed his prison term of three years, but was again abducted and taken to the Nanpiao detention center, and held there for two weeks. The police demanded three hundred and fifty yuan as payment for his food, and tried to extort three thousand yuan from his family members. The family members did not have sufficient funds and only paid one thousand five hundred yuan.
In 1999, Ms. Liu Guiqin from Baojiaying village, Taibaozhaung town, Changyi City, Shandong Province, went to Beijing to appeal. Upon returning, she was abducted and taken to the detention center, where she was persecuted for fifteen days and fined three thousand yuan. On November 12, 2003, Liu Guiqin was again abducted and taken to the detention center, and fined one thousand yuan. Mr. Zhang Guiqin, secretary of the Taibaozhuang Town, Maguan village Brigade, Weifang Changyi City, Shandong Province, has been severely persecuting Falun Dafa practitioners since July 20. He arranged the monitoring and surveillance of Falun Dafa practitioners. He often fabricated things to report to the police in order to persecute Falun Dafa practitioners.
My name is Wang Xi, a female Dafa practitioner. I was an accountant from the Shihezi School of Commerce in Xinjiang. Because I have remained steadfast in my beliefs, I was detained on many occasions and twice sent to forced labor camps. On two occasions when I was very weak, I was forcibly taken to the Shihezi brainwashing center. Because I refused to abandon my belief, I was again sentenced to a forced labor camp for three years. I went on a hunger strike in protest after being in the camp for six months. I was released and went home. While I was detained at the Wulapo forced labor camp in Xinjiang and the Xinjiang Female forced labor camp, I and many other Falun Gong practitioners suffered severe torture, to the point where our lives were in imminent danger. My husband paid a huge sum of money on my account. He later left me as a result of the persecution.
During the second session of the violent brainwashing that was in progress for seventy days at the Masanjia forced labor camp in Liaoning Province, the Falun Dafa practitioners there went through the most savage torture. Because the event was closely guarded, people outside the camp were not aware of the persecution that was happening within, but the Falun Dafa practitioners who walked past the canteen or the sports ground could hear the screams and cries from the reception center. The police even dragged the Dafa practitioners out of the rooms and left them in the freezing cold of more than ten degrees Celsius below zero [below 14oF], dressed only in a single layer of autumn clothing. They were left there till their bodies were trembling and were only allowed into the building after their bodies were turning purple. After a few moments they were again dragged into the freezing cold.
Category: Accounts of Persecution