People who died from the persecution:
1. Ms. Zheng Wenqin: originally from Zhaoyuan County, an accountant with the Art and Culture Troupe.
2. Mr. Shang Guangshen: originally a worker at a grain depot in Zhaoyuan County.
(Please see details at: http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2002/7/16/24153.html)
Ms. Zheng Wenqin's Death Due to the Persecution
Zheng Wenqin went to appeal in Beijing, the constitutional right of every Chinese citizen, after the persecution began in July 1999. Officers from the Zhaoyuan Town, Zhaoyuan County Police Station arrested her on Tiananmen Square. They conspired with the Political Security Brigade officers from the same county and sent her to the Zhaoyuan Detention Center. They tortured her with electric batons. She was subjected to a type of hanging torture. They hung her up by her arms for long hours and battered her arms with wine bottles. This caused excruciating pain.
They deprived her of sleep, humiliated her, cursed at her, physically assaulted her for a few days after which they sent her to the detention center. After a month, she was transferred to the Zhaoyuan County Public Security Detention Center for another four months. She went on a hunger strike to protest the persecution, and started to do the exercises. As a result she was inhumanly beaten up by Jiang Yongquan and Di Guojun, and force-fed. Because her family members saw her weight loss to a mere seventy jin (1 jin = 0.5 kilogram), they paid a fine of over two thousand yuan to secure her release from the detention center. Those involved indirectly in her persecution were: 1. The previous head of the county, Gao Yuan; 2. the previous director of the "610 Office," Zhang Guishan; and 3. the Political Security Brigade chief, Han Fengqiang. Those directly involved included the chief of police station, Yu Yan and a number of policemen.
After she recovered, she returned to appeal in Beijing. She was arrested and confined at the detention center for one month, then transferred to the Public Security Detention Center. It was Spring Festival at the time. She was persuaded to believe the misleading story about the Tiananmen self-immolation from the television broadcast, thus she signed the guarantee that she would no longer practice Falun Gong. After she went home, she very quickly realized the truth and once again began to cultivate.
To escape further arrest, she became homeless. While in Daqing City, she was preparing truth clarification materials and was writing "Falun Dafa Hao" (Falun Dafa is great) when she was arrested. She was subjected to savage and inhuman persecution at the Daqing City Public Security Department for three days. To protest the unlawful treatment, she went on a hunger strike, refusing food and water. Later, she was sent to the Harbin Detoxification Center but was found to be physically unfit and was rejected. She was again sent to the Zhaoyuan Detention Center for further detention. Zhang Guishan and Han Fengqiang persuaded Yu Yan and several policemen to force-feed her, which caused her death.
Shang Guangshen's Death Due to the Persecution
Before Mr. Shang Guangshen practiced Falun Gong, he primarily stayed alive from drinking wine daily. He practically did not eat any meals. His body was very weak. When he was examined at the Daqing Hospital, the doctor predicted that he would die within approximately six months. It appeared as if he accidentally learned Falun Dafa. Within a few days of studying it he became a different person. He could eat his meals and his body was quickly restored to health. His family witnessed the miracle of Dafa and thus they became Dafa cultivators.
After the suppression of Falun Dafa began on July 20, 1999, facing the lies and rumors that perpetrated all of society, he spoke about how he benefited from practicing Dafa to expose the lies. He began clarifying the truth and handing out flyers. He demonstrated the exercises in front of the Grain Trading Building at Zhaoyuan County, for which he was arrested and confined at the detention center for a month, then sent to the Daqing City Forced Labor Camp.
When the labor camp discovered that prior to practicing Falun Gong he was very ill, they refused to take him in. He was returned to the County Detention Center where he continued to be detained for another four months. Subsequently, Zhang Guishan and Han Fengqiang did some underhanded dealings, and Shang Guangshen was again sent to the Daqing Forced Labor Camp. He continued to do the exercises at the forced labor camp. The police understood clearly that without the exercise he may become ill again, thus they dared not stop him. They were afraid he might die while in their custody. They again sent him back to the County Detention Center for another five months of detention. He was forced to perform physical labor daily, which greatly damaged his body and spirit. Shang Guansheng became extremely weak and was released. After approximately ten days, he passed away. The Units involved in this persecution case include the "610 Office" [an agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong, with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems.] of the County, the County Political Security Brigade, and the Zhaoyuan County Police Station at City West.
Practitioners who were unlawfully sent to the forced labor camp:
Details about the Persecution of Hou Baojun (male):
Hou Baojun traveled to Beijing after the persecution of Falun Dafa started to lawfully appeal for Dafa. He was arrested and sent back to a county detention center, and after a month transferred to the County Public Security Detention Center. He went on a hunger strike to protest the persecution. Policemen Jiang Yongquan, Di Guojun and Li Zhifeng inhumanly assaulted him and force-fed him. Later, he was sent to the Daqing Forced Labor Camp where he was mentally and physically tortured. They tried very hard to "transform" him. The police also instructed the criminal inmates to assault and abuse him. He is no longer detained at the forced labor camp.
Details about the Persecution of Huang Tairen
After July 20, 1999, Huang Tairen traveled to Beijing to lawfully appeal for Falun Dafa. He was arrested by the police and sent to a county detention center where he was confined for a month. Later on, he was transferred to the Public Security Detention Center for another two months. While in the detention center, Jiang Yongquan, Di Guojun and Li Zhifeng cruelly beat him. He went on a hunger strike in protest and was force-fed. After he was released on bail, he distributed truth clarification materials and someone reported him. He was arrested and sentenced to three years at the Daqing Forced Labor Camp.
While detained there, he was forced to attend brainwashing sessions. He was abused, humiliated, and physically abused. He was forced to strip naked in winter and lay flat in a pool of water with all the windows in the room open. They poured previously cooled water on his entire body for many hours at a time. He fainted many times from the freezing cold. When he regained consciousness, the torture would continue.
When he became sick they put him on intravenous drip. He is still detained at the forced labor camp. Those directly involved in torturing him are: the head of the Daqing Forced Labor Camp, Wang Yingzhou and other personnel of the forced labor camp, including Zhao Jinfa and Li Er.
Details about the Persecution of Sui Honghai
Before the suppression of Falun Dafa, Sui Honghai was an Assistant in charge of a practice site. Therefore, after July 20, 1999, he was the first to suffer from the persecution. Later, because he distributed truth clarification materials outside the Grain Trading Building, he was arrested and subjected to torture by the police. He was cruelly assaulted, hung up using one of the many inhuman torture methods adopted by detention centers. He was confined at a county detention center for a month, then transferred to the Public Security Detention Center. After that, he was sent to the Daqing Forced Labor camp for two years. Under the leadership of the chief of the Second Brigade, Wang Xichun, and the intermediate leader, Wang Ganghuo, the employees of the forced labor camp tied him up (a form of torture, by first placing a fine rope around the neck and twining the rope tightly around each arm from the shoulder to the wrist, to restrict the flow of blood in the arms. The ends of the rope at the wrists are then tied together and then tied to the rope that was placed round the neck. The arms are then forcibly lifted upwards. It causes great pain to the tortured person. If the tortured person did not have the mouth gagged, the scream would be horrifying. Those tied up like that can only take this suffering for a few minutes. If this torture is used for an extended time, both arms are permanently disabled.) As a result, both his arms were disabled. He is now unable to earn a living. As the employees of the forced labor camp were afraid of their crime being exposed, they compensated him with a payment of five thousand yuan [500 yuan is the average monthly income for an urban worker in China.], and did not reveal to the outside world how the arms became disabled. Besides this, Sui Honghai was also forced to attend brainwashing sessions that caused his body and mind to be severely affected.
Details about Ren Liangbo's Persecution
After Falun Dafa was suppressed, Ren Liangbo went to Beijing to appeal. He raised a "Falun Dafa Hao" banner and was severely beaten by the police at Tiananmen Square, then sent to the Shijing Detention Center, Beijing. During interrogation by the police at the detention center, he was cruelly beaten several times. As a result, he went on a hunger strike to protest the persecution and was force-fed saline solution. After seven days, he was returned to the Xingyuan Police Station, Zhaoyuan County. He was then sent to a county detention center and after a month he was transferred to the Public Security Detention Center and unlawfully detained for more than five months. He was forced to do hard physical labor and was severely beaten at the same time. He went on a hunger strike to protest the persecution. When his family members saw that he was very weak and feeble, they paid two thousand yuan to have him released on bail. On returning home, he sent some books to the fellow practitioners at the detention center. After that was discovered, he was sentenced to two years at the Daqing Forced Labor Camp. At the camp he was subjected to all kinds of persecution. His body was covered with wounds. He was force fed with urine and feces, tied up (form of torture), and in the middle of winter was taken to the sanitation room with all the windows open and doused with cold water. This continued for several hours each time until he fainted, and only then would they stop. Those directly involved in the persecution are, the leader of the First Brigade, Lai Zhonghui, and forced labor camp employees: Xing Shuguo and Zhao Junmin.
Details about the Persecution of Feng Jinming
Because Feng Jinming performed the exercises in front of the Grain Trading Building in Zhaoyuan County, policemen of the Public Security Department, Zhaoyuan County publicly assaulted him inhumanly. Later, he was sent to a county detention center. After a month, he was transferred to the Public Security Detention Center for another two months. After paying some cash bond, he was released. After that the police searched his home where they found a copy of Zhuan Falun. He was sentenced to two years at the Daqing Forced Labor Camp. At the camp, he was forced to attend brainwashing sessions, and was subjected to mental and physical abuse. He was tied up, and forced to sit on the iron bench (forms of torture). In the middle of winter, he was dragged into the sanitation room with all the windows and doors open and was doused with cold water. This continued for many hours until he fainted. Those directly involved are, the leader of the Second Brigade, Wang Xichun and the deputy brigade leader Zhang Might.
The Truth about the Persecution of Ms. Xiao Fengli
Xiao Fengli was send to the Zhaoyuan County Detention Center after being arrested when she went to appeal in Beijing. After one month, she was transferred to the Public Security Detention Center for another four months. She went on a hunger strike to protest the persecution, and did not cooperate with the authorities. Therefore, she was sent to the Shuanghe Forced Labor Camp at Qiqihaer City, Heilongjiang Province, for one and a half years. She suffered physical and mental injury. After she served the sentence, she was released. Her home was again searched. A Dafa book was found and she was sentenced to three years at the Harbin Drug Rehabilitation Center where she is suffering mental and physical torture daily.
The Truth about the Persecution of Ms. Liu Yanxie
Because Ms. Liu Yanxia performed the exercises in front of the Grain Trading Building in Zhaoyuan County, she was sent to a county detention center for a month and then transferred to the Public Security Detention Center for another four months. Subsequently, she was sentenced without due process to the Harbin Drug Rehabilitation Center for another two years. She has not been released yet and continues to be beaten and abused, suffering physical torture and brainwashing. This has severely damaged her mental and physical health.
The Truth about the Persecution of Ms. Wang Yulian
Ms. Wang Yulian who practiced the exercises in front of the Grain Trading Building was arrested and sent to the county detention center for a month. After that, she was transferred to the Public Security Detention Center for another four months. Because she handed some truth clarification materials to the Director of the county "610 Office," she was sentenced to two years at the Harbin Drug Rehabilitation Center. She was persecuted so severely that she has become mentally unstable and her physical health was severely affected.
The Truth about the Persecution of Ms. Feng Jinbo
Because Ms. Feng Jinbo practiced the exercises in front of the Grain Trading Building, she was arrested and sent to a county detention center. Later, she was transferred to the Public Security Detention Center for three months. There she was forced to do excessive heavy physical labor. After her release, in order to escape the persecution, she became homeless. When she wrote "Falun Dafa Hao," someone followed and arrested her. She was tortured for three days by the Daqing Public Security officials. She was hung up by ropes (the tied by rope torture). Later, she was returned to the Zhaoyuan County Detention Center to continue her detention. After that, she was unlawfully sent to the Harbin Drug Rehabilitation Center where she is still today.
The Truth about the Persecution of Ms. Jiang Yafan
The officers of the Zhaoyuan County Brigade and the Liming Police station searched the home of Jiang Yafan. After they found a copy of Zhuan Falun and some tape recordings, they arrested her and sent her to the detention center. The leader of the Political Security Brigade, Han Fengqiang, in taking credit for someone else's deed, pronounced her guilty of illegal assembly and sent her to three years detention at the Harbin Drug Rehabilitation Center. She is still in custody as of today. After she was abducted, another member of her family was implicated by association and unlawfully detained for fifteen days.
There are more than forty Zhaoyuan County Falun Gong practitioners in detention. All of them suffered different degrees of harm and injuries. Some were charged fines, forcibly brainwashed, others were severely beaten, forced to sit on the cold concrete floor, sit in the hot sun, threatened and intimidated. We have recounted only a few of the types of persecution they suffered or are still suffering.