Persecution in the Second Middle School of Hengshui City

Since July 20, 1999, the principal of the Second Middle School of Hengshui City Liu Shigang and other officials have been persecuting Falun Dafa practitioners.

Because practitioners Mr. Shen Liangsheng, Ms. Liu Hongyi, and Ms. Li Xinqiao refused to give up their belief in Falun Dafa, these three teachers were sent to the police station in November 1999, where they were then detained.

In October 2001 the Second Middle School held a big conference condemning Falun Dafa. All of the teachers and students were required to participate in the conference. Everyone was forced to sign a statement against Falun Gong. Some teachers knew the truth about Falun Gong and the persecution and didn't sign it. However, the school administration checked all of the signatures and coerced those who didn't sign the first time to sign later. The school also required Mr. Shen Liang, Ms. Liu Hongyi, and Ms. Li Xinqiao to attend the conference, but they refused. As a result, the school deprived them of their right to teach. Mr. Shen Liangsheng was forced to work as the gate guard, an office clerk, and as a janitor. The school also deprived Ms. Liu Hongyi and Ms. Li Xinqiao of their right to teach for a period of time and forced them to guard the gate as well.

On October 3, 2001 the school deceived Mr. Sun Liangsheng into going to the local brainwashing center. He escaped from the brainwashing center but was forced to become homeless in order to avoid unlawful arrest. Ms. Li Xinqiao was also arrested and sent to a forced labor camp. Mr. Sun Liangsheng and Ms. Liu Hongyi were arrested in January 2004, and they are still being detained.

Ms. Liu Hongyi's daughter Kang Jiaqi was a student at the Second Middle School. While her father was detained in the brainwashing center and her mother was homeless [in order to avoid unlawful arrest], she was ordered to leave the school. In this way, the persecution of the parents was extended to their child. The key person responsible for persecuting Falun Dafa at the Second Middle School is the principal, Liu Shigang: Tel. 86-318-2069389 (office), 86-318-2038282 (home).

The Persecution Conducted by Wang Jianjun, Director of the Board of Health in Taocheng District, Hengshui City

In September 2001, Wang Jianjun, Director of the Board of Health for Taocheng District, wrote up a list of names, which included several steadfast Falun Gong practitioners who were under his supervision. He even directly participated in the arrest of those Falun Gong practitioners and sent them to the brainwashing center to be tortured physically and mentally.

In the spring of 2001, Wang Jianjun directed Zhang Yong, the director of the Second Hospital, to send practitioner Ms. Liu Ping to the brainwashing center.

In the winter of 2001, Wang Jianjun ordered the Medication Company of Taocheng District to send its employee Ms. Wang Yunxiang to the brainwashing center. To resist the persecution Ms. Wang was forced to leave home and go from place to place. Wang Jianjun required the employees of the company look for Ms. Wang day and night . He even went to Ms. Wang's home to harass her family members. Ms. Wang was forced to become destitute and homeless for 8 months, leaving her young child and sick husband at home.

Wang Jianjun: Tel.86-318-2323908 (office)

The Persecution Conducted by Yuan Weiqiang, Director of the Fifth Hospital, Hengshui City

In September 2001, Yuan Weiqiang ordered his employee, practitioner Mr. Liu Xiaozhuan, who was on duty inside the internal medicine ward, to be locked up at work. Early the next day Mr. Liu was sent to the brainwashing center. Soon after being released from the brainwashing center, Mr. Liu was arrested while he distributed flyers explaining the facts of Falun Gong and the persecution. As soon as he was released and sent back home, Yuan Weiqiang abducted Mr. Liu and took him to the hospital, where he was detained in a small room under the Security Division of the hospital. In September of 2003, Mr. Liu was again captured while distributing truth-clarification flyers. This time Yuan Weiqiang asked the police department to sentence Mr. Liu to prison.

Yuan Weiqiang: Tel. 86-318-2361786 (office), 86-318-2328763 (home).

The Persecution Conducted by the Culture and Sports Department of Taocheng District

Since the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners began over 4 years ago, several officials from the Culture and Sports Department of Taocheng District have been brutally persecuting practitioner Ms. Li Jing. In December 1999 and in May 2000, Ms. Li went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong. When she was arrested and sent back to her home, the officials sent her to the detention center with no concern for Ms. Li's young child, who needed her at home.

In April of 2001, Hu Jianjun, Liu Guanghong, and Zhang Likai tried to take Ms. Li to the brainwashing center. When Ms. Li refused to go with them, Zhang Li beat Ms. Li. Three months later when Ms. Li was tortured to the brink of death in the brainwashing center, she was finally released back to her home. The persecution inflicted on Ms. Li almost cost her life.

In July of 2002, Ms. Li was chatting with another practitioner and was reported by someone to the police. She was then detained under false charges. Five days later the Culture and Sports Department sent Ms. Li from the detention center to the brainwashing center. They also sent people to monitor her 24 hours a day.

Over the past over 4 years, the officials of the Culture and Sports Department have only allowed Ms. Li work for a few months and have completely withheld her salary. Ms. Li has now asked to return to work. But Wang Shijiang, the current director of the Department, is creating all sorts difficulties for her before she can return to work.

The persons directly involved in persecuting Ms. Li are the following:

Wang Shijiang, Director, Tel: 86-318-2022256 (office), 86-13913826988 (mobile)

Li Hongying, Deputy Director, Tel: 86-318-2153193 (home), 86-318-2122401 (office)

Zhao Yanlong, Li Hongying's husband, Tel: 86-13932866659 (mobile)

Zhan Likai, Secretary of the Disciplinary Inspection Committee, Tel. 86-318-2353633 (home), 86-318-2122401 (office)

Liu Guanghong, Deputy Director, Tel. 86-318-2196075, 86-13013276072 (mobile)