Fifteen Practitioners Suffer Persecution After the 2002 Truth Clarification Television Broadcast in Gansu Province
(Clearwisdom.net) In August 2002, practitioners successfully broadcast two video clips of the facts about Falun Gong, "Witness" and "Trial of History", over cable TV in Xining City, Qinghai Province and at certain areas in the Lanzhou region, Gansu Province. The broadcast lasted half an hour. Thereafter, Jiang's group started a frantic reprisal, arresting fifteen Falun Gong practitioners. One practitioner was sentenced to twenty years imprisonment. One of the practitioners involved in intercepting the broadcast, Mr. He Wanji, died as a result of maltreatment at the Haomen Prison, Qinghai Province.
In 2002, Three Locations in Two Provinces Received Interposed Television Broadcasts of Falun Gong Facts Video Clips
Within a period of three days, three locations in two provinces received similar Falun Dafa truth clarification videos over local cable television networks. The broadcasts occurred at 7:00 p.m. on August 17, 2002 in the East and North Sectors of Xining City, Qinghai Province, at 8:00 p.m. on August 18, 2002 in the Honggu region of Lanzhou City in Gansu Province, and at 9:00 p.m. on August 19, 2002 in Minhe County, Qinghai Province. The length of the broadcasts (which pre-empted routine state-controlled programming) was half an hour, with coverage of eighty percent of the networks.
These television broadcasts greatly shocked the Chinese officials. After viewing the video clips, many people learned the truth of the persecution suffered by Falun Gong practitioners. Jiang gave a hard deadline for solving the problem, leading to the arrest of fifteen Falun Gong practitioners. Those arrested included: Ms. Zhang Rongjuan, Mr. He Wanji, Mr. Li Zhongfeng, Ms. Duan Xiaoyan, Ms. Ren Hua, Li Wenming (gender unknown), Mr. Xu Feng, Mr. Sun Zhaohai, Mr. Wei Junren, Ms. Zhang Jingmei, Ms. Jiao Lili, Ms. Wang Yuxia, Mr. Liu Baiyuan, Ms. Zhang Xiaoping and Mr. Zhang Honggang.
Fifteen People Unlawfully Sentenced to Forced Labor Camp
On December 30, 2002, the Intermediate Court of Xining City, Qinghai Province passed sentence without due process on four of the Dafa practitioners who were involved in the TV broadcast incidents. Zhang Rongjuan was sentenced to twenty years, He Wanji sentenced to seventeen years, Li Zhongfeng sentenced to fifteen years and Duan Xiaoyan sentenced to seven years. Zhang Rongjuan, He Wanji, Li Zhongfeng and Duan Xiaoyan immediately lodged their appeals. In January 2003, the sentences of Zhang Rongjian, He Wanji, Li Zhongfeng and Duan Xiaoyan were upheld by the Qinghai Province People's High Court without due process.
Ren Hua, Li Wenming, Xu Feng, Sun Zhaohai, Wei Junren, Zhang Jingmei, Jiao Lili, Wang Yuxia, Liu Baiyuan, Zhang Xiaoping, and Zhang Honggang were unlawfully sentenced either to forced labor or to corporal punishment.
Within the month of August 2002, the authorities used torture to induce confessions from these Dafa practitioners. On December 30, 2002, during the courtroom "trial", many people witnessed that Falun Gong practitioners Zhang Rongjuan, He Wanji, Li Zhongfeng and Duan Xiaoyan had marks on their bodies from the various forms of torture. Falun Gong practitioner Li Zhongfeng's legs showed obvious signs of injury, as he was limping when he walked.
Dafa Practitioners He Wanji and His Wife Are Both Tortured to Death After One Year in Detention
On May 28, 2003, Dafa practitioner He Wanji, who was involved in the broadcasts, died from maltreatment at the Haomen Prison, Qinghai Province. His wife Zhao Xiangzhong, who was arrested and sent to a forced labor camp when she clarified the facts of Falun Gong, was tortured until she was almost paralyzed. After returning home, she passed away in January 2003.
Jiang's group wanted to detain Dafa practitioners en masse, so they secretly transferred a huge sum of money to rebuild the Haomen Prison at Menyuan County, Qinghai Province. It is not known how many Dafa practitioners are being detained there at present. From information provided individually, the forms of torture carried out there are extremely barbaric. Two policemen from the prison were overheard boasting about how they trained dogs to attack and ravage prisoners. One of them said: "Once you arrive at the prison, you will cease to be treated as a human being!"
Appended below are the facts collected by the group that investigated evidence and materials regarding the persecution of Dafa practitioners He Wanji, Zhao Xiangzhong and their family:
Before he practiced Falun Gong, He Wanji had a brain tumor and other illnesses, his wife Zhao Xiangzhong was stricken with nephritis (inflammation of the kidneys), migraine headache, arthritis and other illnesses, and their son's education was a problem. He Wanji, a policeman, was at his wit's end.
In 1997, He Wanji had the predestined relationship of getting acquainted with Falun Dafa. He taught the exercises and the Fa to his father, mother, wife and brother. From then on, the whole family changed. All of them improved their daily conduct in accordance with the requirements of Zhen, Shan, Ren (Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance). He Wanji, Zhao Xiangzhong and her mother recovered from their illnesses and their son became a better person. From that time on, the whole family lived in harmony.
On July 20, 1999, the Jiang regime began its persecution of Falun Gong practitioners and He Wanji was fired. He and his mother went to appeal in Beijing. Five days later, they were sent back and each was sentenced to forced labor for a year.
In 2000, after the sentence was completed, He Wanji's work unit did not reinstate him. He Wanji and his wife left home to clarify the facts of Falun Gong to the world. Three months later they were unlawfully arrested by the Public Security Department of Huangzhong County. While in the Huangzhong Detention Center, the police brutally assaulted and abused He Wanji and Zhao Xiangzhong. He's back and legs were beaten until they were purple in color, and he was unconscious for the whole day. After relentless abuse by the police, He Wanji and his wife were sentenced to three years at a forced labor camp. When he was sent to the forced labor center, He Wanji was beaten until he had great difficulty walking.
After He Wanji and Zhao Xiangzhong served the forced labor sentence, officers from the Xining Public Security Department repeatedly and unlawfully searched their home more than ten times. The ransacking happened deep in the night each time. The whole house was turned upside down. He Wanji's paternal grandmother and his son went to visit him at the forced labor camp and were both detained for more than a month without any reason.
Zhao Xiangzhong brought with her "Righteous Thoughts" and Teacher's lectures that she had memorized to the forced labor camp. She taught the other Falun Gong practitioners that were detained there to send forth righteous thoughts. In 2003, Zhao Xiangzhong was tortured by the police until she was almost paralyzed. She was then sent home. No one knows what type of injection was given to her, but after she returned home, she went to bed and became paralyzed. She passed away on January 22, 2003.
Because He Wanji was involved in the television broadcast, he was sentenced to seventeen years. First, he served the sentence at Dongchuan Prison. Later, he was transferred to the Haomen Prison, Menyuan County, Qinghai Province. In April 2003, when He Wanji's relatives went to visit him, he was still very healthy. On May 28, 2003, he was killed by the prison police using unknown means. His corpse was sent to the Qinghai Red Cross Hospital so that his son could go there to retrieve the body. When the relatives went to retrieve the body of He Wanji on May 28, they noticed blood oozing out of his nose, his right arm was showing wounds with green and purple colors, and there were spots, which looked like injection points. The police demanded "treatment fees" of thirty thousand yuan (1). The family members refused to pay. The family members negotiated with the prison officials and finally only paid five hundred yuan for funeral expenses.
After He Wanji and his wife were persecuted to death, his eighty year old father could not bear the intense grief and on January 30, 2003, he too passed away.
In 2002, the heads of the "610 Office" (2) at Xining City, Qinghai Province, Duan Zhihua, Wei and Wang Qingping (Section leader) went to search the home of He Wanji's brother, He Wanzhu. They robbed him of more than six thousand yuan and sentenced him to three years of forced labor without due process. At present, he is being detained at Qinghai Forced Labor Camp in Duoba town.
Within a year, He Wanji's family was broken up, with three deaths in the family caused by the "610 Office" in Qinghai Province. To conceal their crimes, the "610 Office" did its best to stop any form of investigation. The chief of the Public Security Office, Qinghai Province, He Zaigui personally arranged for the son of He Wanji to be transferred to another location away from Xining, at the far away locality of Haixizhou region of Qinghai Province. Several months ago, He Zaigui again ordered the department concerned to change the employment of He Wanji's son.
Units Participating in the Persecution:
People's Law Court of Chengguan District, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province;
Public Security Department National Security Defense Detachment, Xining City;
Public Security Department, Minhe County, Qinghai Province;
Department of Public Security Branch Office, Hongji District, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province
Public Security Department National Security Defense Detachment, Citizens and Hui and Tu Nationality Autonomous County, Qinghai Province;
Public Security Department National Security Defense Section, Xifeng City, Gansu Province;
Public Security Department, Zhenyuan County, Gansu Province;
Railway Security Office, Xining City, Qinghai Province;
Public Security Department, Huangzhong County, Qinghai Province;
Public Security Department, Minhe County, Qinghai Province;
Haibeizhou Haomen Prison, Qinghai Province;
Management Committee, Forced Labor Camp, Qingyang District, Gansu Province;
Television News and Information Broadcast network Limited Company, Qinghai Province;
Civilians and the Company, Television News and Information Broadcast Network Limited Company, Qinghai Province;
Television Broadcast Department, Hongji District, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province;
Television broadcast Network Center, Qingyang Region, Gansu Province;
New Century Restricted Television Network Company, Xining;
Guan Lei, Secretary, Political and Judiciary Committee, Qinghai;
Chief of Public Security Office, He Zaigui, Qinghai Province;£»
Officers, "610 Office", Wu Youcai, Li Fumao, Qinghai Province;
National Security Office, Public Security Department, Xining City, Qinghai Province: Qu Bingchao (Office Chief), Duan Zhihua (Deputy Office Chief)
Officers, "610 Office": Duan (Office Chief), Wei (Office Chief); Wang Qingping (Section Head);Procurators, Intermediate People's Law Court: Zhang Xuewu, Chen Yongmei, Qinghai Province;
Chief Judge of the People's High Court: Chen Zhenhui, Judge Lin Ting, Acting Judge: Wang Liansheng, Secretariat Personnel: La Zhongyi.
Personnel Involved in the Persecution of Falun Gong Practitioners:
1. Chief of the Public Security Office, Qinghai: He Zaigui
2. Officers of "610 Office":
Qinghai: Wu Youcai 86-971-8482940(Office),86-971-8482939(Home)
Li Fumao 86-971-8482506(O)
3. Secretary, Provincial Political and Judiciary Committee, Qinghai: Guan Lei 86-971-8483339(O)86-971-8482733(H)
4. Public Security Department National Security Office, Xining City, Qinghai: 86-971-8247576
Chief, Qu Bingcao 86-13997091399(Cell),86-971-3585936(limited access phone)
Deputy Head, Duan Zhihua 86-971-3594796(limited access phone)
5. Officers, "610 Office", Xining City, Qinghai Province:
Deputy Office Head, Duan Zhihua 86-971-3594796(limited access phone)
Head of Office: Wei
Section Head: Wang Qingping
6. Secretary, Political and Judiciary (Administration) Committee, City West District, Xining City, Qinghai Province: Meng Qinggen
Chaoyang Police Station, Xining City: 86-971-5500873
(1) yuan: Chinese currency, the monthly salary for an average Chinese urban worker is about 500 yuan.
(2) "610 Office": a bureau specifically created by the Chinese government to persecute Falun Gong. It has absolute power over each level of administration in the Party, as well as over the political and judiciary branches.