(Clearwisdom.net) Manchuri City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region is a border city with a small population. The detention center in this small city has illegally detained many Falun Dafa practitioners. The detention center management has ignored the rules prohibiting holding detainees past their original sentences and has held many Dafa practitioners for more than a year, longer than the time legally allowed.

The officials of the city have also held brainwashing sessions in the detention center, forcing detained Dafa practitioners to write guarantees that they would give up practicing Falun Dafa. The detention center ordered silk appreciation banners to be made for themselves, and forced Dafa practitioner to present the banners to the management of the detention center on a TV news program, claiming that all the detained Dafa practitioners were "transformed" [that they had renounced Falun Dafa]. The fact is that those Dafa practitioners who were videotaped for the propaganda broadcast were soon after sent to forced labor camps. Two elderly Dafa practitioners, Mr. Liu Shuqing and Mr. Xing Jun, are two of those who were sent to labor camps after a year in the detention center.

After Liu Shuqing was sent to the forced labor camp, his daughter and son-in-law were both arrested. Xing Jun's wife had previously suffered a stroke and recovered. However, the news of Xing Jun being sentenced caused her stroke symptoms to recur and she completely lost her capacity for taking care of herself. The former coordinator of the Manchuri City Falun Gong practice site, Li Xiaoqiu, suffered a mental collapse due to the persecution he experienced in the forced labor camp, and he has not yet recovered.

Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Wang Shuying went on a hunger strike to protest the illegal detention, and suffered from brutal force-feeding. Her husband, Yuan Guisheng, not a Falun Gong practitioner, was also detained for more than half year. Her daughter-in-law was under house arrest during the period when she was breastfeeding her baby. Dafa practitioner Ms. Miao Jingli was detained for refusing to give up practicing Falun Dafa. Dafa practitioner Mr. Peng Shouqing is in his 70s and was detained for more than a year. Dafa practitioners Zhang Shanfu and Zhang Wenqian lost almost all of their teeth due to the torture they suffered during their detention. Dafa practitioners Zhang Yu and Xing Shuguang, a couple, were both arrested at the same time and are now forced to live away from home to avoid further persecution. Dafa practitioner Gao Demei was brutally tortured during interrogation. Dafa practitioner Chen Zaiguang was arrested and afterwards was forced to live away from home to avoid further persecution. Dafa practitioner Zhao Yugang was arrested and brutally tortured; later he was sent to the Wanjia Forced Labor Camp, where he suffered vicious abuses that caused him to lose the ability to walk. Dafa practitioner Liu Hanxiang was arrested several times and his high-school-age son was arrested also; they were forced to live away from home to avoid further persecution. Many other Dafa practitioners, including Wang Guijie and Huang Dehua were also detained several times.

When the police went to Dafa practitioner Meng Guiying's home to arrest her, nobody was at home to answer the door. The police then jumped over the fence and broke into her home. Later, they arrested Ms. Meng. She went on a hunger strike to protest the illegal detention and was force-fed. During force-feeding, the police accidentally inserted the feeding tube into her lung, causing a serious infection. Even when Ms. Meng was in critical condition, the police would not release her until her family paid a 5,000 yuan fine [500 yuan is equal to the average monthly salary of an urban worker in China]. Her family immediately sent Ms. Meng to the hospital for emergency treatment, but it was too late to save her life.

Falun Dafa practitioner Xi Shujun was arrested for refusing to participate in brainwashing classes. She was detained in the detention center for half a year. During the detention, Ms. Xi's health deteriorated, yet the police refused to grant her parole for medical treatment. Ms. Xi went on a hunger strike to protest. The detention center granted her parole, fearing a repeat of Ms. Meng's tragedy. Three months later, Ms. Xi was arrested again and sent to a force labor camp.

The above are just a small number of the many cases of persecution suffered by Falun Dafa practitioners in Manchuri City.

March 23, 2004