A 77-Year-Old Man From Tianjin Is Imprisoned For Being A Steadfast Practitioner

Mr. Wang Shouke, 77, is from Lutai Town, Ninghe County, Tianjin City. After practicing Falun Gong, he was healed of brain atrophy. On March 4, 2004, Mr. Wang was arrested and imprisoned in the Tianjin City Prison simply because he firmly insisted on practicing Falun Gong.

Before he began Falun Gong, Mr. Wang suffered from brain atrophy and could not take care of himself. He had been to many doctors and spent more than ten thousand yuan (1) for medicine and treatments. His wife helped him learn to practice Falun Gong. Not long after he started the practice, Mr. Wang was healed of his illnesses. However, the police abducted him in May of 2003 and tried to force him into giving up his belief in the principles of "Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance," by brutally torturing him. One police officer even wrapped metal wire around his neck and almost suffocated him. Mr. Wang's blood pressure went up to 240 because of the torture and the shocks received from an electric baton, leaving him in a state of dizziness and only semi-conscious.

On March 4, 2004, the police sent this 77-year-old man to the Tianjin City Prison and illegally imprisoned him because of his persistence in practicing Falun Gong.

Contact information for the Tianjin City Prison:

The Education Section of the Tianjin City Prison, Liwutou Village South, Dasi Town, Xiqing District, Tianjin City. Postal code: 300381

Phone number: 86-22-23099567

A Teacher From The Lutai First High School in Tianjin Is Abducted

At 10:30 p.m. on April 7, 2004, the police secretly abducted Li Huizhi, a teacher from the Lutai First High School in Tianjin. More than ten police officers went to Mr. Li's home and confiscated his personal property. Li Huizhi is currently imprisoned in the Tianjin City First Detention Center. Mr. Li's elderly mother, who is almost 80 years old, had a heart attack because of the shock of the arrest. Her life is now in danger. It is said that the Public Security Department in Tianjin City ordered Li Huizhi's arrest.

Information Related to Personnel Persecuting Falun Gong

Responsible persons and organizations persecuting Falun Gong practitioners in Ninghe County:

Wang Zhihe, Liu Yanzhang, and Zhang Yuncheng, the Director of the County "610 Office" (2): 86-22-69589366 (office); 86-22-69110098 (home);

Guan Shurong, Director of the County Women's Union: 86-22-69585698 (office), 86-22-69593190 (home);

Lu Yusheng, Director of the County Political Legal Commission: 86-22-69584187 (office), 86-22-69599560 (home);

Wu Fengjiang, former Director of the Public Security Division of the Police Department; currently the Director of the Economic Development District Police Station: 86-22-69572593;

Wu Fengjiang and others used to brutally beat Falun Gong practitioners. For example, he would beat a male practitioner the entire night and the next morning make him stand under the burning sun. Then the next evening, he would force the practitioner to stand outside to be bitten by mosquitoes, while yelling at him, "If you believe in Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance, you are not afraid of mosquito bites!"

Li Chunfa, former member of the Miaozhuang County Government: 86-22-69221011\86-22-69221010;

Liu Aimin, former Fengtai Town Political Legal Commission Secretary, currently the Fengtai Town Assistant Secretary: 86-22-69489066\86-22-13820990000;

Hao Yanting and his wife.

Fu Lianchen, current Ninghe Town Secretary;

Wang Zhenguo: 86-22-69418688\86-22-13302030000;

Zhang Jinwei, Li Qiang, Li Hui, Zhao Lianpu, Yu Haolin, Wei Zhenlai, and Zhang Zhigang: 86-22-69231301\86-22-69231300;

The above nine people are the major persons responsible for persecuting Falun Gong practitioners in Yuandaxin Township. More than ten people, including those nine listed above, have robbed Dafa practitioners' homes in broad daylight, taking food and everything else of value. These people even took away the propane gas tanks used in practitioners' homes. These officers almost tore down one practitioner's house. A 90-year-old man could not stop weeping, and a practitioner's husband knelt down and begged the officers not to tear down the house. The officers took the opportunity to extort money from them, stopping their destruction only after the family had collected enough money.

Han Qingnian, former Head of Xiaoli Township: 86-22-69591085 (ask for his extension);

Han Qingnian used a leather shoe to slap practitioner Wang's (first name unknown) face and did not stop until the leather shoe split open.

Wang Wuhong, National Security Team;

Officer Wang Hongwu used to yell at female practitioners, "So you won't be transformed [into renouncing Falun Gong]. I believe I can handle you. I have already decided that you will be locked in with male prisoners. I want to see if you will still insist [on practicing]."

Ma Zhifu, Director of the County Detention Center: 86-22-69591085 ext 72072 (?), 86-22-69563598, 86-22-69595910;

Zhao Hongxia, Educator of the County Detention Center: 86-22-69591532;

Zhao Hongxia was very brutal when beating practitioners. Ms. Lian Keying is a practitioner and also Zhao's sister-in-law. He slapped her face because she said, "Falun Dafa is good." Zhao also slapped practitioner Zhao Mingjun dozens of times and beat her with a wooden stick until she lost consciousness.

Yang Sujuan, Director of the County Television Broadcasting Bureau, 86-22-69591252;

Yang is one of the main assistants to Falun Gong persecutor Li Zhenjun. Yang ordered the TV station to broadcast a special program slandering Falun Gong on January 22, 2004, the day of the Chinese New Year.

Xu Zhenhe, Vice Director of the County Police Station: 86-22-69590938 (office) 86-22-24349147 (home) 86-13032255201 (mobile);

The Ninghe County Police Station focused on persecuting Falun Gong and Xu is involved in almost all persecution cases against Falun Gong practitioners. He is ruthless in his attack on Falun Gong.

Liu Zhijun, Beixiao District Police Station: 86-22-69571045;

Zhou Zenghui, Secretary of the Beixiao District Residential Commission: 86-22-69571045;

Fu Liancai, major person in the Lutai Town Government responsible for arresting and persecuting Falun Gong practitioners: 86-22-69571045;

Zhang Wanping, and Zhang Zhuchang, from Xinsheng Street Residential Commission;

Wang Guiwang, from Xinsheng Street Police Station: 86-13302066844 (mobile);

These people secretly arrested eight Dafa practitioners and confiscated their household property. Liu Zhijun and Zhou Zenghui were the main persons responsible for providing information about practitioners and following and spying on them.

Yang Shujun, from Zhenxin Street Police Station;
Chen Hequan, Political Security Section of the Police Station: 86-13802005302 (mobile);
Jia Hongjie, Miaozhuang Township Police Station;
Liu Yanzhang: 86-13032258058 (mobile);
Sun Jianmin: 86-13021333135 (mobile).

(1) Yuan is the Chinese currency; 500 yuan is equal to the average monthly income for an urban worker in China.

(2) The "610 Office" is 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.