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Persecution Cases in Huanggang City, Hubei Province

July 10, 2004 |  

(Clearwisdom.net) Over the past few years, the Jiang regime has implemented systematic persecution against Falun Gong practitioners. The following are persecution cases that have taken place in Huanggang city, Hubei province.

1. Violent Arrests

A female Falun Dafa practitioner was discovered on a side street by an entrance guard while she was posting flyers that promoted Dafa. The guard then dragged her to the duty office and called the police. A "110" policeman (1) wanted to arrest her for "creating a disturbance". This practitioner knew that she had not broken the law, so she explained the facts and refused to get in the police vehicle. However, she was severely beaten in the face by police officer You, with blood flowing from her nose. She was illegally detained for two weeks. Her nose kept bleeding before and after the detainment, and her shirt was soaked with blood.

2. Long-term Illegal Detention, Tortured to Death

(Ref: http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2003/9/10/40085.html



Mr. Oyang Ming has an excellent reputation as a teacher. He was illegally detained for three years and seven months for his beliefs. He spent such a long time under ruthless torture that he passed away.

On Jan. 15, 2000, Oyang Ming went to Tiananmen Square to appeal through simply doing the Falun Gong exercises. He was arrested and detained in Huanggang city's No. 1 detention center for over one month. He suffered severely from the brutal torture. Once in the detention center, Oyang Ming was beaten in the chest, head, hands, and feet. Moreover, he was subjected to other forms of abuse. For example, other prisoners urinated on his face as he was forced to squat before them. He was beaten by other prisoners and forced remain in the same position, standing or squatting, for long periods of time. During his detention, his mother passed away, but his request to attend the funeral was rejected by the "610 Office" (2) and the Huanggang city police department. Afterwards, because of his insistence on practicing the Falun Gong exercises, he was transferred to the wing for violent criminals, where prisoners beat him fiercely. His hands and feet were shackled, with an extra chain stringing them together. The shackles weighed 30-35 kilograms (66-77 lbs.). He could not stand at all, but only crawl on the ground. He had to endure those shackles for ten days before they were removed.

In May and June of 2000, Huanggang held brainwashing sessions to ‘transform' practitioners. There, they tried to force practitioners to sign a renouncement statement, otherwise they would be forced to sit on Master Li's picture. Oyang Ming refused to do either. He jumped from the second floor, broke his leg and was in hospital for a month.

In Nov. 2000, Ming distributed materials exposing the true situation, yet the police followed him. At the entrance to another practitioner's home, he was kidnapped by the pursuing police, beaten and searched. Some fliers were found and Ming was detained for another month.

From May 2001 to May 2002, Ming spread fliers to disclose the truth in Huanggang's Teacher Training School. He was discovered and thereafter held in a detention center for 78 days, during which he protested by holding a hunger strike. He was force-fed and a tooth was knocked out. Then, he was sent to Drug Rehabilitation Center in Shizishan, Wuhan city for a year, where he was tortured in ways such as standing for long periods against a wall and being deprived of sleep. Meanwhile, under great pressure he was forced to divorce his wife.

From June 2002 to June 2003, within a month after his coming back from Wuhan, Ming was jailed for a year after his email was compromised. Due to the continual detention under severe conditions, his health had so seriously deteriorated that he developed a severe fever and cough. Despite this, the local policeman intended to detain him in Shayang Forced Labor Camp for two more years. He was later refused by the labor camp during medical inspection, which revealed many illnesses such as kidney deterioration, liver dysfunction, heart disease, hepatitis, and diabetes. Doctors found no way out. Ming was skinny and sick. He kept coughing, and looked much older than his actual age.

In the same period, under pressure from the "610 office", his school was forced to fire him. Ming passed away on Aug. 20, 2003.

3. Illegal Trial and Sentence

A young practitioner Zhang Qingming was illegally put on trial twice in April and August 2003 because he downloaded information from Falun Dafa websites and edited material to disclose the truth about the persecution. He was sentenced to ten years in jail.

The first trial was held on April 8, 2003, and he was sentenced to ten years in jail on April 12, while his political rights were deprived for three years. The subpoena was issued only one day before the trial date, no family members were notified, and no lawyers or others were allowed to attend the trial. According to item No. 151 in Chinese criminal law, for an open case, the cause for the case, the name of the defendant, and the time and place of the trial should be made public three days in advance. According to item No. 152, the first trial session for a case in the people's court should be open to the public, except those related to state secrets.

On Aug. 1, 2003, the intermediate court held the second trial. Although it was open, Zhang Qingming was not allowed to defend himself, and was stopped whenever he tried to say anything. The court appointed defense lawyer was in clear collusion with the court and offered no defense.

4. Forced Divorce

The court reached a divorce verdict for Ms. Dai Qiuju on grounds of an unsatisfactory marriage, including practicing Falun Gong and illegal activities, and that no husband and wife duties are fulfilled. The truth is that her husband had a mistress a long time before, but requested divorce based on Ms. Dai's arrest because of Falun Gong. She tried to save her family and to clarify the truth about Falun Gong, but the court still passed the divorce verdict.

(1) "110" policeman has a similar role as a"911" emergency policeman in the US.

(2) "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.