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Dafa Practitioner Bai Shaohua Persecuted Severely in Tuanhe Labor Camp, Beijing

July 15, 2004 |  

(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Dafa practitioners, Mr. Bai Shaohua and Mr. Li Hailin, helped inspire and encourage many of the practitioners that had, against their will, given in to the police's demands and signed statements renouncing Falun Dafa during their detention. For this reason, Tuanhe Labor Camp in Beijing treated Bai Shaohua and Li Hailin as key subjects for persecution and put them into the so-called "intensive training team." Bai Shaohua is now on a hunger strike to protest his illegal detention. The prison guards openly declared, "If Bai Shaohua is not brainwashed, he won't be allowed to leave the intensive training team." Bai Shaohua's brother, Bai Xiaojun, has already been killed by the persecution.

Bai Shaohua is 32 years old and is from Hua'nan County, Heilongjiang Province. Mr. Bai graduated from Renmin University and worked in Beijing Xin'aote Group, Ltd. after graduation. Because of his encouragement and inspired by his behavior, the manager and the employees in the department where he worked all began practicing Falun Dafa. Soon afterwards, in 1998, their department earned over 2 million Yuan (1) in profits, and the supervisor of the company said that when their company recruited in the future, preference would be given to Falun Dafa practitioners. This was a well-known story.

After the brutal persecution of Falun Dafa began on July 20, 1999, Bai Shaohua exposed the instigators behind the persecution and clarified the truth about Falun Dafa to the government. It was then that he was listed as an important target of persecution by the local police. He was arrested and sent back to Hua'nan County for detention. The previous head of the "610 Office," (2) Li Lanqing, directly gave the order to "severely punish" Mr. Bai. Under the persecution, Bai Shaohua was eventually forced to leave his home and go from place to place to avoid detention. The police posted a reward for his capture and issued a warrant for arrest. He was finally arrested again in Beijing on April 10, 2002. Then he was sent to the notorious Beijing "Legal System Training Center," (a brainwashing center) where he was bombarded with propaganda slandering Falun Gong. To protest his arrest, Bai Shaohua went on a hunger strike for over 100 days straight. The police could not find any evidence to detain him, and in the end, they bypassed the courts and illegally sentenced him to two years in a forced-labor camp (October 14, 2002 to October 15, 2004). In December 2002, Mr. Bai was transferred to the No. 2 Team in Beijing's Tuanhe Labor Camp, where the authorities continued to use all kinds of cruel methods to try to brainwash him into renouncing his belief.

Because Bai Shaohua refused to give in to their unconscionable requests, and because on several occasions he was able to stop prison guards from physically harming other practitioners or depriving them of sleep, the labor camp listed him as an "important figure" to "work on." He was separated from the rest of the "specially managed team" and put in the No. 7 Team to be intensively persecuted. He was tied to a bed, deprived of food and water, and he wasn't permitted to use the toilet.

In December 2003, Mr. Bai was transferred to the No. 3 Team. Due to his righteous thoughts and righteous actions, many practitioners who had previously been "brainwashed" under the intense pressure and against their will, began to see their own shortcomings. With Mr. Bai's support and encouragement, they started to come to their senses, and the whole team showed an overall state of waking up and of returning to Dafa. Afterwards, the prison guards detained Bai Shaohua and another Dafa practitioner, Mr. Li Hailin, separately in the "intensive training team" to persecute them more severely. The guards in the "intensive training team" shocked Dafa practitioner Mr. Peng Guangjun with electric batons and beat him so fiercely that he was tortured to death in the five days from Chinese New Year to January 5th of the lunar calendar.

Now, the guards have publicly declared, "If Bai Shaohua is not brainwashed, he won't be allowed to leave the 'intensive training team.'" They also won't allow anyone to visit him. Mr. Bai's wife took their 4-year-old daughter to visit him, but the labor camp refused them without giving any reason.

Bai Shaohua's brother, Mr. Bai Xiaojun, was a philosophy lecturer in Northeast Normal University and the editor of the university newspaper. Bai Xiaojun was arrested on July 21, 2000 and sentenced to one year of forced labor. Because he insisted on not renouncing his belief, his sentence was then changed to five years in prison. In July 2003, the prison officials informed his mother to come see him. At that time, Bai Xiaojun had become emaciated and his body was covered with injuries. When his mother arrived, he could not even speak, and he passed away three hours later. The labor camp even insisted that his family pay the bill for cremating his body. The acts of those scoundrels angered the students and teachers in Bai Xiaojun's university. They voluntarily organized a memorial service for their beloved Teacher Bai and sent wreathes for him. However, this led to another round of harassment and illegal persecution by the police.

Bai Shaohua's mother is a retired music teacher and she was arrested many times for clarifying the truth about Falun Gong to people. Because of the stress and maltreatment in detention, she even lost her eyesight for a period of time. Bai Shaohua's father was a member of the Chinese Calligraphy Association. Bai Shaohua's wife was arrested many times, including during her pregnancy, due to her "connections" with Mr. Bai, and later she was taken back to her hometown in Xinjiang Province.

Mr. Bai Shaohua's whole family had attended Master Li Hongzhi's lecture in Harbin in 1994, and they have persisted in practicing Falun Dafa for many years. Now, Bai Shaohua's brother has been tortured to death, his father has passed away, and his mother was forced to move from place to place and to other cities to avoid arrest. His wife has a difficult life caring for their 4-year-old daughter alone. Once during a class reunion at his university, Bai Shaohua had described to his classmates the persecution against his family, and his classmates were shocked. Bai Shaohua's classmates in Beijing, Hong Kong, and other places worked together to try to discover his whereabouts for many months, but they could not find him.

Address of Tuanhe Labor Camp, where Bai Shaohua is being held: Intensive Training Team (No. 3 Team), Tuanhe Labor Camp, Daxing District, Beijing 102614, PRC


(1) Yuan is the Chinese currency; 500 Yuan is equal to the average monthly income of 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.