Torture Cases of Falun Dafa Practitioners in Shijiazhang City's Beijiao Prison
(Clearwisdom.net) Mr. Shi Yan was illegally sentenced to 11 years and detained in the No. 7 Ward of Shijiazhuang City's Beijiao Prison. In order to extort a confession from him, the police violently beat him. He was locked onto a metal chair for over 40 days. One a day in October 2003, prisoner Xu Haiying beat him on the chest, which caused him serious internal injuries. He vomited blood, which the prison guards witnessed.
Mr. Zhang Junmin, 43 years old, lived in Hugedong Village, Funing County. He was arrested for photocopying Falun Gong truth-clarifying materials, sentenced to seven years and was detained in the No. 7 Ward. On December 15, 2002, because he practiced the Falun Gong exercises, he was locked in the guardhouse. Although it was winter, the prison guard intentionally opened the window to let the cold wind into the room. Three days later Zhang Junmin said to them, "You are too inhuman! I will stop eating and will expose you on the Internet." As they feared to be exposed, they then closed the window. When Zhang Junmin was sent to forced brainwashing, he was beaten so violently that he could not see clearly and his stomach swelled up and hurt very badly. He was forced to sit for three days on a stool, which was placed upside down so that he had to sit on the legs.
Mr. Wang Wenwu, 36 years old, lived in the Yunhe District, Cangzhou City. He was arrested on August 20, 2002, sentenced to 11 years and detained in the No.7 Ward. He was tortured for over 20 days, between February 25 and March17, 2003. Those who participated in the torture include: Education Division head Wang Guobin, Deputy Division head Yue Yuhai, Li Like, Zhao Jun, Zhang Zhonglin, former prison guard Li Yabin of the No. 12 Ward, prisoners Liu Ximing, Chen Guoquan and Ma Shujun, who has been released. The prison guards incited the three prisoners to violently beat Wang Wenwu, deprive him of sleep for 24 hours, and beat his fingertips and five of his ribs with a bamboo plank. His fingers and palm were injured, and he suffered injuries to his internal organs so severe he could barely turn over. The prison guards Yue Yuhai, Zhang Zhonglin and Li Yabin personally beat Wang Wenwu. The prisoners used a stool to beat him on the back. Wang Wenwu's face became swollen as a result of torture. He was forced to sit for a long time on a stool, placed upside down. He was also forced to stand for 48 hours and deprived of sleep for four days. He lost control of his speech and started hallucinating.
Mr. Liu Wenji, 51 years old, lived in Pingquan County, Chengde City. On December 20, 2000, he was arrested for unfurling a banner at Tiananmen Square. He was sentenced to four years and was detained in the No. 7 Ward. On April 11, 2000, after he had been illegally detained for 149 days, he was released after the police extorted 3,000 yuan from him. On December 20, 2000, he was violently beaten in Beijing City's Shunyi Police Station until past 2:00 a.m. the next morning. Five or six people surrounded him and kept beating him. Although it was a very cold winter, they forced him to be naked until 11:00 p.m., and then poured cold water on him. The water on the floor soon turned into ice and they forced him to sit on it.
They tortured him in this way four or five times, which lasted over seven hours. Some parts of his body lost all sensation. He was shocked with electric batons over 150 times; his throat was swollen from the electric shocking. On March 31, 2003, when he was in the brainwashing center of the No. 4 Ward he was deprived of sleep, water and food and was forbidden to go to the toilet. The prisoners particularly beat the most painful parts of his body; the upper parts of his legs were totally black and have not recovered, even after three months. They also forced him to sit cross-legged on a stool, which was placed upside down in order for them to beat him. After such severe beatings, he was not able move.
Mr. Xu Jingbao, 42 years old, lived in No. 16, Xiangyang Houxiang, Dongguan Xiangyang Street, Zhuolu County. On July 31, 2001 he was illegally arrested, sentenced to five years and detained in the No. 7 Ward. He was detained seven times during the period from July 20, 1999, to July 31, 2001. In the brainwashing center, he was seriously persecuted. The guards forced him to sit on a stool, which was placed upside down and did not allow him to sleep, making his legs and feet numb, a condition that persists even today. On April 4, 2003, the prison guards instructed the prisoners Xu Haiying, Lian Ailin, Huang Hui and others to violently attack him on the chest, head, lower back, legs and feet. His nose was also beaten and resulted in profuse nosebleeds. His lower back was seriously injured. He still has not recovered and is still suffering from the pain of the beatings. Sometimes the guards personally do the beatings. Political Head Zhang Zhiguang and others from the No. 7 Ward instructed the prisoners to beat practitioners at will. They also let the prisoners drink alcohol and enticed them to beat practitioners by promising them that their terms would be shortened or awarding them a score of 100.
Mr. Yang Jingang, 34 years old, a teacher in Baoding City's Middle School, lived in Dakan Xia Village, Mancheng County. In September 2002, he was illegally detained for broadcasting truth-clarifying tapes with a loudspeaker, sentenced to four years and detained in the No 6 Ward. Since July 20, 1999, he went to Beijing twice to uphold Dafa and was locked in the Baoding Detention Center twice for eleven and a half months. His work unit cut off his salary for almost one year. After he returned to teach at the school, he was not allowed to lecture in the classroom; instead, he was asked to do manual labor. During the detention he has suffered physical and mental trauma. In late 2003, when he was in the brainwashing center of the No. 4 Ward, he was terribly persecuted.
Mr. Li Feng, 42 years old, lived in Anguo City, Hebei Province. In October 2002 he was arrested for clarifying the facts of the persecution to people. He was sentenced to 15 years and detained in the No.1 Ward and then transferred into the No. 4 Ward. Since August 23, 2001, he went into exile to avoid arrest. On October 22, as he resisted the persecution, he was transferred from the Baoding City No. 1 Prison to Shijiazhuang City's No. 4 Prison. Just after he arrived at the No. 4 Prison, his appeals letter, blank notebook, law book and magazines were confiscated. They also extorted money from him. On November 15, 2003, he was sent to a brainwashing class and was forced to watch programs defaming Falun Gong and to read materials attacking Falun Gong. As a result, he lost of control of his mind for several days.
Mr. Ke Xingguo, 47 years old, is from Beijing. He was illegally arrested in March 2001, and was sentenced to seven years. He was transferred from the No. 1 Ward into the No. 6 Ward. In 2000, in order to resist the forced brainwashing, he went into exile to avoid the persecution. In January 2001 when he stopped briefly at home, he was arrested and sent to forced brainwashing where he suffered physical and mental trauma. After he escaped by jumping through a window he was again arrested in Shen County, Hebei Province in March 2001. There, the head of a detention center and the police ordered the prisoners to beat and torture him. He suffered this inhuman treatment in Baoding City's No. 1 Prison for nine months, until he was transferred to the No. 4 prison.
The criminals who have participated in persecuting him include:
The Ministry of Agriculture: Party Secretary Zheng and Bai, Jiang Ping from
the Discipline Inspection Department, Guan Zhanyi from the Service Department,
and head Ren from the Security Division;
The No. 10 Division, Beijing City Police Department: Division head Zhang and police officer Zhang;
The Shen County Police Department of Hebei Province: Deputy head Chen, head Shang from the Political and Security Section, chief Zhao, guard Dong and Liu from the detention center;
The Baoding City No.1 Prison: deputy head Zhou, head Zhang of the Education Division, political head of the No. 3 Ward Wang Yuhai;
The Shijiazhuang City No. 4 Prison: Wang Guobin, head of the Education Division; Yue Yuhai and Zhang Zhonglin, deputy heads of the Education Division as well as several other policemen; the No. 6 Ward: head Yang Baoguo and policeman Li Zhilin.
Mr. Yang Yueliang, 51 years old, is a technician in the Yanshan County Hospital. He was illegally arrested for telling people the facts about the Falun Dafa persecution. He was sentenced to ten years and is now detained in the No. 9 Ward.
The mistreatment he received: For the five years from July 20, 1999 to present, he has experienced physical and mental torture under the persecution.
Mr. Chai Baohua, 48 years old, is from Chaizhuangzi Village, Fengjiakou Town, Nanpi County. On March 25, 2002, he was arrested for handing out Falun Gong truth-clarification materials. He was given a sentence of seven years and is detained in the No. 5 Ward.
The mistreatment he received: On July 23, 1999, he rode a bicycle for three days to go to Beijing to appeal. He was arrested and taken back to his hometown and then detained for sixteen days. In 2000 he was arrested for three months and fined over 300 yuan because the police found Falun Gong books during a search of his home. At the end of December 2000 he was detained for 150 days for going to Beijing to validate Dafa. During his detention, personnel from the police department beat him up for over twenty minutes. In the detention center, four persons took turns beating him. In 2001 he was arrested and detained for over two months for distributing Falun Dafa materials. He was released after he held a hunger strike, which lasted 25 days. Five days before the 2002 Spring Festival he was arrested for distributing Falun Gong materials and was released after five days of detention. On March 25, 2002, the police used a trick to get him out of his home, arrested him and then gave sentenced him to seven years. In May he was sent to the No.4 Prison. After he was sent there, he was beaten up twice for sending forth righteous thoughts. He was tortured for six days in a forced brainwashing center. During the long term detention he was tortured many times by Pang Zhiyi and Zhao Aiguo. The ward leader did nothing to stop it nor did he care about it.
Mr. Yang Yanxiang, 36 years old, is from Daxinzhuang Village, Xiaoxinzhuang Township, Xinji City. He is detained in the No. 5 Ward.
The abuse he had to endure: He started to practice Falun Gong in November 2001 while he was detained in prison. The huge pressures that he has faced from various sources could not change his determination in cultivating Falun Dafa. On October 5, 2002, he was put into a solitary cell for fifteen days for circulating Dafa materials among the practitioners. Because he refused to write a letter to indicate he would give up the Falun Dafa practice, the guards forced him to stand for fourteen hours each day, for109 days. As a result, his feet and legs became swollen. One evening in August 2003, some prisoners found him handwriting Dafa materials and reported him to the authorities. He was put into a solitary cell for fifteen days (Each solitary confinement stay means an extension of his prison term of two more years). His determined faith in Falun Dafa frightened the evildoers. Although he has not finished reading Zhuan Falun, he has been very diligent in his cultivation.
Mr. Zhang Yang, 47 years old, is from 30-2-12 Yingqiuxili, Haigang District, Qinhuangdao City. He was arrested for downloading Falun Dafa materials from the Internet. He was given a twelve-year sentence and is now detained in the No. 9 Ward.
Mr. Xia Xingmin, 52 years old, is a cadre from the Changzheng Automobile Manufacturing Plant in Xingtai City. On September 28, 2001, he was arrested for copying and distributing Falun Gong truth clarifying information. He was given a sentence of nine years and is detained in the No. 5 Ward.
The gross mistreatment he received: From September 28 to November 21 in 2001, that is for nearly two months, he was tortured and interrogated. During that time the police, led by the deputy chief from the Political and Judiciary Committee in the Xingtai City Police Department, brutally beat and otherwise tortured him. They put a four-legged chair on Mr. Xia's back and then had a person sit on the chair. They used electric batons to violently shock him. When his mouth bled from the beating, the police stuffed a blood-soaked towel into his mouth. Then they affixed him to a metal chair, specifically made to torture Falun Gong practitioners. He was locked there for three days and nights. The police used a square wooden stick, one inch wide and over 600 mm long (60 cm, about ?yard), to beat him on his back and legs for a long time. Those areas became black and blue, and he suffered from unbearable pain. The police also used leather belts to slap him on his head and body. As a result, his ears severely swelled. On November 17, Wei Jimo used a wooden stick to fiercely beat Mr. Xia's head. The wooden stick was shattered into pieces upon impact. After that, Wei kicked Mr. Xia's head with his boot, making Mr. Xia's head bleed badly. The police also produced a falsified video to delude people. In March 2003, while in the forced brainwashing center held by the No. 4 Prison, four criminal inmates were instructed to closely monitor him and forced him to sit on a chair, which was flipped over with the legs pointing up. Mr. Xia was not allowed to sleep continuously for five whole days.
Mr. Lei Zhongfu, 48 years old, is a resident of the No. 6 Building, 21st Compound, Touhechanbeili, Chaoyang District, Beijing. On March 9, 2002, he was arrested at his home and given a sentence of three years. After that day he was detained in the brainwashing center for ten days that was specifically established in the Tongzhou District for persecuting Falun Gong. In the brainwashing center he was forbidden to sleep and was also beaten up. Almost ten people participated in one of the most severe beating incidents, attacking him with shoes, broom handles and fists, and slapping him on his ears. Besides this torture, another group of people, more than ten of them, pushed him to the floor and used force to hold his hand to write a Falun Gong dissociation letter. Because he was crushed by so many people, Mr. Lei almost died. Several hours passed before he recovered a little. After that, he had chest pains for over one month. Inside the brainwashing center, they also initiated a series of activities to try to brainwash Mr. Lei. They also forced him to watch many videos that slandered Falun Dafa. Then they made him write down his thoughts. The guards confiscated most of the money that Mr. Lei's family members sent him. Having to sleep on the concrete floor made Mr. Lei suffer from scabies, eczema, and dermatitis for almost two years.
Mr. Liu Huimin, 36 years old, is a cadre from the Qinglong County Government Guesthouse, Qinhuangdao City. On August 2, 2000, he was arrested because he told the government the truth about the persecution that his fellow practitioners had been subjected to and about how Falun Gong had been framed. He was given a sentence of five years and is now detained in the No. 5 Ward. On August 20, 2000, he staged a hunger strike to protest the persecution. As a result, detention center director Wang Jin and deputy director Zhang Xi and some guards beat him severely. From April to June 2001 the criminal inmates beat him up twice. The beatings ruptured a membrane in one of his ears and affected his hearing. From March to April in 2002, he was detained in the brainwashing center, where one of his left ribs was broken due to the beatings.
Mr. Guo Hongshan, 48 years old, is an employee of the security section at the Yaohua Glass Factory in Qinhuangdao City, which is located in Building 18, Complex 156, Dongbeili, the Linggang District. On May 14, 2001 the police arrested him at his home and then gave him a sentence of ten years. He is detained in the No. 11 Ward. Prior to that, in October 1999, he and his wife went to Beijing to appeal and were thus arrested. He was detained for 30 days, during which time he suffered from all kinds of torture. The Electric Machinery Factory fired his wife. In February 2000, he was illegally detained for 45 days and as result, his employer terminated his employment. After the detention he was sent to a brainwashing center that was completely isolated from the outside world.
On May 14, 2001, the police tricked him into coming to the police department and tried to force him to admit to some crimes he did not commit. He determinedly refused, so the police beat him up. During the beating, seven or eight policemen used wooden sticks and leather belts to beat him so hard that the sticks and the belts broke. The beating lasted for seven to eight hours. He lost awareness many times and his body was covered with wounds. The police also cuffed him onto a specifically made metal chair. While he was incarcerated in the detention center, his wife went to police department director Peng to petition for his release. As a result, his wife was sent to a mental hospital where she was tortured for ten months. In the neighborhood where he lived, another Falun Gong practitioner named Zhang Deyi, who lived in Unit 1, 33 Building, Qiaodongnanli was sentenced to three years of forced labor. The vicious perpetrators sent him to the Tangshan City Mental Hospital for resisting the persecution in the labor camp.
Mr. Niu Mingang, 40 years old, lived in Apartment 18-3-503, the Shijiazhuang City Railroad residential complex. He was the associate president of the Railroad's Yunda Freight Transportation Station, the east location. On March 3, 2001, the police got him to come out of his home, arrested him and sentenced him to twelve years. He is detained in the No. 8 Ward. After that day he was illegally detained in the police station for five days. On November 14, 2001, the police inside the guesthouse, which is located east to South Tiyu Street, bragged during the beating, "Many of you Falun Gong persons were beaten to death. There is an order from the top that the Falun Gong practitioners who are beaten to death are all declared as having committed suicide!" On July 20, 1999, Mr. Niu went to the provincial government to petition for Falun Gong. The provincial government personnel did not care and said that, "Beijing made the decision." So, the Falun Gong practitioners decided to go to Beijing to appeal. To prevent them from going to Beijing, the police beat them.
The railroad station fired Mr. Niu from his position and from the railroad system. He was given a one-year grace period. In the first eighteen days of November 2001, the police locked him onto a metal chair inside Room 104 of the guesthouse. His hands were cuffed and he was not allowed to sleep. Yan Shengkai, associate chief of the Political and Security Division from the Xinhua Police Station instructed his people to handcuff him tightly many times, for eight to twelve hours each time. He was slapped many times. The police tortured him many times by using fire or smoke to hurt him, burning him with a lighted cigarette, shocking him with electric batons and lashing him with leather belts. They also used wood-handled shoe-cleaning brushes to beat him on his head many times. The police also otherwise punched and kicked him and resorted to many other, unimaginable torturing ways, such as using needles to pierce his fingers. Even now, he is unable to move or walk steadily. He often feels pain, numbness and swelling in his hands and feet.
Mr. Guo Zhijiang is 43 years old and is from Shenzhou City, Hebei Province. He was abducted on December 22, 2000, for sending out materials telling the truth about Falun Dafa being persecuted. He was sentenced to 12 years in prison and incarcerated in the No.5 Ward. Following are details about the abuses he endured: In the detention center the perpetrators tried to extort a confession through the use of torture. They subjected him to brutal beatings and used additional torture devices just because he practiced Falun Gong. He was also forced to do manual labor for so many hours that it was beyond the limit of his physical endurance. The warden was behind the torture. Mr. Guo was brutally beaten and locked in a confinement cell for 15 day for practicing Falun Gong.
Mr. Liu Huanjie is from Xiaoheliu Village, Qiantong Township, Yanshan County. He was arrested in 2002 and imprisoned in the No.5 Ward. This is his persecution situation: On the 2001 New Year's Day, Jiang's regime decreed forced assignments, that each employment unit and each person must apprehend a certain number of Falun Dafa practitioners. On January 3, because the local police could not meet their assigned quota, they searched Mr. Liu's home and took away all of his belongings. He was forced to become homeless, wandering about, to avoid recapture and further persecution. In 2002, in the middle of the night, the Cangzhou Municipal Police Department, together with the Yanshan County Police Department, without following any legal procedures, climbed over the yard wall where he was staying temporarily, and arrested Mr. Liu and his family members and took them to the police department. They made the arrest before they had any evidence. From September 29 to October 3, the police interrogated them under torture, in a hurry, and deprived them of sleep for four days and nights. From October 9 to October 21, they were handcuffed in the basement (the torturing devices were specially made to torture Falun Dafa practitioners) and were deprived of sleep for 12 days. They used various torture methods to extort the answers they wanted. On May 15, 2003, during the SARS period, Mr. Liu was sent to the Cangnan Prison and was locked up there in a confinement cell for half a month with the excuse "for medical isolation." He was often not given any food. He went on hunger strike to protest. On May 30, 2003, evaluating that he had stopped eating and drinking fluids for five days he was sent back to the prison; On June 2 he was sent for forced brainwashing where he suffered physical punishment, sleep deprivation and other tortures.
Mr. Guo Zhengqing is 44 years old and is from Shihuli Village, Duanjiabao Township, Huayuan District, Zhangjiakou City. On April 25, 2001, he was arrested because he held up a banner in Tiananmen Square and he was sentenced to a three-year prison term and was locked up in the No. 5 Ward. On April 2, 2001, on Jinshuiqiao Bridge of Tiananmen, he unfolded a .7 meter wide and over 5 meters long banner. The wording said, "Practicing Falun Gong is a Human Being's Right." He was apprehended and put into a vehicle. In the vehicle, when he opened a window and shouted out loudly, "Falun Dafa is great," his face received a heavy blow and his left eye was also hit; some blood vessels inside his head were torn from the blow and his nose oozed dark blood for three days. In the Zhangjiakou City liaison office in Beijing the personnel kicked him and made his right eye and the right side of his face swell. In Xuanhuaxian County's detention center he was brutally beaten by 19 criminal prisoners. In Zhangjiakou City's Shaziling prison he was kicked, with blood flowing from his mouth. In the fourth prison the warden brutally beat him, as did criminal prisoners, for as many as 15 times. One time the beating was so severe that he could not move for several days.
Mr. Zhang Zhiquan is 70 over years old and is from Hengshui City, Hebei Province. He was sentenced to a seven-year prison term and imprisoned in the No.5 Ward. His persecution circumstances: Because he spoke out in defense of Falun Gong, the authorities in Shenzhen City framed him as a "backer of Falun Gong." They arbitrarily connected many people that he did not know with many things that he had nothing to do with. This enabled them to fabricate charges against Falun Gong, calling it an "organized activity." This over 70-year-old man was imprisoned for over three years and suffered physical torture and mental torment, including "being the prisoner of the prisoners" and so on. The government ignored his appeal, held on to the written verdict for over two years, and still has not returned it. In accordance with the law relating to prisons, he sent 13 long letters to the central government, to explain that Falun Dafa is the righteous Fa. It has been over one year since he sent the first letter, but he still has not received any response. After he sent the letters to the leaders of the country, he did not receive any letters from his family; his normal correspondence and correspondence with his family has been cut off.
Mr. Han Weixin is 39 years old. He was the head of the transportation administration office of Anxin County, Baoding City, Hebei Province; his home address is 6 Zhujiakeng, Anxin Town. He was arrested in May of 2002 and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. He was imprisoned in the No. 4 Ward.
Mr. Li Mingtao is 34 years old and was an employee of the China Construction Bank, Handan Division. His family lives at No. 48 Xinxingdajie Avenue, Congtaiqu District, Handan City, in the residential area of the construction bank at Chaoyang Street. He was arrested on August 25, 2001, sentenced to 11 years in prison, and imprisoned in the No. 4 Ward. His persecution circumstances: By the end of 2003, in the forced brainwashing of the fourth prison, Zhao Jun, a policeman from the education department pounded metal nails into four fingers of his left hand.
Mr. He Lin was from Lijiazhuang Village, Linzhang Town, Linzhang County, Handan City. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison and was imprisoned in the No. 4 Ward.
Mr. Du Jingyi is from Sanyihe Village, Maquanzi Town, Qinglong County. He was sentenced to seven years in prison and imprisoned in the No. 4 Ward.
Mr. Li Tianyong lived in Dormitory 1-1-301, in the residential area of the municipal administration at Xinhua Street, Qingnian Road, Baoding City. He was a doctoral student in Viral Disease Anticipatory Control, China Prevention Medical College, the Beijing Ministry of Public Health. He was sentenced to four years in prison and he is imprisoned in the No. 4 Ward.
Mr. Hou Guorui is 24 years old and is from Houliuma Village, Damashen Township, the Taocheng District, Hengshui City. He was abducted on December 22, 2000, was sentenced to four years in prison, and is incarcerated in the No. 13 Ward.
Mr. Liu Jun is 33 years old and lived at 18 Qingnian Street, Congtai District, Handan City. He was arrested on August 26, 2001, was sentenced to 11 years in prison, and is in the No. 13 Ward.
Mr. Jin Hui is 34 years old. He lived at the Wujinyuan dormitory, 158 Langfang Guangmingxi Ave. He was arrested on June 2, 2001, and was sentenced to an eight-year prison term; he was imprisoned in the No. 13 Ward.
Mr. Wang Shuwen is 49 years old and lived at 18 Xiangyang Street, Pingquan County. He was arrested on December 20, 2000, and was sentenced to four years in prison. He is imprisoned in the No. 13 Ward.
December 26, 2004