Mr. Song Tingfang, an Official from Dolonnur County, Inner Mongolia, Died in 2002 as a Result of Persecution
(Clearwisdom.net) Mr. Song Tingfang, who used to work in the Livestock Department of Dolonnur County, Inner Mongolia, was sent to a forced labor camp by the local Political and Judiciary Committee, the 610 Office, and his own work unit because of his determination to practice Falun Gong. As a result of the persecution, he became very weak physically and eventually died in April of 2002.
Mr. Song Tingfang had many illnesses prior to his practice of Falun Gong. After he started practicing Falun Gong, all the illnesses were gone without any medical treatment. At the beginning of the persecution against Falun Gong in 1999, Mr. Song Tingfang was selected as one of the delegates to present facts about Falun Gong to the County Committee and the County Political and Judiciary Committee. In February of 2000, faced with various forms of pressure, about 60 Falun Gong practitioners from around Dolonnur County (including Mr. Song's wife) went to Beijing to appeal on behalf of Falun Gong. All of the practitioners were arrested once inside the National Appeals Center in Beijing. The government assigned the resolution of this incident to Li Lanqing, the top official of the National 610 Office at that time.
Mr. Song was then illegally sentenced to three years in a forced labor camp. A police officer named Zhang Quan repeatedly beat and verbally abused Mr. Song during that period of time. Mr. Song's wife was fined more than 1,000 yuan for appealing. Falun Gong practitioners were being held inside the Fourth Brigade of the Wuyuan Forced Labor Camp of Inner Mongolia. Mr. Song and other fellow practitioners were forced to attend brainwashing sessions daily. They were forced to watch videos that slandered Falun Dafa. Other inmates were ordered to monitor the daily activities of practitioners 24 hours a day. Practitioners had to repeatedly write out their so-called "personal understandings" about Falun Dafa. Police officers would repeatedly threaten practitioners to obtain confessions. Every day, practitioners were forced to perform hard physical labor. Mr. Song's wife didn't have a job and his two children were attending school. Mr. Song was the sole source of income for the family before he was put in the labor camp. Under pressure of the persecution, Mr. Song agreed to sign the "Three Statements" when he was on the brink of mental collapse. Afterwards, Mr. Song's physical health deteriorated and he showed signs of illness. Mr. Song then realized that he was wrong in submitting the statements. He told police officer Wei Yuzhi that he wanted to issue a verbal declaration to nullify his statements. Wei Yuzhi threatened Mr. Song with increased daily work time if he dared to declare his statements null and void.
Mr. Song was actually released from the prison in advance of his complete term. His health situation deteriorated rapidly when he got back home. At the same time, the Political and Judiciary Committee, the 610 Office, and his own work unit were still monitoring and pressuring him. Mr. Song died as a result of the continual physical and mental persecution.
Partial list of the main perpetrators from Dolonnur County, involved in persecuting Mr. Song:
Former Political and Judiciary Committee Secretary, Zhang Jinquan
Former 610 Office Secretary, Ma Guifang
Former Public Security Department Director, Wang Lei
Police officer, Zhang Quan
Wuyuan Forced Labor Camp Director, Mu Jianfeng
Police officer Wei Yuzhi from the Fourth Brigade of the Wuyuan Forced Labor Camp