High School Student Pressured to "Repent" for Clarifying the Facts about Falun Gong on an Examination Paper
(Clearwisdom.net) Zhao Qiang, a 15-year-old high school student from Taihe County, Anhui Province, wrote the facts about the staged "self-immolation" incident on Tiananmen Square on his mid-term examination paper. As a result, the local 610 Office, police officers, and his school all persecuted him. They ransacked his home and pressured him to repent. To escape being arrested, his mother, a Falun Gong practitioner, was forced to leave home and move from place to place.
Zhao Qiang is a student at the No. 1 High School in Taihe County. As part of the mid-term examination, the students were asked to write an article to slander Falun Gong, based on the staged "self-immolation" incident on Tiananmen Square. It is reported that Zhao Qiang's parents practice Falun Gong, and his family has suffered long-term persecution. Therefore, Zhao Qiang has personal experience and a deep understanding of the persecution that Falun Gong practitioners have suffered over the years. During the examination, he wrote an essay entitled "Awaken," which revealed the truth about the staged "self-immolation" incident. In his essay, Zhao Qiang exposed the lies that the Chinese Communist Party fabricated about the incident.
Consequently, local agents launched a new round of persecution against Zhao Qiang's family. On the afternoon of September 27, 2005, Yang Dakuan, a police officer from the Taihe County Police Department, along with personnel from the Taihe County 610 Office, and Zhang Bingqin, an instructor from the police station, ransacked Zhao Qiang's home. When they did not find anything to incriminate the family, they, together with his schoolmaster and teacher, threatened him to get him to disclose the source of his information about the "self-immolation" incident. Moreover, they arranged to arrest Zhao Qiang's mother. They also threatened his uncle and his aunt. Zhao Qiang's mother was forced to leave home to escape being arrested.
Failing to arrest his mother, the agents increased the persecution against Zhao Qiang, repeatedly pressuring him to write a repentance statement and to state his so-called "understanding."
Related telephone numbers
Area code: 0558
The Taihe County 610 Office: 86-558-8622451 (Office), 86-13855818816 (Cell), 86-13030669766 (Cell), 86-558-8620323, 86-13605670314 (Cell)
Liu Yimin (staff of the 610 Office): 86-558-8636366, 86-13855818816 (Cell)
Chen Huaihong (secretary of the 610 Office): 86-13030669766 (Cell)
Fu Guixuan (director of the State Security Brigade of the Police Department): 86-558-8620323, 86-13605670314 (Cell)
Diao Weihua (schoolmaster of the Taihe County No. 1 High School): 86-13305586199 (Cell) 86-558-8618116 (Home)
Ge Junfeng (teacher in charge): 86-13956760918 (Cell)
October 12, 2005