The Persecution of Dafa Practitioners from Changli County, Qinhuangdao City
(Clearwisdom.net) Since early 2005 some Dafa practitioners who were held in detention centers and labor camps have not been able to keep pace with the Fa-rectification process due to their strong attachments, including fear. They have strayed in their understanding as they have not kept up with studying the Fa, and doing the three things Master has required us to do, and therefore have been taken advantage of by the wicked old forces. This serious problem has been raised and discussed with the local practitioners through the Clearwisdom website. Because of Dafa disciples' righteous thoughts, the detention center in Changli County has recently been dismantled.
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Since 1999, when Jiang Zemin and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started persecuting Dafa, the persecution of Dafa practitioners by the perpetrators in Changli County, Qinhuangdao City, has been unabated and extremely brutal. Prompted by the 610 Office of the county government, the police confiscated people's property by force and beat innocent citizens savagely. The following is a brief description of the plight of some Dafa practitioners who have been illegally arrested and sentenced or sent to labor camps. There is no specific data on those who have been detained and whose homes have been searched more than once.
There are 14 Dafa practitioners from Changli County, Qinhuangdao City, who have been given illegal prison sentences. The practitioners and their sentences are as follows: Zhou Xiangdang (9 years, Jidong Prison in Tangshan City); Wang Hongping (8 years, Jidong Prison in Tangshan City); Zhang Hongwu (7 years); Liu Shimin (6 years); Guo Jinghua (5 years); Zhang Weijin (4 years, then was transferred to a brainwashing center in Changli from Shijiazhuang Prison after his term was up in November 2004; he has been detained for a total of 21 months); Li Xiangling (3 years, wife of Zhou Xiangdang; she too was transferred to the Changli brainwashing center after she served her 3-year term, and walked out of the brainwashing center with righteous thoughts a month later); Wang Yinxia (3 years with 5-year probation); Wang Xiangyu (3 years with 4-year probation); Liu Aihua (3 years with 4-year probation); Wang Xiaojun (3 years with 3-year probation); Zhang Lishuang (3 years with 3-year probation); Wang Guirong (3 years with 3-year probation); and Li Zhongwen (3 years with 3-year probation). The above illegally-sentenced Dafa practitioners are being held at prisons in the cities of Tangshan, Baoding, and Shijiazhuang.
There are 22 Dafa practitioners who have been illegally sent to labor camps. They are: Ma Baohong, Wang Qiang, Zuo Guangdian, Wang Jun, Guo Yuting, Shen Yanru, Shan Guihua, Yang Shuqiang, Zhang Guizhi, Zhang Guiying, Wang Xiuli, Sun Fenglian, Lu Fengyun, Wang Lixia, Ju Xia, Liu Dongmei, Guo Huanfen, He Guixia, Li Shuli (persecuted to death in 2004 at Hehuakeng Labor Camp in Tangshan City, details to be provided), Guo Lijun, Yang Fengying (still detained), and Wang Qinghua (on parole).
During the holiday week of China's National Day (October 1), the police in Matuodian Township, Changli County started a fresh round of harassment and illegal investigations of some of the Dafa practitioners who had just returned from detention.