Brutal Persecution of Falun Gong Practitioners in Wuyi Township of Yitong County, Jilin Province
Partial Criminal Records of the Police of Yitong County
Since July 1999, police from Yitong County's police department and local police stations of Wuyi Township have inhumanly persecuted Falun Gong practitioners. They have broken into practitioners' homes without a search warrant, arrested and abused them viciously, and taken them to detention centers and forced labor camps. They have extorted large amounts of money from practitioners and their family members. Some practitioners have been forced to become homeless to avoid further persecution. Many of them have to leave behind their elderly parents and young children. Whenever children see police from local police stations or police department arriving at their home, they become terribly frightened and begin to cry. We have outlined below, albeit incomplete, a persecution record for Wuyi Township of Yitong County.
In late July 1999, the police station of Wuyi Township unlawfully detained Falun Dafa practitioners who had appealed to end the persecution of Falun Gong in Beijing, including Mr. Tian Junlong, Mr. Jiang Weibin, Mr. Liu Zhu, Ms. Liu Xuemin, Ms. Liu Huimin, Mr. Gao Yutian, Mr. Liu Qing and others. Lu Chen, the former head of the Wuyi Township Police Station, has extorted 1,000 yuan in illegal fines from each of those named above. Liu, the secretary of the local village Communist Party Committee, also extorted 2,000 yuan as a so-called fine from all those practitioners.
Mr. Tian Junlong went to Beijing to appeal on behalf of Falun Gong twice. During his detention, Huang Naiquan, the former chief of the Political Security Section of Yitong County Police Department, extorted money from Tian's family members and threatened that unless they paid, Tian would be sent to a forced labor camp. Although the family lived in poverty, family members were able to borrow 500 yuan, which they gave to Huang Naiquan. Tian Junlong was persecuted to death.
Practitioners who did not appeal in Beijing also suffered persecution. Ms. Bao Yanchen, Ms. Gao Yufen, Mr. Liu Tiemin, and others were arrested at their homes and taken to detention centers.
At the end of 2000, nine local practitioners went to Beijing to validate Falun Dafa and appeal for justice. They were arrested and brought back by police from the Wuyi Township Police Station, who confiscated all the money in their possession. After being detained in a detention center for a short time, all of them were sentenced to serve in a forced labor camp. Mr. Gao Yutian, Mr. Jiang Weibin, and Ms. Song Shulan were sentenced to 3 years in a labor camp. Ms. Bao Yanchen was given a 2-year labor camp sentence and Mr. Liu Zhu, Ms. Liu Xuemin, Mr. Tian Junqing, Mr. Tian Junlong and Ms. Xue Guirong received a one-year labor camp sentence.
In the labor camp, Mr. Jiang Weibin was tortured and seriously injured. After he returned home, he was bedridden and required constant care. Yet, Wuyi Township police frequently harassed him and his family members. They tried to take him back to the labor camp.
At the end of 2000, the police from the Wuyi Township Police Station and Yitong County Police Department arrested practitioners Ms. Wu Xianli, Ms. Xue Guirong, Ms. Du Yanhua, and Ms. Song Shuxiang and took them to a detention center. As a result of the arrests of both parents, some children were left behind at home alone. Police officer Zhang, who is the head of the Wuyi Township police station, even harassed and threatened these children, including two 7-year-old children who are suffering at home without care.
In late February 2001, police from the local police station and police department arrested all of the practitioners who were still at home and took them to the Yitong Communist Party School for brainwashing. They tried to force them to renounce their belief in Falun Dafa. They also extorted money from practitioners.
One night in February 2002, policeman Huang Naiquan from the Political Security Section of the local police department and Wuyi Township police broke into the homes of practitioners and arrested them. Mr. Tian Junlong and Ms. Liu Xuemin were arrested and taken to a detention center that night. Both of them were sentenced to 3 years in a forced labor camp. Tian Junlong was tortured to death in the Chaoyanggou Forced Labor Camp in Changchun, Jilin Province. Liu Xuemin is still held in a labor camp.
2. Details of the Persecution
Mr. Tian Junlong, 41 years old, was a farmer in Wuyi Township. In 2002, he was arrested and taken to a detention center. He suffered brutal torture and beatings. The bridge of his nose was broken and police burned his chest with cigarettes. He was then sent to the Chaoyanggou Forced Labor Camp. Mr. Tian was brutally tortured in the labor camp. He was seriously injured from the torture, and therefore, the labor camp asked Tian's family members to take him home. He died on September 16, 2003. To ascertain that Tian had died, the Chaoyanggou Forced Labor Camp sent people to his home. Tian's father suffered deep mental anguish after his son's death and died soon after Tian's death.
Ms. Li Aiying, 48 years old, was employed by the Yidan Forest Farm in Yitong County. Early in the morning on December 4, 2003, the police broke into her home to arrest her. Li Aiying tried to escape through the window. She tied a few bed sheets into a rope and attempted to climb from her upper window to the ground. Tragically, she slipped and fell to the ground and died.
Mr. Wang Taimin, a farmer of Wuyi Township, was arrested and taken to the local police department at the end of September 2001. He suffered brutal torture during interrogation. His entire body was covered with bruises and cuts. Within a few days, after being sent to a detention center, he could neither lay down, sit, turn over or stand. The police put a plastic bag over his head and almost suffocated him. Mr. Wang Taimin was later sentenced to a 4-year prison term.
Mr. Wu Keli was an employee of the Technology Supervision Bureau of Yitong County. One day in the spring of 2002, Zhang Qi, the deputy chief of the local police department asked Mr. Wu to come to his office to discuss some matters. What actually happened was that Mr. Wu Keli was interrogated through torture. He was forced to sit on the Tiger Bench for more than 20 hours. At the same time he had to listen to a loud speaker, placed close to his ear, that continuously broadcasted, "Wu Keli confesses his guilt." He is still being detained, even though he no longer can take care of his daily needs. He had suffered inhuman physical and mental torture.
Mr. Zhao Jingsong, about 75 years old, was a retired senior staff member of a local water company. Because he lived by the Falun Dafa principles, which taught him how to be a good person, he was sentenced to a 3-year prison term. He is still being held in prison.
Ms. Chen Yuxia was an employee of the Kaoshan Town Grain Supply Center. In September 2002, local police arrested her. Police officer Ma Gang of the Political Security Section and other policemen beat Chen Yuxia cruelly. Ma Guang even beat her with a solid wooden board. She vomited blood, and her body was covered with bruises and cuts. They also extorted 10,000 yuan from her. On December 4, 2003, the police arrested Chen Yuxia and her mother again at their home. They both suffered inhuman torture during interrogation. Her mother was released after Chen's brother paid the police a large amount of money. Chen Yuxia is still being held in a detention center.
Mr. Liu Wen, a staff member of a rubber factory, was arrested in September 2002. After being tortured during interrogation, he was sent to the Chaoyanggou Forced Labor Camp. He is still being held there.
Ms. Zhao Fenglan was a farmer from Ma'anshan. One day at the end of August 2003, the police broke into her home while she was taking a bath. The police took her to the local police department without allowing her to get dressed properly. After brutally beating her, they took her in a police car to a detention center, and on the way to the detention center, a few of the policemen sat on top of her. Fifteen days later they sent her to a forced labor camp, which refused to accept her because her body was covered with bruises and cuts. The local police department still did not release her. They finally set her free, but not before they had extorted 1,000 yuan from her family members. On her return home, the police continued to harass her and her family members. To avoid further persecution, she became homeless, leaving her two children at home alone with no adult supervision.
Mr. Jiang Lizhi was a doctor who owned a private clinic. The police broke into his home to arrest him, but he was not home at the time. Then during the sensitive dates of the National Congress meetings, the police found and arrested his fiancée, and they sent her to a forced labor camp. Some time later they arrested Jiang Lizhi at his apartment.
Ms. Yuan Wenhui was a staff member of the Yitong County Land Station. The police have broken into her home twice. They stole her birthday CD and arrested her husband Li Guanghua, who is not a Falun Gong practitioner. They detained him for 5 days. Then, the police arrested her son Li Zhibiao and detained him for 15 days. In February 2003, an explosion occurred in the Yitong County's Appeals Office. They already had arrested and detained Yuan Wenhui and her son, yet they went to Yuan's home. Only her husband Li Guanghua was home. Although the police knew that he was not a practitioner and was an honest and good-natured person, they ransacked their home, confiscated their personal property and took Li Guanghua to the local police department, where he was interrogated about the explosion until past midnight. They did not release him until he passed a lie detector test.
Mr. Li Zhongye was a staff member in a flourmill. In September 2001, the police arrested him and tortured him during interrogations. They tied him on the "Tiger Bench." They beat his chest until he was seriously injured. They released him after his family members had paid a large amount of money. Li Zhongye is still unable to work because his health had deteriorated and because of injuries he suffered during torture.
Mr. Dong Weixing worked in an advanced training school for teachers. In spring 2002, he was arrested, and the police tortured him during interrogation. The police took off all his clothes, except his underwear, and tied him to an Iron Chair. Then the police opened all the windows and doors during a chilly winter day and poured cold water on him for 3 hours. Afterwards, he was sent to a forced labor camp.
Mr. Wang Jinbo was a staff member of the local Construction Bank. In August 2002, the police arrested him at his office and took him to the State Security Section of the local police department. Policemen Li Xiaodong, Ma Gang, Liu and others tortured him during interrogation. They used the torture method of "Tying the Ropes" (1) on Mr. Wang seven times. He was then sent to a forced labor camp.
Mr. Wang Jizhong was a resident of Yitong Town. In spring of 2002, he was arrested and taken to the local police department. The police brutally beat his face and head, and his face became very swollen. He was then sent to a forced labor camp. He was seriously injured both physically and mentally.
Mr. Li Hailin worked in the Xinjia Grain Supply Center. In spring 2002, he was arrested and taken to the local police department, where he suffered cruel torture. He was tortured with the "Tiger Bench" for over 40 hours. Then, he was sent to a forced labor camp.
Mr. Liu Cai and Mr. Liu Jingfeng were employed at a grain distribution station. The police broke into their homes often, harassed their families, ransacked their homes and confiscated much of their personal belongings. Therefore, they had to leave their home and rent a place somewhere else. The police continued to come to their home and harass their elderly parents and children.
Mr. Li Chongwei worked at the Ma'anshan Grain Depot. In 2003, during the sensitive dates of the National Congress meetings, police arrested him. After extorting 35,000 yuan from his family members, they released him. Li's family members had to borrow the money. A retired policeman, Sun Xishan, continued to harass him because Sun was not a part of the bribe that the police had extorted from Li's family. As a result, Li Chongwei was arrested again on December 4, 2003. His whereabouts are currently unknown.
One day before the meeting of the 16th Chinese National Congress was to be held, the police broke into Ms. Chen Xiuqin's home and took her to a detention center on a stretcher. Ms. Chen was only wearing her underclothes.
Good will be rewarded with good and evil met with evil. We hereby warn policemen who are the Jiang regime's henchmen of the brutal persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners: "You must stop your evil doings immediately. You must save your future through repentance and righteous actions."
(1) Tying the Ropes - The police tie up the practitioner with a thin rope, circle the rope around his neck, and tie his hands behind his back. Then the police use all the force they can muster to tighten the rope. The rope becomes tighter and tighter around the body of the practitioner, and makes it more and more difficult for him to breathe. The pain is so intense that the practitioner sometimes loses control of his bladder. There are instances when the rope was tightened enough to break a practitioner's arm.