Wang Wensheng of Hancheng City Persecuted to Death
(Clearwisdom.net) Mr. Wang Wensheng worked for the General Electrical and Mechanical Manufacturing Plant at the Mining Bureau of Hancheng City, Shaanxi Province. He suffered frequent persecution for his belief in Falun Gong. He was on the verge of death when he was finally released from Zaozihe Forced Labor Camp. After a brief recovery period, officials from the Ming Bureau of Hancheng City began to illegally harass him again. He passed away on March 15, 2005.
Mr. Wang Wensheng was born in 1948. He lived in Building 5 of the General Electrical and Mechanical Manufacturing Plant. Before practicing Falun Gong, he was plagued with many diseases including high blood pressure. After he began practicing Falun Gong in August 1997, all his diseases quickly disappeared. Cherishing his renewed health and recognizing the greatness of Falun Gong, he became a steadfast Falun Gong practitioner and always attended activities to promote Falun Gong.
After the persecution officially began on July 20, 1999, the Police Station of Hancheng Ciy, the Public Security Division of the Mining Bureau, and the Public Security Department and party secretary of the manufacturing plant began to harass him constantly, attempting to force him to give up the practice of Falun Gong. In addition, they manipulated his son and relatives to pressure him further. Because none of the local officials would listen to him, he decided to go to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong.
On December 9, 2000, Mr. Wang left for Beijing, but on December 12 he was intercepted by employees of the Public Security Division of the Mining Bureau, who extorted all of his cash, over 3000 yuan, from him. The money was not returned even after his death. Mr. Wang managed to escape on the way back to Hancheng City.
Mr. Wang then went to Tiananmen Square twice to clarify the truth about Falun Gong. On January 30 2001, he was arrested again. He was sent back to Hancheng City and detained in the city detention center. Because of his persistence in practicing Falun Gong, he was transferred to the notorious Zaozihe Forced Labor Camp for further persecution.
In Zaozihe Forced Labor Camp, police guards Wei Qiming and Hu Xinqi from the second team persecuted Mr. Wang. He was incarcerated in an isolated room (called the "psychological consultation room" to deceive the public, this room was actually used for torturing Falun Gong practitioners). Police guards Wei Qiming and Hu Xinqi directed inmates, including Zhang Tao, to torture Mr. Wang both mentally and physically. He was deprived of sleep, and inmates hit his ankles with their shoe heels, causing serious swelling. In the winter, inmates put his feet into partially frozen water. Disregarding the deterioration of his health, they forced him to do physical labor, and he was often forced to work until after midnight.
Under the pressure of mental and physical torture, Mr. Wang was persecuted to the verge of death. Zaozihe Forced Labor Camp officials were afraid of being held responsible for his possible death, so they requested that his company pick him up. On February 20 2003, the emaciated Wang Wensheng was sent to the hospital of the Mining Bureau of Hancheng City. With persistent study of the Falun Gong books and practice of the exercises, his health quickly returned. After he was released from the hospital, the Public Security Division of the Mining Bureau, the Party Secretary of the plant, and the Public Security Department of the plant still persecuted him. He was detained at home for a long time.
In June and July 2004, Mr. Wang made a wooden display board with the words, "Falun Dafa is Good. Falun Dafa is the Righteous Way." In order to expose the Public Security Division of the Mining Bureau and the Public Security Department of the plant's illegal extortion of his money, he continued to clarify the truth at the entrance to the plant and at a high school. The party secretary of the plant lied at a general meeting, claiming that the plant had subsidized Wang Wensheng while he was imprisoned in the labor camp. Actually, not only was he not given any financial subsidy, his salary was completely terminated. They even put pressure on his son to get his father to stop his practice. Under such mental and financial stress, Mr. Wang moved out of his home, with his 90-year-old mother, to live in the mountains.
Because of the persecution suffered in Zaozihe Forced Labor Camp and harassment from the Public Security Division of the Mining Bureau and the Public Security Department and party secretary of the plant, Mr. Wang Wensheng passed away on March 15, 2005.
August 22, 2005