(Clearwisdom.net) The Xingtai City Television Station fabricated and then broadcast a videotaped show about Mr. Xia Xingmin twice in order to defame Falun Dafa. In the show, Mr. Xia was not allowed to say a word. All of the statements made were fabricated. This article exposes the plot behind-the-scenes, and also how Mr. Xia was persecuted while in jail.

Mr. Xia Xingmin, a Falun Dafa practitioner from Loudouzhai Village of Guangzong County in Xingtai City, Hebei Province, is a former a cadre from the Long March Automobile Manufacturer. On the evening of September 28, 2001, a special team from the Qiaoxi Sub-Bureau Police Department in Xingtai City took Mr. Xia to the Mining Bureau Boarding House. Without any legal procedure, they severely beat Mr. Xia for 45 days.

1. Designing a Torture Device Specifically for Dafa Practitioners

Wei Jikao, the Deputy Political Commissar, led more than 10 policemen to handcuff Mr. Xia's hands behind his back and shackle his feet. They pushed him down to the ground, and put a stool over his lower back. A strong police officer sat on the stool and shocked his lower and upper back with electric batons. Mr. Xia was tortured nearly to death. Then they brought out a special iron chair. Wei Jikao to his boss, "This is a torture device specially designed for Dafa practitioners." Mr. Xia was forced to sit on that chair without moving for three consecutive days. His legs became very swollen, and he could not urinate. They used a leather belt to whip his entire body.

Wei Jikao then hit Mr. Xia's head with a two-foot long club until the club broke. They also beat practitioner Mr. Tao Qingen in the same way, even though Mr. Tao is over 60 years old. Then Wei hit their heads with his leather shoes until Mr. Tao Qingen lost consciousness and his skull fractured. Other policemen resented Wei Jikao's violent actions. Wei got scared, so he hastily got a doctor to rescue Mr. Tao. Practitioners Yang Guohui, Shan Jianmin, Fengximing, and Sun Ying were also severely beaten.

2. Fabricating News

After beating the practitioners so brutally, Wei wanted to deceive people and seek rewards from higher authorities, so he invited reporters from a television station to a banquet. Wei talked to Mr. Xia, as did reporters and an official from the government. They tried to force Mr. Xia to read from a script, but he firmly rejected their demands. He told them, "If you want me to speak, I will tell the truth. It is not wrong that we clarify the truth and expose the government's lies about Falun Dafa. This is not illegal. We've benefited from practicing Falun Dafa. I used to have a serious illness. It is Dafa that saved my life..."

After they heard that, they started beating Mr. Xia mercilessly again. In the end, they had to read their own script.

3. Mr. Xia Xingmin is Detained in Jail

Mr. Xia is now detained in the 1st Brigade of the 5th prison area of the 4th Prison in Shijiazhang. One day in July 2003, his older and younger brothers, his wife and his daughter came to visit him. They all cried when they saw him in such a miserable condition. His daughter couldn't stop crying. Mr. Xia was touched and said to his daughter, "You cry but you can still see me today. I would have left the world a long time ago if I had not practiced Falun Dafa. That year I had terminal liver cirrhosis, and my heart beat intermittently. Your grandfather died of the same illness. The Chinese Communist Party persecutes Falun Dafa, but we are not wrong to clarify the truth about Falun Dafa..."

A few days later, when the director had a conversation with Mr. Xia, he told the director about his family's visit. The director asked him, "Are you still practicing?" Mr. Xia asked him a question instead of answering, "What's wrong with Dafa practitioners who follow 'Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance?' In the later stage of my illness, when hospitals could not help me, it was Falun Dafa that saved my life. The government tries to force me to falsely accuse Dafa and to be ungrateful. Why is that? You really look like someone who is only ambitious about your personal power and never care about the lives of ordinary people " The director then asked, "Aren't you afraid of being sent to the torture room?"

Mr. Xia spoke sternly, "Are you not ashamed of mentioning the torture room? Using a torture called "boiling the hawk," which is sleep deprivation for several consecutive days, constant beatings and mistreating people, should our government treat good citizens like this?"

Before Mr. Xia practiced Falun Dafa, his illness was beyond cure. For five years after he started to practice, he did not take a single pill. For over 30 years, his older sister had many illnesses, including high blood pressure, heart disease, arthritis, chronic insomnia, and incontinence. When she came to Mr. Xia's home, he told her about Falun Dafa. That day his sister slept well without taking her sleeping pill. The very next day, she stopped taking medicine entirely. Six days after she listened to Teacher's lectures and watched the exercise videotape, her illnesses of 30 years disappeared without a trace.

Wherever Mr. Xia goes, he always clarifies the truth about Falun Dafa to the people around him. Since July 20, 1999, when the persecution started, he has debated with policemen and cadres at every level of the government many times. He tells them, "The government's media are lying about Falun Dafa. We are not committing any crimes by clarifying the truth and exposing the lies." When the court issued the written judgment, they knew they were not doing the right thing. They said, "This is not our fault, it is something from above."

Mr. Xia explained, "In order to exercise their despotic power, the authorities in the Central Party provoke people against people. The Central Party pressures the local governments, and higher authorities pressure the lower authorities. Those subordinates betray their morals and their conscience in order to keep their positions and get money or promotions. Eventually, the government and the Party will collapse and those who they have deceived will become their scapegoats."