(Clearwisdom.net) For the past several years, Daqin City Wuolitun Police Department personnel have persecuted practitioners with brutal methods.

The police hang the practitioners in the air and then take turns through the night extorting "confessions" under torture. They beat the practitioners, deprive them of sleep, and forbid them any food. They handcuff the practitioners so tightly that the handcuffs cut deeply into the flesh. While trying to extort confessions, they beat the practitioners until they lose consciousness, they cover the practitioner's head with a plastic bag, and they put the practitioners behind a door and have several police officers push on the door so hard that the practitioners almost suffocate.

The Wuolitun Police Department was originally the security division of the Daqing Petrochemical Corporation. The current name came from a re-organization and it is now under the direct control of the Daqing City Police Department.

Practitioner Mr. Xu Jishan was a retired employee of the construction company's furnace building subdivision, originally the construction workshop of the machinery service factory at Daqing Petrochemical Corporation. He lived in the residential area under the administration of the Wuolitun Police Department. Mr. Xu Jishan was illegally sentenced to three years of imprisonment in March 2004 for distributing truth clarification materials. He was held in the 7th Ward of the Hongweixing Prison in Daqing. On June 7, 2005, Mr. Xu died in the prison as a result of severe abuse.

On April 6, 2004, Wuolitun Police Department agents and personnel from the National Security Section from Daqing Petrochemical Corporation and from the Wuolitun Street Police Station dispatched numerous officers. They arrested practitioners Han Jianju, Mr. Liu Fenglin and his wife, Chuai Jie, and Mr. Gao Yujie and his wife, Zhu Huaying. Later, Ms. Chuai Jie and Mr. Gao Yujie were released and the other practitioners were transferred to the Procuratorate.

On the morning of June 30, 2004, Daqing City Longfeng District Court opened an illegal trial session of practitioners Mr. Liu Fenglin, Ms. Zhu Huaying and Han Jianju. Han Jianju and Liu Fenglin were sentenced to four years of imprisonment. Ms. Zhu Huaying was sentenced to three years of forced labor.

On July 24, 2002, agents from the Wuolitun Police Department broke into the homes of elderly practitioners Wang Shuqin and Mr. Cui Hongyi and arrested them. The two practitioners were both sentenced to three years of imprisonment on fabricated charges. Wang Shuqin was tortured to death later in the Daqing City Detention Center, on September 21, the night before the Mid-Autumn Festival. Before this arrest, Wang Shuqin had been sentenced to one year of forced labor in the Shuanghe Forced Labor Camp in Qiqihaer City. Mr. Cui Hongyi was imprisoned in the Hongweixing Prison and he was released three years later at the end of his term. He had also been sentenced to one year of forced labor before and was detained in the Daqing Forced Labor Camp.

For the past several years, many practitioners from the Daqing Ethylene Factory have been persecuted and sentenced to forced labor. Between 2000 and 2001, Song Shanfeng was sentenced to one year of forced labor; Li Chunying was sentenced to one year; Sun Ailing, one year; Yang Xiuli, one year; Cui Yumei, one year; Cui Yubo, one year the first time and three years the second time; Yuan Qing, one year; Ren Xiulan one year; and Liu Shujie, one year. Practitioners were also sentenced to prison. Wuolitun Police Department personnel carried out all these deprivations of freedom. These agents still continue to persecute practitioners, illegally detaining and falsely charging them.

Falun Gong practitioners who work for the Daqing Ethylene Factory, including Liu Wanji, Zhao Yumei, Han Yunhua and Zhao Qinglin, were transferred to the Procuratorate on November 21. Wuolitun Police Department agents had arrested them between October 18 and 24, 2005. The practitioners were then detained for over a month. During this period, the practitioners' families went repeatedly to the bureaus and organizations handling their cases to demand their relatives' release. The police, headed by Zhang Yiqing, the deputy commissioner of the police department, deceived the practitioners' families. The police promised to release the practitioners, but they did not actually release them. They only tried to sweet-talk the practitioners' families. After other practitioners kept going to the Procuratorate to clarify the truth, the arrested practitioners were finally all released on November 30. At the time of their release, Wuolitun Police Department extorted 5,000 yuan from each of the practitioners' families and did not issue any receipts. One practitioner's family members are practitioners themselves and did not cooperate with the extortion.

Zhang Yiqing, the deputy commissioner of the Wuolitun Police Department, is responsible for the arrests of practitioners and was the main instigator in the above-mentioned cases.