Tangshan Locomotive & Rolling Stock Works Persecutes Falun Gong Practitioners
(Clearwisdom.net) In early January 2006, Tangshan Locomotive & Rolling Stock works was going to recruit a number of electricians and welders from the factory to send to Siemens, in Germany, for further training. One of the selection criteria was that the candidate must not be a Falun Gong practitioner. Also, the head of the infamous 610 Office had to sign the application form. This is an act committed by some individuals in the factory who have chosen to follow Jiang Zemin and the Chinese Communist Party's policy to persecute Falun Gong practitioners.
It is doubtful first, that Siemens would accept such criteria from its Chinese business partner as it clearly violates human rights; and second, it is doubtful that the terms of the cooperation agreement between the two partners would restrict Falun Gong practitioners from this factory from entering Siemens.
Since the nationwide persecution of Falun Gong began on July 20,1999, the leaders of this factory have directly participated in the persecution of its employees who practice Falun Gong, whether in active service or retired. These leaders have coerced Falun Gong practitioners to write "Guarantee Statements," forced them to turn over their Falun Gong books, ordered them to work overtime during holidays or sensitive days and even refused to let them go home after work for several days. The only purpose of doing this was to compel them to give up their practice. For the steadfast practitioners who refuse to give up their belief, these leaders have taken measures such as fining them, not paying them, and sending them to brainwashing and detention. These leaders have also assisted policemen in arresting practitioners in the factory. Practitioner Wang Zhiling was arrested twice at the worksite and sentenced to three years in prison. Wang is now detained at Shijiazhuang Labor Camp.
Over the past few years, according to incomplete statistics, three practitioners have been imprisoned, over a dozen have been sent to labor camps or brainwashing centers, and many more have been fined or given no pay at all. However, the persecution has not weakened practitioners' steadfast belief in Truth, Compassion and Forbearance; rather their belief has become stronger.
With the assistance of practitioners' continuous truth clarification over the past few years, a lot of people in the factory have learned the facts. Some people talk about it in private while others openly condemn the persecution. Fewer people are involved in the persecution now and more people have come to know about Falun Gong.
Information on the relevant personnel in the factory:
Country code: 86
Hao Shuqing, Party Secretary of the factory, 315-3089002
Wang Run, General manager, 315-3089001
Zhang Fuzhen, manager of personnel, 315-3089005
Zhang Xiaohai, director of human resources, 315-3089065
Lv Yuanzhou, head of the 610 Office, 315-3089303