The Facts about the Persecution of Practitioners from Zhaoqing College in Guangdong Province
(Clearwisdom.net) Practitioners from Zhaoqing College in Guangdong Province (formerly Zhaoqing Xijiang University) were sentenced to forced labor by the 610 Office of Zhaoqing City because they appealed to the government for justice for Falun Gong and clarified the truth about the persecution. They are being detained and persecuted in the Guangdong Sanshui Forced Labor Camp. Below are some facts about this persecution:
Ms. Fang Yi, in her mid-40's, was an outstanding physics teacher. Since 1999, the police have harassed, persecuted, and followed her. She has been detained and sent to brainwashing centers many times. Around June or July of 2003, the college officials, in cooperation with local 610 officials, fired her and sent her to the Guangdong Sanshui Forced Labor Camp. Ms. Fang's current situation is unknown.
Mr. Huang Songdian is a 29-year-old from Jieyang City, Guangdong Province. He graduated from the Chemistry Department of Zhaoqing Xijiang University in July 1999. As a student, he had an outstanding academic record. He is kind and honest and was loved by his teachers and classmates. Mr. Huang was sentenced to forced labor because he appealed for the right to practice Falun Gong. He was released from Guangdong Sanshui Forced Labor Camp in 2002. On December 30, 2004, Mr. Huang and Mr. Tang Zhiheng were arrested by the police in his neighborhood. On December 31, the police handcuffed him and took him in to the police station to book him. Mr. Huang was sentenced to three years of forced labor.
Mr. Tang Zhiheng, 29, also graduated from the Zhaoqing Xijiang University Chemistry Department. Mr. Tang was sentenced to forced labor because he, too, appealed for the right to practice Falun Gong. He was released from the First Forced Labor Camp of Guangzhou City in January 2003. In 2004, Mr. Tang, Mr. Lin Yanguang, and Mr. Huang Songdian started a leather product business in a market close to the Guangzhou City Train Station. They later set up a supply center for truth-clarification materials that operated for some time. On December 30, 2004, the police arrested them. Mr. Tang was sentenced to four years of forced labor and is currently detained in Guangdong Sanshui Forced Labor Camp.
In addition, Ms. Li Ruqin, a practitioner from Zhaoqing, who used to be the volunteer director of the Zhaoqing Falun Dafa Assistance Center and the Principal of Baihua Elementary School in Zhaoqing City, was arrested in April 2004. She was later transferred to Guangdong Sanshui Forced Labor Camp. It is known that Ms. Li has been thrown into male prisoners' cells during her detention.