The Persecution of Farmer Wang Xiaolun and his Family over the Last Six Years
(Clearwisdom.net) Wang Xiaolun is a farmer from Wangjiafang Village, Xiongxian County in Hebei Province. He and his wife, Guo Donghua, both started practicing Falun Gong in 1997. Through practicing Falun Gong they were able to maintain good health and a harmonious family. However, since July 20, 1999, during the more than six years of persecution against Falun Gong launched by Jiang's regime, Mr. Wang and his family have been subjected to severe persecution. Three of their four parents passed away prematurely due to the fear and anxiety caused by repeated harassment and threats from the County Government, Shilipu Township Police Station, the local village leaders and other lawless personnel. The two practitioners decided to leave their home and become homeless in order to escape further persecution. They have been unable to take care of their family, including their children. Consequently, another happy family has been torn apart by the persecution.
Gaining good health and a harmonious family from cultivating in Dafa
Before practicing Falun Gong, Wang Xiaolun had several different illnesses, including chronic gastritis, chronic inflammation of the throat membranes, and chronic leg and back pain. He spent a huge amount of money on medical treatment, but the illnesses were not cured. He felt miserable and upset, and was always having fights with his wife. His wife could not bear his demeanor any more and wanted to divorce him.
In early 1997, their former classmate introduced them to Falun Gong. After practicing the exercises and studying the Fa, they began to understand how to be good people, and they started to discipline themselves according to Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance. When faced with gains and benefits, they let others pick first. They also got along very well with their neighbors and friends. Wang Xiaolun used to gamble by playing mahjong. After starting Falun Gong practice, he stopped this bad habit. In addition, all of his illnesses disappeared and his relationship with his wife also improved. Their daughter also benefited from her parent's practice. Before they decided to leave home to avoid the persecution, she had never had any sicknesses.
In 1998, Wang Xiaolun's sister-in-law was diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus. She went to a hospital and suffered a lot. After spending a lot of money, her cancer was still not cured. She started to practice Falun Gong. Within a few months she was cured. Their 80-year-old grandma felt that Falun Gong was amazing due to its ability to cure diseases so in the spring of 1999 she too began to practice the exercises and study the Fa with her family members every day. Within a couple of months, the leg pain that had been bothering her for over twelve years disappeared. She also stopped smoking. She was very excited. Seeing all of the positive changes in the young couple, Wang Xiaolun's parents supported them whole-heartedly. Mr. Wang's entire family benefited from his belief in Dafa, and everyone lived in the warmth of Dafa's mercy.
Suffering from persecution after appealing and clarifying the truth
In July 1999, the wicked persecution started. On July 19, Wang Xiaolun and his wife went to Beijing to appeal and clarify the truth of Falun Gong. They were illegally arrested by the police and detained in the Fengtai Stadium in Beijing. That same night they were taken back to Baoding City. The next day they were transferred to a Xiongxian County brainwashing class and detained for several more days. The police tried to force the couple to write a guarantee statement and give up their belief in Falun Gong in order to get released. Ever since then, Wang Xiaolun and his family have not had a moment of peace.
When they were held in the brainwashing class, Mr. Wang's parents suffered tremendous pressure. With the large-scale lies and slander on TV, combined with threats from the village Chinese Communist Party (CCP) branch secretary Wang Sanjiang, Wang Xiaolun's parents were forced to turn in all of their Falun Gong books. Because their residence used to be a local exercise site, the village security head and other personnel from Xiongxian County harassed them frequently.
One day, a deputy CCP secretary from the township went to their village. He ordered Wang Xiaolun and his wife Guo Donghua to go to village head Wang Zhangji's home, where the deputy secretary threatened them, and ordered them to stop going to Beijing to appeal for justice for Falun Gong. He ordered them to guarantee that they would not go to Beijing. Wang Xiaolun refused to cooperate with this unreasonable demand and replied that appealing is a human being's freedom and right. Freedom of belief and the right to appeal are protected by the Chinese Constitution, and are the basic rights of a citizen. The deputy party secretary was irritated by his comments and left.
At about 10:00 p.m. the next evening, security head Wang Yunxiang, accompanied by several policemen from the County Criminal Division, broke into Wang Xiaolun's home. Mr. Wang was practicing the Falun Gong exercises with Donghua and another practitioner at the time. These hoodlums started to randomly search the house, stealing the exercise music tape. Then they took the three practitioners to the Criminal Division office, interrogated them for three hours and released them after midnight.
The next day, Mr. Wang went to his parents' house and learned that his parents and grandparents had been worrying about them for the whole night. His mother even got blisters all over her mouth due to extreme concern. They couldn't help but cry when they saw the couple safe and sound. But several days later, the Politics and Security Section head Zhao Shuhui from the county once again brought two agents to Wang Xiaolun's residence to threaten Mr. Wang and his family. The family suffered tremendous mental pressure, and their parents and grandparents worried about them all the time after that.
Wang Xiaolun left home to avoid further persecution
On January 1, 2000, Zhao Qixue and others from Xiongzhou Township confiscated the ID cards of all the Falun Gong practitioners in Wang Xiaolun's family. The cards have not been returned as of today. On the afternoon of March 2, police officer Zhao Shuhui led more than 20 people to Mr. Wang's home and asked if he still practiced Falun Gong. Mr. Wang replied in the affirmative. Those lawless people then arrested and detained Wang Xiaolun. The so-called arrest certificate was issued and signed by Zhao Daping from the police station.
Inmates in the detention center beat Mr. Wang savagely on the face and the legs with wooden clubs. His legs were severely injured and he was disabled for a month. During this period, his family members were forbidden to visit, and were prevented from leaving any personal items for him. Wang Xiaolun's parents were afraid that after working for an entire day, Xiaolun would not be able to fall asleep at night. They tried to figure out some way to get him out of the detention center. They did their best to find some connections to pay a bribe. Wang Xiaolun was finally released on April 26, 2000, but the family was also extorted out of 3,000 yuan. Including the money for bribes, his family spent over 7,000 yuan. For a farmer's family, this amount is so large that it is virtually impossible for them to earn.
On July 20, 2000, the Xiongzhou Township Political and Legal Committee Head, Guo Xiangdong, went to Wang Xiaolun's home to harass his family again. They wanted to take Guo Donghua away for a couple of days and keep her during the so-called sensitive days (July 20, 1999, is the date that marks to beginning of the persecution). The police totally ignored Ms. Guo's daughter's pleas for her mom, and detained Guo Donghua for two days. After they got a guarantee from the family, she was released. On September 27, Guo Xiangdong threatened the young couple again, saying that they had better stay home. In the afternoon, someone from the township's armed forces department went to Wang Xiaolun's home and told him that someone from the neighboring village was arrested, and that he should be more careful not to go anywhere. Wang Xiaolun and Guo Donghua thus felt great pressure. They decided that to avoid being arrested, Mr. Wang should leave and hide for a while.
Wang Xiaolun left home with his wife pregnant. He has been destitute and homeless for six years now. After he left home, the party sent someone to his home to arrest him. They failed to find him; therefore, the official harassed his family members many times. Since they could not arrest Mr. Wang, they arrested the pregnant Guo Donghua as a hostage.
Village security official Wang Yunxiang brought Guo Xiangdong and some others to Wang Xiaolun's home to take Guo Donghua away. Ms. Guo refused to go with them. They then took her against her will. Wang Xiaolun's mother said, "Please don't hit her. She is pregnant." Guo Xiangdong told his gang, "Take her away. I'll be responsible for whatever happens." Hence they took Guo Donghua to the Shilipu Police Station and locked her up inside a small, dark and humid room. She was monitored constantly and was even followed by someone during toilet use. Her family members had to send food for her. It was harvest season and the family was very busy. The corn in the field needed to be harvested, and the vegetables needed to be sold at the market.
Wang Xiaolun's father became sick from worrying about his son and his daughter-in-law's situation. Thankfully, some relatives eventually helped them harvest the corn and sell the vegetables. Guo Donghua's mother had to send food to her daughter every day. During this period of time, lawless people constantly harassed Wang Xiaolun's sister and her family. The lawless officials detained a pregnant woman for several days.
After Wang Xiaolun decided to leave home, his elderly grandmother was heartbroken and worried. She was so concerned about his safety that she became sick. She was unable to get up for the entire winter. Prior to this, after having begun Falun Gong practice, she had been healthy, and, as mentioned above, had even quit smoking. She missed Xiaolun all the time and wished that he could come back home.
One day before the Chinese New Year in 2001, Cao Zhiqing, head of the Shilipu Police Station, brought several people to Wang Xiaolun's home again and asked if Mr. Wang had been home. They said that if he had, the family members were supposed to report this to them. The whole family was very frightened, and they all cried. The older people were unable to fall asleep for the entire night. The next morning, Grandma did not get up for breakfast. She hid in her room and cried.
Guo Donghua forced to leave home with her son
On January 23, 2001, Jiang's regime and his followers staged the so-called "Tiananmen Square Self-immolation." This incident shocked the world and deceived many people into thinking negatively about Falun Gong. Thus, the persecution worsened. Persecutors from the CCP hired men from the village to monitor Wang Xiaolun's home. At the end of February 2001, Guo Donghua gave birth to a son. There were people monitoring her home even during the delivery.
At around 2:00 a.m., two months after the baby's birth, some people banged loudly on the door. Wang Xiaolun's father opened the door and more than twenty men barged in, led by Guo Xiangdong and Zhao Qixue from Xiongzhou Town, and Cao Zhiqing, chief of the Shilipu Police Station. One of them even carried a camcorder. As soon as they came in, they asked Guo Donghua if she still practiced Falun Gong. Ms. Guo said yes. Then she started to clarify the truth to them. They attempted to take Guo Donghua away. Holding her baby, Ms. Guo refused to move. By then, grandma had awakened. Seeing that there were so many people at her home, she was frightened and began to tremble. Finally the men left. Guo Donghua's family couldn't sleep from fright.
The next morning, Guo Donghua went to find Wang Yunxiang, and told him not to harass her family again. She said that doing so was not good for him. She also talked about how her family had benefited from practicing Falun Gong. Wang Yunxiang told the CCP committee head Wang Sanjiang about her coming to see him. Wang Sanjiang said, "If she doesn't behave, get someone to deal with her again."
Wang Xiaolun's mother heard about this. She was very scared and said to her daughter-in-law, "Quick, hide somewhere." Then, Guo Donghua took her two-month-old son to a relative's home and stayed there for over ten days. After she returned home, the family lived in anxiety and fear. From then on, whenever sensitive dates approached, persecutors would go to her home and harass them. The elderly members of the family cried every time they came.
The night of February 4, 2002, Cao Zhiqing led several people to Wang Xiaolun's residence again. They harassed the family and searched the house. He threatened Mr. Wang's parents, "We posted a notice for your son's arrest on the Internet. When he comes home, report it to the authorities!"
In 2002, the evildoers became even wilder. It seemed as if their harassment of Wang Xiaolun's family would never end. During the wheat harvesting season, at past 10:00 p.m., three practitioners from Wangjiafang Village were taken to a brainwashing class. Families were forbidden from visiting. They forced practitioners to slander Teacher and to step on Teacher's photo. They also demanded payment of a "fine." These morally bankrupt evil Party members claimed they would come get Guo Donghua next time.
Ms. Guo was constantly in a state of anxiety. She worked in the fields during the day, and at night she took her son with her and slept in other people's places. She was worried that if she was arrested again it would bring bigger pain to her elders. The long-term psychological pressure became too overwhelming. Finally, hoping to lessen the pressure on the elders, she left her daughter behind, took her one-year-old son and became homeless.
Prior to the Sixteenth National Party Congress, a wide search of people's residences was conducted. Guo Donghua worried about her infant son being harmed if she were persecuted. Her son did not have warm winter clothes. Enduring the agony of leaving her son behind, she delivered him to a relative and asked her family to take care of the child.
Harassment continues; three elders pass away
Wang Xiaolun's father endured a huge amount of psychological pressure under the persecution. That, coupled with the hard physical labor he had to do, made him seriously ill. He came down with esophageal cancer. He received treatment at the Renqiu Hospital. Nevertheless, persecutors from Xiongzhou Town followed the father to the hospital in hopes of catching Wang Xiaolun and his wife. They also stalked Wang Xiaolun's younger sister, harassing her at home and monitoring her.
Over ten days passed. Suddenly Mr. Wang's grandma died from anxiety and fear. Her death was directly caused by the persecution. Every time they were harassed in their home, grandma got so frightened that she couldn't speak. When they were gone, she couldn't sleep. In addition, she missed her grandson and granddaughter-in-law, and worried about her sick son. She didn't tell her family that she didn't feel well, because she didn't want to add more trouble to the family. She endured the mental pain secretly and passed away on the morning of November 13, 2002. The persecutors stationed guards at the funeral ceremony and the resting place, and kept watch. They were still trying to catch Wang Xiaolun and his wife.
Grandma's sudden death hit Wang Xiaolun's father and aunt heavily. Later, with Dafa practitioner's help, the father started practicing Falun Gong. His health improved; however, the persecutors didn't stop their harassment. During the 2003 Chinese New Year's Eve, after midnight, the perpetrators jumped over the outer wall of the family home and knocked down the door to the house. They went straight in and woke up the sleeping parents. They intimidated them and said, "Has your son come back yet?" Wang Xiaolun's parents and the young children were so scared that they didn't know what to do.
In the spring of 2003, the father's health was eventually restored. The CCP agents still harassed the family often. Every time they were harassed, Mr. Wang's father was so scared that he dared not to study the "Fa" or do the exercises for several days. Father did all the fieldwork. Due to the hard labor and continuous harassment, he suffered severe mental anguish and physical discomfort. He became afraid to study the Fa or doing the exercises. Then, in the winter of 2003, his old illness returned. He went to get treatment. During the time of the treatment, Shilipu Police Station Chief Cao Zhiqing led a group of men, including people from the 610 Office, to harass and intimidate him for two consecutive days. The elderly man was very frightened.
On January 29, 2003, the persecutors harassed them again. The old man's condition worsened. On February 20 they harassed him once more. During the critical last days of his illness, people from the 610 Office monitored him day and night. On March 22, 2004, the old man died under extreme pain. He knew that his wife's health wasn't good. Before he passed away he told his wife two things: "You should practice Falun Gong," and "If you hear from Xiaolun, you must not let him come back."
During the two-day funeral proceedings, plainclothes officers were standing around at the resting place, and inside and outside of the village searching passing vehicles. Friends and relatives of the Mr. Wang's father were detained and searched. On the morning of the burial, several police vehicles were circling the village. They followed the family to the resting place and stayed there, attempting to arrest Wang Xiaolun and his wife.
The elder's death was a huge blow to the family, especially Wang Xiaolun's mother and aunt. Mr. Wang's mother missed her husband terribly. She was devastated from the deep sorrow, cried day and night and couldn't concentrate. One year has passed since her husband's death and she still wishes for her husband to come back.
Prior to beginning cultivation practice, Wang Xiaolun's aunt suffered from many health problems, including esophageal cancer and insufficient blood supply to the brain. These illnesses disappeared once she began Falun Gong practice in 1998, and her health was good for a long time. When the persecution began in 1999 she was very frightened, especially after seeing what Wang Xiaolun's family suffered. She was often worried about them. Even though her children were very much against her practicing, she still did the Falun Gong exercises in secret. Her health was good. However, Xiaolun's grandmother and father's death hit her too heavily. Extreme anger and grief caused her not to be able to study the Fa or do the exercises. Her old illnesses returned and she died on May 15, 2004.
Only Wang Xiaolun's mother and his two young children are now left in the family. Financially, they rely on friends, relatives and Dafa practitioners for help. The relatives do all the fieldwork. To this day they are still being harassed. In September 2004, several Dafa practitioners from Xiong County went to Beijing and were arrested. The perpetrators made arrests all over the town. Police officers from the Shilipu Police Station went to Wang Xiaolun's home before dawn.
In November 2005, the police went to Mr. Wang's daughter's school to intimidate her. They also demanded the schoolmaster not to tell anyone about them being there. During these several years, Wang Xiaolun's home phone was monitored.
The persecution is still going on.
The above recounts six years of persecution committed by the CCP in Xiong County against Wang Xiaolun's family. All of this happened because Mr. Wang and his wife wanted to practice Falun Gong to be decent people.
We hereby call on all righteous people in the world to pay attention to this issue.
Cao Zhiqing, Shilipu Police Station head: 86-312-5791089
Guo Xiangdong, former CCP Committee Secretary for Xiongzhou Town
Zhao Qixue, a vicious person living in Huangwan Village, Xiong County
Zhao Shuhui, former chief of the Political and Security Section Police Department in Xiong County
Li Chengqun, current head of the 610 Office: 86-13315222838 (Cell), 86-312-5862358
Cui Qihua, current deputy head of the Police Department: 86-13931698008 (Cell), 86-312-5865533
Su Shiliang, current head of the National Security Division: 86-13831284666 (Cell)