Daqing Railroad Authority Arrests Falun Dafa Practitioners
Since July 1999, police officers from the Daqing Railway Station in Heilongjiang Province have been persecuting Falun Dafa practitioners. Enticed by cash rewards, officers on duty often stop and search passengers as they please. They use abusive language in the hope of finding Falun Dafa practitioners among the passengers.
On the first level of the Railway Station and on the platform, scanners are set up at the entrance. They are there to check the passengers luggage as well as all personal belongings. One main item they look for are computer CDs, which will activate a beeper when detected. There are a total of 60 officers working at the station. Twenty young recruits have recently joined them, mainly through connections. They are divided into four shifts, and on every shift, there are five male officers and one female officer.
On the surface, they are checking passengers who may possess "restricted articles" -- namely, highly dangerous goods, explosives or drugs. In reality, the authorities are more concerned about finding Falun Dafa practitioners among the passengers. As an incentive, a minimum of 500 yuan is paid to an officer whose actions lead to the arrest of someone who carries restricted articles.
In 2005, while trying to board the No.2155 Train, a female Falun Dafa practitioner was arrested by three police officers at the checking gate. Zhou Yanwu, the officer at the check gate was rewarded 500 yuan.
During the 2006 Chinese New Year, two police officers, Liu Xu and Sun Shiguo, arrested two Falun Dafa practitioners.
Again in April 2006, while walking along the platform, Dafa practitioner Liang Jingli was stopped by female police officer Zhang Xiaomei. Before he knew what was happening, he was placed under arrest. He never arrived at his destination. Two weeks later, his family found out that he was taken to the Qiqihar railway station where he was interrogated, beaten, and tortured. When the family demanded his release, they were turned away. Mr. Liang protested by going on a hunger strike. As of now, he is still in detention and his life is in jeopardy.
We request your support to help secure Liang Jinglis earliest release.
The following telephone contact information will be useful for investigating the matter.
Contacts at the Daqing Railway Police station:
Chief Police Officer, Gao Feng - 86-459-2665148
Deputy Police Officer, Cao Lixin - 86-459-2664548
Deputy Officer - 86-459-2665478
Instructor - 86-459-2665428
Duty Office - 86-459-2665448
Internal Operation Room - 86-459-2665438
External Operation Room - 86-459-2665468
Duty Officers: Liu Jun, Shi Yanqi, Sun Zhiguo. Zhu Shoujun
Officers responsible for Liang Jinglis arrest:
The Daqing Railway Station
The Qiqihar Railway Station
Signal room officers Zheng, Yang Yongsheng, Zhang Yongxin.