The Crimes Committed at Haidian District Police Department and the Haidian District Detention Center in Beijing (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) In the last seven years, the Haidian District Police Department and its Detention Center in Beijing have illegally arrested and jailed many Falun Gong practitioners. Some of them were tortured to death or have become permanently disabled. On April 7, 2006, the Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong in China (CIPFG) announced the first group of facilities targeted for investigation and evidence collection. The Qinghe Detention Center in the Haidian District is one of them.
People may recall Zhao Xin, a respected teacher at Beijing's University of Business and Industry. When Zhao Xin went to do the Falun Dafa exercises on June 19, 2000 in Zizhuyuan Park, she was arrested and detained in the Qinghe Detention Center in the Haidian District. On June 22 she was beaten until three vertebrae in her neck were fractured. Zhao Xin miraculously survived, but her injuries left her paralyzed. She could only move her head. After six months of suffering in unimaginable pain, Zhao Xin passed away on the evening of December 11, 2000, at the age of 32.
Zhao Xin was seriously injured by Haidian District Police
1. Recent Arrest of Many Falun Gong practitioners from Haidian District
In the days leading up to October 1, 2005 (China's National Day holiday) the police in Beijing arrested many practitioners. Haidian District Police Department agents arrested close to 30 practitioners including Bai Shaohua, Liu Haihong, Yan Peng, Liu Yujian. Many of them were later sentenced to a jail term or forced labor.
This year, agents from the Haidian police department were more rampant in their persecution. They also broke the law in other ways: when the police arrested practitioners they didnt show any legal documents and didnt inform practitioners families where they would take practitioners. After searching practitioners houses, police didnt provide any lists of what they took away.
On May 18 and 19, Haidian District Police Department and Qinghe Police Station agents arrested two practitioners from the Shunyi District. They are Yang Shijie and Wei Shuyun. Their whereabouts are unknown.
During the night of April 20, Haidian District Police Department and Qinghe Police Station persecutors arrested practitioner Guo Shunqiang from his house. His whereabouts is unknown.
On April 15, Haidian District Police Department and Huayuan Road Police Station arrested practitioner Song Xiuyun who is currently being held at the Qinghe Detention Center in the Haidian District.
During the night of April 4, claiming to be checking household registrations, Haidian District Police Department and Enjizhuang Police Station agents illegally searched practitioners houses. They arrested practitioners from Qixian Village Resident Area in Haidian District. Their names are Wang Kuizan, her daughter Jiang Yahui and three other practitioners, including Chang Chunyu. We have heard that Wang Kuizan and her daughter were sentenced to two years of forced labor.
During the night of March 19, Fu Hongyi and Li Jingtao from Haidian District Police Department took more than 10 policemen. They broke into the house of Fu Yongan and Liu Xianglan, retired employees from Qinghua University, and took away the couple and their visitor. They also searched Fus house and confiscated their computer. Fu and Liu are believed to be jailed in the Qinghe Detention Center now.
On March 14, Haidian District Police Department police arrested practitioners from Zhongguancun of Haidian District. They are Huo Zhifang and He Dongyong. Policemen searched their house. They are believed to be jailed in the Qinghe Detention Center.
In the morning of March 14, agents from the Shangdi Police Station and from the Qinghe Police Station arrested practitioner Zhang Xueqin and her daughter Chen Ping from their house. They have been illegally jailed at the detention center. Policemen said that Zhang Xueqin was sentenced to two and a-half years of jail term and Chen Peng was sentenced to two years.
On March 3, Haidian District Police Department and Qinghe Police Station agents arrested practitioners from Zhufang Village in Qinghe. They are Wang Jianlin and Dong Xuejun who are jailed in the Qinghe Detention Center.
Between March 3 and March 7, Haidian District Police Department personnel arrested three practitioners from the Second Research Center of the State Astronautics Department. They are Sun Lijun, Pan Guizhi and Zhang Suyun. Sun Lijun is illegally jailed in the First Division of Beijing Police Department. Pan Guizhi and Zhang Suyun are jailed in the Haidian District Detention Center.
On March 2, eight or nine plainclothes officers from the Haidian District Police Department broke into a practitioner's home. The practitioner from Enjizhuang Area in Haidian District is 63-year-old Ms. Sun Guizhen. Policemen searched her house and took photos of Falun Gong books that they found in her house. They later took Ms. Sun to the Haidian District Police Department.
At night on February 27, policemen from the Haidian District Police Department searched practitioner Yang Suwen's home and arrested her. She is from Shijicheng in the Haidian District.
On February 20, practitioner Mr. Li Dafan (56 years old) who used to work at the China Insurance Company was arrested by Haidian District Police Department agents. He is jailed in the Haidian Detention Center now.
On February 19, these same persecutors arrested practitioner, Ms. Li Hua (40 years old), who is an employee of Capital Normal University. They also arrested her husband Huang Shengjie. Several other practitioners were arrested that same day, including Yang Le and Liu Yongping who was going to be sentenced to two and a-half years.
The night of February 16, practitioner Ms. Xu Kun who lives in Baiwanzhuang, Haidian District and her 70-year-old mother were arrested at home.
On February 12, policemen from the National Security Division of the Haidian District Police Department arrested practitioner Yan Huiqin at Beigongmen, the Haidian District. She is jailed in the Qinghe Detention Center. She is very ill due to the persecution.
During the 2006 Chinese New Year, Haidian District Police Department arrested practitioners Zhan Aiping, Xu Chong, Xu Chongs son, Mr. Chao, and Mr. Chaos son. They were jailed in the Haidian Detention Center. Zhan Aiping was later sent to the Seventh Division of Beijing Police Department. Zhan Aipings husband committed suicide due to the threats. Her 20-year-old son is living on his own now.
During the 2006 New Years holiday, Haidian District Police Department personnel
arrested 67-year-old practitioner Mr. Duan Lunhua and his wife, 62-year-old Ms. Wang Xiuzhen who live in the Jingouhe No. 2 Residential Area in the Haidian District. They are jailed in the Haidian Detention Center. They are retired employees of the No. 208 Research Institute of the Second Bureau of State Astronautics Department.
2. Haidian District Police Department Agents rampantly persecute intellectuals
Many universities and research institutions are located in the Haidian District. There are many Falun Gong practitioners in Haidian District, too. The CCP agents tried all the tactics at their disposal to persecute those intellectuals who practice Falun Gong. Many employees from Qinghua University and from Beijing University were sentenced to forced labor and jail terms, which is directly related to the persecution by Haidian District Police Department officials.
Mr. Xu Yin, an associate professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Qinghua University had been awarded the distinction Excellent Teacher and Model Employee several times. Due to his significant contribution in his research field, he had received several city level and national level academic awards. He was popular among colleagues and students. On March 14, 2006, Haidian District Police Department persecutors arrested professor Xu Yin from his home. He was sentenced to two years of forced labor on April 13 for having Falun Gong materials at home.
Dr. Shen Yingbo, 43 year old, is a professor at Beijing's Forest University and the chairman of his department. He has published the most scientific articles at Beijing's Forest University. Nevertheless he had several times been arrested and jailed in detention centers and brainwashing classes because of his belief in Falun Dafa. On September 20, 2003, he and other four practitioners were arrested from his home at the hands of Haidian District Police Department agents. He was later sentenced to three years in jail.
Mr. Zhang Wenge, 38 years old, is an associate professor at Beijing's Forest University. He is the principal researcher in his research group. He obtained his PhD degree from the Chinese Academy of Sciences. In April 2000 he was sentenced to one year of forced labor because he appealed for Falun Gong. On September 20, 2003, Haidian District Police Department agents searched his home and arrested him. His wife Tan Fang was arrested at the same time.
Ms. Tan Fang is an employee of a foreign company. Her husband, Zhang Wenge, was later sentenced to three years in jail and she was sentenced to two and a-half years of forced labor.
Mr. Wang Yongqian, 33 years old, is a post-doctoral student in a national lab at the Institute of Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is the principal researcher in his group. He was sentenced to two and a-half years of forced labor, and his wife Zhou Xiangyuan was sentenced to three years of jail.
Mr. Li Baoqing is a renowned research fellow at the Institute of Geographical Sciences and an advisor for doctoral candidates. The Chinese Academy of Sciences awarded him the distinction of Excellent Researcher in Significant Research Projects. He was listed in the Dictionary of International Biography, published by the International Biographical Center of Cambridge, England. Such a renowned scientist had been illegally jailed just because he practices Falun Gong.
Ms. Liu Jinghang is Dr. Li Baoqings wife. She was illegally sentenced to three years of jail. She is in Australia now.
Yan Xiaohua, a Ph.D. student in Institute of Zoology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Mr. Zhang Yong, a post-doctoral student at the Institute of Process Engineering (IPE), Chinese Academy of Sciences, formerly the Institute of Chemical Metallurgy, were also arrested by Haidian District Police Department personnel and illegally sentenced.
Haidian District Police Department persecutors also unconstitutionally arrested and jailed many times a retired professor from Renmin University, Qi Yuzhen.
3. United Nations takes note of several cases of Falun Gong practitioners being persecuted by Haidian District Police Department
Ms. Li Shulan was arrested on November 30, 2000 and taken to Haidian District Police Department. The police stripped off all her clothing except for her underwear and put her in a cell, where she was reportedly severely beaten by other inmates allegedly urged on by the guards. Her hair was pulled and her head knocked against a wall. A towel was tightly tied around her neck to choke her until she lost consciousness. Her eyelids, face, breast and chest were pierced with a ballpoint pen. Despite her poor condition, the police subjected her to electric shocks. Li Shulan reportedly underwent a hunger strike to protest this treatment. According to the information received she suffered from vaginal bleeding, and part of her body remained numb for a year. When she was released one year later she was unable to walk normally.
Mr. Zhang Jiuhai is from Liudian Town in Pinggu County, Beijing. He was arrested by Haidian District Police Department agents in April 2002 and electrically shocked with batons. The local police ransacked his home six times and detained his father twice.
Practitioner Yoko Kaneko (Luo Rong) who lives in Japan was also arrested and sentenced to forced labor by Haidian District Police Department agents. She was badly tortured at the Women's Forced Labor Camp in Beijing.
4. Haidian District Police Department often arrests and tortures Falun Gong practitioners from other places
Ms. Wu Yan was born in Huangchuan County, Henan Province in January 1975. She started practicing Falun Gong in 1997. She has been arrested several times because she clarifies the truth of Falun Gong to public and had been sentenced to one and a-half years of jail term. In the afternoon of November 22, 2005, police from Haidian District Police Department arrested her on the campus of Renmin University in the Haidian District, Beijing. She had been jailed in the Qinghe Forced Labor Camp in the Haidian District for three months, where she was beaten and tortured because she refused to identify herself. On February 23, 2006, she was sent to the Chaoyang District Detention Center. In mid-May, her case was transferred to Haidian District Procuratorate and it was heard that the court would give her an illegal trial.
Mr. Li Xupeng is from Shenmu County, Shaanxi Province. He teaches at the National Administration College in Shenyang City. He was arrested again for the sixth time at the end of 2004 and jailed in the Haidian Detention Center where he was tortured. He lost consciousness twice due to torture and was sent to a hospital.
Ms. Yu Wanlan is a professor at Huazhong Normal University. She was arrested in Beijing in April 2004 and was jailed in the Haidian Detention Center for eight months. After that, Haidian District Intermediate Court sentenced her to three years of jail term on June 2, 2005.
Mr. Xu Chengben is from Shandong Province. He was jailed in the Haidian Detention Center in Beijing. He recalled the persecution that he has experienced, "At the end of 2000, I was jailed in the Haidian Detention Center where the police directed the inmates to torture me. They stripped me and carried me outside where no one could see, and then poured cold water over me continuously for over an hour. I was shivering all over. Then I was forced to stretch my arms on a wall, with my head down. With my legs barely touching the ground, the inmates used their knees to strike my buttocks. They also filled up a water bottle and attached it to my penis with a string. Then they whipped the bottle around whichever way they wanted. Three or four inmates were surrounding me and didnt allow me to sleep for four days. As soon as I dozed off, they slapped me in the face and used a rolled up piece of paper to poke at my nose and ears. It was so painful that I was in tears."
Another practitioner recalled his experience of being tortured in the Haidian Detention Center, "My face was beaten until it was distorted beyond recognition, with wounds covering its entirety. Anyone who saw my face at that time would have been horrified. My chest was also beaten so badly that I had difficulty breathing and could not stop coughing. Coughing caused me to double over in severe pain. To further torture Falun Gong practitioners, the Haidian District Detention Center created a device that had a sharp side pointing up regardless how it was placed on the ground. The sharp edge was about 4 centimeters (less than 0.39 inches) high. When I was forced to sit on this torture stool, the sharp edges cut into my flesh and hurt severely. This torture usually lasted 4 to 5 hours. There were also other torture methods such as forced squatting, forced standing, forced feeding, spinning practitioners around, pushing and shoving, brutal shaking, forced drug feeding, and other types of methods that I had never heard in society."
"The unknown drugs they force-fed me included yellow, white and some colorless substances. The drugs were known to destroy peoples' nervous systems and render people disabled or paralyzed. In the Haidian Detention Center, the perpetrators held a cup of liquid drug and ordered me to drink it. I tried to resist, but seven to eight persecutors jumped on me and forced the drug into my mouth. They used a metal instrument to force my mouth open and forced a cup of the drug into my mouth."
Haidian District National Security Division, 86-10-82519350
Haidian District Police Department, 86-10-82519110
Police Department Head: Jing, and Zhang Weigang, 86-10-82519110
Political Commissar: Wang Jucheng
Discipline Inspection Committee of the Haidian District Police Department: 86-10-82519180
Superintendent Haidian District Police Department: 86-10-82519210
Preliminary hearing officers, 86-10-62902266 extension for room 107
Superintendent Office: 86-10-82519638, 82519213
Political Division: 86-10-82519140, 82519529
Internal Security Division: 86-10-82519636, 82519638, 82519216, 82519213
Haidian District Detention Center:
25 Longgang Road, Qinghe, Haidian District, Beijing 100085
Detention Center head, Bai Gang, 86-10-62902266 ext 3500 or 3582; BP, 86-10-62628566-5339
Detention Center head, Zhu Yuchao: 86-10-62902266 ext 3711
Officer Zhu Feng: 86-10-82883420
Qinghe Detention Center in the Haidian District:
Chief: Sun Aijun, 86-10-62902266-3702(Office), 86-13801008998(Cell)