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Ms. Wang Shujun Persecuted to Death, Her Husband Sentenced to Three Years' Imprisonment

August 15, 2006 |  

(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Wang Shujun was a former employee at the Agriculture and Reclamation Building in Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province. In 1995, she suffered from glomerulo-nephritis, which remained uncured even after she had spent 50,000 to 60,000 yuan on medical expenses. At the beginning of 1997, Wang Shujun had the good fortune to learn Falun Dafa. She experienced its miraculous effects: her edema and other ailments disappeared without any treatment, and she could finally take care of herself. From then on, Ms. Wang never spent any more on medical expenses and saved a great deal of money for her workplace and family.

When the persecution of Falun Gong began on July 20, 1999, Ms. Wang traveled to Beijing twice to peacefully appeal for justice for Falun Gong. As a result, she was illegally detained and sent to the Liaison Office of Jiamusi Agriculture and Reclamation Building in Beijing. When she was sent back to Jiamusi City, two persons named Yang and Yu from her workplace, who had picked her up in Beijing, delivered her to the 610 Office at her workplace. After this, Ms. Wang was illegally detained at Baoquanling Detention Center for another 15 days.

When the term expired, the detention center did not release her. Instead, they transferred Ms. Wang to the Jiamusi Detention Center. Only after the officials from the Department of Politics and Security of the Qianjin Police Substation extorted 3,000 yuan in cash from Ms. Wang's family members, did they let her go. In response to her peaceful appeal, her workplace dismissed her.

At the end of June 2000, Wang Shujun and her husband, Mr. Zhao Xuetang, who was also a former employee of the Agriculture and Reclamation Building in Jiamusi City, went to Beijing for the third time to appeal for Falun Gong and tell the authorities of her personal experience in benefiting from Falun Gong. They were illegally detained and sent to the Liaison Office of Jiamusi Agriculture and Reclamation Building in Beijing. When they were sent back to Jiamusi City, with the help of policemen from Qianjin Police Substation, Yang and Yu from their workplace transferred them to Jiamusi Detention Center. Mr. Zhao Xuetang was illegally detained there for 72 days, after which he was dismissed from his workplace, and his identification card was also confiscated. Ms. Wang Shujun was illegally detained at Jiamusi Detention Center for 20 days, after which she was illegally sentenced to one year's imprisonment in a forced labor camp.

While at the Jiamusi City Forced Labor Camp, the guards forbade Ms. Wang from practicing the Falun Gong exercises and studying Dafa. Because she persisted in doing so, the guards forced her to stay in a solitary compartment. The guards didn't allow Ms. Wang to make her bed with her own home-made quilts and sheets. They forced her to buy the so-called "army corps' blanket," which was of poor quality yet sold by the authorities of the Jiamusi Forced Labor Camp at a very high price. She had to live in a gloomy, dank room with a cold concrete floor. Ms. Wang was only given corn cakes to eat that looked black and tasted sour, and soup that was like salt water, but no drinking water. Once, she even ate icicles from her windows in the winter to quench her thirst. Due to the brutal conditions and persecution at the forced labor camp, Ms. Wang suffered a relapse of uremia (a build-up of toxins in the blood due to kidney disease or damage) and her entire body became swollen with edema. She was sent to the hospital for a medical examination, and the doctor diagnosed atrophy of her kidneys. Despite Wang Shujun's declining health, the Jiamusi Forced Labor Camp still refused to release her, and when her family members wanted to visit her, the guards refused them and insulted them. Meanwhile her health steadily declined. On the sixth day of the Chinese Lunar New Year in 2001, to escape responsibility for her poor health, the authorities at the forced labor camp sent Ms. Wang back to the home of her relatives.

After Ms. Wang returned home, an officer from 610 Office at her workplace with the last name of Wang always went to her home to harass her. One day in April 2002, several policemen from the Department of Politics and Security of the Qianjin Police Substation and the Yongan Police Substation tried to break into Ms. Wang's apartment with the master keys for the front door. When they couldn't open the door, they smashed the peep hole, and threw a flaming object through the hole into her home. They stood in the public corridor and swore loudly at Ms. Wang, and even threatened that they could cut her electricity.

On April 20, a relative of Ms. Wang tried to visit her after learning the situation. The unlawful officials in front of Ms. Wang's home handcuffed her relative and illegally detained him at Yongan Police Substation. After they interrogated him and forced a confession from him, they forced him to call at her door to be let in, while they hid close by. Ms. Wang was bedridden, and her husband was comforting her in his arms. When he heard Ms. Wang's relative urgently calling at their front door, he assumed that her relative was worried about Ms. Wang's health, and quickly opened the door. Immediately, seven or eight policemen broke into their home. Some rushed onto the balcony; some into the kitchen; and others into bathroom. Two of them found the bed where Ms. Wang was lying and threw off the cover. She was only wearing underwear and her swollen body was exposed The policemen searched every inch of her home, throwing everything on the floor, and confiscating her video devices and Dafa books. They also pushed her husband onto the floor and forcefully took him away. They left Ms. Wang alone on her bed, with no one to look after her.

Mr. Zhao Xuetang, Ms. Wang's husband, was illegally detained at the detention center. During the May 1st holiday, he was illegally sentenced, for no reason, to three years' imprisonment in a forced labor camp. At the labor camp, Mr. Zhao suffered brutal persecution every day. He was forced to sit on a tiny wooden stool all day long, and was forced to drink salt water.

From then on, Ms. Wang Shujun's health condition worsened. She missed her husband very much and wanted to see her husband for the last time. Ms. Wang's relatives had gone to the forced labor camp several times to visit her husband, yet the guards always refused them. Mr. Zhao was not permitted to see his wife until she passed away, and then only after her family asked some influential people to help. He was handcuffed and escorted by two policemen. He was allowed to go to the mortuary to say goodbye to her body. At that time, he could not see his wife's face clearly because his eyesight was damaged, and he gradually lost sight in both eyes. The authorities didn't release him for medical treatment until the Chinese Lunar New Year's Eve. By then Zhao Xuetang was reduced to skin and bones, and was blind. He was unable take care of himself, and had no financial support from his former workplace.

Ms. Wang Shuping is the elder sister of Ms. Wang Shujun. She also suffered from severe persecution simply because she practiced Falun Gong. Her house was illegally ransacked twice, her belongings were illegally confiscated, and she was always harassed by the unlawful officials. In 2000, in order to peacefully appeal for Falun Gong and clarify the truth, she traveled to Beijing and did the Falun Gong exercises at Tiananmen Square. Wang Shuping was illegally arrested and detained at the Liaison Office of Qiqihar City in Beijing. When she was taken back to her hometown by the local police station, she was sent directly to a detention center, where she was illegally detained for two months. After that, Ms. Wang was dismissed by her school, and expelled by the Chinese Communist Party. After the authorities at the police station extorted 3,000 yuan in cash from her children, she was released on bail. In 2001, Wang Shuping was illegally arrested again. The unlawful policemen handcuffed her and beat her. They tortured her by hanging her up with only her toes touching the ground. She suffered from extreme pain until she lost consciousness. At that time, Ms. Wang was detained for more than two months. Later, she was sentenced to one years' imprisonment and suffered persecution in Shuanghe Forced Labor Camp.

On the day that Ms. Wang Shujun passed away, her relatives went to her company and negotiated with the authorities on the issue of her funeral expenses. The management of the Agriculture and Reclamation Building in Jiamusi City refused to reimburse them for her funeral expenses; and even made negative comments about her death and badmouthed her. While Ms. Wang suffered terminal illness, and even had difficulty breathing, the unlawful Chinese Communist Party officials brutally abducted and detained her husband. With no one to look after her, Wang Shujun sadly passed away due to the persecution.

August 3, 2006