Detailed Report on the Persecution and Death of Falun Dafa Practitioner Ms. Bai Lixia in 2002
(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Bai Lixia was born in 1955. She worked as a test clerk at the Electric Machine Workshop at the Jixi Mine Bureau Electricity Factory. Ms. Bai lived at the factory's residential dormitory in Yuejinwei, the Jiguan District, Jixi City. She died on February 28, 2002, at age 47, as a result of long-term persecution.
Bai Lixia was hospitalized twice in 1997 for breast cancer and had a mastectomy. She could not take care of herself. When she was in despair, Falun Dafa saved her in May 1998 and restored her to health. The wicked Chinese Communist Party (CCP) however pushed her back toward death.
The CCP started persecuting Falun Gong on July 20, 1999. Bai Lixia went to Harbin, the capital city of Heilongjiang Province, to appeal for justice for Falun Gong. The police illegally arrested and took her to the Heilongjiang Province Stadium. She explained the wonderful benefits of Dafa to the police with her firsthand experience, and the police were moved. They said to her, "We don't have control over this issue. You guys should go to Beijing and find Jiang Zemin. He is the one who forbids you to practice [Falun Gong]."
Bai Lixia returned from Harbin City to Jixi City on July 23, 1999. She organized many practitioners to watch a video, "The Story of Jesus," which helped strengthen the righteous belief of many practitioners living in an evil environment. A large number of practitioners went to Beijing to appeal for justice for Falun Gong within a few days. Bai Lixia and more than ten other practitioners went to Beijing to appeal in late August 1999. They tried to explain how Falun Gong benefits people, the country and society.
After Bai Lixia left home, plainclothes police officers were all over her apartment. Meng Xiumin, head of the Yuejinwei neighborhood district in the Jiguan District, led many people as they staked out Bai Lixia's apartment in the daytime. Local police officers took over the surveillance at night. They planned to arrest Bai Lixia as soon as she returned.
Bai Lixia was arrested in Beijing with eleven other practitioners in September 1999 when she was validating Dafa. The police roped the twelve practitioners together in a row. When they walked past Tiananmen Square, Bai Lixia and other practitioners said to the police, "You arrest good people like us and make us walk past Tiananmen Square in this manner. Foreigners can see us! Who is damaging China's image? Don't you think you are bringing shame on the Chinese people?"
On September 30, 1999, Liu Tiefu, head of Xiangyang Police Department in Jiguan District, Jixi City, ordered local police officer Li Xiaoqian and Cui Wanyi, head of the electric machine factory's 610 Office, to go to Beijing on October 3, to bring back Bai Lixia. The police took 2,400 yuan in cash from Bai Lixia. Her family asked for the return of the money many times, but the officials have never returned it. They instead held Ms. Bai in Cell No. 11 at the No. 2 Detention Center. The guards tried to coerce her to write a repentance statement but Bai Lixia refused. The guards then threatened to send her to a labor camp. They transferred her to Cell No. 9, to further persecute her.
Bai Lixia was in tears when she told other practitioners and the inmates about the benefits Falun Gong has brought her.
The police sentenced Ms. Bai to two years of forced labor on December 26, 1999. They sent her to the Wanjia Forced Labor Camp in Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province. Twenty-eight Dafa practitioners from Jixi were sent to labor camp(s) and were brutally tortured. They slept on the concrete floor. They found standing water each morning upon awakening under the plastic sheets they slept on. The Wanjia Forced Labor Camp forbade Dafa practitioners to meet each other and detained the practitioners individually, in order to "reform" them.
Authorities at the Wanjia Forced Labor Camp in Harbin City followed the Party's decrees and tortured the practitioners in October 2000 to earn promotions. The guards formed a so-called "sharp knife class." They got seven Dafa practitioners including Bai Lixia together to torture them. The guards and the inmates dragged Bai Lixia downstairs and savagely beat her. Female guard Meng Xiangzhi forced Bai Lixia to do heavy slave labor when Bai Lixia was suffering from ulcerated scabies all over her body.
Bai Lixia was sent to Division 12 in January 2001, where the guards were even more vicious. The male and female guards gathered more than twenty Dafa practitioners whom they deemed "instigators" on the drilling grounds. They forced the practitioners to stand in the snow and freezing wind for a long time. These practitioners were later sent to a special control class. The guards screamed that everyone had to "reform." The practitioners were taken to the cafeteria to be tortured one by one.
More than one hundred practitioners held in the cells were persecuted the same way. Division head Zhang Bo called for Bai Lixia to come out of the cell. Bai Lixia didn't move. They continued torturing Dafa practitioners in the evening. One male guard beat Bai Lixia and asked if she would continue to practice Dafa, and Bai Lixia answered, "Yes!" The guards continued to beat her, and handcuffed her to a heating pipe. They also forced her to squat in the restroom. They hung her up on a metal pipe above the window frame. They did not spare Bai Lixia, though she was very weak at the time.
Bai Lixia collapsed after long-term torture, but she still held a hunger strike along with other practitioners to protest the persecution. All Dafa practitioners refused to eat the steamed rice balls on the Lantern Festival. After the festival, the guards sent Bai Lixia to the Wanjia Hospital, although at this point she could no longer walk. She could not eat, her whole body ached and she was often unconscious. She also urinated black fluid. She was 1.7 m (5.6 ft.) tall and was emaciated. Ms. Bai had been detained for over one year.
During this period, the guards learned that Bai Lixia had suffered from breast cancer before she practiced Falun Gong, but they didn't believe it. They went to Jixi to investigate. They then realized that Bai Lixia was on the brink of death and hurriedly told people from her workplace to pick her up.
Gao Hong, head of the Security Section at the Jixi City Electric Machine Factory and Wu De, a factory driver, took Bai Lixia back to Jixi on February 9, 2001. Bai Lixia didn't eat anything during the long distance ride and only drank half a glass of water.
Bai Lixia didn't live a day in peace after she was taken home in 2001. Out of fear, some of her family members couldn't understand why Ms. Bai refused to give up her belief, even as she was dying. Agents from the Jixi Mine Bureau's 610 Office and persons from the electric machine company's parent unit again schemed to persecute Bai Lixia. Qiao Yune, deputy secretary of the Political and Judiciary Committee at the Jixi Mine Corporation Ltd., a deputy head of the Security Division and head of the 610 Office took many people to Bai Lixia's home. They videotaped her. They instructed Bai Lixia to say in front of the camera, "I fell into this miserable state because Falun Gong doesn't let me take medication or injections."
Bai Lixia exposed their trap and scolded them for their vicious scheme. She stated the wonderful effects that Dafa has had on her and said to them in a solemn manner, "I wouldn't be like this if it weren't for this disaster [the persecution] if I had not lost the environment to practice Dafa, and if the labor camp didn't persecute Dafa practitioners."
The lawless officials edited the videotape and added a synthetic voice. They aired the altered video in the Jixi area and thus deceived many people. They also circulated it among Dafa practitioners saying, "Look, even Bai Lixia has attacked [Falun Gong] on TV!" Ms. Bai then exposed the wicked Party officials' lies to her family and fellow practitioners who went to visit her.
Bai Lixia passed away a year later, on February 28, 2002, as a result of the persecution by the Jixi police and Wanjia Forced Labor Camp guards.
Officials from the Jixi Mine Bureau's 610 Office barraged Bai Lixia's family with slanderous propaganda, making Bai Lixia's younger sister Bai Liqin, who had been working hard for her release and who deeply loved her, end up believing the officials. She subsequently attacked Dafa on TV, as if speaking for Bai Lixia.
Bai Liqin had a sudden massive myocardial infarction soon after Bai Lixia's death. It happened at around 4:00 a.m. on July 10, 2006. She died in the street near her home.
Bai Lixia's 80-year-old mother was also persecuted.
Work places, organizations and people responsible for the persecution of Bai Lixia and practitioners in her area (those marked with bullet points will be investigated):
Jixi City Labor Reeducation Committee
Jixi Coal Corporation Ltd.
General manager's office: 86-467-2669270
Office of the deputy secretary of the Party Committee: 86-467-2659850
Office of the secretary of the Disciplinary Committee: 86-467-2669285
Liu, head of the Security Section of the Jixi Mine Corporation
Qiao Yune, deputy secretary of the Politics and Law Committee at the Jixi Mine Corporation Ltd., head of the 610 Office, deputy head of the Nanshan Police Department in Guikou at the Jixi Mine Corporation Ltd.
Jixi Mining Industry Cable TV Station: 86-467-2359807, No. 10 Hongqi Road
Jixi City TV Station: 86-467-2357518
Main switchboard for the Jixi City Broadcasting Television Station: 86-467-2328154, 86-467-2328123, 86-467-2328192, 86-467-2328865
Liu Tiefu, officer from the Xiangyang Police Department at the Jiguan District Police Department in Jixi City
Meng Xiumin, retired former head of the Yuejinwei District in the Jiguan District, Jixi City. Home address: Unit 2, Building 51, family dormitory of the Jixi City Electric Machine Factory, Yuejinwei District in Jiguan District, Jixi City: 86-467-2386458
Gao Fengshan, secretary of the Party Committee at the Jixi City Electric Machine Factory: 86-13704680552 (Cell)
Cui Wanyi, retired former head of the Jixi City Electric Machine Factory 610 Office: 86-467-2354406 (Home)
Sun Wenxian, retired former official from the Jixi City Electric Machine Factory 610 Office, secretary of the Security Section: 86-467-2367986 (Home)
Li Zhenyi, retired former official from the Jixi City Electric Machine Factory's 610 Office
No. 1 Detention Center in Jixi City: 86-467-2313110, 86-467-2314110
Dong, head of the No. 2 Detention Center in Jixi City: 86-467-2324308, 86-467-2325053
Lu Zhenshan, head of the Wanjia Forced Labor Camp in Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province
Shi Yingbai, deputy head of the Wanjia Forced Labor Camp, currently head of the Changlinzi Labor Camp in Harbin City
Liu Lun, head of the Administration Section, currently deputy head of the Changlinzi Labor Camp in Harbin
Wu Jinying, head of Division 7, transferred to the Disciplinary Inspection Section at the Judicial Bureau
Lin Shunying, deputy head of Division 7
Qi Guizhi, deputy head of Division 7
Zhang Bo, head of Division 12