(Clearwisdom.net) Since the publication of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been vigorously persecuting the people spreading it. Many Falun Gong practitioners have been illegally detained, and many received excessive sentences and are even tortured until they are disabled. Since the Nine Commentaries exposes the real face of the evil party, spreading the Nine Commentaries is for the good of all the Chinese people. The CCP’s brutal persecution of those who spread the book exposed the evil party’s deep fear. The following is a collection of cases published on the Minghui website regarding people being persecuted for spreading the Nine Commentaries.

"7.20" Incident in Inner Mongolia, Fifty People Illegally Arrested

On July 20, 2005, more than one hundred thousand copies of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, The Real Story of Jiang Zemin and Quitting CCP were distributed in Zhalantun City, Arongqi, Moqi and surrounding areas in Inner Mongolia. This occurrence shocked the Hulunbeier Public Security Bureau. Under orders from the Public Security Ministry, a "7.20" team was formed specifically to deal with the issue of Falun Gong. The case was handled under the direct supervision of the Public Security Ministry. According to the report on the website of the Public Security of Inner Mongolia, on March 27, 2006, a special team dispatched 168 policemen and more than 80 vehicles, who later arrested 40 Falun Gong practitioners in Zhalantun City and the Arongqi area. Ten practitioners were arrested in Qiqihaer City. The case is currently being secretly handled.

High Ranking Officials of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Secretly Visit Shandong Province. More than 30 People Arrested within 20 Days

During the early part of April 2005, CCP top leaders Zeng Qinghong and Hu Jintao secretly went to Weifang City and the Shouguang area respectively. They went to these regions in order to address the issues of "Protect CCP’s Advancement," "Quit CCP" and the influence of the Nine Commentaries. Both of them gave orders regarding the situation. In May in Changle County, Weifang City, Shandong Province the 610 Office held meetings for all county and city 610 Offices to secretly arrange the details targeting arresting Falun Gong practitioners and people spreading the Nine Commentaries. Over the next twenty days, more than thirty Falun Gong practitioners from Shouguang, Changyi, Qingzhou and Zhucheng were arrested. On May 19, in Zhangling Town, eleven people were arrested. Later, many people were sentenced to prison terms and sent to forced labor camps.

A Large Number of Copies of the Nine Commentaries Appeared in Yancheng, Jiangsu Province. More than Thirty People were Secretly Arrested

According to a source, in mid-June 2005, a large number of the Nine Commentaries appeared in Yancheng of Jiangsu Province. The local CCP authorities secretly arrested at least thirty Falun Gong practitioners. The police claimed that those practitioners were political prisoners and prohibited their families from visiting them. Anyone who reports seeing one copy of the Nine Commentaries would get a 10,000 yuan reward. Anyone who reports a gathering of two or more Falun Gong practitioners would get a reward of 300 yuan.

Nine Commentaries Found in Houses. More than Ten People in Lvnan, Shandong Province are Sent to Forced Labor Camps

According to a source in the Lvnan Public Security of Shandong Province, in November 2005, the National Security Brigade, Chengnan Police Station illegally arrested nineteen Falun Gong practitioners. The materials, including Nine Commentaries and The Real Story of Jiang Zemin were found in these practitioners’ houses. Among them, practitioners Yang Guangzhen, Zhao Xiaowei, Liu Xi’e, Sun Maoqin, Zhang Yaqin, Yang Jihua, Li Shihua, and He Shicun were sent to forced labor camps. On the night of arrest, practitioner Han Guangmei was fiercely beaten and tortured for an entire night. She lost consciousness several times in the detention center and was sent to a hospital for emergency treatment where she lost consciousness three to four times. She is now lying in a hospital bed and is unable to move.

Accused of Having Falun Gong Materials and Nine Commentaries at Home, a Couple is Heavily Sentenced

The couple Xin Minzheng and Bao Junqin are Falun Gong practitioners in Panjin City, Liaoning Province. They were accused of making 1,100 CDs in their home. On September 12, 2005, Longtai District Court in Panjin City sentenced the couple respectively to 13 years and 12 years. The prosecutor said in the court, "The 1,100 CDs were discovered to have Falun Gong content and several of the Nine Commentaries." The couple appealed to the Panjin City Intermediate Court. The intermediate court found the case to have insufficient facts and evidence, and overruled the district court’s ruling. The case was sent back to the district court. Under the manipulation of the 610 Office, the district court kept the original ruling on the couple. Bao Junqin appealed again. On February 20, 2006, the case was brought back to the court for a second trial. But no conclusion to the case has been reached. The source said that the couple are facing possible terms of forced labor.

A Mother of Five Year-Old Child Sentenced to Seven Years for Having CDs of Nine Commentaries

On the morning of the day before CCP Chairman Hu Jintao visited the USA, Kaifu District Court in Changsha City of Hunan Province sentenced Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Gao Hui to a seven-year prison term on the grounds that 1,850 CDs of the Nine Commentaries were found in Ms. Gao Hui’s home.

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Changsha City Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Gao Hui and her son Huang Run in Hunan Province

For Having Copies of the Nine Commentaries, Shijiazhuang City Falun Gong Practitioner Ms. Sun Li Was Sentenced for Term of Five and a Half Years

On September 6, 2005, police searched Shijiazhuang City Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Sun Li’s home and found copies of the Nine Commentaries and Falun Gong materials. The Yuhua Police Department arrested her. During early March 2006, the Yuhua District Court sentenced her to a prison term of five and a half years. Sun Li appealed. On May 12, the Yuhua District Court submitted the case for retrial and kept the original sentence. According to a source, the five and a half year sentence given to Sun Li was pre-arranged by the Hebei Provincial Supreme Court, following orders from the 610 Office. Because Sun Li is a Falun Gong practitioner, she could not find a lawyer who would dare to represent her in challenging the CCP’s persecution policy on Falun Gong. Sun Li’s husband, Huang Panpei, had to assume the responsibility of defending his wife in the court. The lawyer Gao Zhishen in Beijing City who represented Falun Gong practitioner Huang Weili from Shijianzhuang City tried unsuccessfully to have the court accept Falun Gong’s case. Lawyer Gao then wrote two open letters to the CCP’s high-level leaders to expose the brutal facts of the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. For Mr. Gao efforts, the CCP closed his office and placed him and his whole family under long-term close surveillance. Sun Li is now detained at the Second Detention Center in Shijiazhuang City and is on a hunger strike to protest her illegal sentence.

Beijing Falun Gong Practitioner Lin Shusen Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Having a Copy of the Nine Commentaries.

On April 28, 2005, while registering the people who rent houses in his district, policeman Fang Ge of Xinjiekou the Police Station in Xicheng District of Beijing found a copy of the Nine Commentaries in Falun Gong practitioner Lin Shusen’s home. He called in more police to ransack the home. The police took away Lin Shusen. On January 23, 2006, the Xicheng District Court of Beijing sentenced Lin Shusen to a five-year prison term. The court reasoned with the excuse that "In 2004, Lin Shusen published an article on the Minghui website with his real name about the persecution he and his fellow practitioners suffered. (‘Beijing Falun Gong Practitioner's Account of the Three-Year-Long Persecution Suffered in Qianjin Prison’ published on March 25, 2004)." Lin Shusen appealed but the appeal was denied. Sources said that Lin Shusen is currently on a hunger strike, and has shown symptoms of kidney malfunction. Lin Shusen was sent to the Beijing Public Security Hospital to face further persecution in the form of forced-feeding.

Because of Downloading the Nine Commentaries and Quitting the CCP on the Internet, A Person Incapable of Serving a Prison Term is Sentenced to Two and a Half Years

On May 10, 2006, the CCP law enforcement department of Luzhou City charged four people, including Jiang Jiyun and Liang Jinhui, as being guilty of "downloading Nine Commentaries and Falun Gong materials from the Internet" and of "publishing a declaration of ‘quitting the CCP’s three types of organizations,’" and sentenced them to two and a half and three and a half year prison terms respectively. The Xi’nan Law and Legislation Evaluation Center of Sichuan Province diagnosed Liang Jinhui with "having mental illness and being incapable of serving a prison term." Yet Liang Jinhui was still sentenced to a prison term of two and a half years. Liang Jinhui’s mother, Ms. Yuan Yuju, was imprisoned in Nanmusi Forced Labor Camp in Zizhong of Sichuan Province for a one-year term. Ms. Yuan Yuju received the same charge as the four other people. According the people working at the Law and Legislation area, "Even a person who has no knowledge of the law knows that Liang Jinhui, who is diagnosed with a mental illness, should not be sentenced. The Luzhou law system had no authority to give the sentence, but the pressure from higher authorities forced them to do it." The source also said that Liang Jinhui’s case has been handled under CCP central government official Luo Gan’s manipulation and is a direct order from the Politics and Law Committee.

Because of Carrying a Copy of the Nine Commentaries, Wang Zhige from Heilongjiang Province is Beaten until Disabled and Sentenced to Three Years in Prison

On March 27, 2005, Falun Gong practitioner Wang Zhige from Heilongjiang Province was on his way to his parents’ home in Fangzheng County when he was arrested for carrying a copy of the Nine Commentaries on him. The arrest was conducted by Chou Yongsheng, the head of National Security Section of Fangzheng County. Chou Yongsheng, along with policemen Dong Yansong and Weng Hongjun tortured and interrogated Wang Zhige for a long time, which caused a loss of vision in his right eye and one side of his body to become numb. In the end, they fabricated a false charge and sent him to Hulan Prison of Heilongjiang Province for a three-year prison term. In the prison, Wang Zhige was subjected to tortures from guards and criminals who tried to force him to give up Falun Gong.

United Nations Refugee Ms. Zhang Xinyi Sentenced to Three Years for Distributing the Nine Commentaries

Ms. Zhang Xinyi, 51, is a Falun Gong practitioner in Changsha City. Ms. Zhang and her husband are refugee applicants who are already under the protection of the United Nations Refugee Committee Office in Cambodia. In August 2002, Cambodian police, under the pressure of the Chinese Embassy, arrested the couple and deported them to China. On April 28, 2005, Ms. Zhang was illegally arrested when she was distributing Falun Gong materials and the Nine Commentaries in the Baoziling Community Area, Tianxin District of Changsha City. On August 4, 2005, a Tianxin District Court in Changsha City secretly sentenced her to three years in prison. Ms. Zhang is currently detained at Hunan Provincial Women’s Prison. Her family’s request to visit her was denied many times. Her situation is worrisome.

Ms. Wu Jingjuan, 55, was an employee of an industry and business institution in Jiedong County of Jieyang City, Guangdong Province. Because she refused to give up Falun Gong, she was sentenced to two years and detained at the Sanshui Women’s Forced Labor Camp in Guangdong Province. On October 25, 2005, Wu Jingjuan went to buy some groceries and carried a few CDs of the Nine Commentaries with her. Several plain clothed police tailed and arrested her. On January 12, 2006, the Jiedong County Prison sentenced Wu Jingjuan to a three-year prison term. On January 20, 2006, Wu Jingjuan appealed to the Jieyang City Intermediate Court and has heard no response.

Falun Gong Practitioner from Shengli Oil Field Bound to "Dead Person’s Bed" after Being Found in Possession of the Nine Commentaries in His Home

In May 2005, police of Huantai County Public Security Bureau of Shandong Province ransacked the homes of practitioners Zhang Aiquan, Wang Mingyun, and Yu Desheng, and found the Nine Commentaries and its collective version published by Broad Book Inc. The Shandong Provincial Public Security Department was shocked about the discovery and wanted to find out the source of the Nine Commentaries. The Special Team to Handle the Falun Gong Issue went to the Shengli Oil Field and conducted torture interrogations on the three practitioners. A witness saw that Yu Shengde had blood all over his body. The clothes of Zhang Aiquan were also reported to be covered with blood. The perpetrators bound the three practitioners on the "dead person’s bed" (1) for more than one month and were unable to get any information from the practitioners. On March 1, 2006, the Shandong Provincial Huantai County Court secretly tried the three practitioners. Since the trial’s conclusion, the practitioners’ families have not received any information regarding the court’s verdict.

Arrested After Providing a Copy of the Nine Commentaries out of Kindness to the Chief of a Police Department

In May 2006, Shan Tianchun, the chief of Huaide County Public Security Bureau, shopped at a store owned by Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Zhang Yuanhang. Ms. Zhang chatted with the chief about the truth of Falun Gong and suggested that he quit the CCP. Ms. Zhang also gave him a copy of the Nine Commentaries. Shan Tianchun refused her kindness. Several days later, Shan Tianchun, along with tens of policemen from the Daling Town Police Station, broke into Zhang Yuanhang’s home and illegally arrested her. Ms. Zhang Yan, Zhang Yuanhang’s sister, tried to stop their unlawful action. The police also took away Ms. Zhang Yan. The two sisters are now detained in the Gongzhuling City Detention Center.

After the incident, Zhang Yan and Zhang Yuanhang kept clarifying the truth to the police. Sources said that the Politics and Law Committee of Gongzhuling City intended to illegally sentence them.

Two Older People Arrested for Distributing the Nine Commentaries. Their Whereabouts are Unknown

Mr. Zhou Guangxiong, 65, is from Zhouguozhengyuan, Yuchuan Town, Wuxue City of Hubei Province. In 2005, Mr. Zhou was detained in the Wuxue City First Detention Center after the police found the Nine Commentaries during a search of his home. Mr. Zhou is still detained today. A source said that Zhou Guangxiong was sentenced and transferred to a different place. But Zhou’s family has not seen documentation of the sentence. Zhou Guangxiong’s whereabouts are unknown.

Ms. Liu Peizhen, in her 60s, is a doctor from the Nanshan District of Shenzhen City. On April 14, 2005, the Nanshan Police Department and Xili Police Station arrested Ms. Lu because she made CDs of the Nine Commentaries. She has been detained in the Nanshan District Detention Center for over nine months. Because the police denied the visitation of her family, no one knows what persecution Ms. Liu suffered in the detention center. According the people working at Nanshan District Procuratorate Court, Ms. Liu might face heavy sentencing.

Zhu Hanlong of Wuhan City was Persecuted for Distributing the Nine Commentaries and Suffered a Mental Collapse

Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Zhu Hanlong, in his 30s, lived at the First Village of Sanyanqiao, Jiangan District of Hankou City. In August 2005, he was illegally arrested and sentenced to one year of forced labor in the Hewan Forced Labor Camp for distributing the Nine Commentaries. In mid-October, Zhu Hanlong was tortured to the verge of death. The Hewan Forced Labor Camp was afraid that he might die in the camp and so informed his family that Zhu Hanlong was released unconditionally before the term was served. When Zhu Hanlong’s wife, brother and sister met him, they were all shocked by what they saw. Zhu Hanlong was emaciated and mentally traumatized, with wounds all over his body. He looked to be on the verge of death. Both his upper arms were covered with numerous cigar burn marks. On the top of his head were two thumb-size holes. It is said that the wounds on his head were caused by prisoners following guards’ order to fiercely dig into his head with a cup. The two holes were deep and full of bloody pus.

After treatment, Zhu Hanlong was saved from near death. We don’t have detailed information about what drugs the Hewan Forced Labor Camp force-fed Zhu Hanlong during his detention period. Zhu Hanlong is still mentally confused, has delusions, and talks illogically. Several times, he even went back to the forced labor camp by himself and asked to "report to the team." Zhu Hanlong’s situation is worrisome.

These cases of persecution show that the CCP is deeply afraid of the Nine Commentaries. The CCP is putting out a huge effort to suppress it. This situation in fact shows that the Nine Commentaries is indeed an effective way to resist the CCP. The book reveals the true demonic nature of the CCP for people to see.

July 13, 2006

(1) Dead person's bed - The four limbs of the practitioner are stretched out and tied to the four corners of a cold metal bed frame. The practitioner cannot move at all. He is not allowed to get up to eat, drink, or use the bathroom. This treatment usually lasts from several hours to more than ten days. As one can imagine, this type of cruel torture causes severe damage to the practitioner's mind and body. See the illustration of this form of torture at http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2004/12/15/55600.html.