(Clearwisdom.net) Many people in China know that Falun Gong practitioners care little about money or fame and make honest, hard-working officials. Since the persecution of Falun Gong began on July 20, 1999, the Chinese Communist regime has ruthlessly persecuted this group of good people who persist in their belief in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. The regime subjected the practitioners to a variety of persecution, including firing them from their jobs, imprisonment or terms in forced labor camps, and even outright murder. The following are accounts of the persecution against some practitioners who are government officials in the city of Guangzhou.

Dafa practitioner Ms. Yang Xueqin is in her sixties and lived in Tianhe District, Guangdong Province. She is a retired official from the Guangdong Province Traffic Bureau. Officials from her former workplace had arrested and taken her to the Sanshui Brainwashing Center, where she was savagely tortured. Oftentimes a group of people would brainwash her with wicked Party ideology that slanders Falun Gong. They would force her to stand for several days and nights without sleep in an attempt to "reform" her and make her renounce her belief in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance when she became delirious from lack of sleep. She died as a result of the torture in September or October of 2002. A volunteer correspondent from the Minghui/Clearwisdom website asked the Retired Cadres Division at the Guangdong Province Traffic Bureau and personnel at the Guangdong Province 610 Office about Yang Xueqin's death and received two contradictory answers.

According to an official at the Retired Cadres Division of the Guangdong Province Traffic Bureau, Yang Xueqin "died between September and October from a sudden cerebral problem," while a male official at the Guangdong Province 610 Office stated, "Yang Xueqin died from a hunger strike. It was too late when she was rushed to the hospital." He also said that Yang Xueqin was not arrested but instead that her workplace officials had sent her to a "Legal Education Class." The 610 Office agent did not explain, however, why Yang Xueqin would go on a hunger strike if she was only going to a "legal education class," nor did he explain why it was too late to save the life of an otherwise healthy woman on a hunger strike.

Mr. Li Liansheng, around 50 years old, was the deputy head of the Guangdong Province Organizational Department, and Party Secretary of the Working Committee. He was a division-level officer at the Guangzhou Military Region Medical Research Institute and was transferred to work for the Guangdong Province government in late 1999. Officials from the military division where he had previously worked tried many times to fabricate slander to incriminate him. The military officials sent documents to the Guangdong government, but the documents were rejected and returned. Li Liansheng clarified the truth to his colleagues and distributed truth clarification materials and copies of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party within the government compound. He was reported, and Li Qiongyang and others from Guangdong Province 610 Office arrested and secretly sentenced him to prison. They took him to another province, where he was incarcerated to avoid public outrage. They tried their best to block information on Li Liansheng's arrest and imprisonment.

Mr. Wang Zhongcheng, 50 years old, was the head of the Fangcun District Culture Bureau in Guangzhou. He went to Beijing to appeal for justice for Dafa in 2000 and delivered a letter of appeal to Zhongnanhai, the central government's senior leadership compound. Officers from the Ministry of Public Security and from the Guangzhou City Liaison Office in Beijing attacked him and beat him many times. According to witnesses, the beatings were so brutal that they could almost not bear to watch. Wang Zhongcheng was secretly sentenced to two years of forced labor and held in the Chini Forced Labor Camp in Huadu, Guangzhou City for brainwashing. He was also forced to work about 15 hours each day.

Agents from the Fangcun District 610 Office broke into Wang Zhongcheng's home in late 2004, arrested him and his wife, ransacked their home and took computers, printers, and Dafa materials. They sent the couple to the Fangcun District Detention Center. On September 12, 2005, Fangcun District Court officials sentenced Wang Zhongcheng and his wife to eight years and seven years in prison, respectively. Wang Zhongcheng was detained at the Sihui Prison, where he was brutally tortured, and his wife Liu Ling was held at the Guangdong Women's Prison.

Practitioner Liu, in his sixties, was a deputy minister in the Guangdong Province government. Like many others, he benefited physically and mentally from Falun Gong practice and all of his illnesses disappeared. Mr. Liu is honest and hardworking and conducted himself according to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, treating his subordinates and constituents with kindness. He was well respected by the people. After starting Falun Gong practice, Mr. Liu spared no effort to inform others about how wonderful it was.

After 1999, he and his family suffered brutal persecution for persisting in their beliefs. Mr. Liu endured tremendous pressure and passed away from illness. His sister Liu Huaiying was held in a forced labor camp for two years, his nephew Zhu Rencheng was sentenced to four years in prison and is currently being held at the Sihui Prison, and his nephew Zhu Rencheng's wife was held in a forced labor camp for two years. Liu's niece Zhu Yuhong was sentenced to 13 years in prison and is incarcerated at the Guangdong Women's Prison. Her husband Shi Huiwen was sentenced to four years in prison and is being held at the Sihui Prison.

Ms. Fan Funan is in her sixties and was a division-level cadre in the Guangdong Provincial government. Falun Gong practice cured her of many illnesses, and she was energetic and refreshed. She practiced Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance and was honest and industrious. She purged her division of corruption and inappropriate practices and received tremendous support and respect from other officials and the public. The Guangdong Provincial government had decided to promote her in 1999 for her outstanding achievements and abilities. After the Party started persecuting Falun Gong however, agents from the Guangdong Province 610 Office pressured her many times to give up her belief, but she resisted with righteous thoughts. Her promotion was canceled, and she was forced into early retirement.

Mr. Liu Fengyi was in his fifties and was the head of the Guangdong Province Organizational Department. He benefited physically and mentally from Falun Gong practice and told many people about Dafa, leading some officials at the Organizational Department to also practice Falun Gong. There was a large practice site inside the government residential compound. Many government officials' family members practiced Falun Gong there every morning. After July 20, 1999, the Party deprived Falun Gong practitioners of their right to practice the exercises and lead their lives according to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Liu Fengyi received pressure and threats directly from the central government. He later passed away from illness arising from the abuse he endured.

Ms. Han Yuejuan, 47, is a graduate of Sun Yat-Sen University. She was the head of the Ideology Section at the Propaganda Department in the Dongshan District of Guangzhou. She is the widow of a United Nations worker who died during a peacekeeping mission. After July 20, 1999, the Guangdong police saw Han Yuejuan as an "important" Falun Gong practitioner and secretly held her inside a building on Penglai Street, Dezheng Road in Guangzhou City for 83 days. After she returned to work, the police constantly monitored and followed her, and police cars were posted outside her home. As the persecution escalated, she was demoted to a position of custodian and was responsible for making tea and doing odd jobs. Ms. Han was later transferred from the Propaganda Department to the Environmental Protection Bureau. Prior to January 1, 2001, the police watched her around the clock, and she left home to avoid possible arrest. The Guangdong police posted a 90,000 yuan award for her capture. Ms. Han was arrested on June 7 or June 8 of 2001 at her temporary residence at Yifangyuan in Xilang, Fangcun in Guangzhou. The police broke in and took her away, and held her at a detention center in Longdong of the Wushan District for two years, during which time she was denied family visits and legal representation. Ms. Han was later sentenced to seven years in prison and held at the Guangzhou City Women's Prison.

During the CCP-sanctioned court hearing, when the judge asked her about her understanding of Falun Dafa, she said in a loud and clear voice three times, "Falun Dafa is good!" The Guangzhou City court then punitively extended her original four-year sentence by three years. The reason given was that Han Yuejuan said "Falun Dafa is good" three times, so each one resulted in an extra year. This is a clear example of the complete lack of legal legitimacy in the persecution of Falun Gong.

In spite of the persecution, Ms. Han Yuejuan persisted in Dafa practice at the Guangzhou City Women's Prison. She was savagely tortured and was forced to stand for 24-hour increments without sleep, and was made to do hard labor and work more than 12 hours each day.

Ms. Li Guoe was an official at the Guangdong Province Organizational Department. She is in her forties and had suffered from numerous illnesses before practicing Dafa. These illnesses prevented her from working a regular schedule. All of her illnesses disappeared, however, after she practiced Falun Gong, and she became healthy and energetic. After July 20, 1999, the Guangdong Province Party Committee coerced her family to persecute her. She was compelled to stay home while her family watched her every move and severed her connections with the outside world for one year. She also received direct threats and pressure from the government. Because she persisted in Dafa practice, Guangdong Province 610 Office agents Li Qiongyang and others took Ms. Li Guoe to the Guangzhou Legal Education Base, a brainwashing center, where they savagely abused her both physically and mentally. They subjected her to sleep deprivation, flooded her with propaganda, encouraged her family to pressure her, and force-fed her through her nose. They used a hard, thick tube taken from a gas tank and inserted it through her nose into her stomach. They purposely pulled the tube back and forth to increase her pain. Her esophagus started bleeding as a result of this. They put chopsticks and metal rods across her mouth and pressed down firmly, which caused the corners of her mouth to crack and bleed. Li Guoe's teeth became loose after the feedings, and she could not eat or drink normally. She eventually broke free using the power of her righteous thoughts, but was still closely monitored and does not have any personal freedom.

Mr. Lin Tianci, 40, was a former section head at a branch office at the Audit Commission in Guangzhou City, who lived in the Tianhe District. Another Dafa practitioner took truth clarification materials to his home on the evening of January 20, 2001, when he had just returned from a business trip. Again he was arrested and detained by officers from Tangxia Police Department in Guangzhou City, including Chen Huanbin. Before January 1, 2001, his wife Zeng Yanhui went to her hometown, and police officer Chen Huanbin constantly prodded Lin Tianci for his wife's whereabouts. Lin Tianci refused to tell him, and Chen Huanbin eventually found out and notified the local police in Shijiazhuang to harass his wife at her mother's home frequently. Zeng Yanhui left home to avoid the harassment and avoid bringing further pressure upon her family.

In early June 2001, Lin Tianci was arrested at work by Chen Huanbin and several other officers from the Tangxia Police Department, and he was taken to the Sanshui Brainwashing Center in Guangdong Province and was not released until late September 2001. The same group of police officers arrested him at work again in late November 2001 and took him back to the Sanshui Brainwashing Center. He firmly refused to give up his belief and was sent to the No. 1 Forced Labor Camp of Guangzhou City in Chini Town, Huadu City, Guangdong Province to be held for two years. He was also stripped of his title as a section head.

Mr. Zhu Jianping is in his fifties and was a former division head at the Guangdong Province Agriculture Department. He started practicing Falun Gong in 1994, and he benefited physically and mentally from the practice. He conducted himself according to Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance at all times. He was honest and never took bribes. He devoted himself to serving people and was well-liked and respected. He received the title of "Advanced Worker" several times. After 1999, he was arrested by Guangdong Province 610 Office agents for persisting in his belief, and he was taken to a legal education base in Dongshan District for brainwashing. He was subsequently held at Dongshan District Detention Center for 15 days under administrative detention. Soon after he went home, he was forced to retire early and was stripped of the benefits of a former division head.

Mr. Wu Ding, in his forties, was a former section head at the Guangdong Province Agriculture Department. After he practiced Falun Gong, he worked diligently and never took bribes. He was well respected by his subordinates. After the persecution against Falun Gong began, he refused to give up his belief in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. As a result, he was arrested by Guangdong Province 610 Office agents and taken to a legal education base in Dongshan District. He was removed from his post as a section head.

Mr. Li Qiongguang is in his fifties and lived in Guangzhou City. He was a driver working for the Guangzhou City Government, and he worked tirelessly after practicing Falun Gong, as he conducted himself according to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. He was reported in September 2005 when copying truth clarification materials. He was fired and later arrested between September 2005 and early 2006 by the Guangzhou City 610 Office. He was taken to a legal education base in Guangzhou City for brainwashing.

Ms. Peng Lin is in her thirties and worked at a foreign-owned company in Guangzhou City. She persisted in Dafa practice and was arrested by the Guangzhou City 610 Office in 2002. She was taken to the Huangpu Legal Education Base in Guangzhou City for brainwashing. The police at the brainwashing center tortured her by depriving her of sleep for long periods of time, savagely beating her and bombarding her with slanderous theories attacking Falun Gong. She resisted the persecution with righteous thoughts.

Ms. Xu Hongxia, 31, lived in Tianhe District. She has a Master's degree in child psychology and was a cadre at the Guangdong Province Women's Association. She was arrested in November 1999 when appealing in Beijing, and she was held at the Tangxia Detention Center of the Tianhe Police Department for 15 days. Several days after being released, she went to Luo Muluan's home for a meal, and a group of people including Cheng Wenhu and Li Jianhui, a woman from the Tianhe 610 Office, and some officers from Shipaijie Police Department arrested her. She was later sentenced to two years of forced labor. She was held at the Chatou Labor Camp in Guangzhou City, where she was subjected to brainwashing.

It's public knowledge that many Chinese Communist officials are corrupt, as they embezzle money, gamble with government funds, take bribes and have extra-marital affairs. Dafa practitioners who work in the government, however, follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, have integrity and high moral standards, and they have served society well. As Teacher said, "Whoever attacks goodness is definitely evil." ("Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Philadelphia, U.S.A.")

Contact information for work units and people responsible for the persecution:
Guangzhou City 610 Office: 86-20-83193123, 83377877
Zhang Qingsheng, head of Guangzhou City 610 Office: 86-20-61382058

Guangzhou City Police Department
Address: No. 200 Qiyi Road, Guangzhou City, Zip code: 510030
Main switchboard: 86-20-83116688, 83331949

Zheng Guoqiang, secretary of Political and Judiciary Committee at Guangzhou City Police Department: 86-20-83116001 (Office), 86-20-83118001 (Home)
Office for the secretary of Guangzhou City Politics and Law Committee: 86-20-83104601, 83116507, 83104621
Comprehensive Administration Office: 86-20-83104647
Guangdong Province Judicial Department 610 Office: 86-20-83118040 (report hotline)
Guangdong Province 610 Office: 86-20-87185466
Li Qiongyang: Guangdong Province 610 Office agent

Guangdong Province Party Committee: Erma Road, Hequn, Zip code: 510080
Phone: 86-20-87186666

Tianhe District Police Department: 86-20-87186666
Address: No. 611-613 Shougouling, Tianhe District, Guangzhou City, Zip code: 510640

Command Center: 86-20-87502743
Tianhe District Police Department 610 Office: 86-20-82321185
Tianhe District 610 Office: Cheng Wenhu, Li Jianhui, female

Shipaijie Police Station
Address: No. 83 East Shipai Road, Zip code: 510630
Phone: 86-20-85220427, 85513916
Lin Weidong: officer at Shipaijie Police Station

Tangxia Police Station
Address: No. 33 Dongheng Street, Tangde, Tianhe District, Guangzhou City
Phone: 86-20-85651203
Chen Huanbin: Tangxia Police Station

Guangdong Province Transport Department
Address: No. 27 Baiyun Road
Phone: 86-20-83805040