(Clearwisdom.net) Mr. Wang Qibo was sentenced to seven years in prison because he persisted in his belief in Falun Dafa. Handing down the sentence were officials from Nong'an County in Jilin Province. Mr. Wang was incarcerated in Jilin Prison, where he suffered all kinds of physical torture and mental torment. In the middle of the night on March 27, 2007, he was sent to Jilin City Railroad Hospital. He was at death's door. Only 47 years old, Wang Qibo died on March 28 at 9:50 a.m. The following is his story.

Mr. Wang Qibo, who was a credit clerk at the Jilin Province Nong'an County Yangshulin Credit Union, started practicing Falun Dafa in April 1997. He tried his best to be a kind person according to "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance." He benefited physically and mentally. Prior to studying Dafa, Wang Qibo had allergic skin reactions on rainy days and he also suffered from gastritis. These conditions disappeared after he began the practice. His family lived in harmony. He worked hard and fulfilled his responsibilities. Everyone thought he was a kind person. After the persecution began in 1999, however, Wang Qibo was targeted for persecution again and again.

Wang Qibo before his death

Wang Qibo in death, with bruises around his nostrils and mouth. His whole face was blue and black.

On July 22, 1999, several officials attempted to compel Mr. Wang to supply them with a guarantee statement to abandon Falun Dafa practice. The officials involved were Gao Hongxue, a local village Security Committee member; Ren Wangxi, a local police officer (who has since died in an accident); Jiang Ximing; Zhang Yaming; and Wang Mingzhang, (since died in an accident). They went to Mr. Wang's home. On the morning of July 27, 1999, police officers Zhang Yaming and Jiang Ximing deceived Mr. Wang into going to the police station "for a talk." They detained him for two weeks.

After his release, two people from the Nong'an County Credit Union made Wang Qibo write the guarantee statement to give up Dafa and made him hand over his Dafa books. On September 16, 1999, they took Mr. Wang to the county Communist Party School for brainwashing. While there, police officers Wang Mingzhang and Gao Hongxue forced him to sit the concrete floor and run in the yard. County Party committee secretary Ma Baolin and deputy secretary Cao Haizhan deprived Mr. Wang of sleep and made him remain in the "holding the wheel" posture for a long time. On the evening of September 27, 1999, the county Communist Party committee people detained Wang Qibo again. Because he refused to sign the detention form, they bloodied his nose and tore his clothes. During his detention they made him carry bags of beans and pick up rotten beans. His daily work load was more than he could physically handle. Furthermore, after 60 days of detention they made him pay more than 1,000 yuan for "room and board."

In the afternoon on February 27, 2000, local village Public Security head Gao Hongxue, local police officers Wang Mingzhang and Jiang Ximing, and driver Jiang arrested Wang Qibo again. When he refused to be handcuffed, Zhao Xichao and driver Cao Dongzi beat him cruelly. Then he was sentenced to one year of forced labor and sent to Changchun City's Weizigou Forced Labor Camp. The guards there incited the criminal inmates to beat Wang Qibo's buttocks. When the weather was still cold in April, he was forced to lift a stone from frozen water. He trembled because of the cold. Mr. Wang was eventually transferred to Changchun City's Fenjin Forced Labor Camp. He contracted scabies there, and the itch was excruciating.

On July 5, 2001, around 11:00 p.m., police officers Zhang Yaming and "Fat Man" Wang (childhood nickname), as well as Wang Mingzhang and driver Jiang, accompanied by Yangjiawazi Village Security head Sun Gonghai, went to Wang Qibo's house again. He refused to open the door for them, so they ordered police officer Gao Hongxue to threaten him. Because Mr. Wang refused to open the door, police officer Zhang smashed the steel bars on the windows and doors and broke in. They made off with many of Mr. Wang's personal belongings. Several police officers pushed him to the floor and put him in handcuffs. They pulled him to the police car where they beat him mercilessly. Later on, county police officers and those from a local police station went to his home once more and confiscated more personal items. Wang Qibo was detained more than 20 days without evidence, and his family had more than 10,000 yuan extorted from them.

The morning of July 13, 2002, several people threatened Wang Qibo with a drawn gun. They were local village Public Security head Jiang Mingzhan, township police head Wang Ping, Qianguo County Police Station head Wu Baochen, and four or five policemen. They had no warrant but arrested him anyway and took him to the Qianguo Police Department. They beat Mr. Wang severely, giving him a bloody nose, and then shocked him under the arm with an electric baton. On the third day, Mr. Wang's family went to the Qianguo County Police Department and requested to see him. The police said their supervisor had given orders that no visitors were allowed. His family protested. The police said some rude things. Two days later, they went to the Qianguo County Police Department again to petition for his release, but the police threw them out.

Two weeks later, on July 28, 2002, the family received Mr. Wang's detention document issued by Cai Shoujun from the Qianguoeroce Mongolian Autonomous County Police Department. The arrest document arrived on July 30, 2002. Mr. Wang didn't agree to the sentence and submitted his letter of appeal. His letter was held up at police officer Gao's place for several hours. His family sought an interview with him many times, but officer Lu Zhanguo always refused them. On September 12, 2002, local Public Security head Jiang Mingzhan led four officers from the Qianguo Police Department to search Wang Qibo's home. They tried to find some evidence to sentence him but turned up nothing. Wang Qibo persisted with his appeal, which was denied on December 28, 2002. He was sentenced to seven years in prison.

Those responsible for the sentence were: Jilin Province Qianguoerluosi Mongolia Autonomous County people's court primary judge Liu Hongjun, deputy judge Fan Weixu, Zhao Guanghe, and secretary Hu Fangquan. The family was kept uninformed about the whole procedure. Zhenzi Prison refused to admit Wang Bo, so he was eventually sent to Qianguo Detention Center. The next day, he was transferred to Tiebei Prison in Changchun, where he was again denied admittance. Qianguo County police personnel sent him to the Seventh Ward of the Jilin Province Second Prison.

In the Seventh Ward Wang Qibo was monitored around the clock and had to sit 14 hours a day, until 7:00 p.m. He suffered excruciating pain.

They removed one of the bed planks and made him sit on the two side planks, with his legs straight ahead. They kept putting heavy items on top of his legs. Sometimes they ordered him to sit up straight on the planks. He would be brutally beaten if he fell.

Mr. Wang's family went to all the prisons in Changchun and Jilin in January 2003 to inquire as to Wang Qibo's whereabouts. Once they knew where he was, they went immediately to visit him. Official Yang refused to let them in. Even though Mr. Wang was incarcerated at the Jilin Province's Second Prison, he refused to give up Falun Dafa practice. He endured all kinds of suffering and humiliation. The guards urged a criminal inmate surnamed Yan from Jiaohe to beat Mr. Wang's arms and back with a stick. Li Yongsheng from the Education Sector tried to force Mr. Wang to "reform." Because Wang Qibo refused to recite the prison regulations, Li Yongsheng and Sun Erxia (nickname) urged criminal inmate Wang Zhaolin to beat him mercilessly.

On November 2003, Jilin Province's Second Prison stopped all family visits for the whole year. Wang Qibo's mother, who was then in her 70s, took her grandson and granddaughter many times to visit him, but they were always turned away at the entrance. A female officer at the reception desk foul-mouthed the older woman, who cried all the way back home.

On May 13, 2005, because Wang Qibo defied all the unreasonable orders of those in charge, the Education Section people strictly monitored him. Others who were personally involved in the monitoring and persecution of Dafa practitioners include Li Yongsheng, Li Zhuang, and cadre Wang. During the "strict monitoring" period, the following abuses were routine: having to sit on a plank, being stretched on a plank (a cruel torture), and being beaten and kicked.

The morning of June 24, 2005, Mr. Wang's relatives called the reception desk and were told they could visit Wang Qibo. However, after they had completed the paperwork in the afternoon, agents from the Sixth Ward refused their request. On July 18, 2005, three generations of Mr. Wang's family went to the prison again to petition for a visit. Female officer Wang Yanbo and another male officer denied their request again. Wang Qibo's family members asked why it was wrong to live according to "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance." They said, "He is innocent, but he is being detained!" The officials were speechless.

The family asked several times to talk to the reception officials' superior. The underlings were not only belligerent and unreasonable, they also lied and shifted the responsibility onto each other. The family finally found Tan Fuhua, who was in charge. She tried to shift responsibility to the Sixth Ward guards, Tang and Gai (surnames).

Due to the family members' urgent pleas, they were finally able to visit Wang Qibo on July 22, 2005.

Wang Qibo was extremely thin. He trembled when he walked. Separated by a glass partition, guard Wang Yanbo monitored the telephone and recorded every word of their talk, fearing that their abuse of practitioners would be exposed.

Wang Qibo wrote several letters of appeal regarding his case. The person in charge simply withheld his letters and did nothing. Mr. Wang had nowhere to go to seek justice. On January 11, 2007, his elderly father was sick and could not visit him. The senior Mr. Wang wrote a letter asking for the release of his innocent son and asked his mother to hand it to the prison officials. The woman behind the first floor reception desk stonewalled her. She took the letter and handed it over to someone in an inner office. So far there has been no response. On February 8, 2007, the family was aware that Wang Qibo's health was deteriorating. He was extremely thin and weak.

Around 1:00 a.m. on March 28, 2007, the family suddenly received a call from the head of the prison's Sixth Ward, Liu Zhenyu. He said that Wang Qibo had had a massive stroke and was in the emergency room of the Second Center Hospital in Jilin Province. Doctor Cui Wentao briefly explained the situation and asked the family members to come as soon as possible.

Half an hour later Liu called again and asked them to hurry up. He told them that they could call him once they arrived and that the prison would pay the taxi fare. When the family arrived at the hospital after five o'clock they noticed that Wang Qibo's pupils were dilated. He had blood in his mouth, nose, and underwear. He was barely breathing.

About four or five prison guards were present, including Liu Zhenyu and Li Yongsheng. Two criminal inmates helped administer oxygen and an intravenous drip to maintain Mr. Wang's life. When the family asked for details, the guards only said it was a cerebral hemorrhage had caused his present condition. When asked why he had blood in his mouth, the reply was, "Saliva." When the family asked the assisting inmate how Wang Qibo had become ill, the inmate replied that it was because Wang Qibo had fallen while taking a bath around 10:00 p.m. When asked why he was taking a bath that late, the inmate replied it was because they worked late. Then the guards stopped the inmate from speaking, saying that inmates didn't have the right to speak. The family members then asked the inmate, "Were you there when Wang Qibo fell?" The inmate no longer dared to answer.

The family pointed out that Mr. Wang had arrived in good health, and they wondered how he could have ended up in such condition. They questioned why it took officials so long to notify the family. Leader Liu said that looking up phone numbers took some time.

The family immediately requested to take Wang Qibo home. The prison officials firmly refused their request. Instead, they ordered that at most two family members could remain to nurse Wang Qibo, who was on the brink of death. Mr. Wang Qibo died at 9:00 a.m.

Wang Qibo's father has been sick and unable to care for himself for a long time. Mr. Wang's mother has had to take care of his father. When Wang Qibo was still alive, his father wanted to visit him but he was not allowed. When he was dead they wanted to see him for the last time. The family asked to have his body transferred to their hometown to satisfy his parents' last wish, but the prison authorities firmly refused. Moreover, they refused to let the family members take photos of the body and intimidated the family members into agreeing to an immediate cremation.

The police were watchful at the cremation ceremony. Their badge numbers were: 2212035, 2212215, 2212085, 2212055, 2212028, 2212192, 2212018.

The phone number for Liu Zhenyu, head of the Sixth District: 86-13364384103.

During the past seven years, Wang Qibo's family hasn't had a single peaceful day. Mr. Wang was dismissed from work and had his wages stopped. Thus, his family had no income. Whenever a sensitive date approached, agents from the local township Communist Party committee, the local police station, his workplace director Xu Weide, Yan Dejiang, and Tan Guoqing would come to harass, monitor, and threaten the family and confiscate their possessions. Faced with all these pressures, Wang Qibo's daughter had to quit school.

Practitioner Wang Qibo died because he was persecuted for cultivating "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance." When he died, it snowed heavily in his hometown. People said it was because he died an unjust death.

Wang Qibo is gone, but there are still many practitioners suffering inhuman persecution in the Jilin Second Prison. We urgently appeal to the international community to pay attention to and rescue those Dafa practitioners who cultivate according to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance but who are being persecuted and imprisoned. In the meantime, we appeal to all kind persons in the world to let their voices of justice be heard, and help stop this catastrophe that is happening in China.