Police Illegally Arrest and Kill Falun Gong Practitioner Ms. Wang Minli from Jilin City, Jilin Province (Photo)
(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Wang Minli from Jilin City was illegally arrested a 1:00 p.m. on March 15, 2007 by a group of officers from the National Security Division of Changyi District Police Department led by Du Xingze. She was detained at the Yueshan Road Police Dog Base in Jilin City, where National Security agents savagely beat and tortured her. They poured a bottle of spicy mustard oil into her eyes, causing blindness in one eye. They also broke one of her legs by beating her with wooden sticks. Later they sent her to Jilin City Detention Center.
Ms. Wang Minli's injuries disabled her, and she could not take care of herself, but the detention center authorities lied to her family, telling them that she was doing well. They hastily took her to the No. 222 Hospital at 2:00 p.m. on June 19, 2007 when they realized she was near death. The No. 222 Hospital is far away from the detention center (it is assume they were taking her there because it is affiliated with the detention center). Wang Minli passed away on the way to the hospital. She was 43 years old.
Ms. Wang's family went to the National Security Division and inquired about her condition. The officials said they would not sentence her, nor would they release her until after the 2008 Olympic Games.
Wang Minli was the fifth Falun Gong practitioner who died as result of gross abuse at the Jilin City Detention Center. The other four practitioners are Wang Lixin, Fu Chunsheng, Li Chuanping and Wang Jianguo.
Jilin City Detention Center is Responsible Ms. Wang Minli was extremely weak when she was tortured at the Yueshan Road Police Dog Base. Jilin City Detention Center officials should have refused to accept her because of her condition. Yet, the detention center colluded with National Security officers and admitted her. They delayed medical treatment, which led to her death. Detention Center head Li Wei and deputy head Cong Maohua are both responsible.
According to one of the detention center workers who took Wang Minli to the No. 222 Hospital, her pulse and heart had stopped ten minutes before they arrived at the hospital. The trip would have been 15 minutes less if they had taken her to the Combined Hospital of Chinese and Western Medicine, which may have saved Wang Minli's life. Instead, the detention center officials chose the No. 222 Hospital, presumably because it is affiliated with the detention center.
Following Wang Minli's death, detention center officials proposed to pay her family 10,000 yuan in exchange for their silence. They intimidated the family, saying, "If you make any more trouble we won't give you anything."
Du Xingze is a Primary Perpetrator
Du Xingze from the Changyi National Security Division led the arrest of Wang Minli in March 2007. The persecutors subsequently sent her to the Yueshan Road Police Dog Base where torture left her blind in one eye and led to a broken leg.
More than 20 other Falun Gong practitioners were arrested at the same time, including Zhao Yingjie, Mu Chunhong, Wang Liqiu, Zhao Guoxing, Liu Yuhe, Guo Yunqing, Xie Huizhou, Wu Jianying, Zhang Xiuzhi, Zhang Shuhua, Zhang Shulan, Xie Lin, He Qingkui and his wife, Ma Shuyun, Duan Yajie, and Sun Yan.
Officers headed by Du Xingze and Di Shigang used handcuffs, shackles, triangular metal "rings," electric batons and spicy mustard oil to torture Falun Gong practitioners at the Police Dog Base. Wang Minli was tortured with the most mustard oil. They poured five bottles of mustard oil (about 1-2 ounces per bottle) on practitioner Zhao Yingjie, severely injuring her face and mouth. Even more despicable was their stabbing Zhao Yingjie's vagina with sticks. She is a single young woman. When Zhao Yingjie reported it to other officials, they ignored her. Practitioner Guo Yunqing lost consciousness many times after the police beat her. Practitioner Wang Liqiu suffered a heart attack, and yet the authorities refused to release her.
Du Xingze was also a primary participant in the persecution of Wang Minli in 2003. Wang Minli had jumped from the sixth floor during the arrest in an attempt to get away, and seriously hurt herself. They abused her while she was receiving treatment, causing even more injuries. She went into hiding to avoid further abuse.
We hereby urge the international community to investigate the Jilin City Detention Center, including center head Li Wei and deputy head Cong Maohua, along with everyone at the Yueshan Road Police Dog Base and the National Security Division of the Changyi Police Department.
We call on all conscientious people and organizations to pay attention to the persecution in China, help stop the Communist Party's persecution of innocent people, and pressure the regime to immediately release all illegally detained Falun Gong practitioners.
Persecution of Falun Gong Practitioner Ms. Wang Minli
Ms. Wang Minli was the former Youth League Secretary at the Jilin City Fur Factory. She has practiced Falun Gong since February 16, 1996. Ms. Wang began explaining the facts about Falun Gong in July 1999 and was persecuted many times and forced to become homeless and go into hiding to avoid arrest. Officers from the Longtan District Police Department and from the Yushu Street Police Station arrested her on February 18, 2001. While in Jilin City Detention Center, guard Xing forced her to squat motionless for six hours at a time. Xing and the inmates beat and kicked her if she made the slightest move. Wang Minli's eardrums were punctured during several savage beatings, and she never recovered full hearing.
Ms. Wang was illegally sentenced to one year of forced labor and held at the notorious Heizuizi Labor Camp in Changchun City, Jilin Province. The guards bombarded her with slanderous propaganda, and the inmates slapped her face with bamboo boards and hit her body with belts and sticks. They stripped her naked during the winter and threw her into the hallway. She was forced to stay in the "flying an airplane" posture for a long time [the body is bent at a 90 degree angle, and both hands are stretched. Sometimes a cup of water is placed on both hands. If the water is spilled, prison guards will brutally beat the practitioner]. Hou, a guard from Division 7, shocked her with electric batons until she lost consciousness. Wang Minli held a protest hunger strike. The guards force-fed her on the third day. First, they tied her onto a bed, pried her mouth open to the maximum extent possible with a metal device and then poured a mixture down her throat, non-stop, and didn't pause to give her a chance to swallow. The savage force-feeding damaged her teeth and loosened them. Wang Minli was previously very healthy, but police abuse drastically weakened her. The labor camp officials sent her home when she was on the brink of death to avoid being held responsible if she died.
Wang Minli, having recovered from her previous ordeals, peacefully appealed for Falun Gong in Beijing on December 24, 2002. She unfurled a banner that read, "Truth, Compassion, Forbearance" in Tiananmen Square, and a large group of police officers beat her. A police car hit her, knocked her to the ground and ran over her. She immediately lost consciousness. The police dumped her in a remote location in the middle of the night to avoid legal consequences. But, she again recovered.
Police officers headed by Du Xingze arrested her once more on May 13, 2003. She tried to escape by jumping from the sixth floor of a building and severely injured herself. The police besieged her and barbarically beat her, although she was already critically wounded. They then took her to a hospital. She was diagnosed with broken rib(s), three dislocated ribs and a fractured left collarbone. Her trachea had to be cut to maintain breathing. Du Xingze interrogated Wang Minli right after the surgery and stopped pressuring her only when the doctor firmly stopped him. During her hospital stay the monitoring police smoked in Ms. Wang's room. When the nurses told them to stop, they said, "We are here to monitor her, not here to take care of her. It doesn't matter if she is dead or alive!" They refrained from irresponsible behavior only when the doctor reprimanded them.
Wang Minli was able to speak after 23 days of treatment. The police were afraid she would reveal their crimes, so they made the hospital discharge her when she was running a 39o C [102o F] degree fever and still needed further surgery to correct some fractures. They locked her in a rented room and kept her under 24-hour surveillance. They completely stopped all medication and treatments before she could recover.
Dongdatan Police Station head Wang Zhongren ordered his subordinates to deprive Wang Minli of sleep by keeping the light on around the clock, turning up the TV to the maximum volume, playing pornographic videos, playing poker and smoking. This made Wang Minli breathe rapidly. She also suffered from shortness of breath and a terrible headache and could barely sleep. Officer Zhang Shouyi threatened her, "We will suffocate you with a pillow and claim you committed suicide."
Phone numbers for people involved:
Du Xingze: National Security Division at Changyi Police Department in Jilin City, 86-13704428038 (Cell), 86-432-2485537
Li Mei: head of Jilin City Detention Center
Cong Maohua: deputy head of Jilin City Detention Center
Reception room for the head of detention center: 86-432-4819031, 86-432-4819032, 86-432-4819043, 86-432-4819044
Yang Zhongping, head: 86-432-2010606 (Office), 86-432-2064639 (Home)
He Baoxi, deputy head: 86-432-2010611, 86-432-2022509
Li Zhimin, deputy head: 86-432-2010613, 86-432-4682378