More Details of Falun Dafa Practitioners Persecuted in Pingshan County, Hebei Province
(Clearwisdom.net) Note: The following is a shortened version of a longer and more detailed article that appeared on the minghui.ca website which is the Chinese version of Clearwisdom.net.
Mr. Zhao Junfeng Beaten and Sent to a Forced Labor Camp
Mr. Zhao Junfeng, 45, is a Falun Dafa practitioner who works for the Pingshan County Sugar and Wine Company. In December 2000, a police chief named Feng Qingfang (female) and other police officers, including Zheng Lihui (male) and Xiao Suilong (male) from the Pingshan County Police Department, broke into Mr. Zhao Junfeng's home and ransacked it. They took Mr. Zhao Junfeng to the police station to interrogate him and then imprisoned him in a detention center. Zhang Guoping (male) was the director of the detention center at that time. He instigated other prisoners into beating, insulting, and physically punishing Mr. Zhao. After being detained for 35 days, the detention center authorities forced his family to hand over 5,000 yuan before releasing him. After extorting money from them, they refused to provide any receipt or statement.
During the summer of 2002, Feng Qingfang, Xiao Suilong and Lv Weihua (male, Pingshan County Xiaojue Court,) arrested Mr. Zhao Junfeng and sent him to a brainwashing center. They did not show any identification. Lv Weihua violently punched Mr. Zhao in the face, causing Mr. Zhao to bleed profusely from the nose.
During the evening of March 27, 2003, Feng Qingfang, Xiao Suilong and Hu Yuetao (male) broke into Mr. Zhao Junfeng's home and forced him to go to the police station to be interrogated. They also tried to force him to sign a subpoena. Mr. Zhao refused to do it, so they forced him to go to the third floor of the police department and tried to coerce him into "confessing." They punched and kicked him at first, but soon after, they struck Mr. Zhao's head and face with shoes and electric batons. After being tortured for two days and nights, Mr. Zhao Junfeng was sent to a detention center and was sentenced to a forced labor term. The forced labor camp did not accept him, so he was sent back to the detention center and imprisoned there for over two weeks. The police from that department continued making attempts to send him to the Shijiazhuang City Forced Labor Camp, but the labor camp refused him four times because of his high body temperature. Therefore Mr. Zhao was injected with unknown drugs and forced to eat ice so that he would be accepted by the labor camp. On the fifth attempt, Mr. Zhao Junfeng was accepted and detained in the forced labor camp for a one year term.
Ms. Liu Yingying Persecuted
Ms. Liu Yingying, 53, is a practitioner from Nanjiabi Village, Pingshan County. Officers from the Pingshan County Police Department and the Chengguan Police Station frequently went to Ms. Liu Yingying's home to harass her. During the evening of March 19, 2002, several police officers arrested Ms. Liu and forced her to go to the police department. One of the policemen kicked Ms. Liu and slapped her. As a result, Ms. Liu's front teeth were loosened, and her face became swollen and turned black and blue. During the second day, they sent Ms. Liu Yingying to the Chengguan Police Station in Pingshan County, where she was imprisoned for five days. Ms. Liu was subjected to sleep deprivation for five days and nights, she was handcuffed for 35 days straight, and she was shocked with electric batons. Later, the handcuffs fell off on their own and Ms. Liu Yingying escaped from the police station. Since then, Ms. Liu Yingying was forced to live a homeless life to avoid further persecution.
Ms. Liu Yingying was later reported and arrested again, and was sent to the Pingshan County Police Department. Feng Qingfang and Hu Yuetao stole money from Ms. Liu Yingying's pocket. While she was there, these police acted in a more evil manner than before. For more than three days and nights, Ms. Liu Yingying's hands were handcuffed behind her back, she was forced to sit on several steel tubes. She was not allowed to sleep and was denied use of the restroom. Ms. Liu Yingying's feet became swollen as a result and she could not wear her shoes thereafter, and her hands looked like steamed buns from being handcuffed for so long. She was imprisoned at the police department for three days and was then detained at the Chengguan Police Station for another six days before she was released.
In October 2003, the police arrested Ms. Liu Yingying again and sent her to the Wentang Township Brainwashing Center, where she was detained for eight days.
Seventy-year-old Ms. Zhang Xiuwen Persecuted by Pingshan Police Department
Ms. Zhang Xiuwen, 70, is a Falun Dafa practitioner from Dongjie Village, Pingshan County. On January 18, 2002, section chief Feng Qingfang and police officer Hu Yue Tao from the Pingshan County Police Department forced her to go to the police department, and they extorted 8,000 yuan from her family. She was later detained in the Pingshan County Detention Center.
On March 27, 2002, Ms. Zhang Xiuwen was sent to a brainwashing center that was hosted in a magnesium factory. She was imprisoned for two and a half months and extorted out of 2,000 yuan.
On September 21, 2002, Feng Qingfang, Hu Yuetao and Xiao Suilong ransacked Ms. Zhang Xiuwen's home. They took her Falun Dafa books, her radio player, tapes, and other personal belongings. They arrested her and took her to the police department, where she was handcuffed for eight days. Feng Qingfang extorted money from her family and Ms. Zhang's daughter paid them 5,000 yuan for her release.
Ms. Xia Aishu Brutally Persecuted
Ms. Xia Aishu, 61, is a Falun Dafa practitioner who works for the Pingshan County Public Health Bureau. On January 5, 2002, Ms. Xia Aishu's home was ransacked by Xiao Suilong and two other police officers. Ms Xia was detained in the Pingshan County Police Department and was deprived of sleep for five days. She was also brutally beaten by the police until it became difficult for her to breathe.
Ms. Xia Aishu did not give up practicing cultivation and refused to slander Dafa or Master. She was sentenced to a five-year prison term and was forced to quit her job. As she was being imprisoned, the Pingshan County 610 Office extorted 1,000 yuan from her daughter.