Sisters Yang Zhaofang and Yang Zhaoying of Suizhong County, Liaoning Province Suffering Inhumane Persecution
(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Yang Zhaofang, a Falun Gong practitioner from Suizhong County, Liaoning Province, is currently illegally detained at the Huludao City Detention Center. Because she held a hunger strike to protest the persecution, the guards force-fed her twice a day, devastating both her mental and physical state. Her sister, practitioner Ms. Yang Zhaoying, was also illegally detained. Since Ms. Yang Zhaoying went on a hunger strike to protest the persecution, her organs have suffered different levels of damage. She is currently imprisoned at the Suizhong County Hospital, and is under around-the-clock surveillance by a male prisoner who was sent by the Huludao City Detention Center.
On February 25, 2008, the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) Ministry of Public Security launched operation "F0801." At least 86 practitioners have been arrested in Liaoning Province. On that morning at 6:00 a.m., a group of police officers commanded a fire engine, climbed the ladder to the third floor, broke the windows, and jumped into practitioner Mr. Yang Guangwu's home. They illegally ransacked the home and arrested Mr. Yang, his wife Ms. Feng Kelan, and their older daughter Ms. Yang Zhaofang. The second daughter, Ms. Yang Zhaoying, was arrested on the same day in Shenyang City.
Ms. Yang Zhaoying was detained at the Huludao City Detention Center. She was later taken to the Suizhong County Detention Center, and then to the Dalian City Detention Center on March 14, 2008. Ms. Yang Zhaoying went on a hunger strike to protest the persecution at the Dalian City Detention Center. She was force-fed with a tube inserted through her nose, causing damage to her esophagus and stomach, and making her unable to eat. While in Dalian City, Ms. Yang Zhaoying couldn't walk and was confined to a wheelchair. The First Division of the Dalian Police Department offered to release her on bail and release her parents in exchange for a written statement slandering Falun Gong, but she refused. Her relatives in Dalian tried to hire a lawyer for Ms. Yang, and she also repeatedly asked to see a lawyer, but this right was denied by the First Division of the Dalian Police Department's officer Li (first name known). On April 28, 2008, after Ms. Yang Zhaoying was returned to Suizhong County, she continued her hunger strike, and was taken to the hospital. She weighed only about 90 pounds.
In 1996, the four members of the Yang family started practicing Falun Gong, and have since been widely recognized as model citizens. The father, Mr. Yang Guangwu, works at a real estate company and is warm-hearted and thorough with all of his customers. The older daughter, Ms. Yang Zhaofang, is a doctor of Chinese Medicine at a private clinic. Her medical skills and manners are complimented by her patients. The second daughter Ms. Yang Zhaoying is a local English tutor. She is responsible to her students, and has received compliments from many parents. However, this compassionate family was harassed and persecuted again and again for their beliefs. Ms. Yang Zhaofang has been persecuted at a local brainwashing center. Ms. Yang Zhaoying has been arrested three times. Her fiancé and fellow-practitioner, Mr. Xue Xinkai, was arrested by police on the morning of March 21, 2006, the day before their marriage. He was illegally sentenced to 7 years, and is imprisoned at Benxi City Prison.
Suizhong Hospital: 86-429-6122267, 86-429-6124076
Chief: Liu Deming (male)
Huludao City Detention Center:
Chief, Wei Guozhong (male) : 86-429-3126987 (Office), 86-429-3119802 (Home)
Political instructor, Liu Changbiao (male): 86-429-3116955 (Home)
Deputy chief, Zhang Lisheng (male): 86-429-3111026 (Office), 86-429-2133610 (Home)
Huludao City 610 Office:
Director, Chen Weizhi (male): 86-429-3157508, 86-13998954024 (Cell)
Deputy director, Liang Chengdong (male): 86-429-3157501, 86-13942960088 (Cell)
Suizhong County Police Department Domestic Security Division Leader Li Changhua (male): 86-429-6122867 (Office), 86-13700196626 (Cell)
Deputy leader Liu Zhonghe (male): 86-13130989152 (Cell)