Doctor Jiang Qixiang and His Wife Missing Without a Trace In Yun County, Hubei Province
(Clearwisdom.net) Around May 14, 2008, in Yun County of Shiyan City, Hubei Province, Jiang Qixiang, a doctor from the Baoxia Town Clinic, was secretly taken into custody by agents from the 610 Office. His wife is also missing, and it's likely that she was also taken. There has been no news from the two since.
Jiang Qixiang and his wife were doctors at the Baoxia Town Clinic. They have worked diligently over the past few years and are praised by the local people. Mr. Jiang Qixiang was the core member of the hospital business. After the persecution of Falun Gong began in 1999, they were continually arrested and persecuted, and subjected to unimaginable abuse and torture, only because they practiced Falun Gong. There are six members in the family, but the couple's monthly wages are only 150 yuan from the hospital.
On December 9, 2000, Jiang Qixiang went to Beijing to petition for justice for Falun Gong and was sentenced to three years in a forced labor camp. His wife was also sentenced to a labor camp, which left their children at home without care.
Inside the 12th prison cell in the Qinduankou Prison, police officers used many forms of torture to force Jiang Qixiang to give up his belief in Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance. The torture methods included tying up his arms and legs, depriving him of sleep, forcing him to stand for long periods of time, forcing him to "dig" his head into the corner of a room, forced labor, and even mercilessly beating him with wooden boards causing both of his legs to become severely injured, and rendering him unable to walk. After staying in the hospital for about a year, he still needed support whenever he walked. For this the persecutors were actually rewarded by the prison.
When celebrating the New Year during 2006, Jiang Qixiang wrote on his house door the character "Compassion" so as to have a propitious feeling and symbol for the household. This was noticed by the hospital staff and they reported it to the 610 Office, who told Mr. Jiang, "Others may write 'Compassion' but you can't." and they forced him to change it.
When Jiang Qixiang and his wife were arrested, his two children returned home on Sunday after walking a long distance from their middle school, Yunshan in Shiyan City. They were very worried when they didn't see their parents and didn't find them after looking everywhere. Their parents' workplace in the hospital confirmed that they didn't have anything to do with the local police center. A very diligent doctor couple has suddenly disappeared with no witnesses to the event, and their children don't know what has happened to their parents.
June 14, 2008