The Persecution of 70-Year-Old Falun Gong Practitioner Chen Xiaoyan in Ruichang City, Jiangxi Province
(Clearwisdom.net) Mr. Chen Xiaoyan, who is in his seventies, is a Falun Gong practitioner in Ruichang City, Jiangxi Province. On the afternoon of November 11, 2008, Chen Xiaoyan's home was broken into and raided by several officers from Ruichang City 610 Office, the Ruichang Police Department, and the Yicheng District Police. None of these officers showed any legal documents or even their ID as they started to ransack the home. They took Mr. Chen's personal laptop computer, a printer, MP3 players, a copy of Zhuan Falun, and other personnel property. After the police thoroughly ransacked his house, Chen Xiaoyan was then illegally removed from his home. Finally, on December 11, 2008, the Ruichang City Procuratorate formally approved his arrest. Chen Xiaoyan's mother is 98 years old. She lives with her son and is dependent on him.
Mr. Chen Xiaoyan was a retiree from the Goods and Materials Bureau of Ruichang City. He was a teacher when he was young, but had to be transferred to the Goods and Materials Bureau because of a severe ulcer. During the Cultural Revolution, he was severely injured after being beaten by another political group, which left him in long-term pain due to injuries all over his body. Later, he was diagnosed with other diseases, including hepatitis and piles, which required him to have to take medication every day. He had to retire early due to his poor health. Because of his poor health, Mr. Chen could never relax, and was always agitated.
In April 1997, someone lent Chen Xiaoyan the book Zhuan Falun. Once he started reading the book, his body began to be cleansed. Soon, his whole body became itchy and he was covered with many bumps. Several days later, the pains he had suffered from many old injuries disappeared. It was miraculous and wonderful. After reading Zhuan Falun three times, Chen Xiaoyan started practicing the Falun Gong exercises, and he strictly followed the requirements of the Fa to be a good person according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. His persistent ulcer, hepatitis and other illnesses, which he had for several years, disappeared. People told him that he looked younger and younger. Many people learned how wonderful the practice is because of the miracles taking place in Mr. Chen, and some even started practicing Falun Gong.
After July 20, 1999, when the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started persecuting Falun Gong, Chen Xiaoyan persisted in his belief. Because he often told others how good Falun Gong is, he was persecuted.
Mr. Chen had been sent to a brainwashing center in Ruichang City. He was arrested in May 2003, and was detained for two weeks. In March 2003, he was arrested again and detained for three months. He contracted pulmonary tuberculosis while detained, and thus was released and sent home because of it. He quickly recovered after practicing the exercises and studying the Fa. On November 11, 2008, he was illegally arrested again and was formally pronounced under arrest on December 11, 2008
Related personnel and work units:
Yi Pingkeng, head of the police department: 86-792-4236101 (Office), 86-792-4225910 (Home), 86-13879287166 (Cell)
Zhou Zuolin, deputy of the police department and head of 610 Office: 86-792-4213363 (Home), 86-13507923408 (Cell)
Fan Kang, head of the Domestic Security Division: 86-792-4236121 (Office), 86-792-4223066 (Home), 86-13807922408 (Cell)
Yao Zhengying, head of Yicheng District Police Department: 86-792-4222546 (Office), 86-792-4225880 (Home), 86-13907923640 (Cell)
Fan Haipeng, head of Ruichang City Procuratorate: 86-13607928277 (Cell)