Falun Gong Practitioners Taken into Custody and Tortured in Panzhihua City, Sichuan Province
(Clearwisdom.net) At around 8:00 a.m. on February 17, 2009, seven policemen from the 610 Office in the National Security Group of the Police Department of Panzhihua City (including officers Qiu Tianming, Zhang Bailin, Duan Qing, Zou Yongjun, Huang Songjin, and others) broke into the home of several Falun Gong practitioners in Zaoziping District. The victims included Ms. Yu Chuanchen, 55, Ms. Mou Jianchang, 62, Ms. Liu Shibo, 48, and a few others. The police ransacked their home and took their personal belongings. The practitioners were taken to the sixth floor of Dadukou Police Station where they were mistreated.
At 5:00 p.m., the police covered the practitioners' heads with double-layered black plastic bags, shackled their hands and took them secretly to the second and third floors of Jingu Restaurant in Xincheng County, Yanbian District. This place is notorious for being a base for Panzhihua City police to mistreat Falun Gong practitioners.
On February 17-20, the police continuously tortured their victims at Jingu Restaurant. They deprived the practitioners of sleep for a full 84 hours, hung them by their shackled wrists, and fastened them to a tiger bench for a long time. When practitioner Ms. Yu Qinchuan refused to cooperate with the police interrogation, officers Qiu Tianming and Duan Qing slapped her face with force. They shackled her hands and forced her up and down many times by violently dragging the shackles. They subsequently shackled her hands behind her back and hung her up in a meeting room with only the tips of her toes touching the ground.
At 6:00 p.m. on February 20, the police took the practitioners to Wanyaoshu Detention Center in Panzhihua City. During their detention there, officers Duan Qing and others took them to the sixth floor of Dadukou Police Station of the Eastern District of Panzhihua City. The police tortured the practitioners in many ways by shackling their hands and hanging them, slapping their faces, shocking them with electric batons, and fastening them to a tiger bench for long periods of time.
Those involved in the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners include the National Security Group of Panzhihua City and the 610 Office in the Police Department of Panzhihua City. The officers involved in mistreating the practitioners include Qiu Tianming, Zhang Bailin, Duan Qing, Huang Songjin, Gong Lin and others.
Relevant Phone Numbers:
610 Office in the Police Department of Panzhihua City:
Zhang Bailin, director: 86-13808147396 (Cell), 86-812-3350886 (Home)
Liu Huayun, deputy director: 86-13808142956 (Cell)
National Security Group in the Police Department of Panzhihua City:
Qiu Tianming: 86-13518414006 (Cell), 86-812-3323035 (Office), 86-812-6901785 (Cell)
Zou Yongjun: 86-13982366998 (Cell), 86-812-3323195 (Office), 86-812-3350081 (Home), 86-812-2223991 (Home)
Duan Qing: 86-13508232266 (Cell), 86-812-3323178 (Office), 86-812-2223769 (Home)
Sun Zhiwen: 86-13518416350 (Cell), 86-812-3323178 (Office), 86-812-3350746 (Home), 86-812-6906042 (Cell)