Mr. Li Xiande and His Family Suffer Persecution
(Clearwisdom.net) At around 9 a.m. on April 23, 2008, while on his way to visit a friend, Mr. Li Xiande, a resident of Zhennan Village, Qianguo County, Songyuan City, Jilin Province, was arrested at the gate of Naji Garden by officers Ma Hongzhe, Zhang Yingbiao and Li Guoqing from the Songyuan City Domestic Security Section. The officers searched him, seized more than 300 yuan and his keys, which included his car and home keys. Then the officers drove his car to his home, arrested his wife and detained her at the Shanyou Detention Center. The officers searched his home and seized his computer worth 6,900 yuan, more than 3,000 yuan in cash, his bank deposit book, and his new mini car worth 40,000 yuan.
Mr. Li's mother and his sister, Ms. Li Guixia, who were both living on the Red Flag Farm, were arrested the same day by the Xibotun Police Station. Ms. Li's husband, a practitioner, fled arrest. The police seized their TV, DVDs, and computer. Their child fled from their home after the Xibotun Police Station repeatedly harassed him at home in the days that followed. Their child's whereabouts are unknown.
Mr. Li was sentenced to a year of forced labor. His mother was detained for 15 days. His sister was sentenced to one and a half years of forced labor. His wife was sentenced to a year of forced labor but the Heizhuizi Forced Labor Camp would not admit her, citing her health condition as the reason. She was released from the Shanyou Detention Center after having 20,000 yuan extorted from her.
On the night of July 11, 2008, the Xibotun Police Station arrested Mr. Li's mother at home and detained her at the Qianguo County Detention Center for 6 days.
That same night, the Wunan Police Station arrested Mr. Li's wife at home and also detained her at the Qianguo County Detention Center for 6 days.
Mr. Li's father died on September 5, 2008 after repeated police harassment.
Mr. Li was taken to the confined section in Jilin Province Jiutai Forced Labor Camp on May 31, 2008. On December 15, Mr. Li was subjected to the torture method "sitting board" from 4 a.m. to 11 p.m. for carrying two Falun Dafa articles. While he was sitting, guard Li Yunbo suggested to prisoner Zhang Lei that he fiercely kick Mr. Li from behind. Around 2:40 p.m. on December 19, Mr. Li refused to write the three statements, so guard Zhao Fengshan beat him until his mouth bled. On February 16, 2009, chief guard Yu Mingzhu subjected him to another day of "sitting board" for rejecting an offer that would have reduced his prison term by 40 days if he agreed to give up practicing Falun Dafa.