Issued by Clearwisdom Net
Since Jiang's regime began the brutal persecution of Falun Gong on July 20, 1999, at least 2648 Falun Gong practitioners are confirmed to have been persecuted to death, resulting in a large number of family tragedies. A unified orphan report entitled "Children Orphaned by the Persecution of People Who Practice Falun Gong in China" has been compiled by Clearwisdom from its database of Falun Gong practitioners who have been persecuted to death. Although the information that we have collected and are able to collect is incomplete due to the massive information blockade and cover-up by the Chinese Communist Party, these true accounts of what the children have faced over the years reflect very well the extent and nature of the persecution. We hope that you will stand with us to help these children, and rescue them from such a physically and psychologically devastating environment.
Please see the following reports of the cases collected:
1. Orphan Report: Children Orphaned by the Persecution of People who Practice Falun Gong in China (English, Updated March 24, 2005, 237 Pages, 191 Cases)
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2. Orphan Report: Children Orphaned by the Persecution of People who Practice Falun Gong in China(Chinese, Updated July 3, 2005, 338 Pages, 255 Cases)
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After his arrest, Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Li Zhenzhong of Yongnian County in Hebei Province was severely tortured by the police. The torture caused permanent damage to his hands. Even though he can no longer take care of himself, Mr. Li is still in detention. In addition, practitioner Gai Xinzhong was arrested by the police and died during a force-feeding torture session.
In February 2005, the Yongnian County police launched a new round of attacks against practitioners. The police who participated came from the Criminal Police Group and local police stations. In the evening on February 23, police from Criminal Police Group One arrested practitioner Mr. Li Zhenzhong of Guanbei Xi Street, Linming Town, along with his mother and wife. Under the direction of Team Leader Yang Qingshe, the police violently tortured Mr. Li Zhenzhong for 17 days.
Police officers handcuffed Mr. Li and hung him up by his arms in a tree, forcing him to stand on the tips of his toes. Then they whipped the bottoms of his feet with bamboo sticks. The handcuffs cut into his wrists, causing deep scars. His feet developed blisters bigger than eggs. According to an eyewitness in the detention center, the authorities first refused to accept Mr. Li for fear that the detention center would later be held responsible for any injury. After being pressured by their superiors and being promised that the detention center would not be held responsible if something happened to Mr. Li, they grudgingly admitted him.
Mr. Li was subjected to the torture called "Two Horses Pulling the Body Apart." The police tied one of his hands to a steel frame and the other to a bed made of steel wires. Several people then jumped on the bed. The jumping motion stretched his body and disabled his hands, which lost feeling after the torture. Now he can't take care of himself.
Mr. Li Zhenzhong is still in detention. His wife is filing a complaint against the police and demanding Li's immediate release. Police department chief Ma Hongxiu claimed that Mr. Li was faking his hand injury. Deputy head Zhang Tao was even blunter. He told Li Zhenzhong's wife that a provincial leader had ordered Mr. Li's arrest. He also said, "What's the big deal about the injury to his hands? We will not be held responsible even if we kill a couple of people."
About February 28, police also arrested practitioners Zhao Chuanjie of Qifang Village, Hedong Town; Liu Haifeng of Heying Village; and the Gai Xinzhong couple from Lianggang Village. Police from the Criminal Police Group One, Two and Five were involved in these arrests. The practitioners were also forced to undergo the "Two Horses Pulling Apart" torture. In addition, the police used electric batons to shock their anuses. The police would blindfold them, handcuff them, hang them up, and then assault them. Three practitioners went on a hunger strike to protest the illegal detention and torture. The police ordered prison doctor Zong Ailan to force-feed them, which killed Mr. Gai Xinzhong. To cover up the facts, the police told outsiders that Mr. Gai had starved to death. When Mr. Gai's family members visited his body, they saw blood in his nose and mouth. The police department paid 3000 yuan to his family and threatened them not to appeal. They also released the other hunger-striking practitioners Liu Haifeng and Zhao Chuanjie.
Zhao Chuanjie and Liu Haifeng continue to be harassed by the police and could not return to their homes. In addition, Mingyang Village practitioner Lan Feng was recently sentenced to three years of forced labor and sent to a labor camp in Shijiazhuang City.
Persons involved in the persecution:
Wang Shibao, Head of the Police Department: 86-310-6816888(Office), 86-310-6822404 Ext. 222(Office), 86-13903104169(Cell), 86-310-7023587(Home)
Zhang Tao, Ma Hongxiu, Chen Jushan, Political Security Section Chiefs: 86-310-6822404-5832 (Office), 86-13803200503(Cell)
Yang Qingshe, Police Leader of Team One: 86-13832051111(Cell)
Zhang Xianying, Qiao Weibing, police officers
Wen, Head of Detention Center, in charge of force-feeding torture
Zong Ailan, doctor in charge of force-feeding torture: 86-310-6828819(Home)
Detention center operator: 86-310-6822404 ext. 229
Liu Baohu, Head of the 610 Office: 86-310-6813610(Office), 86-310-6825821(Home), 86-13703109599(Cell)
June 15, 2005
On April 28, 2005, Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Zhang Xinyi from the Tianxin District in Changsha City, Hunan Province, was again taken away by police from her home and imprisoned in Changqiao, the Changsha City detention center. She has been hunger striking to protest the persecution since May 20.
Changsha Detention Center officials and others who handled the case have reportedly prevented Ms. Zhang's relatives and friends from visiting her. They claim that she "resists transformation stubbornly" and "is incurable," so they have to brainwash her.
Ms. Zhang Xinyi and her husband Li Guojun were refugees awaiting authorization for asylum from the Cambodian United Nations Refugee Committee. On August 2, 2002, the Chinese Communist Party colluded with the Cambodian government to arrest them from their residence in Jinbian and repatriated them to China. As soon as they returned to China, they were imprisoned in a detention center. Because international human rights organizations and righteous people all around the world have been watching Ms. Zhang, the Communist Party did not kill her, but she has been subjected to continued detention.
We again appeal to the United Nations Human Rights Committee and the Refugee Head Office to rescue Ms. Zhang Xinyi. Please go to the Changsha City Detention Center, East No. 1, prison cell four, Hunan Province, to learn about Ms. Zhang Xinyi's situation.
June 27, 2005
Sun Jihong and his wife Yuan Hezhen worked in the Hua Na Forestry Bureau in Heilongjiang Province. They both practiced Falun Gong. Both were tortured to death, Sun Jihong in 2002 and Yuan Hezhen in 2003. Until recently their daughter Sun Yubo did not know the details of these horrible murders.
Once a happy family
Same year: Police Inspector and daughter Sun Yubo
Sun Yubo's father, Sun Jihong, 40, was a Hua Nan Forestry Bureau Public Security Police Inspector in Heilongjiang Province. He was imprisoned many times because of his belief in Falun Gong. On September 25, 2002, Sun Jihong was again detained and illegally imprisoned in the Beijing Fengtai area, Yu Quan Ying multi-level Crossing Bridge Place. After four days of torture, Sun Jihong died on September 29, 2002. There was a hole in his forehead, two holes in his cheeks, and his body was covered with cuts and bruises.
Sun Jihong photographed at a Beijing photo studio
Sun Yubo's mother Yuan Hezhen worked in the Huanan County Industry and Commerce Bank as the Forestry Bureau Savings Bank Deposits Director in Heilongjiang Province. Because of her participation in Falun Gong, she too was arrested many times. In May 2002 Yuan Hezhen was illegally seized in Beijing. She was beaten mercilessly, handcuffed while being force-fed with pain-inducing drugs, and tortured daily until she died in July 2003.
Sun Yubo often asked her grandparents the cause of her parents' deaths. However, under the threat of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party), her grandparents and other relatives feared telling her the truth of her father's death. Until recently, she had not known that her father was tortured to death by police.
June 28, 2005
Zhang Zhagen, a practitioner from Kaifeng City, Henan Province, died in the hospital from torture sustained at the Kaifeng City Labor Camp. This was first reported in /emh/articles/2005/7/6/62595.html.
Some additional details of the case are reported here:
On June 24, 2005, he was sent to the Kaifeng Medical College Hospital for emergency treatment. On the night of June 27, 2005, he passed away. An investigation seeking more detailed information on how Mr. Zhang Zhagen was persecuted to death is currently underway.
Before he died, he was in a deep coma. He was unconscious and only able to breathe with the assistance of a ventilator. His face and legs were swollen. His kidneys and bladder had failed. According to the doctors, Zhang Zhagen was nearly dead when he arrived at the hospital. The doctors did all they could. If he survived, they felt he would have remained in a vegetative state. The labor camp assigned a guard to police the entrance of the emergency room 24 hours a day to prevent family members from visiting.
Mr. Zhang Zhagen, a veteran, worked at the Kaifeng Hotel. On March 6, 2005, he was arrested from his home by police officers from Daxing Substation in Kaifeng City. He was sentenced to two years in a labor camp. He was brutally tortured at the Kaifeng City Labor Camp and started a hunger strike to protest the torture. On the ninth day he was on verge of death, so police sent him to the Kaifeng Medical College Hospital emergency room. There were bruises on his arms.
Based on our information, Zhang Zhagen was in the "education" group in the labor camp. The squad leader Xu Yinhai instigated the prisoners to torture him using several different methods. For example, he was not allowed to sleep at night and was dragged outside in the daytime, where he was forced to stand in the baking sunlight all day when the temperature was over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Investigations of the details continue.
Contact information for those responsible:
Wen Shongshang, Deputy Secretary of the Political and Legal Committee of Kaifeng City: 86-378-3866029 (office) 86-13938630006 (cell 86-378-3858866 (home)
Hu Shiming, Director of the 610 Office of Kaifeng City: 86-378-3855530
He Shisheng, Head of Kaifeng City Municipal Judicial Bureau: 86-378-3932683 (office), 86-13700785688 (cell), 86-378-3965881 (home)
Chen Guoqiang, Head of Kaifeng City Labor Camp: 86-378-3853282-8001 (office), 86-13803786378, 86-378-3664898 (home)
Xu Bianzhou, Commissioner of the Kaifeng City Municipal Judicial Bureau: 86-378-3853282-8002 (office), 86-13803786376 (cell), 86-378-3660669 (home)
Gu Jiangjun, Deputy Head of the Kaifeng City Labor Camp
Ma Yunlong, Deputy Head of the Political Commissar: 86-13937851767 (cell)
Xu Yinhai, policeman, 40 years old. Several practitioners were persecuted to point of becoming handicapped under his instigation.
June 27, 2005
Before March 8, 2005, Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Gao Rongrong had been locked in the No. 1 cell of the Liaoning Province Prison Hospital. There are at least five cells in that hospital detaining Falun Gong practitioners and regular prisoners, with each cell holding from four to ten people, but Ms. Gao Rongrong was alone in the No. 1 cell.
There were two women, wearing doctor-style white-coats, taking turns watching Ms. Gao Rongrong around the clock. Detainees in the other cells later recognized the two women in doctor's coats as prison guards from the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp. They weren't medical workers at all.
Ms. Gao Rongrong was on hunger strike inside the hospital in March. Around April, prisoners were talking about "Gao Rongrong must be eating, since the guards are getting meals for her." However, since the No. 1 cell was closely guarded, no one knew the true situation.
Nurses working in the Liaoning Province Prison Hospital: Wang Jia (female), Zhang Jie (female), Tian Lin (gender unknown), and Bai Sujie (female).
Liaoning Province Prison Hospital is located in Pingluo Town, Yuhong District, Shenyang City, Liaoning Province, zip code 110147.
Ms. Gong Qunzhi, 73 years old, was a resident of Zhaojia Village in Yuantou Township, Zanhuang County, Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province. She began to practice Falun Gong in 1996, and all her illnesses were cured. After the persecution of Falun Gong began on July 20, 1999, Ms. Gong and other practitioners went to Beijing to appeal for justice for Falun Gong. She was intercepted by the local authorities and sent back to the county boarding house. She was detained for three days. In November 1999 and on July 20, 2000, Ms. Gong went to Beijing with fellow practitioners and was arrested. She was released only after she had been tortured and on the verge of death. She died in August 2003.
Ms. Li Fengqin, 70 years old, was a resident of Dongyongyang Village, Laishui County, Hebei Province. She began to practice Falun Gong in 1996 and became healthier. She took part in the appeal in Beijing on April 25, 1999. On July 19, 1999, she rode a bike and traveled over 100 kilometers to appeal for Falun Gong in Beijing. After that she lost her practice environment, and the government authorities often harassed and threatened her. In 2003, her old disease recurred, and she passed away.
Ms. Li Ruixia, 73 years old, was a practitioner from Fengrun of Tangshan City, Hebei Province. She began to practice Falun Gong in June 1997. Because of practicing Falun Gong, she recovered from many illnesses and maintained good health. After July 20, 1999, because she refused to renounce Falun Gong, her entire family was frequently harassed and threatened by the authorities. Her home was ransacked. Her daughter-in-law, daughter, and son-in-law were arrested and tortured in brainwashing classes, detention centers and labor camps. Due to these misfortunes, Ms. Li suffered mentally and physically. She died on January 14, 2004.
Mr. Guo Shutian, 86 years old, was a resident of Chengguan Township in Zanhuang County, Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province. He began to practice Falun Gong in the spring of 1999 and was impressed by the profoundness of Falun Gong. After the persecution of Falun Gong began, his daughter went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong and was arrested several times by the police. The police also ransacked her home many times. Mr. Guo was deeply hurt mentally and physically by all of these illegal actions. He passed away in October 2001.
Mr. Zhai Mingfu, over 70 years old, was a resident of Chengguan Township, Zanhuang County, Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province. He began to practice Falun Gong in 1997. All his illnesses were cured. After the Chinese Communist Party began the persecution of Falun Gong in 1999, the local 610 Office and his work unit harassed and threatened him frequently. His illnesses recurred and he died in 2002.
Mr. Wang Zhanwei, 55 years old, was a resident of Jiagou Village, Yuantou Township, Zanhuang County, Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province. After he began to practice Falun Gong, many of his illnesses were cured without medical treatment. After Jiang's regime started the persecution of Falun Gong, the authorities frequently harassed and threatened him. His home was ransacked and his Falun Gong books were confiscated. The authorities also forced him to write a guarantee statement to renounce Falun Gong. He was deeply affected mentally and physically. He passed away in April 2003.
Mr. Li Xiaodong, around 30 years old, was a practitioner in Siping City, Jilin Province. Around the time of the 2002 Spring Festival, officials from the Siping City Public Security Bureau arrested practitioners on a large scale. Mr. Li Xiaodong and his brother Li Xiaofeng were arrested at their home by the South Siping City Police Station and sentenced to forced labor. They were detained and tortured in the Chaoyanggou Force Labor Camp in Changchun City. Because Mr. Li Xiaodong refused to renounce Falun Gong, the police ordered the inmates to beat him. An inmate hit Mr. Li Xiaodong on the back of his neck so hard that he could no longer raise his head. His younger brother Li Xiaofeng had to help him walk. His health deteriorated. The labor camp authorities feared to have to take responsibility for his death and released him. Mr. Li Xiaodong died one month later.
Ms. Wu Jinshan, 84 years old, was a resident of Yanji City, Jilin Province. After July 20, 1999, her two daughters were arrested several times for practicing Falun Gong. Her younger daughter was sentenced to forced labor. Once the local police broke into Ms. Wu's home and arrested her daughter in her presence. After that, Ms. Wu became seriously ill. In April 2001, nobody was there to take care of her. Ms. Wu said, "Teacher Li, I only trust you to help me. My daughter is not home. Please let me use the toilet by myself." Her plea was answered. Later Ms. Wu arranged for surgery to remove her tumor. The surgery was successful, and that same night she could go to the bathroom by herself. She told others, "The surgery was not painful at all." Afterwards Ms. Wu truly started practicing Falun Gong. Since then her cancer and cataracts disappeared. The problems with her uterus that she had endured for over 10 years were also cured. However, around the 2005 New Year, when Ms. Wu watched TV and listened to the radio, the propaganda defaming Falun Gong made her afraid that her daughter would be arrested again. She was worried whenever she could not see her daughter in person. Her mental and physical health suffered, and she passed away suddenly on January 19, 2005.
Ms. Li Fengzhi, 69 years old, lived in Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province. She felt lucky to attain Falun Gong in 1994. She benefited a lot mentally and physically from practicing Falun Gong. Before she practiced Falun Gong, she could not read. But after she started practicing, she could read the book Zhuan Falun. She conducted herself strictly according to the principles of Truthfulness, Benevolence, and Forbearance and was known as a very good person. After Jiang's regime began the persecution of Falun Gong, her elder daughter was arrested and sent to a brainwashing class. Her younger daughter was also arrested and tortured at the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp in Shenyang City. Her daughters' misfortunes caused her deep suffering, mentally and physically, and she was often absent-minded. She died from injuries sustained in a car accident in 2001.
Mr. Huang Chunshun, 67 years old, suffered from heart and stomach diseases before practicing Falun Gong. In 1995, he and his wife began to practice Falun Gong, and his illnesses disappeared. He told people about the miraculous healing powers of Falun Gong based on his experience. After Jiang's regime began to persecute Falun Gong, his wife was arrested many times and sent to brainwashing classes. He was also harassed and threatened frequently by authorities. His old diseases recurred, and he died in January of 2003.
June 28, 2005
Facts of the Persecution
1. Mr. Chen in Lijin County, Shandong Province, persecuted for supporting Falun Gong
On the morning of June 7, 2005 a group of individuals led by Wang Bao from the Lijin County Police Department's 610 Office arrested Mr. Chen from Beiling Township. Mr. Chen sympathizes with and supports Falun Gong. Mr. Chen is now in the Lijin County Detention Center. Later in the afternoon Mr. Chen's mother had a heart attack and was rushed to the Dongying People's Hospital. The medical bill came to 80,000 yuan. The afternoon of June 11, Geng Bao and others ransacked Mr. Chen's home while Mr. Chen's wife was taking care of her mother-in-law at the hospital. Geng Bao threatened Mr. Chen's father, in his 70s, who was home at the time. The older man was frightened and later fell ill. On the morning of June 22, Geng Bao and the others searched Mr. Chen's work place and confiscated his office computer.
Translated from http://www.minghui.org/mh/articles/2005/7/1/105246.html
2. The persecution of practitioners at Jilin Prison: Mr. Zhang Hongwei held in solitary confinement for two years; other abuses
Jilin Prison officials have been cruelly torturing practitioners. Practitioner Mr. Zhang Hongwei has been in solitary confinement ever since he was arrested and sent to Jilin Prison. After two years in solitary, he was recently released but is very weak. During his detention the guards ordered inmates to monitor him and didn't allow Mr. Zhang to interact with other people.
Practitioner Mr. Shi Yizhuo, who is in Ward 1, was tied up and savagely beaten. Bai Ye, Yan Feng, and Wu Qingdong are responsible. The beating was so severe that Mr. Shi went into convulsions and collapsed on the ground.
Guards in Ward 5 ordered the inmates to beat practitioner Mr. Shi Guohong until his leg(s) were crippled. He could not walk for a long time.
In the morning on March 12, the inmates handcuffed practitioner Mr. Zhou Liansheng to a heating pipe in the interrogation room before savagely beating him. Guard Chen Xin joined in the beating. They later transferred Mr. Zhou to the Tiebei Prison in Changchun City.
On September 10, 2004 practitioner Cui Weidong was tortured to death. In 2003, practitioner Liu Chengjun was tortured to death in Jilin Prison.
Translated from http://www.minghui.org/mh/articles/2005/7/1/105266.html
3. Practitioner Ms. Chi Xiuhua from Xinbin County, Fushun City, Liaoning Province Arrested
At around 9:00 a.m. on June 15, 2005, the local police arrested practitioner Ms. Chi Xiuhua from Xinbin County, Fushun City. She is currently being held at the Luotai Mountain Lodge Brainwashing Class. Her only daughter, Ma Yu, who is in the eighth grade, was left at home alone. Ma Yu lost her father at a young age and had lived with her mother. Ms. Chi sold clothes at the Xinbin Department Store and also did manual labor to support her daughter and herself. After Ms. Chi was arrested, her daughter was forced to go live with her grandparents in the countryside.
Translated from http://minghui.ca/mh/articles/2005/7/1/105271.html