Oct. 20, 2002
Since September 2001, Gao Mingliang, Liu Xiaokang and Wang Jimin, heading the brainwashing class in Wuhou District, Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, have been brutally persecuting kidnapped Falun Dafa practitioners in their brainwashing sessions. They hired thugs for 450 Yuan per month to beat firm practitioners, including elderly people in their 70's.
Seventy-four-year-old Jiang Zhenmei was pulled downstairs, badly kicked and beaten. Zhang Shiqing, a practitioner in her 50s, was kidnapped and taken to a brainwashing center in December 2001, only two months after she was released from the Nanmusi Forced Labor Camp. Because she resisted the persecution, Liu Xiaokang and Wang Jimin ordered hired thugs to beat her. A strong thug kicked Zhang dozens of times until she was rolling on the floor and lost her control of her bladder. Liu Zhenhai, a practitioner in his late 50s, refused to follow any orders by the corrupt police, so he was often beaten and tortured. On cold winter days they stripped off his clothes and put him on the balcony. He was forced to run after he had been on hunger strike for a few days. When he could no longer run, a thug pulled him. He is still lame after a thug injured his leg with bricks in February 2002.
Gao, Liu and Wang not only hired thugs to beat practitioners, they also participated. When she resisted being brainwashed, practitioner Zheng Yuomei was struck more than 20 times in the face by Liu Xiaokang. Practitioner Li Liyi was taken to a small dark room by Wang Jimin and ruthlessly slapped for tearing down the slanderous propaganda at the brainwashing class. As the head of "610 Office" [an agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong, with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems], Gao Mingliang even went to the practitioners' room and brutally beat a small elderly practitioner, Kang Taiju.