February 24th, 2002
Since July 20, 2002, policemen in Heilongjiang Province Fuyu county police bureau have been ambushing, deceiving, ransacking homes and using many other deceptive methods in order to detain and persecute Falun Gong practitioners. Please take a look at the following facts:
Heilongjiang Province, Fuyu County, Erdaowan Town officials severely violated the human rights of Falun Gong practitioners and constitutional law by torturing innocent Falun Gong practitioners mentally and by issuing economic punishments. Please take a look at the following facts:
Local government official Bai Jinzhe and police station head Zhang Xilin are the people in charge of all persecution. On the last day of year 2000, they asked practitioners to go to the police station just for a short while. Upon arrival, the practitioners were quickly detained. 5 males and 16 females were detained in a store, run by a government official Yu Hongjun, of less than 20 square meters. These male and female practitioners were detained together for over 70 days.
Among those practitioners who were detained, one is a woman who is 6 months pregnant and a young girl no more than 13 years of age. There were fewer beds than people; 21 male and females had only 7 single beds. As the beds were attached to each other, one person had to squeeze next to another person. In such positions, nobody could sleep, and they could only sit down or squeeze together with only part of their bodies touching the bed. Due to these poor conditions, the pregnant woman had a miscarriage. As she was wailing in pain from the extreme pain in her abdomen, when the police station head Zhang Xilin was told, he pretended as if he heard nothing and continued his card game with the other officers at the table. The young girl was later able to escape.
There were many practitioners far away from their homes, and the local government didn't care about feeding them, so they had to rely on a couple of local practitioners to send them food. After a while, with such a mental burden, their elderly parents became sick at home, as these practitioners were now unable to cook and send their parents food. Local practitioners wanted to go home and cook for their families, but they were instead dragged back by the head of the police station Zhang Xilin. He said, "As long as you are going to die of hunger, then don't eat." Bai Jinzhe said: "Wherever you want to go to sue us, go ahead. If you don't comply with us, you will be taken away to the police station." Practitioners had to eat corn flour with water, and everyone had to pay 50 Yuan [Chinese currency, the monthly salary for an average Chinese urban worker is about 500 Yuan] as an accommodation fee.
We hope people with compassion around the world with help to stop the evil persecution of Falun Gong.