Guan Zhaoqi is fifty years old and lives in Ranghulu District of Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province. He is the former deputy director of Daqing Petroleum Material Company Anti-Corrosion Pipeline Factory.
On January 1, 2001 Guan Zhaoqi went to Beijing to validate Dafa. He was later detained at the Fangshan District Detention Center in Beijing for twenty-one days. His work unit brought him back on January 23, 2001. Jiang Baichao, the Party Secretary in his work unit forced his family to pay 7,000 Yuan* and has not returned the money. The right side of Guan Zhaoqi's right leg from the buttock to the knee was black and blue as a result of beatings by the police. He has required support while walking since he returned home.
On September 6, 2002, Mr. Lin, director of Daqing City Public Security Bureau, along with more than ten others, broke into Guan Zhaoqi's house. They kidnapped and detained him for fifteen days at the boarding house of the security bureau. On September 20, he was sent to the Daqing City Detention Center. On March 25, 2003 a secret trial was held at the Daqing Ranghulu District Court and Guan was sentenced to six years in prison. On June 3, 2003 he was sent to the Daqing Prison. Due to a tight blockade on information, his situation is still unknown. His family is not allowed to visit him.
Guan's parents miss him. They are seventy-nine and seventy-eight years old, respectively. Their health condition is poor and they need others to care for them. Their son's situation causes them great emotional trauma.
Zhang Xiu'e is fifty-six years old. She also lives in Ranghulu District. On August 22, 2002 she was kidnapped by Xibin Police Station and sent to the Daqing City Detention Center. On September 22 she was transferred to Saqu Detention Center. On December 3 she was sent to the Harbin Drug Rehabilitation Center where she was tortured. The details of her whereabouts are not clear.
Ding Weihong is thirty-six years old. She is a technician in the Heilongjiang Province Daqing Petroleum Sixth Factory Third Ore. At around 6:00 p.m. on September 24, 2002 she was kidnapped by the local police station and sent to the Daqing City Detention Center. On October 24, she was transferred to the Shaqu Detention Center. On January 21, 2003 she was sentenced to three years in a labor camp and was sent to the Harbin Drug Rehabilitation Center where she was tortured.
* Yuan is the Chinese currency. The average monthly salary of an urban worker in China is 500 Yuan.