On New Year's Day of 2000, some Dafa practitioners from the Tianhe District in Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province were having a picnic in Tianhe Park. They were arrested and detained in the Tianhe Detention Center. The Dafa practitioners conducted hunger strikes to protest the illegal detention. Zhu Wenyong, the director of the Tianhe Detention Center at that time, personally led several criminal inmates to force-feed the practitioners with high-concentration salt water.
Policeman Zhu Wenyong directed four criminal inmates to stand on the practitioner's four limbs while other inmates forced the practitioner's mouth open with a toothbrush. They cut a plastic bottle into two halves and forced the open end of the bottle into the practitioner's mouth. They then poured a whole packet (500 grams) of salt into the bottle, mixed with only a little water. All of the Dafa practitioners on hunger strike were force-fed in this manner. Some were force-fed with one packet of salt and some with two packets of salt. Female practitioner Zhang Chunmei was once force-fed with two packets of salt. She could not move afterwards, remained unconscious for several days and nights, and lost control of her bowels and bladder. In spite of her condition, policeman Zhu Wenyong repeatedly came to the cell to kick her, and loudly claimed that she was pretending to be dead.
In the beginning, when they force-fed Dafa practitioner Gao Xianmin, one of the inmates witnessing the scene became frightened and fainted. Policeman Zhu Wenyong had the prisoner removed and replaced him with another one to continue the force-feeding. Gao Xianmin eventually died as a result of the brutal force-feeding.
The likes of Zhu Wenyong dare to commit these atrocities because they have orders and support from Jiang Zemin. In order to eradicate Falun Gong, Jiang formulated a systematic persecution policy called "destroy their reputation, bankrupt them financially, and annihilate them physically." He also set up the nationwide "610 Office"* to carry out the persecution of Dafa practitioners.
After Gao Xianmin died, the "610 Office" authorities in the Tianhe District spread rumors saying that Gao Xianmin had died from a heart attack. They also threatened Gao Xianmin's family members, and did not allowed them to disclose the truth. They threatened the family, "He has died. You need to consider those who are still alive." They also did not permit Dafa practitioners to go to his home or to attend his memorial service.
Gao Xianmin's 80-year-old elderly father is suffering greatly. His only son, Gao Xianmin, was tortured to death by Jiang's regime for leading his life according to the principles of "Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance". Gao Xianmin's daughter is only 12 years old. She is no longer able to hear her father's voice or see his smiling face. Gao Xianmin's wife lost her beloved husband. Yet another happy family has been destroyed by the persecution.
Gao Xianmin has been dead for more than three years, but the murderer Zhu Wenyong still goes free. The Tianhe District "610 Office" has transferred him to the Tianhe Drug Rehabilitation Center.
We hope that international human rights organizations can investigate the death of Gao Xianmin and that Gao Xianmin's family will step forward to ask for justice in Xianmin's death. We also hope that other Dafa practitioner can provide more detailed information about the case.
Policeman Zhu Wenyong was born in 1969. His telephone number is 86-20-82312286.
Another local policeman who is active in the persecution is Lin Weidong, male, from the Shipai Police Station of Tianhe Public Security Sub-bureau.
*The 610 Office is an agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong, with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political or judicial systems.