6410 Military Factory Uses Cultural Revolution Style Public Denouncement and Persecution Against Dafa Practitioners in Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province
Officials from the 6410 Military Factory in Jinxing County, Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province, utilize the manpower from the entire factory to persecute local Falun Dafa practitioners. These officials put practitioners under surveillance, arranged workers to follow them, limit their travel, and restrict their freedom of speech. They conspire with the "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.] and local police to arrest and illegally detain practitioners. They also send practitioners to forced labor camps and brainwashing centers. They violate practitioners' basic human rights, including the freedom of speech. In addition, they continuously broadcast practitioners' personal records over loud speakers throughout the factory. These records include birthplace, social status, gender, age, work and social acquaintances. It is no different from the public denouncement excesses that occurred during the "Great Cultural Revolution." Such denouncement usually lasts many days. It is even broadcasted on the factory's internal television network and has caused many bad impressions upon the general public.
Many practitioners that have gone to Beijing to appeal for Falun Dafa lost their jobs, some are not allowed to work full time, and some were demoted. Even their family members and children were implicated. The ruffians punish the practitioners by not allowing their children to work or deducting their children's salary. They use all sorts of methods to persecute Falun Dafa practitioners. Practitioners' salaries and benefits are taken away illegally. Some practitioners have to live on only 90 Yuan [500 Yuan is the average monthly income for an urban worker in China] of pay each month for over a year. During the so called "sensitive days", such as Labor Day, National Day, or when the national congress was in session, the family members of the practitioner are not allowed to work and must stay home to keep an eye on them. This causes great stress within the family. Some families that used to be very happy are now facing divorces. The children of some practitioners seek out other practitioners and harass them. In summary, the ruffians use all types of methods to cause conflict among practitioners and their families.
The following people were illegally terminated from their jobs: Ms. Cho Lihua, Ms. Bai Yumei, Mr. Li Guangmin, and Mr. Wu Jianjun. These four practitioners were sent to a forced labor camp for going to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong.
Among them, Ms. Cho Lihua was detained at the Shijiazhuang Labor Camp for several months until her physical condition deteriorated so badly that she was released for medical treatment. Thugs from the 6410 military factory, however, continued to harass her after she was sent home. Ms. Cho was forced to leave home to avoid harassment. She was arrested in Taiyuan City of Shanxi Province in October 2002. It is not known if she is still alive or not.