Persecution Cases from Yubei District, Chongqing City
January 16, 2004
- Mr. Luo Jitao, 51, is a resident of Yufeng Village, Shaping Township,
Yubei District. On the morning of August 12, 2003, a group of police officers
attacked Luo when he was standing next to the Yufeng Village Medical Station.
Luo shouted, "Falun Dafa is good." Since the police were afraid of other
people hearing Luo's righteous words, they stuffed his mouth with stones. The
police then illegally jailed Luo in the Yubei Detention Center. While they
were detaining Luo they ransacked his house and stole a few Falun Dafa books
and other related materials. They also took a seal that bore the writing of "Falun
Dafa is Good". At the detention center, the police tried to force information
from Luo through torture. They beat him until he lost consciousness at least
once. After thirty eight days of torture, Luo became extremely weak. The
police finally released Luo when they realized that he couldn't even walk or
stand up properly. Luo stayed home for a while, but as soon as his body had
made somewhat of a recovery, the police took him again and illegally sentenced
him to one year of forced labor.
- Ms. Cheng Changying, who is over 40 years old, was arrested on August 3,
2000. A team of more than ten police officers from the head section of Yubei
District's Public Security Bureau and the Shuangfeng Police Station arrested
Cheng because she had distributed some Falun Dafa truth-clarifying materials
through the mail. The head director of the Yubei District Police Department,
called Cheng Daming, led the team to illegally ransack Ms. Cheng's home; they
then abducted her and sentenced her to eighteen months of forced labor. To
make matters worse Ms. Cheng's husband was forced to divorce her while she was
in the labor camp. On September 22, 2002, police officer Li Maohai led more
than ten people from the Shuangfeng Police Station to illegally ransack Ms.
Cheng's home during the night. Ms. Cheng and her mother (also a Falun Dafa
practitioner) refused to open the door, so the police called in a locksmith.
Almost two hundred people witnessed the incident. They were all angry with
what the police were doing, but they didn't dare to say anything. After the
locksmith opened the door, the police ransacked the house and took away Ms.
Cheng. The police illegally interrogated Ms. Cheng, and tried to force her
sign a fabricated confession, etc. Ms. Cheng refused to cooperate with their
demands. Li Maohai then ordered a few people to cuff Ms. Cheng's hands and
feet together. They then held her down on the floor and beat her while she was
handcuffed. Ms. Cheng was later sentenced to three years' imprisonment.
- Mr. He Youli, 26 years old, was abducted with Ms. Huang Enju (see below)
and Ms. Cheng Changying (see above) on August 3, 2000. Their homes were also
ransacked at that time. For one and a half years, Mr. He was jailed and
tortured in the Yiwanshui Detention Center. As a result, Mr. He had difficulty
walking, and almost went blind. Under his family's insistence, the detention
center temporarily released Mr. He for medical reasons. On September 22, 2002,
Qiao Shuyi, a security officer from a local petroleum company, led a group of
police from the head section of the Yubei District Public Security Bureau and
the Shuangfeng Police Station to illegally ransack Mr. He's home. They took
him again and sentenced him to five years of forced labor. Mr. He is now being
detained somewhere in Yongchuan.
- Ms. Du Juan, 26 years old, is a college graduate. In the spring of 2000,
Ms. Du was seized by police while she was in the Yuntai Petroleum Hospital,
Changshou. She was illegally sentenced to one and a half year of forced labor.
Since Ms. Du refused to give up her belief in Falun Dafa and kept on
practicing the exercises in the labor camp, she constantly faced horrific
methods of torture. Ms. Du is now being incarcerated at the Maojiashan Forced
- Ms. Wang Suhua, who is over 50 years old, is Ms. Du Juan's mother. In
2002, Ms. Wang went to Nanchong City to clarify
the facts about Falun Dafa. She was illegally arrested and jailed for eighty
days. Ms. Wang was later sentenced to two years of forced labor re-education
outside of the prison.
- Ms. He Tingxuan, who is over 50 years old, has been illegally jailed in a
forced labor camp since 2002.
- Ms. Wang Yan, who is over 30 years old, has been jailed in a forced labor
camp since 2001.
- Ms. Peng Dongfang, who is over 50 years old, had been jailed in a forced
labor camp since the Spring of 2001 for two years. Ms. Peng recently returned
- On August 3, 2000 Ms. He Xiurong, who is over 30 years old, was seized by
police and taken to the Maojiashan Forced Labor Camp without benefit of a
trial, while she was clarifying the facts about the persecution. She was not
released until October of 2003. While Ms. He was being detained, her husband
couldn't withstand the pressure and had to divorce her.
- Ms. Peng Xiuling, who is over 30 years old, was seized by police and taken
to the Maojiashan Forced Labor Camp at the end of 2000. Ms. Peng was
clarifying the facts in Shichuan Town at that time. Ms. Peng was not released
until early 2003. While she was being detained in jail, her husband was forced
to divorce her.
- Mr. Li Zhi is 26 years old. He was arrested while clarifying the facts in
Shipin County. Mr. Li was sentenced to five years of forced labor; he is
currently being jailed at Yongchuan. Mr. Li was arrested with Mr. Tang (also
26 years old) from Beidajie of Lianglu County. Li's 29-year-old brother was
illegally sentenced to one year of forced labor at the end of 2000 because he
refused to give up practicing Falun Dafa.
- Mr. Cheng, who is over 50 years old, was taken away by plainclothes police
in the Spring of 2002. At that time, Mr. Cheng was riding a new motorcycle
with his son and was passing out truth-clarifying materials on the streets of
Lianglu County. His son's motorcycle was confiscated (worth over 7,000 yuan*).
His son was released two days later; Mr. Cheng, however, was sentenced to one
year of forced labor without benefit of a trial. He has now been released.
*[500 yuan is the average monthly income for an urban worker in China.]
- Mr. Cheng Jiang, 26 years old, is a resident from Jidi. He used to work at
Liangpin. Mr. Cheng was one of the assistants of the Falun Dafa practice site
at his workplace. Because he refused to give up practicing Falun Dafa, he was
abducted and illegally sentenced to three years of forced labor in 2000. Mr.
Li was also fired from his job. He has now been released.
- Ms. Huang Enju, over 40 years old, was seized by police on August 3, 2000
because she distributed truth-clarifying materials via the mail. The leading
Head of Section of the Yubei District Public Security Bureau, Cheng Daming,
led a dozen or so police from Shuangfeng Police Station to ransack Ms. Huang's
home. She was also sentenced to one and a half years of forced labor. Ms.
Huang returned home in October 2001. On the night of September 22, 2002, the
number one Section police officer, Li Maohai, led more than ten people from
the Shuangfeng Police Station to Ms. Huang's home and conducted an illegal
search. Since they couldn't find anything, Ms. Huang was released after being
detained for a day.
- Ms. Ma, who is over 60 years old, was arrested by police on September 22,
2002. On that day, the police ransacked Mr. He Youli's home (see above); in
the same operation, they also ransacked Ms. Ma's home. Since the police didn't
find any truth-clarifying material, Ms. Ma was released after being detained
for a day.
- Mr. Xiao Zeju, who is over 60 years old, was arrested for painting signs
that told the facts of the persecution of Falun Dafa in Muer County at the end
of 2000. He was sentenced to two years of forced labor. He has now been
released and returned home.
- Ms. Qiao Guanghui is a retired teacher in her fifties. In the Spring of
2002, she was abducted and taken to the Yubei Brainwashing Center and fined
500 yuan. In August 2003, a police officer called Qiao Shuyi threatened her
husband and forced him to lead the way so as to be able to abduct Ms. Qiao to
the brainwashing center again. They also fined them 3,600 yuan.
- Mr. Pu Zhangzhi was unlawfully arrested at the end of 2000. He was
detained at Shuangfeng Police Station for seven days and then transferred to
Yubei District's Detention Center, where he was jailed for sixteen months.
Because he had appealed on several occasions, he was sentenced to three years
of forced labor. On December 4, 2003, Yan Chunguo the Secretary of Political
and Judiciary of Shuangfeng, accompanied Mr. Pu to return home.