I. So Happy to Discover Falun Dafa

Dr. Wang Xiaodong is a Falun Dafa practitioner from Zhaozhou County, Daqing City and a surgeon at the County Chinese Medical Hospital. Before he practiced Falun Gong, Dr. Wang suffered from chronic tuberculosis and hepatitis B. His illnesses were not cured even though he had sought medical treatment everywhere. Dr. Wang's health quickly returned to normal after he started to practice Falun Gong in October 1998. Since then, he has conducted himself strictly according to the principles of "Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance." Always thinking of others before himself, he was admired by his colleagues.

II. Sufferings in the Zhaozhou Labor Camp, Daqing City

On July 20, 1999, Jiang's regime launched its brutal persecution of Falun Gong practitioners, adopting the policy known as, "Defame them politically, devastate them financially, and destroy them physically." They also proclaimed that, "Anyone beating Falun Gong practitioners to death will not be held accountable, and beating them to death is counted as their committing suicide." Such was the approved treatment of Falun Gong practitioners, who firmly believe in "Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance" and only want to be kind people.

Out of confidence in the government, Dr. Wang Xiaodong went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong in December 1999. He was arrested and detained at the Beijing Liaison Office of Daqing City. Later, Wang Xuejun from the Political and Security Division of the Zhaozhou Police Bureau and Jiang Xintong from the leadership of the Chinese Medical Hospital, brought Dr. Wang to the Zhaozhou Forced Labor Camp. Li Qinghe, the director of the labor camp, and policemen Wang Zhong, Wang Anzhong, Yang Xiulin and others, brutally tortured Dr. Wang Xiaodong. Their methods included the following:

1. Freezing Torture. Dr. Wang was stripped of all his clothes and was forced to stand in the wind when the temperature was below -5o F. The policemen poured icy water over his head, about 20 barrels for each round of this torture.

2. "Flicking the Bulbs". The policemen instructed the inmates to flick Dr. Wang's eyeballs with their fingers.

3. "The Fists that Calm the Heart". Dr. Wang was forced to stand with his back leaning against a wall while inmates punched and kicked his chest and abdomen.

4. "Old Bull's Whip". This is a torture instrument invented by Director Li Qing for torturing Falun Dafa practitioners. Many practitioners were tortured with this instrument. During June and July 2000, Director Li Qing brutally beat practitioners Liu Zhiguo, Liu Zhikun, Pan Junfeng, and Guo Shuyan using the "Old Bull's Whip". Their buttocks were beaten until the skin was broken and the flesh was raw and bleeding. Dr. Wang Xiaodong was not spared this torture. This torture was usually administered by the prison guards with the assistance of inmates.

III. Financial Extortion

On February 21, 2000, Dr. Wang Xiaodong was transferred to the Zhaozhou Detention Center and detained there for three months. He was released at the end of April 2000. Dong Zhiping and Wang Xuejun from the Political and Security Division of the Zhaozhou Police Bureau extorted the exorbitant sum of 5,000 yuan from his family [500 yuan is the average monthly income for an urban worker in China]. Later, when his family members went to the Police Bureau to ask for the money back, the director of the police bureau, Qiao Xiaofeng, said, "The money was not entered in the ledger and it is not clear where the money went." Since then, policemen from Jianshe Police Station have frequently gone to Dr. Wang's house to harass his family.

IV. The Tortures Suffered in the Huairou County Detention Center, Beijing

In December 2000, Dr. Wang Xiaodong went to Beijing again to speak out the truth of Falun Dafa. On Tiananmen Square, he unfurled banners proclaiming, "Falun Dafa is Good," and "Restore Teacher's Reputation." Dr. Wang was arrested and taken to the Huairou County Detention Center in Beijing. There he suffered from inhuman torture for not renouncing his belief. The torture methods included the following:

1. Shocking with Electric Batons. The police first conducted an illegal body search, then tied Dr. Wang to a metal pillar and shocked him with high voltage electric batons on his head, upper body, and arms.

2. "Piloting an Airplane". Dr. Wang was forced to stand on one leg with the other leg stretched out backwards, both arms stretched out to the sides, and his head bent down. He was also forced to stand along a wall. When he could no longer hold the posture, he would be beaten brutally.

3. "A Sky Full of Stars". Dr. Wang was forced to stand straight facing a wall with his head leaning on the wall. The prison guards instructed inmates to grab his hair and bang his head against the wall.

4. "Pulling Hairs Alive". Using home-made tweezers, they pulled hairs from Dr. Wang's beard, eyelashes and eyebrows until his face was bleeding.

5. Freezing Torture. Dr. Wang was forced to lie on the ice-covered ground in the night.

6. "The Fists that Calm the Heart".

Two weeks later, Dr. Wang was transferred to the Laohugou Detention Center, Chengde City for further persecution. In January 2001, the director of the Zhaozhou Public Health Division and Liu Yi from 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] tried to return him to his local area. Under the protection of our Teacher, Dr. Wang escaped on the way there using righteous thoughts, and started a yearlong life of homelessness.

V. Arrested Again and Bravely Emerging from the Evil Den to Remain a Good Person, Always Remembering Teacher's Teachings

In November 2001, while he was exchanging experiences in a fellow practitioner's home, Dr. Wang was arrested again by three policemen from the Political and Security Division of the Police Bureau, one of whom was Dong Zhiping. He was illegally brought to the county detention center and tortured. Because he would not give up his belief in "Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance", Dr. Wang was sentenced to three years on December 26, 2001. He was sent to the Daqing Labor Camp but was declined for health reasons. Later, he was transferred to the Zhaozhou County Detention Center, where he went on a hunger strike to protest. In February 2002, Dr. Wang escaped from the evil den and merged into the mighty current of Fa-rectification.

Because of his practice of Falun Gong, Dr. Wang's salary from the Chinese Medical Hospital was stopped in November 1999. He now has to drive a tricycle [as a taxi or cargo vehicle] to earn his living. Dr. Wang still conducts himself strictly according to the standard of Falun Gong and always remembers Teacher's teachings. One time he found a purse in which there was 350 yuan in cash and three certificates of deposit worth over 10,000 yuan. He searched everywhere in order to return the purse to the person who lost it. The person was so grateful and wanted to invite him for dinner. He quietly declined the invitation with thanks, and told the person, "Remember that 'Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance' are good. It is Falun Dafa that changed me into an unselfish person."

Phone Numbers of Perpetrators and Their Work Units

The area code of Daqing City is 459.

The "610 Office" of Zhaozhou County, Daqing City: 8532412.

The Director of Zhaozhou County Police Bureau: 8523233, 8522758, 8523110.

Dong Zhiping from the Political and Security Division of the County Police Bureau: 8522414, 8514874 (office), 8526559 (home), 13904692782 (mobile).

Li Qing, the Director of Zhaozhou County Labor camp, and others who designed the torture instrument of the "Old Tiger's Whip": 8522861.

Zhaozhou County Detention Center: 8523785.

Jianshe Police Station, Zhaozhou County, Daqing City: 8522204.

Heping Police Station, Zhaozhou County, Daqing City: 8522918.

Minzhu Police Station, Zhaozhou County, Daqing City: 8523862; 8525997.

Jiang Xintong, the Dean of the Chinese Medical Hospital: 8524979;8523433; 8523933 (The dean's office), 8523307 (Outpatient clinic); 8523307.

The Director of the Public Health Bureau, Zhaozhou County, Daqing City: 8522129, 8522418 (the secretary).

January 12, 2004

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Category: Accounts of Persecution