Falun Dafa practitioners in Yecheng City, Hebei Province have been persecuted
for believing in Truthfulness-Benevolence-Forbearance since July 1999. Below are
- Practitioner Ms. Wei Shufen, 40 years old, is from Qiuguang Village. She
went to Beijing to appeal many times after July 20, 1999 and was arrested by
the local police. She went on hunger strikes in protest several times. Each
time she was released while on her last gasp after being tortured. The police
fined her and confiscated 9,600 yuan from her (500 Yuan is the average
monthly income for an urban worker in China). In 2002, she was arrested
and sent to Shijiazhuang Legal System Education Center, which is in fact a
brainwashing center, where she was subjected to further torture.
- Practitioner Ms. Lu Suzhen, 50 years old, is the Logistics Director of the
Credit Organization in Yecheng City. The city police station arrested her for
her practice of Falun Gong. Officer Li Wenwu from the Political Protection
Department punched her in the face, giving her a black eye. The police also
extorted 5,000 yuan from her.
- Practitioner Yan Qin is a retired employee of the Grain Depot. Because of
her firm belief in Falun Gong, the local police station arrested and detained
her for one month. The police also extorted 5,000 yuan from her.
- Practitioner Li Wensu was 40 years old. For her belief in Falun Gong, she
was dismissed by the Yecheng City Culture and Education Department. The local
Political Protection Department detained her illegally up to 4 times, extorted
6,000 yuan from her and refused to give her a receipt. She was later sentenced
to three years of forced labor education.
- Practitioner Ms. Liu Huier, 36 years old, is from Zhoujiazhuang Village.
She had several persistent illnesses previously, but after practicing Falun
Gong, she was in good health. She went to Beijing to appeal many times after
July 20, 1999 and was arrested and detained 4 times at the Yecheng Detention
Center. To protest she went on a hunger strike until she was very thin. She
was also tortured. In 2002, she was arrested and persecuted in the
brainwashing class in the Legal System Education Center in Shijiazhuang City.
She was not allowed to sleep for more than 20 days and was not allowed to go
to the bathroom when she needed to.
- Practitioner Zhang Wuhan, 50 years old, from Mazhuang Village, has been
detained several times and has now been forced to remain homeless to avoid
arrest. In 2002, he was sent to the brainwashing class in the Legal System
Education Center in Shijiazhuang City. When he was detained in the Yechang
Detention Center, the prisoners were incited by the jail police to beat him.
He suffered a two-inch long cut on his head, but the detention center did not
give him any medical treatment.
- Xinhua Police Station detained, fined, beat up, handcuffed and hung up
three practitioners from Lianzhou Town many times. The practitioners were Li
Shuqin and her two daughters, Li Hong and Li Su. Li Hong was sentenced to
three years of forced labor education. Li Shuqin and Li Su were sent to the
Legal System Education Center in Shijiazhuang City for brainwashing.
- Incited by the jail police, the prisoners beat up a practitioner couple,
Mr. Li Guoli and Ms. Lan Ju, in the detention center of Yecheng City. They had
been fined up to 10,070 yuan. Officer Li Wenwu of the Political Security
Department in the police station also took away their car. The couple had been
forced to leave home for three years and left 3 young children at home to be
looked after by their elderly grandfather. The oldest children are only twelve
or thirteen years old.
- Practitioner Ms. Wu Suhua, 34 years old, is from Gangshang Village. She
has been forced to leave home and go from place to place by the local police
station for three years. There is no one to look after her 14-year-old son and
- Practitioner Ms. Peng Yujun, 38 years old, is from Zhang Village. She was
detained twice and fined thousands of yuan. Later the police from the Legal
System Center in Yecheng City arrested her for further persecution.
- Practitioner Ms. Dong Cuifang, 29 years old, is from Zhang Village. The
local police station harassed her so many times that she was forced to leave
her home and go from place to place. She was later arrested and sent to
Beijing Daxing Labor Camp, and was beaten to death while she was imprisoned.
There were wounds all over her body, including severe trauma to her head.
- Nanying Police Station arrested and detained practitioners Ms. Deng
Meijuan and Ms. Deng Yanhui many times. Deng Yanhui was later sent to a labor
camp for two years. In 2003 the police arrested Deng Meijuan and her
3-month-old daughter, and sent them to the brainwashing center.
- Yecheng Political Protection Department arrested practitioner Zhou Yinli
from Meihua town and detained him at the brainwashing class many times. He was
beaten and fined 2,000 yuan.
- Dafa practitioners Shu Jun and Jun Yan were reported to the police and
arrested by the Gangshang Village Police Station. They were sent to the
brainwashing class in the Shijiazhuang City Legal System Education Center.
There are still many Dafa practitioners in Yecheng City who have been
detained, tortured, and have had their families broken up. The above cases are
only the tip of the iceberg.