Urgent Appeal to Rescue Falun Dafa Practitioners in Danger of Dying Due to Brutal Persecution in Jilin Prison
(Clearwisdom.net) Many Falun Dafa practitioners are being illegally held at No.2 Prison of Jilin Province, also known as Jilin Prison. Three practitioners, Mr. Liu Chengjun, Mr. Wei Xiushan, and Mr. Zhang Jianhua, have died as a result of the persecution.
The authorities in Jilin Prison have used all kinds of torture methods to persecute the practitioners. In the past few months, several practitioners who are dying due to the brutal persecution at Jilin Prison were moved to Jilin Railways Central Hospital in Jilin City for so-called treatment. Word has it that a 36-year-old practitioner, name unknown, died in the hospital due to the persecution. The authorities tried to cover up their crimes and blocked the news from going out. Currently many more practitioners are still being "treated" at the hospital. All of them were locked up in a ward inside a large iron gate, and are being watched around the clock.
Mr. Cao Hongyan, a 43-year-old photographer, lived in Hewanzi Township, Jilin City. The local police station and township government had harassed him continuously because he practiced Falun Gong. In 2002, Yangjiasuizi Police Station of Changchun City took him away after he finished work one day. His whereabouts were unknown until his family went to look for him everywhere and found out that he was being jailed at Jilin Prison. He had been sentenced to 8 years, and his family was not allowed to see him. He was taken away while on his way home.
Two days ago, Mr. Cao Hongyan's relatives received notice from the Jilin Prison to come see Mr. Cao at the hospital. When they got there, they found that Mr. Cao's legs had swollen up, and he was having spasms in his face. When his family inquired about his condition, the guards told them that a bone marrow test had been done on Mr. Cao and that there were no big problems. His family was shocked by this. How could Cao undergo bone marrow extraction without the knowledge of his family? Cao Hongyan had been on a hunger strike at Jilin Prison for six days and was being jailed with fellow practitioner Mr. Wang Juncheng in a small cell. His limbs were pulled in different directions as punishment, and it had caused injuries in his arms. Even though he was let down, he would wake up in the middle of the night from pain.
Mr. Li Zhiyong, a practitioner from Changchun City, is 26 year old. He was sentenced to 4 years at the end of 2003, and sent to No. 3 Monitoring Zone at Jilin Prison. It was only on May 24, 2004 that his family found out Mr. Li Zhiyong had been hospitalized and was in danger of dying. They looked for him in one hospital after another, until they found him at the Jilin Railways Central Hospital, where he was dying. The hospital's diagnosis was kidney problems. According to the doctors, he has fluid in his heart chamber and his chest, and has high protein levels in his urine. He is on the verge of dying, but the Jilin Prison refused to release him.
Jilin Province Party Commission:
Address: No.47 Renmin Street, Postal Code: 130051
Phone #: 86-431-8927512
Secretariat : 86-431-8927596
Jilin Provincial Government:
Address: 11 Xinfa Road, Postal Code: 130051
Phone #: 86-431-8919971
Jilin Province Prisons Management Bureau
Address: 46 Xinfa Road, Changchun City, Postal Code: 130051
Phone #: 86-431-2750011, 86-431-2750010
Disciplinary & Monitoring Commission of Jilin Province Prisons Management
Bureau: 86-431-2750061, 86-431-2750057
Department of Monitoring Affairs: 86-431-2750062
Jilin Prison, Jilin Province
Address: P.O. Box 315, Jilin City, postal code: 132012
Department of Prison Affairs: 86-432-2409418 Procurator at the Prison: 86-432-4881515, Fax: 86-432-4881559
Department of Execution : 86-432-4881551-3999
Responsible police officers:
Li Qiang, Head of the Jilin Prison, 86-432-4881551 ext. 3001
Liu Changjiang, Political Commissioner: 86-432-4881551 ext. 3003; 86-432-2497756 (Home)
Wang Yufan, Vice Head of Prison: 86-432-4881551 ext. 3006
Tan Fuhua, Head of Education Department: 86-432-488155 ext. 3040, 86-432-4832386 (Home), 86-13644478377 (Cell)
Li Yongsheng, Officer of Education Department.
Li Wei, Head of Prison Affairs Department: 86-432-2409418
Captain of No. 5 Brigade: Lin Zhibin (notorious for cruelty)
Officer of No. 4 Brigade: Zhang Guilin
Captain of No.6 Brigade: Pang Hongjun
Jilin Railways Central Hospital
Address: Jilin City No. 36
Zhongxing Street, postal code: 132001
Office of President: 86-432-2544177, 86-432-6122417
Office of Vice President: 86-432-6123197
Party Commission: 86-432-6127217, 86-432-6127317, 86-432-6123497
Disciplinary and Monitoring Commission: 86-432-6127497
Office of the Hospital : 86-432-6122487
Department of Security: 86-432-6123077
October 10, 2004