Persecution Facts

1. The persecution of practitioner Mr. Chen Chuanbo from Dazhou City, Sichuan Province

Mr. Chen Chuanbo is a 32-year-old practitioner from Dazhou City, Sichuan Province. He was an employee of Xujiang Steel Factory. Before he started practicing Falun Gong, he used to treat his parents badly. After he became a Falun Gong practitioner, he changed his heart toward his parents and developed a good relationship with them. His parents told everybody they met that Falun Gong is a righteous Fa and can change a person's morals. After he was laid off, Chen made a living from pedaling tricycle-taxis and he never asked for even one extra penny from his passengers. After his customers learned that he was a Falun Gong practitioner, they all said, "Falun Gong is really good!" After the persecution began on July 20, 1999, in order to validate Falun Gong, he hand-wrote a letter explaining the truth about Falun Gong and posted it on the garage door of the Xujiang Steel Factory. However, on September 10, 2001, Superintendent Feng Chao from Fuxing Town Police Station, He Daqin, Wang Qinping, He Zhongxing, and two policemen from Xujiang Steel Factory abducted Mr. Chen and then illegally searched and confiscated his home. They also abducted Mr. Chen's wife, Ms. Huang Guangmei, also a practitioner. Later, Ms. Huang escaped using righteous thoughts. At that time, their two-year-old child was the only one at home. In December 2001, Mr. Chen was sentenced to a four-year prison term and is still being persecuted in Deyang Prison. Since Mr. Chen's abduction, his work unit withheld his minimum monthly payment of 150 yuan. Now the family must rely on Ms. Huang's monthly salary of 350 yuan to pay for their living expenses and the child's tuition.

2. Sichuan Province Yanbian County Court attempts to frame Falun Gong practitioners

On September 14, 2004, Sichuan Province's Panzhihua City Yanbian County Court held a session for eight Falun Gong practitioners including Mr. Xu Langzhou and Mr. Chen Heqiou. Because Mr. Xu and Mr. Chen exposed the policemen's crime of using force to try to get evidence, the court was afraid to sentence the practitioners and risk public condemnation. It has been reported that Yanbian County Court transferred the above Falun Gong practitioners' cases to Panzhihua City Intermediate Second Criminal Court. The court ignored due process and sent the cases back to Yanbian County Court, and ordered them to again conduct the illegal sentencing. Yanbian County Court scheduled the session on November 1, 2004 and attempted for the second time to frame the eight Falun Gong practitioners.

3. Release my innocent husband and punish the lawless policemen

My name is Liu Rong. My husband Mr. Ruo Xingui is an employee of Panzhihua City Ganghua Food Factory. I hereby appeal to the related departments about the illegal sentencing of Mr. Ruo by the Panzhihua City East District Court. Mr. Ruo was sentenced to eight years in prison because he exercised his right to freedom of belief that has been guaranteed by the Constitution. I call on the related departments to promote justice, punish law enforcement officers who violate the law, and compensate the victims and their families.

4. Hunan Province Chishang Prison retaliates after their crime was exposed

After Clearwisdom.net exposed the fact that lawless policemen in Chishang Prison tortured Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Haiqi on June 22, 2004, people from the provincial government went to the prison to investigate. It wasn't until then that these lawless policemen began to constrain their behavior. However, Deputy Superintendent of Chishang Prison Zi Wei transferred Mr. Zeng to the Sixth prison district for further persecution. At 11 a.m. on July 23, a criminal inmate kicked Mr. Zeng, knocking him to the floor, and then beat him because Mr. Zeng refused to call out his assigned number. Afterward, the lawless police put handcuffs on Mr. Zeng and left them on until September 3. Practitioner Mr. Li Xuexian protested this torture and was also put in handcuffs for 32 days. Practitioner Mr. Ma Junwen was locked in a cell for 15 days. Zi Wei forced the practitioners who refused to renounce Falun Gong to do fifteen to sixteen hours of forced labor every day. Deng Hao, the instructor of the Third prison district, intentionally ordered criminal inmates Liu Hong and Li Bingxiong from the 2nd Unit to beat practitioner Mr. Wang Quanlian. Practitioner L Songming's legs were swollen and he could barely walk. On May 15, 2004, Mr. Li Xuexian was hung up by his handcuffs for 17 to 18 hours.

5. Practitioner arrested after returning a lost item to the police

Zhang Xiuchun is a resident of Hebei Province Langfang City. In October 2002, he turned in something he found to the police station and said that he did not keep it for himself because Falun Gong teaches him to be a good person. However, he was detained by North Shiwuxiang Police and later was sent to Langfang City Erzhao Brainwashing Center, where he was tortured for 17 days. On May 26, 2004, Yanh Baoyin, the director of Langfang City North Shiwuxiang Town Integrated Office, detained Zhang and sent him to Tangshang City Kaiping Forced Labor Camp on July 23 for an 18-month forced labor term.

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