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Police in Nong'an County, Jilin Province Set Up Secret Persecution Site to Torture Falun Gong Practitioners

November 18, 2004 |   By a Falun Dafa practitioner in Nong'an County

(Clearwisdom.net) Nong'an County, Jilin Province is one of the areas in China where Falun Gong practitioners have been persecuted most severely. On July 20th 1999, the secretary of the county, Zhang Shuming, began to follow the commands of Jiang's regime and led his subordinates to persecute Falun Dafa and Falun Gong practitioners. In 2000, he sponsored a special meeting in which all of the directors of police stations, 610 Offices, and other government agencies participated. In the meeting, he urged others to use more force to persecute Falun Gong practitioners. If Falun Gong practitioners were killed in the persecution, their deaths would be regarded as suicides. He was determined that he would get rid of all the Falun Gong practitioners in his county and said that there was no place where Falun Gong practitioners could go to prosecute them.

Under his coercion, the policemen in Nong'an County Police Station began to beat Falun Gong practitioners without restraint. They set up a secret persecution site in the northern parking complex of the railway station. Usually, they tortured Falun Gong practitioners at night. They blindfolded the practitioners and took them to the site, which was about an hour away from the station. The policemen said brazenly, "This is where Falun Gong practitioners are tortured most severely. We have many instruments of torture and will torture you to death. If you are killed, no one will know. There's no place you can go to prosecute us." They snarled, "We work for Jiang and we'll do anything we're told. We can decide whether to send you to a forced labor camp or prison." The cruel methods they used to persecute practitioners included intimidation, terror, deceit, extortion, beating and verbal abuse, sitting on the "Tiger Bench", slapping the practitioners' faces, handcuffing their hands and feet, whipping the practitioner's hand with a bamboo board, piercing the practitioners' fingers with nails, knocking practitioners down with a thick club, tying all four limbs together, burning the skin with cigarettes, covering the head with plastic bags, etc. The policemen laughed menacingly as they tortured Falun Gong practitioners.

The following are some facts about the persecution in Nong'an County:

1. From incomplete records, at least six Falun Gong practitioners were tortured to death: Meng Qingxia, Liu Chengjun, Zhang Mingyuan, Cao Yali, Wang Shuxian, and Li Hua.

2. Twelve Falun Gong practitioners were sentenced to imprisonment: Zhang Dianrong, Gao Feng, Zhao Xiuxiang, Jiang Quande, Fu Guijie, Fu Dexiu, Wang Fengyun, Wang Qibo, Han Libin, Han Lihui, Zheng Guomin and a college student [name unknown].

3. There have been more than 200 cases of Falun Gong practitioners being sent to forced labor camps and more than 1000 cases of practitioners detained and monitored for a long period of time.

4. They fined Falun Gong practitioners in Nong'an County more than one million Yuan. Policemen took a lot of the practitioners' personal belongings by force, including money, bankbooks, gold and jewelry.

Persecution of Falun Gong practitioners:

Mr. Zhang Dianrong was a platelayer. In January 2004, he was abducted by the policemen at his company. Severe torture rendered him unable to go to the bathroom without assistance. When he was being treated in the Jinlin Prison Management Hospital, on September 6th 2004, he was carried to the Changchun courtroom and sentenced to nine years in prison.

Mr. Gao Feng was missing for more than a year. After that, it was reported that he was sentenced to nine years of imprisonment. Currently, he is at the Changchun Tiebei First Detention Center. He was severely injured and weakened from torture, but his family members were still not allowed to see him.

Ms. Zhao Xiuxiang was abducted from her home in June 2002. Xu Shaobing and Liu Ye of the Political Security Office of Nong'an Police Station, beat her until she lost consciousness and then splashed cold water on her body to wake her up. These two policemen shouted savagely, "Let's cut her abdomen open!" Zhao Xiuxiang was tortured to the point that she was vomiting blood and at times her blood pressure was over 250mmHg. She was in Changchun Heizuizi Prison Hospital for a long time, and was also sentenced to nine years of imprisonment.

Ms. Fu Guijie and Fu Guixiu were arrested while they were asleep at a truth-clarification materials site. Fu Guijie's arm was injured by the torture and she is still detained at the Changchun Women's Prison. They were sentenced to seven and eight years of imprisonment, respectively.

Mr. Jiang Quande, was abducted in November 2002. The police tortured him and broke his arm as they beat him. He is still detained at the Siping Prison.

Mr. Wang Qibo was sentenced to one year of forced labor in 2000. In 2001, he was sentenced again to seven years of imprisonment. His wife was also arrested. When she was working in the field, she was arrested and sent to Heizuizi Prison for one year of forced labor. Their two children who were still in school were left without care. A good family was broken up by severe persecution.

Mr. Zheng Guoming and his wife (both are practitioners) were abducted together. Zheng Guoming was sentenced to eight years of imprisonment. His wife was sentenced to one year of imprisonment. Their five-year-old daughter and 80-year-old grandfather who lived in their home were left without care.

Mr. Guo Zhihe was knocked down by a car driven by several people from the Political Security Office of Nong'an Police Station including Du Hengzhi. Then they blindfolded him and tied his neck tightly. Guo Zhihe was sentenced to one year of imprisonment. People saw that he was beaten savagely--his entire face was distorted and covered with wounds.

The major criminals in Nong'an County are:

Secretary of the county: Zhang ShumingDirector of the county: Fu Zhiyuan

Former Director of 610 Office: Li Zixin

Current Director of 610 Office: Li Zhisheng

Former Directors of Police Station: Lin Xiaoguang, Cao Yukun, Zhou Donghui

Current Director of Police Station: Zhang Dechen

Former Director of Political Security Office: Liu Shangkuan

Current Director of Political Security Office: Yu Hongquan

Current Head of the Brigade: Du Hengzhi

Employees of the Political Security Office: Xu Shaobin, Sui XX [first name unknown], Liu Ye, and Fan Weishi etc.