The Persecution I Suffered in Zhangjiakou City, Hebei Province
(Clearwisdom.net) I am a resident of Wanquan County, Zhangjiakou City, Hebei Province. I began to practice Falun Dafa in May 1998. Since then I began to get rid of all my bad thoughts, and purified my body and mind.
On July 20, 1999, an unprecedented persecution of Dafa and Dafa practitioners started. Ruthless people often harassed my family and my parents. I was monitored by my workplace, and my personal freedom was restricted. During Spring Festival 2000, my family and I went to visit my mother-in-law. I was abducted by my workplace and brought to the police station in Wanquan Township for half a day of detention (responsible person: Lu Bingying).
In February 2000, because I signed a petition appealing to the government for stopping the persecution of Falun Gong, I was fined 1,000 yuan [500 yuan is the average monthly income of an urban worker] by the Wanquan County Economics and Trade Committee, and I was also monitored (responsible people: Zhang Bing, Yang Zhanyou).
On June 25, 2000, my workplace tried to force me to give up practicing but they failed. I was dismissed from my job with no salary (responsible people: Zhang Bing, Factory Director Yang Huailiang, Secretary Lu Bingying, among others).
On December 16, 2000, I went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong and was arrested in Tiananmen Square. I was sent to the Dongcheng District Police Station, and then transferred to the Daxing Detention Center of Beijing--a place specially used for detaining Dafa practitioners from out of town. I was put through excruciating torture for one day and one night. I was put through what is called, "carrying a sword on the back" [The practitioner's hands are tied behind his back with one hand over the shoulder and the other hand against the lower back. The police then apply a great deal of force to pull the two hands toward one another and handcuff the two hands together]. I was also shocked with an electric baton, burned with a cigarette, my hands were beaten with a bamboo strips, I was beaten and kicked, and so forth. The police spoke viciously, "No practitioner who hasn't confessed under these devices and means can walk out of here." This just goes to show how cruel their torture methods are.
On December 18, 2000, I was sent by my workplace and police station to the politics and law section of the Wanquan County Police Department (responsible people: Li Fu, Zhang Bing, Fan Zhenbang). I was interrogated by Yang Yucai, and I was abused and beaten by three police officers from the criminal police team of the police department. Later, I was sent to the Wanquan County Detention Center.
On December 28, 2000, I was interrogated by the criminal police team of the police department. I was forced to sit on a "tiger bench" for three days and two nights, and I was also shocked with electric batons and abused ["tiger bench" is a small bench practitioners are forced to sit-squat on, and not move for long periods; it can be extremely painful] (assailant: Chang Chunrong, a police officer named Cao, Xu Xianting, three police officers from the criminal police team).
In January 2001, I was interrogated again in the office of the detention center. I was abused and tortured until my mouth and nose were bleeding. After pouring cold water on me, police found I was still alive and they continued to beat me up. Later a police officer named Wang, who was on duty in the office, feared that I might die. He stopped them and sent me back to a prison cell (assailant: Sun Xifu, and three other police officers).
On March 21, 2001, I was sent to the Gaoyang Forced Labor Camp by the Wanquan County "610 Office" and the politics and law section of the police department (responsible people: Li Jijing, and two female police officers). The Gaoyang Forced Labor Camp is just like a hell on earth. Every day we were beaten, forced to do hard work, deprived of sleep and not allowed to go to the bathroom.
On March 21, 2001, at night I was taken to a dark room and beaten by prison police (responsible people: male captain named Yang, female assistant captain named Ma Li, female captain named Niu).
On May 15, 2001, other practitioners and I were locked in a dark room. The windows of this room were covered with paper, which made the room dark. We went through forced brainwashing and brutal torture there.
On May 18, 2001, I was taken away again. While one male captain was stepping on me and one female captain was clutching my throat, I was shocked all over my body with electric batons (assailant: Captain Ye Shuyi and a male captain from the Gaoyang Forced Labor Camp).
The following are responsible people and units who persecuted me:
Lu Bingying: male, over 50 years of age, secretary of the Wanquan Mine-machine Factory, 86-313-4813591 (office)
Yang Huailiang, male, age 62, director of the Wanquan Mine-machine Factory, 86-313-4813588 (office)
Yan Zhangyou, over 40 years of age, assistant director of the Wanquan Mine-machine Factory
Zhang Bing, male, former director of the Wanquan County Economics and Trade Committee, (he has died already)
Li Fu, male, over 50 years of age, leader of the labor union of the Wanquan Mine-machine Factory
Fan Zhenbang, male, over 50 years of age, assistant director of the Wanquan Township Police Station, 86-313-4812198 (home)
Yang Yucai, male, over 50 years of age, from the politics and law section of the Wanquan County Police Department
Chang Chunrong, male, over 50 years of age, former director of the Wanquan Township Police Station; at present, he is part of the criminal police team of the Wanquan County Police Department
Xu Xianting, age 40, former instructor of the Wanquan Township Police Station; at present, he is the director of the Guoleizhuang police station
Sun Xifu, age 48, former chief of the politics and law section of the Wanquan County Police Department; at present, he has been transferred to another post.
Li Jijing, over 50 years of age, assistant director of the Wanquan County Police Department
Gaoyang Forced Labor Camp, office 86-312-6816141
Yang, male, over 50 years of age, captain of the Gaoyang Forced Labor Camp.
Ye Shuyi, female, over 40 years of age, captain of the Gaoyang Forced Labor Camp
Ma Li, female, age 27, assistant captain of the Gaoyang Forced Labor Camp