Falun Dafa Practitioners Persecuted in Zhouqu County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Region, Gansu Province
(Clearwisdom.net) Mr. Yang Jiuhe is a 40 year old farmer from Huanping Village, Pingding Township, Zhouqu County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province. In October 2001, some of the corrupt government officials in Zhouqu County repeatedly harassed Yang at his home. They accused Yang of practicing Falun Dafa and publicly distributing Falun Dafa truth clarification materials. They attempted to force him to give up the practice and demanded that all the Dafa books be turned in. They also threatened to arrest him. To avoid being persecuted, Yang was forced to leave his home and live under unstable conditions. The police department, however, hired someone to follow and spy on him. One night in June 2002, dozens of policemen from the Zhouqu County Police Department broke into Yang's home and confiscated all the Dafa books and pictures of the Teacher. On a night in May 2003, after receiving a tip, Zhouqu County Police Department, along with Chenguan Police Station of Zhouqu County, abducted Mr. Yang from his home. To ensure the success of the operation, the police even forced Pingding Township's local government to assign dozens of people to assist. They broke into Yang's home by climbing over his backyard wall, abducted him, and took him to the police station. Under unlawful coercion, Yang was tried without any results, and held for a total of five months. Furthermore, in October of 2003, Yang was sentenced to three years in a forced labor camp, and taken into custody at the Lanzhou Pingantai Forced Labor Camp. His condition remains unknown. Now that Mr. Yang is in the forced labor camp, his wife must care for his eighty-plus year-old mother and their young child by herself. Moreover, all the family chores and tasks are left to her. This has put an enormous burden on his family's finances and living conditions. The family is also under tremendous mental pressure.
Mr. Yang Yongming, 23, is a resident of Luojiayu Village, Chengguan Township, Zhouqu County. He was pursued by the police department in October, 2001 for distributing Dafa truth clarification materials. He was forced to leave home to avoid the persecution. In April 2002, Yang was arrested while posting Dafa truth clarification materials in Lanzhou City, Gansu Province. He was then transferred back to the police department of Zhouqu County, where he was jailed in Zhouqu Detention Center for more than two months. Using powerful righteous thoughts, Yang managed to get away. Yang's escape caused a shock in the police department and the detention center. On the same night of his successful escape, the police went to Yang's home to harass his mother and demand their son. After this incident, the police often harassed Yang's family. They also secretly spied on the family. On December 7, 2003, Yang, who had been working in Lanzhou City, was again abducted by the local police, and was transferred back to the Zhouqu County Detention Center. The police wouldn't let his family or relatives visit him, and they tried to block all news about him. According to available information, Yang Yongming is being held unlawfully at the Lanzhou Pingantai Forced Labor Camp.
Zhouqu County Police Department: 86-941-5122196, 86-941-5122381,
Zhouqu County Chengguan Detention Center: 86-941-5122167
Zhouqu County Political and Judiciary Committee: 86-941-5122301