Falun Dafa Practitioners Detained in Daqing Prison Sue Prison Personnel and Inmate for Crimes Committed Against Practitioners
All Falun Gong practitioners detained in Daqing Prison
- Li Fangjie, Deputy Prison Affairs Section Chief (former Deputy Warden of No. 3 Ward), Daqing Prison
- Jiang Shuchen, Director of Daqing Prison
- Ye Wenhui, Deputy Warden of No. 1 Ward, Daqing Prison
- Wang Huanqing, prisoner in the No. 1 Ward, Daqing Prison
- Li Fangjie, Deputy Division Head of No. 3 Ward has beaten Falun Gong practitioner Zhang Zhong detained in the No. 3 Ward so violently that Zhang Zhong's legs became disabled; his stomach has been dysfunctional for over half a year now and his life is in danger. Li Fangjie still remains at large.
- Director of Daqing Prison Jiang Shuchen and Deputy Warden of No.1 Ward Ye Wenhui ordered and instigated No.1 Ward prisoners Wang Huanqing and others to beat practitioner Li Lizhuang detained in the No.1 Ward to the point that Mr. Li's ribs were fractured, soft tissues around his waist were severely damaged and his cornea was clogged with blood. However, Wang Huanqing has not received any punishment.
At 9 a.m. on September 15, 2003, Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Zhang Zhong, detained in the No. 3 Ward of Daqing Prison, was practicing the Falun Gong exercises in his cell. He was called to the office by Deputy Warden Li Fangjie. Li and several other police officers violently punched Mr. Zhang's head, causing him to lose consciousness and fall to the ground instantly. However, the perpetrators claimed that Mr. Zhang was faking. So they all kicked his abdomen, causing Mr. Zhang to vomit blood; he could not stand up due to the disabling of his lower limbs. Mr. Zhang's stomach was also severely injured and he could not eat anything. He would vomit anything taken in. He is now staying at the prison hospital and shows no sign of recovery. His life is in great danger. The head of the hospital said privately that Mr. Zhang could only live for half a month at most. However, Li Fangjie is still at large, as if nothing has happened. As a law enforcement personnel, Li knowingly broke the law himself, tortured a detained practitioner to disability with cruel means and completely ignored the consequences. This kind of savage conduct has severely violated state law and regulations, tarnished the reputation of the police and should be severely punished according to the law. However, so far no one has agreed to attend to the case and it has been postponed numerous times. Therefore, we decided to write this complaint.
Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Li Lizhuang was detained in the No.1 Ward of Daqing Prison. Because he refused to write the "Repentance Statement" (1), Prison Director Jiang Shuchen threatened him, "If you don't write it, I will torture you. We will not allow you to sleep! I will not give you any human rights. Let's see who's more powerful, Falun Dafa or me." Soon afterwards, Mr. Li was sent back to the prison from the factory. The then Deputy Warden of the No. 1 Ward, Ye Wenhui, transferred him to the No. 2 Team (still in No. 1 Ward). Since then, prisoner Wang Huanqing has subjected Mr. Li to long-term brutal persecution and others jailed there. They beat him, abused him, and often tortured him inhumanly, which has caused severe damage to both Mr. Li's mind and body.
From December 2003 to January 2004, Wang and others stripped Mr. Li to the skin and soaked him in icy cold water (for as long as half an hour each time), squeezed his testicles, pulled his penis, stuffed his mouth with dirty rags, and inserted a water tube and toothbrush into his anus and ran water into the tube. The torture almost killed Mr. Li. Then they dragged his naked body around in the hall. They tortured him like this again and again for a month. As long as Mr. Li refused to write the "Repentance Statement" they would keep torturing him. On January 15, 2004, prisoner Wang Huanqing slandered Falun Dafa while making a cell phone call secretively in the restroom. Mr. Li happened to be washing his face there, so he said, "Falun Dafa is a righteous way." Wang Huanqing was outraged upon hearing it and he verbally abused Mr. Li loudly. Then Wang went to find eight or nine people to violently beat Mr. Li, to the point that Mr. Li's ribs were fractured, the soft tissues around his waist were severely damaged and his cornea was clogged with blood. Mr. Li has reported the persecution against him many times to Deputy Warden Ye and other prison personnel, but the only reply he got was, "We cannot keep an eye on you 24 hours a day."
Especially over the past few years, the police officers always treat the practitioners inhumanly and show no care about their lives. Dafa disciples are always honest, kind and never harm others. They are truly the best people. Why should they be treated so cruelly? What kind of a society are we in today? What is truly beautiful is regarded as ugly, but the truly ugly thing is considered as something of beauty. The perpetrators who are committing evil deeds are allowed to get away with their crimes, while the truly good people are put in jail. If things continue like this, won't humankind bring destruction to itself?
Mr. Zhang Zhong has become disabled due to the beatings from the police in Daqing Prison. The Intermediate People's Procuratorate in Daqing City has started to investigate this case. However, whether they will handle the case seriously or not remains to be seen. We sincerely hope that all law enforcement personnel at each level can let go of any prejudice and handle the case according to the law, so as to uphold justice and to bring the perpetrators to justice.
June 1, 2004
(1) "Repentance Statement": In this statement, the practitioner is forced to admit remorse for practicing Falun Gong, promise to give up Falun Gong and never again to associate with other practitioners or to go to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong.