Summary of Other Articles and News - January 8, 2005
Facts of the Persecution
1. Personal account of the persecution of practitioner Wang Xiuyun from Tonghua City, Jilin Province
My name is Wang Xiuyun, and I am a worker in the mechanization department of the Jianan Company of the Tonghua Steel Company. On July 22, 1999, I went to Changchun City, and as the train reached the suburb, Tonghua City, I was forcibly taken to the police station. Since then I have had no freedom. The director of the neighborhood association and policemen from the police station have come to my house to harass me all the time. Around November 1999, they asked me to go to the police station and used force and trickery to get me to make false statements to defame Falun Gong, causing me great psychological suffering. In June 2000, policeman Zhang Donghui and a man working in Beijing came to my house, and asked me to sign a sheet printed with an agreement "not to practice, and not to go to Beijing to appeal." I refused. Zhang was furious and said, "My wife is six months pregnant. I will be laid off if you don't sign." On November 4, 2000, I heard that the secretary Zhang Delin and Guo Wanting said in their conversation that they would arrest me and put me in Changchun Labor Camp. I was forced to escape and have stayed away from my home ever since.
2. Practitioner Li Xinglian in Suining City, Sichuan Province was repeatedly persecuted
My name is Li Xinglian. I am a 63 year-old retired woman. I live in the City Government Housing of the Chuanshan District City Committee in Suining City, Sichuan Province. On June 25, 2000, I went to Chuanshan Park to practice, and was taken to the Chengxi Police Station, where I was held for two days in a room covered with urine and feces. On July 24, 2000, I was practicing on the hill of the Baique Temple. Policemen Mr. Xiao and Mr. Duan, and national policeman Yang Renfang arrested me and held me in the Wujiawan Detention Center for 11 days. They tried to force me to write letters pledging not to practice. I refused because I felt that Dafa had saved my life and I could not betray it. On September 26, 2002, the head of the Chengxi Police Station, Hu Shuangqing, policeman Ji Youyun, and a man named Tian Guilin came to arrest me. They cuffed me so tightly that my hands wouldn't stop bleeding. I was held in the Linquansi Detention Center for a month, during which they slapped me and deprived me of sleep. On November 5, 2003, the Chengxi Police Station policemen arrested me and again detained me at the Lingquansi Detention Center for 20 days. I kept telling them the facts about Falun Gong and was later released. On February 17, 2004, they came to arrest me again, which forced me to escape from my home permanently.
3. The persecution of practitioners Li Xiufeng, Li Shunmei, and Huang Xiaoying in Yongxing County, Chenzhou City, Hunan Province
On August 9, 2002 of the lunar calendar, practitioners Li Xiufeng, Li Shunmei, and Huang Xiaoying in Bolin Town, Yongxing County, Chenzhou, Hunan Province went to the countryside to distribute materials clarifying the facts about Falun Gong. They were arrested by the town political and judiciary secretary Kuang Chenggang and taken to the police station the next day. He held them for 72 hours, forcibly searched them, took away their cash, and finally sent them to the Yongxing County Jail on August 13. Li Shunmei and Huang Xiaoying were illegally detained for 80 days, and money was extorted from them before they were released. Li Xiufeng was kept in the jail for 7 months, during which she went on a hunger strike for 42 days. The jail warden Cao Gang personally force-fed her 7 times, twice with concentrated salt water. They broke two of her teeth, and caused her to pass out every time they force-fed her. The guidance instructor Liu Wucheng lifted Li up by her ears and caused them to tear. They tortured her this way until she was near death. Then they called her family to give money to them and get her back.
4. Mr. Yan Yong and his wife Cao Pingqin in Chenzhou, Hunan Province were illegally sentenced to forced labor
Cao Pingqin is a practitioner in the Baoshan Lead-and-Zinc Mine in Guiyang County. In 2004, Zhou Tiansheng, the director of the mine retirees' office, reported her when she was distributing materials clarifying the truth about Falun Gong. The police arrested her and her husband, Yan Yong, on July 27. On November 30, 2004, Cao was arrested again and sentenced to one year of forced labor. Yan Yong worked at the Guiyang County Business Bank. On December 19, 2004, he was sentenced to four years in prison. Their daughter, Yan Xiyun, born on August 26, 1995, is under the care of her 70-year-old grandparents.
Category: Accounts of Persecution