(Clearwisdom.net) Mr. Cheng Jingshan was a farmer from Guyi Village, Liulintun Town, Luancheng County, Hebei Province. At the end of 2003, Cheng gained his release after 28 months of unlawful detention in a forced labor camp. In the fall of 2004, someone reported Cheng when he was distributing truth-clarifying materials. The perpetrators arrested and detained him in the county detention center. They beat him cruelly. He became disfigured. Subsequently, Cheng was transferred to a brainwashing center in Shijiazhuang City, and then to a forced labor camp for a 3-year term. Mr. Cheng was tortured until he was in a critical condition. In May 2004, his family members carried him home. He was brain damaged. Cheng's mind was not clear. He died on January 11, 2005.
Mr. Cheng Jingshan was a 64 year old farmer from Guyi Village, Liulintun Town, Luancheng County, Hebei Province. Before he began to practice Falun Gong, he suffered from many diseases. He had gastritis and the upper part of his digestive tract bled for over 10 years. His condition did not improve, although he took medicine all the time. He had sciatica and pain in the legs, and he had to wear cotton-wadded trousers all year long. The joints on his hands were severely disfigured. After he started to cultivate Falun Gong, he gradually regained his health.
After the persecution started in July 20, 1999, the old man went to appeal in Beijing many times, clarifying the truth to people. The perpetrators arrested him and escorted him back, and then detained him in the local detention centers and places, such as the home for the elderly. In the detention centers, the persecutors beat him, physically punished him, put handcuffs and shackles on him, and force fed him when he went on hunger strikes.
In August 2000, inside a home for the elderly, which was used as a "jail" by some corrupt township government officials, the mayor of the town, Wang Shuzhong, ordered some goons to beat Cheng Jingshan. The torture lasted from dinnertime until 11 p.m. Li, head of the Township Land Management Station pricked Cheng's sides and abdomen with two sharp tips from a bamboo broom. He then asked Cheng to stand up and kicked his legs on both the inner side and the outer side (of the legs). As a result, the muscle on Cheng's left leg near the knee was damaged, and he limped for a long time.
On September 19, 2001, the persecutors sentenced Cheng to 3 years of forced labor and sent him to Shijiazhuang Forced Labor Camp. In the labor camp, the persecutors beat him, deprived him of sleep, forced him to stand or squat still for a long time, shocked him with electric batons, tortured him with "Tying the Ropes" [The police tie up the practitioner with a thin rope, circle the rope around his neck, and tie his hands behind his back], and force fed him when he went on hunger strikes.
After going through 28 months' of torture, the old man was released at the end of 2003. He then rented a room in Nanguan Village, Luancheng County and started his own small business. On the night of April 7, 2004, when he was distributing truth-clarifying materials, a villager named Zhao Lipo reported him to the police. Some police guards arrested and beat Cheng, and then detained him in Luancheng County Detention Center. Cheng's face was severely disfigured from the beating. Subsequently, Cheng was transferred to a brainwashing center in Shijiazhuang City, and then sent to a forced labor camp for another 3-year term.
During his detention in the detention centers and forced labor camp, Cheng Jingshan had always protested the persecution by going on hunger strikes. When he was tortured close to death's door, and he was barely conscious, his family members were allowed to carry him home on their backs. A subsequent medical exam showed that because of the severe torture, blood had accumulated inside Cheng's brain. Because of the brain damage, Cheng's mind was not clear. As if all of this was not enough, the unlawful persecutors continued to harass him. On January 11, 2005, Cheng passed away.
Related phone numbers:
Zhang Zhenxian, Party Secretary of Luancheng County: 86-311-5503890 (Office), 86-13933195988 (Cell)
Xie Xiaodong, Secretary of County Political and Judiciary Committee: 86-311-5503899 (Office), 86-13603312306 (Cell)
Liu Hengfu, Former Secretary of County Political and Judiciary Committee: 86-311-5503886 (Office), 86-13903212545 (Cell), 86-311-8030166 (Home)
People directly responsible:
Yang Weidong, head of the County "610 Office": 86-311-5503781 (Office), 86-311-8035892 (Home)
Wang Shuzhong, former Township Party Secretary of Liulintun Town: 86-311-5541289 (Office), 86-311-8034521 (Home)
Fan Weijing, Vice Party Secretary of Liulintun Town: 86-311-8662169 (Home)
Zhang Qingli, Vice Township Mayor of Liulintun Town: 86-311-5541289 (Office), 86-311-8034559 (Home)
Zhao, Director of the Home for the Elderly; Li, Director of the Land Management Station; Chen Lili, a "610 Office" staff; Zhang Jiantang, a police guard from Liulintun Town Police Station