Summary of Other Articles and News - October 21, 2005
Facts of the Persecution
Practitioner Mr. Shen Manliang, in his 40s, was "illegally arrested" in early April 2005. He held a hunger strike at the detention center to protest his unlawful detention and was force-fed. Mr. Shen has been illegally sentenced to three years of forced labor and is now being persecuted at the Shijiazhuang City Forced Labor Camp.
Practitioner Xu Xinmu was detained by police on April 22, 2005, and illegally sentenced to three years in a forced labor camp. He is currently being held at the Changlinzi Forced Labor Camp. He has lost about 20 kg (44 pounds) due to torture and is suffering from severe heart disease and high blood pressure. The authorities refuse to allow him to receive medical treatment.
Practitioner Mr. Chen Zenghui, in his early 40s, was abducted in early April 2005. They tried to send him to a detention center, but the detention center refused to accept him because he was diagnosed with a tumor. They sent Mr. Chen to the Hebei Provincial Capital Brainwashing Center instead.
Practitioner Mr. Xuan Huaijie from Chongli County, Hebei Province, was illegally sent to the Gaoyang Forced Labor Camp around 2001 but later regained his freedom through the power of righteous thoughts. On the evening of October 11, 2005, a group of officials from the Chongli County Political and Security Division broke into Mr. Xuan's home and abducted him. The next morning, his wife was told that he had been sent to the Gaoyang Forced Labor Camp.
Between late August and mid-September, seven practitioners from Huanglou Town, Qingzhou, Shandong Province, were abducted by local police. Practitioners Liu Yuerong, Wang Yuguang, and his wife had 2,000 yuan extorted from them before they were released. Mr. Wang Xiuyun is now being held at the Qingzhou City Brainwashing Class. Ms. Wang Deying is now being held in Qingzhou City and her current condition is unknown. Practitioners Liu Jiafen and Liu Caiying are being held at the Qingzhou City Detention Center. The authorities have said that the practitioners will not be released if the practitioners or their families won't pay the bribe money.
Category: Accounts of Persecution