Brutal Persecution of Falun Gong Practitioners in Xining City, Qinghai Province
(Clearwisdom.net) In the past several years, practitioners outside of China have stepped up their effort in exposing the inhumane persecution of practitioners by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). They also started to bring the perpetrators to justice through lawsuits. In November 2004, Su Rong, the former Party Secretary of Qinghai Province and leader of the CCP delegation to Zambia, was sued in Zambia by practitioners for his part in the brutal persecution. When the Zambia police issued an arrest warrant for him, he managed to escape and eventually went back to Gansu Province. This incident shocked the citizens all over Qinghai Province.
As a result, many police officers in charge of persecuting practitioners had to change from carrying out their missions publicly to doing so in secret.
Last year, under the instruction of the Political and Judiciary Committee of Xining City and Qinghai Province, personnel from the Qinghai Province Police Department, National Security Brigade, and the 610 Office started to arrest practitioners at night and in plainclothes.
At the end of 2003, practitioner Ms. Ge Yanhua, in her forties, from Chengbei District, Xining City, was arrested by officers from the Xining City Police Department, and was sentenced to three years of forced labor.
In early 2004, police officers from Xining City Police Department illegally searched practitioner Ms. Wang Xianjin's home in Chengzhong District, Xining City. Ms. Wang, 60, was arrested and held in the Ershilipu Detention Center in Xining City.
On February 20, 2004, plainclothes policemen from the Xining City Police Department drove six cars and illegally searched many practitioners' homes. They arrested two practitioners from Chengdong District, Xining City - Ms. Wang Guizhi and her daughter Zhang Qingyuan. They are being held in the Ershilipu Detention Center (telephone number: 86-971-5311982). The National Security Brigades of Chengdong District and Chengzhong District in Xining City were in charge of these activities.
In October 2001, while clarifying the truth on the Big Cross Overpass in Xining City, practitioner Ms. Zhang Qingyuan was arrested and later illegally sentenced to forced labor. She was not released until the end of 2003. Two months later, she was arrested again. Practitioner Ms. Wang Guizhi, in her sixties, resisted the illegal arrest, and the police officers forcibly pushed her into a car. One month after her detention, Zhang Qingyuan was sentenced to one year of forced labor.
Since last April, the Chinese Ministry of Public Security has organized the persecution activities. Plainclothes policemen were stationed outside the homes of practitioners or hid in cars to follow and monitor practitioners. They also listened to practitioners' phone conversations.
On April 13, 2005, practitioner Ms. Wang Guizhi was secretly arrested by police officers from the Xining City Police Department Chengdong Branch and the local police station. The Party Secretary of Chengdong District Political and Judicial Committee sent her to a brainwashing center for more than two months. She was not released until the end of June.
On July 9, 2005, practitioner Ms. Wang Yuzhi was clarifying the truth to a plainclothes policeman from the local Xiguan Street Police Station in Xining City. The policeman forcibly took her to the detention center. Ms. Wang was sentenced to two years of forced labor.
On February 21, 2005, practitioner Mr. Dang Fabang, who was forced to become homeless to avoid persecution, went home to visit his wife and child. He was arrested by police officers from the Xining City National Security Department, Xining City Police Department and Pengjiazhai Police Station. He was taken to the Xining City National Security Department and was tied to a Tiger Bench. His four limbs were secured by special locks. Police officers took turns to watch him and did not allow him to sleep. Three days later, Dang was able to escape.
In July 2005, police officers from the Xining City Police Department and police stations went to homes of practitioners in their districts and took their fingerprints by force.
At around noontime on July 25, 2005, the director and deputy director of the Huangzhong County Police Department (both with the last name of Zhang) led two police officers from their department and four police officers from the Zongzhai Township Police Station to illegally search the homes of five villagers in Xiejia Village of Zongzhai Township. One home was searched even when the owner was not there. The police officers confiscated a large sum of money and personal belongings. They arrested 43-year-old practitioner Ms. Song Jubang and physically abused her during the arrest.
It was reported that in August, Song was illegally held in the Ershilipu Detention Center. In order to protest the arrest, Ms. Song went on a hunger strike. The police officers brutally cut her throat open and inserted a feeding tube to force-feed her. Ms. Song was sentenced to two years of forced labor.
Lv Benqian was appointed as the Director of the Xining City Police Department in 2003. He is currently a standing member of the Xining City Party Committee and the Party Secretary of the Political and Judicial Committee. Under his direction, the 610 Offices, National Security Department and Police Department in Xining City have intensified their persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. He is directly responsible for all the persecution cases mentioned above.
Lv Benqian's home phone number: 86-971-6145909
Deputy Director of Xining City Police Department, Huang Shujiang.
Telephone number of Ershilipu Detention Center: 86-971-5311982