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Many Practitioners Persecuted in the Wenling Region of Zhejiang Province

November 03, 2005 |   By a practitioner in Wenling Region, Zhejiang Province

(Clearwisdom.net) Wenling's 610 Office officials have cruelly mistreated Falun Dafa practitioners since the persecution began on July 20, 1999, and have committed countless crimes.

In the summer of 2005, Ms. Chen Junhua, who is in her 40s, distributed a Falun Dafa flyer at a local bank. As a result, she was arrested and sentenced to a three-year prison term. Now she is deprived of her freedom and is being held in the Wenling Detention Center. Prior to this detention, Ms. Chen was repeatedly detained by 610 Office officials and was subjected to forced labor at the Moganshan Forced Labor Camp, where she underwent physical torture and mental torment. She was continually subjected to brainwashing for over two years until her entire body appeared to fester with an unbearable odor. After her release, according to one source, 610 Office officials paid secret agents to follow her on a monthly basis. They pretended to be interested in Falun Gong and asked Ms. Chen to teach them Faun Gong in order to monitor her closely. When Ms. Chen was arrested this summer, a dozen people showed up and claimed that they had received a Dafa flyer from Ms. Chen.

Since last summer, officials in charge of the 610 Office have been extremely aggressive. Because they distributed Dafa truth clarification materials, many local practitioners were sentenced to prison or forced labor. Mr. Yu Lixin, who is in his 40s, was sentenced to five and a half years and is now detained in the Hangzhou Men's Prison. According to a reliable source within the police department, Mr. Yu Lixin has gone on a long-term hunger strike. He has lost the vision in one eye, is paralyzed, lives with an assistant and is now in critical condition. Prior to this latest detention Mr. Yu had served three years of forced labor.

Practitioner Ms. Wu Misu, who is in her 40s, was sentenced to three years in prison. Several years ago Ms. Wu had served an unlawful two-year forced labor term. Because of her severe asthma, she could not tolerate the hard labor, and her life was in danger at the forced labor camp. She was released on bail for medical treatment. Now she has to serve a three-year term. Her husband divorced her and left a seven-year-old son at home without care. The other practitioners who were sentenced to forced labor include Ms. Chen Junhua for three years, Qu Zeming for three years, Ding Ruzhen for three and a half years, Meiju (no first name available) for two years, Li Xiao Shu for one and a half years, and Guo Xiaobo's sentence has been commuted to one year of house arrest. In less than a year, so many practitioners in the small area of Wenling have been illegally sentenced and persecuted.

The Wenling area officials use fiendish methods of torture to persecute practitioners, including sleep deprivation, exposure to the summer sun until the victim is dizzy and then is forced to answer questions, inciting criminals to beat practitioners, electric shocks, exposure to freezing winter conditions, and other atrocities. Practitioner Mr. Yu Lixin is an example. After he had been on a hunger strike for several months, the persecutors handcuffed him onto a cross-shaped frame against a wall for a long period of time and used sharpened bamboo sticks to poke his face. The wounds on his face dripped blood, but these police officers laughed wildly and could not stop laughing. They also force-fed the unconscious Mr. Yu by opening his month with hardware so that his teeth were broken off and his mouth bled constantly. The police, however, told his parent that Mr. Yu was "receiving treatment." There is more evidence of crimes that need confirmation and exposure.

Several years ago practitioner Ms. Yan Suyun, who was in her 40s, died as a result of being persecuted. The details of her death are still unknown.