Facts of the Persecution - 610 Office Personnel and National Guard Police in Jiahe County, Hunan Province Extort Money from Practitioner's Workplace
On September 2, 2005, the 610 Office chief and Deputy Political Secretary Lei Zhibao, of Jiahe County, Hunan Province, along with Liao Hanbin of the National Guard Police Department, and others went to Tieluxia Coal Mine in Jiahe County. The coal mine is the workplace of Mr. Zeng Zhiyue, who is the husband of practitioner Cheng Chunhua. They went there to extort money, demanding 6,000 yuan as a fine imposed by the county director's office. On September 3, Mr. Zeng was ordered to stop working until he paid the "fine." Zeng Zhiyue indicated that he would appeal to higher authorities. Upon hearing this, Lei Zhibao immediately ordered the coal mine not to fine Mr. Zeng and to let him continue working. The mine manager then invited Zeng Zhiyue back.