(Clearwisdom.net) During the past several years, Qinghe Detention Center in Haidian District, Beijing, has persecuted many practitioners to death or disability. During U.S. President Bush's visit to China earlier this year, the detention center personnel transferred all practitioners detained there to a secret place in order to cover up their crimes. They also reduced the number of people held in each cell from twenty to ten. They ordered the detainees there not to mention anything about Falun Gong practitioners should anyone from outside come to visit and inspect the detention center.
There are sixteen cells in each of the four divisions of the detention center. Almost every cell has practitioners detained there. Every practitioner is normally detained for one or two months before they are sent to labor camps. There's no legal procedure whatsoever. Oftentimes the detention center guards simply announce that a practitioner is being sent to a forced labor camp. Below is some information about some practitioners who are detained there.
Ms. Qi Yuzhen, retired professor of People's University was arrested at the east entrance of People's University on November 17, 2005. At 3:00 a.m. the next day the nearly 70-year-old lady was sent to Qinghe Detention Center.
Mr. Bai Shaohua, 34, was arrested along with his family in Beijing at around 5:00 p.m. on September 28, 2005. He was sent to Qinghe Detention Center. He went on a hunger strike to protest and was force-fed as a punishment. Twice he was sent to a hospital for emergency treatment. Because the labor camp refused to accept him due to his poor health, the police have been keeping him in the detention center. His brother, Bai Xiaojun, a lecturer at the Northeastern Normal University, was persecuted to death in 2000. His wife, Ji Lei, is now being detained in the same detention center.
Ms. Wang Chun, in her late 20s, was sent to Qinghe Detention Center around October 2005. She went on a hunger strike to protest and was force-fed as a result. She shouted "Falun Dafa is good" while being force fed. In November, she was sentenced to two years in a forced labor camp.
Ms. Geng Xinping, 58, was sent to the detention center on November 20, 2005, for distributing Dafa truth-clarification materials.
Ms. Yi Li, 57, was sent to the detention center in September 2005 for distributing Dafa truth-clarification materials. At present, she is being illegally sued.
Ms. Wang Xiurong, in her 60s or 70s, was also sent to the detention center.
Ms. Tang Yuan, in her 60s, was also detained in the detention center. The police asked her daughter to come to the detention center. They then asked her if she wanted Falun Gong or her daughter. She said she wanted both. At the end of October she was sentenced to one year (or eighteen months, the details are not clear) of forced labor.
Ms. Cheng Ran, in her 30s, was sentenced to two years of forced labor in September 2005. She has a toddler at home.
On September 28, 2005, Peng Quan, who owns a crystal craft business, was arrested at his home. The police ransacked his home and took away the whole family. Since his family members do not practice Falun Gong, they were released the next day. But Peng was sent to the detention center.
The address of the detention center:
25 Longgang Road, Haidian District, Beijing, 100085
Director's office: 86-10-62902266 ext 3500
Director Bai Gang: 86-10-62902266 ext 3502
Captain Zhu Feng: 86-10-82883420
Haidian Police Department: 86-10-82519110
Chief: Zhang Weigang
Political instructor: Wang Jucheng