RFA: Police in Zhuozhou City, Hebei Province Rape Two Women Falun Gong Practitioners
(Clearwisdom.net) Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported on December 2, 2005, according to a Thursday report on a Falun Gong website, on November 24, 2005, several policemen in police uniforms broke into the home of 51-year-old Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Liu Jizhi who lives in Zhuozhou City, Hebei Province. The police took Ms. Liu to Dongchengfang Town Police Station after ransacking her home and confiscating her Falun Gong exercise music tape and an audiocassette player. Ms. Liu's husband was not home at the time.
After Ms. Liu Jizhi refused to answer the police's questions during the interrogation, the police made her squat with her arms stretched out in front of her chest. Next they began to beat her with stun batons and rubber clubs. The following day, policeman He Xuejian took Liu Jizhi to a room where he savagely beat her, and then raped her. At the time, another policeman was in the room, but he did not say anything, nor did he try to stop the rape. Afterwards, another Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Han Yuzhi from the same village as Ms. Liu was also called into the room and raped by He Xuejian.
The police kept Ms. Liu until November 26 when her husband returned home and had to borrow 3,000 yuan to pay the "ransom" to the police.
RFA reporter Zeng called the Zhuozhou City Police Department to investigate and verify the case, but no one answered the phone.
A Falun Gong spokesperson in Washington DC, Chen Jun, told the reporter that the incident taking place in Dongchengfang Town Police Station was not an isolated event. In the past more than six years, the Chinese government (Chinese Communist Party) has never stopped its persecution of Falun Gong practitioners, and sexual abuses against women practitioners are even more horrible and degrading.
The report pointed out that the rape case severely injured Ms. Liu Jizhi, as well as traumatized her husband and her daughters. As of today, more than 100,000 Falun Gong practitioners have been detained, and at least 2,791 Falun Gong practitioners have died as a result of the persecution. Among them, 55% were women, and 57% were in their 50s and above.