Falun Dafa Practitioner Mr. Zhang Ruiyou from Wei County, Hebei Province Dies as a Result of the Persecution
Mr. Zhang Ruiyou was in his 40's and lived in Weizhou Town, Wei County, Hebei Province. He was very healthy as he cultivated Falun Dafa with a firm and steady faith. The local 610 Office started to harass him in January 2000. Twice they arrested Mr. Zhang. He died in December 2000 after repeated abuse from the 610 Office system.
Falun Dafa Practitioners Ms. Qi Xiuzhen and Others Are Tortured in the Wei County Brainwashing Class
In July 2000, the Party Deputy Secretary Ren Ligang (male) of Weizhou Town, Wei County and police officer Men Fawang (male) led a group of thugs in establishing a brainwashing class in a motel near Qilihe Village. They called it the "Animal Training Drug Rehabilitation Class," which is a telling name for how they viewed and treated practitioners.
Town officials and police arrested more than ten Falun Dafa practitioners and tortured them for more than 20 hours each day. They forced the practitioners to run at 4-5 a.m. and tortured them until 3 a.m. the next day by forcing them to stand on bricks, facing the wall. They kicked and beat the practitioners and used electric batons to shock them while they were tied up. They burned the practitioners with cigarettes, stabbed them with needles and forced them to stand on a piece of brick or kneel on a wooden stick. The Falun Dafa practitioners were covered with injuries.
Ms. Qi Xiuzhen was taking care of her grandson, because her son and daughter-in-law had traveled to Beijing to appeal on behalf of Falun Dafa. She and the child were both locked up. Police forced her to attend the brainwashing class while holding her grandson. They forced her to stand in the hot, midday sun or stand on a piece of brick while facing the wall with her grandson in her arms. The Party Secretary Yu Li (male) of Weizhou Town came to personally direct these tortures on many occasions. Police officer Men Fawang shouted while beating the practitioners, "If I beat one of them to death, I will leave him alone. If I beat two of them to death, I will stack them up like firewood!"