Facts of the Persecution

1. Ms. Huang Dengfang, a Falun Gong Practitioner in Jiang'an, Sichuan Province is Tortured to Death

Ms. Huang Dengfang was tortured to death at the age of 65. She was a resident of Qingyou Street, Dongcheng, Jiang'an County, Yibin City, Sichuan Province. Ms. Huang started practicing Falun Gong in 1997. After receiving a tip from a witness in July 2002, the local police unlawfully arrested Ms. Huang while she was clarifying the truth about Falun Gong and China's persecution of Falun Gong to the local people. The police took her to Jiang'an Detention Center, where she was repeatedly subjected to cruel torture for two months. When she was barely conscious and in mortal danger, she was released in September 2002. She died three days later.

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2. Partial List of Crimes Committed by Mr. Zhang Chunsheng, a Warden at Daqing Prison

Mr. Zhang Chunsheng is a warden at the Daqing Prison in Daqing, Heilongjiang Province. Zhang often orders prison inmates to torture the illegally incarcerated Falun Gong practitioners in the prison. In June 2004, Zhang tried to force a Falun Gong practitioner named Zhao Yu'an to write the three statements renouncing Falun Gong in writing. When Zhao refused to give in, Zhang ordered the prison inmates to repeatedly beat him until he passed out, went into a shock, and lost his blood pressure. He barely survived despite the hospital's emergency resuscitation. He could not eat for seven days. In May 2004, Zhang Chunsheng locked another Falun Gong practitioner named Jin Sheng in a small solitary cell and kept him in a metal chair for days. This is known as the iron chair torture. Zhang also deprived Jin Sheng of sleep. He ordered prison inmates to watch him and to kick him anytime Jin closed his eyes. Zhang Chunsheng repeatedly confiscated the Falun Gong practitioners' pens and notepads. He forbids Falun Gong practitioners from talking to each other. Anytime he found Falun Gong practitioners talking to one another, he either cursed or insulted the prison inmates responsible for watching those practitioners and deducted points from the prison inmate, which reduces their chances of getting an early parole. This is an attempt to isolate each Falun Gong practitioner and to break their wills. Zhang Chunsheng even ordered the prison inmates to stay within one meter of distance from each Falun Gong practitioner at all times. Four prison inmates rotate watching each Falun Gong practitioner around the clock. Because of this isolation policy, prison inmates are watching Falun Gong practitioners even during the lunch break.

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