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Family of Henan Province Practitioner Yuan Xianggan Shattered as a Result of Persecution

August 09, 2005 |  


Mr. Yuan Xianggan was a mathematics teacher at Ruyang First High School in the Luoyang area of Henan Province. He was illegally sentenced to three years in prison. Later his wife, Ren Qin, also a mathematics teacher in the same school, was sentenced to four years in prison. His sister Yuan Xiangfan was tortured to near death at Shibalihe Women's Forced Labor Camp. She was taken home on December 9, 2002, and passed away on September 8, 2003. Yuan Xianggan was forced to leave home to avoid further persecution.

Mr. Yuan Xianggan is forty years old. He is an excellent teacher and has also persisted in practicing Falun Dafa. In February 2000, he went to appeal in Beijing and was sentenced to three years in prison. He was sent to Luoyang Forced Labor Camp, where he suffered inhumane torture. After his release in February 2003, he started clarifying the facts of the persecution again.

His sister Yuan Xiangfan was arrested in February of 2002 for appealing in Beijing. She was detained at the Ruyang County Detention Center and was subjected to the iron chair torture method for three days straight. When a higher provincial official came to inspect the detention center, Ms. Yuan was carried out in the iron chair to avoid notice by the inspection team. Seeing this horrible scene, many people shed tears. In 2001, she was sent to the Shibalihe Women's Forced Labor Camp, where the police and inmates subjected her to inhumane torture. When she was tortured to near death, she was finally released and taken home by her family on December 9, 2002. Paralyzed, Ms. Yuan remained in bed until she passed away on September 8, 2003.

In early August 2003, Ms. Ren Qin, Yuan Xianggan's wife, was illegally detained for 15 days at Ruyang Detention Center. After being forced to pay 250 yuan in so-called living expenses, she was transferred to the Fengshan Hotel, where she was detained for over 10 days and had to pay 100 yuan each day in living expenses. Afterwards she was once again transferred to a brainwashing class at a school for the blind and deaf, where she suffered torture for 15 days. Because she refused to give up her belief, she was again detained in a detention center one week later.

Soon after his sister Yuan Xiangfan was cremated, Mr. Yuan Xianggan was investigated and the police attempted to sentence him. To avoid further persecution, Mr. Yuan was forced to leave home. The public security office searched for him all over. He was expelled from school. Several months later, his wife Ren Qin was sentenced to four years in prison, leaving behind a son in high school and Mr. Yuan's parents, who are seventy years old.

The officials in Ruyang First High School actively cooperated with the 610 Office to persecute practitioners. Principal Yuan Zhenhan has repeatedly incited hatred toward Dafa and practitioners among staff members and students in public. The party secretary Chu Xi'an is also actively involved. Two other teachers in this school are practitioners, and at present they are not allowed to work.

Li Baoxian, the director of the Political and Security Office in the Ruyang County Public Security Bureau, Henan Province (the person mainly responsible for persecuting Falun Gong): 86-379-8213548

Wan Daguang, the secretary of the Political and Security Committee in Ruyang County: 86-379-8214815, 86-379-8215392
Chen Huili, the head of the 610 Office in Ruyang County: 86-379-8211827
Li Jun, Chief of the Bureau of Education in Ruyang County: 86-379-8211218
Yuan Zhenhan, Principal of Ruyang First High School: 86-379-68226308 (Home), 86-13938848666 (Cell)
Chu Xi'an, secretary: 86-379-68288696