Party Secretary Fang Li Persecutes Dafa Practitioners in Qushui Village, Yueqing Town, Tumen City, Jilin Province
(Clearwisdom.net) Fang Li, the former head of Qushui Village of Yueqing Town in Tumen City, Jilin Province, is now the Party Secretary. In the past several years, he has followed Jiang's regime closely to actively persecute Falun Dafa and Dafa practitioners. On many occasions, he defamed the founder of Falun Dafa, viciously destroyed truth-clarification materials, threatened practitioners, and reported practitioners to higher officials. During his tenure, several dozen practitioners in this village were abducted, sent to brainwashing centers, detained, and sent to labor camps. As early as the end of 1999, more than 10 practitioners were illegally arrested at one time. In the past several years, many village residents have come to know the truth about the persecution of Falun Gong, and have stopped participating in it. Still, in order to advance his own political career, Fang Li continued to persecute practitioners, and was thus promoted from village head to Party Secretary.
In order to get further promotions, Fang Li has unconditionally followed the orders from above, and has persecuted Dafa practitioners as much as he could. When practitioners in the same village asked him to stop persecuting Dafa, and stop cursing Dafa or Teacher, so as not to receive karmic retribution in the future, he replied that he was not afraid of retribution. He even kissed some female practitioners in front of other people. When practitioners asked him to stop following Jiang and doing bad deeds, he said he would stick with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to the end. He also shamelessly said in public that it is no problem to take advantage of women, since they are too embarrassed to tell others about it.
In October 2004, he went with the Yueqing Town Party Secretary, surnamed Jin, to the farmers' market to harass practitioner A. On the following day, he returned to the market with another person, where they together slandered Dafa and Teacher in front of practitioner A. Several days later, Fang Li asked Jin, as well as the village accountant, a policeman, and a female government officer, to go to practitioner A's vegetable patch and abduct her. As a result, this practitioner was forced to leave home.
Because of the persecution, practitioner A has suffered much financial hardship. The village officers reported this to high officials hoping to get some financial aid for A, but Party Secretary Jin blocked it. When practitioner A asked a village officer why her financial aid application was not approved, she was told that Party Secretary Jin said she was not suffering financial difficulty at all. They often treat practitioners like this. Practitioner A wrote letters to various government offices in Tumen City to expose the persecution against her from the township and village government. Fang Li was fearful, and asked A's family not to expose this.
In June 2005, in order to further advance his prestige, Fang Li led several people, including Township Party Secretary Jin, two female government officers, Bi Wenge from the 610 Office, Zhou Zhangqi from the police station, and the village head, among others, to the Coal Factory where practitioner A works. They intended to further persecute A by holding a brainwashing class. With righteous thoughts, practitioner A refused to comply with their plans and escaped from the site, spoiling their attempt to hold the class. Upon hearing this story, A's family went to these people to complain, mentioning that it was Fang Li that reported A to the police in 1999 and caused her to be arrested. Fang Li shamelessly said, "Yes, it was me who reported her and arrested her. What are you going to do about it?" Practitioner A's family was very upset: "So, you want to come and arrest my daughter-in-law? Is it because of her practicing Falun Gong? Falun Dafa is really good! Although I do not practice, I think Falun Gong is much better than the CCP!" Upon hearing this, Bi Wenge from the 610 Office said, "No, no, we are not here to arrest her. We are following an order from the provincial government to transform her. Even if she is not transformed, we still need to report her to the provincial government."
Due to the influence of the two party secretaries Jin and Fang Li, the coal factory owner refused to pay practitioner A's salary of more than 1,200 yuan.
In December 2005, policeman Zhou Zhangqi in Qushui Village went to harass practitioner A's family with the excuse of inspecting their residential status. Harassment of this sort made it impossible for practitioner A and her family to live a normal life.
Because of Fang Li, practitioner B was illegally detained many times and sent to a labor camp. After being brutally persecuted, B returned home and clarified the truth about Falun Gong to other people. When Fang Li saw this, he threatened B: "Do you want to be detained again?" Practitioner B opposed this with righteous thoughts. In December 2005, when B was clarifying the truth to several people, Fang Li went to interfere again. With righteous thoughts, practitioner B exposed Fang Li's bad deeds, such as harassing practitioners with the excuse of inspecting finances, as well as his defaming practitioners.