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The Persecution Falun Gong Practitioners Have Suffered in Leshan City, Sichuan Province

January 28, 2006 |  

(Clearwisdom.net) On December 31, 2005, the Shizhong District Court in Leshan City, Sichuan Province illegally sentenced Falun Gong practitioners Li Ronglai, Wei Lang and Lu Dongrong to ten, eight, and seven years in prison, respectively, for broadcasting a truth clarification video over cable TV in Leshan City in March 2003.

Since July 20, 1999, some party members and officials in Leshan City have followed the Jiang Zemin regime's genocidal policies regarding Falun Gong practitioners to "ruin their reputations, bankrupt them financially, and destroy them physically," and "killing Falun Gong practitioners is considered nothing and should be counted as suicide." They ransacked their homes, arrested and sentenced them, tortured them, put them in labor camps and levied heavy fines against them. These acts gave Leshan City one of the most severe records in China for persecuting Falun Gong practitioners. The persecution in Leshan City is summarized below:

1) Six Falun Gong practitioners were persecuted to death

Police officials from the No. 2 Zhang Gongqiao Police Station, Leshan City, arrested Mr. Zhang Zhuo, 32, an Agriculture Bureau official from Leshan City, at around 5:00 PM, on June 7, 2002. He was found dead at the police station the next day. Bloodstains and scars were found on his body. Traces of a rope were also left on his neck. Mr. Zhang is survived by his six-year-old son.

Ms. Guo Qirong, former Mt. Emei City Political Consultative Committee member in Sichuan Province, spent three years in a forced labor camp. On August 17, 2002, soon after her release, she was arrested once again, and later was sentenced to four years in prison. On December 17, she was suddenly sent under custody to the Western Sichuan Women's Jail in Longquanyi, Chengdu City. On the morning of December 18, she was tortured to death.

Ms. Huang Lisha, 35, was a staff member at the Human Resource Office of the Yangcunpu Coal Mine, Mt. Emei City. In June 2000 she was taken to the notorious Nanmusi Forced Labor Camp, Zizhong City, Sichuan Province. One year later, she was sent back to the detention center at Emei City. In July 2002, she became destitute and homeless due to the persecution. On August 22, 2002, the Supo Police Station, Qingyao District, Chengdu City imprisoned Ms. Huang at a Chengdu detention center. On August 23, Ms. Huang started a hunger strike to protest her imprisonment. Later, she was force-fed with food and drugs, and was given an injection. She had a reaction to the drugs, started to spit up blood, and had blood in her stool. The detention center still refused to release her. As a result, Ms. Huang passed away on October 17, 2002, at the Qingyang District Hospital in Chengdu City.

In 2000, Mr. Yang Xuezhi, a retired employee from the Jiajiang County Water-supply Factory in Leshan City, was sentenced to two years of forced labor just because he went to Beijing to validate Dafa. He continued to clarify the truth and validate Dafa after his release in 2002. However, he was imprisoned again in February 2003. The guards and the regular inmates brutally tortured him. In March 2003, Mr. Yang's family took him back home, but he could not be saved and passed away two days later.

Ms. Luo Fengying, 36, a farmer at Qing'e Village, Suji Town, the Shizhong District of Leshan City, began to practice Falun Gong in 1998. As a result, several sicknesses that she had suffered from got cured. After the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started to persecute Falun Gong on July 20, 1999, the police detained her for 15 days. Also, the local 610 office and the police from the Suji Town Police Station ransacked her home many times. They used all means to harass and threaten her. Consequently, because of the extreme mental pressure, Ms. Luo died in June 2002.

Ms. Shi Yuzhen, who lived in the Shuangdiao group, Zhenzhu Village, Shuangxi Town, Mabian County in Leshan City was in her seventies. She started practicing Falun Gong in 1997. Her serious asthma was cured while practicing. After July 20, 1999, when the party launched the persecution against Falun Dafa, the local government officials and policemen frequently harassed and persecuted her, which made Ms. Shi unable to continue practicing Falun Gong. As the result, she suffered a relapse of the asthma that had previously been cured. She died on December 21, 2004.

2) Many Falun Gong practitioners were sentenced

Mr. Cui Xiaoping was sentenced to three years forced labor in 1999. In 2002, when he demanded his job back, he was again sent to a forced labor camp for 2 years. At the beginning of 2004, he was arrested for the third time, and in December 2004, was sentenced to 6 years in prison, where he was tortured to the brink of death.

In July 2002, the couple Mr. Li Hongyuan and Ms. Li Chuanfang were sentenced to three and half years, and three years in prison respectively.

Mr. Li Renqing was sentenced to one year in a forced labor camp in 2001, and sentenced for a year and a half in prison in May 2003. In January 2005 he was arrested again.

Ms. Hu Ruifang spent two years in a forced labor camp after 2001 and was arrested again in February 2005.

Mr. Li Shisong was sentenced to one and a half years in a forced labor camp in December 2000. Afterwards he was again sentenced to a 4 year term and is still in jail.

Mr. Shuai Liangcheng, a secondary-level disabled veteran army officer from Yang Wanxiang Village, the City central district, was sentenced to three and half years in prison in September 2004.

Ms. Zhu Chengying was sentenced to 10 years in prison in September 2005.

3) Police officials abuse of Falun Gong practitioners

The guards at the Wutongqiao District Detention Center in Leshan City used 27 different tortures on Falun Gong practitioners, including, "The hundred-treasures gruel," (forcing practitioners to eat meals contaminated by inmate's mucous and sputum) etc.

A young lady at the Shangwan District was subjected to a forced abortion of her six-month-old fetus without her or her family's consent, after the police from the Wutongqiao Police Station arrested her. Afterwards she was sentenced to seven years in prison.

Ms. Zhong Shufeng at Masang Village, Guanying Town, Wutongqiao was arrested and her home was ransacked several times. Her personal property and cash were confiscated, with a total value of 4,000 yuan, and never returned to her. The local police used surveillance and harassment, which frequently disturbed Ms. Zhong's normal life.

The guards at Shizhong District, Leshan City mercilessly beat Falun Gong practitioners who were imprisoned at the Leshan Detention Center. A guard beat 45-year-old Ms. Lai Hua with whips until she was covered with bruises. Her thighs swelled up so much that she was unable to put her pants on and the bones in her feet were fractured as a result of the torture.

In June 2005, three Falun Gong practitioners Wei Lang, Lu Dongrong and Li Ronglai were arrested. The police tortured them cruelly to extort confessions from them. Li Ronglai, who was in his fifties, was hung up for 4 days and nights, with both hands tied up behind his back. He was beaten until his mind was unclear. In that state, he pleaded "guilty."

4) Forced brainwashing

Since 1999, Leshan City has organized brainwashing sessions almost every year to "reeducate" Falun Gong practitioners, including the notorious Shizhushan Brainwashing session.

5) Persecution in the Wumaping Jail

More than 40 Falun Gong practitioners were imprisoned in the Wumaping Jail, which is located in Muchuan County, Leshan City. The jail authorities claim a 100% "transformation" rate of Falun Gong practitioners there. All of the steadfast practitioners were transferred into a "strict prison area," where they were deprived of sleep for seven days and nights. The guards designated inmates to beat them until they wrote the three statements. A guard called Gao Hu used to personally beat practitioners.

Falun Gong practitioner's rights to use the phones and to contact family members were also suspended. Practitioners were also asked to praise the jail and hide the truth when they met with their families. Otherwise, the meeting was to be halted immediately, and their families were threatened, "You will take the responsibility for the things you say! If you harm the jail's image, your local police station can arrest you!"

Some contact information of responsible persons:

Yu Wei, CCP party committee secretary of Leshan City: 86-833- 2449108 (office), 86-833- 2430918 (home), 86-398137888 (cell)

Luo Jian'an, the CCP politics and law committee secretary of Leshan City: 86-833-2444039 (office), 86-833-2127721 (home), 86-1390813032 (cell).

You Dongxian, Director of the National Security Bureau: 86-833-2138147 (office), 86-833- 2495636 (home), 86-13308130323 (cell)

Chen Zhengquan, Director of the Police Department of Leshan City: 86-833-2499001 (office), 86-833-2455638 (home), 86-13908130638 (cell)

Yang Xiaojiang, Deputy Director of the Police Department of Leshan City: 86-833-499007 (office), 86-1390813279 (cell)

Sun Jianping, Head of the National Security Team of Leshan City: 86-833-2499181 (office), 86-833-2433383 (home), 86-13808137799 (cell)

Li Deyou, Commissar of the National Security Team of Leshan City: 86-833-2499118 (office), 86-833-2440500 (home), 86-13.90813067(cell)

Wan Chaoying, Head of the Punishing and Preventing Cult Work Team: 86-833-2499174 (office), 86-833-2437233 (home), 86-13036456979 (cell)

Li Hongtao, Deputy Head of the Punishing and Preventing Cult Work Team: 86-833-2499174 (office), 86-833-2495858 (home), 86-13908130315 (cell)

Mao Jiaxin, Deputy Director of the Shizhong District Police Substation, Leshan City: 86-833-2124091 (office), 86-833-2448667 (home), 86-13708130838 (cell)

Lu Defu, Head of the National Security Team of Shizhong District: 86-833-2124033 (office), 86-833-2123866 (home), 86-13908131802 or 13308133068 (cell)

Wu Wei, Deputy Head of the National Security Team of Shizhong District: 86-833-2124033 (office), 86-833-2495582 (home), 86-13006428152 (cell)

Wang Yuedong, Director of the Zhanggongqiao Police Station, 86-833-2193718 (office), 86-833- 2432569 (home), 86-13808131339 (cell)

Zhou Jianjun, Head of the National Security Team of the Shanwan District Police Substation, 86-833-3432459 (office), 86-833-3442219 (home), 86-13908139507 9cell)