Leadership at the Huaneng Electric Power Plant in Dezhou City, Shandong Province Relentlessly Persecutes Falun Gong Practitioners
(Clearwisdom.net) The Huaneng Electric Power Plant in Dezhou, Shandong Province is one of the main thermal-electricity power plants of Huaneng International. It is also one of the most vicious and severe places in persecuting Falun Gong. Huaneng International is a centralized enterprise directly reporting to the State Council and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Since July 20, 1999, when the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started persecuting Falun Gong, the leadership at the Huaneng Electric Power Plant declared that they would actively cooperate with the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. Below are some facts about the frenzied persecution of Falun Gong practitioner Che Qicong, his family and other Falun Gong practitioners.
In July 1999, Yu Lianchun, a retired employee, and Zhu Yonggang, an employee of the Huaneng Electric went to Beijing to appeal to the government on behalf of Falun Gong practitioners and were arrested. They were taken back and held under house arrest at the plant's guest house. In the mean time, Che Qicong was suspended from work for practicing Falun Gong. They suspended his work duty for a long time and kept him under house arrest. Guo Liang and Gao Zhenzhi, both CCP members, forced him to write a guarantee statement to give up the practice. The plant wouldn't release anyone who practiced Falun Gong, not even retired employees. They sent a roster of their employed Falun Gong practitioners to the Dezhou Public Security Bureau. It created difficulties for the children of these employees to study abroad, join military services, or find employment.
In October 1999, Yu Lianchun took her daughter Tan Zhen with her to Beijing to appeal and was arrested. They were taken to the dormitory for unmarried employees in the plant and kept under surveillance.
Che Qicong made a declaration to nullify and void the guarantee statement he made earlier and thus encountered more persecution. Plant authorities sent his declaration to the Hexi Police Station in Decheng District. Consequently, policemen Ping Guoqi, Ji Jiajun, and Zhang Zongming arrested him and ransacked his home.
Afterwards, Yu Lianchun and Che Qicong were placed under surveillance. Plant authorities sent civilian guards to monitor and watch his front door. Anyone coming or going would be followed. They restricted his personal freedom for more than three months.
In the early part of 2000, along with the local public security, plant personnel arrested Yu Lianchun and took her to the First Women's Forced Labor Camp at Jinan City, Shandong Province. Because she refused to give up her belief in Falun Dafa, Ms. Yu was persecuted to death at the end of that year.
In June 2000, Che Qicong went to Beijing to seek justice and was detained for more than one month. He was then sent back and held at the plant dormitory for unmarried employees. Che Qicong declared that he would continue to practice Falun Gong. Police thus sent him to a detention center. Che Qicong went on a hunger strike and became critically ill, so they sent him back to the dormitory, but kept him under continual surveillance.
In October 2000, with public security personnel guarding them, the plant sent Chen Qicong and Yu Lianchun to the city brainwashing center. Two days later, they sent Che Qicong to the notorious Zibo Wangcun Forced Labor Camp in Shandong Province. He was then sentenced illegally to three years of forced labor. In the meantime, the plant made false statements to slander Che Qicong and fired him. During his illegal imprisonment in the labor camp, the plant continued to keep surveillance on Mr. Che's family. They harassed them, made intimidating phone calls, and followed them everywhere they went.
In December 2000, Tan Zhen, Yu Lianchun's daughter, went to Beijing to appeal for the second time. On the eve of Chinese New Year, plant personnel took her to a forced labor camp. While Tan Zhen was in the labor camp, her mother died from persecution. The plant personnel did not allow Tan Zhen to see her mother before she died. Afterwards, they forcefully took Tan Zhen to a forced labor camp.
In April 2003, Che Qicong's father Che Xianqi and his mother Hu Qinlan went to Jinan to take care of their elderly mother. Dezhou police spread a rumor that they went to Beijing to appeal. Police drove to Jinan to arrest this elderly couple and detained them at the Dezhou City Detention Center. Policemen Zhang Zongming and Liu Dawei from the Dezhou Branch Bureau took their house key and ransacked their home. In the meantime, the plant investigated other Falun Gong practitioners. Several were arrested and sent to the detention center or the brainwashing center. They also extorted large sums of money from them. Even with a nursing baby, Che Guoping, Che Qicong's sister, was arrested and taken to a brainwashing center. They ransacked her home and extorted a large sum of money from her.
Che Qicong's parents were sentenced to three years of forced labor. Wangcun Forced Labor Camp refused to take Che Xianqi because of his high blood pressure. Due to Hu Qinlan's poor health and high fever, the 610 Office gave her an injection and took her to the Jinan First Women's Forced Labor Camp.
In May 2003, Che Qicong returned home after finishing his forced labor term and found that his parents had been sent for forced labor. Led by Zhang Qi, the plant continues to carry out their persecution policy towards Falun Gong. They made Che Qicong write a guarantee statement as the condition for him to return to work. Later, he was demoted and sent to work at a repair shop.
In April 2004, Li Jingzeng and Yu Xiuhong from Hexi Police Station (now called the Dezhou Commerce Development Section Public Security Bureau) broke into Che Qicong's home. Meanwhile, the police ransacked the homes of Che Guoping, Che Qicong's sister, and her mother-in-law. Once again they extorted money from them. They arrested Che Qicong, Che Xianqi, and Che Guoping and detained them for more than one month. Afterwards, they sent Che Qicong and his father Che Xianqi to a forced labor camp. The forced labor camp again refused to accept Che Xianqi because of his high blood pressure. This was the second time Che Qicong was sent to a forced labor camp illegally. He was released in March 2006.
By this time, Che Qicong's mother Hu Qinlan was also out of the forced labor camp. The family finally reunited after so much suffering. Che Qicong asked to return to work, but the personnel at the plant demanded that he write an application to resume working there. Che Qicong has resisted the imposed persecution with righteous thoughts, even though he still has not been given his job back.
The persecution of Falun Gong practitioners at the Huaneng Electric Power Plant continues. People involved in the persecution include police from the Police Branch Bureau at Dezhou Trade Development Section: Lu Yingjie, Li Haiyang, and someone with the surname Qi.
Huaneng International, Dezhou Electric Power Plant:
Address: 10 Huaxing Rd, Dezhou City, Shandong Province, 253024
Telephone: 534-2432731, 534-242461060
CCP Office: 534-242432013
Fax: 86-534-2467016, 534-242460214