Summary of the Persecution of Falun Gong in the Jinzhou Area --- From July 1999 to December 2005
(Clearwisdom.net) We have exposed the brutal persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in the Jinzhou area more than once on the Minghui/Clearwisdom website. Now, we want to give a comprehensive report of the persecution of Dafa practitioners in the Jinzhou area and again expose the evil acts in this region.
Between July 1999 and December 2005, twenty-seven Falun Gong practitioners in the Jinzhou area died as a result of the persecution. Half of these practitioners died during illegal arrest, detention and while the persecution was carried out. Two practitioners suffered a mental collapse after being tortured at a labor camp and passed away at home. Another 13 practitioners had money extorted from them, were threatened, arrested repeatedly, or suffered a relapse of their old illnesses, and they passed away due to mental and physical trauma.
Statistics show that most of the practitioners who died as a result of torture were women and elderly. The persecution is a profound reflection of the countless crimes committed by Jiang Zemin and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), and the villainous nature of Jiang Zemin and his accomplices. We also know the consequences that await the lawless officials who assisted the CCP's Jiang regime to carry out the persecution - they will lose their future, but they don't realize it. Here we want to again warn lawless officials in the Jinzhou area: stop persecuting Falun Gong.
Summary of deaths resulting from persecution:
Ms. Hu Xiuying, born on June 9, 1952 [Chinese lunar calendar], lived in Zhangjia Village, Goubangzi Town, Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province. She worked at Group 5, Division 2 in Goubangzi. She went to Beijing to appeal on behalf of Falun Dafa for the second time on December 20, 2000. She was arrested in Tiananmen Square and was taken to the Fenglong Hotel, where the Jinzhou City Liaison Office in Beijing is located. She was tortured to death on December 26.
Ms. Zhu Shaolan, 50 years old, lived in Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province. She was
detained in September 1999. Because she was deprived of her right to speak, she went on a hunger strike on the evening of September 29. Two days later she was extremely weak and needed help walking. She started vomiting at midnight on the fourth day. Authorities from the Raoyang Police Department released her to avoid taking responsibility for her death. She was sent to a hospital on October 5 and passed away in the morning of October 7.
Ms. Du Baolan, 48 years old, lived at the residential building in Majia Village, Yingpan Township, Linghe District, Jinzhou City. Around 7:00 p.m. on May 7, 2002, Du Baolan went to practitioner Duan Jun's home. Duan Jun's ex-husband Li Yiming, an employee at the Electricity Bureau, phoned the police. The "110" emergency response patrol police arrested Du Baolan and Duan Jun. Du Baolan died a few hours later. At 8 a.m. the next day, the police told her family that she died after jumping off a building. According to witnesses, Du Baolan was carried into a police car and they heard screaming from inside the car. After Du Baolan died, the police strictly blocked information and cremated the body without authorization. They also threatened her family.
Ms. Liu Zhi, born in May 1941, lived at Building 67-73 Jintie Alley in the Linghe District, Jinzhou City. Around 8:00 a.m. on August 20, 2002, Li Changming, the head of the Jintie Police Department, in his 40s, led about six police department officials and people from the street Party committee and broke into Liu Zhi's home. They dragged Liu Zhi from her bed and carried her into a police car without her shoes and coat and sent her to the Jinzhou City Preparatory Brainwashing Center. At 9:00 a.m. on August 25, Liu, head of the Jinzhou City 610 Office, and officials from the Street Party Committee told Liu Zhi's family that she fell off a building and died. The authorities cremated her body without her family's consent, and they did not give the ashes to her family.
Ms. Cao Shufang, 61 years old, works at Jinzhou City Cotton and Linen Company. She lived on the 5th floor of Building 44 Kangning Alley in the Linghe District, Jinzhou City. Around 3 p.m. on August 4, 2002, Wang Dianyu, deputy head of Kangning Police Department, tricked Cao Shufang into opening the door. At the time, Cao Shufang was chatting with a neighbor. Wang Dianyu asked Cao Shufang, "Are you doing the [Falun Gong] exercises?" Cao Shufang answered, "We are chatting!" Wang Dianyu drove away the neighbor and told Cao Shufang's husband Gao Guorui to stay in the south room. Wang Dianyu took Master Li's picture(s) from Cao Shufang's home and threatened her. Local police officer Wang Hong also arrived. Wang Dianyu went to the south room and asked Cao Shufang's husband for the residence permit and ID. Only Wang Hong and Cao Shufang were in the other room. Wang Hong tried to take Cao Shufang away, and Cao Shufang fell from the building and died.
Ms. Wang Wenjun, 38 years old, worked at the Nuerhe Textile Factory in Jinzhou City and lived in the factory dorm. In October 1999 and January 2001, Wang Wenjun went to Beijing to appeal and was arrested. She was handcuffed and shackled, and she was detained with death row inmates. She was later illegally sentenced to one year in prison. After her release in June 2001 she was illegally sentenced to three years of forced labor and was sent to the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp where she was forced to do slave labor. The guards tortured her and tied her legs with a rope for five hours. Her condition declined and she suffered severe vaginal hemorrhaging. On December 28, 2002, the doctor at the Masanjia Hospital said she was going to die, and the authorities told her ex-husband to take her home. She passed away at home on July 22, 2003.
Ms. Zhang Guizhi, 47 years old, lived in Liujiawopu Village, Xinmin Township, Taihe District, Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province. She persisted in practicing Falun Dafa after the persecution began. In August 2001, officers from the Xiaolingzi Airport Police Department in the Taihe District arrested Zhang Guizhi from home and sent her to the No. 1 Detention Center in Jinzhou City. Two months later she was sentenced to two years of forced labor and was detained at Class 1, Team 2, 2nd Women's Division at Masanjia Forced Labor Camp. On April 12, 2003, Zhang Guizhi's family received a joint notice issued by the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp, the local police department and the village Party Committee, which states, "Zhang Guizhi is receiving emergency treatment due to her critical condition." When her family rushed to the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp, they saw Zhang Guizhi's body at the camp hospital morgue. Zhang Guizhi's family wanted to speak with labor camp authorities, but the heads of the labor camp refused to meet with them. The team head forbade the family from taking pictures of the body. There were wounds on Zhang Guizhi's body, blood in the nose and mouth, purple spots on the body, and some skin had turned black and blue. The guards claimed that Zhang Guizhi "fell when taking a shower, which triggered myocardial infarction that led to her death." It was later learned that Zhang Guizhi did not take a shower the day she died, and one does not bleed from the nose and mouth when suffering an MI. She apparently died from external violence.
Ms. Zhang Haiyan, 34 years old, lived in the Wangjiaziran Hamlet, Xiyou Village, Hujia Town, Heishan County. She started practicing Falun Gong in 1996 and benefited tremendously. In July 1997, Zhang Haiyan exercised her right as a Chinese citizen and went to Beijing to appeal on behalf of Falun Gong. The police arrested her, and officers from Hujia Town Police Department and the village Party officials took her back. Zhang Dong, head of the police department, beat her, and the police demanded money from her family. Her family did not have money, and Wang Yubao, secretary of the Party Committee, led a group of evildoers to take sorghum from her field, and her family firmly resisted the robbery. They sent her to the Heishan Detention Center. Two months later, Zhang Haiyan was illegally sentenced to two years of forced labor and was sent to the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp to be further persecuted. On March 21, 2003 she was in serious condition when her family took her home. She could not take care of herself. There were obvious scars on her head, hands and other parts of her body. She passed away on January 18, 2004.
Ms. Qi Suchun, 38 years old, lived in Jinjia Village, Zhaotun Town, Beining City. During the 2001 Chinese New Year, she went to Beijing to appeal for justice for Falun Gong. She was taken back by police from Beining City and was detained at a custody center. The police released her after extorting 10,000 yuan from her family. In March 2001, perpetrators from the Beining City "610 Office" and the local government feared that Dafa practitioners would go to Beijing to appeal, so they arrested them. Qi Suchun and many other practitioners were arrested and sent to the Zhaotun Town government, where they were subjected to brainwashing. Because Qi Suchun refused to cooperate with the police, they slapped her face and kicked her. The officials claimed that she fell from the fourth floor of the town government building one night in March 2001 and died. Because of the information blockade, more details surrounding her death are still unknown.
Ms. Li Ling, 51 years old, worked as the head of the Guta District Labor Bureau in Jinzhou City and as the assistant manager at a heating supply company. In October 1999, Li Ling went to Beijing to clarify the truth to the government and peacefully appealed in Tiananmen Square. She was illegally sentenced to one and a half years in prison and was detained at the Dabei Prison in Shenyang City. On May 28, 2002 she was again arrested from home by perpetrators from the Guta District Politics and Law Committee and sentenced to four years in prison. She was held at Division 5 at the Liaoning Province Women's Prison, also called the Dabei Prison, where she was persecuted. On November 17, 2004, the prison authorities told Li Ling's family that she had died, although she was fine about 20 days before when her family visited her. According to reports, Li Ling was tortured to death between 3:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. on November 17. Her hands were twisted behind her back and her mouth was gagged at the time of her death.
Mr. Xiao Peng, 30 years old, was a farmer and a veterinarian in Jiudaoling, Yi County, Jinzhou City. In March 2001, Xiao Peng was brutally tortured while being illegally held at the Jinzhou Forced Labor Camp. Guards Ma Yong, Feng Zibin, Li Songtao, and Yang Tinglun at Division 2 tied Xiao Peng to a large metal chair on the first floor and in the torture chamber in the backyard, and they savagely tortured him. They shocked his chest, stomach, and the soles of his feet with electric batons for a long time, until the skin on his chest and stomach was scorched. He suffered a nervous breakdown. On April 11, 2001 he was sent home. In June 2002, Xiao Peng passed away in a mentally traumatized state. He is survived by his young daughter.
Practitioner Mr. Shi Zhongyan, 45, lived at No 45-119 Anle Alley, Linghe District, Jinzhou City, and he worked at Jinzhou City Department Store. On July 27, 2000, Shi Zhongyan was sentenced to two years in the Jinzhou City Labor Camp for appealing in Beijing. The inmates beat him, and the guards shocked him with electric batons. He was forced to sit on a small stool for a long time. He was held for more than nine months beyond his term. During the second round of large-scale persecution, he was not allowed to sleep for several days and nights. On April 21, 2003 he was at the brink of death from torture. Around April 23 he was sent to the No. 205 Hospital for emergency treatment. He passed away on April 26. After his death, the Jinzhou City Forced Labor Camp and the police department threatened and intimidated his family. They forbade them to build a memorial for him and kept his family and friends from attending the funeral. They cremated his body without his family's consent, and his ashes are still being held at Jinzhou City Forced Labor Camp.
Mr. Cui Zhilin, 43 years old, lived in the Shibei Neighborhood District in Fuxin City, Liaoning Province, and his former address was in Hanjiadian, Fuxin City. He was arrested at a Falun Gong truth-clarifying materials production site in Fuxin City on September 18, 2002. Practitioners Zhang Jie, Zhao Hua, and Lu Guojun were arrested at the same time. One year later, the Haizhou District Court in Fuxin City violated the constitution of China and sentenced the practitioners to heavy prison terms. Cui Zhilin was sentenced to 11 years in prison and was transferred to the Nanshan Prison in Jinzhou City. On August 5, 2004 his family was told that he had jumped off a building. When his family arrived, they saw his body in the morgue at the hospital. The prison authorities could not prove that he died from jumping off a building. His family strongly demanded an autopsy and the prison authorities arranged for a coroner to examine the body. His family saw that the body was emaciated and deformed. His ears, nose and mouth were stuffed with cotton balls. There is a hole on the back of the head, a part of his gums had ulcerated, and large areas of his back were black and blue; obvious scars from long-term electric shocks were found at his underarms, below his ribcage, on his hips, inner thighs, below his knees, and especially on his ankles. A piece of flesh peeled off from his elbow, and his testicles were black and blue and swollen. His body had obviously been soaked and washed with chemical fluid or water. The prison authorities threatened his family and did everything to prevent them from taking pictures of the body. They later paid a 7,800-yuan funeral fee to his family.
Mr. Yan Li, around 40 years of age, worked at the Nuerhe Textile Mill in Jinzhou City. He was once assigned the posts of general coordinator, assistant to the division head, assistant to the head of the production division, and assistant to the head of the workshop at different times of his career. He started practicing Falun Gong in December 1995. After April 25, 1999 he went to Beijing nine times to clarify the truth about Dafa to the government and to uphold his belief and was fired because of it. He was detained twice during his appeal and was held at the Jinzhou City Custody Center. On October 25, 1999, Yan Li was illegally sentenced to two years of forced labor and was held at the Jinzhou City Forced Labor Camp. He persisted in his belief while being held at the labor camp and refused "reform" and was tortured in various ways. He was held in solitary confinement for several months. Two years later, his term was extended by nine months. He was often brutally force-fed for holding a hunger strike. In the end, he could not eat and was released when he was at the brink of death. On November 22, 2005 officers from Chifeng City Police Department National Security Division and Hongshan District Police Department arrested him inside a residential building on Yinhang Alley, Hada Street, Hongshan District, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia Province. He was later detained at the Hongshan District Detention Center. He was tortured to death between November 24 and December 7. The details surrounding his death call for further investigation.
Ms. Zang Jinlu, 37, was a resident of Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province. She was reported to the authorities for making truth-clarifying materials in Wang Village, Jinzhou City. The police broke into her home and unlawfully detained her in a local detention center for over 40 days. She went on a hunger strike for 25 days to protest the illegal arrest and detention. She became extremely weak and was released on medical parole. The local police constantly went to her home to harass her during the period of her medical parole. She left home for over a year to avoid the harassment, during which her health deteriorated as a result of the mental pressure. She died on November 3, 2003.
Ms. Wang Yanjun, 47, was a resident of Xinmin Village, the Taihe District, Jinzhou City. She was confined to a wheelchair and needed help whenever she lay down or sat up. On July 20, 1999 she was very happy to learn Falun Gong, but soon Falun Gong was attacked and defamed through radio and TV programs. Ms. Wang started to read Zhuan Falun while she was under a lot of pressure. Thanks to the practice, in 2002 she was able to get in and out of the wheelchair by herself. In 2004 her husband who did not practice Falun Gong, was misled by the propaganda and started to make trouble for her. He forced her to do a lot of work that she was unable to do because she couldn't walk. He did not cook for her or buy food for her. He ate the food brought for her by her family and friends. When fellow practitioners helped Ms. Wang to do things without letting him know, he verbally abused them as soon as he found out and tried his utmost to prevent her from contacting other people. This lasted until Wang Yanjun died on March 30, 2004 (Chinese lunar calendar).
Ms. Jin Shuchun, in her 40s, lived in Yingpan Village, Zhenan Township, Heishan County, Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province. She obtained Dafa in 1998 and was cured of stomach cancer. On July 20, 1999 Ms. Jin went to Beijing to appeal. She passed away on March 5, 2000 as a result of the constant mental pressure of the persecution.
Mr. Wei Guangxing, 48, lived in Yi County, Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province. Before he started practicing Falun Dafa in 1998, he had suffered from severe heart disease. After he began the practice, he quickly regained his health. After July 20, 1999, the local police repeatedly harassed him and extorted money from him. He was also illegally detained for more than 20 days in the Yi County Detention Center in August 2001. He suffered tremendous physical and mental torture, and his health deteriorated. In addition, in September 2001, his daughter was illegally sentenced to three years of forced labor. She was detained at the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp because she peacefully appealed for Falun Gong in Beijing. These circumstances greatly impaired his physical and mental health. He suffered a relapse of his old illness and passed away in January 2002.
Mr. Li Changru was 52 years old and lived in Baotun Village, Taihe Town, Heishan County, Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province. He started practicing Falun Dafa in 1997 and gradually recovered from all his illnesses. After July 20, 1999, Jiang and his regime started persecuting Falun Gong. Li Changru went to Beijing in October 1999 to appeal for Falun Dafa and was arrested. He was returned to his home district and held at the Heishan County Detention Center. One month later he was transferred to the Taihe Town Police Substation for brainwashing, where he was threatened and then released on bail after his family had 7,000 yuan extorted from them. After returning home, the village administration people often came to his home to harass, threaten, interrogate, ransack the place or simply monitor him. Mr. Li Changru was deeply mentally and physically traumatized over the past several years of the persecution. He died on January 27, 2005.
Practitioner Mr. Liu Fengzhu, 58, lived in Jinzhou City. He began Dafa practice in 1996 and was cured of many chronic illnesses. He benefited physically and mentally from Falun Dafa. He conducted himself according to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and was well-liked among his neighbors. After the persecution began on July 20, 1999 he was tortured and lived under great pressure. He passed away in February 2004.
Ms. Li Shulan, 59, lived at Building 9, Xinghuali, Jintie Street, Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province. After she started practicing Falun Dafa in 1996, all of her illnesses disappeared. She passed away on December 31, 2003 because of persecution she suffered from Liu, the former head of the Jintie Police Station, from Li, the deputy head and Gao, the political head. She was harassed, arrested and detained many times.
Ms. Wu Chunlan, 60, was from Houhong Village, Badonghao Township, Heishan County, Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province. On September 27, 2004 the police went to her home to arrest her oldest daughter, a Falun Gong practitioner. Since her daughter wasn't home, the police instead took her as a hostage. Ms. Wu was detained at the county detention center for two weeks. She passed away in January 2005.
Ms. Wang Fengru, 63 years old, from Daling Village, Zhenan Township, Heishan County, Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province worked as the village accountant for 38 years. On February 1, 2002, near the Chinese New Year, her village had a meeting for the local Communist Party members. She tried to clarify the facts about Falun Gong to the village officials and some village Party members; however, she was reported to the authorities for doing so. On February 4, 2002, Xiao Zhongying and Bi Shijun from the Heishan County National Security Brigade and Gao Lizeng from the Zhenan Township Police Station arrested her and took her to the Heishan Detention Center. She was detained for more than a month, and her family was fined 5,000 yuan before she was released. While she was detained, Bi Shijun and some other police officers viciously beat her. Even after being released from the detention center, police officers often harassed her and tried to force her to write the so-called Guarantee Statement. Under duress, her husband also pressured her to give up her belief by limiting her financially. As a result, she suffered both physically and mentally. On July 23, 2003, perpetrators from the county and her village went to her home to harass her. She was depressed and her blood pressure went up. She passed away on July 25, 2003.
Ms. Pan Shuxian, 65, was a resident of Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province. She started to practice Falun Gong in 1998. Prior to Falun Gong practice Pan Shuxian had many kinds of illnesses. Extensive and lengthy treatments did not help. When the symptoms became serious, she couldn't even walk. After she started to practice Falun Gong, her body and mind improved and she benefited. Within a few short months, all of the many health problems from which she suffered had vanished into thin air. Jiang Zemin began the persecution on July 20, 1999. Pan Shuxian had a relapse of her former illnesses in the spring of 2000 and died at the age of 65.
Ms. Li Guilian is an elderly Falun Gong practitioner from Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province. She started practicing Falun Dafa in 1996. After she began practicing, the illnesses that had troubled her for many years disappeared and she enjoyed good health. Her daughter also practiced Falun Gong. After the persecution began in 1999, the police threatened her and extorted money from her. This caused her huge mental and physical harm. She passed away on September 18, 2000.
Ms. Yao Hongxia, 76, lived in Beining City, Liaoning Province. Her son(s) and daughter(s) were all Dafa practitioners and were arrested, detained, sent to brainwashing sessions and had their homes ransacked by the police. The local police and government officials often went to her home to arrest her children and to threaten and intimidate her, which greatly traumatized her. She passed away on February 6, 2005.
Ms. Wei Kou, 87, is the mother of Mr. Wei Guangxing and lived in Yi County, Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province. She became very healthy after she started practicing Falun Dafa. Her white hair began to turn black again and a spur on her head, which had grown for several decades that could not be removed in spite of several operations, vanished after only a month of practicing Falun Gong. These changes were well-known among the local people. Then her only daughter peacefully appealed for Falun Dafa in Beijing. As a result, she was sentenced to 18 months of detention and forced labor, and was incarcerated at the Beijing Women's Forced Labor Camp in September 2001. The grandson of Ms. Wei Kou was also detained in the Beijing Tuanhe Forced Labor Camp for the same reason. Meanwhile, the police harassed her. Ms. Wei Kou suffered a lot, and she passed away in December 2001. She didn't get to see her beloved daughter and grandson before she died.
The above is an incomplete estimate.