(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Hu Xingyu, 78 years old, is from Shuitang Village, Panlian Town, Miyi County, Sichuan Province. She has been incarcerated ten times for practicing Falun Gong, once in a detention center for ten months, where she was forced to run and stand in a very uncomfortable position. She was also hung up. To try to frighten her, policemen once tied her up and forced her to stand, lined up with the death-penalty criminals when the criminals were executed.
Ms. Hu had many diseases before practicing Falun Gong. She was a lay Buddhist and used to live in a temple. Since she was ill, she had to go home for recovery. Later, somebody introduced Falun Gong to her. After cultivating Falun Gong, all of her illnesses vanished.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) launched the persecution of Falun Gong in July 1999. Ms. Hu and other Falun Gong practitioners held a cultivation experience sharing conference in Binghaiba on October 27, 1999. They were reported and illegally arrested by policemen Xiang Jinfa, Yang Zihua, Zhou Lin, Liao Hongbin and Chai Faxiang. They were jailed in an office in the police department. It was very cold that night, and the practitioners were only wearing thin clothing. Police officer Chai Faxiang purposely opened the windows. Ms. Hu was very cold that night. She was released the next morning.
On November 20, 1999, Ms. Hu went to Beijing to appeal for justice for Falun Gong. Department of Political Security Chief Xiang Jinfa fined her 200 yuan. In December 1999 she went to Beijing again, and was arrested and jailed in the police department for one month. A few days after her release, Deputy Mayor Wang Zhengming from Panlian Town and several other officials deceived her and placed her in a brainwashing center for further persecution. During a brainwashing session, policeman Chen Youjun made Ms. Hu clean the street. In the daytime she was forced to read a lot of articles slandering Falun Gong and its founder. Policemen from Panzhihua, Zhang Bolin and Liu, and a police officer from Miyi, Xiang Jinfa, came to the brainwashing center to monitor Hu Xingyu. Ms. Hu was tortured for more than ten days. The Panlian Town government officials took away her rights to her agricultural field. Her son had to pay them one hundred yuan to get the land back.
In July 2000, the chief of Shuitang Village Xu Chaoyou and a person named Yang Tinghe held a series of brainwashing sessions to persecute Falun Gong practitioners. Practitioners had to run in circles for one hour every morning and afternoon. After running, they were forced to stand for another hour. Xu Chaoyou watched them. Ms. Hu was too old to keep up, yet Xu Chaoyou still forced her to run. In the daytime, the policemen forced the practitioners to read a lot of articles that slandered Falun Gong and its founder. They made Ms. Hu stay awake for two whole days. Since Ms. Hu refused to sign a "guarantee statement", she was sent to a brainwashing center in Panlian Town, where she was forced to run in circles and remain standing for long periods of time. She was forbidden to sleep or lie down for two days. She could only crouch or stand. Police officer Chen Youjun forced Ms. Hu to clean the street. She was jailed in the brainwashing center for three days and fined 300 yuan.
On December 14, 2000 Ms. Hu placed some posters in public places, which clarified the truth about Falun Gong. On December 17, policemen Yang Zihua, Rao Xianwen, Li Xuesong and Chai Faxiang went to Ms. Hu's house and took her away. While in the police department, Ms. Hu was locked in the hallway for one hour. Policemen forced her to stand in a very uncomfortable position during the interrogation. Chai Faxiang struck her in the head and pulled on her ears. The policemen took off Ms. Hu's coat and directed two fans, blowing cold air, at her. Chai Faxiang, Xiang Jinfa and a policeman from the county hung Ms. Hu up for over half an hour so that her feet could barely touch the ground. They did not give Ms. Hu any water to drink. Chai Faxiang locked her in a cold cell for a night. Every day, policemen Yang Zihua and Zhou Lin subjected Ms. Hu to interrogation.
Before the 2001 New Year, policemen tied up all the Falun Gong practitioners and took them to a place where the death-penalty criminals were executed. To Falun Gong practitioners, the policemen forced them to line up with the death-penalty criminals when they were being executed.
Ms. Hu was held in the detention center for ten months. Because she persisted in doing the Falun Gong exercises, political heads Liu Qizhao, Lin Hai, Hao Wanfa, Fu Wenhui, Peng Yongchun, Chief Wu Xueming and Deputy Chief Zhu Chenglong locked her up, pushed her against a wall and kicked her. Wu Xueming and Lin Hai tortured Ms. Hu in this manner twice and each time, the torture lasted 30 minutes. Wu Xueming and Lin Hai locked her up five times when she tried to do the exercises. Sometimes she was locked for three days, and sometimes for one week.
On October 5, 2002, policemen Xiang Jinfa, Yang Zihua, Zhou Lin, Li Xuesong and Rao Xianwen searched Hu Xingyu's house and harassed her, since the CCP's 16th Party Congress was in session. Ms. Hu opted to leave home to avoid further persecution. The policemen searched for her in Xichang, Dechang and Huidong, and arrested her and other practitioners in Huili. In Huili, policemen Zhou Lin and Zhao tied Ms. Hu up and took her away through a remote secret channel in order to avoid being seen by public. They jailed Ms. Hu in a police station for two days. Chai took away 842 yuan that she had on her. On October 7, Xiang Jinfa, Yang Zihua, Zhou Lin, Li Xuesong, Rao Xianwen and Zhao took Ms. Hu back to Miyi County. In the police van, her hands were handcuffed, and her feet were shackled. Because of the motion inside the police van, she got very carsick and she vomited. They had not given her any food since the arrest on October 5. Hu Xingyu was incarcerated in the Miyi County Detention Center for one month.
On June 20, 2003, Falun Gong practitioners from Miyi County held an experience sharing conference by a river in Salian. Since the policemen learned about the conference beforehand, they stopped a lot of practitioners on a bridge. Only about 60 practitioners were able to attend the conference. The Salian Town police chief Tao Chunyun reported the conference to his supervisors. Many policemen, including officers from Panzhihua City, were sent to the conference site, where they beat the practitioners. Practitioner Zeng Guozhong was beaten badly. His shirt was torn and he was pushed into the 12-foot deep river. Policemen took practitioners' umbrellas and beat them with them. Tao Chunyun was directing the beating. Policemen dragged practitioners to the road and beat them there. Four police officers carried practitioner Song Chenghui to the road. Practitioner Zhou Shenghui was also beaten badly. The policemen arrested more than ten practitioners that day.
The practitioners tried to stop the policemen from beating people. Dozens of armed policemen arrived. During the two-hour-long conflict, the traffic was not blocked. The policemen eventually blocked the traffic and stopped all the cars. They videotaped the traffic jam and claimed that it was Falun Gong practitioners who were blocking the traffic. The TV news in Miyi County broadcast this slander that night. Actually, the truth was that policemen had dragged practitioners onto the road and stopped all the cars.
Seven practitioners were sentenced to labor camps. Zhou Shenghui was sentenced to eight years; Song Chenghui was sentenced to four years; Wang Yuanpin, three-and-a-half years; Zhang Hongyin, four years; Zhang Zhenghuan, four years; Zhuang Delin, three-and-a-half years; Li Yinqi, three years. Many practitioners were jailed in the detention center for one month. Ms. Hu and seven other practitioners were taken to the Panlian Town City Hall by the leaders of the CCP Committee in Panlian, Yan Jiqing and Wang Zhengming. The officials verbally abused them for half a day before they were released.
In December 2003 Ms. Hu was again arrested, in Salian Town. She was jailed in the Binggu Police Station. Policeman Yang Zihua sent Ms. Hu to a detention center. She was held for one month and forced to pay a 200-yuan fine.
In December 2004, Yang Zihua and Zhou Lin searched Ms. Hu's house. They took a set of Falun Gong cassettes and jailed her in the detention center for one month, and forced her to pay a 400-yuan fine.
On November 4, 2005, the directors of National Security Team, Yang Zihua, Li Xuesong and several agents from the Panlian Police Department illegally searched Ms. Hu's house again. They took away a copy of Zhuan Falun, cassettes, a DVD player, a CD player, Master Li Hongzhi's portrait, some VCDs and 2,000 yuan in cash. Ms. Hu was jailed in the Chengguan Police Station. Policeman Tao Gang shackled her to the legs of a table in an uncomfortable position. She could not sit down or stand up, which made her feet hurt badly for several months. The policemen opened all the windows, letting the cold wind blow on her. They kept Ms. Hu incarcerated for one month, and they never returned the money they extorted from her.