(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Dafa practitioner Qiao Renxi was detained several times because he appealed on behalf of Falun Dafa in Beijing. He was fired from his work unit, Zhazi Coal Mine, under Tonghua Mining Bureau in Jilin Province. Since then, he has become destitute and homeless to avoid further persecution.
Qiao Renxi started to practice Falun Dafa in 1998. He required himself to act according to the principles of "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance" and abandoned all the bad habits and addictions he had before. He used to describe himself as "a person poisoned by all kinds of addictions". It was Dafa that saved him. With his cultivation of Dafa, all of his diseases gradually went away.
In October 1999 he went to Beijing to appeal on behalf of Falun Gong, but the officials from the Baishan City Beijing Office sent him back. He was sent to the Custodial Station in Baishan City and was illegally detained there for half a month. He only had 200 yuan with him at the time, but he was cheated out of it by officials at the Beijing Office. Officials from the Public Security Sub-Section in the Zhazi Mine, the Police Sub-Station in Zhazi Township, and the local government of Zhazi Township continuously harassed him. In November 1999 he was sent to the Custodial Station in Jiangyuan County and was persecuted there for half a month. In July of the following year, he went to Beijing again. In order to avoid being arrested, he was forced to become destitute and homeless. He was fired from his position and his family members were constantly harassed.
In 2002 he was arrested again outside his hometown and was sentenced to two years in a forced labor camp. He was detained at the labor camps in Weizigou and Chaoyanggou, Changchun City respectively.
During his detention, the policemen in the Chaoyanggou Labor Camp inhumanely persecuted and tortured him. They hammered toothpicks into his fingers and cut off the part that was outside the fingers so that the tooth sticks couldn't be taken out. This caused every finger to experience excruciating pain and fester from the wounds. Eventually he lost feeling in his fingers. The police took off his shoes and put his feet on the edge of the triangular iron bar, with one policeman hanging himself up by clutching the crossbeam of the house and forcefully stomping on his feet and grinding down. This made him nearly lose consciousness. They took wooden boards and slashed at his back and legs with them, causing cuts and bruises up and down his body. During his stay in the labor camp, he contracted scabies, which made him feel extremely painful and itchy.
After Mr. Qiao was released from the labor camp, the officials from the 610 Offices in Baishan City, Jiangyuan County, the Public Security Sub-Bureau in Zhazi Township and the Township Government repeatedly went to his home to harass him. In the winter of 2004, he was detained again and was sent to the brainwashing session set up by the 610 Office in Baishan City. Later on he wrote to some government departments to report his situation and demanded that his job be restored. Because of this police from the Public Security Sub-Bureau in Zhazi Township arrested him again. He was forced to become destitute and homeless again.
Because Mr. Qiao practices and benefits from Falun Gong and requires himself to be a good person and act according to the principles of "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance", the CCP officials arrested him several times and subjected him to severe persecution.
The following are some other Dafa practitioners who have been persecuted in the Zhazi Mine:
Yang Qingyan: He was forced to leave his hometown in order to avoid being arrested. His work unit didn't grant him retiree status though he reached the age of retirement. At the age of fifty, he was forced to leave town to do manual labor in order to make a living.
Wang Chunling: Because she didn't give up practicing Falun Gong, the local government of Zhazi Township and the Zhazi Mine stopped paying her salary.
Sun Yufa: Because he kept practicing Falun Gong, he was illegally sentenced to two years in a forced labor camp. He was tortured in the Chaoyanggou Labor Camp.
Wang Guizhen: Because of practicing Falun Gong, she was detained several times in the Custodial Station in Jiangyuan County. She was sentenced to one and a half years in a forced labor camp recently. She is at the moment detained at the Leizhizi Labor Camp in Changchun.