Mr. Liu Benhong Passes Away as a Result of the Persecution

Mr. Liu Benhong was a 73-year-old Falun Dafa practitioner from Caochang Township, Miyi County. On March 4, 2001, during an experience-sharing conference at Liangcha River Reservoir in Caochang Town, agents Xiang Jinfa, Yang Xinhua, Zhou Lin, Chai Faxiang from the Politics and Security Department, and Zhou Chang from the Security Office at Caochang Village broke into Liu Benhong’s home and ransacked it. They confiscated Dafa books, and extorted 1,000 yuan from Mr. Liu. Liu Benhong was taken by force to the second floor of the Township Police Bureau, where he was handcuffed and hung up. He was deprived of water and sleep for over twenty hours. Later he was detained at Miyi Detention Center and subjected to tremendous persecution. Because he refused to be "transformed," or to cooperate at the detention center, he was injected with unknown drugs which caused him to suffer migraines, frequent vomiting and his conscious became unclear. On September 12, 2002, after he was detained at Miyi Detention Center for eighteen months and eight days, he was released. After he came home, the aftereffects of the unknown drugs caused him severe pain. On December 17, 2005, Liu Benhong passed away.

The Persecution of Zhang Zhenghuan and Other Practitioners

At about 3:00 p.m., on May 24, 2006, Yang Yinwu, an assistant to the Secretary of the Binggu Township Chinese Communist Party Committee, took ten police officers with him to break into Dafa practitioner Zhang Zhenghuan’s home. Yang Xinhua, Zhou Lin, and Xu Xing from the National Security Team, like gangsters, ransacked their home. They confiscated photos of Teacher, Dafa books, Dafa materials, two tape recorders, and exercise tapes. After five o’clock, they illegally arrested Dafa practitioners Zhang Zhenghuan and Zhang Huiyuan and took them to Binggu Police Station for detainment. They tried to force them to make confessions that they were illegally gathering and doing the exercises. From 3:00 p.m. on May 24 to 3:30 a.m. the next day the police forcibly handcuffed them, and did not give them any food or allow them to use the washroom. It was raining, and chilly, but the wardens did not notify their families to bring clothes and blankets. As a result, Dafa practitioners had limited clothes to wear for three days . In total, Zhang Zhenghuan and Zhang Huiyuan were detained for fourteen days.

On June 28, 2000, Shen Dezhi went to Beijing to appeal. On July 1, he was arrested. At Panzhihua City Beijing Liaison Office, police officers confiscated the money that he had put aside for living and transportation expenses. Mr. Shen was then sent back by Guo Qiang from Miyi Police Station, where the police extorted 200 yuan from him, and after that he was directly sent to Panlian Township Brainwashing Center. He was forced to watch videotapes which defamed Dafa and Teacher, and read articles with the similar content. He was also forced to write a guarantee statement. Mr. Shen was detained in a small room and beaten with clubs non-stop by Chen Youjun and Wan, and he was forced to stand for a long time as a punishment, which also included running, sweeping the yard and streets, being deprived of sleep, and being given only one meal a day. If they didn’t write a guarantee statement, they would be penalized non-stop. After Shen Dezhi was finally released, the police extorted 700 yuan from him, and forced him to pay the transportation cost of 250 yuan which covered of the cost of sending him back from Beijing. After he got home, people from the Township Government often sent people to harass him.

People who participated in the persecution of Shen Dezhi were: Township Chinese Communist Party Committee secretary Jiang Xingwen, assistant to the secretary Yan Jiqing, Yang Tinghong, town government head Jiang Decai, thugs Chen Youjun, Wan.

Ms. Zhang Yuanlin Was Illegally Arrested Six Times

After the persecution began on July 20, 1999, due to his persistent practice of Falun Dafa and adherence to the standards of "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance," Ms. Zhang Yuanlin was arrested six times. The first time, on October 25, 1999, during an experience-sharing conference at Binghai Bay in Miyi City, practitioners Zhou Lin, Yang Zaihua, Chai Faxiang and others were arrested by police officers from Miyi City and detained for 24 hours at Miyi City Police Bureau before they were released. The second time was on November 24, 1999 when they went to Beijing to appeal to the government on behalf of Falun Dafa. Upon entering the appeals office, a few police officers grabbed the practitioners and beat them, and then took them to Panzhihua City Beijing Liaison Office. They were eventually sent back to Miyi City, where they were detained for nine days.

The third arrest, in February 2000, happened when they went to Beijing to appeal on behalf of Falun Dafa at Tiananmen Square. The police officers took them into their vehicle. For reciting Teacher’s article in the car, they were beaten by police officers and taken to Tiananmen Square Police Station, and later taken to the Panzhihua Liaison Office, where they were searched and stripped of their clothing. Zhang Yuanlin had in her possession 600 yuan, which the police officers stole. February in Beijing is very cold, but when they went to bed at night, they were deprived of blankets. They were also periodically beaten. After they were detained at the Liaison Office for one week, they were sent back to Miyi City under the surveillance of Zhou Li and others from Miyi Politics and Security Department, and were detained at the detention center for one month. After they returned home, they were fined 200 yuan by Xiang Jinfa from the Politics and Security Department.

The fourth arrest, on June 30, 2000, took place when the practitioners held an experience-sharing conference in Bingu Village. Zhong Wenwu, Wu Shirong, He Zhuanhong, Deng Yingyin, Yan Wenmeng, Wu Shibing and other agents arrested all of the Dafa practitioners who attended the conference and took them to a brainwashing center at the township government office. Their persecution methods included forcing practitioners to run laps for the entire night, three nights in a row, to deprive them of sleep, forcing them to stand under the baking sun, forcing them to run laps non-stop (if they stopped, they would incur a severe beating), forcing them to stand facing a wall with hands stretching forward, touching the wall, for the entire night (if their hands dropped, they would be kicked and beaten with bamboo clubs). This time Zhang Yuanlin was fined 300 yuan.

The fifth arrest, on December 15, 2000, happened when Zhang Yuanlin was handing out truth-clarification material. On the evening of December 19, Miyi Police Station officers Yang Xinhua, Zhou Lin, Chai Faxiang, and Rao Xianwen and two others went to Ms. Zhang’s home and ransacked it, confiscating Dafa books, and then took Ms. Zhang to the County Police Bureau and handcuffed her to the iron railing in the hallway on the second floor. Afterwards, Chai Faxiang and Rao Xianwen hung Zhang Yuanlin from an iron-barred window, with only the tips of her feet touching the ground. She was deprived of food, sleep, and use of the washroom. Police officers also beat and kicked her in order to force a confession. They then handcuffed her to the iron railing in the corridor for seven days straight. As a result of the abuse, Ms. Zhang fell from the stairs and her feet were fractured and swollen. She also developed a fever, but police officer Zhou Lin still handcuffed her to an iron-barred window. Ms. Zhang was in such great pain that she passed out.

Zhang Yuanlin was thrown into the detention center where she was detained for nine months, from December 26, 2000 to September 7, 2001. Later she was sent to Sichuan Nanmusi Women's Forced Labor Camp. No. 7 team leader Zhang Xiaofang tried to force Dafa practitioners to give up their belief in "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance," and she also tried to force them to watch videotapes and read books which defamed Dafa and Teacher. Criminal inmates were enticed to monitor Dafa practitioners. At any given time, Dafa practitioners were faced with being forcibly "transformed" through beatings from wardens and criminals, torture with electric batons and other tortures, and forced-feedings.

On May 24, 2006, when Zhang Yuanlin and a few other practitioners were studying the Fa together, they were reported and arrested for the sixth time. Yang Xinhua, Zhou Lin, Xu Xing, Li Xiaogang, and Tang from the Miyi County Politics and Security Department, along with Yang Wuyin from the Bingu Township Government broke into her home, and then ransacked it. They confiscated her Dafa books, Teacher’s portrait, and truth-clarification materials. Four Dafa practitioners were taken to Binggu Police Station and then to the Miyi County Police Bureau for detention, where they were handcuffed to the window bars. At 4 o’clock the next day, they were sent to a detention center for seven days. They weren’t released until May 31, 2006.

Telephone numbers of those involved in these cases of persecution:

Zhang Ping: 86-812-8172943
Ruan Wenxing: 86-13540517367
Zhang Zaiqong: 86-812-8111292
Li Jimei: 86-812-8177538
Zhang Yuanguang: 86-13882361464
Li Yueqing: 86-812-8175530
Zhang Yuangui: 86-13982359145
Ruan Xinghua: 86-13882355071
Li Jiping: 86-13684271818
Chen Zhixiang: 86-13158793734
Zhang Yuanshu: 86-13882330371
Chen Xiaomi: 86-812-6975643
Li Jifen: 86-13982337875
Yang Jie: 86-812-8100979