(Clearwisdom.net) Government officials and police officers in Anxin County, Baoding City, Hebei Province have been following the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)'s persecution policy to arrest, detain, "transform" through forced labor, sentence to prison, extort large sums of money from, and brainwash Falun Gong practitioners. During the last eight years, over 2,000 Falun Gong practitioners in Anxin County have been arrested, and over 20 people have been sentenced and put into labor camps. What follows are details about how Falun Gong practitioners are persecuted in Anxin County.
Mr. Han Weixin, 43, stationmaster of Anxin County city transport station, Baoding City, Hebei Province, lives at No. 6, Zhujiakeng, Anxin County. He began practicing Falun Dafa in 1995, which eradicated his severe pancreatitis without medical intervention. He is known to be a good person. At the end of September 2000, his employer, the Transport Bureau, feared he would go to Beijing to appeal during the October 1 public holiday, so he was illegally kept on the fourth floor of his office building and not allowed to go home. Every day, his wife Xu Aili delivered food and clean clothing to him. Eventually he found a way to escape, and ended up living on the streets to avoid being arrested. On the night of August 27, 2002, while he was intercepting a TV signal with Dafa truth-clarification information, officers from the Baoding Public Security Bureau arrested him. Mr. Han was sentenced to 15 years in prison, and his wife was detained for a month under the charge of "harboring a criminal." Han Weixin is currently detained at Shijiazhuang No. 4 Prison. He has severe tuberculosis, diabetes, and blindness. His family has asked three times for him to be released for medical treatment; so far, the prison has refused their requests.
Mr. Liu Kexin, 44, lives at Agricultural Bank dormitory in Anxin County. In 2000, he was transferred from the army to Anxin Court, and then taken to the county brainwashing center in February 2001. There he was detained, brainwashed, and maltreated for over a year. During one detention that lasted for 15 days, his wages of about 10,000 yuan were spent by persons in the 610 Office, he was fined 10,000 yuan by the county 610 Office, and he was transferred out of court by party committee secretary Shi Hailin.
Ms. Li Jinling, a 39-year-old, housewife, lives at Yucai Road Anxin County. In March 2001, town government personnel forcibly sent her to the county brainwashing center from her home. Her husband, Che Zhe, asked the county to release her but the county public security bureau would not let her go. During that period, the 610 Office also extorted 2000 yuan from her family. In September 2002, Ms. Li was sentenced to three years of forced labor. In the Baoding Forced Labor Camp and Gaoyang Forced Labor Camp, she was physically punished, locked in a confined space, tortured with electric batons, tied to a bed by all four limbs and abused, deprived of sleep, had her head smashed into a wall, had her buttocks beaten with bamboo sticks, buried alive, and so on, until she was at the brink of death.
Ms. Zhang Guiying, is a 41-year-old, housewife, and resident of Yangdikou Village, Anxin Town, Anxin County. In June 2001, when she was writing a Falun Gong phrase on a wall in the village, she was seized by town government personnel, taken to the county detention center, and then transferred to a brainwashing center. She was sentenced to three years of forced labor in September 2002.
Mr. Liu Huihui, 27, is a farmer from Yuzhuang Village, Dawang Town, Anxin County. In May 2001, the police arrested him while he was distributing truth-clarification materials, sent him to a detention center, and then transferred him to a brainwashing center where he was detained for over a year. The county 610 Office extorted 7000 yuan from Mr. Liu.
Ms. Jin Guifang, 67, is a housewife from Dongliuzhuang Village, Anxin Town, Anxin County. After she began practicing Falun Dafa in 1995, the symptoms of a stroke and other diseases she had suffered from for many years were cured without medical treatment. She went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong in October 2000, was arrested on Tiananmen Square, escorted back by police of county public security bureau, tortured until she was unconscious, had her home ransacked, was sentenced to one year of forced labor, publicly tried at the Anxi No. 1 High School, and paraded through the streets to humiliate her. In February 2001, county government officers took her to the county legal school brainwashing center where she was severely maltreated. Party members continuously harassed her, and she eventually died from a brain disorder in September 2006.
Ms. Wang Wenping, 40, is a housewife, resident of Xiaoxizhuang Village, Anxin Town, Anxin County, and the eldest daughter of Jin Guifang. In February 2001, she was arrested from her home by town government staff, taken to a brainwashing center, and made to give 700 yuan cash to county 610 Office personnel. In April 2002 a fellow practitioner identified her to the authorities. She was then taken to a detention center by the national protection unit and 610 officers. In April 2002, she was sentenced to three years of forced labor. In the labor camp, she was forced to stand for a long time, confinement in a tiny locked cell, and forced to make crafts for over 11 hours a day.
Ms. Wang Wenhong, 34, housewife, a resident of Dongliuzhuang Village, Anxin Town, Anxin County, and second daughter of Jin Guifang is not a Falun Gong practitioner; but when persecutors came to their home to apprehend her mother, they asked her "What is the Tiananmen self-immolation?" When she answered: "The Tiananmen self-immolation was fabricated", she was also forcibly taken to the county legal school brainwashing center, and maltreated. She was made to pay over 700 yuan cash by the county 610 Office.
Mr. Xin Genlai, 65, and an employee of the county broadcast television bureau, began practicing Falun Dafa in 1994. The stomach ailment that had troubled him for many years soon disappeared. In February 2001, he was taken to the county legal school brainwashing center by his employer, maltreated for one and a half years, and was made to pay 7000 yuan. During that time, officers in the 610 Office seized and spent his wages of 10,000 yuan.
Mr. Liu Xinjun, 35, resident of Guolikou Village, Anxin Town, Anxin County, is a primary school teacher. In June 2001, he and his wife were arrested by local police while they were distributing truth-clarification material by motorcycle in Xiong County. The county committee secretary at the time, Shi Hailin, demanded that they be brought back to the village that same night no matter what it took. At Anxin Detention Center, Shi Hailin took the lead to brutally beat Liu Xinjun; others then rushed in and beat him until he was half dead. Later Mr. Liu was transferred to a brainwashing center, detained, and had to pay money to his captors. In July 2003, because of the Falun Gong-related Internet sites he visited, Mr. Liu was arrested, sentenced to two years of forced labor, and dismissed from work. Afterwards, the party county education departments used him to attack Falun Dafa practitioners at meetings. Every education worker, even if retired, had to verbally declare, and put in writing, a promise not to practice Falun Gong. All the high schools and primary schools in the entire county were deeply poisoned without exception.
Mr. Yang Zhenfang, 40, is a construction technician and resident of Yangzhuang Village, Liulizhuang Town, Anxin County. At the end of 2000, because a fellow practitioner gave him a Falun Gong flyer, he was arrested at work by the county public security bureau that night, taken to the county detention center, and later transferred to the county brainwashing center, where he was detained and had to pay a fine.
Mr. Du Yuzhong, over 30, laborer and taxi driver, is a resident of Dongming Village, Anxin Town, Anxin County. In April 2002, because a fellow practitioner gave his name to the authorities, he was arrested by Anxin County Public Security Bureau and the 610 Office, his home was ransacked, and he was sentenced to three years of forced labor. His family used their social contacts and spent over 10,000 yuan to obtain his release.
Mr. Xin Chaoying, 44, is a farmer and resident of Xinzhuang Village, Liulizhuang Town, Anxin County. In April 2001, he was sent to county legal school by town government personnel, forcibly brainwashed, and fined.
Mr. Che Xiaohe, 30, is a farmer and resident of Guokouli Village, Xinan Town, Anxin County. In March 2001, he was sent to the county legal school by town government personnel, forcibly brainwashed, and fined.