(Clearwisdom.net) Li Laotie, born in Li County, Hebei Province, was the head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in Laishui County in 2000. Soon after taking the position, Li closely followed the CCP and Jiang Zemin's regime to persecute Falun Dafa practitioners. During Li's tenure, five practitioners in Laishui County were persecuted to death. They were Ms. Zhang Xiuxian, Ms. Jiao Fenglan, Mr. Yan Jianqi, Mr. Wu Yanshui, and Mr. Zhang Zhiyong. Seven practitioners were issued severe sentences of fifteen, thirteen, eleven, ten, nine, or five years of imprisonment and they are still in prison. More than ten practitioners were illegally detained in forced labor camps. Almost forty practitioners were imprisoned in Laishui County Prison for as long as one year, and Laishui County Detention Center for up to two years. Numerous practitioners lost their jobs, their salaries were discontinued, they were fined, their homes were searched and their property was confiscated, they were brutally beaten, their families were broken up, and they had to leave their homes.
On April 7, 2004, Sun Guijie, deputy head of the CCP in Laishui County, Zhang Haili, Li Zenglin from the Public Security Bureau, Liu Yaohua, Cui Jikun, head of the court, and other corrupt people from the Procuratorate in various villages and towns launched an inhuman persecution against practitioners, under instigation from Li Laotie. During this period of persecution, the number of ropes used to persecute practitioners reached one thousand per day. In brainwashing sessions in Laishui County, practitioners' bodies showed signs of severe beating. Some of them had sustained swelling to their heads, black and blue eyes, or marks on their faces caused by being beaten with shoes. Some practitioners had become crippled. Practitioners were beaten with sticks, the handles of pickaxes or shovels, whips, and clubs.
Sun Guijie hit practitioners with the soles of shoes. Many practitioners are still not able to hear clearly as a result. Cui Jikun ordered his subordinates to use ropes to pull practitioners' arms back until they reach the back of their heads, which could cause practitioners' arms to be crippled in the process. One practitioner passed out from being beaten, while constantly twitching. Li Zenglin watched officers beat practitioners with a smile, and appeared happy. Liu Yaohua forced practitioners to kneel down for half a day. Laishui County extorted two thousand yuan in cash per practitioner, while various villages and towns extorted practitioners again for one thousand yuan or several hundred yuan.
On August 10, 2000, officers sent more than eighty practitioners to brainwashing sessions in Laishui County and persecuted them. Police officers were fully armed and thugs were hired at thirty yuan per day to persecute the practitioners. They forced them to kneel down and slapped their face a thousand times. Practitioners were beaten so badly that their clothes became worn and they had to support each other while walking. Every single practitioner was extorted of three thousand yuan. One family had four people detained and this family had to give twelve thousand yuan. If the families were not able to hand over the money, then the authorities would sell all their food supplies and any possessions of value, which prevented them from having any rice to cook during the spring festival. Being unable to pay the sum, an old woman was thrown into a forced labor camp. Her husband was beaten and died on the road while traveling home. Their son was chased by Li Laotie, who mobilized many people to encircle the village where he lived and blocked vital communications lines, ordering that he be arrested upon sight; there would be no consequences for beating him to death.
On December 27, 2000, Li Laotie and Wang Huixin ordered that twenty-eight practitioners be paraded through the streets with boards hanging on their necks. Authorities held a so-called "convention for public judgment," and illegally tried practitioners and sentenced them. Two practitioners were sentenced to five years of imprisonment and six practitioners were detained in a forced labor camp, one of whom was given five years for writing a letter to Li Laotie. In 2000, when Li Laotie had just taken the position, this practitioner wrote a letter to Li in a sincere and kind way, hoping that he would learn the truth about Falun Dafa and stop the cruel persecution of practitioners. After receiving the letter, Li did not accept the truthful report from this person, and instead, he commanded his subordinate to persecute this practitioner. They kicked and trampled on her, especially her chest. Her face turned black and blue, and was swollen as a result of being beaten. Her waist was also injured and she could only walk bent over. When going to the restroom, she had to bend at the waist and rely on others' support. Her body was covered with scars from the beatings. A person in this condition was still sent to Laishui County Detention Center, which did not intend to accept her because of her poor health. They nevertheless imprisoned her due to pressure from Li Laotie and Sun Guijie. She was sentenced to five years of imprisonment on December 27, 2000.
In March 2001, more than one fourth of the practitioners were transferred from the prison and detention center to the brainwashing center at Laishui County for "transformation." At the brainwashing center in Laishui County, there were two young practitioners who were seventeen or eighteen years old. One had two ribs broken as the result of being beaten, and the other's body was covered with scars resulting from beatings. One practitioner's skin became torn all over the body from being tied tightly with a rope.
During the period that Li Laotie was the head of the CCP in Laishui County, he disregarded the cost. He took advantage of the masses' money, earned through hard work, to hire another corrupt person from the Nanma Brainwashing Center in Zhuozhou City, Hebei Province, at the cost of 16,000 yuan a month, to persecute practitioners in Laishui County. The person who executed the persecution this time was Wang Fucai from the Laishui County 610 Office.
Li Laotie is currently the head of the middle court in Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province. He is still persecuting practitioners and playing the role of interference and persecution regarding the release of practitioner Ms. Wang Bo and her family members, from Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province, even though there are no charges laid.