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Ms. Han Guanrong, 63, Arrested Again After Suffering in a Forced Labor Camp for Six Years

January 14, 2008 |   By a practitioner from Sichuan Province

(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Han Guangrong, 63 years old, is a retired employee from Ximen Long Distance Bus Station, Shunqing District, Nanchong City, Sichuan Province. She suffered from several chronic illnesses that disappeared within several months of practicing Falun Gong. Ever since, she was determined to be a good person and live by Falun Dafa's principles of "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance." However, over the past 8 years, government officials from the Shunqing District, Nanchong City have ransacked her home, arrested her, sentenced her to forced labor camps and prison, and withheld her pension. These perpetrators often harassed and monitored her. Now, Ms. Han has been arrested again. Her continuous suffering has brought great pressure to her entire family.

1. Forced Labor

At the end of 1999, Ms. Han Guangrong was illegally sentenced to two years of forced labor and taken to the notorious Nanmusi Woman's Forced Labor Camp in Zizhong County, Sichuan Province, where she was inhumanly tortured.

During her detention in the No. 5, No.7 and No. 8 Divisions, Ms. Han was in solitary confinement for nearly two years. While in the No. 5 Division the prison guards forced the steadfast practitioners to stand in "military" posture, standing at attention while facing the wall. The toes had to touch the wall and the middle finger placed on the seams of the trouser legs. The entire body had to be close to the wall, the eyes wide open and less than 10 mm from the wall. Roll call was at 6:00 a.m. and bedtime around midnight. Practitioners were not allowed to move and had to stand in that position for at least 16 hours daily. If they closed their eyes, the prisoners assigned to monitor them would either swear at or beat them. Practitioners were not allowed to leave the cell for any reason. They had to ask permission to use the toilet. They were only allowed to use the toilet twice a day and they were forced to eat their meals next to the toilet, which had no lid.

To force the practitioners to renounce Falun Dafa, prison guards forbade them to take a shower, wash their hair and face, brush their teeth, or change clothes. Their assigned monitors watched them around the clock. Most of these monitors were drug addicts. The guards linked the reduction of their terms with how well they persecuted practitioners. Therefore, these inmates treated practitioners very cruelly and ruthlessly. The more practitioners they forced to renounce Falun Dafa, the sooner they would be released. These drug addicts often said, "The forced labor camp is hell on earth. No one wants to stay here. As long as we can have our terms reduced we will do anything." The prison guards manipulated the drug addicts to make them do their bidding. One day the drug addicts forced Ms. Han Guangrong to pose in a horse riding position on a stool until she passed out.

During her detention at No. 7 Division, the prison guards locked Ms. Han Guangrong with 20 or so other steadfast practitioners into a small cell of about a dozen square meters. The guards forced practitioners to sit on a small plastic stool for 15 to 16 hours daily. They were not allowed to move, speak, or close their eyes. They were forced to listen to collaborators read articles that slandered Falun Dafa. During hot summers, the cell was like an oven and the practitioners were soaked in sweat. Despite suffering from skin rashes, they were not allowed to move. Ms. Han and two other practitioners protested the brainwashing, declaring that the articles were nothing but lies. Therefore, Zhang Xiaofang, the head of No. 7 Division shocked their mouths with an electric baton.

In the women's forced labor camp an inmate has the right to sleep at night, wash her hair, take a shower, change clothes, use the toilet, have family visitations and write letters or make phone calls. However, Falun Gong practitioners who strove to be especially kind people and followed the principles of "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance" were denied these rights and had no freedom. In addition, practitioners had to perform forced labor, including pasting together small paper bags for infant medication, and sorting pig hair.

2. Tortured During Four Years of Detention at a Forced Labor Camp

When Ms. Han's illegal forced labor term was about to expire, the lawless officials were already plotting further persecution. On December 23, 2002, Shunqing District Court, Nanchong City secretly put practitioners Ms. Han Guangrong and Li Jianhou on trial. After the news got out, dozens of practitioners from Nanchong City gathered at the district court. When Ms. Han Guangrong and Li Jianhou got out of the police car outside the court, they shouted at the top of their voice, "Falun Dafa is good!" Dozens of practitioner inside and outside the court shouted in unison, "Falun Dafa is good!" "Zhen-Shan-Ren ("Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance") is good! Falun Dafa is the righteous Fa! Restore the reputation of our Teacher!" The shouting shocked all those present. The illegal trial was postponed. A large number of armed policemen were called in and more than 20 practitioners were arrested. Some practitioners managed to escape. Later, Ms. Han was illegally sentenced to 4 years of forced labor.

In May 2006, Ms. Han Guangrong was released from Chuanxi Women's Prison (called Bingjiang Prison, Chengdu City at this time). Staff from the Shunqing District 610 Office in Nanchong City, the National Security Division of the Shunqing Police Sub-department, the District Political and Judiciary Commission, Xicheng Neighborhood Committee, Honghuajie Community, and Ximeng Long Distance Bus Station sent people to harass Ms. Han Guangrong and her family. They monitored and followed them all the time. They also threatened them.

On the afternoon of August 9, 2007, the Section Head of the Bingjiang Women's Prison, Chengdu City with the surname Li, and Head of the No. 12 Ward that is known for torturing practitioners Zhou Ying, collaborated with Director of the Honghuajie Community, Ren Jianming and an older man with the surname Han. They attempted to break into Ms. Han's home. Ms. Han and her family refused to let them in.

3. Arrested by CCP Agents Again

At 6:00 p.m. on August 27, 2007, Director Ren Jianming of Honghuajie Community and Han broke into Ms. Han Guangrong's home to arrest her. Since Ms. Han was not home their attempt failed again.

However, these persecutors did not give up. They assigned people from the community to monitor Ms. Han's family and brought in an agent from the National Security Division. He followed Ms. Han's husband Mr. Xiong wherever he went, while two cars from the National Security Division followed and harassed Ms. Han's daughter. They followed her to her workplace. Then the Deputy Head of the National Security Division Du Weijia went to her workplace to threaten her in an attempt to find her mother. He told her that if she did not tell them where her mother was, they would charge her with covering up a crime, have her fired or sentenced to a prison term. This terrified Ms. Han Guangrong's daughter so much that she did not dare go home that night.

On December 18, 2007, while Ms. Han Guangrong was shopping at the Honghuajie Market, she was taken away by Chinese Communist Party (CCP) agents in a black sedan. She is being held at Nanchong City Detention Center. That afternoon a man who identified himself as a policeman from the National Security Division forced Ms. Han's husband to open the door and then ransacked their home. They confiscated a portrait of the founder of Falun Dafa, Falun Dafa books and some personal items.

During the 8 years of the persecution of Falun Dafa, Ms. Han Guangrong has firmly upheld her belief in the principles of "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance" and has kept clarifying the truth about Falun Dafa to the local people. Ms. Han has been illegally imprisoned many times since the persecution began on July 20, 1999. She has been in detention for more than six years, including two years of forced labor and 15 days of detention and an illegal sentence of another four years. The 610 Office withheld Ms. Han's pension for 48 months, an amount totaling approximately 20,000 yuan. She was deprived of her "Retired Worker Uniform Retirement Pension Raise" in 2006. Ms. Han worked for 35 years, but her current retirement pension is only 490 yuan per month. That is 200 yuan less than other retirees with the same tenure.

Information about those responsible for Ms. Han's persecution:

Nanchong City 610 Office: 86-817-2251773
Yang Ze, Head: 86-817-2245598 (Home), 86-13086365448 (Cell), 86-817-3693663 (Cell)
Wang Yong, Deputy Head: 86-817-2242413 (Office, shared with Yang Ze)
Zhang Xingzhi, Head of the Nanchong National Security Bureau: 86-817-2803836 (Office),86817-2800922 (Home), 86-817-2186585 (Cell)

Nanchong City Police Department:
Zhang Qiwei, Head: 86-817-2803086 (Office), 86-13990818568 (Cell)
He Xiquan, Deputy Head: 86-817-2801039 (Office), 86-13909070606 (Cell)
Shunqing District 610 Office, Nanchong City: 86-817-2251773
Yu Xiangming, Head: 86-13158511390 (Cell), 86-817-6818245 (Home)
Zhang Guangxiang, Deputy Head: 86-13890871000 (Cell), 86-817-26966348 (Home)
Shunqing District National Security Division, Nanchong City:
Cai Jun, Head of the Division: 86-817-2188966 (Cell)
Du Weijia, Deputy Head: 86-817-2225811 (Cell), 86-13708271111 (Cell);

Honghuajie Community, Shunqing District, Nanchong City:
Jing Jianming, Party Secretary, Director: 86-817-8197708 (Home), 86-817-6104693 (Office)

Han Daxing, male, over 60 years old, a member of Honghuajie Community, is from 3rd Group, No. 3 Village, Xinjianxiang Township, Shunqing District, Nanchong City and lives at Shiyan Primary School (previously Xinjianxiang Primary School) dormitory. In the past 6 years, Han Daxin actively took part in persecuting local practitioners Ms. Han Guangrong, Ms. Li Xiao Fang and Yue Wenhua as well as practitioners from other communities including Ms. He Xuehua and her husband Mr. Gao Zhijun. He monitored practitioners, staked out their homes, followed and harassed them, ransacked their homes and forced practitioners to write guarantee statements. Han is not remorseful for his crimes and refuses to listen to practitioners that try to explain the facts to him. He has been one of the ringleaders of the persecution in his area.

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