Practitioners Tortured to Death in Guan County, Shandong Province
(Clearwisdom.net) Since the persecution began on July 20, 1999, the Guan County Chinese Communist Party (CCP) 610 Office has coerced the police, the Procuratorate, and local judicial departments into persecuting Falun Gong. As a result, thousands of practitioners have been arrested, beaten, imprisoned in forced labor camps, shocked with electric batons, force-fed, enslaved, humiliated, raped, and had money extorted from them. The following are several death cases of practitioners who were persecuted in Guan County:
Mr. Li Zengfeng
Mr. Li Zengfeng is from Xifanzhuang Village. On March 7, 2008, the secretary of the Inspection Commission, Feng Shuhe, along with political instructor of the Domestic Security Division, Song Yongqiang, and police officer Zhang Zhen, from the Guan County Police Department, led a group of people to Mr. Li's house and arrested him and his wife, Ms. Xu Qiaoyun. The couple was later taken to the Guan County Detention Center.
Mr. Li was sentenced and transferred to Wangcun Forced Labor Camp on April 11, 2008. The officials at the labor camp refused to accept Mr. Li because he had high blood pressure, a heart disorder, and the overall state of his health was poor. Instead of releasing him on medical bail or providing him with medical treatment, the Domestic Security Division police took Mr. Li to the Liaocheng City Brainwashing Center. Soon after his release, Mr. Li became critically ill and died at the age of 44.
Ms. Xu Jiling
Ms. Xu Jiling had been the director of both the Guan County Women's Federation and the Guan County Environmental Protection Bureau. In October 2000, she went to Beijing to appeal for the right to practice Falun Gong but was detained and later sentenced to three years of forced labor. When her work unit heard of her arrest, they immediately stopped paying her salary.
Due to the mental and physical stress she endured in prison, Ms. Xu developed high blood pressure and was released on bail for medical treatment. Although she was released, her home was repeatedly ransacked and subjected to around-the-clock surveillance by policewoman Xue Lianchun. Because of the large sums of money that had been extorted from her and the fact that she had no source of income, Ms. Xu was forced to sell her family home and live with her younger sister above a rented snack shop.
On March 4, 2004, the local police went to the shop to take Ms. Xu back to the labor camp. Her sister tried to reason with them, explaining that Ms. Xu was in a very weakened state and should not be moved. However, in the end the police arrested her, too.
Later Ms. Xu went into a deep coma, due in part to the barbaric way the police took her into custody. She was later taken to the county hospital and closely monitored until she passed away in June 2004.
Ms. Xu's eldest son, Li Xue, who is also a practitioner, suffered a mental collapse due to the long-term persecution he endured. Despite his condition, Guan County CCP personnel still tried to imprison him in the Wangcun Forced Labor Camp on December 29, 2001, and once again on February 27, 2002.
When the labor camp refused to accept him for the second time due to his mental condition, he was taken to a brainwashing center called the Shandong Legal System School. While there, he was tortured, causing him to develop bowel and urinary incontinence. As a result, the two brainwashing center chiefs, Ma Lixin and Luo Guangrong, ordered Guan County CCP personnel to take him home. After returning home, Mr. Li was unable to work, and was therefore without a paycheck for a very long time.
Mr. Guo Dongqi
Mr. Guo Dongqi is the former political head of Guozhanggu Village, Dianzi Township. In October 2000, he went to Beijing to appeal for justice for Falun Gong and was illegally arrested and detained in the Guan County Detention Center for more than a month. Later, he was taken to a brainwashing center where he was brutally tortured, causing him to become severely ill. Because the guards wanted to evade any responsibility for Mr. Gao's death, they ordered his family to take him home.
Mr. Guo organized a Dafa experience-sharing meeting in May or June of 2001. When the local police found out about it, they went to arrest him. To avoid being arrested, Mr. Guo left home. The police also tried arresting his family members, who were all implicated, including his young daughter and relatives.
Due to the mental and physical stress he was under, Mr. Guo passed away in April 2003, at the age of 64. After his death, police arrested his second oldest son, who was not even a practitioner, and released him only after a large sum of money was extorted from him.
Mr. Zhang Yanxun
Mr. Zhang Yanxun was from Yi Village, Yanzhuang Township. On March 1, 2000, he was "illegally detained" in the local police station. He was later transferred to the county detention center on March 4, 2000, where he was brutally tortured.
To humiliate Mr. Zhang, criminal inmates there forced him to imitate a frog hopping around. When he failed to jump high enough, they surrounded him and beat him to the ground. Mr. Zhang was tortured to the point of near death, however policewoman Xue would still not release him. Finally, when Mr. Zhang looked like he was just about to die, Xue allowed his son, Zhang Jie, to pick him up and take him to the hospital. Mr. Zhang passed away on June 1, 2000.
Ms. Zhao Fengying
Ms. Zhao Fengying was a farmer from Zhaodangbo Village, Dianzi Township. After the persecution began on July 20, 1999, her daughter and son-in-law were arrested, they had their home ransacked numerous times, and had tens of thousands of yuan extorted from them. Her daughter was imprisoned in a labor camp once, and her son-in-law, Dong Xinhai, was twice imprisoned in a labor camps. Seeing her family suffering like this caused Ms. Zhao a great deal of mental and physical stress. As a result, her health quickly deteriorated and she passed away on November 17, 2004.
Mr. Yan Taixiang
Mr. Yan Taixiang was from Wali Village, Jia Town. He suffered years of persecution at the hands of Lin Hongjun, the director of the local police department. One time Lin called the local practitioners together to hold a meeting at the town hall. When Mr. Yan and his wife arrived a little late, Lin handcuffed both of them to separate trees on the side of a road, and beat, berated, and yelled at them in public. As a result, Mr. Yan suffered a mental collapse and died in 2004.
Ms. Wang Yumin
Ms. Wang Yumin, a former cadre from Guan County, died in 2005 after enduring years of torture.
Mr. Xu Jun'gang
Mr. Xu Jun'gang is from Xusanli Village, Guancheng Town. After enduring years of persecution, he finally passed away in the spring of 2008.