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Information about the Persecution of Mr. Peng Fangjian, Tortured to Death in 2003 in Sichuan Province

April 28, 2008 |  

(Clearwisdom.net) Mr. Peng Fangjian, a Falun Gong practitioner from Renli Town, Suining City, Sichuan Province, is in his forties. Mr. Peng suffered from several illnesses before he started to practice Falun Gong, and he had gone everywhere to get treatment, but none of the treatments were effective. He began practicing Falun Gong in 1997, and in less than a month all of his illnesses disappeared. He believes that Falun Gong is miraculous.

On July 20, 1999, Jiang Zemin's regime began actively persecuting Falun Gong. Seeking justice, Mr. Peng went twice to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong. Afterwards, he was illegally detained at Xinhua Forced Labor Camp of Mianyang City for one and a half years. Because he was steadfast in his belief, his term was extend two months.

On the morning of January 28, 2003, Mr. Peng Fangjian was illegally arrested by Rao Jun, from the Renli Town Police Station, Yuan Xiaolin who is the head of the 610 Office in Renli Town, Hu Zongcheng, a 610 Office agent, Zhang Kangping and others. He was then imprisoned at Renli Town Police Station. According to inside sources, He was brutally beaten by the officers. During his imprisonment, the Police Station chief, Duan Shoukun, tried to extort fifty thousand yuan from Mr. Peng's family for his release. His family however, did not have the money. Three days later, Mr. Peng was illegally imprisoned at Lingquansi Detention Center.

At the detention center, Mr. Peng began a hunger strike to protest the persecution. He was tortured to death on February 10, 2003. Someone who had been imprisoned with Mr. Peng at the detention center said that Mr. Peng had been subjected to brutal torture by prisoners, and that his mouth and nose were always filled with blood. Mr. Peng refused to renounced Falun Gong and his mind was always firm. He was on a continuous hunger strike, and the police brutally force-fed and tortured him. This prisoner also said that he had seen Mr. Peng's body being taken to a car.

At that time, village cadres notified Mr. Peng's family so they could come and see his remains. Before Peng's body was sent to a crematorium his family saw that the body was covered with wounds and blood. Soon after his son died, Peng Fangjian's father also passed away.

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