CCP Official Zheng Xianfang from Huaiyang, Henan Province Heavily Involved in Persecuting Falun Gong Practitioners
(Clearwisdom.net) Since late April 2008, more than ten Falun Gong practitioners in Huaiyang, Henan Province have been arrested and their belongings confiscated by Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials. Many practitioners and their family members have been brutally beaten and tortured by the CCP police. The personnel who participated in this persecution of Falun Gong practitioners include the city of Huaiyang CCP Party Secretary Jia Shujun, Huaiyang Politics and Law Committee Party Secretary Yang Yunhe, who secretly controls the persecution, and the Huaiyang 610 Office Director Zheng Xianfang, who deployed and directed the persecution.
The Huaiyang 610 Office director, Zheng Xianfang, was formerly chief of the Wangdian Police Station. Because he very actively persecuted Falun Gong and is very cruel and merciless, he was promoted to deputy director of the Huaiyang Police Department and captain of the Huaiyang National Security Team (which is the organization inside the police system that specifically persecutes Falun Gong). Later he was transferred to the Huaiyang Politics and Law Committee and became the head of the 610 Office. Zheng Xianfang directed and led police to illegally arrest Falun Gong practitioners and confiscate their belongings, personally tortured Falun Gong practitioners, illegally sent Falun Gong practitioners and their family members to forced labor camps, and sentenced and extorted money from Falun Gong practitioners and their family members. Because he extorted money from Faun Gong practitioners many times and the total amount of money he extorted is huge, he will be throughly investigated and exposed later. He committed countless crimes. Below are just a few example cases of his crimes.
Case One: Brutally Tortured Falun Gong Practitioner Ms. Su Yujin and Stole Her Belongings
On the morning of September 15, 2001, Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Su Yujin from Chengxinzhuang, Zhaozhai Village, Dalian Town and another female Falun Gong practitioner rode a motorcycle to distribute truth-clarifying materials. They were found and arrested by the police. Zheng Xianfang, chief of the Wangdian Police Station used a rope to tie up the female Falun Gong practitioner and incited the police to use the rope to pull the practitioner up and then knock her to the ground repeatedly. At the same time, Zheng Xianfang brutally beat Ms. Su Yujin. Later Zheng Xianfang took a pile of materials from Ms. Su's home. The police sent the two Falun Gong practitioners to the Huaiyang 610 Office, and Ms. Su Yujin was brutally beaten and then imprisoned. She was subjected to brutal torture inside the prison, including beatings, handcuffing both hands and feet, force-feedings and other mistreatment.
After Ms. Su Yujin was released, she went to the police station and asked Zheng Xianfang to return her motorcycle which he had illegally confiscated. Zheng Xianfang not only did not return the motorcycle, but also took the opportunity to extort 2,000 yuan from her using the excuse that it was "the fine for taking the vehicle back." In the end Zheng Xianfang kept the motorcycle.
Case Two: Extorted Money from Falun Gong Practitioner Li Chao
Mr. Li Chao, 45 years old, was illegally arrested and detained by the CCP three times because he did not give up his belief in Falun Gong. The third time, he was taken from his home by the police and detained without any reason. When he was released, Zheng Xianfang and other police extorted 8,000 yuan cash from him. Zheng Xianfang got 3,000 yuan, policeman Li Changfeng got 4,000 yuan and policeman Chang Yijun got 1,000 yuan.
Case Three: Persecuted Falun Gong Practitioner Ms. Wang Guijin and Her Family Members
In February 2004, Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Wang Guijin, her husband and her son, who had become destitute and homeless, were arrested again by the police and detained. Wang Guijin went on hunger strike to protest the illegal detention. The prison doctor force-fed her and found that she was pregnant. She was then sent back to her parent's home to live under surveillance after the 610 Office's approval.
On April 11, 2004, officers from the Lutai Police Station went to Wang Guijin's parents' home to arrest her. They brought her father to the police station and also searched the homes of all Wang Guijin's relatives but could not find her. During that time, her third elder brother called her to alert her. The police used this as an excuse to arrest her brother and fine him 6,000 yuan to obtain a guarantor to post his bail awaiting trial. Zheng Xianfang, who was the deputy director of the Huaiyang Police Department at that time, incited the police to compile falsified materials and report lies to the procuratorate to prosecute Wang Guijin's father. Finally her father was sentenced to one year for so-called "harboring crime." Soon Wang Guijin was also found and arrested. The police sent her to the Huaiyang Birth Control Center to forcibly induce her labor in order to put her into prison after she gave birth to her child. Less than one month after the her child was born, Wang Guijin was detained at the detention center. During her detention, she held a hunger strike to protest the persecution and was brutally force-fed. She became extremely weak during the detention. She was subsequently illegally sentenced to five years and her husband was sentenced to ten years.
Case Four: Led Police to Arrest Falun Gong Practitioner Lei Bangci and Steal His Money
Mr. Lei Bangci, who is in his sixties, is from Zenglou Village, Xinzhan Town, Huaiyang County. He worked as a teacher for more than 40 years and he is known as an excellent teacher. Because he did not give up his belief in Falun Gong, he was brutally persecuted by Zheng Xianfang and others.
On October 2, 2004, Zheng Xianfang incited more than ten officers from the Huaiyang National Security Team and the Xinzhan Police Station to break into Lei Bangci's home. Lei Bangci was not at home at that time. At 9:00 p.m. the same night, the police broke into Lei's home again, but they still did not find Lei Bangci. Then the police broke into the homes of Lei Bangci's first elder brother Lei Bangxun and second elder brother Lei Bangli, and searched their homes without showing any search warrant. Finally they arrested Lei Bangci at her brother Lei Bangxun's home, and stole from Lei Bangxun's home. The police took 6,200 yuan in cash, 1,500 yuan in savings and Lei Bangci's teachers' salary card. They also stole 1,700 yuan in cash from Lei Bangxun. The total money taken was 9,400 yuan.
Case Five: Illegally Arrested Falun Gong Practitioner Yuan Huanyun and His Family Members, and Arrested Many Other Falun Gong Practitioners from the Same Village
On October 8, 2004 at 8:00 p.m., Zheng Xianfang led more than ten officers from the Huaiyang National Security Team and the Zhuji Town Police Station, and drove the police vehicle to the home of Falun Gong practitioner Yuan Huanyun. They held guns and broke into Yuan Huanyun's home. The police held the guns and threatened the surrounding people, "We will shoot you if you dare to proceed." They not only illegally arrested Yuan Huanyun, but also arrested his wife Zhu, his nearly 80-year-old parents and his 10-year-old son. The police held the child's arm and grabbed his belt to drag him into the police vehicle. But under the surrounding people's objection and condemnation, the police had to release the child. During this time, Zheng Xianfang and his gang arrested five Falun Gong practitioners in this village.