Chaoyang District Residents Ms. Wang Zhiqin and Husband, Mr. Wang Chongjun, Sentenced to Forced Labor
(Clearwisdom.net) Ms.Wang Zhiqin, and her husband, Mr. Wang Chongjun, both Falun Gong practitioners, are residents of Xiaohongmen Longzhuashu Village in the Chaoyang District, Beijing. They were arrested on the night of April 14, 2008, and recently sentenced to forced labor.
At approximately 7:00 p.m, on April 14, 2008, Yang Fengling (female), the community 610 Office chair from Longzhuashu Village, ordered over 20 police officers from Xiaohongmen Station and agents of the Chaoyang District 610 Office to raid Ms. Wang's home. They climbed a ladder and broke in.
Police officers tried to force Ms. Wang to sign a statement promising she would not practice Falun Gong. They also tried to force her to sign a document that slandered Dafa. The chief of the village committee 610 Office, Yang Fengling, had assigned more than 40 people and the mutual protection team to watch Ms. Wang's home since the night of April 7, 2008, when she refused to be "transformed." The elderly Ms. Wang was watched closely whenever she went out to buy food or went to the park. During this period, Yang went to Ms. Wang's home almost every day to harass her.
Ms. Wang did not cooperate with their unreasonable requests. She sat down and sent forth righteous thoughts. Police officers took pictures of her while she was sitting in full-lotus. They searched her home and found three tapes and a few brochures. They declared that the photo and these items would be used as evidence against her and grounds for persecution.
They broke into Mr. Wang and Ms. Wang's daughter's room. Mr. Wang Chongjun said, "What you are doing is illegal." The officers got very angry and lifted Ms. Wang Zhiqin, who was still sitting in the lotus position, and put her in a police vehicle. They also took Mr. Wang Chongjun away.
On the second day, the morning of April 15, 2008, police officer Zhang Weimin (male) forwarded a message that these two senior ladies were in Guanzhuang Detention Center, Chaoyang District. They did not allow their family to bring clothes and made them wait to be notified when it would be permitted for them to bring clothes. The family was also told that these two ladies would be allowed to return home in around 15 days to two years.
Recently, the Wang family got written notices from the First Division, Dispatch Section of the Tuanhe Labor Camp in Beijing (where Mr. Wang Chongjun is detained) with the stamp of the administration office and from the Ten Division (where Ms. Wang Zhiqin is detained).
The family was told that Mr. Wang Chongjun was sentenced to forced labor on May 22, 2008, and Ms. Wang Zhiqin was sentenced to forced labor on May 20, 2008. At the same time, the family also got a letter notifying them of "locked style forced labor camp prisoner's visiting notice" that told them to visit Mr. Wang Chongjun from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and Ms. Wang Zhiqin from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on June 2, 2008.
These two elderly people's arrests and sentencing to a forced labor camp were done without notifying their families.