(Clearwisdom.net) During the past ten years, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been persecuting many Falun Gong practitioners in Laishui County, Hebei Province. The CCP officials have arrested, harassed, detained, beaten, and tortured practitioners, and extorted money from them. In September 2009, the police arrested Ms. Wu Dianhua and several other practitioners, and detained them at the CCP School in Laishui County. They also harassed and beat Mr. Liu Zecun, Ms. Liu Yuelian and Mr. Wang Fenghe, and extorted money from them.

1. Ms. Wu Dianhua Arrested and Taken to the Party School in Laishui County

At 8:00 a.m. on September 22, a group of police officers climbed over a wall and broke into the home of Ms. Wu Dianhua, a practitioner from Nanzu Village, Laishui County. They arrested her while she was cleaning the courtyard. When Ms. Wu's husband heard the commotion and came out of the house, he saw only the police car, which was nearly out of sight. Ten minutes later, the police came back and ransacked Ms. Wu's home. In the meantime, they also arrested Ms. Zhao Shuying, a practitioner from Guoxia Village.

On September 21, 2009, officers from the Yongyang Town Police Station ransacked the homes of several practitioners from Yongyang Town. They arrested Mr. Li Dezhi's wife and confiscated his Dafa books, speaker, a check valued at 42,060 yuan and 24,000 yuan in cash. Mr. Li Dezhi's wife was released on September 22.

One of the practitioners from Xinggong Village, Yongyang Town was arrested, and his whereabouts are unknown. One practitioner was monitored around the clock. Five practitioners from Jushii Village, Yongyang Town were arrested. Among them, Mr. Yin Zemin and his wife were likely taken to the Laishui County's CCP School, and three other practitioners have returned home.

2. Mr. Liu Zecun Brutally Beaten and Extorted out of a Huge Amount of Money

Mr. Liu Zecun, a practitioner from Chang'anzhuang Village, Loucun Township, Laishui County, started practicing Falun Gong in 1998. Through Fa study and cultivation practice, his health greatly improved. Since July 20, 1999 when the CCP started to persecute Falun Gong, Mr. Liu Zecun has been telling people about Falun Gong and handing out materials exposing the persecution.

On March 10, 2006, Mr. Liu Zecun and other practitioners were arrested in Shidu Town, Fangshan District, Beijing. Officers from the Shidu Town Police Station and a group of local thugs beat them until these practitioners lay in a pool of blood and couldn't even utter a word. Later, the police carried them into police cars and took them to the Shidu Police Station.

At the police station, officers interrogated Mr. Liu Zecun and other practitioners with torture, and tried to force them to reveal where they got the materials. The practitioners refused to answer. Mr. Liu Zecun was kicked in the chest and had one of his teeth knocked out by the interrogators.

On March 11, 2006, the police transferred them to the Fanshang Detention Center. The practitioners were deprived of sleep, food, and water for seven days and nights. They were allowed only one visit to the restroom each day. Though the weather was still frigid, 50 basins of cold water were poured on each of them every day. They were forced to sit on a board for seven hours each day. During the twenty days they were in the detention center, officers from the Fangshan District Police Bureau interrogated Mr. Liu Zecun and other practitioners with torture nine times.

After the police arrested Mr. Liu Zecun, they went to his home five times and threatened his family. Wang Jinshi, deputy superintendent of the Loucun Township Police Station, Laishui County, was one of them.

On April 30, 2006, police from the Laishui County Police Bureau went to the Fangshan Detention Center and took Mr. Liu Zecun to the Laishui County Detention Center. During his detention, the police extorted 28,000 yuan from his family and confiscated his motorcycle.

3. Ms. Liu Yuelian Subjected to Persecution Every Year

Ms. Liu Yuelian, 57, a practitioner from Xi'anzhuang Village, Loucun Township, Laishui County, runs a garment business.

On October 6, 2000, Ms. Liu Yuelian was arrested at the Zhongshuidong Bridge. Later, officers from the Loucun Township Police Station arrested her and took her to the police station. The police ordered a farmer to take off all of Ms. Liu's clothes. They searched her naked body and humiliated her while doing so. They used a metal rod to beat her. Several police officers took turns slapping Ms. Liu's face, and forced her to kneel down.

On the same afternoon, Liu Yaohua and other officers from the police bureau ransacked Ms. Liu Yuelian's home. They confiscated her Dafa books, Fa lecture tapes, exercises tapes, Falun Gong materials and a tape recorder. The police arrested both Ms. Liu Yuelian and her husband. Li Zenglin beat them with a wooden club. The practitioners weren't released even after being detained for two months. The police attempted to extort money from the practitioners, but failed.

In December, the police paraded all of the detained practitioners through the streets with signs around their necks. The practitioners were then taken to a public square, where an open meeting was held to criticize and denounce them. Later, the police transferred them back to the detention center. Superintendent Liu Qing didn't give them enough food, but forced them to do hard labor until late into the night. Moreover, practitioners had work duty at night.

After three months, Wang Fucai and Dai Chunjie still refused to release the practitioners. All of the detained practitioners started a hunger strike. Ten days later, Wang and Dai took practitioners to the hospital and had them injected with unknown drugs. Later, Sun Guijie took them to the Laishui County CCP School.

At the Party School, all of the practitioners did the exercises, recited the Fa and went on hunger strikes to protest against the persecution together. Sun Guijie, Zhang Haili, Wang Fucai and Dai Chunjie found that it was difficult to force them to give up Falun Gong, so they asked officials from towns and villages to take the practitioners back. Ms. Liu Yuelian and Ms. Zhao Xilan were placed under arrest in a small room at their local township. Ms. Liu and Ms. Zhao went on a hunger strike to protest the persecution. On May 13, 2001, instigated by Deputy Secretary Liu Xiaopeng, several staff members including Xiao Yuan, a clerk, Yan, and Wu Daxing from the clinic force-fed Ms. Liu and Ms. Zhao. They inserted a tube into each practitioner's stomach while stepping on their heads, legs and arms. The practitioners bled from their mouths due to brutal force-feeding, but they continued their hunger strike. Finally with the help of fellow practitioners, they were able to return home safely.

For a total of over 220 days, no one was available to take care of Ms. Liu Yuelian's sick father-in-law, mother-in-law and two young children. She also suffered a lot in her business. Due to physical torture, her health deteriorated.

On February 23, 2002, Zhou Jianmin arrested Ms. Liu Yuelian when she went to Guaicaogou Village to visit her relatives. The local officials tied her up with a rope. One of them sat on her and she couldn't breathe. They beat her until her head was bleeding. Once again Ms. Liu Yuelian was detained for a long time.

In response, Ms. Liu Yuelian went on another hunger strike. Wang Fucai sentenced her to a prison term. Due to the serious maltreatment, her physical condition was very bad, so officials from the Baoding Prison refused to accept her. They took her back and continued to detain her. Later they transferred her to the Nanma Brainwashing Center in Zhuo County, where officials cruelly tortured practitioners. They handcuffed her to a big tree as soon as she got out of the police car. Then they interrogated her with torture, and didn't give her enough food, or allow her to speak with other practitioners. She was handcuffed like this for several hours.

Two officials named Liu Shuang and Du handcuffed Ms. Liu Yuelian to a bed and didn't allow her to see her family. Ms. Liu went on another hunger strike for 13 days. Finally, the police noticed that her life was in danger and called her family to take her home. This time the persecution lasted about 240 days.

During the SARS outbreak in the early summer of 2003, Wang Jinshi and about five other officials went to Ms. Liu Yuelian's home and harassed her.

In spring 2004, an official named Dong from the Loucun Township took several officials to her home. They harassed Ms. Liu Yuelian and attempted to arrest her.

On February 2, 2006, Wang Jinshi and four other officials broke into her home and arrested her. Later they took her to the detention center, where officials searched her body and confiscated 70 yuan and a watch. Ms. Liu held another hunger strike to protest the persecution. Wang Jinshi took her to the clinic at Loucun Township, where they injected her with unknown drugs that muddled her mind. This time the persecution lasted for nine days.

4. Mr. Wang Fenghe Frequently Harassed and Robbed by Government Officials

Mr. Wang Fenghe, 57, a practitioner from Xi'anzhuang Village, Loucun Township, Laishui County, owns a garment business.

The police arrested Mr. Wang's wife because she distributed Falun Gong materials. At approximately 4:00 p.m. on October 5, 2000, Liu Yaohua, a former Political and Judiciary Committee member, conspired with four other officials to ransack Mr. Wang Fenghe's home. They confiscated his tape recorder, Fa lecture tapes and some Dafa books. They arrested Mr. Wang, took him to the police bureau and detained him in the detention center for 52 days. During this period, officials forced him to paint the window frames and doors, and repair the building and the yard. No one was available to take care of his young children. It was the autumn harvest season, but no one was available to harvest his crops. His business had to be suspended in the meantime.

In the summer of 2001, Liu Xiaopeng, an official from the Loucun Township, took five officials to Laishui Town to harass Mr. Wang Fenghe, who had left home and rented a home away from his hometown. When the officials saw that no one was at home, they went to his second son's school and interrogated him.

One day in spring 2002, police officers from the Loucun Township Police Station went to Mr. Wang's home to harass him and his family. They went there twice during the day and once at night.

Late in the fall season of 2002, about five officers from the Loucun Township Police Station went to his home again and harassed him. They ransacked his home and confiscated his new VCD player, tape recorder, Falun Gong materials, exercise tapes and many DVDs. They also attempted to arrest Mr. Wang's wife, but failed to do so.

During the summer of 2003, five officials from the Loucun Township Police Station ransacked Mr. Wang Fenghe's home and attempted to arrest him.

In the spring of 2004, an official named Dong from the Loucun Township went to Mr. Wang Fenghe's home. They harassed the family and attempted to arrest them.

On February 2, 2006, Wang Jinshi, an official from the Loucun Township Village, ransacked Mr. Wang Fenghe's home and arrested his wife. Later they detained her for nine days.

On New Year's Day in 2009, Wang Jinshi took five officials to Mr. Wang Fenghe's home. They ransacked his home, but didn't find anything they could use as evidence to arrest him. They confiscated his four Dafa books, copies of Minghui Weekly, three MP3 players, and some clothing. They also searched his pockets and confiscated his cell phone. They took him to the police station and beat him violently, slapped his face and didn't give him any food before taking him to the detention center. The detention center police refused to accept him when they saw his terrible physical condition, so he was released. He had been handcuffed for 11 hours and his wrists were bleeding and swollen.

Since 2000, CCP officials have harassed Mr. Wang Fenghe's family frequently every year. His second son had to drop out of school and his business had to be suspended.