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The Persecution of Mr. Yang Guoshu and His Family in Shulan City

May 06, 2009 |  

(Clearwisdom.net) At noon on March 31, 2009, Mr. Yang Guoshu and his family in Shulan City, Jilin Province were arrested by more than ten police officers. The family are all Falun Gong practitioners, including Mr. Yang's wife Ms. Lin Songbo, his eldest son Yang Junfeng, and second son Yang Junqi. On that day, four of his relatives who were visiting were also arrested. One of them was released after being extorted out of 500 yuan. Officers from the Shulan City Huan Cheng Police Station and Beicheng Police Station ransacked Mr. Yang's home, and took away six computers and more than six thousand "yuan" in cash.

Mr. Yang's immediate family and three other relatives were detained in Nanshan Detention Center. No visitors were allowed to seem them. Mr. Yang's sister-in-law went to Huancheng Police Station and asked for Mr. Yang's home keys, but the guards declined her request. Within a few days, Huancheng Police Station personnel ransacked Mr. Yang's home again, and they took away some more cash. Mr. Yang's family and three relatives have been detained for eleven days, and no one has heard from them.

Mr. Yang's family are Falun Gong practitioners, and they have all gained physical health and general well-being from doing so. However, since Jiang Zemin and his group started to persecute Falun Gong, Mr. Yang's family has suffered terrible persecution.

At 5:00 p.m. on December 15, 2000, Mr. Yang and his wife were arrested by officers from the Beicheng Police Station. Mr. Yang was tortured by being hung up by the handcuffs during a 24-hour interrogation session. He developed a slipped disc and dislocated joint, the handcuffs cut into his skin and his arms were covered with blood. Guard Li Zhuo ordered an employee surnamed Jiang to slap Mr. Yang with a shoe more than ten times. Police chief Yang Shuhua, Deputy Du Yuzhuo, political instructor Wang Xingchang, guard Li Zhuo, Zhu Yao and a part-time employee surnamed Jiang tortured Mr. Yang. They used a cloth to cover his head, and the six of them beat Mr. Yang, kicking him in the head, chest, and lower body. They forced him to drink hot wasabi sauce. They pushed Mr. Yang down, sat on him, and even put the office desk on his body. Guard Li Zhuo slapped his face, and since Li Zhuo hurt his hands during the beating, he switched to using his shoe. They blew cigarette smoke in Mr. Yang's nose, and they suffocated him with a plastic bag over his head. Then Mr. Yang was sent to a forced labor camp.

After he was released back home, he was not able to walk for a long time. Even after six months, he still couldn't keep his balance. His wife Ms. Lin Songbo was also abused by Beicheng Police Station personnel. A guard shackled her feet and an employee surnamed Jiang kicked her on the right side of her face. He dragged her by the hair and hit her head against the wall, and some of her hair fell out after the abuse. Ms. Lin was beaten on the face and arms with a stick that had many rough rubber strips on it. Jiang kicked her and threatened to break her ribs. Guard Li Zhou used bottles of water to hit Ms. Lin's back and poked her in the face with keys.

At around 9:00 a.m. on January 26, 2000, the Jilin Province Shulan City Police Department Domestic Security Office and the Beicheng Police Station dispatched many police officers to Mr. Yang's home. They ordered 110 Office employees (an emergency dispatch unit) to unlock Mr. Yang's security gate and arrested his elder son Mr. Yang Junfeng.

On July 8, 2001, Ms. Lin Songbo was arrested by police because she attended a Dafa conference, and she was then sent to the Heizuizi Women's Forced Labor Camp in Changchun City. The camp refused her because of her physical condition, so the police forcibly transfered her to the Shulan City Mental Hospital's brainwashing center for 90 days. In the beginning of October, 2005, Mr. Yang's elder son Mr. Yang Junfeng was also taken to a brainwashing center for further persecution.

In August 2006, the Shulan City 610 Office established a brainwashing center in Jishu County. The Beicheng Police Station, the Beicheng Community and Ms. Lin's employer harassed Mr. Yang's family. Due to the constant harassment, Mr. Yang's family was not able to live a normal peaceful life. The couple moved to their second son Mr. Yang Junqi's home in Changchun City. Mr. Yang Junfeng didn't move because of his work, so he stayed in Shulan City.

In September and October of 2006, the education department of Shulan City used the excuse that Ms. Lin's employer couldn't get in contact with her. They filed a report to the financial department and requested to stop Ms. Lin's retirement pension. Later Ms. Lin found out about this and went to her school's head and clarified the truth to him. Because of this, she was able to keep receiving her pension.

At around 7:00 p.m. on October 10, 2006, the police tried to harass Mr. Yang's family at their home. When no one answered the door, they turned off their home's electricity. The whole family was arrested again on February 4, 2006.

In the morning of February 1, 2007, Shulan City Police Department Domestic Security officers Li Jiazhe, Li Zhuo and other police officers took Mr. Yang Junfeng from the detention center to the Domestic Security office and tired to force him to write a "confession" for more than 10 hours. Mr. Yang was not allowed to be taken back to the detention center until 3:00 a.m. on February 2, 2007.

At 6:00 p.m. on February 2, 2007, under police Xin He's lead, domestic security guard Li Jiazhe, Li Zhuo and several others, along with seven or eight officers from the Changchun City Kuancheng District Xisantiao Police Station, went to Mr. Yang and his wife's home in Kuancheng District. They arrested Mr. Yang and his wife. At around 7:00 p.m., when Mr. Yang's second son came home from a business trip, they pushed his face to the floor and handcuffed his hands behind his back. They placed a long scarf around his neck, suffocating him, and the handcuffs bit deep into his flesh. The scar is still visible today. The police then took him to the Xisantiao Police Station.

On July 22, 2007, Mr. Yang's family members received a one-year sentence in a forced labor camp.

Mr. Yang's family has been persecuted relentlessly, and they have suffered serious physical and mental abuse. As a result of the terrible persecution, Ms. Lin has started to lose her memory and their elder son, Mr. Yang Junfeng, cannot straighten his back due to the severe torture he has endured.

Zou Zhongxiang, Chief of Huancheng Police Station: 86-13704440017 (Cell)
Yu Guanghui, Chief of Beicheng Police Station
Wang Guogang, Deputy Chief of Beicheng Police Station 86-13844691286 (Cell)