Mr. Zhao Haiping and Four Other Practitioners Arrested and Tortured in Chengdu City
(Clearwisdom.net) (Correspondent from Chengdu City) On July 21, 2009, police from the Chengdu City State Security Division and the Tiaota Police Station in Chengdu City, Sichuan Province arrested five practitioners from a computer company in Chengdu City. They were Mr. Zhao Haiping, Mr. Liao Jianpu, Mr. Gu Huaibing, Mr. Wang Hongbo and Mr. Zhou Yaping. They are being detained in the Chengdu City Detention Center and were tortured during interrogation. All five practitioners had been persecuted during the past few years.
Mr. Zhao Haiping, 38 years of age, is a resident of Qinglian Town, Jiangyou City, Sichuan Province. In January 2000, he went to Beijing to appeal for an end to the persecution of Falun Gong but was detained for 15 days. Later, he went to work in Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province. When he came back to Jiangyou City, he was arrested and sentenced to 2 years of forced labor. He served his term in the Xinhua Forced Labor Camp in Sichuan Province. While in the labor camp, he developed pulmonary tuberculosis due to persecution. He was sent home on medical parole but placed under surveillance. When it was close to the end of his two-year term, officials from the labor camp brought him back to the labor camp and detained him for about a month before releasing him.
Shortly after Mr. Zhao was released, he left home to avoid further persecution. His father and brother had been persecuted as well. Because his father requested his release during his detention in the labor camp, he was detained in the Sanhe Police Station in Jiangyou City for a week. His brother, Mr. Zhao Wanjiang was sentenced to 1½ years of forced labor and had also been detained in the Xinhua Forced Labor Camp. Officials from the Qinglian Town Police Station, the Xiping Township government, the Jiangyou City Police Department State Security Division and the 610 Office all attempted to arrest him and tried to trick him into coming home.
Mr. Liao Jianpu, in his 50's, is a resident of Panzhihua City, Sichuan Province. He had served an 8-year term in the Deyang Prison in Sichuan Province. On December 8, 2008, he was arrested. However, shorty after he was released, he was arrested again in the computer company where he had only worked for two days.
Mr. Gu Huaibing, 35 years old, is a resident of Xinminchang Town, Pi County, Sichuan Province. He is a kind person and a hard worker. When the police arrested him, they took his 11-year-old son with him. Later, his brother-in-law brought his son back home. Mr. Gu's family hired a lawyer for him. However, police from the Wuhou State Security Division refused to let the lawyer meet him. Mr. Gu's father is deaf and mute and his wife is unemployed. The entire family is surviving on Mr. Gu's income and now are under financial strain.
Mr. Wang Hongbo, 38 years old, is a resident of Qionglai County, Sichuan Province. Mr. Zhou Yaping is a resident of Shuangliu County, Sichuan Province. He started working in the computer company one day before his arrest.
On July 21, when the police came to the computer company to arrest these practitioners, they confiscated all the goods and the cash in the company.