Name: Wang Fangpu (王方甫)
Gender: Male
Age: 37
Address: Beijing (Hometown in Dingmao Town, Chicheng County, Hebei Province)
Occupation: A Medical Worker from the Health Care Section of the Hospital of Chinese Meteorology Bureau, Beijing (北京市中国气象局医院)
Date of Most Recent Arrest: September 15, 2009
Most Recent Place of Detention: Xidayingzi Labor Camp, Chaoyang City, Liaoning Province (辽宁朝阳市西大营子劳教所)
City: Chaoyang
Province: Liaoning
Persecution Suffered: Electric shock, sleep deprivation, forced labor, brainwashing, illegal sentencing, beatings, imprisonment, torture, physical restraint, home ransacked, interrogation, detention

( (By a correspondent from Beijing) At 8 p.m. on September 15, 2009 Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Wang Fangpu was arrested by police at his home and was later sentenced to forced labor. He was one of many Falun Gong practitioners arrested by police for the October 1 National Day. Mr. Wang's 80-year-old father, stricken by his arrest, passed away in November without being able to see his youngest son again.

Mr. Wang was sentenced to forced labor for two and a half years and held in the Tuanhe Labor Camp in Daxing County, Beijing. On November 19, 2009, Mr. Wang and seven other Falun Gong practitioners were transferred to the Xidayingzi Labor Camp in Chaoyang City, Liaoning Province. Every day he was forced to work for 9 hours with other inmates to produce firecrackers. The labor camp informed his family that they should send him rubber-soled shoes, gloves and mouth covers for his use. He was also subjected to brainwashing everyday.

Mr. Wang's young daughter is about to spend her fourth birthday without her father and she cries for him constantly. To relieve the little girl's worry for her father, Mr. Wang's wife always tells her that he is so busy with his work at the hospital that he could not come home to take care of her.

Mr. Wang is originally from Dongmao Town, Chicheng County, Hebei Province. One day before October 1, 2009, officers from the 610 Office of Chicheng County and police from the Dazhongsi Police Station and the National Security Department of Haidian District in Beijing went to his workplace to investigate him. At 8 p.m. on September 15, the police arrested him and ransacked his home. They fabricated many false accusations against him. Even now the police still hold his wife's computer and many pieces of private property that was confiscated.

Mr. Wang has been held in the Haidian District Detention Center and Tuanhe Labor Camp in Beijing. In late November 2009, he was transferred to the Xidayingzi Labor Camp in Chaoyang City, Liaoning Province. During his detention in Beijing, he has suffered severe mistreatment and his health has deteriorated.

Mr. Wang was arrested by police from the National Security Group of Fengtai District Police Department in 2002. During the four months of detention, he was tortured in various ways. His hands were cuffed behind his back for long periods of time, with one dragged to his back from the top of his shoulder and the other from the small of his back.

Guards forced him to kneel on the ground, with his upper body straight, and fastened a long iron stick to his legs horizontally and squeezed his legs by stepping on the two ends of the stick forcefully. He was slapped in the face, shocked with electric batons, and was stripped and doused with cold water. The prison guards pulled out his eyebrows, beard, armpit hair, chest hair and dragged him on the ground and stepped on him forcefully. Because of the torture, he was unable to walk for ten days. His body was covered with injuries, the nails in his right hand were broken, the nerves in his wrists were injured, and his thumbs became numb for more than six months. Later Mr. Wang was sentenced to 28 months of forced labor and was held in various places, including the Tuanhe Labor Camp in Beijing. Because he refused to give up his practice of Falun Gong, Mr. Wang's term of forced labor was extended for 10 months and he was secretly transferred to the Youth Reeducation Group of the Women's Labor Camp. In the last two months, he has been held in Baoding City Labor Camp in Hebei Province. In the 28 months of forced labor, he has suffered so much torture that his hair has turned grey.

Agents involved in persecuting Mr. Wang:

The Law Office of Beijing: Zhengyi Road No. 1, P. O. Box 100006;
The Administration Committee of Forced Labor Reeducation of Beijing and the Law Office of Beijing Police Department: Dongchang Lane No. 5, Dongcheng District; Telephone: 86-10-85222823;
Dispatching Section of Xin-an Administration of Forced Labor Reeducation of Daxing County, Beijing: 86-10-60278989 / 60278067;
Reception Section of the Administrative Reconsideration Office of Beijing: 86-10-65193457;
Execution Bureau of Force Labor Reeducation of Beijing: Dong Street, Youanmeng, Xuanwu District, Beijing. Tele: 86-10-83522065 / 83502064.

Written on December 26, 2009