Falun Gong Practitioner Zhang Sifeng Taken to Brainwashing Center Again
Name: Zhang Sifeng (张思峰)
Age: Over 50
Address: Jianqiao St., Hanyang District, Wuhan City, Hubei Province
Occupation: Staff member at the Wuhan Huayuan Electrical Engineering Company
Date of Most Recent Arrest: September 6, 2010
Most Recent Place of Detention: Hubei Province Brainwashing Center (湖北省洗脑班)
Persecution Suffered: Detention, brainwashing, forced labor, forced to stand still for a long period of time, interrogation, beatings, denied visitation, extortion
(Clearwisdom.net) Since the Chinese Communist Party started persecuting Falun Gong on July 20, 1999, Mr. Zhang Sifeng has been arrested by the 610 Office and National Security Team of Hanyang District, Wuhan City multiple times. He has been detained in forced labor camps twice for one-year terms. He was also detained in Hubei Province Brainwashing Center many times.
In 2000, Mr. Zhang Sifeng traveled to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong. After he returned, the Hanyang District 610 Office and National Security Team police illegally arrested him and detained him in the Tangxunhu Brainwashing Center. During this period he was transferred to the Taojialing Brainwashing Center in Hanyang District and the Yangyuan Brainwashing Center in Wuchang District.
In 2001, Mr. Zhang was sentenced to a forced labor camp for one year by the 610 Office and Public Security Bureau of Hanyang District. During this period, when he was detained in Hewan Labor Camp in Wuhan City, he was forbidden to sleep, was forced to work long hours, was forced to stand for long periods, and was subjected to brainwashing tactics.
In early September 2002, Mr. Zhang was arrested by officers from Jianqiao Police Substation and officials of the local 610 Office. He was detained again in the Taojialing Brainwashing Center.
On October 25, 2006, the Wuhan City 610 Office arrested a group of practitioners. Mr. Zhang Sifeng was arrested at the Jianghan District Electrical Power subdivision by police officers from the National Security Team of the First Department of the Wuhan City Public Security Bureau and police from Wansongyuan Police Substation of Jianghan District. He refused to give his name, but on October 27, Yang Ronghua, the head of Hanyang District 610 Office and Hanyang District Public Security Bureau National Security Team (First Department), identified him. He was then transferred to the Taojialing Brainwashing Center again and detained for over one month. During this period he was also detained in the Jiang'an District Chenjiaji Brainwashing Center. He was forbidden to sleep for ten days and was interrogated with torture. On December 13, he was transferred to the Hanyang District Detention Center.
In early January 2007, Hanyang District Public Security Bureau National Security Team officials sent Mr. Zhang Sifeng to the Hewan Forced Labor Camp for one year of detention. On January 6, Lei Changwen, the team lead of the second team of the forced labor camp, ordered the cell leader to beat up Mr. Zhang. On June 6, Mr. Zhang's wife went to the labor camp to visit him, but was given a hard time by the labor camp guards under the orders of Lei Changwen. She ultimately was not allowed to see her husband.
On December 3, Mr. Zhang Sifeng's term was over. His family was waiting for him at the gate of the labor camp from early in the morning. The labor camp refused to release him and turned him over to Ye Xinni, director of the 610 Office of Hanyang District, and Zeng Yulin, director of the 610 Office in Jianqiaojie. These two people sent Mr. Zhang to the Taojialing Brainwashing Center and continued to detain him. They also forced his former employer, the Huayuan Electrical Power Engineering Company, to send two employees to the brainwashing session to watch him day and night.
Mr. Zhang was eventually transferred to Hanyang District Brainwashing Center for one month. He was finally released on January 8, 2008. After he returned home, he was constantly watched and followed by the officials from the Jianqiaojie 610 Office and by others who were not aware of the facts about Falun Gong. Details such as what time he left home and when he returned home were all reported. During this period, officials from the 610 Office and other officials went to his home to harass him many times.
On the morning of May 7, 2008, Mr. Zhang Sifeng was arrested by the Jianqiaojie 610 Office while he was at work. In order to arrest a quota of of Falun Gong practitioners based on orders from above before the 2008 Olympics, the Hanyang District 610 Office went everywhere in their district to harass and attempt to arrest Falun Gong practitioners. They were not successful and so they went to the Huayuan Electrical Power Group in Qilimiao and arrested Mr. Zhang. He was then detained in the Taojialing Brainwashing Center for six months.
On the morning of September 6, 2010, Mr. Zhang Sifeng was arrested by police from the National Security Team of the First Department of the Wuhan City Public Security Bureau, and the police substation of Jianqiaojie, as well as some other people from the community. He was detained in Hubei Province Brainwashing Center. His father-in-law is currently hospitalized due to a bone fracture, and his mother-in-law has been sick in bed. His family needs his care urgently. His wife gave him 3,000 yuan for the medical treatment of his mother-in-law, but the money was taken by the police and government officials.