Ms. Wei Minghua Dies from Persecution, Her Husband Serves Long Prison Sentence for Practicing Falun Gong
Name: Wei Minghua (魏明华)
Address: Qingyuan County, Fushun City, Liaoning Province
Occupation: Teacher employed by Qingyuan County First High School
Date of Death: July 3, 2010
Date of Most Recent Arrest: May 19, 2003
Most Recent Place of Detention: First Division of Fushun City Police Department (抚顺市公安一处)
Persecution Suffered: Forced labor, brainwashing, beatings, torture, extortion, dismissed from workplace, home ransacked, interrogation, detention
(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Wei Minghua, born on August 21, 1955, was a senior teacher at the Qingyuan County No. 1 Middle School in Fushun City, Liaoning Province. Since the persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners began in 1999, she and her husband, Mr. Li Wensong, have been arrested many times, and her wages and pension were cut off. She died at the age of 56 on the afternoon of July 3, 2010. Her husband was imprisoned for more than seven years, and lost his government job.
On July 28, 1999, Ms. Wei went to Beijing to appeal for the right to practice Falun Dafa. After Ms. Wei went back to work, Shi Baoyan, the discipline secretary of the Education Bureau, instructed Bi Shuhua (female), the former principal of the middle school, to brainwash her. She was detained for fifteen days and extorted of a month's salary and bonus. In addition, the school administration and the county Education Committee each forced her to pay 2000 yuan of "guarantee money" for not appealing in Beijing in the future. Hong Zhaochen, the discipline secretary of the Education Committee, repeatedly denied her requests to return the money. The money has still not been returned to her.
While she was being subjected to brainwashing, Mr. Li, her husband, was jailed for practicing Falun Dafa.
At 10:10 p.m. on October 25, 2000, three officers from the Qingyuan County Police Department, including Xu Jinrong and Meng Lingguang, broke into their home, ransacked the place, and arrested them.
They both were detained at the Dashagou Detention Center. Ms. Wei was released thirty-six days later. Mr. Li was subjected to two years of forced labor for having Falun Dafa books at his home.
Bi Shuhua called Ms. Wei to the principal's office while she was teaching her class, at 3:15 p.m. on May 19, 2003. Two officers from the First Office of Fushun City Police Department and Zhu Zhonghua from the Xinglong Police Station in Qingyuan County were there. They dragged her from the office on the third floor to the schoolyard. Her clothes were unbuttoned. Her pants and socks were torn, exposing her skin. Teachers and students witnessed the event. Bi Shuhua, school party secretary Fu Wei, and deputy principal Li Guojun helped the officers put her into a car. The driver said, "If you were not a teacher, you would have been handcuffed, and I would make sure you were dead after we reached the destination." She was taken to the First Office of Fushun City Police Department.
That same day, officers from the Fushun City Police Department arrested Mr. Li in his office at the Fushun Power Company. They interrogated him that night. Officers Hao and Teng Yue slapped his face. He lost all hearing in his left ear and now has permanent hearing loss.
Ms. Wei was subjected to forced labor. On May 26 and 28, they twice took her to the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp, but the camp administration refused to admit her both times because she failed to pass the physical exam. She was released on bail on May 30 after paying 6000 yuan, 1125 yuan in administration fees, 130 yuan for ten days' food, and 400 yuan for a physical exam.
After her release, the County Supervision Bureau put her on administrative dismissal and one year's probation. The Qingyuan County No. 1 Middle School stopped her pay. She never regained her job because the Education Committee director, Sun Zhongxiao, did not take any action, citing the decision was from the top. Her pension was denied when she reached retirement age.
Mr. Li was tortured on the afternoon of the last Sunday in May by officers Guan Yong, Liu Pinghe, Zhang Tao, and a young officer whose name is unknown. They beat and kicked him until he lost consciousness. After he regained consciousness, they put him on a tiger bench. They wrote a will in his name and put his fingerprints on it by force, saying, "If you die, we will inform your family and employer that you committed suicide."
On September 23, 2003, the Qingyuan County Court sentenced Mr. Li to six years in prison. He was imprisoned in the Dabei Prison in Shenyang, then at Huazi Prison in Liaoyang, and lastly in Dalian City Prison. When he was released on May 19, 2009, the Qingyuan County Political and Judiciary Committee and the 610 Office planned to take him directly to the Futai Mountain Villa Brainwashing Center in Fushun. The plan was aborted because of efforts by his family and friends to prevent it.
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