Circumstances of Six Falun Gong Practitioners Who Are Illegally Held in Jilin Prison
(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Gong practitioners Mr. Sun Qian, Mr. Yu Qingyuan, Mr. Ma Guohong, Mr. Zhang Kaiping, Mr. Fang Huanzhang and Mr. Zou Jibin are being illegally held in Jilin Prison. The following are the circumstances of their persecution.
Mr. Sun Qian was illegally arrested on October 26, 2002 at an informational materials production site in Liaoxin Village, Dehui City, Jilin Province. Three plainclothes police officers staked out nearby made the arrest. Mr. Sun was later taken to a location in the Luyuan District, Changchun that was used to persecute Falun Gong practitioners. The police interrogated, threatened and verbally abused Mr. Sun for two days. They tortured him by tying him up and making him sit on a metal chair. His 1,000 yuan in cash and a cell phone were confiscated.
On the third day, October 28, 2002, Mr. Sun was transferred to Tiebei Detention Center in Changchun City, and then to Dehui City Detention Center 27 days later. The Dehui City Court sentenced Mr. Sun to twelve years in prison, and sent him to Jilin Prison on January 16, 2004. He was placed in solitary confinement for a whole year. Mr. Sun is currently in the Ward No. 2, Jilin Prison.
Mr. Yu Qingyuan, 41 years old, lived on Liaonan Street in Shuangliao City, Jilin Province. He was subjected to one year of forced labor between October 2000 and October 2001, and was incarcerated in Siping Forced Labor Camp and later in Jiutai Forced Labor Camp. In March 2002, Mr. Yu lived away from home to avoid the persecution. He was arrested on May 13, 2008 while traveling on a train back home to visit his daughter, who was in elementary school. He also learned that his practitioner wife was arrested by the Shuangliao Police. A Shuangliao Court sentenced him to four years in prison. He is currently in Ward No.1 of Jilin Prison.
Mr. Ma Guohong, 39 years old, lived in Gongzhuling, Jilin Province. He was arrested on April 23, 2008 and sentenced to five years in prison. He is being held in Ward No.1 of Jilin Prison.
Mr. Zhang Kaiping, 41 years old, lived in Zhenjiangdongdao Village, Xiaochengshou, Lishu County, Siping City. He lived away from home to avoid the persecution in 2003. He was arrested on April 24, 2008 in Gongzhuling, and later sentenced to five years in prison by the Gongzhuling Court. Lishu Police Department officers took him back on December 3, 2008 from Jilin Prison. The Lishu Court then sentenced him to three years in prison. The two sentences totaled seven years. He is currently being held in Ward No.1, Jilin Prison.
Mr. Fang Huanzhang, 56 years old, lived on Dongsandao Street in Gongzhuling City, Jilin Province. He was subjected to one year of forced labor in June 2000 and was fired from his job. He lived away from home to avoid the persecution between 2001 and May 2006. He was arrested in May 2006 as he spoke with people about Falun Gong and the persecution. The Gongzhuling Court sentenced him to six years in prison. He is currently being held in Ward No.1 of Jilin Prison.
Mr. Zou Jibin lived in Dafangshen Village, Dafangshen Town, Dehui City. He was arrested at his rented residence on October 10, 2002 in Dehui City. The police took him to a remote farmer's house the next day in Changchun, where they tortured him using the tiger bench and other torture methods. He was sentenced to nine years in prison in December 2003. The Changchun Intermediate Court rejected his appeal and upheld the original sentence. He was sent to Jilin Prison on January 15, 2004. He is currently in Ward No.4.