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Accounts of the Persecution of Falun Gong Practitioners in the Education System of Hongan County, Hubei Province

June 01, 2011 |   By a Clearwisdom correspondent from Hubei Province, China

(Clearwisdom.net) Since the CCP started to persecute Falun Gong practitioners on a wide scale in July 1999, many teachers in Hongan County, Hubei Province who practice Falun Gong have been brutally persecuted by people from the 610 Office, the education bureau, and the schools where they taught. The practitioners were arrested, detained. and sent to both brainwashing centers and forced labor camps. Some were tortured to death and some are still detained.

Mr. Yang Caiyin taught physics at Hongan Second High School and was well respected by his students. However, Mr. Yang was persecuted to death because he practiced Falun Gong. Before his death, he was arrested many times and detained in a forced labor camp for three years. He was fired from his job. Once while in a detention center, he was beaten by a guard because he tried to stop the guard from beating other Falun Gong practitioners; as a result of the beating, he lost a front tooth.

Mr. Liu Huiyao taught English at Hongan Second High School. He could not carry a regular teaching load because of severe tuberculosis before he started to practice Falun Gong. After practicing Falun Gong, his illness disappeared without treatment. He followed the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and diligently educated his students. He was beloved by his students and their parents. However, during the past 12 years, CCP personnel repeatedly ransacked his home and took away Falun Dafa books, his computer, and other personal property. In 2001, he was fined about 10,000 yuan. He was detained in the Hubei Provincial Brainwashing Center six times and at the detention center three times. He was detained for more than one year each time when he was detained. In June 2010, Mr. Liu was sent to the detention center again and has not been released.

Ms. Zhang Zhiying teaches English at Zhangjiawan High School, and Mr. Li Jimin is a political science teacher at Hongan High School. They were detained, fined, and sent to the Hubei Provincial Brainwashing Center.

Both Mr. Chen Xihan and his wife are teachers. After practicing Falun Gong, they worked diligently and followed the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. CCP personnel from the 610 Office ordered the education bureau to persecute the couple and forced them to move elsewhere.

Teacher Shi of the Hongan First High School has been held in the detention center for one year. Many teachers were fined and had funds extorted from them. A teacher from Chengguan Town was fined tens of thousands of yuan.