Name: Peng Dongjun (彭栋君)
Age: Approximately 58
Address: Unknown
Occupation: Full-time employee at Individual & Private Enterprise Association of Anju Township, Tongliang County, Chongqing City
Date of Most Recent Arrest: June 24, 2011
Most Recent Place of Detention: Tongliang County Detention Center (铜梁县看守所)
City: Tongliang County
Persecution Suffered: Illegal sentencing, beatings, imprisonment, torture, dismissal from workplace, home ransacking, detention

( Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Peng Dongjun was arrested by four plainclothes police officers at the Anju Township bus station at approximately 10:00 a.m. on June 24, 2011. She has since been secretly detained at Tongliang County Detention Center. Ms. Peng went on a hunger strike to protest her arrest and her physical condition is critical.

This is the third time Ms. Peng has been arrested. She was previously illegally imprisoned for four years, during which time she was tortured via various methods, including having her hands cuffed behind her back. (see picture below)

Since July 22, 1999, Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials have been instructing people who don’t know the truth about Falun Gong to monitor and report on Ms. Peng's activities. She has even been harassed and threatened at home.

In February 2000, Ms. Peng and two other Falun Gong practitioners went to Beijing to appeal for an end to the persecution of Falun Gong. They were arrested by Beijing police and sent back home. They were then illegally detained at the Tongliang Detention Center for 37 days. During that period of time, over 20 police officers participated in torturing Ms. Peng. They handcuffed her hands behind her back and then stepped on her hands with their boots. As a result, one hand was severely injured and both hands were extremely weak for over a year. Meanwhile, the police went to Ms. Peng’s home and ransacked the place. They took all of her personal belongings.


Torture re-enactment: With both hands cuffed behind the victim’s back, police step on the handcuffs to inflict added pain

In order to provoke hatred toward Falun Gong, the local police department conspired with the Bureau of Industry and Commerce of Tongliang County. Ms. Peng Dongjun was fired from her job on March 22, 2000. Moreover, officials announced that all employees at the Individual & Private Enterprise Association would also be fired as the result of Ms. Peng’s activities. This caused tremendous hardship for Ms. Peng and her family.

In December 2000, Ms. Peng Dongjun told people the facts about Falun Gong, distributed information flyers, and went to Beijing for a second time to appeal to the government. She was again illegally arrested and imprisoned at the Tongliang Detention Center for a year. During that time, Ms. Peng was publicly humiliated twice by being tied up and paraded on the streets. Hu Guofeng, director of the detention center, and other police officers beat and scolded her many times. Ms. Peng was subsequently sentenced to four years in prison, and sent to Yongchuan Women's Prison.


Re-enactment: Public humiliation by being paraded on the streets

In 2004, when Ms. Peng Dongjun returned home from prison, the CCP officials targeted her for persecution. For many years Ms. Peng was constantly tracked, monitored, harassed, and threatened.

On June 24, 2011, she was again arrested. According to an eyewitness, she was arrested at the Anju Township bus station after she was passing out information about Falun Gong. She is currently being detained at the Tongliang County Detention Center.

Mr. Qin, director of Tongliang County Detention Center
Wang Liang, Political and Judiciary Committee, Comprehensive Administrative Office: +86-13618297403