Family Members of Falun Dafa Practitioners Ignore Threats from Chinese Communist Authorities and Stand Up to Protest the Persecution
Name: Ren Suying (任素英)
Address: Jianchangying Village, Yuanbaoshan District, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia
Date of Most Recent Arrest: April 19, 2011
Most Recent Place of Detention: Wudan Detention Center in the Ongniud Qi Region (翁牛特旗烏丹看守所)
City: Ongnuid Qi Region
Province: Inner Mongolia
Persecution Suffered: Beatings, torture, interrogation, detention
Name: Li Ronglan (李榮蘭)
Age: In her 50s
Address: Ongniud Qi Region, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia
Date of Most Recent Arrest: October 10, 2011
Most Recent Place of Detention: Huhehaote Women's Forced Labor Camp (呼和浩特市女子勞教)
Province: Inner Mongolia
Persecution Suffered: Forced labor, beatings, hung up, torture, detention
(Clearwisdom.net) The Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) brutal suppression over the past 12 years has caused resentment among the general public. Currently there are many lawyers that will defend Falun Gong practitioners with a not-guilty plea. More and more people advocate an immediate end to the persecution. There is an increasing number of practitioners' family members that have the courage, despite the totalitarian environment, to sue the police that torture practitioners.
1. Wife Tortured and Husband Sues Police Officer Liu Caijun
Three police officers arrested Ms. Ren Suying on April 19, 2011, on Xinhua Street, Wudan Town, Ongnuid Qi Region, because she was a practitioner. Liu Caijun and several officers of the Domestic Security Brigade of Ongnuid Qi Public Security Bureau brutally beat Ms. Ren, and the scars are still clearly visible after six months.
The Ongnuid Qi Court in Chifeng City illegally tried Ms. Ren at 10 a.m. on November 1, 2011. A lawyer from Beijing pleaded not-guilty on her behalf.
Ms. Ren's husband, Mr. Ren Liyou, saw her in the courtroom. She looked thin, sickly, and frail. He heard her accuse Liu Caijun and several other police officers of torture. She said, “The flesh on my right shoulder was torn off because of Liu's brutal torture. The wounds on my left leg are still not healed after more than six months.” The police tortured Ms. Ren to try to extort a “confession” from her.
Ms. Ren Tortured with Electric Batons and Skewers Pushed under her Fingernails
On the morning on April 19, 2011, two police officers grabbed Ms. Ren and pushed her down on Xinhua Street. Liu Caijun took off her shoes and brutally slapped her face with them. They took Ms. Ren to Wudan Public Safety Bureau in Ongnuid Qi and interrogated her to get her to provide the names of other practitioners, but she refused to cooperate. Liu and other officers beat her, shocked her with electric batons, pushed wooden skewers under her fingernails, and handcuffed her on a chair for seven days. She fainted. The torture and handcuffing for seven days tore the flesh off on her right shoulder, and the wound on her left leg still did not heal after six months. Liu punched the acupuncture points on her head, kicked her, and hit her with plastic bottles. Ms. Ren was covered with injuries.
Torture reenactment: Pushing wooden skewers under the fingernails
Torture reenactment: Handcuffed and shackled to a chair
Liu detained Ms. Ren in Wudan Detention Center in Ongnuid Qi. He several times took her away from the detention center, claiming he was taking her to court, but instead he beat her. Liu (phone number +86-137-22163966), Zhang Ruidong, and Yang Fenglin beat Ms. Ren to try to extort a “confession” from her.
After learning how Ms. Ren was brutally treated by the police, her husband, Mr. Ren Liyou, was shocked and angered. He is now suing Liu Caijun and has submitted a lawsuit to the Procuratorate.
Despite Being Threatened, Mr. Ren Liyou Demands That Liu Be Punished
Mr. Ren Liyou accused Liu of abusing his authority and torturing Ms. Ren to extort a confession. He has demanded that Liu be punished for his violations.
Liu was terrified by the indictment. The day after Ms. Ren was illegally tried, Liu called Mr. Ren Liyou and threatened him. Mr. Ren Liyou told Liu, “I will definitely sue because you hurt an innocent person.” Liu told Mr. Ren, “You'd better be careful.”
Mr. Ren Liyou knows that Liu can cause his wife and him harm, but he is determined to expose Liu's evil crimes to the public.
His lawsuit has been submitted to the Chifeng City Procuratorate.
2. Daughter Continues to Fight for Her Mother's Release without Charges
Ms. Li Ronglan was arrested for practicing Falun Dafa and taken to Hohhot Women's Forced Labor Camp in the fall of 2002. For two years the guards tried to “transform” her—force her to give up the practice. They once hung her up by her handcuffs for 45 days on a window frame, then on an iron rack, and between two bunk beds. Ms. Li's toes barely touched the ground. While she was hung up, the guards repeatedly shocked her with electric batons, slapped her, and kicked her in the abdomen until she fell unconscious. The guards stuffed socks in her mouth and taped her mouth before ordering inmates that were drug addicts to beat her.
Torture reenactment: Hung up by handcuffs
Zhang Zhongsu, former director of Hohhot Women's Forced Labor Camp, was promoted to chief of the Bureau of Forced Labor because of his commitment to torturing practitioners. In June and July 2004, the guards ordered the practitioners to sing a song slandering Falun Dafa. Ms. Li refused and was tortured.
Ms. Li became very weak because of physical and mental abuses. She could barely stand straight. The guards force-fed her and extended her sentence.
By the fall of 2004, Ms. Li had served her term, but the camp authorities did not release her. Instead, they took her to Tumuji Women's Forced Labor Camp in the Jalaid Qi Region, Inner Mongolia. A guard at that facility ordered a drug addict to beat Ms. Li. The inmate was very close to serving her full term. The guard threatened not to release the prisoner if she didn't beat Ms. Li until she gave up Falun Dafa. The prisoner brutally beat Ms. Li throughout the night. Ms. Li went on a hunger strike to protest the torture. Her sentence was extended for three months as a result.
On October 10, 2011, Ms. Li was arrested again by police from Ognuid Qi. Without informing her family, the authorities rushed Ms. Li to Hohhot Women's Forced Labor Camp and sentenced her to a two-year term.
Ms. Li's Daughter Demands Justice for Her Mother
After learning that her mother had been arrested, Ms. Li's daughter went from Chifeng City to Huhehaote City. She visited different officials trying to get her mother released.
When Ms. Li was secretly taken to Hohhot Women's Forced Labor Camp, her daughter went to the camp and met with the director of the camp. She asked that her mother be released without charges. The director told her that they were only doing their job and this had nothing to do with the wrongful sentence. She told the director, “My mother has not eaten for over three weeks, from the day she arrived at this camp. She was so weak that she had to be carried to the car. Legally, you should not have admitted her. Since you did, I am holding you responsible.” The director denied her request and told her not to come again.
The next day when Ms. Li's daughter went to the camp director's office, many other people were there. When she proposed that her mother be released without charges, these people threw her out of the office.
Ms. Li's daughter is determined to rescue her mother under any circumstances.