Baiyin City Elementary School Teacher Ms. Zhang Xiaomei Arrested and Detained Again
Name: Zhang Xiaomei (张晓梅)
Address: Family residential area of the Pingchuan District Bureau of Townships and Towns, Baiyin City
Occupation: Elementary school teacher
Date of Most Recent Arrest: February 23, 2012
Most Recent Place of Detention: Baiyin City Detention Center (白银看守所)
Persecution Suffered: Brainwashing, illegal sentencing, fired from workplace, detention
(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Zhang Xiaomei is a former teacher at the No.2 Elementary School in the Jingyuan Coal Company in Pingchuan City, Gansu Province. She was well respected by parents and students. Such a good teacher was persecuted many times and forced to leave her teaching position when the the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) started persecuting Falun Gong. She was recently arrested again and held at the Baiyin Detention Center.
In 2008, Ms. Zhang was reported to the police by her students' parents because she told her students about Falun Gong at school. She was not allowed to teach anymore and was transferred from her original workplace to work for the Xinhua Bookstore for three months. Later, her school cooperated with the Pingchuan Police Department and 610 Office agents. They did not allow her to continue working and stopped paying her. Despite the pressure, Ms. Zhang never gave up her belief in the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. She was eventually forced to retire at age 43.
In 2009, Ms. Zhang went to Huangqiao to distribute truth-clarification materials. She was arrested by Chen Jinpeng and Xing Feng from the Huangqiao Police Station and taken to a detention center. On the 10th day after her arrest, she was sent to the Yuzhong Forced Labor Camp. During the physical examination she was diagnosed with severe illnesses so the labor camp officials refused to accept her. She was then taken back to the detention center. Liu Junrui from the Domestic Security Division of the Pingchuan District Police Department, together with Wu Xiongying, Jin Jianquan and Liu Dongmei, from the Legislative Affairs Department, secretly and forcefully took Ms. Zhang to the Gongjiawan Brainwashing Center in Lanzhou City, where she was detained for more than 8 months.
On February 23, 2012, Ms. Zhang was arrested again as she distributed Shen Yun Performing Arts DVDs in Honghui No.1 Coal Mine. Participating were officers from the Honghui Police Station. They took her to the Baiyin Detention Center at midnight that same day. Ms. Zhang's mother, in her 70s, was so anxious and worried upon hearing the news that her blood pressure soared and she suffered heart problems. The next day, on February 24, the police ransacked Ms. Zhang's home. On February 26, when her family went to visit her at the detention center, guards extorted 400 yuan from them.
The following people and offices participated in the persecution of Ms. Zhang Xiaomei:
Zhu Kexia, head of the Political and Judiciary Committee of Pingchuan District and head of the Police Department
Liu Junrui, section head of the Political and Judiciary Committee
Wu Xian, 610 Office agent: +86-18893011683
Baiyin Detention Center: +86-943-8616077
Guo Youping, head; Niu Xiong, political head
Please refer to the original Chinese article for more people and offices involved in the persecution.