Main Offenders Who Have Persecuted Falun Gong Practitioners in Guangde County, Anhui Province
(Clearwisdom.net) The following is a compilation of information on the main offenders behind the arrests of Falun Gong practitioners in Guangde County.
Chen Hui, Chairman of the 610 Office in Guangde County, Anhui Province
Since he took office as the chairman of the 610 Office in Guangde County, Anhui Province, Chen Hui, in his 50s, has been actively participating in the suppression of Falun Gong.
At the end of 2006, Chen ordered policemen from the county's Domestic Security Division, including Wu Tianhuang, Wang Wuhong and Yang Xuezhong, to conduct massive raids. They destroyed workplaces where practitioners produce Falun Gong materials, and they arrested practitioners and confiscated their personal belongings. They even put practitioners in the same cells as death-row prisoners in a detention center, and ordered the prisoners to beat them up and pour cold water over them. Later on Chen Hui transported the practitioners to a hotel and had them subjected to forced brainwashing conduced by people who had succumbed to the torture and renounced Falun Gong. This is by far the largest and most severe persecution against Falun Gong practitioners in the area.
On March 29, 2010, Chen Hui ordered Wang Wuhong and Yang Xuezhong to arrest Ms. Tang Deyan at work. The reason for the arrest was that Liu Dewang, the chairman of the 610 Office and head of the disciplinary committee at Ms. Tang's workplace, accused her of including facts about Falun Gong in her annual self performance review in 2009. Yang Xuezhong led a team of policemen to ransack her home and confiscated her computer, printer, mobile phone and other personal belongings worth 20,000 yuan. In his report, Chen accused Ms. Tang of being a dissident of the Chinese Communist Party, being involved in politics, and bringing instability to society. Ms. Tang was sentenced to three years in prison with five years of probation. She was kept in the detention center for nine months.
In March 2011, Chen Hui told Ms. Tang's employer to fire her and suspend her salary because she refused to report her thoughts and reflections in writing. Chen Hui also had Yang Xuezhong tap into her home phone and monitor her whereabouts.
On September 1, 2011, Chen Hui, Wang Wuhong, Yang Xuezhong and Zhu Zihong, accompanied by officers from the Meiyuan Police Station in Wuxi, arrested and interrogated a family of four in an attempt to make them submit evidence against Ms. Tang, but the police did not find anything.
In October 2011, local practitioners distributed free Falun Gong materials, as well as DVDs containing the performances of Shen Yun Performing Arts. On November 15, Chen had Zhu Zhihong and Yang Xuezhong arrest Ms. Tang. They ransacked her home, took photographs and confiscated her laptop computer, printer, DVDs, Falun Gong books and other personal belongings worth 10,000 yuan.
While Ms. Tang was in police custody, practitioners in the area continued to distribute Falun Gong materials and Shen Yun DVDs. Therefore, the police were unable to prove that Ms. Tang distributed the materials in October. After 27 days of detention, Ms. Tang was released on December 13, 2011.
Chen Hui allegedly told Zhu Zhihong and Yang Xuezhong, “We must put Tang Deyan in prison to keep our jobs.” They somehow trumped up charges against Ms. Tang and applied for an arrest warrant.
On December 26, 2011, Ms. Tang received a phone call from the county courthouse that they were preparing to put her in prison. Ms. Tang decided to flee her home to avoid further persecution.
Yang Xuezhong, Deputy Captain of the Domestic Security Division
Yang Xuezhong, in his 30s, is the deputy captain of the Domestic Security Division in Guangde County, Anhui Province. He has been actively participating in the persecution of Falun Gong.
At the end of 2006, Yang Xuezhong made massive arrests of Falun Gong practitioners under the order of Chen Hui. He put practitioners into the same cells with death-row prisoners and ordered the prisoners to beat them up. He then put the practitioners under forced brainwashing in an attempt to have them renounce Falun Gong.
In order to collect evidence against Falun Gong practitioners, Yang has repeatedly arrested and persecuted people who do not practice Falun Gong. For many years he has confiscated many computers, printers, mobile phones, and DVDs from Falun Gong practitioners.
In the ten years with the Domestic Security Division, Yang Xuezhong has been actively suppressing Falun Gong practitioners. Yang participated in five of the seven massive raids in Guangde County. Yang has been known to be the most ferocious policeman of all.
He refused to listen when practitioners tried to explain to him what Falun Gong was about. He never returned anything he confiscated. He once said, “They will not be returned even if they are covered with rust.”
Zhu Zhihong, Captain of the Domestic Security Division
Zhu Zhihong, in his 30s, is the captain of the Domestic Security Division in Guangde County, Anhui Province. Zhu and Yang Xuezhong have been monitoring Falun Gong practitioners, tapping into their phones and arresting them. He arrested, detained and prosecuted Ms. Tang Deyan.
Wang Zhaode, Deputy Captain of the Domestic Security Division in Xuancheng City, Anhui Province
Wang Zhaode, in his 40s, is the deputy captain of the Domestic Security Division in Xuancheng City, Anhui Province. He has sent more than ten Falun Gong practitioners to forced labor camps and more under police custody. He has destroyed many workplaces where Falun Gong practitioners produced truth-clarification materials. He has persecuted Falun Gong practitioners in many counties in Xuancheng, including Ningguo, Guangde, Jingxian, Jixi.