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Air Force Officer and Wife Persecuted for Their Faith

February 06, 2020 |   By a Minghui correspondent in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China

(Minghui.org) A married couple in Kuerlei City, Xinjiang, has been repeatedly imprisoned, forced to go through brainwashing sessions, and harassed over the past 20 years for their faith in Falun Gong.

Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.

Husband’s Ordeals

Mr. Wang Fujun, 56, served as an air force officer for 18 years before he was removed from the flying squad team in September 1999 for practicing Falun Gong. He was then transferred to become a honeybee worker in October 2000. His family was evicted from the air force employee residence complex two months later.

The police threatened the landlords who rented rooms to Mr. Wang's family, who, in turn, had to move from time to time. Officer He Jianjun ransacked Mr. Wang's rental residence in December 2000, barely three weeks after the family had moved in. They also arrested his wife and detained her for one month.

In April 2002, Mr. Wang was arrested by Wang Tiehui, director of Bazhou 610 Office, and detained in a brainwashing center for about a month.

He was arrested again and held in Langan Road Police Station for one day in September 2007. His home was ransacked and personal belongings, including a computer, were confiscated.

Mr. Wang was arrested for the third time in July 2010. He was detained in the brainwashing center for about a month.

Harassed and arrested repeatedly, Mr. Wang retired from the honeybee farm in 2013. However, the persecution continued. 

He was arrested on September 26, 2017, for filing a criminal lawsuit against Jiang Zemin, the former head of the communist regime who ordered the persecution of Falun Gong. He was detained in Kuerlei Detention Center for one month. During that time, the community director ordered employees to harass his family every day.

On November 5, 2017, Mr. Wang and his wife were about to leave for their hometown when they were stopped by the police, who said that the couple did not ask for permission from the authorities. They missed their train as a result. Although they were able to take the train on November 7, they were searched at the train station and interrogated on board.

In June 2018, the Kuerlei Police Department and Bayin Community director Jun Minhua forced Mr. Wang's previous employer to harass his family. The harassment continued for one year. 

Mr. Wang was not present when an officer from the Kuerlei Police Department visited his home in September 2018 and threatened his family. 

Wife Persecuted, Too

Mr. Wang's 55-year-old wife, Ms. Zhao Lanxin, was a Bazhou silk factory worker. Because of her faith, she lost her job in April 2001 and did odd jobs to make a living.

Ms. Zhao went to Beijing to speak out for Falun Gong in September 1999. She was taken back to Kuerlei City and tortured in Tianshan Police Station.

She was arrested when the police raided her rental house after her family was forced to move out of the air force residence complex in December 2000. She was held and tortured in Kuerlei Detention Center for a month.

In July 2001, Ms. Zhao was arrested for telling people about Falun Gong. She was taken to Yangqi County Detention Center, where she was brutally force-fed, beaten, and verbally abused. 

Ms. Zhao was released in April 2003 after being sentenced to two years in prison with three years of probation. 

In 2004, Ms. Zhao was arrested and taken to a brainwashing center. 

In September 2007, she was arrested again by officers from Bazhou Police Department. Her home was ransacked and she was held in Kuerlei Detention Center for one month. 

Parties Responsible Persecuting the Couple:Cui Xinquan (崔新泉), officer, Kuerlei Police Department: +86-15199399053Li Zhen (李祯), officer, Kuerlei Police Department: +86-18295852033Jun Minhua (军民花), director, Kuerlei Bayin Community: +86-18999606137