(Clearwisdom.net) Zhang Xuemin, the police head of Brigade 304 of the Shijiazhuang Forced Labor Camp, Hebei Province, is a principal perpetrator who persecutes Falun Dafa practitioners. Since the end of March 2001, when Brigade 304 was set up, he has been relentlessly torturing Dafa practitioners.

Zhang forced an over 50-year-old and very determined female Dafa practitioner to "bend her knees and stand as if riding a horse." He kept kicking her legs, which caused this practitioner to shake uncontrollably. Physically exhausted, her blood pressure ran high and she experienced a heart attack.

Another Dafa practitioner, under tremendous pressure, wrote the "four statements" to renounce his faith in Falun Dafa. Later, he realized that it was wrong, so he wrote a new statement and handed it over to Zhang. Zhang, without saying a word, slapped his face and swore at Teacher. As this practitioner warned him and tried to stop him from swearing, he shouted. "So what?" He handcuffed the practitioner right after.

Another practitioner who refused to cooperate with the evil was brutally beaten up many times and electrically shocked by electric batons. The police tied the practitioner to a bed with his arms and legs spread out and handcuffed to the four corners of the bed for several consecutive days.

A practitioner from the countryside, out of fear, wrote the "four statements" (to denounce Falun Gong). Later, she realized what she had done was wrong, so she shared her thoughts with other former practitioners who had been "reformed" and gone against Dafa [also called "collaborators"]. They reported her to Zhang Xuemin who then ordered several Brigade members to beat her up and shock her with electric batons. As a result, her arms and legs were full of blisters.

A practitioner from Ningjin County whose brother (also a practitioner) had been tortured to death was forced to write the "four statements." She regretted what she had done and was very unhappy about the statements. A few collaborators [former practitioners, who had given up their belief due to torture and brainwashing and are now enlisted in persecuting true practitioners] asked her why she was unhappy. She shared her thoughts with him. These people right away reported her to one of the Brigade heads. Another Brigade head named Liu, started swearing at her, while others took turns beating her up and kept her handcuffed for a long time. Being tortured for such a long time, this practitioner suffered from severe mental trauma. To cover up, the police accused her of having a mental illness. (This diagnosis was completely fabricated to cover the authorities crimes because this practitioner had no previous history of mental illness before this incident.)

As soon as practitioners were detained at Brigade 304, Zhang Xueming would take charge and ask the collaborators, to take turns brainwashing the practitioners. Those who refused to write the "four statements" were deprived of sleep. Some practitioners were not allowed to sleep for as long as over 20 consecutive days. Practitioners were also forced to stand for an extended period of time, some as long as a few days and nights. These practitioners couldn't walk after that. In Brigade 304, it did not matter whether you had written the "four statements" or not, as long as they felt that you were not completely brainwashed, they would deny you the right to sleep. They would have a few people watch you all the time. They would also report you to the Brigade and have you beaten for anything that was said that did not sound proper to them. Some practitioners were beaten up to the point of losing the ability to walk. Some were so battered that they became mentally disoriented. In Brigade 304, countless practitioners have been ruthlessly tortured.

A few principle criminal police heads have been "recognized " by the Provincial "610 Office" [a bureau specifically created by the Chinese government to persecute Falun Gong. It has absolute power over each level of administration in the Party, as well as over the political and judiciary branches] many times for doing a great job in torturing Dafa practitioners. The head of the "610 Office" of the Central Government visited the Brigade to provide support. The local TV station fabricated stories about Falun Gong. When they did the "reporting", it did not matter whether you liked it or not, they would force you to look at the camera. In Brigade 304, practitioners were forced to attend "slanderous sessions" where the police tried to brainwash practitioners with defamatory materials against Dafa and Teacher. Liu, a female head, was very vicious. She would continuously slander Dafa and Teacher while giving her brainwashing "lectures."

A few scoundrels in Brigade 304 have been promoted for persecuting practitioners. Police Zhang Xuemin has been promoted as the assistant-head of Brigade No.1. Kong Fanyue has been promoted as the head of the brainwashing center. Two other junior Brigade heads have also been promoted to the middle-level of the rank. However, the karmic principle is that good is rewarded with good and evil meets evil. Those who commit crimes against Dafa and practitioners will eventually get their karmic retribution as they deserve.