(Clearwisdom.net) Zhang Yunsheng, around 55 years old, is the former head of the Yongchang County CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Committee and currently head of the propaganda department in the Jinchang City CCP Committee. When he was Yongchang County CCP Committee head, Yongchang County was known as the worst county for persecuting Falun Gong practitioners.
On March 6, 2002, under the personal instruction of Zhang Yunsheng, and Lu Zhixiong, head of the county government (currently the head of the county CCP Committee), the police in Yongchang County started to arrest and detain Falun Gong practitioners. Two practitioners were illegally arrested that day. In the afternoon, the townships in the county started to act, too. Between March 7 and March 21, more than 30 practitioners were arrested. About 20 of them were from Jiaojiazhuang Township. The practitioners were brutally beaten in the Yongchang County Detention Center.
Practitioner Xiao Qin started a hunger strike to protest. The police viciously dumped boiling hot rice porridge directly into his mouth through a device that was used to open his mouth.
Xiao Qin's mother suffered brutal beating that made her limp permanently.
Practitioner Lao Hu, about 60 years old, lost consciousness due to the beatings. The policemen threw cold water on him and put him in shackles.
On May 14, 2002, the Yongchang County Judicial Department held a public gathering in the county stadium. More than 30 practitioners were brought in with both wrists handcuffed and a big sign hanging in front of their chests with words that defamed Falun Dafa. In front of the crowded audience, policemen announced their so-called sentences. The practitioners were later publicly paraded in the streets.
After Zhang Yunsheng was promoted to the propaganda department head of the Jinchang City CCP Committee, he continued to commit crimes and deceive people. In the middle of July 2005, during the "Week of Technology Movies," the propaganda department ordered the movie company to play a movie slandering Dafa every evening at 8:30 at the People's Culture Square for a whole week. At the same time, every community and police station in the city was ordered to display exhibitions that slandered Falun Dafa and Master Li.
The following are some incidents of persecution that Zhang Yunsheng perpetrated when he was the head of the Yongchang County CCP Committee.
Many happy families torn apart because of the persecution
Mr. Zhang Yanrong started to practice Falun Gong in 1998. The police took him away in July 1999 and detained him for two months in a drug-rehabilitation center. Later, Mr. Zhang was sentenced to two years of forced labor because he and his nephew went to Beijing to appeal on behalf of Falun Dafa. He was released in February 2002. On March 7, he and his wife were arrested. Mr. Zhang was sentenced to 12 years and his wife was sentenced to 8 years in prison. Their son was only 16 years old and was unable to continue school. Although he didn't practice Falun Gong, he received a warning as punishment. The happy family was torn apart.
Wang Zexin started to practice Falun Gong in 1998. In October 1999, the police searched his home and found Dafa books and materials. The couple was illegally arrested and detained for one month. In February 2001, Wang Zexin rode a bicycle to Beijing to appeal for justice for Falun Dafa. He was later sentenced to one-and-a half years of forced labor. On March 6, 2002, the couple was arrested again. One was sentenced to 10 years in prison and the other 7 years in prison. A 78-year-old mother and their 9-year-old daughter were left home without the care they needed.
Qin Dexin and his parents practiced Falun Gong. On January 11, 2000, Qin Dexin went to Beijing to appeal on behalf of Falun Dafa. Later, he was taken back and sentenced to one-and-a-half years of forced labor. He suffered brutal persecution in the labor camp. When Mr. Qin was released, he only weighed a little more than 35 kg (77 lbs). On March 6, 2002, Mr. Qin was arrested again. He was sentenced to 12 years in prison. His father was sentenced to seven years in prison and his mother was sentenced to three years.
Many practitioners were handed lengthy prison terms
Dafa practitioner Fan Yongcheng was a retiree from the service branch of the Jinchuan Corporation. On February 4, 2002 he was detained for 15 days by the security department of the Jinchuan Corporation. Later he was sentenced to 12 years in prison.
Hu Shangxue was a retiree from the veterinary clinic in Jiaojiazhuang Township. On February 24, 2000 and December 1, 2000, the Yongchang County police illegally arrested and detained him for 15 days each time. On January 17 and September 5, 2001, agents from the county police department tried to sentence him two years forced labor, but were not successful. Later he was sentenced to 12 years in prison.
Yue Peifu was a farmer. Because of practicing Falun Gong, on January 27, 2000 he was illegally detained for 15 days by the Yongchang Police Department, and later he was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Practitioner Zhu Dayi was a farmer. He was harassed by the Yongchang County Police on January 31, 2000 and later was sentenced to eight years in prison.
Wang Zefang (female) was a farmer who practiced Falun Gong. The Yongchang County Police detained her for 15 days on January 27, 2000 and February 28, 2002. Later she was sentenced to eight years in prison.
Practitioner Qin Jichang was a farmer. The Yongchang police detained him on January 31, 2000 for 15 days. Later, he was sentenced to seven years in prison.
Practitioner Wang Yongfang (female) was a farmer. The Yongchang police detained her for 15 days on January 31, 2000, July 28, 2000 and February 28, 2002 respectively. Later, she was sentenced to seven years in prison.
The practitioners who were sentenced to long prison terms are all detained in the Jiuquan Brainwashing Camp.
List of practitioners who were illegally sentenced to forced labor
From Jiaojia Township, Yongchang County:
Zhao Jiaxiu, Shen Fulian, Ru Xianglan, Shang Renxue, Wang Zelan, Mao Peifu, Zhang Ximei, Xiao Yunian, Sun Yuquan, Li Yuqiang, Kang Yuxia
From Hexibao Town, Yongchang County:
Chen Jizhong, Feng Guifang, Ju Yonglan
From Qinghe, Yongchang County:
Yan Boren, Xu Guixiang, Xi Jinlan, Yan Xiuying and others.
Partial list of practitioners who have been illegally detained
Zhao Guixiang (80 years old), Xia Kaiju, Wang Wanfang, Zhang Wangui, Zhang Guofang, Wang Si, Chai Yuxiu, Yan Shengjie, Teacher Kang (62 years old), Shi Dongshuan and Shi Gangqing (father and son), Zhao Erqiang, Cai Wenshui, Zhang Huilan, Jiao Guiying, Wu Jinxiu, Zhang Shumei, Xu Jingwen, Xu Changfeng, Xu Guixiang (the three are from the same family), Chai Shixiu, Li Yuwen, Xiao Yunian, Lei Zhanxiu, Mi Zengshi, Yang Yulan and others.