The Facts of the Persecution of Falun Gong  -- January 14, 2008

Issued by Clearwisdom Net



  • Ms. Han Guanrong, 63, Arrested Again after Suffering in Forced Labor Camp for Six Years

  • Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Han Guangrong, 63 years old, was sentenced to forced labor camps and prison in the past eight years. On December 18, 2007, Ms. Han Guangrong was arrested again wihle she was shopping at a market and her home was ransacked again.

  • Ms. Liang Yaomin Brutally Beaten in Yantai City Detention Center, Shandong Province


    Ms. Han Guanrong, 63, Arrested Again after Suffering in Forced Labor Camp for Six Years

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Han Guangrong, 63 years old, is a retired employee from Ximen Long Distance Bus Station, Shunqing District, Nanchong City, Sichuan Province. She suffered from several chronic illnesses that disappeared within several months of practicing Falun Gong. Ever since, she lives by Falun Gong's principles of "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance." However, over the past 8 years, CCP officials from Shunqing District, Nanchong City have ransacked her home, arrested her, sentenced her to forced labor camps and prison, and withheld her pension. These perpetrators often harassed and monitored her. Now, Ms. Han has been arrested again. Her continuous suffering has brought great pressure to her entire family.

    1. Forced Labor

    At the end of 1999, Ms. Han Guangrong was illegally sentenced to two years of forced labor and taken to the notorious Nanmusi Woman's Forced Labor Camp in Zizhong County, Sichuan Province, where she was inhumanly tortured.

    During her detention in the 5th, 7th and 8th Wards, Ms. Han was in solitary confinement for nearly two years. While in the 5th Ward the prison guards forced the steadfast practitioners to stand in "military" posture, standing at attention while facing the wall. The toes had to touch the wall and the middle finger placed on the seams of the trouser legs. The entire body had to be close to the wall, the eyes wide open and less than 10 mm from the wall. Roll call was at 6:00 a.m. and bedtime around midnight. Practitioners were not allowed to move and had to stand in that position for at least 16 hours daily. If they closed their eyes, the prisoners assigned to monitor them would either swear at or beat them. Practitioners were not allowed to leave the cell for any reason. They had to ask permission to use the toilet. They were only allowed to use the toilet twice a day and they were forced to eat their meals next to the toilet, which had no lid.

    To force the practitioners to renounce Falun Gong, prison guards forbade them to take a shower, wash their hair and face, brush their teeth, or change clothes. Their assigned monitors watched them around the clock. Most of these monitors were drug addicts. The guards linked the reduction of their terms with how well they persecuted practitioners. Therefore, these inmates treated practitioners very cruelly and ruthlessly. The more practitioners they forced to renounce Falun Gong, the sooner they would be released. These drug addicts often said, "The forced labor camp is hell on earth. No one wants to stay here. As long as we can have our terms reduced we will do anything." The prison guards manipulated the drug addicts to make them do their bidding. One day the drug addicts forced Ms. Han Guangrong to pose in a horse riding position on a stool until she passed out.

    During her detention at 7th Ward, the prison guards locked Ms. Han Guangrong with 20 or so other steadfast practitioners into a small cell of about a dozen square meters. The guards forced practitioners to sit on a small plastic stool for 15 to 16 hours daily. They were not allowed to move, speak, or close their eyes. They were forced to listen to collaborators read articles that slandered Falun Gong. During hot summers, the cell was like an oven and the practitioners were soaked in sweat. Despite suffering from skin rashes, they were not allowed to move. Ms. Han and two other practitioners protested the brainwashing, declaring that the articles were nothing but lies. Therefore, Zhang Xiaofang, the head of 7th Ward shocked their mouths with an electric baton.

    In the women's forced labor camp an inmate has the right to sleep at night, wash her hair, take a shower, change clothes, use the toilet, have family visitations and write letters or make phone calls. However, Falun Gong practitioners were denied these rights and had no freedom. In addition, practitioners had to perform forced labor, including pasting together small paper bags for infant medication, and sorting pig hair.

    2. Tortured During Four Years of Detention at a Forced Labor Camp

    When Ms. Han's illegal forced labor term was about to expire, the lawless officials were already plotting further persecution. On December 23, 2002, Shunqing District Court, Nanchong City secretly put practitioners Ms. Han Guangrong and Li Jianhou on trial. After the news got out, dozens of practitioners from Nanchong City gathered at the district court. When Ms. Han Guangrong and Li Jianhou got out of the police car outside the court, they shouted at the top of their voice, "Falun Dafa is good!" Dozens of practitioner inside and outside the court shouted in unison, "Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance are good! Falun Dafa is the righteous! Restore the reputation of our Teacher!" The shouting shocked all those present. The illegal trial was postponed. A large number of armed policemen were called in and more than 20 practitioners were arrested. Some practitioners managed to escape. Later, Ms. Han was illegally sentenced to 4 years of forced labor.

    In May 2006, Ms. Han Guangrong was released from Chuanxi Women's Prison (called Bingjiang Prison, Chengdu City at this time). Staff from Shunqing District 610 Office in Nanchong City, the Domestic Security Team of Shunqing Police Sub-department, the District Political and Judiciary Commission, Xicheng Neighborhood Committee, Honghuajie Community, and Ximeng Long Distance Bus Station sent people to harass Ms. Han Guangrong and her family. They monitored and followed them all the time. They also threatened them.

    On the afternoon of August 9, 2007, the Section Head of the Bingjiang Women's Prison, Chengdu City with the surname Li, and Head of the 12th Ward that is known for torturing practitioners Zhou Ying, collaborated with Director of the Honghuajie Community, Ren Jianming and an older man with the surname Han. They attempted to break into Ms. Han's home. Ms. Han and her family refused to let them in.

    3. Arrested by CCP Agents Again

    At 6:00 p.m. on August 27, 2007, Director Ren Jianming of Honghuajie Community and Han broke into Ms. Han Guangrong's home to arrest her. Since Ms. Han was not home their attempt failed again.

    However, these persecutors did not give up. They assigned people from the community to monitor Ms. Han's family and brought in an agent from the Domestic Security Team. He followed Ms. Han's husband Mr. Xiong wherever he went, while two cars from the Domestic Security Team followed and harassed Ms. Han's daughter. They followed her to her workplace. Then the Deputy Head of the Domestic Security Team Du Weijia went to her workplace to threaten her in an attempt to find her mother. He told her that if she did not tell them where her mother was, they would charge her with covering up a crime, have her fired or sentenced to a prison term. This terrified Ms. Han Guangrong's daughter so much that she did not dare go home that night.

    On December 18, 2007, while Ms. Han Guangrong was shopping at Honghuajie Market, she was taken away by Chinese Communist Party (CCP) agents in a black sedan. She is being held at Nanchong City Detention Center. That afternoon a man who identified himself as a policeman from the Domestic Security Team forced Ms. Han's husband to open the door and then ransacked their home. They confiscated a portrait of the founder of Falun Gong, Falun Gong books and some personal items.

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    Ms. Liang Yaomin Brutally Beaten in Yantai City Detention Center, Shandong Province

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Liang Yaomin, about 50 years old from Haiyang City, Shandong Province was secretly arrested in August 2007 by agents from the 610 Office in Yantai City. She has been illegally imprisoned in Yantai City Detention Center for about six months.

    Ms. Liang has suffered torture, including brutal beatings, being hung up in the air, and more. One day, they wrapped her head in a prisoner's clothing and brutally beat her until she lost consciousness. After she fainted, she was sent to the hospital for first aid. She was very weak upon awakening.

    According to inside sources, Ms. Liang was secretly and illegally put on trial twice. The result of the latest trial are unknown.

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