Ms. Gong Ping, Ms. Cao Xiuxia, and Ms. Guo Fengxia are Falun Gong practitioners from Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province. Recently, they were brutally beaten, had money extorted from them, and were illegally detained by local security staff and the police officers from Sifeng Town.
Includes a description of Jiamusi City Detention Center.
On December 13, 2007, Ms. Gong, Ms. Cao, and Ms. Guo went to a village in the suburbs to distribute truth-clarification materials. They were reported to the police. At about 3:00 p.m., a village security officer, Li San, came on a motorcycle and stopped them.
Li San ran up to them, grabbed Ms. Cao Xiuxia by her hair, and slammed her head against a utility pole. He then gave her a head butt and continued to hit her head against the utility pole. He pounded her chest with his fist and kicked and stomped on her with his feet. He also kicked Ms. Guo Fengxia, who then fell on the curb, and her lips started to bleed. Her mouth was filled with sand. Her nose and face were black and blue and badly swollen. Li San pounded her on the back and the chest with his fists and feet. Ms. Cao tried to walk away twice, but she was stopped by a taxi driver and a village security committee member. In the end, Li San herded the women over to the taxi. When they refused to get in, Li San beat them viciously.
As this shameful incident was taking place, the three practitioners tried to clarify the truth to their tormentors, but the men refused to listen. The men eventually called the police, and several from Sifeng Town Police Station came. One policeman tried twice to persuade Li San to let Ms. Guo Fengxia go. Li San refused. Finally, the women were taken to Sifeng Town Police Station. Policemen illegally searched them and took over 400 yuan: from Ms. Cai, over 30 yuan from Ms. Guo, and over 20 yuan from Ms. Gong.
The three practitioners were detained in the police station overnight. It was not until the next morning that Li San notified Ms. Guo Fengxia's family by telephone. When her family got to the police station, the officers extorted 3,000 yuan from them in exchange for Ms. Guo's release. The police also told her family not to tell anybody that the police took money from them.
Ms. Gong Ping and Ms. Cao Fengxia were taken to the Suburban Branch of Jiamusi City Police Department. They refused to tell the police there their names or addresses. Chen Wanyou from the Domestic Security Team of Jiamusi City Police Department went to the suburban branch to question them. In order to try to trick them into telling him their names and addresses, Chen Wanyou said, "You won't be sentenced to prison for just distributing a few truth-clarification flyers. Just call your families and let them know where you are, then you can go home." The practitioners were not deceived by Chen's lie and refused to cooperate. Later, they were taken to the Jiamusi City Detention Center. Ms. Cao didn't pass the physical examination and was not admitted to the detention center. Ms. Gong is still being held at the detention center.
It was reported that practitioners held in the detention center were forced to do hard labor. They are required to complete a certain amount of work each day. Their work included packaging disposable chopsticks and putting fake flowers on toothpicks using toxic glue. The toothpicks are exported overseas as handicrafts.
Jiamusi City Detention Center: 86-454-8519599
Jiamusi City Detention Center, Deputy Head's Office: 86-454-8517766
Jiamusi City Police Department Suburban Branch Police Chief, Sun Chengwei, 86-13945457335(Cell)
Jiamusi City Police Department Suburban Branch Deputy Police Chief, Ju Fuchun, 86-13803656988(Cell)
On October 11, 2007, policemen from the Domestic Security Team of Xianghe County, Hebei Province arrested Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Wang Jianming, a medical doctor at the county Chinese Medicine Hospital. The police detained him in the Langfang brainwashing center. They claimed that they had to do this to protect the 17th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) that was being held at the time. The arrest was initiated by the authorities of the county 610 Office and the police Department. On December 28, 2007, Dr. Wang was transferred from Langfang Brainwashing Center to the forced labor camp in Shijiazhuang. The paperwork said that, this time, he was sentenced to two years of forced labor.
In 2001, Wang Jianming was sentenced to forced labor for the first time. The sentence was two years. The official institutions that were responsible for overseeing the carrying out of his sentence included Langfang City Forced Labor Camp and Handan City Forced Labor Camp. In 2002, he was sentenced to forced labor for the second time for one year and three months. He served his sentence at Shijiazhuang Forced Labor Camp. Moreover, Dr. Wang was also been detained in Xianghe County Forced Labor Camp and had a large amount of money extorted from him. The Xianghe County Domestic Security Team extorted from him a total of more than 10,000 yuan.
Dr. Wang still has scars from the torture he endured in the forced labor camps. Due to the unbearable pressure of this persecution, Wang Jianming's wife was forced to divorce him. That same pressure precipitated the recurrence of his father's illnesses, and he eventually passed away.