(Clearwisdom.net) Dafa practitioner Yang Fenglian was a teacher at the Mining Engineering College in Handan City, Hebei Province. She is well liked and respected by her colleagues and students. Before she began cultivation in Dafa, she had breast cancer and underwent an operation and chemotherapy in Beijing. She also had taken a lot of Chinese medicine. However, she had not recovered. In 1998, she discovered Falun Dafa. Ever since she started practicing Falun Gong, she has become healthier and more energetic, and was able to return to her job. Her daughter also became a practitioner.

In July 1999, Chinese dictator Jiang started the brutal persecution against Falun Gong practitioners. The whole nation was subjected to his campaign of terror. Under such brutal suppression, every Dafa practitioner faced a test. What would Dafa practitioners do when Teacher and Dafa have been slandered and defamed, and themselves brutally persecuted?

In October 2000, Yang Fenglian and her daughter were arrested because they went to Beijing to appeal, and they were held in Handan City Second Detention Center. At that time, her daughter was only 16 years old. Before the New Year of 2001, Yang Fenglian was sentenced to one year forced labor and sent to the Shijiazhuang Forced Labor Camp. Her daughter was brutally tortured because she didn't give up practicing Dafa, refusing to write any of the so-called "Guarantee Statements."* She was handcuffed and fitted with heavy shackles. She was shocked with high voltage electric batons four times, twice all over her body after she was stripped completely naked. This is the kind of persecution the police forced upon a 16-years-old girl! Through it all, she adhered to her belief in Dafa and refused to write any of the so-called "Guarantee Statements." After 9 months of illegal detention, her family members had to pay 3,000 Yuan [500 Yuan is the average monthly income for an urban worker in China] to bail her out. After that she was expelled from her school.

After Yang Fenglian came back from the forced labor camp, her work unit sent several people to monitor her in shifts. They also extended the persecution to her family. They didn't let her husband go to work and forced him to divorce her.

Right before the Chinese Communist Party's 16th National Conference in 2002, her work unit officials and local policemen came to Yang Fenglian's home. She and her daughter refused to open the door. The police then broke in through the windows. They forcibly abducted mother and daughter to the Kaiyuan Police Substation of Handan City. They were then sent to the 2nd Detention Center of Handan City. After three months of illegal detention, her family spent over 10,000 Yuan to bail out the daughter, and afterwards she was discharged from school again.

Eight months later Ms. Yang has been detained again. Her family went to the police station to bail her out, and the police said it was up to her work unit. They went to the work unit, and the officials in her work unit said they need to be paid 20,000 Yuan in order for her to be released.

Related phone numbers:

Handan City Hanshang District Police Station:

Office: 86-310-3125370, 86-310-3125361
Director of the Police Station: Liu Wenming, Zheng Huangxin
Phone Number: 86-310-3125352 (office)
The Department #1 Head: Dang Dianjun (in charge of the persecution of Falun Gong)
The 2nd Detention Center of Handan City: 86-310-4157160 (Operator)
Deputy Director: Cui Shumin (Cellular phone number: 86-13903206573üj

Kaiyuan Police Substation: 86-310-6069822

Mining Engineering College:

President Li: 86-310-7429006 (work), 86-310-7428188 (home)
The Party Secretary of the Department of Urban Architecture: Jiang Bianliang, Work phone number: 86-310-7420750, Home phone number: 86-310-7428300
The Head of Security Department Miao Ruixin, Work phone number: 86-310-7429089, Home phone number: 86-310-7428053
The person in charge of persecution: Yang XX, Work phone number: 86-310-7429008, Home phone number: 86-310-7428298

*A guarantee statement declare that he or she is remorseful for practicing Falun Gong and guarantees not to practice Falun Gong again, not to go to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong, and never again associate with any Falun Dafa practitioners.