The Persecution of Mr. Zou Chengmin from Jimo City, Shandong Province
Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Zou Chengmin from Jimo City, Shandong Province was gravely ill before practicing Falun Dafa. His condition was such that he could have died at any moment. Fortunate to obtain the Fa in 1997, he changed dramatically in both mind and body in just a few short months. He was still celebrating the second life Falun Dafa gave to him when Jiang and his regime started the inhuman persecution and slandering of Falun Dafa on July 20, 1999.
When the persecution first began, many Falun Dafa practitioners in Jimo City went to sit in front of the government building to peacefully request the government to learn about Falun Gong positively. Jimo City police arrested more than ten Falun Dafa practitioners, and released them around 1 p.m. after the practitioners clarified the truth to them with kindness in their hearts. Nevertheless, the police still did something very low; they asked each practitioner to write down their name and address, with the promise that the government would solve the problem. Since Falun Dafa practitioners practice Truth-Compassion- Forbearance, each wrote down their real name and address. On the evening of the same day, the 610 Office took each of the practitioners into custody. Mr. Zou Chengmin was detained for one week and his Zhuan Falun book was taken away.
In June 2000, Mr. Zou Chengmin wrote to the chief of the police department to clarify the truth about Falun Dafa. He wrote that the Jiang and Luo regime's persecution of Falun Gong is illegal, and that the Jimo City 610 Office and police are also acting against the law in persecuting Falun Gong. Mr. Zou told them that Falun Dafa guides people towards goodness, improves health, has many benefits and brings no harm to the Chinese people. Three days later, he was arrested by the 610 Office and detained for 13 days. He was released because he held a hunger strike the entire time. During the detention, Mr. Zou was cruelly beaten. If he practiced Falun Dafa exercises in the cell at night the prison guards would poke him with bamboo sticks, curse him, and prevent him from practicing.
On the New Year's Day of 2000, Mr. Zou Chengmin went to Beijing to clarify the truth and validate Falun Dafa. He unfurled a self-made banner that said, "Falun Dafa is good!" and shouted from the bottom of his heart, "Falun Dafa is good! Falun Dafa is righteous!" Mr. Zou Chengmin was arrested, and being deceived by police at the Tiananmen Station, he wrote down his name and address again. The next day, the Jimo City Liaison Office in Beijing sent him to Jimo City Communist Party School (a brainwashing class), where 610 Office workers tried to use his family members to force him to give up cultivation. He walked out of that place after being detained for four days.
In the autumn of 2001, on October 2, Mr. Zou Chengmin went to Beijing to clarify the truth again and was arrested on Tiananmen Square. He returned home after four days since he refused to cooperate with the evil.
Subsequently, Mr. Zou Chengmin was reported by a janitor for passing out truth-clarifying materials in a clothing market. Policemen Jiang Bo (male) and Sun Jusen (male), leading more than ten policemen, smashed his door window, broke into his home, took Master's photo and 16 Falun Dafa books, and detained him in the Jimo City Detention Center. Mr. Zou Chengmin clarified the truth to the prison guards. One guard in his 60s often instructed a prisoner named Shi, (male, from Nanguan Village), to beat him. Mr. Zou was knocked unconscious on the second day.
In those 23 days that he was detained, Mr. Zou Chengming absolutely refused to cooperate with the evil, and went on a hunger strike the entire time. The 610 Office ordered four doctors and six prisoners to handcuff his hands behind a chair, tie him on the chair with rope, and force-feed him highly concentrated salt solution. Mr. Zou refused to cooperate, and the prisoners pulled his hair backwards, causing him to choke many times and become unconscious. His heels were bleeding due to being dragged on the ground. His throat bled many times due to the brutal force-feedings. At night, prison guards asked prisoners to beat him, not allowing him sleep, and not allowing him to wear clothes even though it was only 20oF; they even poured cold water onto his body. In these 23 days, his weight reduced from 155 pounds to less than 110 pounds.
During both periods of detention, the 610 Office followed no legal procedures. One evening, the 610 Office workers abducted him, took him to Jimo Chinese Medicine Hospital, tied him inside a small room, and injected a poisonous drug that damages the central nervous system into his body. Mr. Zou suffered headaches, shivering, and weakness after being injected.
On February 27, 2002, Mr. Zou Chengmin was secretly abducted on the way to his friend's house by the 610 Office, and sent to Police Tongji Station. Policemen Jiang Bo and Sun Jusen took him to get a physical check up in the Jimo City Hospital. Mr. Zou Chengmin refused to cooperate with the evil, and shouted truth clarifying phrases in the hospital. Jiang and Sun were both scared, so they forced the doctor to write that Mr. Zou passed the test, and sent him to Licun Labor Camp. He was injected with an unknown drug in Licun Labor Camp.