His Wife Serving 13-Year Prison Term, Mr. Yang Zhenfang is Again Sentenced to Forced Labor
(Clearwisdom.net) Practitioner Mr. Yang Zhenfang is from Mengyin County, Shandong Province. On September 15, 2006, his house was once again raided and he was re-arrested by the Mengyin County police and 610 Office personnel. Later he was sentenced to forced labor. His family has been repeatedly persecuted for the past seven years. His wife, Ms. Teng Derong, was illegally sentenced to a 13-year prison term and has been there ever since.
Mr. Yang and his wife, Ms. Teng,worked at the Mengyin County Construction Committee. He was in charge of the Construction Committee. Since he cultivated Falun Dafa, he was honest and did not pursue undeserving interest. The couple were regarded as good people by the work unit. His elder daughter, Yang Junhui, graduated from the Music Department of Linyi Normal Institute and was assigned to teach at the Jiuzhai High School in Mengyin County. She worked diligently and was widely respected and loved by students. She was praised by both teachers and students. Mr. Yang's younger daughter, Qiqi, was still in primary school. The family lived a peaceful life.
In February 2000, Mr. Yang used his legal right to peacefully appeal in Beijing. He was detained for one month. In March 2000, he was sentenced to two years of forced labor. In February of the same year, Ms. Teng was also detained for one month by the Mengyin County Police Department because of her appeal in Beijing.
Their elder daughter, Ms. Yang Junhui, born in 1976, was a teacher at Jiuzhai High School until the school authorities expelled her. In 2000 she was also imprisoned for three months by the Jiuzhai Township Government. During her imprisonment, Ms. Yang was beaten to the point that she was unrecognizable. Her left eye was swollen for half a month. For several days she could not go to the restroom by herself. One evening, township government staff member Zhang Bo was drunk and tortured Yang Junhui viciously. He ordered her to 'horse squat,' count numbers in English, and call him 'dad' in English. With all kinds of despicable tactics, Yang was made to suffer immense mental torture. Zhang Bo has since received karmic retribution and developed uremia.
In May 2000, Ms. Teng Derong had to leave home to avoid the persecution. Around September 20, 2002, she, along with Zhang Dezhen and Gong Shuhua, were arrested by the Mengyin County 610 Office and Daigu Township Police. They were tortured and otherwise brutally beaten by the Mengyin County Criminal Police Brigade. Teng Derong, who was in her 50s, was tied to the iron chair for four days and nights. This type of torture is known to be extremely painful.
In October 2002, Ms. Teng was sent to the Linyi City Brainwashing Center. She was not allowed to sleep for six days and nights. Later she was sent to the Linyi City Detention Center for imprisonment. She was inhumanly tortured both mentally and physically. She was then sentenced to 13 years in prison.
Around March 2003, Ms. Teng was transferred to Shandong Province Women's Forced Labor Camp. Since her health was very poor, the labor camp officials initially refused to accept her. Later they were made to accept her despite her condition.
Ms. Teng's elderly mother has only two children. Her daughter, Teng Derong, suffered brutal persecution in Shandong Province Women's Forced Labor Camp. Her son, Teng Defang, was imprisoned in Shandong Province Men's Forced Labor Camp. Both her son and daughter were serving time in forced labor at around the same time. They were both subjected to inhuman persecution. Their mother could not sleep at nights, causing her health to deteriorate.
Teng Derong's younger brother, Mr. Teng Defang, was a staff member at Mengyin County Retired Cadre's Bureau. In 2000, Teng Defang had to leave home to avoid persecution. In September 2002, he was arrested in Linyi. At Mengyin and Linyi Detention Center he was beaten almost every day. He had blood in his urine from the beatings. For three months, he could not get out of bed, and for six months he could not straighten his back, and had to walk with others' help. Now he has been sentenced to 14 years and is in Shandong Province Men's Forced Labor Camp.
In May 2000, after Ms. Teng Derong left home to avoid persecution, her little daughter, Qiqi was taken care of by Ms. Teng's mother, who is in her 70s. The two depended on each other to live. Around the end of June 2001, when her father, Mr. Yang Zhenfang, was released, Qiqi went back to be with him. Yang Zhenfang was nearly 60 at the time. With his wife and brother-in-law being persecuted in prison, he had to be both father and mother to his young daughter. It is hard to imagine how difficult his life was.
Even so, the authorities still did not spare this incomplete family. Around September 17, 2006, Mengyin County Police and 610 Office personnel suddenly broke into Mr. Yang's home, raided it and arrested him. Now he is in a forced labor camp once again. There is nobody in the family to take care of his mother-in-law, now close to 80, and his little daughter, who is going to school in another region.
November 09, 2006