Some Examples of Persecution of Falun Gong Practitioners in Zhaoyuan City, Shandong Province
1. The following is a list of some of the Falun Gong practitioners who were tortured in recent years.
Zhao Yuhong: Since July 20, 1999, she has spent almost all of that time in prison. She has been arrested numerous times and tortured by the 610 Office. She was sentenced to three years in the Shandong Province Women's Forced Labor Camp, which is located in Jinan City. Meanwhile, because of her strong persistence in her beliefs, the guards had her tortured. After her sentence was completed, she returned home and continued to clarify the truth. For that reason she was once again arrested by the Zhaoyuan City 610 Office. The staff members there interrogated her using brutal torture. All of the persecution caused long-term memory loss and the inability to speak. Her thumbs were disabled, and she couldn't take care of her daily needs without assistance. Even under these circumstances, she was still illegally sentenced to four years and confined in the Shandong Province Women's Prison. On March 18 of this year, her term was over. Because she refused to be "transformed," perpetrators delivered her directly from the Shandong Province Women's Prison to the Zhaoyuan City Brainwashing Center, where she was illegally detained. Her 75-year-old mother went to the center numerous times asking for her daughter's release, but to no avail.
Yang Wenjie: The Zhaoyuan City Police Department and local 610 Office arrested, detained, and tortured her many times. She is now detained at the 2nd Women's Forced Labor Camp of Shandong Province, located in Wang Village, Zibo City. Because she refused to be transformed, she was kept in solitary confinement for a long time. Once, she was handcuffed in the guards' restroom for four months. The skin on her wrists peeled off and the flesh gaped open. The wound has now healed, but left a purple scar. In 2005, at the end of her term, she still hadn't been "transformed," so the 610 Office sent her directly to a local brainwashing center, where she was still persistent in her faith. The head of the center Sun Qiquan ordered several thugs to beat her. They used clubs, ropes, belts, and leather shoes. Ms. Yang's hands were cuffed behind her back and then she was suspended in the air. They also hired drunks to beat her to near death. She was unable to get out of bed for several days and couldn't move a muscle. In order to force her to stop cultivation, perpetrators deprived her of food and water for five days. She stayed at the brainwashing center for several months but remained steadfast. They illegally sentenced her to a labor camp for two years. She is now detained at the 2nd Women's Forced Labor Camp of Shandong Province.
The Zhaoyuan City "610 Office" arrested Kao Fuquan and tortured him for seven consecutive days and nights. Later, he was sent to a labor camp for three years. His term has been completed and he is home now.
Guo Yuqing was detained in a labor camp for three years. During that time, he refused to give up practicing Falun Gong. The guards kept him from sleeping for more than twenty days and no water was given to him. His term is over and he is home now.
Liu Yaohua was arrested several times and sent to a brainwashing center. Led by the center staff members Song Shuqin and Sun Qiquan, Liu Yujiu and Liu Cuihua of the brainwashing center brutally tortured Liu Yaohua many times. She lost consciousness and nearly died.
Zhang Shuxiang refused to be "transformed" when detained at the brainwashing center. Song Shuqin instructed thugs to beat her severely. As a result, she wasn't able to eat normally for about six weeks. Her vision was blurry for many days. In 2006, because of her persistence in practicing Falun Gong, Sun Qiquan and others handcuffed her and hung her up. Her body had symptoms of a severe illness. She couldn't walk without two people holding her up on each side. Nevertheless, she was still sentenced to jail for four years. Currently, she is being detained at the Shandong Province Women's Prison located in Jinan City.
Li Zhaoxia was arrested and detained illegally many times by the Zhaoyuan Police Department and the local 610 Office. She was once sent to a labor camp for three years. When her body showed symptoms of illness, she was given an early release. Because of the repeated long-term imprisonment, she is very weak. Her former employer fired her.
Shao Zhouxian was detained at the Zhaoyuan City Brainwashing Center. She refused to be "transformed" and was subjected to torture. The perpetrators also injected an unknown drug into her. She suffered great physical and psychological pain.
After the 610 Office police tortured Liu Fubin, he was sentenced to three years at the Wang Village Forced Labor Camp, Zibo City, Shandong Province. Mr. Liu's mental and physical health has suffered greatly.
Sun Guo was arrested in the years 2001 and 2002. Police of the 610 Office tortured him. Later, he was sentenced to eight years in prison. Currently, he is at the Shandong Province Prison. Because he refused to be transformed, he was subjected to severe torture, small-cell confinement, and strict supervision.
Wang Yanqing was arrested in the year 2002. After being tortured by police from the 610 Office, he was sentenced to six years in prison. Currently, he is being confined in Shandong Province Prison.
Wang Xueyong was also arrested in year 2002. After being tortured by police from the 610 Office, he was put in jail for six years. Now, he is in the Shandong Province Prison.
After the Zhaoyuan City 610 Office arrested Fu Xinli in year 2005, they tortured him and sentenced him to six years in prison. During this time, he fell from the fifth floor, causing several broken bones, a damaged spleen, and he was unconscious for a long time.
After being sentenced to six years in prison, Fu Yingxia is currently confined at the Shandong Province Women's Prison. She was tortured in the past by head of the Zhaoyuan City 610 Office Luan Deqing and his subordinates.
Yang Xiuying was nearly tortured to death by police from the Zhaoyuan 610 Office.
Li Meixin was arrested several times. People from the Daqinjia Town government and police station tortured her badly.
Sun Huanmei was arrested and tortured several times. Members of the 610 Office once kicked her repeatedly and broke her lower back.
Wang Meiqing was arrested, detained, and tortured many times.
Yang Meiyun was tortured by the 610 Office. She was sent to a labor camp for three years. Due to persecution, her body has exhibited severe symptoms of illness.
2. The following Falun Gong practitioners have been illegally sentenced or detained in labor camps and prison.
Confined in Shandong Province Prison: Chen Shihuan, Wang Songwu, Wang Hejiang, Sun Guo, Wang Yanqing, Wang Xueyong, and Yang Zhenlan.
Confined in Huaibei Prison in Weifang City: Wang Zhenfeng, and Peng Lekuan.
Confined in Shandong Province Women's Prison: Chen Shuhua, Zhang Shuxiang, Li Dezhen, Zang Shujie, Wen Keying, Fu Yingxia, Wang Shupei, and Mao Fulian.
Detained in Wang Village Forced Labor Camp, Zibo City: Yang Wenjie, Xia Meifen, Zhang Yucui, Wang Cuihua, Xu Qing, Su Yu, Liu Jinpeng, and Wen Yulin.
3. The following Falun Gong practitioners have become homeless for fear of being persecuted:
Zhang Shuchun, Wang Haohong, Teng Yingfen, Du Hongxia, Zhang Mingqing, Fu Caixia, Lin Kuimei, Zhang Zhikui, Liu Yaohua.