(Clearwisdom.net) On June 2, 2011, Mr. Chen Xiaoming and Mr. Fan Qingbin, two Falun Gong practitioners from Maiji District, Tianshui City, Gansu Province, were arrested by the police from the Domestic Security Division of Maiji Police Sub-Bureau. Chief Feng Jitang subjected them to brutal beatings during the police interrogation. Mr. Chen Xiaoming nearly died from the police brutality. He survived, but remains bedridden to this day. Officer Feng scheduled a trial against Mr. Chen for September 15, 2011.

Mr. Chen Xiaoming and his friend, Mr. Fan Qingbin, were on their way to the home of Chen's relative on June 2, 2011, when an officer in plainclothes asked to check their ID. The officer called for Feng Jitang and several officers from the Domestic Security Division. The police then had them blindfolded, took them to a hotel and had them locked in two separate hotel rooms.

The officers began to interrogate them and beat them during the interrogation. They were very badly injured by the police brutality. Chen lost consciousness from the beating, and was finally sent to the hospital emergency room after the police realized he was about to die. Chen had a lot of internal bleeding and lost a lot of blood. His heart and kidneys were failing, and he could not breathe on his own. In fact, his organs were so severely damaged that the local hospital was ill-equipped to treat him.

On June 11, 2011, Feng Jitang had him transferred to the hospital in Lanzhou. It took 45 days of medical care, and nearly 200,000 yuan in medical expenses, to save Chen’s life. However, Chen remains bedridden because of the severity of his injuries. He is in pain all over his body and is extremely frail.

Yet, the police have filed charges against Chen Xiaoming and Fan Qingbin, with a trial date scheduled for September 15, 2011.

So far there is no information about Fan Qingbin.

Below are some of the people involved in the persecution:

Director of Maiji Police Sub-Bureau: +86-938-2654826 (Office)
Feng Jitang, chief of the Domestic Security Division: +86-13919671559 (Cell)
Chen Weilin, president of Maiji District Court: +86-938-2733002 (Office), +86-938-2712332 (Home), +86-13919625788 (Cell)
Wang Guoquan, deputy secretary of Maiji District Court: +86-938-2724560 (Office), +86-938-2730555 (Home), +86-13830871037 (Cell)