(Minghui.org) A police officer in Fushun City, Liaoning Province was recently fired by the Xinbin County Police Department for practicing Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.

Mr. Wang Xiaoming, 50, has been subjected to repeated harassment and detention for practicing Falun Gong in the past 22 years.

He was first arrested in September 2001 and incarcerated at the Fushun City Forced Labor Camp. The guards handcuffed him to a bed and force-fed him once a day.

Mr. Wang was later given another term at the Wujiabao Forced Labor Camp. The guards shaved his head and handcuffed him. He was once held in solitary confinement for five months. He held a hunger strike for over three months to protest the persecution and was on the verge of death. Due to long-term restraint on the bed and forced feeding, he developed scabies all over his body and lost hearing in one ear.

In addition to the labor camp terms, Mr. Wang was also held in Luotaishanzhuang Brainwashing Center and subjected to mental torment.

As he held firm to his faith in Falun Gong, the authorities made several attempts to fire him but failed.

Mr. Wang’s supervisor repeatedly moved him to different positions. No matter where he worked, he tried his best to do the job well and received very positive comments in his performance reviews. Some of the local residents said that he provided the best service to them and was always friendly to them.

When Mr. Wang worked at a police station inside a tourist site, many of the staff members’ families often entered the park without purchasing tickets. Mr. Wang always bought the tickets for his family, and some of his co-workers said he was foolish and wasted the money.

In March 2018, Mr. Wang was transferred to work night shifts at a detention center. He developed swelling in his lower body. He had tightness in his chest and was unable to fall asleep.

He was hospitalized for half a month and discharged after the swelling subsided. Shortly after he returned home, his hands began to involuntarily shake again, and his vision became blurred. He persisted in doing Falun Gong exercises, and his condition disappeared.

Mr. Wang had chest tightness and swelling again in December 2018. He continued practicing Falun Gong and returned to work a month later.

Entering 2021, Liu Hanbo, the head of Xinbin Police Department, began another round of efforts to fire Mr. Wang. The agency’s leadership, as well as officials of Xinbin County Discipline Inspection Commission and Xinbin County Party Committee, all talked to Ms. Wang in an attempt to pressure him to resign on his own initiative.

When Mr. Wang wrote to them about the illegality of the persecution, they accused him of “promoting Falun Gong.” They got the local domestic security office police to intimidate him. He was not deterred and talked to the domestic security office about Falun Gong.

As he refused to quit his job, Liu eventually fired him.

Perpetrators’ contact information:
Yang Wenjun (杨文君), deputy head of Fushun City Police Department: +86-15941388787, +86-24-52625821
Peng Yue (彭越), officer of the Domestic Security Office: +86-13841334590, +86-24-52787387Liu Hanbo (刘汉波), head of Xinbin County Police Department: +86-24-55080201, +86-13841300002, +86-15504931777

(More perpetrators’ contact information is available in the original Chinese article.)

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Category: Accounts of Persecution