Dalian City Intensified the Persecution of Falun Gong Practitioners in 2012

Ma Danliang was appointed head of the Dalian City Detention Centre by the Dalian Municipal Government on May 17th, 2012. He has continued to actively enforce the regime's policy of persecuting Falun Gong practitioners. Two months after he took office, 69-year-old Ms. Zhang Guilian from Kaifa District died as a result of abuse in detention.

On July 6th, 2012, the Dalian City 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) and the Political and Legal Affairs Committee collaborated with neighbourhood community officials to conduct large scale arrests of Falun Gong practitioners. This was mainly targeted at those practitioners who took part in installing satellite dishes to watch NTD TV [an independent television network that broadcasts the truth about Falun Gong and human rights issues in China]. Nearly 100 practitioners were arrested and a dozen were detained at the Dalian Detention Centre. Fifteen practitioners including Ma Ruitian, Che Zhongshan, Pan Xiuqing, Wang Shouchen, Wang Jian, She Yue, Hao Yueshan, Wang Yu (Wang Defa), Liu Qingtao, Zhu Chengqian, Yan Jinhua and Li Shengjie were officially arrested. Practitioners Liu Mei (Min) Fen, Qu Lianxi, Song Ailian, Pei Zhenpo, Sun Yun, Zhang Yulian, Kang Yuying, Wan Xioahui, Wang Yueer, Yu Changshun, Zhang Lina, Hao Qiujing, Luo Jinyu, Xiao Chunling, Liu Jiqing and others have already been sent to labour camps.

At present, the families of over a dozen practitioners have engaged lawyers from Beijing to defend their loved ones. The lawyers broke through the obstructions created by the detention centre in every possible way and saw their clients, thereby obtaining partial information on the persecution that practitioners have suffered while in custody.

1. Ms. Zhang Guilian Tortured to Death

Sixty-nine-year-old Ms. Zhang Guilian from Kaifa District was arrested from home on July 6th, 2012. She was taken to Yaojia Detention Centre in Dalian. Just 17 days later, she had a stroke as a result of the persecution she was subjected to and was sent home. She never recovered from the abuse and in less than two weeks, on August 5th, she passed away.

Further information can be found at http://en.minghui.org/html/articles/2012/8/13/134931.html “Sixty-Nine-Year-Old Practitioner Ms. Zhang Guilian from Dalian City Dies One Month After Arrest”

2. Ms. Hou Chunli's Legs Were Fractured and Her Kidneys Damaged from Beatings

Twenty-eight-year-old Ms. Hou Chunli from Jinzhou District was arrested by officers from the Jinzhou Police Station on July 6th. She was detained at the Dalian Detention Centre. Her legs were fractured and her kidneys damaged as a result of the beatings she was subjected to. She has since been sent home.

Further information can be found at http://en.minghui.org/html/articles/2012/11/13/136264.html “As a Result of Torture in Dalian Detention Centre, Ms. Hou Chunli's Legs Broken and Her Kidneys Injured”

3. Yaojia Detention Centre Guards: “In Here, The Death of a Falun Gong Practitioner Means Nothing”

Mr. Qu Bin began a hunger strike from the day he was detained, to protest the persecution. Guards inserted a feeding tube into his trachea and he nearly went into shock from the pain. Mr. Qu collapsed as a result of the torture. Even though he was unconscious, the perpetrators shackled his legs and hands to rings fastened in the ground. A guard said: “It is useless to go on a hunger strike. Even if you die, we will not release you. In here, the death of a practitioner means nothing.”

Further information can be found at http://en.minghui.org/html/articles/2012/8/25/135145.html “Mr. Qu Bin Severely Persecuted in Yaojia Detention Centre”

Mr. Qu fell into a state of deep unconsciousness as a result of the persecution. He was only released when he was on the verge of death.

4. Mr. Zhang Guoli on the Brink of Death As a Result of the Persecution

Mr Zhang Guoli's kidneys malfunctioned as a consequence of the persecution he was put through by the detention centre. His weight plummeted from 150 pounds to around 60 pounds. The nurses put him on an intravenous drip against his will, after which Mr. Zhang developed symptoms of severe poisoning. His hands and legs were limp, his heartbeat accelerated, his head and body went into violent spasms, his face was contorted and tears kept streaming down his cheeks. When they stopped giving him medication, he became incontinent, there was blood in his urine, his heart was in such pain that he could not breathe properly. He constantly drooled and fell down on the ground many times as a result of the pain he was experiencing.

Further information can be found at http://en.minghui.org/html/articles/2012/9/15/135435.html “Falun Gong Practitioner Mr. Zhang Guoli from Dalian City Severely Tortured”

5. Mr. Che Zhongshan Bound to a Tiger Bench for Entire Night

Mr. Che Zhongshan has already been detained at the detention centre for five months. His legs and hands were handcuffed to rings fastened in the ground for two months. Sometimes he was bound to the tiger bench for the entire night. For long periods of time, he was not able to sit, stand nor sleep. As a result of being subjected to such brutal torture, in desperation he swallowed a toothbrush as a form of protest against the persecution. [Editor's note: Falun Gong practitioners are taught to harm no lives, including their own, and are asked to resist the persecution using peaceful means irregardless of how humiliating and trying the circumstances. Resorting to such extreme actions is not condoned. However, this act of desperation points to the extreme brutality of the persecution]. As a result, Mr. Che was badly injured and he experienced internal bleeding. His life was in danger and he was sent to the hospital three times for emergency treatment. His wife Wang Yueer, who was arrested at the same time as he, was sent to Masanjia Labour Camp for two years of forced labour.

Further information can be found at http://en.minghui.org/html/articles/2012/11/15/136329.html “Practitioner Tortured in Dalian Detention Centre—Wife Illegally Sentenced to Forced Labor”

6. Ms. Li Shengjie, an Outstanding Teacher, Persecuted

On July 12th, Ms. Li Shengjie, an outstanding teacher at Dalian Finance Intermediate School, was arrested from home by officers from the Guilin Street Police Station in Zhongshan District. She was detained at the Dalian Detention Centre and had a heart attack as a result of the persecution. Her life is in danger and she is on the brink of death, yet the detention centre refuses to release her.

Since the regime launched its campaign of persecution against Falun Gong, the Dalian Detention Centre has been actively persecuting Falun Gong practitioners. Chi Yulian, Li Xiumei, Gu Qun, Feng Gan, Wang Yan and Zhang Guilian are some of the practitioners who died in detention. The detention centre has also administered nerve-damaging drugs to practitioners. The guards call it “forgetful medicine.” After taking it, one's brain becomes dull and one cannot remember things that happened. Some victims experience complete amnesia and remain in a confused state of mind.

Chief perpetrators:

Secretary of Dalian Political and Legal Affairs Committee, Wang Ping

Head of the Police Department, Wang Like


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