Mr. Jiao Long Suffers Broken Leg Trying to Escape Police Persecution

Mr. Jiao Long, 45, from Baiquan County, Heilongjiang Province, started practising Dafa in 1996. His whole family also practises. Even after the persecution of Falun Dafa started on July 20th 1999, his family remained very steadfast in Dafa. In July 2000, his wife Zhang Liken went to Beijing to appeal for Dafa and was arrested at the Harbin train station. She was sentenced to a one-year term in the Shuanghe Forced Labour Camp. Mr. Jiao took over bringing up their two high-school-age children.

In November 2001, Mr. Jiao was forced into homelessness and had to leave the two children at home alone. His wife Zhang Liken did not get released until August 2001 because her sentence was illegally extended an additional month and a half. Two months after she was released, she was arrested again while distributing Falun Dafa leaflets exposing the persecution to the farmers in the county and was sentenced to three more years in a forced labour camp.

Around 1:00 p.m. on December 11th 2004, Mr. Jiao and fellow practitioner Zhang Bin went to visit another practitioner. As soon as they entered the flat, a group of police surrounded the whole apartment building. Mr. Jiao and Zhang Bin began explaining the truth of the persecution to the police and shouted loudly, "Falun Dafa is good!" They also told the truth about Falun Dafa to passing pedestrians. The police sealed the apartment from the outside so that Mr. Jiao and Zhang Bin were confined inside the flat from the afternoon of December 11th until the next morning at 5 a.m. when they found a way to escape from the third floor balcony.

As Mr. Jiao was climbing down from the third floor he fell and broke his leg. When the police found him he could not walk, so they dragged him by his arms all the way to the police car. The police sent him directly to the Tuanjie Police Department rather than getting him medical attention. When they reached the police department, the police pulled Mr. Jiao out of the car, dragged him into the station and started interrogating him. Officer Dong even kicked his broken leg.

The police eventually sent Mr. Jiao to Daqing Hospital for X-rays, which revealed that Mr. Jiao's leg was fractured in several places. Afterwards, the police drove Mr. Jiao back to the police station but would not let him out of the car because some officials from the city were having a meeting inside. A chief came out of the station and said to Mr. Jiao, "We are going to release you. Do you have any relatives in Daqing? Let them bring you home to take care of your leg."

Mr. Jiao replied that he did not have any friends or relatives there and that he would like to go home alone, so the police called a taxi for him. It cost about 400 yuan (1). When he was arrested, Mr. Jiao had about 1,000 yuan in his pocket but the police had confiscated it. He then had to pay the 400 yuan for the taxi out of his savings.

Because he did not get prompt treatment for his fractured leg, his leg and foot swelled severely, almost doubling in size. To this day his leg has not properly healed.


(1) "Yuan" is the Chinese currency; 500 yuan is equal to the average monthly income of an urban worker in China.

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