Persecution of Falun Gong Practitioners by Officers from the Gongye Street Police Station and the Nanzhan Police Department in Zhangjiakou City

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Sun Xiaoping and other officers from the Gongye Street Police Station in Zhangjiakou City, Hebei Province, along with Zhang Yu, former head of the Nanzhan Police Department, and Wang Yun, secretary of the Administrative Division as well as Li Tongyu, head of the Administrative Division have callously persecuted Falun Gong practitioners.

I. Persecution of Falun Gong Practitioners by Sun Xiaoping and Others from Gongye Street Police Station

Practitioner Miao Chuanzeng was sent to forced labour. Later he left home [to avoid further persecution] and has been living in exile ever since.

Practitioner Miao Chuanzeng, an employee of the Zhangjiakou Coal Mining Machinery Factory, used to be addicted to alcohol and gambling. After he started Dafa practice in June 1999, his heart and mind were purified and he deeply felt that Master Li Hongzhi gave him a new life. He felt the profound preciousness of Falun Dafa.

After July 20th, 1999, the Jiang Zemin faction fanatically persecuted Dafa. Mr. Miao Chuanzeng and other practitioners went to Beijing to appeal. The police arrested them and sent them to the Fengtai Stadium. They were later transferred to Langfang, where they were forced to give their names and addresses. After they stood outside in sweltering heat for two days, they were transferred to the Shalingzi in Zhangjiakou City, where they were forced to watch Dafa-slandering videos. They were then transferred to Jianguolu Elementary School the next day and detained there. Officers from the Qiaodong Police Department coerced the practitioners to write a guarantee statement to renounce Dafa. After they picked up the practitioners, the authorities from the Coal Mining Machinery Factory also coerced the practitioners to write guarantee statements and banned them from work. They sent people to monitor the practitioners and subjected them to brainwashing.

On July 19th, 2000, Miao Chuanzeng and other practitioners went to Beijing to distribute truth clarification materials. Officers from Nanzhan Police Department in Beijing arrested them. After Mr. Miao's superiors from the factory picked him up, authorities from the Zhangjiakou Police Department made an extortion demand in the amount of 3,000 yuan1. The factory deducted 1,000 yuan from Miao Chuanzeng's salary, which the factory gave to the police. Miao Chuanzeng was under house arrest in a single dorm room and was fired from his job. On October 6th, 2000, Miao Chuanzeng and fellow practitioners again went to Beijing to appeal for Dafa. On October 7th along with his wife Li Hong and practitioner Jiang Chunmei, he unfurled a four metre-long banner, 50 cm wide, that read, "Falun Dafa is the righteous practice" in Tiananmen Square. They were savagely beaten by three plainclothes police officers in Beijing, taken to the Tiananmen Police Department, and later transferred to the Zhangjiakou City Liaison Office in Beijing. After their return to Zhangjiakou City, they were held at the Gongye Street Police Station and sent to the Xuanhua Detention Centre two days later, where they were held for one month.

On November 13th, 2000, officer Xu and others from the Qiaodong Police Department and from the Gongye Street Police Station sent Miao Chuanzeng and four other Dafa practitioners to the Kaiping Forced Labour Camp in Tangshan City. The next day, authorities from the Kaiping Forced Labour Camp traded 27 practitioners including Miao Chuanzeng to the Gaoyang Forced Labour Camp in Baoding City at a price of 800 yuan per person. Miao Chuanzeng was savagely tortured at the labour camp.

In 2002, Miao Chuanzeng was severely injured during work at the camp and lost the ability to function at work. He was released from the labour camp on February 24th. After he returned home, personnel from the Gongye Street Police Department and the Administrative Office constantly harassed him at home and coerced him to renounce his belief. He was compelled to leave home to escape further persecution.

On June 8th, 2003, Miao Chuanzeng went to Hanqiao Street Construction Bank in Zhangjiakou City. Right after he entered the bank, about six officers from the Gongye Street Police Station, including Wang Jian and Da Qu, pinned him to the ground and kicked and beat him. They subsequently took him to the police station. Liu Lijun, deputy head of the Qiaodong Police Department, personally talked with Miao Chuanzeng. He ordered him to spy on other Falun Gong practitioners and promised him large monetary rewards in return. He also promised to invest in Miao Chuanzeng's plan to open a restaurant if he agreed to work for the police.

The police invited him out to dinner three times and gave him 1,200 yuan. They told Miao Chuanzeng to go to a custody centre and pretend to go on a hunger strike to gain the trust of other practitioners, to obtain information about other practitioners and about sites producing leaflets exposing the persecution so the police could destroy the sites and arrest the practitioners. Miao Chuanzeng said he had lost contact with other practitioners. The police gave him leaflets exposing the persecution and ordered him to deliver them to other practitioners to gain their trust. Miao Chuanzeng refused to cooperate with them and didn't provide the police with any information. Liu Lijun then pursued him and tried to persecute him, and Mr. Miao was once again forced to go into exile.

Practitioner Zhang Yonghui Tortured at Labour Camp for Three Years

Practitioner Zhang Yonghui went to Beijing numerous times to appeal for justice for Dafa and to appeal for Dafa. Yan Zhiyou, head of the Qiaodong Police Department, Ma Fuwei, deputy head and Sun Xiaoping, head of the Gongye Street Police Station detained her and sent her to the Kaiping Forced Labour Camp in Tangshan City. They later transferred her to the Gaoyang Forced Labour Camp in Baoding City, where she was tortured for three years.

On November 27th, 1999, Zhang Yonghui, her brother and some other practitioners appealed for Dafa in Tiananmen Square and the police arrested them. They were taken to the Tiananmen Police Department, where they were tortured with "carrying a sword in the back"2. Later they were transferred to the Zhangjiakou City Liaison Office in Beijing. The police took 500 yuan from Zhang Yonghui's brother. The next day, Zhang Baoxiang and Cheng Heli, a police officer, handcuffed Zhang Yonghui's brother and took him to the 5.1 Road Administration Office. They released him after Wang Shutian, the former secretary of the 5.1 Road Administrative Office, Chang Xiaoqing, the deputy secretary and head Zhang Baoxiang extorted 600 yuan from her. Officers from Gongye Street Police Station took Zhang Yonghui to the Shisanli Custody Centre. In mid December 1999, Zhang Yonghui was released after officers from the same police station extorted money from her again.

In mid February 2000, officers from the Gongye Street Police Station once again arrested Zhang Yonghui. Sun Xiaoping, head of the police station, detained her at the Xuanhua Detention Centre. Because she refused to memorise detention centre regulations, Sun, deputy head of the detention centre, savagely beat her and handcuffed and shackled her. Zhang Yonghui held a hunger strike and was released after 30 days.

Members of the Gongye Street Administrative Office and the Gongye Street Police Station constantly monitored and harassed her at home and arrested her numerous times. On July 30, 2000, Zhang Yonghui again went to Beijing to validate Dafa, and Yan Zhiyou, head of the Qiaodong Police Department in Zhangjiakou City, deputy head Ma Fuwei, Sun Xiaoping, head of the Gongye Street Police Station and others sent her to the Kaiping Forced Labour Camp, where she was subjected to long-term physical torture and mental torment, including brainwashing. She was not released until she renounced Dafa under coercion.

II. Persecution of Dafa Practitioners by Personnel from the Nanzhan Police Department and from the Nanzhan Administration Office

Practitioner Ms. Chen Aihong Arrested Numerous Times and Twice Sent to a Labour Camp. On March 9th, 2000 Zhang Yu, the former head of the Nanzhan Police Department in the Qiaodong District, Zhangjiakou City sent police officers to bring back Ms. Chen Aihong, who went to Beijing to appeal for Dafa and was arrested by Beijing police. She was directly sent to Shisanli Detention Centre and held for 15 days. On April 25th, Chen Aihong was sent to the Nanzhan Police Department. Although she was extremely weak, Zhang Yu, head of the police department, and Wang Yun, secretary of the Nanzhan Administration Office, along with head Li Tongyu made an extortion demand of 2,300 yuan from her family. They threatened to continue detaining her if they did not receive this money.

In late November 2000, Zhang Yu, head of the police department, and officer Lu Hongbo, (current deputy head of police department), arrested Chen Aihong from her workplace and took her to the Nanzhan Administrative Office. They coerced her to write a guarantee statement renouncing Dafa. They struck her face and forced her to remove her coat and sweater. Then they forced her to stand in the yard clad only in a shirt and pants until midnight. She was subjected to brainwashing the next day.

On the afternoon of April 24th, 2001, Wang Yun phoned Chen Aihong's place of employment. Less than five minutes later the police surrounded her work place, blocked the front and back entrances, and prevented people from coming or going. Liu Hongbo led four officers from the Gongye Street Police Station, barged inside and arrested Chen Aihong. They sent her directly to the Shisanli Detention Centre and held her there for 15 days.

In early June 2001, He Yuhui, political head from the Nanzhan Police Department, as well as Liu Hongbo and the Party secretary broke into Chen Aihong's home and tried to arrest her. Chen Aihong firmly refused to cooperate with them. Liu Hongbo ordered other officers to carry practitioner Chen Aihong into the police car and they sent her directly to the Shisanli Detention Centre, where she was held for 15 days. Liu Hongbo ransacked Chen Aihong's home on his own. He took Dafa books, a phone book, haircutting tools and a set of keys. Liu Hongbo even asked Chen Aihong's neighbours to sign a document, but the neighbours refused.

On the tenth day of Chen Aihong's hunger strike, He Yuhui led about five police officers to carry her into a police car and drove her to the Railroad Hospital. He Yuhui and five police officers pinned her in a bed. One person held her head down and four officers held her arms and legs. A nurse inserted a plastic tube into her nose with brutal force, making the practitioner feel nauseous and she almost suffocated. They tortured her until she almost died, and then they released her.

Zhang Yu and other police officers arrested Falun Dafa practitioner Chen Aihong prior to January 1st, 2002 and took her to the police department. Chen Aihong clarified the truth about the persecution to them. Zhang Yu refused to listen and shocked her mouth, face, neck, hands and feet with an electric baton. He also hit Chen Aihong's face, which did great harm to Chen Aihong's body and psyche. Two days later they transferred Chen Aihong to the Nanzhan Administration Office. Party secretary Wang Yun and deputy head Li Tongyu continued to persecute her. They didn't give her food, and forbade her to sleep. They sent people to monitor her around the clock and again sent her to a custody centre.

Chen Aihong held another hunger strike to protest the persecution. Zhang Yu, political head He Yuhui and others sent her to Railroad Hospital again to force-feed her. The kind-hearted doctor firmly opposed force-feeding. He told these officials that force-feeding could kill Chen Aihong. They discontinued the force-feeding and returned her to the police department, and coerced her to write a guarantee statement. They detained her for two days and again sent her to the custody centre. Three days later she was released because she was at the brink of death.

In November 2002, Zhang Yu and other police officers again arrested Ms. Chen while she worked at the Qingyuanlou Restaurant. They put her in a police car and took her to the police department, where they coerced her to renounce Dafa and write a guarantee statement. They verbally abused and insulted Chen Aihong and another woman practitioner and slapped the practitioners' faces. On that evening in late winter, Zhang Yu forced the practitioners to take off their coats and jumpers and stand outside with only a shirt and trousers on. Zhang Yu said, "If you were men, I would have you wear only a sweatshirt."

Chen Aihong was compelled to stay away from home after her release to avoid further persecution. During this time police officers Zhang Yu, Wang Yun and Li Tongyu from the Administration Office looked everywhere for her. They hired a person to capture her, and threatened this individual that if they did not arrest Chen Aihong within three months they would fire this person. The police waited outside Chen Aihong's home and constantly threatened and intimidated her parents, who were in their late 70s. They interrogated her parents about her whereabouts. Her father passed away due to tremendous pressure and persecution, and her mother lives in anguish.

On October 8th, 2002, as Zhang Yu tells it, Liu Hongbo secretly followed Chen Aihong's husband on his way to take clothes to Chen Aihong at her temporary residence. Later that same day he arrested Chen Aihong and her husband. He ransacked her residence and took all of their Dafa books, audio tapes and videotapes. Falun Dafa practitioner Chen Aihong and her husband were held at the Nanzhan Police Department for four days. Then Chen Aihong was sent to the Gaoyang Forced Labour Camp to be held for two years. Zhang Yu accused Chen Aihong's husband of being an "accomplice" and sentenced him to two years of forced labour. His employer bailed him out and he was released after paying an extortion of 10,000 yuan.

From then on the persecutors often asserted pressure on Chen Aihong's husband's place of employment and pressured his superiors to fire him. During the Two Party Meetings in 2005, personnel from the police department and the Administration Office constantly harassed her family with numerous phone calls. They sent people to Chen Aihong's husband's work place and pressured his superiors to curtail his normal work routine. They caused Chen Aihong's family tremendous anguish.

On February 23rd, 2005, Chen Aihong was reported while telling the facts of Falun Dafa to people on a bus. Persons from the Emergency Response team and officers from the Nanzhan Police Department arrested her and took her to the Shisanli Detention Centre. They ransacked her home. Chen Aihong held a hunger strike to protest the persecution. Then the perpetrators sent her to the Gaoyang Forced Labour Camp where she is currently held, despite her weak condition.

Note

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

2. Carrying a sword in the back - The practitioner's hands are tied behind his back with one hand over the shoulder and the other hand against the lower back. The police then apply a great deal of force to pull the two hands toward one another and handcuff both hands together


Chinese version available at http://minghui.ca/mh/articles/2005/11/19/114843.html


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