Brief Descriptions of the Persecution Experienced by Practitioners at Xiangtan University in Hunan Province

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Mr. Hu Yongfeng, 69 years old, was a retired Xiangtan University employee. In 1996 he started to practise Falun Dafa. In June 2000, he went to Beijing to legally appeal. He was charged with "disturbing the social order" and was detained in Jintangwan Detention Centre for 15 days. After he came back, agents from the university 610 Office1 put him under house arrest and forced him to attend several brainwashing "transformation2" sessions held at the university. Around December 26th, 2000, agents from the university security office intercepted Mr. Hu on the road for no reason. He was arrested and sent to Changsha Xinkaipu Forced Labour Camp for one year. They stopped giving him his retirement pension. In 2002, after he came back from the forced labour camp, personnel from the university 610 Office continuously harassed Mr. and Mrs. Hu.

Late in November 2004, Mr. Hu visited his daughter's family in Changsha. After being there less than half a month, 610 Office personnel harassed him with phone calls every day. There were several calls each day, which made the whole family unable to have any peace. The couple had to return home from Changsha on December 13th, 2004, to ask the 610 Office why they were harassing them in Changsha. Two days later at noon, Mr. Hu died suddenly. The injustice to him and his family was never redressed.

Mr. Zhou Chuanhui, 64 years old, is a retired professor. He obtained Dafa in 1996. He was arrested and imprisoned in the detention centre and jailed twice. His home was ransacked three times, he had 10,000 yuan3 confiscated from him, and his salary was suspended for at least 10 months.

Mr. Tang Zhaomei, 69 years old, is a retired professor. He obtained Dafa in1998. In June 2000, he went to Beijing to appeal and was subsequently imprisoned in the detention centre for one month. In September 2001, agents from the university security office and the political security section of the municipal public security office wanted to "render meritorious service, get a promotion and win a reward," so they arranged for a spy to take some leaflets exposing the persecution to his home on September 14th at 9:00 a.m. Fifteen minutes later, the police broke down the door, confiscated his family's belongings, and imprisoned him in Sanjiaoping Jail for one month under the pretext that he was in possession of forbidden material.

Ms. Zhang Lihua, 64 years old, is a retired teacher. She went to Beijing to appeal in June 2000. She was arrested and detained for 15 days. In February 2001, she was detained in Xiangtan County Qilipu.

Ms. Xing Jingying, 65 years old, is a retired teacher. In June 2000, she went to Beijing to appeal. She was arrested and detained for 15 days. In 2001, she was forced to write a guarantee statement to renounce Falun Dafa and fainted from the pressure. That Chinese New Year, she was imprisoned in the detention centre for more than a month.

Mr. Du Zefu, 66 years old, is retired. In June 2000, he went to Beijing to appeal. He was arrested and detained for 15 days. In January 2001, he was imprisoned in the detention centre for one month.

Ms. Liu Xiantao, 50 years old, is a staff member in the Department of Law. In January 2001, she was imprisoned in the detention centre for one month.

Ms. Qin Sanfeng, 63 years old, is a retired teacher. She learned Dafa in March 1999. In January 2001, Ms. Qin was sentenced to a forced labour camp for one-and-a-half years. Because she did not pass a physical examination, she was sent to the detention centre, where she was imprisoned for four months. When she returned to the university in April 2001, she only got 200 yuan for living expenses.

Ms. Deng Manrong is a retired teacher's family member. In June 2000, she went to Beijing to appeal. She was arrested and detained for 15 days. In 2001, she was forced to write a guarantee statement. If she did not write one, she would not be allowed to go home for the New Year celebration.

Ms. Li Xia graduated from Xiangtan University. She went to the university to visit her classmates. In 2000, the university found truth clarification leaflets on campus and suspected Ms. Li Xia. Qi Hanqiu from the Xiangtan University security office made a special trip to Shanghai to arrest Ms. Li. She was sent to Baimalong Forced Labour Camp for one year.

Note

1. "The 610 office" is an agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong, with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems.

2. "Reform or Transform" Implementation of brainwashing and torture in order to force a practitioner to renounce Falun Gong. (Variations: "reform", "transform", "reformed", "reforming", "transformed", "transforming", and "transformation")

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


Chinese version available at http://www.minghui.org/mh/articles/2006/11/15/142498.html

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