Note: The following is a shortened version of a longer and more detailed article that appeared on the Minghui.org website (Chinese version of Clearwisdom.net).
Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Hu Jiyu is in his 40's. He is a villager in Dazha Village, Taoxu Town, Mengyin County, Shandong Province. In April 2001, police extorted 1,800 yuan1 from Mr. Hu. On September 9th, 2001, his TV, two silver rings, and 200 yuan in cash were confiscated. The policemen failed to catch him, so they arrested his wife as a substitute and extorted 3,000 yuan from his family.
At the beginning of December 2002, Mr. Hu was arrested by the 610 Office2 for saying "Falun Dafa is Great." He was subjected to various tortures and had 2,000 yuan extorted from him.
On February 28th, 2004, Mr. Hu was arrested and taken to the 610 Office. Because he did not accept "transformation3," he was forced to stand nonstop for 12 hours. He was then forced to lie face-down on the concrete floor when the temperature was below 10o F. The policemen put a metal barrel over his head and beat on the barrel to make loud noises. Mr. Hu Jiyu fainted many times. He was fined 700 yuan.
On February 14th, 2006, Mr. Hu was arrested and taken to a courtyard in the town. He was savagely beaten by four or five people for signing his name on a letter to expose the truth about the persecution of Falun Dafa to the international community. He was beaten so badly that he passed out at the scene. After the torture, 4,000 yuan was extorted from him. The police station fined him 220 yuan as well. In the last several years, Mr. Hu Jiyu's house has been ransacked many times. He was threatened and had a total of 13,000 yuan extorted from him.
1. "Yuan" is the Chinese currency; 500 yuan is equal to the average monthly income of an urban worker in China.
2. "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.
3. "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")
Chinese version available at http://minghui.org/mh/articles/2007/2/11/148688.html
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