The Persecution of Falun Gong Practitioners in Weiyuan County, Sichuan Province

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Falun Dafa was brought to Weiyuan County, Sichuan Province in 1994. Ever since, those who practised or were positive towards Falun Gong experienced many miracles. A grandmother from Gaoshi Township was blind for many years and medical treatment was ineffective. However, after practising Falun Gong for only one month, she regained her eyesight. Quite a number of elderly people who depended on medicine at all times began to enjoy good health after they began to practise Falun Gong. One elderly lady from Jiepai Township chanted "Falun Dafa is Good" frequently and her eye disease was cured. A former thief from Yan Ling Township turned honest and opened a respectable business. The examples are too numerous to mention. Countless people benefited from practising this precious high-level cultivation system.

When the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began to suppress Falun Gong, many practitioners from Weiyuan County went to Tiananmen Square to speak out for justice. They spoke of their personal experiences to show that Falun Dafa is good. Several practitioners walked from Sichuan Province in Southwest China to Beijing, a distance of thousands of kilometres and wore out several pairs of shoes.

The CCP uses all dishonourable methods from ancient to modern times, from China and foreign countries, to persecute and butcher the Chinese people. The Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party 1 clearly describes the CCP's anti-human, anti-nature, anti-heaven character.

A. The CCP Has Committed Countless Crimes And Owes Mountains of Blood Debts

When the CCP began to persecute Falun Gong, Weiyuan County immediately took up the CCP's cause. Those people who spared no effort in suppressing Falun Gong received 30 thousand yuan2 in "reward" money from CCP Security Chief Luo Gan. From the day Falun Gong was banned, certain evildoers arrested more than 200 practitioners. More than a dozen practitioners were given long sentences and more than 30 practitioners were taken to forced labour camps. There were a number of practitioners who died as a result of inhuman torture. As of this date, at least five practitioners are verified tortured to death. Their names are, Tang Jianping, Zhang Chongming, Lin Deming, Li Xinze and Li Hui. Additionally, many practitioners' families have been destroyed during the persecution.

Please find below selected cases of crimes committed against practitioners in Weiyuan County. We hope that this article will be used in lawsuits against the perpetrators as soon as possible. We hope to bring the murderers to justice.

1. Practitioner Ms. Li Hui Killed by Police and Her Body Cremated to Destroy the Evidence

Ms. Li Hui, 42 years old, was from Yangliu, Longhui Township, Weiyuan County, Neijiang City, Sichuan Province. She was arrested in May 2005 at the Chengdu Railway Station after she was found carrying a Falun Dafa book and other Falun Dafa materials. Police brought her back to Longhui Township Police Sub-station the same day. She suffered cruel torture.

The policemen from the Gaoshi Township Police Sub-station also raided and ransacked Ms. Li Hui's parents' home. Ms. Li's father was arrested and taken to the Longhui Township Police Sub-station in Weiyuan County where he learned from conversations with the policemen that his daughter had died as a result of inhuman torture.

Police from the Longhui Township murdered Ms. Li Hui on May 5th, and two policemen, disguised as civilians, transported Ms. Li Hui's body in a truck to Huangshanqiao Road, about ten kilometres from her father's (Mr. Li Yingmao) home. They chose a ditch, overgrown with weeds, where water had leaked from an iron pipe, and dumped the body. The policemen pushed Ms. Li's head into the ditch and pulled her dress up from the back to cover her head. They left her in a position to simulate a drowning.

The policemen then informed the crematorium to pick up Ms. Li's body and had some photographs taken. As no family member was aware of Ms. Li's death, police ordered the mortician to perform an autopsy. The mortician was ordered to give false information saying that Ms. Li drowned.

On May 8th, three days after Ms. Li Hui's death, police from the Gaoshi Township Police Sub-station notified Ms. Li's family about the death and asked them to come to the crematorium. Policeman Liu Renpin from the police substation asked Ms. Li's father to identify her from a photo. Mr. Li Yingmao identified his daughter. A medical expert said, "Your daughter was not murdered but died accidentally. We did an autopsy and did not find anything suspicious. Maybe there were some problems in her head, so we need to open her head to examine it." Ms. Li Hui's father said, "Why did you cut open my daughter's abdomen without informing us. There is no need to autopsy her head, as she is already dead." Ms. Li Hui's family did not allow Ms. Li's body to be damaged any further. The police extorted from Ms. Li's family 1,730 "yuan" for the autopsy and cremation before they allowed them to take her ashes.

2. The Deputy Head of the Gaoshi Township and the Head of the Sub-station Slander and Torture Practitioners

The Deputy Head of Gaoshi Township Miu Yongli beat practitioner Zhang Congming with a leather belt. He, Yang Xuecheng and Miu Yongli ordered that teachers Lin Chunquan and Song Tiangui's salaries be reduced to 120 yuan a month. These 610 Office3 officials fabricated stories to slander Falun Gong and its founder Mr. Li Hongzhi.

After the fabricated "Tiananmen Square Self Immolation4" incident, Miu Yongli and the head of the Gaoshi Township, Li Gang, lured Tang Yichun from the No. 8 Group in Hefeng Village, Gaoshi Township, by promising 200 yuan and reimbursement of medical expenses, to frame Falun Gong. They took her to a place called Zhimapu, located on the highway linking Gaoshi and Weiyuan Counties, some 400 metres from her house. They told her to dance for joy and shout, "I became insane as a result of practising Falun Gong." At the time Tang Yichun had been insane for 25 years. This act was videotaped and broadcast by the Weiyuan County TV Station. The repeated broadcast created a very bad impression and poisoned the minds of 700,000 people in the neighbouring counties and cities, including Neijiang, Zigong, Leshan, Ziyang and Chengdu. They wanted to incite hatred against Falun Dafa and its founder Mr. Li Hongzhi.

Tang Yichun received 200 yuan, but pickpockets at the Gaoshi Township market stole it. Later on, Tang Yichun went to see Miu Yongli and Li Gang for the reimbursement of medical expenses, but they tried to put her off. When the murder of practitioner Mr. Zhang Congming was made public, the evildoers became very much afraid. Miu Yongli transferred to Xiangyi Township and Li Gang to Longhui Township in attempts to escape punishment for their crimes against Falun Dafa.

Li Gang, the head of Gaoshi Township, was responsible for Mr. Zhang Congming's death. Li Gang and Liu Renpin arrested several practitioners. Practitioner Song Tiangui, an outstanding teacher, was taken to a forced labour camp. Li Gang and police from Weiyuan County confiscated 5,000 yuan bank savings, belonging to Song Tiangui. They did not return the money. Li Gang took practitioner Mr. Zhou Ziyu to the Neijiang Brainwashing Centre, where he was cruelly beaten. Li Gang detained the widow Ms. Gou Yuqin many times and forced her teenage daughter to work as a labourer in another area. Therefore, Ms. Gou Yuqin's 80 year-old mother was left alone. The old lady went to Gaoshi Police Substation many times requesting the release of her daughter. Li Gang, Liu Renpin and Yu Chi not only refused to release her daughter, but also threatened and verbally abused her. They said to her, "Your daughter is in the water dungeon. We will drag her out and shoot her. Your daughter will not be released." Ms. Gou Yuqin's mother passed away because of the threats and worries.

3. Practitioner Mr. Tang Jianping Died as a Result of Torture

Mr. Tang Jianping, 29 years old, was a practitioner from Weiyuan County, Neijiang City, Sichuan Province. He was detained in the Weiyuan Detention Centre several times for not renouncing Falun Gong. The police tortured him cruelly and he became comatose from the beating and torture. They deprived him of sleep for ten days and nights. Later, Tang Jianping was transferred to a labour camp. During that time, his internal injuries worsened. He experienced swelling of the chest and abdomen, difficulty in eating food and drinking water, vomiting of blood, and blood in his urine. He was released in early 2002, and his health worsened. He died after vomiting a large amount of blood on August 28th, 2002. (An earlier report of his death can be found at: http://www.clearharmony.net/articles/200403/18401.html)

Tang Jianpiing suffered brutal torture, as follows:

1. Beaten into unconsciousness. A dozen prisoners beat him unconscious and then revived him with cold water.
2. Using a stiff brush on his anus until it bled.
3. Ripping off his pubic hair with force by pushing him down.
4. Poking the sensitive point between the eyebrows with the middle finger until it became swollen and bloody.
5. Forcing him to eat cigarette butts lying on the ground.
6. Using him as a punching bag. One prisoner punched him on one side and another prisoner another side, until he became unconscious;
7. The criminals hit his ankles with the soles of shoes until it was swollen and he could no longer walk;
8. Depriving him of sleep for ten days and nights. He was tortured in the day and not allowed to sleep at night. This torture was even worse than death;
9. Stripping off all his clothes. The prisoners rode on his back and lower back, treating him like an animal and forcing him to crawl on the ground by pulling his ears;
10. Each prisoner slapped his face 6 times, so his cheeks became very swollen;
11. Each prisoner punched his chest three times until he fainted, and then revived him with cold water.

In 2001, the family had no income and couldn't sustain itself due to Tang Jianping's long-term detention. Tang's wife could not bear the pressure and divorced him, leaving a less than three year-old boy and an elderly grandparent to fend for themselves. A once happy family was broken up because of the persecution ordered by Jiang Zemin (former leader of China, but currently directing the persecution behind the scenes).

At that time, Tang Jianping's health had deteriorated. The police did not release him, but took him to the Xinhua Labour Camp in Mianyang City where he was held for one year and six months. He was tortured at the camp in an effort to make him renounce his belief in Falun Gong. His internal injuries worsened. He experienced swelling of the chest and abdomen, had difficulty ingesting food and water, vomited blood, and had blood in his urine. Only then did staff at the labour camp allow the Weiyuan Public Security bureau to notify Tang's mother. His mother took him home on January 8th, 2002. His parents borrowed money in hopes of saving his life. Tang Jainping bled to death on August 28th, 2002, when he was alone at home. The false charges against him were never cleared.

In 2003, a practitioner persisted in practising the exercises at the Weiyuan Detention Centre. At the time, Zhang Bing was the head of the detention centre. He ordered a rapist to beat the practitioner. However, the criminal knew that the practitioners had not had anything to eat for several days so he did not have the heart to do so. Zhang Ping yelled and demanded that he beat the practitioner cruelly. Zhang Bing is one of the murderers of practitioners.

4. Despite Nine Broken Ribs, Ms. Chen Was Still Dragged to a Forced Labour Camp

Practitioner Ms. Chen Yuqing, 52 years old, was from Hedong Street, Yanling Township, Sichuan Province. She was a staff member at the Weiyuan Self-employed Workers Association. She was arrested on November 6th, 2003 for refusing to give up her belief in Falun Dafa and sentenced to one year and nine months of forced labour. Shortly before this she had an accident at work. She broke nine ribs and fractured her cervical vertebra. While she was still recovering from injuries, police from the Weiyuan County Police Station arrested her and dragged her brutally to a labour camp

Ms. Chen Yuqing used to suffer from all types of illnesses and was miserable. After practising Falun Dafa, all her illnesses and pains miraculously disappeared. She not only regained her health, but also learned the truth about life. Over the past few years, she explained the facts about Falun Dafa with a compassionate heart to people who treated her unfairly, and who made her suffer mentally and physically, especially to a few evil doers from the County Industrial and Commercial Bureau who had taken her to a mental hospital in 2000. While in the mental hospital she was force fed and given injections of unknown drugs that damaged the central nervous system. As a result, she had difficulty walking.

On January 13th, 2000, Ms. Chen Yuqing went to the Appeals Office in Beijing to appeal for Falun Dafa and was detained for 14 days after returning home. At the time her work place only paid her 200 yuan living expenses a month. In the middle of February, Chengdong Police Substation in Weiyuan County organised a two month brainwashing class just for her. One month into the brainwashing class, the leaders of her work place, the Weiyuan Industrial and Commercial Bureau, realised that she could not be brainwashed, so they took her to Zigong Mental Hospital, which refused to take her in. Ms. Chen's family and her husband's family had no history of mental illness. Naturally, she had no history of mental illness either.

On April 10th, 2000, Ms. Chen's family repeatedly explained to the management of her work place that she had no mental problems. They deceived her into going with them to Ziyang Mental Hospital in Sichuan Province. They claimed that they were taking her for a health check up. But, instead they took her to the mental hospital, where she was locked up. The nurse checked her temperature and pulse and found nothing wrong with her. In the afternoon that same day, several thugs grabbed her hands, pushed her and then pulled her by her hair on to one of the beds when no doctors were around. They tied her up and proceeded to give her an infusion, and kept her tied up. She was tied up for about 16 hours and had to relieve herself on the bed. Every day she was given drugs that damaged her central nervous system. Ms. Chen had very strong reactions after an infusion or taking drugs. She felt sick, vomited, was dizzy, weak and unable to walk. Her memory was deteriorating.

Ms. Chen felt dizzy when going to the toilet. As a result, she lost two teeth and her lips were cut. Her body was swollen and she had a rash over all of her body. Her eyes were so swollen that she could barely see.

Her work place refused to have her released until May 11 (after one month), and only because her family had been very insistent. She could not sleep for an entire week. She suffered constipation, could barely use her hand and walking became difficult. It took more than six months before she had full use of her hand and legs again.

On January 19th, 2001, her work place and policemen from the Chengdong Police Substation continued to persecute her. After failing to find Falun Dafa materials at her home or work place, the evil-doers put truth-clarification materials into her office file cabinet to frame her. They used this as an excuse to sentence Ms. Chen Yuqing to one and a half years forced labour and discharge her from public employment.

Guo Shunwen is behind the aforementioned persecution of Ms. Chen.

5. Falun Dafa Practitioner Mr. Li Xinze Died from Being Tortured by Prison Guards

Mr. Li Xinze, 51, was a practitioner from Weiyuan County, Neijiang City. He and fellow practitioners were brutally tortured at the Xinhua Forced Labour Camp. They were only allowed to sleep between 3 to 4 hours daily, sometimes even less. The guards forced practitioners to march under the scorching sun after 2 o'clock in the afternoon and do 100 sit-ups. Two guards and inmates pulled practitioners who could no longer run until they collapsed. Some guards took practitioners to hidden areas where they punched and kicked them, and pinched the nerves of their thighs and nipples. They also forced practitioners into brick-kilns when the temperature was still very high. One day a young personal cangue (a non practitioner) who was pushed into the brick-kiln with the practitioners lost consciousness within a few minutes. Mr. Li had changed from a healthy individual to one with mental and health problems within a little over a month. He wrote, against his own will, the so-called guarantee statement5 and "transformation statement." More than twenty days later, when Mr. Li became sober-minded again, he renounced this statement and expressed his determination to cultivate Falun Dafa. That evening, policeman Yang Xiaolong tortured Mr. Li Xinze until 2 a.m.

After Mr. Li Xinze was tortured to death, the authorities fabricated stories and showed a large amount of fake evidence. They asked the mental hospital to fabricate fake analytical reports in order to hide the truth of Mr. Li's death. They lied to Mr. Li's family and framed Falun Dafa. The Youxian District procuratorate report participated in the cover up. They wanted to evade responsibility and confuse right from wrong.

Individuals directly responsible for Mr. Li Xinze's murder include Zhao Zeyong, Yu Xincai, Division Head Zhu, Deng Gang, He Xueling, Qing Guoquan, Ren Qing Daji, Yang Xiaolong and the Youshan district prosecutor in Xinhua.

Others who also took part in the crimes include Deng Haibo, Fu Weidong, Zhao Yu, Li Changgeng, Huang Xu, Zhang Zhongwei, Zhang Xiaognag, Division Head Liu, Division Head Huang and Division Security Guard Tang.

B. Please Help Falun Dafa Practitioners Who Are Still Held in Prisons

1. Police from the Weiyuan City Police Station arrested practitioner Mr. Wei Wei from Longkou City, Shandong Province in December 2003 for handing out Falun Gong leaflets exposing the persecution. In May 2005, Mr. Wei was given a 9-year sentence by the Weiyuan City People's Court in Sichuan Province and was taken to Deyang Prison, Sichuan Province.

On his arrival at the prison, the guards asked him if he was guilty. Mr. Wei Wei responded, "I am not guilty!" Therefore, the guard called in more than a dozen criminals. They dragged Mr. Wei Wei out of the room and beat him up cruelly. Then they forced him to stand for a long time beginning that night. He stood there until early the next morning. The next day, guards ordered two criminals to force him to renounce Falun Dafa.

One evening in October 2005, Mr. Wei Wei woke up because of noise in the corridor. He wanted to go and have a look, but was stopped by prison guards. He learned later that the prison guards were beating up a practitioner. On the following day the prison guards told Mr. Wei Wei that he would be punished by "loneliness," forbidding him to talk to anyone. If he talked to any one he would be taken to the "strict control group." Criminals beat Mr. Wei Wei daily. Telephone number of the prison where Mr. Wei Wei is held: 86-838-3820024

2. Practitioner Mr. Liu Wangquan was sentenced to a 7-year prison term.

3. Practitioner Ms. Luo Jianxin was sentenced to an 8-year prison term. Note:

It is said that policeman Wang Dongliang from Xindian was responsible for the persecution of Ms. Luo and her daughter. Wang Dongjiang has boasted to a practitioner about his role in the persecution.

4. Practitioner Mr. Yang Huoming has been sentenced to 4 years in prison.

5. Practitioner Yao Liangjing has been sentenced to 4 years in prison.

6. Practitioner Ms. Mo Xiaoying is still held in the Weiyuan Detention Centre.

7. Practitioner Mr. Lin Chunquan was a teacher from the Agricultural Construction High School. The Principle of the School and the Chief of the Teaching Section Yang Guobin did not allow Mr. Lin to teach. Mr. Lin was forced to become homeless to avoid being arrested and persecuted. The school withheld his salary of more than 1,000 yuan. Not long ago the school discharged Mr. Lin from public employment.

Note

1. Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party: Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party is a series of essays published in late 2004 that reveal the true nature of the Communist Party. The Nine Commentaries have led millions of people to renounce their membership in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). "A book that has shocked all Chinese around the world. A book that is disintegrating the Communist Party." http://ninecommentaries.com

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

3. "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.

4. The "Tiananmen Self-Immolation" [an incident on Tiananmen Square in January 2001 whereby four people set themselves alight and the Chinese Communist claimed they were Falun Gong practitioners, yet there was video evidence to strongly disprove this claim]

5. "Guarantee Statement": A statement to declare that one is remorseful for practising Falun Gong and guarantees not to practise Falun Gong again, not to go to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong, and never again associate with any Falun Dafa practitioners.

Chinese version available at http://minghui.org/mh/articles/2007/2/22/149470.html

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