Mr. Kang Hong Is Sentenced to Forced Labour Again After Having Served Seven Years of Forced Labour

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Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Kang Hong is a resident of Dongliang District of Chongqing City. He has been sentenced to forced labour three times. He has served two two-year terms and one three-year term. On August 23rd, 2008, he was arrested again, and was later sentenced to forced labour once again. He was locked up at Xishanping Forced Labour Camp in Chongqing City. At present, both of his legs are in casts and he is unable to walk.

Kang Hong is 49 years old. He graduated from the Medical School of Chongqing City in the 90's and upon graduation he worked at the Health and Wellness Clinic of Chongqing City. He worked diligently and was highly regarded and praised by his managers and colleagues. Nearly every year, he was awarded the Model Worker Award. In 1993, he obtained Falun Gong and had benefited from it both physically and mentally. Kang Hong's father was the retired director of the Tongliang County Agriculture Machinery Bureau. He suffered from all kinds of diseases, hence in 1997, he went to Chongqing for medical treatment. At that time, he could hardly walk. Upon arriving at Kang Hong's residence, he saw a Falun Gong book, Zhuan Falun, so he picked it up. After reading it, he felt better and he could even climb the stairs. He then learned the Falun Gong exercises. Eventually, all of his father's diseases were healed. Because he no longer needed medical treatment, he saved the Agriculture Machinery Bureau thousands of yuan in medical expenses every year. Impressed by his amazing recovery, the authorities at the Tongliang Sports Bureau appointed him to be the volunteer supervisor to go to different places to spread Falun Gong and teach people the exercises.

When the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began to persecute Falun Gong on July 22nd, 1999, Kang Hong was arrested at work and was sentenced to two years of forced labour. He was locked up at Xishanping Labour Camp in Chongqing City. In the meantime, his father was frequently harassed, threatened and had money extorted from him by the policemen from Tongliang County Police Department. Under this huge pressure, Mr. Kang's father suffered a relapse of all the diseases that he had before practising, and he passed away in 2000.

In November 2001, Kang Hong was released. However, in less than a month, he was once again arrested and sentenced to three years of forced labour, this time to Yongchuan Prison in Chongqing. After his arrest, his workplace fired him. Three years later, neither his home town (his birth place), nor his former workplace allowed him to keep his personal record. Without having a personal record, he was unable to find any work, and he thus suffered severely.

In 2005, Kang Hong was arrested for the third time and was sentenced again to forced labour. He was imprisoned at the Xishanping Labour Camp. When the police arrested him, they also stole 1600 yuan1 from him. Later, when he asked the police to return his money, they only gave him 1000 Yuan back. In December 2007, when Kang Hong was released, as a result of the abuse he suffered in the labour camp, his mind had become slow, and he could not speak clearly.

On August 23rd, 2008, he was arrested by the police from Niujiaotuo Police Station. He was brutally beaten when the police arrested him. On September 12th, he was escorted to Xishanping Labour Camp. On the way there, Kang Hong jumped out of the car in order to resist being further persecuted. However, both his feet were broken, and so he was kept at the labour camp's hospital.

When his family members went to see him, Kang Hong had to be carried out of his cell. He had received no medical treatment for his broken feet, and they were very swollen, and bluish purple in colour. His family members strongly protested this lack of medical treatment. Finally, at the end of September, Kang Hong was taken to Beipei No. 9 Hospital for surgery. While being hospitalized, Kang's one arm was IV'ed, while the other arm was handcuffed to the bed and fastened down with two locks. His hand was handcuffed so tightly that his hand turned black. Despite being unable to walk on his two broken feet, and being thus bound to the bed, the thugs still had people monitor Kang Hong 24 hours a day.

The policemen who arrested Kang Hong also stole his ID card, computer and bank savings account book with more than 2000 yuan in it. When his family members went to the labour camp to ask for the return of the money, those thugs only admitted to taking Mr. Kang's ID card, but nothing else.

Currently both of Kang's feet are in casts, and he cannot take care of himself. We are asking all kind-hearted people in the world to offer help in rescuing Mr. Kang. We would also like to sternly warn the staff at the Xishanping Labour Camp to treat Falun Gong practitioners kindly.

Departments and officers involved in persecuting Kang Hong:

Niujiaotuo Police Station: 86-23-63861749, 86-23-63756121
Xishanping Labor Camp switchboard: 86-23-68272131, 86-23-68271290
Tongliang County Police Department: 86-23-45695410
Yongchuan Prison
Luo Changming, Prison Head, 86-23-49890566
Hu Maping, Political Head, 86-23-49890500
Yang Liming, Deputy Head, 86-23-49890503
Wang xx, Deputy Head (in charge of persecuting of Falun Gong practitioners)
Liu Yi, Deputy Head
Li Huiming, Political Section Head, 86-23-49890529

Note

1. "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/2008/10/18/187978.html

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