Name: Tian Hongguang
Date of Most Recent Arrest: August 28th, 2009
Most recent place of detention: Gaoyang City Forced Labour Camp
City: Gaoyang City
Province: Hebei Province
Persecution Suffered: Home Ransacked, Detention, Beatings, Brainwashing, Extortion, Hung Up, Interrogation, Electric Shock, Sleep Deprivation, Solitary Confinement.
Key Persecutors: Ma Tiezhu, Cui Yuliang
On the morning of August 28th, 2009, security officer Chen Baocheng from Dongguan Division, led a dozen people from the Dingzhou City Police Department, the 610 Office1 and Beicheng District Police Station to break into and ransack Mr. Tian Hongguang's home. They took Mr. Tian's computer, printer, blank CDs and took Mr. Tian to a detention centre.
Mr. Tian was brutally beaten by a criminal facing the death penalty who stayed in same cell with Mr. Tian. The criminal kicked Mr. Tian hard in the head which caused Mr. Tian's head to swell, and bruised him around his eyes. Mr. Tian felt dizzy and nauseous. His pulse reached 130 and he was unable to eat. Each day he only drank a little liquid food to keep himself going. His family members went to the detention centre several times to visit him but they were refused by the guards. All that was known of Mr. Tian was that he had been sentenced to a year and six months of forced labour.
On September 14th, a phone call came from Guaoyang City Force Labour Camp in Heibei Province to Mr. Tian's family home. The family was informed that Mr. Tian wasn't talking or eating so family members should come to see him. His family members had just learned of his whereabouts. Mr. Tian is now unable to take care of himself and even needs someone to help him brush his teeth. His is in a life-threatening situation.
Mr. Tian's wife was sentenced to a ten-year prison term in 2002 because she refused to give up her practice of Falun Gong and is now in Hebei Province Women's Prison. Mr. Tian's daughter who is in middle school has been left in the care of his elderly parents and their living situation is very difficult.
From 1999 to 2000, Mr. Tian was taken to a brainwashing centre twice. In July 2000, he was detained more than a month and police from the Dingzhou City Police Department extorted 4,000 yuan2 from his family on the trumped up excuse of "security deposit."
In February 2002 , Mr. Tian was arrested by the police from Dingzhou City Police Department and later he was sentenced to three years of re-education through forced labour. He was imprisoned in the Baoding City Forced Labour Camp in Hebei Province. After being arrested in Dingzhou City, Mr. Tian had been interrogated through torture by police officers Bai Jianli, Lu Shujun and Ma Tiezhu. Ma Tiezhu handcuffed Mr. Tian's hands to a window frame and suspended him with only the tips of his toes touching the floor for approximately five hours. During Mr. Tian's imprisonment in the forced labour camp, because Mr. Tian he was tortured many times by the camp's personnel Li Dayong, Liu Qingyong, Wang Lei, Ru Jixiang, Song Yahe, Liu Yuesheng and others. The torture methods they used included beating, kicking, shocking with the electric-batons, sleep deprivation, locking in a solitary cell with windows and door sealed with newspapers. In the end, Mr. Tian was persecuted so badly that he was unable to eat and was very skinny--only then did forced labour camp officials release him to his family.
Mr. Tian Hongguang is 42 years old and used to be a clerk from Dingzhou City Developing Bank. After the Chinese Community Party started to persecute Falun Gong Mr. Tian's company tried to force him to abandon his belief in Falun Gong many times but Mr. Tian refused to do so. By the end of 2001, he was forced to give up his job. Mr. Tian worked for a private company before he was arrested this time.
Before Mr. Tian practised Falun Gong, his legs were often sore. After practising Falun Gong, he was very healthy both physically and mentally. He conducted himself according to the Falun Gong's principle of "Truthfulness-compassion-Forbearance" to be a good person. While working for the bank, he refused to accept gifts from people who wanted favors from him. While people invited him to dinner, he simply didn't go. On occasions when he had to go, after dinner, he always left money for his meal with the host.
The places and the personnel who are responsible for his persecution:
The state security division:
Ma Tiezhu, head: 86-312-2333016, 86-312-2322202, 86-13333129197 (Mobile)
Ning Zengjie, political director: 86-312-2313984, 86- 13082366055 (Mobile)
Li Tiezhu, deputy head: 86-312-2327076, 86-312-2301422, 86-13903129263 (Mobile)
The 610 Office:
Cui Yuliang, deputy director: 86-312-2338699, 86-312-2382185, 86-13931352930 (Mobile)
Dingzhou City Detention Centre:
Zhang Gengshen, director: 86-312-2580752, 86-13933201565 (Mobile)
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. "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://minghui.ca/mh/articles/2009/9/17/208513.html
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