Hebei Province Prison Has Confined Mr. Wang Shengbiao in the "Strict Discipline Team" for 19 Months

Mr. Wang Shengbiao is from Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province. He was sentenced to 11 and a half years in jail. Because he refuses to give up his belief in Falun Gong, and be "reformed1," from October 2004 to the present time, he has been confined by the "strict discipline team" in the 4th Prison in Hebei (also called Shijiazhuang's Beijiao Prison). Currently his physical condition is poor. He has high blood pressure, his vision has weakened, and his legs are numb.


Mr. Wang is over 40 years old. Previously, he taught at the Chemical School in Shijiazhuang. He is kind-hearted, and never complains about anything. He was highly regarded by his colleagues and leaders.


Since the Chinese Communist Party started its persecution of Falun Gong on July 20th, 1999, Mr. Wang has not been able to live a normal life. He was once detained by his work unit because he went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong. During this time, the Public Security Local Bureau of Changan and the Yuejin local police station searched his residence and confiscated his computer, Falun Gong books and tapes, and some other items.


Due to Mr. Wang’s outstanding performance at work and because they knew that he was a good man, his supervisors decided to let him return to his position. After that, the local police often had undercover officers follow and monitor him, especially on the so-called sensitive days like May 1st (Communist International Labour Day) or October 1st (China's National Day). At the entrance to his neighbourhood and the street outside his work unit, public security officers and agents followed him. During this time, although they did not directly attack him, they created an intimidating atmosphere at his work unit and neighbourhood.

When the persecution escalated in October 2001, Mr. Wang’s name was once again put on the blacklist of the 610 Office2. As a result, he was compelled to leave his home and go from place to place.


In an attempt to find Mr. Wang, the 610 Office police put pressure on his relatives and friends. For a long time, they monitored his neighbourhood. The director of the Political and Judiciary Committee of the Changan District gave permission to Changan Police Station and Yuejin Road Branch to arrest Mr. Wang’s wife, Liang Linhong, at work and detain her in the Hebei Provincial brainwashing centre for a month. As a result, Mr. Wang’s young daughter was left at home alone. During this time when there was no adult around, the police sneaked into Mr. Wang’s residence and searched the apartment again. They confiscated his daughter’s reading machine, tape recorder and a personal address book.


In August 2003, Mr. Wang was arrested. His family members went to the local police station and Changan Public Security Local Bureau, but nobody would tell them anything about him. At last, his wife Ms. Liang Linhong found the deputy director of Changan Public Security Local Bureau, Liu Zijun, and asked him what Mr. Wang had done that was against the law. She asked why he had been arrested and where he was being detained. She also asked if Mr. Wang was under criminal detention or civil detention and how long he would be imprisoned. Liu had to admit that they had arrested Mr. Wang, but he also said that he could not give her any more information about her husband.


During the 2004 Chinese New Year, Mr. Wang’s family eventually found out that he had been detained in Team 202 in Shijiazhuang Forced Labour Camp. Team 202 was specifically set up to persecute Falun Gong practitioners. Guards Bian Shuqiang, Zhang Li, and Dong Xinguo have been repeatedly exposed on the Minghui/Clearwisdom website. Mr. Wang suffered tremendously in the labour camp. The prison guards locked him up in a small cell and told the inmates to take turns watching him to make sure that he did not fall asleep. He was not allowed to close his eyes. Bian also told the inmates "Do not look at Falun Gong practitioners as human beings." For about five to six days in a row, he was allowed to fall asleep for a little while; afterwards, he was deprived of sleep again. Policeman Dong said, "Let him experience the taste of a bed; after that it will be even more painful." During this whole time, Mr. Wang endured everything. The police then told the inmates to force him to do prolonged cross-squat, causing numbness in his legs, difficulty in walking, and unconsciousness. Consequently, he suffered from high blood pressure and swollen glands.


In June 2004, Wang was arrested and later transferred to Xingtai City Detention Centre in Hebei Province. Because he upheld the truth and refused to be "transformed," in August 2004, he was sentenced to 11 and a half years of illegal imprisonment in Xingtai City. In October 2004, he was transferred to Shijiazhuang's Beijiao Prison. His family requested permission to visit him, but the request was denied. After repeated requests, in April 2005 they were finally allowed to visit.


When the National People’s Congress (NPC) and the Standing Committee of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) were in session, a large group of police officers from Shijiazhuang went to Mr. Wang’s residence at around 5 a.m. They insisted on searching all the rooms and harassed and threatened Ms. Liang and their daughter. After meeting with steadfast resistance from his family, the police left.


Mr. Wang’s current physical condition is very poor. He is suffering from high blood pressure, his eyesight is rapidly deteriorating, and the lower parts of his legs are numb. Since he has refused to be "transformed," from October 2004 till the present time, he has been severely persecuted by the strict discipline team. The environment in this team is even worse than the already harsh situation in the prison. The former Deputy County Head of Zhengding County, Falun Gong practitioner Shang Kunfeng, was also persecuted by this team.


The responsible persons and offices:

Shijiazhuang North Suburb (Beijiao) Prison: #3 Central City North Loop West Road, zip code 050061, switchboard 86-311-87751912

Xiao Feng, Prison Superintendent: 86-311-87751830 (Office), 86-13503110795 (Mobile)
Liu Zitong: CCP Party Head, 86-311-87751820 (Office), 86-311- 13931105969 (Mobile)
Prison Political Director Zhang Guangjun: 86-311-87727724 (Office), 86-139-32168350

Prison Political Department Directors Wang Jianqiang and Bian
Education Department (Prison 610)
Education Department Director Wang Guobin: 86-13780206622 (Mobile) (He is one of those who is responsible for Yang Xiaojie’s death.)


Note

1. "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")

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.


Chinese version available at http://minghui.ca/mh/articles/2006/5/29/129123.html

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