Those responsible for perpetrating the persecution in Guangan City held brainwashing sessions again. On August 6th, 2007, Guangan City 610 Office1 personnel and officers of the National Security Team began to monitor and follow practitioners in Wusheng County at their workplaces and homes at set times. At around 3:00 a.m. on September 6th, police officers Xia Zhongming, Chen Zhiping, and Lin Chen from the National Security Team in Wusheng County broke into practitioners' homes and ransacked them. Some practitioners did not open their doors, so the police destroyed the security gates, broke into the practitioners' homes, and arrested them.
It was verified that the practitioners arrested in Wusheng County were: Ms. Liu Yougui, 63; Ms. Liu Gaoju, 68; Mr. Yu Jianming, in her 40s; Doctor Ms. Cai, in her 70s; Ms. Huang Chaofeng, in her 60s; Ms. Yu, in her 60s; and Ms. Duan Shiying, in her 60s. The policemen arrested these practitioners late at night and refused to let their families contact them. Therefore, we are not sure exactly how many practitioners were arrested, but it is estimated that there were a dozen arrests. They were taken to the Huaying City Brainwashing Centre.
Guangan Brainwashing Centre was established in July 2000. Up to the end of 2005, over the past five years, those in charge have been cruelly persecuting Falun Gong practitioners. In particular, they established a satellite brainwashing centre in the old Armed Forces Department in Hongxing 3 Road, Huaying City. Since then they have continued to arrest practitioners and take them to the satellite brainwashing centre to persecute them.
This article details the chronological facts of the cruel persecution of practitioners at Guangan Brainwashing Centre from 2000 to the end of 2005.
The brainwashing centre was supported by the Guangan City Government and organised by the Guangan City 610 Office. Those responsible include Guangan City 610 Office Head Xiong Changyong, Huangying City Politics Section Head (former Huaying City 610 Office Head) Lai Yupu, Brainwashing Centre Secretary Yu Xiaofu, and Wang Xianlai.
The individuals responsible for persecuting the practitioners are Guangan City Deputy Mayor (former City Political & Judiciary Committee Secretary) Yu Yi and Guangan City 610 Office officer Su Cuihua, who went to the brainwashing centre on weekdays and gave orders to persecute practitioners. They used a variety of means to torture the practitioners, including beatings, forming a circle to beat a practitioner, and other forms of ill treatment. Furthermore, they injected healthy practitioners with drug(s) typically used for mental patients. They also put drugs into practitioners' food.
The individuals in charge at the brainwashing centre detained the practitioners and brainwashed them. The names, addresses and work units of those in charge were never publicised or posted. Those who participated in persecuting Falun Gong practitioners were given an eight-day holiday per month, and they took turns going to Huaying City to have fun at noon or in the evenings. Beyond their salary, each person got an allowance of 600 yuan2. Their bus fares and cruise fares would be reimbursed, and many work units, villages, and towns invited them to dinner. The funds for the brainwashing centre came from the arrested practitioners and their work units, villages and/or towns that the practitioners lived in. The village government where each practitioner lived has to pay 8,400 yuan to the 610 Office, including 600 yuan for each perpetrator and 800 yuan for each practitioner per month. Each brainwashing term was about three months.
Because they obtained personal gain and rewards, the perpetrators exerted even more effort to plan to hold the next brainwashing session before the current brainwashing session ended.
The Persecution of Practitioner Yang Linxin
On September 2nd, 2004, Yan Jianguo from the brainwashing centre noticed that practitioner Yang Linxin did not watch the video that slandered Dafa, so he ordered security guard Zheng Ce to force Yang Linxin to watch. When Yang Linxin's refused to obey Zheng Ce, Zheng Ce brutally beat Yang Linxin on the face and asked, "Won't you watch? Won't you watch?" Yang Linxin shouted, "Someone is beating me." Hearing the yelling, guard Cao Shan and other guards rushed into the room and shouted, "Beat him!" They all savagely beat Yang Linxin, and he was knocked down as a result. As they beat him they shouted, "You still dare to shout. We will beat you to death." Yang Linxin was beaten until he was unable to eat or stand up straight. His face was swollen and his chest was covered with bruises. Zheng Ce also said, "Guangan City 610 Office Head Xiong Changyong ordered us to beat you. Brainwashing Centre Secretary Yu Xiaofu said that you Falun Gong practitioners have no rights at all."
Guangan City Practitioner Li Dayuan Was Severely Injured
Practitioner Li Dayuan was separately held on the 4th floor, and five guards attempted to "transform3" him. These five guards included two from Linshui County, Cao Shan and Liang from Wusheng County, and Tang Xuebing from Huaying City. They were chosen by the brainwashing centre as the most vicious they could find. They tried to force the practitioners to watch the video and write down their understandings and the Three Statements4 . If the practitioners refused to obey their orders, they would beat them mercilessly and still try to coerce them to renounce their belief. They took turns torturing the practitioners mentally and physically. When they were tired, they drew a circle and ordered Li Dayuan to stand in the circle. They refused to let him squat, sleep, or go to the toilet. They used various methods to try to "transform" the practitioners. Their slogan was, "If you would like to 'transform,' you will 'transform.' If you refuse to 'transform,' you must 'transform.'" This 24-hour nonstop torture made Li Dayuan emaciated and unable to get up off the ground. Despite this, they still beat and trampled him. As a result, he was severely injured.
Approximately 60 perpetrators participating in persecuting Falun Gong practitioners in the brainwashing centre. They were young cadres from Wusheng County, Huaying City, Linshui County, Yuechi County, and Guangan City. Three of them, including one group leader and two education guards, took turns torturing a single practitioner. The group leader was usually male, and two education guards slept in a seven- or eight-square-metre cell along with the practitioner. Even when the practitioner went to the toilet, the two education guards followed him. However hot it was, the practitioners were detained in the cell and were not allowed to go out. Each cell was locked. At night when the practitioners wanted to go to the toilet, they had to ask the guards to open the door. The guards took meals to the practitioners. However, whether or not they took the meals depended on their mood. If they thought that the practitioners conformed to their standards, they would take a little more; otherwise, they took very little. The practitioners were forced to clean up inside and outside the cell.
Guangan City Weather Bureau Employee Luo Hongqin Persecuted
Luo Hongqin, an employee of Guangan City Weather Bureau, was severely persecuted by the local 610 Office and those at his workplace because of his practising Falun Gong. He was sentenced to forced labour and detained in the brainwashing centre and in psychiatric hospitals. They changed his position at work and arbitrarily deducted a total of 20,000 yuan from his salary.
In 2001 Jiang Zemin's , [former leader of China and instigator of the persecution] regime fabricated the staged "Tiananmen Square Self-immolation5" incident to slander Falun Gong. In order to expose the lies, Luo Hongqin went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong. He clarified the facts of Falun Gong to people on Tiananmen Square, and he was arrested as a result. After an eight-month detention in Guangan Detention Centre, he was sentenced to two years of forced labour.
Luo Hongqin went back to his workplace in June 2002. Guangan City 610 Office officer Su Cuihua (female) incited Weather Bureau officers to monitor Luo Hongqin. In order to defame his reputation and bankrupt him financially, his work unit head, Zhang Tiejun, changed his status of a technology position to that of an odd-job worker and reduced his salary by three grades. In 2003 Luo Hongqin was taken to Huaying Brainwashing Centre in Guangan City and 4,800 yuan was arbitrarily deducted from his salary. In 2004 Li Yangfu became the head of Guangan City Weather Bureau. Luo Hongqin was then taken to Huaying Brainwashing Centre again, and a total of 17,600 yuan was deducted from his salary. In 2005 when Chen Wen became the head of his work unit, he was taken to the Huaying Brainwashing Centre again. They deducted 4,000 yuan from his salary. Over the past few years a total of 20,000 yuan has been arbitrarily deducted from Luo Hongqin's salary, not including the deducted salary during his detention at the forced labour camp.
In early 2005, Zhang Tiejun led officers Xiao Bai, Lao Qiao, and Jiang Guorun from the police station and street administrative office to break into Luo Hongqin's home and ransack it. They got nothing that they wanted, so they arrested Luo Hongqin and took him to the office to detain him.
Each time a brainwashing session was held, the authorities took Luo Hongqin to the brainwashing centre. On June 13th, 2005, when Luo Hogqin was working, they took him from Bureau Head Chen Wen's office to the Huaying Detention Centre. They used threats and intimidation to try to force Luo Hongqin to write down the so-called Guarantee Statement to renounce Falun Gong. Luo Hongqin said, "I will never 'transform.' It is not wrong for me to be a good person according to the principles of 'Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance.' It is you who are violating the law." Zhang Xiaopeng and the others beat him and used sticks to torture him. They also tried to force Mr. Luo to watch the video and read a paper that slandered Falun Gong. Luo Hongqin refused to slander Dafa and tore up the paper. As a result, they forced him into an empty room and savagely beat him. Mr. Luo endured the pain and shouted, "Falun Dafa is good! Zhen-Shan-Ren is good!"
They also put drugs into his food. Because Mr. Luo did not give up his belief, they took him to the Guangan Psychiatric Hospital. Doctor Yuan Chunqiang from the psychiatric hospital spread a rumour to the other doctors and nurses. He said Luo Hongqin had been insane for seven or eight years. In this way they tortured him for over four months.
List of Additional Responsible Persons:
Guangan City 610 Office: 86-826-2334610 (Officer: Xiong Changyong; Head: Su Bihua, female)
Guangan City Police Department: 86-826-2332464, 86-826-2396351 (Head Hu Gang, Deputy Head Liu Mingchuan)
Guangan City National Security Team: 86-826-2332464 (Head Luo, Deputy Head Li Qiuyun)
Guangan District Police Department in Guangan City: 86-826-2222456
Guangan District Police Department Head He Gan
Guangan District Police Department Deputy Head Xu Bin
Guangan District 610 Office in Guangan City Head Zeng Aiguo
Guangan City New Detention Centre: 86-826-5194019 (Head Li, Guard Liu)
Mayor Long Xingping (in charge of the police department): 86-826-4822817 (Office), 86-13982667788 (Mobile)
City 610 Office Head Zhu Xiaofang: 86-826-4830570 (Office)
Huaying City Detention Centre Head Tang Nengming: 86-826-4821141
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.
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")
4. "Three Statements": Practitioners are coerced under brainwashing and torture to write "Repentance Statement," "Guarantee Statement" or 'Dissociation Statement" as proof that they have given up their belief. In the statement, the practitioner is forced to admit remorse for practising Falun Gong, promise to give up Falun Gong, and never again associate with other practitioners or go to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong.
5. 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]
Chinese version available at http://minghui.ca/mh/articles/2007/10/4/163883.html
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