Since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started the persecution of Falun Gong in 1999, several practitioners in the Xianghe area, Langfang City, Hebei Province, have died as a result, including Mr. Li Wenshen, former retired official from the Xianghe County Water Affairs Bureau. Hundreds of practitioners have been sentenced to forced labour and prison terms.
Mr. Li Wenju from Zhaotun Village, Qiantun Township, is still in prison. He was sentenced to forced labour in 2002 and not released until the end of 2003, when he was in critical condition from gross abuse and torture inflicted upon him at the Tangshan Forced Labour Camp. Mr. Li was arrested once again in April 2004 and sentenced to four years in prison. His parents died while he was in Baoding Prison. He was given a two-and-a-half-year prison term not long ago.
Ms. Wang Guixiang from Jiaozhuang Village endured two forced labour terms. Her two-year term at Hebei Province Women's Forced Labour Camp expired on March 24th, 2010. Xianghe County 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) agents and officers from the Xianghe County Police Department took her straight to the Langfang City Brainwashing Centre. Her sick mother, who is in her 80s, is bedridden at home and looking forward to seeing her daughter return.
Thousands of practitioners have been subjected to imprisonment, brainwashing, fines, and gross abuse and torture. Some typical examples include Ms. Meng Shuling, a teacher at the Baimiao Elementary School; Mr. Wang Kuiyi from Liusong Town; and Ms. Zhang Yuhui from Wangjiabai Village, who were forced to pay 40,000 yuan1 extortion.
Major responsible persons in the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners:
Sun Yandong and Jiao Guoqiang, Xianghe County former 610 Office heads
Zhang Zilai, Xianghe County Domestic Security Division former head
Wang Xiuhai, Domestic Security Division deputy head
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/2010/4/17/221701.html
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