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Harbin Drug Rehabilitation Center  
黑龙江省哈尔滨戒毒劳教所
黑龙江省女子劳教所
黑龙江省戒毒中心
(原名哈尔滨戒毒所)

Heilongjiang Province Harbin Drug Rehabilitation Center
(Also Called Heilongjiang Province Woman’s Forced Labor Camp)
(The Heilongjiang Provincial Drug Treatment Institute,
The Heilongjiang Province Rehabilitation Center)

Location:
Aux # 239 Xianfeng Road, Taiping District, Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province, Postal code: 150056
哈尔滨太平区先锋路副239号 邮编150056
Switchboard: 0451-82412884、 0451-82031143
Heilongjiang Province Harbin Drug Rehabilitation Center, also called The Heilongjiang Province Women's Forced Labor Camp, is an interim “transformation station” set up as a provincial labor camp for the brainwashing of Falun Gong practitioners.

To force Falun Gong practitioners to renounce their belief, the guard forced practitioners to stay outside in the cold winter and to sit in an ice-cold washbasin or splash them with water while they sit on the cement floor, with their hands cuffed and their legs tied up. Practitioners have had their heads shaved.A basin is placed on practitioner’s heads and inmates are ordered to strike it.

To prevent practitioners from speaking to one another, the police stuff old bags into their mouths and tape them shut. Many practitioners’ mouths have became swollen, ulcerated and infected. Practitioners suspect that a substance found in the bags may be toxic. They also but rags soaked in urine into practitioners mouths. Then they beat them with brooms, kick them, or stomp on them.

Some practitioners, whose eyes and ears are taped over, are shocked with two electrical batons at the same time for over four hours. The longest session lasted eight and a half hours. Practitioners are denied any drinking water. One time they were denied water for three days. When the water is given, it is in the form of concentrated brine and forcibly poured into their mouths. Many practitioners throw up after ingesting the salt water.

Perpetrators:

  1. Zhao Wei 赵伟, female, head of 1st Team of Harbin Drug Rehab Center, phone 86-451-82424046
  2. Chen Guiqing陈桂清, female, deputy head of the Rehab Center, phone: 86-45182424046, 82424093, 82412172, 82424014 (Office)
  3. A person with the surname Yang 杨某, head of the Management Section of the Rehab Center, phone: 86-451-82415994 (Office)
  4. Ning Lixin宁立新, the political head of the rehab center
  5. Niu Xiaoyun 牛晓云deputy political head in her thirties

    List of Team Heads:

  6. Zhang Ping张平, Team Head in her forties
  7. Li Quanming李全明, female, Team Head of the 1st Squadron
  8. Zhang Li张丽, Team Head of the 2nd Squadron
  9. Liu Zhujie刘祝杰, Team Head of the 2nd Squadron
  10. Wang Limei 王丽梅, Team Head of the 2nd Squadron
  11. Zhang Yushu张玉书, Team Head of the 2nd Squadron
  12. Liu Wei刘巍, Team Head of the 2nd Squadron
  13. Liu Baolian孙宝莲, Team Head of the 2nd Squadron
  14. Tong Meiguang佟美光, Team Head of the 3rd Squadron
  15. Bai Yukun白玉坤, policewoman
  16. He Qiuhong何秋红policewoman
  17. Yu Miao于淼 policewoman
  18. Deng Yuelu邓玥璐policewoman
  19. Wang Haiying王海鹰policewoman
  20. Li Zhiguo 李治国policeman
  21. Wei Qiang魏强policeman
  22. Song Zhiyu宋之宇policeman

    List of Disciplinary guards:

Wang Dan王丹, Yu Kun于昆, Wang Bing王滨, Liang Yuemei梁雪梅, Sun Yanxiu孙彦秀, Liu Ming刘茗, Feng Yuanhui冯远会, Jiang Zhou江舟, Shi Shuai师帅, Shi Yanjiang石延江(male), Zhang Xu 张旭(male), Zhang Haipeng张海鹏(male).

Victim List:

  1. On January 1, 2005, Ms. Song Guixiang宋桂香 was dragged out of a meeting room of the rehabilitation center, placed in solitary confinement, and made to sit on an iron chair. Yu Kun, Zhang Chunjing, Shi Shuai, and Zhao Wei handcuffed her hands behind her back and pressed her hands so they were turned in the reverse direction, which made Ms. Song faint many times from the severe pain. For three days and nights, each time she regained consciousness, they persecuted her further and tortured her using these same methods.
  2. Ms. Zhao Zhongxiu赵忠秀 is a peasant from Xinhe village, Hailin City. On September 20, 2005, the Hailin Public Security Bureau ransacked her home and arrested her. Ms. Zhao was detained in the Hailin City Detention Center. On November 4, 2005, she was sent to the Heilongjiang Province Women’s Forced Labor Camp.
  3. Ms. Yuan Mi袁密 is from Daqing City. On the morning of September 23, 2005, Ms. Yuan was arrested and detained at the Daqing City Detention Center. The police covered her head with a black plastic bag and used smoke from burning cigarettes to suffocate her. Ms. Yuan was also deprived of food and sleep. She was kept on an iron chair and when she was released from the chair, her feet were so swollen that she could no longer walk. Even in that condition, the police still instructed other inmates to pour cold water over her head. Around October 20, Ms. Yuan was sent to Heilongjiang Province Women’s Forced Labor Camp for a three-year term.
  4. Ms. Bi Xiuli毕秀丽 is a former employee of the machine shop of the Daqing Petrochemical Company. In July 2003, the Longfeng Police Station arrested her and detained her at the Daqing Detention Center. She was later sentenced to three years of forced labor and is currently at the Heilongjiang Province Women’s Forced Labor Camp.
  5. Ms. Li Bo李波 lived in the Zhongxinhe Village of the Qiezhihe District of Qitaihe City. The Qiezhihe Police Department arrested her and sentenced her to a three-year prison term. Right now she is detained in the Heilongjiang Province Women’s Forced Labor Camp. Her husband Mr. Li Fengquan李凤全 born on October 10, 1966, is being detained in the Prison of Mudanjiang City in Heilongjiang, where he has suffered severe torture.

     


    The couple, Ms. Li Bo and Mr. Li Fengquan

  6. Ms. Sheng Xiaoyun盛晓云 is from Rangqu in Daqing City. In September 2002, she and her husband Mr. Dai Yi戴益 were arrested and detained at the Heilongjiang Province Women’s Forced Labor Camp. The perpetrators pinched Sheng Xiaoyun’s inner thigh area to the point of causing open wounds. They then smeared the wounds with salt and covered his legs up with tape. Mr. Dai Yi is currently detained at the Daqing Forced Labor Camp.
  7. Ms. He Chunliu何春柳 is from Yichun City, Heilongjiang Province. In April 2005, the perpetrators in Wuyiling District arrested Ms. He Chunliu who is in her 30’s. Ms. He Chunliu was sent to the Heilongjiang Province Women’s Forced Labor Camp for three years of forced labor.
  8. Ms. Tian Guiting田桂婷 is from the Longfeng area of Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province. On June 28, 2004, she was reported while talking with people about the truth of the persecution. The Xincun Dong’an Police Station arrested her. She is currently being detained in the Heilongjiang Province Women’s Forced Labor Camp.
  9. Ms. Zhen Chunyan郑春艳, 45 years of age, is a teacher at the Tangwanghe District 2nd Middle School. On the morning of November 21, 2004, police from the Henan Police Station arrested her while she was teaching a class. On November 22, she was detained at the Tangwanghe Detention Center. Later, she was sent to the Heilongjiang Province Women’s Forced Labor Camp for one and a half years of forced labor.
  10. Ms. Wu Shuzhen武淑珍, 54 years of age, is a retired teacher from the Tangwanghe 1st Elementary School. In August 2004, she was reported while talking with people about the truth of the persecution. Policeman Cui Chongfeng arrested her and detained her at Tangwanghe Detention Center for two months. Ms. Wu Shuzhen is now at the Heilongjiang Province Women’s Forced Labor Camp for one and half years of forced labor.
  11. Ms. Li Yunhua李运华 is 48 years old. In August 2004 she was arrested and detained at the Tangwanghe Detention Center. She was later sent to the Heilongjiang Province Women’s Forced Labor Camp for three years of forced labor.
  12. Ms. Men Qiuyin门秋银is around 40 years old. In 2002, Ms. Men was arrested because she was found possessing a Falun Gong book. Ms. Men was sent to the Heilongjiang Province Women’s Forced Labor Camp for three years of forced labor.
  13. Ms. Yan Caixia闫彩霞 is from Tianqiaoling Town, the Yanbian Area, Jilin Province. In May 2004, she went to visit her relatives. On her way back, she was arrested and detained at the Mudianjiang Station Detention Center. On August 24, 2004, she was sent to the Heilongjiang Province Women’s Forced Labor Camp for forced labor. Police also abducted her husband practitioner Mr. Tian Ronghe田荣鹤.
Tortured to Disable:

  1. Ms. Zhang Guixiang张桂香, in her 40’s, was severely tortured, causing both of her legs to become paralyzed. She was released after being detained for one month beyond her term.
  2. Ms. Li Shufen李淑芬 is from Hegang City. On May 14, 2002, police arrested her and later sent her to the Heilongjiang Province Women’s Forced Labor Camp. She was persecuted for a long time there and is now paralyzed as a result of the torture.
Released Victims:

  1. Ms. An Fenghua李红英, 47 years of age, lived in the Tiebei District, Mudanjiang City, Heilongjiang Province. She was sentenced to three years of forced labor in the Heilongjiang Province Women’s Forced Labor Camp for practicing Falun Gong. In the rehabilitation center, her menstruation became irregular and she had continuous bleeding for more than half a year. Her body was swollen. The rehabilitation center released her on bail for medical treatment. She died on March 26, 2005.
  2. Ms. Xu Shufeng许淑芬 was a literature teacher at the 1st Elementary School of Daqing petrochemical Company, Heilongjiang Province. She has been repeatedly detained. On December 20, 2002, she was detained for writing an appeal letter to Harbin Drug Rehabilitation Center. She was sentenced for one year of forced labor in the Heilongjiang Province Women’s Forced Labor Camp where she was brutally tortured: beaten, shocked with electric batons, starved, overloaded with heavy labor. She was released after her term was completed. Currently, her workplace has not let her teach class.
  3. Ms. Xing Yuzhen邢玉珍, 43 years of age, was a teacher at the Daqing City 6th Middle School. On November 29, 2002, Xing Yuzhen was arrested and sent to the Heilongjiang Province Women’s Forced Labor Camp for three years of forced labor. On August 4, 2004, she was released on bail for medical treatment. On December 6, 2004, the Ranghu Road Police Station arrested her at her home and detained her for 24 days. She is still being harassed. The perpetrators are looking for her to send her back into the detention center. Her husband Mr. Jiang Niaxiang姜年祥 is currently being detained at the Daqing Prison.

Harbin Women's Jail  
哈尔滨女子监狱
(又名:黑龙江省女子监狱,黑龙江省蓝盾服装厂
Harbin Women's Jail
(The former Heilongjiang Province Landun Attire Factory,
Also Called the Heilongjiang Province Women's Jail)

There are no safeguards for human life in the Harbin Women's Jail. People's dignity is routinely trampled upon, and their fundamental human rights are treated with utter contempt. Falun Gong practitioners are forced to work seventeen to eighteen hours of hard labor each day.

Location:

389 Xuefu Road, Nangang District, Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province, postal code 150069.
黑龙江省哈尔滨市南岗区学府路389号,邮编:150069

Phone: 451-86684001, 451-86684002, 451-86684003

Perpetrators:

  1. Xu Longjiang, 徐龙江, director of the jail, phone number 86-451-86684002, ext. 3009, 86694053, 86-451-86684001, ext. 8001
  2. Cong Xin, 丛新, deputy director of the jail, phone number 86-451-86684001, ext. 8001
  3. Chu Shuhua, 渚淑华, deputy director of the jail, phone number 86-451-86684001, ext. 8001
  4. Liu Zhiqiang, 刘志强, deputy director of the jail, phone number 86-451-86684001, ext. 8001
  5. Chu Xiuhua, 褚秀华, female, chief of the Political Committee, phone number 86-451-86684001, ext. 3003
  6. Xiao Lin, 肖林, director of the Investigation Department, phone number 86-451-86684001, ext. 8130, cell phone: 86-13845193360
  7. Yang Libin, 杨丽斌, director of the Political Department, phone number 86-451-86684001, ext. 8142
  8. Zhao Yingling, 赵英玲, director of the Jail Hospital, phone number 86-451-86684001, ext. 8053
  9. Cui Hongmei, 崔红梅, group leader of Section 1
  10. Xia Fengying, 夏凤英, deputy group leader of Section 1
  11. Hou Xueping, 侯雪萍, deputy group leader of Section 1
  12. Yan Yuhua, 颜玉华, group leader of Section 9, phone number 86-451-86359539
  13. Wu Yanjie, group leader of Team 4
  14. Zheng Jie, group leader of Section 8, phone number 86-451-86358314
  15. He Songhai, Zhang Chunhua, group leaders of Section 8
  16. Zhang Xiaoying, 张晓影, group leader
  17. Guards: Lu Jinghua, 吕静华, He Yujing, 何玉静, He Jing, 何静, Liu Yan, 刘岩, Liu Xiaofang, 刘小芳, Deng Yu, 邓宇, Lu Cuijun, 吕翠君, Sun Jian, 孙建, Yue Xiufeng, 岳秀凤, Wang Yan, 王岩, Zhou Ying, 周莹, Lu Heng, 卢恒, Lu Min, 鲁敏, Yu Li, 于丽, Jia Wenjun, 贾文君, Xiao Lin, Yang Hua, Zhao Xiling, Wang Qi, Yu Bo, Sun Qiuxia, Chang Xiaoli, Niu Lin, 牛琳,Hu Fangwen, 胡方文 , Dong Wei, 董伟
  18. Inmates: Hua Chunjie, 华春杰, Shan Yuqin, 单玉琴, Yin Haiyan, 尹海燕, Liu Xiyue, 刘惜月, Xu Zhen, 徐珍, Yu Guohua, 于国华, Luo Ping, 罗平, Zhang Jing, 张静, Wang Xinhua, 王新华, He Yingjie, 何颖杰, Li Guixiang, 李桂香, Pai Lijun, 柏丽君, Zhao Xueling, 赵学玲, Chen Xuemei, 陈学梅, Qiao Qingyan, 乔清艳
Victim List:

  1. Ms. Dong Limin, 董丽敏, female, is a Falun Gong practitioner from Heilongjiang Province. On May 22, 2002, she was arrested and sentenced to 14 years in jail. She was persecuted so severely in the Harbin Women's Jail that her face became pale and swollen. Her family strongly requested that she be sent to the hospital, but their request was denied.
  2. Ms. Wu Yulan, 吴玉兰, female, 68, is a practitioner from Harbin City. She was hung up and beaten until she lost consciousness. She was deprived of sleep for four days and nights. Group leader Zhang Xiaoying tried many different ways to torture Ms. Wu and also instigated other inmates, including Ren Haiyan, Hua Chunjie, Shan Yuqin, and Liu Xiyue, to torture her.
  3. Ms. Xiao Shufen, 肖淑芬, female, was beaten by inmate Liu Xiyue so severely that she could not bear it anymore and tried to commit suicide. However, at the last minute, someone saved her.
  4. Ms. Zhang Qiurong, 张秋荣, female, was beaten until she developed a mental disorder.
  5. Ms. Liu Shufen, 刘淑芬, female, 31, is a practitioner from Chengfengzhuang, Ranghulu District, Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province. She was sentenced to eight years in jail starting on September 16, 2002. During her detention in Section 1 of the Harbin Women's Jail, she has been tortured with several cruel torture methods, such as being confined to a small cell, hung up with hands cuffed behind the back, and the “big hang-up.” She has been on a hunger strike since June 6, 2005, in Section 7 of the Harbin Women's Jail. The address of Ms. Liu's father, Mr. Liu Mochen (刘墨忱), and mother, Ms. Wang Yanxiang (王艳香), is: Retiree Office of the Daqing City Transportation Company 6-10-3-301, postal code: 163411. The phone number is 86-459-5689536.
  6. Ms. Zhang Li, 张丽, female, is a practitioner from Shuangyashan City, Heilongjiang Province. She was sent to the Harbin Women's Jail in 2003. She is detained in Section 7. She has been on hunger strike since September 20, 2005. Her husband, Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Pan Xingfu, died from persecution in January 2005. Their six-year-old son Pan Yongqiao (潘永侨) now lives with Ms. Zhang's mother-in-law.
  7. Ms. Wang Yuzhuo, 王玉卓, female, was severely tortured in Section 9 of the Harbin Women's Jail. She was just transferred to Section 8. The letters her family wrote to her were all confiscated and she was not allowed to get the money her family sent her.
  8. Ms. Lou Weiming, 楼伟明, female, has been detained in a ward of the jail since her brain began bleeding last year.
  9. Ms. Huang Yanzhen, 黄彦珍, female, is a practitioner from Shuangcheng City, Heilongjiang Province. She was beaten by the guards and other inmates, including He Yingjie, Li Guixiang, Hua Chunjie, and Wang Xinhua. She was forcibly injected with drugs to treat a “mental disorder.” She was also detained in the brainwashing section on the third floor of the jail.
  10. Ms. Zeng Fenglian, 曾凤莲, female, near 50, is a practitioner from Fuyu County, Heilongjiang Province. In August 2004, she was sentenced to eight years in jail and sent to Harbin Women's Jail. She is now detained in Section 2. Due to the severe torture she received, Ms. Zeng is not able to walk without help. Her son Mr. Zuo Chuanxin (左传新) is jobless because he practices Falun Gong.
  11. Ms. Qin Shuzhen, female, 44, was a teacher at the Shuangyashan Refinery Day Care Center, Shuangyashan City, Heilongjiang Province. Ms. Qin was sentenced to seven years in jail and has been detained in the Harbin Women's Jail since July 10, 2003. She has suffered all kinds of torture, including beatings, forced-feeding, and being locked in a small cell.
  12. Ms. Gao Guizhen, female, was born on August 9, 1953. Her home is at the Jidianchang Residency District, Beishan Street, Xinxing District, Qitaihe City, Heilongjiang Province. She was sentenced to four years in jail and transferred from the Qitaihe City No. 1 Detention Center to the Harbin Women's Jail on April 2, 2003.
  13. Ms. Zhao Xin, 赵欣, female, 32, is a practitioner from Mudanjiang City, Heilongjiang Province. She was sent to the Harbin Women's Jail in September 2002. She suffered from all kinds of torture, including beatings, forced-feeding, and being locked in a small cell.
  14. Ms. Xu Shufen, 许淑芬, female, 45, is a resident of Nianzishan, Qiqihaer City, Heilongjiang Province. She was sent to the Harbin Women's Jail in 2002 and is now detained in Section 5. The guards and inmates severely beat her. Her vagina and legs were swollen and covered with bruises because of the torture.
  15. Ms. Wang Yan, 王雁, female, from Mishan City, Heilongjiang Province, was a teacher at the College of Engineering, Bayi Agricultural University. On March 3, 2003, she was sent to the Harbin Women's Jail. She was force-fed, hung up for 48 hours, and locked in a small cell.
  16. Ms. Yu Fengrong, 于凤荣, female, is from Mishan City, Heilongjiang Province. She was brutally tortured and was locked up and left on the floor for 13 days and nights while she was on a hunger strike.
  17. Ms. Liu Lihua, 刘丽华, female, 36, is a resident of Building 3, Gongshang Residency District, Mudanjiang City, Heilongjiang Province. She is an employee of the Mudanjiang Textile Factory. On September 8, 2003, she was sent to the Harbin Women's Jail. In March 2004, she was locked up in a small cell for 11 days. On January 1, 2005, she was tied up on an iron bed for 11 hours.
  18. Ms. Shi Fengli, 史凤丽, female, is from Mudanjiang City, Heilongjiang Province and is now detained at the Harbin Women's Jail.
  19. Ms. Wang Ye, 王晔, female, is an employee of the University of Mudanjiang. On August 13, 2002, she was sentenced and is now being held at the Harbin Women's Jail.
  20. Ms. Wang Hongzhou, 王宏州, lives at Apartment 701, Unit 1, of the Hailin City Audit Bureau. She is an employee of No. 2 Carpentry Factory, Hailin City Forestry Bureau. She is now detained at the Harbin Women's Jail.
  21. Ms. Jia Shumin, 贾淑敏, female, is a resident of the Heiniubei Forestry Farm, Chaihe Forestry Bureau in Hailin City, Heilongjiang Province. She is being persecuted at the Harbin Women's Jail.
  22. Ms. Zhu Xiangqin, 朱相芹, female, 40, lives at Dongfanghong Street, Nancha District, Yichun City, Heilongjiang Province. She is a nurse of Internal Medicine at the Nancha District Forestry Hospital, Yichun City. She was sentenced to detention for seven years and six months and was sent to the Harbin Women's Jail on August 30, 2002, where she was brutally persecuted. Her family is not allowed to visit or write letters to her. Her husband, Mr. Qi Xingzhi (齐兴智), is a doctor at the Department of Radioactivity, Nancha District No. 2 Hospital, Yichun City, Heilongjiang Province, postal code 153100. His home phone number is 86-458-3405335; his work number is 86-458-3476567; his cell phone is 86-13624585294. Ms. Zhu's younger sister, Zhu Xiangyu's (朱相雨) home phone number is 86-458-3402773. Her younger brother, Zhu Xiangjie's (朱相杰) phone number is 86-458-3416551. Her uncle and aunt's phone number is 86-458-3478690.
  23. Ms. Hu Aiyun, 胡爱云, female, has been locked up in a small cell since May 12, 2004. She has suffered extensive brutal persecution. She is detained in Team 2.
  24. Ms. Xu Xianping, 徐先萍, female, 39, is a resident of No. 12, Group 8, Committee 5, Xing'an District, Hegang City, Heilongjiang Province. On December 27, 2002, she was sent to the Harbin Women’s Jail, where she was constantly beaten and tortured.
  25. Ms. Yan Huijuan, 闫慧娟, female, is from Hegang City, Helongjiang Province. Guard Xiao Lujian and inmate Niu Yuhong used needles to puncture her face and hands nearly 100 times.
  26. Ms. Du Yuling, 杜玉玲, female, 42, is from Laha Township, Nahe City, Heilongjiang Province. She was sent to the Harbin Women's Jail on October 31, 2002. Since then she has been tortured numerous times.
  27. Ms. Chen Weijun, 陈伟君, female, is from Nenjiang County, Heilongjiang Province. In September 2002, she was sentenced to 11 years in jail. Since then, she has suffered from 29 different sessions of brutal torture.
  28. Ms. Song Qing, 宋青, female, was sent to the Harbin Women’s Jail on September 11, 2002. She is now detained in Section 1.
  29. Ms. Li Yushu, 李玉书, female, 55, is the education committee director of Mohe County, Heilongjiang Province. She is detained in a small cell in Section 9 and has been on a hunger strike since August 2, 2004. Her condition is very critical. Her nephew, Mr. Li Weixin (李维欣), works at A'ermu Bank, Daxing'anling, Heilongjiang Province.

Other Victims:


  1. Ms. Yu Xiuying, 于秀英,
  2. Ms. Gao Xiuzhen, 高秀珍,
  3. Ms. Zhang Jing, 张静,
  4. Ms. Guan Shuling, 关淑玲,
  5. Ms. Xu Jingfeng, 徐景凤,
  6. Ms. Zhang Xiaobo, 张小波,
  7. Ms. Zhang Linwen, 张林文,
  8. Ms. Zhang Wenping, 张立萍,
  9. Ms. Zhang Shufen, 张淑芬,
  10. Ms. Yao Yuming, 姚玉明,
  11. Ms. Liu Xuewei, 刘学伟,
  12. Ms. Fan Guoxia, 范国霞,
  13. Ms. Xu Jiayu, 徐家玉,
  14. Ms. Wang Tao, 王涛,
  15. Ms. Wang Yanbo, 王艳波,
  16. Ms. Li Hongxia, 李洪霞,
  17. Ms. Wang Yuqin, 王玉琴,
  18. Ms. Fan Zaixu, 苑在绪,
  19. Ms. Wang Liwen, 王丽文,
  20. Ms. Lan Yurong, 蓝玉荣,
  21. Ms. Song Qing, 宋青,
  22. Ms. Wu Shufang, 武淑芳,
  23. Ms. Yan Shuhua, 阎淑华,
  24. Ms. Zuo Yunxia, 左云霞,
  25. Ms. Wang Juyan, 王居艳,
  26. Ms. Ba Lijiang, 巴丽江,
  27. Ms. Pan Qingli, 潘庆丽,
  28. Ms. Liu Hongxia, 刘洪霞、
  29. Ms. Zhang Yanhua, 张艳华,
  30. Ms. Lu Meirong, 卢美容,
  31. Ms. Fu Guichun, 付桂春,
  32. Ms. Li Dongxue, 李冬雪,
  33. Ms. Sun Guizhi, 孙桂芝,
  34. Ms. Zheng Hongli, 郑宏丽,
  35. Ms. Chen Yunxia, 陈云霞
  36. Ms. Han Xingli, 韩兴丽,
  37. Ms. Liu Yaqin, 刘亚琴,
  38. Ms. Mu Xiaolu, 缪小路,
  39. Ms. Shi Shuyuan, 石淑媛,
  40. Ms. Wang Jianping, 王建平
 
Released Victim:

  1. Ms. Xie Xiuying, 谢秀英, is a practitioner from Puyang Farm, Suibin County, Heilongjiang Province. She was sentenced to three years of detention in Harbin Women’s Jail. At the end of 2003, prison guard Xiao Lin ruthlessly kicked Xie Xiuying while torturing her. Her left leg became swollen from her calf to her thigh as a result of being kicked. The prison guards took her to No. 2 Hospital in Harbin for a medical examination, forcing her family members to deposit 5,000 Yuan for medical treatment and saying that her leg might need to be amputated. Ms. Xie Xiuying refused the amputation.
     


    The injury on Xie Xiuying's left leg festered.


An Urgent Action Appeal to Save the Lives of Those Who Organized a News Conference in Beijing  

 

To Expose the Chinese Government's Persecution of Falun Gong

 

-- One of them, Ms. Ding Yan, was recently tortured to death

in Chengde City in the most inhumane "water cage"

 

 

On October 28, 1999, three months after the brutal persecution of Falun Gong by the Chinese government, more than 20 Falun Gong practitioners held a clandestine press conference in a hotel in Beijing.  This press conference was widely reported by world news media.  Viewed as a slap in the face, the Chinese security authority vowed to punish the organizers of the press conference. 

 

 

 

(Falun Practitioners demonstrating the Falun Gong exercises to reporters at the press conference.  Photo by AP)

 

One month later, on November 25, the police broke into a gathering of Falun Gong practitioners in Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province.  Among the arrested practitioners were many of the organizers of the clandestine press conference.  They were subsequently detained and tortured in various detention centers, re-education classes, labor camps, and prisons.

 

 

 

(Picture of Falun Gong practitioners taken at the time of police arrest. This picture was later brought out of China by an American Falun Gong practitioner.)

 

Information recently sent by Falun Gong practitioners from China reported that Ms. Ding Yan, one of the main organizers, was tortured to death in Chengde City, Hebei Province. Ms. Ding died after months of torture in the most inhumane "water cage", where one was stripped naked, locked in iron cage with spikes on all sides, and soaked in dirty water up to one's neck.

 

According to western news reports, there were over 20 Falun Gong practitioners who participated in the Falun Gong news conference in Beijing on October 28, 1999.  We are very concerned of the lives of other organizers of the news conference, and hereby call for an urgent action to secure their safety.

 

 

The following is a brief report of this urgent situation.

 

Victims:

 

1.      Ding Yan, female, 32 years old, hairdresser from Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province, China.

 

 

(Ms. Ding illustrated to the journalist at the press conference on   October 28, 1999 how the police shackled her hands to the back.)

 

 

2.      Jiang Zhaohui, male, 36 years old, former director of a foreign investment firms in Fuzhou, Fujian Province, China.

 

3.      Lei Xiaoting, female, 30 years old, an English teacher at Beijing Industrial and Commercial University, Beijing, China.

 

4.      Wang Zhiguo, male, was a policeman of Anshan City Police Department, Liaoning Province, China.

5.      Gu Linna, female, 38 years old, reporter and director of the program on economics at the People's Broadcast Radio Station of Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province.

6.      Zhang Ke, female.

7.      Cai Mingtao (see picture below), male, 27 years old, English lecturer at the Wuhan Education Institution, Hubei Province.

8.      Liu Dongmei, female, 36 years old, Master's degree in English language and a lecturer at the Department of International Commerce in English at the Northeast Finance and Economics University, Liaoning Province.

 

Location of Detention and Torture:

1.      Jiaqiaole Street Detention Center in Tianping, GuangzhouCity, Guangdong Province, China.

2.      An unknown prison in Fujian Province of China where Jiang Zhaohui is imprisoned.

3.      The No. 7 Branch, Beijing Public Security Bureau.

4.      An unknown prison in suburban Beijing of China where Lei Xiaoting is imprisoned.

5.      Tiananmen Police Substation, Beijing.

6.      Shijiazhuang Detention Center, Hebei Province.

7.      Shijiazhuang City Second Prison, Hebei Province.

8.      Baoding City Taihang Prison, Hebei Province.

9.      Chengde City Prison 5th Section, Hebei Province.

10.  Anshan City, Liaoning Province, China.

11.  Procuratorate (a legal administration in China) of Qiaodong District in Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province.

12.  Unknown prison where Zhang Ke is imprisoned.

13.  The re-education class in Qinglin, Wuchang City, Hubei Province.

14.  Masanjia Labor Camp, Liaoning Province.

 

 

Perpetrators:

 

1.      Beijing Public Security Bureau, China

2.      Police of Guangzhou Police Department

3.      Director and staff of the Jiaqiaole Street Detention Center in Tianping, Guangzhou City

4.      Staff of the prison in Fujian Province where Mr. Jiang is imprisoned

5.      Police of the No. 7 Branch, Beijing Public Security Bureau

6.      Staff of the prison in suburban Beijing where Ms. Lei is imprisoned

7.      Director and policemen of Tiananmen Police Substation, Beijing

8.      Director and staff of Shijiazhuang Detention Center, Hebei Province

9.      Director and staff Jiaqiaole Street Detention Center in Tianping, Guangzhou

10.  Director and staff Women's Section of the Shijiazhuang City Second Prison, Hebei Province

11.  Director and staff Women's Section of the Baoding City Taihang Prison, Hebei Province

12.  Director and staff Women's Team of the Chengde City Prison 5th Section, Hebei Province

13.  Police and Procuratorate of Anshan City, Liaoning Province, China

14.  Director and staff of Beijing Public Security Bureau, China

15.  Director and police of Guangzhou Police Department

16.  Procuratorate (a legal administration in China) of Qiaodong District in Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province

17.  Staff including senior officer Xiong, and secretary Li who was in charge of the class of the re-education class in Qinglin, Wuchang City, Hubei Province

18.  Director and staff of Masanjia Labor Camp, Liaoning Province.

 

A Brief Report of the Incident:

Ding Yan was a principal organizer of the Falun Gong press conference in Beijing on Oct. 28, 1999.  She was arrested on November 25th, 1999 in Guangzhou City when the police broke into a gathering of Falun Gong practitioners.  Also arrested were Mr. Jiang Zhaohui, Ms. Gu Linna, and many others.

Ms. Ding had been detained in many different places, including the Jiaqiaole Street Detention Center in Guangzhou city, Shijiazhuang Detention Center in Shijiazhuang City, Shijiazhuang City Second Prison, the Baoding City Taihang Prison, and the Chengde City Prison, 5th Section.

Sometimes around June 2000, Ms. Ding was sentenced to 4 years in prison.

While incarcerated in different places, Ms. Ding suffered various tortures by the police, including forced hard labor, shackled very tightly, hung from hands shackled to the back, etc.  In Shijiazhuang Detention Center, Ms. Ding was caged in an iron cage inside which is the wooden floor with nails sticking up more than an inch. 

The final place of Ms. Ding detention was the Chengde City Prison.  The prison guards subjected Ms. Ding Yan to the torture of "water jail", where one was stripped naked, and locked in iron cage with spikes on all sides, and soaked in dirty water up to the neck.  Ms. Ding died in September 2001, after months of torture in the "water jail."

 

Jiang Zhaohui: Mr. Jiang was one of the principal organizers of the Falun Gong press conference in Beijing on October 28, 1999.  He was arrested on November 25, 1999 when police broke into a gathering of Falun Gong practitioners. He had been detained in various places, including the Jiaqiaole Street Detention Center in Tianping, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province. Mr. Jiang was secretly sentenced to 5 years by a court in Beijing and later transferred to a prison in Fujian Province.  We have not heard about him since September 2000.

 

Lei Xiaoting: Ms. Lei acted as an interpreter for the news conference. She was arrested from Beijing Industrial and Commercial University by police from the No. 7 Branch of Beijing’s Public Security Bureau.  In April 2000, Ms. Lei was sentenced to 2 years in an unknown prison in suburban Beijing.  Nothing else has been heard since.

 

Wang Zhiguo: Mr. Wang, who was a policeman of Anshan City police department, criticized the Chinese government's crackdown on Falun Gong at the Falun Gong press conference.  On October 30, 1999, Mr. Wang was arrested. On November 5, 1999, the Procurator of Anshan City, Liaoning Province charged Mr. Wang of "violating the enforcement of law using evil religion," an accusation used by the authority for heavy punishment. No word has been heard from Mr. Wang since due to the information blockage by the Chinese government.

 

Gu Linna: Ms. Gu participated in the news conference.  She was arrested together with Ms. Ding Yan, Mr. Jiang Zhaohui, Ms. Zheng Ke and others in Guangzhou City on November 25, 1999.  On June 1, 2000, Ms. Gu Linna was sentenced to 4 years in jail. No words have since been heard from her.

Zhang Ke: Ms. Zhang was an organizer of the Beijing news conference.  She was arrested on November 25, 1999 and detained in the Jiaqiaole Street Detention Center in Tianping, Guangzhou City. Ms. Zhang was secretly sentenced to 3 years in prison by a court in Beijing. No words have since been heard from her.

Cai Mingtao: Mr. Cai was an interpreter of the press conference.  He was later arrested in Beijing, and escorted back to his hometown Wuhan city.  He suffered much torture in various places of detentions before being released to a house-arrest at home on September 2000.  On the morning of October 5th, 2000, Mr. Cai fell from a balcony trying to escape from police-instigated house arrest and died.

Liu Dongmei: Ms. Liu acted as one of the interpreters for the news conference in Beijing. She was arrested after she returned from Beijing to Dalian City. Ms. Liu Dongmei was sentenced to 3 years of labor education in the Masanjia Labor Camp, Shenyang City, Liaoning Province.

 

The above is a partial list of the 20 plus organizers and participants of the Falun Gong press conference on October 28, 1999.  Two of these people have already died in or as a result of the police custody.  As the Chinese government vowed to severely punish these Falun Gong practitioners who dared to defy the government's persecution, we are very concerned of the lives of the rest of the participants of the press conference.  We call on the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression to initiate an urgent action to ensure the safety of these people.

 

Related News Reports:

 

1.      "Falun Gong Members Meet With Foreign Journalists", ERIK ECKHOLM, Oct. 29, 1999, The New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/library/world/asia/102999china-falun.html

 

2.      "Falun Gong followers call for help", Oct. 28, 1999, BBC News http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/asia-pacific/newsid_492000/492328.stm

 

3.      "China Tells Reporters to Stop Covering Falun Gong", Nov. 11, 1999, ABC News. http://abcnews.go.com/sections/world/DailyNews/falungong991111.html

 

4.      "Falun Gong members jailed", March, 2, 2001, BBC News http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/asia-pacific/newsid_1199000/1199031.stm

 

5.   “Heavy sentences for Falun Gong organizers”, Aug. 19, 2001, BBC News http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/asia-pacific/newsid_1498000/1498715.stm


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