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Home arrow Urgent Appeals arrow Serial Rape of Falun Gong Practitioners in Hebei
Serial Rape of Falun Gong Practitioners in Hebei  
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...Ms. Liu pleaded with him, saying, "I am thinking for your own good. You shouldn’t do this to me! You are a policeman and must not commit such a crime! This is totally wrong! You are a young man! I am an old woman. Please spare me." He Xuejian ignored her plea...

Around 2:00 p.m. on November 25, 2005, the police from Dongchengfang Town Police Station, Zhuozhou City, Hebei Province, arrested two female Falun Gong practitioners in Xitong Village, Dongchengfang Town, Ms. Liu Jizhi (51 years old) and Ms. Han Yuzhi (42 years old), at their respective homes. At the Dongchengfang Town Police Station, policeman He Xuejian raped both Ms. Liu Jizhi and Ms. Han Yuzhi.
Ms. Liu Jizhi (51 years old) was brutally beaten and
raped. Her hips and thighs were severely bruised.

Ms. Liu Jizhi is from Xitong Village, Dongchengfang Town, Zhuozhou City, Hebei Province. Her husband's name is Mr. Wei Xiliang (48 years old). They have two daughters, 19 years old and 17 years old. Both are students.

After the Chinese Government started its ruthless persecution against Falun Gong, the police often harassed Ms. Liu and her family at their home. They arrested her before each "politically sensitive day." They repeatedly extorted money from her, calling it a fine. Right before the rape, the policeman shouted at her, "If you dare to keep practicing Falun Gong, I will keep collecting fines until you go bankrupt!"

At around 8:00 p.m., November 24, 2005, while Ms. Liu Jizhi was alone at home with the doors locked, six to seven policemen climbed the wall and broke into her home through the window. They held her down while they ransacked her home. The police confiscated her husband's notebooks, their Falun Gong exercise music tapes and an audiocassette player. They did not show Ms. Liu their police identification or any search warrant. That night, they brought Ms. Liu to the village's brigade, then transferred her to the Dongchengfang Town Police Station in Zhuozhou City, Hebei Province
Dongchengfang Police Station in Zhuozhou

Dongchengfang Town Government

The police "interrogated” her, demanding to know, "How many people practice Falun Gong in your village?" Ms. Liu told them, "I don't know." The police immediately jumped on her and brutally beat her with stun batons and rubber clubs. They also made her squat with her arms stretched out in front of her chest and forced her to stand up with her knees slightly bent as shown in the top right photograph. Then they kicked her from behind, causing her to fall to the ground. After repeated torture and beatings, Ms. Liu's hips, thighs and many areas on her body were severely bruised and injured.

At around 2:00 p.m., November 25, 2005, a policeman named He Xuejian took Ms. Liu to a room with two beds in it. A very tanned policeman in his early 30's with the nickname Dajun was lying on one of the beds. There was another policeman in his 40's surnamed Wang in the room. He Xuejian savagely beat Ms. Liu as soon as they entered the room, pressed her against a bed and started groping her breasts. He lifted her shirt up and shocked her breasts with a stun baton. While watching the sparks from the stun baton, He Xuejian repeatedly told the others, "This is fun! This is fun!" The policeman surnamed Wang watched and egged him on, "Beat her up! Beat her up good!" Then he left the room.

Although Ms. Liu protested and struggled, He Xuejian stripped off her shirt and sat on her stomach, poked at her genitals with his finger and then removed her pants. During the struggle, Ms. Liu pleaded with him, saying, "I am thinking for your own good. You shouldn’t do this to me! You are a policeman and must not commit such a crime! This is totally wrong! You are a young man! I am an old woman. Please spare me." He Xuejian ignored her plea, took out his penis and penetrated her. During the rape, He Xuejian repeatedly slapped Ms. Liu’s face and choked her. Ms. Liu screamed out for help, but no one outside of the room responded.

Afterwards, He Xuejian put on his pants and made lewd comments. Ms. Liu burst into tears. While she was leaving the room, she saw that He Xuejian was taking the other practitioner, Ms. Han Yuzhi to the room. He Xuejian also raped her.

After the rape, the police forced Ms. Liu to mop the floor, and clean the rooms and the office. According to Ms. Liu, her legs were weak and she was in shock from the horrible rape. After Ms. Han Yuzhi was raped, she was also forced to mop the floors and wash police cars.

During the two consecutive rapes, the young policeman nicknamed Dajun watched He Xuejian rape the two women, but said nothing, nor did he try to stop the rapes.

The police kept Ms. Liu until November 26 when her husband returned home after borrowing 3,000 yuan to pay off the police.

Ms. Liu and her family were severely traumatized. After the rape, Ms. Liu was crying and sobbing every day and staring blankly. She looks very confused and absent-minded and had symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder.

The rapes happened while the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Question of Torture was in Beijing conducting an investigation of torture in China.

Official Contacts for Zhouzhou City:

  • Li Ming, Chairman of Baoding City "610" Office, Baoding City, the Committee's Deputy Secretary, who works at the Baoding City Legal Training Base
  • Zhang Weiqiang, Chairman of Political and Security Division at the Baoding City Public Security Bureau. He lives at the Zhuozhou City Professional College: 0312-3853255 (Office); 0312-3829106 (Home)
  • Zhou Wenjie from the Zhuozhou City Public Security Bureau: 0312-3867566 (Office), 13903125711 (Mobile)
  • Zhou Yancang from Zhuozhou City Public Security Bureau: 0312-3855656
  • Li Baoping and Yang Yugang from State Security Brigade of the Public Security Bureau. They are involved in each and every persecution against Falun Gong practitioners. Yang Yugang has been transferred to the Shuangta Police Station in Zhuozhou City. 0312-3632025 (Office)

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