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Detention, Suspension and Expulsion of Students at Lanzhou University  
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Since July 20, 1999, students who practice Falun Gong have been systematically persecuted by authorities of Lanzhou University, using methods such as expulsions and suspensions from school, detention, as well as torture.  They were persecuted for exercising their basic rights:

for petitioning to the government for the right to practice Falun Gong, for continuing the practice of Falun Gong, for refusing to agree to give up practicing Falun Gong, or a combination of the above. 

 

Perpetrators:

 

1.      Li Fashen, President of Lanzhou University. Tel: 86-931-911998 (H), 86-931-8912126 (O)

2.      Zheng Xiaojing, Vice-President of Lanzhou University.  Tel: 86-931-8911727 (H)

3.      Kang Liucheng, Chief of Lanzhou University Police Station: 86-931-8911101 (H)

4.      Gao Hongwen, head of the Lanzhou University Public Security Department: 86-931-8911471 (H)

5.      Chen Dewen, Secretary of Party Committee of Lanzhou University: 86-931-8910180 (H)

6.      Head and staff of Police Station of Lanzhou University: 86-931-8911119

7.      Head and staff of Security Division of Lanzhou University: 86-931-8912156

 

 

1. Ms. Tan Xiaorong Suspended from School, Arrested and Detained for Her Belief of Falun Gong

 

Victim:

 

Tan Xiaorong, female, 29, class of 1997 doctorate student from Department of Life Sciences, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province

 

Location of Detention and Torture:

 

1.      Lanzhou University, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province

2.      Xuzhou Teachers University, Xuzhou City, Jiangsu Province

3.      Lanzhou Xiguoyuan Detention Center, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province

 

Perpetrators:

 

1.        Security officers, police, leaders and teachers from Lanzhou University, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province

2.        Head of Lanzhou Dingxi Police Station, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province

 

A Brief Report of the Incident:

 

On January 12, 2001, during winter vacation, local police broke into the home of Ms. Tan Xiaorong’s at Xuzhou City, Jiangsu Province.  The police ransacked the house, confiscated her Falun Gong books and exercise-music tapes, her personal belongings including computer and printer, and arrested her.  She was detained in the guest lodging units of Xuzhou Teachers University. On January 23, 2001, she was escorted back to Lanzhou University.  There she was locked up in a basement and forced to attend anti-Falun Gong brainwashing sessions. She was not allowed to take classes.

 

On June 2, 2001, she was suspended from Lanzhou University for distributing Falun Gong materials and was sent to Dingxi Police Station and detained until June 13, 2001.  While she was in detention, the police and university security personnel ransacked her dormitory on June 5, 2001.  After the university police took her back from the local police station, she was sent to the Xiguoyuan Detention Center.

 

In the Xiguoyuan Detention Center, more than ten people were crowded together in a cell less than 90 square feet. Ms. Tan had been detained there for a long time without any change of clothes. She had lice in her hair and on her body and the smell in the cell was unbearable. The weather had been very hot and humid, but the police intentionally limited the amount of water available to her. Her current situation is unknown.

 

2.Mr. Duan Jinhui was Suspended from School for Appealing to the Government to Stop Persecuting Falun Gong

 

Victim:

 

Duan Jinhui, male, 24, class of '96 undergraduate student from Department of Physics Lanzhou University, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province

 

Location of Detention and Torture:

 

1.      Lanzhou University, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province

2.      Lanzhou Xiguoyuan Detention Center, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province

 

Perpetrators:

 

1.      Security officers, police, leaders and teachers from Lanzhou University, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province

2.      Head of Lanzhou Dingxi Police Station, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province.

 

A Brief Report of the Incident:

 

On December 2, 1999, Mr. Duan Jinhui went to Beijing to appeal to the government to stop the persecution of Falun Gong.  He was arrested police and detained for 15 days.  Because of this, he was suspended from Lanzhou University for a year. 

 

3. Mr. Xue Liuyan was Suspended from School and Detained for Appealing to the Government to Stop the Persecution of Falun Gong

 

Victim:

 

Xue Liuyan, male, 21, undergraduate student in Lanzhou University, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province

 

Location of Detention and Torture:

 

1.      Beijing Police Station, Beijing

2.      Lanzhou University, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province

 

Perpetrators:

 

1.      Police Officers from Beijing Police Station, Beijing

2.      Leaders from Lanzhou University, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province

 

A Brief Report of the Incident:

 

On December 2, 1999, Mr. Xue Liuyan went to Beijing to appeal to the government to stop the persecution of Falun Gong.  He was arrested police and detained for 15 days.  Because of this, he was suspended from Lanzhou University for a year. On December 25, 2000, he went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong.  On January 1, 2001, he went to Tiananmen Square with fellow practitioners and has been missing ever since.

 

4. Mr. Wang Yunbo was Suspended from School and Detained for Appealing to the Government to Stop the Persecution of Falun Gong

 

Victim:

 

Wang Yunbo, male, 23, class of '97 undergraduate student from Department of Business Management, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province

 

Location of Detention and Torture:

 

1.        Lanzhou University Police, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province

2.        Lanzhou Qilihe Police Station, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province

3.        Lanzhou Xiguoyuan Detention Center, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province

 

Perpetrators:

 

1.      Security officers, police, leaders and teachers from Lanzhou University, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province

2.      Head of Lanzhou Qilihe Police Station, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province

3.      Head of Lanzhou Xiguoyuan Detention Center, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province

 

A Brief Report of the Incident:

 

On December 2, 1999, Mr. Wang Yunbo went to Beijing to appeal to the central government to stop the persecution of Falun Gong. After he was sent back to the university, the University Police detained him for 15 days for “Disturbing Social Stability.” Then he was suspended from Lanzhou University for a year. In late March 2001, he was arrested by police from the Qilihe Police Substation of Lanzhou City and was taken to the Xiguoyuan Detention Center.

 

5. Mr. Zhu Gaofeng was Suspended and Expelled from the School for Appealing to the Government to Stop the Persecution of Falun Gong

 

Victim:

 

Zhu Gaofeng, male, 23, class of '97 undergraduate student from Department of Environmental Science Lanzhou University, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province

 

Location of Detention and Torture:

 

1.      Lanzhou University, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province

2.      Lanzhou Qilihe Police Station, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province

3.      Lanzhou Xiguoyuan Detention Center, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province

 

Perpetrators:

 

1.      Security officers, police, leaders and teachers from Lanzhou University, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province

2.      Head of Lanzhou Dingxi Police Station, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province

3.      Head of Lanzhou Xiguoyuan Detention Center, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province

 

A Brief Report of the Incident:

 

On December 2, 1999, Mr. Zhu Gaofeng was suspended for one year from Lanzhou University after appealing to the government to stop its persecution of Falun Gong.  At the end of the suspension period, authorities of the university forced him to write a statement to renounce Falun Gong.  When Mr. Zhu refused to comply, he was expelled from Lanzhou University.  On June 2, 2001, he was arrested and detained Dingxi Police Station until June 13, 2001, for distributing Falun Gong materials.   He was later sent to the Xiguoyuan Detention Center.

 

6. Mr. Chen Duoju was Suspended from School, Detained and Sent to Brainwashing Class for Appealing to the Government to Stop the Persecution of Falun Gong

 

Victim:

 

Chen Duoju, male, 22, class of '98 undergraduate student from the Department of Mathematics Lanzhou University, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province

 

Location of Detention and Torture:

 

1.      Lanzhou University, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province

2.      Lanzhou Qilihe Police Station, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province

3.      Lanzhou Xiguoyuan Detention Center, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province

 

Perpetrators:

 

1.      Security officers, police, leaders and teachers from Lanzhou University, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province

2.      Head of Lanzhou Qilihe Police Station, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province

3.      Head of Lanzhou Xiguoyuan Detention Center, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province

 

A Brief Report of the Incident:

 

In December 1999, Mr. Chen Duoju went to Beijing to appeal to government to stop the  persecution of Falun Gong. After he was sent back to school, the university authorities detained him for 15 days and suspended him from Lanzhou University for one year. On March 2, 2001, after returning to school, his department leaders illegally locked him up and forced him to attend anti-Falun Gong brainwashing sessions.  He managed to escaped from the police and school authorities, but was arrested in late March 2001 by police from Qilihe Police Substation of Lanzhou City.  He was later transferred to the Xiguoyuan Detention Center.

 

7. Ms. Zhang Lumin was Arrested, Placed in Criminal Detention and Dismissed from School

 

Victim:

 

Zhang Lumin, female, 22, class of '99 undergraduate student from Department of Chemical Engineering Lanzhou University, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province

 

Location of Detention and Torture:

 

1.      Lanzhou University, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province

2.      Lanzhou Dingxi Police Station, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province

3.      Lanzhou Xiguoyuan Detention Center, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province

 

Perpetrators:

 

1.      Security officers, police, leaders and teachers from Lanzhou University, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province

2.      Head of Lanzhou Dingxi Police Station, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province

3.      Head of Lanzhou Xiguoyuan Detention Center, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province

 

A Brief Report of the Incident:

 

On June 2, 2001, Ms. Zhang Lumin was arrested and put into criminal detention until June 13, 2001 in Dingxi Police Station for distributing Falun Gong materials. On June 5, 2001 the police and university security personnel ransacked her dormitory unit while she was being detained. After the University police took her back from the local police station, she was sent to the Xiguoyuan Detention Center. As a result, her rights to continue her education in Lanzhou University have been deprived ever since.

 

8. Ms. Wang Hongmei was Arrested and Forced into Having an Abortion and her Right to Education was Deprived for Practicing Falun Gong

 

Victim:

 

Wang Hongmei, female, class of '98 Ph.D. student from the Department of History Lanzhou University, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province

 

Location of Detention and Torture:

 

1.      Lanzhou University, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province

2.      Lanzhou Taoshuping Detention Center, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province.

3.      Lanzhou Xiguoyuan Detention Center, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province

 

Perpetrators:

 

1.      Security officers, police, leaders and teachers from Lanzhou University, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province

2.      Head of Lanzhou Dingxi Police Station, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province

3.      Head of Lanzhou Xiguoyuan Detention Center, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province

 

A Brief Report of the Incident:

 

On June 7, 2001, Ms. Wang Hongmei was arrested by the Lanzhou University Police because she refused to stop practicing Falun Gong. She was sent to the Taoshuping Detention Center. During her detention, she went on a hunger strike to protest her detention.  Because she was pregnant, Lanzhou University brought her back and placed her under surveillance. Since she refused to renounce Falun Gong, they sent her back to the detention center. In order to keep her in the detention center for a long detention term, police subjected her to a forced abortion. She is now detained at unit 14 in the Lanzhou City Xiguoyuan Detention Center. Her rights to continue her education in Lanzhou University have been deprived ever since.

 

9. Mr. Wan Jiqiang was Expelled from School ,Arrested, Tortured and Sent to Brainwashing Class for Appealing to the Government to Stop the Persecution of Falun Gong

 

Victim:

 

Wan Jiqiang, male, 25, a graduate student of Physics Department at Lanzhou University, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province.

 

Location of Detention and Torture:

 

1.      A Detention Center, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province

2.      A Detention Center, Beijing, Beijing Province

3.      Lanzhou University, Gansu Province

 

Perpetrators:

 

1.      Appeal Office of the State Council in Beijing, Beijing Province

2.      Beijing Police Station, Beijing Province

3.      Security officers, police, leaders and teachers from Lanzhou University, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province

 

A Brief Report of the Incident:

 

On October 27, 1999, Mr. Wan Jiqiang went to the Appeal Office of the State Council in Beijing to petition to the government to stop its persecution of Falun Gong. He was arrested there, escorted back to Lanzhou, and detained in a detention center for 15 days.  He was expelled from Lanzhou University for refusing to renounce Falun Gong.  On December 31, 2000, he again petitioned the government to stop its persecution of Falun Gong in Tiananmen Square in Beijing and was again arrested. While in the detention center, the police used various ways to torture him, including electric shocks and forcing him to remain outdoors in extremely cold weather for prolonged periods of time. Mr. Wan was then escorted back from Beijing by Lanzhou police and detained for another 15 days. After the 15-day detention ended, authorities from Lanzhou University locked him up in a basement and forced him to attend an anti-Falun Gong brainwashing class and forced him to renounce Falun Gong. To protest the treatments, Mr. Wan went on a hunger strike for three days. Officers from the university security section force-fed him. His current situation is unknown.

Type = group, Right to Education; location = Gansu,Lanzhou


     
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