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Dafa Practitioners Ms. Sun Yumei and Ms. Zhang Zhigen from Zhangjiakou City Tortured to Death

June 14, 2003 |  

(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Sun Yumei from Zhangjiakou City, Hebei Province, was tortured on numerous occasions and physically devastated as a result of the persecution. She died in 2001 in Yutian County, Hebei Province.

Practitioner Ms. Zhang Zhigen was disabled as a result of the persecution at the Xuanhua Detention Center. On October 6, 2000, she went on her crutches to Beijing to validate Dafa and was again persecuted. She died on February 25, 2001.

Sun Yumei, female, 55-year-old, was a worker at Zhangjiakou City Gas Engine Factory, and lived at Heishiba, Qiaodong District.

Before Sun took up Falun Dafa, she suffered from severe kidney problems and rheumatic heart disease that had caused osteoporosis, swelling of her joints and detachment of her retina. She almost lost her eyesight as a result. Since learning Falun Dafa in September 1998, all her medical problems disappeared. After July 20 1999, when the persecution of Falun Dafa started, she went to Beijing many times to appeal. In July 2000, the police on Tiananmen Square knocked her down and she suffered severe head injuries: her head swelled, her scalp was bleeding, and she lost consciousness. Her fellow practitioners had to give her first aid. As soon as she woke up, without any treatment to her injuries, the police took her to Menkougou and detained her illegally. She was released after she went on a hunger strike. On October 27, 2000, she went to Beijing again and was arrested at Xiahuayuan by Zhajiakou City Police (Thirteen practitioners were arrested at the same time.) Li Jingyuan, the public security bureau chief was responsible for spearheading the persecution of the 13 practitioners. Directed by their superiors Yan Zhiyou, Ma Fuwei and Li Quanfu, the Criminal Police Squad of Qiaodong Public Security Subdivision deprived practitioners of sleep for one week, forced them to sit on the Tiger Bench for many days and nights, and brutally force-fed them. (For a detailed description of this and other forms of torture used in forced labor camps, see http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2001/11/24/16156.html) After jailing them for 60 days, the practitioners were covered with cuts and bruises, to such an extent that the forced labor camp refused to admit them. Ma Fuwei bribed the officials with dinners and gave them expensive gifts and the practitioners were accepted. Sun Yumei was carried into the forced labor camp because she was suffering from dropsy (severe accumulation of body fluids in tissue that causes swelling). A few days later, she was acquitted, but remained jailed by Wuyilu Police Station Chief Deng Jianmin. They only released her when her condition turned critical and her very life was in jeopardy. However, local police continued to hound her after she went home. She was forced to leave home to avoid further persecution. She died in Yutian County, Hebei Province as a result of several rounds of persecution by the police, which destroyed her physically.

Zhang Zhigen, female, 53, was an employee of Zhangjiakou City Embroidery Workshop in Hebei Province. She lived on Gongyuan Road in Zhangjiakou City. She went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong on October 24th 1999 and was arrested while doing the sitting meditation under the national flag. She was sent to Tiananmen Square Police Substation. The policemen beat her. Later, when she was sent back to Zhangjiakou City Qiaoxi Police Substation, the policemen performed a body search and confiscated more than 1000 Yuan [Chinese currency: an average urban Chinese worker's monthly wage is about 500 Yuan] cash from her illegally.

After that, she was detained twice, first for 10 days in Xuanhua Detention Center and then for 40 days in Huai'an Detention Center. They didn't release her until her family paid so-called fines of more than 10,000 and 3000 Yuan.

In April 2000, she went to Beijing to appeal again. She was illegally detained in Xuanhua Detention Center for 17 days. She went on a hunger strike for her freedom. In the meantime, her leg turned black and she could not walk, but no one took care of her. She still had to be present for roll call and be counted. Only when her leg developed black and purple dots and she had blood in her urine was she released. She was carried to Zhangjiakou No.1 Subsidiary Hospital. The doctors had to amputate one of her legs due to the delay in treatment. She became disabled. The 610 Office of Zhangjiakou City and Xuanhua Detention Center cannot shirk their responsibility for disabling Zhang.

On October 6th, 2000, Zhang Zhigen, now on crutches, took a taxi to Beijing again. She was arrested while doing meditation in Tiananmen Square. She was detained in Zhangjiakou City Shisanli Detention Center for 9 days. The warden confiscated her crutches. She had to get help from fellow practitioners for everything, including going to the washroom. To protest the illegal detention, she went on another hunger strike. When her other leg started to turn black and she was dying, the detention center notified her family to pick her up. She was sent to Zhangjiakou No.1 Subsidiary Hospital again, where she was on intravenous drip for 24 hours and then released the following day. She went home, but never recovered. On January 25th 2002, she died as a result of the torture.


610 Office of Zhangjiakou City, 86-313-2024752
Xuanhua Dentention Center: 86-313-3049162
Zhangjiakou City Shisanli Detention Center: 86-313-4021937
Wuyilu Police Station: 86-313-2012215, policeman Li Yingbin
Zhang Ke: Chief of Zhangjiakou City Mingdebei Police Substation: 86-313-8032468

Gaoyang Forced Labor Camp: 86-0312-6816458
Criminal Squad, Qiaodong District Subdivision: 86-313-2060176
Qiaoxi District Subdivision, Zhangjiakou City: 86-313-8041817
Hua'an Detention Center, Zhangjikou City: 86-313-7832977

Zhangjiakou City Public Security Bureau
Address: Hebei Province, Zhangjiakou City, Weiyi Road
Phone: 86-313-8682211
Chief: Li Jingyun
Associate Chief: Ma Fuwei

Zhangjiakou Gas Engine Factory
Address: Hebei Province, Zhangjiakou City Gas Engine Factory, Department of Equipment
Phone: 86-313-201-4990, Ext. 3620