Daughter Died Due to Persecution, Mother Sentenced to Forced Labor Again (Photo)

Around 10:00 a.m. on August 21, 2008, several officers from the Jiadong Police
Station, Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province arrested fifty-eight-year-old practitioner
Ms. Chen Xiuling. Then they ransacked Ms. Chen's home and seized her new
TV, DVD player, more than a thousand yuan
in cash, her Residence Permit booklet, identification card, wage card, bank
cards, bicycle keys, and other important items.

Ms. Chen Xiuling was later sentenced to one and a half years of forced labor.
She is now imprisoned at the Jiamusi City Forced Labor Camp. This is Ms. Chen's
third time in a forced labor camp. In recent years, even when she is not in a
forced labor camp, members of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) frequently
harass her. Ms. Chen has been harassed ever since the CCP's persecution of Falun
Gong began.

Miss Chen Ying – Victim of Persecution

Back in 1999, Miss Chen Ying, Ms. Chen's daughter, became the first victim to
die from the persecution in Jiamusi City. Miss Chen Ying was the freshman class
vice-chairman in the high school section of the Shuren Middle School, Jiamusi
City. Her conduct and academic achievement were excellent. She loved calligraphy
and received many calligraphy honors. She won the first prize in calligraphy on
Youth Day, May 4th, 1999. Then on July 19, 1999, her school
recognized her with the Good Student Award. On July 22, 1999, the third day
after the CCP began the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners, Miss Chen Ying
went to the State Council Appeal Office to appeal for the right to practice
Falun Gong. She was subsequently arrested. On August 16, 1999, while in custody,
she was taken back to Jiamusi City by train. On the train, the police beat her,
threatened her, insulted her, handcuffed her to the baggage rack. She was given
only half of a bun and half a bottle of water. When she was allowed to move
around, for example to use the restroom, the officers followed her and would not
allow her any privacy. She had to leave the door open in the restroom. Miss Chen
Ying would not endure any further humiliation, so when she finished using the
restroom, she shut the bathroom door. Then, at 2:34 p.m. Miss Chen jumped from
the train at the 280 kilometer mark of the Beijing-Qinhuangdao Line. Political
commissar Li (first name unknown) from the Jiamusi City Police Department, the
head of the No. 2 train crew and another person took Miss Chen to the Fengrun
District Hospital, located in Tangshan City, Hebei Province. Around 6:00 p.m.,
while Miss Chen was still in coma, commissar Li said, “Remove the oxygen
– if looks like (she) won't survive.” They took her straight to the
Fengrun Crematory that same night. On August 19, 1999, the CCTV news reported
that Miss Chen Ying from Shuren Middle School, Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang
Province, “who had been absent-minded and had tried to commit suicide many
times, died after jumping from a train when her family was distracted.”

Not too long after her daughter died, Ms. Chen Xiuling was detained at the
Jiamusi City Detention Center in March, 2000. On March 17, 2001, Ms. Chen was
imprisoned in the Jiamusi City Forced Labor Camp. She was released on January
25, 2002.

On March 12, 2003, police from the Jiadong Police Station searched Ms. Chen's
home and detained her at the detention center for 22 days. On April 2, 2003, Ms.
Chen was taken to the Jiamusi Forced Labor Camp for three years of forced labor.
Ms. Chen was subjected to brainwashing immediately after she was imprisoned at
the forced labor camp. She suffered the painful torture known as “back
handcuff.” She was forced to sit on the ceramic tile floor, with her hands
handcuffed behind her back and attached to a bed; and, she was not allowed to
use restroom. On July 22, 2003, Ms. Chen suffered “back handcuff”
again because she refused to denounce Falun Gong in writing. During her
imprisonment, her weight dropped from 130 lbs to below 110 lbs.

Since May 2008, police from the Jiadong Police Station, Dongfeng Police
Department, Jiamusi City have arrested many practitioners in addition to Ms.
Chen Xiuling. These practitioners include Mr. Li Ronghong, Ms. Cai Chunmei, Ms.
Wu Xiujie, and Mr. Wu Shuangli.

Related article: http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2001/1/9/5327.html

September 23, 2008

Posting date: 5/Oct/2008
Original article date: 23/Sep/2008
Category: News from China


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