Practitioner Mr. Zhang Jieping from Chongqing City died from respiratory failure on September 5th, 2006. He died after over 4 months of torture by policemen from Baihelin Detention Centre in Shapingba District.
Mr. Zhang Jieping was a 56-year-old retired worker from Jialing Plant in Chongqing City. He started to practice Falun Dafa in May 1995. He conducted himself according to the principles of "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance." He worked very hard, and was kindhearted, honest and healthy. He had a good reputation and was well-respected at the plant.
Zhang Jieping was arrested four times after Jiang Zemin's regime began the persecution of Falun Gong in 1999. He was taken by force to the plant's brainwashing centre twice and detained at the county's detention centre twice. He was sent to the forced labour camp and detained there for 2 years. The prolonged persecution did great harm to his body and mind.
In May 2000, the Party Secretary of the plant's subsidiary company deceived him into going to the plant's brainwashing centre. There he was persecuted for one month. On November 9th, 2000, he tried to go to Beijing to appeal on behalf of Dafa. However, he was stopped at the train station by policemen from his plant and members of the 610 Office1. He was later detained at the plant's brainwashing centre, and then he was sent to the county's detention centre for four months.
On September 30th, 2001, Zhang Jieping was arrested for speaking to people about the facts of Falun Dafa at his plant. His home was searched for money and personal belongings, which were confiscated. After being tortured for a month at the county's detention centre, he was sentenced to two years of forced labour. During his detention at the Xishanping Forced Labour Camp in Chongqing City, he endured various tortures such as frequent beatings by policemen and drug addict inmates, lengthy periods of forced standing and confinement in a small room. His health suffered greatly and he lost the ability to walk.
On April 15th, 2006, he was arrested again for speaking to people about the facts of Falun Dafa. The policemen from Jingkou Police Station sent him to the county's detention centre. The policemen asked his family to sign the arrest warrant, but they refused. So, the policemen signed the form themselves and searched his home. Zhang Jieping was detained at the detention centre for over four months this time. He was not allowed to make phone calls or have his family visit. He was totally isolated from the outside world and brutally tortured. On August 29th, 2006, his son was finally allowed to visit him. He was already emaciated and paralysed. He couldn't move his hands or feet and could only speak with a weak voice. That same day, he was sent to the No.1 People's Hospital in Shapingba District. The "treatment" he received at the hospital under the close surveillance of a group of policemen did not help. Instead, his condition deteriorated quickly. He passed away at the hospital on September 5th, 2006.
Zhang Jieping was arrested and tortured several times. Each time he suffered tremendous mental and physical pain. Each time he returned home, he studied the Falun Dafa teachings diligently and practised the exercises. Each time he recovered very quickly. He was very healthy before his last arrest. He died after suffering another four and a half months of ruthless torture at the detention centre.
Organisations and people responsible:
Head of Baihelin Detention Centre in Shapinba District (last name is Pan) and Deputy Head of the detention centre Wang Jian 86-23-65313586
Shapinba District Police Department, Pre-trial Division: 86-23-65394776, 86-23-63755221
Policemen: Zhao Jiaxiang, Xie Gang, Yang Hongliang, Wang Yaheng, Wei Xin, Xiao Long, Zhang Jianxin, Chen Yang, Gao Pengju, Yang Chuan, Yang Nan, Liu Ruyu, Wu Xunlei
Shapinba District Court Chief Judge (last name is Hou), 86-23-65483244
Jinkou Police Station, Deng Bing, 86-23-13983396333
Jialin Plant Police Station, 86-23-65192463 86-23-65191218
Head of 610 Office: Luo Xiangzhi, Min Lifu, Zhang Hong
1. "The 610 office" is an agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong, with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems.
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