The Persecution of Tangshan News Broadcaster Wang Jianhui

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Falun Gong practitioner Wang Jianhui was the host of a morning news programme on the Economics and Life Channel of Tangshan People's Broadcasting Station. He has been recognised as a "First Class Broadcaster," yet for telling people about the beauty of "Truth, Compassion, and Forbearance" of Falun Dafa, has suffered numerous tribulations. To this day, he is still being held in detention.

In 1998, Wang Jianhui started practising Falun Gong. He has been holding himself to the standards of "Truth, Compassion, and Forbearance" ever since. Through practising Falun Gong, his chronic illnesses were healed, and he got rid of his ill temper, becoming an easygoing person, which harmonised his family life.

When the persecution of Falun Gong started, Wang went to Beijing to appeal to the government, and he was abducted to Tangshan City No.1 Detention Centre for one year of detention. At the end of 2000, he went to Beijing to appeal to the government, after he came back, he ended up being detained at his workplace. Later he was detained in the No.4 cell in No.2 Detention Centre in Tangshan City, where he continued studying the Falun Dafa teachings and doing the exercises, along with other practitioners resisting the persecution. Later he was transferred to No.12 cell, where he went on hunger strike for 29 consecutive days. He was force-fed many times.

Wang was detained for several months after his sentence was up. Between July and August 2001, Sun Shiji, the President of Tangshan City Broadcasting Bureau (who is also the current President of the Culture Bureau) joined up with the 610 Office1, and transferred him to the notorious Tangshan City Hehuakeng Forced Labour Camp for detention and further persecution. It was at that time, during the peak of persecution, that authorities set up a special place where many instruments of torture and other violent means were used to brainwash practitioners. Many other biased and evil theories were used to try and force Dafa practitioners to give up cultivation. As a result, many Dafa practitioners were shocked with electric batons, tied up with the "Killer Rope"2 technique, beaten while being hung up, beaten by groups of people, and deprived of sleep. Wang was taken to the boiler room and beaten by a group of people. He was tied up with the "Killer Rope" technique. Usually the four limbs are tied so tightly with a rope that it cuts into the flesh and after only five minutes the victims' limbs are injured. It took almost a whole year for the marks left on Wang shoulders to disappear.

Wang also suffered from being shocked with electric batons, was deprived of sleep and suffered other tortures. Later he was transferred from the No.1 Class of No.6 Team and No.3 Team. At that time, there were six teams in Hehuakeng Forced Labour Camp, of which No.6 Team was responsible for a special class that every practitioner had to go through. At that time, the team leader of No.6 Team was Li Weiping. The political instructor was Gang Yongjing (this police officer was transferred to another workplace to continue being in charge of persecuting Falun Gong). There was also police officer Wang Yulin; later Wang Ying, and Li Xiaozhong were also transferred to No.6 team. All these police officers have committed huge sins in their persecution of Dafa practitioners. At No.3 team, there were mainly practitioners there who got out of the special class. They were forced into hard labour and were continuously forced to express their thoughts and listen to material and watch videotapes defaming Dafa. In the summer of 2002, Wang went on a hunger strike to resist the persecution. Wardens sent him to No.6 team and punished him with the "Stretching Bed." The "Stretching Bed" is a torture instrument in which a person is tied spread-eagle to a bed. This is a cruel punishment, the person who suffers from it not allowed to get off the bed to use the toilet. Not being able to move ones body for long periods of time causes great unendurable pain even if one were not on a hunger strike.

At the end of 2002, when his sentence was up, his company took Wang back, but he wasn't allowed to go home. People from Tangshan Broadcasting Bureau intended to send him to the brainwashing centre to continue being persecuted. Later they decided to detain him at Tangshan Broadcasting TV Tower (Located at Dachengshan), and have someone watch him for a year. In order to try to force him to give up Dafa, the management in his workplace put a lot of pressure on him from every aspect. They even tried to destroy his marriage. In his wife's workplace, a secretary of the Party attempted to force her to divorce him. He even implied that if she agreed, she would be promoted. He shamelessly made remarks referring to her remarrying after a divorce. In addition, Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officers deprived his brother-in-law of the opportunity to be admitted into the army.

In October 2003, people from Wang's company abducted him to the brainwashing centre again (located at Tangshan City Textile University). Back then, the President of the Broadcasting Bureau was Li Qingshan, and the Vice-President was Xiong Guoxiang. In order to resist the persecution, he went on hunger strike. A few days later, Wang's family received notification saying that he had been sent to a brainwashing centre in Shijiazhang. Police officers from the brainwashing centre warned him saying, "If you don't say that you will stop practising, I will give you a few injections, causing you to develop mental problems, and I will say that it is the result of your practising Falun Gong. If that doesn't work, I will send you to a place where nobody, not even you, will know where you are!"

In early 2004, after Wang came back, it was arranged he should work in the office of the Economics and Life Channel of Tangshan People's Broadcasting Station, however no longer as a reporter.

On the evening of March 14th, 2006, when Wang was handing out leaflets exposing the persecution, he was abducted by people from Hebei Technology Institute, and was detained at his workplace. On the afternoon of March 15th, he was transferred to Tangshan City Lubei Police Bureau, where he was detained for one month. It was known that a police officer from Jianshelu Police Station in Lubei District of Tangshan City participated in this crime.

On April 13th, 2006, Li Qingshan who is the President of Tangshan City Broadcasting Bureau, and Zhu Defa who is the Vice-President, ganged up with Chen Hong, who is the team leader of the National Security Team in Bei District of Tangshan Road, and sentenced Wang to the Shijiazhuang Forced Labour Camp without notifying his family. Wang Jianhui is still under detention, and his situation is unknown.

Under such persecution, Wang still said to his family, "The persecution of Falun Gong has been initiated by only a few high level members of the CCP. Many participants are not aware of the truth at all; they just assist in the horror. It's so pitiful! They are also victims. I want them to know the truth as well, so that they won't be deceived any more, and will stop persecuting us. I am only thinking of what's best for them."

For people who have committed crimes, have you heard Wang's voice?

I hope people will give a hand, and rescue and support Wang Jianhui. We hope that he will be free soon!

The following is a list of people who participated in persecuting Wang Jianhui:

Responsible people at Tangshan City Broadcasting Bureau:

Li Guoqing, President: 86-315-2832266 (Office), 86-315-2212266 (Home)

Xiong Guoxiang, Vice-President: 86-315-2846303 (Office), 86-315-2047865 (Home)

Dong Qiang, Vice-President: 86-315-2816931 (Office), 86-315-2853160 (Home)

Lu Huijun, Economics Channel person in charge: 86-315-2858766 (Office), 86-315-2332598 (Home)


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.

2. Killer Rope: The rope is first looped around the neck, and both ends are then tucked underneath the victim's armpits. The rope is then wrapped around the arms several times, and then the two ends are brought together in the back and tied off. Finally the knot is lifted straight up, causing excruciating pain in the wrists, arms, shoulders and neck.

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