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Wife Tortured to Death, Husband Missing, Child Placed in Orphanage  
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Wang Xiaodong, a 34-year               Liu Xifeng, Wang’s                        Their son, Liu Xiang, is

    -old middle school teacher,              husband, is missing                   11 years old and currently

was tortured to death.                                                                            living at the Shenzhen

                                                                                                Orphanage

 

Falun Gong practitioners Mr. Liu Xifeng and Ms. Wang Xiaodong were originally from Northeast China. They were both Shenzhen Nantou Middle School teachers, and they had a son named Liu Xiang, who is now 11 years old. They had a loving family, but Jiang Zemin and his faction began persecuting Falun Gong and thus tore this family apart.

 

After the persecution of Falun Gong started on July 20, 1999, Mr. Liu went to Beijing to appeal for an end to the injustice thrust upon the Falun Gong practitioners. In order to avoid the police who were attempting to stop Falun Gong practitioners from appealing, he walked to Beijing, which took him 45 days. He suffered much from the trip. His feet became swollen from walking and he couldn't wear any shoes.

 

In 2000, police detained and sentenced Mr. Liu’s wife, Ms. Wang, to two years in a forced labor camp for appealing for Falun Gong in Beijing. She underwent extreme torture in the Nanshan Detention Center and later in the Sanshui Forced Labor Camp. She suffered a mental breakdown from the torture and was released for treatment. When she was released, she resumed her practice of Falun Gong, and she healed quickly.

 

For their appeals in Beijing, the couple was fired from their school. To avoid being harassed by police, they went into hiding. Their son's education, therefore, was greatly disrupted.

 

Around January 2002, Mr. Liu and fellow practitioners fell into a trap set by the Chinese National Security Bureau. The police arrested them in Buji, Shenzhen. The section chief of Shenzhen National Safety Bureau, Xiao Shizhong, ordered and even instructed police to torture him. Mr. Liu was later brought to Shenzhen City Armed Police Hospital (also known as Guangdong Province Border Patrol Armed Police Hospital), which is the designated medical institution for the Shenzhen “610 Office.”[1]  For more than one year, dozens of Falun Gong practitioners who had been on hunger strikes to protest the persecution were kidnapped to this place, injected and force-fed.

 

At around noon on March 22, 2002, Mr. Liu Xifeng, who was on hunger strike, was taken against his will to room 301 of the first section of the Internal Medicine Department to be force-fed. The section chief, Xiao Shizhong, shouted in the corridor, "Let's puncture this pig to death. Let's do a human body experiment. Whoever wants to learn can come!" Thus, the tube insertion was performed by the security guards Zhang and Tang Jianfeng who were non-medical personnel from Shenzhen City Longgang Security Firm. The improper procedures caused Mr. Liu to have trouble breathing; his whole body twitched and his life appeared to be in danger. As a result, the officers had to put him on a cardiac monitor to perform an emergency rescue. Doctor Liu who was on duty (female, over 40 years old) prescribed an IV drip in both arms. During this critical moment, rather than allowing a professional nurse to administer the IV infusions, security guards Zhang and Tang Jianfeng once again insisted on learning to insert the injection needle. Head nurse Liu Min approved and instructed on-duty nurse Geng Jie to teach them how to do the insertion. These two security guards punctured Liu Xifeng's two hands and arms over twenty times, breaking blood vessels in many places. This went on for more than ten minutes. Then Liu Xifeng started to show severe, irregular heartbeats, difficulty in breathing and his whole body began to go into seizure.

 

Mr. Liu suffered another round of torture at about 1:30 p.m. on March 30, 2002, in room 329 of the Internal Medicine Department. The police force-fed Mr. Liu high proof alcohol through a nasal tube twice in order to torture him. Mr. Liu had not been eating or drinking for 16 days. Police officer Wang Wei took out four sets of handcuffs, cuffed Mr. Liu's two hands and feet respectively to a bed and injected a full syringe of alcohol into the nasal feeding tube. Later, security guard Song Shichao and another person from the Longgang Security Firm injected twice the amount of alcohol they had forced into him the first time. In less than one hour, they inserted the tube through his nose twice and injected the alcohol twice. After the second time when they pulled out the tube, it was covered with Mr. Liu’s blood.

 

Fortunately, Mr. Liu Xifeng successfully walked out of the hospital and regained his freedom when the prison guards who monitored him fell asleep.

 

On September 22, 2002, Mr. Liu and his wife, Wang Xiaodong, were arrested again.

 

Currently, no one knows the whereabouts of Mr. Liu. The police tortured Wang Xiaodong to death after she went on a 4-month hunger strike in the Shenzhen Nanshan Detention Center. It is said that the police sent their 11-year-old son to the Shenzhen Orphanage.

 

 



[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.

 

type=Case, Children; type=Case, Death; type=Case, Family; type=Labor Camp, Sanshui Forced Labor Camp; type=Detention Cener, Nanshan Detention Center; location=Guangdong, Shenzhen;


     
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