Summary of Key Persecution Facts:Name: Cheng Shouxiang (程守祥)Gender: MaleAge: 53 Address: Hegang City, Heilongjiang Province
Date of Most Recent Arrest: October 3, 2012
Most recent place of detention:
Hulan Prison (呼兰监狱)
City: Harbin
Persecution Suffered:
Detention, forced labor, force-feeding, brainwashing, sitting on small bench for a long time, sleep deprivation, beatings, insults, slapping face, electric shock, hung up by handcuffs, home ransacked, illegal sentencing and imprisonment

An October 2012 article on the Minghui website stated that “Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Cheng Shouxiang from Hegang City, Heilongjiang Province was arrested by police from the Hegang Police Department Xiangyang Branch and Hongjun Police Station. The Xiangyang District Court illegally sentenced him to seven years in 2013. He is now detained at Hulan Prison. This is the 2nd time he had been sentenced. He also had been incarcerated twice in a forced labor camp.”

The persecution endured by Mr. Cheng has continued. He is now in prison after having served four terms of forced labor.

Hard Labor Two Detention Centers in 2000; Sentenced to Forced Labor in 2002

After the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) banned Falun Gong on July 20, 1999, Mr. Cheng went to Beijing to petition for justice for Falun Gong. He was arrested on his way to Beijing, in Harbin, and taken back home.

He went to Beijing to appeal for the right to practice Falun Gong in February 2000. He was arrested in Beijing and taken to the No. 2 Detention Center in Hegang. He was later transferred to the No. 1 Detention Center in Hegang and detained for over six months.

At the detention center he was tortured and forced to perform hard labor. Given the damp prison cell, he came down with scabies on his entire body suffered unbearable itching.

Under orders of Zhang Xingfu, the Party Secretary of Hegang City, police initiated a large scale arrest on April 20, 2002, for clarifying the truth about Falun Gong to people.

Mr. Cheng was one of the more than 500 detained practitioners. At the No. 2 Detention Center in Hegang, he went on a hunger strike to protested the persecution.

Many practitioners, including Mr. Cheng, were forced to move steel poles for five days. He also was force fed with salted porridge. He was sentenced on April 30, 2002 to two years at the Hegang Forced Labor Camp.

At the Hegang Forced Labor Camp, he was tortured, with methods such as sitting on a small stool, sleep deprivation and beatings. He also was forced to perform labor.

Guard Cao Jinglai told Mr. Cheng to curse at and beat other inmate. He refused and therefore Cao slapped his face over a dozen times.

Sentenced to Three Years of Forced Labor Again in 2005

Mr. Cheng Shouxiang and his wife went to the No. 2 Road of Xiangyang District to attend a Fa experience sharing conference in September 2005. Over 50 Dafa practitioners were arrested at that time, including Mr. Cheng and his wife. His wife was detained at the Hegang No. 2 Detention Center for several months and was released later to take care of their child.

He was sentenced to three years forced labor and taken to the Suihua Forced Labor Camp. He refused to renounce Falun Gong and therefore was tortured. He was shocked with an electric baton. Additionally, he was beaten while being hung up. He refused to transform and was released after three years.

Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison in 2013

Mr. Cheng was released from Suihua Forced Labor Camp and returned home in 2008. He only had a few teeth left and looked emaciated. It took two years for him to recover from the torture.

Police from the Hongjun Police Station and Hegang Police Department Xiangyang Branch arrested him in the afternoon of October 1, 2012, at his parents home. They ransacked his parents' home.

The Xiangyang District Court held a secret court hearing in 2013. The court could not come to a verdict due to lack of evidence. However, the Hongjun Police Station of Xiangyang Branch continued to fabricate materials and the Xiangyang District Court sentenced Mr. Cheng to seven years in Hulan prison, based on falsified documents in 2013.

A Well-thought off and Good Person

Mr. Cheng Shouxiang, is a mechanic in the Electric Division of the Xingshan Mine of He Mine Group.

He accepted the mistake of a electrician without betraying him, resulting in a 500 {[yuan}} fine to him.

In the forced labor camp shared his bed cover with another practitioner in 2002.He treated others well, showed filial piety and is a good husband and father. He is recognized as a good person by his neighbors and colleagues.