Latest News from China - 12/22/2000
[Mainland China] Evil policemen scheme to sell the organs of jailed Falun Gong practitioners
According to insiders, some evil police officers in Mainland China are plotting with greedy doctors to consider selling the human organs of Falun Gong practitioners for huge sums of money. Needless to say, their plans are cruel and heartless to the extreme. One source indicates that a certain hospital in the city of Shijiazhuang, specializing in Chinese medicine, has received 6 such requests. Everyone, especially the families of the practitioners who are in jail, are asked to pay close attention to this development. The only way to prevent your loved ones from becoming victims to such a horrifying crime is to expose the evil deeds of the authorities.
Another source suggests that the plot might focus on those practitioners who have been detained for long periods of time without being allowed to write to or receive visits from their families. The families and friends of those practitioners are asked once again to do everything in their power to secure unconditional the release of their loved ones.
Branding Falun Gong a XX [perjorative word] does not have any legal basis. The Chinese constitution guarantees that any deed that is not listed as a crime is not against the law, and practicing Falun Gong was never listed in the Chinese constitution as a crime. Therefore, all of the ongoing persecution against Falun Gong practitioners is illegal. We should do everything we can to awaken the people of the world, and ask them to follow the law, hearts of righteousness, and their conscience to protect our kind and innocent loved ones.
[Shandong Province] Another Shandong Province Practitioner has been Persecuted to Death
Wang Wuke, from the city of Gaomi, Shandong Province, was persecuted to death while in police custody in October 2000.
[Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Practitioner Wang Bo was brutally beaten by the police in Tiananmen Square
Practitioner Wang Bo, 19, went to Tiananmen Square to hold up a Falun Gong banner and appeal for Falun Gong. She was brutally beaten by the police on the square and then thrown into a police van. After she was transported to the Tiananmen Police Station, a police officer conducted a body search and robbed 600 Yuan from her.
She is currently being held in the Shijiazhuang 1st Detention Center since December 8th). Practitioners who are being detained along with her include Huang Liping (38, female), Xing Qiying (52, female), and Liu Zongtong (male).
[Yanji Region, Jilin Province] News from the Yanji Region
In order to prevent local practitioners from going to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong during the New Year, the Yanji government forced all local practitioners to attend a "transformation" class in the Shijian Paper Mill. Several former practitioners who had been released from the labor camps after pledging to "break away" from Falun Gong gave "transformation" lectures. Among these former practitioners is the former head of the Yanji Falun Gong Assistance Center Jin Shanyu. Anyone who refused to write similar statements was forced to remain in the "class" and underwent "forceablel transformation." Those female practitioners who were especially determined were sent directly to the Changchun Hezuizi Female Labor Station.
[Changchun City, Jilin Province] Not being able to let go of my fear, I fell victim to the "transformation squad"
My name is Geng Li, and I was arrested on October 26th, 2000 for performing Falun Gong exercises on Tiananmen Square. I was first sent to the Tiebei Detention Center in Changchun, and then moved to the Hezuizi Labor Station at the end of November.
Having heard many times how terrible the Hezuizi Labor Station was, I was very afraid and felt a great deal of pressure. As soon as I entered the labor station, several people who had pledged to "break away" from Falun Gong were sent to talk to me. Some of them used Master Li's words to excuse their deeds, and some of them intentionally mixed up different concepts to confuse me. At the beginning, I knew in my heart that it was wrong to write such pledges (renouncing Falun Gong) and tried not to listen to them. Yet, because I was extremely afraid, after being hit with electric batons and being tortured with other methods during the interrogation sessions, I could not use the power of the Fa to hold on to the righteous thoughts in my heart and let go of my fear. Instead, I became even more afraid. In the end, I wrote a pledge promising to "break away" from Falun Gong. Afterwards, I felt so remorseful that I just wanted to die. At that time, several people who had already written similar pledges talked to me again and tried to use the emotions of everyday people to persuade me (that what I did was not wrong).
Because I was still very afraid and did not study the Fa enough in the past, I just could not hold on to the righteous thoughts in my mind. Gradually after listening to them all the time, my feelings began to change, and I felt that there was some merit to what they told me. I used that to excuse my action and find a way to explain the pledge I wrote. Once my feelings changed, my body immediately began to experience the illness that I had before I started to practice Falun Gong. On top of the mental anguish that I was experiencing, I felt that I had fallen seriously ill and was sent to the hospital by the guards.
Now, with help from other practitioners, I was able to escape from the hospital. After studying the Fa, I realized that I had made a huge mistake. So I decided to write down how I was "transformed," and I hope it will serve as a warning to other practitioners.
[Beijing] The crimes committed by police officers in the Yongdingmen Police Station
On October 27th, I personally witnessed how practitioners were being tortured at the Yongdingmen Police Station in Beijing. They abused a female practitioner in her 40s (who was assigned the code of F68) for a whole night. First they did everything they could to force her to tell them her name and address. (When she refused), they began to take turns beating her. One person would beat her until he was too tired to continue, and then another person would take over. They beat her deep into the night, when it began to rain outside. The four police officers, who became worn out from the beating, then peeled the jacket of the female practitioner off and brought her outside. She was only wearing one thin layer of clothing, yet they kept on throwing cold water at her until it filled her shoes. They shouted, "If you do not tell us (what your name and address are), we won't get any bonus this month." The practitioner just kept on telling them, "There are consequences for good deeds and bad deeds." The four police officers started feeling cold first and dragged her back inside. They opened up the window and forced her to stand in front of it, so that she would feel the cold air from outside. They even started a fan to blow more cold air on her, but she still refused to say anything. They continued to beat her into the next day, pausing only for breakfast, after which they resumed the beating. When they were too tired to continue, they dragged her outside to "shower" her again. The sun had started to rise by then. They still would not give up and dragged her inside to blow cold air on her again. They finally went home the next morning around 9 O'clock. The police officers that took their places finally sent the practitioner back to the detention center.
[Huining County, Gansu Province] Practitioner Wang Pengyun abused by the local authorities
Wang Pengyun, male, 28, is from the Huining County, Gansu Province. The police arrested him at the train station in Yumen City, Gansu Province for carrying a large amount of Falun Gong materials clarifying the true facts. Later, he was moved to the Wuwei City Railroad Detention Center. To protest his illegal detention, he twice held hunger strikes.
Recently, both his hands and feet have been tied to a chair, and fellow inmates are watching him around the clock. Both of his legs are completely swollen from being tied for such a period of time. Because he refuses to eat anything, the police started an IV to sustain his life.
[Beijing] Miyun Police viciously torture Falun Gong practitioners
On December 16th, a group of Falun Gong practitioners were moved from the Tiananmen Square Police Station to the Miyun Police Station. During the interrogation sessions, the police applied a variety of methods to torture those practitioners who refused to tell what their names and addresses were. On top of being beaten and kicked, the practitioners were forced to remain standing for hours at a time. Some practitioners were forced to sit on the ground with their feet pinned down by a chair. The police then stuffed their heads down to the chair as well to make it difficult for them to breathe. Some practitioners were forced to raise their hands over their heads while standing in a squatting position until they were too exhausted to continue. Some police even said, "If you do not tell us your name and address, we will get a few inmates to find a place and bury you alive. Nobody is ever going to find out anything anyway.'
Some practitioners were sent to the local detective squads for interrogation. Some police peeled off their clothes, hit them with electric batons, and whipped them with leather belts. Some police hit the practitioners with electric batons so many times that they had to recharge the electric batons three times. Some even burned the backside of the practitioners with boiling water.
[Changchun City, Liaoning Province] The guards at the Hezuizi Female Labor Station use every conceivable method to "transform" practitioners
Currently, approximately 900 practitioners are being held at the Hezuizi Female Labor Station in Changchun. It is so crowded there that there are only 2 bunk beds for every 5 people. Some are forced to sleep on the concrete floors.
Every conceivable method is used to "transform" the practitioners. When they first were thrown into the labor station, the guards often tried to gently persuade them into writing pledges to "break away" from Falun Gong. Anyone who refused to do so, however, would be hit with electric batons on the neck repeatedly. In order to "increase the intensity of the transformation," the electric batons have been upgraded from low-voltage ones to high-voltage ones.
Most of the correctional officers, from the head of the labor camp to the guards, are women. Many of them are cruel yet shifty at the same time. They often bring individual practitioners to the infirmary or the offices to torture them, while the head of the labor camp pretends to have no knowledge of it.
The following is a list of the home telephone numbers of personnel in charge of the labor station. We hope that all the kind-hearted people out there will urge them to stop committing their evil deeds.
Fan Youlan (the head of the labor station), phone #: 86-431-7697329
Yue Jun (commanding officer of the supervision division, phone #: 86-431-4638699
Lian Guangri (second-in-command of the supervision division), phone #: 86-431-7919799
Li Yin (1st Platoon correctional officer), phone #: 86-431-2749435
Liu Hu (1st Platoon correctional officer), phone #: 86-431-2713607
Yan Lifeng (1st Platoon correctional officer), phone #: 86-431- 7931582
Ren Feng (2nd Platoon correctional officer), beeper #: 86-126--5642509
Zhang Lilan (2nd Platoon correctional officer), home phone #: 86-431-5675939
Lu Qinglin (2nd Platoon correctional officer), phone #: 86-431-5648111
Fu Yufen (3rd Platoon correctional officer), phone #: 86-431-9045219
Xi Guirong (3rd Platoon correctional officer), phone #: 86-431-5104049
Shen Minglian (3rd Platoon correctional officer), beeper #: 86-126--5829274
Guan Wei (4th Platoon correctional officer), phone #: 86-431-5705043
Zhang Guimei (4th Platoon correctional officer), phone #: 86-431-7965537
Li Xiaohua (4th Platoon correctional officer), phone #: 86-431-5682402
Li Lina (5th Platoon correctional officer), phone #: 86-431-5944889
Wen Yin (5th Platoon correctional officer), phone #: 86-431-8549060
Wang Limei (5th Platoon correctional officer), phone #: 86-431-8663778
Li Tong (6th Platoon correctional officer), phone #: 86-431-5938393
Zhu Dan (6th Platoon correctional officer), phone #: 86-431-2700303
Liu Ying (6th Platoon correctional officer), phone #: 86-431-5651943
At this time, most of the practitioners who have written pledges promising to "break away" from Falun Gong in the labor station are very remorseful. Some of them went up to the guards and asked to have their pledges returned to them. As a result, these practitioners are still being detained in the labor camp, even though they have finished the terms of their sentences. They are also being denied visitation rights from their families.
[Miyun County] Villages in the Miyun County hold "transformation classes"
On December 9th, 19 practitioners from the Xitian area of the Miyun County were brought back after they were arrested for holding appeals for Falun Gong on Tiananmen Square. They were forced to attend a "transformation class" in an old, long abandoned school. While the class was in session, they were not allowed to sleep, and there was no running water, electricity or heat. In addition, their families were forced to pay for their expenses in addition to large sums of money to guarantee that they would not go to Beijing again before next July. Some of the practitioners are still being held there. Supposedly it is the major "transformation" site of the county. A vice chairman of the local public security bureau, an executive general secretary of the local Communist Party branch, and the head of the local police station are all staying there to watch over the practitioners.
[Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] The crimes committed against Falun Gong practitioners by the Hebei Information Technology Research Institute
A number of practitioners from the Information Technology Research Institute in the city of Shijiazhuang have gone to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong. Recently, the 373rd Police Station forced two practitioners to pay fines between 20,000 to 30,000 Yuan each (2 or 3 years of an average salary). In the receipts given to the practitioners, the police wrote down numbers that were 5000 Yuan less than the actual amount of each fine (presumably so that they can keep the money for themselves). They also announce that there is a 3000 Yuan reward for anyone who turns in a practitioner for posting Falun Gong flyers.
[Fengrun County, Hebei Province] Many local practitioners arrested for telling the truth about Falun Gong
In the past few days, many local Falun Gong practitioners have been arrested. The local police retrieved some of them from Beijing after they were arrested for appealing for Falun Gong. It is rumored that each family had to pay 10,000 Yuan (almost a year's worth of an average salary) to get the practitioner back from the Beijing police.
This county has also recently arrested many Falun Gong practitioners responsible for distributing materials clarifying the true facts regarding the persecution against Falun Gong. They confiscated more than a dozen copiers and arrested several veteran practitioners. As a result, the work of validating the Fa and telling the truth about Falun Gong has taken a serious hit.
[Anqiu City, Shandong Province] Summary report of local Falun Gong practitioners sent to labor camps
Li Rendong (35, male, Township of Jiage, Anqiu City) - went to Beijing three times to appeal for Falun Gong, detained 3 times, fined 30,000 Yuan, sentenced to three years at the labor camps in July of 2000.
Yang Jinbo (40, male, Township of Jiage, Anqiu City) - went to Beijing twice to appeal for Falun Gong, detained 3 times, fined 30,000 Yuan, sentenced to three years at the labor camps in July of 2000, sent back after six days for health reasons.
Gui Rong (42, female, employee of the Anqiu City Glass Factory) - went to Beijing four times to appeal for Falun Gong, detained 6 times, detained by the factory multiple times, sentenced to three years at the labor camps in October of 2000.
Yao Hexing (24, male, employee of the Yuanjingchun Textile Company) - went to Beijing three times to appeal for Falun Gong, detained three times. He was tortured while in police custody last October, causing serious damage to his right arm. He was fired from his job in August 2000 and sent to labor camps in November 2000.
Zhao Yonghong (28, female, employee of a factory in Anqiu City) - forced to attend transformation classes at the end of October. She was sent to the labor station in Zibowang Village for continuing to practice Dafa.
Wang Peizhi (50, male, Hanjiahou Village, Anqiu City) - went to Beijing twice to appeal for Falun Gong, detained five times, held at the Anqiu Township Transformation Center several times. His family has been monitored and harassed by the local police for a long time. He was arrested at the end of October for distributing Falun Gong materials clarifying the true facts and sent to the labor station at the end of November. His current condition is unknown.
Wei Guoqing (40, male, the township of Linghe, Anqiu City) - went to Beijing three times to appeal for Falun Gong, detained four times. He was forced to attend transformation classes at the end of October, and was sent to labor camps for continuing to practice Dafa.
Lu Hongxin (40, male, Linghe Township) - sent to labor camps in December of this year.
Sun Guangming (30, male, Linghe Township) - sent to labor camps in December of this year.
Su Xiaoyou (59, male, Xingshan Village, Township of Wangjiazhuangzi) - went to Beijing twice to appeal for Falun Gong, arrested and detained many times, had his home ransacked several times. In one of these occasions, the local Communist Party general secretary brought seven party members with him to confiscate all of Su's bank deposit records, cash, motorcycle, and farming equipment. Currently, Su is serving time at a labor camp.
Su Baolan (26, female, daughter of Su Xiaoyo, Zhaoge Township) - went to Beijing three times to appeal for Falun Gong, arrested and detained multiple times. She was tortured mercilessly in the Township. At the end of October, she was forced to attend transformation classes. After holding a 20-day hunger strike, she was sent to the labor station in Jinan. The labor station there refused to accept her, and she was sent to the labor station located in the Zibowang village, where she was also rejected. After being released for two days, she was again arrested and sent to another local labor station.
Yang Chunfan (male, Wangjaizhuangzi Township) - sent to labor camps in November.
Zhang Xi (male, nearly 60, Huangqibao Township, Yijia Village) - sent to labor camps in November.
Telephone directory of relevant local offices:
Anqiu City Council Office: 0536-4221044, 0536-4221660
Anqiu City Government Office: 0536-4221054, 0536-4223054
Anqiu City Police Department: 0536-4261002
Anqiu City Police Department Political Department: 0536-4267476
Anqiu City Police Department Holding Quarters: 0536-4262953
Jiage Township Communist Party Committee Office: 0536-4321001, 0536-4321100
Jiage Township Government Office: 0536-4321002
Jiage Township Police Department: 0536-4321006
Glass Factory Communist Party Office: 0536-4222924
Glass Factory Security Department: 0536-4221734
Anqiu Township Communist Party Office: 0536-4221261
Anqiu Township Government Office: 0536-4221262
Anqiu Township Police Department: 0536-4261426
Linghe Township Communist Party Office: 0536-4641126
Linghe Township Communist Party Office Fax: 0536-4641175
Linghe Township Police Department: 0536-4641106
Wangjiazhuangzi Township Communist Party Office: 0536-4750189
Wangjiazhuangzi Township Communist Party Office Fax 0536-4750207
Wangjiazhuangzi Township Police Department: 0536-4750110
Huangqibao Township Communist Party Office: 0536-4621001
Huangqibao Township Communist Party Office Fax: 0536-4621068
Huangqibao Township Police Department Office: 0536-4621021
[Anqiu City, Shandong Province] List of evil deeds committed against Falun Gong practitioners
List of persecutors:
Xing Peibin: Shandong Province Anqiu City City Council General Secretary
Li Guoxiang: Shandong Province Anqiu City City Council Assistant General Secretary
Wang Naiping: Shandong Province Anqiu City Political Council General Secretary
Guo Bukun: Shandong Province Anqiu City City Council Assistant General Secretary
Song Yungqing: Assistant Head of Shandong Province Anqiu City Police Department Liu Jinglai: Shandong Province Anqiu City Police Department Assistant Department
Head of the Political Department.
Li Huaijun: Shandong Province Anqiu City Jingzhi Township Government, in charge of "transformation classes".
Sun Ruisheng: Shandong Province Anqiu City Jingzhi Township Police Chief
Li Shudong: Shandong Province Anqiu City Jingzhi Township Policeman
List of crimes committed against practitioners:
Song Yungqing, due to his cruelty while persecuting Falun Gong practioners, has been given a Third-Class Award. Despite his small stature (not quite 1.6 meters or 5 feet 3), Song is known for his viciousness while torturing practitioners, not even letting up on the elderly.
Li Huaijun suspected that the local practitioners were planning to go back to Beijing to appeal for Dafa, so he went to the Dayuan Village in the township of Jingzhi to spy on them. When Li went to the homes of Li Yujun, Wang Quanjie, and Li Xiangfen on December 18th, he found all three homes to be locked. He then entered each person's home by jumping over the wall from the neighbor's yard, causing property damage in two of the three homes. He also harassed and terrorized the sister-in-law of Li Yujun.
Before this incident, Li Huaijun had entered private residences many times while the occupants were not there. His standard procedure was to jump over the wall from the neighbor's yard. He also often harasses and terrorizes Dafa practitioners when they are at home. One evening this summer at around 11 PM, Li and six or seven accomplices broke into the home of Li Yujun. When they found that he and his wife were not at home, they dragged his son out of bed and questioned him on his parents' whereabouts. When the child could not come up with an answer, Li Huaijun beat him. The sister-in-law of Li Yujun has also been terrorized by Li Huaijun multiple times.
[Weifang City, Fangzi District] Report on the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners
Practitioners who have been sent to labor camps:
Wang Weihua (45, female) - Arrested for distributing Falun Gong truth-clarifying material at the end of September, sentenced to three years at the labor camps at the end of October.
Zhao Wenming (26, male, Meicun Township) - Sentenced to three years at the labor camps in June.
Zhang Yuqing (45, male, Cheliuzhuang Township) - Sentenced to three years at the labor camps for going to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong in July.
Zhang Suzhen (42, female, Cheliuzhuang Township) - Sentenced to three years at the labor camps for going to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong in July.
Ding Li (32, male) - Arrested for distributing Falun Gong truth-clarifying material at the end of September, and sentenced to three years at the labor camps at the end of October.
Li Xuewei (34, male) - Arrested for distributing Falun Gong truth-clarifying material at the end of September, and sentenced to three years at the labor camps at the end of October.
Zhang Fang (58, female) - Arrested for distributing Falun Gong truth-clarifying material at the end of September, and sentenced to three years at the labor camps at the end of October.
Wang Sumei (57, female) - Arrested for distributing Falun Gong truth-clarifying material at the end of September, and sentenced to three years at the labor camps at the end of October.
Li Youqin (32, female) - Arrested for distributing Falun Gong truth-clarifying material at the end of September, and sentenced to three years at the labor camps at the end of October.
Liu Aixia (32, female) - Arrested for going to Beijing in the beginning of October to appeal for Dafa, and sentenced to three years at the labor camps at the end of October.
Practitioners who have been detained for long periods of time:
Feng Yanqin (56, female) - a retired worker from the Fangzi district education board. She has been detained in the local detention center since July 20th of last year. During this period of 17 months, she has been able to go home for a total of less than 90 days. She has endured many forms of abuse, and she has received a total of 400 Yuan of pension.
Crimes committed in the Fangzi district
Wang Chuanfeng, the head of state security in the district, led a team of policemen named Shao Weihua, Sun Yaoxin, Hao XX, among others, in the torture of Wang Weihua. When Wang fainted from the beatings, they revived him by splashing him with water. Even though there were numerous wounds covering his entire body, they accused him of "feigning death". Later, they sent him to the labor station. In addition, they also confiscated Wang's computer and printer, among other things, and fined him more than 20,000 Yuan.
Shao Weihua: Assistant Leader of the State Security Team of Fanzi District, one of the ringleaders of the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners.
Sun Yaoxin: Member of the State Security Team of Fanzi District, one of the lieutenants of the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners.
Li Chuansheng: Member of the State Security Team of Fanzi District.
Li Jingwei: Guard at the Fanzi District Detention Center.
Guo Qijun: Guard at the Fanzi District Detention Center.
Wang Dongsheng: Guard at the Fanzi District Detention Center.
Zhao Xinkun: General secretary of the Fanzi District Fanzi Street Council. He is infamous for his vicious persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. Good and evil deeds will have their consequences in the end - Zhao was involved in a traffic accident on November 27th and slipped into a coma three days later.
Telephone directory of relevant local offices:
Fanzi District Local Government Office: 0536-7606251
Fanzi District Communist Party Office: 0536-7606582
Fanzi District Visitation Departmen: 0536-7606682üC7606391
Fanzi District Police Department: 7602751
Fanzi District Detention Center: 7661975
Mucun Township Local Government Office: 7691001
Mucun Township General Secretary Office: 7691168
Mucun Township Police Department: 7691010
Gouxi Township Communist Party Office: 7609314
Gouxi Township Local Government Office: 7609313
Gouxi Township Police Department: 7609323
Cheliuzhuang Township Communist Party Office Phone: 7677001üCFax: 7677007
Cheliuzhuang Township Local Government Office: 7677002üC7677008
Cheliuzhuang Township Police Department: 7677110
[Zhucheng City, Shandong Province] Report of Dafa practitioners being persecuted
List of practitioners sent to labor camps:
Zhong Zhaoying (48, female, employee of the local textile factory) - sentenced to three years at labor camps
Xian Fengju (58, female, Chengguan Township) - sentenced to three years at labor camps.
Zhang Zelan (45, female, Chengguan Township) - sentenced to three years at labor camps.
Liu Peihong (35, male, Chengguan Township) - sentenced to three years at labor camps.
Liu Peiliang (35, male, brother of Liu Peihong, Chengguan Township) - sentenced to three years at labor camps.
Liu Shuhua (33, female, Chengguan Township) - sentenced to three years at labor camps.
Zhu Zhenhua (59, male, retired construction worker) - sentenced to three years at labor camps.
Wang Yulan (47, female, employee of an export company) - sentenced to three years at labor camps.
Xie Shubin (35, female, employee of an export company) - sentenced to three years at labor camps.
Zhuang Shufeng (37, female, employee of an export company) - sentenced to three years at labor camps.
Yang Zhonghong (35, female, employee of an export company) - sentenced to three years at labor camps.
Evil deeds committed against Falun Gong practitioners:
Wang Fuhe is the assistant head of the Zhucheng City detention center and the murderer of Yang Guizhen. On October 11th of 2000, Yang Guizhen was forcibly removed from her home and brought to the detention center. Because she refused to sign her detention certificate, Yang Guizhen was beaten and tortured repeated by Wang Fuhe. Wang used every method at his disposal to torture and beat Yang, until she died on October 17th. During this time, when Wang Fuhe became tired from beating Yang Guizhen, he instructed a prisoner, Zhao Fengyi, to continue the beating. Zhao struck her repeatedly about the head, chest, legs with a rubber hose, while Wang was shouting encouragement, "Beat her, and beat her again! If she dies, I will take responsibility!" Yang fell to the ground unconscious, and Wang simply handcuffed her to a chair in the interrogation room. In the morning of October 17th, Yang Guizhen passed away.
Zhao Fengyi is a convict currently serving time in the detention center. In addition to beating Yang Guizhen to death, he has also been responsible for the brutal beatings of other detained Dafa practitioners.