Latest News from China - 10/05/2001
- [Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] Military Region Persecutes Family of Falun Dafa Practitioners
- [Shandong Province] Practitioners Hang out Two Huge Dafa Banners
- [Chaoyang City, Liaoning Province] Persecution Escalates
- [Yantai City, Shandong Province] Dafa Practitioners: Be Cautious about Spies
- [Yantai City, Shandong Province] Female Practitioner Tortured to Vomit and Excrete Blood
- [Liaoning Province] No. 12 District of Liaoning 2nd Jail Illegally Detains 11 Dafa Practitioners
- Practitioners in China: Pay Attention to Safety in the Current Complex Environment
1. [Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] Military Region Persecutes Family of Falun Dafa Practitioners
Last July, when the persecution of Falun Gong reached its most vicious stage, Chengdu City was hit by the worst heat wave in its history.
One day during this period, some ruffians from Chengdu Military Region and the City's Public Safety Bureau drove several military trucks and police cars to the home of Xiao He and her family, who are all Falun Gong practitioners. More than twenty of these thugs thoroughly searched and videotaped every single item in the family's two shabby rooms, including the toilet in the bathroom, the pot for pickled vegetables, and every scrap of paper. Although they searched everywhere, they could not find the Dafa materials that they were looking for, and their raid ended in disappointment.
Angry at their failure to find anything incriminating, they arrested Xiao He and her husband without cause, and illegally held them in a detention center for a month.
Xiao He's family consists of four people. Her two children are top students in their classes, and her husband formerly bore the title of "Excellent Party Member."
Since July 20, 1999 (when the Chinese government outlawed Falun Gong), this family has never gone to Beijing to appeal, but have continued to practice at home. Then, last winter, the Chengdu Military Region dismissed Xiao He's husband from the Party, fired the couple from their work unit, and forced them to move out of their home (which belonged to the work unit). Because they could not afford to buy their own house and their two children were in school, Xiao He appealed to her work unit to allow them to move out after the winter when they could find a living place. But her appeal was denied, and the family was forced to move out.
Xiao He's family is good. Her husband is honest and diligent, and was a respected and devoted official of high rank. According to the neighbors, the family's persecutors found no brand name clothes, and the furniture was very modest. They condemned the couple for their lower income status, which had rendered them (the persecutors) profitless in ransacking the family's home.
2. [Shandong Province] Practitioners Hang out Two Huge Dafa Banners
On October 1, practitioners in a city of Shandong Province went to the downtown area and hung two huge banners, which said, "Falun Dafa is Good," and "Falun Dafa is the Righteous Way." They also put up several five-meter long (over six yards) wall scrolls. Many people saw this magnificent scene.
3. [Chaoyang City, Liaoning Province] Persecution Escalates
After practitioner Yu Xiuling was tortured to death by the Longcheng Public Safety Bureau of Chaoyang City, Liaoning Province, the state public safety branch again called a meeting of all the heads of the public safety bureaus in different cities, in an effort to persecute Dafa more rigorously and also to find the source of Dafa materials. As of the present time, many practitioners have been illegally arrested (the exact number is still under investigation).
4. [Yantai City, Shandong Province] Dafa Practitioners: Be Cautious about Spies
A spy named Shi from Weifang area, 63-years-old, pretended to distribute Dafa materials in Weihai City and Yantai City and mislead many practitioners. Some of them were not sufficiently guided by Fa principles in their thoughts and actions, thereby allowing Shi to deceive and betray them. As a result, four practitioners were arrested and detained in the Xinglong Police Station, but they were released due to lack of evidence. Dissatisfied, Shi reported them to the 610 office (a bureau specifically created by the Chinese government to persecute Falun Gong. It has absolute power over each level of administration in the Party, as well as over the political and judiciary branches), and the practitioners were arrested again.
Thus we remind Dafa practitioners to scrupulously follow the Fa, and take every step well in the Fa-rectification process.
5. [Yantai City, Shandong Province] Female Practitioner Tortured to Vomit and Excrete Blood
Recently the police arrested Dafa practitioner Liang Yan (female) secretly and tortured her, causing her to vomit and excrete blood. They had to send her to the hospital for emergency treatment. The details are still under investigation. Also, several Dafa practitioners were arrested while posting literature that clarifies the truth in the Shangchen and Qishan areas. They are currently detained in the confinement center.
6. [Liaoning Province] No. 12 District of Liaoning 2nd Jail Illegally Detains 11 Dafa Practitioners
Yan Haizhi, illegally sentenced to 4 years in jail;
Jiang Hulin, illegally sentenced to 4 years in jail;
Song Guolin, illegally sentenced to 3 years in jail;
Wang Zhicheng, illegally sentenced to 3 years in jail;
Li Xiangming, illegally sentenced to 3 years in jail;
Cao Liming, illegally sentenced to 3 years in jail;
Wei Xinhua, illegally sentenced to 4 years in jail;
Liu Mingjie, illegally sentenced to 3 years in jail;
Li Shangshi, (information about him is not provided in the original article);
Cong Zhongxiao, illegally sentenced to 3 years in jail;
Zhen Shijie, illegally sentenced to 3 years in jail.
7. Practitioners in China: Pay Attention to Safety in the Current Complex Environment
Beijing practitioner Maomao (pseudonym), originally named Zuo Bo (male), recently began seeing a "girlfriend." She told him she had been a practitioner as well, but had been in a brainwashing class not long before and had written a statement renouncing Falun Gong. She said she later realized she did wrong in this, and made a solemn declaration of her faith in Dafa. Because she was persecuted and could not go home, she moved into Maomao's house to lodge there (Maomao did not live at home).
In early September, Maomao planned to resign from his job and go out to do some Fa-related work, but just before he left Beijing, he and his "girlfriend" were both arrested. Later the "girlfriend" was released, because she told the police that she was no longer a practitioner. This woman is now in possession of Maomao's belongings, and is contacting other practitioners using his address book and cell phone. Her name is unknown.