Latest News From China - 10/18/2001
[Xinji City, Hebei Province] Temporary Regulations Used to Discipline Officials Who Do Not Make Efforts to Persecute Falun Gong
August 15, the Xinji City [party name omitted] Party Commission and City Government in Hebei Province have issued a classified document known as Xinfa (2001) No. 22. This document describes temporary regulations to be used in disciplining officials who have not made sufficient efforts in persecuting Falun Gong. The document was prefaced with a statement that it was written according to policies set by higher authorities.
The document listed several examples of situations in which, if they occurred in the work unit, would result in the administrative disciplining within the Party or dismissal (depending on the severity) of the official in charge. In cases in which those officials have performed adequately in the past but have experienced problems due to unforeseen circumstances, the penalty could be reduced or waived. The situations listed are as follows:
- Failure to prevent one or more practitioners in the work unit or district from going to Beijing [to appeal]. The punishment increases with the number of these practitioners.
- Loss of control of practitioners or causing practitioners to become destitute and homeless [thus losing control of them].
- Protecting practitioners and not filing reports of investigations on Falun Gong.
- Failure to force Falun Gong practitioners into giving up their practice within the given time frame.
- The appearance of leaflets in the district and the failure to immediately mitigate its influence.
- The continued appearance of leaflets in the district and the failure to immediately resolve the situation.
- Having any police station, operative unit, or police department that does not make efforts in the persecution against Falun Gong
- Having a procuratorial organization or a judicial organization which does not actively persecute Falun Gong.
- Allowing the offices of persecution against Falun Gong to damage the persecution efforts due to mistakes in executing orders or other reasons.
The city of Xinji has also enacted a regulation forcing all Falun Gong practitioners to give up their practice by the end of this year.
Analysts surmise that the issues stated in the related documents exist commonly in many regions. They are caused by the various ways in which the people oppose the persecution.
[China] Difficulties Experienced by People Assigned to Work for the "610 Office"
A work unit assigned one of its officials to temporarily assist the local "610 Office" [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] in organizing brainwashing classes. When he returned, he told his coworkers, "The assignments in the 610 Office are really tough. I only had one day off on two-day weekends and had to write work summaries every day. It was really exhausting. Many people were sent to the 610 Office to help, but no one wanted to actually do any work. Falun Gong practitioners are all steadfast. It is a waste of time and a waste of breath to try to influence them. All the people in the 610 Office are officials of rank. There are two Division level positions still open. The director of the 610 Office asked those who came to help who were at the Assistant Division level to stay and promised them that they would be promoted to Division level if they did. There were so many of us, yet no one wanted to stay. People are all very clear now that whoever stays in 610 Office will be on the "List of Vicious Persons" on the internet and will be known by everyone in the world. The political risk is too great. Besides, nowadays there are too many Falun Gong flyers and banners; there are too many to count. That job is just too tiring...."
[Beipiao City, Liaoning Province] Practitioners Fearlessly Validate Dafa in Court
October 12, Beipiao City, Liaoning Province Court opened a court session to bring five Falun Dafa practitioners to trial. All five practitioners behaved outstandingly. In the courtroom, they shouted loudly in unison that Falun Dafa is good and validated Falun Dafa with dignity. Their great behavior was very inspiring.
[Heilongjiang Province] Latest News from Heilongjiang Province
Because the practitioners from the Heilongjiang Province Changlinzi Labor Camp went on a hunger strike and were on the verge of death, the labor camp was afraid to take responsibility for their lives and released them. However, when they learned that those practitioners who were dying were now very fit and healthy, they seized those practitioners again. We urge practitioners from Changlinzi Labor Camp to be cautious.
[Henan Province] Falun Gong Practitioner Li Kangqing of Henan Province Tumor Research Institute Is Kidnapped
At noon on October 16, police forcibly seized Falun Gong practitioner Li Kangqing of Henan Province Tumor Research Institute. The scene was very shocking.
[Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] Practitioner Liang Kunhua and Her Husband in Chengdu Aerospace Industrial Institute Arrested
In September 2001, Liang Kunhua and her husband Zhou Tingyao (Party member, Senior Lecturer in Chengdu Aerospace Industrial Institute), who are both practitioners from Longquanyi District of Chengdu City (Capital of Sichuan Province), went to distribute literature that revealed the truth about Falun Dafa in the Hongqi Department Store and were discovered by a female employee of the store. The employee then seized them and called the Beigandao Police Substation to have them arrested.
The chief of the Beigandao Police Substation, Zheng Gang, was recently promoted to the position of Deputy Branch Director of the Police Department because of his special efforts in persecuting Falun Gong practitioners. A vicious police officer from that substation named Zeng Jie not only lead a group of people to search Liang's home in Longquan but also searched their daughter's home in Chengdu. They seized a lot of Dafa books and other Dafa literature. Liang and Zhou were released after being illegally detained for 15 days.
In the previous evening, officers from the same substation searched another practitioner's home near the Huadu Hotel. Practitioners Zhao Benyong and Ms. Shi have been persecuted by the Chengdu Aerospace Industrial Institute. After their home was searched, they were punished with a heavy fine and are only being paid a salary of 250 RMB per month (equal to US$30). The director of the school security section, Ma Chun, has been making attempts to restrict their personal freedom.
Beigandao Police Substation Telephone: 011-86-28-4853141
Longquan Detention Center: 011-86-28-4882924
[China] Recognize the False Kindness of Vicious Police
A few days ago, I heard about a veteran practitioner who was released from a brainwashing class and began enlightening along an evil path. Originally she had come out to validate the Fa, but she was not able to stand firm against the chief of the local police substation. She thought that he was very reasonable and would not hurt her so she went to clarify the truth to him. The fake kindness of the vicious police made her judge them incorrectly. They sent her to a brainwashing class. Upon leaving the class, she began to enlighten along an evil path due to the attachments that she was unable to relinquish. I sincerely hope that she will become clear-minded soon and return to the Fa. This incident has prompted us to be aware of the false kindness of some vicious police officers.
Once while I was being interrogated in a detention center, a local police officer came to place a female practitioner into the detention center with no legal process. That police officer asked the interrogator slyly, "Can you send her to a labor camp? She has caused so much trouble for us." He then saw me and said to me ferociously, "All 400 of you (I assume that is the number of practitioners arrested in Beijing during the period of the 2001 New Year) should be sent to Takla Makan Desert in Xinjiang, rounded up, and 'Tu-Tu-Tu' shot with machine guns! Then we would pour gasoline on you and light you up, thus you would all go to heaven!" These were the words were said to good people believing in Truthfulness, Benevolence, and Forbearance by the police who supposedly represent the government to serve the people!
Later, I met that female practitioner and she told me that the police officer was very nice to her and expressed sympathy as well as words of comfort, saying that he had no other choice but to send her to the detention center. When I told her what I saw, she suddenly became clear-minded and was able to discern the ugly faces hiding behind the false kindness. (The police officer mentioned above is from the Beijing Chaoyang District Guanzhuang Police Substation.)
At another time during the period when I was being illegally detained in the detention center, as I was being interrogated, the police officer in charge of my district came to the detention center for other matters and mentioned something about practitioner A (A was being detained in the detention center at that time also). He told the interrogator, "You have to give her some good lessons. I went to 'bainian' (a Chinese way of greeting during the New Year) to her on New Year's Eve. (His actual purpose was to monitor her.) She was in Tiananmen Square!" Later I told her the story. She said she had thought that he was not bad.
I hope fellow practitioners will not be deceived by the false kindness and not let the old forces take advantage of our benevolence to persecute us. Be sure to stand from the point of the Fa and not to give them any omissions to exploit.
[Gongzhuling City, Jilin Province] Eradicate the Evil in Gongzhuling City
In mid-November 2000, nine Falun Dafa practitioners went to Beijing to validate Dafa, 6 of them were arrested in the railway station. Among them, three were taken back from Beijing by Daling Town Police Substation, and sent to Gongzhuling City Detention Center. Presently one practitioner was illegally sentenced to forced labor reeducation and delivered to Changchun Heizuizi Prison. Another practitioner was forced to put his hands on the radiator in Gongzhuling City Detention Center, and his both hands were burnt to the point that he had huge blisters, he was then released. After his returning home, he could not do any work for several months. Other practitioners were fined 6,000 to 8,000 Yuan RMB prior to their release. Some practitioners were even arrested for hanging up Fa-rectification scrolls at home, and were charged 2,000 to 12,000 Yuan RMB.
In February 2001, one practitioner was taken to a brainwashing class, and tortured to the point of psychosis. Practitioner Zhi Guixiang refused to write the "guarantee statement to stop practicing," and had to go into hiding from the police because of this.
In July 2001, Daling Town Police Substation found a copy of the compilation of Teacher's articles in practitioner Zhi Guixiang's home, and sent her into Gongzhuling City Detention Center. One and half months later, she was illegally sentenced to reeducation through forced labor, and was delivered to Changchun Heizuizi Prison. Later her sentence was prolonged by 2 months with no reason.
At the end of August 2001, Daling Town Police Substation asked practitioners Zhang Yan and her third younger sister Zhang Baoyun, "Do you still practice (Falun Gong)?" They replied yes and were thus unjustly delivered to Gongzhuling City Detention Center. As a result, Dafa practitioner Guo Yujie had to leave home, and Zhang Yan's fourth younger sister, Zhang Yuanhang from Fantun, is also homeless.
[Chaoyang City, Liaoning Province] The Evil Conduct of Judas Sun Desheng
After practitioner Yu Xiuling was tortured to death in Chaoyang City, Liaoning Province, to thoroughly investigate the details, Dafa practitioners wanted to contact the eyewitness Sun Desheng from Longcheng District Police Department Branch for more information. While they were talking with Sun's daughter, Sun Desheng secretly sent a person to monitor them, and recorded the practitioners' vehicle plate number. As a result, the practitioners were intercepted by traffic police while transporting paper, and lost the vehicle and the paper (valued at over 40,000 Yuan RMB). At that time, the police took one practitioner's driver license, but the two practitioners on the vehicle utilized their supernormal abilities endowed by Dafa, and got away with their righteous thoughts.
Presently an emergency meeting has been conducted in the Chaoyang area, and various public security organs were mobilized to trace this practitioner's whereabouts. The police carried on questioning in transit stations, taxis and anywhere else they could think of.
Sun Desheng was once the volunteer assistant at a Falun Gong practice site in Chaoyang City before July 20, 1999, but he later joined the side opposed to Dafa. He not only imposes restraints on his youngest daughter who practices Falun Gong, but also willfully stops his second daughter who wanted to practice Falun Gong. Presently, his youngest daughter has left home and joined the mighty current of Fa-rectification. His wife has already received retribution for slandering Falun Dafa, until now she has lied in bed for over 3 months, unable to get out.
We once again warn sternly Sun Desheng and his accomplices: Don't adhere stubbornly to errors before the Great Law of the Universe; otherwise, you will generate bigger sinful karma, which you are forever unable to repay. Remember: It is the heavenly principle that good is rewarded with good and evil meets with evil, a wicked person is sure to bring destruction to himself!
[Hanchuan City, Hubei Province] Evil in Hanchuan City Detention Center
Since December 2000, Hubei Province, Hanchuan City police forcefully arrested and detained Dafa practitioners under the name of holding a so-called "study class," without going through any legal procedure. They would not even spare an elderly person who was nearly seventy years old. They frequently went to Falun Gong practitioners' homes at midnight to arrest them. Some practitioners were arrested while doing housework at home, and some were arrested while at work.
Now 16 practitioners are illegally detained in a detention center, with the longest detention lasting 9 months. Here the guards treat the practitioners as criminal inmates, frequently abusing and insulting them. They also incite the criminal inmates to beat the practitioners, and some practitioners are locked in solitary confinement for as long as over one month. Their personal freedom and the right to appeal were completely deprived, and they suffered all kinds of tribulations. These practitioners do not have any illegal activity, they are imprisoned just because they believe in "Truth, Compassion, and Tolerance," and persist in practicing Falun Gong.
The city's "610 Office" is the power behind the scenes, they implement forcible brainwashing and publicly state that they will not release practitioners and will implement indefinite imprisonment if they do not achieve the five "reformation" standards issued by the central government.
[Xinji City, Hebei Province] Seven Dafa Practitioners Illegally Sent to Labor Camps
Recently seven Dafa practitioners from Hebei Province, Xinji City, including Cheng Aizhen and Zhang Qing, were secretly taken to Shijiazhuang Labor Camp. Practitioners Chen Xibu, Zhang Qing, Cheng Aizhen, Chen Xijian, Zhang Zhe and so on were all beaten mercilessly by the "610" wicked police from the Xinji City Police Department after their arrests. According to reliable information, the wicked "610" police officers Jia Lichao, Chen Kuo and others mercilessly beat the practitioners in the "610 Office" in the evening, with windows and doors closed, after their colleagues were already off work. They even broke the thick iron rod they used sometimes to beat practitioners. It is also said that these wicked police also forcibly occupied practitioner Chen Xibu's home, and the police turned it into a place to beat practitioners.
Xinji City 610 Office telephone: 3253091, 3253092
City Politics and Law Committee telephone: 3221650, 3233013
[Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Practitioner Sun Jinhu Is Kidnapped to Hebei Province Brainwashing Center
On July 11, 2001, Shijiazhuang City Thermal Power Plant staff Sun Jinhu, while strolling around in the evening, was arrested for no reason by the waiting police from Yucai Street Police Substation in a conspiracy with the community patrol team members. Sun was forcefully delivered to Shijiazhuang City First Detention Center to be illegally detained. About two months later, Sun was released with a verdict of not guilty after failing to find any evidence against Sun. Afterwards, Yucai Street Police Substation, in conspiracy with Sun's work unit, harassed Sun many times, forcing Sun to write a "guarantee statement." On the afternoon of September 17, 2001, Yucai Street Police Substation Director Tan Jun led some police officers and kidnapped Sun from his work unit, pushed him into the police vehicle and directly sent him to the Hebei Province Brainwashing Center (the so-called "Legal System Education Center") to carry out torture on him.
[Shangqiu City, Henan Province] Sending Forth Righteous Thoughts Together to Eradicate Evil Performance of Shangqiu Henan Opera Troupe
Under the control of evil forces, Shangqiu Henan Opera Troupe actor Liu Zhonghe and others rehearsed a play slandering Dafa and Teacher, and performed in various theaters in Henan Province. At the middle of August, this group went to perform the play in Shangjie and Yingyang. Some practitioners also received admission tickets to the performance. Some of them firmly resisted by tearing the tickets on the scene; some realized that they should eliminate the evil behind it. Thereupon, the practitioners who knew this matter continued to send forth righteous thoughts in different places, to eradicate the evil. At noon, thunder was roaring and lightning was flashing, it must have been that in other dimensions the evil was being cleaned up. In the calm after the storm, the practitioners saw on the small bulletin board of the theater: "Because of rains, the bus transporting the opera troupe had an accident, and the main actor was seriously injured. We welcome the audience to watch the play with the original tickets but at a later time--the beginning of September."
Dafa practitioners sent forth righteous thoughts together: It will not be performed in September either, it will never be performed! Sure enough, in September, this opera troupe performed some other plays in a hurry, just to get it over with.