Latest News from China - 10/20/2001
[Shandong Province] A Kind-Hearted Vice Director of a Police Station Said, "(The Persecution of Falun Gong is) Too Evil."
A Falun Dafa practitioner went to visit his relatives in Shandong Province prior to the last Spring Festival (January 24, 2001). One of the relatives was vice director of a police station. The relative said, "One day the director asked me to arrest Falun Dafa practitioners and to take them to the mental hospital. I was reluctant." He witnessed that the Falun Dafa practitioners who were escorted to the hospital were injected with a drug that made them lose consciousness. When some practitioners awoke, the police asked, "Will you continue to practice Falun Gong?" When a practitioner said, "Yes," he/she was injected with another dose of drugs. Upon seeing this incident, the relative angrily said, "This is too cruel! The police do not have any humanity! The XX Party is too evil!" Later, he told the practitioner, "I want to resign. I cannot work for the XX party any more."
[Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Evil Forces Become Rampant
On the eve of September 28, 2001, the police arrested five Falun Dafa practitioners in an apartment in Kaida residential area at 300 Gongnong Road, Shijiazhuang City. The police surrounded the apartment, knocked on the door, and intruded into the room once the door was opened. They forcibly arrested all the people present on the spot and took away all materials. One of those arrested was Zhao Lishan (male), a writer from the Hebei Province Literary Association. Later, Zhang Lingjiang, the spouse of Dafa practitioner Yu Jingxia (female), drove to that area for business, but he was illegally detained, along with his car, in Dongli Police Station, Qiaoxi District, Shijiazhuang City. Zhang Lingjiang was released two days later, but the police retained his car. Later, one practitioner (name undisclosed) went to the apartment to visit the others. The policemen on duty were hiding nearby and they arrested and detained him in Dongli Police Station. It was heard that 30-40 police were dispatched, as if faced with a formidable enemy.
Later, it was learned that Dafa practitioner Zhao Lishan was illegally detained in Xinhua District Police Department, Shijiazhuang City. A few days later, his son, Zhao Liang was illegally detained for four days without any reason. Nobody knows the whereabouts of Dafa practitioner Yu Jingxia and her husband Zhang Lingjiang. Recently, police called in and interrogated the couple's 11-year-old child, Zhang Lu, to find out the couple's whereabouts. Zhao Zhibin, the director of Dongli Police station, and Liu Jianguo, the political instructor extorted the owner (not a Falun Dafa practitioner) of the house and his family for money by detaining him as a hostage. At last the police extorted 10,000 RMB Yuan (about one and a half years' income of an average urban worker) from the owner. In a similar case, a friend of one Falun Dafa practitioner was arrested for helping the practitioner rent a house. Police from Dongli Police Station threatened that they will not release him (the practitioner's friend) unless 20,000 Yuan are paid.
It was learned that the six Dafa practitioners (the ones interrogated - including Zhang Lingjiang who was released after two days), including Zhao Lishan, did not disclose any information during the illegal interrogation. One of the practitioners is illegally detained in Jinzhou Detention Center, Hebei Province. The other five practitioners went on hunger strike to protest the illegal persecution.
The phone numbers of the participants in the persecution:
1. The Mayor of Shijiazhuang City: (86311) 6031032;
2. Dongli Police station, Qiaoxi District, Shijiazhuang City: (86311) 7026911-3526,
Zhao Zhibin, the director: (86311) 3835343 (Office), (86311) 96777-2044 (pager),
Liu Jianguo, the political instructor: (86311) 96777-2178 (pager),
Xiao Donghong: (86311) 3825474 (Office), (86311) 96777-2220 (pager);
Zhang Jianqing, deputy director: (86311) 96777-2091(pager).
3. The Office of the director of Xinhua Police Department, Shijiazhuang City: (86311) 7031210;
Legal System Section: (86311) 7870830.
4. The Shigang No. 1 School, Shijiazhuang City: (86311) 7766789.
[Haikou City, Hainan Province] A Female Falun Dafa Practitioner Detained in No. 2 Detention Center Is on Hunger Strike for Over 100 days to Protest Illegal Persecution
On May 4, 2001, police from Haikou Police Department arrested nine Falun Dafa practitioners in Room #404, Building #1, Huaneng Residential Area, Haidian Island, Haikou City. The police also illegally confiscated three notebook computers, three laser printers, truth-clarifying materials and personal deposits of over 10,000 Yuan belonging to the practitioners. It was said that they were found and arrested because a pregnant woman, one of the three local practitioners, was followed by a special agent. A couple from Shanghai City were escorted to Shanghai after being illegally interrogated in mid-May. Two female practitioners from the mainland were illegally detained in the No. 2 Detention Center, Haikou City. It was said that they have been on a continuous hunger strike to protest their illegal interrogation and detention. In the beginning of August, police discovered the real name and address of a female practitioner, Liu Dongmei, and escorted her to Shandong Province.
Li Hui, the other female practitioner, refused the persecution and orders from police and went on hunger strike to validate the Fa with her life. Since May 5, 2001, Li Hui has been on hunger strike for over 100 days. Li Hui suffers the torture of being force-fed everyday between 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Her condition is critical. Recently, she indicated that she would stop her hunger strike if she could get the book Zhuan Falun. Apparently, Li Hui did not get any response.
When the practitioners were taken to the detention center, the vicious police warden shamelessly stated that the center was not as bad as what was being said outside. Actually, the police illegally interrogated each of the practitioners around the clock from that evening to 10:00 p.m. of the second night. The practitioners were deprived of food. The police cruelly beat the innocent Dafa practitioners by throwing them against a wall and forcing them to stand for a long time when they refused to have notes taken. One practitioner was illegally interrogated by force after being arrested and taken into the center.
The phone number of Haikou Police Department: (86898) 68533166;
The phone number of Haikou No. 2 Detention Center: (86898) 68667296.
[Harbin City, Heilongjiang City] The Illegal Extortion of Money in Wanjia Labor Camp
1. For those Falun Gong practitioners who were imprisoned before August 2000, their family members must pay 120 Yuan body insurance for the practitioners on the scheduled visiting day. Otherwise, they are not allowed to meet. The receipt is very simple without any legal validity.
2. In the beginning of this year, all prisoners (including criminal prisoners) were required to submit 5 Yuan for a newspaper subscription.
3. Because Falun Gong practitioners speak the truth, they refused to sign the so-called salary statement, as they had no salaries at all. Thus, from January 2000 to March 2001, the monitors (criminal prisoners) of each group signed the statement each month on behalf of the practitioners, 100-120 Yuan per person. Later, the warden even tried to deceive the practitioners to sign.
4. New prisoners pay 35-120 Yuan after arriving at the labor camp.
5. Those who are about to be released from the labor camp must pay 300 Yuan -- a release fee. Criminal prisoners must pay, but Falun Dafa practitioners refuse to pay the fee. Now only criminal prisoners are required to pay.
6. The hospital collects a large fee for hospitalization and treatment, from 760 to over 20,000 Yuan, from those Falun Dafa practitioners who are forced to receive so-called medical treatment, injection, force-feeding, etc. Zhou was extorted for 850 Yuan, Wu for 1,100 Yuan and Pan for 760 Yuan.
7. Those criminal prisoners whose families' financial status is relatively high accommodate the police heads and wardens, and these prisoners receive special treatment. Their family members are allowed to visit many times every month. For instance, for the wardens who are on duty for the meeting, the family members would bribe them with money or materials in order to visit the imprisoned relative. It was an open matter before March 2001 and everyone in the whole brigade knew of the situation. Even during the morning exercise of the military drill, the brigade head called many of these prisoners' names who were deemed special. Criminal prisoners call them "sub-wardens" (serving heads and wardens). It was not mandatory for these 'special' prisoners to attend the morning exercise. They can use as much hot water as they want, and they do not have to labor. The duration of their detention term is reduced every month. They can even supervise other prisoners. The front guards in every meeting and the guards of night duty shift are all those serving the wardens and are also called spies.
8. The criminal prisoner, Yuan, from Daowai District, Harbin City, served warden Yang Yan. Yuan's mother gave Yang 500 Yuan every month, and supplied clothes, food and daily goods. On January 20, 2001, after brigade No. 7 was split away from brigade No. 12, Yuan's mother gave Lin Shunying, the vice head of her new brigade, 200 Yuan every month. During a monthly visit, Yuan's mother told another family, "We live frugally and save money in order to have our child suffer less in the prison."
[Gansu Province] Fang Shuguang, a Teacher from XX Party Training School of Gansu Provincial XX Party Committee, and His Wife Are Kidnapped
In the afternoon of October 16, 2001, on the campus of XX Party Training School of Gansu Provincial XX Party Committee, about eight policemen saw Falun Dafa practitioner Fang Shuguang, a teacher from the school. The policemen followed him to his home. After 7 p.m., Fang's wife, Meng Yun, arrived home from work and saw the police. The policemen illegally ransacked the home, interrogated the couple and took them away. Their whereabouts are still unknown.
[China] The Righteous Thoughts of a Little Falun Dafa Practitioner
Xu Dong, a 14-year-old Falun Dafa practitioner, remembers Teacher's quote, "Dafa Disciples Righteous Thoughts are Powerful." Xu Dong's parents are also Falun Dafa practitioners. Other practitioners often go to his home for group study and to distribute Falun Dafa materials. When Xu Dong caught up with the meeting after school, he actively guarded the practitioners and sent forth righteous thoughts to have evil forces stay away from his home. He posted banners of Fa-rectification on each door frame of his house, and he created a Falun symbol with red bricks, which was placed on the ground by the front wooden door of his house. He said in his heart, "Welcome Falun Dafa practitioners to my home. No evil persons can enter my home." Thus, his family is never disturbed.
One day, his English instructor blurted out a sentence slandering Master. Xu Dong sent forth righteous thoughts immediately and said in his heart, "Don't slander the Teacher! Eliminate the evil forces in the other dimensions controlling the English teacher. The Fa rectifies the Cosmos, the Evil is completely eliminated." After a little while, the English teacher said in regret, "I can't tell who is right and who is wrong. In the future, it is possible that the reputation will be restored to Falun Gong." His classmates laughed. A classmate immediately stepped forward to the front platform, handed over a flyer that clarified the truth of Falun Dafa, and said that he picked it up in the corridor.
[Xinji City, Hebei Province] The "610" Office Cruelly Persecutes Falun Dafa Practitioners
Since September 2001, the "610" Office in Xinji City closely followed the evil directives from Jiang Zemin and intensified the persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners. The City totally ignored the fact that the financial resources of the city were so exhausted that it could not even afford the salaries of the schoolteachers. Yet the city invested several hundred thousand Yuan to build a Brainwashing Center in Angu town, hired many people to track and monitor Dafa practitioners, and gave a reward of 500 to 1,000 Yuan to those who caught Dafa practitioners. The city authorities instigated lower level officials to force practitioners in their unit or in their jurisdiction to fill out a "Form of Separation from Falun Gong" and sent practitioners who declined to fill out the form to the Brainwashing Center to forcibly brainwash them. To maintain their beliefs, many practitioners were forced to become homeless. In the Brainwashing Center they cruelly tortured practitioners. Before the National Day, three practitioners suffered coccyx fractures and leg fractures as a result of the beatings they received. They were sent to the No. 1 City Hospital for emergency treatment and then back to the Brainwashing Center for further persecution. The Brainwashing Center became a means for the city to collect money. Some practitioners were willing to compromise themselves and sign the form. However, the Center would not release them unless their family members paid a fine ranging from several thousand Yuan to more than ten thousand Yuan.
[Zhaoyuan County, Heilongjiang Province] The Persecution of Falun Dafa Practitioners
Since July 22, 1999, Su Changqing, head of the Liming Police Station in Zhaoyuan County, and his assistants, Yu Xiangjun and Wang Xiaodong, made every effort to arrest Dafa practitioners. Many practitioners were arrested and beaten up. Su received immediate retribution since he persecuted Dafa practitioners and didn't make any distinction between good and evil. He and another man fell down from an attic. The other man was not hurt, but Su suffered a fractured leg. Su did not recognize this as a warning. Instead on September 30 and October 1 respectively, during the mid-autumn festival, he again led the police in a raid of Dafa practitioners' homes, disturbing the entire neighborhood. He used deceit to try to get a Dafa practitioner to come to the police station so he could forcibly detain the practitioner. The practitioner didn't believe him. The police then ignored the practitioner's poor physical condition and cruelly dragged him outside the building. The practitioner passed out from this mistreatment, so instead of being forcibly detained, he was sent home for surveillance. Family members of Dafa practitioners, their relatives, and their neighbors now live in terror because of the disgusting conduct of the evil people in the County. Whenever someone knocks at their doors they are afraid. They think that it must be the police wanting to arrest someone. A six-year-old child lives next door to a practitioner. Every day he fears the police will arrest his mother because the police have often interrogated his family members, asking if their neighbor was practicing, or if there were people visiting the neighbor. Why instill terror in the heart of an innocent child? This serious violation of human rights receives condemnation from more and more kind-hearted people.
[Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] The Evil Conduct of Police
Right before the National Day, police followed the secret orders of Luo Gan and started arresting Falun Dafa practitioners. They came to the home of every practitioner who insisted on practicing. They searched each home and detained the practitioner. Dengfeng Police Station in Daqing City searched each and every one of the practitioner's homes in their jurisdiction because a practitioner in the jurisdiction was arrested. Not only did they forcibly confiscate Dafa materials, but they also imposed a fine on the practitioners. They also deceived practitioners into coming to the police station so they could arrest them.
Han Lihua, a female Dafa practitioner working at Factory No. 6 went to Kunlun Company and delivered truth-telling materials to Wen Xifu, general secretary of the XX party at the company. Wen was frightened and called the police. The police came to the company and forcibly dragged Han back to Factory No. 6. The next day, Han went to the police station to reason with the head of the police station. On the way home, she was arrested and sent to a detention center.
[Zhaozhou County, Heilongjiang Province] Police Illegally Detain Falun Dafa Practitioners
During August and September 2001, four practitioners in Zhaozhou County, including He Wenzhen and Hu Renquan, were released after they had served extended terms. They were brought home by the Police Station of Zhaozhou County but were again illegally detained locally. They are not released as of now. To protest against this serious violation of both the Constitution and the laws of China, these four practitioners held a hunger strike. We herein appeal to relevant government departments to investigate this case. The consequences of the conduct of the police are serious. We hope leaders of different levels pay close attention to this, immediately stop the persecution and unconditionally release Dafa practitioners. The principles of Heaven will not allow this type of thing to continue.
[Changchun City, Jilin Province] The Evil Conduct in Heizuizi Labor Camp
In August 2001, local police followed Dafa practitioner Wei Yanbin to his home when they found him passing out flyers that told the truth about Falun Dafa. Police illegally searched his home and seized Dafa books. Then they illegally detained him and sent him to Heizuizi Labor Camp. In the labor camp, police forcibly confined him to a solitary cell and completely isolated him from the external world. They have intensified the persecution against him. We appeal to people everywhere to pay special attention to this case. We suggest our Dafa practitioners take the Fa as teacher and take action to completely eliminate this evil force.
[Wuhan City, Hubei Province] News Briefing
The old Law Court of Gongren Village, Qingshan District, Wuhan City has long been a place for detaining and cruelly torturing Falun Dafa practitioners. Police took an elderly practitioner with the family name of Wu away and now nobody knows his whereabouts. Dafa practitioners detained in the old Law Court have been on a hunger strike for seven days.
[China] Talking About Falun Gong with a Leader of the "610" Office
One day, I was called by the leader of our "610" office and two young men respectively from the Cadre Division and the Department of Organization to have a talk with them. After having a friendly talk with them, the young man from the Department of Organization frankly told me what he really thought, "Actually, I read Zhuan Falun before the start of the movement. I didn't find anything wrong. It was a very good book. If Falun Gong was not attacked as XX, I myself would have learned it." Another man added, "I really enjoyed talking with you in such a frank and open manner. I benefited a lot. The XX party cannot last much longer. We know you practitioners are all good people. We really sympathized with you when we saw the persecution you suffered in prison."
[China] Falun Gong Practitioners Are All Good People
A grandmother who cannot read had a problem with her leg, leaving her unable to walk. After she started practicing Falun Gong, she could walk for a long distance without feeling any pain in her legs. She didn't have a chance to go school when she was young but now she can read through Zhuan Falun in its entirety. She could not go to the practice site to practice after July 20, 1999, but she reads the book and does the exercises at home. Her daughters and sons all saw that she became healthy after practicing Falun Gong. One day, a neighbor of hers said to her son, "I saw many Falun Gong practitioners frequenting your mom's home everyday." [In China, it is a common practice that the government orders neighbors of a practitioner to monitor his/her everyday life]. Her son replied seriously, "What is wrong with that? The Falun Gong practitioners are all good people."