News Briefing - 11/05/2001
The evil acts of persecuting Falun Dafa practitioners in the Changchun Heizuizi Female Labor Camp: Every day, practitioners are forced to labor for over sixteen hours. They often receive high voltage electric shocks. Their faces are covered with blisters after being electrically shocked and their necks are covered with small pustules. When it is time for inspection from the higher authorities, the Labor Camp improves its food and arranges for recreational activities. They have found some former practitioners who were brainwashed to speak, after being inspired by the warden. The Labor Camp tries all means to cover up what they have done.
Shandong Falun Dafa practitioner, Wang Yongdong was pushed out of a fourth floor window and fell to her death on September 20, after being severely beaten by vicious policemen. The local authorities called this a suicide while the autopsy showed that Wang Yongdong had been severely beaten.
The mayor of Yushu City, Jilin Province, Li Wei, together with Han Li, Chen Lixin, Wang Lixiu, Liu Xiwu, Fan Hongguang, Su Yongtian, and other criminals who follow Jiang Zemin and Lou Gan's group, have severely persecuted Falun Dafa practitioners. So far, they have arrested and taken to detention centers, over three hundred people and illegally sentenced more than one hundred twenty four people to forced labor. Among those sent, Wang Xianyou and Han Yuzhu have been tortured to death.
The evil policemen from the Yushu City Public Security Bureau have been extremely violent and felonious in persecuting Falun Dafa practitioners. They have used all kinds of instruments of torture and forced Falun Dafa practitioners to lie down on a water covered cement floor in the severely cold winter. They left the practitioners clothed only in underwear, out in the frozen snowfield.
Part of the list of the evil persecutors in Yushu City Public Security Bureau:
Su Yan, the director of the Zhangqian Police Substation, Liaoyuan City, Jilin Province, sometime in mid-September, led several policemen to forcefully take Falun Dafa practitioner Yang Jianming to the police substation. They illegally interrogated and severely beat her (there are pictures for reference).
Zhang Yingbo from Yitong Public Security Bureau, Jilin Province, together with Huang Naiquan from the "610 Office" extorted money from the families of Dafa practitioners. They extorted 231,000 Yuan from twenty-six Falun Dafa family members.
People Who Have Learned the Truth
One day, a village cadre mentioned Falun Gong: "The case for Falun Gong will sooner or later be redressed, since they have done nothing wrong. The Tiananmen Self-immolation Incident is absolutely fake. Jiang Zemin is looking to create problems when there is actually nothing wrong."
One fellow practitioner clarified the truth to the General Secretary of the Party Committee, who said that: "Jiang Zemin cannot live forever. When he dies, you will probably be redressed."
A cinema always incurred a loss, since the ticket-sellers always embezzled the income of the tickets. Later, the manager replaced them with a Falun Gong practitioner. It turned out that the ticket income increased tremendously. When the policemen came to arrest the new ticket-seller, after July 20, the manager stepped forward bravely and said: "You can arrest whomever else you want to. But you can absolutely not take her away by any means."
One Dafa practitioner was posting truth clarification fliers when he was seen by an ordinary person, who immediately added, "Don't be afraid. I am a kind-hearted person." Millions of people who had been hoodwinked started to wake up. They have come to know more and more clearly what is good, what is bad, what is righteous, and what is evil."
Lessening Pressure on Practitioners In China
During the annual celebration activities, the Federal Congresswoman candidate of the Australian Democratic Party pointed out on November 3 in city council: China's cracking down on Falun Gong is an irrational act.
The overseas Falun Gong practitioners issued a Press Statement regarding several Falun Gong practitioners having been tortured to death in Changchun City, Jilin Province: Changchun is the place where Falun Dafa originated. The practitioners there are even more severely persecuted by China's totalitarian government. More than one in ten out of hundreds of innocent men, women, and children in Chanchung are confirmed to have died at the hands of the Chinese regime under the persecution against Falun Gong. They have been killed in the labor camps and detention centers of Changchun and Jilin Province.
The Australian Federal Congressman candidate expressed on November 3, during the annual cerebration activities in the city council: The United Party supports Falun Gong. He appealed to the government and people to show their concern for the persecution.
Radio Free Asia reported on the 3rd that China has applied the high-pressure persecution of Falun Gong overseas. Chinese embassies and consulates often put pressure on local governments and medias against supporting Falun Gong. They often mentioned the importance of Sino-American businesses by as if by coincidence. American lawyers believe that such acts have violated international law.
Australia New South Wales State Governor Bob Cart attended the Campbelltown City Festival on the 3rd. When he heard that the Jiang Zemin regime killed an Australian citizens' relative, he said, "I will definitely look into this!"
The Global Walk team in France walked to cities and towns one by one to clarify the truth of the persecution against Falun Gong. Over a dozen different media reported the walk extensively, and helped the kind French people to know the truth.
The Board of Supervisors in Baltimore County, Maryland proclaimed November 3 to 5, 2001 as Falun Dafa Day. They also issued a certificate of honor to the SOS Urgent RescueWalk from Baltimore to Annapolis and Washington, DC.
Maryland State Senate issued certificate of honor on the 5th to the Global SOS Urgent RescueWalk.
A Canadian practitioner, a westerner, clarified the truth of the persecution against Falun Gong to the Chinese delegates, local Chinese and residents during Beijing's Cultural Week in Montreal in October.
Singapore practitioner: Once I had a computer problem. For the first time, I held my hand vertically in front of the computer to eradicate the evils with righteous thoughts. After a few minutes, I opened my eyes. The computer problem was gone. I truly experienced the power of righteous thoughts.
A Dafa practitioner talked about creating the environment of Fa-study in the labor camp. One should eradicate the evils around him/her all the time, and be a Fa-rectification particle.
A Dafa practitioner's experience of going to Beijing to safeguard the Fa: We unfurled the banners and shouted, "Falun Dafa is good. Falun Dafa is righteous practice...." I did not have any fear, and walked pass two policemen while reciting the Fa-rectification formulas silently. I enlightened that I should not have bad thoughts in my mind. As long as my heart is not perturbed, and I keep righteous thoughts all the time, I can do better.
Experience and enlightenment on "time:" The content that I could not finish reading in 40 minutes in the past, I finished it in 10 minutes this time. But it felt like an hour had gone by. Beyond my surprise, I could only find one explanation, which was that I was reading the Fa in another dimension. Cultivators can absolutely get out of the time's restriction, control the time, and truly "use it at will."
"Dafa is indestructible" is the Fa that Teacher taught. It is the manifestation of Dafa's boundless mighty and unshakable power. It also guides us Dafa disciples to send and keep the strong and firm righteous thoughts.
A Dafa disciple was hit by a car accident and was safe. He enlightened that it was evil forces' attempting to stop him from assisting Teacher in Fa-rectification, and that he must oppose it completely. He immediately told the driver and the passersby, "I cultivate Falun Dafa. Otherwise you would have to look for someone to collect my body. Please remember that Falun Dafa is good. Don't be misled by the TV." The driver replied sincerely, "After such a long time [and experiencing this accident], now I understand that Falun Dafa is indeed good. Certainly I will tell my family."
A Taiwan practitioner is grateful to have met the Dafa of the universe, which has never been spread in history. After he started cultivation, his illness and pains were gone. He doesn't complain or feel angry anymore. He is not jealous about his colleagues' success anymore. He is having a much happier life.
Enlightenment from babysitting: Children have great predestined relationships with us. We cannot spoil them because they are young or they have suffered a lot with us. We should teach our children using Dafa's criteria, and help them to become the good children that conform to Dafa, and then they will have a good future. This is truly being responsible to the children.
News From China - 11/5/2001
SOS! Urgent Rescue: Illegally detained practitioners from Zhuzhou have been on hunger strike for eight days, and police officers have denied the families of those practitioners to visit. The practitioners started this hunger strike to protest after the police confiscated all of their Falun Dafa literature.
Around the National Day (October 1), police in Guangxi Province conducted a large-scale arrest. Some practitioners refused to open their doors for the police and clarified the truth to onlookers from their patios. Some ripped the arrest warrants or search warrants in pieces in front of the police. Others left their homes behind to spread the Fa. All of these actions have effectively frightened the evil.
A partial list of people responsible for persecuting practitioners in the Baise Police Department in Guangxi Province has been published
Li Shixia (female), a Dafa practitioner from Shulan County in Jilin Province, was tortured and became disabled as a result. Two police officers, Xi Guirong and Jin Lihua kept high-voltage electric batons against Li's neck for a long time, resulting in massive burns and causing her to vomit blood and pass out. Li now has difficulty turning her neck in either direction. The scar is so large that it appears as if her neck had been severed. She is currently unable to take care of herself.
He Jingui, a police officer from Hongweixing Police Station in Ranghulu District, Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province, arrested and detained two practitioners, Li Yuhua and Ms. Lu, at the Dongfeng Detention Center in Daqing City. He claimed, "I have verbal orders from my superiors. I will release them if they can come up with eighteen thousand Yuan (Note: the average monthly salary of an urban worker in China is approximately 500 Yuan). If they can't, they will receive sentences."
Qi Yongmei, a practitioner from Anqing City, Anhui Province, was arrested at home and taken away by force by several police officers on October 30. The police confiscated her computer, printer, copier and Falun Gong books, among other possessions. Currently she is being detained at the First Detention Center. Zhang Yun, who is in her forties, is the policewoman primarily responsible for this vicious act.
A female spy from Shenyang under the name of "Jin" infiltrated a group of practitioners after being introduced by Ms. Wang. It has been reported that she has damaged two Dafa materials production sites. Her actions led to the arrest of more than twenty people, one death, one missing, as well as property loss including equipment and cash worth over 200,000 Yuan. This is a serious lesson to learn from for all of our fellow practitioners.
Sixty people posted solemn statements on Clearwisdom.net on November 5, declaring that everything they did and said that was not consistent with the teachings of Falun Dafa null and void as it was against their will and the result of forced brainwashing. They also declared that they would redouble their efforts to make up for the damage they caused to Falun Dafa, and that they would treasure this invaluable cultivation opportunity. They also declared that they will practice cultivation with determination and strengthen their righteous belief. They further said that they will help eradicate the evil and save all sentient beings.
The brutal persecution of Falun Gong in China has made many people realize that a huge mistake is being committed by the governing body, and that condemning Jiang Zemin should not be taken as "getting involved in politics." Many people have also realized that rectification is necessary when a party or a government has done something wrong. People should not be regarded as getting involved in politics or as being anti-government for being critical of wrong policies.
Two Short Stories of "retribution in this lifetime"
-- A police station asked retirees to tear down posters that carried the truth about Falun Gong. For every poster they tore down, they would be rewarded with fifty cents. One elderly man tore down a few dozen posters. When he was getting ready to claim his reward, he suddenly fell to the ground and became unconscious. His son took him home and urged him repeatedly, "Don't ever do those bad things again."
-- One man pointed at a Falun Gong flyer posted on a pole to people around him and said, "It says 'whoever tears this down will receive retribution.' But I have torn down a few posters already and never received any retribution. I will show you." As he was extending his hand, his head suddenly started to hurt badly. He held his head and cried out loudly, "I am convinced! I am convinced! I won't tear them down any more." From that point on, no one has torn down the posters there.
A Few Stories On "Evil Meets with Evil"
-- Xie, the Chief of the Yi'an County Education Department in Heilongjiang Province slandered and attacked Falun Dafa. He was killed in a car accident in Mingshui County in early October. His head was severed from his body during the accident.
-- Zhang Xiaosen, a supervisor at the Siping Labor Camp in Jilin Province, tortured Dafa practitioners numerous times by handcuffing their hands behind their back and hitting them viciously with electric batons. He was removed from his post in June of this year.
-- Kong Qingkuo, head of the Education Department in Liaoyuan Labor Camp in Jilin Province, tortured several Dafa practitioners by beating, hanging and handcuffing them. Dafa practitioners then exposed his criminal acts. After the facts were verified by local prosecutorial authorities, in October Kong was removed from his post.
-- Zhang Yingbo, an official from Legal Council Section of the Yitong County Police Department in Jilin Province, together with the "610 Office," extorted huge sums of money from Dafa practitioners' families. (610 office - an agency specifically created to persecuteáFalun Gong, with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems.) Now, due to violation of financial regulations, Zhang is being implicated by an official investigation.
-- Shi Zhaoyong, the Party Secretary of Dongan County in Hunan Province, together with the County Chief and a group of police officers, have been placed under arrest. Shi was the person in charge of persecuting local Falun Gong practitioners. He issued orders to the Police Department to arrest, harass and extorted money from Falun Gong practitioners.
A message to the company management from a Falun Gong practitioner who was forced to attend a brainwashing class declared his firm belief in cultivating Dafa, asked the managers to break free from their wrong understandings resulting from the slanderous media coverage of Falun Gong, and urged them to make a wise choice between righteousness and evil, and between compassion and cruelty.
An experience under the Jiang Zemin regime's persecution by an unwavering female practitioner in which she narrowly escaped death: At the detention center, police officers threatened, severely beat and tortured her. She was force-fed brutally through a tube that was inserted into her nose and injected with drugs capable of damaging the central nervous system. However, she still did not yield.
Falun Dafa News Around the World
A Falun Gong practitioner who does business in Russia met many Chinese there. They all knew what Falun Gong is and they signed petition to support Falun Gong!
A newspaper in Bundaberg, Australia reported on October 25 that Falun Gong practitioners on the SOS! RescueWalk passed through the city, seeking help to stop the torture in China. The report described a story of a mother and her 8-month-old baby son who were tortured to death in a labor camp in China. The baby was shackled and hung upside down while the mother was found with a broken neck and dented skull.
Mainpost, a newspaper in Germany reported on October 17 in Wuerzburg that Amnesty International regards China as the "world champion" of applying torture to its own citizens.
An American student told people about what he witnessed in Tiananmen Square when he was visiting China. He saw Chinese police beat up Falun Gong practitioners mercilessly in Tiananmen and his two friends who took pictures of the beating were also detained.
A newspaper in Townsville, Australia reported on October 30 that four Falun Gong practitioners coming from Sydney arrived at Townsville and they exposed the brutal torture of Falun Gong practitioners in China by Jiang's regime.
Falun Gong practitioners in Saint Persburg, Russia exercised their rights entitled by the law, and gathered on the busiest street in the city. They practiced Falun Gong exercises in a group, introduced Dafa and clarified the truth to the public. They showed their support for Falun Gong practitioners who are being tortured inhumanly in China.
Falun Gong practitioners on SOS! RescueWalk across Ireland passed through the northwest of Ireland, and they brought Dafa and the truth of Falun Gong to various towns and cities along the way. A government official said firmly and sincerely, "I support Falun Gong and I will try my best to help you!"
Falun Dafa received warm welcome at the South Dakota State University. Collegian, a campus newspaper published pictures of little disciples demonstrating the meditation exercise.
Australian practitioners held a seminar titled "The Path to Peace-- Real Story of Falun Gong" in Dresden, the capital city of Sachsen. They clarified the truth of the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners and received support from the public.
Falun Gong is gaining increased popularity at various universities in Florida.
Pictures of the "SOS! RescueWalk across US Team" passing through a Tennessee City are available on Clearwisdom.net.
Falun Dafa came to the Arctic Circle (part 2): Denmark practitioners introduced Falun Gong to kindhearted people in Greenland. They also sent truth-clarifying materials to the local government to expose the evil.
Another truth-clarifying flyer in Italian is available now.