Latest News from China - 01/29/2001
[Changchun City, Jilin Province] Practitioner Wang Yan was Persecuted to Death
Practitioner Wang Yan, female, about 50 years old, from Changchun City, was persecuted to death. We are looking into the details.
[Fuyuan County, Heilongjiang Province] A Phone Conversation With the Son of Zheng Hongshan, Director of the Politics and Law Committee of Fuyuan County in Heilongjiang Province
Practitioner: Hello. May I speak to Zheng Hongshan?
Zheng's son: He is not at home. I am his son.
Practitioner: I want to report to him about Zhang Sidong from Fuyuan County Public Security Bureau who extorted money from citizens.
Zheng's son: You can write a report. Who did he extort money from?
Practitioner: Falun Gong.
Zheng's son: Falun Gong? They can extort money from Falun Gong practitioners at will. It does not matter.
Practitioner: What did you say? You should be responsible for your own words.
The telephone was hung up. When the practitioner redialed, there was no response.
Zheng Hongshan: Director of Politics and Law Committee
Phone: 011-86-454-2131229 (H) 011-86-454-2132850 (O)
[Anyang City, Henan Province] The Parents of Du Xu, Who was Persecuted to Death, were Detained.
The parents of Du Xu, who was persecuted to death, asked a legal medical expert to perform an autopsy of their son. However, the police told them to sign an order for immediate cremation. They refused to sign and did not let them cremate the body. The police broke into their home illegally and confiscated the photos and evidence of Du Xu's torture. Not only did the police commit this unlawful act, but they also violated the law and detained Du Xu's parents.
[Nanyang City, Henan Province] Recently, About 40 Dafa Practitioners' Houses in Nanyang City were Illegally Searched
He Ximei and Wang Fenqin's houses were searched and they were sent into a detention center.
In addition, on January 21, at 12 Midnight, more than 30 practitioners in the town of Bailixi were arrested at their homes and taken away. While arresting practitioners, police said: "This is the order of a higher level of government."
[Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] In a Labor Camp in Shijiazhuang City, the Unscrupulous Police Locked Female Practitioners Together With Male Drug Addicts.
Around January 15, the vicious police herded all male drug addicts into No 5. Group of Shijiazhung Labor camp (where the Dafa practitioners were detained) and locked them up with the female Dafa practitioners . The results of this unconscionable act were beyond description. We ask the relatives and good friends of these detained practitioners as well as all kind people to give this matter your utmost attention and concern.
The policemen in Shijiazhuang City's Detention Center are forcibly trying to 'transform' those detained practitioners. Those who refuse to be "transformed" [to give up their beliefs in Falun Dafa] will be unlawfully sentenced to terms in prison or labor camp.
[Beijing] Yueyang City Liaison Office in Beijing Mixed Practitioners' Food With Psychotropic Drugs
After they had gone to Beijing to validate Falun Dafa, two female Dafa practitioners were arrested and sent to Yueyang City liaison office in Beijing. The office provided them with food. One practitioner refused to eat while the other one ate a container of food. Surprisingly, soon after she had eaten the meal, she fell asleep. We have been told that some psychotropic drugs remain effective as long as 24 hours after they have been ingested. During that period of time, people under the influence of the drug would usually answer all questions that the interrogator had put to them.
[Mentougou District, Beijing] People in Charge of the Detention Center in Mentougou District Act As If Human Life is not Worth As Much As a Straw.
Practitioner Yang Chongxiu, female, about 36 years old, lives in the Mentougou District of Beijing. On December 7, 2000, she was illegally taken to Mentougou District Detention Center because she had posted Dafa materials. To protest her unlawful capture and infringement of her civil rights, she went on a lengthy hunger strike. The vicious guards force-fed her, put a helmet on her head and, for two days, restrained her with her hands cuffed behind her back. Yang Chongxiu lost 33 pounds during the hunger strike. Her eyes were bloodshot. In spite of these serious circumstances, the guards and doctors in the detention center said it was nothing to worry about. They also declared that as long as she was still breathing, she would not be freed. She continued on her hunger strike for 31 days. On January 8, 2001, she was force-fed again and sent to a labor camp for one year. We don't know her current situation.
Practitioner Zhang Xiujuan, female, about 32 years old, who lives in Mentougou District, was sentenced to one year in a labor camp on January 8, 2001, because she had been distributing Dafa materials.
In August 2000, practitioner Song Chuying, about 50 years old, from Mentougou District, was detained because of distributing Dafa materials. From August 2000 to January 9, 2001, she was detained in Beijing's No. 7 Police Station and in Mentougou Detention Center, respectively. As she insisted on cultivating Dafa, she was illegally sentenced to 4 years in prison. She refuted this false charge and appealed to the Intermediate People's Court. However, her appeal was denied. On January 9, 2001, she was unlawfully sent to prison to serve her sentence.
[Beijing] "I Just Know That Our Teacher Is Good and Falun Dafa Is Good."
Practitioner Wei Hongqin (pseudonym), female, is a 60 year-old resident in Beijing. She had obtained Dafa in December 2000 and had just completed reading Zhuan Falun for the first time. After that, her mind was filled with only the one thought: "Falun Dafa is good." "Teacher is good." "Truth, Compassion, Tolerance are good principles." On December 31, she was arrested at Tiananmen Square and taken to Mentougou Detention Center. While she was there, she studied the Fa and did exercises with other practitioners. She was in good spirits in the detention center. When police tried to interrogate her, she said: "I know only that Falun Dafa is good, Teacher is good." When other practitioners were released in succession, she said calmly, "I will stay wherever Teacher arranges for me to be. I am not in anxiousness."
[Tangshan City, Hebei Province] Late-Breaking News: Qiu Liying, Duan Jingjing, He Jing and Zhao Shuying are being Tortured in Tangshan City's Mental Hospital
Qiu Liying, Duan Jingjing, He Jing and Zhao Shuying were forcibly sent to Tangshan City Mental Hospital. They were diagnosed with "Crankiness Psychosis". The reason for that punishment is simply that they did not give up practicing Falun Gong. They went on a hunger strike to protest the illegal detention.
Some of the practitioners were abducted from their homes and without consideration for legal procedures directly taken to a labor camp. In the mental hospital they were tortured cruelly and inhumanely. They were tied to a bed, pricked with electric needles, and force-fed with medications that destroy the central nervous system. Even after 12 hours, an unmarried young lady, Duan Jingjing, was not able to put her tongue back in her mouth after she had been force-fed with the drug. Her face turned purple and she tossed back and forth in her bed. The people in the hospital were scared. They asked a director of the detention center for instruction, but the director said, "It's nothing. Go on and continue to feed her with medicine." It was found that the hospital did this to her to make money. Later, the people from hospital feared that the practitioners may die from this and therefore quietly stopped torturing them with medicine.
[Yueyang City, Hunan Province] The Vicious Behaviors Perpetrated by the Yueyang City Railway Station Police
The Railway Station police interrogated and searched every passenger heading north. They asked passengers whether they were Falun Gong practitioners. If they did not answer, the policemen would ask them to curse Dafa and the Teacher. Those who refused to do so would be sent to a labor camp. Practitioners who told their names would be brought back by the local police and had to pay 200 Yuan extortion money to the Railway Station Police Department. In addition, this police station had a con-game going. They persuaded practitioners to hand in their railway ticket for a refund. When the tickets were handed over, police confiscated the refund money and kept it for themselves. The practitioners got nothing.
Xiao Qiu, was the very first practitioner from Yueyang City to go to Beijing in 1999. On January 11, 2001, about 10 persons from Yueyang City's Public Security Department and the local police station went to his home and gave him an envelope containing 1,000 Yuan. They said although he was the first one to go to Beijing, he had not gone back to Beijing for a year. The money was supposed to be a reward for not returning to Beijing to validate the Fa. Xiao Qiu firmly declined to accept the money.
[Hengyang City, Hunan Province] Before the Spring Festival, Police Instigated Another Round of Acts of Persecution Against Falun Gong Practitioners
Before the Spring Festival, plain-clothes policemen waited at the entrance of an apartment building in Hengyang City where several practitioners lived, and prepared to take them away. They have arrested more than 200 practitioners, including Fu Xiaoyang, Luo Hong, Zhou Chang'e, Liu Xingbao, Yin Yaohui, Zhang Bailu, Xie Dilong, Zhang Wenci, Chen Huizhong, Zhao Xin, Li Jianjun, Wang Jiding and Li Qimin.
Police almost caught Wang Shengliang and his wife, and Lei Yingqun and her husband, while they were distributing Dafa materials. They put these practitioners on the "Wanted List." Whoever finds them or gives a tip to the police, which will result in those practitioners' arrest, will be rewarded with a payment of 10,000 Yuan.
Practitioner Nie, an employee from Hengyang Steel Tube Factory, had to flee his home to avoid being arrested. Five persons from the security section of the factory seized a non-practitioner who was helping Nie's wife to start her motorcycle. They forced this person to tell them where Nie had gone.
Tang Yaping, the head of security section, home phone, 011-86-734-8872268
Xu Pingzhong, the Party Secretary, cell phone, 011-86-138-0734-3998
[Fengqiu County, Henan Province] Two More Dafa Practitioners of Fengqui County are Sent to Labor Camp
Before the Spinrg Festival, Zhu Jinzhi and Zhao Xiurong were sent to the Shibalihe Female Detention Center, Zhengzhou City.
[Shanghai] Shanghai Police Have Started So-called "Conversations" With Practitioners On a Large Scale
Since January 18, 2001, Shanghai police have started so-called "conversations" with practitioners on a large scale. The topics of their "conversation" were pre-arranged by "higher levels of government". Those practitioners who did not answer satisfactorily were put under 24-hour surveillance. The unscrupulous police severely infringed on people's legal rights, as guaranteed in the Chinese Constitution, and did not even allow practitioners to go to work or go shopping. For all intents and purposes, those practitioners were under house arrest and had temporarily lost their freedom.
[Ziyang City, Sichuan Province] The Current Situation at the Dayan Labor Camp
Practitioner Zeng Lihong, who had been sentenced to one year forced labor, had been detained in the Third Team at the Dayan Labor Camp. He was supposed to be released in the middle of January 2001. As a condition for his release, however, the detention center requested of him to write a "guarantee statement" [a letter promising that he will no longer practice Falun Dafa]. They will release him after he is truly "transformed." At this time, he is still in the labor camp.
Zheng Fangjun should have been released on January 2, 2001. Since he refuses to write the "guarantee statement and repenting letter", the detention center is assembling falsified paper work and trumped-up evidence to extend his sentence in the labor camp for additional punishment.
Other practitioners are still being persecuted. They are forced to perform heavy labor on a daily basis. Practitioner Wu Rongyao in the Forth Team is repeatedly forced to crawl on the ground on his hands and knees to clean a dam as big as two basketball fields in the daytime. During the night hours, he has to wrap firecrackers tubes.
[Huangshi City, Hubei Province] The Partial List of Dafa Practitioners Who have been Sentenced to Forced Labor
Li Zheng, to 1 year, for collecting signatures for a letter and appealing.
Yan Guoying, to 3 years, had been detained 3 times for appealing in Beijing and practicing outside; was arrested again on the way to Beijing at end of year 2000.
Yuan Yizhen (also known as Yuan Xue), to 3 years; was caught when she was telling the truth about Dafa to people. She was recognized as the "backbone" [an important person] of Dafa in her area.
Yang Huizhen, to 2 years; was arrested when she was telling the truth about Falun Dafa to people.
Xu Jing, to 1.5 years, for purchasing equipment that will be used to make copies of Dafa materials.
Gui Lixin, to 1 year; was arrested after some practitioners posted Dafa materials in this area; was considered a "backbone".
Huang Lan, to 2 years, for validating Dafa truth to people.
According to information from the local police station, there is supposed to be a newly issued document, which stipulates that any practitioner who goes to Beijing will be sentenced to 3 years forced labor, even if it is the first appeal in Beijing.
[China] The Crimes of Evil Policeman Du Ran From Yangqiao Police Substation
I [female practitioner] was detained in the Yangqiao Police Substation for distributing Dafa materials on January 19. Because I refused to tell them my name, the evil policemen handcuffed and kicked me. They slapped me in the face and hit my head. Eight vile, beastly persons took turns beating me. They repeatedly shocked me with electric batons on the sensitive parts of my body such as my face, chest, back, waist, the inside parts of my thighs and perineum. My body was covered all over with wounds. One of them, Du Ran, beat me on the most sensitive parts with an electric baton. There were blisters on the parts of my body where he shocked me. My face was festering, while pus and blood were running down together. I still refused to tell them my address, no matter what kind of torture they tried. Du Ran cried with rage: "Don't make me crazy, or I will rape you." He was no longer a policeman, but had become an ugly monster.
In the extreme cold weather, they only allowed me to wear underclothes and made me stand barefoot. My arms were handcuffed to my back. They asked me to lie on my stomach. One of them stepped on my head and another stepped on my feet. They put a chair on my back while Du Ran sat on it and changed repeatedly into different positions. He shocked me on my back again with the electric baton. Then they pushed me over so that I had to lie on my back and put the chair on my chest. They used two electric batons at the same time to shock me. The sound of the shocks and the smell of the burning flesh emanated from my body. It was really inhuman! The more I suffered, the more they laughed. Du Ran said: " I have never used these methods. I apply them to you today."
This kind of inhuman torture lasted 3 days. But I kept my spirit up. I had been reciting Master's poem Non-existence: "To live with no pursuits, to die with no regrets; All excessive thoughts extinguished, Cultivating Buddha-Hood is not difficult." I also recited Mighty Virtue. It was the power of Dafa that helped me to pass the tests one after another. As a result, the righteous thought conquered the evil. They released me without any condition. The police used those tortures on our good people who cultivate "Truth, Compassion and Forbearance" that they don't even use on real, common criminals. Such a deviant state of affairs, where right is confused with wrong and righteous is confused with evil, should be ended.
[Yunnan Province] List of Names of Some of the Practitioners Being Sent to Labor Camps in Yunan Province
At present, practitioners in Yunnan Province are all held in Dabanqiao Female Labor Camp and the Lufeng County No.2 Labor Camp, Yunnan Province. Below is a name list of some of the practitioners being sent to labor camps:
Ou Zhiming, male, 50-60 years old, engineer of Kunming Steel Factory, 3 years forced labor;
Ma Changsheng, male, 20-30 years old, staff of Kunming Steel Factory, 3 years forced labor;
Mao Danxin, male, 30-40 years old, staff of Kunming Steel Factory, 3 years forced labor;
Xiang Huaqiang, female, over 60 years old, staff of Kunming Steel Factory, 3 years forced labor;
Chen Yanyan, female, 40-50 years old, accountant of Yunnan Industrial University, 3 years forced labor;
Fu Chenghua, male, 40-50 years old, worker of Chuxiong City, 3 years forced labor;
Wu Chengzhi, male, 20-30 years old, policeman of Kunming Traffic Headquarter Team, 3 years forced labor;
Shi Shaowei, male, 30-40 years old, teacher of No.14 Metallurgy School of Chuxiong City, 3 years forced labor;
Feng Baoding, male, 30-40 years old, staff of Huayun Subsidiary Company of Kunming Steel Factory, 3 years forced labor;
Zhou Jiong, male, 20-30 years old, staff of Kunming Renovation Company, 3 years forced labor;
Kang Jiyou, male, 30-40 years old, peasant of Xincun Town, Dongchuan District, 3 years forced labor;
Chen Guanghua, male, 30-40 years old, staff of Yuxi City Finance Bureau, 2 years forced labor;
Liu Wen, male, 30-40 years old, staff of Industrial Bank of Jianshui County, 3 years forced labor;
Yang Hongjun, male, 30-40 years old, teacher of Southwestern China Forestry College in Kunming, 3 years forced labor;
Li Quan, Li Xing, Li Zhi, 3 blood brothers, staffs of Production Department of Fengqing County Government, 3 years forced labor;
Tang Weiwu, male, 50-60 years old, staff of Chechuan District Tractors Factory in Kunming, 3 years forced labor;
Ouyang Yina, female, 20-22 years old, student of Kunming Medical College, 3 years forced labor;
Tang Rui, female, 30-40 years old, teacher of Chuxiong City, 3 years forced labor;
Li Shumin, female, 50-60 years old, staff of Kunming Smelt Factory, 3 years forced labor;
Long Huaxian, female, 40-50 years old, Kunming citizen, 3 years forced labor;
Li Zhiya, female, 40-50 years old, staff of Kunming Watercraft Research Institute, 3 years forced labor;
Xu Xianhua, female, 40-50 years old, teacher of Kunming Power Plant Affiliated School, 3 years forced labor;
Zhang Yongqin, female, 40-50 years old, peasant of Kunming Yangchang Village, 3 years forced labor;
Zhang Yuping, female, 20-22 years old, student of Kunming Finance School, 3 years forced labor;
Wang Meiling, female, over 30 years old, Kunming citizen, 3 years forced labor;
Ma Ling, female, 40-50 years old, assistant researcher of Yunnan University in Kunming, 3 years forced labor;
Rao Xi, female, 30-40 years old, teacher of Qujing Finance School, 3 years forced labor;
Lu Xingmei, female, 40-50 years old, staff of Women's Alliance of Wenshan County, 3 years forced labor;
Zhang Jingdan, female, 30-40 years old, teacher of Kunming Normal College, 3 years forced labor;
Tu Siru, female, 50-60 years old, staff of Chuxiong City Hydrology Bureau, 3 years forced labor;
Li Qian, female, 30-40 years old, staff of Huangtupo Workers' Hospital, 3 years forced labor;
Yang Xiuzhi, female, staff of Yunnan Province Roading Bureau in Kunming, 3 years forced labor;
Jiang Mingfeng, female, 30-40 years old, staff of Kunming Telecom Bureau, 3 years forced labor;
Huang Wudi, male, 30-40 years old, staff of Yunnan Automobile Repair Factory in Kunming, 3 years forced labor;
Sun Yunji, male, 20-30 years old, Kunming citizen, 3 years forced labor;
He Huirong, male, 20-30 years old, Qinghua University graduate, 3 years forced labor;
Wang Saiyu, male, 30-40 years old, Baoshan City, 3 years forced labor;
Wang Yun, male, 20-30 years old, policeman of Kunming Traffic Police Headquarter Team, 3 years forced labor;
Li Chao, male, 20-22 years old, staff of World Horticultural Exposition Hotel in Kunming, 3 years forced labor;
Ye Lin, male, 20-30 years old, engineer of Kunming Railway Design Institute, 3 years forced labor;
Bai Longjun, male, 20-30 years old, staff of Chuxiong Transportation Center Station, 3 years forced labor;
Wu Xingming, male, 20-30 years old, staff of Yunnan Forestry School in Kunming, 3 years forced labor;
Xu Taiyuan, male, over 30 years old, young teacher, 3 years forced labor;
Zhou Molao, male, 40-50 years old, lecturer, 1 years forced labor, is released at present;
Yang Bilin, female, 40-50 years old, senior lecturer, 3 years forced labor;
Jiang Yuanqiong, female, over 30 years old, intern instructor, 1 year forced labor;
Besides, Zeng Yanping, female, over 60 years old, retired staff of Yunnan Forestry School; Wu Yan, female, over 30 years old, staff of Yunnan Forestry School; Dong Zhikun, male, were forced to do heavy labor work for 1 to 2 months in detention center for practicing the Falun Dafa exercises.
We appeal to the all righteous people in society to pay attention to those good people's suffering and help to get them released from the illegal detention as soon as possible.