Latest News from China - 03/13/2001
[Minghui Net] [Nanyang City, Henan Province] Nanyang Police Beat a 60-year-old Falun Dafa Practitioner to Death Wang Huaiying, male, about 60 years old, was a practitioner of Wangdang Village, Dongcheng Branch Office, Mudan District, Heze City, Shandong Province. On January 26, 2001 (after the Chinese New Year), he went to Beijing to validate Falun Dafa and was arrested by policemen from Henan Province. The police detained him in Nanyang City Police Station, Henan Province and brutally tortured him to death. His family members went to Henan Province to request the local authorities to release him. The police lied to his family members, saying that he died of a sudden serious illness and forced the family to pay for the cremation. [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] The Brutal "Transformation" Means in Mashanjia Labor Re-education Camp I am a Falun Gong practitioner. I was sent to the Masanjia Labor Re-education Camp because I went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong. In the Camp, I witnessed how the authorities "transform" Falun Gong practitioners and now I will tell the truth to the public. Over ten of us were sent to Masanjia; when we arrived we were separated into cells holding one to two practitioners. The Camp authorities ordered the "transformed" people into teams to imbue the newcomers with their so-called "understandings" of Dafa. The teams talked to the newcomers in turns for 24 hours a day. The policy was "No transformation, no sleep." If a practitioner wouldn't "transform," they would be punished by having to stand in various painful poses for the whole night, such as bending over with the head lowered and both arms held backwards and higher than the body, "riding the motorcycle (standing with knees bent and arms held parallel to ground for a long time translator)," etc. If the practitioner still refused transformation, the prison guards would beat him with a baton, pierce him with a needle, shock female practitioner's nipples and navel with electric batons to force them to write a repentance letter. One female practitioner did not transform for several months. Wang, a division director, pierced her with needles and shocked her; the skin on her neck was full of cuts and bruises. Director Wang also ordered the criminal prisoners to keep watch over her so that she could not sleep until she was transformed. They also forced her to bend over with head lowered and both hands held backwards and higher than her body. Finally, she could not bear it and wrote a repentance letter against her will. [Changde City, Hunan Province] Authorities Arrests Many Falun Dafa Practitioners After February 2001, since a mentally disordered man from Changde City had committed suicide in Beijing, a team from the central government came to Changde City to strengthen the persecution against Falun Dafa practitioners. The authorities have arrested most of the determined practitioners and begun to search and arrest other practitioners who had left home. The authorities also threatened the practitioners' family members and relatives. Practitioner Qin Haibo, representing all determined Dafa practitioners of Changde area, solemnly declared: "We will persist in practicing Falun Dafa and follow our Teacher. We seriously warn that the efforts of those participating in the persecution of Falun Dafa are all in vain. They must stop their vicious actions immediately before this goes even further; they should stop committing crimes and avoid gaining more Karma." [Heze City, Shandong Province] Police Beat up Teenagers Appealing in Beijing Yang Jie is an employee of an industrial administration department of Mudan District, Heze City, Shandong Province. Before the Chinese New Year (January 24, 2001), the local police station coerced her to write a guarantee letter and threatened her with arrestment if she refused. At that time, her husband had already been taken away by his work unit and deprived of his freedom. Only two school-aged children and her were left at home. If she was arrested too, no one would take care of the children. She discussed this problem with her kids several times and finally they decided to go to Beijing to appeal (Her two children both practice Falun Gong). On Chinese New Year's Day, Yang Jie and her eleven-year-old daughter unfolded a banner reading "Truth, Compassion, Tolerance" and shouted loudly "Falun Dafa is righteous" and "Return innocence to our Teacher" on the Jinshui Bridge north of Tiananmen Square. Police arrested and detained them in Pinggu County Detention Center, Beijing. That night, the policemen of a criminal investigation team of Pinggu County Police Station beat them brutally until 2:40 AM the next morning. Her 11-year-old daughter was forced to give out her address. The next day, the policemen continued to torture Yang Jie. She was handcuffed, suspended from a door, and whipped with a rubber belt. Under the brutal torture, Yang Jie gave out her address. Later, the Heze local police escorted her back and detained her in Heze City Detention Center. Her daughter was released. To protest the illegal detention and demand her release, Yang Jie began a hunger strike as soon as she entered the prison; it has been over 40 days and she is in critical condition. Her son, a 15-year-old boy, was detained in Miyun County Detention Center, Beijing, after he validated Falun Dafa on Tiananmen Square. The boy said the Miyun County Detention Center was an extremely vicious place. The police beat him brutally, but he would rather die than give out his address. Later, he was deceived and gave out a telephone number. The police contacted the local police station via the phone number. But the Heze local police refused to escort him back until the new semester began. The local police spent over 10,000 Yuan RMB (about 2 years' total of average salary of an urban worker) for their touring in Beijing and escorting the boy back home. They billed the expenses to Yang Jie's work unit. Her work unit then stopped her salary and health insurance. Yang's husband was locked up by his work unit before the Chinese New Year. Because he insists on practicing Falun Dafa, he is now detained in Jinan Railway Detention Center, Jinan City, Shandong Province. Two school-aged children are left at home without any income. [Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] Falun Dafa Practitioners Resist Vicious Police On March 1, 2001, a "Falun Gong Transformation Class" held by Chenghua District, Chengdu City began in Wenjiang Huipu Village. Before that day, police from Chenghua Police Station arrested Falun Gong practitioners throughout the night and into the morning from their homes. The practitioners did not have time to have breakfast or pack clothes and daily necessities; many of them were taken away in their slippers. After lunch, Dafa practitioner Liu Li and Yang Hong refused to enter a meeting room with banners slandering Falun Gong. Police threatened to handcuff them, which roused the indignation of over a 100 practitioners. The practitioners stood hand in hand and shouted: "Snuff out Evil! Don't arrest innocent people!" and recited several Falun Gong Scripts: "Lunyu," "Rectifying the Colossal Firmament," and the Teacher's poems. Both sides were in a serious confrontation. The police and local government staff rushed 7 times to disperse the practitioners but failed. Around 6:00 PM, armed police arrived as back up and the practitioners were dispersed. Practitioner Liu Li was pulled out of the crowd and sent to Lianhuacun Detention Center, Chengdu City. It was disclosed that police planned to send her to reeducation through forced labor. Many practitioners of the "Transformation Class" went on hunger strikes. The police were forced to move from the original meeting room and set up speakers and lines temporarily in a new place. Falun Gong practitioners courageously resisted the vicious police. [Beijing] The Sincere Voice of a Falun Dafa Practitioner Imprisoned for Several Months Deng Daniu, female, around 60 years old, has never gone to school and could not even recognize any written word let alone write one. After learning Dafa, a miracle occurred. She could suddenly read Dafa books and write them. She wrote the following essay in jail after being escorted back from safeguarding Dafa on Tiananmen Square. The essay passed through many hands before reaching us. There were no punctuation marks in the essay, but it expresses her real feelings: Beijing Impressions Beijing, Oh, Beijing, you are so sacred to my heart, when we were very young, we had the same belief that it is the place where the red sun rises and it is heaven in the human world. I would have never thought that this age-old dream has turned into today's sorrow and that the amiable police of the old days have turned into vicious wolves. Today the police answer us by slapping our faces. Kind-hearted people are in tears. We wonder how long the darkness will last before the dawn? [China] Police Score Points for Persecuting Practitioners Based on information from within the police, recently the police are in a process of consolidation with 5% being removed from post and 10% remaining on waiting list. A grading system has been imposed: 2 points are added if they detain one person or send one to forced labor education, another 5 points are added if they arrest one Falun Gong practitioner, however, 10 points must be deducted if there is one Falun Gong practitioner under a policeman's responsibility who goes to appeal. The higher the score, the bigger the accomplishment means "the best are selected to be on post," while those with the lowest score are to be removed from their posts. Thus, Falun Gong practitioners become the best police targets. Even those practitioners staying at home are arrested and sent to detention centers with the excuse of "preventing" them from going to Beijing to appeal. Police also arrest poor people from other areas who live on collecting and selling used stuff and force them to admit stealing even though they did not commit the crime. The poor people are generally illiterate and fail to argue for their innocence but place blame their own bad luck. [Boxing, Shangdong Province] Boxing County of Shangdong Province Persecutes Falun Dafa Practitioners Cao Lianyun, female, is the principal of an elementary school. On New Year's Day of 2001, she took her 12-year-old son (also a Falun Dafa practitioner) to Beijing. This was her third time she went to Beijing to uphold the Fa. Unfortunately, she was caught at Zibo Railroad Station. In prison, she continued to practice and refused to cooperate with the perverse forces. Later she was sent to Wangcun Labor Camp for 3 years of forced labor. Han Guofeng went to Beijing to uphold the Fa and was taken back to Boxing at the beginning of the year. He has not been sent to a labor camp yet; perhaps higher authorities may not have authorized the officials to send him to forced labor. He is not in prison nor at home. He is locked in an unknown place under 24-hour surveillance. He was viciously beaten in prison, but has not caved in. Leading criminals who persecute Falun Dafa practitioners: Wang Bin, phone number: 86-543-2329288, Liu Jianmin, phone number: 86-543-2323298. A while back these two people were receiving phone calls and postal mails everyday from Falun Dafa practitioners, so they changed their home phone numbers. [China] Verbal Account: How I Was Beaten I was taken to the police station around 5 or 6 o'clock on January 31. I was first taken to the police sub-station and then the main police station. First I was interrogated, and then tortured. I was hit with brooms and later by wood planks. Police beat me all over my body except for my feet. I couldn't open my mouth to eat, I couldn't sit down, and I couldn't turn my body when sleeping. My face and hands were swollen beyond recognition. In the end, the wooden planks were broken, and police start hitting me with their hands. Countless people interrogated me, and I was not allowed to wear an overcoat at night. One of my hands was handcuffed to a heating pipe at a high place from 11 PM to 11 AM the next day. I had no food, drink, or sleep. I was sent to the detention center on February 1. My address book with telephone numbers was taken away by police, and so were all Falun Dafa materials. The reasons for being beaten up were not giving out who was my contact person and not giving out the source where the Falun Dafa materials were photocopied. (Note: the cruelty of the torture wasn't fully described; the above is only a brief account.) [Heze, Shangdong Province] Daughter Missing After Filing an Appeal, Mom was Driven Crazy Wang Qiumei was a teacher of Dongguan Elementary School of Mudan district, Heze City, Shangdong province, female, 45 years old. She went to Beijing on her own in October 2001 to validate Falun Dafa. She has not yet returned. Her young daughter continues to go to school, and her elderly mother has become mentally ill due to her being missing. The elderly mother goes to the school where she asks everyday for her return. [Juye, Shangdong Province] Dafa Practitioner Feng Xunhong Forced to Leave Home, His Wife Held in Prison Dafa practitioner Feng Xunhong of Juye County, Shangdong Province went to Beijing to file an appeal this past New Year's Day. He was taken to Changziying police sub-station in Daxing County, Beijing. In order to force him to give out his address, police stripped him completely, and poured icy water on him. They shocked every part of his body with electric batons. For three days in a row, he was tortured three or four hours every day. He survived all these cruel tortures due to his strong will. He was then transferred to Daxing County Detention Center where he went on a hunger strike for 14 days without taking a single drop of water. In the end, police had to release him. Upon his returning home local police still would not leave him alone and wanted to put him under custody. In order to avoid being locked up, he was forced to leave home; he has lost contact with his family members. When police failed to catch Feng Xunhong, they in turn threw his wife Zhang Xuemei into the detention center and have kept her in custody. An 11-year-old child is left at home with no one to depend on. These incidents are hard proof of Jiang Zemin's violation of human rights of the Chinese people. [Chengdu, Sichuan Province] List of Falun Dafa Practitioners Illegally Sent to Labor Camps in Chengdu City, Sichuan Province Ren Huijuan, employee of Xinhua People's Hospital in Chengdu City, sentenced to 1 year forced labor reeducation, held in custody at Zizhong Nanmusi Female Labor Camp; Zhang Fengqing, spouse of an Shuangqiao Postal Office employee in Chengdu city, sentenced to 1 year forced labor reeducation, also held in Zizhong Nanmusi Female Labor Camp; Wang Quan, employee of the Automobile Branch Factory of Chengdu 420 Factory, sentenced to 1 year forced labor reeducation, held in custody at Mianyang Xinhua Labor Camp; Deng Qixiang, employee of the Workers Union of Chengdu 420 Factory, sentenced to 1 year forced labor reeducation, held in custody at Zizhong Nanmusi Female Labor Camp; Liu Li, employee of Heping Elementary School in Chengdu city, sentenced to 1 year forced labor reeducation, place of custody is to be decided; Cao Jinfeng, employee of the Metal Smelting Division of Chengdu 420 Factory, sentenced to 1 year forced labor reeducation, held in custody at Zizhong Nanmusi Female Labor Camp. [Xingtai, Hebei Province] Police Station Chief Liu Zhaoduo in Xingtai County of Hebei Province Passes Along Vicious Instructions from Jiang Zemin Around October 2000, Liu Zhaoduo the chief of the Xingtai County Police Station in Hebei province gathered the leaders of several work units and passed down the secret orders from Jiang Zemin regarding the handling of Falun Gong practitioners, saying, "With regard to Falun Gong, as long as there is no death, you can take whatever measure necessary." We wonder if this police station chief knows the law. Main telephone number of Xingtai County Police Station in Hebei province: 86-319-3036210. An insider February 26, 2001 [Wuhan, Hubei Province] Watch Out for Special Agents Yesterday a fellow practitioner told me that a lady claimed to be the number one person of Falun Dafa in Wuhan area, and asked this fellow practitioner to organize a gathering of Dafa practitioners. However, as soon as the practitioners arrived, they were all taken away by the police. Luckily my fellow practitioner had an emergency and thus avoided the arrest because he arrived late.