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News from China - 04/01/2001

[Liaoning Province] Suffering of Falun Gong Practitioners at the Masanjia Labor Camp

When the practitioners were first sent to the Masanjia Labor Camp, they were locked into separate jail cells. Several people would then surround each practitioner and try to talk him or her into giving up Falun Gong. The guards would not allow the practitioners to get any rest or sleep for long periods of time, hoping to weaken their resolve. Those practitioners who refused to be "reformed" would be verbally abused, beaten, and forced to hold still for long periods of time, while being watched around the clock. Nobody was allowed to talk to the practitioners. The guards also put strict limitations on the living spaces of the practitioners, and often forced them to remain standing or squatting while facing the wall for long periods of time. Any practitioner who still refused to give up Falun Gong would be slapped, shocked with electric batons, tortured with a variety of other methods, and denied visitation privileges from his or her family members. The labor camp officials often took the practitioners to the administration building and tried to force them to verbally attack Falun Gong and Master Li. Those who refused to do so were slapped and kicked repeatedly.

The guards forced practitioner Li Shuyun to strip down to her underwear. They then surrounded her and used several electric batons to shock sensitive areas on her body at the same time. When they were done, her neck and the arch of her feet were covered with big blisters and bumps.

Practitioner Zhang Guishuang was stripped naked and hit with electronic batons many times. She was beaten so badly that she began to roll around on the ground while making painful, crying sounds. Her body was covered with blisters and bumps.

Practitioner Qi Zhenrong was stripped naked and hit with several electric batons simultaneously for a long period of time. Her body was covered with so many blisters and reddish bumps that it looked like they were melted together.

Practitioner Cui Yaning was beaten and physically abused many times. She was forced to remain standing or squatting for long periods of time day and night.

Practitioner Liu Fengmei was hit with electronic batons several times. Each time she was hit with three or four batons at the same time for long periods of time. The guards also hit her backside with a special torture device made of iron so many times that her back was covered with blisters and bumps.

Practitioner Liu Guiying was forced to remaining standing or squatting for long periods of time, and was not allowed to sleep at night.

Practitioner Shen Delin was forced to bend her back down to the ground while holding her arms up high over her back throughout the night. She has suffered a great deal.

Practitioner Lin Yan (from the Liaoning City district of Huanggu) was hit with three or four electric batons at the same time. She was in so much pain that she started to roll around on the ground while making painful, crying sounds. The guards then sent her to an empty room and handcuffed her to a hot-water pipe.


[Weifang City, Shandong Province] The Kind-hearted People who are Being Viciously Persecuted

A Weifang practitioner has endured a great deal of hardship since the crackdown on Falun Gong began. A member of her family was persecuted to death for practicing Falun Gong, and she herself has been beaten, arrested, detained, and fined many times for being a Falun Gong practitioner. She lost her job and all her personal belongings, and was chased out of her home. In order to support herself, she took a temporary job at a local company. The authorities still refused to leave her alone and sent people looking for her everywhere.

A few vicious people found out where she was working one day at the beginning of March. They came into her workplace a total of nine times in one day looking for her. When they could not find her, they began to harass and intimidate her coworkers into telling them where she was.

But all her coworkers knew that Falun Gong practitioners are good people, and that it is immoral and against the law to persecute someone like that. A few kind-hearted people courageously stepped forward and skillfully chased away the evil people. All of these kind-hearted people have become Falun Gong practitioners themselves.

[Dianhua County, Shandong Province] Local Authorities Torture and Persecute Falun Gong Practitioners

The Dianhua authorities began to round up local Falun Gong practitioners on February 7th, arresting and locking up a total of 24 practitioners in the local detention center. They have used a variety of methods including torture, lies and deceits in an attempt to force practitioners into giving up Falun Gong. Currently all 24 practitioners still remain in police custody.

The following is a list of local officials who have done the most to persecute Falun Gong practitioners:

Cai Naizhang, the head of the Dianhua County Communist Party

Chen Zhikai, the head of the county's Politics and Laws Commission

Li Tongyun, chief of the county police department, home phone number: 86-543-7311286

Wang Xiaoke, deputy chief of the county police department, home phone number: 86-543-321729

Li Yuwen, head of the police department public security bureau, home phone number: 86-543-7325581

[Weifang City, Shandong Province] The Police Arrest Falun Gong Practitioners Illegally

The Weifang police have broken into the homes of local practitioners and arrested them without following any legal procedures required when conducting an arrest. Many practitioners have been forced to flee from their homes. The following is a part of what happened to a few local practitioners:

On March 8th, several policemen broke into the home of practitioner Pan Chunmei, a villager from the Dongzhuang Village, Dayu Commune, Kuiwei District, and dragged her away by force. Her husband was brutally beaten for just saying a few words in her defense. She is still being detained at this time. The rumor is that her village paid 10,000 Yuan to the police to arrest and take her away.

Seven or eight policemen scaled the wall around the home of practitioner Liang Zhen, and forcefully took her to a "transformation class."

Practitioners Zhang Jinming, Du Xiuhua, Zhang Xinrong, Li Huilin, and two others were arrested at their homes by people sent by their employer, the Weifang City Huaguang Conglomerate. They have been forced to attend a "transformation class" for more than 80 days. They were told that they would not be released until they promised to give up Falun Gong.

The employer of practitioner Zhou Enguang tried to arrest her at her parents' home while she was there caring for her ill mother. She was able to get away, but her employer responded by sending people to watch her home and the home of her parents for four days and nights. The guards were divided into different shifts, with each shift consisting of 2 to 4 people. They frequently forced their way into the homes to harass her family members, which caused them a great deal of mental anguish. Zhou Enguang is now being forced to live on the streets. According to her employer, they were ordered to deal with her in such a manner by the higher-ups, and had no choice but to comply with the order.

[Weifang City, Shandong Province] The Police Send Falun Gong Practitioners to the Labor Camps Illegally

The Beigong Police Station in the Weifang district of Weicheng had filled out all the necessary paperwork required to arrest 5 local practitioners who refused to give up Falun Gong, and were getting ready to arrest them. The practitioners found out what was about to happen and left their homes. Since last October, the Beigong Police Station has sentenced all the local practitioners who were arrested for going to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong to 1 month in the local detention center, followed by a term of 3 years in labor camps. Once, the police sent 8 practitioners to labor camps in one day. Out of these eight practitioners, Han Suhua was dragged away, even though her leg had been seriously injured in Beijing. Practitioner Ding Aili, a single mother, was sent to the labor camps along with her oldest daughter. There is no one around to care for her youngest child who is only a first-grader.

Practitioers Gao Guizhen and Cao Junfeng from the district of Weicheng were sent to the labor camps for going to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong in October of 2000. Their husbands did not want to see them suffer in the labor camps, so they went everywhere looking for ways to get them out. In the end, these two practitioners were released after their husbands paid 50,000 and 40,000 Yuan respectively to bail them out (the average monthly income in China is 500 Yuan per person).

In December of 2000, practitioners Zhang Baoxi and his wife were arrested for passing out Falun Gong truth-clarifying material. The police were planning on sending them to the labor camps, and the couple was forced to flee from their home. They are both senior citizens in their 60s. They have lost all means to support themselves, and have to depend on the help of others to survive.

The following are the phone numbers of some Weifang police stations:

Liang Yuhai, head of the Beigong Police Station, phone number: 86-536-8324731

Nanguan Police Station, phone number: 86-536-8322571

Weifang City Police Department, 86-536-8783000

Weicheng District Police Department, 86-536-8326401

[Hanchuan City, Hubei Province] The Authorities Kidnap Practitioner Chen Ailin

Practitioner Chen Ailin, who is in her 30s, has been arrested several times for going to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong. Because of this, she was listed as a main target for around the clock surveillance. She was forced to flee from her home with her child and ended up getting a temporary position in the nearby city of Wuhan. In recent days, a few evil people from her hometown came to Wuhan looking for her. They were able to find her child and secretly followed the child back to their home. When she returned home that night, they were outside waiting for her and took her away by force. She is now being detained in the local detention center.

[Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Information on the Shijiazhuang Labor Camps Where Falun Gong Practitioners are being Held

The Shijiazhuang 5th Labor Camp

Address: Beijiao Street #22

Names of a few labor camp officials who have brutalized Falun Gong practitioners:

1st Platoon: Liu Zhiying, Jiang Hong, and Liu Wei

2nd Platoon: Li Ping, Wang Xiu and Chen Ping

Drug Rehab Center: Li Xin

Education Center: Wang Feng

The Shijiazhuang 4th Labor Camp

Address: Nangaoji Street #8

Names of a few labor camp officials who have brutalized Falun Gong practitioners:

1st Platoon: Wang Shumin, Song Jin, Ma Li, Deng Li, Meng Zhenju, and Ci Huiying

2nd Platoon: Liu Xiumin, Wang Guifen, Wang Ruixiang, a captain with the surname of Hao, and a captain with the surname of Nan

Special Platoon: Li Zhenping

Administration: Shang Changmin (head of the labor camp), Li Weizhen (division leader), Geng Xingjun, the head of the Supervising Division with the surname of Chen, a captain with the surname of Zhou, and the deputy head of the labor camp with the surname of Fu

The Shijiazhuang 3rd Labor Camp

Address: Beijiao Street #22

Names of a few labor camp officials who have brutalized Falun Gong practitioners: Zhao Bin (platoon leader) and Yang Guang

Head of the Shijiazhuang Labor Camp System: Wang Bingfang

[Yingmeng County, Shandong Province] The Local Authorities Persecute Falun Gong Practitioners

The Propaganda Department of Yingmeng County put together a set of material containing many outrageous lies slandering Falun Gong. They made up stories at will and totally distorted the message of Falun Gong

Many local practitioners are being forced to attend the "Yingmeng County Falun Gong Transformation Class." They have been cut off from the outside world and have lost all their personal freedom. They are not allowed to rest until after midnight every day. While they try to get some sleep, members of the local militia, who have been assigned to watch them, frequently kick their door or play a cassette player at the top of its volume to make sure they do not get a good night's rest. The practitioners have to get up at 5 o'clock every day to do the "morning exercises" while being forced to chant slogans attacking Falun Gong. Those practitioners who refuse to chant the slogans are routinely beaten and kicked by the local militia members.

Many militia members are very vicious. They often gather in groups of two or three to interrogate Falun Gong practitioners while waving rubber batons and handcuffs. Some of them even beat practitioners brutally after forcing them to strip naked and lie down. One militia member from the village of Duo named Zhang Huayu openly steals food and personal belongings of practitioners.

On March 2nd, the local government in the township of Taoqu sent out several vehicles looking for Falun Gong practitioners. Every practitioner was forced to curse Master Li and Falun Gong, and those who refused to do so were taken away as "transformation targets." Twenty-one practitioners were arrested that day. That evening, practitioners Shi Yunyu and Wang Dongcheng were placed in isolation chambers where they were brutally beaten. When the family members of Shi Yunyu saw him the next day, they were shocked and dismayed to see that his face was completely swollen and his eyes were swollen shut.

The original plan of the local authorities was to arrest a total of 31 practitioners. They are very annoyed that 10 practitioners were able to get away, and have held a series of meetings trying to figure out how to find these 10 practitioners and do more to persecute Falun Gong.

Li Xiurong, a practitioner from the township of Dianpai in Yingmeng County, was arrested for going to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong. After she was sent back, the local authorities broke into her home and confiscated every single item owned by her and the members of her family.

[Binzhou City, Shandong Province] A list of Huimin County Falun Gong Practitioners Who Have Been Sent to the Labor Camps

Wang Houli: male, 45 years old

Wang Xiuting: female

Zhao Xuefeng: male, 40 years old, and a former employee of the Huimin County Textile Factory

Yan Hongjun: male, 35 years old, and a former employee of the Huimin County Textile Factory

Lu Peiyuan: male, 35 years old, and the principle of the Huimin County Magnet School

Zhou Hongsheng: male, 38 years old, and a villager from the Mazhou Village

Liu Fengmin: male, and a villager from the township of Lizhuang

Zhang Shugang: female, and a villager from the township of Lizhuang

All the above practitioners are each serving three-year sentences in the Wangzhuang Labor Camp in Zibe City, Shandong Province.

[Binzhou City, Shandong Province] A List of Criminals Who Have Persecuted Falun Gong Practitioners in the District of Bincheng

Qiu Shuyoung: a policeman from the Political Security Division of the Bincheng District Police Department. On January 4th, 2001, he deceived practitioner Lu Qiyuan, arrested him and then beat him brutally. His phone number is 86-543-3366243, extension 4511. His father Qiu Ruizhi's phone number is 86-543-3391264 or 86-543-3325954 or 86-543-3324656. His home address is Bohai Street #3, Apartment #517.

Beizhen Police Station: on January 22nd, 2001, the police from the Beizhen Police Station arrested and detained practitioners Geng Limin, Li Bahu (who works in the Binzhou City Chemical Plant), Wei Shuang and Dong Guozhen. After the practitioners staged a 10-day hunger strike, they tied the practitioners to beds reserved for death row inmates to torture them.

Binzhou City Chemical Plant: a number of practitioners are being detained in the plant. Some of them have been fired from their jobs. Its address is the 5th Huanghe Road #560.

Zhang Haibin: the head of the Zhibei Police Station. Because of his outstanding "contribution" in persecuting Falun Gong practitioners, he was named the "model police station head." His phone number is 86-543-3322374(or 3329946). The police station is located on the 2nd Huanghe Street.

A director with the surname of Lan and a division head with the surname of Jia: Lan is the director of the Politics and Labor Relation Office while Jia is the head of the security division of the Binzhou City Piston Company. They detained practitioners inside of the company for more than 40 days, and also helped the police arrest practitioners Zhang Zhihua, Geng Limin, Dong Guozhen, and Zhang Jinying. They were fined tens of thousands of Yuan and fired from their jobs on December 24th, 2000. The main switchboard number for the Piston Company is 86-543-3320941 (or 3320942, or 3320943, or 3320953). The factory is located on the 6th Bohai Street # 680.

Jie Ju: the head of the Bincheng District Paper Manufacturing Factory. He fired 7 practitioners from their jobs. His phone number is 86-5430-3321522. The address of the factory is the 6th Guanghe Street #579.

Xu Feng: the head of the Binzhou City 3rd Textile Factory. He fired 3 practitioners from their jobs. His phone number is 86-543-3381385, and his work address is the 2nd Huanghe Street #593.

Gao Heping and Hu Xiuqin: employees of the Binzhou City 1st Textile Factory. They have turned in, rounded up, and beaten Falun Gong practitioners, and also informed the authorities of a place where Falun Gong truth-clarifying materials were being printed. Gao Heping's phone number is 86-543-3316795.

Song Xiang: a small-business owner. He has turned in practitioners to the authorities and informed the authorities of a place where Falun Gong truth-clarifying materials were being printed. His number phone is 86-543-3313141.

Dan Yumin: the general secretary of the Shengli Oil 1st Construction Company Politics and Law Commission. He and two of his subordinates Shi Qinghe and Liu Zhifang have harassed and threatened many Falun Gong practitioners since August of 1999. They have tried to force practitioners to give up Falun Gong, destroyed Falun Gong books, imposed heavy fines on the practitioners, and punished the relatives of practitioners as well. They openly told the practitioners that if they were going to continue practicing Falun Gong, they would be killed and their families destroyed.

[Binzhou City, Shandong Province] A List of Criminals Who Have Persecuted Falun Gong Practitioners in Huimin County

On July 12nd, 2001 around 4 o'clock in the afternoon, the police tricked practitioner Liu Fumin (who is from the township of Lizhuang) into going to the police station with them. When he got there, they brought out his wife Ren Jianxin, who had been arrested a day earlier. The policemen then repeatedly stabbed steel needles into the chests of the husband and the wife, hit their heads with glass bottles, beat them with rubber batons, splashed cold water on them, and used electric batons to shock their palms, feet and private areas...

The following are the criminals who participated in this beating:

Zhang Deguang: the chief counselor of the Huimin Police Station

Gao Shuhua: the head of the Hui min Politics and Law Center

Li Yong: the head of the Huimin Communist Party

Pan Sen: mayor of the township of Huimin

Posting date: 4/7/2001
Original article date: 4/1/2001
Category: Latest News from China
Translated on 4/4/2001 from