Latest News from China - 05/19/2001
[China] A Miracle Happens Around Me: "Truthfulness-Benevolence- Forbearance" Saves My Friend's Father
My friend's father is 90 years old this year. Having suffered from many diseases, he was very weak. Several of his children are Falun Dafa practitioners. Since July 20, 1999, his children were devastated physically, mentally, and financially due to the persecution by Jiang Zemin and his followers. He was also deceived by Jiang Zemin's propaganda and started to oppose his children's practicing Falun Gong. Several days ago, he suddenly became critically ill. His weight dropped to about 90 pounds. He asked his children to come to see him immediately. Upon seeing his condition, his children wrote down the words, "Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Benevolence-Forbearance is good," on a piece of paper and let him look at the words. He slowly came to understand his children's words, and he looked at the piece of paper every day and recited to himself, "Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Benevolence-Forbearance is good." Gradually a miracle happened: his condition got better day-by-day, and now he can even walk around by himself. He has firmly memorized the words "Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Benevolence-Forbearance is good" in his heart.
No matter what kind of person you are and what bad things you have done, if you can tell right from wrong on the issue of Falun Gong and realize that Falun Dafa is good and righteous, you can see and feel the power of the cosmic great law. You will benefit forever if you support Falun Dafa. On the other hand, for those who cannot tell good from evil and who are still persecuting Falun Dafa, you have to stop what you are doing; otherwise the heavenly law that evil will be rewarded with evil will be bestowed on you in the near future.
[Qingdao City, Shandong Province] Rainbow Appears Around the Sun in the Sky Above Qingdao Labor Camp
On May 16, there was a rainbow surrounding the sun in the sky above Qingdao Labor Camp. The rainbow looked exactly like the ones previously reported on Minghui Net.
[Mianyang City, Sichuan Province] Dafa Practitioner Zeng Xiaochun is Illegally Arrested Again
Dafa practitioner Zeng Xiaochun was a staff member of Peicheng District Court in Mianyang City, Sichuan Province. Last April, she went to Beijing to share experiences with fellow practitioners and was arrested and detained illegally for a month. At that time she was still breast-feeding her 6-month-old baby. Later she was fired from her job and expelled from her party membership. In July, she was sentenced to a labor camp for participating in a local experience sharing conference. Since she was still breast-feeding her baby, and with the help of some people, she was paroled. In December, she went to Beijing to appeal again. She was arrested and sent to the Beijing office of Jinyang City, Liaoning Province. Local policemen asked 3500 Yuan (Chinese dollar; the average monthly urban salary is about 500 Yuan) from her family for the fee to have her transferred back to Mianyang City. Her family members couldn't afford the fee, so the police did not go to Beijing. A few days later, Zeng escaped from the office and was forced to leave home and wander around. The police department offered a reward of 30,000 Yuan for catching her. The phones of her family members were tapped, and they were often harassed at home. On April 29, 2001, Zeng was arrested again unfortunately, and her whereabouts are unknown. Her baby is only 18 months old. Here we call out to all kind-hearted people for their concern and support to stop the persecution.
[China] The Witty Remarks of a Taxi Driver
While in a taxi, I told the driver about the crimes committed by Jiang Zemin and his followers in their persecution of Falun Gong. After hearing my words, the driver expressed his admiration of Dafa practitioners for their persistence in justice and their intrepidity in the face of violence. He also vividly depicted the situation with this analogy: "Falun Gong is like a huge pine tree. Jiang Zemin attempts to crush the pine tree by putting stones on it. However, the more he does that, the deeper and wider the pine tree extends its roots into the ground. Also, the trunk becomes straighter and firmer; therefore more people come to admire Falun Gong. So Jiang Zemin and his followers are doomed to lose the battle--anyone with a brain can see that!"
[China] The Illegal "Transformation Classes" Waste Manpower and Money and Create Social Problems
Because Jiang Zemin clings obstinately to his course of persecuting Falun Gong, a lot of public funds have been wasted. Some people who follow Jiang Zemin in Northeastern China are already in awkward situations. If they continue detaining the practitioners in the "transformation classes," they will face financial problems since there is no money for this; if they release the practitioners that are currently in the classes, they cannot report to their superiors. The persecution of Falun Gong by Jiang Zemin and his followers has already wasted a lot of money and manpower. It is harming more and more people and escalating various unstable factors in society.
[Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] News from Wanjia Labor Camp: Squarely Facing the Vicious People with a Righteous Mind
Dafa practitioner Liu Dongyun (Dongli District of Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province) was illegally detained in Wanjia Labor Camp. In the Fa rectification process, she went on a hunger strike for 30 days to protest the persecution, and then was unconditionally released on May 10, 2001. Let us suffocate the evil firmly and rectify the environment around us together.
[Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province] Some Cases of the Brutal Torture of Dafa Practitioners by Prison Guards
Ms. Fan Dongyun lost consciousness when she was tied up with a rope in a special way that is extremely painful. She woke up after the rope was released.
Ms. Cao Yuehong was handcuffed for a long time and was not allowed to use the restroom. She had to urinate in her pants, which the guard did not allow her to change. Despite the cold weather in February, the guard made her wear the wet pants until they dried.
Ms. Li Yuxia refused to write a guarantee letter against Falun Gong. The prison guards tortured her with electric batons. Her face and head were damaged by electric shots. Finally, prison guards wrote the guarantee letter and forcefully took her hand for fingerprinting on the letter.
Prison guards in the south district of the labor camp took dozens of Dafa practitioners into a room without a window. They turned off the light in the room and more than 10 of them went inside and beat Dafa practitioners, then they used electric batons to torture practitioners. Practitioners' heads and faces were covered with bruises from the electric shocks.
[Taiyuan City, Shanxi Province] Persecution of Dafa Practitioners in the Illegal "Transformation Class" by Lawless Staff
Since this March, in the illegal "transformation classes" held in Taiyuan Labor camp, the vicious people beat and confined Dafa practitioners who refused to give up Falun Dafa, and who continued practicing and clarifying the truth. They illegally took away the personal freedom of practitioners and closely monitored practitioners 24 hours a day. They tried to "brainwash" practitioners by forcing them to watch some fabricated videotape programs every day. Currently there are over 40 female practitioners and over 20 male practitioners illegally detained in the class.
The perpetrators punished a 66-year-old lady by making her stand for one hour because she practiced the exercises. They also released a dog to bite a practitioner. The practitioner held a righteous thought, "I am a Dafa practitioner; if you bite me, you will be finished!" The dog immediately turned around. The persecutor ordered the dog to bite again, and the dog ran toward the practitioner for the second time. The practitioner solidified his righteous thought, and the dog turned around again. It seems that the consciences and perceptions of the persecutors are less refined than those of a dog.
Recently, more practitioners who had been detained in detention centers for several months were sent to the illegal "transformation class," where they were brutally tortured both physically and mentally.
We call for all the countries and people who love peace to stop the inhuman persecution by Jiang Zemin and his followers, and return the good reputation to Falun Dafa so the world can be filled with peace.
[Changchun City, Jilin Province] Neighborhood Committee of Luyuan District Illegally Harasses Dafa Practitioners
Staff members of the Neighborhood Committee of Luyuan District went to all Dafa practitioners' homes to harass them. The practitioners were lured and bullied into writing pledges against Falun Gong; otherwise they would be sent to transformation classes by force.
[Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Eight Dafa Practitioners Are Illegally Arrested
In Yuhong District (Shenyang City, Liaoning Province), eight Dafa practitioners were illegally arrested on May 17 for having gone to Beijing to appeal. Since the end of April, some officials in Shenyang City launched another "3-month plan," attempting to persecute Dafa practitioners continuously for 100 days (although several previous 3-months plans of the vicious Jiang Zemin failed one after another).
[Chengde City, Hebei Province] Savage Deeds of the 610 Office
Around May 13, 2001, the 610 Office (created by the government to deal specifically with issues related to Falun Gong) in Chengde City ordered all the police stations to arrest more than 20 Dafa practitioners illegally by tricking and kidnapping them. The perpetrators then tried to forcibly transform the practitioners. Several practitioners escaped, and the rest protested against the savage deeds with hunger strikes. Those who went on hunger strikes were beaten by some armed policemen. According to the officials of the 610 Office, all this is part of the unified policy of Hebei Province.
[China] People Around Me Get to Know Dafa
I am a peasant woman. Before I practiced Falun Dafa, I suffered from several serious diseases: hepatitis, gastritis, and enteritis. I even had an operation on my appendix and took medicine everyday. After I attained Dafa, all of the symptoms disappeared. I act according to the principle of "Truthfulness-Benevolence-Forbearance," and have become healthy again. All these validate that Dafa has great power.
Since Jiang Zemin and his followers started to persecute Dafa, people around me slowly came to sober understandings of Dafa. A local official said, "Jiang Zemin ordered his followers to beat Falun Gong practitioners violently. If they beat practitioners to death, they would report the cases as suicide, and they won't even let the family members know the truth. If we do not follow the order of persecuting practitioners, we will be fired. If you are a practitioner, no matter how high ranking an official you are, and even if you are a senior cadre or a senior party member, you will be dismissed from the party and fired from your position."
Although they suffered all kinds of brutal torture, Dafa practitioners still clarify the truth to the government and to the people, and more people benefit because of this. Their friends and neighbors all said, "Dafa is indeed good. Please practice at home and don't go to appeal again, since Jiang Zemin is too vicious right now. You have suffered too much both financially and mentally. If they didn't persecute Falun Gong like this, we would practice too!"
Records of Criminals:
(Fuyu Labor Camp in Qiqihaer City) Jia Weijun, Headman of the No. 4 Section.
Jia's criminal record: He stopped at no evil to attempt to transform practitioners, for example:
- He tortured practitioners with electric batons, even shocking practitioners at their temples;
- He forcefully sent those practitioners who refused to be transformed into mental institutes;
- He did not allow those practitioners who refused to be transformed to eat, and forced them to work more;
- He did not allow practitioners to use the restroom, and he instigated inmates to force practitioners to take medicine and even to eat feces.
There are a total of 19 labor camps in Heilongjiang Province (those I know are: Jiamusi Labor Camp, Hegang Labor Camp, Harbin Wanjia Labor Camp, Shuanghe and Fuyu Labor Camp in Qiqihaer City, Daqing Labor Camp, Jixi Labor Camp, and Heilongjiang Drug Rehab Center). Below is a list of criminals in charge of the persecution.
- Heilongjiang Labor Reeducation Department (Postal Code: 150001):
- Tiefeng Police Division of Qiqihaer City:
- Longsha Police Division:
- Shuanghe Labor Camp in Qiqihaer City (Postal Code 161006)
- Fuyu Labor Camp in Qiqihaer City (Postal Code 161200):
Zhang Zhian, Director;
Zou Xianbao, Vice Director;
Liang, Manager of Education Division;
Fan Chunling, Vice Manager of Education Division
Officers Chen Chuncai & Sun Libin;
Longshan Police Division: Officer Wang Zhaoshan;
2nd Detention Center: Director Lin (Tel: 86-271-0041, 86-271-1511)
Vice Director Li Zheng (Tel: 86-241-1136 (O), 86-240-7252 (H), 86-139-0452-7329 (cell))
Wulong Police Station:
Director Wang Xishun (Tel: 86-242-5062, 86-281-1019 (H), Pager 86-127-103-3933)
Directors Bai and Hong; Officers Wang Mei and Wang Yan (These two people used electric batons to torture practitioners, did not allow family members to visit practitioners, and extended practitioners' terms indefinitely)
Political Director Li Hongjun, Disciplinary Guard Wang Xi, Education Division Director Li Wenchao, Head of No.4 Division Jia Weijun.
[Qingdao City, Shandong Province] New Phone Number of Qingdao Labor Camp
The telephone number of Qingdao Labor Camp has been changed to 86-532-7657501. The extension number of the division where practitioners are illegally detained was also changed to 8302. It is obvious that the evil force has a guilty conscience and is in great fear of being exposed.
[Shenzhou City, Hebei Province] Phone Numbers of Criminals Who Persecuted Dafa Practitioners
On May 5, 2001, there was a report on Minghui net about the persecution of Dafa practitioners in Shenzhou City, Hebei Province. Below is a list of related criminals with their phone numbers (Translator's note: All numbers have the prefix 86-318)
Yang Jinsuo (Party Secretary of the city) 3312865 (O), 3314767 (H);
Yin Yuzhen (Secretary of the Committee of Politics and Law) 3312725(O), 3310166(H);
Jia Wanshuang (Officer of Shenzhou Police Department) 3315111;
Wang Erxi (Disciplinary Guard of Shenzhou Detention Center) 3318508
Shang Yunhang (Director of Shenzhou Division of Administration and Security) 3315858
Shenzhou Detention Center: 3312136