Latest News From China - 07/20/2001
[China] Latest News on Zhao Ming [Benxi City, Liaoning Province]
The Weining Labor Camp Persecutes Falun Gong Practitioners [Benxi City, Liaoning Province]
List of Those who Persecute Practitioners [Changchun City, Jilin Province]
Heizuizi Women's Labor Camp Detains Practitioners Past Their Original
Sentences [Beijing] Police Arrest
Practitioner in Tiananmen Square [Xinjiang Province] Practitioner
Forced to Flee Home and Abandon Her Child [Kaifeng County, Henan Province]
A Happy Family Is Broken Up [Zhaodong Township, Heilongjiang
Province] Wrongful Acts Committed by the Local Police [Harbin City, Heilongjiang
Province] Local Officials Brutally Beat Practitioners [Shenzhen City, Guangdong
Province] Practitioners Arrested for Distributing Falun Gong Flyers [Beijing] Practitioner Detained
at the Tuanhe Labor Camp
[China] Latest News on Zhao Ming
[Benxi City, Liaoning Province] The Weining Labor Camp Persecutes Falun Gong Practitioners
[Benxi City, Liaoning Province] List of Those who Persecute Practitioners
[Changchun City, Jilin Province] Heizuizi Women's Labor Camp Detains Practitioners Past Their Original Sentences
[Beijing] Police Arrest Practitioner in Tiananmen Square
[Xinjiang Province] Practitioner Forced to Flee Home and Abandon Her Child
[Kaifeng County, Henan Province] A Happy Family Is Broken Up
[Zhaodong Township, Heilongjiang Province] Wrongful Acts Committed by the Local Police
[Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Local Officials Brutally Beat Practitioners
[Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province] Practitioners Arrested for Distributing Falun Gong Flyers
[Beijing] Practitioner Detained at the Tuanhe Labor Camp
1. [China] Latest News on Zhao Ming
Zhao Ming, a graduate student of Computer Science studying in Ireland, was illegally sent to a labor camp for protecting the Fa while visiting China. The police tried many cruel methods to try to make him denounce his belief in Falun Gong, but they could not shake his firm beliefs. Zhao was transferred from Beijing Tuanhe Labor Camp to Xinan Labor Camp and later transferred back to Tuanhe in May. Zhao has endured the persecution and torture, and he remains deeply committed to Falun Gong. Currently, he is still being held at the Tuanhe Labor Camp.
2. [Benxi City, Liaoning Province] The Weining Labor Camp Persecutes Falun Gong Practitioners
In accordance with orders from Jiang Zemin and Luo Gan, camp officials attempt to brainwash every Falun Gong practitioner. If practitioners refuse to renounce their beliefs after brainwashing classes, they are subjected to violence and torture.
Since June 1, 2001, the camp staff assigned six of the most steadfast Falun Gong practitioners to the "Strict Supervision Team." On the following day, these six practitioners went on a hunger strike to protest and began to practice the Falun Gong exercises. On June 4, under the pretense of getting them together for a meeting, more than twenty guards attacked these practitioners, knocking them down and handcuffing them. Because one practitioner didn't cooperate, they beat him and shocked him with electric batons repeatedly. When they felt that it was not effective, they beat him severely again, and sent him and another practitioner to a "stretch room." The guards handcuffed them after stretching their limbs straight and tight. They called this "fixing the position." The practitioners were secured to the ground spread-eagled, unable to move an inch. The guards force-fed them and denied them sleep for days. Because of the unbearable physical pain and the extreme mental torture, these practitioners renounced their faith while not fully conscious. The guards did not want the outside world to know what happened, and they told the practitioners, "Your repentance was not coerced. You changed because of the re-education." They assigned more than twenty people to carry out around the clock surveillance to keep information from leaking out. After over a month, the practitioners were sent back to the Drug Rehabilitation Center, where even more people monitored them. Brainwashed practitioners monitored them even during their sleep. One practitioner who had refused to give a written statement to denounce Falun Gong was sent to the "self-reflection room."
This was how Weining Labor Camp used violence to torture Falun Gong practitioners at will. The situation is both serious and difficult. The brutal persecution has escalated with the help of those such as Li Yuehua, Kang Yuezhen, and Liang Jiming.
3. [Benxi City, Liaoning Province] List of Those who Persecute Practitioners
Jiang Mingdong, male, Deputy Secretary of the Benqi Ironworks Group, sponsored "brainwashing classes" to persecute Falun Gong practitioners many times. Recently he received an award for what he has done. He also appeared on CCTV News and slandered Falun Gong during the daily news program.
Li Yuehua, Kang Yuezheng, Liang Jiming, Wang Maowu are all brainwashed practitioners who have turned against Dafa. They have all participated in the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners.
4. [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Heizuizi Women's Labor Camp Detains Practitioners Past Their Original Sentences
A large percentage of practitioners being held in the Heizuizi Women's Labor Camp have reached their terms for quite some time. However, because of their deep commitment to Dafa, they are still being detained and continue to go through inhuman torture.
Deng, a practitioner in her thirties, is one of them. Deng was arrested when she was sharing experiences with other practitioners on January 15, 2000. During her detention, when she was asked whether she would continue to practice Falun Gong, Deng answered firmly, "Yes!" Thus, she was transferred to a detention center where she was asked the same question. Her answer remained the same, "Yes!" Because of this answer, she was sentenced to the Heizuizi Women Labor Camp for one year.
Upon her arrival, Deng was kicked, punched and electric-shocked by a group of guards. They handcuffed and shackled her, and they did not let her sleep for days. They also forced her to remain standing for long periods of time while taunting and cursing her. All of this could not shake Deng's firm belief in Dafa, even while she was spitting out blood and at the brink of death. The guards then sent her to a cell where common criminals were put in charge of monitoring Dafa practitioners. At the urging of the guards, these inmates looked for new ways to torture practitioners. However, no matter what they did, they could not shake Dafa practitioners' firm and righteous faith.
Deng and other practitioners who were sent to the labor camp at the same time were due to be released in February of 2001. However, none of them have been released, and no one has given any explanation to their families. Since last year, camp officials have denied visitation rights to practitioners who refused to renounce their beliefs. Husbands were not allowed to visit wives, and children were not allowed to see their mothers.
5. [Beijing] Police Arrest Practitioner in Tiananmen Square
Jiang Ruigang, a practitioner from Jilin Province, was arrested this June in Tiananmen Square for unfurling a banner. The police in Jilin and his employer went to Beijing to pick him up after they learned of the incident, but the Beijing police are still holding him in the detention center for unknown reasons. Another Dafa practitioner, Zhong Zhiwei, went to Beijing to appeal a week ago. His whereabouts are unknown.
Days ago, Clearwisdom reported that eleven Dafa practitioners were arrested while distributing Dafa materials. Zhang Hanyi was among them, and he was sentenced to two years in a labor camp. Currently no information is available about the rest of these practitioners.
6. [Xinjiang Province] Practitioner Forced to Flee Home and Abandon Her Child
Mrs. Hou is a practitioner from Xinjiang. After her husband was sentenced to a labor camp for practicing Dafa, Hou had to leave home and live in exile to avoid the brainwashing class, leaving behind her one-and-a-half-year old baby and elderly parents-in-law. Whenever the child saw visitors, he would call them "Mom." One time, an elderly woman went to visit the family. The baby again called her "Mom" right away. With tears, this elderly woman said: "I am not your mother. Call me grandma." Everyone who heard the story felt very sad.
7. [Kaifeng County, Henan Province] A Happy Family Is Broken Up
The local police arrested Ning Xiuzhi and two of her daughters at their home in the afternoon of July 9. The daughters, Pan Shasha and Pan Tingting, are not practitioners. They were arrested because one or two Dafa flyers were found in their rooms. Ning Xiuzhi is currently being held at the Kaifeng County Detention Center. Pan Shasha was sent to the local labor camp, but she was released three days later. Pan Tingting was transferred to Qi County, and her current whereabouts are unknown. The police have denied visitation rights for Ning's family. Furthermore, Ning's husband was sentenced to three years in a labor camp for going to Beijing to appeal. A happy family was thus broken up. We call for the attention and help from all kind-hearted people.
8. [Zhaodong Township, Heilongjiang Province] Wrongful Acts Committed by the Local Police
Around 8 PM on June 26, 2001, Yu Libo, a female practitioner who was still nursing her 10-month old infant, was arrested. She was taken away by Li Qingfu, chief of the Fendou Police Sub-station and other police officers when she was discovered putting together Dafa materials. Yu Ming, another practitioner from Daqing who was living in exile, was arrested with her. After two hours of interrogation and torture, Yu Ming was forced to reveal the location where Dafa materials were stored. This caused Liu Xixiang, a practitioner from Qitaihe who had successfully escaped from Jiamusi Labor Camp earlier, to be arrested again. The police also confiscated two copiers.
From the program broadcast by the local TV station on June 28, it was clear that Liu Xixiang had been brutally tortured. He had difficulty walking, and his face was hardly recognizable. As of July 8, Liu Xixiang and Yu Libo had been on a hunger strike for eleven days. Despite the fact that they were extremely weak, the Public Security Bureau still violently interrogated them twice a day. They also issued an order to the labor camp staff to beat them as much as they wanted. They wanted to find out who provided financially for the production of these Dafa materials, and claimed that if the practitioners were beaten to death, no one would be held responsible. Liu Xiaoling, another local Dafa practitioner, was force-fed to death after she went on a hunger strike, as reported by Clearwisdom. Currently, Yu Libo is on the verge of death. Practitioners who were arrested at the same time and now are on hunger strike include: Wei Zhiping (still nursing), Gao Jingmei, Gao Jingyun (who was released after being on hunger strike for twelve days, but was arrested again a day later), Sun Hongbo, Hou, Sun Shutang, Weizhiling and her husband.
The police in Zhaodong distributed flyers all over the city, promising handsome rewards for those who turn in Falun Gong practitioners. The Public Security Bureau, the Police Department, the Residential Committees and security personnel of all districts and apartment complexes are focusing their energies on capturing Falun Gong practitioners.
We appeal to all international human rights groups for their attention to what is happening in Zhaodong.
The ringleader is Zhu Yin, the newly appointed mayor of Zhaodong.
Ren Songlin, Secretary of the Legal and Political Committee, also the person in charge of the persecution against Falun Gong
Office of the Secretary: 86-455-7709298; 86-455-7709235
General Office: 86-455-7709245
Zhaodong Public Security Bureau, Political Department: 86-455-7789849
Zhaodong Public Security Bureau, Public Safety Department: 86-455-7784560
Fendou Police Sub-station in Zhaodong: 86-455-7787490
Li Qingfu, chief of Police Sub-station: 86-455-7788110
Wang Fu, Director of Administrative Detention Center: 86-455-778-3338; 86-455-778-4448
Wu Guozhi, Chief of Detention Center: 86-455-7701780; 86-455-7712862
Li De, Zhaodong State Security Bureau: 86-455-7784769
9. [Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Local Officials Brutally Beat Practitioners
Guan Xin, from the Dongli Branch of the Harbin Public Security Bureau, put plastic bags over practitioners' heads so that they couldn't breathe. He used lamps to burn Dafa practitioners and viciously beat them. Marks left on the backs of practitioners by his kicks were still clearly visible a month later.
10. [Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province] Practitioners Arrested for Distributing Falun Gong Flyers
Li Ciyi (alias) was arrested in Shanghai for distributing flyers. She was taken back to Shenzhen and is being detained at the Baoan Women Labor Camp. Two sisters, Hong and Mei (alias) were arrested in Dongwan for distributing flyers. They are being detained at the Baoan Labor Camp.
Li Ling was arrested while distributing flyers in Shiyan, and she is being detained at the Baoan Labor Camp.
Xiao Ling was arrested while distributing flyers in Shiyan, and she is being detained at the Baoan Labor Camp.
11. [Beijing] Practitioner Detained at the Tuanhe Labor Camp
Shi Wenbo, a practitioner from Jilin, went to Beijing to protect the Fa. He was arrested and is now being held at the Tuanhe Labor Camp.