Latest News from China - 07/25/2001
- Middle School Student would Rather Fail the Exam than Answer Dafa-Slandering Questions
- Kidnapping of a Dafa Practitioner at the Hands of Baicheng City's Dongfeng Police Office
- Lingyuan City Police Officers are Guilty of Public Humiliation and Labor Camp Sentences of Dafa Practitioners
- City Education Work Unit Kidnaps Dafa Practitioner Hu Jianguo into a Brainwashing Class
- The Unlawful Eight Months Detention of Anhui Industrial Architecture College Student Yu Jun, A Model Student
- The Latest Persecution Situation of Dafa Practitioners in Huainan City
- Dalian City's No 8 Police Department Officers Kidnap Dalian Practitioner Liu Hongbo
- A Kind Tax Collector's Remark, "Don't Take Ill-Gotten Gains"
[Baicheng City, Jilin Province] Middle School Student would Rather Fail the Exam than Answer Dafa-Slandering Questions
A middle school in Baicheng City of Jilin Province closely followed orders from Jiang Zemin's criminal regime and started the "signature movement." [Note:This is a coerced collection of signatures in China of all citizens who oppose Dafa. Jiang Zemin's ill-conceived goal is to collect one million names]. Being afraid of her teacher, a student had to participate with rest of the class, but with so many people milling around she managed to leave without signing anything.
The political science class exam one day included a question slandering Falun Dafa. If she answered the question the way her teacher had written and requested the answer, the student could have received the score. If she answered the question factually, however, she could have gotten herself into trouble. In addition, her parents would be implicated. So she passed on this question and did not write a single word. Afterwards, she said, "I would rather fail in this examination."
[Baicheng City, Jilin Province] Kidnapping of a Dafa Practitioner at the Hands of Baicheng City's Dongfeng Police Office
On the night of July 19, 2001, three lawless policemen from Baicheng City's Dongfeng police office went to Dafa practitioner Zhang Chuanpu's home and kidnapped him. Now he is detained in Baicheng City's Detention Center. The details of his circumstances are unclear. We hope all Dafa practitioners keep alert and send forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil.
[Lingyuan City, Liaoning Province] Lingyuan City Police Officers are Guilty of Public Humiliation and Labor Camp Sentences of Dafa Practitioners
On the morning of July 14, 2001, Lingyuan City's police officers committed another lawless act. They hung boards around ten Dafa practitioners' necks and humiliated them by parading them through streets, along with about a hundred other common criminals. The police then announced that the ten Dafa practitioners were sentenced to one to three years of forced labor. The practitioners were tied up with ropes and had to endure this injustice for two hours.
After police personnel detained female practitioner Qiao Guirong for three months, her relatives bailed her out. Her freedom, however, lasted only for five days. She was again illegally put into detention center for 38 more days.
Also, on January 22, 2001, three female Dafa practitioners from Daoerdeng Town, Lingyuan City were illegally detained. They are not released till now.
The ten Dafa practitioners who were so unjustly punished are:
Female practitioners: Qiao Guirong, Shi Xiuqin, Su Huijun, Huo Guilan, Chen Peiyun, Song Guili;
Male practitioners: Gao Zhiguo, Yang Qing, Li Jun, Liu Chunhua
[Xiantao City, Hubei Province] City Education Work Unit Kidnaps Dafa Practitioner Hu Jianguo into a Brainwashing Class
On June 25, 2001, his work unit tricked practitioner Hu Jianguo, male, an employee in the Xiantao City Education and Examination Center in Hubei Province to go to the Xinlirenkou police office where he was detained.
Hu Jianguo is a 32-year-old Communist Party member and the director of the Department of Information of Xiantao City Education and Examination Center. He has been practicing Falun Gong since September 1998. Details of his unfortunate encounter with the authorities follow:
On the morning of June 25, 2001, Hu Shaolin, the person in charge of the Xiantao City Education and Examination Center informed Hu Jianguo to go to Zhanggou Town for an "investigation." The real purpose was one of actually tricking Hu Jianguo to show up at the Xinlirenkou Town police office for detention. This kind of behavior is similar to Mafia kidnapping methods. However, they claimed that it was an order issued by the city committee and city government that had to be obeyed. Hu Jianguo was shocked. He immediately voiced his serious objection to Mr. Zheng, the deputy secretary of the City Government Office and asked for his prompt release. His justified request was rejected. He was forcibly detained and had to attend the 6th term of a brainwashing class. According to the staff in this brainwashing class there, Falun Gong practitioners had to undergo one month of brainwashing. Those who would write the "guarantee statements" to give up practice and not appeal again would be released. On the other hand, those who would refuse to write the "guarantee statements" would be indefinitely detained, or receive even more severe punishment.
Six Falun Gong practitioners are detained in Xiantao City's 6th term brainwashing class. Four of them were tricked and kidnapped to go there. The other 2 were sent directly from a detention center. Fourteen staff members closely watch the practitioners 24 hours a day. It is a one-on-one watch: one staff member monitors each practitioner. In spite of the fact that the practitioners were locked up behind double iron gates, surprisingly, after fourteen days detention, Hu Jianguo was missing. Details of his whereabouts are unclear at the present.
[Hefei City, Anhui Province] The Unlawful Eight Months Detention of Anhui Industrial Architecture College Student Yu Jun, A Model Student
On July 24, 2001, Dafa practitioner Yu Jun, a model student from Hefei City, Anhui Province was illegally brought to trial at Hefei Economic Developing District Count. Yu Jun was a well-known, good student in the Department of Architectural Materials in Anhui's Industrial Architecture College. After he started practicing Dafa, the Hepatitis B he had been suffering from disappeared. Many times in the past he had received scholastic honors. He was awarded with a scholarship and many times earned the distinction of "Model Student Cadre." After he had gone to Beijing three times to appeal for Falun Dafa, things began happening to him. To begin with, the school suspended him for one year and then finally expelled him. In December 2000, police thugs from the Mingzhu police station took him unlawfully away from home. He has already been detained for eight months in Hefei's First Detention Center, without any due process of law.
[Huainan City, Anhui Province] The Latest Persecution Situation of Dafa Practitioners in Huainan City
Dafa practitioner Ma Liangjiu, male, 47 years old, was an employee of the Pan-er Mine. At the end of April 2001, the authorities from his work unit illegally searched his home and found some Dafa materials. He was therefore unlawfully detained. The arrest warrant was not issued until the middle of July, almost three months later.
Dafa practitioner Xia Zehong, female, 37 years old, was an employee of the Pan-er Mine. At the end of April 2001, the police illegally searched her home and found Dafa materials. She was therefore unlawfully detained. The arrest warrant was not issued until the middle of July, almost three months later.
Dafa practitioner Wang Ming; female; over 60 years old. On June 13, 2001, officers from Tianjia'an's police station illegally searched her home and found lots of Dafa materials. She was unlawfully detained. The arrest warrant was issued on July 10, 2001. The living conditions in the detention cell were very bad. On top of that, she was physically and mentally tortured. The only way she can walk now is by bracing herself against a wall.
Dafa practitioner Li Limin, female, about 40 years old, was a teacher of Huainan's No.23 Middle School. In June, the police send her to Hefei Female Detention Center for forced brainwashing. She issued a solemn statement as soon as she was released. She stated that all she said and wrote during the brainwashing period in that class is invalid. She had to leave her home and become a homeless person, and had been wandering about since then. At the end of June, police took her away when she was distributing Dafa truth-clarifying materials. In the middle of July she was illegally sentenced to three years of forced labor.
[Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Dalian City's No 8 Police Department Officers Kidnap Dalian Practitioner Liu Hongbo
On the afternoon of July 21, 2001, a practitioner went to Liu Hongbo's home to pick up some truth-clarifying discs and was afterwards arrested. That night, a gang of vicious authorities from Dalian's National Security Bureau, Sections 2 and 8, of the Dalian police department kidnapped Liu Hongbo from his home. Because Liu Hongbo refused to cooperate with the police at the time, they therefore violently dragged him downstairs. Liu got bruised all over his body. He fainted and woke up after having been given emergency treatment. Liu managed to hide his telephone book in a safe place to prevent it from falling into the authorities hands. His mother loudly scolded the authorities criminal behavior of illegal search and seizure and kidnapping. The police threatened to take her away as well. She kept sending forth righteous thoughts at home to eradicate the evil.
Later on, Liu Hongbo's home was searched. The police confiscated four computers, four CD-machines and some discs, found in the basement, as well as a computer and an ink-jet printer, found upstairs. Other information is not yet known.
[Huainan City, Anhui Province] A Kind Tax Collector's Remark, "Don't Take Ill-Gotten Gains"
In the middle of July, while in a store, a Huainan Dafa practitioner distributing truth-clarifying Dafa literature came across a tax collector. When the storeowner saw the truth-clarifying literature he pointed at the practitioner and asked the tax collector, "Was it he who distributed these materials?" The tax collector pointed at an everyday person and said, "No, it was him." The storeowner caught up with the everyday person and aggressively tried to drag him to the police station. He was met with an angry rebuff. When the owner came back to the store, the practitioner had walked away. He blamed the tax collector, "I was right in the first place. Why did you fool me? We each could have received a 25,000 Yuan reward!" [Note: According to a policy in Huainan City, people are rewarded with 50,000 Yuan if they catch a practitioner]." The tax collector patted the store owner's shoulder and told him, "Buddy, don't take ill-gotten gains. It's easy to get but it hurts when you spend it."