Latest News from China - 08/08/2001
- Daqing Dafa Practitioner Zhai Zhibin's Life is in Danger After Suffering Brutal Torture
- A Retired Teacher Is Illegally Sent to a Labor Camp Because Some Blank Paper and Cloth Strips Found in Her Home
- People Are Awakening
- Zhangjiakou City Receives Retribution After Severely Sentencing Dafa Practitioners
- The Lawless Officials in Jimo City Continue to Torture Dafa Practitioners
- A Model Student in Hanting District, Weifang City is Expelled from School Because of Appealing in Beijing
- Wuhu Dafa Practitioners are Detained
- Hefei Dafa Practitioner Song Liang's Experience After He was Detained
- Guangdong Dafa Practitioners are Persecuted
- Xinhua Labor Camp in Chengdu City Now Illegally Detains More than 300 Dafa Practitioners
- Do Not Forget to Study the Fa While Doing Dafa Work
- Haikou Dafa Practitioner Illegally Sentenced
- Relatives of Dafa Practitioners, Please Recognize the Wicked Nature of the Law Enforcement Department
- Harbin Middle School Teachers Suffer Persecution
- Three Dafa Practitioners from Bin County of Harbin City were Unlawfully Sent to Labor Camps; Police Extort Fines
- Police in Lijiaoqiao Police Station, Zhifu District, Yantai City are Swindlers and Bandits
- Daqing Detention Center Police Brutally Torture Dafa Practitioners
- Beating Cannot Change a Cultivator's Heart
- Changchun Dafa Practitioner Liu Yaqian is Arrested in Shenzhen
- Dafa Practitioner Wang Guihong from Zhifu District of Yantai City is Kidnapped
- People Who have Enlightened Along an Evil Path, Please Wake up Immediately
- The Policemen, Working Outside the Law, Take Bribes and Violate the Law
[Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Dafa Practitioner Zhai Zhibin's Life is in Danger After Suffering Brutal Torture
Dafa practitioner Zhai Zhibin's life is in extreme danger after being on hunger strike for over 40 days in the Longfeng Detention Center of Daqing City. Despite his condition, he was still sent to do forced labor. However, the labor camp rejected him due to his health condition, and he was transferred back to Longfeng Detention Center. Zhai Zhibin continued on the hunger strike to protest. On August 3, the officials of the police office and his work unit escorted him back and sent him to the Chengfeng No. 3 Hospital for so-called medical treatment. However, there were still 2 or 3 people from the police office and work unit monitoring him everyday. One day, when his mother visited him in the hospital, a vice secretary director immediately went there. As Zhai's mother was also a Dafa practitioner, the vice secretary director ordered her to leave the hospital. Zhai Zhibin is still currently on a hunger strike. He has been injected with drugs and a policeman is watching him inside his room. Despite the hot summer, the windows of the ward are all tightly closed and the curtains are also closed up on every window. The police are afraid of their crimes being exposed to the public.
We call on all Dafa practitioners in Daqing City to send forth righteous thoughts together to eliminate the evil that persecutes Zhai Zhibin -- "The Fa rectifies the Cosmos, the Evil is completely eliminated." In the meantime, we hope all kind-hearted people will support and help us.
Telephone of the head of Daqing City Chengfeng No.3 Hospital: 011-86-459-5798009
[Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] A Retired Teacher Is Illegally Sent to a Labor Camp Because Some Blank Paper and Cloth Strips Found in Her Home
Tao Xilan, female, a retired senior teacher in Ningyuang Town, Bin County, Harbin City, has cultivated Dafa for 6 years. All the diseases she had for many years were gone after she practiced Falun Gong. She saved a lot of medical expenses for the country. In 1999, Dafa was slandered. She went to appeal according to the rights endowed by the Constitution. However, she was detained for 39 days, fined 4,000 Yuan (about $500, $60 is average monthly income in China), and her 3 months salary were deducted after she returned. Her salary has been suspended since then. On January 8, 2000, police from Ningyuan Town Police Office went to her home and asked her if she still practiced Falun Gong. As she answered yes, she was forcibly taken away and detained for over a month. At 9pm on May 27, 2001, the director of the Political and Law Department of Ningyuan Town Government broke into her home with police and ransacked her home without following any legal procedures. They only found some blank paper and cloth strips but they detained her for over a month. The town government illegally put her into a labor camp and falsely charged her. Her family members made inquiries to the legal department but they were told that the authorities could treat Falun Gong practitioners anyway they chose.
[Shuangcheng City, Heilongjiang Province] People Are Awakening
In a village in Nongfeng County, Shuangcheng City, Heilongjiang Province, a middle aged man, who is a Party member but not a Falun Gong practitioner, saw some Falun Dafa banners one morning. Some of the banners were blown upside down by the wind. He said, "How could such good banners be upside down?" He took down the banners and hung them up correctly. We felt really happy for what he has done.
In a village of Heilongjiang Province, there were a lot of little Falun Dafa banners. When someone started to tear them down, a resident stopped him and said, "You should not tear the banners down from my wall. This is my home. How dare you tear them off. It is not good for either of us if you tear them off." Then the guy went away without saying anything. Now, no one is tearing off the little Dafa banners hung around the village. Dafa is enlightening sentient beings. People are awakening.
[Zhangjiakou City, Hebei Province] Zhangjiakou City Receives Retribution After Severely Sentencing Dafa Practitioners
On July 19, 2001, four Dafa practitioners were sentenced in Qiaodong District, Zhangjiakou City. Among them, Wang Huai was sentenced to 7 years imprisonment, Liu Zhiying for 3 years, and Zheng Jianfang and Liu Xiumei for 4 years each. Several days before, 15 Dafa practitioners were illegally put into a forced labor camp. On the night of the same day practitioners were sentenced, the Wucheng Street Market caught on fire. Black smoke came out of the roof. The light of the fire illuminated the sky. Merchandise valued at more than 100 million Yuan burned to the ground. The loss was huge. The outburst of the fire seemed to be a coincidence. The real reason was because of the vicious forces in Zhangjiakou City that have enraged the Gods. Shouldn't we seriously think about this? Isn't it a punishment to the people from heaven?
No one can escape from the justice. Good is rewarded with good, evil is met with evil. Justice will definitely judge all those who persecuted Dafa and Dafa practitioners.
[Jimo City, Shandong Province] The Lawless Officials Continue to Torture Dafa Practitioners
Since July 20, 1999, the officials in Jimo City closely followed "Human Rights Scoundrel" Jiang Zemin to persecute Dafa practitioners. The crimes they have committed are beyond words. Among the over 100 practitioners who appealed, almost 30 practitioners were illegally sent to forced labor camps. Practitioners were fined 2,000 to 10,000 Yuan every time they were detained. Practitioners were often beaten.
Around July 20, 2001, the lawless police committed new crimes. They illegally detained over 10 practitioners who lived in exile, including Li Deming, Li Deguang, Jiang Jing, He Lifang, Lifang's sister and brother-in-law, and Ji Xue. Now they have gone on a hunger strike for 7 days. Police tried to block the information and then went on persecuting and arresting Dafa practitioners who were forced to leave their homes.
Hereby, we sternly warn all the lawless officials in Jimo City, "Good is rewarded with good, evil is met with evil."
The vice director of Jimo City Public Security Bureau who is in charge of Falun Gong: Wang Helin, Cellular phone: 011-86-13905420638
[Weifang City, Shandong Province] A Model Student in Hanting District, Weifang City is Expelled from School Because of Appealing in Beijing
Liu Meihua, female, 18-years-old, was an 8th grade middle school student in Gaoli Town Center Middle School of Hanting District, Weifang City. On July 10, 2000, she was detained as she went to appeal in Beijing. Afterwards, her school expelled her. Her teachers all felt regretful because she was always the top student and was supposed to go to college soon.
The head of the school: Han Zhaodong
[Wuhu City, Anhui Province] Dafa Practitioners are Detained
At 4 am on a Monday morning, 200 police officers wearing bulletproof vests arrested 20 Dafa practitioners in Wuhu City. Among them, one was a senior, and the others were all very young.
[Hefei City, Anhui Province] Dafa Practitioner Song Liang's Experience after He was Detained
At 6pm on June 15, 2001, a lawless policeman from the No. 1 Department of City Police Office detained Dafa practitioner Song Liang from Hefei City. Song Liang was detained in the No.1 Department. He was handcuffed to a chair for 12 days. He refused to answer any question from the vicious forces and went on a hunger strike in protest. Later, he was force-fed and tortured. On June 26, he was transferred to No. 41 cell in Hefei City No.1 Detention Center. One month later, he was transferred and detained in the Xuancheng District Nanhu Labor Camp and sentenced to 2 years of forced labor.
The day after Song Liang was arrested, the vicious police attempted to arrest his wife who was 3-months pregnant. His wife escaped. To wreak their personal spite, these police ransacked all the Dafa practitioners' homes where they assumed his wife would stay. They lied to the neighbors, saying that they came to carry out the "family policy." They even smeared his wife, saying she became pregnant out of wedlock. The police gained nothing except blame from local residents.
[Guangdong Province] Dafa Practitioners are Persecuted
In February 2000, Jiang Zemin went to Guangdong Province and secretly gave the order to intensify the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. The officials forced all practitioners to submit their photos. When the holidays came, the police always checked practitioners at midnight, forced practitioners to attend brainwashing classes, and took their fingerprints. This has shown to the people that Guangdong Province is at the forefront in persecuting Dafa practitioners. However, evil is met with evil. The province has had the most serious flood disasters and has the worst crime rate in the whole country.
By now, many Dafa practitioners have been illegally arrested, detained and sentenced. We could not figure out the exact number because the lawless officials have been blocking the information. Take Zhuhai City for example. There have been hundreds of Dafa practitioners arrested, detained and sentenced between the New Year and the Chinese Spring Festival (January 24, 2001). In just one illegal trial after the Chinese Spring Festival, more than 40 practitioners were secretly sentenced to 2 years in jail. Some practitioners who have been illegally detained more than half a year were neither sentenced nor released. Practitioners in detention are forced to work 18 to 19 hours a day. Their fingers are festering to the bone. They even do not have the freedom to use the bathroom. Drug criminals are ordered to watch Dafa practitioners in the detention centers. Practitioners in Sanshui Labor Camp are not allowed to meet with their relatives. Practitioners are absolutely not allowed to visit at all. When the relatives finally get a chance to visit, the police will sit in to watch and listen.
Many practitioners have gotten out of the control of vicious forces after Master unlocked practitioners' supernormal capabilities.
[Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] Xinhua Labor Camp Now Illegally Detains More than 300 Dafa Practitioners
Dafa practitioner Jiang Yunhong has been detained for 3 months and was forcibly fed and infused. Xinhua Labor Camp now illegally detains more than 300 Dafa practitioners. They are not allowed to talk at all 24 hours a day. Two criminals watch one practitioner and they can punish practitioners at will.
[Cangzhou City, Hebei Province] Do Not Forget to Study the Fa While Doing Dafa Work
Around July 27, 2001, a lot of Dafa practitioners in Cangzhou City were illegally arrested. In the urban district of Cangzhou City alone, more than 50 practitioners were arrested at the same time. Some practitioners in the counties around the city were also arrested or monitored. We hope that practitioners outside Cangzhou City who have contacted with practitioners in this area will be on the alert, and send forth righteous thoughts to eradicate all the vicious forces in Cangzhou City.
Our current understanding is that the reasons behind the serious situation concerning the persecution of Dafa practitioners in Cangzhou City are the following:
1. Practitioners who did Dafa work, especially the contact persons, did not spend enough time studying the Fa (Law and principles of the universe). Some of the practitioners even did not have any time to study the Fa. Instead, they only focused on Dafa work with the strong attachment of accomplishing tasks and pursuing how much was done and how big the effects were.
2. The zealotry and the mentality of showing off were taken advantage of by the demons. The reason that special agent Fang Chunsheng from Jing County Police Station infiltrated practitioners was due to a Cangzhou City contact person not taking things seriously. Without knowing any of the agent's background, practitioners were very careless and trusted him. They gave him the chance to find out all the information about Dafa work in a short time. Even one month after the special agent was disclosed, the practitioners could still not realize the seriousness in the Fa. There were also omissions when an experience sharing conference was held in Huanghua County, Cangzhou City, so police from Beijing came in person to persecute Dafa practitioners.
[Haikou City, Hainan Province] Dafa Practitioner Illegally Sentenced
On July 30, 2001, 38-year-old female Dafa practitioner Liang Shuxian was illegally sentenced to 3 and half years in jail because she mailed out Dafa truth-clarifying materials. On January 5, 2001, she was illegally arrested from her home in Haikou City.
On January 1, 2001, practitioners Chen Changqing and Gao Kaixiong, who unfurled Dafa banners in Tiananmen Square, were also illegally arrested and will probably be sent to a labor camp. Another practitioner, Wang Juan, will probably be sent to labor camp as well.
[Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Relatives of Dafa Practitioners, Please Recognize the Wicked Nature of the Law Enforcement Department
Qu Xueying is a female Dafa practitioner living in Ningyuan Town, Bin County, Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province. Her family members know that she is a true determined Dafa practitioner. However, being afraid that she would go to Beijing again to appeal for Falun Dafa and because they couldn't afford the heavy fines from her appealing, during the New Year's Day holidays of 2001, they sent Qu Xueying to the local police station and requested that they detain her for a couple of days for the sake of "security." Nevertheless, they never expected that they had put their loved one into a torturous abyss. When Qu's family members realized this and went to the detention center to ask for her return, they could no longer find her there. Later, they heard that Qu had been sent to a labor camp. When Qu's family members questioned the law enforcement department officers why they didn't notify her relatives about that, the law-enforcement officers told them that they have never notified the relatives when sending Falun Gong practitioners to labor camps.
[Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Harbin Middle School Teachers Suffer Persecution
Because of cultivating Falun Dafa and going to Beijing to appeal on behalf of Falun Dafa, seven middle school teachers in Ningyuan Town, Bin County, Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province were illegally detained and fined 4,000 to 5,000 Yuan each. These teachers are Lin Songmei, Tang Huaxiang, Fu Yanxia, Li Leixin, Li Zhichao, Tao Xilan, and Zhang Qizhuang. They were not allowed to go to work, and were kept under surveillance. Police often went to their homes to harass them.
Middle school teacher Zhang Qizhuang from Ningyuan Town, Bin County, is locally recognized as a versatile teacher. Because of cultivating Falun Dafa and going to Beijing to appeal, he lost his job and was fined 4,000 Yuan. He had also been detained twice for more than two months. In May, 2001, because some vile persons reported him as associating with other practitioners, he was arrested and has been detained for more than one month without any due procedure of law. Local law violating police officers are trumping up charges against him, attempting to send him to serve in a labor camp.
[Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Three Dafa Practitioners from Bin County were Unlawfully Sent to Labor Camps; Police Extort Fines
One day in early May of 2001, 15 Dafa practitioners in our county were illegally arrested by the local "610 office" [an office specializing in persecuting Falun Gong practitioners; 6.10 refers to June 10, 1999, when this office was set up] and police from the local police station for attending an experience-sharing meeting. After being illegally imprisoned in the detention center for more than 40 days, these practitioners were released one by one. During the detention, police reported 15 of them to go serve in labor camps, but the superiors approved only three practitioners. They are Qu Yaqin, Liu Shumei and Zhao Yungu. They were sent to Wanjia and Changlinzi Labor Camps respectively. The director of the police department Sun Jihu was said to be very displeased with the superior's decision not to send all of the practitioners to labor camps. Practitioners who were not sent to labor camps could get released so long as their families handed in money. More than 10 practitioners have been released and were levied fines varying from 4,000 to 2,000 Yuan. There are still some practitioners detained there because their families have no money to get them out of the detention center.
[Yantai City, Shandong Province] Police in Lijiaoqiao Police Station, Zhifu District are Swindlers and Bandits
One night when I was asleep at home, personnel from the Lijiaoqiao Police Station, Zhifu District, Yantai City, Shandong Province came to my home, pounding the door and claiming they had come to see me. I said it was too late and please come the next day. However, these bandit-like policemen said, "If I wanted to come tomorrow, I wouldn't have come today. Hurry up, open the door." Upon entering my home, they snatched away my Dafa books, audiotapes and videotapes. Seeing that they took away my most precious things, I reasoned with them, and as a result, they agreed not to take away my books and tapes, but I had to go to the police station with them. I said my spouse had been paralyzed and had to lie in bed for three years and he couldn't take care of himself, so I couldn't go with them. They asked me to get my child back to take care of him. I didn't agree. Then they deceived me by saying, "You can go with us and we'll send for hospital doctors and nurses to take care of him."
That night, they took me to the police station. The next day, they asked me to write a guarantee statement to give up practicing Falun Dafa. I didn't comply, so they threatened that if I kept practicing Falun Gong, I wouldn't get my salary. They forced me to the police station but accused me of not taking care of my spouse. They also asked how much money I saved at home and what jewelries I had. When hearing that I saved more than 10,000 Yuan, they said shamelessly, "Just so little." They obviously attempted to get information about my personal possessions and then took the chance to swindle.
Later, my daughter-in-law got me out of the police station with her friends' help. When I went back home, I learned that those bandit-like policemen took away not only all of my precious books and tapes, but some of my son's possessions, leaving only my spouse at home who couldn't speak or move.
[Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Daqing Detention Center Police Brutally Torture Dafa Practitioners
Recently, the Daqing City Detention Center applied extremely cruel means to torture Dafa practitioners who are on a hunger strike and refuse to cooperate while being force-fed.
Female Dafa practitioner Tang Zengye firmly holds her righteous thoughts, takes the Fa (law and principles of the universe) as Teacher, and "does not cooperate with the evil's demands, orders, or what it instigates." No sooner was she sent to this detention center, that she started to practice the Falun Gong exercises. Four male prison guards took her out of the cell and beat and kicked her. Tang wasn't frightened by the evil's rampant deeds. Instead, she used her righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil and stop the injustice imposed on her. Thus, she was then hung up for an entire day, and cuffed on an iron chair for four consecutive days.
Tang went on a hunger strike to protest the illegal detention and brutal persecution, and she refused to cooperate each time when the prison doctors force-fed her. On July 10, prison doctor Sun slapped her in the face three times, and tortured her by inserting a force-feeding tube into her nose more than 20 times. On July 11, a female prison guard Hu slapped her face twice for no reason. On July 12, director Zhang of the detention center ordered four male prison guards to hold down Tang and threatened her, "If they still can't succeed in force-feeding her today, four prison guards will force-feed her one by one." Tang has been tortured to her last gasp, and she doesn't even have strength to speak.
During the detention, prison guard Feng verbally abused Tang, and ordered criminals to hold down Tang on the ground and forcibly applied an unknown medicine on her body and hands....
Tang has been transferred to the provincial drug-rehabilitation center for further inhuman torture. Other detailed information is still unknown.
[Sichuan Province] Beating Cannot Change a Cultivator's Heart
I am a practitioner from Sichuan Province. By the end of December 2000, in order to validate Dafa, I went to appeal in Beijing once again, exercising my right as guaranteed by the Constitution. I hoped to clarify the truth to the government. Unfortunately, I was arrested in Beijing and escorted back. I was then illegally detained at the local detention center.
There were a dozen practitioners being escorted back with me from Beijing and illegally detained. The lawless local officials instigated the police to torture Dafa practitioners with vicious, brutal, and inhumane means. They tied all of us up and paraded us through the streets. They ransacked our homes, excruciatingly tortured us, and handcuffed and shackled us for nine days. While the temperature was only a few degrees above 0o C, they forced us to take off all our clothes down to our underwear, and stand on the cement ground in front of air conditioners which were blowing out cold air. They even whipped us all over our bodies with belts. The most vicious thing was that even a 59-years-old senior citizen like myself could not be spared. They pulled off my underwear and slapped my buttocks. After 2 to 3 days of hard beating and torturing, my buttocks were so swollen that I couldn't pull up my underwear; my body was covered with bruises all over. While they were torturing me, I kept thinking, "A Dafa practitioner is indestructible and impervious to being beating and frozen. Falun rotates forever. Suffocate the evil." As a result, we didn't feel any pain or cold. Instead, we sat and slept normally although they tortured us so viciously. At that time I enlightened to the fact that Master was helping us. Now I'm enlightened that Master was enduring for us.
[Changchun City, Jilin Province] Changchun Dafa Practitioner Liu Yaqian Is Arrested in Shenzhen
Recently, Changchun Dafa practitioner Liu Yaqian was arrested in Shenzhen, and is now illegally held at Tiebei Detention Center in Changchun City.
[Yantai City, Shangdong Province] Dafa Practitioner Wang Guihong from Zhifu District of Yantai City is Kidnapped
Dafa practitioner Wang Guihong, a resident at Xinqiao, Zhifu District and a former worker of the Yantai Binglun Corporation, was fired only because she persisted in cultivating Falun Dafa. Police officers from the Zhifu Police Department and Xipaotai Police Station illegally kidnapped her from her home. Her whereabouts are unknown now.
[Yantai City, Shandong Province] People Who have Enlightened Along an Evil Path, Please Wake up Immediately
Yang Wenhua was a female practitioner from Haiyang County of Yantai City. Before she attained the Fa when she was 46-years-old, she had an operation for breast cancer and had always been taking medication. After she attained the Fa in 1997, all the symptoms disappeared and she became very healthy. At the end of 2000, she was illegally sentenced to forced labor for persisting in cultivation. She began to enlighten along an evil path at Wangcun Labor Camp and wrote a so-called "Three Statements." [statements such as "guarantee" and "repentance" to renounce their faith in Falun Dafa] Afterwards, her breast cancer returned and became serious. In July 2001, she was released from the detention center for an operation. Her health condition became even worse than it was before she started cultivation. Despite her condition, the policemen still asked her to report to them twice a day by phone.
Dong Yilan was a female practitioner from Haiyang County of Yantai City. She was very healthy after she attained the Fa when she was 64-years-old. This year, she began to enlighten along an evil path in the brainwashing class. She even attempted to persuade other practitioners. The persuasion ended up in vain, and she felt a sore throat right away. Two days later, she began to have a headache. Now, she always feels restless, but still cannot awaken.
[Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] The Policemen, Working Outside the Law, Take Bribes and Violate the Law
For a period of time, following the secret directive of Jiang Zemin, some local executive officials deliberately broke the law and ruthlessly persecuted Falun Gong practitioners. In the eyes of the people, these police officers and other executive officials are working outside the law, taking bribes and violating the law.
More than half of the 400 Falun Gong practitioners being illegally held at Wanjia Labor Camp were farmers. Sixty to seventy percent of their families could not afford the huge fines. The police also refused to issue receipts for most of the fines. During the Chinese New Year's Eve, without any legal procedure, the police arrested people from their homes and sent them directly to labor camps.
Everyone has relatives and friends. Those officials who represent the government treated Falun Dafa cultivators so wrongfully simply because they practice Falun Gong. They are all acknowledged as good people. If it continues this way, what will people who know the truth think?
August 8, 2001