Latest News from China - 08/13/2001
[Chicheng County, Hebei Province] Dafa Practitioners' Actions Meet with Cruel Retaliation in Chicheng County Detention Center
On July 20, 2001, in order to resist the vicious forces' persecution and to further awaken sentient beings, Dafa practitioners being illegally detained in Chicheng County Detention Center held up in their own cells banners that read, "Falun Dafa is good," "Truth, Compassion and Tolerance," "Fa rectifies the human world," and "Unconditionally release all Dafa practitioners." They also wrote, "Truth, Compassion and Tolerance" on their vests and jackets using toothpaste and hot pepper sauce.
The Dafa practitioners' brave acts terrified the vicious forces. The guards immediately reacted with wicked means. Under the direction of Cui Zhengjun, the male director of the detention center, policeman Cheng Yu ordered criminals to break into the female practitioners' cells. They forcibly stripped off the female practitioners' shirts so that they were topless. All people in the detention center witnessed this scene. Wang Manlin, the male vice director of the police office personally led many policemen to ransack Dafa practitioners' cells. A policewoman was so vicious that she stripped off Dafa practitioners' clothes and searched their bodies. However, they found nothing. In order to retaliate against Dafa practitioners and avenge their anger, the guards took away all Dafa practitioners' clothes and personal belongings. They handcuffed and shackled Dafa practitioners, including female practitioners. They did not even allow female practitioners to put on their clothes. The female practitioners had to get their food and go to bathroom while their upper bodies were naked. The police even controlled the use of toilet paper. They just gave practitioners the tiniest amount each time. The female practitioners who were menstruating suffered tremendously from this. Even the use of toothpaste was controlled. Everyday the guards ordered criminals to give only a bare amount of toothpaste to each practitioner. The police searched Dafa practitioners' cells every day. We hope that Dafa practitioners send forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil. We also hope that all kind-hearted people pay attention to this issue.
[Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] The Vicious Forces in Shijiazhuang City Attempt to Use an Explosives Detonator Wrapped with Dafa Banners to Frame Dafa Practitioners
Recently, we heard from the street residence office that the vicious forces attempted to play another trick. They planned to use an explosives detonator wrapped with Dafa banners to frame Dafa practitioners in order to find an excuse to search and arrest all Dafa practitioners who were already living in exile.
[Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] The New City Committee Director of Shijiazhuang City Issues Order to Send Falun Gong Practitioners who Post Flyers to Labor Camps
Wu Zhenhua, the new City Committee Director of Shijiazhuang City, issued a secret order to the Shijiazhuang City Police Department that Falun Gong practitioners be sent to labor camps even if the practitioner only posts one flyer.
Address of Shijiazhuang City Committee: Qingyuan Street No.56 (East Building)
Telephone Number of Official Business Department: 011-86-311-6031027
Telephone Number of Political and Law Department: 011-86-311-6686357
[Jilin Province] Yin Lizhu, a Student at Jilin Provincial Industrial College, is Illegally Detained for a Long Time
Yin Lizhu, male, 23 years old, is a student at Jilin Provincial Industrial College. The authorities from the college suspended him because he practiced Falun Gong. He lived in Tiexi Village at Nong'an County, Jilin Province. He has been detained for 8 months in Qian'an County due to distributing truth-clarifying materials. The detention center does not allow his family to visit him.
[Zhangjiakou City, Hebei Province] Lawless Policemen in Zhangbei County Commit Wicked Deeds in Persecuting Dafa Practitioners
On February 17, 2000, the Zhangbei County Police Office arrested two female Dafa practitioners from their homes for no reason and detained them in a detention center. As the practitioners did not give up Falun Dafa, they were detained for several months. They were handcuffed most of the time while they were detained. They had to be helped when they ate meals or used the bathroom. Sometimes they were forced to wear handcuffs and shackles while being forced to run outside with the temperature under -30 degree Celsius. Their hands and feet were swollen and frozen. Fan Yanbing, the male director of the detention center, beat female Dafa practitioners every time after he drank alcohol. In order to aggravate the persecution both physically and economically, the police forced Dafa practitioners to clean toilets, physically punished them and fined every practitioner 3,000 to 5,000 Yuan (about $375 to $750, $35 is average monthly income in rural area in China). For those practitioners being escorted back from Beijing, each practitioner had to turn in 1,000 to 2,000 Yuan without receiving any receipt (Zhangbei County is a very poor area). Li Shanghong, the head of the County Political Security Unit, was a hatchet man in torturing Dafa practitioners. When he couldn't arrest Dafa practitioners in Beijing, he ordered Dafa practitioners' relatives who were not practitioners to reimburse his traveling expenses.
[Chicheng County, Hebei Province] The Experience of a Dafa Practitioner being Persecuted
I am a Falun Gong practitioner in Chicheng County of Hebei Province. After 4 years of practice, both my mind and body have been purified. When Falun Dafa was defamed for no reason and Dafa practitioners were brutally persecuted, I knew that I would validate Dafa with my personal experiences.
In January 2000, I exercised my rights and went to Beijing to appeal. However, I was sent back to the local government. The officials forced my son to write guarantee letters on my behalf and fined us 3,000 Yuan. Ten days after the Chinese Spring Festival (January 24, 2001, Chinese New Years), the head of our village and some people from the police department came to my house. They took me to the County Detention Center without providing my family with any explanation. It was ridiculous that they accused me of disturbing the social order. I was thereafter illegally detained more than 2 months. In April, I went to validate Dafa in Beijing again and was sent back. After being sent back, the secretary Su You and the head of the police station brutally beat me. I have been held in the detention center until now. There, I witnessed many practitioners being brutally tortured. I hope all kind-hearted people are able to distinguish right from wrong and position themselves righteously for the eternity of their lives.
[Chicheng County, Hebei Province] Dafa Practitioners Go on Hunger Strike to Protest Their Detention Terms being Prolonged
Our detention terms have been illegally prolonged for days now. We wrote letters to request our immediate release. However, no one responded. Under this situation, on March 13, 2001, all Dafa practitioners went on a hunger strike. On the 9th day of the hunger strike, some officers came to refuse our legal request and fiercely told us, "You will die for nothing and no one cares." Even the common criminals in the detention center felt sympathy for us. However, our suffering could not awaken the conscience of the officers. We were on the hunger strike for 10 days. Since we were all very exhausted, after we started to eat, we had symptoms of edema (excessive accumulation of fluid), irregular heartbeat and sore throat (it was also because the food was very bad). We wrote a request to report our situation but there was still no response. At 7am on April 11, we decided not to return to our cells to protest their illegal actions and asked them to release Dafa practitioners. Until 7 pm, no one came to answer our request. We then strongly asked for a meeting with the superior officer. As a result, the head of the police department, Wang Manlin, came and told us that they had received the order that some practitioners serving overdue detention terms would be released the next morning. It was too late to inform their families on that day. That night, we waited outside. At about 10 o'clock the next morning, we went to ask them again but they said that they were too busy to take care of this. We were cold and hungry because we had already stayed outside for more than 27 hours without eating any food or drinking any water. Upon hearing that they were too busy, we said that we would look for our family members ourselves. However, these policemen, having completely lost their conscience, not only denied our request but also used their authority to call in 30 policemen. The policemen violently pulled, pushed, and threw us into our cells. One practitioner's cotton-padded clothes and sweater were pulled off, and the pants of some practitioners were torn apart. All practitioners were injured to varying degrees. The police asked practitioners' families to pay 3,000 Yuan as a condition of release. However, most Dafa practitioners were expelled from their government jobs, and they lived in poverty. Since the families were afraid of losing their relatives, they borrowed money to pay the fines. Three practitioners were released but another five are still detained.
[Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Changlinzi Labor Camp Illegally Holds Dafa Practitioners Overtime
On December 14, 2000, the police station took my younger brother away without any due course. Within a month, my brother was illegally sentenced to one year of forced labor. He is now being illegally held and persecuted in the Changlinzi Labor Camp east of Harbin City. Since July 10, my brother has been severely persecuted simply because he refused to give up his belief and write the "Three Statements"(statements to expose and criticize Falun Gong, to agree to be transformed and to guarantee not practicing Falun Gong.) After we got to know his situation, we tried to contact the Changlinzi Labor Camp by phone. The director there told us, "We can't release him unless he changes his mind." We asked what if his life was in danger? The director said he would have no alternative even if that happened.
Why would a civilized country ruled by law treat the lives of its citizens as a game? How could the people in power override the law? Why are they allowed to do anything at will? There were so many people tortured to death at the Wanjia Labor Camp in Harbin City. Why was there nobody to take care of this matter?
[Xinjiang Autonomous Region] Child is Calling Out for His Mother
In order to avoid being caught and sent to the brainwashing class once again, Dafa practitioner Ms. Hou from the Xinjing Autonomous Region was forced to leave her home and become homeless. Her husband was illegally sentenced to forced labor for cultivating Dafa. Her one and a half year old child and elderly parents-in-law were left behind with nobody taking care of them. The child calls out for his mother whenever someone comes to visit. Everyone sighs sadly when hearing about this.
[Jixi City, Heilongjiang Province] Jixi City Police Illegally Arrest Many Dafa Practitioners
Since July 20, 2001, Jixi City police have rampantly arrested Dafa practitioners and ransacked their homes. By August 10, nineteen Dafa practioners have been arrested in Jixi City, Heilongjiang Province.
[Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Under Police Intimidation and Instigation Betrayers Commit Crimes Against Practitioners in Dalian Labor Camp
In the Dalian Labor Camp Women's Team, there were about 20 people who betrayed the Dafa principles of Truthfulness-Benevolence-Forbearance. They sold out their souls to the vicious forces. Under the instigation of the vicious forces, they severely tortured Dafa practitioners. Among them, Wang Qi'e, an over 60 years old woman, had been actively taking part in the so-called "Helping Group" organized by Dalian "610" Office [an office specializing in persecuting Falun Gong practitioners; 6.10 refers to June 10th, 1999, when this office was set up] to spread evil enlightenment. She went into the labor camp and plotted and instigated other betrayers to individually torture those determined Dafa practitioners. Betrayers Zhang Xuemei (over 30 years old), Lian Xu (over 20 years old) and Guo Fufeng (over 40 years old) had already been doing this. In this labor camp, under the intimidation and instigation of the police, they tortured Dafa practitioner Wang Qiuxia, whose case was previously posted on Clearwisdom.net, to death.