Latest News from China - 08/28/2001
[Harbin, Heilongjiang Province] Another Practitioner Dead from Forced Feeding in Changlinzi Forced Labor Camp
This morning, insiders say that one more practitioner has died in Changlinzi Forced Labor Camp. This practitioner was on a hunger strike to protest the illegal detention. While force-feeding the practitioner, the authorities punctured a lung and the practitioner died instantly. Other practitioners witnessed this incident.
We hope kindhearted people will lend a helping hand.
[Harbin, Heilongjiang Province] Most Hunger Strikers Released from Changlinzi Forced Labor Camp
Recently, most of the practitioners who were on a hunger strike to protest illegally extended detention in Changlinzi Forced Labor Camp were released after they finished the term. Only one practitioner was not released on time.
[Beijing] US Permanent Resident and Practitioner Teng Chunyan Was Detained in Beijing Police Department 7
Beijing City Police Department 7 is a place that detains major criminals. A newly released practitioner said Teng Chunyan (a practitioner and an American resident) was detained in Beijing City Police Department 7.
[Qiqihar, Heilongjiang Province] The Wickedness of Shuanghe Forced Labor Camp
Recently, Qiqihar Shuanghe, a forced labor camp, set a new rule that visitors have to slander Falun Dafa before they can visit imprisoned relatives.
[Chongqing] Practitioner Li Zitao Died in Xishanping Forced Labor Institute
Practitioner Li Zitao (male) was from Jiangjin Changqing City. He was detained at the Xishanping Forced Labor Institute. The guards induced criminal drug-addicts in the same cell to severely beat him; he died of severe injuries (we are still investigating the details of this event).
Another practitioner detained in the Xishanping Forced Labor Institute was also beaten by criminal drug-addicts in the same cell; similarly, his body has many injuries.
We urgently call on all kind-hearted people of the world to be aware of this matter and please do what you can to help stop the killing and torture.
[Tangshan City, Hebei Province] Authorities Undertake Mass Arrest of Practitioners
Recently, the authorities of Tangshan City, its districts and counties began mass arresting practitioners. Anyone who refuses to write the "Guarantee Letter" is put in a "brainwashing school." In Fenglun County alone, over ten practitioners have been arrested.
[Shenyang city, Liaoning Province] Shenyang City Illegally Held Exhibition to Smear Falun Dafa
On August 24, an exhibition aimed at smearing Falun Dafa was opened at Liaoning Provincial Science and Technology Hall in Shenyang City. Many governmental departments and organizations jointly organized it including the Shenyang City Government Propaganda Department, the City Spiritual Civilization Office, the Police Department, Law Bureau, and Science Organization. The department chief Liu Yingchu of the Propaganda Department gave an opening speech.
This is another persecution by the evil forces intended to frame Falun Dafa. We hope all practitioners who read this news will send out righteous thoughts to eliminate the evils that control this exhibition.
[Dalian, Liaoning Province] Dalian Authorities Hold Exhibition Defaming Falun Dafa
Some lawless officials of Dalian City requested that the illegal exhibition defaming Falun Dafa at the China Revolution Museum in Beijing from July 15 to July 29 be held in Dalian on August 26. The exhibition was scheduled to open for 10 days. After that, the materials would be exhibited in Beisan City, Changhai County and other places to deceive more people.
[Beijing] Vicious Policeman Chen Zhiqiang of Tiananmen Square Substation
Vicious Policeman, Chen Zhiqiang of the Tiananmen Square Police Substation, often brutally beats practitioners.
[Jiujiang City, Jiangxi Province] Majialong Forced Labor Camp Tortures Practitioners
Since early 2000, Majialong Forced Labor Camp of Jiujiang City Jiangxi Province began detaining practitioners. The guards apply many Nazi-style torture methods on the practitioners. They have applied handcuffs, shackles, and have used solitary confinement cells for punishment.
We hope that kind people will become more aware of the evils happening in Majialong Forced Labor Camp.
Majialong Forced Labor Camp:
Phone: 86-792-823 6691
Yuan Jiafu (a cadre): 86-792-823 6691
[Jinan City, Shandong Province] An Evil Exhibition Brings Disaster
An evil exhibition slandering Falun Gong was held in Jinan City, Shandong Province from August 9 to 23, 2001, bringing retribution to the entire area.
According to the Qilu Evening Daily dated August 24, 2001: "At 7:10 A.M. On August 23, dense clouds suddenly formed followed by a violent storm with heavy rain and large hailstones falling from the sky. Large trees were uprooted. Many advertising signboards were blown down. Several construction sites and buildings were severely damaged." "Starting at 5:30 A.M., some areas of Dezhou City were attacked by wind and hail. The biggest hailstone was 20-millimeter in diameter. The grade of the windstorm was 10. The disaster area covered 14 townships in Dezhou, Yucheng, Linyi, Pingyuan and Qihe. About 734,250 acres of crops were damaged and 18,975 acres were so badly damaged that no crops could be harvested from them. The direct economic loss is estimated to be 170 million RMB Yuan (about US $20.5 million)."
[Huanghua City, Hebei Province] A Successful Experience-Sharing Conference Irritates Officials
On June 19, 2001 more than 100 Falun Gong practitioners held an experience sharing conference in a practitioner's house in Huanghua City, Hebei Province. Some practitioners told of their persecution when being illegally detained. They also shared their experiences of using righteous thoughts to walk out of jail. Many practitioners listened with tears in their eyes. The conference was successful and all practitioners left safely.
The conference irritated local officials. Several days later, the police arrested more than 50 local practitioners from Huanghua City and the surrounding areas who had attended the conference. On July 21, three flyer distribution centers were seized. Many police were sent out to search for and monitor Falun Gong practitioners.
We should learn a lesson from practitioners in Huanghua City, and Cangzhou City. Information was leaked. The evil took advantage of it and damaged Dafa. We should study the Fa more and identify our xingxing problems, leaving no space for evil.
[Yinan County, Shandong Province] Printing Site Destroyed By Police
Police raided the site where Falun Gong materials were being printed in Yinan County, Shandong Province. They confiscated the copier, computer, and printer. It is said that one practitioner did not pay attention and was followed by the police. He had the mentality of "doing work."
During the current critical period, practitioners, please take the Fa as teacher, strictly follow the requirements, work hard at eliminating all of your attachments, and pay close attention to the relationship between Fa-Rectification and self-cultivation. This lesson should make us more rational and more mature.
The police of Yinan County have detained practitioners Lu Jizhi, Li Yanyan and Xiao Su for more than one month.
[Guiyang City, Guizhou Province] A Request from Practitioners in Guizhou: Send Forth Righteous Thoughts to Eliminate The Evil Exhibition
Officials of Guizhou Province and Guiyang City are holding an exhibition slandering Falun Gong at the Guizhou Museum.. All government employees and military personnel are required to attend.
[Baoqing County, Heilongjiang Province] Persecution of Falun Gong Practitioners Brings Tornado
The police from Baoqing County, Heilongjiang Province illegally arrested and sentenced to forced-labor Falun Gong practitioners who had gone to Beijing to appeal or who had distributed truth-clarifying flyers. Recently, they kidnapped practitioners and forced them into brainwashing classes.
Their actions shocked heaven and earth. At 3:00 P.M. on July 21, 2001, a grade 10 tornado with egg-size hailstones struck a farm and many towns. The roofs were blown off of many houses in Yinghua Village. Crops on 1980 acres were completely destroyed. The damage in other townships and towns was also very serious.
[Suixi County, Anhui Province] The Crimes Committed by Police Officer Zhang Shoujian
Zhang Shoujian, the director of Political Security Section of Public Security Bureau of Suixi County, Anhui Province, illegally arrested, interrogated, and detained Falun Gong practitioners. He illegally searched their houses and confiscated their property. Since 2000, more than 30 practitioners have been illegally detained. Three of them were sent to labor reeducation camps. Under the direction of Zhang, police used cruel torture to interrogate practitioners in the detention center. Zhang illegally impounded about 10,000 RMB Yuan (about US $1,200) of practitioners' money. He has stolen thousands of RMB Yuan from practitioners who went to Beijing to appeal.
Many practitioners have been in detention centers for over six months. Zhang is still plotting against Falun Gong practitioners. We appeal to all kind-hearted people to pay attention to this matter and to all judicial officers to investigate Zhang's crimes.
Zhang's work phone: 01186-561-6077391 ext. 3122