Latest News from China - 10/04/2002
- [Jining City, Shandong Province] Dafa Practitioner Liu Changyu Is Illegally Sentenced to Five Years in Jail
- [Shenyang, Liaoning Province] The National Security Bureau Has Imported Specialized Equipment For Searching for Dafa Material Sites
- [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Dafa Practitioner Li Baoyi From the Ganghua Subdivision of Dadong District, Is Arrested
- [Zhengzhou City, Henan Province] Another Dafa Practitioner Is Kidnapped
- [Liangshan County, Shandong Province] Dafa Practitioners Tang Jiaying And Shi Naipu Are Kidnapped
- [Chaoyang City, Guangdong Province] The Family of Dafa Practitioner Guo Lan Is Detained in The Mianbei Police Substation For Almost a Month
- [Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] Dafa Practitioners Congratulate The Establishment of the Japan Falun Gong Association!
- [Hainan Province] Natural and Man-made Disasters Warn People
At 9:00 am on September 27, 2002, the "Open Trial" of Dafa practitioner Liu Changyu was just starting in the Middle Court of Jining City, Shandong Province. Based on the law and his own experience, Liu Changyu solemnly expounded on the benefits Falun Dafa brings to the nation and its people. The judge was speechless after hearing Liu's words.
Before the trial, Liu Changyu requested a lawyer to represent him. The court staff said, "This has to be approved by the provincial government." The so-called "Open Trial" of Dafa practitioners was just a show trial. The court, which is under the control of the Jiang's regime, had secretly predetermined the sentences.2. [Shenyang, Liaoning Province] The National Security Bureau Has Imported Specialized Equipment For Searching for Dafa Material Sites
It is reported that the Chinese National Security Bureau has imported a special portable detecting device. The security bureau personnel drive a detection vehicle around that has an antenna on the roof. If anything suspicious is detected in an area, they go door-to-door while scanning by holding this instrument. If the equipment gives out an audible signal, they immediately inform the local police substation. The security bureau people have the responsibility to locate the sites, but the police are directed to conduct the arrests.
Also in some areas of Shenyang, such as Huanggu District, Santaizi District and Dadong District, police have started to register people by going house by house.3. [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Dafa Practitioner Li Baoyi From Ganghua Subdivision of Dadong District, Is Arrested
Li Baoyi, male, about 40, lives in the Ganghua Subdivision of Dadong District, Shenyang City, Liaoning Province. He was arrested in early August and is being detained in the brainwashing classes. His wife is now at home alone with their child.4. [Zhengzhou City, Henan Province] Another Dafa Practitioner Is Kidnapped
In early July, the police kidnapped a Dafa practitioner from Zhengzhou City, Henan Province while he was delivering truth clarification materials. He has been detained for three months and nobody has heard any details about his condition. Currently, the only information known is the name (Liu Shaofeng) and cellular phone number (86-13014549933) of one of the police officers guarding him.
5. [Liangshan County, Shandong Province] Dafa Practitioners Tang Jiaying And Shi Naipu Are Kidnapped
On September 27, police from the Liangshan County Police Department of Shandong Province illegally broke into and searched the homes of Dafa practitioners Tang Jiaying and Shi Naipu. Afterwards, without any legal grounds, the police kidnapped Tang Jiaying and Shi Naipu. It is reported that Jiang's political followers arrested a large number of Dafa practitioners with the excuse of preparing for the upcoming 16th Chinese Communist Party National Conference. In order to prevent the Dafa practitioners from going to Beijing to appeal, the police department of Liangshan County intended to arrest and keep those practitioners in jail until the after the conference.
Also, the "610 Office" [a bureau specifically created by the Chinese government to persecute Falun Gong. It has absolute power over each level of administration in the Party, as well as over the political and judiciary branches] of Jining City, Shandong Province illegally deprived citizens of their personal freedom and prevented them from having a legal holiday. The perpetrators held illegal brainwashing sessions during the seven-day holiday around July 1 to mentally and physically torture Dafa practitioners.
6. [Chaoyang City, Guangdong Province] The Family of Dafa Practitioner Guo Lan Is Detained in The Mianbei Police Substation For Almost a Month
Dafa Practitioner Guo Lan's (female) entire family of four people have been detained in the Mianbei Police Substation of Chaoyang City, Guangdong Province for almost a month. People from the police station and the Chaoyang Agriculture Bureau (Guo Lan's work unit) have been assigned to guard them 24 hours a day.
The related phone numbers include:
The Chief of the Mianbei Police Substation: Li Sheng, Cellular phone number: 86-13902710239
Mianbei Police Substation: 86-661-8717776, 86-661-8717771, 86-661-8721709, 86-661-8722709
Chaoyang Agriculture Bureau: 86-661-8728541, 86-661-87127387. [Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] Dafa Practitioners Congratulate The Establishment of the Japan Falun Gong Association!
8. [Hainan Province] Natural and Man-made Disasters Warn People
(Hainan Daily, September 29) Tropical Storm Mekkhala cost China 666 Million Yuan and affected 58,000 acres of farmland. Recently, many areas of Hainan Province received heavy rains and many storms because of Tropical Storm Mekkhala. During September 24 to September 27, the heavy rain in the mountainous area of south Hainan Province caused the eruption of floods. The middle and small rivers were all flooded. The water levels of all reservoirs rose dramatically, and caused severe flooding.
A total of 13 counties were affected. Among them, San Yan, Lingshui, Ledong, Dongfang, Wanning, Baoting, and Wuzhishan experienced the most severe flooding with 938,800 people in 113 townships affected. Twenty-five hundred houses collapsed, 58,310 acres of farmland were hit by the disaster, and the direct economic loss is estimated at 365 million Yuan.
Mekkhala has caused 180 million Yuan in direct losses to Sanya city. Four highways became unusable and 41 reservoirs were damaged.
October 3, 2002