Latest News from China - 11/16/2002
- [Xiangfan City, Hubei Province] Many Practitioners Receive Harsh Sentences
- [Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province] Xigemu Forced Labor Camp Brutally Tortures Practitioners
- [Gansu Province] Practitioner Bi Yujie Illegally Sentenced to Three Years; Qu Shufan and Guan Longmei Abducted Again
- [Chongqing City] Persecution Details Regarding Practitioners of the No. 24, 26, and 44 Institutes of the Electronic Science and Technology Group in the Nan'an District
- [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] A Materials Production Site Destroyed by the Police, Practitioner Huang Zheming Arrested
- [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Police Destroy Two Materials Production Sites at Ciyutuo Town in Liaozhong County
- [Jingzhou City, Hubei Province] Elderly Practitioner Mr. Fu from the Shashi District Is Illegally Held in Custody
- [Zhuanghe, Liaoning Province] Police Aggressively Make Illegal Arrests, Forcing Practitioners into Brainwashing Sessions
- [Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] Arrested: Practitioner Huang Dezhen of Guangzhou Postal and Tele-Communications Equipment Co. Ltd.
- [Kunshan City, Jiangsu Province] Police Place Practitioner Li Ji'nan under Illegal Arrest
- [Nong'an County, Jilin Province] Practitioner Han Libin Is Arrested
- [Zhenping County, Henan Province] Practitioners Yao Fumin and Pei Xinwen Are Arrested
1. [Xiangfan City, Hubei Province] Many Practitioners Given Harsh Sentences
Since the beginning of this year, many Falun Dafa practitioners in Xiangfan City, Hubei Province have been given unreasonably harsh sentences. A list is as follows.
On March 12, 2002, Ren Chenglu was illegally sentenced to 6 years in prison. Li Xianhua was unlawfully sentenced to 6 years (yet has since been released after hunger strikes). Xing Guangjun was illegally sentenced to 5 years, and Cheng Xiaobao sentenced to 4 years. (The practitioners mentioned above have been held at the Shayang Farm in Hubei Province. It has also recently been reported that both Xing Guangjun and Cheng Xiaobao suffered from severe illnesses, but are nonetheless still being kept in custody.)
List of Falun Dafa practitioners who have been sentenced to forced labor "re-education" (up to and including this year):
Zhao Guojiang was illegally sentenced to 2 years of forced labor "re-education". (This is his second forced labor term, which was received this year.)
Tang Jianjun was unjustly sentenced to 2 years of forced labor.
Wan Lihua (female) was illegally sentenced to 2 years.
Wang Fengzhen (female) was illegally sentenced to 1 years.
Xue Shuanghong (female) was unlawfully sentenced to 2 years.
Zhu Guangyuan, 2 years.
Other practitioners who have received illegally forced labor terms are: Wang Dongyun, Duan Shengbo, Yi Bosheng, and Zeng Yongbo.
Also, practitioner Cui Haiying (female, employee at the base of the No. 2 Auto Works) was sentenced to 1 years of forced labor in 2001. She was released after a 9-day hunger strike. She disappeared from her home around August 21, 2002. It could be that the police have taken her away.
2. [Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province] Xigemu Forced Labor Camp Brutally Tortures Practitioners
The Xigemu Forced Labor camp in Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province, has carried out brutal torture against Falun Dafa practitioners. Practitioners who resist persecution, or who do not give up reciting Teacher's articles, or who do not quit doing the Falun Gong exercises, are handcuffed for at least 12 hours or so. The police have handcuffed some practitioners onto iron chairs with their arms twisted behind their backs, for seven consecutive days and nights. Some practitioners have been locked in small cells where even more brutal tortures were carried out. Practitioners' both hands were handcuffed to iron pipes. Some were forced to sit on sharp-edged stools, and many have thus suffered from bleeding from the buttocks. Even when going to the restroom or having meals the practitioners still have to have one hand handcuffed. Inmates are called in around the clock to watch practitioners and prevent them from sleeping. As soon as practitioners close their eyes, inmates will step forward to interfere with them. If practitioners do not give in, these inmates viciously beat practitioners; the labor camp authorities instigate this. The regiment leader Wang Changyu forcibly sent practitioner Hou Zhiqiang into the small cell because he had been reciting Teacher's articles. Hou resisted persecution by inmates and was thus kicked and beaten by an inmate named Yu Haiyang, and this event triggered a heart attack in Hou. Hou was sent to hospital for emergency treatment, and he has still not completely recovered, still suffering from heart problems every now and then.
3. [Gansu Province] Practitioner Bi Yujie Is Illegally Sentenced to Three Years; Qu Shufan and Guan Longmei Abducted Again
Falun Dafa practitioner Bi Yujie from the Longxi area in Gansu Province has been illegally sentenced to three years in prison.
Practitioners Qu Shufan (female) and Guan Longmei (female) of the Shiwan Carbon Elements Factory in Lanzhou City, Gansu Province were abducted to Gongjiawan brainwashing session for the second time. When they refused to be brainwashed, they were then transferred to the Dashaping Forced Labor Camp for forced labor "re-education" at the end of October.
4. [Chongqing City] Persecution Facts Regarding Practitioners of the No. 24, 26, and 44 Institutes of the Electronic Science and Technology Group in the Nan'an District, Chongqing
During the period of late September to November 10, the "610 Office" [an agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong, with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems.] and the Police Department of the Nan'an District in Chongqing City have arrested, persecuted, and harassed Falun Dafa practitioners of the No. 24, 26, and 44 Institutes affiliated to the Electronic Science and Technology Group in the Nan'an District. It has been verified that three Falun Dafa practitioners are held illegally in the Nan'an District Detention Center for persecution. Two other practitioners are held in a brainwashing center. Three more practitioners have been forced out their homes and are homeless.
5. [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] A Materials Production Site Destroyed by the Police: Practitioner Huang Zheming Arrested
Around 11:00 p.m. on November 7, 2002, a site that produces Falun Gong truth-clarifying materials in the Nanta Area in Shenyang City, Liaoning Province, was destroyed. The police cut off the electricity and when practitioners were out asking people to fix the wiring, the police broke into the room. At least six people were illegally arrested, though their names are not yet known. It was learned that one lady who was arrested has the last name of Kong.
Falun Dafa practitioner Huang Zheming from Shenyang City was harassed at home by the police numerous times. He was thus forced to stay away from his home, and eventually became homeless in order to avoid further persecution. When he returned home on the evening of August 7, 2002, informers called in police. Colleagues from his work unit arrived with the police and took him away. He is currently being illegally held at the Dabei Supervision Hospital.
6. [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Police Destroy Two Materials Production Sites in Ciyutuo Town in Liaozhong County
1). Site containing Falun Gong materials destroyed in the residential sector of the Factory of Diesel Motors
The police recently destroyed a site producing Falun Gong truth-clarifying materials that was located in the residential sector of the Factory of Diesel Motors in Ciyutuo Town, Liaozhong County, Shenyang City. Several fellow practitioners involved were able to safely get away, and the materials were transferred to other places. However, the equipment might have been taken away by the police.
This was in part due to some zealotry among practitioners who had failed to keep good security in regards to this site. Their conversations mentioning the site had caught the attention of neighbors, who told the landlord. The landlord knocked on the door, and practitioners did not open it. The landlord then called in the police, who did not know this was a place where Falun Gong materials were being kept. When the police had arrived and were trying to force into the room, a practitioner did everything he could to prevent anyone from entering the room. Other practitioners were able to leave through the windows in the multi-storied building. In the end, all practitioners left and safely transferred all Falun Gong materials safely.
2). Falun Gong materials site is damaged in the Liaobei residential complex
Several days ago, a Falun Gong materials site was damaged in the Liaobei residential complex in Ciyutuo Town, Liaozhong County, Shenyang City. The police of Shenyang City found this out on the third day when practitioners had moved here. Practitioners have been arrested and more details are being discovered.
7. [Jingzhou City, Hubei Province] Elderly Practitioner Mr. Fu from the Shashi District Is Illegally Held in Custody
On October 30, 2002, Director Qiu of the residential committee and a policeman went to elderly Mr. Fu's home. They claimed that Chief Guo of the Chongwen Police Station in Shashi District, Jingzhou City was looking for him. Mr. Fu wasn't at home at the time. At around 5:00 p.m., Mr. Fu came home and learned about this from his family members. He went to the police station and was immediately forced into a police vehicle. The police also illegally searched his body and took away his keys.
The police went straight to Mr. Fu's home and opened the door with the keys. No one was there. The police closed the door behind them and ransacked the home. When Mr. Fu's younger brother returned home and saw the policemen, he asked them why they were searching his home without a warrant. The police replied, "We are conducting official business. You cannot interfere." Section Chief Hu of the No. 1 Section of the Police Department threatened, "If you don't shut up, we are going to take you away as well." Mr. Fu's brother (who is not a Falun Gong practitioner) spoke righteously but firmly, "So you are trying to implicate one's entire family, are you not? What a society we are in! Which law has my brother broken by practicing Falun Gong? Which crime has he committed? If he were a criminal, how could you arrest me?" The police could not come up with a single word in response. When they left, they took away an old personal computer (broken, used by Mr. Fu's son) and 1400 Yuan in cash. Since then, old Mr. Fu has been in police custody, forced to wear handcuffs and shackles.
8. [Zhuanghe, Liaoning Province] Police Make Aggressive and Illegal Arrests, Forcing Practitioners into Brainwashing Sessions
In the past few days, the police have launched a campaign targeting a large number of practitioners. Anyone who steadfastly cultivates Falun Dafa is forcibly taken to the brainwashing session.
9. [Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] Arrested: Practitioner Huang Dezhen of Guangzhou Postal and Tele-Communications Equipment Co. Ltd.
Falun Dafa practitioner Huang Dezhen, female, over 60 years old, is a retired employee of the Guangzhou Postal and Tele-Communications Equipment Co. Ltd. Huang suffered from numerous illnesses before practicing Falun Gong. After she started cultivating, all her illnesses disappeared. She has been telling everyone she meets how wonderful Falun Dafa is. In July 2002, Liu Tingxian, head of the Security Division of the company, met her and asked her to sign a pre-prepared guarantee statement [to giving up practicing Falun Gong]. She firmly declined, and expressed her determination to continue cultivation practice. Liu Tingxian yelled, "If you don't sign the statement, I'm going to send you to a brainwashing session."
On November 4, 2002, Liu Xianda, the director of the Office of Retired Employees of the company, asked Huang Dezhen to come to his office. As soon as Huang Dezhen arrived at the office, members of the "610 Office" took her to the brainwashing session.
People responsible for the persecution of Huang Dezhen:
Liu Tingxian, head of the Security Division of the Guangzhou Postal and Tele-Communications Equipment Co. Ltd., male, 50 years old. This person has persecuted many other Falun Dafa practitioners in the company. In June 2000, he led people to arrest Falun Dafa practitioner Hu Yingxia (female) and throw her into a forced labor camp. In January 2001, he sent people to arrest Zhang Shunying (female) and force her into the infamous Huangpu brainwashing center. His office telephone number is: 86-20-85686272. Home phone: 86-20-85520423. Cellular number: 86-13808876593.
Liu Xianda, director of the Office of Retired Employees of the Guangzhou Postal and Tele-Communications Equipment Co. Ltd., male, 53 years old. His office telephone number is: 86-20-85686480. Home phone: 86-20-85549309.
Address of the Guangzhou Postal and Tele-Communications Equipment Co. Ltd.:
No. 139 Zhongshan Blvd.
Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, ZIP 510630
10. [Kunshan City, Jiangsu Province] Police Place Practitioner Li Ji'nan under Illegal Arrest
Falun Dafa practitioner Li Ji'nan has been illegally arrested. The police have taken possession of her cellular phone and are monitoring incoming calls.
11. [Nong'an County, Jilin Province] Practitioner Han Libin Is Arrested
12. [Zhenping County, Henan Province] Practitioners Yao Fumin and Pei Xinwen Are Arrested
Two Falun Dafa practitioners, Yao Fumin and Pei Xinwen, from Nanguan Village in Chengguan Town, Zhenping County of Henan Province were arrested in late August. They had just finished posting Falun Gong truth-clarifying materials under the cover of night, and were caught by wicked people staking them out as arranged by the Security and Safeguard Team of the Zhenping County Police Department. They were taken to the Detention Center of the Zhenping County Police Department.
People responsible for the persecution:
Wang Congxu: Head of the Zhenping Police Department.
Shi Xinzhong: Deputy Secretary of the Political and Judiciary Committee, concurrently holding the title of Director of the "610 Office."
Liu Jinzhi: Former Head of the Security and Safeguard Team of the Zhenping County.
Li Jin: Former Head of the Security and Safeguard Team of the Zhenping County, whose office phone number is 86-377-5921280 extension 4056.
Dou Dengyun: Primary perpetrator, former member of the Security and Safeguard Team of the Zhenping County.
Liu Zonghao: Division Chief of the Forced Labor Division in the Judiciary Bureau of Henan Province. Telephone number: 86-371-5963709. Cellular number: 86-13903713385.
Li Xiufu: Collaborator, whose telephone number is 86-377-5927022.
November 15, 2002