Latest News from China - 11/25/2002
- [Mudanjiang City, Heilongjiang Province] City's Agricultural Management Bureau Sets Up Private Prison to Detain Dafa Practitioners
- [Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Dafa Practitioners Yu Yongquan and Yao Bin Illegally Sentenced to Ten and Nine Years in Jail, Respectively
- [Gansu Province] Dafa Practitioners Han Xu and Zhang Zhenmin Suffer Excruciating Abuse
- [Lanzhou City, Gansu Province] Repeated Persecution of Dafa Practitioner Li Dongmei and Her Husband at the Northwest Aluminum Production Plant
- [Northeast of China] Truth-Clarifying Signs in One Town Can Be Seen Everywhere
- [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Dafa Practitioner Guo Jie Missing
- [Taiyuan City, Shanxi Province] Dafa Practitioner Zhang Baojun Arrested
- [Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Dafa Practitioner Ni Wenkui Arrested
- [Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Practitioner Dai Yi and Wife Sheng Xiaoyun Arrested; Their Young Daughter Left Home Alone
- [Dehui City, Jilin Province] Police Destroy Material-Production Site and Arrest Multiple Dafa Practitioners
- [Changchun City, Jilin Province] List of Persecutors at the Chaoyanggou Forced Labor Camp
- [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Personnel at Chaoyanggou Forced Labor Camp Incite Criminals to Persecute Dafa Practitioners
- [Huludao City, Liaoning Province] Police from Xingcheng City Arrest Dafa Practitioners and Their Family Members
[Mudanjiang City, Heilongjiang Province] City's Agricultural Management Bureau Sets Up Private Prison to Detain Dafa Practitioners
Mudanjiang City's Agricultural Management Bureau illegally held a brainwashing class on the fifth floor of their building, in which all the windows were welded shut with steel bars. Over 20 Dafa practitioners are being illegally detained there. Liu Fusheng and Ding Yuansen are in charge of the brainwashing class.
The telephone number for the secretary of the Mudanjiang City's Farming Management Bureau is 86-467-5062392
[Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Dafa Practitioners Yu Yongquan and Yao Bin Illegally Sentenced to Ten and Nine Years in Jail, Respectively
Yu Yongquan, a Dafa practitioner from Daqing City, was illegally sentenced to ten years in jail. He was illegally arrested in mid May of this year, together with another Daqing City Dafa practitioner, Ms. Liu Shufen. Yu Yongquan has been sent to Daqing City's Hongweixing Prison to suffer further persecution.
Yao Bin, a Dafa practitioner from Daqing City, was arrested from home on April 18, 2002. His house was illegally searched. He has been illegally sentenced to nine years in jail and his whereabouts are unknown.
[Gansu Province] Dafa Practitioners Han Xu and Zhang Zhenmin Suffer Excruciating Abuse
Dafa practitioner Han Xu worked in Gansu Province's Carpet Import and Export Company. He has been detained for over 6 months, suffering excruciating abuse. According to an insider, Han Xu was tortured so seriously that his life is in grave danger. We strongly appeal to all righteous and kind people all over the world to help him and work together to stop the cruel and inhumane persecution.
Dafa practitioner Ms. Zhang Zhenmin, from Lanzhou City, has been brutally tortured by lawless policemen for over 20 days just because she practiced the Falun Dafa exercises in a detention center. She refused to write a self-criticism paper, so she was put in handcuffs and shackles. Her whole body is badly swollen from the abuse.
[Lanzhou City, Gansu Province] Repeated Persecution of Dafa Practitioner Li Dongmei and Her Husband at the Northwest Aluminum Production Plant
Dafa practitioner Li Dongmei, who works at the Northwest Aluminum Production Plant, was illegally sentenced to a forced labor camp for going to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong. She was sent to Gansu Province's First Forced Labor Camp and at the same time was expelled from her work unit. In October 2001, when she was released from the forced labor camp, she wasn't allowed to go back to work until March 2002. Instead, she was assigned to do cleaning and collect scrap iron from the scrap heaps. Her salary was only about 400 Yuan, less than half of her normal salary (the average monthly income of an urban Chinese worker is 500 Yuan per month, whereas in rural areas the income is 200 Yuan). Not until November was her status as an employee reinstated. Her husband, Dafa practitioner Mr. Bi, has been illegally detained at the Longxi Detention Center for nine months. At the end of October, he was sentenced to three years of forced labor without a hearing in open court. He was sent to a local forced labor camp for persecution.
[Northeast of China] Truth-Clarifying Signs in One Town Can Be Seen Everywhere
Not long ago, during one night, Falun Gong practitioners in a town in the northeast of China spray-painted words such as "Falun Dafa is Good" on all the power poles in the town. After daybreak, the big red words shone in the sunlight. People exclaimed, "Although Falun Gong had been suppressed for over three years, it is still alive and well. Jiang and his minions will be finished soon. There must be a lot of Falun Gong practitioners to have painted all of the town."
[Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Dafa Practitioner Guo Jie Missing
It has been 20 days since we lost contact with Mr. Guo Jie, a Falun Gong practitioner in Zhongshan District, Dalian City, Liaoning Province. We hope that anyone who knows his whereabouts will come forward, and that practitioners will send forth righteous thoughts in the event that the police kidnapped him.
[Taiyuan City, Shanxi Province] Dafa Practitioner Zhang Baojun Arrested
On November 6, Dafa practitioner Zhang Baojun from Taiyuan City, Shanxi Province was arrested. Mr. Zhang Baojun, 30 years old, graduate of Jilin Industry Institute, was once sentenced to forced labor camp after he went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong. Three days after he came back to Taiyuan City last year, he was arrested again and sent to a brainwashing class. In August 2002, he came out of the brainwashing class with his righteous thoughts. Now the local "610 Office" authorities have named him "an important target" to arrest. It is unknown where he is being detained. [The "610 Office" is 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.]
[Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Dafa Practitioner Ni Wenkui Arrested
At 6:00 p.m. on November 3, 2002, two policemen from Daqing's No. 6 Oil Factory police office illegally searched practitioner Ni Wenkui's home. Afterwards, the officers went back to the station and brought back several police cars and policemen, broke into Mr. Ni's home and confiscated some of his personal possessions, including a computer, a tape-recorder and a mat for doing the Falun Dafa sitting meditation. Meanwhile they also illegally detained Mr. Ni, whose wife was forced to stay away from home to avoid persecution. Their 12-year-old son is being taken care of by friends.
[Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Practitioner Dai Yi and Wife Sheng Xiaoyun Arrested; Their Young Daughter Left Home Alone
In early September, practitioner Dai Yi and his wife Sheng Xiaoyun from Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province were arrested at home. After a month's detention, Mr. Dai Yi was transferred to another detention center, but that center rejected him because of his poor health. It had not been two weeks after he went back to work when the police sent him to a brainwashing class. On the second day in the brainwashing class he was sent to Daqing Forced Labor Camp to serve three years of forced labor. His wife, Ms. Sheng Xiaoyun, was detained at the Daqing City Appeals Center before she was sentenced to two years of forced labor at Harbin City's Drug Rehabilitation Center. Their school-age daughter is living at home without their care. We hope that international human rights organizations and kind people all over the world help to free Dai Yi and Sheng Xiaoyun, reuniting them with their young daughter.
[Dehui City, Jilin Province] Police Destroy Material-Production Site and Arrest Multiple Dafa Practitioners
According to reliable sources, since the Dafa material-production site in Dehui City was destroyed on October 26, 2002, on November 2 and 3 authorities from Dehui City's Police Department successively arrested over ten Dafa practitioners, including Ms. Yingzi, Hongmei (Mrs. Liu Dianling), Ms. Jia Yunxia, taxi driver Mr. Liu and Ms. Song. Police inhumanely tortured and beat them. At present, in order to resist the persecution, Ms. Yingzi is staging a hunger strike at Dehui City's Detention Center.
On November 10, personnel from the police station of the Baishi Forestry Bureau in Jilin Province collaborated with Shenzhen Street Police Station officers in Changchun City to arrest Dafa practitioner Ms. Liu Xia and torture her.
[Changchun City, Jilin Province] List of Persecutors at the Chaoyanggou Forced Labor Camp
Gao, Management Section Chief of the Chaoyanggou Forced Labor Camp, is extremely vicious, sparing no effort in persecuting Dafa practitioners. For a long time, he has been constantly and heavily persecuting practitioners, cursing Dafa, slandering Teacher, and forcing Dafa practitioners to do things against their will. He tortured practitioners and abused his power.
Li Zhongbo, deputy leader of No.6 Division in the labor camp, is vicious and sinister. He is notorious for blackmailing people for money, abusing his power to accept bribes and instigating prisoners to exert pressure on Dafa practitioners. He repeatedly beat up Dafa practitioners and forced them to write the so-called "five statements" [Note: they are documents coerced under extreme pressure, torture and brainwashing, designed by the Chinese authorities to ensure that detained Falun Gong practitioners be appropriately brainwashed. These statements include a letter of repentance, a guarantee to never again practice Falun Gong, and a list containing names and addresses of all family, friends and acquaintances of the detainee who practices Falun Gong. This system was concocted by the people from 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.]
Wang Tao, a guard, often beat Dafa practitioners with his fists, kicked them, used an electric baton, and hit them with a belt, police baton, even a stool or other objects. This person is extremely vicious and collaborates with a gang of thugs.
[Changchun City, Jilin Province] Personnel at Chaoyanggou Forced Labor Camp Incite Criminals to Persecute Dafa Practitioners
There is a criminal called Zhang Fuli in No. 6 Division of this labor camp who had participated in a crime involving a gun. He repeatedly threatened Dafa practitioner Yu Donghui, saying, "Don't be stubborn; lose no time to write the "five statements," otherwise we won't care about your life or death when the government issues an order. We will beat you if we are asked to. We will not care whether you are a good person or not. What we want is to fulfill the quota. We will be rewarded once we 'transform' one Falun Gong practitioner, and our terms will be reduced. The sooner we can get out the better. You claim you are nice people. Who are nice people? People who eat, drink, go whoring and gambling like us are nice people. Why else were we asked to "personally cangue" you?" [Note: "cangue," the name of an instrument of torture, is now used to indicate the person who was designated to supervise the behavior of practitioners.]
[Huludao City, Liaoning Province] Police from Xingcheng City Arrest Dafa Practitioners and Their Family Members
On November 4 and 5, 2002, police from Xingcheng City arrested Falun Gong practitioners and sent them to a brainwashing class. Practitioner A was forcibly put into a police car while selling merchandise at a market. His two sisters, who are non-practitioners, rescued him in time and protected him until he left safely. Police became furious and took his two sisters away and illegally detained them. One sister was released after paying an extorted fee of several thousands Yuan; the other sister is still being detained.
On the night of November 4, 2002, police took Falun Gong practitioner B from Xingcheng City to a brainwashing class. Practitioner B staged a hunger strike in order to protest the illegal persecution and was force-fed on the fourth day. On the sixth day, the practitioner was sent to a hospital to undergo force-feeding while being tied to a bed. On the seventh day, she was sent to the Mansanjia Forced Labor Camp but the camp refused to accept her. She was forced to live in exile to avoid further persecution after being released.
After the 16th National Party Congress was concluded, lawless officials from Xingcheng City implemented a new scheme to persecute Dafa practitioners. They divided the city into districts and assigned a brainwashing task to every police station. That means that all police stations will gather Falun Gong practitioners in their precinct at the station and get collaborators to brainwash them. [Collaborators are former Falun Gong practitioners who have turned against Dafa due to brainwashing and torture.]