Latest News from China - 12/04/2002
- [Beijing] Tsinghua University Student Liu Zhimei Is Illegally Detained at Jinan City's Women Prison in Shandong Province
- [Yueyang City, Hunan Province] Lawyer Mr. Meng Kai Is Sentenced to Seven Years Imprisonment
- [Yueyang City, Hunan Province] Dafa Practitioner Lu Hai Is Tortured But Remains Firm in His Belief in Dafa
- [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Dafa Practitioner Luo Yuanying Remains Steadfast After Being Imprisoned at Various Locations
- [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] "610 Office" Hires Gangsters to Brutally Torture Dafa Practitioners, Including Wang Qinglian and Li Xiuhua
- [Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Arrest and Torture of Dafa Practitioner Mr. Lan Yongchun (Pseudonym)
- [Beijing] Atrocities in the Tuanhe Forced Labor Camp
- [Yueyang City, Hunan Province] Arrest of Practitioner Tang Yongqi
- [Hunan Province] Dafa Practitioner Ms. Zhang Lihong Has Often Been Illegally Arrested and Money Was Extorted from Her Husband
- [Lanzhou City, Gansu Province] Arrest of Dafa Practitioners Xu Yuchun and Zheng Yan
- [Yueyang City, Hunan Province] Criminal Records of Persecutors from Yueyang City's Paper Mill
- [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Movie Theaters Are Still Showing Films Slandering Dafa to Deceive People
[Beijing] Tsinghua University Student Liu Zhimei Is Illegally Detained at Jinan City's Women Prison in Shandong Province
Ms. Liu Zhimei, over 20 years old, is a student of Tsinghua University. She was arrested around May 2001 and sent back to her hometown from Beijing in November 2002. She is now illegally detained at Jinan City's Women Prison in Shandong Province.
[Yueyang City, Hunan Province] Lawyer Mr. Meng Kai Is Sentenced to Seven Years Imprisonment
After Dafa practitioner lawyer Mr. Meng Kai from Yueyang City was arrested for making Dafa truth-clarifying materials, policemen from the Tuqiao Station, led by Zhao Zihu, forcibly broke into and ransacked his home in the owners' absence. They confiscated a cell phone, a pager, over 1,000 Yuan cash [500 Yuan is the average monthly income in urban areas of China] and a deposit book containing over 8,000 Yuan. Li Yonghui, director of the Tuqiao Police Station later denied this. The lawless policemen in Yueyang City treated Meng Kai's case as a "big case" and schemed to sentence him to a prison term.
When in court, Meng Kai defended himself. As the judge couldn't defeat Mengon on legal grounds, he announced a recess and then did not allow Meng to present any more evidence in defense. Facing this unfair treatment, Meng's mother went to the court and asked for justice. Personnel at the court were speechless and furious and in retaliation they added three more years to Meng's imprisonment. As a result, the judge sentenced Meng Kai to seven years of imprisonment. Meng is now being held at Yiyang City's Yuanjiang Prison.
Telephone number for Zhao Zihu from the Political & Security Section in Yueyang City's Yueyanglou District Police Precinct: 86-730-8226380.
[Yueyang City, Hunan Province] Dafa Practitioner Lu Hai Is Tortured But Remains Firm in His Belief in Dafa
Dafa practitioner Mr. Lu Hai is from Wujianshan, Linxiang City, Hunan Province. He graduated from the Electrical Engineering and Automation Department of Xiangtan University and received a B.S. degree. He was employed at the Yueyang Paper Corporation, but was fired because he went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong. In January 2001, he was illegally detained for going to Beijing to appeal and suffered torture at various detention centers, including Beijing City's Tiananmen Police Precinct, at Xuanwu District's Detention Center, at Jiangxi Province's Ruichang Detention Center and also at Yueyang City's No.1 Detention Center. During these times, Lu was tortured to a very horrifying state. In July 2001, fearing that he might die in the detention center, personnel from Yueyang City's Detention Center released him. Ten days after he returned home, policewoman Li Yuxia from the Hongjiazhou Police Station arrested him again. After being detained at the Linxiang Police Precinct and the Tuqiao Police Precinct in Yueyang City, he was sent to Changsha City's Xinkaipu Forced Labor Camp, for the simple reason that he refused to sign his name on the so-called "Repentance Statement."
Under all kinds of situations, Lu Hai persisted in saying, "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is right," and "Falun Dafa is good." The vicious forces attempted to completely destroy Lu, but Lu Hai said, "the Law of the universe is indestructible and Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is indestructible." After over a year's persecution, Lu Hai walked out of the labor camp, openly and nobly. But, due to the vicious persecution, Lu lost his residency identification card, university graduation certificate, diploma certificate, and his job and personal freedom.
[Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Dafa Practitioner Luo Yuanying Remains Steadfast After Being Imprisoned at Various Locations
Dafa practitioner Ms. Luo Yuanying from Wuhan City is 43 years old. On October 25, 2000, personnel from the No.1 Section of Wuhan City's Police Department arrested her at a practitioner's home and took her to Wuhan City's No.1 Women's Detention Center. As Luo resisted the vicious persecution and persisted in doing the Falun Dafa exercises, she was often tortured with excruciating means and later on sentenced to two years of forced labor. In the forced labor camp, her righteous thoughts and righteous actions completely broke through the vicious brainwashing. When her imprisonment term expired, the district's "610 Office" authorities [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] forcibly took her to Jiang'an District's brainwashing class. Because Ms. Luo persisted in doing the Falun Dafa exercises, she and another practitioner, Ms. Zhou Xia, were constantly and inhumanely tortured, being handcuffed behind the back and denied sleep.
[Wuhan City, Hubei Province] "610 Office" Hires Gangsters to Brutally Torture Dafa Practitioners, Including Wang Qinglian and Li Xiuhua
Dafa practitioners from the Wuchang District, including Ms. Wang Qinglian, have been staging a hunger strike for six days and their lives are in danger. In the Yangyuan brainwashing class, they suffered all kinds of torture. Personnel from the "610 Office" even extorted from them 900 Yuan per month for so-called "living expenses" and hired gangsters to inhumanely torture Dafa practitioners, including Ms. Wang Qinglian and Ms. Li Xiuhua. (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 or judicial systems.)
[Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Arrest and Torture of Dafa Practitioner Mr. Lan Yongchun (Pseudonym)
On November 15, policemen forcibly took practitioner Mr. Lan Yongchun away from an Internet bar opposite the Harbin Economic Institute. Afterwards, his home was ransacked. Other practitioners who were living with him all safely left. Lan Yongchun is now detained at Harbin City's Police Department. His cellular phone and pager were confiscated. Policemen tortured him during interrogation to learn the names and location of the practitioners who were contacting him.
[Beijing] Atrocities in the Tuanhe Forced Labor Camp
I was detained at the Tuanhe Forced Labor Camp in Beijing. Many practitioners have exposed its horror on the web. Now I will share with you what I know about this place.
Many practitioners detained in the Tuanhe Forced Labor Camp were sentenced to forced labor without any legal evidence deserving such punishment. Some cases were unexplainable. A college professor was detained merely because a Falun Gong book was found at his home. A Ph.D. student was sent to the forced labor camp after nine months detention in the "Law Education Center" [the government term for a brainwashing center]. However, his nine months detention was not counted towards his overall prison term.
Every time new practitioners were arrested, they were subjected to brainwashing for the first two weeks. They had to go out early and did not come back until late, 11:00 p.m. or midnight, on a daily basis. No one was allowed to talk. For those who policemen considered "determined and not transformable," the police would arrange a special class for them. Several teams took turns to brainwash those practitioners. In the female division of the labor camp, practitioners were deprived of sleep during the first three days. However practitioners remembered Master's words, "Coercion Cannot Change People's Hearts" in their minds. Recently, in the female division, many practitioners who had gone astray due to forced brainwashing became clearheaded again and came back to Dafa cultivation.
[Yueyang City, Hunan Province] Arrest of Practitioner Tang Yongqi
In September of 1999, practitioner Mr. Tang Yongqi from Yueyang City, Hunan Province went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong. After being detained for six months, he was sentenced to two years probation. During this time, under the guise of wanting "to have a talk," policemen from Yueyang City's Nanhu Police Precinct, officials from Yueyang City's Police Department and "610 Office" deceived Tang Yongqi and imprisoned him for a year. After Tang Yongqi came back home in July 2001, officials from Yueyang City's "610 Office" and the Police Department continuously harassed his family.
In January of 2002, the authorities came to harass the Tang family again. They wanted to take Mr. Tang away "for a talk." Ms. Li Yuyang, Mr. Tang's wife, (also a Dafa practitioner) saw through their vicious intentions because she had already been deceived once. She refused. However, they forcibly took both Mr. Tang and his wife away and detained them separately at Yueyang City's No.1 Detention Center and Yueyang City's Linxiang Detention Center. No relatives were allowed to visit them. It was said that Tang was tortured and brutally beaten in the detention center. A disabled, over 80-year-old man was left at their home without care. Tang has been sentenced to three years of imprisonment and is still detained at Yueyang City's No. 1 Detention Center.
[Hunan Province] Dafa Practitioner Ms. Zhang Lihong Has Often Been Illegally Arrested and Money Was Extorted from her Husband
Lawless policemen persecuting Falun Gong broke into Dafa practitioner Zhang Lihong's home in the middle of the night and took her to Zhuzhou City's Baimalong Forced Labor Camp. Fortunately her admission to the forced labor camp was rejected because of her hypertension. At the end of 2001, vicious policemen again put her into the Baimalong Forced Labor Camp, but she was refused for the same reason. She had been illegally detained at a detention center in Yueyang City until last June but was bailed out after her husband had been extorted several thousand Yuan [500 Yuan is the average monthly income in urban areas of China]. It was heard that her husband has been extorted many times. Because her family's financial situation is somewhat good, the local officials took this chance to extort money for their own personal gain without giving any legal reason.
[Lanzhou City, Gansu Province] Arrest of Dafa Practitioners Xu Yuchun and Zheng Yan
Ms. Xu Yuchun, over 40 years old, was arrested from home on November 18.
Ms. Zheng Yan, over 40 years old, was arrested from home on the morning of November 19.
[Yueyang City, Hunan Province] Criminal Records of Persecutors from Yueyang City's Paper Mill
Li Yuxia, male, is an instructor of Yueyang City's Hongjiazhou Police Precinct, Hunan Province. Since 1999, when the area's "610 Office" was formed, he and Chen Huiming slandered Dafa and persecuted Dafa practitioners.
The following are their criminal deeds:
Before the Spring Festival of 2000, they entrapped many Dafa practitioners to a police precinct in the name of having a talk, and then they forcibly sent the practitioners to Yueyang City's No.1 Detention Center. Later they sent Dafa practitioners in detention directly into a brainwashing center at Yueyang City's Paper Mill and kept on persecuting practitioners for six months.
Before the Spring Festival of 2001, without any proper legal procedure, they illegally searched several Dafa practitioners' houses and forcibly took two Dafa practitioners away.
In 2000, because Ms. Zhou Weihong went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong, Li Yuxia illegally sent her to a forced labor camp. In 2001 several days after her release, Zhou Weihong encountered Li Yuxia and asked him the reason for being put into the forced labor camp. But Li Yuxia was furious and again sent Zhou Weihong to the forced labor camp. In May 2002, Zhou Weihong was released. On a night in September 2002, Li Yuxia, Chen Huiming and ten other people, including Tian Ping and Yu Zhongye from Zhou Weihong's work unit, broke into Zhou's home and took Zhou Weihong away again. Now Zhou is illegally detained at Yueyang City's Detention Center.
[Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Movie Theaters Are Still Showing Films Slandering Dafa to Deceive People
Movie theaters in Shenyang City, Liaoning Province are still showing films slandering Dafa. Students are organized to watch. Furthermore, primary school students are forced to write about what they have "learned."
December 3, 2002