Latest News from China - 12/11/2002
December 10, 2002
- [Tangshan City, Hebei Province] Police in the Fengrun District Arrest Dafa Practitioner Li Rentang and His Underage Son
- [Laizhou City, Shandong Province] Dafa Practitioners Yu Shufen and Xiu Lanxiang Are Detained at Zibo City's Wangcun Forced Labor Camp
- [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Atrocities in Wuhan City's No. 2 Detention Center
- [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Detention of Practitioner Yue Yang
[Tangshan City, Hebei Province] Police in the Fengrun District Arrest Dafa Practitioner Li Rentang and His Underage Son
Dafa practitioner Mr. Li Rentang, from Rengezhuang Township, Fengrun District, Tangshan City, Hebei Province, together with his wife and son make their living as dairy farmers. On November 20, authorities from the township government and police precinct dispatched someone to break into Li Rentang's house and illegally take him to the township government. Later he was sent to a detention center. At that time, his wife, Han Yuqin, was working outside. Policemen forced their underage son who was less than 16 years old to find his mother and bring her back; otherwise they threatened they would seize the dairy herd, which the family needed to make a living. Two days later, because the son couldn't find his mother, he was also taken away to the police precinct. The family was thus broken up and their dairy herd was abandoned with no one to do the daily feeding and milking. The township government people even threatened other villagers not to help them.
On November 9, several lawless official from the township government arrested Ms. Cai Shuxia, Ms. Liu Yanxiang and another female Dafa practitioner from Xinzhuangzi Township, Fengrun District, Tangshan City, and put them into Fengrun District Detention Center. Lawless policemen brutally beat them up. Now they have gone on a hunger strike to protest the illegal detention.
[Laizhou City, Shandong Province] Dafa Practitioners Yu Shufen and Xiu Lanxiang Are Detained at Zibo City's Wangcun Forced Labor Camp
On October 5, a vile person reported Dafa practitioners Ms. Yu Shufen and Ms. Xiu Lanxiang from Liangguo Town, Laizhou City, Shandong Province, to the police as they watched the truth-clarifying video entitled " The Truth of the Self-Immolation in Tiananmen Square." Then the practitioners' houses were ransacked and they were sent to Laizhou City's Brainwashing Class for two months' detention. Because of their determination in Dafa, they were illegally sentenced to two years of forced labor after they were extorted thousands of Yuan [500 Yuan is the average monthly income in urban areas of China, in rural areas it is 200]. Now they are detained at Zibo City's Wangcun Forced Labor Camp. Two harmonious families were thus broken up. We hope kind people will pay attention to their situation.
[Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Atrocities in Wuhan City's No. 2 Detention Center
A lot of felons, such as murderers, arsonists, robbers, drug dealers and drug addicts are detained in Wuhan City's No.2 Detention Center. Officials in Wuhan City's "610 Office" and the No.1 Section of Wuhan City's Police Department knew these prisoners were as vicious as policemen, so they detained practitioners there with them. The guards and prisoners colluded together to torture practitioners.
For example, they stripped practitioners and subjected them to freezing temperatures in the cold winter. They did not give practitioners food. Guards pocketed the accommodation fees sent by practitioners' relatives. They often beat practitioners and handcuffed them. The most vicious people are those policemen and inspectors who are very brutal and hypocritical. For instance, there was a practitioner named Mr. Yan Zhigang. Ruffians attempted to brainwash him. After realizing his determination to live his life according to the universal principle of "Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance," they force-fed him with rubbing alcohol. They plotted to make the practitioner have a mental breakdown and then fabricate so-called "evidence" in order to more ruthlessly torture him. This practitioner is solid as a rock. He would never give up his basic right of being a good person. In the end, he was sentenced to two years of forced labor. His relatives were not allowed to visit him. Furthermore, policemen deceived his relatives and extorted 200 Yuan from them.
It is a great pity that these good and righteous practitioners are suffering torture in these dens of evil. Hereby, we call for justice and conscience. We hope all righteous people will step forward and stop this persecution.
[Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Detention of Practitioner Yue Yang
Practitioner Mr. Yue Yang from Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province was illegally arrested without any reason and detained in Shijiazhuang City's No. 1 Detention Center for over a month. Yue Yang is open, warm-hearted and willing to help others. He is very strict with himself and makes sure all of his actions follow "Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance." He was a well-known good employee at his workplace. Yue Yang's wife is getting close to giving birth to their child, but no one is taking care of her.