Latest News from China - 02/24/2002
1. [China] All Falun Dafa Practitioners from Dandong City Send New Year's Greetings to Honorable Teacher
- [China] All Falun Dafa Practitioners from Dandong City Send New Year's Greetings to Honorable Teacher
- [Yun County, Hubei Province] Officials of a Brainwashing Class Force Practitioners to Drink Alcohol and Assault Female Practitioners
- [Changchun, Jilin Province] The 610 Office Holds Brainwashing Classes at the Agriculture School and Illegally Detains 210 Falun Gong Practitioners
- [Northern China] Dafa Banners Are Found Everywhere Throughout the Countryside
- [Shanghai] Legal Education School Sets Up Closed Forced Brainwashing Classes to Persecute Falun Gong Practitioners
- [Xiamen, Fujian Province] Female Practitioner Zeng Linghua Is Transferred to Several Detention Centers and Her Term Is Prolonged by One Year
- [Dandong, Liaoning Province] Police Violently Torture Falun Gong Practitioners At the Langtou Police Station
- [Dalian, Liaoning Province] The Yaojia Detention Center Continuously Detains Senior Female Dafa Practitioner Yu Cuilian, Disregarding Her Critical Health Condition
- [Yushu City, Jilin Province] The Head of the Public Security Committee Betrayed His Conscience to Keep His Job
- [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Female Practitioners Xu Yueying and Jin Guihuan Are Illegally Arrested
- [Shanghai City] Five Practitioners are Missing
- [Tianjin City] Jinnan Police Shamelessly Persecute Female Dafa Practitioner Lin Zhaoxia
- [Daqing, Heilongjiang Province] Shuanghe Forced Labor Camp in Qiqihar City and Daqing City 610 Office Jointly Persecute Dafa Practitioners
- [Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Head of the Daqing Forced Labor Camp: "Who Pays Attention to Morality and Laws These Days?"
- [Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] The Police Conduct A Large-scale Hunt for Dafa Practitioners Just Before the Chinese New Year
All Falun Dafa practitioners from Donggang City send New Year's Greetings to our compassionate and great Teacher! We will study the Fa well, closely follow the process of Fa-rectification, be determined in cultivating the Fa until the end, assist Teacher in eliminating all evil, and return home with Teacher.2. [Yun County, Hubei Province] Officials of a Brainwashing Class Force Practitioners to Drink Alcohol and Assault Female Practitioners
Planned by the Yun County 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], In December 2000 and February 2001, Yun County held two terms of brainwashing classes. Because the first term brainwash class was held during the Chinese Lunar New Year Festival, the staff of the 610 office was less interested in holding the class. Thus, they hastily dismissed the class on the 8th day of the first month of the Lunar New Year. They illegally sent one practitioner to a forced labor camp for "re-education." The second term is still in session. According to practitioners who came out of the brainwashing classes, the instructors forced practitioners to drink alcohol and even assaulted female practitioners during the class. They forced practitioners to watch poorly made videotapes that defamed Dafa. One practitioner went awry and assisted the evil ruffians to fill a blackboard with words defaming Dafa. When he woke up to reality, he was extremely regretful and sad. He got up in the middle of night and wiped off the blackboard. The next day, he was sent to a detention center. He was illegally held there for a month before being sent back to the brainwashing class. This originally healthy and strong young man was tortured until he was only skin and bones.
Because some practitioners escaped from the brainwashing classes using righteous thoughts, the guards not only added an iron door to each end of the hallway on each floor, but also welded reinforcing steel bars at all corridors and hallways. The food for the practitioners has to be delivered through the bars just like in jails. One young mother who brought her one-year old baby with her because she was still breast-feeding, was finally released after being detained there for almost a year and going on a hunger strike in January 2002. The young baby was not able to enjoy normal family happiness nor parents' warm caring; but had only iron windows and policemen to look at every day.
3. [Changchun, Jilin Province] The 610 Office Holds Brainwashing Classes at the Agriculture School and Illegally Detains 210 Falun Gong Practitioners
The 610 brainwashing classes at Changchun Agriculture School, Changchun Xinglongshan are illegally holding 210 Falun Gong practitioners. Over 150 riot policemen are in charge of detaining them. Changchun Dafa practitioners, please send forth righteous thoughts to help those detained practitioners to break away from the persecution as soon as possible.
Recently the Changchun 610 office held an urgent meeting with public security departments, procuratorial departments, people's courts, judicial departments, and police stations. They will soon put the 210 detained practitioners on trial. Each borough court is assigned trial tasks. In addition, each borough police substation will have at least 50 policemen in front of the courthouse to arrest practitioners who distribute Dafa materials and clarify the truth.
On February 21, the Erdao borough court illegally tried Ms. Liang, a female Dafa practitioner.
Attached is a list of names and phone numbers of the policemen of Changchun Luyuan borough police substation who persecute Dafa practitioners:
Shi Wenxue, Director of the police station: 86-431-7613131 (office) 86-431-8921938 (home)
Hu Zhiwei, Commissar: 86-431-7612538 (office) 86-431-5186188 (home)
Lu Weidong, Assistant director: 86-431-7612108 (office) 86-431-5989288 (home)
Song Lingdong, Assistant director: 86-431-7613116 (office) 86-431-8989900(home)
Liu Xiaoping, Assistant Director: 86-431-7613113 (office) 86-431-2726123 (home)
Xu Gang, Assistant Director: 86-431-7613120 (office) 86-431-4963780 (home)
Li Jiamin, Assistant director: 86-431-7613126 (office) 86-431-5652114 (home)
4. [Northern China] Dafa Banners Are Found Everywhere Throughout the Countryside
On January 1, 2002, Falun Dafa banners were found everywhere throughout the Northern countryside in China, which lent a festive atmosphere. It effectively overwhelmed the evil. On the morning of January 4, Dafa banners were hung everywhere in the villages, which effectively eliminated the evil force.
5. [Shanghai] Legal Education School Sets Up Closed Forced Brainwashing Classes to Persecute Falun Gong Practitioners
The Shanghai Legal Education School was founded especially to forcefully control Falun Gong practitioners' thinking. It is located at Yema Creek, Yu Mountain, Qingpu County, site of the former "Recreation Center of Shanghai Police Officers," and is south of the "New Criminal Prison." Five terms of classes have been held since the 2001 Lunar New Year.
According to insiders, at the start of the 4th term, changes were made to the instructional staff. They transferred some people experienced in the field of political work that were laid off or ready to retire to the group of "Instructors." The staff was divided into 4 groups including: "Instruction Assistant," "Instructors," and "Logistics." Increasing the staff multiplied the number of practitioners they can attempt to brainwash.
The class adopted a completely closed style to forcefully brainwash the practitioners. Dining and excreting were all confined to the cells. Those Instructors or Assistants watched the practitioners 24 hours a day. Without any personal freedom, practitioners lived every day with criticism and threats. Practitioners were forced to write things like "Promise not to practice" and "Repentant letters." Practitioners could only gain some freedom or be released ahead of schedule if they wrote such things. During each term, some practitioners were sent to forced labor camps. In the 4th term, practitioners Wang Mingshan and Ma Yanlai were sent to the forced labor camp. Most practitioners were arrested at either their workplaces or homes, without any legal warrants. Every term of brainwashing classes lasts several months.
6. [Xiamen, Fujian Province] Female Practitioner Zeng Linghua Is Transferred to Several Detention Centers and Her Term Is Prolonged by One Year
Zeng Linghua, a Falun Gong practitioner from Xiamen, female, 36 years old, was illegally sentenced to one year of forced labor education because she went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong in November 1999. During the detention at the Fuzhou Female Forced Labor Camp, she was physically punished and forcefully brainwashed. Failing to make her stop practicing, the authorities illegally extended her term. In August 2001, Zeng Linghua completed the extended term. She was transferred back to Xiamen "brainwashing class" where they continued to force her to give up her cultivation. Still failing to achieve the goal, the police transferred her to the forced drug release brigade where she was brutally tortured.
7. [Dandong, Liaoning Province] Police Violently Torture Falun Gong Practitioners At the Langtou Police Station
One day in June 2001, Wang Kaichun, the director of the Langtou Police Station, led a group of policemen to the top of Laoya Mountain to arrest practitioners Wu Jingkun and Yang Yuqing. All of their Dafa books and materials were confiscated. In the afternoon of the same day, the police station director, Wang Kaichun tortured Wu Jingkun with an electric baton for over 4 hours. From 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Wang alternately used two electric batons to shock Wu and even put the baton into water to increase the torture. That night, from 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m., Wang used the same method to torture Yang Yuqing for 5 hours. Sometimes, they hung the two practitioners up and beat them. Wang Kaichun personally beat them. Wu Jingkun was sentenced to two years of forced labor education. He is currently held at the Dandong Forced Labor Camp. Yang Yuqing was sentenced to 2 years of forced labor education and was sent to Masanjia Labor Camp.
8. [Dalian, Liaoning Province] The Yaojia Detention Center Continuously Detains Senior Female Dafa Practitioner Yu Cuilian, Disregarding Her Critical Health Condition
Practitioner Yu Cuilian, female, in her sixties, is from the Development District of Dalian. In January 2002, police from the district and Quegang, Heilongjiang Province broke into her apartment, ransacked her home, and illegally arrested her and a few fellow practitioners. The police sent Yu Cuilian to Yaojia Detention Center at Dalian. Before practicing Falun Gong Yu had a muscle disease that caused her to fall down. During the torture the illness symptoms recurred. Her state of health is really serious. It is said that she is even unable to be interrogated. But the evil police ignore her critical illness and continue their inhumane detention.
According to insiders, Yu's home was searched thoroughly and almost all of her possessions were confiscated. All of her savings and valuables were stolen. After that, several policemen stayed at her home to catch other practitioners that came to visit. They ate all the food in Yu's apartment. They left an originally nice home an empty apartment.
The phone number of the evil police at the Harbin Road Police Station: 86-411-761123 Ext. 808, Cell phone: 86-13998678580
9. [Yushu City, Jilin Province] The Head of the Public Security Committee Betrayed His Conscience to Keep His Job
Some practitioners clarified the truth about Falun Gong to Pan Zhenjiang, head of the Public Security Committee of Yangmu Village, Qingshan Township, Yushu City, Jilin Province. However he did not listen; instead, he said, "I can't lose my job to help you. It was very hard for me to get this position." Han even hired villager, Jiao Mingjin to damage Dafa banners and slogans in the village. He was paid 30 yuan for each banner he removed . Pan also hired someone to smear ink on the Dafa slogans.
Early on the morning of January 4, 2002, some villager saw the Pan and Jiao destroying Dafa banners. The two ruffians took the banners to the Qingshan Police Station to prove what they were doing. They also reported 3 practitioners (Jiao Mingfeng, Jiao Chuanfu and Jiao Shoutong) to the police. They distorted the facts, and made up the story that the 3 practitioners had threatened them. Around 10:00 a.m. on January 5, policemen from the Yushu Municipal Political and Security Section and the Qingshan Police Station together with the local securities schemed to illegally arrest the 3 practitioners. When the police showed up, two practitioners were able to escape because some kind-hearted people warned them in time, and only Jiao Shoutong was arrested. Now they have become homeless and destitute in order to evade arrest. Eventually Jiao Shoutong was arrested. The police forcefully confiscated his tape recorder, battery charger, exercise music tapes, and a copy of Falun Dafa - Essentials for Further Advancement. They also beat Jiao Shoutong and his non-practitioner wife.
Members of Pan's family also threatened to arrest Jiao Mingfeng at the Lunar New Year Eve activities in the village. On the Lunar New Year's Day, he said that they must arrest Jiao Mingfeng as long as he would not go abroad. They also threatened to take Jiao Mingfeng's father's house and field as security. They said that as long as Jiao Mingfeng practices Falun Gong, the house and field would be confiscated. In addition, they forced Jiao Mingfeng's father to do the corresponding paperwork and hand it to director Pan Zhenjiang and the local police station.
10. [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Female Practitioners Xu Yueying and Jin Guihuan Are Illegally Arrested
Practitioner Xu Yueying went to Tiananmen Square on December 15, 2001 to validate Dafa. After unfurling a banner there, Xu was arrested by the police. She was detained at Chaoyang Detention Center for 30 days, until guards from Chunhe Police Station in Dalian City escorted her back on January 13, 2002. She has been held at Yaojia Detention Center ever since.
The local police illegally arrested Dafa practitioner Jin Guihuan from Wanli Town, Dalian City on February 8, 2002. Jin is currently detained at Yaojia No. 2 Detention Center.
11. [Shanghai City] Five Practitioners are Missing
In Baoshan District, Shanghai City, five practitioners, including Yao Weihua, are currently missing. The police ransacked their homes right before the APEC meeting last year, and the practitioners have not been seen since.
12. [Tianjin City] Jinnan Police Shamelessly Persecute Female Dafa Practitioner Lin Zhaoxia
Female Dafa practitioner Lin Zhaoxia is a resident of Jinnan District, Tianjin City. In October 1999, Lin went to the Appeals Office in Beijing. The police immediately arrested her, and later, at the Jinnan Police Station, illegally sentenced her to one year in jail. Currently, Lin is detained at Banqiao Female Forced Labor Camp in Tianjin City. Because Lin Zhaoxia persisted in her belief, she was tortured by various means. When her jail term was finished, the perpetrators extended the term twice (for an extra year in total), just because she would not give up cultivation. In November 2001, the police said they would release her, but transferred Lin to a secret place, where they continued to detain her and tried to force her to give up cultivation. When Lin refused, the perpetrators illegally sentenced her to another 3 years in jail under the excuse of "violating the law again." Lin is still being held at Banqiao Female Forced Labor Camp. During this time, Lin's husband died of unknown diseases, and her relatives have looked after her teenage child, who is still going to school.
The Jinnan Police Station has illegally arrested and detained over 50 Dafa practitioners, 27 of whom were sent to forced labor camps. Here we call for the help of all people in the world with a sense of justice to stop the persecution against Dafa practitioners by the Jiang-Luo regime and rescue the numerous practitioners under persecution.
13. [Daqing, Heilongjiang Province] Shuanghe Forced Labor Camp in Qiqihar City and Daqing City 610 Office Jointly Persecute Dafa Practitioners
During 2000, many practitioners in Daqing City were illegally arrested and detained. Most of the arrested female practitioners were sent to Shuanghe Forced Labor Camp. The labor camp tried to extort money from Daqing City under the excuse of "improving conditions." In order to persecute Dafa practitioners and force them to give up cultivation, the Daqing City 610 Office collected money and goods from all the work units of the city. The Linyuan Oil Refinement Plant worked closely with the city 610 office. For example, Wang Sheng, head of the refinement plant 610 office, and Han Bingfa, the plant police chief delivered 6 tons of flour, pork, money, and other goods to the city 610 office in November 2000. On Feb 16, 2001, Wang Sheng and his associates went to pick up 4 people who were forced to give up their beliefs from Shuanghe Forced Labor Camp. They brought with them over 10 boxes of fruit as gifts for the Shuanghe Forced Labor Camp staff to thank them for persecuting Dafa practitioners! After their meeting, Wang Sheng invited the managers of the labor camp to a lavish dinner, and squandered over 2000 Yuan [Chinese currency, the average monthly income of an urban worker is about 500 Yuan].
14. [Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Head of the Daqing Forced Labor Camp: "Now Who Pays Attention to Morality and Laws?"
At the end of July 2001, the Daqing Forced Labor Camp illegally extended the terms of 6 practitioners. Because of this, dozens of Dafa practitioners in the labor camp went on a hunger strike to protest the persecution and to ask for the unconditional release of all practitioners whose terms were finished. Wang Yongxiang, Vice Director of the labor camp, and the person in charge of persecuting Falun Gong practitioners, and Director Ying, accompanied vice prosecutor Jin from the city during an inspection. During the inspection, Dafa practitioner Zhuang Gangxiang tried to reason with Wang Yongxiang and asked him to release all the practitioners illegally detained past their completed jail terms. Zhuang said to Wang, "All citizens should abide by the law, be civilized, and pay attention to their moral characters; 'ruling the country with laws' is a principle of our country. You did not abide by the law, and you did not pay attention to your moral character." However, Wang said in reply, "Don't talk about De (Morality) or laws. Who pays attention to morality or laws these days?" Wang's words shocked the officials from the city and Labor Camp Director Ying. In order to save face, Ying had to criticize Wang briefly in front of everyone, and then all the officials left in a hurry. People are thinking about how, the "ruling the country with laws" is actually used as an excuse by Jiang's regime to persecute Falun Gong.
15. [Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] The Police Conduct A Large-scale Hunt for Dafa Practitioners Just Before the Chinese New Year
In early February 2002, the police of Daqing City blindly followed the illegal order to hunt for Dafa practitioners by following, watching, and waiting at certain places. They claimed that the President had ordered them to search and arrest practitioners just before the Chinese New Year. In order to fulfill their assigned quota, they even arrested the family members of practitioners. When the police pursued female practitioner Wang Li, they also arrested her son, who is under 10 years old. Although the child has been released, he has nowhere to go and has become homeless. The wicked police guards tried to force Wang Li to give up her belief by separating her from her son.