Latest News from China - 02/21/2002
- [China] Falun Dafa Practitioners Salute all the Western Practitioners Who Went to Tiananmen
- [China] Falun Dafa Practitioners Thoroughly Clarify the Truth to Every Household in Every Village, Achieving Gratifying Results
- [Beijing] Falun Dafa Practitioners in Qinghua University are Abducted from Their Homes on New Year's Eve
- [China] A Government Department Assigns a Special Task, Forcing its Subordinates to Fabricate Articles that Slander Falun Gong
- [Anhui Province] Nanhu Forced Labor Camp Forces Falun Dafa Practitioners to Dig Coal in a Dangerous Zone
- [Baiquan County, Heilongjiang Province] Female Falun Dafa Practitioners Zhang Liqun and Li Jing are Again Illegally Sentenced to Three Years of Forced Labor
- [Shuangcheng City, Heilongjiang Province] Police Illegally Arrest Falun Dafa Practitioner Wang Shixue; His Relatives Do Not Cooperate and Are Also Punished
- [Heilongjiang Province] Dafa Practitioners Illegally Detained in Fuyu Forced Labor Camp in Heilongjiang Province Hunger Strike to Protest the Long-Term Persecution
- [China] Falun Dafa Practitioner Xiaowu Is Arrested Before the Spring Festival; Police Loot His Home
- [Linqu County, Shandong Province] Linqu County's "610 Office" in Weifang City, Shandong Province Loot Money and Property; Dafa Practitioner Breaks Out of the Tight Encirclement With Righteous Thoughts
- [Nanhu, Anhui Province] Teams 5 and 6 in Nanhu, Anhui Province Force Falun Dafa Practitioners into Heavy Labor
- [Beijing] Police Brutally Beat Dafa Practitioners in Tiananmen Square
- [China] The Status of Human Rights in China Today: Unwarranted and Illegal House Arrest
- [Sichuan Province] The Suffering of Two Sisters In Deyang Detention Center
- [China] Even Threat of Bloodshed and Decapitation Cannot Force Falun Dafa Practitioners to Give Up Their Belief!
- [Liaoning Province] Police Station Telephone Numbers
- [Shandong Province] The List of Persecutors
[China] Falun Dafa Practitioners Salute all the Western Practitioners Who Went to Tiananmen
February 20, 2002: Falun Dafa practitioners in Gansu Province and Shantou City, of Guangdong Province, salute all the Western practitioners who went to Tiananmen Square.
[China] Falun Dafa Practitioners Thoroughly Clarify the Truth to Every Household in Every Village, Achieving Gratifying Results
In order to save more villagers who were deceived by the lies of the Jiang regime, Falun Dafa practitioners in a small town in Northern China decided to launch a project to clarify the truth in the entire town. The more than sixty Falun Dafa practitioners in the town went in pairs to clarify the truth to the villagers. Every time they arrived in a village, they would visit each family, taking the opportunity of selling small items to clarify the truth about Falun Dafa. During the process of clarifying the truth, one practitioner would do the talking, while the other practitioner would send forth righteous thoughts to eradicate the evil elements in the immediate environment. They achieved gratifying results with this method. Over ninety percent of the villagers could see clearly the truth of the self-immolation incident, and that the Fu Yibin murder case was fabricated by the Jiang regime. They also understand that Falun Gong is a good practice that offers salvation to the people and that it is wrong for the Jiang regime to manipulate the Party into persecuting Falun Gong and practitioners. The Falun Dafa practitioners in this town decided to visit all the villages in the entire town around the Spring Festival to clarify the truth about Falun Dafa to the numerous villagers.
[Beijing] Falun Dafa Practitioners in Qinghua University are Abducted from Their Homes on New Year's Eve
1. Jia Xiaomei from Qinghua University was abducted and detained last November for posting truth-clarifying materials. Now, she has been illegally sentenced to forced labor. She is being tortured in a dispatch station at Daxing County Forced Labor Camp and is not allowed to see her relatives.
2. The 14th Division of the Beijing Police Department abducted Wang Jiuchun, the former Falun Dafa Assistant at Qinghua University, from her home on New Year's Eve. Wang's relatives were told that she would first be detained for two weeks and then the decision on how to deal with her would be made, based on Wang's behavior.
The residential district within Qinghua University is divided into many sections by iron fences. It looks like a maze. Every section is guarded 24 hours by a guard who strictly interrogates every stranger. The western part is even more heavily guarded. The Residential Committee and the local police in that area have spread the word to the public that not a single Falun Gong flyer will be allowed to enter this small district.
Note: The Secretary of the Residential Committee in Qinghua University is Chen Kejin. His home telephone number is 86-10-62785080.
[China] A Government Department Assigns a Special Task, Forcing its Subordinates to Fabricate Articles that Slander Falun Gong
According to the wife of a Chinese government official, her husband's higher authorities gave him the special task of fabricating stories that slander Falun Gong. There was no requirement to base these stories on any fact or evidence. They were told to write anything they wanted, and were free to accuse Falun Gong of any charge. According to the official's wife, her husband said at home, "We are all really tired of this. They ask us to write such terrible stuff. Day in and day out, we have to invent unbelievably fictitious stories that serve only to deceive people. I don't know what the government is doing, but it is really annoying."
We kindly offer this advice to the people who are forced to write articles slandering Falun Dafa: Do not become the knife in the hand of the murderer, deceiving hundreds of millions of kind-hearted Chinese people. Do not destroy the people with your irresponsible articles. We solemnly warn those high-level government officials who have ordered their subordinates to fabricate these slanderous articles: The law of the universe does not allow such slander and damage. What you are doing now is also not tolerated by the heavenly laws. Our Teacher is benevolent. Again and again, he has given the common people the opportunity to know the truth. Regardless of what you have done in the past, if you can still establish righteous thoughts in your hearts today, then there is still hope for you. Otherwise, all harm that you are doing to the Great Law of the universe will be met with the ultimate retribution of losing your lives forever.
[Anhui Province] Nanhu Forced Labor Camp Forces Falun Dafa Practitioners to Dig Coal in a Dangerous Zone
Nanhu Forced Labor Camp, in Anhui Province, is a virtual hell that persecutes Falun Dafa practitioners. Camp officials are fully aware that the working conditions in this small coal mine are extremely dangerous. Yet, they still illegally force the practitioners to dig coal there, with a ton per day quota for each person. We hope that people from all walks of life will have this matter brought to their attention, so they can help to expose the evil.
The No.1 Detention Center at Suzhou City, Anhui Province, has detained many Falun Dafa practitioners. We sincerely hope that people will heed this matter also, and expose the evil.
[Baiquan County, Heilongjiang Province] Female Falun Dafa Practitioners Zhang Liqun and Li Jing are Again Illegally Sentenced to Three Years of Forced Labor
In late December 2001, three female Falun Dafa practitioners, Zhang Liqun, Li Jing and a practitioner with the surname of Yang, were reported to the police while distributing truth-clarifying literature and clarifying the truth to local people in the rural village. All three of them were illegally arrested at the same time. Yang was released after being illegally detained in the detention center for two weeks, while Zhang Liqun and Li Jing were sent directly to the Baiquan Prison Detention Center. These two practitioners staunchly refused to cooperate with the evil authorities. After being tortured and going on an extended hunger strike, they had both become extremely weak. Li Jing, who had scabies all over her body from the unhealthy and inhospitable living conditions, could just barely walk, and had to support herself by carefully placing her hands on the wall. Zhang Liqun had to be carried out of her cell. Even under such dismal circumstances, the Baiquan County 610 Office still illegally sentenced them to three years of forced labor. [Note: The "610 Office" is an agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong, with absolute powers over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems.] On January 31, 2001, these two practitioners were sent to the Shuanghe Forced Labor Camp in Qiqihar City. This three-year sentence was the second illegal imprisonment for each of them. Earlier, these two practitioners had been detained past their terms. Without giving any "statement" [renouncing Falun Gong], however, they had nobly walked out of the forced labor camp that time. The whereabouts of these two practitioners are currently unknown.
[Shuangcheng City, Heilongjiang Province] Police Illegally Arrest Wang Shixue; His Relatives Do Not Cooperate and Are Also Punished
One day in early February, Wang Shixue, a Falun Dafa practitioner in Guoxing Village, Gongzheng Township, Shuangcheng City was at home asleep. According to eyewitnesses, five or six policemen entered his home and immediately began confiscating the portrait of Teacher and Dafa books. Wang Shixue stopped them from taking anything. Wang Shixue's family members also intervened and wouldn't allow the police to take Wang Shixue away. The vicious police asked two more police to come in order to assist them with the arrest. Seven or eight people forcibly threw Wang Shixue, who was undressed, into a van, slammed the door on his foot and drove away.
The following day, the police returned to arrest Wang Shixue's family members on a charge of impeding the function of official duty. His family members immediately left their home to avoid illegal arrest and persecution. People discussed the event and concluded that, "The police charged Wang Shixue's family members of impeding the function of official duty in order to "justify" a "fine" of at least 5,000 Yuan [The average monthly salary of an urban worker is about 500 Yuan]. This society is really hopeless!"
[Heilongjiang Province] Practitioners in Fuyu Forced Labor Camp Hunger Strike to Protest the Long-Term Persecution
Fuyu Forced Labor Camp in Heilongjiang Province persecutes Dafa practitioners. Practitioners aren't given enough food to eat for long periods of time and are forced to accept brainwashing. Steadfast practitioners are not allowed to meet with their visiting family members. In order to survive, they had no choice but to go on a hunger strike to protest. These practitioners' lives are in great danger.
We urgently appeal to all governments, all the world's kind-hearted people and Dafa practitioners to offer your support to Falun Gong and stop the murder of Falun Gong practitioners.
[China] Falun Dafa Practitioner Xiaowu Is Arrested Before the Spring Festival; Police Loot His Home
On February 9, the local police illegally ransacked Dafa practitioner Xiaowu's (an assumed name) home, and then took him away. Xiaowu, a-33-year-old single man, lived with his retired father. They depended on each other for most things. Their lifestyle was very simple and their monthly income was less than 300 Yuan. The police illegally confiscated a personal computer and a printer, the only valuable property in the home. They also confiscated 5,000 Yuan in cash and bank deposit books with a recorded total of 70,000 Yuan, which was to be used toward his marriage and supporting his aged father. It was all the money and property that Xiaowu had. Currently, his father cannot even support his most basic needs. After hearing about his situation, fellow practitioners collected 500 Yuan and gave it to Xiaowu's father. They hoped that he would enjoy the New Year. However, this unyielding father shook his head and didn't accept the money.
Currently, Xiaowu and several other Dafa practitioners are all being detained at an unconfirmed location. Their family members are not allowed to visit them. In addition, Xiaowu's father was forced to pay 100 Yuan a day for so-called "meal expenses!"
[Linqu County, Shandong Province] "610 Office" in Weifang City Loots Money and Property; Practitioner Breaks Out of Tight Encirclement With Righteous Thoughts
Linqu County's "610 Office, headed by Liu Jianguo, Ma and Li Xingwu set up a team especially for arresting, watching and detaining Falun Gong practitioners. From December 2001 through January 2002, the team has illegally abducted and arrested about 20 Dafa practitioners. They have illegally ransacked the practitioners' homes, looted their money and property and illegally extorted cash from the family members of Dafa practitioners.
In June 2001, Liu, Ma , Yin (Head of the County's Police Department) and officials from the County Government Police Station illegally broke into and ransacked the home of a Dafa practitioner. They confiscated a motorcycle worth 5,000 Yuan, a color television, a VCD player, an electric fan and four small cassette players, among other things. The greedy police even took an old umbrella, which had been used for several years, and a notebook which cost only 1 Yuan. To get inside the room, they pried open the door and smashed open the window. Upon entering, they rummaged through everything inside and looted all the Dafa practitioner's money and property.
During this time, another Dafa practitioner, who had just escaped from the "610 Office", came to visit the home of this practitioner. As a result, the vicious police tried to illegally abduct him again and also ransacked his home. While the police were turning his place inside out, they had parked three police vehicles outside and left over 10 more people to encircle the building. With Teacher's protection, the practitioner silently recited the Fa-rectification verse with righteous thoughts and successfully walked out of his home without being taken away by the police. He headed south while the vicious people ran north to catch him. Currently, this Dafa practitioner's entire family, including a pregnant woman close to giving birth, have all been forced to become homeless in order to avoid illegal arrest and persecution.
[Nanhu, Anhui Province] Teams 5 and 6 in Nanhu, Anhui Province Force Falun Dafa Practitioners into Heavy Labor
Teams 5 and 6 in Nanhu, Anhui Province are so extremely vicious that they wanted to hold a brainwashing class for the family members of practitioners. More than 100 practitioners are being detained in this class where they are forced to accept brainwashing and "expose and criticize" Falun Dafa. If they do not comply, they are sent to do heavy labor. Some practitioners' state of cultivation is not good because they have not been able to study the Fa for a long period of time. Some of the steadfast Dafa practitioners are punished by being forced to do heavy labor. We hope Anhui fellow practitioners will send forth righteous thoughts at set times to eliminate the remaining evil.
[Beijing] Police Brutally Beat Dafa Practitioners in Tiananmen Square
Several of us went to Beijing to appeal, safeguard and rectify the Fa. On January 1, 2001, there were several dozen police vehicles, several hundred uniformed police and several hundred plainclothes secret agents stationed in front of Tiananmen. We witnessed how they arrested and beat Dafa practitioners. Among us, the oldest practitioner was over 80 years old, and the youngest was only 7 or 8 years old. Those of us who went were scientists, professors, Party members, government officials, teachers and soldiers. One practitioner unfurled a banner that read "Falun Dafa is good" and was beaten by the swarming police. The police stepped on the practitioner, holding him down with his heavy boots, but the practitioner never cried out. A scholarly female practitioner shouted, "Falun Dafa is Good" and was then beaten by a group of police until she fell to the ground. A male practitioner held a banner with the words "Falun Dafa is a righteous Fa" written on it, and a policeman ran to beat him on the head with a baton. I took a young practitioner and escorted him out of the square to return home. I was later arrested by local police. After being detained for two months, I was sentenced to 1 year of forced labor.
[China] The Status of Human Rights in China Today: Unwarranted and Illegal House Arrest
Before I practiced Falun Dafa, I was plagued with a variety of diseases that made me feel death might be better than life. I was also a man who always won and never suffered losses (if someone hit me once, I would hit him twice.) It was Falun Dafa that changed my character. It transformed me into a person who has consideration for others and it also returned my health, making me a vibrant man again.
However, this noble practice is cruelly persecuted by Jiang. I am strictly monitored by my work unit merely because I practice Falun Gong. Whenever I go outdoors, someone follows me. During the winter holiday, my nephew came to my home to visit. One day he went to a classmate's home to celebrate his birthday, but never returned. It had been more than ten days and I still had not received any news about him. I was very worried and reported the situation to my workplace, but they not only forbade me to look for him, they increased the persecution against me. I was even forbidden from stepping out of my own house, even though I am a citizen and should have my personal freedom. Why doesn't anybody question such unlawful violations which severely infringe on human rights?
[Sichuan Province] The Suffering of Two Sisters In Deyang Detention Center
Wan Gurong and Wan Gufen, two sisters and Falun Dafa practitioners, went to Beijing to appeal on behalf of Falun Dafa, but they were escorted back and illegally detained in the local detention center. One month later, they were transferred to another detention center at the Lianglukou Police Station, where false evidence against them was fabricated so that the persecution against them could be escalated.
Shifang Detention Center deceived Wan Gurong's husband by telling him that he needed to pay 300 Yuan in order to visit his wife. In the detention center, Wan Gufen was also subjected to extortion of 100 Yuan. After three days, the two sisters were sent to a forced labor camp. Wan Gurong's husband was once again deceived and threatened by police who told him, "In addition to the fifteen day detention, we will send her to the labor camp in the mountains. Even if she dies, we will still require you to pay additional money." Both sisters have been sentenced to labor camp: Wan Gurong is sentenced to one and a half years, and Wan Gufen was sentenced to one year.
[China] Even Threat of Bloodshed and Decapitation Cannot Force Falun Dafa Practitioners to Give Up Their Belief!
Our town lies in a remote mountain area. After Falun Dafa spread to our town, more than thirty people came to learn. In December 2000, several fellow practitioners and I went to Beijing to safeguard Falun Dafa, but we were arrested. The police interrogated and beat us. They used many different methods of torture in an attempt to make us give up or abuse Falun Dafa and Teacher. They said they would release us instantly if we agreed to do things that defamed Falun Dafa. We all said, "Even if you shoot us to death we will remain firm in our belief of Falun Dafa and continue to cultivate."
One policeman said, "You are really mistaken. We can chop off your head, you can bleed to death, but you maintain that you will not give up Falun Dafa?" The Police sent us to a detention center where we remained for several months. During this period, we were interrogated every day, but they still did not get us to waver from our firm resolve. Finally, the police sent me to a forced labor camp and sentenced me to over one year. The other practitioners who were not sent to labor camps were sent to "brainwashing classes." There were all kinds of punishments there: "tiger bench", "duck floating", "short stick beating", hanging up and beating, burning with dog-end [these are types of severe and brutal torture which detainees are frequently forced to endure. For additional information and descriptions of various types of tortures see http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2001/11/24/16156.html]
Although the authorities were extremely fierce and tortured the practitioners, they never complained of the suffering they were forced to endure and they never gave up their belief and commitment to Falun Dafa. Now that we have regained our freedom, we will do the best we can.
[Liaoning Province] Police Station Telephone Numbers
Deputy Director General Zhou, Gao and Liu Jun (Dongling District Police Station): 86-24-24822285
Li Xingdong, a policeman from Dongling District Nanta Police Station, who is in charge of persecuting Falun Gong: 86-24-23892737, 86-24-23898006, 86-24-23908546, 86-24-24824232, 86-24-24822505, Cell phoneüF86-13644074619
[Shandong Province] The List of Persecutors
Wang Qingming lived in Guanmaochang Village, Xinxing Town, Weifang Zhucheng City, Shandong Province. This person prevented Falun Dafa practitioners from making an appeal and clarifying the truth. He abused practitioners, extorted 5000 Yuan from the family of a practitioner and did many other bad things, all persecuting Falun Dafa. His home phone number is 86-536-6521275
Gao Shuzhen is the Director of Weifang Qingzhou City "610 Office." Gao's home phone number is 86-536-3236068