Latest News from China - 03/30/2002
- [Siping City, Jilin Province] The Yitong County Public Security Bureau Escalates the Persecution and asks everybody to "Pass a Test"
- [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Li Zongmin's Life is In Danger after Nearly One Hundred Days on a Hunger Strike
- [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Banners Carry Message of Falun Dafa Everywhere - "Falun Dafa is Good" "Welcome the TV Station to Broadcast the Truth of Falun Gong"
- [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Chaoyanggou Forced Labor Camp Plans to Increase the Persecution of Falun Dafa Practitioners
- [Hebei Province] Fifty-One Falun Gong Practitioners Miraculously Escape from a Forced Labor Camp During the Spring Festival
- [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Interrogations and Examinations in Rental Housing; Police Monitor Cell Phones Willfully
- [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] The Public Security Bureau of Dalian City Strictly Monitors Communication Devices
- [Beijing] Falun Dafa Banners Suddenly Appear on Beijing Nansanhuan
- [Beijing] Authorities Planned Illegal Trial of Practitioners
- [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Authorities Coerce University Staff to Suppress Practitioners
- [Yitong County, Jilin Province] Police Coerce Practitioner, Claiming "Not giving up Practicing is Anti-Communist Party"
- [Mishan, Helongjiang Province] Local Police Detained Practitioner Just Released From Labor Camp
- [Beijing] Beijing Aeronautics and Astronautics Materials Institute Set up Many Brainwashing Classes to Persecute Practitioners
- [Beijing] Officials of China Traditional Medicine Research Institute Xiyuan Hospital Suppress Falun Dafa Practitioners
- [Liaoyang City, Liaoning Province] Names Of Those "Enlightened Along an Evil Path"
1. [Siping City, Jilin Province] The Yitong County Public Security Bureau Escalates the Persecution and asks everybody to "Pass a Test"
Evil runs rampant in Siping City, Jilin Province. Just before the "Two Conferences" [People's Congress and The Political Consultation Conference held in March 2002,] about five hundred Falun Dafa practitioners were arrested. Because the cable TV network in Changchun City broadcasted the truth, the Siping City Police are afraid. About one week ago, they asked everybody one to "pass a test," even the everyday people. The heads of the work units talked with the people who do not practice Falun Gong, and asking them to write letters guaranteeing that they would never take up the practice of Falun Gong. One person who was a non-practitioner, but who had read and kept the Falun Dafa material, was reported to the police and subsequently arrested.
Mayor Li Zhenguo and the Secretary of the City Party Committee, Ma Zhenqing, are chiefly responsible for the oppressive climate in Siping City.
The evil authorities in Jilin Province have changed their tack. They discovered some of the peoples' fear, and are utilizing new methods of slandering Falun Dafa practitioners, in order to arouse people's fear and hatred of Falun Dafa practitioners. They also offered a huge reward to make the people who are enticed by mercenary views to report the Falun Dafa practitioners. For example, the Shuangyang District of Changchun City spread rumors that the practitioners will ignite themselves with natural gas. Fusong County of Jilin Province slandered Falun Dafa by saying that practitioners would kill the children, spread poison, commit arson, etc.
Some villages and towns in Yitong County, of Jilin Province, held meetings in which they publicly offered a reward of 10,000 yuan RMB [500 yuan is the average monthly salary of an urban worker] for information leading to the arrest of Falun Dafa practitioners who post truth-clarifying materials.
Yitong County Public Security Bureau recently worked out the so-called "Severe Strike for 100 Days [a 100-day campaign in which police suppress Falun Gong with all the means they can come up with]," according to Luo Gan's [the second high-rank official in Chinese government next to President Jiang who persecutes Falun Gong] directive, mainly targeting Falun Dafa practitioners. Now, the Yitong Detention Center is illegally detaining several dozen Falun Dafa practitioners. They are so afraid of even one practitioner clarifying the truth, that they will fabricate evidence and bring false charges, in order to send all suspected practitioners to forced labor camps.2. [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Li Zongmin's Life is In Danger after Nearly One Hundred Days on a Hunger Strike
The Zhongshan District Public Security Bureau arrested Falun Dafa practitioner Li Zongmin in Dalian City around January 10, 2002. He was locked in the basement for six days, hung up by handcuffs and beaten, suffering all kinds of torture, and then he was sent to the Dalian City Detention Center. Li Zongmin firmly refused to cooperate. By this time, he had already been on a hunger strike for nearly one hundred days and was brutally force-fed. His life is in danger.
3. [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Banners Carry Message of Falun Dafa Everywhere
"Falun Dafa is Good" "Welcome the TV Station to Broadcast the Truth of
Recently, an overseas Chinese practitioner called a friend who works in the Police Department in Changchun City. The public security personnel said that recently, there are many posters everywhere in Changchun City, which say: "Falun Dafa is good!" "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance," "Welcome the TV Station to Broadcast the Truth of Falun Gong," etc. They hired many unemployed people to stand every fifteen to thirty feet to guard the streets twenty-four hours a day. But, this superb collection of beautiful posters still appears everywhere. There are simply too many posters to be taken down.
According to a high level official in Mainland China, now many people in China (except a few people who suppress Falun Gong willfully); from all walks of life, local people to military personnel, ordinary people to high level officials; all secretly hope Falun Gong will gain a victory soon.
4. [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Chaoyanggou Forced Labor Camp Plans to Increase the Persecution of Falun Dafa Practitioners
Chaoyanggou Forced Labor Camp in Changchun City announced that beginning on April 10, 2002, and for the next three months, Chaoyanggou Forced Labor Camp will escalate the persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners in the forced labor camp. The purpose for this escalation of the persecution is to "cooperate" with the "serious strike" outside the camp to try and force Falun Gong practitioners to give up cultivation.5. [Hebei Province] Fifty-One Falun Gong Practitioners Miraculously Escape from a Forced Labor Camp During the Spring Festival
According to the news from Hebei Province, many Falun Gong practitioners were arrested in one city, and because the current forced labor camps could not detain so many people, they built a temporary detention center. During the Spring Festival (around January 15), when the policemen went to work, they found that there was no one in three prison cells, and that fifty-one Falun Gong practitioners had escaped. Unfortunately, six of these practitioners were arrested once again.
At the present time, the Jiang and Luo's regime has established an arrest quota of Falun Gong practitioners and informed all of the policemen in China. Every policeman must arrest fifteen Falun Gong practitioners in order to meet the required numbers. The police hired many unemployed people to assist with the arrests of Falun Gong practitioners, paying them 500 yuan RMB [500 yuan is equal to the average monthly salary of an urban worker,] for every Falun Gong practitioner arrested.6. [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Interrogations and Examinations in Rental Housing; Police Monitor Cell Phones Willfully
Currently, the Police Department of Shenyang City is conducting sudden interrogations and examinations in rental housing, mainly targeting Falun Dafa practitioners who are then forced to become homeless to avoid further persecution. Some Falun Dafa practitioners have already been arrested due to this type of persecution.
The police have also urgently deployed the businesses and enterprises to step up the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. They have asked the work units to be responsible for their employees and the residential committees to be responsible for their residents. It appears that the Tiexi District is the main focus at the present time.
The people in the Police Department disclosed that all the cell phones in Shenyang City are an "open window," which means the police can monitor the conversation of any cell phone at any time without applying for permission.7. [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] The Public Security Bureau of Dalian City Strictly Monitors Communication Devices
Recently, the Public Security Bureau of Dalian City has been strictly monitoring communication equipment, primarily targeting cell phones and pagers. If they find any "suspicious" phone calls, they will monitor everything and place the individual under surveillance. Some practitioners have already been followed and arrested due to illegally monitored communications.8. [Beijing] Falun Dafa Banners Suddenly Appear on Beijing Nansanhuan
On March 29, 2002, at approximately 2:00 p.m., I was waiting for the bus right in front of the Tongrentang Pharmaceutical Company in Beijing, Nansanhuan. Suddenly, I saw a large yellow banner with red characters dropping down perpendicularly along the side of a tall building on the opposite side of the street. It was about thirty feet long and it said, "Falun Dafa is vastly spreading, and offering salvation to all the sentient beings." The nearby pedestrians and the people on the platform bridges all saw it. I stayed there for about thirty minutes and when I left, the banner was still hanging.
9. [Beijing] Authorities Planned Illegal Trial of Practitioners
Beijing City No.2 Mid Level People's Court will try nine steadfast practitioners over the course of two days. One of the practitioners, Zhou Genzheng from Xinjiang, has already received an internal sentence of 10 years imprisonment.
10. [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Authorities Coerce University Staff to Suppress Practitioners
Since Chinese New Year, one can see many security guards at a major university of Changchun city, patrolling the campus with police batons. Police vehicles also slowly patrol the campus, and many plainclothes policemen have recently been seen at the university.
Before the Chinese New Year, the security department of the university set up a brainwashing class for all guards of residential buildings and office buildings. In the class, they are brainwashed by the evil propaganda against Falun Gong. The authorities coerced them to be accomplices in the persecution. A building guard has arrested one practitioner.
Now the university is under the "red-terror", and many students are very disappointed with the authorities.
11. [Yitong County, Jilin Province] Police Coerce Practitioner, Claiming "Not giving up Practicing is Anti-Communist Party"
Falun Dafa practitioner Liu Xuemin was reported by some people who are against Falun Gong to the authority in mid March for her actions making truth-clarifying materials. She was therefore detained in the Yitong County Detention Center. Over there the police tried everything to pressure her to give up her practice. But Liu Xuemin is steadfast and refused to cooperate with them.
Seeing that Liu wouldn't cooperate, the corrupt police tried another approach, "If you don't give up practicing Falun Gong, you must admit you are anti-communist party, anti-society and anti-people." Liu Xuemin responded, "I am cultivating Truthfulness Compassion Forbearance. How can I be anti-party, anti-society and anti-people?" The police tortured her. They striped off her coat and poured cold water on her. Then they turned on the electric fans to blow cold air on her and tied her to the "Tiger Bench".
Facing such brutal tortures, Liu Xuemin went on hunger strike to protest the illegal persecution. Her whereabouts is presently unknown.
12. [Mishan, Helongjiang Province] Local Police Detained Practitioner Just Released From Labor Camp
Li Yongsheng is a Falun Dafa practitioner from Mishan City. A man of few words, Li was detained in March 2001 to forced labor camp. For practicing Falun Gong, he was charged with "disturbing society". The police station of Hongxing County used the same excuse to detain his mother in December at Mishan No. 2 Detention Center, where she remains. A happy family was torn apart by the corrupt police. Li Yongsheng's wife alone had to care for their 8-year old child. After enduring many painful tortures in the labor camp, Li was finally released. But when he walked out of the gate of the labor camp, ready to go home, police from Hongxing County Police Station detained him in the detention center again, shattering his wife's hope of seeing the return of her husband.
The police from Donghai Police Station also detained Falun Dafa Practitioner Zhang Peizheng, of Donghai Coal Mine in Jidong County, at Jidong County No. 2 Detention Center directly after release from labor camp.
Responsible for these acts:
Director of Hongxing County Police Station Han Li, phone (86) (467) 235-4156
Vice Director Xue and policemen Li Zhimin
Hongxing County Police Station: (86) (467) 235-4196
13. [Beijing] Beijing Aeronautics and Astronautics Materials Institute Set up Many Brainwashing Classes to Persecute Practitioners
In 2001, the leaders of Beijing Aeronautics and Astronautics Materials Institute set up several brainwashing classes aimed at persecuting Falun Dafa practitioners. As a result, some practitioners were brainwashed, some were driven from their homes and others were forced to quit their jobs. Some of those driven from their homes wrote letters to colleagues and family members, clarifying the truth. These letters were all withheld by the Institute's leaders. They have a list of core practitioners, and plan to hold another brainwashing class a bit later.
14. [Beijing] Officials of China Traditional Medicine Research Institute Xiyuan Hospital Suppress Falun Dafa Practitioners
The officials of China's Traditional Medicine Research Institute at Xiyuan Hospital closely followed Jiang Zemin in his persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners. They forced the practitioners at the hospital to attend brainwashing classes, forcing some to give up their belief. They are trying everything to find the one practitioner who was not sent to the brainwashing class. This practitioner left home over a year ago to avoid persecution, and has been illegally dismissed by the work unit.
15. [Liaoyang City, Liaoning Province] Names Of Those "Enlightened Along an Evil Path"
Han Guilan, employed by Liaoyang Chemical Factory, "enlightened" along an evil path. She supports the evil forces in persecuting Falun Dafa practitioners, going all over to spread her corrupt ideas.
Zhang Huili, of Tieling City, also "enlightened" along an evil path. Not heeding the kind advise from other practitioners, she returned from Masanjia Forced Labor Camp to actively support the evil forces in persecution of Falun Dafa.