Latest News from China - 04/09/2002
[Henan Province] Henan Armed Police Stage a Charade for an Inspection by International Human Rights Organization
According to inside sources, an international human rights organization made an investigation of Falun Gong practitioners detained at Henan Armed Police Branch 15 on April 3 and 4. More than ten days before the investigation, the police guards in the detention center had already prepared a "script" and had given it to those to be interviewed -- all of whom were people who had already renounced Falun Gong or who were wavering in their practice of Falun Gong. They were asked to answer questions according to the "script" during the interview, and they were told that if they failed to answer correctly, they would be "put to death" after the interview. It is not hard to imagine the results of the investigation.
[Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Authorities in the Xinhua Area Illegally Coerce Falun Gong Practitioners to Sign a "Statement" to Break with Falun Gong
A few days ago, authorities in the Xinhua Area of Shijiazhuang City coerced Falun Gong practitioners into signing a ready-made "statement" with the help of the neighborhood committee. The "statement" is very informal, without the names of any work units on the header or footer and without any official seal. Such criminal behavior severely violates Falun Gong practitioners' fundamental rights of freedom of belief.
Telephone number of the Party Secretary's office of Xinhua Area, Shijiazhuang City: 86-311-7055220.
Telephone number of the Letters and Calls Office: 86-311-7053013.
[Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Brainwashing Center Defiles Falun Dafa Through the Mouths of the So-called "Transformed;" "Focus Talk" of CCTV Makes a New False Charge
The "Focus Talk" program of CCTV broadcast the "experience" of Wang Bo (former student of the Central Music Institute, brainwashed last March) and his family. Brainwashed former practitioners are being used to defile Dafa and to poison people's minds. According to reliable inside sources, "Focus Talk" had interviewed and filmed Wang Guilan (former associate professor of Hebei Medical University; she was so brainwashed that for a while she would kneel down in front of whoever she met). She was interviewed for five days in the provincial capital's brainwashing center. Wang Guilan said that after she was released, she would brainwash Dafa disciples and send all those who refused to be transformed to the brainwashing center. This collaborator's performance may be broadcast soon and will be followed by even bigger false charges against Falun Gong.
Telephone number of the brainwashing center in the capital of Hebei Province: 86-311-7792624 Ext. 8012, or 86-311-7792624 Ext. 8013.
[Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] The Policy of Indefinite Brainwashing is Very Unpopular; The So-Called "Make a Clean Break" Policy is Shameless and Ridiculous
Today, several people from the Yuhua Office in Shijiazhuang City went to Falun Gong practitioners' homes and informed their family members that whoever hadn't given up cultivation practice of Falun Gong had to write a statement of regret, a statement of guarantee, a statement of determination and a statement of denouncement. Otherwise, they would be arrested and sent to the brainwashing class the next day at their own expense. They would be brainwashed indefinitely until they gave up their belief. These people also said that this policy was from the higher authorities, and they could do nothing about it but to obey even though they were reluctant to do so. They suggested the practitioners move their registered permanent residence to other areas to avoid harassment.
The brainwashing class currently held in Shijiazhuang City is called the "Law Study Class". However the family members of the practitioners who go to visit are asked to loudly abuse Falun Gong and its Teacher; otherwise, they are not allowed to see the practitioners who are being forcibly brainwashed. Their policy is termed "to make a clean break." It makes people feel that they are in the same awful period as the "Cultural Revolution."
A Dafa disciple who was released from the detention center with a verdict of "not guilty" was directly sent to the brainwashing class. When this person's family members inquired on the phone about why he/she was not allowed to go back home since they had been set free with a verdict of "not guilty", they were told that he/she was sent to the brainwashing class just because he/she was set free with a verdict of "not guilty."
[Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Police Break In and Abduct Dafa Disciple Hou Chunli
On February 9, 2002, police from the Jinzhou Area broke into a room through the windows and captured Dafa disciple Hou Chunli. For two months now, she has been illegally detained at the Sanli Detention Center. During this time, Hou Chunli has been on a hunger strike to protest the illegal detention.
Telephone number of the Sanli Detention Center: 86-411-7803360 or 86-411-7802497
Personnel: Liu Hong, a police guard.
[Guanghan City, Sichuan Province] Several Dafa Material-Producing Sites Have Already Been Destroyed; We Urge Fellow Practitioners to Exert Caution
Inside sources have disclosed that Vice Premier Li Lanqing is personally stationed in Guanghan City and has mobilized 3,000 policemen to track down and conduct large-scale arrests of Falun Dafa practitioners. Checkpoints have appeared on the major streets in Guanghan City to inspect vehicles and pedestrians. In Guanghan City, some Dafa material-producing sites have already been destroyed.
In the company housing of several work units in Chengdu City (such as 106 Work Unit), wireless remote control monitors have been spotted on the rooftops. It is said that they are part of a uniform action by the State Security. Some practitioners have determined that the devices have been installed for monitoring the sites where copy machines are located.
[Lanzhou City, Gansu Province] Two Falun Dafa Practitioners Arrested Recently
On March 18, a Falun Dafa practitioner in Qilihe District, Lanzhou City was arrested by a plainclothes policeman while distributing Falun Dafa truth-clarifying materials on a bus. He was brought to the police station, and now this practitioner is illegally detained and his whereabouts are unknown. On March 29, the evil policemen from Dunhuang Street Police Station abducted Falun Dafa practitioner Zhu Guilan (female) from her home in Lanzhou City and sent her to the brainwashing class of the criminal Hualinshan "610" Office (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).
[Henan Province] Shibalihe Female Forced Labor Camp Cruelly Tortures Falun Dafa Practitioner Cui Qiuju
Cui Qiuju (female), is 36 years old, from Wen County. She was illegally detained in the Shibalihe Female Forced Labor Camp. After she went on a hunger strike to protest the persecution, she was often beaten up by the criminals to the point where she spit blood. Later, the prison was afraid of taking responsibility if she were to die and therefore sent her back to Wen County in early December. Three months later, after she recovered, they arrested her again. Cui Qiuju went on a hunger strike, and on the third day she was brought to the office building of the forced labor camp, where she was tortured. They used the "Tying the Ropes" technique to cruelly torture her [The police tie up the practitioner with a thin rope, circle the rope around her neck, and tie her hands behind her back. Then the police would use all the force they could muster to tighten the rope. The rope becomes tighter and tighter around the body of the practitioner, and makes it more and more difficult for her to breathe. The pain is so intense that the practitioner sometimes loses control of her bladder. There are instances when the rope was tightened enough to break a practitioner's arm]. Cui Qiuju was also tortured with electric shocks and rubber batons. She had purple bruises all over her body and she could not move her arms as a result of the torture she received. She was not allowed to sleep for 3-4 days. She is presently locked up in a dormitory and is not allowed to get in touch with any people outside.
[Henan Province] The Henan Female Forced Labor Camp Cruelly Tortures Falun Dafa Practitioners by "Tying the Ropes"
In mid-January 2002, under the order of the director of the Henan Female Forced Labor Camp, the evil policemen tortured all the determined Falun Dafa practitioners by "Tying the Ropes". They stripped off the practitioners' jackets and sweaters. Ding Xiangying was tortured for four days and nights. Xu Bishan and Ding Xiangqin were tortured such that they fainted many times and their bodies were covered all over with cuts and bruises from the tying of the ropes. The Falun Gong practitioners who were tortured could not raise their arms even after several weeks and they could not hold anything with their hands. What's even more vicious was that the practitioners who had been tortured were forced to do military training and labor.
[Anshan City, Liaoning Province] My Experience of Forced Brainwashing and Illegal Detention by Anshan City House of Correction
I am a Falun Dafa practitioner in Anshan City. At 8:30 a.m. on May 4, 2001, policemen from the Tangjiafang County Public Security Bureau in Qianshan District, Anshan City came to my home. They used the excuse of "a government official wants to talk to you" to trick me to come out of my house, and sent me by force to the brainwashing class held by the Anshan City House of Correction. Fellow practitioners were brought in one after another -- all having been deceived in order to get them there. Then a policewoman by the last name of Liu asked the collaborators [former Falun Gong practitioners who have gone astray due to brainwashing and torture] to forcibly impose their evil enlightenment on us. This went on until the afternoon. Then policeman Zhang Zhenyang threatened, "If you continue to practice Falun Gong, we will send you to the compound of the house of correction for forced labor, and if you still practice after that, we will send you to Masanjia Forced labor Camp. Yesterday, Zhang was sent to Masanjia Forced Labor Camp; tomorrow, we will send two more." He also talked about how painful and cruel Masanjia Forced Labor Camp is in order to threaten Falun Dafa practitioners.
On the fifth day, someone wrote the "reform statement" to renounce Falun Dafa and was released. Others, who did not comply with the evil, including me, were brought to the compound of the house of correction. Because I did not study the Fa well and had many attachments, the evil took advantage of me. That night I wrote the statement to renounce Falun Dafa and did what a Falun Dafa practitioner should never do. I continued to be illegally detained for 16 days. I saw that those people who gave up practicing Falun Dafa could move about freely, but the determined Falun Dafa practitioners did not have any freedom; they were watched by the criminals when eating, talking and going to the restroom. Some fellow practitioners went on a hunger strike to protest the illegal detention; the authorities then let the criminals force feed these practitioners and beat them up.