Latest News from China - 04/16/2002
- [South China] Beijing Notifies Local Police System to "Educate" Released Practitioners for Three Years
- [Changchun City, Jilin Province] University "610 Offices" Force People to Complete Investigation Forms
- [Jidong County, Heilongjiang Province] Cruel Policeman at Yong'an Town Police Station Beats up a 76-year-old Woman
- [Masanjia, Liaoning Province] Evidence of Evil Persecution in Masanjia Forced Labor Camp
- [Masanjia, Liaoning Province] Labor Camp Hires "Betrayers" to Brainwash Practitioners
- [Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province] Thugs Abduct Practitioners in Middle of the Night
- [Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province] No. 2 Detention Center Binds Practitioners on Tiger Bench for Four Days
- [Beijing] The Industry Committee of the State Sends Five Steadfast Practitioners to a Brainwashing Class
- [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Police Arrest Several Practitioners
- [Huanggang, Hubei Province] Practitioner Ouyang Ming Is Arrested Again After Being Released Less Than Two Months Ago
- [Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] A Practitioner Is Detained
- [Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province] Police Arrest Falun Gong Practitioners and Brainwash Them
- [Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] The Vicious Crimes of Policeman Wang Jianjun
[South China] Beijing Notifies Local Police System to "Educate" Released Practitioners for Three Years
According to a reliable source, the police system of south China has received notification from Beijing that they must continue monitoring and "educating" the Falun Gong practitioners released from labor camps or prisons for three years.
[Changchun City, Jilin Province] University "610 Offices" Force People to Complete Investigation Forms
Following a practice begun at Jilin University, the illegal "610 Offices" in Changchun area universities and colleges have begun to require all known practitioners to complete question forms designed by the Jilin Provincial "610 Office." The form is titled, "Falun Gong Core Member Investigation Form." The evil forces are preparing for a new round of persecution. Differing from previous forms and surveys, this time the form requires family members to provide comments and sign their names. The form also requires comments and signatures from work units, school leaders and the local police station. This new practice has resulted in strong opposition from the practitioners' family members. Most have refused to sign. Many local police stations also refuse to sign the form.
[Jidong County, Heilongjiang Province] Cruel Policeman at Yong'an Town Police Station Beats up a 76-year-old Woman
A 76-year-old practitioner from Yong'an Town, Jidong County, Heilongjiang Province, was once distributing truth-clarifying materials in the street. A cruel local policeman, Fan Zhanwen, saw her, took her firmly in hand and managed to take her to the station. The supervisor, Liu Yanjun, beat up the old woman (who is about his grandmother's age). In the end, the greedy police extorted 300 Yuan [average monthly salary for an urban worker is 500 Yuan] from her and then released her.
Recently, police from Yong'an Town Police Station frequently have illegally ransacked practitioners' houses and tapped their phones.
[Masanjia, Liaoning Province] Evidence of Evil Persecution in Masanjia Forced Labor Camp
In the Women's Second Institute of Masanjia Forced Labor Camp, vicious guards have used all sorts of coercion and deceptions. Here are some that I witnessed:
Cheating: The police used betrayers [so-called "reformed practitioners"] to deceive the practitioners. They used the Party credos of "Politics, Superstition and Law" as their tools to criticize and persuade practitioners to give up their cultivation.
Long-Time-Sitting: from 5:30AM to 9:00PM, except for half an hour's rest at noon, and time for eating and using toilet, the practitioners were forced to sit still on small stools for nearly 15 hours a day, forbidden to move.
Handcuff-punishment: The practitioners don't cooperate with the evil forces and refuse to accept the arrangements of the evil old forces, so the police viciously punish them. A practitioner who refuses to wear the numbered prison suit or requests to do exercises will be handcuffed. One practitioner who refused to put on the numbered prisoner suit was handcuffed for 5 days and nights. If practitioners recite the Fa, they will be locked into small cells, or handcuffed.
Cold-water-bath: In Masanjia Forced Labor Camp, most of times, the practitioners are only allowed to take cold-water baths. During the depths of winter, some practitioners are forced to bathe in cold water, getting so cold that their whole bodies tremble violently. In such evil places, no special consideration is given to women on their periods.
Force-feed: The police guards force-feed the practitioners that went on hunger strikes to protest their illegal detention and torture with a thick paste made of cornmeal. The police charge 20 Yuan for each force-feeding.
Practitioner Qi Zhenrong was detained in the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp because she kept practicing Dafa. She was tortured severely and she became very weak. She went on hunger strike for 87 days to protest the illegal persecution. The labor camp was afraid that she would die in the camp so they let her out. She went home and after one month, she went to Beijing to appeal. The police arrested her again and detained her in Masanjia. Now she has been on hunger strike for over 30 days. A cruel policeman named Cui force-feeds her every few days. Qi Zhenrong is very weak after the tortures.
Practitioner Zhang Chunmei was detained in the labor camp because of her appeals to the government. Since she requested to do the exercises, she was sent to the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp in September 2001. Since then, during the 6 months of time, she was handcuffed 24 hours a day except for eating, washing and using the toilet. She was handcuffed for over 180 days. The persecutions that the practitioners endured are very shocking.
[Masanjia, Liaoning Province] Labor Camp Hires "Betrayers" to Brainwash Practitioners
Masanjia Forced Labor Camp has hired betrayer Zhao Yonghua (from Shenyang) as formal police staff with monthly salary. Zhao is responsible for brainwashing practitioners. It also hired Yuan Shuzhen (from Fushun) as Police Support Staff (not formal policeman) with monthly money benefits. It also has some temporary hired betrayers to work for the labor camp. These betrayers became the hired thugs of Director Su Jing of Women's Second Institute.
Other labor camps also hired betrayers to persecute practitioners.
[Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province] Thugs Abduct Practitioners in Middle of the Night
On April 9th, some plainclothes police thugs hid in street corners and near buildings, waiting to arrest practitioners in the middle of the night in the Tanghezi area of Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province. Practitioner Liu Fengmei was arrested in the night. The thugs used a large bag to wrap her head, like kidnappers. Liu shouted, "Falun Dafa is good" from inside the bag. Two other practitioners were also arrested at the same time. Now the vicious thugs are arresting people everywhere. Many practitioners were driven out of home to avoid persecution.
In Jinzhou City Tiebei Area, four practitioners were arrested while distributing truth-clarifying flyers and posting truth-clarifying materials. The police from Kangning Police Station arrested them and sent them to the detention center.
Phone of the Kangning Police Station: (86) (416) 286-0516
[Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province] No. 2 Detention Center Binds Practitioners on Tiger Bench for Four Days
Practitioner Cui Yaning was detained in the Jinzhou No 2 detention center. She explained to the police that she was innocent and refused to cooperate with the evil, therefore she was bound on a tiger bench for four days [tiger bench is a type of torture where a practitioner is forced to sit on a small iron bench that is approximately 20 cm tall. He/she has to sit straight up with thier eyes looking straight ahead. His/her hands are placed on the knees. He/she is not allowed to turn the head, close the eyes, talk to anyone, raise the hands or call out for the attention of the guards.]
Phone of the No 2 detention center: 86-416-4588652
[Beijing] The Industry Committee of the State Sends Five Steadfast Practitioners to a Brainwashing Class
The Industry Committee of the State started a new cycle of persecution of practitioners in its system. Five steadfast practitioners who had either never been transformed or had published "solemn declarations" on Minghui Net were sent to a brainwashing class where they would be persecuted.
[Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Police Arrest Several Practitioners
At least four practitioners including Jiang Xiufang (female) from Kangping County in Shenyang City, were arrested by police recently. Two other practitioners, Jing Tian and Jing Cai (sisters) from Shenyang City, were arrested not long ago.
[Huanggang, Hubei Province] Practitioner Ouyang Ming Is Arrested Again After Being Released Less Than Two Months Ago
Practitioner Ouyang Ming was released from the Shizishan Labor Camp less than two months ago, after his prison term was completed. However, on April 13 the police from Huangzhou District Police Station took him away from his home again. Further details are unknown.
Ouyang Ming was previously a teacher from the Huanggang Industry School and he also had a bachelor's degree. He was dismissed because he was steadfast in cultivation. He was forced to jump from a window during a 1999 brainwashing class where the evil tried to make him sit on Teacher's Fa picture. This resulted in serious damage to his legs. Later he was detained many times. At the beginning of 2001 he was sentenced to a year of labor camp for distributing truth-clarification materials. During that period he was firm in cultivation and never compromised. He was released about one month ago.
[Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] A Practitioner Is Detained
On April 2, 2002 at 10 a.m., a gang of police from Yunlong Town, Jianyang County, drove five or six vehicles to Renheyuan Wannian Farm in Chengdu City and rushed into practitioner Zhong's house, ransacking his house and arresting people. They caught Zhong and his sister, and detained them at the Yunlong detention center.
It was the farm's busy day and their family demanded that the police release Zhong. The police asked them to pay a fine of 5,000 Yuan (500 Yuan is the monthly salary of an average urban Chinese worker), but the family did not have that much money. Finally, they paid 1,000 Yuan. The police released Zhong's sister, but Zhong is still being held in the detention center.
The phone number of the Yunlong Police Station: 86-832-7761165
[Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province] Police Arrest Falun Gong Practitioners and Brainwash Them
Since March all of the practitioners who had ever been arrested for making and distributing truth-clarification materials in Hangzhou were forcibly brainwashed. In the past, a practitioner was detained for fifteen days for making such materials, but this time he has been detained for over a month. Police detained him in a hotel in order to brainwash him, even asking him to pay 100 Yuan every day for the cost of living in the hotel. Now the police in Hangzhou have become more shameful. Not only do they torture practitioners physically and mentally, but they also squeeze them economically.
[Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] The Crimes of Vicious Policeman Wang Jianjun
Wang Jianjun, a 30 year-old male, is the vice superintendent of Wujin police station in Chendu city, Xinjin county. He is very cruel to practitioners.
Since July 20, 1999 Wang Jianjun has been going to practitioners' homes to search for Dafa books. A practitioner went to Beijing to appeal and was brought back to the police station. A policeman forced him to wear only shorts in the winter and soaked him in a freezing tank of water three times every night. The practitioner was forbidden to change into dry shorts and could only keep wearing the wet shorts. Wang Jianjun stepped on practitioners' feet with his leather shoes on. He shouted, "You like to appeal, you like to run around, but I broke your feet!" He once burned a practitioner's hand using a lighter.
Not long ago, he was promoted to vice superintendent of the Wujin police station because of his "success" in persecuting Dafa practitioners. Since then he has become more active in persecuting practitioners. This February Wang illegally sent a practitioner to labor camp for distributing Dafa materials. However, the labor camp refused to accept her since her physical examination showed evidence of high blood pressure. A few days later, when she went shopping in a food market Wang Jianjun caught her and detained her in the police station. Five days later Wang sent her again to the Nanmusi Female Labor Camp.
Wang exclaimed, "It means nothing to kill you Falun Gong people!"
His police colleague said that Wang Jianjun had no virtue and no ability, and that he was promoted only because he had "success" in persecuting Falun Gong. Ordinary people said, "What has happened to this society? They are too cruel to Falun Gong. They arrest people when they like, and there is no law at all."
Wang Jianjun, office: 86-28-2522151; cell: 86-13980092470