Latest News from China - 05/04/2002
1. [Huainan City, Anhui Province] Police Frantically Arrest Practitioners
Recently, the police in the Tianjiaan area of Huainan City adopted an illegal action to hastily arrest Falun Dafa practitioners. Police resorted to the usual means of breaking the locks and the windows of practitioners' houses, at night, in order to arrest them. In just two days, April 23 and 24, dozens of practitioners were arrested. They were detained in two separate places, in the detention center and the police station. Besides the illegally detained practitioners, there are also many more who are forced to become homeless, wandering about to avoid capture, often leaving elderly parents and young children at home with no one to look after them.
2. [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Two Practitioners Are Arrested
Practitioner Xia Jun was arrested on the afternoon of April 25, and now his whereabouts are unknown. Many plainclothes policemen are posted around Sanhao Street these days. A practitioner from another city was arrested when he went to buy blank CD's.
3. [Fuxin City, Liaoning Province] Police Again Arrest a Practitioner Who Had Been Previously Tortured into Mental Illness
At 10 a.m., on April 29, 2002, five policemen from Fuxin Police Station arrested at her relative's home, Li Yulan, a practitioner who had previously been tortured into mental illness while incarcerated. The police did not present any identification upon breaking into the house, where they arrested her and forcibly took her away. Li was not even given time to dress, and was taken away without pants or shoes.
Li Yulan had gone to Beijing to appeal on three occasions. On October 30, 1999, she was sent into Masanjia Forced Labor Camp where she suffered inhuman tortures, such as sleep deprivation, having cold water poured over her in winter, and being forced to eat feces. She was tortured into mental illness and was released in February 2001. Her sister brought Li Yulan into her home to look after her. However, the evil thugs continue to harass her; they will not even leave her alone after being tortured to this extent.
Fuxin Police Station Political Security Office telephone: 86-418-8822204
4. [Qingdao Forced Labor Camp, Shandong Province] Practitioners Who Have Written "Solemn Statements" Are Brainwashed and Tortured
The first thing that Qingdao Forced Labor Camp does to practitioners who are sent there is forced brainwashing. For those who refused to write "guarantee letters," no matter how old or young the practitioner, the leader, Ji, directed the collaborators [former practitioners who have gone astray due to torture and brainwashing] and policemen to persecute them. Police kicked and punched newly arrived practitioners and those practitioners who had published "solemn statements" that declared null and void the "guarantee letters" they had written under extreme duress. They used benches to hit practitioners, and beat them until they were covered with bruises. The police routinely added twenty-five days to the terms of practitioners who had previously written "solemn statements," while the collaborators were praised and had their terms decreased.
In August 2001, 61-year-old Guan Hongbao, a practitioner who lives in Jiaonan City, wrote a "solemn statement" that declared invalid the "guarantee letters" that he had previously written. Because of this, he was beaten until his eyes were swollen shut, and there were bruises all over his body. He could not move for several days, and even needed to be carried to the restroom.
Du Zhengui, from Jiaozhou, is a 31-year-old university graduate. Because he had written a solemn statement, he was beaten until his entire body was covered with bruises. Xue Xinjia, from Huangdao, and several other practitioners from Jimo, in Laixi City, were also persecuted in the same way. Police ordered collaborators to take turns brainwashing practitioners, forbidding practitioners to sleep. If any practitioners closed their eyes, Song Jinzhong and other collaborators would slap and beat them or would violently pinch their legs.
The list of collaborators who became the talons of evil include: Song Jinzhong, from Jiaonan; Wang Guoli, from Jiaozhou; Fan Jiliang, from Xinjiang; Gong Chuiai, from Jimo; and Chen Haiyin, from Qingdao.
5. [Xifeng City, Gusu Province] Liu Zhirong Is Arrested and Tortured
Before the May 1 Festival, policemen from the Qingyang area in Gusu Province, forced practitioners to be fingerprinted and required them to check in at the police station every day. Since Liu Zhirong, a teacher at Tuanjie Primary School, resisted the illegal requirements, firmly refusing to be fingerprinted or to check in at the police station, he was forbidden from teaching classes. Tuanjie Primary School Principal Song Tianxi violently beat Liu inside the office. After the beating, the police acted in collusion with the school principal and the Qinbalin Village president to search Liu's house and later arrest him. During the interrogation, they beat him with various objects and clamored that the Central Discipline Committee had issued a document saying that beating practitioners to death is of no consequence and does not impose any personal responsibility. Now, Liu is detained at Donggou Detention Center, and his condition is critical.
The phone numbers of responsible parties:
Song Tianxi's home phone: 86-934-8228047
Jing Tianbu from Tuanjie Primary school: home number 86-934-8223695; office number 86-934-8213307
Nanjie Police Station phone number: 86-934-8215842
Head of Nanjie Police Station: Wang Shilian
6. [Xifeng City, Gansu Province] The Policemen in Xifeng City, Gansu Province Ransacked Falun Gong Practitioners' Property by Force and Arbitrarily Sentenced Them to Prison
The Chiefs of the National Security of Xifeng Public Security Bureau, Fu Yukui and Zheng Xiang intentionally beat Falun Gong practitioners and cursed them. They kept practitioners under daily surveillance, monitored their telephone calls, followed them, searched their homes and confiscated their property. They fined the practitioners and extorted deposit money from them amounting from hundreds to thousands of Yuan. Since some practitioners from the countryside are very poor and cannot afford any money to pay the fine, the Security Bureau incited the policemen including Zhang Bin to break into the practitioners' homes and take their grain and property. Among them, policemen from Xiao Jin Police Substation and Dong Zhi Police Substation launched a campaign to ransack the Falun Gong practitioners' property. When the practitioners went to Beijing to appeal for Dafa, they were detained by force. Among them were over 60 practitioners who had been detained many times. There were over 30 determined practitioners who had been illegally detained before. They were illegally sentenced from 1-3 years of imprisonment. Since the policemen were afraid of being exposed, they secretly sent the practitioners far away from Xi Feng city to the 1st Labor Camp at Lanzhou Honggu District.
7. [Jinan City, Shangdong Province] After Liu Jian Was Tortured to Death, Liu Changshan Labor Camp Transferred Three Male Practitioners to Wangcun Labor Camp for Further Persecution
The Liu Changshan Labor Camp in Jinan City, Shangdong Province transferred three male practitioners who refused to give up Falun Dafa to the notorious No.2 Male Camp at Wangcun Labor Camp in Zibo City, Shangdong Province for further persecution after Liu Jian was tortured to death. They had been detained for an extensive period. The authority threatened that if the practitioners were not transformed, the policemen would not release them. The practitioners' families weren't allowed to visit them either.
8. [Shuangyashan City, Heilongjiang Province] The "610 Office" And the Public Security Bureau in Shuangyashan City Deceitfully Arrest Ten Practitioners
Recently, the "610 Office" in Shuangyashan City conspired with the Public Security Bureau to conduct tight searches of the kind-hearted Falun Gong practitioners. After arresting them without any cause, they sent them to the labor camp. Since the end of April until today, there are a dozen practitioners including Wang Yuzhuo, Liu Shuju, Wang Lili, Kong Xiangzhu who have been arrested. There are dozens of practitioners who are being illegally detained in the labor camp now. Sun Shujie was taken away from home without cause and was sent directly to the labor camp. Kong Xiangzhu has been hospitalized after being tortured, and it is unclear whether he is still alive.
On the morning of April 9th, Zhang Jinli led three policemen at Xin'an Mineral Area in Shuanyashan City to arrest practitioners Yu Guizhen and Yang Xiuying without cause and sent them to the labor camp. It is said that they were the primary contact persons that Director Cai Guanxiang reported to the city authority.
The evil people who persecute Dafa are the Secretary General of Xin'an Mineral, Tang Yingkui and the Deputy Secretary General Gao Quansheng.
Practitioner Zhang Shuyun from Shuanyashan City was arrested without a reason on February 28, 2002. In order to protest against the illegal detention, Zhang Shuyun went on a hunger strike with no water for 19 days. The policemen could not do anything and released her on March 26, 2002. However, Zhang Shuyun was again arrested and illegally detained in the labor camp on April 26 after being home for one month.
Practitioner Zhang Li and Ji Haisong were arrested on March 15 and are now being held in the detention center. Since Zhang Li was arrested, he went on hunger strike to protest. It has been half a month now. At the beginning, he was detained for so-called public security concern and now he is detained without just cause under criminal detention.
9. [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Practitioner Wang Yingzi from Dalian City, Liaoning Province Was Illegally Arrested
Wang Yingzi at Jinshitang, Dalian City, Liaoning Province went to visit her relatives on April 25 and was arrested by the policemen from Jinshitang Public Security Bureau who drove to her relatives' home and arrested her. Now, she is detained at Yaojia Labor Camp.
10. [Qingyan and Changqing Oil Field in Gansu Province] A List of the Practitioners Who Have Been Illegally Sentenced at Qingyan District and Changqing Oil Field in Gansu Province
A list of the practitioners who have been illegally sentenced since July 20th, 1999 at Qingyan District, Ganshu Province:
Liu Zhirong, Xu Zhengzhe, Jia Dengpeng, Xia Jiayan, Zhang Xiaoping, Li Ruihua, Jiao Lili, Li Yu, Gao Lijin, Zhang Rongjuan, Su Shaohua, Du Xiaohu, Jin Xiulan, Jin Fujie, Cao Guifang, Mao Cailing, Shi Xiqin, Wang Caiqin, Zhang Zhihe, Cao Mingli, Wang Meimei, Wang Yuxia (the second time), Song Tianpeng, Zhang Junfeng, Daiqiaoli, and Zhang Dejun.
A list of the practitioners who have been illegally sentenced to forced labor from Changqing Oil Field since July 20th, 1999:
Cui Yumei, Zhang Huaqiao, Li Huixia, Liu Haixiong, Liu Yingyin, Li Saixia and Ma Zhenglian.
The practitioners who are now being detained illegally at Changqing Oil Field are:
Hu Qingwen, Zhang Yuling, and Wang Yongduo