Latest News from China - 05/21/2002
1. [Jilin Province] Over Thirty Speakers Simultaneously Broadcast Truth of Falun Gong over the Entire City
At 8:00 p.m. on May 12th, Falun Dafa practitioners from a city in Jilin Province simultaneously broadcasted the truth of Falun Gong through thirty speakers across the entire city. Many people stopped to listen. Some stopped walking, some leaned out of the car windows, some gathered under the speakers, and some opened the windows of their homes. More and more people are learning the truth about the persecution of innocent people by the Jiang-Luo regime.
As soon as the speakers were on, plainclothes and uniformed police scrambled from place to place. In the waiting room of the railroad station, several plainclothes police officers rushed in and started arresting anyone who looked like he might be a Falun Gong practitioner. In the end, four or five passengers were taken away to satisfy their quota.
2. [Changchun City, Jilin Province] "Falun Gong Transformation Base" to be Headed by Cadres of Deputy Bureau Rank
The Party Committee of Changchun City has recently decided that the Changchun Judiciary Bureau will sponsor a "Falun Gong Transformation Base" for holding brainwashing classes. This new establishment is ranked at the Deputy Bureau level. Its payroll will include eighty people, thirty of which are categorized as cadres. These staff members are to be selected from former employees who were laid off from the police and judiciary departments. The targeted brainwashing candidates are taken from various police stations and are steadfast practitioners who have refused to sign statements renouncing Falun Gong. This organization started recruiting and operating on May 20th. The express purpose is to organize long-term brainwashing classes.
3. [Changchun City, Jilin Province] An Outstanding Talent at No. 1 Auto Company Brutally Injured by the Police Department in Changchun
A police officer in the Changchun Police Department who is sympathetic to Falun Gong has revealed that there is a Falun Gong practitioner named Jiang Longsheng in the No. 1 Auto Company, a joint venture with German-based Volkswagen. Jiang Longsheng is an outstanding, talented technical staff member at the No. 1 Auto Company. He was illegally arrested around April. In order to frame him, the police put Falun Dafa labels on many books and CD's at his home. The police forcibly took Jiang away from his home in the middle of the night. Jiang was brutally beaten, suffering injuries to the neck, arms and feet. Although he remains in critical condition, his belief is as firm as ever. The police have also decided to fabricate evidence in order to associate him with groups of organized crime to find excuses to persecute him more. This could be the beginning of a new scheme by the police in Changchun to persecute Falun Dafa practitioners.
This sympathetic police officer said: "The Cultural Revolution brought a twenty year setback to China, and the country was deeply hurt by it. Most importantly, countless talented people were persecuted, and the entire nation was disillusioned. If this kind of repression and fabrication continues, China is destined to be ruined!"
4. [Chongqing Municipality] Nearly Thirty Falun Gong Practitioners Arrested in a Dozen Townships
Late in the evening of April 11, 2002, the Liangping County Police Department in Chongqing arrested nearly thirty Falun Gong practitioners in a dozen townships. The campaign was under the direct supervision of Director Wang Zhuwen and Section Chief Zi Yong of the Political Security Section. The police claimed that when the Association of Asian Parliaments for Peace (AAPP) was to hold its annual meeting in Chongqing on April 17, if any Falun Gong practitioners are there to clarify the truth, the local leaders would lose their jobs.
The police and hired thugs stormed into practitioners' homes to abduct them to the police stations. On the 12th, the practitioners were transferred to the County Detention Center to be interrogated in isolation. A female practitioner Ms. Zheng was severely beaten by several police officers. They also bombarded her with lies to brainwash her. During this period of time, Falun Dafa practitioners sent forth righteous thoughts, clarified the truth and exposed the lies fabricated by Jiang and his followers. Those practitioners who were not arrested distributed flyers, hung banners and painted signs to offer their strong support for those in custody. [Note: With access to all normal means of communication such as newspapers, magazines, TV and radio denied to them, Falun Gong practitioners have resorted to many creative and sometimes unusual methods for clarifying the truth of the persecution to the Chinese people.]
On May 4th, the police released some practitioners after illegally placing them under administrative detention on the grounds of "violating registration management over social groups." Nine innocent Falun Dafa practitioners, including Xu Yi and others have been held in Liangping County Custody Center for over two weeks. They are still in custody at present. It has been learned that these practitioners will be secretly sentenced to jail or forced labor camps. It has been reported that some Falun Dafa practitioners are on a hunger strike to resist this persecution.
The Politics and Judiciary Committee of Liangping County: 86-23-53222901.
Liangping County Custody Center: 86-23-53222761.
Liangping County Detention Center: 86-23-53222887.
The Political Security Section of the Liangping County Police Department:
Section Chief: 86-23-53224360.
The brainwashing class in Gele Mountain held by the "610 Office" [A bureau specifically created by the Chinese government to persecute Falun Gong. It has absolute power over each level of administration in the Party, as well as over the political and judiciary branches] of the Shijingpo Police Station: 86-23-6516700, contact person: Li Yixin.
5. [Chongqing City] Chongqing Female Labor Camp Persecutes Falun Dafa Practitioners
Six Falun Dafa practitioners (Zhou Liangrong, Zou Hua'nan, and others) were taken away from the forced labor camp on March 5 and their whereabouts are unknown.
Wang Aihua was detained in a small cell after being dragged to the labor camp. She refused to cooperate with the evil and therefore was punched and kicked. For many days she was forbidden to wash her face, to drink and was only given 50 grams of food. As additional punishment she was forced to remain standing for long periods of time. The torture is still ongoing today.
Liu Yi, Zuo Muhui, Li Rongbi, Feng Ping, Yu Xunrong and Yuan Jufen refused to cooperate with the evil, and they were forced to remain standing for a long time as punishment. For several months they have been forced to stand for 18 hours per day. Their legs, feet and hands are seriously swollen. They are allowed to sleep only two to three hours each day. Yuan Jufen is suffering from back problems as a result of the prolonged standing. She has been diagnosed with a fracture of the lumbar vertebra and is forced to remain bed-ridden.
Liu Lan was sent from Baiheling Detention Center to the hospital in the Junior Detention Center for therapy for 20 days. After that she was sent back to the female labor camp again. Because she refused to cooperate with the police, she was kicked and punched. Later she was forced to stand for 20-1/2 hours per day. After 9 consecutive days of this punishment, she has been forced to remain standing for 18 hours per day from then on.
Lai Shurao was arrested in April by four police officers, two male and two female, who broke into her home. She is being detained at a female labor camp in a small room on the fourth floor of Team Four.
In the forced labor camp, Falun Dafa practitioners are forbidden to talk. If they do speak, the criminals will punch, kick and verbally abuse them. The officials of the labor camp do not stop them from doing this. On the contrary, they just turn the TV louder so that practitioners in other cells will not hear the sounds of the beatings.
6. [Beijing] Practitioners from Miyun County Go to Tiananmen on World Falun Dafa Day to Validate Dafa
Female Falun Dafa practitioner Li Xiulian from Shie, Dongshaoqu Township of Miyun County went to Tiananmen to appeal on May 11, 2002. This action has shaken the evil in Beijing and Miyun County. Li Xiulian is being detained in the Beijing Miyun Detention Center.
The supervisor of Dongshaoqu Town "610 Office" Cui Shenghua frequently persecutes local practitioners. Her home phone number is 86-10-61061298
7. [Jinzhou City, Liaoning province] The Political and Judiciary Committee of Jinzhou Holds Brainwashing Class
The Jinzhou Political and Judiciary Committee have begun to hold brainwashing classes. The site is set up inside the yard of the Jinzhou Army Reserve Base. As of May 17, nine practitioners have been detained here. One of them has been released for health reasons. Two practitioners are being detained in Jintie Police Station alone. Police and officials from the neighborhood administration committees are going to the homes of practitioners and asking them whether they will continue to practice Falun Gong. If they say yes, the police will arrest them.
8. [Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province] Jinzhou Authorities Hold Brainwashing Class and Harass Local Practitioners
Recently the "610 Office" in Jinzhou started a so-called "special campaign" towards Falun Gong. They set up the brainwashing classes in the Party School, arrested people at their homes, and encouraged the police, officials from neighborhood administration committees and work units to harass Dafa practitioners in different respects. The Liaoning authorities are once again escalating the persecution.
9. [Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] Over 20 Falun Dafa Practitioners Now Detained in Chatou Brainwashing Class; Welfare Institute Becomes the Site of Persecution
Over 20 Falun Dafa practitioners are now being detained in the Chatou "Law Education School," in reality a forced labor camp. Many of them were sent there by force under the orders of the "610 Office" or transferred from forced labor camps. They include:
Li Guo'e, 40 years old, the cadre in the provincial government of Guangdong.
Gao Xiuzhen, 63 years old, at the time of his first official trial, he had already been held in the No. 1 Detention Center for over one year. During the trial, even though the court did not have enough evidence, he was still sentenced to three years of jail with a stay of four years. He was released after the trial. However, several months later, he was arrested again.
Peng Tianxiong, 30 years old, is a young doctor in the Guangzhou First Surgeon College.
Jiang Wenyi, a young teacher at Hua'nan Technology University.
Ding Manju, 70 years old, was arrested at home in Luoxi, Guangzhou.
Some practitioners were sent to the forced labor camp by the Guangzhou Railway System.
On May 16 Aunt He was arrested at her home and sent to the Nanzhou Detention Center.
Before this, practitioner Lin Qian was detained on the ninth floor of Madame Heguirong Welfare Institute in Haizhu District. Her husband was tortured so severely in Guangzhou's "Law Education School" last year that his relatives could hardly recognize him when he was finally allowed to return home. Madame Heguirong Welfare Institute has long served as the place for illegally detaining Dafa practitioners. Some practitioners have been detained for over one year.
10. [Beijing] Scenes from the Cultural Revolution Replayed in Modern Times
Cui Chengchun, male, 50 years old, is from Houbeigong Village, Huashan Township, Pinggu County. He is a cadre in the village, and his wife Yuan Shurong is a Falun Gong practitioner. She went to Beijing to appeal in October 2000 and was illegally sentenced to one year in a labor camp. After being released she still insisted on practicing and studying Dafa at home. In April 2002 she was turned in by her husband Cui and now is detained in Pinggu County Detention Center. [The Cultural Revolution was marked by tragic episodes of family members turning on and even attacking each other after being severely brainwashed by the Party ideology.]
Cui Chengchun's phone number at home: 86-10-61932844
11. [Tongnan County, Sichuan Province] List of Criminals Who Persecute Dafa
Deputy Superintendent of Tongnan County Police Department: Wen Yongduo
Deputy Secretary of Political and Judiciary Committee: Cai Pin
Director of Police Office First Section: Zhang Liang
Director of "610 Office": Li Nongrong
Secretary of the Party Committee of Tongnan County: Zhao Fuguo
Deputy Secretary: Tang Yongzhi
Mayor of the County: Wei Shouming
Deputy Mayor of the County: Wu Jinghua
Gu Daming from Procuratorate
Tongnan Primary School President: Liang Shengli, Wen Yi