Latest News from China - 04/27/2002
1. [Heilongjiang Province] Cable TV Stations of Several Big Cities in Heilongjiang Province Simultaneously Broadcast Falun Gong Truth-Clarifying Programs
According to inside sources from a city's TV station in Heilongjiang Province, the cable TV stations of several big cities in Heilongjiang Province recently broadcast Falun Gong truth-clarifying programs for over half an hour simultaneously. It greatly frightened Jiang's regime.
Police throughout the province have started a sweeping search, and have ransacked the homes of all Falun Gong practitioners. The radio stations and TV stations were thoroughly "purged" of all Falun Gong practitioners, and their family members were all persecuted. Falun Gong practitioners and all of their relatives who worked in radio stations or TV stations were dismissed. The whole province was immersed in an atmosphere of terror.
Dafa practitioners cannot slack off. We should strive forward more vigorously. Let us continue sending forth righteous thoughts every hour, urgently eliminating all evil, and creating a just environment for sentient beings to obtain Dafa as soon as possible.
2. [Shanghai] Please Be Mindful of Shanghai Dafa Practitioners Xiong Wenqi and Zhou Bin, Who Are Being Severely Persecuted
- Zhou Bin, male, 35 years old:
On January 18, 2001, officers from the Changning District Police Department illegally arrested Mr. Zhou at home. They sentenced him to 12 years in prison because they found 20,000 copies of Falun Gong truth-clarifying literature in his home. While detained at the Changning District Detention Center in Shanghai, Zhou Bin was subjected to inhumane torture. He was locked in isolation, and his hands were cuffed behind the back for a long time [he was subjected to a special, very painful way of handcuffing.] Because of the beatings he received, his head, face, nose and ears were all injured to varying degrees. His collarbone was broken, and his thighs, stomach and kidneys were wounded. Therefore, from September to December 2001, Zhou Bin was sent to the jail's hospital, where he remained for 3 months. Then he was transferred to Tilanqiao Prison in Shanghai.
The police illegally confiscated property of his that was worth around 30,000 Yuan [The approximate monthly salary for an average urban worker is 500 Yuan] without giving him a receipt. They claimed that they sent his property to the court, but officials of the court said that they knew nothing about it. The location of the money remains a mystery.
List of Perpetrators:
Officials in the Political Security Section of the Changning Police Department in Shanghai, including Wang Jue, Li Weigang and Jin Weixin
Tel: 86-21-62906290, transfer to Political Security Section:
The Political Security Section Address: 251 Weining Road, Changning District, Shanghai City Zip code: 200335
2. Xiong Wenqi, male, 30 years old, college level education:
On May 3, 2001, the police forcibly took Mr. Xiong from his home in the Yangpu District of Shanghai City. In the detention center, he refused to cooperate with the arrangements of the evil forces, and refused to answer any questions. His family members were told that he could only rely upon forcible injection to sustain his life. It is likely that this situation has remained unchanged to this day.
On January 28, 2002, the Yangpu Procuratorate perverted the law and "sued" Xiong Wenqi. Then the Yangpu District Court illegally sentenced Xiong Wenqi to 4.5 years in prison. Xiong Wenqi then issued an appeal against the illegal sentence. On March 5, 2002, Shanghai City's No. 2 Intermediate Court directly tried him without notifying his family members in advance, so that they would not be present in court. Because it was a secret trial, the result is unknown.
The so-called "crime" that he was charged with is ludicrous: at the end of December 2000, he shared experiences with other Falun Gong practitioners. Thus, Xiong went on a hunger strike to protest the persecution. (On May 14, 2000, Xiong Wenqi was illegally detained in Beijing, and then was forcibly taken back to Shanghai. Afterwards, he was illegally sentenced to 2 years of forced labor "re-education." He went on a hunger strike to resist the persecution. In October 2000, he was released on bail for medical treatment. He openly and righteously walked out of the forced labor camp.)
We appeal to the international community to give him support and pay close attention to this matter.
The Yangpu District Procuratorate of Shanghai City. The procurator responsible for this case: Xia Tongbao
Phone number of Shanghai No.2 Procuratorate: 86-21-56621010
Phone number of Shanghai No.2 Court: 86-21-56700000
Defense counsel: Lawyers from the Huarong Law Office in Shanghai, Chu Jiang, and Huang Yi
3. [Beijing] Qinghua University Graduate Zhang Dahua Has Been Abducted Many Times and His Life Is in Danger Due to the Brutal Torture
Zhang Dahua, a Dafa practitioner in Beijing, was tortured in the brainwashing class held by the Daxing Tuanhe Cultural Department. He was in danger of losing his life, so he was sent back home, and was monitored around the clock. In early April, he was missing. His whereabouts are unknown. We call on alumni of Qinghua University, officials of Beijing Library, and all kind-hearted people to pay close attention to Zhang Dahua's plight.
Zhang Dahua is a graduate of the class of '83 in the Computer Science Department at Qinghua University. He was formerly a key employee of the Beijing Library. At the end of 2000, he was abducted at his work unit by the local police, officials from the security section of his work unit, and the "610 Office." He was forcibly sent to the Tuanhe brainwashing class in Daxing. Zhang Dahua refused to cooperate, as their action was illegal. Several days later, he used righteous thoughts to walk out of the brainwashing class. From then on, he had no choice but to travel from place to place in order to evade another illegal arrest. His wife, his school aged child, and his mother were left at home. On January 2, 2002, the police located him at a rented apartment. He was abducted the next day, and again sent to the brainwashing class administered by Tongzhou District. Because of the brutal torture, six days later, he was sent to Luhe Hospital in Tongzhou for emergency treatment. There he was subjected to further brainwashing. On February 6, he was sent to the brainwashing class held by Daxing Tuanhe Cultural Department. His family members were not allowed to visit him. His situation is currently unknown.
4. [Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Daqing City's Police System Has Illegally Arrested More Than 50 Falun Dafa Practitioners
Daqing City's police system in Heilongjiang Province closely followed Jiang's regime in persecuting Dafa and Dafa practitioners. The police were afraid that Daqing practitioners would, like the Changchun practitioners, use the cable TV network to tell people the truth about the persecution of Dafa. Starting in mid-April, the police made sweeping searches of Dafa practitioners' homes in Daqing, looking particularly for mini-VCD appliances. If they found this kind of appliance, they immediately took the practitioners away. They ransacked the practitioners' homes without any legal procedure. According to internal sources from the police department, more than 50 Dafa practitioners have been illegally arrested. The police did not just go to the practitioners' homes to arrest them. They also stopped taxies that traveled at night. They are still making massive arrests. We hope all Dafa practitioners who read this message will send forth righteous thoughts together at 7, 8, and 9 o'clock every evening to eliminate all of the evil persecuting Dafa and Dafa practitioners in the Daqing area, leaving out none. Let us use our righteous thoughts to help all the illegally arrested Dafa practitioners to walk out of the evil's den as soon as possible. We also hope that Dafa practitioners in Daqing will not be frightened by the evil's superficial madness. Let's strengthen our righteous thoughts, and take every one of the final important steps to assist Teacher in Fa-rectification.
5. [China] Jiang Regime Spreads Rumor to Slander the Peaceful Appeals by Overseas Falun Dafa Practitioners
Recently Jiang's clique of political scoundrels has fabricated more new lies on top of old ones. Provincial governments across the country have issued documents to subordinate cities, counties, regions, townships, and villages ordering them systematically to stir up and then take advantage of people's jealousy and their "fear of getting involved in politics." The document made up lies that the founder of Falun Gong has spent a large sum of US dollars to hire people to sit in front of the Chinese embassies overseas - each person who sits there for a day was said to be paid US$50.
Over the two plus years since the initial suppression of Falun Gong by the Jiang-Luo clique, Falun Dafa practitioners within China, showing no fear of the danger, have been clarifying the truth about Falun Gong. Facing arrests and police brutality, more and more people have stood up. Falun Dafa has also been spread far and wide overseas, attracting more and more practitioners. And Fa-rectifying practitioners have persisted in revealing the truth in front of Chinese embassies in various countries, which has dealt the evil forces a lethal blow. Given this context, these lies have only displayed the panic and fear of the Jiang-Luo regime.
6. [Jiangsu Province] "Clowns' Troupe" Fails; Fangqiang Forced Labor Camp Force-Feeds into Hunger Striker's Lungs
Before the Chinese lunar New Year's Day (February 12, 2002), Fangqiang Forced Labor Camp in Jiangsu Province carefully selected four collaborators [former Falun Gong practitioners who went astray due to torture and brainwashing] who have completely gone to the opposite side of Falun Dafa and sent them to various large teams to spread lies, mislead others, and attack Falun Dafa and its founder. On the morning of February 10 this "Clowns' Troupe" arrived at the No. 7 Large Team. Falun Dafa practitioners Huang Jiangang and Han Haiqiang led the effort to expose and criticize these four "Clowns," pointing out how ungrateful they were for forgetting the blessings of Dafa, and how treacherous it is to betray Dafa's principles. Huang and Han also called for a boycott of the brainwashing classes this troupe was to lead. The plan to put on this show of the "Clowns' Troupe" was completely thwarted. After the New Year's Day, the organizers of the brainwashing show didn't want to accept the failure. Out of anger and frustration, these organizers prepared paperwork and extended the forced labor terms of Huang and Han for another six months. Huang Jiangang and Han Haiqiang started a hunger strike on February 23 to protest against this persecution.
On February 24, authorities of Fangqiang Forced Labor Camp immediately sent in personnel to start the so-called "humane" force-feeding. During the force-feeding, operators brutally tortured these two Falun Dafa practitioners at will under the guise of providing "humane" treatment. They barbarically inserted the force-feeding tube into Han Haiqiang's trachea. Ignoring Han's struggle, these operators inhumanely force-fed into his lungs. After the force-feeding Han Haiqiang lost control of his bladder and bowels and other abnormal symptoms started to develop as well. Operators knew they had gone too far, and thus made up the lie that Han was suffering from pneumonia before sending him to the emergency room in a hospital. Han was in serious condition until after three days of emergency treatment. Huang Jiangang could not take the suffering during the force-feeding. He struggled out of the operators' control and ran into a brick wall 30 meters away and passed out instantly. After examination, Huang didn't have any external injuries other than three bumps. Later Huang was transferred to another location. After many inquiries, his whereabouts remain unknown.
To protest the persecution, the other eight Falun Dafa practitioners in the No. 7 Large Team launched hunger strikes twice. Among them is a senior teacher Xi Xudong, with the title of senior lecturer, and Liu Shengrong, who had been on parole for medical treatment for less than 10 days before being returned to the forced labor camp by the local government. (After a hunger strike of 15 days, Liu Shengrong was again sent to the hospital.)
7. [Baicheng City, Jilin Province] Vicious Lies Fabricated to Slander and Frame Falun Gong
Vicious rumors have been fabricated and spread from Baicheng City, Jilin Province. The rumors insinuated that Falun Gong practitioners started a huge fire in Songyuan and poisoned some students in Yaonan. According to the rumors "so and so was about to reach consummation, and required the sacrifice of a young boy and a young girl. These two youngsters were to be killed by poison." These lies were made up in order to provide a pretext to escalate the persecution and at the same time to alienate people from Falun Dafa. We hope that Falun Dafa practitioners who know about this work to expose these vicious lies.
8. [Lingyuan City, Liaoning Province] Police Break into Residential House and Arrest People
At the beginning of September 2001, eight practitioners from Lingbei town, Lingyuan city went to Beijing to appeal. The officials in the town were terrified. They conjectured that two other practitioners knew about this event so they found a practitioner named Bai Ruiqing to talk. Bai did not cooperate with them so the officials got nothing. These bad people became angry and sent Bai to a detention center. After fifteen days Bai's relatives took him back home.
At this time the police attempted to continue to detain Bai but they found that Bai had already been released. They quarreled with the detention center for nothing. On October 5, 2001 at 8 p.m., a policeman named Si Jicheng from Lingbei police station led seven or eight gangsters and broke into the home of Bai's eldest son. At the time Bai's grandson, who was only 13 years old, was the only one at home. These gangsters searched the rooms one by one without any reasoning. Bai's grandson stopped them and told them to leave. These thugs thought the boy was not "polite" to them and became angry. They pushed him to the ground and kicked and punched him before leaving. Bai's grandson called the police emergency number. After the boy's parents came back they saw that he was bleeding on the face so they sent him to the city hospital. The parents went to the police station but the police forced them to resolve the issue privately.
9. [Mudanjiang City, Heilongjiang Province] Practitioner Couple Are Separated After One Month's Marriage and One's Life Is in Danger
Dafa Practitioner Ding Yu from Mudanjiang city was illegally arrested in mid-January 2002 and detained in Yangming Police Station because she believed in the principles of "Truth, Compassion, and Forbearance." She has been on hunger strike for 40 days and her life is in danger. She was sent to the Mudanjiang police department hospital. Her husband Meng Qiang was also illegally arrested in June 2001 because of practicing Falun Gong. He went on a hunger strike for five days without receiving any response from his captors. Later he was sent to a labor camp for three years. At that time they had just been married for one month.
10. [Mudanjiang City, Heilongjiang Province] Police Intend to Search for Practitioners Door to Door in the Name of a "Population Census"
Police in Mudanjiang intend to search for Dafa practitioners in the name of a "population census." They will attempt to conduct a search of practitioners' houses in and check their computers. They called on all of the owners of Internet-bars to have a meeting in the police station on April 14. Practitioners in Mudanjiang, please be careful when browsing the Internet and notify each other to send forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil.
11. [Hepu County, Guangxi] Over 30 Falun Dafa Practitioners Are Illegally Arrested
During the dozen days before the 4.25 anniversary, many cities and counties in Guangxi started to persecute Dafa practitioners madly. Many practitioners were tracked down, arrested, and given forced brainwashing. On April 24, at 8 p.m., over 30 practitioners were arrested in Hepu County. Now, they are detained in the Beihai detention center. Some practitioners went to the Beihai city police department successively to demand that they release the arrested practitioners.
12. [Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region] Many Practitioners Illegally Sentenced to Jail or Labor Camps
Many practitioners were illegally sentenced and sent to jail or labor camps. Many practitioners were illegally detained for over two years because they did not compromise with the evil. Recently many practitioners have been arrested while they were distributing truth-clarification materials.
13. [Chongqing City] Practitioners, Please Be Careful When Browsing the Internet
Chongqing police keep a record of people who browse Falun Dafa websites. There are 30 to 40 records that include call numbers such as 163, the landing IP, the website visited such as Minghui, Zhengjian, or Xinsheng, and also the telephone number dialed for connecting to the Internet.
14. [Gansu Province] Police Collude with Criminals to Beat Practitioners
The evil thugs in the Seventh Large Team in Ping'antai Labor Camp, including wardens, drug-related criminals Jing Xuefeng, Dai Wenqin, Liu Yingmei, Liu Jianyu, Shen Yanju, Chen Xiaohong, Sa Cuiqiong, and Wang Jianghong, collude with each other, beating practitioners, hanging up practitioners, and severely damaging Dafa practitioners physically and mentally.
15. [Yongchang County, Gansu Province] Police Detain Practitioners Who Refuse to Write "Guarantee Letters"
In a March 6 arrest action, led by the chief of the police department Liu Fuhai and the head of the Political Security Team, Li Guoyu, a gang of thugs without human nature persecuted practitioners without restraint. They arrested all practitioners who did not write "guarantee letters" (statements renouncing Falun Dafa) and threw them into a detention center.
16. [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Police Trace Cell Phones and Detect Printers Using Monitor Cars
Recently some monitor cars with antennas have appeared in some areas in Changchun, followed by a lot of armed policemen. It's possible that they want to locate cell phones or detect printers (of practitioners).