News From Abroad

In a Falun Dafa Information Center May 31 report we read that Chinese vice-president Li Lanqing met with waves of criticism from the people in society during his visit to Italy. The UILM Workers' Union, the National Workers' Union, the human rights organization "Hands Off Cain," members of the Radical Party and members of the Italian Senate Foreign Affairs Association published announcements that called for help to stop the Chinese government's brutal persecution of Falun Gong.

News From China

The Dalian Forced Labor Camp uses extremely brutal and inhuman tortures on hundreds of Dafa practitioners. The tortures include: the guards shock the practitioners' reproductive organs at length with electric batons; they stick the electric batons into the practitioners' anuses; they shock practitioners with eight electric batons at simultaneously; they torture practitioners with wood boards (shang ban zi) and with the "Tiger Bench" [Practitioners are forced to sit on a small iron bench that is approximately 20 cm (6 inches) tall. Practitioners' knees are tightly tied on the small bench - "Tiger Bench." He has to sit straight up with his eyes looking straight ahead. His hands are tied on the back or sometimes placed on his knees. He is not allowed to turn his head, close his eyes, talk to anyone, raise his hand, or call out for the attention of the guards. Usually some hard objects are inserted underneath the practitioner's lower legs or ankles to make it harder for them to tolerate this abuse (see illustration on]; they put a rope in a practitioner's mouth and tighten it behind the practitioner's head; and they hang the practitioners up by their hands, and other cruel and inhuman punishments.

Falun Gong practitioner Zhang Mengye, a former classmate of Chinese vice president Hu Jintao, also attended Qinghua University. He and his wife Luo Muluan recently disappeared after they left home. They probably have been kidnapped by thugs from the "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]

At the end of May, the Jiang and Luo regime schemed to fabricate a series of violent incidents in governmental institutions, prisons and forced labor camps in the suburbs of Beijing and then put the blame on Falun Gong. In this way, they will attempt to instigate the Chinese people, especially officials in the government institutions and policemen to hate Falun Gong and furthermore to use anti-terrorism as an excuse to openly kill Falun Gong practitioners.

Open Forum

According to one research paper in "Science" magazine on May 17, an infant's ability to recognize facial identities especially that of animals gradually decreases after 6 months of age. The ability to discriminate foreign languages also rapidly decreases after 9 months of age. The research indicates that while growing up, human beings' abilities decrease although they seem to gain more knowledge. The process of acquiring knowledge is in fact a course of accepting external notions. However, how much of the acquired knowledge is the true understanding about nature or society?

An open letter to the police in Shenze County, Hebei Province: Thanks to practitioners' clarifying the truth, most people can see clearly the fact that Jiang is only trying to drag the vast innocent people with him into the hell of sins in his final struggle. Please listen to my earnest words and stop being one of his accomplices. Think about the future of your own life. There is no room for anyone who harms the Fa to live in the future.

A practitioner's family member solemnly told the police: My relative benefited a lot by practicing Dafa, but she was detained, beaten, jailed, and convicted illegally. Sooner or later we need to get this matter straight. What you are executing is not the law of this nation, rather it is Jiang's individual evil directive. When the Fa rectifies the human world, any evil action harming Dafa or persecuting practitioners will be repaid. Wake up, people! To be rewarded or punished according to your good or evil deeds is a heavenly principle. Please remember that being good to practitioners is being good to yourself.

Public Response to Falun Gong

The Voice of America reported in Toronto that a spokesman for the Canadian Foreign Ministry on May 29th said that although Canadian citizens have the right to decide whether or not to go to China to demonstrate, the Canadian Foreign Ministry has the responsibility to warn its people that going to China to demonstrate is dangerous. This is the first time the Canadian Government has expressed its stance regarding Falun Gong practitioners going to China to appeal.

Experience Sharing among Practitioners

On April 23rd, 2002, several evil police officers from the local County Government illegally climbed over the wall of my yard and arrested me. I was detained in a brainwashing class afterwards. I firmly did not cooperate with any orders from the evil. I protested by going on a hunger strike without drinking any water. Although the evil people took turns attacking me and using my family to threaten me, I did not give in. My righteous thoughts on Dafa were as solid as a rock and could not be moved by anyone or anything. Finally, the righteous thoughts defeated the evil. After two and a half days, I left the brainwashing class and returned to the current of Fa-Rectification.