Latest News from China - 07/08/2002
- [Anshan City, Liaoning Province] Horrifying Order to Shoot: Gun-Toting Police on Patrol Are Permitted to Shoot Falun Gong Practitioners Distributing Truth-Clarifying Flyers
- [Gongzhuling and Dehui City, Jilin Province] Brutal and Contemptible Police
- [Beijing] Forced Labor Camp Term Extentions for Five Dafa Practitioners Including Li Chunyuan
[Anshan City, Liaoning Province] Horrifying Order to Shoot: Gun-Toting Police on Patrol Are Permitted to Shoot Falun Gong Practitioners Distributing Truth-Clarifying Flyers
According to reliable sources, authorities in Anshan City, Liaoning Province conspired to illegally sentence at least thirty Dafa practitioners before July 20th. As soon as the detained Dafa practitioners were released they were put under surveillance and at the same time sent to a brainwashing class. If they didn't give in after two sessions in the brainwashing class, they were sent to a forced labor camp.
An internal police department documents stated that the patrolling policemen equipped with guns are permitted to shoot practitioners distributing Falun Gong truth-clarifying flyers. Those who are found having truth-clarifying flyers are immediately sentenced to two and half years of forced labor; those who have truth-clarifying discs are sentenced to imprisonment. They emphasized that Dafa practitioners who have access to the Internet must be searched. When arrested, these Dafa practitioners are heavily sentenced.
A system has been set up in Anshan City to monitor cell phones, general private and business phones and IC card phones. This system automatically sounds an alarm when certain sensitive words are spoken. For example, if the word "Fa" comes up three times during a conversation, the conversation is automatically recorded. This system is already up and running.
[Gongzhuling and Dehui City, Jilin Province] Brutal and Contemptible Police
On June 3, 2002, a policeman from a local Hebei Police Precinct who was staking out a spot arrested me when I was on my way to a fellow practitioner's home in Gongzhuling City. During the three days in the police office, policemen tortured me and other practitioners who were arrested during the following days. The tortures they used were the "tiger bench [see illustration on http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2001/11/24/16156.html]," police batons, and handcuffs, or they hung me up. During the 15 days of detention, including 3 days in the police office, 5 days in a detention center, 7 days in another detention center, no policeman asked me about my diet. Not until the 15th day did the jail guard bother to find that I was out of shape because of the hunger strike. Then they brutally force-fed me and gave me intravenous injections. On the 23rd day I lost consciousness and was almost dying. Responding to my family's repeated inquires, policemen notified my relatives to take me back the next day.
The responsible officials at Dehui City's Police Department did nothing to save me when my life was in this critical situation. Instead, they attempted to further persecute me. After officials at Gongzhuling City's Police Department notified policemen at Dehui City's Police Department to bring me back, Dehui City's Police Department officials refused to escort me back as in fear of taking responsibility for my death. When my family members took me out of Gongzhuling City's Detention Center, though, four policemen from the Dehui Police Department rushed out and aggressively attempted to take me away. My family member objected. Afterwards, they coerced my family to send me to the hospital for medical treatment, plotting to continue the persecution after I was saved from the critical situation. If I died, they then would not take any responsibility.
[Beijing] Forced Labor Camp Term Extentions for Five Dafa Practitioners Including Li Chunyuan
On June 26, 2002, officials at the Tuanhe Forced Labor Camp in Beijing announced their decision to extend prison terms for five steadfast Dafa practitioners, including Li Chunyuan, Lu Weidong, and Lu Mingqiang. These five fellow practitioners have endured countless unimaginable tortures for a long time in the evil's den, and they still don't give in. Their diamond-strong, solid will is really admirable and deserves respect.
The things going on in the Tuanhe Forced Labor Camp under Jiang's dictatorship are extremely vicious and base. The officials make up excuses to extend the detention terms of those Dafa practitioners who are firm and persistent in their belief system. The length of extension also increased from the original six months to the current ten months. Many "second arrested" practitioners who had been released before and were again arrested, have recently re-appeared in the camp. Personnel in the camp became even more nervous and they conducted a so-called "comprehensive investigation" before they released even one practitioner. The director claimed, "Whoever is not 'transformed' should not think of getting out!" At present, Lu Mingqiang, whose detention term was forcibly extended, is now staging a hunger strike to protest the persecution. Li Chunyuan also refuses to obey any instructions or attend any activities. We appeal to the international community to pay attention to the long-term, inhuman detention of Dafa practitioners by authorities from the Tuanhe Forced Labor Camp.