Latest News from China - 07/17/2002
- [Beijing] Dafa Practitioners Congratulate the Founding of Falun Dafa Association in Spain
- [Beijing] Fangshan District Police Rampantly Search for Dafa Practitioners and Hold Brainwashing Classes
- [Hefei City, Anhui Province] "610 Office" Personnel Continue to Hold Illegal Brainwashing Classes to Persecute Dafa Practitioners
- [Zhuozhou City, Hebei Province] "610 Office" Personnel Conspire to Launch a New Round of Persecution Against Falun Gong
- [Jiutai City, Jilin Province] Many Practitioners Arrested
- [Anlu City, Hubei Province] Arrest of Dafa Practitioners Zhu Dahua, Liu Yang, Chen Ping and Lei Daying
- [Qingdao City, Shandong Province] Qingdao City Temperature Breaks the Record for the Hottest Recorded Day in a Century; Hot Weather Will Continue
[Beijing] Dafa Practitioners Congratulate the Founding of Falun Dafa Association in Spain
Beijing Dafa practitioners are glad to hear of the founding of the Spanish Falun Dafa Association and we would hereby like to extend our warmest congratulations!
With the rapid spread of Dafa, more and more people are getting to know the truth about Dafa. Practitioners in Beijing would like to do well in three things - studying the Fa, clarifying the truth and sending forth righteous thoughts - together with practitioners in Spain. Let's do better in assisting Teacher to rectify the Fa, offering salvation to sentient beings, and walking a more righteous cultivation path!
Dafa practitioners in Beijing
July 16, 2002.
[Beijing] Fangshan District Police Rampantly Search for Dafa Practitioners and Hold Brainwashing Classes
Since April or May 2002, police in Fangshan District have been rampantly persecuting Dafa practitioners and their family members. For the practitioners they failed to arrest, personnel 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] instigated policemen from Fangshan District's precinct and affiliated police stations to ransack their homes, stake out certain spots in an attempt to arrest them, follow and threaten their family members, go to their children's schools and threaten them with dismissal from school, and other threats. Many practitioners' phones have been tapped for a long time. The most contemptible means they use is to list Dafa practitioners as "wanted" in the form of "Looking for Missing Persons" on Fangshan District's TV station.
For the practitioners at home, the police sent them again to brainwashing classes. Some practitioners have been detained at detention centers or brainwashing classes for a long period of time, far exceeding the time limit set by the law. The Fangshan District's "610 Office" authorities held brainwashing classes in Liangxiang, Qiaoliangchang and Yanshan. Recently they have been holding a brainwashing class near Doudian to continuously persecute Dafa practitioners.
[Hefei City, Anhui Province] "610 Office" Personnel Continue to Hold Illegal Brainwashing Classes to Persecute Dafa Practitioners
According to inside sources, Hefei City's "610 Office" recently has started a new round of persecution against Dafa practitioners by conducting another brainwashing class, which will last until the end of September.
Recently Dafa practitioners Xiaojun, Xiaoji and Xiaoqing (pseudonyms) were arrested when they were making Falun Gong truth-clarifying materials and now are illegally detained at Hefei City's Detention Center.
During the latest raids, No.1 Section from Hefei City's Police Department arrested more than ten Dafa practitioners and detained them in a row of small "confinement rooms." Practitioner Ms. Qian Chaofen went on a hunger strike to protest the vicious persecution after being arrested. She has been on a hunger strike for several days and is now unconscious, but the police will not release her and continue to force-feed her.
[Zhuozhou City, Heibei Province] "610 Office" Personnel Conspire to Launch a New Round of Persecution Against Falun Gong
In July, people from the "610 Office" of Zhuozhou City, Heibei Province again sent down documents to lower levels of administration in an attempt to find all Dafa practitioners in this city. They conspired to send determined Dafa practitioners to the Nanma Brainwashing Center for further persecution. At this time, some Dafa practitioners have already been illegally arrested, while others had leave their homes to avoid arrest. In order to keep his position, Li Shuxin, director of Zhuzhi City's Party Committee, formed a so-called "hunting group" because he feared Dafa practitioners might go to Beijing to appeal. This group was staked out at Tiananmen Square and was ready to arrest Dafa practitioners who appealed there.
List of perpetrators in Zhuozhou City, Hebei Province:
Li Ming, director of the "610 Office"
Li Shuxin, director of Zhuozhou City's Party Committee.
[Jiutai City, Jilin Province] Many Practitioners Arrested
It is said that many practitioners from Jiutai City, Jilin Province were arrested recently. We hope people from all walks of life might pay more attention to this issue. Meanwhile, we suggest Dafa practitioners take the Fa as the Teacher and use the most powerful righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil persecution.
[Anlu City, Hubei Province] Arrest of Dafa Practitioners Zhu Dahua, Liu Yang, Chen Ping and Lei Daying
Dafa practitioners Zhu Dahua and Liu Yang from Anlu City, Hubei Province were arrested at Wuhan City. No further information about them is available so far. On March 1, Ms. Chen Ping and Lei Daying were arrested at home. They are being illegally detained at Anlu City's Sili No.1 Detention Center.
Hubei Anlu City's Police Department phone number: 011-86-712-5222525
Related persons' names:
The "610 Office:" Yie Hanzhang, Li Mingchu, Tu Yatong
The Political and Judiciary Committee: Wang Dongming
The Political and Security Section: Ke Jicheng, Tang Jianguo, Zhong Xinte, Li Ning, Shen Chao, Chen Yidong, Chen Xudong, Chen Xinyun
The No.1 Detention Center: Yang Junlian, Liu Lingguang, director Hu and director Yang
[Qingdao City, Shandong Province] Qingdao City Temperature Breaks the Record for the Hottest Day in a Century; Hot Weather Will Continue
On July 15, it was 38.9oC (102F) in Qingdao City, breaking the record highest temperature registered in the city in the last century. It has been reported that the hot weather is going to continue.