Latest News from China - 06/29/2002
- [China] Many Channels of CCTV Broadcast the Truth about Falun Gong Nationwide
- [Beijing] Falun Dafa Practitioner Liu Xiao Suffers Mental Collapse from Torture
- [China] Two Falun Dafa Banners
- [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Anyone Who Accesses the Clearwisdom Website Will Be Detained for 15 Days
- [Lanzhou City, Gansu Province] Police in Lanzhou City Arrest Many Falun Dafa Practitioners and Send Them to the Brainwashing Center
- [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] The Police Department in Dalian City Organizes Brainwashing Classes on July 1, 2002
- [Yongzhou City, Hunan Province] Eager for Promotions, the "610" Personnel Persecutes Middle School Students
- [Suizhou City, Hubei Province] An Update on Falun Dafa Practitioner Wang Jiangang
- [Jilin City, Jilin Province] "610 Office" of Jilin City Secretly Plans to Make a Thorough "Inspection" Regarding Falun Dafa Practitioners
1. [China] Many Channels of CCTV Broadcast the Truth about Falun Gong Nationwide
On the evening of June 23rd, several channels of CCTV using a satellite to broadcast programs to rural areas simultaneously broadcasted the truth about Falun Gong for about five minutes. Many in vast rural areas could see it directly. Now, Jiang's regime is terrified. They have rented other satellites for backups and are using more fiber optic cables to broadcast the programs. They still have not found the source of the signal transmission and recently, there are more transmissions reaching many areas.
2. [Beijing] Falun Dafa Practitioner Liu Xiao Suffers Mental Collapse from Torture
Falun Dafa practitioner Liu Xiao is from the Histology Teaching and Research Section, Fundamental Research Department of Beijing Union Medical College. He was arrested in September 2001 and sent to Tuanhe Forced Labor Camp for 18 months. Liu Xiao was a healthy person who suffered a mental collapse from the enormous pressure of the brainwashing he was forced to undergo in Tuanhe Forced Labor Camp. The policemen were afraid to bear their responsibility for persecuting him so they claimed that he feigned his condition and assigned people to monitor him.
3. [China] Two Falun Dafa Banners
At 8:00 a.m. on May 19, while all the police in the city searched for Falun Dafa practitioners throughout the previous evening, Falun Dafa practitioners successfully sent up two hydrogen balloons with Falun Dafa banners on the square right in front of the city government. This inspired all the Falun Dafa practitioners in the city very much. Many practitioners who were relatively passive due to the strong coercion and persecution also went out of their homes to share experiences with fellow practitioners and clarify the truth to everyday people so that they may be offered salvation.
On May 20, the City Public Security Bureau assigned more than 20 policemen to form a "Special Case Team" in a vain attempt to investigate and solve their "case." On the same day, more than 20 fellow practitioners were arrested and sent to the Politics and Security Section of the Public Security Bureau. Falun Dafa practitioners sent forth righteous thoughts together, and as a result, the policemen just hastily questioned each Falun Dafa practitioner and let them go. It is thus clear that our pure righteous thoughts are very powerful. As of now, there are still special vehicles patrolling the square and plain clothes policemen waiting to arrest Falun Dafa practitioners.
4. [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Anyone Who Accesses the Clearwisdom Website Will Be Detained for 15 Days
Changchun City has issued an announcement that anyone found accessing the Clearwisdom website will be detained for 15 days. This is to further control the information on the internet.
5. [Lanzhou City, Gansu Province] Police in Lanzhou City Arrest Many Falun Dafa Practitioners and Send Them to the Brainwashing Center
Falun Dafa practitioner Xu Jianping (male) from Lanzhou City was illegally arrested on October 7, 2001 and was detained in Xiguoyuan Detention Center in Lanzhou City. On June 11 this year, he was released after a public announcement. On his way back home, Xu Jianping was secretly arrested again. It is reported that he is illegally detained in Hualinshan Brainwashing Center and under 24 hours surveillance by people assigned specifically to monitor practitioners.
A group of policemen led by Han Ming from Anning Public Security Bureau of Lanzhou City arrested Falun Dafa practitioner Lu Yuying at her home and sent her to the Gongjiawan Brainwashing Center.
Han Ming, the Chief of the Politics and Security Section of Anning Public Security Bureau, has committed numerous crimes.
On April 30, 2002, Wang Xijun, Section Chief of the Security Section of Shajingyi Construction Company in Lanzhou City sent female employee Zhang Yulian, a Falun Dafa practitioner, to Gongjiawan Brainwashing Center.
According to information, 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] in Lanzhou City recently issued an order to all the work units in the city requiring employers to report Falun Dafa practitioners on a large scale for brainwashing.
6. [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] The Police Department in Dalian City Organizes Brainwashing Classes on July 1, 2002
According to reliable information, the Police Department in Dalian City gave orders to arrest and persecute Falun Dafa practitioners in various areas of Dalian City on July 1st, 2002.
7. [Yongzhou City, Hunan Province] Eager for Promotions, the "610" Personnel Persecutes Middle School Students
Qiyang County, Yongzhou City of Hunan Province collaborated with the "610 Office" of Qidong County. They went to young Falun Dafa practitioner Tan Jiming's school to arrest him but failed, as he was absent. Soon, the "610" personnel broke into and ransacked his home so Tan was forced to leave home. Later, Tan's mother asked the Director of the Police Station for an explanation. She learned the "610 Office" suspected her son to be a contact person for Dafa materials in Qidong and Qiyang Counties and to possess information about the location of the materials site.
It is reported that a reward of a promotion was offered to anyone with information on the Dafa materials site. The "610 Office" also notified the principal of the school that Tan Jiming is not allowed to go to school, nor take the entrance examination for college. They also threatened to ransack his home again and are monitoring his family members around the clock.
8. [Suizhou City, Hubei Province] An Update on Falun Dafa Practitioner Wang Jiangang
Falun Dafa practitioner Wang Jiangang from Suizhou City of Hubei Province was illegally detained in Shayang Forced Labor Camp. He was arrested in early 2001. He was placed in the "Strict Disciplinary Class" and later transferred to the "Strict Disciplinary Team," as he has always been determined in his belief.
9. [Jilin City, Jilin Province] "610 Office" of Jilin City Secretly Plans to Make a Thorough "Inspection" Regarding Falun Dafa Practitioners
The "610 Office" of Jilin City held "Work Conferences" in every county and district last week to arrange for a thorough "inspection" regarding Falun Gong practitioners on July 3.