Latest News from China - 08/22/2002
- [Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Local "610 Office" to Expand
- [Lanzhou City, Gansu Province] Police Besiege Practitioners for Nine Days
- [Hebei Province] Brainwashing Center in the Capital of Hebei Province Continues to Suppress the Freedom of Belief
- [Shenze County, Hebei Province] Police Officer Stops His Father from Practicing Falun Gong; Father Dies
- [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Practitioner Arrested, Home Ransacked
- [Lanzhou City, Gansu Province] Two Sites of Falun Gong Truth Clarifying Materials Damaged by the Police
- [Gansu Province] Xiguoyuan Detention Center Cruelly Tortures Practitioners on Hunger Strike
- [Handan City, Hebei Province] Senior Engineer of Steel Company Sent to the Gaoyang Forced Labor Camp after Receiving Brutal Torture
- [Wuhan, Hubei Province] Qiaokou District Brainwashing Center Uses Drugs to Confuse Dafa Practitioners
- [China] Practitioners Successfully Prevent a Serious Rumor from Spreading
- [China] Chinese Government Blocks the Fenghuang Satellite TV Program for One Week
- [Hebei province] Zhang Yun Is Sent to Brainwashing Class After Being Released from Labor Camp
- [Beijing] Police in Miyun County Trap People into Committing Crimes
- [Gaoyi County, Hebei Province] 610 Office Again Arrests Dafa Practitioner Shen Yanmei to Brainwashing Class
- [China] Collaborators Damage Dafa
1. [Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Local "610 Office" to Expand
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 Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province is increasing its headcount. 30 more people are to be hired. This is an attempt to keep up the persecution, which the government can hardly sustain.
2. [Lanzhou City, Gansu Province] Police Besiege Practitioners for Nine Days
On August 14, Falun Dafa practitioner Qu Shufan, female, from Haishiwan in Honggu District, was hosting some practitioners sharing experiences in her home. Qu is an employee of Lanzhou Carbon Factory. She recently walked away from a brainwashing class, and the police have issued a warrant for her. Villains informed the police of the gathering of practitioners. The Haishiwan Police Station, the Honggu District Police Department, the "610 Office" of Lanzhou Carbon Factory, and the Political Security Section of the Minhe County Police Department in Qinghai Province sent out several dozen police officers to besiege the 5th floor apartment where the gathering was held. Plainclothes police have been stationed there for nine days so far. Three practitioners who left the room on the first day were arrested and have been later sent to the Lanzhou Brainwashing Class. Other practitioners remain under siege in the apartment. The police have spread a rumor that the practitioners are about to jump from the windows and ignite gas tanks. Relatives are not allowed to send in food. Qu Shufan's neighbor across from the hallway and other neighbors above and below her floor have been forced out and to rent their rooms to the police. According to those who have been forced to give up their rooms, the police told them, "If you don't let the police have the rooms, you and your spouse will be both laid off from work." The apartment is under round-the-clock surveillance.
Also, on the third day of the siege, Falun Dafa practitioner Liu Guihua (female) and her daughter were taken to the police station. The police asked Liu to persuade other practitioners to come out of the room. Liu firmly declined. Liu was then illegally sent to a forced labor camp. However, she didn't pass the physical examination and was later sent to the Lanzhou Brainwashing Class.
3. [Hebei Province] Brainwashing Center in the Capital of Hebei Province Continues to Suppress the Freedom of Belief
Recently the brainwashing center in the capital of Hebei Province has systematically arrested Falun Dafa practitioners across the entire province. Some people have been brainwashed and have given up their belief in "Truthfulness-Benevolence-Forbearance." These brainwashed people have provided the police information on practitioners who are staying away from their homes due to police persecution. Damage has been done in a few areas. Recently, the brainwashing center is planning a new round of persecution.
4. [Shenze County, Hebei Province] Police Officer Stops His Father from Practicing Falun Gong; Father Dies
Police officer Peng Yusong of the political security section in the Shenze County Police Department in Hebei Province is known for his fierceness and brutality when it comes to torturing Falun Dafa practitioners. He organized his entire family to stop his father from practicing Falun Gong. In the end, his father was forced to give up practicing. His father recently died, as many illnesses came back when he stopped practicing Falun Gong.
5. [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Practitioner Arrested, Home Ransacked
Falun Dafa practitioner Zhao Yuanhai, 59 years old, is from Zhentou Village in the suburbs of Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province. Police from the Dongli Police Station in Qiaoxi District unreasonably arrested him at the end of July when he was clarifying the truth of Falun Gong. His home has been ransacked and his whereabouts are not known.
Organizations accountable for Zhao's disappearance: the "610 Office" in Qiaoxi District, the Dongli Police Station in Qiaoxi District.
Telephone numbers of Zhao Yuanhai's family and relatives:
Wu Shengpu: 86-311-3029250.
Wu Shengliang: 86-311-3024189.
Wu Suzhen: 86-311-3027893.
6. [Lanzhou City, Gansu Province] Two Sites of Falun Gong Truth Clarifying Materials Damaged by the Police
Recently two sites of Falun Gong truth clarifying materials have been damaged. Several people have been arrested. Those whose names are known include: Zhang Ping, the two young brothers of the last name of Wei, junior Qiang, elder Qiao, and an elderly couple by the name of Liu.
7. [Gansu Province] Xiguoyuan Detention Center Cruelly Tortures Falun Dafa Practitioners on Hunger Strike
Falun Dafa practitioner Li Qiuxiang, female, suffered from serious injuries due to police brutality in the Xiguoyuan Detention Center. Other practitioners illegally held in the detention center have started a hunger strike in protest. The police have put on extra heavy shackles on practitioners on the hunger strike and force-fed them. These practitioners are sent to tightly locked rooms in hot summer days and are not allowed to come out for a break as other detainees. Currently there are two Falun Dafa practitioners in the No. 14 Brigade and eight practitioners in the No. 15 Brigade. Sun Yuelian, director of the No. 15 Brigade, and Chen, chief of the detention center, have committed serious crimes against practitioners.
8. [Handan City, Hebei Province] Senior Engineer of Handan Steel Company Is Sent to the Gaoyang Forced Labor Camp after Receiving Brutal Torture
Starting from July 2, the police have escalated the persecution of Falun Dafa practitioner Qin Zhongke (male, almost 60 years old.) First they ordered two females who had been brainwashed to "work on" him through the entire night. Then the evil people took turns to threaten, entice, and apply other pressures on him. He was deprived of sleep and ordered to stand facing the wall for an extended period of time. Due to the punishment of standing for a long time, Qin Zhongke's feet turned red and swelled out of shape. Traces of blood started to eek out. The police worried that an incident similar to that of Yang Baochun might happen (Falun Dafa practitioner Yang Baochun was seriously tortured in the Handan City Forced Labor Camp in 2001, and ended up having both legs amputated) To avoid being held responsible for such an incident, the police allowed Qin Zhongke to sit on a canvas stool. The persecution lasted until the night of July 21 when Qin was eventually allowed to sleep. On July 24, Qin was transferred to the No. 8 Class in Gaoyang Forced Labor Camp for continued persecution.
Falun Dafa practitioner Zhang Hongbin was transferred to the special administration team in the Handan Forced Labor Camp. Around 3:00 pm July 16, the police ordered other employees of the forced labor camp to place Zhang on a "tiger bench" for torture. However Zhang Hongbin did not give in. The police constantly transfer Zhang Hongbin to different classes. On July 31, police officer Xing Yansheng said, "You won't have any meals if you refuse to be transformed [brainwashed]." Zhang was forced to look at others when they ate and was not allowed to have the meal.
The No. 8 Class in the special administration team in the Handan Forced Labor Camp is made of these brainwashed people:
Li Juxiang (from Wu'an)
Chen Zhaofu (from Nangong)
Liu Wenli (from Nangong)
Yan Yinqiang (from Nangong)
Zhao Shenxing (from Wu'an)
Luo Xiangming (from Quzhou)
Zhang Fenggang (from Qiu County)
Xie Qijian (from Langfang)
Among them, Zhao Shenxing, Luo Xiangming, and Zhang Fenggang have been released from the forced labor. They are helping the evil forces in the Handan Brainwashing Center.
Telephone number of the special administration team in the Handan Forced Labor Camp: 86-310-4010707, extension 8312.
9. [Wuhan, Hubei Province] Qiaokou District Brainwashing Center Uses Drugs to Confuse Dafa Practitioners
From June 10 to July 10 of this year the Qiaokou District brainwashing center held a so-called "Month of Closed-Door Teaching" targeting Dafa practitioners. Those in charge secretly added drugs to the food at each meal. After practitioners ate the food they became very drowsy, but the staff would not permit them to sleep. Under these circumstances practitioners could not remain clear-headed indefinitely, and malicious individuals were able to force them to write the so-called "Disssociation Statement" [A statement to declare a dissociation with Falun Gong and promise not go to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong.] Some practitioners spotted them adding drugs to the food and interrogated them, but the evil ones lied, saying they were only adding medicine to treat hypertension. Actually these practitioners do not have hypertension at all.
Inhumane officials even ordered Dafa practitioners to stay in the fields "to feed the mosquitoes," depriving them of sleep for 24 hours and forcing them to stand against a wall. They also forbid practitioners from bathing, sometimes for as long as a week.
The lawless people in charge of the brainwashing class even put Teacher's name on the ground, forcing people to step on it and threatening practitioners if they refused.
10. [China] Practitioners Successfully Prevent a Serious Rumor from Spreading
For unknown reasons a person was burned to death with two buckets of petroleum this past May, and rumor spread that it was related to Falun Gong. Dafa practitioners heard this rumor and called the 610 Office immediately. The 610 Office head replied that the police were investigating the incident. Three months have passed and the rumor has been eliminated in the Fa rectification process.
11. [China] Chinese Government Blocks the Fenghuang Satellite TV Program for One Week
During the fifth anniversary of Hong Kong Handover Day, the Chinese government blocked transmission of Fenghuang satellite TV for one week, causing much comment. Falun Gong is legal in Hong Kong. During the celebration ceremony it would have been difficult to guarantee that Falun Gong would not appear. In order to prevent people inside China from knowing the truth, Fenghuang, the only satellite TV channel accessible in Mainland China, was blacked out.
12. [Hebei province] Zhang Yun Is Sent to Brainwashing Class After Being Released from Labor Camp
Dafa practitioner Zhang Yun is a police officer at a Hebei jail. In the spring of 2001 he was sentenced to one year of forced labor because he insisted on practicing Falun Dafa. He was sent to the Shijiazhuang Labor Camp first and later was transferred to Tangshan City. In the labor camp he suffered all kinds of tortures. By the following spring Zhang Yun had served his term and should have been unconditionally released. However the Luquan City police sent him to the city's brainwashing class and subjected him to additional mental persecution.
13. [Beijing] Police in Miyun County Trap People into Committing Crimes
On the morning of August 15, 2002, at the Dongshaoqu Farm Market in Miyun County, a notice was distributed that viciously attacked Dafa and encouraged people to betray Dafa practitioners. Many benevolent people threw the notices stuffed into their hands to the ground; some people tore them up right away. This campaign was instigated by the 610 Office and carried out by several 610 staff members and officials from the Miyun County Police Department, the Dongshaoqu government, the Dongshaoqu Police Station, and the Dongshaoqu Education Committee.
In addition, those evil individuals not only distributed notices themselves but also hired unemployed people and even innocent students who do not know the truth, thereby poisoning even more people. Those involved in this event are:
Cui Shenghua, female, director, Dongshaoqu 610 Office. Home phone: 86-10-61061298
Li Guihua, female, staff, 610 Office
Gu Fushun, male, Dongshaoqu government official
Wang Ruiming, male, deputy director of the Dongshaoqu Police Station
Director's office, police station: 86-10-61011385
Police station office: 86-10-61062215
Li Debao, male, police officer at the Dongshaoqu police station
Miyun County 610 Office: 86-10-69066494
Director of Miyun County 610 office: Hao Jiarui
Deputy director: Fan Yingqi
Dongshaoqu Party Committee Office: 86-10-61061036.
Secretary's Office: 86-10-61011112
Dongshaoqu Town Mayor Office: 86-10-61011221.
Government Office: 86-10-61061051
Dongshaoqu 610 Office mailing address: Dongshaoqu Government, Miyun County, Beijing
Post code: 101501
14. [Gaoyi County, Hebei Province] 610 Office Again Arrests Dafa Practitioner Shen Yanmei to Brainwashing Class
At 5 am on August 1, the 610 Office Police Station arrested Dafa practitioner Shen Yanmei at her house and took her to the Hebei brainwashing center in Shijiazhuang for further persecution. At present, the perpetrators are continuing to persecute Dafa practitioners.
List of criminals:
Li Lianping, Deputy Secretary of Gaoyi County and Head of the 610 Office, cell: 86-130803212568; office: 86-311-4031519, home s 86-311-4031299
Zeng Jun: Secretary of the Political and Judiciary Committee. Cell: 86-13503116856, Office: 86-311-4031787, home: 86-311-4031787
Wu Junke: an evil person in the 610 Office. Home: 86-311-4036566
Niu Shengbiao: the head of the political security section: home: 86-311-4032726
15. [China] Collaborators Damage Dafa
Recently several collaborators [former Falun Gong practitioners who have gone astray due to brainwashing and torture] went to Dafa practitioners' homes to damage Dafa in the name of doing multilevel marketing.
Sun, in her forties, lives in Changchun. She preys on Dafa practitioners who are in difficult economic circumstances to do multilevel marketing, thereby preventing them from going to Beijing to appeal and clarify the truth.
Li, in his thirties, has denied the truth of articles on Minghui and circulated rumors to damage righteous belief towards Dafa. He has proclaimed such nonsense as "Fa rectification has finished" and "Practitioners do not need to practice anymore."
There are two middle-aged women in the Jilin area that have gone all over to damage Dafa and prevent Dafa practitioners from clarifying the truth. They have distorted the meaning of Dafa and repeated false statements like: "Fa rectification has finished," and "Dafa books do not need to be kept anymore, etc."