Latest News from China - 07/31/2002
- [Zhuozhou City, Hebei Province] Fabricated News on Zhuozhou City's TV Station
- [Qingdao City, Shandong Province] Arrest of Dafa Practitioners Wang Tao and Li Guang
- [Hainan Province] The First Group of Sentenced Dafa Practitioners are Detained Together
- [Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province] Lawless Policemen Hold Brainwashing Classes and Arrest Dafa Practitioners
- [Xiangtan City, Hunan Province] The "610 Office" Begins a Survey Attempting to Escalate the Persecution Against Falun Dafa Practitioners
- [Taiyuan City, Shanxi Province] Director of "610 Office" Meets with Karmic Retribution But Still Shows No Repentance
- [Suihua City, Heilongjiang Province] Brainwashing Center Expected to be Completed By the End of September
- [Baiyin City, Gansu Province] Dafa Practitioners Arrested on Their Way Home
- [Yushu City, Jilin Province] Officials Report Incorrect Results on "Transformation Ratio"
- [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Persecution Continues Unchecked; Hatchet Man, Wang Zhigang, Continues His Crime Spree
- [Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province] Dafa Practitioner's Arrest While Distributing Dafa Truth-Clarifying Materials
- [Beijing City] List of Names of Collaborators in the Fangshan District
[Zhuozhou City, Hebei Province] Fabricated News on Zhuozhou City's TV Station
A few days ago, Hebei Province/Zhuozhou City's TV Station broadcast a piece of fabricated news: "Mr. Yao Jian, a Dafa practitioner who worked at Zhuozhou City's No.4 Hospital, suffered from a mental disorder because of Falun Gong practice."
The fact was that on the morning of April 30, 2002 when Dafa practitioners Yao Jian and Ms. Xing Xiuqin from Zhuozhou City's No. 4 Hospital were on duty, officials 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] Zhuozhou City's Police Department and Zhuozhou City's No. 4 Hospital forced them to write the "guarantee statement" [to stop practicing Falun Gong and renounce their belief] Xing Xiuqin was arrested because she refused to write such "guarantee statement," and Yao Jian was injured and lost consciousness during the forcible arrest. He was forced into a police car. Policemen were afraid that he would die, so they sent him back to the No. 4 Hospital for emergency treatment. Later, Yao Jian was sent back home for recuperation, but was under surveillance the whole time. In order to resist the evil persecution, Yao Jian had to leave his home, and now his current situation is unknown.
[Qingdao City, Shandong Province] Arrest of Dafa Practitioners Wang Tao and Li Guang
Near the date of July 20, a vile person successively tracked,and illegally arrested Dafa practitioners Wang Tao and Li Guang from Qingdao City. Their whereabouts are now unknown.
In March, Tian He, Wei Wei and Tian Yongjian who made Falun Gong truth-clarifying materials in Qingdao City, were arrested and illegally sent to Li Village and sentenced to forced labor. All three of these Dafa practitioners were young.
[Hainan Province] The First Group of Sentenced Dafa Practitioners are Detained Together
Dafa practitioners Song Yuesheng, Chen Yuan, Jiang Shilong, and six other practitioners from Hainan Province, who were the first group of Dafa practitioners being illegally sentenced to imprisonment in China, were collectively detained at Hainan Province's Remand Home. Guards used the excuse of "collective study" [government name for brainwashing] to refuse these practitioners' families permission to see them, and they also claimed, "No practitioner can see his family unless he is transformed [brainwashed to renounce his/her belief]." Jiang Shilong was sentenced to three years of imprisonment. His detention term was to expire in the middle of August.
[Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province] Lawless Policemen Hold Brainwashing Class and Arrest Dafa Practitioners
At 11:00a.m. on July 22, 2002, while Dafa practitioner Mr. Miao Jianguo was working, personnel from the Security Section of Jinzhou City's Eastern Vehicle Segment in Liaoning Province and the Zhengda Police Precinct forcibly took him to Jinzhou City's Brainwashing Center.
[Xiangtan City, Hunan Province] The "610 Office" Begins a Survey Attempting to Escalate the Persecution Against Falun Dafa and Practitioners
The "610 Office" in Xiangtan City is conducting a mandatory survey on all local Falun Gong practitioners, including those determined practitioners who could not be "transformed," those who missed registering in previous surveys, those who came back to cultivation again, and those who were formerly "transformed," but could still possibly go back to Falun Gong practice. Officials of all "610 Offices" from all counties in Xiangtan City and all personnel from the Political and Judiciary Committees are taking the action separately to the government at the lowest levels. (Note: The "610 Office" is 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).
It is said this survey is being conducted for preparations for the 16th "People's Party Congress" taking place in October 2002. There is a plot for a new round of persecution against Falun Gong as well. Like the large-scale raids conducted during the Spring Festival of 2001, the authorities attempt to take many practitioners to the brainwashing center.
[Taiyuan City, Shanxi Province] Director of "610 Office" Meets with karmic Retribution But Shows No Repentance
Since July 20, 1999, Li Dongfu, director of Taiyuan City's Political and Judiciary Committee and Taiyuan City's "610 Office" has been closely following Jiang and Luo's Regime to persecute Dafa practitioners. He plotted to strengthen his political background by suppressing Dafa. He himself created many malicious persecution methods. For example, last year he illegally set up a brainwashing class in Taiyun City's Zhencheng Forced Labor Camp and arrested over a hundred practitioners to attend the forced brainwashing. In May last year, he sent down a "document" from the central government's "610 Office" that authorities should persecute Dafa practitioners by using "heavy forced labor and heavy sentences" and put practitioners into detention centers, forced labor camps and jails in turn to torture them. Afterwards, we found out that all those practitioners who had been sentenced to forced labor were all sentenced to three years of imprisonment. Li Dongfu recklessly spent public money, sending people to Beijing to learn so-called "advanced methods" to escalate the persecution. Not long ago, practitioners Mr. Sun Baoguo and Mr.Wu Chiping, who were illegally sent into forced labor camp last year from a brainwashing class, were sent to Beijing's notorious Tuanhe Forced Labor Camp for further persecution. He also ordered two collaborators [former Falun Gong practitioners who have gone astray due to brainwashing and torture] as attendants.
[Suihua City, Heilongjiang Province] Brainwashing Center Expected to be Completed By the End of September
It was reported that the biggest brainwashing center funded by Jiang's government and located near Suihua City's Detention Center is expected to be ready for occupancy by the end of September. After it is set up, practitioners in Heilongjiang Province and other local areas could be persecuted there. We hope practitioners will send forth the purest, righteous thoughts to eliminate this evil arrangement.
[Baiyin City, Gansu Province] Dafa Practitioners Arrested on Their Way Home
Policemen from Baiyin City's Police Department illegally arrested Dafa practitioners Ms. Wang Hui and Ms. Zhang Xiaojing from Baiyin City/Gansu Province on their way home. Wang Hui firmly resisted the illegal arrest and spoke loudly, "Falun Dafa is Good!" She was forcibly carried into the police car and sent to Baiyin City's Detention Center. Wang Hui protested the illegal detention. After 8 days' hunger strike, she was sent to a hospital for force-feeding. At present, her life situation is critical.
Dafa practitioner Mr. Jia Peifu, 62 years old, from Baiyin City/Gansu Province, firmly believes in the cosmic principles of "Truth-Compassion-Tolerance" and did not give up Dafa practice. Policemen illegally ransacked his home and found Dafa flyers and truth-clarifying VCD. Afterwards, he was illegally sentenced to two years of forced labor. The labor camp did not accept him. Subsequently he was sent to a detention center for unlimited detention. Police officer Zhang Mingcai claimed Jia's detention would last till the conclusion of the Sixteenth People's Party Congress."
[Yushu City, Jilin Province] Officials Report Incorrect Results on "Transformation Ratio"
56-year-old Dafa practitioner Ms. Cui Zhanyun is being held at the Heizuizi Women's Forced Labor Camp. Several vicious policemen forcibly held her hand to press her fingerprint on a printed document and, afterwards, in order to deceive other practitioners, they spread rumors such as 'even such a steadfast Dafa practitioner did such a thing and other lies.' At the same time, they also fraudulently reported to their supervisors that their transformation ratio has reached such and such a quota.
A few days ago, a neighbor reported Dafa practitioner Mu from Yaoxin Village, Xinzhuang Town/Yushu City was reported to the police. The officers confiscated some Dafa truth-clarifying materials from his home and sent him to Yushu City's Detention Center. The authorities also attempted to extort 300 Yuan [300 Yuan is the average monthly income in rural areas of China] "brainwashing fee" per month from his family members but were refused. The practitioner was therefore sent to a forced labor camp.
In March 2002, Dafa practitioners Ms. Jiang Ping and Ms. Li Hongbo from Yushu City's Huancheng Credit Union were suspended from work and their work unit forced them to do "self-examination." They were only paid a minimum subsidy during that period of time. On the morning of July 27, 2002, personnel from Yushu City's "610 Office" and National Security Brigade forcibly arrested them at their work unit. They are now held at Yushu City's Detention Center.
During the last few days, persons from local police stations visited many practitioners' homes to see if they were at home. This happened in other areas as well. Every time before they arrest practitioners, they would check practitioners' situation first.
[Changchun City, Jilin Province] Persecution Continues Unchecked; Hatchet Man, Wang Zhigang, Continues His Crime Spree
Recently, authorities in Changchun City were again relentlessly arresting Dafa practitioners. Practitioners who were listed as "key persons" were asked to write the "five statements." The lawless personnel claimed whoever refused to write was to be forcibly taken to a brainwashing class. Those who insist on cultivating after brainwashing would be detained or even sentenced. Policemen even broke into Dafa practitioners' homes and searched for Dafa books when the practitioners were not at home.
There is a true hatchet man in Changchun City, Wang Zhigang, who is dedicated to slander Dafa. Many times did he go to the forced labor camps and brainwashing classes to persecute Dafa practitioners. He also wrote a lot of articles to viciously slander Dafa and attack Dafa websites.
[Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province] Dafa Practitioner's Arrest During Distribution of Dafa Truth-Clarifying Materials
On the evening of July 22, police from the Changhong Police Precinct arrested Dafa practitioner Ms. Zhang Fenghua from Jiamusi City while she distributed Dafa truth-clarifying materials.
[Beijing City] List of Names of Collaborators in the Fangshan District
Li Xuedong, male, is a resident of Banbidian Village/Hebei Town. He gave up cultivation at the beginning of 2001 and was appointed as "deputy monitor" of the brainwashing class. He provided a list of names to the local "610 Office," to persecute Falun Gong practitioners. Before he betrayed Dafa, he had taken a lot of money from practitioners from other places.
Shi Huirong and Sun Baoyan, female, were former officials from Fangshan District's Liangxiang Hospital. They became brainwashed and turned against Falun Dafa and renounced their belief. They now work at the district's "610 Office" and are dedicated to persecuting Dafa practitioners.
Sun Jingshun, male, is a resident of Nancheying Village/Hebei Township. He went astray due to severe pressure and brainwashing while in the brainwashing class and is now working at the district's "610 Office" and is dedicated to persecuting Dafa practitioners.
Wang Guiying, female, is a resident of Huangxinzhuang Village, Jiaodao Township/Fangshan District. She had very severe diseases that were cured after she practiced Falun Gong. She renounced her belief in the brainwashing class and is participating in the persecution against Dafa practitioners.
The Xie Weigang couple lives in Ligezhuang Village/Hebei Township. They revealed the address of a Dafa material center after they gave up cultivating Truth-Compassion-Tolerance. They exerted their utmost abilities to persecute Dafa practitioners at the brainwashing class.