Latest News from China - 09/09/2002
- [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Without the Presence of Defense Lawyer and Family Members, Ganjingzi District Court Sentences Dafa Practitioner Mr. Liu Hongbo to Ten Years in Jail
- [Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Dafa Practitioners Li Hongying and He Lixia are Detained at Tailai County's Detention Center
- [Lanzhou City, Gansu Province] Incarceration of Dafa Practitioner Li Mingyi at the Xiguoyuan Detention Center
- [Zhanjiang City, Guangdong Province] Arrest of Dafa Practitioner Ms. Bu Xiuying from Mazhang District
- [Nanbu County, Sichuan Province] Persecution Accounts of Dafa Practitioners
- [Sichuan Province] Policemen in the Nanmu Forced Labor Camp Brutally Beat Dafa Practitioner Ms. Wang Tinglian
- [Heilongjiang Province] Slanderous Film Shown to Deceive the Public
- [Beijing City and Harbin City] Brutal Torture of Dafa Practitioner Ms. Xu Menglan to Extort a Confession
- [Zibo City, Shandong Province] Some Police Precincts in the Linzi Area Demand Dafa Practitioners' Pictures and Fingerprints
- [Xunke County, Heilongjiang Province] Arrest of an Older Practitioner, Ms. Zhang Guizhi
- [Shengze County, Hebei Province] Persecution of Dafa Practitioner Ms. Liu Xiumian at the Hands of Jia Jiangong, Director of Shengze County's "610 Office"
- [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Command from Shijiazhuang City's Police Department: Each Police Station has to Arrest 5 Practitioners; otherwise the Police Precinct Director will be Dismissed
- [Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Relentless Arrest of Dafa Practitioners
- [Chaoyang City, Liaoning Province] Policemen from the Qianjin Police Precinct Arrest Dafa Practitioners
- [Liaoning Province] Political Ruffians Show Movies Slandering Dafa and Force People to Watch
- [Xiamen City, Fujian Province] Movies Slandering Dafa Will be Shown
[Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Without the Presence of Defense Lawyer and Family Members, Ganjingzi District Court Sentences Dafa Practitioner Mr. Liu Hongbo to Ten Years in Jail
We had heard recently that Ganjingzi District Court sentenced Dafa practitioner Mr. Liu Hongbo from Dalian City to 10 years in jail. Liu Hongbo refused to accept the verdict and appealed to a higher court, but Dalian City's Intermediate People's Court let the original sentence stand. The following are some details:
Liu Hongbo, 32 years old, is a former staff from the General Section, Operations Department of the Bank of China Dalian City Branch. In 1999, his work unit urged him to quit because he insisted on practicing Falun Gong. In December 1999, he went to Beijing alone, to appeal for Falun Gong and was caught, brought back and put into Dalian City's Yaojia Detention Center. With steadfast righteous thoughts, he was unconditionally released after a three-day hunger strike. Later, on July 21, 2001, personnel from Dalian City's Security Bureau arrested him at home and then sent him again to the Yaojia Detention Center. In the past one plus years, his family members were not allowed to visit him. Lately we had heard that a while ago, without notifying his family members, without a lawyer for him, the defendant, at court, without any legitimate legal procedures, the Ganjingzi District Court sentenced Liu Hongbo to ten years in jail. Liu Hongbo refused to accept the verdict and appealed to a higher court. Dalian City's Intermediate People's Court let the original verdict stand and arrived at that decision under the same circumstances, not informing the defendant's family members, having no lawyer for the defendant at court and not following legitimate legal procedures. At present, Liu Hongbo is still held at Dalian City's Yaojia Detention Center. Detailed information is unknown.
[Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Dafa Practitioners Li Hongying and He Lixia are Detained at Tailai County's Detention Center
Recently, some vile person reported female practitioners Li Hongying and He Lixia from Tailai County to police while the women clarified the truth to local residents of Yantong Village. Personnel from the Political & Security Section of Tailai County arrested them. They are now detained at Tailai County's Detention Center.
[Lanzhou City, Gansu Province] Incarceration of Dafa Practitioner Li Mingyi at the Xiguoyuan Detention Center
Dafa Practitioner Li Mingyi from Lanzhou City was once again arrested and is now held at the Xiguoyuan Detention Center.
[Zhanjiang City, Guangdong Province] Arrest of Dafa Practitioner Ms. Bu Xiuying from Mazhang District
On September 9, 2002, personnel form Mazhang District's "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] forcibly arrested female Dafa practitioner Bu Xiuying, who is over 60 years old while she was at home. Further details are unknown.
[Nanbu County, Sichuan Province] Persecution Accounts of Dafa Practitioners
Since July 20, 1999, in this county, over 20 Dafa practitioners who believe in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance have been sentenced to forced labor; dozens being illegally detained; hundreds had their homes ransacked and money and property worth hundreds of thousands Yuan were extorted. [200 Yuan is the average monthly income in rural arreas of China]. At present, female practitioners Ma Qingchun, Li Mingchun, Jing Huiling and Fan Jinhua are still being held at Sichun Province's Nanmusi Women's Forced Labor Camp. Practitioner Zhang Zhaohong is held at Mianyang City's Xinhua Forced Labor Camp. Female practitioner Fan Ruimin and a male practitioner are held at Nanbu County's Detention Center.
We call on practitioners outside of China and people with a sense of justice to help stop the vicious persecution.
List of Names of Vile Persons in Nanbu County:
Xie Ying is deputy team leader of National Security Brigade of Nanbu County's Police Department and director of "610 Office." This person brought people to ransack practitioners' homes and beat up practitioners many times.
Zhou Wenquan is an instructor at the Huangjin Police Station. While he was working at the Jianxing Police Station, he beat a female practitioner so badly that her mouth bled and became deformed.
Jing Tiequan is a policeman at the Beicheng Police Station. During the period when he was the director of a detention center, he worked actively as an accomplice to persecute Dafa practitioners. Around July 2000, he verbally abused the Dafa practitioners being illegally detained there, punished them by making them kneel down, slapped their faces, forced them to stand a whole day long, put heavy shackles on them and forbid practitioners' family members from sending them clothes.
[Sichuan Province] Policemen in the Nanmu Forced Labor Camp Brutally Beat Dafa Practitioner Ms. Wang Tinglian
At breakfast time, about 7:20 a.m. on June 20, the collaborators [former Falun Gong practitioners who have gone astray due to brainwashing and torture] Guo Hualin and Li Yinghua cursed those who were not singing. All must sing before each of the three meals. Ms. Wang Tinglian, a 54 years old Dafa practitioner, asked them to stop berating them. Guo Hualin became furious and called the assistant team leader on duty, Yin Dan. They pushed Ms. Wang Tinglian into the office and another policewoman, Jiang Jing, was inside. As soon as Ms. Wang entered the office, Yin Dan slapped her in the face. At about 7:50 a.m., the lawless policewoman Liao Xiaoling, who carried out the duty, took an electric baton to shock practitioner Wang the instant she came into the office. Ms. Wang opened the door and showed others how lawless policewomen beat her. At that time another lawless policewoman, Yang Shifeng, was passing by. She then struck Wang's chest very hard with her elbow. Till now, practitioner Wang still suffers from chest pain.
In the Seventh, Eighth and Ninth Team, no matter what happened, the police first verbally abused the determined Dafa practitioners and forced them to stand or sit still for a long periods of time. In this camp, lawless policewomen Liao Xiaoling and Jiang Jing could openly abuse Dafa practitioners. But the situation was even worse in the Seventh Team. Besides sitting in the "army corps" posture, [Practitioners are exposed under the scorching sun. The feet are planted on the fiery ground. The skin on the face peels off from sunburn. Practitioners are also forced to sit on hard ground. The buttocks are covered with sores due to sitting for a long time], Dafa practitioners were often forced to stand still till 12:00 a.m. (midnight) or even until 1:00 a.m. in the morning. No Dafa practitioner was allowed to call their families and the phone fee was very expensive. The collaborators were extremely vicious. They slandered Teacher and Dafa, and cheated Dafa practitioners who were just kidnapped here.
[Heilongjiang Province] Slanderous Film Shown to Deceive the Public
Heilongjiang Province's Film Company recently bought a film that libeled Falun Gong. This film was openly playing in the province beginning from September 3. Some related departments had already co-signed a notice to organize people to watch the film. They continued to poison the minds of numerous people who didn't know the truth of Falun Gong.
[Beijing City and Harbin City] Brutal Torture of Dafa Practitioner Ms. Xu Menglan to Extort a Confession
Ms. Xu Menglan, a Dafa practitioner, earned a living with her husband who didn't practice Falun Gong by selling fruits in Beijing. On April 21, 2002, several vile persons from Beijing City's Fengtai Police Precinct arrested the couple who even was not given time to put on their shoes. They were illegally detained at the Fengtai Police Precinct for five days. Lawless policemen required Xu to admit that she bombed a building in Harbin City. As long as Xu didn't admit it, they kept brutally beating her, kicking her and tortured her into unconsciousness three times, but each time they revived her by splashing cold water on her. Xu's husband was also brutally beaten and questioned, "What has Xu Menglan done?" They kept on beating him in order to force him to frame his wife. The lawless policeman even tortured him by pouring boiling water on him. When the couple was taken into the train for a return back to Harbin City, Xu saw her husband couldn't lift one of his legs and had to drag the leg while walking.
On May 14, they were put into Harbin City's Second Detention Center. Interrogators Liu Wei and Li Jiman, from the seventh section, showed Xu some pictures and asked her to tell them the names of the people in the pictures. But Xu couldn't identify anyone. So she was again brutally beaten by these two interrogators. She suffered from a massive hemorrhage to her cardiac muscle and a myocardial infarction (heart attack) due to the torture. The Second Detention Center dared not to keep Xu and requested a medical exam for her. The interrogators were reluctant to do so, but after the examination, the interrogators even claimed that Xu was in satisfactory condition even though she was clearly in physical danger. The doctor in the second detention center later provided the above-mentioned correct diagnosis.
[Zibo City, Shandong Province] Some Police Precincts in the Linzi Area Demand Dafa Practitioners' Pictures and Fingerprints
Recently some police precincts in the Linzi Area of Zibo City/Shandong Province took the excuse of checking registered permanent residents to obtain Dafa practitioners' pictures, signatures and fingerprints.
[Xunke County, Heilongjiang Province] Arrest of an Older Practitioner, Ms. Zhang Guizhi
On August 18, older practitioner Ms. Zhang Guizhi from Xunke County/Heilongjiang Province was arrested when she was distributing Dafa truth-clarifying materials. At about 10:00 p.m. that night, lawless policemen illegally broke into her home and took away her husband who didn't practice Falun Gong. They also confiscated Dafa books and a video player. They threatened her husband who is over 60 years old to divulge where the truth-clarifying materials came from. The old man said he indeed knew nothing. Then the policeman shouted at him, "I will sentence you into imprisonment if you don't tell us!" They illegally detained him 24 hours. Now the over 60-year-old Dafa practitioner Zhang Guizhi is still illegally detained at Xunke County's Detention Center and suffers severe persecution. Her families went to the police precinct to require them to release Zhang, but the man in charge replied that the case had already been reported to the provincial government, so they had no right to release her.
[Shengze County, Hebei Province] Persecution of Dafa Practitioner Ms. Liu Xiumian at the Hands of Jia Jiangong, Director of Shengze County's "610 Office"
Jia Jiangong, director of Hebei Province/Shengze County's "610 Office" has sent many practitioners to Shijiazhuang City's Forced Labor Camp since he was appointed as its director. He attempted to put practitioner Ms. Liu Wuying into the labor camp, but she was rejected because of her poor health. Now her whereabouts are unknown. Jia Jiangong sent practitioner Ms. Liu Xiumian to Xinji City's Brainwashing Class and exclaimed that she had to give up Falun Dafa practice; otherwise, she would be beaten up and not allowed to go back to Shengze County. This vicious order caused Liu Xiumian to suffer all kinds of torture. She was deprived of sleep for almost a month and her hands were often handcuffed behind the back. She was hung up and beaten till the stick broke, and was forced to stand in the middle of three desks for a long time, which led to swelling of her body. The evil ruffian said while beating her, "It is director Jia Jianong's orders that give us authority to beat you."
[Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Command from Shijiazhuang City's Police Department: Each Police Station has to Arrest 5 Practitioners; otherwise the Police Precinct Director will be Dismissed
It is reported that Shijiazhuang City's Police Department plotted a new round of persecutions again practitioners. The new plan listed a quota of practitioners that each police precinct has to arrest. Each police precinct must arrest at least five practitioners; otherwise, the director of the police precinct would be dismissed.
[Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Relentless Arrest of Dafa Practitioners
On the evening of September 5, 2002, Dafa practitioner Dai Yi and his wife Sheng Xiaoyun were illegally arrested at home. Their little daughter was left behind at home. Another six practitioners, including Ms. Ge Guixiang, were arrested in August 2002 and their situations are unknown.
Recently, Dafa practitioners are continuously being arrested. One Dafa materials center was ransacked, which caused a big loss.
[Chaoyang City, Liaoning Province] Policemen from the Qianjin Police Precinct Arrest Dafa Practitioners
At 9:30 a.m. on August 23, 2002, two policemen from Chaoyang City's Qianjin Police Precinct arrested Dafa practitioner Mr. Li Guoyi.
In the middle of July 2002, Bai Wenyou, from the Political and Security Section of Chaoyang City's Shuangta Police Precinct, led several policemen to break into practitioner Mr. Li Hongwei's home in an attempt to arrest him. Li took a chance and escaped, but Bai Wenyou ransacked his home anyway.
[Liaoning Province] Political Ruffians Show Movies Slandering Dafa and Force People to Watch
[Xiamen City, Fujian Province] Movies Slandering Dafa will be Shown
It was reported in the Liaoning Province Law Newspaper that several movies slandering Dafa were recently shown in Liaoning Province. Persons from the local "610 Offices" are forcing people to watch. [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 system].
[Xiamen City, Fujian Province] Movies Slandering Dafa Will be Shown
We have heard that movies slandering Dafa are going to be shown in Xiamen City from September 8 till the middle of September.
September 8, 2002