Latest News from China - 09/11/2002
- [Tangshan City, Hebei Province] Brutal Torture of Dafa Practitioners at the Hands of Kaiping Police at a Brainwashing Center
- [Tianjin City] Practitioner Mr. Wang Zhiwen Illegally Detained at the Chadianzhan Jail
- [Panjing City, Liaoning Province] Under Jiang Regime's "28 Items" Order, Lawless Officials Adopt State Terrorism
- [Mengyin County, Shandong Province] "610 Office" Kidnaps Practitioners and Sends Them to Forced Labor Camp
- [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Arrest of Practitioner Mr. Zhang Sifeng
- [Shuangyashan City, Heilongjiang Province] Inhuman Torture of Practitioners
- [China] Regime's Vicious Order: No Release of Falun Gong Practitioners Before the 16th People's Congress in November
- [Lanzhou City, Gansu Province] Police Secretly Conduct a Blanket Arrest of Dafa Practitioners
- [Chaoyang City, Liaoning Province] Chaoyang City's Deputy Mayor Persecutes Innocent People in Lingyuan City
[Tangshan City, Hebei Province] Brutal Torture of Practitioners at the Hands of Kaiping Police at a Brainwashing Center
Tangshan City's Kaiping Police Precinct personnel have detained over 200 Dafa practitioners at a newly set up brainwashing center. Practitioners do not have enough to eat and are totally deprived of personal freedom. They are under surveillance even when they use the bathroom. Practitioners who refuse to write the "guarantee statement" would be beaten up. [Please note: The guarantee statement requires practitioners to state that they regret practicing Falun Dafa, will not go to Beijing to appeal, will never again associate with practitioners and will give up the practice of Falun Dafa] Some Dafa practitioners were even beaten unconscious. Each Dafa practitioner is "fined" several thousand to over ten thousand Yuan [500 Yuan is average monthly income in urban areas of China], otherwise he/she wouldn't be released. Personnel at the brainwashing center used persecuting Dafa practitioners as a way of extorting money. As many citizens said, "Thieves used to hide in remote mountains, but now they are in the ranks of the police."
[Tianjin City] Practitioner Mr. Wang Zhiwen is Illegally Detained at the Chadianzhan Jail
It has been verified that Mr. Wang Zhiwhen, a former Falun Dafa volunteer contact person, is illegally detained at Tianjin City's Chadianzhan Jail. His family members have been to visit him.
[Panjing City, Liaoning Province] Under Jiang Regime's "28 Items" Order, Lawless Officials Adopt State Terrorism
According to inside sources, Jiang's regime sent down an order known as "28 items" to especially persecute Dafa and Dafa practitioners. It proclaimed to escalate the persecution against Dafa practitioners. In order to execute this criminal order, authorities from Panjing City in Liaoning Province especially budgeted 270,000 Yuan to hire people to watch and track Dafa practitioners, in addition to the attempt to set up a brainwashing center. It was said that whoever reports Dafa practitioners to police once would be awarded 500 to 5,000 Yuan.
[Mengyin County, Shandong Province] "610 Office" Kidnaps Practitioners and Sends Them to Forced Labor Camp
Recently, in order to relentlessly arrest Dafa practitioners, officials from Mengyin County's "610 Office" staked out certain spots, tracked practitioners, ransacked practitioners' houses and tapped practitioners' phones. Sixty-year-old practitioner Mr. Luu Dianyi was arrested at 7:00 p.m. when he was away from home. His home was ransacked at around 10:00 p.m. that night, for the second time in two months. Dafa practitioners Mr. Cui Hongde, Mr. Qi Youjun, Mr. Wang Mingjun, Mr. Shi Zengshan and dozens of others were detained at a brainwashing class for persecution. Many other practitioners were forced to live in exile.
Dafa practitioner Mr. Liu Xiangyi and Mr. Zhao Chuanwu were illegally sentenced. Practitioners Mr. Liu Fenghou, Ms. Yi Shuling, Ms. Liu Guimei and Mr. Wang Tao were illegally put into a forced labor camp.
[Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Arrest of Dafa Practitioner Mr. Zhang Sifeng
Dafa practitioner Zhang Sifeng was an employee at Wuhan City's Huayuan Electric Engineering Responsibility Company Ltd. He was arrested many times and illegally sentenced to one year of forced labor because of his determination in Dafa. Recently, policemen from the Hanyang Jianqiao Police Precinct and the Jianqiao Street Administration Office arrested him on his way home. His whereabouts are unknown.
[Shuangyashan City, Heilongjiang Province] Inhuman Torture of Practitioners
On July 24, 2002, 28-year-old Ms. Song Weiying was illegally arrested. During the interrogation, the policemen were afraid of being seen. They closed all doors and windows, then grabbed Song by the hair, beat her with a wire whip and kicked her.
During the detention, policemen in charge of her case came to take a picture of Song, but she refused them. Afterwards, she was brutally beaten up. Director Bai Shuwen put her in shackles for eight days because she insisted on practicing the Falun Gong exercises. Song Weiying's body was injured in many places. Her eyes were swollen and black, and her legs were injured. Her entire body was covered with bruises. On August 27, female warden Zhu Yaru and director Bai Shuwen put shackles on Song Weiying and forced her to sit on an iron chair while she was on a hunger strike.
Right now, there are eight female practitioners detained at Shuangyashan City's Detention Center. The number of male practitioners is unknown. Ms. Yan Xihua and Ms. Quan Shuzhi were forced to sit on the iron chair and were put in shackles because they practiced the Falun Gong exercises. Director Bai Shuwen beat Yan Xihua's face with the handle of a broom. Ms. Li Guizhen was also put on shackles due to practicing exercises. At present, practitioners Mr. Hu Guangming, Mr. Yan Chengyou and Mr. Liu Jinshan are on a hunger strike.
[China] Regime's Vicious Order: No Release of Falun Gong Practitioners Before the 16th People's Congress in November
Recently, police departments nationwide received a secret document from the Central Committee, ordering that no Falun Gong practitioner is allowed to be released prior the 16th People's Congress.
[Lanzhou City, Gansu Province] Police Secretly Conduct a Blanket Arrest of Dafa Practitioners
After some people of justice broadcast Dafa truth-clarifying programs on TV in some areas of Gansu Province, the police there began a sweep of the area, arresting Dafa practitioners who are suspected of any connection to the event. The police are using various means to succeed in an arrest of Dafa practitioners, such as locating their mobile phones, monitoring pagers, tapping telephones, tailing practitioners, and entrapping practitioners by paging them with numbers of practitioners who had been arrested. The police broke into material centers, either with the excuse of checking residents' cards and ID cards, breaking the locks, prying open doors or using master keys. In addition to the arrests, they also ransacked practitioners' homes.
[Chaoyang City, Liaoning Province] Chaoyang City's Deputy Mayor Persecutes Innocent People in Lingyuan City
Chaoyang City's deputy mayor, Li Zhongwu, led some people to Lingyuan City to supervise the persecution against Falun Gong practitioners. The authorities publicly claimed on TV that they would strengthen their strikes against Falun Gong in Lingyuan City. On August 9, after a dozen Dafa practitioners were sentenced to long-term incarceration, several dozen practitioners were arrested and forcibly sent to brainwashing classes. People from every street administration office, police station and "610 Office" frequently harass Dafa practitioners in their homes and order them to sign a so-called statement, already written. Practitioners who refuse to sign would be sent to a brainwashing class. Some Dafa practitioners were forced to leave their homes and live in exile.
During the escalation of the persecution, on the night of August 22, the sky produced lightening, thunder, gale force winds and heavy rain. News from the Lingyuan City TV station reported that the storm caused serious loss of life and material damage to seven villages, including Songzhangzi Village and Dawangzhangzi Village. Three people were killed. Large hailstones completely destroyed villagers' crops. Several large trees were uprooted. Many homes collapsed. The loss was disastrous.
Heaven is sending a warning to sentient beings. Good and bad will be rewarded accordingly We hope people with any conscience left will wake up as soon as possible.