Latest News from China - 9/18/2002
- [Anshan, Liaoning Province] Lishan District Court Sentences Dafa Practitioners to Lenghty Prison Terms
- [Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province] Some People with a Sense of Justice Remove Deceiving Films from Jinzhou City's Cultural Film Center
- [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Former Falun Gong Contact Person Ms. Xu Xianglan Suffers Aggravated Persecution After Declaring Her Past Words and Deeds Voided
- [Hebei Province] Overnight, A Village is Covered with Truth-Clarifying Signs
- [Qinglong County, Hebei Province] Dafa Practitioner Ms. Song Guixian from Qinglong County in the Manchu Autonomous Region County has Stayed on a Hunger Strike for Over 70 Days
- [Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Policemen Kidnap Practitioners and Interrogate Them by Use of Torture
- [Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] Illegal Sentence of Practitioner Mr. He Yuanchao
- [Leshan City, Sichuan Province] Practitioner Ms. Liu Ying is Detained at Sichuan Province's Miaoxi Forced Labor Camp
- [Panzhihua City, Sichuan Province] Four Falun Dafa Truth-Clarifying Material Centers are Destroyed
- [Anqiu City, Shandong Province] Extortion of Elder Dafa Practitioner
- [Jiaozuo City, Henan Province] Arrest of Dafa Practitioners
- [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Dafa Practitioner Ms. Zhang Lian is Again Arrested
- [Wuxue City, Hubei Province] Political Hatchet Men Force the Public to Watch Defaming Film
- [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Officers from the Shuilu Police Precinct in Yangluo Street of Xinzhou District Extort Money from Dafa Practitioners
[Anshan, Liaoning Province] Lishan District Court Sentences Dafa Practitioners to Lenghty Prison Terms
Four Dafa practitioners from Anshan City were illegally sentenced to lengthy prison terms:
Mr. Zhang Guangyuan, nine years
Mr. Zhang Guangya, eight years
Ms. Fu Liang, eight years
Miss Li Yanru, Ms. Fu Liang's underage daughter, was sentenced to two years of forced labor.
Mr. Zhang Guangyuan and Ms. Fu Liang refused to accept the verdict and appealed to the higher court. The lawsuit is pending.
Dafa practitioner Ms. Shan Ronghuan was living in exile when she and her 14-year-old daughter were caught at her rented place. Her daughter is now detained at Anshan City's Haicheng Youth Prison. We hope all kind-hearted people and human rights organizations all over the world help them.
[Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province] Some People with a Sense of Justice Remove Deceiving Films from Jinzhou City's Cultural Film Center
Jinzhou City's Cultural Film Center had planned to show a Dafa-defaming film on September 13, but some people with a sense of justice removed the film copies and broke the center's conspiracy of poisoning people's mind. At present, there are lots of police cars parked at the film center and a great number of plainclothes policemen and special agents blocking the site. According to people in the know, the matter has disturbed the central committee of the Chinese ruling party. At present, police are rampantly arresting people everywhere, forcing people to provide a copy of their fingerprints for matching the authorities' records.
[Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Former Falun Gong Contact Person Ms. Xu Xianglan Suffers Aggravated Persecution After Declaring Her Past Words and Deeds Voided
In August 2002, Ms. Xu Xianglan, former Falun Gong voluntary contact person in Wuhan City asked people to take a message out of prison, declaring what she said was against her will and is now voided. All the videos and CD's she had made against Dafa and that are being broadcasted in brainwashing classes are void.
She might also have made her attitude clear to the guards when she asked people to bring her message out of prison. At present, she is being put in solitary confinement and suffering aggravated persecution. Before this happened, the Baofeng Road Prison where she is held allowed Falun Gong practitioners being detained to meet with their family members. But after this event, no Falun Gong practitioner is allowed to meet with their family members. The prison personnel even restrict Falun Gong practitioners from talking to or meeting each other. The persecution is escalating.
[Hebei Province] Overnight, A Village is Covered with Truth-Clarifying Signs
Village streets and lanes in a place in Hebei Province were covered with Dafa truth-clarifying signs overnight. Almost every household has a truth-clarifying flyer on the door. Villagers were all shocked and surprised when they walked out of their doors the next morning. Almost every household that owns a VCD machine was given a disc. A wall of the town government compound was also painted with truth-clarifying signs.
Receiving their supervisor's instruction that whoever doesn't scrape off Falun Gong posters or signs in their territory will be dismissed from their post. The Party directors and people in charge of women's affairs of the village led some people to scrape the truth-clarifying signs off the wall. They are also victims of Jiang's political regime.
[Qinglong County, Hebei Province] Dafa Practitioner Ms. Song Guixian from Qinglong County in the Manchu Autonomous Region County has Stayed on a Hunger Strike for Over 70 Days
At around 4:00 p.m. on June 27, 2002, head of the village in the above region, Li Shuzhong of Qinglong, and Pan Zhongliang, director of the police station, led a group of gangsters and broke into Dafa practitioner Ms. Song Guixian's home. They forcibly took her away without giving any reason and sent her to Qinglong County's Detention Center.On the following day, June 28, 2002, they sentenced Song to forced labor without going through any legal procedure and held her at the No.1 Team of Women's Division in Hebei Province's No.1 Labor Camp in Kaiping District, Tangshan City. Song was allowed to see her family member only after their strong urging. It's said that up until now, Dafa practitioner Song Guixian is still on a hunger strike in order to protest the persecution. She has been staging the hunger strike for over 70 days.
Since 1999, she has been illegally detained many times at the Qinglong County Detention Center. By September 1, 2001, her hunger strike had already lasted for 76 days. She has suffered inhumane torture and persecution at that center. After she was gradually recovered, she was again sentenced to forced labor for no reason.
[Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Policemen Kidnap Practitioners and Interrogate Them by Use of Torture
During last month, policemen from Daqing City of Heilongjiang Province arrested dozens of practitioners. When they arrested practitioners Mr. Guan Zhaoqi and his wife, Ms. Yu Guixiang, they even dispatched armed policemen to break into their home through the balcony window. When Guan Zhaoqi spoke loudly, "Falun Dafa is Good," policemen stuffed his mouth with socks. Meanwhile, the policemen ransacked the couple's home and took away all their bank deposit books. They interrogated Guan Zhaoqi under torture and locked Yu Guixiang to an iron chair in handcuffs and shackles.
Practitioner Mr. Zhang Shenghui from the No. 7 Oil Extraction Factory has been to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong and clarify the truth of Dafa. He was put into forced labor twice. On August 10, 2002, he was released after his second detention term expired. On September 11, 2002, police officers kidnapped him from his workplace, providing no explanation, and now he is detained at Datong District's Detention Center in Daqing City.
On September 10, 2002, officers from Honggang District's Police Station arrested practitioner Mr. Bai Shubin from the No. 5 Oil Extraction Factory at his home and put him into Honggang District's Detention Center.
[Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] Illegal Sentence of Practitioner Mr. He Yuanchao
Last May, practitioner He Yuanchao from Chengdu City was arrested at Kunming City's Train Station. He was sentenced to one year and nine months of imprisonment at Yunnan Province's Gaoxiong Forced Labor Camp. The detailed information is unknown.
In the middle of August, about nine practitioners disappeared in Chengdu City. No current information is available.
[Leshan City, Sichuan Province] Practitioner Ms. Liu Ying is Detained at Sichuan Province's Miaoxi Forced Labor Camp
Practitioner Ms. Liu Ying, who was mentioned in some newspapers and some programs related to the "April 25 Incident" broadcast in CCTV Focal Point Program, has been detained since July 22, 1999. She was sentenced to three years of imprisonment at the Jianyang Yangmahe Female Forced Labor Camp. Liu Ying is very determined in Dafa. In July 2002, as she was released and sent back to Leshan City after her detention term expired. She was kidnapped again and brought to the Miaoxi Forced Labor Camp. Now she is locked up in a small cell.
[Panzhihua City, Sichuan Province] Four Falun Dafa Truth-Clarifying Material Centers are Destroyed
On September 6, four Falun Dafa truth-clarifying material centers were destroyed in Panzhihua City of Sichuan Province, which caused a huge loss. Fourteen practitioners who had to live in exile were arrested and at least 30 practitioners were arrested at home.
[Anqiu City, Shandong Province] Extortion of Elder Dafa Practitioner
On July 8, 63-year-old Dafa practitioner Mr. Xia Xihan and his Dafa-practitioner wife from Anqiu City/Shandong Province went to see their daughter. The woman just had undergone surgery at Anqiu City's People's Hospital. Ge Jiang, Ge Luchen and section chief Dong from the so- called "Reconnoiter Section" of Anqiu City's Police Department discovered them and took them forcibly to Anqiu City's Detention Center.
On the eighth day at the center, Xia Xihan was put on handcuffs and shackles for 16 days, which are normally only used for felons sentenced to execution. He was not released until his family was extorted 15,000 Yuan [500 Yuan is the average monthly income in urban areas of China; in rural areas is is even less - only 200 Yuan per month].
Xia Xihan was a worker in Anqiu City's Fertilizer Factory. In November 1999, he went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong. Since then, his pension has been reduced to 206 Yuan monthly.
[Jiaozuo City, Henan Province] Arrest of Dafa Practitioners
On September 1, 2002, persons from Jiaozuo City's Police Department arrested Dafa practitioners Ms. Liu Sulan, Ms. Luu Yanlian and one other fellow practitioner when they were clarifying the truth about Falun Gong at Jiaozuo City's File Town.
[Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Dafa Practitioner Ms. Zhang Lian is Again Arrested
On August 24 or 25, personnel from Yijiadun Office, Yijiadun Police Precinct and Luojiadun Community Residential Committee arrested Dafa Practitioner Ms Zhang Lian from her home. Zhang Lian used to be detained at the Etouwan brainwashing class, where her legs were swollen and painful due to the torture. Though she was not fully recovered, the vicious gang still arrested her from home.
[Wuxue City, Hubei Province] Political Hatchet Men Force the Public to Watch Defaming Film
Political hatchet men in Wuxue City, Hubei Province showed a film defaming Dafa at the Wuxue Cinema and stipulated that directors in charge of political assignments in all work places must sign in at the cinema, and urge all the employees present in the cinema to watch the film, which played from September 17 to the night of September 20. On the night of September 17, political hatchet men also made use of the TV station to slander Dafa in a news program.
[Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Officers from the Shuilu Police Precinct in Yangluo Street of Xinzhou District Extort Money from Dafa Practitioners
In December 2000, five Falun Gong practitioners from Yangluo Street of Xinzhou District in Wuhan City, Hubei Province were detained on their way to Beijing and taken back for appealing. Yangluo Street's Shuilu Police Precinct personnel illegally fined each Dafa practitioner 3,000 Yuan without giving any receipt, though they promised to return the money one year later. Dafa practitioners have gone to this police precinct many times to clarify the truth. One year later, the practitioners requested a refund, but the policemen have not yet paid back the money.
At about 4:00 p.m. on September 3, 2002, persons from Yangluo Street's Shuilu Police Precinct successively arrested two Dafa practitioners. They beat 48-year-old practitioner Ms. Yu Xiaoxia and 58-year-old Tao Jinye was sent to the brainwashing class at the Liuji Finance Institute in the Xinzhou District.