Latest News from China - 01/15/2003
- [Fushun City, Liaoning Province] Court Staff Mr. Shang Yong is Sentenced to Eight Years Imprisonment
- [China] "610 Office" Authorities Issue a New Document: Funds are to be Allocated for Persecuting Dafa Practitioners During the Spring Festival
- [Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Brutality in the Wanjia Forced Labor Camp: Hanging Dafa Practitioners up and Shocking Them with More than Ten Electric Batons at the Same Time
- [Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] A Police Department Spends a Great Deal of Money to Buy Computer-Monitoring Equipment
- [Fushun City, Liaoning Province] Dafa Practitioners are Beaten up at Fushun City's Forced Labor Camp
- [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Masanjia Forced Labor Camp Detention of Practitioner Li Jing
- [Lanxi City, Heilongjiang Province] Dafa Practitioner Ms. Zhao Mingchun Has been Missing for Three Years
- [Tianshui City, Gansu Province] Arrest of Practitioner Ms. Zhang Caiqin
- [Liaocheng City, Shandong Province] Arrest of Dafa Practitioner Li Peng, a "Undergraduate of the Class of 98" Student from the Philosophy Department of Liaocheng City's Normal University
- [Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Dafa Practitioner Huang Ming and Zhou Lei are Detained at the Wangjia Forced Labor Camp
- [Hailaer City, Inner Mongolia AR] Lawless Policemen Arrest Dafa Practitioners Yang Jitang and Yang Bo
- [Fuxin Area, Liaoning Province] Lawless Policemen Arrest Dafa Practitioners
[Fushun City, Liaoning Province] Court Staff Mr. Shang Yong is Sentenced to Eight Years Imprisonment
Dafa practitioner Mr. Shang Yong from Xinbin County is 42 years old. He used to be a staff member at Xinbin County's Court. Shang Yong went to Beijing to appeal many times and has been steadfast in practicing Dafa. He was fired in 1999, and sentenced to forced labor. By the end of 2000, Shang Yong once again went to Beijing to appeal and was later forced to live in exile. He has persistently clarified the truth of Falun Dafa to people. In mid September 2001, police arrested him in Haikou City, Hainan Province and sent him to Xiuying District's No.2 Detention Center. He was persecuted for more than a year there. On August 22, 2002, the court in the Xinhua District/Haikou City secretly sentenced him to eight years imprisonment. Shang Yong is now at the Sangongli Juvenile Prison in Fucheng District/Qiongshan City.
We appeal to all kind-hearted people in the world to give their attention to this matter!
[China] "610 Office" Authorities Issue a New Document: Funds are to be Allocated for Persecuting Dafa Practitioners During the Spring Festival
On January 6, 2003, the "610 Office" authorities issued yet another new "red" document claiming that funds are to be allocated for persecuting Dafa practitioners, and the local treasuries will supplement the remaining portion. [The "610 Office" is an agency specifically created to persecute FalunGong, with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems].
This new "red" document requires all work units to organize a "610" team to search for Dafa practitioners; specially assigned spies who will be paid a bonus are to follow Dafa practitioners in order to find out the location of Dafa materials production centers. All work units are to implement so-called "one-to-one help," teams, which means that a party member will monitor every Dafa practitioner. They even have some electronic devices, such as special antennas, to search for Dafa materials sites. In order to incite common people to arrest Dafa practitioners living in exile, the authorities even set up a system of rewards and fines.
[Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Brutality in the Wanjia Forced Labor Camp: Hanging Dafa Practitioners up and Shocking Them with More than Ten Electric Batons at the Same Time
Since July 25, 2002, the authorities in the Wanjia Forced Labor Camp in Harbin City assigned a large number of policemen to force Falun Gong practitioners with inhuman means to write the so-called "Three Statements." The guards forced the practitioners to squat down for a long period of time, sometimes as late as midnight before they allowed practitioners to go to bed. They used criminals to torture practitioners. If the practitioners, being forced to squat down moved a little bit, they would be beaten and cursed and even hung up. In the meantime, the policemen shocked them with more than 10 electric batons in order to force the practitioners to betray their belief.
Everyday the guards force practitioners to listen, read and write Dafa-slandering materials and fill out their "test" paper. Practitioners who didn't answer in the standardized way received cruel abuse. Dafa practitioners held at the Wanjia Forced Labor Camp are daily suffering both mental persecution and physical abuse. Many practitioners didn't get released though their terms had expired; their terms got extended without due cause. Female practitioners being held overtime include Ms. Zhang ShuqinüCMs. Cheng Wenting, Ms. Yu Guorong, Ms. Kong Xiangping, Ms. Wang Shurong, Ms. Luu Huiwen, Ms. Sun Lizhi, Ms. Zhou Hua, Ms. Cao Liandi and Ms. Cao Yu'e.
[Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] A Police Department Spends a Great Deal of Money to Buy Computer-Monitoring Equipment
According to a reliable source, Harbin City's Police Department spent a fortune buying equipment to keep surveillance on all home computers of all the citizens in the city. They adopted illegal means against citizens found to download Falun Dafa related information.
[Fushun City, Liaoning Province] Dafa Practitioners are Beaten up at Fushun City's Forced Labor Camp
Wu Wei, chief of Fushun City's Wujiabao Forced Labor Camp, said to practitioners in a conference, "I would like to be a friend of yours, heart to heart. Previously I have beaten you, cursed you. Please forgive me. From now on, there won't be any behavior like beating or cursing." His words proved to be a lie, as shown below.
Several days later, on December 31, 2002, policemen Hou Yong and Guo Shengwei led Wu Wei, Long Wei and another policeman named Xu to beat practitioner Mr. Wang Yuxiang without reason. They shocked Wang Yuxiang's head with electric batons for more than 20 minutes. After that, they dragged him to the hallway and forced him to walk "army style" to humiliate him. Three days later Wang Yuxiang was still dizzy and vomiting.
[Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Masanjia Forced Labor Camp Detention of Practitioner Li Jing
At 9:00 p.m. on January 9, 2003, policemen from Xingcheng City's Gucheng Police Precinct in Liaoning Province knocked on the door of Ms. Li Ling's home. Ms. Li did not open the door. The police then jumped over the wall, broke the window and abducted her to the Gucheng Police Precinct. At that time she started twitching, but these inhumane policemen still sent her to the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp at 3:00 a.m. the next day.
[Lanxi City, Heilongjiang Province] Dafa Practitioner Ms. Zhao Mingchun Has been Missing for Three Years
Practitioner Ms. Zhao Mingchun (Liu Yongjuan), from Lanxi City/Heilongjiang Province, was arrested in 1999. A year after she was released. But shortly after, she was arrested again and sent to a labor camp in Qiqihar City. Her whereabouts are unknown. It was said she was detained in Harbin City's Female Prison, but this was not confirmed. It has been three years since her family lost contact with her. Her family worries about her.
[Tianshui City, Gansu Province] Arrest of Practitioner Ms. Zhang Caiqin
At the end of December 2002, policemen from GanguCounty's Police Precinct arrested practitioner Ms. Zhang Caiqin when she was taking care of her sick mother. Because of the shock of her daughter's, the elderly and ill mother passed away recently from the stress of the terror brought upon her family.
[Liaocheng City, Shandong Province] Arrest of Dafa Practitioner Li Peng, a "Undergraduate of the Class of 98" Student from the Philosophy Department of Liaocheng City's Normal University
Ms. Li Peng, 22 years old, is a Dafa practitioner from Dongchangfu District, Liaocheng City/Shandong Province, and is also an undergraduate of the class of 98 from the philosophy department of Liaocheng City's Normal University. On July 20, 1999, she went to Beijing to appeal. As a result, she was sent back to her hometown and was illegally detained for many days. As her parents tried all possible means to rescue her, she was finally unconditionally released; but since then policemen began to monitor her. Nevertheless, she insisted on clarifying the truth and distributed Dafa truth-clarifying materials in the school. Then a student reported her and she was arrested. Later, because of her bad health, her detention changed to house arrest. Just before lawless policemen intend to secretly send her to a forced labor camp, she escaped with her wits, but had to live a homeless life to avoid arrest. At the end of October 2002, when she met with her father, she was tracked. The next day she was arrested and taken back to Laiocheng City. Where she is detained is unknown.
[Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Dafa Practitioner Huang Ming and Zhou Lei are Detained at the Wangjia Forced Labor Camp
Between August and September 2002, when Dafa practitioners Huang Ming and Zhou Lei from the Dongli District, Harbin City, clarified the truth at Anle Street, they were illegally arrested and taken to the Haping Police Precinct. Now they are detained at the Wangjia Forced Labor Camp. Dafa practitioner Zhang Xueren, also from the Dongli District, is unlawfully detained at Dongli District's Detention Center.
[Hailaer City, Inner Mongolia AR] Lawless Policemen Arrest Dafa Practitioners Yang Jitang and Yang Bo
At about 6:00 a.m. on July 29, 2002, lawless policemen from Hailaer City's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region suddenly broke into Dafa practitioner Mr. Yang Jitang's home and searched the house without following any due process of law. They arrested Dafa practitioner Yang Jitang and his son Mr. Yang Bo. At present they are not released.
[Fuxin Area, Liaoning Province] Lawless Policemen Arrest Dafa Practitioners
On January 12, 2003, when 14 Dafa practitioners working in a construction area took a rest at break in the Fuxin Area in Liaoning Province, policemen from the Fuxin Area arrested them. One of Dafa practitioners escaped with righteous thoughts, the whereabouts of the remaining 13 practitioners is unknown.
January 14, 2003