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Latest News from China - 10/26/2003

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[Mudanjiang City, Heilongjiang Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Yu Wenyou Dies from Persecution

According to information from China, Falun Dafa practitioner Yu Wenyou died from persecution in Mudanjiang City, Heilongjiang Province on August 10, 2003. Yu was originally from Zhejiang Province. Two other practitioners who were with Yu Wenyou at the time, Yu You and Shang Guiming, are still being tortured.

[Penglai City, Shandong Province] Falun Dafa Practitioners Xu Hongwei and Liu Dagong Illegally Sentenced

According to reports from the Penglai TV station and information from local practitioners, Falun Dafa practitioner Xu Hongwei and Liu Dagong were arrested with other practitioners on June 2 by the local "610 Office." Xu and Liu were reported to the police because they copied and posted truth-clarifying materials. Xu was illegally sentenced to 5 years in prison, and Liu was sentenced to 2 years in a forced labor camp.

[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.]

Xu Hongwei's father is a retired factory worker. Neither his mother nor his wife is employed. His family, with the recent birth of a son, is going through a very difficult time right now.

Liu Dagong, with righteous thoughts and actions, resisted cooperating with the police. He did not answer any questions during the interrogation, and was later sentenced to 2 years in a forced labor camp. Other practitioners who have been released or bailed out are required to participate in so-called "transformation classes." The person who is in charge of this task of "transformation" is the assistant secretary of the Political and Judiciary Committee of Penglai City, Zhang Rongfu. His cell phone number is 86-13605457576.

[Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Police Unlawfully Arrest Falun Gong Practitioner

A Falun Dafa practitioner was reported to the police while handing out truth-clarifying materials. Police from Xisanzhuang Police Station, Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province, illegally arrested this practitioner. Threatening to ransack their home, the police forced his/her family members to hand over Falun Dafa audiotapes and truth-clarification materials. The police then tried to force the practitioner's family members to beat him/her up, and they also tried to force this practitioner to write a so-called "guarantee statement" to give up practicing Falun Dafa. Only after extorting 2,000 Yuan from him/her, did the police finally release the practitioner.

Responsible party: Xisanzhuang Police Station, Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province

Police Officer Li Shiming, Police Station Chief Che, Assistant Chief Bai.

Telephone: 86-311-7755396, 86-311-7776483, and 86-311-7776497.

[Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Song Zhijie Illegally Sentenced to Forced Labor Camp

Falun Dafa practitioner Song Zhijie used to work as a lighting designer at Shenyang TV station's design department. Song was illegally arrested in mid-June 2003, while validating Falun Dafa and clarifying the truth. Song firmly believes in Dafa, and he was sentenced to one year of forced labor on July 15, 2003. He is currently imprisoned at Zhangshi Forced Labor Camp, in Shenyang City.

[Zhoulu County, Hebei Province] Criminal Record of "610 Office" Member Li Zhiming

Office manager Zhao Xuan and assistant manager Li Zhiming lead the "610 Office" at Zhoulu County, Zhangjiakou City, Hebei Province. They have used every possible means to persecute Falun Dafa and Dafa practitioners. Although Li Zhiming is "on loan" to the "610 Office" from another agency, he does all he can to persecute Dafa practitioners. He even boasted that the Jiang regime has five standards, etc. [The five standards refer to the internal documents within the government on the persecution of Falun Dafa]. His evil deeds at Songhuashanzhuan Brainwashing Center include beating and scolding Falun Dafa practitioners, using an electronic baton to shock a sixty-year-old lady, and forcing a pregnant woman to kneel on the floor for a long period of time. He was even awarded the third level merit for persecuting Falun Gong by the County Party Secretary Zhang Weidong. To this day, Li continues persecuting Falun Dafa practitioners without any signs of remorse.

[Sichuan Province] Jiang's Regime Plans to Deceive Minority Groups by Using Slanderous Movies

According to news from the Sichuan TV station, Jiang's regime has dispatched a dozen vehicles equipped with movie projectors to the remote regions of western China, where ethnic minorities live. These vehicles will be used to show movies that attack and slander Falun Dafa. The goal is to deceive and poison the ethnic minorities there.