Summary of Other Articles and News - 11/17/2003
Truth about the Persecution
Mr. Huang Xianghui is a 44-year-old Dafa practitioner from Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province. A depraved man sold the information of Mr. Huang's whereabouts to Harbin Police, whose Criminal Investigation Team thus abducted Mr. Huang on May 15, 2002. The local "610 Office" then illegally sentenced Mr. Huang to three years in the forced labor camp. [Note: "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.] Mr. Huang Xianghui is being illegally detained in the Wanjia Forced Labor Camp Hospital right now (but his case is filed under Changlinzi Forced Labor Camp.) Mr. Huang's weight has dropped from 187 lbs to 110 lbs. He has become a walking skeleton. Moreover, he cannot straighten out his legs. The perfectly healthy Mr. Huang Xianghui now also suffers from coronary heart disease, persistent high blood pressure (180), and diabetes. He is so ill that the hospital outside the forced labor camp refused to take him in. At the time of writing Mr. Huang Xianghui is critically ill.
Two depraved police officers at Duankou Prison in Hubei Province, one Mr. Zhen Mao and one Mr. Lian Jinwen, have been persecuting and torturing Falun Gong practitioners for a very long time. They ordered prison inmates to savagely beat Falun Gong practitioners, hit them with benches, deny them sleep, and torture them with many other methods. (For details of torture methods frequently used on Falun Gong practitioners, please read "Illustrations of Torture Methods Used in Chinese Detention Centers and Forced Labor Camps" Part 1 and Part 2)
The Binhai Police in Shengli Oil Field, Jiangsu Province persecuted those Dafa practitioners in Shengli Oil Field who appealed for Falun Dafa in Beijing, a right guaranteed by the Chinese Constitution. To cooperate with their counterparts in Beijing, the Binhai Police established a "Dispatch Center" located in the basement of the Shengli Hotel in Beijing and persecuted in the "Dispatch Center" those Shengli Oil Field Dafa practitioners who went to Beijing to appeal for Dafa. They illegally detained both male and female practitioners together in the basement. To degrade practitioners, they force-fed male Dafa practitioners distilled liquor with a high percentage of alcohol [Falun Dafa practitioners do not drink alcohol or smoke]; savagely beat Dafa practitioners at night; stripped off practitioners' overcoats in the winter and exposed them to gusting winds by handcuffing them in the windy hallway, and forced Dafa practitioners to stand, squat, or kneel for extended periods.
News and Activities Around the World
In the afternoon of November 16, 2003, an open-air music concert, featuring the performance of Austrian-educated pianist Ms. Jie Xiaojing and the Taiwan Falun Dafa Association, was staged at Da'an Forest Park in Taipei, Taiwan. The program included a Chinese fan dance, Guzhen (or Chinese zither), singing, a musical instrument performance, drum performance, stage drama, keynote speeches from Taiwanese attorneys, choral singing, etc. This was a free public concert sponsored by Taiwanese Dafa practitioners. The goal of the concert was to highlight moral values, righteous acts and open the conscience of the general public in Taiwan, as well as to encourage them to pay attention to and support Taiwanese Dafa practitioners' lawsuit against Jiang's regime for its violations against human rights.
News from China
From a citizen in China: My father is 60 years old this year. Several years ago, he was diagnosed with lung cancer. It was the magnificent Falun Dafa that saved his life. However, since July 20, 1999, the local government and police station repeatedly sent their staff to visit our home, trying to coerce my father into giving up Dafa cultivation . On February 28, 2003, the local police abducted my father to the police station. Thanks to my father's righteous thoughts, he was able to escape from the police station, but has been unable to return home since then. In order to find the whereabouts of my father, the local authorities kept coming to our home harassing our children and relatives. As a result, my mother was forced to leave home, going into hiding. Also my 5-year-old niece was left home without her parents. Who has extended his hand of evil into our home? It's Jiang Zemin's criminal regime and those who have sold their souls to Jiang. These people will sooner or later be held responsible for their crimes. They shall eventually be brought to justice by conscientious and righteous people.
The Truth and People's Hearts
I met an elderly woman at a dinner party in an overseas Chinese community. She asked me why so many Falun Gong practitioners suddenly appeared at Zhongnanhai [the office of the Chinese Communist Party's Central Government] on April 25, 1999. I explained the facts of this event and the truth of the persecution against Falun Dafa. Once she understood the truth, she said, "There have been so many movements in China [since the reign of the Chinese Communist Party.] Following the oppression of each movement, the truth of the movement and its oppression comes forward. But this time [the persecution against Falun Gong] it has gone completely out of control!" The media reports informed her that the persecution and torture methods that the Chinese Communist Party forces upon Falun Gong practitioners are far more brutal and savage than in any other period in Chinese history. She added, "Does Jiang Zemin believe that he can use a knife to shovel out a person's spiritual belief from his brain? He has no right to kill the Chinese people at will! He has no right to humiliate the Chinese people at will! One day Falun Gong will have justice!"
Practitioners Exchange Insights
From a Dafa practitioner in China: It is an excellent approach to clarify the truth over the Internet. The mind control originating from the spreading of vicious lies about Falun Gong is most easily and conveniently corrected over the Internet. Clarifying the truth via truth-clarification materials via regular mail packages produces a limited effect on the people, as it is a one-way communication. A two-way, more in-depth communication, such as over the Internet, will help people better understand the truth about Falun Dafa. Those who are capable of clarifying the truth over the Internet are encouraged to have two-way communications with the Chinese people. Those Chinese network spies, who have been hired to persecute Dafa practitioners, are also victims of the Chinese Communist Party's fraudulent lies. We can even directly communicate with those who have interacted frequently with Dafa practitioners over the Internet and still have some good conscience left in them. Sometimes they would even ask us questions in an honest and friendly manner. On the other hand, the network spies and police in general have caused and continue to cause a lot of damage to truth-clarification work and the safety of Dafa practitioners. We must be vigilant of their potential threat and, hence, be very knowledgeable about Internet security. Overseas Dafa practitioners in general are comparably less vigilant about Internet security [perhaps because they reside in a more trustworthy society,] so they continue to use mail accounts provided by notoriously vulnerable email servers such as Yahoo and Hotmail. I would like to hereby suggest overseas Dafa practitioners take immediate actions to safeguard the safety of Dafa practitioners' community and the security of truth-clarification work.