Latest News from China - December 11, 2003
- [Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province] A "610 Office" Forces Jiamusi Zidi School to Intensify Persecution of Falun Dafa Practitioners
- [Xuanwei City, Yunnan Province] Practitioner Mu Qidang Is Unjustly Tried
- [Chongqing City] Five Falun Dafa Practitioners Are Illegally Sentenced
- [Suining City, Sichuan Province] Practitioner Yang Bin Is Unjustly Arrested
- [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Six Falun Dafa Practitioners Are Unjustly Arrested
- [Lanzhou City, Gansu Province] Practitioner Han Zhongcui Is Illegally Detained at the Gongjiawan Brainwashing Center
- [Lanzhou City, Gansu Province] The Neighborhood Committee of the Lanzhou Railway Station Unjustly Dismisses a Falun Dafa Practitioner
- [Nanyang City, Henan Province] Practitioner Yang Xinying Is Shocked with Electric Batons by Policeman
- [Zhaoyuan City, Shandong Province] Practitioner Lu Jianguo Is Unjustly Arrested
- [Nong'an Couty, Jilin Province] Practitioner Gao Shuxia Is Unjustly Arrested
- [Guangxi Province] Practitioner Lin Tiemei Has Been on Hunger Strike for over 100 Days
- [Fuzhou City, Fujian Province] Practitioners' Righteous Thoughts Disrupt an Evil Trial
- [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Practitioner Wu Mei Is Unjustly Arrested
- [Ningxiang County, Hunan Province] Practitioner Zhou Jingcheng Is Unjustly Sentenced to Forced Labor Camp a Second Time
- [Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] "610 Office" in Jinjiang District Lures Falun Dafa Practitioners into Brainwashing Class
- [Neijiang City, Sichuan Province] Practitioner Huang Guoqing Unjustly Arrested
- [Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Hu Shuiying Unjustly Arrested
- [Changsha City, Hunan Province] Brainwashing Class Held to Persecute Falun Dafa Practitioners
- [Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Chen Bihua Illegally Detained in Forced Labor Camp
- [Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Practitioner Zhang Shuwen Unjustly Arrested
- [Jinan City, Shandong Province] Jinan Railway Bureau Holds Eight Terms of Brainwashing Classes
- [Tai'an City, Shandong Province] Falun Dafa Practitioners from the No.2 High School Are Persecuted
- [Wuchang, Heilongjiang Province] The Wuchang Brainwashing Class Continues Persecuting Falun Dafa Practitioners
- [Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Six Falun Dafa Practitioners Resist Unlawful Trial
- [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Practitioner Dong Mei Illegally Detained at the Zhangshi Brainwashing Class
[Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province] "610 Office" Forces Jiamusi Zidi School to Intensify Persecution of Falun Dafa Practitioners
The "610 Office" intends to establish a branch in Heilongjiang Province. In order to cooperate with this attempt, Han Naiyin, assistant director of the Heilongjiang Agricultural Cultivation General Bureau, issued an emergency order that all "610 Office" staff go to each working unit under the General Bureau to investigate and handle Falun Dafa practitioners [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].
Zhang Guozhen from the "610 Office" of the General Bureau came to Jiamusi City and got very angry at the administration of Jiamusi Zidi School. He reprimanded them for not working hard on the Falun Gong issue. He asked, "Are you able to detain [Falun Gong practitioners]? If not, leave them to us!" He also ordered that Falun Gong practitioners, no matter whether they are still in service or retired, as long as they are still practicing Falun Gong, to write the so-called "statements of guarantee" not to practice Falun Gong any more. Otherwise, they are dismissed from their jobs or cut off from receiving their retirement pensions, and sent to the Jiansanjiang Brainwashing Class to be forcibly "transformed." What's more, one leader from each unit has to accompany the practitioners at the brainwashing class. He claimed that the, "the transformation goal should be totally reached" by the end of the year.
[Xuanwei City, Yunnan Province] Practitioner Mu Qidang Is Illegally Tried
Mr. Mu Qidang, a Falun Dafa practitioner and a high school teacher from Xuanwei City, was born on March 27, 1976. While he was teaching mathematics in an art and science class of the Xuanwei No.1 High School, he explained to his students that cultivating Falun Gong can help people keep fit and cure their illnesses. He also clarified the truth by addressing the self-immolation incident on Tiananmen Square. He downloaded relevant materials from Minghui.net and printed some truth-clarifying materials with the heading "Predestined Relationship between Teacher and Students." On the evening of June 5, 2003, Mu Qidang distributed "PredestinedRelationship between Teacher and Students" to students during the mathematics coaching period. Later on, he was reported. On the morning of November 28, 2003, he was unjustly put on trial at Criminal Hall One of the Medium Court in Qujing City, Yunan Province.
[Chongqing City] Five Falun Dafa Practitioners Are Unjustly Sentenced
At 9:00 a.m. on December 9, 2003, a trial was held against five Falun Dafa practitioners including Dai Dakui, Wang Yingxia, and Liu Yufen at the No.2 Hall of Yongchuan Court, Chongqing City.
[Suining City, Sichuan Province] Practitioner Yang Bin Is Illegally Arrested
Practitioners Yang Bin and Li Guanjing from Chongqing City went to Suining City of Sichuan Province, which is Yan Bin's hometown, on October 21, 2003. They were illegally arrested by local police.
Phone number of Ou Yajie from the National Security Section of the Lianxi Public Security Bureau of Suining City: 86-825-5399010
[Changchun City, Jilin Province] Six Falun Dafa Practitioners Are Illegally Arrested
Six practitioners from Changchun City including Zhang Xiqin were illegally arrested on November 29, 2003 by police from the Luyuan Police Substation. Zhang Xiqin is being unjustly detained at the Daguang Detention Center.
[Lanzhou City, Gansu Province] Practitioner Han Zhongcui Is Unjustly Detained at the Gongjiawan Brainwashing Center
Practitioner Han Zhongcui is being tortured at the Gongjiawan Brainwashing Center in Lanzhou City. According to an inside source, Han is on a hunger strike in order to protest against her illegal detention. Her life is in great danger.
[Lanzhou City, Gansu Province] The Neighborhood Committee of the Lanzhou Railway Station Dismisses a Falun Dafa Practitioner
Phone number of the "610 Office" at the Neighborhood Committee of the Lanzhou Railway Station: 86-931-8618874, 86-931-8618904
[Nanyang City, Henan Province] Practitioner Yang Xinying Is Shocked with Electric Batons by Policemen
Ms. Yang Xinying, age 40, is a Falun Dafa practitioner from Nanyang City. She went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Dafa in 2000 and was illegally arrested there. Beijing policemen shocked her face and the inside of her thighs for a long time with jagged electric batons. Consequently, her face was burned and the inside of her thighs were covered with burns. The wound on her face did not fully heal even after 6 months.
[Zhaoyuan City, Shandong Province] Practitioner Lu Jianguo Is Illgally Arrested
Practitioner Lu Jiangguo from Pingdu City of Shandong Province has had an arrest order issued for him by the Pingdu police since 2000. He has had to leave his home and become destitute and homeless. On November 17, 2003, police from Zhaoyuan City illegally arrested him. The policemen threatened him with various means and attempted to trick practitioners into delivering a huge sum of money to a location using Lu Jianguo's cell phone. A practitioner heard Lu Jiangguo's weak voice over the phone and could not even imagine what kind of horrible torture he was being subjected to.
[Nong'an Couty, Jilin Province] Practitioner Gao Shuxia Is Illegally Arrested
On December 15, 2003, Ms. Gao Shuxia was illegally arrested near Shuyuan Road of Nongan County by local police. She was sent to Changchun City at 4:30 p.m. on the same day.
Policemen who arrested Gao Shuxia are Fan Weishi and Du Laosan.
[Guangxi Province] Practitioner Lin Tiemei Has Been on Hunger Strike for over 100 Days
Ms. Lin Tiemei, a practitioner from Guangxi Province was unjustly arrested in October 2002. She is being detained at the Education Team of the No.1 Female Forced Labor Camp in Guangxi Province. Currently she has been on hunger strike for over 100 days. As a result, she has become emaciated, weak, and disoriented.Her life is in great danger. Police are afraid of taking the responsibility and asked her family members to bail her out with 30,000 Yuan [500 Yuan is the average monthly income for an urban Chinese worker]. However, her family members cannot afford such a huge sum and haven't picked her up yet.
Liang Suzhen and Lu Dengyun are policewomen from the Education Team of the No.1 Female Forced Labor Camp in Guangxi Province
Phone number of the No.1 Section (Politics & Security Section) of the Public Security Bureau in Bobai County: 86-775-8222835, ext.9001
Phone number of the No.1 Section (Politics & Security Section) of the Public Security Bureau in Yulin City: 86-775-2839046
[Fuzhou City, Fujian Province] Practitioners' Righteous Thoughts Disrupt an Evil Trial
Ms. Wang Donglin, a 39-year-old practitioner from Fuzhou City, graduated from Fuzhou University and was an engineer working at the Fujian Tea Import & Export Company. In March 2003, she was illegally arrested by security guards Wu Youkai and Yan Mengchun outside the library of Fuzhou University. She was detained at the Fuzhou No.1 Detention Center for seven months. In October, she was unlawfully put on trial at the Criminal Hall of Gulou Court, Fuzhou City. At court, over twenty Falun Dafa practitioners were present and eliminated the evil by sending forth righteous thoughts. Before the trial, the main judge suddenly did not feel good, which delayed the trial for half an hour. Also, while the trial was going on, Wang Donglin did not acknowledge any false evidence provided by the authorities, and the prosecutor only read the false evidence intermittently. Perhaps she also felt that those pieces of evidence were not valid. When it was the defense's turn to speak, Wang Donglin tried to explain the facts of Falun Dafa. The main judge did not allow her and tried to take away her written speech. Practitioners present protested together against the main judge. Wang Donglin was able to finish her speech. Eventually, the illegal trial ended hastily and in vain.
People involved in the persecution include:
Chen Yanghui, director of the Polictics & Security Section of Gulou Public Security Branch Bureau, who has kept persecuting Falun Dafa practitioners in his area for the past four years by harassing, threatening practitioners in person or by phone and abusing practitioners. His cell number: 86-13705937383
[Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Practitioner Wu Mei Is Unjustly Arrested
Ms. Wu Mei, a Falun Dafa practitioner from Jiangxia District of Wuhan City, was unjustly arrested while distributing truth-clarifying flyers in mid November of 2003. The "610 Office" in that district sent her to the brainwashing class. Before that, she had been unjustly detained in a forced labor camp for two years and in brainwashing classes three times for going to Beijing to appeal for Dafa and for clarifying the truth of Dafa.
[Ningxiang County, Hunan Province] Practitioner Zhou Jingcheng Is Unlawfully Sentenced to Forced Labor Camp for the Second Time
Mr. Zhou Jingcheng, a 42-year-old practitioner from Ningxiang County, was unjustly detained in a forced labor camp for 17 months for practicing Falun Gong. He was released in May of 2002. However, in October 2002, the Baimaqiao Police Substation illegally arrested him again and is currently detaining him in the forced labor campwithout informing his family members.
People involved in persecution include:
Cai Manliang, assistant team head of the National Security Team in Ningxiang
Xie Pinghui, a policeman from the National Security Team in Ningxiang County
Liu Shiqiang, director of the Ningxiang "610 Office," 86-713-7890610
Zeng Zaimin, assistant director of the Ningxiang "610 Office"
[Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] "610 Office" in Jinjiang District Tricks Falun Dafa Practitioners into Brainwashing Center
Recently, the "610 Office" authorities in Jinjiang District has been tricking Falun Dafa practitioners to a so-called "Law Education Center" (in fact, it is a government brainwashing class, located on the main floor of Building One, the Jinjiang District Anti-Explosion Team building, Chengren Road) using the following means:
1. Through the community committee, Dafa practitioners are asked to pick up their pay check or to have a talk at the community office. As soon as practitioners arrive at the office, the "610 Office" authorities immediately arrest practitioners and force them to be subjected to a brainwashing session, where about eight people brainwash practitioners each day in order to have them give up cultivation practice.
2. At the same time, the "610 Office" authorities cuts off the telephone line and other communication channels at the practitioners' home, and then conducts an illegal search for Dafa books and materials. They lie to others, saying that they are doing it with the practitioners' permission.
3. They write the so-called "four statements of guarantee" [to give up Falun Dafa] in the name of Dafa practitioners, especially the elderly and illiterate practitioners. Then they claim that practitioners wrote the statements willingly. In this way, they use these fabricated statements to obtain promotions and awards from their superiors and deceive people ["610 Office" is an agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and other political and judiciary systems].
[Neijiang City, Sichuan Province] Practitioner Huang Guoqing Illegally Arrested
Huang Guoqing, a Falun Dafa practitioner from Neijiang, Sichuan Province, was an employee of Neijiang Vehicle Inspection. He was followed while distributing truth-clarifying materials. In late November 2003, the local "610 Office" and police illegally searched his home and confiscated cash up to several ten thousand Yuan and savings accounts up to 100,000 Yuan [500 Yuan is average monthly income for an urban worker]. Huang Guoqing and another practitioner named Diao Defang were illegally detained at the Wuxing Reservoir Detention Center located in the Dongxing District of Neijiang City.
Neijiang "610 Office":
Zhou Gonghui, Director, 86-13320699506 (cell)
Cao Yang, Clerk, 86-13096082909 (cell)
Tang Yide, Pan Xiangquan and Deng Deyou, Clerks
Phone number of receptionist: 86-832-2023970, 86-832-2030162
[Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Hu Shuiying Unjustly Arrested
Police from the Kuaizixiang Police Substation, the Xihu Public Security Branch, and the Xihu National Security Team arrested Hu Shuiying, a practitioner from Nanchang City. According to reliable sources, during detention, Hu Shuiying was beaten until bones in her body were fractured.
[Changsha City, Hunan Province] Brainwashing Session Held to Persecute Falun Dafa Practitioners
Since the head of the evil went to the Changsha National Defense University and other places in Changsha City, another brainwashing session was held on October 14, at the Laodaohe Cadre Sanatorium. When local practitioners got the news, they resisted the evil with righteous thoughts and almost were successful in stopping the brainwashing class. However, some practitioners were arrested and sent to the brainwashing center because of insufficient righteous thoughts. As a result, they became the focus of persecution.
Ms. Ma Lihua, a practitioner in her sixties from Ningxiang County, was arrested and detained in the brainwashing class while at home on October 14, 2003. In order to protest against the illegal detention, Ma Lihua has been on a hunger strike. The details are still being looked into.
The brainwashing class in Changsha City: Wu X, Director of the brainwashing class, 86-713-6677710; Zhou Hao, Clerk of the brainwashing class
[Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Chen Bihua Illegally Detained in Forced Labor Camp
On the evening of September 30, 2003, Chen Bihua, a practitioner from Babaixiang of Daqing City, was illegally sentenced to one and a half years in a forced labor camp. Currently, he has been sent to the Harbin Rehabilitation Institute.
[Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Practitioner Zhang Shuwen Illegally Arrested
Practitioner Zhang Shuwen used to be an employee from the Daqing General Petroleum & Chemistry Plant. He was laid off after the plant gave him a one-time compensation (a sum of money given to the employee by state-run industries based on how many years he has been in service, and after that the employee no longer enjoys any pensions or benefits from the from them). On November 28, he was arrested by police from the Longan Police Substation in Longfeng District of Daqing City.
Phone numbers of relevant people:
Director of the Longan Police Substation: 86-459-6757470
Chief of police: 86-459-6757469
Manager of Longfeng Industrial Enterprises: 86-459-6755305
Party Secretary: 86-459-6752888
[Jinan City, Shandong Province] Jinan Railway Bureau Holds Eight Terms of Brainwashing Sessions
Some officers from Jinan Railway Bureau follow Jiang's Criminal Regime closely and frenziedly persecute Falun Dafa practitioners in the railway system. Since the summer of 2002, they have held eight brainwashing sessions, and forcibly brainwashed practitioners throughout the entire railway system, including practitioners from both Shandong and Jiangsu Provinces.
[Tai'an City, Shandong Province] Falun Dafa Practitioners from the No. 2 High School Are Persecuted
Since April 25, 1999, the No. 2 High School officials in Taian City have been putting pressure on Falun Gong practitioners, and closely following the directives against Falun Gong issued by Jiang's Regime. The officials defame Falun Dafa, stir up hatred and poison teachers and students in the school. Especially Zhang Dequan, the Party Secretary, and Sun Zhigang, have been openly slandering Falun Dafa at meetings since they began their positions in December of 1999. They arranged for practitioners' colleagues, neighbors and gatekeepers to monitor, follow and report on practitioners. Practitioners' personal freedom and freedom of speech have been totally trampled. They also put pressure on practitioners' family members and force practitioners' family members to cooperate with the persecution. Some practitioners' spouses were forced to get divorced. Together with the local "610 Office" and public security bureau, they illegally searched practitioners' homes, detained practitioners in brainwashing classes and forced them to go to labor camps. When it comes to work, superficially they do not sign contracts with practitioners, but actually force practitioners to do an excessive amount of work. For instance, normally a teacher teaches one or two classes; however, they arrange practitioners to teach three classes. Or they do not give practitioners normal teaching positions, even though they are significantly understaffed. Instead, they force practitioners to work as janitors or even totally deprive them of their right to work. They illegally deprive practitioners of salaries and all benefits. Some practitioners haven't received any living expenses over the past four years. They often disrupt practitioners' normal lives by interrogating practitioners or asking them to write statements guaranteeing that they will stop practicing Falun Dafa.
People responsible for the persecution include:
Zhang Dequan, Party Secretary, 86-538-8225713 (home), 86-538-6235328 (office)
Sun Zhigang, 86-538-8213565 (home), 86-538-6236628 (office)
An Shijun, Director of the Security Section, 86-538-6237997 (home)
[Wuchang, Heilongjiang Province] The Wuchang Brainwashing Class Continues Persecuting Falun Dafa Practitioners
The Wuchang Brainwashing Class continues persecuting Falun Dafa practitioners. In early December, one more practitioner was arrested.
Phone number of the brainwashing class: 86-451-53528153
Fu Yanchun, Assistant Principal, 86-13936017177 (cell)
Brainwashing classes have been held in Jiangbei and Daoli of Harbin City as well.
[Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Six Falun Dafa Practitioners Resist Illegal Trial
Practitioners Zhang Qingshan, Zhang Lin, Wu Chunjie, Wang Yuping and Li Yanwen were followed and arrested by the National Security Team at 109 Beitoudao Street, Daowai on May 15, 2003. Practitioner Li Shuxiang was tricked into going to her work unit and arrested on June 14. The above six practitioners were sued at the Dongli District Prosecution on October 10, and unlawfully tried on November 27. Their family members were not informed of the trial. Practitioners rationally stated, "We have been cultivating Dafa, becoming good people, and raising public awareness about Falun Gong. We are not guilty." They resolutely resisted the persecution. Currently the trial has not concluded. Zhao Qingshan, Zhang Lin and Wu Chunjie are illegally detained at the Dongli Detention Center while Wang Yuping, Li Yanwen and Li Shuxiang are being detained at the No.1 Detention Center.
[Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Practitioner Dong Mei Illegally Detained at Zhangshi Brainwashing Class
Ms. Dong Mei, a Falun Dafa practitioner from the Dadong District of Shenyang City, has been transferred from the Longshan Forced Labor Camp to the Zhangshi Brainwashing Class, where he has been for the last two months. The "610 Office" authorities in the Dadong District illegally detained Dong Mei after falsely claiming they wanted to have a talk with her. The authorities detained her for over two months using the excuse that their "sensitive period" was not over yet. [Note: The "sensitive period" refers all special dates for significant activities or holidays where the authorities have increased accountability for restraining Falun Gong practitioners truth clarification activities] The New Year holiday is coming soon. This is considered to be another sensitive period where the authorities must show they are tightly controlling Falun Gong practitioners in their areas and not allowing them to have any public contact.
The "610 Office" in Dadong District: 86-24-24344563, 86-24-24834894
The "610" officer from Dadong District: Liang Hong, 86-24-88504537, 86-24-88537328, 86-24-25602512 (home)
The Politics & Law Committee in Dadong District: 86-24-24337062
The Administrative Section of the Zhangshi Forced Labor Camp: 86-24-25811657, 86-24-25811634, 86-24-25361754
Team Leader of the Zhangshi Forced Labor Camp: Shi Fengyou, male, in his forties, is in charge of the brainwashing class. He often subjects practitioners to brutal torture in order to make practitioners give up their belief. 86-13309888036 (cell)