Latest News from China - 03/31/2003
- [Sichuan Province] Urgent Appeal to Rescue Dafa Practitioners Illegally Detained at the Namusi Forced Labor Camp
- [Haiyang City, Shandong Province] To Threaten Kind People, Personnel from the "610 Office" Show a Handcuffed and Shackled Dafa Practitioner on TV
- [Mengyin County, Shandong Province] Arrest of Four Homeless Dafa Practitioners; Their Whereabouts Are Unknown
- [Fushun City, Liaoning Province] Continuous Persecution of 16 Practitioners
- [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Order: Detention of All Practitioners
- [China] A Deceived Person Reports A Relative Attending a Wedding Ceremony
- [Yunan County, Guangdong Province] Some Government Officials Coerce Enterprises and Organizations to Sign Monitoring Contract
- [Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province] Personnel from Jinzhou City's No.1 Detention Center Are Hunting a Dafa Practitioner
- [Hefei City, Anhui Province] Personnel at the Luosigang Detention Center Force Inmates to Make Products for Export
[Sichuan Province] Urgent Appeal to Rescue Dafa Practitioners Illegally Detained at the Namusi Forced Labor Camp
Recently, the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in the Nanmusi Female Forced Labor Camp has been escalated. According to inside sources, Dafa practitioner Ms. Mao Kun, Ms. Gao Yan and two other Dafa practitioners suffered a mental breakdown following severe torture.
[Haiyang City, Shandong Province] To Threaten Kind People, Personnel from the "610 Office" Show a Handcuffed and Shackled Dafa Practitioner on TV
At the end of November 2002, officials of Haiyang City's "610 Office"* in Shandong Province put Dafa practitioner Mr. Zheng Xi, about 40 years old, into Zibo City's Wangcun Forced Labor Camp and illegally sentenced him to two years of forced labor. They showed Zheng Xi on TV in handcuffs and shackles in order to threaten local people and dissuade them from helping 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.
[Mengyin County, Shandong Province] Arrest of Four Homeless Dafa Practitioners; Their Whereabouts Are Unknown
On March 12, 2003, Dafa practitioner Mr. Sun Pi, living in exile, was arrested. On the night of March 21, Dafa practitioners Mr. Li Bin, Mr. Wang Yong and Ms. Liu Guimei who also live in exile to avoid illegal persecution were arrested from their rented home in Xintai City, Shandong Province. Their whereabouts are unknown.
Since July 20, 1999, people from Mengyin County's Brainwashing Center, a former employee's technical secondary school, has constantly persecuted Dafa practitioners, but was recognized as "an excellent educational unit" of Linyi City.
It has been confirmed that more than 70 Dafa practitioners were illegally sentenced to forced labor or imprisonment in Yimengshan City, population approximately 500,000. The longest term is 12 years, and two Dafa practitioners have been tortured to death.
[Fushun City, Liaoning Province] Continuous Persecution of 16 Practitioners
On the evening of March 10, 2003, officials from Fushun City's Wujiabo Labor Camp in Liaoning Province sent 16 female practitioners to the notorious Masanjia Forced Labor Camp in Shenyang City, Liaoning Province. All of these practitioners were beaten and locked up in separate small cells at the Wujiabo Forced Labor Camp. The policemen who beat the practitioners were Wu Wei, a division chief, who, since the beginning of the persecution of Falun Gong, has received an annual award for torturing practitioners, and also Zhang Wei, a division chief, who personally has beaten many practitioners, and Liu Baocai, a policeman known for his cruelty while beating people.
[Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Order: Detention of All Practitioners
It was reported that a mayor in Wuhan City, Hubei Province ordered police to arrest all people who had practiced Falun Gong and not release those practitioners who would not give up the practice. Some local officials are expressing their concerns that such an action would cause too much discontent among the local residents.
[China] A Deceived Person Reports A Relative Attending a Wedding Ceremony
A 60-year-old practitioner went to attend a wedding ceremony in Sanxing Village, Handian Town in Shuangcheng City, Heilongjiang Province, but his relatives reported him to the local police precinct. On March 25, 2003, this practitioner was illegally arrested and has not been released yet. The practitioner's whereabouts are unknown. The practitioner's younger brother, about 50 years old and a non-practitioner, was arrested as well.
The people who turned in the Dafa practitioner are Zhang Zhongbo (33 years old, cell phone number: 86-13936543012) and his brother Zhang Zhongquan (40 years old, home phone number: 86-451-3230408). They are living in Handian Town, Shuangcheng City.
[Yunan County, Guangdong Province] Some Government Officials Coerce Enterprises and Organizations to Sign Monitoring Contract
Some officials from Yunan County's government and personnel from the "610 Office" coerced leaders from local enterprises, organizations and the head of the county to sign a contract to monitor Falun Gong practitioners. The leaders in turn coerced their employees to monitor Dafa practitioners in Yunan County. As a result, several people now monitor every Falun Gong practitioner, which causes great interference in the practitioners' daily life and cultivation. Among those leaders, Qiu Lianghui, director of Yunan County's Political & Judiciary Committee, has gotten a lot of political gain for persecuting Dafa practitioners.
Phone numbers of the County's Committee: 86-766-(7596189 7593521 7596280 7593361 7598068 7596282 7598208 7591128 7593159 7598768);
Phone numbers of the County head's office: 86-766-(7336690 7593991 7593925 7593441 7335528 7331395 7331380 7593081 7593051);
Phone number of the County's Political & Judiciary Committee: 86-766-7592640;
Phone number of the County Police Department's director's office: 86-766-7597938;
Phone number of the Internal Security Section of the Police Department: 86-766-7594815.
[Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province] Personnel from Jinzhou City's No.1 Detention Center Are Hunting a Dafa Practitioner
Recently, a Dafa practitioner from Jinzhou City escaped from imprisonment with righteous thoughts. Shen Fusheng, director of Jinzhou City's No.1 Detention Center, has ordered policemen from all the stations to search for this practitioner and to harass other Dafa practitioners through constantly calling them on their cell phones.
Shen Fusheng's home phone number: 86-416-2325551;
No.1 Detention Center's phone number: 86-416-4588717.
[Hefei City, Anhui Province] Personnel at the Luosigang Detention Center Force Inmates to Make Products for Export
The prisoners held in the Luosigang No. 1 Detention Center (mostly belonging in criminal detention which lasts less than 30 days) are forced to perform labor for long periods of time. Most of them are forced to make colored Christmas light bulbs for export. The busiest period in the year is from May to October.
The prisoners held in the Luosigang No. 2 Detention Center, (most are held for less than 15 days and would be transferred to the No.1 Detention Center if they are found out to have committed serious crimes) are forced to make disposable chopsticks. Everyone is forced to produce a big bag of chopsticks daily.