Latest News from China - 05/14/2003
- [Gongzhuling City, Jilin Province] The City's Detention Center Personnel Brutally Torture Dafa Practitioners by Beating, Force-feeding and Hanging up by the Handcuffs
- [Jilin City, Jilin Province] Illegal Arrest of Four Dafa Practitioners
- [Huadian City, Jilin Province] Police Illegally Arrest Three Dafa Practitioners
- [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Some Personnel from the Residence Committee Harass Dafa Practitioners under Instructions from the "610 Office"
- [Yingshan County, Sichuan Province] It Was Reported That Related Departments Will Illegally Sentence Dafa Practitioner Ma Houqin Between May 13 to May 15, 2003
- [Shanghai City] Lawless Police again Arrest Dafa Practitioner Li Wenyu
- [Tangshan City, Hebei Province] Persecution Accounts
- [Huangchuan County, Henan Province] Arrest of Practitioner Shi Zaihe at Henan Province's No. 3 Forced Labor Camp in Xuchang City
- [Liaoning Province] An Attempt to Frame Falun Gong
- [Langfang City, Hebei Province] Arrest and Brutal Torture of Practitioner Han Zhenju
- [Tangshan City, Hebei Province] Arrest of Dafa Practitioners Li Linong and Ma Lili
- [Beijing] Arrest of Dafa Practitioner Xu Youlin
- [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Arrest of Eight Dafa Practitioners
- [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Lawless Police Stake Out Certain Places at Night to Arrest Dafa Practitioners
- [Midu County, Yunnan Province] The Record of Li Wenhong from the "610 Office" and His Persecution of Dafa Practitioners
- [Hengyang County, Hunan Province] Dafa Practitioner Zhou Baoguo Is Brutally Tortured to the Point of Being in Critical Danger
- [Laixi City, Shandong Province] Arrest of Dafa Practitioners Zhang Weibo, Sun Kuijun, Liu Cuiling and Yu Zhongxiu
[Gongzhuling City, Jilin Province] The City's Detention Center Personnel Brutally Torture Dafa Practitioners by Beating, Force-feeding and Hanging up by the Handcuffs
The tortures used by lawless policemen in Gongzhuling City's Detention Center to persecute Dafa practitioners include: verbal and physical abuse, brutal beating, force-feeding, hanging up by the handcuffs and prohibiting to see a doctor unless their life is at stake. One of the persecuted Dafa practitioners, Wang Sheng was tortured so severely he vomited blood and had blood in his stool. Only when he was at death's door did they allow him to be treated.
In Gongzhuling City, Dafa practitioner Zhao Shigang was illegally sentenced to three years in prison at the beginning of 2003, and Qi Mingjiu was illegally sentenced to five years in prison. It was reported that they were illegally detained at Gongzhuling City's Detention Center and were badly abused and mistreated.
[Jilin City, Jilin Province] Illegal Arrest of Four Dafa Practitioners
On April 20, 2003 when Dafa practitioner Shen Quanhui was shopping at a market, lawless policemen forcibly abducted him, and he is now detained at Jilin City's No. 3 Detention Center.
At about 11:00 p.m. on May 1, 2003, policemen from the Jiuzhan Housing Rental Agency in Jilin City illegally arrested Dafa practitioner Guo Zhande, Li Zheng and another fellow practitioner with the family name Yan. Their whereabouts are unknown.
[Huadian City, Jilin Province] Police Illegally Arrest Three Dafa Practitioners
During the night of April 19, 2003, authorities destroyed a Dafa materials production site and Dafa practitioner Jing Zhixin and Jin Yushan were arrested. Later on, lawless policemen were staked out outside the Dafa materials production site. The second day, Dafa practitioner Deng Changhua was kidnapped. Now they are all illegally detained at Huadian City's Detention Center and have been on a hunger strike to protest the persecution.
[Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Some Personnel from the Residence Committee Harass Dafa Practitioners under Instructions from People from the "610 Office"
All residence committees in Shenyang City received instructions from the "610 Office"* and local street committee offices to go to all Dafa practitioners' homes to require Dafa practitioners to fill in a form about when they started to practice Falun Gong and whether they still practice it, and other improper questions. Then these principals forwarded all the forms to their superiors. They claim that SARS is important but SARS would not put Falun Gong on hold.
[Yingshan County, Sichuan Province] It Was Reported That Related Departments Will Illegally Sentence Dafa Practitioner Ma Houqin Between May 13 to May 15, 2003
[Shanghai City] Lawless Police again Arrest Dafa Practitioner Li Wenyu
On the afternoon of May 9, lawless policemen again arrested Li Wenyu and his house was searched. Now he is illegally detained at Songjiang District's Detention Center. Li Wenyu used to be illegally sentenced to forced labor for two years and was released in August 2002.
[Tangshan City, Hebei Province] Persecution Accounts
After Jiang's regime started the persecution against Falun Gong on July 20, 1999, practitioners from Qianxi County joined together and signed an appeals letter. The letter ended up in the hands of the government. Many practitioners were arrested and persecuted. More than 30 practitioners from Qianxi County were fined. The amount varied from 3,000 to 5,000 Yuan*. The official who received the money did not issue any receipts and the money was not returned.
At the Qianxi County Detention Center, police shocked practitioners with electric batons, and also force-fed with drugs. The police said. "If you will not take medicine, then we force-feed you." The police also force-fed the practitioners who went on a hunger strike. Among the vicious policemen, Liu Chun used a stick with little pins to beat practitioners' heads. The scene was too miserable to see. Zhu Zhengang, a policeman from Qianxi County Detention Center, often verbally abused practitioners.
[Huangchuan County, Henan Province] Arrest of Practitioner Shi Zaihe at Henan Province's No. 3 Forced Labor Camp in Xuchang City
Practitioner Mr. Shi Zaihe, 33 years old, a farmer, was beaten up, detained two months and fined 2,000 Yuan after he went to Tiananmen Square to appeal for Falun Gong on October 1, 2000. On January 23, 2001, the local policeman intended to arrest him and put him into a forced labor camp.
Mr. Shi escaped with wisdom. From then on, he was forced to stay away from home to avoid further illegal persecution. Mr. Shi had to make a living by working in other cities. In the past two years when the Spring Festival was approaching, the police from Huanggang Township would break in Mr. Shi's home to make trouble and attempt to arrest Mr. Shi. In February 2003, after the Lantern Festival, the local police arrested Mr. Shi's wife, a non-practitioner, as a hostage to discover Mr. Shi's whereabouts. Mr. Shi's wife was detained 40 days. The police found the salary receipt that they kept when they were working in other cities and arrested Mr. Shi. Now Mr. Shi is illegally detained at Henan Province's No. 3 Forced Labor Camp in Xuchang City.
[Liaoning Province] An Attempt to Frame Falun Gong
Workers from Dashiqiao City's Yingmei Mine in Liaoning Province went to the government to ask for their past four months' salaries. As the government did not pay them, the workers claimed they would commit group suicide by laying on the train tracks. The police from Dashiqiao and Yingkou City brutally dismissed the workers. Some vicious policemen took this incident as an excuse to frame Falun Gong, claiming that practitioners had instigated the workers to make trouble.
[Langfang City, Hebei Province] Arrest and Brutal Torture of Practitioner Han Zhenju
At 6:00 a.m. on March 27, practitioner Mr. Han Zhenju heard someone knock on his door. When he was going to open the door, he saw some people had jumped over the wall and opened the door. Mr. Han went closer and found the approaching people were the local policeman Teng Lisheng leading five other policemen, including Bai Yiru and Zhang from Yongqing County Police Department. As they broke in, they beat Mr. Han and forcibly packed him into a car. His family came out to protect Mr. Han and asked the reason for the arrest. The police did not give any reason but pushed Mr. Han's wife aside, beat Mr. Han's son and wounded his son's face. Then they drove away in the car. On the same day it became known that Han Zhenju was sent to Tangshan City Forced Labor Camp in Hebei Province.
Because Mr. Han is very determined to Dafa, he suffered all kinds of brutal tortures. After 20 days of a hunger strike, Mr. Han was transferred to Baoding City Prison and has been detained there till now.
[Tangshan City, Hebei Province] Arrest of Dafa Practitioners Li Linong and Ma Lili
At about 6:00 p.m. on May 3rd, when Ms. Li Linong and Ms. Ma Lili went out to paste up Dafa truth-clarifying materials, they were illegally arrested at the market at No.255 Hospital. Now their whereabouts are unknown.
[Beijing] Arrest of Dafa Practitioner Xu Youlin
At about eight o'clock on April 27, 2003, when Mr. Xu Youlin went out to distribute Dafa truth-clarifying materials, he was illegally arrested. On April 28, police illegally searched his house and confiscated his computer and all Dafa truth-clarifying materials. It was reported that he was illegally held at Beijing City's Chaoyang Police Department detention center and later was transferred to Tong County. At the day of his arrest he got a high fever and high blood pressure. His family worried about him, but lawless policemen prohibited his family from visiting him, saying it is because of SARS.
[Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Arrest of Eight Dafa Practitioners
Eight practitioners from Wafangdian City, including Ms. Xie Xiuli and Ms. Zhang Lina, have been illegally detained since March of 2003.
[Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Lawless Policemen Patrol with All Kinds of Vehicles or Man Stake-outs at Certain Places at Night to Arrest Dafa Practitioners
According to a reliable source, from 9:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. or 4:00a.m the next day, policemen in Shenyang City patrol with all kinds of vehicles or are staked out at certain places to arrest Dafa practitioners. Those of you Dafa practitioners who distribute truth-clarifying materials at night, please pay attention to your safety!
[Midu County, Yunnan Province] The Record of Li Wenhong from the "610 Office" and His Persecution of Dafa Practitioners
Li Wenhong, (cell phone: 86-13038620568) used to work in court and was a secretary for the local government. He claimed when he was in the "610 Office," he spent half of his working time preparing material which was used to persecute Dafa practitioners. In 2002, he was enrolled in Yunnan University as an in-service graduated student of the law school. It was reported that during a classmates' communication meeting, he threatened his classmates, "Don't practice Falun Gong; otherwise I'll prepare a black list."
[Hengyang County, Hunan Province] Dafa Practitioner Zhou Baoguo Is Brutally Tortured to the Point of Being in Critical Danger
Mr. Zhou Baoguo was illegally and secretly detained at Hengyang County Detention Center by persons from the Hengyang City "610 Office." He has been brutally tortured and his life is in critical danger. Lawless police extorted money from his family to bail him out. The World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong is asked to please investigate this case.
[Laixi City, Shandong Province] Arrest of Dafa Practitioners Zhang Weibo, Sun Kuijun, Liu Cuiling and Yu Zhongxiu
During the night on May 8, Dafa practitioners Mr. Zhang Weibo, Mr. Sun Kuijun, Ms. Liu Cuiling and Ms. Yu Zhongxiu were illegally arrested when they clarified the truth of Falun Gong at Liujiazhuang Town in Jimo City. They were brutally beaten up and then were sent to Jimo City's Hospital. On May 9, personnel from Jimo City's Hospital and Pumu Town Hospital in Laixi City illegally searched these four practitioners' houses and confiscated their cell phones and other valuables.
*"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.
**500 Yuan is the average monthly income for an urban worker in China.
May 13, 2003