June 17, 2003


Ms. Wang Yuxiu, a practitioner from Lanzhou City, Gansu Province, is around fifty years old. She is the former presiding judge of the civil division of Gansu's provincial Supreme Court, and later a judge of the judicial commission of the provincial Supreme Court. Because of her belief in Falun Gong, she has been constantly harassed and persecuted. For a time she was forced to leave her home and go from place to place. On around May 20th, she was once again taken away by the police. At present, she is still detained and tortured at the Gongjiawan brainwashing class in Lanzhou City.

On May 21, the mayor of Agan Town in the Qilihe District and the director of the security office, Wu Ming, together with Wang Zhirong, the director of the security office of the Agan Coal Mine, abducted three practitioners, Wang Guixiang, Wang Degui, and Wang Guiqin, to the Gongjiawan brainwashing class. That morning, these perpetrators forcefully dragged them into a van. The practitioners' co-workers said: "These Falun Gong practitioners are among the best workers here. What kind of world is this? There is no longer any standard for telling the good from the bad."