Latest News from China - 06/17/2003
- [Zhanjiang City, Guangdong Province] Practitioner Chen Shaoqing Hunger Strikes for Nearly a Month in the Sanshui Forced Labor Camp
- [Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] Brutal Torture Method Employed in Forced Labor Camps --"Tie a Person's Hands Behind His Back with a Rope That Is Looped Around His Neck"
- [Huludao City, Liaoning Province] Police Trap Practitioner Yang Jiangwei's Father for the Second Time
- [Handan City, Hubei Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Tong Ruiqing Is Sent to the Handan Forced Labor Camp after Twelve Days on a Hunger Strike
- [Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] Falun Dafa Practitioners Illegally Sentenced to Jail Terms
- [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Practitioner Liu Lifeng Illegally Detained in the Shijiazhuang Forced Labor Camp
- [Liaoning Province] A Plan to Search for Falun Dafa Practitioners
- [Rongcheng City, Shandong Province] Falun Dafa Practitioners Illegally Arrested
- [Northwest China] Falun Dafa Banners Flutter along the Highway
- [Liaozhong County, Liaoning Province] Jiang Blackmails Falun Dafa Practitioners' Work Units
- [Laixi City, Shandong Province] Practitioner Wang Bingzheng Jailed
- [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] The No. 4 Prison Brutally Brainwashes Falun Dafa Practitioners
- [Shahe City, Hebei Province] Practitioner Zhang Qushan Illegally Arrested for the Fourth Time
- Truth-Clarifying VCDs Evoke Strong Reactions in an Army Residential Complex
- [Linyi County, Shandong Province] Falun Dafa Practitioners Persecuted
- [Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province] Practitioner Zhao Zihua Illegally Arrestedá
[Zhanjiang City, Guangdong Province] Practitioner Chen Shaoqing Hunger Strikes for Nearly a Month in the Sanshui Forced Labor Camp
Chen Shaoqing was illegally arrested in April and sent to the Sanshui Forced Labor Camp for cultivating Falun Dafa and for clarifying the truth of Falun Dafa. During his detention, Chen Shaoqing continues to explain the truth to whomever he meets, and practices the exercises. Because of this, he has been subjected to inhumane torture. Chen Shaoqing has been on a hunger strike for nearly a month to protest the persecution. Despite his present extremely weak condition, the police still refuse to release him.
[Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] Brutal Torture Method Employed in Forced Labor Camps --"Tie a Person's Hands Behind His Back with a Rope That Is Looped Around His Neck"
The forced labor camps in Guangzhou City, including the male camp in Huadu and the female camp in Cuotou, employ a brutal means of torture used by police in the north, in order to forcibly brainwash Falun Dafa practitioners. To begin with, they detain practitioners separately in dark rooms. They don't provide food or allow practitioners to go to sleep for the first few days, until practitioners are totally exhausted and weak. Then they use strips of cloth or rope to tie practitioners so tightly that the bonds cut into practitioners' flesh. It makes people feel extremely miserable. People who are subjected to this means of torture may lose the use of their arms and legs from lack of blood circulation if they are not untied every single hour. Some practitioners' legs become disabled due to this torture.
[Huludao City, Liaoning Province] Police Trap Practitioner Yang Jiangwei's Father for the Second Time
Yang Jiangwei's father was released on June 9, but his sister was transferred from a detention house to a lockup for prisoners awaiting trial. On June 12, police from the lockup called Yang's father, asking him to pick up his daughter. The police wereáactually intending to trap Yang's father, who was illegally detained again that very day. He has not yet been released.
Minghui.net has previously reported on the persecution of Yang Jiangwei.
[Handan City, Hubei Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Tong Ruiqing Is Sent to the Handan Forced Labor Camp after Twelve Days on a Hunger Strike
On June 11, Minghui.net reported on the persecution of practitioner Gong Ruiqing, an employee from the Social Security Center in Handan City. According to reliable sources, Gong Ruiqing became extremely weak after holding a hunger strike for 12 days at the No. 1 Detention Center. In spite of his condition, he was still forcibly sent to the Handan Forced Labor Camp for intensified persecution.
[Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] Falun Dafa Practitioners Illegally Sentenced to Jail Terms
Before the Lunar Chinese New Year (the end of January), Ms. Zhao Shumei and Ms Shi Rong, along with other practitioners, were illegally arrested while distributing truth-clarifying materials in Guangzhou City. They are being detained in the No. 3 Team of the Cuotou Forced Labor Camp located in Shijing Town, in the Baiyun District of Guangzhou City. They have been illegally sentenced to jail until July of next year.
[Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Practitioner Liu Lifeng Illegally Detained in the Shijiazhuang Forced Labor Camp
Liu Lifengáwas diagnosed with hepatitis B during many medical examinations while he was being persecuted in the brainwashing center in the capital city of Hebei Province. However his persecution has never ceased. He is not allowed to step out of his room, to use the washroom, or to go to sleep. He is force-fed with white wine. Dropping in on the labor camp one day, the head of the police department abused Liu Lifeng and beat him. He was flustered and exasperated when he saw that Liu Lifeng was still steadfast in cultivation practice. Colluding with the "610 Office,"* he detained Liu Lifeng in the Shijiazhuang Forced Labor Camp. Liu Lifeng's happy family was separated from him as well. His wife, a solider on active service, was forced to divorce him.
[Liaoning Province] A Plan to Search for Falun Dafa Practitioners
Recently, a meeting was held for the Public Security Network in Liaoning Province. It was decided to conduct an illegal blanket search for young Falun Dafa practitioners across the province.
[Rongcheng City, Shandong Province] Falun Dafa Practitioners Illegally Arrested
Falun Dafa practitioner Wang Youyi and his wife Gao Shuyun, from Xilao Village in Shangzhuang Town, Rongcheng City, were illegally arrested on June 14. Their whereabouts are still unknown.
[Northwest China] Falun Dafa Banners Flutter along the Highway
On World Falun Dafa Day May 13, banners saying "Falun Dafa is Good!" and "Truth-Compassion-Tolerance is Good!" fluttered in the breeze along a highway in the capital city of a province in Northwest China. The yellow words on red cloth made these banners especially bright and magnificent.
[Liaozhong County, Liaoning Province] Jiang Blackmails Falun Dafa Practitioners' Work Units
Practitioner Li Yanhai became destitute and homelessáfor a year and a half due to persecution. On May 30, 2003, she was trapped and detained in the Liaozhong Detention House.
On May 31, 2003, the Public Security Network in Liaozhong County held a meeting. During the meeting, several pages of illegal documents and a list of the names of over 100 Falun Dafa practitioners in the county were distributed. Since then, people from work units, neighborhood committees, and local police substations have harassed many practitioners. At the same time, a so-called "deposit of guarantee" for practitioners is extorted from each work unit in an attempt to force practitioners to give up their belief in truth, compassion and tolerance. It is in vain however, since most practitioners have left their homes with righteous thoughts. A few practitioners who didn't get a chance to leave in time clearly answered "Yes" when asked whether they were still practicing Falun Dafa. As a result, the evil failed to achieve their goal.
People primarily responsible for the persecution are:
Li Lin, Party Secretary of the Politics & Judiciary Committee
Xu Fengjie, Director of the Police Department
Dou Hongliang, Political Instructor of the Police Department
[Laixi City, Shandong Province] Practitioner Wang Bingzheng Jailed
Wang Bingzheng is from Huayuantou Village in Yuanshang Town, Laixi City, Shandong Province. On March 6, 2003, policemen from Guxian Town illegally arrested him as he distributed truth-clarifying materials at Daji, in Guxian Town, Pingdu City. Police from Yuanshang Town picked him up that evening. The next day, Wang Bingzheng's home was searched, and he was sent to the Laixi Prison. His 80-year-old mother cries every day, and waits for her son to come back home.
[Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] The No. 4 Prison Brutally Brainwashes Falun Dafa Practitioners
Currently, police from the No. 4 Prison in Shijiazhuang City are brutally torturing Falun Dafa practitioners who are steadfast in their belief. The police force practitioners to sit on a bench with their legs motionless for a long time, and prevent them from sleeping, day or night. Anyone who falls asleep is beaten by criminal prisoners using large wooden clubs. When practitioners have been tortured to the point of delirium, the police coerce them into writing the so-called "Four Statements of Guarantee."
[Shahe City, Hebei Province] Practitioner Zhang Qushan Illegally Arrested for the Fourth Time
Falun Dafa practitioner Zhang Qushan is from Ximao Village in Shahe City.áAt midnight on May 27, police from Xingtai City and the Ji Village Police Substation illegally arrested him. He is currently being detained in Xingtai's "Law Education Center," which is actually a brainwashing center. In November of last year, Zhang was illegally detained in the Shahe Detention House for explaining the facts of Falun Dafa. After 35 days on a hunger strike, he was released. This is the fourth time that he was illegally arrested.
People involved in the persecution:á
Yang Sanhui, from Ximao Village;
Chen Minghui, Director of the Ji Village Police Substation, phone number 86-319-8931658;
Liu Pinglian, from Xingtai City
Truth-Clarifying VCDs Evoke Strong Reactions in an Army Residential Complex
Falun Dafa practitioners carefully distributed 60 truth-clarifying VCDsáin an army residential complex, which evoked strong reactions. It even shocked personnel at the army's headquarters. The evil beings are currently very nervous.
[Linyi County, Shandong Province] Falun Dafa Practitioners Persecuted
Practitioner Ding Lihua was illegally arrested on Square Street on February 28, 2003. She was sent to the Jinan Female Forced Labor Camp the same day.
Practitioner Cao Qinghua, a high school teacher from Mengqi Town in Linyi County, was first fired from this teaching position for telling students about Truth, Compassion, and Tolerance. He/she was forcibly abducted from home on April 25, 2003 and is currently detained in the Linyi Detention Center.
Fu Zongguo is the head of the local "610 Office." His phone number is 86-534-4222877.
[Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province] Practitioner Zhao Zihua Illegally Arrestedá
Zhao Zihua is a 51-year-old Falun Dafa practitioner from Xutun Village in the Taihe District of Jinzhou City. She was illegally arrested on May 29, 2003. Police from the North Suburban Branch of the Taihe District searched her home and sent her to the Jinzhou Detention Center.
* "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.