Latest News from China - 05/27/2003
- [Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] Chenghua District Court Illegally Tries Dafa Practitioner Li Shuhua
- [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Li Ruiqin Tortured
- [Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] Be Aware of the Bad People's Disguise, False Compassion
- [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] New Round of Persecution Against Falun Dafa and Dafa Practitioners
- [Jilin City, Jilin Province] Over 100 Falun Dafa Practitioners Detained in the Jilin Prison
- One Thing That Overseas Practitioners Should Pay Attention to When Clarifying the Truth by Calling to China
- [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Practitioner Hua Fengxiang's Family Members Resist Persecution
- [Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Liu Sheng Forced into Homelessness
- [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Criminal Prisoners in the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp Get Food Poisoning While Falun Dafa Practitioners Do Not
- [Fushun City, Liaoning Province] Practitioner Chu Defu Illegally Arrested by "610 Office" in Panjin
- [Yuanyang County, Henan Province] Li Jian, Director of the Politics & Security Section of the Yuanyang Public Security Bureau, Keeps Persecuting Falun Dafa Practitioners
- [Huaiyang County, Henan Province] Material Site Destroyed
- [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Practitioners Yang Liguo and Wang Shutang Illegally Arrested
- [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Send Forth Righteous Thoughts Together and Eliminate the Evil Elements in Other Dimensions
[Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] Chenghua District Court Illegally Tries Dafa Practitioner Li Shuhua
Ms. Li Shuhua, a 60-year-old practitioner, was employed at the Biochemical Medicine Plant in Kai County. Since her retirement, she has been living with her children in Chengdu City.
Ms. Li used to be very weak and sickly, and had to spend over a thousand yuan on medical treatments every year. Since she started to practice Falun Dafa in 1996, she hasn't spent a penny on medicine and thus saved the country a lot of money. [In China, the state-run enterprises cover most of their employees' medical expenses.] For over a month, police from the Wangpingjie Police Substation had been shadowing Ms. Li Shuhua as she clarified the truth about Falun Dafa. According to some of the policemen involved in it, they had originally planned to tail her in an attempt to find out a so-called "bigger organization." However, since they didn't find any other people or organization related to her, they eventually settled for breaking into Li Shuhua's home and illegally arresting her on April 10, 2002. Police from the Wangpingjie Police Substation and the Chenghua Public Security Branch Bureau searched her home and confiscated all her cash, jewelry, bank account info, cellular phone and other things.
Ms. Li Shuhua has been illegally detained in the Chengdu Detention Center for over a year. On May 21, 2003, a trial was held at the Chenghua District Court to sentence her.
We hope that the international legal organizations will show their concern over this case and appeal to the Chinese authorities to drop all criminal charges and release Ms. Li Shuhua.
[Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Li Ruiqin Tortured
On the afternoon of May 15, Mrs. Liu Ruiqin, who had already been staying away from her home for two years in order to avoid illegal detention, was arrested by police from the Yudong Police Substation while visiting home. She is being detained in the Yanxiang Hotel at Dongerhuan, where they are interrogating her through brutal torture.
According to her family members, Mrs. Liu's husband Gai Wufan was at work when she was arrested and didn't know anything about it. Her daughter and son-in-law had been in the midst of a family crisis of their own, and at noon on May 15, the son-in-law asked her daughter to come out for a talk. Her daughter was illegally arrested and sent to the Yudong Police Substation as soon as she left her home. Policemen stole the key to the house from the daughter's handbag, and they directly opened the door and arrested Mrs. Liu Ruiqin.
Mrs. Liu was illegally detained in the Yanxiang Hotel and interrogated. Later on, she had a heart attack. One of her relatives asked to get her out on bail for medical treatment. However, the vicious "610 Office" refused the demand. Mrs. Liu Ruiqin's current situation is unknown.
People responsible for the persecution:
Hao Zhiwen and Zhang, policemen from the Yudong Police Substation
Phone number of the Yudong Police Substation: 86-311-56661356
Phone number of the director office of the Yudong Police Substation: 86-311-5661524
[Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] Be Aware of the Bad People's Disguise, False Compassion
Recently, the "610 Office" in Guangzhou City pretended to be "concerned" about those practitioners who are unemployed and had larges sum of money extorted from them during illegal detention and persecution. They summoned some practitioners who had once written so-called "statement of guarantee" (to give up practice of Falun Dafa) to the Wanted Center, telling them that the government was very concerned about them, that it would like to help them to find a job and return the extorted 3,000 yuan, the fine for "going to Beijing," as long as they were willing to write another "statement of guarantee." It is persecution arranged by the bad people in the form of false compassion, and an evil test to Dafa practitioners as well. The wicked people appear with smiling faces and alluring personal interest in the name of "concern," but their ultimate attempt is to make practitioners give up cultivation practice and to destroy those practitioners who cannot let go of their attachments and human mentalities.
The illegal detention and extortion of money that the "610 Office" has done to Dafa practitioners is against the constitution: The only thing it can do in restitution is to release all illegally detained Falun Dafa practitioners and unconditionally return all extorted monies.
[Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] New Round of Persecution Against Falun Dafa and Dafa Practitioners
At present, the vicious people in Shijiazhuang City, led by the head of "610 Office" in Beijing, have started a new round of persecution against Falun Dafa and Dafa practitioners. They filter out residents, household by household, in order to find any hidden practitioners who are homeless because of persecution. They harass practitioners' family members in order to find the practitioners' whereabouts. They illegally arrest practitioners and send them to brainwashing centers. They even interrogate everyday people in order to investigate the current situation of those former practitioners who went over to the other side under heavy pressure and brutal persecution.
[Jilin City, Jilin Province] Over 100 Falun Dafa Practitioners Detained in the Jilin Prison
Phone number of the Politics & Education Section of the Jilin Public Security Bureau: 86-432-4881551, ext. 0340. The director's last name is Tang.
One Thing That Overseas Practitioners Should Pay Attention to When Clarifying the Truth by Calling to China
In China, cell phone owners have to pay a fairly high rate to receive long distance calls. Therefore, if overseas practitioners talk for too long in clarifying the truth, the listeners may become very uncomfortable due to the high cost. When calling cell phones, I suggest that practitioners ask whether the receiver has access to a more convenient non-mobile phone, in order to reduce cost. When we are always considerate of others, we can achieve better effects in clarifying the truth.
[Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Practitioner Hua Fengxiang's Family Members Resist Persecution
Ms. Hua Fengxiang is a Falun Dafa practitioner around 50 years old. She was illegally arrested on the streets of Handan City in early September 2002. The police searched her dwelling and claimed that she would be sentenced to ten years in jail before she would be transferred to another place. After she went on hunger strike protesting her illegal detention, her life was in great danger many times. By the end of October 2002, her family members got her back home to Shijiazhuang City, where policemen from Handan City guarded her in shifts, 24 hours a day. Around the end of January 2003, the policemen withdrew from her home after her relatives appealed many times and resisted the persecution. They finally got her out on bail for a year.
[Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Liu Sheng Forced into Homelessness
Mrs. Liu Sheng, an employee from the No. 1 Branch of the Daqing Water Supply Company, had to leave her home in order to avoid being forcibly sent by her work unit to a brainwashing session. The thugs kept pressuring her husband and harassed her home frequently, day and night. Mrs. Liu's husband could not bear such pressure and asked for a divorce.
Parties involved in the persecution:
Shan Jinglong, manager of the Daqing Water Supply Company, Heilongjiang
The No. 1 Branch of the Daqing Water Supply Company
Zhang Zhenguo, overall team head
Wang Pingsheng, Party Secretary of a small team
Phone number: 86-459-4590514
[Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Criminal Prisoners in the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp Get Food Poisoning While Falun Dafa Practitioners Do Not
In the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp, policemen tried to brainwash Falun Dafa practitioners by all vicious means. A crowded living space, poor food and drink are the features of living conditions in the camp. The dirty stinking drinking water comes directly from the wells without any proper filtering. In summer, it happened many times that prisoners got food poisoning or suffered large-scale outbreaks of contagious intestinal disease. The patients ran high fevers, vomited, had diarrhea and acute stomachaches. However, the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp always took the same measures: canceling all interviews with family members and blocking the news. Only when many people's lives were in great danger would the labor camp secretly send the patients to the Masanjia Hospital, where the patients were still forbidden to tell others the truth. According to prisoners detained in the same cell, they saw their own blood was blackish when it was sampled at the hospital.
Every time such a dangerous situation broke out, steadfast Falun Dafa practitioners were righteous and safe, not affected in the least. The prisoners in every cell lay on the floor with IVs in their arms, whereas the trouble-free practitioners sat on the floor. At that time the police guards didn't come to brainwash them any more. The police guards often asked curiously, "Didn't you eat the same food? How come you are OK?" Practitioners replied, "As Dafa practitioners, one good can overcome a hundred evils. Evil things and sickness demons dare not to come close to us. That's why we are free from trouble." Once a police guard said loudly, "Now it is clear who is more immune to illnesses. You just can't ignore the facts."
[Fushun City, Liaoning Province] Practitioner Chu Defu Illegally Arrested by "610 Office" in Panjin
Mr. Chu Defu, a practitioner around 33 years old, was arrested at about 6 p.m. on May 25 at a bungalow that his wife and daughter rented in Panjin. At the time, clerks from the "610 Office" got into the house under the false pretense of searching for SARS victims. They asked him for his ID and inquired whether he practiced Falun Gong. Mr. Chu Defu showed his ID card and acknowledged that he practiced Falun Gong. A clerk immediately contacted the public security department via cellular phone. They arrested Mr. Chu and searched his residence. His desktop computer, notebook computer, three cellular phones, three pagers, over 20,000 yuan in cash, his father-in-law's bank account information, and some other things were all stolen. He was also beaten up.
[Yuanyang County, Henan Province] Li Jian, Director of the Politics & Security Section of the Yuanyang Public Security Bureau, Keeps Persecuting Falun Dafa Practitioners
Early on the morning of February 1, 2003, the Chinese Lunar New Year's Day, I was illegally handcuffed and hung up for six hours in the Yuanyang Public Security Bureau. Thanks to Teacher's help, with righteous thoughts I walked out of the bad place (the account of this was published on Clearwisdom). When the police found that I had escaped, they drove a police car directly to my home. They broke into the house and arrested my husband (also a practitioner), who is still being illegally detained. My three young daughters (also all Dafa practitioners) were left alone at home. There is now nobody left to take care of them.
However, the police didn't stop there. Failing to find me by all means, they then started a careful stakeout of my home and the three kids. Li Jian, director of the Politics & Security Section, deceived my husband, my parents, my father-in-law and mother-in-law in an attempt to collect money. After he failed to get the money, Li Jian led people from the Public Security Bureau, the local "610 Office" and the Politics & Law Committee to my home. They tried to trick my eldest daughter, my parents, father-in-law and mother-in-law, coupling threats with promises. They said that it was time to harvest the wheat and I should come back home, that if I came back, they would not arrest me, beat me or detain me, that if my family members gave them some money, they would release my husband. It is really extremely shameless.
During the time when I was not homeless, Li Jian jailed another married couple that practices Falun Gong in our county.
[Huaiyang County, Henan Province] Material Site Destroyed
On May 20, a material site was destroyed in Huaiyang County. Details are yet to be discovered. It is estimated that three practitioners were arrested, with a loss of over 10,000 yuan in supplies. Currently, police are trying to arrest other practitioners through phone call records.
Two practitioners who escaped a bad detention place were arrested again in Xiangcheng City. They mentioned their exact location while making a phone call to a fellow practitioner's home with a cell phone. Because of this, quite a few other practitioners were also arrested.
Recently, many practitioners in our area have displayed a strong attachment to time. They think that the Fa-rectification has gone through several years, and it has come to the last few days, and that we don't need to be worried any more since very few evil elements are left in other dimensions. They thus became less careful in their words and actions, which gave loopholes for the bad people to exploit and damage Dafa. After reading Teacher's most recent lecture, some practitioners have understood the Fa from a narrow view. They ignore the improvement of themselves and don't attach importance to studying the Fa or sending forth righteous thoughts. These are the problems that practitioners in our area have. I hope practitioners from other areas pay attention to omissions in these aspects.
[Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Practitioners Yang Liguo and Wang Shutang Illegally Arrested
Mr. Yang Liguo, a 57-year-old practitioner, lives in Xishan Village of Shahekou District, Dalian City. He has been illegally detained many times for going to Beijing to validate Dafa and for safeguarding Falun Dafa. At around 8:15 a.m. on May 22, 2003, Mr. Yang Liguo and another practitioner Ms. Wang Shutang, were illegally arrested while distributing truth-clarifying materials near Qipan New Village in Ganjingzi District of Dalian City. Their homes were subsequently searched. All Falun Dafa books and Clearwisdom materials at Ms. Wang's home were confiscated. Currently, Mr. Yang is being illegally detained. The other practitioner was released after the police extorted 5000 yuan from her family members [equal to 10 months' income of an average worker in China-by translator]
[Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Send Forth Righteous Thoughts Together and Eliminate the Evil Elements in Other Dimensions
Jiang has been in Dalian City for many days. Xia Deren, mayor of Dalian City, Sun Chunlan, Party Secretary of Dalian City and Jiang's niece, all frenziedly persecute Falun Dafa practitioners. There have been no sunny days at all for the past two weeks; it was always gray and overcast. The vicious atmosphere makes the people of Dalian feel depressed.