Latest News from China - 7/23/2003
July 22, 2003
- [Zhengzhou City, Henan Province] Police Illegally Arrest Dafa Practitioner Ms. Gao Yuxia
- [Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Personnel from the Daowai District Are Again Abducting Dafa Practitioners and Sending Them to Brainwashing Classes
- [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Persecution of Practitioner Ms. Chen Liping from Siwei Road
- [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Facts about Zhao Qian, Administrator for Developing District's "610 Office" is Persecuting Practitioners
- [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Arrest of Practitioner Ms. Su Hongying
- [Changsha City, Hunan Province] Wasting Local People's Taxes on a Brainwashing Class
- [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Prior to July 20th, 2003 Personnel from the City's "610 Office" Began to Persecute Dafa Practitioners Again
- [Suining City, Sichuan Province] Illegal Arrest of Dafa Practitioners Gong Shuliang and Gong Zhiwen
- [Chongqing City] A Dafa Practitioner Walks out of an Evil Den with Righteous Thoughts
[Zhengzhou City, Henan Province] Police Illegally Arrest Dafa Practitioner Ms. Gao Yuxia
At around 12:30 p.m. on July 10, 2003, Ms. Gao Yuxia was reported to police while clarifying the facts about Falun Gong. Police from the Wenming Road Police Station forcibly grabbed the key to her home, entered her home and confiscated her phone book containing numbers of many fellow practitioners. They also took a large number of Dafa materials and books. The loss was tremendous. At present, she is detained at the Heizhuang Detention Center. Dafa practitioners held at that detention center have all refused to cooperate with the evil and are staging a hunger strike to protest the persecution.
[Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Personnel from the Daowai District Are Again Abducting Dafa Practitioners and Sending Them to Brainwashing Classes
In the last few days, personnel from the Daowai District in Harbin City have again started to abduct Dafa practitioners and send them to brainwashing classes. They plan to hold three sessions, with each session having over 30 practitioners in attendance. They have rented two floors at the Xiangyang Hotel in the Daowai District for the first session. Every room there can hold five or six people. The personnel claimed, "Any work can be stopped, except suppressing Falun Gong." When attempting to abduct practitioners, they even lured people with money, claiming that people who take the initiative to go to the brainwashing class will be given an allowance of 20 Yuan* per day.
* Yuan is the Chinese currency. The average monthly salary of an urban worker in China is 500 Yuan.
[Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Persecution of Practitioner Ms. Chen Liping from Siwei Road
In the year 2000, Ms. Chen Liping, in her 30's, was once detained for one year at Wuhan City's Hewan Forced Labor Camp. With her righteous belief in Dafa, she walked out of the labor camp in an open and dignified manner without signing any "Guarantee Statements."* In June 2003, personnel from the street administrative committee broke into her home and forced her to sign some printed matter with Dafa-slandering content. She refused to do so, however one of her family members signed it without her knowledge. When she realized this, she immediately wrote a clarification letter and sent it to the street administrative committee. The personnel from the committee and police from the Siwei Road Police Station then took her to the Jiang'an Detention Center. She has been detained for almost one month, and has suffered severe torture. The police claimed, "If she refuses to be 'transformed' she will be sent to the Shayang Forced Labor Camp."
Telephone number of responsible work units:
The Siwei Road Police Station: 86-27-82707878;
The Jiang'an Detention Center: 86-27-82319559.
* The so-called "Guarantee Statement" is a statement to declare that he or she is remorseful for practicing Falun Gong and guarantees not to practice Falun Gong again, not to go to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong, and never again associate with any Falun Dafa practitioners.
[Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Facts about Zhao Qian, Administrator for Development District's "610 Office" is Persecuting Practitioners
Mr. Zhao Qian, 40, was an administrator for a "610 Office"* in a Dalian City Development District's Police Department. During the years 1999 and 2000, he closely followed Jiang's regime to persecute practitioners. He forcibly took practitioners to brainwashing classes and sent them to labor camps. He was directly involved with the persecution of about one hundred practitioners. According to his own records, in 2000 he persecuted 70 to 80 practitioners. The methods he used included 1. Dispatching people to track practitioners; 2. Sending spies to infiltrate practitioners' groups; 3. Using "Collaborators"** to persuade practitioners' relatives into collecting information, then forcing practitioners to write the "Three Statements"*** to give up their practice, and leading policemen to arrest practitioners and put them into brainwashing classes; 4. Extorting money in amounts ranging from 5,000 Yuan to 10,000 Yuan from those practitioners who went to Beijing to validate Dafa; 5. Confiscating Dafa books; 6. Defaming practitioners. His persecution of practitioners was rewarded with a promotion in 2002, when he left the "610 Office."
Zhao Qian's phone: 86-13609861603 (cell)
* "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.
** "Collaborators" are former Falun Gong practitioners who have turned against Dafa due to brainwashing and torture.
*** The "Three Statements" - Practitioners are coerced under brainwashing and torture to write these as proof that they have given up their belief. Created by the "610 Office," the three statements consist of a letter of repentance, a guarantee to never again practice Falun Gong, and a list of names and addresses of all family members, friends and acquaintances who are practitioners.
[Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Arrest of Practitioner Ms. Su Hongying
On April 7, 2003, Ms. Su Hongying was reported while she was making Dafa truth-clarifying materials, and policemen from Jinzhou District's Zhanqian Police Precinct arrested her. On the same day, Liu Ruihong, head of the "Outwards Assignment Group," led policemen to ransack her home and confiscated some truth-clarifying literature reprinted from Minghui.net. Su Hongying was detained for 50 days at Jinzhou District's Sanli Prison. During her confinement she was firm in Dafa and protested the illegal detention. She went on a hunger strike for 11 days but was brutally force-fed. Later, she was sentenced to two years of forced labor. On May 27 she was sent to Dalian City's Zhoushuizi Forced Labor Camp for further persecution.
Liu Ruihong, the head of Outwards Assignment Group of Jinzhou District's Zhanqian Police Precinct in Dalian City, his cell phone is: 86-13942825388.
[Changsha City, Hunan Province] Wasting Local People's Taxes on a Brainwashing Class
It was reported that a so-called "Changsha City Law Education Training Center for Hunan Province" was founded last year, which is actually a brainwashing center to detain and persecute Falun Dafa practitioners. From its inception, personnel in the center have brutally brainwashed practitioners. The center is located in a suburban county of Changsha City, and dares not display its name on the outside of the building. According to local people who work in the "610 Office," it cost more than 10,000,000 Yuan to build this center.
The address of the center is: Fenglin Team, Zhongling Village, Laodaohe Town, Changsha County/Hunan Province. Phone numbers are: 86-731-6677710, 86-731-6677713.
[Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Prior to July 20th, 2003 Personnel from the City's "610 Office" Began to Persecute Dafa Practitioners Again
Prior to July 20th, personnel from Wuhan City's "610 Office" and Wuhan City's Police Department relentlessly persecuted Dafa practitioners again. Those Dafa practitioners who are known to be illegally arrested include Ms. Zhang Xiuying, Mr. Zhang Changming and Mr. Huang Hongqi.
[Suining City, Sichuan Province] Illegal Arrest of Dafa Practitioners Gong Shuliang and Gong Zhiwen
On July 16, Dafa practitioners Mr. Gong Liangshu and Mr. Gong Zhiwen, from the No. 8 Community, Baosheng's No. 2 Team in Suining City were illegally arrested when they were clarifying the truth at Shejiayakou.
[Chongqing City] A Dafa Practitioner Walks out of an Evil Den with Righteous Thoughts
On July 1st, when a Dafa practitioner from Yongchuan County, Chongqing City was clarifying the truth, he/she was illegally arrested and was later brutally beaten up and interrogated under torture by personnel from Yongchuan City's "610 Office." Under Master's merciful protection, this fellow practitioner walked out of the evil den with righteous thoughts.