Latest News from China - 09/08/2003
- [Fushun City, Liaoning Province] Dafa Practitioner Mr. Kang Xiaosheng Stages Hunger Strike at Fushun City's No.1 Detention Center
- [China] People Like the Truth-Clarifying Phone Calls
- [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Personnel from the Shenyang Prison Attempt to Cover up Persecution Facts and Forbid Practitioner to Write Letter
- [Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Arrest of Dafa Practitioner Ms. Wang Yurong
- [Shayang, Hubei Province] List of Names of Detained Male Dafa Practitioners at the Fanjiatai Prison
- [Wendeng City, Shandong Province] Arrest of Dafa Practitioner Ms. Zhang Jiehua
- [Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Persecution of Dafa Practitioner Mr. Bai Xuchang
- [Fushun City, Liaoning Province] In Order to Force Dafa Practitioners to Give Up Falun Gong Practice, Lawless Officials from the Political and Judicial Committee Threaten to Fire Their Family Members from Their Jobs
- [Baoding City, Hebei Province] Lawless Policemen from the Baoding City Forced Labor Camp Persecute Dafa Practitioners
- [Chaoyang City, Liaoning Province] The Authorities Prepare to Build a Brainwashing Center in the Xidayingzi Forced Labor Camp
[Fushun City, Liaoning Province] Dafa Practitioner Mr. Kang Xiaosheng Stages Hunger Strike at Fushun City's No.1 Detention Center
On May 29, 2003, a Dafa materials production site in Xintun District, Fushun City was destroyed. Mr. Kang Xiaosheng managed to escape after being arrested. On August 21, 2003, Kang Xiaosheng was again arrested and has been held until now. At present, Kang Xiaosheng is detained at Fushun City's No.1 Detention Center. He is staging a hunger strike to protest the illegal arrest.
[China] People Like the Truth-Clarifying Phone Calls
Recently whenever an important persecution case happens in a city, overseas Dafa practitioners have been calling China very timely to expose the persecution. This greatly shocked the evil and encouraged fellow practitioners. A lot of people were amazed. When one person receives a call from Falun Gong, he would press down the "speaker" button to let other people hear the truth of Dafa as well. People present all applauded, "Falun Gong is amazing."
[Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Personnel from the Shenyang Prison Attempt to Cover up Persecution Facts and Forbid Practitioner to Write Letter
A Dafa practitioner detained at the Shenyang Prison refused to give up his/her belief in Falun Dafa. He was thus deprived of the right of writing to his family. When his family members visited him, he couldn't tell them the tortures he suffered. His family members can only see his body is covered with scabies. The practitioner's spouse also insisted on cultivating Dafa, and was forced to leave home to work in another city. Grandparents take care of their child who is under two years of age.
[Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Arrest of Dafa Practitioner Ms. Wang Yurong
1. On August 8, the officials from Harbin City "610 Office"* arrested Ms. Wang Yurong at work at Harbin City's Bearing Company. The "610 Office" officials did not notify Wang's family member and had not gone through any legal procedure before they sent Wang to the brainwashing center at Shuangcheng City's Party School. Wang's work unit paid 4,500 Yuan** for the "tuition." The brainwashing session started on August 15 and will end on September 25.
2. Since the beginning of August, "610 Office" officials in Harbin City started to arrest practitioners from Harbin City and peripheral areas. Now 15 practitioners are detained at the brainwashing center.
[Shayang, Hubei Province] List of Names of Detained Male Dafa Practitioners at the Fanjiatai Prison
Yang Lian (Tianmen), Lu Keqing, Zhu Dahua (Anlu), Chen Yongjun (Aulu), Liao Yuanhua (Wuxue), Zhao Xun (Yichang), Meng Xianglong (Jinmeng), Zhang Aimin (Wuhan), Zhang Zhixin (Shiyan), Li Dan (Yichang), Wang Zihu (Shiyan), Zi Rusong (Shiyan), Chen Peisheng (Tianmen), Lan Guowen (Wuxue), Chen Guangyuan (Wuhan), Hu Yongjun (Tianmen), Ren Chenglu (Xiangfan), Xiong Junwei (Yingcheng), Yan Sanming (Yingcheng), Yang Fan (Yunmeng), Li Fabin (Shiyan), Chen Song, Chen Xiaolou (Gongan Village), Chen Feng (Qianjiang), Xing Guangjun (Xiangfan), Xu Yuxiang (Enshi), Zhang Xiangfa (Yingcheng), Wang Junzhen (Shandong), Lei Yunbo (Jinzhou), Chen Jiawang (Jinzhou), Yan Yutao (Zhijiang), Hu Hongbing (Wuhan)
[Wendeng City, Shandong Province] Arrest of Dafa Practitioner Ms. Zhang Jiehua
On April 9, 2003, Ms. Zhang Jiehua went to Beijing again to appeal for Falun Gong. She was arrested and brought back to her local area and detained at the Wendeng Detention Center. She was sentenced to three years of imprisonment. In the beginning of June she was sent to the Wang Village Labor Camp but was rejected because of her poor health. Zhang Jiehua was sent back to the Wendeng Detention Center and went on a hunger strike again. The center officials were afraid to take the responsibility for her life so they released her. On July 23, police arrested her again at the city's detention center and sent her to the Wang Village Labor Camp once more for torture.
Detention Center Phone: 86-631-8454442
Wendeng "610 Office" official: Xiang Hongping: 86-631-8983935
Kouzi Police Office: 86-631-8631014
[Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Persecution of Dafa Practitioner Mr. Bai Xuchang
On May 7, practitioner Mr. Bai Xuchang was arrested with Mr. Zuo Guoqing and is currently detained at Daqing City Labor Camp. At his first check-up in the camp, his heartbeat was irregular and his body was covered with scabies.
[Fushun City, Liaoning Province] In Order to Force Dafa Practitioners to Give Up Falun Gong Practice, Lawless Officials from the Political and Judicial Committee Threaten to Fire Their Family Members from Their Jobs
Recently, in order to force Dafa practitioners to give up the practice of Falun Gong, some lawless officials from Fushun City's Political and Judicial Committee threatened practitioners to dismiss their family members from their jobs. A mother went to the committee for the sake of her daughter's work, but this resulted in being sent to a brainwashing class for one month. Another practitioner kept a clear mind at all times and firmly refused to cooperate with those vicious officials. His/her situation finally got better.
[Baoding City, Hebei Province] Lawless Policemen from the Baoding City Forced Labor Camp Persecute Dafa Practitioners
The environment for Dafa practitioners who are illegally detained at Baoding City's Forced Labor Camp is getting worse. Because the government did not longer appropriate funds to the forced labor camp, policemen didn't get a bonus for a long time. They then vented their anger on all Falun Gong practitioners. They brutally beat practitioners at will and confiscated practitioners' property that practitioners' families had sent. Many Dafa practitioners didn't tell their family the truth of the persecution they suffered, because they didn't want their families to worry about them.
[Chaoyang City, Liaoning Province] The Authorities Prepare to Build a Brainwashing Center in the Xidayingzi Forced Labor Camp
It was newly reported that Chaoyang City authorities prepared to build a brainwashing center in the Xidayingzi Forced Labor Camp, which is the similar to the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp's "Mental Education School." By exerting pressure from higher levels to lower levels, the authorities intend to launch a new, large-scale round of persecution against Dafa practitioners in Chaoyang City.
* 610 Office: 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
** Yuan: 500 Yuan is the average monthly income in urban areas of China.