Latest News from China - 09/10/2003
- [Linghai City, Liaoning Province] Police Attempt to Arrest More Practitioners, Using Excruciating Torture to Extort a Confession from Dafa Practitioner Mr. Li Lianjun
- [Chaoyang City, Liaoning Province] Dafa Practitioner Wang Lan Resists Persecution with Righteous Thoughts at a Brainwashing Center
- [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Police Arrest Dafa Practitioner Mr. Zhu Bangfu; His Whereabouts is Unknown
- [Suining County, Sichuan Province] Personnel from the Police Station in Bianhe Town, Daying County Repeatedly Persecute Local Dafa Practitioner Ms. Tang Guangying
- [Kaifeng City, Henan Province] Arrest of Practitioner Gao Futian
- [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Many Practitioners Detained
- [Zhenlai County, Jilin Province] Belated News: Practitioner Cao Xiuying, Who Gave Up Falun Gong Practice under High Pressure, is Sentenced to Three Years of Forced Labor
- [Baoding City, Hebei Province] Practitioners Arrested
- [Hebei Province] Ms. Bian Wenhua Is Sentenced to Two Years of Forced Labor
- [Baoding City, Hebei Province] Illegal Arrest of Dafa Practitioners Ms. Dong Chunling and Mr. Zhang
- [Tangshan City, Hebei Province] Illegal Arrest of Dafa Practitioner Mr. Meng Fanquan
- [Shulan City, Jilin Province] Shuiquliu Town's "610 Office" and Police Precinct Officers Extort Money from Dafa Practitioner Mr. Wang Wenpeng
- [Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Printers Dafa Practitioners from Daqing City Bought Were Equipped with a Tracking Device
- [Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province] Lawless Official Brutally Beats Dafa Practitioners In Jiamusi City Prison
[Linghai City, Liaoning Province] Police Attempt to Arrest More Practitioners, Using Excruciating Torture to Extort a Confession from Dafa Practitioner Mr. Li Lianjun
On September 2, 2003, personnel from Linhai City's Dalinghe Police Precinct arrested Dafa practitioner Mr. Li Lianjun in the city. As of September 8, when I submitted this article, he is still being brutally tortured and interrogated at the Dalinghe Police Precinct's vice squad for the Political & Security Section. The police precinct regards this case as "very important" and attempted to arrest more Falun Gong practitioners. The day before yesterday, plain-clothes policemen suddenly surrounded a residential building in Jincheng Town. They attempted to arrest practitioners that went into the building. Police also harassed practitioners at their homes, and it's likely be related to this case.
[Chaoyang City, Liaoning Province] Dafa Practitioner Wang Lan Resists Persecution with Righteous Thoughts at a Brainwashing Center
At noon on September 3, five or six policemen from the Shuangta District Longshan Police Station arrested Ms. Wang Lan at her work unit, Chaoyang City's No. 2 Senior Middle School. She was forcibly sent to a so-called "Ideological Education Class" held at the Xidayingzi Forced Labor Camp, which is in fact a brainwashing center. Wang Lan sustained a serious head wound while resisting the persecution, and became unconscious. Wang Fucun, head of the "610 Office,"* was afraid of being held responsible and had to order someone to send Wang back home.
According to people who tortured Wang Lan, the police have compiled a list of names of over 60 Dafa practitioners for this brainwashing class, and Wang Lan was the first one. But because Wang Lan resisted the police persecution from the very beginning, they failed in their attempt.
* "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.
[Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Police Arrest Dafa Practitioner Mr. Zhu Bangfu; His Whereabouts is Unknown
During the morning of September 9, 2003, police arrested Mr. Zhu Bangfu at work at the Deshengqiao Trade Market in the Wuchang District. Policemen involved in this arrest included six from the Zhonghua Road Police Station under Wuchang District's Police Sub-department and Huangpo District's Police Sub-department. Zhu Bangfu's whereabouts are currently unknown.
Zhu Bangfu, 62, was sentenced to one year of forced labor for going to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong in 2000. This year, he wrote an appeal letter to all levels of police, prosecutor's offices and court agencies in Hubei Province, accusing the unit that sentenced him.
[Suining County, Sichuan Province] Personnel from the Police Station in Bianhe Town, Daying County Repeatedly Persecute Local Dafa Practitioner Ms. Tang Guangying
In May 2003, police broke into Ms. Tang Guangying's home for no reason other than the fact that she devoted herself to practicing Falun Gong. They found several copies of Dafa truth-clarifying materials and CDs, and took her to a police station. Because she refused to cooperate with the lawless police, did not reveal the source of the materials, and did not sign the "guarantee statement"* to give up her beliefs, she was put into a detention center. Police told her family that her case was "very serious." In order to get her out, her family had to pay 3,000 Yuan** in "fines" before she was finally released.
On August 25, policemen, including He Zhongrui, once again broke into her store and turned it inside out. They once again put her into a detention center because they found a copy of Zhuan Falun and two copies of Dafa truth-clarifying materials. They also threatened to sentence her to a forced labor camp.
At the same time, policemen also took identical action against two other Falun Gong practitioners -- Ms. Peng Aihua and Ms. Li Suhua. As they couldn't find any incriminating evidence, they had to stop.
Telephone numbers of personnel responsible:
Policeman He Zhongrui: 86-825-7871033;
Chen Guoxuan, Liao Yungui, Xu Xiangyou, and Jiang Shifang: 86-825-7871389;
Liu Taiping: 86-13980186669 (cell)
* "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 Gong practitioners.
** Yuan is the Chinese currency. The average monthly salary of an urban worker in China is 500 Yuan.
[Kaifeng City, Henan Province] Arrest of Practitioner Gao Futian
Practitioner Mr. Gao Futian was arrested while he was clarifying the facts of Falun Dafa to the public.
[Changchun City, Jilin Province] Many Practitioners Detained
Recently, police in Changchun City started another round of arrests of practitioners, targeting those practitioners who had Dafa books at home. On August 11, 2003, the officers from the Kuancheng District Xingyie Police Precinct arrested practitioners Ms. Zhang Daidi, Ms. Yang Guirong, Ms. Li, Ms. Sun Hongjuan, Ms. Wang Lihua, and Ms. Wang Lijie. The latter three practitioners have disabilities. Practitioner Ms. Hou Yuhong, who lives near the Tienan Hospital, was also arrested. They are now detained at the Daguang Detention Center.
[Zhenlai County, Jilin Province] Belated News: Practitioner Cao Xiuying, Who Gave Up Falun Gong Practice under High Pressure, is Sentenced to Three Years of Forced Labor
1. Ms. Cao Xiuying, a railroad worker from Zhenlai County in Jilin Province, was put into the Heizuizi Forced Labor Camp for one year because she appealed in Beijing for Falun Gong in December 2000. She endured much suffering. Her health was poor and she became covered with scabies, but was released home after her detention term expired.
In March 2002, though she had not recovered from the torture, a group of people from the local police precinct and security office, led by Wang Zhigang, came to her home, convinced her to open the door, and then ransacked her home. They took away Dafa books and Master's picture, and arrested her. She was sentenced to three years of forced labor and is again detained at Changchun City's Heizuizi Forced Labor Camp. Cao's husband was also sentenced to one year of forced labor. Their child, an elementary school student, lost her parents and now stays alone at home.
2. Shen Jun, a policeman from Zhenlai County's Security Section, tortured several practitioners along with vicious officers. In July 2002, Shen Jun led a gang of perpetrators to a practitioner's work unit and ordered the practitioner to slander Master. Because the practitioner refused, Shen Jun took the practitioner to the Da'an Brainwashing Class. After that, Shen Jun used the same method to persecute other practitioners.
[Baoding City, Hebei Province] Practitioners Arrested
The Baoding City "610 Office" officials secretly detained about a dozen practitioners near the city's textile mill.
[Hebei Province] Ms. Bian Wenhua Is Sentenced to Two Years of Forced Labor
Ms. Bian Wenhua from Qingyuan Helangying Village in Hebei Province was sentenced to two years of forced labor.
[Baoding City, Hebei Province] Illegal Arrest of Dafa Practitioners Ms. Dong Chunling and Mr. Zhang
Dafa practitioner Mr. Zhang, a member of Geological Team 519, was arrested when he was clarifying the truth. He is now detained at a brainwashing center.
Dafa practitioner Ms. Dong Chunling, who was recently released from a forced labor camp, was again arrested simply because she said that she would continue to practice Falun Gong. Now she too is detained at a brainwashing center.
[Tangshan City, Hebei Province] Illegal Arrest of Dafa Practitioner Mr. Meng Fanquan
Mr. Meng Fanquan is a teacher at the Light Industry School for Hebei Province's Technical University. On May 12, 2003 he escaped from Tangshang City's Legal System Education School, another name for a brainwashing class. He returned home after being homeless to avoid illegal arrest for three months. But on August 29, a police officer, who pried open his burglarproof door, arrested him. His wife and eleven-year-old son were tackled by policemen. His wife's left arm and hand were injured. Meng Quanfan's whereabouts are currently unknown.
Heads of the Light Industry School for Hebei Province's Technical University:
Gao Yachun, the dean of the school: 86-315-2683102
Zhang Guangwen, the party head: 86-315-3276734 (home)
Zhang Xiangxun, another head: 86-315-3278478 (home)
[Shulan City, Jilin Province] Shuiquliu Town's "610 Office" and Police Precinct Officers Extort Money from Dafa Practitioner Mr. Wang Wenpeng
On February 28, 2003, Shuiquliu Town's "610 Office" perpetrators in Shulan City, Jinlin Province extorted 2,000 Yuan from Mr. Wang, and the local police precinct officials extorted 1,326 Yuan from him. They said this was the "fee" for going to Beijing. They shamefully claimed that 690 Yuan was for accommodation expenses, 110 Yuan was for transportation in the city, and 526 Yuan was for train and ship travel expenses. They deducted this amount of money from Wang's salary. Afterwards Wang was fired. His unit even demanded 60 Yuan for keeping his files. Now Wang leads a very difficult life.
[Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Printers Dafa Practitioners from Daqing City Bought Were Equipped with a Tracking Device
[Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province] Lawless Official Brutally Beats Dafa Practitioners In Jiamusi City Prison
On August 23 and 24, Shi Zhengming, the Administrator for the Reforming Section, and Wang Long, Political Instructor for the No.3 Division, brutally beat Dafa practitioners who were on a hunger strike.
Education Reform Section of the Prison: 86-454-8317448
The Prison's warden's office: 86-454-8303838
September 9, 2003