Latest News from China -- December 31, 2003
- [Donggang City, Liaoning Province] Exposing the Evil in the Local Area; Dafa Practitioners Are Released
- [Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province] Shenzhen City's Police Arrest Practitioner Ms. Fu Xueying from Hong Kong
- [Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province] Hong Kong Practitioner Ms. Lin Junhui Faces Imprisonment
- [Zhaoyuan City, Shandong Province] Mental Breakdown of Dafa Practitioner Zhao Yuhong from the Inhumane Treatment in Forced Labor Camps and Prisons
- [Qingyang City, Gansu Province] Additional Persecution Against Dafa Practitioners
- [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Arrest of Wang Shuxia
- [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Persecution of Zhang Yongzu at the Zhangshi Forced Labor Camp
- [Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] Detention of Zheng Guiying at the Xingangxi Police Precinct
- [Tianjin] Crime Committed by Guards in the Tianjin Prison
- [Yueyang City, Hunan Province] Arrest of Two Practitioners
- [Shaanxi Province] Practitioner Ma Minghai's Case -- Death of His Brother-in-Law As a Result of Torture
- [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Arrest of Practitioner Wang Jinmin
- [Qidong County, Hunan Province] Arrest of Practitioner Shi Jinhua
- [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Arrest of Guan Suyun
- [Wuchang City, Heilongjiang Province] "610 Office" Personnel Arrest Practitioners
- [Lincheng County, Hebei Province] Ongoing Crimes Against Practitioners
- [Longyao County, Hebei Province] Arrest of Wang Meiying
- [Fuxin City, Liaoning Province] Arrest of Han Yong
- [Weifang City, Shandong Province] Arrest of Practitioner Zhou Guihua
- [Tianjin] Police from Banqiao No. 3 Labor Camp Persecute Practitioners
- [Fengqiu County, Henan Province] Practitioners Sentenced to Prison
- [Dongwan City, Guangdong Province] Arrest of Practitioner Yin
- [Yunfu City, Guangdong Province] Detention of Huang Guoyi at the Sanshui Brainwashing Class
1. [Donggang City, Liaoning Province] Exposing the Evil in the Local Area; Dafa Practitioners Are Released
The article "An Open Letter to Policeman Wang Yunlong from Donggang City" obviously shocked the evildoers. Within a few days of the letter being distributed, five detained Dafa practitioners were unconditionally released. The incident demonstrated the importance of Dafa practitioners' clarifying the truth, and exposing the evil, as well as cooperating and coordinating with each other.
2. [Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province] Shenzhen City's Police Arrest Practitioner Ms. Fu Xueying from Hong Kong
On October 30, 2003, police from Shenzhen City's Police Department arrested practitioner Ms. Fu Xueying from Hong Kong while she was distributing truth-clarifying material in Shenzhen City. She was detained in the Nanshan Detention Center. Her husband made many requests to visit her, but all of his requests were denied. We have heard that she has been staging a hunger strike already lasting for over 30 days, and is very weak now.
3. [Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province] Hong Kong Practitioner Ms. Lin Junhui Faces Imprisonment
On November 22, 2003, Shenzhen City's customs officials arrested Dafa practitioner Ms. Lin Junhui (sister of practitioner Lin Junqing) from Hong Kong while she was entering Shenzhen City via Luohu customs. She was sent to an "education center", which was actually the site for a brainwashing class. A month of brainwashing and mistreatment couldn't sway Lin Junhui's belief in Truthfulness- Compassion- Tolerance or move her pure heart of steadfastly cultivating Dafa. The personnel from the "education center" then transferred her to a detention center. They concocted false evidence claiming that Lin Jinhui had brought in over 400 Dafa disks, over 400 Minghui.net flyers and over a dozen Dafa books with her. They plan to sentence her in a few days.
On December 29, 2003 we confirmed through phone calls that Lin Junhui had been transferred to the Nanshan Detention Center. It's said a court trial would be held on December 30 or 31, 2003.
Telephone of Shenzhen City's Police Department: 86-755-83730694.
4. [Zhaoyuan City, Shandong Province] Mental Breakdown of Dafa Practitioner Zhao Yuhong from the Inhumane Treatment in Forced Labor Camps and Prisons
Since April 25, 1999 practitioner Ms. Zhao Yuhong from Zhaoyuan City has often been to Beijing to validate Dafa. In April 2000 she was sentenced to three years of forced labor in the Shandong Province No. 1 Women's Forced Labor Camp. She refused to do the assigned work at this camp and firmly defied the vicious orders and instructions. She suffered numerous excruciating tortures, such as incense burns all over the body, her wrist being cut to drain blood, being put into a spread-eagled position and having her limbs pulled in different directions simultaneously, being hung up and handcuffed for a long period of time, and other harsh forms of abuse. In October 2001 her term was amended to four years imprisonment. She is now being detained at Jinan City's Female Prison. Because of the constant, lengthy abuse and mistreatment, she is experiencing the limits of her endurance, both mentally and physically. She can't talk or sit down. The overwhelming psychological stress makes her continuously pace back and forth.
5. [Qingyang City, Gansu Province] Additional Persecution Against Dafa Practitioners
In November 2002, on her way to a forced labor camp for the second time, practitioner Ms. Qiang Weixiu from Qingyang City tried to escape but fell off a ledge and broke one of her lumbar vertebrae. The policemen carried her back into the car despite the injury, and attempted to take her to the Ping'antai No. 1 Forced Labor Camp and Lanzhou City's No. 2 Forced Labor Camp. They even found some people they knew in the forced labor camp and begged them to accept the practitioner, but they were turned down. They ran around here and there for a week, looking for a way to solve this problem. Not until Qiang Weixiu was on her last gasp of breath did they send her back home. Qiang Weixiu's relatives, neighbors, and friends felt indignant and commented, "What kind of society it is? Good people are tormented like this!"
6. [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Arrest of Wang Shuxia
Practitioner Ms. Wang Shuxia from Shenyang City is over 60 years old. She was arrested while distributing truth-clarifying materials around Shenyang City's East Railway Station on December 24, 2003. Ms. Wang was put into the Fangjialan Detention Center that same night.
7. [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Persecution of Zhang Yongzu at the Zhangshi Forced Labor Camp
Dafa practitioner Zhang Yongzu from Shenyang City often clarified the truth to people. The police duped him to come to the Taishan Precinct. They sentenced him later to three years of forced labor at the Zhangshi Forced Labor Camp. While there, Mr. Zhang persisted in his belief and exposed the evil. Some persecutors recently sent him to the labor camp brainwashing class. His family members attempted to visit him, but the police denied their request and declared that since Zhang Yongzu is on a hunger strike he can have no visitors. His current situation is unknown.
(Country code: 86, area code: 24, don't dial area code before a cell phone number)
The Zhangshi Forced Labor Camp's brainwashing class: 25811634 and 25363870
The Zhangshi Forced Labor Camp's Management Section: 25811657
Persecutors in the Zhangshi Forced Labor Camp:
Song Baishun, Zhou Xiangyu, Chen Wei: 25811547
Cheng Diankun: 25363255，13700027456 (cell)
Li Cai: 25811657
Policeman Huang Zhen in Huanggu District's Taishan Police Precinct: 13322422800 (Cell)
8. [Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] Detention of Zheng Guiying at the Xingangxi Police Precinct
On December 24, 2003, practitioner Ms. Zheng Guiying was arrested while distributing truth-clarifying materials in the Fuli Qianxi Garden residential area in the Haizhu District. She is now detained at the Xingangxi Police Precinct.
9. [Tianjin] Crime Committed by Guards in the Tianjin Prison
The Tianjin Prison is located at Liyuantou, Dasi Township, Xiqing District, Tianjin City. The guards there use inhuman torture on practitioners. A torture method they often use is forcing practitioners to sit on a small stool for a long time. The wooden stool is 2 inches long, 1inch wide and 2 inches high. Practitioners have to sit on it from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Because of the long time sitting on this stool practitioner Mr. Cao Baoyu's buttocks were covered with a bloody rash for several months.
Police do not allow practitioners to talk with each other. Dafa Practitioner Mr. Song Zhishan once said one word, and as a result he was forced to sit on the stool for seven days.
Police often beat and kick practitioners, sometimes putting them in handcuffs or shackles. This mistreatment caused Dafa practitioner Mr. Xu Xiaolong's leg to bleed for several months because the shackles were too tight. The pain was excruciating.
The police also force practitioners to drink the water from toilets and, as another means of torture, often lock up practitioners in a small cell.
Due to information blockades, the unconstitutional, illicit activities, such as those described above are just a small part of the torture and abuse suffered by practitioners. Practitioners currently detained in this prison include Cao Baoyu, Cao Chengming, Chen Xi, Liu Zhengang, Liu Ruitong, Liu Haibin, Song Zhishan, Gao Fengcun, Zhao Guang, Xu Xiaolong, Yao Zhanfeng, Zhao Huaquan, Li Xiwang, Xie Xiangdong, Zhang Xiangjun, Ding Guangcheng, Huang Lianyou, Wang Jiasheng, and others. There are more than 40 practitioners in total. They are all good people and are sentenced to imprisonment merely because they are steadfast in their belief in "Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance."
The Tianjin City Prison Phone Number: 86-22-23099567
Chief of the Education Section: Li Qiang
Team Leaders: Fan Yasheng, Liu Yunling, Yang Bo, and Lu.
10. [Yueyang City, Hunan Province] Arrest of Two Practitioners
Practitioner Ms. Yang Yulian and Ms. Zhang Huilian from the Huaneng Electricity Plant in Yueyang City, Hunan Province were arrested several months ago and their whereabouts are unknown.
Secretary of the Huaneng Electricity Plant: Tan Jianhua: 86-730-8505107
(work), 86-730-8506676 (home)
Police Department Chief, Wu Cisong: 86-730-8505431 (work)
11. [Shaanxi Province] Practitioner Ma Minghai's Case -- Death of His Brother-in-Law As a Result of Torture
Practitioner Mr. Ma Minghai's entire family practices Falun Gong. He has been to Beijing several times to appeal for Falun Gong. After the last appeal he was sentenced to three years of imprisonment. He suffered all kinds of torture during his incarceration. As he was steadfast in Dafa, his term was extended by half a year after his release date had passed. His wife and brother were sentenced to two and 2-1/2 years imprisonment, respectively; his sister-in-law and his younger brother were detained because they went to Beijing to appeal. His children were forced to transfer from school to school and even lost the opportunity to go to school. His mother has to live at home under surveillance because she went to Beijing to clarify the truth. His sister and brother-in-law Wang Dawei were arrested after a Dafa materials production center was destroyed. Mr. Wang Dawei was a senior engineer working for Xi'an City's Airplane Manufacturing Company. On September 6, 2002, policemen from Hu County's Police Department in Shaanxi Province arrested Wang Dawei and tortured him. On September 10, 2002, Wang was tortured to death. The police did not notify the family at that time and cremated the body. In May 2003, Wang's family finally heard that police in Hu County had beaten several practitioners to death. After many inquiries the family found out that Wang had already been cremated.
12. [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Arrest of Practitioner Wang Jinmin
Mr. Wang Jinmin lives at the Worker's Village, Tiexi District, Shenyang City, Liaoning Province. In October 2000 he was sentenced to three years imprisonment after going to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong. His term was subsequently extended by three months. Before New Year's Day that year, he was released. Because he did not accept the brainwashing, enforcers from the Tiexi Political and Judiciary Committee, Tiexi District's Weigong Street Administration Committee and the Weigong Police Precinct transferred him directly from the Guanshan Forced Labor Camp into the Zhangshi Brainwashing Class for further brainwashing as part of the persecution against him, without notifying his family members.
Tiexi District's Political and Judiciary Committee (Country code: 86, City
Administration Office: 25878045
Secretary: Peng Hongbin: 25626206 (work), 25653098 (home)
Deputy secretary: Li Jian: 23842336 (work), 86894622 (home)
The Weigong Police Precinct: 25739288
13. [Qidong County, Hunan Province] Arrest of Practitioner Shi Jinhua
On the evening of December 7, 2003, when Dafa practitioner Shi Jinhua from the Steel Manufacturing Company at Baidi City, Qidong County, Hunan Province, was watching a Dafa truth-clarifying VCD at home, some workers from the company received the video signal and reported the practitioner to the police. At around 12:00 midnight, about eight policemen from the county's Political and Security Section and Baidi City's Police Department broke into Shi Jinhua's home and arrested him/her, holding an arrest warrant, and took the practitioner to the county detention center. Police ransacked Mr./Ms. Shi's home and turned it upside down. They confiscated the TV, a video recorder, Master's photo and a Dafa book. The detention term has already expired, but police still won't release this practitioner.
14. [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Arrest of Guan Suyun
On around December 29, 2003, Dafa practitioner Ms. Guan Suyun from Shenyang City, Liaoning Province was arrested. In addition, several days ago as practitioners hung Dafa truth-clarifying banners in an area close to 204 and Culture Road, the police asked for reinforcements during the New Year Holiday. They are staked out at certain places to arrest practitioners.
15. [Wuchang City, Heilongjiang Province] "610 Office" Personnel Arrest Practitioners
Recently, "610 Office"* enforcers from Wuchang City, in collusion with local police departments, started a wave of arrests, looking for practitioners. In December 2003, four practitioners were arrested, including Mr. Dong Zhishan, Wu Ruihua from Beiyinhe Town, Zhao Shuxian from Anjia Town, and Liu Yahui from Lalin Town.
* "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.
16. [Lincheng County, Hebei Province] Ongoing Crimes Against Practitioners
At 10:00 a.m. on November 25, 2003 (Chinese lunar calendar), Gao Lifeng (also called Gao Sanni) from the Political and Security Section of Licheng County, Hebei Province, together with Feng Shuqun, head of local "610 Office," arrested all four members from practitioner Mr. Su Xinle's family, including himself, Mr. Su, his wife, his two sons and another practitioner, and Mr. Yang Erpian, who was visiting Su's home. The police removed a Dafa book, a radio, and some other private possessions. These practitioners are presently being detained at Lincheng County's Detention Center. Su's 90-year-old mother is now left home alone without care.
(Country code: 86, Area code: 319)
Political Security Section: 7132381
Gao Lifeng: 7079088 (home)
Feng Shuqun: 7166218(home)
Political and Judiciary Committee: 7199917
Chengguan Police Precinct: 7162115
17. [Longyao County, Hebei Province] Arrest of Wang Meiying
On November 26, 2003 (Chinese lunar calendar), the local police from Longyao County's "610 Office," the Political and Security Section, and Yinchun Township's Police Precinct arrested practitioner Ms. Wang Meiying from Xiyin Village, Yicun Township, Longyao County, Hebei Province while she was doing housework.
18. [Fuxin City, Liaoning Province] Arrest of Han Yong
On December 25 2003, policemen from the National Security Brigade arrested practitioner Ms. Han Yong from her work place at Fuxin City, Liaoning Province. Her daughter visiting her home at that time was also arrested, and is now being detained at the Xindi Detention Center.
19. [Weifang City, Shandong Province] Arrest of Practitioner Zhou Guihua
Enforcers from Linju County's "610 Office" duped Ms. Zhou Guihua, living in residential area of Linju County's Construction Bank, to Weifang City's "610 Office" brainwashing class at Weifang City's Kuiwen Party School. Ms. Zhou is now protesting by holding a hunger strike.
20. [Tianjin] Police from Banqiao No. 3 Labor Camp Persecute Practitioners
As part of the ongoing persecution against Dafa practitioners, personnel from the No. 1 Division of Dagang District's Banqiao No. 3 Labor Camp in Tianjin set up a so-called "law education class," which is actually a brainwashing class. Some non-practitioners are also there, but most detainees in this division are practitioners. Police make use of criminals to torture the practitioners. The police also named a torture method "one step to the heaven," which means covering a practitioner's head with a plastic bag after stuffing the practitioner's mouth with dirty socks. The police attempt to force practitioners to sign the "three documents,"* and try to force them renounce their belief in Dafa. We know two of these practitioners' names: Mr. Huang Liqiao and Mr. Xiao Shuqing. The labor camp also has a female division, but we know nothing about the circumstances in that division.
Instructor: Li Yongqiang
Chief: Yu Lu
Inmate drug addict: Wu Debao
* Three Statements: Practitioners are coerced under brainwashing and torture to write these as proof that they have given up their belief in Falun Dafa. Concocted by the "610 Office," the three statements consist of a letter of repentance for having practiced Falun Gong, a guarantee to never again to practice Falun Gong, never to go to Beijing to appeal for Dafa and a list of names and addresses of all family members, friends and acquaintances who are practitioners.
21. [Fengqiu County, Henan Province] Practitioners Sentenced to Prison
Mr. Ren Lizhong, a graduate student from Beijing's Forest University, was an employee of the Huazhong Agriculture University. Because of his appeal for Falun Gong they dismissed him from work. Later he was sentenced to nine years of imprisonment because he was found carrying some Dafa truth-clarifying materials.
Mr. Cui Qingquan, a farmer from Huangde Township, was sentenced to five years of imprisonment for distributing Dafa truth-clarifying materials. The police also beat him.
The two practitioners named above are now detained at Xinmi City's Male Prison in Henan Province.
Ms. Zhou Cuiping, Mr. Cui Qingquan's wife, was sentenced to three years of imprisonment for distributing Dafa truth-clarifying materials.
Ms. Zhao Xiurong and Ms. Qian Yunqing were sentenced to four and three years of imprisonment, respectively.
The three practitioners named above are now detained at the Xinxiang Female Prison in Henan Province.
22. [Dongwan City, Guangdong Province] Arrest of Practitioner Yin
Practitioner Ms. Yin from Hubei Province was arrested when she was distributing Dafa truth clarifying materials at her son's home in Chuotou Town, Dongwan City, Guangdong Province. It was said she was going to be sentenced to two years of forced labor at Guangdong Province's Sanshui Forced Labor Camp. Right now she is being detained at Dongwan City's No. 2 Detention Center.
Ms. Yin is a kind-hearted, diligent, traditional housewife. She likes to help others and work hard. Her family changed their attitude from being against her practicing Falun Dafa, to understanding her practice, to supporting her practice because no one can say anything wrong about Yin. Her friends know the truth of Falun Gong.
Dongwan City's Government: 86-769-2222302
Dongwan No. 2 Detention Center: 86-769-2203574
23. [Yunfu City, Guangdong Province] Detention of Huang Guoyi at the Sanshui Brainwashing Class
In the beginning of December 2003, practitioner Huang Guoyi from Yunfu City, Guangdong Province was arrested and taken to the Sanshui Brainwashing Class in Guangdong Province. We have heard that it is a brainwashing base for Guangdong Province.
Responsible person: Wang Zhenzhou: 86-13826890612(Cell)