Latest News from China - October 6, 2004
- [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Three Falun Dafa Practitioners Each Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison
- [Shandong Province] Police from Zhugou Police Station in Weipingdu Persecute Falun Dafa Practitioners
- [Liaozhong County, Liaoning Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Zhuang Lanying Secretly Sentenced to Four Years in Prison
- [Shangzhi City, Heilongjiang Province] "610 Office" Members Abduct Falun Dafa Practitioners and Take Them to Brainwashing Center
- [Liaozhong County, Liaoning Province] Falun Dafa Practitioners Arrested While Distributing Truth-Clarifying Materials
- [Shiyan City, Hubei Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Mr. Li Wengai is Again Abducted by "610 Office"
- [Pingdingshan City, Henan Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Liu Gang Again Sent to Brainwashing Unit
- [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Falun Dafa Practitioners Wang Anping and Yu Nianfu Tortured at Chaoyanggou Forced Labor Camp
- [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Jiang Limin Held at Changchun Police Department for Distributing Truth-Clarifying Materials
- [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Falun Dafa Practitioners on Hunger Strike Are Tortured in Wafangdian Prison
- [Gongzhuling City, Jilin Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Ms. Wang Yumei Is Arrested
- [Gongzhuling City, Jilin Province] Family Members of A Falun Dafa Practitioner Panic Under Police Harassment
- [Suihua City, Heilongjiang Province] Six Falun Dafa Practitioners Arrested While Raising Public Awareness
- [Suihua City, Heilongjiang Province] Fact of Persecution Against Falun Dafa Practitioner by Beilin District Police Department "610 Office"
1. [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Three Falun Dafa Practitioners Each Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison
Mr. Hu Jianhua, Mr. Cao Jingyu, and Ms. Qiu Huazhi are Falun Dafa practitioners from Wuhan City, Hubei Province. In 2003, they were arrested while producing truth-clarifying materials in Guangdong Province to raise public awareness. Beginning this year, Hu Jianhua was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison, Cao Jingyu to seven years in prison, and Qiu Zhihua seven years in prison.
2. [Shandong Province] Police from Zhugou Police Station in Weipingdu Persecute Falun Dafa Practitioners
On December 4, 2003, police from Zhugou Police Station went to Jiudian Gold Mine where Falun Dafa practitioner Yu Bojin of Nanhuangtong Village was working. They forced Yu to resign after over twenty years of employment there. Yu was out of a job, he could no long plant in the field, and was constantly facing police harassment at home.
Around 9:30 a.m. on September 20, 2004, four policemen including Liu Jie, Lu Yongyan, and Jiao Hengyu from the Zhugou Police Station broke into Yu Bojin's home and dragged him into a police vehicle. Yu's whereabouts are unknown. On September 23, Falun Dafa practitioner Wang Yunying went to the police station demanding Yu's release. Wang's whereabouts are unknown after being abducted by a dozen policemen.
3. [Liaozhong County, Liaoning Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Zhuang Lanying Secretly Sentenced to Four Years in Prison
At the end of April 2004, Liaozhong County Falun Dafa practitioner Zhuang Lanying was abducted by Zheng Zhi and other policemen from the Liaozhong County Police Department. The police waited downstairs until the practitioner went out for grocery shopping. Zhuang was taken to the Sujiatun No. 4 Detention Center in Shenyang City. Zhuang's family has been denied visitation.
On the morning of July 22, 2004, Liaozhong County Court and the procuratorate secretly put Zhuang on trial. They sentenced him to a prison term of four years without notifying his family. Upon learning of the sentencing, Zhuang's family requested to meet with Zhuang, but the meeting was denied by the judge. During the secret trial, Zhuang Lanying presented facts of the persecution about Falun Gong to the judge. The officials refused to listen to Zhuang, shouting, "How dare you!" Zhuang Lanying has filed an appeal. However, Zhuang's family doesn't dare to file any appeal lest they be subject to coercion and threats of the lawless officials.
Telephone Numbers of Individuals Involved in the Persecution:
Country Code: 86; City Code: 24
Diao Yongtong, Head of Liaozhong County Government
Zheng Zhi, Liaozhong County Political Security Section, a former lawless policeman at Xijie Police Station who has been awarded 3,000 Yuan (1) for arresting Zhuang Lanying. 87886166 (Home), 86-13609839169 (Cellular)
Wang Yujie, Liaozhong County Court: 87882263 (Home), 87881615 (Office)
Jin Ronghua, Liaozhong County Court: 87887302 (Home), 87883458 (Office)
4. [Shangzhi City, Heilongjiang Province] "610 Office" Members Abduct Falun Dafa Practitioners and Take Them To Brainwashing Center
Shangzhi City authorities in Heilongjiang Province arranged for members of the "610 Office" in various townships to abduct Falun Dafa practitioners and take them to a brainwashing center. Members of the Yimianpo "610 Office," including Jia Quan (drafted from school), Zou Yun, Tinghua X (surname unknown), and Dong Guangxian, party secretary of a unit at Yimianpo broke into the home of Falun Dafa practitioner Chang Yu at 7:00 a.m. on August 10. They abducted Chang, and took him to the Wuchang Brainwashing Center to undergo three months of brainwashing and torture. Ding Yunfeng of the Shangzhi Town "610 Office" led police from the No. 3 Police Station to break into the home of Falun Dafa practitioner Ning Bohua. Ning's mother had condemned their attempt to abduct Ning and take him to the brainwashing center. Ning had managed to jump from the second floor. He has left town and going from place to place to avoid further persecution. Ning's elderly mother has been left at home unattended.
On August 18, officials of Yimianpo Railroad Station sent Falun Dafa practitioner Zhang Liansheng to the Suihua Brainwashing Center. Members of Shangzhi City's "610 Office" include Sun Shihua, Liang Xiaoming, and Ding Yunfeng of Shangzhi Town.
Zhang Zhenren, formerly a floor manager of Beifang Plaza in Shangzhi City, Heilongjiang Province, was abducted at 9:00 a.m. on September 16, 2004 while laying out merchandise on the second floor of the plaza. Zhao Hongwei, a member of the "610 Office," Sun Yeping, and Shi Lianjun from No. 3 Police Station, Li, Deputy Manager of Beifang Plaza, and An, head of the plaza's security group, led a dozen or so people to carry out the abduction. Their plan was to take Zhang to the "610 Office" for a "talk" but Zhang was in fact taken to the Wuchang Brainwashing Center.
Telephone Numbers of Responsible Individuals:
Country Code: 86; City Code: 451
Zhao Hongwei, 51, member of "610 Office," 53324755, 53324255
"610 Office," 53341665
Dong Wensheng, Head of No. 3 Police Station: 53349997 (Office), 53350893 (Home), 86-13634605777 (Cellular)
Shi Lianjun, policeman in charge of residential sections at No. 3 Police Station: 53325421 (Home)
Sun Yeping, policeman in charge of residential sections at No. 3 Police Station: 53321922 (Home)
5. [Liaozhong County, Liaoning Province] Falun Dafa Practitioners Arrested While Distributing Truth-Clarifying Materials
On the morning of October 4, 2004, Falun Dafa practitioners Fu Guifen and Liu Liming from Liaozhong County were distributing truth-clarifying materials in Fanjiabao Township in the county. Local villagers unaware of the truth about the persecution alerted police. Police from the local police station arrested the two practitioners and took them to the Shenyang No. 4 Detention Center.
Individuals Responsible in Liaozhong County:
Country Code: 86; City Code: 24
Shi Min, Party Secretary of Political and Judiciary Committee
Tao Qingyou, member of Political and Judiciary Section: 87755519 (Office), 87880900 (Home), 86-13998291155 (Cellular)
Zheng Zhi, member of Political and Judiciary Section: 87886166 (Home), 86-13609839169 (Cellular)
Zhu Debang, Head of Fanjiabao Township Police Station: 87971419 (Office), 87893455 (Home), 86-3898890033 (Cellular)
6. [Shiyan City, Hubei Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Mr. Li Wengai is Again Abducted by "610 Office"
Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Li Wengai is an employee of the Technical Center at Dongfeng Automotive Company in Shiyan City, Hubei Province. Mr. Li was unlawfully sentenced to two years of forced labor in 2000 for going to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong. He suffered all sorts of inhumane treatment and torture while in the labor camp.
In 2004, Li submitted an appeal to the procuratorate office at various levels to expose relevant officials who had blatantly committed human rights violations and serious crimes based on the five articles in a document issued by the Supreme People's Procuratorate. The documents described the investigation of government officials who had committed human rights violations, and committed crimes against state law and regulations. After going through all the bureaucracy, Mr. Li's appeal was passed from higher authorities to those who had directly engaged in persecuting him. On July 24, 2004, he was suddenly arrested and his home was ransacked. Although he was released after three days, he is living under constant surveillance.
On August 29, 2004, he was abducted at his workplace and taken to the Wuhan City Brainwashing Center in Hubei Province.
Relevant Telephone Numbers:
Country Code: 86; City Code: 719
Mi Kehong, Party Secretary of Shiyan City Political and Judiciary Committee: 8666435 (Home)
Lu Jinchang, Deputy Party Secretary of Shiyan City Political and Judiciary Committee, Director of "610 Office," 8652976 (Home)
Zhu Bangyi, Head of Shiyan City State Security Branch Unit, Deputy Director of "610 Office," 8690230, 8112111
7. [Pingdingshan City, Henan Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Liu Gang Again Sent to Brainwashing Unit
On September 6, 2004, Falun Dafa practitioner Liu Gang, an employee of the Ventilation Unit at No. 8 Pingdingshan Mine in Henan Province, was again deceived and forcibly taken to the Bailou Brainwashing Unit in Pingdingshan City.
Wang Donglai, Branch Party Secretary of the Ventilation Unit at No. 8
Pingdingshan Mine: 86-13071713585 (Cellular)
Hu Shaojin, Chairperson of Workers' Union of the Ventilation Unit at No. 8 Pingdingshan Mine
8. [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Falun Dafa Practitioners Wang Anping and Yu Nianfu Tortured at Chaoyanggou Forced Labor Camp
Wang Anping, a Falun Dafa practitioner with a missing left forearm and left hand, and Yu Nianfu, a 66 year-old Falun Dafa practitioner are being held at Unit 6 of Chaoyanggou Forced Labor Camp in Changchun City, Jilin Province. Authorities have forced them to do inhumane labor work under harsh conditions with other inmates.
9. [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Jiang Limin Held at Changchun Police Department for Distributing Truth-Clarifying Materials
Jiang Limin is a Falun Dafa practitioner in the Chaoyang District of Changchun City, Jilin Province. On the afternoon of September 23, Jiang was arrested by the Guilin Road Police Station while distributing Falun Dafa truth-clarifying materials. On September 25, Jiang was taken to Changchun City Police Department, where he remains. This police department is notorious for its brutality while conducting interrogations. The police there have Falun Dafa practitioners' bloodstains on their hands.
10. [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Falun Dafa Practitioners on Hunger Strike Are Tortured in Wafangdian Prison
Since August 2003, several Falun Dafa practitioners have been held at the Strict Enforcement Unit of Wafangdian Prison. They are brutally tortured there for firmly upholding their beliefs in Falun Dafa and for refusing to comply with the authorities' evil demands. They refuse to recite prison regulations and shave their heads bald. The primary torture is to sit on a 4 x 2 inch stool. Some practitioners have been forced to sit like this for months.
When Falun Dafa practitioners in other units went on a hunger strike demanding that authorities stop persecuting practitioners in the Strict Enforcement Unit, all practitioners on the hunger strike were inhumanely force-fed, and some were brutally beaten by prison guards.
The three practitioners, Lu Guozhan, Liu Fangxu, and She Yue are suffering from broken ribs as a result of the beatings they received. Another practitioner, Gao Hui, who is in his 50s, sustained internal injuries to his/her organs. Among others are Li Jinyu, Kou Jianhua, and Song Yuegang, who have been sent to specially isolated units in the prison hospital. It was said that practitioners in the isolated unit are tied to a "Dead Person's Bed" (The four limbs and the body of the practitioner are tied up by ropes and belts to the icy-cold metal bed. He is not allowed to get up to eat, drink, or use the bathroom. The ropes are tied so tightly, if the tying lasts for a relatively long time, it can cause blood vessels to break and internal bleeding to occur.) Two inmates have been torturing practitioners around the clock.
Practitioners held at Wafangdian Prison are not allowed to call their families and are not allowed to watch news on TV. They have also been deprived of going outdoors for fresh air.
Telephone Numbers of Prison Guards who Participated in the Persecution:
Lu Chenglin, unit head with badge number 2124281: 86-13304116857 (Cellular)
Liu Weidong, Unit Head: 86-13130497967 (Cellular)
Li Xu: 86-13084117704 (Cellular)
11. [Gongzhuling City, Jilin Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Ms. Wang Yumei Is Arrested
Ms. Wang Yumei is a Falun Dafa practitioner who lives at Qinjiatun Town in Gongzhuling City, Jilin Province. After 9:00 p.m. on September 24, 2004, about ten policemen forcibly carried her into a police vehicle. They were led by Lu Yingjun, Deputy Party Secretary of the town, Zhang, head of the town government, and Yan Kaijun, head of the Qinjiatun Town Police Station. Zhang Jianguo of the Gongzhuling City State Security Unit and members of the city's "610 Office" carried out the arrest. Ms. Wang was taken to Gongzhuling Detention Center on charges that "she had been to Beijing."
Relevant Telephone Numbers:
Country Code: 86; City Code: 434
He Xingyi, Head of Gongzhuling City Police Department: 6268889 (Home), 86-13843450001 (Cellular)
Piao Deyuan, Party Secretary of the city's Political and Judiciary Committee: 6217576 (Home)
Zhao Lanping, Director of the city's "610 Office," 6228810 (Home)
Those who conducted the arrest:
Zhang Jianguo, Gongzhuling City Police Department State Security Unit: 86-13514340018 (Cellular)
Lu Yingjun, Deputy Party Secretary of Qinjiatun Town: 6411617 (Office), 6412313 (Home)
Zhang, Head of Qinjaitun Town Government: 6411691 (Office)
Yan Kaijun, Head of Qinjiatun Town Police Station: 6411651 (Home)
12. [Gongzhuling City, Jilin Province] Family Members of a Falun Dafa Practitioner Panic Under Police Harassment
Police from the Tie Police Station and members of the local Neighborhood Administration and Residential Committee went to the home of Falun Dafa practitioner Wang Sheng repeatly on September 23 and 24 to harass him. The six policemen were rude and threatened Wang's family in an attempt to force them to sign a document. His family members were intimidated. In the past few years, Wang's family was under constant harassment. They have suffered mental damage and become scared upon hearing knocks on the door, and they cannot eat normally nor sleep well at night. The police have also dispatched thugs to follow Wang's family members. Wang's other relatives have also been harassed and their lives greatly interfered with.
13. [Suihua City, Heilongjiang Province] Six Falun Dafa Practitioners Arrested While Raising Public Awareness
Early September 2004, six Falun Dafa practitioners from Suihua City, Heilongjiang Province went to Bayan in Lin County to raise public awareness about the persecution against Falun Gong. The police arrested them and took them to the Bayan County Detention Center upon receiving reports about them. One practitioner's name is Xu Lihua. Two are older female practitioners, in their sixties or seventies, with white hair. The names of other practitioners are unknown.
14. [Suihua City, Heilongjiang Province] Fact of Persecution against Falun Dafa Practitioner by Beilin District Police Department "610 Office"
Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Dong Shuzhi is a villager at Gongnong Team No. 4 in the Beilin District of Suihua City, Heilongjiang Province. On April 5, 2004 she was taken away from her home and had 10,000 Yuan extorted from her by members of the "610 Office." Her Falun Dafa books and audio tapes of Falun Gong lectures were also confiscated. The "610 Office" did not show any search warrant nor did they give any receipts for the confiscated property.
Based on the document "Serious Investigation into Human Rights Violations by Those Abusing Powers" issued on May 11, 2004 by the Supreme Procuratorate, Ms. Huang Shuzhi filed a lawsuit with the procuratorate against Li Jianfei and Sun Huamin of the Beilin District "610 Office." However, no matter which organization she went to, none has agreed to look into her case. They replied, "If it's the "610 Office" that has persecuted you, go and find the "610 Office." It's none of our business." She didn't make any progress after several days with these government organizations.
On September 23, Beilin District "610 Office" arrested Ms. Huang and sent her to Chengbei Grand Prison. When her family went there to demand her release, Li Jianfei cunningly told them that she would be released as soon as they gave out the name of the person who wrote the plaintiff's statement suing the "610 Office." Ms. Dong's husband suffers cerebral thrombosis and cannot take care of himself, and has been left at home unattended.
Relevant Telephone Numbers:
Country Code: 86; City Code: 455
Head of Suihua City Procuratorate: 8312533, 8312501 (Office)
Division of Complaints and Filing of Lawsuits: 8322000
(1) Yuan is the unit of Chinese currency; 500 Yuan is equal to the average monthly salary of an urban worker in China.
October 6, 2004