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Latest News from China - October 7, 2004

November 01, 2004 |  


1. [Shandong Province] Falun Gong Practitioner Ms. Zhu Yuezhen from Jinan City Was Arrested

Ms. Zhu Yuezhen, 74 years old, from Jinan City, Shandong Province, was giving out Falun Gong truth clarification materials on September 27, 2004, when the police arrested her. Currently she is being imprisoned in the brainwashing center in the Jinan City "610 Office" in Liuchangshan, Jinan City.

2. [Wanchuan County, Hebei province] The National Security Police Arrest Jiang Cuilan from Her Home

At 5:30 p.m. on October 10, 2004, Jia Aiguo from the Hebei Wanchuan County National Security Brigade brought Li Shujun, Yang Jun and Du Zhanjun, and the Wanchuan town police to Mr. Chen Guoyou's home and arrested his wife Ms. Jiang Cuilan in broad daylight. The police claimed that they were just going to ask her a few questions. Mr. Chen and their children learned about this incident and kept on asking the police about Ms. Jiang. The police said they took Jiang Cuilan directly to the Zhangjiakou City Police Station and sent her to the Gaoyang Forced Labor Camp overnight.


Jia Aiguo, Captain of the National Security Brigade of the Public Safety Bureau in Wanchuan County: 86-13603136126 (Mobile)

Li Shujun, Director of the police station in Wanchuan Town, Wanchuan County: 86-13191914078 (Mobile)

3. [Yunnan Province] Public Security and National Security Police from Kunming City Illegally Arrest Ten Practitioners

Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Ma Lin, Assistant Director of the Yunnan University Library, was arrested on September 24, 2004. Practitioner Ms. Wang Jinjie, an administrator of the Audio-Visual Education Programs of Yunnan University, was also arrested on September 24. Both Ma Lin and Wang Jie are being illegally imprisoned in the Yunnan Province Wuhua District Prison.

Practitioner Ms. Mei Bilin is a lecturer from the Yunnan Agriculture and Forestry College. She was sentenced to three years of forced labor in the Yunnan Province Forced Labor Camp. The Yunnan Province Public Safety and National Security Police arrested practitioners Ms. Zhang Xiuying, Ms. Yang Shuhong, Ms. Sun Xianxin, and four other practitioners.

Phone numbers of the perpetrators:

Duan Bin (Xishan District, Kunming City, Yunnan Province): 86-871-8100483

Zhang Ming (Wuhua District, Kunming City, Yunnan Province): 86-871-3636268

4. [Zhangjiakou City, Hebei Province] Falun Fong Practitioner Jiang Chunmei Dies from Persecution

Ms. Jiang Chunmei, 62 years old, was from Zhangjiakou City, Hebei Province. She started practicing Falun Gong in 1996, and her severe arthritis was totally cured because of the practice. After Jiang Zemin started persecuting Falun Gong on July 20, 1999, the police arrested Ms. Jiang for attending a group study session and illegally detained her in the city's ruling Party School for seven days and then transferred her to the city's Shisanli Prison for 15 days.

In October 2000, Ms. Jiang went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Dafa and was illegally imprisoned for 15 days. Later she was illegally detained twice by the officials from the Industrial Street Office. From 2001 to 2002, she had no place to live because of the persecution.

Between April and May 2003, the police from the Industrial Street Office went to harass Ms. Jiang, but her family did not open the door for the officers. The officers threatened her family, saying that they wouldn't receive their retirement funds if they didn't open the door. Ms. Jiang's family members were non-practitioners, and Ms. Jiang was under tremendous pressure mentally and physically. She passed away on August 29, 2004.

5. [Tianshui City, Gansu Province] Falun Gong Practitioner Hei Huiyu Has Been Imprisoned 57 Days Beyond Her Term

Ms. Hei Huiyu, a practitioner from Tianshui City, Gansu Province, has been imprisoned for an additional 57 days beyond her sentence (August 10 to October 6). She is now imprisoned in the Zhangjiachuan County Prison.

People from Tianshui City Xinghuo Company who participated in the persecution:

Li Weixian, Director: 86-13909385470 (Mobile)
Sun Kuiyuan, Secretary: 86-13809385719 (Mobile)

6. [Heilongjiang Province] Security Guards Arrest Four Falun Gong Practitioners on a Train in the Shuangyashan Area

On September 16, 2004, security guards arrested four practitioners on the train heading to Beijing from Shuangyashan. The guards took them to the Jiamusi Train Police Station. The practitioners are retired staff from the Shuangyashan Mine Group. They are: Ms. Sun Shuzhi, retired from the Bijiashan Forced Labor Bureau Paper Factory; Ms. Yang Jinghua; Zhang, first name unknown, who worked at the Baoshan Farm in the Hongxing Administrative Bureau; and a fourth person whose name is unknown. The police ransacked and searched Ms. Sun Shuzhi's home the same night.

7. [Shandong Province] Plainclothes Police Arrest Yan Yu, a Teacher from the Jinan Middle School.

Ms. Yan Yu, a 55-year-old practitioner, is a teacher from the No. 34 Middle School of Jinan City, Shandong Province. Plainclothes police arrested her on October 2 when she was distributing truth clarification materials at a night market near the Hongjialo Elementary School in Licheng District.

8. [Ningde City, Fujian Province] Falun Gong Practitioner Zheng Xinqiang Is Currently Being Brutally Tortured

Mr. Zheng Xinqiang used to be a staff member at the Anti-Corruption Bureau in the Pingnan County Procuratorate in Ningde City, Fujian Province. He remained steadfast in practicing Falun Gong after July 1999 and went to Beijing to appeal. He wrote an appeal letter to the Supreme People's Procuratorate to explain the true situation of Falun Gong and was consequently imprisoned. The Pingnan County Commission, the County "610 Office," the Political Security Division of the Public Safety Bureau, and the procuratorate all pressured him to write the "Three Statements." Mr. Zheng refused to cooperate and went on a hunger strike to protest his illegal detention and persecution. The police tortured him by force-feeding him and sent him to a psychiatric hospital for further persecution. Zheng Xinqiang was severely traumatized both mentally and physically. He lost his wife and children, was fired from his government job, and was sent to a forced labor camp where he was brutally tortured for more than a year.

Recently the Political Security Division of the Public Safety Bureau again arrested Zheng Xinqiang while he was distributing truth clarification materials. Now Mr. Zheng is protesting with a hunger strike and is in a dangerous situation.

Phone numbers of the perpetrators:

Responsible person in the Political Security Division: Zhang Tianhua

The county public safety bureau: 86-593-3322613 (3322614)
Bureau Director's office: 86-593-3322401
County Director's office: 86-593-3325632
Political legal commission: 86-593-3322024

9. [Shandong Province] Zhao Yuying and Other Practitioners from the Qilu Petroleum Company Were Arrested and Illegally Sentenced

On April 22, 2004, practitioners Ms. Zhao Yuying, Ms. Zhang Ping, Ms. Jia Hongxia, and Ms. Zhou Yuxiang, all of whom worked in the Qilu Petroleum Company, went to Huanglujing Village in Miaozi Township, Qingzhou City, to distribute truth clarification materials. They were arrested because someone reported them to the police. The Qidu Public Safety Bureau later sent them to the Zibo City Prison. In mid-August, the Linzi District Procuratorate illegally sentenced them to prison.

Ms. Zhao Yuying, 62 years old, was sentenced to five years in prison, and the other three practitioners were each sentenced to three years. On September 6, 2004, they were sent to the Jinan Women's Prison, where they are being tortured.

10. [Yanji City, Jilin Province] Yu Shaohua from Longjing City Was Arrested for Hanging Truth Clarification Banners

On October 3, 2004, practitioner Mr. Yu Shaohua was hanging truth clarification banners along the streets between the Yanji Airport and Dongfeng Village when police from Zhaoyangchuan Town, Longjing City, arrested him. The police later went to his home and confiscated his personal property. All the truth clarification materials, Falun Gong books and Teacher's pictures were confiscated.

Telephone numbers:

Jilin Province, Longjing City, Zhaoyangchuan Town Police Station: 86-433-3589385

11. [Jilin Province] Falun Gong Practitioner Liu Yi from Changchun Has Been Missing Since 2002

Liu Yi, a practitioner from Changchun, used to live on the fifth floor at Gate 5 of Building 5 on the west side of the Changchun Truck Company dormitory. Liu Yi was abducted and has been missing since March 16, 2002.

Liu Yi's parents' phone number: 86-431-7941316