Latest News from China -- October 17, 2004
[Baoji City, Shaanxi Province] Falun Gong Practitioner Xu Mingxia Stages a Nine-Day Hunger Strike; Her Life is in Peril
[Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Falun Gong Practitioner Kan Guihong Tortured at the Dabei Women's Prison
[Qingdao City, Shandong Province] Family Witnesses the Result of Tan Hongrang being Tortured
[Shandong Province] Recent Repeated Arrests of Practitioner Kong Fanlian
[China] At the Mid-Autumn Festival, Detention Center Detainees Shout, "Falun Dafa Is Great!"
[Qujing City, Yunnan Province] The Brief Story of Practitioner Wang Yuping
[Yunnan Province] Extended Detention of Practitioner Zhang Zijian
[Beijing] Arrest of Practitioner Feng Ping
[Chongqing] Practitioner Li Jiabi Is Detained at a Brainwashing Class
[Datong City, Shanxi Province] Feng Lanfang's Diseases Relapse Under Pressure and She Passes Away -- Belated News
1. [Baoji City, Shaanxi Province] Falun Gong Practitioner Xu Mingxia Stages a Nine-Day Hunger Strike; Her Life Is in Danger
Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Xu Mingxia is a farmer from Wushao Village, Fengming Town, Qishan County, Baoji City, Shaanxi Province. In March 2001, she was put into the Shaanxi Province's Women's Forced Labor Camp, where she overcame the brainwashing and excruciating torture methods with strong perseverance and righteous belief. She was beaten and handcuffed for 48 days in a row, followed by 20 days and nights of beatings and interrogation. She staged a hunger strike with eight other women practitioners for nine days to protest the persecution. On December 22, 2002, after being isolated and having been excruciatingly tortured and interrogated for an extended period of time, she walked out of the labor camp in an open and dignified manner.
On the night of April 30, 2003, she was again arrested while distributing truth-clarifying materials with two other practitioners. During the detention, she again staged a hunger strike for 12 days and walked out of Qishan County Police Department Jail. Together with fellow practitioner Ms. Liu Gaixian from the same village, she didn't return home for over six months to avoid further persecution.
At 2:00 p.m. on October 8, 2004, eight officers from Qishan County Police Department arrested her from home only two or three days after she returned. She is now held at Qishan County Police Department Jail. At present, Xu Mingxia has staged a hunger strike that has already lasted for nine days. She is resisting the persecution and enduring tremendous pressure with great willpower.
Telephone numbers of relevant government units:
(Country code: 86, area code: 917)
Qishan County Police Department's Office: 8212211;
Fengming Town Police Station's Office, Qishan County: 8212134;
Fengming Town's Vice Squad, Qishan County: 8216157.
2. [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Falun Gong Practitioner Kan Guihong Tortured at the Dabei Women's Prison
Practitioner Ms. Kan Guihong lives in Huanxiling District, Dongguoweichang Region, Panshan County, Panjin City, Liaoning Province. During the evening of January 9, 2004, she was arrested while putting up truth-clarifying posters in the Huanxiling District. She was later sentenced to fours years in prison and is now at the No. 7 Section, Dabei Women's Prison, Shenyang City.
Kan Guihong refused to take orders or instructions from the guards and refused to do slave labor. In the past few days, the police deprived Kan Guihong of sleep, didn't give her enough food to eat and forced her to read and watch brainwashing propaganda.
Relevant telephone numbers for the Dabei Women's Prison:
(Country code: 86, area code: 24)
Huang Tao, prison administrator: 89296666;
Disciplinary Committee Secretary: 89296818;
Assistant Prison Administrator: 89296655, 89296688, 89296633, and 89296858.
3. [Qingdao City, Shandong Province] Family Witnesses the Result of Tan Hongrang being Tortured
Between October 10 and 12, a group Tan Hongrang's relatives came to complain to personnel at the prosecutor's office of the First Detention Center in Heze City. They suspected that Tan Hongrang was tortured. During that period of time they saw two persons helping Tan Hongrang walking into a room. When he came closer, they saw that Tan Hongrang had become emaciated, his body was contorted, and he couldn't even hold up his head. Tan had some bruises and wounds showing on his face. When the deputy "610 Office" head Xu saw Tan's relatives, she rushed out and grabbed one of the visitors, shouting, "Who allowed you to come here to see this? I will arrest you!" The family and relatives spoke indignantly, "We suspected that Tan was being abused. Now we see it clearly! We will sue you!" She was embarrassed and furious. She made a call to complain that the detention center didn't watch these relatives closely and allowed them to see Tan Hongrang.
Police department in the Mudan District - "610 Office," 86-530-5572492-3056
Wang Guilin, administrator in the office of the prosecutor in the First Detention Center, 86-530-5623384-7956
4. [Shandong Province] Recent Repeated Arrests of Practitioner Kong Fanlian
A few days ago, practitioner Kong Fanlian was sent to the Justice and Law Education Center (brainwashing center) of the materials supply station at the Shengli Oil Field. Because there was nobody at home who would take care of the elderly family members, the authorities released her. A few days later, Kong Fanlian was duped to meet with personnel from the oilfield's "610 Office." Also involved were two persons from the security section of the auto repair factory at the oil field, as well as the Zhang Chenggong couple. They are from the former Education Institute of the oil field and are actively involved in persecuting Falun Gong. Then Kong Fanlian was taken away.
According to disclosures from personnel, Kong Fanlian was sent directly to the Wang Village Forced Labor Camp, a notorious brainwashing base. Under threats and deception, Kong Fanlian's son was involved in the capture.
Phone number of the working unit for Kong Fanlian's son Qiu Zhufeng:
Tech Team, Oil Products Workshop, Petro-Chemical General Factory: 86-546-8596648
5. [China] At the Mid-Autumn Festival, Detention Center Detainees Shout, "Falun Dafa Is Great!"
During the evening of the Mid-Autumn Festival, while other people got together with family, the incarcerated practitioners in a detention center sang, "Falun Dafa Is Great" and other songs composed by practitioners. The songs won frequent applause. They followed with shouts of, "Falun Dafa Is Great;" "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance Is Great!" It passed from one cell to another, until many got the message.
6. [Qujing City, Yunnan Province] The Brief Story of Practitioner Wang Yuping
Ms. Wang Yuping is from Qujing, Yunnan Province. She is 54 years old and a retired worker of the Auto Transportation Center from Qujing. She went to Gejiu City to visit her sister Wang Zhongping in September 2004. On September 22, personnel from the "610 Office" in Gejiu City and from the National Security Team of the Police Department in Gejiu City arrested Wang Yuping and her sister Wang Zhongping from home. They searched her sister's home. Wang Yuping and her sister are now being held in the Gejiu City Detention Center.
Wang Yuping had written an appeal letter to the Qujing City prosecutor in July 2004 to report that at about 5:00 a.m. on July 22, 1999, personnel from the Police Department in Qujing City unlawfully searched her home and confiscated her private property. They took over 100 books in all, including Zhuan Falun and other Dafa books, with the excuse that she had been a person in charge of the Falun Gong instruction site in Qujing City. They held Wang Yuping for 13 hours. After she was released, no more than two hours later, plainclothes police officers from Qujing City and personnel from her work's security department lured her out of her home and jailed her until August 16. While being detained she was interrogated almost every day.
In the morning of January 30, 2000, she was arrested again because she did the Falun Gong exercises in the morning at Qilin Garden. She was charged with "damaging the proceedings of national law by utilizing a [slanderous term omitted] organization." She was sentenced to three years imprisonment.
7. [Yunnan Province] Extended Detention of Practitioner Zhang Zijian
In May 2002, practitioner Mr. Zhang Zijian from Hebei Province went to Yunnan Province on business. Personnel from Kunming City Police Department followed him to his hotel and arrested him. Trumping up the charge of finding truth-clarifying materials on him, police sentenced him to two years of imprisonment. At present, Zhang is still being held at the No.5 Division of Yunnan Province's No.2 Forced Labor Camp, though his term expired six months ago.
According to guards from the labor camp, the superiors have a regulation that detention terms of those practitioners who refuse to give up Falun Gong would be extended. Prior to that, the detention period of practitioner Jiang Hai from the Dongchuan Area and practitioner Wu Guiyou from Songming County, Kunming City were extended by one and a half years. The labor camp seriously violated the regulation of National Judicial Ministry, which declares that the Forced Labor Administration Bureau must approve any extended detention beyond three months.
8. [Beijing] Arrest of Practitioner Feng Ping
On October 13, 2004, police arrested practitioner Feng Ping when Feng was clarifying the truth of Falun Gong. Feng is currently being held at Chaoyang District Detention Center in Beijing.
9. [Chongqing] Practitioner Li Jiabi Is Detained at a Brainwashing Class
On July 8, 2004, personnel from the Xiaolongkan Street Agency in the Shapingba District, Chongqing City went to Ms. Li Jiabi's home to force her to write a so-called "Dissociation Statement" [A statement to declare a dissociation with Falun Gong and promise not go to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong], but she refused.
At 6:00 p.m. the next day, officers Yang Lin, Zhang Hao and four others from the Xiaolongkan Street Police Precinct went to Li Jiabi's home and intended to pry the door open. They said after they open the door, they would destroy everything in her home. They claimed that they had the Party behind them, so nobody would care if Li Jiabi appealed or reported.
Because of fear, Li Jiabi's family opened the door. Li Jiabi was thus arrested and taken to the Geleshan Brainwashing Class. From July 15 to 19, police went to Li Jiabi's home twice to order her family to write a "Dissociation Statement." The family refused because they knew the police actually wanted to extort money.
Yang Lin, the Xiaolongkan Street Political and Judiciary Committee chief: 86-23-65358334
10. [Datong City, Shanxi Province] Feng Lanfang's Diseases Relapse Under Pressure and She Passes Away - Belated News
Ms. Feng Lanfang, 64 years old, was a Falun Gong practitioner who worked for the Qingciyao Mine in Datong City, Shanxi Province. Before she practiced Falun Gong she had many diseases such as diabetes, nephritis, stomachaches and other ailments. After she practiced Falun Gong, all of her diseases were gone and she regained her health. After July 20, 1999, police from the Qingciyao Mine Precinct often went to her home to harass her and her family. In addition, her daughter, son-in-law and daughter-in-law were detained at forced labor camps for practicing Falun Gong. The woman's diseases relapsed under such pressure and she passed away on August 14, 2001.