Latest News from China - October 15, 2004
[Tianjin] Ms. Wang Jingxiang Loses Memory Due to Torture in Banqiao Women's Forced Labor Camp
[Jilin Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Li Zhiyong Walks Out of Jilin Prison with Dignity
[Wafangdian, Liaoning Province] Three Falun Dafa Practitioners Arrested
[Binzhou City, Shandong Province] Ms. Zhao Jinghua and Ms. Wang Jingxian Held at Bincheng District Detention Center
[Benxi City, Liaoning Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Wu Junyang Taken to Benxi City Detention Center
[Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Falun Dafa Practitioners Li Chunrong and He Chunfang Taken to Brainwashing Center
[Weifang City, Shandong Province] Falun Dafa Practitioners Mr. Li Hengnan and Wife Taken to Brainwashing Center
[Zhuhai City, Guangdong Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Ms. Su Huiming Again Arrested by Police
[Hubei Province] Falun Dafa Practitioners Inhumanely Tortured in Qinduankou Prison
[Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Ms. Wang Shengping Arrested for Raising Public Awareness about Falun Gong on the Train
[Chongqing] Recent Developments in the Persecution against Falun Dafa Practitioner Mr. Zhang Peijin
[Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Ms. Qu Ping Arrested
[Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Falun Dafa Student Li Xiumin Sentenced to Two Years of Forced Labor
[Tangshan City, Hebei Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Ms. Zhao Kaiyu Arrested Again for Distributing Falun Dafa Truth-Clarifying Materials
[Chaoyang City, Liaoning Province] Three Falun Dafa Practitioners Arrested
[Zhuhai City, Guangdong Province] Lin Wuyong, Hu Yong, and Over a Dozen Falun Dafa Practitioners Again Taken into Custody
1. [Tianjin] Ms. Wang Jingxiang Loses Memory Due to Torture in Banqiao Women's Forced Labor Camp
Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Wang Jingxiang, 50, is being held in Unit No. 2 of Banqiao Women's Forced Labor Camp.
In 2000, Ms. Wang was arrested and sentenced to one year of forced labor for appealing on behalf of Falun Gong. On November 12, 2001, she was again arrested and sentenced to two and a half years of forced labor. Her term has expired, but the lawless officials have extended her term by six months.
Ms. Wang Jingxiang suffered inhumane torture in the labor camp. Labor camp guards not only beat her, they also mixed hallucinogens into her meals. She has suffered from memory loss as a result of the physical and mental abuse.
Liu Junying is head of Unit No. 2 at Banqiao Women's Forced Labor Camp.
2. [Jilin Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Li Zhiyong Walks Out of Jilin Prison with Dignity
After 3:00 p.m. on October 13, 2004, Changchun Falun Dafa practitioner Li Zhiyong, who had been unlawfully held at Jilin Prison, was released unconditionally. Li has returned home safely after leaving the prison with dignity.
3. [Wafangdian, Liaoning Province] Three Falun Dafa Practitioners Arrested
Prior to the October 1 National Day of China, Wafangdian Falun Dafa practitioners Ms. Shao Shuping, who is in her 40s, along with Wang, were arrested while distributing informational materials, and taken to the Wafangdian Detention Center. In addition, Ms. Sun Guixiang, who is in her 60s, was also taken to Wafangdian Detention Center.
4. [Binzhou City, Shandong Province] Ms. Zhao Jinghua and Ms. Wang Jingxian Held at Bincheng District Detention Center
Ms. Zhao Jinghua and Ms. Wang Jingxian are employees of Binzhou Oil Pipeline Transportation Company in Shandong Province. At the end of September, officers from the Shixi Police Station in the Bincheng District of Binzhou City ransacked their homes after receiving reports. The two practitioners were arrested. Ms. Wang was considered to have "violated the law" since the officers found a piece of paper with the three words "Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance" on it. The two practitioners are being held at the Bincheng District Branch Police Department's detention center.
Relevant telephone numbers:
Country code: 86, City code: 543
Shang Wenhao, head of Shixi Police Station: 3898203
Li Haiyan, deputy head of the branch police department: 2115130 (office), 86-13905434678 (cell)
5. [Benxi City, Liaoning Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Wu Junyang Taken to Benxi City Detention Center
At 12:10 a.m. on September 19, 2004, officers Chi Liansheng, Wang, Cong, and Ma from the Benxi City Branch State Security Unit, along with several officers from Qianjin Police Station, broke into Falun Dafa practitioner Wu Junyang's home. Wu had not eaten any food for a month, and was in very poor physical condition. Still, the police arrested Wu without presenting a warrant.
Wu Junyang is being held at Benxi City Detention Center in Liaoning Province. Wu's fate is uncertain.
Relevant telephone numbers:
Country code: 86, City code: 414
Benxi City Detention Center in Liaoning Province: 5893359, 5893698
Qianjin Police Station in Benxi City, Liaoning Province: 2853144, 2833365
6. [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Falun Dafa Practitioners Li Chunrong and He Chunfang Taken to Brainwashing Center
At 4:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on October 13, 2004, six people, including officers from the local "610 Office," a police officer of the last name Tao from Hongwei Road Police Station, and officials from the residential committee deceived Falun Dafa practitioners Li Chunrong and He Chunfang, and took them to the Gongren Village Brainwashing Center. The excuses the lawless officials used were "to have a talk outside" and "to take a look at your son at the mental hospital."
7. [Weifang City, Shandong Province] Falun Dafa Practitioners Mr. Li Hengnan and Wife Taken to Brainwashing Center
On the morning of October 14, 2004, Weifang City Falun Dafa practitioners Mr. Li Hengnan and his wife were taken to a brainwashing session after thugs broke into their home. The two practitioners are parents of Falun Dafa practitioner Li Jiangang who is being persecuted at Changle Forced Labor Camp.
8. [Zhuhai City, Guangdong Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Ms. Su Huiming Again Arrested by Police
Ms. Su Huiming, 60, is a Falun Dafa practitioner from Zhuhai City, Guangdong Province. Ms. Su is a retired employee of Wanzai Electric Supply Company in Zhuhai. She started practicing Falun Dafa in October 1997. Around the time of the Mid-Autumn Festival in 2000 she was arrested by Wanzai police and held in a detention center. She walked out of the detention center four months later using her righteous thoughts. During her detention, the police went to her company and stole 1,400 yuan from her retirement pension, which has never been returned to her.
On October 14, 2004, Ms. Su Huiming was arrested while distributing truth-clarifying materials and raising public awareness about Falun Dafa at Wanzai in Zhuhai City. She is being held at the Zhuhai No. 1 Detention Center. Her family has been denied any visits.
Zhou Jianwei, head of Wanzai Police Station, and Zhao Fang, deputy of the police station, led police and state security officers to her home. Ardong, a family member who is also a Falun Dafa practitioner, refused to open the door, but the police forcibly pried it open. The officers took away informational materials and over a dozen Falun Dafa books.
Several days later, the police came back with a document, and asked her family to sign it. They said that Sui Huiming would be sentenced to one year of forced labor and she could meet her family if the document was signed. Her family refused to sign, and said so solemnly. The police were discouraged and left.
9. [Hubei Province] Falun Dafa Practitioners Inhumanely Tortured in Qinduankou Prison
Four Falun Dafa practitioners in No. 3 Sub-Division of No. 1 Division in Qinduankou Prison are being subjected to inhumane persecution. Two are being held in isolation, and the other two are held in the maximum security unit. Chen Chuanhon, director of the No. 3 Sub-Division, ordered inmates and prison guards to torture them. Practitioners Zou Jianwu and Hu Zhigang have become bed-ridden. The two practitioners suffered injuries on the arm and leg respectively.
Individuals directly responsible for the persecution at Qinduankou Prison in Hubei Province:
Deng Kailiang, Commissar
Kong Jinxi, prison warden
Chen Chuanhong, director of No. 3 Sub-Division
Hu Maohua, head of Prison Affairs Section
Prison Affairs Section: 86-27-84613655
10. [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Ms. Wang Shengping Arrested for Raising Public Awareness about Falun Gong on the Train
Ms. Wang Shengping is a retired employee of Wuchang Bureau of Electric Supply. She was arrested while raising public awareness about the persecution against Falun Dafa. After one month in police custody, she was taken to Yangyuan Brainwashing Unit in Wuhan City.
11. [Chongqing] Recent Developments in the Persecution against Falun Dafa Practitioner Mr. Zhang Peijin
After being arrested on August 19, 2004, Mr. Zhang Peijin went on a hunger strike, abstaining from food and water. On October 2, 2004, he was sent back home on medical parole from the hospital. Local police have assigned officers and security guards to keep an eye on him. His telephone has also been bugged, and he is not allowed to leave home. The police held a show trial for him on October 13. Mr. Zhang remains on his hunger strike.
12. [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Ms. Qu Ping Arrested
Ms. Qu Ping, 45, lives at Liangjiadian in the Jinzhou District of Dalian City, Liaoning Province. At around 10:00 a.m. on October 10, 2004, she was arrested by local police officers while shopping with her family. She refused to cooperate with their unlawful demands and shouted "Falun Dafa is good" while being taken away by the police. The bag she carried for her family was also taken by the officers.
13. [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Falun Dafa Student Li Xiumin Sentenced to Two Years of Forced Labor
Shijiazhuang City Falun Dafa practitioner Li Xiumin was sentenced to two years of forced labor on October 11, and has been taken to Unit 4 at the Shijiazhuang Forced Labor Camp.
Since July 2004, Li had been held in custody at Shijiazhuang City's No. 2 Detention Center by Huaidi Police Station and Yuhua Branch Police Department in Shijiazhuang City. It has been reported that Li was locked up in a small isolation cell.
Li has also served three years of forced labor and suffered inhumane torture. Soon after returning home, Li was forced to leave town and become destitute, and did not have a chance to spend time with family members. Li was arrested for coming back home briefly to see his teenage son. Li's parents are in their seventies. Although Li's parents and son appealed on Li's behalf, Li was still sentenced to two years of forced labor after three months of custody. The organization responsible for the persecution is the Hebei Province "610 Office."
Zhang Guojun, director of Hebei Province "610 Office": 86-311-7906310 (Office), 86-311-7906898 (Home)
14. [Tangshan City, Hebei Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Ms. Zhao Kaiyu Arrested Again for Distributing Falun Dafa Truth-Clarifying Materials
Ms. Zhao Kaiyu lives at Room 10, Gate 4 of Building 3 in the family quarters of Tangshan City Coal Research Institute. On the afternoon of April 14, 2004, Ms. Zhao was detained at Tangshan City No. 54 Middle School for distributing Falun Dafa informational materials. She then tried to tell teachers and students what was going on with the persecution of Falun Gong. However, officers from Xishandao Police Station were called in, and she was taken into custody. Jianshe Road Police Station, which is in charge of her residential area, later processed paper work and transferred her to Tangshan City No. 1 Detention Center. Lu Yanjun, who is in charge of her neighborhood, along with other police officers, took her to the detention center.
In late July 2001, Ms. Zhao was turned in to the police while distributing Falun Dafa informational materials in the family quarters where she lived. She was unlawfully taken to Tangshan No. 1 Detention Center, and her home was ransacked. She was threatened with prison terms, and had to go through well-connected people and pay them close to 10,000 yuan for help. While in custody, she was interrogated and punished by being tied up to an iron stool and slapped on the face. She was released on parole after over fifty days.
15. [Chaoyang City, Liaoning Province] Three Falun Dafa Practitioners Arrested
On September 13, 2004, Wu Baoliang and other officers from Chaoyang County Police Department arrested Falun Dafa practitioners Ji Fengchun and Sun Weizhi. They also ransacked the two practitioners' homes in Mutouchengzi Town, Chaoyang County, Chaoyang City, Liaoning Province. Falun Dafa practitioner Li Donghai was also detained at the local police station when asking for the release of the two arrested practitioners. Li Donghai was sentenced to two years and three months of forced labor, and is currently held at Xidayingzi Forced Labor Camp in Chaoyang City. Sun Weizhi slipped out of police custody using righteous thoughts. Ji Chunfeng has extorted close to 10,000 yuan before being released. Police showed up at Ji's home soon afterwards, and Ji has been forced to leave home.
Recently, Wu Baoliang, Fan Tielin and other officers at Chaoyang County Police Department have constantly committed bad deeds against Falun Dafa practitioners. They extorted cash and other valuables from Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Chen Baofeng's family. Chen's wife, Li Guiyun, does not have a job. She supports the entire family by selling a small quantity of vegetables. On July 19, 2004, Wu Baoliang and Fan Tielin forcibly took Ms. Li Guiyun to the county police department while she was at her vegetable counter in Panlong Market. The police took her as a hostage and threatened that if her family did not come up with 5,000 yuan, she would be sentenced to forced labor. Ms. Li was not able to pay that much. Other Falun Dafa practitioners heard about this and they barely came up with 2,000 yuan. Mr. Li was thus released by Wu Baoliang. After making this progress, Wu Baoliang could not wait to show up at Mr. Chen and Ms. Li's home several days later. They coerced Ms. Li to come up with more cash. Around the Chinese lunar Mid-Autumn's Day, Wu Baoliang sent people to stake out of Mr. Chen's home in an attempt to catch him.
Police officer Wu Baoliang's home phone number: 86-421-2818504
16. [Zhuhai City, Guangdong Province] Lin Wuyong, Hu Yong, and Over a Dozen Falun Dafa Practitioners Again Taken into Custody
Mr. Lin Wuyong, Hu Yong, and a dozen more Falun Dafa practitioners were taken to a detention center by Zhuhai police prior to the October 1 National Day. When Mr. Lin's wife went to the detention center to give him clothes, officers refused to take the clothes, citing fear of SARS virus as an excuse. They told her that her husband could only purchase clothes sold by the detention center.