Latest News from China - October 18, 2004
1. [Hengyang City, Hunan Province] Falun Dafa Practitioners Liu Jinlian and Yin Gaoshu Arrested
At around 7:00 a.m. on September 14, Ms. Liu Jinlian and Ms. Yin Gaoshu, two Falun Dafa practitioners in Hengyang City, went to distribute truth-clarifying materials at Shuanglin Town of Hengnan County. Police from the Shuanglin Police substation arrested them. On the next day, they were taken to the Hengnan Detention Center. Their family members are not allowed to visit them. The guards at the detention center are very cruel. They interrogate every visitor and arrest any visitors immediately if they find out that they are Falun Gong practitioners.
2. [Wulumuqi City] Song Yunyun Detained in Beijing
Ms. Song Yunyun from Wulumuqi City was detained in Beijing for explaining the truth about Falun Dafa on September 29, 2004. She was subsequently escorted back to her hometown by staff from her work unit.
3. [Shandong Province] Parents in Prison, Nine-Year-Old Daughter Left Alone
Ms. Liu Ruixia and her husband Jiang Yu, were both illegally sentenced to forced labor. Liu Ruixia is being detained in Wangchun Forced Labor Camp for a three-year term while Jiang Yu is in Changle Forced Labor Camp for a three-year term too. Consequently, their nine-year-old daughter stays with her grandma.
Relevant phone numbers of people involved in persecuting Falun Gong in Qingzhou City:
Xu Wende, head of the "610 Office", 86-536-3822610;
Zang Jianbo, Office Director of the Public Security Bureau, 86-536-3853821,86-13335253988 (mobile);
Qu Zhengdao, member of the Politics & Law Committee, 86-536-3822751,86-13705362099 (mobile);
Zhang Shubo, 86-13173126299 (mobile);
Gao Shuzhen, 86-536-3236068,86-13305362593 (mobile);
4. [Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia] Practitioner Li Yuxia Paralyzed Due to Torture in Forced Labor Camp
Ms. Li Yuxia from Majiawopeng, Chifeng City had been paralyzed for eleven years because of stroke before she started to practice Falun Dafa. During that time she had been so miserable that she even thought of suicide. However, after she learned Falun Dafa, she recovered miraculously.
In July 2004, Li Yuxia was arrested by undercover policemen for explaining the truth about Falun Dafa and distributing flyers. She was subsequently sent to Tumuji Women's Labor Camp in Zhalaiteqi of Inner Mongolia. Since then, officials extorted 30,000 yuan (1) from her family members but she hasn't been released yet.
5. [Yingcheng City, Hubei Province] Falun Dafa Practitioners Detained in Forced Labor Camps
Ms. Cao Jing and Ms. Chen Jianghong from Yingcheng City were illegally sentenced to forced labor for one year because they had explained the truth about Falun Dafa to others in November 2003. Cheng Xianggou was sentenced to one year in forced labor camp for the same "offense" in January 2004. Currently the three practitioners are being detained in Shayang Forced Labor Camp, and are subjected to torture.
6. [Jinchang, Gansu Province] Tang Bin Abducted
Mr. Tang Bin, who is in his sixties, was betrayed while distributing truth-clarifying materials. On Oct.15, he was unlawfully arrested.
7. [Hebei Province] High School Teacher Abducted for Practicing Falun Dafa
Mr. Mei Guozhi, about 26 years old, is a Chinese teacher in Hengshui High School. His hometown is in Gansu Province. Since he started teaching in Hengshui High School, he has won the praise of his colleagues and students for his excellent work. However, simply because he practices Falun Dafa, he was abducted not long ago and detained in a brainwashing class. This is the second time within half a year that he has been illegally arrested.
8. [Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia] Many Falun Dafa Practitioners Abducted
At around 4:20 p.m. on October 11, 2004, many policemen in Chifeng City surrounded a rented bungalow. The police were shooting videos on the spot. The police arrested Ms. Ren Shuying, 39, who came back there from Pingzhuang. They also confiscated many Falun Dafa printed materials, a CD burner worth 5,000 yuan, over 3,000 blank CDs, five boxes of printing paper and more than ten copies of Zhuan Falun [the principal text of Falun Dafa], all without justification. The total value of the properties confiscated is estimated to be around 10,000 yuan.
In addition, Ms. Zhang Yuxia, who is almost 60, and Song Kaijun were abducted and taken to the brainwashing class by staff from the "610 Office" in Chifeng City. Zhang Yuxia had previously been tortured in Tumuji Forced Labor Camp for three years. After her release, she was abducted and detained in brainwashing classes conducted by the "610 Office" many times. During the times when she was allowed to be at home, police went to harass her frequently. In addition, Mr. Song Kaijun, who is in his forties, was wrongfully sentenced to three years in prison for practicing Falun Dafa. He has been dismissed from his work, and is being tortured in Prison Number Four in Chifeng City.
Phone numbers of members of the "610 Office" in Chifeng City:
Wang Jinshan from Chifeng Public Security Bureau, head of the "610 Office", 86-476-8337060 (office), 86-476-8215693 (home), 86-13327150680 (mobile);
Assistant Director of the Chifeng Public Security Bureau and Assistant Director of the "610 Office", 86-476-8339595 (office);
86-476-8350999 (home), 86-13904766288 (mobile);
Chen Xiaodong, Director of the Legal Education Administrative Base in Chifeng City, 86-476-8424610 (office), 86-476-8421672 (office);
9. [Liaoning Province] Sun Guixiang and Pan Shurong Arrested
Ms. Sun Guixiang, who is in her sixties, was arrested for distributing truth-clarifying materials at Xiyang Township of Wafangdian on September 29.
Ms. Pan Shurong, who is in her forties, was arrested for distributing truth-clarifying materials in the countryside in mid-September.
10. [Yishi County, Shandong Province] Wang Ruihuan from Gaoqiao Town Illegally Arrested
Ms. Wang Ruihuan from Nanling Village, Shushui, Gaoqiao Town, Yishui County was reported while explaining the truth about Falun Dafa to people in Yiyuan County. She was arrested later and is being detained in the Yishui Detention Center. At the same time, her home was unlawfully searched. Her husband who does not practice Falun Dafa has been detained too.
Among the practitioners detained previously are Ms. Zhang Aifeng, Ms. Li Mingyan who was sent to Linyi Brainwashing Class, Ms. Li Xiuying, and Ms. Zhang Daomei who was sent to the Wangchun Forced Labor Camp. An unnamed practitioner is also being held.
11. [Nong'an County, Jilin Province] Practitioner Zheng Guomin's Appeal Rejected
Zheng Guomin from Nong'an County appealed to the Changchun Intermediate People's Court because of having received an illegal eight-year prison sentence. However, the court rejected his appeal.
12. [Benxi City, Liaoning Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Wang Manli Detained in Masanjia Forced Labor Camp
Ms. Wang Manli from Benxi City was unlawfully taken to Masanjia Forced Labor Camp. She has been on a hunger strike for over a month now.
13. [Qidong County, Hunan Province] Several Falun Dafa Practitioners Illegally Detained
Qidong County practitioners Ms. He Shunhui, Ms. Deng Shunhua, Ms. Zeng Meiying, Ms. Tan Jinlian, Xiao Ganghua and Guan Minglian bought tickets to Tiananmen Gate Tower at around 9:00 a.m. on October 11. During an examination of their personal belongings, the clerks asked them to slander Falun Dafa. When the practitioners did not comply, they were taken to police vehicles.
14. [Anshun City, Guizhou Province] Wang Quanhua Illegally Sentenced to Forced Labor
On September 4, 2004, Ms. Wang Quanhua from Xin'an Factory in Anshun City went to the nearby countryside to distribute truth-clarifying materials. Local villagers reported her to the police. Policemen from Caiguan Police Substation arrested her and sent her to Heishitou where she was detained for a month. After that, she was sentenced to three years in a forced labor camp. Currently Ms. Wang is being detained in Zhongba Forced Labor Farm in Pingba County, and has not been allowed to meet her family members.
15. [Xichang City, Sichuan Province] Wei Yi Secretly Sentenced to Three Years in Prison
Xichang practitioner Wei Yi has been secretly sentenced to three years in prison by the Xichang Municipal Court. The police have been planning to send her to a prison outside the city on October 17, to increase the persecution against her.
People who participated in this case include:
Chen Qi, Assistant Director of the "610 Office" in Xichang City, 86-834-3239667 (office), 86-834-3230986 (home), 86-834-3683957 (mobile);
Zhang Guangrong, Assistant Director of the "610 Office" in Xichang City, 86-834-3239667 (office), 86-834-3291113 (home), 86-13908158947 (mobile);
16. [Ji'an City, Jilin Province] Two Falun Dafa Practitioners Arrested
Ms. Chen Yuezhong and Ms. Hou Yaqin were detained for distributing truth-clarifying materials on the evening of Oct.10. The Jinjiang Development District Police Substation (86-435-6227744) was involved in the arrest.
17. [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Disabled Practitioner Tortured for Practicing Falun Dafa
Practitioner Wang Anping is disabled, his left arm amputated at the elbow. He is being detained in Brigade Six of the Chaoyanggou Forced Labor Camp along with another practitioner named Yu Nianfu, 66, where they are subjected to torture and forced labor.
18. [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Jiang Limin from Chaoyang District Abducted
Jiang Limin from Chaoyang District was abducted for distributing truth-clarifying materials on the afternoon of September 23. Personnel from the Guilin Road Police Substation arrested him and secretly transferred him to the Changchun Public Security Bureau, where other practitioners have been forced to make "confessions" under torture during the past few years. He is still being illegally detained there.
19. [Shuangcheng City, Heilongjiang Province] Zhou Guoyan Subjected to Torture
Zhou Guoyan, 50, lives in Chunguang Village, Tuanjie Township, Shuangcheng City, Heilongjiang Province. He was abducted on May 16, 2001 for practicing Falun Dafa. He was detained and sentenced to nine years in prison without any justification. In March 2002, Mr. Zhou was jailed in Harbin Prison. On July 1, 2004, he was transferred to Daqing Prison.
During his three years of detention, Zhou Guoyan has been tortured severely, both mentally and physically. The torture methods he was exposed to include: "wearing hand batons" [SK1] ; having wooden sticks being placed under his prone body [SK2] ; being shackled to a metal chair for 14 consecutive days; suffering the so-called "carrying a sword in the back" (2) form of torture during evening interrogation, having an iron barrel containing wine and lit cigarettes hanging over his neck; being beaten with wooden sticks for half the night; having his fingers rubbed to the bone with a toothbrush twisted between them, having the soles of his feet beaten; having his feet punctured with needles; having a string tied to his testicles that was then yanked violently; being beaten for more than 40 consecutive days while being given only 200 grams (7 ounces) of hard corn buns for food every day; being shackled to an iron ring for over ten days; being sleep deprived while being given only 100 grams of corn gruel every day; not being allowed to go to the bathroom and having to wet his pants many times; numerous beatings and abuses and other torture methods. As a result, his body has been seriously damaged and he has had to stay in hospital for over seven months.
20. [Yunfu City, Guangdong Province] Lai Jiawen Arrested for Attending Court
On October 13, Yuncheng District Court in Yunfu City held an open trial for five Falun Dafa practitioners. The practitioners were Ms. Xu Shuhua, Ms. Chen Jiequn, Ms. Lin Jinghong, Ms. Li Meihua and Mai Yuefa. Practitioner Lai Jiawen attended the court session. During the afternoon recess, people from the "610 Office" in Yuncheng District and police officers arrested Lai Jiawen at the gate of the Court and sent Lai directly to the Sanshui Brainwashing Class.
Partial list of people involved in the arrest:
Wang Zhenzhou, Party Secretary of Yuncheng District Politics & Law Committee, 86-766-8822016 (office);
Mo Yongjian, Assistant Director of the "610 Office" in Yuncheng District, 86-766-8822301 (office), 86-766-8868703 (home), 13826889078 (mobile);
21. [Guiyang City, Guizhou Province] Li Ruping in Xiuwen County Abducted
People from the Anshun National Security Bureau arrested Ms. Li Ruping, a Falun Dafa practitioner in Xiuwen County on October 9. The police confiscated two computers, three printers and some paper, without justification.
The police left the following phone numbers: 86-13985316060, 86-853-3462611, 86-853-3461731;
22. [Beijing City] Married Couple Arrested
Mr. Liu Baowang and Ms. Han Shuying are married and live in Liujiahe Village, Nandulehe Town, Pinggu District of Beijing City. They were arrested before the National Day holiday.
23. [Shanghai City] Chen Qinfang Abducted
At around 3:00 p.m. on October 15, 2004, Ms. Chen Qinfang, 40, was arrested while distributing truth-clarifying materials. She is being detained in the Anting Town Public Security Bureau.
24. [Yuxi, Yunnan Province] Li Xiulan Secretly Sentenced to Three Years in Prison
On May 20, 2004, Ms. Li Xiulan from Yuxi City was abducted for practicing Falun Dafa and believing in "Truth-Compassion-Tolerance." Her home was illegally searched. On September 9, Ms. Li was openly tried in Hongta District Court in Yuxi City. The Court did not come to a conclusion because they have no evidence of any crimes. However, several days later, Li Xiulan was secretly sentenced to three years in prison.
25. [Jianyang City, Sichuan Province] Li Shiqiong Arrested
On October 10, 2004, Li Shiqiong from Jianyang City was arrested for explaining the truth about Falun Dafa to people in Gaoming Township, Jiajia Town of Jianyang City. Li's home was searched unlawfully. The police confiscated a tape recorder, DVD player, and some truth-clarifying materials. Li Shiqiong is being kept in custody in Jianyang Detention Center.
26. [Bing County, Heilongjiang Province] Sun Xiangjie's Life in Danger
On September 29, 2004, Sun Xiangjie from Bing County was unlawfully abducted while working in a privately owned bookstore. Sun Xiangjie went on a hunger strike in protest. He was tortured seriously for that. His life is in great danger. On September 30, Bing County Public Security Bureau sent Mr. Sun to the Harbin Public Security Hospital.
27. [Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Xue Huirong Abducted
Ms. Xue Huirong was reported while explaining the truth about Falun Dafa on September 27. After her arrest, she was sent to Dongshan Detention Center in Guangzhou City.
(1) Yuan is the Chinese currency; 500 yuan is equal to the average monthly income for an urban worker in China.
( 2 ) "Carrying a Sword in the Back": The practitioner's hands are tied behind his back with one hand over the shoulder and the other hand against the lower back. The police then apply a great deal of force to pull the two hands toward one another and handcuff the two hands together.