Latest News from China -- October 25, 2004
1. [Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Li Hai Brutally Force-Fed While on Hunger Strike at Daqing Prison
Daqing City Falun Dafa practitioner Li Hai has been unlawfully held in isolation in a small cell of Ward No. 2 at the Daqing Prison for about ten days. Multiple sources have verified that Wang Yingjie, deputy warden of the prison, found Falun Dafa books and materials in Li Hai's cell while directing prison guards to search the cells. The authorities interrogated Li about the source of the Dafa books and materials. When Li refused to cooperate, Wang Yingjie put Li into solitary confinement. As a form of protest, Li went on a hunger strike and then suffered injuries to her mouth due to brutal force-feeding.
Relevant telephone numbers:
Country code: 86, city code: 459
Wang Yingjie, deputy warden of Daqing Prison: office, 5059919; home, 6363870; cellular, 86-13329393777;
Tang Yongfu, warden of Daqing Prison: office, 5056688; home, 5105087; cellular, 86-13303690588.
2. [Xi'an City, Shaanxi Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Ms. Xing Wenzhen Arrested
State security officers arrested practitioner Ms. Xing Wenzhen, a teacher at Northwestern Industrial University, on October 22, 2004, because she recently exposed police brutality she experienced on the Minghui website. Her non-practitioner husband was also arrested.
3. [Changsha City, Henan Province] Ms. Tan Xiangyu on Hunger Strike to Protest Detention
In spite of her arrest by Tianxin District police in August 2003, Ms. Tan Xiangyu, who is in her late fifties and from Changsha City, has maintained her righteous belief in Falun Dafa. She has been raising awareness about Falun Dafa amongst those around her and negated the unlawful charges brought against her. In May 2004, the Tianxin District Court unlawfully sentenced her to three and a half years in prison. In June 2004, adhering to proper legal procedures, Ms. Tan filed an appeal, stating that she was innocent, demanding that the Changsha City Intermediate Court reject the sentencing by Tianxin District Court, and asking for her unconditional release. Although several months have passed, justice has not been served. Ms. Tan has by now been unlawfully held at the Changsha City Detention Center for fourteen months. We have received reports that she has been on a hunger strike protesting her unlawful sentencing and custody. She has become emaciated and is in critical condition.
Relevant telephone numbers at the Changsha Intermediate Court:
Country code: 86, city code: 731;
Ouyang Hua, judge assigned to process Ms. Tan's appeal: office, 5798329; cellular, 86-13907482326;
He Wenjiong, Party Secretary and top leader: 5480190;
Pan Dingqu, deputy leader: 5480187;
Tang Jikai, deputy leader: 5480184;
Luo Shifa, deputy leader: 5480185;
Wang Yuhong, a guard at the Changsha City Detention Center (supervisor of Ward No. 1 in East No. 1 Building): 4074830.
4. [Handan City, Hebei Province] Ms. Liu Ling Unlawfully Imprisoned
Practitioner Ms. Liu Ling, 22, is from Yuxinnan in the Hanshan District of Handan City, Hebei Province. She has been taken into custody numerous times since the persecution against Falun Dafa began on July 20, 1999. In the beginning of 2001, officers from Yuxinnan Police Station, a part of the Hanshan Branch Police Department, unlawfully arrested her at her home. She was then held at the No. 2 Detention Center for over five months and was released only after 5,000 yuan had been extorted from her family.
While the Sixteenth National Congress of the Party was being held in 2002, officers from the Yuxinnan Police Station again arrested Ms. Liu at her home. She was held at the No. 1 Detention Center five times and 1000 yuan was extorted from her before she was released. She has now been unlawfully held in custody at No. 1 Detention Center for over a month. No information is available about her situation.
5. [Xichang City, Sichuan Province] Police Arrest Several Xichang Falun Dafa Practitioners
Around noon on October 22, 2004, police arrested Xichang City practitioners Ms. Lu Yuancui, Mr. Liao Ancai, Ms. Guo Hongping, Guo Bing and Lin Shaobi at the Xichang City Railroad Station.
We have learned that Ms. Lu was on her way to Beijing to visit her daughter. Her husband, Mr. Liao, was seeing her off at the railroad station.
Ms. Guo Hongping and the others were on their way to their hometowns. At 4:00 p.m. the same afternoon, Ms. Guo's home was ransacked. On the morning of October 23, Ms. Lu was taken back to her home while the police ransacked the place. Luo Yi, deputy head of Xichang City State Security Unit, directed both searches.
Relevant telephone numbers:
Country code: 86, city code: 834;
Lianshan Prefecture "610 Office": 3865211;
Du Xichuan, director of the prefecture "610 Office": 3667243, 3865909; cellular, 86-1295711286;
Xichang City "610 Office" (also called "Office for Maintaining Stability"): 3239667
Zhang Guangrong, director of the city's "610 Office": home, 3291113; cellular, 86-13908158947.
6. [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Ms. Ding Zhenfang Unlawfully Arrested
On August 19, 2004, Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Ding Zhenfang was arrested for raising public awareness about Falun Dafa on the bus. She was unlawfully taken to the Rixin Police Station in the Xigang District of Dalian City, Liaoning Province. Ms. Ding was sent to the Zhoushuizi Forced Labor Camp in Dalian the same night that she refused to cooperate with the authorities. She was immediately thrown into an underground cell and had all four limbs stretched apart and tied up because she went on a hunger and water strike. The guards brought in some criminal inmates to beat and torture her for over a month.
Relevant telephone numbers:
Dalian Forced Labor Camp: 86-411-86859961;
Rixin Police Station: 86-411-83699806.
7. [Kunming City, Yunnan Province] Several Falun Dafa Practitioners Arrested
Several practitioners in the Kunming area and the Longshan Mine of the Kunming Steel Company have been arrested. We have been able to verify that among the arrested are Li Congliang, Ms. Li Xuefen, Ms. Zhang Lifang, Ms. Duan Guilan, Mao Disui, and Ms. Lu Junxia.
Telephone numbers of organizations involved in the roundup are:
Country code: 86, city code: 871;
Anning City Political and Judiciary Committee in Kunming City: 8699244;
Anning City Police Department: 8698528;
Longshan Mine Security Section of Kunming Steel Company: 8638014.