Latest News from China -- October 22, 2004
1. [Xinbin County, Liaoning Province] Wang Youting Is Illegally Sentenced
Mr. Wang Youting, 45 years old, lives in South Zamu Town, Xinbin County. In April 1996, he started to practice Falun Dafa. Since July 1999, he has been illegally sent to forced labor twice, had money extorted from him many times, and has had his home searched many times, simply because he does not give up practicing Falun Dafa.
On March 10, 2004, policemen from Zhangdang Police Substation in Fushun City abducted him when he was spreading the truth of Falun Dafa. Later, he was unlawfully sentenced to four and a half years in prison. Wang Youting's wife died many years ago. Due to the illegal detention, his son and daughter are left alone at home. His 3-year-old son, named Wang Sen, is a fifth grade student in South Zamu Elementary School. His 20-year-old sister is incapable of raising him, so he now lives with his aunt who is living a tough life herself since she and her husband are both laid off. Contact phone number: 86-41-5268717.
2. [Chaoyang City, Liaoning Province] Jianping Practitioner Qiao Zhong Is Persecuted
On April 3, 2004, police from the former Longcheng Public Security Branch in Chaoyang City arrested Mr. Qiao Zhongjin and his wife. His wife is being detained and tortured in Masanjia Forced Labor Camp. Qiao Zhongjin has been kept in custody in Wujiawa Detention Center in Chaoyang City, phone number 86-421-3814329. Qiao, bony and weak, is currently in poor condition. Diseases are appearing in many places throughout his body. The detention center will not release him, nor allow his family members to visit him. On October 19, his father, in his seventies, came to the detention center for the fourth time, pleading to see his son. Once again he was not allowed to.
3. [Tonghua City, Jilin Province] Wang Guiming Is Tortured
Mr. Wang Guiming from Tonghua City was wrongfully sentenced to five years in prison. On January 4, 2003, he was taken to Jilin Prison. In order to "transform" him (coerce him into giving up his belief), the police guards instructed six criminal detainees to beat him for eight days and nights in a row. Consequently, his life is in great danger. They sent him to Changchun Public Security Hospital for emergency treatment. Yet, every criminal detainee involved in the beating was awarded five bonus points his actions.
Early this year, the police sent Wang Guiming, together with 14 other practitioners, to Siping Prison for intensified persecution. Upon arrival, Wang Guiming saw slogans defaming Falun Dafa on the walls in the prison. He fearlessly tore all the slogans into pieces. Because of that, he was beaten up again so severely that he is still unable to take care of himself.
Relevant phone numbers:
Gao Ping, director in charge of reeducation in Siping Prison, 86-434-3312318
Yan Bingxin, assistant director, 86-434-5462211 Ext.3261
Dong Baogui, Party Secretary of the Discipline Inspection Committee, 86-434-5462211 Ext.3291
4. [Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] Wang Qingmei Is Detained in Brainwashing Class
Ms. Wang Qingmei has been detained in the brainwashing classes held by the "610 Office" in Zhuhai District and Guangzhou City for nearly two years. In January 2004, she was released unconditionally. However, in September, staff from the Neighborhood Committee abducted her again. It is not known, but she may be detained in Sanshui Brainwashing Class at this time.
5. [Chongqing City] Qijiang Practitioners Fang Min and Junior Mou Are Abducted
On the evening of October 16, 2004, Ms. Fang Min, a 46-year-old retired employee of Jijiang Sanjiang 103 Service Company, and Mr. Mou, about 22 years old, who works temporarily in Chongqing City and who started to practice Falun Dafa half a year earlier, were abducted while clarifying the truth of Falun Dafa in Ganshui Town, Qijiang. The police illegally took them to the Qijiang Detention Center.
6. [Fusong County, Jilin Province] Fusong County Court Attempts to Illegally Try Yin Jun
On October 27, 2004, Fusong County Court will hold an illegal trial of Mr. Yin Jun, a Falun Dafa practitioner. Mr. Li Zengyun had previously been unlawfully sentenced to four years in prison by the court. Presently, Yin Jun, Guo Shuhui and Li Zengyun have been kept in custody in Fusong Detention Center for about four months.
Mr. Yin Jun
On March 29, Yin Jun was released on bail for medical treatment from Changchun Forced Labor Camp. On June 9, he was abducted at a truth-clarifying material site. He went on a hunger strike for 18 days and was tied to a Dead Man's Bed (1) and force-fed. Later, according to a medical examination, his gallbladder was full of gallstones. Changchun Forced Labor Camp twice rejected him because of his poor health. However, the police did not release him and kept him in Fusong Detention Center. On July 9, the police transferred him to the local court where he was approved for an arrest.
Mr. Guo Shuhui
Mr. Guo Shuhui is from Hebei Province. He was wrongfully abducted while making truth-clarifying materials, then subjected to extremely inhumane torture. Currently he is totally deaf in one ear and has lost control of his bodily functions as a result of the torture.
Mr. Li Zengyun
Mr. Li Zengyun is from Puchunhe in Fusong County. He was abducted for explaining the truth of Falun Dafa. He had been destitute and homeless for three years before the abduction in order to avoid illegal detention. His wife, also a practitioner, was sentenced to three years of forced labor and is being detained in Changchun Women's Forced Labor Camp.
Relevant phone numbers:
Yao Dexiang, President of the Court: 86-439-6212602, 86-439-6213386 (Home), 86-13904499967 (Cell)
Lai Liqun, Chief Procurator of the Procuratorate: 86-439-6212332,86-439-6216085 (Home), 86-13904499540 (Cell)
Gao Feng, Director of the local Public Security Bureau: 86-439-6212815,86-439-6212409 (Home), 86-13943953068(Cell)
Jia Zhidong, Director of the Detention Center: 86-439-6212393,86-439-6219336 (Home), 86-13704499040(Cell)
7. [Weifang City, Shandong Province] Jiang Xiuying from Kuiwen District Is Arrested
Ms. Jiang Xiuying, 53 years old, is a practitioner from the Kuiwen District and a retired employee from Weifang's No.3 Clothing Manufacturer. On October 21, 2004, she went to the "610 Office" in the Fangzi District, asking for the release of her brother Jiang Henghua, a practitioner in the Fangzi District who was arrested at the Palace Museum on October 8, 2004. He is being detained in the Fangzi District Detention Center.
Jiang Xiuying tried to explain the truth of Falun Dafa to Li Chao and other officers in the "610 Office." However, the "610 Office" in the Fangzi District reported her to the "610 Office" in Weifang City. At about 11:00 am on the same day, Jiang Xiuying was abducted and taken to the brainwashing class located in the Weifang Industrial Cadres' College.
8. [Fushun City, Liaoning Province] Liao Guangyao Is Abducted for Posting Truth-Clarifying Materials at Shenyang Railway Station
Practitioner Liao Guangyao from Shijia Street in the Shuncheng District of Fushun City was arrested for posting truth-clarifying materials at Shenyang Railway Station. Railway police were involved in his arrest.
9. [Zhuolu City, Hebei Province] Yang Guilan Is Detained
Ms. Yang Guilan from Zhuolu City went to Beijing to clarify the truth of Falun Dafa on October 15, 2004. Policemen in Beijing arrested her. Presently she is being detained in the Zhuolu Detention Center.
Relevant phone numbers:
The Politics & Law Committee Office: 86-313-6521014
The Public Security Bureau: 86-313-6533408
10. [Liaoning Province] Guo Hongxiu Is Tortured in Liaoning Women's Prison
Ms. Guo Hongxiu is being illegally detained in Liaoning Women's Prison. From May 10 to 27, 2004, she was beaten up six times and punished by being made to stand all day long. Most of the detainees in the prison are murderers, drug addicts, robbers, etc. The police guards specifically arranged a vicious criminal detainee and another criminal who is deeply poisoned by the hate propaganda videos to torture her.
Wang Jian, a police guard in Liaoning Women's Prison
Team Head: 86-24-24330997 (Home)
11. [Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Tang Jing from Taiping District Is Arrested
Ms. Tang Jing from the Taiping District of Harbin City was arrested on the morning of October 9, 2004. Currently she is being detained.
12. [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Peng Yuanrong and Her Husband Ming Tiaosheng Are Detained in Brainwashing Class
During the summer holidays this year, Ms. Peng Yuanrong, a teacher from Jingyu High School, wrote to a former practitioner, who betrayed fellow practitioners under pressure. That person betrayed her, too. People from the"610 Office" in Wuhan City arrested her and sent her to Zhan Jiaji Brainwashing Class. After that, they abducted her husband Ming Tiaosheng as well. Ming is an employee of the Wuhan Evening newspaper.
13. [Shulan City, Jilin Province] Zhang Yuying and Zong Lihua Are Abducted
At about 1:00 a.m. on October 17, Ms. Zhang Yunying and Ms. Zong Lihua from Qili Township in Shulan City were abducted while doing truth-clarification. Xiao Yong, Director of the Politics & Security Section of Shulan Public Security Bureau, took them to Qili Township Police Substation. In the afternoon, they sent them to Nanshan Detention Center in the city. Later, the police went to the two practitioners' homes and illegally searched their residences.
14. [Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] Li Rong Is on Hunger Strike
Ms. Li Rong, 65 years old, lives in the Haizhu District of Guangzhou City. She was an employee of the Nanyou Company in Guangzhou City. Recently she was arrested for distributing truth-clarifying materials. In order to resist the persecution, Li Yong is on a hunger strike.
15. [Longkou City, Shandong Province] Unlawful People Persecute Falun Dafa Practitioners
Longkou Public Security Bureau illegally sentenced Ms. Lin Guifu to three years of forced labor. She was taken to Zibo Forced Labor Camp. Later she had a heart attack, and the labor camp sent her back. The police then transferred her to the "610 Office" for further detention. On the morning of October 18, policemen abducted Yin Xiangyang, who was working at a construction site after becoming homeless due to persecution. They confiscated his personal belongings without justification.
16. [Huaihua City, Hunan Province] Luo Minglan Is Detained
On the afternoon of August 15 Mr. Luo Minglan from the Changxi Team in Luojiapo Village, Xinluhe Township, Zhongfang County, Huaihua City, went to Xinjian and Yuanjia Townships to post some truth-clarifying stickers and distribute some flyers. He was arrested and transferred to the Hecheng District Public Security Bureau. Presently he is being detained in Huaihua's No.1 Detention Center.
In the past five years, Luo Minglan has been unlawfully detained four times by the township government and three times by the "610 Office" and local police. He has been fined 1600 yuan.
Relevant phone numbers:
Yang Chunhui, Director of the "610 Office" in the Hecheng District of Huaihua City: 86-745-2256992 (Home), 86-13973088099 (Cell)
He Yurong, Assistant Director of the "610 Office" in the Hecheng District of Huaihua City: 86-745-2258382 (Home), 86-13974500557 (Cell)
17. [Lianyungang City, Jiangsu Province] Liao Lanying Is Arrested Again
On the morning of October 19, 2004, people from the "610 Office" in Lianyungang City arrested Ms. Liao Lanying, who was clarifying the truth of Falun Dafa in the Haizhou District. They had already arrested Ms. Du Xiuju, Jiao Jiaqian, Liu Shuye, Liu Naihe, Zhong Chongbing, and Yu Yao in August. Those practitioners are still being detained in the Lianyungang Detention Center.
18. [Dezhou City, Shandong Province] Cheng Kaifeng Is Detained
Ms. Cheng Kaifeng from Dezhou City was an employee of the Life Insurance Company. In October 2003, she was abducted for distributing truth-clarifying materials. During her detention, she has insisted on maintaining her cultivation practice and refuses to be transformed. In early 2004, she was transferred to Jiangshuiquan Women's Forced Labor Camp in Jinan City, Shandong Province. In the labor camp, she was tortured for shouting "Falun Dafa is good!" at a conference. For an entire month, she was tied to a chair and not released even to eat or to go to the washroom. She suffered a great deal both spiritually and physically. In August her mother was denied a visit her. Not until October was her mother allowed to see her. When they met, her mother could see obvious scars on Cheng Kaofeng's body.
19. [Hefei City, Anhui Province] Jin Ling Is Illegally Sentenced to Three Years in Prison
At 4:00 p.m. on October 10, 2004, people from the "610 Office," together with Shushan District Court, unlawfully tried Ms. Jin Ling, a Falun Dafa practitioner. She was sentenced to three years in prison.
20. [Tianjin City] Five Practitioners Are Being Kept in Custody in Ninghe Detention Center
Five Falun Dafa practitioners are being detained in Ninghe Detention Center, including Mr. Li Guangyuna and his wife, a mother and her daughter from Fengtai Town, and Ms. Liu Shuling.
21. [Tangshan City, Hebei Province] Unlawful People Keep Persecuting Practitioners
On October 19, the Kaiping District Public Security Bureau illegally arrested about fifteen practitioners, including Mr. Zhang Li and his wife, Mr. Li Zhen, Ms. Ding Ji'en, Ms. Zhi Wenxue, Ms. Zhang Junling, Ms. Zheng Chunlan, Ms. Wang, Mr. Sun Jianmin, Mr. Zhang Wenliang, and Ms. Shen Xiaojing.
22. [Hebei Province] Violence in Gaoyang Forced Labor Camp
Policemen in Gaoyang Forced Labor Camp torture practitioners by extremely brutal means, such as beating them with electric batons, shocking them with electricity from a telephone, beating and kicking them, sticking them with needles, burying them in the ground, force-feeding them with hot pepper water, beating their faces with shoes, etc.
Mr. Cao Baozhi is 38 years old. On August 11, 2004, he could not be recognized after being beaten by the police.
Mr. Dong Liyuan was shocked with electric batons and electricity from a telephone. The police poured water on the ground and then shocked him with electric batons until he lost consciousness. After emergency treatment in the hospital, they beat him again.
Mr. Wang Lifeng and Liu Chunfu were beaten up until they were almost dead. It went on for several days. They were not allowed to sleep over ten days.
23. [Dehui City, Jilin Province] Dehui City Court Attempts to Try Falun Dafa Practitioners
Dehui City Court put up a notice on the front gate announcing that the court will try Ms. Wang Xingxiang, Mr. Wang Guohua and Ms. Zhu Hong, all practitioners who are being detained in Dehui Detention Center, at 8:30 a.m. on October 22.
Relevant phone numbers:
Zhang Hongshan, Chief Procurator of the Procuratorate in Dehui City: 86-431-7272885 (Office), 86-431-7279888 (Home), 86-13904393999 (Cell)
Zhao Hongtian, President of Dehui City Court: 86-431-7223401 (Office), 86-431-7212111 (Home), 86-13904397689 or 86-13578816699 (Cell)
24. [Jinan City, Shandong Province] Yan Guizhi from Huaiyin District Is Arrested
Ms. Yan Guizhi, in her fifties, is from the Huaiyin District of Jinan City. At around 3:00 p.m. on October 20, 2004, local police arrested her while she was distributing truth-clarifying materials in Zhonggong. Currently she is being detained in the Zhonggong Police Substation, phone: 86-531-2991036.
25. [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Liu Sufang from Shenhe District Is Jailed
Ms. Liu Sufang was shadowed and then arrested by policemen from Heping District Public Security Bureau on August 23. Currently she is being detained in Longshan Forced Labor Camp for a term of one-and-a-half years.
26. [Yishui County, Shandong Province] Wang Yongmei Is Abducted (Supplementary Information)
At around 4:00 a.m. on October 12, 2004, Ms. Wang Yongmei was distributing truth-clarifying materials in Lijiawa Village in Yishui Town of Yishui County. The director of the Lijiawa Village Security Office reported on her. She was then abducted and taken to the Yishui Detention Center.
Relevant phone numbers:
Lijiawa Village Committee: 86-539-2311246
Party Secretary of Lijiawa Village Committee: 86-539-2312368 (Home), 86-13605394136 (Cell)
Director of Lijiawa Village Security Office: 86-539-2312796 (Home), 86-13792942075 (Cell)
27. [Handan City, Hebei Province] Zhang Jin'ai Is Arrested for the Third Time
Ms. Zhang Jin'ai, 39 years old, is from Feixiang County in Handan City. Two times before the "610 Office" abducted her and detained her in the Hefei Township Public Security Bureau. She was persecuted for six months and fined over 6000 yuan.
At 5:30 a.m. on September 23, Liu Shulin, a policeman from the County Politics & Security Section, and Zhang Zhiyong, Director of the Township Police Substation arrested Zhang Jin'ai for the third time. They detained her in Feixiang County Public Security Bureau. It was the time for fall harvest and for growing wheat. Her children are left alone at home.
28. [Xiangcheng City, Henan Province] Zhang Linghua and Ren Guilan Are Detained
Ms. Zhang Linghua and Ms. Ren Guilan are two practitioners in Xiangcheng City. At 3:00 p.m. on October 18, 2004, they were arrested while explaining the truth of Falun Dafa to people around them at the crossroads of the City Blood Donation Station. Zhou Qingwu, assistant political instructor from the Xiangcheng Public Security Bureau; Ma Zefeng, head of the National Security Team; and policemen in his team including Jin Hai, Li Li, Li Xiquan, Bai Yao and Zhao Jie publicly arrested them and then searched both of the practitioners' homes illegally. Currently they are being detained in Xiangcheng Detention Center.
Relevant phone numbers:
Zhou Qingwu, political instructor of the Public Security Bureau: 86-394-4295158
Ma Zhefeng, head of the National Security Team: 86-394-4321316,86-13707628899 (Cell)
Jin Hai, group head of the National Security Team: 86-394-4319306
Bai Yao, policeman: 86-394-4324756
Zhao Jie, policeman: 86-394-4291012, 86-13603970802 (Cell)
29. [Kangping County, Liaoning Province] Wang Hai Is Arrested
Mr. Wang Hai from Niutouwei Village, Erniu Township, Kangping County of Liaoning Province was arrested by several policemen from Erniu Township Police Substation on the morning of October 20, 2004. The director of the police substation, together with Wang Defeng and other policemen, searched Wang Hai's home on the same day. Wang Hai's wife is suffering from a stroke. He has a young child, and his mother, in her seventies, and his aged father-in-law live with him as well.
Relevant phone numbers:
Gao Dongsheng, Director of Erniu Township Police Substation: 86-24-87230004 (Office), 86-24-87321688 (Home)
Wu Yuxiang, Vice Director of Kangping County Public Security Bureau: 86-24-87343433 (Office), 86-24-87346288 (Home), 86-13704050708 (Cell)
30. [Longkou City, Shandong Province] Police Abduct a Falun Dafa Practitioner
Ms. Li Guilan from Beixiangcheng Village on Xufu Town, Longkou City, was arrested while distributing truth-clarifying materials.
31. [Handan City, Hebei Province] Zhang Huaizhong from Qiu County Is Arrested
In mid-September, Mr. Zhang Huaizhong from Zhangshengzhuang in Qiu County was arrested out of a taxi. Police from the Qiu County Public Security Bureau detained him. Zhang Huaizhong has been on a hunger strike the protest the illegal detention and torture. The detention center gave him injections against his will and refused to release him.
32. [Nanyang City, Henan Province] Tie Linfeng Is Arrested in Zhengzhou City
Mr. Tie Linfeng, in his fifties, is a teacher from Nanyang's No.6 High School. On October 19, police arrested him at Zhengzhou Railway Station simply because they found that he had Falun Gong literature with him. Currently he is being detained in Nanyang's No.1 Detention Center. His wife He Ximei, also a practitioner, has been destitute and homeless since August because the police stayed outside their home and attempted to abduct her.
33. [Xinjiang] 61-Year-Old Ma Xiuhua Has Been on a Hunger Strike for Fourteen Days
Ms. Ma Xiuhua, 61 years old, is from Urumqi City. She was sentenced to two years of forced labor for practicing Falun Dafa. In September this year, she was arrested in her hometown in Hebei Province and was taken to the Brainwashing Center located in the Banfanggou Township of Urumqi. She has been on hunger strike for fourteen days. The "610 Office" does not allow her children to visit her. Her life is in great danger.
(1) Dead Person's Bed is a means of torture. The four limbs of the practitioner are stretched out and tied to the four corners of an icy-cold metal bed. The practitioner cannot move at all. He or she is not allowed to get up to eat, drink, or go to the bathroom. This treatment lasts from several hours up to more than a dozen days. This type of cruel torture causes severe damage to the practitioner both mentally and physically.