Latest News from China -- February 25, 2004
- [Yongnian County, Hebei Province] Arrest of Many Dafa Practitioners in Xingtai City and Shahe City After TV-Tapping Incidents
- [Beijing] Arrest of Dafa Practitioners Wang Li, Yang Fan and Others
- [Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Illegal Lengthy Prison Sentences for Falun Dafa Practitioners Zhang Lin, Zhao Qingshan and Others for Making Truth-Clarifying Materials
- [Xiangtan City, Hunan Province] Practitioners Mo Liqiong and Peng Shiqing Are Sentenced to Nine and Eight Years, Respectively
- [Yunmeng County, Hubei Province] Dafa Practitioners Clarify the Truth on a Large Scale; Police Retaliate Rampantly
- [Dazu County, Sichuan Province] School Teacher He Dacui is Sentenced to Five Years for Teaching Students "Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance"
- [Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Unconscionable Persecution Deeds of Policemen in the Women's Team of the Heilongjiang Province Drug Rehabilitation Center
- [Tanghe County, Henan Province] Lawless Officials from the Xinmi Prison Abduct Dafa Practitioner Li Jianzhou
- [Chongqing] Illegal Trial of Practitioners in Chongqing City's No. 1 Intermediate Court
- [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Arrest of Two Practitioners
- [Yueyang City, Hubei Province] Arrest of Practitioners Xiao Zhibing and Wang Qingming
- [Laixi City, Shandong Province] Arrest of Fourteen Practitioners from Malianzhuang Town
- [Mulan Town, Heilongjiang Province] Practitioner Mr. Li Weichun Is Subjected to Forced Labor and Brainwashing
- [Tianjin] The Ninghe County Court's Illegal Trial of Four Dafa Practitioners; Eight Others Are Arrested
- [Hubei Province] Detention of Dafa Practitioner Ms. Liu Xiaolian in a Brainwashing Class
- [Luoyang City, Henan Province] Detention of Dafa Practitioner Cai Qiao in the Shibalihe Forced Labor Camp; Other Practitioners' Homes Ransacked
- [Nanyang City, Henan Province] Illegal Arrest of Several Dafa Practitioners
- [Nanyang City, Henan Province] Persecution of Ma Fei, an Outstanding Teacher
- [Qiqihar City, Heilongjiang Province] Torture of Dafa Practitioners at the Shuanghe Forced Labor Camp
- [Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] Arrest of Li Qiong, Xie Yan, Si Bin, Tang Yiwen and Three Other Dafa Practitioners
- [Anshan City, Liaoning Province] Arrest of the Dafa Practitioners Wang Yusheng and Wang Peirong (Husband and Wife)
1. [Yongnian County, Hebei Province] Arrest of Many Dafa Practitioners in Xingtai City and Shahe City After TV-Tapping Incidents
Police from Yongnian County have arrested many Dafa practitioners in an attempt to investigate the TV-tapping incidents that occurred in Xingtai City and Shahe City. Some of the practitioners were sentenced to forced labor, others have been forced to leave home and live in exile, and many have been detained in other places.
2. [Beijing] Arrest of Dafa Practitioners Wang Li, Yang Fan and Others
On February 22, 2004, practitioner Wang Li (Li Nan) was followed home after mailing some letters, and was later arrested at home and the home was ransacked. The practitioner's whereabouts are unknown now. Three fellow practitioners, including Yang Fan, were arrested at the same time.
3. [Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Illegal Lengthy Prison Sentences for Falun Dafa Practitioners Zhang Lin, Zhao Qingshan and Others for Making Truth-Clarifying Materials
The Dongli District Court issued long-term prison sentences against the following practitioners from Harbin City:
Zhang Lin, 12 years;
Zhao Qingshan, 11 years;
Wu Chunjie, 10 years;
Wang Yunping, 10 years;
Li Shuxiang, 7 years;
Li Yanfei, 7 years.
Telephone numbers of responsible units:
The People's Prosecutor of Dongli District, Harbin City: 86-451-82104504; personnel involved are Gu Lixin and Liu Yanling.
The People's Court, Dongli District, Harbin City: 86-451-82103643; personnel participating are Chief Justice Wang Wuwei, Xia Lei and Jiang Bin.
4. [Xiangtan City, Hunan Province] Practitioners Mo Liqiong and Peng Shiqing Are Sentenced to Nine and Eight Years, Respectively
The court in the Yuetang District, Xiangtan City sentenced Falun Dafa practitioners Mo Liqiong and Peng Shiqing to nine years and eight years of prison, respectively.
5. [Yunmeng County, Hubei Province] Dafa Practitioners Clarify the Truth on a Large Scale; Police Retaliate Rampantly
Recently, Dafa practitioners in Yunmeng County acted as one body and distributed large amounts of truth-clarifying flyers and successfully hung many banners in urban and rural areas. On the night of February 17, 2004, policemen from all over the county searched for practitioners everywhere. On the same night, nearly a hundred Dafa practitioners' homes were ransacked. Several Dafa truth-clarifying materials- production sites were destroyed.
According to known information, Dafa practitioners Ding Xingqiao and Li Hanming were put into a detention center after the police ransacked their homes. It is said that the "610 Office" is scheming to secretly sentence both of them to forced labor [the "610 Office" is an agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong, with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems].
6. [Dazu County, Sichuan Province] School Teacher He Dacui is Sentenced to Five Years for Teaching Students "Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance"
One day in February 2004, Chen Daijun reported Ms. He Dacui, a kind-hearted and responsible teacher from Huangjia Township, Dazu County, to the police, simply because she taught her students to conduct themselves according to "Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance." Hu Xiaowei and Wen Xiuping, township magistrates, took her to the township government office. Li Yuexue from the "610 Office" and Li Xianhua from the National Security Bureau took her away from the township. They sentenced her to five years of forced labor with the accusation of "violating law enforcement."
More than 70 teachers throughout the county who have both ability and moral integrity are being "implicated." Despite the strong protests from students' parents, personnel from the county "610 Office" and the county Education Bureau forcibly took them away from their teaching positions. This incident occurred over one year ago.
7. [Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Unconscionable Persecution Deeds of Policemen in the Women's Team of the Heilongjiang Province Drug Rehabilitation Center
In the latter half of 2003, practitioner Ms. Sun Yulan, detained in the No.1 Women's Team of the Heilongjiang Province Drug Rehabilitation Center, staged a hunger strike to protest the illegal persecution. She was later locked up in a room and tied to a metal chair for seven or eight days.
Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Li Shumei has serious congenital heart disease, and for a period of time, her eyes were extremely sensitive to light. Because Ms. Li Shumei resisted the persecution, policeman Zhao Wei in charge of the No. 1 Team, locked her in the basement and forced her to repair clothes.
8. [Tanghe County, Henan Province] Lawless Officials from the Xinmi Prison Abduct Dafa Practitioner Li Jianzhou
Mr. Li Jianzhou is a Dafa practitioner from Banzhan Village, Tongzaipu Township, Tanghe County. Since practicing Falun Gong, all his illnesses had been cured. In order to validate Dafa and clarify the truth, he distributed truth-clarifying materials and was later arrested by the police. He was then sentenced to prison and was sent to the Xinmi Forced Labor Camp in Henan Province where he was cruelly tortured and became extremely weak. His illnesses recurred. He was diagnosed with an infected lung cavity and was in a coma for many days. In order to shirk their responsibilities, the labor camp called up Li Jianzhou's family and told them to pick him up.
After Li Jianzhou got back home, through studying the Fa and doing the exercises he quickly recovered. However, on February 10, 2004, police from the Xinmi Labor Camp collaborated with personnel from the "610 Office" and deceived Li Jianzhou and his son into getting into a car come to the Tanghe County Hospital for a checkup. They deceived Mr. Li's son with the excuse of taking care of his father, but instead they dropped Mr. Li off at the town government, and from there they drove him directly to the Xinmi Forced Labor Camp for further detention.
9. [Chongqing] Illegal Trial of Practitioners in Chongqing City's No. 1 Intermediate Court
On February 17, 2004, the Chongqing Daily reported that Chongqing City's No. 1 Intermediate Court had interrogated practitioners Chen Shumin, Yuan Qiuyan, Li Jian, Yin Yan, and Lu Zhengqi with trumped up charges. The practitioners defended themselves in court and exposed the vicious lies. The judge had to finish the trial quickly and decided to schedule another one for later.
Mayor's Public Phone: 86-23-63854444
Criminal Report Center for the city Prosecutor's Department: 86-23-67522000
Criminal Report Center for the city Police Department: 86-23-68813333
10. [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Arrest of Two Practitioners
On February 15, 2004, policemen from the Dalian Airport Police Office arrested practitioners Ms. Sun Chunrui and Ms. Song from Lushun City, Liaoning Province when they were making Falun Dafa truth-clarifying materials.
11. [Yueyang City, Hubei Province] Arrest of Practitioners Xiao Zhibing and Wang Qingming
On February 16, 2004, practitioner Xiao Zhibing from the Yueyang Gasoline Manufacture used his cell phone to send some short massages of Falun Dafa facts to the policemen at Zhuzhou City's Baimalong Labor Camp. The police reported him, causing his arrest. At the same time, 56-year-old practitioner Ms. Wang Qingming was also arrested. They are currently being detained at Yueyang City's Yunxi Detention Center.
The police also threatened Ms. Wang and her family members to not release any information about this situation, as otherwise the police would cause Ms. Wang's son to be fired from his job.
Related Phone Numbers:
Jinpen Police Office Chief: 86-730-8470269 (home)
National Security Deputy Chief, Chen Liangshi: 86-13807309210 (mobile), 86-730-8470086 (home)
12. [Laixi City, Shandong Province] Arrest of Fourteen Practitioners from Malianzhuang Town
On February 11, 2004, fourteen practitioners from Malianzhuang Town, Laixi City, Shandong Province were arrested when they were sharing experiences. It was said that they have been brought to trial and sentenced.
Related Phone Number:
Laixi City "610 Office:" 86-532-8478861
Wang Shouhua, "610 Office" Chief: 86-532-8487255
Political and Judiciary Committee Office: 86-532-8483167
13. [Mulan Town, Heilongjiang Province] Practitioner Mr. Li Weichun Is Subjected to Forced Labor and Brainwashing
In late August of 2002, prior to the 16th Party Congress, the detention term of practitioner Mr. Li Weichun from Mulan County had expired and he should have been released immediately. However, Liu Jun, head of Mulan County's "610 Office," colluded with Liu Haichen, secretary of the Mulan County Political and Judiciary Committee, as well as with Mr. Li's work unit officials. They transferred Mr. Li to the county detention center for further imprisonment without following any legal procedures. When Mr. Li's family went to see Liu Jun and asked why the "610 Office" extended his detention, Liu Jun said, "It was the command from upper-level government personnel. Since Li was not reformed [had not given up his belief in Dafa], he had to go to the brainwashing class."
Then the family asked to see the pertinent document, but Liu Jun angrily said, "You are not authorized to see the document."
Due to the torture in the labor camp, Mr. Li's body was covered with scabies. The family requested the detention center to release Mr. Li for medical treatment. But Liu Jun said, "He cannot be released before he is transformed." Afterward, the family went to find Liu Haichen and requested him to release Mr. Li, but Liu Haichen said, "If we released him, we would lose our positions." The family said, "Mr. Li is covered with scabies. From a humanitarian standpoint you should release him!" Liu Haichen said, "You can go to find Jiang, you can appeal to the provincial government. But he can't be released before he gives up his Falun Gong practice."
14. [Tianjin] The Ninghe County Court's Illegal Trial of Four Dafa Practitioners; Eight Others Are Arrested
On February 10, 2004, the Ninghe County Court of Tianjin City illegally tried four Dafa practitioners: Ms. Li Maofen, Ms. Wang Shumin, Ms. Chen Yuling and Wang Shouke. Li Maofen was sentenced to 3-1/2 years in prison and the other three were sentenced to three years. That same night, policemen secretly arrested eight Dafa practitioners, including Xing Shirong, Kong Lingping, Ms. Sun Peiru, Ms. Liu Deai and Ms. Zhang Enlan, and also ransacked their homes. These practitioners are now being detained at the Lutai Town Government Yard in Ninghe County.
Liu Zhijun, who was mainly responsible for the persecution, is a policeman from the North Residential Area. He was in charge of monitoring Dafa practitioners.
Zhou Zenghui, Secretary of the North Residential Committee
Fu Liancai, in charge of persecuting Falun Gong in Lutai Town, 86-22-69571045
15. [Hubei Province] Detention of Dafa Practitioner Ms. Liu Xiaolian in a Brainwashing Class
In the beginning of February 2004, Dafa practitioner Ms. Liu Xiaolian, an employee of the Hubei Province Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, was arrested after posting Dafa truth-clarifying materials. She was detained for 15 days and then around February 7 was transferred to Hubei Province's "610" Miaoshan Brainwashing Class.
Hubei Province Brainwashing Class: 86-27-87924870
16. [Luoyang City, Henan Province] Detention of Dafa Practitioner Cai Qiao in the Shibalihe Forced Labor Camp; Other Practitioners' Homes Ransacked
In 2001, Dafa practitioner Ms. Cai Qiao, an employee of the Luoyang City Glass Factory in Henan Province, was sent to Zhengzhou City's Shibalihe Forced Labor Camp where she suffered all kinds of inhumane physical and mental tortures. However, she persisted in her practice of Falun Dafa. Towards the end of 2003 she was released back home, but her retirement salary was stopped. She thus had no income for living expenses. In the beginning of 2004, "610 Office" personnel from the factory forcibly send Cai Qiao to Luoyang City's brainwashing class. No matter how they tortured her, she refused to give up her belief. Afterwards, Ms. Cai was again sent to the Shibalihe Forced Labor Camp for further persecution.
Zhang Taixue, Luoyang City Police Department Chief, 86-379-3938443 (office)
In the middle of February 2004, officials from Gongnong Township's "610 Office" in the Jianxi District, Luoyang City ransacked the homes of Dafa practitioners Ms. Sun Chunhua and Ms. Gao Xuerong.
Jianxi District "610 Office": 86-379-4913610
Niu Xianmin, "610 Office" Chief: 86-13017640797 (mobile)
17. [Nanyang City, Henan Province] Illegal Arrest of Several Dafa Practitioners
On February 19, 2004, Dafa practitioner Mr. Yang Shitao, about 40 years old, and Mr. Wang Yanhuai, over 50 years old, were arrested by personnel from the "610 Office," and from the Political and Security Section and the Fangcheng County Political and Judiciary Committee in Nanyang City, Henan Province. They are currently being detained at the Fangcheng County Detention Center.
Dafa practitioner Ms. Li Xia, over 40 years old, was arrested on January 1, 2004 for clarifying the truth about Falun Gong. She is currently being detained at the Fangcheng County Detention Center. Practitioner Li Xia was previously incarcerated in the Shibalihe Female Forced Labor Camp and was released at the end of 2002.
On February 19, 2004, when Dafa practitioner Mr. Yang Shitao, from Chengguan Town, Fangcheng County was at work, personnel from the "610 Office" and from the Political and Security Section forcibly took him away.
Related phone numbers:
Fangcheng County "610 Office" in Nanyang City, Henan Province: 86-377-7215120
Fu Qunzhu, "610 Office" Chief and the Political and Judiciary Committee Chief: 86-377-7235789 (home), 86-13937787199 (mobile)
18. [Nanyang City, Henan Province] Persecution of Ma Fei, an Outstanding Teacher
Dafa practitioner Ma Fei is an excellent teacher from Nanzhao County, Nanyang City. Because he exposed the evil and clarified the truth of Falun Gong, the Nanzhao County Police Department put him on the "wanted" list. His work unit cooperated with the police and tried to entrap him with a variety of excuses. Now Ma Fei has been dismissed from his position and forced to leave home in order to avoid illegal arrest.
19. [Qiqihar City, Heilongjiang Province] Torture of Dafa Practitioners at the Shuanghe Forced Labor Camp
The Shuanghe Forced Labor Camp hung a signboard at its entrance reading "Yuxin School," but it's actually a den of evil where Dafa practitioners are tortured. The Jiang group invested over ten million yuan to build a four-story building which is used especially for detaining Dafa practitioners [ten million yuan equals approximately $1,208,00 USD]. They also transferred Dafa practitioners detained at the Fuyu Forced Labor Camp over to the Shuanghe Forced Labor Camp. There is a complete array of instruments of torture and monitoring equipment in this forced labor camp. And it also owns a pesticide factory, which has severely polluted the area. The guards in the forced labor camp force Dafa practitioners to do hard manual labor. After the work, practitioners are nearly completely covered with a green-colored pesticide residue. Those practitioners who do not obey orders have been tortured for 7 to 22 days around the clock.
20. [Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] Arrest of Li Qiong, Xie Yan, Si Bin, Tang Yiwen and Three Other Dafa Practitioners
On the night of February 23, 2004, personnel from the "610 Office" abducted Dafa practitioner Ms. Li Qiong from Guangzhou City. They also ransacked her home. Practitioners Ms. Xie Yan, Ms. Si Bing, Ms. Tang Yiwen and three others were also arrested. Li Qiong, Xie Yan, Si Bing and Tang Yiwen have been detained at the notorious Chatou Female Forced Labor Camp for over two years and have suffered all kinds of inhumane tortures. Tang Yiwen was tortured so severely that her legs are now disabled. Tang Yiwen is detained at the so-called Legal System Education School, which is actually a brainwashing class.
21. [Anshan City, Liaoning Province] Arrest of Dafa Practitioners Wang Yusheng and Wang Peirong (Husband and Wife)
On February 17, 2004, lawless policemen from the Songsantai Police Precinct, Qianshan District Police Department arrested Dafa practitioners Mr. Wang Yusheng and his wife Ms. Wang Peirong from their home in Anshan City. They were later transferred to the Political and Security Section in the Qianshan District Police Department. Wang Peirong is currently detained at Anshan City's No.1 Detention Center.
Songsantai Police Precinct: 86-412-8411982
Lu Tiefeng, Assistant Political and Security Section Chief
Ding Xiaoyi, Police Chief
Zhang Chengguo and Yu Geli, the Political and Security Section Chief: 86-412-2312237