Latest News from China - February 17, 2004
- [Wuchang City, Heilongjiang Province] Details on the Persecution and Death of Falun Dafa Practitioner Ms. Gao Feng
- [Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province] Ms. Zhang Yuhua, Former Department Chairperson of the Russian Language Department in the Foreign Language Institute of Nanjing Normal University Still Persecuted
- [Hebei Province] Falun Dafa Practitioners Zhang Leiming and Fan Qingjun Secretly Sentenced to Jail
- [Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Ms. Xu Qingyan Unlawfully Arrested by the Police
- [Yueyang City, Hunan Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Mr. Zhang Qian from Huarong County Suffers Persecution
- [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Ms. Yu Jingxia Arrested by Police
- [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Members of the "610 Office" Place Falun Dafa Practitioner Li Xia under Arrest
- [Baotou City, Inner Mongolia] Falun Dafa Practitioner Chi Xiaoming Unconscionably Arrested
- [Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Wang Yanhua and Others Arrested
- [Jiaohe City, Jilin Province] Director of "610 Office" Resorts to Violence to Beat Up an Elderly Gentleman
- [Tongnan County, Sichuan Province] Scoundrels in Tangba Town Persecute Falun Dafa Practitioners
- [Ziyang, Sichuan Province] Falun Dafa Practitioners Xiao Daibing and Dong Yuying Arrested by Police
- [Luan County, Hebei Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Wu Xingjun Unlawfully Sentenced to Jail
- [Jing County, Hebei Province] Facts of Persecution against Falun Dafa Practitioners in the Jing County Brainwashing Center in 2002
1. [Wuchang City, Heilongjiang Province] Details on the Persecution and Death of Falun Dafa Practitioner Ms. Gao Feng
Gao Feng, whose full name is Gao Xiufeng, is a Falun Dafa practitioner from Xingsheng Township. On May 12, 2001, Zhan Zhigang, deputy head of the political security section of the Wuchang City Police Department, led others to forcibly take her away from home to the Wuchang City Detention Center. Gao Xiufeng went on a hunger strike and was in critical condition. The political security section not only refused to release her, but they forcibly transferred her to the Wanjia Forced Labor Camp, which declined her admission.
Seven days later, on May 19, Gao Xiufeng died from inhumane treatment while being force-fed in the Wuchang City People's Hospital. Authorities ordered the immediate cremation of her body. Her family refused to sign off on the cremation and demanded that an autopsy be performed. Chen Shusen declared, "Is your refusal to agree to the cremation going to make any difference? No! We will do it anyway. This happens all over the county." Chen not only ordered the cremation, but he further instructed five or six officers to tie up Falun Dafa practitioner Sun Qiang on the spot and to take Sun to the Changlinzi Forced Labor Camp right away. After the cremation, Chen Shusen threatened Gao's husband personally, "You will make a claim that your wife died from practicing Falun Gong and you will receive 60,000 Yuan." [500 Yuan is the average income of an urban worker.] Gao's husband refused to say anything against his conscience and disrupted Chen's scheme.
2. [Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province] Ms. Zhang Yuhua, Former Department Chairperson of the Russian Language Department in the Foreign Language Institute of Nanjing Normal University Still Persecuted
Ms. Zhang Yuhua, in her 40's, has a Ph.D. degree. She was formerly the department chair of the Russian Language Department in the Foreign Language Institute of Nanjing Normal University. She has been practicing Falun Dafa for several years. After July 25, 1999, she was twice placed under arrest by the police. It's not clear where she is being kept at the moment. No one even knows if she is alive. The school authorities have removed her name from the faculty roster. Her husband and child have also been separated under coercion and persecution, leaving her elderly parents unattended.
3. [Hebei Province] Falun Dafa Practitioners Zhang Leiming and Fan Qingjun Secretly Sentenced to Jail
In September 2002, Falun Dafa practitioners Zhang Leiming, from Shenzhou City, and Fan Qingjun, from Jingjing County, were unlawfully arrested in their rented residence. The Xushui County Police Department arrested them for clarifying the truth to the public. They were taken to the Xushui County Detention Center. In October 2003, they were secretly transferred to the "Strict Supervision" regiment in the No. 1 Brigade of Jidong Prison located in Fengnan District, Tangshan City, Hebei Province. Fan Qingjun has since been unlawfully sentenced to seven years in prison.
4. [Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Ms. Xu Qingyan Unlawfully Arrested by Police
Zhang Wenxin and six or so other police officers from the Daxue Township Police Station in Taihe District, Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province broke into Ms. Xu Qingyan's home. They forcibly took her to the Jinzhou City No. 1 Detention Center. The police have blocked any information about her. Her family has been denied any visitation.
Note: Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Xu Qingyan had been persecuted for over four years in the Dabei Prison in Shenyang City, Liaoning Province. She has never compromised with the evil forces, and her belief in Falun Dafa is as determined as ever. An article published on the Clearwisdom website describes her righteous actions. See the article Watch Gold Tested in Fire with a Smile: http://search.minghui.org/mh/articles/2004/1/22/65446.html.
5. [Yueyang City, Hunan Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Mr. Zhang Qian from Huarong County is Persecuted
Mr. Zhang Qian is a Falun Dafa practitioner from the Large Brigade of Taohua Village in Dongshan Township, Huarong County, Yueyang City, Hunan Province. On January 15, 2004, after half a month of being followed and monitored based on information provided by collaborators [former Falun Dafa practitioners who betrayed their beliefs], officers from the Sixth Division of the Wuhan City Police Department arrested Zhang on Toudao Street in Jiang'an District, Wuhan City. Mr. Zhang's home was ransacked and all cash and valuables were taken away. Even a stainless steel cup, which cost 12 Yuan, was not spared. Mr. Zhang was sent to the Dongshan Township Police Station for custody.
Members of the State Security Brigade of the Huarong County Police Department, the county "610 Office," and the Dongshan Police Station in Huarong County were anxious to trace the source of Falun Gong materials. [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.] They ordered inmates on homicide and robbery charges to viciously beat him every night. He has been deprived of sleep and has spent 25 grueling days and nights in custody.
Relevant telephone numbers:
Dongshan Township Police Station in Huarong County, Yueyang City, Hunan
Zhuang Zhiqiang, head of the Dongshan Township Police Station.
Huarong County Police Department: 86-730-4251052.
Chen Lianghua, head of State Security Brigade.
Liu Chao and Bai Junping, officers of the county police department.
6. [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Ms. Yu Jingxia Arrested by Police
Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Yu Jingxia lives in Bailinbei District, Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province. Her husband also practiced Falun Dafa and their family was very happy. They ran an apparel store and business was going well.
After July 20, 1999, their life was shattered. Her husband Zhang Lingjiang was arrested in the Kaida residential community on Gongnong Road on September 28, 2001. He has since been unlawfully sentenced to prison.
After her husband's arrest, Ms. Yu was forced to stay away from her home and move from place to place in order to avoid persecution. Their teenage girl had to be sent to Ms. Yu's sister's home. The apparel store was also taken over by her sister.
Before the Chinese lunar New Year's Day in January 2004, Ms. Yu Jingxia and another practitioner went to the apparel store and were arrested by officers who were waiting in ambush nearby. The officers were from the Xinhua Branch Police Department, and had been staked out there for over a month.
7. [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Members of the "610 Office" Place Falun Dafa Practitioner Li Xia under Arrest
On the afternoon of February 12, 2004, Liu Chen, from the Shenyang City "610 Office," led approximately twenty misguided people to forcibly arrest Ms. Li Xia in her home.
Song Tiejun, head of the Nujiang Police Station in Huanggu District, Shenyang City, resorted to violence and brutally attacked Falun Dafa practitioners. Song's telephone number is 86-24-86842015.
8. [Baotou City, Inner Mongolia] Falun Dafa Practitioner Chi Xiaoming Arrested
On January 12, 2003, Chi Xiaoming and numerous other Falun Dafa practitioners were arrested by the State Security Brigade of the Qingshan Branch Police Department. Their personal belongings and computers were confiscated. The practitioners under arrest may have been detained in the Qingshan District Detention Center. Chi Xiaoming had been held for over a year and he managed to escape from custody with honor and dignity.
In addition, Falun Dafa practitioners Zhao Yong, who is in his 70's and his wife, both from Donghe District, Baotou City, have been unlawfully sentenced to five years in prison respectively.
The Bayantala Police Station in Donghe District, Baotou City is the organization responsible for the persecution. Su is the head of the police station: 86-472-4143098 (office).
9. [Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Wang Yanhua and Others Arrested
On February 3, 2004, four Falun Dafa practitioners from Linghai City, Jinzhou, Liaoning Province were unlawfully arrested by the Shenjiatai Police Station while distributing Falun Gong truth-clarifying materials. The practitioners are Wang Yanhua from Baishantun Village in Banjita Town, Lu Zhenxue from Guajiasi, Wang Yanjun from Jinbaoling Village in Cuiyan Township, and Lu Fengrong from Jinzhou City. They are currently being held in custody at the Linghai City Detention Center.
Liu Tiecheng, head of the Shenjiatai Police Station: 86-416-8860110 (office).
10. [Jiaohe City, Jilin Province] Director of "610 Office" Resorts to Violence to Beat Up an Elderly Gentleman
Zhao Fengzhi lives in Jiaohe City, Jilin Province. On January 19, 2004, eight police officers, including Li Guoliang and Sun Jianguo, from the city's State Security Brigade broke into her home, ransacked the place, and forcibly took her to a detention center on criminal charges. Zhao's husband, in his 60s, went several times to the city police department and the detention center demanding the release of his wife, but his requests were rejected. In the evening hours of February 7, 2004, he went to the home of Zhang Yuhe, head of the Jiaohe City "610 Office." Zhang brutally attacked him, and threw him onto the ground and kicked the elderly gentlemen. Zhang yelled, "I am the evil! I am deviated! You call me a policeman--I'll show you how tough a policeman can be by beating you up."
Telephone numbers of leaders of the Jiaohe City Committee of the Party:
Zhao Xiting, Party secretary of the city's Party committee: 86-432-7250701
(office), 86-432-2087799 (home), 86-13904426086 (cellular).
Yang Fengqin, deputy Party secretary of the city's Party committee in charge of the persecution of Falun Gong: 86-432-7250708 (office), 86-432-7223877 (home), 86-13704344378 (cellular).
Zhang Yuhe, director of the "610 Office": 86-432-7222982.
11. [Tongnan County, Sichuan Province] Scoundrels in Tangba Town Persecute Falun Dafa Practitioners
On the evening of April 5, 2003, Falun Dafa practitioners Ms. Wang Jun, 57 and Ms. Zheng Quanyun, 34, from Tangba Town in Tongnan County went out to distribute Falun Gong truth-clarifying materials. Police took them to the police station around midnight. A thug named Wang Gang slapped Ms. Wang as hard as he could four times. He also pressed hard on Wang's left shoulder, leaving his finger marks in the form of a bruise. Wang suffered from pain long after the brutality. The next day Ms. Wang Jun was taken to the county legal office. Another thug named Zhang Jiao slapped her heavily again. She remained in custody there until the end of May when her younger brother, Wang Ping, brought 12,000 Yuan in cash in exchange for the promise of her release. It was learned that of the 12,000 Yuan, 5,000 Yuan was given to Huang Peng, of the county procurate in charge of the case, and the rest went into the pocket of Yin Jianzhong, head of the county police department. Only after Wang Ping was forced to deliver an extra 500 Yuan to Zhang Liang, head of the State Security Brigade on June 6, was Ms. Wang Jun released the following day. No receipts were made for these payments, and all the cash had been taken by these officials personally.
12. [Ziyang, Sichuan Province] Falun Dafa Practitioners Xiao Daibing and Dong Yuying Arrested by Police
The two out-of-town Falun Dafa practitioners arrested in Miyi on January 14, 2004 are from Ziyang, Sichuan Province. They are Mr. Xiao Daibing and Ms. Dong Yuying. Ziyang police took them away on the afternoon of February 12 for further persecution.
13. [Luan County, Hebei Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Wu Xingjun Unlawfully Sentenced to Jail
Falun Dafa practitioner Wu Xingjun has been under persecution from the local police department since July 20, 1999. Wu had been brutally beaten before being sent out-of-town for detention.
Around October 2003, Wu was taken back by the Luan County police and directly sent to the Luan County Detention Center for continued persecution.
Relevant telephone numbers:
Yuan Yonghong, police officer of the Luan County Detention Center:
Yang Yong, police officer of the Luan County Detention Center: 86-315-7128500.
Tian Weihan, official in charge of the persecution of Falun Gong in the Luan County Police Department: 86-315-7129821 (home).
Zhang Shuangxi, officer at the Luan County Police Department: 86-315-7168687 (home).
Zhang Hong: 86-315-7127881 (home).
Telephone numbers of the Luan County Police Department: 86-315-7122654, 86-315-7123551.
14. [Jing County, Hebei Province] The Facts of the Persecution against Falun Dafa Practitioners in the Jing County Brainwashing Center in 2002
In March 2001, a brainwashing center dedicated to the persecution of Falun Gong, Jing County Legal Education School, was established on the southwest side of the Sheli Tower in Jing County, Hebei Province. The Jing County Party Committee single-handedly planned the establishment of the brainwashing school. All the following organizations and agencies joined in the efforts immediately: the county "610 Office," county police department, county women's association, county broadcasting and television bureau, Chengguan Town government and police station and the Longhua Town government and police station. All the police stations across the county went into full gear in abducting Falun Dafa practitioners and forcing them to attend the brainwashing centers.
Videos were played every day in the brainwashing center that defamed Falun Dafa, and its founder. Falun Dafa practitioners who were steadfast in their belief were brutally tortured. Officials who went to the practitioners' families and relatives to threaten them include Han Yuntao, director of the county "610 Office," Xin Changyou, principal of the Legal Education School, and Li Wen'an, deputy head of the county police department and deputy principal of the Legal Education School. They coerced family members and relatives to beat Falun Dafa practitioners in the brainwashing center. Xin Changyou cursed Falun Dafa and its founder. He beat Falun Dafa practitioners with electric batons and ordered them to kneel on bricks while Li Wen'an hit them in the head and face with charged electric batons. Falun Dafa practitioners were also handcuffed and deprived of sleep.
February 17, 2004