Latest News from China - April 3, 2004
- [Ningxia] Delegate to the National People's Congress Arrested for Believing in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance
- [Xiangfan City, Hubei Province] Details on the Death Case of Ms. Song Yulian
- [Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province] Li Changhua Imprisoned in a Detention Center
- [Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] Young Lecturer of the Guangdong Foreign Languages and International Trade University Abducted to Brainwashing Class Again
- [Chalin County, Hunan Province] Li Fuliang Unlawfully Detained
- [Dehui City, Jilin Province] Wang Xingxiang, Wang Guohua and Other Falun Dafa Practitioners Arrested
- [Yongji County, Jilin Province] Yongji County No. 2 High School Principal Ma Jidong Persecutes Student Who Clarifies the Truth
- [Ren County, Hebei Province] Ding Huihe Arrested
- [Sanhe City, Hebei Province] Zhang Lixin of the No. 3 Railroad Bureau Arrested
- [Baotou City, Inner Mongolia] Ms. Duan Yuzhen Sent to the Forced Labor Camp for Second Time
- [Jingyuan County, Gansu Province] Mr. Zhang Long Missing for Over Three Years after Appealing for Falun Gong
- [Qi County, Henan Province] Mr. Mei Chunfu from Shawo Village in Shawo Township Unlawfully Detained
- [Hebei Province] Ms. Qi Yuna Remains Mentally Traumatized Due to Police Brutality
- [Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Shi Yuqin Faces Life Threatening Danger in the Wangjia Forced Labor Camp
- [Kenli County, Shandong Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Cui Bingjin Unlawfully Sent to Forced Labor Camp
- [Zhejiang Province] Graduate Student Zhang Jianbo of Zhejiang Industrial University Arrested Again
- [Beijing] Han Junqing Arrested and His Whereabouts Unknown
- [Wenzhou City, Zhejiang Province] Gao Yunhuan Persecuted in Mental Hospitals and Labor Camps
- [Sichuan Province] Chongqing Practitioners Severely Injured
- [Yongzhou] Practitioner Liu Tuxiu Sentenced to Five Years in Jail
- [Heilongjiang Province] Wang Enjun Couple Arrested
- [Guiping City, Guangxi Province] Lu Qiaoyan and Her Father Arrested
- [Dehui City, Jilin Province] Three Practitioners Arrested
- [Huilai County, Guangdong Province] Seven Practitioners Arrested
- [Jieyang City, Guangdong Province] Zhen Shaoqing Put into Brainwashing Class
- [Hubei Province] University Student Detained
- [Qi County, Henan province] Mei Chunfu Detained in Kaifeng Detention Center
- [Jingzhou City, Liaoning Province] Hu Qiuxia and Wang Xiaomin Arrested
- [Jingzhou City, Liaoning Province] Chen Guiying Tortured and Hospitalized
- [Huaihua City, Hunan Province] Two Practitioners Arrested
- [Huludao City, Liaoning Province] Three Practitioners Arrested
- [Chongqing City, Sichuan Province] Ruan Yingjie and Her Husband Wu Yongxian Detained
- [Maoming City, Guangdong Province] Zhou Huajian Detained for One Year
1. [Ningxia] Delegate to the National People's Congress Arrested for Believing in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance
Ms. Huang Xiuying, 61, of Man nationality, delegate from Ningxia Autonomous Region to the National People's Congress, is a Chinese Communist Party member. She has been a model worker of Yinchuan City, of the autonomous region, and nationwide. She is also a recipient of the May 1st Labor Medal and an exemplary official who publicly recognized multiple times.
In May 2003, Ms. Huang was secretly arrested simply for practicing Falun Gong and telling others the facts of the persecution. She is being held in the Yinchuan City Women's Prison. She has become emaciated and weak due to extended inhumane treatment.
2. [Xiangfan City, Hubei Province] Details on the Death Case of Ms. Song Yulian
Ms. Song Yulian, from Xiangfan City, Hubei Province, was a retired worker of the Xiangfan City Grand Textile Factory (also known as the Xiangfan Textile Group). In October 2002, Han Kejun, head of the Renmin Road Police Station in Xiangfan City, led a group of officers in her abduction to the Wuhan City Women's Prison in Hubei Province. She was unlawfully sentenced to three years in prison. Before the Spring Festival in January 2004, it was reported she died from torture in prison. Ms. Song is survived by her daughter.
Relevant telephone numbers:
Renmin Road Police Station in Fancheng District, Xiangfan City:
Han Kejun, head of the police station: 86-13972216966 (cellular)
Guo Jijian, deputy head of the police station: 86-710-3220200 (home)
24-hour call-in number at the police station: 86-710-3258174
3. [Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province] Li Changhua Imprisoned in a Detention Center
Li Changhua is a Falun Dafa practitioner in Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang
Province. On February 26, Li was arrested by police while distributing materials
that explained the truth about the persecution of Falun Dafa and has been
imprisoned in the Jiamusi Detention Center ever since.
4. [Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] Young Lecturer of the Guangdong Foreign Languages and International Trade University Abducted to Brainwashing Class Again
Falun Dafa practitioner Zhang Xiaoming teaches computer technology at the Guangdong Foreign Languages and International Trade University. Zhang has been working diligently but has been deprived of the right to teach and arrested twice for practicing Falun Gong and exposing the lies that attack the practice.
At noon on March 24, the neighborhood administrative office in Huangpu District, where Zhang lives, sent several officials to forcibly take Zhang to a brainwashing class in Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province.
5. [Chalin County, Hunan Province] Li Fuliang Unlawfully Detained
During the sessions of the People's National Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference in March, local police ransacked several Falun Dafa practitioners' homes and confiscated Falun Gong materials. Li Fuliang is a Falun Dafa practitioner in Chalin County, Hunan Province. Li has been detained by the Chalin County Police Department for clarifying the truth and is likely to be sent to a forced labor camp.
Telephone number of the Chalin County "610 Office": 86-733-8829225.
6. [Dehui City, Jilin Province] Wang Xingxiang, Wang Guohua and Other Falun Dafa Practitioners Arrested
Wang Xingxiang, Wang Guohua and Zhu Hong are Falun Dafa practitioners in Dehui County, Jilin Province. On March 25, 2004, they were arrested while clarifying the truth. Falun Dafa practitioner Deng Baojin was arrested from home by the Dehui City Police Department on March 20. Falun Dafa practitioners Zhang Xuedong, Sun Weihua, Wang Yuxiu, Liu Fuxiang and others also remain in custody at the detention centers in Dehui City.
7. [Yongji County, Jilin Province] Yongji County No. 2 High School Principal Ma Jidong Persecutes Student Who Clarifies the Truth
Li Xinxin, a junior of the Yongji County No. 2 High School, lives in Chaluhe Town in Yongji County. She has earned outstanding grades and heads the Chinese Communist Youth League in her class. On March 4, 2004, she told others about the truth of the persecution that Jiang's regime carries out against Falun Gong. When Ma Jingdong, the school principal, heard about this, Ma ordered Li to be suspended from school. Li's father Li Bailong was also briefly placed in custody.
Although Li Xinxin has returned to school, Ma has not spared her from harassment. Wang Lixia, the teacher in charge of Li's class, has received instructions from Ma to hold meetings to pressure Li to renounce Falun Gong. Other students have also been required to express criticism of Falun Gong.
Relevant telephone numbers:
Main line of the Yongji County No. 2 High School: 86-432-4118358
Ma Jingdong, principal of the high school: 86-432-4118106
Dong Ming, of the Student Affairs Division: 86-432-4119111
Office of the Bureau Chief of the Yongji County Education Commission: 86-432-4226059, 86-432-4223574, 86-432-4222567, 86-432-4222704
Party Committee: 86-432-4222958
Enrollment Office: 86-432-4223379, 86-432-4222754, 86-432-4238179
8. [Ren County, Hebei Province] Ding Huihe Arrested
On March 21, 2004 (the first day of the second month in Chinese lunar calendar), Falun Dafa practitioner Ding Guihe from Wuyue Village in Datun Township, Ren County, Hebei Province was arrested by township and county police. Ding was taken to a brainwashing class in Xingtai City, Hebei Province the same day.
9. [Sanhe City, Hebei Province] Zhang Lixin of the No. 3 Railroad Bureau Arrested
On March 2, 2004, Falun Dafa practitioner Zhang Lixin of the No. 3 Railroad Bureau in Sanhe City, Hebei Province went to Northeastern Institute of Science and Technology in Yanjiao Town to distribute Falun Gong truth-clarifying materials. Zhang was spotted by the patrolling guards of the institute's security division on campus and forcibly taken to the police department. Zhang is currently held in the Sanhe Detention Center. No one has been permitted to visit.
10. [Baotou City, Inner Mongolia] Ms. Duan Yuzhen Sent to Forced Labor Camp for Second Time
In the afternoon on September 2, 2003, Chen, head of the Huancheng Road Police Station in Donghe District, Baotou City, Inner Mongolia, led half a dozen officers to break into Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Duan Yuzhen's home in Donghe District. Chen rudely questioned Ms. Duan on whether she still practiced Falun Gong. Duan told them that she did practice at her home. Without further hesitation, the officers forcibly took her to the police station and sentenced her to two years of forced labor. This is the second time Ms. Duan was sentenced to forced labor. She has been taken to the Hohhot Women's Forced Labor Camp in Inner Mongolia. Witnesses report that Duan has suffered from police brutality and bears a scar the width of one centimeter on her wrist.
Telephone number of the Huancheng Road Police Station: 86-472-4141868
Guo Xiangzhi, head of the Hohhot Women's Forced Labor Camp (in charge of the persecution of Falun Gong): 86-471-5692961
11. [Jingyuan County, Gansu Province] Mr. Zhang Long Missing for Over Three Years after Appealing for Falun Gong
Mr. Zhang Long, around 42 years old, is a Falun Dafa practitioner in Sanhe Township, Jingyuan County, Gansu Province. In July 2000 he went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong and has not been seen or heard from since.
12. [Qi County, Henan Province] Mr. Mei Chunfu from Shawo Village in Shawo Township Unlawfully Detained
Mr. Mei Chunfu, 56, is a Falun Dafa practitioner in Shawo Village, Shawo Township, Qi County, Henan Province. On March 16, 2004, he distributed Falun Gong truth-clarifying material on a bus heading for Kaifeng County, Henan Province. Informants called the county police. He has since been unlawfully imprisoned in the Kaifeng County Detention Center.
13. [Hebei Province] Ms. Qi Yuna Remains Mentally Traumatized Due to Police Brutality
Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Qi Yuna went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong during the Lantern Festival in early 2000 and was unlawfully held in custody at the Guye Detention Center for half a year. Shortly after her release, officers from the Linxi Police Station arrested her and sent her to the Kaiping Forced Labor Camp in October 2000.
Qi was brutally beaten for practicing Falun Gong exercises in the labor camp. She was stripped down to her underwear in February in the small, cold cell where she was held. She was suspended off the ground for an entire night and only relieved after foam dripped from her mouth. Officer Wang Xueli then took her away for torture. Wang told her to get on her knees and she refused. Wang kicked her to the ground and struck her with two electric batons of two thousand volts each on the back of her head. (Officers used to strike a practitioner's face with charged electric batons until this brutality was exposed by a practitioner in Qinhuangdao City whose face was deformed from this torture.) Ms. Qi passed out immediately. Officer Wang Xueli said to another officer Yan Hongli, "Make up a testimony for me saying that she died of a heart attack." Ms. Qi heard this as she began to regain consciousness. After she came to, her heart started racing and she was diagnosed with heart problems. Worried about being held accountable, the officers sent her to a hospital and tried to coerce her into writing "guarantees" [renouncing Falun Gong]. Under tremendous pressure, she became mentally traumatized and continued to shake uncontrollably. Later she was sent to a mental facility and a brainwashing class for more abuse. She was sent home in 2001 and still has not fully recovered.
14. [Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Shi Yuqin Faces Life Threatening Danger in the Wangjia Forced Labor Camp
On January 16, 2004, Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Shi Yuqin, 58, was abducted to the Wanjia Forced Labor Camp. She was held in a steel chair for 26 days and beaten with electric batons. She refused to write any statements [renouncing Falun Gong]. In the end the officers released her from the chair but continued harassing her.
15. [Kenli County, Shandong Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Cui Bingjin Unlawfully Sent to Forced Labor Camp
In the second month of the Chinese lunar calendar this year, Falun Dafa practitioner Cui Bingjin destroyed all the slanderous pictures defaming Falun Dafa in the area. After they were posted again in public, Cui went to remove them at night and was caught by officers staked out nearby. Within twenty days, Cui was unlawfully sentenced to three years of forced labor.
16. [Zhejiang Province] Graduate Student Zhang Jianbo of Zhejiang Industrial University Arrested Again
Mr. Zhang Jianbo, 30, was a graduate student enrolled in Zhejiang University. He started practicing Falun Dafa in 1997. After Jiang's regime started suppressing Falun Gong on July 20, 1999, he exercised his constitutional rights by going to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong and was unlawfully detained by the police. After being held in custody for one year, he was sentenced to four years of forced labor in September 2000. In 2003, when he was released from prison, his residential document was revoked, and he also had no identification card. A few days ago, he was on a business trip to Shaoxing City, Zhejiang Province when police took him into custody again. His home has also been ransacked.
17. [Beijing] Han Junqing Arrested and His Whereabouts Unknown
On February 28, 2004, in the morning, practitioner Han Junqing from Doudian Village, Fangshan area was arrested from his home by four policemen. His home was also ransacked. Even the ceiling was damaged. Falun Gong books, truth-clarifying materials, and a laptop computer were taken away. At present, Han's family does not know where he is and they are very worried.
Doudian Police Office: 86-10-69391980, policeman: Liu Jing
18. [Wenzhou City, Zhejiang Province] Gao Yunhuan Persecuted in Mental Hospitals and Labor Camps
Mr. Gao Yunhuan, 40 years old, is from Wenzhou City. Since the persecution began on July 20 1999, because he insists on practicing Falun Gong, he was arrested and sent to a mental hospital where five to six people would hold him down and forcibly inject him with unknown drugs. After the injections, he became listless and unable to sleep at night. In April 2000, Gao was sent to Shiliping Labor Camp, Brigade 3, Squadron 2, and detained for one year. Before the 2002 Spring Festival, he was taken to Brigade 4 and tortured for one month because he said that he insisted on practicing Falun Gong. He was forbidden to sleep, and his limbs were bound. His detention was extended for three months.
19. [Sichuan Province] Chongqing Practitioners Severely Injured
Two practitioners, Zhou Liangrong and Zhou Liangjuan, from Chongqing were detained in Changshengqiao Police Station, Chongqing, because they clarified the truth of Falun Gong. They were beaten by police and had severe injures. They have not been released as of this time.
Police Chief Li: 86-23-62450338(O) 86-13708322613 (C)
20. [Yongzhou] Practitioner Liu Tuxiu Sentenced to Five Years in Jail
Yongzhou practitioner Ms. Liu Tuxiu was sentenced to five years in jail on December 30, 2003. Now she is being detained in Changsha Female Jail and suffering severe persecution.
21. [Heilongjiang Province] Wang Enjun Couple Arrested
On March 26, 2004, practitioner Li Ling (the husband of Gao Shuqing) from Scientific Garden was arrested. Together with him, the Wang Enjun couple was also arrested. Their homes have been searched.
22. [Guiping City, Guangxi Province] Lu Qiaoyan and Her Father Arrested
Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Lu Qiaoyan is a teacher in Mengyiyu High School. In February 2004 she was forbidden to work since she did not write a "guarantee letter" (1). She and her father were arrested in February and in March respectively. The production site for truth-clarifying materials was searched. Lu Xiaoyan's son was only eight months old and was left home alone.
23. [Dehui City, Jilin Province] Three Practitioners Arrested
On March 25, 2004, practitioners Wang Xingxiang, Wang Guohua and Zhu Hong were arrested close to Guojia Town, Dehui City when they were distributing materials. They were reported by a child and were arrested by policemen.
24. [Huilai County, Guangdong Province] Seven Practitioners Arrested
On May 28, 2003 Huilai "610 Office" (2) illegally sentenced seven practitioners: Liu Zhaodi for one year, Wang Wenshuang, one year, Xie Liumei, one year, Zhu Meiling, one and a half years, Fang Qi, one and a half years, Zhang Yuxi, four years, Lin Huijuan, one year (she had high blood pressure symptoms and brain arteriosclerosis symptoms, so she was released on bail for medical treatment). Now the above practitioners are detained in Sanshui Labor Camp in Guangdong Province. Recently Zhang Yuxi was transferred. His whereabouts is not known.
Huilai County "610 Office" telephone numbers:
Wu Yingzhi (vice director): 86-663-6688389(H), 86-13802321389(C)
Luo Haiping (director) 86-663-6691137, 86-13902756137(C)
Zhan Huishan: 86-663-6616963(H), 86-13622735188(C)
Wu Shaolong: 86-663-6680228(H), 86-13902756128(C)
25. [Jieyang City, Guangdong Province] Zhen Shaoqing Put into Brainwashing Class
Practitioner Zhen Shaoqing from Huiyang County, Jieyang City was arrested when he was working in the school on March 2, 2004. Now he is detained in Foshan brainwashing class in "law school". He was extorted out of 5000 Yuan (2) for a so-called "brainwashing fee". His 70-year-old father-in-law who was recovering from a stroke was attacked and his condition worsened.
26. [Hubei Province] University Student Detained
A third-year student in Wuhan Scientific University, Clothes Design Department, Mei Hailin, was detained at Wuhan Police Department, Section Seven, for one month because she believes in "Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance". Now she is forbidden to go to school. The "610 Office" of her school monitors her and requires her to write a "guarantee letter". Otherwise, she is not allowed to go to class.
27. [Qi County, Henan province] Mei Chunfu Detained in Kaifeng Detention Center
Mr. Mei Chunfu, 56 years old, is from Shawo Village, Qi County. On March 16, on the way to Kaifeng, he clarified the truth of Falun Gong to people on the bus and distributed Dafa materials. He was reported by someone and arrested by Kaifeng policemen. He was detained in Kaifeng County Detention Center.
28. [Jingzhou City, Liaoning Province] Hu Qiuxia and Wang Xiaomin Arrested
On March 31, 2004 at 5 p.m., practitioner Ms. Hu Qiuxia was arrested at home by Taihe Police Branch director Ma Baoyuan and others. Another practitioner, Wang Xiaomin, was arrested together with her. Five policemen beat her heavily and whipped her using a leather whip. Hu Qiuxia was sent to Jingzhou No. 2 Detention Center. Wang Xiaomin was taken to the Taihe Police Branch.
Jingzhou Taihe Police Branch chief: Liu
Director: Ma Baoyuan. Tel: 86-416-5179367
Jingzhou No. 2 Detention Center: 416-4588652
29. [Jingzhou City, Liaoning Province] Chen Guiying Tortured and Hospitalized
Practitioner Ms. Chen Guiying works in the Huaguang Electrical Company. She was arrested when she was clarifying the truth about Falun Gong in the Shiqiaozi area. Later she was sent to Jingzhou No. 2 Detention Center. On March 28, Chen's life was in danger due to severe persecution. She was sent to Jingzhou Medical College's affiliated hospital.
Shiqiaozi Police Branch: 86-416-3818635
30. [Huaihua City, Hunan Province] Two Practitioners Arrested
Ms. Lei Jianli is a 30-year-old kindergarten teacher. Her father Lei Mingsheng, also a practitioner, was arrested. Only a few days later Lei Jianli was also arrested. Before that a teacher from Chengnan primary school named Ms. Yue was also arrested.
Related phone numbers:
County "610 Office": 86-745-6823958
Detention Center: 86-745-6842033
Political and Law Committee: 86-745-6822424
Police Department: 86-745-6824451
31. [Huludao City, Liaoning Province] Three Practitioners Arrested
On April 1, 2004, practitioner Hu Baochun from Yangzhangzi economic area, Huludao City, was arrested on the street in Suizhong County. His car was confiscated by the police.
On March 22, practitioner Ms. Lu Shuling from Wangfengtai was arrested. On March 28, Ms. Zhang Jingzhen from Weizigou Village was also arrested. They are now detained in Suizhong Detention Center.
Related telephone numbers:
Suizhong County Political and Law Committee secretary: Shi Minxin 86-429-6123401(O), 86-429-6123475(O)
Suizhong Detention Center: 86-429-6183469
Monitor brigade head Wang Xueping: 86-13500456100(C)
32. [Chongqing City, Sichuan Province] Ruan Yingjie and Her Husband Wu Yongxian Detained
On February 29, 2004, practitioner Ruan Yingjie and her husband Wu Yongxian went to Rongchang County to distribute truth-clarifying materials. They were arrested and detained in Rongchang Detention Center.
33. [Maoming City, Guangdong Province] Zhou Huajian Detained for One Year
Mr. Zhou Huajian, 54 years old, is a Falun Gong practitioner in Datiantou Village, Nanxiang Town, Yangjiao Township, Maoming City. He has been persecuted by the "610 Office". His stall at the Maoming evening market was damaged by Yangjiao policemen led by the police chief on October 31, 2002. He was sent to "610 Law School" to be persecuted. After one year his family urged them to release him. The "610 Law School" extorted 5700 Yuan from the family in exchange for his release.
Chief Chen Yifu, police code 221956
Deputy Chief Zhu Pengchun, police code 221951
Consult phone number: 86-668-2686161, 86-668-2670110
Appeal phone number: 86-668-2677898, 86-668-2671171
(1) "Guarantee Letter" [A statement to declare that he or she is remorseful for practicing Falun Gong and guarantees not to practice Falun Gong again, not to go to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong, and never again associate with any Falun Dafa practitioners.]
(2) "610 Office" [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.]
(3) Yuan [500 Yuan is the average monthly income for an urban worker in China.]