Summary of Other Articles and News - March 15, 2004
Facts of the Persecution
Dafa practitioner Wang Zhenqing, female, 35 years old, lives in Qiancheng Village, Handian Town, Shuangcheng City, Heilongjiang Province. On July 20, 1999, she went to the provincial capital with her husband to appeal for Dafa, but was seized by police and escorted by force back to Handian town. On September 9, 1999, she went to Beijing to appeal for Dafa and was again illegally arrested by police. The Handian local police station officials Gu Zhenglong and Zhang Dianqi confiscated all her money and detained her in the Shuangcheng City Detention Center without following proper legal procedure. In the detention center, she was forced to write the so-called "Guarantee Statement" (1), and had 6,000 yuan (2) extorted from her by the police. In April 2002, her husband was seized and badly beaten by the police. He later was forced to leave home to avoid further unlawful arrest and harassment. Currently his whereabouts are not known.
On June 23, 2000, 66-year-old Zhaozhou County, Heilongjiang Province resident and Dafa practitioner Zhang Zhijun went to Beijing to appeal for Dafa with his 59-year-old wife Yu Xirong. Police in Beijing seized the couple. Police Zhao Guolin from the local Shuangfa police station met them in Beijing and escorted them back. Although Zhao Guolin was supposed to return the couple to their hometown on the same day, he instead took a tour in Beijing and bought a lot of things. Zhao spent the large sum of 8,279 yuan freely in only two days. After Zhao Guolin brought the couple back, he illegally demanded that Zhang Zhijun and his wife pay him 8,279 yuan calling it a travel expense. On June 28, Yu Xirong was sent to the West Zhaozhou Detention Center where she spent 27 days. Zhang Zhijun was delivered to the Northwest Jail and was illegally detained for one month and three days. When released, the couple was forced to pay the huge sume of 10,000 yuan as a deposit.
On December 29, 2000, Personnel from the Kangping County Zhennan Police Station kidnapped Dafa practitioner Ms. Sun Fengxin and brought her to the station. A young policeman punched Sun Fengxin a dozen times in the face. Several police pressed Ms. Sun to the ground and beat her. After the beating, they handcuffed her and tied her up with ropes to a chair. Police Wang Jingxu from Zhennan Police Station led several persons to illegally search Ms. Sun's parents' home and confiscated some Dafa books, some tapes and a tape recorder that belonged to Sun Fengxin. After Ms. Sun was tortured for three days in the Zhennan Police Station, she was detained in the Fang Jialan Police Station in Shenyang City for 56 days. She was then sent to the Shenyang City Longshan Labor Camp for a three-year term.
Nong'an County, Jilin Province resident and Dafa practitioner Zhao Jianhua works in the Kangning Hospital in Changchun City, Jilin Province. Because she practices Dafa, hospital managers laid her off from work and stopped paying her in November 2000. On March 8, 2004, she went to the hospital and asked hospital managers to let her return to work. However, the hospital managers sent her to a government department that was responsible for persecuting Falun Gong. Her present whereabouts are unknown.
Dafa practitioner Lin Hong, female, lives in Chengdu City, Sichuan Province. On January 23, 2004, Lin Hong went out to distribute materials that explain the facts about the persecution of Falun Gong and was falsely arrested. After she was kidnapped, personnel from the "610 Office" (3) and the public security offices of all levels from Sichuan Province and Chengdu City to Wuhou District wanted to find out where the materials came from.
Dafa practitioner Ma Jun, male, 42 years old, was apprehended while distributing materials that explain the facts of the persecution of Falun Gong in Xiaojiahe Community. He was detained at the Chengdu First Detention Center in Pi County. According to the news, he will be unlawfully sentenced in the near future.
Evil Men and Their Evil Deeds
In the Heilongjiang Province Female Jail, the methods used by the authorities to torture Dafa practitioners include depriving them of their right to eat food, drink water or use the restroom, and forcing them to stand outside in freezing weather for extended periods. As many as 43 practitioners are being persecuted this way in order to make them renounce their belief in Falun Dafa. The police forced Dafa practitioners to stand or walk outside for almost 11 hours beginning at 5:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. without enough protection against the freezing winter weather. It was in the coldest part of the winter and the temperature was very low. To make practitioners suffer more, the authorities ripped off the winter jackets from some Dafa practitioners, including Li Qingzhen, Yang Xiuhua, Li Bingqing, Du Guijie, Wang Wenrong, Zhang Chunjie, Shi Li, Li Xuelian, etc. Prisoner Wang Daiqun once put snow in practitioner Zhang Yan's shoes.
In the morning of March 11, the Qingyuan County, Qingyuan Town government personnel and police officers illegally kidnapped Qingyuan town Dafa practitioners Zhao Yuqin and Jing Yulan. In the morning of March 12, the Qingyuan County Hongtoushan Town government personnel and police officers illegally kidnapped Dafa practitioners Gao Xiufang and Yang Guizhi. The four practitioners were directly escorted to a place known as the Luotai Country Villa to be subjected to forced brainwashing. Further details of this situation are under investigation. The Qingyuan County lumber checkpoint inspector, Wang Wei, reported a Dafa practitioner to the authorities, and turned that practitioner over to the public security office.
The Sichuan Province Chengdu City Shuangliu County Zhengxing Town brainwashing center police Liu Jiansheng used all kinds of vicious and dirty means to carry out the persecution of Dafa practitioners. In the winter of 2003, he tortured young female Dafa practitioner Ma Hui from Xinglong Town, Sichuan Province and Wei Tongtong from Huayang Town, Sichuan Province by tying their hands and hanging them up. He even ripped off all their clothes except their underwear to humiliate them. Liu Jiansheng also forced them to kneel on the floor in freezing weather, verbally abused them and slapped them across the face repeatedly until their faces turned black and blue. He also shut 50-year-old Falun Gong practitioner Yan Jiahui from Zhonghe Town, Sichuan Province in a small, damp cell. The cell was too small to stand up straight inside it. Liu Jiansheng also participated in force-feeding Dafa practitioner Zhang Deqin while she was on a hunger strike.
- Guarantee Statement: 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.
- Yuan: Chinese currency. The monthly salary for an average Chinese urban worker is about 500 yuan .
- "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.