Latest News from China -- May 5, 2004
- [Lingyuan City, Liaoning Province] Practitioner Du Weifeng Mentally Collapses from Torture
- [Liaoning Province] Practitioner Qi Fengjie Experiences a Mental Collapse Due to Torture in the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp
- [Shulan City, Jilin Province] Four Practitioners are Tortured and Sentenced to Imprisonment
- [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Officers from the No.1 Section of Changchun City's Police Department Arrest Practitioners Wang Yuhuan and Zhao Xiaoqin and Torture Them Until Disabled.
- [Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Dafa Practitioner Zhu Fenglan Dies-- Belated News
- [Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province] Dafa Practitioners Shen Ruihua and Jia Jingwen Arrested for Hanging Dafa Banners
- [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Dafa Practitioner Lu Jie Arrested at Hebei Normal University's Campus
- [Yanshi City, Henan Province] Dafa Practitioner Sun Yaoting Arrested While Distributing Truth-Clarifying Materials
- [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Dafa Practitioner Zeng Xianzhi is Sentenced
- [Huainan City, Anhui Province] Dafa Practitioner Nie Yinzhen's House is Ransacked
- [Shouguang City, Shandong Province] Dafa Practitioner Gao Shiquan is Sentenced to Three Years of Forced Labor
- [Qingzhou City, Shandong Province] Many Dafa Practitioners Arrested
- [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Arrest of Practitioners Liu Youqing and Ms. Peng
- [Beijing] Damage to a Dafa Truth Clarification Materials Site in Yanqing; Arrest of Two Practitioners
- [Ningbo City, Zhejiang Province] Practitioner Zhang Cuiying Sentenced to Three and a-Half Years of Imprisonment
- [Shulan City, Jilin Province] Arrests and Forced Labor for Several Practitioners.
- [Guan County, Shandong Province] Arrest of Some Practitioners Prior to April 25
- [Panjin City, Liaoning Province] Dafa Practitioner Gao Diansheng Is Arrested
- [Panjin City, Liaoning Province] Dafa Practitioner Ye Ximing Is Re-Arrested For Painting Dafa Signs
- [Dehui City, Jilin Province] Dafa Practitioner Wang Di Is Seriously Injured; Jumps from the Fifth Floor; Other Have Varying Injuries; Police Department Deceives Families and Attempts to Shirk Responsibility
- [Jilin Province] Jilin Province Prison Blocks the Information of Dafa Practitioners Being Brutally Beaten
1. [Lingyuan City, Liaoning Province] Practitioner Du Weifeng Mnetally Collapses from Torture
On June 29, 2003, Dafa practitioner Mr. Du Weifeng, 28 years old, took two Dafa truth-clarifying letters to a post office. On the way there, officers from Lingyuan City's Xijiao Police Precinct arrested him and afterwards sentenced him to three years of forced labor. He was detained at Chaoyang City's Xidayingzi Forced Labor Camp. During his detention, policemen shocked him with electric batons and locked him up in a small cell for over twenty days. Due to this physical and mental anguish he experienced a mental collapse. On March 29, 2004, after nine-month of detention, policemen from the labor camp sent him back home, in very poor health.
2. [Liaoning Province] Practitioner Qi Fengjie Experiences a Mental Collapse Due to Torture in the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp
It has been reported that practitioner Qi Fengjie, who was arrested at Goubangzi last month, was tortured until suffering a mental collapse in the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp.
3. [Shulan City, Jilin Province] Four Practitioners are Tortured and Sentenced to Imprisonment
After officers from Shulan City's Police Department arrested practitioners Fu Hongwei, Zhao Jiran, Song Bing, and Song Yanqun on November 26, 2003, Zhang Zhimin, the female mayor of Shulan City, in collusion with policemen Xin He, Xiao Yong, Li Jiazhe and Li Zhuo, brutally tortured these four practitioners by hanging them up and force-feeding them hot spices or mustard powder in an attempt to force practitioners to denounce Falun Dafa.
These four practitioners are currently being held in Shulan City's Detention Center. The Shulan City Court dared not open the trial to the public according to judiciary procedures. Instead, they sentenced practitioners secretly. Song Bing was sentenced to 14 years of imprisonment; Song Yanqun 12 years; Fu Hongwei 10 years; Zhao Jiran 10 years. The four practitioners appealed and staged a hunger strike to protest the persecution.
4. [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Officers from the No.1 Section of Changchun City's Police Department Arrest Practitioners Wang Yuhuan and Zhao Xiaoqin and Torture Them to the Point of Becoming Disabled.
I am a Dafa practitioner from Changchun City. As I was injured, I was held at Changchun City's Forced Labor Camp Hospital. There I saw practitioners Ms. Wang Yuhuan and Ms. Zhao Xiaoqin who were arrested by people from the No.1 Section of the city's police department. After Wang was arrested, policeman Zhang Zhong and others brutally beat her and tied her to a "Tiger Bench" for five days. They hung her up and tortured her with all kinds of methods, such as pouring ice water on her head, blowing cigarette smoke into her eyes and nose, and poking her ears. Wang Yuhuan has been tortured severely and looks emaciated. She suffered from kidney disease and breast cancer. Ms. Zhao Xiaoqin had surgery on her head due to injuries received during the brutal torture, and she is in a coma. Both practitioners are currently being held at the labor camp hospital.
Responsible personnel and phone numbers:
Jilin Province Prison Administration Bureau's Center Hospital (the former
forced labor camp hospital):
Address: No. 43 Xingye Street, Changchun City, Jilin Province, P. R. China, Postcode: 130052
President: Wang Shimin, 86-431-6807000, 6807111
Vice president: Liu Zhiwen: 86-431-6807117, 6807118, 86-13504705177 (Cell)
Prison Administration Section chief: Xue Jinping: 86-431-2688001
5. [Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Dafa Practitioner Zhu Fenglan Dies -- Belated News
Practitioner Ms. Zhu Fenglan, in her 60's, was a retired worker from Harbin City's Storage Battery Factory, and lived in the factory residential area on Xianfeng Road, in the Nangang District, Harbin City. Zhu Fenglan had previously suffered from tuberculosis. In February 1999, after she had started to practice Falun Gong, her serious tuberculosis was cured.
On November 5, 2000, Zhu Fenglan went to Beijing to tell the government of her physical improvement, and that Falun Dafa is good, but she was arrested for doing so. After being held for a week in Beijing she was later transferred to the No.2 Detention Center in the Daoli District, Harbin City where she was detained for over 70 days and suffered tremendous physical and mental torture. Her husband and daughter borrowed over 7,000 Yuan (1) to give to relevant personnel and the detention center. Personnel from the detention center didn't release her until she was forced to write a so-called "Guarantee Statement" promising she would not practice Falun Gong anymore, which was against her will. Since then her family members didn't let her practice for fear that she would be arrested again.
After being tortured in the detention center, being extorted several thousand yuan and not being allowed to practice the Falun Dafa exercises, she couldn't take the pressure, even though she had regained her health from practicing Falun Gong. Her tuberculosis recurred. She was hospitalized many times but eventually passed away in March 2002.
(News from April 27, 2004)
6. [Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province] Dafa Practitioners Shen Ruihua and Jia Jingwen Arrested for Hanging Dafa Banners
At around 4:00 a.m. on April 27, 2004, a taxi driver reported Dafa practitioners Shen Ruihua and Jia Jingwen from Jinzhou City to police while they were hanging up Dafa banners. Both were put into a detention center. In order to protest the illegal detention, they staged a hunger strike after their arrest. At present, Jia Jingwen has been sentenced to forced labor at Jinzhou City's Forced Labor Camp. Shen Ruihua has been on a hunger strike and is now so weak that s/he can't walk by her/himself. Police even sentenced Shen Ruihua to forced labor. While knowing the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp wouldn't accept her/him, they still refuse to release Shen Ruihua. Right now, Shen Ruihua is in an extremely dangerous condition.
It's said that another practitioner, Liu Wansheng, from Jinzhou City who was arrested on April 15 is also being held at Jinzhou City's Forced Labor Camp. He and Jia Jingwen are still staging hunger strikes.
Following are some relevant telephone numbers:
(Country code: 86, area code: 416)
Liu Zheng, Jinzhou City's Detention Center supervisor: 3169788 (Home);
Zhang Zhichen, an instructor from Jinzhou City's Detention Center: 2142013(Home);
Ma Xinghua, deputy head of Jinzhou City's Detention Center: 2885091(Home);
Office of Jinzhou City's Detention Center: 3832620;
Li Xiejiang from the "610 Office (2)": 2572416 (Office).
7. [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Dafa Practitioner Lu Jie Arrested at Hebei Normal University's Campus
Practitioner Mr. Lu Jie is about 25 years old. On April 28, 2004, personnel from the Guang'an Street Police Station arrested him in the computer room of the Math & Information Technology College, Eastern Campus at Hebei Province's Normal University. Police had monitored the network.
Telephone number for the Guang'an Street Police Station: 86-311-6049896 and 6051009.
8. [Yanshi City, Henan Province] Dafa Practitioner Sun Yaoting Arrested While Distributing Truth-Clarifying Materials
On the afternoon of April 26, 2004, Dafa practitioner Sun Yaoting from Sunpo Village, Goushi Town was reported to police while he was distributing truth-clarifying materials. He was later taken to the town police station. Sun Yaoting still had over 20 copies of truth-clarifying materials on him when arrested. He is now being held at Yanshi City's Detention Center.
In addition, practitioners Sun Yaoting, Zhang Xiang, Guo Jianhui, Cao Mengcai, Li Qiaohong and others are also being detained.
9. [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Dafa Practitioner Zeng Xianzhi is Sentenced
Dafa practitioner Zeng Xianzhi lives in Zengzigou Village, Magang Township (former Wangbin Township), Xinchengzi District, Shenyang City. Personnel from former Wangbin Township's Police Station arrested and took him to the District Police Department and later sentenced him to three years of imprisonment at the Huazi Prison in Liaoyang City. He is still being held.
Dafa practitioner Ms. Bai Suju lives in Gulazi Village, Puhe Town (former Wangbin Township). As she persists in practicing cultivation, personnel from Puhe Town went to her house to arrest her in March 2003. Bai Suju managed to escape with the power of her righteous thoughts. She is still living in exile.
10. [Huainan City, Anhui Province] Dafa Practitioner Nie Yinzhen's House is Ransacked
Prior to May 1, 2004, police ransacked Dafa practitioner Nie Yinzhen's home in the Panji District. Nie Yinzhen climbed over the wall and managed to escape while policemen Wang Huaijing, Xu Hong and a gang of policemen from the Political & Security Section, Panji District's Police Department, surrounded the place. The officers broke into and ransacked the place, confiscated Dafa books and other items of personal property. As I write this information, the police are still taking turns guarding all the entrances and exits around Nie Yinzhen's home.
Telephone number of person responsible for the persecution:
Wang Huaijing: 86-554-4977054 (Home).
11. [Shouguang City, Shandong Province] Dafa Practitioner Gao Shiquan is Sentenced to Three Years of Forced Labor
Practitioner Mr. Gao Shiquan is a 37-year-old farmer from Lujia Village, Huying Township. At around 11:00 p.m. on March 26, 2002, Gao Jiwu, leader of a brigade and a group of people from the township surrounded Gao Shiquan's house. They pushed Gao to the ground, and then threw him into a car. At the township police station they locked him to a metal chair. Early the next morning they put Gao in Shouguang City Party School Brainwashing Class. Gao was tortured severely and looks emaciated and pale. Forty days later, Gao was sent to Weifang City's Forced Labor Camp for three years of forced labor. He is still being held.
12. [Qingzhou City, Shandong Province] Many Dafa Practitioners Arrested
At around 10:00 p.m. on February 26, 2004, under the leadership of Liu Keqiang, secretary of Qingzhou City's Committee, as well as personnel from Qingzhou City's Vice Squad collaborated with personnel from Koubuzhen Town's Police Station and broke into Dafa practitioner Wang Yuhong's home in Koubu Town. They turned the place upside down, confiscated a color TV, a VCD player and over 300 Yuan in cash. Five or six people held Wang Yuhong in a squatting position. Wang's wife Li Rongxiu was also pushed down. The couple was taken to the local police station and then transferred to Qingzhou City's Detention Center. Their family members are not allowed to visit them.
That same night, practitioner Xu Hongliang from Qianxu Village was also arrested and sent to police station all bundled up. He was later transferred to a detention center. His house was turned upside down and things had been looted. The police even used six vehicles and 15 to 20 people to arrest the single Dafa practitioner.
Also that same night, practitioner Dong Guiwen from Zhujia Village was sent to Koubu Town's Police Station and later transferred into a detention center.
More than a dozen people climbed over the wall and broke into practitioner Dong Liangzhi's house in Koubu Town twice in the middle of the night. They ransacked the place and turned it upside down.
On March 6, 2004, practitioner Zhao Tianxiu from Qianxu Village was arrested and taken to a brainwashing class.
At present, seven Dafa practitioners are being detained; several were forced to leave home and live in exile.
13. [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Arrest of Practitioners Liu Youqing and Ms. Peng
Practitioner Ms. Liu Youqing was arrested around April 26, 2004 by people from Qiaokou District's "610 Office" in Wuhan City, who collaborated with someone from the community office in the Chenjiadun subdivision. Pretending to check out the water-meter, they tricked Liu Youqing into opening the door and then took her away.
On April 30, 2004, practitioner Ms. Peng was arrested by personnel from Qiaokou District "610 Office," led by someone from the community office in the Chenjiadun subdivision and taken to the Etouwan Brainwashing Center.
14. [Beijing] Damage to a Dafa Truth Clarification Materials Site in Yanqing; Two Practitioners Arrested
During the evening of April 22, 2004, one truth clarification station in Yanqing County was searched and the practitioner couple were arrested: Ms. Xing Keli who worked in the Xinfeng Cafeteria; Mr. Zhou Xiong a teacher for the Yanqing County Teacher's Further Studies School. Their phone number: 86-10-69101521. Police confiscated a set of computers, two printers, one high-speed copying machine worth ten thousand Yuan, a box of CDs and other materials.
15. [Ningbo City, Zhejiang Province] Practitioner Zhang Cuiying Sentenced to Three and a-Half Years of Imprisonment
In March 2003, police arrested 56-year-old practitioner Ms. Zhang Cuiying from Ningbo City because she explained the facts of Falun Gong to the public. In December 2003, in a secret trial, she was sentenced to three years and six months of imprisonment.
16. [Shulan City, Jilin Province] Arrests and Forced Labor for Several Practitioners.
During the evening of February 24, 2004, policemen from Shulan City's Police Department and Shulan City's Lianhua Township Police Precinct arrested practitioners Ms. Niu Yumin, Ms. Zhang Yuying and Ms. Fan Guofen when these practitioners were clarifying the truth in Lianhua Township. The three practitioners were sentenced to one year of forced labor and have been sent to Changchun City's Heizuizi Forced Labor Camp.
At around 5:00 a.m. on April 23, policemen from Jishu Town, Shulan City, ransacked the homes of several practitioners in Jishu Town. Several arrests followed, including Ms. Qi Xiumei, Ms. Liang Yunhua, Mr. Guo Yingchun, Ms. Lu Cuiying, Ms. Zhang Jinling and Ms.Li. The practitioners are being held in Shulan City's Detention Center.
17. [Guan County, Shandong Province] Arrest of Some Practitioners Prior to April 25
Prior to April 25, 2004, police in Guan County, Shandong Province arrested Dafa practitioners Zhang Fenghuan, Dong Fangyun, Dong Fangmei and ransacked their homes. They stole Dong's computer, copy machine and some Dafa books. Dong Fangyun's husband and daughter, who are not practitioners, were arrested as well but were released two days later. Details about Dong Fangyun and Dong Fangmei are unclear. Zhang Fenghuan is on a hunger strike to protest the persecution.
18. [Panjin City, Liaoning Province] Dafa Practitioner Gao Diansheng Is Arrested
Dafa practitioners Gao Diansheng from Tianjia Town, Panjin City, worked as a cook. He is kind and considerate. When he worked temporarily at Lantai Hotel, he won appreciation and praise from his boss and colleagues, because he was upright, worked hard and wholeheartedly, and never considered his own loss or gain.
At 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on April 24, 2004, three plainclothes police from Panjin City's National Security Bureau broke into Lantai Hotel and took Gao Diansheng away from the kitchen. At the same time, they ransacked the storage room of the hotel and turned things upside down. They also ransacked Gao Diansheng's home, took away Dafa books and materials and related things for validating Dafa.
The next day, police from the National Security Bureau went to Lantai Hotel again and took away Gao Diansheng's newly bought motorcycle. Now Gao Diansheng is being held at Panjin City's Detention Center, and has been suffering persecution for nine days. His wife and a five-year-old boy are left at home without being taken care of. The situation is critical.
Related units, responsible persons and their phone numbers:
Panjin City's National Security Bureau head Wang Xuecang: 86-427-2813907
Head of Panjin City's Detention Center, Liu Xueqian: 86-427-2682599 (office)
Instructor of Panjin City's Detention Center, Jing Chengsheng: 86-427-2682566 (office)
Duty office of Panjin City's Detention Center: 86-427-2862600
19. [Panjin City, Liaoning Province] Dafa Practitioner Ye Ximing Is Again Arrested For Painting Dafa Signs
Dafa practitioner Ye Ximing from Xi'an Township, Dawa County, Panjin City, was again arrested for painting Dafa signs. Due to the information blockade, the whereabouts of Ye Ximing are unknown. Following is more information regarding the persecution in this area: The facts regarding policeman Zhang Mingjiang's brutal abuse have been exposed. He is the director of Dawa County's Xi'an Police Precinct, Panjin City, Liaoning Province who has savagely abused several Dafa practitioners in violation of the Chinese constitution. Zhang Mingjiang, was not repentant, however, but personally went to the Dawa County Police Department to request an escalation of the persecution.
20. [Dehui City, Jilin Province] Dafa Practitioner Wang Di Is Seriously Injured; Jumps from the Fifth Floor; Other Have Varying Injuries; Police Department Deceives Families and Attempts to Shirk Responsibility
At 3:00 p.m. on April 10, 2004, near Dehui City's east crossroads bridge, several policemen from the Changchun City Police Department and from the Dehui City Police Department surrounded the residence of Dafa practitioners Ms. Wang Di, Mr. Sun Dawei and Ms. Zhao Jianjuan. They blocked the entrance and pounded on the door to break into the house. In order to avoid illegal arrest, the three practitioners chose to jump from the fifth floor. Sun Dawei suffered head injuries and fractured ribs. Wang Di's legs suffered open fractures. She also sustained a compressed lumbar vertebrae fracture. Zhao Jianjuan's ribs were fractured. It was learned that the three Dafa practitioners were sent to Dehui City's Central Hospital on that day. On the second day they were sent to the Changchun City Forced Labor Camp's Hospital.
Wang Di was injured so severely that she was extremely weak and could not move. She couldn't take care of herself. In spite of that, she was still handcuffed on a bed when she got intravenous injections. Police even left her handcuffed at night. It was reported that in order to resist the persecution, Wang Di kept shouting, "Falun Dafa is Good," "Falun Dafa is the Righteous Fa," and she requested her unconditional release.
Two weeks later, Dehui City Police Department personnel deceived Wang Di's father that they would release Wang Di and needed his signature. But when they sent Wang Di back home, what they gave him turned out to be a file for being bailed out for later trial. Furthermore, policemen gave no reason to Wang's family for their change of mind. Currently, Wang Di cannot even turn over on her own. She completely depends on her family for all her needs and care. A large sum of money is need for her treatment. When will she be able to stand up or recover? Her aged parents and relatives are very anxious.
It was heard that Wang Di was brought back from the Changchun City Forced Labor Camp's Hospital by people from the Political and Security Section of Dehui City's Police Department, but it was actually her cousin Liu, the Guangming Police Precinct chief, who sent her back home. When Wang Di entered the village, many villagers and relatives went to see her and all urged Wang Di's family to bring the criminals to justice.
Phone numbers of related units and persons:
(Country Code: 86, area code: 431. Please do not dial area code before a cell phone number.)
Zhou Hongwu, secretary of the Dehui City Political and Judiciary Committee:
7237559 (Office), 7219988(Home), 13943121016(Cell) or 13904397518(Cell)
Guo Guangtian, Dehui Police Department chief, 7222192(Office), 7275949(Home), 13804397339(Cell)
21. [Jilin Province] Jilin Province Prison Blocks the Information about Dafa Practitioners Being Brutally Beaten
Jilin Province Prison blocks all communication from getting in or getting out. They didn't allowed Dafa practitioners to see their families to prevent the truth from getting out. It was said by someone who knew the inside story that as each Dafa practitioner arrived at the prison, the policemen would instruct the most vicious prisoners to beat him. Some were even beaten so severely they remained unconscious for three days. Dafa practitioner Guo Peijun's back were seriously injured. Dafa practitioner Xin Yuanjun was detained at the prison's hospital for persecution. Dafa practitioners detained there were all very firm in their belief, although they were not allowed to read Master's new articles.
(1). Yuan: 500 Yuan is the average monthly income for an urban worker in China
(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.