Latest News from China - May 9, 2004
- [Heilongjiang Province] Zhang Zhaohua Is Locked up in a Small Cell in Beian Jail
- [Jilin Province] Sun Qian Is Force-fed with a Strong Salt Solution at the Jilin Jail
- [Jilin Province] Five Dafa Practitioners Abducted by Songyuan City Ningjiang District No. 2 Public Security Sub-bureau
- [Linghai City, Liaoning Province] Li Yong Is Again Subjected to Forced Labor
- [Jiaohe City, Jilin Province] Police Arrest Five Practitioners in Fuqiang Village
- [Nongan County, Jilin Province] Persecution by Xinnong Township Police
- [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Police Officers Try to Force Zhang Fengzhen to Write a Guarantee Statement
- [Jiujiang City, Jiangxi Province] Lushan District Police Persecute Dafa Practitioners
- [Handan City, Hebei Province] Tang Yu Is Sentenced to One Year of Forced Labor
- [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Police From No. 3 Brigade in Shijiazhuang Forced Labor Camp Deceive the United Nations
1. [Heilongjiang Province] Zhang Zhaohua Is Locked up in a Small Cell in Beian Jail
Zhang Zhaohua is a former section level cadre in the Security Section of the Yitulihe Office, Hailaer Railway Sub-bureau, Inner Mongolia. Zhang Zhaohua was sentenced to 7 years in prison and tortured, just for writing to the national leaders describing the persecution he has experienced. Currently Zhang is tied up and locked in a small cell in Beian Jail, and is reported to be in a critical situation.
A human rights organization outside China called the Beian Jail to investigate the matter. Three different people answered the three successive phone calls, and each person immediately hung up the phone as soon as they heard the name Zhang Zhaohua.
Telephone number of Beian Jail: 86-456-6428629, 86-456-6428554
2. [Jilin Province] Sun Qian Is Force-fed with a Strong Salt Solution at the Jilin Jail
Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Sun Qian is detained at the Jilin Jail. He has been on a hunger strike for 4 months to resist the persecution. However, the police tortured him by ordering criminal inmates to force-feed Mr. Sun with a thick salt solution that contained 500 grams of salt, and then not allow him to drink water.
3. [Jilin Province] Five Dafa Practitioners Abducted by Songyuan City Ningjiang District No. 2 Public Security Sub-bureau
After 8:00 p.m. on April 17, 2004, Dafa practitioner Mr. Liu Hongyao went to the wrong door when he returned home. He mistakenly knocked on a door on the 6th floor. The neighbor reported him to the Yanjiang Local Police Station and Ningjiang District No. 2 Public Security Sub-bureau. The police illegally searched his home on the 5th floor, and then arrested his wife Wang Yujie and practitioner Ms. Duan Liane, who were in the apartment at the time. The police also waited outside to catch other practitioners. They arrested a male practitioner who went to visit, then after 4:00 p.m. the police also arrested Jiang Qi, another practitioner who went to visit the male practitioner. These five practitioners were detained at the Songyuan City Shanyou Detention Center until April 29, and each was sentenced to 3 years in prison.
Mr. Liu Hongyao, Mr. Jiang Qi, and the other male practitioner were sent to the Jilin Province Jiutai Yinmahe Forced Labor Camp, together with practitioner Wang Xiaoxin, who was a teacher in Maoduzhan High School in Guo County. Wang Yujie, Duan Liane, and another female practitioner were sent to Changchun Heizuizi Forced Labor Camp. One male practitioner had high blood pressure and was sent to an aid station for a month of observation. To resist the persecution, Jiang Qi had refused to take any food or water after his arrest on April 17, so the forced labor camp refused to accept him. On April 30, he was again sent to the hospital in Jilin Province Forced Labor Camp for further persecution. He was critically ill, but he kept clarifying the facts of Falun Gong and the persecution to the doctors, and was refused admittance for a second time. After 6:00 p.m. on April 30, the police of Ningjiang District No. 2 Public Security Sub-bureau unconditionally released him, as they didn't know what else to do. One of the female practitioners was released because both of her hands were disabled. Wang Xiaoxin was sentenced to a three year term in a forced labor camp.
4. [Linghai City, Liaoning Province] Li Yong Is Again Subjected to Forced Labor
Mr. Li Yong is a Dafa practitioner from Jincheng, Linghai City, Liaoning Province. When he was practicing the exercises at a practice site during the 2002 Chinese New Year, he was arrested by the public security section of Jincheng Paper Making Corporation, and detained in Jinzhou City Forced Labor Camp. He was released in mid-January 2004, but suddenly disappeared on April 2. Later Li Yong's family learned two that plainclothes police from the Jincheng Public Security Sub-bureau deceived Li Yong into going to Donghua Village, which is near Jincheng. Then the police requested a police car and took Li Yong to Linghai City Detention Center. He was later sentenced to three years at the Jinzhou City Forced Labor Camp, and is not allowed visits from his family.
During 4-plus years of persecution of Falun Gong, the Public Security Section and Jincheng Public Security Sub-bureau, led by police officer Wang Jingshan, have been recognized as an "Advanced Unit" for their participation in the persecution. The successfully sent 15 practitioners to forced labor camp, and detained many people. The police there torment practitioners by abusing, beating and kicking, face-slapping, administering shocks with electric batons, tying up with ropes, searching their homes, confiscating money and property, and fining them large sums of money (mostly without a receipt, and some receipts are improperly prepared).
Police officers in Jincheng District that were primary participants in the
Wang Jingshan, Jincheng Public Security Sub-bureau Director General: 86-416-8285999 (Office)
Yang Xiaochun (in charge of the persecution) 86-416-8285615 (Office)
Li Guihua (female, she is peremptory and threatening the arrested Dafa practitioners, and is against Dafa) 86-416-8281047 (Home)
Jincheng Public Security Sub-bureau office on duty: 86-416-8285110
5. [Jiaohe City, Jilin Province] Police Arrest Five Practitioners in Fuqiang Village
On the afternoon of April 27, 2004, Jiaohe City Fuqiang Village Dafa
Ms. Shao Zexia, Ms. Shao Zeai, Ms. Fu Xiuhua, Ms. Liu Yulan and Ms. Wang Baoqin clarified the truth in Huangnihe Town, Dunhua City, Yanbian District, Jilin Province. Between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., the police approached them. Three of them walked away using righteous thoughts, and only two were arrested.
Around 4:00 p.m. on the 28th, police officers from Dunhua City Huangnihe and Jiaohe City Baishishan Town rushed into the home of the three practitioners who had escaped. The police searched their home and arrested the practitioners at 6:00 p.m. It was reported that these five practitioners are now detained at the Dunhua City Detention Center, and are suffering brutal torture. The police said these five practitioners will likely be sentenced to a minimum of one year each.
The relevant telephone numbers at the Jilin Province Dunhua City Public
Dai Zhaoqiang, Director General: 86-433-6361388
Political Protection Section: 86-433-6360340
Detention Center: 86-433-6682301
Dunhua City Huangnihe Town Local Police Station: 86-433-6552592
Zhang Guohua, Dunhua City Huangnihe Town Local Police Station manager:
6. [Nongan County, Jilin Province] Persecution by Xinnong Township Police
On January 18, 2001, Luan Jibo, Nongan County Xinnong Township Local Police Station manager, along with Li He, arrested Dafa practitioners Chen Guanghong, Wang Yong, Liu Shudong, Bian Chunxiang, Wang Yingjie, Wang Fengjie, and Wang Fenglan. They were detained at the Nongan County Detention Center for 8 days, and all the money and valuables they had, totaling 7,000 yuan (1), was confiscated. Luan Jibo and Li He are known to wantonly curse Dafa, slander Dafa, and torture Dafa practitioners.
In July 2001, officers Li He, Wang Jun, Liu Wenxin, and Tang, of the Jishi Xinnong Township Local Police Station, suddenly rushed into practitioner Wang Yong's home, located at Huangjia Station, Siping Street, Xinnong Township, and took Wang Yong to the station. Under the instigation of Song Zequan, former manager Luan Jibo roughed up Wang Yong, causing him to pass out several times. Wang Yong's body was covered with bruises. Finally a few people lifted him into a car and sent him to the Nongan County Detention Center, and he was later sentenced to one year of forced labor. He has since suffered more physical and mental persecution in the forced labor camp.
7. [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Police Officers Try to Force Zhang Fengzhen to Write a Guarantee Statement (2)
On April 23, 2004, Zhang Lianduo and about eight other policemen from the Shijiazhuang Hedong Local Police Station rushed into Dafa practitioner Ms. Zhang Fengzhen's home, and tried to force the 58-year-old to write a statement guaranteeing not to practice Falun Gong. When she refused to write it, the police took her fingerprints. Intending to send her to a forced labor camp, they first took her for a health check-up. When the doctor found she had heart disease, the police extorted 10,000 Yuan from her family, and sent her home instead. Personnel from the local police station monitor her home, and she has no freedom.
Zhang Fengzhen's home telephone number: 86-311-5065805
The units and personnel directly involve in the persecution:
Hebei Shijiazhuang Hedong Local Police Station Address: No. 33 Jianhuanan Street, postal code 050000
Telephone: 86-311-5052891, 86-311-5055880
Manager: Wang Xilian
Instructor: Li Huiyuan (in charge of the persecution of Falun Gong)
8. [Jiujiang City, Jiangxi Province] Lushan District Police Persecute Dafa Practitioners
Tian Ruhong and Luo Siyin of the No. 1 Section in Lushan District Public Security Bureau, Jiujiang City, Jiangxi Province have been following orders from the Jiang regime since July 20, 1999, when the persecution began, and fanatically persecuting Falun Gong practitioners. Many practitioners have been forced into brainwashing centers where they are persecuted. Tian and Luo have caused the deaths of practitioners Gui Xunhua (Xiaochi Town, Huangmei County) and Lan Hu (Lushan District Price Bureau). Practitioners who have been sentenced to prison include: Zhang Jing (11 years), Zhang Shu (8 years), Shen Chong (8 years), Luo Youmin (8 years), Cao Juncheng (8 years), Xu Feng (8 years), Huang Jihan (3 years), Li Kanlin (3 years), Chen Shiwu (3 years of forced labor), Hu Yali (3 years of forced labor), Shi Shuqin (3 years of forced labor), Hu Dingyin (3 years of forced labor), Hu Dingxi couple (2 years of forced labor), Zhu Shengli (2 years of forced labor), and Cai Maobao (2 years of forced labor).
On March 27, 2004, Dafa practitioners Li Guirong, Hu Yanhua, Wang Shan, Yang Guihua, and others were arrested, and secretly detained at the Jiujiang City Yongxiu County Detention Center.
9. [Handan City, Hebei Province] Tang Yu Is Sentenced to one Year of Forced Labor
Handan City Fuxing District practitioner Ms. Tang Yu is 38 years old. She began to practice Falun Gong in 1997. On January 29, 2004, the police arrested her, searched her home, and extorted her family of at least 6,000 Yuan in exchange for her release. However, not only was she not released, but she was sentenced to one year of forced labor, and sent to the Shijiazhuang Forced Labor Camp.
10. [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Police From No. 3 Brigade in Shijiazhuang Forced Labor Camp Deceive the United Nations
In mid-March 2002, police officers from the Shijiazhuang Forced Labor Camp No. 3 Brigade forced the practitioners who denounced Falun Gong against their wills to write to the Secretary-general of the United Nations. The police set a limit of 3 days to finish the letters in which the writers had to slander Falun Gong, acknowledge that they have been "transformed" by the government and police, and express that America interferes in China's internal affairs and violates human rights by criticizing the Chinese government's human rights violations, etc.
24-year-old practitioner Ms. Xu Haili of Jingxing County was forcibly brainwashed. The police deprived her of sleep for 26 days, and instructed others to take turns brainwashing her 24 hours a day. Xu Haili was tortured until her entire body became swollen, and she was practically disabled. However, she still would not give up her beliefs. The police feared being held responsible for her death, and only then stopped tormenting her. Her case is a prime example of "education and transformation" that the Chinese government brags about, and belies the self-proclaimed "best period of human rights on record." Moreover, the brutal persecution still continues.
(1) Yuan - Chinese currency. 500 yuan is the average monthly income for an urban worker in China.
(2) "Guarantee Statement" - A statement to declare that one 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.