Latest News from China - April 20, 2004
- [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Practitioner Zhou Ronghua Injected with Nerve-damaging Drugs at Shijiazhuang Forced Labor Camp
- [Tonghua City, Jilin Province] Over Twenty Falun Dafa Practitioners Arrested within a Week
- [Cheng'an County, Hebei Province] Wang Shujun Detained Again
- [Hulin City, Heilongjiang Province] Practitioner Ma Rongqing Arrested
- [Beijing City] Practitioner Han Yuzhen Detained
- [Qingdao City, Shandong Province] Qingdao Falun Dafa Practitioners Suffer Persecution
- [Longjing City, Jilin Province] The Persecution of Zhang Jingshou and His Family
- [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Gao Shunqin and Junior Chen Detained in Brainwashing Class
- [Sichuan Province] Two Falun Dafa Practitioners from Urban Construction Institute of Sichuan University Sentenced to Prison
- [Diaobingshan City, Liaoning Province] Yingbinglu Police Persecute Qiu Jishun and Family
- [Qingdao City, Shandong Province] Practitioner Feng Hua Detained for Twenty Days
- [Songyuan City, Jilin Province] Songyuan Public Security Officers Arrest Many Falun Dafa Practitioners
[Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Practitioner Zhou Ronghua Injected with Nerve-damaging Drugs at Shijiazhuang Forced Labor Camp
Ms. Zhou Ronghua, former general nurse of the Chinese Medicine Hospital in Dongguang County, was illegally sentenced by the Politics & Security Section of Dongguang County to three years of forced labor in 2000 for going to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong. She is being held at Shijiazhuang Forced Labor Camp. During her confinement, she has been subjected to all kinds of torture means because she insisted on continuing to practice Falun Dafa. When she became extremely weak due to the torture, she mumbled with difficulty five Chinese words, "To be together with Dafa!" However, when the inhumane police guards of Shijiazhuang Forced Labor Camp realized that they could not change her belief by any forceful means, they injected her three times with nerve-damaging drugs. Consequently, she is suffering the after effects of the drug which caused her to become mentally disoriented.
Relevant Phone Numbers:
The Chinese Medicine Hospital in Dongguang County, 86-317-7721120
Shijiazhuang Forced Labor Camp: 86-311-7754007 Ext.324
[Tonghua City, Jilin Province] Over Twenty Falun Dafa Practitioners Arrested Within a Week
Up to March 20, 2004, Dongchang Public Security Branch in Tonghua City had unlawfully arrested over twenty Falun Dafa practitioners within a week. The practitioners being held are Ms. Cheng Li from the Legal & Judicial Bureau, Ms. Du Meifeng, a retired worker, Ms. Liu Xiaochun, Ms. Yan Xiaojun, Mr. Wang Gang, and Mr. Xu Tao. Gai Zhiwen and his wife (both in their 70's), Song Bingxiu and Liu Jianhua have been secretly arrested by local police as well.
On April 8, Qu Xiaofei was abducted at home for the second time. Currently, staff from the National Security Team are still at Qu Xiaofei's home in an attempt to arrest his/her spouse, Qu Dan.
[Cheng'an County, Hebei Province] Wang Shujun Detained Again
Wang Shujun, a Falun Dafa practitioner from Cheng'an County of Hebei Province, had been abducted by Xincheng District Police Substation during the Chinese New Year. He was held at Cheng'an Detention Center for about a month. Later, his family members had 2000 Yuan [average monthly income of an ordinary worker in China is around 500 Yuan] extorted from them by Lian Rihong, County Director of the Politics & Security Department to trade for his rescue. When the money was collected, no receipt was given at all.
At around 10:00 a.m. on April 1, 2004, about five policemen from the Politics & Security Department and Xincheng District Police Substation broke into practitioner Wang Shujun's home again at Wangpengliu Village. They tried to force Wang to write the so-called "Guarantee Statement"(1). When Wang Shujun refused to do so, they arrested him again. On the same day, Wang Shujun was taken to Handan No.1 Detention Center.
Phone number of Lian Rihong, Director of the Politics & Security Department of Cheng'an County, 86-13803291509 (cell)
[Hulin City, Heilongjiang Province] Practitioner Ma Rongqing Arrested
Ma Rongqing, a Falun Dafa practitioner from Hulin City of Heilongjiang Province was abducted while putting up truth-clarifying banners at Huashu Village at about 9:00 p.m. on April 3.
[Beijing City] Practitioner Han Yuzhen Arrested
Ms. Han Yuzhen, 52 years old, is a teacher from Shuangqiao Primary School in Chaoyang District. On April 9, 2004, police from local police substation and Guanzhuang "610 Office" of Chaoyang District arrested her at home and held her in the brainwashing program implemented by the "610 Office". Ms. Liang Yulan, a 64-year-old cadre from the 701 Transistor Radio Plant, was recently abducted as well.
Relevant phone numbers:
Guanzhuang Neighborhood Committee of Chaoyang District, 86-10-65794158
Chen Jie from Guanzhuang "610 Office", 86-10-65713490
[Qingdao City, Shandong Province] Qingdao Falun Dafa Practitioners Suffer Persecution
Mr. Zanghongtu, 33 years old, and Mr. Wang Tao, 24 years old, were both arrested for explaining the truth of Falun Dafa in 2002. They were illegally sentenced to four years in prison. After two years of being held in prison, they were transferred to Weibei Prison for intensified persecution on April 15.
Mr. Qian Dongcai, 48 years old, was abducted for clarifying the truth in September 2003. Currently, he is being held in Dashan Detention Center in Qingdao City.
[Longjing City, Jilin Province] The Persecution of Zhang Jingshou and His Family
Mr. Zhang Jingshou, 61 years old, is a resident of Longjing City. There are nine people in his family and seven of them practice Falun Gong. In the end of 1999, Zhang Jingshou, his wife Liang Xiuzhen, and his son-in-law Cao Fuchen went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Dafa. They were taken back to Longjing City. As a result, Zhang Jingshou was held for half a month. Cao Fuchen was dismissed from his work unit, Longjing National Tax Bureau, and sentenced to one year of forced labor. Liang Xiuzhen was sentenced to one year of forced labor as well. Later, she was forced to pay for medical expenses to treat her high blood pressure, which was caused by the persecution. After paying the money, she was released. Zhang Jingshou's youngest son, Liang Sheng was sentenced to one year of forced labor for going to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong in 1999. He was released in 2000.
In March 2001, police broke into the home of Zhang Xin, Zhang Jingshou's eldest son. They made an unlawful search at Zhang Xin's home and found several Dafa books. They detained Zhang Jingshou again and subjected him to brutal torture instruments. Using the books as evidence, they unjustly sentenced Zhang Jingshou to two years of forced labor. Afterward his term expired, the police made up another pretext to arrest Liang Sheng again. After being brutally tortured, they sentenced Liang Sheng to three years of forced labor. Both Zhang Jingshou (father) and Liang Sheng (youngest son) are being held in Jiutai Forced Labor Camp of Jilin Province.
In mid March, Zhang Jingshou completed the terms illegally imposed on him. However, the forced labor camp extended his terms by 59 days making more pretext. During the past two years of being held, Zhang Jingshou suffered tremendously. Presently, Zhang's blood pressure is abnormal ranging between 220 and 130.
Phone number of the forced labor camp, 86-431-2551058
[Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Gao Shunqin and Junior Chen Detained
in Brainwashing Class
On March 26, Gao Shunqin and Junior Chen from Shuiguo Lake of Wuchang District were arrested by authorities from the Wuhan Public Security Branch, Wuchang Public Security Branch, local and district "610 Office". Currently, they are being held at Yangyuan Brainwashing Class in Yujiatou of Wuchang District.
[Hebei Province] Practitioner Li Shuxia Tortured in Detention Center
Ms. Li Shuxia is a Falun Dafa practitioner from Hebei Province. In 2001, she was arrested for posting truth-clarifying signs in other areas. During the 20 days of her confinement in a local detention center, she went on a hunger strike for 16 days. Then, she was transferred to the detention center in her hometown where she was inhumanely treated while put in shackles. Afterwards, she was sent to "Legal Education Base" in Zhuozhou City where she was subjected to intense torture and brainwashing to force her to renounce Falun Dafa. Policemen Zhu Jianhua, Lian Chunjie, Du Yonglu beat and handcuffed her hands behind her back onto a big post. They slapped her face and beat her with rubber clubs from 7:00 a.m.-2:00 a.m. the next day. Li Shuxia's home was searched and her personal belongings were confiscated. Her business was closed and sealed off. The police extorted over 30,000 Yuan extorted from her family. Her husband became ill and stayed in the hospital as a result of the severe persecution. Her child could not peacefully focus on her studies because of the trauma her family suffers.
[Sichuan Province] Two Falun Dafa Practitioners from Urban Construction Institute of Sichuan University Sentenced to Prison
Two Falun Dafa practitioners from the Urban Construction Institute of Sichuan University were sentenced to imprisonment. They are the main organizers of reporting to the United Nations about the persecution of Falun Dafa.
Liu Tao was sentenced to four years in prison, and has been dismissed from his/her working unit.
Xu Haiyan was sentenced to one and a half years in prison. Currently, she continues to work at the Institute.
Relevant phone number:
Kang Zhihua, Party Secretary of Urban Construction Institute of Sichuan University, 86-28-8540375
[Diaobingshan City, Liaoning Province] Yingbinglu Police Persecute Qiu Jishun and Family
Falun Dafa practitioner Qiu Jishun, his wife and daughter were sleeping at home on the evening of October 8, 2002 when Zhang Fucai, Head of Diaobingshan National Security Team and other police broke into Qiu Jishun's home, arresting him, his wife and his 10-year-old daughter.
Relevant phone numbers:
Liu Jiaduo, former director of Diaobingshan Public Security Bureau and current Assistant Director of Tieling Public Security Bureau, 86-13941068373 (cell)
Zhang Fucai, Head of the National Security Team, 86-13900908466 (cell)
[Qingdao City, Shandong Province] Practitioner Feng Hua Detained for Twenty Days
Feng Hua, 32 years old, started practicing Falun Gong several months ago. She was reported by a passenger on a train for reading a Dafa book while traveling on a business trip. She was detained at the Lanzhou Railway Police Substation. Then, she was transferred to the Politics & Security Section of Zhangdian District Public Security Bureau in Zibo City of Shandong Province. It has been twenty days since her confinement. When her family members went to inquire after her, the police did not allow them to see her. They demanded 10,000 Yuan for her release. Otherwise, they said she would be sentenced to forced labor. Feng Hua has been dismissed from her work unit.
Relevant phone numbers:
Zibo, "610 Office", 86-533-2189622, 86-533-2189621
The Politics & Security Section of Zhangdian District Public Security Bureau, 86-533-2189113
[Songyuan City, Jilin Province] Songyuan Public Security Officers Arrest Many Falun Dafa Practitioners
On April 6, 2004, Mr. Zhu Hongyu and Ms. Jin Xiufang from Hongguang Farm of Qianguo County were arrested by officers from the Songyuan Public Security Bureau and Qianguo County Public Security Bureau, Guanqu District Public Security Bureau and Hongguang Police Substation. Currently, they are being held at Qianguo Detention Center.
On April 17, three Falun Gong practitioners who live on the fifth floor of the building opposite to Jiangshan Market in Songyuan District were arrested. They are Liu Hongyao, his wife, and Ms. Duan Liang'e. A male practitioner who went to their building about 4:00 p.m. that day has been missing since then.
(1) "Guarantee Statement" are written statements promising not to practice Falun Gong, stating regret over practicing in the past, declaring separation from Falun Gong, and denouncing Falun Gong.