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Latest News from China - May 30, 2004

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1. [Sichuan Province] Chengdu Dafa Practitioner Ms. Li Yi Is Missing Since the Eve of May 1, 2003.

Chengdu Dafa practitioner Ms. Li Yi disappeared on the eve of May 1, 2003. Her whereabouts are still unknown. Ms. Li Yi was sentenced without due process to one-year of detention in a forced labor camp because she went to Beijing to appeal for Dafa between March 2001 and February 2002. She was detained at the Zizhong Nanmusi Forced Labor Camp in Sichuan Province.

2. [Sichuan Province] Dafa Practitioner Ms. Zhan Min from Xinjin County, Chengdu City, Arrested and Detained

On April 28, personnel from the Xinjin County Culture and Education Department and officers from the local residential area police station arrested Ms. Zhan Min from Xinjin County, Chengdu City, somewhere along a road. Her family members were notified that she had been sent to "study." At present her whereabouts are unknown.

Ms. Zhan Ming was a schoolteacher in Xinjin. Because she was steadfast in her practice of Falun Dafa she was fired by her employer in December 2000. She was sentenced without due process to forced labor for two years by the Xinjin Public Security Department. While detained at the Nanmusi Forced Labor Camp for more than two years, she was subjected to numerous tortures. In February 2003, Ms. Zhan went on a hunger strike, and with righteous thoughts, she managed to escape from detention.

3. [Inner Mongolia] Dafa Practitioner Ms. Tian Fang From Tongliao Goes on a Hunger Strike to Protest The Persecution

Ms. Tian Fang went on a hunger strike to protest the persecution. As of May 28, she had fasted for seven days. This is the fourth time she has gone on a hunger strike. She wrote two letters to report about the abuses perpetrated by police officer Shao Jun of the "610 Office" (1), and three letters regarding the facts of the persecution that her family members were subjected to. The five letters were turned over to the responsible officer in charge of the police station.

4. [Longkou City, Shandong Province] Dafa Practitioner Ms. Zhao Yulian Persecuted Until She is Unable to Take Care Herself

A few days before the Two Meetings (March Session), the Director of Haidai Town, Longkou City, Wang Gang, together with several ruffians, broke into the home of Ms. Zhao Yulian. They were going to arrest her without due cause. But she resisted, and ran down the home's entrance walkway. The police officers gave chase. Ms. Zhao Yulian fell on the walkway, hurting her ankle and back, and thus was no longer able to move. Wang Gang carried her to the vehicle and took her into town. At that moment, Zhao Yulian's face was pale from the pain. Her ankle was swollen, and purple in color. Not until late in the afternoon was she taken to the hospital, where a cast was put on her ankle. She stayed at the hospital for only five days. Before the ankle swelling subsided, she was forcibly sent to the "610 Office" brainwashing center. Under the intense pressure from her work division and family members, she was released after more than two weeks of detention. At present, Ms. Zhao Yulian is still unable to care for herself.

5. [Sichuan Province] Chongqing Dafa Practitioner Mr. Yuan Qingsheng is Persecuted Again

Mr. Yuan Qingsheng, 52 years old, is an employee of the Chongqing Changan Company Number One Factory. After July 20, 1999, when the persecution of Falun Dafa began, Mr. Yuan Qingsheng went to Beijing to appeal, which is a right granted under the Chinese Constitution. He was unlawfully arrested and sent for a two-year term in a forced labor camp. He suffered cruel torture, and his life is in danger. He escaped the persecution when he was sent out of the camp for medical treatment. After returning home, Mr. Yuan Qingsheng told everyone the facts of the persecution, and after May 2003 he was forced to leave home to avoid further unlawful arrest. In April, 2004, Mr. Yuan was arrested in Fuling. His present whereabouts are unknown.

6. [Henan Province] Shangjie District, Zhengzhou City Dafa Practitioner Mr. Xing Fusheng Arrested

Mr. Xing Fusheng, 47, lost his job because he practiced Falun Gong and clarified the facts of the persecution. To earn a living and provide for his family, he opened a food shop near the intersection of Zhongxin Road and Mengjin Road in the Shangjie District. At 1:50 p.m. on May 25, 2004, after most customers had left the shop, five police officers from the Jiyuan Road Police Station, led by Chen Shuhai, who had been observing the shop, suddenly rushed into the shop and dragged him into a police vehicle. Mr. Xing's present whereabouts are unknown.

7. [Guangdong Province] Ms. Yuan Ruilan and Two Other Dafa Practitioners from Zhanjiang City Arrested

On May 26, 2004 Ms. Yuan Ruilan and two fellow practitioners were on their way to order some cake when the police from the Chikan District Police Station, Zhanjiang City, arrested them. At present, no details are available. Formerly, Ms. Yuan Ruilan suffered from a terminal disease, but after practicing Dafa, she completely recovered.

Phone of official involved in the case:
Director Xie Zhihe of the Beiqiao Police Station, Chikan District, Zhanjiang City, Guangdong Province: 86-759-3107080

8. [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Dafa Practitioner Mr. Feng Enke Arrested in the Sujiatun District

At the beginning of May this year, Mr. Feng Enke went to Wanggang Village, Sujiatun District, Shenyang City, to distribute truth clarification CDs. Someone reported him to the authorities, and on May 10, Jin Changli, of the Sujiatun District "610 Office," together with police officer Fu Yongan from the Huxi Police station and a locksmith, went to the home of Feng Enke. While no one was at home, they broke into his home and unlawfully removed Dafa books and other items from the house. On May 11, Feng Enke was arrested after arriving at his home. He is now detained at the Sujiatun Branch Office.

9. [Fengcheng City, Liaoning Province] Dafa Practitioner He Wenqiang Arrested

At about 7:30 p.m. on May 26, Dafa practitioner He Wenqiang from Fengcheng City, Liaoning Province was clarifying the facts at Kuandian when police arrested him. He is presently unlawfully detained at the Kuandian Criminal Detention Center.

Office involved in the Persecution of He Wenqiang:
Kuandian Public Security Department, Political Security Section; phone: 86-415-5123582

10. [Tonghua City, Jilin Province] Cases of Dafa Practitioners Being Persecuted at the Longquan Police Station

On May 26, 2004, police from the Longquan Police Station, Tonghua City, Jilin Province unlawfully arrested Falun Gong practitioner Wang Ping at his home. Initially, two police officers from the Longquan Police Station went to harass Wang Ping at about 9:00 a.m. Wang Ping refused to let them into the house. At about 10:00 a.m., Wang Ping was forcibly taken away. They also went to Wang Ping's work unit to harass and search the unit. Wang Ping is presently detained at the Changliu Detention Center.

At the end of March, around 6:00 p.m., Dafa practitioners Yin Hongwei and Li Jingzhi (a married couple) were arrested at their home without cause, and sent to the Laozhan Police Station, leaving their high school-aged daughter alone in the house. Li Jingzhi was sentenced to two years at a forced labor camp and is now detained at the Changchun Heizuizi Female Forced Labor Camp. The whereabouts of Yin Hongwei are not known.

Dafa practitioner Qu Xiaofei was doing some work at home at the end of April when police officers from the Laozhan Police Station suddenly arrived and arrested him. He was savagely tortured for two days and nights and then sent to the Changliu Detention Center.

11. [ShenyangCity, Liaoning Province] Ms. Huang Shixiang and Ms. Chen Yufeng Have Served Their Terms But Instead of Being Released, Are Sent to the Zhangshi Brainwashing Session

Shenyang Dafa practitioner Ms. Huang Shixiang was unlawfully sent to a forced labor camp at the Longshan Rehabilitation Center and was due for release on May 5, 2004. On that date the "610 Office" immediately transferred her to the Zhangshi Brainwashing Session. Shenyang Dafa practitioner Ms. Chen Yufeng was sent for persecution at the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp by the Longshan Rehabilitation Center. She was due to be released on May 27, 2004, but the "610 Office" also sent her to the Zhangshi Brainwashing Session.

12. [Fusong County, Jilin Province] Dafa Practitioner Ms. Sun Liping Persecuted by the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp

Ms. Sun Liping, a Dafa practitioner from Songjianghe, Fusong County, Jilin Province, was preparing truth clarification materials when she was arrested in Huludao, Liaoning Province. She was sent to the Masanjia Female Forced Labor Camp. The police have not allowed her family members to visit her since her arrest. In May, 2004, she was tortured until she could no longer walk. The police then told her family members they could visit her.

13. [Datong City, Shanxi Province] Dafa Practitioner Ms. Xin Enhao is Held Under False Charges, Exceeding Her Sentence Term at the Xindian Female Forced Labor Camp, Shanxi Province

Ms. Xin Enhao, 28, is a resident at the Tenth Mine of the Datong Mining Department. In August, 2001, she went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Dafa, and was arrested and unlawfully sentenced to two and a half years in a forced labor camp. She is presently detained at the Xindian Forced Labor Camp, Shanxi Province, where she is suffering severe torture that has devastated her both physically and mentally. She was originally due to be released in February 2004, but due to her steadfast belief in Dafa, she is still not allowed to go home.

Shanxi Xindian Female Forced Labor Camp Political Committee, Lu Ping: 86-351-3159194

14. [Datong City, Shanxi Province] Whereabouts of Dafa Practitioner Ms. Zhang Xirong Not Known

Ms. Zhang Xirong, 69, from Xihua Gardens, Datong City, Shanxi Province, went to Tiananmen Square to appeal on December 13, 2000. She was arrested at Tiananmen Square. Her present whereabouts are unknown.

15. [Jilin City, Jilin Province] Dafa Practitioners Ms. Wang Yugui and Ms. Xiao Lihua Arrested

At about 5:30 p.m. on May 24, 2004, Jilin Dafa practitioners Ms. Wang Yugui and Ms. Xiao Lihua were hanging up truth clarifying banners at the Longtanshan Public Park in Jilin City. They were both unlawfully arrested. Their present whereabouts are unknown.

Jilin City Longtanshan Public Park: 86-432-3093384
Tanshan Police Station: 86-432-3968957
Longtan Police Station: 86-432-3039773
Longtan Branch Office, Jilin City Public Security Department
Police Dispatch Office: 86-432-3038715
Director's Office: 86-432-3037105
Political Committee Office: 86-432-3039853
Deputy Director: 86-432-3039860£¬86-432-3039647
Political Affairs Section: 86-432-3418331

16. [Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Jiang Shuhua From Harbin City and Mr. Liu Haoming From Hulan County Unlawfully Sentenced

On May 16, 2003, Police arrested Harbin Dafa practitioner Ms. Jiang Shuhua, 53, at the home of a fellow practitioner in the Daowei Region. She was unlawfully sentenced to two years of detention. She has filed an appeal and is at present still detained at the Harbin City Number One Detention Center.

Hulan County Dafa practitioner Mr. Liu Haoming, 29, was unlawfully sentenced to eleven years of detention in June, 2003. It is not known where he is being detained.

17. [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Hongshan Region Dafa Practitioner Ms. Yan Xiaomei Arrested and Detained

On May 18, , Dafa practitioner Ms. Yan Xiaomei, from the Hongshan Region, Wuhan City, was purchasing vegetables at the market when she was unlawfully arrested by police officers from the "610 Office." She is being detained and persecuted at the Jiufeng Brainwashing Center, Hongshan Region, Wuhan City.

18. [Shenyang, Liaoning Province] Dafa Practitioner Ms. Gao Rongrong Imprisoned in Room 0533 in the Longshan Rehabilitation Unit of the Medical University

Ms. Gao Rongrong is at present imprisoned at the Longshan Rehabilitation Center of the China Medical University Number One Auxiliary Unit (abbreviated to "Medical Unit"), and suffering extreme persecution. On the afternoon of May 29, 2004, a doctor of the "Medical Unit" Fourth Floor Orthopedics Unit personally confirmed that Gao Rongrong is currently hospitalized in the Second Orthopedics Section Room 0533.

19. [Sichuan Province] Ms. Zhao Surong, 60, and Ren Yuehui Persecuted and Enslaved at the Chuanxi Prison

Because they were steadfast in their belief, 60-year-old Ms. Zhao Surong and Ms. Ren Yuehui were sentenced to four-year jail terms by the Yanjiang Region Law Court, Ziyang City. At present, they are suffering increasingly severe persecution at the Chuanxi Female Prison.

The Chuanxi Female Prison is to the outside world known as the "Miaoxi Costume Limited Company," but it is actually a center where more than one hundred Falun Gong practitioners are unlawfully detained. When Zhao Surong and Ren Yuehui were sent there, they were forced to do more than ten hours of manual labor daily. When they were not working, they were forced to attend brainwashing sessions. Their lives are extremely difficult. Zhao Surong has been isolated from other Dafa practitioners since April. She is detained on the third floor and is constantly subjected to severe torture.

(1) "610 Office"- A bureau specifically created by the Chinese government to persecute Falun Gong. It has absolute power over each level of administration in the Party, as well as over the political and judiciary branches.