Latest News from China - June 6, 2004
1. [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Ms. Li Shuzhen and Mr. Zhang Jianting are Sentenced by Tiexi District Court to 9 years and 7 years in Prison
Dafa practitioner Ms. Li Shuzhen 58, lives in Yuhongnan Neighborhood, and Mr. Zhang Jianting, who is in his 50s, lives in Tiexi Huaxiang area. In January 2004, the National Security Brigade of Shenyang City Tiexi Public Security Sub-bureau arrested them and ransacked their residences. On May 31, 2004, Tiexi District Court sentenced them to 9 years and 7 years in prison respectively.
Shenyang City Tiexi District Court:
Address: No. 36 Qidong Road, South Tiexi District, Shenyang City, Liaoning Province China, Postal code: 110021
Shenyang City Tiexi District Procuratorate
Address: No. 32 Badong Road, South Tiexi District, Shenyang City, Liaoning Province China, Postal code: 110021
2. [Wuchang City, Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Yu Lihua, Mr. Zhang Guojun, Ms. Bai Yuqin and Other Practitioners Arrested
On the night of June 3, 2004, Wuchang City policemen rushed into Dafa practitioner Ms. Yu Lihua's home, ransacked her home, and arrested her. On the morning of June 4, a Dafa truth-clarification materials production site in Wuchang was ransacked. Zhang Guojun, Ms. Bai Yuqin, and two other practitioners from Yushu were arrested.
3. [Wafangdian City, Liaoning Province] Wang Xingtian and Wang Dianwen Are Detained and Persecuted
On April 22, 2004, Falun Gong practitioners Wang Xingtian and Wang Dianwen were reported to police while they were planting trees on the mountain. They were arrested by Wafangdian City Public Security Bureau and Wafangdian Zhuhua Street Local Police Station officers. They are detained at Wafangdian Zhuhua Street Detention Center, and forced to do hard labor beginning at 5:00 a.m. every morning. Each person is allocated with 6,000 toothpicks to make florets, and works until 10:00 p.m. or midnight. The detainees are not given enough food, with only one small steamed bun per person. Sometimes Dafa practitioners give their food to the prisoners, and work on an empty stomach, and are beaten when they do not finish the task. (As a Dafa practitioner, one should resist the persecution of slavery) Wang Xingtian and Wang Dianwen are physically deformed due to the persecution.
Wafangdian Zhuhua Street Detention Center telephone number: 86-411-85661570
4. [Daqing, Heilongjiang Province] Daqing Brainwashing Center Colludes with Jiulong Property Branch to Persecute Ms. Cheng Qiaoyun
Dafa practitioner Ms. Cheng Qiaoyun was dismissed by the Daqing Enterprises Group Jiulong Property Branch, after the state enterprise paid her a lump sum in compensation, based on the number of years she worked. She no longer receives welfare benefits from the government. She has been illegally detained in the Harbin Women's Jail for two years. When her prison term expired, the jail refused to release her because she did not give up practicing Falun Gong. On May 27, 2004, Harbin Women's Jail colluded with the Daqing "610 Office" (1), and her former workplace to send her to a brainwashing center. Afterwards, Jiulong Property Branch held a meeting for the various subordinates, and compelled every unit to monitor Dafa practitioners. They also asked the non-practitioner personnel who were sent by each unit to monitor Cheng Qiaoyun, "Is Falun Gong good or not?" If the person answered "not sure," this person was sent back and exchanged for another guardian. It is reported that Jiulong Property Branch punishes these withdrawn personnel.
Hongweixing Brainwashing Center:
President, Zhang Guojun: 86-459-5055568 (Office), 86-459-5901868 (Home)
Education section, Deng Fuping: 86-459-5050023 (Office), 86-459-5860535 (Home)
Gate guard telephone: 86-459-5056610
Jiulong Company secretary: Li Xiuen 86-459-5901790
Property Branch secretary: Zhang Jianguo 86-459-5312568 (Office), 86-459-4890939 (Home)
5. [Wuan City, Hebei Province] Jiang Wenjun Is Abducted for Distributing Dafa Truth-clarification Materials
Dafa practitioner Jiang Wenjun of Kanger Town Ores, Wuan City, Hebei Province was arrested by the police while he was distributing Dafa truth-clarification materials recently. He is being held in the Wuan City Detention Center.
Relevant phone number:
Head of Wuan City Detention Center: Wang Zengyou 86-310-5610878
6. [Handan She County, Hebei Province] Dafa Practitioner Jiang Huxian Is Arrested and Held in a Forced Labor Camp
On the morning of April 8, 2004, Ms. Jiang Huxian of North Guokou Village, Longhu Township, She County was doing housework at home. Around 10:00 a.m., approximately six officers from the County Public Security Bureau, "610 Office," and Longhu Township Local Police Station suddenly rushed into her home, rashly started to ransack the home, and forcibly took Jiang away. They detained her in the detention center, attempted to make her tell the origin of the Dafa materials, and tried to force her to write the "Four Statements" [renouncing Falun Gong]. Jiang Huxian resisted the evil requests, but received a sentence of 3 years in a forced labor camp. She was sent to 4th Brigade of Shijiazhuang Forced Labor Camp on May 18.
7. [Zou City, Shandong Province] Ms. Jiang Guimei Is Arrested
Ms. Jiang Guimei, an employee of Zou City Yan Ore Geology Company, recently escaped from the Jining City Brainwashing Center in Yanzhou. Her workplace continued to harass her, with Kong Lingjun, the Security Section chief, taking the lead by requesting that Jiang Guimei write the so-called "Guarantee Statement" (2) guaranteeing not to practice Falun Gong, along with the "Repentance Statement" (3). Jiang Guimei refused. On June 2, this group of people tied up Jiang with rope and took her away. Her whereabouts are currently unknown.
People directly responsible for the persecution:
Shandong Province Zou City Yan Ore Geology Company Security Section chief, Kong Lingjun:
86-537-5399568 (Office), 86-537-5399117 (Office), 86-537-5399678 (Home), 86-13853763086 (Cell)8. [Dazhou City, Sichuan Province] Ten Dafa Practitioners Are Abducted
On the afternoon of June 4, 2004, Tongchuan District National Security officers arrested ten Falun Gong practitioners in Dazhou City, Sichuan Province, only because they studied Falun Gong books together and shared experiences in cultivation. Two practitioners' homes were ransacked, and three practitioners have been released. It has been determined that the raid is related to Jiang's visit in Dazhou. The provincial Public Security Department has notified all the public security bureaus, local police stations, and companies to take strict precautions against Falun Gong practitioners, and not allow gatherings.
9. [Linyi City, Shandong Province] Du Yihe Is Sentenced to 3 Years Forced Labor
Mr. Du Yihe, 41, lives in Caiyuan Village, Sucun Town, Yinan County, Linyi City. On June 19, 2003, he was sentenced to 3 years forced labor, is now detained in a forced labor camp.
10. [Shandong Province] Ms. Sun Shufang Xinwen Is Illegally Sent to a Forced Labor Camp by Mining Industry Group "610 Office" and Police
Ms. Sun Shufang is an employee of the Coal Washing Factory, Sun Village Coal Mine, Xinwen Mining Industry Group. At the end of January 2004, the Xinwen "610 Office" and the public security section arrested her, ransacked her home and confiscated Falun Gong books and materials. Sun Shufang was sentenced to 2 years forced labor, and is being held in the Jinan Female Forced Labor Camp. The "610 Office" and the public security section of Xinwen Mining Industry Group go all out to persecute Falun Gong practitioners. They torture practitioners with electric batons and rubber clubs, and hang up and beat practitioners, etc. Several practitioners have been illegally sent to the forced labor camp.
Jiang Jiasuo, Xinwen Mining Industry Group public security section chief: 86-538-7872008 (Home)
11. [Zhongjiang County, Sichuan Province] Jing Huiping Is Arrested for Distributing Dafa Truth-clarification Materials
After 3:00 p.m. on May 3, 2004, Ms. Jing Huiping was handing out flyers entitled "What is True Patriotism?" and "Awakening of a Public Security Officer in China" in the Zhongjiang Beimen station of Fashion City. Li Chaoqing, the Zhongjiang Daxi Street Residents' Committee director, grabbed Jing Huiping and pushed her to the ground, and reported her to the police. Jing Huiping is being held in Zhongjiang Nanmen Detention Center, and has been interrogated by Zhongjiang police officer Liu Hao.
Relevant telephone numbers:
Zhongjiang Daxi Street Residents' Committee director Li Chaoqing: 86-8387202891
Zhongjiang police officer Liu Hao: 86-838-7214698 (Home) 12. [Wangqing County, Jilin Province] Li Youcun Is Arrested While Clarifying the Truth
Mr. Li Youcun, 39, is a Dafa practitioner from Wangqing County, Jilin Province. On May 25, 2004, the police arrested him while he was telling people the truth of the persecution, and detained him in the Wangqing Forestry Bureau Detention Center. In March 2000, Li Youcun was arrested and sentenced to two years forced labor. He has been very steadfast in the labor camp, did not compromise with the evil. The labor camp extended his term for nearly 10 months. The Jilin Province Jiutai Forced Labor Camp didn't release him until early 2003. Afterwards, he has been telling every person he met about the persecution, about what he experienced and witnessed in the labor camp, of the vicious persecution by the police of Dafa practitioners, and of the wonderfulness of Dafa. This time he was arrested when he went by himself to tell people the truth in the mountain areas after working hours.
13. [Fuxin City, Liaoning Province] Ms. Lu Liangna Is Secretly Sentenced to 3 Years Forced Labor by Haizhou District Court
Ms. Lu Liangna of Fuxin City, Liaoning Province has been illegally detained in Fuxin City Xindi Detention Center for more than a year. Not long ago, Fuxin City Haizhou District Court put her on trial without notifying her family members. Many Dafa practitioners went to the trial venue in succession after they learned about it, and sent forth righteous thoughts inside and outside the court. This caused the evil to wind up hastily holding the trial of Lu Liangna in vain. More recently, the Haizhou District Court secretly sentenced Lu Liangna to three years in a forced labor camp, without following any legal procedures. Lu Liangna has appealed to Fuxin City Intermediate Court.
The phone numbers of relevant personnel:
Fuxin City Intermediate People's Court office: 86-418-2826897
Fuxin City Intermediate People's Court committee member: Chen Lizhen, 86-418-2281506
14. [Zhongxiang City, Hubei Province] Cai Jinlan Is Held in a Brainwashing Center
Ms. Cai Jinlan is a staff member of Hubei Province Zhongxiang City Yingziju Phosphorite Factory. The factory director was instructed by the Huji Local Police Station police, and hypocritically approached Cai with the excuse of finding out the truth about Falun Gong. He ascertained from Cai that she has been posting, and distributing Falun Gong truth-clarifying slogans and flyers in the local area. On April 22, 2004, when Cai Jinlan was working at Yingziju Phosphorite, Huji Local Police Station assistant-manager Gong Daoxi, in collusion with the factory manager Huang Jian, arrested her, and sent her to the Wuhan City Brainwashing Center.
Directly responsible person:
Huang Jian: 86-13908694686 (Cell)
Address: Yingziju Phosphorite Jinying Phosphorus Limited Company, Zhongxiang City, Hubei
Province, China Postcode: 431911
Gong Daoxi, Address: Huji Town Local Police Station, Zhongxiang City, Hubei Province, China
15. [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Tian Zidong Is Sentenced to Two Years Forced Labor
Dafa practitioner Tian Zidong is an employee of the Jilin Province Changchun Railway Cargo Section, and has been highly praised by the workplace cadres and colleagues for his excellent performance. On May 13, 2004, he once talked about the truth of Falun Gong at work and was reported by other personnel. The cadres feared bearing responsibility, so they reported him to the Shenyang Railway Public Security Bureau, Changchun Railway Branch. Tian Zidong has received a sentence of two years of forced labor, and he is being held in the Chaoyanggou Forced Labor Camp.
16. [Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Li Shufen Is Arrested
Daqing Oil Extraction Factory employee Ms. Li Shufen was arrested while she was making Dafa truth-clarification materials. Her child, a grade 2 high school student was left home alone.
17. [Zhaodong City, Heilongjiang Province] Elderly Practitioner Ms. Wang Wanzhen Becomes Homeless to Avoid the Persecution
Ms. Wang Wanzhen is over 60 years old, and is a Dafa practitioner in Zhaodong City, Heilongjiang Province. She has been repeatedly persecuted for practicing Falun Gong. She was sentenced to three years imprisonment for distributing truth-clarification flyers, and only released last year. In April 2004, she rented a room. When she was tidying up Dafa truth-clarification materials at home, she was discovered by the surveillance personnel from the public security bureau. She was then detained by Zhaodong Qianjin Local Police Station manager Wang Huanwen and policeman Sun Lidong. She was unconditionally released after 15 days. Facing a steadfast Falun Gong practitioner utterly discomfited Sun Lidong and he forced the landlord not to rent the room to Wang Wanzhen any longer. Wang had nowhere to stay, so she was forced to become homeless. Her whereabouts are unknown. Wang Wanzhen's daughter, who lives in Cangwu Town, Zhaodong City, heard about it, and went to pick up what Wang Wanzhen had left in the rental property. The police of Cangwu Town immediately went to monitor her, and threatened they would arrest Wang Wanzhen once they saw her.
18. [Xintai City, Shandong Province] Liu Yang and Father Liu Shanliang Are Detained
During the time of the "Two Congress Meetings" in Beijing, the Xintai City Wennan Town "610 Office" and Public Security Sub-bureau closely followed the Jiang regime to persecute Falun Gong practitioners. When they carried through the so-called investigation in Wennan Town Yi Family Wuzi Village, the village secretary did not protect the villagers, instead he said, "Liu Yang in our village is still actively practicing." As a result, Liu Yang was arrested, and on March 30 was sentenced to two years in a forced labor camp. He is being held in the Zibo City Wang Village Forced Labor Camp. Liu Shanliang, the father of Liu Yang, is also a Dafa practitioner, and left home in order to avoid being persecuted. When he returned home on the night of April 12, he was arrested. It was reported that not long ago the Xintai City "610 Office" sent Liu Shanliang to Wang Village Brainwashing Center. Liu Shanliang's younger sister Liu Shankan, who works for Luneng Group Xinwen Factory, also practices Falun Gong. She was once held in Wang Village Brainwashing Center for a month.
19. [Shandong Province] Mengyin County "610 Office" Arrests Two Dafa Practitioners
Around midnight on May 2, 2004, the Mengyin County "610 Office" gathered more than 20 people, and arrested Dafa practitioners Zhao Leyou of Zhaojia Village, Wennan Town, Xintai City, and Ms. Qi. The village secretary participated in the raid. They confiscated Falun Gong books, materials, and cash from the two practitioners. Ms. Qi's husband Zhao Xisan was away at work, and when he returned on the second day, he saw the front gate and all the doors were wide open, and it was very messy everywhere. He was told by his neighbor that his wife had been taken away. Not long before the raid, the Mengyin County "610 Office" had arrested Qi's younger sister Qi Jianhua (from Taizhuang Village, Changlu Town, Mengyin County), elder brother Qi Jianting (from Changlu Village, Changlu Town, Mengyin County), and Wang Hong (from Changlu Town, Yang Chuanbao from Zhangtai Village), and detained them in the Mengyin County Detention Center for nearly a month.
(1). "610 Office" is 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.
(2). "Guarantee Statement" is 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.
(3). "Repentance Statement" - In this statement the practitioner is forced to admit remorse for practicing Falun Gong, promise to give up Falun Gong, and never again associate with other practitioners or go to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong.