Latest News from China - September 9, 2004
- [Heilongjiang Province] Heilongjiang Provincial Women's Jail Uses Brutal Tortures on Falun Dafa Practitioners During Their Hunger Strike
- [Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Tang Yi Is Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Telling People the Facts about Falun Dafa
- [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Dafa Practitioner Lu Jitang Is Arrested
- [Laishui County, Hebei Province] Falun Dafa Practitioners Suffer from Being Force-fed with Salt Water During Hunger Strike
- [Fuan City, Fujiang Province] Dafa Practitioners Are Sentenced to Prison Terms for Telling People the Facts about Falun Dafa
- [Kunming City, Yunnan Province] Dafa Practitioner Jiang Yuliu Is on a Hunger Strike for the Second Time While in Jail
- [Kunming City, Yunnan Province] Falun Dafa Practitione Song Lixia Is Arrested in Secrecy
- [Linyi County, Shanxi Province] Police Arrest Innocent People to Extort Money
- [Jiangmen City, Guangdong Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Liang Ruiqiang Is Arrested for Distributing Truth-Clarifying Materials
- [Wuchang City, Hubei Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Zhang Huaping Is Arrested While Distributing Truth-Clarifying Materials
- [Zhaoyang City, Jilin Province] Wife of Dafa Practitioner Chen Baofeng Is Arrested and Has Money Extorted by Police
- [Dazhou City, Sichuan Province] Thirteen Dafa Practitioners Are Arrested While Sending Forth Righteous Thoughts
- [Changsha City, Hunan Province] Two Dafa Practitioners Are Force-fed in Changsha City First Detention Center
- [Weihai City, Shandong Province] Dafa Practitioners Xu Caihua and Xu Yinghui Are Arrested for Clarifying the Truth to People
- [Tangshan City, Hebei Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Shen Jicun Passed Away in April 2001 Due to the Persecution
- [Weihai City, Shandong Province] Dafa Practitioner Zhou Airong Is Sentenced to Three Years in Prison
- [Rongcheng City, Shandong Province] Eighteen-Year-Old Falun Dafa Practitioner, Wang Lingling, Is Sent to Wangcun Women's Forced Labor Camp
- [Weifang City, Shandong Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Chen Jiaxin Is Secretly Detained by Police for More Than Twenty Days
- [Linyi City, Shandong Province] Several Falun Dafa Practitioners from Yishui County Are Arrested and Their Household Goods Are Confiscated
- [Jilin Province] Exposing Atrocities Committed by Jiutai Yinmahe Forced Labor Camp in Torturing Falun Dafa Practitioners
- [Inner Mogolia] Chifeng City News Brief
- [Changde City, Hunan Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Liu Yuqing Is Arrested and His Household Goods Are Confiscated
1. [Heilongjiang Province] Heilongjiang Provincial Women's Jail Uses Brutal Tortures on Falun Dafa Practitioners During Their Hunger Strike
Falun Dafa practitioners imprisoned at Heilongjiang Provincial Women's Jail are on a hunger strike. They are calling for the end of the persecution, their citizens' rights restored, and the restoration of their rights to read Falun Dafa books and do the exercises. They also want the reputation of Dafa and its Teacher restored. Jail guards use every cruel means to torture practitioners. The group hunger strike began August 2 and as of September 6 they were still on the hunger strike. The lives of these practitioners are in grave danger. Jail officers called the relatives of the practitioners to try and stop the hunger strike. Detailed information is unavailable.
2. [Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Tang Yi Is Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Telling People the Facts about Falun Dafa
Mr. Tang Yi is a Falun Dafa practitioner whose health was bad since childhood. He started practicing Dafa in his senior year of college. He became strong and healthy and his outlook on life became positive. Mr. Tang has a deep understanding of Falun Dafa. He was arrested while clarifying the truth about Falun Dafa to people and was sentenced to six years in prison by the Hangzhou City Xihu Section Court.
3. [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Dafa Practitioner Lu Jitang Is Arrested
Around August 3, Falun Dafa practitioner Lu Jitang was arrested at his home during the night. He was taken by the "610 Office" and Public Security Bureau in Shijiazhuang City, Zanhuang County. This arrest was lead by Lu Guiping and Zhang Yanjun. Lu Jitang is now detained in the Zanhuang County Detention Center. No detailed information is available. His mother, over eighty years old, is worried about her son and cries all day.
Relevant phone numbers:
Zanhuang County, Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province (Post office number: 051200, Area code: 311)
Public Security Section Head, Lu Guiping (female): 86-311-4223600 (Office)
Zanhuang County, Shijiazhuang City "610 Office" Deputy Chief, Zhang Yanjun: 86-311-4221981 (Home).
4. [Laishui County, Hebei Province] Falun Dafa Practitioners Suffer from Being Force-fed with Salt Water During Hunger Strike
Six Dafa practitioners have been imprisoned by the Laishui County Detention Center for six to sixteen months. They include: Lu Guifen, Zhang Xiuqi, Jin Ruihong, Fang Yongshen and Kui Fenglan. No family members are allowed to visit them, unless they pay 100 yuan (1) for each visit. Four of the practitioners have gone on a hunger strike to protest the illegal actions. The "610 Office" personnel from Laishui County took practitioners to the Laishui County Hospital and forced-fed them with salt water. They are also being beaten. As of September 7, these practitioners have been on hunger strike for six days. Their lives are in grave danger. The "610 Office" personnel still refuse their family members the right to visit these practitioners.
Laishui County "610 Office" Chief: Wang Fucai
Laishui County responsible for the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners: Suo Baogui
Yang Jinlong (the person who has been beating practitioners)
5. [Fuan City, Fujiang Province] Dafa Practitioners Are Sentenced to Prison Terms for Telling People the Facts about Falun Dafa
Several Falun Dafa practitioners were arrested while telling people the facts about Falun Dafa. Public Security officers charged them with the crime of "conspiring to destroy national security," and sentenced them to varied prison terms:
Ms. Liu Luolin, two years;
Mr. Liu Jiangquang. two years;
Ms. Huang Julan, one and a half years;
Ms. Lian Ying, one year;
Ms. Ying Lian, one year.
6. [Kunming City, Yunnan Province] Dafa Practitioner Jiang Yuliu Is on a Hunger Strike for the Second Time While in Jail
Mr. Jiang Yuliu, a teacher at Kunming City Second Professional Middle School, was arrested and his household goods were confiscated, because he distributed truth-clarifying VCDs. He was subpoenaed unlawfully five times. On July 7, 2004, Jiang Yuliu was sent to the Dapingba Second Forced Labor Camp without any proper legal procedures. Mr. Jiang went on a hunger strike for more than ten days to protest the illegal imprisonment. His six-months pregnant wife is alone at home without anyone to care for her.
Relevant phone numbers:
Kunming City Forced Labor Camp: 86-871-3017125
Yunnan Provincial Forced Labor Committee: 86-871-4189125
Panlong Branch National Security Brigade: 86-871-3387952
Yunnan Provincial Second Forced Labor Camp:
Camp Administrator: 86-878-4861050
Deputy Administrator: 86-878-4861077
Discipline and Inspection Commission: 86-878-4861146
7. [Kunming City, Yunnan Province] Falun Dafa Practitione Song Lixia Is Arrested in Secrecy
Falun Dafa practitioner Song Lixia from the Yunnan Provincial Asphalt Supply Station, was imprisoned in the Yunnan Provincial Women Forced Labor Camp beyond her prison term. In February of 2004, she was release and returned to her work unit. She was again secretly arrested at the end of August, and her current whereabouts are not known.
Phone number of Yunnan Provincial Asphalt Supply Station: 86-871-3511692
8. [Linyi County, Shanxi Province] Police Arrest Innocent People to Extort Money
For several years, the public security police in Linyi County of Shanxi Province arrested Dafa practitioners. They extorted money from their families in exchange for releasing practitioners. Not long ago, Dafa practitioner Lian Lian, from Sanguan Township in Linyi County, was arrested for distributing truth-clarifying materials and was sentenced to 18 months in prison. Police asked her family to pay twenty thousand yuan for her release. Similar cases have happened many times. One practitioner was arrested twice and released for payments of ten thousand yuan each time.
9. [Jiangmen City, Guangdong Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Liang Ruiqiang Is Arrested for Distributing Truth-Clarifying Materials
Mr. Liang Ruiqiang, 29, is a Dafa practitioner from Lidong Village of Lile County in Jiangmen City. On the afternoon of September 6, 2004, the Pengjiang Section Public Security Branch Station arrested him while he was distributing truth-clarifying materials on the street. He is being held in the Qunxing Section of Daxikeng Jiangmen Detention Center. Family visits are not allowed.
Relevant phone numbers:
Jiangmen Detention Center: 86-750-3260732
Pengjiang Public Security Branch Station: 86-750-3487081
10. [Wuchang City, Hubei Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Zhang Huaping Is Arrested While Distributing Truth-Clarifying Materials
Dafa practitioner Zhang Huaping is a faculty member of the Hubei Engineering College. He was arrested while distributing truth-clarifying materials at a supermarket.
11. [Zhaoyang City, Jilin Province] Wife of Dafa Practitioner Chen Baofeng Is Arrested and Has Money Extorted by Police
Dafa practitioner Chen Baofeng was forced to become homeless to avoid the persecution. His wife, Li Guiyun, must sell vegetables in the market to support her family. Police officers Wu Baoliang and Fan Tielin, from the Zhaoyang County Public Security Bureau, arrested Li Guiyun on July 19, 2004, while she was at the market selling vegetables. They wanted five thousand yuan from her. When she did not give them the money, they threatened her with hard labor. If she gives them the money, they say she will be released.
Phone number of Wu Baoliang's home: 86-421-2818504
12. [Dazhou City, Sichuan Province] Thirteen Dafa Practitioners Are Arrested While Sending Forth Righteous Thoughts
At 5 p.m. on August 21, Dafa practitioners from the Tongchuan Section of Dazhou City in Sichuan Province gathered together to send forth righteous thoughts to eliminate evil factors during a visit by a head persecutor to Guang'an. Police from Tongchuan Section Public Security Brigade and Dazhou City Public Security arrested thirteen practitioners. The household items of one practitioner were confiscated; they took away a computer, some truth-clarifying materials and the book Zhuan Falun. Three elderly practitioners were released that night. Three practitioners were detained for ten days and six practitioners for thirteen days. One practitioner is still being detained.
13. [Changsha City, Hunan Province] Two Dafa Practitioners Are Force-fed in Changsha City First Detention Center
One Dafa materials production site in Zhangsha City of Hunan Province was destroyed on August 18 and three practitioners were arrested. Practitioners Xiao Lei and Xiao L are being held in Changsha City First Detention Center. They are on a hunger strike protesting the persecution. Their painful cries while being force-fed can be heard. Seven or eight strong male prisoners usually do the forced feedings, instead of the jail medical personnel. The victim's lips and throats are often punctured during the brutal process. The scene is horrible to watch. If the prisoners fail to forced-feed them, then the prison guards encourage prisoners to beat practitioners. One practitioner was able to get away from the detention after being on a hunger strike for more than ten days (details are not known).
14. [Weihai City, Shandong Province] Dafa Practitioners Xu Caihua and Xu Yinghui Are Arrested for Clarifying the Truth to People
On the morning of August 10, 2004, Ms. Xu Caihua and Ms. Xu Yinghui, from Jinji Village in Boyu County of Weihai City, went to Zhaojia Village to tell people the truth about Falun Dafa and distribute truth-clarifying materials. People who do not know the truth about Falun Dafa reported them. At about 5:00 p.m., police from Boyu Police Station and Weihai "610 Office" agents entered their homes, confiscated household goods and ransacked the homes. Xu Yinghui's two daughters were at home during the frightening scene and cried. People witnessing this scene were angry, but nobody dared to say anything. The details are under investigation.
15. [Tangshan City, Hebei Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Shen Jicun Passed Away in April 2001 Due to the Persecution
Tangshan Dafa practitioner Shen Jicun, 47, was an employee of Kailuan Jinggezhuang Mine in Tangshan City. He lived at Shen Zhuang in Liyuan County, Kaiping Section of Tangshan City. Since Jiang's regime initiated the persecution of Falun Gong on July 20, 1999, he has been arrested and sent to brainwashing classes many times. Mr. Shen was unwilling to give up practicing Falun Dafa. He was constantly under surveillance and without any personal freedom. In 2000, Tangshan City Administration detained him. In 2001, Liyuan County Police Station took Mr. Shen to Tangshan First Detention Center. After a trial, he was fined four thousand yuan. He was under surveillance when he returned to work and his salary was reduced. Shen Jicun passed away in April 2001 under severe mental and physical pressure.
16. [Weihai City, Shandong Province] Dafa Practitioner Zhou Airong Is Sentenced to Three Years in Prison
Dafa practitioner Zhou Airong from Quandengjia Village of Boyu County was serving a three-year forced labor sentence in Wangcun Forced Labor Camp. The police kept a letter she had written for three months to prevent her situation from being known. Ms. Zhou was finally able to let her situation be known after some effort.
17. [Rongcheng City, Shandong Province] Eighteen-Year-Old Falun Dafa Practitioner Wang Lingling Is Sent to Wangcun Women's Forced Labor Camp
On May 22, 2004, 18-year-old Dafa practitioner Wang Lingling from Wangcun Village in Lidao County of Rongcheng City, Shandong Province was arrested by a police officer from the Mengzi County Police Station and was held in the Rongcheng City Detention Center for fifteen days. All she had done was tell people the truth about Falun Dafa. Ms. Wang was then held in the Rongcheng City Detention Center for another twenty days before she was transferred to the Zibowangcun Women's Forced Labor Camp.
Responsible unit phone numbers:
Rongcheng City Detention Center: 86-631-7564324
Rongcheng City Guarding Center: 86-631-7564224
Rongchen County Police Station, Rongcheng City: 86-631-7621043
18. [Weifang City, Shandong Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Chen Jiaxin Is Secretly Detained by Police for More Than Twenty Days
Chen Jiaxin, 35, is a Dafa practitioner from Wushan County of Anqin City in Shandong Province. He was illegally sentenced to three years of hard labor in 2001, because he practices Falun Dafa. He suffered a mental collapse as a result of torture during forced labor and was released. Mr. Chen disappeared last month and his family cannot find him. It was later learned that Chen Jiaxin was again arrested by the Wushan Police Station and sent to Anqin Detention Center. He was tortured for twenty days at the center before he was released.
19. [Linyi City, Shandong Province] Several Falun Dafa Practitioners from Yishui County Are Arrested and Their Household Goods Are Confiscated
On September 1, 2004, Dafa practitioners Li Xiuying, Li Mingyan and Zhang Aifeng from Yishui County, Linyi City, Shandong Province, went to visit Mr. Ma Xiangliang and Mrs. Zhang Daomei's home in Cuijiayu County to share their cultivation experiences. After being reported to the police, Cuijiayu County government arrested them and confiscated their household goods. They are being held in the Yishui County Detention Center.
20. [Jilin Province] Exposing Atrocities Committed by Jiutai Yinmahe Forced Labor Camp in Torturing Falun Dafa Practitioners
Police in Jiutai Yinmahe Forced Labor Camp enforced the so-called "transformation" of practitioners by carrying out inhuman torture of Falun Dafa practitioners. According to the latest news, Dafa practitioner Wang Zhen has been tortured to near death. Although his life is in grave danger, the camp still refuses to release him. The camp is blatantly ignoring the law and trampling on human rights by illegally sentencing practitioners, extending sentences and sending practitioners to brainwashing sessions.
Responsible units and personal phone numbers:
Jiutai Forced Labor Camp: 86-431-2511058
Examination Office: 86-431-2511261
Education Section: 86-431-2511834
Guo Junpeng, Camp manager: 86-431-2511197
Zheng Hailing, Management Section Chief: 86-13331651669
Hygienic Dept Chief: 86-13844002938
21. [Inner Mogolia] Chifeng City News Brief
Mogolian Dafa practitioner Ms. Siqin, a 37-year-old teacher at Pingzhuang Middle School in the Yuanbaoshan Section of Chifeng City, was sentenced to three years in prison in 2001. She refused to be "transformed" while in jail and suffered inhuman torture. She was unwilling to give up her belief in "Truthfulness, Benevolence and Forbearance." Because of this Ms. Siqin was sent to Chifeng Brainwashing Class even though her prison term had expired. She is once again being tortured both mentally and physically. Another Dafa practitioner, Zhao Hongyu, is also being sent there.
In the last month, five practitioners have been arrested at the Xilutian Mine in the Yuanbaoshan Section of Chifeng City. Several practitioners were forced to leave their homes to avoid being arrested.
Chifeng City Public Security "610 Office": 86-476-8339595
22. [Changde City, Hunan Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Liu Yuqing Is Arrested and His Household Goods Are Confiscated
At about 3 p.m. on July 22, 2004, several policemen arrested Falun Dafa practitioner Liu Yuqing on his way home. At about 5 p.m., several policemen entered Mr. Liu's home without showing any warrant document. They took away Falun Gong exercise instruction tapes, some tapes Mr. Liu made and about one hundred boxes of tapes. They asked Mr. Liu's wife to sign the receipt. She told them that what they are doing is illegal and refused to sign it. Later, she found that some gold jewelry worth more than 3,000 yuan had disappeared.
The policemen involved are:
Tan Sanming, Nie Zuoming, Xiong Fang, Li Xinming, and Bereau Chief Wang
(1) Yuan is the unit of currency in China; 500 yuan is equal to the average monthly income of an urban worker in China.