Latest News from China - October 3, 2005
[Huludao City, Liaoning Province] Practitioners Wang Yuanju and Li Dongmei Arrested
1. [Mudanjiang City, Heilongjiang Province] Police Break into Zhang Ping's Home and Arrest Her
Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Zhang Ping lives in the Qingfu Residential Area in the Dong'an District of Mudanjiang City. During the early morning of September 23, 2005, without going through any legal process and without Zhang Ping or her family member's permission, they invaded her home. The perpetrators were personnel from the Mudanjiang City Police Department who collaborated with personnel from the Political & Security Section, the Dong'an District Police Department and used a specific lock-prying technique to open the door to Zhang Ping's home. Zhang Ping's neighbors and relatives condemned the police's actions and tried to stop them. Because of the voiced criticism, these policemen called up several more policemen and forcibly took Zhang Ping away. The next morning, police ransacked Zhang Ping's place and confiscated a printer and some materials.
Shortly afterward we heard that Zhang Ping had been sent to the Mudanjiang City Hospital.
Telephone numbers of relevant units:
(Country code: 86, area code: 453)
Switchboard, Mudanjiang City Police Department: 6282222
Political & Security Team, Mudanjiang City Police Department: 6282523
Switchboard for the Dong'an District Police Department: 6922525
Chief's Office, Dong'an District Police Department: 6935656
2. [Chongqing] Yu Suhua and Yu Deming Arrested and Taken to a Brainwashing Class
Falun Gong practitioners, sister and brother Ms. Yu Suhua and Mr. Yu Deming from Tongjiaqiao, Shapingba District were abducted and taken to a brainwashing class after their homes were ransacked.
On September 29, 2005, personnel from the Shapingba District Police Department, the Shapingba District 610 Office, and the Tongjiaqiao Police Station, together with Wang Jun, chief of the Security Section from the Shapingba District Division, Chongqing City Broadcasting & Television Bureau broke into the practitioners' homes. The perpetrators confiscated two desktop computers used by their children to study, two printers and some Falun Dafa books. They then took the sister and brother to the Jingkou Town Brainwashing Class in Shapingba District.
3. [Anshun City, Guizhou Province] Three Falun Gong Practitioners Taken to a Brainwashing Class
Prior to October 1, 2005, practitioners Chen Weifen, Liu Qunying and Zhang Weiyi were arrested and sent to a newly set-up brainwashing class. The brainwashing class location is at the Maomaodong Reservoir Management Institute outside of Zhangjiaping Village, Anshun City.
4. [Qingdao City, Shandong Province] Practitioner Zhang Wanxia Incarcerated at the Wangcun Forced Labor Camp for an Extended Term
Practitioner Ms. Zhang Wanxia from Qingdao City has been incarcerated for two years at the Wangcun Women's No. 2 Forced Labor Camp. Her term expired in mid-September 2005. During the two years she never gave in and suffered cruel mistreatment and other torture. Right now, personnel at the forced labor camp have neither informed her family nor released her.
5. [Linqu County, Shandong Province] Police Arrest Sun Jiansheng While He was Making a Falun Dafa Sign
Practitioner Sun Jiansheng is a resident of Xijun Village, Chengguan Street Administrative Committee, Linqu County. One evening about ten days ago, police arrested him while he was making a Falun Dafa sign. He is currently being held at the County Detention Center.
6. [Huludao City, Liaoning Province] Wang Yuanju Sentenced to Three Years of Forced Labor
Practitioner Wang Yuanju from Huludao City was sentenced to three years of forced labor. On September 30, 2005 he was sent to the Huludao City Forced Labor Camp.
7. [Tianjin] A Falun Dafa Materials Production Center in the Heping District Destroyed - Jiang Lili Arrested
Recently, personnel from the Heping District Police Department destroyed a Falun Dafa materials production center in the Heping District and forcibly arrested practitioner Jiang Lili. It's said that the Heping District Police Department chief personally ordered twenty policemen to break into the practitioner's home. They confiscated 200 copies of Zhuan Falun and other materials and equipment.
8. [Tianjin] Three Practitioners Arrested for Distributing Falun Dafa Truth-Clarifying Materials
Practitioners Yang Dong, Guan Hongyan and Wang Shiyuan from the Nankai District in Tianjin City were arrested for distributing Dafa truth-clarifying materials. Their whereabouts are unknown.
9. [Laiwu City, Shandong Province] Three Practitioners Arrested
At around 1:00 a.m. on September 30, 2005, more than twenty armed policemen climbed up a ladder and got into practitioner Ms. Shang's home yard in Wenyang Village. They arrested the practitioner couple Mr. Qi Yingjun and Ms. Chen Lianmei and practitioner Shang and her husband, though Shang's husband does not practice Falun Gong.
10. [Tieling City, Liaoning Province] Zhang Hua Arrested for Putting up Falun Dafa Truth-Clarifying Posters
Shortly after 9:00 p.m. on September 27, 2005, practitioner Zhang Hua from Tieling City was taken away for putting up Falun Dafa truth-clarifying posters. At present Zhang is being held at the Tieling City Detention Center.
11. [Weifang City, Shandong Province] Liu Xingwu and Jiao Huifang Held at a Brainwashing Center
During the afternoon of September 17, 2005, personnel from the Weifang City National Security Team arrested practitioner Liu Xingwu from Majiazhuang Village, Hualong Town, Shouguang City, Shandong Province. At 8:00 p.m. they also arrested practitioner Ms. Jiao Huifang from Weifang City. Now they are all being held at a Weifang City Brainwashing Center.
12. [Chongqing] Middle School Teacher Tang Weide Arrested and Home Ransacked
During the afternoon of September 24, 2005, personnel from the Dazu County Police Department and from the Shima Town Police Station arrested practitioner Tang Weide, a middle school teacher in the town. They ransacked Tang's home and confiscated a computer and a printer.
13. [Anping County, Hebei Province] Ma Zhanfeng Sentenced to Seven Years of Imprisonment
In February 2004, local 610 Office personnel arrested practitioner Mr. Ma Zhanfeng from his home and sent him directly to the Henshui City Detention Center. Police did not permit any visits during the secret detention. Six months later he was sentenced to seven years of imprisonment at a court in Henshui City. He is currently being held at the Tangshan City Yanchang Prison.
14. [Liaozhong County, Liaoning Province] Personnel from Dahei Township Police Station Arrest Practitioner Long Jinghe When He Distributed Falun Dafa Truth-Clarifying Materials
At around 11:00 p.m. on October 1, 2005, personnel from the Dahei Township Police Station arrested practitioner Mr. Long Jinghe from Liaozhong County, Shenyang City when he distributed Falun Dafa truth-clarifying materials at the township.
Police beat him severely, creating bruises all over his body. His eyes and face were severely swollen.
Dahei Township Police Station: 86-24-87951210
Political Security Section of the Liaozhong County Police Department: 86-24-87881647
15. [Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] Practitioner Shi Lei Brutally Beaten in a Brainwashing Class
Late on the evening of September 12, 2005, 610 Office personnel arrested practitioner Mr. Shi Lei from Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province and sent him to the Guangzhou City Legal Educational School, which is in fact a brainwashing center. On September 29, when his mother visited him at the brainwashing class Shi Lei said, "I was beaten and not even allowed to tell my family."
Shi Lei's family noticed that though only two weeks had passed, Shi Lei had lost a lot of weight. Officers at the brainwashing class only allow a few minutes talk between Shi Lei and his family in fear of exposure of tortures in the brainwashing class.
When Shi Lei's wife came to visit him, she noticed that Shi Lei stayed in a separate room alone, sitting on a small bench. There was only a table and a toilet. No bed was supplied. His wife asked, "Don't you let him sleep?" His brainwashing class guide kept silent. A while later one person answered, "Yes, we do let him sleep. A folding bed will be brought over in the evening." Shi Lei has requested a medical check of his injuries.
Related address and phone numbers:
Guangzhou City Legislative School (a brainwashing center)
Address: Xizhou North Road, #56, Chatou, Baiyun District, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, People's Republic of China, zip code: 510435
Principal: Pan Jinhua 86-20-81730648, Political Head: Li Xuezhen 86-20-81730767
16. [Qingdao City, Shandong Province] Details of Cao Jinpo's Arrest
During the evening of September 23, 2005, practitioner Ms. Cao Jinpo, around 50 years old, was reported when posting Falun Dafa truth-clarifying stickers. Administrative personnel from the Chengyang District of Qingdao City arrested her, though they did not have any evidence. On September 25 she was put into the Qingdao City Dashan No. 3 Detention Center.
17. [Beijing] Yan Peng Arrested
At around 4:00 p.m. on September 28, 2005, three police officers went to practitioner Mr. Yan Peng's work unit, arrested him and ransacked his home. Then they took Yan Peng to the Chaoyang District Taiyanggong Police Station in Beijing and later transferred him to the Chaoyang District Guanzhuang Detention Center. His family discussed this with the police, however, the police still did not permit any visits.
18. [Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] Shi Lei Detained at a Brainwashing Center
During the middle of the night on September 11, seven or eight policemen from a local station went to practitioner Mr. Shi Lei's home. They knocked on the door and said, "We visit you to celebrate the mid-autumn festival." Shi Lei refused to open the door. Then they forcibly pried the door open and illegally arrested Shi Lei. Zhu Li, Shi Lei's wife, went after them and found two police cars downstairs. She tried to stop the police from taking her husband away in the cars. But the policemen forcibly took Shi Lei away without saying where they were taking him. The next day Zhu Li requested personnel at the police station to release Shi Lei, but her request was refused. The police even refused to pass on some clothes to Shi Lei [that his wife had brought]. On about September 13, Shi Lei called and said he was detained at a brainwashing center.
19. [Jinxi City, Liaoning Province] Chang Xiaoye Arrested for Distributing Truth-clarifying Materials
Mr. Chang Xiaoye, a non-practitioner, is from Suizhong City. Although he hasn't learned Falun Gong, he understood the truth of Dafa via his girlfriend. He often distributed some truth-clarifying materials to common people. On July 2, 2005 he was arrested. By not permitting family visits, the police hope someone will talk and lead them to his girlfriend.
20. [Huludao City, Liaoning Province] Li Qiu Sentenced to Three years of Imprisonment
Practitioner Ms. Li Qiu, an employee of the senior high school of the Nanpiao Mine Administration Bureau in Huludao City, was sentenced to three years of imprisonment. On August 26, 2005 she was sent to the Shenyang City Women's Prison. Policemen didn't allow her to study Falun Gong books nor practice the exercises. As a result, her former diseases, such as dizziness and gynecological problems, relapsed. Prison officials hospitalized her but blatantly demanded money from her family for medical fees.
21. [Shaanxi Province] Ma Yunhua Held at the Shaanxi Province Women's Prison
Practitioner Ms. Ma Yunhua, 55, was previously an employee of the Northwest No. 2 Light Industry Company. In 2001 she escaped from the Shaanxi Province Women's Forced Labor Camp using the power of righteous thoughts. But later she was again arrested and is now again being detained at the Shaanxi Province Women's Prison.
22. [Huludao City, Liaoning Province] Practitioners Wang Yuanju and Li Dongmei Arrested
On September 17, 2005, policemen in Huludao City arrested practitioner Wang Yuanju, who was on duty at the Taikang Life Insurance Company. They also arrested practitioner Ms. Li Dongmei, who was there with Wang Yuanju.
Wang Yuanju is being detained at the Huludao City Forced Labor Camp and Li Dongmei is being held at the Huludao City Detention Center.
October 2, 2005