Latest News from China - December 18, 2005
1. [Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] Ms. Yuan Xiaolin Is on a Hunger Strike at the Guangzhou Women's Prison
Ms. Yuan Xiaolin, 35, graduated from Zhongnan University of Economics and Law and was the loan manager of a bank before she was arrested. On October 20, 2004 she was sentenced to eight years imprisonment and sent to the Guangzhou Women's Prison. Recently it was learned that Ms. Yuan Xiaolin was on a hunger strike. Her family was informed that her health was very poor.
2. [Taicang City, Jiangsu Province] Falun Gong Practitioner Ms. Zhao Yumei Suffered Mental Collapse as a Result of Persecution
One day in 2001, policemen from the Banqiao Police Station of Taicang City deceived Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Zhao Yumei at her workplace, convincing her to go to the station under the pretense of having some questions to ask her. She was sentenced to two years of forced labor simply because she put up several posters with the words "Falun Dafa is Good." The guards tortured her with electric batons and some other cruel methods when she was held at Judong Forced Labor Camp in Jiangsu Province. She suffered a mental collapse as a result of the inhumane torture.
Zhan Huizhong, policeman: 86-512-53583112 (ext. 61722)
3. [Shandong Province] Li Xiaodong Has Been On a Hunger Strike for Nine Days at a Brainwashing Center and Is Now Very Weak
Falun Dafa practitioner Li Xiaodong from the Shengli Oil Field is now held at the Oil Extraction Brainwashing Center. Li has been on hunger strike for nine days and is very weak.
Xia Baocheng, Head of the Oil Extraction Brainwashing Center, Shengli Oil Field:
86-546-8624832 (Office), 86-546-8625037 (Home)
4. [Hebei Province] Sixty-One-Year-Old Mr. Zhang Wenliang Has Been Jailed for More Than Four Years
Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Zhang Wenliang, 61, is a retired military cadre. He served in the Second Artillery Force of the People's Liberation Army. In recent years, he has been imprisoned for more than four years.
Some time ago, after the division that had been designated for persecuting Falun Gong was dismissed, Mr. Zhang Wenliang was transferred to Handan Forced Labor Camp in Hebei Province. It was the third time he was imprisoned since 1999. In 2000, Mr. Zhang was detained for more than one year by the Tangshan City Police Department. In 2002 he was sentenced to two years of forced labor because he appealed for justice for Falun Gong in 2000. During his imprisonment at the Shijiazhuang Forced Labor Camp, Mr. Zhang was deprived of sleep for a very long period of time. As a result, his lower limbs were swollen.
In late 2004, when Mr. Zhang Wenliang went to Beijing to visit his daughter, the Tangshan City Police Department framed him as going to Beijing to appeal for justice for Falun Gong. The policemen sent Mr. Zhang to a forced labor camp for three years for keeping Falun Gong books at home.
5. [Hunan Province] Zeng Zhizong Was Sentenced to Four-and-a-Half-Years of Imprisonment
Mr. Zeng Zhizong, 35, is a teacher at Jinshi Middle School in Lianyuan City, Hunan Province. On November 30, 2004, he was arrested by the local political and judiciary committee, together with the local police department. When his father-in-law protested the police's actions, he was badly beaten and seriously injured. Mr. Zeng was held at the Lianyuan City Detention Center and suffered from inhuman torture because the authorities sought to extort a confession. In July 2005, Mr. Zeng was sentenced to four-and-a-half years of imprisonment and was taken to Changde Prison in Hunan Province.
6. [Zhuzhou City, Hunan Province] Ms. Zeng Liangyu Was Given Three Years of Forced Labor for Clarifying the Truth about Falun Gong
Ms Zeng Liangyu, 33, was a teacher at Liumutang Primary School in Lianyuan City. She was arrested on August 25, 2005, by the local State Security Department, the 610 Office, and the local Political and Judiciary Committee. Her house was also ransacked. Ms. Zeng went on a hunger strike to protest the lawless acts. She was subjected to force-feeding and other forms of abuse. As a result, she suffered a mental collapse. Ms. Zeng was sentenced to three years of forced labor and is now held at the Baimalong Forced Labor Camp in Zhuzhou City, Hunan Province.
7. [Zhuhai City, Guangdong Province] Ms. Liu Chunhong and An Yajun Were Arrested by the 610 Office and Local Police While Picking up Truth-Clarification Materials
On the afternoon of July 23, 2005, Falun Dafa practitioners Ms. Liu Chunhong and An Yajun were arrested by officials of the Zhuhai City 610 Office and the police officers from the Gongbei Port Police Sub-department of Zhuhai City while picking up Falun Gong truth-clarification materials. A lot of the materials were confiscated.
The policemen began to beat Ms. Liu Chunhong right at the roadside and then took her to the Gongbei Port Police Sub-department. When a young policeman commanded Ms. Liu to get on her knees, she resolutely refused. Then the policeman viciously kicked her to the ground and smashed her head against the wall while verbally abusing her. Ms. Liu's head and feet were injured, which took more than twenty days to heal. During her detention at the Meixi No. 1 Detention Center, in Zhuhai City, she went on a hunger strike for seven days and was force-fed. She was given one year of forced labor and taken to the No. 1 Section of the Sanshui Women's Forced Labor Camp in September 2005.
8. [Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] Yang Zongmei was Again Taken to a Brainwashing Center
Falun Dafa practitioner Yang Zongmei from Guangzhou City was illegally arrested by plainclothes police while clarifying the truth of Falun Dafa near a market on October 11, 2005. Two weeks later, Yang Zongmei, who was on a hunger strike at the time, was transferred to Guangzhou City Legal System School (a brainwashing center) in Chatou, Guangzhou City.
The Guangzhou City Legal System School (a brainwashing center):
Address: No. 56, Xizhoubei Road, Chatou, Baiyun District, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, Post Code: 510435
Pan Jinhua, Principal: 86-20-81730648
Li Xuezhen, Political Commissar: 85-20-81730767
9. [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Mr. Liang Zhihong Is Held at the Anshan City Prison
Mr. Liang Zhihong, 38, lives at Xinchengzi District, Shenyang City. He was sentenced to four years of imprisonment for validating Falun Dafa. He was once held at the Lingyuan Prison, where he suffered from corporal punishment, all sorts of torture and forced labor. As a result of the mistreatment, his skull was fractured. Mr. Liang was transferred to Anshan Prison. Recently, the prison stipulated that practitioners who refuse to renounce Falun Gong are, effective immediately, deprived the right of visitation from their families.
Anshan Prison: 86-412-6213135