Latest News from China -- December 31, 2004
1. [Xi'an City, Shaanxi Province] Police Arrest Mr. Li Zhao
Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Li Zhao is in his 50's. He is a teacher at Xi'an City Medical Vocational School. He was arrested when passing out truth-clarifying flyers on December 19, 2004. Police sent him to a detention center that evening. He went on a hunger strike. Later, he was sent to the Ankang Hospital (Prison Hospital) and was tortured there.
2. [Jinan City, Shandong Province] Ms. Li Guilan from Huaiyin District Is Sentenced to Labor Camp
Ms. Li Guilan is a Falun Dafa practitioner in Huaiyin District, Jinan City, Shandong Province. She was arrested on November 21, 2004 when passing out truth-clarifying materials in the market. Police sent her to Liuchangshan Detention Center, and 5 to 6 days later they sentenced her to 21 months in a labor camp. She is presently detained in No.2 Ward of Jiangshuiquan Women's Labor Camp in Jinan City. She has been on a hunger strike ever since.
3. [Jin City, Changde Prefecture, Hunan Province] Ms. Gong Dexiu Is Tortured after Filing a Lawsuit
Ms. Gong Dexiu, 53, is a Falun Dafa practitioner from Jin City, Changde Prefecture, Hunan Province. She used to teach in the Changde Normal School, and she is also a writer. She went to Beijing to the Supreme Court and the Procuratorate to sue Jiang Zemin and Luo Gan on December 6, 2004. None of these government institutions accepted her lawsuit. Later, she blocked the vehicles of the Procuratorate and was arrested. She was sent back to Jin City, and she is now detained in the Jin City Detention Center.
4. [Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] Several Falun Dafa Practitioners in Guangzhou City Are Arrested and Tortured
Ms. Yuan Ming from Guangzhou City Community College has been missing since December 12, 2004. She may have been arrested. There were two other Falun Dafa practitioners from South China Industrial and Technology University arrested during the same time period. Professor Zhang Mengye, Chairman Hu Jintao's college classmate, was surrounded by police.
5. [Qiqihar City, Heilongjiang Province] Police Are Trying to Sentence Falun Dafa Practitioners, Mr. Yu Jinghe and Ms. Yin Bingqin, to a Labor Camp
Police have secretly decided to sentence Falun Dafa practitioners Mr. Yu Jinghe and Ms. Yin Bingqin, who were recently arrested in Longjiang County, to prison.
Relevant phone numbers:
Su Bin, Longjiang County 610 Office Chair, 86-13089756066 (Cell).
Director Chen Yechun (male) of Tongda Police Substation in Longjiang County, 86-452-5823185.
Deputy Director Li Yongkun of Longjiang County Station (in charge of torture of Falun Dafa practitioners), 86-452-5825519, ext. 2306.
6. [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Ms. Mo Lina and Ms. Long Sufen, Arrested and Sent to Masanjia Labor Camp
Ms. Mo Lina, a Falun Dafa practitioner from Shenyang City, Liaoning Province, was arrested by police officer Zhang Yu and other police from the Tiexi District Police Substation on the evening of December 4, 2004 at about 9 p.m. Police sent her directly to Masanjia Labor Camp without any procedures, not even a physical check-up. Ms. Mo shouted "Falun Dafa is great!" in the hallway upon arrival at Masanjia. A group of collaborators covered her mouth and pushed her around.
Ms. Mo was released from Longshan Labor Camp in 2002 because she was diagnosed as having breast cancer. Masanjia Labor Camp intentionally skipped the physical check-up when they admitted her.
Ms. Long Sufen from Shenyang City was also arrested and sent to Masanjia Labor Camp.
7. [Baokang County, Hubei Province] Mr. Zhan Shengguo Is Severely Tortured in Shayang Labor Camp
There have been 13 Falun Dafa practitioners from Baokang County, Hubei Province arrested in the past several years. Five of them were twice put through brainwashing sessions. Among them, Mr. Zhan Shengguo is in his 60s and retired from the position of Deputy Secretary of the County Political Consultation Conference. He was arrested in 2003 and secretly sentenced to 3 years at the labor camp. His physical condition is very poor now, and he is detained in Shayang Labor Camp.
Relevant Phone Numbers:
County Police Station, Office, 86-710-581-2581
Tian Daqin (female), 86-710-588-3398
Chen Jinhua, Deputy Manager, 86-710-581-1287
Chen Deming, 86-710-581-1102
8. [Guangde County, Anhui Province] Ms. Tang Deheng and Mr. Chen Yiquan Sentenced to Prison
Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Tang Deheng was arrested because she mailed Falun Dafa truth-clarifying materials to her local government. She was sentenced to 3 years in prison, but no one knows where she is now. She had been sentenced twice, the first time to 3 years total prison time, for appealing on behalf of Falun Dafa and refusing to give up her cultivation.
Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Chen Yiquan was arrested at his workplace (Guangde County Court) in the middle of December, because he refused to join the brainwashing class held in October 2004. He was sentenced to 18 months at the labor camp and now is held in the Nanhu Labor Camp.
Relevant phone numbers:
Political and Security Office Chair Wu Tianxing (male), 86-563-6041542, 86-13905637760 (Cell).
Party Deputy Secretary Wang Zhongbao (male) of Guangde County, who is in charge of torture of Falun Dafa practitioners, 86-563-6028606 (Office).
Guangde County 610 Office Head Fang Guangwu, 86-563-6022417, 86-563-6050457, 86-13956599335 (Cell).
9. [Jimo City, Shandong Province] Ms. Gao Fengqin Is Sentenced to Labor Camp
Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Gao Fengqin from Chenjiahe Village, Tongji Neighborhood, Jimo City, Shandong Province was arrested at her home on April 23, 2004 by local police substation director Cao Xiancheng (male) and other officers. Police locked her in the Dashan No.3 Detention Center in Qingdao City. After being detained 7 to 8 months, she was then sentenced to 4 years in the labor camp. She was sent to Jinan City Women's Prison on November 3, 2004, which is located on 93 Gongyenan Street, Jinan City.
Relevant Phone Numbers:
Louzi Police Substation, 86-532-2518210, Director Cao Xiancheng, 86-13506484166 (Cell).
Jimo City Court Judge Wang Tianshen, 86-13863961267 (Cell),86-532-5559855 (Home).
Jimo City Police Station 610 Office, 86-532-8552031. Chair Xu Keai, 86-8512105--8204.
10. [Tianmen City, Hubei Province] Ms. Chen Ping Is Tortured
Ms. Chen Ping is 47 years old and started to practice Falun Dafa in 1999. In the summer of 2002, she went to Beijing to appeal on behalf of Dafa. There, police stripped off her clothes and insulted her. She was later detained in Tianmen City No.1 Detention Center and was soon secretly sentenced to 1 year in a labor camp. She had no change of clothes, no money, no bedding but still had to serve in No.9 Ward of Shayang Labor Camp. She was severely tortured mentally by not being allowed to practice Falun Dafa, not being allowed to sleep, constantly being beaten, forced to watch videos slandering Falun Dafa, made to write statements denouncing her practice, and forced to do slave labor. Under such brutal treatment, she became paralyzed and could not walk. The labor camp was afraid of being held responsible for her condition, so they released her on medical parole at the end of 2002.
After returning to a normal environment where she could practice Falun Dafa, she quickly recovered. She could then walk normally. In November 2004, Tianmen City 610 Office personnel abducted her in broad daylight. They sentenced her to 1 year at the labor camp on the charge that she had passed out truth-clarifying materials. It is not known if she is in the No.2 or No. 9 Ward of the Women's Labor Camp.
11. [Tianshui Prefecture, Gansu Province] Mr. Zhang Run and Mr. Hei Huiyu's Prison Terms Extended
Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Zhang Run from Zhangjiachuan County, Gansu Province had his prison term extended by 9 months from April 1 to December 30. Another Falun Dafa practitioner, Mr. Hei Huiyu, also had his term extended by 140 days from August 10 to December 30.
Relevant Phone Numbers:
Deputy Party Secretary of Zhangjiachuan County Yang Rendai (male), 86-13309383013 (Cell).
Party Political and Judiciary Committee Deputy Secretary Ma Qingyuan (male), 86-13893825161 (Cell).
12. [Yantai City, Shandong Province] Ms. Song Xianxia from Laishan District Arrested
Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Song Xianxia from Laishan District, Yantai City, Shandong Province was arrested in November 2004 while posting truth-clarifying materials in Xizhenge Zhuang Village, and she was sent to Fushan Detention Center.
She was tortured by Wang Minghua, 86-535-6891866, ext.1603
13. [Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] Ms. Xie Mingzhu Detained in No.2 Detention Center
Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Xie Mingzhu was arrested by police patrolling the area while she was passing out truth-clarifying materials on November 20, 2004. She is now detained in the Chengdu City No.2 Detention Center.
14. [Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Liu Shujie Detained in Daqing Detention Center
On December 16, 2004, Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Liu Shujie from Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province went to Tiananmen Square. It was snowing, and she was standing under a gate. Two police walked over to question her. They told her that if she practiced Falun Gong, she had to leave. She answered, "Falun Dafa practitioners are good people." Other police units were quickly called, and she was arrested. She was beaten by police in Daqing City Beijing Liaison Office. Her face was bruised and swollen.
Ms. Liu Shujie is now detained in the Daqing City Detention Center. Police officer Zhou Cunxing (male) led other police from Petroleum Chemical Factory Station to ransack her home. Even though they did not find anything in her house, they still planned to sentence her to 3 years in a labor camp based solely on the fact that she was sentenced to labor camps twice previously.
15. [Renshou County, Sichuan Province] Zhong Xiujun from Fujia Town Still Detained
Falun Dafa practitioner, Ms. Zhong Xiujun, is from Dongfeng Team, Fujia Town, Renshou County, Sichuan Province, and is in her 40's. In June 2004, she was arrested at her home together with 10 other practitioners. All those 10 practitioners were released, but she is still detained in the Renshou County Detention Center because police found more than 100 Falun Dafa books at her house.
16. [Ningming County, Guangxi Province] Ms. Tan Cai'e and Ms. Lu Xunping Arrested
On the evening of December 28, 2004, police from Ningming County, Guangxi Province arrested Ms. Tan Cai'e and Ms. Lu Xunping at their personal business, a health center.
Ms. Tan Cai'e and Ms. Lu Qunping both were formerly employed by the Ningming County Epidemic Prevention Center, and both were sentenced to a labor camp a few years ago. After being released, they established a health center.
17. [Shahe City, Hebei Province] Several Falun Dafa Practitioners Arrested
Following the arrests of Ms. Liu Jirong and Ms. Dong Xiuming, six more Falun Dafa practitioners were arrested. They are: Yuan Huarong and his wife from Baita Village, Yongnian County; Mr. Liu Yuemin and his mother from Nanwang Village, Shahe City; Mr. Zhang Guangcai, who is a dentist in Shahe City, and his wife Zhang Xingfang. They were all detained in Xingtai City except for Ms. Liu Rongzhen, who is now detained in a brainwashing class in Xingtai City.
Relevant Phone Numbers:
Shahe City Police Station Director Wang Long (male), 86-319-8929666.
Shahe City Downtown Police Substation Wang Zhiqiang (male), 86-319-8921988 (Home).
The Party Political and Judiciary Committee Secretary Liu Mingqin (male) of Xingtai City, 86-319-3699197 (Office); 86-319-3024231 (Home).
Deputy Party Secretary of Xingtai City Wang Yanfei (male, in charge of brainwashing classes), 86-319-7872898 (Home).