News from China -- March 21, 2005
1. [Jinan City, Shandong Province] Ms. Li Guilan Is in Immediate Danger at the Jinan Women's Labor Camp
Ms. Li Guilan, 58 years old, lived in the Huaiyin District of Jinan City. In the afternoon of November 20, 2004, she was abducted to the Jinan Women's Labor Camp, No. 20 Jiangshuiquan Road, for passing out truth clarification VCD's. On January 28, 2005, Ms. Li was sentenced to one year and nine months in a forced labor camp. Her 80-year-old mother passed away recently, and her frail and elderly father and mother-in-law must fend for themselves. Ms. Li has sustained a hunger strike for over four months to demand her freedom. She is now emaciated, and suffers severe heart problems and abnormal uterine bleeding. Claiming that they needed money to cover Ms. Li's medical care, the labor camp officials recently extorted over two thousand yuan from her family. The police refused to allow Ms. Li's children to visit her.
2. [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Practitioners Imprisoned in the No. 4 Team of Heizuizi Women's Labor Camp Go on a Hunger Strike
Falun Gong practitioners imprisoned in the No. 4 Team of the Changchun Heizuizi Labor Camp went on a hunger strike on March 11, 2005. They are protesting their treatment, including heavy and overtime labor and forced brainwashing. Camp director Ma Liting and deputy director Tian Yuan personally ordered male police officers to torture the practitioners. These practitioners have endured beatings with electric batons and sustained many burns and bruises. Some of their faces were burned so badly that they could not even open their mouths. Some practitioners are confined in extremely small cells.
Telephone numbers for the Heizuizi Labor Camp: 86-431-5384312, 5375073
Director Ma Liting's extension: 8001
3. [Anqiu, Shandong Province] Police Harass and Arrest Many Practitioners
On March 15 and 16, 2005, very early in the morning, the Anqiu City police broke into many practitioners' homes to harass and arrest them.
Ms. Su Baolan, from Shidui Town, Anqiu City, was persecuted to death in September 2001. Before dawn on March 15, the police broke into Su's parents' home and arrested her father Su Xiaoyou, 63 years old; her mother Zhou Shufeng; and her younger sister Su Baoli, 36.
That same morning, police also searched the home of Liu Xiaoyan.
On March 11, police arrested Mr. Gui Rong, 46 years old, from his place of employment at the Anqiu Glass Factory. The factory notified Gui's son of his arrest.
4. [Sichuan Province] Mr. Chen Yu Sentenced to Six More Years in Forced Labor after Serving Two and Half Years
Mr. Chen Yu is a practitioner in Jinyang County, Liangshanzhou. In November 2001, Mr. Chen, along with fellow practitioners Long Tingzhen and Wu Shilian, were arrested for giving out truth clarification material in Zhaojue County. Culpable parties include the Zhaojue County 610 Office; Wu Jinping, the deputy secretary general of the county Communist Party committee; Yang Tongcai, the deputy secretary general of the political and judicial committee; Tian Maoqi, the head of the No. 1 Section of the Zhaojue Public Security Bureau (also known as the National Security Team); and the Xincheng Town Police Substation of Zhaojue County. Officials confiscated several thousand truth-clarification flyers and several Falun Dafa books from Long's home. Mr. Chen was severely tortured, and he went on a hunger strike. His life is currently in danger. Not wanting to be held responsible for the plight of these practitioners, the police released all three.
Afterwards, Mr. Chen worked on preparing truth clarification materials. On September 6, 2002, he was again arrested and sentenced to two and half years in the Xinhua Labor Camp at Mianyang. In March 2004, Mr. Chen completed his term. However, the Office Zhaojue County 610 instigated the local criminal court to sentence Chen to six more years of forced labor.
5. [Sichuan Province] Ms. Wu Shilian and Ms. Long Tingzhen Sentenced for Distributing Truth Clarification Material
Ms. Wu Shilian is a practitioner in Zhaojue County, Liangshanzhou.
In November 2001, Ms. Wu was arrested for distributing truth clarification materials along with Chen Yu and Ms. Long Tingzhen. After more than three months of detention in Zhaojue County, she was transferred to Yuexi County, Liangshanzhou, for five more months of detention. On the Chinese New Year in 2004, the Yuexi 610 Office again arrested Ms. Wu for distributing truth-clarification material. She was sentenced to two years in the Sichuan Provincial Women's Labor Camp in Nanmusi, Zizhong County, Sichuan Province.
Ms. Long Tingzhen was sentenced to one year in the Sichuan Provincial Woman's Labor Camp in Nanmusi.
6. [Liangshanzhou, Sichuan Province] Ms. Li Changneng and Ms. Bai Lishu Arrested for Clarifying the Truth
Police arrested Ms. Li Changnen and Ms. Bai Lishu, practitioners in Daqiao Town, Huidong County, Sichuan Province, for clarifying the truth in April 2003.
Ms. Li was fined six thousand yuan. Ms. Bai's current situation is unknown.
7. [Raoyang County, Hebei Province] Mrs. Zhang Fujie and Li Quan Imprisoned for Over Fourteen Months for Distributing Truth Clarification Materials
On January 15, 2004, officials from the local security bureau arrested and imprisoned Mrs. Zhang Fujie, 52, and Li Quan, 61, from Nanhan Village, Liman Village, Raoyang County.
Gao Jianxi, head of the political and security section of the Raoyang County Public Security Bureau, Hebei Province
Wang Yuanqing, deputy commissioner of the public security bureau.
8. [Kunming City, Yunnan Province] Three Members of Mr. Ye Baofu's Family Imprisoned
Officers of Kunming City's Public Security Bureau and Panlong's Public Security Bureau arrested Mrs. Yang Minqing from the Linhai Hotel at 10 a.m. on January 12, 2005. The police also arrested Ms. Yang's husband Ye Baofu and her daughter Ye Mao. All three family members are being detained in Kunaming's No. 1 Detention Center, Mr. Ye Baofu in Cell No. 13, Ms. Yang in Cell No. 11, and Ye Mao in Cell No. 8.
Relevant telephone numbers:
Kunming City Public Security Bureau
Liu Weikun, Section Chief: 86-13888847178 (cell)
Wu Yueqian: 86-871-8251116 (Office)
Kunming City Public Security Bureau
Gao Ang: 86-871-3017350 (Office), 86-13008697706 (Cell)
Kunming City 610 Office
Su Liping: 86-13064272006 (Cell)
Kunming City Panlong National Security Team
Qiu, Team Leader: 86-871-3387920 (Office)
Li Jinchang: 86-871-5726825 (Home)
9. [Hefei City, Anhui Province] Officers of the Hefei Brainwashing Class and Labor Camp Torture Ms. Xu Wanzhen
Ms. Xu Wanzhen, a Falun Dafa practitioner in Hefei, has endured much persecution in the labor camp.
In the winter, when temperatures were well below freezing, Ms. Xu was forced to lie on the cold floor in a room where the doors were open and the roof was made of asbestos tiles so that the freezing wind blew over her. She was not allowed to talk or dry her clothes. She was monitored even in the bathroom.
Whenever Ms. Xu attempted to do the exercises, the officers took off her sweater and cotton jacket and force her to stand in the cold for several hours. When Ms. Xu attempted to study the Fa, the guards took away her book and stripped the buttons off her sweater.
Police ransacked Ms. Xu's home and took her away in a police car. She was sentenced to one and half years in prison. Practitioners like Ms. Xu, who refused to renounce Falun Dafa, were confined in tiny cells and constantly handcuffed. Each day in the labor camp, the practitioners have to work for over thirteen hours. They do not get enough food, even though the camp charges 100 yuan for meals each month.
Practitioners were subjected to brainwashing with Chinese Communist Party propaganda and forced to sing songs that glorify the Party.