Latest News from China - June 15, 2005
1. [Fushun City, Liaoning Province] Police Savagely Torture Practitioners Ms. Ma Xijun and Mr. Zhou Shuyou
In mid-April 2005, personnel from the No. 1 Section of the National Security Team of the Fushun City Police Department arrested Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Ma Xijun, who lives at Nankouqian Town, Qingyuan County. During Ms. Ma's interrogation at the station, police officer Guan Yong got drunk. He beat and electrically shocked Ms. Ma until she lost consciousness. Within ten days of the brutal torture Ms. Ma Xijun was in a coma. Since Ms. Ma was in critical condition, the police notified her family. The authorities extorted 10,000 yuan from them before releasing her.
In late-March 2005, personnel from the No. 1 Section of the National Security Team of the Fushun City Police Department arrested practitioner Mr. Zhou Shuyou, who lives in Beisanjia Township, Qingyuan County. Policemen Guan Yong and Zhang Tao beat Mr. Zhou and shocked him with electric batons. Guan Yong and others even spread Mr. Zhou's legs apart and kicked his private parts, severely injuring him. Even now Mr. Zhou cannot straighten up because of the abdominal pain. Later Mr. Zhou was sentenced to three years of forced labor at the Wujiapu Forced Labor Camp.
2. [Benxi City, Liaoning Province] Atrocities at the Weiningying Forced Labor Camp
Here are some facts about Political Head Chen Zhongwei and Drug Abuse Rehab Center head Liu Shaoshi, at the Weiningying Forced Labor Camp in Benxi City, regarding torturing Falun Gong practitioners:
Practitioner Qiu Zhiyan was tortured to death. Wang Jicai was tortured so severely he sustained a vertebrae fracture and became disabled. Song Yuegang's wrists were severely injured from being abused with handcuffs. The eroded skin healed with black circles. Song Yuegang, Wu Junyang and others went on hunger strikes but were put into small cells and force-fed. They were also subjected to other tortures, such as the "stretching bed" and the "dead person's stool." Wu Junyang has been tortured to death. Zhao Chenglin's head became distorted from being severely beaten by police and shocked with several electric batons.
3. [Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] Call for the Emergency Rescue of Mr. Yu Xinhui
Practitioner Mr. Yu Xinhui, 38, is from the Tianhe District in Guangzhou City. In early June 2005, personnel from the Haizhu District 610 Office in Guangzhou City arrested him and locked him up in the No. 1 Detention Center on Huanghua Road in Guangzhou City. In October he was secretly transferred to the Baiyun District Chatouer Detention Center in Guangzhou City. In 2003 he was sentenced to six years of imprisonment and held at the Guangdong Province Sihui Prison. (Practitioners Lin Gang, Fan Bingyu, and Yaochaoyuan were also sentenced to imprisonment at the same time).
After four years of torture and abuse, Mr. Yu Xinhui was emaciated, and looked extremely pale. In early 2003, Mr. Yu was tortured to the point of suffering from a malignant stomach disease, and he could not sleep. The prison authorities, nevertheless, tortured him in the prison hospital. They injected him with an overdose of a painkiller and anesthetic "2546." Afterwards Mr. Yu could not control his bowels or bladder. His eyesight also deteriorated.
In December 2004, to aggravate the persecution, the Guangdong Province Judiciary Bureau and the Hunan Province 610 Office tempted police officers with promotions, which made them inhumanely torture Mr. Yu and other practitioners. Mr. Yu is still suffering ruthless torture.
4. [Xianning City, Hubei Province] Ms. Zhang Hongping Has Been on Hunger Strike for 14 Days in a Provincial Brainwashing Class
Following the arrest of practitioner Ms. Zhang Hongping on June 1, 2005, she has been held at the Xianning City No. 1 Detention Center. Ms. Zhang has been on a hunger strike since then to protest the illegal arrest. On June 3, Song Ruisheng, deputy chief at the Wenquan Developing District Police Department, sent Ms. Zhang to a provincial brainwashing class. She has been on a hunger strike there for over 14 days to protest. Her situation is critical. Xianning City authorities have blocked this information. Even Ms. Zhang's parents and brothers aren't allowed to see her.
Phone numbers of related units and individuals:
610 Office in Xianning City: 86-715-8126026
Song Ruisheng, Deputy Chief of the Wenquan Developing District Police Station in Xianning City: 86-715-8254253 (home), 86-13907249566 (cell)
5. [Yongzhou City, Hunan Province] Ms. Jiang Meilan Holds Hunger Strike to Protest Illegal Detention at the Baimalong Forced Labor Camp
Practitioner Ms. Jiang Meilan, who is in her 60s, lives in the Yongzhou Area of Xintian County. On March 24, 2005 she was arrested at Chenzhou Zixing and sentenced to one year of forced labor at the Baimalong Forced Labor Camp in Zhuzhou City, Hunan Province. Ms. Jiang has been on a hunger strike since her arrest to protest. Guards in the forced labor camp force-fed her and gave her an injection every day. Ms. Jiang is so weak that she cannot walk. On June 8, Ms. Jiang's family went to the forced labor camp to ask for her release, but the authorities refused to grant their request.
6. [Daxing'anling City, Heilongjiang Province] Four Practitioners Sentenced to Imprisonment or Forced Labor for Distributing Falun Dafa Truth-Clarifying Materials
On January 19, 2005, practitioners Bai Shijun, Wang Wei, Cheng Fengying and Wang Guirong from the Songling District in Daxinganling City were arrested when they distributed Falun Dafa truth-clarifying materials at Linhai Town. They were held at the Songling District Detention Center. On February 3 Cheng Fengying and Wang Guirong were released, but Bai Shijun and Wang Wei were still held. On the evening of June 3, personnel from the National Security Team and the Songling District Police Department arrested Cheng Fengying and Wang Guirong again from their homes. The officers lied to the practitioners' families, saying they "just wanted to confirm something." But on the second day they sent documents to the families stating that the practitioners had each been sentenced to two years of forced labor. According to reliable sources, Bai Shijun and Wang Wei have been sentenced to four years of imprisonment, but they are appealing. It was reported that the Provincial Political and Judiciary Committee specifically assigned someone to the district to conduct the persecution.
Persons directly responsible:
Wang Jingkai, Songling District National Security Team chief: 86-457-3323451 (home), 86-13945702250 (cell)
Li Desheng, Songling District National Security Team deputy chief
Qi Shun: 86-13945702129 (cell)
7. [Laiwu City, Shandong Province] Mr. Wang Zideng and Pang Jihai Sentenced
Practitioners Wang Zideng and Pang Jihai were sentenced to seven and six years of imprisonment, respectively. Now they are being held at the Beipu Detention Center in Laiwu City.
Wang Zideng has appealed. During the detention period, Wang sustained a rib cage injury during his detention and lost some teeth because he refused to give up Falun Gong practice.
8. [Fuyuan County, Heilongjiang Province] Mr. Sun Yanhui's Life is in Peril
Practitioner Mr. Sun Yanhui from Yanan Township, Fuyuan County, is in his 50s. On May 12, 2005, Zhang Sidong and several other officers from the Political & Security Section of the Fuyuan County Police Department arrested him. He has been held at a detention center ever since and is showing signs of serious illness. The police attempted to extort 70,000 yuan from his family. His family, however, firmly resisted their attempt. Policeman Zhang Sidong then lowered the amount to 40,000 yuan. Mr. Sun is still being held at the Fuyuan County Detention Center.
Zhang Sidong, chief of Political & Security Section, Fuyuan County Police Department: 86-454-2135110 ext 5972 (office), and 2131008 (home).
9. [Qishan County, Shaanxi Province] Liu Gaixian Repeatedly Persecuted
On December 27, 2000, practitioner Liu Gaixian was sentenced to eighteen months of forced labor merely for going to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong. The practitioner was released in June 2002. On April 29, 2004, personnel from the Fengming Police Station in Qishan County arrested Liu Gaixian for distributing truth-clarifying materials. The practitioner was put into the Qishan County Detention Center and was not released until s/he held a hunger strike for 12 days. Later, personnel from the Fengming Township government constantly harassed Liu. On April 20, 2005, Chen Shanglin, Fengming Township Police Station chief, led six people to arrest Liu Gaixian, but failed, as Liu was not at home. At around 8:00 p.m. on May 11, Liu Huanmin, secretary of Beitai Village, Fengming Township, together with Chen Shanglin and more than a dozen plainclothes policemen, broke into Liu Gaixian's home. At around 11:00 p.m., Liu Gaixian was again arrested. S/He is now being held at the Qishan County Detention Center and is holding a hunger strike.
10. [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Ms. Sheng Lianying Locked up at the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp
On September 8, 2004, personnel from the Xinggong Street Police Station arrested practitioner Ms. Sheng Lianying for distributing some truth-clarifying VCDs. Ms. Sheng is now being held at the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp. She was in the No. 4 Team, No. 2 Division, but has been transferred to the No. 1 Division. On June 1, 2005, her son went to visit her, but since she refused to wear the prison uniform, the police didn't allow her son to see her.
11. [Chongqing] Mr. Tang Yi is Released After a Thirty-Six Day Hunger Strike
On April 24, 2005, practitioner Mr. Tang Yi went to the Kunming City Railway Station, where he was searched and arrested. His notebook computer and discs were confiscated. He is being held at the Kunming City Railway Detention Center, and has been on a hunger strike to protest the persecution. Police sentenced him to two years of forced labor. He fainted after being sent to the Yunnan Province No. 2 Forced Labor Camp. The labor camp refused to accept him due to his poor physical exam results. On June 1, one of Mr. Tang's family members took him back home from the detention center.
12. [Zaozhuang City, Shandong Province] Mr. Liu Zhikuo is Taken to Zibo City's Brainwashing Class for Surfing the Internet
On June 3, 2005, personnel from the National Security Bureau arrested practitioner Mr. Liu Zhikuo from the Xuecheng District in Zaozhuang City while he was in training at the Anpei Center of the Zaozhuang City Mineral Bureau. He was sent to Zibo City's Brainwashing Class.
13. [Lanzhou City, Gansu Province] Mr. Zhang Ping is Again Arrested and Detained
Mr. Zhang Ping, a practitioner from Lanzhou City, is about 30 years old. At one time he was sentenced to over one year of forced labor. While in detention he went on a hunger strike and later escaped from a hospital with the power of righteous thoughts. Afterwards he had to lead a homeless life to avoid harassment. On about June 10, 2005, he was arrested again and has been sent to the Lanzhou City No. 2 Detention Center.
Persons participating in the persecution: Zhang Xinchang, Zhang Xigang and Yang Yaling
14. [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Information on Several Practitioners Detained at the Hebei Province Brainwashing Center
On April 4, 2005, 610 Office authorities arrested practitioner Ms. Chen Zenghui from Shijiazhuang City. She is currently being detained at the Hebei Province Brainwashing Center. Practitioners Mi Xiaozheng and Ms. Li Huiyun are also detained there.
It was reported that practitioner Ms. Hao Qiuyan has been detained at the brainwashing center ever since she was arrested for trying to rescue her husband Mr. Huang Wei. She has been on a hunger strike for over three months, is very weak, and cannot walk unaided.
15. [Fushun City, Liaoning Province] Persecution Prevents Ms. Jiang Jie and Her Family from Returning Home
Because she practices Falun Gong, Ms. Jiang Jie was detained at the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp for two years and 50 days, 50 days beyond her stated term of detention. She was released on December 20, 2001. But personnel from the Fushun City 610 Office didn't stop harassing her. She was compelled to leave her home to avoid further persecution. Because the police could not find Ms. Jiang, they arrested her husband twice, once for twelve days and another time for two days.
On May 25, 2005, less then one hour after Ms. Jiang Jie returned home, dozens of officers from the No. 1 Section of the Fushun City Police Department besieged her house, knocking on her door and prying it open. No one in her family can return home, and there is no one to care for their child, who cannot attend school.
16. [Benxi City, Liaoning Province] Ms. Zhang Zhongmei and Ms. Zhu Shumei Arrested
Practitioners Ms. Zhang Zhongmei and Ms. Zhu Shumei live on Shuini Street in the the Xihu District of Benxi City. On May 27, 2005, when they were at home, personnel from the Caitun Police Station arrested them. They are currently being detained at the Ajialing Detention Center in Benxi City.
Phone number for the Caitun Police Station: 86-414-5893553