Latest News from China - August 5, 2005
1. [Shulan City, Jilin Province] Mr. Xie Guichen on Hunger Strike to Protest the Persecution
Mr. Xie Guichen, a Falun Gong practitioner from Baiqi Town, Shulan City, Jilin Province, was arrested in the summer of 2003 and was sentenced to jail in the Changchun Tiebei Prison. He is currently on a hunger strike to protest the persecution.
The address of the Changchun Tiebei Prison:
68 Xin Ye Street,
Changchun City, Jilin Province
P.R. of China, 130052
The Criminal Law Execution Section of the Changchun Tiebei Prison, Jilin Province: 86-431-2687171, 86-431-2682031
2. [Xiantao City, Hubei Province] Ms. Zhan Jingmei Arrested while Distributing Flyers
Officers from the Xiliuhe Town Police Station arrested Ms. Zhan Jingmei, a Falun Gong practitioner, while she was distributing flyers. She is currently jailed at the Wuhan Female Forced Labor Camp. Ms. Fan Junxia is also jailed there.
3. [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Ms. Zhang Enqin Arrested at Home
At around 10 a.m. on July 13, 2005, officers from the Paotai Town Sub-department Police Station arrested Ms. Zhang Enqin, a Falun Gong practitioner from Paotai Town, Wafangdian, Dalian City, Liaoning Province at her home. Her husband was at home and seriously ill at the time.
4. [Datong City, Shanxi Province] Ms. Cui Rongying Arrested for Bringing Someone the Falun Gong Exercise Tapes
Officers from Xinjian South Street Police Station in Datong City detained Ms. Cui Rongying, a Falun Gong practitioner from Datong City, Shanxi Province, after she they tricked her into going to the Police Station. She is currently jailed in the No. 6 Ward of the Datong No. 1 Detention Center.
Ms. Cui was arrested because her previous neighbor, Ms. Ren, had practiced Falun Gong with her before 1999. After the persecution started on July 20, 1999, she stopped practicing the exercises, fearing pressure from the government. After that, Ms. Ren's health deteriorated and hospital treatments could not cure her. Ms. Ren wanted to practice Falun Gong again and called Ms. Cui, asking for the exercise tapes and CD. Seeing this, Ms. Ren's son, Gao Jianxun, was not happy and threatened to have Ms. Cui arrested. Gao Jianxun arranged for the family nanny, Bai Li, to collect evidence against Ms. Cui. On June 7, 2005, without any concrete evidence, and with only some verbal information about Ms. Cui and Ms. Ren provided by Bai Li, officers from the Police Station arrested Ms. Cui Rongying
The phone numbers of the people involved in the persecution:
Gao Jianxun: 86-13903522577 (Cell), 86-352-2502281
The Xinjian South Street Police Station:
Phone: 86-352-2038022 86-352-2019460, 86-352-2033292, 86-352-2038011
Address: The Xinjian South Street Police Station, Datong City, Shanxi Province
Zhang Kefeng, Director of the Police Station, 86-13133220724 (Cell)
5. [Yi County, Hebei Province] Ms. Zhao Zhiqin Arrested for Practicing Falun Gong
On July 21, 2005, four police officers led by Wu Fengpo from Yi County, Hebei Province arrested Ms. Zhao Zhiqin from Xishan North Township.
Ms Zhao Zhiqin, 50 years old, lives in Gangli Village, Xishan North Township, Yi County, Hebei Province. Before 1996 Ms. Zhao's health was bad. She suffered from heart disease, nephritis, tracheitis, and pains in her abdomen and legs. She went to many places looking for a cure, but nothing worked. Only when she started practicing Falun Gong in 1996, did she start to recover her health. Within less than 3 month she became completely healthy. Many people witnessed the improvement in her health.
Ms. Zhao adheres to Falun Dafa's requirements, following the nature of the universe, "Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance." Since she began practicing Falun Gong, her whole family has been in harmony, and their relationship with their neighbors is also very good. Many people around her improved their morality under her influence. Everyone praises her.
The police arrested this nice person just because she practices Falun Gong.
The people directly responsible for the persecution against her:
Wu Fengpo, 86-13513281630 (Cell)
6. [Hengyang, Hunan Province] The Couple, Mr. Wang Jiding and Ms. Xiao Dongmei, Arrested
After Mr. Wang Jiding and his wife, Ms. Xiao Dongmei, were arrested and taken to the Hengyang Shigu Police Sub-department, he was hung up and beaten for two days and nights. This torture left his arms swollen and in pain. A medical checkup showed that Ms. Xiao had blood in her urine. The couple is still being detained in the Wangjiawan Detention Center. Mr. Wang has been on a hunger strike for at least 19 days, from July 17, 2005, until the date this news was sent out (August 4).
7. [Nanchang, Jiangxi Province] Liu Yongying Arrested at Home
Around 11:00 p.m. on June 21, 2005, 7 or 8 police officers broke into Liu Yongyin's home in a dormitory of Nanchang University. To get in, they pretended they were checking registered permanent addresses. Then they started to ransack the place. They confiscated one computer, one printer, one MP3 mini player, one cell phone and one truth-clarification booklet. They took Liu Yongying to the Qingshanhu Police Sub-department. The next day, the same officers suddenly burst into Liu's workplace and ransacked that as well. Currently Liu Yongying is being detained at the Nanchang No.1 Detention Center.
8. [Jianshui County, Yunnan Province] Ms. Yang Luan Ying Detained Past Her Sentence
Ms. Yang Luan Ying, over 60 years old, is a retired staff member of the Jianshui County People's Hospital in Yunnan Province. Because she firmly practices Falun Gong and clarifies the truth to people, she was arrested in April 2002 and was sentenced to 3 years in prison. Her prison term has expired, but because she will not give up practicing Falun Gong, she is still being detained in the Kunming Dabanqiao Female Forced Labor Camp. Recently the director of Ms. Yang's workplace, the Jianshui County People's Hospital, came to the Forced Labor Camp to threaten her, "If you continue the practice, the company will stop paying you and take back your housing." During Ms. Yang's prison term, her work place has only issued her minimum living expenses.
The people related to the persecution:
Zhao Shilun, Manager of the Safety Section of the Jianshui County People's Hospital, 86-13608734136 Cell
Shen Ying, Secretary of the CCP of the Jianshui People's Hospital, 86-873-7656656 Home
Zhang Xingbi, Head of the Jianshui County People's Hospital, 86-873-7651414 Home
Li Xinhua, Director of the Jianshui County 610 Office, 86-13987335819 Cell
Jianshui County 610 Office, 86-873-7668610
9. [Zunhua City, Hebei Province] Mr. Li Haidong Suffers Brutal Torture
Mr. Li Haidong, about 30 years old, graduated from Hebei Polytechnic University. Officers from the Hebei Zunhua Police Department arrested him in 2003 for making truth clarification materials. He was interrogated overnight and was brutally tortured by the Zunhua Criminal Unit. When he went on a hunger strike in the Zunhua Detention Center to protest the persecution, he was forced to eat dog food. Later he was sentenced to 3 years in prison and was detained at the Tangshan Hehuakeng Forced Labor Camp. There, officers Wang Yulin, and Li Xiaozhong locked him in special cell and tied him to a Death Bed (1) several times.
After 3 years of torture, Li Haidong was directly sent to a brainwashing center, previously called Tangshan Textile University.
Li Haidong's family information:
Address: Xiaozhuang Village, Baozidian Town, Zunhua City, Hebei Province
(1) The practitioner is tied to a bed, which is usually just a board, for weeks with all four limbs stretched out and locked so they cannot move at all. Women are even kept tied to the bed while menstruating. The practitioner is tied down at all times, having to be fed by someone else. Sleeping and excreting are all done on the bed; for this reason the practitioner is often stripped naked. The practitioner suffers not only from solitary confinement, but also from the excruciating pain of feeling his whole body atrophying. Many practitioners have lost their lives from this torture
10. [Henan Province] The Police Refused Mr. Yang Zhongbo's Request to Visit His Seriously Ill Wife; Later They Refused to Let Mr. Yang Attend His Wife's Funeral
On May 28, 2005, officers from the Neihuang County Police Department in Henan Province arrested Mr. Yang Zhongbo, a Falun Gong practitioner in Zhengzhou City, because he clarified truth to others. His family members asked many times to visit him but their requests were always rejected. During that period, his wife, Ms. Li Shufeng, who was seriously ill, could not take the fact that her husband was being detained. Her illness quickly worsened. She died at the end of July, leaving behind a teenage son and a parent over 80 years old. The police refused to allow Mr. Yang to attend her funeral.
11. [Langfang, Hebei Province] Ms. Wan Hongxia on Hunger Strike to Protest Being Detained and Brainwashed
In June 2005, the police arrested Ms. Wan Hongxia, a Falun Gong practitioner from Langfang. For nearly two months after that, they detained her in a brainwashing center. Because she refused to be "transformed", she was later transferred to the Langfang Detention Center. Recently, Ms. Wan went on a hunger strike to protest the torture inflicted on her. She has suffered severely both mentally and physically.
The people directly responsible for Ms. Wan's persecution:
Hang Zhiguang, the 610 Office, 86-316-2015211, ext 6162
Yang Hua, Yan Xia, the Police Department, 86-316-2236111 (Office)