Latest News from China - August 15, 2005
1. [Guangdong Province] Hong Kong Practitioner Zhao Xiyun Arrested in Jiangmen
On August 3, 2005, practitioner Ms. Zhao Xiyun from Hong Kong took her son back to Jiangmen City to visit her father and meet relatives. On August 7, several policemen broke into her father's home and arrested Zhao Xiyun, her mother and sister. The police ransacked her parents' home and confiscated the Epoch Times newpaper editorial articles the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and truth-clarifying materials.
2. [Henan Province] Ruthless Persecution of Practitioners in the No. 3 Forced Labor Camp
We are practitioners who are being held in Henan Province's No.3 Forced Labor Camp in Xuchang City. Since the Nine Commentaries were published, the labor camp police escalated the persecution of practitioners . The torture method they often used is "Tightening the Rope." They would insert a bottle or bricks between the rope and the practitioner's skin to further tighten the rope if they didn't hear the practitioner scream. Each tightening of the rope would cause more bleeding, injury, or even disability. To force the practitioners to give up Falun Gong, they selected a group of thugs from the prisoners. They poured urine into practitioners' mouths, spit on them and daubed feces on practitioner's faces, pounded their toes with hammers, pricked their fingers with needles, brushed their rectum with a tooth brush, hit their genitals, pulled their pubic hair, handcuffed them behind the back, and exposed practitioners to blazing sun or heavy rain.
The police praised the prisoners who tortured practitioners and reduced their detention terms. Because they tortured practitioners savagely and forced some practitioners to give up Falun Gong practice, in the past four years, this forced labor camp was given the recognition award "Prinvincial Advanced Law-Execution Unit."
The policemen who brutalized practitioners included Yan Zhenye, Jiang Qingtai, Yao Jieshi, Jin Long, Ma Huating, Tan Junmin, Xu Shuiwang, Zhao Zhimin, Shen Jianwei and Xu Zuwang.
3. [Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] Huang Min Tortured to Critical Condition
According to an insider, practitioner Ms. Huang Min, 51 years old, from Chengdu City, former deputy director of Chengdu City Town and Township Enterprise Administration Bureau, was arrested and now has been tortured to the point of being in critical condition. She is unable to speak, and the authorities do not allow family visits.
4. [Jilin Province] Practitioner Mr. Bai Is Still Being Held at the National Security Bureau
Mr. Bai He, 39 years old, used to work as a deputy commander in the 47th Division of the local Army of Jilin City, Jilin Province. On July 22, 1999, he went to appeal for Falun Gong, but afterwards the army aurthorities put him under house arrest and ordered him to retire.
In October 2000, Bai He went to Beijing again to appeal on behalf of Falun Gong. Thus the local police arrested and sent him into the Jilin City Forced Labor Camp for a two- year term. He has suffered cruel mistreatment. Because of his determination to practice Falun Dafa, he was tortured to the point of being extremely weak.
On July 15, 2005, personnel from the city's National Secrurity Bureau arrested him at his home. He has been detained for 30 days.
National Security Bureau: 86-432-3501131
5. [Tieling County, Liaoning Province] Li Guoliang Arrested
Practitioner Mr. Li Guoliang from Tulouzi Village, Xiongguantun Township, Tieling County, Tieling City, Liaoning Province was arrested and locked up in the county detention center.
At 11:00 p.m. on August 1, 2005, a gang of policemen headed by the chief of the Township Police Station broke into and ransacked Li Guoliang's home because Li Guoliang was reported for clarifying the truth of Falun Dafa a few years ago. They confiscated some Falun Dafa truth-clarifying materials, forcibly put him into a police car and incarcerated him in the county detention center.
6. [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Personnel of the City Steel Company's 610 Office Sent Liu Xiaolan to Brainwashing Classes Several Times
Practitioner Liu Xiaolan, an employee of the No.3 Steel Factory for the Wuhan City Steel Company has been sent to detention centers, forced labor camps, brainwashing classes in the steel company, the Tangxun Lake Provincial Brainwashing Class and the Jiang'an District Brainwashing Class, merely for continuing to practice Falun Gong. The latest incident: personnel from the company's 610 Office held him in the Jiang'an District Brainwashing Class for 6 months.
Personnel in the brainwashing class forced him to stand for a long time. They deprived him of rest and sleep in order to force Liu to write the so called "Guarrantee Statement." After he was released, the steel company's "610 Office" ordered him to write a "report" and attend a brainwashing session every 6 months.
7. [Lianyuan City, Hunan Province] Police Arrest Tong Jinqing and Ransack His Home
In early June 2005, practitioner Tong Jinqing from Quanhe Village, Yangshi Town, Lianyuan City, Hunan Province, was arrested and his home was ransacked. Some truth clarification materials and two books of the Nine Commentaries were confiscated. Tong has not been release yet.
8. [Fuyu County, Jilin Province] Wang Yunlong Sent to the Yinmahe Forced Labor Camp
During the morning of July 5, 2005, policemen from the National Security Team drove to Fuyu County Experimentation Primary School to talk with Wang Yunlong about his mother practicing Falun Gong. Wang Yunlong clarified the truth to the policemen. They asked whether or not he practiced Falun Gong. Wang Yunlong then told them that all his illness vanished after practicing Falun Gong for two years. Furthermore, for many years he was unable to father a child due to health reasons, but his wife had a baby boy after he began practicing Falun Gong. Policemen said someone reported that Wang Yunlong distributed truth-clarifying materials. Then they began to search Wang's house and confiscated cassettes, video tapes, Dafa books, truth-clarifying materials and the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party. They stated if they found five copies of the book the Nine Commentaries, they could send him to a forced labor camp. Later they sent Wang Yunlong to a detention center for 15 days.
During detention, the National Security Team and Legal System Section went to Songyuan City to request authorization for one year of forced labor for Wang Yunlong, but failed. After practitioners published Wang Yunlong's circumstances of his arrest on the internet, practitioners overseas called the Fuyu County Police Department to clarify the truth. The chief, however, refused to listen. Instead, he requested authorization for forced labor on the second day. Wang Yunlong was then sent to the Yinmahe Forced Labor Camp in Jiutai City, Jilin Province for one year.
9. [Siping City, Jilin Province] Zhang Ying Arrested for Distributing Truth-clarifying Materials
During the night on August 10, 2005 when Zhang Ying was distributing truth-clarifying materials, he/she was arrested and is currently being held at the Siping City Detention Center.
During the morning on August 11, two officers from the Huangtukeng Street Police Station together with personnel from the community went to search Zhang Yin and his/her mother's houses with a search warrant issued by the Huangtuken Street Police Station. They confiscated a copy of Zhuan Falun. The policemen said the arrest was carried out under orders from Tiedong District "610 Office" in Siping City.
10. [Guilin City, Guangxi Province] Wang Xuerong Sentenced to Two Years of Forced Labor for Distributing Truth-clarifying Materials
Wang Xuerong is a Falun Gong practitioner from Guilin City. On June 23, 2005 when he/she was distributing truth-clarifying materials, policeman Hu Kai arrested him/her and sentenced him/her to two years of forced labor at the Guangxi District No.1 Forced Labor Camp in Nanning City.
Hu Kai: 86-13517538875