Latest News from China - August 19, 2005
1. [Yinan County, Shandong Province] Wang Weigao Serving Two Years in Zibo Wangcun Prison
Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Wang Weigao, 38, is from Shuanghouaiyu Village, Yinan County. On March 4, 2005, Wang Weigao and some other practitioners went out to validate the Fa. They were arrested, taken to Yinan Detention Center, and tortured. Mr. Wang always persisted in his belief and did not give up his practice. In the end, he was sentenced to two years imprisonment to be served in Wangcun Prison.
2. [Panjin City, Liaoning Province] Four Dafa Practitioners Force-fed and Tortured
According to a reliable source, on August 3, 2005, practitioners Mr. Xin Minduo, Ms. Bao Juncen, Ms. Hu Zhehui and Mr. Yang Lixin from Panjin were arrested and sent to Beida Prison in Shenyang, Liaoning. The practitioners have been on a hunger strike, and have not given up their practice. They have been force-fed and tortured. At this time, the police are gathering evidence and attempting to sentence Xin Minduo and Hu Zhehui in connection with a truth-clarification material production site for up to 20 years. The police discovered the site by phone tapping and surveillance.
The relevant telephone numbers
Panjin City Detention Center:
Jing Chengsheng, Manager: 86-427-2682511(Office), 86-13909875868(Cell)
Wang Yonggang, assistant manager, (in charge of supervising Falun Gong practitioners): 86-427-2862533(Office)
3. [Wuhan, Hubei Province] Yang Rongzhen Abducted to Jiangan District Brainwashing Center by Members of 610 Office
At 7 p.m. on August 10, 2005, the director of the 610 Office in Jiangan District of Wuhan teamed up with Jiangan District Laodong Street local police, and with the guidance of the residents' committee, broke into practitioner Ms. Yang Rongzhen's home in the dormitory area of the Military Communication Institute on Jiefanggongyuan Road.
Ms. Yang's son argued strongly and tried to stop them from taking Ms. Yang, however the 610 Office personnel still abducted her (58-years-old) at midnight on August 10, 2005, and sent her to Jiangan District Brainwashing Center.
4. [Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] Lin Xiaoquan Again Seized
On July 27, 2005, Lin Xiaoquan and another practitioner were arrested from their home. Lin Xiaoquan jumped from the second floor of Xinfan Town Local Police Station and attempted to escape, but he injured his lower back from the jump and was taken to Xinjin Detention Center. Lin Xiaoquan went on a hunger strike to protest the persecution and was sent home on July 31. While he was recuperating, he was arrested again from home around August 12, and was held in Xindu District Detention Center.
Participants in persecuting Lin Xiaoquan
Li Huasheng, Party secretary of Xinfan Town, Xindu District, Chengdu City
Lei Min, Party secretary of Qingshi Village, Xinnong Township, Xinfan Town, Xindu
District, Chengdu City
5. [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Yang Yunna Arrested for Posting Truth-clarification Materials
On July 22, 2005, practitioner Ms. Yang Yunna of Shaling Town, Yuhong District was arrested by officers from Shaling Town Local Police Station for delivering Falun Gong truth-clarification materials and posting the photos of Gao Rongrong's disfigured face. She was taken to Shenyang City Detention Center and detained. Practitioner Han Yuanyuan was also arrested at the same time.
6. [Shuozhou City, Shanxi Province] Li Xianglan Taken Away from Home
Ms. Li Xianglan, 42 years old, is from Ying County, Shuozhou City, Shanxi Province. On the morning of August 4, 2005, more than 80 policemen rushed into her home, arrested her and sent her to Ying County Public Security Bureau.
7. [Huinong, Ningxia Province] Wang Yuzhu Arrested and Tortured for Telling the Truth
On August 8, 2005, practitioner Wang Yuzhu from Ningxia clarified the truth about Falun Gong to a person on a business trip in Huinong District, Ningxia. Wang Yuzhu was reported and arrested on August 12 at the workplace in Yinchuan by several police officers from Huinong District National Protection Unit of the Autonomous Region Public Security Department and Yinchuan City Development Zone local police station. Wang Yuzhu is now being held and tortured in Huinong District No. 2 Detention Center.
Wang, manager, Huinong District No. 2 Detention Center: 86-952-
8. [Shanhaiguan, Hebei Province] Wu Wenzhang Persecuted and Emaciated in Jidong Prison
Mr. Wu Wenzhang from Shanhaiguan has been sentenced to three years and six months imprisonment by Shanhaiguan Court on April 30, 2004, for writing Falun Dafa slogans. He has been held at Jidong Prison for nearly ten months. Under long term persecution and brainwashing, he is suffering from high blood pressure and is bedridden. He has blurred vision and is emaciated.
Some telephone numbers for personnel in Jidong Prison
Jidong Prison head brigade, Hebei Province Postcode: 063305
Peng Yanjie, Director of the brigade: 86-315-8310888 (Home), 86-315-8327888 (Office)
(note: Director of brigade that was previously announced as Peng Yanfu should be Peng Yanjie)
Song Chenliang,.Director of the brigade: 86-315-8327888, 86-315-8519548
An Yue, Director of 610 head brigade: 86-315-8501899 (Home), 86-315-8327668 (Office)
9. [Qingdao City, Shandong Province] Yan Jingqiu Entrapped by Police
At around August 2, 2005, a banner attacking Falun Dafa was hung near Yanji Road, Beizhong Area, Qingdao City, and three police cars were parked near the banner. In the early morning of August 3, Yan Jingqiu went to take down the banner, but was arrested by the police officers who were waiting there for practitioners to remove their slanderous banner. Yan Jingqiu is now being held in Dashan Detention Center in Qingdao.
10. [Lingyuan, Liaoning Province] Lingyuan Iron and Steel Company Persecutes Dafa Practitioners
Since the suppression of Falun Gong in 1999, more than ten practitioners from Lingyuan have been sentenced. Among them are:
Hou Yanshuang, 14 years
Zheng Chunyan, 10 years
Han Liguo and Li Chunling (couple), 6 years and 4 years
Liu Zhifu, 6 years
Guo Xiaomei, 6 years
Wang Hailin, 7 years
Li Chunyan, 3 years
Zhou Shumin, 8 years
Yuan Zimin, 5 years
Han Liguo was tortured to death in Dabei Prison while others are still being detained.