United Nations: Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Right of Everyone to the Enjoyment of the Highest Attainable Standard of Physical and Mental Health [Excerpt]

2 February 2005


Communications sent

9. On 3 February 2004, the Special Rapporteur sent a joint urgent appeal with the Special Rapporteur on torture and the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, concerning Tian Xianofei and Cao Jiguang. Mr. Tian, 40 years old, was reportedly detained in Huazi Prison in Liaoyang City, and sentenced to 10 years' imprisonment by the Pingshan District Court, allegedly for being a Falun Gong practitioner. According to the information received, Mr. Tian began a hunger strike on 20 July 2003 and was forcibly fed and denied medical treatment. Cao Jiguang, 35 years old, was reportedly detained in Guangyuan Jail in Sichuan Province, serving a five-year sentence, allegedly for being a Falun Gong practitioner. It was reported that during a hunger strike, Cao Jiguang was force fed by the jail's doctor, who inserted a plastic tube into his trachea and pulled it out repeatedly with the apparent intention of hurting him, and that before force-feeding him guards opened his mouth with an instrument, which caused severe injuries inside his mouth.

Calling for Support to Rescue Practitioner Ms. Ji Yingping from Jiamusi City

(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Ji Yingping was on her way to another practitioner's house on May 20, 2005, when she was abducted by the Jiamusi City police, who had been following her. Ms. Ji is currently detained at the Jiamusi City Detention Center. For the past two weeks, the police have not permitted her family members to visit her. Ms. Ji's current health condition is extremely poor. She developed a severe lung condition and began vomiting blood. Even under such circumstances, the 610 Office still has not released her. Her family members have gone to the detention center many times, but the relevant departments refuse to take responsibility and do not reply to the family's requests.

Stop the Brutal Persecution and Murder of Practitioners in Daqing Prison

(Clearwisdom.net) All the Falun Dafa practitioners in Daqing Prison have been strongly resisting the persecution carried out by the inmates and guards. However, the local leaders in charge of persecuting Falun Dafa have recently escalated the persecution.

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