Latest News from China - August 24, 2005
(Clearwisdom.net) [Langfang City, Hebei Province] Senior Engineer Ms. Li Chunying Sentenced to Forced Labor
[Langfang City, Hebei Province] Senior Engineer Ms. Li Chunying Sentenced to Forced Labor
1. [Henan Province] Practitioner Mr. Dong Hongqiang Tortured in Prison and Sustains Incurable Diseases
Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Dong Hongqiang, 40 years old, is a farmer from Xichang Village, Chengguan Town, Yinchuan County, Henan Province. In May 1996 he started to practice Falun Gong for fitness. After July 20, 1999, personnel from the County 610 Office and the Political and Security Section from the County Police Department arrested Mr. Dong several times and sentenced him to three and a half years of imprisonment. During his imprisonment he was inhumanly tortured. He suffered a mental collapse and ascites resulting from liver dysfunction. Eventually he was tortured to the brink of death and diagnosed with incurable disease. On August 4, 2005, the police had his family take him home and put Mr. Dong under house arrest.
2. [Jidong County, Heilongjiang Province] Practitioner Mr. Cao Yajun Tortured to the Point of Illness
During the afternoon of March 15, 2005, personnel from the Jixi City Police Department arrested 40-year-old practitioner Mr. Cao Yajun from Jidong County, Heilongjiang Province. Police interrogated him under torture and also tied him to a metal chair for three days. They did not allow him to eat, use the bathroom, or go to sleep. Though they maltreated him in this way, they still did not get any information from him, so they fabricated evidence and sentenced Mr. Cao to two years of forced labor.
After being put into the labor camp, Mr. Cao had symptoms of hypertension. His blood pressure reached 240, so his family requested his release from the labor camp. The labor camp authorities reported the case to the Jixi City Judiciary Bureau, but the bureau denied his release. At present, Mr. Cao has heart disease and the hospital doctors say his life is in danger. The doctors suggested that Mr. Cao be released on bail for hospitalization.
3. [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Reports about Four of the Eight Practitioners Arrested at Shenyang City Agriculture University
Because of the family's initiative and efforts, practitioner Ms. Bo has been released from the Luotai Mountain Resort Brainwashing Center.
Ms. Kong Fanzhen is still being held at the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp.
Li Yourong is being held at Fushun City Forced Labor Camp.
Practitioner Ms. Kong Fanyan was refused admission to a detention center because of her hypertension and heart disease. They sent her home. Personnel in Fushun County Police Department and Hou'an Town Police Station still secretly sentenced Ms. Kong to three years of forced labor and attempted to put her into the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp. The police often harass her family.
Hou'an Town Police Station: 86-413-4040010
4. [Sichuan Province] Ms. Yuan Yuju and Mr. Liang Jinhui, Mother and Brother of NTDTV Reporter, Still Detained
On July 19, 2005, authorities from Luzhou City arrested Ms. Yuan Yuju and Mr. Liang Jinhui, the mother and brother of American citizen and NTDTV Hong Kong reporter Liang Zhen. They were arrested only because they practice Falun Gong. On August 17, Ms. Yuan Yuju was sentenced to one year of forced labor. The authorities originally planned to send her to the Zizhong City Nanmusi Forced Labor Camp. Due to overseas rescue efforts, the pressure of public opinion, and intervention from the U.S. Consulate, they temporarily sent Ms. Yuan to the Jiangyang District Detention Center in Luzhou City. Liang Zhen's brother Mr. Liang Jinhui is still under criminal detention at Luzhou City Detention Center. His situation is unknown.
On August 19, 2005, personnel from the Sichuan Province Police Department replied for the first time to a U.S. Consulate inquiry and confirmed that the two practitioners had been detained by the Luzhou City Police Department. The officials stated that the case was under investigation.
On August 21, Liang Zhen's father was allowed to visit her mother for the first time. Liang Zhen's father said that his wife, Yuan Yuju, had lost some weight and had more gray hair, but that her overall health was okay. Watched by prison guards, they only talked about some domestic trivia for about ten minutes. The mother was most worried about her son's situation in prison and felt sad when she found out that nobody has been allowed to visit him yet.
5. [Dashiqiao City, Liaoning Province] Ms. Li Yazhen Abducted in Harbin City
On July 5, 2005, practitioner Ms. Li Yazhen from Dashiqiao City went back to her hometown in Heilongjiang Province to visit her family and relatives. On July 11, on her way back to Dashiqiao City, police searched her bag at the station and found her MP3 player. Police then arrested and held Ms. Li at the Railway Hospice. They are planning to sentence her to forced labor.
6. [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Police Arrest Ms. Gao Huijie
Practitioner Ms. Gao Huijie from Shenyang City is 40 years old. On August 22, 2005, a group of people speaking with Beijing accents arrested her at the typewriting center she owns. They took Ms. Gao to the nearby Chongshan Police Station. They ransacked her typewriting center and her home and confiscated five notebook computers, a desktop computer, and other valuables. Ms. Gao is unaware that her possessions have been confiscated
Telephone number for the Chongshan Police Station: 86-24-86842821.
7. [Langfang City, Hebei Province] Senior Engineer Ms. Li Chunying Sentenced to Forced Labor
On August 10, 2005, practitioner Ms. Li Chunying, a senior engineer employed at the Langfang City Piping Science Research Institute, went three times to look for the leaders of the institute to ask them to let her return to work, in accordance with a document issued in 2003. (Note: She was fired in 1999 only because she browsed the Internet and went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong.) Xue Zhenkui, the director of the institute, and the other leaders not only didn't let her resume her work but also collaborated with personnel from the Guangyang District Police Department and sent Ms. Li to the Women's Division of the Kaiping Forced Labor Camp in Tangshan City on August 15. They did not go through any legal procedures or notify her family members.
Address of Xue Zhenkui: Langfang City Piping Science Research Institute, Langfang City, Hebei Province, postal code: 065000
Xue Zhenkui: 86-316-2074639 (Office) and 2175050 (Home)
Tangshan City Kaiping Forced Labor Camp (Hebei Province No. 1 Forced Labor Camp): 86-315-3363751, 3363939, and 33633752
8. [Anshan City, Liaoning Province] Mr. Xin Rihui Arrested for Distributing Truth-Clarifying Materials
At around 3:00 a.m. on May 29, 2005, personnel from the Tiedong Police Department arrested practitioner Xin Rihui from the Lishan District in Anshan City while he was distributing truth-clarifying materials in the Duilu Jianshen Street residential area. Mr. Xin is still being held at Anshan City's No. 1 Detention Center.
9. [Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region] Zou Kewen's Three Children Describe Their Father's Persecution
We are three young Falun Dafa practitioners. In 1998 we started practicing Falun Gong together with our parents. We practiced diligently and steadily. But after the persecution began on July 20, 1999, police ransacked our home several times and often monitored and threatened us. Our father, Zou Kewen, was sentenced to five years of imprisonment. Mother and the three of us have consequently had a difficult life. In 2004 our father's prison term was up and he was released. Even though our family had not been together for a year, on August 9, 2005, personnel from the "610 Office" in Wulumuqi City and the Shuimogou District, as well as local police station officials sent our father to the Legislature Education Class at the Hygienic Institute in Banfanggou Township to brainwash him. Our mother chose to leave home to avoid persecution. We went to the brainwashing class, clarified the truth to them, and asked for our father, but they deceived us. They even ordered more than 20 police officers to push, drag or beat us. We were hurt. They took us to a police station against our will. At present, government personnel often harass and threaten us.
Duty Office, Banfanggou Township Police Station: 86-991-5920059
One policeman's ID number is 05506
Su Jianguo, an officer from the Shuimogou District 610 Office, who took part in the arrest of my father: 86-13609977784
10. [Jiaozhou City, Shandong Province] Gao Siping and Gao Ruifen Arrested
At around 10:00 a.m. on August 18, 2005, personnel from the Jiaozhou City 610 Office colluded with more than 10 officers from the Nandu Village Police Station and broke into practitioner Ms. Gao Ruifen's home at Nandu Village. They arrested Ms. Gao and another practitioner named Gao Siping. Their arrests are a direct result of monitored phone conversations between practitioners.
11. [Baoding City, Hebei Province] Personnel from the City National Security Bureau Arrest Three Practitioners
At around 8:30 a.m. on August 7, 2005, as soon as practitioner Ms. Song Wenjun from Mancheng County, Baoding City, opened the door to go out to buy breakfast, a group of plainclothes officers, who were waiting outside, pushed her back in. Without showing any identification, they broke the windows in the room and confiscated a laptop computer, some CDs, and Falun Dafa truth-clarifying materials. They took Ms. Song Wenjun and a young practitioner named Ms. Du to the City National Security Bureau.
At around 6:00 a.m. that same day, policemen headed by Zhang Changlin arrested practitioner Mr. Wei Haiwu from Mancheng County. Detailed information is not available.
These three practitioners' whereabouts remain unknown.
12. [Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region] Ms. Gao Shuqin Abducted and Taken to the City Brainwashing Class
At around 10:40 a.m. on August 19, 2005, Shen Xiping from Chifeng City's Pingzhuang Xilutian Mine Police Station in the Inner Mongolia AR led Liu Weimin and five officers from the National Security Team from the Yuanbaoshan Police Station, all in plainclothes, and broke into practitioner Ms. Gao Shuqin's bakery shop. They took Ms. Gao under force and put her into a car. Afterwards, Gao Shuqin's brother and husband went to the National Security Team at the Yuanbaoshan Police Station to request her release. After talking with Liu Weimin, they found out that Ms. Gao had been sent to the Chifeng City Brainwashing Class.
Shen Xiping: 86-13948687326
13. [Gaoling Town, Shandong Province] Six Practitioners from Xiayu Village Arrested in One Night
During the evening of August 15, 2005, personnel from the Gaoling Town Police Station in the Muping District, let by local public safety team members, ransacked the homes of practitioners Sun Houqi and Sun Houzhu in Xiayu Village. They arrested six practitioners including Sun Houlian, Sun Houxuan, Sun Xuejin, Mr. Wang Dejiang, Sun Houqi and the Wang Chunxiang couple.
During the arrest, Mr. Wang Dejiang escaped. But when the police ran after him, they shouted to the crowd, "Catch the thief!" Villagers who did not know the truth believed the police and prevented Mr. Wang from leaving. The police then brutally beat Mr. Wang into a coma. According to witnesses, a wooden bench used to beat him was broken into pieces. It was said that Mr. Wang was sent to a hospital for emergency treatment due to the severe injuries, but his family and friends didn't find him in the hospital.
Sun Houlian and Sun Houxuan were sent to Muping District Detention Center. Sun Xuejin and Sun Houqi and the Wang Chunxiang couple, in their 60s, were first taken to a brainwashing class run by the 610 Office near the Muping District Committee Party School. Their families went to visit but were told they had already been transferred elsewhere. Their current whereabouts are unknown.
14. [ Jiuquan City, Gansu Province] 610 Office Personnel Arrest Practitioner Ms. Liu Suping
At 11:00 a.m. on August 22, 2005, 610 Office personnel from the Jiuquan City National Security Team arrested practitioner Ms. Liu Suping, in her 50s, from Jiuquan City, and confiscated some truth-clarifying materials.
15. [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Ms. Yang Yongzhen Arrested and Taken to the City's Kanjiaji Brainwashing Class
At around 9:00 a.m. on August 10, 2005, about seven officers from the Laodong Street Community Office and from the Jiang'an District 610 Office arrived in two cars at practitioner Ms. Yang Yongzhen 's home. At 12:00 a.m., Ms. Yang was arrested and taken to Wuhan City's Kanjiaji Brainwashing Class.
The unit involved in the persecution: Laodong Street Community Office: 86-27-82427644
16. [Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] Police Arrest Ms. Gao Huanlian for Distributing Truth-Clarifying Materials
During the morning of August 20, 2005, a security guard reported 46-year-old practitioner Ms. Gao Huanlian from the Tianhe District of Guangzhou City when she was distributing truth-clarifying materials. The police arrested her that same morning and ransacked her home. At present, Ms. Gao is being held at the Tianhe District Detention Center.
17. [Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Liu Yanqin Arrested for Having Truth-Clarifying CDs in Her Possession
On August 15, 2005, 65-year-old practitioner Ms. Liu Yanqin from Jiamusi City went to visit friends. At the Jiamusi City Railway Station she was found to have truth-clarifying CDs, and the Railway Police Station arrested her. The police also ransacked Ms. Liu's home that same day. Ms. Liu is currently being held at the Railway Detention Center.
Jiamusi City Railway Police Station: 86-454-8920114
Jiamusi City Railway Detention Center: 86-454-8305457