, Tuesday, October 24, 2006

News and Events from Around the World

Facts of the Persecution

The Good Is Rewarded with Good

Bearing Witness to History

Practitioners Exchange Insights and Experiences

Media Coverage

Solemn Declarations

Clearwisdom Material

News and Events from Around the World

San Francisco: US West Falun Dafa Cultivation Experience Sharing Conference (Photos)

( The US West Autumn Falun Dafa Cultivation Experience Sharing Conference was held on October 22, 2006, at the Masonic Center in San Francisco. Sixteen hundred practitioners from around the world attended the conference, and 23 Western and Chinese practitioners, including five young practitioners, came to the stage to make speeches.

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2006 US West Autumn Falun Dafa Cultivation Experience Sharing Conference

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Falun Dafa practitioners share their experiences

The Fa conference began at 9:20 a.m. and concluded at 5:30 p.m. Some of the speakers talked about the importance of spreading the Nine Commentaries and encouraging the Three Withdrawals (from the Chinese Communist Party, the Youth League, and the Young Pioneers) in saving sentient beings, while others shared their understandings on how to look within, strengthen righteous thoughts when encountering obstacles or conflicts in doing different truth clarification projects, and how, when practitioners form a whole entity, the mighty Fa power will manifest itself. Some shared their experiences of obtaining the Fa and the changes in their views on life after practicing cultivation.

Helen from Los Angeles talked about the urgency and importance of spreading the Nine Commentaries and encouraging the Three Withdrawals in order to rescue more sentient beings. She also shared how to look within and think of others first as what a cultivator is supposed to do when he or she encounters conflicts coordinating and arranging work on different projects. She talked about how to strengthen communication and exchange opinions among coordinators when they were short of hands. She said, "The crucial issue is not the demand of the job itself, but whether or not the state of practitioners has reached the requirement of Dafa, whether or not the practitioners have let go of all kinds of attachments and considered from a holistic point of view how to harmonize the requirement of Dafa."

Western practitioner Genevieve from San Francisco realized that the media is a very powerful tool in truth clarification. She shared her experience of participating in media work. She said that if more people read our newspaper, they will learn about the truth of Falun Dafa. When she decided to work for the English version of The Epoch Times newspaper, she met with very big tribulations. She also experienced two traffic accidents. But she thought of Master's Fa, "When it's difficult to endure, you can endure it. When it's impossible to do, you can do it." (Lecture Nine, Zhuan Falun) In order to help more people learn about the truth, she persisted no matter how busy or tired she was.

Ms. Hu from San Francisco shared her experience of clarifying the truth to Chinese communities. At the beginning, she made use of her identity as a media reporter, but she was often not welcomed by the local Chinese communities. She was not discouraged. She understood that it was because the local communities were affected by the Chinese Communist Party's propaganda. She took the initiative to contact them and helped them learn about the truth. Later, the person in charge of the Chinese community said to her, "We did not understand before, but now we do understand. You are very kind." Some of the leaders of the Chinese communities learned about the truth and recommended to practitioners how they could better fit into the local communities.

Yaqin from San Francisco shared her experience of practicing cultivation over the past five months. She started paying attention to Falun Gong ever since the "April 25" event. Prior to her cultivation, she suffered from serious stomach problems, high blood pressure, and other serious illnesses. This May, her illnesses relapsed and were more serious than before. With no alternative, she thought of Falun Gong. She started doing the Falun Gong exercises the afternoon of May 18, 2006. Several days later, her serious illnesses disappeared all of a sudden. Her leg pain was also gone, and the edema in her legs and all over her body resolved. She could find no words to express her gratitude to Dafa. Now she spends several hours every day riding a vehicle to Chinatown to clarify the truth about Falun Gong.

Sixty-year-old Western practitioner George came from San Diego. He said that before obtaining the Fa, he had a good job, good family life, and all the things most people hope for in life, yet he had not discovered much meaning to life. He believed in God when he was young, but the Bible did not answer many of his questions. His son, who studied Chinese, started to practice and introduced it to him. Since this past February, after he attended the Los Angeles Falun Dafa Cultivation Experience Conference, he has read Falun Gong books every day and become more even tempered. He now knows the meaning of life, and said that only Dafa could make all this possible. Now he understands that he should clarify the truth to the world's people, telling them about the persecution of Falun Gong in China.

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Young practitioners recite Hong Yin

Over a dozen young practitioners recited Master's poems from Hong Yin. Five of them shared their experiences in studying the Fa and cultivating their xinxing.

Seven-year-old practitioner Jin talked about how she changed herself through studying the Fa. She said that she started reciting Master's Lunyu at the age of four. Her parents used to study the Fa with her, and she gradually formed a habit of studying the Fa before going to bed. She also noticed that after studying the Fa, she was able to finish her homework more quickly. She was easily angered when she was young, but after studying the Fa, she no longer gets angry.

Fifteen-year-old practitioner Shang talked about her cultivation experience in the Divine Land Marching Band. She had a lot of homework to do, but she was still able to guarantee the time for studying the Fa. She was very busy, but she was still able to get good results whenever she studied. She plays the piccolo, and she was able to learn to play "Falun Dafa is Good" and "Beautiful America" within two and a half days. She enlightened that only if she gives top priority to Dafa will she have time to do her homework and get good results.

Australia: Parliament Members Give Speeches at Rally to Support Falun Gong and Condemn CCP Organ Harvesing in front of Parliament House (Photos)

( On October 17, 2006, Falun Gong practitioners from Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane held a rally and anti-torture exhibition in front of Parliament House in Canberra. They called on the Australian government to pay attention to the CCP's atrocities of organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners and take to measures to stop this crime against humanity.

Quite a few political and community leaders attended the rally and gave speeches to call for an end of the persecution of Falun Gong and an investigation into the CCP's crime of live organ removal. They also made requests for more effective means to pressure the CCP into stopping the persecution, and urged the international community to pay attention to the issue and make sure human rights won't be overshadowed by trade and sports.

Reenactment to expose the CCP's atrocity of live organ removal

Calling for an end of the CCP's atrocity of live organ removal in front of Australia's Parliament House

Dr. Carmen Lawrence gives a speech

Senator Andrew Barlett

Senator Kerry Nettle

MP Chris Bowen accepts 14,000 signatures

Sister Jane Keogh from Refugee Action Committee, a human rights organization

Vietnam community leader Bich Pha

Director of Vietnamese Radio Station

Political and community leaders speak out in support of Falun Gong

Member of Parliament (MP) Dr. Carmen Lawrence, MP Chris Bowen, Senator Andrew Barlett, Senator Kerry Nettle, Sister Jane Keogh of Refugee Action Committee, Vietnam community leader Bich Pha, and the director of a Vietnamese radio station attended the rally and gave speeches. Senator Trish Crossin and her legislative assistant attended the rally and signed in support. One member of the Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong also wrote to express his support and called for an immediate end to CCP's brutal persecution of Falun Gong practitioners.

In her speech at the rally, MP Dr. Carmen Lawrence called on people to pay attention to the persecution of Falun Gong in China. She reminded everyone to read the details and analysis in the Canadian independent investigation report on the CCP's live organ removal. She thought that human rights observers and all others should expose China's poor human rights record before the Olympic Games. All the CCP's crimes of live organ removal from living Falun Gong practitioners and selling for profit must be stopped and condemned.

Dr. Lawrence said to the practitioners at the rally, "I join with you in protesting strongly the mistreatment of Falun Gong practitioners in wanting to draw the attention of the global community to what is happening in China and to ensure that trade and sport don't overshadow human rights. The protection of human rights in China must be the foremost consideration of all the members of the Parliament seated here today."

Senator Andrew Barlett said, "A significant number of people in Parliament have a deep and strong concern about the extremely serious human rights abuses and allegations that are occurring. They are looking at ways to further pressure the Chinese government to change its ways and looking at opportunities to draw more attention to the reality of what is happening. This is something that affects Australia and Australians. It is not something that we just can forget about it and pretend that it is happening in another part of the world."

Senator Kerry Nettle said, "Just today the leader of the Greens, Bob Brown, was calling on the Australian government to do what it can to stop Australians from going to China for organ transplants until this issue of whether they are Falun Gong practitioners or others being executed for their organs is resolved. Until that issue is dealt with, the Australian government needs to show that Australians are not being caught up in this horrendous trade that is leading to the death of so many people."

Senator signs the practitioners' petition letter and MP accepts the signatures

After his speech, MP Chris Bowen accepted the petition with 14,000 Australian signatures from the practitioners. The petition called on the Australian government to immediately investigate the CCP's atrocities of live organ removal and stop the persecution. He said he would convey the Australian voices to the Parliament.

Senator Trish Crossin and her legislative assistant also came to the rally and signed a petition letter in support.

In August, Mr. Kilgour, former Secretary of State (Asia-Pacific) for Canada, and Mr. McMillan-Scott, the Vice-President of the European Parliament, held various hearings in the Australian Parliament and local assemblies on their "Report into Allegations of Organ Harvesting of Falun Gong Practitioners in China." Their hearings not only caught the attention of Australian mainstream media, which carried special reports, but also won active response from Australian political parties. The Australian government and its opposition reached an agreement to support an investigation into the CCP's organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners.

The rally concluded at 3 p.m.

Korea: All Circles Deeply Concerned about the Chinese Communist Party Organ Stealing Organs from Living People (Photos)

( On October 17 to 19, 2006, under invitation from the Korean Human Rights Organization, former MP David Kilgour and international human rights attorney David Matas of Canada visited Korea and held a press conference. They introduced their report on the CCP's organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners and drew a tremendous reaction.

Mr. David Kilgour discusses the "Report into Allegations of Organ Harvesting of Falun Gong Practitioners in China" at the Korean National Assembly (Gukhoe)

Member of the National Assembly, Shin Hok-yong of Uri, delivered a speech

Korean National Assembly (Gukhoe)

Ms. Quan Qingzi, mother of a Korean-Chinese practitioner Jin Xuezhe, who was sentenced to ten years of imprisonment, gives a speech

Press conference held at the International Press Club

The conference started with the MP Shin Hok-yong of Uri's opening speech. He pointed out that the organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners happening in China must be immediately stopped, and he hoped to help the Korean people understand the severity of the human rights violations in China. MP Shin said after hearing Mr. Kilgour and Mr. Matas' speeches: "This is a very good opportunity to understand the human rights violations that Falun Gong practitioners in China are suffering."

Three-term Peace Ambassador of the International United NGO and former MP Kim Huw-yee said: "People who defile corpses are punished. Organ harvesting from living people is a much worse crime, which angers the heavens and human beings alike." He promised to try his best to stop the CCP's atrocity.

Ms. Quan Qingzi, the mother of a Korean-Chinese practitioner Mr. Kim Shue-jue, who was sentenced to ten years of imprisonment only for his practicing Falun Gong, attended the conference and gave a speech. As Mr. Kim underwent a blood test in prison, Ms. Quan worried that he would face the danger of organ harvesting. She called on everyone to help rescue her son.

Practitioner Ms. Ko Sung-nyo, who was arrested in 2003 in China, was tortured and interrogated in forced labor camp. She was later rescued to Korea. She attended the conference and gave an account of her personal suffering to the audience.

The Canadian human rights activists visited the Chair of the Legal and Legislation Committee of the Korean National Assembly MP An Xyong-xue after the conference, and they urged him to pay close attention to the organ transplant issue in China. MP An indicated that he would do so and ask the Health and Welfare Ministry to investigate cases of people going to China for organ transplants. Based on the results, he would ask the Legal Affairs Ministry to proceed with an official investigation. If there is sufficient evidence, he would promote the legislation on this issue.

In the same afternoon, a press conference was held at the International Press Club, which many reporters attended. Mr. Kilgour and Mr. Matas expressed their concerns about the issue of people going to China to receive organ transplants. They called for legislation on the issue and re-iterated their findings. All of the major Korean mainstream media were present at the event.

On the morning of the 19th, Mr. Matas and Mr. Kilgour visited the Chair of the Human Rights Forum in the parliament and the General Secretary of the Grand National Party MP Hyung Ywo-loo. They wanted to remind him about the organ harvesting from living people happening in China. MP Hyung stated that all the MP's in the Human Rights Forum will actively participate in the investigation and asked for ten more copies of the report.

Former cabinet member MP Lee Yeong-ji ran into Mr. Kilgour and his group on the way to the International Affairs meeting. Even though it was a chance meeting, MP Lee led them to the meeting room in a library nearby and had an extensive conversation with them. After listening to the introduction by Mr. Kilgour, MP Lee said that he visited the art exhibition on the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners last year in Parliament, but he didn't expect that the organ stealing situation to be so severe. He promised to do everything he could to stop the human rights violations and expressed his respect for their efforts.

After a brief talk with MP Loo Hyong-lyi and Hyu Gya-yuen, Mr. Kilgour and Mr. Matas went to the National Organ Transplant Center, where they exchanged ideas with four officials on the long term issues of illegal organ transplants in China and Koreans going to China to receive organ transplants. The Korean officials expressed their deep concerns on the organ harvesting issue in China, promised to notify the Korean people once they verified the facts, and expressed a desire to find out more from future investigations.

Mr. Kilgour's group also met with the chair of the National Human Rights Committee Mr. Kuok Loo-hyun and exchanged views on the issue of organ harvesting from living people. Chairman Kuok listened to their introduction attentively and said that he's met with the practitioners in their organ harvesting re-enactment on the street and signed the petition calling for an end of the persecution. He said that the photos had a big impact on him. He said that he would continue to pay attention to this issue and he would post relevant documents on the website of the National Human Rights Committee.

Sweden: Promoting Falun Gong and Clarifying the Facts at a Health Expo (Photos)

( The autumn weather in Sweden is very comfortable and cool, with a clear autumn sky. On October 14 and 15, 2006, Falun Gong practitioners were invited to take part in "The Day of Nice Feeling" health expo held by the Hallunda Community in the capital city of Stockholm. At the Falun Gong booth were banners saying, "Falun Dafa;" books; CDs; videotapes; exquisite paper lotus flowers; a wide variety of informational leaflets; paintings from the "Truthfulness, Benevolence, Forbearance Art Exhibition;" as well as truth-clarification materials and copies of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party in the Chinese language.

People sign their names to call for an end to the persecution

Visitors are moved by the melodious exercise music and gentle exercises

During the two days of the event, the local people had a good opportunity to understand Falun Gong and the persecution against Falun Gong in China by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). They were moved by the melodious exercise music and gentle exercises. Some of them inquired about local practice sites, and many asked why the CCP is persecuting Falun Gong. In particular, they were shocked by the cruelty of the CCP in its organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners.

So many people visited the booth that several practitioners demonstrating the exercises moved outside the hall to introduce Falun Dafa to more people. The person in charge of the exposition was very appreciative of the practitioners' activity: "Wonderful! You are a great advertisement for our exposition."

A woman from China chatted with a practitioner. She is studying towards a doctoral degree at the Royal Institute of Technology (Kungliga Tekniska Hogskolan). She admired the practitioners for having such a booth at an expo in Sweden. Practitioners explained the facts of the staged self-immolation incident on Tiananmen Square and introduced the Nine Commentaries to her. They also advised her to make a statement on the Internet to renounce the CCP.

On the afternoon of October 14, the host of this exposition offered a place for Falun Gong practitioners to demonstrate the exercises to people who were interested. The practitioners introduced Falun Gong and taught the exercises. Many people at the site felt the strong energy field. One woman said, "I am very lucky to meet Falun Gong practitioners today. Several years ago I visited Spain. One morning I took a walk and saw ten people practicing Falun Gong. That scene was very beautiful, absolutely transcending the secular world. It was regrettable that I had to leave. Please give me your contact information. I want to learn it. Thank you very much."

Finland: Exposing the CCP's Crimes to the Finnish People and the Government of Finland (Photos)

( Finland is this year's "president country" of the EU. It is a rotational position. The human rights dialog between the EU and China will take place in Bejing soon. On October 14, 2006, practitioners in Finland gathered again at a corner of the Helsinki train station to expose the cruel persecution of Falun Gong committed by the Chinese Communist regime over the past seven years, especially the atrocity of illegally harvesting organs from living practitioners.

Falun Gong practitioners have conducted truth-clarification campaign several times. A great number of people have been interested in understanding the details each time.

Passers-by were indignant at the CCP's atrocities and gave their signatures one after another.

After attentively reading the truth-clarification materials on Falun Gong, this older lady said to practitioners, "Don't keep silence. We support all of you."

Many large photos depicting how Falun Gong practitioners have been tortured attracted passers-by to stop and look. Some of them took the truth-clarification materials and read them right away. Others attentively read the exhibition boards placed on the ground. Some seemed to already know the facts and went directly to the petition table to give their signatures in support of the anti-persecution campaign. Young people, teenagers, and the elderly were all represented.

An older lady carefully read the truth-clarification materials and exhibition boards and said to practitioners, "You shouldn't keep silence. You need to protest. You have my support." She then went to sign the petition form.

I asked a practitioner, Mrs. Chen, "Why do you come here?" She said, "Before the human rights dialog between the EU and China, I'd like to tell the local people and the government of Finland: When the Chinese government say, 'Now is the best period of human rights in China,' that is a lie. It is total propaganda. I can say this from personal experience. For a long time, the CCP has attempted to extend the persecution of Falun Gong abroad. My husband has a doctorate degree and works as a researcher at a research institute in Helsinki. Recently we sent our passports to the Chinese embassy for an extension. The embassy illegally confiscated our passports, so that we are now persons without passports. The staff of the Chinese embassy asked us to guarantee that we wouldn't take part in any more protest campaigns. We said, 'If the CCP stops the persecution, we wouldn't to protest'. They were speechless but deprived us of our right to be Chinese citizens. Our parents have no jobs in China right now, and their health is not good. We can't return home to visit them due to the persecution. Chinese special agents persecute not only Chinese Falun Gong practitioners but also Western practitioners. Recently they harassed some Western practitioners in Finland over the phone, seriously affecting their normal lives. In the face of the CCP's persecution, why can't we protest?"

Facts of the Persecution

Mr. Yang Huilin Almost Buried Alive at Gaoyang Forced Labor Camp in Hebei Province--His Wife Dies as a Result of the Persecution

( The Communist Party publicly cracked down on Falun Dafa on July 20, 1999. Since then, practitioner Mr. Yang Huilin of Shenzhou City, Hebei Province, has suffered illegal arrest, imprisonment, extortion, and torture at the hand of the local 610 Office and police several times. His family finally broke down and fell apart. At the Gaoyang Forced Labor Camp, Mr. Yang was tied up and tortured with seven or eight electric-shock batons. His food was poisoned with the drug Ecstasy, and he was almost buried alive by the guards. After fleeing the camp, he had little choice but to be destitute and homeless for a long time. His wife, Ms. Yang Xiaowen, died from persecution.

Some of those who persecuted the Yang family are:

Yin Yuzhen, Shenzhou City Political and Judiciary Committee Secretary in Hebei Province

Ji Jie and Wang Jinggang at the 610 Office brainwashing center

Zhao Enxue, Shenzhou City Detention Center Director

Jia Shuangwan, Shenzhou Police Department Political and Security Section Director

Zhang Yuanxiang, political and security section of Shenzhou City Police Department

Song Qingzhuang, Bingcao Township Political and Law Committee Secretary

Tian Shining, director of Bingcao Township Police Station

Husband and Wife Arrested, Mother and Son Tortured in a Labor Camp

On December 18, 1999, Mr. Yang Huilin and his wife, Ms. Yang Xiaowen, went to Beijing to protest the suppression of Falun Dafa. They were arrested on their way home and taken to the police station by the political and security section heads of Shenzhou City Police Department, Jia Shuangwan and Shang Yunhang. Four policemen beat Mr. Yang Huilin. They shocked him with high-voltage electric batons and slapped him in the face. He was detained until February or March 2000. He was not released until he was fined several hundred yuan. His wife, Yang Xiaowen, was detained for more than one month.

In August 2000, Mr. Yangwas arrested again by the local police in Bingcao Township. The political and judiciary committee secretary, Song Qingzhuang, attacked him brutally to try to force him to give up his belief in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Yang Huilin did not yield to them, so they released him.

On December 18, 2000, Ji Jie of Shenzhou City 610 Office and Song Qingzhuang led eight to nine others to arrest Ms. Yang Xiaowen. That night Jia Shuangwan and someone else arrested her son, Yang Deqiang. Yang Deqiang was handcuffed behind his back and thrown into the trunk of the car. This was witnessed by Mr. Yang's neighbor. On the way to the car, Jia Wangwan slapped Yang Deqiang on the face. At the city police department, Jia Shuangwan and Zhang Yuanxiang coerced a confession from Yang Deqiang by torturing him. They stepped on his cuffed hands and slapped him in the face for long time. Around 7:00pm, Jia Shuangwan forced Yang Deqiang to give his fingerprints and secretly sent him to the detention center. Yang Deqiang refused to comply with them. Zhang Yuanxiang brutally stomped on Mr. Yang's head. Several others pummeled him with their fists and feet. He passed out several times and was then hit to wake him up. The police also fired a gun.

Later Jia Shuangwan and Zhang Yuanxiang took Yang Deqiang to a small hut. They made him lie on the floor with his face down. They took off his shoes and trousers and took turns beating him with a leather belt. Zhang continued when Jia got tired. This lasted for a long time. Yang Deqiang was so strong that he didn't make a sound. Later, Jia Shuangwan brought a bamboo torture device to ruthlessly hit the back of Mr. Yang's hands. Afterwards, he was locked up in a metal cage in the detention center. Jia Shuangwan said, "Nobody can see him." Mr. Yang endured great suffering. He was mercilessly beaten by other criminals and was illegally interrogated six to seven times a day. Almost every time, he was coerced to confess by means of torture.

On January 11, 2001 Yang Deqiang and his mother, Ms. Yang Xiaowen, were "illegally sentenced" to a labor camp for three years. At Shijiazhuang Forced Labor Camp, Mr. Yang Deqiang was tortured with electric batons, mercilessly beaten, brainwashed, force-fed ,and so on. The electric shock was done by 202nd squadron commander Zhang Li at the Shijiazhuang Forced Labor Camp. Mr. Yang was mercilessly beaten by Bian Shuqiang. The brainwashing was done by Dong Yi. The force-feeding was done by the administration section police officer, Wang Jun. The guards also instigated criminal inmates such as Qi Jianliang, Wang Yuntao from Henan Province, Wu Shaomin from Liaoning Province, and others to mercilessly beat practitioners. Mr. Yang Deqiang was illegally imprisoned for nearly one and a half years. His spirit was devastated and his body was extremely weak. He nearly lost his eyesight. He lost control of his bodily functions and had blood in his stool. Mr. Yang Deqiang was so brutally beaten by Jia Shuangwan and Zhang Yuanxiang from Shenzhou City that he had internal injury. Even now the bruises can still be seen on his buttocks.

Around 11a.m. on December 18, 2000, Ms. Yang Xiaowen was arrested. At first, she was persecuted for one night at Bingcao Township Police Station. Later she was delivered to the detention center. Twenty days later, she was sentenced to three years of forced labor. She was transfered to the Shijiazhuang Forced Labor Camp. Ms. Yang Xiaowen did not cooperate. The guards' force-feeding caused her nostril to hemorrhage. She became weaker day after day. To avoid responsibility, the guards informed the Shenzhou City 610 brainwashing center to pick her up. In April, 2001, Bingcao Township government brought her back. However, they wanted to extort 2000 yuan to release her. Through thorough clarifying the truth, Ms. Yang Xiaowen was released.

Husband and Wife Detained in a Brainwashing Center

One day in August, 2001, before dawn, the Shenzhou City Political and Judiciary Committee Secretary, Yin Yuzhen, instigated the police to break in the Yang home. They arrested Ms. Yang Xiaowen and took her to the 610 Office brainwashing center. She went on a hunger strike for ten days. She was as thin as a rail. Mr. Yang Huilin visited his wife during this time. Later, because the police did not want to take responsibility, they called the family to take her home.

Shortly after Ms. Yang Xiaowen returned home and before fully recovering, Mr. Yang Huilin was caught and returned to the brainwashing center. Bingcao Township Political and Judiciary Committee Secretary Song Qingzhuang brutally attacked him. Several people encircled him and ruthlessly pinched his neck. This caused Mr. Yang to be unable to eat anything for a long time. He was released two months later.

On February 13, 2004 police officer Jia Shuangwan and eight to nine other police, led by the Matun Village security guard, used the excuse of looking for practitioners who publicly clarify the truth to break into the Yang home. They arrested Mr. Yang and took him to the police station. About ten days later, he was transferred to the detention center for further persecution.

At the detention center, Mr. Yang Huilin overheard Director Zhao Enxue's telephone conversation. The one on the other end of the line said, "Why still keep him? Release him." Zhao replied, "No, no. I can't release him. I'll send him to the labor camp." Thus Zhao Enxue should be the person directly responsible for sending Mr. Yang Huilin to the labor camp.

Guards Plan to Bury Mr. Yang Huilin Alive before He Escapes with Righteous Thoughts

The Shijiazhuang Forced Labor Camp refused to accept any Falun Gong practitioners because there were too many of them. They could not "convert" that many. So the Bingcao Township local police station sent Mr. Yang Huilin to the Gaoyang Forced Labor Camp. There, Yang Huilin was tied up completely and shocked with seven to eight electric batons. They put Ecstasy in his food, but the drug didn't take effect. When two guards went over to him to look at him, and they found that Mr. Yang still opened his eyes, they were scared. They quickly went out the door and whispered, "How come his eyes are still open? How can we bury him like this? Alive?" Mr. Yang heard this discussion very clearly. He thought: "So vicious. I've got to leave here."

On September 5, 2004, around 7:00 p.m., Yang Huilin took the chance when two guards went over to one side. He rapidly went down from the fourth floor, and passed through more than 200 meters of courtyard in the fifth brigade, bound for the south entrance. Under Master's merciful protection, he gracefully walked out, right under the eyes of two gatekeepers. Yang Huilin laid in a field of crops for three days and three nights. He passed through the police, layer by layer, and went out Gaoyang Forced Labor Camp with righteous thoughts. Unable to return home, Mr. Yang Huilin is now destitute and homeless.

Ms. Yang Xiaowen Died of Persecution

On April 14, 2005, Jia Zhituo and Ji Yingqiu went to Yang Huilin's home to threaten Ms. Yang Xiaowen, his wife. They asked her to give them a one meter swath of her land on the south for no reason. Ms. Yang Xiaowen tried to speak rationally with them. Jia and Ji knew that they were short of reasons but still unceasingly harassed her. The two wouldn't leave until Yang Huilin's younger brother came.

The continuous persecution devastated Ms. Yang Xiaowen mentally and physically One morning, she suddenly fell to the ground and lost feeling on one side of her body. A hospital exam said that it was a stroke. After suffering for more than three months, she died on August 6, 2005. Ms. Yang Xiaowen did not see her husband, Yang Huilin, before she died.

Currently, Mr. Yang Huilin is still destitute and homeless. The eldest son, Yang Deqiang, was the only one left at home to take care of the planting, and he withstood pain that an average person could hardly withstand. The younger son is still at college and lives in a difficult situation. His school expenses were paid by his relatives and fellow villagers. Now, he faces having to drop out of school because of financial difficulty. Mr. Yang Huilin's harmonious family was broken up and decimated by the persecution.

The fellow senior villagers of Shenzhou City and Yang Huilin's family suffered persecution only because they believed in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. How many families like Yang Huilin's have suffered such persecution?! No wonder some elderly people have said, "What a society it has turned out to be. It is dead. Do we, who have wives and children, brothers and sisters, ever think about what happens if we don't have the right to be good? Those who persecute good people are bad."

The universe will take over what humans have failed. The Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party is circulating and being read around the world. Nearly 14 million people have resigned from the Communist Party and its affiliated organizations. More than 30,000 people resign from the Party and its affiliated organizations daily. The days until the Chinese Communist Party is extinguished are numbered. We sincerely hope those who are closely aligned with the Chinese Communist Party to persecute Falun Gong practitioners do not continue to work for them for a few dollars, but instead back off, so that they may have a glorious future for themselves and their families. We also hope that all people of conscience step forward to stop this persecution and defend justice.

Those who participated in this persecution:

Yin Yuzhen is no longer the Political and Judiciary Committee Secretary of Shenzhou City. Li Guangxin is the present secretary.

Ji Jie and Wang Jinggang are still at the 610 brainwashing center of Shenzhou City.

Jia Shuangwan and Zhang Yuanxiang are still at the police station (political and security section) of Shenzhou City. Jia Shuangwan is the director. His cell phone number is 86-13833825676. He lived in Beidatong Village in Tangfen Township of Shenzhou City. Now he lives at his brother-in-law's home at Xutuan Village in Anping County.

Tian Shining transfered away from Bingcao Township and is no longer the manager of the police station.

Bingcao Township Political and Judiciary Committee Secretary, Song Qingzhuang, already suffered retribution for his evil deed. He had a tumor on his heart. After spending more than 70,000 yuan on treatment, he died.

Jia Zhituo was dismissed from his position for embezzling more than 10,000 yuan by the end of 2001.

Partial List of Practitioners Persecuted in Zhuzhou City, Hunan Province


The following five practitioners were sentenced in 2000:

Mr. Hu Chuan, 30, computer engineer of the Railway Department 403 Vehicle Factory, was illegally sentenced to three years in prison for practicing Falun Gong. He has since gone into exile to avoid further persecution.

Ms. Liu Fenfang, 54, retired worker from Zixing County, was sentenced to four years in prison in 2000 and two years of forced labor in January 2005.

Ms. Zhang Hejun, 50, employee of the Piston Pin Factory of the Torch Automobile Group Co., Ltd., sentenced to five years in prison in 2000 and was fired from her job.

Ms. Yu Zhenju, 51, employee of the Piston Pin Factory of the Torch Automobile Group Co., Ltd., was sentenced to four years in prison in 2000 and was fired from her job.

Ms. Liu Chunqin, 34, was sentenced to four years in prison in 2000.

Other practitioners and their situations:

Mr. Chen Min, 35, former lecturer at the Zhuzhou Institute of Chinese Medicine, was sentenced to one year of forced labor in 2001 and to five years in prison in September 2002. He is now in Wangling Prison.

Mr. Zhao Shiqing, 30, an was employee of the Zhuzhou City Finance Bureau. Prison officials tortured him to death.

Mr. Zeng Haiqi, 36, was sentenced to seven years in prison in 2000. He has become handicapped from the torture.

Mr. Liu Qingliang, 36, employee of Southern Airlines, was sentenced to one year of forced labor in 2000 and another year of forced labor in 2002, and sentenced to three years in prison in 2004.

Ms. Liu Xiaoli, 54, was sentenced to eight months of forced labor in December 2000 and then to three years in prison. In July 2006, she was sentenced to two years of forced labor.

Mr. Liu Jian, 63, was sentenced to forced labor. Eight months after his release, in June 2006, he was sentenced to two years of forced labor again.

Ms. Liu Junli, 56, retired worker from the Firepower Construction Company, was sentenced to one and a half years of forced labor in February 2001 and again sentenced to one year of forced labor in August 2003. She has gone into exile to avoid further persecution.

Ms. Liu Xueqin, 32, sentenced to one year of forced labor in 2005 and released in August 2006, is now unemployed.

Ms. Liu Rongpei, 44, employee of the Zhuzhou Smelt Factory, sentenced to seven years in prison, is now in Changsha City Women's Prison.

Ms. Chen Ying, 30, employee of the Zhuzhou Glass Factory, sentenced to six years in prison, is now in Changsha Women's Prison

Mr. Yuan Rong, 33, employee of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, is now in Wangling Prison.

Mr. Xu Xin, 37, schoolteacher at Yifu School, now in Jinshi Prison.

Information on Persecuted Practitioners from the Chaoyang District of Beijing

( Since the persecution of Falun Dafa began on July 20, 1999, the Liulitun area of the Chaoyang District of Beijing closely followed Jiang's regime and the Communist Party to persecute local practitioners. To this day there are many local practitioners imprisoned. Following is incomplete information about some cases of imprisoned practitioners from Liulitun, along with the crimes committed against them.

At around 6 a.m. on September 11, 2003, practitioner Ms. Su Wei was illegally arrested by personnel from the Liulitun Residential Office, the 610 Office, and the Liulitun local police station while she was buying breakfast for her child. At that time her husband was visiting his ill mother, so her young son was left at home with nobody to look after him. At around 9 a.m. that same day they also ransacked her home. Ms. Su was later sentenced to a two-year term of forced labor.

On September 11, 2005, after Ms. Su returned from the forced labor camp, the local authorities continued to monitor her. Around 10 p.m. on February 24, 2006, she was again arrested from her home by staff from the National Security Bureau, the 610 Office, and the local police station, and her home was ransacked again. She was later sentenced to another two and a half years of forced labor. She is currently imprisoned in Beijing Women's Forced Labor Camp.

For the past several years Ms. Su's husband has been unemployed, and her child is currently preparing for high school examinations. Their life is very difficult.

Practitioner Ms. Zhou Liying has suffered a great deal from the persecution. On the evening of February 24, 2006, she and a practitioner that was visiting her were arrested by staff from the National Security Bureau, the 610 Office, and the local police station. She is now in Beijing Women's Forced Labor Camp. Her husband died of illness many years ago, and now she is imprisoned and unable to work to support her child, who remains at home without a source of income, living a tough life.

Practitioner Mr. Liu Zhenhua, 60, was arrested from his home in mid-January 2006. Further investigation is needed to uncover the details.

On the evening of February 24, 2006, practitioner Ms. Wang Aiqin, 52, was arrested from her home by staff from the National Security Bureau, the 610 Office, and the local police station. Her home was ransacked. She was later sentenced to two years of forced labor. She is now in Beijing Women's Forced Labor Camp.

Married couple Mr. Wang Ping, 59, and Ms. Liu Dahua, 55, were arrested by the National Security Bureau, the 610 Office, and the local police station on the morning of February 25, 2006. Their home was ransacked. Mr. Wang was later sentenced to two years of forced labor, and is now in Beijing Tuanhe Forced Labor Camp. Ms. Liu was sentenced to two and a half years of forced labor, and is now in Beijing Women's Forced Labor Camp. This is the second round of persecution Ms Liu has suffered, as she has already served a one-and-a-half-year forced labor camp, starting in the summer of 2001.

Practitioner Ms. Xi Xiulan, 65, lived at no. 302, Unit 3, Building 18, Shuiduizi Beili. On the afternoon of September 25, 2005, she was arrested by the local police and 610 Office staff, and her home was ransacked. She was sentenced to two years of forced labor.

Practitioner Ms. Wang Shuying, 58, was arrested in January 2001 and was sentenced to seven years of forced labor. She is now in Beijing Women's Forced Labor Camp.

Practitioner Ms. Zhang Junfeng, 69, was arrested by staff from the National Security Bureau, the 610 Office, and the local police station. She was sentenced to five years of forced labor, and is now in Beijing Women's Forced Labor Camp. Her husband, Mr. Xu Junying, was also implicated and was arrested at the same time. He was sentenced to one and a half years. He was mistreated to the point of being critically ill and was taken to the local police hospital three times. After ten months he was released, only to continue to suffer outside of prison. His son was forced to transfer from his job, and his pregnant daughter-in-law, who was also arrested at that time, was so mistreated that she had a miscarriage.

Practitioner Ms. Han Jinggui, 56, was taken from her home on September 11, 2003, by staff from the National Security Bureau, the 610 Office, and the local police station. She was taken to the second floor of an office building, where she was tied to a chair with rope. Because she shouted, "Falun Dafa is good," she was denounced as mentally ill by the 610 Office, and was sent to Balizhuang Mental Hospital. Later on she was sent to Chaoyang Hospital. She was released after being so mistreated that she developed dangerously high blood pressure. After returning home, she was continuously harassed. Two security personnel monitored her door 24 hours a day. On October 31, 2003, the ongoing mistreatment resulted in her having a brain hemorrhage, and she is now paralyzed. The persecution of Falun Gong has brought her and her family members enormous pain and suffering. Her medical expenses alone have reached more than 200,000 yuan.

Besides those mentioned above, there are many other persecuted practitioners whose situations have not been addressed.

The departments and individuals that have participated in persecuting practitioners in the area over the last several years include:

1. 610 Office, Liulitun Residential District Office, Chaoyang District:

Director (from 1999 to 2004) Wang Chunru (male)

The current director, Chen Qiumin (female)

Employees Zhang Fu (male); Wang Fenghua (male), 51 years old and originally a worker at a knitting company; and Meng (female).

Telephone: 86-10-65013243, 86-10-65072910, 86-10-65077940.

2. Liulitun Police Station:

Deputy Chief Wang Hui: 86-13910006667

Police Officer Shen Zhuo (male): 86-13901509040

Police Officer Bai Jiusheng (male): 86-13601033264

More contact phone numbers and names of responsible individuals are needed.

Practitioner Mr. Li Huzhe From Yanbian, Jilin Province Arrested and Taken to Helong City Brainwashing Center

( [Note: The following is a shortened version of a longer and more detailed article that appeared on the website (Chinese version of]

Officers from Beishan Police Station in Yanji City broke into the home of practitioner Mr. Li Huzhe on the evening of September 18, 2006. They took him to Beishan Police Station in Yanji and later sent him to the Helong City Brainwashing Center. (See related report on

Practitioner Mr. Song Baogang from Zaozhuang City, Shandong Province Arrested

( [Note: The following is a shortened version of a longer and more detailed article that appeared on the website (Chinese version of]

Practitioner Mr. Song Baogang, 38 years old, from Zaozhuang City, Shandong Province, lives on Wenhua Road in Zaozhuang City, Shandong Province. He used to work as a driver in Baodugu National Forest Park in Zaozhuang City. He was fired in July 2000 because he refused to give up his belief in Falun Dafa. His home was ransacked and he was arrested in August 2000. He went to Beijing to appeal on January 1, 2001, and was later held at Yuelou Detention Center in Zaozhuang City for one month. His family paid 2,000 yuan for his release. Later, national security agents eavesdropped on his phone conversation with a friend in Zaozhuang City, and he was arrested by the Shanghai police. He was taken back to Zaozhuang City and held in Wangcun Forced Labor Camp in Zibo City, Shandong Province, for a two-year term. His sentence was eventually extended by more than two years.

Mr. Song stayed away from home after his release in August 2005 to avoid any further arrest. He was arrested at the home of another practitioner, Mr. Gao Jiyu, on the morning of September 7, 2006, by a group of officials including Di Hao from the Shizhong District's 610 Office in Zaozhuang City, Shandong Province, and Yang Meng, deputy head of Guangminglu Police Station in Zaozhuang City. Mr. Gao Jiyu was also arrested and his home was ransacked. At present, both practitioners are being held at Yuelou Detention Center in Zaozhuang City.

Additional Persecution News from China - October 14, 2006 (24 Reports)


  1. [Donggang City, Liaoning Province] Practitioner Mr. Sui Mingyong Subjected to Irrational Harassment
  2. [Beijing City] Practitioners Ms. Liu Baohua and Ms. Zhao Defen from the Pinggu District Arrested
  3. [Baoding City, Hebei Province] The Bali Township Forced Labor Camp Arrest Visiting Practitioners' Family Members
  4. [Xinle City, Hebei Province] Practitioner Mr. Kang Tonglin Taken Away by the 610 Office of Xinle City
  5. [Gaopeidian City, Hebei Province] Practitioner Ms. Zhang Fuzhen Arrested While Practitioner Ms. Cui Fengluan Forced to Leave Home to Avoid Being Arrested
  6. [Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] Practitioner Mr. Ma Minqing and His Family Being Mistreated
  7. [Chongqing City] The High School Textbook on the Subject "Thoughts and Politics" Has Contents that Defame Falun Dafa
  8. [Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] Practitioner Mr. Lu Xianming Arrested
  9. [Baoding City, Hebei Province] Nine Practitioners Illegally Arrested on October 10, 2006, Are Being Held in the Detention Center of Baoding City
  10. [Tianjin City] Practitioner Ms. Li Shufeng, Arrested on October 5, 2006, by Heping District Police, Is in the Heping District Police Department
  11. [Heilongjiang Province] The Acheng City Court Is Planning to Hold an Illegal Trial Against Practitioner Ms. Sun Yanfang
  12. [Nong'an County, Jilin Province] Practitioner Ms. Wang Zhongling Arrested
  13. [Beihai City, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region] Persecution Facts on Practitioners Including Ms. Feng Xiuying
  14. [Wuxi City, Jiangsu Province] Practitioners including Mr. Yang Yinzhong Arrested
  15. [Yushu City, Jilin Province] Practitioner Ms. Zhou Qiling Twice Subjected to Forced Labor
  16. [Qinhuangdao City, Hebei Province] Senior Lecturer Mr. Zhang Xiaojie Suspended from Teaching
  17. [Guangdong Province] The Brainwashing Center of Shenzhen City Worsening the Persecution Towards Falun Dafa Practitioners
  18. [Beijing City] Practitioner Ms. Gong Qixin Was Arrested by Police Officers in the Sun Palace of the Chaoyang District on the Morning of October 12, 2006, and Her Home Was Ransacked
  19. [Huhhot City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region] Practitioner Ms. Zhang Suzhen Arrested
  20. [Beijing City] Supplementary Information on the Arrest of Practitioner Ms. He Yanhua
  21. [Guiyang City, Guizhou Province] Practitioner Ms. Liu Shizhen Held in the Guizhou Provincial Women's Forced Labor Camp
  22. [Renqiu City, Hebei Province] Practitioners Including Mr. Wang Hai Facing Trial
  23. [Qingdao City, Shandong Province] Laixi District Court to Try Several Practitioners
  24. [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Supplementary Information on the Current Situation of Practitioner Ms. Huang Xiaoying

1. [Donggang City, Liaoning Province] Practitioner Mr. Sui Mingyong Subjected to Irrational Harassment

On the evening of September 30, 2006, Gao Desheng, the person in charge of the persecution of Falun Gong from Heigou Town, Donggang City, Liaoning Province, led two police officers from the local police station to break into practitioner Mr. Sui Mingyong's home. Only Mr. Sui's daughter and grandson were home because the practitioner and his wife were not home at the time. Gao and the two police officers searched everywhere in the house and made a big mess of everything.

Gao Desheng (male): 86-415-7782235

2. [Beijing City] Practitioners Ms. Liu Baohua and Ms. Zhao Defen from the Pinggu District Arrested

On September 30, 2006, police from the 610 Office in the Pinggu District went to arrest practitioners Ms. Liu Baohua and Ms. Zhao Defen from their homes located in the Taihedongyuan District. Both practitioners are now being held in the Pinggu District Detention Center.

3. [Baoding City, Hebei Province] The Bali Township Forced Labor Camp Arrested Visiting Practitioners' Family Members

October 10, 2006, was supposed to be a visitation day at the Bali Township Forced Labor Camp. Some practitioners' family members and friends took the opportunity to appeal to the labor camp for the release of the held practitioners. They were arrested by personnel from the labor camp. Among those arrested are practitioners from An'guo City and from Xiong County.

4. [Xinle City, Hebei Province] Practitioner Mr. Kang Tonglin Taken Away by the 610 Office of Xinle City

At about 2:30 p.m. on October 12, 2006, the director of the Electric Meter Workshop of the Xinhua Stock Company of Xinle City in Hebei Province confiscated a copy of Zhuan Falun from the toolbox of practitioner Mr. Kang Tonglin when he was not there. The book was handed in to the director of the 610 Office of the company, Ju Yanjun, who tried to coerce Mr. Kang Tonglin into writing the Guarantee Statement to denounce the practice of Falun Gong. Mr. Kang Tonglin refused to cooperate and started to clarify the truth to him. Ju Yanjun then notified the 610 Office of Xinle City. At around 11:30 a.m. on October 13, 2006, Mr. Kang Tonglin was taken away by 610 Office agents. Where he is being held is currently unclear.

Chairman of the Xinhua Stock Company of Xinle City Liu Wenzhi (male): 86-13932120116 (Cell) and 86-13731152999 (Cell)

Director of the 610 Office of Xinhua Stock Company of Xinle City Ju Yanjun (male): 86-13803219801 (Cell)

5. [Gaopeidian City, Hebei Province] Practitioner Ms. Zhang Fuzhen Arrested While Practitioner Ms. Cui Fengluan Forced to Leave Home to Avoid Being Arrested

At about 6:00 p.m. on October 11, 2006, 12 police officers from Tuanjielu Police Station of the Baigou Police Department in Gaopaidian City broke into the home of practitioner Ms. Cui Fengluan. They started to ransack the home as soon as they entered it, claiming that someone had reported her to the police regarding her distributing truth-clarification materials. At that time, another practitioner, Mr. Zhang Fuzhen, was also there. When Ms. Cui Fengluan's husband, who is not a practitioner, went ahead to question the officers, the police called 110, put both Ms. Cui Fengluan's husband and Mr. Zhang Fuzhen into the police car, and took them to Tuanjielu Police Station. Ms. Cui Fengluan walked away. The police confiscated some Falun Dafa truth-clarification materials. Ms. Cui Fengluan's husband was not released until after midnight that night. Mr. Zhang Fuzhen was taken to and held in the Gaopeidian City detention center on the morning of October 12, 2006.

Chief of the Tuanjielu Police Station Meng Fanliang (male): 86-13333128582 (Cell)

6. [Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] Practitioner Mr. Ma Minqing and His Family Being Mistreated

Practitioner Mr. Ma Minqing from Guangzhou City was arrested by State Security huards on October 8, 2006, when he went to Computer City to shop. In 2001, the 610 Office of the Yuexiu District of Guangzhou City attempted to take him to a Brainwashing Center, but he walked away with righteous thoughts. Afterwards, he and his wife, practitioner Ms. Zheng Jieer, were forced to leave home in order to avoid being arrested. They have been the primary targets of arrest by the State Security Division of the 610 Office of Guangzhou City, and they have nearly been arrested numerous times.

On July 23, 2006, Ms. Zheng Jieer was followed by the State Security guards and later was arrested. She has been sentenced to two years of forced labor and is currently being held in the Chatou Forced Labor Camp of Guangzhou City.

Practitioner Mr. Ma Minqing's mother, Ms. Aying, is also a practitioner. Around 2002, because she distributed truth-clarification materials, she was sentenced to one year of forced labor and was held in the Sanshui Women's Forced Labor Camp.

Relevant phone numbers:

The Detention Center in the Yuexiu District: 86-20-83116743

The 610 Office of the Yuexiu District: 86-20-83268165

Director of the 610 Office Cui Dexing (male): 86-20-83268230 (Office), 86-13902211813 (Cell) and 86-20-83268229 (Office)

Chief of the 610 Office of Guangzhou City Zhang Qingsheng (male): 86-20-61382058

The 610 Office of Guangdong Province: 86-20-87185466:

7. [Chongqing City] The High School Textbook on the Subject "Thoughts and Politics" Has Contents that Defame Falun Dafa

8. [Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] Practitioner Mr. Lu Xianming Arrested

Practitioner Mr. Lu Xianming from Guangzhou City was illegally arrested on September 23, 2006, when he was distributing truth-clarification materials. He is currently being held in the Liwan District detention center in Guangzhou City and facing an illegal trial.

9. [Baoding City, Hebei Province] Nine Practitioners Arrested on October 10, 2006, Are Being Held in the Detention Center of Baoding City

10. [Tianjin City] Practitioner Ms. Li Shufeng, Arrested on October 5, 2006, by Heping District Police, Is the Heping District Police Department

11. [Heilongjiang Province] The Acheng City Court Is Planning to Hold an Illegal Trial Against Practitioner Ms. Sun Yanfang

Practitioner Ms. Sun Yanfang is a teacher in the Xinhua No. 1 Middle School. She was arrested in June 2005. Ms. Sun Yanfang appealed for release and pleaded, "Not guilty." She went on a hunger strike for 11 days, and her life was endangered. The police department and the 610 Office in Acheng City, afraid of being held responsible, were forced to release Ms. Sun. Upon returning home, Ms. Sun Yanfang regained her health after resuming the practice of Falun Dafa. On September 11, 2006, Ms. Sun was again arrested and taken to the No. 1 Detention Center of Acheng City and has been held there ever since. Recently, the Acheng City Court is attempting to hold an illegal trial against Ms. Sun.

Director of the Police Department of Acheng City Zhang Yabin (male): 86-451-53778889 (Office)

Director of the Acheng City Court Zhou Ping (male): 86-451-53720568 and 86-451-53726660

Director of the 610 Office of Acheng City Wang Xiaoguang (male): 86-451-53760501 (Office), 86-451-53734388 (Home), 86-451-53728591 (Fax) and 86-13904664895 (Cell)

12. [Nong'an County, Jilin Province] Practitioner Ms. Wang Zhongling Arrested

Practitioner Ms. Wang Zhongling was distributing truth-clarification materials near the Beer Factory Family Residential Buildings on October 10, 2006, when she was arrested by people hired by the Huanglong Police Station. On the evening of the same day, her home was ransacked. Many Falun Dafa books, Master Li's photo, truth-clarification materials, and other items were confiscated. Ms. Wang Zhongling is currently being held in the Detention Center of Nong'an County.

Huanglong Police Station: 86-431-3237077

Chief of the Police Statio, Zhang Yu (male): 86-431-3222917 (Home)

Police officer Li Qingjiang (female): 86-431-3226102 (Home)

13. [Beihai City, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region] Persecution Facts on Practitioners Including Ms. Feng Xiuying

Ms. Feng Xiuying, 72 years old, and Ms. Feng Quanlin, 63 years old, are two practitioners from Yima Town. Since July 20, 1999, because they steadfastly practice Falun Dafa, police often went to their home to harass them. On October 7, 2003, Ms. Feng Xiuying and Ms. Feng Quanlin went to climb Mt. Guantouling with their fellow practitioners from Beihai City. They were arrested by Haicheng District Police Department officers. At the police department they were interrogated, fingerprinted against their will, had their photos taken, and also illegally held for three days and nights.

On February 21, 2004, when Ms. Feng Xiuying and Ms. Feng Quanlin were visiting fellow practitioner Ms. Lin Bingyu's home, they were arrested by police officers, including Lin Shaoguo (male) from the Longtan Township Police Station and from the Xitang Town Police Station. They were taken to the Longtang Police Station, where they were interrogated for one day. They were later transferred to the Haicheng District station. Police officers ordered them to sign their names, but both of them refused. Immediately, they were brutally beaten.

14. [Wuxi City, Jiangsu Province] Practitioners including Mr. Yang Yinzhong Arrested

On October 10, 2006, a fellow practitioner from Sichuan Province, who was doing part-time jobs in Wuxi City, Jiangsu Province, was arrested because he was posting truth-clarification materials. On the evening of October 10, 2006, practitioner Mr. Yang Yinzhong from Wuxi City was arrested. His girlfriend, who is not a practitioner, was also arrested.

15. [Yushu City, Jilin Province] Practitioner Ms. Zhou Qiling Twice Subjected to Forced Labor

Ms. Zhou Qiling, 44 years old, is a practitioner from Yushu City in Jilin Province. She was subjected to forced labor twice. By April 2005, she was brutally beaten six times by the police guards Zou Jia (female) and Wang Lin (female). Once they used an electric baton. On the day of her release, the Chief Lian (male) of the Management Office of the Heizuizi Forced Labor Camp instructed Zhang Yunxue (female) to handcuff Ms. Zhou Qiling again.

16. [Qinhuangdao City, Hebei Province] Senior Lecturer Mr. Zhang Xiaojie Suspended from Teaching

Practitioner Mr. Zhang Xiaojie is a senior lecturer from the Qinhuangdao City Senior Technical School. Because he was was a highly effective teacher, he was selected as a model teacher for many years and was deeply appreciated by his colleagues and loved by his students.

In late May 2006, because Mr. Zhang Xiaojie was clarifying the truth about Falun Dafa while lecturing, the school suspended him from teaching. All of his bonuses as well as other benefits are also suspended.

CCP Secretary of the Qinhuangdao City Senior Technical School Bai Weirong (male): 86-335-3072178 (Office), 86-335-3076926 (Home) and 86-13803386709 (Cell)

Principal Liu Dongyan (male): 86-13903352609 (Cell)

17. [Guangdong Province] The Brainwashing Center of Shenzhen City Worsening the Persecution Towards Falun Dafa Practitioners

According to reliable news from the Brainwashing Center of Shenzhen City, the center has been worsening its persecution towards Falun Dafa practitioners since August this year. For example, practitioners are subjected to sleep deprivation for many days and nights, the guards harass practitioners 24 hours a day--even when practitioners go to the bathroom, and the practitioners are closely followed by two guards. Practitioners are alternately threatened and enticed with promises of gain. The guards try their best to cover up their evil doings.

18. [Beijing City] Practitioner Ms. Gong Qixin Was Arrested by Police Officers in the Sun Palace of the Chaoyang District on the Morning of October 12, 2006, and Her Home Was Ransacked

19. [Huhhot City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region] Practitioner Ms. Zhang Suzhen Arrested

At about 10:00 on the morning of October 12, 2006, practitioner Ms. Zhang Suzhen from Huhhot City was suddenly arrested by police from the 610 Office of Huhhot City, and her home was ransacked.

20. [Beijing City] Supplementary Information on the Arrest of Practitioner Ms. He Yanhua

Practitioner Ms. He Yanhua is in her 60s and lived in the courtyard of the High Energy Research Institute of the Chinese Science Academy on Yuquan Road in the Shijingshan District. Between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on September 4, 2006, police officer Zou Fuqiang from the Laoshan Police Station led several police officers to suddenly break into Ms. He Yanhua's home. They arrested her and ransacked her home. The police did not leave her home until about 8:00 p.m., altogether spending between four to five hours there. They confiscated two large bags of Falun Dafa books, truth-clarification materials, and other items. Ms. He is currently being held in the Shijingshan District Detention Center.

Several days later, the police also threatened Ms. He Yanhua's husband, Mr. Shen, and ordered him not to communicate with others.

Ms. He Yanhua's husband is a retired cadre and is already in his 70s. At home they have a son who is not able to take care of himself due to illness. There is no one to take care of her home.

Laoshan Police Station: 86-10-88971509

Police officer Zou Fuqiang (male): 86-13911838413

21. [Guiyang City, Guizhou Province] Practitioner Ms. Liu Shizhen Held in the Guizhou Provincial Women's Forced Labor Camp

Practitioner Ms. Liu Shizhen lived in the Wushan Village, Zhongcaosi Region, in Nanming District of Guiyang City. On a morning in mid-June 2006, she and her husband went to the Juhuadong Social District near the Zhongcao Office to clarify truth about Falun Dafa. They were reported to the police, later arrested, and aken to the Detention Center of the Nanming District. Ms. Liu Shizhen was taken directly the Guizhou Provincial Women's Forced Labor Camp in the Zhongba Region of Qing Town. Her husband was released.

The Comprehensive Office of the Zhongcao Office in Nanming District of Guiyang City, Zheng Changgui (male): 86-851-3716179 and 86-13985428469 (Cell)

Liu Deqing (male, from Ergezai Village, was involved in the Brainwashing Center of the Nanming District): 86-13984040881 (Cell)

The Ganyintang Police Station of Guiyang City: 86-851-3812666

22. [Renqiu City, Hebei Province] Practitioners Including Mr. Wang Hai Facing Trial

On the evening of June 9, 2006, practitioners including Mr. Wang Hai, Mr. Chen Fenglei and Ms. Liu Linfang went to villages near Mozhou Town to distribute truth-clarification materials. They were arrested and have been held and tortured in the Detention Center of Renqiu City for more than four months. The court released the following news: the three practitioners were to face a trial on October 13, 2006. However, on October 13, 2006, the court delayed the trial to the following Monday.

The persons directly in charge of the persecution:

Chief of the Gougezhuang Police Station Wang Jian (male): 86-13315787108 (Cell) and 86-317-3337883

Chief of the State Security Division of the Police Department Kong Fanmao (male): 86-13315787008 (Cell)

Chief of the Public Prosecution Division of the Procuratorate Li Fuhua (male): 86-13513270751 (Cell)

Assistant of the Court President Bian Shutong (male): 86-317-2256914 (Office)

23. [Qingdao City, Shandong Province] Laixi District Court to Try Several Practitioners

Practitioner Ms. Sun Shuping, 59 years old, was arrested on May 22, 2006. Reportedly, she is being held in the Dashan Detention Center of Qingdao City. Practitioner Ms. Chen Yuxiang, 52, was arrested on July 5, 2006. She was taken to the Dashan Detention Center of Qingdao City. A written statement of her arrest was made on July 17, 2006.

Reportedly, the Laixi/Qingdao City Court is attempting to hold an illegal trial against Ms. Chen Yuxiang and Ms. Sun Shuping on October 10, 2006.

Director of the Police Department of Laixi City Wu Jinxi (male):

86-532-88483613 ext. 8661 and 86-13905428286 (Cell)

Deputy Director of the Police Department of Laixi City Jin Ruimo (male, in charge of the persecution of Falun Gong): 86-532-88483613 ext.8692 (Home), 86- 13606397218 (Cell) and 86-532-82066878 (Xiaolingtong)

Chief Justice of Laixi City Court Cheng Xianzhang (male): 86-532-88466168 (Home), 86-13905425066 (Cell) and 86-532-82057166 (Xiaolingtong)

24. [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Supplementary Information on the Current Situation of Practitioner Ms. Huang Xiaoying

Practitioner Ms. Huang Xiaoying from the Dance and Drama Troupe of Wuhan City in Hubei Province was arrested at the beginning of June 2006 by the State Security Division of Wuhan City. She was taken to the Brainwashing Center of the Jiang'an District and has been tortured there for over four months.

In October 2005, Ms. Huang Xiaoying's home was ransacked and she was held and tortured for over one month. Later Ms. Huang Xiaoying walked out with righteous thoughts. During this period, Ms. Huang Xiaoying received an invitation from an overseas company and officially obtained a visa from this foreign country. At present, Ms. Huang Xiaoying's father has bladder cancer and cannot take care of himself.

Brainwashing Center of the Jiang'an District in Wuhan City: 86-15907120167

The Good Is Rewarded with Good

Even the Doctors Called It a Miracle

( A small boy from Guan County in Shandong Province got leukemia when he was very young. He had to quit school after attending for two or three years. He looked terribly bloated. In the spring of 2003 when he was taking a shower, the boy slipped and his head hit the floor. His head bled, and the bleeding could not be stopped. It just bled continuously.

The boy's father was scared and rushed him to the hospital. When doctors realized the seriousness of the situation they started emergency treatment and told the father to inform those at home to bring money for a blood transfusion. The boy's mother was frightened. She knew bleeding was the biggest enemy in her child's disease--it could threaten the boy's life.

The child's mother had practiced Falun Gong before July 1999, when she had stopped out of fear when the Communist Party began persecuting Dafa. She knew, however, that Dafa is wonderful. She knew that in this crisis only Dafa's Master could save the boy. She quickly found a practitioner and asked him to go to the hospital to look at her child.

The child was still in the emergency room when the practitioner arrived at the hospital. Several thousand yuan had already been spent. The doctors had tried all the skills at their disposal, but they still could not stop the bleeding. The doctors said that they had done their best and did not know what else they could do.

The practitioner walked to the bed and said to the child, "Son, do not feel afraid. Just recite 'Falun Dafa is good' and 'Zhen-Shan-Ren is good', then you should be all right. Do not stop and recite them continuously." The boy mumbled to show his willingness to cooperate.

This practitioner just sat in front of the bed and repeatedly recited "Falun Dafa is good, Zhen-Shan-Ren is good," and asked Master to save the child. After a while the bleeding slowed down and then it stopped completely. The boy's father became very excited saying, "Miracle, it's a miracle! Falun Dafa is really powerful! This time I saw it before my own eyes!" All the family members were surprised. The doctors came in after hearing about the new development. They checked the boy and saw that the bleeding really had stopped. They could not believe their eyes and said, "Miracle! It is really a miracle!"

The boy was discharged the next day. His father told everyone he saw, "Falun Dafa is definitely good! Now I am asking my boy and his mother to practice it first, and I shall join them later."

September 19, 2006

Bearing Witness to History

Precious Memories from Chaoyang City in Liaoning Province

( I am a veteran practitioner living in Chaoyang City, Liaoning Province. I had the enormous good fortune of being able to attend three series of Master's Falun Dafa lectures and exercise classes at Lingyuan Steel Company, Jinzhou City, and Dalian City. It was the happiest time in my life to have listened to Master's lectures in person, shake hands with Master, and have my picture taken with him. Master's mighty virtue and the wonders of Dafa encouraged me all the time. I would like to share some of my personal experiences here with fellow practitioners.

At 5:00 p.m. on July 31, 1994, Master held lectures at the Grand Hall of Electrical Power College in Dalian City. Several fellow practitioners and I arrived the day before and stayed at a motel nearby. When the manager of the motel learned that we had come from far away to learn Dafa, he offered us a discount for the room. The normal charge for a room was 15 yuan, but the manager only charged us 12 yuan and offered us two free meals each day. This indicated how popular Falun Dafa was in China at that time.

On July 31, the coordinator at Electrical Power College told us "Master is arriving. Let's all go and welcome him." Master came by ship from Jinan City after the lectures there. We went to the port with banners and flowers. When the ship stopped at the dock, our great Master came to us. Master shook hands with each of us and we all felt unusual warmth. It is hard for me to express my feelings at that second. I was the luckiest person in the whole wide world because I had finally found Master.

After coming back from meeting with Master, a woman practitioner who came to Dalian City with me started feeling uncomfortable. Her hands and feet turned cold, and she started having diarrhea and vomiting. She took some medicine, but it did not help. The class would start soon, so I encouraged her to come to the class, "You should not miss this precious opportunity." She prepared a "sick bag" and came with me. We sat at row 18 in the lecture hall. She started sweating. Her hands and feet were colder. During the two hours of the lecture, she felt better and better, and she did not use the restroom or vomit at all. She felt warm after the lecture. Later we learned that Master had cleansed her body ahead of the lecture. Since then, she has experienced how it feels having a body with no illness at all.

Every practitioner who attended Master's Falun Dafa lectures witnessed Master's mighty virtue and the wonders of Dafa. It was a steamy summer day and thousands of us were sitting in the same hall. Normally it would have felt very hot. Yet most of us did not have fans and only a few were waving them. Master told us not to use fans and that the more we fanned, the hotter we would feel. As soon as Master said that, the practitioners who were not fanning themselves all felt a cool breeze blowing, while the very few who kept fanning felt hot.

On the last day of the Dalian lecture, Master told us, "Though I was born in China, I will offer salvation to people with predestined relationships all over the world. I will teach overseas in the next half year." When the CCP started the persecution, they slandered Master, saying he fled overseas to seek refuge. The fact of the matter is that Master went overseas to teach the Fa as early as 1994.

At the end of the lectures, practitioners presented their presents to Master. The practitioners from Chaoyang City presented him with an artistic mirror as a souvenir. Master waved the mirror to us three times and exhorted the coordinator, "You must take care of practitioners in Chaoyang City." We were all in tears.

On February 19, 1994, Master was invited to hold Falun Dafa lectures and exercise classes at Lingyuan Steel Company. The labor union leader at the company arranged an expensive hotel room for Master that cost 240 yuan a night. Though the union offered the room to Master for free, Master paid the hotel the market price for the room and moved to a much less expensive room the next day. This time my nine-year-old grandson came with me. Before the class he had a spleen disease and did not have a healthy appetite. Master cleansed his body during the first two days of the lectures and he has been very healthy with a good appetite since then.

During the Lingyuan Steel Company lectures, I met a woman practitioner in her 60s. She was a teacher. When she was sent to the countryside for forced labor during the Cultural Revolution, her back was dislocated. She had been half-paralyzed ever since. In 1993, she visited the Oriental Health Expo in Beijing and Master cured her.

Before practicing Dafa, I was an old woman with many diseases such as bone proliferation, muscle atrophy, heart disease, rheumatic arthritis, and leg and lower-back pain. My vision was very poor also. I could only read titles in the newspaper, even while wearing glasses. After attending Master's lectures for the first time, my vision recovered. I do not need glasses anymore and all the other diseases have disappeared as well.

I am lucky to have obtained the Fa and I want to tell everyone about the greatness of Dafa. Let us all cultivate ourselves well, clarify the truth, and save more sentient beings.

October 6, 2006

Recalling the 1997 Experience Sharing Conference in Kaifeng City, Henan Province


On April 8, 1997 (of the lunar calendar), the first Falun Dafa Experience Sharing Conference was held in Kaifeng City at Huabei Stadium close to Baogong Lake. It was a clear and pretty day. Over four thousand Falun Dafa practitioners arrived from near and far.

Some of the local practitioners had arrived earlier and were introducing the beauty of Falun Dafa to passersby, while others were doing the exercises in the stadium. Practitioners who arrived later joined the exercises, lining up in straight formations. It was moving to look at the scene, full of compassion and harmony.

About six o'clock, a rainbow appeared in the Eastern sky above the stadium. As the sun rose, the rainbow became less intense but, instead, numerous Falun, big and small, appeared in the sky. Many practitioners called out in surprise and started to cry. The sun weakened a little, and practitioners whose celestial eyes were open saw Master's giant law body in the center of the Sun, sitting in the full lotus position. Some of the locals said excitedly, "Falun Gong is truly different!" Others shouted, "Buddha, Buddha! Buddha truly exists! This is the first time I have seen such a miracle in all my life."

The Kaifeng Daily reported on the miraculous cosmic events of that day. Many citizens in Kaifeng City were aware of what had happened.

The conference was conducted in a solemn and auspicious manner and lasted for four hours. Each speaker talked about his or her experiences in front of Master's picture. After the conference concluded, many practitioners mentioned that they noticed many Falun spinning on the bus home. Some noticed them on their bodies and some followed them home.

Only few of us have had the pleasure to meet Master in person. However, Master treats all of us as his disciples and has given us all we need in cultivation: genuine practitioners reach a state free of illnesses; we are able to improve our morality in the Fa; our family members and friends have benefited; in addition, we are bestowed with an unprecedented honor. These are only some of the benefits we know of and there are more that we do not know about. Master has endured much more for us.

Whenever I recall these events, I can't help crying. As Dafa disciples in the period of Fa-rectification, we are honored and fortunate. There is no excuse for us not to be diligent in cultivation practice. There is no excuse for us not to fulfill our vows to save sentient beings.

Practitioners Exchange Insights and Experiences

On Respecting Teacher and Respecting Dafa

( There have been quite a few articles talking about the importance of respecting Teacher and respecting Dafa. Indeed, as a Falun Dafa practitioner, I must regard respecting Teacher and respecting Dafa as a high priority.

To prevent the cosmos from degeneration and annihilation and to save the sentient beings, Teacher is rectifying the Law of the cosmos. Such an enormous compassion has far exceeded that of any practice for its own disciples. It is the rectification of the cosmos. It is the salvation of the cosmos. Very different from the respect of the disciples in other practices for their Masters, Falun Dafa practitioners' respect for Dafa and for their Teacher can hardly be described with any human words in terms of its significance and its profound contents.

In this historically pivotal era of the cosmos, Falun Dafa practitioners are holding the tremendous responsibility of validating the Fa. As a result, practitioners' respect for Teacher and respect for Dafa is actually part of validating the Fa, in addition to being the required "course" of our practice. Fundamentally speaking, the respect for the Fa-Rectifier by Dafa disciples is actually what the Rectifier with Buddha's infinite grace grants us in the course of rectifying the cosmos. Additionally, it is the infinite gratitude to the saver by the beings that are saved.

In Zhuan Falun, Teacher taught us,

"Matter's motion follows a pattern, so every object that's in a special dimension has its own state of being in a slew of other dimensions. I'll give you an example. When a person's body moves, all the cells in his body move along with it, and all the molecules, protons, electrons, and the smallest elements--all the elements in the microcosm--they move along with it. But they have their independent forms of being, too. And the forms of the body that exist in other dimensions also change."

Since in other dimensions Dafa practitioners correspond to various celestial bodies and to numerous beings, the elements in the microcosm within practitioners' bodies will also respect Teacher and respect Dafa as do the practitioners themselves. As a result, the beings in the celestial bodies that practitioners correspond to will be saved as well because of their correct attitudes towards Fa-rectification.

Practitioners' thoughts also determine the elimination or retention of the sentient beings and the beings in other dimensions. In this dimension, it is apparent that the Fa-rectification is usually to take place rather well in the countries and regions where practitioners show great respect for Teacher and for Dafa. On the hand, there are various interferences in countries and regions where such respect is not sufficient. As we all know, it is Teacher who is doing the Fa-rectification. As I understand, had Teacher not spread Dafa, not given us everything we have today or not rectified the Fa in other dimensions, we would not have the job of clarifying the truth. While carrying out a specific Falun Dafa job, once one's heart is with Teacher and is steadfast and holds strong belief in Dafa, one's righteous thoughts will be strengthened by Teacher and one's chances of success and the effectiveness will be greater in clarifying the truth because of the power of Dafa. In contrast, when a practitioner does something like an ordinary person and relies merely on herself, what she does becomes less sacred and less effective. As Teacher taught us, "The cultivation is up to you, gong is up to the master." Everything we do today has far-exceeded our personal practice. The responsibility we take is also the expectation of Teacher and Dafa.

In the course of practitioners' Fa-validation, we must follow Teacher's requirements to lay a foundation for the righteous culture for the people of the future. In today's degenerated human culture, people no longer know what it means to respect a Master and respect the Law. As Falun Dafa disciples, however, we must meet Teacher's requirements under Teacher's painstaking care and serve as role models for the beings of the future. We must humbly and respectfully follow Teacher's teachings, genuinely be Teacher's practitioners, whole-heartedly respect Teacher and respect Dafa, live up to the high expectations of the cosmos, and lay a solid foundation for the human culture bestowed by Fa-rectification.

With regard to respecting Teacher and respecting the Fa, some practitioners hold that as long as one shows respect in one's heart, Teacher will be able to see. There is nothing wrong in this argument. The question is whether practitioners truly show respect for Teacher in their hearts. In this regard, Teacher taught us in the "Fa-Lecture During the 2003 Lantern Festival at the U.S. West Fa Conference:"

"Everything I've been doing during the Fa-rectification and everything I want, to spell it out, are the choice of the future cosmos and the needs of the future cosmos. (Applause) So for the beings of the old cosmos, and this includes all the elements of beings, when it comes to the Fa-rectification and what I choose, all beings' harmonizing and completing things according to my choices and contributing their best ideas and approaches--not to change what I want, but to harmonize and complete things according to what I've said--is the best thought a being in the cosmos could have.

"In fact, today's human race would have been destroyed a long time ago if it weren't for the Fa-rectification. The standard of the human race's thinking is already at a level lower than hell. It's because of the Fa-rectification that I atoned for the sins of all sentient beings in the Three Realms. (Applause) So think about it, as far as our students are concerned, it was as if I scooped you out of hell back then. (Applause) I have truly borne for you the sins you committed over hundreds and thousands of years. And it doesn't stop at just that. Because of this, I will also save you and turn you into Gods. I have spared no effort for you in this process. Along with this, since you'll become Gods at levels that high, I have to give you the honors of Gods at levels that high and all the blessings that you need to have at levels that high. (Applause) Never, from the beginning of time, has any God dared to do this. Something like this has never happened before."

As Dafa disciples, if we don't have a clear and correct understanding of respect for Teacher and respect for Dafa, how can we unconditionally accept what Teacher grants us and the beings in the cosmos in Fa-rectification?

Finally let us revisit Teacher's poem "Master-Disciple Grace" from Hong Yin:

"Master-Disciple Grace
Violent evil has raged four years
With a steady helm, bearings are not lost
Fa disciples experience evil's trials
Heavy pressure does not change their will
Master and disciples have no use for sentiment
Buddha's grace transforms heaven and earth
Disciples' righteous thoughts are strong"

Further Comments on Thoroughly Negating and Eliminating the Evil Arrangements of the Old Forces


Recently, fellow practitioners around Dalian City, Liaoning Province, have been frequently arrested. I think one important reason is that many practitioners do not understand the Fa principle of thoroughly negating the old forces very well, and are therefore unconsciously acknowledging the old forces' arrangements.

Teacher has taught the Fa many times. Teacher does not acknowledge the old forces. Regardless of whatever pact one signed with the old forces in history, at critical moments, what we need to do as Dafa practitioners is up to us. Teacher has taught us this all along. If we understand well and assimilate to the Fa, we can be impervious to the old forces' persecution and, on the contrary, the old forces can only be eliminated by us. Such a result was generated by the Fa a long time ago. What we should do is to become assimilated to and validate the Fa and manifest what Dafa requires to all levels of beings.

In fact, everything is up to practitioners. We can get whatever results we want. In a certain place, a practitioner was arrested while clarifying the truth. After escaping, he wanted to leave home for remote places to avoid being persecuted further. But local practitioners thought they must not allow the evil to continue to persecute him and that he should be able to return to work as usual. All of them firmly held this thought and shared their understandings with the fellow practitioner. After all of them improved their understanding on the Fa, the practitioner came back to work several days later. The 610 Office personnel, holding evidence that he had done truth clarification before, threatened that they would send him to a forced labor camp, but they failed to do so as the final result was determined by the practitioners.

Since Dafa practitioners determine everything, why does the persecution continue? The direct reason is our attachment of fear, which acknowledges and wants the persecution to different extents. Mind and matter are one. The old forces will take advantage of such a mentality to persecute us when we unconsciously recognize such persecution.

Before, the usual reason we found was that persecuted fellow practitioners had attachments. But now we have learned from the Fa that our cultivation way is like this: Attachments are continuously exposed and then are continuously gotten rid of. That is to say, we have attachments as long as we are in the process of cultivation, which is allowed in the Fa. Whereas, the evil is the object to be rectified by the Fa. Therefore, do the old forces have any right to make arrangements for us? Their reason for persecuting us is nothing more than an excuse, and their true purpose is to thwart the Fa-rectification and to ruin sentient beings, so they are doomed to be eliminated.

Many practitioners possibly think that they can understand these Fa principles. But I have found that many fellow practitioners acknowledge the old force's persecution to different degrees deep in their minds. One of the manifestations of this is that after other practitioners are persecuted, they do not immediately think to eliminate the persecution of fellow practitioners and the interference in local truth clarification. Instead, they think that their fellow practitioners must have attachments for which they are persecuted, or that they have to cultivate diligently for fear of being persecuted. In fact, all these thoughts conform to the old forces' thinking, strengthen the energy of the old forces, and feed the evil. As a result, an unrighteous field will be formed in the whole region where there are many practitioners with such problems.

In recent days several practitioners reviewed together the article published in Clearwisdom on May 25, 2006, "Deeply Examine and Analyze Our Acceptance of the Old Forces' Evil Arrangements; Completely Deny and Eliminate the Old Forces' Evil Arrangements" ( We felt the article made a clear analysis of the negation of the old forces, which enabled us to realize the wrong ideas that fed the evil in our minds. I would recommend this article to fellow practitioners in the hope that we can ascend according the Fa principles and break through the situation where practitioners are repeatedly persecuted in the Dalian region.

Above is only my personal understanding in one aspect. I hope that more practitioners will break through their personal barriers constraining themselves and transcend the selfish standard of the old cosmos by giving up the mind of selfishness and satisfaction with their current status. We should regard things of others and all practitioners as our own things. In this way we will raise ourselves to meet the standard of the new cosmos based on unselfishness and altruism. Let's concentrate on the overall situation in Dalian, manage to change the current status, and reform Dalian City into an environment for saving sentient beings under the dominance of a righteous field created by Dafa practitioners.

"Don't Say That! We Should Not Let the Evil Drive Us!"

( This incident happened a while ago, but whenever I think of the purity and sanctity of my fellow practitioner, I am deeply moved.

One local practitioner experienced sickness karma interference last year. Since many other practitioners had multiple tasks they were working on, there were not enough people to come over to the hospital to send forth righteous thoughts. An elderly practitioner that often sent forth righteous thoughts in front of the Chinese Embassy and I were worried. We decided to visit the practitioner in the hospital and send forth righteous thoughts for a couple of days to help the fellow practitioner overcome this disaster.

One day as we were about to leave the hospital, the patient's relatives arrived. They met us and thanked us for what we had done. I was in a hurry to pick up my children from school. We had to leave. When we were outside the hospital the elderly practitioner said to me "It is not good to have only a few of us (practitioners) show up at the hospital and leave early. What must the relatives think of us?" I thought that we had been there early, as soon as I had sent my children to school, and had stayed there till it was time to pick up the kids. The relatives had shown up at hospital late in the afternoon. How could we have done any better? I replied, "I don't think so. We were here earlier than her relatives." The elderly practitioner quickly responded, "Hey, don't say that. Let's not invite the evil."

Her simple words really shocked me. I saw my own weakness. I was reminded that, although I had continuously become aware of the Fa principles, I have not used those principles to improve my "xingxing". I soon understood something: a Dafa practitioner should not look for outside re-enforcement and reasons. We must only be strict with ourselves and meet the Fa principles and improve ourselves unconditionally. When we do that, we will become more pure and not encounter evil disturbances. Will we not? It is just like the elderly practitioner said, "We should not invite the evil."

I felt that I had just found a treasure. I am always deeply moved every time I think about this incident.

Clarifying the Truth in All Circumstances

( From March 2002 through November 2003, I was "unlawfully detained." Upon returning home, I was not allowed to go back to work and my employer paid only half of my regular salary. For almost two years, my employer ranked me at the bottom of various proficiency evaluations and switched my position from front service to rear service to work as an entrance guard and janitor. My wife had a new lover and divorced me.

Due to the change of my job, the divorce, and the ups-and-downs in the human world, I felt depressed and imbalanced. However, these tribulations did not defeat me. I kept studying the Fa and our benevolent and magnificent Teacher lifted me up again.

I led some fellow practitioners who had stopped cultivation during the persecution to begin cultivating again and to join the group Fa study at my home. Under the tempering of Dafa, I got rid of everyday people's notions and had the courage to clarify the truth and validate the Fa by talking with the officials at my job.

I. Saving Sentient Beings without Thinking of Results

As I got rid of my fear through Fa study, I went to talk with the principal of a school and told her about my torturous experiences in the detention center. While I was clarifying the truth of Dafa to her, she began to threaten me, saying she would rank me on the bottom (and lay me off) for the third consecutive year. I said, "Aren't you forcing me to go to Beijing? Aren't you forcing me into a corner and then beating me to death with a stick?" I shocked the evilness in her by speaking sternly with the force of justice. After a while, she said, "We held a leadership meeting, and all the leaders said that your job performance is good and cannot be ranked on the bottom again." Then she resumed paying me my full salary.

In 2004, practitioners from other places came to my county to share experiences. I was deeply moved and realized that my salary deduction during my detention period was completely the arrangement of the old forces and should be absolutely negated. I went to talk with the principal again and requested that my deferred salary be paid to me. She rejected my request on the grounds that, according to regulations, a person who was laid-off should be ranked at the bottom, and that being ranked on the bottom for two consecutive years only deserves a half salary.

I answered that, according to the law, detainees should be paid their regular salary while they are in detention. She asked, "How come you were arrested and not anyone else?" I said, "Only because I said something true. There is nothing wrong in that!" She said, "Salary should be deducted for those who rank on the bottom. If you think it's unreasonable, go appeal wherever you like. If the upper management agrees, then I will pay you the deferred salary." I said, "It is a well known fact that I was arrested without justification. Is it fair to rank a good person like me on the bottom? Is there no justice in our school? In the future, when everyone weighs things with a good conscience, they will see that what you are saying is wrong. If you can protect good-hearted people, you will have a bright future."

Later on I talked with her again, and she tried to put me off, saying things like, "If it's said that your deferred salary will be paid, how can it not be paid? Such a big employer like us does not lack a few bucks of your salary." Every so often I spoke with her. Sometimes she avoided the topic and sometimes she completely evaded me. I kept trying and sending forth righteous thoughts. Finally, she spoke with me and paid me half of the deferred salary in the amount of 3,000 yuan. She asked me to keep it confidential. I began to clarify the truth to her, but she turned away without listening.

I felt complacent when I deposited the 3,000 yuan. All everyday people's attachments to being engrossed, to showing-off, and to money surfaced in my victorious mindset. I did not calmly think about why she paid only half of the deferred salary. She accepted my reasoning about returning the salary deduction, but she did not agree with Dafa! I did not let go of attachment to self and did not place saving sentient beings as the priority. This omission in my thoughts was exploited.

Through cultivation, I was enlightening to the fact that attachments are often not removed immediately after we have identified them. Oftentimes, those same attachments still appear in tribulations and interpersonal conflicts. These are arranged by Teacher in order to help us get rid of our attachments.

One day, I went to clean up the principal's office. No one else was around, and I thought it a good opportunity to clarify the truth. I began sending righteous thoughts when she suddenly said, "I'll calculate the salary owed to you after a few days. It's hard for you, with a child." I said, "Thank you. Money is not a big deal. My point is to help you understand the underlying principle." She refused to listen as I tried to go on.

Two days later, the accounting department notified me to come and claim my salary. They returned to me one-fourth of the remaining half. I did not take the money and felt uneasy in my mind. I thought a lot. First I looked outwards and blamed the principal. Then I doubted the effectiveness of looking inward: There is nothing wrong in clarifying the truth. Didn't Teacher say to clarify the truth wherever there is a problem? How come this time only one-fourth was paid? I shared my thoughts with fellow practitioners and looked outward for deficiencies. Then I realized that I was too much attached to my personal pride, without considering the other party.

This year, the principal was promoted to deputy county magistrate. I went to her home, sincerely admitted my mistakes, and thanked her for her help. Trying to understand the situation from her perspective and for her own good, I explained that I did not come to ask for my salary. I said, "Whatever you'd like to do with the salary owed to me is fine with me. Please be careful regarding how you think of Dafa and never have any regrets." The following day, she notified me to go claim the remaining 1,500 yuan and I accepted gladly.

I was neither delighted at receiving the deducted back salary nor depressed by the frustrations during the course of the experience. I sought no results, since all this happened during the course of cultivation and one trips and falls during cultivation. Teacher says:

"This is something I often say: once you take up Dafa, whatever it is you encounter--good or bad--it is a good thing (applause), for it came about only because you cultivate in Dafa." ("Teaching the Fa in San Francisco, 2005")

This is the way of cultivation for me.

II. Rejecting the CCP's "Keeping Fresh" Campaign with Righteous Thoughts

Last year, the school participated in a "keeping fresh" campaign. I was asked to write bulletins for the campaign. I approached Secretary Li and expressed my wish not to write the bulletins. He asked why. I said that I myself had suffered from the campaigns and that all those campaigns are just formalities. He flew into a rage and ended the conversation.

I adjusted my mindset and later resumed talking with him. First I clarified the truth to him and talked about the persecution which I had suffered. He said, "The powers that be have not redressed the Falun Gong case. I understand that you suffered a lot. However, corrupted officials are in the minority and good ones are in the majority. Why can't you write a bulletin?" I said, "I believe in Falun Gong, and it says God exists. The CCP is atheist. I'm not a Party member and hope you understand me."

I went on and said, "While I was in the detention center, three times my life was in danger. I've endured great pressure for the past several years, and I won't change! I won't participate in the 'keeping fresh' campaign." He stared at me, puzzled. I stared at him firmly. Finally he said, "It's okay that you won't write it." The next morning, he sent someone to notify me that I was to visit some school buildings and thus not attend the motivation meeting for the "keeping fresh" campaign.

As Teacher said in "Teaching the Fa at the Western U.S. International Fa Conference,"

"...just one sentence of yours fortified with steadfast righteous thoughts can instantly make the evil disintegrate (applause), and it will make those who are being used by the evil turn and flee, it will make the evil's persecution of you dissolve, and it will make the evil's interfering with you disappear without a trace."

III. Getting Rid of the Party's Culture

Once our union chairman asked me to hand copy a document. As I was copying, I found sentences conveying the CCP's culture. I approached the chairman with the document in my hand. She said with a serious expression, "I want you to copy this because I trust you and you have nice handwriting. Whether on behalf of the school or on my own behalf, I beg you to copy it. It's very dangerous if you go on like this." I replied, "When have I not performed well any task assigned to me? You assigned me teaching jobs every other week, and I never failed." She said, "Everyone recognizes your performance. I treat you well also. If I had not put in a good word for you, you wouldn't have received a pay raise the last time." I said, "I'll keep in mind the favors you did me and will return them in the future. Since you raised the topic, let me ask you this: there was a country-wide pay raise for the entire educational system. How come I was not included?" "You were not working at that time." I replied, "Did I willingly leave the workplace? Did I willingly get a divorce and have my family ruined? Isn't this persecution?" She said, "Persecution or not, don't do what the state does not allow!" I said, "What the government bans is not necessarily wrong. People should have a sense of justice."

I went on to expose the organ harvesting from living practitioners by the Party. She asked, "Is it true?" I said, "All of the cases are true, otherwise how could there have been so many organ transplants in the past few years in China?" At last she yielded to my request to cross out the offending sentences.

Before I used to be afraid of supervisors and meeting with the administration. Through cultivation I got rid of my fear and everyday people's notions. I treat them as sentient beings and clarify the truth in all circumstances. I save the sentient beings and validate Dafa at my workplace. During the course of my experiences, I found a lot of my own faults. I got rid of them through cultivation and upgraded myself. There has been bitterness and sweetness, joy and sadness, clouds and blue sky when enlightening to a Fa principle. As long as cultivation has not ended, I will do the three things well in the environment of my workplace. There are co-workers who have not quit the CCP and there are still sentient beings waiting to be saved.

Fellow practitioners, please point out any shortcomings.

October 10, 2006

"By Having Your Heart Unaffected You Will Be Able to Handle Every Situation"

( [Note: The title is a quote from "Eliminate Your Last Attachment(s)" in Essentials for Further Advancement II]

1. "By Having Your Heart Unaffected You Will Be Able to Handle All Situations"

I have discovered that the CCP fears these words the most --- "Heaven is about to eradicate the CCP; Withdraw from the CCP for your safety." Since we began to expose the CCP's crimes, we have posted the dreadful truth about the CCP on the streets in different colored paper. Here are some examples of the messages we've posted: "Heaven is about to eradicate the CCP. Withdraw from the CCP for your safety. Sujiatun secret concentration camp harvests internal organs from live Falun Gong practitioners," and so on. People find these flyers everywhere. Some truth-clarification flyers were left on the streets for a long time, while police officers whose minds are still poisoned removed some flyers shortly after they were posted.

One evening at around 9:00 p.m., I posted truth-clarification flyers on the walls along a marketplace street because a lot of grocery shoppers walk along that road in the morning. All of sudden a man appeared from out of the shadows. I took a good look at him and found that he held a walking staff in his hands. I glanced at him once more and continued to post the flyers. He followed me. I knew he was following me, but I didn't turn around. After about 90 yards, I entered an apartment building with an open entrance because I wanted to get rid of him. He began to panic when I disappeared into the building. He looked around the entrance for me. When I saw him enter the building, I climbed the stairs and he followed. When he reached the second floor, he looked up. By then I had already reached the fourth floor. All the lights in the hallway were on, but I didn't have any fear. In fact, I was very calm. I took the keys out of my pocket [to pretend I lived in this building] and walked calmly down the stairs. When I passed him, he glowered at me. I was not intimidated, but he froze like a scarecrow. When I reached him, I looked into his eyes and said, "What do you think you are doing here?" It was not until then that I had a good look at him and realized he was an undercover policeman on duty. I thought, "You stay right here until I leave!" I escaped right under his nose.

One night at at around 10:00 p.m., I had just finished posting the last two flyers on a electricity pole in front of a building when someone walked out of the courtyard and asked curiously, "What are you posting?" "Truth," I replied. He hurried out to read the flyers. After a while, he came after me. I immediately began to sent out a thought to disintegrate all the evil that might manipulate him in order to save him. From the sound of his running feet, I knew he was gaining on me, but I didn't turn around. He ran in front of me and grabbed my hands. He said, "Sister, you have done an incredible job! You are truly courageous. You are truly admirable to post these messages. The CCP should have perished a long time ago. It has ruined my life. I have so many talents, but the CCP denied me the opportunity to use them simply because my family was branded as a 'rich farmer.' I have read the "Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party." It is written wonderfully. The CCP is capable of nothing but bullying and lynching people." "Have you read the truth about Falun Gong?" I asked. He said, "But you people must not fight with the CCP or you will suffer consequences." I explained, "We are not fighting with the CCP, nor are we interested in seizing power from the CCP. Falun Gong is a Buddha school cultivation practice. We want nothing but to tell people the truth in order to help them see through the evil nature of the CCP. We want to help people tell right from wrong and good from evil. We want to save people from the poisonous CCP. We hope that people will choose a bright future for themselves by withdrawing from the CCP, the CCP Youth League and the CCP Young Pioneer Group." He replied, "Oh, I see. Why don't you help me withdraw from the CCP? My name is XYZ." I am so happy for him.

2. Don't Wait for or Depend on Fellow Practitioners' Help; Coordinate Practitioners in the Villages and Send the Nine Commentaries to Them

Last year two coordinators in my area were arrested and police ransacked a Falun Gong truth-clarification material production site. It brought great damage to my area. Afterwards, several other coordinators felt a lot of pressure. I decided that I could no longer sit idly by. I talked to several coordinators and tried to identify the cause of this giant loophole. I discovered the root cause--they were too busy doing truth-clarification work and were not diligent in their Fa study, practicing the Falun Gong exercises, and sending forth righteous thoughts. This is the reason why the evil was able to find and exploit their loopholes and create so much damage. We have always talked about being responsible to the one-body. Today the truth-clarification site in our area was sabotaged and our fellow practitioners were arrested. How can I stand by and do nothing? How could I neglect the one-body for fear of my personal safety? If so, how could I live up to the title of a Falun Gong practitioner in the Fa-rectification period? I went to a coordinator and said, "Is there anything that I can help do? I will do it."

At the time I thought of only one thing: "There is Teacher and the Fa; no demonic tribulation can stop me. As a practitioner, I must be responsible to the Fa." At the time, there was very little help available, so I took responsibility for several projects. At the time, we were distributing the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party far and wide. We basically covered the urban areas, so we needed to cover the rural areas next. I volunteered to coordinate fellow practitioners in the rural areas and ship the Nine Commentaries to them.

At first, I faced a lot of difficulties because practitioners in the rural areas are generally busy with farming chores. They don't have a lot of time to study the Fa, have a strong attachment to fear, and do not trust fellow practitioners. They don't usually keep contact with fellow practitioners from other areas out of fear for their personal safety. But there are some who study the Fa well. I repeatedly communicated with them and shared my understanding of the Fa with them. Sometimes I asked to meet them in the urban area to exchange cultivation experiences face to face. Sometimes we communicated via public pay phone. Gradually they began to trust and open up to me. Thus I began to see some progress in the truth-clarification work. In order to have farmers read the Nine Commentaries sooner and purge the CCP's poisonous lies from them, I volunteered to ship the Nine Commentaries to fellow practitioners in the rural areas.

There were some difficulties in spreading theNine Commentaries in the rural area. Farming villages are far from each other. Practitioners in the rural area are mostly women and older people. It is not easy for them to carry several dozen books on their back. Yet no one complained. Every practitioner carried out his or her mission. Some did an exceptional job in spreading the Nine Commentaries. In some rural areas there were no practitioners, so it became difficult to accomplish our goal. We organized several practitioners to travel to villages many miles away with copies of the Nine Commentaries strapped to their bicycles. Sometimes they stayed up until dawn distributing them. It was hard work and very exhausting, but everyone knew that the mission of practitioners was to save sentient beings, do the Three Things well Teacher requires of us, and help Teacher with His Fa-rectification in the world.

3. Rectify Myself and Help Fellow Practitioners Overcome Their Difficulties

Lately there was a huge conflict between coordinators in our area. For a very long time, some coordinators were too busy with Dafa work to study the Fa, practice the exercises, and send forth righteous thoughts. As a result, the old forces targeted them and intensified their conflicts, thus creating huge partitions between them. My heart ached to witness their problems. Why didn't they seek within in the final and critical stage of the Fa-rectification, especially when their conflicts had reached a deadlock? After I learned what had happened, I went to see one of the coordinators and exchanged cultivation experiences with her. She was under a lot of pressure as many problems appeared to be associated with her. She told me, "I quit. I can't do anything right." I said, "A cultivator shouldn't say such things. It's not a bad thing to have conflicts if you know how to handle them and overcome them. Isn't it a great opportunity to elevate your xinxing? We are required to cultivate ourselves amidst conflicts and difficulties. This is nothing. As someone who is older, may I suggest that you calm down first? Study the Fa, practice the exercises, send forth righteous thoughts, search from within for your attachments, and let go of our human thoughts. You should pass this xinxing test and elevate your level of cultivation."

After exchanging thoughts a few times, she untied the knot in her heart and let go of her human thoughts. She thought she had a lot of inadequacies, but the main problem was that she didn't study the Fa enough. That's why her heart was not big enough to tolerate others. All day long she was too busy with Dafa work to place herself among practitioners. She shouldn't have placed herself above fellow practitioners. She should have communicated with fellow practitioners more often. She shouldn't have depended on or waited for other practitioners' help. She should unite all the practitioners in our area and help form an indestructible one-body so that we can elevate our cultivation levels together.

Each time Teacher gives a Fa lecture, the Fa-rectification period enters a new stage. Therefore, each Fa lecture addresses the current and near-future situation. It is imperative that we study and understand each Fa lecture so as to catch up with the Fa-rectification and prevent any problem or detour. Some practitioners do not have a good understanding of the situation of the current stage of the Fa-rectification. In other words, they do not have a sincere attitude towards Teacher's latest Fa lectures. They think the best cultivation practice is to do more Dafa work, validate the Fa, and save sentient beings. But the truth is that these things are practitioners' duties. Although they are part of the process to build our mighty virtue, it is more important to elevate our cultivation levels during the process.

The Fa-rectification has gradually reached the human realm. As the Fa-rectification gets closer to the human realm, mankind's selfishness and warped thoughts will come more and more to the forefront. These are things that a human being finds most difficult to let go of. It is also a form of battle between the righteous and the evil. Such battles also take place between practitioners or between coordinators, thus creating huge partitions between practitioners. Fueled by our human thoughts, these conflicts appear to be very severe. For example, some practitioners [overcome with such conflicts] would become calculating, stab each other in the back, or form factions. These are manifestations of the warped notions bred by the evil CCP culture. As cultivators, we must eliminate these warped notions and behavior.

4. Follow the Fa-Rectification Closely and Never Slack Off

In March 2006, the Minghui/Clearwisdom website exposed the CCP's crime of harvesting internal organs from living Falun Gong practitioners for profits. I was shocked and didn't know how to respond. It was as though I could picture the crime taking place right before my eyes. But I managed to calmed down quickly. I realized I should respond as a cultivator. I know the evil CCP is capable of anything. It's despicable beyond words. I have no doubt that the CCP is capable of doing this. As Falun Gong practitioners in the Fa-rectification period, we must expose it when the CCP abuses and slaughters our fellow practitioners. We must expose its crime to the world and have the world know what kinds of horrific crimes the evil CCP has done to a group of people who believe in Falun Gong's principles of Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance.

Teacher said,

"Minghui's main feature is that it reports primarily on the facts of the persecution of Dafa disciples in mainland China. Those reports are first-hand information that exposes the evil, and over 99 percent--or even up to 100 percent--of the reported information is accurate. It is distinct from the other, conventional media." ("Teaching the Fa in the City of Los Angeles")

I remember these words well. I hurried to find the coordinators because I wanted to discuss with them about how to expose the crime as soon as possible, but they did not respond. They continued to work on things they had been working on. I felt very anxious. I thought, "It is such an important thing to expose this crime. Why don't they understand?" I went to those practitioners responsible for making truth-clarification materials and they immediately agreed with my idea. They quickly made a lot of booklets and flyers detailing the dark secret of the Sujiatun concentration camp about harvesting organs from practitioners for profits. We spread them throughout the entire county and passed the Nine Commentaries again. (In the past, we had left one copy of the Nine Commentaries for every three to four households.)

This is such an significant crime. If we fail to expose it to disintegrate the evil, the old forces will find an excuse to persecute us. The Fa is solemn. Cultivation is solemn. We must catch up with the Fa-rectification and never slack off.

Please kindly point out anything inappropriate in my understanding.

Media Coverage

Batam, Indonesia: Organs from Falun Gong Practitioners

( Organs for sale. Has this thought ever crossed your mind? From what we have read and heard, activities related to this practice are even now being carried out on individuals.

In one of the readers' correspondence columns of the International Herald Tribune, a man offered to sell his kidney in order to feed his family. That man was forced by the needs of life. He was jobless, and his wife and three children were hungry.

The problem faced by this man was a special case. He was not trying to be a role model. It was just one of many other extraordinary cases. Nevertheless, this case touched the hearts of many people such that, in the end, he did not need to sell his kidney, because a wealthy individual helped him by offering him some money and a job.

In other circumstances, a kidney "transaction" may occur for mutual benefit. The effort to save someone with kidney failure becomes the central activity, not the process of selling the organ.

The backgrounds in these two cases evoke a strong sense of compassion and support. This is very different from the phenomenon that the Falun Gong Association is focusing on. This group has revealed that illegal organ harvesting is happening on a large scale in China, an activity far from human.

On Sunday, October 1, outside one of the shopping malls in Batam, local Falun Gong practitioner strongly protested the illegal organ harvesting by the Chinese Government. They said that the organ harvesting going on in China is a violation of basic human rights.

An independent investigation team that released its report on July 6, 2006, concluded that human rights violations are indeed taking place in China. A group of investigators, including former Canadian Secretary of State (Asia Pacific) and Canadian Parliament Member David Kilgour and International Human rights lawyer David Matas, has released an independent report on the allegations of vital organs being harvested from Falun Gong practitioners in China.

Matas said that organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners is a form of evil that we have never seen before on this planet. He said that, in the six-year period from 2000 to 2005, there were around 60,000 organ transplants in China. "While six years before the persecution of Falun Gong, there were 18,500 organ transplants in China," Matas explained.

In order to further confirm the investigation results from the previous teams, the Falun Gong Association invites all parties who are interested in conducting a follow-up investigation. This investigation needs to be conducted over a period of time, since there are still a large number of Falun Gong practitioners currently detained in concentration camps. They are being tortured and their organs taken against their will.

If the investigation results further confirm these human rights violation in China, without doubt, everyone and every country will fully support Falun Gong.

Organ harvesting from unwilling donors is a crime against humanity.

Perhaps addressing the human rights' violations that are happening in China will enable us to create a concrete procedure to save more lives on a bigger scale. We all need to be actively involved in protesting against genocide and illegal organ harvesting, wherever they may occur.

Translated from the original article in the Tribun Newspaper of Batam, Indonesia

Pennsylvania: Report on the Movie Sandstorm in The Tartan Online, Carnegie Mellon University's Student Newspaper

This past weekend, the University of Pittsburgh showed Sandstorm, an influential movie about the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners, to the students and residents of the Pittsburgh area as part of Pitt's International Week.

Sandstorm is a tale about events occurring in modern China, where people passionate about their beliefs are being persecuted. The story is about a police officer who has witnessed these acts. He has flashbacks as he tries to discern the line between good and evil. It is a movie about compassion and persecution, and it serves as a wake up call to the reality of what goes on behind closed doors in front of our blind eyes.

Sandstorm, though a fictional drama, describes first-hand accounts of the persecution that is occurring in China. Human rights groups such as Amnesty International have been documenting these crimes against humanity.


The Chinese government declared the practice of Falun Gong illegal in Mainland China in 1999. In April of that year, 10,000 people gathered at the headquarters of the People's Republic of China's government. Although this gathering dispersed on a peaceful note, it caught the attention of many influential leaders. The fact that there was an organized protest at the headquarters of the Communist Party -- despite how peaceful it was -- scared leaders such as China's former president Jiang Zemin. This newfound jealousy and fear of organized protest caused the disturbing prosecution of Falun Gong. As of July 2006, there have been 2878 reported cases of Falun Gong practitioners that have died while in the hands of the Chinese police and government. There have been more then 30,000 cases of persecution. There are reports that hundreds of thousands of practitioners have been detained, and over 100,000 have been sentenced to forced labor camps. Furthermore, there is evidence documented regarding the torture and abuse of those imprisoned.

Sandstorm is a movie that the Chinese government does not want you to see.

Despite the dramatic increase in economic growth China has experienced in the past decade, China's human rights behavior has not improved. China has tried to prevent Sandstorm's release; Chinese embassies and consuls in many countries have demanded that the movie not be shown as scheduled at several film festivals.

In September 2004, during the Houston Film Commission, the Chinese consul in Houston demanded that Sandstorm not be shown. In November, during a San Francisco showing, the Chinese consul there also tried to sway the festival not to show the movie. In both cases, Sandstorm was shown anyway. Sandstorm won Best Feature Film in both festivals and has gone on to win 29 film festival awards, including the Humanitarian Film Award at the Long Island International Film Expo and the Grand Jury prize at the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival.

Annie Gui Qing, a student at Pitt, said, "I can't describe the feelings of injustice that filled me during the film. I want more people to see this movie; I want more people to care about the not-so-beautiful things in our world."

Solemn Declarations

151 People Declare that their Words and Deeds Under Forced Brainwashing are Null and Void

( A "solemn declaration" is a person's public statement declaring to the world that whatever he or she has done or said under duress or deception that was against Falun Dafa is null and void. Most of these statements have come from Falun Dafa practitioners in China who wished to express regret that, in the face of physical torture and brainwashing, they had signed documents renouncing Dafa and guaranteeing not to practice again. Also, as more and more people in China learn the truth about how they have been deceived and lied to by the Jiang regime, many non-practitioners are also submitting "solemn declarations."

Here are some examples of the Solemn Declarations:

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249 Awakened Non-Practitioners' Solemn Statements

( More and more people in China are awakening to the truth and realizing that they were deceived by Jiang and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) into participating in the persecution of Falun Gong, either directly as government officials, police, labor camp guards, etc., or indirectly as practitioners' family members, who in many cases may have cursed Dafa, burned Dafa books, or interfered in various other ways to prevent practitioners from following their beliefs. As a result of this awakening, the Minghui/ Clearwisdom website is receiving increasing numbers of heartfelt messages from non-practitioners who wish to publicly express remorse for their wrongdoing and announce their intention to rectify their words and deeds in the future. The editors will periodically choose representative messages of this type and publish them as articles entitled, "Solemn Statements from Non-Practitioners."

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Clearwisdom Material

Clearwisdom Review (Volume 1, Issue 35, October 2006)

The Clearwisdom Review is a weekly newsletter, which highlights current information about the persecution, practitioners' activities worldwide, and the benefits of Falun Dafa. The purpose of the newsletter is to provide current and updated information about Falun Dafa in a brief and easily accessible format. Through new articles each week, the newsletter will strive to provide a balance of coverage on a range of topics relevant to Falun Gong. The newsletter can be downloaded in PDF format for viewing or distribution.

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