Latest Persecution News from China February 5, 2007 (25 Reports)
1. [Sichuan Province] Persecution of Falun Dafa Practitioners at Group 8 in the Nanmusi Womens Forced Labor Camp
I am a Falun Dafa practitioner and was once persecuted at Group 8 at the Nanmusi Womens Forced Labor Camp. I want to expose what I have seen at the labor camp.
Li Qi, head of Group 8, used various torture methods such as solitary confinement and "Fly Against the Wall." Li Qi tied practitioners to trees, gagged them with towels, and dragged them on the floor. Li Qi gathered all determined Dafa practitioners together to "strictly control" them, and ordered inmates to read books that slander Falun Dafa's Teacher. Dafa practitioners who refused to cooperate with the evildoers shouted, "Falun Dafa is good." The persecutors tied practitioners Ms. Huang Zhilan, Ms. Zhang Yaqiong, Ms. Fan Ying and several others to trees. They put a greasy, filthy towel into Huang Zhilans mouth. One day, Li Qi took Huang Zhilan into the office, closed the door and beat her with a police baton. We heard the beating, even though we were outside.
One practitioner named Ms. Luo had her legs tied up in the double-cross position for 24 hours. Another practitioner, Chao Naixing, was hung from a window on the third floor by her handcuffs, practitioner Xiao Hongjun was held two months beyond her term and then still not released. We refused to cooperate with the officials during a military drill. Four inmates from Group 5 dragged us back and forth on the floor until our clothes and socks were completely shredded.
2. [Tangshan City, Hebei Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Ms. Hui Hui Illegally Sentenced to Seven-and-a-half Years in Prison
Officers from the Xiangfengdao Police Station ransacked Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Hui Huis home in the Lubei District of Tangshan City on April 14, 2006. They illegally arrested Hui Hui and held her at the No. 1 Detention Center in Tangshan City for nine months beyond term. She was recently sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in prison and transferred to the Hebei Womens Prison on January 23, 2007.
There are ten wards at the Hebei Province Womens Prison. Each ward holds 15 or 16 Dafa practitioners. Many practitioners went on a hunger strike to firmly voice their protest against heavy labor and brainwashing. Practitioner Yu Jingxia saw a fellow practitioner being persecuted and shouted to protest the abuse. Several inmates savagely beat her. She was held in solitary confinement for fifteen days. The guards assign two inmates to monitor every Dafa practitioner who refuses to reform. The inmates follow the practitioners everywhere and report their every move.
Practitioner Liu Xiaorong from Hebei Province firmly resisted the persecution and requested unconditional release. She has been on hunger strike for 11 months, and her weight is now down to 27.5 kg [60.5 lbs]. She is extremely weak, and her life is in danger.
Gao Zhiguo: Xiangfengdao Police Station in Tangshan City, 86-315-2030496 (Office), 2832445 (Home)
Consultation hotline at the Hebei Province Womens Prison: 86-311-83939712
Feng Huizhi, head of Division 2: 86-311-83939783
Zhang Yi, head of the Hebei Province Womens Prison: 86-13832116656 (Cell), 86-311-83939601 (Office)
Ge Shuguang, head of the Education Section, a vicious and hypocritical person: 86-311-83939595
Zhang Guojun, head of the Hebei Province 610 Office: 86-311-87906310 (Office), 86-311-87906898 (Home)
Ji Tingyu, deputy head of prison: 86-311-87908895, 87906889 (Home)
Wang Yongzhi, deputy head of prison: 86-311-87908681, 87906766 (Home), 86-13931110731 (Cell)
3. [Foshan City, Guangdong Province] Dafa Practitioner Mr. Li Jichang Illegally Arrested
Dafa practitioner Mr. Li Jichang from Nanhai, Foshan City was arrested by Zheng Biao, Peng Xiaohong and several other officers from the National Security Division on January 26, 2007. She is detained at the Chancheng District Police Department. Li Jichangs 85-year-old parents went to the police department several times and requested his unconditional release.
Foshan City National Security Bureau: 86-757-82366555
4. [Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Five Falun Gong Practitioners and One Female Teacher Arrested
Five Falun Gong practitioners and one female teacher were arrested in Harbin City. Practitioner Ms. Jiang Yahong is now in critical condition. The custody center tells her family to feed her, or they would send her to a hospital for emergency treatment.
Liu, party secretary in Wanlong Township: 86-13030027999. He extorted money from Falun Gong practitioners families through his subordinates.
Head of the Daoli Police Department in Harbin City: 86-451-84303388
Head of the National Security Bureau: 86-451-84303388
National Security Division at the Daoli Police Department in Harbin City: 86-451-87663190
5. [Nongan County, Jilin Province] Dafa Practitioner Ms. Di Yinghua Arrested
Dafa practitioner Ms. Di Yinghua from Nongan County was reported when clarifying the truth. Officers from Nongan County Police Department arrested her.
6. [Shanghai] Dafa Practitioner Ms. Shao Hongzhen Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison
Dafa practitioner Ms. Shao Hongzhen from the Xuhong District, Shanghai was sentenced to seven years in prison after already being illegally detained for one year. This is the third detention and second illegitimate prison sentence imposed on Shao Hongzhen since the persecution began on July 20, 1999. She had previously been sentenced to three years in prison.
7. [Shanghai] Dafa Practitioner Ms. Zhang Xiaomei Sentenced to Three Years in Prison
Dafa practitioner Ms. Zhang Xiaomei from Xinchang Town, Nanhui District, Shanghai was arrested at her home by officers from Xinchang Police Station of Nanhui Police Department, who also ransacked her home. She was sentenced to three years in prison in December 2006. Her family was told to visit her at the end of December and learned then that she had been sentenced to prison.
8. [Beijing] Dafa Practitioner Mr. Zhang Yong and His Mother Li Lianna Held in Labor Camps
Dafa practitioner Mr. Zhang Yong and his mother, Ms. Li Lianna, from the Shuanghe Residential Area in Fangcaodi, Chaoyang District, Beijing were both sentenced to two years of forced labor. Mr. Zhang Yong is currently being held at the Tuanhe Forced Labor Camp and his mother Ms. Li Lianna is held at the Tiantanghe Forced Labor Camp.
9. [Shan County, Shandong Province] Dafa Practitioners Ms. Zhang Meiyun and Ms. Xu Sumei Sentenced to Forced Labor
Dafa practitioners Ms. Zhang Meiyun and Ms. Xu Sumei from Shan County were sentenced to two-and-a-half years and one-and-a-half years of forced labor, respectively. They were secretly taken to the Jinan Womens Forced Labor Camp around December 25, 2006.
10. [Sichuan Province] Dafa Practitioners Ms. Qing Guangrong and Ms. Huang Jufen Arrested More Than One Month Ago
Dafa practitioners Ms. Qing Guangrong and Ms. Huang Jufen from Shan County clarified the truth about Falun Gong at the Longfeng Town market. They were reported by Zhang Xuemei and subsequently arrested. They have been held for more than one month.
Zhang Xuemeis phone number: 86-13881769511 (Cell)
11. [Jiaonan City, Shandong Province] Practitioner Jia Quanmei and Others Arrested
Recently a gang of officers from the Yinzhu Town Police Station, in Jiaonan City broke into the home of housewife practitioner Ms. Jia Quanmei while she was doing chores. They forcibly took her away and put her into the Jiaonan Citys Detention Center. Another gang from the Lingang Town Police Station, Jiaonan City, arrested practitioner Mr. Cheng Xiantang on his way home one evening, only because he kindly persuaded people to do good deeds. They sent him to the Jiaonan City Detention Center.
Telephone number for the Yinzhu Town Police Station, Jiaonan City: 86-532-83191054.
12. [Changling County, Jilin Province] Mr. Cai Chen and Wife Arrested
Someone who doesnt know the truth about Falun Dafa reported practitioner Mr. Cai Chen and his wife from Tiandewopeng Village, Sanjiazi Township, Qianguo County to the police. Personnel from the Sanjiazi Township Police Station arrested the couple on the evening of January 26, 2007.
13. [Qinhuangdao City, Hebei Province] Two Practitioners from Qinhuangdao City Arrested
Two practitioners from Qinhuangdao City were arrested while clarifying the truth about Falun Gong to people in the Haiyangji Market, Qinhuangdao City on February 3, 2007. One practitioner has been released and the other practitioner is being held at the citys No. 2 Detention Center.
14. [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Practitioner Liu Jianhua Arrested
It was learned that practitioner Mr. Liu Jianhua from Shijiazhuang City was arrested recently when he was clarifying the truth to people while living away from his home to avoid being persecuted. He is now being held at the Shijiazhuang City No. 2 Detention Center.
15. [Zhaodong City, Heilongjiang Province] Liu Li and Two Other Practitioners Still in Detention
Practitioners Ms. Liu Li, Ms. Zhou Fengqing and Ms. Guo Xiangrong from Zhaodong City were reported to police while distributing truth-clarifying material nearby the Geological Team. Personnel from the Hongxing Police Station detained them for 15 days, but they weren't released when their term expired. The practitioners' family members went to the police station to demand their release but were refused.
16. [Chongqing] Several Practitioners Arrested and a Practitioners Home Ransacked
About 80 policemen rushed into the Culture Hall Square and arrested about 20 visitors there at 7:50 a.m. on February 1, 2007. Among the arrested people were about ten practitioners and some people doing morning exercises.
Police then ransacked practitioner Mr. Yan Guangbis home at the Jiangbei District No. 18 Middle School in Chongqing that same day. They confiscated some Falun Dafa books and truth-clarifying materials.
17. [Xiangfan City, Hubei Province] Information Regarding Practitioner Hu Gaoying's Arrest
Practitioner Ms. Hu Gaoying, 58 years old, is a retired employee of the Xiangtan City state-run textile mill in Hubei Province. Personnel from the Zhongyuan Police Station, affiliated with the citys police department arrested her and put her into the police station on January 27, 2007 when she was clarifying the truth about Falun Gong in the Fancheng District.
18. [Fengshun County, Guangdong Province] Practitioner Li Zaisheng Arrested
Someone reported practitioner Mr. Li Zaisheng from Neiling Village, Tangkeng Town, Fengshun County to the police when he was distributing truth-clarifying materials at a market at 10:00 a.m. on January 19, 2007. Five patrolling policemen arrested him and took him to the village. They went to his home and ransacked the place. They confiscated a copy of Zhuan Falun and other materials. Practitioner Mr. Li managed to escape during the home invasion, but was caught again and taken to the county police department. Mr. Li is currently being held at a detention center and all his familys attempted visits were denied.
19. [Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region] The Standard Exam Paper from the Youth Publishing Company Has Dafa-Defaming Content
20. [Laizhou City, Shandong Province] Handicapped Practitioner Qi Haijun Arrested
One male and two female plainclothes police arrested handicapped practitioner Ms. Qi Haijun at 8:30 p.m. on January 23, 2007 on the street, even though she did not have Falun Gong materials. She was put into the Laizhou City Detention Center. Ms. Qi felt heart burn and became unconscious at 2:00 p.m. on January 27. When she was semi-conscious she heard policemen discussing, "If she won't regain consciousness and since she did not report her name, lets throw her in the snow!" Ms. Qis family went to the police station to request her release, but had to pay 4,000 yuan in extortion money to bail her out.
21. [Meishan City, Sichuan Province] Incidents of Persecution Relating to Several Practitioners
Policemen in Meishan City arrested several practitioners on January 12, 2007. Five practitioners have so far been held for persecution. They are Mr. Luo Libin, Mr. Zhang Maolin, Ms. Zhang Yan, Ms. Wang Zejun and Mr. Zhou Xuebin. Mr. Luo Libin is being held at the Renshou County Detention Center. The whereabouts of the other four practitioners are unknown.
22. [Miluo City, Hunan Province] Practitioner Huang Siqiu Arrested
Practitioner Mr. Huang Siqiu is from the Changle District in Miluo City. Personnel from the Changle Police Precinct searched his house and arrested him on January 12, 2007. Mr. Huang is currently being held at the Miluo Detention Center.
23. [Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] Practitioner Zhang Qifen Arrested
Ms. Zhang Qifen was reported for removing Dafa-slandering slogans. Personnel from the Bei County 610 Office and from the Ande Town Government arrested her, but her whereabouts are unknown.
24. [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Persecution at the Tangxunhu Brainwashing Class
The Tanxunhu Brainwashing Class in Wuhan City, Hubei Province was held at the Jingmen Hotel on February 1, 2007. The persecutors continued the persecution of practitioners who had previously been arrested.
25. [Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] Young Teacher Zhao Benyong Has Been Held for Five Years
Mr. Zhao Benyong, a young teacher at the Longquan Spacefight Technique College in Chengdu City was fired and sentenced to five years of imprisonment for practicing Falun Gong and clarifying the truth. He has been held at the Wumaping Prison in Leshan City, Sichuan Province. His detention term expired on February 1, 2007. His wife Ms. Yang Lan and his brother went to fetch him. But He Xiuwen, the Longquan District 610 Office head in Chengdu City, led six officers from the Longquan District National Security Team, police station and street administrative office, to the prison. They forcibly put Mr. Zhao into a police car and brought him back to the district. When Zhaos family members got to the district, He Xiuwen, several policemen and ruffians transferred Mr. Zhao to a secret place for detention. Zhao Benyongs family requests the district 610 Office daily to release Mr. Zhao.
February 4, 2006