Dec. 30

Falun Gong practitoner Mr. Feng Zhen was abducted into a brainwashing center on his release day after being imprisoned for seven years.

In November and December 2008, the 610 Office and police in Fangzi District, Weifang City, Shandong Province arrested Falun Gong practitioners, confiscated their personal belongs, and extorted money from their families.

Jan. 1

Ms. Zhang Yujie, a Falun Gong practitioner almost 60 years old, is retained in custody despite health problems because of demands for bribe money.

Jan. 2

Her arrest is the latest in a series of arrests and persecutions.

Jan. 3

An attorney who defended practitioners in court loses his license to practice. Others involved, including Mr. Yan Shoulin, are arrested themselves.

Jan. 4

The CCP court in Huanggu District, Shenyang City, Liaoning Province tried Falun Gong practitioners Mr. Zhao Zhanbo and Mr. Chen Xinye, using the "evidence" of blank CDs. and its Chinese-language sister-website ( provide first-hand reports about the horrors of the persecution of Falun Gong in China. Dozens of reports are received every day from the victims of torture, the wrongfully imprisoned, and families crippled by the senseless hardship and grief for their loved ones imposed by the persecution. In contrast, the websites also report positive news and events from the more than 80 countries around the world where Falun Gong is practiced, and serve as an online forum for practitioners to share stories of the good things Falun Gong has brought to their lives. For more information, please contact