Jan. 19

Due to the persecution, Mr. Lei Bifu had been forced to flee home seven years prior. On December 12, 2008, the police found him in a market. They shot him with a tranquilizer gun and beat him with electric baton before the arrest.

Ms. Liu Xiaojun was arrested on December 18, 2008 while she was working. On January 1, 2009, she was sent to a forced labor camp. She had been arrested and brainwashed on different occasions by CCP since July 20, 1999, because of her belief in Falun Gong.

Jan. 21

Conditions and methods used in the Fujian Provincial Women's Prison as exposed by someone who has been imprisoned there.

Elderly Falun Gong practitioners are arrested and detained without justification or explanation.

Jan. 23

This article recounts the experiences over the last two years of just one of the many labor camp prisoners in China.

Jan. 24

Ms. Luo Zhijian of Tangshan City, Hebei Province, was sentenced to three years at the beginning of December 2008 on the basis of forged evidence. During that time she was beaten by prisoners and treated cruelly by a female officer from the court. She was forced to wear handcuffs and shackles for three weeks.

Methods used include constant monitoring, forced reading and writing assignments and physical torture.

Jan. 25

Prison guards claimed Ms. Wang Lianzhi had a mental illness in jail, but denied her son's visitation request.

Clearwisdom.net and its Chinese-language sister-website (minghui.ca) 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 editor@clearwisdom.net.