The Facts of the Persecution of Falun Gong  -- July 5, 2005

Issued by Clearwisdom Net


  • Fan Dacheng Was Tortured to the Brink of Death at the Changji Forced Labor Camp and Later Died

  • The Sorrow of a Ten-Year-Old Girl

  • The Brutal Persecution Happening in the Tianjin Banqiao Women's Prison

  • Daqing City Prison's Deputy Chief Claims, "It's No Big Deal to Kill Some Falun Gong"

  • Many Detainees Suffered Tin Poisoning in Shizishan Forced Labor Camp, Hubei Province

  • Five Falun Gong Practitioners Die as a Result of the Persecution

  • How Yu Guanghong, a Policeman from the Changchun Road Police Station, Jilin City, Persecutes Practitioners

  • Practitioner Ms. Wei Xianhui from Sichuan Province Disappears

  • Brief News from China - May 6, 2005

  • Brief News from China - June 18, 2005

  • Summary of Other Articles and News - June 24, 2005

  • Fan Dacheng Was Tortured to the Brink of Death at the Changji Forced Labor Camp and Later Died

     Mr. Fan Dacheng, a Falun Gong practitioner who was a resident in Manasi County, Xinjiang Autonomous Region, persisted in practicing Falun Gong and clarifying the truth about Falun Gong. As a result, he was persecuted many times. Perpetrators at the Changji Forced Labor Camp in Wujiaqu City in Xinjiang grossly abused him until he almost died; then his family member carried him home. He passed away on September 12, 2004.

    Mr. Fan Dacheng, about 55 years old, went to Beijing to appeal for justice for Falun Gong in the spring of 2000. Upon his return, he was arrested and detained by the local police. Mr. Fan went on a hunger strike to protest the persecution and managed to walk out of prison with dignity. After this, he joined an outdoor Falun Gong group practice and was once again taken captive. He jumped down from a building to escape and was injured. Several months later, he could walk again and went to Beijing again to appeal for Falun Gong. After his return, he was sentenced to three years of forced labor. He suffered many different kinds of inhumane torture and torment in the Changji Forced Labor Camp in Wujiaqu City, Xinjiang. Officials at the Changji Forced Labor Camp made use of the imprisoned criminals to beat and insult Falun Gong practitioners who had just been detained. They also made use of two criminals to monitor each Falun Gong practitioner around the clock.

    Falun Gong practitioners who have suffered previous persecution have confirmed that vicious persecution takes place there.

    The Xinjiang Forced Labor Camp and prison, the Xinjiang Tianshan Wool Spinning and Weaving Limited Liability Company and the Xinjiang Changji Special Transformer Factory colluded with one another to carry out ruthless torture and enslavement of Falun Gong practitioners, compelling them to perform high-intensity work for as long as 20 hours every day. Many people did not get a chance to sleep in a bed for as long as 10 days to two weeks. They had to operate a loom, standing as long as a day and a night until their legs were swollen. When they fell asleep while knitting woolen sweaters, the guards would use electric batons to shock them and order the team leaders (criminal inmates) to assault them mercilessly with bricks and wooden clubs. When it was time to hand over the completed woolen sweaters, the police would handcuff those who had not completed the task to a hot air vent. The practitioners would be stripped naked and shocked with electric batons on various parts of their bodies, including the neck, armpits, lower abdomen, private parts, mouths and ears. In addition, their prison term would be lengthened.

    On November 25, 2001, all the Falun Gong practitioners imprisoned in the Changji Forced Labor Camp came out to request to be set free, as they were not guilty of any crime. They resisted the forced labor camp and refused to do forced labor.

    For the next three days, the police pretended to negotiate and agreed to improve the environment. In actuality, they covertly incited the criminals to forbid Falun Gong practitioners to sleep. Once a practitioner fell asleep, he or she would be awakened. After three days the police used the most unscrupulous method to dupe each Falun Gong practitioner to come to the torture room. Inside that room were at least four policemen fully equipped with different kinds of torture devices (electric batons, handcuffs, ropes etc.). Without listening to reason, they handcuffed the practitioner and tied him up with rope. Then the practitioner would be shocked all over his body with electric batons or beaten with fists or kicked. After that, the forced labor camp guards' persecution of practitioners was still rampant. One time the guards pasted many Falun Gong-slandering posters in a corridor. Falun Gong practitioner Fan Dacheng and all other Falun Gong practitioners went on a hunger strike to demand that these slanderous posters be taken down. Not long after that, the police took down the posters.

    Fan Dacheng was tortured and tormented in the Changji Forced Labor Camp until he was close to death. Only then were his family members allowed to bring him home. He passed away on September 12, 2004.

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    The Sorrow of a Ten-Year-Old Girl

     Ten-year-old Zhaoming used to be a healthy and happy girl. However, four years ago, a sudden misfortune separated Zhaoming from her parents and caused deep sorrow in her heart.

    Her parents, Mr. Ma Benshun and Ms. Fan Xiuqin, lived in Shuangqiao District, Chengde City. Due to their refusal to give up the practice of Falun Gong, they were arrested by the police when they made materials to clarify the truth about Falun Gong. Witnessing her parents being arrested by the police, Zhaoming cried until she lost her voice. Without anyone to care for her, she was sent to her grandmother's home in the mountains by a kindhearted man.

    Her parents were sentenced to fourteen years in prison. They were held in Baoding Prison and Shijiazhuang Prison of Hebei Province.

    Four years ago, she was a carefree child basking in her parents' love. However, when we saw her again four years later, she looked at us with dull eyes. We felt so much sorrow and told her, "We came here to see you."

    "Thanks," she replied in a very low voice.

    We asked her, "Do you miss your mom and dad?"

    "Yes, I miss both of them." She averted her eyes and walked away, not wanting people to see her sadness.

    Her grandmother said that she was often in a sullen mood. The arrest of her parents pained her deeply and she became subdued from missing her parents.

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    The Brutal Persecution Happening in the Tianjin Banqiao Women's Prison

     In the past several years, the Tianjin Banqiao Women's Prison has become synonymous with evil and brutality. Terrible crimes have been committed against Falun Gong practitioners. The following are examples of the persecution that the practitioners have suffered:

    1. Practitioner Li Shumin was locked up in a boiler room for 8 days and 8 nights by police officer Han Jinling. Her legs became swollen as a result, but she was still hung up for another day and night in the washroom. Han Jinling also struck Li Shumin's breasts and other sensitive areas with an electric baton until Li Shumin died.
    2. When police officer Yang Kuiying tried to force feed practitioner Du Ying, he broke her front teeth and inserted a tube down her throat. The officer sat on Du Ying for two hours and then cut her hair with scissors to humiliate her.
    3. Efforts made by the police to coerce practitioner Li Yan into giving up her practice of Falun Gong proved to be futile. They even brought in Li's mother and forced her to kneel before Li Yan for six days, while Li Yan was being slapped brutally. This did not yield any result either. A year after this, the police officer forced Li Yan to work in the garage all day. He made her stand throughout lunch before the work started again and did not let her rest at all. At night, she would be forced to stand until 3 or 4 am before being allowed to rest. Then, every morning, she had to wake up at 6 am to read propaganda material. Many of the people who were brainwashed came together in groups to threaten her. Li Yan almost lost consciousness on many occasions.
    4. The police officers tore practitioner Hong Cai's quilt into pieces, and stripped her clothes off before hanging her up high in the air. Four toothbrushes were tied together and then inserted into her vagina and brutally whirled until she bled profusely. The police also pinched her nipples to cause her more pain. In the winter, she was stripped to freeze in the cold; while in the summer, she was forced to remain outside under the scorching heat.
    5. Police officers Yang Kuimin and He Yumei threw practitioner Yang Xiong into a dog kennel, where the practitioner was bitten. Yang's mouth was stuffed with underwear while this occurred.
    6. After six months of imprisonment, Falun Gong practitioner Xue Ying was tied up, put in a sack and carried to a remote area, where the practitioner was brutally beaten.
    7. After practitioner You Guiyuan's handwritten copies of Master Li's teachings were discovered by the police, the practitioner was tortured and beaten by a group of four to five people. It wasn't until he was on the brink of death that he was sent to the hospital for emergency treatment.
    8. Practitioner Li Tongfang was thrown to a pig sty and tortured using an "Itch Rope." The practitioner was tied up with this rope that caused severe itching and then hung from a tree.
    9. Practitioner Gui Ling was handcuffed and shackled for more than two and a half years. Police officer Zhang Hongxia ordered several men to beat the practitioner until her mouth gurgled with blood. In the two years that Gui Ling was shackled, her mouth was stuffed with a towel or a ragged cloth to prevent her from shouting "Falun Dafa is good!" She was monitored to prevent her from seeing other practitioners in the washroom.
    10. The police officers in the Banqiao Women's Prison created a number of ways to induce the Falun Gong practitioners to sit or step on Teacher Li's picture. If practitioners resisted, their feet would be forcefully carried to step on Teacher's picture.

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    Daqing City Prison's Deputy Chief Claims, "It's No Big Deal to Kill Some Falun Gong"

    After returning from a meeting in Xi'an City, Deputy Chief of Daqing Prison Jiang Shuchen and Director of the local 610 Office Guo Chuntang started another round of persecution against Falun Gong.

    In the special meeting to direct the persecution campaign, Guo claimed, "It is no big deal to kill some Falun Gong. It doesn't matter at all."

    Under his watch, the Second and Seventh Divisions of the prison escalated their persecution against Falun Gong practitioners. Pan Chaolin, who was in charge, instructed the prisoners, "You guys may beat them to death."

    Some of the inmates tied up practitioners Chen Peiming and Zhu Hongbing for three days and nights. The chief of Division Seven announced, "If they refuse to 'transform', we'll transform their bodies to ashes."

    Practitioner Mr. Xu Jishan was murdered when they drowned him in the bathhouse. When perpetrator Xu Dezhi, who was in charge of the site, saw Mr. Xu dead, he escaped. The eight other prisoners fabricated a story to conceal their crime.

    Zhu Rui, the chief of Division Three, beat and cursed practitioners. Dong Fenghuan, the chief of Division Six, tortured Mr. Yuan Qingjiang, who vomited blood. Li Tie took way practitioners' clothing, claiming he was "clearing up the ward." Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Jin Sheng was confined to and tortured in an Iron Chair (1) for twenty days. Mr. Bi Yunfei and four other practitioners were held in their cells and not allowed to go to the toilet when the persecution was intensified.

    The above occurrences are just a few reported cases from Daqing City Prison.

    (1) Iron Chair - The iron chair is made of iron pipes. Victims are restrained on the iron chairs with both arms and legs tied up for a long period of time.

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    Many Detainees Suffered Tin Poisoning in Shizishan Forced Labor Camp, Hubei Province

     From the appearance of the buildings, with its fashionable decorations, no one would readily assume that the Hubei Provincial Shizishan Drug Rehabilitation Center is a forced labor camp created to persecute the detainees. When inspectors came, the detainees were watching TV under the supervision of a staff member and enjoying a good meal at lunchtime. As soon as the inspectors left, however, the inhuman treatment and forced labor began again.

    The workshop near the ward would be full of noise again, with sparkling grey tin dust floating in the air, which easily found its way to the noses and lungs of the detainees.

    There were four teams in Shizishan Forced Labor Camp. Hundreds of Falun Gong practitioners were detained in the No.2 and No.3 teams, where tinfoil has been produced for a long time. The manufacturing procedure involves using a bamboo stick to detach the tin sheets shaped by machine, and then using a steel stabber to press the tin sheet onto the yellow paper without exposure. The tin foil was made for export. The quota was about 2,000 sheets per day for every detainee. Some practitioners who failed to make the quota, owing to old age or being nearsighted, were usually deprived of supper or not allowed to sleep, and experienced the torture of "standing in a military posture", "riding an airplane", or "digging the corner" [Standing one meter away from the wall with head touching the corner].

    The detainees also ate in the same workshop. The table, dishes and boxes containing food were all contaminated with tin dust. The workshop was crowded with hundreds of detainees without electric fans and without a window opening, because wind would make the room a mess and affect the product quality and production efficiency. Besides tinfoil, there were all kind of handcrafts made there as forced labor products, including Chinese ties.

    Under such deplorable working conditions, many detainees suffered from dermatitis and scabies, with itching all over their bodies. Almost all the detainees who produced the tinfoil suffered from tin poisoning, with swelling in their feet. One drug addict from Yichang city was in very poor health with white hair and cankered feet, while another from Huangshi city, in his thirties, frequently got fevers and passed away soon after being released for medical care. It's said that he died of lung cancer.

    In the daytime, Falun Gong practitioners were forced to finish the burdensome quota of tinfoil production, while in the evening, they were forced to stand facing the walls and recite the regulations of the forced labor camp, which were aimed at persecuting Falun Gong practitioners. Resistance would lead to brutal beatings. Moreover, every Falun Gong practitioner was watched by two drug addicts, who monitored Falun Gong practitioners and kept them from sleeping, and abused them using the torture of "digging the wall" or "digging the corner." Wang Liyuan, a Falun Gong practitioner from Xianning, was beaten into unconsciousness many times, revived, and beaten again. Another Falun Gong practitioner from Tongcheng city was tortured to the point of suffering a mental breakdown. Guo Maoquan, a Falun Gong practitioner from Wuxue, who was illegally sentenced to the forced labor camp in March of 2001 and released in the spring of 2002, passed away on December 10, 2003, as a result of severe physical and mental persecution.

    A local newspaper reported that the tin content of the soil in the South Lake area where the forced labor camp is located highly exceeded the acceptable standard, and represented severe contamination of the soil. Owing to the opposition of the public and the poisonous side effects, tinfoil production had to be discontinued. On April 17, 2003, all of the Falun Gong practitioners were transferred to the Shayang Forced Labor Camp, another notorious forced labor camp.

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    Five Falun Gong Practitioners Die as a Result of the Persecution

     Mr. Hou Hei, 70, was a resident of Chizhongdian Village, Wanjin Town, Zhaoling District, Tahe City, Henan Province. He was a technician at the No. 1 Paper Mill of Tahe City. In 1999, Mr. Hou went to Beijing to clarify the truth, after which the police arrested and took him to a brainwashing center. After he was released, he went a second time to Beijing. The police arrested him again and took him to a brainwashing center. The persecutors tortured and threatened him, and also ransacked his home many times. Mr. Hou died in 2004.

    Mr. Zheng Honghai, 68, was a resident of Tuogou Village, Deng Town, Yancheng County, Tahe City, Henan Province. Around July 20, 1999, Mr. Zheng went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong. The police arrested him and took him to a brainwashing center, ransacked his home, and tortured him many times. On August 20, 2004, the police ransacked his home again and threatened him. At that time, Mr. Zheng was reading the book Zhuan Falun. The police snatched the book from him. Zheng said, "Teacher Li's book is more precious than my life - taking the book away from me will kill me." The police ignored him and took the book away. Within three days, Mr. Zheng passed away.

    Ms. Su Fang was a resident of Huadian City, Jilin Province. In March 1996, she and her sister Su Fen began to practice Falun Gong. Ms. Su Fen recovered from all her illnesses after she started practicing Falun Gong. After the persecution started on July 20, 1999, Ms. Su Fang persisted in practicing Falun Gong, despite severe persecution by the Huadian City 610 Office. The persecutors forced her family members to monitor her, using contemptible methods, and to interfere with her practicing the exercises. Ms. Su Fang did not cooperate with the persecutors. She lived a hard life already, yet the persecutors harassed and tortured her many times. As a result, she developed some illness symptoms and died on September 21, 2002. Her sister Su Fen gave in to the persecutors and suffered a recurrence of her former illnesses. She passed away on May 30, 2001.

    Ms. Yan Xiulin, 80, was a resident of Lanzhou City, Gansu Province. She began to practice Falun Gong in 1997. Shortly after that, all her illnesses disappeared. After July 20, 1999, the persecution of other practitioners made her suffer mentally and physically. She died in April 2002 from an illness.

    Mr. Gao Xichen, 78, was a resident of Yanshan Town, Fujin City, Heilongjiang Province. He began to practice Falun Gong in spring 1996, after which he enjoyed good health. After July 20, 1999, his three children were detained for validating Falun Gong. The local police often came to his home and harassed him. The persecution severely hurt his mind and body, and consequently he stopped practicing Falun Gong. He suffered a stroke in April 2000 and developed diabetes. Although he received medical treatment, it was ineffective. He passed away in November 2000.

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    How Yu Guanghong, a Policeman from the Changchun Road Police Station, Jilin City, Persecutes Practitioners

     Since July 20, 1999, when the persecution of Falun Gong began, policeman Yu Guanghong (male, in his 40's, from the Changchun Road Police Station) has been actively following Jiang's orders to persecute Falun Gong practitioners. He has often arrested and harassed practitioners. He has arrested nearly 20 practitioners and sentenced them to forced labor. Below are some facts as told by some of his victims.

    Ms. Hou Shufen is in her 50's and from Huanxi Township. Policeman Yu Guanghong often harassed her and sent her to a detention center. On May 17, 2005, Hou Shufen was arrested and taken to the brainwashing center of the Chuanying District, Jilin City.

    Ms. Gao Qingzhen is in her 60's and from Huanxi Township. She often repaired cars for policeman Yu Guanghong. Yu detained her, and kicked and beat her in the Changchun Road Police Station. The beatings were terrible. At the end of May 2005, he sent her to the brainwashing center in the Chuanying District, Jilin City.

    Ms. Zhang Chunxia is in her 40's and from Huanxi Township. She was detained multiple times. Although Ms. Zhang had serious debilitating symptoms, policeman Yu Guanghong did not show any sympathy for her. He sent Mr. Zhang to a forced labor camp. She was not accepted due to her health problems.

    Ms. Li Yaru is in her 50's and from Huanxi Township. Yu detained her and sent her to a forced labor camp.

    Policeman Yu Guanghong detained Li Yaru's niece Xiaochun, who is in her 30's, and sent her to a forced labor camp. Xiaochun has a child at home who goes to elementary school. Now there is no one to take care of her child.

    Ms Zhu Shuying is in her 40's and from Huanxi Township. Yu Guanghong detained her. Then she was transferred from the detention center to a forced labor camp. Although Ms. Zhu had a serious heart disease, she was still sentenced to two years of forced labor. Her child goes to school and the living conditions at her home are extremely difficult.

    Ms. Liu Guiyun is in her 50's and from Huanxi Township. She was detained and sent to a detention center. Policeman Yu also sent her to a forced labor camp twice. In May 2005, Yu tried to arrest Ms. Liu and wanted to send her to a brainwashing center. Ms. Liu and her husband righteously resisted.

    Ms. Niu Guilan is in her 60's and from Huanxi Township. Yu detained Ms. Niu and her daughter and often harassed them. Once policeman Yu tried to grab Falun Gong books away from Ms. Niu. The violence caused her to faint.

    Policeman Yu arrested Mr. Zhao Jun, who is 34 years old. Later he was subjected to torture and was hung up and beaten for one night. Because he went to Beijing to appeal, Yu sent him to a detention center and later sentenced him to prison.

    Ms. Li Qinghui, 28, is from Fengjiatun Village. Yu sent her to a forced labor camp for one year. After she returned, Yu acted as if he was taking her for a physical examination but attempted to send her to the forced labor camp again. Ms. Li's living conditions are very difficult. Her brother does not have a job and her mother sells seeds. In May 2005, Yu sent Ms. Li to a brainwashing center.

    Mr. Shen Quanhui is in her 40's and from Fengjiatun Village. Yu Guanghong sent him to a detention center and then sentenced him to two years in a forced labor camp.

    Ms. Wang Shulan is in her 60's and lives in the Electric Power College. She was a policewoman in Jilin Prison. Policeman Yu detained her numerous times and sentenced her to a forced labor camp for one year. She left home for one year in order to avoid further persecution. However, in May 2005, Yu sent her to a brainwashing center.

    Ms. Shi Shuxia is in her 30's and has a child who goes to school. Policeman Yu Guanghong arrested her and sent her to a forced labor camp. Because of health problems, she was given a medical parole. After 20 days, Yu Guanghong ignored the medical parole process and again sent her to the Changchun Forced Labor Camp.

    Ms. Li Liwen, in her 40s, is an excellent elementary school teacher. Yu sent her to detention twice. Later she was sentenced to three years of forced labor. After she returned, policeman Yu Guanghong often went to harass her during the day.

    The Changchun Road Police Station:

    Policeman Yu Guanghong: 86-13844217837 (Cell);

    Policeman Zhang Yonghai: 86-13514321055 (Cell);

    The Changchun Road Police Station: 86-432-4895249;

    The Deputy Secretary of the Political and Judiciary Committee of the Chuanying District, Jilin City, head of the 610 Office, Wang Hongjia: 86-13944677270 (Cell)

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    Practitioner Ms. Wei Xianhui from Sichuan Province Disappears

     Ms. Wei Xianhui is a Falun Gong practitioner in her fifties from the Sixth Village, Fuqiao Town, Chuanshan District, Suining City, Sichuan Province. After the persecution of Falun Gong started on July 20, 1999, her family members prevented her from reading Falun Gong books or practicing the exercises because they had been misled by the government propaganda. In July 2003, she left home, and her whereabouts are still unknown.

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    Brief News from China - May 6, 2005

    1. [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Mr. Han Fei Is Arrested Again

    Mr. Han Fei is a 53-year-old teacher from Shifan University. On May 5, 2005, Mr. Han did not return home. His wife received a phone call from the Nansha Detention Center of Dalian City around 9 p.m. that night. The detention center told her that someone had spotted Han Fei writing something against Jiang Zemin and reported him to the police. His wife was told that he is currently being detained in Dalian City's Yaojia Detention Center.

    Mrs. Ruan Ying, Han Fei's wife, had been to Nansha Detention Center and Heishijiao Detention Center to ask the police to allow her to see her husband. She also requested that they release him. The officer in charge replied, "You can only see him if you try to 'convert' him. Otherwise, you can't see him!"

    After the persecution of Falun Gong began on July 20, 1999, Han Fei and his wife were illegally detained and sent to forced labor camps many times for going to Beijing to appeal for justice for Falun Gong. Han Fei has a 90-year-old father who is suffering from many diseases including dementia. He also has a child in the third grade in primary school. His wife lost her job long ago, so it is difficult for Mr. Han's family to survive without him. Currently, he is still being illegally held at a detention center in Dalian City.

    2. [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Mr. Che Ping Goes On a Hunger Strike to Protest Detention and His Life Is in Danger

    Mr. Che Ping is a teacher with the Jilin Sports Institute. He was arrested by the Institute's dean, Changchun City's 610 office, and the Kuancheng District's 610 office, and sent to a brainwashing center ten days ago. Mr. Che decided to protest his detention by going on a hunger strike. Currently, he is extremely weak and his life is in danger.

    Telephone numbers of relevant personnel:

    Song Jixin, Dean of Jilin Sports Institute: 86-431-5682148, 86-431-5267875.

    Zhang Tianhua, Party Secretary: 86-431-5681315, 86-431-5267827.

    Chang Yunfeng, Party Vice-Secretary: 86-431-5692352, 86-431-5267792.

    Tian Yinglian, Party Vice-Secretary: 86-431-5691293, 86-431-5267926.

    Director of the Security Department: 86-431-5267648

    3. [Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province] Mr. Yu Wenkui Is Arrested and His Family's Property Confiscated

    Mr. Yu Wenkui of Hangzhou City was arrested on May 1, 2005, for distributing truth clarifying materials and clarifying the truth to people. On May 8, the police even went to his living unit at his work place and confiscated all of his valuables.

    4. [Feng County, Jiangsu Province] Mr. Chen Wei Is Arrested

    In May 2005, the police of Feng County, Jiangsu Province, arrested Mr. Chen Wei. There is still no news of him. His parents are practitioners and have been repeatedly persecuted. Currently, they are unable to return home.

    5. [Tianjin City] Mr. Ma Yongyue Is Arrested Again

    At around 10 o'clock on June 2, 2005, detention center instructor Li of the Baogutun Township in the Wuqingqu District of Tianjin City led a group of about 10 police officers from detention centers and the local court to the Trade Market of Chengguan Township in the Wuqingqu District. They found Mr. Ma Yongyue, who was there doing business, and ordered him to follow them to settle some issues. When Mr. Ma refused their order, the police handcuffed him without any concrete evidence and detained him in the Wuqingqu District Detention Center.

    Telephone numbers of relevant personnel:

    Party Office of Baogutun Township, Wuqingqu District, Tianjin City: 86-22-22185372.

    Hou Huaizhong, Detention Center Chief: 86-22-22186353.

    Li Hongfa, Local Court Judge: 86-22-29328373, 86-22-82166868.

    6. [Liaoyang City, Liaoning Province] Ms. Ma Liyan Is Sent to Masanjia Forced Labor Camp

    On May 20, 2005, Ms. Ma Liyan of Liaoyang City, Liaoning Province was reported to the police and subsequently arrested. She was sent to Masanjia Forced Labor Camp.

    7. [Beijing City] Spies Secretly Follow Practitioner Mr. Pan Ke Before He Is Arrested

    Spies secretly followed Mr. Pan Ke because he was clarifying the truth in a residential district of Beijing. As a result, he was arrested. He is being detained in the Shijingshan Detention Center of Beijing. His younger brother was also implicated. Although his brother was released after seven days of detention, he is under 24-hour surveillance.

    8. [Dazhu County, Sichuan Province] The Police in Deyang City Arrest Ms. Zhang Xianzhen

    On April 13, 2005 Ms. Zhang Xianzhen of Dazhu County went to Deyang City to visit her son. The Deyang police arrested her while she was clarifying the truth to people. Her whereabouts are currently unknown.

    9. [Heilongjiang Province] Mr. Yan Shubin of Beixing Farm Is Arrested in Weihai City, Shandong Province

    Mr. Yan Shubin is from Beixing Farm, Heilongjiang Province. While leading a homeless life in order to avoid persecution, he was illegally arrested by the police in Weihai City, Shandong Province, who then informed the police at his Farm Bureau in Heilongjiang Province. The Beixing Farm Police sent Police Chief Lu Ziting, Secretary Zhuang Dangsheng, Political Judiciary Committee Vice-Secretary Zhou Shengjun, and police officers Yang Hongjun and Zhao Wenkai to Weihai City, Shandong Province, to escort Mr. Yan back.

    Telephone numbers of relevant personnel:

    Lu Ziting, Beixing Farm Police Chief: 86-464-8863168 (Home), 86-13054354666 (Cell), 86-464-8860818 (Office)

    Zhao Wenkai, Beixing Farm Police officer: 86-464-8860826 (Home), 86-13946517797 (Cell).

    Zhou Shengjun, Beixing Farm Political Judiciary Committee Vice-Secretary: 86-464-8860699 (Home).

    10. [Chongqing City] Ms. Chen Changlan and Ms. Ren Xiaoling Are Detained in Jiangjin Detention Center

    Both Ms. Chen Changlan and Ms. Ren Xiaoling were illegally arrested on June 11, 2005, while clarifying the truth in Caijiachang in the Beibei District of Chongqing City. Currently, they are being detained in Jiangjin Detention Center.

    Telephone numbers of relevant personnel:

    Jiangjin City Court: 86-23-47550700.

    Local Police Station Chief Office: 86-23-47521456.

    Local Police Station: 86-23-47524460, 86-23-47521893.

    Local Police Station Vice-Chief Office: 86-23-47521466, 86-23-47521434.

    11. [Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] The Police Arrested Mr. Tan Jianxin

    The local police illegally arrested Mr. Tan Jianxin in Guangzhou City on June 2, 2005.

    12. [Xiuyan County, Liaoning Province] Ms. Zhang Xirong and Ms. Kang Mou Arrested

    On the night of May 24, 2005, a team of local policemen led by police officer Long Jie arrested Ms. Zhang Xirong and Ms. Kang Mou. Not only were they detained, their houses were also ransacked and all of their Falun Gong materials were confiscated.

    13. [Wuxue City, Hubei Province] Ms. Gong Yueming's Detention Is Extended for Two Months

    Ms. Gong Yueming, 40 years old, is from Wuxue City. On January 2, 2005 she was arrested by local police for suspicion of posting Falun Gong truth clarifying materials. She was detained in the Wuxue Detention Center. On January 17, she was sent to Wuxue City Number One Detention Center. Her arrest was illegal, as there was no evidence at all to prove that she was posting the materials. Ms. Gong has already been detained for more than five months.

    Telephone numbers of related personnel:

    Peng Linfa, Wuxue City 610 Office Director: 86-713-8969969

    Wuxue City 610 Office: 86-713-6275368
    Liu Tangguo, Wuxue City National Security Team Leader: 86-713-8960979, 86-13807250395 (Cell)

    Guo Xuanlin, Wuxue City Chief of Lawsuit Division of the Procuratorate: 86-13707259819 (Cell)

    Wu Shuming (in charge of persecuting Falun Gong), Wuxue City Main Public Prosecutor of Lawsuit Division of the Procuratorate: 86-713-8960301, 86-713-6272386 (Home)

    Wuxue City Detention Center: 86-713-6224227, 86-713-6227527

    Wuxue City Number One Detention Center: 86-713-6275886, 86-713-6233215

    14. [Zhaodong City, Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Zhao Xiuming Is Sent to a Forced-labor Camp for Two Years

    On May 7, 2005, Ms. Zhao Xiuming was found to be carrying Falun Gong truth clarifying materials at the Harbin Train Station. As a result, she was arrested and detained at the Harbin Railroad Shelter by the local police. The Harbin Railroad Public Security Bureau then sent her to a forced labor camp.

    Shao Hua, Head of the National Security Section of the Harbin Railroad Public Security Bureau: 86-451-88675993

    15. [Deyang City, Sichuan Province] Ms. Wu Huizhen and Ms. Yan Yulan Are Arrested and Their Current Whereabouts Are Unknown

    Ms. Wu Huizhen, 52, is from Deyang City, Sichuan Province. At 9 o'clock on June 3, 2005, she went out with her grandchild in her arms. When she approached Dongjie Primary School, the 610-related Mianyang Detention Center police and Residence Committee personnel arrested her. Her grandchild was snatched from her and tossed aside. Her whereabouts are unknown.

    Ms. Yan Yulan, 50 years old, used to work in the Yangjiayuan Phosphate Fertilizer Factory in Deyang City. On June 3, 2005, around 3 p.m., she was arrested by the Mianyang 610 Office while doing business in Men City. Her whereabouts are also unknown.

    16. [Gongzhuling City, Jilin Province] Ms. Li Xiufeng Is again Arrested and Her Whereabouts Are Currently Unknown

    Ms. Li Xiufeng is a practitioner from Yihe Village, Taojiatun Township, Gongzhuling City. On June 3, 2005, she was alone at home when the National Security Team of the Gongzhuling City Public Security Bureau arrested her.

    In 2004, while she was clarifying the truth to her relatives about Falun Gong in Shiwu Township, Gongzhuling City, officials from the local town detention center came and arrested her. She was then detained in the Gongzhuling Detention Center, where she was brutally tortured. She was also sentenced to one year of forced-labor. Due to the brutal torture, she vomited a large amount of blood and fainted, so the Heizuizi Forced Labor Camp in Changchun City refused to accept her. A few months later, although she was released, the National Security Team went to her house to harass her and check if she had physically recovered. On June 3, 2005, she was arrested again, and her current whereabouts are unknown.

    17. [Hongan County, Hubei Province] Ms. Peng Lihua Is Subjected to Brutal Torture in a Brainwashing Center

    Ms. Peng Lihua is from Hongan County, Hubei Province. In 2001, she was forced into homelessness. In April 2005, she was arrested in Wuhan City and sent to a brainwashing center in Hubei Province. She went on a hunger strike for 8 days. After developing breathing difficulties, she was sent a hospital. Before she was fully recovered, she was brought back to the brainwashing center, where her torture continued.

    18. [Hubei Province] Wuhan City University Lecturers Mr. Huang Keming and Mr. Wu Zhenxin Are Both Arrested and Sent to the Miaoshan Brainwashing Center

    On June 1, 2005, Associate Professor Mr. Huang Keming of the Wuhan University Mathematical and Statistical Institute was arrested while he was teaching a class. He was sent to the Maioshan brainwashing center in Hubei Province. Business Institute lecturer Mr. Wu Zhenxin was tricked by his boss into leaving his house. As a result he was also arrested and sent to the same place as Mr. Huang Keming.

    Telephone numbers of relevant personnel in Wuhan University:

    Gu Hailiang, Party Secretary: 86-27-68752602 or 86-27-68756500 (Office), 86-13871155871 (Cell)

    Liu Jingna, Principal: 86-27-68756502 (Office), 86-13907152672 (Cell)

    Chen Zhaofang, Routine Vice-principal: 86-27-68756506 (Office), 86-27-68762551 (Home), 86-13807191758 (Cell)

    Luo Yuting, Party Vice-secretary in charge of 610 works: 86-27-68756936 (Office), 86-27-68762894 (Home)

    Liu Chunjiang, Party Assistant Director: 86-27 68752177 (Office), 86-27-87654928 (Home)

    Chen Jiyong, Business Institute Dean: 86-27-68764202 (Office)

    You Chuanming, Party Secretary: 86-27-68754562 (Office), 86-27-68773424 (Home), 86-13307133477 (Cell)

    Zhou Zhaohua, Mathematical and Statistical Institute Party Secretary: 86-27-68752966 (Office), 86-27-68764263 (Home), 86-13807174554 (Cell)

    Chen Hua, Dean: 86-27-68752957 (Office), 86-27-68764409 (Home), 86-13607154510 (Cell)

    19. [Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] Ms. Liang Zihui Is Given an Unjust Trial

    Ms. Liang Zihui of Guangzhou City was illegally arrested before the Chinese New Year and sent to Tianhe District Detention Center. On June 8, 2005, at around 8:30 in the morning, she was put on trial with no evidence and no one to represent her.

    20. [Macheng City, Hubei Province] Ms. Liu Lianhua Is Arrested

    Ms. Liu Lianhua was working in the Macheng City Hospital of Chinese Medicine. The local police for unknown reasons arrested her while she was in her home.

    21. [Dongliao County, Jilin Province] Ms. Zhen Fengying Is Severely Tortured for Appealing in Beijing in 2000

    Ms. Zhen Fengying, 44, lives in Group 7, Xinnong Village, Quantai Township, Dongliao County. On May 3, 2000, she went to Beijing to appeal on behalf of Falun Gong and illegally arrested and detained by local government officials in the Dongliao Township Police Department Political Security Section. Police officers Chen Lin and Li Jing often tortured and persecuted her. There were bruises all over her body. She was detained for one month. Her family paid a bribe of 1000 yuan to get her released.

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    Brief News from China - June 18, 2005

    1. [Jilin City] Mr. Shang Chunguang Arrested

    At around 7:00 a.m. on June 16, 2005, a few officers from the Guchuan Police Department, Longtan Division, Jilin City Police Station, broke into Mr. Shang Chunguang's house to arrest him. Mr. Shang refused to cooperate. At around 10:50 a.m., six to seven policemen from the Guchuan Police Department arrested Mr. Shang and are currently detaining him in the Jilin Detention Center.

    Phone numbers of relevant departments:

    Guchuan Police Department, Longtan Division, Jilin City Police Station: 86-432-3909292

    Jilin City Longtan Division: 86-432-3039658

    Police Dispatch Department: 86-432-3038715

    Fax: 86-432-3067720, 86-432-2193057, 86-432-3418617, 86-432-2193058

    Bureau Chief Wang Yi: 86-432-3037105 (Office), 86-432-2024868 (Home)

    Judiciary Committee Member Li Yulin: 86-432-3039853 (Office), 86-432-2579011 (Home)

    Deputy Bureau Chief Sun Wei: 86-432-3039860 (Office)

    Deputy Bureau Chief Hao Zhuang: 86-432-3039647 (Office), 86-432-2443666 (Home), 86-13904404438 (Cell)

    Political Department Head Bei Shaoguang: 86-432-3418331 (Office), 86-432-2563399 (Home)

    2. [Rongcheng City, Shandong Province] Police Arrest Mr. He Lianguang

    Police from the Shidao Police Division arrested practitioner Mr. He Lianguang from Jiekao Village, Rongcheng City, on June 3, 2005, when he was going to work. They are detaining him in the Rongcheng Detention Center.

    Someone reported to the police when Rongcheng City practitioners Ms. Yu Guihua and Ms. Bi Xinfang were taking a walk around 8:00 p.m. on June 16, 2005. Local officers from the Taoyuan Frontier Security office arrested them and sent them to Shidao Frontier Security Station.

    Relevant phone numbers:

    Taoyuan Frontier Security: 86-631-7374774
    Shidao Frontier Security Station Office: 86-631-7382409
    Shidao Police Division: 86-631-7376554
    Jiekou Village Committee: 86-631-7382482

    3. [Hubei Province] Nine People Including Mr. Liao Yuanhua Are Unconstitutionally Detained

    Police officers from Wu Xue City arrested Mr. Liao Yuanhua, Ms. Shi Liping, Mr. Yu Jimin, Mr. Yu Tiejun, Ms. Yu Chunhong, Mr. Lan Guowen, Mr. Chen Xianhua, Mr. Zhu Jianxun, and Ms. Wu Yaqin because they revealed details of Shayangfanjiatai Prison's torture of Mr. Liao Yuanhua and sent photos overseas. We have learned that these practitioners have been enduring brainwashing classes and cruel mental torture.

    According to the Republic of China Criminal Law number 124 (edited), "Custody investigation shouldn't exceed two months." The police have detained Mr. Zhu Jianxun for over half a year, and they have detained Mr. Liao Yuanhjua for close to nine months.

    4. [Urumqi, Xinjiang] Mr. Liu Zhongxiang and His Wife Are Arrested

    Between 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., National Security agent Yang Tao and thugs from the Xin District in Urumqi followed Ms. Zhang Cuiling, who had just been released from the East Gobi Labor Camp, to Mr. Liu Zhongxiang's house near the Liyu Mountain area. Mr. Liu Zhongxiang and his wife Liu Xiaoru were giving Ms. Zhang Cuiling some Falun Gong materials when Yang Tao and the thugs rushed out of their car, seized the materials and beat Mr. Liu Zhongxiang. They arrested Mr. Liu Zhongxiang, Ms. Liu Xiaoru and Ms. Zhang Cuiling. Ms. Liu Xiaoru was released that afternoon, but we do not know her whereabouts. They are still detaining Mr. Liu Zhongxiang in the Xishan Detention Center.

    Relevant phone numbers:

    Xin City District Police Division: 86-991-3838556

    Bureau Chief Office: 86-991-3835139

    Deputy Bureau Chief Office: 86-991-3822718, 86-991-3813682, 86-991-3838734

    Xishan Detention Center: 86-991-4522725

    5. [Guanghan City, Sichuan Province] Ms. Chen Daoxiu Arrested

    On June 6, 2005, Guanghan police officers once again arrested the 51-year-old Ms. Chen Daoxiu of Huashi Street, Guanghan City, from her store. The police also ransacked her store.

    Guanghan City Hall Office: 86-838-5222467; Email:

    Mayor's website:

    Guanghan People's Court Director Shi Xiaoli: 86-838-5222262 Fax: 86-838-5222262
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    6. [Lianyuanyang City, Hunan Province] Mr. Tong Dingqing of Zhenquanhe Village Arrested

    On June 11 2005, during the Dragon Boat Festival, the police arrested Mr. Tong Dingqin of Zhenquanhe Village, Lianyuanyang City, from his home. At this time the police are prohibiting the family from visiting.

    7. [Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province] Police Arrest Ms. Han Shuyun

    On June 16, 2005, the railroad security officers of Shanhaiguan Train Station searched Ms. Han Shuyun of the Nuerhe Sewing Factory, Jinzhou City. They took two Falun Gong books. The Nuerhe Police Station sent her back to Jinzhou City's First Detention Center that same day.

    Relevant phone numbers:

    Nuerhe Police Station director: 86-13604966277 (cell)

    Nuerhe Police Station Duty Room: 86-416-5139243

    8. [Liaoning, Fushun] Police Arrest Mr. Gexin

    Around 10:00 a.m. on May 9, 2005, when Mr. Gexin was selling goods in front of Wushun City South Station, a few policemen arrested him. Currently his whereabouts are unknown.

    9. [Inner Mongolia] Mr. Zhou Hongwen Unconstitutionally Sentenced to Three Years of Forced Labor for Demanding the Return of His Bail

    After the 2005 Chinese New Year, Mr. Zhou Hongwen from Chaihe Town, Zhalantun City, Inner Mongolia, went to the local 610 Office to seek the return of the 5,000 yuan that the 610 Office had extorted from him three years ago for practicing Falun Gong openly. The city national security group leader Zhang Yong and fellow officers, instead of returning the money, detained Mr. Zhou Hongwen. They came up with criminal offenses and sentenced Zhou Hongwen to three years of forced labor at the Tumo Forced Labor Camp in Zhalaiteqi, Inner Mongolia.

    10. [Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] Ms. Xian Mingzhen of the Longquan District Is Arrested

    Ms. Xian Mingzhen from the Longquan District, Chengdu City was arrested on June 10, 2005.

    Relevant departments:

    Resident Committee Secretary, Pingjiang Village, Hangtian District: 86-28-84807769

    Beigandao Police Station, Longquan Town

    Longquan District 610 Office Secretary He Xiwen, Director Li Hao

    11. [Shandong] Wendeng City and Haiyang City 610 Office Agents Arrest Practitioners

    On May 17, 2005, around 7:00 pm, Wendeng City police, led by Xiang Hongpin, unlawfully entered Mr. Du Kesong's house in Shihuiyao Village, Songcun Town, Wendeng City. Because Mr. Du Kesong wasn't present, they arrested his wife Ms. Zhou Chengqing and took all the valuable belongings from their house. Ms. Zhou Chengqing managed to leave the detention center on May 28 with dignity. Later, the police arrested Mr. Du Kesong in the Wendeng Center Hospital. His current whereabouts are unknown.

    On the same day, the police also arrested Ms. Song Xiuyan of Caobu Village, Songcun Town. She still has an infant at home that needs to be nursed.

    On May 15, many practitioners from Haiyang City were arrested. Among them was Mr. Zhang Xianjun, an employee of Haiyang Train Station.

    12. [Guizhou] Mr. Wu Botong and His Wife Pan Yingmei Are Detained in Zhenfeng County Detention Center

    Mr. Wu Botong, 73 years old, and Ms. Pan Yingmei of Anshun, Guizhou, went to Zhenfeng County to clarify the truth. The police arrested, detained, and tortured them in Zhenfeng County Detention Center. They have been sent to Zhongba Forced Labor Camp. In the past they were forced to attend brainwashing classes numerous times.

    Zhenfeng Police Station: 86-859-6610202

    Zhenfeng Detention Center: 86-859-6610933

    13. [Hebei] Baoding Normal Junior College Student Ms. Bu Li Is Arrested

    Ms. Bu Li, a 2004 student in geography education from Baoding Teacher's College, was handing out Falun Gong materials in Hebei Beida University on May 23, 2005. Someone reported her to the police, and she was arrested. She is being held at the Baoding Brainwashing Center, where she has been for over a month.

    Security Department, Beishi District Police Division, Baoding City: 86-312-2025241

    Third Division, Baiding City Police Station: 86-312-3027039

    14. [Yiyang City, Hunan Province] Ms. Liu Yuwei Missing for Days

    Yiyang City practitioner Ms. Liu Yuwei, around 30 years old, was unlawfully sent to Baima Forced Labor Camp in Zhuzhou in the past. When she came out, her husband, blinded by the Communist Party's lies, often beat and verbally abused her. On March 2004, after she was forced to divorce, she left home and began moving from place to place to avoid the persecution. On June 8, 2005, someone saw her in Changsha. Since then no one knows her whereabouts.

    15. [Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Police from Hepin Police Department, Dongli Division, Broke in to Make Arrests

    Two officers from the Hepin Police Department, Dongli Division, Harbin City, broke into Yu Qinghua's house at around 8:00 a.m. on June 15, 2005. There was a guest at Yu Qinghua's house. The police wanted to arrest both of them, but the guest refused. The police later sent three more people, who put the practitioners into the car and took them to Dongli Division. Yu Qinghua's friend was rescued the next day.

    16. [Heilongjiang] Ms. Li Peiqin of the Great Xingan Mountains Arrested

    Ms. Li Peiqin, 55 years old, of the Great Xingan Mountains, started practicing Falun Gong in 1996. Before the practice she had genetic cardiac diseases, high blood pressure and rheumatism. All these were cured after she started practicing. In March 2002, she was sentenced to two years in a forced labor camp in Shanghai.

    In November 2004, as she was clarifying the truth in Jiagedaqi in the Great Xingan Mountains, someone reported her to the police. She was sentenced to three years in prison with four years probation.

    On May 29, 2005, officers from the Jiading Police Station and the Shanghai Police Station went to her house. They deceived her and took her away. Currently she is being held and tortured in the detention center of Jiading Division.

    Ren Shuming (who participated in the arrest): 86-13391097233 (Cell)

    17. [Shanghai] Ms. Gu Jihong of the Putuo District Is Arrested

    Ms. Gu Jihong of the Ganquan Area in the Putuo District was once sentenced to three years of prison for mailing materials clarifying the truth about Falun Gong. During her three years in Songjiang Women's Prison, she was tortured physically and mentally. She was sent to brainwashing classes as well. She left the prison in 2003.

    On June 14, 2005, she was giving out materials clarifying the truth about Falun Gong. Putuo District police arrested her and ransacked her house. Now she is being held in the Putuo District Detention Center.

    18. [Liaoning, Huludao] Ms. Wan Zhongmei Is Undergoing a Hunger Strike to Protest the Extension of Her Term in Masanjia

    Ms. Wan Zhongmei, 33 years old, is from Xnichang, Huludao. She was sentenced to forced labor for three years in 2002. Her sentence ended in June 2005, but Masanjia Forced Labor Camp authorities extended her term and refused to let her go. Now Ms. Wan Zhongmei is undergoing a hunger strike. They have put her on an intravenous drip and have refused to let her family visit her.

    Ms. Wan Zhongmei was previously sentenced to 18 months of forced labor.

    19. [Henan] Ms. Zhang Qing from Machinery Manufacturing Factory, Zhengzhou City, Is Arrested.

    The police from National Security Group One, Division 27, arrested Ms. Zhang Qing of the Machinery Manufacturing Factory, Zhengzhou City when she was working on May 23, 2005. They detained her in Division 27 for 15 days. On the morning of June 7, they sent her to Baimiao Forced Labor Camp, Third Group, to continue to torture her.

    Cao Guoqing, leader of Group One, Division 27, National Security, office: 86-371-69627068

    June 17, 2005

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    Summary of Other Articles and News - June 24, 2005

    1. Eleven Falun Gong Practitioners Arrested by Officers from the Shouguang City 610 Office in Shandong Province

    On June 15, 2005, Falun Gong practitioners Wu Linyan and Sun Xinfeng from the Tianliu No. 2 High School were arrested and taken to the Weifang City 610 Office brainwashing class.

    On June 10, 2005, several personnel from the Shouguang City 610 Office arrested Mr. Yang Yufeng and his wife Ms. Yang Shifang and ransacked their home.

    On June 8, 2005, Falun Gong practitioners Zhao Huaxin and Zhao Hualing from Wenjia Street, Beifu Village, and Zhao Huabing from Taoliu Village were arrested and subjected to an illegal house search. They were transferred to a detention center on June 9.

    2. Six Practitioners from Jiutai City, Jilin Province Sentenced

    Ms. Li Jianying, born on April 5, 1959, is a Falun Gong practitioner from Huoshiling Street, Jiutai City, Jilin Province. She was sentenced to four years in prison. Ms. Li was earlier sentenced to one year in a forced labor camp on December 5, 2000. On November 29, 2003 she was detained. On December 18 the same year, she was arrested. Ms. Li was detained in the Jiutai City Detention Center on April 13, 2004.

    Ms. Hu Yawen, born on March 5, 1965, is a Falun Gong practitioner from Huoshiling Street, Jiutai City, Jilin Province. She was sentenced to five years in prison. On March 12, 2000, Ms. Hu was detained for 15 days for persisting in Falun Gong practice. On November 29, 2003 she was again detained and locked up in the Jiutai City Detention Center.

    Ms. Wang Li, born on October 29, 1952, is a Falun Gong practitioner from Yingcheng Street, Jiutai City, Jilin Province. Ms. Wang was sentenced to a four-year term and is now locked up in the Jiutai City Detention Center.

    Mr. Wang Xiufu, born on March 24, 1950, is a Falun Gong practitioner from Yingcheng Street, Jiutai City, Jilin Province. Mr. Wang was sentenced to three years in prison. On March 6, 2003 Mr. Wang was detained for 25 days for refusing to give up Falun Gong practice. On November 29, 2003, Mr. Wang was detained. In February of the same year Mr. Wang was arrested.

    Ms. Wang Yulan was born in Jiutai City on December 14, 1954, and a Falun Gong practitioner from Yingcheng Street, Jiutai City, Jilin Province. Ms. Wang was sentenced to three years in prison. On January 5, 2000, Ms. Wang was detained for 15 days. On November 29, 2003, Ms. Wang was sentenced.

    Ms. Wang Yan, born on February 17, 1975, was a Falun Gong practitioner from Huoshiling Street, Jiutai City, Jilin Province. Ms. Wang was sentenced to three years in prison. On November 29, 2003 Ms. Wang was detained and is now locked up in the Jiutai City Detention Center.

    3. Shi Zhimin, Persecuted More than Ten Times During the Past Several Years, is Again Sentenced

    Mr. Shi Zhimin, 70, is a Falun Gong practitioner from Langfang City, Hebei Province. Mr. Shi had been arrested, detained and locked up in forced labor camps more than ten times for clarifying the truth about Falun Gong. Mr. Shi was forced to become homeless for a long time to avoid being persecuted. In December 2004 Mr. Shi went to his hometown in Meng County, Henan Province to clarify the truth, and was locked up by the local people who were deceived by Jiang's regime. He is currently still locked up. We learned recently that Mr. Shi was sentenced to four years in prison. Officials from the Meng County Court in Henan Province are responsible. Mr. Shi's family learned that the older man kept holding hunger strikes and was thus very weak and unable to walk. He was eventually hospitalized. We have learned that the hospital sent out a notice of his critical condition to the court. However, the court authorities still refused to set him free.