The Facts of the Persecution of Falun Gong  -- May 31, 2007

Issued by Clearwisdom Net

  • Falun Dafa News Bulletin

  • Baimalong Forced Labor Camp in Hunan Province Responsible for the Arrests of Visitors to Practitioner Ms. Liu Dan

  • Ms. Qiu Shuangying Taken to the Tangxun Lake Brainwashing Center in Wuhan, Hubei Province

  • Falun Dafa News Bulletin

    May 31, 2007

    Monitoring the Falun Gong Human Rights Crisis in China --

    In what may be its most audacious Olympic act yet, the CCP's Ministry of Public Security has issued an incredible directive that lists 43 categories of unwanteds who are to be investigated and barred from the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the Falun Dafa INFORMATION Center has learned. Pariah groups include eerily vague "key individuals in ideological fields," "overseas hostile forces," "counter-revolutionary" figures, the Dalai Lama and all affiliates, members of "religious entities not sanctioned by the state" (e.g. Roman Catholics), "individuals who instigate discontentment toward the Chinese Communist Party through the Internet," and even certain types of "handicapped" persons.

    Members of Falun Gong would be barred, as would "family members of deceased persons" killed in "riots" -- a euphemism for events such as the Tiananmen Massacre -- and Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang province, which the regime brands "national separatists." Only at the very bottom of the directive does it identify "violent terrorists" and members of "illegal organizations" as targets for investigation and possible barring.

    To be investigated are foreign athletes, members of the media, Olympic staff members, referees, sponsors, dignitaries, and the International Olympic Committee itself, among others, to determine whether they fall into any of the 43 categories. If carried out, the directive would amount to an espionage effort of astounding proportions, and would fly in the face of international law.

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    On May 16, 2007, the Procuratorate and Health Bureau of China's Xinjiang Army Corps ordered Ms. Cao Aihua's family to cremate Cao's body, thereby erasing all hope for justice in the torture-related death.

    A native of Aksu city, Xinjiang province, Cao was arrested in August 2006 while passing out informational materials; sources indicate that the materials discussed the wave of withdrawals from the Chinese Communist Party, said to now be over 22 million. While in detention, Cao was tortured several times in an attempt to extract information from her as to the source of her materials. Cao reportedly refused.

    In November, Cao was sent to the Urumqi Women's Labor Camp. During a visit from her husband shortly after her arrival at the camp, Cao disclosed that she had been physically beaten by camp guards. On November 13, Cao's husband was notified that she was dead. Upon examining Cao's body, her husband discovered wounds on her back indicating bludgeoning. Since her death, Cao's family has been desperately seeking justice, going so far as to guard Cao's corpse in a frigid, rented room of a funeral parlor in northwestern China, all with the aim of preserving evidence that she was tortured to death.

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    CHINESE POLICE DESTROY SATELLITE DISHES recently reported that Chinese police in Henan province have been confiscating and destroying privately-installed satellite dishes used to view television broadcasts from abroad. Some twenty people, including elderly residents, were arrested for arguing with the police over the dishes' removal.

    "Satellite dishes for homes have quietly spread throughout China," the report says. "People can buy them for only about $25 [U.S.] and can receive several dozen TV channels, including overseas stations. The Chinese people have become annoyed and bored watching [state-run] CCTV news and all the false reports everywhere inside China and listening to the propaganda..."

    Full story: /emh/articles/2007/5/15/85643.html

    The Epoch Times, May 26, 2007 �" "China's Minister of Information Industry, Mr. Wang Xudong, while accompanying Chinese Vice Premier Ms. Wu Yi on an official trip to Washington, was sued Friday morning by Falun Gong [practitioners] for major violations of human rights... Attorney Terri Marsh said that they filed a lawsuit against Wang for major violations of human rights [committed while serving] as the Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party's Hebei Province Committee between June 2000 and November 2002...[Under Wang,] Hebei became one of the provinces with the worst records of human rights violations against Falun Gong adherents. After Wang became the Minister of Information Industry, he continued to push the CCP's policy of persecuting Falun Gong via telecommunications technology, such as phone tapping, audio recording, mobility tracking, monitoring the Internet, etc."

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    On Monday, May 28, 2007, visiting Chinese Commerce Minister Mr. Bo Xilai was served with a civil lawsuit at the Westin Hotel in Ottawa for torture and crimes against humanity. Bo is widely regarded as a key figure in the Chinese Communist Party's brutal campaign to "eradicate" Falun Gong. While Bo was Governor of Liaoning Province, hundreds of Falun Gong practitioners were tortured to death, with thousands more suffering severe torture and abuse in labor camps and detention facilities throughout the province. Recent reports from former Canadian MP and Secretary of State (Asia-Pacific) David Kilgour and human rights attorney David Matas show substantial evidence of large-scale organ seizures from murdered Falun Gong practitioners in Liaoning province. (report)

    Ms. Lingdi Zhang, whose father had been tortured in a Chinese labor camp, personally served Bo with the lawsuit in the elevator of the Westin Hotel after he returned from a meeting at Canada's Foreign Affairs office.

    FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE Falun Dafa INFORMATION CENTER- Contacts: Gail Rachlin 917-757-9780, Levi Browde 646-415-0998, Erping Zhang 646-533-6147, or Joel Chipkar 416-709-8678. Email:, Website:

    Baimalong Forced Labor Camp in Hunan Province Responsible for the Arrests of Visitors to Ms. Liu Dan

    On May 16, 2007, four people attempted to visit illegally detained prisoner Ms. Liu Dan at the Zhuzhou City Baimalong Forced Labor Camp. They were: Mao Xiangtao (Ms. Liu's mother), Tang Fengying (Ms. Liu's mother-in-law), Xu Sanxi (Ms. Liu's sister-in-law), and a friend from Yueyang City, Hunan Province.

    A guard working at the camp refused to let them visit that day, because they had seen Ms. Liu the previous week. The relatives argued but were referred to the head of the camp. Xu Sanxi went upstairs to find the person in charge. The official had a terrible attitude and accused Liu Dan's relatives of finding people to destroy and expose Majialong Forced Labor Camp. He used this as an excuse to refuse to let them visit. He ordered the guards to drag Xu Sanxi downstairs. Mao Xiangtao, Tang Fengying, and Liu's friend were taken to the reception room. The Shifeng District Police Station in Zhuzhou City was called to take Liu's four relatives and friend away because they had no identification. Mao Xiangtao was detained for five days. Tang Fengying and Liu's friend were each jailed for ten days.

    Ms. Liu Dan, also know as Liu Meiling, is a practitioner from the Luowang Potanic Garden in Luoyang City, Hunan Province. She went to Beijing to clarify the truth and appeal on behalf of Falun Gong in mid-December 1999. She trusted the government to do what was right, but she was sent to Hubin Detention Center in Yueyang City for one month and charged 600 yuan for living expenses. Ms. Liu went to Beijing to appeal and clarify the truth again on January 8, 2000. She was taken to the Yueyang City Detention Center and held there for more than a month. She was then transferred to another detention center for more than 20 days. After protesting the persecution by holding a hunger strike, she was finally released but charged hundreds of yuan for living expenses.

    On December 27, 2000, Liu Dan went to appeal in Beijing again. She was detained at the Beijing Yueyang Hotel. Two police officers trampled her face with their shoes and then gave her a terrible beating. One officer said, "You were gently treated today, because you look like a child. Otherwise you would be totally crushed." Ms. Liu was taken to the Linxiang County Detention Center several days later. She was illegally sentenced to one-and-a-half-years in a forced labor camp and released in mid-October 2002.

    Ms. Liu Dan married Zhou Yongbing in January 2004. They were illegally arrested while preparing business supplies and clarifying the truth in late May. She was sentenced to three years and Zhou to two-and-a-half years of forced labor.

    Ms. Liu Dan was brutally tortured by the guards because she wouldn't wear a tag or stand when ordered. She was handcuffed with her hands behind her back and deprived of sleep while handcuffed to the window frame for days. Her legs swelled terribly and she was not allowed to use the restroom. The guards assigned drug addict inmates to scrub her body with toilet brushes in the shower, inflicting bloody scratches all over her skin. They used inhumane torture in an attempt to "transform" her. They shocked her with electric batons, beat her with sticks, poked her with needles, force-fed her, forced her to stand for long periods of time, and deprived her of restroom use, among other things.

    Mr. Zhou Yingbing, Liu Dan's husband, was also brutally tortured at Xinkaipu Forced Labor Camp in Changsha City. He was burnt with cigarettes, bound with ropes, and given toxic injections that destroy the central nervous system. As a result, Zhou Yongbing developed mental disorders.

    Mr. Zhou was sent home to Yueyang City by the director of the forced labor camp on October 19, 2006. Zhou Yongbing could then read Falun Gong books and do the exercises under the care of his family. He has now totally recovered. His story again details the wonders of Falun Gong.

    Ms. Qiu Shuangying Taken to the Tangxun Lake Brainwashing Center in Wuhan, Hubei Province

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

    On May 15, 2007, at 4 o'clock in the afternoon, three police officers, including Deng Guobin and Yu Meng from Yunmeng County National Security Group, went to the clothing shop in Yunmeng County where practitioner Ms. Qiu Shuangying works and took her away.

    These police officers savagely beat Qiu Shuangying in front of bystanders. They then called over 10 more officers and took her to Yunmeng Detention Center. At 8 o'clock in the evening, Ms. Qiu's home was broken into and searched. Her computer and other belongings worth over 10,000 yuan were confiscated.

    Ms. Qiu went on a hunger strike in the detention center and was inhumanly force-fed on the sixth day of her hunger strike. On the afternoon of May 21, 2007, they took her to Tangxun Lake Brainwashing Center in Hubei Province.