|December 1, 1999, China
In November, Falun Gong practitioner in Huai-an County, Zhang Zheng-gang, learned that Falun Gong practitioner from Lian-shui County, Sun Ying-chun, was escorted back from Beijing. Mr. Zhang then wrote a letter to the Huai-yin City Government explaining that Falun Dafa is a righteous cultivation way and claiming that he supports the action of Sun Ying-chun. Meantime, he also wrote a letter to the central leaderships requesting them to return justice to Falun Gong.
On the morning of November 24, the public security of Huai-an City ransacked Zhang Zheng-gang's home. Later Zhang Zheng-gang was taken to the department of public security. On his way to the department of public security, Zhang Zheng-gang recited "Lun Yu" (the preface of Zhuan Falun) in the police car; then his face was slapped for six times by a police officer. When they arrived at the department of public security, the police threw him onto the ground, which caused an extreme pain in Mr. Zhang's back.
When Mr. Zhang was interrogated, he insisted that Falun Dafa is righteous. When he was questioned about some telephone numbers the police had found at his home and his relationship with Sun Ying-chun, he refused to answer. The police officers thus took turns to beat him. The interrogation lasted for a whole day. On that night, he was transferred to a hotel and detained there for three days. Mr. Zhang refused to take any food and water during these three days. He insisted that: 1, Falun Dafa is righteous; 2, He has the right to write to the central leaderships to report the facts and to defend Falun Dafa; 3, He will continue to practice Falun Dafa, even if he would be imprisoned for this. On the night of the third day, the police sent him back and he became under home arrest.
On November 24, Zhang Zheng-gang's wife, Zhang Zhao-yun, who is also a Falun Gong practitioner, was intercepted by police from the local Chengxi police station on her way home. She was pushed to the ground by some policemen. She thus sat on the ground in the meditation position. The police thus took a picture of her and then took her to the police station.
On November 25, Zhang Zhao-yuan was detained with the accusation of "disturbing the implementation of law by practicing Falun Gong on the street". She was detained in the Huai-an detention center and forced to do hard labor. Zhang Zhao-yun claimed that she would continue to practice Falun Dafa.
Currently, Sun Ying-chun has already been officially arrested. And this news had been posted on the Lian-shui newspaper.
December 5, 1999The Chinese government's crackdown on Falun Gong has been escalating. The head of a factory told a Falun Gong practitioner in his factory that anyone could be arrested if he/she practice Falun Gong exercises in public areas for more than three times.
December 6, 1999
Many Falun Gong practitioners from An-hui province have gone to Beijing to appeal. Although they learned that the first group of practitioners who went to Beijing had already been arrested, several more groups of practitioners still went to Beijing at the beginning of December. So far, those practitioners who had been escorted back from Beijing are under custody. Now all practitioners who are employed are suspended from their jobs and are forced to accept the "transformation" education.
December 6, 1999
In Qinghua University, several dozens of practitioners stood out to appeal for Falun Dafa. The university thus ordered them to withdraw from school or persuade them to quit school.
In the Chinese Academy of Science, about 8 graduate students stood out to appeal for Falun Dafa. They were then detained as "criminal suspects". They are PhD Student Cao Kai from the Institute of Developmental Biology, graduate students Chen Kai-qu and Li Xiao-dong from the Institute of Mathematics, graduate students Hong Wei and Zhou Li from the Institute of Microbiology, PhD students Yuan Xiao-fan and Meng Jun from the Ecology Center, PhD student Yan Xiaohua from the Institute of Animals. Yan Xiaohua has been dismissed. Cao Kai has been detained twice, and he was named as the most problematic Falun Gong member. He is now suspended from his research.
The Chinese Academy of Science adopted the policy of punishing only few and intensely "educating" dozens of graduate students and PhD students who are determined about Falun Dafa. This "education", however, made them even more determined about Falun Dafa. They claimed that they would continue to practice Falun Dafa in an open and dignified way.