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8.1.66 Chongqing Falun Gong contact person was charged

Message received: November 3, 1999 from Associated Press


1. Gu Zhiyou, female, from southwestern Chongqing
2. Cui Weirui, female, from the eastern part of Qingdao

Location of incident: Chongqing, Qingdao, China


According to Associated Press (November 3):

Gu Zhiyi (in fact, the name should be Gu Zhiyou) from southwestern Chongqing and Cui Weirui from the eastern port of Qingdao -- were charged in their home-towns, the Hong Kong-based Information Center of Human Rights and Democratic Movement in China said. Gu faces charges of organizing demonstrations, and Cui is accused of getting Falun Gong members to travel to Beijing.

The Hong Kong-based human rights center also reported that China’s top prosecutors agency issued nationwide orders Tuesday to quickly detain and charge ``backbone members’’ of the group.

8.1.67 Five women sent to a labor camp in Shijiazhuang

Message received: November 3, 1999


1. Zhou Ximeng, female. She was born on May 7th 1965, and graduated from Chongqing Architectural Industrial Institute. She was the president of Shijiazhuang Tianming Architecture and Decoration Company in Shijiazhuang City, Hebei province, China. She was the key contact person at the Shijiazhuang Falun Dafa assistant center
2. Qiu Liying, female, from Shijiazhang
3. Wu Huiqin, female, from Shijiazhang
4. Dang Lanfeng, female, from Shijiazhang
5. Bai Yuzhi, female, from Shijiazhang City

Location of incident: Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, China


Nine practitioners including those five females were sentenced to a labor camp because they are Falun Gong practitioners. Some of them have been to Beijing to appeal.

8.1.68 A female practitioner was beaten up and her arm was broken

Message received: November 2, 1999

Victim: Xiang Jinying, female, 28, Haiyan County, Zhejiang Province

Location of incident: Beijing, China


Below is her own Description:

“On October 25 when I went to Beijing to appeal, I was beaten by the police. My left upper arm was broken." 

Xiang Jinying’s left arm was broken when she was tortured by police. 

X-ray picture of Xiang Jinying’s broken arm. Doctor’s diagnostics (Brief translation: “The middle part of the upper arm has inclined fracture.")

“On October 25, 3 of us went to Tiananmen Square to appeal. On the Square we were questioned by police without any reason. They asked us whether we were Falun Gong practitioners or not. We said “Yes!”. Therefore, we were sent to a nearby police station which already held 50 to 60 practitioners. We only answered with “we are Falun Gong practitioners” when we regis-tered. The police dragged a dozen of us out and hand-cuffed us (one hand goes back from the shoulder, the other hand goes back from the waist, which is an extremely painful way of being handcuffed). The police also made us kneel down on the ground and bumped our heads against the wall. A policeman even dragged my arm with force although I was handcuffed. Suddenly, my arm broke with a crack. Cool sweat emitted from my forehead because of the pain. I endured the pain silently. About 15 minutes later, the policeman realized something was wrong with me. He thus took my handcuffs off. He even moved my arm to see whether I was lying to him. He thought it might be dislocated. He had tried to re-locate it several times but failed eventually. “

“Later we were sent to a courtyard in Beijing in a truck. After we got off the truck, we were interrogated. We were then sent back to the truck after the interrogation. During the interrogation, we would be beaten if we answered that we were Falun Gong practitioners. We had gotten off the truck, been interrogated, and then been sent back to the truck two times. Later we were stripped and searched. We were sent to the detention center at 1 o’clock on October 26. My arm was found to have been severely injured. In the morning of October 26, a doctor came to examine my arm. When he asked my name, I answered with “I am a Falun Gong practitioner”. He then refused to examine my arm. On October 27, the police took me to the hospital to take an x-ray. The doctor was surprised to find that my upper arm was broken. During the morning of October 30, they again took me to the hospital. Several doctors held group consultations and decided to do a big operation on me. I refused to do that. They thus put my arm in splints and took another X-ray picture. It looked normal after the rectification. The police took the two different x-ray pictures back. The same afternoon, they interrogated me again and allowed me to go home. I was sent to a motel by the Haiyan Police Department. Later I escaped. Now I am wandering all over the country.”

8.1.69 A woman was thrown into jail for telling the world the truth

Victim: Liang Qing, female, Dalian, Liaoning Province.

Location of incident: Dalian, Liaoning Province, China


Below is the description by Liang Qing ‘s mother:

“My family lives in Dalian. My daughter Liang Qing was arrested at the end of October because she practices Falun Gong. She was directly thrown into jail (not detention center) under the accusation of ‘leaking state secrets’. I cannot accept this fact. My daughter is not a state official. She has no way to access state secrets. How could she leak the state secrets? My daughter is only a common Falun Gong practitioner, instead of a contact person of Falun Gong. She was thrown into jail for some groundless accusations only because she refuses to give up her belief. Is that true that all Falun Gong practitioners can be arrested at will and then sentenced with some groundless accusations?

I dare not to imagine what kind of inhumane torture my young and naïve daughter has suffered. I appeal to all the kind-hearted people in the world to pay attention to the Falun Gong crisis in China. Please help to save my daughter. “

8.1.70 A sixty-year old woman tortured by 24 types of torture devices

Message received: November 1, 1999

Victim: Gu Zhiyi, female, 60 years of age, a teacher in Chongqing Tax School, Sichuan Province.

Location of incident: Chongqing, Sichuan Province.


Gu Zhiyi was arrested on July 19th. In jail, she suffered from 24 types of inhumane torture devices, including the “Tiger Stool” (lash thighs on a bench and then bend the legs to the opposite direction by adding bricks under the heels), piercing through the fingers with sharp bamboo sticks, electric chair, and electric shocks between the head and anus, etc. She is still in custody.

8.1.71 A female practitioner’s body was cremated in a rush

Victim: Dong Buyun, female, 36 years of age, a teacher of Xiyanchi Elementary School, Lanshan District, Linyi City, Shandong Province.

Location of incident: Lanshan District, Linyi, Shandong Province, China


Dong Buyun went to Beijing to appeal on July 20, 1999. Later she was arrested in Beijing and was escorted back by the police of Lanshan District on September 20. She was then under the custody of the school. It was said that she was detained in an office on the second floor and was not allowed to go home. The guard watched her day and night.

She was required to watch TV and learn the policy on Falun Gong issued by the central government. She was also required to write a pledge of giving up Falun Gong, etc. She declared with determination that the propaganda on TV was all fabricated, and they were vicious slanders on Mr. Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Gong. She also refused to write the pledge. Instead, she wrote a letter of resignation. She would rather give up her job than give up Falun Gong. On the second day, it was said that she jumped out of the building and was killed at midnight. Her body was quickly cremated before noon.

8.1.72 A female from Tsinghua University and her husband were arrested in Beijing

Message received: October 30, 1999

Victim: Zhang Wenfang, female, working in the Biology section of Ziguang Group of Tsinghua University, Beijing.

Location of incident: Beijing, China


On October 29, 1999, Ms.Zhang and her husband, Cao Kai, a Ph.D. student at the China Academy of Science were detained when appealing to the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress.

8.1.73 Four female practitioners were detained without legal procedures


1. Lu Chunyun, female , Liaoyuan, Jilin Province
2. Yu Chunning, female, about 30, Liaoyuan, Jilin Province
3. Ding Xiaoxia, female , an English teacher of No. 1 Middle School, Liaoyuan , Jilin Province
4. Li Shulan, Female, about 50, a retired teacher of No. 1 Middle School, Liaoyuan, Jilin Province

Location of incident: Changchun City, Jilin Province, China


They are being detained in the women’s jail of Changchun City. The family members of one of those practitioners said that they didn’t receive any legal formalities. It was said that about 30 practitioners from other areas of Jilin Province are also being detained in that jail.

8.1.74 More female Falun Gong practitioners were put into a labor camp

Message received: October 27, 1999

Victims: Ding Xiaoxia and 10 other Falun Gong practitioners in Liaoyuan, Jilin Province


Falun Gong practitioners who have traveled from Jilin, Liaoyuan to Beijing to appeal to the government were detained and fined. Ding Xiaoxia, an outstanding high school teacher, was sentenced to a year in a labor camp along with more than 10 other practitioners.

8.1.75 Both wife and husband were detained without any legal formality

Message received: October 26, 1999

Victim: Li Yanzhi, female, Fangshan County, Beijing

Location of incident: Fangshan County, Beijing, China


Li Yangzhi and her husband, Wang Yongxin, are Falun Gong practitioners in Fangshan County, Beijing. Because they have arranged for several practitioners who came from places outside of Beijing to live in their home, they were detained in the detention center in Fangshan County. It is possible that they will be detained for fifteen days. There was no legal formality when they were detained.

8.1.76 Insulted and threatened, a young student jumped out of a train and died

Message received: October 25, 1999

Victim: Chen Ying, female,18 years old, a student of Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province

Location of incident: On the train from Beijing to Heilongjiang Province


At the beginning of August, she was arrested in Beijing when she tried to appeal to the Chinese Central Government. She was deterred and sent back to Heilongjiang Province by policemen. During the trip from Beijing to Heilongjiang Province, she was insulted, beaten, and threatened by the policemen to such an extent that she jumped out of the moving train and died.

8.1.77 Pipe inserted from the nose into the stomach of a female Falun Gong practitioner

Message received: October 23, 1999

Victim: Chen Yajun, female, Ulumuqi, Xinjiang Autonomous Region

Location of incident: Beijing, China


Below is the description by her:

I was arrested along with 15 other practitioners from Jilin Province, Shenyang City, Shaanxi Province, Ningxia Province at 4:00pm on September 19, 1999 in an apartment in Beijing because we are Falun Gong practitioners. We were officially taken into custody by the Chaoyang branch of the Beijing Public Security Bureau early in the morning of September 20th. Before we were taken into prison, they body-searched us, forced us to take off all our clothes, and bend down, etc.

I started a hunger strike on September 20. Since I was imprisoned until the afternoon of September 24, my hands had been handcuffed to my back during that period of time. I was forced to stand 13-14 hours without any place to lean on and without a chance to go to a restroom. The prison official verbally and physically abused me. During the afternoon of September 25, 3 policemen forced me to lie on the ground, tore my mouth open and inserted pipes from my nose to my stomach and fed me through this tube. My nose began bleeding while I was struggling, and blood spread all over my clothes and on the wall. I started to eat on the 26th. I was sent home on September 29.

8.1.78 My neck became stiff and my face was swollen

Victim: Zhang Yanli, female, from Erfo Village, Lanjia Section, Nanli District, Huludao, Liaoning Province

Location of incident: Sanhe, Hebei Province, China


Below is the description by her:

During the afternoon of September 4, I went to Beijing with other practitioners to appeal and to present the truth of Falun Dafa to related government departments. As we stopped by Sanhe City of Hebei Province and prepared to check into hotels, the police took us to the police station at the transportation center for questioning. About half an hour later, 4 policemen came in. They slapped my face several times without even saying a word, and then asked me if I was a Falun Dafa practitioner. I said “yes”. Then the 4 policemen started to beat me. They pulled my hair and kicked me while beating me. Then they pulled me up; one stepped on my one foot, another policeman used a chair to crush my other foot, and then continued to beat me. They also pulled my hands upward over my back, and pushed my head down. They then slapped my face, searched my body, and used abusive language to curse at me. I asked, “Why do you beat me?” They said, “Because you are a practitioner of Falun Dafa, we can do whatever we want against you; we have the right to beat you.” Later I found out they were from the Public Security Bureau of Linghai City. They beat me for over two hours, then sent me to the Public Security Bureau in Sanhe City to continue their “questioning”. I was forced to kneel down for half an hour from the beginning. Then I was escorted to the detention center of the Sanhe City Public Security Bureau. At that time, 13 practitioners were detained there including me. During the next morning, when the Public Security Bureau of Nanli District of Huludao City sent a vehicle to bring us back, the detention center demanded 140 RMB from everyone for a so-called half a month detention fee. We were beaten again upon arriving at Nanli District Public Security Bureau, and were scheduled to be detained for 15 days under the accusation of “Disturbing Public Order”. On the 10th day, police came and asked us if we would continue our practice. After we said we would, they added 15 more days to our detention, and denounced us as taking part in an “Illegal Organization”. After such repetitive beating, my neck became stiff; my face was swollen, under-skin bleeding appeared on the inner side of both thighs and outside of my lower legs, and my shoulder had bumpy bruises. The swelling on my neck and face lasted for about 8 days. Only after a month did the pain from the scars on my legs start to alleviate.

8.1.79 Female practitioners were robbed and beaten in Beijing

Victim: Xing Shufang, female, home address: Dagang Oil Field, Zuanniu New Village 45-1-401, Tianjin

Location of incident: Beijing, China


Below is the description by her:

Before the ban on Falun Gong, some practitioners in my practice site had already been arrested. On July 22, we came to Beijing to appeal and were arrested the next day. We were detained in Fengtai Stadium. There were tens of thousands of Falun Gong practitioners there. The police beat and swore at practitioners at their will. They also forced us to stand in the burning sun. They did not give us water or food. They transferred us to our local police stations and detained us under the accusation of “disturbing social order”.

I was arrested again on September 3rd when I came to Beijing the second time. I was detained in Tiananmen Police Station for 24 hours. A practitioner from Handan City, Hebei Province, was beaten. His face became bruised. He was ordered to cry like a dog and he was denied access to toilets and water. In the end, the police station could not hold any more practitioners. We were then transferred to Changping Detention Center. Our fellow practitioners were robbed and taken outside by four policemen and were then beaten by them. They had injuries all over their bodies. We did not have any other choice but to start a hunger strike. The police thus sent some people to monitor us to check whether we were really on a hunger strike. After we started the hunger strike, we encouraged each other by reciting Master Li’s articles. After the police heard this, they again beat us up. They also let us stand in the sun. Many practitioners were not able to stand up because of the torture. Some lost consciousness. Later I was transferred back to Tianjin Dagang Oil Field Police Station.

8.1.80 A female student of Tsinghua University was arrested

Victim: Yao Yue, female, graduate student of Institute of Microelectronics, Tsinghua University, Beijing

Location of incident: Beijing, China


Below is the description by her husband:

On July 21, we went to appeal; nobody received us and we were sent to Fengtai Stadium by the police and were detained there for one day. The police wanted to send us back to our institute. We refused to go back. Then the police dragged us for about 50 meters. Our clothes were torn off and our arms were scratched and bleeding. Also, the police kicked my head. We were later sent back after being thrown onto the bus.

8.1.81 Police ransacked a 61 year old woman’s home

Victim: Chen Shuxian, female, 61, home address: 1, Judeli, Xicheng District, Beijing

Location of incident: Beijing, China


Below is the description by her:

On September 21, 1999, when I was practicing Falun Gong at home, police broke into my home and confiscated my audio tapes and cassette players used for my practice. I was then questioned in the police station.

8.1.82 Police beat a 56 year old woman and force her to give up her belief

Victim: Wang Yan, female, 56, home address: Liuweijiuzu, Fuzhen Street, Liaoyuan, Jilin Province

Location of incident: Fuzhen Police Station, Liaoyuan, Jilin Province, China


Below is a description of herself:

On July 21, I was intercepted by some policemen at the Liaoyuan Train Station while I was trying to go to Beijing to appeal. On the second day, I went to Beijing to appeal but I was caught by the policemen at Shanhaiguan City, and was detained there for a night. On July 23, I was first sent to Jinzhou City, and then Liaoyuan City, and detained in the Fuzhen Police Station. That night, the police ransacked my home, and took away many Falun Dafa materials. Later, they transferred me to the street office where they forced us to watch TV programs and newspapers full of fabricated slanders about Falun Dafa. They watched me closely, and tried to force me to write a statement to promise that I would give up Falun Gong and would not go to appeal again. I refused to do so. They thus beat me and swore at me. Under great pressure, I wrote the statement saying that I would not go to appeal again. They then tried to force me to write a pledge that I would give up Falun Gong. I refused to do it. They could not do anything to me. Later, I found another opportunity to go to Beijing to appeal.

8.1.83 Practitioners have to stay outside in the cold winter weather

Victim: Xu Wenjun, female, 40, from Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province

Location of incident: Beijing, China


Below is the description of herself:

At 8:00am on July 20, 1999, I went to visit a fellow practitioner named Wan Jing. As soon as I entered his home, I was detained there by the police without any reason. Later the police transferred me to Bayi Bridge Police Station and warned me not to practice Falun Gong. I said it was not against the law to practice Falun Gong. It is my personal freedom of belief. Falun Dafa makes me healthy. I refused them. They thus detained me until 11:30pm.

During the afternoon of July 22, after I watched the TV program that slandered Mr. Li Hongzhi and Falun Dafa, I went to Beijing that same night. On my way to Beijing, I was interrogated by the police.

In Beijing, the police did not allow us to appeal. In the hotel, when the attendant knew that we were Falun Gong practitioners, they would say, “Please go. The police have ordered us not to accept any Falun Gong practitioners. We will be fined and our license will be suspended if they find out.” We had to sleep on the grass in the country. We could be arrested anytime. When it was cold, I went to the country to find a place to stay. When the landlord found out that I was a Falun Gong practitioner, he said, “Please go. Now in our village, we are given a quota of 600 practitioners that we must catch. If they find you, I will be fined 2000 Yuan (US$ 250.00).”

8.1.84 Not only mother, but also child arrested and put into jail


1. Zhang Yumei, female, home address: Dongshen Dongfusantiao 13-3, Erdao District, Changchun, Jilin Province,
2. Han Xueyan, female, Changchun, Jilin Province,
3. Zhao Shuxia, female, Changchun, Jilin Province,
4. Zhao Xiaoxia, female, Changchun, Jilin Province.

Location of incident: Changchung, Jilin Province, China


Below is the description by Zhang Yumei:

I want to say something about the experience of some fellow practitioners around me. During the evening of September 23, 1999, some police went to the couple Shao Zhenkun and Han Xueyan’s home. The police asked them whether they would continue to practice Falun Gong. They said they would. Therefore, they were taken into custody by the police, leaving behind their 92-year-old mother.

During the evening of September 19, the police went to Zhao Xiaoxia’s home and took her into custody. She was not allowed to go home that night. The next day, she was thrown into jail and has not been released yet.

During the morning of September 25, the police went to Zhao Xiaoxia (mother) and Xu Yanggang’s (son) home. The police claimed that they were checking their identification cards, but actually they confiscated their ID cards. The next morning, Zhao Shuxia was arrested and her son was also arrested and taken away from his school.

8.1.85 A woman was arrested for copying Falun Gong materials

Victims: Wang Yajuan, female, 34, home address: Room 703, Changcheng Bldg 15, Shenzhen, Guangdong Province.

Location of incident: Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China


Below is the description by herself:

At 6:00pm of July 23rd when I was copying Falun Dafa materials in Xiyuan Hotel of Beijing, I was caught by a policeman in plain clothes and then taken to the hotel basement. I was interrogated until 4:00am the next morning. Later I was transferred to Shenzhen City’s Liaison Office in Beijing. On July 24th, I was escorted back to the Huali Police Station of Shenzhen City. The police forced me to write a pledge of giving up Falun Gong. They also ransacked my home at night and took away all the Falun Dafa books and materials. The police went to my workplace many times to put pressure on my supervisors. My company had no choice but suspend my work. The police and the residents’ committee often came to my home to disturb me. I have to go to Beijing to appeal. My 9-year-old child is left to a friend.

8.1.86 Seventeen students were refused registration by Tsinghua University, Beijing


1. Wang Lanlan, female, undergraduate student

(junior) of the Department of Precision Instruments and Mechanology in Tsinghua University, Beijing.

2. Jiang Yuxia, female, undergraduate student of the Department of Hydraulic and Hydropower Engineering in Tsinghua University, Beijing.

Location of incident: Beijing, China


Because these two students refused to give up Falun Gong, the university authority refused to register them. About 13 undergraduate students and 4 graduate students are not allowed to register because of practicing Falun Gong.

8.1.87 Five practitioners sent to a labor camp for one year without trial

Message received: October 21, 1999

Victim: Li Zhiling, female, 25, Changchun, Jilin Province, China

Location of incident: Changchun City, Jilin Province, China


According to Agence France News Agency, on October 21, a human rights group said on Thursday that five practitioners have been sent to a labor camp for one year without trial or notification of relatives. Below is the relevant content in the report.

BEIJING, October 21 (AFP) - Five practitioners of the banned Falun Gong sect have been sent to a labor camp for one year without trial or notification of relatives, a human rights group said Thursday. “I learned from radio and television that my daughter was arrested,” said the mother of Li Zhiling, 25, one of the five sentenced. “I still don’t know where she is.” The mother, who declined to give her name, said her daughter worked in a factory and refused to detach herself from the sect after she was arrested on July 23 and detained for two weeks. She and the other followers were again arrested on October 1.

8.1.88 Practitioner stripped, beaten, doused with cold water, and tortured with electric shock

Victim: Huang Xiuling, female, 52, retired worker of the Second Chemical Plant of Beijing 

Location of incident: Beijing, China


During the morning of September 9, 1999, on her way to the Central Committee Appeals Office, she was arrested by policemen, and then taken to Tiananmen Police Station. That evening, she was transferred to Majuqiao Police Station and was interrogated there. Then she was transferred to Qiaozhuang Detention Center that night.

In the Qiaozhuang Detention Center, the policemen checked her bag and asked her to turn in her Falun Dafa books, She refused. Then the officer sent her to No. 9 room of Cell 2, and ordered the prisoners to beat her up in order to force her to hand in her books. The prisoners wrestled with her arms and legs and punched and kicked her. They even stripped off her clothes. Finally they took the books away. During the night, Ms. Huang was beaten again because she practiced Falun Gong exercises.

On the second day, the head of the cell reported to the officer that Ms. Huang practiced the exercises at night. They then ordered her to recite the rules in jail. She refused. The officer thus used an electric club to shock her and also asked her whether she would continue to practice Falun Gong. She said yes. Then the officer punched her and then asked the other prisoners to strip her clothes off and pour cold water on her body.

On the third day, the officer asked Ms. Huang to recite the rules again. She still refused. Then the officer put handcuffs and shackles on her. The officer dragged her to every cell, and shocked her with the electric club to warn other prisoners. Ms. Huang was released after about 15 days,.

8.1.89 Two practitioners in Changchun sentenced to one year in a labor camp

Message received: October 20,1999


1. Wang Yuxiang
2. Sun Shufeng

Location of incident: Beijing


Wang Yuxiang and Sun Shufeng, who are a couple, went to Beijing to appeal in September. The police sent them back to Changchun before they could appeal. They were detained until October 8. On October 13, Wang Yuxiang was arrested again and was sentenced to one year of forced labor. On October 15, Sun Shufeng was also arrested and received the same sentence.

8.1.90 Falun gong practitioner continued hunger strike for 11 days

Message received: October 20, 1999


1. Liang Yening, female, Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province;
2. Qiu Liying, female, Shijiazhuang. an employee of the Shijiazhuang Oil Refinery Factory.

Photo of Qiu Liying.

Photo of Yening Liang and her baby

Location of incident: Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province, China


Shijiazhuang Falun Gong practitioners Liang Yening, Huang Wei and Zhang Jianzeng were detained by Shijiazhuang Police Department because they appealed to the central government about the issue of Falun Gong. They have been on a hunger strike for eight days. They started the hunger strike on October 13 when they were taken back by the local police from Beijing. Liang Yening and Huang Wei were in critical condition, but the Shijiazhuang Police Department still refuses to release them.

Liying Qiu was arrested in Beijing on September 8th when she was reading a handwritten copy of Mr. Li Hongzhi’s collection of poems at the Zizhuyuan Park. She was interrogated for one day and then at 11:00pm she was sent back to Shijiazhuang Detention Center. At 5:00am the next morning, she escaped from the detention center and went to Beijing again to appeal. On September 18th she was arrested in the Liuliqiao Police Station when she appealed at the State Council Appeals Office in Beijing. She and another 7 practitioners were later sent back to the City Police Department of Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province. Liying Qiu believes that there is nothing wrong for her to voice her concern to the Central Government as an individual citizen, she then started a hunger strike till September 28th for a total of 11 days. On September 28th 8:00pm, she was allowed to go home under house arrest after her family members guaranteed that she would not go to Beijing to appeal before October 5th. She said that on October 5th upon finishing serving her house arrest, she would go to Beijing to appeal again at the State Council Appeals Office.

On October 17th, Liying Qiu was sent back to Shijiazhuang from Beijing because of her appealing to central government again. In the last few days she was detained in a police station. But today she was transferred to some other place. Until now she has been on hunger a strike for four days. She has become very weak.

8.1.91 Hundreds of practitioners were beaten and tortured till half dead

Victim: Ding Yan, female, from Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province

Location of incident: Police stations around Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China


On the dawn of October 16, there were about 100 practitioners from all over the country watching the flag-raising ceremony in Tiananmen Square. After that, some policemen came over and asked whether they were Falun Gong practitioners. If they were, they would be taken away. The police took these practitioners to several police stations around Tiananmen Square. They then handcuffed the practitioners and beat them. Many practitioners were tortured till half dead. Ding Yan from Shijiazhuang was beaten till unconscious.

  8.1.92 Famale practitioners tortured in Shandong Province

Message received: October 18, 1999


1. Wang Cuiqin, female, from Liujia Village of Jinling County, Zhaoyuan
2. Yu Aiyun, female, from Yujia Village of Jinling County, Zhaoyuan
3. Fu Yingxia, female , from Daqinjia County, Zhaoyuan
4. Gao Yan, female, from Gaojialin, Nanyuan County, Zhaoyuan
5. Lu Chunna, female, from Wanjia of Daqinjia County, Zhaoyuan
6. Zhao Jinhua, female, 42 years old, from Zhangxing County, Zhaoyuan, was tortured to death (a detailed description about her is in the message on October 10)
7. Wang Haohong, female, from Zhangxing County, Zhaoyuan
8. Wang Fengnan, female, from Zhangxing County, Zhaoyuan
9. Zhan Keyun, female, from Zhangxing County, Zhaoyuan
10. Cao Zhiying, female, Daqinjia County, Zhaoyuan
11. Cao Zhiying’s niece, female, Daqinjia County, Zhaoyuan

Location of incident: Zhaoyuan, Shandong Province, China


Wang Cuiqin from Liujia Village of Jinling County: The local government officials detained her in a room. Two people stood behind her and beat her with rubber clubs. Two people stood in front of her and beat her. One of them slapped her face with a book, and the other whose last name is Zhuang beat her in the head frantically. She felt like her head was falling down. Her face became swollen from the violent beating. After they tortured her like this for about half an hour, they forced her to stand with her legs bent and with a cement road block on her shoulders. Whenever she moved, they would beat her severely. They tortured her like this for another half an hour.

Yu Aiyun from Yujia Village of Jinling County: During the evening of July 21, she and the other 4 Falun Gong practitioners were dragged to the residential area of local government officials. After verbally abusing practitioners, local officials and their family members, including the secretary of the Party Committee Zhuang Yuelin started to force practitioners to practice the exercises, saying that they would make practitioners practice as much as they want. First they ordered practitioners to raise their arms to the eyebrow height. Then they ordered them to bend both legs to 90 degrees and told them not to move. Then they started to punch and kick them. When these Falun Gong practitioners told them peacefully that the gesture described was not from Falun Gong, they said it was the “Falun Gong” they created themselves. When the Falun Gong practitioners refused to do the exercise in the manner demanded, brutal beatings ensued. They tortured them like this for about 20 minutes.

Fu Yingxia from Daqinjia County: She was forced to kneel on bricks with bricks under her armpits and with a wooden stick between her legs, until she lost her consciousness.

Gao Yan from Gaojialin of Nanyuan County: She was hung up with a rope and tortured. During the beatings, she lost her consciousness three times. After she lost consciousness, they poured cold water on her face to make her regain consciousness so that they could continue the torture.

Lu Chunna, from Wanjia of Daqinjia County: On October 5, she came back from Beijing and was severely injured from the torture by local government officials. She was then sent to a hospital for emergency treatment. She survived miraculously.

Cao Zhiying and her niece were tortured for a whole night by local government officials after they were taken back from Beijing. They almost died of the torture. Those who beat them also confiscated their money of 3,900 RMB.

8.1.93 A bank employee was arrested for practicing Falun Gong

Message received: October 16, 1999

Victim: Xu Yanfeng, female, an employee of the Bank of Huabei Medicine Factory in Shijiazhuang City, Hebei province, China

Location of incident: Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province, China


Xu Yanfeng, from the Bank of Huabei Medicine Factory in Shijiazhuang, was arrested by the police because she told the leaders in her workplace that she would continue to practice Falun Dafa and would go to Beijing to appeal. So far, her whereabout is unknown.

8.1.94 Hung up from a heating pipe, three women were beaten all night

Message received: October 15, 1999


1. Wang Wei, female, Anshan, Liaoning Province,
2. Hu Shuzhi, female, Anshan, Liaoning Province,
3. Ning Guiying, female, Anshan, Liaoning Province

Location of incident: Yuemingshan Detention Center, Anshan, Liaoning Province, China


In Anshan City, Falun Gong practitioners Wang Wei, Hu Shuzhi and Ning Guiying were arrested at home on September 24 only because they were contact people of Falun Dafa. They were detained in the local Yuemingshan Detention Center. They were hung up from a heating pipe and were beaten all night because they all declared they would continue to practice Falun Dafa. So far, Wang Wei has not been released.

8.1.95 Policemen broke arms of detainees


1. Xia Shuhua
2. Mo Yusheng They are a couple (the names do not indicate which is wife/husband), Falun Gong practitioners in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China.

Location of incident: Xuanwu District Detention Center, Xuanwu District, Beijing, China


Xia Shuhua and Mo Yusheng, a couple from Shenyang City went to Beijing to appeal on September 26. They were taken to the Xuanwu District Detention Center in Beijing and were beaten, having their/his/her arms broken (not clear whether that happened to both of them or only one of them). Later they were taken back to Shenyang and were released after 6 days on a hunger strike.

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