Mr. Li Huixi, a Falun Dafa practitioner in his 40s, lived in Houyi Village of Hou Town (in Weifang, Shandong Province). He went to Beijing to appeal to the Chinese government. After being taken back by the police to the police station in Hou Town on April 21, he was beaten to death by the police that night. The next morning, Mr. Li Huixi's family was notified by the police that he was dead. While threatening Mr. Li's family, the police compensated them with about 45,000 Yuan (about US $5,400). Mr. Li's body was cremated in a hurry. Under tight surveillance by the police, all Falun Dafa practitioners in Hou Town currently have no personal freedom.
This was another vicious incident of severe human rights violation in Governmental officers at the district of her residence tortured Weigang, Shandong Province after Ms. Chen Zixiu, a Falun Dafa practitioner, to death.
During the Conference on Human Rights at the United Nations a few days ago, the representative from China claimed that human rights status in China was now better than ever; not even one Falun Dafa practitioners had been arrested and so on. Now let us just take a close look at what happened to some practitioners in Weifang, Shandong Province. Then we can better comprehend the real story of the crackdown on Falun Dafa and the severe violations of human rights by the government agencies.
After the officers in the Subdistrict Office of her residence beat Ms. Chen Zixiu to death, her daughter Zhang Xueling sought redress of the injustice for her mother to kind-hearted people in the society. However, to cover their vicious crimes, both local government and local police not only blocked the news and concealed the facts, but also threatened Ms. Chen Zixiu's family and constrained their social contacts. Although Ms. Zhang Xueling merely wanted to appeal for justice for her mother, she was regarded as "being suspected for colluding with the enemy" as well as "tarnishing the nation's image" and was punished with forced detention. The facts were as follows:
At 17:30 on April 3, Ms. Zhang Xueling was summoned by the police for "Suspicion of conspiring with the enemy". She was told by Officer Li, director of the City Police Department that she had actually tarnished the nation's image. She was told that defaming a person was breaking the law, let alone defaming a country. She was kept at the police station for 48 hours.
Since Ms. Zhang Xueling returned home in the late afternoon on April 5, she has been under tight surveillance in the local Subdistrict Office by the police. She was even followed to the bathhouse and shopping.
On April 11, Ms. Zhang Xueling was summoned by the police again for the same reason as that on April 3. This time, she was locked in a small room together with a young man for 15 hours. That room was less than foursquare meters, with only an iron door. This time, she was kept at the police station for 24 hours.
Now let us take a look at what happened to some other people:
In mid April, more than 40 male Falun Dafa practitioners in Weifang (no information is available for female practitioners at this time) were sent to Lechang labor camp. It was said that after being "educated" for one month, they would then be notified whether they would have to stay in the labor camps for a longer period of time. All of them were taken away illegally by despicable and deceiving means. These Falun Dafa practitioners were summoned to have talks with the officers, and were then taken away by force. No official notices were presented to them, nor were their family notified. The police said that, there would be no chance at all for them to be released before the birthday (May 13) of their teacher, Mr. Li Hongzhi.
During the Kite Festival in Weifang, all practitioners who were considered by the government as the local backbone of Falun Dafa were arrested and kept in detention under various pretenses. There were many similar incidents.
Incidents like this may take place at any time, in any places where there are Falun Dafa practitioners. It is quite common that Falun Dafa practitioners are kept at detention centers, sent to labor camps or put in prisons. It is even not surprising for them to be beaten to death, since the following words have been given from higher government officials: policemen, subdistrict officers and employers are allowed to do whatever they deem necessary to treat Falun Dafa practitioners.
One year has passed since April 25, 1999. The crackdown on Falun Dafa by the Chinese government has been persistently escalating and will not stop before the "eradication" of Falun Dafa. However, Falun Dafa did not disappear under suppression. True practitioners became even more determined during these hard times. On the other hand, more and more people came to understand the evil nature of the "crackdown" despite its spectacular appearance. They realized the greatness of Falun Dafa and the practitioners, many of them have thus become practitioners too.
According to recent messages from inside the Chinese government, the crackdown has become absurd and insane, to a dumbfounding extent. For example, it was ordered to treat Falun Dafa practitioners at will without following any legal procedures (e.g., arresting, keeping at detention centers, sending to labor camps and prisons). It was ordered to speed up plotting the assassination of Mr. Li Hongzhi. Under the direct supervision of Luo Gan [the executive director for the crackdown on Falun Dafa -- by translator], it was ordered to sacrifice some agents who pretended to be practitioners by inducing them to commit suicide (e.g., this could take place through murdering, since probably no one would exchange his or her life for 30,000 Yuan RMB or about USD$3800 as compensation), followed by setting up the suicide scene to frame Falun Gong.
Human beings always desire things to go their way, but it has not been like that since the enlightened beings are in control of everything. Good will be rewarded with good, and evil will be eventually punished. The little bit of good human nature left in people's hearts is vanishing because of their ignorance. People are sliding down to the edge of being eliminated by history. Why can't these people face the reality and be introspective before the great Falun Dafa, and forsake their evil nature and deeds?
Evil will never suppress the righteous. Insane repression on Falun Dafa only indicates the government is at its wit's end. The darkness before dawn will not last long. The great Buddha Law will eradicate all the filth. Before the coming of the new era, all people -- practitioners and those people who can hear the words of Falun Dafa -- still have the chance to be saved. Please cherish the opportunity that is right in front of you - it is singular of its kind.
April 25, 2000
(Translated Apr. 29, 2000)