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Latest News from China - 10/13/2001

October 24, 2001 |  


1. [Shaanxi Province] Over 50 Dafa Practitioners Arrested on National Day

As the nation was joyfully celebrating National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival, the Shaanxi Public Security Bureau arrested over 50 practitioners on October 1 and put up a strict information blockade. The arrested practitioners include: Ma Yunchun (female, Xian City), He Guilan (female, Xian City), Li Yunxian (female, Xian City), Liang Yuli (female, Xian City), Liu Guiqing (female, Yanan City), Shi Zhuanling (female, Baoji City), Xu Chunxia (female, Baoji City), Yang Shulan (female, Xianyang City), Liu Chunxia (female). Currently most practitioners are imprisoned in a detention center in the Baoji region. According to sources inside the Shaanxi Public Security Bureau, practitioner Liu Chunxia (female, from the Shaanxi Huian Chemical Plant) began a hunger strike on October 1, and her life is in danger. The detention center has refused to let her relatives visit and denies this matter.

2. [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Criminal Record of the Jilin Province Female Labor Camp

Some days ago the Ministry of Justice sent out a notice with two instructions to labor camps all over the nation regarding Falun Gong practitioners. The first instruction prohibits labor camps from extending the sentence of practitioners, and prohibits the physical and verbal abuse of practitioners. Secondly, labor camps must release people when time is due. The Changchun female labor camp did not spread the notice but concealed it. They continued to add time to practitioners' sentences and abuse practitioners. For example, every day at 10 p.m., other inmates may take a rest after work, but practitioners are forced to stand for two hours as punishment. The next day they are still forced to get up early for hard labor. In addition, practitioners are forced to work harder. Regular inmates are required to produce five pages each cycle, but practitioners are required to produce ten pages.

We'd like to give the following advice to the officers of the Changchun Female Labor Camp who follow Jiang Zemin's group in persecuting practitioners:

You have all experienced retribution in these tests of choosing good or evil. Whenever you tortured practitioners, you received retribution. At best you felt uncomfortable, and at worst you were sick, received intravenous injections and were hospitalized, or experienced other troubles. This should cause you to think deeply. The great enlightened being's mercy is immense. Any life, even if there is only a tiny bit of conscience remaining, still has opportunities to choose between good and evil. While living in this time when Dafa is being spread, having even a kind thought is a good chance for a person to get rid of evil and to return one's true self. Please treasure this opportunity. In this period of Dafa, a new era where people pursue kindness is coming. The pure new universe won't allow such evil to continue to exist. The principle of "good being rewarded with good and evil meeting with evil" will not go away simply because some people do not believe in it. We hope that you will change your ways as soon as possible and become responsible for your true life!

3. [China] Practitioners Scale Mountains to Spread Dafa

Practitioners from a region in northern China have distributed many fliers in the process of clarifying the truth, exposing the evil, and saving people. They have also hung many banners at intersections. With great compassion and ignoring hardship, they scaled mountains in order to reach the seven counties and one city in this region. Every time they have been able to hand out thousands of fliers, saving many people. At the same time, their righteous behavior, beliefs, and thoughts influenced many policemen who had committed crimes against Dafa before. Whenever it is a "sensitive" time or there are orders from superiors to persecute practitioners, they promptly warned and helped the practitioners.

4. [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Local Resident: "This Time I Hear Clearly and Understand."

At about 5 a.m. on October 1, 2001, a Dafa radio broadcast resounded loudly and clearly in a local food market. The broadcast lasted one hour. No one disturbed the speakers until the broadcast was over. There were many people in the market that morning. Many people with predestined relationships discussed in private, "This time I hear clearly and understand!"

5. [Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Many Dafa Banners Appear in Harbin

On October 6, 2001, around 200 banners appeared in two parks in Harbin City. Green trees, yellow banners, and the red characters on the banners brightened the atmosphere in the parks greatly. Dozens of nine-meter-long banners also appeared in the major streets of Harbin.

In the early morning of October 10, 2001, dozens of banners reading "Falun Dafa Is Good," "Falun Dafa Is Righteous," "Restore Our Teacher's Reputation," and "Restore Falun Dafa's Reputation" appeared on buildings and fences along two districts' main streets. The colorful banners were very eye-catching, and they became a hot topic among everyday people. This also greatly encouraged practitioners. Some banners were not removed until around 8 p.m.

Practitioners involved in this activity sent righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil beforehand, and they all returned safely.

6. [Chaoyang City, Liaoning Province] Contact Information for Perpetrators Responsible for the Death of Falun Dafa Practitioner Yu Xiuling

Longcheng District Police Bureau in Chaoyang City, Liaoning Province:

Police Chief Yue Dianming, cellular phone: 13504210653

Deputy Chief Yue Yaohui, cellular phone: 13704919272

7. [Jilin Province] Local Practitioners Validate the Fa Around Autumn Festival

Dafa practitioners from a village in Jilin Province posted many truth-clarifying flyers and Falun Dafa banners on the night of the Autumn Festival. Practitioners posted flyers near the buildings of the local government, the police bureau, and the courthouse. They also delivered flyers to the government offices during the day. Some banners were hung on trees and power lines. The local accounting school is the place where brainwashing classes are held, so practitioners hung banners on the power lines in front of the accounting school, where they fluttered for a full day and night. Even though there were guards everywhere, practitioners sent righteous thoughts together and returned safely.

The night of the Mid-Autumn Festival was very beautiful, and there was a full moon. Under the beautiful moonlight, we missed our benevolent Teacher and those imprisoned practitioners who are being tortured. The evil is giving a final desperate struggle, and we fear nothing. We will follow Teacher's instructions of benevolence to save kind-hearted people and to be responsible for our actions, so that we can greet the spring when the Fa comes to the human world.

8. [Yun County, Hubei Province] Practitioners' Righteous Actions in Facing the Evil's Persecution

On September 26, 2001, some local officials held a public trial, where they fabricated various charges against Dafa practitioners Jiang Qixiang (male) and Xu Xudong (male). Jiang was sentenced to three years in prison, and Xu was sentenced to five years in prison. During the trial, the practitioners openly shouted, "Falun Dafa is indeed good" and "Long live Falun Dafa." Each of them was soon attacked by five or six policemen, who beat them viciously. After the trial, they put shackles on the practitioners. The police tried to suppress the righteous voices using brute force and violence, but the result was exactly the opposite. Their shameless and brutal actions only inspired people's respect toward Falun Dafa practitioners.

The police knocked out two of Jiang Qixiang's teeth during the beating. As of now, the two practitioners have been detained for more than ten months.

9. [Qianan County, Jilin Province] Local Education Bureau Suspends Practitioners' Salaries

The administrators of the party committee in Qianan County's education bureau have used various means to persecute Falun Dafa practitioners. The secretary of the committee Su Shaochun personally led accomplices to harass practitioners at their workplaces. The workplaces also increased pressure toward practitioners and escalated the persecution. Falun Gong practitioners can no longer be employed by the bureau. The practitioners lost thirteen months of salary while being imprisoned in a labor camp. Three other practitioners had eight months of salary suspended. The county's Finance Bureau had appropriated the money, but it was taken away and nowhere to be found.

10. [Qianan County, Jilin Province] Practitioners Forced Out of Their Homes

Since July 22, 1999, local policemen Zhao Yanhai and Yuan Ye have arrested many Falun Dafa practitioners. In March 2001, they broke into female practitioner Xing's home. While another practitioner distracted them, Xing escaped while carrying her less than one-year-old infant in her arms. They cannot return home because of this, and have nowhere to go. In June 2001, these two policemen again broke into female practitioner Wang's home. At the police station, Wang sent forth righteous thoughts and was able to escape during the night. Wang cannot return home either.

11. [Tacheng City, Xinjiang Autonomous Region] Eight Practitioners Make Public Statements to Declare Their Intentions of Cultivating Dafa

At the end of September, in order to validate the Fa, eight female practitioners from Tacheng City delivered written statements to the local police department, declaring that they will firmly cultivate Dafa. These practitioners had previously written the so-called "guarantee letters." Tacheng Police Department then sent these practitioners to a brainwashing class by force. The practitioners continued to cultivate Dafa firmly and unwaveringly in the brainwashing class. They persisted in studying the Fa and practicing the exercises. At the same time, they did not cooperate with the evil and asked for their immediate release.

The eight practitioners are: Ye Guohui, Du Aiping, Gao Yinglan, Li Xiuying, Jia Xiuli, Fu Min, Liu Guizhi, and Shao Yunfang.

Telephone number of the Chief Tian of the Tacheng Police Department: 86-901-6223664

12. [Heilongjiang province] Guards in the Heilongjiang Drug Rehabilitation Labor Camp Instigate Prostitutes to Torture Practitioners

Guards Dong Meiguang and Li Quanming at the Heilongjiang Drug Rehabilitation Labor Camp ordered inmates incarcerated for prostitution to supervise and beat Dafa practitioners. Practitioners Wang Shuling (female), Chen Yifen (female), and Ma Shufen (female) were confined in tiny cells and forced to sit on iron chairs day and night. They tried to use this method of torture to force the practitioners to "admit their mistakes." As a result of sitting on the ice-cold iron chairs for days and nights, the practitioners' legs and feet were badly swollen, and they could hardly move. In order to force the practitioners to give up their belief in "Truthfulness, Benevolence, Forbearance," the perpetrators used such cruel torture, revealing the true nature of Jiang Zemin and his associates.

13. [Daan City, Jilin Province] Practitioner Wu Tonglin Detained for Eight Months Beyond His Term

Practitioner Wu Tonglin (male) went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong in February 2000, but he was arrested on his way to Beijing in Changchun City. Wu was then sentenced to one year at Jiutai Labor Camp. As of now, he has been detained for eight months past his term. Wu Tonglin has an elderly mother of over 100 years old and a wife with a mental disorder who are experiencing severe hardships because of his absence. We hope that kind-hearted people with a sense of justice can pay attention to this matter.

14. [Baicheng City, Jilin Province] Many Dafa Practitioners Arrested by Police

The homes of Dafa practitioners Guo Cheng (alias, male) and Chen Xia (alias, female) were recently ransacked. On September 15, 2001, Guo Cheng drove his taxi home. The police followed him there and found Dafa materials inside his taxi. The police immediately arrested Guo and confiscated his taxi as well as the Dafa materials. Guo Cheng was brought to the police station and interrogated for the entire night. The next morning, Guo was able to escape from the police station. However, the police then ransacked his home and confiscated his TV, refrigerator, a computer that belongs to one of Guo's friends, and other personal items. Guo Cheng's daughter was kicked out of her school, and all three people in the family are now homeless.

On September 18, the police arrested Dafa practitioner Sun Lijun and their spouse, and the two still have not been released. Their teenage child was left at home without supervision.

On the night of September 27, the police arrested practitioners Jia Guirong and Liu Yannan at their home.

15. [Kaifeng City, Henan Province] Officials Hold Brainwashing Class

On August 13, local officials arrested five practitioners from nearby Qi County and formed a brainwashing class. One of the practitioners refused to cooperate with the evil and did not go. The other four female practitioners (Li Junxia, Niu Xuege, Zhang Mingzhen, Wang Zhanmei) were forcefully taken away. Wang Zhanmei is a lady in her 50's. Her ability to walk is limited because of her handicapped legs and feet. Before Spring Festival of 2000, Wang went to Beijing to appeal. She was arrested and held in the Qi County Detention Center for months. During her detention, the guards tied her up in ways that inflicted the most pain, slapped her face, and verbally abused her. Furthermore, the guards handcuffed her and another practitioner together in a way where both practitioners had their arms stretched out like a crucifix. The two practitioners were handcuffed like this for 29 days. During this time, they could not eat or go to the restroom without help. Currently, Wang Zhanmei is being forced to attend a brainwashing class.

16. [Yantai City, Shandong province] Officials Arrest and Brainwash Practitioners

Liu Lihua (female) is a Dafa practitioner from the Fushan area in Yantai City. She was arrested and sent to a brainwashing class more than three months ago, and she has still not been released. It was reported that she has been tortured very badly.

Practitioner Wang Chunhong and Liu Shuqiu from Yantai City were forcefully taken from their homes on September 24. Their whereabouts are currently unknown.

17. [China] Practitioner Arrested in Tiananmen Square on October 1

Li Shujie is a 35-year-old female practitioner. She was arrested in Tiananmen Square on October 1. She is a worker at the grain depot of Gonghe Township, Hailun City, Heilongjiang Province. Li is currently detained in the No.1 Detention Center in Hailun City.

18. [Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Two More Practitioners Arrested

At around 1 p.m. on October 12, 2001, one male and one female practitioner were arrested by the police from a residential building. The police confiscated a printer, a copier, more than 10,000 Yuan (Chinese currency, the average monthly income of urban worker is about 500 Yuan), a cellular phone, and a pager. The whereabouts of the two practitioners are not known.

19. [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Several Practitioners Arrested

Song Guanping and Li Jianmin are Dafa practitioners from Dehui City, Jilin Province. During the October 1 (National Day) holiday period, they went to Tiananmen Square to validate Dafa. The police arrested them as well as Bai Ruisong, formerly the director of the Dehui Assistance Center, on the square. The three practitioners are now being held in the Dehui Detention Center.

In September alone, the Changchun City Police Department arrested more than 60 Dafa practitioners and more than 20 practitioners were either sentenced to jail or sent to labor camps. We hope that practitioners in Changchun can send forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil.

Perpetrators in Changchun City:

Du Xuefang (Formerly the officer in charge of the 610 office in Jilin Province, now in Changchun City), Li Shu (Mayor of Changchun City), Zhan Yuechang (Police officer), Yin Linong (A key officer in the 610 office), Tian Zhonglin (Deputy Mayor and Chief of the Changchun City Police Department)

20. [Shandong Province] Dafa Practitioners Persist in Practicing the Exercises in Parks after Being Released from Labor Camps

Some practitioners in Shandong Province have persisted in exercising in parks after being released from labor camps. Their deeds encouraged many other practitioners, and two practitioners that had never stepped forward before joined them in practice.