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News Briefing - 11/10/2001

November 13, 2001 |  

Falun Dafa Information Center issued a statement on the 1st of the month: On September 11, under the pressure of the Chinese consulate, local police in Kiev, Ukraine prevented Falun Gong practitioner Igor Izevlin from holding a peaceful and legal demonstration in front of the Chinese consulate. The Chinese government has used its political and economic power to put constant pressure on the governments of the countries in which it is stationed, on the media and the local Chinese communities, furiously extending overseas the campaign of persecution against Falun Gong without even attempting to conceal this effort at all. Such extremely shameless actions have already violated the local laws of the Ukrainian nation.

Worldwide Support

Australian Liberty Party congressman Nelson met the Dafa practitioners on the last day before the general election. He was shocked by the bitter experiences of the Falun Gong practitioners in China and expressed that he would write a letter to support the practitioners who are being persecuted.

The official mansion of the prime minister located in 10 Downing Street of England wrote back to Falun Gong practitioners that Prime Minister Blair is paying close attention and carefully keeping an eye on the situation of Falun Gong in China. In order to directly give feedback to the practitioners, he will pass on the letter to the relevant departments.

A few days ago, the foreign minister of Belgium expressed his deep concern over the bitter experiences of Falun Gong in China. He pointed out that he had directly raised the relevant issues to the Chinese prime minister during the EU-China Summit on September 5.

Mayor Paul Elder of Saskatchewan, Canada in a letter to prime minister Jean Chretien dated the 5th of the month showed his support to the Falun Gong SOS Global Rescue Group and urged the government to appeal to stop the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners.

From August 8 to 10, Dafa practitioners were invited to attend the annual meeting of the ministerial party. They demonstrated the Falun Gong exercises to the politicians and the guests and distributed the truth-clarifying materials. Deputy Prime Minister Lena Hjelm Wallen reaffirmed her condemnation of the Chinese government's suppression of Falun Gong and said they would further emphasize the seriousness of this issue!

Clarifying the Truth and Breaking through the Information Blockade

In the evening of November 5, a French city held a party in celebration of the mayor's winning of the Honorable Knight Medal of the armed forces. Many politicians and VIPs who attended the party accepted the truth-clarifying materials and expressed that they would pay close attention to the situation of Falun Gong practitioners in China.

Using Internet chat rooms to spread the truth of Dafa and awaken the people of the world is an effective way of breaking through the blockade of the truth of Dafa by the evil in Mainland China. Using the wisdom and principles of Dafa endowed by Dafa to clarify the truth, many people of different levels and inborn qualities often become convinced by the principles of Dafa and thus change their hostile attitudes and free themselves from the deception of the evil.

Mainland China

Latest News from China -- 11/10/01

Beijing Dafa practitioner Liu Yongwang and his wife Qi Shuying were abducted in Shanghai on September 14 by the lawless police and are now illegally detained in Baoding City Detention Center, where both went on hunger strike to protest this unlawful treatment. Until November 9, Liu Yongwang has been on hunger strike without food and water for 56 days; Qi Shuying has been on hunger strike for 30 days, and they are in critical condition. The phone number of Baoding City Detention Center: 312-5028774.

Recently in the past several months, by often holding small scale local experience sharing conferences, Dafa practitioners in a Northern city improved their understandings of Dafa principles and made clear how they could do better during Fa-rectification. They went to all the residential districts and rural areas of the city distributing many truth-clarifying materials, hanging and pasting Fa-rectification posters, thus greatly frightening the evil.

Yang Yining, a Ph.D of Computer Science of Shanghai Jiaotong University and his fianc? Zhao Lijun were abducted on September 14 and both were illegally detained in Songjiang Detention Center. Address: 290 East Zhongshan Street, Songjiang District, Shanghai City, Zip code: 201600, phone: 021-57823618-66151(extension is for the liaison office.) Please tell fellow practitioners and his schoolmates and family members to contact them as soon as possible.

Mi Wenlian, female, 36-years-old, from Hebei Province was abducted in the evening of August 25 while distributing truth-clarifying materials in Qiaoxi District, Shijiazhuang City, and her whereabouts are unknown even now. Her husband, also a Dafa practitioner, has been illegally sentenced to forced labor. Their daughters who are in middle school and elementary school have no one to take care of them. Kindhearted people, please pay attention to this!

Dafa practitioner Wen Jianmin, the former judge of the Intermediate Court of Shanwei City of Guangdong Province was arrested in the evening of September 13 for distributing truth-clarifying materials and was detained in Haifeng Detention Center. On October 15, Wen Jianmin was sent to the brainwashing class held by Piyang Drug Rehabilitation in Lufeng. He firmly refused to cooperate with the evil and walked out of the den of monsters with dignity on the evening of October 19.

Heizuizi Female Labor Camp in Changchun City illegally detained Dafa practitioner He Hua for 11 months after her jail term expired. He Hua was sentenced to one year forced labor because she went to Beijing to appeal. She has been detained for two years already, and in May, she was sent to Jiutai Yinmahe Labor Camp, an even more vicious detention center. During the two years of her imprisonment, He Hua's father and mother-in-law died from illness, and her six-year-old son is left at home.

News from Mengyin County, Shandong Province

--In mid October, practitioner Zhang Dezhen and two other practitioners went to Xintai City to exchange experiences and were discovered by the local police. Zhang was taken away and his current whereabouts are unclear; the other two practitioners sent forth righteous thoughts and escaped

--In October, Ma Fumin (male), Feng Guangyun (female), Ying Ruichun (female) along with others in Mengyin County were sent to a brainwashing class illegally held by Wangcun Labor Camp in Zibo City, Shandong Province, by heads of the brutal local government, Li Zhiye, Lei Yancheng and others. These officials also forced each practitioner's work unit to pay 3,000 Yuan [about US$375, 10 month's earnings for the average rural worker in China].

--Ren Fengxia, a practitioner in Yinan, Shandong Province was illegally sentenced to three years forced labor, and is currently illegally detained at Jinan City Female Labor Camp in Shandong Province.

--Government officials in Tanbu Town of Mengyin County, Shandong Province illegally ransacked practitioners' homes, fined them and detained them indefinitely. They held a long-term illegal brainwashing class to torture the practitioners physically and mentally. Yu Huazeng, the secretary of the town administration district, and Kan, the director of the brainwashing class, often humiliated female practitioners.

More News Items from Diverse Areas in China

The Street Administrative Office of Xiangshan in Beijing has held numerous brainwashing classes since March, and all local people who have practiced Falun Gong were forced to attend the class.

Today, 54 people published solemn announcements, declaring all words and behavior that did not conform to Dafa resulted from brainwashing are invalid; they will continue to diligently cultivate Dafa and double their efforts in making up the loss they caused to Dafa. An elementary school student was forced to give his signature at a "10,000 people's signature movement" [during which people sign their names on a paper that slanders Falun Gong] by his teacher at school. Herein he claims the signature is invalid and that Falun Dafa is the orthodox Fa, which he will persistently cultivate until the end.

A sixty-year-old engineer in Chengdu City, practitioner Fang Xiansheng died from brutal torture and force-feeding at the No. 1 Detention Center in Chengdu City. The police at the detention center asked his family members to sign the release form, but after his daughter beheld her father, who had been very healthy and now was dead, she refused to sign. Fang Xianzhi was arrested on January 19 and died on February 2.

The despicable people at the "610 office" (The "610 Office" is an agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong, with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems.) in Mengyiang Town of Pengzhou City, Sichuan Province used extremely malicious means to torture practitioners. Practitioners were stripped of their clothes and beaten by bamboo strips that were two fingers wide until they passed out. Then the thugs poured cold water on them, and continued to beat them after they revived. When the bamboo strip broke from the beating, they whipped the practitioners with a leather belt. The thugs also stomped on a female practitioner with their feet until she was injured all over and several inches of her intestines came out.

There are 45 examples of Dafa practitioners being persecuted by thugs at Shuangcheng Detention Center in Shuangcheng City, Heilongjiang Province. The use of illegal detention, brutal beating, torture and extorting money has been reported.

The vicious police at Changlinzi Labor Camp and Dongli Police Department in Harbin City used all kinds of brutal means to torture practitioners: forced standing, deprivation of sleep, detention in solitary compartments, sitting on iron chair, beating with fist until practitioners' faces are deformed, and inhuman forced tube-feeding through the nose in the presence of the family.

The Liaoyuan Labor Camp officials continue to brutally torture Falun Gong practitioners. In mid-September, five guards beat seventeen-year-old high school student Meng Yangqi for three straight days. They punched him in the face and hit him in the ribs, back and buttocks with a heavy stick that is five centimeters in diameter. When he fell to the ground, the guards would pick him up to continue the beating. They choked him and banged his head against the floor and the walls.

A practitioner from Beijing is going from one prison to another to look for his wife who was arrested at Tiananmen Square, and at the same time he is using every opportunity to clarify the truth to the people he meets. He realizes that the power of benevolence can dissipate everything else. He believes in the power of Falun Dafa and does whatever he can to the best of his ability for Falun Dafa.

In October, the Hengshui City 610 Office in Hebei Province organized another brainwashing class. So far twenty people have been deceived into or taken forcefully to the class, including a seventy-year-old lady. The perpetrators are: Ding Zhen'ou, secretary-general of the municipal government and head of the 610 Office, Lu Songyin, vice secretary-general of the municipal government, Liu Hanying, Zhao Xun, Du Genshen and Zhao Yanli.

A secret order from the Jiang Zemin regime directed that authorities intensify the persecution against Falun Dafa practitioners. Practitioners are not to be allowed to resign or retire from their jobs, or leave the city that they live in. Those who do not comply are to be detained immediately, and those who continue to practice are to be sent to brainwashing classes immediately. Those who persist are to be sent to labor camps. Let us use righteous thoughts to defeat this evil.

Rectify the Fa and frighten the evil with our lives. A practitioner who had been on a hunger strike for 83 days at the Changlinzi Labor Camp of Harbin City walked out of the labor camp openly and with dignity on September 29.

It Is a Heavenly Principle that Good Is Rewarded with Good and Evil Is Met With Evil

The atrocities committed by the policemen in Jiangsu Province have brought disasters to local residents. The Jiang Zemin regime has been persecuting Falun Dafa for over two years, committing outrageous crimes against humanity and trampling the consciences of the Chinese people.

Shortly after the Dragon Boat Festival and before the start of a brainwashing class, a tornado ravaged Wangkui County, Heilongjiang Province, damaging many acres of crops and numerous buildings.

The Jiang-Luo regime has brought misfortune to the populace with its brutal persecution of kind-hearted people. In the morning of November 7, there was an explosion at the Changfeng Chemical Factory, Changshou County, Chongqing City. There was a series of four blasts, causing two deaths, one missing and seven injured.

The Nanmen Bridge in Yibin City, Sichuan Province collapsed at its two ends, causing two deaths and two injured. This is a warning to the perpetrators against Falun Dafa practitioners.

Examples of Retribution in This Lifetime

Zhang Yan, Party Secretary of the Political and Legal Commission, Wangkui County, Heilongjiang Province, died suddenly around Chinese New Year last year. Yu Shixiao, a department head at the local police station, was killed by a rival in love shortly after the Chinese New Year.

Cui Rongli, Chief of the Xilin Police Station in Xiangyang District, Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province, detained and sent Falun Dafa practitioners to labor camps. On November 7 at around noon, Cui was stabbed to death by local bandits. In the past two years, more than a dozen policemen from this police station have died suddenly.

In the afternoon of November 5, Qu Liansheng, an employee of the Baoquanling section of Jiamusi Railroad Branch Office in Heilongjiang Province, reported Falun Gong practitioners to the authorities. He received retribution later that afternoon. He caused a motorcycle accident in which he shattered his knee and sustained serious facial injuries!

Liu Hanying, XX party secretary of the Art Department of Hengshui Teaching School in Hebei Province, persecutes Falun Gong practitioners and has thus brought disasters to himself and his entire family. He was hit by a car. His wife has suffered from a fracture. His son suffers from a rash all over his body and his face. It looks ugly and is very uncomfortable.

A relative of a practitioner in Qian'an County, Jilin Province found a VCD about the true story of the alleged self-immolation. He threw it on the ground and damaged it. Soon after that he ran into an electric pole while driving a tractor and received serious injuries to one of his arms.

The 6410 Military Factory of the PLA has received retribution for persecuting Falun Gong practitioners. The only son of the most guilty party, Huang Lijun, who is the XX Party and Personnel Department head, was run over by a police car in September and was injured. On October 8, sudden bursts of lightning and thunder, accompanied by heavy hailstones, pelted the factory. People were running around and cursing loudly: "Why is there hail at this time of the year?" Good people are being persecuted in this factory. Karma is accumulating and De is being lost!

News from Overseas

Documentary Film: Daily News (Oct 7, 2001) of FGM TV. The table of contents of the 42nd Minghui Weekends.

Falun Gong practitioners in Germany helped celebrate the founding of the Austrian Falun Dafa Association.

A letter from Falun Gong practitioners in Singapore to the editor of United Morning News: "We hope to have a mutual understanding between us, to clarify the truth of Falun Gong, to present the truth to the public and let the public have an objective understanding so they can make their own choices without being deceived."

An article from the November 6 edition of the Maryland State Newspaper: People in Maryland Oppose the Persecution of Falun Gong. The article reports a news conference held by local Falun Gong practitioners. Practitioner Ron Sugarman said: "If I went to a park to practice Falun Gong in Mainland China, I would be arrested and seriously beaten."

Zhang Cuiying is holding an exhibition of her paintings with the theme: "SOS Urgent Rescue of Falun Gong Practitioners in Mainland China" in St Petersburg, Russia. The exhibition has received coverage from all the major media. One influential congressman also showed up to support Falun Gong and to support "Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance."

A letter to the Vice-Chairman of China from Falun Gong practitioners in Germany: "Those who have the people's support will gain the world. Learn what your people think, investigate to get the truth, understand people's lives and bring justice to the people; then the people will be united and the country will be peaceful and happy."

Falun Dafa is in university classrooms (Part III). On November 6, Falun Gong practitioners were invited to come to Nevada State University to demonstrate Falun Gong to the students for the third time. Practitioners also held classes to teach Falun Gong exercises in several community colleges in Nevada.

On October 22, about 150 Falun Gong practitioners from Taiwan, Spain and other European countries held a solemn and peaceful walk in Madrid, Spain. Many media showed up and reported the activity.

Telling the truth about Falun Gong in Chinatown, NY. A little story exposing the "National Secret" that Jiang Zemin's government pays people to interfere with Falun Gong activities.