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Latest News from China - 11/07/2001

November 28, 2001 |  


[Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] The Vicious Forces Kidnap Wanjia Labor Camp "June 20th Atrocities Survivor"

Female practitioner Zuo Xiuyun was one of the practitioners persecuted in Wanjia Labor Camp's "June 20th Atrocities." She was detained for over eight months even though her detention term was completed. Under pressure from the international community, recently Wanjia Labor Camp authorities unconditionally released her and the other 11 practitioners who survived the "June 20th Atrocities."

However, this was not a genuine, final release. After she had been at home in Jiamusi City for several days, the police again detained her and her husband who is also a practitioner. We enlightened that this was a complicity of the vicious forces. For appearances sake, the vicious forces did release practitioners. But in actuality they ordered the local police department to arrest practitioners again and then separated them into local detention centers. This time, they even arrested her husband. It seems they fear that more people will get to know the real story of the atrocities that happened in Wanjia Labor Camp if they allow the practitioners to remain free.

Related reports:

Record of the June 20th Atrocities -- Follow-up Report on the Killings in Wanjia Labor Camp in Harbin City, China

Another Mass Killing of Falun Gong Practitioners in Northeast China

[Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Human Rights Scoundrel Jiang Zemin Arrives in Shijiazhuang City to Commit More Crimes

According to information, to prepare for the visit of human rights scoundrel Jiang Zemin to Shijiazhuang City, scheduled for November 4, the day before, Shijiazhuang City authorities infringed upon citizens' civil rights and detained Falun Gong practitioners at will, without any apparent reason. It was said that about 200 practitioners were arrested.

[Anhui Province] Practitioners Validate Dafa to Tourists in a Park

A new park opened to the public in a city of Anhui Province. Many tourists visited the park. Along the path next to the lake, many little flags in various colors hung in the air. Among the crowds of tourists and staff of the park, practitioners successfully stuck several Dafa signs onto the flags. Although there were only a few of them, the colorful flags with Dafa signs fluttering with the breeze attracted many tourists who stood there and gasped with admiration.

[Beijing] Chaoyanggou Labor Camp Police Enslave Practitioners with Heavy Workloads

Police in the Chaoyanggou Labor Camp abused practitioners by assigning them heavy workloads. In hot summer weather, when the temperature reached over 30 degrees C (about 95 degrees F) they forced practitioners to load bricks. Ten practitioners were forced to load a big truck within 10 minutes. Practitioners had to work very hard. The supervisor of the group kept shouting, "Come on, hurry up!" Those practitioners who had been tortured to the point of emaciation were out of breath after a short time. Their legs were trembling. The skin on their hands peeled off and their hands were bleeding. Mud covered their bodies and faces. They could only rest for a few minutes when the loaded truck went away. But they were not allowed to drink any water. Usually the labor camp does not allow practitioners to drink water at all. The practitioners were only allowed to wash their faces once a week. The food served was cakes made of maize (corn meal) flour and watery soup without any vegetables. The food provided was not sufficient for practitioners.

[Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] Practitioner Shen Tao Illegally Sentenced to Three Years of Forced Labor

Practitioner Shen Tao, male, over 20-years-old, is a lecturer who earned a Master's degree from Chengdu City Electronic and Technology University. Two years ago, he graduated from Southwest Finance and Economics University. This past September he was detained when preparing Dafa materials. Recently he was illegally sentenced to a three-year term of forced labor. Now he is imprisoned in Chengdu City Jail's Transferring Station.

[China] Older Dafa Practitioner Walks Out of the Police Department with Dignity

An everyday person who didn't know the truth of Dafa captured a Dafa practitioner who is about 70 years old. That person called the police, and the practitioner was sent to the local police department. The older practitioner resolutely refused to cooperate with the vicious forces or answer any questions. At the same time, he (or she) kept sending forth righteous thoughts and with great dignity walked out of the police station.

[China] A Senior Professor Says, "Falun Gong Must Persevere to the End!"

A senior professor of the Department of Foreign Languages who is not a practitioner met a senior professor of the Department of Chinese who was a practitioner and said, "I have received Falun Gong materials. They were mailed to me from Beijing. We should persist in what is good. Falun Gong must persevere to the end!"

[China] "Now the Bad People Arrest and Detain Good People"

My husband and I teach in the same university. During last summer's vacation, my husband went to validate Dafa in Tiananmen Square. As soon as he returned, he was detained in the city detention center. One of my coworkers wanted to comfort me but could not say it directly and talked about it in the office, "Now people's manners and moral standards have changed. Policemen are very bad and they especially punish good people. They arrest and detain all the good people."

[Hunan Province] Crimes Committed by Guards in a Hunan Province Detention Center

Officials in this detention center separated practitioners into different cells and ordered drug addicts and other criminals to closely monitor practitioners. They did not allow the practitioners to study the Fa or practice the exercises.

Many practitioners were punished simply because they practiced the exercises. They made the practitioners wear special uniforms, tied their hands behind their backs and put motorcycle helmets on their heads and then locked them into solitary cells. If practitioners went on a hunger strike, the guards would tie them to iron beds and forcibly infuse or feed them through the tubes. Though practitioners could not practice the exercises, many practitioners still insisted on reciting the Fa.

Daily broadcasts that curse Dafa can be heard throughout the detention center. They force practitioners to watch videotapes that slander Dafa and repeatedly brainwash practitioners in other ways. What they have done is quite vicious.

[Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Wuhan Practitioners Suffer Persecution

Practitioner Yu Yimin has persisted in Fa study, doing the exercises and firmly cultivating Dafa. On September 24, 2001 policeman Luo Yong from the Wansong Street Police Station, Jianghan District forcefully pushed him down to the ground on the way to the detention center. The practitioner's head and face were injured. During the detention period in the No.1 Detention Center of the Municipal Police Department, he was handcuffed behind the back for more than ten hours because he refused to sign his name or submit to fingerprinting. He was also forced to stand still for two nights and was deprived of sleep for refusing to recite the prison regulations.

The intensified brainwashing class held in the Jianghan District completely sealed off practitioners from the outside. The leaders of this class adopted various means, including violence, to forcefully brainwash practitioners. From time to time, Tang Lan, Xu Yan and Wu Larong yelled at and violently pushed practitioners around. Hu Jiaxiang, the person in charge, even kicked the practitioners.

[Dalian City, Liaoning Province] The Evil Forces in Dalian City Scheme Come up with New Methods to Persecute Practitioners

As more and more crimes committed by authorities in the re-education centers to persecute practitioners were exposed and the fear of the increasing calls for justice from home and abroad, the evil forces, including the "610 Office" (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) are planning to detain kidnapped practitioners in brainwashing classes until they give up cultivation. They attempted to change their methods of persecuting practitioners. Although the formal document has not yet been issued, we call on all fellow practitioners to collectively send forth righteous thoughts and eradicate all evil forces' arrangements because "A Dafa disciple completely opposes everything arranged by the evil old forces." (Teacher's article "Dafa is Indestructible")

[Xi'an City, Shannxi Province] Practitioners in Xi'an City, Please Be Alert and Take Precautions for the Evil Policemen and Traitors Who Trap Practitioners With the Excuse of "Holding a Fa Conference"

  1. Recently, the police have been randomly interrogating passersby. With the excuse of checking ID and residence certificates, they try to find those practitioners who are living in exile. Meanwhile, they have closed all video arcades.
  2. By the end of September, the police had illegally arrested dozens of practitioners in Wugong County of Shannxi Province. In order to search for practitioners living in hiding, the police used traitors to dupe practitioners and asked them to attend "a Fa Conference." The police lay in ambush beforehand; every practitioner who went there was arrested. The police kept the arrests secret. The police also had prior knowledge of two previous Fa Conferences. A practitioner from another city who had organized one of the Fa Conferences later died from the persecution.
  3. Recently, the police have been using traitors to check on practitioners' current situations, such as whether or not they are practicing and distributing flyers. To encourage them, police even paid traitors premiums. Someone even showed up wearing a Falun badge and told practitioners how determined she was. She immediately gave herself away, however, once she started to talk.

[Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Police Kidnap Dalian Practitioners Ren Haifei and Li Dan; Their Whereabouts Are Unknown.

Since the beginning of April 2001, Dalian practitioners Ren Haifei and Li Dan's whereabouts became unknown after they were taken away from their residences. Currently we cannot find out any information although we have made numerous inquiries through different channels.