World Journal

World Journal Daily reports: United States District Court Judge D. Cote entered a default judgment on December 21, 2001, against the Vice Director of the Public Security Bureau of Hubei Province, Zhao Zhifei. The defendant has tortured Falun Gong practitioners to death and violated the federal Torture Victim Protection Act. Attorney Terri Marsh said she had sufficient reason to believe that the plaintiff, Peng Liang, has also been tortured to death, as were his mother and brother, by policemen from Hubei Province.

Break Through the Barriers, Clarify the Truth and Offer Salvation to People

I clarify the truth to Chinese people online at peak times. As I do so, predestined people "show up." Some directly say, "Falun Gong's verdict will be overturned for sure!" "Now I finally know that it (the Chinese regime's propaganda) was all a lie." These people, however, bore great enmity toward Dafa when we first started "talking." Internet chat doesn't require any professional skills. Anyone can learn it in a minute.

A practitioner clarified the truth at an airport and answered a young man's question regarding whether Teacher amassed wealth by unfair means. This practitioner told him about how Teacher traveled all over China and often could not afford a sleeper car train ticket, so he sat on a hard seat and sometimes even slept at the train station. He also told the young man the "shoe story" (once when Teacher gave a lecture to students, he wore a pair of worn-out shoes). When the young man heard these stories, he wept and held up the pamphlet, promising solemnly that he would ask his family and friends to read it and that he would clarify the truth to them.

Summary of News in Mainland China

Today, 141 people solemnly declared that everything they said, did and wrote inconsistent with Dafa under the mental and physical persecution by Jiang's regime is null and void. They will steadfastly cultivate and redouble their efforts to clarify the truth, expose the evil, and make up for the damage they have caused to Dafa. They will keep up with Master's Fa-rectification process and strive hard in their cultivation to meet the standard of a true practitioner in Fa-rectification. One practitioner used her own experiences to disclose the unlawful officials and the state-run media, exposing how they controlled, threatened, and forced her to fabricate stories and slander Falun Gong.

After the police in Kou Township, Laiwu City tied up and beat two female practitioners, they continued to humiliate them by handcuffing them outdoors. Another female practitioner was tortured for 9 days mentally and physically before she was sent to a detention center, where she was further tortured until she was in critical condition. The Fangxia Township police used all possible means in hunting for a female practitioner and finally kidnapped her, detained her forcefully, and sent her to a brainwashing class.

News from Overseas

Mr. Li is an Australian citizen, and his fiancee is still in Shanghai, China. Both of them are Falun Gong practitioners. In Australia, Mr. Li has learned from TV, radio and newspapers that many Falun Gong practitioners in China were forced to leave their homes, had been beaten to death, and that some female practitioners were even sexually harassed or raped just because they hold firmly to their belief in Falun Gong. When news came to Mr. Li from Shanghai that his fiancee was missing, he dared not imagine what could have happened to her. Very upset, he hurriedly went back to China. However, he was forced to come back to Australia even before he could have a chance to see his fiancee who, the police told him, had been arrested.