Latest News from China - 11/29/2001
November 29, 2001
[Dalian City, Liaoning Province] A Falun Dafa Practitioner in Dalian City is Tortured to Death
A Dafa practitioner (name unknown), an employee of the Senior Cadre Institute of Dalian Light Industrial College was tortured to death by police during his unlawful detention in the Dalian Forced Labor Camp. His family was also torn apart due to the persecution brought upon him at the responsibility of Jiang Zemin's political gang. Details still need to be investigated further.
[Jinan City, Shandong Province] Urgent Call to Rescue: Falun Dafa Practitioner Li Xiaoping's Life Is in Danger
Recently, it was reported that since her arbitrary arrest on July 2nd , Dafa practitioner Li Xiaoping from Jinan City, Shandong Province has been held in Team 1 of the Shandong Provincial Female Labor Camp. To protest she has been on a hunger strike for almost 150 days. Her internal organs are exhausted and her life is in danger. The Team 1 leader Wang has completely lost his human nature. He beats up Dafa practitioners whose lives are in danger, and also threatens them with yearlong force-feeding.
[Lanzhou City, Gansu Province] Reprehensible People at Lanzhou University Intensify the Persecution Against Dafa Practitioners
Recently, the Gansu Provincial "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) issued strict orders to Lanzhou University to achieve a 50% "conversion" rate [refers to the process of brainwashing and torturing practitioners into renouncing Dafa.] In addition, the so-called "transformed" people (people who were brainwashed and tortured until they renounced Dafa] must slander Dafa publicly on TV. Corrupt individuals at the Lanzhou University held a "Compulsory Brainwashing Class" which is not only illegal but unconstitutional. They forced 6 practitioners, including 3 teachers and 3 students to attend the brainwashing class. Now they place great hope on making the 3 students denounce Dafa in order to achieve the 50% "conversion" rate. Recently we have learned that 2 students were sent against their will to be brainwashed in an underground hostel of the Lanzhou University Youth League Committee. Another female student ran away from school to resist the brainwashing. Her current whereabouts are unknown.
This spring, Tan Xiaorong, a doctoral student in the Department of Life Sciences,
and Wang Yunbo, an undergraduate student in the Department of Economic Management at Lanzhou University painted signs that promoted Dafa along Dingxi road and were arrested. Currently, they are still being illegally held in the Xiguoyuan Detention Center. According to the latest information released, they are waiting to be sentenced.
At 2 a.m. on October 31, 2001, while fast asleep, a young teacher from the Department of Life Sciences at Lanzhou University, Bao Xinkang (holding a master degree) was unexpectedly confronted at his home by officials from Lanzhou University Security Division and the local police. They yelled while violently beating on the door, claiming that they would ransack his home. They made a great deal of commotion that was heard throughout the neighborhood. Bao Xinkang firmly refused the police's illegal presence and request to open the door. He tried to get out through the window of the fifth floor using a rope. Unfortunately, he fell while half way down resulting in a serious spinal injury.
[Changchun City, Jilin Province] Jilin Provincial Female Labor Camp Forcibly Enslaves Dafa Practitioners to Make Products for Export
The "Work and Rest Schedule" on the wall in Jilin Provincial Female Labor Camp is used to deceive visitors. In actuality, the camp uses another system. In order to earn more money, the police force the unlawfully detained Falun Gong practitioners to work until 1 or 2 a.m. at night. The bedtime is different for various shifts. They are forced to get up early, usually at 3, 4 or 5 a.m. to work the next morning. They handpick white beans, which are then exported to Middle Eastern countries. However, they export the products under the name of the "Jilin Province International Cooperative Corporation."
We appeal to people with conscience throughout the world to resist by not purchasing such products. Please don't help these criminals be able to sell their products. This is one other way for people with a conscience to resist evil.
[Fushun County, Liaoning Province] A Retired Teacher Unable to Return to Her Home
Falun Dafa practitioner Peng Wangjun, 66 years old, is a retired teacher from the vocational high school in Fushun County, Liaoning Province. On July 24, 2001, Yang Shaoguo from the Daguan Police Station in Xinfu District, Fushun City unexpectedly came to Peng's home and ordered him to go to the police station. Peng did not go and refused to cooperate in any way with this vile policeman. Yang went back to the police station to gather up another four policemen. They drove back to arrest Peng. Meanwhile Peng Wangjun seized the opportunity and left home. He has been force to move from place to place to avoid further harassment ever since.
[Fushun City, Liaoning Province] Wujiabaozi Labor Camp Officials Brutally Torture Dafa Practitioner Shi Jinling
Shi Jinling has been persisting in her righteous thought since she was unlawfully detained in the Wujiabaozi Labor Camp in October 2001. On November 10th, simply because she practiced the peaceful cultivation practice of Falun Dafa, the police tortured her by shocking her in the mouth with an electric baton, causing her tongue to fester and her lips to swell and turn black. On November 11th, she went on a hunger strike to protest her detention and torture. On the forth day of her hunger strike, she was put into solitary confinement -- handcuffed to an iron gate and forced to stand still for three days and three nights. Because she exposed the evil deeds of her torturers they poured cold water on her during the night. They poured cold water down her neck for two days completely soaking her. They also force-fed her. When she was force-fed the first time, Shi Jinling refused to cooperate with them, so her torturers forcibly pulled out one of her teeth. She was force-fed twice a day. After force-feeding her, they injected her with tranquilizers. During the daytime, they played high-volume disco music over loudspeakers to disorient her and not let her think clearly. Dafa practitioner Shi Jinling is still determined and unyielding.
[Xinjiang Autonomous Region] Three Falun Dafa Practitioners Brutally Tortured and Illegally Sentenced
On December 2000, Falun Gong practitioners Yu Jianmin, Tao Ge, and Li Yongzheng were unlawfully arrested by the Hutubi Town police in Xinjiang. Tao Ge, in an attempt to avoid being arrested, accidentally fell from the fourth floor of a building on the eve of December 8. Later, he was sent to a hospital for examination. The x-ray revealed that both of his legs were fractured. His left wrist and part of his spine was fractured, and his right wrist was badly sprained. His face has remained swollen. To make matters worse, the hospital gives its patients only a small portion of food that lack substantive nutritional value. And thus, this slowed down Tao's recovery. But, deceitful police officers in the detention center lied about Tao's condition and said that he was recovering because he gained weight. Despite Tao Ge's serious condition, the police deprived him of sleep for 9 days and 9 nights. As soon as he closed his eyelids, they would kick him so that his eyes always remained open. At present, Tao Ge has not fully recovered. In the beginning, Tao's family was not even allowed to visit him. His family requested bail be issued on bond or parole for medical treatment, both of which had been denied.
Li Yongzheng was asked to resign by representatives of his work unit while he was unlawfully detained in the detention center. His wife was pregnant, and there is no source of income for his family. His family's request to bail him out on bond was denied.
Yu Jianmin was tortured by being deprived of sleep and was not even allowed to close his eyes for 7 days. Police also instigated inmates to beat Yu and other Falun Gong practitioners.
The Hutubi Court held a trial on October 24, 2001. No public hearing was allowed, and only a few family members were notified. The procuratorate council announced the so-called "criminal evidence" of the three practitioners mentioned above they were charged with practicing Falun Gong exercises and distributing truth-clarifiying literature.
During the trial, Li Yongzheng brought up the issue that legislation ought to be administered by the People's Congress and its standing committee, and that other organizations and individuals have no right to dictate the law. The representative from the procuratorate council brought out a document (the publishing date was unknown) and claimed that these charges were based upon the law. Tao Ge then asked, "Are you really addressing the law? Then why was I so badly injured, and was still forced to keep my eyes open for 9 days and 9 nights, and was even kicked...." The judge and the court clerks immediately reacted by interrupting him. Throughout the trial, Dafa practitioners were not given a fair opportunity to speak out or testify on their own behalf. Whenever the practitioners attempted to speak, the judge or the court clerks would interrupt them.
The trial went on from the morning till 5:00 PM in the afternoon and was adjourned since it was not over. It was said that the court would give further notice for the trial to resume at a later date. Without the second trial (for sentencing) ever being held, the court decided to proceed with the sentence terms: Tao Ge and Li Yongzhen received 5 years, and Yu Jianmin received 7 years of imprisonment.
According to sources, the prison terms for sentencing Falun Gong practitioners are predetermined internally. The court procedure is just a formality and is unconstitutional. Attorneys have revealed that the judicial authorities have issued orders that, in principle, Falun Gong practitioners cannot have attorneys to defend them. Defense by attorney has to be approved by the judicial authorities, and attorneys have to report their contacts and conversation with Falun Gong practitioners at any time when asked to.
Telephone number of Hutubi Detention Center: 86-994-4502314 (main number) transferring to the detention center.
[Mudanjiang City, Heilongjiang Province] Three Falun Dafa Practitioners Brutally Tortured and Sentenced Without Cause.
Sun Xiuqin: female, 55 years old. On October 26, 2001, Sun was illegally taken away at Sandaoguan by rough police officers from Aimin Police Station in Mudanjiang City. The police officers took turns beating her with wooden clubs. Her buttocks were bleeding and turned into a dark purple color. After that, these thugs took turns slapping her face. When their hands began to hurt, they then slapped her face with books until her face turned dark purplish and became swollen. Sun could not even open her eyes. Despite the injuries, these brutal police officers did not stop. Instead, they became more brutal. The police bent one of her arms towards the back from above the shoulder, the other from under, and tied both her hands with tight ropes. To tighten the rope further, they changed ropes three times, and placing beer bottles behind her back to raise her lower arm. When she still refused to give in, the evil police force-fed her twice with chili and mustard powders. The torture methods immobilized Sun's arms and resulted in several bodily injuries. She also suffered severe mental trauma and she became numb to the outside world. Even so, Sun is still detained in the Second Detention Center of Xinglong in Mudanjiang.
Liu Nan: female, 28 years old. On October 13, 2001, Liu was illegally taken away by rough police officers from Aimin Police Station in Mudanjiang City. Police officers pulled her hair, rammed her head against the wall, and then kicked and beat her until she lost consciousness. The wicked police officers then took advantage of her unconsciousness by insulting her with indecent language and despicable acts.
Hou Lihua: female. Hou was forcibly arrested at her work unit by police from Aimin Police Station in Mudanjiang City. The police brutally tortured her consecutively for 5 days and 5 nights. They tied her up to the "tiger bench," and added the maximum number of bricks possible under her feet to cause severe pain. Police officers also sat on her chest while they poured mustard oil (which causes severe burning and irritation like chili pepper oil) into her mouth. Simultaneously, they inserted two burning cigarettes into her nostrils. They also wrapped her head with the plastic bags used for torturing. Currently, Hou Lihua is in critical condition and is under emergency treatment in Mudanjiang Beifang Hospital. Details are still under investigation.
[Southern China] Practitioners Recently Hold Several Fa Conferences
Recently, practitioners in a Southern China area have had the determination to hold several Fa conferences. Attendees exchanged their experiences, and have become more confident about the future. They are determined to strive forward vigorously, and to be diligent with their cultivation practice. The number of people attending each Fa Conference ranged from 60 -- 80. Fellow practitioners who sustained the hell-like test recounted what they and other practitioners in prison had experienced. They analyzed and rebutted evil enlightenment and have become more discerning. They have made up their mind to "take the Fa as Teacher" and break all the arrangements of the evil forces. Out of the benevolent protection of Teacher, all Dafa practitioners have safely returned home from these conferences.
[Beijing] Couple Abducted After Distributing Truth Revealing CD's During Wedding Ceremony
Practitioners Han Yong and Liu Yun were abducted on the third day after their wedding. They are now being illegally held at Qinghe Detention Center, a subsidiary of Haidian Branch of Beijing Police Department.
Han Yong and Liu Yun gave a truth revealing CD to a former classmate who came to attend their wedding ceremony. This classmate informed the police, and the couple was then abducted. Their home was searched, and computers and other items were confiscated. Both of them were arrested.
Han Yong and Liu Yun both are college graduates from the Budget and Finance College. Han Yong is currently enrolled in a post-graduate program. Ever since the couple practiced Falun Dafa, they have experienced great improvements in both mind and body, and were able to eliminate most of their bad addictions and impure thoughts. Han Yong said, "It is Dafa that has reformed me, purified my mind and body. I have come to know the preciousness of Dafa, since at present, there is no other force which can change a person's soul like this." Through practicing Dafa, Liu Yun transformed into a considerate person who always puts others ahead of herself.
Han Yong and Liu Yun were simply clarifying the truth to the people and yet they become victims of the "state terrorism" of Jiang Zemin's regime. We call for attention from kindhearted people and Dafa practitioners worldwide to help this young couple.
The telephone number of Qinghe Detention Center of Haidian Branch of Beijing Police Department: 86-10-62902266.
[Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] The Nanzhou Prison Illegally Detains Steadfast Dafa Practitioners
At present, there are two steadfast Dafa practitioners illegally being detained in the Nanzhou Prison in Guangzhou City of Guangdong Province. They are Lin Xueyan (female) and Yuan Yanlan (female). Lin Yueyan was arrested for going to Beijing to appeal and has been illegally detained for more than fifteen months. Yuan Yanlan was arrested for distributing truth-clarifying materials and has been illegally detained for more than sixteen months. These two Dafa practitioners persevered in studying Dafa and practicing the Falun Gong exercises in prison. They refused to cooperate with the evil and suffocated the evil many times. One time, the evil threatened that if they practiced Falun Gong, all the prisoners in the cell would not be allowed to watch TV. It was in attempt to arouse the hatred of the prisoners against Dafa practitioners. The two Dafa practitioners resolutely went on hunger strike and solemnly warned the evil not to involve other people. These two Dafa practitioners acted and spoke according to Dafa in every place and under any circumstance in prison, thus showing the characteristics of Dafa practitioners. They also promoted Dafa to the prisoners and all the prisoners accepted them and said, "Except them, every one else in this cell is selfish." Some prisoners said that they would learn Falun Dafa after they got out of prison.
[China] "Truthfulness-Benevolence-Forbearance is the Most Sacred"
At the beginning of June of this year, I went to Tiananmen Square to unfold a banner that said "Truthfulness-Benevolence-Forbearance." I was taken to the Tiananmen Square Police Station. The police personnel asked me, "Why did you go to Tiananmen Square to hold the banner?" While I was still thinking about how to answer this question, the police personnel answered for me. He said, "Tiananmen Square is the most sacred place." I was very happy when he said that and right away I said, "Truthfulness-Benevolence-Forbearance is the most sacred universal law, therefore, I went to Tiananmen Square to display the banner."
[Xiantao City, Hubei Province] The "610" Office of State Terrorism is Still Committing Crimes
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) in Xiantao City of Hubei Province is still holding brainwashing classes in order to persecute Dafa and Dafa practitioners. On many occasions, the "610" state terrorists, who are the corrupt police of the political security group, broke into the homes of residents and even took away kind-hearted Falun Gong practitioners in broad daylight, either throwing them into brainwashing classes for forced brainwashing or detaining them arbitrarily and without any charge, in a detention center. This caused the practitioners to suffer all kinds of inhuman mental and physical tortures. The "610" office illegally sentenced many people to forced labor, including the steadfast Dafa practitioner Liu Xiong and his spouse. Now, the brainwashing class and the detention center are still detaining more than ten Dafa practitioners.
Dafa practitioner Wang Dongmei (female) went to discuss the issue regarding finding a job with her former fellow practitioner one night towards the end of October (before, Wang Dongmei was persecuted and lost her job because she practiced Falun Dafa). She was followed by some malevolent policemen and arrested (without showing any arrest warrant.) The plain-clothes police ransacked her home also without any warrant and took away Dafa books, materials, and her marriage necklace, ring, etc. Afterwards, they stayed at her home in an attempt to arrest other Dafa practitioners. Wang Dongmei was sent against her will to the brainwashing class and her child, who was still in elementary school, was left alone at home, waiting in tears for his (or her) mother to come home.
Because it was too early to pick up his child from the evening class, Dafa practitioner Sun Chuanming conveniently went to Wang Dongmei's home to visit her and was arrested by the malevolent police and also sent to the brainwashing class. In the brainwashing class, Sun Chuanming used all kinds of means to resist the evil. The malevolent police got angry and sent Sun Chuanming to the No.1 Detention Center of Xiantao City for illegal detention. Later, Sun Chuanming was brutally beaten by the police of the political security group. Chuanming passed out several times from the beatings.
The major offenders who are the malevolent police:
Phone number of the police department to report complaints: 86-728-3222777
The switchboard of the police department: 86-728-3222552 to transfer
Peng Bangting, the team leader of the political security group, phone: 86-728-3222810
Zhou Guohuai, the vice team leader of the political security group
Zeng Jingwen, section chief of the political security group
[Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] The Changlinzi Forced Labor Camp Continues to Poison People's Minds
Recently it was shown that the Changlinzi Forced Labor Camp is still using extremely despicable means to poison people's minds. The police at the entrance forced all the relatives of Dafa practitioners to check off and sign on papers which slandered Dafa, only after that were they allowed to enter or send things to Dafa practitioners, otherwise, they were rejected without exception.
[Lanzhou City, Gansu Province] The Facts about the Recent Persecution of Dafa Practitioners in Lanzhou City
Wu Xiaojing from Sichuan Province has been illegally detained in the Xiguoyuan Detention Center since she was arrested in Lanzhou City. Because she went on hunger strike, she was in critical condition and sent to the Dashaping Forced Labor Hospital for emergency treatment. She was beaten and abused by the section chief Xu of the discipline section for studying Dafa in the hospital. Recently, she has been sent back to the Xiguoyuan Detention Center and is still detained in cell No.10 of group 14.
Dafa practitioners Li Chunhong and Gong Jun from Yongdeng District, Lanzhou City were reported and arrested on November 3 while they were setting up the broadcast of the truth about Dafa in the Honggu District. Now, they are being held without charge and against their will in the Honggu Detention Center. It is said that the case has been reported to the provincial procuratorate.
[Benxi City, Liaoning Province] The Persecution I Suffered
One night in April 2000, I went to buy groceries in the market with my friends. On my way home, I was forcibly abducted by two vicious police and brought to the local police station. In the police station, a group of corrupt police threatened me. The wicked policeman Shao Chongchun, section chief of the political security section of the Pingshan Police Station in Benxi City, Liaoning Province came over and beat me up. He howled while beating me, "Speak up, you went to buy meat, wasn't it because you wanted to go to Beijing to appeal!" He also kicked my legs and hips and howled, "I don't believe I can not control you! I don't need you to speak any more! I will break your legs! ..." The wicked policeman Shao Chongchun got tired from beating me, he took off his shirt, pulled up his sleeves, and continued trying to get a confession through torture. He frenziedly beat, kicked, and cursed at me and he pulled my hair. Later, he hung me up on the heating pipes, my body was suspended with only the tips of my toes touching the ground. He beat me up and intentionally made my body swing to cause me further pain. Because of the long duration of the malicious persecution, the handcuffs cut deeply into my wrists.
I was arrested and beaten up simply because I went to buy groceries in the market with my friends, "buying meat" was considered as "attempting to go to Beijing to appeal." They use all kinds of extremely despicable means including fabricating charges against people. From this, it is easy to see the cruelty and ignorance of Jiang Zemin's evil forces. We now solemnly warn the evil people who persecuted kind-hearted Falun Dafa practitioners: "Good is rewarded with good and evil is met with evil" is the universal law. Do not become sacrificed by "the human rights scoundrel" Jiang Zemin because of your selfishness.
The evil person in Benxi City of Liaoning Province was Shao Chongchun, section chief of the political security section of the Pingshan Police Station in Benxi City, Liaoning Province