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Latest News from China - 04/08/2001

April 15, 2001 |  

[Jilin City, Jilin Province] Dafa Practitioners in Huanxiling Labor Camp Suffocate the Evil with Righteous Thoughts

At one point there were close to 200 Dafa practitioners detained at the Huanxiling Labor Camp in Jilin City. Recently however, the guards at the Huanxiling labor camp forced Dafa practitioners to attend meetings at which so-called "reformed" persons gave talks. In order to suffocate the evil and assist the Teacher in this world, Dafa practitioners resolutely resisted their attempts. Practitioners refused to attend any of the re-education classes, and went on a collective hunger strike to protest. The guards had no choice but to conclude the meeting. Dafa practitioners upheld righteous thoughts and encouraged each other and overcame one difficulty after another. The authorities at the labor camp then separated Dafa practitioners and detained them in different places, aiming to isolate them so they could not encourage each other.

At present, practitioners have been transferred to places such as Tonghua, Jiutai, and Liaoyuan, etc. Currently, those practitioners who are considered unable to be transformed are being deprived of their rights of visits from family members and subsequently have received no daily supplies.

[Shandong Province] Cao Zhenying from Shandong Social Science Institute Was Arrested in February, and Is Still On A Hunger Strike

Cao Zhenying was sentenced to work at the labor camp in March 21, for insisting on practicing Falun Dafa. She had lived and worked at the Shandong Party Social Science Institute. Cao's husband recently passed away on January 30, 2001, and in February the police came to her home and arrested her. Cao's arrest left her child, who is in elementary school, alone at home. During the illegal detention, Cao Zhenying unceasingly went on hunger strikes to protest. She was then forcibly sent to Shandong Police Hospital (also known as Shandong Labor Camp Hospital-translator) to be force-fed. We hope that all kindhearted people can pay attention to this matter.

Phone number of the Party Committee at Shandong Party School: 86-531-7945297 Phone number of Party Committee at Shandong Social Science Institute: 86-531-2704536

[Fushun, Liaoning Province] Exposing the Evil Nature of the Wujiabaozi Labor Camp

There are about 400 Dafa practitioners detained in the Wujiabaozi labor camp, of which over 300 are female. Guards in this labor camp have tortured practitioners both physically and mentally. As soon as practitioners were sent into the camp, the guards would physically abuse practitioners. Sometimes a group of guards would beat the practitioners' frantically, and use electric batons. They called this torture "Assisting & Teaching." After being sent to a cell, practitioners would be beaten up again by those so-called "reformed" persons, under the name of "stick warning." After that, practitioners were forced to study "denouncement" materials and then were forced to write something similar. Those who refused to write such materials would be tortured more viciously than before.

A college student was not transformed for several months. In the end, this student was "transformed" after being tortured and soaked in lies for a long period of time. The leader of the labor camp wanted to report his transformation to a higher authority, and organized a special interview. The leader said the student's transformation was so difficult. The authorities in the labor camp also tried to seduce practitioners to denounce Falun Gong, and claimed that whoever denounced Falun Gong would be released earlier. However, many practitioners would rather be detained longer than renounce their faith. No matter how many Falun Gong practitioners are being "reformed" by brutality and coercion, it can only lead to one result: more and more people distrusting the regime, and less and less people believing the propaganda of the hypocritical regime. It is true that "Coercion Cannot Change People's Hearts! " The large number of solemn statements is the best proof of this.

[Longkou City, Shandong Province] Local Government Brutally Persecute Dafa Practitioners

The local government of Longkou City brutally persecuted Dafa practitioners and forced practitioners to write "guarantee statements." They imposed fines of 3,000-5,000 Yuan (about 6-10 months salary in urban areas- translator's note) on those who went to Beijing to appeal. They detained Dafa practitioners for a long period of time without just cause and extorted their money. Recently, they set up a six-month "transformation class" and extorted 1,000 Yuan from each practitioner monthly.

To avoid being arrested, Dafa practitioner Chen Fengjun fled home in September 2000, and has not yet returned.

Dafa practitioners Lu Renjuan and Lu Yanna fled their homes to avoid being persecuted. The government offered a reward of 70,000 Yuan for the capture of each person. Dafa practitioner Lu Renjuan's son, Liang Bing, fled home in February 2001 and has only just returned . The Police arrested Lu Renjuan's sister, Lu Renying, and she is still detained in jail after 20 days.

[Laishui County, Hebei Province] Exposing the Malicious Persecution of Dafa Practitioners in Laishui County, Hebei Province

Liu Jinying, female, about 40 years old, is a college graduate. Liu was arrested four times for validating Dafa. Her home was ransacked; she was dismissed from her work unit and was beaten up viciously. She was sentenced to 5 years in jail at the beginning of the year for writing an open letter to the United Nation. Practitioners said to the court that if Liu Jinying were sent to jail, all the practitioners in Laishui County would go to Beijing to appeal. Facing the practitioners' serious and solemn ultimatum, the Laishui County committee gave in because they were afraid of being fired. So Liu Jinying is still detained in the Laishui County Detention Center.

Chang Zhiying, female, about 40 years old, is from Laishui County. All of her family members practice Falun Gong. She was arrested at the end of last year. She was first taken to the Village Government and tortured there, but she didn't yield. She was then sent to Laishui County detention center and tortured again. She is still being detained at the Laishui County detention center.

Wang Wenshu, female, about 50, is from Sunzhuang Township in Zuo County. The police arrested her at her home at the end of 1999, and took her to the Township Government. While there she promoted Dafa to the Township Secretary and moved the secretary to tears. She then presented three conditions: 1. Allow her to study the Fa and practice Falun Gong freely. 2. Don't bother her so frequently at home. 3. Don't impose fines on her. After October 2000, the police arrested her once again and took her to the Township Government. She was then transferred to the County detention center, where she was detained for five months. She was released after her daughter paid a fine (the amount is unknown-translator). After her release, her home was ransacked three times by the police, and each time there were over 10 policemen participating in the ransacking.

Gu Heqin, female, over 30, is from Laishui County. She went to Beijing to validate Dafa in October 2000 and was arrested on her way to Beijing. The Policemen tortured her and her home was also ransacked. They smashed electronic equipment, doors and windows in her home.

Yang Yunfeng, female, over 30 years-old, is from Zuo County. The police arrested her at her home three times without any reason given. Yang went to Beijing to validate Dafa in October 2000. After being sent back to Zuo County, she was tortured and sentenced to one year in jail in 2001.

Dafa practitioner Liu Aijuan, a female, about 30 years old, is from Zuozhou City. She went to Beijing to appeal four times. On the sixth day of the Chinese Lunar Year of 2000, she did the exercises and promoted the Fa on the street. She was detained for 23 days. The police ransacked her home and her mother's home (her parents are not practitioners- translator). A fine of 10,000 Yuan was also imposed on her. On June 20, 2000, she went to Beijing to appeal again and was detained for another 15 days. Before the National Day of 2000, Shuangta Agency officers took her to the Shuangta Agency. She was tortured there and released afterwards. On October 10, 2000, she again validated Dafa in Beijing. She was tortured many times after being sent back to the County detention center. She was then sentenced to two years in jail after being detained for two months. She is in the Baoding Labor Camp now. Her parents are taking care of her child because she is divorced.

[Lanzhou City, Gansu Province] Expose Vicious Policeman Han Ming

Han Ming is the primary criminal who is in charge of persecuting Falun Gong in the Lanzhou Police Station, Anling Branch. He looks gentle, but is actually vicious in his heart. Almost all the practitioners arrested, detained, sent to labor camps, sentenced to jail, or forced to flee home in Anling District, have been persecuted by Han Ming. Last May, he directed and was responsible for the death of our fellow practitioner, Yao Baorong . No wonder that his vile name is on the list of those people who were rewarded with a "Crackdown Merit" granted by the governments of the Province and the City.

Han Ming's office phone number: 86-931-7669014 --- Cell: 86-931-9121886 --- Pager: 86-931-8469000--8082

April 8, 2001