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Latest News from China - 04/15/2001

April 21, 2001 |  

[Northeastern China] The Story of A Kind-Hearted Non-Practitioner In April of 2001, close to 40 practitioners attended an experience sharing conference in a certain northeastern Chinese city. The conference was completed successfully without any interruption, and the practitioners left with a peaceful and benevolent feeling in their hearts. The practitioners did not find out until much later that an elderly gentleman living next door to the conference site had heard everything from the start. He later said, "I know that you are all good people. I was afraid that you would be discovered by the police so I stood in front of my house acting as a watchman for you guys." He also said that he wanted to start practicing Falun Gong himself. This small episode helped practitioners truly see the power of the Dafa. In his great benevolence, Master Li is doing everything possible to bring more people to the Dafa. We should work even harder to clarify the truth to the people of the world and bring them salvation. [Mainland China] A Question from an Elementary School Student The authorities in a certain Chinese city forced many people to sign their names on a "petition" against Falun Gong. While that effort was taking place, elementary school students were ordered to erase or cover up Falun Gong slogans painted all over the city with words such as "Truthfulness-Benevolence-Forbearance" and "Falun Dafa is Good!" A student went to see the school principal and asked, "Teacher, 'Truthfulness- Benevolence-Forbearance' are such beautiful words. Why are we covering them up?" The principal did not know how to respond to that question. From that point on, the students in the school were no longer ordered to erase or cover up Falun Gong slogans. [Shandong Province] Righteous Thoughts Help Practitioners Escape from Danger The police in a certain Shandong city arrested a practitioner at his home at 6 AM on April 6th, 2001. They sent him to the Wangcun Labor Camp, where he was supposed to attend a so-called "transformation class." On the way there, the practitioner began to think righteous thoughts in his heart. He told himself, "The labor camp is not the place where I am supposed to be. They are going to send me home tonight!" When he arrived at the labor camp, he was given a physical examination. The doctor said, "He failed the physical. We cannot take him in." The police who arrested him had no choice but to send him home. On the same day, another practitioner went to visit a fellow practitioner at his home. He was turned in by an informant and arrested by the police. He was taken to the police station, where he was ordered to fill out some forms and sign his arrest warrant. He refused to do so, and told the police that they were knowingly breaking the law despite being law enforcement officials. A while later, the practitioner began to tell himself, "This is not a place where I am supposed to stay. I need to get out of here." At that very moment, several policemen were called away to attend a closed-door meeting in a room next door, and only one policeman was left to guard him. That policeman then suddenly went upstairs to turn in some forms. The practitioner went outside and saw 4 or 5 policemen in the guardhouse. He told himself, "I am a cultivator in the Buddha school. They cannot see me." He opened the front door, caught a taxi, and went home without any problem. [Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Officials in the Wanjia Labor Camp Torture Falun Gong Practitioners A number of practitioners are being detained in the 9th platoon of the Wanjia Labor Camp in the city of Harbin. Since January 31st, fifteen female practitioners have been placed inside six tiny jail cells (the area of each jail cell was 4 square meters, or less than 40 square feet. Cages were placed inside two of the six cells with less than 3 square meters of open space remaining). They were punished in such a manner whenever they performed the Falun Gong exercises. Many of them have been brutally beaten by male policemen. Many other practitioners are being locked inside of the five iron cages outside of the tiny cells. The guards took off the practitioners' winter coats and jackets when the temperature outside fell below -36°C (- 33°F). They also took away the shoes of practitioner Lin Xiuru, and forced her to sit on an iron chair, shivering in the cold for four days and three nights without any sleep. Twelve guards were divided into 2 shifts, and they were assigned to watch the practitioners who were locked in the tiny cells around the clock. Those practitioners not only were denied sleep, but they also had to remain standing at all times wearing only socks on the icy cold floor. After not getting any sleep for three days and three nights, practitioner Guo Hongyu was so tired on the 4th day that she fell down to the ground, yet she was still not allowed to get any sleep until that evening. There were no furnishing at all in the tiny cells. When the practitioners were finally allowed to get some sleep, they had to sleep on icy cold floors wearing thin sweaters or sweatshirts. They were finally given some quilts on the 8th day. Each cell was given two quilts. The practitioners had to put 1 quilt on the ground and cover themselves with the other one (two or three practitioners had to share 1 quilt). Several practitioners, including a 21-year-old young lady named Li Haiyan, were handcuffed to iron chairs for 8 days and nights and then thrown into the tiny cells. The wrists of Li Haiyan turned purple from being forced to wear handcuffs for so long. The guards did not give her a quilt until the 9th day. Their food for the first six days consisted of a small serving (a quarter of a small box) of cornmeal porridge twice a day. Starting from the 7th day, they finally received a small piece of cornbread with every meal. They had to hand the quilts over to the guards every day when they got up in the morning, and have not been allowed to wear any shoes to this day. The faces, legs and feet of all the practitioners are swollen after being locked up inside tiny cells for more than 2 months. One practitioner named Zhang Hong has been locked inside a tiny cell for a total of 9 months now. One evening twelve practitioners, including Wang Huiling, decided to perform the meditation exercise on their beds. Male guards rushed in and dragged them down from their 2nd level bunk beds. They were dragged outside to the corridors barefoot, kicked and beaten while wearing only thin sweatshirts. The guards grabbed their hair and hit their heads against the wall. Some practitioners' teeth were knocked out, and their faces were severely bruised. Several practitioners were handcuffed behind their backs and hung up in the air with their feet off the ground. They lost all feelings in their hands for a long period of time after they were finally brought down. Many practitioners are suffering from rashes and other skin infections because of the damp environment that they have been forced to live in, plus the terrible sanitation conditions, bad air circulation, and not being allowed to have a hot shower for months. At this time, several dozen practitioners are being detained in the Wanjia Labor Camp even though they have finished serving the terms of their original sentences. Why has their right to go back to their families been taken away from them? [Zhejiang Province] Partial List of Male Zhejiang Practitioners Being Detained in Labor Camps Out of all the male Zhejiang practitioners who are being detained in the labor camps, most of them are detained in the Shiliping Labor Camp. This labor camp is located in the city of Longyou. Its zip code is 324402, and its phone number is 86-570-7066002. The following is a partial list of practitioners being detained in the labor camp: Wang Dawu, a graduate student in his 30's from the city of Hangzhou, was sent to the labor camp after publishing a personal statement on the Internet in an effort to clarify the truth. Wang Jianjun, from the city of Hangzhou Li Guankai, from the city of Ruian Xu Luhai, from the city of Wenling Fan Zhongzhuang, from the city of Jinyun, around 40 years old Shu Baomin, from the city of Jinyun Li Jiancheng, from the city of Jinyun Xiong Wei, a 26-years-old lawyer from the city of Jinhua Zhu Limin, in his 30's, from the city of Jinhua Zhu Zuoyin, in his 30's, from the city of Jinhua Hong Chang, a 32-years-old graduate student from the city of Jinhua Shao Xiaoshan, from the city of Lanxi, around 40 years old Dai Hongwei, from the city of Jiangshan, in his 20's Shu Min, Chen Tingwei, Sun Xiaojun, Lin Yihua, Zhu Hongwan, Jin Zihua, Chen Wuyong, Jiang Xiaochun, Xia Zhengqing, Jin Jiannan, Wei Yue, Han Ping, Hua Jianhao, Zhang Haijun, Peng Xiaodong, Chen Zhenhong, Jiang Jialin, Zhu Guangchao, and Dai Weiyong [Zhejiang Province] Partial List of Female Zhejiang Practitioners Being Detained in Labor Camps Out of all the female Zhejiang practitioners who are being detained in labor camps, most are serving time in the Moqianshan Labor Camp. The following is a partial list of practitioners being detained in this labor camp: Zhou Li (26 years old, former student at the Chinese Academy of Science), Fang Xueying (from the city of Pujiang), Ye Min, Yu Yamin, Wu Yanyun, Chen Yimin, Zhao Ailin, Xiang Jinying, Chen Suihua, Shen Xiaopin, Zhou Ainu, Xu Jianwei, Chen Zhixian, Liang Hemei, Zhang Xiangying, Tian Weihua, Wang Lijun, Yu Liying, Yu Guiying, and Yao Hongwen. [Shanxi Province] Practitioners Liang Xingrong and Li Jun Arrested by the Police Practitioner Liang Xingrong (male) has been to Beijing five times to appeal for Falun Gong and was illegally detained twice. On February 28th, he and another practitioner went to the city of Weinan. They had 700 copies of Falun Gong truth-clarifying material with them. No one has seen or heard from him since then. Practitioner Li Jun (male) was discovered by several old ladies while passing out Falun Gong truth-clarifying material in an apartment building on the evening of February 28th. Ma Yuzhi, a security officer at the Shanxi Province Metallurgy Factory who happened to live in that apartment building, dragged him to the police station. Ma Yuzhi received 1000 Yuan as a reward for turning in the practitioner. His home phone number is 86-29-2534803. [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Hubei Practitioner Arrested for Publishing a Personal Statement on Minghui Zhou Qian, female, a practitioner from the Hubei Chinese Medicine College (located in the Wuhan district of Wuchang), published a personal statement on Minghui declaring her intention to continue cultivating herself in Falun Dafa. Because of that, she was arrested by the police and held at the Dongxihu Detention Center for more than one month. After she was released, she was arrested again on April 2nd for no apparent reason. [Qichun, Hubei Province] A Record of the Crimes Committed by Qichun Policemen The Chinese New Year is supposed to be the time when family members get together to celebrate the biggest holiday of the year. Yet on the 2nd day of the Chinese New Year, policemen from the Liuhe Police Station broke into the homes of several practitioners late in the evening while they were sleeping and took them away by force. It was in the height of winter with heavy snowfall. The policemen stripped the practitioners down to their undershirts, filled water basins, and forced practitioners to sit in them. As if that were not bad enough, the police also turned on electric fans and blew cold air on them for more than 2 hours. It was so cold that the water in the basin almost froze solid. Among the practitioners who were mistreated in such a manner, two of them are senior citizens who are around 60 years old. The captain of the police station is named Zhang Ming. The telephone number of the police station is 86-7237-7484133. [Wulian City, Shandong Province] Partial List of Shandong Province Practitioners Sent to the Labor Camps In Recent Days The police arrested practitioner Yu Zhaoyan at her home and sentenced her to a 3-year term at the Jinan Female Labor Camp. Practitioner Chi Mingxiang was sentenced to three years at a labor camp for going to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong. Xu Zhongdong and Yu Zhoushui were each taken away by the police from their homes and sentenced to 3-year terms at labor camps. [Zunhuan City, Hebei Province] Crimes Committed by a Policeman with the Surname of Jia Jia is the deputy police captain in the Zunhuan City 1st Detention Center. He has brutally beaten and tortured a number of Falun Gong practitioners, including practitioners Zhang Shuying and Qi Shuyan. [Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] Cowardly Behavior of Chengdu Policemen After Minghui Net exposed some of the crimes committed by the Niuko Police Station in the city of Chengdu, the police there decided to take down the names and pictures of certain policemen from the wall of the police station. Later on, they decided to take down all the names and pictures of the policemen there from the wall to avoid more public exposure of their crimes. As the second year anniversary of the "April 25th Zhongnanhai Event" nears, a few Chengdu districts have kicked off a new wave of persecution against Falun Gong practitioners. The authorities have illegally detained a number of local practitioners and forced them to attend "transformation classes." All practitioners are urged to behave according to guidelines set forth by Master Li's new article, and take each step carefully.