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Latest News from China -- 1/1/2002

January 10, 2002 |  


1. [Jilin Province] Celebrating "Falun Dafa Day in Changchun City"

December 22, 2001 (the Winter Solstice) is "Falun Dafa Day in Changchun City." This sacred day opened a new page of Fa-rectification. It is a Day for Falun Dafa practitioners, heralding the day that pure sunshine will replace the dark night.

On the morning of December 23, several hundred Falun Dafa practitioners in a city in Jilin Province went out from their homes to validate Falun Dafa. They intended to eradicate the evil and save people during this holiday. There were silk banners, balloons, colorful posters and Fa-rectification banners everywhere in the towns and villages throughout the city. There was a holiday atmosphere everywhere. Falun Dafa practitioners of all ages, young and old, all stepped out to celebrate the holiday. After the celebration, everybody came back happily and safely. The common people talked about it. They all said, "Falun Gong is really amazing. The banners appeared everywhere overnight."

2. [China] Falun Dafa Practitioners in a Southern City Rectify Dafa on New Year's Eve

On New Year's Eve, December 31, 2001, Falun Dafa practitioners in a Southern City hung up more than forty Dafa banners on the busy streets, at a famous scenic resort and other places, effectively frightening the evil. While the practitioners were hanging up banners at the scenic resort, they ran into security guards, but they all returned safely.

While one practitioner was running away from a security guard and crossing the street, a taxi almost hit him and the driver was very angry. The practitioner told him, "I am a Falun Gong practitioner and I ran into security guards while hanging up banners." The driver said, "I'm not clear about Falun Gong, but I can help you escape this dangerous situation."

3. [China] Validating Falun Dafa by Being Honest

On December 5, 2001, a Falun Dafa practitioner went to the grain depot to sell his grain. The grain depot overpaid him 1,120 Yuan RMB (more than two months average monthly salary for an urban worker in China) by mistake. The practitioner decided to give the money back. His family members did not agree, and thought that they should keep it. Therefore, the Dafa practitioner told them the relationship between loss and gain. The practitioner also said, "You are happy gaining extra, but isn't the other person suffering a painful loss?" The next day, when he sent the money back to the grain depot, they asked, "What do you study?" The Dafa practitioner said, "I study Falun Dafa." The director of the grain depot said, "It is the first time that someone has returned an overpayment of money." When he left, everybody thanked him and said he was a good person. The practitioner said, "You should thank my Teacher. It is my Teacher who taught me to do this." In this way, the practitioner promoted Falun Dafa and helped people to realize that Falun Dafa practitioners are persecuted simply because they want to be good people.

4. [Heilongjiang Province] Eight Falun Dafa Practitioners are abducted

Recently, eight Falun Dafa practitioners from Jianghegang City, Heilongjiang Province, including Zhang Peixin (26 years old), Deng Aimin (female, 25 years old), Ji Yuhua (female), Li Guoyun (female), Fan Fengzhen (female), Li Yuzhang (male), Yu Lihua (female), and Zhao Feng (female) were abducted by the police. Their whereabouts are unknown. In fact, no one knows if they are still alive.

5. [Gansu Province] The Criminal Acts of the Corrupt Policemen from the Yuzhong County Public Security Bureau

On the afternoon of December 26, 2001, the policemen of Yuzhong County Public Security Bureau in Lanzhou City, Gansu Province, went to the home of a Falun Dafa practitioner named Wang Yinghe, from Jinya village, Jinya town. After they beat Wang Yinghe to the ground, they abducted him. Wang Yinghe's mother, who is over 70 years old, his wife, and their little child were crying.

In Ben village, Falun Dafa practitioner Jin Jilin's front door was kept locked. The policemen threatened and intimidated Jin's child who had just returned from school. They broke into Jin's home by climbing over the wall. Then they illegally ransacked every room. Ji Jilin now must stay away from his home and has become homeless in order to avoid further persecution.

The lawless policemen who were responsible for this: Han Shangbin (head of the public security bureau) Zhang Shizong, Shan Yongping (person in charge of the political and security section), Yu Chun (director of the Jinya Police Station) and Yu Gui (policeman).

6. [Hebei Province] Falun Dafa practitioners Li Jinhu, and Zhang Yueming were Transferred to the Shijiazhuang Forced Labor Camp and Tortured

Even though Falun Dafa practitioners Li Jinhu and Zhang Yueming from Baoding City of Hebei Province were frequently tortured in the Baoding Forced Labor Camp, they still cultivated Falun Dafa resolutely. Recently, they were transferred to the Shijiazhuang Forced Labor Camp where the torture continued. Another Falun Dafa practitioner, Gao Jianhong (male, in the first brigade) from Baoding City, was also brutally tortured in the Baoding Forced Labor Camp. When Falun Dafa practitioner Liu Yongwang from Beijing was also illegally detained there, he had already been on a hunger strike for more than one hundred days.

Phone number of Baoding Forced Labor Camp: 86-312-2191000

People who are directly responsible:

Director of the labor camp: Yu Yanping

Political committee member: Zhang Weiran

Deputy director: Yi Lixin (his sole duty is to persecute Falun Gong), cell phone: 13903225865

The first brigade: phone: 86-312-2191021

Team leader: Li Dayong, cell phone: 13032036111

7. [China] Shizishan Labor Camp Coerces Drug-addicts to Torture Falun Dafa Practitioners

The persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners inside the Shizishan Labor Camp is extremely harsh. The labor camp placed faithful and unyielding practitioners under the surveillance of drug-addicts. Those drug-addicts first of all asked the practitioners to "keep close to the wall". This means standing close to the wall, and putting paper on top of your elbows, head and body. These practitioners were forced to maintain this awkward position for a whole day and night, and if the paper fell down, they would be beaten. Next, they were forced to copy the so-called "regulations of the labor camp" and were forbidden to sleep. Even if they took a short nap, they would be scolded and severely beaten. One practitioner suffered from a mental collapse after being tortured like this for a long period of time. The police refused to admit to their crimes. Instead they defamed this man by saying he went insane because of his practice of Falun Gong.

The labor camp made a deal with the drug-addicts. No matter what measures they took, if they could coerce one practitioner to give in, 1000 Yuan RMB would be deducted from their expenditures for drug detoxification. Driven by this economic incentive, the drug-addicts dared to be so arrogant.

8. [China] A Woman Attains the Fa and Rectifies the Fa in an Evil Situation

There is a female inmate in a labor camp who was arrested and brought to a detention center after being charged with breaking a law. When she heard a practitioner promoting the Fa in the detention center, she talked to this person and decided immediately to learn Dafa. This situation did not offer her a chance to read Zhuan Falun. She could only recite Hong Yin and the Scriptures one sentence after another with the practitioners. When she was transferred to a more evil environment in the labor camp, fear could not make her give up her cultivation. She called herself a Dafa practitioner everywhere she went, practiced the exercises with other practitioners, resisted the evil, and helped to rectify the Fa.

Eventually she was put into a small cell. The evil policeman convinced drug-addicts to beat her viciously and prolonged her sentence for three more months. This was how they tried to force her to give in, but this practitioner set strict requirements for herself everywhere she went, and did not give in to the evil. After she was released from the labor camp, she immediately joined the current of Fa rectification.

9. [Heilongjiang Province] Persecution of a Practitioner in Shuangcheng City, Heilongjiang Province (continued)

40-year-old male practitioner, Wang Dekui, went to Beijing to rectify the Fa on April 2, 2000. He was illegally detained in Beijing for 3 days, then in Shuangchen City for 15 days, and in Dadui for 56 days. He was beaten, and as a result suffered from an injury to his lower back. This crime was committed by the party secretary Li Hongguo and Sun Baoquan. He had 5000 Yuan RMB extorted from him by Ma Guangru, Li Hongguo and Sun Baoquan of Jinbu village, Nongfeng Town. The money was put under an account with the village's name. On December 10, 2000, he went to Beijing to rectify the Fa, and was detained illegally in Beijing for 7 days and in Shuangchen for another 10 days. He was transferred to the Pingfang district and detained for 26 days. In the Pingfang district he was verbally abused and beaten by the prisoners everyday. Later he was illegally sentenced to a forced labor camp. The prisoners in the Changlinzi Labor Camp beat him. Every day, he was forbidden to move and had to sit on a bench. His legs were swollen, and he had difficulty walking. To make it worse, he got scabies because of the damp environment. The other practitioners detained in the Changlingzi Labor Camp, Fu Wenqing, Cai Guiliang, Cui Ping and a few others were also persecuted very severely.

Dong Fuhua was walking on Baoan Village Street on November 27, 2001 when she was arrested by two local ruffians and forcefully taken to the party secretary's home. Then she was taken in a vehicle and sent to the Nongfeng Police Substation. Liu Yunfeng and Fu Zhengbo, who were the commune officials, sent her to the Shuangchen Labor Camp. She was illegally detained for 15 days. The director of the police substation extorted 1000 Yuan RMB from her family before releasing her.

Jin Baoqing went to Beijing to appeal peacefully on December 17, 2000. She was arrested on Tiananmen Square by the police, and was sent to the Zhanqian Police Substation. She was taken back to the office station in Beijing by Wang Shengli. Four days later, Wang Yanlong of the local village government took her home. The village official Ma Xuanjun illegally detained her in the police substation for 15 days. Ma Xuanjun extorted 2000 Yuan RMB from her family for 'expenditures to go to Beijing'. The labor camp extorted 150 Yuan RMB for her meals. On January 13, 2001 on the Chinese lunar calendar, she went to visit her mother and was deceived by Ma Guanru of the village government and Fu Chaoyang of the police substation. They made her attend a brainwashing class. She was sent on January 16, 2001 on the Chinese lunar calendar to the Shuangchen Labor Camp and was detained for 52 days. She received inhuman treatment while in the camp. Her family had 200 Yuan RMB extorted from them by Fu Chaoyang, 2000 Yaun RMB by Zhao Shibo of the police substation, and were forced to pay for 'meal fees' in the amount of 450 Yuan RMB by the police substation. After she returned back to the village, she was kept under surveillance by the villagers, thereby losing her personal freedom.

Fan Yefeng was beaten by the police on Tiananmen Square in Beijing on July 1, 2000. After he was taken to the Tiananmen Police Substation, Wang Shenli beat him. Then he was taken back to the station in Beijing. On July 4, he was released after 25 days of illegal detention in Shuangchen No. 2 Police Substation, where they extorted 200 Yuan RMB from him for meals. After he went home, the village secretary, Qiao Shuqing, the head of the village, Chong Pilin, security staff Lu Changjiu and village staff Lu Changjun extorted 1500 Yuan RMB from him. In August 2001, he went to visit friends in Xingchen and was arrested and taken to the Town Police Substation. On the 27th, he was sent to the No.2 Labor Camp and was illegally detained for 16 days. The director Zhao Shibo extorted 1000 Yuan RMB from his family, and another 120-Yuan RMB for meal expenditures. The village government again asked him to pay 500 Yuan RMB. The person responsible for this is the party secretary of Xincheng Village: Wang Xintong.

10. [Heilongjiang Province] Unlawful Officials Begin a New Cycle of Persecution

Zhu Qingwen, Zhang Guofu, and other unlawful officials in Shuangcheng City, closely follow Jiang Zemin's political group to persecute Falun Dafa practitioners. Despite the situation that ordinary people are under very hard times economically, they spent a large amount of money to hire a gang of vagrants to arrest Falun Dafa practitioners.

Falun Dafa practitioner Jiang Xiuzhen was recently arrested when she was distributing truth-clarifying materials. She has twice been to Beijing to validate Dafa. After being detained for two months, she was sent to the Wanjia Forced Labor Camp and was sentenced to a one-year term.

She suffered greatly both spiritually and physically. Her body is full of scabies. Now she has been arrested again and her husband Jia Shuangyou, also a Falun Dafa practitioner, was also sent to a forced labor camp. He is detained in the Changlinzi Forced Labor Camp. Their daughter is left at home alone and she is crying every day for her parents.

Recently two practitioners, Guo Fenglan (female) and Yang Fen (female), were arrested. Zhang Guofu from 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) and the Zhaibei Police Station suspected that Guo Fenglan distributed truth-clarifying materials. They therefore started to follow her. On the afternoon of December 30th, Zhang Guofu and Li Yutang broke into Guo's house and forcefully arrested her.

Chief Criminals: The Party Secretary of the city: Zhu Qingwen

610 Office: Zhang Guofu, Zhang Shiyue, and Jiang Hongwei

Law and Political Secretary: Wang Shuqing

Police Station Chief: Wang Xiangyu

11. [Sichuan Province] Practitioner Zhong Fangqiong Is Arrested

Falun Dafa practitioner Zhong Fangqiong was arrested on December 28th in Chengdu City, Sichuan Province. On that day several people from the Womens' Association went to her house to test her attitude [regarding practicing Falun Gong]. When they found that she was still determined about practicing Falun Dafa, they arrested her. Now Zhong is detained in Pengzhou. At the same time, Jiang, another female practitioner, was also arrested.

12. [Jilin Province] Tian Yuchun Is Abducted

Falun Dafa practitioner Tian Yuchun was arrested on December 26, 2001 at the Binhe residential area in Changchun City. Her whereabouts are unknown.

13. [Qinghai Province] The Bloody Violence at the Huangzhong Police Station

Falun Dafa practitioner He Wanji distributed truth-clarifying materials on June 18, 2001, and was arrested by the Huangzhong County Police Station. During detention, he suffered vicious beatings and damage directly from police and from prisoners who were instigated by the police. Their means were extremely cruel.

One warden is especially cruel to Falun Dafa practitioners. After personally beating up He Wanji, he called on three or four prisoners to beat Mr. He violently in turn. They punched his head and face, grabbed his hair to hit his head against the wall, kicked at his legs and lower back, struck his crotch and abdomen using their elbows and knees and causing him to faint from the pain many times. This kind of beating happened several times. As a result, he suffered pain in his lower back and legs as well as became unconscious, and later his whole body was numb.

14. [Jiangxi Province] A Practitioner Is Abducted

A few days prior to New Year's Day, Falun Dafa practitioner Du Yuanfu was arrested in his home in Nanchang City, by people from the State Security Department . At that time, Du had severe high blood pressure and problems in one leg caused some difficulty in walking.

15. [Guizhou Province] Anshun City Establishes a Department to Inspect Express Mail

According to a reliable source, Anshun City has recently established an official department specifically to inspect express mail coming from other areas.