Latest News from China - 01/10/2002
- [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Changchun Detains 1000 Practitioners in 2001
- [Northeast China] Over Forty Practitioners From Northeast China Went To Tiananmen Square at the New Year Festival and Most Returned Home Safely
- [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Righteous Faith and Righteous Action: Falun Dafa Practitioner Recites Teacher's New Articles at a Labor Camp Meeting
- [Changchun City, Jilin Province] The "Riot-control Squad" Is Actually A Gang of Criminals
- [Liaoyuan City, Jilin Province] After Finishing Their One-Year Prison Terms, Two Brothers Had a Second Year Added to their Sentences
- [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Tortured Practitioner Li Jingyi's Determination
- [Heilongjiang Province] Head of the State "610 Office" Orders the Sentencing of Falun Gong Practitioners to Forced Labor Camps at Will
- [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Nanguan District Court to Hold an Illegal Hearing for Detained and Persecuted Dafa Disciples
- [Shenzhou City, Hebei Province] Everyone Must Take a Stand
- [Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] Present Situation of Persecuted Dafa Disciples
- [X County, Hebei Province] Two Dafa Disciples Parade with Banner
- [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Vicious Thugs in Chaoyanggou Labor Camp
- [Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Police Illegally Detain and Abuse Dafa Disciples
- [Yilan County, Heilongjiang Province] Yilan County Police Abduct More Practitioners
- [Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province] Evil Forces Use Students to Tear Down Truth Clarifying Flyers
- [Northeast China] Practitioners Go Out to Validate Falun Dafa Despite Rampant Persecution
- [Miyun, Beijing] Current Condition of Practitioners Detained in the Miyun Detention Center
- [Daqing, Heilongjiang Province] Police Department at Daqing Petroleum Chemical Plant Persecutes Falun Dafa Practitioners
- [Yilan County, Heilongjiang Province] Crime Evidence of Director of "610 Office" Lu Guocheng
[Changchun City, Jilin Province] Changchun Detains 1000 Practitioners in 2001
According to an internal news source in the judicial system, Changchun detained a total of 1000 Falun Gong practitioners in 2001.
[Northeast China] Over Forty Practitioners From Northeast China Went To Tiananmen Square at the New Year Festival and Most Returned Home Safely
Over forty Falun Dafa practitioners went to Tiananmen Square to confront the evil at the New Year Festival. They held a small Fa Conference before they left. On January 5, 2002, they divided into three groups and separately opened banners on Tiananmen Square. At that moment, the banners and voices of Fa rectification arose one after another in front of Tiananmen Gate, beside the Jinshui Bridge and below Tiananmen Gate. It effectively overwhelmed the evil. Five Falun Dafa practitioners were taken away, and their situation is unknown, but the other practitioners all returned home safely, then resumed their task of clarifying the truth.
[Changchun City, Jilin Province] Righteous Faith and Righteous Action: Falun Dafa Practitioner Recites Teacher's New Articles at a Labor Camp Meeting
One day in August 2000, the Changchun Fenjin Forced Labor Camp held a meeting of over one hundred people, in which they found all the evil natured people they could to break down the righteous faith of Falun Dafa practitioners. In order to achieve their sinister objective, they allowed the practitioners' families to take part because their method was to first break down the practitioners' family members. A practitioner's wife, also a practitioner herself, was one of the family members invited to the meeting. One of the "collaborators" [former practitioners whose minds have gone astray due to the Jiang regime's brainwashing or torture], appointed as group moderator, began the discussion by saying a few words. Then the practitioner's wife, holding their infant child, began to recite from memory Teacher's new articles. This thoroughly confounded the evil collaborators and officials. Her feat inspired all of the practitioners at the meeting, causing some even to shed tears. Within such a wicked environment, this practitioner disregarded all her personal interests in order to safeguard Falun Dafa, thus establishing a great and eternal mighty virtue for Falun Dafa and its disciples. At the same time, her action caused the devious plan to backfire upon the perpetrators. The unshakeable strength of Falun Dafa disciples' righteous faith so shocked the malicious officials, that the labor camp released the practitioner's wife after the discussion.
[Changchun City, Jilin Province] The "Riot-control Squad" Is Actually A Gang of Criminals
A total of seventy-four Falun Dafa practitioners were transferred from other areas to the Changchun Chaoyanggou Labor Camp on December 24, 2001. Among them were twenty practitioners from Tonghua City, thirty practitioners from Liaoyuan City and twenty-four practitioners from Baishan City. Changchun Chaoyanggou Labor Camp established a special "riot-control squad" composed of ruthless young wardens, for the specific purpose of persecuting Falun Dafa practitioners. Some wardens even loudly claimed, "Chaoyanggou Labor Camp originated the means of dealing with Falun Gong. That's why you were all transferred here."
These practitioners were intimidated and beaten immediately upon entering the labor camp, and their heart-rending cries never stopped. Many criminals also willfully beat practitioners, acting on no more than a simple hint from the conniving wardens. The practitioners were forbidden from talking to one another. Each practitioner was sandwiched between criminals on either side. They were followed around every minute and frequently abused or beaten.
Practitioner Chen Mingxian, from Liaoyuan City, was assigned to Team Four and has been on a hunger strike for many days. The Labor Camp detained Chen in a tiny cell and force-fed Chen.
[Liaoyuan City, Jilin Province] After Finishing Their One-Year Prison Terms, Two Brothers Had a Second Year Added to their Sentences
Falun Dafa practitioner Yin Hongqing (40 years old) and his brother Yin Hongjiang (34 years old) live on Zhanqian Street, in the Nongshan District of Liaoyuan City, Jilin Province. After being detained for one year terms in a labor camp, they were then detained for an extra month and sent to Liaoyuan "610 Office" brainwashing class. [The "610 Office" is 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.] Because they insisted on practicing Falun Dafa, the "610 Office" fabricated a reason and sentenced them to a second one-year term. They are currently detained in Changchun Chaoyanggou Labor Camp.
[Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Tortured practitioner Li Jingyi's Determination
Li Jingyi, a practitioner from Dalian City, about 50 years old, was arrested in Beijing on April 5, 2001 and detained in the Beijing Changping Detention Center. She insisted on practicing Falun Gong and refused to be fingerprinted. A warden, Liu Xiaobing, instigated five or six criminals to beat her. They kicked and stomped on her, beating her until she had severe lumbar displacement and her lower back was injured. The chief of the detention center, Gao Deren, was on the scene. Liu Xiaobing asked criminals to hold her while she was outfitted with implements of torture. Her hands were cuffed and ankles shackled with a distance of less than 0.3 meter (1 foot) between her handcuffs and shackles. The handcuffs and shackles were chained together so closely that she could neither stand up nor lie down, but could only crouch down. Even death penalty criminals seldom have this kind of torture applied. Wardens then asked some criminal prisoners to drag Li Jingyi into her cell.
As evening approached, the sunny sky quickly turned cloudy and a strong wind seemed to blow from all directions. Instantly, loud claps of thunder resounded in succession, followed by a deafening downpour. The female criminals were so frightened that they huddled together and said they had never heard such loud thunder. Falun Dafa practitioners understood that this was a warning from heaven to worldly people. On her seventeenth day of detainment, Li Jingyi began a hunger strike. Her weight dropped from 65 kg (143 lbs.) to less than 50 kg (110 lbs.) On the second day of her hunger strike, the torture implements were removed because she could not take care of herself due to her serious lumbar displacement. In order to resist the persecution, however, she continued the hunger strike. On the seventh day of her hunger strike, August 28, she was transferred to a Beijing detention center. Her present situation is unknown.
[Heilongjiang Province] Head of the State "610 Office" Orders the Sentencing of Falun Gong Practitioners to Forced Labor Camps at Will
As New Year's Day, 2002 drew near, Liu Jin, Vice Director of the State "610 Office" went to Heilongjiang Province to inspect the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in the province. He stated, "All Falun Gong practitioners who have been to Beijing, distributed Falun Gong flyers, painted Falun Gong posters, or refused to obey in detention centers must be sent to forced labor camps if they cannot be sentenced to jail justifiably according to the law." They are abusing the law, and in their persecution, they are actually destroying themselves.
[Changchun City, Jilin Province] Nanguan District Court to Hold an Illegal Hearing for Detained and Persecuted Dafa Disciples
The Nanguan District court in Changchun City is going to hold an illegal hearing for several Dafa disciples who have been unlawfully detained and persecuted. The hearing will take place between January 14 and 19 this year. These Dafa disciples are presently being detained in Tiebei Detention Center and Shuangyang Detention Center in Changchun City. Some of them have been illegally detained for over a year. Please attend to their situation. We also suggest that Dafa disciples all over the world send forth powerful righteous thoughts together---completely eradicating the evils persecuting Dafa and Dafa disciples and making the plot fall through. The judge of the court is Sun Tianqin. Telephone numbers 86-431-8712076-8209, 86-431-8735951-8209
[Shenzhou City, Hebei Province] Everyone Must Take a Stand
Recently, people in Shenzhou City of Hebei Province have been forced to fill out a form, declaring where they stand on the issue of Falun Gong. It is said that the order is from high authority.
The lawless officials originally planned to detain all whose attitude towards Falun Gong didn't meet the requirements of the authorities. They would then be sent to brainwashing classes. However, since the numbers were too high, they were unable to track down all parties concerned. However, some Falun Gong practitioners were sent to brainwashing classes.
The enclosing walls of the brainwashing classes are even higher than those in detention centers. In the detention centers, prisoners are let out of their cells to walk around or to relieve themselves; however, even this right is denied during the brainwashing classes.
Since Falun Gong practitioners are very firm in cultivation, the lawless officials decided to make the brainwashing classes a place to detain the practitioners for a long time. Currently, several Dafa practitioners have been sentenced to jail in Shenzhou City. The longest term to be served is ten years. Some Dafa practitioners have been illegally detained since December of 1999, following their appeal.
One of the vicious officials is Yin Yuzhen, the secretary of the Political and Judiciary Committee in Shenzhou City.
[Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] Present Situation of Persecuted Dafa Disciples
Chengdu Dafa disciples Han Qirong, Li Shiying, and Duan Cuilan went to Beijing to appeal for Dafa near the end of November or early December of 2001. They were arrested by plainclothes police and were sent to the local detention center for illegal detention.
Chengdu Dafa disciple Zuo Siqi was sent to forced labor camp in 2000 for clarifying the truth of Dafa. She was released in August of 2001. On November 26, when she realized that her behavior in the forced labor camp was an insult to Dafa, she went to Beijing to validate Dafa. As she stepped onto Tiananmen gate tower, police failed to force her to swear at Dafa and Teacher. The police then searched her violently. Since she had banners with her, she was beaten black and blue and was then sent to the local detention center and illegally detained.
Li Yun went to Beijing to appeal for Dafa in late November of 2001. She was arrested in Beijing and was sent to the local detention center.
Chen Lan, female, 32 years old, went to Beijing on December 19, 2001. She was arrested on the 20th and is presently being detained in the No. 1 Detention Center in Pi County of Chengdu City.
[X County, Hebei Province] Two Dafa Disciples Parade with Banner
On September 16, 2001, two Dafa disciples in X County of Hebei Province made an appeal to the "610 Office" to stop the brainwashing classes. They started walking from the center of the county town Mabao Yuhuandao to the drum-tower inside the town. As they walked, they held a banner announcing, "Falun Dafa is good!" and they played the music "Pudu" and "Jishi." They passed the police department and busy streets. They were able to go for about five kilometers before the police captured them. They are currently being detained.
[Changchun City, Jilin Province] Vicious Thugs in Chaoyanggou Labor Camp
In Chaoyanggou Labor Camp, scores of Dafa disciples, including Fu Yan, Yun Qingbin, and Xie Rongchun developed scabies all over their bodies. While suffering the torture of being forced to sit on a board, their pants were wet with pus and blood. On January 18, 2001, the police guards beat these Dafa disciples by hitting them with the soles of hard plastic shoes. Yun Qingbin suffered from shock. Three prisoners beat Fu Yan in turn over 100 times until their own arms ached with the pain. Fu Yan's body was badly mangled, especially inside of his thighs. Even so, the thugs didn't stop the torture. They began to scrape Fu Yan's body with iron spoons, which is an extremely painful form of torture. A cloth was stuffed in his mouth, and Fu Yan's face and forehead were covered with beads of sweat. The next day, they began to scrape Xie Rongchun's hands and thighs with the iron spoons. His skin, especially in the center of his palms, was torn and bleeding. They repeated this torture more than once. Such inhumane persecution still cannot shake Dafa disciples' firm belief in Dafa. Dafa disciples' enormous virtue is great and eternal.
[Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Police Illegally Detain and Abuse Dafa Disciples
Daqing public security system keeps holding Dafa disciples even when they have served the terms of their sentences. Tian Yingchun and Sun X were illegally detained for one month in the city detention center and were then transferred to Rang Area for half a month, and then Sa Area until after the term was over. Lu Zhenrong was transferred to Rang Area for half a month after he had been illegally detained for 32 days in Daqing City Detention Center. Four days after he was released, he was taken away from his home for no reason. Wang Guiyan was transferred to Rang Area Detention Center for half a month and then Sa Area Detention Center for two months after she had been detained in Daqing City Detention Center for 37 days (past the end of her term). However, the police didn't even inform her as to how long her term had been extended.
In the Sa Area Detention Center, Vice Director Guo Chunguang is very vicious. He doesn't provide blankets for Dafa disciples who haven't paid their board expenses. He even takes away blankets given by other guards. The Dafa disciples have to suffer from the cold. Some of them still don't feel well. There is one official there who is not a doctor, and his job is to force-feed Dafa disciples who are on a hunger strike. A 65-year-old lady didn't come to until several hours after the force-feeding. They justify this by saying that it is "for the Dafa disciple's own sake."
Recently, Rang Area Public Security Branch illegally arrested four Dafa disciples. They are Guan Fenglan, Xiao Ailin, Jiao Lixun, and Sun X.
[Yilan County, Heilongjiang Province] Yilan County Police Abduct More Practitioners
On December 29, 2001, around 7:00 p.m., policemen from Yilan County Police Department broke into the homes of practitioners without any legal procedure. They broke the windows or locks to gain entry and ransacked the houses. They also arrested ten practitioners and detained them at Yilan County No.2 Detention Center.
This is an action by the evil forces to retaliate against the practitioners of Yilan County for exposing the crimes of the police. Early in December, the practitioners exposed the crime that police brutally tortured ten practitioners and murdered another, Zhang Min. After the crime was exposed, the thugs were terrified and arranged this retaliation.
Now, two of the ten practitioners who were detained have been sentenced to a forced labor camp. The remaining eight practitioners were still detained in Yilan County No. 2 Detention Center. The practitioners began a hunger and water strike to protest the persecution and will use their lives to safeguard Falun Dafa.
[Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province] Evil Forces Use Students to Tear Down Truth Clarifying Flyers
Some leaders and a few teachers of the Agriculture Development System, Jianan Experimental School, Jiamusi City led the pupils to residential buildings to tear down the Falun Dafa flyers and truth clarifying literature. They deceived the innocent students and coerced them into committing crimes against Falun Dafa. Interested and kindhearted people who read this are encouraged to call the perpetrators and urge them to stop their evil actions.
Principal Li Jinyin, office phone (86) (454) 835-4315, home phone (86) (454) 835-2534
Vice Principal Liu Yu home phone: (86) (454) 835-9289. (Her husband Jiang Yusheng is the director of 610 Office in Agricultural Science College. phone: (86) (454) 835-9120)
Director Of Teaching Division Yin Jie phone: (86) (454) 835-2141
School Brigade (a student cadre rank) Supervisor Guo Shijun phone: (86) (454) 835-0325
[Northeast China] Practitioners Walked Out to Validate Falun Dafa Despite Rampant Persecution
The Chinese New Year is coming soon, and Jiang's Regime has started a new round of persecution. The cadres of our village received secret orders to persecute Falun Gong. The order directed all work units to have more people monitoring Falun Dafa practitioners and instructed the police to arrest practitioners and ransack their homes. I overheard a policeman tell his family, "We are again in a high alert state. We don't have enough manpower, so many people from other work units were moved in to closely monitor every action of Falun Gong. There will be a 1000 Yuan RMB (the monthly salary for an average Chinese urban worker is about 500 Yuan) bonus for arresting each practitioner. Some were assigned to wait in ambush to arrest the practitioners, while others were assigned to carry out secret investigations."
About 5:00 p.m. on December 31 2001, I saw several police cars rush by with sirens blaring. Soon thereafter, several police cars drove by slowly, without any sirens. I saw that the policemen were looking around in all directions. The environment seemed very tense. At that time, a "heart of fear" emerged, but I eliminated it immediately, and brought my brush to paint Falun Dafa banners. On the way, I met two other practitioners and they said, "The policemen were just following orders from above, but we came out to validate Dafa as usual. Four thousand copies of truth clarifying literature have been distributed. Four thousand small flyers were posted, and two hundred banners were hung." Many colorful banners stating, "Falun Dafa is Good!" were fluttering over our village.
[Miyun, Beijing] Current Condition of Practitioners Detained in the Miyun Detention Center
- Liu Jiying, female, was arrested in June 2001 and sentenced to eight years imprisonment.
- Liu Xiaojie, female, Liu Jiying's younger sister, was also arrested in June 2001, and sentenced to seven years imprisonment. She has been on hunger strikes many times. She is now very weak, and was sent to the hospital a few days ago.
- Liu Gexin and her husband Li Qihe were arrested on October 25, 2001 because someone tipped off the police by saying they were distributing Falun Dafa truth clarifying VCDs. This couple was sentenced to one year of forced labor.
- Sun Shuhua, female, is over 60 years old. In November 2001, someone informed police that she was distributing truth clarifying materials. Thus, she was arrested and sentenced to one year of forced labor.
- Zhang Shuqin, an over 60-year-old female, was forced to leave her home and become homeless to avoid persecution. She was arrested and sentenced to one year of forced labor. She began a hunger strike in the detention center. She vomited blood after prison guards force-fed her.
- Zhao Yanhong, female, is about 30 years old. While going home, she was arrested and sentenced to one year of forced labor.
- Chai Xiaoju, a 29-year-old female, was forced into homelessness, and later arrested. She went on a hunger strike following her arrest. She is now tied to a wooden board every day and cannot even take care of herself.
- Wang Yinling, a 38-year-old female, was arrested after being forced into homelessness.
- Wang Jianwen, male, over 40 years old, was arrested in June 2001.
Phone to Miyun Detention Center: (86) (10) 6906-3809
[Daqing, Heilongjiang Province] Police Department at Daqing Petroleum Chemical Plant Persecutes Falun Dafa Practitioners
Over the past two years, Director Li Yanting of the Daqing Petroleum Chemical Plant Police Department has illegally sent numerous Dafa practitioners to detention over ninety times (incomplete statistics), and twenty-one were sent to forced labor camp. So many practitioners are being persecuted in this small village in Daqing City, Xinghua, it is obvious that Li Yanting is very evil. Practitioners are being brutally tortured in the prison and some of them even tortured to death, but Li Yanting has no sympathy for them. He even ordered that practitioners be detained past the terms of their sentences, in order to escalate the persecution. Practitioner Yang Xiuli was illegally sentenced to one year of forced labor. She was detained beyond the term of her detention for an additional six months and experienced life or death situations on several occasions in the Wanjia Forced Labor Camp. Li Yanting is still pushing to persecute more practitioners.
[Yilan County, Heilongjiang Province] Crime Evidence of Director of 610 Office Lu Guocheng
Lu Guocheng, 42 years old, is the main leader of Yilan County 610 Office. Home phone: (86) (451) 721-1357. Cell phone is (86) 139-0464-0746.
After July 22 1999, Lu was appointed to Secretary (Political Instructor) of the Security Division. All of the practitioners of Yilan Coal Mine who admitted they still practiced Falun Gong were forced to leave their jobs without salary. Lu threatened the practitioners and forced them to read the prepared lies and slandering words on TV. If a practitioner refused to obey, he would lose his individual freedom and place his family at risk. In December 2000, twenty practitioners from Yilan Coal Mine were detained in Yilan County No.2 Detention Center. Lu personally signed the illegal order to send these innocent practitioners to a forced labor camp.
Practitioner-employees of Yilan Coal Mine were forced to be separated from their families. If practitioners did not comply with Lu's requirements he would persecute them; he even used a gun to coerce them. He would interrogate any practitioner at will by calling them to his 610 Office. If practitioners refused to give up, he would handcuff or detain them, refuse to let them return home, and refuse to let them eat.