[Southern China] A Ten-Meter-Long Banner With "Reinstate Falun Dafa's Reputation" Appears
At 2:30 p.m. on November 5, 2002, on a building in a Southern city's busy area, a practitioner hung a 10 m by 0.8 m banner that read "Reinstate Falun Dafa's Reputation" for everyone to see. The yellow banner with red characters was quite eye-catching. The words represented a call from Dafa practitioners' hearts.
[Beipiao City, Liaoning Province] The Police Illegally Send Falun Dafa Practitioners to Forced Labor Camps
During the period of the Sixteenth Party Congress, many police in Beipiao started to harass and kidnap Falun Dafa practitioners. They illegally kidnapped six female practitioners for practicing Falun Gong. The police sent practitioners Wang Xiuyan and Sun Yourong to Masanjia Forced Labor Camp and three other practitioners to Xidayingzi Forced Labor Camp in Chaoyang City.
They refused to release 77-year-old practitioner Sun Xueyan even though she was in shock in the detention center. They said that the order they received from the higher authorities was "No release, even if the person is dead." The police kidnapped a practitioner in her 60s and her daughter from Jinguo. They beat and cursed her. The elderly practitioner's face and legs became swollen from the beatings.
[Fushun City, Liaoning Province] The Criminals Who Persecuted Female Falun Dafa Practitioner Zhou Yuling to Death
Clearwisdom.net reported that Zhou Yuling was a native of the Town of Yingermen in Qingyuan County. She was kidnapped while distributing Dafa flyers and later tortured to death by the "610 Office." [a bureau specifically created by the Chinese government to persecute Falun Gong. It has absolute power over each level of administration in the Party, as well as over the political and judiciary branches]
We have recently learned that the names of the police who reported her are Cong Zhihong, Yang Zhendong, and Chen Taiping from the police squad at Hongtoushan Copper Mine. The director of Hongtoushan Police Station Liang Daming personally kidnapped her. According to an eyewitness, the police threw Zhou Yuling into the police car.
[Harbin, Helongjiang Province] The Police Kidnap Falun Dafa Practitioners Including Li Xiaobin, Liu Baocai, Li Xiubai, Yang Yizhong, and Zhang Chengpeng
Recently, because of the Sixteenth Party Congress, the police from Dongli Police Branch have been stalking practitioners and searching their homes. Some practitioners have been forced to leave their homes to avoid the persecution.
Li Xiaobin, female, 48, is from the Guoyuan subdivision of Xiangbin district. At around 2áp.m. on November 7, 2002, the police from the city's police department kidnapped her in her home, and have been detaining her at a brainwashing center in Shiwanding, Xiangbin district.
Liu Baocai, male, in his 30s, is from Dongli district. This spring, he was released from the Changlinzi Forced Labor Camp on parole for medical reasons. The personnel from the labor camp and the local police station often went to his house, harassed him, and wanted to send him back to the labor camp. On the morning of November 6, 2002, two police forcefully took him from his home and sent him back to the labor camp.
The police from Daowai district kidnapped Li Xiubai, her son, and her daughter-in-law. Her son Yang Yizhong's whereabouts are not known.
On November 5, police officer Liu from Daqinglu Police Station in Dongli district suddenly broke into practitioner Zhang Chengpeng's home and illegally kidnapped him without any reason. Zhang's whereabouts are not known.
[Heilongjiang Province] The Various Tortures Used In the Wanjia Female and Changlinzi Male Forced Labor Camps
In September, six female practitioners including Du Fenghua, Du Jinglan, Wang Yanwen, Hou Jiarong, and Wu Yaqin were kidnapped from their homes and sent to Wanjia Forced Labor Camp. They suffered various inhuman tortures there including being stripped naked and being whipped with wide leather straps that were dipped in water to provide maximum pain, electric shocks applied to the nipples and in the private areas, and holding the "riding an airplane" position. [In this torture, the head is bent down until it cannot go down any further, while the hands are pulled up and held up to the highest point. The hips have to point up. One is forced to keep this position unchanged for a long time.] The police do not allow the practitioners to wear their coats in the winter to cause them more suffering.
The Changlinzi Forced Labor Camp has many tortures. First, the police shocked the practitioners from their head down using ten electric batons. Some practitioners immediately lost consciousness. The police then poured cold water on the practitioners, stripped them, and beat them with wooden stools. When the practitioners passed out again, the police poured cold water on them again, hung them up by their handcuffs, forced them to remain sitting motionless on a tiny stool, and made them hold the riding an airplane position. Practitioner Gong Wenyi from Dongwai suffered a mental breakdown from the torture.
Currently the police in Yaziquan Forced Labor Camp are also using similar methods to torture Dafa practitioner, trying to force them to state in writing that they will quit practicing Falun Gong.
[Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] The Police Violate the Law
During the period of the Sixteenth Party Congress in Shenyang and North Shenyang train station waiting rooms, several dozen police rudely searched the passengers' baggage, packages, and checked their ID cards. The passengers were angrily asking, "Is this Jiang's so-called 'ruling the country with law'?"
[Yichang City, Hubei Province] The Police Kidnap Falun Dafa Practitioner Song Xiaobing
On November 4, 2002, more than ten police officers, including Ye Bing and Zhao Ping, illegally broke into and ransacked Song Xiaobing's home. They kidnapped Song at the work place, which left an under 12-month-old son at home. Song's whereabouts are unknown.
[Hanyang, Hubei Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Yan Zhigang Is Detained At Hanyang Second Detention Center
Yan Zhigang, male, 37, is a senior engineer at Yangtze River Second Navigation. In 1999, he went to Beijing to validate Dafa, was illegally detained, and sent to a brainwashing center in Qingling. He suffered various tortures in the brainwashing center for half a year. After he was released, his work unit illegally fired him and he had to leave home to avoid further persecution. Before the National Day in October 2002, the police kidnapped him from Xiantao in Hubei Province and have been detaining him in Hanyang Second Detention Center.
[Jieyang City, Guangdong Province] The Police Destroy A Falun Dafa Material Producing Site and Kidnap Practitioners
On the evening of September 15, 2002, many police suddenly surrounded a place in which Dafa materials were produced in Jieyang City and kidnapped practitioner Wu Kaitao. Later they also kidnapped other practitioners including Zhiming (pseudonym), Lin Shaofang, and Huang Meiping. Their whereabouts are unclear.
[Dengfeng City, Henan Province] The Police From Baiping Village Police Station Kidnap Eight Falun Dafa Practitioners From Hunan and Sichuan Provinces
In the early morning of July 20, 1999, the police secretly kidnapped eight practitioners from the Henan and Sichuan provinces and who had been working at the Xinteng Coal Mine. Their whereabouts are unknown.
[Zhenjiang, Jiangxi Province] The "610" Police Kidnap Almost 30 Falun Dafa Practitioners
During the period of the Sixteenth Party Congress the police from one "610 Office" kidnapped nearly 30 practitioners and sent them to a brainwashing center. The practitioners are still suffering under the attempts to brainwash them at the center.
[Meihekou City, Jilin Province] The Police Send Several Falun Dafa Practitioners to a Brainwashing Center
A staff member of a legal department in Meihekou revealed that during the Sixteenth Party Congress, the police received an order from the higher authorities stating that they must kidnap more Falun Gong practitioners in order to fill the quota. The police then kidnapped 15 -- 20 practitioners and sent them to a brainwashing center. The police said that they had to fill their quotas and the police department has already reported their "achievements."
[Shuangyashan City, Heilongjiang Province] Many Falun Dafa Practitioners Are Kidnapped During the Week-long Sixteenth Party Congress
On the evening of November 8, the police kidnapped Ma Yuzhi from her home along with Wang Lihua (female) and Chi Hailong, who were visiting her.
The police claim that an order from the higher authorities ordered them to kidnap anyone that the local police considered to be "worrisome" and they do not need to provide a reason or follow the legal procedures. In order to prevent the practitioners from going to Beijing to appeal, each local police station sent two police officers to the train stations to kidnap practitioners. Those practitioners who stay at home are forced to report to the local police station every day.
[Hefei, Anhui Province] The Police Kidnap Falun Dafa Practitioners
Several days ago, the police kidnapped several practitioners including Lao Qin, Bi Xiaojun, and Li Gangfeng. Some practitioners were taken into the police station for interrogation. The police are looking everywhere for the practitioners who have left their homes to avoid the persecution.
[Changde City, Hunan Province] The Police Destroy a Falun Dafa Material Production Site
The police destroyed a site for producing Dafa materials. Four practitioners are missing and may have been kidnapped. Those practitioners who are making Dafa materials should be very careful, especially when using cellular phones and pagers. Currently, the police often use methods such as remotely locating cell phones and surveillance.
[Xiangxiang City, Hunan Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Liu Huanqi Is Illegally Detained At the Xiangxiang Detention Center
Liu Huanqi, a staff member of the Xiangxiang City Agriculture Bureau, wrote a letter about Falun Dafa to the higher authorities. Zeng Dongchang, the Vice-Director of the bureau reported this to the police. The police confiscated Liu's home and other property including Dafa books, audio and videotapes, a computer, and a printer. Liu escaped at that time but later was kidnapped because his wife called the police. He is now being illegally detained at Xiangxiang Detention Center.
[Benxi County, Liaoning Province] Officials Kidnap Falun Dafa Practitioners
Fearing that practitioners would go to Beijing to appeal during the period of the Sixteenth Party Congress, the officials kidnapped all practitioners on their list and sent them to a fifteen-day brainwashing session in the Benxi Labor Camp.
On November 3 and 4, 2002, the police kidnapped 24 practitioners from the Gaoguan area during the night. Nine practitioners escaped. The police spent nearly 20,000 Yuan [Chinese currency, the monthly salary for an average Chinese urban worker is about 500 Yuan] but did not catch the practitioners.
Zhao Zhengyou, the county's Communist Party Committee Secretary, has been directing the police as well as the political and judiciary departments to persecute Dafa practitioners. He has directly caused many practitioners to be kidnapped, detained, sent to labor camps, or to leave home in order to avoid the persecution.