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February 10, 2002 |  



[Henan Province] The Fa-Rectification Feat of Practitioners on "Falun Dafa Day"

February 4th, 2002 is Henan Province Falun Dafa Day. On the evening of February 3, in the brisk and cold wind, practitioners posted banners reading, "Falun Dafa is Good" on trees on both sides of large streets and small roads. Some banners were hung on crossroads' bridges and on some buildings. The banners reading, "Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance," "Falun Dafa is the Righteous Fa," were hung along roadsides. Practitioners' fearless and unselfish, great feats effectively suffocated the evil and touched every person's heart.

[Jiangxi Province] Jiujiang City's Lushan District Court Officers Illegally Sentence Practitioners to Lengthy Imprisonment

On December 15, 2001, Jiujiang City's Lushan District Court officers illegally sentenced practitioners who already had been detained over nine months. Practitioners Zhang Shu and Lu Yiming were sentenced to seven-and-a-half years of imprisonment. Practitioners Wu Zhouyun and Liu Limo were sentenced to seven years and four years of imprisonment, respectively. Prior to being sentenced, these four practitioners had been repeatedly persecuted. Practitioner Mr. Zhang Shu's home was ransacked multiple times. He and his wife were expelled from their factory. His daughter had to go to work to earn a living. Policemen from Xiamen City's Police Department confiscated the couple's only deposit of 10,000 Yuan or more [500 Yuan is average monthly income in urban China]. His wife is also a Falun Dafa practitioner. Practitioner Mr. Lu Yiming's family members were out of work. They could not financially support him. Mr. Wu Zhouyun's wife was a practitioner too, who had to live in exile during the last year. No one took care of their 10- year-old daughter, who led a difficult life. Practitioner Liu Limo formerly had a happy family. Under the evil's menace and horror, her husband divorced her. Their less than 10- year- old daughter was deprived of their maternal love. Mrs. Liu Limo was tortured with all kinds of means during her detention period, which led to paralysis of her legs. She was persecuted to her last gasp of breath. Policemen ordered her family to take her home, as they feared being held responsible for her impending death during the detention term. Shortly after her release, Mrs. Liu Limo recovered, without receiving any treatment. And yet, the judiciary authorities sentenced her to four years of imprisonment.

Mr. Lanhu, his mother and his fiancé, all Falun Dafa practitioners from the Lushan District, were detained as they clarified the truth to the public. All their neighbors were sympathetic because they knew all these practitioners were kind-hearted people.

[Changchun City, Jilin Province] Persecution of Practitioners in the Weizigou and Chaoyanggou Forced Labor Camps

The detention term of Falun Dafa practitioner Wang Mingli, who was illegally detained in Changchun City's Weizigou Forced Labor Camp, was extended by two months without giving any valid reason.

The criminals were ordered to monitor practitioners in Changchun City's Chaoyanggou Forced Labor Camp. Two or three criminals monitored one Dafa practitioner. The practitioners were often abused and beaten. Two criminals per practitioner monitored their visits with relatives on visitation day.

[Deyang City, Shifang City, Sichuan Province] Policemen Kidnap Several Practitioners

Falun Dafa practitioner Mrs. Xa Pinhua who had to live in exile happened to meet with a local policeman when she recently went to visit another practitioner in a labor camp. She has been sent to a forced labor camp now.

Falun Dafa Practitioners Zeng Xiaocheng and Lin Shihua who were bailed out to receive medical treatment were detained again.

Sisters Wan Gufen and Wan Gurong, Falun Dafa practitioners from Lianglukou Town were detained on their way to Beijing to rectify the Fa after they were released from the Deyang City's brainwashing class. They were escorted back. Maybe they were illegally put into a forced labor camp, but we don't know for sure.

[Pingdu City, Shandong Province] Brutal Torture Imposed on Falun Dafa Practitioners

Before July 20, 2001, practitioner Sun Kelin from Sunjiahui Village, Renzhao Town, Qingdao Pingdu City, and practitioner Zhao Yugong from Dongzhaojiaguan Village went to appeal in Beijing and were illegally detained in Pingdu City. They were maltreated with all kinds of abuses and inhumanly persecuted. They are not released until now.

[Pingdu City, Shandong Province] Arrest of More Than 20 Dafa Practitioners

On November 20, 2001 practitioners from the three villages of Jiudian, Liangmu and Yunshan got together to share experiences, which was reported to the police. Over 20 practitioners were unlawfully arrested and detained at Pingdu City's Chengguan Police Station. Detailed information is not yet available.

We hope people with a sense of justice from all walks of life pay attention to this issue. All practitioners who get this information, please, send forth righteous thoughts to help them.

[Pingdu City, Shandong Province] Nanchun Town's Policemen's Criminal Acts

On November 21, 2001 three Dafa practitioners, Wang Hongyan, Wang Caixiang and Jiang Chuiping from Dongwangfuzhuang Village, Nanchun Town of Pingdu City, Shandong Province were arrested when they were posting Dafa truth-clarifying flyers. Policemen would not release them unless each practitioner handed over 5,000 Yuan. Because Wang Hongyan's husband who is also a practitioner refused the extortion, on the afternoon of November 24, seven policemen went to his home and took away their tractor. Afterwards, policemen still did not release his wife. The situation about Wang Caixiang and Jiang Chuiping, a husband and wife couple, is unknown.

[Heilongjiang Province] Please Rescue Practitioners Kidnapped to the Jiagedaqi Detention Center in the Daxinganling Area

A dozen kidnapped Falun Dafa practitioners are illegally detained at the Jiagedaqi Detention Center in the Daxinganling Area of Heilongjiang Province. Some practitioners have been detained for more than four months. On January 28, 2002 these determined Dafa practitioners launched a hunger strike, which has already lasted nine days. Their current situation is very critical. Several abusive officers attempt to cover up the fact and have now ordered a news blackout.

Responsible work units and their phone numbers:

Daxinganling Area Political and Judiciary Committee: 011-86-457-2123037

The main responsible person: Director Chen Guangyao

Jiagedaqi District Police Office: 011-86-457-2123974

[Lanzhou City, Gansu Province] Pingantai Forced Labor Camp Officers in Unit 7 Brutally Torture Practitioners

Policemen in the female division deprived determined Falun Dafa practitioners of sleep for 10 to 15 days while forcing them to work overtime during the day. If those practitioners did not comply, policemen then handcuffed their hands on the back, hung them up in the air by the handcuffs, and instigated drug addicts to beat them. Yang Rui was hung up for six days. Qiang Weixiu was hung up for seven days. But these determined Dafa practitioners did not give up their belief. Their hands recovered about two months later. Wang Lianzhen's hands have not yet recovered, though three months have passed after she was abused during that torture. She cannot take care of herself now.

Whenever new Falun Dafa practitioners are kidnapped and brought to the labor camp, policemen will take them to see Wang Lianzhen and threatened them, "If you do not give up your belief, this is your fate!"

[Lanzhou City, Gansu Province] Female Dafa Practitioner Zhang Yuxia, a Former Policewoman in Gansu Province's No. 2 Forced Labor Camp, is tortured for her Determination to Dafa

Practitioner Zhang Yuxia formerly was a policewoman in Gansu Province's No. 2 Forced Labor Camp. Because she firmly is committed to her belief and went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong three times, at the beginning of 2000 she was expelled from her work and illegally sent to a forced labor camp as an inmate. She was released after more than a year's forced labor. Afterwards, she was abducted and detained again at Lanzhou City's Xiguoyuan Detention Center for distributing Dafa truth-clarifying materials. To protest the illegal detention, Zhang Yuxia did not drink water or eat food for 12 days. She was sent back home when her life was in extreme danger. One week later, January 18, 2002, criminal enforcers from the Anning Police Department of Lanzhou City arrested her again and illegally put her into Gansu Province's No. 1 Forced Labor Camp, called the Pingantai Forced Labor Camp.

[Chongqing City, Sichuan Province] Illegal Arrest of Zhang Yinan and his Wife Tan Li, Owners of the Tianhui Aquatic Breeding Company of Rongchang County

The Chongqing Youth Newspaper reported that Dafa practitioners Zhang Yinan and his wife Tan Li from Rongchang County of Chongqing City were arrested in November 2001. Policemen confiscated a Lianxiang notebook computer, a Lianxiang laser multifunctional printer, more than 2,600 Dafa truth-clarifying flyers, some of Teacher's photos, and books and tapes from their home. Dafa practitioner Mr. Zhang Yinan is the owner of a private company, the Tianhui Aquatic Breeding Company of Rongchang County in Chongqing City. The couple started practicing Falun Gong in late 1996.

[Jilin Province] Kidnapping of Three Practitioners

Around 2 p.m. on October 21, 2001 a policeman found a female Falun Dafa practitioner reading a Dafa book on the train from Baicheng to Songyuan. The policeman immediately took her away and illegally searched her. Later, two other male Falun Dafa practitioners on the same train were also arrested and body-searched. Among them, one practitioner was Yang Weihua from Fuyu County. The other two practitioners' names were unknown. Abusive policemen from Songyuan City's Police Department beat up practitioner Yang Weihua and confiscated 6,500 Yuan in cash, and also his cell phone and pager. Now these Falun Dafa practitioners are illegally detained at Fuyu County's Detention Center. They launched a hunger strike to protest the persecution. Director Liu Liguo and other enforcers force-fed them many times. They are still being tortured in the detention center.

Director of the Fuyu County Police Department: Yu Xiangbin, Du Jizeng

Director of the Political and Security Division of Police Department: Xu Shuxian

[Qianguo County, Jilin Province] Illegal Arrest of Falun Dafa Practitioners at the Hands of the Police Authorities

At around 6 p.m. on January 11, 2002, more than 20 policemen in over ten police cars surrounded a residency in Kuli Village of Changshan Town in Qianguo County, Jilin Province. They kidnapped over ten Falun Dafa practitioners, including Zhang Keshan, Jiang Baoming and Jiang Baoming's wife, Mrs. Tang, who were sharing cultivation experiences. It was said that some practitioners were directly sent to the Heizuizi Forced Labor Camp in Changchun City and some were sent to the Baicheng Forced Labor Camp. The details are unclear.

[Da'an City, Jilin Province] Policemen Carry out the "Four-Ones" Policy

From January 28, 2002, officers 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 police department of Da'an City began a citywide persecution of Dafa practitioners. They forced those who had practiced Falun Gong to write the "guarantee statements" to renounce their belief. The police claimed, "Don't expect to have a good Spring Festival if you don't write the guarantee statements." [These statements declare that practitioners are sorry they ever practiced Falun Dafa, are guaranteeing never to go to Beijing to appeal for Dafa, will not associate with other Dafa practitioners and will renounce their belief in Dafa].

Police enforcers ransacked Dafa practitioners' homes and carried out the so-called "Four Ones" policy: if one Dafa book, one tape, one disc, one Dafa truth-clarifying flyer or a piece of paper related to Falun Dafa was found at his home, the practitioner would be detained for one month. If he refused to write a "guarantee statement," he would be sentenced to imprisonment. The police even forcibly searched any passengers carrying a black plastic bag in streets. As the Chinese Spring Festival is approaching, Da'an City is in a fearful uproar.

Up until February 3, 2002, it was known that policemen had illegally arrested nine Dafa practitioners including a 74-year-old woman. A female practitioner was kidnapped after she just said, "What's wrong with practicing Falun Gong?" to the police who were ransacking her home.

All are preparing for a happy Chinese Spring Festival, while the kind-hearted Dafa practitioners were forced to leave their homes and separate from their families. They lead a difficult life, and some even were tortured to death.

[Yichun City, Heilongjiang Province] Kidnapping and Forced Internment of Shi Yinghua, a High-Ranking Teacher, in a Mental Hospital

Practitioner Mrs. Shi Yinghua, a highly ranked teacher in Jinshantun, Yichun City, was persecuted because she persisted in cultivating Dafa. Officers from the local "610 Office" and the police department ordered Gao Fu, her husband, to torture her. Gao Fu often cursed and beat Mrs. Shi Yinghua. He knocked her head into the wall by grabbing her by the hair, and brutally hit her forehead with a pair of pliers. He even tried to force her to hang herself. Policemen arrested her and sent her to a detention center where they brutally tortured her. They tied her arms onto a cross and pried her teeth open with a metal rod. Dafa Practitioner Mrs. Shi Yinghua determinedly resisted the persecution. Later, policemen sent her to a mental hospital and continued to torture her there. After she was released from the mental hospital she was not allowed to teach. Mrs. Shi Yinghua often says to other practitioners, "Dafa bestowed my life. How can I give up cultivation!"?

In November 2001 officers from local "610 Office" and police department tried to force the Dafa practitioners to write the "guarantee statements." Mrs. Shi Yinghua enlightened that it was wrong to write such a statement. She decided to go to Beijing to rectify the Fa. Unfortunately, she was arrested and escorted back at the Shanhaiguan Railway Station. On the way back, the handcuffs cut her wrists to the bone and her hands were bleeding. Afterwards, the local police authorities again sent her into mental hospital for further torture.

[Anyue County, Sichuan Province] Kidnapping and Brutal Beating of Dafa Practitioner Chen Youcai

Falun Dafa practitioner Chen Youcai, male, 51 years old, is from Anyue County of Sichuan Province. Mr. Chen was forced to live in exile because he insisted on practicing Falun Dafa. Around December 19, 2001, officers from Anyue County's Police Department, the National Security Brigade and the Police Group arrested him at his relative's home. The enforcers confiscated 4,200 Yuan cash from him. Mr. Chen's relative who ran a business in the county is not a Dafa practitioner. But the corrupt police officers illegally searched his home successively four times anyway and confiscated 24,000 Yuan cash that he planned to use buy merchandise.

After being detained for one night at the police department, Mr. Chen Youcai, a very strong man, was unable to walk. We do not know how these abusive policemen tortured him. They refuse permission for anyone to visit him. Until now, neither his whereabouts nor his life situation is known.

[Mudanjiang City, Heilongjiang Province] Criminal Acts of Police Enforcers in the Aimin Police Department

Since January 10, 2002, personnel from the Aimin Police Department of Mudanjiang City have illegally and relentlessly arrested over 30 Falun Dafa practitioners, destroyed 12 Dafa truth-clarifying material centers, and severely damaged some printing equipment. At present, most of the arrested practitioners are detained on the 3rd floor of the Aimin Police Department and Huanghua Police Station. They are enduring brutal tortures everyday. After the evil deeds committed by Qiao Ping and Chen Liang had been exposed, they persecuted practitioners even more relentlessly. For revenge, they detained practitioners at the police department and brutally tortured them. They tied practitioners to the "Tiger Bench," (see illustration on http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2001/11/24/16156.html), tied the practitioner's hands with rope and forcefully and viciously pulled their hands backward. They tied Dafa practitioner's feet with iron chains and forcefully pulled the feet forward, while one policeman stomped on the practitioner's knees with leather boots. Some practitioners were even tightly tied with a thin nylon cord from the abdomen to the neck while being tied to the "Tiger Bench." They even covered practitioner's head with plastics bags, sometimes even with four bags, in order to suffocate the practitioners. For example, policeman Chen Liang and some of his cronies tied female Dafa practitioner Cao Yingchun on the metal chair for three days. They didn't allow her to sleep and beat her so badly that her chest was injured. She is now released for medical treatment. The above-mentioned are just a few torture methods that the policemen used.

[Fujin City, Heilongjiang Province] Dafa Practitioner Mr. Tian Haitao has been Missing for Over Two Months; Family Members are Worried

In the summer of 2000, Dafa practitioner Tian Haitao from Fujin City went to Beijing to validate the Fa. He was later sentenced to one year of forced labor and sent to the Xigemu Forced Labor Camp in Jiamusi City. He was detained for another three months after the detention term had expired and was released in September 2001. On November 21, 2001, he made a phone call from his relative's home to his home in Fujin City, saying that he would be arriving home in a couple of days. However, it has been over two months since he made the call and there is no information of his whereabouts. His family members are very worried.

[Hegang City, Heilongjiang Province] Illegal Arrest of Practitioner Li Qingwen

Li Qingwen, male, is a former deputy chief of the Accounting Division of Hegang City's Construction Bank. After July 20, 1999, his work unit fired him because of his determination to practice Dafa. As the New Year's Day was approaching, being afraid that he would go to Beijing to appeal, police enforcers arrested him and sent him to the No.2 Detention Center.

[Hegang City, Heilongjiang Province] Abduction of Female Falun Dafa Practitioner Liu Xia; Her Relative's Home is Ransacked

At 4:30pm on January 4, 2002, under the instruction of female Director Zhao from the City's Police Department who is in charge of persecuting Falun Gong, three officers from the Shengli Police Station of the Xiangyang Police Department forcibly took female practitioner Liu Xia from the "Big World" mall to the Shengli Police Station. Practitioner Liu Xia was tortured to unconsciousness there. They then sent this practitioner to the Xuanmei Hospital. The hospital admissions officers refused to accept her. Later, they sent her to the People's Hospital. On the afternoon of the next day, they put her into the No.2 Detention Center without any warrant. In the meantime, they also detained her sister and niece for over 30 hours. They even ransacked her relative's home.

[Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Telephone Numbers of All Police Stations and Detention Centers of the Longfeng Police Department

Director of the Long'an Police Station: 011-86-459-6757470

Head of Policemen at the Long'an Police Station: 011-86-459-6757469

Director of Changxi Detention Center: 011-86-459-6749614

Director of Changxi Custodial Center: 011-86-459-6740507

Director of Ziqiang Police Station: 011-86-459-6749575

Instructor of Ziqiang Police Station: 011-86-459-6749739

Head of Policemen at the Ziqiang Police Station: 011-86-459-6740742

Duty room of the Ziqiang Police Station: 011-86-459-6749167

Director of the Suburban Police Station: 011-86-459-6752000

Instructor of the Suburban Police Station: 011-86-459-6756883

External Affairs Division of the Suburban Police Station: 011-86-459-6752905

Daodong Police Station: 011-86-459-6757257

The No.1 Police District in Longfeng Police Station: 011-86-459-6755578

Since July 20, 1999, most of these people have been participating in arresting and persecuting Falun Dafa practitioners. Among them, policeman Zhang Lin from the Long'an Police Station handled almost all cases as well as arresting almost all the now detained Dafa practitioners. He has now been promoted to the position of director. He detained many practitioners, sent them to forced labor camps and also extorted money from practitioners and their family members. This is the same man who handled both cases of practitioners Li Xiaorong and his wife. Mr. Li Xiaorong was tortured to death and his wife was sentenced to one year of forced labor. She is still detained at the Harbin Drug Rehabilitation Center though her term expired more than a month ago. Their almost 15 year-old son is left at home alone.