(Clearwisdom.net) On December 16, 2000, eight practitioners were illegally arrested in Zhuhai City, Guangdong Province. Shortly afterwards, another two practitioners were illegally seized. Of these ten people, six were students from Qinghua University. Among them, five Dafa practitioners were illegally detained in the First Detention Center: Lin Yang (Qinghua), Ma Yan (Female, Qinghua), Jiang Yuxia (Female, Qinghua), Li Yanfang (Female, Qinghua) and Tian Jianshui. The other five Dafa practitioners who were illegally detained in the Second Detention Center are Zhang Yuhui (from Macao), Huang Kui (Qinghua), Li Chunyan (Female, Qinghua), Zhang Qingyun (Female) and Liu Mei (Female).

After these Dafa practitioners were arrested, they refused to renounce Dafa. Because they persisted in their belief nearly all were chained to the "cross" by the wicked police. The "cross" is a kind of torture instrument. It is also popularly called the "airplane." People are bent into painfully contorted positions and are locked to two cross-shaped planks with iron chains. After a while the person chained up in this position feels intense pain, particularly in the waist and back. In addition, the labor in these detention centers is especially intensive. From when they get up in the morning at 6 am until 10 o'clock at night, practitioners are forced to work nonstop (making artificial flowers) with only a ten-minute break for lunch. Sometimes they cannot finish the job on schedule, and they are made to work overtime. Dafa practitioners in the detention centers are becoming seriously exhausted in body and mind.

It was reported that other arrested practitioners included three Beijing practitioners, Shi Shaoping (from the Chinese Academy of Science), Li Wendong and Wang Bin, and three Guangzhou practitioners, Sun Chang, Lu Pingyi, and Xia Liqun.

We hope that everybody pays attention to this matter. Send forth righteous thoughts together and eliminate the evil!