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Ten Falun Dafa practitioners were beaten cruelly on Aug 20th on the third floor of the Wanjia Labor Camp in Harbin City. It was said that evil policemen will do the same to all practitioners on the second floor. The seventh brigade has classified people into several categories and said that it was going to "manage and 'reeducate' according to different classifications." The leg of Cao Liandi, from Acheng City was beaten to disability and, currently, she has still not recovered. Evil policemen even asked for 200 Yuan [500 Yuan is the average monthly salary of an urban Chinese worker] from her relatives for "medical treatment" every month.

The evil policemen from the Masanjia Labor Camp had a collaborator [former Falun Gong practitioner who has gone astray due to brainwashing and torture] attempt to brainwash me. They beat me cruelly, punished me physically and prohibited me from sleeping. They put me into a small cell and tortured me for four days and nights. Currently, Dafa Practitioners in the Masanjia Labor Camp are being persecuted severely. Some practitioners were beaten until they spit blood, some started to suffer from breathing problems, some practitioners' vertebrae were broken and some were stripped of their clothes and hung in the air by a rope for 18 days.

The northwestern and northern areas in China, including Beijing and Tianjin, are experiencing a severe water shortage. The shortage of water resources has become a serious concern for the economic development of Mainland China. Over 400 of the 668 cities in China are short of water. Moreover, half of the rivers and 90% of the water resources of the cities are polluted to a certain extent.

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On the night of September 4, Amnesty International delivered a public speech in Queensland University in Australia on Falun Gong and the Human Rights situation in China. People discussed the persecution of Falun Gong in China, and played truth- clarification videotapes. Ms Dai Zhizhen told about the persecution of herself and her family. On the same night the Prime Minister of Australia held a private dinner in a student dorm at this university. Several hundred students gathered for a demonstration. After the speeches concluded, Falun Gong practitioners went to the student group to distribute Falun Gong materials.