Latest News from China - 10/21/2003
- [Heilongjiang Province] Falun Dafa Practitioners Guan Xiqing and Zhang Bingxiang on the Verge of Death after Extended Period of Persecution
- [Puyang City, Henan Province] Police Unlawfully Arrest a Falun Dafa Practitioner
- [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Qiaokou District Police Arrest Falun Dafa Practitioner Gao Aihua
- [Linyi City, Shandong Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Zhu Shixue Unlawfully Held in the Linyi City Detention Center
- [China] China's Internet Police Blocks the Google Website
- [Tangshan City, Hebei Province] Lubei District Court Plans to Put Falun Dafa Practitioners on Trial
- [Ziyang City, Sichuan Province] Falun Dafa Practitioners Zhao Surong and Ren Yuehui Sentenced to Prison
- [Heilongjiang Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Guo Ren'ai Is Held in Custody
- [Jieyang City, Guangdong Province] Jieyang City Police Arrest Numerous Falun Dafa Practitioners
- [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Chen Xiao'e Taken Away and Her Home Ransacked
- [Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] Elderly Falun Dafa Practitioner Shi Huifeng Sentenced to Forced Labor Education
- [Weiyuan, Sichuan Province] Police Arrest Falun Dafa Practitioner Wang Yong
- [Heilongjiang Province] State Security Bureau Recruits Internet Special Agents at Heilongjiang University
- [Shaoyang County, Hunan Province] Telephone Numbers of the Police, Prosecutor and Judiciary Departments in Dangdukou, Shaoyang County
1. [Heilongjiang Province] Falun Dafa Practitioners Guan Xiqing and Zhang Bingxiang on the Verge of Death after Extended Period of Persecution
Falun Dafa practitioners Mr. Guan Xiqing (from Hulan County, Heilongjiang Province) and Mr. Zhang Bingxiang (from Acheng City, Heilongjiang Province) are currently being held in the No. 4 Brigade in the Changlinzi Forced Labor Camp in Heilongjiang Province. Due to their extended periods of imprisonment and abuse, both Mr. Guan and Mr. Zhang are suffering from rashes all over their bodies. They can hardly summon enough strength to sit upright, and both are emaciated due to malnutrition. They have not been able to leave their beds in two months. In addition, Mr. Zhang has lost consciousness several times. Their lives are in imminent danger.
2. [Puyang City, Henan Province] Police Unlawfully Arrest a Falun Dafa Practitioner
After meeting with a practitioner from Beijing in the evening of October 17, 2003, a young Falun Dafa practitioner from Puyang City, Henan Province was followed and arrested after the practitioner returned home.
3. [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Qiaokou District Police Unlawfully Arrest Falun Dafa Practitioner Gao Aihua
Gao Aihua is approximately 38 years old, and is a Falun Dafa practitioner in Wuhan City, Hubei Province. Gao has been missing since September 8, 2003, and was last seen in the Gutian area of Qiaokou District. It was likely that Qiaokou District police have arrested the practitioner.
Based on partial statistics, on October 17 and 18, Qiaokou District police and members of the "610 Office"* have abducted about a dozen Falun Dafa practitioners (all of whom are around 60 years old) to the Qiaokou District Brainwashing Class.
* "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.
4. [Linyi City, Shandong Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Zhu Shixue Held in the Linyi City Detention Center
Mr. Zhu Shixue, 70, is retired from the Northeastern Forest Bureau. He was unlawfully arrested while distributing Falun Gong truth-clarifying materials in Lanshan District, Linyi City, Shandong Province around September 11, 2003. Mr. Zhu is being held in the Linyi City Detention Center.
5. [China] China's Internet Police Blocks the Google Website
The website google.com could still occasionally be accessed a few days ago from within China. However, starting yesterday, it has been completely blocked. According to posts in bulletin boards and newsgroups, even users located in Shanghai and other big cities can no longer visit the site.
6. [Tangshan City, Hebei Province] Lubei District Court Plans to Put Falun Dafa Practitioners on Trial
The Lubei District Court in Tangshan City, Hebei Province is planning to stage a trial of Falun Dafa practitioners arrested for producing truth-clarifying materials, including Mr. An Zhenjie, Ms. Guo Xiaohui, Ms. Zhang Yunping, Mr. Sun Jianzhong, Mr. Han Xueyu, and others whose names are unknown. These practitioners are currently being unlawfully held in the No. 1 Detention Center in Tangshan City.
7. [Ziyang City, Sichuan Province] Falun Dafa Practitioners Zhao Surong and Ren Yuehui Sentenced to Prison
Falun Dafa practitioners Ms. Zhao Surong and Ms. Ren Yuehui are from Ziyang City, Sichuan Province. They were arrested and sent to the Ziyang City Detention Center. On September 27, 2003, the Yanjiang District Court unlawfully sentenced them to prison; Ms. Zhao's term was four years and two months, and Ms. Ren's was four years. Both practitioners are currently held at the Ziyang City Detention Center.
8. [Heilongjiang Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Guo Ren'ai Is Held in Custody
On September 22, 2003, Guo Ren'ai went to the Huanan Forestry Bureau to demand the return of fines and deposits unlawfully extorted by her employer. However, the police arrested Ms. Guo again. She went on a hunger strike on the first day of the detention. More than two weeks have passed and Ms. Guo has taken neither food nor water. Her life was in imminent danger, and she was sent to the hospital.
Listed below are telephone numbers of responsible officials in the Huanan Forestry Bureau.
Heads of the public department:
Li Baotian: 86-454-6685166 (work), 86-454-6685639 (home), 86-13349447988
Jia Shouhui: 86-454-6685161 extension 803 (work), 86-454-6260558 (home), 86-13349448818 (mobile).
Lin Shugao: 86-454-6685161 extension 809 (work), 86-454-6688666 (home), 86-13945446701 (mobile).
Leaders of the forestry bureau:
Tai Yongzhi, bureau chief: 86-454-6685026 (work), 86-454-6687666 (home),
Dai Huimin, Party secretary: 86-454-6685030 (work), 86-454-6687588 (home), 86-13946467588 (mobile).
Duan Xingfu, head of the "610 office": 86-454-6685174 (work), 86-454-6687075 (home).
Han Jianjun, Secretary of the Political and Judiciary Committee: 86-454-6685176 (work).
Han Shuhua, head of the detention center: 86-454-6685131 (work).
9. [Jieyang City, Guangdong Province] Jieyang City Police Arrest Numerous Falun Dafa Practitioners
The Jieyang City Police Department in Guangdong Province has long been engaged in the persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners. In mid-September 2002, the police sabotaged a site where Falun Gong materials were stored. Numerous Falun Dafa practitioners were unlawfully arrested, and over 20,000 Yuan* in cash was confiscated, along with a high-speed printer, a motorcycle, and other materials worth tens of thousands of Yuan. Among the practitioners arrested are Mr. Chen Hanbo, Mr. Xie Xibo, Mr. Huang Dong, Ms. Li Xuelan, and Ms. Zhong Liena, who were sentenced to forced labor education. They are being held at the Sanshui Forced Labor Camp and the Women's Forced Labor Camp in Guangdong Province for persecution.
In addition, in mid-June 2003, several Falun Dafa practitioners were secretly sentenced to prison. Mr. Cai Yonghua was sentenced to nine years in prison. Mr. Wu Kaitao, Ms. Lin Shaofang, and Ms. Huang Shirong were each sentenced to seven years in prison.
Individuals responsible for the persecution in Jieyang City, Guangdong Province are listed below.
The Intermediate Level People's Court in Jieyang City: Liu Fusen, judge; Zhou Xumao and Xie Xiu'e, alternate jurors; Chen Aiping, secretary.
Rongcheng District People's Court in Jieyang City: Lin Guang, judge; Zheng Wenzhen and Huang Shaowen, jurors; Chen Shaobin, secretary.
Rongcheng District People's Prosecutor in Jieyang City: Jiang Zhaoming, inspector.
* Yuan is the Chinese currency. The average monthly salary of an urban worker in China is 500 Yuan.
10. [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Chen Xiao'e Taken Away and Her Home Ransacked
On May 25, 2002, Falun Dafa practitioner Chen Xiao'e in Wuhan City, Hubei Province was unlawfully arrested. At around midnight, a group of police officers from the Xin'an Street Police Station in Qiaokou District went to Ms. Chen's home to conduct an unlawful search. Her suitcases were pried open, and all drawers and cabinets were pulled open and turned upside-down. Besides Falun Dafa books and portraits of the founder of Falun Gong, the police also removed deposit receipts for the savings account Ms. Chen opened for her daughter in the China Construction Bank. Ms. Chen has since been sentenced to education by forced labor, and her 12-year-old daughter has been left at home alone.
11. [Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] Elderly Falun Dafa Practitioner Shi Huifeng Sentenced to Forced Labor Education
Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Shi Huifeng, who is in her late sixties, is from the Liwan area of Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province. The police detained her in mid-June this year and unlawfully searched her home. She has been sentenced to one year in a forced labor camp and is being held in the Chatou Forced Labor Camp.
12. [Weiyuan, Sichuan Province] Police Arrest Falun Dafa Practitioner Wang Yong
In the evening of October 18, Mr. Wang Yong from Weiyuan, Sichuan Province was unlawfully detained by police on criminal charges for distributing Falun Gong truth-clarifying materials.
Telephone numbers of responsible individuals and institutions are as follows.
The Weiyuan Detention Center: 86-832-8221755.
Xiong Anlu, directory of the Weiyuan County "610 Office": 86-832-8238466 (work).
Liu Fangquan, brigade head of the State Security Office (in charge of the persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners): 86-832-822878, extension 7024.
13. [Heilongjiang Province] State Security Bureau Recruits Internet Special Agents at Heilongjiang University
The State Security Bureau is recruiting special agents at Heilongjiang University in their latest attempt to sabotage Falun Dafa websites.
14. [Shaoyang County, Hunan Province] Telephone Numbers of the Police, Prosecutor and Judiciary Departments in Dangdukou, Shaoyang County
We ask everyone to help rescue the Falun Dafa practitioners being held in Shaoyang County and Shaoyang City of Hunan Province. They include Ms. Wang Wuxiu, Ms. Liu Jinhua, Ms. Chen Guizhu, and Ms. Yao Lanlan, who are facing forced labor terms in November.
Telephone numbers of the police, prosecutor, and judiciary departments of Dangdukou, Shaoyang County are as follows:
Political Judiciary Committee: 86-739-6821201.
Appeals Office: 86-739-6821823.
Office of the Head of the County: 86-739-6821902.
County Government Office: 86-739-6821117.
County People's Armament Department: 86-739-6821406.
Receptionist of the County People's Armament Department: 86-739-6821407.
County People's Court: 86-739-6821203.
County Prosecutor: 86-739-6821202.
Office of Attorneys at Law: 86-739-6821567.
Regiment of Armed Police: 86-739-6821204.
Main line at the County Police Department: 86-739-6821271.
Office of the County Police Department: 86-739-6821272.
Detention Center: 86-739-6821276.
Detention Center (security booth): 86-739-6821275.
Brigade of Criminal Affairs: 86-739-6821274.
Brigade of Traffic Affairs: 86-739-6821229.
Police Station: 86-739-6821278.
October 20, 2003