Latest News From China - 10/24/2003
- [Fushun City, Liaoning Province] Dafa Practitioners Broadcast the Truth at the Luotai Resort Brainwashing Center
- [Gongzhuling City, Jilin Province] Dafa Practitioner Zhao Zhigang is Illegally Detained for Long Period of Time
- [Weifang City, Shandong Province] Husband and Wife Zhang Donglin and Lu Keying Sentenced to 3 Years of Forced Labor
- [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Dafa Practitioner Peng Zhenxiu is Arrested by the Police
- [Chongqing City] Dafa Practitioners Luo Lihua and Tan Changrong Sent to a Brainwashing Center
- [Beijing] Dafa Practitioner Li Weiling is Sentenced to One Year of Forced Labor
- [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Dafa Practitioners in Changchun City Please be Cautious
- [Liangshan County, Shandong Province] A Truth-clarification Materials Production Site is Destroyed by the "610 Office"
- [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Workplace Leader Forces Dafa Practitioner Song Guirong to Retire
- [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Dafa Practitioner Zhang Yufan faces the Persecution with Righteous Thoughts
- [Hebei Province] Exposing the Police's Plot to Arrest Dafa Practitioners in Hebei Province
- [Hebei Province] An Unforgettable Experience Sharing Conference
- [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Dafa Practitioner Zhuang Yan is Sent to Brainwashing Center
- [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Perpetrators' Telephone Numbers
- [Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Perpetrator Fled to Daqing in September
1. [Fushun City, Liaoning Province] Dafa Practitioners Broadcast the Truth at the Luotai Resort Brainwashing Center
On the evening of October 6, 2003, Dafa practitioners went to Luotai Brainwashing Center in Fushun City, Liaoning Province and broadcasted Dafa music and truth clarification recordings. According to information provided by fellow practitioners, Luotai Brainwashing Center is located in a remote, well-hidden place. When the practitioners set out, the bright moon lit the road for them. The practitioners put up a machine with a timer and then left. At the same time, lightning and thunder covered the sky unceasingly, but the rain was light. To quote Master:
"The Heavens shrouded in darkness, the Earth enveloped in gloom.
The thunder of the Gods explodes, dispersing the dark, dense haze.
And sweeps across the rotten demons who sought to ruin the Fa.
Do not say that our mercy is somehow lacking."
("The Heavens Become Clear Again")
2. [Gongzhuling City, Jilin Province] Dafa Practitioner Zhao Zhigang is Illegally Detained for Long Period of Time
Dafa practitioner Mr. Zhao Zhigang of Gongzhuling City, Jilin Province was arrested by the police in May 2002. He has been detained for an additional eight months by the detention center, and as a result, he has become extremely weak. He was sent to jail, but was rejected because he did not pass the health check. So far, the Gongzhuling Detention Center still refuses to release him.
3. [Weifang City, Shandong Province] Husband and Wife Mr. Zhang Donglin and Ms. Lu Keying Sentenced to 3 Years of Forced Labor
Dafa practitioners Mr. Zhang Donglin and Ms. Lu Keying were illegally arrested at the end of September 2003 when they were passing out Dafa truth-clarification flyers. The Wei Town Public and Security Bureau sub-branch of Weifang City sentenced this couple to three years of forced labor, without going through any legal procedure. On October 10, Lu Keying was sent to the Wang Village Forced Labor Camp, and Zhang Donglin was sent to Changle Forced Labor Camp. Their 4-year-old child was left home alone.
4. [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Dafa Practitioner Peng Zhenxiu is Illegally Arrested
In the afternoon of October 17, 2003, police took Dafa practitioner Ms. Peng Zhenxiu of Shiqiaokou District, Wuhan City, Hubei Province away from home by force. Peng's daughter tried to protect her mother, asking the police, "Why do you wantonly arrest good people? Why don't community leaders step out and say a few just words for my mom? Don't you know my mother's conduct?" The police were unable to advance any further arguments to justify themselves, and threatened: "If you intervene again, you will be arrested as well!"
It was the fourth time that Peng Zhenxiu has been illegally arrested. She has always done well, no matter whether she was in a detention center or a brainwashing center.
5. [Chongqing City] Dafa Practitioners Luo Lihua and Tan Changrong Sent to a Brainwashing Center
Dafa practitioner Ms. Luo Lihua who lives in Tongnan County, Chongqing City, Sichuan Province, was taken away by the police in the middle of October 2003, under the instruction of 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.]
Ms. Tan Changrong was taken to a brainwashing center from her shop on October 20. She did not even have time to close the shop.
6. [Beijing] Dafa Practitioner Li Weiling is Sentenced to One Year of Forced Labor
Beijing Dafa Practitioner Ms. Li Weiling was illegally arrested when she visited home on the October 1, National Day. She was sentenced to one year of "re-education through forced labor," and is now detained in a detention center in Xiangfan city. She has been seized by the local police several times in the past. This time, the police waited for the chance to arrest her by monitoring her hometown telephone in Hubei Province. Further investigation is required to obtain more detailed information.
7. [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Dafa Practitioners in Changchun City Please be Cautious
The Public Security Bureau forced the neighbor who lived next to Xu Haoran (who is now used by police to damage Fa) to move out. The house is now occupied by the police.
All correspondence and contacts made by Changchun City Dafa practitioner Zeng Xianwen have been monitored by the police.
8. [Liangshan County, Shandong Province] A Truth-clarification Materials Production Site Destroyed by the "610 Office"
On the night of September 27, 2003, a group of personnel from the "610 Office" broke into a truth-clarifying material production site. They seized a multipurpose printer, about 7,000 Yuan [500 Yuan is the average monthly income for an urban worker in China.] in cash, some stickers and signs, plus some living necessities, all summing up to over 40,000 Yuan. The practitioner was not home at that time.
On February 13, 2003, a team of "610 Office" personnel came with a few cars, and stopped at Dafa practitioner Ms. Xiumei's home. First, they used the excuse of searching for firecrackers, later they said that they were looking for explosives, still later they said they were searching for antiques, and finally they said they were looking for a murderer. They confiscated many things, including a VCD copying machine. Xiumei suffered a great deal of torture and then was sent to a forced labor camp. Even her husband (a non-practitioner) was also arrested at that time, and released later on.
9. [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Workplace Leader Forces Dafa Practitioner Song Guirong to Retire
Dafa practitioner Ms. Song Guirong was a pastry chef of the Changbai Group Hotel. Manager Zhang twice illegally searched Song Guirong's residence during the period of "Two National Conferences" in 2003. He took away her copy of Zhuan Falun and forced her to leave. Song Guirong has worked for Changbai Hotel for over seven years and is a top-notch pastry chef. This happened only because she practices Falun Gong, believes in "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance," and refused to compromise with the evil and write "Guarantee Statement." [A statement to declare that he or she is remorseful for practicing Falun Gong and guarantees not to practice Falun Gong again, not to go to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong, and never again associate with any Falun Dafa practitioners.] She was forced into retirement.
10. [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Dafa Practitioner Zhang Yufan Resists the Persecution with Righteous Thoughts
In November 2001, when Changchun City Dafa practitioner Ms. Zhang Yufan was handling out Dafa truth-clarifying materials, she was illegally arrested by the police. She refused to cooperate with the perpetrators: she did not tell her home address, her name or the source of the materials, nor she did not betray fellow practitioners. A young police officer asked her to defame Teacher and Dafa, and when she refused him she was slapped on the face twice. She maintained strong righteous thoughts, and sat to send forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil. The police shouted that she would be sentenced to ten years re-education through labor if she still did not answer. She was not moved at all, saying, "Go ahead. Regardless, I won't betray Teacher, I won't betray Dafa. I am already over 70 years old. I had many illnesses before practicing Falun Gong, such as heart disease, tracheitis and rheumatism. It was Teacher Li who gave me a healthy body, and I would rather die than betray Teacher."
Ms. Zhang firmly believes in Teacher and Dafa. With her powerful righteous thoughts and righteous actions, she walked out the den of evil with dignity and returned to her Fa-rectification mission of clarifying the truth and saving the sentient beings.
11. [Hebei Province] Expose the Police's Plot of Intending to Arrest Dafa Practitioners in Hebei Province
Recently, Hebei Province Public and Security Bureau ordered the police to use the method of "one to one" [one policeman is responsible for one practitioner] to monitor Dafa practitioners, as well as many other abject means such as following practitioners and turning off the power of practitioner's house, arresting Dafa practitioners that were forced to leave home, and sending them to brainwashing centers. Let's all send forth the most powerful righteous thoughts, and destroy the arrangements of the old forces.
12. [Hebei Province] An Unforgettable Experience Sharing Conference
Not long ago, Hebei Province Dafa practitioners broke through layer upon layer of resistance, removed all sorts of disturbances, and successfully organized an experience sharing conference.
We talked about many topics, ranging from respecting Teacher and Dafa, to the deeper meanings of Dafa's principles; from sending forth righteous thoughts with a calm heart, to globally suing Jiang; from looking inwards, to the importance of studying the Fa; from face to face clarifying the truth, to the urgent sense of saving the sentient beings; from pure thought, to "The Buddha-light illuminates everywhere and rectifies all abnormalities." Other topics ranged from natural and man-made disasters, to the necessity of cosmic changes; from personal experience of righteous thoughts and righteous actions, to writings about deeply touching cultivation experiences on "Minghui Weekly;" from how to make truth-clarifying materials that are willing to be accepted by everyday people, to how to save sentient beings with our hearts, with no formality; from "there is sacrifice in forbearance" to "selflessness and altruism;" from improving as a whole body, to walking every step well on the path of Fa-rectification...
The conference began at 1:00pm and finished after 4:00pm. We were all immersed into the peaceful and compassionate atmosphere and did not want to leave. Many practitioners overcame the pressure, got rid of interference and came out to share experiences. We looked for our shortcomings and improved together. This kind of chance is really precious.
13. [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Dafa Practitioner Zhuang Yan is Sent to a Brainwashing Center
Ms. Zhuang Yan, a Dafa Practitioner of Changchun City, Jilin Province was illegally taken into the brainwashing center on October 13. She is now conducting a hunger strike and has suffered from brutal force-feeding.
12. [Changchun City, Jilin Province] The Perpetrators' Telephone Numbers
Zhu Zhishan, former Political Security Section chief of Luyuan District, Changchun City's mobile: 86-13904303784 (the murder who caused the death of Zhi Guixiang, and injury to Yan Weihua and Zhao Aiguo etc.) .
Zhang Guoqiang of Changchun City Public and Security Bureau once participated in the persecution of Falun Gong. We hope that overseas fellow practitioners would call him and clarify the truth. Mobile: 86-13944820189.
13. [Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Perpetrator Fled to Daqing in September
Central Political Committee member Huang Ju is one of the key people in Jiang's regime that persecutes Dafa and Dafa practitioners. In September, he went to Daqing in the name of inspecting the reconstruction of an old industrial base. He called in some Party and political leaders, such as Sun Shuguang from Daqing Oil Field Company etc., to inquire about the situation of Falun Gong. As a result, the local authorities once again ran rampant on the surface for several days. We should not treat things lightly, all the time of cultivating ourselves well. We should pay attention to sending forth righteous thoughts and clarifying the truth completely.