Summary of Other Articles and News - December 2, 2003
Facts of the Persecution
The Luquan City "610 Office"* has recently been persecuting Falun Dafa practitioners in the villages and towns of Hebei Province. They are forcing the practitioners to write the so-called "Guarantee Statement" to give up Falun Gong. Because they refused to do so, Falun Dafa practitioners Zhang Yingchun, Guo Lanju, and Du Zengsen were abducted and brought to the brainwashing class held by the "610 Office."
Exposing the Evil Happening Locally to the Local People
Officials in Shanhaiguan City, Hebei Province have been persecuting Falun Dafa practitioners. On the morning of November 24, 2003, at about 9 a.m., the Jinzhou Railroad Manager and Secretary stormed into the No. 1 Train Attendants' dormitory, abducted Falun Dafa practitioners Chen Guizhi and Xie Limin and brought them to a brainwashing class in Fushun City, Liaoning Province. This brainwashing class is especially held for the purpose of torturing Falun Dafa practitioners mentally and physically. Many forms of torture are used to reform practitioners, such as sitting on the Tiger Bench, Digging in Bamboo Sticks, Tying the Ropes, shocking with electric batons, beating with sticks, sleep deprivation, being handcuffed and forced to stand for a long time, force-feeding with highly concentrated salt solution, force-feeding feces, and so on. There have been more than 800 confirmed cases of Falun Dafa practitioners being tortured to death.
The Truth and People's Hearts
The following is an excerpt from the article, "Story from Mainland China--Old and Young Practice Falun Gong in Front of the Police Station."
One Falun Dafa practitioner is a retired senior citizen. She is taking care of a six-year-old girl. From 1999 to 2001, she always practiced Falun Gong in front of the local police station. The police arrested her many times and sent her to a detention center. Every time, the police had to drag the little girl along with the lady, and she would say, "My grandma is the best person in the world." They would come back to practice in front of the police station as soon as they were released. Later on, the police just let them be.
The following is an excerpt from the article, "Old Lady Throws Away Her Crutches."
In 1997, Falun Dafa was spread to Houzhaozhuang Village. Master Li Hongzhi Teaching the Fa in Jinan videos were played at the group practice center. One day, an 84-year-old lady with two crutches came. By the fifth lecture, the old lady was walking back and forth inside the room, clapping her hands. She said with tears in her eyes, "My legs were broken four years ago. I have not been able to walk normally for the past four years, and it was very inconvenient for me to use the toilet or take care of myself. Now that I can throw away both of my crutches, how could I possibly begin to thank you, Master Li?"
Category: Accounts of Persecution