Summary of Other News and Articles - 02/22/2003
News from China
Vicious police in the Xishui County Public Security Bureau brutally tortured me many times. On August 1, 2001 the police handcuffed me at my back and brutally beat me to the ground. My whole body shook. Later I was sent to the hospital and was force-fed with medicine. On August 17, the police again handcuffed and brutally beat me. There were scars all over my body. On August 18, the police put handcuffs and fetters on me and locked me up. They brutally beat me again. They beat me with two batons. I fell to the ground and did not have the strength to get up.
Hu Guilin, Ma Li, Lu Min, Yan Hai, Jiang Changping and other criminal officials at Liaohe Oil Field in Liaoning Province made every effort to persecute Falun Gong and Falun Gong practitioners. They actively carried out the orders from above. They held brainwashing classes and use other vicious ways to force Falun Gong practitioners to give up practicing Falun Gong.
Righteous Thoughts and Righteous Actions
In a Chinese Courtroom:
Practitioner Li Zhuying was arrested in January 2001. She is detained at Xingtai Second Detention Center. Once in court, with the pain of not having any water for 7 days, she showed the grace of a Dafa disciple by looking down upon all evil and having no fear in the face of enormous hardship. She spoke righteously about the spiritual and physical changes that happened to her after practicing Falun Gong. She validated with her own actions that Dafa is extraordinary. She stood and talked for one-and-a-half hours. The whole court was very quiet. The field of righteousness shocked all the evil. She told about the greatness of Dafa with her extraordinary perseverance. Finally, when the judge handed her the sentence, she tore it up into pieces! Her firm and righteous belief in Dafa and her contempt for the viciousness touched every kind-hearted person present!
In October 1997, I was fortunate to begin the practice of Falun Dafa. I shortly thereafter recovered from serious hemorrhoids and breast cancer, and my family life became more harmonious. On December 19, 2000 I went to Tiananmen and unfolded a banner saying: "Falun Dafa is Good" and yelled out "Falun Dafa is Good"! I was detained for 16 days. Afterward, people from my workplace and the police station frequently came to my home to harass me. My husband did not let me go out. I thought of every way I could to clarify the truth and never stop doing it. Once, after I had posted up some truth-clarification materials, I was reported to the police and taken away. Despite the fact that I had 8 flyers in my pocket, the police searched me twice but they could not find anything. My husband forced me to write a letter to denounce Falun Gong. I was forced to leave home. Now everything has turned out all right. I do whatever I want. My husband understands what is right and wrong and no longer stops me. This is the power of Dafa, melting everything that is not correct.
News and Activities Around the World
Central News Agency report on February 22:
Falun Gong practitioners in Taiwan recently went to Hong Kong to participate in the International Experience-Sharing Conference in Hong Kong. But several dozens practitioners were not allowed to enter Hong Gong. Falun Gong practitioners that were sent back to Taiwan held a press conference to tell about the whole incident and intensely protested against the Hong Kong government's giving in to the pressure from China and persecuting the freedom of speech and assembly, and against their actions that go against democracy.
"China News Net," the mouthpiece of the totalitarian government of Mainland China, recently claimed that the Department of Sonics of the Chinese Academy of Science developed a "Falun Gong Materials Examination System" and boasted that the technology has reached the "most advanced level in the world." Chinese law and the International Treaty of Human Rights signed by the Chinese government guarantees that people have the right of freedom of thought, speech and religion. Jiang's totalitarian administration in Mainland China recklessly treads on the freedom of belief of Falun Gong practitioners by killing, torturing, and persecuting Falun Gong practitioners. These are barbarous crimes. At present the mouthpiece media of this administration even claims to the world that its skills of disobeying the law and committing crime have reached the "most advanced level around the world." They are truly foolish and ignorant.
Category: Accounts of Persecution