Summary of Other Articles and News - 8/12/2003
Persecution Based on Lies
The Chongqing City "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] instructed each District, County, and Neighborhood Administration to illegally search and arrest steadfastly cultivating Falun Dafa practitioners, especially focusing on former volunteer assistants, and former chief volunteer assistants. At the same time, arresting all practitioners who have computer or online capability at home and taking them to a brainwashing class. This brainwashing class is located at Jingkou, at the foot of the Gele Mountain in Shapingba District. Falun Dafa practitioners are being brainwashed there. Whoever refuses to write a "transformation" statement [to give up Falun Dafa] will not be allowed to eat, will be deprived of sleep, and will be made to stay for long periods under extremely bright lights, among other forms of torture. The longest a practitioner has been detained there is over a year.
Voices of Justice
The Falun Dafa Information Center reported that on August 9, 2003, Jin Zhong, Chief Editor of the Kaifang Magazine in Hong Kong said when interviewed by a New Tang Dynasty TV journalist, "Although news is being blocked tightly in mainland China, more and more people will find out through all sorts of channels the fact that Jiang is being sued for persecuting Falun Gong." Jin Zhong said, "We have evidence that shows [persecuting Falun Gong] is out of favor inside China."
News from China
The lawless officials in Linyi City, Shangdong Province have persecuted Falun Dafa, and caused disasters in their region. Qiligou [Village] in Linyi City has an infectious disease that is said to be typhoid. The village has been closed down by the government because of the severity of the disease.
Category: Accounts of Persecution