Summary of Other Articles and News - 09/07/2003
Facts of the Persecution
[Leqing City, Zhejiang Province] In the year 2000, Dafa practitioner Chen Zhongshen was sentenced to 2 years in the Shiliping Forced Labor Camp of Zhejiang Province. On January 28, 2001, in an attempt to force him to give up the practice of Falun Gong, the camp police officers tortured him severely for ten consecutive days. He was bound to a chair and was neither allowed to sleep nor to use the bathroom. He was offered very little food each day, and as a result of ten days of torture, he went from weighing 70 kg to being nothing more than skin and bone.
[Weihai City, Shandong Province]On July 11, 2003, police officers from the Gaoqu Public Security Bureau went to the work place of Zhang Wei. While not a Dafa practitioner himself, his wife, Gu Yuanfang, was a practitioner. Police tricked Zhang by saying that they wanted to pay a visit to Gu, and asked Zhang to lead them to their home. But Zhang was detained for one day at the Chucun Police Station in Weihai City. On the same day, Gu was kidnapped to the Gaoqu Police Station and illegally detained there for one month. Wicked police officers extorted 5000 Yuan[Chinese currency, the monthly salary for an average Chinese urban worker is about 500 Yuan] from Gu's family for so-called "bail". But on August 7, Gu was sent to the Wangcun Brainwashing Center, where the police officers have extorted another 3000 Yuan from her family.
[Longan County, Jilin Province] Dafa practitioner Ms. Shi Zhanfeng from Binhe has been detained at the 3rd group of the Heizuizi Forced Labor Camp of Changchun City for over one year. It's been three months since she could take care of herself, as she is disabled due to a problem with her legs.
Dafa practitioner Ms. Deng Shiying went on a hunger strike to protest her detention at the Heizuizi Forced Labor Camp. Vicious police officers tortured her with electric batons, pulled her by her hair, hit her head against the walls, and humiliated her by taking off her trousers. She was beaten so severely by the police that she lost consciousness. To avoid taking responsibility for her condition, police sent her to the Provincial Hospital. Instead of asking the hospital to treat her, they only told her family to pick her up from the hospital.
[Zhongli County, Hebei Province] Dafa practitioners Liang Xiutao and Liang Xiulian were arrested from their home by police officers and agents from the "610 office" [a bureau specifically created by the Chinese government to persecute Falun Gong. It has absolute power over each level of administration in the Party, as well as over the political and judiciary branches]. Officers also searched their home and confiscated their Dafa books. Later, the police extorted 10,000 to 15,000 Yuan as the condition for releasing the practitioners. But ever since July 2002, the practitioners have been serving a three year sentence in forced labor camp. Local police officers broke in to Dafa practitioner Li Jianhua's home by climbing the walls to arrest him. He is illegally detained and has been sentenced to three years in forced labor camp. Police also asked his family to pay 1000 Yuan for the arrest.
[Shanghai] Dafa practitioner Mr. Liu Peng was detained at the Shanghai Forced Labor Camp for two years and nine months. During his detention, he suffered many forms of torture, including being forced to sit on the tiger bench [an instrument of torture, where one is forced to sit on a small iron bench with knees tightly tied on the bench and hands tied behind the back. Usually some hard objects are inserted underneath the legs to make it even harder to bear the pain, see illustration on http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2001/11/24/16156.html], being pulled forcibly by the hair, having his eyebrows pulled out, his mouth and eyelids pinched with clips, having hot pepper put in his nose, having his ears hit by fists, being hung by the neck, getting his thumbs tied tightly to his wrists, beatings to the chest, force-feeding, torture with electric shock batons while submerged in water, and being forced to watch videos slandering Dafa. After Liu was released from the camp, he was arrested again in mid-August, and his home was searched. His current whereabouts are unknown.
[Beijing] Additional facts regarding the article "Carefully Staged Event at Tuanhe Forced Labor Camp Misleads and Deceives Chinese and Foreign Reporters." The Tuanhe Forced Labor camp has adopted the following approaches to deceive media:
- Relying on funding from Jiang's regime to decorate the outside of the camp;
- Interviews are tightly controlled. When reporters are at the labor camp, determined Dafa practitioners are separated and are unable to meet with the media.
- The Camp prepared a pamphlet to instruct detainees on how to answer the media's question. For example: "When reporters ask you if there exists the phenomena of detainees being beaten up, you answer: "absolutely not!". Question 2: "If reporters ask you what the quality of food is, your answer should be: "Very good, meat is available with every meal."
- The day before the "June 12" interview, Li Zhenxiong, the head of the second brigade, repeatedly stressed: "Internal dirty deeds should not be made public!"
[Wuhan City]The city "610 Office" will have an "acceptance check" to inspect the Jiangxia District's persecution against Falun Gong practitioners. To prepare for the investigation, the Jiangxia District held a secret meeting to plot a new round of persecution, and instructions have been delivered to the street, township and community levels to intensify the persecution. Recently, the Jiangxia Public Security Bureau Branch has colluded with the Jiangxia "610 Office" to coerce Dafa practitioners to write "guarantees" to stop practicing Falun Gong. They threatened that all Dafa practitioners had to sign such statements, or else they would be arrested and sent to the Wulijia brainwashing center in Jiangxia District. Several Dafa practitioners have had to leave their homes to avoid persecution. We suggest that Dafa practitioners in Wuhan City, especially in Jiangxia District, send forth righteous thoughts together every evening at 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 pm sharp to eliminate the evil persecution.
People Awaken to the Truth of Dafa
For business purposes, I met with a middle-aged woman who suffered from heart diseases. I told her that my illness used to be worse than hers, but after I practiced Falun Gong, I resumed a normal life and my condition improved greatly. I gave her several copies of truth clarification materials and told her and her family about the principles of Dafa. Her family understood and believed what I said. Each time I met her, I would give her several copies of truth clarification materials. She gladly accepted the truth, and said that after reading the materials, her temper became better, and her health is getting better day by day. She no longer needs to take medicine, and has said that Dafa is wonderful.
News from Abroad
[Hualian, Taiwan] In the morning on September 6, 2003, the Happy Hualian Radio Station invited Falun Gong practitioners for an hour-long interview to answer call-in questions from the audience.
The hosts were surprised to learn about the great benefits gained after Falun Gong practitioners started the practice, and were shocked to hear the facts of Jiang's regime's brutal persecution and about the shameful methods used in the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China. The hosts asked their audience to support Falun Gong and Falun Gong practitioners, and to awaken to the evil nature of Jiang's regime. Finally, the listeners who called in were offered Falun Gong books and Audio CDs. The program received wide audience response.
News from China
[Taian City, Shandong Province]A list of officers who have actively persecuted Falun Gong practitioners:
Huang Longhua: Deputy Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP);
Yang Zhonghai: CCP secretary of the political and judiciary committee;
Zhang Xianyi: deputy director of the People's Congress;
Zhang Shuyou: Head of the Public Security Bureau;
Qi Keying: deputy head of the Internal Security Guarding Branch of the Public Security Bureau;
Wang Shuchun: deputy secretary of the Taishan District political and judiciary committee;
Qi Zihai: Head of the Taishan District Public Security Bureau;
Zhang Jixian: head of the political and security section of the Taishan District Public Security Bureau;
Zhang Jun: head of the Jingqu Public Security Bureau Branch;
Chen Jiawen: deputy secretary of the Daiyue District political and judiciary committee;
Ding Qinyu: head of the Daiyue Public Security Bureau Branch.
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