Latest News from China - 08/22/2003
August 21, 2003
- [China] A Security Officer Witnesses the "Tiananmen Immolation Event" in 20012. [Zhuanghe City, Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Police Officers Suspected To Be Responsible For The Death of Dafa Practitioner Yang Xiuying
- [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Dafa Practitioner Huang Deyang from Wuchang District Is Illegally Arrested by Police Officers
- [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Dafa Practitioner Yan Zhigang Is Detained at Hewan Forced Labor Camp
- [Hengyang City, Hunan Province] Dafa Practitioners Visiting a Detained Dafa Practitioner are Also Detained
- [Huludao City, Liaoning Province] Police Officers at the Gangtun Township Illegally Arrest Dafa Practitioners
- [Penglai City, Shandong Province] Scores of Penglai City Falun Dafa Practitioners are Illegally Arrested
- [Xinxiang City, Henan Province] Dafa Practitioners are Brutally Persecuted at Xinxiang Women's Jail
- [Henan Province] A Partial List of Dafa Practitioners Being Detained at the Third Forced Labor Camp of Henan Province
- [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Dafa Practitioner Zhao Aimin is Illegally Arrested
- [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Dafa Practitioner Wang Yinke Has Been Illegally Detained for One Year
- [Baoding City, Hebei Province] Families of Detained Dafa Practitioners are Not Allowed to Visit Them
- [Beijing City] The Guilty Conscience of the Beijing "610 Office"
1. [China] A Security Officer Witnesses the "Tiananmen Immolation Event" in 2001
That day, a security officer of a company went to Beijing to arrest Dafa practitioners. That day, Tiananmen Square was heavily guarded and encircled by troops, and entering or exiting the square was under tight control. Suddenly the fire began, followed soon by its extinguishing. What shocked him is that someone gave a heavy blow on the back of the head of one of the immolators. Just as the video has shown, Liu Chunling fell to the ground. Having witnessed such a staged event, since that time this officer has not taken part in any activities persecuting Falun Gong practitioners.
2. [Zhuanghe City, Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Police Officers Suspected To Be Responsible For The Death of Dafa Practitioner Yang Xiuying
Ms. Yang Xiuying is 67 years old and from Zhuanghe City. She obtained Dafa in 1996. On April 24, 2002, she was arrested by officials from Chenguan Street Police Station, detained for one day, and released that evening. One early morning in May, she went to deliver Dafa truth-clarifying materials, but was arrested by patrolling police. By the time her family found out about her arrest, Yang had been sent to a hospital by police, and was in a coma. Several days later, she died in the hospital. Police officers told her family: "We found her lying on the ground, so we sent her to the hospital." Since information about this issue is tightly blocked by police, more investigation is needed to know the details.
3. [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Dafa Practitioner Huang Deyang from Wuchang District Is Illegally Arrested by Police Officers
50 year old Mr. Huang Deyang lived on Zhonghualu Street, Wuchang District. In early July 2003, he was arrested at home by police officers. It is not known where he is at present.
4. [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Dafa Practitioner Yan Zhigang Is Detained at Hewan Forced Labor Camp
Since the time when Mr. Yan was sent to the forced labor camp, His wife Peng Qingqing had not seen him for two and a half years. On August 4, 2003, Peng went to Hewan Forced Labor Camp to ask for a meeting with her husband. Officials refused the request and evasively told her that things are OK and officers would obey the law. Peng and Yang's 80 year old mother waited until noon one day but still did not have a chance to see Mr. Yan. The temperatures in Wuhan currently can be as high as 43 Celsius degrees, and the shorts and short sleeved shirts Mr. Yan's family sent to him could not reach him.
Phone of the Second Brigade of Hewan Forced Labor Camp: 86-27-85601024
5. [Hengyang City, Hunan Province] Dafa Practitioners Visiting a Detained Dafa Practitioner are Also Detained
Dafa practitioner Mr. Zhou Paoguo was arrested by the Hengyang City "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] and was detained at Hengyang City Detention Center on March 11, 2003. On July 26, Zhou's friends Mr. Wu Zhiyun and Ms. Zhou Qixiu went to visit him, but were arrested and detained for 20 days by police officers.
6. [Huludao City, Liaoning Province] Police Officers at the Gangtun Township Illegally Arrest Dafa Practitioners
Recently, in collusion with Security Directors in villages, the Gangtun police station has forcibly sent Falun Dafa practitioners to brainwashing sessions. With their firm belief in Dafa, practitioners Mr. Zhao Lianyuan, Ms. Gu Fengli successfully got released from the brainwashing sessions, but officers harassed them again at their homes with the pretext of checking their health situation. The two practitioners have left their homes to avoid further harassment.
Relevant phone number:
Gangtun police station, 86-429-4131376
Li Liping, Security Director of the Gangxi Village, 86-13052660397(mobile), 86-429-4131270(office)
Zhang Hongyan, Security Director of the Gangnan Village, 86-429-4131446(office).
7. [Penglai City, Shandong Province] Scores of Penglai City Falun Dafa Practitioners are Illegally Arrested
On June 2, 2003, many Falun Dafa practitioners in Penglai city were arrested while they were delivering Falun Dafa truth materials. "Collaborators" [former Falun Dafa practitioners who have given up their practice under severe pressure and torture and now assist the authorities in the persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners] under the influence of the "610 Office" are used in an attempt to brainwash Dafa practitioners with lies. Determined Dafa practitioners are sentenced harshly, for example to three years in forced labor camp.
8. [Xinxiang City, Henan Province] Dafa Practitioners are Brutally Persecuted at Xinxiang Women's Jail
According to several criminals released from the Xinxiang Women's Jail: The jail police are very cruel to Falun Gong practitioners. After being sent to the jail, Falun Gong practitioners are first shut in the mini-cells and tortured violently by different methods. The initial body search is very strict, and any cotton-padded jackets and trousers are soaked in water in an attempt to ruin any Falun Gong materials.
9. [Henan Province] A Partial List of Dafa Practitioners Being Detained at the Third Forced Labor Camp of Henan Province
Mr. Wang Yukun, from Anyang
Mr. Pang Liang, from Jiyuan
Mr. Li Bing, from Xinyang
Mr. Zhao Yongzhong, from Jiaozuo
Mr. Li Jinke, Mr. Wang Xinjin, Mr. Li Xincheng, Mr. Liu Mofu, from Nanyang
Mr. Xin Weiwei, Mr. Bai Hongming, Mr. Yang Jianjun from Xu Chang
Mr. Jin Chaofu, Mr. Feng Shulin, Mr. Hu Bing from Xinxiang
Mr. Ning Xinwei, Mr. Chen Xiaoming, Mr. Fu LimingüCMr. Cui Yusheng, from Sanmenxia
Ms. Yue Caiyun, Mr. Peng Hongyan from Shangqiu
Mr. Li Chengyang, from Heiliangjiang Province
Mr. Yan Xinliang, Mr. Wu Junqing from Luohe
Mr. Wang Lei, Mr. Lei Zhongchang, from Zhoukou
Mr. Wang Bing from Hebi
Mr. Zhang Hui from Zhumadian
10. [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Dafa Practitioner Zhao Aimin is Illegally Arrested
Mr. Zhao Aimin lived in the Xisanjiao area. In 2001, he was sentenced to one year in a forced labor camp and was released around October 2002. In late July, 2003, he was arrested while delivering Falun Dafa truth-clarifying materials. His situation is currently unknown.
11. [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Dafa Practitioner Wang Yinke Has Been Illegally Detained for One Year
On August 31, 2002, police officers from the Zhentou police Station broke into Wang Yinke's living quarters at 1:00 am. They arrested him and other Dafa practitioners, and then tortured them. Now Wang is detained at the Xinle County Detention Center in Shijiazhuang City. The Qiaoxi Court of Shijiazhuang City is likely try him shortly.
12. [Baoding City, Hebei Province] Families of Detained Dafa Practitioners are Not Allowed to Visit Them
Since December 2002, guards at the Baoding Jail have not allowed Dafa practitioners' families to visit them. In the months when SARS was prevailing, they used the epidemic as an excuse. Now the entrance guards simply do not allow visitors to enter through the door. Money or other items are not accepted, nor are phone calls, or mail.
Relevant units and information:
1) Baoding Jail, Hebei Province, 77 Qiyidonglu, Baoding City, Hebei 071000.
2) The Hebei Province Forced Labor Camp Committee.
Director: Li Jinke, 86-311-8607766
Director: Sun Hai,86-311-8607778 (he is in charge of reduction of terms, advance releases etc. This person is very bad. Sometimes he does not agree to release Dafa practitioners even when the 610 office has agreed.
3) "610 Office" and the political and judiciary committee of the Hebi Province:
Office, 45 Weimingnan Street, Shijiazhuang City, Heibei 050053
On Duty Office: 86-311-7904632
Zhang Zhiqiang, head of the"610 Office", 86-311-7903645(office), 86-311-7905296(home);
Li Wenquan, head of the"610 Office", 86-311-7903174 (office), 86-311-5661490 (home);
13. [Beijing City] The Guilty Conscience of the Beijing "610 Office"
Each April is the time when university graduates look for jobs. In April this year, 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.] of Beijing wanted to hire some graduates. Owing to their guilty conscience, they only posted a small note on a wall, and even that notice was torn off by someone that same evening.