Summary of Other Articles and News - December 29, 2003
Brutal Persecution in Forced Labor Camps
Policemen at the Dalian Forced Labor Camp incited thugs to use the most indecent and despicable methods to persecute female Falun Gong practitioners. They forced mop handles into their vaginas, stuffed chilies into their vaginas and used shoe brushes to scrape their private parts until they bled. They hung practitioners in positions of two arms reaching out flat and two legs pulled apart. The thugs also used the corner of the back of a chair to hit the female practitioners' private parts until they were dripping with blood. It was really horrible to see.
You Yuehong, a staff member of the Tax Collecting and Management Office of the Land Tax Bureau in Huludao City, is a Falun Dafa practitioner. He was forcibly taken away from his work unit during working hours on October 13, 2003 and sent to the Xingcheng Forced Brainwashing Center in an attempt to force him to renounce his belief in Falun Dafa. However, facing the persecution, You Yuehong firmly upheld his belief. On October 17, he was transferred to a detention center, and in the middle of November he was sentenced to three years of forced labor.
Female Falun Dafa practitioner Guan Yuqin was a staff member of the Fangzheng Forest Bureau in Heilongjiang Province. Since July 20, 1999 she has been to Beijing many times to appeal and was twice illegally sentenced to forced labor. In July 2003 she walked out of the detention center using righteous thoughts. Guan Yuqin was again abducted in Daqing City on December 25 and then sent back to the Fangzheng Police Department, and has been detained ever since. She is now in critical condition and has been hospitalized. On July 19, 2003, Falun Dafa practitioner Kong Fanying was illegally sentenced to three years imprisonment and is now kept in the detention center of the Fangzheng Police Department. Another practitioner, Pang Yinghui, was arrested and sentenced together with Kong Fanying. To protest her illegal sentence, Kong Fanying has been on hunger strike for 45 days and is now in critical condition.
The forms and methods used by Wuyuan Forced Labor Camp of Inner Mongolia to persecute Falun Dafa practitioners include forced brainwashing everyday, inciting inmates to keep watch on the movements of the practitioners, cursing at and beating up practitioners at random, using one or more electric batons to shock practitioners' mouths, faces, ears, bellies, backs, and private parts or inserting the electric baton into the mouth, using rubber belt to beat the practitioners, kicking and punching, slapping on the face and grabbing the hair to swing the head against the wall, cuffing their hands behind the back for days or weeks which has crippled the arms of several practitioners, confining practitioners to the solitary cells for days or weeks, "tying with ropes" [The police tie up the practitioner with a thin rope, circle the rope around the neck and tie the hands behind the back. Then the police would use all the force they could muster to tighten the rope. The rope becomes tighter and tighter around the body of the practitioner, and makes it more and more difficult for him to breathe. The pain is so intense that the practitioner sometimes loses control of his bladder. There are instances when the rope was tightened enough to break a practitioner's arm.], torturing the practitioners with loud noises of extremely high decibels, punishing the practitioners by forcing them to stand, run or be exposed to cold weather for a long time, doing hard manual labor for very long hours, forbidding family members to visit the practitioners and depriving the practitioners' rights of free correspondence, illegally extending the terms of detention, and pocketing practitioners' living allowance and the money for meals. Under the brutal persecution, Falun Dafa practitioners suffer both mentally and physically, and their families also suffer enormous pressure.
Recently, the scheme of the unlawful officials of Yilan County in Heilongjiang Province to abduct Dafa practitioners for brainwashing has been foiled after all the practitioners in the county sent forth righteous thoughts intensively. The four practitioners who were abducted were all released. However, the officials are now secretly working on plans to continue their persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners. Headed by the newly appointed director of the "610 Office,"* Yang Xiaochun, the officials plan to abduct 50 to 100 practitioners and send them to the brainwashing center.
Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Zhang Pengzhu, 33, was a staff member of the Benxi Iron and Steel Complex in Liaoning Province. In February 2002, the depraved police surrounded Zhang's home and tried to arrest him. Zhang was forced to jump out the window from the second floor to escape arrest. The police then broke into Zhang's home and looted his belongings. Zhang was forced to leave his work unit and go from place to place to avoid arrest.
Female practitioner Yu Yongzhen, from Wuqiao County in Hebei Province, was illegally detained four times and extorted a total of 30 thousand Yuan [500 Yuan is the average monthly income for an urban worker in China.] for not giving up her belief in Falun Gong. Recently, when the police from the Political and Security Section of the Wuqiao County Police Department tried to abduct her once again, she was forced to jump out of the window from the third floor. As a result, she suffered from three fractures and is now under emergency treatment at the hospital.
Since July 20, 1999, the police of Shanxian County, Henan Province have never stopped persecuting Falun Gong practitioners. In November 2001, the head of the Guanyingtang Police Station, Liu Xinyuan, led a group of policemen to break into Falun Dafa practitioner Wang Fa's home and abduct Wang Fa, his wife, and his two sisters. The police also looted the house and took all the Falun Gong books and six thousand Yuan in cash. Wang Fa is now being held at a detention center and has barely a breath left in his body due to the brutal torture. His hair is now all white, and his teeth have been broken off from the forced feeding. Dafa practitioners Qin Fajun, Li Zhongmin, and many others have also been persecuted and it's unknown whether they are still alive.
Housewife Wang Xiaozhen, from Sanhe City in Hebei Province, suffered from all sorts of illnesses after giving birth to her child, and she always felt uncomfortable in her abdomen as if there were a lump. However, medical treatment failed to work. When she began to practice Falun Gong, all the symptoms disappeared and her health went back to normal. On October 28, 1999 Wang Xiaozhen went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong. She was illegally arrested and sentenced to one year of forced labor. Her husband spent a huge amount of money seeking help from some influential connections, and finally Wang Xiaozhen was allowed to obtain a guarantor and awaits trial out of custody.
Interesting Stories from a Primary School Pupil Validating the Fa in His Own Words
I am 12 years old. I obtained the Fa from my parents when I was four. My home has been the site of Fa study and exercises ever since then. In 2001, I was in third grade. My teacher asked the pupils in my class to write a composition attacking Falun Dafa. Another young fellow practitioner and I would not do it. We were summoned to the principal's office. That fellow practitioner started to introduce Falun Gong to the principal as I was smiling beside him. The principal was really at his wits' end and simply let us go. When I was in fourth grade I paid more attention in clarifying the truth to my classmates. I talked about the facts of how Falun Gong has been persecuted in China. Some believed what I said right away, some took a few days to believe, and others were still a little skeptical. Those who truly believed the truth of Falun Dafa kept the truth-clarification pamphlets and photos. When my teacher asked us to tell a story, I told an ancient cultivation story, "Red-eyed Stone Lion." When the teacher asked us to copy stories by hand I chose stories of Dafa practitioners. When the teacher asked us to copy by hand poems that we had not seen before, I copied the poems from Hongyin. My school held an exhibition of our drawings, and for my exhibit I drew lotus flowers. Our teacher assigned us to write a composition entitled "I Discovered." I wrote what I had discovered from learning Falun Dafa: if a person wants wealth, he must be "rich and virtuous;" if a country wants to be prosperous, it must "pacify the external by cultivating the internal;" and if the mankind wants immortality, it would only be achieved "when the Fa is right." I got an A+ for my composition. Under the meticulous care of our Teacher, I will let go of still more of my attachments and do even better.
*"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.
Category: Accounts of Persecution