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Latest News from China - January 6, 2004

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1. [Shantou City, Guangdong Province] Many Falun Dafa Practitioners Illegally Arrested

On the evening of December 22, 2003 two Falun Dafa practitioners from the Chenghai District of Shantou City were arrested while distributing truth-clarifying materials in Longdu Town. The next day, police from the Lianxia Police Substation broke into a residential house and arrested four Falun Dafa practitioners. Currently these practitioners are being detained at the Chenghai Detention Center. In addition, practitioners Xu Muqun, Wu Wanxian, and De Hui, from eastern Guangdong Province, were illegally arrested while distributing truth-clarifying materials.

Phone numbers of responsible parties:
Country code 86
Party Secretary of Chenghai District, 13902774983 (cell)
Office of the Politics & Security Department's No. 1 Section, 754-5886356
Chen Songmao, Director of the Politics & Security Department's No.1 Section, 754-5870586, 13902709586 (cell)
The Chenghai Detention Center, 754-5722205
Xu Yijin, Director of the Chenghai Detention Center, 754-5879251, 13809676251 (cell)
Zheng Tingdong, Director of Lianxia Police Substation in the Chenghai District, 754-8866236, 13600135889 (cell)
Liu Jie, head of the "610 Office"* in Weihai City, 13001639610 (cell), 631-5215208 (work), 631-5234142 (home) "

* "610 Office" is 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.

2. [Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Harbin Public Security Bureau Orders Timely Arrests of Falun Dafa Practitioners

According to reliable sources, the Harbin Public Security Bureau has recently informed each public security branch by telephone to arrest Falun Dafa practitioners who have been on their list or who have been under surveillance for any length of time, prior to the Chinese Lunar New Year.

3. [Xishui County, Hubei Province] Deputy Director of Xishui Public Security Bureau Persecutes Falun Dafa Practitioners

Huang Haijun, Deputy Director of the Xishui Public Security Bureau, is the chief agent of the Falun Gong persecution in Xishui County. He has been ambitiously climbing the ladder of official positions in hopes of becoming the bureau's director, so he has been very dedicated to the persecution of Falun Gong. During his term in office, over five hundred practitioners have been illegally arrested, over one hundred practitioners' homes have been searched, and thirty-five practitioners have been sentenced to forced labor. Among these practitioners, Hu Youliang and Nan Chuying were tortured to death.

In addition, practitioners Nan Pingxian and Nan Xiaoqing have been detained for nearly a year past the completion of their terms. Nan Xiaoqing is a university student and the son of Nan Chuying, who was tortured to death. Xiaoqing was dismissed from the university simply because he insisted on keeping his belief. The China Supreme Court recently issued a notice forbidding illegal detention, so now the Xishui Public Security Bureau is trying to cover up their crimes by fabricating lies that justify the incarceration of these two practitioners.

Huang Haijun, Deputy Director of Xishui Public Security Bureau, 86-713-4226-298 (home)

4. [Jianchang County, Huludao City] Head of the "610 Office" Seeks Revenge on Falun Dafa Practitioners

A few days ago, Huludao practitioners wrote an open letter to the family members of Zhong Jixiang, head of the "610 Office," exposing his crimes in persecuting Falun Dafa practitioners. Regardless, Zhong Jixiang's criminal behavior remained unfazed. Quite the contrary, he became even more frenetic and anxious to arrest Falun Dafa practitioners who distribute truth-clarifying materials, as well as those who wrote the open letter, for fear that his crimes might become well known. He recently instructed the Jiangchang Public Security Bureau to hire additional people to arrest practitioners who distribute truth-clarifying materials in the evenings.

Contact information:
The "610 Office" in Jianchang County, 86-429-7123434
Zhong Jixiang, head of the "610 Office" in Jianchang County, 86-429-7122466 (home)
Address: #58, Xifanghutong, Ben Street, Jianchang County, Huludao City, Liaoning Province, 122200 (postal code)

5. [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Arrest Warrants Issued for Practitioner Gao Hong and His Family

Mr. Gao Hong is a Falun Dafa practitioner in his sixties from the Santaizi District of Shenyang City. All three people in his family practice Falun Gong, and an arrest warrant has been issued for each of them.

6. [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Practitioner Zhao Yuqin Illegally Arrested

On December 30, 2003, while Zhao Yuqin and her husband were walking along the road, some "610 Office" clerks, the Ertaizi Neighborhood Committee of Dadong District, and police from the Shangyuan Police Substation (Dadong District) suddenly appeared and arrested Zhao Yuqin. Zhao strongly resisted them and was loudly shouting, "Falun Dafa is good! Falun Dafa teaches people to become good people! The evil regime is persecuting good people!" In broad daylight, they frantically grabbed Zhao by the head and pushed her into the police car. Zhao Yuqin is currently detained in a brainwashing class at the Zhangshi Forced Labor Camp in Shenyang City.

Relevant parties and phone numbers:
The "610 Office" in the Dadong District, 86-24-24344563
Yin, head of the "610 Office"
Shangyuan Police Substation of Dadong Public Security Branch, 86-24-88333769
Junior Ma, a female security cadre in the neighborhood

7. [Changge County, Henan Province] Married Couple Illegally Sentenced to Forced Labor

Zhao Baozhuang, a Falun Dafa practitioner from Changge County, runs a small shoe store business in Yingchi County. In August of 2003 the Yingchi Public Security Bureau seized his business assets, and both Zhao Baozhuang and his wife were arrested. Zhao was sentenced to three years in the No. 3 Forced Labor Camp in Xichang City. Prior to the incident, this couple had been extorted out of 3,000 Yuan, for no valid reason. [500 Yuan is the average monthly income for an urban worker in China.] Shoe store inventories worth over 20,000 Yuan and all of the fixtures in the store were taken. Their two children who used to attend school in Yingchi County are not allowed to go there any longer.

8. [Guanghan City, Sichuan Province] Police in Guanghan City Persecute Falun Dafa Practitioners

Mr. Li Jun, 44, is head of the Guanghan National Security Team. He often instructs policemen to torture Falun Dafa practitioners by beating them, kicking them, slapping their faces, dragging them by their hair, force-feeding excrement into their mouths, forcing them to stand on ice in the wintertime, stripping off their clothing down to their underwear and further chilling them with an electric fan, shocking them with electric batons, or forcing them to stand for long periods in the scorching sun. Since the end of 1999, not long after he began persecuting Falun Gong, Li Jun began to suffer from gout. He feels no remorse however, and continues to persecute Falun Dafa practitioners.

Li Jun's phone numbers: 86-838-5226409 (home), 86-838-5226122 (home), 86-838-5223479 (work)

Hao Zhijia, Director of the Xinglong Police Substation of Guanghan City, often illegally arrests, beats, and tortures Falun Dafa practitioners. Ms. Hou Guangtao, a practitioner in her seventies from Xinglong Town, has been tortured many times. She became destitute and homeless in order to avoid illegal detention. At the end of September 2003 she had been illegally arrested and her whereabouts are still unknown.

Hao Zhijie's phone number: 86-838-5750166 (work)

Yan Xinzhi, Deputy Governor of Gaoping Town, Guanghan City, is one of the heads of the "610 Office." He often instructs policemen and other people to persecute Falun Dafa practitioners. Several dozen practitioners in the town, some of whom are elderly, were illegally sentenced to forced labor or prison.

Yan Xinzhi's phone numbers: 86-838-5220545 (home), 86-838-5600453 (work), 86-838-5600183 (work)

Ye Xiangwei, a policeman from the Shenfang Public Security Bureau in Sichuan Province, often beats Falun Dafa practitioners. He kicks them, knocks their heads against the wall, shocks them with electric batons or rubber clubs, and slaps them on the face.

According to a report that appeared in the Deyang Daily on September 29, 2003, thirty-seven Falun Dafa practitioners had been sentenced to prison, fifty-three were sent to forced labor, two hundred sixty-six were detained, and over eighty thousand copies of truth-clarifying materials were destroyed in Guanghan City. The Guanghan National Security Team has 3,214 practitioners in their files, among which one hundred twelve are listed as prominent citizens. These people were fingerprinted, photographed, and had handwriting samples taken, and they are currently under comprehensive supervision.

The following practitioners have been illegally sentenced to prison:

From Luocheng Town:
Mr. An Keqin, 50, 14-year term
Mr. Zhang Wanyou, 55, 10-year term
Ms. Chen Daohua, 50, 10-year term
Ms. Tang Guixiu, 50, 7-year term
Ms. Zhou Hai, 64, 5-year term
Mr. Xiao Hongmo, 5-year term
Ms. Xiao Youqiong, 47, 3-year term

From Gaoping Town:
Ms. Yang Yanyu, 3-year term
Ms. Chen Huayu, 3-year term
Ms. Wu Xianzhi, 3-year term

About nine hundred practitioners have been sent to brainwashing classes in Guanghan City.

9. [Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] Sichuan Water & Power Resources Design Institute and the "610 Office" Illegally Arrest Falun Dafa Practitioners

Prior to the Sixteenth Party Congress last year, by instruction of the Chengdu City "610 Office," Liu Chuan, Director of Caotang Police Substation, and Policeman Xie Zhijun held a meeting at the Sichuan Water & Power Resources Design Institute (S.W.P.R.D.I.). Li Ming, Party Secretary of the institute, Yang Shuchang, Party Secretary of the institute's Commission for Discipline Inspection, Huang Shangyi, director of the institute's Security Department and Lu Guoping devised a plan in coordination with the Caotang Police Substation. They made preparations to restrict the personal freedoms of Falun Dafa practitioners working at the institute for the duration of the Sixteenth Congress. Since then, the S.W.P.R.D.I., together with the Sichuan Local Power Resources Bureau, the "610 Office," the National Security Team, and the Caotang Police Substation, have begun illegally arresting Falun Dafa practitioners.

Six practitioners whose whereabouts are still currently unknown:
Fu Yingfeng, a S.W.P.R.D.I. employee
Zhu Xuezhi, a S.W.P.R.D.I. advanced engineer
Wu Qi, a S.W.P.R.D.I. advanced engineer
Jiang Bo, a S.W.P.R.D.I. advanced engineer
Zhou Jinmei, a Sichuan Local Power Resources Bureau employee
Li Suqiong, a Sichuan Local Power Resources Bureau employee

After these practitioners were illegally arrested, their salaries were terminated but their family members were not informed.

Responsible parties:
Country code 86, city code 28
Yang Shuliang, Director of Sichuan Local Power Resources Bureau
Zhang Zhiyuan, Party Secretary of the Sichuan Local Power Resources Bureau
Telephone: 7316308, 7323461
Fax: 7310400, 7323461
Address: #33, East QingJiang Road, Chengdu City, Sichuan Province
Email: dfdlj@sina.com

Address of Sichuan Water & Power Resources Design Institute:
#20, Qinghua Road, Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, 610072 (post code)
Telephone: 87319071

10. [Tianjing City] Tanggu Bohai Petroleum Company Persecute Falun Dafa Practitioners

Since the Jiang regime's criminal persecution of Falun Gong in 1999, Tanggu Bohai Petroleum Company has subjected their practitioner employees to various forms of persecution. A practitioner who does not yield to the suppression is allowed only 480 Yuan for living expenses, and the practitioners have to alter their work schedules so that they can be monitored. Practitioners' family members are pressured to report on the practitioners' spare time activities. Whenever sensitive dates or holidays draw near, the practitioners are watched even more closely and their homes are more likely to be illegally searched. Practitioners' personal computers will be thoroughly examined. In addition, the persecutors impose huge fines on practitioners and even dismiss them from the company in order to carry out Jiang's order to "bankrupt them financially." Unscrupulous company clerks typically use these opportunities for personal gain.

Responsible parties engaged in the persecution:
Country code 86, city code 22
Donggu Police Substation of Tanggu Bohai Petroleum Company, 66916851
Party Secretaries of Tanggu Bohai Petroleum Company's Public Security Department:
Yang Xiancai, 66912896 (home) (Yang extorted over 100,000 Yuan from practitioners)
Ma Huiying, 66911235 (Four of Ma's family members practiced Falun Dafa, but within a few days after being arrested, Ma gave up all belief and collaborated with the persecutors.
The Sixth Tanggu Criminal Police Team, 25892919
Tianjing Female Prison, 23072074
He Xiangqian, President and Party Secretary of Tanggu Bohai Petroleum Company's Research Institute, 25809139 (home), 25808410 (work)
Gu Deping, Director of the Tanggu Bohai Petroleum Company's Security Section, 25808417 (work)
Liu Zhuting, Comprehensive Service Department Manager at Tanggu Bohai Petroleum Company, 25349636

11. [Huanan County, Heilongjiang Province] Lishu Township Police Substation Illegally Arrests and Beats Falun Dafa Practitioners

On an afternoon in December 2003, Mr. Yang Rongbing, Ms. Liu Fengping, Ms. Zuo Guijuan, and Ms. Lang went to clarify the truth at Lishu Township, in Huanan County. Citizens who had been deceived by the hate propaganda reported them to the authorities while they were distributing truth-clarifying materials. The Lishu Township Police Substation Director led all policemen in his command on a mission to illegally stop, search, and arrest them. Afterwards they were sent to the County Public Security Bureau's National Security Team. These practitioners were interrogated for nearly an entire night. The Director and Vice Director of the National Security Team brutally beat two practitioners, a man and a woman, until their bodies were covered with wounds. With the exception of one lady, all practitioners were sent to a detention center where they still remain.

People directly responsible for the persecution:
Country code 86
Zhao Chunhua, Director of the Lishu Township Police Substation, 454-6650034 (work), 454-6260959 (home), 13349443959 (cell)
Li Junshan, Vice Director, 454-6236009 (home), 13019752009 (cell)
Zhang Jingguo, policeman in charge of internal affairs, 454-6239141 (home), 13836699141 (cell)
Jiang Dianfeng, policeman in charge of civil affairs, 454-6226161 (home), 13089639967 (cell)
Yang Yongfeng, 454-6224950 (home), 13159976759 (cell)

12. [Panjin City, Liaoning Province] Practitioner Sun Jian Becomes Destitute and Homeless Due to Persecution

Sun Jian, an employee from the Agricultural Bank at Shishanzhongxu Farm, in Panjin City, was forced to become destitute and homeless to avoid illegal detention. Currently, Zhang Fengbo, a policeman from Panjin City's Dongguo Police Force, and Cao Zhiyou, Director of the Police Substation at Shishanzhongxu Farm, have issued an arrest warrant, with a reward for whoever aids in the capture of Sun Jian.

Zhang Fengbo, 86-427-5931553 (home)
Cao Zhiyou, 86-427-5981288 (home)

13. [Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province] The "Scientific Health Improvement Class" Is Actually a Secret Prison

In September 2003, Luo Gan, one of the heads of the evil forces behind the Falun Gong persecution, came to inspect Nanchang City. Afterwards, the local public security department established a so-called "Scientific Health Improvement Class." In fact, it is a place to brainwash Falun Dafa practitioners. Four or five policemen had to forcibly carry practitioner Fu Jinfeng to the "Health Improvement Class." The police attempted to shake practitioners' righteous thoughts by showing videos defaming Dafa and Teacher, but practitioners remained unmoved. Instead, they kept practicing the exercises and studying the Fa, and with their righteous thoughts caused the ridiculous "Health Improvement Class" to end in failure.