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Latest News from China - September 15, 2004

Oct. 3, 2004


[Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province] Practitioners Illegally Arrested

On July 27, Mr. Zhong Hongzhang and Mr. Yan Laisheng from Jinzhou City were arrested while distributing truth-clarifying materials. After that, they were unlawfully taken to Linghai Detention Center. Several days later, Yan Laisheng was sentenced to three years of forced labor. He is being detained in Jinzhou Forced Labor Camp. The police do not allow his family members to visit him. Yan Laisheng is currently on a hunger strike in protest.

Lai Laisheng used to live in Yi County. Several years ago, he became homeless and destitute in order to avoid persecution. He came to Jinzhou City to make a living.

Mr. Zhu Hongzhang is from Jilin City. One month after he was abducted, he was sentenced to one year of forced labor. He is presently detained in Jinzhou Forced Labor Camp.

[Changchun City, Jilin Province] Persecution of Practitioner Liu Yaqian

Since July 20, 1999, Changchun practitioner Liu Yaqian was detained for fifteen days in Daguang Detention Center, then for one year in Heizuizi Forced Labor Camp in 2000. His home was illegally searched twice.

During detention in the forced labor camp, Liu Yaqian was forced to work over ten hours a day, sometimes until midnight. When his hands blistered and bled, he was forced to continue working after wrapping his hands with cloth. He had scabies all over his body.

In August 2001, Liu Yaqian was detained in Tiebei Detention Center, where he was subjected all kinds of torture. He lost control of his bladder after a severe beating by guards. Later, he was transferred to Changchun No.3 Detention Center, where he was detained until September 2003. After that, he was unlawfully sentenced to fifteen years in prison.

[Beijing] Practitioners from Tsinghua University Imprisoned

Ms. Chu Tong and Mr. Wang Weiyu were secretly sentenced to eleven and eight years in prison respectively in Chaoyang District People's Court in April 2004. The two practitioners filed an appeal at the same time. In June 2004, the No.2 Medium People's Court in Beijing secretly kept the original sentence without going through any trial.

Ms. Chu is currently detained in Beijing Women's Prison located at Tiantanghe in Daxing. Wang Weiyu is detained in Ward No. 12 of Qingjing Prison.

[Beijing] Practitioner He Guilan, Whereabouts Unknown

Ms. He Guilan, a Falun Dafa practitioner in Beijing, was arrested at home on April 23, 2004. Her whereabouts is still unknown.

[Beijing] Practitioner Fan Shuwen Illegally Detained

Fan Shuwen, a practitioner from Shunyi District, was reported while distributing truth-clarifying materials in her spare time after looking after her mother-in-law at the Shuyi District Hospital. She was illegally detained over twenty days ago.

Relevant phone numbers:

The National Security Department of Shunyi District, 86-10-69426433

Yan Zhigang, assistant director in charge of persecuting Falun Gong

Sun Fucheng, president of Shuyi District Court in Beijing City, 86-13501355350 (Cell)

[Hengyang City, Hunan Province] Practitioners Liu Gangzhou and Long Ganying Are Detained

On September 7, Mr. Liu Guangzhou, a practitioner and a retired employee of Hengyang Rubber Plant, and Ms. Long Ganying, Mr. Liu's wife and a retired employee from Hengyang Environmental Protection Department, were unlawfully arrested while distributing truth-clarifying materials at Huayuan Market of Hengyang City. They were forcibly taken to the "610 Office" in Shigu District and then to the local police substation. After a whole night's brutal torture and illegal interrogation, the police searched their home and confiscated several hundred copies of truth-clarification materials without justification. Currently they are being kept in custody at the Wangjiawan Detention Center.

[Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Four Falun Dafa Practitioners Arrested

On September 6, 2004, Chunhai Police Substation abducted four Falun Dafa practitioners, Ms. Hu Guilian, Mr. Liu Wenchan, Ms. Hu Shumei and Ms. Ma Xueqing. Their homes were illegally searched.

Relevant phone numbers:

Chunhai Police Substation, 86-411-82717435
Director, 86-411-82702150

[Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province] Practitioner Zhou Yumei Has Been on Hunger Strike over Four Months in Masanjia Forced Labor Camp

Ms. Zhou Yumei from Jinzhou City has been on hunger strike over four months in Masanjia Forced Labor Camp. Her life is in great danger. For the past fifteen days, she has become extremely weak due to torture, and has no strength to open her mouth.

[Tangshan City, Hebei Province] Practitioner Zhang Zhenguang Tortured in Kaiping Forced Labor Camp

Zhang Zhenguang is from Yongqing County of Langfang District. Since mid-March, 2004, he has been detained in the Kaiping Forced Labor Camp and has been on hunger strike in protest. Presently, he is becoming very weak and often loses consciousness. He is currently in Kaiping Hospital.

Relevant phone numbers:

Kaiping Forced Labor Camp (the No.1 Forced Labor Camp in Hebei Province) in Tangshan City, 86-315-3363939

Li Xiaofeng, director of Kaiping Forced Labor Camp, 86-13933396528 (Cell), 86-13091059657 (Cell)

Xu Deshan, director of the labor camp, 86-315-2020980 (Home)

Yuan Daguo, assistant director of the labor camp, 86-315-2011861 (Home)

Li Hong and Fan Xiuzhen from the Administrative Section (mainly in charge of force-feeding), 86-315-3367081

[Kunming City, Yunnan Province] College Teacher Protests Illegal Detention in Prison with Hunger Strike

Jiang Yuliu is a teacher from the No.2 Career College in Kunming City. Jiang has been on hunger strike, protesting against the illegal detention. Jiang has become very weak.

Relevant phone numbers:

Forced Labor Committee of Kunming City, 86-871-3017125
Forced Labor Committee of Yunnan Province, 86-871-4189125
Director of Yunnan No.2 Forced Labor Camp, 86-878-4861050
Assistant director, 86-878-4861077

[Hui County, Henan Province] Falun Dafa Practitioners Subject to Torture

Many Falun Dafa practitioners in Hui County were reported and abducted while explaining the truth to the public in Lingchuan County of Shanxi Province on September 9, 2004. The practitioners' names are Feng Yonghua, Hao Qiuhua, Cai Dongmei and Lang Qingfeng from Nanzai Township, and Cai Chengxi from Pingluo Township. They are currently being kept in Lingchuan Detention Center and subjected to torture.

[Hui County, Henan Province] Ji Meifang Tortured, Her Family Members Implicated

Ms. Ji Meifang, 55 years old, is a Falun Dafa practitioner from Xiguan Village of Hui County. In 2003, she was abducted and detained. Because she refused to write the so-called "statement of guarantee" not to practice Falun Gong, she was wrongfully sentenced to six years in prison. She is being detained in the No.5 Prison of Xinxiang City.

[Xintai City, Shandong Province] Unlawful Officers Harass Falun Dafa Practitioners and Their Family Members

Around August 27, 2004, Zhao Leyou from Zhaojiazhuang of Wennan Town, Xintai City had been released from illegal detention about two months earlier. However, with clubs in hand, a group of young thugs from the Wennan Branch of Xintai Public Security Bureau and people from the local "610 Office" broke into his home without justification. They confiscated his Falun Dafa literature and truth-clarifying VCDs. Zhao Leyou ran and hid in the field of crops by the village. He has become homeless and destitute in order to avoid illegal detention. At the same time, Mr. Zhao Xisan's home in the same village was also searched (his wife is a Falun Gong practitioner).

Relevant phone numbers:

Chen Jun, director of Wennan Branch, Xintai Public Security Bureau, 86-538-7712166 (Office), 86-13305387558 (Cell)

[Xiantao City, Hubei Province] Wang Xianzhi Abducted

On September 10, Ms. Wang Xianzhi from Dutai Village, Longhuashan Office of Xiantao City and another practitioner were arrested by Longhuashan Police Substation. Their whereabouts are still unknown.

Relevant phone numbers:

Party and Executives of Longhuashan Office, 86-728-3223298

Yang Yong, director of Longhuashan Office, 86-728-3223296, 86-728-3222373, 86-13085129392 (Cell)

Yan Heping, director of the Armed Forces Department, 86-728-3223298£¬86-728-3232139

[Kunming City,Yunnan Province] Practitioners Yang Huaiying and Duan Fei Are Arrested

At the end of August 2004, Ms. Yang Huaiying from the Kunming Towel Plant was abducted while putting up truth-clarifying materials in Majie Town. Policemen from the National Security Team in Majie Town searched her home. At present, she is being detained in the National Security Team in Majie Town.

On September 12, 2004, Duanfei from Kunming City (an English teacher from Southwest Forestry Institute) was unlawfully arrested while distributing truth-clarifying materials. Policemen from Honglian Police Substation searched his home on September 14. They confiscated his computer, a printer, and truth-clarifying materials. A five-year-old child has been left alone at his home. His current situation is unknown.

[Ezhou City, Hubei Province] Song Chunmei Is Detained in Hongshan Brainwashing Class

At noon on September 9, 2004, Ms. Song Chunmei, a Falun Dafa practitioner from Ezhou City, was having lunch at her mother's place. All of a sudden, people from the "610 Office" in Ezhou City and several policemen broke in and unjustly abducted Song Chunmei. She was forcibly taken to Hongshan Brainwashing Class in Wuhan City.

Song Chunmei, about 40 years old, graduated from college, was a cadre and a Party member in the City Credit Cooperative. She was laid off in 1999. After she obtained the Fa in 1999, she began her determined cultivation practice.

During February 2001 to June 2004, Song Chunmei was detained in Lianhuashan Brainwashing Class in Ezhou City and tortured there. In early 2002, she was tortured for one month in Ezhou No.1 Detention Center for explaining the truth of Falun Dafa.

During August and September this year, she was unlawfully abducted again simply because she tried to clarify the truth to the officers of the Politics & Law Committee in Ezhou City and appealed to relevant officers regarding the unfair treatment she had experienced.

Relevant phone number:

Hu Liebing (very vicious), assistant director of the "610 Office" in Ezhou City, 86-711-3830610