Latest News from China - November 1, 2004
1. [Panjin City, Liaoning Province] Li Shangshi Unlawfully Sentenced to Fourteen Years in Prison
In 1999 Li Shangshi, former leader of the Panjin City Falun Gong Assistance Center, was unlawfully sentenced to three and a half years of forced labor. After coming out of Dabei Prison in Shenyang, Liaoning Province in 2003, Li continued to validate the Fa. On April 20, 2004, Li was again arrested by Panjin police and taken to Panjin Detention Center. In September 2004 Li was sentenced to fourteen years in prison and taken to Fushun Prison. Li has been on a hunger strike since September 28 to protest this unlawful incarceration.
Fushun Prison's main phone number is 86-413-7675904.
2. [Panjin City, Liaoning Province] Mr. Wang Kaiming Arrested, His Wife Forced to Leave Town and Become Destitute
On October 23, 2004, officers from the Neighborhood Administration Office of Gaosheng Oil Extraction Factory and the Liaohe Oil Fields arrested Panjin Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Wang Kaiming. He was taken to Fushun City, Liaoning Province. Mr. Wang's wife, Yao Guilan, has been forced to leave home and go into exile to avoid arrest.
Relevant telephone numbers:
Country code: 86; city code: 427
Chen Yuhua, director of the neighborhood administration office: 7500439
Deputy director of the neighborhood administration office: 7500082
Wang Guodong, justice and security committee of the neighborhood administration office: 7500756.
3. [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Teacher at Huazhong University of Science and Technology Deceived and Sent to the Miaoshan Provincial Brainwashing Center
On October 20, 2004, officials of the Hubei Province "610 Office," in cooperation with the Huazhong University of Science and Technology security division and other organizations, abducted Mr. Xiao Zhi and sent him to the provincial brainwashing center in Miaoshan. Mr. Xiao is a teacher at the university. He was deceived into going to the university so they could capture him and send him to the brainwashing center. He sternly condemned the official's actions. One and a half hours after he arrived at Miaoshan, officials had to send him back to the university, because his blood pressure was too high.
Later that same day, in cooperation with the university's security division, officials of the provincial "610 Office" deceived Ms. Ye Cuilan and took her away to the same brainwashing center. Ms. Ye is an accountant at the university.
Relevant telephone numbers:
Country code: 86; city code: 27
Zhu Yuquan, Party Secretary of Huazhong University of Science of Technology: office, 87542498; home, 87542364
Yuan Guoxiang, head of the university's security division: office, 875434649; home, 87541188
Xie Huazhu, deputy head of the university's security division: home, 87544332
Liu Changwen, section head of the university's security division: office, 87543664; home, 87544927.
4. [Anqiu City, Shandong Province] Two Practitioners Arrested by Anqiu Police
On October 28, 2004, two Anqiu City practitioners, Ms. Hui Ruiying, 66, and another woman around 40 years old, went to Huangjia Village in Guangong Town, Anqiu City, to distribute truth-clarifying materials. Three or four plainclothes police officers arrested the two practitioners after they received reports from villagers who were unaware of the truth of the persecution against Falun Dafa. Police ransacked Ms. Hui's home the same afternoon.
5. [Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] Practitioner Ms. Xue Suirong Arrested
Someone who was unaware of the truth of the persecution turned in Guangzhou practitioner Ms. Xue Suirong while she was distributing truth-clarifying materials. She was arrested and is being held at Dongshan District Detention Center.
6. [Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia] Mr. Liu Wenzhong from the Songshan District Taken to Brainwashing Center Immediately after His Release from Forced Labor
Mr. Liu Wenzhong, from the Songshan District of Chifeng City in Inner Mongolia, was formerly the owner of a Haoxiaoxi retail store. Officers from the Songshan District State Security Unit and the local police station arrested him for practicing Falun Dafa. On October 28, 2001, he was unlawfully taken to Wuyuan Forced Labor Camp to serve a three-year sentence.
Mr. Liu was released from the labor camp on October 26, 2004. Before he had even gotten back home, officials of the Chifeng City "610 Office" abducted him and sent him to a brainwashing center for continued persecution.
7. [Tianjin] Mr. Xu Xiaolong Remains in Custody after His Prison Term Ends for Refusing to Give up His Belief
Mr. Xu Xiaolong from Tianjin was unlawfully sentenced to five years in prison for practicing Falun Dafa. He should have been released on October 27, 2004, when his five-year term ended. Because he refused to give up his belief, however, he was transferred to Xiqing Branch Police Department in Tianjin for continued persecution.
8. [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] "610 Office" Officials at Wuhan Steel Company in Qingshan District Arrest Mr. Zhong Xiaoning
Zhang Mingda, primary leader of the "610 Office" at Wuhan Steel Company in the Qingshan District of Wuhan City, Hubei Province, ordered leaders of the subsidiary Fire-Proof Factory to abduct practitioner Mr. Zhong Xiaoning. The factory leaders promised Mr. Zhong "on their honor" that he would not be persecuted. On October 21 they deceived him into leaving work with them and took him to the Tangxunhu Brainwashing Center, publicly known as the Hubei Legal Education Center.
9. [You County, Hunan Province] More Information about the Persecution of Practitioners in You County
In the section "Six Falun Dafa Practitioners Arrested, One Forced to Leave Town and Go into Exile" of the Clearwisdom website's article titled Latest News from China -- October 20, 2004, the initial report of the persecution of seven practitioners was given. Here is a recap with follow-up information.
Around August 16, 2004, Zhuzhou City Police Department and the Political Security Unit of the You County Police Department arrested three practitioners, Liu You'an, Ms. Zeng Xuemei and Su Niansong, on charges that they posted flyers promoting Falun Dafa. All three practitioners have since been unlawfully sentenced to forced labor.
The practitioner forced into exile, Mr. Wang Weineng, is around 30 years old and an employee of the You County No. 2 People's Hospital. His wife Ms. Wang Xihua is also an employee of the same hospital. She has been unlawfully placed under surveillance and has become depressed.
The other three practitioners, who were turned in to the police and arrested while raising public awareness about Falun Dafa just after the October 1 National Day, are Ms. Wu Xueyi, Ms. Chen Yun'e and He Difan. They are being unlawfully held at the You County Police Department's detention center.
10. [Yifeng County, Jiangxi Province] Ye Ziping and Two Other Practitioners Arrested
On October 25 and 26, 2004, three practitioners in Yifeng County, Jiangxi Province, were arrested. The arresting officers came from Section 1 of the Yifeng County Police Department and the Chengdong Police Station. Huang Renzhang is the head of that section at the police department. The three practitioners, Ms. Ye Ziping, Ms. Zhang and Ms. Tan, are currently in custody. The police also took away a deposit receipt for 6,000 yuan from Ms. Tan's home.
Relevant telephone numbers:
Country code: 86; city code: 795
Yifeng County Political and Judiciary Committee in Jiangxi Province: 276571
Political Security Section of Yifeng County Police Department: 2769621
Social Order Section of Yifeng County Police Department: 2769623
Administration Section of Yifeng County Police Department: 2769630
Political Affairs Section of Yifeng County Police Department: 2769633
Crime Investigation Unit of Yifeng County Police Department: 2769625
Chengdong Police Station, a subsidiary of Yifeng County Police Department: 2780433.
11. [Zhengzhou City, Henan Province] Ms. Liu Sufang and Her Mother Arrested for Going to Beijing
Ms. Liu Sufang is a Falun Dafa practitioner from Zhengzhou. Recently her mother turned 70. The elderly lady had never been to Beijing and she asked her daughter take her. On September 28, Ms. Liu and her mother arrived in Beijing. Those who claimed to be examining residential identification cards unlawfully took them into custody as soon as they found a place to stay. Ms. Liu's mother is from Leihe. It was not long before Leihe police officers stationed in Beijing showed up and took her away. The next day officers from the Nanguan Neighborhood Administration and the Guancheng Branch Police Department in Zhengzhou City, Henan Province, took Ms Liu Sufang back to her hometown. She is being held at Wanqingshanzhuang Brainwashing Center.
12. [Huaihua City, Hunan Province] Liu Jianhua from Hongjiang District Unlawfully Taken to Detention Center
On October 22 after 10:00 p.m., officials from the Hongjiang District "610 Office" and other officers broke into the home of Falun Dafa practitioners Mr. Zeng Hongyuan and his wife Liu Jianhua. The group included police officers Zhou Wei, Yu Huimin, Huang Ling and Yu Yiqiang. The officers kicked and beat Mr. Zeng as soon as they came in. They grabbed his hair and smashed his head against the wall. Zeng's arm was also injured after being twisted. His wife was arrested and taken to a detention center.
Cellular number of police officer Zhou Wei: 86-13607418313.
13. [Dandong City, Liaoning Province] Zhang Yunjie Unlawfully Arrested
Officers of the Division No. 1 Police Department arrested Zhang Yunjie, who is from Dandong City, Liaoning Province, around 8:00 a.m. on October 10 for distributing Falun Dafa leaflets and DVD's. Zhang's home was ransacked. One DVD writer and blank DVD's were confiscated. Zhang's whereabouts are unknown.