Latest News from China (February 9, 2004)
February 8, 2004
- [Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province] Dafa Practitioners in Jiamusi City's Prison Stage a Hunger Strike to Protest the Escalating Persecution
- [Dehui City, Jilin Province] Poor Physical Condition of Dafa Practitioner Jiang Chunxian from Torture in Prison
- [Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] Dafa Practitioners Liu Boqi and Shen Yuanhui Are Sent to a Brainwashing Session
- [Shouguang City, Shandong Province] Abduction of Dafa Practitioner Mr. Ge Shuchang
- [Weifang City, Shandong Province] Arrest of Dafa Practitioners Zhang Xinzhong and Zhang Shilun
- [Hubei Province] Police Beat Practitioners
- [Jiujiang City, Jiangxi Province] Cases of Dafa Practitioners Being Persecuted
- [Jiujiang County, Jiangxi Province] Repeat Arrest of Dafa Practitioner Mr. Zhang Shenglun for Telling Passers-by "Falun Dafa Is Good"
[Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province] Dafa Practitioners in Jiamusi City's Prison Stage a Hunger Strike to Protest the Escalating Persecution
News from February 6, 2004: Personnel in the Jiamusi City Prison's No. 6 Section hung Dafa practitioners in the corridor. On February 7, over 50 Dafa practitioners held in that prison staged a hunger strike to protest the cruel torture.
(Country code: 86, area code: 454)
Warden of Jiamusi City's Prison: Liu Changyu;
The general duty room of Jiamusi City's Prison: 8204261, 8304243, 8317458, 8304433
Office of supervisor: 8303838
Office of deputy supervisor: 8317155, 8317228, 8317233, 8302507, 8317258.
[Dehui City, Jilin Province] Poor Physical Condition of Dafa Practitioner Jiang Chunxian from Torture in Prison
On January 15, 2004, right after practitioner Ms. Jiang Chunxian from Dehui City was sentenced to prison, they sent her to Changchun City's Heizuizi Prison, the Women's Prison in Jilin Province on the same day, and she is now being held at the Re-education Team. She has developed a perforated lung due to the long-term detention and torture she received while in detention . A family member who visited her said that Jiang Chunxian is now in poor physical condition. She often has blood in her urine and is so skinny that her face is almost unrecognizeable. However, the personnel in the prison just ignore her dangerous situation and do not provide her medical care nor release her on bail.
Responsible units and some phone numbers:
Directors of Women's Prison of Jilin Province (the Heizuizi Prison):
Xu Guangsheng: 86-431-5375001
Gao Mingya: 86-431-5375002
Wang Jie: 86-431-5375003.
[Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] Dafa Practitioners Liu Boqi and Shen Yuanhui Are Sent to a Brainwashing Class
Practitioner Mr. Liu Boqi was an employee of the Guangdong Branch, People's Bank of China. On February 4, 2004, policemen from Haizhu District's Jiangnanzhong Street Police Station arrested him from home. He was sent to Haizhu District's Brainwashing Center the next day.
Another practitioner, Ms. Shen Yuanhui, was sent to the brainwashing class at the same time.
The Jiangnanzhong Street Police Station: 86-20-84444421 and
Haizhu District's Brainwashing Class: Heguirong Welfare House, Guangzhou Road South, Guangzhou City. Telephone number: 86-20-84219584.
[Shouguang City, Shandong Province] Abduction of Dafa Practitioner Mr. Ge Shuchang
In the evening of December 3, 2003, practitioner Mr. Ge Shuchang from Tuntian Village, Luocheng Town, Shouguang City, Weifang District was abducted. Police climbed over the wall of his back yard, broke into and ransacked his house. They had no warrants. Ge Shuchang is now detained at Shouguang City's Detention Center. His detailed situation is unknown yet.
[Weifang City, Shandong Province] Arrest of Dafa Practitioners Zhang Xinzhong and Zhang Shilun
Mr. Zhang Xinzhong, 49 years old, lives in Lao Yagu Village/Zhiyuan County/Linjun, Weifang City, Shandong Province. On March 27, 2003, the police from Yeyuan Town arrested him and sent him to the Weifang City Labor Camp. The police had not told his family and has not allowed his family to visit him. His mother, wife and children are worrying about him daily. The Yeyuan Police office perpetrators have told his family to pay 5,000 Yuan* to bail Mr. Zhang out. It was a plot to extort money from Mr. Zhang's family.
Mr. Sun Shilun, 50 years old, lives in Xiao Zhuyang Village/Yangshan Town, Linqu County, Weifang City, Shandong Province. On January 17, 2004, three "610 Office"** personnel and two local police officers arrested him at the Zhuyang Market. His whereabouts are unknown. Mr. Sun's family has gone to the "610 Office" twice to ask for Mr. Sun's release, but did not get any information of his whereabouts. "610 Office" enforcers of Jiang's orders ransacked Mr. Sun's home but did not find any "evidence." Mr. Sun, however, is still detained.
[Hubei Province] Police Beat Practitioners
Many practitioners are detained at the Hanyang Prison. On December 18, 2003, the prison's No. 10 Division held a meeting to criticize the newer detained practitioners from that division. One practitioner shouted out, "Falun Dafa is Good!" Then many practitioners from the crowd followed him and shouted "Falun Dafa is Good!" The police started to beat practitioners. Huang Ruoxu, the police chief, admitted that he had personally beaten one practitioner. This prisoner, Dafa practitioner from Wuhan City was sentenced to eight years imprisonment.
Around June 2003, Ms. Chen Si and her mother from Wuhan University were arrested and detained at the Wuhan No. 1 Detention Center. Their relatives were not allowed to visit them for several months. The detention center only accepted money but refused to allow them to visit.
[Jiujiang City, Jiangxi Province] Cases of Dafa Practitioners Being Persecuted
On October 14, 2003 when Dafa practitioner Ms. Fan Huoxiang from De'an County/Jiujiang City/Jiangxi Province, was clarifying the Dafa truth, someone reported her to police who arrested her afterwards. She was sent to Jiujiang City's Majialong Forced Labor Camp on December 1, 2003, for three years.
On November 29, 2003, after Dafa practitioner Ms. Wang Guihua had distributed truth-clarifying materials at Linquan Township, an officer from Linquan Township's Police Precinct followed her back home. Later the policeman reported to "610 Office" and brought a search warrant to Wang Guihua's home to arrest her and ransacked her house. Now Wang Guihua is detained at the county's detention center.
Dafa practitioners Ms. Hu Xiumei and Ms.Wang from Xiaochi Town in Hubei Province disappeared on July 15, 2003 after they had gone to Jiujiang City to clarify the truth. They haven't returned till now and we are not certain about their whereabouts.
At the same time, lawless policemen from Xiaochi Town arrested a practitioner named Li and searched that person's house. Dafa practitioner Ms. Hu Bairong, a physician in the OB/GYN Department at Xiaochi Town's People Hospital went to find practitioner Li. To escape her police pursuers who were searching Li's house, she was forced to jump off the second floor and fractured her right foot.
On July 12, 2003, policemen arrested Mr. Wang Zhenxing from home. He is a practitioner in his 30s and an employee of Jiujiang City's Light Machine Factory.
From January 1 to 3, 2004, Dafa practitioners Liu Shouyu and Dai Maonu, employees of Jiujiang City's Rubber Factory, went to Jiujiang City on business, but have not yet returned. Dai Maonu's mother, a woman in her 80s, couldn't find her daughter anywhere. It's highly possible that Ms. Dai Maonu has been arrested.
[Jiujiang County, Jiangxi Province] Repeat Arrest of Dafa Practitioner Mr. Zhang Shenglun for Telling Passers-by "Falun Dafa Is Good"
Dafa practitioner Mr. Zhang Shenglun, from Jiujiang County, Jiangxi Province, told passers-by that Falun Dafa is good and exposed how the Jiang regime persecutes Dafa and Dafa practitioners. On December 12, 2003, personnel from the county's "610 Office" and policemen from the "110" Team (similar to the "911" in the U.S.) from Jiujiang County's Police Department arrested him. Now he is being held at Jiujiang County's Detention Center.
*Yuan is the Chinese currency. The average monthly salary of an urban worker in China is 500 Yuan.
**The "610 Office" is an agency specifically established to persecute Falun Gong, with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems.