Latest News from China - March 16, 2004
- [Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] "Ten-Excellence Youth" Fan Haidong Is Detained at Xinjing Brainwashing Center
- [Baotou City, Inner Mongolia] Practitioner Chi Xiaoming Is Illegally Arrested
- [Huai'an City, Anhui Province] Current Situation of Local Falun Dafa Practitioners
- [Jiangyuan County, Jilin Province] Zhang Gongli and Li Aidong Are Detained
- [Dunhuang City, Gansu Province] Persecution in Dunhuang City
- [Changzhou City, Hebei Province] Practitioner Zhao Hongying Is Arrested
- [Huludao City, Liaoning Province] Primary School Teacher Is Unlawfully Detained
- [Chongqing City] Practitioner Yu Shulin Is Arrested
- [Liaoning Province] Practitioners Wang Shoubin and Qian Yanhui Are Detained
- [Ningxiang County, Hunan Province] Advanced Lecturer He Yingqing Detained for More Than Three Years
- [Taizhou City, Zhejiang Province] Practitioner Chen Tianjie Is Sentenced to Eleven Years in Prison
[Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] "Ten-Excellence Youth" Fan Haidong Is Detained at Xinjing Brainwashing Center
Mr. Fan Haidong, an advanced employee and "Ten-Excellence Youth" award winner from Hongguang Electronic Group of Chengdu City, had been sent to a forced labor camp for two years simply because he refused to give up his beliefs in Falun Dafa. Zhou Chuangui and Ge Shanda from the local "610 Office" ["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] are mainly responsible for this case. After the forced labor term came to an end, the "610 Office" did not release him. Instead, they transferred him to Xinjing Brainwashing Center for intensified persecution with the excuse that he persisted in his cultivation practice. Mr. Fan was forced to listen to earsplitting broadcasting programs defaming Dafa. He has now been in the brainwashing center for over one year.
In June 2001, the salaries of seventeen practitioners from Hongguang Electronic Group who had been to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong were transferred from the bank to the control of the "610 Office". Many practitioners had large sums of money extorted from them as 'fines'. For example, Tao Maihua had 2700 yuan extorted; Fan Haidong, 1200 yuan; Tang Hongmei, 3750 yuan; Li Chaoqun, 3750 yuan; Lei Xinghua, 3312 yuan; Hou Junfang, 4812 yuan [average monthly income of an ordinary worker in China is around 500 yuan]. Clerks from the "610 Office" also arrested practitioners by means of deception.
[Baotou City, Inner Mongolia] Practitioner Chi Xiaoming Is Illegally Arrested
Mr. Chi Xiaoming, a Falun Dafa practitioner from Baotou City, was arrested on December 12, 2003. The news of his arrest was blocked. The police do not allow his family members to visit him. A few days ago, a message was brought out of the prison. Police guards in the prison are very corrupt. Practitioners in detention are not provided with enough food. It is said they are given only two small steamed corn buns and two pickles a day. If practitioners' family members bring some money in, they can buy a box of fast food for eight yuan. The box is very small, not even enough for a meal.
[Huai'an City, Anhui Province] Current Situation of Local Falun Dafa Practitioners
With the joint efforts of local practitioners and practitioners outside China, with the support of all voices of justice, Ms. Sun Qirong (who had been given a heavy jail sentence) was released on bail for medical treatment on January 14, 2004.
Ms. Bo Minghua, a blind woman, was given a heavy prison term. She was taken to Suzhou Prison three times and was refused by the prison three times. As a disabled person, she meets the criteria for serving her term outside the prison based on prison regulations. However, because many people in her family practice Falun Gong (her husband and children except for Hu Yu), the "610 Office" and the Public Security Bureau in Huainan City did not want to release her on bail. They wrote a report to their superiors, asking leaders from the provincial level to pressure Suzhou Prison regarding Bo Minghua's case. Ms. Bo Minghua might be held in Suzhou Prison as an exception.
Ms. Wang Yuxiang, a 46-year-old, lives in Xinhuai Village, Tianjia'an District of Huainan City. She was arrested and detained for explaining the truth of Falun Dafa to people on January 17, 2004.
Jin Lida (gender unknown) from Huainan City has been illegally persecuted for a long time. Less than a week after release from forced labor in January 2004, he (she) was taken to the mental hospital for intensified persecution by local "610 Office".
[Jiangyuan County, Jilin Province] Zhang Gongli and Li Aidong Are Detained
Mr. Zhang Gongli from Jiangyuan County went to his brother's home to avoid illegal detention after his wife was unjustly arrested. Since his relatives did not understand the true situation, they reported on him. He is under arrest at Xieli Detention Center in Jiangyuan County (his wife Gong Qiumin, a disabled person, is being kept in custody at the same detention center). Only their daughter, a teenager, is left alone at home.
Ms. Li Aidong, in her sixties, from Jiangyuan County is being detained at the Xieli Detention Center for distributing truth-clarifying materials. People who were poisoned by the hate propaganda reported her.
[Dunhuang City, Gansu Province] Persecution in Dunhuang City
Ms. Zeng Yuying, around 50 years old, was arrested while putting up banners on the evening of May 20, 2003. She was released after a month. In mid-September, she was unlawfully arrested at home for a second time. Prior to China's National Day, she was secretly sentenced to two years of forced labor. Even her family members were not informed of it. Currently she is being detained at Yuzhong Forced Labor Camp in Lanzhou City.
Ms. Zhao Yuying, Mr. Ma Hongjun, and Mr. Wang Yuping were illegally detained while putting up truth-clarifying banners on the evening of August 16, 2003. They were held at the Dunhuang City detention center. On December 10, 2003, Ms. Zhao and Ms. Wang were unlawfully tried in a court, but under their strong righteous thoughts, the trial came to an end in a hurry.
[Changzhou City, Hebei Province] Practitioner Zhao Hongying Is Arrested
Ms. Zhao Hongying, a 43-year-old practitioner from Yuanchanglou Village of Xian County, started to practice Falun Gong in May 1999. She was reported for persisting in continuing to practice. On March 10, 1999, she was unjustly arrested by the National Security Team from the Public Security Bureau in Xian County. The police confiscated her computer, printer and some other personal belongings.
Relevant phone numbers:
Director of the Public Security Bureau in Xian County, 86-317-4622132
Wu Xiansheng, head of the National Security Team, 86-317-4622931 (home), 86-13931721555 (cell)
Lin Lanchun, female, political instructor of the National Security Team, 86-317-4621775 (home)
Li Aihua, policewoman, 86-317-4625695 (home)
Li Zimao, head of the local "610 Office". 86-13832713030 (cell), 86-317-4624355 (cell)
The "610 Office" in Xian County, 86-317-4628610
[Huludao City, Liaoning Province] Primary School Teacher Is Unlawfully Detained
Ms. Sun Wenlan, a Falun Dafa practitioner in her forties from Nanpiao District of Huludao City, lives in Xiaomaozi Village of Lanjia Township. She is the homeroom teacher of Class Two, Grade Three, Qiupigou Primary School of Nanpiao Mineral Bureau. In order that her students not be deceived by the hate propaganda, she explained the truth and distributed some truth-clarifying materials to them. However, she was reported on by a parent who did not know the truth. On March 8, 2004, Huludao Public Security Bureau and Xiaolinghe Police Substation illegally arrested her at school. Currently she is being detained at the Huludao Detention Center. Her family members are not allowed to visit her. Her current situation in the detention center is unknown.
Relevant phone numbers:
Xiaolinghe Police Substation, 86-429-4990121
Neighborhood Office of Qiupigou Street, Huludao City, 86-429-4990375
Qiupigou Primary School, 86-429-4991411
The Politics & Security Section of the Public Security Bureau, 86-429-2170215
The Educational Department of the Nanpiao Mineral Bureau, 86-429-4192762
[Chongqing City] Practitioner Yu Shulin Is Arrested
Ms. Yu Shulin, around 40 years old, lives at Shilin Village of Tiaodeng Town, Chongqing City. On March 8, 2004, she was arrested while explaining the truth of Falun Dafa at Dayan Village. Currently she is being detained at the detention center located in Dadukou District.
Relevant phone numbers:
Li Ke and Zhuo Cheng, from the National Security Team of Dadukou Public Security Branch Bureau, Chongqing City, 86-23-68906708
The Yaojing Police Substation of Dadukou District, 86-23-68845054
Wang Yan from the detention center at Dadukou District, 86-23-68832427
[Liaoning Province] Practitioners Wang Shoubin and Qian Yanhui Are Detained
On March 10, 2004, the "610 Office" of Oil Detecting Bureau of Liaohe Oilfield, together with the Security Section of the Drilling Company No.2, unlawfully arrested practitioner Wang Shoubin from the Safety Section and took him to the brainwashing class in Fushun City, where he has been subjected to torture both physically and spiritually.
On March 14, 2004, practitioner Qian Yanhui from the No.2 Drilling Company was arrested while distributing truth-clarifying materials.
Relevant phone numbers:
Kuang Yemao, in charge of the "610 Office", 86-427-7802610,
Luo Wenzhu, Party Secretary of the Drilling Company No.2, 86-427-7540696 (work), 86-427-7541338 (home)
Liu Zhenrong, assistant Party Secretary, 86-427-7540525 (work), 86-427-7540597 (home)
Xu Renke, general Party Secretary, 86-427-7540564 (work), 86-427-7259099 (work)
Li Quanmin, director of the Security Section, 86-427-7540758 (work)
[Ningxiang County, Hunan Province] Advanced Lecturer He Yingqing Detained for More Than Three Years
Ms. He Yingqing, 38 years old, is from Ningxiang County of Hunan Province. She is an advanced lecturer at the Hunan Biology, Machinery & Electricity Career Institute (formerly the Changsha Agricultural College). She was detained at a brainwashing center for nearly two years simply because she persists in her practice of Falun Gong. Later, she was sentenced to one year of forced labor. After more than a year's detention in forced labor camp, she went back to the school. Currently she is being kept under house arrest in the school, unable to reunite with her thirteen-year-old daughter at home.
Relevant phone numbers of the Hunan Biology, Machinery & Electricity Career Institute:
Hu Shuguan, 86-731-4637021 (work), 86-731-5524419 (home)
Cao Taiyi, the main player in charge of persecuting Falun Gong, 86-731-4637017 (work), 86-731-4636678 (home), 86-13875813208 (cell)
[Taizhou City, Zhejiang Province] Practitioner Chen Tianjie Is Sentenced to Eleven Years in Prison
In July 2002, police from Luqiao District of Taizhou City arrested Mr. Chen Tianjie when he was explaining the truth of Falun Dafa to people. After that, he was sentenced to eleven years in prison. During his illegal detention, Mr. Chen appealed to a higher court and was refused three months later. On January 6, 2003, he was taken to Jinhua Prison No.5 in Zhejiang Province. Currently he is subjected to torture at the Intensified Brainwashing Team of Prison No.4 located at Linping Town, Zhejiang Province.