Latest News from China -- March 31, 2004
- [Laixi City, Shandong Province] Over Ten Dafa Practitioners from Zhonggezhuang Village Are Taken Away by Police
- [Pengzhou City, Sichuan Province] Dafa Practitioner Chen Liqing Secretly Taken Away for Many Days; His Whereabouts Remain Unknown
- [Chibi City, Hubei Province] Multiple Dafa Practitioners Arrested While Distributing Dafa Truth-Clarifying Materials
- [Tongling City, Anhui Province] Dafa Practitioner Ms. Xia Yongfang is Arrested for Clarifying the Truth to Passengers in the Bus
- [Dehui City, Jilin Province] Dafa Practitioner Deng Baojin is Arrested and Beaten Up
- [Chongqing] Arrests of Four Practitioners from Xijiang County's Songzao Coal Mine
- [Langfang City, Hebei Province] Practitioner Ren Ping Sentenced to Three Years of Forced Labor
- [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Arrest of Practitioner Ms. Xin Yuying While Distributing Truth Clarification Materials
- [Nanzhao County, Henan Province] Arrest of Dafa Practitioner Ms. Cao Yi
- [Anshan City, Liaoning Province] Arrest of Dafa Practitioners Jiang Juming, Zhang Sumei and Zhang Sufang
- [Guilin City, Guangxi Province] Dafa Practitioner Li Yanzi Is Arrested For Clarifying the Truth about Falun Gong
- [Huaihua City, Hunan Province] Zhongfang County "610 Office" Slanders Dafa
1. [Laixi City, Shandong Province] Over Ten Dafa Practitioners from Zhonggezhuang Village Are Taken Away by Police
On February 11, 2004, some practitioners from Zhonggezhuang Village and several practitioners from other villages gathered together at practitioner Wang Hongxi's home to share experiences. Policemen from the Malianzhuang Police Station surrounded the home. Wang Hongxi and another practitioner managed to escape, but the other 12 practitioners were arrested.
After Wang Qingtang became the village's Party Secretary, he has been doing things against Dafa and had people report Dafa practitioners to the police. Wang Qingtang and Li Honggao ordered the arrests. They stood by the door after breaking into the practitioner's home to stop people from escaping and cut off the telephone line. The next day, they ransacked the practitioners' homes one by one. They sawed open the door of practitioner Wang Qingan's home and took away all of the Dafa books and materials. They also took away a lot of books in other practitioners' homes. Teacher's picture, exercise demo tapes and discs in practitioner Ms. Zhao Guihua's house were all confiscated. Even now, elderly practitioners Ms. Wang Shuqing and Zhao Guihua still can't go back home.
2. [Pengzhou City, Sichuan Province] Dafa Practitioner Chen Liqing Secretly Taken Away for Many Days; His Whereabouts Remain Unknown
3. [Chibi City, Hubei Province] Multiple Dafa Practitioners Arrested While Distributing Dafa Truth-Clarifying Materials
In mid-March 2004, Dafa practitioner Fu Ximin from Chibi City's Paper Factory was arrested and put in a detention center by the police while distributing truth-clarifying materials.
At 5:00 p.m. on March 22, the police from Chibi Town arrested Dafa practitioners Xiong Baisong and Chen Caiwang while they were distributing truth-clarifying materials, and later put them into a detention center. The two practitioners had been earlier arrested in the Provincial Brainwashing Class, and Chen Wangcai was once detained for three years.
4. [Tongling City, Anhui Province] Dafa Practitioner Ms. Xia Yongfang is Arrested for Clarifying the Truth to Passengers in the Bus
Dafa practitioner Ms. Xia Yongfang from Tongling City, along with a practitioner by the last name of Zhang, clarified the truth of Dafa to the passengers in a bus on their way to Lixin City. They were later reported to the police. They are now being held at the Tongling City No.1 Detention Center.
5. [Dehui City, Jilin Province] Dafa Practitioner Deng Baojin is Arrested and Beaten Up
On March 20, 2004, when Dafa practitioner Ms. Deng Baojin was cleaning the closets at her home, suddenly some plainclothes personnel broke in and claimed that they were from the police department. They forced Deng Baojin to go upstairs and open the door, and they turned the house upside down. Later, they put her in a detention center. They also wanted to take Deng's son-in-law away, but fortunately did not succeed.
It was reported that two to three days prior to the arrest, a white van often cruised around Deng's home. It didn't have a registered plate, and the driver was a plainclothes policeman. After Deng Baojin was arrested, the police tortured her to try to get a confession from her. Policemen physically abused her to the point where her face was unrecognizable.
6. [Chongqing] Arrests of Four Practitioners from Xijiang County's Songzao Coal Mine
March 22, 2004, was the date of the county fair in Anwen Town, Xijiang County, Chongqing City. At around 11:00 a.m., Dafa practitioners Mr. Li Zhengyin, 63, Ms. Liu Guoying, 59, Ms. Yang Guozheng, 56, and Ms. Xu Hui, 35, were clarifying the truth of Falun Gong to the local people in the fair. They sharing their personal experiences of benefiting physically and mentally from the Falun Gong practice. While they were doing so, some policemen from the Anwen Police Station suddenly arrested them without showing a warrant. At around 8:00 p.m., the four practitioners' homes were ransacked.
7. [Langfang City, Hebei Province] Practitioner Ren Ping Sentenced to Three Years of Forced Labor
Dafa practitioner Ren Ping was arrested at home and taken to Tangshan City's Detention Center and sentenced to three years of forced labor. The details are unclear.
Tangshan City's Kaiping Forced Labor Camp in Hebei Province (also called Hebei Province No.1 Forced Labor Camp): 86-315-3363751, 86-315-3363752
Director Xu Deshan: 86-315-2020980 (home)
Deputy Director: Ran Daguo: 86-315-2011861 (home)
8. [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Arrest of Practitioner Ms. Xin Yuying While Distributing Truth Clarification Materials
Practitioner Ms. Xin Yuying is from Shahekou District of Dalian City. Someone reported her while she was distributing truth clarification materials in Xishan Village on March 25, 2004. Policemen from Xishan Village's Police Precinct arrested her. She is presently being detained at Dalian City's Yaojia Detention Center.
Xishan Village's Police Precinct: 86-411-84632936
Address: Xishan Street #1, Xishan Village, Shahekou District, Dalian City, zip: 116021
9. [Nanzhao County, Henan Province] Arrest of Dafa Practitioner Ms. Cao Yi
On around March 10, 2004, Dafa practitioner Ms. Cao Yi from Nanzhao County of Henan Province was illegally arrested from her home and then detained at the county's detention center for ten days. After her release, she was again sent to a detention center. The details are under investigation.
10. [Anshan City, Liaoning Province] Arrest of Dafa Practitioners Jiang Juming, Zhang Sumei and Zhang Sufang
On March 17, 2004, when Dafa practitioner Ms. Jiang Juming, 48 years old, was having lunch at home, policemen broke into her house and sent her to the Mingyueshan Detention Center.
Policemen from the Tiedong Police Department and the Duilu Police Station arrested Dafa practitioners Ms. Zhang Sumei and Ms. Zhang Sufang.
11. [Guilin City, Guangxi Province] Dafa Practitioner Li Yanzi Is Arrested For Clarifying the Truth About Falun Gong
Dafa practitioner Ms. Li Yanzi was followed and reported to the police. On March 16, 2004, policemen of the Diecai District Police Department of Guilin City's Police Department arrested her. Currently she is being detained at the Guilin City No.2 Detention Center.
Relevant phone numbers:
No.1 section of Guilin City Police Department: 86-773-2823218
Diecai District Police Department: 86-773-2801941
12. [Huaihua City, Hunan Province] Zhongfang County "610 Office" Slanders Dafa
With instructions from the Huaihua City "610 Office"(1), the Zhongfang County "610 Office" did its best to organize a so-called "propaganda group" to attack and slander Falun Gong at the county's agriculture markets and schools. It was reported by Huaihua Daily on March 23 that on March 14, Zhongfang County government organized the teachers of the county's No.2 Secondary School, all school principals in Tiepo Township and the deputy heads in charge of the legal system to join an activity held at the county No. 2 Secondary School. As of March 18, the "Propaganda Group" has held thirteen seminars in the county.
In addition, it was reported on Huahua Daily on February 29, at the beginning of the new semester, Hongjiang City Education Bureau required all primary and secondary schools of the city to focus on "five courses," one of which is the so-called "education course" to slander Dafa.
(1) 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.