Facts of the Persecution

Seven Dafa practitioners in Changli County, Qinhuangdao City, Hebei Province were illegally sentenced to prison. Practitioner Liu Shimin was sentenced to seven years, as was practitioner Zhang Hongwu. Dafa practitioner Guo Jinghua received five years, Wang Hongping was given eight years, Zhou Xiangdang was given nine years, Li Xiangli was given three years, and seven other practitioners were given probation. More than 30 other practitioners were unlawfully sent to labor camps.

In April 2002, elderly Dafa practitioner Ms. Liu Xiaoyin at the Institute of Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology was forced to leave home to avoid persecution. The officials from the institute abducted her second oldest daughter and suspended the practitioner's pension. They tortured Ms. Liu' daughter until she lost feeling in her legs, and released her only when she was near death. Her daughter was later forced to leave home, and her daughter's son, less than two years old at the time, was missing for a while.

Dafa practitioner Zhang Wenyuan, an instructor at the Linyuan Prison Administration Bureau Police Training Center in Liaoning Province was recently sent to the Linhe Police Department Detention Center in Linyuan City. Mr. Zhang was sent to a brainwashing class and is now being held under criminal detention because he refused to sign a statement to renounce his belief in Falun Dafa.

Dafa practitioner Xu Xiuhua from Jinlin City was sent to the Heizuizi Labor Camp on March 1, 2001 where she suffered constant torment for 8 months. She was forced to get up in the early morning and work until late at night every day. She fell gravely ill and almost had a nervous breakdown. On September 26, 2001, her mother and husband picked her up and took her home. She was on the brink of death.

Authorities from Tianhe District's "610 Office" in Guangzhou City abducted Dafa practitioner Feng Chunlin in April 2003 and sentenced him to two years of forced labor. Right now, Feng Chunlin is being held in Group Two at Guangzhou City's No. 1 Labor Camp where he is being physically and mentally tortured. Both of his two brothers (non-practitioners) had a nervous breakdown from the savage persecution. His eldest brother has recovered. His ex-wife, who had divorced him seven years ago, took him in during the time he was forced to leave home. As a result, she lost her job. She has two children to raise.

Persecutors and Their Crimes

The authorities at Qinglong County Detention Center and at the Police Department tortured Dafa practitioners, ransacked their homes and imposed fines on them. Dafa practitioner Mr. Pei Yanqing was detained at Qinglong County Detention Center five times and suffered all kinds of tortures. The guards handcuffed his hands to his shackled feet. This is a painful torture. Four policemen kicked and beat him, picked him up and threw him to the ground and also whipped him. Several days later he lost consciousness.

Li Chunyuan is a 56-year-old male Dafa practitioner from Duzhou Town, Changshou District, Chongqing City. Mr. Li went to Beijing in 2000 to appeal for Falun Dafa and was sentenced to two years of forced labor. He was cruelly tortured at the Xishanping Labor Camp, but refused to give up Falun Dafa. After his term had expired, he was sent to a brainwashing class for one year. On April 23, 2003, Li Chunyuan returned home, and two members of the "610 Office"(1) moved into Li Chunyuan home and monitored him around the clock. Those two have left, but three other policemen have shamelessly moved into Li Chunyuan's home.

(1)"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.