1. Facts of the Persecution
  2. As part of the campaign to wipe out Falun Gong, the authorities and police officers in Fangzheng County, Heilongjiang Province, unlawfully arrested Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Yu Lianhe many times, and repeatedly detained him. They sent him to forced labor camps twice and cruelly tortured him with various means. When he was locked up in the Yimianpo Forced Labor Camp, the policemen used a 160-pound stone basket to hit his back, his neck, and the back of his head. His skin was badly mangled and his wounds festered. As if that were not painful enough, the policemen then brushed his festering back using toothbrushes, and sprayed alcohol and vinegar on his infected areas. They also forcefully opened his mouth to feed him drugs. Then they used cigarette lighters to burn his nipples, which soon became seriously swollen. In the Suihua Forced Labor Camp, he held a hunger strike to resist the persecution, only to suffer more brutal force-feedings. In addition, the guards in the labor camp focused UV (ultraviolet) lights into his eyes, which made his vision blurry. To this day he is still having trouble seeing things. A later physical examination confirmed that he was suffering from a serious coronary injury, apparently because of the extensive period of persecution.
  3. My name is Fang Longchao. I am forty-three years old and I was formerly an engineer at the Flood Prevention Office at the Institute of Design, Committee of Yangtze Water Conservation, Ministry of Water Conservation. Because of my cultivation practice of Falun Gong, Jiang's followers never stopped persecuting me and now my family is completely devastated. I once went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong and was taken back to Wuhan City of Hubei Province, where I was detained for my lawful appeal. On February 22, 2000, the authorities sentenced me to a three year prison term for refusing to denounce my belief in Falun Gong. On July 21, 2000, I was sent to the Fanjiatai Prison, where I was forced, for an extensive period of time, to do excessively heavy labor. As a result of the continuous hardship, the sole of my left foot festered, forming a big hole. The pain was so unbearable that I went for many nights without sleep.
  4. Dafa practitioner Huang Yuping from Qihe County, Shandong Province upheld her belief in Falun Gong and the teachings of "Truthfulness-Benevolence-Forbearance." As a result, she has been the target of a series of abuses. Her once-happy family has now been broken up. The authorities illegally held her twice in forced labor camps. She is now imprisoned in the First Female Labor Camp of Shandong Province. The policemen and guards there have deprived her of sleep, forced her to sit on a tiny wooden stool, forced her to do slave labor, and sent her to brainwashing classes. As a result of her maltreatment, she now looks very thin and weak.