Partial Statistics of the Extortion of Money from Falun Gong Practitioners in
Fushan Township, Weifang City, Shandong Province
After July 20, 1999 (when the persecution of Falun Gong began), Weifang
Ammonium Nitrate Factory employee Ms. Ma Chunying went to Beijing to speak out
for Falun Dafa (Falun Gong). She was arrested and sent to the Weifang Beijing
Liaison Office by the police. Later, Ammonium Nitrate Factory managers and the
Fushan Police Station took her back, and then sent her to a detention center.
The Fushan Police Station extorted 3,000 yuan from her family (1) without
giving any receipts. The Ammonium Nitrate Factory deducted over 1,000 yuan
from her paycheck and suspended her for a year and a half. The Ammonium
Nitrate Factory only provided her with a little bit for living expenses. As a
result, she has suffered financial losses in the amount of 15,000 yuan. The
detention center demanded living expenses of over 600 yuan from her family. In
October 2001, Ms. Ma went to Beijing to appeal to the government. Police from
the Xicheng Detention Center in Beijing extorted 300 yuan from her, and then
the Liaison Office demanded an additional 2,050 yuan.
In 2001, Mr. Yu Zongqing, whose family works for the Weifang Ammonium
Nitrate Factory, went to Beijing to speak out for Dafa. At Beijing's Heavenly
Temple Park, he was abducted and sent to the Weifang Gu'an County Forced Labor
Camp in Hebei Province. Then, his family was forced to pick him up and was
fined 2,500 yuan. After that occurred, the Ammonium Nitrate Factory Security
Division extorted 1,000 yuan from Mr. Yu.
In 2001, Shandong Province Cement Factory employee Mr. Shi Fengwen went to
Beijing to speak out for Dafa. He was arrested and sent to Langfang Gu'an
County Forced Labor Camp in Hebei Province. His family was ordered to go pick
him up, and they were forced to pay 500 yuan. Then, police from the Fushan
Township Police Station extorted another 1,000 yuan from the family, and in
addition, the Security Section fined them 1,000 yuan. Moreover, four months of
Mr. Shi's salary was withheld. He was only given a small stipend for living
expenses (later, his family got 1,000 yuan back from the Cement Plant).
In 2001, because of clarifying the truth to people about "the Staged
Self-immolation Incident at Tiananmen Square," Ms. Li Maolian from Lepu
Village in Fushan Township, Weifang City was sent to a detention center by the
police from the Fushan Township Police Station. There, she was fined 500 yuan,
and her family spent 5,000 yuan in order to have her released early.
After July 20, 1999, Fushan Township Falun Gong practitioners were forced to
go to the Xiayu Village Committee office to watch TV programs and read
newspapers defaming Falun Dafa. Ms. Zhu Youxia from Xiayu Village, Fushan
Township, Weifang City had 3,000 yuan extorted from her as a
"deposit." The practitioners who resisted were dragged to the
township for illegal detention. After that, unlawful officials from the
township fined them 2,000 yuan, and brutally beat the practitioners. After
they came back, Ji Kepin, the Secretary of the village ruling Party Committee,
detained the Falun Gong practitioners for a few days and forced them to write
a guarantee statement renouncing Falun Gong. Whenever "sensitive
days" approached [holidays and national meetings], they
would go to practitioners' homes to harass them.
In July 2000, Ms. Li Jingyan of Fujia Village, Fushan Township, Weifang
City, went to Beijing to speak out for Dafa. She was arrested at Tiananmen
Square, then sent to the Weifang Liaison Office. After that, people from the
Fushan Township government took her back and brutally beat her up. Her family
was fined 10,000 yuan. Ms. Li was later sent to the detention center for 15
days, where she was fined another 600 yuan.
Other practitioners who were also fined, and the amounts:
Deng Shuying 10,600 yuan
Liu Guixiang 14,000 yuan
Xu Wenkui 400 yuan
Liu Zhaomei 15,000yuan
Liu Zhaoqin 12,000 yuan
Ji Su'e 5,000 yuan
Li Yuanhua 3,000 yuan (the deed to her property was also taken away by the
Fan Xiujuan 10,600
Pan Aifang and her son 3,000 yuan each
Deng Jianzheng 300 yuan
By the End of 2001, The Number of Dafa Practitioners Who Were Illegally
Detained at Forced Labor Camps in Weifang City Had Exceeded 400.
According to information openly revealed by staff from the "610
Office"(2) of Weifang City, by the end of 2001, the number of practitioners
who were illegally detained at forced labor camps had exceeded 400. Over 20 Dafa
practitioners were sentenced to prison. Many more Dafa practitioners were
abducted, detained and sentenced to forced labor camps in 2002 and 2003.
(1) yuan: Chinese currency, the monthly salary for an average Chinese
urban worker is about 500 yuan.
(2) "610 Office": a bureau specifically created by the
Chinese government to persecute Falun Gong. It has absolute power over each
level of administration in the Party, as well as over the political and