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Summary of Other Articles and News - May 9, 2004

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Facts of the Persecution

(Fuyang City, Anhui Province) On April 16, 2004, Police officers Zhang Xianglin, Xu Ming and others from the Fuyang City "610 Office" (1), National Security Bureau, and the Yingquan Branch of Public Security Bureau abducted over ten Dafa practitioners. Mr. Wu Yufeng was among those abducted. Previously, on May 29, 2003, police officers from Yingquan Branch of the "610 Office" from Jieshou City Public Security Bureau went to the Fuyang City Department Store where Wu worked. They lied to Wu's manager saying, "We need to talk to Wu for a while and will let him go shortly." But actually Wu was detained. Wu went on a hunger strike to protest, and was released five days later.

(Changchun City, Jilin Province) My name is Wang Xiuge (female), and I will be 58 years old this year. My home is on West Five (Xiwu) Street in the Kuancheng District, Changchun. So far I have been detained four times, sent to forced labor camp once and sent to a brainwashing center twice. Police officers and local street officers harassed me over ten times at my home. The only reason for this mistreatment is that I am a determined Falun Dafa practitioner who wants to be a good person and an even better person by following "Truth-Compassion-Tolerance."

(Yushu City, Jilin Province) Dafa practitioner Ms. Jiang Yulan from Baotian Village, Yumin Township, Yushu City was abducted to the Changchun City "610 Office" to be persecuted on March 1, 2004. On February 20, 2004, 16 Dafa practitioners from Qingshan Township, Yushu City went to clear snow that was blocking traffic, but they were abducted as a result. Police officers then started an even larger scale of arrests. Dafa practitioners Ms. Xu Yanying, Ms. Zhang Junyan, Jiao Chuanfu, Ms. Liu Shuque, Ms. Zhang Liyun, and Ms. Gu Fengyun were abducted. Practitioners Mr. Jiao Shoutong, Mr. Liu Wenxi, Mr. Chen Yaohui, Ms. Deng Lique, and Ms. Liu Jixiang were forced to leave home to avoid further persecution. Dafa practitioner Mr. Zhang Liyou was abducted to the Yushu Detention Center where he suffered brutal torture, and then was transferred to the Chaoyanggou Forced Labor Camp in Changcun City. On the day of transfer, he was beaten continuously, fainting many times. One of his lungs was damaged, causing him to cough and have difficulty breathing. He needed support even when walking.

(Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province) On April 12, 2004, 7 Falun Gong practitioners were abducted from apartment 301, Building 19 in the residential area of the Shijiazhuang Tractor Factory. Their names have not been confirmed. It's known though that Mr. Huang Wei and Miao (gender unknown) are among them. An officer claimed that they would send Huang Wei's wife Hao Qiuyan to a brainwashing center, which forced her to leave home. The seven practitioners' situation is unknown.

(Nanyang City, Henan Province) Since mid-February 2004, police officers in Nanyang City have arrested Dafa practitioners including Hui Rongqi, Chuai Shuqing, Ping Dingrui, Zhao Zhongqing, Zhang Haoyang, Zhu Tianqing. In March, Chuai Shuqing escaped. The other five are now at the Sheqi County Jail and Detention Center. Hou Dongwei was fired because he practices Falun Gong. On April 24, 2004, Hou was abducted to the Sheqi County Detention Center. On February 26, 2004, 20 Dafa practitioners held an experience-sharing meeting, but they were all arrested, and detained at the Fangcheng County Detention Center. It's known that practitioners Chen Ping, Chan Shumei, Jia Yanjie, Yu Hao, Pan Yusheng, Sun Xiaojuan, and He Shunrong have been sentenced to prison terms.

(Rushan City, Shandong Province) I am Wang Yuzheng (female), a 40-year-old resident of Beijiang Village, Xiacun Township, Rushan City. Since I insist on practicing Falun Dafa, I have been abducted many times, and was forced to leave home. I suffered a lot from the persecution, which has rendered me only skin and bone.

(Zhucheng City, Shandong Province) Dafa practitioner Mr. Wang Pingshen is 48 years old. He is an employee of the Zhucheng City Electrical and Mechanical Equipment Company. In March 1998, he started practicing Falun Gong, which cured his serious illness. Since the persecution of Falun Gong started in July 1999, he has been detained 7 times, and was sentenced to three years in a forced labor camp. When he was sent to the Changle Forced Labor Camp, he had a relapse of the serious illness from being persecuted for a long time, so he was released and sent home the same day. His home was searched once, and he had 7,000 Yuan (2) extorted from him.

(1) "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 judiciary branches.

(2) Yuan: Chinese currency, the monthly salary for an average Chinese urban worker is about 500 Yuan.