1. [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Zhangshi Forced Labor Camp Tortures Dafa Practitioners
In April 2004, Dafa practitioner Wang Shugeng of the 2nd Team in Zhangshi Forced Labor Camp was verbally abused, beaten and tied up for a long time by instructor Zhou Xiangyu because he read Teacher's articles. His detention period was extended for three months. Chen Song and several practitioners conducted a hunger strike to protest the persecution, but instead they were even more severely tormented by the labor camp police. Song Baishun ordered others to handcuff Chen Song to a stool and force-feed him with salt water. Song has instructed the guards to monitor Chen Song strictly. The torture caused him to become semi-comatose for more than half a month. The guards even stole all his clothes and necessities. Another Dafa practitioner Zhang Jiaan was handcuffed to a stool by several policemen of the 2nd Team. The policemen stepped on him and tortured him with electric batons for a long time, and then they handcuffed him to a bed for about two weeks. They did not take off the handcuffs even when he wanted to use the toilet.
2. [Xi'an City, Shanxi Province] Thirty Dafa Practitioners Are Recently Arrested
Recently, 30 practitioners from an eastern suburb of Xi'an City have been arrested. It was reported that an elderly practitioner surnamed Xing was arrested first. Then, the spouse was threatened and bribed into giving the names of 30 fellow practitioners. It is said that one of them is a female accountant of the Xi'an Finance and Economics Institute.
3. [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Dafa Practitioner Shi Bin Brutally Tortured in Tiebei Jail
Practitioner Mr. Shi Bin is being held in the 1st prison area of Tiebei Jail in Changchun City, Jilin Province. Because he refused to comply with the police's demands, he was tortured once in May. In June, because Shi Bin refused to practice the military formation, the instructor of the 1st prison area Zhong Hui tortured him with " The Big Hang Up" method (1) for 17 days.
Instructor of the 1st prison area in Tiebei Jail, Changchun City, Jilin Province: Zhong Hui, Postal code: 130000
4. [Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] Haizhu District "610 Office" Personnel Arrest Dafa Practitioners
On August 4, Haizhu District "610 Office" personnel abducted Guangzhou City practitioner Xue Kunxiang. Her whereabouts are unknown. Xue Kunxiang went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong and was detained for more than a year in the forced labor camp. She was only back home for half a year before she was arrested again.
Recently, Haizhu District "610 Office" has been arresting practitioners. About a month ago, two middle-aged female practitioners were searched and found to be carrying Dafa truth-clarification materials. They are being held in the forced labor camp.
5. [Zhangjiakou City, Hebei Province] Zhao Lihua Arrested at Work
Practitioner Ms. Zhao Lihua is an employee of Xuanhua Steel Company in Xuanhua District, Zhangjiakou City, Hebei Province. On July 29, while she was working, section chief Wu and security guard Zhang of Xuanhua Steel Company arrested her. She was held in Xuanhua Brainwashing Center (in the courtyard of Xuanhua Professional Education Center), and then transferred to the Zhangjiakou City "Legal Education School", which is actually a brainwashing center.
Address: Yangtai Village, Xihezi Township, Xuanhua District Zhangjiakou City
Main Perpetrator/Unit Information:
Xuanhua "610 Office" telephone number: 86-313-3167706
Xuanhua "610 Office" chief: Long Guifang (male), Postcode: 075100
6. [Cangzhou City, Hebei Province] Zhang Hong Abducted from Home by Police
On August 5, 2004, Zhang Guofu and other policemen from Cangzhou City Xinhua Public Security Sub-bureau broke the security door of practitioner Zhang Hong's home. They filled out a search warrant on the spot, searched her home and kidnapped Zhang Hong. She is now being held in the Cangzhou City Daodong Police Station.
Policeman Zhang Guofu: 86-13930799500 (Cell)
7. [Lianyungang City, Jiangsu Province] Lianyungang City "610 Office" Personnel Hold Brainwashing Program
Lianyungang City "610 Office" personnel are currently forcing practitioners to attend brainwashing programs at the "Five Thousand Years Hotel." It is said that practitioners being detained include Jiao Jiaqian, Zhao Xuhui, Liu Shuyie and Zhong Chongbing. Zhao Xuhui has escaped. Jiao Jiaqian and Liu Shuyie are still being detained and have not yielded to the persecution.
8. [Yushu City, Jilin Province] Two Dafa Practitioners Seized When Using the Internet
On the night of July 30, 2004, Yushu City practitioners Xuan Zhaoru and Jiao Shoutong were arrested at an Internet cafe on Jianshe Commercial Street in Yushu City. Following instructions from Sun Zhongxing, the Yushu City Political and Judiciary Secretary and Committee member Zhang Deqing arrested the two practitioners. They detained the practitioners at Yushu City Detention Center, and then searched their home, confiscating two computers, a photocopier, a camera, a VCD player, cash and other personal belongings. The two children at the home were also held in custody but later released on bail, which was paid by a family member.
Moreover, Yushu City Public Security Bureau requires that all taxi drivers have a public security card. The district police must write comments on their job application, such as "No criminal record; does not practice Falun Gong." Otherwise the application will not be processed and the driver will not be allowed to begin. Since 2003 the Yushu City Television Station has barred Falun Gong practitioners from applying for jobs there.
9. [Anhui Province] Suzhou No. 3 Prison Brutally Tortures Dafa Practitioners
Anhui Province Suzhou City No. 3 Prison is detaining more than 100 practitioners. There is also a provincial brainwashing center in Suzhou City.
According to information from the prison, practitioner Du Shangwei was brutally tortured for clarifying the facts about Falun Dafa and the persecution to former practitioners who had been brainwashed. Du has been transferred to the brainwashing center. Recently, Du's face and many places on his body were seen to bear marks from violent torture. It is said that police instigated criminals to beat practitioners, and claimed that an internal document of the prison permitted the implementation of all means to "transform" Falun Gong practitioners. Some detained practitioners are force-fed and locked up in isolation cells. Further details are being collected.
10. [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Materials Production Site in Zhuanghe District Destroyed
After 7 p.m. on July 18, 2004, a materials production (2) site in Zhuanghe District, Dalian City, Liaoning Province was broken into. Materials and equipment were confiscated, and practitioner Ms. Ren Yazhi was taken away. At around 10 a.m. on July 19, 2004, a practitioner was arrested when he visited the site.
11. [Liaoning Province] Several Dafa Material Production Sites in Dandong District Destroyed; Practitioners Arrested
From May 21 to 26, 2004, the police destroyed several materials production sites in Dandong District. They confiscated all the equipment and belongings, and even took away the practitioners' keys. About 20 practitioners were arrested, includes the materials production sites in nearby areas.
List of those arrested:
Mr. Dong (surname is unknown), 28-29 years old
Ms. Wang Lian, 41, her younger sister and brother-in-law are not practitioners, but they were also arrested. Her brother-in-law was released after 6 hours, but her younger sister is still being held
Ms. Yang, over 60, retired doctor, and her daughter Zhang, over 30
A couple who sells pickled cabbage
A landlord and her daughter-in-law
List of those responsible for the arrests:
Dandong City "610 Office" person in charge: Gao Ge
Zeng Wu, 86-415-2853955 (Home)
Dandong City Political and Judiciary Secretary: Wang Baozhi, 86-415-2164000, 86-415-2125851, 86-415-2127550 (Fax)
Dandong City Public Security Bureau Section One Chief: Li Xueyi, 86-415-2103279
Cao Yujia, 86-415-2103282
Yu Deqing, 86-415-3153837
Note: these two deputy chiefs are the leader and deputy leader in charge of the team that persecutes Falun Gong.
12. [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Ren Xiujuan and Xu Bo Arrested
At 9 a.m. on June 22, 2004, police from Chengguan Public Security Sub-bureau in Zhuanghe District, Dalian City arrested practitioner Ms. Ren Xiujuan. An hour later, the police returned and arrested practitioner Xu Bo. The arrests were made without any documents. The police also took away a box of VCDs, and they forced Ms. Xu's husband to take them to his home to conduct a search. They also harassed a practitioner who lived upstairs.
The relevant telephone numbers:
Zhuanghe Public Security Bureau Director: 86-411-89835738
Assistant director: 86-411-89811690, 89812196, 89838828, 89813031, 89835698
13. [Hebei Province] Dafa Practitioner Tang Hui Tortured in No. 2 Detention Center
In June 2001, Hebei Province Xingtai City practitioner Ms. Tang Hui went on a hunger strike for 15 days. When she was extremely weak, the assistant manager of No. 2 Detention Center Liu Xiaoming abused his power and tortured Tang Hui.
On June 16, 2001, Liu grabbed Tang Hui by the hair and smashed her head on the cement floor. Then he pushed her outside and cuffed her hands and feet. Moreover, he instructed two male criminals to step on her shoulders and legs. Tang Hui was exposed to the burning sun for half a day. Her head was injured from the beating. She often suffers dizziness and headaches, and her tailbone was fractured. She was X-rayed and had a CT scan.
14. [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Yan Huawei Transferred to Heizuizi Women's Prison
Changchun City practitioner Yan Huawei was sentenced to 9 years of imprisonment by Changchun Intermediate People's Court for producing truth-clarification materials. Recently Yan was secretly transferred to Heizuizi Women's Prison from Changchun No. 3 Detention Center. Practitioner Zou Jihua, who was sentenced at the same time, has been sent to Siping Prison.
(1). "Big Hang Up" - There are two forms in this torture: 1) With both hands cuffed behind the back and only toes touching the ground, one is hung by a rope that is tied to the metal window frames; 2) One hand of a practitioner is cuffed to one bunk bed and the other hand to another bed, and the two beds are pulled in the opposite directions.
(2) Materials Production Sites: Places set up by practitioners to print flyers, pamphlets, posters, etc. with factual information about Falun Gong and the persecution, counteracting China's state-run media propaganda.