Summary of Other Articles and News -- September 7, 2004
Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Li Wenjun has been on a hunger strike for more than 90 days. We have heard that he is being detained in a strictly controlled area, and is brutally force-fed daily.
There are around 40 Falun Dafa practitioner detained in the No.3 Ward of the Shenyang City Huazi Prison (it has been renamed the Shenyang City No.1 Prison). They are required to do heavy labor, some times from 5 am to midnight. In July 2004, practitioner Mr. Feng Wenzhong from Dadianzi Township, Tieling County was cruelly beaten. Mr. Jin Yu is suffering with tuberculosis-like symptoms, and is now held in the prison clinic.
Ms. Ren Runfang from Baigutun Village, Baigutun Township, Wuqing District, Tianjin City is 41 years old. Because she refused to give up cultivating Falun Gong, she was arrested several times. In the past 5 years, Ms. Ren Runfang has been living under the watchful eyes of the local police, township government officials, and village heads. There have been people hiding near her home during the "politically sensitive days." Her family has suffered the loss of more than 10,000 yuan in the past 5 years, plus enormous emotional stress, because of the persecution.
My name is Hou Chenghua (female) and I am a resident of Chenjia Village, Guxian Town, Yantai City Developing District, Shandong Province. I started practicing Falun Gong in September 1997. On July 20, 1999, I was detained in the Jinhe Hotel for three days by the local police. Ever since then, the local authorities have harassed me often and detained me whenever there is an important meeting in Beijing. One day before the 16th Congress opened in Beijing in 2002, I was arrested and placed in the Fushan "610 Brainwashing Class" for an entire month. My family was also extorted 2,000 yuan.
Many Falun Dafa practitioners were detained, sentenced to labor camps or prison, and even tortured to death (Ms. Wang Xiuyun) after being arrested by Zhao Xichu, from the Shengli Police Substation in Huadian City, Jilin Province. Other practitioners became destitute and homeless in order to avoid being illegally arrested at home. Ms. Xue Shenghua was forced to leave home two and half years ago, while others were sent to the brainwashing classes by Zhao Xichu.
On July 21, 2004, Director Wang Jinfu and Deputy Director Li Zhiwei of the Liangjiashan Township Police Substation, Shulan City, Jilin Province, abducted Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Wang Youhua from her home. She was brutally beaten and kicked by the police. She passed out after they struck her head with a metal flashlight. She was still unconscious when she was sent to the detention center.
Category: Accounts of Persecution