Latest News from China (September 13, 2004)
- [Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] People from the Hailaer Branch of the Harbin Railway Bureau Torture Falun Gong Practitioners
- [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Xu Qingwu Is Detained While Distributing Truth-Clarifying Materials
- [Nanning City, Guangxi Province] Five Falun Dafa Practitioners Have Been Detained in September
- [Chibi, Hubei Province] Practitioner Xiong Bosong Is Detained in a Brainwashing Center
- [Tianshui City, Gansu Province] Falun Dafa Practitioners Are Abducted
- [Anqiu City, Shandong Province] Three Falun Dafa Practitioners Are Wrongfully Arrested for Explaining the Facts of the Persecution
- [Yi County, Liaoning Province] Policemen Persecute Falun Dafa Practitioners
- [Guiyang City, Guizhou Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Hu Hong Is Detained in a Brainwashing Center
- [Wuji County, Hebei Province] Practitioner Li Ruichao Is Abducted
- [Hubei Province] Falun Gong Practitioner Guo Yan Dies as the Result of Persecution
- [Bozhou City, Anhui Province] Falun Gong Practitioner Yin Huiying Dies as a Result of Persecution
[Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] People from the Hailaer Branch of the Harbin Railway Bureau Torture Falun Gong Practitioners
The National Security Section of the Hailaer Branch Railway illegally searched the residences of practitioners Liu Renmin and Han Zhongchen at around 1:00 p.m. on September 1, 2004. They unlawfully abducted both practitioners, detained them, and subjected them to brutal torture and interrogation.
Before that, Ms. Zheng Baozhen from the Yitulihe Railway Hospital was arrested and sentenced to two years of forced labor. Currently she is being transferred to Huhehaote City. Also, Ms. Zhang Yingli is being kept in custody in a detention center.
[Changchun City, Jilin Province] Xu Qingwu Is Detained While Distributing Truth-Clarifying Materials
On August 24, 3004, Xiaonan Railway police detained Xu Qingwu, a Falun Dafa practitioner from Caijiatang in Fuyu County, as he was distributing truth-clarifying materials. He has been transferred to Team Five of the Chaoyanggou Forced Labor Camp. Because he has been handcuffed for so long, both of his hands are numb.
[Nanning City, Guangxi Province] Five Falun Dafa Practitioners Have Been Detained in September
At 7:00 a.m. on September 7, soon after Ms. Pan Xiangyang's husband left for work, a group of policemen broke into her home. They illegally arrested Pan Xiangyang and her son Huang Yule. They also searched her home without legal justification.
On the afternoon of September 7, practitioner Junior Cai was abducted on his way to work, and his residence was searched, too.
On September 7 and 8, Ms. Wang and Ms. Zhou Liping were unlawfully arrested as well.
[Chibi, Hubei Province] Practitioner Xiong Bosong Is Detained in a Brainwashing Center
Chibi practitioner Xiong Bosong was abducted on September 7. Policemen from Jingquan Public Security Branch illegally detained him in the brainwashing center located in Guanggu Holiday Village in Miaoshan, Wuhan City.
[Tianshui City, Gansu Province] Falun Dafa Practitioners Are Abducted
On the evening of March 31, over 70 policemen in Zhangjiachuan were sent out to search for Falun Dafa practitioners. Zhang Run was arrested. The police have made efforts to abduct Hai Zhiguo, a teacher at Hengshui High School in Hebei Province, and Hei Huiyu in Tianshui City in order to find excuses to persecute Zhang Run.
Two years ago, over 10,000 yuan were extorted from Zhang Run. In addition, Gao Cheng and Duan Xiaoke were sentenced to one year of forced labor.
[Anqiu City, Shandong Province] Three Falun Dafa Practitioners Are Wrongfully Arrested for Explaining the Facts of the Persecution
Around August 27, 2004, Mr. Liu Fangtang from Liujiahetou Village in Linghe Town, Anqiu City, Mr. Ma Hongxiang from Majiahetou Village, and Mr. Wang Jinxiang from Fanjiazhuang Village were reported while explaining the facts of the persecution Falun Dafa to people of goodwill at Huiqu Market. Local policemen abducted them.
[Yi County, Liaoning Province] Policemen Persecute Falun Dafa Practitioners
At 10:00 p.m. on August 26, 2004, policemen from the Criminal Police Team of Yi County and Chengguan Township Police Substation went to the home of practitioner Ms. Jiang Yanling. They searched her house and illegally confiscated a notebook computer, a printer, a VCD player and other personal belongings. Jiang Yanling, however, was not abducted.
On September 4, 2004, Yi County Public Security Bureau officials arrested Mr. Wang Furui, a 47-year-old practitioner from Yi County, in his home near the railway. Four days later, he was sent to Jinzhou Forced Labor Camp, where he was sentenced to a one-year term.
[Guiyang City, Guizhou Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Hu Hong Is Detained in a Brainwashing Center
On September 10, Yi Chunchun, who is in charge of the persecution of Falun Gong in Shawen Township in the Baiyun District of Guiyang City, led security guards from Shawen Township to forcibly abduct Hu Hong. They sent her to Lannigou Brainwashing Class in Guiyang City, where she is being subjected to torture.
[Wuji County, Hebei Province] Practitioner Li Ruichao Is Abducted
Li Ruichao, a Falun Dafa practitioner from Wuji County, was forced to leave home in order to avoid illegal detention. On December 28, 2003 (Chinese lunar calendar), police from Zhangduangu Police Substation abducted him at midnight. In order to try to coerce him into giving up his belief in "Truth, Compassion, and Tolerance," he was subjected to extreme torture in the Wuji Detention Center.
After that, the Wuji Public Security Bureau transferred him to the provincial brainwashing center in Hebei Province. Under the influence of unbearable torture and long-term brainwashing with lies and fabricated facts, he wrote--against his will--the so-called "statement of guarantee" not to practice again. After he was released, he felt that he had not lived up to Teacher's compassion and salvation. So he wrote a solemn declaration that the statement he wrote to "guarantee" not to practice Falun Dafa is invalid. The police tried to abduct him again. Ge Yanqiang and some other policemen from the Zhangduangu Police Substation went to Li Ruichao's home several times at midnight in an attempt to arrest him.
Geng Jicai and Zhang Yonghui from Wuji County have been detained illegally in Team Two of the No. 2 Shijiazhuang Prison.
[Hubei Province] Falun Gong Practitioner Guo Yan Died as the Result of Persecution
Mr. Guo Yan, 64 years old, was a Falun Gong practitioner from Paizhouwan in Jiayu, Hubei Province. He started to practice Falun Dafa in 1997 and had benefited a lot. However, since the beginning of the illegal suppression of Falun Dafa in 1999, he was persecuted many times. In 1999, he was persecuted for going to Beijing to appeal for Falun Dafa. The police confiscated his Falun Dafa books several times and did not allow him to practice. During the 16th Party Congress in particular, Zhao Shouhuai, director of his county's Politics & Security Section, came to his home with several thugs. They beat him up and searched his home. They took away all his Falun Dafa books and Teacher's picture. For over a year, he could not eat due to the harassment and threats. He was seriously affected both physically and mentally. On October 27, 2003, he died from the persecution.
[Bozhou City, Anhui Province] Falun Gong Practitioner Yin Huiying Died Due to Persecution
Yin Huiying lived in Qiaodong Town, Bozhou City, Anhui Province. Since July 20, 1999, Jiang's faction has aggressively persecuted Falun Dafa practitioners. On December 15, 1999 (Chinese lunar calendar), Yin Huiying was working at home. Officials from the Qiaodong Town Police Substation illegally arrested her and detained her for half a month. She was released after New Year's Eve, but the local police kept harassing her at home. For a long time she lived in terror and under the threat of arrest. Finally she left her home and became destitute. On May 13, 2003, she died from the effects of the persecution she was subjected to.