Latest News from China -- August 21, 2004
- [Chongqing City, Sichuan Province] The Police from Dadukou Precinct Arrest Two Practitioners
- [Beijing] Dafa Practitioner In Haidian Precinct Ms. Lei Yang Is Arrested, Her Current Whereabouts Unknown
- [Anshan, Liaoning Province] The Police Abduct Practitioner Ms. Sun Huibin
- [Huichun City, Jilin Province] Practitioner Mr. Zhang Songfan Is Subject to Illegal Detention and Inhuman Torture
- [Anning City, Yunnan Province] Wenquan County Police Station Arrest Dafa Practitioners
- [Shanghai] Ms. Zhu Kuihua from Huadong Normal University Is Subject to Torture
- [Anhui Province] Mr. Bi Xiaojuan from Huangmei Troupe Is Illegally Sentenced to Five Years of Prison
- [Zhengzhou City, Henan Province] The Police Abduct Dafa Practitioners Ms. Ma Xia and Mr. Wu Xinyun
- [Wuxue City, Hubei Province] The Police Abduct Sixteen Dafa Practitioners
- [Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] Mianyang City Public Security Bureau Illegally Sends Dafa Practitioner Yang to Do Forced Hard Labor
- [Huai'an City, Jiangsu Province] Dafa Practitioner Mr. Sun Yingchun from Lianshui County Is Arrested
- [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Call for Urgent Rescue of Dafa Practitioners Ms. Li Baojie and Her Husband From Jinzhou Precinct
1. [Chongqing City, Sichuan Province] The Police from Dadukou Precinct Arrest Two Practitioners
On August 20, 2004, the police from Dadukou Precinct, Chongging City abducted Dafa practitioners Xiao Li (nickname) and Ms. Qiu Cuixiang from the home of Xiao Ming (nickname).
2. [Beijing] Dafa Practitioner In Haidian Precinct Ms. Lei Yang Is Arrested, Her Current Whereabouts Unknown
Bejing Dafa practitioner Lei Yang lives in the dormitory of Steel Wire Factory in Zengquang Road, Haidian Precinct, Beijing. On February 25, 2004, the police from Haidian Public Security abducted her away from her home. Later, the police searched her home and found two Dafa books. She was then sentenced to two and a half years of hard labor. Her whereabouts is still not known.
Related phone numbers:
Ganjiakou Police Station: 86-10-68317516, 86-10-68311022, and 86-10-68353907
Home Committee: 86-10-68428399.
3. [Anshan, Liaoning Province] The Police Abduct Practitioner, Ms. Sun Huibin
On the morning of August 11, 2004, two policemen from Tiexi Xingcheng Police Station abducted Ms. Sun Huibin while she was on her way to market. She is being held in the Yuemingshan Secondary Detention Center.
4. [Huichun City, Jilin Province] Practitioner Mr. Zhang Songfan Is Subject to Illegal Detention and Inhuman Torture
Mr. Zhang Songfan, 43, is an employee at Grain Storage in Tumen City, Jilin Province. On the evening of April 24, 2004, Huichun City Public Security in Jilin Province abducted him while he was distributing truth-clarification materials. The National Security Brigade interrogated and tortured him. They handcuffed his hands behind his back and hook a heavy weight of more than ten kilograms around his neck. Then they denied Zhang of sleep for three consecutive days. After the torture knocked him into unconsciousness, the police transferred him to the Huichun Detention Center on April 26 while he was still conscious. After one day and one night of torture on April 28, Zhang's body was completely covered with cuts and bruises. He has become extremely frail. On August 3, he was transferred to another detention center and is waiting for the verdict from the court.
Related phone no:
Director, Huichun City Public Security Bureau: 86-440-751-3212
National Security Brigade: 86-440-751-3552
5. [Anning City, Yunnan Province] Wenquan County Police Station Arrest Practitioners
At about 2:00 PM on August 16, 2004, the police from Wenquan County, Anning City abducted two female Dafa practitioners (their names are not known); both are retired employees of Kunming Steel Company in Yunnan Province.
6. [Shanghai] Ms. Zhu Kuihua from Huadong Normal University Is Subject to Torture
Ms. Zhu Kuihua was a graduate student about 30 years old when persecution of Falun Gong began in 1999. After July 20, 1999, she was illegally detained, being brainwashed, being deprived of personal freedom and right of studying, because she refused to write "Guarantee Statement,"(1) kept practicing Falun Gong exercises in the track field on campus, and appealed for Falun Dafa in Beijing. She is now subject to cruel mental tortures.
7. [Anhui Province] Mr. Bi Xiaojuan from Huangmei Troupe Is Illegally Sentenced to Five Years of Prison
Bi Xiaohuan is a violinist in his 30's in Huangmei Troupe in Anhui Province. Because Bi practices Falun Gong, he was arrested several times. To force him to give up his belief in Falun Dafa, the police once tied him in a chair for more than seventy days.
Not long ago, Bi was sentenced to five years in the prison. Because of his severe illness, the prison refused to take him. He is now detained in the Hefei City Detention Center.
8. [Zhengzhou City, Henan Province] Police Abduct Practitioners Ms. Ma Xia and Mr. Wu Xinyun
On the midnight of July 12, 2004, the police from Twenty Seven Branch Station in Zhengzhou City abducted Dafa practitioner Mr. Wu Xinyun from his home. He was denied of any family visit. His whereabouts is unknown.
Zhengzhou City Public Security Bureau has arrested Dafa practitioner Ms. Ma Xia, while she was distributing truth-clarification materials. Her blind elderly mother in her 70's and her child who is now attending middle school were left home with no one taking care of them.
9. [Wuxue City, Hubei Province] Police Abduct Sixteen Practitioners
Since early July 2004, under the directive of Wuxue city's "610 Office," Wuxue City Public Security and local police stations have carried out a large scale of illegally searches of Falun Gong practitioners' homes and confiscated their personal properties.
According to an incomplete statistics, there are about sixteen Falun Gong practitioners in Wuxue City that have been illegally abducted by the police. Mr. Xu Xuewen and Xiao Lingtong from the National Security are responsible for these illegal arrests. Their phone number is 86-713-8964220.
10. [Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] Mianyang City Public Security Bureau Illegally Sends Dafa Practitioner Yang to Do Forced Hard Labor
Dafa practitioner Yang, about 50 to 60 years old, is a spouse of an employee of Chengdu City Geological Prospecting Bureau in Beizhan Precinct, Chengdu City. Yang and Yang's son and daughter-in-law went to their hometown in June to distribute truth-clarification materials. The police arrested them after the local people reported them. Yang has been sentenced to a year and half of forced labor. Yang's son, Mr. He Baosen (in his 30's), has been sentenced to one year and 3 months in the forced labor camp. Yang's daughter-in-law has been also sentenced to do forced hard labor (sentenced to custody outside prison.)
11. [Huai'an City, Jiangsu Province] Practitioner Mr. Sun Yingchun from Lianshui County Is Arrested
Ms. Sun Yingchun, a Dafa practitioner in Lianshui County, Huai'an City, Jiangsu Province, was arrested recently and is currently detained in Lianshui Detention Center.
Related telephone number:
Lianshui County Public Security Bureau: 86-517-2306001
12. [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Call for Urgent Rescue of Dafa Practitioners Ms. Li Baojie and Her Husband From Jinzhou Precinct
On August 19, 2004, the local police abducted Ms. Li Baojie (30's) and her husband, Mr. Pan from Panjin City, from their home in Jinzhou Precinct, Dalian City. The police confiscated a printer, printer papers and printer toner, and one removable computer hard drive, which is worth over 1,000 yuan.
(1) Guarantee Statement - A statement to declare that he or she is remorseful for practicing Falun Gong and guarantees not to practice Falun Gong again, not to go to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong, and never again associate with any Falun Dafa practitioners.