Latest News from China - October 10, 2005
1. [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Wang Peng Suffers Six Months of Excruciating Torture
On March 7, 2005, Li Xingtao, deputy leader from the No. 4 Division, the National Security Team and the Changchun City Police Department led a group of more than ten policemen to "illegally arrest" practitioner Wang Peng at the Changchun City Automobile Factory. Wang Peng was later interrogated at the No. 1 Division, Changchun City Police Department while being tortured. He was deprived of sleep for five days in a row. After being tortured for over 40 days at the police department, Wang Peng was transferred to the Tiebei District No. 1 Detention Center, Changchun City. Wang Peng and several other practitioners there staged a hunger strike and resisted the persecution. They were later brutally force-fed. Personnel at the detention center inserted a tube through their nostrils into their stomachs and administered a cold, high-density saline solution. As an even more cruel torture, the police put Mr. Wang in a straitjacket. (Several Falun Gong practitioners have already been killed by being immobilized in straitjackets at the Shibalihe Forced Labor Camp in Henan Province).
Wang Peng has been held for over six months now and is extremely weak. His family members haven't been allowed to visit him. The authorities fabricated a crime to frame Mr. Wang. Zhang Nan from the Archive Office, Procuratorate Bureau, No. 1 Automobile Factory not only refused to release Wang Peng but also sent Wang Peng's file twice to the No. 7 Team, No. 1 Division of the Changchun City Police Department, as so-called supplemental evidence.
2. [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Practitioners Shang Yuping and Sun Jinfang Suffer Severe Torture at the No. 1 Women's Detention Center
Police from the No. 1 Division of the Jianghan District Police Department arrested five practitioners from Wuhan City, including Shang Yuping and Sun Jinfang. Three days later, Shang Yuping and Sun Jinfang were transferred to the Wuhan City No. 1 Women's Detention Center and have been held there to date. During that period of time, Sun Jinfang staged a hunger strike to protest her unlawful detention and was so violently force-fed that she lost several teeth. She is now extremely weak and is unable to do any work; however, the guards said "she was just pretending" and forced her to work. A guard by the last name of Jin is an extremely vicious person and incites inmates to beat practitioners at will.
At present, Sun Jinfang is manifesting symptoms of serious ill health.
3. [Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Police Arrest Liu Li from Home
At around 6:00 a.m. on Friday, September 23, 2005, a group of policemen suddenly surrounded practitioner Liu Li's home in Changxi, Longfeng District, Daqing City. Liu Li refused to open the door. The police called a locksmith and then forcibly opened door and ransacked the place. They turned everything upside down in all the rooms, including the balcony. They confiscated a computer, a printer and some office supplies. Liu Li was so traumatized that she fainted. The police called an ambulance to send her to the Daqing City No. 5 Hospital. Later they took Liu Li directly to the Longfeng District Police Station for interrogation. At present, Liu Li is being held at the Daqing City Detention Center. Her family members are not allowed to visit her and her situation is unknown. Plainclothes policemen are patrolling around her home, and whoever goes to her home will be questioned.
Liu Li used to be an employee of the Longfeng Baojie Cleaning Company, Wanlong Property, Daqing City Oil & Chemistry Company. She is an honest and pure-hearted person. She was once awarded the title of "Outstanding Worker." After the persecution against Falun Dafa started, she didn't give up her belief in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, and persisted in clarifying the truth of Falun Dafa to people. Ms. Liu was held in detention for over a month. As she refused to give up Falun Dafa cultivation, Liu Li lost her job in 2000. In addition, personnel from her place of employment and from the local police station periodically harassed her, in person or by phone. In April 2004, Liu Li opened a small childcare center. She loves children very much, so lots of children call her "Mommy." Because of her sincere hard work, her business thrived. In addition to Liu Li, the authorities also arrested Feng Ying whom she had hired to assist in her daycare business. Feng Ying was released later, on the same afternoon of the arrest. Her childcare center was forced to close. Almost 30 children left reluctantly.
4. [Anqiu City, Shandong Province] Liu Ruiyou Arrested; Police Officials Ransack Home
At around 11:00 a.m. on October 8, 2005, six policemen arrested Falun Dafa practitioner Liu Ruiyou from Huangqipu in Anqiu City and ransacked the practitioner's home. Liu Ruiyou was taken to the Huangqipu Police Station. The police confiscated a computer, an ink-jet printer and a laser printer, seven boxes of printing paper, one box of self-adhesive paper, a paper cutter, a box of ink, a lamination machine, four tape recorders, a Falun Dafa truth-clarification tape, Falun Dafa books, and all the cash in the home. Liu Ruiyou's family was trying to stop them, but a low-ranking police officer in charge said, "We will take anything!"
Phone number for the Huangqipu Police Station: 86-53-64621021
5. [Jingmen City, Hubei Province] Former Falun Gong Practice Site Contact Person Meng Xianglong Still Under House Arrest
On June 21, 2005 Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Meng Xianglong from Jingmen City, who was just released after serving a five-year sentence, was taken away again by personnel from the 610 Office. They sent him to the Wuhan City Brainwashing Class because they insisted he had not given up the practice of Falun Gong. Ten days later, Mr. Meng was sent back home, but there was no freedom for him since the police monitored him around the clock. Once, Meng Xianglong sent some cash to a relative at a local post office. A few days later, his relative replied that he hadn't received the money. The Meng family went to inquire at the post office, but personnel there answered, "The police took the money away as soon as he left." When they asked at the police department, the police said, "We will monitor Meng Xianglong's every action."
Meng Xianglong was an official at the Local Tax Administration Bureau in Jingmen City, but he has been fired because he practices Falun Dafa.
6. [Liangshan Area, Sichuan Province] 610 Office Authorities Keep Trying to Sentence Eight Practitioners
On May 26, 2005, when eight Falun Dafa practitioners, including He Xianqun, Mao Kaiming, and Lu Zhengguo, from Xichang City in the Liangshan area went to rural Leibo County to clarify the truth of Falun Gong and distribute the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, personnel from the local State Security Department arrested them. In June, the State Security Department submitted "incriminating evidence" to the Leibo County Procuratorate Department, but the prosecutor rejected the case due to insufficient evidence. In August, the State Security Department submitted the incident to the prosecutor again, but it was rejected the second time because of insufficient evidence. Personnel from the Liangshan area 610 Office and from the Police Department have reported the case to the Provincial Government for processing.
7. [Pingyi County, Shandong Province] Married Couple Zhang Yuzhi and Pei Linying Arrested and Their Home Ransacked
During the afternoon of August 14, 2005, a white car stopped in front of the home of practitioner Mr. Zhang Yuzhi in Shangshenjiawa Village, Liuyu Town, Pingyi County, Linyi City, Shandong Province. Four plainclothes officers in their 40s came out of the car and walked into Zhang Yuzhi's home under the pretext of asking for driving directions. They talked with Zhang Yuzhi's wife Ms. Pei Linying, and then all of sudden, before the couple realized what was happening, they dragged the couple into a car. The four plainclothes policemen turned the couple's home upside down. They confiscated Falun Dafa books, some truth-clarifying materials, Pei Linying's August salary card worth 2,000 yuan, a bank deposit book worth over 5,000 yuan, 3,200 yuan in cash, a compact size audio tape player and a radio receiver. The gang took the couple to the Liuyu Town Police Station. They handcuffed the couple for a whole night. They then sent the couple to the Pingyi County Detention Center. Pei Linying has been on a hunger strike for 15 days since her arrest, to protest the unlawful detention. Later, she was sent to the Jinan City Forced Labor Camp. Zhang Yuzhi was put under house arrest and was extorted out of 5,000 yuan.
8. [Jingyu County, Jilin Province] Police Arrest Practitioner Zhang Fengqin and Ransack Her Home
On the morning of October 4, 2005, officers Ma Jing and Feng Baoqiu from the Political and Security Section of the Jingyu County Police Department in Jilin Province went to ransack practitioner Ms. Zhang Fengqin's home, using the excuse of having found some Falun Dafa truth-clarifying materials in the county. Though they did not find any materials at her home, they arrested Zhang Fengqin and put her in the Jingyu County Detention Center. Zhang Fengqin has been on a hunger strike for five days in protest.
Contact information for personnel from the Jingyu County "610 Office" and from the Police Department, Baishan City, Jilin Province (Country code: 86, Area code: 439. Please do not dial area code before a cell phone number):
Chen Zhongqiang, Police Department Chief: 7223075, 8971329, 13904497243
Zhang Aiguo, 610 Office head and Secretary of the Political and Judiciary Committee in the county: 13804497977, 7225592
Wei Jian, Political Security Section Chief: 7229548, 8971798
Ma Jing, an officer of the Political Security Section: 7226472, 13039383472
9. [Panjin City, Liaoning Province] Four Practitioners Sentenced to Over Twelve Years of Imprisonment
On September 12, 2005, four practitioners, Ms. Hu Zhehui, Mr. Hou Yunfei, Mr. Xin Minduo and Ms. Bao Juncen were secretly sentenced to 15, 14, 13, and 12 years of imprisonment, respectively, in the Xinglongtai District Court, Panjin City, Liaoning Province.
On October 8, though practitioner Hu Zhehui could not take care of herself because of the torture she suffered, the perpetrators sent her to the Shenyang City Women's Prison Complex. The prison refused to admit her because of her bad health (heart problems, high blood pressure, and hyper-cholesterol). Thus, she was sent back to the Panjin City Detention Center. Ms. Hu has been staging a hunger strike to protest the persecution. She has not had any food or water since August 3. The police torture her by brutal force-feeding.
Hou Yunfei was sent to the Jinzhou City Prison and the other three practitioners are still being held at the Panjin City No. 3 Detention Center.
10. [Shanhaiguan City, Hebei Province] Li Xianhua Arrested For Mailing Truth-Clarifying Materials
In mid-September 2005, practitioner Li Xianhua from Heilongjiang Province was arrested for mailing Falun Dafa truth-clarifying materials in the Shanhaiguan Developing Zone, which is the eastern area of the Qinhuangdao City Developing Zone in Hebei Province. He is presently being held at the Qinhuangdao City Shanhaiguan Detention Center, known as the City No. 3 Detention Center.
11. [Baoding City, Hebei Province] Further Information about Practitioners on Hunger Strike in the Baoding City Detention Center
Practitioners Zhi Zhanmin, Wei Haiwu, Zhang Rongjie, Yang Jinying and Liu Yongwang are still being held at the Baoding City Detention Center. In order to protest this persecution, Liu Yongwang, Wei Haiwu and other practitioners there are on a hunger strike. Someone said that Wei Haiwu and Liu Yongwang's situation is critical. Liu Yongwang has been on the hunger strike for 44 days. His lower limbs are in continuous pain and are numb. He can't walk without help.
Baoding City Detention Center: 86-312-5027634, 86-312-5015804, 86-312-5028774
12. [Fushun City, Liaoning Province] Bai Yuqin and Li Fengjie Arrested For Distributing Truth-clarifying Materials
Practitioner Bai Yuqin and Li Fengjie are from Yushu Township, Xinbin County, Fushun City, Liaoning Province. During the night of October 5, 2005 when they went to Chaluzi Village in Yushu Township to distribute truth-clarifying materials, Gao Zhenyuan and Dong Xianwei, officers from the Township Police Station, arrested them and put them into the Xinbin County Detention Center. Later, lawless policemen searched Li Fengqin's house. Ms. Li's husband tried to stop the unlawful arrest, but policeman Gao Zhenyuan brutally beat him.
Policeman Gao Zhenyuan: 86-13904932435 (Cell)
Policeman Dong Xianwei: 86-413-5152258 (Home)
Yushu Township Police Station: 86-413-5152015
Xinbin County Detention Center: 86-413-5026405
13. [Muleng City, Heilongjiang Province] Several Falun Dafa Materials Production Centers Destroyed
On September 23, 2005, two policemen from the Mudanjiang City National Security Team went to Muleng City and forcibly arrested practitioners Gu Yan, Zhang Yanfen, Liu Huidi, Liu Yan, Wang Limei, Li Yuzhi, Sun Shiwei, Lu Shuqi and Kou Qiang. They were taken to the Muleng City Detention Center. The perpetrators have destroyed several Falun Dafa truth clarification materials production centers. The police are interrogating practitioners day and night, depriving them of sleep.
14. [Zhangjiakou City, Hebei Province] Practitioner Tian Junhua Arrested and Her House Searched
At about 9:00 p.m. on October 6, 2005, personnel from the Wuyi Road Police Station arrested practitioner Tian Junhua from the family residential yard of the Zhangjiakou City Finance Bureau. At about 3:00 p.m. on October 7, five or six policemen searched her house. Tian Junhua is currently being held at the Shisanli Detention Center.
15. [Shaoguan City, Guangdong Province] Zheng Meiqun Is Captured and Taken to the Huangang Brainwashing Class
On September 30, 2005, policemen from Shaoguan City's 610 Office arrested practitioner Zheng Meiquan. Zheng Meiquan is currently being detained at the Huanggang Brainwashing Center.