Latest News from China - November 13, 2005
1. [Maoming, Guangdong Province] Mr. Luo Ji Arrested by the 610 Office and Sent to a Forced Labor Camp
On September 15, 2005, officials from the 610 Office arrested practitioner Mr. Luo Ji. After initiating a hunger strike in protest, Mr. Luo Ji was released unconditionally. After returning home, he continued to study the Fa and do the exercises and he quickly recovered. Less than one month later, 610 Office personnel secretly arrested him again, and sent him to the Sanshui Forced Labor Camp. Failing to pass the physical examination, Mr. Luo Ji was sent to the Maoming Detention Center. Two other practitioners, Ms. Chen Xiaoxia and Ms. Chen Yuping, were both arrested at the same time in September with Luo Ji, and are being detained at Maoming Detention Center also. (It is said that the two practitioners were sent to the Maoming Detention Center because the Sanshui Forced Labor Camp refuses to accept anyone who fails the physical exam).
2. [Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Yu Qinghua Sentenced to Four Years in Prison
Harbin Dongli District practitioner Ms. Yu Qinghua was sentenced to four years in prison and imprisoned in the Heilongjiang Provincial Women's Prison.
3. [Shanghai] Mr. Chen Jia and Ms. Zou Ling Arrested for Distributing Truth Clarifying Material
On September 25, 2005, Dafa practitioners Mr. Chen Jie and Ms. Zou Ling from Shanghai Pudong District were arrested for distributing truth-clarifying CDs and sent to the Pudong Xingqu Detention Center. While in the detention center, the police questioned Ms. Zou as to the source of the CDs. Ms. Zou Ling refused to tell the police, so they beat her. They wouldn't let her bathe or change her clothes. She was so severely beaten that she lost consciousness, and had difficulty walking and eating. The police lied to her about releasing her on October 25; instead, she was sent to the Qingpu Brainwashing Center for further persecution. She was tortured by the authorities who were attempting to force her to give "evidence" against Mr. Chen Jia. Five other female Dafa practitioners were also being persecuted there and suffered mental disorders and speaking difficulties. It is suspected that they were being injected with drugs that severely damage the nervous system.
4. [Beijing] Mr. and Mrs. Bao Shaohua Sentenced to Two and a Half, and Two Years, Respectively
On September 28, 2005, Mr. Bai Shaohua was arrested and sent to the Tuanhe Beijing Reeducation Center. On November 10th, Mr. Bai was sentenced to two and a half years in a labor camp. His wife was also sentenced to two years in a labor camp. They have an old mother who is more than seventy years old and a five-year-old child at home alone who needs to be cared for.
5. [Bin County, Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Zheng Yan Sentenced to Serve One Year of Hard Labor for Producing Truth-Clarifying Material
On September 29, 2005, the police arrested Dafa practitioner Ms. Zheng Yan from Bin County, Heilongjiang Province for producing truth-clarifying material, and sent her to the Bin County Detention Center. She was sentenced to one year in a labor camp and sent to the Wanjia Forced Labor Camp.