Latest News from China - December 11, 2005
1. [Benxi, Liaoning Province] Benxi City Forced Labor Camp Tortured Dafa Practitioners with "Body Stretching"
There are 27 Dafa practitioners being detained in the Benxi City Forced Labor Camp. Since September 2005, the police have been torturing firm practitioners with a cruel method known as "Body Stretching" (A person is hung in an iron cage and his body stretched to the point that it begins to tear apart). They secured the practitioners' wrists and ankles, and the practitioners' bodies were suspended in the air. The pain is excruciating. They tortured the practitioners one by one. One practitioner was tortured by this method for 28 days.
2. [Laixi City, Shandong Province] Ms. Zhan Shuxue Arrested When Distributing Truth-Clarifying Flyers
At 10:00 a.m. on December 12, 2005, the police from the Rizhuang Police station arrested practitioner Ms. Zhan Shuxue from Yuanli Village, Rizhuang Town, Laixi City, Shandong Province, when she was distributing truth-clarifying flyers. Two hours later, the police ransacked her home. Her daughter Ms. Wang Chunyan, a practitioner, tore up the "search warrant" on the spot, and was also arrested. The police searched her home thoroughly, and confiscated many truth-clarifying materials, Dafa books, tape recorders, cell phones, two bank cards, and a photocopy machine. Zhan Shuxue and her daughter are being held in the Laixi Detention Center.
Work units and individuals involved in the persecution:
Yu Dechen, director of the Laixi Detention Center: 86-532-88463902 (Home), 86-13806396286 (Cell)
Lijing, deputy director of the Laixi Detention Center: 86-532-88468969 (Home), 6-532-82060217
3. [Ningxia Province] The Persecution of Ms. Yang Jie
Practitioner Ms. Yang Jie from Zhongwei City, Ningxia Province went to Beijing twice to appeal for justice for Falun Gong. She was sentenced to a forced labor camp for two years. During the detention, Ms. Yang's term was extended by one year because she tried to appeal through legal channels and refused to give up her belief.
While in the Ningxia Women's Forced Labor Camp, Ms. Yang was forced to do excessive workloads of 16 or 17 hours every day. She was shocked by electric batons, forced-fed, handcuffed behind her back, and hung up by handcuffs. Police officers also instigated inmates to beat her. She was ordered to stand facing a wall or to sit on a small stool for an extended period. They played TV programs that slandered Falun Gong and tried to brainwash her. Ms. Yang suffered a great deal both physically and emotionally.
In September 2003, Ms. Yang was released from the forced labor camp. Because the Political Security Brigade of the Public Security Bureau often harassed her, Ms. Yang was forced to become homeless to avoid persecution. On October 2, 2005, the police from the Huinong District, Shizuishan City, Ningxia Province found her and arrested her again.
4. [Dingzhou, Hebei Province] Ms. Liu Yueying Sentenced to a Forced Labor Camp for 21 Months
Ms. Liu Yueying from Saili Village, Ziwei Township, Dingzhou City was sentenced to a forced labor camp for 21 months. She is being detained in the Baoding Forced Labor Camp.
5. [Anshan City, Liaoning Province] Practitioner Ms. Song Sanling Arrested
Practitioner Ms. Song Sanling from Anshan City, Liaoning Province, born in 1977, was a teacher at the Gailun Foreign Language School. She was arrested in the Nanhu area of Anshan City. The material producing site was damaged.
6. [Maoming City, Guangdong Province] Practitioner Zhu Fangxia and Other Practitioners Arrested and Detained at the Maoming Brainwashing Center
On December 12, 2005, Zhu Fangxia, Kang Shaozhen, Cen Shaozhen, and Shi Xiuping were arrested and detained at the Maoming Brainwashing Center. The families were only allowed to send clothes and blankets, but not allowed to visit them.
7. [Huludao City, Liaoning Province] The Police from the Tashan Police Station Arrest Liu Deqing and Jiao Wanhui When Distributing Truth Clarifying Flyers
On October 29, 2005, police officers from the Tashan police station arrested Liu Deqing and Jiao Wanhui from the Jinzhou Heavy Machinery Factory. They are being held at the Huludao City Detention Center.