Facts of the Persecution

Practitioner Ms. He Xianggu Released When in Critical Condition

Dafa practitioner Ms. He Xianggu from Changsha City, Hunan Province, worked as a nurse at the Hunan Province Maternity and Child Care Hospital. Police arrested her and sent her to the Baimalong Women's Forced Labor Camp in Zhuzhou City on April 21, 2005. This was the third time she was arrested and sent to a labor camp. She held a hunger strike to protest the illegal detention and was savagely tortured. In July 2005, Ms. He was hospitalized in critical condition and the labor camp authorities released her.


Practitioner Ms. Pei Shanzhen from Shanghai Faces Second Trial

Practitioner Ms. Pei Shanzhen is 61 years old. On July 13, 2000, she was arrested while distributing truth clarification materials. The police issued an illegal arrest warrant after 35 days of criminal detention. In November 2000, an unlawful trial was held at the Jingan People's Court. Ms. Pei was later exempt from criminal punishment. In March 2005 the authorities again ransacked her home and arrested her. She has been held at Jingan Detention Center for over four months. She is currently facing her second trial at the Procuratorate and has been charged with "disrupting the social order."


Practitioner Mr. Lu Jinlong Again Abducted by Police Officers from the Baoshan District

Dafa practitioner Mr. Lu Jinlong, 38, from Shanghai, was abducted for the second time by police officers from Gongfuxin Village in the Baoshan District. He was sentenced to two years of forced labor in November 2001 for distributing truth clarification materials and was held at the No. 3 Forced Labor Camp in Shanghai where he was ruthlessly tortured. In April 2003 Mr. Lu was deprived of sleep for three days. The persecutors continuously slapped his face with the soles of their shoes. They also tortured him with the "small tiger bench" (1). He could not walk normally for a long time after the torture. Around July 5, 2005, Mr. Lu was again arrested by police officers from the Baoshan District for distributing truth clarification materials. He is currently being held at a detention center, and the details are unknown.


After Three Years of Forced Labor, 60-year-old Practitioner Arrested by 610 Office Authorities and Sent to Brainwashing Class

Ms. Wang Cuifang, 60, lived near the Linshu County Traffic Bureau in Shandong Province. She was illegally held for over five months in 2000 at the Linshu County Detention Center. During this time she was twice sent to a forced labor camp, but the labor camp authorities refused to accept her because she had high blood pressure and heart disease. The authorities told Ms. Wang to write a guarantee statement and promised to release her if she complied. When she refused, the authorities sent her to the No. 1 Women's Forced Labor Camp of Shandong Province for "transitional detention." Linshu County personnel went through connections and eventually the forced labor camp took Ms. Wang for three years. In March 2005, when her three-year sentence had expired, officials from the No. 1 Women's Forced Labor Camp in Shandong Province and Linshu County personally sent Ms. Wang to the Linshu City Brainwashing Class, held by the 610 Office, to be brainwashed for two months.


Persecution of Practitioner Ms. Sun Jinfeng in Xiheying Town, Wei County, Hebei Province

Ms. Sun Jinfeng is a Dafa practitioner from Nanliuzhuang, Wei County, Hebei Province. She was ill before she learned Falun Dafa and became very healthy after she started practicing Dafa in 1997. In March 2000, persecutors from the county government beat and fined her. They illegally detained Ms. Sun and her husband for over 20 days, and forced their child to write a guarantee statement for them before they released the couple.

In July 2000, Ms. Sun Jinfeng went to Beijing to validate Dafa. The local police escorted her back and sent her to the Wei County Detention Center, where they held her for 17 days and fined her 320 yuan. They later sent her to the Qijiazao Brainwashing Class to further persecute her. Ms. Sun's husband was abducted during that time and sent to the Division Bureau, where he was beaten until his face was black and he collapsed on the ground and could not get up. On January 29, 2002, officers from the county, town, and village police department arrived in two police cars to abduct Ms. Sun Jinfeng and her husband Qi Jianzhi. The couple was compelled to leave their home for six months to avoid being persecuted. The authorities didn't find Ms. Sun Jinfeng, so they vented their fury on her husband and savagely beat him. In July, they abducted Sun Jinfeng and Qi Jianzhi and beat them. Qi Jianzhi was forced to hand over his house and all his possessions and also wrote an IOU for 3,000 yuan, in exchange for Sun Jinfeng's release.



(1) Small Tiger Bench Torture: A small, circular-shaped stool is placed against a wall. Under regular circumstances it is actually a type of spool for wire, rather small in diameter. The practitioner is forced to sit on the floor with his back against the stool. His legs are extended in front of him in such a way that the legs and upper body form a 90-degree angle. His arms are stretched to both sides of the body to form a straight line on the wall. Several people spread the person's legs until they are almost 180 degrees apart. This torture is extremely painful and very hard for people to endure. A person can become unconscious from the excruciating pain