Facts of the Persecution

1. Rescue Efforts by Families of Falun Dafa Practitioners Ms. Fan Junxia and Ms. Zhan Junmei from Hubei Province

In July 2005, Falun Dafa practitioners Ms. Fan Junxia (from Xiantao City) and Ms. Zhan Junmei (from Tianmen City) were arrested by local police and sentenced to 18 months of forced labor without notice to their families. Currently they are both locked up in the notorious Hubei Province Women's Labor Camp. Their families are very much worried about their safety. Ms. Fan Junxia's parents are both farmers and live a very poor life. In order to be able to visit their daughter every month, they are planning to live on selling vegetables near the labor camp.


2. Facts of the Persecution in Huining County, Gansu Province

In February 2000, Falun Dafa practitioners Mr. Wang Xiao, Ms. Chen Xiuzhen, Mr. Jiang Zhen'guang, Mr. Duan Yuanxiang, Mr. Wang Ming, Mr. Yang Chuangli, and Zhang Rong (gender unknown) were detained for 30 days for going to Beijing to validate Falun Dafa.

During a government rally held in the Huining Third High School along the river in April of 2000, Falun Dafa practitioners Zhang Rong, Mr. Jiang Zhen'guang, and Mr. Liu Xingshun (a teacher) were tied up by 610 Office personnel and police and forced to stand in front of the stage as though they were criminals. They also applied the same treatment to Falun Dafa practitioners Ms. Chen Xiuzhen and Ms. Wang Qinfang during the Gan'gou Theater meeting of two thousand people. They later held another county-wide employee meeting in the Huining County Movie Theater, tied up practitioners Ms. Wang Qingfang and Mr. Jiang Zhen'guang, and drove them around the town on a truck to humiliate them.

On January 17, 2001, the Huining County police had Falun Dafa practitioners Ms. Deng Yuping, Mr. Liu Xingshun, Mr. Guo Junbin, Ms. Zhang Keying, and Mr. Zhang Hengtong detained for 30 days. The Baiyin City Labor Camp Office sentenced Falun Dafa practitioners Wang Hao, Zhang Rong (both gender unknown), Ms. Deng Yuping, Mr. Liu Xingshun, Mr. Zhen'guang, Mr. Guo Junbin, Ms. Zhang Keying, and Mr. Zhang Hengtong to one year of forced labor.

On December 29, 2001, Falun Dafa practitioners Ms. Chen Xiuzhen and Mr. Duan Yuanxiang were each detained 15 days and extorted out of 200 yuan. Both were sentenced to one year of forced labor.

On November 26, 2002, Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Liu Xingshun was tortured in the Wuchuan Brainwashing Class and extorted out of a huge sum of money; Falun Dafa practitioners Ms. Deng Yuping, Mr. Duan Yuanxiang, Mr. Jinag Zhen'guangun, Ms. Zhang Keying, and Ms. Li Jinping were also tortured.

In 2003, Falun Dafa practitioners Ms. Chen Xiuzhen, Mr. Duan Yuanxiang, and Ms. Wang Qingfang were sentenced to one year of forced labor. Ms. Chen Shuxian was sentenced to three and a half years of forced labor, and Mr. Yang Lichuang was sentenced to 18 months of forced labor.

In July 2005, Mr. Yang Lichuang was tortured to death.


3. Huili County Hospital Withheld Ms. Luo Jiping's Retirement Salary

Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Luo Jiping is 59 years old and a retired employee of the Huili County People's Hospital in Sichuan Province. She has not taken a single dose of medicine or seen a doctor at all in the past several years since she started to practice, saving lots of money that would have been spent on medical expenses. In September 2000, Ms. Luo Jiping went to the local government to clarify the truth and was fined one thousand yuan by police. Ever since then, police, her employer, and people from the neighborhood administration have kept coming to her home to harass her. From September 2003 to December 2004, her employer withheld her retirement salary. Ms. Luo went to talk with her employer to let them know that such action is illegal. From January 2005, her employer started paying her 300 yuan each month basic living expense, but still would not pay her the full amount of 900 yuan.


4. Crimes Committed by the Yiling District 610 Office of Yichang City and the Yidu City Legal Justice System

The Yiling District 610 Office of Yichang City and the Yidu City Legal Justice System in Hubei Province have been continually harassing the Falun Dafa practitioners, closely monitoring them and threatening them. Staff from the 610 Office arrest practitioners at will, and then extort money from their families. Ms. Yang Suqin is an elderly practitioner who was locked up in a brainwashing class. Gong Binghua and Hu Qinghua (both gender unknown) instructed 610 Office staff to beat Ms. Yang with a wooden stick. As a result, she suffered a fractured hip. The Yiling District Education Department brainwashed students so they would hate Falun Dafa, harming those innocent children. The Yidu City State Security Division, Lucheng Police Station, Yidu City Police Department, Department of Justice, Procuratorate, the Court House, and 610 Office are acting jointly in this persecution. According to incomplete statistics, in the past six years, there have been more than ten Falun Dafa practitioners sent to labor camps and many people unlawfully detained. Ms. Zheng Jumei (in her 60s) was arrested at her relative's house by police from Yaodian Station at the beginning of 2004 and was sentenced to two years in prison without trial. Ms. Zheng is now locked in Fanjiatai Prison located in Shayang City. Falun Dafa practitioners Mr. Deng Yong, Mr. Li Zhiqiang, Mr. Qiu Limeng, and Mr. Liu Huadong were arrested and sentenced to 3-4 years in prison by Yidu State Security Division Head Su Xiaoping. Mr. Deng Yong's mother passed out in the courtroom and died three days later. No one knows where Mr. Deng Yong is now, but the three other practitioners are locked up in Fanjiatai Prison located in Shayang City.