Additional Persecution News from China - April 5, 2006 (21 Reports)
1. [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Mr. Wang Guoxiang Savagely Tortured at the Chaoyanggou Labor Camp
Practitioner Mr. Wang Guoxiang, 38 years old, was illegally arrested in Changbai County in the Baishan area when he was distributing "truth clarification" materials. He was sentenced to two years of forced labor. In April 2005 he was held at Division 1, also called the New Life Division, at the Chaoyanggou Forced Labor Camp. He refused to cooperate with the "reform." In May he was sent to Division 2 where the guards were doing everything possible to "reform" the practitioners. The guards in Division 2, headed by Ma Yuntao, talked to Mr. Wang Guoxiang from around 9:00 p.m. until 3:00 a.m. the next day during the night shift in an effort to make him give up Dafa. The labor camp authorities sent inmates to monitor him. They forbid him from going downstairs to eat in the cafeteria. Mr. Wang has remained very determined.
In November 2005, Mr. Wang was transferred to Division 4, where assigned inmates monitored him on a daily basis. He was forced to sit on a small plastic stool by himself in the dorm and was forbidden to talk to anyone. During the "Attack the Fort" campaign to "reform" determined practitioners in December 2005, they made him sit on the cold marble floor. Within a few days he was lame. Judicial Department officials went to the Chaoyanggou Forced Labor Camp to inspect the "reform" situation of Falun Gong practitioners. They tried to coerce every practitioner into giving a clear statement about Dafa. Mr. Wang didn't say anything and was again forced to sit on a stool.
Right after the Chinese New Year 2006, around March 1, authorities in Division 4 again started tormenting Mr. Wang. They straightened his arms and handcuffed them to the sides of a bed and released him about four days later. They then subjected him to 20 days' sleep deprivation, making him sit next to the bed. Two inmates monitored him.
2. [Jidong County, Heilongjiang Province] Six Practitioners Will be Transferred to Mudanjiang Prison Tomorrow
Six Falun Gong practitioners "illegally detained" in the Jidong County Detention Center in Heilongjiang Province, including Qu Dehong and Xing Defu, will be transferred to Mudanjiang Prison tomorrow.
Xu Dewen, head of the Jidong County Police Department: 86-13946809777, 86-453-2380368, 86-453-5583923 Ext.2201
Liu Zhenkun, deputy head of the Jidong County Police Department: 86-13904675041, 86-453-5584699, 86-453-5582634 Ext.2203
Liu Haijun, deputy head of the Jidong County Police Department: 86-13945861989, 86-453-5583165 Ext.2204
Wu Junkui, deputy head of the Jidong County Police Department: 86-13946821877, 86-453-8603111 Ext.2205
Su Baoyi, head: 86-13199431881, 86-453-5580626, 86-453-5583579 Ext.2275
Lou Jiquan, political head: 86-13946871900, 86-453-5587462 Ext.2276
Zhang Hai, deputy head: 86-13836551838, 86-453-5581497, 86-453-5587642 Ext.2277
3. [Qiqihar City, Heilongjiang Province] The Police Recently Arrested Many Practitioners
Recently, officers from the Qiqihar City Police Department again started to arrest practitioners. More than 20 practitioners have been arrested and their homes have been ransacked. Practitioners in other counties and cities who have contact with these practitioners are also affected. The arrests continue. We now know that Tiefeng Police Department agents have arrested about 10 practitioners. They include Yang Chunling and Wu. Officers from the Qiqihar City Police Department arrested practitioners Cui Xiaoping, Gong and Zheng, from Kangtai County, Daqing City, on April 1, 2006.
4. [Jianli County, Hubei Province] Zuo Lixiong, Head of the Jianli County "610 Office" and Police Officers from the Bianhe Area Recently Arrested Practitioner Chen Xiaoyuan from Bianhe and Sent Him to the Hubei Province Brainwashing Center.
5. [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Gross Abuse of Practitioners in Wafangdian Prison
Around March 22, guards from Wafangdian Prison made up all kinds of excuses to prevent practitioners' families from visiting their loved ones at the prison. The families insisted on meeting with the practitioners. The guards reluctantly let three family members meet with the practitioners. The practitioners' faces were black and blue and they were in terrible condition. Two practitioners were not brought out, probably because they were tortured even more severely and because the guards feared that the truth would get out.
6. [Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] Many Practitioners from Xinjin County Arrested and Beaten
On the afternoon of March 14, 2006, a dozen practitioners, including He Xuewen and Zhu Sufang from Wenjing Township and Longma Township in Chengdu City, were watching the NTDTV's Global Chinese New Year Gala at another practitioner's home when the local police broke in and arrested all of the practitioners. They savagely beat the practitioners and sent them to the Xinjin County Custody Center. They also ransacked the practitioners' homes.
7. [Ezhou City, Hubei Province] Practitioner Ms. Pan Zhenghui Unconstitutionally Held at the Ezhou City Detention Center
On March 28, 2006, officers from the Ezhou City Police Department and the "610 Office" arrested practitioner Ms. Pan Zhenghui from Ezhou City, Hubei Province. She is now being held at the Ezhou City Detention Center.
In July 2005, officers from Ezhou City Police Department and the 610 Office tried to arrest Ms. Pan Zhenghui. She left home to avoid the persecution. Right now, her ill husband is hospitalized, but, because of her arrest, Ms. Pan cannot return to take care of him.
8. [Langfang City, Hebei Province] Three Practitioners at a Detention Center Were Sent to the Hospital for Emergency Treatment
Recently it has been learned that two men and one woman, all practitioners incarcerated at the Langfang City Detention Center, have been sent to the city hospital for emergency treatment. We guess that these practitioners are Mr. Yang Jianbo, Mr. Cao Baoyu ,and Ms. Zhang Fengde, who were holding a hunger strike.
The hospital has apparently reached an agreement with the detention center that all Falun Gong practitioners who need medical treatment are sent to the hospitals' Hematology Department. According to an insider, Mr. Yang Jianbo is suffering from kidney failure and electrolyte imbalance. He is in critical condition and was treated at the hospital's hematology department for one week in late March. He has been on a hunger strike since February 5. The detention center officials publicly threatened to sentence the three practitioners to prison.
Hotline for the head of the Langfang City Hospital: 86-316-2039002
Hematology Department, the Langfang City Hospital: 86-316-2037264
Langfang City "rocuratorate": 86-316-2233775
Langfang City Police Department: 86-316-2333102
9. [Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province] Practitioners Zhang Shujun, Chen Xiangyang, and Chen Wen Arrested
Practitioners Zhang Shujun, Chen Xiangyang, and Chen Wen from Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province, were arrested. People didn't know about the arrest until several days later. The date of their arrests was probably Wednesday, March 29. The three practitioners are being held at the Qingyunpu Detention Center. There are many plainclothes police officers near Zhang Shujun and Chen Xiangyang's homes.
10. [Linqu County, Shandong Province] Practitioner Ms. Shen Dianmei Sent to the Wangcun Women's Forced Labor Camp
Practitioner Ms. Shen Dianmei was sentenced to two years of forced labor and sent to the Wangcun Women's Forced Labor Camp in Zibo in late March 2006.
11. [Sanhe City, Hebei Province] Persecution of Practitioners
The Sanhe City Brainwashing Center in Hebei Province is set up inside the Sanhe City Detention Center. Practitioners Mr. Ma Weishan, Zhang Deli, Wang Shuhua, Guo Zeng, Liu Cuirong, Ms. Tang Suhua, and others have been held in the brainwashing center.
Ms. Tang Suhua held a hunger strike at the detention center to protest the persecution. She lost consciousness several times and was eventually released due to her dangerous condition. Practitioner Mr. Ma Weishan went on a hunger strike for many days. He was in his 60s and often suffered a relapse of his heart disease from the persecution. The authorities refused to release him and gave him an IV infusion. Practitioners Zhang Deli and Wang Shuhua had both developed high blood pressure from the persecution.
Practitioner Zhou Chuanzhong was held at the Langfang City Brainwashing Center, and his son, who does not practice Falun Gong, was arrested. Participating in the arrest were officers from the Sanhe City Police Department. They held him at the Sanhe City Detention Center under criminal detention. Practitioner Ms. Liu Cuirong was sent to the Tangshan Forced Labor Camp, then the Baoding Forced Labor Camp, and eventually to the Shijiazhuang Forced Labor Camp. The authorities at each labor camp refused to take her because she was too weak. Officials from Sanhe City's 610 Office took Ms. Liu back to Sanhe Detention Center. They gave her injections and IV infusions when she was extremely weak so that they could continue to detain her.
Officers from the Sanhe City 610 Office sent Zhang Zhiping to Tangshan Forced Labor Camp. Practitioners Liu Shujuan and Tian Ruiling have been sent to the Shijiazhuang Forced Labor Camp. Because of the news blackout, details need to be further investigated.
Implicated individuals and organizations and their phone numbers:
Zip code: 065200
Sanhe City Political and Judicairy Committee: 86-316-3212366
Liu Baolai Party secretary: 86-316-3228188 (Home)
Deputy secretary: 86-316-3211046
Zhao, head of the Sanhe City 610 Office
Wang Haibin, deputy head of the 610 Office: 86-316-3210182
Niu Zhenhui, section head
12. [You County, Hunan Province] Personnel from the National Security Team Arrested Practitioners Ms. Hong Qiu and Mr. Zeng Ruiguo
Recently, personnel from the National Security Team and from the Chengguan Police Station in You County, Hunan Province, ransacked several practitioners' homes. Because some practitioners and their families resisted the persecution, the police dared not aggravate their illegal searches.
A recent Minghui report mentioned that three practitioners were arrested. It has been confirmed that two practitioners were arrested and are being held at the county detention center.
Ms. Hong Qiu, around 37 years old, was the Shoudishou Store manager in You County. She was reading Dafa books when police ransacked her house.
Mr. Zeng Ruiguo, around 65 years old, was a retired officer from the You County Entertainment Bureau. Before July 20, 1999, he was a volunteer coordinator at the You County Falun Gong practice site. After July 20 he was sentenced to three years of imprisonment for appealing for Falun Gong. For the past two years after his release he has been in poor health. He was studying the Fa when police ransacked his house.
(Dial both country code and area code before regular phone numbers, Please do not dial area code before cellular phone numbers, country code: 86; area code: 733)
Politics and Judicatory Committee: 4222311
Li Sanhu, Comprehensive Administration Office Deputy head: 4222311 ext. 610
Zhou Yanqi, 610 Comprehensive Administration Office head: 4223170, 13974102086
Wang Guosheng, deputy head, in charge of Falun Gong persecution: 4259271, 4236233, 13973305398
13. [Shishi City, Fujian Province] Practitioner Ms. Yi Lanying Sentenced
Recently, agents from the Shishi City Court in Fujian Province secretly sentenced practitioner Ms. Yi Lanying from Jianli City, Hubei Province, to three years of imprisonment. Ms. Yi is being held at Shishi City's Detention Center, in violation of the Chinese constitution.
14. [Handan City, Hebei Province] Police Monitor a Practitioner in Yongnian County--Delayed News
In 2005, police discovered practitioner Li from Mingguan in Yongnian County, Handan City, surfing online. Police agents in Shijiazhuang City and from Shijiazhuang City and Handan City went to the county and arrested practitioner Li. They tortured the practitioner to the point of dying. They were afraid of taking responsibility and released Li. At present, practitioner Li is under surveillance at home.
15. [Huainan City, Anhui Province] Practitioner Ms. Yan Xingping Put into the Hefei City Forced Labor Camp
Practitioner Ms. Yan Xingping, 62 years old, is a resident in the No.2 Building of the Chinese Bank Community in the Tianjia'an District of Huainan City, Anhui Province. In February 2006, personnel from the Tianjia'an Electricity Factory Police Precinct arrested her at home. She is currently being held in the city's forced labor camp. Her son attempted to visit her, but police refused him admittance. Not only that, they tried to make him pay his mother's physical exam fee.
16. [Guiyang City, Guizhou Province] Ms. Wei Ronglan and Ms. Xu Shaoqiong Arrested
At around 5:30 p.m. on March 13, 2006, Zhang Laosi, chief of the Armed Security Section of the Guiyang City Vehicle Factory, led a dozen security personnel, a dozen firefighters, and six or seven policemen to practitioner Ms. Wei Ronglan's home. They had duped her 13-year-old son into coming home from school. After they failed to get the child to open the door, they smashed it open with fire-fighting axes and put Ms. Wei into a police car.
They also arrested practitioner Ms. Xu Shaoqiong. The two practitioners were sent to the Lanni Brainwashing Center.
Ms. Wei Ronglan's pension has been suspended since April 2004. Her husband was forced to retire early. His salary was reduced from 1,700 to 600 yuan The family of three lives on a few hundred yuan a month. The teenager is in school and the tuition fee for half a semester is 290 yuan.
Some relevant telephone numbers:
(Country code: 86, area code: 851.)
Zhang Laosi: 4473500 (Office);
Cui Jingquan, head of the 610 Office in the factory: 4473598.
17. [Zibo City, Shandong Province] Personnel from the Mashang Town Police Station in the Zhangdian District Arrested Practitioner Yao Qian on March 29; Yao Qian is now being Held at the Zibo City Detention Center
18. [Jimo City, Shandong Province] Practitioner Mr. Ji Shijin Arrested
Ji Shijin is a practitioner from Lingshan Town, Jimo City. In January 2005 he was spotted reading a copy of the "Minghui Weekly" at a friend's home. Zhou Xin, in his 30s, from Jimo City's 610 Office and special agent Sun, in his 50s, went to harass the homeowner. The two people demanded to know from Mr. Ji the source of the Minghui Weekly, but he refused to cooperate with them. Later on, personnel from the 610 Office constantly harassed and threatened him. They duped Mr. Ji into clarifying the truth to them. They then transcribed his words as an affidavit and used it as justified cause for his arrest. They attempted to arrest him the same night, but failed.
At the beginning of March 2006, with instructions from the Jimo City 610 Office, Sun Haoxian, the Lingshan Town Police Station head, sent two agents to pester Mr. Ji Shijin and then sent some other personnel to arrest him. At present, Mr. Ji is in the Jimo City Detention Center.
Some relevant telephone numbers:
(Country code: 86, area code: 532)
Sun Hao, Lingshan Town Police Station head: 88516235 (Home)
Lingshan Town Police Station: 84531110
Lingshan Town government head: 84533578
Jimo City's 610 Office: 88552031
Xu Ke'ai, Jimo City's 610 Office head: 88512105
19. [Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] Practitioner Gao Huanlian from Guangzhou City Sentenced to Three Years of Imprisonment on April 3, 2006; Gao Huanlian Refuses to Accept the Court Ruling and Plans to Appeal to a Higher Court; According to Legal Procedures, Gao Huanlian Should Appeal within Ten Days
20. [Chongqing] Police from the Yubei District Ransack Practitioners' Homes
On the night of April 3, 2006, personnel from the Shuanglong Police Station, the Yubei District Police Department ransacked the home of practitioner Dr. Zhang who sells Chinese herbal medicine on the street. They confiscated a Dafa amulet and a copy of Zhuan Falun. It's said police had been monitoring Dr. Zhang for several days before they ransacked the place. They ordered Dr. Zhang to recall what he had said a few days before and to whom.
Telephone number of the Shuanglong Police Station, Yubei District, Chongqing: 86-236-7824572.
21. [Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province] Police from the National Security Bureau Harass Teachers and Students from the Electronics Community College
Recently, a large quantity of "Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party" VCDs appeared in the dormitories of Nanjing City Electronics Community College. A student who wants to get a reward called police to report it. Personnel from the Nanjing City National Security Bureau and from the Jiangning District National Security Team conducted a large-scale search of all the teachers and students at the college and of people who go in and out of the college.