Latest News from China - 01/18/2001
[Beijing] Police Get More Aggressive As Lunar New Year Approaches
The Beijing police have begun driving practitioners out of the city, and will continue to do so until the Chinese Lunar New Year on January 24. Local residents will have to leave their homes or be arrested, detained, and charged with "disturbing public affairs." The police claim they have enough signed and stamped blank legal documents such as arrest warrants, detention warrants, and search warrants, that they can simply fill in the blanks at any time and arrest whomever they choose. If relatives oppose them, they too will be arrested and charged with the same offence.
[Panjin City, Liaoning Province] Practitioner Qi Jinsheng Dies In Custody
Twenty five year old practitioner Qi Jinsheng was a resident of Xinglongtai, Panjin City. He went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Dafa in late October 2000. On November 23rd, the police notified his brother and sister to come and pick up his ashes. The police claimed that Qi jumped from the 9th floor of a building, but people think the real cause of his death should be determined by further investigation.
Before going to Beijing, Qi Jinsheng validated Dafa in many ways. He printed numerous articles from Minghui Net and edited them into small booklets. He used his ingenuity to deliver these booklets to many officials and local work unit leaders, thus saving many lives. In October, he calmly went to Beijing, where the Public Security Department took his young life.
[Beijing] Two Practitioners (Names Unknown) Tortured to Death in the Miyun Detention Center
On December 29th and 30th, a Court clerk from Hebei Province went to Beijing to receive local practitioners who were arrested while validating Dafa. When he arrived at the Miyun Detention Center where practitioners from Hebei Province were detained, he saw a tragic scene: two dead bodies lay in a small, dark cell. They looked like they were from other provinces, about 30 years old. Their bodies were full of wounds. It was unbearable for him to look anymore, so he asked a guard of the Miyun Detention Center: "What happened? Why beat them to death?"
The guard answered disdainfully: "We asked them where they were from, and they didn't tell. Then we beat them and they died. It is their fault that they did not tell us!" The clerk was stunned by these words.
Later, the court clerk told others that he only looked into one cell. He estimated there must be more dead practitioners in the Miyun Detention Center. We hope more kindhearted people can provide help and save the practitioners detained there.
[Beijing] A Policeman's Wickedness Versus an Old Lady's Compassion at Shijingshan Police Station
On December 7th 2000, several practitioners unfurled a 4.5 meter long banner at Tiananmen Square. One female practitioner in her 40s was arrested and sent to Shijingshan Police Station, where she was tortured by a vicious policeman. First he slapped her with his hands. After he felt tired, he used a leather belt with metal studs to whip her head, face, and body. He kicked her legs with his hard leather shoes. He whipped and kicked her until she was rolling around on the ground with spasms all over her body. Her left leg was swollen 30% beyond its original size and has still not recovered. The policemen yelled at her: "Even if we beat you to death, we can claim you committed suicide."
Another old female practitioner was 84 years old. She kept silent no matter how the policemen tortured her. Four to five policemen beat her, pulled her teeth with a pair of pliers, hit her head with an iron hammer, kicked her legs with leather shoes, and punched her face with their fists. Her head and face were full of bruises. The policemen threatened her, saying: "If we beat you to death, we will cut open your abdomen and dig out your heart, your liver, and your lungs. We will tell the public that you were a criminal who killed your own sons and committed suicide by cutting open your abdomen." The policemen also showed her many horrible photos of other practitioners' tortured dead bodies, and let her pick one method to die. But all this time, the old lady said nothing. In the end, one policeman howled: "She is killing me with my own anger!"
This old lady is from Guangdong province. She is illiterate. When she went out to promote Dafa in her hometown, she searched for suitable walls to post flyers and totally ignored the danger. Once she stuck flyers to the windows and walls of a police station. There were two policemen inside while she was doing this, but they didn't see her. At another location, she was spotted by a policeman while posting her last three flyers. The policeman made phone calls to ask for support but the phone line was busy. Finally, he angrily told her to pull down the three pieces of paper and follow him to the Police Department. She took the flyers from the wall, handed them to the policeman and said: "These are for you to read." As they approached a corner, they turned different directions and she safely got away.
[Beijing] Eye Witness Account of Police Atrocities in the Huairou Detention Center, Beijing
On December 24, 2000, I went to Tiananmen Square to validate Dafa and was arrested and detained in the Huairou Detention Center. Here I witnessed Dafa practitioners being tortured for refusing to give out their names and addresses. On the first day, the police shocked us with electric batons. Half of one practitioner's face was scorched and oozing yellow liquid, which made many of us break into tears. On the second day, police froze us. Stripping off our cotton-padded clothes and allowing us to wear only thin undergarments, the police forced us to stand outside barefooted in the dead of winter. Then they poured water onto our feet. We were frozen like this for several hours. After that, police beat and kicked ussome even stabbed us with steel needles and whipped us with 2-inch wide leather belts. When the police got tired, they would take a break and then continue the beating. All kinds of methods were used to torture practitioners such as the "Airplane Style" (arms bent high backwards and head pushed down) and "Horse Stance" (standing with knees bent and feet apart for a long time) which were used during the Cultural Revolution. We went on a hunger strike to protest the torture, and were force fed by the police.
We hope our sufferings can awaken the consciences of all kind-hearted people around the world and that they will join us in exposing these crimes.
[Dalian City, Liaoning Province] The Dalian City Indoctrination Center Tortured Doctor Sun Lianxia to Death
On January 16, 2001, the Dalian City Indoctrination Center tortured 50 year old Dafa practitioner Sun Lianxia to death simply because she persisted in practicing Falun Dafa.
Sun Lianxia, lived in Apartment No. 8, 17th floor, Building No. 227, Yongping Street, Shahekou District, Dalian City. She was a doctor for Hardware for Construction, in Dalian City. She used to have many illnesses, but recovered after learning Falun Dafa. She always said that Dafa had given her so much that words could not express her gratitude. In daily life, she disciplined herself to conform to "Truthfulness, Benevolence, and Forbearance." Those who knew her say that Doctor Sun was a very good person. However, this good person was tortured to death by the wicked police of Dalian City.
[Shiyan City, Hubei Province] Deputy Director of the Standing Committee of Shiyan City People's Congress Expelled from the XX Party for Going to Beijing to Appeal
On January 17, 2001, the Committee of Discipline and Inspection of Hubei Province and the Supervisory Committee of Hubei Province announced that the former Head of the Propaganda Department of Shiyan City Committee, Deputy Director of the Standing Committee of Shiyan City People's Congress, Luo Jianzhong, was expelled from the XX Party for persisting in practicing Falun Dafa. The reasons disclosed officially were:
1. After Jiang Zemin outlawed Falun Gong and the Central Government issued the notice, "XX Party Members are not allowed to Practice Falun Gong," Luo Jianzhong still persisted in practicing Falun Gong.
2. On the morning of October 6, 2000, and on the evening of October 9, 2000, Luo Jianzhong participated in discussions pertaining to the distribution of Falun Gong flyers in Shiyan City.
3. On the morning of October 18, 2000, Luo Jianzhong and other practitioners went to Tiananmen Square, held up a banner reading "Truthfulness, Benevolence, Forbearance," and shouted "Falun Dafa is Good."
[Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Nine Dafa Practitioners from Wuhan City Sentenced to Imprisonment
On January 17, 2001, the Intermediate People's Court of Wuhan City sentenced 9 Falun Gong practitioners, including Cui Hai and Peng Cong to 1~3 years imprisonment on the fabricated charge of "organizing and using the XX religion to disrupt law enforcement".
[Lasa City, Tibet] Dafa Practitioners from Tibet Sentenced to Forced Labor for Going to Beijing to Appeal
Twenty eight year old Dafa practitioner Zhao Longzhi and his twenty five year old wife, Luo Na, are from Lasa City, Tibet. This couple, along with two other Dafa practitioners from Lasa City went to Beijing to peacefully appeal in June 2000, and were arrested and escorted back to Tibet. Without any legal procedure, they were sentenced to a 2-year term of forced labor. The couple is now detained in a Lasa Labor Camp. We hope all kind-hearted people will pay attention to their situation.
[Changchun City, Jilin Province] Police in Changchun City Arrest Dafa Practitioners on A Large Scale by A Using Trick
In recent days, police in Changchun City began to arrest Dafa practitioners on a large scale by using a trick, especially in the Er'dao District. Now, the Tiexi Detention Center is too full to hold any more people.
[Hefei City, Anhui Province] Anhui Architecture College Continues to Persecute Dafa practitioners
Yang Mei is a second year student at the Anhui Architecture College. On January 11, 2001, Yang Mei was put into custody by the Anhui Architecture College and sent to No.1 Detention Center of Hefei City. The school suspended this practitioner for 1 year for going to appeal in October of 1999. In late December 1999, the school deceived Yang Mei by sending her to the transformation class held in Yicheng, Hefei City, where she was illegally detained for 1 month. After coming back to school for only 1 month, Yang Mei was detained again in December, 2000, probably because after the school's persecution of Dafa practitioners was exposed, the school's officials thought she had disclosed the facts and therefore retaliated against her. Another expelled practitioner, Yu Jun (Construction Materials Major, class of 1996), was arrested several months ago and is now detained in the No. 2 Detention Center of Hefei City. There are also two other students who have gone to appeal and their situation is also very bad. We hope all kind-hearted people can pay attention to these innocent students.
In addition, Xu Feng, a teacher at the Anhui Architecture College, is being detained in the Cangnan County Detention Center, Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province. Dafa practitioner Zhang Xinhong from Anhui Province is being detained in the Lucheng District Detention Center, Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province, for telling people the truth about Dafa.
Contact information of Anhui Architecture College:
Head of the College: Wu Jiagui, Xia Luping. Phone: (01186)551-3525022; ask for the Head's Office;
Secretary of the Discipline Committee: Wang Shimin. Phone: (01186)551-3525022; ask for Wang Shimin;
Deputy Director of the Security Office: Lu Changwei. Phone: (01186)551-3525022 ext. 3041
[Tianjin] Thousands of Female Dafa Practitioners Are Illegally Detained for "Transformation" in Tianjin's South Urban Detention Center
Recently it was learned from an insider that several thousand female Dafa practitioners are being illegally detained for "transformation" in the South Urban Detention Center, Tianjin. Their family members are not allowed to visit them. Through special arrangements, some relatives can visit, but Dafa practitioners are not allowed to tell anything about the center and police guards watch them closely. Male Dafa practitioners are detained in, among others, the Liqizhuang Detention Center. They are also being brutally persecuted.
The Departments sentencing these Dafa practitioners are:
The Fourth Section of the Tianjin Police Station,
The Fifth Section of the Tianjin Police Station,
The Hebei Branch of the Tianjin Police Station,
The Nankai Branch of the Tianjin Police Station,
The Hedong Branch of the Tianjin Police Station,
The Hongqiao Branch of the Tianjin Police Station,
The Hexi Branch of the Tianjin Police Station.
[Jingmen District, Hubei Province] The Police Chief of the Jingmen Police Station Brutally Beat and Abused a Dafa Practitioner on Hunger Strike
On December 14, 2000, Jingmen Dafa practitioners were escorted to a civil military training base to attend an isolated "Transformation Class." Policemen from local police sub-stations deceived many of them into attending the class. A practitioner was escorted to a detention center because of his refusal to attend the class, and he protested this illegal detention by holding a hunger strike. The Chief of the Dongbao Police Sub-station of Jingmen city, Ma Quanguo, then beat and abused him publicly, slammed his head against the wall and made him kneel down. The practitioner refused, at which time two police guards forcibly held him down on the ground while Ma kicked him brutally in the back.
The 36 practitioners forced to attend the class are from Jingmen District, Zhongxiang and Jingshan Counties. Because of the practitioners' resistance, the class was held for ten days before it was discontinued. Not one practitioner was "transformed." Shamed into anger, the police detained all the practitioners in groups based on where they lived.
Fourteen practitioners were detained in Dongbao Detention Center. After protesting for more than 4-day's with a hunger strike, two practitioners were sentenced to forced labor and the others were released on January 14, 2001.
[Judong, Jiangsu Province] More Dafa Practitioners Detained in Judong Detention Center; "Transformed" Practitioners Cancel Pledges and Resume their Practice of Dafa
In January 2001, the number of Dafa practitioners detained in the Judong Detention Center increased suddenly from about 30 at the beginning of the month to 110 by January 14, 2001. Most of those "Transformed" practitioners renounced their "three statements" [pledges not to practice Falun Gong, a written statement of repentance, and a statement of breaking away with Dafa], and instead requested that the good name and reputation of Dafa and Master Li be restored. In order to suffocate the evil, the majority of Dafa practitioners protested their illegal detention with a hunger strike and pledged to guard Dafa with their lives. They stated: "We will not eat until Dafa is rectified." Some practitioners have been on a hunger strike for over 40 days.
The police in the detention center force-fed them through their noses. As a result, many practitioners' noses were cut and swollen. Almost all the police carry electric batons. They not only beat and torture practitioners, but also force them to do labor. However, the practitioners do not yield to force, but instead pledge to guard Dafa at the risk of their lives.
[Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] A Partial List of Dafa Practitioners Detained Illegally
Liu Dongyun, female, 30 years old, has been illegally detained since October 19, 1999 and is now in the Wanjia Labor Camp.
Huang Ming, female, 36 years old, has been illegally detained since October 19, 1999 and is now in the Wanjia Labor Camp.
Sun Yufeng, male, 26 years old, has been illegally detained since October 19, 1999 and is now in the Dongli District Detention Center.
Zhang Hong, female, 26 years old, has been illegally detained since October 19, 1999 and is now in the Wanjia Labor Camp.
Guo Hongyu, female, 34 years old, has been illegally detained since June 2000 and is now in the Wanjia Labor Camp.
Wu Yulan, female, 60 years old, has been illegally detained since June 2000 and is now in the Wanjia Labor Camp.
Zhou Chi, female, 53 years old, has been illegally detained since March 5, 2000 and is now in the Second Detention Center.
Cao Lifu, female, 53 years old, has been illegally detained since December 7, 2000 and is now in the Second Detention Center.
Sun Debiao, female, 69 years old, has been illegally detained since December 7, 2000 and is now in the Second Detention Center.
Zheng Qiuhong, female, 53 years old, has been illegally detained since December 6, 2000 and is now in the Second Detention Center (twice).
Li Xin, male, 28 years old, has been illegally detained since July 2000 and is now in the Dongli District Detention Center.
Tang Guoren, male, 55 years old, has been illegally detained since July 2000 and is now in the Dongli District Detention Center.
Miao Xing, male, 58 years old, has been illegally detained since December 24, 2000 and is now in the Dongli District Detention Center.
Zhang Fengjun, male, 65 years old, has been illegally detained since December 2000 and is now in the Dongli District Detention Center.
Ding Yangyu, male, 62 years old, has been illegally detained since December 9, 2000 and is now in the Dongli District Detention Center.
Tang Rui, male, 23 years old, has been illegally detained since December 9, 2000 and is now in the Dongli District Detention Center.
Wang Xingyu, male, 45 years old, has been illegally detained since December 26, 2000 and is now in the Dongli District Detention Center.
Wang Qiuxia, female, 38 years old, has been illegally detained since December 10, 2000 and is now in the Second Detention Center.
Yang Guilan, female, 46 years old, has been illegally detained since December 10, 2000 and is now in the Second Detention Center.
Yang Mei, female, 20 years old, has been illegally detained since December 9, 2000 and is now in the Second Detention Center.
Xie Caiyun, female, 60 years old, has been illegally detained since December 10, 2000 and is now in the Second Detention Center.
Yang Xiaohong, female, 31 years old, has been illegally detained since December 16, 2000 and is now in the Second Detention Center.
Ren Guozhi, male, 47 years old, has been illegally detained since December 11, 2000 and is now in the Daowai Detention Center.
Zhang Lin, male, 40 years old, has been illegally detained since January 2, 2001.
Li Tiejun, female, 38 years old, has been illegally detained since January 2, 2001 and is now in the Second Detention Center.
Zhang Baoqin, female, 58 years old, has been illegally detained since January 4, 2001 and is now in the Second Detention Center.
Zhang Baozhen, female, 50 years old, has been illegally detained since January 4, 2001 and is now in the Second Detention Center.
[Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] A partial list of Dafa practitioners in Daqing Labor Camp and Daqing Detention Center
In Daqing Labor Camp:
Wang Yongqiang, Zhang Zhong, Chen Hongwei, Zhong Huiyi, Wang Kemin, Zhang Jingqi, Liang Jingli, Jai Zhibin, Qiao Yongsheng, Bai Xuchang, Hou Baomin, Zuo Guoqing, Cui Hongyi, Zhang Shenghui, Hu Renquan, Du Guocong, Sun Yanfeng, Liu Hanxue, Zhu Hongbin, Lu Guanru, Huang Taihong, Zhang Xueyi, Shang Guangshen, Zhang Chengan, Li Shaofan, Li Yanrui, Zhan Yin'ge, Xiu Shijun, Meng Dongsheng, Hui Qinghe.
In Daqing Detention Center:
Name Phone number
Chen Lixin (01186)(459) 6224664
Gong Xiangyu (01186)(459) 5597481
Zhou Yali (01186)(459) 4490749
Han Naixiu (01186)(459) 4699796
Sun Zhihua (01186)(459) 6224186
Chen Xiuying (01186)(459) 4961756
Liu Li (01186)(459) 5181592
Kong Fanrong (01186)(459) 4698261
Zhou Fenglan (01186)(459) 5832631
Wang Dehong (01186)(459) 5397106
Wang Guilan (01186)(459) 6265757
Wang Xiufang (01186)(459) 4497422
Zhang Yan (01186)(459) 5993770
Feng Chunxia (01186)(459) 5199056
Cao Jingyun (01186)(459) 4988365
Wu Xuemei (01186)(459) 5599552
Wang Xiujun (01186)(459) 5984089
Liu Shufen (01186)(459) 5689536
Cao Lizhen (01186)(459) 6350397
Yuan Guiying (01186)(459) 5599229
Ni Wenkui (01186)(459) 5837252
Han Lihua (01186)(459) 5832296
Zhan Shunrong (01186)(459) 5963105
Guan Chaofeng (01186)(459) 5101965
Ren Changhui (01186)(459) 5101572
Chen Deli (01186)(459) 6373296
Liu Bo (01186)(459) 5390977
Zhang Bifang (01186)(459) 5599869
Ge Aiguo (01186)(459) 5976320
Kan Xiumei (01186)(459) 6345456
Wei Jun (01186)(459) 4989803
An Saidan (01186)(459) 5773756
Li Shuqin (01186)(459) 5971502
Li Chunying (01186)(459) 6251267
Jiao Zhifu (01186)(459) 5603326
Ren Guilan (01186)(459) 6261987
Shi Jing, Zang Yuzhen, Cong Hui, Guo Yuxia, Hou Shulan, Yuan Lixue, Tian Yingchun.
At about 4 pm on January 4, 2001, Gao Fengjie, a policeman from the Chuangxin Police Sub-station informed practitioner Kan Xiumei to go to the Police Sub-station to "verify something." Around two hours later, Gao came back and said that Kan had been sentenced to 1 year of forced labor. Kan's family members wanted to see a written judgment, but Gao refused and could not produce Kan's signature. Currently, Kan Xiumei has been escorted to the Harbin Drug (rehabilitation) Center.
[Suining City, Sichuan Province] The Telephone List of Departments Organizing the Persecution of Dafa Practitioners
Suining City Government: (86)(825) 2224413
The Office of City Government: (86)(825) 2229774
City Committee (86)(825) 2223135
Suining City Police Station (86)(825) 2223123