Latest News from China - 11/13/2001
- Many Dafa Banners Appear in a Northern City Demanding to Punish Jiang Zemin and the Head of the "610 Office," Luo Gan, for their Persecution of Falun Gong
- No. 1 Middle School of Yongjing County Persecutes Under Age Student
- The Persecution of a 76-Year-Old Dafa Practitioner by the Evil Forces
- Dafa Practitioner Illegally Detained
- If Every Fellow Practitioner and Family Member Use Righteous Thoughts to Face the Persecution, then "evil will of itself no longer exist"
- A New Round of Horrific Brainwashing Classes Held in Chengdu City
- A Dafa Practitioner from Hefei Is Abducted
- During the International Human Rights Commissioner's Visit to China, Vile Gansu Police Kidnapped Falun Dafa Practitioners
- A Kind-Hearted Policeman
- Dafa Practitioner of Chengdu Missing
- The Brutal Crimes of the Hengshan Police
- A Record of Criminal Activity in the Wanjia Forced Labor Camp
- Some Evidence of Harbin Practitioners Being Persecuted
[China] Many Dafa Banners Appear in a Northern City Demanding to Punish Jiang Zemin and the Head of the "610 Office," Luo Gan, for their Persecution of Falun Gong
On October 25, 2001, in a northern Chinese city, more than 50 Dafa banners and 1,000 small banners and stickers with "Falun Dafa is good," "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance," "Restore Justice to Teacher," "Punish Jiang Zemin and Luo Gan, the Head of '610 Office' for their Illegal Actions," written on them appeared. These banners became a discussion topic throughout the city. This strongly frightened the evil and awakened people. People observed happily, "Falun Gong is really marvelous."
[Yongjing County, Hebei Province] No. 1 Middle School of Yongjing County Persecutes Under Age Student
In late October, two middle school students from Yongjing County of Hebei Province went to Beijing to appeal to the government to stop persecuting Falun Gong. After they were arrested and brought back to Yongjing County, the County Public Security Bureau did not dare to detain them longer than 24 hours because they were both under age. They were instead sent back to school. The school authorities, however, not only refused to release the students, but also wouldn't allow their family members to see them. The school authorities forced every class in school to write a paper to "expose and criticize" Falun Gong and then reported the writing to the authorities.
The county educational bureau required all of the students at the middle school level and below to write "promises" not to practice Falun Gong, and to report each other to the authorities. Students who do report others to the authorities are to be commended. They also threatened the students, saying, "Any one who practices Falun Gong will be arrested by the police." In order to prevent practitioners from going to Beijing to appeal, the county "610 Office" (an agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong, with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems) arrested practitioners everywhere and sent them to brainwashing classes.
[China] The Persecution of a 76-Year-Old Dafa Practitioner by the Evil Forces
Zhang Hongchang is 76-years-old. Because he is resolute in cultivating Falun Dafa, his retirement pension was stopped in April 2000. After he went to Beijing to appeal on July 19, 2000, the police sent him to prison. He was released after 25 days. In November 2000, Zhang asked the town government and Culture and Education Department for a document verifying that they stopped his retirement pension, but they refused provide one. In December (lunar calendar), Zhang had a headache and was cold all over his body. He had difficulty moving. On December 19 (lunar calendar), the leader of the Culture and Education Department returned 500 Yuan RMB (one month of average salary in China) of his retirement pension to him along with 25 kilograms of rice. However, at noon the next day, December 20 (lunar calendar), the town head and six policemen entered his house, pulled Zhang out of the bed, used a quilt to wrap his body, forcibly sent him to prison, and illegally detained him for 70 days. He was released only because the labor camp was afraid that they would be responsible for causing his death.
[Baishan City, Jilin Province] Dafa Practitioner Illegally Detained
Dafa practitioner Wang Xia (female) was taken away from her home on November 10, by the Baishan City Public Security Bureau. She is being illegally detained at the Baishan City Detention Center. Her in-laws are the only ones who can look after her 3-year-old child.
This incident happened because Wang Xia passed on a letter written by her husband, Fang Ming, who has been illegally detained in the Baishan City Labor Camp for half a year. She gave the letter to a person who had once given up practicing Falun Gong against his will. The police authorities were so disturbed because this letter caused this person to publicly declare that he will start to practice Falun Gong again.
[China] If Every Fellow Practitioner and Family Member Use Righteous Thoughts to Face the Persecution, then "evil will of itself no longer exist"
The "610 Office" (an agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong, with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems) in a city held an intensive brainwashing class and illegally arrested many practitioners. The practitioners sent forth righteous thoughts to eradicate the evil. Then all of them went on hunger strike demanding unconditional release. They refused to cooperate with the evil in any way. At the same time, the family members of the practitioners went to the government departments demanding the release of the practitioners. On the ninth day of the hunger strike, all of the practitioners were released.
After they were released, one of the practitioners, on June 29, was again illegally taken away from home. He refused to cooperate with the evil and was beaten up by the police. He was then sent to the hospital for emergency treatment and then back to the brainwashing class. He has been resolute in cultivating Dafa with an unshakable heart and has been sending forth righteous thoughts to eradicate the evil all along. After the people from the "610 Office" illegally took him away, they also tried to extort money from his family members, calling it "living expenses" and "guarding expenses." His family members told the "610 Office," "You illegally arrest people and still ask us for money. You are absolutely lawless! There is no money for you!" The family members sent a cotton-padded jacket to the practitioner to protect him from the cold and told him, "They (the police) have brought you here. They should send you back in the same way." The head of the police could not extort money from the family. He was also unable to force the practitioner to give up practicing Falun Gong. Therefore, he had no choice but to use a car to send this practitioner back home.
From this story, it is clear that if every fellow practitioner and every family member can use righteous thoughts to face the persecution, then "evil will of itself no longer exist." Just by having your heart unaffected, you will be able to handle all situations.
(Teacher's article "Eliminate Your Last Attachment(s)")
[Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] A New Round of Horrific Brainwashing Classes Held in Chengdu City
On September 28, more than ten Dafa practitioners including Jiang Zhenmei (female, 74-years-old), Zheng Miaojun (female, 70-years-old, who has overseas Chinese relatives), Li Farong (female, 51-years-old), Fei Sujuan (female, 63-years-old), Luo Hui X, and Zhao Yu were forcibly taken away from their homes by people from the Jiangxi Street Police Substation of the Wuhou District Police Station in Chengdu City, Sichuan Province and by people from the "610 Office" (an agency created specifically for the purpose of persecuting Falun Dafa). Each of them was forced to pay 5,700 Yuan (more than half a year's salary for an average Chinese worker) every month for the so-called base construction fee, meal expenses, and guard fee. They were not allowed to study the Fa or practice the Falun Dafa exercises in these brainwashing classes. Several fellow practitioners were brutally beaten for practicing the exercises. They were also stripped of their clothes (with only their underwear left on), and were inhumanely forced to stand outside in the cold.
[Hefei City, Anhui Province] A Dafa Practitioner from Hefei Is Abducted
Liu Zhengcun, a Dafa practitioner from Xishi District, Hefei City was arrested by police when he went to visit another practitioner who was in the hospital due to torture. He was illegally sentenced to three years of forced labor re-education.
[Gansu Province] During the International Human Rights Commissioner's Visit to China, Vile Gansu Police Kidnapped Falun Dafa Practitioners
During the International Human Rights Commissioner's visit to China, the vile Gansu police didn't restrain themselves. On the contrary, they became extremely vicious. On November 12, they kidnapped Dafa practitioners Yu Jinfang and her husband.
[Beijing] A Kind-Hearted Policeman
A fellow practitioner told me this story: During New Year's Day 2000, a fellow practitioner went to Tiananmen Square in Beijing to validate Dafa, and was arrested. That practitioner led other fellow practitioners in reciting Hongyin (a collection of Master Li Hongzhi's poems) and shouting, "Falun Dafa is good!" A policeman nearby asked her, "Aren't you asking for a beating?" Then she spread Dafa and clarified the truth to this policeman. The policeman was moved by her righteousness and benevolence. He told her his pager number, and said that she could give him a call whenever she needed help. After being illegally sent to a detention center, the practitioner realized that she should not stay there and that she should leave the jail. She put on her shoes and winter coat, and tried to escape by using the excuse of going to the restroom. Unfortunately, the warden saw her. The second time, she successfully ran out without wearing shoes or her winter coat. She ran barefoot to the train station. It was very cold. She had no money with her. When the policeman on duty saw her, he asked her to warm herself in his office. At that moment, she remembered that policeman's pager number. She told the policeman on duty, "I have a friend working in the police station. Could I give him a call?" That policeman came right away. He was very surprised upon seeing the practitioner. Out of his good nature, the policeman bought shoes and a coat for the practitioner. He also bought a ticket for her to return home.
[Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] Dafa Practitioner of Chengdu Missing
In the first ten days of this month, it was reported that a fellow practitioner with the last name Fang from the Chenghua District of Chengdu City was missing. At present, it has been confirmed that the police arrested him. The Xinhong Road Police Station threatened this fellow practitioner and forced him to tell them his name and address.
We went to visit his family members. His wife lost 8 jin (about 9 pounds) in one week. His daughter has also become thinner. According to his wife and daughter, they didn't see him, but watched a video of him. The daughter said that her father was beaten, his eyes were closed, and there were clearly wounds on his face. Their family had a very good reputation among their neighbors, as well as in the street office and in the local police station. This fellow practitioner Fang worked hard in his work unit. He always did whatever other people didn't want to do. Why was such a good person arrested and beaten? Simply because he posted Dafa truth-clarifying materials for saving the people of the world? The mother and daughter are very worried about their future and safety. Everyday they have no appetite for food or drink, it's so miserable.
[Hengshan City, Hunan Province] The Brutal Crimes of the Hengshan Police
In October 1999, a Dafa practitioner from Hengshan, Hunan Province went to Beijing to safeguard Dafa. Several policemen from the Political Security Section of the Hengshan Police Station illegally escorted him back from Beijing by plane. The police forced this countryside Dafa practitioner, who lived in poverty, to pay for their transportation fee, and the expenses for their eating, drinking, and entertainment. They also beat this Dafa practitioner with a two-inch diameter club. The practitioner was drenched with blood due to the beatings.
[Harbin, Heilongjiang Province] A Record of Criminal Activity in the Wanjia Forced Labor Camp
Practitioners in Second North Team who practiced Falun Dafa exercises were all brutally beaten up by male police guards and then hanged in the air. They were hanged for several days till one practitioner Tao Hongmei (female) lost consciousness.
Seeing other practitioners being hanged, practitioner Liu Suping (female) went to untie the ropes. A vicious male guard saw her and dragged her by the hair into a small isolated cell. He hung her in the air and shocked her using an electric baton. She was cruelly beaten up.
To force-feed the practitioners, brigade director Wu Jinying instructed the criminal inmates to beat practitioner Zhao Yaqing (a female, over 60 years old, who later died due to torture). When they beat her, they broke her ribs. As the result, she could not move for over one month.
Practitioner Yang Ruiqing (female) was also beaten by male guards because she resisted force-feeding and her face was deformed.
Practitioner Qu Yan (female, over 60 years old) was kicked by the vicious brigade director Wu Jinying because she didn't shout her number when she went out. Her feet were so swollen that she could not walk.
Because she refused to sign the so-called "Guarantee Letter," the male police guards beat up practitioner Lei Chuanqing (female) until she was incontinent. They beat her so badly there was hardly any unbruised skin left anywhere on her body. She was so severely injured that she couldn't move for over a month.
Because Jiang Lihua (female) said, "Falun Dafa is good," she was sent to a tiny and dark cell with no air circulation where she was kept in solitary confinement while being hanged for several days. Her term was also illegally extended for one year.
Tortures such as these happen frequently in Wanjia Forced Labor Camp.
[Harbin, Heilongjiang Province] Some Evidence of Harbin Practitioners Being Persecuted
Qu Fengqing, female, was 57-years-old. Her address: No. 32 Jiancao Street, Dongli District, Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province. On January 14 2000, policeman Yang Shouyi of Political Security section of Dongli District Police Department extorted 120 Yuan from her as a "Physical Examination Fee." On January 20, police guard Zhao Meiyan of Wanjia Forced Labor Camp extorted 100 Yuan from her as a "Brainwashing Class Fee." On March 14, 2000, police guard Shi Yingbai of Wanjia Forced Labor Camp extorted a 100 Yuan Life Insurance charge from her.
Qu Fengqing's experiences of persecution: She was detained in the No.2 detention center of Harbin City for 81 days. Each person had a space about half a foot wide in which to sleep. In summer, it was hot and very crowded. They were not allowed to use the toilet during the night. In the daytime, they were forced to work for the detention center, making toothpicks, for instance. When inspectors from upper levels came, the guards would hide the working detainees and not allow anyone to speak the truth. Criminals of the same cell stole clothes from her. She was put in shackles and slapped in the face because she did the exercises. After she was transferred to Wanjia Forced Labor Camp, she was forced to do heavy labor, e.g. loading and unloading the truck. For the night shift, she had to work until past midnight. For the day shift, she had to work until ten in the evening. She was also forced to make slippers. This job required using poisonous adhesives to glue the bottom of the slippers without any health protection.
Huang Ming, female, is 39-years-old. Her address is: #848 Qiluniidao Street, Dongli District, Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province. On January 14 2001, Policeman Yang Shouyi extorted 120 Yuan from her as a "physical examination fee." On January 20 2001, Zhao Meiyan of Wanjia Forced Labor Camp extorted 100 Yuan from her for a "brainwashing class fee." On March 14 2001, Shi Baiying of Wanjia Forced Labor Camp extorted 100 Yuan from her as a "life insurance fee."
Huang Ming's experiences of persecution: She was illegally detained in the No. 2 detention center of Harbin City for 3 months. The authorities had no legal reason to detain her, but in fact kept her beyond her term. In the detention center, one detainee has a space only half a foot wide to sleep. It was so crowded that it was difficult to breathe. Besides, they were not allowed to use the toilet during the night. During the day, they were forced to work, and sometimes worked very long hours. When upper level cadres came to inspect, the guards would hide the work they did. After she was transferred to Wanjia Forced Labor Camp, she had to sleep on a wet wooden bed and this caused her to have large areas of scabies. She also had to use poisonous glues during the work but without any health protection. Because of the scabies, she was sent to the hospital. The labor camp used this as an excuse to extort a lot of money from her family. In the camp, the guards instructed the criminal inmates to beat her up when she studied the Fa or did the exercises.