Latest News from China - 03/12/2001
[Jilin City, Jilin Province] Dafa Practitioner Wang Lixin Died From Forcefeeding
Wang Lixin, male, about 30 years old, died after being forcibly fed with 0.5 Jin [approximately 1/2 pound salt with little water] of a high density salt water solution by the guards in Yueshan Road Detention Center in Jilin City, Jilin Province.
[Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Tyranny: the Police of Jiang Zemin's Regime Forced People to Swear at Others
To prevent Dafa Practitioners from going to Beijing to appeal during the time when the People's Congress Conference was being held, many policemen and plain-clothed police paced up and down on the trains heading to Beijing from Harbin City. They examined the passengers and tried to identify Falun Gong practitioners among them. They also forced every passenger to curse Dafa, the coarser the better. For those who refused to do so, the police would either interrogate and examine them or forcibly take them away.
Many passengers, especially those who brought their children with them, were extremely angry at the police's behavior that violated their human rights.
Afterwards, the passengers discussed how children were educated and taught from an early age not to swear at people or use any dirty language. However, today in China, the good cannot be distinguished from the bad. The police, who violated the law while they executed the law, actually forced people and children to swear at people and use dirty language. What's wrong with China today?
In addition, prior to the People's Congress Conference being held in Beijing, some steadfast practitioners in Harbin City were arrested and sent to drug rehabilitation centers to attend the so-called "Education Class." [a class to turn Falun Dafa practitioners away from practicing Falun Dafa, curse the Fa and Teacher Li, and promise not go to Beijing to appeal for Falun Dafa/translator].
[Beijing] Dafa Practitioner Su Wuhua from the China Institute of Science and Technology Information was Forcibly Sent to a "Transformation Class"
On March 8, it was said that Su Wuhua was forcibly taken away from his work place and sent to Daxing County [suburban area of Beijing] to be forcibly "transformed." His present whereabouts are unclear. His daughter is only one year old.
Su Wuhua was an employee of the Information Resource Construction Department at Wanfang Data Library LLC, China Institute of Science and Technology Information, which is subordinated directly to the Ministry of Science and Technology. Two weeks ago, the secretary of the institute's party committee seriously warned Su that he could be sent to a "Transformation Class." He said the class might be sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology or the Police Department. This had terribly frightened Su's family.
On March 8, Su Wuhua was suddenly taken away from his work unit, although he refused to go with them. His family was only notified after his arrest. The relatives questioned why they were not notified in advance. The leader of the work unit replied that it was because the other party (the transformation class) decided not to inform the family in advance, in case Su would escape. The leader also threatened that, although the term of transformation was approximately 10 days, it would be hard to know what would happen if Su could not be transformed. Beijing's Daxing County is the location of the notorious Tuanhe Detention Center that persecutes Dafa practitioners. It seems clear why the Ministry of Science and Technology chose this location to forcibly and illegally "transform" its employees.
We call on all kind-hearted and righteous people and human right organizations to condemn this illegal transgression that violated human rights.
China Institute of Science and Technology Information: 011-86-10-68514030
Wanfang Data Library LLC, office of the Manager: 011-86-10-88018065
The Information Source Construction Department: 011-86-10-88018088 or 011-86-10-68515014
[Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Dafa Practitioner Gao Zhili was Sentenced to 3 Years of Forced Labor Due to Persisting in Her Belief in Falun Dafa
Recently, middle-aged female Dafa practitioner Gao Zhili was arrested. The police found nothing when they searched her home for evidence. Finally, the police sentenced her to 3 years of forced labor, fabricating a charge of "Incorrigibly Obstinate."
[Changchun City, Jilin Province] Dafa Practitoner Man Hongyu's Retina became Detached, After a Brutal Beating
Dafa practitioner Man Hongyu went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Dafa in Tiananmen Square. She was brutally beaten up, both in the Changchun Liaison Office in Beijing and on the train, when she was escorted back. When someone checked on her in the Tiebei Detention Center, it was found that, due to a brutal beating, the retina of her left eye had become detached. On top of that, to add insult to injury, she was sentenced to 2 years of forced labor, but was released on bail to undergo medical treatment.
Dafa practitioner Yang Huqing was illegally taken away. He is now detained in Xinglong Detention Center.
In Heizuizi Detention Center, the practitioners who refused to write "Renouncing Statements" were not allowed to receive visits from their relatives. The police detained and persecuted these Dafa practitioners without limits. The feedback we have received is that the guards were very afraid of being questioned by phone calls about their vicious crimes.
[Shanghai City] Dafa Practitioner Huang Bei from Tongji University was Secretly Sentenced to 3 Years Forced Labor
Dafa practitioner Huang Bei, a student from the Architecture Department of Tongji University was secretly sentenced to 3 years forced labor. Several months later, her family found out that she was actually detained at a detention center at Qingpu District in Shanghai.
[Nanling County, Anhui Province] Anhui Dafa Practitioner Jiang Ming was Detained
Jiang Ming, a teacher from the Dongqi Middle School, Nanling County, went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Dafa, around May 2000. He was caught and escorted back and is still held at a county detention center. His father was punished for protesting the injustice done to his son.
[Jiangyuan County, Jilin Province] People at the Jiangyuan County Detention Center Forced Dafa Practitioners to Do Overtime Work and Tortured Them
Several dozen Dafa practitioners are being held at the Jiangyuan County Detention Center in Baishan City, Jilin Province. They were forced to pick 20,000 ice cream sticks a day. Later on, it was reduced to 15,000 sticks, after Dafa practitioners went on hunger strike to protest. The practitioner who could not complete the task was punished and locked up on the "execution bed" (a bed reserved for those criminals who are sentenced to death and will be executed) or hung up and suspended in the air. They had to get up to work at 5 am every day and work till 7 or 8 pm. Moreover, during the midnight hour, they had to get up and stand for 1 hour. Each of them was forced to hand in 1,000 Yuan for "deposit" when being released; otherwise they had to remain in custody. There was no receipt for the money issued to any of them. For all events and purposes, the police took the money for themselves and the Dafa practitioners will never again see their money.
Telephone number of director Zhao of the Detention Center: 011-86-439-3727951.
[Baishan City, Jilin Province] The Vicious Policeman, Song Changchun
Before the New Year, vicious policeman, Song Changchun, lied to Dafa practitioners that the head of the county would like to meet with them. Under false pretenses, he coaxed these practitioners into the Detention Center for illegal detention.
[Baishan City, Jilin Province] Dafa Practitioners in Baishan City were Illegally Arrested in Succession
On February 2, Dafa Practitioner Yao's home was searched as he was suspected of doing Dafa work. On February 22, police found nothing at his home but illegally took him away. He is being detained now. Dafa practitioner Ding was illegally taken away from his home in February. Another practitioner's home in Luyuan, Changchun City was also searched illegally. As the police found nothing, they unlawfully took the TV and tape recorder away. The apartment was totally ransacked and left in a mess. Dafa practitioner Liu from Datun, Changchun City was taken away from home and sentenced to forced labor.
[Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] "You can't lower your guard"
News from Shijiazhuang City: A Dafa practitioner was forced to leave home in order to escape the vicious persecution. He made a phone call to his family members at a public telephone booth with an IC phone card. Within a few minutes, a police car arrived and he was arrested. Fellow practitioners! Please bear in mind our Teacher's words "You can't lower your guard" and avoid unnecessary loss.
[China] Be Alert to Phony Hong Kong Practitioner
If someone holds some photos and pretends to know Hong Kong practitioners, or pretends to be a practitioner living in Hong Kong, please don't believe in him (or her) easily. Whether there is indeed a Hong Kong practitioner in the picture as he or she claims or is familiar with somebody is not certain.