Latest News from China - 12/29/2001
[Beijing] Practitioner Liu Yongwang Has Been on Hunger Strike for 108 Days to Protest Illegal Labor Camp Detention
Beijing practitioner Liu Yongwang, male, 29 years old, was violently kidnapped by Beijing policemen and later detained in Baoding City Forced Labor Camp Team 1. To protest the illegal persecution, he has been on hunger strike for 108 days without food or water. Several days after he went on hunger strike, the police began to force-feed him. His life is in critical condition. As of now, he is still being detained in Baoding City Forced Labor Camp Team 1.
We hope international human rights organizations and the world community will pay attention to this affair.
Baoding City Balizhuang Forced Labor Camp: (86) (312) 219-1000
Team No. 1 phone: (86) (312) 219-1021 (Director Li Dayong)
Other responsible officials:
North District Police Department, Baoding City
Director Zhao Wencong, office phone: (86) (312) 202 3588, cell phone (86) 139-3021-5888
Political Supervisor Fang Junjie, office phone: (86) (312) 202 3779, cell phone (86) 137-0312-5887
Director of Political Security Section Lu Guanjiang, office phone: (86) (312) 202 6669 Cell phone (86) 139-3126-2367
Director of Religion Division Tang Yongyi office phone (86) (312) 201-0465
[Anshan City, Liaoning Province] Practitioner Fu Liang Has Been on Hunger Strike over 10 Days and Her Life is in Critical Condition
Practitioner Fu Liang was detained in Anshan City No. 2 Detention Center. To protest the illegal detention, she has been on hunger strike over 10 days. In response, the guards have intensified their torture on her. Her life is now in critical condition.
We call on international human rights organizations to give her urgent attention.
[Changchun, Jilin Province] Luyuan Police Sub-Department Abducts Li Yanchun
On December 27, 2001, at around 11:18 a.m., about ten policemen from the political security section of Luyuan Police Sub-station (phone umber: 86-431-7613114) and Qingnian Road Police Station (phone umber: 86-431-7936990) broke into practitioner Li Yanchun's home and attempted to abduct her. Li Yanchun didn't comply with the police and jumped from her window on the sixth floor. She is currently under emergency care in Changchun Central Hospital. Due to the police information blockade, her current condition is unknown to us.
[Mudanjiang City, Heilongjiang Province] Two Lawyers With Just Hearts Stand Up for Practitioners
The authorities recently conducted the trials of five practitioners in Mudanjiang City. Two lawyers with just hearts bravely spoke for the practitioners, rendering the trial inconclusive.
In the court, some people unfurled banners and shouted "Falun Dafa is Good!" The authorities videotaped the affair and began to arrest people according to the tape.
[China] An Awakened Policeman
A practitioner shared with me her own experience. One day in October 2001, the local police department wanted to round up a practitioner and assigned the job to a policeman in a local substation. The policeman refused to take the order. He said, "I won't do it. Falun Gong practitioners are all good people. If we arrest good people like those practitioners, there will be no good people in the world. I won't go." Because of this, he argued with the director. Later, the authorities insisted on arresting this practitioner, so the policeman notified the practitioner and told her to go into hiding temporarily.
At present, as the time of the Fa rectifying the human world is approaching, more and more people are awaking and recognizing Jiang Zemin's evil behavior.
[Hefei City, Anhui Province] Afraid of Retribution, Police Hire Thugs to Commit Crimes
Some policemen in Hefei City were afraid of receiving retribution for persecuting practitioners, so they hired some thugs from the criminal underworld to beat and torture practitioners. The newly hired lackeys are Cheng Song, Liang Wenming, Luo Jian, Huang Tao, Ding Tao, Li Xiaoping and others. Here we want to remind these young men not to be used by Jiang Zemin. The future of your lives is determined by your thoughts about Dafa. If you commit crimes against Dafa and Dafa disciples, your eternal lives will be destroyed.
[Qinzhou, Guangxi Autonomous Region] Practitioner Tao Hongyan Is Illegally Sentenced to Two Years Imprisonment
Practitioner Tao Hongyan from Qinzhou Guangxi Autonomous Region was illegally sentenced to two years imprisonment. On December 28 2001, she was sent to Guangxi Female Forced Labor Camp. Many practitioners were detained in this labor camp; the age of those detained range from a woman over 70 years old to 15-year-old children.
Lele and his father from Nanning City both were detained. Their 80-year-old grandma is now alone at home. He is only 16 years old and has had to live on winter melon soup in the detention center for nearly a year. In addition, everyone must pay 25 Yuan everyday for meals. How can they continue to support his old grandmother?
People with kind hearts, please try your best to help these innocent practitioners.
[Guangdong Province] Practitioner Dai Yanhong Being Detained in Forced Labor Camp Past Original Term
Practitioner Dai Yanhong was sentenced to one year forced labor and should have been released on December 14, 2000. However, the labor camp tried everything to extend her term. Her originally sentence ended on December 14 2000, so she has been detained past her term for more than one year. We demand the relevant authorities to correct this situation immediately and release Dai Yanhong.
[Benxi City, Liaoning Province] Benxi City Police Abduct Many Practitioners
Many practitioners were arrested and detained in Benxi City Weining Forced Labor Camp. The evil force of the labor camp is out of control. They used many brutal inhuman methods to torture practitioners. They brainwash practitioners to destroy their state of mind and tried to force the practitioners to step on Teacher's pictures by applying inhuman tortures.
Two of the guards involved in the torture are Guo Tieying and Yu.
[Changchun City, Jilin Province] A Call to Fellow Practitioners to Send Forth Righteous Thoughts to Eradicate the Evil Behind Chaoyanggou Forced Labor Camp
Many practitioners were transferred from forced labor camps in various parts of Jilin Province to Chaoyanggou Forced Labor Camp in Changchun City. They are being held in a newly constructed prison, where they are suffering many cruel tortures. The cries caused by the torture were so loud that they could be heard from the old prison building.
We hope that all Falun Dafa practitioners in Jilin Province will send forth righteous thoughts together at 8:00 p.m. every night to eradicate the evil in Chaoyanggou Forced Labor Camp, Yinmahe Forced Labor Camp of Jiutai City, and Heizuizi Forced Labor Camp. In addition, we ask everyone to eradicate the evil that controls the local police departments throughout Jilin Province and all other evil that damages Dafa.
[Hulan County, Heilongjiang Province] Two Falun Dafa Practitioners Are Abducted
Two Falun Dafa practitioners in Hulan County of Heilongjiang Province went to the home of a fellow practitioner between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. on December 22. They were illegally arrested after being turned in by a neighbor. The two practitioners had brought several copies of self-adhesive truth-clarifying literature with them.
[Wuchang City, Heilongjiang Province] Facts Regarding the Abduction and Extortion of Falun Dafa Practitioners (continued)
Zhang Linjie, Falun Dafa practitioner from Fu'an brigade of the Shuanggong Commune went to Beijing to validate Dafa at the end of 2000. He was illegally detained in a detention center in Beijing for 16 days. During that time, he went on a hunger strike for 8 days, but they still extorted 300 Yuan (more than half of an average monthly salary in Chinese cities) from him for "food and travel expenses." Ten days after he was sent back home, commune officials tricked him into going to the Xinghuashan Detention Center. They illegally detained him there for four months and seven days. Later, he went on a hunger strike to protest and was finally released in May. Once he was released, the local 610 Office extorted another 500 Yuan from him. The Wuchang Police Department extorted 200 Yuan from him for "issuing a release document." The Xinghuashan Detention Center extorted 400 Yuan for "food expenses."
Zhang Yuhong is a female Falun Dafa practitioner from Dujia Township, Wuchang City. On November 18, 2000, the Wuchang City Liaison Office in Beijing extorted 100 Yuan from her. On November 23, 2000, the No.2 Detention Center of Wuchang City extorted 500 Yuan from her. From January to April 2001, the No.2 Detention Center of Wuchang City and the 610 Office of Wuchang City extorted 3,000 Yuan from her. From January to April 2001, the Dujia Township Police Station extorted 1,000 Yuan from her. During this time, Zuo Fenghe extorted a total of 4,600 Yuan. On the Spring Festival Day of 2001, she was tricked into going to the detention center from her parents' home and illegally detained for about four months. During the period of her illegal detention she was forced to attend a brainwashing class for more than twenty days. After she was released, the police still often went to her home to harass her. They would try to force her to write different kinds of promise statements and notes by threatening and intimidating her.
[Beijing] Wang Tao Illegally Sentenced to Three Years of Forced Labor
Wang Tao is a Falun Dafa practitioner from Beijing. He was a young teacher at No.165 Middle School in Dongcheng District. In April 2001, he was forced to leave home because he refused to accept what was taught at a brainwashing class. In October, he was arrested while distributing Falun Dafa truth-clarifying materials. He was illegally sentenced to three years of forced labor.
His elder brother Wang Hongwei is also a steadfast Falun Dafa practitioner. In December 2000, he went to Tiananmen Square to validate Dafa along with other Dafa practitioners from other parts of the country. He was arrested and illegally sentenced to seven years of imprisonment. Now, he is being illegally detained in Chadian Prison.
His elderly mother has been left at home with no one to take care of her. Her health is poor. Because the policemen have gone to her home to harass her many times, she is very scared.
[Changchun City, Jilin Province] Jilin Institute of Technology Illegally Expels Students That Hold to Their Belief in Dafa
About two months ago, a female Falun Dafa practitioner in her first year at the Jilin Institute of Technology was expelled because she practiced Falun Dafa.
Recently, a Falun Dafa practitioner wrote about 100 truth-clarifying letters by hand and put them into Institute mailboxes located on the eastern campus. After Institute officials found one of the letters, they opened up all the mailboxes and removed the letters. Some students were even requested to return the letters they had already taken.
They placed a bulletin board that slandered Dafa in the hall on the first floor and assigned people to watch it. A Falun Dafa practitioner who was a student of the school was not aware that it was a trap. He was arrested when he erased the board. This Dafa practitioner practiced Falun Dafa steadfastly and did not compromise with the evil, so he was expelled by the school.
After this, the evil people in the school began to investigate all the students and continued to put up bulletin boards that slandered Falun Dafa. As a result, the officials caught another Falun Dafa practitioner. Because this Dafa practitioner cultivated steadfastly, he was also expelled.
The evil people continue to put up bulletins in order to arrest practitioners, and they also forced every student in the school to write statements to "expose and criticize."
December 29, 2001