Latest News from China - 01/27/2002
- [Northeast China] Practitioner Clarifies the Truth with Righteous Thoughts, Which Awakens a Police Officer's Conscience
- People Around Us Know the Truth of Dafa
- [Pingshan County, Hebei Province] Government Officials Reward Criminals
- [Shuangliao City, Liaoning Province] Police Kidnap Practitioners
- [Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] A Female Practitioner Sustained Severe Injuries after Arrest
- [Qianguo County, Jilin Province] Neighbors and Fellow Villagers Rebuke Unlawful Police
- [Bozhou City, Anhui Province] Many Practitioners Arrested and Sent to Brainwashing Classes
- [Hegang City, Heilongjiang Province] Homes of Practitioners Ransacked by Police at Hegang City in Heilongjiang Province
- [Cangzhou City, Hebei Province] Wicked Officials at Cangzhou Chemical Plant Join with the "610 Office" in Persecuting Practitioners
- [Qianguo County, Jilin Province] Practitioner Mr. Li Dongxu is Kidnapped by the Jilatu Police Station
- [Jilin City, Jilin Province] Huanxiling Forced Labor Camp Brutally Tortures Practitioners
- [Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province] Continued Reports about Practitioners Persecuted in Jiamusi City
- [Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] Practitioners Broadly Spread the Truth of Falun Gong
- [Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province] "Sanjiang Evening News" Slanders Falun Dafa
1. [Northeast China] Practitioner Clarifies the Truth with Righteous Thoughts, Which Awakens a Police Officer's Conscience
On December 18, 2001 in a Northeastern city of China, two plain clothed police found two female practitioners distributing truth-clarifying materials. They grabbed one practitioner's arm saying they would send her to the police station. The practitioner kept righteous thoughts and was not afraid. She clarified the truth of Dafa in a way that the police could understand easily, and exposed the media's fabricated reports defaming Dafa. She said to them, "We practitioners distribute Dafa flyers on cold nights, in the freezing wind, and in snowstorms. We risk our lives to tell people, including you, that Dafa is good, that persecuting Dafa and its practitioners will bring retribution, and not to be fooled by the propaganda. Think about it, we could have stayed at home and enjoyed cozy lives like other people do." One policeman said, "You are right. We all have families. Let's not argue any more. If more people come and find us, it would be hard for us to handle." He then said to the other policeman, "Give their bags back, and let them go." The practitioner said, "I am so glad for you for your understanding. Protecting Dafa and practitioners is the same as protecting yourselves. You are blessed."
2. People Around Us Know the Truth of Dafa
I have a friend who cleans offices for a living. She is active and hard working. Whenever I get truth-clarifying material, I give it to her to read. After reading it, she likes to share her thoughts. Once she said that she had a relative studying in Japan who returned to China to visit his family. He loudly talked about Falun Gong in public and about the death of an elderly practitioner who was tortured to death under Jiang's cruel regime. In Japan, people know and talk about the case. His relative told him to lower his voice and not talk about Falun Gong while he was in China. He said, "[I am] afraid of nothing. People should have a right to express their thoughts freely. It is so brutal to kill an elderly person."
I said, "People became respectful and good with high morality by practicing Dafa, but they have been mistreated [under Jiang's regime]. Such persecution should be condemned by righteous forces." She said, "I believe you that Dafa practitioners are good people. My neighbor was not a good person before, but after practicing Falun Dafa, he became well-known as a good person. My neighbors all respected Dafa and said that Falun Dafa is indeed good. But since July 20, 1999, when the persecution started, this neighbor became afraid and did not practice any more. He returned to his previous way of life. We feel sorry for him. When I get a Dafa flyer, I post it on his door hoping he will start practicing Falun Dafa again and become a respectful person."
After CCTV broadcast the case of Fu Yibin, who killed members of his family, she talked with her neighbors, "This is a false report for sure. Dafa practitioners are the type of people that do not fight back when being hit and do not curse when being bullied. How could it be possible for them to kill people?" Others asked her, "Do you practice Falun Dafa?" She said, "No. I am only telling the reasons for my opinions." She told me later, "My coworkers often get Dafa truth-clarifying flyers, and we are all interested in reading them."
I feel so happy for these people who now know the truth about Dafa.
3. [Pingshan County, Hebei Province] Government Officials Reward Criminals
Pingshan County of Hebei province is located in the Taihang Mountain area, and is one of the most impoverished counties in the nation. People's living conditions are very bad. The practitioners in Pingshan County have been illegally detained, sent to forced labor camps, fined, and persecuted in other ways during these two years. The persecution tore apart practitioners' families and made their lives much more difficult.
Disregarding the extremely poor economic situation, some government officials from Pingshan County recently announced that any practitioner found preparing Dafa truth-clarifying materials would be fined 5,000 Yuan (in rural areas, the annual income is less than 2,000 Yuan). This is a huge amount of money for local people because they sometimes don't even have enough food for everyday life. The officials said that they would reward the person who reports or arrests a practitioner.
Shi Junhai, The Secretary of Politic and Judicial of Pingshan County:
Office phone: 86-311-2903126
Home phone: 86-311-2911190
Cellular phone: 86-13931164289
4. [Shuangliao City, Liaoning Province] Police Kidnap Practitioners
Around 9 pm on December 25, 2001, practitioner Wang Zengwu's home was illegally searched by Shuangliao City Public Security Bureau, Liaoxi Police Station, and the Pubic Security Section of Shuangliao Power Plant. They took away his two Dafa books and wanted Wang Zengwu to go with them, but he refused. At 11 pm, Jin Guiying, the director of the Politics and Security Section of Shuangliao Public Security Bureau deceived Zengwu into going to the Public Security Bureau. Jin Guiying said, "If you go there early, you will be back early." But Wang Zengwu never returned home after leaving with them. Around 8 pm, several police chiefs along with several police officers, illegally searched Jiang Lixin's home, arresting Jiang Lixin. Wang Zengwu is being held in Shuangliao City Detention Center and Jiang Lixin is locked up in Shuangliao Custodial Center. Both of them are currently holding hunger strikes to protest the evil persecution.
5. [Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] A female Practitioner Sustained Severe Injuries after Arrest
Huang Yuzhen, a 53-year-old female practitioner from Daqing City, lives at the Daqing Oil Extraction Factory. At around 10am on December 29, 2001, six to seven police from the factory's police station went to Huang Yuzhen's home to arrest her. At that time, there was no one home. When Huang Yuzhen arrived home, without a word of warning, they rushed forward and seized her hand and snatched her keys. They opened the front door and started to search the house. The police looked through everything in the house and confiscated a banner with the words "Falun Dafa is righteous" written on it. They also took two copies of Zhuan Falun, a few books of Teacher's recent articles, one set of lecture tapes and exercise tapes. A female police officer from Datong District took Huang Yuzhen's tape recorder (worth 165 Yuan [Chinese currency, the average wage of an urban worker in China is 500 Yuan]) because she thought it looked very pretty. After the search, they took practitioner Huang to the second floor of the factory where she was watched. Around noon, while the police were on their lunch break, practitioner Huang jumped out of the second floor window because she wanted to avoid being persecuted. When she landed, she could not move and was rushed to the emergency room at the hospital. Doctors from the surgical department diagnosed fragmented bone splinters in her left arm and a cracked pelvis. After an operation on her left arm, she was placed in bed number 53 which is in room 19 of hospital district 10. She left the hospital after 18 days and spent 13,140 Yuan in medical expenses. Currently, she is bedridden.
6. [Qianguo County, Jilin Province] Neighbors and Fellow Villagers Rebuke Unlawful Police
At noon on January 21, 2002, eight people, including officers from the Jilatu Village Police Station (Qianguo County, Jilin Province) and Party Secretary Qiao suddenly charged into my house. I asked them, "Why are you here again?" The chief of the police station, Liu Chunmin, said to me, "Are you still practicing?" I said, "How can I not practice? You have no right to come in for a search." At this moment, the other police officers found some of Teacher's articles. I tried to snatch them back but they grabbed me and said that they wanted me to go with them for a talk. I replied, "There's nothing to talk about. If you want to talk, you can talk here." Officer Xu said, "We are enforcing the law." I said, "The constitution clearly states that citizens have the freedom of belief and the constitution is the basic law of our country. What you are doing now is against the law." Not waiting for me to finish, they started to take me by force but I resolutely refused to co-operate. My family said, "What right do you have to arrest him? If you have something to say, say it right here. We are all kind and law abiding citizens. What law did we break while in our own house? What's wrong with being a good person?" My relatives pulled me back and my son and my wife each grabbed a police officer. Even my visiting relatives helped and my son's fiancée stood up for me. When my neighbors heard the commotion, they also rushed over and a crowd began to grow. All my fellow villagers rebuked the officers and said, "Why are you not arresting bad people? What law did he (pointing to me) break while at home?" Surrounded by righteousness, the evil backed off. With everyone's help, I was able to avoid arrest. Without truth clarification, it would have been impossible to awaken the consciences of my fellow villagers and neighbors.
7. [Bozhou City, Anhui Province] Many Practitioners Arrested and Sent to Brainwashing Classes
Recently, authorities at Bozhou City in Anhui Province were especially ruthless. According to incomplete information, practitioners who were recently put into labor camps include Liang Minglan (female) for two years, Fu Mingyi for two years, Wang Li (female) for three years, Li Min (may also be known as Li Li, female) for two years and Li Shijun for two years.
After January 8, 2002, the 610 Office in Bozhou City of Anhui Province began to arrest Falun Dafa practitioners on a large scale. This arrest is mainly aimed at those practitioners who have not been taken to brainwashing classes yet. Police officers use all kinds of illegal ways such as breaking and entering in the middle of the night to arrest practitioners. Even a practitioner's wife (also a practitioner) who is 60 years old was not spared. She was arrested on January 7 and forcefully carried to the police car. She was put into brainwashing classes. Since most practitioners who live in the city have already been forced to leave their homes to avoid police harassment, this time the arrested practitioners were mainly from rural areas. The brainwashing classes north of the Wo River and agricultural schools filled up once more.
8. [Hegang City, Heilongjiang Province] Homes of Practitioners Ransacked by Police at Hegang City in Heilongjiang Province
Two policemen from the Xinnan station of Hegang City in Heilongjiang Province forced their way into the home of Dafa practitioner, Mr. Tan Yanjun, while Tan's child was leaving for school. Those unruly policemen ransacked his home and took Mr. Tan away. Mr. Tan's whereabouts are presently unknown. Another practitioner, Mr. Yan, was also detained and his home ransacked due to telephone contact with Mr. Tan. On the night of 01/09/2002, at 8:00PM the Hegang City Public Security Bureau sent out many officers to the homes of practitioners in order to check on their whereabouts. They were concerned about practitioners' going to appeal in Beijing against the recent rash of ransacking of practitioners homes. Let's send forth righteous thoughts to eliminate all evils that damage Dafa and its practitioners.
9. [Cangzhou City, Hebei Province] Wicked Officials at Cangzhou Chemical Plant Join with the "610 Office" in Persecuting Practitioners
Secretary General Mr. Yang, Party Office Chief, and Security Head of the Chemical Plant have joined with the "610 Office" to persecute Dafa practitioners. In late September 2001, a worker from the plant, Mr. Qi Xiangli was taken away from his home by the Chemical Plant's Security and officers from the South Streets Police station due to his unwillingness to write a "Guarantee" to abandon Falun Gong. The following day Mr. Qi was detained at the Xinhua Police Station. He was finally released on bail for the amount of 2,000 Yuan along with a warrant from his work unit management and from his family members.
In early November, the Plant Security officers gave notice to Mr. Qi and another practitioner, Ms. Mou Juan, to attend a brainwashing class. The persecutors also tried to extort 4,000 Yuan from them. These two practitioners firmly refused the request. The security officers were unable to find Mr. Qi or Ms. Mou, so they went to harass their family members with threats and warnings. Mr. Qi's parents challenged the security officers' illegal actions. The officers' behavior brought condemnation from the neighborhood spectators, resulting in the officers having to leave due to shame.
On 12/10/2001, the Party Office Chief in the chemical plant and some people from the illegal "610 Office" went to the work unit intending to force Mr. Qi to attend the brainwashing class. Mr. Qi escaped by jumping over a fence. He is now unable to return to his home and is homeless in order to avoid being arrested. Several days later, some of the chemical plant leaders and people from the "610 Office" went to his home and badgered his family members from 9 am to 2 pm. Later they said that the brainwashing class might be waived at the cost of paying 4,000 Yuan. Mr. Yang mentioned that Mr. Qi must write a "Guarantee" and express "deep regrets" for practicing Falun Gong. There would be a deduction of 400 Yuan from the monthly salary to pay the "610 Office," and if Mr. Qi did not go back to work within 15 days, he would be fired.
10. [Qianguo County, Jilin Province] Practitioner Mr. Li Dongxu is Kidnapped by the Jilatu Police Station
At 11 pm on the night of 12/28/2001, four to five policemen of the Jilatu Town Police Station in Qianguo County, Jilin Province, broke into the home of practitioner Mr. Li Dongxu. They illegally searched his house and found a few music tapes of Falun Gong exercises. Then the policemen kidnapped Mr. Li away from his home.
11. [Jilin City, Jilin Province] Huanxiling Forced Labor Camp Brutally Tortures Practitioners
In April 2001, the police kidnapped a few practitioners and sent them to a forced labor camp at Huanxiling. In late April, the evil persecution reached its peak level with respect to the inhuman torturing of practitioners. One practitioner was called to the Instructors Room in the Camp where he was handcuffed to the bed with his legs tied to the bed. Lead Instructor Mr. Sun Qingwei and Mr. Xu Xuequan together with Instructors Cui, Wang, and Pan applied five electric batons to shock the defenseless practitioner. When the batons ran out of electricity, they switched to a batch of recharged ones. During the torture, they kept asking, "Do you want to break from Falun Gong?" Amidst, the wicked laughs of the Camp Instructors and the air full of the smell of burning flesh, Instructor, Mr. Xu would sing brief sentences from the songs of the Beijing opera. The electric batons were used on sensitive parts of a practitioner's body such as the palms, armpits and soles of the feet. The practitioner's face was beaten severely, causing it to swell. The torture to this innocent practitioner lasted for three hours, and the cruelty shown was as if their human nature was non-existent.
Later in the year, this particular practitioner was released to a re-assigned job about 10 miles away from his home. The Education Bureau deducted 2,000 Yuan from his salary for his bond. There was also a fine of 500 Yuan. He had to pay off the work unit's expenses for getting him back from Beijing to the Camp. This amount of 6,000 Yuan and has caused this practitioner a huge financial burden in his daily life.
12. [Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province] Continued Reports about Practitioners Persecuted in Jiamusi City
Mr. Lin Qing, aged 32, was working at the Farm Survey Institute in the Qianjin District of Jiamusi City. In August 1999, he went to Beijing appealing for Falun Gong. In October of the same year, Mr. Lin was arrested at the practitioners' Beijing press conference and he was illegally detained for three months at a detention center in Beijing. Upon his release, back in Jiamusi, he was harassed so often by police officers from Fendou Police Station that in May 2001 he had to leave his home. Presently Mr. Lin's whereabouts are unknown.
13. [Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] Practitioners Broadly Spread the Truth of Falun Gong
In early January 2002, practitioners in Guangzhou clarified the truth of Falun Gong to the people via various ways and means. They pasted up Dafa posters and distributed many truth materials or CD's. A student at a famous college reported that on 12/31/2001 many Dafa truth-clarifying posters appeared in the student dormitories. Students were surprised to see the posters everywhere in the dorm. However, some practitioners were found by the evil and on 1/13/2002 practitioner, Mr. Zhang Jian was arrested by security while pasting up a poster.
14. [Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province] "Sanjiang Evening News" Slanders Falun Dafa
Sanjiang Evening News in Jiamusi City again published an article slandering Falun Dafa on 1/23/2002. We suggest that all Jiamusi practitioners send forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil forces behind the Newspaper.
Below is the contact information for the Newspaper.
Electronic Advertisement Editor: Ji Bin
Advertisement Department Telephone: 86-454-824-5101 or 86-454-822-0009
Editor-in-Chief's Office: 86-454-823-1872
Editor on Duty: 86-454-867-9974 or 86-454-822-0011
Newspaper Address: No.368 Zhongsan Street, Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province, Zip 154002