Latest News from China - 05/26/2002
- [North China] Dafa Practitioners Hang 500 Banners on World Falun Dafa Day in a County in Northern China
- [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Exposing the Crimes inside Shijiazhuang City Forced Labor Camp
- [Handan City, Hebei Province] The Orientation Group of Handan City Forced Labor Camp Ferociously Torture Practitioners
- [Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province] Two Dafa Practitioners Abducted
- [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Dafa Practitioner Ren Shujie Illegally Sent to Longshan Forced Labor Camp
- [South China] Practitioners Hold an Experience Sharing Conference in a Rural Area
- [Liaoyuan City, Jilin Province] Dafa Practitioner He Liansheng Illegally Arrested
- [Beijing] A Worker: Changping Forced Labor Camp in Beijing Is a "Living Hell"
- [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Police Secretly Arrest Practitioners on a Large Scale
- [Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province] Over 20 Dafa Practitioners Illegally Detained in the No. 2 Forced Labor Camp of Shenzhen City
- [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Betrayer's Crimes in Dangjiazhuang
- [Hunan Province] A Flood Affects 20 Million People
1. [North China] Dafa Practitioners Hang 500 Banners on World Falun Dafa Day in a County in Northern China
On the evening of May 13, 2002, World Falun Dafa Day, practitioners in a county of northern China hung up 500 Dafa banners. Their action strongly promoted Dafa and shocked the evil. Two practitioners were arrested. All other practitioners were able to return home safely.
2. [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Exposing the Crimes inside Shijiazhuang City Forced Labor Camp
The guards in Shijiazhuang City Forced Labor Camp in order to force practitioners to give up their belief in "Truth-Compassion- Forbearance" use many vicious methods to torture practitioners. They often hang the practitioners in the air by handcuffs for many days. Shocks with electric batons and beatings with leather belts are routine. "Tying the Ropes" is another brutal torture. [Illustrations of torture methods:
http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2001/11/24/16156.html].The guards tightened the ropes with wooden sticks, or by pushing a basin under the practitioners' arms. As a result, the ropes cut deep into the practitioners' flesh. This torture is extremely painful. The guards also hit practitioners in key areas of the body to insure the worst injuries. Han, a guard from the Fifth Team of the No. 1 Group hit practitioner Wu Jianqiang on the back, injuring his kidneys. (Han has been arrested in an unrelated incident.)
The wicked police from No. 1 Group are Zhu, Yin, Zhang, Zhao Tiesheng, Wang Xiaofeng, and Du. Du put the practitioners' pay into his own pocket. After some guards tortured a practitioner, four or five big bruises were left on his back.
Guards in the No. 5 Group forced female practitioners into a dining hall and tortured them there. Fearing that their crimes would be exposed, the persecutors turned off all the lights in the yard while transferring the practitioners between the No. 5 Group and the dining hall. The practitioners were tortured so brutally that they had to be carried back on stretchers.
Lu is a female guard on Team 502. She took firm practitioners individually to a classroom or clothes-drying room. Once there, over 10 inmates would ferociously torture the lone practitioner. They punished the practitioners by forcing them to squat down with feet kept close together, hands forced behind their backs and heads lowered. The Practitioners were forced to hold this position without moving even a little. They also force the practitioners to stand with their feet close to each other and the wall, not allowing them to move a bit. "Flying an airplane" is another brutal torture. [Illustrations of torture methods: http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2001/11/24/16156.html]. Once the practitioner moves a little, they beat them up. The guards use stool legs, thick wooden sticks (two inches in diameter) and iron bars to torture the practitioners. Practitioner Zhao Yuxi's buttocks were badly injured. They even inserted an iron rod into the practitioners' anus, twisting and turning. They use pliers to clamp on the practitioners' bodies and hit them in the most vulnerable parts such as the lower back. The persecutors would force 4 or 5 burning cigarettes into the practitioners' mouths. Forcing the practitioners to be awake is another brutal torture: once the practitioners close their eyes, they beat them. A female practitioner Wu Qiaoyun was not allowed to sleep at all for half a month.
Guard #304, headman Jiang Qingchun, and vice headman Wang Liqing from the No. 3 Group take a leading role in persecuting the practitioners. Many Dafa practitioners are sent to them for violent brainwashing.
3. [Handan City, Hebei Province] The Orientation Group of Handan City Forced Labor Camp Ferociously Tortured Practitioners
On the morning of November 2, 2001, the orientation group of Handan City Forced Labor Camp brutally tortured many practitioners in order to force them to write letters renouncing Falun Gong. The torture happened again on November 24th. Starting in the afternoon, it continued until the next morning. The tortured practitioners were: Gao Chao, Liu Yanbin, Gao Jinzhu, Liu Shulin, Liu Jianjie, Wang Yanlei, Wang Baojian, Lu Haiming, Liu Ruiqing, Zhang Zhenjian, and Zhao Guixiang. The guards incited several strong inmates to torture the practitioners. The inmates are:
Yang Jianbin, from Wuan, Handan City.
Zhou Shuxue, from Wuan.
Lu Shifeng, from Congtai District, Handan City.
Zhao Jijun, from Fengfeng Mine District, Handan City.
Wang Junfeng, from Quzhou County, Handan City.
Suo Qing, from Fengfeng Mine District, Handan City.
Ge Yuanzhi, from Handan City. (Ge has been released)
The persecutors in Handan City Forced Labor Camp stopped using methods like shocking with electric batons and physical punishment. Instead, they are using a newly invented torture method which the guards call "the flying tiger bench." In the persecutors' words, "reforming a Falun Gong practitioner is very easy, it only takes 5 minutes on the 'flying tiger bench.' Practitioners will do whatever you say." The persecutors use a bed sheet to tie up the practitioner's knees, force the practitioner to face a wall, then bend the practitioner's head down so that the back of the neck touches the wall. With some people holding the practitioner's legs and buttocks, one persecutor forcefully pushes the practitioner's arms up, while another one drags the bed sheet used to tie up the practitioner's knees away from the wall. Once the torture is applied, cries of misery are heard immediately. The brutal method is much more painful than being tortured by electric batons and rubber rods. Some practitioners who have been tortured with this method said, "The pain was beyond words. Sweat rushes out immediately." Some practitioners fainted on the spot. Even after only a few minutes, the tortured practitioners cannot walk normally. After practitioner Gao Chao was tortured with this method, he could only walk with the waist bent forward at 90 degrees. The ferocious torture was applied to the practitioners under the direction of guard Xue Peijun from the orientation group of Handan City Forced Labor Camp. Xue is one of the primary members of the "610" office in Handan Forced Labor Camp and a leading persecutor. [Note: The "610 Office" is 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]
The orientation group of Handan City Forced Labor Camp: 86-310-4010707 ext. 8310
4. [Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province] Two Dafa Practitioners Abducted
The police arrested practitioners Huang Weizhong and Jin Feng in Jiamusi City .
5. [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Dafa Practitioner Ren Shujie Illegally Sent to Longshan Forced Labor Camp
Female practitioner Ren Shujie was released from jail after she protested by going on a hunger strike. Recently, after being arrested again, persecutors from Tiexi District Police Sub-department and Zhonggong Police Station in Tiexi District illegally sent Ren to Longshan Forced Labor Camp in Shenyang City for a 3-year term. The person handling the case is Yu Yongbin (male).
Tiexi District Police Sub-department: 86-24-25612950, 86-24-25855432
Zhonggong Police Station in Tiexi District: 86-24-25521432
6. [South China] Practitioners Hold an Experience Sharing Conference in a Rural Area
Dafa practitioners in a rural area in south China recently held an experience sharing conference successfully on May 19, 2002. (Chinese Lunar Calendar: April 8. Note: World Falun Dafa Day is on April 8 on the Chinese Lunar Calendar) The conference was held at a big farmhouse. The setup was solemn, and practitioners filled 6 rooms. The local police learned about the conference and they sent all the police from several police stations and blocked the entrance to the farmhouse, trying to interfere.
The police guards found the practitioners from their areas of responsibility and tried to dissuade them from participating. The practitioners replied, "We not only want to have the experience sharing conference, but also to have a good one. Now that you have come, this is a rare opportunity for you, you are all welcome to stay and listen. Some police guards tried to call the local "610 Office." However, the practitioners at the conference started to send forth righteous thoughts at that time. Shortly after, many police left the conference site and stayed far away.
When the practitioners shared their experiences, the police who had stayed quietly got close or entered the conference rooms. Many of them listened to the speakers carefully. The conference proceeded smoothly in a peaceful and compassionate atmosphere .
7. [Liaoyuan City, Jilin Province] Dafa Practitioner He Liansheng Illegally Arrested
Practitioner He Liansheng from Liaoyuan City, Jilin Province was illegally arrested around May 21, 2002. Many practitioners including Li Hong (alias), Sun Liqiang and his wife, Yang Guiqin, Yang Guijun, Yang Xu, and Han Jinghui were arrested around March 12, 2002. Yang Guiqin and Han Jinghui gave the names of other practitioners to the police. Dozens more have been arrested.
8. [Beijing] A Worker: Changping Forced Labor Camp in Beijing Is a "Living Hell"
In March 2002, the police arrested a worker who came to Beijing for not having a residence permit. He was detained in Changping Detention Center for 3 days. Without going through any legal procedure, the worker was transferred to Changping Forced Labor Camp and detained there for 7 days. The worker said, "That place is a living hell." The inmates used wooden bats with nails pointing outward to beat him. Falun Gong practitioners received even more brutal beatings. The head of the inmates said, "If we beat someone to death, the superiors will take responsibility."
9. [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Police Secretly Arrest Practitioners on a Large Scale
In April and May, the police in Shenyang City secretly arrested many practitioners. In order to meet the "quota" set by their superiors, the guards illegally ransacked the practitioners' homes, searching for Dafa books and truth-clarifying material. In trying to escape, some practitioners were forced to jump from buildings and injured themselves. Yet the police still would not let them go. After the illegal arrests, some practitioners were sentenced to jail terms.
10. [Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province] Over 20 Dafa Practitioners Illegally Detained in the No. 2 Forced Labor Camp of Shenzhen City
Currently, there are still over 20 practitioners detained in the No. 2 Forced Labor Camp of Shenzhen City. It is believed that Lai Guoqiang, a persecutor, extended practitioner Li Yingkun's term for another 6 months. For his extra effort in persecuting Falun Gong, Lai has been promoted by his superiors and is now the secretary of the City Judiciary Bureau.
Office that handles Falun Gong practitioners in the No.2 Forced Labor Camp of Shenzhen City: 86-755-8180494
Duan Xiaoyan, director. Wang Xiaoyong, vice director. Chen, Li Hangzhou, Sun Hongbo.
11. [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Betrayers' Crimes in Dangjiazhuang
The couple Hou Huiru and Tang Ping work for the Officials' Hotel of the Weapons Institute in Shijiazhuang City (in Dangjiazhuang, Shijiazhuang City). During their detention, the couple "enlightened" along evil paths. After they returned home, they sent their mother Zhang Xiulan into a brainwashing class where she was also "reformed." A Dafa practitioner wanted to help them wake up, so they secretly reported the practitioner to the local "610 Office." Fortunately, a kind-hearted person alerted the practitioner of the danger. Right after the practitioner left safely, persecutors from the "610 Office" came to arrest her.
Home phone of Hou Huiru, Tang Ping, and Zhang Xiulan: 86-311-7750176
12. [Hunan Province] A Flood Affects 20 Million People
According to the United Morning Post (the most influential Chinese newspaper in Singapore), May 24, 2002, Beijing: A flood occurred in Hunan Province in China, affecting 20 million people and causing a loss of 1 billion US dollars. The local media reported that some areas of Hunan Province have received rain continuously for 40 days. Some areas even suffered from tornados, hail, and a landslide. Around 6 million acres of crops suffered to varying degrees and about 1.5 million acres of crops were completely destroyed. According to the official estimate, the economic loss caused by the flood is around 0.94 billion US dollars.