Latest News from China - 5/28/2002
- [China] Jiang's Group Issues Strict Orders to Have Television Stations Install Monitoring Systems
- [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] The Suffering of Falun Dafa Practitioner Hu Guilian and Her Family
- [Shuangcheng City, Heilongjiang Province] Police Department in Conjunction with Harbin Riot Police Go After Falun Dafa Practitioners
- [Fuyu County, Jilin Province] County Detention Center Illegally Withholds Falun Dafa Practitioners' Cash and Valuable Items
- [Lanzhou City, Gansu Province] Four practitioners from Northwestern Nationality College Suffer Persecution
- [Heilongjiang Province] A Practitioner Distributes Over One Thousand Copies of Materials to Save People
- [Shuangyashan City, Heilongjiang Province] Dafa Practitioners from Shuangyashan City Are Severely Persecuted
- [Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province] Three Sisters Are Arrested
- [Weifang City, Shandong Province] Wang Yunxiu Is Arrested
1. [China] Jiang's Group Issues Strict Orders to Have Television Stations Install Monitoring Systems
After the broadcast of truth about Falun Gong through Changchun Cable TV, the Party Central Committee has issued orders to all cable TV stations across the country to install signal-monitoring systems. The staff can monitor the signals that go through the node sections from within the TV station. This way the TV station will immediately notice any inserted signals at each node section, although the signals cannot be stopped. (Each node has in its section about 1,000 viewers on the receiving end.)
2. [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] The Suffering of Falun Dafa Practitioner Hu Guilian and Her Family
Hu Guilian, 56, her husband, and her two daughters are all Falun Dafa practitioners. She once went on a hunger strike for seventy-eight days and walked out of Dalian Forced Labor Camp with dignity and honor in January 2002. On March 11, her eldest daughter Liu Min was abducted on her way to work by the Lianhe Road Police Station in Shahekou District and taken to the Yaojia Detention Center. On the evening of April 24, Hu Guilian and her husband Liu Wencan were again taken to Yaojia Detention Center by the Chunhai Police Station in charge of her neighborhood in the Zhongshan District. Three days after their arrest, their younger daughter Liu Li was missing. So far Liu Li's whereabouts remain unknown.
3. [Shuangcheng City, Heilongjiang Province] Police Department in Conjunction with Harbin Riot Police Go After Falun Dafa Practitioners
On April 19, the Police Department of Shuangcheng City, in conjunction with the Harbin Riot Police, sent out 500 to 600 police officers to implement a curfew in Shuangcheng City in order to track down and arrest Falun Dafa practitioners. This curfew has shocked the entire city. A large number of police were deployed in the northeastern part of the Harbin City for a door-to-door search. Close to a thousand families and tens of thousands of people were harassed. Late into the night and acting like hooligans, the police broke down doors or climbed over walls to enter and ransack people's homes. Women were called out of bed to be matched with pictures. The targets were three Falun Dafa practitioners shown as wanted on Shuangcheng TV that night. (The award was 70,000 Yuan for the arrest of the one male and two female practitioners.) [The average monthly salary of an urban worker is about 500 Yuan.]
That night all the towns, townships, and villages in Shuangcheng City launched simultaneous campaigns to arrest Falun Dafa practitioners. Unrestrained, the police broke into homes to first make arrests and then conduct illegal searches. Dark clouds rushed into Shuangcheng City as the campaign of terror continued throughout the entire night. About forty or fifty people were taken away, and two personal computers were confiscated. Falun Dafa practitioners who had been forced out of their homes were arrested as well. The next day four people were sent to Harbin City and held in custody at Yazijuan Detention Center. Practitioners did receive warnings before this manhunt took place, and most practitioners had fled for their safety. Sources within the police departments revealed that a total of 200 Falun Gong practitioners were on a "black list" prepared by the Police Department and the "610 Office." [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.]
On the evenings of April 20 and 21, while Falun Dafa practitioners were being hunted down, heavy rain interspersed with sleet poured from the sky while lightning flashed and thunder roared. It was reported that three officials from the central government's Security Ministry came to inspect for a day and a half. The Riot Police Army in Harbin dispatched over 180 people to help the police carry out the arrests. The riot police participated until April 25 before it started pulling its forces away from Shuangcheng City. This curfew has severely affected the normal life of the entire city. People were still frightened when discussing the curfew some time later.
Some Falun Dafa practitioners shouted out loudly to crowds gathered nearby, "My fellow countrymen, remember that Falun Dafa is good! As long as you remember 'Truthfulness-Benevolence-Forbearance,' you will have a bright future."
Several days before May 19 (the birthday of the founder of Falun Gong according to Chinese traditional calendar), over one hundred plainclothes officers from Harbin came to Shuangcheng City to assist local authorities in rounding up more Falun Dafa practitioners. Jin Wanzhi (female) has led a group of people breaking into the homes of Falun Dafa practitioners to carry out illegal arrests. Recently several practitioners have been arrested. According to staff from a certain detention center, everyday more Falun Dafa practitioners arrive. There are a total of forty or fifty people in that one center alone.
The head of evil in Shuangcheng City: Zhu Qingwen, Secretary of the City Party Committee.
Leaders of the "610 Office": Wang Mingcai, Jiang Hongwei.
Deputy Chief of the Police Department: Zhang Guofu.
Staff of the Political Security Section: Liu Guochen, Jin Wanzhi.
4. [Fuyu County, Jilin Province] County Detention Center Illegally Withholds Falun Dafa Practitioners' Cash and Valuable Items
When Falun Dafa practitioners were unjustly transferred to the forced labor camps, Fuyu Detention Center illegally withheld cash and other valuable items that had been deposited by family members while the practitioners had been in custody. When family members made deposits, detention center female guard Li Wanping told them that if a practitioner were to be transferred to a labor camp, the cash would be transferred as well. However, not a penny deposited in that detention center has been recovered. Some families lost dozens of Yuan, and some lost hundreds. The detention center has embezzled and withheld all of it.
5. [Lanzhou City, Gansu Province] Four practitioners from Northwestern Nationality College Suffer Persecution
Four practitioners from Northwestern Nationality College are being persecuted. Two female practitioners are employees of the library. They were spotted while distributing truth-clarifying materials and they have been monitored at home for two months since then. Another is a professor of the college who has been sent back to his hometown in Qinghai. The fourth one is a teacher in the Adult Education College. He went to Beijing to appeal many times and was sent back many times.
6. [Heilongjiang Province] A Practitioner Distributes Over One Thousand Copies of Materials to Save People
On the eve of May 18, a practitioner from a city of Heilongjiang Province distributed over one thousand copies of truth materials and truth-revealing video CD's packed in red envelopes. The materials were distributed among three temples, on streets and downtown. This was an effective action that shocked the evil.
7. [Shuangyashan City, Heilongjiang Province] Dafa Practitioners from Shuangyashan City Are Being Severely Persecuted
Dafa practitioner, Zhao Juan, from Shuangyashan City was sent to a detention center on April 25 to be detained for 15 days. She went on hunger strike and water strike to protest the illegal detention. The second day, Bai Shuwen, the director of the detention center, Xu Enjiang, the jail doctor and four criminals force-fed Zhao Juan. They used an steel ruler to damage Zhao's teeth and one tooth broke. They pretended not to see it and continued to pry her teeth and broke another one. Blood gushed out. Her mouth was cut too, but the evil thugs did not care at all. Xu Enjiang got another steel ruler and continued to commit such atrocities.
On April 27, Anbang police station came to interrogate Zhao Juan because they wanted to transfer her to a labor camp. Zhao could not speak so policeman Liu Hailong and Xu Enjiang fabricated the deposition. Because Bai Shuwen feared that their crimes might be exposed, they colluded with the police station to sentence Zhao Juan to forced labor. They sent her away stealthily.
The "610 Office" of Shuangyashan City colludes with the police department and State Security Bureau in persecuting Dafa practitioners. Since mid-April, they have arrested many practitioners, close to 200. The two detention centers in Shuangyashan City are fully occupied by detained practitioners. No legal procedures are followed in arresting practitioners. Two practitioners from Xing'an Ore, Yang Xiuying and Yu Guizhen, were sent to labor camp for one year. Because their blood pressure reached as high as 280 MMHG and their pulse reached as high as 140 times per minute, the labor camp refused to accept them. But the evil thugs still detained for 39 days as of now. Yang Xiuying has been on hunger strike for over 20 days and her life is in danger. Other practitioners reported the situation to the warden. The warden said, "There is an order from the authorities: if they die, just bury them."
Dafa practitioner Yi Shuqin was arrested when she was caught carrying Dafa materials on her way back home. Now she is severely ill and is unable to eat. Her life is in danger.
Now over 20 practitioners have gone on hunger strike to protest the persecution. The longest one is 49 days.
8. [Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province] Three Sisters Are Arrested
Three sisters Kang Aimin, Kang Aifen, Kang Aiqin were arrested when they were renting a house. Police traced them by following Kang Aiqin's husband, who is not a practitioner.
9. [Weifang City, Shandong Province] Wang Yunxiu Is Arrested
Dafa practitioner Wang Yunxiu distributed Dafa materials in Zhaotuan Village, Weifang City Economic Development Area on the morning of May 12 and was arrested. Her house was ransacked at noon. Now Wang is detained in the Hanting District Detention Center. She refused to cooperate with the evil and went on hunger strike. On May 21, she has been on hunger strike for nine days. Hanting District Detention Center is notorious for torturing prisoners. Many practitioners have been persecuted there.