Latest News from China - 03/19/2003
- [Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province] Dafa Practitioner Mr. Liu Yang is Tortured to Partial Paralysis and Unconsciousness in Jiamusi City Forced Labor Camp
- [Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province] Police Unlawfully Take Away Dafa Practitioner Ms. Chen Xiuling
- [Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Dafa Practitioner Yu Shuang is Unlawfully Taken Away
- [Suining City, Sichuan Province] Police Attempt to Search for Dafa Truth-Clarifying Material Production Site with Radio Detection Vehicles
- [Panshi City, Jilin Province] Authorities Arrest and Sentence Dafa Practitioners to Forced Labor
- [Liaoyuan City, Jilin Province] Police Arrest Dafa Practitioners
- [Masanjia, Liaoning Province] Torture of Dafa Practitioners in the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp
- [Luohe City, Henan Province] Policemen Arrest Practitioners and Confiscate Personal Belongings
- [Hailun City, Heilongjiang Province] Persecution of Dafa Practitioner Mr. Tian Jiwei
- [Fujian Province] Practitioners Successfully Hold an Experience-sharing Conference
- [Lingui City, Guangxi Province] Arrest of Practitioner Yu Xinde
- [Qinhuangdao City, Shandong Province] Arrest of Practitioner Zhu Weimin
- [Shanhaiguan City, Hebei Province] Daonan Police Precinct and Daonan Detention Center Enforcers Persecute Dafa Practitioners
- [Jilin City, Jilin Province] All Dafa Practitioners Congratulate the Founding of the "Philippines Falun Dafa Association"
- [Jilin City, Jilin Province] Lawless Officials Conspire to Raid Places Where Homeless Dafa Practitioners are Staying
- [Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Supervisors from the Graduate Division, Heilongjiang Chinese Medicine University, Force Students to Slander Dafa
- [China] Reports Reviewing Work Performance of the Supreme Court and the Supreme Prosecutor Pass with Low Vote Ratings
[Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province] Dafa Practitioner Mr. Liu Yang is Tortured to Partial Paralysis and Unconsciousness in Jiamusi City Forced Labor Camp
1. 32-year-old Dafa practitioner Mr. Liu Yang from Jiamusi City has been tortured in the Jiamusi City Forced Labor Camp and suffered extensive mental and physical trauma. On March 8, 2003, he suddenly manifested the symptoms of cerebral thrombosis and partial paralysis and was in a coma.
2. This is yet another incident of cruel persecution against Dafa practitioners after the police in Jiamusi City Forced Labor Camp beat practitioner Mr. Zhang Changming to death. We appeal to the UN Human Rights Committee to pay attention to the tragic cases happening in China, one after another.
[Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province] Police Unlawfully Take Away Dafa Practitioner Ms. Chen Xiuling
On March 14, 2003, four or five policemen from Jiamusi City's Dongfeng Police Department unlawfully took Dafa practitioner Ms. Chen Xiuling away from home. Ms. Chen is now being held at a detention center. Ms. Chen Xiuling's daughter, Ms. Chen Ying, has already been tortured to death. http://clearwisdom.net/emh/special_column/death_list_100.html#001
[Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Dafa Practitioner Yu Shuang is Unlawfully Taken Away
Yu Shuang is a surgeon in Daqing City. On February 17, 2003, some lawless personnel attempted to take Yu Shuang to a brainwashing center. Yu Shuang's father was present that day and he asked them to show their arrest warrant. As they didn't have any stamp on the document, Yu's father didn't allow them to take Yu away. The personnel had to compromise and said, "We won't send him/her away any more."
Yu Shuang's leader at the work unit asked him to go to work the next day as usual. Next morning, they forcibly took Yu Shuang away from work and sent him to a brainwashing class. A few days after the incident, the lawless personnel found a Dafa pocket book in the clothes Yu Shuang's family member had sent in. They then sent Yu Shuang to Daqing City's Longfengchangxi Detention Center and haven't released him yet. During this period of time, Yu Shuang's home was ransacked and the computer and printer were confiscated. The lawless personnel are still checking the whereabouts of Yu Shuang's spouse, who is also a Dafa practitioner.
[Suining City, Sichuan Province] Police Attempt to Search for Dafa Truth-Clarifying Material Production Site with Radio Detection Vehicles
Since March 17, two radio detection vehicles appeared in downtown Suining City. Outfitted with an antenna on the roof, the vehicles attempt to detect locations for Dafa materials-production sites. In December 2002, such a vehicle also appeared in Suining City for two days. The vehicles are probably doing shifts in different cities of Sichuan Province. Fellow practitioners, please shield your laser copy machine.
[Panshi City, Jilin Province] Authorities Arrest and Sentence Dafa Practitioners to Forced Labor
On October 14, 2002, officials from Panshi City Committee and the "610 Office"*(1 held a joint meeting and decided to take 27 Dafa practitioners to a brainwashing center. They also extorted 2,400 Yuan*(2 from each person for the "meal fee." Practitioners being sent to brainwashing centers range in age from 28 to 65 years old.
Ms. Song Xiaohui is a handicapped practitioner with congenital heart disease and palsy. "610 Office" agent Li Xiangku discovered her while she was doing the exercises and sentenced her to two years forced labor.
Two months later, three other practitioners were sent to Jilin City's Brainwashing Center.
Dafa practitioner Li Wenjun walked out of a detention center with righteous thoughts. Later "610 Office" personnel arrested her at home. S/he was sentenced to three years of forced labor.
Ms. Li Qingyun, an employee from Mingcheng Town's Steel Factory, 50 years old, was sentenced to one year of forced labor for clarifying the truth.
Ms. Zhao Yuzhu, 40 years old, was sentenced to one year of forced labor for going to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong.
Mr. Tian Fu from Xiatang Village, Mingcheng Town, 56 years old, was sentenced to two years of forced labor for making truth-clarifying materials.
Ms. Li Qiangmei from Mingcheng Town, 31 years old, was sentenced to one year of forced labor for making truth-clarifying materials.
Mr. Li, leader of Baishuitun Village, Yantongshan Town, 58 years old, was sentenced to two years of forced labor for going to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong.
[Liaoyuan City, Jilin Province] Police Arrest Dafa Practitioners
On March 12, police in Liaoyuan City conducted a large-scale raid against Dafa practitioners. A teacher was taken away from an Internet bar. Police ransacked the homes of practitioners who are now living in exile.
[Masanjia, Liaoning Province] Torture of Dafa Practitioners in the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp
Masanjia Forced Labor Camp employs over a hundred policemen/guards to deal with over one thousand and three hundred detained practitioners. At the end of last year, the Department of Justice issued an order that all labor camps should forcibly brainwash every detained practitioner. Practitioners were locked up in a small solitary cell, tortured with the "tiger bench"*3) and other physical punishment, tied with thin ropes, beaten with sticks, shocked with electric batons and handcuffed. Some policemen even tied practitioners legs up after they had crossed their legs [in the double lotus meditation posture], handcuffed them, and then hung them up for days and nights. Policemen often beat and kicked practitioners.
[Luohe City, Henan Province] Policemen Arrest Practitioners and Confiscate Personal Belongings
Yuanhui District's Police Precinct closely follows directives from Jiang's regime to persecute Falun Gong. Because of earning "achievements" in the persecution, the lawless officials were rewarded with acknowledgements and bonuses. They therefore recklessly persecute practitioners, also tapping practitioners' phone calls. Once they locate practitioners who are distributing truth-clarifying materials, they would ransack practitioners' homes and even the homes of practitioners' relatives, as well.
Practitioner Ms. Zhang Xueqin was arrested because she validated Dafa on October 3, 2000. She was held for a month at Yuanyang County's Chengguan Police Precinct. Her money was confiscated and was additionally extorted 10,000 Yuan. Her son, who was working at the county's police department was also implicated and was dismissed from his job.
[Hailun City, Heilongjiang Province] Persecution of Dafa Practitioner Mr. Tian Jiwei
During his illegal detention period, Tian Jiwei, a teacher, was persecuted and wrote a statement to "give up practice." After he was released he wrote a solemn announcement. However, after policemen from the "610 Office" became aware of this, they forcibly took Mr. Tian away from his home again, but released him after police personnel extorted 10,000 Yuan from his family.
[Fujian Province] Practitioners Successfully Hold an Experience-sharing Conference
On February 2, 2003, more than 30 practitioners in Fujian Province successfully held a Dafa experience-sharing conference, relating their experiences during Fa-rectification cultivation. The conference lasted for two hours and all practitioners returned home safely.
[Lingui City, Guangxi Province] Arrest of Practitioner Yu Xinde
On December 25, 2002, officials from the Taizhou National Security Department arrested 26-year-old Mr. Yu Xinde, a practitioner from Lingui City/Guangxi Province. Now Mr. Yu is detained at the Wenling Detention Center.
[Qinhuangdao City, Shandong Province] Arrest of Practitioner Zhu Weimin
On February 25, 2003, practitioner Mr. Zhu Weimin and Ms. Li Yanxia were arrested. At present their whereabouts are unknown.
[Shanhaiguan City, Hebei Province] Daonan Police Precinct and Daonan Detention Center Personnel Persecute Dafa Practitioners
Dafa practitioners Mr. Guo Hongping and Mr. Li Jingxue have been detained at a detention center since September 2002 at the hands of personnel from the Daonan Police Precinct. Before the Spring Festival of 2003, lawless policemen required Guo's family to give them a so-called "accommodation fee," 10 Yuan per day, in spite of the fact that the food quantity was small but also contained no vegetables or proteins. Because Guo's family was very poor, the detention center authorities decided not to release Guo and recently intended to send Li Jingxue to a forced labor camp. According to a policeman, the reason that they arrested Guo Hongping and Li Jingxue was to fulfill the "quota" proscribed by superiors; otherwise the police officers' bonus would be deducted or they would even be fined. In addition, Dafa practitioner Ms. Wang Shuqin who was detained at the Daonan Police Precinct before the Spring Festival has lately often been brutally beaten up by lawless policemen because she refused to tell them where she got the truth-clarifying materials.
Daonan Police Precinct: 86-335-8661164, director: Zhang Weimin
Detention center: 86-335-5051427, director: Zhang Haiqing
[Jilin City, Jilin Province] All Dafa Practitioners Congratulate the Founding of the "Philippines Falun Dafa Association"
[Jilin City, Jilin Province] Lawless Officials Conspire to Raid Places Where Homeless Dafa Practitioners are Staying
Recently, Jilin City Government ordered police to interrogate and examine all house renters in order to arrest homeless Dafa practitioners.
[Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Supervisors from the Graduate Division, Heilongjiang Chinese Medicine University, Force Students to Slander Dafa
Every year when the graduate division recruits freshman, it requires the freshmen to fill out a form which contains questions such as, "Your opinion toward Falun Gong?" This form also requires the students' local resident committees or work units to prove that s/he has never practiced Falun Gong; otherwise the freshmen would not be accepted. As a result, many students ignorantly slander Dafa. Now the school is recruiting 2003 grade students. Could fellow practitioners overseas please call them to tell them to stop doing this? (Other universities in Harbin City have no similar policy.)
Mentor of the graduate division: Sun Shuhai
Director of the graduate division: Xie Ning
Phone number: 86-451-2117842
[China] Reports Reviewing Work Performance of the Supreme Court and the Supreme Prosecutor Pass with Low Vote Ratings
It was reported by Ming Newspaper on March 19 that the working reports of the Supreme Court and the Supreme Prosecutor in China got the lowest votes among the delegates at the People's Congress. The delegates' ballots expressed their intense dissatisfaction toward the work of the Supreme Court and the Supreme Prosecutor.
*1) "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.
*2) Yuan [500 Yuan is the average monthly income for an urban worker in China.]
*3) "Tiger Bench" Practitioners are forced to sit on a small iron bench that is approximately 20 cm (6 inches) tall. Practitioners' knees are tightly tied on the small bench - "Tiger Bench." He has to sit straight up with his eyes looking straight ahead. His hands are tied on the back or sometimes placed on his knees. He is not allowed to turn his head, close his eyes, talk to anyone, raise his hand, or call out for the attention of the guards. Many inmates are assigned to watch the practitioner. If he turns his head, they would force the practitioner to hold his head in that position indefinitely. If the practitioner raises his hand to call the attention of the guards when his hands are placed on his knees, they would force him to hold his hands in the air indefinitely. If he speaks, they would force his mouth to remain open indefinitely. Usually some hard objects are inserted underneath the practitioner's lower legs or ankles to make it harder for them to tolerate this abuse (see illustration on http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2001/11/24/16156.html).
March 18, 2003