Latest News from China - 2/23/2003
- Beijing, China] A Good Opportunity to Eliminate Evil by Sending Forth Righteous Thoughts Together
- [Hegang City, Heilongjiang Province] Dafa Practitioner Zhao Fenghui Is Detained
- [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Dafa Practitioner Song Zhining Is Illegally Arrested, Whereabouts Unknown
- [Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] The Ranghulu District Brainwashing Center Abuses Dafa Practitioners
- [Changchun, Jilin Province] Dafa Practitioners Jin Qihui and Feng Liping Transferred to the Xinlongshan Brainwashing Center from the Chaoyanggou Forced Labor Camp
- [Dingxin County, Hebei Province] Cases of Dafa Practitioners Being Brutally Tortured
- [Dingxin County, Hebei Province] The Dingxin County Detention Center and Jail Extort Money in Various Ways
- [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Head of the Dongjiao Police Station Frames, Arrests and Extorts Money from Dafa Practitioners and Their Family Members
- [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Kong Fanyun at the Hebei Capital City Brainwashing Center Is Still Committing Crimes
1. [Beijing, China] A Good Opportunity to Eliminate Evil by Sending Forth Righteous Thoughts Together
The National People's Congress and the Political Consultative Conference will be held in March 2003 in Beijing. The evil will be gathering in Beijing at that time, and this is a good chance for all Dafa practitioners to send forth righteous thoughts together to eliminate the evil in other dimensions. All Dafa practitioners around the world, please send forth righteous thoughts with diligence.
2. [Hegang City, Heilongjiang Province] Dafa Practitioner Zhao Fenghui Is Detained
Zhao Fenghui, 47, male, is being illegally detained at the Hegang City Forced Labor Camp. Zhao was assigned to work in a bank after graduation. He has been working hard and conscientiously, even more so after he started practicing Falun Gong. After July 20, 1999, he was fired and is now being illegally detained.
3. [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Dafa Practitioner Song Zhining Is Illegally Arrested, Whereabouts Unknown
Song Zhining is a former lecturer at the Shijiazhuang Postal College, a three year school. He was arrested twice but managed to leave the detention center with his righteous thoughts. He had to leave home and go from place to place to avoid further persecution.
At about 7 p.m. on September 26, 2002, he was arrested once again by the Shijiazhuang city "610 Office" and then jailed secretly and illegally. Now, five months have elapsed and nobody knows anything about his condition or location. We are very much worried about his safety. We hope that all kind-hearted people will pay attention to this issue and that international human rights organizations will help to rescue him. [The "610 Office" is a bureau specifically created by the Chinese government to persecute Falun Gong. It has absolute power over each level of administration in the Party, as well as over the political and judiciary branches.]
4. [Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] The Ranghulu District Brainwashing Center Abuses Dafa Practitioners
The brainwashing center at Hongweixin, Ranghulu district, is co-sponsored by the Daqing City government, the Petroleum Management Bureau, and the Daqing Oil Company. The Oil Company supplies money and manpower, the city government ordered the forced labor camp to provide management, and the "610 Office" of the Petroleum Management Bureau is responsible for false propaganda. The second term of the brainwashing center has started. They plan to sent 16 Dafa practitioners to the session, and have so far detained 8 Dafa practitioners (four male, four female). Two of the practitioners have started a hunger strike to protest the illegal persecution.
5. [Changchun, Jilin Province] Dafa Practitioners Jin Qihui and Feng Liping Transferred to the Xinlongshan Brainwashing Center from the Chaoyanggou Forced Labor Camp
Jin Qihui's term ended on November 27, 2002 and Feng Liping's term ended on February 15, 2003. The Chaoyanggou Forced Labor Camp has sent the two to the Xinlongshan Brainwashing Center, as they have remained steadfast in their belief in Dafa.
Zhu, the head of the guard section at Luyuan, teamed up with the Longan Public Security Bureau, and together they have arrested over 100 Dafa practitioners since June 2002.
6. [Dingxin County, Hebei Province] Cases of Dafa Practitioners Being Brutally Tortured
Examples of Dafa practitioners in Dingxin County who have been brutally tortured include the following:
In the Xianyu township: Ma Ying (female), Geng Jinzhu, Guo Fengxia (female), and Ma Shuhui (female) are all facing a life threatening situation due to torture.
In the Gaoli township: Fan Sheng has been illegally detained for about 9 months and nearly died.
In the Dingxin county seat: Xiao Guozheng (female) and Tian Fuying (female) have been illegally detained for about 9 months. Sun Yongqi and Hu Zichun's (both female) families from Yao village were detained and abused.
In Gucheng: Zheng Huilan (female), Guo Mei (female), Xu Qinghai, Zhang Jinying (female), Liu Wenbao, Li Shufen (female), Tian Chunfeng, Yang Yanli, Wang Jinming and others were detained for no reason. They suffered from torture, and many of them still have not recovered yet.
We hope that the "World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong" (www.upholdjustice.org) will investigate the criminals and put them on trial.
7. [Dingxin County, Hebei Province] The Dingxin County Detention Center and Jail Extort Money in Various Ways
In the Dingxin County Detention Center, officials charge 10 Yuan to call home, 20 Yuan to visit with family members, and 300 Yuan for food for 15 days. They charge the same even if someone stays there for only one day. The daily meals are just four small steamed rolls and one pickle. In the jail, they charge 50 Yuan to visit with family members. [The monthly salary for an average Chinese urban worker is about 500 Yuan]
8. [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Head of the Dongjiao Police Station Frames, Arrests and Extorts Money from Dafa Practitioners and Their Family Members
Dafa practitioner Hong Lili was arrested in December 2000 by the Dongjiao Police Station when she made copies of appeal letters for Falun Gong. She managed to escape, but her bicycle was confiscated. Later she had to leave home to avoid further persecution. In April 2002, she was forcibly sent to the Hebei Capital City Brainwashing Center by the city public security bureau. After she was released in August, they continued to harass her and she had to leave home again.
On August 29, 2002 her mother, Zhou Aizheng (not a Falun Gong practitioner yet), went to the Dongjiao police station to ask for the return of the bicycle. The police head Gu forcibly sent Zhou into the Shijiazhuang second detention center and falsely claimed that Zhou had attacked him. Then he extorted 15,000 Yuan from Zhou's family by saying Zhou will be released secretly if the money was paid, but Zhou is still in the jail.
Gu's phone numbers at the Dongjiao police station:
86-311-7066119, 86-311-7030743, 86-311-7043788üG
9. [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Kong Fanyun at the Hebei Capital City Brainwashing Center Is Still Committing Crimes
So far the Hebei Capital City Brainwashing Center has completed 18 brainwashing sessions against Dafa practitioners. One after another, the Dafa practitioners who were so-called "reformed" under pressure have realized their mistake and issued solemn statements, proclaiming that they will keep on practicing Falun Gong and rejoin the current of the Fa rectification. Most companies where Dafa practitioners work have also resisted sending the practitioners to brainwashing sessions. Many people who know the truth of Falun Gong have denounced the persecution going on in the brainwashing center. Inside the brainwashing center, some staff members have decided not to cooperate with the evil and started supplying information to Dafa practitioners.
Seeing their failure, the Hebei Capital City Brainwashing Center has decided to end the brainwashing sessions. The only policeman left in the brainwashing center who is still wholehearted following along with the Jiang regime's orders is Kong Fanyun.
February 22, 2003