Latest News from China - 02/25/2003
February 26, 2003
- [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Bai Yuzhi's Physical Condition Worsens After a Long-Term Hunger Strike; We Appeal to the International Community to Pay Attention to Her Plight
- [Quzhou County, Hebei Province] Dafa Practitioner Qin Wenxiang's Life in Danger
- [Kaifeng City, Henan Province] Dafa Practitioners Still Held at a Home for Senior Citizens in Northern Suburb
- [Shanhaiguan City, Hebei Province] Unlawful Police Arrest Dafa Practitioners Wang Shuqin, Zhao Chunming and Zhu Yuanxia
- [Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Wang Yudong Beaten and in Critical Condition; Li Huifeng Persecuted to the Point of Mental Breakdown in Harbin City's Prison
- [Tailai County, Heilongjiang Province] Practitioners Tortured to Disability by Tailiai County's Prison Training Team
- [Tianmen City, Hubei Province] Director of the Political and Security Section from the City's Police Department and the Director of the "610 Office" Extort Money from Dafa Practitioners' Families
- [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Lawless Officials Forge Divorce Certificate to Frame Dafa
- [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Arrest of Dafa Practitioner Li Xingquan: Whereabouts Unknown
- [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Eliminate Evil Propaganda with Righteous Thoughts
- [Beijing, China] Practitioner Zhang Lianjun
- [Yidu City, Sichuan Province] Arrest of Practitioner Deng Yong
- [Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Persecution Methods Used to Torture Practitioners in Harbin City's Female Prison
- [Lincheng County, Hebei Province] Arrest of Practitioner Zhang Jingshen
- [Xingtai City, Hebei Province] Arrest of Seven Practitioners
- [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Arrest of Practitioners Who Make and Distribute Truth-Clarifying Materials
- [China] Suggestions from Practitioners from Mainland China: Eliminate the "Internet Falun Gong Censor System"
[Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Bai Yuzhi's Physical Condition Worsens After a Long-Term Hunger Strike; We Appeal to the International Community to Pay Attention to Her Plight
On the night of August 30, 2002, personnel from the Shijiazhuang City Zhentou Police Precinct illegally arrested Dafa practitioner Ms. Bai Yuzhi. Ms. Bai is now detained at Shijiazhuang City's No. 2 Detention Center. After staging a hunger strike for over a month, she manifested serious medical symptoms, but the detention center officials refused to release her. It's said that they have already held court for Bai Yuzhi but the sentence has not been decided yet.
[Quzhou County, Hebei Province] Dafa Practitioner Qin Wenxiang's Life in Danger
On January 21, 2003, prior to the Chinese Spring Festival, policemen from Quzhou County arrested ten Dafa practitioners from their homes, including: Mr. Li Yunchuan, Mr. Chao Qingguang, Mr. Qin Wenxiang, Mr. Pan Xinfang, Ms. Yang Mengyue, Mr. Liu Huamin, Ms. Li Baoyue, and Ms. Qiao Lan. The helmeted policemen held electric batons in their hands. If the residents did not voluntarily open their doors, the officers kicked the doors open. Some of them climbed over walls to break into practitioners' homes without the residents' consent. They forcibly carried practitioners into police wagons. A family member of one of the practitioners shouted, "Fellow villagers, bandits are arresting good people!" People who know the truth, and practitioners' family members barricaded the police wagons with logs, and resisted the vicious persecution of good people.
At present, six male Dafa practitioners including Li Yunchuan have been sent directly to Handan City's Forced Labor Camp. Qin Wenxiang staged a hunger strike to protest the persecution. His life is now in danger. Other practitioners' situations are not known.
Li Baoyue was sentenced to forced labor for a second time. She is currently held in Division No. 5 of Shijiazhang City's Forced Labor Camp. Qiao Lan is held in the No. 4 Division.
The phone number for Zhang Chenshan, director of the Quzhou County Police Department's Political Committee is 86-310-8891663 (home).
The phone number of Zheng Wenbo, from Quzhou County Police Department's Detention Center is 86-310-8892689 (work).
[Kaifeng City, Henan Province] Dafa Practitioners Still Held at a Home for Senior Citizens in Northern Suburb
Kaifeng Dafa practitioners Ms. Yuan Xiuying, Ms. Xin Chunting, Ms. Li Jinye, Mr. Deng Jieshi, and many others whose names are unknown are now held at a home for seniors in a northern suburb of Kaifeng City. They were arrested prior to the 16th National Party Congress and have not been released.
One night in July 2002, Dafa practitioners Mr. Hu Chunsheng and Ms. Liang Ying from Shangqiu City were arrested while posting truth-clarifying flyers in Minquan County. They have been illegally sentenced. In 2001, some collaborators [former Falun Gong practitioners who have gone astray due to brainwashing and torture] betrayed Mr. Zhou Xuening by reporting him to the police because he distributed Falun Dafa truth-clarifying materials. He was sentenced to three years imprisonment. His wife, Ms. He Yinghua, and also his son, Zhou Lingtong are both Dafa practitioners. They were forced to leave home and are still living in exile to avoid being persecuted.
[Shanhaiguan City, Hebei Province] Unlawful Police Arrest Dafa Practitioners Wang Shuqin, Zhao Chunming and Zhu Yuanxia
Dafa practitioner Ms. Wang Shuqin is 50 years old. On January 31, 2003, police from Shanhaiguan City's Police Department arrested her at home. She was released for one day on the second day of Chinese Lunar New Year. She is now held at the Shanhaiguan City Detention Center. Her situation is unknown. This practitioner has been detained many times before.
On February 19, 2003, police from the Shanhaiguan City Police Department arrested Dafa practitioners Ms. Zhao Chunming and Ms. Zhu Yuanxia at their homes. Ms. Zhao Chunming has been detained many times before.
[Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Wang Yudong Beaten and in Critical Condition; Li Huifeng Persecuted to the Point of Mental Breakdown in Harbin City's Prison
Recently, enforcers in Harbin City's Prison in Heilongjiang Province aggravated the persecution against over two hundred Dafa practitioners detained there. They used extremely atrocious means to force Dafa practitioners to write the so-called "three statements."* They forbid Dafa practitioners to sleep, physically abused them, increased work time and work load, and forbid them seeing their families who visited.
It was learned that Dafa practitioners Wang Yudong, Li Xinya, Su Yan, Li Huifeng, Gong Haiou, Zhang Jian, Li Zhenzhong, and others are suffering inhuman tortures. Wang Yudong has been brutally beaten and is in critical condition. Li Huifeng has been abused into a traumatized state. The degree of persecution against the other practitioners is not known.
The Dafa practitioners who are severely persecuted are Li Huifeng, Zhang Jian, Han Songwei, Zhang Shuzhe, Lu Ping, Wen Jie, Gong Haiou, Su Yan, Li Zhenzhong and Wang Yudong.
* "Three Statements" are documents written under extreme pressure, torture and brainwashing, designed by the Chinese authorities to ensure that detained Falun Gong practitioners be appropriately brain-washed. The statements consist of a letter of repentance, a guarantee to never again practice Falun Gong, and a list containing names and addresses of all family, friends and acquaintances of the detainee who practices Falun Gong. This system was concocted by the "610 Office," 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.
[Tailai County, Heilongjiang Province] Practitioners Tortured to Disability by Tailiai County's Prison Training Team
Because Dafa practitioners who are illegally detained by the intensive training team in the Tailai County Prison in Heilongjiang Province refused to wear prisoner uniforms, and refused to recite the prison rules, guards instigated criminals to brutally torture them. One Dafa practitioner was beaten so relentlessly that he could not walk and could not take care of himself. Another Dafa practitioner tried to clarify the truth to the head of the prison, but the leader incited lawless policemen to brutally beat him using a club. He is now blind in his right eye.
[Tianmen City, Hubei Province] Director of the Political and Security Section from the City's Police Department and the Director of the "610 Office" Extort Money from Dafa Practitioners' Families
Zheng Xianjie, director of the Political and Security Section of the Tianmen City Police Department in Hubei Province, and Xiao, director of the "610 Office," often arrest Dafa practitioners, brutally beat them, and extort money from them. Recently, they extorted a 5,000 Yuan "bail fee" from a Dafa practitioner's family, without giving them a receipt. Additionally, they often extort Dafa practitioners' families using the concocted excuse of "buying food for practitioners." Furthermore, after they confiscate Dafa practitioner's books, they order some unemployed gangs to establish contact with Dafa practitioners and sell the books to them for a very high price, over 100 Yuan per book. [500 Yuan is the average monthly income in urban areas of China]
[Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Lawless Officials Forge Divorce Certificate to Frame Dafa
1. Lawless officials illegally fired three Dafa practitioners: Ms. Sun Jinying, Mr. Cui Lixin and Mr. Guo.
2. Other Dafa practitioners are not let off. They are given only 250 Yuan, with the remainder of their salary suspended.
3. Officials damage family stability. They forged a divorce certificate, and presented it to a practitioner's spouse while framing Falun Gong, thus destroying a family.
As we all known, divorce could only be processed after both husband and wife personally apply for it. But on June 10, 2000, officials from the Labor Service Company from a thermoelectricity factory privately made use of their authority to forge a divorce certificate, giving it to Mr. Liu Shunxiang's wife Guan Yulan, a teacher in the Miansan School, and also a Dafa practitioner. After Guan Yulan retired, she has not worked for the labor service company of the thermoelectricity factory, and she has never mentioned divorce.
[Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Arrest of Dafa Practitioner Li Xingquan: Whereabouts Unknown
On the night of January 14, 2003, when Dafa practitioner Mr. Li Xingquan from the Development District in Dalian City went out to distribute truth-clarifying materials, he was reported to police. On the second day, policeman Yu Huajun, from the Gaochengshan Police Precinct, led other lawless officers to ransack Li Xingquan's house. Later, Li Xingquan was imprisoned for 37 days at the No. 3 Detention Center. It was heard that he has been illegally sent to a forced labor camp. His family has not received any notice and doesn't know where Li Xingquan is being detained.
[Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Eliminate Evil Propaganda with Righteous Thoughts
During the 16th Party Congress, the propaganda window of the Wugang Employee College, opposite the Qingshan District's Committee of Wuhan City, maliciously slandered Dafa. After Dafa practitioners saw this, they began to clarify the truth. Practitioners hung truth-clarifying materials over the propaganda window, and in front of the district committee's door. They posted truth-clarifying materials on the window, and continuously sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil forces in other dimensions, until the evil propaganda was withdrawn.
[Beijing, China] Practitioner Zhang Lianjun
Dafa practitioner Mr. Zhang Lianjun, an undergraduate student who enrolled at Tsinghua University in 1994, obtained Dafa in March 1997. After July 20th, 1999, Zhang Lianjun visited the Appeals Office many times and wrote numerous letters to related government agencies to appeal for Dafa. He was often detained. His parents also suffered persecution because of his appeals. He was forced to stay away from home to avoid persecution. His whereabouts are currently unknown.
Another practitioner from Tsinghua University is currently being persecuted. Hereby we call on overseas practitioners and all kind-hearted people to pay attention to this situation and condemn the criminal deeds done by Jiang's scoundrel regime.
[Yidu City, Sichuan Province] Arrest of Practitioner Deng Yong
Practitioner Mr. Deng Yong from Yidu City, Sichuan Province was arrested by personnel from the local "610 Office." He was illegally sentenced to one year of forced labor.
[Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Persecution Methods Used to Torture Practitioners in Harbin City's Female Prison
- To persecute those practitioners who are determined in their Dafa beliefs, officials in the prison brainwash them for several hours every day with Dafa-slandering materials.
- Policemen lock up determined practitioners in a small confinement cell.
- Officials lure practitioners into giving up their belief by reducing their terms or releasing them from work detail.
- Officials order practitioners to shout out, "I am a Falun Gong prisoner" when practitioners see policemen, their visiting relatives or use the bath room; otherwise, the practitioners could not see their relatives. For very determined practitioners, officials persecute them mentally and abuse them with work overloads.
[Lincheng County, Hebei Province] Arrest of Practitioner Zhang Jingshen
Practitioner Mr. Zhang Jingshen from Lincheng County, Hebei Province was reported when he was distributing Dafa truth-clarifying materials and CDs in Shijialan Township. Four policemen from Shijialan Township's Police Precinct arrested him. He is now detained at the Lincheng County Detention Center.
[Xingtai City, Hebei Province] Arrest of Seven Practitioners
Recently, seven practitioners from Xingtai City, Hebei Province were arrested.
[Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Arrest of Practitioners Who Make and Distribute Truth-Clarifying Materials
Recently, officials from Jianghan District, Wuhan City, Hubei Province took "Disassociation Statements" [A statement to declare a dissociation with Falun Gong and promise not go to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong.] to practitioners' homes and forced practitioners sign them or be arrested and forced into a brainwashing class for persecution.
Wuhan City Police Department officials were very angry after finding a large quantity of Dafa truth-clarifying materials. Policemen arrested many practitioners who created the materials.
[China] Suggestions from Practitioners in Mainland China: Eliminate the "Internet Falun Gong Censor System"
We are suggesting to practitioners around the globe, especially Mainland practitioners, to set aside some time on a daily basis to send forth righteous thoughts to eliminate old forces' interference and damage to the Internet. When sending forth righteous thoughts, we can add one thought to eliminate the interference and damage from the "Internet Falun Gong Censor System" and other evil factors in order to protect the Internet and keep access to factual information open.