Latest News from China - 02/25/2003
- [Benxi City, Liaoning Province] Falun Gong Practitioners Are Sentenced Illegally
- [Shandong Province] Dafa Practitioners Yang Guili and Zhang Tongwu Are Sent to Forced Labor Camp
- [Sichuan Province] Falun Gong Practitioners Are Detained in Beigu Forced Labor Camp and Drug Rehabilitation Center
- [Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Dafa Practitioners at Dongfeng New Village Are Persecuted
- [Xichang City, Sichuan Province] Several Dafa Practitioners Are Arrested
- [Chongqing City] Middle School Teacher Xiang Zhongyao Has Been On Hunger Strike for Over 10 Days
- [Hegang City, Heilongjiang Province] Dafa Practitioner Jiao Fenghui Is Arrested
[Benxi City, Liaoning Province] Falun Gong Practitioners Are Sentenced Illegally
The Xihu District Court in Benxi City cruelly persecutes Dafa practitioners. In 2002 the court sentenced a number of Dafa practitioners to prison.
Practitioners who have been sentenced include the following:
Zhang Liang, 31 years old, a doctor at Central Hospital; sentenced to 10 years.
Zhao Chenglin, 40 years old, a military doctor; sentenced to 10 years.
Lu Jinyu, 37 years old, a teacher at Benxi University; sentenced to 9 years.
Song Yuegang, 22 years old; sentenced to 9 years.
Liu Guifen, female, 45 years old; sentenced to 8 years
Zhang Yongqi, 37 years old; sentenced to 5 years.
[Shandong Province] Dafa Practitioners Yang Guili and Zhang Tongwu Are Sent to Forced Labor Camp
On October 28, 2002, police from Weifang City, Shandong Province abducted Dafa practitioners Ms. Yang Guili and Mr. Zhang Tongwu in broad daylight. They were detained in the Shouguang Detention Center. Their family members were forbidden from visiting them. However, one month later the police instructed their family members to come to the detention center, and asked them to sign a notice stating that Ms. Yang and Mr. Zhang were being sentenced to forced labor terms. The family members firmly refused to sign. It turned out that the police had already sent Yang Guili and Zhang Tongwu to the labor camps without notifying their family members. Mr. Zhang was sent to Changle Forced Labor Camp while Ms. Yang was sent to Wangcun Forced Labor Camp. According to reliable sources, Ms. Yang was very weak when she was sent to the labor camp and she was vomiting blood, but the police still used force to send her to Wangcun Forced Labor Camp.
[Sichuan Province] Falun Gong Practitioners Are Detained in Beigu Forced Labor Camp and Drug Rehabilitation Center
Several Dafa practitioners are being detained in the Beigu Forced Labor Camp and Drug Rehabilitation Center, some for as long as six months. Liu Fengjun, a Dafa practitioner from Hebian Town, Suining City, was caught by the police on the night of February 18, 2003. He is presently detained in the Beigu Forced Labor Camp. Liu Fengjun's brother is currently detained at the Beigu Drug Rehabilitation Center.
Telephone number of Beigu Forced Labor Camp: 86-825-2397773.
Phone number of the Beigu Drug Rehabilitation Center: 86-825-2397936.
[Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Dafa Practitioners at Dongfeng New Village Are Persecuted
- Zhang Jing, female, is 35 years old. She has a college degree and is an
accountant. She was detained by the authorities for 15 days on June 14, 2000
for practicing Falun Gong. After being released and going back to work, the
leader of her work unit fined her 2,000 Yuan [approximately four times the
average monthly salary of an urban worker] under orders from the mayor and
the local "610 Office" [The "610 Office" is an agency specifically
created to persecuteáFalun Gong, with absolute power over each level of
administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems].
She paid the fine but was not given any receipt. What is more, the work unit
punished her further by discharging her from her job, but keeping the post for
one year. 600 Yuan was deducted from her salary each month. After the one-year
term was filled, her salary did not fully recover until five months later. Ms.
Zhang was not rehired to her original post, but instead was dispatched to a
different, more difficult position.
On August 6, 2002, Zhang Jing went to distribute truth-clarifying materials by taxi and was reported by the driver. The police found just over 100 flyers with her, but reported it as "carrying 243 copies of flyers," and sentenced her to one month of detention. During this period, the police applied to send her to forced labor camp, but because the number of flyers was not high enough, the authorities did not approve the application. The police then shortened the detention period to 15 days due to lack of sufficient "evidence." But after the term was up the police refused to release her, using the excuse that the sensitive period of the National Day was approaching, and sentenced her to two more months. Later the police adopted the basest means, by changing the records of interrogation and fabricating lies, including increasing the number of flyers to 590, and later to 729. In the court, Zhang Jing was illegally sentenced to four years of prison. She appealed to the Middle Level Court but was refused. Zhang Jing has been sent to Harbin Female Jail.
During this time, Ms. Zhang's family members went to the police station, the court and the procurator, but all these institutions shirked their responsibility using the excuse that "all these laws have been redefined by the higher authority, and we can do nothing about it." It is said that the Political and Judiciary Committee defined the sentence in a meeting in advance.
- Li Guidong, 35 years old, has a university degree and works as a cartographer. He lives in Dongfeng District in Daqing City.
Mr. Li went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Dafa on June 20, 2000, and was taken back by his work unit and the local police. He was detained for 57 days. After being released, the unit fined him 2,000 Yuan according to the directives of the mayor and the "610 Office", but he was not given any receipt. He was also given the punishment of "dismissal but keeping the post for one year". Each month 600 Yuan was deducted from his salary, not to be fully recovered until three months after the one-year term is completed. During this year he cannot apply for any promotions at work, and his salary cannot be increased for two years.
[Xichang City, Sichuan Province] Several Dafa Practitioners Are Arrested
Que Qingbo, male, 22 years old, a Dafa practitioner from Miyi County, Panzhihua City, was arrested by the police together with practitioner Ms. Xu, in Xichang City on the afternoon of February 13. On February 14, four practitioners, Guo Hongping (female), Yuan Daqun, Mr. Bian and Mr. Song were also arrested.
[Chongqing City] Middle School Teacher Xiang Zhongyao Has Been On Hunger Strike for Over 10 Days
Dafa practitioner Xiang Zhongyao, female, was a teacher at the Chongqing No. 124 Middle School. She was dismissed from her teaching post because she went to Beijing to safeguard the Fa. She was illegally detained in the Maojiashan Female Labor Camp in November 1999. In June 2001 she broke out of the evil den with righteous thoughts and rejoined the current of Fa rectification. In January 2002 she was betrayed by a person in Guangxi Province and detained at the Hepu County Detention Center, together with several other fellow practitioners. She has been detained for more than one year and has suffered various tortures, but she firmly continues to practice Falun Dafa. Ms. Xiang has been on numerous hunger strikes to protest the detention and call for her release. However the evil continues to run rampant and has not released her. What is more, the local court is planning to sentence her illegally. Several practitioners came to the understanding that they should deny the arrangements of the old forces. Ms. Xiang has gone on a hunger strike again. It has been over ten days now.
[Hegang City, Heilongjiang Province] Dafa Practitioner Jiao Fenghui Is Arrested
Ms. Jiao Fenghui lives in Gongnong District, Hegang City. She was arrested at home by plainclothes police from the Gongnong Police Station on February 11. She is currently detained in the Hegang No. 2 Detention Center.
"610 Office" of Hegang City: Li Jinyou, Office Phone: 86-468-3341597
Hegang No. 2 Detention Center: Li Shulin, Office Phone: 86-468-3400001;