Latest News from China - December 21, 2003
- [Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Mr. Wang Dayuan, Teacher at Harbin Industrial University is Illegally Sentenced to 8 Years
- [Mengyin County, Shandong Province] Authorities in Mengyin County Spend 100,00 Yuan to Purchase Night Vision Equipment to Prevent Dafa Practitioners from Distributing Truth-Clarifying Materials
- [Wendeng City, Shandong Province] A Dafa Materials Site is Destroyed by Police in Wendeng City, Shandong Province
- [Tangshan City, Hebei Province] Dafa Practitioner Zhang Jinlu is Detained at Tangshan City First Detention Center
- [Luunan County, Shandong Province] Dafa Practitioner Qian Fajun Walks Out of Wangcun Forced Labor Camp with Strong Righteous Thoughts
- [China] Statement from an Eye Witness to the Self-immolation Incident
- [Beijing City] Dafa Practitioner Zhang Hongru is Illegally Detained at the Beijing Second Detention Center
- [Bazhou City, Hebei Province] Over 30 Dafa Practitioners Who Participated in Fa Experience Sharing are Illegally Arrested in Bazhou City
- [Luunan County, Shandong Province] Record of Policeman Xu Hennian Persecuting Dafa Practitioners in Luunan County in Shandong Province
- [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Some Prison Police at Shenyang City Dabei Second Prison Create Obstacles to Families Visiting Dafa Practitioners
- [Linyuan City, Liaoning Province] Record of Policeman Liu Jingkui Persecuting Dafa Practitioners
1. [Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Mr. Wang Dayuan, Teacher at Harbin Industrial University is Illegally Sentenced to 8 Years
Dafa practitioner Mr. Wang Dayuan, in his 30s, is a teacher at the College of Computer Science and Technology. He was arrested in November 2002. Police ransacked his home. After several months of detention, he was illegally sentenced to 8 years in prison by the Harbin City Court.
2. [Mengyin County, Shandong Province] Authorities in Mengyin County Spend 100,00 Yuan to Purchase Night Vision Equipment to Prevent Dafa Practitioners from Distributing Truth-Clarifying Materials
The authorities Mengyin county in Shandong province recently spent 100,00yuan [500 yuan is the average monthly income for an urban worker in China.] to purchase a special machine, possibly night vision equipment, to prevent Dafa practitioners from distributing truth-clarifying materials in Mengyin Park. It is said that this equipment can scan up to 10 kilometers in radius.
3. [Wendeng City, Shandong Province] A Dafa Materials Site is Destroyed by Police in Wendeng City, Shandong Province
On August 27, 2003, a Dafa materials site in Yazitou Village, Shuanglong Street District, Wendeng City, Shangdong Province was destroyed by police. At the time, three female practitioners were arrested; all three of them are over 45 years old. The losses included a combo-printer, a cell phone, a pager, a TV set, a DVD player, 3 CD/Cassette players, 1,500 yuan as well as other daily necessities.
4. [Tangshan City, Hebei Province] Dafa Practitioner Zhang Jinlu is Detained at Tangshan City First Detention Center
On the evening of August 17, 2002, Mr. Zhang Jinlu, together with several other Dafa practitioners, packed equipment and paper in a car to move the material site to another place. Shortly after they moved their car, they were intercepted by the vice-chief Wang and several plain-clothes policemen from the Tangshan Public Security Bureau of Hebei Province. With strong righteous thoughts and taking advantage of the dark environment at the time, the practitioners all got away successfully. Afterwards the police found Zhang Jinlu's ID in the car and went to his home. They said if he could pay 50,000 yuan deposit he would not be arrested. Under pressure, Zhang's family paid 10,000 yuan, but the car was not returned. Police said if nothing else happened within one year, they would return the money. They didn't leave a receipt. On July 30, 2003 near the one year due date, the police tricked Zhang Jinlu to the Lubei Police Station, and then sent him to the Tangshan City First Detention Center.
On November 3, 2003, there was a trial at the Lubei Police Station for practitioners Guo Xiaohui, Zhang Yunping, An Zhengjie, Han Xueyu, Sun Jianzhong etc. These practitioners all rejected the illegal trial and refused to sign the paper. Police had to rush through the trial quickly. These practitioners have been detained at the Tangshan City First Detention Center since then.
5. [Luunan County, Shandong Province] Dafa Practitioner Qian Fajun Walks Out of Wangcun Forced Labor Camp with Strong Righteous Thoughts
After enduring more than nine months of persecution, Dafa practitioner Qian Fajun, from Luunan County, Linyi City in Shandong province, openly walked out of the vicious Wangcun Forced Labor Camp on November 15, 2003, and thus effectively validated the Fa.
6. [China] Statement from an Eye Witness to the Self-immolation Incident
One day a plumber came to a Dafa practitioner's home to repair the water taps. The practitioner started to clarify the truth about the self-immolation to him. The plumber said "My next door neighbor was right there at that time. He saw some staff of the Tiananmen Square were driving out the tourists and saying "Stand further back, we are making a program here." Then he saw a person on fire and heavy smoke. Later when he watched the Self-immolation program on Focal Point of state-run Chinese Central TV (CCTV) which is exactly what he saw at Tiananmen Square, he felt it ridiculous that the government and its media organization would act out these types of harmful tricks!
7. [Beijing City] Dafa Practitioner Zhang Hongru is Illegally Detained at the Beijing Second Detention Center
Beijing Dafa practitioner Zhang Hongru was framed and has been illegally detained for over one year. The police have changed his detention site several times to conceal the information so that there is no evidence of persecution. Zhang Hongru is currently detained at the Beijing Second Detention Center, and no further information is available.
Detention Site: Jia 1, Changyin Xiang, Caoyang District, Beijing, China,
Telephone number of Caoyang Branch of Public Security Bureau: 86-10-85953400
Telephone number of Beijing City Public Security Bureau: 86-10-85225050
8. [Bazhou City, Hebei Province] Over 30 Dafa Practitioners Who Participated in an Experience Sharing Conference are Illegally Arrested in Bazhou City
The experience sharing meeting in Shengfang Town, Bazhou City in Hebei province was disrupted by police at 1PM on December 16, 2003. More than 30 practitioners were arrested.
Bazhou City Public Security Bureau: 86-316-7212883, 86-316-7212884,
Bazhou Command Center: 86-316-7223131
Bazhou Detention Center: 86-316-7212249
Bazhou Police Criminal Unit: 86-316-7453110
Bazhou Downtown Police Station, chief's office: 86-316-7216395
9. [Luunan County, Shandong Province] Record of Policeman Xu Hennian Persecuting Dafa Practitioners in Luunan County, Shandong Province
Xu Hennian is the former vice police chief at Yanma Village Police Station in Luunan County, Linyi City, Shandong Province. In 2000, he verbally abused and insulted several elderly Dafa practitioners at Yanma Village. When he was interrogating Dafa practitioner Ms. Lu Xuhua, Xu Hennian brutally punched Ms. Lu's chest causing Ms. Lu to fall from the seat and lose consciousness. Police had to use a small iron cart to move Ms. Lu to the detention center. Ms. Lu didn't regain consciousness until late that night. On February 17, 2003, Xu Hennian encountered Dafa practitioner Qian Fajun at a county fair. To get bystanders to help him capture practitioner Qian, Xu shouted that Qian was a murderer.
10. [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Some Prison Police at Shenyang City Dabei Second Prison Create Obstacles to Families Visiting Dafa Practitioners
Some prison police at the Dabei Second Prison in Shenyang City, Liaoning Province required visiting Dafa family members to make a statement on Falun Gong and its founder. Those who say negative things are allowed in, those who say positive things or those who are practitioners are then deprived of their right to visit. Currently there are two known prison policemen who set such obstacles:
Zhang Lei, male, in his 30s, team leader, responsible for Dafa practitioners in the second unit,
A policewoman at the reception room, in her 30s, slightly chubby face, short hair, name unknown.
11. [Linyuan City, Liaoning Province] Record of Policeman Liu Jingkui Persecuting Dafa Practitioners
Liu Jingkui is a policeman at the Wanyuan Town Police Station, Linyuan City, Liaoning province. On October 25 and 26, 2003, Liu Jingkui led police to use force to arrest several Dafa practitioners. He used these practitioners as hostages to extort and threaten practitioners' families for huge "fines" while he conducted several home searches, searching for the source of Dafa materials. He claimed "no money, no release of Dafa practitioners." Later he found some Dafa material at one of the practitioner's homes, and became even more vicious and wild, torturing that practitioner for several days. Recently Wanyuan Town Police illegally arrested Dafa practitioners Wang Xinrong and Wang Guifeng in the same village and Wang Yujuan in Linyuan City. On November 1, 2003, Dafa practitioners Qiao Yanhua and Song Yalian were arrested by them while clarifying the truth in the village. They also fined those who have compromised and no longer practice Dafa several thousands yuan; otherwise they would not release them.
Liu Jingkui's cell phone: 86-13068946867