Latest News from China - January 29, 2004
- [Panjin City, Liaoning Province] Ms. Zhao Liwei Is Sentenced to a Three-Year Term of Forced Labor in Masanjia
- [Zhengding County, Hebei Province] "610 Office" Authorities Arrest and Persecute Falun Gong Practitioners
- [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Ms. Liu Tao Is Tortured during Detention
- [Gaoyi County, Hebei Province] The Gaoyi Detention Center Tortures Falun Gong Practitioners
- [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Cases of Falun Gong Practitioners Sentenced to Forced Labor
- [Chongqing City] Falun Gong Practitioners Wang Daohua and Tian Zhengming Are Arrested
- [Leizhou City, Guangdong Province] Ms. Chen Yulian Is Detained
- [Shahe City, Shandong Province] Three Falun Gong Practitioners Are Arrested
- [Lingyuan City, Liaoning Province] Prison No. 1 Authorities in Lingyuan City Torture Falun Gong Practitioners
- [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Practitioner Cheng Kun Is Arrested
- [Nong'an County, Jilin Province] Policemen from the Nong'an Detention Center Torture Falun Gong Practitioners
- [Huaihua City, Hunan Province] Zhu Zhouxiang, Former Personnel Director of Huaihua Railway Water & Power Department, Is Unlawfully Sentenced to Forced Labor
- [Shantou City, Guangdong Province] Xie Xiulin Is Persecuted at a Detention Center
- [Changyi City, Shandong Province] Criminal Record of Policemen from the Changyi Public Security Branch
- [Lingyuan City, Liaoning Province] The Criminal Record of Fu Yanling, Director of Politics & Security Section of Lingyuan Public Security Bureau
- [Haiyang City, Shandong Province] "610 Office" Clerks Continue to Commit Crimes
- [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Dong Yiran is Tortured at the Nujiang Police Substation to Force a Confession
- [Jilin City, Jilin Province] Du Min Is Tortured at the Heizuizi Forced Labor Camp
- [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Tang Morong Is Tortured at the Heizuizi Forced Labor Camp
[Panjin City, Liaoning Province] Ms. Zhao Liwei Is Sentenced to a Three-Year Term of Forced Labor in Masanjia
On March 15, 2003, 30-year-old Falun Gong practitioner Zhao Liwei was unlawfully taken to the Panjin Detention Center for distributing materials that revealed the facts about the persecution. During detention, she was subjected to torture method whereby her limbs were shackled in the shape of a cross for over 20 days. Then, the "610 Office" officials summarily sentenced her to three years of forced labor at the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp, without proper legal procedure or trial [The "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].
[Zhengding County, Hebei Province] "610 Office" Authorities Arrest and Persecute Falun Gong Practitioners
In late November last year, "610 Office" authorities sent Ms. Qin Xiu'e and Mr. Li Xiangjin, two Falun Gong practitioners from Zhengding County, to a brainwashing center located in the capital city of the province.
Relevant phone numbers:
Yan Genhu, presiding judge of the Criminal Hall of Zhengding Court: 86-311-8021166 (home)
[Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Ms. Liu Tao Is Tortured during Detention
Ms. Liu Tao, a Falun Gong practitioner, was sentenced to forced labor in May 2001. During her detention, she was frequently subjected to all kinds of torture such as electric shock, and "tying the ropes" [The police tie up the practitioner with a thin rope, circle the rope around his neck, and tie his hands behind his back. Then the police use all their force to tighten the rope. The rope becomes tighter and tighter around the body of the practitioner, and makes it more and more difficult for him to breathe. The pain is so intense that the practitioner sometimes loses control of his bladder. There are instances when the rope was tightened enough to break a practitioner's arm. In some cases, they would even wet the ropes and tie it along marks from previous tortures to increase the pain]. According to an inside source, she was subjected to "tying the ropes" more than ten times. Once, during the process of brutal torture, Liu Tao was forced to jump from the fourth floor of the labor camp. Consequently, she fractured ten bones in her body and shattering four of them. However, she was not released on bail for medical treatment and her family members were not permitted to visit her.
On October 17, 2003, upon the completion of her term in the forced labor camp, Liu Tao was not released. Instead, the "610 Office" officials sent her to a brainwashing center located at the province capital to receive intensified persecution. She is still being detained.
The Hebei Legal Education Center is being used as a brainwashing center. The zip code is 050000.
Team no. 5 of the forced labor camp is located at #22, Beijiao Street, Shijiazhuang City.
[Gaoyi County, Hebei Province] The Gaoyi Detention Center Authorities Torture Falun Gong Practitioners
A criminal prisoner who had been detained at the Gaoyi Detention Center revealed accidentally that during 2000 to 2001, a male practitioner from outside the county had been detained in the Gaoyi Detention Center. Since the practitioner did not tell authorities his name, the guards there instructed a detained murderer from Guxingzhuang Village of the county to torture him by violently twisting a tooth brush that had been tightly clamped in between the fingers of the practitioner. [This type of torture is excruciating and can take off the skin and reveal ligaments and bones, as well as cause disability to the person's hand] Blood immediately started to stream down from his fingers. The other prisoners present were aghast at the bloody scene.
[Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Cases of Falun Gong Practitioners Sentenced to Forced Labor
Ms. Ma Qing, around 40 years old, is a Falun Gong practitioner from the Jingjing 3502 Plant in Shijiazhuang City. She was secretly sentenced to two years in forced labor camp and is detained at Shijiazhuang Prison (Prison No. 2 in Hebei Province).
Ma Qing was abducted in November 2002 while distributing truth-clarifying materials in Shijiazhuang City. She was detained at Detention Center No. 1 in Shijiazhuang City and transferred to Shijiazhuang Prison around October 2003.
Ms. Li Xinhua, in her forties, was sentenced to two years in forced labor. Currently, she is being detained in team no. 5 of the Shijiazhuang Forced Labor Camp.
Since 2002, Li Xinhua was homeless and destitute for over a year in order to avoid wrongful detention. Around October 2003, she went back home (at Jingjing 3502 Plant). Later, she was arrested while distributing truth-clarifying materials in the plant and sentenced to two years in a forced labor camp.
Ms. Feng Ruixue, a Falun Gong practitioner from the Chinese Medical Institute of Hebei Medical University, was sentenced to forced labor camp simply because she clarified the truth of Falun Gong to her students in class. Currently she is being detained in team no. 4 of the Shijiazhuang Forced Labor Camp.
[Chongqing City] Falun Gong Practitioners Wang Daohua and Tian Zhengming Are Abducted
Wang Daohua, a Falun Gong practitioner in his sixties from Village No. 6 of Dadi Township, Shuitu Town of Chongqing City, and Tian Zhengming, in his forties from Village No. 2 of Dadi Township, were arrested while explaining the truth of Falun Gong in Shansehngshiba Township on the evening of December 1, 2003. The Shuitu Township Police Substation and Beipei Public Security Bureau were involved in their arrest. The two practitioners' current whereabouts are unknown.
Phone number of the Shuitu Township Police Substation: 86-2368230286
Zhu Kai, director of the Shuitu Township Police Substation
Wang Haizhu, political instructor of the Shuitu Township Police Substation
[Leizhou City, Guangdong Province] Ms. Chen Yulian Is Detained
Chen Yulian is from Yingli Town of Leizhou City. She went back to her mothers' home in Kelu Town. On January 23 (the second day of the New Year according to the Chinese lunar calendar), people from "the 610 Office" broke into the home at midnight. They searched her mother's home and abducted Chen Yulian. The details are still being looked into. Chen Yulian's husband, who is the Party Secretary of Yingli Town, has been implicated.
[Shahe City, Shandong Province] Three Falun Gong Practitioners Are Arrested
On January 25, 2004, Ms. Yu Xia was abducted for distributing truth-clarifying materials. On January 26, Ms. Wang Xinying's home was searched. Dafa books, truth-clarifying materials, a computer, and 5,000 yuan cash were confiscated during the illegal search [500 yuan is the average monthly pay for an urban worker in China]. Wang Xinying and Zhang Caixia were arrested. Over a dozen police cars and over thirty policemen were involved in the arrest. Currently, the three practitioners are being transferred to Xingtai City.
[Lingyuan City, Liaoning Province] Prison No. 1 in Lingyuan City Tortures Falun Gong Practitioners
On October 29, police guards from Prison No. 1 of Lingyuan City transferred practitioner Xu Dawei to the strict supervision team. A man named Su Weizhong violently hit Xu's head, and another man named Yi Ku joined in. Both of them handcuffed Xu Dawei's hands in a high position above his head using two sets of handcuffs. The cuffs were so tight that they dug into his flesh. A person named Wu Jianning gagged Xu Dawei's mouth with a towel so that he could not make a sound. He was handcuffed in that position for a long time, during which he lost consciousness many times. In addition, Liu Laogen beat him brutally with a rubber pipe while Li Hongquan stabbed his skin with a needle until he lost consciousness. Later, Xu Dawei had to defecate and urinate in his pants. A director whose last name is Wang was present when Xu Dawei was tortured.
[Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Practitioner Cheng Kun Is Arrested
Cheng Kun is from Qingyuan County. He worked with computer software at the Dalian Chuangye Industry Garden. On the afternoon of December 24, 2003, his company supervisor and a clerk whose last name was Kou asked him to come talk with them. Instead, police from the Gaojiachun Police Substation arrested him and searched his home. They took away his computer, CD-burner, Palm Pilot, and CDs. Currently, Cheng Kun is being detained at the Yaojia Detention Center in Dalian City. His family members are not allowed to visit him.
[Nong'an County, Jilin Province] Policemen from the Nong'an Detention Center Torture Falun Gong Practitioners
Recently, the Nong'an Detention Center launched a new round of brutal persecution of detained Falun Gong practitioners. Liu Jianguo, assistant director of the detention center, instructed his staff to strictly monitor Falun Gong practitioners. He even personally beat and force-fed practitioners. Some practitioners had difficulty swallowing water due to the subsequent swelling in their throats after the force-feeding. Their lives are in great danger.
After Falun Gong was outlawed on July 20, 1999, Liu Jingyi from Hehuashan Town of Zhuanghe City insisted on continuing to practice. Officials in the local area broke into his home many times and searched for Dafa books and materials. He was detained for eighteen days in all. On April 24, 2004, he was abducted again and sent to the local police substation, where policemen, including Zhou Guobing and Liu Peng, beat him up inhumanely. After the beating, they detained him at Zhuanghe Prison for 36 days and then at the Zhuanghe Brainwashing Class for one week.
[Huaihua City, Hunan Province] Zhu Zhouxiang, Former Personnel Director of the Huaihua Railway Water & Power Department, Is Unlawfully Sentenced to Forced Labor
Zhu Zhouxiang, former personnel director of the Huaihua Railway Water & Power Department, was dismissed from his position, expelled from the Party, and sentenced to forced labor simply because he refused to renounce his belief in Falun Gong. On January 18, 2004 (two days before the Chinese Lunar New Year), he got a phone call from the operator of the department, asking him to pick up some things for the Chinese Lunar New Year celebration. He was then arrested by the railway police for no reason and without any of the proper legal procedures being followed. Currently, he is being detained at the Railway Public Security Detention Center.
General Company of Huaihua Railway in Hunan province:
Zhou Pinglai, Party Secretary of the Politics & Law Committee, in charge of the "610 Office": 86-7452112308 (home), 86-745218248 (work)
Phone number of the Politics & Law Committee: 86-7452183218
The director's last name is Shen.
[Shantou City, Guangdong Province] Xie Xiulin Is Persecuted at a Detention Center
Xie Xiulin, a Falun Gong practitioner around 40 years old, is from Shantou City. Around May 20, 2003, the Longhu Police Substation arrested her and searched her home. She was then sent to the Tuopu Detention Center. During detention, police guards hung her in the air and beat her with bamboo sticks for a whole week. Consequently, Xie Xiulin could not move around. However, the police still forced her to do heavy labor. She has been force-fed as well.
The Longhu Police Substation located at #20 of Changjiang Road: 86-754-8261361
Tuopu Detention Center in Shantou City: 86-754-2517562
Li Xiqiang, director: 86-13902731761 (cell), 86-754-2533562 (work), 86-754-8633868 (home)
Huang Yonghao, political instructor: 86-13902748456 (cell), 86-754-2524259 (work), 86-754-8546568 (home)
[Changyi City, Shandong Province] Criminal Record of Policemen from the Changyi Public Security Branch
Zhang Shuzeng, male, in his fifties, is the director of the Changyi Public Security Branch. Since 1999, he has been involved in persecuting Falun Gong practitioners. He doesn't beat practitioners in person, but he instructs policemen to arrest practitioners.
Zhang Yanchao, male, in his thirties, was transferred from the Duchang Police Substation to the "610 Office" in 2002. His wife is with the traffic police. He was the director of the Duchang Police Substation. He encourages his officers to beat up practitioners, young or old, male or female. He also searches practitioners' homes and imposes huge fines on them. He is one of the most vicious people responsible for persecuting Falun Gong practitioners.
Xu Weichao, male, in his early thirties, was the director of Kuiju Police Substation. In 2002, he came to work at the Changyi Public Security Branch. Since 1999, he has been persecuting Falun Gong. He arrests practitioners and sends them to forced labor camps. Even a lady in her sixties was sentenced to three years of forced labor by him. In addition, he imposes fines on practitioners and confiscates their money and personal belongings. The smallest amount that he has extorted is 5,000 yuan [equal to the annual income of an ordinary Chinese worker].
[Lingyuan City, Liaoning Province] The Criminal Record of Fu Yanling, Director of the Politics & Security Section of the Lingyuan Public Security Bureau
Since July 20, 1999, Fu Yanling has been involved in persecuting Falun Gong. The documents authorizing all of the practitioners in the city's unjust sentences to forced labor or prison are signed by him. Especially in 2001, the sabotage of the truth-clarifying material sites at the Lingyuan Steel & Iron Plant was conducted by him. In 2003, practitioner Wu Yuan was tortured to death in Dabei Prison in Shenyang province. Fu Yanling, Deputy Director Dong Zhimin and Yang Minghui approved the arrest of Wu Yuan and sentenced him to prison.
Fu Yanling's cellular phone number: 86-13600416011
[Haiyang City, Shandong Province] "610 Office" Clerks Keep Committing Crimes
Wang Wenjie, Yu Jinggao and Shao Wenbing, clerks from Haiyang "610 Office" arrested practitioner Wang Yuanguo on November 25, 2003. After that, they abducted Jiang Shumei from Sanjiao Village of Guocheng Town, Liu X from Zhaijiachuan Village, Zhang Shuhua and Han Wenkao from Honggou Village of Zhuwu Town one by one. Yu Hong'e and Liu Guochun from Zhaijiachuan Village had to leave their homes and became destitute prior to the Chinese Lunar New Year in order to avoid illegal detention. Yu Hong'e has a son who is a student, and he has been left alone at home. Liu Guochun used to be partially paralyzed. After practicing Falun Gong, he recovered and was able to do work like a normal person. However, the local authorities tried to make him to give up practicing Falun Gong. The officials threatened that if he didn't renounce his belief, his son would be required to pay 5,000 yuan to keep Liu Guochun out of detention. Given the circumstances, Liu Guochun left home to avoid further harassment and had to live under very difficult circumstances. After Wang Yuanguo and Han Wenkao were arrested, each of them had 5,000 Yuan and 3,000 Yuan extorted from them by the police before they were released.
[Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Dong Yiran is Tortured at the Nujiang Police Substation to Force a Confession
According to news from Minghui.net on January 26, Dong Yiran, age 43, was an employee from Technical Department No. 1 of the Criminal Team in the Shenyang Public Security Bureau. On January 20, he was arrested near the Liaoning Provincial Public Security Department. Later, he was subjected to inhumane torture.
Through investigation, it is clear now that Dong Yiran lives in Huanggu District under the supervision of the Nujiang Police Substation. Policemen and director Song Tiejun from the police substation subjected Dong Yiran to brutal torture, beating him up and soaking him in cold water when it was 28 degrees below freezing outside. All of his clothes were soaked through. The leather belt used to beat him broke. After the beating, his right eyelid was cut and swollen, and his lips were bleeding. Currently, Dong Yiran is held at the detention center in Huanggu District.
The Huanggu Public Security Bureau: #232 of Huanshan Road
Post Code: 110036
Phone number of the Nujiang Police Substation: 86-24-86842015
[Jilin City, Jilin Province] Du Min Is Tortured at the Heizuizi Forced Labor Camp
Jilin Practitioner Du Min is being detained in team no. 4 of the Heizuizi Female Forced Labor Camp in Changchun City, where she is subjected to torture both physically and mentally. Around August 2003, she fell from the upper bunk to the floor. For several days, she could not sleep at all, nor could she lie down. However, she was still forced to work. She had to finish about three packages of three-fold paper (a hundred pieces of paper were in each package). On the eighth day, after the fall, she had an X-ray. It turned out that two of her ribs were broken and they were not mending properly. She did not feel strong enough to do work. Yet, Feng Xiaochun, a police guard from group no. 3, forced her to keep working. Her term of forced labor should have concluded on November 28. However, she hasn't been released yet. Her whereabouts are currently unknown.
Heads of team no. 4
Guan Wei, head of team no. 4, lives at #38, Building 5, Xiaojie of Changchun City. Her number is 86-0431-5705043.
Zhang Guimei lives at Suit 601, 168-24, Xi'an Avenue, Changchun City. Her number is 86-0431-7965537.
Li Xiaohua lives at #302, 20-5, Dongling Street, Changchun City. Her number is 86-0431-5682402.
[Changchun City, Jilin Province] Tang Morong is Tortured at the Heizuizi Forced Labor Camp
Tang Morong, a practitioner from Nong'an County, is being detained at team no. 1 of the Heizuizi Female Forced Labor Camp, where she was tortured both physically and mentally. Around July 2003, she could not eat and vomited continuously. Currently, she is immobile, and her weight has dropped from over 140 jin to 90 jin [about 99 lbs]. Her life is in great danger.
Switchboard of the forced labor camp: 86-0431-5384312
Fan Youlan, director of the labor camp, lives on the right hand apartment on the sixth floor, No.33 of Jianyang Street, Changchun City. Her number is 86-0431-7697329
Yan Lifeng, from team no. 1: 86-0431-7931582
Li Ying lives at #503, Gate 2 of No.21-13, Bei'anlufu, Changchun City. Her number is 86-0431-2749435.