Chinese Government's Severe
Of Falun Gong Practitioners'
THE FOLLOWING IS ONLY AN INCOMPLETE LIST. WE WILL UPDATE
THIS AS WE RECEIVE MORE REPORTS.
Chinese government blocks the passage of information in all means, including:
People have risked their lives to
get this information out of China. Thus, for some happenings,
we may not have exact location and time. All phone lines, email, and Internet
web sites in China are closely monitored or cut off. We now reveal to the
world a small sample of the faxes and emails that friends and relatives
have received from Falun Dafa practitioners.
Forcing domestic peoples to be silent by using their dictating power
like army and police;
Preventing international media, even those physically in China, from
obtaining the first-hand facts;
Spreading lies all over the world after cutting the contact between
people and foreign media.
As early as before July 20th, Falun Gong practitioners had already been
harassed, wiretapped, tailed. However, the situation became extremely severe
after July 20th and the persecution towards Falun Gong was escalated as
shown in the records below. Thus, this report is divided into two parts:
The situation in China is still developing and getting worse by the hour.
We call on all kind-hearted people in the world to appeal to the Chinese
government to stop these brutal persecution and respect human rights and
to allow Chinese citizens the basic right to read the virtuous book and
to practice the health enhancing exercises of their choice.
Part 3 From September to October
September 3, 1999
September 5, 1999
It is heard that in recent days, practitioners
who go out to practice are arrested, some stayed in the police department
for one or two days, some are still not released until now, some are put
together with the criminals. The living conditions are very
bad! The situations in other regions are even worse and practitioners are
under more pressures. Because of going to appeal, my relative's personal
freedom was restrained for about 10 days.
There is a practitioner from northeast of China, he was interrogated by
police department right after he came back. Then, he was place under house
arrest by his working unit for half a month.
It is also heard that practitioners in rural area of Hebei province are
asked to pay fine. If practitioners do not pay
the fine, they will be beaten. (Some beating cases also happened
in countryside of Beijing).
In the morning of September 3, four college students were arrested when
they were practicing Falun Gong on campus.
September 8, 1999
In the morning of September 4, practitioners were surrounded by policemen
during their practice. Practitioners were taken to police office and interrogated.
Everybody expressed their firm resolution toward Dafa. Some practitioners
were released after leaving their name. Some practitioners were summoned
to police office again around noon. Nine practitioners were detained at
Dengfeng police station. Three of them left after turning in the fine of
100 Yuan, the other six practitioners were detained. One man was detained
at the detainment station of Lushun City and the other five women were
sent to Dalian.
In the morning of September 5, two practitioners were arrested during their
practice and were asked for fine. They realized that they didn't violate
any law and it is their right to practice in the morning. They were detained
for refusing to turn in any fine.
Shichang police station arrested a total of five practitioners. It is said
that they would be detained from 5 to 15 days.
Yantan City, Shandong Province
September 12, 1999
At the night of September 8, the police department and neighborhood office
went to search the practitioners' homes without prior notice and asked
the practitioners to provide information regarding recent activities of
Falun Gong. The practitioners who were arrested on 7/22 and 7/3 and later
released are strictly monitored, they have to report if they go out. The
neighborhood mobilizes the practitioners' neighbors, working units and
relatives to monitor the practitioners. Some neighborhood offices even
used the excuse of helping the practitioners to clean their electronics
in order to check what the practitioners are doing at home. The normal
life of practitioners is seriously interfered and they even can not visit
their relatives because it may get their relatives involved.
On Sep. 8, the Security Department of Beijing announced that any activity
related to Dafa is prohibited including private practice. Any
gathering of more than three practitioners is illegal.
Shenyang, Dalian and Other Cities in Liaoning Province
The Situation in Jail
Starting from the midnight of July 20, 1999, the Chinese government carried
out a large-scale illegal arrest of key contact people of Falun Gong in
different parts of the country. Many other Falun Gong practitioners then
went to the local governments to appeal for the release of the innocent
arrested people. Public security departments, which had been well prepared,
immediately dispatched armed policemen equipped with electronic sticks
as well as sticks made of hard rubber in order to disperse the armless
Falun Gong practitioners, including senior citizens of seventy years old
and pregnant women.
Besides beating the practitioners who came to appeal, they also detained
many of them. They threw them into a big bus and took them to a school.
They forced them to leave their names, working addresses, home addresses,
telephone numbers and their signatures. The detained practitioners were
not released until 10pm. Food, drink, and toilet were not available for
a whole day.
On the street, cabs and buses could be stopped suddenly by the police.
The police officers would check passengers' bags and luggage. Once someone
was found to carry Falun Gong books, he would be taken away immediately.
In the countryside, the situation was even worse. Country
officials and public security officers beat up people more violently.
If they knew that any Falun Gong practitioners had gone to the town to
appeal, they would immediately ransack their home,
and seize all the Falun Gong books or pictures, and also their money and
September 16, 1999
Those arrested Falun Gong practitioners were divided into three categories.
The first category consisted of key contact people. The so-called important
members made up the second category. Common practitioners were in the third
category. Practitioners in the first two categories
were kept in individual cells and treated as political prisoners. For the
first seven days and nights after their arrests, they were not allowed
to sleep. They had to do hard labors during the day, and at night they
were interrogated. Such was the fatigue tactics adopted by the
police. During the interrogation, the police officers shouted loudly at
the practitioners in order to force them to submit to the mental torture.
who were considered as important prisoners by the police were forced to
change their names. When their family members inquired about them, the
police would tell them that there were no such people. When
interrogating practitioners, police would call their imposed new names.
Practitioners had to answer "Yes" loudly. Otherwise, they would be beaten
For the first two weeks after their arrests, practitioners
were not allowed to change their clothes, nor were their families
allowed to send them clothes etc.
Only 165 grams (4.4 oz) of food were allowed in
each meal, which only had steamed buns that had become mildewed and turned
sour. The soup was made of some mashed vegetable leaves with
some salt added. No oil could be found in a whole bowl of soup. The food
was simply not enough.
Common arrested practitioners stayed together with prisoners in the jail.
single bed was assigned to two people. Thus two people had to take turns
to sleep. They were allowed to go to the restroom for only twice a day.
During the day they were forced to do hard labors. Some women were forced
to knit one sweater per day. If they could not finish it, they would not
be allowed to eat and sleep. Those who did not know how to knit were forced
to learn. Moreover, these practitioners could be interrogated at any time.
Although the treatment was so cruel, most practitioners always treated
themselves as Falun Gong practitioners by following the teaching of Falun
Gong. They did not even forget to introduce Falun
Gong to prisoners around them and to help them to begin new lives as good
Actual events happened in a detention center
in Dalian, China
October 3, 1999
The following are all actual events that happened in a detention center
for women. There are now still over 50 practitioners being held there,
they generally received inhuman treatments.
One practitioner was handcuffed to an iron gate
from 6A.M. to 9 A.M. the next morning. She was forced to stand
there and was not allowed to go to the bathroom. If
she needed to use the toilet, the other practitioners had to help her out
with a bucket. And she had to be fed by other practitioners.
A practitioner was handcuffed to the iron fence
in the prison in such a way that she could not completely stand up and
could not completely squat down either. She was locked in such a painful
posture for a whole day without access to toilet facilities.
Two practitioners were handcuffed together back
to back and were forced to stand for 2 days. Because the handcuff
was designed to tighten up upon movements, the guard at the prison had
to loosen it for at least 3 times a day, otherwise, their hands would be
completely ruined. During these 2 days, they were
also denied access to toilet facilities and had to reply on other practitioners'
assistance. In order to avoid burdening other practitioners, they had to
Another practitioner was considered a "stubborn one" by the police, hence
was handcuffed for several days without being released. Because she did
not want to burden the other practitioners to feed her and assist her,
she fasted for 7 days and 7 nights. It was not until she fainted for several
times that the police finally released her to avoid causing death.
Also, the practitioners are often beaten and sworn
at by the guards inside. Except the few practitioners, who are considered
as the important ones by the police, are being locked up in single cells,
the majority of the remaining practitioners are locked up with some prostitutes.
Therefore, they often have to also endure slanders, beatings and dirty
words from these prostitutes. There is a young girl who is only
16 years old, she is also locked up in the detention center simply because
she practiced the exercises in a park. One day, a prostitute started beating
this young girl, and another practitioner said: "You cannot beat people!".
that prostitute used her handcuff to hit this practitioner's head 3 times,
immediately causing her head to bleed.
It is said the detention centers for men are even
Right now, there are still many prisons in
China detaining many Falun Gong practitioners. The majority of these practitioners
suffer some inhuman treatments.
Changchun City, Jilin Province
October 5, 1999
In Changchun city, more than 800 practitioners were detained, including
pregnant women, women who were breast feeding, and the handicapped. Around
400 practitioners went on a hunger strike for four days and were dispersed
to different local police stations.
Dalian City, Liaoning Province
Professor Tortured to Lose Consciousness for Practicing
Zhu Hang, female, Associate Professor of Department of Humanity and
Social Sciences, Dalian University of Science and Technology, Dalian City,
Liaoning Province, China
She was arrested while practicing the Falun Gong exercises in a park
on Aug. 30, 1999. In the Dalian YaoJia Detention Center located in NanGuanLing,
she went through unimaginable suffering, inhuman treatment, and torture.
She was tortured with the "Di Lao" (translated literally as the "prison
in hell") device that held her immobilized, unable to use the toilet or
eat on her own. She fasted for 7 days and nights and lost consciouness,
and was sent to the People's No. 2 Hospital in Dalian City to recover.
Because of the "Di Lao" device, her left foot is currently swollen to
almost double its original size. Her right foot is better now but still
has many injuries.
October 7, 1999
Real Stories of Falun Gong Practitioners in a
Detention Center in Beijing
Qiliqu detention center in Changping County, Beijing, detained many
Falun Gong practitioners. In order to ask the police to report their appeals
to higher authorities, sixty detained practitioners began a hunger strike
on Sept. 7. Most of them refused to eat for 8 or 9 days. During the strike,
they had to endure 2-3 hours of interrogation every day. Some were yelled
at, beaten up or punished by the police. On the morning of September 9th,
the police forced them to stand under the burning Sun for three hours even
though they had not eaten anything for almost 3 days. Some practitioners
vomited and became dehydrated. But the police did not allow them to drink
water or take a rest. They beat those who could not stand any more .
Ms. Xihong Zhang and practitioner "No. 4" had been on strike for 10
days but they were still chained. The hands and feet of Ms. Zhang were
locked together so that her head almost touched the ground when she walked.
On the evening of Sept. 14th, a chief officer returned after getting drunk.
The policemen in the Office 5 of Pre-trial Department used whatever instruments
were at hand, such as belts, iron wires, screw drivers, to torture practitioners
until they got tired or hungry. Even so, they would still punish them by
forcing them to bow 90 degrees with their hands elevated behind them. The
policemen tortured them until they got hungry or until those they were
torturing almost lost consciousness.
Another practitioner, Guo Fen-Ren, was beaten by a policeman using a
string of keys and there was blood all over her face.
Practitioner "No 10" was beaten by the police with a screwdriver and
her eyes got injured.
There was a little girl whose lower lip was split because of the beating.
Zhaoyuan City, Shandong Province
Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province
Ms. ZHAO JINHUA OF SHANDONG PROVINCE WAS TORTURED
TO DEATH FOR PRACTICING FALUN GONG
Ms. Zhao Jinhua, age 42, a resident of Zhaojia village, Zhangxing county,
Zhaoyuan city of Shandong province.
On Sept. 27, 1999, Ms. Zhao was taken away by the Zhangxing County police.
The police asked her if she would continue to practice Falun Gong. She
said "yes", and they started to torture her. She lost consciousness on
the morning of Oct. 7 and was sent to the county hospital emergency room.
After she regained consciousness she was returned to the police and tortured
again until 3 PM. She died en route back to the hospital this time. She
was tortured with, at least, police electric clubs and rubber clubs, and
electrified with old-style rotary telephones Her skin was broken all over
her body except on her face. On the morning of Oct. 8, forensic doctors
of Zhaoyuan City dissected her body. In the afternoon, forensic medical
experts of Yantai City made another autopsy, reported as follows: Injuries
and wounds on many parts of the body except the head: Deposited blood beneath
the skin for a total area of 120 cm x 60 cm; Conclusion: death caused by
beating with blunt objects.
(Reported by Associated Press (AP), Agence France-Presse (AFP) Reports,
and British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Report)
October 9, 1999
ZHU SHAO-LAN DIED DURING HUNGER STRIKE FOR FREEDOM
OF PRACTICING FALUN GONG
Zhu Shao-lan, female, 50 years old, living at 29 Fudeli, Unit 4, Apt
66, Jinzhou city of Liaoning province, is another Falun Gong practitioner
who is reported to die for her belief in Falun Gong.
On September 28, Falun Gong practitioners in Jinzhou collected signatures
for an open letter intended to appeal for the freedom of practicing Falun
Gong. Many practitioners involved were arrested. To protest against the
injustice, more than 40 practitioners started to fast on the next day.
Zhu Shao-lan was one of them. Two days later, she became very weak. On
the fourth day, she started to vomit. The local police in Raoyang sent
her to the hospital on October 5, and she died in the hospital on the morning
of October 7.
The death of Zhu Shao-lan was another tragedy resulted from Chinese
government's brutal suppression of Falun Gong and its inhuman mistreatment
of Falun Gong practitioners.
Menghe Town of Wujin City, Jiangsu Province
October 10, 1999
Falun Gong Practitioner Mr. Cheng Zhong Is Being Tortured in a Hospital
for Mental Diseases
Cheng Zhong, Menghe Town of Wujin City, Jiangsu Province, 55 years
Local policemen asked me to give up practice of Falun Gong but I didn't
give in.On the afternoon of September 28, some policemen took
me to The Third Hospital of Wujin city, which is a hospital for mental
diseases. In the hospital, They forced me to take medicines and tortured
me with an electric instrument for 5 times. So far, it has been like this
for more than ten days.
I am feeling very cold as I only have a T-shirt on me. My family does
not know my whereabouts. I do not have clothes to change, nor can I shave.
In fact, the hospital, whose name is "humanitarian
hospital", is detaining many people who appealed to the government for
various injustice they received. It is an even worse place with
much more cruel mental and physical tortures.
October 12, 1999
Falun Dafa Practitioners in Northeastern China
are in Great Danger
There are still several hundred Falun Dafa practitioners detained in
jails in Changchun. Some practitioners were brutally beaten. Regardless
of gender, they were beaten with their clothes removed. There were wounds
all over their bodies. The policemen even beat pregnant women. Ms. Xu was
beaten while handcuffed and in a hanging position. Her back had wounds
Jiaozhou City, Shandong Province
October 13, 1999
September 8th. In order to make sure that no Falun Gong practitioners would
go to Beijing to appeal during the week of National Day, the local government
arrested about 50 Falun Gong practitioners, and has not released them yet.
The practitioners received inhumane treatment from the police during their
detention. Some practitioners were not allowed to sleep for up to five
days, and some were not allowed to have any food for three days. After
they were badly beaten up, they were warned that they should not reveal
the mistreatment to other people when they were released. In the countryside,
many practitioners were forced to pay a large amount of money, as a deposit,
to guarantee that they would not go to Beijing to appeal.
Some practitioners were sent to psychiatric hospitals and were detained
together with patients. Wei Hua-yu, an employee
of Jiaozhou Accounting Firm, and Tan Gui-hua, an employee of the Third
Shoe Factory of Jiaozhuo, were detained in a psychiatric hospital and were
injected with sedative (sleeping aid medicine) for over 20 days.
October 14, 1999
Some Falun Gong practitioners were arrested by the police before October
1st and are still being detained. The length of their detention has already
surpassed the 15-day maximum initially stated by the police.
Zhang, Ling-de, 62 years old. On September 13, I went to appeal to the
City Committee and was put into a detention center. They said I would be
detained for 15 days. However, today is already the 31st day and I am still
Tong Li. On September 30, Zhang Ge-mei, who works with me, and I said we
would continue to practice Falun Gong. Police came to arrest us and detain
us for 15 days. We are still in the detention center.
Jinzhou, Liaoning Province
Zhaoyuan City, Shandong Province
According to an officer in Jinzhou, someone in Chinese leaderships declared
Falun Dafa as an "evil religion". Jinzhou City
government will take an extreme measure by sending 12 practitioners on
hunger strike to a drug-stopping institute.
An Incomplete list of Falun Gong Practitioners
in Zhaoyuan City of Shandong Province who have suffered inhumane tortures:
October 15, 1999
Li Wen-nan, from Shanyujia Village of Jinling Town. At midnight of July
23rd, several people suddenly broke into his home and took him to the local
government building. 5 or 6 people encircled him
and beat him madly until he fell down to the ground many times and could
not stand up anymore. Later an X-ray examination in the hospital showed
that there was internal bleeding inside his breast. For many
days he could not work after he went back home from hospital.
Wang Cui-qin, from Liujia Village of Jinling Town. The local government
officials detained her at a room. Two people stood
behind her and beat her with rubber clubs. Two people stood in front of
her and beat her head and slapped her face. Her face was swollen because
of the mad beatings. After they tortured her like this for about
half an hour, they forced her to stand with her
leg bent and with a cement road-pile on her shoulders. As soon
as she moved, they would beat her madly for another half hour...
Yu Ai-yun, from Yujia Village of Jinling Town. On the evening of July 21,
she and the other 4 Falun Gong practitioners were dragged to the residential
area of the local government officials. Local officials and their family
members first verbally abused practitioners and started to punch and kick
them. Brutal beatings last for 20 minutes.
Yang Tong-wu, from Big Chenjia Village, is a retired
senior gentleman of 78 years old. He was forced to stand barefooted on
the asphalt road, which was as hot as 103 degrees, until his two feet were
Fu Ying-xia, from Big Qingjia Town. She was forced
to kneel on the bricks with bricks in her armpits and with a wooden stick
in her legs, until she lost her consciousness.
Gao Yan, from Gaojialin of Nanyuan Town. She was
hung up with a rope and tortured and lost her consciousness three times.
After she lost consciousness, they would poured cold water on her face
to make her regain consciousness so that they could continue the torture.
Lu Chun-na, from Wanjia of Daqingjia Town. On October 5, she came back
from Beijing and was seriously injured from being
beaten up by the local government officials. She was then sent to hospital
for emergency treatment.
Wu Jian-ming, Zhang Shu-xiang, Wang Mei-feng, Liu Yue-jun and Du Wang-quan,
employees of a Gold Smeltery factory. Because they refused to denounce
Falun Gong, they were first detained in the factory's
security office for 7 days and then detained in the city detention center
for about 10 to 15 days. They were all fired the day after they were released.
Zhao Jin-hua, Wang Hao-hong, Wang Feng-nan, Zhan Ke-yun and others practitioners
from Zhangxing Town were taken to the local government and then to the
local detention center. The police beat them madly
with rubber clubs and electric clubs.Ms. Zhao Jinhua was wounded all over
her body and suffered haematuria etc. On October 7, Ms Zhao was tortured
to death at the age of 42. To cover the truth, the police sent
her body to the city hospital without informing her family, and also claimed
that she died of myocardial infarction. They also threatened
her family members and forced them to write a statement to claim that she
was not died of torture. When fellow practitioners went to hospital
to visit Ms. Zhao, they were arrested and detained without any reason.
Wang Shao-hua, an employee in the sales department of Jinling Town, was
seriously injured from the torture on the evening of October 8. At one
o'clock in the next morning he was sent home half died and was
warned not to disclose what he had suffered to other people.
Cao Zhi-ying and her niece were tortured for a
whole night by the local government officials after they were taken back
from Beijing. They almost died of the torture.Those who beat them also
confiscated their money of 3,900 Yuan.
Yu Ying-bin and his brother of Zhaoyuan Gold Smeltery were
fined 10,000 Yuan. Liu Dian-jun and Zhou Jin-ling each paid a deposit of
5,000 Yuan. Yang Xiu-ying paid 2,000. Illegally confiscated
properties include Yang Xiu-ying's computer, Liu Dianjun's tape-recorder,
Jinzhou, Liaoning Province
Maoming, Guangdong Province
Wang Zhi-Hui from Jinzhou was arrested in Beijing in his attempting to
appeal to central authorities on September 27 and was then sent back to
Jinzhou detention center. He fasted for 7 days
there. He was beaten up terribly. His gum became loose due to the brutal
beatings. His whereabouts is unknown since then.
Deng Shao-song, a Falun Dafa practitioner from Maoming. He was arrested
in Beijing when he was there to appeal and sent back to Maoming detention
center. He was beaten to lose consciousness by
the police, and was sent to the hospital for emergency treatment. The diagnosis
was "broken skull and bleeding in outer retina." His left eye rim was black
and swollen. He could not have any food. Currently, many Falun
Dafa practitioners in Maoming are still being detained.
In An-Shan City, Falun Gong practitioners Wang Wei, Hu Shu-zhi and Ning
Gui-ying were arrested at home on September 24 only because they were contact
people of Falun Dafa and detained in the local Yuemingshan Detention Center.
were hung up to a heating pipe and were beaten up for a whole night because
they all declared to continue to practice Falun Dafa. So far,
Wang Wei has not been released yet.
The police in Guang County of Shandong Province force Falun Dafa practitioners
to pay fines. Anyone who had gone to Beijing after
July 21st must pay 3,000 Yuan. They also require everyone to pay 5,000
Yuan as a deposit to guarantee that they will not go to Beijing to appeal.
Some Falun Dafa practitioners have no choice but to go to Beijing to appeal.
Changchun, Jilin Province
Wang Yu-xiang and Sun Shu-feng, who are a couple, went to Beijing to appeal
in September. The police sent them back to Changchun before they could
appeal. They were detained until October 8. On October 13, Wang Yu-xiang
was arrested again and was sentenced to one year of labor education. On
October 15, Sun Shu-feng was also arrested and received the same sentence.
In Changchun, the government is pressing
Falun Gong practitioners by appointing their family members as guarantors.
Namely, if a practitioner goes to Beijing to appeal, his guarantor will
become unemployed or be dismissed from school. One practitioner's daughter
who is a second year high school student was appointed as her mother's
guarantor. If her mother goes to Beijing to appeal , she will lose her
Five Falun Gong Practitioners Sentenced to Labor
Camp Without Trial
According to Agence France-Presses, five practitioners
have been sent to a labour camp for one year without trial or notification
of relatives, a human rights group said Thursday.
The practitioners were sent to a labor "reeducation" camp by police
in the northeastern city, Changchun, last week simply because they went
to Beijing to appeal, according to the Hong Kong-based Information Centre
of Human Rights.
October 25, 1999
After 4 practitioners from a factory were illegally detained and interrogated,
the officials of this factory declared that they will not be paid but they
are still required to continue to work everyday.
TWO MORE DEATHS IN CUSTODY
Chen Ying, female, 18, a student from Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province.
She went to Beijing to appeal to the central government at the beginning
of August and was arrested. As she was being escorted
back to Heilongjiang Province, she was ill-treated with unbearable threats,
torture, and abuse by the police. This forced her to jump off the train
which resulted in her death.
Zhao Dong, male, 38, from Jixi City of Heilongjiang Province. He was arrested
when he was in Beijing to appeal to the central government at the end of
September. The police who sent him back to Heilongjiang
Province threatened and cruelly tortured him. He jumped off the train with
handcuffs and died.
On this day, the police did not arrest those who went to appeal on the
spot. Instead, the police followed them to the places where they stayed
and then arrested them. About one thousand practitioners were arrested.
At Beijing time 9:30am of October 25, a dozen
Falun Dafa practitioners from Shenyang and Beijing displayed a 15-foot
banner that read "Falun Dafa Practitioners' Peaceful Appeal" at Tiananmen
Square. About 15 seconds later, about 20 policemen came over and beat those
practitioners and took them away.
I am an American Practitioner in Beijing and have just returned home from
Tiananmen Square, where we estimate hundreds of arrests took place today.
Police started arresting practitioners who gathered near the East Gate
of the Great Hall of the People sometime early this morning. At
least 21 police minibuses full of practitioners were seen leaving the area
in the morning.
I personally witnessed the rough treatment the soldiers and
plain clothes policemen gave the practitioners as they pulled, pushed and
shoved them violently into police vehicles. One
young lady was forcefully shoved into the trunk of a police car. This brutal
treatment by the police is illegal even for criminals. I did
not see any attempts to resist by practitioners, nor did any of them cry
Changchun, Jilin Province
Before October 1, the national day of China, the Changchun local authority
detained about 500 Falun Gong practitioners in order to prevent them from
going to Beijing to appeal. Among them, there was an old couple in their
seventies. They did not have any intention to go to Beijing, but they were
still thrown into the Ba-li-bao detention center.
Among the 400 practitioners detained in the Ba-li-bao detention
center, most went on hunger strikes, one after another, for periods varying
from 3 days to 7 days.
October 26, 1999
Several days later, the police arrested many practitioners again without
any reason. According to solid sources, the government
decided to arrest 200 of those who had been on hunger strikes and sentenced
them to one-year labor education.
The police had to release some people detained
for criminal offenses in order to find enough room to detain Falun Gong
practitioners. Falun Gong practitioners are being detained in
many places, including Changchun's jail, drug-stopping institute and Ba-li-bao
detention center. The exact number is hard to obtain.
Now most of the practitioners detained in the Da-guang detention center
are on hunger strikes. As of now (October 25th), it is the 4th day. The
police treat them brutally. They are detained in cells all day and are
forbidden to go out or to be visited by family members. All their belongings
have been confiscated. Currently, their situations in the detention center
are quite intolerable.
HONG KONG, (Reuters)
An estimated 10,000 Chinese university students
face the threat of expulsion if they do not quit the banned Falun Gong
spiritual movement, a Hong Kong-based human rights group said
Six students of Beijing's Qinghua University on Monday received notices
from the university that they were suspended for two months because they
practised Falun Gong, the Information Centre of Human Rights & Democratic
Movement in China said.
It said it had learnt the policy was set by the
education department and applied across the country, where there
were an estimated 10,000 university students who practised Falun Gong.
October 30, 1999
WAN GUOPING CAN'T STAND INSULTATION AND JUMPED
OFF A BUILDING AND GOT KILLED
Wang Guoping, male, around 40 years old, Shulan city, Jilin province.
He went to Beijing to appeal to the central government and was arrested.
Police tortured him with all kinds of instruments. He
was stripped of his clothes and doused with cold water. Police also insulted
him many times by pressing his head into a toilet. He was sent
to the Beijing Office of Jilin provincial government on October 15. At
around 3:00AM of October 17, he died from jumping from the eighth floor
of that office building.
Changchun, Jilin Province
October 31, 1999
Lu Rui-su (male) and Yang Wei-xia (female, 20) were thrown into the detention
center on September 22. They were released on October 22 and each of them
was fined 3,000 Yuan.
When Zhen Gang and a couple of practitioners talked over the phone, they
were monitored. Now three of them are being detained in the detention center
in the Xiangyang area. They were illegally detained without having done
Chongqing, Sichuan Province
Linyi City, Shangdong province
Ms. Gu Zhi-yi, a Falun Gong contact person in her 60s in Chongqing, was
arrested on July 19th. In the jail, she has endured
24 types of inhumane tortures, including the "Tiger Stool"(lash thighs
on a bench and then bent legs to the opposite direction by adding bricks
under the heels), piercing through fingers with sharp bamboo sticks, electric
chair, and electric shocks by connecting the head and bottom, etc.
When Gu Zhi-yi was asked whether she would continue to practice Falun Gong,
she answered "Yes" firmly all the time. Ms. Gu is still in custody.
DONG BU-YUN KILLED IN CUSTODY
(... the situation is still developing. Due to the severe blockage of communications
networks (telephone/fax/email/web sites), we have no news from the villages
and many more other cities where there are significant numbers of Falun
Dafa practitioners. All we know is that the Central government has ordered
that the whole country forbid the practice of Falun Dafa. People who dare
to continue to practice Falun Dafa will be dishonorably dismissed from
the Communist Party, from school and from their jobs. All this because
Falun Dafa is a traditional, high-level Qigong practice that focuses on
Truth, Benevolence and Forbearance and offers people better physical and
mental health and has attracted millions of people all over the world are
learning and practicing it now.)
Dong Bu-yun, female, 36. An elementary school teacher of Lanshan District,
Lin-yi City, Shandong Province. She went to Beijing to appeal on July 20.
Later she was arrested in Beijing and was escorted back by the police of
Lanshan District on September 20.
She was then under the custody of the school and was not allowed to go
home. The guard watched her day and night. She was required to write a
pledge of giving up Falun Gong etc., but she refused. She would rather
give up her job than give up Falun Gong.
On the second day, it was officially reported that she jumped out of the
building and got killed in the midnight. The police
cremated her body in a rush before the noon. Fellow practitioners
felt extreme grievance for losing such an outstanding contact person and
suspect the cause of her death
This information was collected by some Falun Dafa practitioners in North
All kind-hearted people around
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