Government's Severe Violations
Gong Practitioners' Human Rights
(Updated on January 5th)
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 4 From November to December
My name is Xiang Jin-ying, a Falun Gong practitioner
from Haiyan County of Zhejiang province. On October
25 when I appealed in Beijing, I was beaten up by the police. My left upper
arm was broken from the torture.
On October 25, 3 of us went to the Tiananmen Square
to appeal. On. Police asked us whether we were Falun Gong practitioners
or not. When we said yes, we were sent to a nearby police station where
it had already held 50 to 60 practitioners. The
police dragged a dozen of us out and handcuffed us. (one hand goes back
from the shoulder, the other hand goes back from the waist, which is an
extremely suffering way of being handcuffed) The police also made us kneel
on the ground and bumped our heads onto the wall. A police even
dragged my arm with force regardless that I was handcuffed. Suddenly, my
arm broke with a crack. Cold sweat emitted out from my forehead because
of the pain. I endured the pain silently.
Later we were sent to a courtyard in Beijing and interrogated
there. we would be beaten up if we answered that we were Falun Gong practitioners.
Later we were stripped and searched. We were sent to the detention center
at 1 o'clock of October 26. My arm was found severely injured.
November 2, 1999
Appealing from a mother---Save
Chengdu, Sichuan Province
My family is living in Dalian. My daughter Liang Qing
was arrested at the end of October because she practices Falun Gong. She
was directly thrown into the jail (not common detention center) under the
accusation of "leaking state secrets". My daughter is not a state official.
She has no way to access state secrets, how could she leak the state secrets.
She was thrown into the jail for some groundless accusations only because
she refuses to give up her belief. Is that true that all Falun Gong practitioners
can be arrested at will and then sentenced with some groundless accusations?
An official in a village near Chengdu fined Falun Gong
practitioners at his will. Those who went to Beijing to appeal peacefully
were fined 8,800 Yuan; those who signed their names on the appealing letters
were fined 5,000 Yuan.
November 3, 1999
Shi-jia-zhuang, Hebei Province
Duang Rong-xin, a key contact person of Shijiazhuang
Falun Gong Assistance Center, was "officially" arrested under the accusations
of "disturbing social orders" and "leaking state secrets". Xu Xin-mu was
"officially" arrested under the accusation of "leaking state secrets".
9 Falun Gong practitioners, Zhou Xi-meng, Qiu Li-ying,
Wu Hui-qin, Huang Wei, Dang Lan-feng, Liu Feng-ming, Wang Jin, Bai Yu-zhi
and Liu Li-hui were sentenced to labor education. Falun Gong contact people
in many places are facing show-trials.
More practitioners from Ren County of Hebei province
were escorted back from Beijing. Falun Gong practitioners started hunger
strike as soon as they were thrown into jail. Some has been on hunger strike
for 9 days. They were put on shackles because they continued to practice
Falun Gong in jail.
November 4, 1999
The persecution of Falun Gong in China is still escalating.
In Harbin, a city in the northern part of China, all Falun Gong practitioners'
identification cards have been confiscated. All contact people are being
closely monitored. It was said that any contact person must ask the police
station for permission if he or she wants to leave home two hours.
November 5, 1999
Another Falun Gong practitioner
Detained in Hospital for Mental Diseases
November 4, noon, 3 people wearing white long gowns
came to the home of a Beijing practitioner, Niu Jing-ping. Niu was just
released from the detention center. The three people claimed that they
were from the police station and asked Niu to go with them.. When Niu asked
them where they would take him, they told him to go to the police station.
According to Niu's brother, the Beijing Chaoyang district
police station issued a certificate that Niu has mental disease. These
three people took Niu to the hospital. At that time, a Falun Gong practitioner
also witnessed this. His whereabouts is unknown.
On the morning of October 28, Niu Jing-ping was arrested
when he appealed to the National People's Congress. His daughter was also
arrested at that time. When they were taken to the Tiananmen police station,
there had already been several hundred Falun Gong practitioners. The police
constantly beat up practitioners because they recited Mr. Li Hongzhi's
articles. Niu's daughter (only 17 years old) was severely beaten up. Very
soon they were all taken to the Fengtai Stadium. In the Stadium, there
were about 1,200 people detained there. On the second day, detained practitioners
were transferred to several detention centers. Niu and others were sent
to the Chaoyang Shuangqiao detention center.
Four more Falun Gong contact
people were prosecuted in China
Dalian, Liaoning Province
On November 5, 1999, Liaoning Anshan procuratorate prosecuted
four Falun Gong practitioners with the accusation of "violating the enforcement
of law using evil religion". One of them was Wang Zhi-guo, who used to
be a policeman of Anshan City police department. He was a speaker at that
secret news conference and criticized Chinese government's crackdown on
Falun Gong at the secret news conference held in Beijing on October 28.
Therefore, he could be heavily sentenced.
Zhang Chun-qing Was Arrested
on "revealing state secret"
November 6, 1999
The Daguang detention center held more than 200 people.
Most of them are Falun Gong practitioners. Two meals are served everyday.
Each meal consists of a small steamed bread of corn and a bowl of cabbage
Now many practitioners are detained in Tiebei jail,
Balibao detention center, and some other places. Many of them have met
the "criteria" for labor education. The criteria include going to Beijing
to appeal for more than twice, not giving up practicing Falun Gong, and
not giving up appealing etc.
Falun Gong Practitioners
Sent To Labor Camps Even Without Trial
According to the newsroom of the BBC World Service,
A Hong Kong-based human rights group said yesterday (11/7/99) that at lease
five hundred Falun Gong practitioners from Hebei province have been sent
to labor camps. Some of them were sent to the camps without trial to avoid
November 8, 1999
China Charges Student On
Falun Gong E-Mail-Report
Wuhan City, Hubei Province
A Hong Kong-based human rights group said on Monday
November 8 that China has charged Zhang Ji, a student at Qiqihar University,
with spreading Falun Gong information on the Internet. The group said that
since August the student sent information on what was happening to Falun
Gong in China to United States and Canada and downloaded latest news about
Falun Gong from the Internet and passed the news to other Falun Gong practitioners.
Zhang, 20, was arrested last month and was expected to be sentenced to
jail for three to five years, it said. Chinese police had stepped up monitoring
of the Internet to prevent Falun Gong members from communicating with the
outside world or with each other within China. They also make use of special
software to read email messages of Falun Gong Practitioners.
Since the government defamed Falun Gong as evil religion,
the police stations can openly use torture devices to interrogate Falun
Gong practitioners. Those who were escorted back from Beijing are detained
in the police stations; some are detained in the hospitals. The public
security officers monitor them. They cannot be contacted by outsiders.
The first and ninth sections for investigating criminal
offenses are interrogating them. The first section uses non-stop interrogations
in order to destroy people mentally. The ninth section extorts confessions
by physical tortures. In order to prevent practitioners from escaping,
the police handcuff them even when they are sleeping.
November 10, 1999
Jinzhou, Liaoning Province
Practitioners in Jinzhou
Were sent to Labor Camps
Foreign journalists protest
"harassment" in China
I called According to a practitioner in Jinzhou, who
just got out of the detention center, about 40
practitioners in Jinzhou were sentenced to 2 to 3 years of labor education
without any open trials. Some practitioners were arrested at
home. The police asked them whether or not they would continue to practice
Falun Gong. They would be immediately taken away if they answered yes.
A practitioner was taken into custody when he was working in the farming
field. He was sentenced to 2 years of labor education.
Many practitioners have been escorted back from Beijing.
be released, one must write a pledge promising that one will stop practicing
Falun Gong, and will not go to Beijing to appeal. In addition, a "deposit"
of 2,000 ~ 4, 000 Yuan is required.
According to Reuters (November 10), "The Foreign Correspondents'
Club of China issued a protest on Wednesday against what it called official
and harassment' linked to coverage of the Falun Gong spiritual movement.
'Our members have been followed, detained, interrogated and threatened,'
said a letter sent to the Foreign Ministry and the cabinet spokesman."
"The Foreign Ministry and security forces maintain that foreign journalists
who covered the event had engaged in 'illegal reporting'." "Several
of those reporters are now under heavy police surveillance."
For details, please see: http://www.cnn.com/ASIANOW/east/9911/10/bc.religion.china.journalists.reut/index.html
November 12, 1999
Families help Falun Gong
Practitioners to Renounce their Beliefs; Large Fines Levied, Brutal Beatings
A young teacher was suspected
to have attended the Falun Gong news conference in Beijing
In Hebei province, several hundred Falun Gong practitioners
have been detained in the Xin-ji police station and other places since
October 27. Their families had not been allowed to visit them until a few
The police required their families to persuade them
to give up Falun Gong,
to write a pledge promising
not to practice Falun Gong anymore and to leave their thumbprints. Also
a fine of 2600 Yuan was levied. Only after agreeing to the above
would they be released.
The police asked criminals
to beat Falun Gong practitioners. Their sentences would be reduced if they
beat Falun Gong practitioners. Some practitioners were almost
beaten to death by these criminals in the detention center. Some
police bumped their heads against the walls.
Adult was sentenced with imprisonment
and Child was sent to the orphanage
Lei Xiao-ting, female, is a young teacher in the Foreign
Language Department of the University of Industry and Business of Beijing.
On the morning of November 5, the Beijing police took her away from her
dorm and into custody. The security section of the University said that
the police suspected her of having attended the
news conference on October 28 and being an interpreter for those foreign
journalists. Currently, her parents cannot visit her.
The plainclothes agents encircle
and beat appealing practitioners
I am a Falun Gong practitioner in China. I got to know
that Ma Xue-jun, a key contact person of Falun Gong assistance center in
Jiamushi, was sentenced to 3 years of imprisonment. His wife does not work.
His child is going to school. After he was sentenced, his family lost their
financial source. I do not know how they can support themselves.
In Jiamushi, if a couple is divorced their child will
be legally taken care of by one of them. But if
an adult is sentenced with imprisonment because of practicing Falun Gong,
the child will be sent to an orphanage instead of giving the child to the
On November 10, two practitioners went to the Appealing
office. About 20 to 30 plainclothes agents encircled each of them. These
two practitioners did not know each other. The plainclothes stood in two
layers. The inner layer was responsible for beating,
interrogating, and searching; the outer layer was responsible for blocking
the view of people passing by. Sometimes, the agent in the outer layer
even jumped in to beat.
November 13, 1999
7 Shijiazhuang Falun Gong
practitioners were "arrested" while in Custody
In Shijiazhuang of Hebei province, 7 more practitioners,
Zhang Jian-zeng, Liang Ye-ling, Xu Liang, Zhang Kai, Li Jin-xiao, Ren Yue-ying
and Zhang Bo-yu were arrested on the accusation of "disturbing social orders".
These practitioners had been in custody before they were "arrested".
AP reported that at the end of this month, the Chinese
government will trial 300 important Falun Gong practitioners including
7 from Shijiazhuang who are on hunger strike. In the past 10 days, 35
practitioners have been sent into labor camps for up to 3 years of labor
education in the northern part of Hebei province alone.
On October 12, Luo Zhi-jun, a graduate student of Sichuan
Institute of Industry in Chengdu, was arrested at a fellow practitioner's
home in Pi County. He was dismissed from the Institute after 15 days of
custody. Also 4 students were ordered to monitor him. Now Luo Zhi-jun was
sent back to his hometown in Jiangxi province.
In a city of Helongjiang province, about 26 practitioners
have been illegally detained since before October 1st. Most of them were
treated as "dangerous members". The police detained them to prevent them
from going to Beijing to appeal. Some have been detained for more than
one month. A female divorced practitioner has
old and ill parents and a young daughter at home. A blind practitioner
was forced to sit for 8 to 9 hours everyday and could not move his legs.
Some practitioners were beaten up while being hanged because they continued
to practice in the detention center.
If one wants to get out, one
must sign on the pledge that denounces Falun Dafa and promises to give
up Falun Dafa. Also a fine of 3,000 Yuan is required.
A practitioner could not afford
the fine. The police thus threatened him that they would prolong his detention
and even detain one of his family members (also a Falun Gong
practitioner). A police station near this city detained 3 practitioners
who went to Beijing to appeal. They started hunger strike to protest the
The police forced their family
members to persuade them. If it did not work, the police would also detain
their family members.
November 14, 1999
300 Falun Gong Members Face
Trials, As Detainees Fast, Group Says
BEIJING, Nov 13, 1999 -- (Agency France Presse) At least
300 members of the banned Falun Gong group are awaiting trial in China,
while up to 1,000 are expected to be sent without trial for "education
through labor" in camps, a Hong Kong-based rights group said Saturday.
China's State Council announced earlier this week that
111 followers of the group had been formally arrested as of November 4.
On Saturday, the center said scores of others had been arrested since.
Meanwhile, the center estimated
that more than 1,000 members of the group were locked up in some 300 Chinese
"education through labor" camps, with at least 150 in an all women camp
in Changchun, in the northern province of Jilin, and some 50 in a camp
in Tangshan, Hebei province.
China's state press also reported fully on Saturday
on the trial of the Haikou four, who were said to have organized an illegal
exercise session of 183 local Falun Gong members in a Haikou park on August
8, two weeks after the central government banned the group.
The court sentenced Song Yuesheng
to 12 years, Chen Yuan to seven years, Jiang Shilong to three years and
Liang Yulin to two years on additional evidence that the four traveled
around China and "exchanged experiences" with other Falun Gong members,
the leading People's Daily newspaper said.
The rights group estimated that hundreds of members
of Falun Gong throughout China face sentencing and that more than 1,000
have been sentenced so far.
November 15, 1999
Recent Experience of Mine,
by Niu Jing-ping who had been detained in a mental hospital
On October 28, when my daughter and I went to the Great
Hall of the People to appeal, the police stopped us. The
police dragged my 17-year-old daughter by hair onto the police car. The
police brutally beat her up because she refused to get on the police car.
We were sent to a yard behind the Museum of History where about 700 hundred
practitioners had already been detained. A practitioner wanted to go to
the restroom. A policeman gave him a kick and said, "You should stay home
if you want to go to the restroom. Where are you from?" He said, "I am
a graduate student of a university." The police continued to beat him up.
My daughter spoke loudly, "Do not beat people!" The police then beat her
At one o'clock on the night of October 30, some practitioners
and I were sent to the detention center. We were
stripped off in the cold weather for one hour. The police ordered the criminals
to beat us up."
At 7:00am the next day when I was washing clothes, several
people came to my home, claiming that they wanted to do health examination
for me. They thus brought me to the Huilongguan Hospital (a hospital for
mental diseases). I have been arrested, beaten
up and detained. Moreover, I was forced to take medicine for 7 days in
a mental hospital. When asked for a certificate of diagnosis,
the hospital refused and told me, "We will detain you again if you go to
I know that 4 more practitioners are still being detained
in this mental hospital.
November 16th , 1999
The "Falun Dafa" Banner
Held Up at the Tiananmen Square
Both Reuters and Associated Press covered this news
today. Associated Press covered more details on what had happened.
At Beijing time 9:00am, November 16, 1999, about 30
Falun Gong practitioners practiced Falun Gong exercise at the Tiananmen
Square. They held up a 10-feet red banner reading "Falun Dafa", another
name for Falun Gong. After 45 seconds, the plainclothes agents came over
and pulled down the banner.
They continued to do the exercises for 8 minutes, although
the police tried to drag, grab and push them onto the police van. After
these practitioners were all pushed onto a police van, some other practitioners
started to practice.
A police vehicle hit and injured a tourist when moving
fast to get the practitioner group. Two reporters who were taking photos
on the site were stopped by the police, but one of them escaped detention.
Currently, about 50 practitioners are being detained
in detention centers, drug-stopping institutes and other places in Guyang
City. Among them, Zhou Shu-feng, a former employee of department of tax,
was fired; the whereabouts of Chen Tuo-yu and Jiang Ming is still unknown.
Chen Tuo-yu's wife was an officer of a labor camp and she was also fired.
They had an 8-month-old baby. Wang Ying had also been detained although
she had not gone to Beijing to appeal. Wang Ying was on hunger strike in
the detention center for 5 days. Her family did not know her whereabouts
until she was released. Currently all detained practitioners cannot be
visited. More practitioners are still heading for Beijing.
November 17, 1999
Wuhan, Hubei Province
After I was escorted back to Wuhan at the end of October,
I was sent directly to a detention center where many Falun Dafa practitioners
from different places had already been detained. When we continued to discuss
Falun Gong together, the head of the criminals reported us to the police
The officer then ordered a group of female
criminals to slap our faces and we were ordered to stand still for a whole
day. A practitioner argued with them while standing there,
female criminal thus kicked and punched her madly, and bumped her head
against the wall. Suddenly, this practitioner started to vomit
and her face became pale.
On the next morning when they were running, a
female criminal kicked and punched one old practitioner because she ran
slowly. After she was beaten to the ground, she stood up and
continued to run.
Since November 9, a city government detained some of
us who had gone to Beijing to appeal in a middle school for "education".
Up to now, 21 practitioners have been sent in the "education" class. Some
were transferred here from the police station. Some were sent here after
15 days of detention. Every morning, either the police officers give us
a class, or each practitioner is "educated" by 2 to 3 police officers.
November 18, 1999
Hong Kong, China
5 Falun Gong practitioners
from Hong Kong Are Detained by Beijing Police
Hong Kong "New City Broadcast Station" reported that,
according to a Falun Gong practitioner whose last name is Peng, on November
18, 5 Falun Gong practitioners and a 6-year-old kid from Hong Kong held
up a banner reading "Falun Gong" on Tiananmen Square. The police immediately
took them away. Their whereabouts is unknown.
Ms. Peng said that these 5 Falun Gong practitioners
from Hong Kong voluntarily went to Beijing to express their concerns over
those arrested Falun Gong practitioners and to voice their objection against
Chinese government's crackdown on Falun Gong.
November 19, 1999
Qinhuangdao, Hebei Province
Liao-yuan, Jilin Province
About 100 Falun Gong practitioners from Qinhuangdao
(a city very close to Beijing) went to Beijing to appeal around October
14. They were all detained and escorted back to Qinhuangdao on November
19. They continued to practice and study Falun Gong in the detention center.
Since there were too many practitioners in the detention center, they were
later transferred to different detention centers in the seven districts
Up to now, all except few of them who were released
under the guarantee of their families are still being detained and cannot
be visited. They have been detained for a whole a month. However, according
to inner sources, whoever went to Beijing to appeal after July 25 would
be sentenced to at least two years of labor education.
The whole family of a contact person had gone to Beijing
to appeal and they all were detained. Only his daughter-in-law was released
after paying 200 Yuan because she had a baby. Recently, the police station
ordered their landlord to take back the apartment that they rented. She
has no financial resources. It was said that their whole family would be
In Liao-yuan, Jilin, all detained Falun Gong practitioners
are required to pay 3,000 Yuan. If one cannot afford it, the grain stock
in one's home will be taken away.
Hu Chun-xiang, a Falun Gong practitioner from An-xu
Town of Dong-liao County, was able to get rid of her cancer after practicing
Falun Gong. Because she does not want to give up Falun Gong, her grain
stock was confiscated. Her husband was detained.
Jin Jiang is a Falun Gong practitioner from Yi-ma Village
of An-xu Town. One day, when he was working in the farm field, a
village official came over and asked him whether or not he would continue
to practice Falun Gong, he answered yes. So he was detained for 15 days.
The grain stock of Qu Hong-mei, a practitioner from
the Si-yi Town of Dong-liao County, was also confiscated.
In order to brainwash Falun Gong practitioners, the
police officer of the detain center collected 60 Yuan from the family of
each of the detained Falun Gong practitioners to buy color TV. Up to now,
4 TVs have been brought.
In Liaoyuan City, 9 family members of Falun Gong practitioner
Sun Li-zhu are being detained. To go to Beijing to appeal, they raised
7,000 Yuan by selling their personal properties. They had stayed in Beijing
for about 3 months. After Falun Gong was branded as "evil religion", they
stood out to defend Falun Gong, thus they were thrown into the detention
center. After 15 days of detention, they still refuse to give up Falun
Gong. Therefore, they were transferred to the local General Machinery for
After Wang Hong-mei from Deheng Company was released
from the detention center, she was detained in the security section of
Yang Xu and her 8-month-old baby were detained in the
detention center. At that time, her husband was also being detained.
Before Annan came to China, some practitioners had been
released. Later they were detained again. On November 17, 8 practitioners
including Sun Xiu-zhi and Liu Duan-sheng were sentenced to labor education
November 22, 1999
Shenzhen, Guangdong Province
It was reported by AP that Li Jian-hui, a Falun Gong
practitioner from Shen-zhen, was put on trial by a court in Shen-zhen City,
after being detained for two months. An official whose last name is Lin
said that Li Jian-hui was charged with "damaging the law by using an evil
religion". His case is still under investigation.
November 24, 1999
Report: China sends 12 Falun
Gong members to camps
Beijing Practitioners Zhang
Dong, Zhou Li-jia and Their Family Members Are Missing
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese authorities have sent another
12 members of the banned Falun Gong spiritual movement to labor camps,
the Hong Kong-based Information Center of Human Rights and Democratic Movement
in China said.
The 12 were sent away for doing Falun Gong meditation
exercises in public in defiance of a government ban on the movement. The
center said the number of Falun Gong practitioners sentenced nationwide
to labor camp terms may exceed 2,000. Police in China can hand down labor
camp sentences without trial.
One facility, a labor camp for female prisoners in the
northeastern city of Chang Chun, is holding 150 practitioners with sentences
ranging from one to three years, the human rights center said.
Beijing practitioners Zhang Dong and Zhou Li-jia, who
are a couple, Zhou Li-jia's mother and some Falun Gong practitioners from
Northeastern China who stayed at their home, were reported to the police
by somebody. Their home was then ransacked. It was said that on the day
when their home was ransacked, a practitioner received a phone call from
Zhang Dong who only said, "My home was ransacked." Up to now, their whereabouts
is unknown. I have called their cellular number and home phone number many
times but nobody answered.
November 25, 1999
Report: China puts four
on trial for printing banned Falun Gong books
SHANGHAI(AP) _ Four followers of Falun Gong went on
trial Thursday on charges of illegally publishing 50,000 books for the
banned Falun Gong, said the Hong Kong-based Information Center of Human
rights and Democratic Movement in China.
Members have been sentenced to up to 12 years in prison.
The Information Center, which is well informed about Chinese legal and
dissident activity, says as many as 2,000 Falun Gong members have been
sent to labor camps.
On trial Thursday were Tan Min, a travel service employee,
and three printing plant managers--Hu Guodong, Huang Shubai and Li Lin,
the center said in a statement.
They were arrested in August and accused of printing
books and 5,000 pictures of Falun Gong leader Li Hongzhi, the center said.
They face up to seven years in prison if convicted.
Xu Jinliang was the manager of the Shandong Youth Science
and Technology Culture Service Center in the Shandong provincial capital
of Jinan in eastern China.
November 26, 1999
Guangzhou, Guangdong Province
15 Falun Gong practitioners
arrested in Guangzhou including 4 foreign citizens
As reported by Chinese news net, 15 Falun Gong practitioners
were arrested by police while practicing in Guangzhou on November 25. The
four arrested foreigners include one Chinese American, two Chinese Australians
and one female Swedish student. The remaining 11 people had been sent to
a detention center.
The Swedish student, Anna, was released after one day's
detention. After her release, Anna revealed that while they were exchanging
their cultivation experiences in a private home in Guangzhou early yesterday
morning, the police entered suddenly and arrested them. During the arrest,
one practitioner was forcefully hit to the wall and lost consciousness.
Anna said that during her detention, the police not only continuously interrogated
her and forcefully searched her purse, but also did not allow her to eat
or call the Swedish consulate for help.
A spokesman at the American consulate in Guangzhou confirmed
to AFP the American had been arrested, but he said her status and whereabouts
were unknown. It was the first time Chinese authorities have arrested foreigners
in their persistent crackdown on members of the banned spiritual group.
He said the consulate was informed of the arrest by
journalists Friday and immediately contacted the Guangzhou police who confirmed
they arrested the woman, but would not say what they were doing with her.
According to Gail Rachlin, a spokeswoman for the Falun
Gong group in New York and the Hong Kong-based Information Center of Human
Rights and Democratic Movement in China, the four are:
Sun Jie, a 30-year-old US citizen and computer software
consultant from Denver, Colorado, who has been practicing Falun Gong for
Anna Hakosalo, a Swedish exchange student studying at
Dalian University in northeast China, who has been practicing Falun Gong
Jiang Huijie, a 35-year-old Sydney woman who has been
practicing Falun Gong for two years;
Jiang Xili, a 40-year-old Sydney woman and computer
networking engineering who has been practicing Falun Gong for three years.
November 29, 1999
Dalian, Liaoning Province
Falun Gong responsible person Ms. Gao has been secretly
arrested long time ago. Even though she suffered severely, she did not
give up. She was injected with stimulant, but she still says nothing.
35,792 Falun Gong Practitioners
HONG KONG (Reuters) -- China detained at least 35,792
members of the outlawed Falun Gong spiritual movement between July 20 and
October 30, a Hong Kong human rights group said on Monday.
Vice Premier Li Lanqing had reported the number at a
recent government meeting on the fight against Falun Gong, the Information
Center of Human Rights & Democratic Movement in China quoted unidentified
sources as saying.
November 30, 1999
Haikou City, Hainan Province
BEIJING (AP) - Thirty members of the banned Falun Gong
spiritual movement have been sent to labor camps in northeast China, adding
to the followers of the banned Falun Gong jailed without trial nationwide,
a rights group reported today.
Most of the 300 labor camps throughout China now contain
members of Falun Gong, the Hong Kong-based Information Center of Human
Rights and Democratic Movement in China reported.
The 30 followers from three cities - Jiamusi, Shuangyashan
and Changchun - were sent to labor camps last week either because they
went to Beijing to appeal the ban or practiced the group's now outlawed
slow-motion meditation exercises in public places, the rights center said.
It estimated 2,000 Falun Gong members have been sent
to labor camps and said the number was growing. Police in China have the
authority to send criminal suspects to labor camps for up to three years
Also today, a court in southern Hainan province rejected
the appeals of four Falun Gong leaders sentenced to between two and 12
years in prison, the state-run Xinhua News Agency reported. Song Yuesheng,
Jiang Shilong, Chen Yuan and Liang Yulin were sentenced Nov. 12 in the
first trial of Falun Gong members, two weeks after China's national legislature
approved harsher punishments of cult members.
BEIJING, Nov 30 (Reuters) - A Chinese court rejected
the appeals of four leaders of the banned Falun Gong spiritual movement
on Tuesday and upheld sentences of up to 12 years in prison. The high court
in Haikou, capital of the southern island province of Hainan, also found
the lower court verdict to be "correct".
Song Yuesheng -- described by state media as an "organizer,
schemer and commander" of Falun Gong in Hainan -- was sentenced to 12 years
in prison for organizing 13 illegal protests in the province between July
22 and September 9 and escaping from police custody.
Co-defendant Chen Yuan was jailed for seven years on
similar charges of "using a cult to violate the law."
Jiang Shilong received a sentence of three years.
Liang Yulin, a woman, was given a two-year jail term.
December 1, 1999
Huai-an City, Jiangsu Province
In November, Mr. Zhang then wrote a letter to the Huai-yin
City Government explaining that Falun Dafa is a righteous cultivation way
and also wrote a letter to the central leaderships requesting them to return
justice to Falun Gong.
On the morning of November 24, the public security of
Huai-an City ransacked Zhang Zheng-gang's home. Later Zhang Zheng-gang
was taken to the department of public security. On his way to the police
station, Zhang Zheng-gang recited "Lun Yu" (the preface of Zhuan Falun)
in the police car; then his face was slapped for six times by a police
officer. When they arrived at the department of public security, the police
threw him onto the ground, which caused an extreme pain in Mr. Zhang's
back. On the night of the third day, the police sent him back and he became
under home arrest.
On November 24, Zhang Zheng-gang's wife, Zhang Zhao-yun,
who is also a Falun Gong practitioner, was intercepted by police from the
local Chengxi police station on her way home. She was pushed to the ground
by some policemen. On November 25, Zhang Zhao-yuan was detained with the
accusation of "disturbing the implementation of law by practicing Falun
Gong on the street". She was detained in the Huai-an detention center and
forced to do hard labor.
December 2, 1999
Macao resident Zhang Yu-hui
was arrested in China and might be sentenced
A Macao resident Zhang Yu-hui, a Falun Gong practitioner,
was arrested in Guangzhou when he was on his business trip there.
He was taken into custody on November 10th in the second detention center
of Kaiping City of Guangdong province. He might be sentenced after Macao's
return to Chinese rule this month.
December 3, 1999
Beijing Trial was postponed
At least 9 more practitioners
were arrested at the Tiananmen Square
On the afternoon of December 2nd, the four defenders
for the trial of four Falun Gong contact people (Wang Zhi-wen, Li Chang,
Ji Lie-wu and Yao Jie) were informed that the trial scheduled on December
3rd was postponed.
Before December 2nd, some policemen talked with some
practitioners that there would be a trial and asked them whether they would
like to audit the trial. On the night of December 2nd, many practitioners
were taken to the police station and were not allowed to go out. On December
3, 1999, many practitioners went to the People's Court. Some journalists
might have also gone there. Many police vans stopped near the First Intermediate
People's Court. They arrested all practitioners who went there. It was
really a trap.
Zhaoyuan County, Shandong Province
Chinese police arrested at least 9 practitioners at
the Tiananmen Square including two women who had mediated at the Tiananmen
A Japanese took a picture for these two women when they
meditated. The police thus destroyed his camera. The police also interrogated
a foreign journalist for one hour and confiscated his film.
About 10 people were arrested for "spreading the news
of Zhao Jinhua's death"
After Falun Gong practitioner Zhao Jinhua from Zhaoyuan
County of Shandong province was beaten to death by the police, the Chinese
public security had not investigated the matter and punished the murder;
instead, they searched for those people who had disclosed the news of Zhao
Up to now, about 10 people had been arrested for spreading
the news of Zhao Jinhua's death. It was said that all of them are being
detained in Zhaoyuan and are not allowed to be visited including their
family members. It is very possible that they will be sentenced.
December 5, 1999
The Chinese government's crackdown on Falun Gong has
been escalating. The head of a factory told a Falun Gong practitioner in
his factory that anyone could be arrested if he/she practice Falun Gong
exercises in public areas for more than three times.
December 6, 1999
Many Falun Gong practitioners from An-hui province have
gone to Beijing to appeal. Although they learned that the first group of
practitioners who went to Beijing had already been arrested, several more
groups of practitioners still went to Beijing at the beginning of December.
So far, those practitioners who had been escorted back from Beijing are
under custody. Now all practitioners who are employed are suspended from
their jobs and are forced to accept the "transformation" education.
In Tsinghua University, several dozens of practitioners
stood out to appeal for Falun Dafa. The university thus ordered them to
withdraw from school or persuade them to quit school.
In the Chinese Academy of Science, about 8 graduate
students stood out to appeal for Falun Dafa. They were then detained as
"criminal suspects". They are Ph.D. Student Cao Kai from the Institute
of Developmental Biology, graduate students Chen Kai-qu and Li Xiao-dong
from the Institute of Mathematics, graduate students Hong Wei and Zhou
Li from the Institute of Microbiology, Ph.D. students Yuan Xiao-fan and
Meng Jun from the Ecology Center, Ph.D. student Yan Xiaohua from the Institute
of Animals. Yan Xiaohua has been dismissed. Cao Kai has been detained twice,
and he was named as the most problematic Falun Gong member. He is now suspended
from his research.
December 7, 1999
Urgent report: Expose Chinese
Government's Assassinating Scheme
China Expels Three Australian
Falun Gong Members
According to reliable sources, the Chinese intelligence
agency has already dispatched secret agents attempting to assassinate Mr.
Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Gong. They may try to create traffic accidents
or use other means. Several teams will operate the assassination simultaneously
and independently. Each team will work out their own scheme without communicating
with each other. In the end, the local Chinese sinister gangs or other
assassinators will be employed to implement the assassination. They will
also try to cover up afterwards. In order to achieve the goal of sparing
none, they may consider creating some disputes so as to create a false
impression that the sinister gangs kill the whole family in revenge.
The Chinese authorities hope that if the assassination
were successful, the Falun Gong "organization" would automatically dissolve.
China has expelled three Australian Falun Gong members
for demonstrating in Beijing. On Sunday officials put Dai Meiling, Yi Qin
and Zeng Jianling on a plane to Hong Kong after they spent a night in jail
following their arrest by police on Tiananmen Square Saturday. The three
had unfurled a banner calling for an end to attempts by Beijing to extradite
Mr. Li Hongzhi who lives in the United States and for an end to a crackdown
on Falun Gong.
Decmeber 8, 1999
Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province
China's crackdown on the
Falun Gong is tearing suburban Denver family apart
Jian Tang, 39, a Highlands Ranch mother and software
engineer for Alltel Communications Inc. was detained Nov. 25 in Guangzhou,
China. Police handcuffed Tang and imprisoned her in a bedless third-floor
room. She and other arrested Falun Gong practitioners start a hunger strike.
She is not allowed to see her family and friends. Since she is only a resident
in Denver but doesnât hold a USA passport, she has little chance
to be released.
December 10, 1999
Si-chuan practitioners go
to Beijing to appeal one after another
Since November, practitioners from Si-chuan province
have gone to Beijing to appeal one after another. Everyday in Cheng-du,
Mian-yang, Le-shan and other cities, dozens of practitioners go to Beijing
to appeal. Up to now, several hundred practitioners
including Zhang Ying and Li Xiaoju have been escorted back after being
arrested in Beijing. Most of them are still in custody.
Authorities in Si-chuan province have made severe rules
against the appealing activities of practitioners. Any practitioner who
has gone to Beijing to appeal after November 25th will be accused of "making
trouble". If a communist party member goes to
appeal, he/she will be urged to withdraw from the party, or will be expelled
from the party.
In every region, the official of the highest rank will
be in charge of Falun Gong "problem". If over 5 people in that region go
to Beijing to appeal or over 10 people in that region gather together,
this official will have to file a written self-criticism to the provincial
government. If this happens twice in a region, the provincial government
will circulate a notice of criticism on this official to the whole province.
If this happens for three times, disciplinary action will be taken to punish
It was told by the family members of some arrested practitioners
that the police had told them that Falun Gong
practitioners will be detained for 15 days if they are arrested for the
first time. If they are arrested for the second time, they will be given
a sentence of 3 or more years.
December 13, 1999
Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province
The Story of a Falun Gong
Practitioner from Jinzhou
After I went to Beijing to appeal on October 9, I learned
that policemen from all over the country were waiting outside the appealing
office for practitioners who went to appeal. Since we could not appeal,
we thus exchanged experiences in parks. Later we moved to the suburb and
were arrested by policemen there.
After they took me to the Longfeng hotel, a dozen of
policemen started to interrogate me in a room. When they learned that I
had gone to CCTV and People's Daily office to appeal, they
started to beat and kick me madly, and they also slapped me many times.
After they gave me dozens of slaps, and still could not get anything from
me, they thus sank me into the water. I stayed in the water for more than
I had not eaten anything in three days. Later they
transferred me to the police department of Huludao City. Before
they left, they sank my head into the water and I lost consciousness.
They thus took me out of the water and kicked me until I re-gained my consciousness.
They had tortured me like this for more than two hours until
the local police department came to pick me up.
After I was escorted back to the local detention center,
or five officers beat me madly using police clubs. When I went back to
the cell, I found my whole body black and blue. I spent 14 miserable days
like that in the detention center.
I felt I was quite lucky compared to other fellow practitioners.
had suffered even more inhumane treatments such as being beaten up, being
handcuffed, being shocked by electric clubs etc. For those who
wrote the repentance letters under such tortures, each of them was still
fined 2 to 3 thousand Yuan.
Up to now, a total of
35 practitioners in Jinzhou have been sent to labor camps without trials.
Some of them are Zhu Ying, Wang Yu-xian, Si Gui-fan, Dan Zhi-jia, Wu Nai-huan,
Wang Jun, Chen Feng-zhen, Liu Ping and Ma Chao for 2 years, Cui Ya-ning
for 2 and a half years, Dai Li-guo, Yi Hou-mei, He Gou-jun, Jia Jin-wen,
Feng Wen-guang, Shang Peng and Wang Zhi-fei for 3 years.
December 14, 1999
Four Falun Gong Practitioners
Facing Heavy Sentences for Exposing a Practitioner's Death from Police
Latest Report on China's Persecution
Against Falun Gong Practitioners
According to a Hong-Kong based Human Rights and Democratic
Movement Information Center, four Falun Gong practitioners in China were
formally arrested last week by the authorities under the accusation of
"illegally providing information to those outside China" by leaking the
news that a detained Falun Gong practitioner had been tortured to death
by police. They are facing heavy sentences.
Police arrested four Falun
Gong practitioners, Liu Jinling, Li Lanying, Chi Yunling, and Chen Shihuan
for disclosing Falun Gong practitioner Zhao Jinhua's death from police
torture to people outside China. It is believed that the four
practitioners will be prosecuted soon. The information center believes
that they could face sentences of over 10 years
Zhu Qing-xi, a Falun Gong practitioner and a former
employee of the Hospital of Dong ying Sheng-li Oil Field of Shandong province,
has been sent to a labor camp in Luo-yang of Henan province for one-and-a-half
year labor education because he practiced Falun Gong exercise on Tainanmen
Square in October.
Currently, the Oil Field is detaining several practitioners.
One of them has been detained for about 4 months.
1) Liu Ju-hua, a Falun Gong practitioner from
Tangshan City, has been sentenced to 3 years of labor education in the
labor camp of Shijiazhuang City because she had gone to Beijing to appeal
for three times.
2) The experience of Falun Gong practitioners
in Kai-ping detention center in Tangshan City.
On September 22 when she and another fellow practitioner
Yang Xue-zhen were stopped by a police officer near the Beijing Nationality
Restaurant. The officer asked them whether they were Falun Gong practitioners.
As soon as they answered "Yes", the officer started to search their bags.
Then, another four police officers came over and tried
to take the Falun Dafa books away from Yang Xue-zhen. She said, "I will
jump out of the building and die if you take my books." The
police officers thus took her into a room and took her clothes off
and made her barefooted. Then they roped her hands together with her feet
from the back. After that, they used the burning head of a cigarette to
burn her hands and left her 8 to 9 scars. Then they used the lighter to
smoke her nose. On the same afternoon, they were sent to the Beijing Qinghe
detention center. There, they were searched after they were ordered to
take off clothes. They were then interrogated till 2 o'clock on the next
morning and were not allowed to sleep. They were not allowed
to talk to anybody either.
Three days later, they were sent to Kai-ping detention
center in Tangshan City. A practitioner called Zhang Shu-zhen was just
escorted back from Beijing. A police officer shocked
the puncture points all over her body using an electric club. The
police beat them using big clubs, and stuff dirty underwear and socks into
3) In Shijiazhuang, at least 9 practitioners have
been "arrested according to law", and 14 have been sent to labor
On 7pm of November 2, 1999, the policemen on duty suddenly
called Falun Gong practitioners outside to give them an "education". The
main point was that practitioners must accept the labor education in earnest
and they were not allowed to practice Falun Gong. They then asked those
who still wanted to practice Falun Gong to stand out, and threatened that
they could be punished. Still, ten practitioners stood out. They were Liu
Cai-hua, Liu Ju-hua, Yang Xue-zhen, Tian Gui-ying, Guo Li-yun, Guo Li-xia,
Jia Xue-yan, Duan Jing-jing, He Jing and Xu Qiu-zhen. The police officers
thus handcuffed all of them to the trees nearby. They started to recite
"Lun Yu" (the preface of Zhuan Falun).
A policeman whose last name was Du shouted, "Silence
them!" Then the labor educator Wang Yan-qiu and
other educators picked up some dirty rags and stuff them into the mouths
of practitioners. After that, Wang Yan-qiu asked another educator
Chen Xiao-ya, to take off her socks and underwear. Chen said, "I am still
in the period." They squeezed those stuff into
the mouths of practitioners. After a while, those stuff were spitted out.
They thus found some tapes and sealed the mouths of practitioners. Meantime,
they slapped practitioners' faces. Duan Jing-jing's face was slapped to
swell. Yang Xue-zhen's mouth was broken. Du and other policemen
were just standing by and watching. When they spit those stuff out, Du
scolded those educators, "all of you are stupid." These practitioners were
tortured like this for four hours.
On November 3, the practitioners started hunger strike.
the seventh day, they were forced to have some food. They were fed with
cereal and milk through a thick and hard plastic pipe (not a plug-in-nose
pipe for medical use) for many times. Some practitioners' noses were bleeding
during the process of forced feeding. Also, some practitioners were handcuffed
on the playground for days. Some practitioners became very weak and could
not stand up for long. Thus, they were handcuffed while being hung up.
Liu Cai-hua was one of them. Sun Fu-yun was shocked by police with electric
club. Liu Ju-hua was beaten up by police with hard rubber club.
On November 15, 4 practitioners including Liu Ju-hua were sent to the labor
camp of Shijiazhuang City.
Changchun City, Jilin Province
According to an official newspaper, Qiu Li-ying was
arrested on October 17 on the Tiananmen Square when she was watching flag-raising
ceremony. She had been detained in the police station, detention center
and labor camp. Now she is detained together with Zhou Xi-meng, Bai Yu-zhi
and other practitioners. All of them have been given 3 years of labor education.
Practitioners from Changchun
Forced to Do 18-19 Hours of Hard Labor Everyday
Many Falun Gong practitioners are being detained in
the Hei-zhui-zi female labor camp in Changchun. They
had all been sentenced to one year of forced labor "education" without
trial because they refuse to give up their beliefs in Falun
Gong and they had appealed to high authorities. They are almost in isolation
from the outside world because authorities do
not allow their family members to visit them regularly. According
to reliable sources,
they are forced to work for
18-19 hours per day, and the labor is extremely demanding. They
are now on hunger strike against the inhuman treatment.
In Changchun City, about 100 Falun Gong practitioners
are still being detained. Hope the world will pay attention to the severe
human rights violation by the Chinese government.
Three Graduate Students
Expelled from Schools for Suspected Involvement in Drafting the Appealing
Letter to Annan
Chengdu City, Sichuan Province
Two graduate students from Si-Chuan University, Luo
Ming-pu and Liu Bin, and a graduate student from Si-Chuan Institute of
Industry have been expelled from their schools because they were suspected
by the authorities to have taken part in drafting the "Appealing Letter
from Falun Gong Practitioners in Si-Chuan Province to the General Secretary
of United Nations, Mr. Annan" and collecting signatures.
Is this consistent with what the Chinese government
have promised General Secretary Annan about human rights in China?
Practitioners in Chengdu City
Suffering Persecutions and Surveillance from Local Government
China Jin-jiang district police station in Chengdu City
held a "brainwash" class for 12 Falun Gong practitioners from the Factory
of Seamless Steel Tube. During the class, practitioners also needed
to pay 10 Yuan each day to attend the class until they satisfied the police's
There are also two practitioners from another district.
One of them said, "My husband has gone to Beijing to appeal. The police
ordered me to pay 2,000 Yuan for the air ticket of the police officer who
would go to Beijing to get him back, and another 3,000 Yuan as the deposit
for my not going to Beijing to appeal. I cannot afford that. Therefore,
the police ordered me to close my business and attend the class here everyday."
Since the Chinese government defamed Falun Gong as
a "cult" on October 27th, Falun Gong practitioners in Xinhua North District,
Chengdu City, have been suffering brutal persecutions and intensive surveillance
from local police stations and their workplaces.
1) Arresting, detention, and deprivation of personal
2) Illegal financial penalties and persecutions against
Falun practitioners voluntarily went to Beijing to express
our opinions to related central government offices peacefully and kindly.
However, not only we were not allowed to exercise this basic right conferred
by the Chinese Constitution and laws, but also were we arrested and detained
Those innocent practitioners who went to appeal were
detained or sent to labor camps without trial under the groundless accusations
such as "sabotaging social stability", "engaging in superstitions" etc.
Their personal freedom was deprived. In the small district of Xinhua alone,
dozens of practitioners were being detained. Some have been detained for
The practitioners who were
escorted back from Beijing must pay for all the expenses of those police
officers who went to Beijing to escorted them back, including their round-trip
flight tickets. The expenses range from 1,000 Yuan to 5,000 Yuan. Such
penalties are simply unprecedented in the practice of police departments.
To prevent practitioners from going to Beijing to appeal,
a local police station in Niu-shi-kou, Chengdu City confiscated the ID
cards of local practitioners, and ordered each practitioner to turn in
two photos etc.
Five practitioners in the Factory of Steel Pipes were
threatened with labor "education" if they refused to denounce Falun Gong.
The retirees will have their pensions cut off if they are found to practice
Falun Gong. In addition to that, the family members of Falun Gong practitioners
are also under pressure from their workplaces and related government departments.
For example, Falun Gong practitioners and their family members were not
allowed to be hired or promoted by some workplaces or recruited by the
December 16, 1999
More Overseas Practitioners
Arrested in China
A Brief News from A Labor Camp
At 11pm on December 14, three Falun Gong practitioners
from California, United States, were arrested by the police in Shengzhen
when they were exchanging experiences at the home of a fellow practitioner.
In addition, about 20 practitioners from overseas were arrested by the
Chinese police after they attended the Hong Kong conference.
I was sent to the labor camp on November 3. Now 6 practitioners
from Shijiazhuang City, 2 from Shenzhe County, 2 from Zhao County, 4 from
Tangshan City, 4 from Handan City, 1 from Langfang city and 7 from Chengde
city have been sent to this labor camp.
December 17, 1999
Eight Falun Gong Practitioners
Arrested in Beijing
Chengdu City, Sichuan Province
On December 12, eight practitioners were arrested while
practicing Falun Gong in the Asian Olympic Village in Beijing. Their whereabouts
has been unknown.
About one hundred practitioners who are being detained
in the Jiu-ru-chun detention center in Chengdu City refused to sign on
the pledge that they would not practice Falun Gong in public, not go to
appeal and not secretly contact other practitioners. They are now on hunger
strike. Some practitioners have been on hunger strike for 5 days. Since
too many practitioners are being detained, the detention center becomes
very crowded. Many of them have been transferred here after being detained
for 5 to 6 days in the drug-stopping center.
December 19, 1999
Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province
On December 19, seven practitioners from Guangzhou were
arrested by the police of Zhongshan City when they were having a conversation
with four local practitioners during their meal without any reason. On
December 20, these seven practitioners were escorted back to their hometown
for 15 days of detention. Some practitioners refused to sign on the detention
certificates because they thought their basic right as a citizen had been
December 20, 1999
Another Five Practitioners
from Australia Arrested
Five Falun Dafa practitioners from Australia were arrested
when they were exchanging experience with other practitioners at the home
of a Beijing practitioner. That Beijing practitioner was also arrested.
Now their whereabouts is unknown.
A practitioner from Ireland called Liu Feng went back
to China during the Christmas break to appeal to the Chinese authorities
for Falun Dafa. He went to appeal alone with a letter on December 19. He
has been missing since then.
December 24, 1999
Chengdu City, Sichuan Province
Four Falun Gong practitioners
from Sichuan province were given criminal detention
Four Falun Gong practitioners from Nan-jiang county
of Si-chuan province, Pan Zheng-guan, Pan Hu etc were escorted back to
their hometown from Beijing. To threaten other practitioners, the local
police gave them criminal detention (according to Si-chuan's recent policy,
they should only be given administrative detention).
In order to prevent more practitioners from going to
Beijing to appeal, the local government is preparing to give these four
practitioners heavy sentence.
Beijing Practitioners Were
Prevented from Auditing the Trial of Four Major Falun Gong Contact People
* Today many practitioners received a notice from the
police station that there will be a trial next day and they should not
go to the Court to audit. Some practitioners were ordered to stay at home;
some practitioners were ordered to watch TV report of the trial; some practitioners
were ordered to go to the police station to report before 9am-tomorrow
December 26, 1999
The Latest Report on the
Show-trial of Four Falun Gong Contact People
On December 26, Chinese government put the four major
contact people of Falun Gong on trial in the First Intermediate Court located
at the Shi-jing-shan District of Beijing. At 10:00am, the police blocked
the roads to the Court about 1km away. The police checked the identification
cards of all passersby. Once a Falun Gong practitioner was found, he/she
would be immediately arrested.
At noon, a large number of police officers appeared
outside the First Intermediate Court of Beijing. Many plainclothes agents
appeared at the nearby crossroads, subways and bus stations to search for
Falun Gong practitioners. Many practitioners were arrested and taken to
the Shi-jing-shan Stadium. Some practitioners were even taken to the local
police stations from their homes.
The First Intermediate Court of Beijing sentenced the
former Falun Gong contact people Li Chang 18 years, Wang Zhi-wen 16 years,
Ji Lie-wu 12 years and Yao Jie 7 years without an open trial.
Many practitioners in Zhejiang province are going to
Beijing to appeal. At the beginning of November, Zhang Yu-wei, a
PhD student of the medical science department of Zhejiang University, and
Guo Chun-huan, a PhD student of the ancient literature department of Zhejiang
University, went to Beijing to appeal. They were under home arrest for
about one month.
Hong Chang, a former teacher in the Guo-tai Foreign
Arts School of Hangzhou City, was under home arrest for about two months.
Practitioner Fu Wei-zhong was under home arrest for
more than three months for exchanging experiences with other practitioners
from other places. Now he is baited out waiting for trial.
Zhang Jian-bo, a graduate student of Zhejiang Industrial
University, has been detained since the beginning of November and has not
yet been released. Recently, he has been "officially" arrested and is going
to be put on trial.
Pan Kan-xiang, a teacher of the psychology department
of Zhejiang University, is now being detained for exchanging experiences
with practitioners from Hangzhou University.
In Hai-yan City, about 11 practitioners went to Beijing
to appeal at the beginning of November. Among them, Cheng Qu has been sent
to a labor camp for one year of forced labor. Three other practitioners
have been "officially" arrested. The rest of them are also in custody.
In Yu-yao City, at the beginning of November, Yao Hong
and another practitioner went to Beijing to appeal and were escorted back
with handcuffs and shackles. After 45 days of administrative detention,
they were freed on December 26.
Zhang Chun-qing, Zhu Hang,
and other practitioners are suffering further persecutions for exposing
police tortures they suffered before
So far, over 100 female practitioners have been sent
to the Ma-shan-jia labor camp in Shenyang. Eighteen of them are from Dalian
City; others are from other places of Liao-ning province. The number of
male practitioners in the labor camp is unknown.
Liang Qing from Dalian City was detained in the Yao-jia
detention center in Nan-guan-ling for going to Beijing to appeal on July
20; she was freed after 26 days of detention. Later, on October 24, she
was arrested again at home because she had sent the news about the inhumane
police tortures of Zhang Chun-qing and other practitioners to foreign media.
Her computer and other equipments were also confiscated. Liang Qing was
sentenced to 3 years of forced labor.
Zhang Chun-qing is now being detained in the Ma-shan-jia
labor camp for three years of forced labor. Her family only received a
verbal notice on her detention without detailed information.
Zhu Hang, an associate professor from Dalian Industrial
University, is now being detained in a hospital for mental patients and
is forced to accept the treatments for mental patients because she refuses
to give up Falun Gong.
Zhang Xiao-hong is now being detained in the Yao-jia
detention center because she had gone to appeal.
Sha Yu-song has been sentenced to one and a half years
of forced labor because his previous experience in the detention center
was exposed on the Internet.
Yi Xing-qin and Yang Xiu-juan are now being detained
in a drug-stopping center because their experiences were exposed on the
All sentenced and detained practitioners are forbidden
to be visited by their families.
The Disciplinary Committee of Xishui (county) of Guizhou
(province) expelled the former Deputy Secretary of Tuchen City, Lu Anqiu,
from the Communist Party because he refused to give up his belief in Falun
Dafa. The Public Security Bureau sentenced him to 3 years in a labor camp.
Towards the end of 1999, about 20 practitioners were
sent to labor camps. It is said that practitioners who went to Beijing
to appeal more than once would be sent directly to labor camps.
Three Falun Gong practitioners
from Singapore Are Being Detained in Beijing
Three Falun Gong practitioners from Singapore, Wu Guo-rui,
Xiong Chang-nei and Xiong Shou-yong, who are students of Nan-yang Institute
of Technology, went to China on November 6 to appeal to the Chinese government
to stop its persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. So far, they have
been detained by the Beijing police for over one month. It is believed
that they were arrested at Tiananmen Square four or five days after they
arrived in Beijing. These three Chinese students are recipients of scholarships
awarded by the Department of Education of Singapore.
Chong-qing, Si-chuan Province
Wu-su County, Xing-jiang Province
Recently, the police department in Si-chuan received
a secret notice from the Ministry of Public Security. The notice ordered
them to punish Falun Gong practitioners as heavily, and as soon, as possible.
The secret notice also required them to expand punishment of "important
members of Falun Gong" to all Falun Gong practitioners. Whoever continues
to "associate", "appeal" or "attack" will be punished with either administrative
detention, criminal detention, labor education etc. The secret notice stated
explicitly that it was allowed to sentence Falun Gong practitioners to
Since December, the Si-chuan government and the public
security department have intensified the persecution against Falun Gong
practitioners throughout the province. The police stations require all
practitioners to attend "the transformation classes" and to sign the pledge
of three guarantees. They were not allowed to leave the classes unless
they agreed to sign. As to those practitioners who have been detained before,
they will be detained indefinitely if they do not promise that they will
not go to Beijing to appeal and will not associate with other practitioners.
Wu-gui-qiao police station in Cheng-du (city) cut off
the telephone lines of local Falun Gong practitioners. Public security
departments in Shuan-liu, Wen-jiang and other places confiscated some practitioners'
ID cards, property certificates etc and threatened that if they continued
to practice org o to appeal, their apartments would be taken back by the
state (in China, many people are living in state-own apartments). Many
police departments have received a notice that if they could not transfer
local Falun Gong practitioners, the officials would be dismissed. If as
soldier or a state employee has some family members who practice Falun
Gong, he/she will be suspended from work until the family members give
up Falun Gong. Many practitioners have to divorce their spouses. In order
not to bring trouble to their family members, some practitioners wrote
statements terminating the relationships.
As soon as the Chinese communist regime defamed Falun
Dafa as an "evil religion", some practitioners from Wu-Su County hit the
road to Beijing to appeal and they have already been escorted back by police.
They include Li Hou-Zhuang, Chen Hui-Fang, Liang Yu-Ying, Wang Shao-Feng,
Liu Hong-Yuan. They are now being detained together with another 30practitioners
from the same county. The police would release them only as long as they
promised to give up Falun Gong, otherwise, they would be detained indefinitely.
Wang Shao-Feng and Liu Hong-Yuan have been detained
for two months so far. A former contact person of Falun Gong, Cui Xiu-Lan,
went on a hunger strike for five days, and she was transferred to a labor
camp directly. Another contact person, Tan Lu, and a practitioner have
also been sent to a labor camp.
It was said that Li Hou-Zhuang and Chen Hui-Fang (who
are now in police custody) would "be arrested immediately" and charged
with "association across provinces and cities", and would be sentenced
Two practitioners from Nan-Hai and a local practitioner
were arrested at the home of the latter on December 30. Their family members
are not allowed to visit them.
Part 2. From
July 20th to August
Part 3. From
September to October
November to December
January, 2000 up to present
(... 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.)
This information was collected by some Falun Dafa
practitioners in North America.
All kind-hearted people around the
please help us.