Records of Chinese Government's Violations of
Human Rights of Falun Gong Practitioners

(Updated on March 30th)


Chinese government blocks the passage of information in all means, including:

  1. Forcing domestic peoples to be silent by using their dictating power like army and police;
  2. Preventing international media, even those physically in China, from obtaining the first-hand facts;
  3. Spreading lies all over the world after cutting the contact between people and foreign media.
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.

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 5 From January up to present

January 1, 2000


Practitioners From Japan Did Group Practice on the Tiananmen Square to Celebrate the New Millennium January 2, 2000


January 10, 2000


Courageous Practitioners Continued to Appeal in Beijing

January 11, 2000

Sichuan Province

Falun Gong practitioner Ms Zhang Hui-fang lost her job and home; a 78 years old practitioner Ms. Wang Shu-zhen cannot go home

Wen-jiang County, Sichuan Province

Practitioners went to appeal during the New Year's Day; local police officers ransacked practitioners' homes

Chengdu City, Sichuan Province

Chengdu authorities continue to throw "stubborn" practitioners into jails

January 12, 2000

A Major of the Armed Police Appealed on the Tiananmen Square

Yu Feng-lai, a major of the armed police in Shan-dong Province, came to Beijing to appeal to the authorities for Falun Gong, after successfully escaping the intense surveillance by the local armed police officers. After many failed attempts, he finally came to the Tiananmen Square on January 2 and practiced Falun Dafa exercises to show the world that Falun Dafa is the righteous practice. After about 20 seconds, he was taken away by the plain police officers. Currently he is being detained in the armed police corps and has already been removed from duty.

Da-qing City, Heilongjiang Province

The police in Da-qing City set up a "penalty for appealing"

January 13, 2000

Chinese air force general sentenced to 17 years for Falun Gong role

Chengdu City, Shichuan Province

January 15, 2000

Da-qing City, Heilongjiang Province

284 Practitioners from Da-qing City Signed an Appealing Letter to the Authorities; Representatives Were arrested and 6 were sent to labor camps

Member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Congress Was Relieved of Duties for Calling an End to the Ban on Falun Gong Japan

Falun Gong Practitioners from Japan Detained in China For More Than 2 Weeks

January 16, 2000

Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province

Guangzhou City Is Intensifying Persecution Against Falun Gong Practitioners

January 17, 2000


We Mourn for Two More Practitioners Who DIED in Chinese Police Custody

Three Practitioners Suffered Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in a Police Station; One of them Died

A Practitioner from Guangzhou, Gao Xian-ming, Died in Detention Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province

Six Practitioners from Da-qing Sent to Forced Labor Camp for Writing An Appeal Letter to Chinese President Jiang Ze-min

January 18, 2000

Sichuan Province

Professor of Si-chuan University, Hong Ji-rong, Was Sentenced to Three Years of Forced Labor for Writing an Appeal Letter to Mr. Annan

Guizhou Province

Practitioner from Gui-zhou Province, Song Bang-fu, Was Given Three Years Forced Labor "Education" for Appealing in Beijing


News from Ireland: Practitioner from Ireland Are still Being Detained by the Chinese Communist Regime


Tsing-hua University Is Imposing Greater Pressure on Falun Gong Practitioners

More Barbaric Persecution: 52 Practitioners from Fang-shan District Detained in Zhou-kou-dian Hospital for Mental Patients by Chinese Communist Regime Jiangsu Province

Jiang-su Practitioners Urge the Government to Stop Violating The Human Rights of Falun Gong Practitioners

January 20, 2000

Chengdu City, Sichuan Province

An American citizen, Ms. Kong Bin, Arrested in Cheng-du City

More Persecutions against Falun Gong practitioners in Chengdu City: detention of family members, homes ransacked, 18-19 hours of hard labor, tortures, humiliations, and fines.

January 21, 2000

Shuang-liu County, Sichuan Province

Shuang-liu Communist Authorities Humiliated Practitioners by Parading Them Through Street on Market Day

Jing-men County, Hubei Province

Many Practitioners Arrested, Including the Head of a Local Police Station

February 1, 2000

Chinese Diplomats in Thailand Asked Local Chinese Businessmen to Report on Falun Gong Activities


Chinese Communist Regime Sentenced another 32 Practitioners in Beijing Before the Chinese New Year; More to Be Sentenced


Practitioners Calling the Hotline on "the Issue of Religions and Beliefs" Interrogated

Huairou County, Beijing

Practitioners from Huai-rou County of Beijing Resumed Group Practice and Are Arrested

Heilongjiang Province

Brutal Persecutions in Hei-long-jiang Province; Member of Political Consultative Congress Sentenced to Three Years of Forced Labor

Dongyin City, Shandong Province

Practitioners from Dong-yin City of Shan-dong Province Attempted Group Practice; Many Arrested

Laixi City, Shandong Province

Practitioners Still Being Detained for Not Being Able to Afford Financial Penalty; One Practitioner's Home Robbed by Police

Lanzhou City, Gansu Province

Unimaginable Sufferings in Detention Center of Lanzhou City, Gansu Province

Qinhuangdao City, Hebei Province

Hundreds of Practitioners from Qin-huang-dao City, Hebei Province Went to Beijing to Appeal; Some Walking, Some Bicycling.

February 4, 2000

Hard Evidence of China's Violation Of Constitutional Rights --- An Official Announcement of A Village Government

[Note: The following is an announcement posted by the Committee of Xiao-Jia Village. One can see from this official announcement that the local communist authorities' persecutions against Falun Gong practitioners have gone to a ridiculous extent.]

Announcement to All Villagers

Comrade Villagers,

  • The Falun Gong "organization" has been charged with the crime of "overturning the state power" by the authorities, and whoever refuses to give up Falun Gong will be deemed as a criminal. According to the principle set by the authorities, from now on, any Falun Gong practitioner who has gone out of town to appeal to any governmental department beyond the township and to make trouble will be fined 10,000Yuan after being escorted back by the police. His/Her water supply, electricity and telephone will be cut off. All his/her certificates will be confiscated too. He/She will be severely punished by law.
  • All backbone members of Falun Gong must write a pledge of breaking up with XXX and Falun Gong, turn in their ID cards and pay a deposit of5,000 Yuan. The township government will hold a class for those who refuse to break up with the Falun Gong "organization" until they write the pledge and pay the deposit in full.
  • If one refuses to break up with Falun Gong, the police department will confiscate all his/her certificates issued by the state. Moreover, the village will not issue any certificates to him/her, or provide any service. All his/her directly-related family members will be expelled from school, kindergarten, or state-run workplace until he/she breaks up with Falun Gong.



    Committee of Xiao-jia Village
    December 18, 1999
    With Official Seal


    Chinese New Yearís Eve Witnessed Brutal Violence on Tiananmen Square [1]

    February 5, 2000

    Sichuan Province

    Recent Persecutions in Sichuan Province (1)

    1. The Head of a Police Station Was Removed from His Post for Failing to Prevent Local Practitioners from Going to Beijing to Appeal

    2. Bonus Was Revoked, Family Members Were Threatened 3. Kept in Police Custody Because Uncertain about Whether to Go to Beijing to Appeal 4. Professor Hong Ji-rong Were Sentenced with Three Years of Forced Labor and Removed from Party 5. Doctor Went to Appeal; Clinic was Confiscated 6. Reported By the Neighbor; Wife and Son Were Gone Beijing

    Chinese New Year's Eve in Tiananmen Square: Chinese police brutally beat and arrest over 1000 Falun Gong practitioners

    Chinese New Yearís Eve Witnessed Brutal Violence on Tiananmen Square [2] Falun Gong members arrested as China welcomes Year of the Dragon

    Associated Press

    Dalian City, Liaoning Province

    February 6, 2000

    Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province


    February 7, 2000

    Changsha City, Hunan Province

    Weinan, Shanxi Province

    Chinese Communist Authorities Admitted That a Slanderous Report Was a Total Fabrication

    Note: The propaganda campaign launched by the Chinese communist regime against Falun Gong and its founder has been unprecedented since the "great Cultural Revolution" in terms of intensity and viciousness. The slandering has gone to such an extent that, recently, the communist authorities had to admit that a special report claiming "Zhang Zhi-wen committed suicide by burning herself and her daughter, in protest of the government's crackdown on Falun Gong", which had been reprinted by many Chinese newspapers, was a 100% fabrication. The following is a report by a journalist from Voice of America. Hai Tao, of Voice of America, reported from Los Angeles:

    Beihai City, Guangxi Province

    Practitioner Detained and Forced to Take Injections in Mental Hospital for More Than Two Months (Self-account)

    [The doctors and nurses even made fun of me, "Aren't you practicing Falun Gong? Let us see which is stronger, Falun Gong, or our medicines?"... As long as they knew that I was practicing Falun Gong, they would increase the dosage of medicines on me.]


    Anhui Province

    False news reports must be exposed -- Exposure of Mainland China's false news report by a Falun Gong practitioner who suffered from slanders

    My name is GuangHua Li, 37 years old.  I am currently employed as a lecturer at the Department of Foreign Language of Foreign Language Institute in affiliation with AnHui Normal Institute.  I am also a firm believer of Falun Dafa.  Not long ago, I was deeply astonished by the false news report about me published by major newspapers including AnHui Daily and People's Daily.  To ensure a correct understanding of the facts, a clarification to the public must be made.

    January 11, 2000, AnHui Daily published an article titled "Walk Out of The Falun Gong Mud" on its front page.  There were three points in that untruthful article. 1." I declared renouncement from Falun Gong illegal organization". 2. "I did not care about the quality of my teaching while I was a practitioner of Falun Gong, and the teaching quality has been improved after I was transformed". 3. "I did not give much attention to scientific research, but after being transformed I published two papers".  I must point out that these are simply NOT facts.

    First of all, I have been a determined Falun Dafa practitioner and I will be a Falun Dafa practitioner for the rest of my life.  There never existed the issue of my renouncing Falun Dafa, let alone was I transformed and re-educated.

    Secondly, I have always been conscientious and responsible regarding my teaching career.  As a result, I have earned praise among the students.  Being responsible for one's job is a requirement for practitioners of Falun Dafa.  Besides, since I have never stopped practicing Falun Gong, the issue of the differences before and after the so-called "transformation" has never existed.

    Thirdly, in the second half of 1999, I had two papers published on academic journals. But they were written and submitted in the first half of 1999.  Both publications carried the dates when my papers were received.  They can be used as evidence.  The issue of publishing papers as a result of the "transformation" does not exist.

    Of course, it is necessary to point out that on July 22, 1999, under tremendous political pressure, I made statements on TV and newspapers that I would "separate from the Falun Gong illegal organization", "will no longer take responsibility as the main contact person of the WuHu city Assistant Center".  However, shortly after I made these statements against my will, I realized that I had made mistakes under pressure.  Therefore, when the local police station and city public security department contacted with me in later days, I clearly told them that I had always been practicing Falun Gong.  Strangely, there was no reaction to my positive attitude towards Falun Gong.  What is difficult to understand is that the propaganda office of the party committee in my school, motivated by their own political interests, without making me aware of the situation, fabricated a false news report with a reporter from AnHui Daily based on the irresponsible remarks by the school officials that recklessly distorted the facts.  Even aware of the fact that I had always been practicing Falun Gong with determination, they still made up such a story of how I was transformed.  What a ridiculous thing in the world!

    It is a great pity that a report with such distortion of facts was published on the Party newspaper, and was even reprinted on the well-known newspapers like the  People's Daily.  I can't refrain from asking, what kind of people are they who could disregard facts, confuse black and white, right and wrong to defame Falun Dafa?  Where is the work Ethics of news media workers in China?  Is there any authenticity in the circle of news media in China?

    In order to prove to the people of the world the greatness of Falun Dafa and to eliminate the sufferings that the evil force has caused to Falun Dafa practitioners using my name, I came alone to Beijing in the Chinese traditional New Year's Eve to appeal.  As long as the damages to Falun Dafa practitioners caused by the false news report could be recovered, I am willing to sacrifice my life for it.


    Falun Gong Practitioners from Bridgewater, NJ Arrested in China

    U.S. And Australian Falun Gong Members Held In China

    February 8, 2000


    A Falun Gong Practitioner from USA Were Arrested in Beijing

    Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province

    Practitioners in Shijiazhuang, Ye-ning Liang and Rong-xin Duan, Were Sentenced 6 and 8 years jail terms

    Tangshan City, Hebei Province

    Xi-meng Zhou and other practitioners tortured in the Tang-shan Labor Camp

    Chengdu City, Sichuan

    Practitioners in Chengdu City Were Sentenced Before the Chinese New Year

    February 9, 2000

    We Urge The Government To Respect The Law And Stop Persecuting Falun Gong Practitioners --- Report from Jiaozhou City, Shandong Province

    Changchun City, Jilin Province

    February 10, 2000

    Nanyang City, Henan Province

    Persecutions in Nan-yang City, He-nan Province

    1. Since April 1999, many practitioners in Nan-yang City have stood out and gone to Beijing to defend Falun Dafa. Several hundred practitioners have been illegally detained for 15 days to 4 months. Currently, dozens of practitioners are still being detained.
    2. Some practitioners were on hunger strikes in the jail for up to 7 days. Some practitioners refused to write the pledge promising that they would give up Falun Gong and would not go to Beijing to appeal, even though they were under great pressures. Because of that, they have suffered more tribulations physically and mentally.
    3. Some practitioners were put in handcuffs and shackles for more than one month.     For example, practitioners Jin-ting Fan, Yu-lian Zhang, Zhi-yun Jiao, Yong-zhen Xiao, Juan Niu, Xiu-yun Wang and Yu-juan Kui etc were put in handcuffs and shackles for a long time in jail.
    4. Some practitioners were humiliated in jail by officers and criminals. For example, Hong-cheng Lu was forced to bend down to smell the toilet for more than 4 hours.
    5. Some practitioners were illegally detained just for exchanging experiences with other local practitioners.
    6. Some practitioners were thrown into jail for writing to the local officials to report the truth of Falun Gong. Practitioners Xin He, Yu-qing Gao and Doctor Zhang from the cancer hospital were detained for more than one month for writing to their supervisors or city officials to report the truth of Falun Gong.
    7. Some practitioners were under home arrest for 24 hours a day. For example, Gui-lian Su, Zhi-yun Jiao and Pei-jie Yao were monitored by their workplaces after they were freed from the detention center.  Some practitioners' home phones were monitored by the police. Some practitioners' ID cards were confiscated and they were required to pay 2,000 Yuan to 5,000 Yuan as deposit.
    8. Practitioners Dong-mei Peng and Wen-ting Li were illegally detained for more than three months before they were given a sentence of 2 to 3 years of forced labor only because they refused to write the pledge of giving up Falun Gong.
    9. Practitioner Chun-zhi Liu was detained for more than one month and fined 9,000 Yuan for going to Beijing to appeal. She was detained again in January for refusing to write the pledge of giving up Falun Gong. She has been detained until now.

    February11, 2000

    Zhaoyuan City, Shandong Province

    Six Latest Reports on Persecutions in Zhao-yuan City, Where Ms. Zhao Jinhua Was Tortured to Death in October 1999

    [Police officers and local government officials often took turns to torture practitioners continuously by beating and electrical shocks until practitioners lost consciousness. They also imposed stiff fines on practitioners.]

    1. On September 22, 1999, the local government and the police department of Ling-long Town of Zhao-yuan City, Shan-dong Province arrested practitioners You-ying Lu, Rui-su Gao, Ke-ying Wen, Yan-qin Sun, Mei-feng Li, Dong-fang Chang and Wen-de Li and detained them without going through any legal procedures.

    2. On September 28, practitioners Wei-dian Qin, Mei-xin Li, Xi-bin Fu and Xi-li Fu from the Da-qin-jia village of Da-qin-jia Town in Zhao-yuan City were arrested at midnight by the local police station without any legal formalities.  More than 15 people were put into an "iron cage" which is less than 4.5 square meters.  They were detained for 12 to 18 days.  The police station did not notify anyone to send them food.  A secretary of the township government used the shoe brush to hit the head of the practitioner Ying-xia Fu and the brush was broken from the beating. Later, that practitioner bought a new shoe brush for the police station. 3. On October 1, Ms. Chun-na Lu, practitioner from Da-qin-jia Town of Zhao-yuan City, went to Beijing to appeal by walking and getting ride. She arrived at Beijing on October 4. She was sent to the police station immediately because she told the truth when asking the directions from a police officer. She was escorted back to the Da-qin-jia Town on the next afternoon. As soon as she got off the car, some local officers surrounded her and beat her. She lost her consciousness very soon. These officers thought that she was pretending to be dead, and continued to torture her. Later, they even waved a lighter in front of her to see whether she had any response. When they found that she had no response, they thus poured cold water on her face. It still didn't work. They then sent her to Da-qin-jia hospital for emergency treatment. After her relatives came, the police officers lied that she looked liked that because she had refused to eat anything for 3 days. Three days later, she was sent to the city police station for detention for half a month.  After she came back home, the officers went to her home asking her to pay for the transportation fee, and threatened to confiscate the salaries of her elder sister and father.

    4. On November 9, two practitioners from Da-qin-jia Town of Zhao-yuan City, Ms. Yu-hua Zhang, who was 55-year-old, and Ms. Lian-fang Wang, who was 58-year-old, went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong. They were intercepted by police in Wei-fang Train Station. Some governmental officials of the Da-qin-jia Town came to pick them up.

    5. On November 10, Cai-xia Fu, practitioner from Wo-hu Village of Da-qin-jia Town of Zhao-yuan City, went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong. The next morning, at the entrance of the Appealing office, when she was just handing over the appeal letter, some officers from the government of Da-qin-jia town rushed over and took away the letter by force. Then she was brought into a hotel where she suffered beatings until she lost consciousness. Right after she woke up, she was handcuffed on a closet for about 40 hours. She was sent back to the Da-qin-jia Town on the night of November 12. Some officers continued to torture her for more than two hours until they got tired. After that, they demanded her to pay 10,000 Yuan and threatened that her tractor used for farming (worth 14,000 Yuan) would be taken away if she refused to pay. An officer whose last name is Wang wrote a mortgage document and forced her to copy it by hand and leave her thumbprint on it (the mortgage document still exists). Then they sent her to the local police station. On November 15, she was transferred to  the City Public Security Bureau for criminal detention.

    6. On December 15, Fu-shan-zhen local police station of Zhao-yuan City arrested 7 Falun Gong practitioners including Xiang Liu, Shu-qing Li and Ming-zhu Liu who went to appeal. They were detained in underground prison, no light at all. And they had been tortured. The punishments include being forced to squat down with both arms stretching out, heels lifted off the ground; being forced to hold clubs by bending legs; electric shock; etc.

    Latest News from Japan and China

    [1] Practitioners from Japan Arrested by Chinese Police

    [2] President of Architecture Institute Arrested for Supporting Falun Gong [3] Practitioner Detained for Doing Exercises at Home [4] Chief Police Officer Punished; Authorities Transferred Police Officers Dalian City, Liaoning Province

    Ms. Qiu-ju Gao, Key Contact Person of Falun Gong in Dalian City, Was Secretly Sentenced to 9 Years in Jail

    Guangxi Province

    Jin-chun Huang, a Judge in Guang-xi Province, Was Sent to Mental Hospital and Injected Sedatives with Damaging Side Effects

    February 12, 2000

    Zhuozhou City, Hebei Province

    Appalling Experiences of Five Falun Gong Practitioners from Zhuozhou City, Hebei Province


    February 13, 2000

    Chinese government will intensify the persecutions against Falun Gong

    Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province

    An Official of Department of Security of Hebei Province Jailed for Appealing for Falun Dafa

    Guangdong Province Beijing

    February 14, 2000

    Changchun, Jilin Province

    Some practitioners in Da-guang detention center are on the 11th day of hunger strike (starting from February 4, 2000). More practitioners are joining the hunger strike.

    February 16, 2000


    Xinjiang Province Chengdu City, Province

    Before the Lunar New Year, Chengdu police department sentenced many practitioners.

    February 17, 2000

    Zhaoyuan City, Shandong Province

    Local authorities of Zhaoyuan City, where Mr. Zhao Jinhua was tortured to death, continued to persecute other Falun Gong practitioners relentlessly

    1. On September 20, the associate chief of police (Last name Nan) of the Ling-long Town police department ransacked the home of practitioner Ms. Youying Lu without any warrant and confiscated her Falun Dafa materials.

    2. On December 28, 1999, 5 practitioners, Shao-mei Sun, Cui-xiang Wang, Xiu-fang Nu, Yuan-mei Lu and Cui-qing Song, were intercepted on their way to Beijing and taken back to the Ling-long police department. A police official, Zheng-tao Chen, body-searched them by stripping them. It was cold winter. They were cold and shivering on the ground. At night, they slept on the cement floor without quilts. The guard Bing-xin Li did not allow them to use the restrooms and kept the windows open. They were very cold for two days and two nights. Shao-mei Sun was later sent to a hospital for emergency treatment by her family members and was able to recover.

    3. From January 23 to 27 of 2000, 9 of us practitioners including You-ying Lu and Cui-hua Liu were escorted back from Beijing and detained in the police station. We slept on the cement floor and were forbidden to use the quilts sent to us by our family members. We were forced to clean the floors and windows everyday. Otherwise, we would be denied food.

    February 20, 2000

    Practitioners Abused in Mental Hospital

    Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province

    1. A First Rank Police Supervisor "Treated" in Nanjing Mental Hospital

    Laiyang City, Shandong Province

    2. More than 20 Practitioners "Treated" in Lai-yang Mental Hospital and Demanded Expensive Fees

    February 24, 2000

    Zhaoyuan City, Shandong Province (Message received on Feb 24, 2000)

    How the Da-qing-jia Township Government in Zhaoyuan City Tortured Falun Gong Practititioners from January 1 to January 3

    (Provided by a practitioner in Da-qing-jia Town, January 7, 2000 )


    "You have no right to arrest me just because I am walking"

    February 25, 2000


    1. [Chengdu, Si-chuan Province] Help! Pregnant Woman Still in Custody

    2. [Beijing] Suppression on Falun Gong Intensified before "Two Conferences" 3.  [Changchun, Ji-lin Province] Over 400 Practitioners in Detention 4. [Changchun, Ji-lin Province]  Hunger Strike in Ba-li-pu Detention Center Feb 25, 2000 Reuters: U.S. Says Human Rights in China Worsened in 1999

    February 28, 2000

    Falun Gong Member Beaten To Death By Chinese Police

    Monday, 28, February, Falun Gong Member Dies After China Beatings-Group

    (... 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 world,
    please help us.