were severely tortured, and following are just few examples
The detained/arrested practitioners have been tortured, denied
use of washroom, or not being fed for long period of time, forced to do
hard labor and received many other kinds of cruel treatments. One witness
who was released from a Changchun detention center said, "Regardless of
whether they are male or female, they are being beaten up with all their
clothes stripped off. Wounds can be found all over their bodies. Even pregnant
women haven't escaped such inhumane treatment. Ms. Xu (a practitioner)
was handcuffed, hung up by a rope, and beaten. There are wounds all over
her back.". Another adds from Jiaozhou city, Shandong province: "To force
them to confess, some were not allowed to sleep for five days and nights,
and not allowed to eat for three days. After they were badly beaten, police
threatened them and told them not to talk about the situation they faced
in custody. In the countryside, many practitioners were forced to submit
large amounts of money as a deposit to guarantee that they would not go
to appeal to Beijing. "
Some practitioners were sent to mental hospitals and
locked up with mental patients. Wei Huayu, who works for the Jiaozhuo Accounting
Firm, and Tan Guihua, who works for the Third Shoe Factory of Jiaozhuo,
were forced to accept tranquilizer injections (or sedatives) for more than
20 days in a mental hospital, because they do not give up practicing Falun
Numerous cases of hunger strike have taken place in
many detention centers nation wide to protest the illegal ban of Falun
Gong and the illegal custody of the practitioners. Some practitioners were
beaten and physically abused even during the hunger strike. One witness
from Changping county, Beijing said "after three days without eating any
food or drinking any water, they were ordered by the policemen to stand
in the burning sun for 3 hours. Some vomited out gall, some sweated
until dehydrated. But they were not allowed to drink water or squat down.
Whoever squat down will be beaten with fist or kicked with feet."
A Falun Dafa practitioner, Ms. Zhao Jinhua from
Shangdong province, was tortured and beaten to death on October 7 during
custody by police, because she would not promise to stop practicing Falun
Another practitioner, Zhu shaolan from Jinzhou city, died
of hunger strike for the freedom to practice Falun Gong on October 5. She
was detained after she signed an appeal letter for their freedom to practice
Falun Gong and started hunger strike with other 40 practitioners to protest
Professor, Ms. Zhu Hang in Dalian, was tortured with "Di
Lao" (translated literaaly as the "Prison in Hell") device that held her
unable to move. As a result, she was not allowed to use toilet or eat on
Police also heat iron bars and use them to beat practitioners.
Police used leather toed shoes to kick the stomach of one
8-month pregnant women.
Summary of Happenings about
Falun Gong in China after July 20
Hundreds of volunteer coordinators were arrested in their
homes during the early morning hours on July 20th.
Tens of thousands of practitioners were arbitrarily detained,
beaten, and punished for appealing to the government agencies for releasing
Chinese government on July 22nd banned Falun Gong. Tens of
millions of Chinese civilians are deprived of their basic human rights
to practice a health improving exercise and to read a virtuous book.
Falun Gong books and videos have been confiscated, pulped
The state propaganda machine intensified the campaign to
defame Falun Dafa with fabricated stories and false accusations nation-wide
for nearly two months.
Falun Dafa practitioners in China are forced to choose between
practicing Falun Dafa and maintaining their party memberships, jobs, education,
Practitioners were also forced to make false statements about
the practice and to swear that they will stop cultivating.
Practitioners who would not renounce Falun Dafa have lost
their jobs and means of providing for themselves and their families.
The arrested volunteer coordinators, and those who refuse
to denounce Falun Dafa, will be prosecuted and could face severe jail terms.
Lawyers are ordered not to represent Falun Dafa practitioners
and to conform to the government's policy (that is, involvement in any
Falun Dafa activities is illegal).
China issued an international arrest order for Master. Li,
which Interpol refused to enforce.
Practitioners who are found continuing practice will be detained
and severely tortured.