[Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Authorities Detain the Family of Practitioner
Peng Min, Who Was Persecuted to Death
Practitioner Peng Min, who lived in the Wuchang district of Wuhan City,
died on April 6, 2001 after enduring a tremendous amount of pain and
suffering. The Wuchang Police Department, the local 610 Office (an
organization created to solve the "Falun Gong Problem"), and the
Liangdaojie Police Station cremated his body secretly on April 7th.
In an attempt to prevent the outside world from finding out about his death,
the authorities have arrested Peng's mother Li Yingxiu and his brother Peng
Liang, and are forcing them to attend a "transformation class" at
Hongxia, Qinlin. His sister is being detained at the Dongxihu Detention
Center, and his father has been detained at the Hewan Labor Camp for more than
[Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Episodes During a Family Visitation Day for
Former Falun Gong Practitioners Detained in the Hewan Labor Camp
Among the Falun Gong practitioners who are being detained in the Hewan
Labor Camp, some have been "transformed (i.e. they promised to give up
practicing Falun Gong). As a reward for their "transformation," they
are allowed to have visits with their family members on the 15th
day of every month (those practitioners who have refused to be
"transformed" are denied visitation privileges altogether). The
following are a few scenes that were played out during such a visitation day:
[Beijing] Suspicious Circumstances Around the Tiananmen
- Many people who were there to visit their loved ones personally
witnessed the incarceration of a 13-year-old little girl at the labor
camp. They were shocked by what they saw and said, "How could they
send a minor to the labor camp for practicing Falun Gong? It is an
indication of how much the Communist Party is afraid of Falun Gong!"
- A practitioner who is being detained at the labor camp has taken a wrong
path in her understanding of the Fa. When a member of her family went to
visit her, she told him what her current train of thought was. Even though
the family member was not a practitioner himself, he still truthfully
replied, "If you had never practiced Falun Gong, you would have died
a long time ago." The former practitioner could not think of anything
to say when confronted with this simple truth. She had been suffering from
a terminal illness affecting her immune system, which was cured after she
began to practice Falun Gong. When her family member saw her after she had
been "transformed," he was saddened to see that she had once
again started to show symptoms of her previous illness. For one thing,
there were numerous spots on her face due to the decrease of her blood
- When she was first sent to the labor camp, an elderly lady (who has
since been "transformed") was in perfect health. Now her hair
has turned completely white, and she is extremely thin. In addition, due
to the backbreaking manual labor that she has to perform everyday, the
poor diet, and the mental anguish, she began to suffer from a number of
illnesses, including glaucoma and gastrointestinal diseases. When her
family members saw her, she whispered to them that her life has been
extremely difficult, even after she promised to give up practicing Falun
Gong. On top of suffering from several diseases, she has begun to notice
traces of blood in her feces. Her family asked the labor camp officials to
release her on medical parole. The reply was, "No, we are not going
to release her! If she dies, we are not going to release her body until
after her original term ends!" Her family complained bitterly,
"Now we finally know that you people never live up to your promises.
We have given you so much money! Now it looks as if the money would have
been better spent if we fed it to dogs. Didn't you tell us that her
situation would improve a great deal if she were 'transformed?' Otherwise
we would not have gone along with you and signed the so-called
'cooperation for transformation agreement.' If this is the way that you
want to treat her, then why do you go through the charade of allowing
family visits? Why don't you just wait until she dies and tell us to get
her body? Isn't that the way that you people treat Falun Gong
practitioners anyway, claiming 'any death will be a suicide?' Don't you
have any shred of conscience left? Haven't you done enough evil deeds? How
could you treat an old lady this way? Aren't you afraid that there will be
dire consequences for your viciousness?"
According to a practitioner who was present at Tiananmen Square when the
"self-immolation" took place, the policemen stationed around the
square showed no reaction whatsoever when the fire started. It appears that
they were sent there to guard the scene, and had been instructed not to get
involved with the incident directly.
[Jining City, Shandong Province] The Police Hang Practitioner Li Shuliang
in the Air for Eight Days
Practitioner Li Shuliang was arrested while passing out Falun Gong
truth-clarifying flyers. His home was ransacked, and he was subjected to
inhumane torture. No matter how the police tortured him, his reply was always,
"Follow Teacher closely, steadfastly cultivating Dafa. No evil will have
a chance to touch my heart!" The vicious policemen put heavy iron chains
around his legs and arms, and hung him up in the air so that the tips of his
feet barely touched the ground. Master Li's words "To endure completely
without anger or grievance is the forbearance of a cultivator" came to
his mind, and his determination grew. Time passed by slowly--one day, two
days, three days passed... On the eighth day, the police finally gave in and
took him down.
Li Shuliang is supposedly being detained somewhere in the city of Jinan,
but the authorities have refused to allow his family to visit him. Nobody
knows if he is still alive.
[Northern China] Falun Gong Messages Cover a Certain Northern Chinese City
on April 25th
On the evening of April 24th
, practitioners in a certain
northern Chinese city spray-painted the message, "the Central Chinese TV
Station Makes Up Lies to Slander Falun Gong" on all the major streets and
overpass bridges in the city. The local residents saw the message on April 25th
Hopefully the kind-hearted people will benefit from our effort.
[Mainland China] The Mighty Virtue of a Falun Gong Practitioner
A practitioner was turned in and arrested while distributing Falun Gong
truth-clarifying material. Even after she was locked into the police van, she
was completely at ease with herself. She just kept on reciting Master Li's
poems from Hongyin
(collection of Teacher's poems) and "Lunyu"
silently. At the police station, a policeman asked her, "Why are you
distributing Falun Gong flyers?" She said, "Falun Dafa is good! I am
a Dafa disciple, and it is my duty to speak up on behalf of the Dafa.
Everything on the flyer is the truth. Is it a crime to let people find out the
truth?" The policeman then asked her where the flyers came from. She said
that she had found them somewhere. The policeman finally asked her if she had
passed out any flyers in the past. She truthfully replied that she had done
that twice before.
The "surprising" thing is that the policeman released her right
away. When they ran into each other in the local market later on, the
policeman actually bought some fruit as a gift to her and said, "I want
to apologize for causing you any trouble!"
[Shandong Province] Beijing Police Hold a Shandong Police Chief Hostage to
Force a Practitioner to Pay a Heavy Fine for Going to Beijing to Appeal for
Before he began to practice Falun Gong, a Shandong practitioner was
nicknamed "the Little Mute." He could only utter a couple of simple
words. Falun Gong brought a lot of miraculous changes to his life. For one
thing, he now has the ability to carry on a normal conversation with fellow
practitioners. When the Chinese government began to persecute Falun Gong and
slander Master Li, the first thing that came to his mind was, "If we
change the situation in human society and reverse the general climate, then
let's see who still says that Dafa is good and who changes his mind
"Huge Exposure"). He thought to himself, "I have the courage to
come forward and defend the reputation of Master Li. I have the courage to
come forward and say that Falun Dafa is good." In the process of
validating the Fa and eliminating evil, he was arrested a total of seven times
and released each time. When he was arrested the 8th
time, he lost
all of his material possessions. The policemen at the Tiananmen Police Station
in Beijing told the local police chief and police captain from the
practitioner's hometown to come to Beijing to take him back. Once the two
policemen got there, the greedy Beijing policemen informed them that they had
to pay 5000 Yuan first. The Beijing policemen actually detained the Shandong
police chief until the local police department could come up with the money.
[Hebei Province] A Practitioner's Personal Experience: The Chinese TV
Programs are Filled with Lies
More than a dozen policemen broke into the home of a practitioner in
Nangong, Hebei Province recently. They tried to intimidate him on one hand,
and promised rich rewards on the other hand in an attempt to persuade him to
"transform" himself (i.e. promise to give up Falun Gong). They also
tried to force him to appear on a TV program to describe how Falun Gong
supposedly deceived him. From this incident, it is not difficult to imagine
how the Chinese Central TV Station came up with all the "news"
programs attacking Falun Gong.
[Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Staff Members at the Dalian Labor Camp
Torture Falun Gong Practitioners
Starting on March 20th
, the guards at the Dalian Labor Camp
began a 3-day marathon torture session, targeting more than 130 male
practitioners. They tried to force the practitioners to curse Falun Gong and
Master Li. When the practitioners refused to do so, the guards used rubber
batons to whip the practitioners, stripped them naked, doused them with water,
and then used high-voltage electric batons to shock them.
Even after one practitioner fell unconscious from the abuse, the guards
still would not stop torturing him. They tied him to a bed and then used
electric batons to shock them. Any practitioner who refused to give up Falun
Gong would be tortured at any given moment. We urge all the kind-hearted
people from all over the world to look into the cruel persecution against
Falun Gong practitioners at the labor camp.
[Dongwan City, Guangdong Province] The Local Police Department Pays
Salaries to Those People Who Have Been "Transformed"
The authorities in Dongwan City are forcing local practitioners to attend a
"transformation class" in Taihu Resort. They brought several people
who have been "transformed" to talk to the practitioners. Those
people told the practitioners that they are now on the payroll of the local
[Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] News from the Wanjia Labor Camp in the
City of Harbin
Practitioners being held in the Wanjia Labor Camp began a group hunger
strike on April 6th
to protest their illegal detention and demanded
to be released immediately. Even though many practitioners have been rushed to
the emergency room, they were still continuing their hunger strike at the time
that this article was written. Despite their weakened state, the guards still
forced them to run laps every morning, causing two practitioners to fall
unconscious in the courtyard. The guards are also force-feeding the
practitioners. A practitioner with the surname of Yang began to vomit blood
after being force-fed.
The Wanjia Labor Camp took away the visitation rights of the practitioners
after the hunger strike began. The families of the practitioners are now only
allowed to talk to them over the phone with a glass window between them on the
of every month.
The guards said, "It is not up to us to decide who gets released. Even
the leaders of the city and the province cannot make the call. The only person
who can make that call is Jiang Zemin!"
The telephone number of the Wanjia Labor Camp is 86-451-4101454-3471. The
heads of the 7th
Squadron of the labor camp are two people with the
surnames of Lin and Wu.
[Xinxiang City, Henan Province] Local Police Forces Dafa Practitioners to
Crawl Into Doghouses
Since July of 1999, many practitioners from Xinxiang City have made the
trip to Beijing to validate the Fa. The local police have mobilized a force of
more than 50 policemen to go to Beijing to arrest these practitioners. All of
their expenses, even including fees for using public restrooms, are paid out
of the pockets of the practitioners that they arrest. If they confiscate money
from practitioners, the policemen are allowed to keep it for themselves. On
of 2000, these policemen arrested practitioners Ren
Xiu and Li Zhifen. The policemen beat them until they passed out for an entire
day, separating Li Zhifen's shoulder in the process. Practitioner Zhao Yuxia
has been to Beijing to appeal multiple times, and as a result she was detained
by her workplace. She went on a hunger strike for 5 days in protest, causing
her health to deteriorate rapidly. Her workplace feared for her life and
allowed her to go home for two days. During this time, she took the
opportunity to go to Beijing again to validate the Fa. There, she was beaten
severely by the police, who bruised her face beyond the point of recognition.
After she was sent back to Xinxiang, she was illegally sentenced to a labor
camp, where she continues to be persecuted.
Regardless of whether a practitioner was returned from Beijing or caught on
the way there, the city police department fines each practitioner 30,000 to
35,000 Yuan. According to regulations, the most the city police are allowed to
fine anyone is 2000 Yuan. They have even found excuses to fine those
practitioners who never went to Beijing 35,000 Yuan. In addition, they often
force the families to pay a "deposit" of up to 10,000 Yuan. The
local policemen have gotten rich through their extortion; in one meal, their
bill was 1,300 Yuan. In Xiwang Village, one family spent nearly 30,000 Yuan,
yet was still unable to secure a practitioner's release. The local officials
are extremely creative in devising ways to impose fines on the local
practitioners, extorting nearly 3 million Yuan in the past year. They
repeatedly harass the family members of the practitioners, even detaining them
at times. The time of the detention has ranged from 2 days to 100 days. They
also have resorted to cutting off practitioners' families' electricity in
order to disrupt their lives. The Chinese officials spoke about how they
"care for" the daily lives of the practitioners in front of the
United Nations Human Rights Council. Apparently, they were telling lies.
The local police officers often order male inmates to beat the
practitioners. They also force female practitioners to crawl into doghouses,
where it is impossible to stand or lie down. Furthermore, they have even
forced the female practitioners to wear shackles intended for death row
inmates. These shackles weigh over 50 pounds, and the practitioners are forced
to walk laps around the courtyard while wearing them. On March 9th
female practitioner Qiao Mei was forced to sit in the frigid courtyard
barefoot, while wearing handcuffs and shackles.
The city police department has arrested more than 100 practitioners since
December 2000. Many are still in jail, despite the regulation that limits
detainment without a hearing to 15 days. Among these practitioners, more than
30 have been sent to labor camps.
[Laiyang City, Shandong Province] Wicked "Transformation Classes"
Held at XX Party School
The local XX Party School has been turned into a venue for persecuting
Falun Gong practitioners. There, many practitioners are being beaten and held
against their will for long periods of time. They have also become targets of
In early March of 2001, the Shandong provincial government sent a
"transformation team" to the Laiyang XX School. They conducted a
so-called "transformation class," which was co-sponsored by the
local Political Committee, the city council, and the police department.
Many practitioners were at home performing chores or at work when they were
visited by the local police or officials from their workplace. They were then
either forcibly taken away or deceived into going to the police station.
Without any legal proceedings, they have been held at the school and forced to
undergo "transformation." Currently, there are approximately 20
practitioners being held at the school, and "officials" can be seen
guarding the door to the school.
[Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] Dafa Practitioners Suffer Inhuman
On April 11th
, the Xinghua Street Police Department arrested
practitioners Long Dehao, Ye Weixiong, Li Hechong. They are currently being
illegally detained at the Guangzhou City Police Department Tianhe Branch
Detention Center, the same place where practitioner Gao Xianmin was persecuted
to death. The address is: Tianhe District Tangxiashangshe No. 5 Courtyard,
Tianhe Detention Center.
According to sources, the police already knew the names and pseudonyms of
the practitioners before arresting them. On the 11th
when the police was interrogating Ye Weixiong, they used a 2-inch thick iron
rod to strike his body. They kicked and slapped his face countless times, and
burned off a portion of his hair. The sounds of the torture could be heard
from quite a distance away. The situation after the 12th
at this time.
[Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Northeastern Light Metallurgy
Incorporated Persecutes Dafa Practitioners
Harbin Northeastern Light Metallurgy Incorporated has utilized various
methods to intimidate, deceive, and harass practitioners. They attempted to
"transform" practitioners by applying pressure to their families.
Some family members could not withstand the relentless pressure, and they had
to file for divorce to save themselves. Those practitioners who refused to be
transformed were sent to Wanjia Labor Camp for brutal persecution. So far, two
practitioners have been forced to flee from their homes. The reaction from the
community to this sort of persecution has been extremely negative.
[Wuhan City, Hubei Province] News Items
Before the Spring Festival, practitioners Wang Guodong and Sun Youxiang
went to the police department to take back their "guarantees" to not
practice Falun Gong. The couple from Ziyang Street of Wuchang District
declared that they would nullify the guarantee they wrote previously under
pressure. They were immediately arrested and sent to the Hongxia
transformation class, where they were told that they would be sent to the
labor camp if they did not give up their practice of Falun Gong. Their current
whereabouts are unknown.
There are more than 40 practitioners in the "transformation
class," including a new group of practitioners: Li Zhixiu, Xu Daoxiu, Li
Dayun, Zhang Xiaoling (sentenced to 1 year), Shen Shengying (sentenced to 1
year), Wu Haiying (sentenced to 1 year), Wang Jing (sentenced to 1 years).
Retired university worker Xu Jiangong went to Beijing to appeal in early
December of 2000. After he was arrested and brought back to Wuhan, Xu was
detained and then transferred to Yatai Mental Hospital at Wuhan University.
More than 2 months later, he is still being held there.
[Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Hewan Labor Camp Attempts to Forcefully
"Transform" Dafa Practitioners
Among the 400 Wuhan Dafa practitioners sentenced to labor camps, the
majority are being held at the Hewan Labor Camp or the City Drug
Rehabilitation Center. The rehabilitation center is normally used for
detaining drug addicts, but now it holds Dafa practitioners also. The Hewan
Labor Camp currently has assigned the more than 100 male practitioners to
group 2, while the female practitioners were assigned to groups 4,6, and 8.
The labor camp officials have decreed that only those who have been
"transformed" and have written "remorse essays" can be
visited by friends and relatives. When a practitioner's term is up, if he
refuses to write "remorse essays," then his term will be extended by
one to three months. There was a particular practitioner whose term was
extended by four months just because he once said the words "use the Fa
as the teacher," even though he had reached the end of his term, and the
paperwork for his release had been finished. Moreover, he was denied his right
to appeal the decision.
[Shengyang City, Liaoning Province] The City Organizes Four
"Transformation Squads" to Disrupt Dafa
Shengyang's Zhangshi Labor Camp has organized four "transformation
squads." Their plan is to begin a new wave of "transformation
classes" around May 1st