Summary of Other Articles and News - 03/14/02
Central News March 13 report: This morning, more than 50 Canadian Falun Gong practitioners held a continuous 36 hour hunger strike appeal in front of Capital Hill in Ottawa. They are calling for the attention of the Canadian government and people to the brutal persecution of Falun Gong practitioners happening in China right now.
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Today, 126 people published solemn announcements declaring that all that they have written, said and done under the evil's forced brainwashing and high-pressure persecution that didn't conform to Dafa is completely void. From now on, they will dedicate their lives to making up for the losses they caused to Dafa, clarifying the truth to people and catching up with Teacher's Fa-rectification process.
A peasant practitioner was detained twice and brutally beaten. He suffered a sentence of forced labor and illegal fines, among other forms of persecution. He held a hunger strike and was released with an innocent name 14 days later. Before the Chinese New Year, he was again kidnapped and brutally beaten until his flesh turned black and blue. He held another hunger strike and was force-fed. Ten days later, he was again released with an innocent name.
A committee member of the political consultant conference of a county in Hebei Province went to Beijing to appeal three times according to the law and was illegally detained. She was separated from her husband and children, and removed from her post as a committee member. She was tricked into going to Huangyie Mental Hospital and was kept there about half a year. She was injected with poisonous drugs. This practitioner held a hunger strike to protest, and she was force-fed and forced to receive intravenous drug transfusions. She was tortured by many brutal means.
The Shijiazhuang City government held a hasty brainwashing class and handed down "political assignments" to every county, demanding that the government officials kidnap male practitioners. A government official would be awarded 30,000 Yuan [roughly 5 years salary for an average urban worker] from the monies extorted from practitioners for each "reformed" practitioner. In order to keep their jobs, the police in Zhao County were unrestrained in their attempts to look for practitioners. For example, they went to the home of one practitioner eight times in one day. Some practitioners were forced into homelessness to avoid arrest.
A practitioner in Liaoning Province was kidnapped by police. They illegally ransacked his home and robbed his cash and bankbook, among other things. He held a hunger strike to protest his illegal detention and was dragged to a hospital and force-fed. Trying to escape, he jumped out from the second story and passed out. Some bones were fractured, and he lost control over his bladder and bowels. After seeing this, the police ran away to escape responsibility.
The evil is monitoring the communications of practitioners in Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province. In order to reduce the persecution, I am listing the phone numbers of the city committees, People's Congress committee, police departments, law and judicial government agencies responsible for the persecution of Dafa practitioners.
Views and Experiences in Fa-Rectification
Clarify the truth in a deeper and more refined way. Sometimes we fail to realize from the Fa the holiness and seriousness of the truth clarification and consider it simply a job. If we do it as a job without putting forth effort to really clarify the truth and offer salvation to people, or if our mistakes cause ordinary people to not understand the truth and do things that are against Dafa under the evil's influence, are we saving them or actually destroying them? Is this a small problem? Isn't this precisely complying with the old force's arrangement?
The Jiang regime's order of "killing without mercy" can only let people realize its evil nature and accelerate its downfall. Now is the moment that all Dafa practitioners and all people with a sense of justice pull together to end the violence.
Righteous thoughts are boundlessly powerful, frightening all evil. In November 2000, I was illegally detained and sent to a forced labor camp for "reeducation" for one year. I firmly did not cooperate with the evil police's demands. I did not answer the roll call, wear the prison garb, perform labor, or attend any "study session." Feeling helpless, the police set me free. On January 27, 2002, I went to Tiananmen Square, unfurled a Dafa banner and shouted, "Falun Dafa is good!" I then returned home safely.
Vicious police in Sichuan Province brought disasters to local people by persecuting the innocent. On March 3, 2002, The Second Detention Center at Wanyuan City in Sichuan Province tortured Dafa disciple Zhang Guangqing to death. On the morning of March 10, a passenger van from Kai County (in Chongqing City) traveling to Yunyang County suddenly exploded. 21 passengers died and 12 were injured.
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Zhang Cuiying: I have been to six cities in Japan and visited dozens of Members of Parliament, calling on them to help rescue Hu Guoping and Gao Shanshan. I used to be kept in the same jail with Hu when I was detained in Beijing. Nothing is known about Hu's whereabouts so far. Gao's stepfather, a handicapped Japanese citizen hopes everyday that Gao might return and look after him.
The Jakarta Post published an article about Indonesian Falun Gong practitioners on March 13, which clarified the truth of Falun Gong. It emphasized that Falun Gong was neither a religion nor was it involved in politics. The Indonesian Falun Gong Association is a registered, legal association in Indonesia, and it always acts according to the law. However, it was often interfered with by the Chinese Embassy. This article aims to further readers' understanding of the truth.
The practitioners at our practice site in Taiwan describe their environment: At our group exercise site, we start to do the exercises at about 4:30 every morning, followed by Fa-study and discussion until after 7 am. The practitioners take turns to lead the Fa-study and the discussions. Each practitioner was active in improving him- or herself so that the whole group could elevate as one body. Our group exercise site often participates in or initiates all kinds of activities to promote Dafa.