Summary of Other Articles and News - 10/6/2003
Facts of the Persecution
Case tracing reports for the persecution of Falun Gong by the Political Security Section of Shijiazhuang City Public Security Bureau indicated the following facts:
- They persecuted practitioner Liu Shushong to death.
- They were involved in persecuting practitioner Zhuo Zhigang to death. As their crimes were exposed to the public, they retaliated by torturing Zhuo's fiancée so that she became paralyzed.
- They abducted practitioners Wang Hongbin, Yang Jianmei and Lu Xinshu. They were each given a 12-year imprisonment sentence.
- They also abducted another 9 practitioners who have been listed as the "important-wanted" by the Department of Public Security Bureau. All of them have been sentenced to more than 10-year imprisonment terms.
- They have colluded with brainwashing centers to force practitioners who have been forced to give up their beliefs to sell out their fellow practitioners.
- During interrogations, they have forced practitioners to confess using torture methods such as shocking people's private parts with electronic batons, breaking their fingers with pliers, and burning fingers with cigarette butts.
- They secretly abducted practitioner Shang Kunfeng, the former vice head of Zhendin County, Hebei Province. He was sentenced to a 10-year imprisonment term.
- They have extorted large sums of money and personal belongings from practitioners and their families with various excuses.
- They even manipulated the decision made by the labor camp. For example, they viciously obstructed practitioner Liu Tao being released from a labor camp on bail for medical treatment.
News from China
A practitioner left home and wandered the streets to avoid further persecution. His wife, also a practitioner, stayed at home alone with their child. Because she suffered frequent harassment at home, she was unable to take care her crops. But her crops grew very well themselves. People comment, "Your land hasn't been properly tended to yet those crops grow so well!" She said to them, "It's because Dafa goes beyond human being's rules."
Practitioners Exchange Insights and Experiences
Singapore Practitioners Experiences about Making Phone Calls: One day, I talked with a person on duty in a paper mill for more than one hour. At the beginning, he kept saying that we are against the government. After talking for a while, he changed his tone and said, "It's OK if you just practice Falun Gong at home." Then he further changed his words and said, "I'll not be against Falun Gong." I realized that Dafa penetrates all the universes levels from the top to the bottom. What we have done in clarifying the truth to the public, is actually a reflection of the lowest universes level based on our understandings of Dafa. Through speaking out the truth, we are able to let people get to know how good Dafa is so that they all can be saved.
News and Events Around the World
An Overseas Letter to the General Office of Education and Liaoning Engineering & Technology University in, Hubei Province
To Whom It May Concern:
My nephew Cao Qun was dismissed from the university in 2001 because he practices Falun Gong. Later on, "giving up his belief" was a condition of his reinstatement in school. In 2001, he was sentenced to a 2-year prison term in Dalian, Liaoning Province for clarifying the truth to the public. After completing his term he has returned home. A highly regarded institution of learning took away a person's human rights to education. This type of intimidation is totally ridiculous in the modern society. The United Nation's Constitution and Human Rights Conventions protect obtaining an education and enjoying freedom of belief. China has signed those treaties. Currently, Cao's case has been reported to the United Nations. Cao's experience has also been published on the Internet. The whole world is watching Cao Qun's case. I sincerely hope you are able to handle this case with wisdom and with a long-term perspective in mind, allowing Cao Qun to return to university and continue his studies.
Category: Accounts of Persecution