Latest News from China - December 25, 2004
1. [Dehui City, Jilin Province] Several Falun Dafa Practitioners Arrested
Around 2 p.m. on December 14, 2004, police officers arrested Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Sun Dawei at a phone booth while he was calling his family. His cash and cellular phone were confiscated, and his trousers were ripped by police officers. He was later sent to a detention center.
On December 14, 2004, police officers from the Dehui City Police Department broke into practitioner Mr. Zhu Guoyou's home, and arrested him and his wife. Police officers took approximately 30,000 yuan of property from his home, including cash and a cellular phone. Mr. Zhu later escaped with righteous thoughts, but his wife is still in detention.
On December 14, 2004, practitioner Mr. Tian was arrested by police officers on his way to a friend's home. Officers confiscated his notebook PC, a cellular phone, and some cash. Police officers searched all rental apartments close to the Dahua Factory in Dehui City. They broke into residents' rooms by destroying locks and breaking windows if the residents were not on site.
Police officers also arrested Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Du, and took his PC, inkjet printer, cellular phone, and other items from his home. Du is being detained at the Dehui City Detention Center.
2. [Zhaoqing City, Guangdong Province] Three Practitioners Arrested
Ms. Liang Shiqiong from Zhaoqing City was arrested on December 8, 2004 and is being detained at the Gaoyao Detention Center. Liang is in her 60s, and lives at the Zaibao Oil Factory, Duanzhou. She went to Beijing to appeal for the right to practice Falun Gong in 2000, but was sent to the Sanshui Women Forced Labor Camp for two years. After being released, she had no income, and has been relying on the help of local practitioners to survive.
Ms. Feng Yuqiong is an employee of Shengli Glass Inc. in Zhaoqing City. She was arrested by police officers from the Duanzhou Police Department. Her home was searched, and officers took her computer and Falun Dafa materials. Currently, she is jailed at the Duanzhou Detention Center. She was previously detained at the Sanshui Women Forced Labor Camp for over one year after she went to Beijing to appeal for the right to practice Falun Gong in 2000.
Police officers from Baisha Police Station, Duanzhou arrested Mr. Feng Dijian from Duanzhou. They interrogated and threatened him. However, Feng escaped incarceration because he maintained righteous thoughts. Feng went to Beijing to appeal in 2000, but was detained by the local 610 Office for one month. In December 2000, he went to Beijing, but was reported and was forced to leave home for a few months. On September 14, 2001, police officers arrested Feng when they found him putting up Falun Gong truth-clarification posters in the Duanzhou area. He was sent to a forced labor camp for a two-year term. Police officers harassed his friends and family, and fined his work unit 10,000 yuan. At the Sanshui Forced Labor Camp, he was tortured twice in the intensified torture area. After being released, he relied on taxiing people on a motorcycle to make a living. Constant harassment from police officers has forced him into homelessness to avoid further persecution.
3. [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Teachers Secretly Arrested at Wuhan University
According to information received on December 22, 2004, on Monday, December 20, Mr. Huang Keming and several other teachers at Wuhan University disappeared after they left home to go to work. Their families asked the university where the teachers were, but the university staff said they did not know.
According to a reliable source, it was eventually learned that the teachers had been secretly arrested by police with the help of Wuhan University. They were arrested because they persisted in practicing Falun Gong.
4. [Dehui City, Jilin Province] Parents Sun and Ma Arrested; Child Deprived of Care
Mr. Sun Qian and Ms. Ma Chunli are a couple. Their son Sun Mingyuan is under 6 years old. When Mingyuan was only three, he was left without parental care because of the persecution of Falun Gong. His mother was forced to leave home to avoid the persecution, and his father was arrested and sentenced to 12 years in prison.
Now his father is suffering at the No. 2 Prison of Jilin City. Due to the brutal torture he experienced when a device called a "crushing bed" was used, the tendons in Sun Qian's arms and legs were severely damaged. Sun Qian is now disabled. On December 14, 2004, Ms. Ma was arrested on a road in front of the residential building of Commodities Company, Dehui City. Police officers chased Ms. Ma in their car, and covered her with a large dark-colored plastic bag when they arrested her. Ms. Ma was tortured at the police station. She has been on a hunger strike for 7 days, and is in critical condition.
5. [Dehui City, Jilin Province] Over 20 Police Officers Arrest Mr. Bai Ruisong in His Home
About 2:30 p.m. on December 14, 2004, over 20 police officers from the Dehui City Police Department encircled Mr. Bai's home. At least ten of them were stationed at the rear window. They pried the door open with a crowbar. After entering the room, officers immediately beat Bai until his eyes were bruised. Four to five police officers knocked Bai to the ground, covered his head with a sweater, and pushed him into a police vehicle. Officers searched Bai's home thoroughly, and took away four cellular phones, one table phone, 1,500 yuan in cash, a motorcycle helmet, and Bai's daughter's scrapbooks.
6. [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Practitioner Ms. Li Gang Abducted
Ms. Li Gang is around 40 years old, and an employee at the Second Valve Factory, Shijiazhuang City. On December 22, 2004, Ms. Li was arrested at work by police officers from the Yuejin Road Police Station, which left her elderly parents and a teenage son without anyone to care for them.
Relevant phone numbers:
The Second Valve Factory:86-311-5074714, 86-311-5068044, 86-311-5068064
Yuejin Road Police Station, Changan District:86-311-5052590, 86-311-5672584
Liu Zijun (in charge of persecuting Falun Gong), deputy director of the Changan Police Branch, 86-311-6676214 (O)
Chai Yanguo, Hu Guanghui, head and deputy head of the political and security brigade, 86-311-6677321, 86-311-6212954 (O)
7. [Luyi County, Henan Province] Ms. Yue Xinzhi Arrested
Ms. Yue Xinzhi and another female practitioner named Suxia (family name unknown) were arrested by police officers from the Guantang Township Police Station, when they told people in Guantang Township about Falun Dafa. The women were sent to the Luyi County Detention Center where they were tortured.
Liu Zheng, head of the police brigade, ordered police officers to search the women's homes. While there, they arrested a person who expressed sympathy towards Falun Dafa.
Relevant phone numbers:
Police Brigade, Liu Zheng:86-139-38056999 (C), Sun Suzhen:86-394-7205898.
8. [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Three Practitioners Arrested in Luquan City
On the evening of December 20, 2004, Mr. Li Jiangang, his wife Ms. Dong Xiuzhu, and Ms. Jia Yulian from Chengguan Town of Luquan City drove a tractor to go to Hengshan Village, which is about 10 km away, and tell people about the persecution of Falun Gong. However, they were arrested on the way. They were detained at the Gaoxin District Police Station for two days, and then transferred to the Luquan City Detention Center on the evening of December 22. On December 21, police illegally searched the practitioners' homes.
9. [Panjin City, Liaoning Province] Ms. Wang Lihua from Dawa County and Her Husband Arrested
On the afternoon of December 22, 2004, Ms. Wang Lihua was arrested by police officers from the Xingshun Police Station, Dawa County when she delivered Falun Dafa information to people. The same evening, police searched her home and arrested Ms. Wang's husband. The couple is being detained at the Dawa County Detention center.
Xingshun Police Station, Dawa County:86-427-2684126
Dawa County Detention Center:86-427-2684162
10. [Fushun City, Liaoning Province] A 70-Year-Old Female Practitioner Arrested
Ms. Liu Bingxiu is a 70-year-old resident of the Jiangjun Area, Shuncheng District, Fushun City. Officers from the Fushuncheng Police Station illegally arrested her.
Phone numbers of the Fushuncheng Police Station: 86-413-7673995,86-413-7684784.
Head of the police station: Wang Huijun
Police Captain: Lu Feng, 86-13322132288 (C)
11. [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] More Details about Ms. Sun Yan's Arrest
On December 9, 2004, officers Yu Jian and Cao Dexu from the Xinghua Street Police Station on Shandong Road colluded with the Dalian City Police Brigade and arrested Ms. Sun Yan. Now Ms. Sun Yan is being detained in room #2 of the 8th jail area at the Dalian City Detention Center (also called the Yaojia Detention Center).
Relevant Phone numbers:
Director of the Ganjingzi Police Department Branch, 86-411-86601368
Xinghua Street Police Station: 86-411-86602626
Head of Xinghua Street Police Station: Dou Kaibao
Deputy head of Xinghua Street Police Station: Mr. Ge
Dalian City Detention Center, 86-411-86870718
12. [Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province] Mr. Cao Zhongyang Tortured to Mental Collapse
Thirty-five-year-old Mr. Cao Zhongyang is from the Xinmin Village, Xinmin Township, Taihe District, Jinzhou City. On June 13, 2003, officers from the Xiaolingzi Police Station of Taihe District arrested him. On July 1, 2003, he was sent to the Jinzhou Forced Labor Camp. On December 3, 2004, his family posted bail to gain his release for medical treatment, but found that he has suffered a mental collapse. On December 15, 2004, his family admitted him to the Jinzhou Mental Hospital.
Relevant phone numbers:
Xiaolingzi Police Station: 86-416-3498207
Head of Xiaolingzi Police Station: Cong Zhitian
Deputy head of Xiaolingzi Police Station: Liu Xu
Jinzhou Forced Labor Camp: 86-416-2625627
13. [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Ms. Du Guiyuan and Ms. Li Lanying Arrested
At noon on December 17, 2004, 60-year-old Ms. Du Guiyuan and 56-year-old Ms. Li Lanying went to the Puhe Town, Xinchengzi District to deliver Falun Dafa information materials, but were intercepted and arrested by police officers from the Puhe Town. Police sent them to the Shayang Detention Center the same day. The two are still being detained there.
14. [Xinjiang Autonomous Region] Mr. Fu Yun Suffers in the Changji Forced Labor Camp
Mr. Fu Yun, about 30 years old, is an employee of the Bagang Machine Company, Urumqi City. On November 7, 2002, he was arrested in Tongdao County, Hunan Province while he was telling people the facts about Falun Dafa. He was first transferred to Huaihua City, and then secretly sent to the Changji Forced Labor Camp in Xinjiang Autonomous Region to serve a three year term, all of which occurred without any legal procedures.
In the labor camp, Fu Yun and other practitioners were not allowed sleep for many days and nights as 3 to 4 criminal detainees monitored them. The practitioners were forced to watch videos that defamed and slandered Falun Dafa, and against their beliefs, were also forced to drink wine or other alcoholic beverages.
Now Fu Yun is very weak and thin, and cannot eat much. Other practitioners detained with Mr. Fu include: Mr. Chen Xinxiao, Mr. Cui Guilin, Mr. Liu Zhanjiang, Mr. Han Jinzhong, Mr. Liu Anhong, Mr. Jing Chenfeng, and Mr. Liu Zhijun. Liu Zhanjiang and his wife are both detained, leaving their one-year-old child in the care of Liu's mother. Fu Yun's wife, who is also a Falun Dafa practitioner, had been forced to leave home with her young child to avoid further persecution.
From Changji Forced Labor Camp
Police officers of the 6th Brigade, Li Kefei, Ma Longyue, Duan Yong, Guo Hongqiang, Chen Fahui
(86-13201266936 (C), 86-994-2655711)
15. [Laishui County, Hebei Province] Ms. Chen Hongxia Arrested
About 2 p.m. on December 20, 2004, police officers in three police cars from Laishui County drove to Taitou Village, Mingyi Township, and arrested Ms. Chen Hongxia. Chen's whereabouts are not known.
16. [Jingyuan County, Gansu Province] Mr. Zhang Long Has Disappeared
Mr. Zhang Long, born in 1962, is from Sanhe Village, Dongwan Township, Jingyuan County. He started practicing Falun Dafa in 1998. On July 16, 2000, he went to Beijng to appeal for the fair treatment of Falun Dafa. He has never returned to his hometown, and no information about his whereabouts has been received.