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  • Ms. Luo Minhu from Kunming, Yunnan Province Arrested by Police, Son Seeks Justice

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Luo Minhu was arrested in June of last year by local police, and her arrest was later retroactively approved by the Procuratorate. Ms. Luo's son decided to appeal for his mother because he believes that she has not done anything wrong by practising Falun Gong, and that the police have no legal basis for the arrest.
  • 610 Office Agents from Huining County, Gansu Province Panic after County Residents Receive Invitations to Trial

    Five Falun Gong practitioners from Huining County, Gansu Province were arrested in September 2011 as they were speaking with villagers about Falun Gong. The practitioners have now been held for more than five months in a detention centre. Huining County Court officials scheduled a trial for them on February 28th, 2012. In response, local practitioners widely circulated an invitation to county residents to attend the court proceedings. People who received the invitations were pleasantly surprised and expressed their willingness to attend the court hearing. This has caused the 610 Office agents (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) who were instrumental in trying to persecute these practitioners to panic. When the practitioners' families talked to the judges, the court personnel repeatedly said that they didn't want to accept and hear the case, but the county 610 Office ordered them to do so.
  • Forced to Resign from His Job after Exposing the Persecution in Africa, Mr. Tian Shichen Dies Under Suspicious Circumstances

    Mr. Tian Shichen began practising Falun Gong in 2010. He was an employee at the Beijing Futian Automobile Trading Co., Ltd. During his work assignment in Nigeria, he exposed the persecution of Falun Gong to friends in Chinatown. He was subsequently investigated and monitored by the Chinese Embassy in Nigeria. He returned to Beijing in late December 2011. As soon as he arrived at the airport, he was taken to the office of Meng Fanyi, Futian's deputy head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)Committee. After a four-hour “conversation,” Mr. Tian was forced to resign from his position and ordered to leave Beijing within 24 hours. He died suddenly 16 days after arriving home.
  • Sentenced to 19 Years for Tapping into a Television Network to Broadcast Programmes Exposing the Persecution, Mr. Sun Zhaohai Tortured in Lanzhou Prison

    Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Sun Zhaohai was arrested in 2002 for tapping into a television network in Lanzhou City to broadcast programmes that explained the facts about Falun Gong. He was later sentenced to 19 years in prison and is now in Lanzhou Prison, Gansu Province. He has been in solitary confinement since August of 2010. He has been severely abused and tortured.
  • Ms. Hu Zhongtian Arrested while Visiting a Friend in Shanghai

    Shanghai Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Hu Zhongtian, in her 30s, went to visit Ms. Zhang Yi and was arrested by the police on February 2nd, 2012. Ms. Zhang was unaware that Ms. Hu had been arrested the day before. Officers approached Ms. Hu trying to seize her bag but she resisted. Ms. Hu was pushed to the ground and her hands were pinched and bloody. She was then handcuffed and forced into a police car. Her current whereabouts are unknown.
  • Mr. Fu Xinli Died after Being Persecuted for Over 10 Years

    Mr. Fu Xinli, a practitioner in Zhaoyuan City, Shandong Province, was persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials for the past 12 years. After he was forced to stay away from home for four years, the police arrested him and tortured him. His health, which he had never recovered, became even worse, leading to his death on October 25th, 2011.
  • Plush Toys “Made in China” by Falun Gong Practitioners in Forced Labour Camps

    Giraffes, dogs, cows, and horses of different sizes are among the plush toys and ornaments being ordered, processed, and exported overseas in large quantities. These plush toys are handmade by inmates and detained Falun Gong practitioners at the Jinan First Women's Forced Labour Camp. The forced labour has been going on for more then ten years, ever since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started persecuting Falun Gong and detaining Falun Gong practitioners. Each practitioner is given a daily quota and has to work very hard to meet that quota. Overtime work at night is very common when production numbers are not met. To save time and to increase production, detainees are allowed very little water so as to reduce their trips to the toilet.
  • Evil Deeds Committed by Zhou Yongkang in the Persecution of Falun Gong over the Past Two Years

    In April 2011, Central Political and Judiciary Committee head Zhou Yongkang visited Yunnan Province, urging officials there to accelerate the persecution of Falun Gong by organising brainwashing centres. In May he went to Wuhan City and had a large number of practitioners arrested. In June he went to Hunan Province, intensifying the persecution there. In July he went to Shanghai, and in November he went to Xi’an and Hanzhong City in Shaanxi Province, urging officials there to organise brainwashing centres to persecute practitioners. At the end of November he went to Xinjiang Autonomous Region (AR), and in December he went to Guizhou Province. Wherever he went, he urged officials to intensify the persecution, resulting in many practitioners being arrested and sent to brainwashing centres.
  • Mr. Song Tiemin Tortured in Suihua Forced Labour Camp, Two Teeth Knocked Out

    Mr. Song Tiemin was arrested two years ago for practising Falun Gong and served two years of forced labour in Suihua Forced Labour Camp. Two of his front teeth were knocked out when he was being tortured. Mr. Song finally returned home after suffering two years of detention. He recovered with his family's love and care, but the shadow of the physical and mental torture he endured in the labour camp has not gone away. He has woken up in the middle of the night with scenes from the labour camp in his head. There are still thousands of Falun Gong practitioners in China suffering like Mr. Song.
  • Practitioners Persecuted in Beijing Women's Forced Labour Camp

    Several Falun Gong practitioners from Huairou County in Beijing are detained in Beijing Women's Forced Labour Camp and are being persecuted. Among them, Ms. Wen Yuhong and Ms. Sun Guiqing are in very bad physical condition and have been transferred to the first division of the labour camp. They are being force-fed unknown drugs each day. Wen's eyesight has deteriorated and she can't see clearly up-close. She is struggling to walk and her entire body is in pain.
  • Recent Atrocities Committed at Suihua Forced Labour Camp, Heilongjiang Province

    Thirty-one Falun Gong practitioners are currently being held at the Suihua Forced Labour Camp in Heilongjiang Province. Practitioner Mr. Liu Jingzhou was sent to this camp on January 19th, 2012. He refused to write the “three statements” to renounce practising Falun Gong. In addition, he had previously ripped up his name card before being released from forced labour camp detention in September 2011, thus the guards vented their anger on him by ruthlessly beating him. They hung Mr. Liu up and shocked him with electric batons, covered his head with a plastic bag and blew smoke into it, and stabbed him with toothpicks.
  • Four Female Practitioners from Ruichang City Sentenced

    Falun Gong practitioners Ms. Yao Fenglan, Ms. Zhang Daidi, Ms. Han Yuming and Ms. Zhou Meili were arrested by local police while putting up flyers exposing the persecution of Falun Gong in Ruichang City on July 11th, 2011. Three months later, on October 12th, they were put on trial by authorities at Ruichang Court. Three human rights lawyers were hired to defend them. The practitioners' lawyers won long applause from everyone in the courtroom with their defence argument. However, on December 16th, the judges at Ruichang Court sentenced the practitioners to three years of imprisonment.
  • Mr. Liu Qingwei, Ms. Mai Weilian from Dianbai County, Guangdong Province Sentenced to Prison

    Falun Gong practitioners Mr. Liu Qingwei and Ms. Mai Weilian were arrested on August 6th, 2011 by police. They were taken to a brainwashing centre, and are now critically ill from undergoing persecution. Their families requested their release; however, police department officials transferred them to the Dianbai No. 1 Detention Centre. They were sentenced to four, and three years in prison, respectively. The families finally saw Mr. Liu and Ms. Mai in the courtroom after several months of detention, since they hadn't been allowed to visit them in the detention centre. Mr. Liu Qingwei was emaciated, and his face swollen. Ms. Mai Weilian was also emaciated and had a dark complexion.
  • Ms. Mao Kun from Chengdu City on a Hunger Strike for Nearly Seven Weeks to Protest Her Imprisonment

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Mao Kun was sentenced to five and a half years of prison in 2008, and has been incarcerated in Yangmahe Women's Prison in Jianyang City ever since. She has been tortured for refusing to give up her belief, specifically by being hung up using handcuffs on a clothes hanger for several days. In order to protest the torture and abuse, Ms. Mao has been on a hunger strike for nearly seven weeks.
  • Falun Gong Practitioner Zhang Chunming from Qingyun County, Shandong Province, Detained

    On December 15th, 2011, Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Zhang Chunming was arrested at his work in the Zaozhuang area by police officers from the Qingyun Public Security Bureau and the 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong). He is being detained at Qingyun Detention Centre. The day before he was arrested, officers broke into his house in his hometown and took away his wife’s mobile phone card. At around 11:00 a.m. the next day, he was arrested where he was working in another city.