Other News, Exposing the Persecution

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  • Mengyin County 610 Office in Shandong Province Withholds Falun Gong Practitioners' Salaries and Pensions

    Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Gong Weisen, 72, is a retiree of the Mengyin Land and Resources Bureau. In 2000, the Mengyin 610 Office staff [an agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong] and policemen ransacked his home. They found a Falun Gong book and fined him 5,000 yuan. Shortly after, the 610 Office took away his pension from the Mengyin Pension Insurance Bureau starting in January 2001, leaving Mr. Gong with no money at all for the past ten years. The total amount taken away from Mr. Gong is 230,000 yuan. Mr. Gong has had to live on support from his children and relatives.
  • Please Help Rescue Two University Lecturers Arrested for Booking Tickets for Shen Yun's Performance in Hong Kong in 2010

    Ms. Wang Hongmei and Ms. Chen Ping, both Falun Gong practitioners in Nanchong City, Sichuan Province, have been in custody for more than one year. The police arrested them simply because they wanted to book tickets for the 2010 Hong Kong Shen Yun performance, a world-class traditional Chinese cultural show. The police monitored the two practitioners’ mobile phones and Internet use, and learned of their plans. On January 13th, 2010, agents from the Domestic Security Division of the Shunqing District Police Department broke into their homes and arrested them. The police took them to Huafeng Detention Centre in Nanchong City, where they have since been incarcerated.
  • Witnessing the Persecution of Falun Gong Practitioners in Masanjia Labour Camp

    Before the 2008 Beijing Olympics, several thousand Falun Gong practitioners were arrested in Beijing and taken into forced labour re-education in Masanjia Labour Camp. The extortion of practitioners was conducted openly. We were told, “If you want to get red flags (which can reduce the labour re-education term), you must spend money.” The guards claimed that labour re-education meant punishment, and that it was too time consuming to reason with practitioners, so they go straight to physical violence. They also beat practitioners for money. If practitioners do not pay the bribes to the group or cell head, he can find a reason to beat them.
  • Facts of the Persecution in Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province

    Beginning on July 20th, 1999, in Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province, the Tieren Public Security Bureau has rigourously followed the Chinese Communist Party's policy of persecuting Falun Gong practitioners. They have used a wide variety of tactics, such as forced labour, jail sentences, and even taking the lives of the practitioners. There are many Falun Gong practitioners in the area under the control of the Tieren Bureau. And virtually all of the practitioners have been menaced or arrested to varying degrees. For example, Mr. Liu Sheng, a disabled practitioner, was jailed. The police have extorted so much money from practitioners' families that it's impossible to keep track. It's hard to describe the hardship brought upon the area's practitioners and their families.
  • Twelve Practitioners from an Administrative Area in Liaoning Province Sentenced to Prison

    Zhenxing District is a small administrative area in Dandong City, Liaoning Province. Agents from the district 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) and officials from public security organisations, procuratorial organisations, and courts arrested 24 Falun Gong practitioners between 2009 and 2010. Half were sentenced to prison, and five practitioners were subjected to forced labour. Li Hua was sentenced to eight years in prison for practising Falun Gong.
  • Falun Gong Practitioner Liang Rongqi from Duyun City Sentenced to Six Years of Imprisonment

    On January 6th, 2011, a Duyun City Court judge in Guizhou Province went to Qiannanzhou Detention Centre and sentenced Falun Gong practitioner Liang Rongqi to six years of imprisonment. Mr. Liang's family members came to the detention centre to see him, but they were not allowed in. The court did not give the verdict to his family members. Mr. Liang appealed to the Qiannanzhou Intermediate Court.
  • Tianjin Judge Forces Ms. Dong Huiyue to Dismiss Her Lawyer

    Practitioners Ms. Wang Xiuwen, Ms. Li Chunjuan, Ms. Gao Chunping, and Ms. Dong Huiyue were arrested in August 2010. The Ninghe Public Security Departments planned to try them. Ms. Dong Huiyue was released on bail, but the three other practitioners are being held in the Ninghe Detention Centre. On January 10th, Ms. Dong was summoned to the court. Judge Li Changxi tried to force her to write a repentance statement to renounce practising Falun Gong and ordered her to dismiss her lawyer. Ms. Dong refused to comply. She said, “Falun Gong is good. It is not wrong to practise Falun Gong. I was told I could have a lawyer. The constitution grants me the right to a lawyer.” The judge then detained her.
  • Sentenced Practitioner Chen Hongli Shouts "Falun Gong Is Good"

    A public sentencing rally was held on the morning of January 13th, 2011, at Lixiang Square in the city centre of Qianxi County, Tangshan, Hebei Province. People from every department were scheduled to attend, and there were many on-site spectators. Police escorted over a dozen people to the rally, including thieves, robbers, murderers, and rapists. They deliberately included Falun Gong practitioner Chen Hongli among them. When the director read the verdict, he announced only the jail term of Mr. Chen, but not the reason for sentencing. When two police officers attempted to handcuff Chen Hongli, he shouted "Falun Gong is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!"
  • Gongzhuling Prison in Jilin Province Has Restricted Falun Gong Practitioners' Visitation Rights for 11 Years

    For eleven years, Gongzhuling Prison in Jilin Province has followed the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) mandate to persecute Falun Gong practitioners and implemented the requirements of the 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong). Visitors must have a letter from the local 610 Office before visiting Falun Gong practitioners, and they will be asked if they practise Falun Gong at the checkpoint. They will not be allowed to visit without fulfilling these two requirements. It was announced recently that only immediate family members will be allowed to visit. Mr. Zhao Guo, a practitioner from Jilin, has been detained in Gongzhuling Prison for almost four years, and his parents have never had a chance to visit him.
  • Falun Gong Practitioner Ms. Cai Rong Recounts Brutal Persecution

    Ms. Cai Rong was persecuted many times during the past ten years. She was grossly abused and mistreated in the Jiamusi Forced Labour Camp during her two terms. She recounts her experience in the labour camp: "Several practitioners and I used to tear down slogans that slandered Falun Gong's founder. The guards were aggressive about abusing and mistreating practitioners. Zhu Tiehong banged my head against a wall. I was dizzy and saw stars. Guards Li Xiujin and Jiang Jianan hit me ferociously, slapping my cheeks and kicking me with their leather boots. I was beaten black and blue all over my body. Even after few months, I was still covered with dark bruises."
  • Torture Suffered by Ms. Li Chunxiao, Teacher from Dalian City

    Ms. Li Chunxiao is a teacher and Falun Gong practitioner. She was arrested in December 2004 and sentenced to three years of imprisonment. When she was brought to the local police station, officers promised that she would be released if she provided her e-mail account. When she did so, however, the police hacked into her e-mail account and detained her on the charge of having Falun Gong exposing the persecution of Falun Gongn content in her e-mail. In the Liaoning Women’s Prison, Ms. Chunxiao was brutally tortured through sleep deprivation, having freezing water poured on her, being restricted in a small box for long periods of time, and other methods. Ms. Chunxiao went on a hunger strike twice in order to protest the persecution, but was force-fed by prison officials and criminal inmates.
  • Practitioners from Xiqin Township, Shuangcheng City in Heilongjiang Province Severely Tortured

    Mr. Na Zhenxian was arrested on the evening of February 27th, 2004, and taken to Shuangcheng City No. 2 Detention Centre. He was later sentenced to two years in Changlingzi Forced Labour Camp. On September 16th, 2005, Mr. Na was tortured to death. Mr. Kou Fangqi, 42, went to the Heilongjiang provincial government to appeal. He was arrested and taken to a brainwashing centre in 1999. In 2000, he was arrested again. Police viciously beat Mr. Kou, while another officer, held a knife and threatened to cut open Mr. Kou’s abdomen.
  • Police Refuse to Release Mr. Zhang Jingzhou Despite Serious Illness

    Practitioner Mr. Zhang Jingzhou was arrested on the morning of December 13th, by police near the Dongxihu District Court in Wuhan. Mr. Zhang was deprived of sleep for several days and brutally tortured. After being held for fifteen days, he was taken to a detention centre, but guards refused to accept him due to his high blood pressure. Disregarding his poor physical condition, the police didn’t release him. During the eleven years of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) persecution of Falun Gong, Mr. Zhang maintained a firm belief in Falun Gong, and subsequently has been arrested and detained many times. He was sentenced to “re-education” through forced labour twice, and forcibly brainwashed. His home was ransacked several times.
  • Additional Information Concerning the Death of Falun Gong Practitioner Ms. Yu Quan from Jilin

    Sixty-year-old Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Yu Quan was persecuted to death on December 11th, 2010, by Public Security Bureau police in Jilin. She was handcuffed to a hospital bed before she died. The police also threatened her family on the day of her death. Ms. Yu had been arrested on April 25th, 2009, and held in Jilin Detention Centre. On December 10th, 2010, detention centre personnel informed Ms. Yu's family unexpectedly that she had been transferred to a tuberculosis hospital in Jilin. When her family went to see her in the hospital, they found her extremely emaciated. She died a day later.
  • Older Falun Gong Practitioner Ms. Guo Wenying from Lanzhou Persecuted

    Since July 20th, 1999, Ms. Guo Wenying has been subjected to long term detentions and persecution for not giving up her belief. She was sentenced to six years of imprisonment in 2003, suffered all kinds of torture in the Gansu Women's Prison, and was held in solitary confinement for over four months. Ms. Guo was hung up by her handcuffs on a steel roller door, with her toe tips just barely touching the ground. The guards sent prisoners to frequently ask her whether she would still practise. When she did not answer, they tortured her with several high voltage electric batons, leaving bloody wounds everywhere on her face and head.