Illegal Detention and Imprisonment

  • Famous Bridge Engineer Illegally Sentenced to Prison for Practising Falun Gong

    During his illegal detention, the Changchun City Mayor asked for his release in person because he was needed for a project. But his company said, "As long as he writes a pledge, his job will be reinstated and his salary compensated." Since this practitioner steadfastly holds on to his belief, he didn't agree to any of the conditions offered. In the end, he was sent back to the No. 2 Detention Centre in Changchun.
  • U.S Permanent Resident Arrested While Visiting Her Family in China and Sentenced to Two Years of Forced Labour

    Fifty-year old Ms. Li Meizi, is a permanent resident of the U.S. In September 2002, she went back to Beijing from Florida to take care of her elderly parents. One day in November of the same year, while having dinner at her friend's home, the police broke in and searched the whole place. The police found two copies of flyers in her handbag. As a result, she was arrested and sent to a detention centre.
  • The Brutal Torture and Illegal Sentencing of Practitioner Song Xu from Zhengzhou City

    The policemen took off all the practitioners clothes and dumped him onto the concrete floor of the toilet. After he finished, the police found a wooden stick and harshly stabbed it into his rectum, then used a hose to douse him with water. Song's feet were injured from the rope, and were numb. He was unable to move one of his legs. Still, the police refused to stop the torture and abuse. They hit and kicked him every day. Because Song Xu refused to give in, the team leader called Pan poured salt and chili powder into Song's nose to induce further pain.
  • Dalian Detention Centre Detains and Persecutes Dafa Practitioner Mr. Lu Kaili

    Because he refused to relinquish the practice of Falun Dafa, he was sent to the infamous Masanjia Forced Labour Camp. The work at Masanjia was extremely arduous. They were forced to carry out work on cornfields and rice fields, and were given poor and meager rations. Due to long periods of malnutrition, physical and mental abuse and very grueling work, Lu Kaili's feet became swollen and he was unable to walk.
  • Baimalong Forced Labour Camp Inflicts Untold Physical and Psychological Damage upon Falun Dafa Practitioners

    For more than three months, they tortured her with injections of nerve debilitating drugs once a week whereas the normal dosage for actually ill patients was once a month. These medicines caused severe damage to Yang's body, including: nausea, vomitting, fatigue, memory loss, unconsciousness, and loss of body control. Yang still had serious complications from these drugs half a year later.
  • Nursing Mother Incarcerated in Shayang Forced Labour Camp

    Ms. Chen Liqun is a Dafa practitioner in Wenquan Area, Xianning City, Hubei Province. She has a new baby, less than one-month old. While clarifying the truth about Falun Dafa and the persecution on May 22, 2003, Ms. Chen was reported to the police. She was arrested and sent to the Maoershan Detention Centre.
  • Wuhan Authorities Imprison Practitioner for Extended Period

    Mr. Yan has now been illegally imprisoned for more than 9 months. He has been unable to be at home with his wife for over 2 years. Policeman Xiang Hui frequently calls to harass his wife and child. Once he threatened the child: "Don't tell your mother where your father is. If we find that she contacts other Falun Gong members, your family's property will be confiscated and you will be driven out of the apartment."
  • Forty-Seven Falun Gong Practitioners Transferred to Lanzhou City Brainwashing Centre

    Authorities there don't allow them to talk to each other or walk around. Everyday, sinister people use both hard and soft tactics to threaten and persuade them. They even force some former Falun Gong practitioners, who collapsed under the mental pressure and recanted their belief, to try to spread their warped ways of thinking to the practitioners, and they punish those practitioners who do not cooperate with the evil people.
  • Well Respected College Teacher and Director of Company Suffer Unjust Persecution in Zhoukou City

    In December 2001, she was again abducted from the college where she worked and her home was ransacked again. She was illegally detained in Shenqiu Detention Centre until July 2002, when she was unjustly sentenced to three years of forced labour in Shibalihe Women's Labour Camp, Zhengzhou City, Henan Province, only for practising the peaceful exercises of Falun Gong. She is still in detention to this day.
  • Charles Li Has Been Forbidden to Practice the Falun Gong Exercises in Nanjing Prison, American Consular Protests in Written Form

    A Journalist from the Epoch Times phone interviewed Mr. Stuart Patt, a spokesperson for the Consular Affairs Bureau of the U.S. State Department. He said, "On June 25, U.S. Consulate Officials met with Mr. Charles Li." This is the first direct meeting between U.S. Consulate Officials and Charles Li since the severe outbreak of SARS on April 23, 2003.
  • Innocent Mudanjiang City Practitioner Once Again Sentenced to Forced Labour

    One day, there was a "reform meeting." Li Qiliang firmly refused to go there, so he was carried to the site by force. When he was resisting the persecution and shouting, "Dafa is good," the inhuman guards choked his throat and covered his mouth, and carried him out of the meeting place to beat him further. Just because he refused to give up his belief and did not compromise, the guards claimed that he had a mental disease and sent him to a mental hospital
  • Shanghai Dafa Practitioners Fall Victim to a New Round of Persecution

    Mr. Ma usually looked after his wife, who suffers from hemiplegia. After his illegal arrest, his 7 year old grandchild and his 80 year old mother were left at home with his wife. Even though other practitioners volunteered to look after them the police refused to allow it, without giving any reason. The police also refused to allow Ma's family members to visit him in the detention centre. Mr. Ma is a retiree of almost 60 years of age.
  • Dafa Practitioners Father and Son Subjected to Unwarranted Persecution in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region

    During the brainwash sessions, the police forced them to read literature that slandered Dafa and forced them to practise another type of Qigong. They also compelled them to follow the orders "from above" to slander Falun Gong, and put them under duress to get the practitioners to write the "Guarantee Letter," "Letter of Regret," saying that they will give up practising Falun Gong. Since the two men refused to co-operate with the evildoers, they, together with several other practitioners, were sent to a detention centre and imprisoned with common criminal offenders.
  • University Lecturers in Heilongjiang Province Are Subjected to Scandalous Ill-Treatment for Practising Falun Gong

    On April 27, 2002, he was arrested again by people from Jixi's "610 Office" for solely downloading articles from the Minghui net (a Chinese Falun Dafa website). Currently, he is being incarcerated at the Jixi Forced Labour Camp without a trial. According to inside sources, Wei Xiaodong suffers from TB brought on by the severe persecution. He is extremely thin and weak, and has also lost almost all his hair. The labour camp did not allow proper treatment, and the university callously fired him.
  • Shahekou District Court Secretly Deciding On Sentences for Dafa Practitioners Before Sham Trial

    We hear that the Shahekou District Court of Dalian City is secretly planning an illegal trial for Qu Bin and Wang Dawei. We have heard that their sentences have already been decided. Although their family members can hire lawyers, the lawyer is only allowed to enter a guilty plea. All the evidence is fabricated, and the police have forced the practitioners to sign confessions under the cruelest torture. The court will hand down a decision of "guilty" based upon these coerced confessions.