Illegal Detention and Imprisonment

  • Jixi City 610 Office Continues to Detain Falun Gong Practitioners After Prison Terms End

    Since the persecution of Falun Gong started in July 1999, in the Jixi City area of Heilongjiang Province, more than 400 Falun Gong practitioners have been arrested, detained, put in forced labour camps, or sentenced to prison. At least 23 practitioners have died as a result of persecution. In many cases, when practitioners' labour camp or prison sentences have been completed, instead of releasing them, the Jixi 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) transfers them to brainwashing centres, where the persecution then continues.
  • Two Women Detained for Two Weeks for Practising Falun Gong

    Falun Gong practitioners Ms. Mo Huiping and Ms. Luo Xinping from Yinchuan City, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region were arrested in Wuzhong City and detained for two weeks. Ms. Mo Huiping, 37, had previously been arrested after being ambushed by police in 2001. She was subsequently sentenced to three years in a forced labour camp. In 2004, she was once again sentenced to another three and a half years in prison. Her sister and brother-in-law were also both persecuted for practising Falun Gong.
  • Why Does Shenyang Court Try to Conduct Secret Trials?

    The Shenyang City Shengbei New District Court tried four Falun Gong practitioners under the direction of the local 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong), on January 17th, 2013. The practitioners denied the criminal charges during during the trial. They argued that Falun Gong is legal and requested a release with a not-guilty verdict. They refuted Judge Wang Xu's accusations one by one. The judge stopped Ms. Niu when she tried to describe how she was tortured. The trial came to a hasty end within a couple of hours.
  • Many Mudanjiang Falun Gong Practitioners Sent to Forced Labour Camp

    The Mudanjiang police followed, monitored and videotaped Falun Gong practitioners when they talked to people about Falun Gong, distributed Falun Gong materials and shared their experiences. Then the police arrested the practitioners and searched their homes. On November 2nd, 2012, the police arrested dozens of Falun Gong practitioners from their homes or work places.
  • Mr. Du Xiangzhong Arrested Again after Years of Severe Persecution

    Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Du Xiangzhong was arrested on January 4th, 2013 while he was talking to people about Falun Gong in Ju County, Rizhao City. Over the 10-plus years of the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) persecution of Falun Gong, Mr. Du, 48, was imprisoned and beaten multiple times, and twice taken to a forced labour camp. In addition, he has been extorted for over 30,000 yuan.
  • Five Falun Gong Practitioners from Ningxiang Arrested

    On December 21st, 2012, police arrested Falun Gong practitioners Mr. Dong Chao, Ms. Zhu Chuxia and a practitioner surnamed Yao as they passed Guangming Village, Wangcheng County. The three practitioners were beaten by the police. Afterwards, Yao and Mr. Dong were sent to the Wangcheng Detention Centre. Ms. Zhu's whereabouts are unknown. After being detained for several days, Yao still had clearly visible blood marks about the mouth. Mr. Dong's front teeth were missing due to being beaten. He looked old and withered. He talked in a low voice and had no energy.
  • Former Russian Programme Host at Heilongjiang Province TV Station Given Second Four-year Prison Term

    Former Russian programme host and reporter for a Heilongjiang Province TV Station, practitioner Zhao Xidong, was arrested on December 31st, 2011 by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) authorities and was recently sentenced to four years in prison. His wife has filed an appeal to Judge Yu Li of the Nangang District Court, Harbin City. In January 2000, Mr. Zhao was fired from his post for practising Falun Gong. On June 27th, 2006, he was sentenced to four years in prison and sent to Daqing Prison. He suffered inhuman treatment while he was imprisoned.
  • Ms. Miao Fengling, 54, from Tianjin Arrested, Family Members Persecuted under Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) Implication Policy

    On December 17th, 2012, police broke into Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Miao Fengling's apartment building and arrested her. The officers also took her husband and daughter with them and didn't release them until 4:00 a.m. the next day. Ms. Miao was then sent to the Heping District Detention Centre. Ms. Miao's family has been implicated and persecuted because she practises Falun Gong. Her husband lost his job, and the authorities even harassed her younger sister, who is a sales manager, at her workplace. Other family members have also been directly persecuted.
  • Mr. Xie Guichen and Ms. Tan Chengxiang from Jilin Province Unjustly Sentenced to Long Prison Terms

    Falun Gong practitioners Mr. Xie Guichen and Ms. Tan Chengxiang were arrested on July 30th, 2012, for distributing Shen Yun Performing Arts [a New York based world-class traditional Chinese cultural show] DVDs. They were detained for about six months. Mr. Xie was so badly tortured that he had to be sent to a hospital for treatment. The police forbade the practitioners' families from visiting them. Their families recently learned that Mr. Xie had been sentenced to 10 years in prison and Ms. Tan to 8 years.
  • Six Falun Gong Practitioners Arrested for Installing Satellite TV Receivers

    Officers from Chifeng Security Bureau, 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong), and police arrested Ma Xiaoguang and five other Falun Gong practitioners on December 21st, 2012, when they were installing a satellite TV receiver for a villager's home in Aohan County of Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia. The police took away a large number of personal belongings and detained the seven people at Aohan Detention Centre.
  • Mr. Li Mingtao of Handan City Being Monitored after Serving 11 Years in Jail

    On December 19th, 2012, after being released from serving 11 years, Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Li Mingtao has repeatedly been harassed and monitored by the local Communist authorities. In 2001, police arrested Mr. Li, then 31, and took all of his Falun Gong books, cash, and bank books from his house. Police tortured him for over 20 days to try to get him to “confess.” He was shocked with high-voltage electric batons and hung up while his hands were handcuffed, causing severe swelling in his hands and legs. The handcuffs also cut into his flesh. To try break him down, the police whipped him and deprived him of sleep.
  • Ms. Qu Shumei from Dalian City Arrested Again

    After the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began to persecute Falun Gong in July 1999, Ms. Qu Shumei and her husband's lives were turned completely upside down. Ms. Qu was sent to a forced labour camp twice, and Mr. Zhu was given a 12-year sentence and is currently in Shenyang No. 1 Prison. Ms. Qu was arrested again at home on December 17th, 2012, and police took her to Yaojiao Detention Centre.
  • School Teacher Mr. Wang Linkai Sentenced to One Year of Forced Labour for Because of a Poem Posted on His Door

    Mr. Wang Linkai, an elementary school teacher, posted a poem on the front door of his home during the 2012 Chinese New Year. The characters on the poem read: “The Sun and Moon Illuminate Heaven and Earth with Auspicious Light, Heaven and Earth are Bright Again with Favourable Circumstances.” Police arrested Mr. Wang Linkai at school on July 6th and sentenced him to one year in a forced labour camp.
  • Fushun City Police Ransack and Rob Practitioners' Homes

    On April 15th, 2012, police arrested more than a dozen practitioners in Xinbin County, ransacked their homes and confiscated their personal belongings. Mr. Mu Guodong and his wife, Ms. Yu Haiyan, were arrested by over 10 officers from the Fushun City Domestic Security Division at 6 a.m. that same day. Their home was also ransacked. The police confiscated their computer, a mobile phone, 8,000 yuan cash, and a bank savings book with a balance of 30,000 yuan.
  • Fuqing Road Neighbourhood Officials in Chengdu City Arrest and Incarcerate Ms. Guo Lirong in Brainwashing Centre

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Guo Lirong was persecuted in the Xinjin Brainwashing Centre. The first day she was admitted, a staff member kicked her in the head with his shoes on, causing her to lose consciousness and vomit blood. After she was held there for more than 20 days, on November 21st, 2012, Ms. Guo was released. She was physically and mentally devastated. She was dragged out of the car and left alone on the road outside of her residential community.