Latest News from China - 03/30/2001
[Minghui net] [Benxi City, Liaoning Province] The Sound of the Cosmos Thunders Above the Detention Center In the evening of March 28, 2001, the sound of the cosmos (a recording of the Falun Dafa Radio program of March 14, 2001)thundered above the detention center of Benxi City, where Dafa practitioners were held. The sounds reached all the residents within one square kilometer, suffocating the evil. [Nanyang City, Henan Province] Birth Permission Taken Back From a Practitioner Dafa Practitioner Zhang Yanhua, female, 30 years old, is a worker in Nanyang Embroidery Company. At the end of February 2000, Zhang went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Dafa. At the time, she was six months pregnant. She was taken back to her hometown and kept under police custody for one month, and she was fined 2,000 Yuan [the average monthly income of an urban worker is 500 Yuan.] The head of her company took back the birth permission [translator's note: Under the one child policy in China, giving birth requires official permission.] So when she gave birth to her child, she had to go to a private doctor. Even now, her baby hasn't received a residential permit. Before New Year's Day of 2001, her whole family went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Dafa again, and she was arrested. Currently, she and her 30-year-old husband Ding Jiangguo are being detained in the Inspection Station in Yongan Street of Nanyang. There, he was sentenced to two and a half years in labor camps. The baby's grandmother was also held in that same inspection station. As a result the baby, who is less than one year old, has been separated from his family for months. We'd like to call for the attention of all the kind-hearted people on this matter. [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Zhoushuizi Re-education Center Brutally Tortures Dafa Practitioners Zhoushuizi Reeducation Center has recently received orders from their superiors to reform Dafa practitioners with violence. The police there adopted the most vicious means of torture. It was said that some practitioners "jumped" from the building in the re-education center. One young female died on the spot, and another female was seriously injured. Meanwhile, the situation of other practitioners remains unknown. After the incident, the reeducation center tried everything to block the news and hide their crime. We strongly call upon family members of Dafa practitioners and people with righteous minds to help the Dafa practitioners. [Sichuan Province] Party Secretary Instructs Cable TV Station to Smear Falun Dafa Zhou Yongkang, Party Secretary in Sichuan Province, brother-in-law of Zeng Qinghong, (one of the few Chinese leaders who has a reputation for viciously persecuting Dafa), instructed the local cable TV station in Sichuan to produce a program smearing Falun Dafa. It was a 20-episode series, with one episode per night starting on March 16, 2001. Zhou intends to get publicity by smearing Falun Dafa, selling out his own conscience. The facts were turned upside down in the program, and the distorted stories exerted a very bad influence among viewers. [Linshui, Sichuan Province] Model Teacher Sentenced to Jail for Five Years for Spreading Dafa Flyers Jiang Zemin and his associates have intensified their persecution of Falun Dafa in Sichuan Province. Chen Yumei (female), middle school teacher of Liutang Town, Linshui County, was arrested in October of 2000 for spreading Dafa flyers. On March 15, 2001, she was illegally sentenced to five years in prison. While in court, she insisted "Falun Dafa is good," causing some who were present to shed tears. Chen is known as an exemplary teacher in the school, producing a "Class of Excellence" year after year. [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Dongxihu District Illegally Detains Dafa Practitioners Dongxihu District in Wuhan City placed some Falun Gong practitioners together in two classrooms in a school under the name of "guarded living." They put an iron door in the corridor, locked it, and set up a 24-hour guard. There they carried out an illegal "reform." The Dafa practitioners, however, didn't follow the arrangement of the evil force. Three practitioners walked out, to the shock of the officials. The following is an excerpt from the regulations as stipulated by Office 610 (An office created by the government to deal specifically with issues related to Falun Gong). It is an example of how Jiang Zemin and his associates ignore the will of the people, trample over the law, and persecute Falun Gong. (Original Text) Class Regulations for the Education and Reform of Falun Gong Practitioners
- Follow the class schedule, listen to the instructor attentively, study the assigned materials, take good notes, write detailed report of understanding, and work hard to reform as soon as possible from the bottom of the reformee's heart.
- Establishing contacts, instigation, and performing Falun Gong exercises are forbidden. No spreading of the evil ideas, no conversation about making appeals, banding together, or doing exercises. Those who violate these rules will be warned, and those still violate them will be put into solitary confinement. If a report of understanding after study fails to meet the requirements for three times, the punishment will be solitary confinement.
- Leaving the classroom or trying to make outside contact is forbidden.
- Obey the management unconditionally. Any form of resistance is forbidden.
- If not reformed after the education, the reformee will continue to be put under "guarded living" or other administrative punishment. The boarding fee during the "guarded living" and attending the reform class is to be paid by the reformee.