Latest News from China - 02/12/2002
[Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] Guangzhou Rehabilitation Center is Suspected of Killing Falun Dafa Practitioners and Selling Their Organs
Several Falun Dafa practitioners were arrested after going to appeal on Tiananmen Square. They refused to tell their names but were identified by their Southern accents, and were therefore sent back to a detention center in Baiyun District, Guangzhou City. According to them, while they were illegally detained and being persecuted in a detention center in Baiyun District, they met a Falun Dafa practitioner who fortunately escaped from a horrifying place labeled as a "rehabilitation center" near the Baiyun airport. They later went to appeal again and were detained in the Baiyun detention center. That practitioner said that the so-called "rehabilitation center" is specially used in recent years to detain those steadfast Falun Dafa practitioners who refuse to give up their names in the detention center.
They try to force Falun Dafa practitioners to renounce their beliefs, beginning with all kinds of cruel tortures. Many instruments of torture do not have names, among them, the most terrifying one is a tool used to grasp fingernails. They pull Falun Dafa practitioners' whole nails out - along with the flesh and blood - and this causes people to pass out from the violent pain. Falun Dafa practitioners who were able to survive all kinds of cruel tortures were then forcibly injected with a kind of drug that made them dull-witted and slow and unable to even recognize their own relatives. Many Falun Dafa practitioners' whereabouts became unknown after they went in there, they did not come back alive, and since they did not give their names, there was no way to investigate. The people who worked there disclosed that this "rehabilitation center" got rich quickly in recent years, the main reason being that there is a secret foreign channel mainly selling human organs, and every human organ can be sold for several tens of thousands of U.S. dollars. This being the case, those Falun Dafa practitioners who refused to tell their names and were tortured there and disappeared, may have had their organs cruelly cut out and sold for huge profits.
One Falun Dafa practitioner who firmly refused to tell his name learned that he would be sent to this "rehabilitation center," and he then immediately asked a person who had been released from the detention center to take a letter to his relatives. After his relatives had had several thousand Yuan extorted by the local police department, they got an official document that transferred this practitioner to the local detention center. They brought this document to ask for the practitioner by mentioning his name, so this Falun Dafa practitioner could escape the danger.
This matter is still under investigation, and we hope that international organizations and kind-hearted, honest people will find out the sinister story behind this and expose it as quickly as possible. We ask that all the kind-hearted people around the world together condemn the state terrorism of Jiang's regime.
[Beijing] Eight Falun Dafa Practitioners Safeguard the Fa on Tiananmen Square, All Return Safely
Eight of us went to Beijing on January 19 to safeguard Falun Dafa. Among us, there was a couple who went to rectify the Fa together, there was a mother with her child, and also some who just got released from the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp.
Before leaving, we used all our time to study Fa. "As long as you cultivate and as long as you're able to understand the Fa from the Fa, there's nothing you can't achieve. ("Fa-Lecture at the Conference in Florida, U.S.A.") We are the disciples of the Lord of Buddhas, the particles of Dafa, indestructible. We are of indomitable spirit and incomparably enormous, we have the power to eradicate all the evil elements. The tourist groups came one after another. With a pure heart, we called out together, " Falun Dafa is good! Return justice to our Teacher's name!" We safely returned after validating Dafa.
[Beijing] Another Heroic Action on Tiananmen Square
Around noon on January 24, 2002, no more than 100 meters away from the entrance of the subway between Tiananmen Square and the Historical Museum, two women, about 28 to 30 years old, dressed in silver-gray winter clothes, stepped out from the crowd and held up yellow banners, calling out together, "Falun Dafa is good! Return justice to our Teacher's name!" " Falun Dafa is good! " and " Return justice to our Teacher's name" were each written in red on the respective banners . Then, they packed up the banners, turned around and headed towards the subway entrance. At this time, military policemen rushed towards them from many different directions, chased them for a short distance, then pulled, dragged, kicked, beat, and forced them into a quickly-arrived police car. At that time, if looked at carefully, one could see that the tourists around were watching helplessly and perplexedly. The process took about one minute and I did not have time to take out a camera and take a picture. But, this fully showed the Falun Dafa practitioners' firm belief in Falun Dafa, the cruelty of the evil forces and also indicated the failure of the persecution.
Witness: a tourist from Sydney
[Changchun City, Jilin Province] Huge "Falun Dafa is Good!" Banner Flies over the Center of Changchun City
The People's Square is located in the center of Changchun City. A 27.75-meter high memorial tower, commemorating the Soviet Union Red Army Martyrs, stands tall and upright in the center of the square. The west side of the square faces the Changchun City Public Security Bureau, the east side faces the Jilin Province Hotel, where the Ninth People's Congress is being held. At around 2:30 this afternoon, a huge 7-meter-long "Falun Dafa is Good" banner, in yellow characters on red cloth, was hung on the model airplane of the memorial tower. It was very clear and striking even when seen from afar. The banner faced the Jilin Province Hotel in which the People's Congress was being held. The vicinity of the square, Jilin Province Hotel, and the road intersections to the square were all guarded, there were all kinds of vehicles on the streets near the square, and there were policemen everywhere. People stopped to watch from far away, and exclaimed with admiration. Several policemen climbed up a ladder on top of a car in order to take down the banner. An old man exclaimed, "It is really miraculous! How did they hang it up?"
[Hunan Province] Hunan Dafa Disciples Are Clarifying the Truth about Falun Dafa on a Large Scale
Hunan Dafa disciples firmly follow Teacher in their cultivation practice. They are disciplined in studying the Fa, spreading the Fa and clarifying the truth. They carry out their own roles as particles amid Fa-rectification without waiting to be told what to do and relying on others. They have purchased printing equipment on their own and have printed large amounts of materials for clarifying the truth about Falun Dafa. In recent months, they have made over 4000 cloth banners and wall scrolls, over 20,000 stickers with words clarifying the truth, over 16,000 color signs and over 200,000 flyers clarifying the truth of Dafa. They have been clarifying the truth to people in the cities and countryside of the nearby province. Signs saying "Falun Dafa is good!" and "Falun Dafa is the righteous Fa!" can be seen everywhere. Their efforts have greatly awakened the deceived, common people, and shocked and suffocated the evil.
[Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Harbin Dafa Disciple Zhang Boyan is Tortured and Illegally Sentenced to Forced Labor Camp
Harbin Dafa disciple Zhang Boyan went to clarify the truth of Falun Dafa in Pingang area at noon of January 11, 2002. Misguided bystanders later reported her to the police. Four policemen from Pingfang Public Security Branch illegally arrested and brought her to the Lianmeng Police Substation.
Gao Xiangchen, the director of the police substation instructed several policemen to handcuff Zhang Boyan and give her shocks on the head using electronic prods. They abused her with filthy words and extorted a confession by torture for an entire day and a night. Zhang Boyan was wounded on her head, face and many places all over her body. To this day, she still has not recovered from the inflicted wounds. While torturing her, the police simultaneously tried to extort 10,000 Yuan (equal to one and a half years of income of an average worker in China). Since her husband was laid off, her son too young to work, and her parents are aged, her family couldn't afford the sum. Her family members scraped together 5000 Yuan by borrowing from everyone they could. However, Gao Xiangchen insisted on 10,000 Yuan. Since the family couldn't come up with enough money, the police sent Zhang Boyan to Yaziquan Detention Center in her hometown Harbin City.
Lianmeng Police Substation:
Post code: 150066
Telephone number: 86-451-6502870
[Heilongjiang Province] Present Situation of Dafa Disciples Wang Shixue, Zhang Shufang and Others
One day in early February of 2001, at about 7 o'clock in the evening, Dafa disciple Wang Shixue, from Guoxing Village, Gongzheng Township, Shuangcheng City, was captured. He was illegally sentenced to forced "re-education" in Changlinzi Labor Camp. In September of last year, he was released on bail. Due to a secret order inside the public security system, many Dafa disciples have been recently abducted in Heilongjiang Province.
Around February 4, three young Dafa disciples, who had left their homes, were abducted in the Nangang Area. When a fellow practitioner went to their temporary living place, he found that the whole room had been turned upside down. The current whereabouts and condition of these three disciples are not known.
Zhang Shufang, female, 49 years old, was arrested for appealing in Beijing in 1999. A total of 1280 Yuan was extorted from her in a police office in Beijing and the No.2 Detention Center in Harbin City. In mid November of 2001, police illegally searched her home and confiscated many of her belongings. In late November, she again went to Beijing to appeal and was arrested at Tiananmen Square. Her work unit discharged her from public employment.
[Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] An Elderly Dafa Disciple Walks out of Police Station with Righteous Thoughts
An elderly Dafa disciple in Guangzhou City was detained for clarifying the truth of Falun Dafa in a residential area in mid November of last year. The disciple started to clarify the truth to the watch guard and policemen the moment she was captured. When, eventually, there was only one guard watching over her, she said in her heart, "Teacher, is my heart righteous enough? If so, I'll leave here when the guard walks away." Just as she had these thoughts, one of the police asked the guard do some other things. The elderly disciple then started to send forth righteous thoughts and walked out of the police substation.
[China] Criminal Policemen
In November of 2001, my spouse was arrested for distributing materials that clarify the truth of Falun Dafa. The next day, the police came to arrest my entire family. I managed to escape and picked up my grandson from his school.
Just before the arrests, the police broke into our house and confiscated all our property: computer, VCD, refrigerator, color TV set, electric oven, electric iron, washing machine, cupboards, table, beds, quilts, clothes, over 3000 Yuan in cash and more.
Presently, my entire family is homeless. We don't have enough clothes to wear in the cold weather and my grandson can no longer go to school.
[Heilongjiang Province] Seven Dafa Disciples Were Tortured in Jiusan Land Reclamation & Cultivation Public Security Branch
By the end of last December, Jiusan Land Reclamation & Cultivation Public Security Branch had arrested seven Dafa disciples from Nenjiang City. According to inner sources, the arrested Dafa disciples were force-fed and forced to take medication in Jiusan Detention House. The police clamored that they would force-feed them to death. They also extorted confession by torture. They beat and kicked the Dafa disciples and forced them into the position called "carrying a sword on the back" (in this torture position, the practitioner's hands are tied behind his back with one hand over the shoulder and the other hand against the lower back. The police then apply a great deal of force to pull the two hands toward one another and handcuff them together.). The police then inserted a broom between disciples' hands and back and forcefully pulled the disciples' hands or beat their elbows with fists. Many disciples were beaten black and blue with bruises and until their noses bled.
It has been heard that there are still three Dafa disciples and one of their relatives being detained in Jiusan Detention House.
List of vicious people:
Director Wu, "610 Office" of the Politics & Law Committee, Jiusan Land Reclamation & Cultivation Public Security Branch, Heilongjiang Province.
Director Ma, Jiusan Land Reclamation & Cultivation Public Security Branch
Director Zhang, Nenjiang Farm, Jiusan Land Reclamation & Cultivation Public Security Branch
Telephone number: 86-456 7529141
[Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Police Abduct 60-Year-Old Practitioner, Wang Defu
Last week, in Guxian Township, the police abducted Falun Dafa practitioner Wang Defu from his home. Wang was wearing clothing suitable only for remaining inside. When the police attempted to forcibly drag him from the house, Wang refused to cooperate with the evil forces, and firmly grabbed the stair railing. Three policemen could not move him, so they called for additional policemen to assist, but they still couldn't pry Wang away from the stairs. The policemen began to torture Wang, scratching deep wounds into his hands, until his wife said, "Lao Wang, go with them. The worst thing is to lose your life." So practitioner Wang put on a coat and was taken away.
The reason for Wang's abduction is unknown at this time and no one knows where he is being detained or what torture he may be enduring. An informant said that another practitioner from the Taiping District had also been arrested. Some sources said these recent abductions might be related to the fact that Harbin City failed to meet their required quota of arresting five hundred Falun Dafa practitioners prior to the New Year.
[Kaifeng City, Henan Province] Practitioners Liu Xiuli and Xu Jing Illegally Sentenced to Long Prison Terms
Lu Xiuli, a Falun Dafa practitioner from Kaifeng City, was illegally sentenced to a four-year prison term. Xu Jing was illegally charged and sentenced to three years in prison. Another unidentified practitioner was also sentenced to a two-year prison term. At this time, these three practitioners are on a hunger strike to protest the illegal sentences.
[Qingdao City, Shandong Province] Police Plotting Mass Arrest
According to an inside source, the Qingdao City Police have targeted all Falun Dafa practitioners, and are planning a mass arrest sometime between February 14-18, 2002.
[Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] Support of "Chengdu Falun Dafa Day" Demonstrated by Many Banners Displayed Around the Colleges
Before the Chinese New Year, evil forces had arrested and detained some Falun Dafa practitioners, and sent them to a brainwashing class in Pi County. However, many Dafa banners supporting "Chengdu Falun Dafa Day" were still displayed at colleges and universities. This continued display of support for Falun Dafa greatly encouraged the practitioners as well as many kind-hearted people.
[Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Police Arrest and Extort Money from Innocent Falun Dafa Practitioner, Shen Yue
Falun Dafa practitioner Shen Yue, a resident of Wanli Township, Development Zone, in Dalian City, was once arrested and detained by the Wanli Township Police. After her release, the police from the Development Zone arrested her again, along with her husband while they were at home. The first time she was arrested, the vicious policemen ransacked her house and extorted 400 Yuan (the average monthly salary of an urban worker is 500 Yuan.) The second time she was arrested, the police found 3,050Yuan, which was the tuition fee for her two children. The policeman put the money into his pocket. This family has been left with only an elderly grandmother to care for the school age children and has no source of income.
The Police from Wanbian Police Substation have illegally abducted another practitioner, Li Changshuang, but the location of his detention is unknown
[Changchun City, Jilin Province] Heizuizi Forced Labor Camp Brutally Tortures Falun Dafa Practitioner, Jiang Xiufeng
The Fifth Brigade of the Heizuizi Forced Labor Camp detained and brutally tortured Falun Dafa practitioner Jiang Xiufeng, because she insisted on maintaining her beliefs and continued to practice Falun Dafa exercises. She refused to allow the evil to interfere, even under severe torture, such as frequently enduring shocks by an electric baton, being deprived of sleep, being forced to stand facing the wall for long time; and attacked by collaborators [former practitioners who have been brainwashed and have renounced Falun Dafa] twenty-four hours a day.
Late one night, the sadistic guard, Zhang Tao, took her to the guards' office and tortured her with an electric baton for a long time, causing severe damage to Jiang's physical and mental health. Her two arms twitched together and she became absent-minded. This is evidence of how police guards treat practitioners at the Heizuizi Forced Labor Camp.
[Changchun City, Jilin Province] Names of the Murderers Who Killed Practitioner Wang Kefei
The people involved in the murder of Falun Dafa practitioner, Wang Kefei are: Luan Yunjuan, Guo Xu and Liu Hu. Dr. Yang, and Wang Yanhui of the Jilin Provincial Police Central Hospital are also responsible.
[Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Police Station Changes Name to Avoid Punishment for its Crimes
Recently, Xinghua Street Police Substation was relocated and used this as an excuse to change its name. The new name is "Weimin Street Police Substation." The real reason for undergoing the name change is that too many crimes have occurred in this police station. Among it's many crimes, are the murder of a Falun Dafa Practitioner, and it scored the highest in the amount of money confiscated from practitioners in Shijiazhuang City.
The heavenly law of retribution exists, and can clearly be seen to rule here. One of the vicious policemen, Wei Ming, was blinded in one eye when he was setting off fireworks last New Year. This was a clear warning from heaven that the thugs should stop their crimes and reform their evil ways. But the thugs did not understand the warning, and instead, they abducted even more practitioners, and sent them to forced labor and extorted more money from their families. They even beat practitioner Zuo Zhigang to death, causing more retribution from heaven. In June, snow fell on the city. ("Snowing in June," is an old Chinese proverb meaning that something so brutal and outrageous has occurred that the heavens also want to show their indignance by dropping freezing snow on the earth even in the summer as a token of punishment.)
Their crimes have been exposed on Clearwisdom.net, and many overseas Chinese people, with justice in mind, have phoned and sent mail, encouraging them to denounce their crimes. The evil people became afraid and attempted to use this "name-change" as a trick in the vain hope of avoiding responsibility and eluding justice.
[Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Xinghua Street Police Substation Continues to Commit Crimes Even After Previously Murdering a Falun Dafa Practitioner
In December 2001, Li Huiqi, a female Falun Dafa practitioner, was arrested while distributing truth-clarifying literature. Shijiazhuang City Xinghua Street Police Substation (now renamed the Weimin Street Police Substation) continued to commit more crimes. The police detained Li Huiqi in the First Detention Center for forty days and then sentenced her to one year of forced labor. On February 1, 2002, she was escorted to the Fourth Brigade of Shijiazhuang Forced Labor Camp. Practitioner Li Huiqi has elderly parents and an 8-year-old son but she is detained for speaking the truth to the public. While Chinese New Year celebrations abound and most families are happily preparing for the Spring Festival, her family is so sad and they don't know how to deal with this tragedy at a time when the Chinese New Year should bring happiness and celebration.