Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Articles from Clear Wisdom [Tuesday, August 16, 2005 ]


Falun Dafa Clearwisdom.net, Tuesday, August 16, 2005


News and Activities from Around the World

  • UK: Activity at Edinburgh International Art Festival to Rescue Orphaned Children of Falun Gong Practitioners Receives Strong Support (Photos)
  • Sweden: A Program About the Persecution of Falun Gong on Presens TV in Stockholm
  • Croatia: July 20th Memorial Service in Zagreb Generates Great Media Interest (Photos)
  • Montana, USA: Falun Gong Practitioners Win Award in the Sweet Pea Parade

    Facts of the Persecution

  • At Least 85 Practitioners Tortured to Death in Weifang City in the Past Six Years
  • Qitaihe, Heilongjiang Province: Four Practitioners Unlawfully Sentenced to Prison (Photos)
  • Practitioner Liu Yuhe from Huadian City, Jilin Province, Tortured on Tiger Bench and Force-fed Mustard Oil
  • Prison Authorities Force Yuan Qingjiang's Body to Be Cremated Out of Fear of Public Exposure
  • Six Dafa Practitioners from Shandong, Liaoning, Jilin and Henan Provinces Persecuted to Death
  • A Brief Description of the Persecution of Some Practitioners in Qingyang City, Gansu Province

    The People Awaken to the Truth

  • As a Result of Truth-clarification, Thousands in Shanxi Province Withdraw from All Levels of the CCP and Communist Youth League

    Practitioners Exchange Insights and Experiences

  • Step Out of Humanness
  • Two Experience Sharing Articles from Young Practitioners in a Minghui Fa Study Class in China
  • Cultivating Diligently Through Reciting the Fa
  • Western Practitioner: How I Broke Through Sickness Karma
  • Reciting "Falun Dafa Is Good" Saved My Life
  • Little Lishi's Injured Wrist Recovered Quickly When She Remembered She Was a Dafa Practitioner (Photo)
  • After Listening to Her Daughter-in-law Read Zhuan Falun, a Woman Recovers from Cancer

    Media Reports

  • The Epoch Times: CCP Revives "Article 23" to Stop the Spread of the Nine Commentaries

    News from China

  • Photos Bearing Witness to History: Falun Gong Practitioners' Group Practice in 1999 in the Yucheng Area, Shanxi Province
  • Latest News from China - July 21, 2005
  • Latest News from China - July 29, 2005
  • 149 People Declare that their Words and Deeds Under Forced Brainwashing are Null and Void
  • Summary of Other Articles and News - July 30, 2005

    Practitioners' Artworks

  • Poem: Lotus in the Storm


    News and Activities from Around the World


    UK: Activity at Edinburgh International Art Festival to Rescue Orphaned Children of Falun Gong Practitioners Receives Strong Support (Photos)

    (Clearwisdom.net) In order to promote the rescue of the orphaned children of Falun Gong practitioners cruelly persecuted to death by the Chinese Communist Party, UK Falun Gong practitioners held an activity on Prince's Street on August 7th, 2005, the opening day of the Edinburgh International Art Festival. Practitioners used various means including music, singing, dances, demonstrations of Falun Gong exercises, a photo exhibition and petition signature collection, to let people know about the persecution and to appeal for people's support. Many onlookers were deeply shocked when they learned about the situation in China and offered their support.

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    Female chorus recounting the story depicted in the painting
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    Learning about the facts of Falun Gong in front of the display boards

    Numerous tourists were deeply impressed by the dance, "Falun Dafa is good" and the lion and dragon dances performed by Falun Gong practitioners during the parade. They were also very glad to enjoy the open-air concert conducted by practitioners.

    A banner in the background was very eye-catching and it read, "Rescue Orphans of Murder & Torture Victims". Several display boards were set up besides the stage, which told stories: A little girl went home after school, but her home was sealed up and she became homeless. (Her parents were all arrested and detained by police because they practice Falun Gong. A little girl whose father was tortured to death for his practice of Falun Gong, holds her father's photo and says, "I want my daddy!" A little boy who is locked with his mother in a cell grasps the iron bars and looks very confused. A little girl in rags stands on a street with her bare feet... These display boards already deeply touched people's hearts. Visitors all showed their expression of sympathy. On the information desk some materials were displayed to introduce Falun Gong and expose the facts of the persecution. There were also some petition forms calling for the rescue of children orphaned in the persecution of Falun gong. Before the concert began, people already started signing the petition.

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    Many spectators signed the petition with tears filling their eyes. Sometimes, people lined up in a queue to sign the petition.

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    Falun Gong exercise demonstration on the plaza
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    Vocal solo

    Most of the dances, songs and music were composed by UK Falun Gong practitioners. The female chorus, "Stories in the Paintings" was composed based on the paintings described above. Accompanied with the reciting of a poem, the stories depicted in the paintings unfolded in front of the audience. The solo, "Rainbow in my Dream" described the dream of a little girl who was incarcerated. In her dream, her mother stood on the rainbow and her back was shown in colorful sunlight. The girl wishes the beautiful rainbow will always stay in the human world and guide people to search for their wonderful future. A song sung by a man and a woman, "Flower of Spring" expressed a mother's thoughts about her son who was imprisoned for cultivating Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance. An Argentine practitioner performed a dance to the solo, "Thinking of My Son". Her mother, a vocalist from Argentina, performed the song, "Dove High Over the Storm". Practitioners also performed the music, "Pudu", "Heaven's Gate Opens" as well as the "Fan Dance," "Lotus Flower Dance" and "Colorful Umbrella Dance." They also demonstrated the Falun Gong exercises.

    At the same time, some practitioners distributed flyers and collected signatures to support the rescue effort. Many spectators signed the petition with tears in their eyes. Sometimes, people even lined up in queue to sign the petition. Over the two-hour performance, nearly 1000 signatures were collected.

    There were quite a number of Chinese students among the tourists. They silently watched the performances and the display boards. Because of the Chinese Communist Party's hate-propaganda, they were so fearful that they dared not to sign the petition. Their eyes, however, expressed their sympathy.

    A young student girl from Mainland China told a practitioner, "My parents are both cadres at a certain level. They all know the truth. Talking about the persecution, they know more than you do. They said that they knew the "Tiananmen Square Self-Immolation" was staged without even watching it. This is not the first time such a thing has happened in our history." She also said, "You are working so hard. You will definitely succeed. I will tell my friends what I saw here."

    Source: http://clearharmony.net/articles/200508/28228.html


    Sweden: A Program About the Persecution of Falun Gong on Presens TV in Stockholm

    A television program about the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China was transmitted by a television-station, Presens TV, on Stockholm's Open Channel on July 22nd. The program was very well done with pictures from different events.

    As an introduction, two pictures of Falun Gong practitioner Gao Rongrong were shown, one before and one after she was tortured. The reporter Mr. Askensten said, "China is counted as one of the worst human rights violators in the world when it comes to proportion and continuity."

    The reporter explained that in a country with a dictatorship there is opposition both among the intellectuals and among farmers, but in China the opposition is very brutally intimidated into silence. He continued to say that in countries outside China there exists also an opposition, an example of that being Communism and Human Rights in China, a seminar held on June 13th 2005 at the ABF Parliament Building in Stockholm.

    The seminar, which was sponsored jointly by the China Democratic Movement Overseas Association, The Epoch Times, China Independent Writers Association and the International Human Rights Association, generated a positive re-action from Swedish communities and the media alike. A large audience at the ABF-house listened to keynote speakers, including chief editor of The Epoch Times Ms. Annette Jun Guo, vice chairman of the China Independent Writers Association Mr. Maiping Chen, Swedish human rights lawyer Peter Bergquist, former Chinese political prisoner Professor Shizhong Chen, an expert on persecuted faith-based groups in China, Professor Sen Nieh, and Chinese business professional Mr. Man-Yan Ng.

    The program focused on a speech given by human rights lawyer Mr. Bergquist, who initiated a lawsuit against the previous Chinese president Jiang Zemin and some other human rights criminals in the Chinese regime.

    Mr. Bergquist mentioned that there are three circumstances that are favorable for such a process:

    1. China has ratified the Convention against Torture.

    2. The crimes committed inside the country are against China's own laws.

    3. There exists a clear disagreement on the subject of Falun Gong within the regime in China

    The reporter î..ke Askensten from Presens TV showed at the end of the program once more the pictures of Falun Gong-practitioner Ms. Gao Rongrong and said where she was from in China, that she had worked as an accountant, that she was a Falun Gong practitioner and that she is now dead.

    He mentioned that this only is one example of many similar cases where the Chinese Communist Party persecutes innocent people with another political view or belief and peaceful groups such as Falun Gong.

    The program urged the general public to show interest and take an active stance on this issue and gave examples on how to do that: For example, you can join a human rights organization or start a purchase boycott against China.

    Footnote:

    Falun Gong practitioner Gao Rongrong, a staff member of Luxun fine arts college in Shenyang city, was killed after being disfigured and suffering enormous torture. During the illegal incarceration, Gao Rongrong lost her hearing in one ear, her face was disfigured from seven hours of electric baton shock torture, her bodily organs were atrophying and she became just skin and bone. Her life was in grave danger. Gao's case has received broad attention within the international community. Her case was also the first case study in the "2004 United Nations Human Rights Report on China's Persecution of Falun Gong". She was once successfully rescued by other Falun Gong practitioners. The photo of her disfigured face strongly exposed the persecution of Falun Gong by the Jiang regime and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). After the exposure, the CCP not only did not repent or stop, but instead became angry and carried on a more hidden and despicable persecution. The 610 Office head Luo Gan personally took charge of the continued persecution plan against Gao Rongrong. One member of the Judiciary said, "Luo Gan gave the order. He said that this matter [Ms. Gao's torture case being exposed] had too much international impact. We must handle it carefully now indicating that further persecution would be carried out secretly." Gao Rongrong was unfortunately re-arrested in March 2005 and then persecuted to death in police custody.

    Source: http://clearharmony.net/articles/200508/28250.html

    Originally published in Swedish at http://se.clearharmony.net/articles/200507/15134.html/tblank


    Croatia: July 20th Memorial Service in Zagreb Generates Great Media Interest (Photos)

    (Clearwisdom.net) Many months ago we decided that on the occasion of the sixth anniversary of the persecution we would hold a memorial day in Zagreb. All practitioners accepted and supported this idea enthusiastically, including those who were unable to attend the activities in person. Practitioners from all over the world offered their help. They offered to translate, do revisions, contact the media, and so on. Two days before the event, everything appeared to be in great order, although all those organizers were very busy until just before the event. Everyone was under great pressure to do well. We had shared the assignments, contacted the media, prepared posters, designed new posters, and so on.

    Alas, on the day of our departure, suddenly we were saddled with much interference, such as time delays with the completion of the posters, traffic congestion during our trip to Zagreb, and a thunderstorm. All this seemed arranged to throw us into turmoil. Yes, we must admit, we were a little alarmed, but we were determined to hold this event, no matter what. We decided that on that coming Saturday, at least two of us would be at the appointed place.

    One practitioner from Croatia was suggesting to perhaps abort the trip, given the unpleasant weather conditions. Then she decided that nothing could stop her and she came to the event.

    After everyone had made their decision, all the unusual occurrences turned for the best. We were firm and went to Zagreb, despite the traffic congestion, arriving too late at the hotel, and so on. The owner insisted that we should wake him up, no matter the time of our arrival, and not stay somewhere else overnight. We took him up on it and woke him up at 3 a.m. (We must admit, the navigation towards the hotel was, even for a seasoned navigator, a challenge.)

    One of our colleagues, who brought the posters directly to the event, had lost even more time because of the thunderstorm and the traffic congestion than we had the prior day. Therefore, he was unable to come to the event on time. Here we were with one poster, the poster depicting the victims of the persecution, the one we had prepared ourselves; as well as a few smaller posters we always kept in the car, in case we needed them.

    The poster had to be glued to a board and laminated within a short period of time. Also, we had to finish stitching the flowers. We were amazed and delighted at our ability to get anything done on time, especially considering the time it usually takes us to finish such projects.

    Poster with pictures depicting the victims of the persecutionFlyers in different languages

    Our arrival in downtown Zagreb was uneventful. Given rainy weather, road construction, and so on, we arrived a little later than announced at the business square. We could place the few posters and material we had with us prominently. After placing the posters the rain stopped, the clouds disappeared and the sun came out!


    Zagreb's citizen's read with great interest about the persecution of Falun Gong in China

    Demonstrating the exercises on the Zagreb Business SquareArticles about the event were published in a number of Croatia’s. A television broadcaster was also present.

    A reporter was already waiting patiently for us. Later, another two reporters and a team from the television station arrived. They took many pictures and interviewed and filmed the practitioners. Two excellent articles about our event were published in two of Croatia's largest newspapers the next day. We found that the event had already been announced on-line a few days earlier.

    We believe that our righteous thoughts, and our confidence that all would go well had a great effect on the outcome of our activities.


    Practicing and teaching the Falun Gong exercises in the park

    Zagreb's citizens showed great and deep interest, despite, or because of another event at the same location. On Saturday and Sunday, many of those interested came to the exercise event in the park, which were announced earlier. A new practitioner traveled quite some distance to join us and practice the exercises with us, as up to date he had learned Falun Gong only over the Internet.

    Though we are satisfied with the outcome of the event and had great response during our activity, because we held righteous thoughts, could not be deterred from our decision, this event encouraged us towards many new endeavors. We saw how we could do better next time, and all we needed to prepare ahead of time for such an event. We all are grateful for the experience.

    Source: http://clearharmony.net/articles/200508/28252.html

    Previously published in German athttp://www.clearharmony.de/articles/200508/25638.html


    Montana, USA: Falun Gong Practitioners Win Award in the Sweet Pea Parade

    (Clearwisdom.net) On August 6th, Falun Gong practitioners participated in the Sweet Pea parade held in Bozeman, Montana, U.S. A.

    The theme of the parade was "Flowers," and their float won first place in "Best Use of Flowers" category. Practitioners from Montana, Washington and Utah worked together to create a beautiful float. We taped a Falun Dafa banner in front, with "Truth Compassion Tolerance" banners on each side. There were two large lotus flowers on the float where practitioners demonstrated the 5th exercise, while another practitioner demonstrated the standing exercise.

    Many people tried to mimic the exercise movements and repeated the words truth, compassion and tolerance as we went by. Lotus flowers were handed out along the way, which delighted the spectators.

    This was our third year participating in this well attended parade. Spectators were very happy when our float went by and there was lots of clapping. They had expressions of awe on their faces, and seemed to appreciate the beauty and sacredness of the float, along with its beautiful music. A young lady stopped by our float after the parade and told us, "Your entry is my favorite every year."


    Facts of the Persecution


    At Least 85 Practitioners Tortured to Death in Weifang City in the Past Six Years

    (Clearwisdom.net) Jiang Zemin and the Chinese Communist Party cooperated in applying their genocidal policies against Falun Gong practitioners, who peacefully persist in their belief in Truth-Compassion-Forbearance. They achieved this by using the totalitarian government's machinery, including the police and the media. In the six years between July 20, 1999 and July 20, 2005, the CCP, in violation of the Chinese constitution and by breaking numerous laws, has monitored, abducted, detained, tortured, and brainwashed Falun Gong practitioners and has sent many of them to forced labor camps and prisons. According to the Clearwisdom website, the verified number of deaths by torture of Falun Gong practitioners is 2,711. At least 85 Falun Gong practitioners from Weifang City have been tortured to death.

    The following individuals were among those 85 practitioners:

    Thirty-three practitioners from Weifang City's municipality area: Ms. Chen Zixiu, 59 years old; Mr. Wang Peiseng, 68; Mr. Yang Weidong, 54 years old; Ms. Zhou Chunmei, 62; Ms. Sun Xiaobai, 36 years old; Mr. Xuan Chengxi, 61; Mr. Zhang Zhiyou, 45 years old; Ms. Gao Shuhua, in her 40s; Ms. Lou Aiqing, 34; Ms. Xu Bing, 33 years old; Ms. Wang Aijuan, 43; Ms. Cao Guifen, 61 years old; Mr. Han Zhaohui, 65; Mr. Guo Huiming, 72 years old; Ms. Cui Zhimin, 66; Ms. Li Fang, about 57 years old; Ms. Liang Yunxia, 48; Ms. Liu Guixiang, 59 years old; Mr. Liu Jialiang, 60; Mr. Wang, 65 years old; Mr. Hao Shouzhong, in his late 70s; Ms. Chen Ruixue, 70 years old; Ms. Zhen Yixia, 36; Ms. Li Yinping, 37 years old; Mr. Mou Naiwu, 41; Ms. Guo Ping, 27 years old; Ms. Du Ruizhen, 62; Mr. Wang Xincan, 64 years old; Mr. Wang Yixin, 67; Mr. Meng Qingxi, in his 40s; Ms. Wu Jingxia, 29; Ms. Yang Huirong, 59 years old; Ms. Liu Qiying, 60.

    Seventeen practitioners from Anqiu City: Ms. Su Baolan, 35 years old; Ms. Guo Ruixue, in her 60s; Mr. Niu Xigong, about 38 years old; Ms. Cao Guiying, 66 years old; Mr. Song Xishan, 67; Ms. Song Jinfang, 36 years old; Wang Shiyun's mother-in-law, in her 80s; Mr. Sun Zhongren, 90; Ms. Li Chunhong, 71 years old; Mr. Zhang Guanglin, 68; Ms. Wang Lanfen, 62 years old; Mr. Zhou Chengsen, 72; Mr. Zhang Hua, 76 years old; Ms. Ji Xiulan, 45; Mr. Zhou Baisheng, 35 years old; Ms. Zhou Shurong, fe58; Ms. Wang Zuoying, about 33 years old.

    Twelve practitioners from Changyi City: Mr. Liu Shuchun, about 38 years old; Ms. Zhang Xiangxia, 35; Mr. Wang Shuying, 73 years old; Liu Weihe, 62; Ms. Yu Guizhen, 66 years old; Mr. Zhang Baiyong, 42; Ms. Yang Quanming, 67 years old; Ms. Yu Zhihua, 67; Ms. Liu Jianmin, in her 60s; Mr. Wang Youling, 90 years old; Mr. Wang Rucheng; Ms. Li Huiling, 39 years old.

    Nine practitioners lived in Zhucheng City: Ms. Yang Guizhen, in her 40s; Ms. Ma Yanfang, in her 30s; Ms. Li Xianglan, 49 years old; Mr. Wang Jihua, 30; Mr. Li Hai, 70 years old; Ms. Ma Yuying, 60; Mr. Huang Anwen; Ms. Ma Guixiang; Mr. Li Haishan, 61 years old.

    Seven practitioners from Shouguang City: Mr. Li Huixi, 40 years old; Mr. Liu Zengqiang, 22; Ms. Wang Lanxiang, 60 years old; Ms. Li Guojun, 37; Mr. Li Guangdong, 65 years old; Mr. Jiang Yimin, 60; Mr. Qi Zhanshan, 73 years old.

    Four practitioners from Changle County: Ms. Wang Xiujuan, in her 30s; Ms. Zhao Fenghua, about 53 years old; Mr. Sun Jianqiu, in his 40s; Mr. Song Bingren, 69.

    One practitioner from Qingzhou City: Ms. Zhen Fangying, 54 years old.

    One practitioner from Gaomi City: Mr. Wang Wuke, 26.

    One practitioner from Linqu City: Ms. Yi Guangde, 51 years old.

    Among the 85 practitioners tortured to death in Weifang City, the oldest was 90-year- old Mr. Sun Zhongren from Anqiu City, and the youngest was 22-year-old Mr. Liu Zengqiang, who was enrolled at the Chinese Literature Department of Weifang Teacher Training College. They were abused and killed because they persisted in their beliefs.

    Ms. Chen Zixiu was the first Falun Gong practitioner tortured to death in Weifang City. She was 59 years old and lived in Xujiaxiaozhuang, Beiguan, Weicheng District. On the afternoon of February 17, 2000, she was abducted at Weifang Train Station on her way to Beijing to validate Dafa. She was detained at the Chengguan Street Committee in the Weicheng District. At 9:00 a.m. on February 21, 2000, Ms. Chen Zixiu was beaten to death by perpetrators at the Chengguan Street Committee. After her death was exposed, her daughter Zhang Xueling was illegally sent to forced labor.

    Practitioner Ms. Su Baolan was tortured to death and her family abducted and sent to forced labor. Ms. Su was 35 years old and lived at Shirenpo, Shidui Town, Anqiu City. In October 1999, Ms. Su and her parents, two sisters and her five-year-old nephew went to Beijing to validate Dafa. They were abducted and detained. Ms. Su left home to avoid further persecution. She returned home in October 2001 and was abducted by officers from Shidui Town Police Station and from the Anqiu City 610 Office. She was sent to Anqiu City's 610 Office Brainwashing Class. In early November 2001, Ms. Su's body was found in a reservoir in Sanhe Village, Songguantuan Town in Anqiu City.

    In October 2000, Ms. Su Baolan's father and her second younger sister were illegally sentenced to three years of forced labor, and her mother and youngest sister were forced into exile. Su Baolan's father and her second younger sister were released in late 2003. After they returned home, her second sister gave up Dafa practice out of fear. Still, the perpetrators didn't let up in their persecution. On March 15, 2005, police officers from Anqiu City ransacked the homes of Su Baolan's parents and both of her sisters. They also abducted her parents and her youngest sister. Su Baolan's father was incarcerated at the Anqiu City Detention Center for one month and was fined 2,000 yuan before he was released. Su Baolan's youngest sister was held at the same detention center for one month and was fined 10,000 yuan. She was then sent to a forced labor camp. Anqui police officials extorted over 40,000 yuan from Su Baolan's youngest sister .

    Practitioner Mr. Liu Shuchun was abducted and sent to Changle Forced Labor Camp, where he died from one hour of torture. Mr. Liu Shuchun was around 38 years of age and was a farmer in Sandazhang Village, Songzhuang Town, Changyi City, Weifang. On January 3, 2001, Mr. Liu was arrested and sent to Group 2, Division 2 at Changle Forced Labor Camp in Weifang. Han Huiyue, the head of Group 2; Zhu Weile, deputy head of Division 2; and other perpetrators ordered inmates Liu Chunxiang, Zhang Jintao, Niu Zhongxin, Tian Weixiang, and Liu Xuetian to brutally torture him. Mr. Liu persisted in his belief and refused to follow their orders. The inmates whipped him with a triangular belt for one hour, and one inmate hit his head with a hard stool, killing him instantly.

    The heavenly principle that good and evil will be repaid accordingly will never change. There have been many instances of perpetrators and police officers receiving retributions. After his release from the labor camp, Zhang Jintao, the inmate who murdered practitioner Mr. Liu Shuchun, was run over by a car and his body was cut in two. From these cases, people are able to see that the CCP has relied on lies and slander to persecute Falun Gong.

    We pay our highest respects to the 2,711 Falun Gong practitioners who were tortured to death while persisting in the truth!

    We pay our highest respects to the 85 Falun Gong practitioners from Weifang City, who were tortured to death while persisting in the truth!

    July 22, 2005


    Qitaihe, Heilongjiang Province: Four Practitioners Unlawfully Sentenced to Prison (Photos)

    (Clearwisdom.net) Four Falun Gong practitioners from Qitaihe, Heilongjiang Province have recently been arrested and unlawfully sentenced to prison. Details are below.

    1. Ms. Gao Guizhen

    Practitioner Ms. Gao Guizhen was born on August 9, 1953 and has a middle-school diploma. Her home is at the Electronic Motor Factory Residential Area, Beishan Street, Xinxing District, Qitaihe, Heilongjiang Province. She was unlawfully detained for 15 days on December 21, 2000 at the Xinxing Police Sub-station. On the morning of March 6, 2003, over ten plainclothes police officers suddenly entered her home and dragged her to a police van. She was handcuffed with her hands behind her back to a tiger bench in the police substation and interrogated by successive groups of four policemen. On April 2, 2003 Gao Guizhen was unlawfully detained in the Number One Detention Center. Recently, she was sentenced to a 4-year prison term at Harbin Women's Prison. On the afternoon of March 10, 2004, Prison Director Zhou Ying ordered criminal offenders to torture Ms. Gao by handcuffing her hands behind her back and suspending her from a bunk bed with only her toes touching the ground ("High Hanging from Behind"). Ms. Gao fainted from the pain. On March 18, because she refused to wear a criminal offender's name badge, Ms. Gao was tortured with the same method again. On May 14, for not reporting her name, Gao Guizhen was brutally beaten by the criminal offenders and handcuffed to a bed with her hands behind her back. She was left for 23 hours in this position. On the evening of May 15, over 10 criminal offenders, including Su Xiaoguang, Chi Fengjie, and Hu Fengying held Ms. Gao on the floor, force-fed her and tortured her again with "High Hanging from Behind." From March 25 to March 28, 2005, 14 Falun Gong practitioners did not answer roll call. Wang Yuxian scratched Ms. Gao's face.

    2. Mr. Li Yuzhuo

    Mr. Li Yuzhuo was born on October 16, 1973 and has a high-school diploma. His home is at the Electronic Motor Factory Residential Area, Beishan Street, Xinxing District, Qitaihe, Heilongjiang Province. He is an employee of Qitaihe Industry and Business Bureau. For persisting in practicing Falun Gong and clarifying the truth, he was unlawfully detained for 15 days on March 1, 2003 in the Xinxing Police Substation. On April 2, 2003, Mr. Li was unlawfully imprisoned in the Number One Detention Center. Recently he was sentenced to a 4-year prison term and is being held at Mudanjiang Prison.

    3. Mr. Liu Yangxi

    Mr. LiuYangxi was born on July 24, 1971 and has a college diploma. He lived at Beishan Street, Xinxing District, Qitaihe, Heilongjiang Province. He is a teacher at the Number One High School of Qitai Coal Bloc. Because he persisted in practicing Falun Gong and clarifying the truth, he was unlawfully detained on March 20, 2003 in the Xinxing Police Substation. On May 15, 2003, Mr. Liu was arrested and jailed at the Number Two Detention Center. Recently, he was sentenced to 3-year prison term and is being held at Mudanjiang Prison.

    4. Ms. Wei Limei

    Ms. Wei Limei, wife of Liu Yangxi, was abducted at the same time as her husband and unlawfully sentenced to a 6-year prison term. She is imprisoned at Harbin Women's Prison. The couple has a 7-year-old child at home, staying with his grandmother who is ill.


    Practitioner Liu Yuhe from Huadian City, Jilin Province, Tortured on Tiger Bench and Force-fed Mustard Oil

    (Clearwisdom.net) Falun Dafa practitioner, Mr. Liu Yuhe from Huadian City, Jilin Province, was arrested and illegally sent to Jiutai Forced Labor Camp. On July 27, Liu Yuhe's family arrived at Jiutai Forced Labor Camp to visit him. His family made persistent requests to the labor camp director to see him, and were finally permitted a brief visit at 2 p.m. that afternoon, under the condition that no conversation would be allowed between the family and Liu Yuhe, and that the family only could see Liu Yuhe, Liu Yuhe could not see them. Since Liu Yuhe's family wanted to see him urgently, they agreed to these conditions.

    Liu Yuhe's family arrived at the labor camp at 2 p.m. in the afternoon, but they did not get to see Liu Yuhe until 4 p.m., and it was just for a moment. The visit took place on the second floor of the building, where Liu Yuhe was more than 10 meters away from his family and behind double glass. Liu Yuhe's face appeared waxy yellow and he had lost so much weight that he looked very different from before. The family was not even sure whether he was Liu Yuhe or not. Then he was taken away.

    After leaving the labor camp, Liu Yuhe's family decided they still wanted to see Liu Yuhe, so they went to the labor camp again the next day. After numerous difficulties, the labor camp finally allowed the family to talk to Liu Yuhe through a phone. It was only then that Liu Yuhe's family found out about the torture Liu Yuhe had experienced while he was detained in Huadian: after he had been on hunger strike for eight days at the Huadian Detention Center, prison physician Li Gui and Hongshi Township police station policeman Fong Zhengshan sent Liu Yuhe to the local hospital for force-feeding through a feeding tube. With Li Gui stepping on the thumb cuffs which bound Liu Yuhe's two thumbs behind his back and Fong Zhengshan stepping on Liu Yuhe's foot shackles, a rubber tube was and forced into Liu Yuhe's nostril. Soon Liu Yuhe had blood coming out of his nose. He was force-fed this way until the feeding was finished.

    At the National Security Brigade of Huadian Public Security Bureau, policeman Liu Jingji tied Liu Yuhe on the Tiger Bench during interrogation. They made Liu Yuhe wear a metal helmet and then hit the helmet with a metal hammer continuously for four hours - this is called the "brain-shaking machine." This type of torture can leave people with severe physical impairment: quadriplegia, mental disorientation, concussion etc. Policeman Jiang Honghai also participated in inflicting this torture.

    While at the Huadian Detention Center, Liu Yuhe was force-fed with six bottles of mustard oil. This kind of torture can result various stomach diseases, stomach ulcers, etc. These tortures inflicted severe physical damage on Liu Yuhe.

    In addition, Liu Yuhe's motorcycle was confiscated by the Hongshi Township police station, and his cellular phone, camera and money were taken from him without issuing a receipt. Liu Yuhe had been carrying 161 yuan in cash, but policeman Liu Jingji only returned 61.1 yuan to him with no word about the remaining money or the cellular phone.


    Prison Authorities Force Yuan Qingjiang's Body to Be Cremated Out of Fear of Public Exposure

    (Clearwisdom.net) It has been confirmed that Dafa disciple Yuan Qingjiang, who was tortured and killed at the Daqing Prison, had already passed away on July 23 when he was sent to the hospital for emergency treatment. When Yuan Qingjiang was tortured to the brink of death by the prison policemen, the Daqing Prison authorities refused to allow him to be sent for medical treatment. Moreover, they intentionally delayed the process of him receiving emergency treatment. After Yuan Qingjiang was persecuted to death, the prison staff purposely sent his corpse to the hospital for an "emergency rescue treatment," but what really happened was revealed by the doctor. Family members of Yuan Qingjiang were not able to see Yuan's body. Afraid of having their crimes exposed, the Daqing Prison staff forced Yuan Qingjiang's family members to sign their names for the cremation, threatening that if they refused, they would be charged with hindrance of public duties, and even be extorted several tens of thousands of yuan for medical expenses.

    In the past three months, Daqing Prison authorities have persecuted three Dafa practitioners to death: Wang Hongde, Xu Jishan and Yuan Qingjiang. According to reports, Xu Jishan's family members have brought charges against Daqing Prison through the Daqing Procuratorate. To date, the bodies of Dafa disciples Xu Jishan and Yuan Qingjiang have not been cremated yet.

    Mr. Yuan Qingjiang, 41 years old, lived in Room 202, Unit 7, Building No. 108 in the Anbu Section of the Xiangfang District, Harbin City. He began practicing Falun Dafa in June 1997. Since the persecution of Dafa began, Yuan Qingjiang suffered ongoing brutal persecution at the Harbin City Changlinzi Labor Camp. He was arrested again on March 7, 2003 during the time of the "Two Conferences" of the Chinese legislature. Before this, Yuan Qingjiang applied to go abroad but did not succeed, and this time, the charges for his illegal imprisonment was "betraying the country and fleeing overseas."

    During his imprisonment in the Harbin Prison, Yuan Qingjiang was brutally beaten by prison policeman Zhang Jiushan, inmates Guan Dejun and Wang Shijun, and others. He suffered pleural effusion (water collecting in his lungs), became lethargic, and could not move his limbs. During this period, his family members were not allowed to visit him. In July 2004, the Harbin Prison staff beat a Dafa disciple to death in the open, and afraid of having their crimes exposed, transferred Yuan Qingjiang and 30 other Dafa practitioners to the Daqing Hongweixing Prison to further persecute them. As of May 1, 2005, Yuan's family did not know of his whereabouts.

    Daqing Prison staff phoned Yuan Qingjiang's wife, Dong Liping, around May 1, 2005, saying that Yuan Qingjiang had contracted an infectious disease. They tried to extort tens of thousands of yuan worth of medical expenses from her without describing the seriousness of the disease or how long he was infected. Dong Liping has no source of income and told the prison that she had no money. She also demanded an explanation from the prison staff, saying that Dong Qingjiang had always had a healthy body, so why had he contracted an infectious disease at the prison. The prison policeman's lies were exposed, as he could not answer the question and the incident ended there.

    On June 12, 2005, Daqing Prison Team Leader Jiang Shuchen phoned Dong Liping and said, "Your husband is very ill, so you can come and take him for medical treatment." On June 29, Dong Liping went to complete the application procedures, but Sixth Prison District Leader Dong went back on his word and rejected her application, saying that it could not be done. He also said that it takes at least 20 days to process the application, but no one knows what they did to Yuan Qingjiang during those 20 days.

    Throughout this period of time, Dong Liping pursued the issue of trying to get Yuan released from prison for medical treatment, but Jiang only made up excuse after excuse, saying that it requires going through a lot of red tape. This went on until July 21. However, on July 22, the prison staff only spent around an hour before the application was processed and approved, but no one sent it to Dong Liping or notified Yuan's family members.

    On July 24, Dong Liping telephoned to pursue this matter again, but the prison medical staff said that Yuan Qingjiang had already passed away at 8:30 a.m. on July 23. Dong Liping asked why Yuan had not received emergency treatment, but the prison staff replied that Yuan was sent to the Daqing Fourth Hospital for emergency treatment at 10:30 a.m. on July 22, but he was denied admittance to the hospital by the doctor because he had an infectious disease. At 12:30 p.m. he was sent back to the prison cell. By then, Yuan was already in a coma and could not even control his bladder. On July 23, he was sent to the Daqing Infectious Disease Second Hospital

    The chief doctor of the Second Hospital Jiang Jinwen told Yuan Qingjiang's sister that Yuan Qingjiang was dead well before his arrival and that he did not treat Yuan at all. The hospitalization forms and treatment procedures were filled out later on July 25. However, when Yuan Qingjiang's sister visited doctor Jiang to look at Yuan's medical history file later, Jiang replied, "The earthquake in Daqing shook me up terribly, and I can't remember anything anymore." What kind of pressure silenced Jiang Jinwen?

    Yuan Qingjiang's wife and sister went to look for the Prison Chief Jiang Shuchen to retrieve Yuan Qingjiang's belongings, but Jiang said all of them had been burned. Yuan Qingjiang's family members have still not seen Yuan's body. The Daqing Prison staff is forcing Yuan's family members to sign their names for Yuan's cremation, but Yuan's wife will not agree to it. The Daqing Prison staff is threatening to charge Dong Liping with hindering public duties by not agreeing to cremation. At the same time, they are also trying to extort tens of thousands of yuan for medical expenses from Yuan's family members.

    The Daqing Prison staff has brutally persecuted four Dafa disciples to death.: Yu Yongquan (persecuted to death on March 8, 2003), Wang Hongde (May 14, 2005), Xu Jishan (June 7, 2005), and Yuan Qingjiang (July 22 or 23, 2005). We are appealing to people around the world to regard this issue with importance, stop this bloody persecution, bring the criminals to justice, and help secure the release of all illegally imprisoned Dafa disciples.

    Daqing Prison Mailbox Address: Daqing Prison, Hongweixing Street, Ranghulu District, Daqing City

    Postal Code: 163159

    Former Prison Chief and current Daqing City Political and Judicial Committee Deputy Secretary Tang Yongfu: 86-459-5056688 86-459-5105087 86-13303690588(Cell)

    Present Prison Chief: Wang Yongxiang: 86-459-5964388 86-13904867068(Cell)

    Political Committee Chen Qingfa: 86-459-5058588 86-459-4686358 86-13329491288(Cell)

    Deputy Prison Chief Wang Jiaren: 86-459-5050616 86-459-4687616 86-13303691339(Cell)

    Deputy Prison Chief Zhang Yajun: 86-459-5059122 86-459-6388889 86-13359825633(Cell)

    Deputy Prison Chief Jiang Shuchen: 86-459-5059808 86-459-6783122 86-13936711131(Cell) lives in Xiangge Huayuan Section, Daqing Developmental District. Deputy Prison Chief Wang Yingjie: 86-459-5059919 86-459-6363870 86-13329393777(Cell)

    Chief of Reform and Transformation Department Guo Chuntang: 86-459-5059750 86-459-6388886 86-13039882277(Cell)


    Six Dafa Practitioners from Shandong, Liaoning, Jilin and Henan Provinces Persecuted to Death

    (Clearwisdom.net) Ms Liu Fengchun, 69 years old, was a villager from Jinquangou Village, Puwang Town, Yinan County, Shandong Province. All of her family members practice Falun Dafa. Her family's property was illegally confiscated, food supply taken away, the cows and pigs herded away, and her family members were threatened by officers from Dawangzhuang Town many times. When she was detained, Ms Liu was not allowed to sleep for periods of 24 hours, and her legs and hands were tied up for more than half a month. Ms Liu died on February 22, 2005.

    Ms Ji Yonglan, 69 years old, was a villager from Jianli Village, Shifu Town, Dashiqiao City, Liaoning Province. She started to practice Falun Dafa in 1997 and benefited greatly from it. Although she was not well educated, she could read Zhuan Falun. After July 20, 1999, she still firmly continued to practice Dafa. The local police often came to her home to harass her. Her daughter was caught and detained, and was fined 1,500 yuan. Because she was persecuted for a long time in both body and mind, she had a recurrence of an old disease. She died in January 2005.

    Mr. Bi Xuming, 79 years old, was a retired worker in the road maintenance section of Nong'an County, Jilin Province. He started to practice Falun Dafa in 1997. After July 20, 1999, he went to the provincial government to appeal for help and clarified the facts about the persecution. In February 2000, he went to Beijing to appeal for justice for Falun Gong. He was taken back to the local lockup and suffered from persecution. He was also fined 2,000 yuan. After he was released, his company stopped paying his wages. Because he suffered severe persecution of both body and mind, he died on November 3, 2000.

    Mr. Wang Liansheng, 37 years old, was a teacher in the elementary school attached to Nong'an County Normal College, Jilin Province and firmly cultivated Dafa. In 2001, he went to Beijing to appeal on behalf of Falun Gong. After he was illegally detained for more than 20 hours, he walked out of the police station openly and with dignity. When the education system downsized at the end of 2001, he was not on the list to lose his job. However, because he practiced Falun Gong, his school's leaders forced him to write the "five statements" to denounce Falun Gong. Otherwise, he would lose his job. The leaders went to his home many times to threaten and harass him. Because the mental pressure was too great for him and his wife compelled him to get a divorce, he suffered a mental collapse. He died on March 18, 2002.

    Ms Qin Yunzhi, 72 years old, was a Dafa practitioner in Nong'an County, Jilin Province. Before she obtained Dafa in 1997, she had many diseases, including liver inflammation. Two months after she obtained Dafa, she was able to take care of herself. After her son Wang Liansheng was persecuted to death in 2002, she was devastated. On May 1, 2004, she died.

    Ms Kong Fanrong, 52 years old, was a Dafa practitioner in Henan Province. In October 1999, she went to Beijing to appeal against the persecution of Falun Dafa. She was arrested and taken to the Xiangcheng Detention Center and persecuted there. Later on, she was transferred to the Fugou Detention Center and continuously persecuted. After three months, she was fined 4,000 yuan. After she went home, she was harassed many times, which caused her to suffer a relapse. She died on February 27, 2002.

    July 26, 2005


    A Brief Description of the Persecution of Some Practitioners in Qingyang City, Gansu Province

    (Clearwisdom.net)

    Mr. Xu Feng, a resident of Qingcheng County, Qingyang City, was sentenced to 14 years in prison because of his practice of Falun Gong.

    Mr. Guan Qiang, an oil field worker in Qingyang City, was sentenced to 12 years in prison because of his Falun Gong practice.

    Mr. Ma Yuling, a resident in Huan County, Qingyang City, was sentenced to seven years in prison because of his belief in Falun Gong.

    Duan Xiaoyan, a resident in Zhenyuan County, has been illegally detained since March 2000.

    Ms. Zhang Wenjuan, a resident of Zhenyuan County, was sent to a forced labor camp for a year the first time she went out to tell people the truth about Falun Gong. The second time she spoke out she was sentenced to prison for 14 years. Now she is disabled as a result of the persecution.

    Mr. Tian Runhai was arrested by the Heshui County Police Department when he was distributing flyers in March 2005. He has been imprisoned ever since.

    Mr. Chui Tianxiang was arrested in March 2005 by the Heshui County Police Department while he was distributing flyers. He has been illegally imprisoned ever since and has been severely tortured.

    Qiang Weixiu was sent to labor camps three times.

    Mr. Xi Haoxue was monitored after being released from the labor camp the first time he was sent there. The second time he was sent there he was brutally tortured. Those responsible stuck steel needles into his lower body. The pain was so intense that he bit off his own tongue. Then they sentenced him to seven years in prison.

    Tian Suohai and Duan Weijun were illegally sentenced to prison terms.

    Mr. Chen Jianzhan was tortured to near death during his detention. After releasing him, the authorities deprived him of his job and he was forced to stay away from home to avoid re-arrest.

    Ms. Jiao Lili was held three times and sent to a forced labor camp once. Then she was sentenced to seven years in prison, all because she practices Falun Dafa.

    Mr. Gao Lijin was detained seven times for no legal reason, and sent to a forced labor camp once. Then he was sentenced to eight years in prison.

    Mr. Liu Zhirong was detained five times and sent to a forced labor camp once. Then he was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

    Practitioner Kou Ping has been held in jail without evidence since May 2004.

    Practitioner Wang Caiqin was sentenced to four years in prison.

    Practitioner Sun Lifang was sentenced to four years in prison.

    Li Ruihuang was put in a labor camp for one and a half years, followed by a sentence of four years in prison, for practicing Falun Gong.

    Zhang Jiyun was sentenced to two years in prison without cause.

    Ms. Shi Xiqin was illegally detained three times, and sent to a forced labor camp for a year. Now she has been sent to a forced labor camp for three years.

    Lu Xiangdong was sentenced to five years in prison with no legal cause.

    Cao Dong was illegally sentenced to four years in prison.

    Xu Huixian was sentenced to three years in prison for no legal reason.


    The People Awaken to the Truth


    As a Result of Truth-clarification, Thousands in Shanxi Province Withdraw from All Levels of the CCP and Communist Youth League

    (Clearwisdom.net)

    Thousands from Shanxi Province Withdraw from All Levels of the CCP and Communist Youth League

    Falun Dafa disciples from Shanxi Province went from house to house to clarify the truth, and now nearly ten thousand people in villages all across the province know the truth about Falun Dafa. In addition, among those who learned the truth, thousands who had joined the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) or the Communist Youth League have quit those organizations at all levels.

    "I've quit the CCP."

    A few days ago, my sister met an old friend. She suggested that he renounce his membership in the CCP and mentioned wanting to send him a copy of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party. Her old friend saw that nobody was around, so he proudly announced to my sister that he had purchased a very good radio which is capable of receiving stations from outside China, so he could now get the real news about any matter. He told her not to worry about him because he had already quit the CCP.

    Children refuse to join the Communist Youth League

    Just prior to the summer holidays this year, the school that my sister's son attends required the entire class to join the Communist Youth League. At first, the boy filled out the membership form for the sake of obedience and turned it in, but then he felt uneasy about it. So he went home that night and talked it over with his mother, who simply told him to weigh the matter according to the Fa. The following day, the child requested to retract the form. At first, the classmate in charge wouldn't return it to him. Later, however, he sent forth righteous thoughts and asked for Master's help, and he finally got the form returned. When other students asked him why he had not joined the Communist Youth League, he explained that his aunt had been tortured to the brink of death for practicing Falun Dafa, so he had a conflict of basic values with the CCP that prevented him from joining the Communist Youth League. Although he was the only one in his class who did not join the Communist Youth League, no one ever asked him about it again.

    The child of another practitioner met a similar situation before graduation from her junior middle school. Her entire class was required to join the Communist Youth League. The young girl had been used to clarifying the truth, so when presented with the question she immediately replied, "Because I am Falun Dafa practitioner, I will never join the Communist Youth League." So in her entire class, she alone refused to join.

    July 28, 2005


    After Listening to Her Daughter-in-law Read Zhuan Falun, a Woman Recovers from Cancer

    (Clearwisdom.net) Last June, my mother-in-law was hospitalized with a cancerous tumor and was operated on. It cost us five thousand yuan; still, the doctors could not cure it completely. By the end of last year, my mother-in-law was sick again. At the beginning of the Chinese New Year, she had to have chemotherapy in the province hospital and it was found that the cancer had spread. After fifty days of chemotherapy, we spent over ten thousand yuan, and my mother-in-law's hair was almost gone. More serious, however, was that the chemotherapy was extremely painful, she always felt sick, threw up, couldn't eat meals, and also suffered other symptoms like leg spasms, abdominal swelling, etc. Finally, my mother-in-law couldn't bear the pain of chemotherapy and she cried to go back home. She left the hospital.When she returned home, my mother-in-law had become emaciated. However, she couldn't eat and was constipated. She could only drink a cup of soy milk every day. She was utterly depressed and each day felt like a year.

    Since my mother-in-law developed cancer, I became very worried. I knew that only Dafa could save her. On the second day of her return home, I read truth-clarifying materials to her, which the other practitioners had carefully chosen, about how saying "Falun Dafa is Good" can help cure people's illness. They also contained special examples about people who were cured of cancer after learning Falun Dafa. My mother-in-law was very glad when she heard this. She was eager to listen to Master's Fa lectures. On the next day, I went to her house to read Zhuan Falun to her. I worried about whether or not she could grasp the teachings, and with much interference, I only read twenty pages the first time. I was surprised when I went to see her after that day. She excitedly told me, "After you read the book to me last night, I slept very well, and I feel very good today." I could see joy on her face. From then on, I went to read the Fa to her every day. My mother-in-law listened very carefully. She stared at the book, and always nodded her head. She told her other family members, "The book teaches people to be a good person. Jiang is so bad. Why doesn't he allow people to learn this?!"After a few weeks, my mother-in-law could sit up to listen to the Fa (she could only lie in bed before.) Later, she could get out of bed and eat. So, I gave her Master's taped recordings and let her listen to them herself. After one month, my mother-in-law can now cook, wash clothes, and even take care of my father-in-law.

    Her hair has grown back and her thin face has become rosy. A 73-year-old woman with incurable cancer has miraculously recovered. Before, she had to be taken care of, but now she can take care of other people. What a big difference!


    Media Reports


    The Epoch Times: CCP Revives "Article 23" to Stop the Spread of the Nine Commentaries
    The power of the “Tuidang” campaign has finally forced the CCP to comment

    Aug 12, 2005

    Article 23 of Hong Kong Basic Law, viewed as a very dangerous law by Hong Kong residents, was rejected by 500,000 Hong Kong resident's marching through the heart of Hong Kong on July 1, 2003 and its legislation process has been shelved.

    But recently, the CCP's official newspaper in Hong Kong brought out Article 23 once again to threaten Falun Gong and The Epoch Times in Hong Kong and prevent information about the "Tuidang" (Quit the CCP) campaign from spreading into the mainland through Hong Kong.

    (Article 23 was a CCP proposal that would have given the CCP the power to deny basic rights to any group it chose, effectively eliminating free expression in Hong Kong.)

    Wenweipo, the CCP's mouthpiece in Hong Kong, published an article on August 9 attacking Hong Kong Falun Gong practitioners. For the first time, the article mentioned the "Tuidang" campaign's effect in Mainland China and the impact of news reports of the Jiuping (Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party) and "Tuidang" campaign by The Epoch Times in Hong Kong. The article claimed that The Epoch Times and Falun Gong practitioners could impact "millions of mainland people that come to Hong Kong for tourism purpose or family visit, and hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong residents that frequently travel between the mainland and Hong Kong, and through the above people, could impact mainland China..."

    The article claimed that information and activities of Jiuping and "Tuidang" should be classified as "Anti-China and Disturbing Hong Kong," and brought out the topic of Article 23 once again. The article said, "It is the most important legal foundation for us to restrict activities that are "Anti-China and disturbing Hong Kong" in Hong Kong." Hong Kong people believe that the CCP once again will try to intimidate the Hong Kong government on the issue of Article 23. Hong Kong Open magazine Executive Editor Cai Yongmei described the article as "a typical CCP party culture article" used for "implicating and accusing." She believes that the article also raised another issue, that the CCP could launch another campaign against overseas Falun Gong practitioners, and people should be highly alert about this. She also believes that the new campaign is a reaction to the Nine Commentaries and the "Tuidang" campaign triggered by the Nine Commentaries.

    This changed on July 7, 2005, when CCP Central Committee Organization Department Deputy Minister Li Jingtian commented at a Chinese Department of State Press Office press conference that "the news of over thousands of Party Members quitting the Party was forged by someone with ulterior motives to cheat overseas Chinese that have lived overseas for a long time." On that same day, the number of people leaving the party via The Epoch Times Tuidang website passed 2.8 million.

    This new attempt to intimidate the Hong Kong government using Article 23 clearly shows the CCP's worry about the spread of The Nine Commentaries and "Tuidang" into the mainland through Hong Kong.

    http://english.epochtimes.com/news/5-8-12/31174.html


    News from China


    Photos Bearing Witness to History: Falun Gong Practitioners' Group Practice in 1999 in the Yucheng Area, Shanxi Province

    (Clearwisdom.net) In March 1999, Falun Gong practitioners from the Yucheng Area, Shanxi Province held a group practice at the stadium of professional college.

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    Latest News from China - July 21, 2005

    (Clearwisdom.net)

    1. [Liaoning Province] Ms. Gu Chenying and Several Other Practitioners Tortured
    2. [Liaoning Province] Mr. Liu Futao Held in Yuemingshan Forced Labor Camp in Anshan City
    3. [Anshan City, Liaoning Province] All Three Members of Wang Chunbo's Family Arrested at Home; Their Landlord Implicated
    4. [Guizhou Province] Ms. Zhang Zhengju from Puding County Arrested
    5. [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Ms. Jiang Ni'er Arrested by Local Police
    6. [Hengyang City, Hunan Province] Mr. Wang Jiding and Ms. Xiao Meilong Arrested
    7. [Fuxin City, Liaoning Province] Mr. Wang Heping from Xinmin Town Expelled from Work
    8. [Henan Province] Ms. Lou Yahong, an Employee of Xuchang City Heating and Electric Factory, Detained and Tortured
    9. [Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] Ms. Dai Xuefen from Qingbaijiang District Unconditionally Released
    10. [Shandong Province] Wendeng 610 Office Arrests Ms. Sun Zonghua and Her Husband
    11. [Yantai City, Shandong Province] Mr. Liu Guo'ai Remains Missing
    12. [Shanghai] Ms. Li Shuqin Arrested by Luwan District Police at Her Home
    13. [Jiangxi Province] Ms. Wu Fengzhen, an Employee of Nanchang City No. 1 Hospital, Arrested by Police
    14. [Beijing] Mr. Ma Zongxiang Held in Haidian Detention Center
    15. [Daxing'anling, Heilongjiang Province] Several Falun Gong Practitioners from Tahe County Arrested
    16. [Panjin City, Liaoning Province] Zheng Xiaoping Arrested Without Cause
    17. [Tanghe County, Henan Province] Mr. Yang Deqi Faces Forced Labor Term
    18. [Qingyuan City, Guangdong Province] Ms. Wen Xingnu Held in Detention Center

    1. [Liaoning Province] Ms. Gu Chenying and Several Other Practitioners Tortured

    On the morning of July 14, 2005, officers from Liaoyang County and Liaoyang City (led by Xu Yali, a collaborator who was formerly a practitioner), arrived at Yaolaowo in Shoushan Township. They arrested Ms. Gu Chunying, Ms. Li Jinglan, Ms. Liu Yu, Ms. Chen Suwen, Ms. Shi Guiying and Ms. Liu Jianfu.

    At 6:00 a.m. on July 15, 2005, these officers (again led by Xu Yali), arrested Ms. Wang Yaling from Baolaowo and Mr. Guan Tiehan from Wangluo. The practitioners have been sent to the Shizuizi Brainwashing Center in Liaoyang City.

    2. [Liaoning Province] Mr. Liu Futao Held in Yuemingshan Forced Labor Camp in Anshan City

    Mr. Liu Futao, from Anshan City, Liaoning Province, was arrested at the factory where he works. He has been held in the Yuemingshan Forced Labor Camp in Anshan City. His family has been denied visitation.

    Telephone number of Liu Zhiguang, officer at the Yongle Police Station in Tiexi, where Mr. Liu's case was handled: 86-412-8812360

    3. [Anshan City, Liaoning Province] All Three Members of Wang Chunbo's Family Arrested at Home; Their Landlord Implicated

    All three members of Wang Chunbo's family were arrested in October 2004 in Anshan City, Liaoning Province. Despite Wang's landlord not knowing that they were practitioners, officers of the Gonghe Police Station in Tiexi ordered him to pay a fine of 5,000 yuan on charges that he provided a place for production of Falun Gong materials.

    Telephone number of the Gonghe Police Station: 86-412-8844664

    4. [Guizhou Province] Ms. Zhang Zhengju from Puding County Arrested

    Around 6:15 p.m. on July 17, 2005, Ms. Zhang Zhengju was at Puding Terminal in Puding County, Guizhou Province. Seven or eight police officers forcibly dragged her to the prison affiliated with the Puding County Police Department. Ms. Zhang went on a hunger strike for eight days. On the morning of July 14, the police secretly sent her to the Guizhou Women's Forced Labor Camp. The labor camp authorities refused to admit her, so she was sent to the Puding County Psychiatric Hospital the same night. Her family did not receive notification until the morning of July 15.

    5. [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Ms. Jiang Ni'er Arrested by Local Police

    On July 18, 2005, Ms. Jiang Ni'er, who lives on Qi Street in Luquan City in Shijiazhuang, was arrested by local police while distributing truth-clarifying materials in the streets.

    6. [Hengyang City, Hunan Province] Mr. Wang Jiding and Ms. Xiao Meilong Arrested

    On July 15, 2005, Mr. Wang Jiding and Ms. Xiao Longmei from Hengyang City were arrested.

    7. [Fuxin City, Liaoning Province] Mr. Wang Heping from Xinmin Town Expelled from Work

    In early May 2005, Mr. Wang Heping from Xinmin Town in Fuxin County, Liaoning Province spread word about the "Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party" to his colleagues and leaders at Paishanlou Gold Mine in Fuxin. Informants turned him in to the police, and he was subsequently expelled from the gold mine.

    Relevant telephone numbers:

    Country code: 86, area code: 418
    Paishanlou Gold Mine in Liaoning Province: 8165629
    Gold Smelting Office of Paishanlou Gold Mine: 8166304 ext. 8010, 8166300
    Wang Xingwei, Director of the Gold Smelting Office: 86-13941896960 (cell)
    Mine Selection Factory of the Paishanlou Gold Mine: 8165629 ext. 8064, 8166300 ext. 8064, 8166311

    8. [Henan Province] Ms. Lou Yahong, an Employee of Xuchang City Heating and Electric Factory, Detained and Tortured

    Ms. Lou Yahong, 39, is an employee of Xuchang City Heating and Electric Factory. On June 29, 2005, officers led by Miao Zhongkai, director of the Xuchang City 610 Office, arrested her while she was walking in the street. Ms. Lou is being held in a detention center.

    9. [Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] Ms. Dai Xuefen from Qingbaijiang District Unconditionally Released

    Ms. Dai Xuefen is from Qingbaijiang, Chengdu City, Sichuan Province. On June 28, 2005, members of the Sichuan Chemical Engineering Group Company in Chengdu City arrested her at the gate of the family quarters of Chengdu Chemical Machinery Factory, where she lives. She was sent to a brainwashing center in Xinjin. Ms. Dai developed symptoms of heart disease and was in critical condition five times. She was sent out of town to be rescued three times. When she was in critical condition, she often passed out and her entire body turned cold. The police were afraid of being held responsible and had to release her.

    10. [Shandong Province] Wendeng 610 Office Arrests Ms. Sun Zonghua and Her Husband

    On June 14, 2005, Mr. Wang Jian, director of the Wendeng 610 Office, and Officer Xiang Hongping arrested Ms. Sun Zonghua and her husband in Nanqiao Village, Zetou Town. The officers also searched the couple's home. Ms. Sun and her husband are being held in the Wendeng Detention Center.

    Telephone number of Wang Jian: 86-13706491119 (cell)

    11. [Yantai City, Shandong Province] Mr. Liu Guo'ai Remains Missing

    On July 2, 2005, Mr. Liu Guo'ai, in his thirties, went missing while on his way to deliver truth-clarifying materials. His whereabouts remain unknown.

    12. [Shanghai] Ms. Li Shuqin Arrested by Luwan District Police at Her Home

    Ms. Li Shuqin is a retired teacher from the Shanghai No. 2 Medical University. On the evening of July 11, 2005, Luwan District police arrested her at her home on Sinan Road. Further details are not yet available.

    13. [Jiangxi Province] Ms. Wu Fengzhen, an Employee of Nanchang City No. 1 Hospital, Arrested by Police

    Ms. Wu Fengzhen, in her thirties, is an employee at the Nanchang City No. 1 Hospital. She is divorced and lives with her three-year-old daughter. Police followed and arrested her while she was distributing truth-clarifying materials in July 2005. Her home was searched, but she managed to escape. Officers from the Tengwangge Police Station in Donghu District, Nanchang City arrested her again while she was at work. She is again in police custody, and her three-year-old daughter has been taken to her elder sister's home.

    He Hongjiang, director of the Tengwangge Police Station: 86-791-6702745 (office), 86-791-6782916 (home), 86-13907006330 (cell)
    Zhang Yiqing, political head of the Tengwangge Police Station: 86-791-6703162 (office), 86-791-6257908 (home), 86-13007217777 (cell)

    14. [Beijing] Mr. Ma Zongxiang Held in Haidian Detention Center

    Mr. Ma Zongxiao, 65, from Beijing, is handicapped. On June 17, 2005, he went to military family quarters to distribute truth-clarifying materials and was arrested by security guards. He was sent to the Wanshou Road Police Station. Police searched his home the same day and sent him to the Haidian Detention Center.

    15. [Daxing'anling, Heilongjiang Province] Several Falun Gong Practitioners from Tahe County Arrested

    On the morning of July 14, 2005, members of the 610 Office and police and state security personnel in Tahe County arrested Practitioner Qu's at home. At around midnight, the officers broke into Ms. Li Hua's home and arrested her.

    On the morning of July 15, a group of police officers arrived in three vehicles. They broke into Ms. Sun Tong'e and Ms. Sun Tongmei's home to conduct an illegal search from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The two practitioners were then forcibly taken away.

    Relevant telephone numbers:

    Country code: 86, area code: 457
    Office of the chief of the Tahe County Police Department: 3666743
    Office of the deputy chief: 3662932, 3662300
    Talin Police Station in Tahe County: 3663945
    Tanan Police Station in Tahe County: 3635027

    16. [Panjin City, Liaoning Province] Zheng Xiaoping Arrested without Cause

    On July 16, 2005, Zheng Xiaoping, from Xinkai Town in Dawa County, Panjin City, was arrested at home by officers from the county's Xinkai Police Station for no reason.

    17. [Tanghe County, Henan Province] Mr. Yang Deqi Faces Forced Labor Term

    At around 5 o'clock on June 30, 2005, Mr. Yang Deqi was taken away from his home by police without cause. After being illegally held in the Tanghe Detention Center for over a month, Mr. Yang was transferred to the Nanyang Detention Center and now faces a forced labor term. He has filed an appeal.

    Chen Xiaozhe, Party secretary of Yuantan Town: 86-13503773699 (cell)
    Deng Chuanbao, commissioner of Yuantan Town Government: 86-13663056666 (cell)
    Yang Yunpo, Party secretary of the Yuantan Town Political and Judiciary Committee: 86-13598252606 (cell)

    18. [Qingyuan City, Guangdong Province] Ms. Wen Xingnu Held in Detention Center

    Ms. Wen Xingnu, in her fifties, is from Qingyuan City, Guangdong Province. She was arrested on July 7, 2005 for clarifying the truth. She is being held in the Qingxin County Detention Center. The authorities have rejected her family's numerous requests that Ms. Wen be released home to harvest crops.

    Telephone number of the Qingyuan City 610 Office in Guangdong Province: 86-763-3344610
    Li Wenhai, member of the 610 Office: 86-763-3926608 (home), 86-13500294576 (cell)

    July 20, 2005


    Latest News from China - July 29, 2005

    (Clearwisdom.net)

    1. [Zunyi City, Guizhou Province] Four Practitioners Are Sentenced To Prison Terms
    2. [Duyun City, Guizhou Province] Practitioner Ms. Ran Suhua Arrested Again
    3. [Guiyang City, Guizhou Province] Practitioner Mr. Hu Farong Is Detained In A Brainwashing Center
    4. [Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] Practitioner Li Xiaobo Is Sentenced To 8 Years In Prison
    5. [Dehui City, Jilin Province] Practitioner Ms. Liu Fang Is Sent To A Forced Labor Camp
    6. [Muleng City, Heilongjiang Province] Three Practitioners Are Arrested By Police
    7. [Shandong Province] Falun Dafa Practitioners in Shengli Oil Drilling Persecuted
    8. [Shanghai City] Practitioner Wu Bingqing Is Arrested
    9. [Beijing City] Practitioner Ms. Zhao Laiqin Detained For Almost Seven Months
    10. [Maoming City, Guangdong Province] Practitioner Ms. Huang Xianfeng Is Taken Away From Home By Police
    11. [Fushun City, Liaoning Province] Practitioner Liu Shaowu Is Sent To a Brainwashing Center
    12. [Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Practitioner Ms. Qi Yaru Is Sentenced To Three Years in Prison
    13. [Sunwu County, Heilongjiang Province] Practitioner Yang Fuyi Is Arrested While Clarifying the Truth
    14. [Ezhou City, Hubei Province] Four Practitioners Arrested
    15. [Shanghang County, Fujian Province] Three Practitioners Are Arrested
    16. [Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Practitioner Ms. Li Qingke Is Arrested
    17. [Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Practitioner Ms. Zhang Weiguang Is Arrested
    18. [Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Practitioner Ms. Shi Liwen Is Arrested

    1. [Zunyi City, Guizhou Province] Four Practitioners Are Sentenced To Prison Terms

    On June 14, 2005, four Falun Dafa practitioners from Zunyi City were sentenced to prison. Practitioner Wu Mingju was sentenced to eight years in prison, Ouyang Yiping and Chen Shujing were both sentenced to seven years, and Yuan Yifa was sentenced to five years in prison.

    2. [Duyun City, Guizhou Province] Practitioner Ms. Ran Suhua Arrested Again

    In 2004, after practitioner Ms. Ran Suhua from Duyun City escaped from a brainwashing center, she started to wander around the country to avoid harassment. Recently, it was learned that in April 2005, while she was living in an apartment in the Wangjiang District of Guiyang City, Guizhou Province, police staff from Guiyang City Public Security Department broke into her room and arrested her again. There is no current information available about the whereabouts of Ms. Ran.

    3. [Guiyang City, Guizhou Province] Practitioner Mr. Hu Farong Is Detained In A Brainwashing Center

    Practitioner Mr. Hu Farong used to work at the Yongxing Machinery Equipment Factory of the Guihang Group Ltd. He refused to write the so-called three statements and continue to practice Falun Dafa. As a result, he was forced to move from place to place to avoid persecution. The factory also stopped Mr. Hu's salary all together. His more than 30 years of working in that factory was treated as nothing at all. In June 2005, Mr. Hu was arrested while passing out truth clarification materials in the Huang Mountains area. Mr. Hu was later transferred back to his work unit. Police offices also came to ransack his home. Currently, Mr. Hu is being detained in the Lannigou Brainwashing Center in Guiyang City.

    4. [Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] Practitioner Li Xiaobo Is Sentenced To 8 Years In Prison

    On April 14, 2005, practitioner Li Xiaobo was brought to appear at the Jinjiang District Court after being held in the Pi County Jail for 13 months. No notice was given to Li Xiaobo's family members and no family members were allowed to attend the court. Only Li Xiaobo and the judge were present.

    Some time in June, it was learned that Li Xiaobo, together with another practitioner (probably practitioner Ceng Tao), was sentenced to eight years in prison.

    5. [Dehui City, Jilin Province] Practitioner Ms. Liu Fang Is Sent To A Forced Labor Camp

    On July 14, 2005, practitioner Ms. Liu Fang from Dehui City was sentenced to one and half years in prison and sent to the Hezuizi Forced Labor Camp in Changzhun City. The police didn't inform Ms. Liu's family about her prison term until two days after she had already been sent away.

    6. [Muleng City, Heilongjiang Province] Three Practitioners Are Arrested By Police

    Recently, many posters about quitting the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) appeared in Muleng Town in Muleng. Local police officers suspected that these posters were created by Dafa practitioners Ms. Zhao Liping and her daughter. Around noon on July 15, 2005, police from the Bei Street Public Security Station suddenly broke into her house and started to search. They found some Dafa-related materials and then arrested Ms. Zhao and her daughter at the scene. Ms. Zhao and her daughter were first detained in a local detention center. Later, they were transferred to the Muleng City Jail.

    Around 1:30 p.m. on July 21, 2005, police officers from the Hexi Village Public Security Station of Muleng City suddenly rushed into Dafa practitioner Ms. Gao Yuqin's house in Erzhan Village. They asked her whether or not she still practiced Falun Gong. When Ms. Gao said, "Yes," she was immediately taken away from her home and brought to the Hexi Village Public Security Station. When the police officers reported this case to their superiors, they purportedly lied by alleging that Ms. Gao Yuqin's family members and their neighbors tore off the police officers' clothes and obstructed the police officers' duties. As a result of such false allegations, Ms. Gao was detained in the Muleng City Jail. Despite their vile scheming, the allegations made up by the police officers didn't hold up at all, because local village people were contacted to make eyewitness accounts for the case.

    7. [Shandong Province] Practitioners in Shengli Oil Drilling Persecuted

    Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Yang Jianjun is 43 years old. He is a senior engineer at the Shengli Oil Drilling Computer Center. Currently, Mr. Yang is being held in the Shengli Oil Drilling Detention Center. Mr. Yang was once beaten up so seriously that he lost his conscientiousness and had to have emergency treatment at the hospital. Those same officials are planning to sentence Mr. Yang on July 28, 2005.

    Sixty-four-year-old practitioner Ms. Liu Yulan was forced to leave her home. She came to Shengli Oil Drilling a while ago and was arrested by police. She has been detained in the Shengli Oil Drilling Detention Center ever since her arrest. Currently, Ms. Liu is going on a hunger strike to protest the illegal detention.

    Practitioner Ms. Xu Xiangfen was detained for more than 20 days in a brainwashing center because she posted truth clarification materials. Ms. Xu went on a hunger strike to protest the illegal detention and became extremely weak. She was brought to the hospital for treatment. Currently, Ms. Xu's family is taking care of her in the hospital. Ms. Xu's personal computer and some other materials had been confiscated.

    8. [Shanghai City] Practitioner Ms. Wu Bingqing Is Arrested

    Recently, it has been learned that one practitioner is being held in the Hongkou District Detention Center in Shanghai City. The practitioner is most probably Ms. Wu Bingqing, who was arrested on June 20, 2005.

    Ms. Wu's family lives in the Wujiaochang Community in the Yangpu District. In 2001, Ms. Wu was sentenced to two years in prison just because she tried to make copies of truth clarification documents. She was mentally tortured in the prison by being forced to attend brainwashing sessions. After she was released, police officers from the Wujiaochang Public Security Station, government officials from the 610 Office, as well as people from her local community council kept harassing her. Nonetheless, Ms. Wu always maintained a righteous mind and tried to clarify the truth openly and aboveboard.

    Around June 20, 2005, Ms. Wu was arrested and people lost contact with her. There is still no news of her whereabouts.

    9. [Beijing City] Practitioner Ms. Zhao Laiqin Detained For Almost Seven Months

    Practitioner Zhao Laiqin is from Dachang Autonomous County for Hui minority people. She came to Beijing at the end of January 2005 to clarify the truth and was arrested by police. Ms. Zhao's family has learned that Ms. Zhao is being held and tortured inside the No.7 Branch of Public Security Department in Beijing City. The family had once gone to visit Ms. Zhao but was refused to see her. No further information about Ms. Zhao's current situation is available.

    10. [Maoming City, Guangdong Province] Practitioner Ms. Huang Xianfeng Is Taken Away From Home By Police

    Around 5 p.m. on July 25, 2005, dozens of police officers from the Maonan District Public Security Department in Maoming City rushed into practitioner Huang Xianfeng's house and told Ms. Huang's family that they had come to take Ms. Huang into custody. The family asked for the reason and was told that Ms. Huang was passing truth clarification materials around. Without any due legal procedure, Ms. Huang was thus taken away from her own home.

    11. [Fushun City, Liaoning Province] Practitioner Liu Shaowu Is Sent To a Brainwashing Center

    In the morning of July 19, 2005, practitioner Liu Shaowu from Zhuangjia Village, Tangtu Town, Fushun City, was arrested by police officers from the local Tangtu Town Public Security Station and some other government officials including Han Huilin, the general secretary of the Tangtu Town Politics and Law Committee. Liu Shaowu was sent to the Luotaishanzhuang Brainwashing Center in Fushun City.

    Person mainly responsible:

    Han Huilin: 86-413-4268219 (Home), 86-413-4268001 (Office)

    12. [Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Practitioner Ms. Qi Yaru Is Sentenced To Three Years in Prison

    Practitioner Ms. Qi Yaru, around 40, was waiting for a bus to send her child to school. They were near the front entrance to the Liushun Public Security Station in the Xiangfang District of Harbin City. The police officers from the station came out and arrested her without any reason. Ms. Qi was sentenced to three years in prison. Ms. Qi has already been tortured so severely in the prison that she can hardly move her lower body, and two of her front teeth have been knocked out

    Ms. Qi is responsible for the care of her 86-year-old father-in-law. She also has a 15-year-old boy and a three-year-old girl. Her husband has lost his job and it has become impossible for Ms. Qi's family to maintain a normal life. Recently, Ms. Qi's husband and their children have gone to the Xiangfang District to ask for the release of his wife and their mother.

    13. [Sunwu County, Heilongjiang Province] Practitioner Yang Fuyi Is Arrested While Clarifying The Truth

    Around 4:30 p.m. on July 22, 2005, practitioner Yang Fuyi from Sunwu County went to clarify the truth to the husband of a former practitioner who had recently been brainwashed and had changed her mind about Falun Gong. On the way back, police officers Wang Shuangtong and Liu Wei from the local 610 Office arrested Yang Fuyi. Afterwards, the police officers went directly to Yang Fuyi's home and took away a personal computer. Currently, Yang Fuyi is being held in the Sunwu County Detention Center.

    14. [Ezhou City, Hubei Province] Four Practitioners Arrested

    In June 2005, former Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Lin Hannan from Egang City, Hubei Province, was arrested and sent to the Hubei Province Brainwashing Center. In the center, Ms. Lin gave out the names of many other practitioners who had had contacts with her before. As a result, four practitioners from Ezhou City were arrested on July 24 and 25, 2005. Here is some information about the four practitioners:

    Ms. Pan Zhenghui, around 60 years old, retired worker from Egang City

    Ms. Wang Hanmin, around 50 years old, retired worker from Datong Company in Ezhou City

    Ms. Song Chunmei, around 45 years old, retired director of Ezhou City Credit Union

    Ms. Liu Xiuying, around 55 years old, had already been sentenced twice before.

    Mr. Wang Hanmin, Ms. Song Chunmei and Ms. Liu Xiuying are currently being held in the No. 2 Building at the Lianhuashan Brainwashing Center in Ezhou City, while Ms. Pan Zhenghui is being held inside the Xishan Public Security Department in Ezhou City.

    15. [Shanghang County, Fujian Province] Three Practitioners Are Arrested

    Practitioner Mr. Que Shanzhong started to cultivate in Falun Dafa in 1997. He benefited tremendously in his physical health as well as in his mental well-being through his cultivation. Mr. Que also tried very hard to spread the good news about Falun Dafa throughout his hometown. On July 22, 1999, Mr. Que went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong and was arrested by police and detained for 15 days. On May 11, 2000, when Mr. Que participated in a group of practitioners who were clarifying the truth to the public, he was detained for one month. In August of that same year (2000), Mr. Que was arrested again and sentenced to one year in prison. He was detained in the Shanghang County Detention Center.

    Practitioners Ms. Li Zhaojin and Ms. Qiu Kaiyuan started to cultivate Falun Dafa in June 1999. One month later, they went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong. Ever since then, these two practitioners have always been studying the Fa, clarifying the truth and exposing the evil. Many times, security agents as well as local officials from the community council have gone to harass these two practitioners.

    On July 6, 2005, the three practitioners mentioned above were arrested. Currently, they are being held in the Shanghang County Detention Center.

    Shanghang County Detention Center: 86-597-3842069.

    16. [Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Practitioner Mr. Li Qingke Is Arrested

    Practitioner Li Qingke from Harbin City of Heilongjiang Province was recently arrested while passing out truth clarification CDs. Currently, he is being held in the Harbin City Detention Center.

    17. [Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Practitioner Ms. Zhang Weiguang Is Arrested

    Practitioner Ms. Zhang Weiguang from the Babaijiong Community in Daqing City was working in a cafeteria in the morning on July 27, 2005, when suddenly, police officers from the local Babaijiong Public Security Station came into the cafeteria and started to check each employee's ID. Ms. Zhang told the police that she had left her ID at home and that she needed to go home to get it. The police officers said that they didn't need to see her ID and immediately took Ms. Zhang away.

    In the afternoon of that same day, police officers went to Ms. Zhang's home and searched it. They took away Ms. Zhang's son's personal computer and other items. Currently, Ms. Zhang is being held in the Babaijiong Public Security Station. The reason for her detention was that somebody had tipped off the security agency two years ago that Ms. Zhang practices Falun Gong practice. Before this detention, Ms. Zhang had already been harassed many times by local police officers.

    18. [Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Practitioner Ms. Shi Liwen Is Arrested

    On the morning of July 28, 2005, practitioner Ms Shi Liwen went to visit a fellow practitioner. While she was walking in the hallway inside the apartment building where the fellow practitioner lived, police officers from Babaijiong Public Security Station in Daqing City, who had been lurking nearby to monitor the activities of Falun Gong practitioners, jumped out and took Ms. Shi away. Around noon that same day, the police officers went to Ms. Shi's home and ransacked it.


    149 People Declare that their Words and Deeds Under Forced Brainwashing are Null and Void
    A Total of 282663 Declarations Have Been Published To Date

    (Clearwisdom.net) A "solemn declaration" is a person's public statement declaring to the world that whatever he or she has done or said under duress or deception that was against Falun Dafa is null and void. Most of these statements have come from Falun Dafa practitioners in China who wished to express regret that, in the face of physical torture and brainwashing, they had signed documents renouncing Dafa and guaranteeing not to practice again. Also, as more and more people in China learn the truth about how they have been deceived and lied to by the Jiang regime, many non-practitioners are also submitting "solemn declarations."

    Here are some examples of the Solemn Declarations:

    Please click here for more Solemn Declarations.


    Summary of Other Articles and News - July 30, 2005

    (Clearwisdom.net)

    Facts of the Persecution

    1. The Persecution of Practitioners Mr. Jiang Nianxiang and His Wife Xing Yuzhen

    Falun Gong practitioners Mr. Jiang Nianxiang and his wife Xing Yuzhen from Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province, have repeatedly suffered from China's persecution because they are determined to practice Falun Gong. Mrs. Jiang had been subjected to gruesome tortures and was in mortal danger several times before she was finally granted a medical bail. She is very frail right now and has no source of income. Her relatives are looking after her at present. Her husband is illegally imprisoned in Daqing Prison. Mrs. Jiang was not allowed to visit her husband. Daqing Prison is sealing all information about Mr. Jiang so his current condition is unknown. Mr. Jiang's family and friends have written an appeal letter, asking the prosecutor to bring his torturers to justice and have the couple's confiscated money and property returned to them at once.

    Chinese version available at http://www.minghui.org/mh/articles/2005/7/30/107314.html

    2. Crimes against Practitioners Illegally Detained in Liaoning Province Women's Prison

    Liaoning Province Women's Prison was formerly known as Dabei Prison in Shenyang, Liaoning Province. Its Division Chairman Ms. Guo Haiyan instigated prison inmates to beat practitioner Ms. Xu Qingfang until her body was covered with wounds and bruises and she had black eyes. In the middle of the summer, Guo Haiyan ordered prison inmates Ms. Bi Suyuan and Ms. Wang Xia to put a mask, a cotton snow hat and a cotton overcoat on practitioner Ms. Jin Cuixiang. Then she had five female prison inmates beat her all at once before shocking her with electric batons. Prison inmates Ms. Cui Yanru and Ms. Hou Yan repeatedly beat practitioner Ms. Zhang Wei and deprived her of sleep. They also wrote messages slandering Teacher and Falun Gong on the bottoms of her feet. Their repeated cruel tortures eventually caused her previous illnesses to re-surface and caused her to suffer a mental collapse. Practitioner Ms. Liu Man is forced to perform hard labor during the day and mop the floor and the corridor at night. Lately, the prison inmates have been depriving her of sleep. Practitioner Ms. Liu Meirong was forced to stand in the center of a small circle of prison guards for a long time. She passed out repeatedly but was forced to stand up again as soon as she was brought back to consciousness. Practitioner Ms. Li Guixia refused to comply with the demands of the torturers. She was brought to a small, windowless shack where a disciplinary staff member Ms. Zhao Xiumei subjected her to electric shock torture. Zhao also ordered prison inmates to repeatedly pour cold water on Ms. Li and hit her with sharp objects. Practitioner Ms. Liu Suzhi refused to memorize the regulations for the prison inmates, so she was deprived of sleep. She was also denied any visits with her family or relatives. The torturers made her sit on a small and low bench for a long duration. She suffered from electric shocks. She was also deprived of the use of the toilet. Practitioner Ms. Ding Lihua went on a hunger strike to protest the persecution against her. During her hunger strike, prison inmates Ms. Liu Yan and Ms. Yu Xiaohong repeatedly beat her and tortured her.

    Chinese version available at http://minghui.ca/mh/articles/2005/7/30/107324.html

    3. Additional Crimes Committed by the Police Guards in Shayang Forced Labor Camp in Hubei Province

    Mr. Lu Wenjun is the captain of the police guards at Shayang Forced Labor Camp in Hubei Province. He has been secretly giving meager food rations to practitioners illegally detained there. Lu Wenjun is the one of the major villains who persecuted practitioner Mr. Zheng Dejun. The Ninth Squadron at Shayang Forced Labor Camp occupies the east and west corridors of the building. The Intensive Torture Team of the Ninth Squadron is stationed in the east corridor and is currently watching practitioner Mr. Qiao Zuoquan, who is from Jingmen. The Intensive Torture Team in the west corridor now has in its hands the following practitioners: Mr. Zhang Long from Shiyan, Mr. Wang Yuanhong from Xiangfan, and Mr. Zhou Yuantao from Xiangfan. Of all the practitioners detained in the west corridor, Mr. Zheng Dejun from Yichang, Mr. Peng Hongdao from Chibi and Mr. Zhu from Zhongxiang face the most attention and torture. Mr. Zheng Dejun has never once given in, and he has been subjected to the torture of solitary confinement(1). The prison police had been torturing him with many abhorrent torture methods, such as total sleep deprivation(2). For one full month, they forced him to watch video programs that attack Falun Gong in the day and forced him to listen to audio recordings of the prison regulations at night. Although they failed to make Mr. Zheng Dejun give in, the prison inmates who assisted in the torture collapsed. Mr. Zheng is in a terrible state right now. The camp is planning to extend his prison term.

    Chinese version available at http://minghui.ca/mh/articles/2005/7/30/107304.html

    4. Masanjia Forced Labor Camp Continues to Torture Practitioners

    Ms. Wang Xiaofeng is the captain of the First Squadron of Masanjia Forced Labor Camp. Ms. Huang Haiyan and Ms. Cui Hong were the prison guards from the Third and Fourth Divisions respectively. Ms. Liu Hui is a prison guard from the Fifth Division. These four women are most active in torturing practitioners. They have repeatedly extended the prison terms of the following practitioners: Ms. Sheng Lixia, Ms. Liu Xiuyan, Ms. Zhu Yun, Ms. Geng Yulan, Ms. Song Ailian, Ms. Zhang Xiumin, Ms. Gao Fuling, and Ms. Wang Huinan, and have subjected these practitioners to the cruel mental and physical torture of solitary confinement. They don't think twice about torturing those extremely frail practitioners that have been on hunger strikes to protest the illegal detention and tortures. These practitioners were allowed only three trips to the bathroom a day but were not allowed to wash or take a shower. During their solitary confinement, they were also subjected to high volume noise. Each solitary confinement would last 10, 15, or 30 days, and sometimes even months. For those practitioners who went on hunger strikes to protest during their solitary confinement, the prison guards would throw them on the cold concrete floor and step on their limbs before torturing them with abusive force-feeding. They even added a large quantity of salt and drugs to the food(3).

    Chinese version available at http://minghui.ca/mh/articles/2005/7/30/107228.html

    Notes:

    1. Solitary confinement is a punishment in which a person is denied contact with any other persons, excluding guards. The effects of this isolation are severe, and the deprivation often causes effects similar to those with grave mental illness. Solitary confinement is considered by some to be cruel and unusual punishment, because of its severe effects on a person's mental state.
    2. Lack of sleep may also result in irritability, blurred vision, slurred speech, memory lapses, overall confusion, hallucination, nausea, psychosis, and eventually death.
    3. Force-feeding a large quantity of salt causes intense pain in the gut. Many practitioners have died from this because of the resulting dehydration. It proves that the purpose of the police's force-feeding is never to nourish, but rather to punish practitioners and to cause so much pain that they will renounce their Falun Gong practice. Forced-feeding is the number one cause of death among Falun Gong practitioners.


    Practitioners' Artworks


    Poem: Lotus in the Storm

    One storm raging
    across tainted horizons
    where China's darkest
    skies collide.

    Despite tumultuous waters
    and poisoned minds
    many a heart awakening
    casting clouds aside.

    With petals unfolding
    a new light emerging
    dispelling shadows
    and realms forlorn.

    From the turning of tides
    where truth prevails
    resplendent to eternity
    behold the lotus in the storm.

    22/7/05



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