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Clearwisdom.net, Friday, August 26, 2005

Facts of the Persecution

  • Thirty-Year-Old Mr. Wu Chunlong Tortured to Death in the Jiamusi Labor Camp (Photos)
  • Mudanjiang Practitioner Ning Jun Dies after Suffering Repeated Torture
  • 9-Year-Old Ma Fan Dreams of Her Parents, Locked Away in Forced Labor Camps (Photos)
  • Practitioner Violently Abused by Political Policeman in Zhu City, Shandong Province
  • Details Regarding Practitioners Illegally Detained in Jiuquan Area, Gansu Province
  • Mr. Zhao Qingshan on the Verge of Death as a Result of Persecution, Daqing Prison Still Refuses to Release Him
  • Atrocities in the Guizhou Province Women's Labor Camp
  • Five Practitioners Die as a Result of Persecution in Shandong, Hebei, and Henan Provinces

    People Awaken to the Truth

  • Kind Gesture From A Being Who Has Awoken
  • Many Predestined People Are Eager to Practice Falun Dafa

    Practitioners Worldwide Share How They Found Dafa

  • Though I was Born in South Asia, I Found My Spiritual Path in the USA
  • Young Australian Woman Finds the Meaning of Life in Falun Dafa

    Practitioners Exchange Insights and Experiences

  • Do the Three Things Well and Be a Qualified Young Dafa Disciple
  • Five Years of Steadfast Belief Despite Inhuman Persecution (Part I)
  • On July 20, Practitioners Cooperate County-wide and Effectively Suffocate the Evil
  • Phone Calls from Overseas Practitioners Frighten Evildoers and Have a Great Impact
  • My Experience Clarifying the Truth on the Internet

    News and Events Around the World

  • Finland: Clarifying the Truth about the Persecution of Falun Gong During the World Track and Field Games in Helsinki (Photos)
  • Vecernji List (Croatia): Falun Gong Practitioners Peacefully Appeal in Zagreb (Photo)
  • The Mercury News (San Jose, California): Falun Gong dispute stirs interest in art

    News From China

  • Latest News from China - August 15, 2005
  • 146 People Declare that their Words and Deeds Under Forced Brainwashing are Null and Void
  • Summary of Other Articles and News - August 16, 2005


    Facts of the Persecution


    Thirty-Year-Old Mr. Wu Chunlong Tortured to Death in the Jiamusi Labor Camp (Photos)

    (Clearwisdom.net) Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Wu Chunlong from Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province was tortured in the Jiamusi City Labor Camp until he was near death. He was completely emaciated, was unable to think clearly, and could not speak when he was sent home on April 30, 2005. His condition gradually improved with the care of his family, but police from the Songlin Station had him under close monitoring. They constantly threatened and harassed Mr. Wu Chunlong, and he died on August 20, 2005, only 30 years old.


    One week before Mr. Wu Chunlong died.

    On August 20, 2005, 2 a.m., Mr. Wu Chunlong died.

    On August 20, 2005, 2 a.m., Mr. Wu Chunlong died.

    Mr. Wu Chunlong was emaciated from the torture he suffered.

    Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Wu Chunlong was a self-employed barber. He was first sentenced to three years at forced labor on November 3, 1999, and was tortured severely in the Jiamusi City Labor Camp during that term. He was forced to suffer the inhuman torture known as the tiger bench (1) for seven days at the end of November 2001. Other Falun Dafa practitioners requested Mr. Wu's release, but when their pleas were rejected, they went on a hunger strike to protest. During this hunger strike, Mr. Yao Zhongliang, Mr. Xia Zhiliang, Mr. Dong Shaohua, and Mr. Li Jingfeng were locked in the Communication Room and force-fed. Their hands were cuffed on two sides of the bed, which allowed them to only sit or lie down all day. In addition their feet were bound. In order to visit his son, Mr. Wu Chunlong's father spent almost twenty thousand yuan. Finally Mr Wu Chunlong was released at the end of 2002. Mr. Wu Chunlong and his father had to move five times to avoid police harassment.

    In October of 2003, Mr. Wu Chunlong had to borrow money to open a hair salon business. His studio opened on November 8, 2003. Only three days later, on November 11, 2003, policeman An Quanyi (male) from Yingjun Station arrested him and had him sentenced for the second time to three years forced labor.

    Mr. Wu Chunlong was brutally tortured by prison guards Liu Hongguang (male), Yang Chunlong (male) and others. Mr. Wu went on a hunger strike to protest the persecution, and he was then force-fed and injected with unknown drugs. He started fainting a few days later, was incontinent and lost control of his bowels. Seven to eight days after he was force-fed, he lost all feeling from his lower back to his knees. He was unable to move his legs, his chest was cold, his mind blurry, he was physically emaciated and dying.

    The guards, however, continued torturing him even as he was dying. One time Mr. Wu suddenly woke up, as the guards dragged him back to the washroom and doused him with cold water, then dragged him back to his cell. Another time he awoke with a shock in extreme pain, and he saw prisoner Wang Fu (male) was digging into his left collarbone with his hand.

    Because Mr. Wu would often shout, "Falun Dafa is good," prisoner Wang Fu was encouraged by the guards to gag him with a towel contaminated with feces. Mr. Wu often would awake with a dirty towel stuffed in his mouth.

    The Labor Camp was concerned about being held responsible for Mr. Wu Chunlong's death. On April 30, 2005, prisoner guards Yang Chunlong (male) and Diao Yukun (gender unknown) sent him home in a taxi. Before allowing his family to see him, they deceived Mr. Wu's father into signing a statement that the family would assume full responsibility for Mr. Wu. They also tried to extort five thousand yuan from the family, but Mr. Wu's father had no money to give them. In the end he had to borrow three hundred yuan to give the guards.

    When Mr. Wu Chunlong returned home, he was nothing but skin and bone. He couldn't sit or stand up straight, he couldn't think clearly, he had no facial expression and could not recognize his own father. His face was very pale, his left side bigger than the right side, one eye very red and swollen, the result of a beating. He could not answer any questions from his friends or family. He appeared to be without memory, thoughts or reflections.

    After his fellow practitioners helped him study the Fa and do the exercises with him, his health improved greatly. His swollen face returned to normal, and he could speak a few sentences at a time.

    On May 18, 2005, the Jiamusi City Labor Camp sent a guard to the Songlin Police Station, requesting that policeman Yin Xiaodong (male) closely monitor Mr. Wu Chunlong. In the early morning of May 19, 2005, Yin Xiaodong came to Mr. Wu Chunlong's home, demanding that Mr. Wu Chunlong come to the station house every month for interrogation and that Mr. Wu Chunlong return to the Jiamusi City Labor Camp once his health recovered. On May 20, 2005, Yin Xiaodong came to Mr. Wu's home again and requested that Mr. Wu Chunlong register a temporary living certification with photo identification.

    Mr. Wu Chunlong was suffering with confusion in his mind. He had only recovered part of his memory. Police harassed him at his home, causing him to relive in his mind the terror of the labor camp. He lost appetite, had diarrhea, lost more weight, developed a high fever, had difficulty breathing, was very nervous and could not recognize his family.

    At 2 a.m. on August 20, 2005, Mr. Wu Chunlong passed away from the terror he had endured at the age of only thirty.

    Jiamusi City Labor Camp Director Jiang Zuoqi (male), 86-454-8891958 (Office), 86-454-8247690 (Home).
    Jiamusi City Labor Camp Deputy Director Yao Debin (male), 86-454-8891931.
    Jiamusi City Labor Camp Deputy Director Sun Dehong, 86-454-8891932, 86-454-8243824 (Home).
    Jiamusi City Labor Camp Deputy Director Xu Lifeng, 86-454-8891933, 86-454-8651855 (Home), 86-13904547855 (Cell).
    Jiamusi City Labor Camp CCP Political Director Fu Maosen (male), 86-454-8891890.
    Jiamusi City Labor Camp CCP Political Deputy Director Guan Dejun (male), 86-454-8891948.
    Political Office Bai Jinfeng (male), 86-454-8891935.
    CCP Discipline Committee Secretary Zheng Liyan (gender unknown), 86-454-8891934.
    Six Ward (all male) Leader Liu Hongguang (male), Men's Ward Second Floor, 86-454-8891924.
    Six Ward (all male) Deputy LeaderGuo Gang (male), Zhang Zhenhua (male), Guard Yang Chunlong (male).

    (1) Practitioners are forced to sit on a small iron bench that is approximately 20 cm (6 inches) tall with their knees tied together. With their hands tied behind their backs or sometimes placed on their knees, they are forced to sit up straight and look straight ahead. They are not allowed to turn their heads, close their eyes, talk to anyone or move at all. Several inmates are assigned to watch over the practitioners and force them to remain motionless while sitting on the bench. Usually some hard objects are inserted underneath the practitioners' lower legs or ankles to increase their pain. See illustration on http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2001/11/24/16156.html


    Mudanjiang Practitioner Ning Jun Dies after Suffering Repeated Torture

    (Clearwisdom.net) Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Ning Jun from Mudanjiang City, Heilongjiang Province steadfastly practiced Falun Dafa and exposed the truth of persecution. He was illegally held in a detention center, a brainwashing center and a forced labor camp. He was brutally tortured. Later, he was sentenced to five years of imprisonment and persecuted in Mudanjiang Prison. He was released on bail for medical treatment and died on August 12, 2005. More details follow:

    1. Introduced Falun Gong in Russia at Own Expense in 1999

    Mr. Ning Jun, over 50, lived at western Second Road, Xi'an District, Mudanjiang City, Heilongjiang Province. He began to practice Falun Gong in 1996, and strived to be a good person as well as continually improving his Xinxing. After practicing Falun Gong, he returned the extra housing space that he did not deserve. He spent his own money to purchase Dafa book s and equipment to play Teacher's lectures on video tapes and cassettes. He also taught others the exercises.

    Ning Jun and fellow practitioners went to Russia to introduce Falun Gong. On July 20, 1999, the unprecedented persecution of Falun Gong started in China. On July 30, practitioners who went to Russia were issued a warrant for arrest and repatriated in Haishenwai Russia. The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs teamed up with the National Security Bureau and Public Security Bureau, and arrested them at Dongning Customs. Their passports, identifications and belongings were confiscated. They were held in Dongning Public Security Bureau, Mudanjiang City Public Security Bureau, Xi'an Public Security Sub-bureau in Mudanjiang City, and Xianfeng Local Police Station in Mudanjiang City. After many investigations, the police could not find any evidence of crime, and then obtained their fingerprints and a signed statement that they would no longer go abroad. Only then did the police notify practitioners' families to bail them out.

    2. Persecuted in Sidao Forced Labor Camp, Bailed out for Medical Treatment

    On September 7, 1999, Ning Jun went to Beijing to appeal on behalf of Falun Gong with fellow practitioners. Three days later, the local police of Beijing arrested them and took them to Lizhiyuan Local Police Station in Beijing. On September 11, the police tried to send them to a detention center but were rejected. The next day, the 610 officers of Mudanjiang City in Beijing handcuffed them and took them to Mudanjiang City Public Security Bureau, and they also confiscated more than 4000 yuan from practitioners. Afterwards, all the practitioners were in Mudanjiang City No. 2 Detention Center for further persecution. In the end of 1999, Mr. Ning was sent to a brainwashing center. Ning Jun firmly believed in Dafa. On January 2, 2000, he was taken back to the detention center and sentenced to two years of forced labor.

    On March 17, 2000, Mr. Ning Jun was transferred to Sidao Forced Labor Camp. While in the forced labor camp, because Ning Jun was a steadfast practitioner, the police transferred him to many brigades for torture. While he was in the No. 3 brigade, the police locked up several Falun Gong practitioners and more than ten inmates in a small room of six square meters with no ventilation. They ate, used the toilet and slept in the room; the sanitary conditions were extremely poor, the bedding was very dirty, and the room was wet and hot. Ning Jun had scabies all over his body. Policeman Long Fei, the instructor of No. 3 brigade shocked Ning Jun with an electric baton. With the help of Mr. Ning's righteous thoughts, the policeman, however, shocked himself instead.

    Ning Jun was also tortured by the so called "riding an airplane". Both his hands were cuffed behind his back, and a rope was hanging from above and tied to the handcuffs. When the rope was pulled up, the person would suspend in the air like "riding an airplane."

    Mr. Ning was tortured to the point of having fluid accumulate in the liver, and his abdomen became very large. He had difficulty in walking and also had bloody urine. Qiao Jianwei, the secretary in charge of administration even incited inmates to assault Ning Jun, but the policemen turned a blind eye to it. They could not transform Ning Jun, therefore they sent him to the brigade that was designated to persecute Falun Gong. Police of the brigade feared that he might die in the prison, so they sent him to the hospital. He was diagnosed with liver ascites and unable to live much longer. The forced labor camp had to release him on bail for medical treatment.

    Kou Wei, the policeman of No. 3 brigade reported more medical expense, and it added more financial burden to Ning Jun. Ning Jun exposed the scandal of excessive hospital charge, and Kou Wei retaliated later.

    After he returned home, the police officers from the prison regularly interrogated him. The local police officers often harassed him, and disturbed him even further. Five months later, the chief of administration section Ma Libiao and political instructor Li Longyu deceived Ning Jun into the forced labor camp for further persecution, and detained him for nine months beyond the term. He was released on October 11, 2001.

    3. Arrested Again and Persecuted to His Last Breath in Mudanjiang Prison

    After he was set free, Ning Jun was still being harassed, interrogated, and his home was ransacked. He suffered a great deal emotionally and spiritually, and was forced to become homeless in order to avoid the persecution. On November 11, 2001, he was arrested again by officers from Xi'an Public Security Sub-bureau in Mudanjiang City. He was beaten, shocked with an electric baton and tempted with monetary gain. They used various means to interrogate him and attempted to force a confession. He held his righteous thoughts firmly, and went home within a week. He continued to clarify the truth.

    The police treated Ning Jun as a wanted criminal. They issued a warrant for his arrest, secretly recorded his voice, took his photos and hunted him everywhere. Ning Jun could not work and returned home, and became destitute.

    On September 9, 2002, after he had been wanted by the police for half a year, Ning Jun was reported by a patient when clarifying the truth at Hongqi Hospital in Mudanjiang City. He was arrested and tortured by officers from Aimin Public Security Sub-bureau of Mudanjiang City. He was later held in the detention center.

    During the illegal detention, Ning Jun was in critical condition due to the persecution. At the end of 2003, the detention center issued two terminally ill notices to Aimin Public Security Sub-bureau that was handling the case, but the notices were ignored by the officers for various reasons. Meanwhile, he was sentenced to five years of imprisonment, and sent to Mudanjiang Prison before the 2004 Chinese New Year.

    In September 2004, Ning Jun was extremely ill and needed to go to the hospital. After his family paid the fee, the prison delayed and did not sent him to police hospital until November, and at the same time, released him on bail for medical treatment.

    After Ning Jun went home, he studied the Fa and improved his inner nature, helped others, woke up other practitioners, and continued to tell the truth about Falun Gong. Because of the long term persecution, Ning Jun died on August 12, 2005.


    9-Year-Old Ma Fan Dreams of Her Parents, Locked Away in Forced Labor Camps (Photos)


    Charming and happy Ma Fan

    (Clearwisdom.net) Ma Fan is a happy and charming nine-year-old girl who, until recently, was always smiling. However, she has not smiled much since March of 2005, because now she can only be with her parents in her dreams. In March, her parents were arrested by police for helping a friend named Gao Rongrong get out of prison. Gao Rongrong's face was disfigured during her detention in prison for her belief in "Truth, Compassion and Forbearance."

    Photo: Baby Ma Fan with her dad Ma Yuping and mom Zhang Lirong

    "Truth, Compassion and Forbearance are good. Falun Dafa is good!" Ma Fan repeats this sentence. Her mother used to suffer from stomach pain, headaches, and postpartum back pain. All of these disappeared after she started practicing Falun Gong.

    In July of 1999, the large-scale persecution of Falun Gong began. On October 13, 2000, four-year-old Ma Fan and her mom went to appeal in Beijing. They consequently were sent to Longshan detention center in Shenyang. The police there were very vicious. Little Ma Fan was terrified when they body-searched her. Several days later her grandma took her home but her mom was still detained there until nearly two years later.

    Ma Fan found that her mom had become skinny and pale. She also lost lots of hair. From the adults' conversation, Ma Fan learned that the police ruthlessly tortured her mom in order to force her to give up her beliefs. The torture methods included being forced to stand in the corner in a certain position, to kneel down, squat on a stool, force-feeding, sleep deprivation for one week, and being sent to a male labor camp (Zhangshi Labor Camp). After practicing Falun Gong, her mom became more kind and patient. She was always ready to help others. The neighbors all praised her. A grandfather patted Ma Fan's head and sighed, "No place for justice."

    Photo: Her mom Zhang Lirong was tortured in Shenyang Longshan Labor Camp for her belief. This is a re-enactment of "force-feeding"

    Although confused, Ma Fan was happy that her mom was finally back home. However, her happiness did not last long. Her dad clarified the truth to passengers when he worked as a taxi driver. As a result, he was sent to the Shenyang City's Zhangshi Labor Camp in September, 2002 when she was just in first grade.

    Since starting practicing Falun Gong in 2001, her dad became very kind to others. He would help his wife to do housework and clean the public stairs. He would help seniors and children in his work. Several times he found cell phones worth more than one thousand yuan and he returned them. When people gave him money to thank him, he said, "I practice Falun Gong. I was taught to always think of others and be kind. How can I accept your money?" They were very touched, marveling that, "such a good person truly exists in today's society."

    However, this good person was detained for over one year for speaking the truth. This March, Ma Fan's parents were once again taken away and sentenced to labor camps for three years. Her mom is detained at the 1st division of Masanjia labor camp in Liaoning province. Her dad is detained at the 1st division of the Shenxin Forced Labor Camp. Now she has to live with her grandmother who is over sixty years old and in poor health. This summer, Ma Fan heard that the friend, Gao Rongrong, who her parents helped to rescue and managed to get out of prison, died mysteriously in an emergency room under police surveillance. Now she is even more worried about her parents' safety.

    Photo: Handwork by Ma Fan: my parents sit on moon boat

    Little Ma Fan always dreams about her parents. In handwork art class, she made a poster. She said, "In my dream, my parents are sitting on the moon boat. They believe in Truth, Compassion and Forbearance. Bad people cannot reach them. Thus my parents will never leave me."


    Practitioner Violently Abused by Political Policeman in Zhu City, Shandong Province

    (Clearwisdom.net) On December 18, 1999, Ms. Qiu Jiaxiu, a Falun Dafa practitioner from the Qiujiazhuang village, Zhucheng, Shandong province, rode her bicycle along with another fellow practitioner to Beijing to appeal on behalf of Falun Gong. In Beijing, they were arrested and taken to the Xinghua police station and interrogated.

    It was a very cold day. Cao Jinhui, the assistant leader of the Politics and Security Department of the police bureau at Zhucheng, came. Cao slapped Qiu Jiaxiu's face repeatedly. Later on, he beat her with rubber clubs and forced her to sit on the ground with her arms straight up. He would beat her if she did not hold her arms up straight. Qiu Jiaxiu was forced to sit like that for a long time.

    In the evening, Cao Jinhui and others came back after getting drunk, and they started to interrogate her again. One of the young men said, "We drank some alcohol, and tonight we will beat you until you tell us something." Cao Jinhui and that young man beat her body, hands, and arms with rubber clubs. They tore her hair out and flicked her forehead with their fingers. After that, they asked someone to take Qiu Jiaxiu back to the Qiujiazhuang production brigade office. Qiu Jiaxiu was detained there for one month. They confiscated the 1,300 yuan that she had with her and fined an additional 5,000 yuan.

    On March 2, 2000, Qiu Jiaxiu went to Cangwan Park to do the Falun Gong exercises, and subsequently was taken to the detention center. She was detained there for four days. Zhu Wei called her into the office, where Cao Jinhui slapped her face hard twice. He asked whether she would go to appeal again while he was beating her. He said he would make her family destitute. Zhu Wei then went outside and found a wooden board about four centimeters wide and two centimeters thick, and used it to beat Qiu Jiaxiu's legs. He sarcastically told Qiu Jiaxiu that he would help her "get rid of her karma." The wooden board was cracked during the beating. Wang Yongjuan, a Falun Dafa practitioner who was washing the quilt covers in the detention center, heard the beating in the room and ran in to stop them. She was also beaten with the wooden board a few times. Cao Jinhui asked Wang Yongjuan to beat Qiu Jiaxiu, but Wang refused and asked him why she would beat up a good person. Cao Jinhui said viciously, "It does not matter if I beat you Falun Gong practitioners to death."

    The staff members beat Qiu Jiaxiu so badly that she could not sit down. She had to kneel first and then slowly sit down. A few days later, in order to protest the persecution, Qiu Jiaxiu went on hunger strike for seven days. She was forced fed with a tube sticking into her nose and going all the way down into her stomach. It was extremely hard to endure. She was forced fed three times like this. On the fourth time, they pinched her nose and poured powdered milk into her mouth. They would not stop until they finished pouring in all the powdered milk while several people restrained Qiu Jiaxiu. It is hard to describe such suffering, as someone's life is being choked out of them. For each forced feeding, they would charge Qiu 50 yuan. During that time, the village director Gao Yunhai came and tried to force Qiu Jiaxiu to eat. He slapped her face several times and then sent her back to the village.

    Because Qiu Jiaxiu insisted on not eating, on the 8th day of her hunger strike, the staff members had to ask her family members to take her home.

    Qiu Jiaxiu's family members did not know that Qiu Jiaxiu was on a hunger strike in the detention center. When the police station asked her husband, who was not a practitioner, to go to the police station, he was scared because he was beaten up there earlier and fined 2,000 yuan by his factory. Under those circumstances, he did not know what would happen. Some time after that, he was fined another 1,000 yuan.

    In May 2000, Qiu Jiaxiu went to Beijing to appeal for the second time. She was taken back to the brigade by Shi Dechang, the security director. One night after a few days had passed, Cao Jinhui, Shi Dechang and others approached her. Cao Jinhui slapped Qiu Jiaxiu's face and dragged her around by the hair. While beating Qiu, he said, "It will be fine if I beat Falun Gong practitioners to death. It will be within the law no matter what we do." The next day, Zhang Xijie, the head of the police for the 2nd police district on People's Road, came and beat Qiu Jiaxiu again. For the next two days, they beat her day and night. The final time, Shi Dechang ripped her hair out and cursed her. Cao Jinhui and another perpetrator stomped on her body and struck her with their hands. Cao found a broom and beat Qiu with it until it fell apart. Cao Jinhui and Shi Dechang twisted Qiu's wrists and injured them badly. Shi Dechang fined Qiu Jiaxiu 7,000 yuan. Later, her husband was coerced into writing a 6,000-yuan acknowledgement of debt.

    On June 22, at around 9:30 pm, Zhang Xijie brought some people over to Qiu Jiaxiu's home and searched it without a warrant. They confiscated Falun Dafa material found on her body. Qiu Jiaxiu asked them why they did all of this without a warrant. Zhang Xijie said, "For people like you, there is no need to give notice." Then, they arrested her and took her to the police station and locked her there for the whole night. The next morning, Cao Jinhui and others came and interrogated her, looking for information about practitioners who produce Falun Dafa material. Qiu Jiaxiu didn't tell them anything. The police then beat her with rubber clubs until she lost consciousness. Four days later, they illegally searched her home again and confiscated her tape recorder and tapes.

    On the morning of September 16, Qiu Jiaxiu was arrested and taken to the police station while she was making clothes at home.

    In December 2002, Qiu Jiaxiu wrote a letter to her village party secretary Guo Shuhua. In the letter, she stated the benefits that she personally experienced after practicing Falun Gong and exposed the persecution of Falun Gong. Guo Shuhua then reported Qiu. Qiu Jiaxiu was arrested and not allowed to go home, even during the Spring Festival. Qiu Jiaxiu protested by initiating a hunger strike, and was sent home when her life seemed to be in peril.

    On February 22, 2003, Cao Jinhui and others went to Qiu Jiaxiu's home again. They arrested her and sent her to the labor camp at Wang Village the next day without any legal proceedings. They sentenced her to two years of forced labor.


    Details Regarding Practitioners Illegally Detained in Jiuquan Area, Gansu Province

    (Clearwisdom.net) Since July 20, 1999 Jiuquan Detention Center of Gansu Province has illegally detained over 40 Falun Dafa practitioners from Jiuquan, Yumen, An'xi, Jiayuguan and Jinta etc.

    The jail of Jiuquan Electrical Machinery Factory of Gansu Province has detained close to 20 Falun Dafa practitioners who were illegally sentenced to jail. These include: Mr. Li Yuhai sentenced to 14 years in jail, Mr. Wang Wenzhong sentenced to 10 years, Mr. Wang Xiaodong to 8 years and Mr. Ma Yong to 3 (and also those that we have published on the Internet earlier, and some for which we have not yet uncovered the details).

    The male practitioners of Gansu Province are mainly detained at the first labor camp department of Gansu Province, which is also called Lanzhou Ping'antai Labor Camp. There are 7 to 8 big teams, each of which consists of about 70 people; of these 10-15% are Falun Dafa practitioners. Every year there are about 200 Falun Dafa practitioners illegally detained, with a total of 1,000 over the last 5 years. Every day they are forced to work on the farm and do other kinds of heavy manual labor.

    Liuhegou Women's Labor Camp of Heping Town, Yuzhong County, Gansu Province has 4 middle teams. 60-70 Falun Dafa practitioners are illegally detained there every year, and the past 5 years have led to a total of 300 practitioner detainees. Every day they are forced to do all kinds of tedious and lengthy labor, such as polishing gemstones. They are forced to polish 900-1000 gemstones every day.

    Since the beginning of 2004, the Vice President of Jiuquan City Police Station, Shan Yubin has been responsible for persecuting Falun Gong in that city. He has coordinated with National Security Team Leader Chen Jianhua, Zheng Jun, Zhang Yanhong, Gaoqing (female) and others, to illegally arrest Falun Dafa practitioners. Recently Ms. Fan Xiuling, Ms. Liu Ruixian, Ms. Jia Yanxia, and others, were arrested.

    Phone Numbers of leaders and offices of Suzhou District Police Station of Jiuquan City:

    President: Tian Changhai: 86-937-2633241
    Political Instructor: Zhang Yaohai: 86-937-2633227
    Disciplinary Committee Secretary: Nan Xianyin: 86-937-2632364
    Vice President: Cha Yi: 86-937-2635102
    Vice President: * Shan Yabin: 86-937-2635104
    Vice President: Wen Guohua: 86-937-2633789
    National Security Team Leader: * Chen Jianhua: 86-13993709991(Cell)
    * Shen Wei: 86-937-3869532
    (Note: those with * are the main wicked people who persecute Falun Dafa practitioners)
    Police of Suzhou District Jiuquan City Police Station:
    Chai Changfei: 86-138393758486(Cell)
    Zhang Quan: 86-937-3845651
    Police from Jiuquan City Police Department (name unknown): 86-13309475829(Cell)
    Police from Jiuquan City Jail (name unknown): 86-937-2659684
    Director of Police Substation of Xiba Township, Jinta County, Jiuquan City: Zhang Guofeng: 86-13893734020(Cell)


    Mr. Zhao Qingshan on the Verge of Death as a Result of Persecution, Daqing Prison Still Refuses to Release Him

    (Clearwisdom.net) Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Zhao Qingshan from Harbin has been sentenced to 11 years in prison and is currently being held in the Daqing Prison. Due to the persecution he has suffered, he is now on the verge of death. He cannot hold down any food and has pain all over his body. He is no longer able to look after himself, and is in critical condition. The prison authorities had previously notified his family to bail him out for medical treatment, but lately, the prison authorities are refusing to go through the procedure, using various excuses.

    Nearly one hundred Falun Gong practitioners, including Bu Fanwei, Cheng Feiming, Bi Yunfei and Wang Yudong are currently being held at the Daqing Prison. Their lives are in danger. We urgently call on the world human rights organizations, the world organizations that investigate the persecution of Falun Gong, and justice-loving people from all walks of life to lend a helping hand to stop the persecution and to return the freedom of belief back to the people in China.

    Mr. Zhao Qingshan, born in 1951, was an employee of the Harbin Vegetable Company. Before practicing Falun Gong, he suffered from various physical problems including insufficient blood supply to the brain and numbness of the right hand. After he started practicing Falun Gong in 1997, he became very healthy both physically and mentally. However, since the suppression of Falun Gong by the Chinese Communist Party began, Mr. Zhao was forced to become homeless in order to avoid being arrested and persecuted. Later, he was detained in the No. 7 Division of the Harbin City Police Department. He was brutally tortured during the interrogation. He became extremely weak and frail due to the torture, and he was released on bail for medical treatment. Mr. Zhao was arrested again in May, 2003 by the police from Harbin City Police Department. Zhao Guang, Fan Jiayuan and other officers tried to extort a confession from Mr. Zhao by cruel torture. Afterwards, Mr. Zhao's face was misshapen and his health was severely damaged, and he was sent to Harbin's Dongli District Detention Centre for recovery. When his health was getting better, Mr. Zhao was sentenced by the Dongli District Court in a secret trial to 11 years of imprisonment. After the Chinese Lunar New Year of 2003, Zhao Qingshan was transferred to Harbin Prison. On July 1, 2004 Mr. Zhao was transferred to Daqing Prison to be further persecuted.

    In July 2004, when his family members went to Daqing Prison to visit him, they found that Mr. Zhao was extremely weak. In October 2004, his family members came to visit him again and brought him warm cotton-padded clothes, but they were not allowed to see him and even the cotton-padded clothes were returned.

    In 2005, during the Chinese Lunar New Year, his family members traveled a long way to visit him. Prison guard Pan Shaolin tried every means to stop them. They persevered and finally saw Mr. Zhao. By that time, Mr. Zhao was extremely frail and his voice was very weak. One could hardly hear him, even talking to him in close proximity.

    On July 14, 2005, Pan Shaolin informed Mr. Zhao's family that the prison authorities had sent him to Daqing No. 4 Hospital for treatment. Not long after, the prison authorities had to send Mr. Zhao to Daqing Oil Field Hospital for a checkup. The hospital diagnosed him with a blood clot in the brain, high blood pressure, and other diseases (his family has not been allowed to see the medical reports).

    On July 26, Pan Shaolin notified Mr. Zhao's family to go through the procedure of bailing him out for medical treatment. On August 1, Mr. Zhao's family finished the necessary paperwork. On August 9, the Provincial Justice Department approved the bail and at the same time the department's verification center notified Daqing Prison to go and pick up the forms for the bail. However, Daqing Prison suddenly refused the bail. It argued that an official surnamed Zhou from the Procuratorate, stationed in the prison, objected because Mr. Zhao Qingshan had served less than one third of his sentence.

    Mr. Zhao's family asked to see the prison leaders. The prison officials refused their request. When the family members argued with them, one prison guard even threatened to report them to police for "obstructing official business." The prison authorities claimed that Mr. Zhao Qingshan's life was not in danger and said that the verification report from the Provincial Justice Department did not contain the words of "life threatening."

    On the evening of August 12, when Mr. Zhao's family phoned Pan Shaolin about the bail, Pan said, "Zhao Qingshan has not served one third of his sentence, therefore he cannot be released on bail for medical treatment." The family members said, "When the prison authorities notified us to post bail for Mr. Zhao for medical treatment, he had not served one third of his sentence. Why do you raise this issue now?" Pan Shaolin said, "Zhao Qingshan's life is not in danger." Pan claimed, "The verification report did not contain the words 'life threatening.' Only when an authorized hospital certifies that his life is in danger can we release him on bail." Mr. Zhao's family said, "Now we formally request to take Zhao Qingshan to the hospital for a checkup." Pan Shaolin turned down the request and said "We have already given him a medical checkup."

    Mr. Zhao's family asked, "From Zhao Qingshan's present status, his life is really in danger. We want to take him to the hospital for another checkup but you disagree. If Zhao Qingshan dies, who will shoulder the responsibility for his death?" Pan said with a bit of excitement, "The prison would not shoulder this responsibility. It is Zhao Qingshan who does not admit his guilt and refuses to submit himself to the law." Mr. Zhao's family said, "As a matter of fact, you all know that all Falun Gong practitioners are good people. We must look at the issue from the angle of cherishing his life. We must not ignore people's lives." Pan claimed, "People die in prison. Birth, old age, sickness, and death are only natural. Some time ago, several inmates in their 40s old died in Daqing Prison. Wasn't that very normal?"

    From the above conversation, it's not hard to see the hooligan nature of the guards and prison authorities, deliberately creating difficulties and ignoring people's lives. The officials even described deaths from abuse in detention as "dying of natural causes."

    The following is an open letter that Mr. Zhao Qingshan's family wrote to the leaders of Daqing Prison.

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    An Open letter to the leaders of Daqing Prison,

    The authorities and the prison guards,

    We are the family members of Mr. Zhao Qingshan and we want to talk to you about bailing Mr. Zhao out for medical treatment.

    Zhao Qingshan had suffered from various illnesses before practicing Falun Gong. He had fully regained his health after practicing the wonderful exercises. He was transformed from a person who had severely suffered from lingering illnesses to a person who was disease-free. During the process he also regained his hope for life. Falun Gong also helped him to shed all his bad habits and understand how to conduct himself well in society.

    Since 1999 when Falun Gong was suppressed, Mr. Zhao, who had benefited so much from practicing Falun Dafa, naturally continued to practice the exercises. He also clarified the truth to the government officials and the people. As a result, he was illegally detained and was physically and emotionally abused. When we said illegal detention you might not accept this, however, the suppression of Falun Gong was illegal from day one. The Chinese Constitution stipulates, "Citizens of the People's Republic of China enjoy freedom of belief," "Citizens of the People's Republic of China enjoy the freedom of speech" and "The personal dignity of citizens of the People's Republic of China is inviolable." Besides, you all said that all Falun Gong practitioners are good people. Since they are good people, then why do you want to "transform" them? What kind of people do you really want them to become? Since they are all good people how come the word "evil" is associated with Falun Gong? As Falun Gong practitioners, we can understand your prison guards' difficulties in dealing with the orders from above. However, you must be very clear that objectively you are doing a wrong deed. The issue of Falun Gong will be resolved sooner or later, and history will reveal the truth.

    Now, Zhao Qingshan's life is in danger. You asked us to go through the procedures to bail him out for medical treatment not long ago. We don't understand why all of a sudden you refuse to follow through. Your only reason is that Zhao Qingshan has not served one third of his sentence and his life is not in danger.

    As we all know that at the time when you first notified the family about releasing Mr. Zhao on bail for medical treatment, he had served less than one third of his sentence. Why has this become an issue today? If Mr. Zhao Qingshan's life is not in danger, why did you repeatedly send him to the hospital for checkups and ask the family to bail him out for medical treatment? All this clearly shows that Mr. Zhao Qingshan's life is in danger and he is in critical condition. Even if his life is not in danger, we also request that you release him right away. This is because Falun Gong practitioners held in the Daqing Prison have no safety guarantee and they could be in a life-threatening situation at any time. Xu Jishan was a very healthy person and was tortured to death in only four hours. We hope, from the consideration of humanitarianism and for being responsible for Mr. Zhao's life, the leadership at Daqing Prison will release him for medical treatment at an early date.

    At the same time, our whole family has the following requests:

    We ask Daqing Prison to allow us to go through the necessary procedures so that Mr. Zhao Qingshan can be released unconditionally for medical treatment.

    If Daqing Prison does not allow us to bail Mr. Zhao out for medical treatment, then we need a clear statement from the prison authorities -- who will take the responsibility if Mr. Zhao dies.

    As long as Mr. Zhao is not released, we will continue our efforts to rescue him. If he dies in the prison, we will definitely claim his body, conduct investigations and affix responsibility for his death. We will carry this out to the end.

    The Zhao family


    Atrocities in the Guizhou Province Women's Labor Camp

    (Clearwisdom.net) I was illegally detained in the Guizhou Province Women's Labor Camp for three years, and I witnessed and experienced the CCP's (Chinese Communist Party) savage persecution of Dafa practitioners.

    The labor camp ordered prisoners to monitor Dafa practitioners closely twenty-four hours a day. They lived and worked together. Two people had to share one narrow metal bed. We were forced to work for long periods of time to produce colored Christmas lights. Some practitioners were forced to work past midnight or 2 or 3 a.m. They were emaciated after the torture and lost their appetites. Some vomited blood.

    Every two weeks or so, they forced us to watch false news and lectures slandering Dafa, and to write so-called "reform" essays. If someone did not meet the requirement, she would be sent to solitary confinement and even to the guards' chamber. In solitary confinement and the guards' chamber practitioners endured extreme torment and the guards constantly yelled at and beat practitioners. Sometimes several people brutally beat and kicked a practitioner. They broke some practitioners' legs. They banged practitioners' heads on windows and doors, force-fed practitioners with excrement, and put practitioners in refrigerators to torture them. Even worse, some were raped in the guards' chamber. I knew one Dafa practitioner who was tortured to death.

    There was a female practitioner from Guiyang City who suffered 24 kinds of tortures, including having long bamboo shoots forced under her fingernails.

    Most practitioners who were illegally detained in the Guizhou Province Women's Labor Camp had been sent to the so-called "attack team" twice, three times or even more. The guards incited prisoners to verbally abuse and brutally beat practitioners. A female practitioner was hung up for 3 days. The guard said, "Do you give up?" Then he pressed a lit cigarette into her breast.

    The above is just the tip of the iceberg of the brutal persecution of Falun Gong practitioners at Guizhou Province Women's Labor Camp.

    After July 20, 1999, under the instigation of the evil CCP, some institutions and organizations participated in the persecution of Dafa practitioners. For example, from August to November 2000, many Falun Gong practitioners were affected by the CCP's "Judicial Bureau Re-education Assistance League." They became collaborators and formed a "Re-education Assistance Group." They brought practitioners from the Men's Labor Camp (i.e. Zhongba Labor Camp) to the Women's Labor Camp (i.e. Guizhou Province Women's Labor Camp). Seven or eight female collaborators besieged one male practitioner; they tried to brainwash the male practitioner with the so-called "using Fa to break Fa" according to the requirement of the CCP.

    From August to December 2002, an evil person locked a female practitioner in the guards' chamber of the Garrison Division in the men's labor camp. He told criminals to rape the female practitioner. One of these criminals is Wang Jianqiang from Guiyang City.

    (Note: "Guizhou Province Women's Labor Camp" was originally a team of the Zhongba Labor Camp, and in 1997 it became an independent camp.)


    Five Practitioners Die as a Result of Persecution in Shandong, Hebei, and Henan Provinces

    (Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Sun Yuqiu was a 58-year-old Falun Dafa practitioner living in Jitai Town, Shouguang City, Shandong Province. On December 22, 1999, her daughter, sister, and brother-in-law, plus several other Dafa practitioners, went to Beijing to appeal for the right to practice Falun Dafa. On the way there, they were illegally arrested and detained. They suffered brutal beatings and were paraded through the streets like criminals. On top of this, each of them had to pay ten thousand yuan for being kept in captivity. Sun Yuqiu and her husband, plus about 100 other Dafa practitioners, were also illegally detained by the village commission for three days and three nights. They all encountered cruel beatings and torture. Sun Yuqiu was forced to watch her daughter being tortured in public. At the same time, Ms. Sun and her husband were also threatened by the officials and forced to pay over 2,000 yuan. After suffering all kinds of serious physical and mental torture, Ms. Sun was released, but by that time she was already in a coma. She died 9 days after she went home. The murderers who persecuted Dafa practitioners include Liu Xuxin, Liu Zhiqiang, Zhang Shaoyong, Yang Yongzhong, Yang Guizhong, Ding Shiguo, Zhang Yuqing and Su Xiuhua.

    Ms. Zhang Xiuhua was 80 years old and lived in Changle County, Weifang City, Shandong Providence. She began to practice Falun Dafa in 1995 and became very healthy both mentally and physically. After the persecution of Falun Gong began on July 20, 1999, she was arrested, harassed, threatened and detained over a two-year period. Due to this intense pressure, her old illnesses relapsed, and in July 2001 she passed away.

    Mr. Shao Yaming was 66 years old and retired from the Baoding Prison of Hebei Province. Before he practiced Falun Dafa, he was in very poor health and had a very serious skin problem. After starting to practice in 1995, he became very healthy. On April 25, 1999 he went to Beijing to appeal for Dafa and to clarify the truth. After July 22, 1999 when the CCP started to persecute Falun Dafa, he once again went to Beijing to validate the Fa. Police officials and other authorities attempted to arrest him, so he was forced to leave his home. Later the police and other officials coerced his family to call him back, and he was arrested on the way home. His house was ransacked, and all of his Dafa books were confiscated. Shao Yaming was constantly harassed during the last 6 years. The 610 authorities and police officials came regularly to his house to hound him. As a result, Mr. Shao lost his cultivation environment and the mental pressure caused his physical condition to get worse and worse. Because of this continual harassment, he passed away in May 2005. His colleagues said that if they had allowed him to practice Falun Dafa, he would not have died at all. Before Mr. Shau passed away, he asked other practitioners to post his solemn declaration and his statement of resignation from the CCP.

    Mr. Liu Aichen was a 60-year-old practitioner living in Nanxule Village, Zanhuang County, Hebei Province. He started to practice Falun Dafa in1996. After the persecution began on July 20, 1999, Mr. Liu walked between 30 and 40 miles to the provincial hall, passing through the patrols, in order to appeal for the rights of Falun Gong practitioners. Because he was deprived of a safe environment to practice Falun Gong and maintain his health, he died on December 21, 2004 from stomach cancer.

    Mr. Kang Anrong was a Dafa practitioner who was approximately 60 years old and lived in Zhonghua Village, Huagong Town, Mengzhou City, Henan Province. In the winter of 1999, he was arrested in his city. They took off his coat and handcuffed him to a tree until his family paid 2,000 yuan for his release. He passed away in 2002.


    People Awaken to the Truth


    Kind Gesture From A Being Who Has Awoken

    (Clearwisdom.net) There is a man I recently ran into when I was spreading the Fa. Over the years he has been closely following Falun Gong's situation. Whenever he received truth-clarification material, he read it carefully and kept it in a safe place. After reading the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, not only did he withdraw from the Party, he also persuaded his family members to do the same.

    A few days ago, I lent the book Zhuan Falun to him. After reading it for a few days, he quit his addiction to smoking that had lasted for several decades. He himself felt that it was miraculous.

    Today, he gave me 100 yuan and asked me to pass it to practitioners who are responsible for making truth-clarification material. He said, "I know Falun Gong doesn't have money. The money you used to make truth-clarification material has been gathered through practitioners' frugality." He told me that he had read in a flyer that some practitioners earned money by selling pickles in winter so they could make truth-clarification materials. They endured so much hardship and it was certainly not easy. Now that he understood the preciousness of Falun Dafa, he also wanted to make a contribution so that more people could understand the truth.

    Although it's not a great deal of money, this is a kind gesture from a being who has awoken and it shows his love for Falun Dafa.


    Many Predestined People Are Eager to Practice Falun Dafa

    (Clearwisdom.net)

    As the immense force of Teacher's Fa-rectification progresses, Falun Dafa practitioners are making an all-out effort to clarify the truth. The world's people are responding by awakening. Recently, in fact, many people have taken up the practice of Falun Dafa and become new practitioners.

    I'm a teacher by profession. After listening to my truth-clarification, many of my students have asked for Falun Dafa books, while others have waited in line for their turn to read them. Because my students are always reading my books, I have to study the Fa online from the book that is available on the Internet. A while ago, about a dozen students had come to me at various times to learn Falun Dafa, but we faced some difficulties. First, these students were about to graduate, so the time we had together was limited. Second, the students did not have an environment in which to practice the exercises. Third, the book Zhuan Falun was an extremely rare commodity. Several students promised to return after graduation next year in order to learn Falun Dafa. Six students insisted that they learn Falun Dafa immediately.

    I played Teacher's exercise instruction VCD for them and taught them the exercises. They said that it's not a good idea for them to practice the standing exercises, but that they could practice the exercises when they went home for vacation. At night, when they were in the dormitory, they could let down the mosquito net around the bed and practice meditation or study the Fa inside. I was moved by their great desire to obtain the Fa.

    Under Teacher's kind protection and with the help of fellow practitioners, the severe shortage of Falun Dafa books was resolved, and we obtained two copies of the book Zhuan Falun. Later, some practitioners at a truth-clarification material site printed the book, and we therefore obtained an additional three copies from them.

    Let us keep Teacher's words in our hearts and strive to do the three things even better than before.

    "Gather up and rescue the beings that you are to save! Have righteous thoughts and righteous actions, dissolve all hindrances, and spread the facts widely. Divine beings are among men." (From "To the European Fa Conference in Stockholm")


    Practitioners Worldwide Share How They Found Dafa


    Though I was Born in South Asia, I Found My Spiritual Path in the USA

    (Clearwisdom.net) I would like to share my cultivation experiences and how I came to learn about Falun Dafa. Although I am South Asian, I have lived in the U.S. since the age of 9.

    I have been deaf since birth. I come from a Hindu family but I was not interested in practicing it because I felt it was too complicated. I tended to like things simple, plus I was a rebellious daughter. My mother became more spiritual after her divorce. She tried to encourage me to read spiritual books and choose a path. I was reluctant, thinking the world was more "practical" and I was fascinated with everyday things.

    I went through several years of hardships, emotionally and financially, and then eventually became interested in finding a spiritual path. I went to few different churches but they had different beliefs and also I felt the teachings were superficial. I read a few spiritual books based on enlightened people's past lectures. There was one particular teacher that I liked but unfortunately, he already left this dimension 60 years ago. I was disappointed as I wished for a teacher and some guidance. I felt that merely reading spiritual books and trying to improve one's life alone were not enough; it's like groping in the dark. To my discouragement I also found that this teacher's retreat classes cost money and plus I was not sure if his disciples who took over were that enlightened or "trustworthy" for me to follow. I then sighed and became resigned, thinking it was not going to happen in this lifetime and prayed it would happen in the next lifetime--until one year later.

    I had never heard of Falun Dafa at all until my co-worker mentioned it. Upon reading the e-mail from my co-worker and seeing the word, "Falun Dafa," I got excited. I knew there was something spiritual about it. But to my disappointment upon arriving at the meeting it was only an exercise demonstration and there was no sign-language interpreter. So I left in the middle of the meeting. It never crossed my mind to wait after the meeting to ask the speaker about it. One month later, the opportunity came for people to learn the exercises and I immediately jumped on it. Looking back, I realize it was predestined because I had worked at this company for seven years and never heard of it and also I had seen my co-worker, who taught me the exercises, around my company building. After I started practicing, she announced her retirement one year later. I'm glad I immediately grabbed this opportunity.

    Two weeks after learning the exercises, I bought Zhuan Falun and started reading that night. However, in contrast to people's articles stating how excited they became from reading the book, I did not feel that way. Most probably it was due to the fact I had read many other spiritual books and what Teacher Li said was in many ways very similar. But, when I read the part about many living beings being formed in a practitioner's body, I thought it was "far out." Nevertheless, in few weeks, I obtained the Fa.

    When I read in one of Master Li's articles about how we should pay attention to what is happening around us, I realized I should pay attention to what people--especially my husband says to me. For example, one time I had a desire to watch this particular movie but it was difficult to find. My husband suggested that we watch another movie instead, but I wasn't interested. He said to me, "You're only interested in this movie because it is popular and many people are watching it." I quickly recalled in Zhuan Falun: "Of course, you should not follow what is going on in society. How can that be allowed?" I immediately let go of this attachment.

    Although I am deaf, nothing stops me from what I want to do. I cannot hear the exercise music but I find other ways. In group practice, I ask one of the practitioners to tap me on the shoulder when it is time to change position. After practicing for several months, I get the feel of "movement rhythm" and once in a while I open my eyes to peek as to whether my movements are in sync with others. When practicing alone, I use the clock for exercises two and five, and view the exercise demonstration on a computer for one, three, and four.

    My Husband

    A few months after practicing, I got a photo of Master Li. Immediately upon arriving home, I replaced a spiritual teacher's photo with Master Li's picture. One hour later, at dinnertime, my husband commented that he sensed something different in the environment and that it felt more vibrant, but he couldn't figure out what it was. He turned and saw Master Li's picture. My fellow practitioner told me that my husband has a good foundation and should grab this opportunity to practice.

    With my suggestion, my husband started practicing. After two months, he suddenly developed severe back pain. Unfortunately he did not enlighten to it, even after my explained the teachings to him. He asked for my help, so I massaged his back for a bit. The pain, however, did not dissipate until three weeks later, and by the time he got well, he had already stopped practicing because he was unable to bend at all to do the exercises. It took him at least 7 minutes to just get up from the sofa. He then used that excuses that he was not able to comprehend the book and that it was hard. He also kept saying he did not have time.

    I knew one should not give up and sentient beings should be saved, especially those who are "savable." From time to time I continued to explain the teachings to him bit by bit. I got an idea and bought a book, a modern English version. That evening, when my husband arrived home, I showed the book to him and said he could try and see if he could understand it better. He got upset and the first thing he said was "Why are you always wasting money? You insisted on buying other books last year but they're still sitting on the bookshelf" I replied, "I wasn't a practitioner last year and Dafa always comes first in one's life."

    However, I felt he did want to go back to practicing from the hints he gave me, but he was unable to find time. For instance, one evening, we were playing a board game, and it was his turn. He drew a card from the board. The card question said "Is there something in your life that you should be doing but have not done?" He pondered and said he felt he should go back to practicing. I was surprised, but pleased to hear that.

    His job took him two hours to commute each way, plus he often brought work home in the evening. It was difficult for him to find time. I still did not give up and had hope. One day the opportunity arrived. My husband was telling me how his boss was so happy with his performance that he gave him a brand new computer and his own office--a room with a door. I then suggested that he practice at lunch time in his office and read the book on the train. He immediately took up the idea. Now, he has been practicing for a few weeks and he says he understands the modern English version a bit better.

    I used to have a bad temper and was sharp-tongued, but eventually I overcame it, although I have had one or two relapses. As long as I treat myself as a practitioner though, I am able to restrain myself. I still have lot of attachments to overcome but am trying to strive forward and do the three things that Master Li asked us to do.


    Young Australian Woman Finds the Meaning of Life in Falun Dafa

    (Clearwisdom.net) I was a 21-year-old woman living in Brisbane, Australia, when I first saw Falun Dafa being practiced in my local park. I was walking around in the rose garden in the park when I saw people practicing an Indian school of Yoga, Tai Chi and Falun Dafa. I thought to myself, "I have tried both Yoga and Tai Chi, I will give Falun Dafa a try." At the time I was practicing and studying Buddhism and had been very intrigued by meditation and enlightenment throughout my teenage years.

    At my first lesson of Falun Dafa, I felt a deep excitement and wonder. I really wanted to learn the exercises quickly and well so that I could practice without guidance at home. I bought the introductory text on the first day and read it in a few days. Then I bought the main text the next week. The thing that touched me initially about the teachings of Falun Dafa was the emphasis on cultivating one's Xinxing that is, improving ones heart and moral character. This to me, was the truth and essence I felt all religions and spiritual practices were trying to achieve and master. At that point I thought to myself, " I'll practice Falun Dafa earnestly for 6 months and see what happens." Less than one month later, I knew I would be practicing Falun Dafa for the rest of my life.

    Teacher Li Hongzhi asks his student to sincerely look within one's heart to find where one should improve oneself. He asks his students to be kind to others in all respects and under all circumstances. This to me is the meaning of life.


    Although it has never been easy to achieve, I have however noticed huge changes in myself since practicing Falun Dafa. For example, I now try to use Zhen, Shan, Ren (Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance) as my guiding law when facing any problems. This has eliminated confusion in my life. I now value other people's opinions and have more respect for the lives of others, even if I don't understand them, or if they hurt or insult me. When I study Falun Dafa, I am constantly being reminded to be unselfish, patient and kind to others.


    Practitioners Exchange Insights and Experiences


    Do the Three Things Well and Be a Qualified Young Dafa Disciple

    (Clearwisdom.net) I'm a young Dafa disciple from Nongan County, Jilin Province. I'm ten years old. I have studied the Fa with my family since early childhood. When I was too young to read, I only listened to the Fa and recited Hong Yin.

    In 1999, Master and Dafa were wronged and persecuted by the Jiang scoundrel regime. To validate Dafa, my mother went to Beijing to appeal. Before she left, I told her: "If you see Master, please remember to mention that other people in our family also practice." Mom left and I was very happy thinking: This time Master also knows that I'm a young Dafa disciple. I was 5 years old and thought Mom would see Master.

    I knew that Mom was doing a great thing, so I was very obedient at home. Later I heard that Mom and Grandmother and other fellow practitioners were arrested on the way, and were detained and persecuted in the local detention center. I was very sad and I cried. Mom and Grandmother went on hunger strike and they were released two weeks later. At Grandmothers' home, when I saw my mother, I did not run to her like a child of an ordinary person. All the people were looking at me, and I calmly approached Mom and told her: "I did not let Dafa down."

    With the progress of Master's Fa rectification, it becomes more and more urgent for Dafa disciples to validate Dafa. I became more diligent and I studied Fa, practiced the exercises, clarified the truth, and sent forth righteous thoughts with my family. I am an active child, and I know that Master is protecting me every moment. When my family is studying Master's articles, I can recite them after listening several times, and I also practice the exercises when my family practices.

    Once, on the way to school, I suddenly had a stomachache. I put down my schoolbag and sat on the roadside and sent forth righteous thoughts. I was OK after a while. At school I clarified the truth about Dafa to all my classmates, and handed out truth-clarifying flyers and pamphlets to my teacher. I also helped some of my classmates to quit the Young Pioneers, and gave them bookmarks and cards with the words: "Falun Dafa is Good."

    The school raises a flag every week, and I stand in the front row. We are required to raise our right hand in front of the Communist flag, but I am a Dafa disciple and will do this. I recited "Falun Dafa Hao" silently and felt my neck with my right hand. After I mentioned this to Mom, she told me to send forth righteous thoughts. I sent forth righteous thoughts to stop the flag raising and told my classmates to stop singing the Communist anthem. Since then, they quit holding the flag ceremony.

    I listen to one tape of Master's Fa lectures every day. One time, I wanted to play so I fast-forwarded the tape. When I talked with Mom, she said that Master told us: cultivation is serious and that our every thought is known by Master. I cried and Mom asked me why. I told her about the mistake of fast-forwarding the tape. Mom told me very seriously: "Immediately confess your wrongdoing to Master." I told Master that I would never do that again and that I want to be a qualified Dafa disciple. That night Mom had a dream in which she saw me falling from a house and she went to catch me but failed and I fell down to the ground and stood up with smile. I realized that, although I made a mistake, if I stood up after falling, Master still accepts me as a disciple.

    On the path of validating the Fa, I will be more diligent and do the three things well and be a qualified young disciple.


    Five Years of Steadfast Belief Despite Inhuman Persecution (Part I)

    (Clearwisdom.net) For the past five years, I endured mentally and physically through an unprecedented and inhuman persecution that did not give any reprieve. The three years of suffering at Masanjia Forced Labor Camp is almost impossible to describe in words. Because I validated the Fa and shouted, "Falun Dafa is great," I was locked up eight times in a small confinement cell, where the persecution intensified significantly. Because of the long-term torture method with the iron tiger bench, my buttocks were putrid and raw to the bones and my weight loss was from 80 kg. (176 lbs.) to less than 40 kg. (88 lbs.).

    I wish to tell a fraction of the suffering I experienced, so kind-hearted people can get a better understanding of the persecution Dafa practitioners are suffering for holding on to their belief in "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance." My experience will show how the evil party persecutes Falun Dafa and its practitioners.

    1. Appealing for Dafa in Beijing

    During the afternoon of January 17, 1999, I was fortunate to come across Falun Dafa. I found a practice site and group study site in March 1999. I lived by Teacher's principles, looked within when I was settled with a problem and treated others kindly. I was always happy.

    After July 20, 1999, Jiang Zemin began the inhuman crackdown and persecution of those who follow the principles "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance." Fellow practitioners and I decided to go to Beijing to speak the truth of Falun Dafa. A week later, my family brought me back against my will. In October 2000, I went to Beijing again. At Tiananmen Square, a policewomen forcibly arrested me, and a policeman put me into detention in Beijing. Then, policemen from the Xingcheng Wenquan local police station cuffed my hands behind my back, took me back home, and illegally detained me for 15 days. I gained my freedom on December 13.

    On New Year's Day of 2001, I went again to Tiananmen to validate the Fa and tell people that Falun Dafa is unjustly persecuted. I was arrested by police on Tiananmen Square and sent to a prison in Beijing. That day, too many practitioners were arrested, and the prison could not hold them. Therefore, some practitioners and I were transferred to Changping Prison in Beijing.

    Not knowing what was awaiting any us, be it life or death, Dafa practitioners held firm faith in Teacher and Dafa and shouted all the way: "Falun Dafa is great! Falun Dafa is the righteous law! Restore Teacher's innocence!"

    2. Facing the Persecution at Changping Prison in Beijing

    Changping Prison in Beijing is a newly built large prison. Every cell was filled beyond normal capacity with Dafa practitioners. No one organized any truth clarification activity, but all practitioners shouted in unison, "Falun Dafa is great! Falun Dafa is the righteous law..." Every practitioner's heart and trust in Dafa and Teacher was so pure and righteous that my tears kept flowing from my eyes, and my heart felt the sacredness of what we were doing. In this secluded and evil place, the pure, harmonious and merciful field of Dafa practitioners was displayed. This was the grand gift of Buddha law.

    Because practitioners were brought in all afternoon long, some practitioners were taken to other locations. I was taken to another cell. At night, we studied the Fa and practiced the exercises together. There were many policemen and policewomen in the corridor. We were separated by an iron gate from the police. Kind-hearted Dafa practitioners continuously compassionately explained the truth to them, although harm was only an arms-length away. We told them to remember that Dafa is good. A policeman said: "If I learn it, I will not be jailed like you." I told him, "Some practitioners are also from the police force, but were arrested for appealing for Dafa." He was not afraid! I had seen in truth-clarification material from Beijing that plainclothes police were arresting practitioners. I saw that two plainclothes policemen had a Dafa practitioner in police uniform between them. Remembering that, I took truth-clarification material from my pocket and handed it to him. He gladly accepted it.

    On the second day, ten practitioners and I were sent to the local Donggaodi Police Station in Fengtai District. They then took us to Fengtai Detention Center, where they took photos of us. The police made us stand outdoors in the morning, afternoon and evening and would not allow us to wear warm clothes. No matter what time of the day or night, they tried to "transform," practitioners by using physical punishment. We did not cooperate and went on a hunger strike to demand unconditional release.

    3. Face Burned by Police with Lighter

    In the afternoon of the sixth day, police officers forced me to squat between two cabinets and against the wall. One officer sat on a chair, put his legs on mine and pushed down. He did not allow me to get up, tightly held my hair, and bumped my head against both cabinets and the wall, which made me loose a lot of hair. Then the officers changed the torture method. They started to hit my face, eyes and forehead. I suffered severe pain when they violently attacked me. I did not make any noise despite the pain. I endured with a peaceful and calm heart.

    Once the policemen realized that their methods had no effect on me, they began to burn my face with a cigarette lighter and cigarette butts. This immediately produced many burn blisters on my face. The skin was burning and the pain was unendurable. My eyelashes, fine hair, eyebrows and hair were all burned. Even today, one can still see the cigarette burn scars on my face. I remained calm and unmoved. The policemen wickedly bellowed, "Do you know that we have received notification from the highest office (Jiang's regime) that we will not be held responsible if we kill Falun Gong practitioners? Their deaths will be counted as suicides." Despite facing atrocities, intimidation and threats, I was not moved. Teacher told us: "By having your heart unaffected you will be able to handle all situations." (Essentials for Further Advancement II) The evil could not affect me. It was winter and very cold. The evil grabbed every opportunity to attack us. Whenever our thoughts were not righteous the evil took advantage of it. The only method that would sustain me through this was reciting the Fa ceaselessly to strengthen my righteous thoughts. Thus human notions and the external environment could no longer affect me.

    The perpetrators were utterly confused. Therefore, they attempted to destroy my will through subtle means. They took me outdoors, forced me to stand in the cold wind, pulled off my clothes and let me stand in my underwear. They poured cold water down my neck and scraped me with a wooden board. After a while, they touched my clothes to see if they were frozen. Then they dragged me inside, and hit my body and legs with wooden clubs. After that, they took a wooden club and pressed my neck towards the clothes cabinets. In desperation I pushed them aside with both hands. The police then slapped my face from both sides, and poured water on my face. The icy-cold water splashed my face and made my entire body wet.

    4. Hypocrisy

    In the still of the night it is lonely and cold, and the evil has the ability to put enormous pressure on people. But my heart was strong and tranquil, because I am a Dafa disciple. Teacher said:

    "But although you can't see me in person, as long as you practice cultivation, I'm actually right by your side. And as long as you practice cultivation, I can be responsible for you all the way to the end; what's more, I'm looking after you every single moment." ("Teaching the Fa in New York City," from Falun Buddha Fa - Lectures in the United States),

    and "...with the master and the Fa here what is there to fear?" ("Lecture in Sydney")

    Several policemen arrived to continue the torture. They tickled my armpits and body to see if I reacted to it. Facing such depravity, I still looked at them calmly and held no hatred or resentment in my heart. I did not laugh, therefore those villains said, "This elderly lady does not fear being tickled." After saying that, they shamelessly pulled my clothes off and left me in my underwear standing barefooted on the ice. It was snowing, I was wearing socks, and the socks became wet from the ice. Not surprisingly to me, these villains were freezing although they wore warm overcoats. They felt so cold that they covered the ears with their hands and walked back and forth to keep warm.

    The next day, they took turns trying to brainwash and threaten me. They said: "Only you remain now. We will send you to a remote area. If you are tortured to death, it will be considered suicide." Even at night, they continued to harass me, "We must have your address, even if we have to pry it out of your mouth." I calmly replied, "It's not that I do not want to go home, or purposely confound you, but Jiang is carrying out an implication policy. I do not want to bring problems to all my local government agencies." After seeing that neither soft nor hard methods made a dent in my resolve to not share personal information with them, the police became speechless.

    At dark, a policeman found a way to trick me into revealing personal information: "We will leave you alone now. I will pay from out of my pocket to send you to the train station. You can go home!" I told him I had no relatives in Beijing, and he did not need to give me money. I asked, "Please let me use the telephone, I'll wait for my relatives to pick me up." At 11:00 p.m., they told me that my relatives had arrived. I believed it, and went with them. I got into the car, but did not see my relatives, and the car was traveling in the wrong direction. The police had tricked me. The car was in an accident and could not go very far, because it was snowing heavily. When I got out of the car, I saw that we were at the Xingcheng Office in Beijing. The police cuffed my hands. I realized that I had been caught off guard. Later my relatives told me that police detained them also.

    5. Brainwashing in Masanjia, the Den of Evil

    After I returned to Xingcheng, the local police station detained me in a detention center for ten days. After returning home, I continued to clarify the truth and validate Dafa. Alas, someone reported me when I was giving out truth-clarification VCDs one day. Staff from the Chengdong local police station ransacked my home, took my photos, and confiscated Dafa books, cassettes and Teacher's photo. They arrested me, detained me for eight days and then sent me to Masanjia, the den of evil, for further persecution.

    At Masanjia Forced Labor Camp, guard Dai Yuhong took me to the storeroom. Several collaborators were there. Dai Yuhong spoke to them and then left. These former practitioners turned collaborators began to bombard me with evil things they had enlightened to, and distorted Dafa truths. Teacher said in "A Suggestion,"

    "As Dafa disciples, what you should do in the current situation is clarify the truth to the world's people and expose the evil, thereby safeguarding Dafa. Your own improvement and Consummation are part of this process. Those who do the so-called 'reform' work, too, are people who have been deceived. Why not turn the tables and expose the evil and clarify the truth to them? I suggest that all students who they are trying to forcefully reform (this excludes those who haven't been taken away for reform) expose the evil and clarify the truth to those people who are doing the reform work, and tell them about the cause and effect relationship of 'good and evil always have consequences.' It is the evil that is afraid of people knowing the truth of the situation, not Dafa disciples." (Essentials for Further Advancement II)

    I tried to help them by explaining what was incorrect and how to conform to Teacher's Fa. I told them to firmly practice, no matter how rough and taxing it became. I compassionately told them not to give up ten of thousands years of waiting! I wanted them to know that it is difficult to gain the right law and to meet the right teacher. Teacher told us "...not to lose it easily just because you have obtained it easily" (Zhuan Falun).

    During the brainwashing, the villains not only tried to destroy me mentally by barraging me with evil theories that slander Teacher and the Fa, but also tortured me physically. I was forced to squat or stand for long periods of time, deprived of sleep for many nights, and I was kept in isolation. Besides the camp guards, I could only meet with the collaborators. I was almost completely isolated from the outside world. Steadfast practitioners were not allowed to talk or have contact with each other and were supervised by the collaborators. In order to achieve their evil goal, the unscrupulous camp staff used all kinds of despicable torture methods. They pulled off all my upper body clothes, but due to my resistance, they were unable to pull off my pants. They dragged me outdoors, forced me to kneel down for a long time, and carry a stool on my head with a basin of water on the stool. The collaborators read the written "transformation" statement to me. I tried my best to hold my fist tightly and refused to sign. The collaborators put the statement in front of me, and threatened that they would keep me on my knees until I signed.

    Guard Dai Yuhong was in charge of my persecution. Dai gave Teacher's image to the detestable collaborators. The collaborators even tried to make me step on Teacher's image. When I bent down to hold Teacher's image in both hands, they tried to take it from me and ripped it. Dai Yuhong took out another Teacher's image and ordered the collaborators to make me sit on it. When I struggled and refused to sit down, they pushed me down unexpectedly and put the image into my pants. I used all my strength to break loose and quickly took out Teacher's image. The villains turned vicious and made me sit on the iron pipe. I lost count as to how many times they slapped my face. Dai said finally in an evil and sadistic tone to stop beating me and let me go to work!

    For a period of time, they changed their malicious tricks and tried lies to deceive me. Several collaborators claimed that everyone knew that I had been "transformed." They claimed that my "transformation" statement was read to everyone and published on Internet. They even sang the so-called "transformation song." I told them that I negated all they had to say.

    In December, we moved to a new building. I was allocated to the fifth unit. The leader of this section was a guard with the surname Sun. I was forced to listen to slanderous words daily. I refused and told them that they were making foolish remarks, and I did not allow them to defame Teacher. I refused to listen to their obnoxious words and got ready to leave. The collaborators held on to me tightly and did not allow me to move. During the daily brainwashing, several collaborators took me to the back area and held me tightly. I treated them mercifully and with kindness.

    We had gone to Beijing to validate the Fa despite immense pressure, and had let go of life and death. To counterbalance the injustice Teacher and Dafa encountered, we wanted people to have a correct understanding of Dafa. We were taken to Masanjia and persecuted because we wanted to validate the Fa and not be "transformed." I refused to listen to the deception and lies. The collaborators did not allow me to talk and forced me to listen to their slanderous words. The minute they did not pay attention, I left the room. They made me squat, and tried to intimidate me. They told me belligerently, "What place do you think this is? Do you think this place will allow you to act like that?"

    6. Heavy Discipline and Being Locked in a Small Confinement Cell

    Prison guard Sun ordered two of the brainwashed people to take me to a small cell, force me to sit on a very narrow and short stool, stretch out two arms and cuff both my hands to the iron pipes beside the stool. I was locked in the confinement cell like this for about a month, until the Chinese New Year. Another guard named Zhang Yan took over the leadership and allowed me to join in the Chinese New Year celebration. I told him that I refused to participate in any kind of study. In the afternoon, brigade chief Qiu Ping took me out of the small cell and sent me to first floor for heavy discipline. In fact, I spent the rest of my detention under heavy discipline in a small cell.

    To achieve their goal, the villains tried everything possible to break Dafa practitioners firmness and faith in Teacher and Dafa. For a while, they had me meet with people who had not been "transformed," but did not have a clear understanding of the Fa. They used all means to have me compromise and not resist. Seeing fellow practitioners on the verge of enlightening on an evil path, I was very sad and anxious. At lunch-time, I shouted: "Fellow practitioners, we are illegally detained. Do not be affected by the evil, and do not cooperate with the evil. We should firmly practice Dafa and be unmoved in our resolve, firmly practice Dafa and follow Teacher." Consequently, some "transformed" people dragged me out of the cafeteria, covered my mouth and stopped me from shouting. From that time on, the lawless people no longer allowed me to eat in the cafeteria.

    One morning, guard Zhang Yan came at the time when I was reciting the Fa. Zhang Yan asked me why I did not get up to greet her. I told her that I had not greeted anyone here. She wickedly said, "I'll cuff your hands and only unlock it once a day." After dinner, when I was working, Zhang Yan came and told me, "Do you still remember my words from this morning?" She did not allow me to respond and cuffed my hands to the heating pipe. During the first three days, Zhang Yan came daily to unlock the handcuffs in the morning and let me use the toilet. She did not come at noon or night. I was cuffed in this position continuously. Nobody inquired about me. Then, Zhang Yan disappeared for three days. I was cuffed to the heating pipe during all that time.

    I was not given any food and water during those six days, and I became emaciated. Someone saw me and said that my appearance terrified people. The brigade chief Qiu told me that they would unlock the handcuffs three times a day and let me eat. Because I was cuffed to the heating pipe and had stood for a long time, my legs and feet were very swollen. They did not allow me to sit down. Once, when I had taken a stool to sit on, Zhang Yan came running in and told me viciously "Who told you to sit down?" I told her that my feet were swollen because I had stood for such a long time and asked her, "Can't I sit down to have a rest?" Guard Zhang told people who monitored me to take away the stool and said some slanderous words.

    I recited Teacher's article "The Chill of Autumn's Winds,"

    "The evil ones should think twice about their flagrant savagery,
    When Heaven and Earth are bright again, down to the boiling cauldron they go;
    Punches and kicks do little to change people's hearts,
    Violent winds usher in an autumn with even harsher chill."

    (Essentials for Further Advancement II)

    Zhang asked who would go into the boiling cauldron. I said whoever persecuted Dafa and Dafa practitioners would go into the boiling cauldron. Zhang Yan was speechless. She left angrily, did not open the handcuffs or let me use the toilet. In the morning, the guards forced us to do physical exercises. I refused! Zhang Yan asked me why. I told her that I only do the five Falun Gong exercises. Because I don't practice anything else, I wouldn't do the exercises they wanted me to do.

    One morning, I talked with others. Zhang Yan yelled from outside the window that I was not permitted to talk. I began to recite the Fa. A little while later, Zhang Yan came to stop me from reciting the Fa, and cuffed my hands to the iron pipe next to the bed. Zhang Yan cruelly held my hands against the iron pipe, I was so tired and my face was wet with sweat. Zhang Yan also ordered several people to monitor me and cover my mouth. I ignored her and continued to recite the Fa. I refused to compromise. Zhang Yan then stuffed my mouth with socks and pinched my nose. I was unable to breathe. The guards believed that this would stop me from reciting the Fa. However, the supernatural and grand Buddha Law does not allow the evildoers to use low means to change steadfast Dafa practitioners' convictions in their great and merciful Teacher and Dafa. All their efforts were useless. Teacher said in "Coercion Cannot Change People's Hearts."

    Zhang Yan yelled for helpers and a group of the camp personnel came. This time they cuffed both of my hands together behind my back and then to the iron rails of the bed. They then covered my mouth with toilet paper and cruelly slapped my face twice. Blood dripped out of my mouth corners. There were many torturing me, pinching my nose and covering my mouth. I almost choked. Zhang Yan ordered people to insult me. They maliciously defamed Teacher and Dafa and spoke hoodlum and dirty language. Zhang Yan found a cassette player to play evil recordings. I begged Teacher to strengthen me and continued to recite the Fa to negate the persecution. The cassette player did not work. Zhang Yan then brought people who read it towards me. I did not listen, but recited the Fa. Zhang Yan pinched my nose and stuffed my mouth with a towel. I did not cooperate. Therefore, she desperately clutched my cheeks with her hands. My cheek flesh was broken and I could not eat for several days.

    After dinner, I was reciting the Fa when Zhang Yan came into the room. She said, "Don't do that when I come in." I asked what does it do when I recite the Fa? The guards said, "You don't recite when I come." I ignored them. Zhang Yan saw that I was unmoved. Consequently, she cuffed my hands behind my back and to the bed. I then began a hunger strike to protest the illegal persecution.

    On the fifth day of the hunger strike, the evildoers began to force-feed me and inject fluids. I did not cooperate and told them that this was not how to resolve the problem, but another way of persecution. They tied my feet to the bed, pulled my arms apart, cuffed my hands to the angle-iron rails on each side of the bed, and let a big fellow sit on my feet to hold me down so I could not move. Then they inserted the tube to force-feed me with rice flour and salty water, and charged me 30 yuan for each force-feeding. It went on, and on the ninth day, a commissar came to the yard. I said to him: "The ways Zhang Yan behaves shows clearly that your Masanjia is full of evil."


    On July 20, Practitioners Cooperate County-wide and Effectively Suffocate the Evil

    (Clearwisdom.net) A few days before July 20, 2005, the five-year anniversary of the start of the persecution, the head of the 610 Office of our county's Political and Legislative Affairs Committee led people to two practitioners' homes to harass them. They claimed that they were acting under the orders of their superiors, to intimidate Dafa practitioners.

    Over the past few years, every time certain sensitive dates approach, the 610 Office and the county police monitor and ransack practitioners' homes, intensify the patrol on the streets, and check bus and train stations. This year, they came again to intimidate Dafa practitioners using the excuse of searching for copies of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and other "anti-Communist Party" materials. Our practitioners enlightened to the understanding that the evil communist spirit was going to completely collapse and dissolve soon and that we should definitely not allow it to do evil any more. Therefore, we discussed the situation and decided that we could not wait any more and that we should go ahead and eliminate the rampant arrogance, suffocate the evil and offer salvation to sentient beings.

    Therefore, Dafa practitioners throughout the entire county cooperated as one body. Some practitioners prepared signs and banners, and some wrapped truth clarification materials as red gift packets with plastic covers. Then, practitioners bought various colors of silk cloth to make big banner with 5 smaller scrolls on two sides. We made hundreds of banners and scrolls and bought ten packs of red, yellow and green paper. We also bought other materials for posting Dafa messages on electricity poles and walls.

    Some of large banners read, "The whole world knows that Falun Dafa is good" and other banners said, "Respect human rights and stop the persecution," among other messages. Other banners and scrolls also had contents to promote Dafa and save sentient beings. The red paper mainly contained information about quitting the Chinese Communist Party and its affiliated organizations. The green paper notices mainly had sentences such as, "Punish Jiang Zemin," "Bring Jiang Zemin, Luo Gan, Liu Jing and Zhou Yongkang to Justice," etc. Also, several days before July 20, we asked more practitioners to send forth righteous thoughts to eliminate all the evil factors that were responsible for the intensified surveillance of Dafa practitioners; and also to dissolve all the dark minions and rotten ghosts that would interfere with this Fa-rectification activity.

    The two hills facing each other on the two sides of our county are good locations for people to do exercises and recreational activities. Every morning, people walk up the hills and gather, and thus these two spots were the focus of the evil's attention, with a great deal of surveillance personnel around the area.

    After 10 p.m. on July 19, Dafa practitioners county-wide cooperated with each other and started to take action: hanging banners, posting notices, distributing truth-clarification materials and sending forth righteous thoughts at home. It took practitioners several hours to finish the work and most practitioners didn't go back home until 2-3 a.m., early in the morning. Everything went smoothly and none of us ran into any monitoring or patrolling people.

    On the morning of July 20, when people came to the top of the hills to exercise, they saw the 6-meter-long big banner and large golden yellow scrolls hanging in the wind, and read aloud, "The whole world knows Falun Dafa is good," "Respect human rights and stop the persecution," etc.

    The director of the People's Congress Committee and the deputy director of the police department went there. One section official said, "The more severe the persecution, the more Falun Gong thrives and it spreads everywhere." The deputy director of the police department said with a sigh, "This really looks as strong as grass, 'wildfire could not destroy it and it flourishes again with the breath of spring wind'!"

    We would like to do the three things well that Master Li tells us to do to, together with the Dafa practitioners around the world, and fulfill our sacred vows that we have made in prehistory. We hope we will not let down Master Li's graciousness and sentient beings' expectations, and together we will greet the beautiful future when the Fa rectifies the human world.


    Phone Calls from Overseas Practitioners Frighten Evildoers and Have a Great Impact

    (Clearwisdom.net) Since the persecution started, we have persisted in reaching the international community through the Minghui/Clearwisdom website, exposing how the evil tries to destroy Dafa and persecutes practitioners. Because we quickly and truthfully exposed the evil, and overseas practitioners sent pure righteous thoughts and timely support by making calls, sending emails and regular mail, those participating in the persecution feel the power of Dafa and as a result, they restrain their wicked deeds.

    At the end of last year, after we exposed the evildoer Yao on the website, when "brainwashing" and persecuting practitioners, he mentions, "these days I have been busy with receiving phone calls from overseas, including the US and Canada." He also tried to argue, "I didn't persecute Falun Gong myself, I am just hired to work."

    Last year, after we exposed a village head in a certain area who reported Dafa practitioners, the overseas phone calls kept coming in. His family members were worried and regretted that he became an accomplice in persecuting good people. After news about this incident was spread, even policemen knew that whatever they do, they need to know that the world is watching them. In addition, local practitioners also strengthened our efforts to clarify the truth, and now our local environment has greatly improved.

    One police station in Inner Mongolia illegally arrested a practitioner working at a school. After this case was exposed, overseas practitioners called the police chief's home urging him not to do bad things any more. His wife received phone calls and asked, "Did they arrest the practitioner? I heard they decided not to arrest them. I surely will tell him not to do bad things any more." When I got a chance to chat with the phone operators, they said they were afraid of receiving phone calls about Falun Gong because they didn't know who could answer such phone calls and no one would want to get into trouble. Even ordinary policemen didn't want to monitor Falun Gong practitioners any more, as they didn't feel right about persecuting Falun Gong.

    In addition, some companies' fax machines and message centers kept printing copies of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, sent from overseas. People are amazed at practitioners' vitality and unlimited wisdom. Some people opened their mailbox and found that they had received many truth-clarifying materials from overseas. Practitioners tried many different means to save or wake up people whose minds have been closed and indifferent for a long time.

    I learned that many Chinese people received truth-clarification phone calls at home or at their workplace, including direct calls from people or recorded messages. I feel that they truly want to listen to this information and want to know what it is all about. They just felt a bit surprised that people knew their phone numbers.

    The main shortcoming is that there are still not enough phone calls coming from overseas. Truth clarification phone calls indeed help frighten the evil and also help more people understand the truth.


    My Experience Clarifying the Truth on the Internet

    (Clearwisdom.net)

    One is very fortunate to obtain Dafa.

    I am often deeply touched by the Fa during recent Fa study. I don't cry like before, but a desire comes from my innermost being: I must devote my entire body and mind into the Fa, practice really diligently, to appreciate Master's enormous compassion.

    In the past, it was not possible to return to one's "home" besides joining a temple to become a monk. Prior to obtaining the Fa, I spent quite a few hours copying the Buddhist scriptures every day, recited 72 times the very difficult incantation, and also had to pray using the Buddhist couplets thousands of times. Thinking of the karma created through the generations and the debt owed, I knew it was impossible to return my origin. Therefore, when I obtained Dafa, I was so happy. But at the time, that joy was entirely based on returning to my true origin.

    I recall when I had just obtained the Fa, just after the nine-day lectures, I experienced a sickness tribulation. I had to lie in bed continuously for several days, half asleep. My whole body felt boiling hot and I unable to get out of the bed. I had only a vague awareness. However, during times of clarity, my innermost feelings were quite at peace. Master's "Cause and Effect" (Hong Yin) came to my mind then:

    It is not that it's painful on the path of cultivation,
    Karma of lifetimes and lifetimes impedes;
    Steeling the heart, eliminating karma, cultivating xinxing,
    Forever possessing a human form is a Buddha.

    I didn't dwell on the physical pain and only told myself how lucky I was to have Master taking care of me.

    2. During Fa study, I understood the mission of offering salvation to all beings

    Time went by very fast. In the past four plus years, although I staggered along, I have always hoped to be one of Master's good disciples, to be a genuine Dafa disciple during the Fa-rectification period. When I read Master's article in ("Teaching the Fa at the 2005 Canada Fa Conference")

    "Fa-rectification is to save all beings that can be saved, which includes all forms of life that are created by gods and are present in a person's main body. What's more, many people have undergone great hardships over the course of the long, drawn-out years, so how could they not be saved? Aren't humans the primary beings in the Three Realms? Don't all of the beings in the Three Realms need to be saved? Then this cultivation form as well as the foundation that the human race has laid and the suffering that it has gone through over the course of the long years of history--isn't it exactly these things that have enabled human beings to gain the greatest mighty-virtue of all time? And shouldn't these beings be deemed the most outstanding and considered first for salvation?"

    Knowing that we all came with such huge karma, I can help but wonder how fortunate we are to have our great Master's salvation. This paragraph actually made me realize that the timing is urgent, and Master's wish to save all beings is the greatest mercy. Previously when we clarified the truth to people, some wouldn't listen. Now the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party is helping to make people to think hard about these things. If it would be not enough, Master said,

    "If the CCP, while in its death throes, still tries to use different tactics to tamper with the salvation of sentient beings, then we have other ways to deal with it--the Buddha Fa is boundless!" ("Teaching the Fa at the 2005 Manhattan International Fa Conference ")

    My heart was deeply touched. How could we still waste time? How could I not be diligent?

    At present, I feel solid and joyful in my cultivation. My mind is also broadened and I feel the comfort of being a practitioner. When I couldn't do well the three things that Master asks us to do, I feel quite unhappy. I no longer pursue only the goal of my personal consummation. From Master's Fa and from the process of my clarifying the truth, I have realized the mission for my coming here. Right now the truth clarification situations are different than before. Without the evil factors' control, beings have awakened. One can sense people's kind side and their hope. They are seeking out Dafa disciples. Therefore, if a practitioner couldn't cultivate well, it is not just a matter of whether this practitioner could be saved.

    3. An Experience about Clarifying the Truth on the Internet

    Several years ago, as I recall, it was very difficult to clarify the truth on the Internet. One had to collect individual email addresses, type out the messages, and then send all the mail out. Their feedback email often attacked us viciously, and it often took one or two months to change a person's opinion and get them to accept the facts. For a time, I dared not to sleep too much because as soon as I laid down, my brain would be full of worry: when a person's misunderstanding runs so deep, what could I do? Now someone may still say something offensive, but when you tell him or her that you view them as a friend, the other party would respond in kind. He will even ask one question after another. They actually want to know and just don't dare to easily ask these questions. I realize that it is because of the huge impact of Dafa's field formed in the Three Realms, and our Dafa disciples need to make the best use of our time to clarify the truth.

    A friend I made on the Internet, after fully seeing the CCP's cruelty, posted his withdrawal statement in public and then asked me for secure software to withdraw from the CCP on the Internet. He felt that it was worthwhile to let more friends know about such an important matter. He sent me a short message, asking me to send him the Nine Commentaries so that he could let more people know about the CCP's true nature and help his friends withdraw.

    After I introduced to him the WuJie (Ultrasurf) browsing software, another Internet friend every so often would say, "I am 6.6 (his net name), it there any news? Please let me know!" Many other people also asked me for the dynamic website, inquiring about news and new software.

    I told a woman a couple of years older than me the facts about Falun Gong. She asked if I could call her. I agreed, but quite often when I called her, she was in a meeting. I learned that she actually was a high-ranking CCP official. I asked her, "You are a Party member, but you did not know about this?" She asked me eagerly. "What is it? Please tell me." After she found the truth, she was shocked and unable to accept what I told her. Through further contact and reading the Nine Commentaries, she asked me to help her entire family withdraw from the CCP. She later told me that she has obtained the Fa, does the exercises and studies the Fa every day. She also told me that she was often moved to tears when she read Master's Fa. Later she told me, "My best friend is a '610 Office' head; how do I tell him the facts?" I really felt happy for her.

    Another friend I know from the Internet used to belong to a religious practice and he was often very anxious. Because his third eye was open, whenever he saw some odd phenomenon through the third eye, he would be scared. His previous practice built some barriers in his understanding of the Fa. After several rounds of truth clarification and exchanges, he said to me, "I believe all that you've said." Later he told me that after letting go of his many notions, he actually felt more at peace than at any point in more than ten years. He said that he has started to understand the principles of Dafa. Later he told me that after I exposed the evil nature of the CCP to him, he was surprised to realize that his thinking had followed the way the CCP had indoctrinated everyone, yet he was totally unaware of it. I was really moved and realized Master's merciful salvation and arrangement. We have a significant mission to fulfill. No truth clarification opportunity we run across is accidental.

    In addition, I would like to share about a team I participated in, where fellow practitioners shared their understanding and encouraged each other. Our team is small, but each member is doing things proactively. We work together closely, frequently sharing experiences. I noticed the fellow practitioners' attitude of not eagerly expressing themselves, but rather always using righteous thoughts and trusting other practitioners. Moreover, they are always quietly supplementing each other and doing their best to help accomplish the overall goal. The team members look at things from the basis of Dafa, and are earnestly and compassionately sharing experiences and encouraging each other. I am very moved by such an environment, and I treasure the opportunity for us to walk together on the path of cultivation and improve diligently together.

    These experiences are only my current understanding. The main idea is to express that we must treasure everything that Master has arranged for us, and treasure each day that Master has created for us. Master said, "The truth is, I treasure you more than you treasure yourselves!" ("Eliminate Your Last Attachment(s)") How could we not treasure each and every single day? How could we not be diligent?


    News and Events Around the World


    Finland: Clarifying the Truth about the Persecution of Falun Gong During the World Track and Field Games in Helsinki (Photos)

    (Clearwisdom.net)

    Anti-persecution exhibit exposes the persecution

    On August 12, 2005, the World Track and Field Games were held in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. For the benefit of tourists and media from around the world, Falun Gong practitioners from Finland, Latvia, Sweden and Norway came to Helsinki City Center Park and reenacted torture methods used on Falun Gong practitioners in China. They exposed Jiang and the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) six-year brutal persecution of Falun Gong practitioners, who follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. The practitioners called for people with conscience to join them to stop the persecution.

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    People view reenactment of torture methods

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    People view reenactment of torture methods

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    People view reenactment of torture methods

    During the World Track and Field Games, tourists in Helsinki came in streams. There were five to six kinds of performances held in the park. Falun Gong practitioners' demonstration site was right in the center of the park. The shocking simulated torture methods display and peaceful exercise demonstration attracted a large number of tourists to stop and look.

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    Little practitioner from Latvia does the exercises along with his father
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    Videotaping the peaceful exercises

    As soon as people saw the simulated torture display, they were astonished. Some asked questions, some hurriedly went to look at display boards, and many tourists took photos. Through these photos, Jiang and the CCP's persecution of Falun Gong will be spread more widely.

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    Children show concern over the persecution
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    Both mother and son watch attentively
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    The older man shed tears
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    Finding answers from display boards

    One lady shed tears while looking at the torture display. A man beside her tried to pull her to leave, but she directly walked over to the table where signatures were collected to call for an end to the persecution and signed her name. The man also signed his name.

    A reporter from Swedish EX3M Radio Station interviewed a Swedish practitioner.

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    Mother signs her name
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    The older man signs his name seriously
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    Lining up to sign their names
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    Soldiers also come to support

    Candlelight Vigil for Murdered Falun Gong Practitioners

    On August 13, 2005, the World Track and Field Championships were coming to an end. Although it was getting dark, traffic was still heavy on the streets. Having hung a banner reading "Falun Gong is good," and erected exhibition boards explaining the background to the persecution and portraits of practitioners who have died as a result of the persecution on both sides of the pavement in front of the Finland Parliament Building, Falun Gong practitioners lit candles and sat silently in the glow of the candlelight.

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    Candlelight vigil to mourn the deaths of so many practitioners in front of Finland Parliament Building

    Since August 6th, when the games began, practitioners from Finland, Sweden, Norway, Latvia, Denmark and Germany have been holding a series of activities to introduce Falun Gong and expose the persecution near the railway station, the entrances to the underground, at the Chinese Embassy, in the park near the field of competition, on the streets, in the city centre park etc. We were there on this day to call on the world's people: please pay attention to the cruel persecution of Falun Gong practitioners (who believe in "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance") by Jiang Zemin and the Chinese Communist Party. At present, it has been verified that 2,781 Falun Dafa practitioners have died as a result of the persecution. Please join us to stop the persecution and uphold the justice!

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    People silently stop in front of truth-clarification posters

    Having enquired about our activities, a lady passing by sat down with practitioners and mourned for the practitioners who were tortured to death.

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    A lady passes by and sits down with practitioners to mourn the deaths of practitioners

    Two people from Sweden asked why we were here and if practitioners who were tortured to death were all Chinese. Upon learning the reason and that we came from several different countries, they praised us, "What you are doing is very good." They went on to say "It is not right for foreign governments to keep silent during the persecution because of economic interests."

    After watching all this and having received a leaflet, an American was deeply moved and said, "I want to know everything about the persecution."


    Vecernji List (Croatia): Falun Gong Practitioners Peacefully Appeal in Zagreb (Photo)

    (Clearwisdom.net) Vecernji List reported on July 24 that Falun Gong practitioners held a peaceful appeal on a business square in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. The theme of the activity was "Stop the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China".

    The report stated that the practitioners distributed flyers, which exposed the brutal persecution of practitioners in China. Falun Gong is an ancient practice to purify body and mind.

    Practitioners in Croatia welcome all residents to learn Falun Gong. The location is Zelengaj Park and time is 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.


    The Mercury News (San Jose, California): Falun Gong dispute stirs interest in art


    There's nothing like a political mystery to pique interest in high culture -- and human rights.

    An admitted middle-brow, I was merely leaning toward seeing an exhibit of Qing dynasty and 20th century Chinese paintings, heretofore unseen on the West Coast, and rarely to public view at all until 2003. But you know, life is hectic.

    Now that a San Francisco politician has suddenly declined to participate in the event through a cryptic press release, it's a must-see for me. Perhaps others, too.

    The "National Treasures of China'' show, scheduled Sept. 2-11 at the Urbis Artium Gallery in San Francisco, had a sudden attention boost Tuesday when Supervisor Fiona Ma was a no-show at a news conference that had her support.

    Perhaps it was too hot to handle that Mei-Ling Dai, the matriarch of an aristocratic Chinese-Australian family who owns the collection, practices Falun Gong. Practitioners of the Chinese [practice] system for spiritual and physical well-being have been denounced by the Chinese government as [...]

    Dai is showing her family's extremely valuable collection to raise awareness of traditional Chinese culture -- and to plead for the release of the imprisoned granddaughter of one of the renowned artists.

    Say what?

    Meanwhile Ma has been unavailable since Wednesday when she issued this short statement: "As the daughter of an artist, I consistently support the arts and culture in San Francisco. It was my understanding that this exhibit was a priceless and rare collection that was never seen by the public. I thought this would be a great opportunity for San Franciscans and Bay Area residents. After knowledge of the past political history of the original collector, I have informed the sponsors that I will not play any further role in this exhibit.''

    Those things are true. It is a great opportunity. Qi Baishi, Zhang Daqian, Xu Beihong, Fu Baoshi and Wu Changshuo are all big names in 20th century Chinese painting, said Pauline Yao, the assistant curator of the Asian Art Museum. The museum has some of those artists in its own collection. In addition, the Dai family, who served as high officials in the Qing Dynasty, are showing original pieces from the 19th century imperial court.

    So what "past political history of the original collector'' would Ma be referring to? What is controversial about scroll paintings of landscapes, birds and flowers, and Bodhisattva representations of Kuan Yin? These are the traditional subjects of Chinese brush painting for centuries.

    Only that Mrs. Dai, who has been a strong supporter of the practice of Falun Gong since she survived a progressive disease called scleroderma, is showing the pieces as a way of alleviating the suffering of imprisoned Falun Gong practitioners including Qi Bingshu, the artist granddaughter of Qi Baishi. She's been freely showing her priceless collection at private venues, said her son Tony Dai, rather than waiting for them to be shown at major museums, which need years of advance planning.

    Meddling in America

    Of 40 shows held from Korea to New York to Houston since 2003, this is the first in which an elected official withdrew her support. This elected official, however, was set to lead a delegation to China soon.

    Show organizer Victor Yu, a host on the Mountain View-based Sound of Hope radio program, said the group respects Ma's decision. Yu said Ma told him and organizer Sherry Zhang that pressure from the Chinese government had caused her withdrawal. Sound of Hope, the New Tang Dynasty Television and the Epoch Times were sponsors of the show.

    "I have significant concerns around the autonomy of local government," said fellow Supervisor Chris Daly. Daly, who unsuccessfully sponsored a local resolution condemning the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China, was angered by the negative letters and phone calls he received from the Chinese consulate four years ago. Appearing at a news conference Thursday, Daly called "interference by an outside country'' as "a chilling thought.''

    Makes you want to run right out to the art gallery and see what all the fuss is about.


    News From China


    Latest News from China - August 15, 2005

    (Clearwisdom.net)

    1. [Guangdong Province] Hong Kong Practitioner Zhao Xiyun Arrested in Jiangmen
    2. [Henan Province] Ruthless Persecution of Practitioners in the No. 3 Forced Labor Camp
    3. [Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] Huang Min Tortured to Critical Condition
    4. [Jilin Province] Practitioner Mr. Bai Is Still Being Held at the National Security Bureau
    5. [Tieling County, Liaoning Province] Li Guoliang Arrested
    6. [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Personnel of the City Steel Company's 610 Office Sent Liu Xiaolan to Brainwashing Classes Several Times
    7. [Lianyuan City, Hunan Province] Police Arrest Tong Jinqing and Ransack His Home
    8. [Fuyu County, Jilin Province] Wang Yunlong Sent to the Yinmahe Forced Labor Camp
    9. [Siping City, Jilin Province] Zhang Ying Arrested for Distributing Truth-clarifying Materials
    10. [Guilin City, Guangxi Province] Wang Xuerong Sentenced to Two Years of Forced Labor for Distributing Truth-clarifying Materials

    1. [Guangdong Province] Hong Kong Practitioner Zhao Xiyun Arrested in Jiangmen

    On August 3, 2005, practitioner Ms. Zhao Xiyun from Hong Kong took her son back to Jiangmen City to visit her father and meet relatives. On August 7, several policemen broke into her father's home and arrested Zhao Xiyun, her mother and sister. The police ransacked her parents' home and confiscated the Epoch Times newpaper editorial articles the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and truth-clarifying materials.

    2. [Henan Province] Ruthless Persecution of Practitioners in the No. 3 Forced Labor Camp

    We are practitioners who are being held in Henan Province's No.3 Forced Labor Camp in Xuchang City. Since the Nine Commentaries were published, the labor camp police escalated the persecution of practitioners . The torture method they often used is "Tightening the Rope." They would insert a bottle or bricks between the rope and the practitioner's skin to further tighten the rope if they didn't hear the practitioner scream. Each tightening of the rope would cause more bleeding, injury, or even disability. To force the practitioners to give up Falun Gong, they selected a group of thugs from the prisoners. They poured urine into practitioners' mouths, spit on them and daubed feces on practitioner's faces, pounded their toes with hammers, pricked their fingers with needles, brushed their rectum with a tooth brush, hit their genitals, pulled their pubic hair, handcuffed them behind the back, and exposed practitioners to blazing sun or heavy rain.

    The police praised the prisoners who tortured practitioners and reduced their detention terms. Because they tortured practitioners savagely and forced some practitioners to give up Falun Gong practice, in the past four years, this forced labor camp was given the recognition award "Prinvincial Advanced Law-Execution Unit."

    The policemen who brutalized practitioners included Yan Zhenye, Jiang Qingtai, Yao Jieshi, Jin Long, Ma Huating, Tan Junmin, Xu Shuiwang, Zhao Zhimin, Shen Jianwei and Xu Zuwang.

    3. [Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] Huang Min Tortured to Critical Condition

    According to an insider, practitioner Ms. Huang Min, 51 years old, from Chengdu City, former deputy director of Chengdu City Town and Township Enterprise Administration Bureau, was arrested and now has been tortured to the point of being in critical condition. She is unable to speak, and the authorities do not allow family visits.

    4. [Jilin Province] Practitioner Mr. Bai Is Still Being Held at the National Security Bureau

    Mr. Bai He, 39 years old, used to work as a deputy commander in the 47th Division of the local Army of Jilin City, Jilin Province. On July 22, 1999, he went to appeal for Falun Gong, but afterwards the army aurthorities put him under house arrest and ordered him to retire.

    In October 2000, Bai He went to Beijing again to appeal on behalf of Falun Gong. Thus the local police arrested and sent him into the Jilin City Forced Labor Camp for a two- year term. He has suffered cruel mistreatment. Because of his determination to practice Falun Dafa, he was tortured to the point of being extremely weak.

    On July 15, 2005, personnel from the city's National Secrurity Bureau arrested him at his home. He has been detained for 30 days.

    National Security Bureau: 86-432-3501131

    5. [Tieling County, Liaoning Province] Li Guoliang Arrested

    Practitioner Mr. Li Guoliang from Tulouzi Village, Xiongguantun Township, Tieling County, Tieling City, Liaoning Province was arrested and locked up in the county detention center.

    At 11:00 p.m. on August 1, 2005, a gang of policemen headed by the chief of the Township Police Station broke into and ransacked Li Guoliang's home because Li Guoliang was reported for clarifying the truth of Falun Dafa a few years ago. They confiscated some Falun Dafa truth-clarifying materials, forcibly put him into a police car and incarcerated him in the county detention center.

    6. [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Personnel of the City Steel Company's 610 Office Sent Liu Xiaolan to Brainwashing Classes Several Times

    Practitioner Liu Xiaolan, an employee of the No.3 Steel Factory for the Wuhan City Steel Company has been sent to detention centers, forced labor camps, brainwashing classes in the steel company, the Tangxun Lake Provincial Brainwashing Class and the Jiang'an District Brainwashing Class, merely for continuing to practice Falun Gong. The latest incident: personnel from the company's 610 Office held him in the Jiang'an District Brainwashing Class for 6 months.

    Personnel in the brainwashing class forced him to stand for a long time. They deprived him of rest and sleep in order to force Liu to write the so called "Guarrantee Statement." After he was released, the steel company's "610 Office" ordered him to write a "report" and attend a brainwashing session every 6 months.

    7. [Lianyuan City, Hunan Province] Police Arrest Tong Jinqing and Ransack His Home

    In early June 2005, practitioner Tong Jinqing from Quanhe Village, Yangshi Town, Lianyuan City, Hunan Province, was arrested and his home was ransacked. Some truth clarification materials and two books of the Nine Commentaries were confiscated. Tong has not been release yet.

    8. [Fuyu County, Jilin Province] Wang Yunlong Sent to the Yinmahe Forced Labor Camp

    During the morning of July 5, 2005, policemen from the National Security Team drove to Fuyu County Experimentation Primary School to talk with Wang Yunlong about his mother practicing Falun Gong. Wang Yunlong clarified the truth to the policemen. They asked whether or not he practiced Falun Gong. Wang Yunlong then told them that all his illness vanished after practicing Falun Gong for two years. Furthermore, for many years he was unable to father a child due to health reasons, but his wife had a baby boy after he began practicing Falun Gong. Policemen said someone reported that Wang Yunlong distributed truth-clarifying materials. Then they began to search Wang's house and confiscated cassettes, video tapes, Dafa books, truth-clarifying materials and the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party. They stated if they found five copies of the book the Nine Commentaries, they could send him to a forced labor camp. Later they sent Wang Yunlong to a detention center for 15 days.

    During detention, the National Security Team and Legal System Section went to Songyuan City to request authorization for one year of forced labor for Wang Yunlong, but failed. After practitioners published Wang Yunlong's circumstances of his arrest on the internet, practitioners overseas called the Fuyu County Police Department to clarify the truth. The chief, however, refused to listen. Instead, he requested authorization for forced labor on the second day. Wang Yunlong was then sent to the Yinmahe Forced Labor Camp in Jiutai City, Jilin Province for one year.

    9. [Siping City, Jilin Province] Zhang Ying Arrested for Distributing Truth-clarifying Materials

    During the night on August 10, 2005 when Zhang Ying was distributing truth-clarifying materials, he/she was arrested and is currently being held at the Siping City Detention Center.

    During the morning on August 11, two officers from the Huangtukeng Street Police Station together with personnel from the community went to search Zhang Yin and his/her mother's houses with a search warrant issued by the Huangtuken Street Police Station. They confiscated a copy of Zhuan Falun. The policemen said the arrest was carried out under orders from Tiedong District "610 Office" in Siping City.

    10. [Guilin City, Guangxi Province] Wang Xuerong Sentenced to Two Years of Forced Labor for Distributing Truth-clarifying Materials

    Wang Xuerong is a Falun Gong practitioner from Guilin City. On June 23, 2005 when he/she was distributing truth-clarifying materials, policeman Hu Kai arrested him/her and sentenced him/her to two years of forced labor at the Guangxi District No.1 Forced Labor Camp in Nanning City.

    Hu Kai: 86-13517538875


    146 People Declare that their Words and Deeds Under Forced Brainwashing are Null and Void
    A Total of 284799 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 - August 16, 2005

    (Clearwisdom.net)

    Facts of the Persecution

    1. Mr. An Fengbo Tortured with "Hanging by Hand-Cuffs"

    Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. An Fengbo is from Jilin City, Jilin Province. He is now detained in Yinmahe Labor Camp in Jiutai City, Jilin Province, where he has been tortured with "Hanging by Hand-Cuffs," Sitting Board (1), etc. He is strictly monitored. His wife and six-year-old son went to visit him but the Labor Camp refused to allow them to see him. http://minghui.ca/mh/articles/2005/8/16/108510.html

    2. Mr. Zhou Minzhong Arrested on the Way Home from the Court House

    Fifty-year-old Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Zhou Minzhong was arrested on the way home from the Court House in August 2005. The Court House officials and the State Security Agents tried to force him and his wife to withdraw their lawsuit against Moping District Textile Factory for firing them without reason. No one knows Mr Zhou Minzhong's whereabouts.

    http://minghui.ca/mh/articles/2005/8/16/108503.html

    3. Ms. Liu Xiuyun Abducted by Three Policemen, and Beaten till Four Limbs Covered with Bruises

    On August 3, 2005, three policemen from Zhengzhuangzi Township Station suddenly stormed Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Liu Xiuyun's home in Jiazhuangzi Village, Zhengzhuangzi Township, Kaiping District, Tangshan City. They took Ms. Liu to the Station, threatened her, and beat her brutally until her arms and legs were purple and black.

    http://minghui.ca/mh/articles/2005/8/16/108489.html

    4. Crimes Policeman Du Hengli Committed

    During the 2000 Chinese New Year Holiday season, policeman Du Hengli from Tongbei Forestry Department in Heilongjiang Province went to Beijing to arrest Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Li Chengjiang. At that time he extorted three thousand yuan from Mr. Li's family, taking the money for his own use On January 22, 2003, Du Hengli stormed Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Fan Changjiang's residence without a warrant and stole their family stereo. On January 29, 2003, he stormed Mr. Fan's residence again, demanding 3000 yuan. Fan's family could not meet his demand and had to borrow 300 yuan to give to Du Hengli.

    http://minghui.ca/mh/articles/2005/8/16/108501.html

    (1) For fifty days practitioners were forced to sit with backs straight and hands in their laps on hard benches for 18 hours per day. The authorities even limited practitioners' restroom use time. Because of the long time spent sitting on hard benches, practitioners' buttocks developed painful sores. Practitioners could not even urinate normally because of the pain. The labor camp was very wet, but the police would not allow practitioners to have fresh air or sunlight. Practitioners were locked up for so long that countless painful, itchy red scabs grew on the bodies of practitioners. See case on: http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2002/7/29/24631.html

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