Friday, September 23, 2005

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 Clearwisdom.net, Friday, September 23, 2005

  • Teaching the Fa at the Conference in Switzerland Published

    Media Reports

  • Zhao Zhizhen Case Heard in Court, Plaintiffs Urge that Zhao Be Held Accountable for Inciting Torture
  • The Standard (Hong Kong): Judge issues sharp rebuke
  • Central News Agency: Falun Gong Practitioners from Hong Kong and Taiwan Deliver an Open Statement to the Hong Kong Government (Photo)
  • The Standard (Hong Kong): Rights lawyers look to UN over plight of Falun Gong
  • International Herald Tribune Journalist Questions Yahoo's Ethics in Doing Business with China
  • Article about Falun Gong Published in Roquetta, an English Magazine for the Balearic Island of Menorca

    News and Events Around the World

  • Falun Dafa Practitioners from Mainland China Respectfully Wish Esteemed Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival (4), Part 4
  • A Practitioner Recounts Memories of the Appeals During Hu Jintao's Visit to New York and Toronto (Photos)
  • Practitioners Invited to U.S. Congressman's Picnic (Photos)
  • New York: Practitioners Bring Hope to Manhattan (Photos)
  • Colorado: Clarifying the Truth in Downtown Denver (Photo)
  • Germany: Lotus Flowers Take Root in Trier (Photos)
  • Sweden: People of Uppsala Learn the Truth about Falun Gong (Photos)

    Facts of the Persecution

  • Mr. Wu Botong, 74, from Guizhou Province Persecuted to Death (Photo)
  • The Persecution Suffered By Peng Dong Before His Death
  • Death and Torture in Lanzhou City Pingantai Forced Labor Camp
  • Handicapped Veteran, Falun Dafa Practitioner Mr. Bian Chunyou of Henan Province, Jailed for His Belief
  • Guangzhou Police Carry Out Large-Scale Arrests of Practitioners
  • Inner Mongolia Practitioner Zhou Jingpeng Tortured and Illegally Jailed
  • Practitioner Ms. Dong Aijun Goes Into Exile After Leaving Prison to Avoid Further Harassment
  • Han Guiping and Her Son Wang Bing Arrested - Their Whereabouts Unknown
  • Practitioners Persecuted to Death in Hubei, Heilongjiang, Hebei, and Guangxi Provinces

    Practitioners Exchange Insights and Experiences

  • One of My Experiences in Delivering the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party
  • Going Back Home with Dignity and Righteous Thoughts
  • Witnessing the Power of Righteous Thoughts in the Course of Validating the Fa
  • Fa -Study during the Night of the Hurricane

    News from China

  • Unscheduled Broadcast: Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party Seen on TV in Yunnan, China on September 18
  • Latest News from China - September 1, 2005
  • Latest News from China - September 10, 2005
  • 161 People Declare that their Words and Deeds Under Forced Brainwashing are Null and Void


    Teaching the Fa at the Conference in Switzerland Published

    September 23, 2005

    An English translation of Teaching the Fa at the Conference in Switzerland has been released, and is available online at http://falundafa.org/book/eng/switzerland1998.htm. This supercedes the draft translations that may have been circulated before.

    The translations of these lectures are not published as Master's New Articles so that during Fa rectification, Dafa disciples can concentrate on studying Zhuan Falun, which systematically guides cultivation, and other new articles that guide Fa rectification cultivation, and make the best use of their time to do well the three things that Dafa disciples should do in the current situation of validating Dafa.

    Clearwisdom Editors


    Media Reports


    Zhao Zhizhen Case Heard in Court, Plaintiffs Urge that Zhao Be Held Accountable for Inciting Torture

    (Clearwisdom.net) On September 22, 2005, a hearing for the lawsuit filed by Falun Gong practitioners against Zhao Zhizhen, head of the Wuhan TV Station in China, was held in a federal court in Hartford, Connecticut. Falun Gong practitioners have accused Zhao Zhizhen of inciting and assisting criminal acts and plotting and instigating torture and genocide against Falun Gong practitioners in China.

    According to a report from AP on September 22, Zhao Zhizhen, who operates a TV station in Wuhan, China, is being sued under the Alien Tort Statute, a 215-year-old law that allows foreigners to be sued in the U.S. over human rights abuses committed anywhere.

    He was served with the lawsuit last year, while in Connecticut for his daughter's graduation from Yale. He has since returned to China.

    According to the report, Dr. Terri Marsh, an attorney for the Falun Gong practitioners, compared Zhao to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels. She said he was responsible for programming on both state-run television and the Internet that called for the eradication of Falun Gong.

    Dr. Marsh said the Chinese people were shown programs on state-run TV that portray members of the group as ax murderers. She said Zhao also helped create a Web site that includes calls for the Chinese people to shoot Falun Gong members and "beat them like road rats."

    "We are not condemning speech in this case," she said. "We are condemning speech that is intricately linked to a campaign to incite persecution, a campaign of torture."

    The report said that more than 250 people, mostly Falun Gong practitioners and supporters, packed the courtroom Thursday.

    The report said, outside, plaintiff Chen Gang, 34, said a movie made by Zhao was shown over and over inside the labor camp where he was sent in 2000 for being a practitioner of Falun Gong. He said that type of propaganda led to beatings and other torture.

    "Before the suppression started, the media comes out and says these guys are bad," Chen said. "That gives them the excuse. Some crimes are hidden. If you give someone the knife and say, 'That guy is bad,' it makes what happens worse."

    The report quoted Dr. Marsh, who said the group is not interested in monetary damages but wants to see Chinese officials held publicly accountable for the suffering of Falun Gong practitioners.

    "What we really want is for these abuses to stop," she said.


    The Standard (Hong Kong): Judge issues sharp rebuke

    Friday, September 23, 2005

    "The government cannot hide behind the word 'security"' in denying people entry to Hong Kong, a High Court judge said Thursday in a case that could have far-reaching implications for immigration procedures.

    Justice Michael Hartmann, presiding over a judicial review hearing requested by four Taiwanese Falun Gong practitioners who were barred from entering Hong Kong more than two years ago, issued a sharply worded rebuke to the government over its insistence that the applicants were barred on security grounds.

    "One can see, without a fertile imagination, how easy it can be for governments in bad faith to hide behind the word 'security.' That's why we have post-war concepts of human rights," Hartmann said.

    "If [the information on the computer screen before the immigration officer] says 'security,' and he clicks down and it says, 'Jew' - you're telling me that doesn't go to a fundamental breach of human rights?"

    The government has so far refused to disclose what grounds beyond security were used for barring the Falun Gong [practitioners] from Hong Kong.

    Falun Gong, which is banned in China, is legal in Hong Kong, where religious freedom is enshrined in the Basic Law.

    The four, Theresa Chu, Liao Hsiao- lan, Lu Lih-ching and Chang Jenn-yeu, were part of a group of 83 practitioners seeking to attend an international Falun Gong conference in February 2003.

    They claim the immigration department acted illegally, with excessive force, and in violation of their right to religious freedom in denying them entry to Hong Kong.

    They were detained at Hong Kong International Airport before being sent back to Taiwan even though none of the practitioners had criminal records; they all have college education or higher; are in professional jobs and have previously been allowed into Hong Kong for business trips.

    "The only rational conclusion that can be reached [is a] judgment to the effect that these people were rejected only for their religious affiliation," the judge said.

    Counsel for the government, Daniel Fung SC, said he could only make his submissions based on the evidence filed in affidavits.

    Senior immigration officers and former permanent secretary for security Timothy Tong affirmed that the decision to bar entry was not "merely by virtue of them being Falun Gong members."

    Fung said Wednesday there was no reason to suggest that was false.

    "Mere assertion is not enough," countered Hartmann Thursday.

    The judge noted that the government has already stated that its immigration watchlist is not a "stoplist" and so clearly immigration officers must exercise discretion.

    "If I'm an immigration officer and I'm sitting at my desk and I check somebody's passport and a watchlist comes up and says 'security' - I know that does not automatically bar him. But I have to ask questions. Well, how can I ask him questions?

    "What I imagine, is the immigration officer presses [whatever button necessary] and out comes the person's name and it says, 'believed to be Osama bin Laden's cousin.'

    "Or, if it's a hardline animal activist, 'believed to have burnt down a mink farm.' Then I ask him, 'Why are you here?' - he says, 'It's my mother's birthday' - so I let him in, because he's not going to sabotage anything."

    Hartmann said he could well understand the practitioners wanting to see additional information, because if it only says, "Falun Gong member - 10 years," then their counsel has evidence that entry was refused based on religious affiliation.

    "But that's not the case," said Fung. Hartmann said: "But how do I know?"

    Or alternatively, noted the judge, the government is saying there is no other information available to the immigration officer at the time apart from "security risk" and if that's the case, "I'm astounded," the judge said.

    "That shows a deep irrationality in the process. And I find that really incredible.

    "In other words, a hardworking officer from Special Branch may find vital intelligence on a terrorist bomber. That person [terrorist] arrives in Hong Kong intent on doing damage.

    "But all that pops up in front of the immigration officer is 'security.'

    "So he looks at the guy; he's wearing a tie - and we all know people who wear ties are of a high moral standard - he says he's coming for his mother's birthday.

    "The officer lets him in, and he blows something up.

    "I'm sorry, that's an absurdity," the judge added.

    Hartmann noted that both the Court of First Instance and the Court of Appeal have endorsed the judicial review, filed on the basis of an alleged violation of rights, which he has the duty to resolve. "Surely it's necessary for disposing fairly of this matter to know what information was immediately before the immigration officer," Hartmann said, otherwise the whole judicial review would be "frustrated."

    Following the judge's remarks, the hearing took an early break Thursday morning for Fung to take instructions from "the very highest levels."

    The hearing was then adjourned until this morning for the government to prepare more affidavits.

    Counsel for the four practitioners, Paul Harris, restated his assertion that that public bodies have a "high duty" to assist the court and give a "true and comprehensive" account of their decision-making, but if the court has to "tease the truth" then "adverse inferences may be drawn."


    Central News Agency: Falun Gong Practitioners from Hong Kong and Taiwan Deliver an Open Statement to the Hong Kong Government (Photo)

    (Clearwisdom.net) According to Central News Agency's report on September 21, 2005, nearly 30 Falun Gong practitioners from Taiwan and Hong Kong marched to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) government headquarters to request the SAR government to deliver an open statement to the Secretary-general of the Chinese Communist Party Hu Jintao.

    Falun Gong practitioners practicing exercises outside the high court

    The Hong Kong high court continues its hearing of the judicial review filed by Falun Gong practitioners regarding the incident that nearly 80 Taiwanese Falun Gong practitioners were barred from entering Hong Kong in 2003. Legal counsel of both sides will debate the evidence and rationale of the watch list that the government used to bar so many plaintiffs.

    Four plaintiffs who were granted permission to enter Hong Kong and hear the court are Falun Gong practitioners Theresa Chu, Liao Hsiao-lan, Lu Lih-ching and Chang Jenn-yen. During the lunch break, the four practitioners and Mr. and Mrs. Lu Li-tsing, together with more than 20 Hong Kong Falun Gong practitioners who came to support the case, marched from the high court to the superior court and the SAR government headquarters. They delivered an open statement related the deportation case to Chief Executive of the Hong Kong SAR, Donald Tsang and the chief justice of the superior court. They requested the SAR government to deliver the open statement to Hu Jintao.

    Representative of the Hong Kong Falun Dafa Association Mr. Kan Hung-cheung said that the main idea of the statement is to demand that the Hong Kong court maintains its judicial independence, uphold the spirit of "one country, two policies", and ensure Hong Kong and Taiwanese people their human rights. The statement also called upon Hu Jintao to truly recognize the basic value including freedom and human rights. It pointed out that only by doing so can China be in peace.

    In late February, 2003, several hundred Taiwanese Falun Gong practitioners entered Hong Kong with valid visas to attend a Falun Dafa cultivation experience sharing conference which was authorized by the Hong Kong government. Nearly 80 Taiwanese Falun Gong practitioners were detained at Hong Kong customs and then violently deported. As a result, several female practitioners were injured. They requested Hong Kong human rights counsel Paul Harris to file an application to urge the Hong Kong court to judge that the Hong Kong immigration department's forceful deportation was illegal.

    In addition, they also charged that the violence performed during the process of deportation was illegal and the Hong Kong government should bear the responsibility of unlawfully detaining Falun Gong practitioners. The two parties will have two days of debates on the evidence and rationale of putting the applicants on the watch list and barring their entry.


    The Standard (Hong Kong): Rights lawyers look to UN over plight of Falun Gong

    Wednesday, September 21, 2005

    Human rights lawyers are preparing to ask for United Nations intervention to stop the alleged persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in the mainland.

    [Practitioners] of the controversial [spiritual] group claim they have suffered at the hands of mainland authorities ever since they were outlawed in 1999.

    [...]
    A pro-Falun Gong organization based in Washington, the International Advocates for Justice that comprises more than 40 lawyers from 35 countries, is expected to initiate the petition which they hope will lead to an investigation by the United Nations International Court of Justice.

    Of the more than 40 lawyers in the International Advocates for Justice, which mainly deals with human rights issues related to the Falun Gong, three are followers of the faith, according to its director Theresa Chu.

    "We aim to petition the UN General Assembly to request an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice stating that China's persecution of Falun Gong members is a violation of international law," said Chu in an interview.

    The International Advocates for Justice claim that China's persecution violates the Genocide Convention adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1948, which states that any genocide - whether committed in time of peace or war - is a crime under international law and therefore punishable by the UN. Chu said she is confident the court will rule in favor of Falun Gong.

    The court, established in 1946 and commonly referred to as the world court, comprises 15 judges and was formed to settle disputes and examine human rights issues.

    Despite its international stature, the court's decisions are purely symbolic as it has no actual power to enforce its rulings.

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    Dozens of Falun Gong practitioners staged a protest Tuesday outside the High Court, which is hearing a judicial review over the Immigration Department's refusal to allow entry of four Taiwanese Falun Gong followers to a convention staged by the [group] in the territory in 2003.

    Despite morning showers, the demonstrators gathered at the entrance of the Central MTR station to support the judicial review applicants by marching to the High Court.

    They were dressed in bright yellow T-shirts and carried banners with messages such as "China: Stop Persecuting Falun Gong" and "Release All Imprisoned Falun Gong Practitioners."

    At least 10 police arrived and began to walk alongside the group. Some inspected the banners and scribbled down details of their content and dimensions.

    "Our superiors want to know," replied one policewoman when asked why she was documenting the nature of the banners.


    International Herald Tribune Journalist Questions Yahoo's Ethics in Doing Business with China

    (Clearwisdom.net) International Herald Tribune published an article authored by Philip Bowring on September 21, 2005. The article pointed out that it is troubling that Yahoo provided information which helped China's state security apparatus to track down and jail a reporter. The spreading of this virus of unprincipled greed into the heart of the Internet is deeply disturbing. Yahoo operates internationally and should endeavor to follow some common principles. However, Yahoo's message is that it cares only about money.

    The article warned Hong Kong journalists to beware. Hot on the heels of news that Yahoo provided the information that helped China's state security apparatus to track down and jail a reporter comes the same company's announcement that it is to hire a journalist to provide its own coverage of major global events.

    The article said that the first item is troubling enough and the juxtaposition of the second is alarming. It is hard not to draw the conclusion that Yahoo's news gathering will be driven by the same profits-at-all-cost mentality behind its cooperation with China's suppressors of news providers and whistle blowers.

    The defense is that Yahoo operates in China and, like any other resident corporation or person, must abide by its laws. The article commented that this sounds reasonable in principle but is both naïve and disingenuous. As a matter of fact, according to reports, the identity was established though Yahoo's Hong Kong operation. Hong Kong is part of China but operates under different laws and does not yet have all-embracing "state secrecy" laws.

    But there are more fundamental issues. In no particular order they include:

    The article stated, "Just following orders" is no excuse for unethical behavior. It might be a mitigating circumstance, but no more. This is unethical by the standards of Western journalism.

    The article expressed, Yahoo operates internationally and should endeavor to follow some common principles - in the same way as extradition is applied only in cases where similar laws apply. Assisting in tracking murderers, suicide bombers and drug smugglers is not the same as handing over providers of what in most countries would be legitimate news to which the public had a reasonable right.

    The article said, Yahoo is an American-owned and -based company. The world - not to mention fellow Americans - likes to think that its leading companies try to operate according to the values represented by its constitution. People the world over still expect it to set some ethical examples when issues like freedom of information are concerned. Yahoo's message is that it cares only about money.

    The article pointed out that of course there is nothing new in media organizations putting profit before principle. Many have for years avoided coverage of aspects of Singapore politics for fear of losing some commercial advantage the city-state offers. Rupert Murdoch is known for buying commercial favors through media bias. Most notoriously he took the BBC World News off Star TV, and his HarperCollins backed out of publishing Chris Patten's account of his governorship of Hong Kong to curry favor with Beijing for access for his satellite programming.

    But the spreading of this virus of unprincipled greed into the heart of the Internet is deeply disturbing. Will Google follow suit? Will Skype, now being acquired by eBay, provide China's state security with digital records of its Internet voice traffic?

    The article pointed out, ironically, all this kowtowing may prove in vain as far as money-making is concerned. Foreigners can sell some programming and get some minority stakes in Chinese media. But Beijing has made it abundantly clear that the state will retain control of media other than the most peripheral. The foreigners will be allowed to pick up some scraps of profits to appear to justify their Chinese investment. But they will have sold their birthrights - freedom of information and due process - for a mess of pottage.


    Article about Falun Gong Published in Roquetta, an English Magazine for the Balearic Island of Menorca

    On holiday here recently from their home in Edinburgh were Stefan Byfield, elder son of Hannah and Graham Byfield, and his wife, Rosemary. Stefan is a brilliant photographer, who has traveled to many parts of the world in the course of his work, and Rosemary works with handicapped children.

    Nowadays, photography is more of a hobby for Stefan, although he does some work for International Newspapers such as the Epoch Times; he and Rosemary have become totally involved with the protest against the Chinese persecution of practitioners of Falun Gong, an extraordinary 'traditional practice to improve mind and body', which relaxes and clears the mind of stress. Also known as Falun Dafa, it was 'introduced to the Chinese public in 1992, since when it has grown to become the most popular form of qigong, even surpassing Tai Chi, which brings improved health and inner peace to tens of millions of people in over 60 countries.' It has recently blossomed in Britain and is practiced in the major towns.

    Stefan and Rosemary are impassioned about trying to help the dreadful situation in China, where innocent people are persecuted for practicing Falun Gong, a series of strong, peaceful exercises, which they usually practice in public places, have a powerful healing effect and help them to cope with their stressful lives. When it began to become popular, the government said it considered it to be...conflicting with Communist ideology, so the persecution began. People are torn from their homes and taken away to be imprisoned and tortured, often leaving bewildered children not knowing where to turn. This terrifying situation has been condemned all over the world by governments and human rights organizations, but it is proving almost impossible to combat.

    Stefan and Rosemary try to make people aware of what is going on by publicizing the situation in print, accompanied by photographs, and also on a website. A group of artists recently produced an exhibition of poignant and terrible paintings about the situation, which is touring the world. In Edinburgh they teach Falun Gong, which Stefan first came across when living in Cheltenham, and followed it up on the Internet. In the course of his travels, which over ten years took him often to Asia, especially to Singapore and Hong Kong, he had come across these fascinating ancient wisdoms, which, with their spiritual elements, enhance the body and nourish the mind. "Falun Gong is totally peaceful", he said 'The few simple exercises help one to explore and discover oneself, and leave one feeling refreshed and energized."

    Both Stefan and Rosemary had tried yoga but never felt entirely satisfied by it, but when they discovered Falun Gong, which is considered a 'higher science' their lives changed, and now it dominates their lives. They definitely feel stronger, better people and intensely aware, their minds released from resentment, guilt, or conflict.

    They are photographed above demonstrating the exercises, which are done slowly and fluidly to gentle, slightly oriental music. They said they hope to return towards the end of this month, when they will be happy to give classes. [...]

    Source:http://clearharmony.net/articles/200509/28893.html


    News and Events Around the World


    Falun Dafa Practitioners from Mainland China Respectfully Wish Esteemed Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival (4), Part 4

    (Clearwisdom.net)

    Falun Dafa Practitioners from Mainland China Respectfully Wish Esteemed Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

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    Falun Dafa Practitioners from Qidong County, Hunan Province Respectfully Wish Esteemed Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

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    Falun Dafa Practitioners from Jiujiang, Jianxi Province Respectfully Wish Esteemed Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!3q

    Falun Dafa Practitioners from Xuanhua, Hebei Province Respectfully Wish Esteemed Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

    Falun Dafa Practitioners from Mainland China Respectfully Wish Esteemed Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

    Falun Dafa Practitioners from Tongzhou, Beijing Respectfully Wish Esteemed Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

    Dear Master,

    Thank you for your hard work! Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

    We miss you very much! We will do the three things well as you told us to do and fulfill our pre-historic vows. We won't fail to live up to your compassionate salvation!

    Heshi

    Practitioners in Tongzhou, Beijing
    Sept. 18, 2005

    Falun Dafa Practitioners from Ningde, Fujian Province Respectfully Wish Esteemed Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

    Falun Dafa Practitioners from Changchun, Jilin Province Respectfully Wish Esteemed Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

    Falun Dafa Practitioners from East Port of Dandong, Liaoning Province Respectfully Wish Esteemed Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

    Falun Dafa Practitioners from a Fa-Study Group in Beijing Respectfully Wish Esteemed Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

    Falun Dafa Practitioners from Rizhao, Shandong Province Respectfully Wish Esteemed Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

    Falun Dafa Practitioners from Dandong, Liaoning Province Respectfully Wish Esteemed Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

    Falun Dafa Practitioners from Shuangyang District of Changchun, Jilin Province Respectfully Wish Esteemed Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

    Falun Dafa Practitioners from Changsha, Changdeli County, Jinshi and Xinzhou Town, Hunan Province Respectfully Wish Esteemed Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

    It is another Mid-Autumn Festival! We disciples miss Master very much!

    Our gratitude for Master's compassionate salvation is beyond words! The only thing we can do is to make further advancement in our cultivation and to do well the three things as Dafa disciples in the Fa-rectification period.

    Falun Dafa Practitioners from Beijing Respectfully Wish Esteemed Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

    Falun Dafa Practitioners from Changsha, Hunan Province Respectfully Wish Esteemed Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

    Falun Dafa Practitioners from Linzi, Zibo and Qilu Petrochemical Company, Shandong Province Respectfully Wish Esteemed Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

    Falun Dafa Practitioners from Yingkou, Liaoning Province Respectfully Wish Esteemed Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

    Falun Dafa Practitioners from Shaoguan, Guangdong Province Respectfully Wish Esteemed Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

    Falun Dafa Practitioners from Chenzhou, Hunan Province Respectfully Wish Esteemed Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

    Falun Dafa Practitioners from Mudanjiang, Heilongjiang Province Respectfully Wish Esteemed Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

    Falun Dafa Practitioners from Mainland China Respectfully Wish Esteemed Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

    Falun Dafa Practitioners from Zhaoyuan, Shandong Province Respectfully Wish Esteemed Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

    Falun Dafa Practitioners from Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province Respectfully Wish Esteemed Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

    Falun Dafa Practitioners from Yanggao County, Shanxi Province Respectfully Wish Esteemed Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

    Falun Dafa Practitioners from Changyuan, Henan Province Respectfully Wish Esteemed Master a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!


    A Practitioner Recounts Memories of the Appeals During Hu Jintao's Visit to New York and Toronto (Photos)

    (Clearwisdom.net) On the evening of September 11, 2005, Hu Jintao's delegation left Toronto to visit Mexico. On September 13, Hu and his delegation traveled to New York to attend the UN World Summit, and left on September 16. I joined some of my fellow practitioners from Toronto to go to New York to take part in several activities, including introducing Falun Dafa to local people, clarifying the facts about Falun Gong, and conveying our messages to Hu's delegation.

    A wonderful scene while leaving Canada

    At 7 on September 11, two western practitioners from Canada drove to the airport in hopes to seize an opportunity to clarify the truth. They drove around inside the airport and finally found the only entrance to the area Hu would depart from, and then they entered. Actually, they entered a restricted area of the airport, but they did not know it then.

    They waited inside for nearly two hours. At 9 a.m. a group of Chinese people arrived. Taking another look, it seemed to be Hu Jintao. When he walked close to them, two western practitioners immediately unfolded a banner reading, "Hu Jintao, the time that God and the people give you is limited" in Chinese. They displayed the banned right in front of Hu Jintao and his entourage. Looking at the banner, Hu and his entourage stood in amazement.

    Disappointed "welcome" team

    On September 13, Hu's delegation stayed at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. The "welcome" team hired by the Chinese Consulate kept themselves busy for a day. Each of them sweated a lot and fell into a chaotic mess, but no one could see even the shadow of Hu. After 5:00p.m., they were told that Hu Jintao and the delegation had entered the hotel from a side entrance. The "welcome" team dropped the blood-red flags everywhere on the ground before they left.

    Hu encountered Falun Gong practitioners

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    The messages seen by Hu's motorcade while passing by practitioners

    Falun Gong practitioners' appeal was very peaceful. With exercise music being played, practitioners did sitting meditation and standing exercises, sent forth righteous thoughts and clarified the facts, which attracted many passersby's attention.

    Practitioners waited near the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel where Hu's delegation stayed. At 4:30 p.m., Hu's motorcade drove along Lexington heading for 49th Street. A practitioner waiting there suddenly cried out, "Falun Dafa is Good!" and following the practitioner, the rest of the practitioners shouted out loud messages continuously, "Stop persecuting Falun Gong," "Bring Jiang Zemin, Luo Gan, Liu Jing and Zhou Yongkang to justice," "Bring those who persecute Falun Gong to justice," "Hu Jintao, the time given to you by God and the people is limited." These messages expressed Falun Gong practitioners' concern, and Hu received them as soon as he arrived in the U.S.

    Plainclothes police signal to practitioners

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    The police gesture practitioners to unfold banners

    At 8:45 a.m. on September 14, at the intersection between Lexington and 49th Street, some motorcades set off. They all headed for United Nations conference. Delegations from many countries set off from there, so it was hard to recognize which one was Hu's delegation.

    A police officer was commanding traffic at the center of the road. Suddenly, he turned around and gestured Falun Gong practitioners to unfold the banners. Practitioners understood and hurried took out the banners and unfolded them and shouted to the motorcade "Falun Dafa is Good," "Stop persecuting Falun Gong," Practitioners waiting at other intersections heard shouting, and also hurriedly unfolded the banners.

    Hu's motorcade could see practitioners in bright yellow clothes who were holding banners. Seeing the motorcade pass by, practitioners were so excited, "He has heard," "He has seen." Looking at this situation, a practitioner couldn't help sighing with emotion, "Our practitioners are really pure and compassionate."

    "You will definitely see him."

    On the morning of September 15, practitioners unfolded banners at the four corners of the intersections between Lexington and 49th Street. A police officer came over and said to one practitioner, "it is a rule that there should not be many people standing here. You'd better go over there to the next street." Some practitioners were reluctant to leave. The plainclothes officer patiently said, "I know what you are doing, but if you don't cooperate, the police will ask you go back to the designated area for you on Park Avenue. Then you won't be able to see anything. I guarantee you, you stay firm at that corner, you will definitely see him."

    Practitioners accepted his suggestion, and went to the other street. In less than ten minutes, Hu's motorcade passed by. We stood at the intersection and were face to face with the motorcade. Practitioners held banners and shouted their messages. I also used all my strength to cry out, and I felt our voices shaken Heaven and Earth. The motorcade drove away in the distance. A practitioner asked me, "Did you take a picture?" I said, "I only shouted, but forgot to take pictures."

    "God's calling"

    At 10:00 a.m. on September 15, an elderly practitioner standing at the side entrance, saw Hu Jintao escorted by two bodyguards walk out of the hotel. She immediately walked up to them, when she was within one meter away from Hu, she shouted in front of him, "Falun Dafa is Good!" "Stop persecuting Falun Gong," and "Hu Jintao, the time given to you by God and the people is limited." At this moment, a woman walked to the practitioner and pushed her rudely, trying to stop the practitioner from calling. The practitioner's call brought out more from practitioners nearby. Hu Jintao entered his car in a sea of shouts. Hu's motorcade drove out of the hotel, passing by 50th Street and 49th Street, practitioners standing along the road kept calling out. The police officers on two escort police vehicles, waved to practitioners along the road. Two police officers in the riot police car at the back gave practitioners a thumb up to express their admiration.

    Police officers come to learn about the truth

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    Police officer on duty listens to practitioner on vigil telling him about the truth

    As there was a United Nations World Summit going on, many police officers were dispatched here from other areas, and many of them have not learned about Falun Gong. A practitioner said, "I asked ten police officers, only one officer said he had heard about Falun Gong." Later, the practitioner focused her efforts to clarify the truth to police officers in charge of protecting us.

    Every police officer who had listened to the truth clarification said, "Thank you for telling me all this." A police officer said, "Though I haven't taken your materials, I've read your display boards from beginning to end, I now understand."

    "You're so peaceful, I wonder why the Chinese officials are so afraid of you." A police officer said, "So many protesting groups, only you keep it up. I admire you, and I also support you."

    A police officer walked over before off duty, and said, "I've been on duty for a day, I'm very tired, and want to go back home. But I don't know why I seem to still want to be with you."

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    Practitioners stay there for three days and three nights

    At an intersection between 48th Street and Park Avenue near the hotel where Hu stayed, police designated an area for us to appeal. Practitioners from around the world have been staying there for three days and three nights, until the morning of September 16 when Hu's group left.

    Practitioners brought with them backpacks, food and mats, regardless of wind or rain, or burning sun. With such hardship and such steadfastness, we only want to let Hu's group be able to hear our voice, learn the truth about Falun Gong, and choose a beautiful future for themselves. In the three days, each time when Hu entered or went out of the hotel, he could run into Falun Gong practitioners in bright yellow clothes. We believed that he had seen and heard. We also hoped that he could understand all this that Falun Gong practitioners have done.


    Practitioners Invited to U.S. Congressman's Picnic (Photos)

    (Clearwisdom.net) At noon on September 18 2005, Congressman Rob Andrews hosted a picnic with over one thousand attendees at a park in southern New Jersey, and local Falun Gong practitioners were invited.

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    Congressman Rob Andrews gives a speech

    Congressman Andrews has been reelected for 7 terms and he has supported Falun Gong practitioners' efforts to end the persecution. The practitioners thanked him for his support and took a photo with him.

    A Senator of New Jersey, Mr. Jon Corzine, also attended the picnic. Falun Gong practitioners clarified the truth of the persecution to him and asked him to support Falun Gong.

    During the event, Falun Gong practitioners demonstrated Chinese calligraphy and gave out bookmarks introducing Falun Gong. People liked both very much. While chatting with other attendees, they found that the American people are appalled by the Chinese Communist Party's atrocities and brutal violation of human rights.


    New York: Practitioners Bring Hope to Manhattan (Photos)

    (Clearwisdom.net, September 22, 2005) After a year of truth clarification in Manhattan, people in New York have learned more about Falun Dafa and about the Chinese Communist Party's cruelty. Though many people cannot differentiate kindness and evil in the current degenerating society, practitioners continued their efforts with compassionate hearts. They are explaining the facts in Manhattan continuously to awaken people's conscience. They think that Manhattan has hope as long as practitioners are doing truth-clarification in the city.

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    Practitioners explaining the fact on the intersection of 6th Avenue and 48th Street

    Some practitioners are visiting from other countries, such as Ms. Yang from Malaysia. She has been in Manhattan to do truth-clarification almost every day since last April. She has been speaking the only words in English that she can, "Falun Dafa is good" for over 500 days.

    Ms. Yao in her 70s and her husband came to New York after over 30-hour flight from New Zealand. They stood on street in Manhattan to clarify the truth after taking three-hour rest. Every day they stood for about 10 hours and tireless explaining the facts to passers-by.

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    Colorado: Clarifying the Truth in Downtown Denver (Photo)

    (Clearwisdom.net) During the time of Hu Jintao's visit to the USA, practitioners in Colorado believed it was important to clarify the truth to the American people about the persecution of Falun Gong.

    On September 14 2005, the practitioners came to the center of Denver to distribute flyers about rescuing Falun Gong orphans. Many people expressed their sympathy to the innocent children who lost their parents in the Chinese Communist Party's persecution of Falun Gong. They asked how they could help these children and many signed their names on the petition form. Some people took more flyers and wanted to give them to their friends and colleagues.


    Clarifying the truth in downtown Denver


    Germany: Lotus Flowers Take Root in Trier (Photos)

    (Clearwisdom.net) Trier is situated on the bank of the Moselle River, located in southwestern Germany close to the border with Luxembourg. On Saturday September 10th, 2005, several thousand children and their family members gathered in Trier to attend recreation activities. Children gathered at the Falun Gong information booth to learn how to fold paper lotus flowers and listened to original music by practitioners. While the children concentrated on making the flowers, their parents read the information about the persecution against Falun Gong practitioners on the boards set up around the booth.

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    Source:http://clearharmony.net/articles/200509/28885.html


    Sweden: People of Uppsala Learn the Truth about Falun Gong (Photos)

    (Clearwisdom.net) On the 17th of September, practitioners from the Uppsala region of Sweden held an anti-torture exhibition and a Falun Gong exercise demonstration in Uppsala, in order to inform the local people about Falun Gong and the ongoing persecution against the practice in China.

    Uppsala is a city with a long history that lies fairly close to Stockholm. The town has more than 200,000 inhabitants and about 500 of them are Chinese exchange students who are studying at the well-known Uppsala University.

    Activities were held along the main shopping street. The contrast between the harmonious exercise demonstration and the brutal torture exhibition moved the hearts of many people. Large numbers of people stopped to watch the scene. They had the chance to take leaflets and sign a petition calling for an end to the human rights abuses against Falun Gong practitioners.


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    Passersby follow practitioners to do the exercise

    Reenactment of torture methods

    Citizens look at display boards

    Citizens sign a petition to oppose the persecution

    Many people asked the same questions: "Why are such things happening in this world?" "How I can help you?" Practitioners answered people's questions and told them about why the CCP persecutes Falun Gong practitioners in China and exposed the malevolent CCP's nature of anti-humanity to awaken people's sense of justice. Many people signed their names to a petition.

    After learning the truth, one girl asked her friends to come and sign their names on the petition. One gentleman signed his name and then called his relatives and told them to come and have a look at the exhibition. Some people not only signed their names but also left their addresses and telephones. A young couple wrote down two addresses, and told a practitioner, "When we don't live here, you can find us from that address."

    We came in contact with many Chinese people throughout the activities. Two students from Mainland China accepted leaflets and Video-CDs as they talked with practitioners. When asked if they knew about the current situation that more than 4.4 million people have withdrawn from the CCP, they said, "Do not forget that we are not in China any more, we can see and know everything now. The society has already reached the information age; the evil CCP cannot cheat Chinese people in the long run."

    Source: http://clearharmony.net/articles/200509/28908.html


    Facts of the Persecution


    Mr. Wu Botong, 74, from Guizhou Province Persecuted to Death (Photo)

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    Mr. Wu Botong

    (Clearwisdom.net) On September 11, 2005, Mr. Wu Botong, a Falun Gong practitioner from Anshun City, Guizhou Province, was persecuted to death at Dujun Prison (also known as Jianjiang Cement Plant in Dujun, Guizhou Province). His body was cremated without his family's permission that very day.

    Mr. Wu Botong was seventy-four years old and worked at the Water Conservation Department in Guanling County, Anshun City. He lived in the Xixiu District of Anshun City. After the persecution of Falun Gong started on July 20, 1999, he was sent to brainwashing classes several times because he continued to practice Falun Gong. He was also sent to Zhongba Forced Labor Camp in Guizhou Province for a three-year term. After he left the labor camp, he realized that he had deviated from the righteous cultivation way. He went to the related government offices and declared that all he'd said and done while he was subjected to the brutal persecution in the forced labor camp was void. He was immediately returned to the labor camp, and the persecution resumed.

    Mr. Wu returned home after finishing a three-year term in the labor camp.

    In May of this year he was arrested with his wife, Pan Yingmei, on their way to Zhenfeng County to clarify the truth about Falun Gong.

    He was detained at the Zhenfeng County Detention Center and sentenced to a seven-year term. His wife was sentenced to three and a half years. She was jailed at the Yang'ai Forced Labor Farm.

    Mr. Wu was very healthy when he was transferred from the Zhenfeng County Detention Center to the Jingxi Relocation Center in Guiyang City. He was sent to Dujun Prison on September 5, 2005. At 7:35 a.m. on September 11, 2005, news came that he had died. Police cremated his body without permission on the same day.

    Pan Yingmei went to Dujun to see the body, escorted by more than ten policemen from the Yang'ai Forced Labor Farm. Immediately after, she was returned to the Yang'ai Forced Labor Farm. Pan Yingmei's request to let Mr. Wu's sister see the body was rejected. The excuse they gave her was there wasn't enough time.

    Dujun Prison is also called the Jianjiang Cement Plant. Most jailed male Falun Gong practitioners from Guizhou Province are held there.

    The authorities at Dujun Prison claim they had nothing to do with Mr. Wu Botong's death. They have alleged that whatever happened to him was done at the Jingxi Relocation Center. Information concerning the details of Mr. Wu's death is still under investigation.

    Contact information:

    Dujun Prison, Guizhou City, Guizhou Province Zip Code 558000
    Jiang Gangming, Chief of Political and Security Section of Dujun Prison: 86-854-8325261
    Hou Lide, Chief of Political and Security Section of Dujun Prison: 86-854-8325262

    Zhenfeng County Police Bureau: 86-859-6610202
    Zhenfeng County Detention Center: 86-859-6610933
    Huaxi Police Station: 86-859-3223274, 86-859-3223935
    Huaxi Street Administrative Office: 86-859-3223738, 86-859-3323391, 86-859-3303390, 86-859-3003493, 86-859-3224158
    Xixiu District Branch Office of the Anshun City Police Bureau 86-859-3222391, 86-859-3222108

    Anshun City Police Bureau: 86-859-3501110, 86-859-3501585, 86-859-3501580, 86-859-3501568, 86-859-3501703, 86-859-3222530, 86-859-3501560, 86-859-3501515, 86-859-3501713, 86-859-3501510, 86-859-3501524, 86-859-3501533, 86-859-3501553, and 86-859-3501543
    Anshun City National Security Bureau: 86-859-3461731, 86-859-3462277, 86-859-3461730, 86-859-3462610, 86-859-3462612, and 86-859-3462609
    Anshun City Political and Legal Committee: 86-859-3223084, 86-859-3340064, 86-859-3348844, and 86-859-3225461
    Xixiu District Political and Legal Committee: 86-859-3223015, 86-859-3226931, and 86-859-3223517


    The Persecution Suffered By Peng Dong Before His Death

    (Clearwisdom.net) Dafa disciple Mr. Peng Dong, in his 20s, was from Hanzhong City, Shaanxi Province. Because he had been persecuted for a long time, his body and spirit were devastated enormously. He died suddenly on June 28, 2005.

    Peng Dong was happy to have had the chance to first practice Falun Dafa in September of 1996. He became the youngest assistant very quickly. Throughout his nine years of cultivation practice, Peng Dong had firmly believed in Master, and had been persistent in cultivation. He studied the Fa attentively and practiced the exercises every day. He could recite Zhuan Falun and Hong Yin completely, as well as some of Teachers other articles. He fully made use of all of the free time he had to do truth-clarification work, and put almost all of his energy in doing the three things well.

    After the persecution began, he went out very quickly to clarify the truth and validate Dafa. On December 30, 2000, he rode a bicycle alone to Beijing to appeal for justice for Falun Dafa. Before leaving, he distributed more than 80 copies of truth clarification material that he made to some workplaces and government offices in Hanzhong. And on the road, he continued to distribute the truth clarifying materials. During the long and tiresome journey, he lived outdoors, and overcame fatigue. After his travel shoes were worn out, he put on another pair. When he arrived at Yuci County, Shanxi Province, he was tracked by the local police. He was arrested and put in a local detention center. Later he was sent back to the detention center of Hanzhong city.

    Wherever Peng Dong went, he would clarify the truth. He refused to be "transformed" and was illegally sentenced to a two and half year term in the labor camp. He was sent to the Shanxi Province labor camp (Zaozihe Labor Camp). Because he rejected the transformation, he was tied up on a death bed for two days. In the situation of his body being extremely weak, the personnel in the labor camp forced him to shoulder a sandbag over 100 Jin (lb.), which made him nearly go into shock. On May 13, 2002, he was punished by being forced to kneel for one day in a dark room.

    In 2003, Peng Dong was released after his illegal labor camp term expired. The Hanzhong city 610 office and the national security bureau went to his home to harass him on several occasions.

    On October 15, 2004, the city 610 office and the national security bureau once again caught Peng Dong and forced him into brainwashing. To resist the persecution, Peng Dong went on a hunger strike for five days.

    In April 2005, Peng Dong was caught and taken to Xinyuan hotel for illegal interrogation. Every time he was arrested, he would shout loudly: "Falun Dafa is good," exposing the evil crimes of the persecution.

    Having suffered the persecution for a long time, Peng Dong's body and spirit were seriously devastated. He died on June 28, 2005.


    Death and Torture in Lanzhou City Pingantai Forced Labor Camp

    (Clearwisdom.net)

    Falun Gong Practitioner Ms. Hou Youfang was a 48-year-old teacher in Jinchang City's Jinchuan District Xipo Middle School. She was sent to the Pingantai Forced Labor Camp because she practiced Falun Gong. She was subjected to all kinds of torture, including brutal beatings and being hung up by handcuffs fastened behind her back. When she died, many of the bones in her body were fractured.

    Practitioner Mr. Zhao Xudong, from the Lanzhou Chemical Industry Main Corporation Supply and Sales Company, was beaten to death in the Pingan Forced Labor Camp. His mother, Bai Jinyu, had her arms beaten to a pulp by a goon incited by labor camp officers because she refused to give up Falun Gong.

    Practitioner Ms. Ren Shuzhen is a 63-year-old doctor with the Gansu Province Yongdeng County Hospital. She was sent to the Lanzhou City Pingantai Forced Labor Camp because she practices Falun Gong. Other inmates, incited by team leader Hu Runmei, knocked out a few of her teeth. The guards forced her to do an excessive amount of work in an effort to "transform" her and stop her from cultivating "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance," but they couldn't move her firm will to cultivate Falun Gong. They then handcuffed her behind her back, tied a rope through the handcuffs and hung her in the vegetable cellar. People were assigned to monitor her and not let her sleep. This torture is called "Hanging Upside Down."

    Practitioner Ms. Jiao Tianyun is a 24-year-old, township cadre of a village in Linxia. She also was sent to the Pingantai Forced Labor Camp, where she was once tortured seven times a day for three days straight. Team leader Hu Runmei had a criminal inmate put dirty rags and stinking socks into her mouth and then torture her with "Hanging Upside Down."

    Practitioner Ms. Mao Zhonglian is 53 years old. She is from Linxia City. She was also subjected to the torture of "Hanging Upside Down" and developed bowel and urinary problems.


    Handicapped Veteran, Falun Dafa Practitioner Mr. Bian Chunyou of Henan Province, Jailed for His Belief

    (Clearwisdom.net) Mr. Bian Chunyou is 49 years old and from Buoai County of Henan Province. He was badly injured during a war, leaving one of his legs and his feet handicapped. The government has certified him as a second-level handicapped veteran. After Mr. Bian started practicing Falun Gong, the local government stopped his veteran's pension. He has had to live on a small income from repairing TV sets.

    In April 2005, Mr. Bian was arrested and imprisoned. While in prison, Mr. Bian's leg injury became worse. He suffered terrible pain, yet every day the police forced him to work long hours making paper boxes.

    On August 24, 2005, the Buoai County Court "tried" Mr. Bian. During the "trial," Mr. Bian solemnly told everyone that Falun Dafa is good and that it is not wrong to practice "Truth, Compassion, Forbearance." He also announced firmly that he would continue to practice Falun Gong. The authorities have so far not dared to announce a sentence.

    In 1999, Mr. Bian's wife, Ms. Li Xiangfeng, went to Beijing to appeal for the right to practice Falun Dafa. Since then, the police have threatened, arrested and persecuted her and caused her to suffer from hemiplegia. On August 30, when Mr. Bian was in prison, Ms. Li accidentally spilled gasoline and caused a fire. She was severely burned and is in the hospital waiting for skin grafts. This makes the family's financial circumstances even worse. Other family members went to the court requesting Mr. Bian's release. No only did the police refuse the request, they did not even allow them to see Mr. Bian.

    The Buoai County Police Department Chief, Wang Xiangxiao, 86-13703910858 (Cell)
    The County Chief Procurator Lu Xiaocui, 86-13849516666 (Cell)
    The County Court Deputy Director, Wang Xiaozheng, 86-13603892258 (Cell)
    The County Court Office, 86-391-8682616


    Guangzhou Police Carry Out Large-Scale Arrests of Practitioners

    (Clearwisdom.net) On September 12 and September 13, 2005, perpetrators from the Guangzhou City 610 Office and the Guangzhou City Police Department illegally broke into numerous residences and arrested Falun Dafa practitioners. It was learned that practitioners Shi Lei, Chen Xianzhang, Fan Haiqin and her father and brother, and Chen Huiling have been abducted.

    Around midnight on September 12, a dozen officers from the Meihua Street Police Station in the Dongshan District, Guangzhou City broke into Dafa practitioner Shi Lei's home and took him away. They said they were going to interrogate Shi Lei and obtain some information from him. When Shi Lei's wife asked them to present the arrest warrant, the police only flashed a slip of paper that read, "Using [slanderous word omitted] to disrupt implementation of the law." Shi Lei's wife asked the police to leave the paper with her but they refused, fearing that it would be evidence later on of their crime.

    Shi Lei firmly refused to cooperate with the perpetrators at the police station. On September 13 they sent him to the Guangzhou City Brainwashing Center in Chatou. Mr. Shi is not allowed to meet with his family.

    Some time before midnight on September 12, officers from the Haizhu District 610 Office and police department broke into the homes of practitioners Chen Huiling, Fan Wei and Chen Xianzhang (in his 70s) and abducted them. The police had been monitoring and following Chen Huiling for a long time before the illegal arrest.

    Around 3:00 a.m. on September 13, practitioner Fan Haiqin was arrested by about eight police officers in front of the building where she lived. The perpetrators proceeded to ransack her home and took a dozen pieces of Dafa materials, a set of Dafa lectures, VCDs, and a printer.

    Her husband tried to reason with the police, but his words fell on deaf ears. Ms. Fan's husband later told other practitioners that these officers were from the city police department and from the Huanghuagnag Police Department. They had been following Fan Haiqin for a long time. The perpetrators abducted Fan Haiqin and destroyed the Dafa truth clarification materials production site in her home. According to the police officer in charge of the abduction, Fan Haiqin is to be detained for "15 days under public security detention." She is being held at the No. 5 Tianhe Detention Center in Guangzhou City.

    On the afternoon of September 13, Fan Haiqin's father was at home when he was called to the local Haizhu District Police Department to answer some inquiries. He was later released.

    It has been learned that this is the first round of illegal arrests, and a second and third round of persecution will follow. We suggest that Dafa practitioners in Guangdong Province and Guangzhou City work as one body and destroy all plans to disrupt Dafa. Please send forth righteous thoughts as often as possible. Practitioners whose circumstances permit should send forth righteous thoughts at the top of the hour.

    Related phone numbers: (please dial country code + area code before all phone numbers, please dial country code before cell phone numbers, country code: 86, area code: 020)

    Guangzhou City Police Department
    Main switchboard: 84219584
    Address: No. 200 Qiyi Road, Guangzhou City
    Main office: 83331144
    Zhu Huisheng: head of the police department, 83347347 (he personally answers phone complaints on the 1st and 15th of each month)
    Appeal Section: 83118040
    Guangzhou City 610 Office: 83193123, 83377877
    Main switchboard: 83116688 ext. 610 Office
    Zhang Qingsheng: head of Guangzhou City 610 Office, 61382058
    Li Qiongyang: head of the Guangdong Province 610 Office, 13902237307 (cell), 38866148 (home)
    Wang Jiadong: group head at the Sanhui Legal School, a brainwashing center in Guangdong Province, 757-7317717
    Guangzhou City Legal School, a brainwashing class
    Address: No. 56 North Xizhou Road, Chatou, Baiyun District
    Zip code: 510435
    Pan Jinhua: principal, 81730648
    Li Xuezhen: political head, 81730767
    Lai Jianfeng: head of the Control Division, 81730646
    Control Division: 81730637
    Front office: 81730648
    Jiang Hong: instructor
    Huang Yongrong: 81730767
    Tianhe District Police Department in Guangzhou City: 87502743, 87502753
    Peng Yilin: head of the police department, 87502777, 85513381 (home)
    Fu Fushan: head of the police department, 87502766, 85517229 (home)
    Fan Chunrong: head of the police department, 83115008, 87501929
    Han Liping: deputy head of the police department
    Cen Weixiong: head of Politics and Security Division, 13808889880
    610 Office for the Tianhe Police Department: 82321185 (the name has been changed to Internal Security Division in order to conceal the function of the office)
    Zhu Wenyong: head of the Tianhe Detention Center, 82312286 (home) 85547279 85546731(office)
    Xu Qingsong: deputy head from the Tianhe Police Department 610 Office,
    Huanghuagang Street Police Department in Tianhe District: 37617756
    Address: Middle Xianlie Road, Guangzhou City
    Tianhe District 610 Office mailing address: Tianhe District Police Department Tianhe District 610 Office in Guangzhou City
    Zip code: 510630
    Perpetrators at the Tianhe District 610 Office: Hao Shaoming, Cheng Wenhu and Li Jianhui (female)
    Haizhu District Police Department in Guangzhou City
    Address: No. 368 Middle Tongfu Road Police Station, Guangzhou City
    Haizhu District 610 Office
    Address: No. 39 Middle Xiaogang Road, Haizhu District, Guangzhou City
    Zip code: 510000
    Haizhu District Brainwashing Class: 84219584
    Address: South Heguirong Nursing Home, Guangzhou Dadao, Guangzhou City
    Li Ruimin: section head at the Haizhu District Police Department, head of the Haizhu District Brainwashing Class
    Huang Mian: member of the Haizhu District 610 Office
    Wen Chunlan: member of the Haizhu District 610 Office, 020 8443 9241 to Haizhu District 610 Office
    Dongshan District Police Department in Guangzhou City: 87766501
    Address: No. 367 East Donghua Road, Guangzhou City
    Miehuacun Street Police Precinct in the Dongshan District: 87660666
    Address: NO 27 Meihuacun, Guangzhou City


    Inner Mongolia Practitioner Zhou Jingpeng Tortured and Illegally Jailed

    (Clearwisdom.net)

    On September 2, 2004, Mr. Zhou Jinpeng, a Falun Gong practitioner from Inner Mongolia, was arrested by the police of Ke'er'qin area in Tongliao City. He was illegally imprisoned in the detention center of Ke'er'qin area for about half a year.

    Within this period, three relatives of Zhou were also arrested. As soon as the holidays arrived, his relatives and family members were under the fear of being hunted by the police. Even the pigpen at his house was searched many times.

    While arresting Zhou Jingpeng on September 2, 2004, Policeman Bao Buhe kept fiercely punching Zhou's face until his face was distorted and his mouth, eyes, and nose bled. Nobody even tried to stop this evil conduct.

    In order to cover up the crime, another policeman, Ma Ying, wiped the blood off Zhou Jinpeng's face before video recording him and said, "Nobody hit you, right? We did not see anything." After the beating, Zhou was jailed in an isolated compartment and vomited blood for seven days. The police even cuffed him with 14 kg (31 lb) steel foot shackles that originally were for criminals on death row. He walked with these heavy shackles for six days.

    Once, policemen from the police station of Ke'er'qin area came to the detention center. Policeman Bao Jirimutu took Zhou Jinpeng's foot shackles off. A guard of the detention center asked Bao to put down the shackles. However, he put them around Zhou's neck instead, and made him walk with the shackles to humiliate him. During interrogation, policeman Wang Bo threatened Zhou Jinpeng, saying, "Not only I am going to torture you physically, but I am also going to rape you spiritually." He grabbed Zhou Jinpeng's right hand and violently twisted his hand joints by turning his hand back and forth. Because of the extreme pain, Zhou Jinpeng could not help but scream! Zhou Jinpeng was tortured four times this way. Although Wang Bo was covered with sweat, he did not stop torturing Zhou Jinpeng until Shao Jun and Zhang Liming (deputy chief of the police station) came in. Zhou Jinpeng appealed to Zhang Liming, "Isn't this torture?" Zhang answered, "This is not."

    Zhou Jinpeng was tortured until after midnight. Bao continuously cursed at Zhou Jinpeng with dirty words. In order to keep Zhou Jinpeng awake, Bao sprayed cold water on his face repeatedly. When dawn broke, Shao Jun cuffed Zhou Jinpeng's hands to a file cabinet and pulled on his belt, which made the handcuffs deeply cut into the flesh of his hands.

    Whenever someone came from the police station of Ke'er'qin area to illegally interrogate Zhou Jinpeng (including illegal questioning, and photo taking), Wang Bo and Shao Jun always slapped him in the face. One time his ears were swollen after being hit by Shao Jun.

    On February 19, 2004, Zhou Jinpeng was illegally sentenced to seven years in prison. On January, 23, 2004, Zhou Jinpeng wrote a statement for defending himself in court. The trial was held on February, 3 and the verdict was on February, 4. Zhou Jinpeng was secretively transferred to Chifeng Prison of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

    Zhou Jinpeng is still suffering from brutal tortures in prison. We call upon all righteous people in the world. Please lend your helping hands and rescue these innocent Falun Gong practitioners who are being seriously persecuted in Mainland China.

    (In the verdict document, the judge was Guo Liyan, accompanied by Guo Weimin and Zhang Baocai; the clerk was Xu Wei.)


    Practitioner Ms. Dong Aijun Goes Into Exile After Leaving Prison to Avoid Further Harassment

    (Clearwisdom.net) The local judicial department harassed practitioner Ms. Dong Aijun from Fangcun Town, Daiyue District, Taian City, Shandong Province. The day after her release from prison, August 20, 2005, she left home to avoid further persecution. On the afternoon of September 13, 2005, her husband left home to avoid certain arrest. Her son and daughter are living in another city, so no one currently resides at their home. More details follow:

    Li Yong, the political head from the Fangcun Town Police Station in Daiyue District, Taian City arrested Ms. Dong Aijun. It happened when she was distributing truth clarification flyers. She was held at the Xintai City Detention Center. One month later she was sentenced to two years of forced labor and sent to the No. 1 Women's Labor Camp in Shandong Province, located at No. 20 Jiangshuiquan Road in Jinan City. At first, Ms. Dong believed the perpetrators when they misled her and she "reformed". She quickly realized that she had been deceived by their lies. She returned to Dafa and firmly refused to cooperate with them any further. Ms. Dong was released on August 19, 2005. Before she left the labor camp, she wrote an announcement, which she then gave to the guards. The guards didn't say anything.

    Beginning from the day after her returned home, Hou Fuguo, head of the Fangcun Town 610 Office and Xia Feng, head of Fangcun Town Judicial Office often went to Ms. Dong's home to harass her. They ordered her to write a guarantee statement to renounce Dafa, which she refused to do.

    At around 11 p.m. on September 7, 2005, Xia Feng led a group of policemen to break into Ms. Dong's home. Her daughter and son-in-law told the police, "The owner of the home is not here right now. Don't touch anything or you'll be violating the law!" They temporarily restrained themselves. Xia Feng walked around the bed and held up a copy of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party. Dong Aijun's daughter and son-in-law said, "You brought that here and you are trying to frame us. No way!" They were exasperated and left around midnight.

    At around 5:00 p.m. on September 13, about six policemen pounded on Ms. Dong's door. Only Ms. Dong's husband was home then. Her husband and her other family members had been arrested more than three times since 1999. Ms. Dong's husband didn't open the door. He locked the door, jumped over the wall in the yard and ran out. The police fanatically chased after him but couldn't catch him. On the morning of September 14, Ms. Dong's husband returned home. He saw that the lock on the door was broken and the whole place had been turned upside down. The bed, the closet, the drawers and the chests were all combed through and messed up. His neighbors confirmed that about six policemen entered Ms. Dong's home around dusk on September 13 and left after having been there a long time. The footprints the perpetrators left in the courtyard wall were still clearly visible on the morning of September 14.

    Taian City, Shandong Province:

    Hou Fuguo: the head of Fangcun Town "610 Office," Daiyue District, 86-538-8083315(Home)

    Xia Feng: the head of the Fangcun Town Judicial Office, 86-538-8062148(Office)

    Fangcun Town Police Station: 86-538-8061039


    Han Guiping and Her Son Wang Bing Arrested - Their Whereabouts Unknown

    (Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Han Guiping is a Falun Gong practitioner in her 30's. She had many illnesses before she started to practice Falun Gong. After she began practicing Falun Gong, her physical and mental condition improved dramatically and she enjoyed living illness-free. She also got rid of her bad habitats, such as smoking, drinking, and playing Mahjong (a form of gambling).

    After the persecution started, Ms. Han appealed against the injustice. She was arrested and detained in a mental hospital. After she was released, the officials from the local residential committee went to Ms. Han's home many times to harass her. Her phone was monitored as well. Then, her husband died.

    While Ms. Han was still mourning her husband, the police attempted to detain her again in order to subject her to forced brainwashing. To avoid the persecution, Ms. Han had to leave her home with her child, and they became homeless.

    None of her relatives dared to take Ms. Han into their homes due to the fear of being persecuted along with her. Still, the police came to her deer farm many times and tried to arrest her, but failed each time. Due to frequent harassment by the police, her deer farm was no longer able to do business, and thus her source of income was cut off. Ms. Han's happy family was destroyed and her life was in great difficulty. Her teenage son, Wang Bing, was no longer able to attend school and had to lead a homeless life with his mother.

    Not long ago, Ms. Han and her son were arrested by the police and their detention location is unknown.


    Practitioners Persecuted to Death in Hubei, Heilongjiang, Hebei, and Guangxi Provinces

    (Clearwisdom.net)

    Mr. Zhang Gongmei, age 73, was a retired worker from the Xianan District of Hubei Province. From 1982 to 1995, Mr. Zhang was seriously ill. He was one of those who spent a lot of money on medical expenses. After taking up the practice of Falun Dafa in 1996, his health quickly recovered. From 1996 to 2005, he wasn't sick at all. When the practice of Falun Gong was officially banned in 1999 by the Chinese government, Mr. Zhang went to Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province, then later to Beijing to appeal for the restoration of the right to practice Falun Dafa. When the persecution was at its peak, he stopped practicing for a while. Later, however, Mr. Zhang started to practice again, and he clarified the truth and distributed materials in support of Falun Dafa. The police considered Mr. Zhang's case as a typical "Falun Dafa case." They ransacked his house, confiscated his property, and later took him away to be brainwashed. Mr. Zhang died of torture on July 23, 2005.

    Mr. Dong Chunhou, 60, was a Falun Dafa practitioner from Macheng City, Hubei Province. After he started to practice in February 1997, Mr. Dong went from being a very sick person to a very healthy one. In 2000, Mr. Dong was arrested and sent to a brainwashing class, where he was subjected to various barbarous treatments. After his release, police officers continued to harass him with threats and extortion. Finally, Mr. Dong broke down and died on November 9, 2003.

    Mr. Su Diankui, age 80, was a practitioner from Xianfeng Village, Longhe Township, Nahe City, Heilongjiang Province. Before starting to practice Falun Dafa in October 1996, Mr. Su experienced constant muscle sprains and cramps, which prevented him from squatting and using the toilet. However, after taking up the practice of Falun Dafa, all those problems disappeared. In the spring of 2002, someone reported him to the authorities for possessing Falun Dafa materials. As a result, all his videotapes, reading materials and Dafa books were confiscated. He was taken away, beaten, and locked up for 48 hours. Continual harassment and ill treatment afterwards finally drove him to his death on November 21, 2003.

    Ms Sun Shuhui, age 40, was a practitioner from Baoding City, Hebei Province. In 2000, Ms. Sun was diagnosed with cancer and was told that she had only eight months to live. After taking up the practice of Falun Dafa, she recovered miraculously. Out of appreciation, she went around promoting Falun Dafa and clarifying the facts to people who had been misled by the government propaganda. In 2002, due to constant harassment and pressure from police officers, her health suddenly declined, and she died in 2003.

    Ms Lu Qiuju, age 61, lived in Minqiang Village, Huatong Township, Jingxi County, Guangxi Province. Ms Lu's whole family practices Falun Dafa. After the persecution of Falun Dafa began on July 20, 1999, the local police ransacked her home, confiscated her property, and constantly harassed and threatened her. Whenever she witnessed a member of her family being arrested, threatened, or fined, it was like a knife stabbing into her heart. After her two sons were arrested and taken to forced labor camps, she gave up practicing for a while. Long periods of harassment and pressure from police officers wore her down physically and mentally, and she started having mental problems. She died on July 23, 2005.


    Practitioners Exchange Insights and Experiences


    One of My Experiences in Delivering the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party

    (Clearwisdom.net) In July 2005, I paid a visit to my parents who lived in the county capital town of my hometown. I stayed at my parent's home in the teacher's residential area. Most residents there are teachers and they enjoy chatting with each other downstairs every evening.

    Chatting with them, I learned that they hate the corrupt Chinese Communist Party (CCP) very much. But due to the nature of the teaching profession, most teachers have stronger concerns over China's future than other ordinary people. Even though they criticize CCP, they are constrained by the CCP's concepts. Just as Teacher said:

    "Yet when the Chinese people curse the CCP, their opposition to that party is still within the context of the consciousness created by that same party's culture, and they are in fact still viewing the Party from within the Party's culture." (January 26, 2005, We are not "Getting Political")

    Due to the information blockage, they knew nothing about the quitting CCP movement and the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party.

    Facing these residents who have been fooled by the CCP, I felt my duty was to save them. With the help of righteous thoughts from local practitioners, I decided to deliver the Nine Commentaries to them in an intensive effort.

    After choosing 11 p.m. of that day as the delivery time, local practitioners and I sent forth righteous thoughts five times, focused on the local area, and created a huge energy field over the area to prevent evil from disturbing it.

    Since the residence has four buildings. I divided materials into four packages and put them in a big travel bag. I planned to put one small bag in a safe place in each building before delivery, and then spread one bag to one building at a time. This was safe and effective.

    Before the delivery, I sat down to send forth righteous thoughts and communicate with my materials. I told them: "You are made by practitioners who risked their lives. You carry the messages to save sentient beings. Each page of you should reach people to be saved and not allow yourselves to be taken away, submitted to the CCP, or become destroyed. No loopholes are allowed to allow you to be destroyed or taken away."

    At 11 p.m., a local practitioner carried me to the door of the residential area with a motor cycle and stayed outside to help and reinforce my efforts. I walked into the area carrying the big bag. I first went to the top (fifth) floor of a building and delivered materials downward.

    Since it was hot, many homes had their safety doors wide open even though it was almost midnight. The corridor was well-lit, and there were still people walking around. Seeing the situation, I rose up my hand in front of my chest and started sending forth righteous thoughts to the residents: "Dear people, you have waited billions of years for this moment. You came down to the earth by putting your hopes on the hands of Falun Dafa practitioners. Now by following the heavenly orders, I come to give you the Nine Commentaries and truth clarification materials. Your enlightened side should take control now!"

    Only about two seconds after my righteous thoughts were sent. I heard people close their safety doors one after another! I burst into tears and put a copy of material in front of each door or mailbox and said in my heart: "I hope each of you goes into the hands of people."

    Quickly, I finished more than half of the job. But at the moment, due to ignorance, one thing happened.

    After exiting from one unit, seeing no people around, I directly entered a neighboring unit in the same building. Actually, Minghui Weekly has reminded us that it's better to go to another building when exiting from one building to avoid people's doubts. I knew the point. But since things were going smoothly and there were no people around, I neglected this point.

    Right after entering the neighboring unit, I heard footsteps behind me. Turning my head back, I saw a resident had paid attention to my presence and was following me. I turned around, and rose up my hand while looking at him to send forth righteous thoughts. I said in my mind: "I spread the Nine Commentaries to save sentient beings. This is the focal point of gods and I am following heavenly orders. Nothing should interfere with this issue. Teacher and gods, please help me!"

    Instantly, I saw vaguely that gods formed a strong energy belt which rotated around me. Quickly, my whole body was encircled by a strong compassionate energy field which felt like a floating energy ball. I looked again and that person had gone. After another half an hour, I completed the job.

    A few days later, I left my hometown. I called my father. He said very happily: "Somebody delivered the Nine Commentaries to every home in the area. Now the topic of every evening's talks is all about the Nine Commentaries. People exchange CDs and books. People's minds have changed at once."

    I am glad that my father is so happy. In the persecution, he suffered and endured under heavy pressure. Due to the closed environment, people over there including my parents know very little about the truth of Falun Dafa and the persecution. My parents felt the heavy pressure.

    Spreading the Nine Commentaries totally changed people's minds, and has awakened people's kind concepts. The heavy pressure upon my parents during the years of persecution dissolved in one stroke.

    Compassion can wake up people's true nature. Righteous thoughts can dissolve any obstacles. Evil persecutes us with money, but we use our hearts to save people.

    With careful preparation and cooperation, compassionate thoughts, steadiness in facing sudden events, and the after event revisits, the whole process is just perfect!


    Going Back Home with Dignity and Righteous Thoughts

    (Clearwisdom.net) I began practicing Falun Dafa in June 1996 because of a predestined relationship. Before I started to practice Dafa, I suffered many illnesses including a kidney stone, myoma of the uterus, diabetes, and hypertension. I was admitted to the hospital every year. In 1986, I had a hysterectomy. Illness forced my early retirement at the age of forty-five. As soon as I started to cultivate in Falun Dafa, Master purified my body. My illnesses disappeared and my body felt very comfortable. More importantly, I understood the meaning of life.

    On July 20, 1999, former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin and his regime started to persecute Dafa and prohibited anyone from practicing Dafa. In September 1999, my fellow practitioner and I went to Beijing to appeal for justice for Falun Dafa and tell the authorities that Falun Dafa is good. We returned home safely. On March 4, 2000, I was arrested and detained in a drug rehabilitation center for 69 days because I continued to practice the Fa and simply wanted to be a good person. In July 2000, I returned to Beijing to validate Dafa, then stayed at a fellow practitioner's home. On August 11, 2000, the police broke into the practitioner's home and arrested me. I was not afraid. In my heart I asked Master to help me and then I walked away from detention safely.

    The local police issued a nationwide arrest warrant for me. For the next five years I was forced into homelessness and destitution. However, when I look back on the path I have walked, every step has been under Master's benevolent protection. Every time I was in danger, I was able to walk away safely. Wherever I went, I promoted Dafa, clarified the truth and helped save people.

    Recently, I enlightened to the understanding that I should go back to my home to clarify the truth better and save more people in my area. The old forces arranged this persecution and forced me to leave my home. I firmly negated the old forces' arrangements and went back home with dignity.

    My whole family started to negate the persecution. My relatives who are also practitioners (that is, my second elder sister and my niece's entire family), other practitioners in my hometown and from other areas all helped me to send righteous thoughts to eliminate the dark minions and rotten demons that persecuted us.

    The police asked me to go to the police department to explain why I was homeless. I enlightened to the understanding that it was an opportunity for me to save them, to ask them to stop the persecution of Dafa and Dafa disciples and not to be accomplices of the Jiang regime anymore. I went back home on September 5. Back in my hometown with other practitioners I now validate Dafa, save the world's people and assist Master to rectify the Fa in the human world.

    Every practitioner's situation is different, and we cannot make generalized statements regarding whether or not practitioners forced to leave their homes should return. Let us study the "Fa" well and follow Master's teachings to clarify the truth and save the world's people.


    Witnessing the Power of Righteous Thoughts in the Course of Validating the Fa

    (Clearwisdom.net)

    Recently, there have been a lot of reports on the Clearwisdom website about Falun Gong practitioners being kidnapped and persecuted. The number of Falun Gong practitioners being persecuted to death has been growing steadily. I feel that we should disclose the persecution and frighten the evil people. At the same time, we should stress our improvement according to the Fa and recognize the power of righteous thoughts. Below I would like to share a few examples in the course of validating the Fa, where I witnessed the power of righteous thoughts.

    One night when my wife and I were taking our kids to my parents' home, we passed a community center. I wanted to place some Falun Gong materials there to clarify the truth about Falun Gong, but it was quite bright in front of the center, making it unsafe to do so out in the open. At that time, I had no fear or other thoughts, but only one idea - to turn off the bright light. Miraculously, the lights in front of the center went out at my wish, and we successfully put up the material.

    Another time, I was detained at the police station, and was interrogated three times in 20 hours. I tried hard to send forth righteous thoughts towards the policemen, causing them to have headaches, become sleepy and even distort their words. They became so sleepy that they fell asleep on the table. I continued to send forth righteous thoughts, and when I closed my eyes, I saw a phenomenal number of holy armies in other dimensions striding forward with weapons in hand, forcing the evil back, making it collapse. After the 20 hours' struggle between righteous and evil, they had to release me unconditionally. During the whole process, I kept reminding myself to maintain righteous thoughts, maintain righteous thoughts.

    Before Master had talked about sending forth righteous thoughts, I was detained for over a month. During one interrogation, a policeman kept saying filthy things about Master and the Fa. An idea came to mind that he should meet with justice for his misdeeds, and I spoke out, "Whoever he is, whatever excuses he uses, whatever bad things he has done, he will face retribution in the end." Accordingly, he became sick. When I saw him again, he had become weak and could not participate in the interrogation. He even went to the clinic for medicine. During my detainment, I won sympathy from inmates and some kind policemen because of my righteous thoughts and behavior. Even some drug users miraculously abandoned their addictions because they respected the Fa and studied the Fa. One man was released early from the Shuangkou Forced Labor Camp of Tianjin City because he actively participated in the persecution against practitioners, but before long he was arrested again for stealing. He was very rude to me, which made the supervisor mad. The man was reprimanded and did not act like that again. Righteous thoughts can change the environment.

    Because I have attachments myself and could not see through some problems, sometimes I was interfered with or persecuted by the evil. It is just like what Master mentioned in Teaching the Fa at the Western U.S. International Fa Conference:

    "...some of you just keep tripping over yourselves as you go forward, stumbling and falling one time after another."

    Over the past six years plus, we have been validating the Fa while we, ourselves, are being persecuted. With Master's mercy, our determination, and our eliminating the interference and persecution with righteous thoughts, we have been able to step forward continuously to this day. The Fa has empowered us with limitless potential. We should use this power to validate the Fa, save sentient beings, and eliminate the evil.


    Fa -Study during the Night of the Hurricane

    (Clearwisdom.net) When hurricane Taili attacked, because we did not have time to send out a cancellation notice of the Fa-study in the evening, I had to go to the meeting place to open the door. I went with a bit of reluctance. I thought that if nobody showed up, I would immediately go back home. I went against the wind and rain and finally reached the entrance. To my surprise, there were already practitioners waiting outside the door with umbrellas. Seeing that these practitioners were fearless in the face of the hurricane and they were so diligent, I felt very ashamed of myself.

    After I opened the door, practitioners gradually came in one after another. About one third of the usual crowd came. There was a practitioner whose home was quite far away and yet he still managed to come. Two other practitioners, who rarely came before, surprisingly appeared that night. The loud reading indicated that everyone cherished the opportunity and studied the Fa with full attention. The room was enveloped in a quiet and peaceful atmosphere where everyone seemed to be melting into the Fa.

    After we finished our Fa study, we started to share our experience and understandings. In the past when we had a big crowd, people would hold such an attitude that there are always people who would share their experience, and so it does not matter if I keep quiet. Some people didn't feel comfortable to talk about their shortcomings in front of many others. Consequently, many opportunities that could help us improve together were lost. By and by, our Fa-study turned into something like work report meetings or meetings to assign tasks. As a result, some practitioners gradually stopped attending the Fa-study.

    As the number of people who came that night was low, everyone had to speak. At the beginning, everyone was feeling a bit uncomfortable and kept quiet, waiting for others to talk first. Soon, a practitioner started to talk about how she saw her attachment of fear and the attachment to pursuit, as well as the pain of being unable to free her from sentimentality recently when her child was hospitalized. Then another practitioner went on to share that her father was also sick lately and her family encountered huge conflicts, which put her under enormous stress.

    Just then, a practitioner read a line from Zhuan Falun,

    "Since you practice a righteous way, your practice will benefit others." (English version in March 2000) (quote confirmed)

    The practitioner reminded us to examine ourselves and to see if we had omissions. He said that if the interference had affected Fa-rectification work, it would be best to send forth righteous thoughts to eliminate it.

    When it was another practitioner's turn to speak, she talked about an attachment she found a few days earlier while preparing materials for a research and discussion meeting. She said that because of the mentality she had that her ideas were the best, she almost missed the important research and discussion meeting. Another practitioner said that because she always had a low self-esteem and worried that she would not do things well, it turned out that she indeed could not do anything well. Through Fa study, she realized that every thought and notion of a cultivator is important. She vowed to strengthen her righteous thoughts from that point on.

    One man talked about a test he faced in a dream. He found out that not only was he unable to let go of life and death, he was actually very much afraid of death. He also mentioned the Xinxing tests his newly-married wife had given him. Practitioners also talked about how one should not impose one's own thoughts onto other practitioners, and shared their own experience in enlarging their capacity of tolerance and so on so forth.

    With the happiness of melting into the Fa, everyone felt that the meeting was worthy of attending, and we promised to each other that we would start from ourselves and do well so that our Fa-study would truly form an environment where we can share experience based on the Fa, learn from each other, encourage one another and ultimately improve ourselves together.


    News from China


    Unscheduled Broadcast: Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party Seen on TV in Yunnan, China on September 18

    (Clearwisdom.net) At 8:10 p.m. on September 18, 2005, the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, etc. was tapped into and broadcast on CCTV 1 and Yunnan TV 1 in the area near the border of Myanmar, and lasted for about thirty minutes. The equipment was timer controlled.

    Local people responded that the signals were very clear and covered a large area, and about twenty thousand people viewed it clearly.

    Comments indicated that because Mainland Chinese people's right to know the truth is suppressed, it is resulting in people daring to break the news blockades by tapping into TV systems. This is a reflection of people's right to the facts returning.

    Other reports said that at 8:20 p.m., on August 9, 2005, Guan County TV 2 (Channel 26) in Shandong Province also broadcast a program about withdrawing from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

    Neiqinghe TV in Linxi County, Hebei Province was also tapped into and broadcast a similar program.

    On August 2, 2005, Ji County Cable TV was tapped into and broadcast the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party for two hours.

    On July 3, 2005, all thirteen channels of CCTV and twelve channels of the southern nine Provinces were covered simultaneously.

    The Epoch Times published the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, which prompted a large surge of withdrawals from the CCP. As of September 20, 2005, four million four hundred thousand people have withdrawn from the CCP and its associated organizations, according to The Epoch Times website.


    Latest News from China - September 1, 2005

    (Clearwisdom.net)

    1. [Baiyin City, Gansu Province] Mr. Jia Peifu andOthers Arrested and Detained
    2. [Yuzhou City, Henan Province] Mr. Li Guangcan and Others Arrested
    3. [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Mr. Wang Hao Sentenced to Forced Labor
    4. [Jianli County, Hubei Province] Ms. Yi Lanying Detained in Shishi Detention Center in Fujian Province
    5. [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Mr. Wang Enguo Detained in Tiebei Detention Center
    6. [Longjing City, Jilin Province] Ms. Jin Chunyu and Others Arrested
    7. [Guan County, Shandong Province] 610 Officers Arrested Practitioners
    8. [Pingdu City, Shandong Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Arrested
    9. [Zhaoyuan City, Shandong Province] Ms. Wang Xiuhua and Ms. Song Yinghua Arrested
    10. [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Ms. Zang Yumei Arrested

    1. [Baiyin City, Gansu Province] Mr. Jia Peifu and Others Arrested and Detained

    On July 30, 2005, police from Baiyin City arrested sixteen Falun Dafa practitioners who were having a Fa-conference. The police injured two practitioners on the spot and ransacked all sixteen homes. They released six elderly practitioners after extorting 200 yuan from each of them. By August 31, 2005, Mr. Jia Peifu, Ms. Li Yu, and Ms. Cui Jianping were still being detained.

    Relevant phone numbers:

    Chen Youxin, male, Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Secretary of Baiyin City Political and Judiciary Committee, also in charge of the city's 610 Office: 86-943-8252993 (Office), 86-943-8229789 (Home).

    Zhou Lin (male), Baiyin City 610 Office Head: 86-943-8221890 (Office).

    Chen Zhonghua, male, Baiyin City Police State Security Division Head: 86-943-8252332 (Office), 86-943-8226190 (Home).

    2. [Yuzhou City, Henan Province] Mr. Li Guangcan and Others Arrested

    Practitioners Mr. Li Guangcan, Mr. Ba Kejun, Ms. Lou Yulan, Ms. Kong Lingzhi, Ms Zhang Guifen, Ms. Zhang Jumei, and Mr. Xiao Zhentong and another practitioner, name unknown, all from Yuzhou City, were arrested at 11 p.m. on August 26, 2005.

    Mr. Li Guangcan, Mr. Ba Kejun and the other practitioner are being detained in the detention center; the other five are being detained in the Yuzhou City Police Department.

    3. [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Mr. Wang Hao Sentenced to Forced Labor

    After practitioner Mr. Wang Hao from Wuhan City was arrested by police for passing out "truth clarifying materials" on August 19, 2005, he was sentenced to forced labor and is now in Hewan Forced Labor Camp in Wuhan City.

    4. [Jianli County, Hubei Province] Ms. Yi Lanying Detained in Shishi Detention Center in Fujian Province

    On August 19, 25, practitioner Ms. Yi Lanying from Jianli County was arrested in Shishi City, Fujian Province, when she was passing out truth clarifying materials. She is now detained in the Shishi City Detention Center in Fujian Province.

    5. [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Mr. Wang Enguo Detained in Tiebei Detention Center

    Practitioner Mr. Wang Enguo from Changchun City was arrested in March 2005. He has been detained in Tiebei Detention Center ever since, in company with death row prisoners.

    6. [Longjing City, Jilin Province] Ms. Jin Chunyu and Others Arrested

    On August 25, 2005, around 5 a.m., practitioners from Longsheng Village, Chaoyangchuan Town, Longjing City, including Ms. Jin Chunyu from the Second Group and Li, gender unknown, from the Fifth Group, were arrested by police from Chaoyang Town and are now detained in the Longjing City Detention Center. Practitioner Ms. Li Xiuying's home was ransacked, and Ms. Li Xiuting has been forced to become destitute and homeless in order to avoid being illegally arrested at home.

    Ms. He Juying was arrested on August 3, 2005, in Dunhua City and is now detained in the Dunhua City Detention Center.

    Relevant phone numbers:

    Jin Zhezhu, male, Longjing City Detention Center Head: 86-433-3283029
    Police Chaoyangchuan Town Station in Longjing City: 86-433-3589385

    7. [Guan County, Shandong Province] 610 Officers Arrested Practitioners

    On August 11, 2005, the police and officials from the Guan County 610 Office ransacked practitioners' homes and arrested Mr. Liu Zichao, Mr. Liu Ziyuan, Mr. Wang Yuhe, Guo Hua (gender unknown), Ms. Li Yujun, Mr. Tian Shutang, Ms. Xie Guiqin, and Mr. Ge Muhuan, among others.

    8. [Pingdu City, Shandong Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Arrested

    On August 16, 2005, practitioner Ms. Ma Meihua from Damaqiu, Wanjia Town, Pingdu City, was arrested by police from the Liaolan Station.

    9. [Zhaoyuan City, Shandong Province] Ms. Wang Xiuhua and Ms. Song Yinghua Arrested

    Practitioner Ms. Wang Xiuhua is 69 years old and lives in Wohuzhuang Village, Daqinjia Town, Zhaoyuan City. On August 21, 2005, Ms. Wang went to the Zhaoyuan New First High School to visit her grandson. On the way there she picked up a flyer exposing the truth about Falun Dafa. She learned that one of the students at her grandson's school was arrested when he was only 16 years old. She wept and then went to the school administration to clarify the truth and try to rescue the child and get him out of prison. She was reported, and the city 610 Office picked her up and took her to a brainwashing class held in Lingnan Gold Mine in Zhaoyuan City, where she remains.

    Ms. Song Yinghua is 37 years old and lives in Dongkebuzhuang Village, Linglong Town, Zhaoyuan City. She wrote to Song Shuqin, female, the head of a brainwashing class held in the Lingnan Gold Mine. Song Yinghua used her own cultivation experience, clarified the truth, and tried to persuade Song Shuqin stop doing harm to her future. On August 27, 2005, around 8 a.m., about five policemen drove two vans to her home, abducted her, and took her to the brainwashing class held in Lingnan Gold Mine. She had not been allowed to dress before they took her away and was only wearing underclothes.

    Relevant phone numbers:

    Wang Shiliang, male, CCP Zhaoyuan City Committee Secretary: 86-535-8232868 (Office)
    Zhang Wei, male, Zhaoyuan City Mayor: 86-535-8211771 (Office)
    Cai Ping, male, Zhaoyuan City Police Department Head: 86-535-8213899 (Office), 86-13705358566 (Cell)

    10. [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Ms. Zang Yumei Arrested

    On July 2, 2005, police officer He (gender unknown) and others from the Kunming Street Station in the Zhongshan District of Dalian City called Ms. Zang Yumei to come out of her home and then arrested her. She is now in the Yaojia Detention Center in Dalian City, and her current situation is unknown.

    Kunming Street Police Station: 86-411-82635884
    Police officer He: 86-13500733946 (Cell)


    Latest News from China - September 10, 2005

    (Clearwisdom.net)

    1. [Longjing City, Jilin Province] Ms. Piao Yingzi Brutally Tortured
    2. [Yantai City, Shandong Province] Mr. Qiu Renzi on a Hunger Strike after Secretly Arrested
    3. [Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] Ms. Wu Biyun Arrested
    4. [Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province] Mr. Liu Dazhi Arrested at Home
    5. [Huangshan City, Anhui Province] Mr. Huang Yafei and Others Arrested
    6. [Langfang City, Hebei Province] Mr. Wang Zhishan and Mr. Xue Jinlu Arrested
    7. [Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Liu Yalan Arrested
    8. [Tianjin City] Ms. Ma Yongyue Sentenced to Three Years in Prison
    9. [Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] Mr. Jiang Yunhong and Others Missing Since July
    10. [Meishan City, Sichuan Province] Ms. Ji Shuhua Arrested
    11. [Chifeng City, Inner-Mongolia Autonomous District] Ms. Wang Shuyun Released
    12. [Shandong Province] Ms. Liu Xiangyun Tortured in the Shandong Province Women's Prison
    13. [Xiantao City, Hubei Province] Ms. Liang Zhu'an Arrested in Guizhou Province
    14. [Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province] Ms. Liu Xuefei and Ms. Chen Aiyang Arrested
    15. [Qingzhou City, Shandong Province] Ms. Liu Yuerong and Others Arrested
    16. [Qingdao City, Shandong Province] Ms. Yan Jingqiu Sentenced to Forced Labor

    1. [Longjing City, Jilin Province] Ms. Piao Yingzi Brutally Tortured

    In August 2005, someone reported Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Piao Yingzi (in her 50s) from Dongshengyong Town, Longjing City, Jilin Province to the police from the Dongshengyong Town Station while she was clarifying the truth. The police arrested her and ransacked her home. Ms. Piao is now detained in the Longjing City Detention Center. When her family visited her recently, they found that she could not walk because of the brutal torture she suffered.

    Relevant phone numbers:

    The Longjing City Detention Center, 86-433-3286669.
    The Longjing City Police Department, 86-433-3222807.
    The Longjing City 610 Office, 86-433-3223757.

    2. [Yantai City, Shandong Province] Mr. Qiu Renzi on a Hunger Strike after Secretly Arrested

    On September 1, 2005, the police from Gaoling Station and State Security Agents from the Moping District secretly arrested Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Qiu Renzi from Shaxiang Village, Gaoling Town, Moping District, Yantai City, Shandong Province. He has been detained in Moping District Detention Center. We heard that he has been on a hunger strike since he was detained to protest the persecution.

    Also from Moping District, Falun Dafa practitioners Ms. He Lingdi and Ms. Wang were recently found to be missing. No one knows where they are now.

    3. [Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] Ms. Wu Biyun Arrested

    The Haizhu District 610 Office combined with the police from the Longfeng Street Station, Longfeng Neighborhood Administration, and the Security Guards from Milan Garden arrested Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Wu Biyun from Guangzhou City. She has been detained for fifteen days in the Nanzhou Detention Center.

    4. [Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province] Mr. Liu Dazhi Arrested at Home

    On September 6, 2005, four policemen from the Aoqi Town Station in Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province stormed into Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Liu Dazhi's home and arrested him. They are keeping him in detention.

    5. [Huangshan City, Anhui Province] Mr. Huang Yafei and Others Arrested

    Two weeks ago, the police arrested Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Huang Yafei (in his 50s) from Huangshan City, Anhui Province. He is still detained in the City Police Department.

    Since September 2004, 20-30 Falun Dafa practitioners from Huangshan City have been arrested. One of them, Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Jie Guangfu has been detained in the Xiaolongshan Detention Center for one year.

    6. [Langfang City, Hebei Province] Mr. Wang Zhishan and Mr. Xue Jinlu Arrested

    Between September 7 and 8, 2005, the police from the Qukou Police Station arrested Falun Dafa practitioners Mr. Wang Zhishan and Mr. Xue Jinlu from Qukou Town, Xianghe County, Hebei Province. On September 9, 2005, the Xianghe County 610 Office and Xianghe County Police State Security Agents sent Mr. Wang to the Langfang Brainwashing Center. Mr. Xue Jinlu was detained.

    The Xianghe County Police State Security Division, 86-316-8625642.
    The Head of the Xianghe County Police State Security Division Zhang Zilai (male), Deputy Head Wang Xiuhai (male).
    The Qukou Police Station, 86-316-8611194.
    The Xianghe County 610 Office, 86-316-8320400.

    7. [Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Liu Yalan Arrested

    At 7 a.m. in the morning on September 4, 2005, the police were in hiding while waiting for Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Liu Yalan. They arrested her when she was on her way home. She is now being detained.

    8. [Tianjin City] Ms. Ma Yongyue Sentenced to Three Years in Prison

    Around July 10, 2005, without legal procedures, without notifying her family and without a trial, the Wuqing District Court sentenced Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Ma Yongyue to three years in prison. Ms. Ma appealed, requesting an unconditional release. As a result, the Wuqing District Detention Center transferred Ms. Ma to the Dabianzhuang Detention Center in the Xiqing District, where they detained her for 40 days. On August 26, 2005, Ms. Ma Yongyue was still locked in First Branch of the Fifth Ward of Gangbei Prison in the Dagang District.

    The First Branch of the Fifth Ward, Gangbei Prison in the Dagang District, 86-22-2071151.
    The Information phone of the Gangbei Prison in the Dagang District, 86-22-62071052.

    9. [Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] Mr. Jiang Yunhong and Others Missing Since July

    On July 22, 2005, the police arrested Falun Dafa practitioners Mr. Jiang Yunhong, Mr. Yuan Bin and Mr. Li Bin (alias). No one knows where they are now.

    10. [Meishan City, Sichuan Province] Ms. Ji Shuhua Arrested

    Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Ji Shuhua is in her 50s and lives in the First Group, Tangheguihua Village, Danling County, Meishan City, Sichuan Province. Around 9 a.m. on August 30, 2005, the Meishan City 610 Office and the Danling County 610 Office stormed into her home and arrested her.

    11. [Chifeng City, Inner-Mongolia Autonomous District] Ms. Wang Shuyun Released

    On the morning of September 9, 2005, Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Wang Shuyun from Tianyi Town, Ningcheng County, Chifeng City was released to go home.

    12. [Shandong Province] Ms. Liu Xiangyun Tortured in the Shandong Province Women's Prison

    On April 21, 2004, Falun Dafa practitioners Ms. Yu Yali, Ms. Liu Xiangyun, Ms. Chu Zhongmei and Ms. Su Shuzhen were arrested. On November 16, 2004, the Tianqiao District Court in Jinan City sentenced Ms. Yu Yali, Ms. Liu Xiangyun, and Ms. Chu Zhongmei each to seven years in prison. They also sentenced Ms. Su Shuzhen to four years in prison. We heard Ms. Liu Xiangyun is now being cruelly tortured in the Shandong Province Women's Prison.

    Country Code: 86, Area code: 531

    The Shandong Province Women's Prison phone numbers:

    86-531-88936691, 86-531-88936692, 86-531-88936693, 86-531-88585200, 86-53188585454.
    The General Office, 86-531-88928028, 86-531-88928029.
    Address, 93 Gongyenan Street, Jinan City, zip code 250100.

    13. [Xiantao City, Hubei Province] Ms. Liang Zhu'an Arrested in Guizhou Province

    Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Liang Zhu'an (near 60 years old, from Xiantao City) had to become homeless in order to avoid being arrested at home. She was working as a laborer in Liupanshui City, Guizhou Province to make a living. Around September 3, 2005, without any legal procedures, the police from Liupanshui City arrested her. They notified the Xiliuhe Town Government in Xiantao City to send people to get her. On September 7, 2005, they brought her to her hometown and locked her up in a brainwashing center. Ms. Liang has been detained multiple times. In September 1999, her son Zhang Jianbo (a graduate student then) was detained for three and half years until March 2003. One year later, on March 28, 2004, Mr. Zhang Jianbo was arrested when passing out truth clarifying VCDs in order to clarify the truth to people. He was sentenced to two years of forced labor and is still imprisoned in the Shiliping Labor Camp in Zhejiang Province.

    14. [Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province] Ms. Liu Xuefei and Ms. Chen Aiyang Arrested

    On September 7, 2005, the police from the Futian District Political Security Office and the Tain'an Police Station arrested Falun Dafa practitioners Ms. Liu Xuefei and Ms. Chen Aiyang. They are now being detained in the Futian Detention Center.

    The Futain District Police Department, 86-755-84461559.

    The Tian'an Police Station, 86-755-83400110.

    15. [Qingzhou City, Shandong Province] Ms. Liu Yuerong and Others Arrested

    On August 29, 2005, the police arrested Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Liu Yuerong (in her 50s) from Beilou Village, Huanglou Town, Qingzhou City.

    At 10 a.m. on the morning of August 30, 2005, Falun Dafa practitioners Ms. Wang Yuguang and her husband (both in their 70s), Ms. Wang Xiuying and others were arrested. They all live in Lufang Village, Huanglou Town, Qingzhou City.

    16. [Qingdao City, Shandong Province] Ms. Yan Jingqiu Sentenced to Forced Labor

    On September 2, 2005, the Qingdao City Labor Camp Committee sentenced Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Yan Jingqi from Qingdao City to two and a half years of forced labor.


    161 People Declare that their Words and Deeds Under Forced Brainwashing are Null and Void
    A Total of 289608 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.



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