Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Clear Wisdom [ Wednesday, October 19, 2005]

 
Clearwisdom.net, Wednesday, October 19, 2005

  • "World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong" Implements a Global Monitoring and Tracking System

    Facts of the Persecution

  • Policeman Han Xinlei Murdered Due to Openly Withdrawing From the CCP
  • Additional Information about Mass Arrests of Falun Gong Practitioners in Beijing around October 1, 2005
  • Dafa Practitioner Lin Mingli of Shanghai Arrested, Brother From Canada Appeals for His Release
  • Mother Confined In Brainwashing Center After Over Three Years of Forced Labor, Daughter Forced to Quit School (Photos)
  • Persecution Cases at Baoding City Gaoyang Forced Labor Camp
  • Mr. Li Qingsong Locked in a Small Cell for Several Months - Family Visits Denied
  • Four Practitioners from Shandong, Jilin, and Hebei Provinces Died After Suffering Persecution
  • Four More Cases of Falun Dafa Practitioners Being Persecuted to Death in Guangdong, Liaoning, and Sichuan Provinces

    News and Activities from Around the World

  • Japan: First Japanese Falun Dafa Cultivation Experience Sharing Conference Successfully Held (Photos)
  • Russia: Clarifying the Truth to Awaken People with Predestined Relationship (Photos)
  • Promoting Falun Dafa at the New Zealand Health Expo (Photos)
  • Central News Agency: Touring Photo Exhibition of Falun Gong Practitioners' Validation of Dafa Held in Yunlin

    Practitioners Exchange Insights and Experiences

  • Suggestions for Clarifying the Truth with Greater Depth in Manhattan
  • Stories of Practitioners Who Demonstrate Hearts of Compassion

    Health Benefits

  • The Power of Dafa Manifests in the Transformation of My Family Members' Health

    People's Hearts Determine Their Futures

  • Police Are Awakening in Hunan Province
  • Quotes from Various Government Officials

    Open Forum

  • Historic Photos: Prior to July 20, 1999, People in Shaanxi Province Practice Falun Gong

    Media Coverage

  • Christian Post: New Report Criticizes China over Continuing Human Rights, Religious Freedom Violations
  • Harmony (a Slovak Republic magazine): Cultivate Your Body and Mind (Photos)

    News from China

  • Latest News from China - September 25, 2005
  • Latest News from China - October 2, 2005
  • 172 People Declare that their Words and Deeds Under Forced Brainwashing are Null and Void
  • Summary of Other Articles and News - October 8, 2005
  • Summary of Other Articles and News - October 10, 2005


    "World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong" Implements a Global Monitoring and Tracking System

    (Clearwisdom.net) A Global Monitoring and Tracking System has been formed, consisting of human rights organizations and individuals located in nearly 300 cities in more than 70 countries. The World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong (WOIPFG) coordinates its operation. The goal of the system is to monitor and keep track of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and Chinese government officials who are actively involved in the persecution of Falun Gong, so as to assist victims in pursuing legal actions in a timely manner. The tracking system focuses on those who give orders, arrest, brainwash, abuse, torture, and murder Falun Gong practitioners, and those who are directly involved in blocking information, instigating the media, and sentencing practitioners without legal basis.

    On October 9, the Falun Dafa Association published an announcement which states, "From today on, overseas Falun Gong practitioners will file civil or criminal lawsuits against all important government or CCP officials who participate in or continue to implement the persecution of Falun Gong and as a result, commit new crimes in addition to those they have already perpetrated against Falun Gong."

    WOIPFG implemented the Global Monitoring and Tracking System on October 9. New cases of severe persecution are documented and filed daily. Periodically, the cases will be compiled and released to the public, while the names of the perpetrators and those who give them their orders are added to the list of people to be monitored. When they leave China, appropriate legal action can be taken against them.

    WOIPFG urges those who are persecuted and other people with conscience in China to assist in monitoring and tracking provincial, regional, municipal, and county officials and staff who continue to persecute Falun Gong, as well as the CCP officials who are directly responsible for the persecution. In particular, information is sought regarding the perpetrators' overseas visits. Wherever possible, reports should include name, gender, age, position, and facial characteristics (photo would be best), the country, city, and time of visit, and whether they have any illegal assets or commercial activities overseas. Please send the information to WOIPFG or forward it through reliable channels.

    WOIPFG published an open letter to CCP officials who participated in the persecution on February 14, 2005. Since then, WOIPFG has received oral promises from provincial and municipal officials that they will cease to participate in the persecution. Some staff members who had persecuted Falun Gong in the past expressed a willingness to change their behavior and correct their mistakes. These people are advised to send their guarantee statement or regret letter through safe channels to the Minghui/Clearwisdom website.


    Facts of the Persecution


    Policeman Han Xinlei Murdered Due to Openly Withdrawing From the CCP

    (Clearwisdom.net) On September 9, 2005, policeman Han Xinlei of Xi'an City Police Department in Shaanxi Province was murdered because he openly declared that he was withdrawing from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) by written declaration. Mr. Han Xinlei's parents and grandparents are all living under terror of the CCP right now. Mr. Han's family members are all working in the Police Department, but CCP is not letting them live in peace.

    Mr. Han Xinlei was in his 30s. In June 2005, he was shocked after reading the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party. He was very angry at the CCP's evil deeds, and he felt his will to "punish the evil, safeguarding the kind" was deceived by the evil Party's scoundrel means. When he thoroughly saw the evil CCP's "Fake, Evil, and Violent" nature, Mr. Han Xinlei openly wrote a declaration to withdraw from the CCP, then returned his service gun, and decided to quit his job as a policeman.

    Ever since Mr. Han declared his withdrawal from the CCP, lawless CCP officials started closely monitoring him, planning to kill him. One day at the end of August 2005, when Mr. Han walked out of his home, a man suddenly ran up from behind and hit the back side of his head hard with a heavy object (either a metal club or a rock). Mr. Han passed out instantly, laid on the ground with severe injuries.

    After his family took him to the hospital, the evil Party still would not leave them alone, but sent plain clothes agents to watch them closely. At one point a nurse found that someone had removed his oxygen tube, and told his parents. Mr. Han's parents knew someone was trying to kill him, and decided to watch him themselves day and night. They requested that the Xi'an City Police quickly find the killers, and bring them to justice.

    The Xi'an City Police Department Administration said it was not necessary to file a case, since everything would be clear when Mr. Han woke up. Mr. Han's parents were exhausted after several days of waiting at his bedside. Unfortunately, the evil culminated their crime when both his parents fell asleep. When his parents and doctors found out, it was too late, and the rescue effort failed. Mr. Han Xinlei died on September 9, 2005.

    Mr. Han Xinlei's parents requested that the Xi'an City Police Department quickly find the murderer, but the department said that since he had already died, it was not necessary to further investigate. They are covering for the killers.


    Additional Information about Mass Arrests of Falun Gong Practitioners in Beijing around October 1, 2005

    (Clearwisdom.net) In Beijing alone, at least eighty Falun Dafa practitioners were subjected to mass arrest and interrogation in the days leading up to the October 1 National Day. Many practitioners' colleagues, family members, and relatives were also interrogated and harassed for no justifiable reasons.

    The mass arrest had the following characteristics:

    1. The emphasis was on several locations - the Haidian District where many universities are located, truth-clarification material preparation sites, and on suspected key practitioners who had been under police watch over a long time. For example, in the Haidian District alone, in just one night, on September 28, twenty-eight practitioners were arrested.

    2. The various districts of the city and even other cities and regions acted in a coordinated fashion. They had made careful, long-term preparations. Many of the arrested practitioners had been followed for several months and even longer. Regarding those targeted practitioners, the authorities had monitored their cell phone usage for a long time. They frequently made use of cell-phone tracking and locating techniques. Dafa disciples Bei Shaohua, Liu Haihong and others were arrested this way.

    3. Businesses started by practitioners were targeted for confiscation. Some of the companies were ransacked even before they were in business. Dafa practitioner Liu Yujian, who was teaching an MBA training class at the University of Science and Technology Beijing was considered a principal arrest target by the Beijing City Police Department, because he was the designated legal person of the Beijing New Epoch Cultural Development Company Ltd. His company office was broken into and his computer and office documents were confiscated. Bai Shaohua, an employee of the company, also became a principal arrest target. Bai was followed many times.

    4. During this round of persecution, authorities were both frenzied and diffident. To "illegally arrest" Liu Yujian, they went to his wife's employer. His wife is not a Dafa practitioner. They threatened and forced her to lead the police to ransack her home and abduct Liu Yujian when he returned home. After she betrayed her husband under threats, Liu's wife was in deep sorrow, blaming herself.

    After arresting Dafa practitioner Bai Shaohua's wife, Ji Lei, general manager of Beijing's Langwei Video Science and Technology Co. Ltd., the authorities carried out a large-scale search at Ji Lei's company. At least five computers were removed from the business and sent to the city police department for "examination." The company's safety cabinet was pried open. All the employees (more than thirty of them) were searched and taken to the Haidian District Wanshousi Police Station. Ceng Hui, an employee of the company, is still detained because the police found Dafa truth-clarifying materials in her bag.

    The mass arrest of practitioners prior to October 1 was obviously a political plot. It was done to create an atmosphere of terror among Dafa practitioners and to hinder dissemination of the "Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party." The authorities were trying to use the Falun Gong issue to bolster the current Chinese government of Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao, right before the Fourth Plenary Meeting of the 16th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party.


    Dafa Practitioner Lin Mingli of Shanghai Arrested, Brother From Canada Appeals for His Release

    (Clearwisdom.net) The Shanghai National Security police began making large-scale, coordinated arrests of local Dafa practitioners on the evening of October 9. That evening, Falun Gong practitioner Lin Mingli was arrested in his residential district. His older brother Lin Shenli of Canada is appealing for his rescue.

    Falun Gong practitioner Lin Shenli, who now lives in Canada, was illegally detained in a forced labor camp in China for three years because he practiced Falun Gong. He arrived in Canada in 2003 with the help of a rescue organization and the Canadian government. His younger brother Lin Mingli had also been illegally detained in a forced labor camp for two years starting in April 2001. Because he conducted a hunger strike in protest of the persecution, he was repeatedly force fed, and his esophagus was ruptured. Lin Mingli was released in April 2003 with the help of overseas Falun Gong practitioners and the Canadian government.

    Below are the details of the arrest of Lin Mingli, as described by his elder brother Lin Shenli:

    At about 10 o'clock on the night of October 9, the electric power to my brother Mingli's home was suddenly cut, though at that time his neighbors' houses still had electricity. Acting on an impulse, Mingli and my sister-in-law went out for a walk. At around 11 o'clock, on their way back home, four policemen suddenly blocked their path. My brother and his wife were arrested, and then the four officers went into Mingli's home, ransacking it until about 2:30 in the morning. After that, the police took my sister-in-law to the local police station at Aomen Road, Putuo District.

    The National Security police continuously interrogated my sister-in-law for many hours, and detained her until the next morning. My sister-in-law ran into the hall, strongly protesting the illegal arrest. At that time, my brother had just been escorted to the hall. My sister-in-law told him that the National Security police had illegally arrested her and wouldn't let her go home.

    My brother told the police, "If you don't release her, I will die in here!"

    Then he hit his head on the concrete floor. Blood immediately covered his head and face. [Note: The teachings of Falun Gong forbid killing, including committing suicide and self-injury. Although in some cases such methods can have some effect against the persecution, they can easily endanger lives. As Dafa disciples, we ought to clearly remember at every moment that we are practitioners. We must treasure our lives and avoid thinking and behaving in an extreme and irrational manner.] The police were shocked, and they released Mingli's wife. By that time it was already ten o'clock in the morning.

    On the morning of October 11, the police sent my brother's detention ticket to my sister-in-law. The ticket confirmed that he was charged with the "crime" of making Falun Gong informational materials. Mingli is now detained in the Putuo District Detention Center. The injuries to his head and face are severe.

    Contact information
    Wu Zhiming, Shanghai City Police Chief and Political and Judiciary Committee Secretary: telephone, 86-21-6372-3030; address, 185 Fuzhou Road, Shanghai City, zip code 200002
    Putuo District Police Department: telephone, 86-21-5280-9966; address, 39 Puxiong Road, Shanghai City, zip code 200063


    Mother Confined In Brainwashing Center After Over Three Years of Forced Labor, Daughter Forced to Quit School (Photos)

    (Clearwisdom.net) Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Wang Guoli lives in Qidaowanzo Village, Saliba Township, Aohan Flag (Prefecture), Inner-Mongolia Autonomous Region. After being tortured for three and a half years in a forced labor camp, he is now locked in a brainwashing center at the Hedong Nursing School in the Aihan Flag. His daughter had to quit school in 2002 when she was only 14 years old.


    Mr. Wang Guoli's daughter who had to quit school

    Mr. Wang's son

    In March 2002, Mr. Wang Guoli was arrested by Aohan Flag State Security Agent Gong Chuanxing (male) and others. He was sentenced to three years of forced labor and tortured in the Wuyuan County Forced Labor Camp located in Ba Flag. He originally should have been released on March 20, 2005, but because he refused to accept the brainwashing, his term was extended six more months. His family strongly requested his release and appealed to Gong Chuanxing many times. He was released on September 1, 2005. Shockingly, he has not yet been allowed to go home but remains confined in the brainwashing center.

    Over the past three and a half years, Mr. Wang has been tortured numerous times, and his body bears the scars. Due to his illegal detention, his daughter had to give up schooling in 2002 despite the fact that her grades were excellent. Their family's rice field had to be used by other people, which has resulted in significant financial losses over the years.

    Aohan Flag 610 Office head Guo Xiaoguang (male): 86-476-4331835 (Home), 86-476-4321422 (Office), 86-13804760080 (Cell); home address: 18th Building, East First Door, Apt. 501, Wu'an Neighborhood, Aohan Flag, zip code, 024300
    Aohan State Security Division Head Gong Chuanxing: 86-476-4336189 (Home), 86-13947666288 (Cell)
    Aohan State Security Division Deputy Head Xu Weifeng (female): 86-476-4338882 (Home)
    Aohan State Security Division Deputy Head Dai Fengrong (female): 86-476-4331224 (Home)
    Hedong Nursing School, where the brainwashing center is located: 86-476-4333135
    Head of the Brainwashing Class Liu Keqin, (male): 86-476-4336295 (Home), 86-13847659056 (Cell)


    Persecution Cases at Baoding City Gaoyang Forced Labor Camp

    (Clearwisdom.net) Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Ding Shumei from Zhangjiakou City is an elementary teacher in Gaoyang County. On August 10, 2005, she was illegally arrested and taken to the Baoding City Gaoyang Forced Labor Camp. Ms. Ding started a hunger strike to protest the persecution, and was sent to a hospital to be force-fed. Ms. Ding refused to cooperate with those who persecuted her. She was tortured by prisoners Yang Yirong and Tong Yanling, with the help of guards Shi Jiangxia and Fan Miaolu. Prisoner Yang Yirong brutally beat her, and used various torture methods to persecute her. This prisoner is very active in torturing practitioners held in the First Woman's Team and the Second Woman's Team of Baoding City Gaoyang Forced Labor Camp.

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Yang Guilan is from Zhangjiakou City. Ms. Yang was brutally beaten after Teacher's articles were found at her home. Police officer Fan Miaolu shaved Ms. Yang's head to humiliate her, and also used various methods to torture her. Ms. Yang incurred wounds all over her body from the torture. In August, Ms. Yang suddenly fainted and was sent to a hospital emergency room. Ms. Yang suffers from anemia and she had only one third of the normal amount of blood in her system. Even on the verge of death, Gaoyang Forced Labor Camp still refused to release her and has threatened her family and asked for money.

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Wang Shufang was arrested and taken to Gaoyang Forced Labor Camp on February 5, 2005. Ms. Wang conducted a hunger strike to protest the illegal detention. The police beat her so badly that blood appeared in her urine. In fact, her entire body was injured, leaving her on the verge of death. Fearing that she might die at the labor camp, the camp let her company use an ambulance to take her away.

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Liu Yuanzhen comes from Zaoqiang County, Hengshui Area. She was beaten badly by the police because she practiced the Falun Gong exercises. In August 2005 she was brutally beaten because she refused to wear a prison uniform. Female guards Tian Zili, Fan Miaolu, and others stripped her naked, and took her quilts away. One week later the guards instigated Yan Yirong (a prisoner) to drag her on the ground and brutally beat her. At one point, a guard said, "She is nearly dead. Do not continue to beat her." But Yan Yirong did not listen, and continued to kick her very hard with leather shoes. In September Liu Yuanzhen could not walk, nor could she take care of herself, but the Gaoyang Forced Labor Camp still did not give her clothing or blankets.

    On February 5, 2005, Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Liu Haitao was badly beaten by the police because she practiced the Falun Gong exercises. Two of her teeth were knocked out, and she was injured all over her body. A group of guards used electric batons to beat and shock her, using the batons so extensively that several electric batons were broken during the beatings. Guard Chang Junliang said, "Liu Haitao, I am telling you: this pair of leather shoes was brought to kick your Falun Gong." Eleven guards participated in the beatings, including Fang Bao, Zhang Jiwei, team leaders of the Second Woman Team, Shi Jiangxia and Li Yanji, Tian Zili and Fan Miaolu.


    Mr. Li Qingsong Locked in a Small Cell for Several Months - Family Visits Denied

    (Clearwisdom.net) Practitioner Mr. Li Qingsong from Qian'an City, Tangshan Prefecture, Hebei Province, has been locked in a small cell in the Hehuakeng Forced Labor Camp, located in Tangshan City, for a long time. Firmly maintaining his faith in Falun Dafa, he went on a hunger strike to protest the persecution. His family has been denied visiting privileges for months, and they are very worried about his life.

    Mr. Li Qingsong, 35, has been arrested and taken to detention centers or brainwashing centers many times. At the end of August 2004, Mr. Li was arrested again, and subsequently sentenced to one year of forced labor. As he is blind in one eye and unable to see things clearly out of the other, his family made an adamant request for his release. He was released on medical parole. But only two months later, he was taken back to the forced labor camp with the excuse that police had found him creating VCDs and passing out truth clarifying materials.

    His term ended in August, but the labor camp authorities claimed that he needed to make up those two months of medical parole.

    Mr. Li has never signed his name on a repentance statement. We have heard that he was on a hunger strike around July 20, 2005, together with eight other practitioners, to protest the persecution. He has been locked in a small cell for a long time and denied visits from his family for the past five months. His family is extremely worried about his life.


    Four Practitioners from Shandong, Jilin, and Hebei Provinces Died After Suffering Persecution

    (Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Wei Aiqin, 58, lived on Zhanlidong Street in Zibo City, Shandong Province. She started cultivating in 1997. In December 2001, she was illegally sentenced to a forced labor camp for one and a half years. She was persecuted in the Wangcun Forced Labor Camp. Later, she was released on bail for medical treatment after being seriously tortured. She died one year after returning home in May 2004.

    Ms. Lian Qiaolian, 50, was a practitioner from Lianzhuang Village, Danian Town, Juancheng County, Shandong Province. After she learned Falun Dafa in 1995, her body became healthy and her family became harmonious. In 2000, she suffered persecution. She was illegally imprisoned and her home was seized many times. Due to threats and pressure from the police, her old disease recurred and she died on September 10, 2005.

    Ms. Yu Shuzhen, 59, was a farmer from Huaijia Town, Yushu City, Jilin Province. She started to practice Falun Gong in October 1997, and she became healthy. After the persecution of Falun Dafa began, she tried to go to her provincial government to clarify the truth with other local practitioners, but she was cut off halfway there by Yushu City police and sent back home. Because of her fear, she gave up cultivation for a while. Due to long-term constraints and fear, disease appeared in her body, and Ms. Yu died of liver cirrhosis on July 31, 2004.

    Ms. Yan Guoping was around 45 years old. She was a librarian at Hebei Jingmao University and lived in a dormitory at the Province Electric Power Department on Shijiazhuang Donggang Road Electrical Industry Plot. In May 2002 people from her work place and the police from the local police station "arrested" her and sent her to the notorious Hebei Province Legal System Education Center to be brainwashed. Under pressure, she stopped cultivating Falun Gong and developed kidney cancer, which quickly spread. Even though she had given in to the brainwashing, people from the local police station and residents' committee still illegally came to her home to harass and exert pressure on her while she was undergoing treatment. Ms. Yan Guoping died in the autumn of 2002.


    Four More Cases of Falun Dafa Practitioners Being Persecuted to Death in Guangdong, Liaoning, and Sichuan Provinces

    (Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Lu Yuye, 64, was a retired teacher from Hecheng Town, Heshan City. For many years, Lu suffered from many physical ailments, such as nasal cancer and spinal cord problems. Even after treatment, her health deteriorated rapidly and she was told that her days were numbered. However, a miracle happened to her after she took up Falun Dafa practice in 1998. She became healthier every day. Members of her family were happy to see the dramatic change.

    However, in 1999 when the Chinese government officially launched the suppression of everyone who practiced Falun Dafa, she was constantly harassed and threatened by officers from the 610 Office. On May 4, 2001, her son was arrested for distributing Falun Dafa truth clarification materials, and was later sentenced to eighteen months of forced labor, with no legal proceedings. As a result, Lu became very sick and passed away on December 30, 2001.

    Ms Sun Shuying, 80, lived in Dandong City, Liaoning Province. After starting to practice Falun Dafa in 1998, she found that all of her ailments miraculously disappeared. At eighty, she was considered very fit for her age. She could carry out household chores, as well as prepare meals for her daughter for several years. Also, her dedication to Falun Dafa practice was commendable. Regardless of the weather, she was at the site every morning doing the exercises. After July 20, 1999, when the government officially outlawed Falun Dafa, she was unable to practice regularly. Together with twenty others, she was arrested for practicing Falun Gong. Fearing that she would not be able to stand up to interrogation, her family bailed her out, but she was still constantly harassed afterwards. Finally, on May 12, 2005 she died as a result of depression and stress.

    Mr. Zheng Panshi, 68, lived in the Zhulin Area, Dadong District, Shenyang City, Liaoning Province. He worked in the Shenyang Zhongjie Youyi Factory, and before retiring he was a senior cadre. Zheng started learning Falun Dafa in the summer of 1997, and his health benefited tremendously. However, after July 20, 1999, when the persecution of Falun Dafa started, Zheng was arrested many times for questioning by the party secretary of his work unit, as well as by the local police. He was also forced to renounce his practice of Falun Dafa. Long periods of harassment and persecution triggered health problems, and he died on February 4, 2005.

    Mr. Gong Jinyin, 58, lived in Qianfo Town, Jingyan County, Sichuan Province. In January 2001, Gong went to Beijing to appeal for justice for Falun Dafa. As a result, he was arrested and sentenced to two and a half years of forced labor without proper legal trials. On February 2, 2001, the local police took Gong Jinyin to the Xinhua Forced Labor Camp in Mianyang, where he was brutally beaten. A prisoner named Ruan Hong was directed to carry out the torture. This man repeatedly stabbed Gong's thigh with sharpened bamboo sticks, causing permanent damage to his leg. Despite the fact that these actions are illegal, the camp officer on duty simply turned a blind eye to the whole affair. In June 2002, Gong was released to go home, but he died on February 8, 2003 of poor health induced by torture he suffered while in detention.

    People responsible for their deaths include:

    From Sichuan Province:
    Jingyan County Police Department Section Chief, Zhang Jiansen, 86-833-3720025 (office)
    Renshou County Police Department Police Officer, Wang Guiyun, 86-833-6209702

    From the Qianfo Town, Jingyan County:
    Party Secretary - Chen Dong
    Assistant Secretary - Zhang Yongkang
    Town Mayor - Chen Hong
    Deputy Town Mayor - Lei Zhili


    News and Activities from Around the World


    Japan: First Japanese Falun Dafa Cultivation Experience Sharing Conference Successfully Held (Photos)

    (Clearwisdom.net) The first large-scale group practice and cultivation experience sharing conference of Japanese Falun Gong practitioners was successfully held on October 16, 2005 in Kumamoto, Japan. Most practitioners attending the conference were from Kumamoto County, but many also came from other places including Kagoshima, Fukuoka, Saga, Nagasaki, and Kyushu in Japan.

    At 9:00 a.m., practitioners held a large group practice in Baichuan Park. October is the autumn in Kumamoto where the sky is clear and high and the atmosphere is pleasant. Practitioners lined up in an orderly fashion to do the group exercises. The entire group looked peaceful and harmonious.

    Beside the exercise group stood six display boards. The contents of the boards included: introducing Master Li Hongzhi and Falun Dafa's wide spread around the world, facts of the persecution taking place in China, lawsuits in many countries filed against the chief culprit Jiang Zemin for persecuting Falun Gong, the incident where the Chinese Embassy refused Falun Gong practitioners entrance to the exhibition hall during the 2005 Aichi Exhibition, and Falun Dafa's popularity in Kumamoto. Passersby stopped in front of the display boards and enthusiastically inquired about the facts.


    Fa conference


    Group practice

    After the group practice, practitioners came to nearby Central Citizens' Auditorium for the Fa conference. The atmosphere was solemn. Practitioners first sent forth righteous thoughts and then six Japanese practitioners shared their cultivation experiences.

    The first speaker recounted how he obtained the Fa and shared his Fa-rectification cultivation experience of participating in activities in Miyazaki and Manhattan.

    The second practitioner introduced her predestined opportunity to learn Falun Dafa. When she was considering learning a qigong, she unexpectedly found a flyer about a Falun Gong lecture in her mailbox. From then on, she has cultivated in Falun Dafa. She used to be weak and in ill-health, but she has become very healthy and vigorous, and she is very happy. She expressed that she would strive forward more diligently on the path of cultivation in the future, and hoped that everyone would work together to stop the Chinese Communist Party from persecuting Falun Gong as soon as possible.

    The third speaker shared her experience of learning Falun Dafa when she was suffering from illnesses. She regained her physical health in the process of arduous and steady Fa-rectification cultivation. She was very grateful to Dafa. Her touching tears affected many practitioners at the conference, and the indescribable gratitude to Master and Dafa permeated the entire conference hall.

    The fourth speaker talked about her experience of learning Falun Dafa. Her family member's misunderstanding of her had not shaken her belief in cultivating Falun Dafa. She also introduced Falun Dafa to her parents who soon experienced the happiness of cultivating Falun Dafa.

    The fifth speaker talked about her participation in activities to introduce Falun Dafa in the Aso disaster-ridden area. In order to create an opportunity for people in the Aso area to learn about Falun Dafa, she spent her holidays in the cold winter going door-to-door to deliver introduction to Falun Gong lectures. New practitioners who attended Falun Gong lectures constantly increased. They not only kept holding group practice every week, but also held group Fa-study and experience sharing. She was very much moved and happy to see this.

    The last speaker talked about her experience of learning Falun Dafa after receiving a notice about Falun Gong lectures. Prior to cultivating Dafa, she suffered from a serious illness. Through practicing Falun Gong, she regained her physical health very quickly. Many things that were previously inconceivable to her, became understandable through continuous Fa-study and cultivation. She deeply felt Dafa's benevolence and greatness.

    The Fa conference was organized by Japanese practitioners from beginning to end. The conference was in a warm, solemn and benevolent atmosphere. Many practitioners were moved by six practitioners' experience sharing and expressed their hope to be able to attend such a Fa conference every year.

    Some Japanese practitioners said, "The conference was great! The whole process was conducted in Japanese. It is the first time for Japanese practitioners. Fellow practitioners' speeches were really touching."

    A new practitioner couple who lived in Nagasaki, over 200 km. (124 mi.) away from Kumamoto, said that after returning home, they would immediately distribute Falun Dafa truth-clarifying materials to let more people know about Falun Dafa and learn the truth about the persecution of Falun Dafa in Mainland China. They would also try to hold a Falun Gong lecture in the near future.


    Russia: Clarifying the Truth to Awaken People with Predestined Relationship (Photos)

    (Clearwisdom.net) After attending the 2005 Russian Falun Gong Cultivation Experience Sharing Conference on October 6, practitioners from many different countries held separate rallies on Clear Fountain Square opposite the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in Moscow's Culture Square, demanding that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) stop the persecution of Falun Gong immediately. Practitioners also appealed to bring Jiang Zemin, Luo Gan, Zhou Yongkang, Liu Jing to justice. Practitioners organized an anti-torture exhibit and held other activities on the square. Practitioners also went into the community to distribute leaflets and tell local people about the situation in China face-to-face. Practitioners, using their own experiences as examples, told people about the benefits of Falun Gong and of how the CCP and Jiang Zemin's regime has persecuted practitioners over the last six years. This helped more Moscovites to understand the truth.


    Calling for an end to the persecution of Falun Gong in China on the square in front of Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs


    Clarifying the truth at Clear Fountain Square


    Anti-torture exhibit in Moscow's Culture Square demands bringing Jiang, Luo, Zhou and Liu to justice


    Compassionate truth clarification efforts awaken predestined people


    People accept materials and listen to practitioners' explanations


    People slow their pace to show regard for the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners


    Young people show concerns over the persecution taking place in China


    Signing the petition supporting efforts to end the persecution

    Signing the petition supporting efforts to end the persecution

    Signing the petition supporting efforts to end the persecution

    Let's sign the petition to support efforts to end the persecution

    Source: http://clearharmony.net/articles/200510/29363.html


    Promoting Falun Dafa at the New Zealand Health Expo (Photos)

    (Clearwisdom.net) Falun Dafa received a warm welcome at the annual New Zealand Health Expo. This was the third time that Falun Dafa practitioners participated in the event. The practitioners rented a booth to introduce Falun Dafa to the local residents and to clarify the truth about the persecution of Falun Gong in China.

    The Expo lasted for three days. Every day, the Falun Gong practitioners had thirty minutes onstage to demonstrate the exercises and introduce the practice. The peaceful movements attracted many of the Expo visitors. Four little practitioners were the focus of the attention. They were doing the sitting meditation during the thirty-minute-long demonstration. They were focused and solemn. The youngest one was only three years old. One audience member was a doctor of psychology, and he told a practitioner that it was unimaginable that a three-year-old could sit there so quietly for half an hour. He said that he only saw the boy scratch his foot two times and make not a single other movement. He said that this was impossible for a Kiwi of the same age. (New Zealanders affectionately call their babies Kiwis.)


    Introducing Falun Dafa at the New Zealand Health Expo

    A three-year-old little practitioner doing the meditation exercise

    A young couple received a flyer and talked to the practitioners. "We received Falun Gong materials in Taiwan. Now we meet Falun Gong again. It's good to see you here."

    When visitors heard about the persecution of Falun Gong in China, several women thanked the practitioners for informing them. One gentleman gave Isaac, a practitioner from Wellington, a big hug and said, "Thank you for your introduction." Several people began to learn the exercises at the Expo and wrote down the address of a local practice site.


    People take initiative to learn more about Falun Gong

    Over the years, more and more people have learned about Falun Gong and the persecution in China. Some came directly to the booth and asked, "Why does China want to persecute Falun Gong?" "Is the persecution still going on in China?" and "What can I do to help you?"

    Chris, a western practitioner from Wellington, shared his experiences: "Between the demonstrations, please allow me to briefly introduce my experience of practicing Falun Gong. We set a lot of goals in life and work. To reach these goals, we all bear different pressures. So life becomes more and more full of tension. After learning Falun Gong, I understand the principle of following the course of nature. I am no longer attached to those previous goals. I have become open and clear minded. I feel relaxed, and no longer suffer from pressure and annoyances." The audience gave Chris a warm round of applause after his introduction.


    Central News Agency: Touring Photo Exhibition of Falun Gong Practitioners' Validation of Dafa Held in Yunlin

    (Clearwisdom.net) Central News Agency reported on October 16, 2005 that a touring photo exhibition of Falun Dafa Practitioners' validation of Dafa was well received in each place. It was held in Tour Agricultural Center, Yongguang, Gukong Township, Yunlin County, Taiwan today. One hundred and forty precious photos showing the grace of Dafa and the facts of the persecution were shown. There was also a non-profit sale for rescuing orphans and a chorus performance. Tourists applauded warmly. The exhibition will end on October 31. Everyone is welcome to view the photographs.

    The hosting organization pointed out that Falun Gong was made public in 1992 from China and has been spread to over 60 countries. Near one hundred million people across the world practice Falun Dafa. On July 20, 1999, the Chinese Communist Party began persecuting Falun Gong. Practitioners across the world support practitioners being persecuted in China and explain the facts of the persecution. Falun Gong is thus receiving attention worldwide.

    The exhibition is arranged by Falun Gong's phases of development and divided into two themes: "The Grace of Dafa" and "The Facts of the Persecution." The one hundred forty photos cover various activities of practitioners' validation of Dafa, showing practitioners' steadfast beliefs in universal truths and righteous thoughts and actions.


    Practitioners Exchange Insights and Experiences


    Suggestions for Clarifying the Truth with Greater Depth in Manhattan

    (Clearwisdom.net) The truth clarification in Manhattan has great significance in Fa rectification. All Fa rectification period Dafa disciples realize this. Practitioners from around the world have been clarifying the truth in Manhattan for quite a while, yet the people there are still indifferent to the truth of Falun Dafa. The number of people who really understand the truth is quite limited.

    What might be the reasons for the not-so-effective results of our truth clarification efforts in Manhattan? Aside from the influence of evil interference, we should look for shortcomings in our cultivation. One of the basic principles of cultivation that Master taught us is to look inward whenever something happens. If we look back at the path we took in our truth-clarification efforts in Manhattan, we see that it is not the local people who refuse to listen to the truth. It's that we did not clarify the truth in depth. The evil is not powerful, but apparently we did not completely negate the old forces' arrangements. We did not arrange truth clarification activities considering the local peoples' situations and needs. Instead, we proceeded routinely according to our habits and our ways. Yet, the "habits" and "usual course of action" are mentalities the old forces arranged for mankind over the course of a long history.

    In actuality, most truth clarification activities in Manhattan begin at about 10:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. and end on 5:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. Most of the people we encounter during this period are tourists from all over the world. The majority of the local people go to work between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and get off work between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Many of them work intently in skyscrapers during the day. Many buildings have cafeterias and bars, so they don't need to leave the building for lunch. Some buildings even have direct basement access for connections to the subway, so these people don't use the street-level access to the building. It is those people who don't have access to our torture exhibits, and they cannot hear us clarifying the truth to them.

    Manhattan is a small and densely populated area. It is the world's financial center with many office buildings. Most people live in surrounding cities and come to work via the subway, trains, buses and ferries. We operate basically on the same schedule as the local people, as we come out when they have gone into their offices, and we go home when they are also rushing home. Many ordinary people have a poker face and stern looks in their eyes. They don't have the time or intention to learn the truth, even if they meet us on the street. When we have large-scale weekend activities that cover a greater area, these people are in their homes and not in Manhattan, so they still cannot hear or see the truth. What we have done of course does not live up to the requirements of Dafa. If we don't do all things from the perspective of offering sentient beings salvation, if our every single thought is not based on the Fa, we then do not have righteous thoughts and we can not eliminate the old forces' arrangements.

    Of course, we have had several significant attempts and some successful experiences from our Manhattan Fa rectification activities. A number of Dafa practitioners formed a volunteer group. For a little over a month they distributed newsletters at the main subway entrances and street intersections along Wall Street between 6:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Each practitioner distributed between 600 and 800 newsletters per day. The whole group of practitioners was able to distribute thousands, even 10,000 newsletters in one morning. The practitioners were very happy to see droves of local people taking newsletters. During the three days around the Fa conference in New York, large-scale truth clarification activities were organized, and between 600 and 700 practitioners distributed flyers at 78 main subway entrances. They handed out over 100,000 each day, which is more than ten times the usual amount of flyers that are handed out. Unfortunately, this activity did not last long and a large part of the huge Manhattan population still remained uninformed.

    Time flies. Now it's October. The weather will be too cold for outdoor activities after November, when people will be reluctant to reach out and take a flyer. What should we do? We should take immediate action and adjust our methods to clarify the truth more effectively and target specific populations in Manhattan.


    Stories of Practitioners Who Demonstrate Hearts of Compassion

    (Clearwisdom.net) The following are stories about two practitioners that I heard from an elderly practitioner. It is my hope that in the spirit of learning from each other, these stories will help our cultivation.

    Practitioner A saw that some of his fellow practitioners were not diligent in their cultivation. Some were distracted, some spent a lot of time playing cards, and some even got involved in abnormal relationships with the opposite sex. Practitioner A was very anxious for these people and organized them to study the Fa together in hopes that it would re-kindle their enthusiasm.

    It sounds simple, but I was so touched by this story that tears filled my eyes. Do I have this kind of compassion? What level of compassion do I possess? When I witnessed practitioners who were not diligent in cultivation, I usually felt irritable and often agonized over it. There is definitely a huge disparity between myself and practitioner A on this particular issue.

    Practitioner B and his wife are both practitioners. Their combined monthly retirement income is about three thousand yuan. This sum of money is quite substantial for retirees of a middle-class living standard in their particular city, yet the couple lives in a very frugal manner and uses the extra money for the production of truth-clarification materials.

    Practitioner B took a train ride of over 30 hours to his hometown to clarify the truth. This over 70 year-old man paid the lowest fare. This meant that he had to sit through the entire journey on a hard bench. There is a supermarket near his home, but he travels a few kilometers to get his vegetables at a cheaper price.

    After hearing this, I felt shamed. I would no longer feel I'm doing pretty well in making financial contribution to Fa rectification work.


    Health Benefits


    The Power of Dafa Manifests in the Transformation of My Family Members' Health

    (Clearwisdom.net) I am a 54 year-old man who began to practice Falun Dafa in 2001. I had been in very poor health before and suffered from arthritis, gastritis, and prostatitis. I hardly had the strength to walk very far and was continually in a muddleheaded state.

    In May 2001 I was introduced to Falun Dafa, the Universal Law, by a Dafa practitioner. After I learned Falun Dafa, our Teacher purified my body. Within six months I gained strength and was more energetic than before. I could walk as far as I wanted with ease and I no longer felt tired at work. I felt that Falun Dafa was really miraculous.

    My family lives in the country. We have lots of work to do and are busy throughout the year. As a result of over-work, my wife had also contracted many diseases. She had arthritis and gastritis for years. I introduced Falun Dafa to her and she started practicing in 2002. Now she too is also walking on the path of returning to her original, true self.

    After four months of practice, my wife recovered from arthritis. She used to have trouble sleeping at night because of pain but now she sleeps very soundly. Her gastritis is now under control as well. Her face glows with health as she tells everyone how amazing Falun Dafa is.

    Due to years of overwork, my eighty-year-old mother also suffered from all sorts of diseases. Seeing how my wife had changed, experiencing my own rebirth and having Teacher's words about the thousands of years we had been searching for this Fa resound in my ear, I thought, "Why shouldn't I, as her son, introduce this most precious Fa to her? This way wouldn't I display my greatest filial piety to her?" So I took time to visit her, and to introduce Dafa and teach her the exercises. Now when I visit, we do the exercises together. After practicing, my mother is glowing with health and she looks like she is only fifty or sixty years old.

    My second sister-in-law suffered from heart disease and dizziness. In the beginning she did not believe in Falun Dafa, but after seeing the changes in my wife and our mother she approached me and asked me to teach her the exercises. Since she began to practice in August 2004, her body has been purified greatly. Our Master is most benevolent and the power of Dafa has manifested in the transformation of my family's health.

    Here I want to express my heart-felt thanks to Master and Dafa. It is Dafa that purified our bodies and our hearts. But facts are the best proof. I sincerely hope that more people who have pre-destined relationships can obtain the Fa and practice Falun Dafa. I pledge that I will remain persistent in spreading this Great Law during this most precious time in history.


    People's Hearts Determine Their Futures


    Police Are Awakening in Hunan Province

    (Clearwisdom.net)

    1. At our neighborhood police station, there is a police officer who destroyed Falun Dafa books and persuaded practitioners to give up their practice. After being in contact with practitioners many times, he realized that Falun Gong is a very good qigong practice that teaches people to improve themselves.

    He told me once, "This time, I went to a practitioner's home to ransack his house and found two of Teacher's books. I didn't tell anyone and quietly put them into a drawer." Another time, he told me, "None of you Falun Gong practitioners have criminal records. You are all good people."

    He also told me that his health was not good. I said, "Please stop doing bad deeds towards Falun Dafa. That will destroy you. You should start practicing Falun Gong." He said, "There is pressure from higher levels. If I practiced Falun Gong, I would lose my job. How can I do it with a wife and kids at home? Let's talk about it in the future."

    This shows that many people haven't lose their kindness but are afraid of CCP pressure.

    2. During the "October 1" National Holiday, a police station in a city of Hunan Province received an order from higher ranks to ransack every Falun Gong practitioner's home. If any Falun Gong materials or the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party were found, the practitioner was to be detained. However, many police officers who knew the truth treated Falun Gong practitioners reasonably during their visits. Even though they found Falun Gong materials or the Nine Commentaries, they just pretended to not see them.

    3. In Hunan Province, a security officer in a factory had followed orders from Jiang's regime closely when the persecution of Falun Gong started. He harshly persecuted Falun Gong practitioners using all means, including following them, ransacking their homes and abducting them. Practitioners clarified the truth to him many times and he has now awakened. He returned all the Falun Gong books he had confiscated to practitioners.


    Quotes from Various Government Officials

    (Clearwisdom.net) A deputy mayor said, "Falun Gong is an issue of belief. Those practitioners really believe in Falun Gong. This is not like the situation of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)--nobody believes in it but no one dares to admit this in public. Furthermore, those Falun Gong practitioners are good people. Believe it or not, seems to me they are all better than CCP members."

    Another deputy mayor said, "Falun Gong practitioners believe 'Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance' which is very good. If everyone follows 'Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance' and no one fights for fame or personal interest, the society will be much more stable. Right now, no one cares about real criminals, but again and again the focus is on Falun Gong and all the arrests are of Falun Gong practitioners. This is not what National Security Officials should do, nor what the police forces should do. In fact, the ones who should be arrested are the National Security or the police --they are just rogues. The persecution of Falun Gong is doomed to fail--how can someone succeed in persecuting good people?"

    The head of department A said, "Mr. Li Hongzhi is really extraordinary. So many people believe him and are loyal to him, really outstanding! He must be a god. Otherwise, how could he look after so many things? Seems to me those who practice Falun Gong are also gods. Otherwise how could they forebear such severe persecution and suffer so much? Sooner or later, the issue of Falun Gong will be redressed. Otherwise, Jiang is finished and the CCP is finished."

    The head of department B said, "Jiang is too narrow-minded. Why bother such a group of people? After all, it is better to have some belief than believe in nothing. Look at CCP officials, they believe in nothing and dare to do many bad things. This is in clear contrast to those who follow 'Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance'. Why do I say this? It is because of the CCP's falsifying, evilness, and combativeness. And right now, of all the CCP officials from the top to bottom, how many do not lie, and how many are truthful and really do good things? Too few! Also people are very bad these days. In order to secure one's own position, one person will hurt others at will, even including hurting someone who has no personal interest in the conflicts. Look at CCP officials, and you will see that the corruption goes public. Whoever is the most corrupt is regarded as the most capable. Plus, the corrupt officials are now younger and younger, and are also highly educated. This is indeed the case in our city!!"

    The head of department C said, "One cannot successfully suppress others' beliefs, especially Falun Gong. You see, many who gave up their practice [under pressure] are now starting to practice again, let alone the persistent ones who will continue to practice even if they are jailed for doing so. How can the persecutors handle this? And now, more people are joining the practice. How can you say Falun Gong is not good? Plus, how can you say 'Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance' is not good? If the CCP continues like this, it is over."

    The head of department D said, "The last thing we want to deal with is the persecution of Falun Gong. It makes no sense to arrest a group of practitioners. Plus, the situation now is different from past. If it wasn't for orders from above, I think no one would want to arrest Falun Gong practitioners. So many officials and police are involved in this, but whom are we targeting? Why do we do this? If it continues like this, the CCP will be finished soon."


    Open Forum


    Historic Photos: Prior to July 20, 1999, People in Shaanxi Province Practice Falun Gong

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    Cultivation experience sharing conference


    Media Coverage


    Christian Post: New Report Criticizes China over Continuing Human Rights, Religious Freedom Violations

    Monday, October 17, 2005

    An annual report regarding human rights in China released last week by a U.S. congressional panel found that the country has failed to improve the overall condition in 2004. In particular, the report criticized China's control over religions and media.

    "Citizens who challenge state controls on religion, speech, or assembly continue to face severe government repression," begins the 193-page report released on Tuesday by the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC).

    "These detentions and policies violated not only China's Constitution and laws, but also internationally recognized human rights standards," the report stated further.

    Established in 2000, the 20-membered CECC exists to monitor human rights and the development of the rule of law in China and to submit an annual report to the United States President and Congress.

    In its recent report, the panel highlighted the "increased government restrictions on Chinese citizens who worship in state-controlled venues or write for state-controlled publications."

    Beginning Mar. 1, 2005, new regulations on religion became effective in China that restrict worship activities to state-monitored locations and place, "anyone who compels citizens to believe in or not believe in any religions" at risk of facing criminal charges, among other restrictions.

    It was reported that the new laws were set to protect "normal" religious activities in the wake of the rising Falun Gong movement, which the Chinese authorities have [defamed and brutally persecuted since 1999]. However, because the laws approve of only "religious activities expressly authorized by the state through a system of compulsory licensing and mandatory inspections," human rights watchdogs say it could indirectly affect the faithful.

    During the time of the CECC report, the panel noted that "the Chinese government continues to harass, abuse, and detain religious believers who seek to practice their faith outside state-controlled religious venues."

    "Religious believers who worship within state-controlled channels are subject to government regulation to all aspects of their faith," it added.

    The panel condemned the Chinese government's schemed campaign against Protestants as hundreds of believers associated with house churches have been intimidated, beaten, or imprisoned.

    "China's leaders will not achieve their long-term goal of social stability and continued economic development without building a future that includes human rights for all Chinese citizens," said CECC chairman Senator Chuck Hagel, a Republican from Nebraska.

    In addition, the CECC raised concern over the weakening freedom of speech and freedom of expression in China.

    "Chinese authorities have tightened restrictions on journalists, editors, and Web sites, and continue to impose strict licensing requirements on publishing, prevent citizens from accessing foreign news sources, and intimidate and imprison journalists, editors, and writers," the report stated.

    On Sept. 25, China's State Council Information Office and the Ministry of Information Industry announced that there would be new laws implemented to control the information posted on the internet.

    Religious news with articles criticizing the government's religious policies are expected to be banned, sources reported. According to Times Online UK, the Chinese government has already blocked many Chinese Christian websites.

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    Senator Hagel, however, said in the CECC's released statement, the report is "an honest report that takes a comprehensive look at human rights and rule of law in China."

    The panel therefore urges the U.S. President and the Congress to support the development of the freedom of religion in China, which it described as "universal and essential," by continuing U.S. diplomacy.


    Harmony (a Slovak Republic magazine): Cultivate Your Body and Mind (Photos)

    October 2005

    (Clearwisdom.net) In October edition of the Slovak magazine Harmony, a two-page article about Falun Gong was published under the title "Cultivate your Body and Mind." The article describes the exercises and symbol of Falun Gong, its quick spread in China, and the Jiang Zemin-initiated persecution. It reads as follows:

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    "If you are interested in meditation exercises, enrich your knowledge with an ancient cultivation method of mind, body and spirit, Falun Gong, also called Falun Dafa, which also helps to control negative emotions."

    "This method is based on exercises, which were for thousands of years practiced in remote areas of China, and their techniques were for generations passed from Master to his disciples, while the goal was to learn to live a harmonious, unselfish and tolerant life, which is in line with the basic principles of the universe: Truth, Compassion, Forbearance. The Falun Gong helps to improve every aspect of human being: body, mind and spirit."

    The article further describes how Falun Gong quickly gained popularity in China, how the persecution was initiated by Jiang Zemin and how Falun Gong followers are persecuted in China. The article also describes the exercises of Falun Gong and the symbol of Falun Gong. It clearly indicates that the symbol of Falun Gong is not related to the fascistic symbol of the World War II era.

    At the end of the article there is a reference to the Slovak language Falun Gong web page, www.falungong.sk, where its readers can find more information.


    News from China


    Latest News from China - September 25, 2005

    (Clearwisdom.net)

    1. [Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Mr. Cao Jingdong, and Li Rongguo Sentenced to 3 and to 1.5 Year Prison Terms Respectively
    2. [Qingdao City, Shandong Province] Many Falun Gong Practitioners Arrested
    3. [Jianyang City, Sichuan Province] The No. 8 Team of the Women's Ward in Yangmahe Prison Brutally Tortures Falun Gong Practitioners
    4. [Chongqing City] Tan Zuqiong Arrested While Clarifying the Truth
    5. [Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Sun Yunzhen Sentenced to a 21 Month Prison Term
    6. [Zhuhai City, Guangdong Province] Zhou Meilin, and Lv Pingyi Detained
    7. [Sichuan Province] Yangmahe Prison Refuses to Allow Falun Gong Practitioner Ms. Xiong Yuhua's Family Members to Visit Her
    8. [Yakeshi City, Inner Mongolia] Ms. Hou Yanqiu Arrested While Distributing Truth-Clarification Materials
    9. [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Mr. Yan Hongwei Transferred to the Luotaishanzhuang Brainwashing Center in Fushun City
    10. [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Zhao Chunrong Arrested and Brought to a Brainwashing Center

    1. [Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Mr. Cao Jingdong, and Li Rongguo Sentenced to 3 and to 1.5 Year Prison Terms Respectively

    Based on the latest news, Mr. Cao Jingdong and Li Rongguo, Falun Gong practitioners in Daqing City, were sentenced to 3 and 1.5 years in prison respectively. They are now detained at the No. 2 Division in the Daqing Forced Labor Camp. The torture has left Mr. Cao in critical condition.

    Mr. Cao Jingdong is a resident of Chengfengzhuang, Daqing City. On September 3, 2005, he returned to his workplace, the Security Section of the Installation Company of the Daqing Petroleum Administration Bureau, to speak to Zhu Zunren because his salary was being withheld. Zhu Zunren lied to him and said the money would be ready for him the next Monday. However, on Monday, September 5, 2005, when he went to get his pay, Zhu Zunren not only refused to pay him, but he detained him, called the police and had him arrested. Mr. Cao was sent to the Zhaoyuan County Detention Center. He has been on a hunger strike since then, protesting the persecution. They force-fed him as a means of torture. A few days ago the Zhaoyuan County Police Department transferred him to the Daqing Forced Labor Camp.

    In 2000, Mr. Cao was detained for fifteen days because he went to Beijing to appeal for the right to practice Falun Gong. When he returned to his workplace, Zhu Zunren had him arrested, and he was held in the Daqing Forced Labor Camp for two years.

    Security Section of the Installation Company in Daqing Petroleum Administration Bureau:
    Zhu Zunren, Chief: 86-459-5994114 (Office), 86-459-5765036 (Home)
    Zhang Aihui, Deputy Chief: 86-459-5994114 (Office), 86-459-5713352 (Home)

    2. [Qingdao City, Shandong Province] Many Falun Gong Practitioners Arrested

    On September 20, 2005, police from the Huangtailu Police Station in the north district of Qingdao City arrested Falun Gong practitioners Su Guihua, Cui Weirui and Ms. Lin at their home. It was confirmed that officers from the Hailunlu Police Station in the Sifang district arrested Zhang Hongru, and Tang Yufeng. Ou Mingjie, and Ms. Liu Zhirong (she is Ou Mingjie's mother), were also arrested. Their homes were ransacked as well.

    3. [Jianyang City, Sichuan Province] The No. 8 Team of the Women's Ward in Yangmahe Prison Brutally Tortures Falun Gong Practitioners

    The No. 8 Team of the Women's Ward in Yangmahe Prison in Jianyang City, Sichuan Province, brutally tortures Falun Gong Practitioners.

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Li Yanfei was beaten so severely that she needs help going up and down stairs. Her teeth were knocked out, and the police ordered prisoners to put tissues in her mouth and tape it shut. She was also force-fed excrement and locked up in a small cell. She has been handcuffed to a bed, a window and a basketball stand. Sometimes she is in handcuffs all night.

    The police have stripped Ms. Zhang Ziqin naked and handcuffed her to a basketball stand for a entire night.

    The No. 8 Team: Chief Jian: 86-832-7723794 (phone)

    4. [Chongqing City] Tan Zuqiong Arrested While Clarifying the Truth

    On September 14, 2005, the Kai County Police Department of Chongqing City, along with the State Security Bureau, the 610 Office and the Zhongxin Township Neighborhood Committee broke into the homes of Falun Gong practitioners in Zhongxin Township, including those of Tan Zuqiong, Liu Deying, Li Qifeng and others. The police ransacked their homes and confiscated their Falun Gong books and materials. The police also took about 600 to 700 yuan in cash and a bank savings account of over 30,000 yuan from Liu Deying's home. They arrested Tan Zuqiong. Liu Deying and Li Fengqi were forced to become homeless and move from place to place to avoid recapture and further persecution.

    The reason for the arrests was that Gao Liangbin of the Zhongxin Township Neighborhood Committee, and Yang Daojin, a driver, reported to the 610 Office and State Security Bureau that those Falun Gong practitioners had been clarifying the truth. The county police, officers from the State Security and the 610 Office went to Zhongxin Township. After three days of secret investigation, they arrested the practitioners.

    Below are the phone numbers of the people responsible for the persecution:
    Gao Liangbin, Zhongxin Township Neighborhood Committee: 86-23-52865688
    Yang Daojin, driver of Kai County Police Department: 86-23-52222303 (Office)

    5. [Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Sun Yunzhen Sentenced to a 21-Month Prison Term

    On August 22, 2005, the police arrested Ms. Sun Yunzhen, a Falun Gong practitioner. Since then she has been on hunger strike to protest the persecution. On September 12, Zhang Xumin sent Ms. Sun to the hospital for a check up. Her family members asked to see her once they heard about this. Their request was refused. Ms. Sun has been sentenced to a 21-month prison term for "security reasons." She is still on a hunger strike.

    6. [Zhuhai City, Guangdong Province] Zhou Meilin, and Lv Pingyi Detained

    Zhou Meilin and Lv Pingyi, Falun Gong practitioners in Zhuhai City, Guangdong Province, were detained at the Gutangyou Detention Center of Huizhou City, Guangdong Province. Their child studying in junior high school is left at home alone with no one to care for her. Their parents are elderly, and in poor health. Recently their relatives called the detention center, but the detention center refused their inquiries. Their current situations are unknown.

    7. [Sichuan Province] Yangmahe Prison Refuses to Allow Falun Gong Practitioner Ms. Xiong Yuhua's Family Members to Visit Her

    The Chenghua District Court in Chengdu City sentenced Ms. Xiong Yuhua, a Falun Gong practitioner from Chengdu City, to three and a half years in prison. Recently she was transferred to the Yangmahe Prison in Jianyang City. Her family members went to visit her, but the prison guards refused to let them see her. The guards stated, "She is stubborn and does not "reform"." When her family members went to visit another time, the prison guards refused their visit again saying, "This is your workplace's matter, your local government's matter."

    8. [Yakeshi City, Inner Mongolia] Ms. Hou Yanqiu Arrested While Distributing Truth-Clarification Materials

    On the afternoon of September 4, 2005, Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Hou Yanqiu from Yakeshi City, Inner Mongolia was distributing truth-clarification material. The National Security Team, including Chief Yu Wenju, Instructor Chang Qing, and Deputy Chief Niu Liwei arrested her. She is being held in a detention center.

    Policemen who participated in the persecution:
    Yu Wenju, Chief of the National Security Team: 86-470-7366376 (Home), 86-13604747760 (Cell)
    Chang Qing, Instructor of the National Security Team: 86-470-7366378 (Home), 86-13904704687 (Cell)
    Niu Liwei, Deputy Chief of the National Security Team: 86-470-7424577 (Home), 86-13947022085 (Cell)

    9. [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Mr. Yan Hongwei Transferred to the Luotaishanzhuang Brainwashing Center in Fushun City

    Around September 21, 2005, Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Yan Hongwei from Shenyang City was arrested by his workplace and was transferred to the Luotaishanzhuang Brainwashing Center in Fushun City.

    10. [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Zhao Chunrong Arrested and Taken to a Brainwashing Center

    Around September 11, 2005, the Yudong Police Station and the Yuhua Public Security Sub-bureau arrested Mr. Zhao Chunrong, who is around 45 years old and a maintenance worker from the Repair Section Electrical Class at the Hebei Radio Station. They also ransacked his home. He is currently being held in a brainwashing center.


    Latest News from China - October 2, 2005

    (Clearwisdom.net)

    1. [Beijing] Seven Practitioners Arrested
    2. [Xiangtan, Hunan Province] Xiao Zhixiang and Lin Jia Both Sentenced to Three Years in Prison
    3. [Guangzhou, Guangdong Province] Ms. Fan Haiqin and Her Brother Mr. Fan Wei Sent to Brainwashing Center
    4. [Daqing, Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Liu Shujie and Her Daughter Arrested in Hangzhou
    5. [Xiantao, Hubei Province] Ms. Wang Dongmei Arrested and Sent to Magang Brainwashing Center
    6. [Shenyang, Liaoning Province] Mr. Li Wenran Arrested When Clarifying the Truth at a Park
    7. [Binxian, Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Zheng Yan Arrested
    8. [Panjin, Liaoning Province] Wang Yuying Arrested
    9. [Liuan, Anhui Province] Mr. Li Zucheng Arrested Three Times
    10. [Chongqing, Sichuan Province] Three Practitioners Arrested
    11. [Juancheng County, Shandong Province] Ms. Dou Suli Arrested and Her House Ransacked
    12. [Tianjin] Ms. Jiang Lili Arrested

    1. [Beijing] Seven Practitioners Arrested

    Yan Jiguo is a practitioner from Yilan County of Heilongjiang Province. At about 5:00 p.m. on September 28, 2005, members of the State Security Department of Haidian District broke into the home of one of Yan's relatives, and arrested Yan and two other practitioners from Beijing, Mr. Bai Shaohua and Chang Yu (alias). Mr. Bai, 34, graduated from the People's University of China, majoring in economics. His brother, Mr. Bai Xiaojun, a lecturer of Northeast Normal University, was persecuted to death. Zhang Yu is a project manager at a Beijing Housing and Servicing company. This neighborhood is under the control of the Security Bureau of Malianwa. The three arrested practitioners were transferred to the Qinghe Detention Center of Haidian.

    Mr. Bai Shaohua's wife Mrs. Ji Lei is the general manager of the Beijing Langwei Vision and Information Technology Company. On the evening of September 28, 2005, the police followed Mrs. Ji to her home and arrested her and other practitioners, including her mother-in-law and her four-year-old daughter. Mrs. Wan Yu, who is in her 30s, is the widow of practitioner Mr. Li Jingsheng. Mr. Li was persecuted in the Tuanhe Forced Labor Camp of Beijing and had bruises all over his body. He died a year after he was released. Due to the hardships she suffered, Mrs. Wan temporarily stayed with Ji Lei. The police officers arrested Mrs. Wan Yu, Mrs. Ji Lei and another visiting practitioner, Ms. Huang, who is in her thirties. They were all sent to the Wanshousi Security Bureau of Haidian. Mrs. Ji's mother-in-law and her daughter were released the same night. Mrs. Ji, Mrs. Wan and Ms. Huang were transferred to the Qinghe Detention Center of Haidian. They also confiscated some of Ji's valuables, including a computer. The confiscated items were valued at more than 20,000 yuan.

    The phone numbers of the Haidian Detention Center are 86-10-62902266, ext. 3500 or 3582. The address is #25 Qinghe Longgang Road, Haidian, 100085
    Squad leader, Feng Zhu, 86-10-82883420
    Bureau chief, Bai Gang, 86-10-62902266 ext. 3502

    2. [Xiangtan, Hunan Province] Xiao Zhixiang and Lin Jia Both Sentenced to Three Years in Prison

    Xiao Zhixiang and Lin Jia were both sentenced to three years of imprisonment. They are being secretly transferred to a prison in Changdejin City, and no family members are allowed to visit them.

    3. [Guangzhou, Guangdong Province] Ms. Fan Haiqin and Her Brother Mr. Fan Wei Sent to Brainwashing Center

    On the night of September 12, 2005, after fifteen days of detention, practitioners Ms. Fan Haiqin and her brother were detained by the Guangzhou police. They were arrested again and sent to a brainwashing center located in Chatou County.

    4. [Daqing, Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Liu Shujie and Her Daughter Arrested in Hangzhou

    In mid-June 2005, Ms. Liu Shujie, a practitioner from Heilongjiang Province, went to Hangzhou to visit her family. The next day she and her daughter were seen clarifying the truth and were followed by the police, who tried to find out the location of the material production center of the Hangzhou area. Fortunately, Ms. Liu Shujie did not know any practitioners in Hangzhou.

    On July 28, Ms. Liu and her daughter Huang Yu were arrested at the railway station while they purchased their return tickets. They are being held in the Hangzhou Detention Center.

    5. [Xiantao, Hubei Province] Ms. Wang Dongmei Arrested and Sent to Magang Brainwashing Center

    On September 28, 2005, Ms. Wang Dongmei, a practitioner from Xiantao, Hubei, was arrested by members from the local 610 Office and sent to the Magang Brainwashing Center. Ms. Wang was illegally detained four times, and was released from Shayang Labour Camp about a year ago.

    6. [Shenyang, Liaoning Province] Mr. Li Wenran Arrested When Clarifying the Truth at a Park

    Mr. Lin Wenran, a retiree from the Air Pressure Instrument Factory of Shenyang, was arrested by the Shashan Police Bureau of Heping District when he was clarifying the truth at Yangchun Park of Heping District at about 5:00 p.m. on September 30, 2005. The police then searched his house.

    Phone number of the Shashan Police Bureau: 86-24-23301348
    Chief of the Bureau: Zhang Sai

    7. [Binxian, Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Zheng Yan Arrested

    On the afternoon of September 29, 2005, Ms. Zheng Yan, a practitioner from Binxian of Heilongjiang province, was arrested by the Fendou Police Station of Binxian, Binzhou. She is being held in the Second Detention Center of Binxian.

    8. [Panjin, Liaoning Province] Wang Yuying Arrested

    On September 21 ,2005, Wang Yuying, a practitioner from Dongfeng Town, Dawa County of Panjin, Liaoning Province was arrested by Fu Zhenguo and other people from the State Security Squad of Dawua County.

    9. [Liuan, Anhui Province] Mr. Li Zucheng Arrested Three Times

    Mr. Li Zucheng, who is in his 40s, is from the Sungang area, Yeji Experimental District of Liuan City, Anhui Province. Because he insisted on being a good person by cultivating Falun Dafa under the principle of "Truthfulness, Benevolence, Forbearance," he was arrested three times by the police.

    In July 2001 Mr. Li was arrested and detained for 15 days when he clarified the truth. In December 2003, without any reason the police ransacked his home and detained him for another fifteen days. On September 9, 2005, Mr. Li came home from work to harvest his crops and was arrested by the police, who ransacked his home again. Mr. Li is now being held at the detention center of Huoqiu County.

    Phone numbers of police officers who are primarily responsible for persecuting Li Zucheng are as follows:

    He Yulin, Chief of Branch Police Station of Yeji Experimental District of Liuan City: 86-564-64930001 (Office)
    Meng Heng, Director of Public Security Bureau of Sungang: 86-564-6497618

    10. [Chongqing, Sichuan Province] Three Practitioners Arrested

    At around noon on September 24, 2005, practitioner Mr. Liu Yalin and his daughter Ms. Liu Chunmei were arrested by Dadukou police and Chongqing state security guards and sent to the Dadukou Drug Rehabilitation Center to be persecuted. The police also confiscated many of their valuables.

    At around noon on September 24, 2005, Ms. Guo Xizhen, another practitioner from Xiezixi of Dadukou, was arrested by Dadukou Police and Chongqing State Security guards and sent to the Dadukou Brainwashing Center. Many of her personal belongings were confiscated.

    11. [Juancheng County, Shandong Province] Ms. Dou Suli Arrested and Her House Ransacked

    On September 26, 2005, Bian Bangjun, Head of the Police Station Administrative Division of Juancheng County, and Chen Baodong, director of the State Security Squad, led more than a dozen police officers to break into the home of practitioner Ms. Dou Suli. They searched her house but didn't find any materials. Nevertheless, they arrested Ms. Dou and held her in a detention center.

    12. [Tianjin] Ms. Jiang Lili Arrested

    On September 25, 2005, about two dozen police officers broke into the home of practitioner Ms. Jiang Lili, and the materials production center at Heping district was destroyed. They arrested Ms. Jiang and confiscated all the equipment and paper, valued at over 10,000 yuan in total.


    172 People Declare that their Words and Deeds Under Forced Brainwashing are Null and Void
    A Total of 294459 Declarations Have Been Published To Date

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

    Here are some examples of the Solemn Declarations:

    Please click here for more Solemn Declarations.


    Summary of Other Articles and News - October 8, 2005

    (Clearwisdom.net)

    Facts of the Persecution

    Persecution of Dafa Practitioners from Chengjianxin Village, Sanhe, Hebei Province

    On September 19, 2005, Li Xiuqing from Chengjianxin Village was deceived into opening her door by the 610 Office police officers, who then illegally arrested her at her home. She was taken to the Langfang brainwashing class to be persecuted, and she still has not returned.

    In February 2000, Song Kaiju went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Dafa. He was illegally imprisoned and suffered brutal persecution. By the time he was released, both of his legs were badly swollen. At the beginning of this April, Song Kaiju was arrested again while distributing truth-clarifying materials in Beijing. He was sentenced to two years of forced labor. Currently he is imprisoned in Tangshan Forced Labor Camp in Hebei Province.

    http://minghui.ca/mh/articles/2005/10/8/111975.html


    Summary of Other Articles and News - October 10, 2005

    (Clearwisdom.net)

    Facts of the Persecution

    1. [Jiujiang City, Jiangxi Province] Practitioners Persecuted at the Majialong Forced Labor Camp

    In October 2002, Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Jiang Xiaoying was imprisoned at the Majialong Forced Labor Camp. Although her sentence officially ended in June 2005, she has yet to be released. In total, she has served more than three extra years on top of her original sentence. During this time, she has been beaten over 400 times, force-fed with drugs that cause mental disorientation, been deprived of sleep, and was gagged with socks. Another practitioner, Ms. Meiling, had six teeth knocked out at the Majialong Forced Labor Camp.

    http://minghui.ca/mh/articles/2005/10/10/112078.html

    2. [Shanghai City] Ms. Lu Xiuli Is Arrested for the Third Time

    Ms. Lu Xiuli, a practitioner from Zichang Community, Putuo District, Shanghai, was turned in and arrested on September 10, 2005. This was the third time that Ms. Lu was arrested, and her current status is unknown.

    http://minghui.ca/mh/articles/2005/10/10/112123.html


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