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  • Gangbei Prison Officials Refuse to Release Engineer Zhou Xiangyang, Who Is In Critical Condition

    It has been learned that Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Zhou Xiangyang who was brutally tortured in detention, had been detained in the internal hospital of Gangbei Prison. He was arrested on March 5th, 2011 and taken to Gangbei Prison. The guards brutally tortured him by restraining him in painful postures. They stretched his arms and legs into different positions, and then shackled them to iron hoops on the floor for extended periods of time. He could not straighten up after being released from the restraints. In addition, the guards beat and shocked him with electric batons. He is believed to be in critical condition because of severe torture suffered in prison. However, prison officials still refuse to release him.
  • Police Officer Li Youmin of Quzhou County, Hebei Province Arrests Pregnant Woman and Leaves Her Children Behind

    Ms. Li Xuemei, 31, was reported to the police for telling people the facts about Falun Gong on a web chat. On August 9th, 2011, police broke into her home. They showed no identification, arrested her, and confiscated her computer, printer, two mobile phones, and Falun Gong books and materials. Ms. Li was interrogated until midnight before being released. On December 4th, police came again to Ms. Li's home and dragged her out. Ms. Li Xuemei was seven months pregnant, and her other two children, ages six and two, were terrified. By this time, Ms. Li Xuemei had been dragged down the corridor with little clothes on and barefoot. Three men lifted her up and forcibly carried her downstairs. Police drove her to Nanliyue Police Station. Throughout the process, pregnant Ms. Li Xuemei was dragged around in the heavy snow barefoot and in thin clothes.
  • Mr. Zhao Xianghai Detained in Psychiatric Hospital for Four Years - Mother Denied Visits

    Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Zhao Xianghai was placed in a psychiatric hospital in 2007. He has been tortured there for more than four years and injected with unknown substances. He is physically very weak. Recently, when his mother went to visit him, she was rudely driven out by the hospital staff and left without seeing her son.
  • Father Still Imprisoned, Mother Torture to Death

    Ever since Jiajia was a young girl, her family has been torn apart by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Her father, Mr. Wang Yunlong, has been continuously persecuted by the CCP since July, 1999 for his belief in Falun Gong, and was forced to leave home to avoid persecution. Her mother, Ms. Wang Liqun, also a practitioner, had to leave home to avoid being arrested in 2002. When Jiajia was 22 years old, she heard that her mother had died as a result of torture in Shuangcheng Detention Centre. Over 100 officers went to a practitioner's home in Shuangcheng on November 13th, 2011. They threw tear gas into the house, leaving the practitioners choking and arrested them. Jiajia's father was one of them. He is now being held in Shuangcheng No. 2 Detention Centre.
  • Firsthand Account: Ms. Zhou Ling Tortured in Hunan Women's Prison

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Zhou Ling was arrested by police in May 2008. She was sentenced to three years in Hunan Women's Prison, where she was subjected to violent brainwashing sessions, beatings and torture. She was forced to stand for 49 straight days. She recounts: "They tried to force us to write out the prison rules, regulations, and songs praising the Communist Party. I refused to cooperate, so they surrounded me and began kicking and punching me. I was forced to stand for long periods of time and was deprived of sleep for the first 12 days. For the next 37 days, I was forced to stand 24 hours a day."
  • Former Tianjin Resident Sent to Forced Labour Camp for Distributing New Year's Blessings

    On January 11th, Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Liu Xiuqing went to Doujiazhuang to distribute New Year's blessing pictures with information about Falun Gong. She was reported to police by members of Doujiazhuang Joint Guard Team. Officers from the Taiping Town Police Station took her away. She was then transferred to the Detention Centre of Dagang Police Department. When Ms. Liu’s husband went to Dagang Police Department to bring her a change of clothes the guard on duty told him there was no detainee named Liu Xiuqing. Her husband then went to the Taiping Town Police Station and officials told him that Ms. Liu had been sentenced to one year of forced labour, because she would not sign the statement to give up Falun Gong.
  • Qin Rongqian Tortured for Seeking Justice for Her Parents and Younger Sister

    On February 26th, 2010, Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Qin Yueming was tortured to death in Jiamusi Prison. Ms. Wang Xiuqing, Qin Yueming's wife, and their two daughters endured many difficulties going to many different government offices to appeal for her husband, but no one would accept her case. On November 13th, 2011, Ms. Wang and her younger daughter, Qin Hailong, were arrested again and sent to Qianjin Forced Labour Camp. Her elder daughter, Ms. Qin Rongqian, had to spend her days going to the courthouse, labour camp, detention centre, and the Public Security Bureau, seeking justice for her parents and younger sister. Recently, Qin Rongqian suffered unreasonable hostile treatment several times at the hands of the police at the Qianjin Forced Labour Camp for requesting an administrative reconsideration for her mother and younger sister's forced labour camp sentence.
  • Ms. Zhuang Wei from Pudong, Shanghai Arrested

    Ms. Zhuang Wei has been detained in the New Pudong District Detention Centre since she was arrested by police on December 13th, 2011. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP)Procuratorate issued the arrest approval only recently. She is most likely facing extended prison time. Her attorney went to the detention centre to visit her on January 16th.
  • Retired Senior Prosecutor Arrested and Detained for Removing Posters That Slandered Falun Gong

    Ms. Zeng Yumei, 56, a retired senior prosecutor with the Gansu Province Procuratorate, was arrested with another Falun Gong practitioner in late September 2011 for removing posters that slandered Falun Gong. The posters were put up by the Wuquan Neighbourhood Committee in Lanzhou City to incite hatred towards the practice. She was forced to undergo brainwashing sessions and then sentenced to one year of forced labour. She is still being detained.
  • Former Supervisor of Mongolian Fuhe Central School Arrested and Sentenced

    Mr. Song Xuecheng started practising Falun Gong in August, 2005. Subsequently, the multiple diseases he was suffering from were cured, including lumber disc stenosis, which he'd endured for over twenty years. His family and friends witnessed the magnificence of Falun Gong from this experience. However, he was arrested in June, 2010 due to his belief in, and practice of Falun Gong, and was sentenced to three years in prison, which was then changed to a five-year probationary period. He has been monitored continuously, and harassed over the past year.
  • Gaining Freedom After Being Rescued by Canada: Mr. Lin Mingli Shares His Experience of Persecution in China

  • Older Falun Gong Practitioner Ms. Liu Zhi in Critical Condition from Torture at Liaoning Province Women's Prison

    Ms. Liu Zhi, a Falun Gong practitioner from Shenyang City, Liaoning Province was arrested on July 12th, 2011, taken to Liaoning Province Women's Prison and tortured. Her physical condition is deteriorating. She is emaciated, suffers from fecal incontinence, lost her clear speaking ability and is paralyzed. Warden Xu Min refused to release her, claiming “Ms. Liu Zhi does not transform [forcibly renounce Falun Gong] or acknowledge her crime.” Family members have been worrying about Ms. Liu Zhi's safety, and demand her release. There have been two deaths from torture of women practitioners at Liaoning Province Women's Prison.
  • Mr. Lin Zehua Paralysed for Three Years; Jiamusi Prison Refuses to Release Him

    On January 13th, 2012, Mr. Lin Zehua's family went to the Jiamusi Prison to visit him. An inmate carried him on his back, since Mr. Lin had become paralysed as a result of being persecuted in 2008, while incarcerated. Mr. Lin's state of mind was not good. He was also very weak and didn't have much energy to talk. During the visit, he had to hold onto a metal bar to stay upright and his face often showed an expression of agony. As the family was only allowed ten minutes for the visit, they had not yet finished their conversation when the phone was hung up.
  • Engineer Ms. Huang Jiazhen from Hunchun City Forestry Bureau in Jilin Province Secretly Detained in a Remote Location after Being Sentenced to Four Years

    Ms. Huang Jiazhen was recently sentenced to four years in prison. She is currently detained at the former Wangqing County Forestry Bureau Detention Centre. On December 10th, 2011 Ms. Huang was tried in Hunchun Court. She had been detained for nearly half a year. The court deliberately delayed releasing information regarding the trial, causing her family to arrive late to the trial and effectively preventing them from speaking out on her behalf and defending her. No verdict was announced when the trial ended, but without further hearings or other legal proceedings, the court sentenced her to four years in prison. It was reported that for Falun Gong practitioners' trials, the verdicts had already been decided by the 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong).
  • Ms. Zheng Muzhi from Helong City, Jilin Province, Sentenced to Four and a Half Years in Prison

    On January 4th, 2011, police officers arrested Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Zheng Muzhi outside of the building where her elder brother lives. Later, she was sentenced by the Helong Court to four and a half years in prison. She is currently incarcerated in Changchun Prison. In 2006, Ms. Zheng was sentenced to one and a half years of forced labour and taken to the notorious Heizuizi Women's Forced Labour Camp of Jilin Province. While in the labour camp, Ms. Zheng refused to cooperate with the officials, so they tied her to the death bed for eight days.