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  • Retired Nurse Loses Her Sight After Forced Application of Eye Medicine While Imprisoned

    Ms. Huang Xiuying, 76, was arrested on January 10th, 2010 for speaking with people about Falun Gong. She was later taken to the Chengdu Women's Prison and subjected to brainwashing. She could not see clearly after one year. On March 3rd, 2011, guards took Ms. Huang to the Jintang Prison Hospital to get medical treatment in both eyes. The guards and the doctors pinned down Ms. Hang and administered eye drops into her eyes, using four different kinds of eye drops that were alternately used every two hours. It resulted in blindness in both eyes after 14 days.
  • Mr. Qin Yueming Tortured to Death, His Wife and Daughter Sent to Labour Camp

    Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Qin Yueming was tortured to death in Jiamusi Prison on February 26th, 2011. After his family's persistent efforts, the Heilongjiang High Procuratorate finally accepted their appeal. Three months have passed, and the case still hasn't reached the court. In the meantime, Mr. Qin's wife Ms. Wang Xiuqing, and daughter, Ms. Qin Hailong, were arrested on November 13th and imprisoned at the Qianjing Forced Labour Camp in Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province.
  • Practitioners Song Zhiyu and Wang Yaheng Sent to Prison, Their Attorneys Beaten and Arrested

    Mr. Song Zhiyu and Mr. Wang Yaheng were recently each sentenced to three and a half years in prison and sent to the Baoanzhao Prison in Xingan Meng, Inner Mongolia. In order to prevent their attorneys from defending them, Chinese Communist Party (CCP) police beat the attorneys and arrested them before the hearings.
  • Practitioners in Shuangcheng City Facing Forced Labour

    On November 13th, 2011, several dozen Falun Gong practitioners in Shuangcheng City, Heilongjiang Province, were arrested by police. They were detained at the Shuangcheng City Detention Centre and the Harbin City Second Detention Centre. All of the detained practitioners were sentenced to two years of forced labour. They have refused to accept the sentences. When the families were bringing clothes and daily necessities to the practitioners they were informed that the practitioners were holding a hunger strike to protest the detention and mistreatment, and that the guards at the detention centre had already started force-feeding them.
  • Employee of Liaohe Oil Field in Critical Condition After Being Tortured in Liaoning Women's Prison

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Hu Zhehui is in critical condition after being tortured in Liaoning Women's Prison. She is 5'5” tall and now weighs only 88 lbs. To avoid persecution from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Ms. Hu had to leave her home. On August 3rd, 2005, she returned home to visit her daughter, but she was followed and arrested. The officers severely beat and tortured her using many torture devices. When she went on a hunger strike to protest her arrest, she was brutally force-fed. She was stretched and bound all day for 39 days, and was unable to move her arms or legs. She was on the verge of death after the long-term torture.
  • A Xiangyang Court Claims, “The Falun Gong Practitioner Will Be Sentenced Even If His Attorney Wins the Case”

    On August 12th, several elementary school students tried to sell newspapers to Mr. Zhao Guojiang. Mr. Zhao gave one of the students a Falun Gong DVD, and the student reported Mr. Zhao to a patrolling policeman. The policeman took Mr. Zhao to the Renminlu Police Station. The police found some Falun Gong DVDs in Mr. Zhao's bag and transferred him to the Fancheng Administration Detention Centre. On August 14th, when his detention term was about to end, Mr. Zhao was transferred to the Fangcheng Second Detention Centre. The Fancheng District Procuratorates issued a summons against Mr. Zhao. When Mr. Zhao's family told Judge Feng that they had already hired an attorney, Judge Feng said Mr. Zhao would be sentenced even if the attorney won the case, that it was no use hiring an attorney, that it was just wasted money.
  • 39-Year-Old Mr. Li Shangrong Dies after Ten Years of Imprisonment

    Shenyang City Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Li Shangrong was arrested in December 2000 and sentenced to ten years in prison. After ten years of imprisonment, he was emaciated when he returned home. He recounted: "During a physical examination, it was discovered that there were cavities in my lungs. Because I resisted the so-called “transformation” [forcibly renounce Falun Gong] carried out by the prison, my family was not allowed to visit me during 2009-2010. I had a constant fever, and my weight dropped from 194 pounds in 2000 to 115 pounds when I was released.” He passed away on December 30th.
  • Mr. Liu Guifu, 61, from Heilongjiang Province Arrested Again after Being Imprisoned for Six Years

    Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Liu Guifu, 61, was arrested while doing work on the farm on September 5th, and taken to a detention centre by police. This occurred during the autumn harvest season. The family has requested the release of Mr. Liu multiple times but has been rejected. In 2003 Mr. Liu was detained in the Fangzheng County Second Detention Centre for six months, then was transferred to Daqing Prison in April 2004, where he was tortured, forced to sit on steel channels and steel ingots, deprived of sleep, and forced to stand on cold floor tiles. Wooden boards were used to beat him, and blood came through his trousers. One blister on his hip was as big as an egg yolk.
  • Five Family Members from Jilin Province Suffer Repeat Persecution and a Death

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Liang Xiuzhen and her family have been repeatedly persecuted for 12 years. One of them died due to torture, and five of them were subjected to forced labour or sentenced to jail eight times. She recounts her experience: "In 2002, officer Jiang Jinglao gave orders for me to be given an injection of unknown drugs that affected my nervous system, causing me to walk abnormally with pain in my left leg for over nine years...My son-in-law was arrested in 2004 for printing materials exposing the persecution of Falun Gong. He was sentenced to ten years and incarcerated at Kongzhuling Prison. He was brutally tortured in the prison and died on September 15th, 2010."
  • Chengdu Woman Arrested for Praising Falun Gong

    On October 31st, two plainclothes police arrested Falun Gong practitioner Li Xiuying in her shop and took her to the police station. They arrested her for telling her relatives the truth about Falun Gong. Currently, Ms. Li is being detained at the Mianyang detention centre. Her daughter said: "In March 2008, my mother suffered a heart attack. She was having difficulty breathing and came close to losing her life. She suddenly remembered that a friend had told her to say “Falun Gong is good! Truth-Compassion-Forbearance is good!” After saying this, she slowly regained her breath. Afterward, she often exclaimed, “When I was near death, Falun Gong saved my life!”"
  • Hebei Women's Prison Using Inmates to Conduct Brutal Force-Feedings on Falun Gong Practitioners

    Hebei Women's Prison inmate Zhang Jianru was ordered by prison guards to conduct force-feedings on Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Ku Jinge in 2007. She forcefully squeezed Ms. Ku’s trachea, restricting her normal breathing. She also used pieces of paper to cover and seal her mouth. After she administered a force-feeding, she yanked out the feeding tube, causing Ms. Ku to vomit. Zhang collected the vomit with a container three times, and attempted to force-feed it back to her. She stopped only after the prison guard didn’t want to see it.
  • Many Falun Gong Practitioners Arrested in Beijing by Officers Switching off Electricity Supply

    Around 7:00 p.m. on November 17th, many Beijing practitioners were arrested. To lure the practitioners outside, the officers switched off their electricity. At this time we know that seven practitioners were arrested and their homes ransacked. Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Hou Yongchun was taken to a detention centre. However, he was not accepted by the detention centre because of high blood pressure. The police released him and he has returned home.
  • Sentenced to Forced Labour and Prison in the Past, Mr. Liu Ruxing, 60, from Longxi County, Gansu Province, Passed Away

    Sixty-year-old Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Liu Ruxing was from Longxi County, Gansu Province. Due to the long-term persecution by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), he passed away at home on December 25th. Mr. Liu was sentenced to forced labour camp for two years and sentenced to three years of imprisonment.
  • The Forced Labour Persecution behind the “Jin-long-yu” (Gold Dragon Fish) Brand

    “Jin-Long-Yu” is a brand of cooking oil commonly seen in grocery stores and supermarkets in China. People barely notice the small tag hanging around the bottle's neck, and it's more unlikely that they would know that the knots were tied manually by inmates and Falun Gong practitioners in Shanghai Women’s Prison. Over the years, the target quota for each person went from tying 300 knots an hour to 650, which is equal to 5200 knots every day based on eight working hours a day. The strings are coarse, so the skin on the knot tier's fingers peels off after rubbing the strings repeatedly. This is especially true in winter time, when it’s cold and dry.
  • Mr. Kou Chuangjin's Attorney Pleads Not Guilty in Second Hearing

    On December 1st, the Xifeng District Court in Qingyang City, Gansu Province held a second hearing of the charges brought against 60-year-old Mr. Kou Chuangiin. Mr. Kou's attorney, brought in to defend him, pleaded not guilty on his behalf. All of those present in the courtroom were thus provided with an opportunity to learn about both the goodness of Falun Gong, and about the brutal truth of the persecution that Falun Gong adherents face under China's communist regime.