Other News, Exposing the Persecution

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  • Engineer Mr. Lin Yongxu Tortured with the “Stretching Bed” at Masanjia Forced Labour Camp

    On December 7th, in the process of conducting the Education Division of the Provincial Forced Labour Bureau's annual exam, officials at Masanjia Forced Labour Camp in Liaoning Province printed and distributed examination papers containing questions that slandered Falun Gong. Following the principles of Falun Gong, practitioner Lin Yongxu told the truth about the persecution and answered the questions according to what he knows to be correct. This enraged Yu Jiang, head of the No. 3 Division. Around 7:00 p.m. Mr. Lin was summoned to a special room by Yu Jiang. He was tortured on the “stretching bed” for almost two hours. After that, Mr. Lin was continuously shocked with electric batons on his shoulders and inner thighs by several people until 3:00 a.m. the next morning.
  • Older Practitioner Ms. Li Shirong Spent Seven Years in Prison

    In 2003, Ms. Li Shirong, 60, was arrested and detained at Huaihua No. 2 Detention Centre because she practises Falun Gong and believes in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. She was later sentenced by Hecheng District Court at Huaihua, and suffered for seven years at Hunan Women's Prison.While she was imprisoned, Ms. Li was monitored by criminal inmates around the clock. She was not allowed to close the door even when she went to the toilet or took a shower. She stayed in a room that was less than 2 square metres per person, and she ate, lived and did forced labour there. In October 2009, Ms. Li went home. It was time for her to receive her pension. However, because she is a Falun Gong practitioner, her pension was denied. Ms. Li now has no income to live on.
  • Beijing Lawyers Accuse Zhaoyuan City Police, Procurators and Court Officials

    Several lawyers from Beijing defended Falun Gong practitioners Mr. Kao Fuquan, Ms. Song Guihua and Ms. Yang Lanxiang in Zhaoyuan City Court. The lawyers jointly wrote a letter in December 2010 to the Yantai City Intermediate Court and Procuratorate, Shandong Provincial High Court and Procuratorate, Beijing Supreme Court and Procuratorate, Public Security Department, Political Consultative Committees and the People's Committees at all levels, accusing the Zhaoyuan Court officials, the Procuratorate and the police of jointly breaking the law, by preventing the lawyers from being able to meet with their clients, to have access to documents, and to attend court hearings.
  • Persecution Accounts from Shandong Province Women's Prison

    If a practitioner refuses to write "the five statements" to renounce practising Falun Gong at Shandong Province Women's Prison she is dragged to a small cell, where four or five criminal inmates take turns to pinch her all over her body. They attach papers on her with words that slander Falun Gong. They punch and kick the practitioner, and when she tears off the papers, they put the papers on her again and start another round of beatings, until the practitioner is exhausted. When the practitioner still refuses to write "the five statements," they press her against a table with her head twisted to one side so she cannot move her body. They grab her hand and try to force her to write. They also kick her private parts and chest.
  • Blindness and Broken Nose Among the Injuries Suffered by a Retired Female Engineer

    Ms. Wang Liuzhen was sent to a forced labour camp twice by Chinese Communist Party (CCP) authorities because she firmly refused to renounce her practice of Falun Gong. As a result of the abuse in the labour camp, she became blind. CCP authorities forced Ms. Wang's husband to divorce her and prevented her family from visiting her. In addition, they hired people to follow and watch Ms. Wang around the clock and limited her personal freedom. A few days ago, Ms. Wang was beaten by those who were monitoring her. As a result, her nose was broken and her eyes were swollen to the point that she could not open them.
  • Ms. Fan Guoxia Recounts the Persecution She Experienced in Harbin Women's Prison

    Fan Guoxia, a Falun Gong practitioner, was arrested on February 6th, 2002 and sentenced to seven years in prison. She has been imprisoned since May 15th, 2003. Ms. Fan recounts the persecution that she has suffered in prison: "The guards put me in solitary confinement using the excuse of SARS prevention. Guard Tao Dandan asked me to her office in order to have a “discussion” with me. She demanded that I say “Checking in.” I refused, as I have committed no crime and do not need to report to the authorities as if I were a criminal. With gloved hands, Tao slapped my face until her hands hurt. She tried to force me into a squatting position but I refused that as well. Every two days Tao ordered somebody to torture me."
  • Children of Falun Gong Practitioners Discriminated Against at School

    When I was arrested by 610 Office agents (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) in 2008, they also went to my daughter's school and tried to pressure the principal to call for a school-wide meeting to slander Falun Gong. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) was resorting to implication and other coercive measures widely used during the Cultural Revolution to stir hatred among the masses. The 610 Office's intention was to poison the minds of students in my daughter's school, while at the same time discriminating against and isolating my daughter. The school officials did not carry out what the authorities wanted. For some time, the 610 Office sent out people to follow my daughter after school. They were trying to arrest any practitioners who would contact my daughter, but none of their tricks worked.
  • Lieutenant Commander's Health Destroyed While Held in Prison for Ten Years

    Mr. Wang Youjiang is a Falun Gong practitioner and the former lieutenant-commander of the communications corps of the Lanzhou Military Region. He was arrested by police for practising Falun Gong on January 10th, 2001. Simply for trying to be a good person, adhering to his belief in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, and writing a banner “Restore Falun Gong's Innocence,” Mr. Wang was sentenced to ten years in prison. He was held at three facilities in Lanzhou City: the Xiguoyuan Detention Centre, the Xigusiergou Detention Centre, and the Dashaping Prison. His prison term ended on January 9th, 2011. His health has deteriorated after years of abuse in the prison and he can no longer take care of himself. His wife has also left him.
  • Persecution Carried Out at Zibo Women's Labour Camp in Shandong Province

    In 2008, during the Beijing Olympics, I was arrested by police and sentenced to two years of forced labour for practising Falun Gong sent to Zibo Women's Forced Labour Camp. During my detention, I was brutally persecuted. I also witnessed many Falun Gong practitioners being persecuted unscrupulously and tortured for refusing to give up the practice. A practitioner was tortured by two female drug addicts, until her whole body was covered with wounds. They beat her day and night, hitting her in the chest and back. This practitioner was locked up every day in a solitary cell. She was forced to stay within an area as wide as a floor tile. She was beaten if she stepped out of this boundary.
  • Grade School Teacher Ms. Shang Shuxia Sent to Forced Labour Camp

    Ms. Shang Shuxia was reported by an informant when she distributed Falun Gong informational DVDs in a residential building on May 1st, 2009. At the time, she fainted and because she was diagnosed with having heart disease at a hospital, they had to release her. On November 22nd, 2010, police officers took Ms. Shang to a detention centre that afternoon. On the 15th day after the arrest, the police sent Shang Shuxia to Heizuizi Forced Labour Camp for 21 months. Shang Shuxia’s family visited her at Heizuizi Forced Labour Camp on December 16th. The 3rd Brigade leader deprived her family of their right to visit using the excuse that Shang Shuxia did not cooperate.
  • A Female Entrepreneur and Her Three Family Members Were Arrested

    Ms. Wang Haihong, 43, a people's representative of Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, and an entrepreneur, was arrested. In the months leading up to the Asian Games, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) escalated the persecution in the name of increasing security. On the evening of August 21st, 2010, Ms. Wang's three apartments at Guangzhou and one company were ransacked by policemen from the Domestic Security Division of the Tainhe Police Department branch office at Guangzhou. Her younger sister Ms. Wang Haiying was arrested and her home in Luoyang was ransacked by Luoyang 610 Office agents (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong). Ms. Wang's youngest brother was sent to a forced labour camp for a one-year-and-nine-month term.
  • Two Practitioners Die in December as a Result of Persecution

    Ms. Fei Jinrong, a practitioner from Shuangyashan City of Heilongjiang Province and a former chief auditor from Shuangyashan City Auditory Bureau, was persecuted until she suffered a complete mental collapse. On December 12th, she passed away at the age of 61. Ms. Liu Wei, 55, was a practitioner in Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province. She was released from a forced labour camp in March 2010. Unfortunately, her health had been significantly compromised by the maltreatment she received, and she passed away on December 10th.
  • Falun Gong Practitioners Brutally Tortured in Gangbei Prison in Tianjin

    Because Mr. Liu Huijiang, 42, persisted in practising Falun Gong, he was arrested on November 30th, 2008. He was sentenced on August 31st, 2010, and detained in Gangbei Prison. After arriving at the prison in a car, he shouted, "Falun Gong is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!" He was then taken to a cell and beaten by police. He was subsequently handcuffed and shackled by police officer. For each meal he was given only a piece of bread and some water. The guards forced him to sit on a small stool only 20 cm (8 in.) high. His handcuffs and shackles were connected to an iron hoop on the ground so that he could not straighten his body. He had to lie on the floor to eat. He could only use the toilet at a set time.
  • Ms. Feng Angui from Qijiang County, Chongqing City, Sentenced to Three Years in Prison

    When Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Feng Angui went shopping on May 10th, 2010 police arrested her. Later, other police officers ransacked her house. While doing so, they arrested her husband, Mr. Li Zongyue, and took him to the Qijiang County Detention Centre. He was later released. The Qijiang County Court secretly tried Ms. Feng in August 2010 without informing her family. On December 13th, during another court proceeding, she was sentenced to three years in prison.
  • Officers and Guards Cruelly Torture Ms. Cui Yutao in Datong City, Shanxi Province

    Last June, Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Cui Yutao went to a police station seeking information regarding a fellow practitioner who had been arrested, and was herself arrested. She was arrested again in December. Officers tied Ms. Cui Yutao to the interrogation chair upon her arrival. She shouted, “Falun Gong is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!" The deputy director of the city police department came, heard her shouting, then whipped her face with a black plastic-covered notebook over ten times. When the notebook broke, he used the black cover to continue to whip her. Those present were shocked to see his cruelty. Ms. Cui's eyes were watering and swollen. On January 6th, 2011, Ms. Cui Yutao was dying and had low blood pressure, so her family picked her up. Her condition is critical.