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  • Canadian MPs Discuss Torture in China Forum focuses on plight of Falun Gong today

    A handful of MPs gathered near Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Canada, on Wednesday to discuss the plight of Falun Gong on the 13th anniversary of the largest peaceful protest in China since the Tiananmen Square massacre. Shawn Li, the president of the Falun Dafa Association of Canada, said many groups are persecuted in China, including Tibetan Buddhists and Uyghur Muslims, but none as harshly as Falun Gong adherents. MP Brent Rathgeber described the current abuses, which include evidence of forced organ harvesting, as “disturbing.”
  • Ms. Sun Xiuxia Dies after Being Abused in Jilin Province Women's Prison

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Sun Xiuxia, 51, died on April 30th, 2012, after being abused in Heizuizi Women's Prison. She was carried to hospital on a stretcher for “emergency treatment” that same day. Because Ms. Sun refused to give up her belief and resisted the “transformation,” [forcibly renounce Falun Gong] she was locked in solitary confinement many times while in the prison. Ms. Sun had been held in forced labour camps several times previously.
  • Mr. Cao Dazhang Severely Persecuted in Jiujiang Forced Labour Camp, Jiangxi Province

    Recently, Jiujiang City Forced Labour Camp in Jiangxi Province has intensified the persecution of Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Cao Dazhang in an attempt to “transform” [forcibly renounce Falun Gong] him. Mr. Cao is being monitored by several prisoners and guards from the second brigade. They take turns to torture him 24 hours a day. They do not allow him to sleep, give him very little to eat, and force him to do labour for more than 12 hours a day. One guard furiously said to Mr. Cao's family, “I have transformed several hundred Falun Gong practitioners. Only six practitioners didn't transform. Of the six, two were tortured to death. If Cao Dazhang refuses to be transformed, I will continue to torture him until he dies!”
  • Three Retired Women from Anyang City, Henan Province Secretly Sentenced

    Falun Gong practitioners Ms. Liu Fenglan, Ms. Chen Xuesheng, and Ms. Li Hui have been detained in the Anyang City Detention Centre for over five months. The Anyang District Court secretly tried and sentenced Ms. Liu without notifying her relatives. It is currently not clear if Ms. Chen and Ms. Li have been tried or not. The family members of Falun Gong practitioners see their relatives unreasonably detained, and their homes ransacked again and again. But they have no place to appeal and can't protect or rescue their relatives. They themselves are subjected to coercion and intimidation.
  • Liaoning Women’s Prison Guards Severely Beat and Torture Kindergarten Teacher

    Kindergarten teacher Liu Yinfeng was arrested in November 2008 and was sentenced to three years in prison. She has since been severely tortured at Liaoning Women’s Prison. Liu Yinfeng was kept in solitary confinement and monitored by two prisoners around the clock. Since she refused to write the so-called “five letters” to renounce Falun Gong, she was forced to stand for long periods, and deprived of sleep. She was not allowed to close her eyes or squat down or she would be beaten. They forced her to take medication, and when she refused it, they held her down on the ground and forced the medication into her mouth. When she threw away the bottles, three people surrounded her and beat her violently about the head.
  • Ms. Wang Qinghua from Chengdu City, Sichuan Province Persecuted for 15 Days

    Ms. Wang Qinghua is 61 years old. She used to have many health problems, including heart disease, a frozen shoulder, and after-effects from a car accident. In 1998, three months after she started to practise Falun Gong, all of these disappeared without any medication. On January 9th, 2012, Ms. Wang Qinghua went to visit a practitioner in Xinjin Brainwashing Centre. Ms. Wang spoke about the goodness of Falun Gong to a salesperson across the street from the brainwashing centre. Ms. Wang was reported to brainwashing centre staff and was also arrested. She was sent to the Yongsheng Detention Centre.
  • Practitioners Recently Arrested in Songyuan City, Jilin Province

    Songyuan City is located near Changchun City, Jilin Province. Since July 1999, when the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started the persecution of Falun Gong, large numbers of practitioners in Songyuan have been arrested and sentenced. The persecution became especially severe after March 5th, 2002, when practitioners tapped into the local TV network system to broadcast truth-clarification videos. They were able to do this again during the Beijing Olympics in 2008. Recently, police in Songyuan have arrested many practitioners and confiscated their personal belongings. It was learned that the police had been monitoring practitioners' mobile phones in order to find them quickly.
  • Falun Gong Practitioner Wang Meiling in Dire Situation at Yunnan Women's Prison

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Wang Meiling is from Chuxiong City, Yunnan Province. She was sentenced to three years in prison and has been held in Yunnan No. 2 Women's Prison for over nine months. Her family is extremely concerned about her condition. She is very weak, has blurred vision, and has uncontrollable night terrors.
  • A List of Crimes by Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Official Li Xingli from Chongqing in the Persecution of Falun Gong

    When the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began to persecute Falun Gong in July 1999, Liu Xingli was a young clerk in Changshou Public Security Bureau in Chongqing. It is reported that he worked closely with the police to persecute Falun Gong practitioners by unjustly arresting, ransacking, beating, threats, fabricating charges, torture, fabricating lies and committing perjury, and forcing practitioners by torture to denounce Falun Gong and its founder, Teacher Li Hongzhi. Over the past 12 years, he has persecuted 100 practitioners who were arrested and sentenced, sent to forced labour camps or brainwashing centres, or mental hospitals; and Liu participated in all these cases.
  • Review of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)'s Persecution of Falun Gong Practitioners in Early 2012: Arrests, Torture, Deaths

    Heilongjiang Women's Prison guards forced Ms. Liu Deqing, a 60-year-old physician from the Hailun Health Centre, to sit still on a small stool all day long, from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Inmates pricked her with toothpicks and beat her hard with planks or brushes. After more than two years of brutality, she had all-over oedema. Her abdomen had swelled, like someone who is seven months pregnant. Ms. Liu died on November 27th, 2011.
  • Chen Xin on Hunger Strike in Jinzhou Prison to Protest Persecution; His Family Not Allowed to See Him for Three Years

    Chen Xin, a Falun Gong practitioner from Dalian, was sentenced to 13 years in prison in 2002. He has been held in Jinzhou Prison for ten years. Recently Cui Yuanqi, section leader of the First Ward, and team leader Liu Hongwei tried to force Mr. Chen to be “transformed” (to give up his belief). They held him in solitary confinement. Mr. Chen has been on a hunger strike for over a month to protest the persecution.
  • Lin Jilong from Shaanxi Put on Trial; Unknown Man Advises Judge in Court

    On April 17th, The Weibin District Court in Baoji City, Shaanxi Province, held a trial for Falun Gong practitioner Lin Jilong. In court, the judge kept asking an unknown man in black for his opinion. When Mr. Lin spoke of Falun Gong, the man in black even commanded the judge, “Get him out!” The so-called trial ended in disgrace.
  • Investigation Lead: Multiple Kidney Transplants with Unknown Donors at the No. 1 Hospital Affiliated with Jilin University

    It is common knowledge that an organ considered for transplant must be of matching tissue type between donor and recipient. (In developed countries such as the U.S., the waiting time for a prospective transplant patient is several years, sometimes as long as ten years). It was recently reported that multiple kidney transplant surgeries were performed at the No. 1 Hospital affiliated with Jilin University in Changchun, Jilin Province. Two transplants were done each day in early March 2009, which is cause for concern. Where do the organs come from? It makes one suspect that the live organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners is still happening in China.
  • Mr. Chi Yaocai and Other Practitioners in Critical Condition at the Chaoyanggou Forced Labour Camp

    Officials at the Chaoyanggou Forced Labour Camp have intensified the persecution of Mr. Chi Yaocai and other Falun Gong practitioners since January 2012. Many practitioners have been confined in solitary cells, shocked with electric batons, beaten, and had their terms extended. Mr. Chi Yaocai has symptoms of high blood pressure and his life is in danger. At least three other practitioners have been persecuted to the verge of death.
  • People's Liberation Army General Logistics Department Responsible for Harvesting Organs

    After the suppression of Falun Gong started, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Central Military Commission conducted six special meetings on "Handling Foreign Religious Issues." The Logistics Department followed Jiang Zemin's [former leader of China and instigator of the persecution] instructions for "Physically annihilating Falun Gong practitioners." The marketing of human organs became a highly profitable business for the military, approved and encouraged by Jiang. The orders for removing organs from living practitioners came directly from the Chair of the Military Commission. The General Logistics Department ordered blood tests on practitioners, then arrested them all over the country and processed them. Utilising military transportation, personnel and forced labour camps built on military facilities, the Logistics Department (LD) became the state live-organ bank.