Other News, Exposing the Persecution

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  • Six Falun Gong Practitioners from Faku County, Shenyang City Arrested

    Police ransacked several practitioners' homes in Yemaotai Town on April 22nd. They confiscated several computers and materials exposing the persecution of Falun Gong. Six practitioners were arrested and held in custody. Ms. Chen Shuyan and Ms. Chen Shufang were able to escape that day. The police then arrested three family members and threatened to detain them unless they told them the two practitioners' whereabouts, and at the same time, the police listed online the two practitioners as wanted. Ms. Chen Shuyuan and Ms. Chen Shufang were arrested the next day.
  • Ms. Deng Guiqiu from Tianjin Sentenced to Three Years in Prison

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Deng Guiqiu from Tianjin was arrested on September 19th, 2010, when she was distributing materials detailing the persecution of Falun Gong and taken to the Hexi Detention Centre. On March 17th, the Hexi Court secretly sentenced her to three years in prison. Detention centre and court officials prohibited her from appealing. Previously in 2002, Ms. Deng was arrested at home and imprisoned at the Banqiao Women's Labour Camp for one year and forced to do hard labour.
  • Renqiu City Court in Hebei Province Repeatedly Postponed Trial of Ms. Li Aihua

    Ms. Li Aihua, a Falun Gong practitioner from Renqiu City, has been detained for more than four months. Ms. Li's case was opened at a session at Renqiu City Court on the morning of April 21st. Many of her family members, relatives and friends were not allowed to attend. In addition, before this date, the court had repeatedly changed the trial time.
  • Ms. Feng Guojun from Jixi City, Heilongjiang Province Imprisoned for Nine Years

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Feng Guojun was arrested on August 17th, 2002 by 610 Office agents (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) and sentenced to eleven years of imprisonment. She has been imprisoned at Heilongjiang Province Women’s Prison since then. Ms. Feng was isolated for brainwashing several times in prison. Former practitioners collaborating with the prison and guards forced her to watch videotapes slandering Falun Gong and its founder. Due to the long-term torture and brainwashing, Ms. Feng lost her will little by little. Desperate to be released, she compromised with them against her will and wrote statements to renounce practising Falun Gong.
  • Ms. Li Songfang Passes Away After Release from Prison in Critical Condition

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Li Songfang was subjected to abuse at the Conghua Prison for Women in Guangdong until she was dying from late stage uterine cancer, renal failure, and gastrorrhagia (haemorrhage from the stomach). The prison notified Ms. Li's family to come and take her home on March 18th, 2011. She passed away on May 3rd. Shortly after the Chinese New Year in February, 2008, Ms. Li Songfang was arrested by the local police and her home was ransacked. The police confiscated some Falun Gong informational materials and over 200 yuan in cash. After three years of abuse and forced brainwashing at the prison, Ms. Li was dying.
  • The Persecution of Ms. Zhang Xue and Her Family

    I am a relative of Zhang Xue. Her mother and I have been neighbours for many years. I do not practise Falun Gong, but I have witnessed Falun Gong's wonders and magnificence manifesting in Zhang Xue's family. I have also witnessed the heinous crimes committed by the police, and the terrible behaviour of communist party officials from Qiguan Village. On January 29th, 2011 Zhang Shengyu, Deputy Party Secretary of Qiguan Village and the Fangxia Police Department broke into Zhang Xue's home and took her away. Previously, in 2005 Zhang Xue was arrested by police and detained in Shandong Province No. 2 Women's Forced Labour Camp for three years.
  • Honest Worker Zhang Yunliu Persecuted Twice in the Same Forced Labour Camp

    Mr. Zhang Yunliu distributed leaflets exposing the persecution of Falun Gong while he was working in Beijing in March 2010. After he was arrested, he was put in a forced labour camp for a term of one-and-a half years. He has been in Hewan Forced Labour Camp in Wuhan City for over a year. Not long ago, messages came from the labour camp saying that he is being cruelly tortured. This is the second time Mr. Zhang has been persecuted in Hewan Forced Labour Camp and the third time he has been detained.
  • Ms. Lu Guiqin, Persecuted in Masanjia Forced Labour Camp, Now Mentally Unwell

    On December 18th, 2010, Ms. Lu Guiqin and two other practitioners were explaining the facts about the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) brutal persecution of Falun Gong in Fuxin City. They were arrested and detained in Xindi Detention Centre. Ten days later Ms. Lu was sent to Masanjia Forced Labour Camp. On March 17th, 2011, Ms. Lu Guiqi was persecuted to the point of mental disorder. Police from the forced labour camp then told her relatives to pick her up. After they arrived, Zhang Huan and others once again demanded that her relatives pay 3,000 yuan for medical treatment and used that as a condition for her release. Ms. Lu Guiqin is still mentally unwell and cannot remember or talk about the persecution she suffered at Masanjia Forced Labour Camp.
  • Mr. Huang Yuxuan in Critical Condition in Litang Prison; His Wife Requests Release for Medical Treatment

    Mr. Huang Yuxuan, a practitioner from Baise City, Guangxi Province, was sentenced to five years in prison in March 2008, and has been imprisoned at Litang Prison for over three years now. He is currently in critical condition. His wife requested the prison authorities release him for medical treatment, but was turned down without any valid reason. She recounts: "On September 7th, 2010, I was shocked when I saw him at the family visitation because I couldn't recognize him. He was in a wheelchair and looked extremely weak—he could hardly pick up the telephone handset. He was clearly struggling and on the verge of death. Two prison doctors stood behind him holding emergency kits in their hands. This made me scared because I couldn't stand to lose my husband."
  • More than Twenty Falun Gong Practitioners from Chengdu City Detained and Subjected to Brainwashing

    Recently, the 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) of Chengdu ordered neighbourhood associations to harass and detain Falun Gong practitioners. At least 20 practitioners have been detained in the past two months. Some of them were directly sent to a brainwashing centre to force them to give up Falun Gong. The whereabouts of the others are unknown. Many more practitioners and their family members have been threatened and harassed.
  • Lawyer Zhu Yubiao Will Be Tried in Guangzhou

    The Tenth Court of the Haizhu District in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, tried lawyer Zhu Yubian on the morning of May 4th. Mr. Zhu has been detained for eight months. He engaged two defence attorneys, one of whom was forced to quit, while the other was detained and released recently. He was the first defence attorney to openly defend Falun Gong practitioners' innocence. He pleaded innocent in court for three practitioners from 2005 to 2006.
  • Senior Elementary School Teacher in Chongqing Persecuted for Ten Years

    On July 30th, 2008, a few days before the Olympic Games in China, police officers arrested 65-year-old Ms. Jiang Dejun on the street. They took her to a detention centre. They ransacked her home and confiscated a set of Falun Gong lecture tapes to use as evidence to sentence her to a year and a half of forced labour. Ms. Jiang was put in Chongqing Municipal Women's Forced Labour Camp. She was forced to do slave labour and undergo brainwashing tactics.
  • Ms. Li Fengxia Dies in Custody After Hiring a Lawyer for Her Brother, Tried for Practising Falun Gong

    On April 28th, 2011, police went to see the school principal of Middle School No. 6 at Jiagedaqi City, Heilongjiang Province. They announced the school's teacher, Ms. Li Fengxia, had died from a “stroke” at noon on that day. Ms. Li Fengxia's brother, Mr. Li Fengfei, was arrested and brutally tortured in March 2010 yet the police found no evidence of criminal activity or of Mr. Li's involvement in Falun Gong. Ms. Li hired a lawyer from Beijing to defend her brother and she was arrested in August 2010 and held until her death in custody.
  • Middle School Teacher Ms. Jia Wenguang Persecuted at Tianjin Women’s Prison

    When Ms. Jia Wenguang was telling people about Falun Gong in the Jinjiangqiao neighbourhood on January 14th, 2010, she was arrested by police. This was the third time she had been arrested without just cause. Ms. Jia was sentenced to five years in prison. The police captains continually pressured her and did everything they could to transform [forcibly renounce Falun Gong] her. Ms. Jia wrote to her family, “Living [here] is 10,000 times harder than dying.”
  • Falun Gong Practitioner Ms. Yang Shumei and Others Hold Hunger Strikes to Protest Imprisonment

    Prior to the National People's Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) on March 2nd, 2011, police broke into Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Yang Shumei’s home and arrested her. Her home was also ransacked. On April 11th, practitioners Yang Shumei, Yu Changli, and Ms. Zhang were detained in the Nongan County Detention Centre. The practitioners held hunger strikes for over forty days to protest the persecution. They have subsequently been tied to beds and injected with unknown drugs six times per day.