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  • Two Women Practitioners from Yuzhou City, Henan Province, Sentenced

    Two Falun Gong practitioners from Yuzhou City, Henan Province, 49-year-old Ms. Li Qiaocun and 59-year-old Ms. Li Meirong, were sentenced to four years and five years of imprisonment, respectively. Both practitioners have appealed. Ms. Li Qiaocun and Ms. Li Meirong were arrested on the morning of July 26th, 2011, as they posted information about Falun Gong and the persecution on utility poles along the roadside in Yuzhou City. Police officers took them to the Yuzhou City Detention Centre.
  • Engineer Mr. Zhang Yulong Abused in a Mental Hospital for Over Ten Years

    Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Zhang Yulong has been held in the Nanjing Brain Hospital (a mental hospital) for over ten years. It has been reported that Mr. Zhang is being forced to take medication and receive injections every day. He has been greatly harmed both physically and mentally. He has become delirious and can no longer take care of himself. Mr. Zhang was held in Fangqiang Forced Labour Camp in 2000 and 2001. Inmates hit Mr. Zhang in the face with shoes. Mr. Zhang’s head, face, nose, and mouth became swollen and disfigured.
  • Ms. Zhang Guifang Sentenced to Prison

    Daqing City Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Zhang Guifang, in her 60s, was sentenced to three years in prison at the end of 2011. In February 2011, Ms. Zhang Guifang and Ms. Yang Zhanli were out walking when two cars drove up from behind and blocked their way. Six men jumped out of the cars, grabbed the two elderly women, and dragged them toward the cars and took them to the Ranghulu Police Sub-Bureau, where they claimed that someone had reported them. They searched the women and found Falun Gong DVDs and brochures. Ms. Zhang was taken to the Harbin Women's Prison on January 13th, 2012, and is currently in the prison hospital.
  • “Experts” Employed to Train Prison Guards on Torture Methods at Yinchuan Prison in Ningxia Autonomous Region

    Yinchuan Prison is one of the facilities that assists the 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) in the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in Ningxia. From July 20th, 1999 onward, nearly 100 practitioners have been detained in the prison and persecuted for long periods of time using sinister methods. The prison even employed so-called “experts” to train prison guards on how to torture practitioners. Torture methods used at the prison have included being hung up by the handcuffs, the “big hang-up”, being shocked with electric batons, being bound with rope, having to lean one's head against a wall, “tiger bench”. The prison also forced practitioners to watch videos that slander Falun Gong.
  • Firsthand Account: Ma Yingquan Tortured in Hegang City Brainwashing Centre

    Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Ma Yingquan was arrested on August 20th, 2011, by the local police and taken to a brainwashing centre, where he was brutally beaten and tortured. He recounts: "Zhang Zilong brought in an electric baton and told Zhao Jiabin to handcuff me behind my back. They shocked me for a long time while I was restrained and powerless. I could not move at all. I screamed because of the pain. They took off my clothes and started to shock me with the electric baton all over my body, including my inner thighs, genitals, belly, ears, most of my head, face, upper and lower lips, and throat. They especially shocked those areas of my body where the flesh is sensitive. They tortured me this way for a long time."
  • Sixty-year-old Ms. Huang Yonggui Dies after Years of Persecution

    Ms. Huang Yonggui, a sixty-year-old Falun Gong practitioner from Chongqing, passed away as result of years of continuous persecution on the night of January 25th, 2012. Her death was a direct result of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) policy of “ruin their reputation, bankrupt them financially and destroy them physically.” The CCP started to directly persecute Huang Yonggui in December 2001. was detained in a brainwashing centre for one year and nine months. Guards continuously verbally abused and beat her. She was forced to stand on a small wooden bench, less than 12 inches long, for ten days and nights, enduring verbal abuse and bamboo whips.
  • Mr. Wei Changfeng Still Imprisoned After More than Eight Years for Broadcasting Programmes Exposing the Persecution of Falun Gong

    In 2003, three Falun Gong practitioners, including Mr. Wei Changfeng, successfully broadcast more than 40 minutes of video programmes exposing the persecution of Falun Gong by tapping into a television network in Nehe City, Heilongjiang Province. All police officers participated in the large-scale round-up of local Falun Gong practitioners, who were then subjected to ruthless beatings, detention, extortion and other means of persecution. Mr. Wei was arrested and given 13 years of imprisonment. During his interrogation Mr. Wei was placed on the “tiger bench,” hung up, shocked with electric batons, and mercilessly beaten and subjected to other methods of torture.
  • Farmer Ms. Liu Xiuqing Held in a Forced Labour Camp in Dagang, Tianjin

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Liu Xiuqing was arrested on January 11th, 2012, by local police as she distributed New Year's pictures bearing messages about Falun Gong in the neighbouring village. She was later sentenced to forced labour and taken to the Banqiao Forced Labour Camp. On the same day Ms. Liu was arrested, police officers ransacked her home without a warrant. They took brochures exposing the persecution of Falun Gong and other personal belongings. They also questioned her husband, demanding to know when she started practising Falun Gong, where the materials came from, and the names of the people she frequently had contact with, in an attempt to fabricate charges against her.
  • Three Falun Gong Practitioners from Xiangtan Have Been Imprisoned for Many Years, Their Terms Expire Soon

    Three Xiangtan area Falun Gong practitioners—Mr. Lu Songming, Mr. Liu Chunquan and Mr. Zhang Junjie—were each sentenced, Mr. Lu to five years, Mr. Liu to ten years, and Mr. Zhang to four years of imprisonment. Mr. Lu and Mr. Zhang have been held in Jinshi Prison, and Mr. Liu in Wuling Prison in Changde. Mr. Lu and Mr. Liu’s terms expire in early February 2012, and Mr. Zhang’s term expires in mid March. Previously, Mr. Liu was imprisoned in Chishan Prison in 2004. He was tied up and shocked with electric batons and later hung up. Mr. Liu held a two-week hunger strike to protest the gross abuse and mistreatment. He was force-fed daily and was shackled to a bed in a spread-eagle position for two weeks.
  • Exposing the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) Evil Nature Through One Woman’s 12 Years of Persecution

    Simply because she practises Falun Gong and tries to be a good person, Ms. Jiang Lanying has been arrested by communist regime agents many times. She was first detained in a forced labour camp for two years. The second time she was sentenced to five years in prison, and the third time she was detained in a labour camp for more than two years. During these twelve-and-a-half years from 1999 to 2012, Ms. Jiang spent a total of nine years detained in either a brainwashing centre, a detention centre, a prison, or a forced labour camp. During the remaining two years, she was monitored and harassed. She is 46 years old this year, and she earns barely enough to sustain herself and her elderly mother.
  • Ms. He Qiuling, 54, from Xian Arrested, Her Mother Kicked While Visiting Her

    When Ms. He Qiuling went to a village to explain the facts about Falun Gong, a Chinese Communist Party (CCP) staff member reported her to the police, and she was arrested and taken to a brainwashing centre in June 2011. Ms. He's elderly mother, who is in her 70s, went to visit her daughter. A group of people surrounded her. The director searched her body, then kicked her to the ground. Ms. He’s mother was very distressed. Ms. He was subsequently sent to the Shaanxi Women's Forced Labour Camp.
  • Older Falun Gong Practitioner Dr. Liu Deqing Dies from Torture in Heilongjiang Women's Prison

    Ms. Liu Deqing, about 60, a doctor at the Hailun Health Hospital, was persecuted in Heilongjiang Province Women's Prison for more than two years because she practised Falun Gong. Her belly and entire body were swollen as a result of torture and abuse suffered in detention. Because the prison didn't want to take responsibility for her condition, she was sent back to Hailun City on February 1st, 2011. Ms. Liu could not recover her health, and she died on November 27th.
  • Ms. Dai Qiongxian's Account of Persecution in Yunnan No. 2 Women's Prison

    On August 26th, 2008, Ms. Dai Qiongxian was arrested by Chinese Communist Party (CCP) authorities while she was handing out Shen Yun performance DVDs that showed the beauty of traditional Chinese culture, which has been systematically destroyed by the ruling communist regime over the past 60 years. On March 4th, 2009, Ms. Dai was put on trial without her family being notified. She was sentenced to three years in prison. Since then, she has endured brutal persecution in the Ninth Prison District of Yunnan No. 2 Women's Prison. Prior to the 2008 arrest and subsequent sentencing, Ms. Dai was arrested in 2000 and sentenced to forced labour and was brutally treated in Yunnan Women's Forced Labour Camp.
  • Outstanding Teacher Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison

    Ms. Wu Jinling is an outstanding teacher from Taigu County No. 2 Middle School. She is also the director of the Mental Health Education Centre and a licensed psychologist. Her outstanding performance in her job won her numerous awards and excellent reviews from students and parents. However, because she practises Falun Gong the vice principle of the school held Ms. Wu until 2 a.m. on June 16th, 2010. She was suspended from teaching. On January 30th, 2011, police raided Ms. Wu's home and arrested her. Ms. Wu was sentenced to ten years and is being held in the Shanxi Woman's Prison.
  • Three Falun Gong Practitioners Face Trial After Six-month Detention

    Falun Gong practitioners Yao Juying, Tang Renya, and Gao Yuzhen, were arrested by police on June 30th, 2011, and have been detained since. Ms. Yao is currently being detained in the Baoshan District Detention Centre. When Ms. Yao's lawyer visited her in the detention centre, Yang Feiyue threatened the lawyer to give up the case and called his efforts useless. Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Tang Renya, in his 60s, was previously tortured in prison for practising Falun Gong.