Torture, Death Cases, Organ Harvesting

  • Retired Farm Worker Dies after Being Tortured in Heilongjiang Women's Prison

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Zhao Bixu, 66, was arrested for explaining the facts about Falun Gong on August 4th, 2008. She was later sentenced to three and half years in prison and was incarcerated in the Heilongjiang Province Women's Prison. In 2011, she was hospitalised for about seven months in the Heilongjiang Province Women's Prison Hospital. The prison authorities refused to release her. In January 2011, Ms. Zhao was again hospitalised for some time. She died on January 14th, 2012.
  • Yan Yuhua from Nanjing Arrested Again and Her Whereabouts Unknown

    Ms. Yan Yuhua was arrested by police and persecuted in detention centres, labour camps, and prisons due to her refusal to give up her belief in Falun Gong. On November 20th, 2011, she was arrested and sent to the Nanjing Women's Prison. This happened less than one month after she returned home. Her current whereabouts are unknown.
  • Ms. Song Caihong from Xingcheng, Liaoning Province, Again Persecuted to the Brink of Death

    On December 30th, 2011, Ms. Song Caihong was reported to the police for talking to people about Falun Gong. She was arrested and taken to the Huludao Detention Centre that night. In just a few days Ms. Song, who originally weighed about 130 pounds, became emaciated. She was beaten many times by guards because she would not give her name and shouted that “Falun Gong is good!” Ms. Song vomited blood and could not eat at that time. A few days ago, guards brutally beat Ms. Song again. As a result, her kidney was injured and she had symptoms of acute uraemia.
  • My Personal Experience of Being Persecuted for 11 Years

    The communist regime has persecuted me for 11 years, and harmed my family tremendously. After hearing that I was sentenced to nine years, my elderly father could not sleep for two weeks and was constantly afraid of the police. After my release from prison, I met my 20-year-old son at a railway station. We could not recognise each other.
  • Courageously Upholding Their Belief, Young Women in China Endure Severe Persecution

    The persecution suffered by Ms. Zhang Xiaoli and her sister Zhang Yueqi, Ms. Xu Lu, Ms. Wang Yujie and Ms. Hu Miaomiao are but a few examples of many cases of young women subjected to severe persecution simply because they wish to practise Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. These young girls have experienced insult and torture throughout what should be the best time of their lives. They suffered just because they persisted in their belief and clarified the facts about the persecution of Falun Gong. The Chinese Communist regime is persecuting innocent young people and violating the rights of all Chinese citizens.
  • Practitioners Held for One Year before Secret Trial in Jiaonan City Court--Families Not Notified, Lawyers Not Allowed

    From August 23rd to September 1st, 2011, the Jiaonan Court of Shandong Province sentenced Falun Gong practitioners Xing Huaiping, Liu Meiqin, Fu Aixian, Zhang Xiuhua, and Zhang Shuhua during a court session held inside the Qingdao Dashan Detention Centre. The practitioners’ families were not notified and the court rejected the practitioners’ lawyers efforts to represent them at the hearing.
  • Five Practitioners from Jiutai City, Jilin Province Sentenced to Prison

    The Jiutai City Court tried and sentenced five Falun Gong practitioners to prison on December 13th. Before the trial, the court called in many police officers in the Jiutai area, and they were dispatched around the courthouse. During the trial, the judge only asked a couple of simple questions, and then read the verdict in court and hastily ended the trial. Ms. Tan Guohua and Ms. Li Jie were sentenced to three years in prison, Ms. Yong Xian and Ms. Lu Guixia were sentenced to four years, and Ms. Wei Caiyan was sentenced to three and a half years.
  • Mr. Kou Chuangjin from Qingyang City, Gansu Province, Put on Trial

    On November 10th, 2011, Xifeng District Court in Qingyang City, Gansu Province, put Mr. Kou Chuangjin on trial. The trail lasted from 9:00 till 11:00 a.m. Mr. Kou’s daughter cried the entire time. Ever since Mr. Kou has been incarcerated, his family members have been denied the right to visit him. To make matters worse, his wife, Li Ruihua, has had to leave home and become destitute to avoid being arrested by the Xifeng police.
  • Mrs. Zhao Guichun from Chifeng Detained and on Hunger Strike for Several Days

    Falun Gong practitioner Mrs. Zhao Guichun has been forced to become homeless and destitute as a result of persecution by the Chinese Communist Party. On the night of December 7th, she was arrested in her hometown in Laoguandi Town by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) police. On January 9th, from an insider, Mrs. Zhao's family verified that Mrs. Zhao had been on a protest hunger strike for a long time and her current condition was worrying. The guards have all along created a lot of difficulty for her family and have not allow them to visit her.
  • Engineer Mr. Lu Haixing Killed in Jinzhong Prison

    On January 10th, Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Lu Haixing died in Jinzhong Prison at the age of 45. According to the practitioners who have been incarcerated in Jinzhong Prison, the prison authorities deliberately designated inmates who are wicked and merciless to monitor and torture Falun Gong practitioners. The main methods of torture included: 1. brutal brainwashing, monitoring around the clock, verbal abuse, forced labour; 2. solitary confinement, being locked in a strictly managed ward indefinitely, long-term standing or sitting, beatings, deprivation of sleep, shackling and handcuffing.
  • Ms. Wang Huimin Tortured in Liaoning Province Women’s Prison

    Ms. Wang Huimin is a practitioner in Yingkou City, Liaoning Province. After she began practising Falun Gong, her illnesses disappeared and she became very kind and considerate of other people. However, she was arrested in 2004 and sentenced to six years of imprisonment. Guards of Liaoning Province Women’s Prison ordered criminal inmates to torture her. Inmates tie Ms. Wang up with her arms restrained behind her back. She was not given any food and was denied access to a toilet. Two inmates were assigned to watch her 24 hours a day. Guards forced her to sit on a small stool (30 cm x 20 cm) and recite the prison rules. She was abused this way for one month.
  • The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Disregards the Law and Holds Secret Court Session to Sentence a Falun Gong Practitioner

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Liu Fenglan was recently arrested by Chinese Communist Party (CCP) personnel on unwarranted charges. Her family went to the Dongzhou District Procuratorate of Fushun to inquire about her situation on December 27th. Wang Zhi from the Public Prosecution Section told her family by phone: “She was sentenced earlier.” The family asked when the sentence was handed down, on what charges and for how many years, and they were told, “Go ask the court.”
  • After Becoming Healthy Practising Falun Gong, Ms. Yu Kaihong Was Detained in Forced Labour Camps Twice and Is Now in a Detention Centre

    In May 2011, Ms. Yu Kaihong went to Yueyang County to talk to people about Falun Gong. She was arrested by agents from the local 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong). She has been detained for more than eight months. Ms. Yu has been arrested and detained in a forced labour camp twice before.
  • Ms. Jiang Lei Tortured with the “Death Bed” in Liaoning Province Women's Prison

    On April 24th, 2008, police arrested 40 Falun Gong practitioners, including Ms. Jiang Lei. The police also ransacked Ms. Jiang's home and took away a desktop computer, laptop, printer, mobile phone, and other property. Ms. Jiang was taken to the Huanren Detention Centre. Later on, she was sentenced to five years in prison and sent to Shenyang Women's Prison. The guards handcuffed Ms. Jiang's hands and feet to a metal bed, separately. This is called the “death bed” torture. As a result, she developed tuberculosis and heart problems.
  • Ms. Song Caihong Dies after Severe Beatings in Detention

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Song Caihong was reported while handing out calendars that contained information exposing the persecution and was arrested by police and severely beaten. She died on January 15th at the age of 41. Prior to this latest experience of persecution, Ms. Song was subjected to brutal torture in Masanjia Forced Labour Camp for three years. She was later sentenced to five years in prison at the Liaoning Province Women's Prison.