Kidnapping

  • More on Kidnapping of Cao Dong after His Meeting with European Parliament Vice-President Edward McMillan-Scott

    On May 21st, Cao Dong met with Edward McMillan-Scott, Vice-President of the European Parliament, who was in China to investigate first hand the human rights situation there. Cao Dong disappeared shortly after the meeting. He was arrested by the authorities and his whereabouts remain unknown. On May 26th, 2006, six people from the National Security Bureau opened the door of Mr. Cao Dong's home with a master key and arrested practitioner Gao Fengqiang who was staying there and ransacked the property
  • Open Letter: Please Help Rescue My Wife Wang Xiaoyan

    On May 27th, officers from the Chunhai Police Department arrested my wife as she left home for work. Officers had been waiting outside the building. They broke into my wife's residence and took a computer, two printers, Falun Gong books and leaflets exposing the persecution my wife had made. She was sent to Yaojia Detention Centre.
  • Falun Gong Practitioner Missing After Meeting With VP of European Parliament

    One of the two Falun Dafa practitioners, Mr. Cao Dong, 36, who met with Mr. Edward McMillan-Scott, Vice President of the European Parliament, on May 21st, 2006 in Beijing, is missing. It is believed he has been arrested by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) regime. Although Cao Dong has been married for many years, the couple has been together for only a few weeks because of the persecution of Falun Gong by the CCP.
  • Falun Dafa Practitioners Missing after Meeting EU Vice President

    After participating in the "Future of China" forum held on May 27th, 2006, in Hong Kong, the vice president of the European Parliament Mr. Edward McMillan-Scott called the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) government to ensure that two Falun Gong practitioners return home safely, as contact was lost right after the meeting in China. One of the Falun Gong practitioners, Mr. Cao Dong, was missing right after their meeting, and it was reported that he had been arrested by the Chinese regime.
  • We Will Live Tenaciously and Wait for the Day My Younger Brother Returns

    My younger brother holds a Master's degree in medicine. He is 30 years old. He has always been a good student. He won several awards in different Olympic Maths and Physics Contests. He published articles in Hong Kong journals. His professor was very proud of him. Many other professors respected him as well. However, because he practises Falun Gong, they persecuted him. He lost his job and had to leave his home. He has yet to return.
  • Practitioner Ms. Yuan Zheng Missing, Taken to "Undisclosed Location"

    Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Yuan Zheng is about 38 to 39 years old. In September 2001, she was arrested while explaining the true situation of Falun Dafa in public. She was detained at Zhuhai City Detention Centre No. 2. Ms. Yuan did not give her name. Therefore, the guards recorded her as "no name" on the chart. In June 2002, Yuan Zheng was taken to an undisclosed location. No one has heard of her since. I worry deeply about Ms. Yuan Zhen, who disappeared many years ago, since hearing the horrible news concerning the Shenyang Sujiatun secret concentration camp, where they harvested organs from living Falun Gong practitioners and sold them for transplants.
  • Falun Dafa Practitioner Zhou Chuanzhong and Family, and Other Practitioners Arrested by Police

    Falun Dafa practitioner Zhou Chuanzhong and his family were forced to live away from their home as a result of the persecution. On the morning of February 25th, 2006, about a dozen vehicles from the Yanjiao Police Department and the 610 Office suddenly surrounded the temporary home of Mr. Zhou. The police arrested Zhou Chuanzhong, Wang Shuhua, and their son. Without presenting any documents, they ransacked the house and confiscated a computer, a copy machine, Falun Dafa books, and other things. It was said that the police officers drove away with several cars full of property.
  • The Arrest of Rape Victim Liu Jizhi and Her Daughter by Police from Beijing National Security and Hebei Public Security Bureau

    Around 11:00 a.m. on March 7th, 2006, Beijing police officers in two police cars with over ten policemen to arrest practitioner Ms. Liu Jizhi, who was raped last year in police custody, and her 19-year-old daughter Wei Meiling. After Ms. Liu Jizhi bravely exposed the rape that occurred on November 25th, 2005 in police custody the Chinese Communist regime delayed the trial of policeman He Xuejian, who committed the rape, and tried to sweep the crime under the table. They offered a reward for the arrest of Liu Jizhi.
  • Persecution Escalates in Guangdong Province

    On September 12th, a dozen officers from the Meihua Street Police Station in Guangzhou City broke into practitioner Shi Lei's home and took him away, saying they wanted to "summon [Shi Lei] and obtain some information." When Shi Lei's wife asked them to present the arrest warrant, the police only flashed a slip of paper that read, "Using x cult to disrupt implementation of the law." When Shi Lei was taken downstairs people heard Shi Lei shouting, "Help! The police are abducting and beating me!"
  • First-hand Accounts of the September 23rd Large-scale Arrests of Practitioners in Daqing City (Photos) Part 2

    When Mr. Zheng Hongjun was arrested, he was pushed into the police car barefoot in only his underwear. His sister and brother tried to stop the arrest, but were attacked by the police. His father, in his 60s, was so scared he fell onto a bed, pale faced with terror. Mr. Zheng's 65-year-old mother, who had never had heart problems, developed an irregular heartbeat due to the arrest. Zheng Hongjun's daughter, who has been disabled and bedridden for ten years and cannot speak clearly, was threatened to the point of crying and almost fell onto the floor from her bed. Now Mr. Zheng has been detained at the Longfeng Detention Centre for over 20 days.
  • Mr. Wei Haiwu and His Family Endure Immense Suffering While Seeking His Release from Illegal Detention

    Wei Haiwu and his wife Yin Fengqin have suffered brutal persecution for practising Falun Gong, including having their home searched and their phone tapped, detentions with extended terms, illegal fines, brainwashing, threats and other atrocities. In July 2002 Mr. Wei Haiwu was sentenced to two years of forced labour. His wife Yin Fengqin has been sent to the same labour camp twice: once in April 2001 and again in May 2003. On the morning of August 7th, 2005, Wei Haiwu was arrested once again in Baoding City while at work.
  • First-hand Accounts of the September 23 Large-scale Arrests of Practitioners in Daqing City (Part 1)

    Twenty-seven practitioners were arrested and their homes searched. After more than a month, the local media has not said one word about the incident. Arrested practitioners, however, are still detained. Except for a few relatives of practitioners and a few witnesses, most citizens, and even some relatives of the arrested practitioners, do not know of these arrests. Practitioners risk much spreading flyers to expose the illegal persecution, but flyers posted in public places have been quickly damaged by people hired by the government.
  • The Persecution of Falun Gong Practitioners Ms. Guo Meijie and Mr. Cheng Ming of Inner Mongolia

    On August 9th, 2005, Falun Gong practitioners Ms. Guo Meijie and Mr. Cheng Ming, were arrested by more than 30 policemen from the local police station. They were imprisoned in the Patrols Police Group for four days. Over those four days, the police brutally tortured them. They were seriously beaten, tied to a chair to be shocked with high-voltage electricity, and deprived of sleep for days. The police took turns monitoring them. If their eyes closed even a bit, they were beaten on the head with a post. Many police officers tried to deceive them by saying that they also practised Falun Gong. The officers not only bombarded them with brainwashing information but also harassed and threatened them.
  • The CCP Intensifies Persecution of Falun Gong Practitioners in Chongqing during the Fifth Asia-Pacific Cities Summit

    Days before the Fifth Asia-Pacific Cities Summit was to be held in Chongqing, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) "cracked down" on people who might have protested during the event. The CCP regularly monitors and arrests Chinese citizens during important events or sensitive dates. In preparation for the summit, Chongqing Special Steel Company workers who have been laid off without compensation and Falun Gong practitioners, particularly practitioners who have been detained, persecuted and forced into brainwashing sessions, were followed and supervised 24 hours a day.
  • The Longsha Police Branch in Qiqihar Arrested Nearly 100 Falun Gong Practitioners in March 2005

    At the beginning of March, two female Falun Gong practitioners were distributing leaflets exposing the persecution. The surveillance camera caught them. The police followed them and then started large-scale arrests. The police then subjected every arrested Falun Gong practitioner to strappado and many other forms of torture. [Note: The strappado is a form of torture in which a victim is suspended in the air by means of a rope attached to his hands which are tied behind his back.] Those Falun Gong practitioners who suffered this torture lost the ability to look after themselves.