Kidnapping

  • Qingdao Police Break into Ms. Cui Luning's Home and Ransack it (Photos)

    On September 22nd, a group of policemen arrested the 33-year-old Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Cui at her workplace.They then went to her home, ransacked it and removed many items of value. The police used Cui's mobile phone to send out short messages: "Cui in trouble. Please come to her home immediately. Details later." Their apparent intention was to lure other practitioners to come over and then arrest them.
  • Police Arrest Dafa Practitioners from Xiadingjia Town, Break into Their Homes and Confiscate Their Belongings

    Village officials broke into 76-year-old Dafa practitioner, Ms. Guo Fuxiang's house, ransacked it, arrested and brutally beat her. One official smashed a Falun Dafa book hard over her head and she fell unconscious to the floor. Her body was covered with dark purple bruises, and she suffered unbearable pain. After six hours of torture, she was finally released.
  • Falun Gong Practitioner Ms. Ma Xueqing from Dalian City Arrested for the Seventh Time

    On the morning of July 28th 2005, the police followed 36-year-old Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Ma Xueqing and arrested her once again on her way to work. Later, they searched her home. Currently Ms. Ma is being detained at the Yaojia Detention Centre in Dalian City. This is the seventh time that Ms. Ma has been arrested and the fourth time her home has been ransacked. Because she has been practising "Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance" for the past six years, Ma Xueqing has been repeatedly persecuted. The authorities have detained her for a total of 137 days. They searched her office twice and they extorted 7,000 yuan from her.
  • Zhaoyuan City "610 Office" Abducts High School Student, Sends Her to a Brainwashing Centre

    On August 12th 2005, officials of the "610 Office" abducted 16-year-old Ms Sun Yanpei from her class in high school and confined her in a brainwashing centre just because she practises Falun Gong. Her father has been detained at the Shandong Province Prison while her mother has been forced to live in away from home for the past four years, leaving young Sun Yanpei at home by herself. Because of her illegal abduction, confinement, and attempts to shake her belief, Sun Yanpei is protesting with a hunger strike that has already lasted for several days. She is in dire need of urgent rescue.
  • Ms. Yang Lijuan Disappears After Being Arrested by Jilin Provincial National Security Police

    Ms. Yang Lijuan is 50 years old. After the persecution of Falun Gong began in July 1999, she went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong. She was arrested and held in a detention centre, where she experienced horrific torture because she refused to identify herself. She was exposed to the freezing winter temperatures without a coat, and a police officer tortured her, using an electric baton to shock her all over her body. Fortunately, she was able to walk out of the detention centre. At about 7:00 a.m. on August 24th 2005, four Jilin City police officers broke into Ms. Yang Lijuan's home, confiscated her personal belongings, and took her away. Her current whereabouts are unknown.
  • More than Ten Dafa Practitioners from Hefei, Anhui Province Were Arrested and Persecuted - Some of Their Lives Are in Danger

    According to the reports that we have received so far, many practitioners have said that in the closed brainwashing sessions the police beat, cursed and threatened them, and deprived them of sleep. The police also isolated them from the outside world, not permitting anyone to visit. They use all kinds of torture methods to persecute them. For over ten days, more than 10 Dafa practitioners have been protesting their treatment by conducting a hunger strike. In response to this protest the police have started to torture them by force-feeding them.
  • Chinese Student in Switzerland Appeals for the Rescue of his Illegally Imprisoned Mother in China

    My name is Wang Xiaoyang and I am a Chinese student studying in Switzerland. I have three close relatives in China: my eighty-four-year old grandmother, my sixty-year old father who has not been well, and my fifty-four-year old mother. My mother is a Falun Gong practitioner and is the centre of the family, who provides both financial and spiritual support. They are ordinary law-abiding citizens whose only desire is to live a peaceful life.
  • Urgent Appeal on Behalf of Ten Practitioners Who Have Been Arrested for Rescuing Ms. Gao Rongrong

    Ms. Ma Lianxiao, a 59-year-old employee of the Liaoning Province Construction Academy of Science, benefited physically and mentally from practising Falun Gong. She was arrested in July 2003 and sentenced to eight years in prison. She was released only when she was close to death due to torture. After being subjected to torture several times, she was severely injured. She often felt lightheaded, her entire body trembled, and she could not walk steadily. In March, she was again arrested and taken to Masanjia Forced Labour Camp. Shortly afterwards it was discovered that she was no longer in Masanjia. When concerned people made inquiries, Masanjia authorities told them, "She was sent home already." Everyone looked for her everywhere, but no one could not locate her. Ms. Ma Lianxiao's whereabouts remain unknown.
  • Over Twenty Policemen Break into a Practitioner's Home and Injure All Six Family Members

    At around 8:20 p.m. on June 9, 2005, over twenty people from the Public Security Bureau arrived in three police vans to Shi Sanchun's home. Wearing plain clothes and with police batons in hand, they broke into his home. Seven to eight police officers cornered Shi Sanchun and beat him. Shi shouted, "Why you are you arresting me?" Shi Sanchun was suffocating. His face became pale and he could not speak. His hands were twisted behind his back. The police ruthlessly kicked him. He was only wearing shorts at the time. He sustained injuries and was bleeding all over. At that point a group of vicious thugs still forcefully dragged him into their van. All five of his family members were injured during the arrest.
  • "610 Office" Personnel in Meizhou City Arrest Dafa Practitioners

    At midnight on May 23, 2005, officials from the "610 Office" of Meizhou City, Guangdong Province broke into the home of practitioner Mr. Zeng Qinglin (who is over sixty years old). They ransacked his home and abducted him and his wife. Recently "610 Office" officials and police arrested many more practitioners. One time police went to a practitioner's home and asked him if Falun Dafa is good or not. If the answer was no, he would be released. Otherwise, he would be taken to a brainwashing class.
  • Two Falun Dafa Practitioners from Shenyang and Dalian Are Missing

    Ms. Zhao Lixuan is 34 years old from Shenyang City. The police sent her to the "Legal Training Class" in Longshan Forced Labour Camp, Shenyang City, even though she was still breast-feeding her son. Due to the torture, Zhao Lixuan became extremely frail. With the promise of her family members to watch her closely, she was released in mid-September 2000. On the afternoon of October 19, her mother was talking with neighbours. When her mother turned around, she could not find Zhao Lixuan. Ms. Zhao's whereabouts are still unknown.
  • The Police in Yinchuan City Set a Trap for Falun Gong Practitioners

    On May 14, 2005, Yinchuan City Police Department members held an exhibition to slander Falun Dafa. Many practitioners who had learned about the propaganda arrived at the exhibition. Plainclothes police used the phony excuse of "someone reported you" to forcibly check practitioner Ms. Zhang Wenjuan's bag, and arrested her and another practitioner. Then, the police searched Ms. Zhang's home and took away many leaflets exposing the persecution and Video CDs of The Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party.
  • Dutch Falun Gong Practitioner Kidnapped in China

    Peter Valk, a 28-year-old Dutch man from Woerden, was kidnapped from his hotel room by 15 Chinese secret agents in the night of the 24th to the 25th of May. He was forced into a car with his head between his knees under a blanket and taken to the local ‘6-10 Office’. After two and a half days of detention, he was put on a plane to Thailand on the 28th of May and told he is prohibited from entering China for the next five years. The only reason for his arrest is that Peter practises Falun Gong, a meditation practice for mind and body.
  • "610 Office" Collaborates With Police to Persecute Practitioners, Terrorising an Elderly Grandmother and Her Grandson in Jiamusi City

    In April 2002, "610 Office" officials in Jiamusi City came up with a sinister plan to persecute Falun Dafa practitioners. Five of them ended up arresting a group of practitioners, including an elderly lady of 80 and a child of just 2 years old. The child was panic-stricken when he saw so many policemen shouting demands at his grandmother. He hugged his grandmother's neck and buried his head deeply, not daring to look up again. The policemen struggled to prise the child away from his grandmother and eventually they were separated, with the poor child howling and crying.
  • Circumstances Surrounding the Disappearance of Several Falun Dafa Practitioners

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Yu Chunhua, 50, was resident in Shandong Province. In September 2000 she walked for 19 days to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong. When she reached Beijing, she was forcibly taken back to her hometown by the police and unjustly detained for two weeks. She was then released. She was again arrested on her way to Beijing to appeal shortly after and viciously tortured. On her third attempt to appeal she left home on January 17, 2001, and to this day she has not returned, and her whereabouts are unknown.