Kidnapping

  • A German Student Urgently Appeals to Rescue her Mother who was Kidnapped in Beijing

    On 5th April 2005, the Falun Gong Information Centre received an SOS letter from Liu Fang. She wrote in her letter that her mother, Ms. Liu Yawen was arrested on Thursday 31st March by the local police in Beijing when distributing Falun Gong Video-CDs and her whereabouts is unknown. Afterwards, the street committee Members and the local police came and searched Liu’s home together. Because Ms Liu Yawen lives by herself, Liu Fang could only find out about her mother’s welfare through friends and family, but they have been unsuccessful and couldn’t get through the information blockade.
  • The Persecution of Ms. Zhao Fengxian and Her Family

    On November 19, 2004, about a dozen people barged into the home of Ms Zhao Fengxian, a Falun Dafa practitioner from Hebei Province. Police officers took away 2 computers, 3 mobile phones, as well as 3,600 yuan in cash. They handcuffed Ms. Zhao and her daughter, her younger son and his fiancee and forced them into a van, not giving them time to put on something proper. The police also imposed a fine of 10,000 yuan on her son's workplace for having employed someone that was involved with Falun Gong.
  • 610 Office Behind the Torture Death of a 60-year-old Practitioner and the Arrest of Many Others

    On the evening of December 27, 2004, agents of the 610 Office in Xiamen City, Fujian Province and local police officers arrested several dozen Falun Dafa practitioners. A 60-year-old female practitioner, whose last name was Gu, was tortured to death that night; the details are still being investigated. They also confiscated practitioners' Falun Dafa books and truth-clarification materials, home computers, printers and recording machines
  • Shanghai Promotes Police Who Capture Falun Dafa Practitioners

    As people in the Community Office and the Association of Local Citizens in Baoshan (Shanghai) disclosed, "The 'higher authorities, in order to spur people to catch Falun Gong practitioners, declared that anyone can get a promotion to one salary-grade higher and get a reward of five thousand to twenty thousand yuan if he captures a Falun Gong practitioner. As far as we know, Shanghai police once offered a reward of only fifty thousand yuan for the capture of a serious killer." In a subdivision of Yangpu District, a large sign was even erected saying "let Falun Gong have no place to stand."
  • Hong Kong Practitioner: Shanghai Police Abducted My Mother For Telling People the Truth about the Persecution

    I am a practitioner from Hong Kong. My mother Zhu Wenxian is also a Falun Gong practitioner. On November 9, 2004, my mother was talking to people about the true situation of Falun Gong in a market in Shanghai when the Shanghai police abducted her. This is not the first time the police have abducted her. She is still being detained.
  • Practitioner Ms Liang Qizhen from Liaoning Province Abducted and Taken to Masanjia - Father Passes Away in Anguish

    Ms Liang Qizhen, 48, was sentenced to three years of imprisonment in Masanjia Forced Labour Camp due to explaining the facts about Falun Gong. On the ninth day after she was arrested, Liang Qizhen's father could not endure the blow caused by the news of his daughter's imprisonment, and he passed away in despair. Liang Qizhen's sister is heartbroken. Her elder sister is unlawfully imprisoned, her father is dead, her young nephew still needs nurturing, and her elderly mother needs to be looked after.
  • Mother Tortured, Police Send Homeless Child to Orphanage

    Yu Yaojin is a 48-year-old mother from Heilongjiang Province. She was arrested by police because she practised Falun Gong and sent to Wanjia Forced Labour Camp. As a result, the police sent her four-year-old daughter to an orphanage. During her detention Yu underwent severe torture and ended up with heart problems; yet she pined to see her daughter. Because of her determination, the labour camp allowed her to visit the orphanage. Sadly, the little girl had been so traumatized by her mother's sudden arrest and suffered such separation anxiety that she was no longer able to recognize her mother.
  • A Practitioner and Her Family Endure Five Years of Persecution

    Two police claiming to be responsible for the security in my area also came to visit. One of them kept telling me: Why are you practising Falun Gong? Why not practise something else? While he was talking, he kept searching my household. I realized I would be arrested when I saw that the road we were taking wasn't the way to my office. They took me to the Third Affiliated Hospital (a mental hospital) of Beijing Medical School. I tried to escape, but they guarded all the car doors. Four men (two police, my colleague and my husband) each took hold of my limbs and carried me into the hospital hallway. I struggled to try to free myself. I cried out: "I am a Falun Gong practitioner. I am not a mental patient."
  • Police Arrest and Persecute 60 Year Old Woman

    "The local head of the "610" office dispatched over 20 policemen to surround and break into my house. When they tried to take me away my four-year-old grandson became afraid and started to cry. My husband pulled my grandson out of the way, while 5 or 6 policemen were dragging me, an elderly woman, like a lifeless body into their car. They took me to the local station and kept my persecution a secret."
  • Death of Hebei Province Dafa Practitioner Mr. Ma Changbin in 2001 and Arrest of His Wife

    Mr. Ma Changbin, 57 years old, was a retired worker who lived in Tangshan City, Hebei Province. He was illegally incarcerated in October 2000, and was released in February 2001. During the incarceration he was physically tortured and mentally tormented. Medical intervention failed to cure him and he died in May 2001. In May 2004, people from the "610 Office" arrested Ma Changbin's wife, Xu Ruilan, from home and sent her to the Kaiping Forced Labour Camp without following any legal proceedings.
  • Ministry of Public Security Plots Large-scale Secret Arrests of Practitioners

    It has been learned that since July 20, the Ministry of Public Security has been plotting a new plan to mass-arrest Falun Gong practitioners nationwide. The arrests, however, are intended to be done in secret without publicizing the events as usual. In Anshan City, Liaoning Province, local authorities have been following practitioners, and have conducted secret arrests of anyone who practises Falun Gong. So far, over thirty practitioners have been arrested.
  • Family Protests "610 Office's" Abduction of Northwest Industry University Professor Ms. Xing Wenzhen

    On the morning of April 8, a man from the Public Security Department of Northwest Industry University called Professor Xing Wenzhen to say that someone wanted to talk to her. Xing Wenzhen, therefore, went to the University, bringing with her documents and awards issued by various departments of the national government. She has not been heard from since.
  • Pregnant Falun Gong Practitioner Wang Guijin Arrested and Separated from Husband and 4 Year Old Child

    At the end of February 2004, perpetrators abducted a whole family of practitioners in Zhoukou City, Henan province. Mr. Song Zhenlin, his wife Ms. Wang Guijin, and their 4-year-old child were all taken away. The wife was released after it was realized she was pregnant. A while later, police detained the pregnant Wang Guijin again, openly violating the nation's law.
  • Details of At Least 60 Practitioners in the Shijiazhuang Area Arrested Over the Past Six Months

    Since the beginning of 2004, persecutors in Shijiazhuang City, Hebei province, have escalated their persecution of Dafa practitioners. The persecutors include the "610 Office" of Shijiazhuang City and surrounding counties and towns, Political and Security Subsections, all police sub-departments within Shijiazhuang City and public security bureaus, procuratorial bureaus and people's courts of the nearby towns and counties. They trail practitioners, appoint people to keep practitioners' homes under surveillance and arrest them. Over 60 Dafa practitioners were arrested, of which 2 were sentenced to jail terms, and several others were sent to forced labour camps.
  • Police Brutality in Jinan City: Falun Gong Practitioner Ms. Guo Piling Suffers Three Severed Tendons in Her Hand While being Arrested

    On March 3, 2004, several Falun Dafa practitioners in Shandong Province were reported to the police while distributing truth-clarifying materials and posting Falun Gong posters. About eight policemen came to arrest five female Falun Dafa practitioners. Dafa practitioner Ms. Guo Piling, refused to cooperate during the unlawful arrest. Four policemen seized her arms and legs and forcibly pushed her into the backseat of a police car. When the police slammed the door shut, the door hit and injured Ms. Guo's hand.