Persecution Throughout Society

  • Falun Dafa Practitioner Bian Fusheng Dies After Suffering Persecution for Several Years

    Since the evil regime started suppressing Falun Gong on July 20th 1999, Bian Fusheng, a Falun Dafa practitioner from Acheng City, Heilongjiang Province, and his whole family suffered ongoing persecution just because they practised "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance." Seven family members were once illegally sent to forced labour camps or prison. His daughter Bian Yaping was arrested many times and illegally sent to a labour camp for two years. Later, she was sentenced to five years in prison for distributing leaflets. Ms. Bian is still imprisoned at the Heilongjiang Provincial Women's Prison.
  • An Account about the Staged Self-Immolation Event in Tiananmen Square by a Neighbour of Victim Ms. Liu Chunling

    On May 12th 2006, I went to Kaifeng City, Henan Province for a business negotiation. My business partner was a woman, and we talked freely. After a little while, I switched our topic and told her about Falun Gong. When I mentioned the staged self-immolation event in Tiananmen Square, unexpectedly, my business partner told me that she was a next-door neighbour of Ms. Liu Chunling, one of the victims of the event who died of a fatal blow to the head from a policeman. She then told me many things about Ms. Liu Chunling.
  • 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.
  • Employees of the Children's Art School of the Hunan Province Department of Culture Are Forced to Defame Falun Gong

    February 21, 2005 was the starting date for a new term at the Children's Art School of the Hunan Province Department of Culture. Just one week later, the young students in the No. 4 Calligraphy and Painting class were surprised to find that their very popular teacher, Ms. Gong Xianghui, had disappeared. Their teacher, Ms. Gong, is a Falun Gong practitioner. The school administration fired her because she refused to sign the so-called "safety responsibility letter," which contained statements that defamed Falun Gong.
  • High School Affiliated with Chongqing University Uses Slanderous Article to Poison the Minds of Children

    On January 19 2005, right before the winter break, the high school affiliated with Chongqing University gave every student a short article slandering Falun Gong as homework over the break. The students were told to transcribe the entire article and encouraged to enter writing contests by writing similar articles. Students who did not complete the homework would not be allowed to attend school the following term. This approach used to poison the minds of children made many people very upset.
  • A 13-Year-Old Girl's Heartbreaking Story: Interview With Li Ying, Daughter of Ms. Chen Shulan

    Li Ying, 13 years old, is the daughter of Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Chen Shulan from Zhangjiakou City, Hebei Province. Li Ying's mother, grandfather and grandmother are being illegally detained for practising Falun Gong. Her two uncles and one aunt died from the persecution. Two years ago, the Changping County 610 Office put Li Ying into a nursing home. For the last two years she has been the only child living there. Moreover, while she is in the nursing home she has no personal freedom.
  • Understanding the Persecution Through the "Educational System Reform" in Harbin City

    The reform of the education system in Harbin City began last year. All teachers, permanent or temporary, with achievements or not, as long as they clearly made a declaration to keep in line with the political ideology of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party, could then sign the contract prepared by the school authorities. The contract would then be legally notarised and guarantee that one would not be laid off for three years. The majority of people did not even read the contract before signing it, including some Falun Dafa practitioners who were teachers.
  • Attorney Gao Zhicheng's Open Letter to the National People's Congress

    On the 31st of December, Beijing attorney Gao Zhicheng of Beijing's Chengzhi Law Office published a copy of the letter he sent to the National People's Congress. Mr. Gao addressed such questions as: Are Falun Gong practitioners treated as Chinese citizens? Should they be granted protection under the Chinese Constitution? Are they granted the rights of a Chinese citizen?
  • Police Arrest Falun Gong Practitioners on Tiananmen Square for Displaying Banners and a Westerner Is Assaulted for Taking Photos

    A woman who came from Jilin to appeal said, "In the past, nobody dared to mention Falun Gong but now everyone is talking about it. They say that Falun Gong is not like the government claims." She said she had witnessed police officers pulling practitioners' hair and beating them; however, the practitioners said nothing and showed what "Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance" was all about.
  • The Orphaned Children of Practitioners Ouyang Wei and Zhao Xudong

    Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Ouyang Wei, 32 years old, lived in Lanzhou, Gansu province. On October the 16th 2002, three people from Aning Police Station, State Security Team tricked him into opening his door by telling him that they were his colleagues and that they wanted to take him to the police station to investigate something. At noon, the three policemen took Ouyang Wei back home and said to his family that they would take him to "study" for a few days. They sent Ouyang Wei to Gansu No. 1 Labour Camp for one year of forced labour.
  • Shanghai Apartment Buildings Turned into Virtual Prisons in Order to Block the Distribution of Falun Dafa Informational Materials

    As part of their effort to persecute Falun Dafa practitioners, officials in Shanghai are turning residential apartment buildings into "prisons" in order to block the distribution of materials that clarify truth about Falun Dafa. Following the policy of suppressing Dafa practitioners even more deviously while trying to hide the facts of the persecution to the outside world, these officials make accomplices out of innocent people such as gatekeepers, retired communist party members, lift operators, janitors and maintenance staff.
  • Information About Wang Jing, the Surviving Son of Falun Gong Practitioner Duan Shiqiong, Who Was Tortured to Death in 2003

    Wang Jing was born in November 1998. His father Wang Zhihai is a Falun Gong practitioner, as was his mother Duan Shiqiong. He was seven months old when Jiang's faction started persecuting Falun Gong on July 20th 1999. The local police and "610 Office" personnel arrested, detained and tortured his parents, who consequently were unable to take care of him, so Wang Jing lived with his grandparents most of the time.
  • When Can Five-Year-Old Zhan Xuanhong Be Reunited with His Imprisoned Father, Mother and Grandmother?

    A boy named Zhan Xuanhong was born in November 1999. He lives in Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province. He has been separated from family members since he was a toddler due to the persecution of Falun Gong, and has suffered tremendously. When he was only two years old, he was deprived of his father's care. Later, he was deprived of his mother's as well.
  • Information about Shao Linyao, Son of Deceased Falun Gong Practitioner Shao Hui from Huadian City

    Shao Linyao had a healthy and happy childhood in a loving family environment. His happiness, however, did not last long because Jiang's faction arrested his parents time and time again. Since turning three years old, he has been deprived of his parents and subjected to loneliness, helplessness and terror.
  • Distraught Teen-Aged Daughter Attempts Suicide After the Murder of her Innocent Mother

    Ms. Li Qingqing, 13 years old, is a student in the Jiangjin Heping Middle School. She lives in the Ninth Section of Zhouwu Village, Luohuang Town, Jiangjin City in Chongqing. Qingqing became an orphan when she was only nine years old. Her father died of illness in 2000, and her mother died as the result of persecution in 2001 for practising Falun Gong. Li Qingqing lost not only the love of her mother but the warmth of her family. She has had to live in her uncle's home and often cries for her mother.