Persecution Throughout Society

  • With Both Parents Illegally Detained, Fourteen-year-old Zhang Lu Is Adopted by Her Aunt

    Zhang Lu, 14, is the daughter of practitioners Zhang Lingjiang and Yu Jingxia from Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province. At present, Yu Jingxia is detained at the second detention centre. She was sentenced to 10 years in labour camp at her first trial and she is appealing to the Supreme Court of Hebei Province. Her husband Zhang Lingjiang was sentenced to 13 years in prison. He is now detained at the Hebei Province's first prison in Baoding. With no one left at home to take care of the young girl, Zhang Lu's aunt adopted her.
  • Latest News of Falun Gong Practitioner Ms. Wang Huazhen's Surviving Children Feng Jun and Feng Hao

    On April 18, 2001, the police brutally beat Falun Gong practitioner Wang Huazhen until she was at the brink of death. Then they dragged her to the front of the city government building, poured gasoline on her and burned her to death. Listed below are the current circumstances of Wang Huazhen's children Feng Jun and Feng Hao.
  • Orphan Wang Tianxing Taken in by Aunt after Mother and Uncle Tortured to Death

    Orphaned two-year-old Wang Tianxing is being cared for by his aunt Feng Xiaomei. Due to the long-term persecution of his parents he has no "legal status" and no registered permanent address. He is presently staying with his aunt. His father, Wang Xiaofeng, was forced to leave home to avoid persecution in June 2001. His mother, Feng Xiaomin, was tortured to death on June 1, 2004.
  • Seventy-Year-Old Woman Mistaken as Falun Gong Practitioner, Beaten to Death

    70-year-old Ms Wang Lianying had taken up Falun Gong before July 20, 1999 for health reasons. However, she stopped practising after the persecution of Falun Gong began. On September 18, 2004, she was arrested while sleeping, taken to the police station, and beaten to death on the same day. Upon hearing the news, Wang's family was furious. On the morning of September 19, as a protest, they strung a banner across the street that read, "Give Back Our 70-Year-Old Mother." With hundreds of spectators and bystanders, the traffic was in complete chaos. Later, they hung a banner across the hospital saying, "Knowing the law yet breaking the law, the police treat human lives like straw."
  • Fourteen-Year-Old Girl Sun Yubo Is Orphaned After Her Parents are Killed As a Result of the Persecution

    Mr. Sun Jihong was 40 years old and worked in the Huanan Forestry Company's Xianfeng site in Heilongjiang Province. In 1994, he learned to practise Falun Dafa. On September 25th of the same year, he was again illegally arrested and detained in Beijing at the Yuquanying area in Fengtai District. Four days later, on September 29th, he was subjected to a round of excruciating torture and died. On October 2, his body was cremated.
  • Letter from WOIPFG to All Levels of Chinese Officials Regarding Jiang's Stepping Down: Stop the Persecution and Bring the Murderers to Justice

    In China, the persecution of 100 million innocent Falun Gong practitioners has lasted for more than five years. Now that Jiang has stepped down, this national catastrophe should be immediately stopped. The persecution of Falun Gong has caused the deaths of more than 1000 innocent people from beatings and torture, has utilized vast resources and affected almost all of the people in China. All the murderers who initiated and participated in the persecution should also be punished.
  • Mother Tortured, Police Send Homeless Child to Orphanage

    Yu Yuejin is a 48-year-old mother from Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province. She was arrested by police because she practised Falun Gong and sent to Wanjia Labour Camp in Harbin City. Ms. Yu's husband is serving time in prison for an unknown reason. As a result, the police sent her four-year-old daughter to Nangang District Children's Welfare Centre (actually an orphanage) in Harbin City.
  • "I Have Lost My Mummy, I Cannot Lose My Daddy"

    Little Yuanming went to Wuxi Prison hospital with her maternal grandmother to see her dad, who has become now virtually unrecognisable due to the torture. Seeing her father, little Yuanming became so bewildered that she could only stare at him wide-eyed. Even though Yuanming is young, she can still understand, "I have already lost my mummy, I cannot lose my daddy."
  • 12-Year-Old Child's Mother Dies in the Persecution, Father Sentenced to Four Years in Prison

    Zhu Meijuan was 38 years old when she died as a result of the persecution. She was a worker in the Boiler Metal Configuration Factory of Qingdao City and started to practise Falun Gong in spring 1996 at Erlihe, Jiaozhou City. She was fired from her job for practising Falun Gong. In October 2000, she went to Beijing to appeal and validate Dafa. In December 2001, her husband Zhou Zhaohua was arrested.
  • Some Facts about Rongrong, Daughter of Falun Dafa Practitioner Zou Songtao and His Wife Zhang Yunhe

    Rongrong was born on November 15, 1999 and is the daughter of practitioner Zou Songtao and his wife Zhang Yunhe. On November 3, 2000, Zou Songtao was tortured to death in Wangcun Forced Labour Camp in Zibo City, Shandong Province. He was only 28 at the time.
  • A Former Female Prison Guard's Story (Part 2)

    While being knocked down, the young man struggled to take off his jacket to reveal the yellow T-shirt he wore inside. On the back of the T-shirt were the three large words "Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance." I rushed toward the perpetrators, saying, "Do not hit him. He is a good man." Then a plainclothes policeman yelled at me, "We are on duty plainclothes officers. Stay away!" I said, "I'm also an officer. An officer is supposed to stop criminals and protect the innocent. It is wrong to hit innocent people like this."
  • Senior Citizen Dies from Stress Caused by the Relentless Persecution of His Family

    After Jiang Zemin began his persecution of Falun Gong on July 20, 1999, Mr. Wang's daughter, daughter-in-law, grandson, and granddaughter-in-law were all sentenced to three years of forced labour because of their belief in Falun Gong. His daughter and daughter-in-law were allowed parole to get medical help after they had been severely tortured. On March 13, 2003, a group of officials went to Mr. Wang's house to arrest his daughter again. Since she was not there, the officials began to harass Mr. Wang. As a result, he died on March 14, after he was taken to Jiangnan 465 Air Force Hospital for emergency rescue.
  • Jiang Zemin Needs to Explain the Incongruities of the "Tiananmen Self-immolation" at the Fourth Plenary Meeting of the Chinese Ruling Party Committee

    When approaching him that his whole body appeared charred and I could also see that some new skin had just grown in some places. His two hands were limp and hung, in an immobile position close to his body. I asked anxiously, "What's happened?" He said, "Some gasoline set on fire burning me." I asked him, "Why aren't you covered with bandages? You saw that those people who were burned in the Tiananmen self-immolation incident were wrapped with bandages." He smiled and did not answer.
  • Abducted and Persecuted - The Story of Two Practitioners from Guangzhou

    In May 2004, the "610 Office" in Tianhe, a district of Guangzhou City, abducted two Falun Dafa practitioners named Chen Chunli and Gao Dandi. The apartment that they rented in Dongpu Tianhong Garden of the Tianhe district in Guangzhou City was searched. The police confiscated their computer, laptop, cash and other property.
  • Falun Gong Practitioners Tortured and Killed for Their Belief in China's Universities and Colleges

    Chen Zhili, currently member of State Council in charge of education, former Minister of Education used her special relationship with Jiang Zemin to promote the persecution of Falun Gong in the Chinese educational system. A least 61 faculty members at schools and students who were Falun Gong practitioners have died as a result of torture. Numerous professors and students were sentenced to prison and sent to forced labour camps and detention centres. At least 18 at Tsinghua University were sentenced to prison; at least 300 others were illegally detained, fired, expelled from school or directly sent to forced labour camps.