Kidnapping, Extortion, Persecution Throughout Society

  • Current Situation of Wang Yuexing, Orphaned Son of Practitioner Wang Kemin from Daqing City

    Falun Gong practitioner Wang Kemin, from Daqing City in Heilongjiang Province, was persecuted many times. He died on May the 8th 2003, shortly after police pounded on his door, attempting to break in to arrest him. His son was left orphaned after his father died. He is one of many children whose parents have been killed in the five years of persecution against Falun Gong.
  • Six-Year Old Twins Sun Ri And Sun Yue in Shuangcheng City Lost Their Mother in March 2004 - Ms. Xiao Yali Dies From the Brutalities of Force Feeding

    On March the 6th 2004, Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Xiao Yali from Dongfa Village of Zhoujia Township in Shuangcheng City of Heilongjiang Province died during force-feeding in Shuangcheng City No. 2 Detention Centre. The following is some information about Ms. Xiao's twin children, Sun Ri and Sun Yue.
  • Orphan of a Practitioner who Lost his Life in the Persecution Is Missing

    Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Miao Qisheng from Shenyang City, Liaoning Province passed away on May the 14th 2002 as a result of the persecution by Xianggong Police Station officers in the Huanggu District of Shenyang City. His son Miao Yumeng, around 13 years old, suffers from heart disease and his whereabouts is unknown.
  • Pinochet Faces Trial so Why Wait to Bring Jiang and His Accomplices to Justice?

    According to Jiang Zemin and his regime's confidential orders he stated with regards to those who practise Falun Gong, "Beating them to death is counted as suicide, there is no need for their families to identify the bodies, and cremate them directly," a state of affairs even more startling then that enacted by Pinochet has existed in China for over five years. This ongoing persecution has resulted in over 1,100 confirmed deaths. According to internal statistics generated by Chinese officials, the death toll at the end of 2001 had actually reached 1600.
  • A Brief History of Events Leading Up to Jiang Zemin's Irrational Persecution of Falun Gong in China

    Today, elderly Chinese people can still vividly recall the series of framing, fabrications and persecution cases during the "Anti-rightist" movement and the Cultural Revolution. After the economic reform and "opening-up" policies took effect, China's economy developed quickly and the financial environment loosened up, but the same cannot be said about the government's iron-fisted control on diversity of thought.
  • Torture Leaves Shandong Province Practitioner Ma Zhixin Disabled - His Wife Is Unjustly Jailed

    Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Ma Zhixin from Anqiu City lost the ability to take care of himself due to persecution. His wife, Zhang Zhenfang, was sentenced to five years in prison in 2002, because she practises Falun Gong. Currently she is being detained in Jinan Women's Prison. On top of that, in the past five years of persecution, Ma Zhixin and his family have had a total of 69,842 yuan extorted from them, by officials and police.
  • Officials in Hebei Province Extort Over Five Hundred Thousand Yuan from Falun Gong Practitioners

    From July 30, 1999 to November 30, 2003, officials in Baoding City, Hebei Province extorted a total of 501,900 Yuan from Falun Gong practitioners. "610 Office" head often ordered Falun Gong practitioners to give him money, food, and other items. In addition, these officials organized many campaigns to search practitioners' homes and send practitioners to brainwashing classes. When they arrested any practitioners, they first questioned the practitioners about their financial circumstances, then extorted money from the wealthier practitioners and sent the poorer practitioners to a labour camp or long-term imprisonment.
  • A Non-Practitioner's Eyewitness Account of the Police Brutality on Tiananmen Square in July 2001

    I am not a Falun Gong practitioner, but my mother and my older sister are. On July 20, 2001, I went to Tiananmen Square to look for my mother and my sister who went to appeal for Falun Gong. From July 20 to July 22, when I was looking for them, I observed a more complete picture of the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. Several policemen in the centre were hitting Falun Gong practitioners on the head with electric batons. Practitioners' blood was sprayed all over a banner, yet they still carried on holding the banner and protecting it with their bodies.
  • Family Tragedy: A Little Girl Longs for Her Mother, Luo Zhixiang, Who Died as a Result of Persecution

    Huang Ying's father is illegally imprisoned because he practises Falun Gong and her mother was killed whilst incarcerated for the same reason. She now lives with her grandparents in a dilapidated house made of sun-dried mud bricks. She has never told her grandmother about the death of her mother. because she is in poor health and they don't want to shock her.
  • Recent News of Wang Boru, The Orphaned Son of Practitioner Wang Hongbin who was Tortured to Death

    Wang Boru witnessed many occasions where the police ransacked his house like burglars. On the morning of July 20, 1999, over 20 plainclothes policemen broke into his house and arrested both his father and mother. At that time, Wang Boru was less than 10 years old and he was so scared that he cried loudly. After the event, nobody was there to take care of him for over 50 days. He wandered around by himself.
  • Two Orphans Left After Practitioner Li Shuhua is Tortured to Death

    At around 9 a.m. on September 24, 2003, deputies Jiang Wei, Li Mingchao and a Mr. Dong, all from the Peiying Police Station, abducted Li Shuhua from her home. She was tortured to death less than half a month after her abduction. Yang Kai and Yang Hang's father, Yang Zhanjiu, was abducted and sentenced to seven years in prison in April 2004. He is being detained at the Siping Prison in Jilin Province. They left behind 2 young sons.
  • A Practitioner's Child Says "I Need My Mum!"

    Since July 20, 1999--when the persecution of Falun Gong started--until today, I have been living in horror, worry and fear. Because my mother practises Falun Gong, the local government officials forced my parents to divorce. Since then, my mother and I have had a difficult and worrisome life. It was even worse during the time when mother was not at home. Seeing children in other families play with their mums or go shopping together, or hearing other children calling their mums, I could not hold back my tears and just let them run down my face.
  • WOIPFG: Internet Survelliance in the Persecution of Falun Gong (Extract)

    According to incomplete statistics, WOIPFG has found that as of the end of April 2004, as a result of Internet-related activities, 108 Falun Gong practitioners have been incarcerated, illegally sent to labor camps, and tortured. Three identified Falun Gong practitioners arrested for Internet-related activities were tortured to death. Among the Falun Gong practitioners who have been arrested and persecuted as a result of Internet surveillance, those with advanced degrees constitute a relatively high percentage.
  • Father and Husband Disclose More Details of the Death of Ms. Li Shuhua in 2003

    Ms. Li Shuhua's father Li Fuchen, sixty years of age, works for the Environmental Department in Yushu City. In October 2003, his daughter Li Shuhua died as a result of the persecution, his son-in-law Yang Zhanjiu was unjustly detained, and Li Fuchen's wife Cui Zhanyun was sent to a forced labour camp. During that time Li Fuchen lived a miserable life with his two young grandsons.
  • Sun Liqiang and Liu Lihua of Liaoyuan City Sentenced to Long Jail Terms, Young Child Left with No Parents

    Sun Weizhe is an 11-year old boy who used to live on Xiangyang Street, in Liaoyuan City, Jilin Province. After his father Sun Liqiang and mother Liu Lihua were unconstitutionally sentenced, Sun Weizhe stayed with his maternal grandparents. Now his grandfather Mr. Liu, grandmother Li Chunrong and uncle Sun Lijun, who are all practitioners, have been forced to leave their home to avoid persecution, and Sun Weizhe is staying at a close family friend's house.