Kidnapping, Extortion, Persecution Throughout Society

  • Practitioners Yang Depeng and His Wife Are Sentenced to Forced Labour - Their Young Son Is in a Very Difficult Situation

    Yang Zhenyu (his nickname is Yuyu) was born in November 2001. He was a very lovely and active boy, but now he has become very silent. A child who is not yet three years old has changed so drastically, because his parents were sentenced to forced labour for practising Falun Gong.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 17-Year-Old Ms. Zhang Tongtong Detained for Brainwashing -- Authorities Extort Huge Sum From Her Family to Secure Her Release

    Ms. Zhang Tongtong, 17 years old, is a Falun Dafa practitioner from Shandong Province. On July 20, 2003, she went to Beijing to appeal to the government on behalf of Falun Gong and was arrested and sent to a brainwashing centre. The police told her father to bring fifteen thousand yuan in exchange for her release; otherwise, Zhang Tongtong would be sent to Jinan Forced Labour Camp for two years. Her father managed to borrow the money and her family is now deeply in debt.
  • 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."