Kidnapping, Extortion, Persecution Throughout Society

  • Ms. Gao Shuqin from Shuangcheng City, Heilongjiang Province Recounts Years of Persecution

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Gao Shuqin was a teacher in Wujia Town, Shuangcheng City, Heilongjiang Province. She went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong in late 2000 and has been suspended from work ever since. Her daughter is in high school and her family is living under tremendous political and financial pressure. After the persecution began on July 20th, 1999, officers from the Shuangcheng City Police Department held Ms. Gao at the No. 2 Detention Centre twice, for a total of 79 days, and extorted 20,700 yuan from her. She was also held at a brainwashing facility twice and Wujia Town government officials extorted 2,100 yuan from her.
  • Jilin Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Members Arrest and Steal from Citizens During the “Two Conferences” Period

    Chinese Communist Party (CCP) members in Jilin escalated their persecution of Falun Gong practitioners during the “Two Conferences” (The National People's Congress Conference and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference). The increased persecution targeted practitioners following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Authorities set out to deliberately create an atmosphere of terror. CCP members from the street committees, police stations, and other offices in Jilin broke into practitioners’ homes. They harassed, threatened, and arrested practitioners, then ransacked their homes.
  • Mengyin County 610 Office in Shandong Province Withholds Falun Gong Practitioners' Salaries and Pensions

    Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Gong Weisen, 72, is a retiree of the Mengyin Land and Resources Bureau. In 2000, the Mengyin 610 Office staff [an agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong] and policemen ransacked his home. They found a Falun Gong book and fined him 5,000 yuan. Shortly after, the 610 Office took away his pension from the Mengyin Pension Insurance Bureau starting in January 2001, leaving Mr. Gong with no money at all for the past ten years. The total amount taken away from Mr. Gong is 230,000 yuan. Mr. Gong has had to live on support from his children and relatives.
  • Officials Repeatedly Extort Money from a Disabled Army Veteran during His Daughter's Imprisonment

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Qi Lei, 30, is a teacher in Shandong Province. On February 23rd, 2010, she was arrested by police outside the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) school as she was talking with people about Falun Gong and how the Chinese Communist Party has slandered Falun Gong. After Ms. Qi was taken to the Linyi City Detention Centre the officials started to intimidate, deceive and extort money from her family. Ms. Qi's father is a disabled army veteran, confined to a wheelchair, and needs to be cared for. 610 Office officials (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) and the Domestic Security Bureau extorted 16,000 yuan from her parents.
  • Chenzui Village Police Officers in Tianjin Arrest and Extort Money from Practitioners

    Villager Li Guosheng falsely accused a male practitioner from the same village of burning an antithetical couplet [two lines of poetry traditionally placed on the doors of people's homes] on March 15th, 2007. The practitioner, who had just begun practising Falun Gong, learned of Li's accusation and asked another practitioner, Ms. Huang Xixiu, to go with him to explain the facts about Falun Gong to Li. When they arrived at Li's home, only his daughter-in-law was there. The two practitioners told her of their visit and explained, "Falun Gong practitioners cultivate Truthfulness-Benevolence-Forbearance and would definitely do no such thing." Li Guosheng's daughter-in-law became irrational and called Li. Li returned home and told the practitioners, "I reported you to the authorities." Police arrested Ms. Huang the next day, ransacked her home, and extorted money from Ms. Huang.
  • Zhao Guiyin Detained at Heilongjiang Provincial Drug Rehabilitation Forced Labour Camp

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Zhao Guiying is being detained at the Heilongjiang Provincial Drug Rehabilitation Forced Labour Camp. Since the Chinese communist regime began to persecute Falun Gong in 1999, Ms. Zhao has been arrested five times due to her belief. Officers from the Qiaonan Police Station in Jiamusi City arrested her in 2005 and threatened her family that she would be imprisoned for a long time if her family didn't pay them money. Four involved policemen extorted 2000 yuan from the family and pocketed 500 yuan each in front of them. Only then did they release Ms. Zhao.
  • Chinese Communist Regime Uses Tour Guides to Deceive and Threaten Visitors to Hong Kong

    A practitioner and his wife from mainland China went on a trip to Hong Kong in April 2010. Being part of a tour group, they noticed that Chinese Communist Party (CCP) agents were posing as tour guides to spread malicious rumours and lies to the tourists. This particular person, claiming to be a tour guide, is from the Shenzhen Tourist Company. He said that practitioners who speak with tourists about Falun Gong in Hong Kong do not have regular jobs and have been hired to do this work. They also said that the people talking are not real practitioners and that whoever listens to or reads their materials will not only be punished themselves, but they will also implicate others in the same tour group.
  • The Persecution of Retired Teacher Ms. Sun Yajun from Jiutai City, Jilin Province

    Ms. Sun Yajun, 60 years old, is a retired teacher from Jiutai City Vocational High School in Jilin Province. She was detained twice after the communist regime launched the persecution of Falun Gong more than ten years ago. Ms. Sun's employers fined her and sent her to a mental hospital, where she was forced to take unknown drugs. The drugs caused her to experience a rapid heartbeat, dizziness, and fear of walking. When she was released eleven days later, she felt a noticeable decline in memory and slowness in response. She recovered only several months later. Since her return home, her family has a lot of money extorted from them, the exact amount unknown.
  • Ms. Wang Lihui and Her Family Members Harassed, Arrested and Fined by Authorities

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Wang Lihui has been severely persecuted over the past few years. Her phone is regularly monitored by the 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) and Public Security Bureau, and officers often come to her home to harass her family. Several times Ms. Wang's husband was harassed at work. Unable to stand it any longer, the family has been living separately for ten years.
  • Mudanjiang City Prison Guards Torture High School Teacher Mr. Gong Chengge and Extort Money from His Family

    Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Gong Chengge is a former maths teacher. In 2008, he was sentenced to three and a half years years in prison and sent to Mudanjiang Prison. Mr. Gong was tortured with electric batons. Mr. Gong was forced to perform slave labour in prison. He had to stick eyelashes onto toy dolls. Due to his very severe short sightedness, he could not do many dolls in one day and only a few were acceptable. Ward head Xie Xiaofeng and team leader He Guanghai used convicts to extort funds from Mr Gong. When that failed, they ordered prisoners Sun Jinghua and Li Yunye to viciously beat him. Mr Gong's teeth fell out as a result of the beatings. Guards threatened his family members that if they did not give them bribes, the guards would increase Mr. Gong's workload. Consequently, Mr. Gong's parents gave Xie Xiaofeng 1000 yuan.
  • Falun Gong Practitioners Detained and Fined by Policemen from Lanshan County, Hunan Province

    On July 11th, 2010, Falun Gong practitioners Zhou Baisheng, Zhou Yongying and Li Xiyu were seized by local policemen while distributing Falun Gong leaflets exposing the persecution to people in a village. They were taken to the Lanshan County Public Security Bureau that night and detained for fifteen days. The next day, when their family members requested to see the practitioners at the detention centre, the police demanded that they pay a fee. Every time the family members visited, they were either forced to pay meal fees or fines. Zhou Baisheng was taken to the Xinkaipu Labour Camp in Changsha City, Hunan Province where he was sentenced to a year of "re-education" through labour. Li Xiyu was sentenced to a year of "re-education" through labour at the Baimalong Women's Labour Camp in Zhuzhou City.
  • Daqing City Police Arrest Ms. Jin Lixia and Her Husband, Then Extort Money from Their Teen-Age Son

    Mr. Liu Zehe and his wife, Ms. Jin Lixia, from Daqing were arrested for distributing materials exposing the persecution of Falun Gong on June 18th, 2010. Ms. Jin experienced heart problems and was sent to a hospital for emergency treatment. Wolitun Police Department officers took this opportunity to force Ms. Jin's under-age son to borrow money and sign a document. They threatened they would send Ms. Jin to a forced labour camp if no money was handed in. Mr. Liu was taken to the Daqing City No.3 Detention Centre the afternoon of June 18,th.
  • Disbarred Chinese Lawyer: True Loser is the Legal System

    The Beijing Municipal Bureau of Justice in a hearing on April 22nd revoked the law licences of two attorneys, Tang Jitian and Liu Wei, both of whom are well-known for defending Falun Gong adherents and others who are disenfranchised in China. Prior to the hearing, Tang Jitian spoke to reporters outside the courtroom. He characterized the situation as just another attempt by the authorities to intimidate and suppress lawyers. In actuality, he said, the authorities were only jeopardizing their own moral and legal credibility with the people of China.
  • Party Officials in Deyang City Force Residents to Sign "Pledge Card"

    Since this March, the Deyang Municipal Party Committee in Sichuan Province and the 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) have been forcing residents to sign "pledge cards" against Falun Gong and are distributing brochures attacking and slandering Falun Gong. In the Guanghua community at Dongshanbei Lane, residents who receive low-income financial assistance are forced to sign pledge cards against Falun Gong. Otherwise, their payments are withheld. In the Fourth Team of Nanxing town, most residents have signed the pledge card. They were told that if they did not sign, their children cannot join the army or go to college in the future.
  • The Truth About the April 25 Appeal -- Deceptive Propaganda Twists Peaceful Protest into "Justification" for Violent Repression

    In the morning of April 25, 1999, over 10,000 Falun Gong practitioners began to gather in neat order outside the State Appeals Office in Beijing, close to Zhongnanhai, the CCP's central government compound. They sought a return of the open environment to practise Falun Gong that they had enjoyed for years, and more specifically, the release of dozens of practitioners who had recently been arrested in nearby Tianjin City.