Kidnapping, Extortion, Persecution Throughout Society

  • Police Officers in Heilongjiang Province Again Arrest Mr. Yang Libing and His Wife, Ms. Chen Guiqiu

    On the afternoon of November 8th, 2007, Mr. Yang Libing, a practitioner from Yicun City, was arrested by Jinshan Police Station officials and detained. Mr. Yang escaped and become destitute and homeless. His wife, Ms. Chen Guiqiu, was arrested on the street and is now held in Jinshantun Detention Centre. The couple's son, who needs to go to college, and the boy's grandmother now have no means of support. Since the persecution began in July 1999, Ms. Chen has been taken into custody six times and detained for over 300 days. In July 2000, Mr. Yang was jailed in Yichun Forced Labour Camp for one and a half years. Over ten thousand yuan was extorted from the family by the local police before the two were released.
  • Guangzhou City Police Confiscate Ms. Zhou Lianzhang's Belongings Worth Ten Thousand Yuan

    On October 31st, 2007, several officials and police broke down the door and handcuffed 74-year-old Ms. Zhou Lianzhang. They ransacked boxes and chests, wilfully causing damage to things and making a mess. According to incomplete figures, they confiscated Ms. Zhou's treasured Falun Gong books, more than two thousand yuan cash, and some gold jewellery. These items were worth ten thousand yuan, and the invaders did not issue a list of items they took away. When her relatives reported the stolen property to the police and asked for the items' return, the police station clerk denied what had happened and berated the relatives, calling them liars.
  • Police in Lingyuan City, Liaoning Province Extort Money and Valuables from Practitioners

    Since August 2006, Lingyuan City Police Department have committed over 20 arrests, seizures of personal property, and extortions from Falun Gong practitioners. More than 70 practitioners were personally affected. More than 40 practitioners suffered direct losses of totalling over 346,000 Yuan in cash. Family members of the arrested and harassed Falun Gong practitioners were squeezed for money for their efforts to rescue their loved ones. They were forced to deplete their savings, and some were forced to borrow money. Wang Guilin was the most unscrupulous. He demanded money from and coerced practitioners and their family members directly.
  • Financial Extortion from Falun Gong Practitioners by Jiuzhai Township Government, Mengyin County, Shandong Province

    Besides physical suffering, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is widely using another form of persecution: Economic persecution.The 610 Office, local police station, and other government bureaus have seized massive amounts of wealth in the name of persecuting Falun Gong. This is how they usually operate: Arrest the practitioners and ransack their homes. Grab everything of value, including personal property and belongings. Put the practitioners into a brainwashing centre, the local police station, or detention centre. They force family members to hand over huge amounts of money by taking advantage of their fear that their loved ones will suffer. If the penalty is not paid, they may keep the practitioner in detention, torture him, or send him to a forced labour camp or prison. The authorities don't give receipts for the paid penalty, not even an IOU. All the money goes into their own pockets.
  • CCP Officials in Shandong Province Relentlessly Harass and Torture Mr. Ji Yongxian and His Family Members

    Ji Yongxian is from Taoxu Town, Mengyin County, Shandong Province. His parents, younger brother, younger sister and himself are all Falun Gong practitioners. In the past eight years, the local Chinese Communist Party (CCP) faithfuls have never stopped harassing them, extorting money from them, and arresting them. The former CCP party secretary of Taoxu Town, Jiang Yongjian, fired Ji Yongxian from his teaching position of over 20 years. Ji Yongxian and his brother went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong. Policemen from the County Police Department stationed in Beijing brought them back. As a result, Ji Yongshi was forced to leave home and become destitute and homeless.
  • Shulan City Police in Jilin Province Extort Money from Mr. Zhang Xingju and His Neighbour

    Under the Chinese Communist Party's policy of bankrupting Falun Dafa practitioners financially, the police officers in China have turned arresting practitioners into a moneymaking operation. Not long ago, police officers in Shulan City, Liaoning Province arrested practitioner Mr. Zhang Xingju and his neighbour, an old lady who upholds justice, and fined them a total of 900 yuan after failing to extort 5,000 yuan from Mr. Zhang.
  • Wang Bo' s Uncle Persecuted Under "Orders from Above"

    On the morning of July 7th, 2007, Wang Bo's uncle Gai Wufan went out to buy breakfast, but was stopped by local police officer Zhang Xinzheng, who was waiting outside his residence. Zhang Xinzheng called a van, and two police officers arrived to take Gai Wufan away. They said he needed to complete the paperwork for serving a term outside the labour camp, and sent him immediately to Shijiazhuang Forced Labour Camp. The police explained that they were carrying out orders from higher authorities.
  • Villagers Who Support Justice Threatened in Liaoning Province

    On May 1st, 2007, Falun Dafa practitioner Jing Yongan was arrested by police because he hung up a banner exposing the persecution in the village. Mr. Jing is now being detained. Villagers from Daolan Village wrote a letter to higher officials to plead for Mr. Jing's release. In response, the Politics and Law Enforcement Office and 610 Office of Kangping County went to the village to "investigate" the case and threatened the villagers for trying to support justice.
  • Police Kidnap Xing Youlu, Director of Dongpang Coal Mine Region in Hebei Province

    Around the new year of 2007, several Dafa practitioners from the Xingtai Dongpang Coal Mine and Neiqiu County were kidnapped by police because of distributing Falun Gong materials. Another practitioner, Xing Youlu, director of Dongpang Coal Mine Region, was kidnapped as well. Xing Youlu was tortured, hand-cuffed and put in shackles. He was then sent to the Second Detention Centre of Xingtai.
  • Dafa Practitioner Mr. Wang Quanlian from Chenzhou City, Hunan, Kidnapped

    On April 12th, 2007, practitioner Mr. Wang Quanlian was kidnapped at midnight from a room in Zhuzhou city by the National Security Team of Shifeng District Police Station, Zhuzhou City. Without any legitimate reason or legal proceedings, he was imprisoned in the Zhuzhou Second Prison. Mr. Wang was once sentenced to three-years imprisonment secretly by the 610 Office. At present, no one outside China knows his current situation. We only know that Mr. Wang's health is very bad. His family members are extremely worried.
  • Daqing City in Heilongjiang Province Police Arrest and Beat Local Residents for Reading Falun Gong Leaflets at Lantern Festival

    It was March 4th, the 15th day of the Chinese New Year. Tens of thousands of residents gathered to enjoy lanterns and fireworks in Shiji Square in Dongfeng New Village, Daqing City. Over one thousand undercover police and armed police were among the crowd. Practitioners distributed free handouts that informed people about the true nature of Falun Gong among the crowd. It was quite risky. They could have been arrested if they were discovered. The police arrested some residents for reading the handouts. Several of them were sent to the Daqing City Detention Centre. The police beat them before questioning and interrogated them the whole night without allowing any of them to sleep.
  • France: Urgently Rescuing Falun Gong Practitioner Ma Jian

    Falun Gong Practitioner Mr. Ma Jian is the manager of a French PCM Pumping Industry company in their Beijing office, also the general representative of the company in the northern Asian area. In the afternoon of February 28th, Ma Jian was working in Beijing when a dozen policemen rushed into the office. After trying unsuccessfully to take him away for 'investigation', the police beat him and eventually kidnapped him by force.
  • Mr. Gong Chengge and Other Practitioners in Mudanjiang, Heilongjiang Province Still Being Detained

    During the new wave of persecution led by Zhao Jincheng, director of the Mudanjiang Police Department, in Helongjiang Province on December 12th, 2006, many Falun Gong practitioners were arrested. Although most of them were released after large amounts of money were extorted from them, Mr. Gong Chengge, Mr. Zhu Xiucheng, and Ms. Hao Rong are still being detained. After money was extorted from Mr. Gong Chengge's family, his family went to the police department to ask for his release, but got no response.
  • The Relentless Persecution of Older Practitioner Ms. Cui Fengying in Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province

    Ms. Cui Fengying, 56, has been arrested, detained and had large amounts of money extorted from her because she practises Falun Dafa and has spoken out for justice against the persecution. In 2000, her family was extorted for 4,000 yuan. In addition, a policeman tried to coerce Ms. Cui's husband into paying an additional 5,000 yuan, but her husband refused. Sun then went to her husband's company and forced the company to pay 5,000 yuan. As a result, the company withheld her husband's salary as a way to pay back the money taken by the police. The repeated persecution of her and her family has left the family highly stressed and in financial difficulty. She has left home to avoid persecution.
  • Mother-in-law and Daughter-in-law Seriously Ill in Detention; Money Extorted from Their Family Members

    Falun Dafa practitioners Ms. Hu Xinyuan and her daughter-in-law, Ms. Gong Liya are imprisoned in Jin City Detention Centre and Changsha Women's Prison respectively. Ms. Hu is suffering from symptoms caused by pulmonary emphysema, heart disease, and pulmonary tuberculosis. Ms. Gong is suffering from the relapse of previous diseases. Both of them are in this condition due to persecution. The police are taking advantage of their ill health by extorting money from their families.