Kidnapping, Extortion, Persecution Throughout Society

  • National Security Agents and 610 Office Members in Xiangtan City, Hunan Province Arrest Practitioners

    On February 25th, 2006, the national security agents of Yisuhe Town in Xiangtan County suddenly dispatched over a dozen personnel to practitioner Mr. Liu Heqing's home to confiscate his property. They arrested Mr. Liu, put him into the police vehicle, and sent him to the Xiangtan City Mental Hospital with his feet in shackles. Mr. Liu was injected with drugs that suppress the central nervous system. Afterwards, the doctor discovered that his mental condition was normal, but Mr. Liu was not allowed to be released until after the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) congressional sessions were over.
  • 74-Year-Old Practitioner Ms. Zhang Ping Arrested by 610 Office in Rizhao City, Shandong Province

    Before she started to practise Falun Dafa, 74-year-old Ms. Zhang Ping, suffered from 18 different illnesses, heart disease being the most serious one. After she practised Falun Gong, all 18 illnesses disappeared. She was a kind person, and yet 610 Office officiials arrested her and ransacked her home several times. She and her family suffered tremendously. 30 police officers went to Zhang Ping's home in several police cars. They arrested her when she was going downstairs and dragged her into a police car. When Zhang Ping's granddaughter cried and tried to protect her, the police nearly shoved her to the ground. Zhang Ping shouted, "You're kidnapping me!" The police said in a cold voice, "Yes, that's exactly what we are doing!"
  • Falun Dafa Practitioner Zhao Xin, 56, Persecuted for Seven Years in Jilin City

    Li Zhuang, head of the Organisation Department of the Party Committee at the Jilin City Water Company, was in charge of persecuting Falun Gong. She actively cooperated with the Jilin City 610 Office to persecute Falun Gong practitioners. By October 2000 she had suspended my salary of a total amount of 16,355 yuan, and still hasn't paid me yet as of today. On November 7th, 2002, she cooperated with the Dongjuzi street committee of the Changyi District in Jilin City and deducted 2,000 yuan from my salary, and has not paid it back.
  • Practitioner and Her Son Handcuffed and Taken Away from Their Shop - Mother Unjustly Detained

    Practitioner Ms. Yang Zehui owns a small food shop and treats every customer according to the standards of "Truth-Compassion-Tolerance." She posted the three words at the front of the store on opening day, September 1st, 2006. Local police officers demanded that Ms. Yang remove the three words, which express the essential principles of the practice of Falun Dafa. Ms. Yang Zehui and her family said, "What’s wrong with these three words? We believe in it." Police tore down the three words. Ms. Yang's son tried to reason with them. They pinned her and her son down, handcuffed them, and took them away. The police then detained Ms. Yang.
  • Beijing Falun Gong Practitioners Call for the Rescue of Cao Dong and Niu Jinping

    We are Falun Gong practitioners and friends of Mr. Cao Dong and Mr. Niu Jinping. Cao Dong went missing after he met with the Vice President of the European Parliament, Mr. Edward McMillan-Scott. His family members are terribly worried for his safety. Many of us have had similar experiences. Suddenly, one day our relatives disappeared and no one knew where they were. After a long time, we learned that they were imprisoned somewhere, or perhaps even something worse happened to them.
  • Falun Dafa Practitioner Mr. Wang Xiaolun's Whereabouts Unknown, His Wife Arrested when Enquiring about her Husband

    Falun Dafa practitioner Wang Xiaolun is from Hebei Province. After he was detained in the Gaobeidian Detention Centre for a month, personnel from Gaobeidian National Security Division took him away, on the morning of July 7th, 2006. The day before Wang Xiaolun’s wife went to the detention centre and asked for the release of her husband. Instead, she was arrested.
  • Falun Dafa Practitioner Bian Fusheng Dies After Suffering Persecution for Several Years

    Since the evil regime started suppressing Falun Gong on July 20th 1999, Bian Fusheng, a Falun Dafa practitioner from Acheng City, Heilongjiang Province, and his whole family suffered ongoing persecution just because they practised "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance." Seven family members were once illegally sent to forced labour camps or prison. His daughter Bian Yaping was arrested many times and illegally sent to a labour camp for two years. Later, she was sentenced to five years in prison for distributing leaflets. Ms. Bian is still imprisoned at the Heilongjiang Provincial Women's Prison.
  • Three Disappearances in Beijing and Liaoning Province

    Zhang Zuobin, 56, was a practitioner from Dalian City, Liaoning Province. He disappeared in March 2002 and has been missing for over four years. When Mr. Zhang's family enquired about him at his workplace, they learned that three women and a man had come to see him at around 10:00 a.m. on the day of his disappearance and asked him to go with them. No one has seen or heard from him since. His family remains extremely worried about him.
  • Hong Kong Practitioner Liu Ding Unjustly Detained in Beijing

    My mother and I are permanent residents of Hong Kong. Because my father became paralysed, my mother, Liu Ding, went back to Beijing, and she has been looking after my dad for the past five years. Recently the Chinese Communist Party has deprived her of her freedom and right to look after my critically ill father. On the afternoon of June 6th, 2006, mother took dinner to dad in the hospital as usual. At about 7:30 p.m. she left the hospital. We lost contact with her at that point. It was reported that she is detained in the Public Security Sub-Bureau of Xuanwu District, Beijing City.
  • Whereabouts of Practitioner Couple Remain Unknown

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Li Huimin, 53, was arrested at the hospital where she had been caring for her sick father. During her detention, the authorities forced her to stand for long periods of time and allowed her almost no rest or sleep. In September 2005, after Ms. Li had completed her two-year sentence of forced labour, officials arrested her at her workplace. Her whereabouts remain unknown to this day. Ms. Li's husband, Xu Qutian, was released after three years of forced labour in Guangzhou City. His whereabouts also remain unknown.
  • Practitioner Mr. Chen Xun From Sichuan Province Taken to the Xinjin Brainwashing Class Right After His Release from Prison

    On April 27th, 2001 police arrested Mr. Chen Xun at home and took him to the Qingbaijiang Detention Centre. He was later sentenced to five years in prison and sent to the Chengdu City Detention Centre Transit Station. He developed symptoms of severe liver and abdominal flukes. Chen Xun was later sent to the Sichuan Yaan Prison where he was brutally tortured. Chen Xun's five-year sentence expired in May 2006, but he was not released. Instead, the 610 Office agents took Chen Xun to the Xinjin Brainwashing Class.
  • More on Kidnapping of Cao Dong after His Meeting with European Parliament Vice-President Edward McMillan-Scott

    On May 21st, Cao Dong met with Edward McMillan-Scott, Vice-President of the European Parliament, who was in China to investigate first hand the human rights situation there. Cao Dong disappeared shortly after the meeting. He was arrested by the authorities and his whereabouts remain unknown. On May 26th, 2006, six people from the National Security Bureau opened the door of Mr. Cao Dong's home with a master key and arrested practitioner Gao Fengqiang who was staying there and ransacked the property
  • Open Letter: Please Help Rescue My Wife Wang Xiaoyan

    On May 27th, officers from the Chunhai Police Department arrested my wife as she left home for work. Officers had been waiting outside the building. They broke into my wife's residence and took a computer, two printers, Falun Gong books and leaflets exposing the persecution my wife had made. She was sent to Yaojia Detention Centre.
  • Falun Gong Practitioner Missing After Meeting With VP of European Parliament

    One of the two Falun Dafa practitioners, Mr. Cao Dong, 36, who met with Mr. Edward McMillan-Scott, Vice President of the European Parliament, on May 21st, 2006 in Beijing, is missing. It is believed he has been arrested by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) regime. Although Cao Dong has been married for many years, the couple has been together for only a few weeks because of the persecution of Falun Gong by the CCP.
  • An Account about the Staged Self-Immolation Event in Tiananmen Square by a Neighbour of Victim Ms. Liu Chunling

    On May 12th 2006, I went to Kaifeng City, Henan Province for a business negotiation. My business partner was a woman, and we talked freely. After a little while, I switched our topic and told her about Falun Gong. When I mentioned the staged self-immolation event in Tiananmen Square, unexpectedly, my business partner told me that she was a next-door neighbour of Ms. Liu Chunling, one of the victims of the event who died of a fatal blow to the head from a policeman. She then told me many things about Ms. Liu Chunling.