True Facts Regarding Unlawful Arrests, Labour Camp Sentences and Extortion By Authorities in NanDu County, Sichuan Province

In 1996, Falun Dafa was spreading in NanDu County located in northern Sichuan Province, at this time the amount of practitioners numbered over a thousand. After the persecution began, nearly thirty practitioners made it to Beijing to reveal the truth of the persecution. Seventeen practitioners have been sent to labour camps illegally and without trial.

In July 2000 alone, this county caught dozens of practitioners at one time, illegally sentenced 10 practitioners to labour camps, and extorted about 100,000 yuan [Note: an average urban worker's monthly salary is 500 yuan]. For those practitioners who went to Beijing to appeal, a 10,000 Yuan "sending fee" is demanded from either the company where they work, the street committee responsible where they live, or the County (Village) government. After that, attempts are made to get the "sending fee" reimbursed from the practitioner's personal assets. The following cases are some of the facts we have obtained regarding this unlawful practice:

Zhang Zhaohong (Zhang Xiaohong), male, 29 years old, is a peasant in Nanlong Village, Zhaoer, Nanbu County. Police caught him on October 29, 1999 when he went to the Beijing National Appealing Centre to petition for the restoration of a legal practice environment and to restore the reputation of Falun Dafa's founder. He was illegally detained in the County Detention Centre for 33 days and illegally fined 1,500 yuan. He was seized again at the end of 1999 and sent to the Xinhua Labour Camp in Mianyang City, Sichuan province with a one-year sentence because he wrote a letter to the County government reporting some facts regarding the persecution. In the summer of 2001, he was apprehended on the train from Guangzhou to Chongqing. We learned that he was telling the truth of the persecution to people and was found to have a truth-clarifying flyer in his possession. He has now been illegally sentenced to a two-year term at a labour camp and has been sent to the Xiahua Labour Camp in Mianyang.

Liu Liping, female, about 50 years old, was a worker in Automobile Team 52 in Nanbu County. She was apprehended on June 30th 2000, when she went to Tiananmen Square to open a Dafa banner to protest the persecution of Dafa. Her company had 10,000 Yuan, extorted from them by the authorities for her public appeal. She was dismissed by her company and then illegally sentenced to a labour camp for 2 years without trial. She is now detained in the Sichuan Nanmusi Province Women's Labour Camp. She is not allowed to receive any phone calls from her family.

Jing Huilin, female, about 30 years old, was a professional working at the Nanbu County Bank of Agriculture. She was seized on June 30th 2000, on Tiananmen Square when she opened a banner. The authorities extorted 10,000 yuan from her and forced her company to terminate her. She was then sentenced to a one-year labour camp term without trial and was detained in Nanmusi for 11 months. She was seized again on October 17th when she was distributing truth-clarifying Dafa materials. Now she is being held in a detention centre. It's been reported that she was sentenced to a three-year labour camp term.

He Juying is a 40-year-old female and mother with children. She was seized when she went to the Beijing National Appealing Centre to exercise her rights to legally appeal and then detained in the County Detention Centre. It is not known at present the amount of money she was fined and the number of days she was detained. She was seized in June 2000, when she was practising the Falun Dafa exercises on Tiananmen Square during a trip she took to Beijing to reveal the truth. She had 10,000 yuan extorted from her by the authorities and was sentenced to a 2-year labour camp term without trial. She is now being detained at the Sichuan Nanmusi Province Women's Labour Camp.

Fan Ruimin, is a female and mother who is over 50 years old. She was seized on July 9th 2000, when she went to Beijing to reveal the truth of the persecution, then illegally detained for 35 days and fined 3000 yuan. Her house was searched on January 4, 2000. The police confiscated Falun Dafa books, truth clarifying materials, a TV and a Video Tape Recorder, 8,500 yuan in cash and $400 deposited by her daughter. She then became homeless, and was seized on June 2001 at a Falun Dafa conference. She was sentenced to a 2-year labour camp term without trial and is now being held in a detention centre.

Fan Jinhua, is a 40 year old female living in the rural area of Wuli village, Zhaoer, Naubu County. She was apprehended on July 2001, while she was posting truth-clarifying Dafa materials and illegally sentenced to a year and half term. She is now being held in a detention centre while her two children are forced to live at home alone.

Yang Junyu, female, over 40 years old, was a worker in the Nanbu County Lumber Company. She was seized on October 29th 1999, when she went to the Beijing National Appealing Center to appeal, detained in County Detention Centre for 33 days without a trial, and unlawfully fined 4,500 yuan. Police seized her on the morning of June 29th 2000, while she was practising in a park and sentenced to a one-year labour camp term without due process. She was detained in the Nanmusi labour camp for one year and 50 days. She continues to practice Falun Dafa and refused to cooperate with the authorities attempts to brainwash her and get her to renounce her belief.

Zhang Dingqiu, female, over 40 years old, was a worker in the Nanbu County Food Station. She was illegally detained for 15 days when she wrote a letter in the year 2000 to the county government to reflect the true situation of Falun Gong. She was seized on June 21st 2000, when she went to the Beijing National Appealing Centre to submit her appeal and then sent to a labour camp for one year. During her detention in the county detention centre, she was slapped, shocked with an electric baton, shackled with an iron chain weighing about 10 jin [Note: one jin is equal to 500 grams]. She continues to firmly practice Falun Dafa and refuses cooperate with the authorities attempts to brainwash her and get her to renounce her belief. Liu Zegang, male, 32 years old, lives in the rural area of Jinyuqiao's No.9 village, Nanlong Town, Nanbu County. He was seized on October 29, 1999, when he went to the Beijing National Appealing Centre to appeal. After that he was held in the County Detention Centre for over 30 days without trial and fined 5,000 Yuan.

Lai Qixiu, female, is over 40 years old. She was seized on July 9th 2000, when she went to Beijing to protest, and was illegally detained for 30 days. She was unlawfully fined 5,000 Yuan and forced to pay a "release fee" of 7,000 Yuan.
Wu Zijun, female, is over 40 years old. She was apprehended on July 9th 2000, when she went to Beijing to protest. She was held for 39 days without trial and unlawfully fined 10,000 Yuan.

Cai Huaiyi, male, is about 50 years old. He was seized on July 9th 2000, when he went to Beijing to protest. He was detained for 40 days without trial and unlawfully fined 5,000 Yuan.

Lou Jiaxiu, female, is about 60 years old and is a retired teacher. Police ransacked her house without any reason on January 16th 2001, confiscated her Falun Dafa books. She was detained for 47 days without trial and fined 4,000 Yuan.
Yang Xianfang, female, is over 40 years old. She was detained on June 20th 2000, when she went to Beijing to validate Dafa and unlawfully detained for 33 days. At that time she was fined 7,000 Yuan. She was seized on January 5, 2001, and unlawfully fined an additional 5,000 yuan. On September 18, 2001, the authorities arrested her again and unlawfully fined her an additional 2,500 Yuan. Gong Xiaohong, male, over 30 years old, is a member of the Nanbu County Bureau of Industry and Business. He was seized on June 30th 2000, when he went to Tiananmen Square to unfurl a banner revealing the truth of the persecution and had 10,000 Yuan extorted from him. His company paid the unlawful fine in full and then automatically deducted it from his salary. The authorities detained him for 40 days without trial.

Yuan Suzhen, female, over 60 years old, and also a mother. She was seized on June 30, 2000, when she went to Tiananmen Square to open a banner supporting Falun Dafa and had 10,000 Yuan extorted from her. The street committee paid the amount in full on her behalf before collecting the money from her.

Gong Suqiong, female, about 40 years old, is a peasant in Sanguan Town, Nanbu County. She was seized on June 30th 2000, when she went to Beijing National Appealing Centre to appeal. She had 10,000 Yuan extorted from her and she was also unlawfully detained for over 40 days. On January 2000, the authorities detained both she and her husband when they became afraid the couple possibly would go to Tiananmen Square to appeal again. The amount of days they were detained is unknown at present.

Liang Pannan, is over 30 years old and is self-employed in Jinyuqiao village, Nanlong town, Nanbu County. He was seized on June 30, 2000, when he went to Tiananmen Square to open a banner to protest. The authorities extorted 10,000 Yuan and illegally detained him for over 30 days. On January 27, 2000, he refused to write a "guarantee letter" to stop practising Falun Dafa and was unlawfully detained for another 40 days.

Wang Xinping, is a male, over 40 years old, and is self-employed in Jiangxin town, Nanbu County. He was seized on June 30, 2000, when he went to Tiananmen Square to open a banner protesting the unlawful persecution. He had 10,000 Yuan extorted from him by the authorities and was also detained for over 30 days. Upon his release, the authorities extorted an additional 2,000 Yuan from him. His house was illegally searched on January 5, 2001 and the police confiscated one Falun Dafa book and two exercise tapes from the premises. He was sentenced to one-year in a forced labour camp without trial. His one-year term of labour camp was to be served in addition to the time he had spent while unlawfully detained in the detention centre.

Liu Weibi, is a female, about 50 years old. She was detained on October 17th 2001, while she was distributing truth-clarifying materials and detained without trial for 34 days. In addition the authorities extorted 4,000 Yuan from her.

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