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  • Arrested While Visiting a Friend, Chifeng Woman Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Zhang Cuimin was seized by police from the Songshan District Domestic Security Division when she went to visit a friend. She was sentenced to seven years in prison by the Songshan District Court in Chifeng. Since 2012, Chifeng police have continually harassed, arrested, and tortured Falun Gong practitioners. According to available statistics, in a span of three months, 14 practitioners have been arrested, interrogated, and tortured and their homes ransacked. Even more practitioners and their relatives have been harassed. They are all being detained in the Songshan District Detention and the Hongshan District Detention Centre. They are forced to pick beans and do hard labour. They work long hours with very limited rest time.
  • Wang Caixia, Who Has Experienced Years of Persecution, Held in Brainwashing Centre Once Again

    On May 31st, 2012, Falun Gong practitioner Wang Caixia was arrested as she went to work. This latest arrest is yet another round of persecution against Ms. Wang, who has endured years of harassment, imprisonment and torture at the hands of the Chinese Communist Party. The police confiscated a computer from her house, and at noon, four policemen went to Wang Caixia's parents' home and told them that Wang Caixia was being held in the Gongjiawan Brainwashing Centre.
  • Yu Huazhi Detained Over Six Months, Family Denied Visitation

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Yu Huazhi was arrested on November 5th, 2011 and has been detained for more than six months. Her family went to the detention centre many times, but has not been allowed to see her. Officials at the detention centre however, ordered them to pay for Ms. Yu's medical expenses, as she had a cardiac examination at the police hospital.
  • Xiangfang District Court in Harbin Tries Xiao Kun and Three Other Practitioners

    On May 18th, 2012, the Xiangfang District Court in Harbin tried Falun Gong practitioners Xiao Kun, Xiao Yang, Zhang Shengguo, and Hou Yinghua. The four are among dozens of Falun Gong practitioners who were arrested on December 31st, 2011. Their attorneys filed not-guilty pleas in court for them. During the trial, the police fabricated evidence against them. The Chinese Communist Party never treats Falun Gong practitioners according to the law. So-called trials are just a formality, and are a farce. The police often fabricate evidence and try to frame practitioners.
  • New Round of Arrests in the Shenyang City Shenbei New District

    Officers from the Shenbei New District Police Department in Shenyang City simultaneously carried out arrests of Falun Gong practitioners in four different places. The arrests took place on the evening of June 7th, 2012. Police arrested Ms. Guan Yaqing and her non-practitioner husband and took them to the Huangjia Township Police Station.
  • Pharmacist Mr. Gao Shouhai from Shaanxi Province Dies as a Result of Persecution in Weinan Prison

    Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Gao Shouhai, 48, died on May 15th, 2012 after he had been physically abused and tortured in Weinan Prison for nearly 4 years. Over the past few years, team lead Zhang Zhongqiu instigated ruthless criminal Su Mingying, whose nickname is “the beast,” to severely physically abuse and torture Falun Gong practitioners. The prison authorities have tightly blocked news of Mr. Gao's death. Information about his death and details regarding the persecution he was subjected to are being investigated.
  • Nine Falun Gong Practitioners Arrested in 3 Weeks in Pingdu City

    Officials in Pingdu City, Shandong Province, have arrested many Falun Gong practitioners since the start of 2012. The Pingdu 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong) and various local police stations have participated in the persecution. Nine practitioners were taken into custody from May 21st to June 13th, 2012. On May 21st, police arrested Ms. Li Jihua when she spoke to people about Falun Gong in a local market. Ms. Li was sent to the Dashan Detention Centre in Qingdao City.
  • Mr. Sun Jiefeng and Mr. Deng Tiansheng Sentenced in Shenzhen City

    The Universiade Games were hosted in Shenzhen in 2011. Under the pretence of maintaining security for the event, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) authorities arrested and incarcerated many Falun Gong practitioners in the area. Police arrested Mr. Sun Jiefeng and Mr. Deng Tiansheng on April 22nd, 2011. Both practitioners have been incarcerated in the Longgang District Detention Centre for over a year. Longgang District Court recently sentenced Mr. Sun to 2 years and 10 months in prison and Mr. Deng to 1 year and 3 months in prison. Mr. Sun is in the process of appealing the verdict.
  • Doctor at Harbin Chinese Medicine Hospital Now a Paraplegic as a Result of Torture

    Dr. Tian Qingling worked in Harbin Chinese Medicine Hospital. She was arrested six months ago and taken to a forced labour camp. She was tortured so severely in Qianjin Women's Forced Labour Camp in Harbin that her legs were paralyzed and she is now a paraplegic. When her existing patients and new patients came to the hospital for their appointments with her, the hospital managers lied and told them that she couldn't come to work due to family issues.
  • Transferred to Three Brainwashing Centres in One Month, Ms. Wang Yin Recounts Her Experience of Harassment, Forced-feeding, and Torture

    After Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Wang Yin was arrested on August 24th, 2011, she was held at the Jilin City Shahezi brainwashing facility for eight days and was then transferred to the Xinglongshan brainwashing facility in Changchun City on September 1st. On September 21st she was transferred again, to the Shulan brainwashing facility. She was not released until September 29th. Within the span of one month, Wang Yin endured brutal persecution in these three brainwashing centres. During that period, the mistreatment and abuse included forced-feeding, sexual assault, being tied to a death bed, and other atrocities.
  • Police Cover-up Suspected in Death of Falun Gong Practitioner Ms. Wang Diansong

    A Falun Gong practitioner, Ms. Wang Diansong, was killed on the evening of May 12th, 2012. Police suppressed the news and have been refusing to provide any information to the victim's family. Police then arranged for Ms. Wang's family to visit the hospital, where they were told of Ms. Wang's death and that an autopsy had been done on May 13th. The autopsy and photos revealed that Ms. Wang had sustained fractures to her clavicle, had injuries on the back of her head and face, had swollen lips, and had bled from the nose and several other places. The forensic examiner concluded she died as a result of being struck with a blunt object.
  • Zhai Hui Detained for Over a Month, His Family Not Allowed to Visit

    Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Zhai Hui was arrested by officers from Shenhe Police Department and Binhe Police Station on April 15th, 2012. He was charged with “suspicion of installing a satellite dish and disclosing state secrets.” This arrest was planned and arranged by the State Security Unit of Shenyang Police Department. His case has been handed to the Procuratorate to put extra pressure on Mr. Zhai.
  • Taiwanese Falun Gong Practitioner Arrested in China By Zhong Yuan & Chen Zhen

    A Taiwanese businessman and Falun Gong practitioner was abducted by Chinese security forces last week, starting a campaign by his family to raise political and media attention about the case on the small island. Zhong Dingbang left Taiwan on June 15th for a three-day trip to Ganzhou, China, to visit relatives. He was expected to return home on June 18th, but never did. His phone was dead, too.
  • Mr. Yu Xuezhong, 53, Dies in Detention One Day after His Arrest

    The Jilin City Police Department organised a large-scale arrest of Falun Gong practitioners on the evening of May 29th, 2012. Many police cars were seen on the streets. The police broke into practitioners' homes, harassing and arresting them, and confiscating personal belongings. More than 20 practitioners were arrested and their homes were ransacked. Mr. Yu Xuezhong was visiting Mr. Li Wenjun when police broke into Mr. Li's home. Mr. Li and Mr. Yu were both arrested and taken to the Gaoxin Police Station. They were both interrogated. Mr. Yu died the next day, on May 30th. His family has received the official death notice from the authorities. The details of his death are to be investigated.
  • Falun Gong Practitioner Li Xianzhong from Heilongjiang Province Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Watching NTD Television

    Falun Gong practitioner Li Xianzhong was arrested by local police in May 2008 and sentenced to four years in Jiamusi Prison in January 2009. The following is his personal account of the events of his capture and sentencing: "In detention I was locked up in an iron cage. Guard Xu Lianbin took me to the office and asked me who else practised Falun Gong. When I said I didn't know, he put 80-pound shackles on me. Wearing the heavy shackles day and night quickly caused my skin to tear open, and my ankles started bleeding. They finally took them off after seven days."