Ms. Liang Shufen is 44 years old. She is a staff member at the Tangshan Iron & Steel Company's (hereafter referred to as "the Company") living quarters at No. 5, Row 10, 11th Street, East-Staff Residence , Lubei District, Tangshan City, Hebei Province. In October 2000, Ms. Liang's child was only seven months old when she was arrested, searched, beaten and detained by police because she went to Beijing to appeal on behalf of Falun Gong. Fu Ruijun (male) from the Company's own Police Department, and the head of the department, surnamed Pan (male, given name unknown), detained Ms. Liang at the Company's western residence for seven days. Zheng Wu, from the Company's living quarters, tried to force Ms. Liang to renounce her belief. He did not allow her to see her child during the seven days although she normally breastfed her baby and she wasn't allowed to sleep. However, Ms. Liang upheld her belief in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Because she didn't renounce her belief, her unit transferred her to a mental hospital in Xiaoshan, Tangshan City for further abuse. Ms. Liang was there for five years and almost died in the hospital. The doctor in charge was Sun Hexiang. He injected unknown drugs into Ms. Xiang's body. Every month, the Company paid the hospital one thousand yuan for "medical bills." After being there for five years, she had mental disorders, severe injuries from failed suicide attempts, third degree crippling and depression (Note: Severe abuse drove Ms. Liang to try to commit suicide, although Falun Gong teaches against any form of killing, including suicide). When she was released after five years, her wages were lowered, making life extremely difficult.
Authorities in the central Chinese province of Hubei send a prominent cyber-activist serving a suspended sentence back to jail. Meanwhile, in neighboring Hunan, veteran labor activist Zhang Shanguang vows to continue his human rights work following his release from a 10-year prison sentence.
Ms. Ma Duo, a 26-year-old practitioner, has been illegally sentenced to three years in prison by the Jiamusi Suburban Court. Ms. Ma and her family have appealed the case. They hired attorneys from Beijing to defend Ms. Ma. When attorneys from Beijing and Ms. Ma's family went to the Jiamusi City Intermediate Court to process the paperwork for representing Ms. Ma, a dozen plainclothes police officers took Ms. Ma's relatives into custody right in front of the attorneys.
The Huaihua City government, 610 Office, and other departments use the excuse of ensuring "safety" during the Olympics and the Olympic torch coming to Hunan Province in order to implement increased persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. Acts of persecution have included arrests, ransacking of homes and harassment in cities, counties, and villages.
Practitioner Mr. Zhang Tao from Shuangcheng City, Heilongjiang Province was tortured to death by the CCP. His daughter, Ms. Zhang Jianhui, was sentenced to prison for ten years and is currently being held in the Harbin City Women's Prison. His wife, Ms. Yao Caiwei, has been arrested many times, sentenced to forced labor camps twice, and longs for her husband and the return of her daughter.
My name isHuang Kui. I enrolled in a Ph.D. program at Tsinghua University in 1999. On December 16, 2000, I was illegally arrested at Zhuhai City in Guangdong Province. On December 18, I was transferred to the notorious Zhuhai City No. 2 Detention Center where I was tortured.
On the morning of July 4, 2008, officers from Chang'an Police Station in Dadong District, Shenyang City tried to arrest Ms. Chen Yumei, 48, on Pangjiang Street near Ms. Chen's neighborhood. They brutally beat and kicked her. Many bystanders witnessed the brutality, and saw that Ms. Chen passed out from the beating.
Since Ms. Yin Fengxiu, a practitioner from Yining City, Xinjiang Province, was arrested on June 12, 2008, the Yining police have arrested about 20 more practitioners. The police first made the arrests and then determined the charges.
Ms. Lang Fengxian, in her 60s, lived in the Gaojiayuan Neighborhood in Chaoyang District, Beijing. She used to have breast cancer, but she recovered after she started practicing Falun Dafa in 1996. After July 20, 1999, she firmly held onto her faith in "Truthfulness-Compassion- Forbearance," was sentenced to forced labor by 610 Office agents, and her old sickness recurred. She was bailed out for medical parole.