Two Disabled Women Tried in Chuxiong City

November 15, 2016 | By a Minghui correspondent in Yunnan Province, China

( Ms. An Lanbo and Ms. Wang Ping were tried by the Chuxiong City Court on October 26, 2016, for practicing Falun Gong.

The two women spoke in their own defense. Ms. An told the court that practicing Falun Gong does not violate any existing Chinese law and is allowed in other countries. The prosecutor recommended that Ms. An be sentenced to up to a four-year prison term and Ms. Wang up to eight-years.


Five Beijing Women Tried in as Many Months in Same Detention Center

November 14, 2016 | By a Minghui correspondent in Beijing

( Five Pinggu District residents were tried in Pinggu District Detention Center between May and October 2016. All of them were sentenced to prison for refusing to renounce Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline being persecuted by the Chinese communist regime.

Ms. Yang Xiaofeng was tried on May 24, and sentenced to two years and fined 4,000 yuan on June 22. Her appeal has been denied.

Ms. Liu Cuifen was tried on July 20, and sentenced to two years and fined 4,000 yuan on August 22. She has filed an appeal.

Munich Residents: Action Needed to Stop the Persecution

November 13, 2016 | By Minghui correspondent Li Xinci

( Nearly one thousand Falun Gong practitioners marched in Munich, Germany on November 5, 2016 to raise awareness of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) persecution of Falun Gong, including killing practitioners for their organs.

The march last nearly three hours. It began from Odeonsplatz and passed by several landmark buildings and main streets before arriving at Max-Joseph Square. The march attracted the attention of many local residents and tourists, including some Chinese.

Recent Falun Gong Events: “Compassion Is a Universal Principle”

November 10, 2016

( Practitioners of Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) around the world have held public events for more than a decade to raise awareness of the persecution in China. Meanwhile, practitioners also hold free classes and other events to introduce this ancient Chinese cultivation practice to the public.

In this newsletter, we report on practitioners’ events in eight cities across the world over the last several weeks.

Father Denied Visits with Daughter Imprisoned for Her Faith

November 10, 2016 | By a Minghui correspondent in Liaoning Province

( A Shenyang father has been denied visits with his daughter, who is serving time for her faith in Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline being persecuted by the Chinese communist regime.

Ms. Sun Shujia, 37, was reading Falun Gong books together with some friends at a private home on April 17, 2014 when a group of officers broke in and seized them. She was later sentenced to 3 years and 2 months.

The authorities kept her at a local detention center for more than two years before moving her to a local prison in September 2016.

Her family has tried many times, unsuccessfully, to visit her since her prison transfer.

Most recently, her father went to the prison again on November 2. Two guards received him, but refused to let him see his daughter.

Mr. Sun grew worried when the guards told him that his daughter ate very little. They replied no when he asked if she was on a hunger strike.

Mr. Sun pleaded them to grant him a meeting with his daughter, as he was really concerned about her well-being. The guards left without responding.

The elderly man calls for the public to help seek release of his daughter, as she broke no law by exercising her constitutional right to freedom of belief.

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Category: Accounts of Persecution

A Speedy Recovery from Skull Fractures after Supporting Falun Dafa

November 09, 2016 | By Dafa practitioner Li Lian in Yantai City, Shandong Province, China

( I used to suffer from a number of chronic diseases, which were all healed after I started practicing Falun Dafa. My adherence to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance convinced my family of the goodness of Falun Dafa. Consequently, when the former Chinese Communist Party leader Jiang Zemin began the persecution of Falun Dafa p in 1999, my husband continued to support me, even under extreme duress.

While on his way to work in 2006, my husband was knocked down by a young, speeding motorcyclist and was taken to hospital for emergency treatment. I rushed to the hospital as soon as I received news of the accident.

The doctor invited me into his office and briefed me on my husband’s condition. Besides severe cranial bone fractures at the base and top of his skull, my husband also had major cerebral hemorrhages in two places.

Faced with a such a dire diagnosis, the doctor proposed a craniotomy to treat my husband’s injuries. My husband was horrified and rejected the proposed treatment. Even his brother was unable to convince him to undergo the surgery. As my husband refused to be swayed, the doctor decided to perform another CT scan the following day and asked us to consider transferring him to another facility if his condition worsened.

I firmly thought, “I have Master’s protection. There is nothing to fear.” I asked Master to save him and instructed my husband to sincerely repeat, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”

The next day the doctor examined the new CT scans and discovered that my husband’s injuries were recovering rapidly. The doctor was dumbfounded! Thirteen days after the accident my husband was discharged from the hospital.

The young motorcyclist’s father had been present while the doctor briefed us about my husband’s condition, but he left after hearing that a craniotomy was required. Faced with the prospect of having to pay between 100,000 and 80,000 yuan (~US$14,800 and ~$11,800) for my husband’s surgery, he refused to acknowledge responsibility.

I paid the motorcyclist’s family a visit after my husband was released from the hospital and clarified the truth about Falun Dafa to them. I told them Dafa was responsible for my husband’s miraculous recovery and reassured them that I would not ask for compensation. I asked them only to remember that “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”

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Category: People in China Awaken to the Truth

Thrice Given Forced Labor, Liaoning Man Faces Indictment for His Faith

November 08, 2016 | By a Minghui correspondent in Liaoning Province

( A Dashiqiao City resident faces indictment for refusing to renounce Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline being persecuted by the Chinese communist regime.

Mr. Liu Qingyu was walking down the street on June 28, 2016, when several officers came out of nowhere and seized him. They body searched him and confiscated the 1,830 yuan of cash he planned to use for some personal business.

Mr. Liu’s lawyer requested that his case be dismissed, as no law in China criminalizes Falun Gong. The police, however, proceeded to have him formally arrested in August. His case now rests with the local procuratorate, which may issue a formal indictment any time now.

Prior to his latest arrest, Mr. Liu had been given forced labor three times for his faith. His family worries about what lies in store for him and calls for his immediate release.

Three Prior Forced Labor Terms

Mr. Liu was first arrested on December 5, 1999 and had his home ransacked that night.

During the interrogation, officer Li Jinsheng took off Mr. Liu’s pants and held him down. A few officers used metal bars to strike his buttocks and legs until he passed out. When he came to, a deputy chief named Zhang Maojie punched him in the head for more than 30 minutes.

Mr. Liu was next transferred to Dashiqiao Detention Center, where he was forced to do hard labor without pay for long hours every day. He was given two years of forced labor six months later.

The police kept harassing Mr. Liu at home after his release. He was forced to live away from home, but was seized at a bus station in 2004. The police sent him to a labor camp, where he was incarcerated for half a year. Every day he was forced to watch propaganda videos slandering Falun Gong.

Mr. Liu was arrested again on May 4, 2008 and given one year of forced labor. The guards at Masanjia Labor Camp only gave him a meager amount of food to eat every day. In the meantime, they forced him to work for extended periods of time, allowing him only a couple of hours of sleep every night.

The police took him out of the labor camp on August 7, 2008 and conducted a marathon interrogation session in the police department. They shocked him with electric batons intermittently from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. They shocked his fingers, toes, and penis. His big toe nails fell off as a result.

The police next kept him at Heicheng City Detention Center for one month before moving him back to the labor camp. He was abused to the point of losing half of his body weight.

He wasn’t released until 2009, only to be arrested again 7 years later.

Chinese version available

Category: Accounts of Persecution