The Chinese Communist Party has been carrying out massive arrests across the country, spanning several provinces and many cities, according to numerous sources in China. The arrests are targeting anyone believed to have an affiliation with Falun Gong, and witnesses say that some cities are being controlled under martial law conditions.
During the Chinese Spring Festival in 2003, Liu Jie, a 37-year-old woman practitioner was tortured to death for peacefully distributing greeting cards with the Chinese characters for "Truthfulness-Benevolence-Forbearance" on them.
Ms. Xiaoyun Fu from Wuhan City was tortured to death last month by Chinese police.
According to a February 2001, Chinese state-run media report, Ms. Yanying Wu and her brother had quickly "renounced" Falun Gong under the "care" of the Chinese Communist Party and moved on to become "rich" grape farmers.
The defense counsel in the Hong Kong case charging peaceful Falun Gong demonstrators with obstructing the sidewalk cited "over policing" and "unprofessional" behavior among the Hong Kong police during violent arrests last March.
Ms. Yoko Kaneko was sentenced to one and a half years labor re-education by Beijing police on June 24 for distributing Falun Gong-related materials on Beijing's streets in May.
Danielle Wang, a civil engineering student at the University of Texas in Austin, has not seen or heard from her father in three years. The last time she saw him was on Chinese state-run television as he was being sentenced to 16 years in prison for his practice of Falun Gong.
With just three days until National Day celebrations kick off in China, reports are showing that two more Falun Gong practitioners were recently tortured to death in police custody in Hebei and Liaoning Provinces, according to sources inside China.
The Chinese regime is using the recent terrorist attacks on the U.S. and the upcoming National Day of the People's Republic of China on October 1st as pretexts to take even more reckless action against Falun Gong.