December 23 2005, Falun Gong News Bulletin
Monitoring the Falun Gong Human Rights Crisis in China
- FDI: SENIOR CHINESE OFFICIAL LUO GAN SUED IN ARGENTINA FOR GENOCIDE
- NEW YORK TIMES: CHINESE LAWYER TAKES ON FALUN GONG CASES, FACES THREATS
- FDI: WORLDWIDE PROTESTS CONDEMN RAPE OF FALUN GONG WOMEN BY POLICE
- EPOCH TIMES: CHINESE POLICE BEAT MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER TO DEATH
SENIOR CHINESE OFFICIAL LUO GAN SUED IN ARGENTINA FOR GENOCIDE
NEW YORK (FDI)—During an official visit to Argentina, on December 13 Chinese cabinet member Luo Gan was sued by Falun Gong practitioners for his role in the torture and genocide against Falun Gong in China. Gan is largely responsible for the implementation of former president Jiang Zemin’s “eradicate Falun Gong” policy. Luo personally monitors the different branches of the government, as well as the forced labor camps around the country, to ensure that the policy is followed with whatever means necessary. Two prominent local attorneys filed the suit at the Buenos Aires Federal Court.
CHINESE LAWYER TAKES ON FALUN GONG CASES, FACES THREATS
BEIJING (New York Times)—Mr. Gao [Zhisheng] has been blocked from filing lawsuits on behalf of Falun Gong members. But in open letters to the leadership, he said the secret police had tortured sect members to make them renounce Falun Gong. He described a police-run, extra-judicial “brainwashing base” where, he said, one client was first starved and then force-fed until he threw up. Another of his Falun Gong clients, he says, was raped while in police custody…The Beijing Judicial Bureau handed him a list of cases and clients that were off limits, including Falun Gong…This fall, he said, security agents have followed him constantly…By late November, the bureau issued a new notice demanding that Mr. Gao hand over his personal law license as well as his firm’s operating permit. Both had to be in the hands of the bureau by Dec. 14. The authority would otherwise “use force according to law to carry it out.”
Full Story: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/13/international/asia/13lawyer.html
WORLDWIDE PROTESTS CONDEMN RAPE OF FALUN GONG WOMEN BY POLICE
(FDI)—Since news of the November 25 rape of two Falun Gong women in police custody, Falun Gong practitioners have been staging protests spanning the globe. The protests have been held outside of Chinese consulates and embassies in Finland, Ireland, Thailand, Japan, Canada, and Washington DC, New York, and Los Angeles. Protesters call on the Chinese government to hold accountable the police officer responsible for the brutal rapes, named He Xuejian. Officer He used electric stun batons on one of the victim’s breasts, slapped, and choked her.
Full Story: http://www.faluninfo.net/displayAnArticle.asp?ID=9299
CHINESE POLICE BEAT MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER TO DEATH
JIANGXI, CHINA (The Epoch Times)—Falun Gong practitioner Weidong Fei, who was a teacher in the Jiujiang County No. 1 Middle School in Jiangxi Province, was reported to the police by a store owner while he was telling others…about the persecution of Falun Gong. The police arrived at the scene and closed the store’s roll-up doors, then brutally beat Weidong Fei to death on the spot…His family was forbidden to see his body and his body was sent to be cremated without the consent of his family. The police passed his ashes to his family and threatened his family not to protest his unlawful death. According to insiders, due to the beating, his body was covered with bruises, there were two bloody holes on both of his temples, and all of his front teeth were broken off.
Full Story: http://english.epochtimes.com/news/5-12-4/35353.html