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One morning in late 1999, the workers of Shengyang Heavy Machine Factory were met with a surprise. Instead of relaying the usual announcements, to which all 30,000 employees were duty-bound to listen, the company loudspeakers were on the warpath. “Traitor!” they yelled. “Evil!” they screamed. The object of their malice was junior sales manager Li Weixun. The workers who knew her could not believe their ears…
“The mental torture I endured was worse than the physical abuse. It’s terrible to remember it. I spent six months in solitary confinement in a room about seven square metres, utterly deprived of human contact..."
The Falun Dafa Information Center has learned that Falun Gong practitioner Peter Yuan Li was assaulted and robbed by armed Asian men yesterday in his Atlanta home. Li is an information technology specialist who has been active in Falun Gong human rights advocacy over the past six years.
The Falun Dafa Information Center recently obtained photographs that provide startling evidence of torture in China at the hands of authorities. The photos reveals horrific mutilation of the breasts of Falun Gong adherent Ms. Wang Yunjie, of Dalian city, Liaoning province, and bespeak of the continued violence perpetrated in China against followers of the Falun Gong.
With assistance and support from the U.S. State Department, Members of Congress and several NGOs, Ms. Weixun Li arrived in the U.S. last week as a UN refugee. Li had fled China where she had been tortured to the brink of death.
Thirty-two-year-old Ms. Zhu Xia cries, laughs, and often bangs on doors and windows madly. She soils her clothing uncontrollably, and has frequent hallucinations, tossing and turning restlessly amidst unseen enemies.
Photos of 36-year-old Ms. Gao Rongrong, whose face was severely disfigured from seven hours of electric shock torture, were obtained from sources inside China last week.
For over a year, Ms. Yueli Yang, a senior engineer in China's space program, has been held in a Chinese forced labour camp because she practices Falun Gong.