The Falun Dafa Information Center
has compiled this special report to clarify and document
the brutal and systematic violence against women that
has been carried out in the People's Republic of China
during the nearly two-year crackdown against Falun Gong.
Rape, torture, sexual abuse, illegal detention, forced
labor, incarceration in Mental Hospitals and even murder
of female practitioners have occurred regularly in police
facilities and labor "reeducation" camps throughout
China. Many of these cases have been well documented
by news agencies and human rights organizations, such
as the Wall Street Journal and Amnesty International.
Because the sheer magnitude of
these abuses against women would require several volumes
to document, we have compiled only a small number of
cases representing the specific types of torture and
brutality being unleashed upon female practitioners
by Chinese government officials. Therefore, this report
does not seek to document every known case, but rather
provide clear and comprehensive evidence of the types
of cases that are widespread in China today.
Our primary source of information
for this document is from reports sent to us by eyewitnesses
and victims inside China, and secondarily from news
media and human rights organizations. In particular,
Amnesty International has recently released a comprehensive
report on torture in China, which has served as a valuable
source of information on violence against women in the
crackdown against Falun Gong in China (See Amnesty
International Index: ASA 17/004/2001).
-- Falun Dafa Information Center
day before Chen Zixiu died, her captors again
demanded that she renounce her faith in Falun
Dafa. Barely conscious after repeated jolts from
a cattle prod, the 58-year-old stubbornly shook
her head. Enraged, the local officials ordered
Ms. Chen to run barefoot in the snow. Two days
of torture had left her legs bruised and her short
black hair matted with pus and blood... She crawled
outside, vomited and collapsed. She never regained
consciousness, and died on Feb. 21."
-- Ian Johnson, Pulitzer-prize winning article
for The Wall Street Journal
"I told him: "Don't
do this to Falun Gong practitioners. We live by
the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance"...I
felt no hatred. I just kept asking him to be good."
-- a female Falun Gong practitioner telling how
she was beaten and raped by a Beijing police officer.
is, in my judgement, the single greatest spiritual
movement in Asia today. There is nothing that
begins to compare with it in courage and importance."
-- Mark Palmer, Vice-Chairman of the Board for
Freedom House and former U.S. Ambassador