PureInsight | January 2, 2006
[PureInsight.org] Around 10 p.m. on November 5, 2005, strong wind and heavy rain fell on Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province. Thunder and lighting lasted for two hours. The atmospheric condition was similar to a hot summer day. The only difference was that the air temperature was lower.
Claps of thunder lingered on and dazzling lighting woke people up. But the sky was clear and boundless the next morning. There is an old Chinese saying: "Thundering in October, thieves will be everywhere." Many people couldn't understand why such extreme weather had occurred.
On November 13, an explosion occurred in the Benzene Production Plant of Jilin Petroleum Company, a subsidiary of the China National Petroleum Corporation. According to Chinese media reports, seven people died and more than seventy people were injured in the accident. Tens of thousands of residents had to be evacuated. The Chinese regime initially concealed the fact that benzene, a highly poisonous chemical, had leaked into the Songhua River, the source of water used by millions of people in Harbin City. Local residents were without water for several days. Many people escaped from the city.
Even before the impact of this accident had been fully felt, another explosion ripped through the Dongfeng Coal Mine, a state-owned mine in Heilongjiang Province, killing 134 miners. The Dongfeng Coal Mine is run by a branch of the Heilongjiang Longmei Mining (Group) Co. Ltd., a conglomerate of state-owned major coal businesses in the province.
An overseas Chinese media outlet had the following commentary, "This is a troubled time for Heilongjiang Province, which is situated at the most northern part of China. It has experienced many major calamities that shocked the world. It is now the darkest province in China. On May 10th of this year, a major flood took place in Shalan Township, Ningan City, and 117 children from the Changan Elementary School died in the flood." … "Misfortune didn't come alone: Flood in May, water pollution in Songhua River in November, and then a mine explosion in the Dongfeng Coal Mine two weeks later."
It should be clear that the unusual thunder and lightning that occurred on November 5 in Harbin was a sign of the heaven's anger. The heavenly principle of "good is rewarded with good, and evil is met with evil" tells people that everything that takes place has its cause. The Chinese officials in Heilongjiang Province have done many things against heaven's laws. Since 1999, they have been actively persecuting Falun Gong practitioners.
According to many reports on the Clearwisdom website, since July 20, 1999, the Harbin Women's Prison has been a nest of evil because of its persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. Prison guards and criminals incarcerated at the prison work together to torture Falun Gong practitioners who are detained there. In order to obtain rewards and recognition from their superiors, some guards personally use savage means to torture Falun Gong practitioners. On August 5, 2004, at the instigation of prison guards, criminals at the prison tied eight Dafa practitioners who were being detained on the 5th floor of the 8th Division on metal beds. They handcuffed practitioners to the edge of the bed in a "forced backbend" position (This is a very painful form of torture in which one arm is reaching down the back behind the head and the other hand meets it from the lower back. The two hands are cuffed together to cause unbearable pain). The practitioners weren't allowed to sleep at night and were restricted in using the toilet. They were handcuffed in sitting position for as long as four and one half months. Because of the long duration of handcuffing, some practitioners developed hemorrhoids, some nephritis. Their hands all became extremely swollen.
According to a report on Clearwisdom website on November 23, 2005, "Some practitioners were hung from the upper frame of a bunk bed by their back-cuffed hands - with feet above the ground for over three months. Others were forced to sit on the concrete floor for up to four months. These corporal punishments have been used in the First, Fifth, Eighth, and Ninth Divisions in the prison. Practitioners in the Eighth Division have held several hunger strikes, each lasting about a month, to show solidarity with practitioners still in solitary confinement. Practitioner Li Yushu went on a hunger struck for over six months." The eye-witness accounts of the persecution against Falun Gong practitioners inside the prison were written on a piece of cloth and passed on to the outside world through the hands of several people. A practitioner transcribed the hand-written message on the cloth and compiled it into the above article.
According to a report on Clearwisdom website on July 16, 2005, Mr. An Senbiao, 38, a former employee at the No.2 Oil Extraction Plant in Daqing City and a Falun Dafa practitioner, was arrested on January 24, 2005 for clarifying the facts about Falun Dafa inside the Babaishang Police Station in Daqing City. While being detained at Longfeng Detention Center, he was forced to wear shackles weighting about 33 lbs, which are normally reserved for people facing the death penalty. The guards used the shackles to tie Mr. An on a metal ring secured to the ground. In the cold winter, the guards soaked his cotton-padded jacket and trousers with cold water. After he was sent to the Suihua Forced Labor Camp, Mr. An was burned, pricked with needles, force-fed laundry powder, shocked with electric batons, sexually assaulted, and is now on the verge of death.
According to data compiled by Clearwisdom, 343 Falun Gong practitioners in Heilongjiang Province have been tortured to death, which is the second highest death toll of Falun Gong practitioners among all provinces in China.
Under the heavenly climate of "Heaven's destruction of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)," heaven keeps sending natural calamities as warnings to people and to expose the evilness of the CCP to them. The persecution of Falun Gong must be stopped and the destruction of the evil CCP is inevitable.
Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/zj/articles/2005/12/5/34842.html