(Clearwisdom.net) Practitioner Hou Yanshuang who lives in the East District near Lingyuan Steel Mill was arrested when he was clarifying the truth about Dafa, and was deprived of sleep for 2 days. The criminal policemen seized all his cash and deposit books totaling over 20,000 Yuan [the average income of an ordinary urban worker is 500 Yuan] under the guise of searching for Dafa books. In the City Police Department Detention Center, Deputy Chief Meng Xiandong put heavy shackles weighing some 40-50 pounds on Hou and did not take them off for over half a month. He also cuffed both of Hou's hands behind his back [one hand down from his shoulder and another hand up from his back] for 5 hours and wouldn't allow him to sleep, eat or sit. Hou could not take care of himself in any way.

Practitioner Zheng Chunyan, who lives in the East District of Lingyuan Steel Mill, was arrested into the No. 1 Section of the City Police Department on October 21, 2001 when she was clarifying the truth about Dafa. Police officers cuffed her hands behind her back to a chair, held her hair tightly while they slapped her face with a book and then forced her to stand with legs wide apart. The corrupt police kept scolding her while they beat her.

Practitioner Yu Shufen, female, who lives in the residential area of Lingyuan Construction Bank, was arrested and taken to the No.1 Section of the City Police Department on the morning of May 9, 2001 when she was hanging up a banner that read "Falun Dafa is good" in the area south of the Traffic Police Authority. The thugs, headed by Fu Yanling and Ren Shengjun threatened, intimidated and deceived her and said that if they beat her to death in the police department, she would be dying for nothing. Fu Yanling ruthlessly beat Yu's legs with a black rubber tube about a foot long and scolded her non-stop during the beating. At night, 4 to 5 criminal policemen cuffed Yu's hands behind her back with iron shackles and pushed her onto the sofa. Officer Ren Shengjun cruelly beat her arms and legs with a rubber tube. Ren did not stop beating the practitioner until he felt tired. Yu's arms and legs were beaten black and blue, and the swelling was severe. She was even deprived of sleep for the whole night after being beaten. Since then Yu has been unable to sleep for many days, in too much pain to even turn over. The arrest of Yu was authorized on August 14 and she was illegally sentenced.

Practitioner Zhang Yali, who lives in the East District of Lingyuan Steel Mill, was forcefully brought to the City Police Department Detention Center on July 30, 2001 by a group of criminal policemen headed by Chief Kang, because she persisted in practicing Dafa. She has been illegally detained for more than 4 months.

Practitioner Yu Shimin who lives in the West District of Lingyuan Steel Mill was arrested on September 1, 2001 when she was putting up truth-clarifying materials on the roadside in order to clarify the truth of Dafa to people. She was forcibly brought to the Lingbei Police Station and was deprived of sleep for 5 days and 4 nights. In the daytime she was brought to the No.1 Section of the City Police Department for illegal interrogation and was intimidated. As a law enforcer, section chief Fu Yanling violated the law and instead led others to slap Yu in the face.

Four criminal policemen headed by Song Xiaoguang forcefully brought practitioner Zhang Suying, who lives in Xiaoxi Street, Lingyuan City, to the Nanjie Police Station. They broke into Zhang's house at about 10 p.m. on July 19, 2001, because she firmly practiced Dafa and had written a letter to the authorities of the city police department and Nanjie Police Station to verify that Falun Dafa is good. She has been illegally detained for over 4 months at City Police Department Detention Center.

Three older women, Sun Ying (60 years old) and Bai Liyan (66 years old) from Xiangdong and Ni Shuqin (61 years old) from Hekanzi Township, were arrested when clarifying the truth. The criminal police did not go easy even on these three elderly women. They shackled Bai Liyan's feet and punched and kicked Ni Shuqin. The three practitioners are now illegally detained at Lingyuan City's Police Department Detention Center. Sun Ying and Ni Shuqin have now been officially arrested.