Nearly One Hundred Police in Handan City, Hebei Province Surround Chenyangu Village to Arrest Practitioners and Ransack Their Homes
On July 1st 2003, the director of the "610 Office" (an agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong, with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems) in Quzhou County, Handan City, Hebei Province, organized a massive search and seizure operation against Falun Gong practitioners in Chenyangu Village. Leading nearly one-hundred fully armed police and accompanied by Zhang Dongming, the Assistant Party Secretary of the Quzhou County, Chen Xibao, the Chief of the Quzhou Public Security Bureau, and Qiao Linghuai, the head of the Quzhou "610 Office," the Handan City "610 Office" director arrived at Houcun Town. Then with the help from Houcun Town Police Station Director Niu Mingtang and Assistant Director Li Bin, they drove to Chenyangu Village in 11 police vans and blocked every street entrance of the entire village. Armed with pistols, electric batons, and rubber clubs, the police and officials ordered everyone to stay in their homes and threatened to shoot anyone who disobeyed.
The police broke into and ransacked Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Zhang Fengling's home. Zhang and his wife were arrested, and the police confiscated their VCD player, two tape recorders, twenty Dafa tapes, twenty-two Dafa books and other related materials. It was 10:00 pm when they first entered the village and nearly 11:30 pm when they left.
The next day the police took Zhang Fengling's oldest son, Zhang Haipo, to the Houchun Town Police Station. When director Niu Mingtang and several other police interrogated him in an attempt to discover details about the truth clarification activities his parents were involved in, Zhang Haipo said: "I don't know anything about it." Later he was sent to the Quzhou Public Security Bureau. He was threatened and deceived there but did not give in, and was finally released later that night.
The Handan city "610 Office" interrogated Zhang Fengling and his wife, but they resisted the persecution and refused to answer their questions. When they went on a hunger strike for fifteen days to protest the illegal treatment, the police realized that they would not tell anything and had no choice but to send them back to the Houcun Town Police Station. Afterwards their family came and brought them home.
Practitioner Ms. Li Meilian was arrested by the Quzhou County, Huaiqiao Village Security Office
On July 31st 2003, practitioner Li Meilian was arrested by police from the Huaiqiao Village Police Station while clarifying truth of Falun Gong and the persecution to the public. The police interrogated her for several hours and then sent her to the county's Public Security Bureau. She was transferred to an unidentified location afterwards. Ever since the Sixteenth Party's Congress in, the "610 Office" and Public Security Bureau in Quzhou County, and Huaiqiao Village Police Station, have tried many times to arrest Li Meilian.
The people who are responsible for Meilian's arrest and disappearance are:
Qiao Linghuai, the director of the county's "610 Office"
The public security bureau: chief: Chen Xibao; deputy chief: Zhao Baozhu; the political committee member: Zhang Chenshan and Zhang Peichen
The Huaiqiao Village Police Station: Director: Bu Liankun; assistant director: Li Yingming and police Xu Zhichao