Latest News from China - 10/8/2005
1. [Tianjin] Banqiao Women's Forced Labor Camp Detains Li Shufeng
Banqiao Women's Forced Labor Camp in Tianjin illegally detained sisters Ms. Li Shufeng and Ms. Li Shumin in 2001. Ms. Li Shumin was tortured to death while she was in the camp.
52-year old Li Shufeng was very firm with her belief while she was in the camp. Due to high blood pressure, she was released for medical treatment in late June 2004. She was forced to leave town and work odd jobs in early 2005. At that time the labor camp wanted her back after her health improved. She then disappeared suddenly in early August. At present, we know that the Banqiao Women's Forced Labor Camp arrested her when she was working at an underground market. Her family went to visit her in the camp but they would not let them see her. The family left without seeing her but they left some clothes for her.
2. [Beijing] Peng Quan Is Arrested
Ms. Peng Quan from Beijing was arrested on September 28, 2005 at her home near Shuang Yushu, Haidian District. She is illegally detained at the Haidian Detention Center.
3. [Jiaohe, Jilin] Lu Qiang and Qu Jinfang Are Arrested
On October 4, 2005 a police arrested Mr. Lu Qiang and Ms. Qu Jinfang, both from Jiaohe City, Jilin province while they were distributing truth-clarification materials in the countryside. The police also took away their mobile phones.
4. [Dalian, Liaoning] Wang Haiyan Is Detained at Zhanglinzi Forced Labor Camp
Mr. Wang Haiyan is 55 years old and worked at a foreign trade company in Dalian City. He was sent to Zhanglinzi Forced Labor Camp for detention.
5. [Weihai, Shandong] Zhao Meiling Is Arrested
On September 27, 2005, an officer from the 610 office of Weihai city, Shangdong province dressed in civilian clothes and waited quietly in a black Santana automobile near Ms. Zhao's home for her. The officer arrested Ms. Zhao between 8 and 9 o'clock in the morning, ransacked her home and took her computer, two printers and other miscellaneous possessions. She was sent to Wangcun Forced Labor Camp on the morning of September 29.
6. [Yitong, Jilin] Songhong Illegally Taken from Home
At around 4 a.m. in the morning of September 19, 2005, Yu Bingyang, the Public Security Bureau Branch Chief of Dagushan Town, Yitong County, Jilin Province, along with 7 other people forced their way to Songhong's home in Dagushan Town and took Mr. Song away. His whereabouts are unknown to this today.
On January 27, 2005 Mr. Song went with six other people to Dongning County, Jilin Province to clarify the truth, and they were arrested and sent to forced labor camp. The camp rejected Mr. Song due to his poor health. The local police extorted 4000 yuan each from them and let them go. However, their freedom was short lived. The next day, the police came back to arrest all six of them. Three of them were spared due to extremely poor health. The other three, including Mr. Song, Zhao Jiayou and Lei Guoxia, were forced to leave home and live a homeless life.
Related phone numbers:
Public Security Bureau, Yitong County: 86-434-4228417, 86-434-4228071, 86-434-4222321
Dagushan Branch, Yitong County: 86-434-4510130, 86-434-4510510, Branch Chief: Yu Bingyang
Public Security Bureau County Office Chief, Tao Yongquan: 86-434-4224869 (Office), 86-434-4229696 (Home), 86-434-6245199 (Home)
Deputy Chief in charge of persecuting Falun Gong, Zong Guo: 86-434-4265358, 86-434-4237266 (Home), 86-13844499996 (Cell)
7. [Shaoguan, Guangdong] Xu Yongtian from Qujiang District Arrested While Distributing Truth-Clarification Material
Qujiang District police arrested Ms. Xu from Shaoguan, Qujiang District, Guangdong Province on September 25, 2005 while she was distributing truth-clarification materials. She is currently detained in the Qujiang Detention Center.
8. [Shenyang, Liaoning] Police Arrest Long Youhe from Liaozhong County
Zhao Zhanglin, the Dahei Village Police Station Head, along with Wu Fei, a thug hired by the police, saw Mr. Long from Liaozhong County, Shenyang City and his companions distributing truth-clarification material at around 11 p.m. on October 1, 2005. The police forcefully arrested Mr. Long, but his friends safely got away.
Mr. Long suffered savage beatings from the local police, resulting in multiple injuries all over his body and serious swelling around his eyes and face. The county security office continued to torture him the next day, and his home was ransacked. He is now being illegally detained in the Liaozhong Detention Center.
Related phone numbers:
Police Station, Dahei Village: 86-24-87951210
Zhao Zhanglin, Police Station Head, Dahei Village: 86-24-87886962, 86-13998345298 (Cell)
Li Wei, the person in charge of the Politics and Security Section of Public Security Bureau, Liaozhong County: 86-24-87881647, 86-13604909119 (Cell)
Feng Dongchang, the person in charge of 610 Office: 86-24-87823610
Liang Enguang, personnel 610 office: 86-24-87895627 (Home)
Peng Yinghua: 86-24-87894356 (Home)
9. [Jinan, Shandong] Zhao Zhen and Zhao Aihong, Brother and Sister, Are Illegally Detained
Mr. Liang, a deputy superintendent of the Dangjia Village Police Station in Jinan City, led a group of people unlawfully to break into and ransack Zhao's home on April 15, 2005. The brother and sister were both detained at the detention center in Jinan City. In May, they were sentenced to one year of forced labor. Ms. Zhao is illegally imprisoned at the Jiangshuiquan Forced Labor Camp in Jinan City while Mr. Zhao is serving out his sentence outside the camp.
10. [Jianping, Liaoning] Wang Guiling from Nianjiazi Village Is Arrested
Local police from the neighboring village of Nianjiazi arrested Ms. Wang and another practitioner in June 2005 while they were clarifying the truth at the village. They were both detained at the detention center in Jianping County. With strong righteous thoughts, they protested the arrest with a hunger strike, and each was subsequently released after four days and six days of detention respectively. The county public security bureau officers unexpectedly arrested Ms. Wang in mid-September while she was working in the field. The security officers told her family that she was transferred to Shenyang when the family asked about her. Her whereabouts are unknown at the moment.
11. [Chengde, Hebei] Guan Jingang and Two Other Practitioners from Luanping County Are Arrested While Distributing Truth-Clarification Material
Police officers at Luanping County arrested three practitioners, husband and wife Mr. Guan Jingang and Ms. Chen Xiaoping, and Ms. Jin Xiuhui, on the night of October 1, 2005 while they were distributing truth-clarification material. They are detained at Luanping County Detention Center, and all three are on hunger strike to protest the arrest.