Latest News From China - July 31, 2005
1. [Yingyang County, Henan Province] Wang Hui Arrested and Sentenced
As reported in the July 29 Zhengzhou Daily, Mr. Wang Hui, 23, from Yingyang County, Henan Province was sentenced to one year forced labor in March 2003 for telling people the facts about the persecution of Falun Gong. After his release in March 2004, he purchased a portable computer, printer and other equipment to download truth-clarification material from Internet. He produced and distributed flyers and VCDs locally, recorded facts of the persecution of Falun Gong perpetrated in his local area, and published such information on the Internet. He was arrested soon after. The Yingyang Court sentenced Wang Hui to six years in prison.
2. [Xiantao City, Hubei Province] Ms. Zhan Junmei and Ms. Fan Junxia Sentenced to Forced Labor
Ms. Zhan Junmei from Xiantao City, Hubei Province and Ms. Fan Junxia from Tianmen City were arrested in Xiantao in early July 2005. They were sentenced to one year of forced labor and taken to Shayang Forced Labor Camp. They are being subjected to torture at the camp. Zhan Junmei has been sentenced a third time to forced labor.
3. [Beijing] Pinggu District Falun Gong Practitioners Arrested
At 2:00 p.m. on February 21, 2005, Mr. Ma Zhanquan and his wife Ms. Tian Shurong were arrested when they delivered material to Mr. Wang Shuqi at Fengtai Village, Dulehe Town, Pinggui District. Wang Shuqi and his wife were also arrested.
Staff members from the 1st brigade of Tuanhe Forced Labor Camp are now torturing Wang Shuqi. Ma Zhanquan and his wife, and Wang Shuqi and his wife had already served time in a forced labor camp earlier. They were released at different times in 2004. Before Wang Shuqi was sent to the forced labor camp the first time, he was illegally detained at Daxing District for six months.
Relevant phone numbers:
Beijing Pinggu District Police Department: 86-10-69961271
State Security Unit: 86-10-69962880
Detention center: 86-10-69961219
Chengguan Police Station: 86-10-69961203
4. [Kunshan City, Heilongjiang Province] Rong Encheng Detained at the Kunshan State Security Brigade
Mr. Rong Encheng, 47, from Heilongjiang Province, works in the southern area. He was arrested at 1:00 a.m. when spray-painting truth-clarification information on walls. He is being detained at the State Security Brigade of the Kunshan City Police Department.
5. [Kaiyang County, Guizhou Province] Ms. Chen Xuehui Taken to a Brainwashing Center
Police agents of Guiyang City arrested Ms. Chen Xuehui from Longgang Town, Kaiyang County, Guizhou Province at her home on July 19, 2005. She was fined 2,000 yuan and taken to the Lannigou Brainwashing Center of Guiyang, where she is being tortured.
Guiyang Lannigou Brainwashing Center: 86-85-13762696
Head of Center: Lin
6. [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Zhang Qingxi of Yuanshi County Sentenced to Forced Labor
Mr. Zhang Qingxi of Yuanshi County, Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province was deceived while at home on March 12 or 13, 2005. They took him to the 3rd Squadron of the 5th Brigade of the Shijiazhuang City Forced Labor Camp. After more than six months his family has not been told why he was taken to the forced labor camp and for how long he will be detained.
7. [Mulan County, Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Ji Fengqin Tortured into a Comatose State
Ms. Ji Fengqin was dragged away by the staff from Mulan County No. 2 Police Station of Heilongjiang Province on March 3, 2004. She was sentenced to eighteen months of forced labor and is detained and being subjected to torture at the Wanjia Forced Labor Camp in Harbin City.
On July 27, 2005, Ms. Ji's family was notified by the Harbin City Armed Police Hospital to pick her up. Her family found that Ji Fengqin was on oxygen and very emaciated. She was comatose and appeared to be dying.
8. [Shanhaiguan, Hebei Province] Xu Fuxin Arrested
Mr. Xu Fuxin, who is over 50, is from Shanhaiguan, Hebei Province. He was arrested by local plainclothes police while posting Falun Gong truth-clarification materials on the night of July 20, 2005. He is being held at the No. 3 Detention Center.
9. [Tonghe County, Heilongjiang Province] Fu Hai and Four Other Practitioners Arrested
On July 20, 2005, Mr. Fu Hai, 36, Ms. Liu Ying, over 40, and Mr. Li Min, 31, of Tonghe County, Heilongjiang Province, along with two more unnamed practitioners were arrested. Fu Hai, Liu Ying and Li Min are held at the Tonghe County Detention Center. The other two practitioners who refused to give their names were taken away by the Heilongjiang Province Police Department to an unknown location. Fu Hai, Liu Ying and Li Min are on hunger strikes to resist the persecution in the Tonghe County Detention Center.
10. [Tongcheng County, Hubei Province] Hong Haihua Taken to Shayang Forced Labor Camp
Hong Haihua from Tongcheng, Hubei Province was arrested and detained by police from the political security brigade of the Tongcheng County Police Department on July 20, 1999. Around November 2004, Hong Haihua was arrested and taken to Shayang Forced Labor Camp. No release date is known.
11. [Guangan City, Sichuan Province] Persecution of Falun Gong Practitioners in Wusheng County
Ms. Liu Gaoju, 66, lives at No. 18 Shangdong Street, Wusheng County. She is a retired employee of the Wusheng County Vegetable Company. She was detained at Wusheng Detention Center from February to December 2002. After her detention she served two years of forced labor on parole.
Ms. Zheng Lingfeng, 60, is a retired teacher of Wusheng High School. From November 2003 to June 2004, she served a sentence outside the forced labor camp.
Mr. Tang Zhong, 35, is a teacher of Feizhen High School in Wusheng County. He was sentenced to one and a half years of forced labor in February 2002. He was released after eleven months.
Mr. Yu Chunlin is from Team 8 of Wangxiangping Village, Jinniu Town, Wusheng County. He was arrested in 2001 and sentenced to two and a half years of forced labor in Anhui Province.
Mr. Yu Jianmin, Mr. Shen Changguo, Ms. Tan Qunying, Ms. Lu Chaoqun, Ms. Yang Yuhua, Ms. Mao Xiqiong, Ms. Long Qingqiong, Mr. Chen Tianxiao, Mr. Zhang Shengguo, Yang Hongbi, Mr. Shao Changming and Mr. Tan Xingyuan are all still detained.
Ms. Liu Xueshu and Ms. Wang Xilan of north Guangan were arrested for handing out Falun Gong truth-clarification materials on July 21, 2005.
12. [Jidong City, Heilongjiang Province] Shi Xiaochun Arrested
On June 13, 2005, Mr. Shi Xiaochun, 46, from Jidong City, Heilongjiang Province was reported when he was clarifying the truth to people on the train from Jidong City to Changchun City. The train police took him to the Harbin City Railway Detention Center. After twenty days of illegal imprisonment, Mr. Shi was taken to Wanjia Forced Labor Camp for one or two days, and then transferred to the Changlinzi Forced Labor Camp.
13. [Huizhou City, Guangdong Province] Ms. Li Niangxin Homeless to Escape the Persecution - Family Members Threatened
Ms. Li Niangxin of Dayawan, Huizhou City, Guangdong Province became homeless to escape the persecution by Tan Jinyun and his policemen. They are from the State Security Brigade of the Dayawan Police Department. Tan Jinyun also came to her home to threaten her elder brother with a jail term unless Ms. Li returned home.
Dayawan Police Department's State Security Brigade, Tan Jinyun's police badge number: 516081
Phone: 86-752-5577541, 86-13802358848 (Cell)
14. [Yunnan Province] Ten Falun Gong Practitioners Arrested
On July 30, 2005, ten Yunnan Falun Gong practitioners including Ms. Wang Lan, Ms. Gao Hong, Ms. Mao Danxin, Ms. Li Jinping, Ms. Zhao Yongmei, Mr. Zhao Chenyu and Sun Yunji were arrested.