Latest News from China - December 12, 2005
- [Luzhou City, Sichuan Province] Zhou Honglan Sentenced to Three Years of Imprisonment Merely for Posting a Sign that Reads "Falun Dafa is Great"
- [Jilin City, Jilin Province] Police Arrest Xie Fengchun in Broad Daylight
- [Shanghai] Li Xiqin and Wu Qiurong Sentenced to 18 Months of Forced Labor for Clarifying the Truth to a Taxi Driver
- [Beijing] Cai Guijin Sentenced to Two Years of Forced Labor
- [Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] Jiang Guangqian Arrested for Distributing Truth-Clarifying Materials
- [Macheng City, Hubei Province] Six Practitioners from a Truth-Clarifying Materials Production Site Sentenced
- [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Yang Chunling and Others Arrested
- [Tonghe County, Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Lang Fengai Arrested When Distributing Truth-clarifying Materials
- [Linshu County, Shandong Province] Zhang Ping Arrested and Taken to a Brainwashing Center
- [Luoyang City, Henan Province] Li Miaoneng Arrested Again
- [Tangshan City, Hebei Province] Belated News: Yu Shuxian and Wei Yanqiu Arrested While Distributing Truth-clarifying Materials
[Yumen City, Gansu Province] Wang Yongchang and His Wife Yang Yuanhua Arrested
1. [Luzhou City, Sichuan Province] Zhou Honglan Sentenced to Three Years of Imprisonment Merely for Posting a Sign that Reads "Falun Dafa is Great"
Retired Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Zhou Honglan, 58 years old, is the daughter-in-law of Yang Gancai, a renowned commander of the Kuoming Party's No. 29 Corp, a former hero in the war against the Japanese. Luzhou City's 610 Office agents, personnel from the National Security Bureau, from the Procuratorate and the court collaborated to persecute Zhou Honglan because she refused to give up her belief in "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance," the teachings of Falun Dafa.
In April 2005, Zhou Honglan and practitioners Ms. Zhao Derong and Ms. Liang Yufeng were arrested because they posted a sign that read, "Falun Dafa is Great." They were held at the Naxi City Detention Center. In October 2005 they were sentenced to three years of imprisonment. At present, they are detained at the Women's Ward of the Southwest Prison in Jianyang City.
2. [Jilin City, Jilin Province] Police Arrest Xie Fengchun in Broad Daylight
Between 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. on November 8, 2005, personnel from the Jilin City "610 Office" and from the National Security Bureau, together with four officers and two plainclothes agents from the local police station, arrested practitioner Ms. Xie Fengchun at her market stall. They even arrested a non-practitioner surnamed Liu, who manned a neighboring stall. They also confiscated a lot of Falun Dafa materials.
Xie Fengchun, 50 years old, was an employee of the Jilin Province Mini Vehicle Factory. She follows "Truthfulness-Compassion- Forbearance" and always considers others before herself. Her colleagues and customers alike praise her, and she is widely known as a kind person. She often clarifies the truth about Falun Gong to her colleagues and customers, and because of this the police frequently harass and threaten her, and have now arrested her.
3. [Shanghai] Li Xiqin and Wu Qiurong Sentenced to 18 Months of Forced Labor for Clarifying the Truth to a Taxi Driver
Ms. Li Xiqin and Ms. Wu Qiurong were arrested in March 2005 because they clarified the truth in a taxi from the Changning District in Shanghai. They were both sentenced to 18 months of forced labor and are presently incarcerated at the Shanghai Women's Forced Labor Camp.
Wu Qiurong was sent to another team to do heavy labor. Li Xiqin was held in solitary confinement, which is a form of abuse that is reserved for persecuting practitioners.
4. [Beijing] Cai Guijin Sentenced to Two Years of Forced Labor
Around the end of September 2005, "610 Office" agents and police ransacked the home of practitioner Mr. Cai Guijin, who is in his fifties, and confiscated many truth-clarifying materials. They arrested Mr. Cai and sent him to a forced labor camp.
During the Jiang regime's brutal suppression of Falun Dafa, Cai Guijin was sentenced to four years of imprisonment in January of 2001 for posting truth-clarifying materials. Mr. Cai and his family had already led a difficult life. However, the police often persecute him, as well as his family.
5. [Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] Jiang Guangqian Arrested for Distributing Truth-Clarifying Materials
On November 11, 2005, personnel from the 110 Emergency Police and from the Huangzhong Police Station arrested practitioner Mr. Jiang Guangqian as he distributed truth-clarifying materials. The Jinniu District Procuratorate approved the arrest.
Mainly responsible units and persons:
Section 1 (National Security Team), the Jinniu District Police Department
Zhang Keban, section chief, 86-28-86406253 (office)
Gao Xiang, chief for the Arresting Section, the Jinniu District Procuratorate, 86-28-87620631 (office)
Yan Dianxiong, Public Trial Section chief, the Jinniu
District Procuratorate, 86-28-87621031
Yu Anyuan, Huangzhong Police Station
6. [Macheng City, Hubei Province] Six Practitioners from a Truth-Clarifying Materials Production Site Sentenced
On December 8, 2005, the Huangjinqiao Court in Macheng City, Hubei Province tried six practitioners. Yao Xiaoan was sentenced to nine years of imprisonment; Hu Liping to seven years; Li Chunmei to seven years; Hu Lingzhi, Wu Qiping and Jiang Xianhua to one year each.
These six practitioners have been held captive ever since their truth-clarifying material production site was destroyed on December 26, 2004. As stated above, their trial did not come until a year later.
7. [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Yang Chunling and Others Arrested
At around 9:30 p.m. on October 13, 2005 when practitioner Ms. Zhao Xue opened the door to her home, police waiting outside seized the opportunity and barged into the house. They arrested practitioners Lu Kaili, Ms. Yang Chunling and Zhao Xue. During the process of the arrest, police broke Yang Chunling's right arm. On October 14, the police sent her to the Dalian City Central Hospital. She had a fracture of the right arm. Surgery was performed that afternoon and a steel rod was inserted to correct the injury. Following the surgery, the doctor requested hospitalization for the practitioner, but the police authorities didn't agree and held her in the Xiaobailou building for seven days.
On October 20, Yang Chunling was sent to the Yaojia Detention Center. Two days later, personnel from the Liaoyang City National Security Team took her to the City Detention Center. On October 26, she was again transferred and this time sent to the Liaoyang City "Caring Education" Center for brainwashing. As Yang refused to be "reformed," she was sent back to the City Detention Center. On November 23, the City Procuratorate issued arrest warrants for Yang Chunling, Yang Benliang, Lu Kaili and Zhang Wei.
Yang Chunling went on hunger strike between November 13 and 23. She was subsequently force-fed. Yang's blood pressure and blood sugar level were extremely low. She also suffered from hypertension, was very weak and at the brink of death. She could not get sufficient treatment for her broken arm in the detention center. When Yang Chunling's mother-in-law came to visit her and Ms. Yang's husband, she was arrested too with the charge of "impeding law enforcement."
8. [Tonghe County, Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Lang Fengai Arrested While Distributing Truth-clarifying Materials
Ms. Lang Feng'ai from Linjiang Village, Fulin Township, Tonghe County, Heilongjiang Province was arrested on November 19, 2005 while distributing truth-clarifying materials at Chalin Village.
On November 22, personnel from the County Police Department, Township Police Station and the National Security Team from the County Police Department arrested practitioner Ms. Chi Qinghua from her home in Fulin Township. Her home was ransacked and a computer and other electronic apparatus were confiscated. The two practitioners are currently being held at the County Detention Center.
Fulin Township Police Station: 86-451-57455620
Administrator: Chi Haibo, 86-13945183869 (cell)
9. [Linshu County, Shandong Province] Zhang Ping Arrested and Taken to a Brainwashing Center
At the end of November 2005, practitioner Ms. Zhang Ping, employed at the Fourth Middle School in Linshu County, Shandong Province, was arrested and sent to the Linyi City "Legal Educational" Center to undergo brainwashing for distributing truth-clarifying materials on campus. Her parents had to take care of her 18-month-old child. Her husband, Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. He Rushang, was sentenced to two years of forced labor in August 2004 for clarifying the truth.
Phone numbers of related persons:
Liu Yuhong, director of the Linshu County "610 Office" and deputy head of the County Police Department: 86-539-6084203, 86-13905397758
Li Fangchun, deputy director of the County's "610 Office": 86-539-6219727, 86-13905398692
10. [Luoyang City, Henan Province] Li Miaoneng Arrested Again
In November 2005, personnel from the Jianxi District National Security Team in Luoyang City arrested practitioner Ms. Li Miaoneng again. She is currently being incarcerated at the Luoyang City Detention Center. Her daughter Ms. Zhang Xiumei was also arrested when she visited her. Zhang Xiumei has recently begun a hunger strike.
Li Miaoning started practicing Falun Gong in 1998. In June 2000, she went to Beijing to clarify the truth about Falun Gong. After she returned she was held at the Yanshi City Detention Center for one month. After she was released, she discovered the villagers had robbed her of all her private property worth over 100,000 yuan. In 2001, she has been detained twice for one month each time. In June 2002, she was sent to the Zhengzhou City Shibailihe Women's Forced Labor Camp in Henan Province for two years. Later, lawless policemen told her family to take her home because she had been tortured to the brink of death. Police often harassed her after her release. To avoid being arrested, she decided to lead a homeless life, but was tracked down by the police and arrested again.
Units and persons participated in this persecution:
Jianxi District National Security Team in Luoyang City
Wang Aixue, the External Affair Section chief
Li Hongwei who is in charge of persecuting Li Miaoneng, 86-13383886698(Cell)
11. [Tangshan City, Hebei Province] Belated News: Yu Shuxian and Wei Yanqiu Arrested While Distributing Truth-clarifying Materials
Ms. Yu Shuxian, 48 years old, a teacher, lives at Qingzhuangwu Village, Huanxizhuang, Fengrun District, Tangshan City. Ms. Wei Yanqiu, 41 years old, is from the Bahu Village, Huanxizhuang. On the night of November 25, 2002, they went out to distribute truth-clarifying materials. When they were at Gemenkou Village Xinjuntun Town, Fengrun District they were reported and the police took them to the Town Police Substation. The policemen awarded the informant 2,000 yuan.
Xinjuntun Town Police Substation:
Wang Donghui, director: 86-315-5239110
Wang Chenghua, associate director: 86-315-5536110
12. [Yumen City, Gansu Province] Wang Yongchang and His Wife Yang Yuanhua Arrested
On the afternoon of November 21, 2005, officers from the Oil Administration Bureau Staff Hospital in Yumen City, Gansu Province and personnel from the Security Section went to the home of practitioner Wang Yongchang, a retired employee of the bureau. Wang Yongchag let them in. Soon thereafter Zhou Yongbin, the associate director of local police department and Zou Hong, the chief of the National Security Team led over ten police and broke into Wang Yongchang's home to conduct an illegal search. They forcibly confiscated Dafa books and some truth-clarifying flyers. They said, "We will let you go if you can tell us where you got these materials." Wang Yongchang and his wife Yang Yuanhua (a practitioner) refused, so the lawless policemen forcibly dragged them into a police car. That same night, Wang Yongchang was locked up in the Yumen City Detention Center and Yang Yuanhua at the Jiuquan Detention Center. They are still being detained at present.
Phone numbers of related personnel: (Country code: 86, area code: 937, please do not dial the area code before a cell phone number)
Yumen City Police Department:
Wang Yongbin, the supervisor, 3244855 ext. 4808 (Office),
3243902 (Home), 13909371474 (Cell)
Zhou Yongbin, the associate supervisor, 3244855 ext. 4815 (Office), 3245868 (Home), 13909371730 (Cell)
Zou Hong (female), the chief of the National Security Section: 3244855 ext. 4836 (Office), 13809371410 (Cell)
Luo Jingquan, the head of the detention center: 3243382 (Office), 13909374558(Cell)
Xue Weiguo, detention center instructor: 3922906 (Office), 3241738 (Home)
December 11, 2005