Latest News from China - August 16, 2005
1. [Wanyuan City, Sichuan Province] Two Elderly Practitioners, Mr. Zhang Wenbin and Mr. Zhang Wenguang, Were Arrested and Detained
Mr. Zhang Wenbin (a teacher, over 60 years old) and his elder brother Mr. Zhang Wenguang (a farmer, over 70 years old), reside at Shiwo Township, Wanyuan City. On July 23, 2005, the two brothers went to the neighboring Yudai Township to clarify the truth, but were reported to the police. The police followed them, arrested them, and detained them for two days. The two brothers were tortured by the police of the Wanyuan City National Security Team and were detained at the Wanyuan No. 1 Detention Center. Even now, the police do not allow any visitors to see them.
The phone number for the Wanyuan Public Security Bureau: 86-818-8622544, 86-818-8602700.
2. [Kaifeng City, Henan Province] Ms. Geng Yunjiao and Others Were Sent by the Kaifeng 610 Office to a Brainwashing Class
The Kaifeng 610 Office sent practitioners from this area to "Wenquan Hotel" in Lankao County to be brainwashed. Those who have been arrested are: Ms. Geng Yunjiao, Mr. Wang Feng, Ms. Xue Zhenghong, Mr. Gou Xinmin, Mr. Feng Haijun, Ms. Shao Guozhi, Mr. Sang Zhenping, Ms. Li Baoyun, Mr. Zou Hongbin, Mr. Hu Shimin, and Mr. Liu Yuhu.
3. [Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia] Ms. Yang Guixia and Ms. Wang Fengyun Were Arrested by the Police
At 6:00 p.m. on August 9, 2005, Dafa practitioner Ms. Yang Guixia (45 years old) from Hongshan District was arrested from her home. The police dragged her into the police vehicle and sent her to the Chifeng City Brainwashing Class.
Some time around August 11, 2005, Ms. Wang Fengyun (over 40 years old) was arrested by the police when she was working as a nanny for a family in the Hongshan District.
In 2000, Ms. Wang Fengyun was sentenced to one year in the Inner Mongolia Huhhote Woman's Labor Camp. After she was released, the local 610 Office and the local police kept harassing her. Ms. Wang was forced to leave home to avoid persecution. Now she has been arrested again and we do not know where she is being detained.
4. [Wendeng City, Shandong Province] Practitioners Including Ms. Sun Wenping and Ms. Bi Jinfeng Were Arrested
In July 2005, practitioners Ms. Sun Wenping and Ms. Bi Jinfeng from Kouzi Town, Wendeng City, Mr. Lin Zhiguan from Dunjiadian of Songcun Town, and Ms. Liu Yufeng (wife) and Lin Junlan from Xiaozetou Village were arrested. Around August 10, Ms. Song Ailing from Zhouge Village, Songcun Town, Wendeng City was also arrested.
5. [Wuyi City, Zhejiang Province] Ms. Li Liangcui Has Been Missing Since Her Husband Was Arrested
Recently, Ms. Li Liangcui from Wuyi City, Zhejiang Province has been missing after her husband Mr. Zhou Lianghua (who is also a practitioner) was arrested.
6. [Guangyuan City, Sichuan Province] Ms. Ma Shengnan Once Again Arrested
Ms. Ma Shengnan, 56 years old, is a retired worker from the Guangyuan City Auto Transportation Company. Because she practiced Falun Gong she was sentenced to one and a half year of forced labor, and was sent to the Nanmusi Forced Labor Camp to be tortured there. Ms. Ma was extorted out of tens of thousands of yuan. Around 6:00 p.m. on August 11, she was once again arrested by the Guangyuan City 610 Office when she was taking care of her mother who is over 80 years old and seriously sick, at her mother's home at Xin Town, Yilong County, Sichuan Province. She was arrested on the street and the specific location for her detention is unknown.
Relevant phone numbers:
Zhao Anjun, the Secretary General of the Guangyuan City Political and Judicial Committee: 86-13308120006 (Cell)
Sun Wanchao, the Director of the 610 Office and the Deputy Secretary-General of the Guangyuan City Political and Judicial Committee: 86-13154436442 (Cell)
Du Chenghua, the Deputy Director of the Guangyuan City 610 Office: 86-13908121222
7. [Pingdu City, Shandong Province] Ms. Yang Fen'e Was Arrested
Dafa practitioner Ms. Yang Fen'e from Pingdu City was arrested on her way from Pingdu to Jiudian to clarify the truth on July 25, 2005 (June 20, 2005 of the Chinese Calendar).
8. [Tonghua City, Jilin Province] Ms. Wang Yufang from Huashu Village of Er'daojiang District Was Arrested
Practitioner Ms. Wang Yufang from Huashu Village, Er'daojiang District, Tonghua City, Jilin Province, 52 years old, was reported to the police on August 10, 2005. She was arrested from home by the Er'daojiang District Branch of the Tonghua City Public Security Bureau. Her home was searched and her Dafa books and her truth-clarifying materials were confiscated. Currently Ms. Wang is jailed at the Changliu Detention Center of Tonghua City: 86-435-3927192.
9. [Hunan Province] Five Practitioners Including Xiao Ganghua Were Detained at the Qidong County Detention Center.
On the evening on August 13, 2005, Mr. Xiao Ganghua, Mr. Xiao Aimin and Mr. Li Chaoguo were arrested from their homes by the local police together with the local 610 Office National Security Team. On August 11, 2005 and August 12, 2005, practitioners Ms. Shi Jinhua and Mr. Zhou Jianping were arrested. Currently, the five of them are being jailed at the County Detention Center.
10. [Xuchang County, Henan Province] Practitioners Including Ms. Lian Yuzhu Were Arrested
On August 9, 2005, Ms. Lian Yuzhu, Ms. Su Xiulan and Ms. Jiang Jinghua were followed and reported when they were clarifying the truth to people. They have been arrested and are currently detained at the Xuchang County Detention Center and have been tortured there.
11. [Botou City, Hebei Province] Practitioners Including Yin Xiuying Were Arrested
On August 2, 2005, practitioners Ms. Yin Xiuying and Mr. Zhang Xiong from Hezhuangzi Village of Wenmiao Town, Botou City, Hebei Province were reported on and arrested on their way to Huanghua City. Currently, they are being detained at Huanghua City Detention Center.
12. [Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia] Practitioners Including Ms. Wang Fengyun Were Arrested
On August 12, 2005, Ms. Wang Fengyun was arrested by the Chifeng Public Security Bureau.
Due to the persecution, Ms. Wang Fengyun has been homeless. In the morning of August 12, 2005, she was arrested by the Chifeng Public Security Bureau at the Huoua Road Food Market. Ms. Wang Fengyun was sentenced to forced labor at the Huhhot City Women's Labor Camp.
Recently, a female fellow practitioner surnamed Yang from the eastern suburb, who makes a living selling sweet potatoes, has also been arrested by the Chifeng Public Security Bureau.
13. [Xunke County, Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Fu Lihua Arrested by the Public Security Bureau
Practitioner Ms. Fu Lihua from Xunke County, Heilongjiang Province was arrested between 3:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. on June 20, 2005 when she was on her way home from Harbin City. She was in front of her home at the time of arrest.
14. [Baoding City, Hebei Province] Mr. Zhi Zhanmin Was Arrested for the Third Time
Around August 10, 2005, practitioner Mr. Zhi Zhanmin from Dagudian Village of Mancheng County, Baoding City, was arrested by the police for the third time. Currently he is being jailed at the Baoding Detention Center.