(Clearwisdom.net) Recently, the police in Xishui City, Hubei Province colluded with some local ruffians and illegally arrested many practitioners. Several Falun Gong practitioners' whereabouts are still unclear.

In early 2005, the authorities followed and monitored practitioners for several months. Later they arrested practitioner Mr. Fan, in his 60s, and practitioner Guo Chunliu from Guankou District. They forcibly sent Mr. Fan to the Wuhan City Brainwashing Class. Practitioner Fang Desan from Guankou District was forced to live in exile. On April 30, 2005, Fang Desan went to the No. 1 Middle School to see his son; however, the police arrested him and put him into the Wuhan City Brainwashing Class.

At around 8:00 p.m. on June 9, 2005, over 20 policemen from the 610 Office of the Xishui City Police Department broke into practitioner Mr. Shi Sanchun's home with electronic batons. They arrested Mr. Shi with no warrant and beat his wife. His 15-year-old son was beaten down to the ground. The police handcuffed his wrists behind his back and beat him while trampling on his face.

In September 2005, police officer Feng Aiguo brought a group of policemen to his hometown in Zhudian Township of Zhuwa Town to persecute practitioners. On September 4, they arrested practitioner Yao Wanglai. Practitioner Ms. Xiao Tianying, in her 60s, was forced to live in exile and her whereabouts are unclear.

On September 13, policemen headed by Guo Jianli and Zhang Bailin arrested practitioner Sun Guxiang when she was buying some cooking oil in a market. Four days later, Ms. Sun was tortured nearly to death. She vomited blood and had blood in her stool.

A truly inhuman thing happened when the police arrested practitioner Mr. Zhong Quier from Zhudian Township. A group of policemen attacked him and beat him unconscious on the ground. His mother, in her 70s, went out to protect her son; however, the police even beat the elderly mother so badly that she went into a coma. Afterwards, they put Mr. Zhong into a police car and left.

On November 22, 2005, when practitioner Li Zhengwen, who had lived in exile over five years, was walking around Hedong Restaurant in Xishui City, the police found him and arrested him. On November 25, Mr. Li's 70-year-old mother found that her son was being held in Room 103 at the City Land Tax Hotel. Mr. Li's mother knocked on the door until her hands were black and blue. Policeman Hu Guanghua opened the door, shouted at her, pushed her to the ground, and then closed the door. Later, when the mother saw Mr. Li, he was being carried by two policemen. He had been tortured to disfigurement.

At 5:00 p.m. on November 30, 2005, around 20 to 30 policemen surrounded practitioner Mr. Mao Jiequan's home in Xishui City and then arrested him.

At around 12:00 midnight on November 30, 2005, practitioner Ms. Yang Shurong from the Sandian District was arrested. The police broke into her home and took her away. Though it was very cold outside, they did not allow Ms. Yang, who was only dressed in thin clothes, to wear her sweater.

At 3:00 a.m. on December 1, 2005, a group of police broke into practitioner Ms. Nan Minjun's home and arrested her. During the arrest, they even beat up Ms. Nan's 10-year-old son.

At 8:00 a.m. on December 1, 2005, a group of policemen illegally arrested practitioner Ms. Guo Yun on the street in broad daylight. The police took her away roughly and Ms. Guo lost one of her shoes. Those policemen packed her into a car and left. Ms. Guo's family was not notified. About 9 days later, her husband, who is not a practitioner, went to the police station and angrily condemned those police officers for their lack of humanity.

March 31, 2006