(Clearwisdom.net) An article published on the Clearwisdom website on October 26, 2006 (http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2006/10/26/79350.html), reported that 19 Falun Dafa practitioners were illegally arrested at the Honglang Garden in Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province, on August 10, 2006. Practitioner Mr. Zhang Zhong was tortured to death after his arrest. I know that these practitioners were having a Fa Conference in Honglang Garden on August 10. Located on Xuefusandao Street in the Nan'gang District of Harbin City, Honglang Garden is a newly-developed residential neighborhood and only partially occupied. After the conference, 19 practitioners were arrested and taken to a detention center. The following is the information that I have gathered about this situation.

1. The Arrest of Practitioners

The Fa Conference was held from 11:50 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. When it was over, the practitioners went downstairs to exit the building in small groups, but police officers who were waiting arrested them. The officers were not at the building entrance but hid on the side of the building that had the only path to exit. All the officers were in plainclothes and drove unmarked cars. This kept the practitioners from realizing the danger. They were arrested as soon as they went downstairs, so none of them were able to alert the other practitioners. The police arrested any person found leaving that building, including all the practitioners. A non-practitioner lady and her child were also arrested. At around 8:00 p.m. that evening, she was forced to curse Teacher and Dafa and was then released.

A total of 19 practitioners were arrested according to the number given out by police. Among them were five male practitioners: Mr. Xie Daiquan, Mr. Han Hui, Mr. Gong Wenyi, Mr. Ji Baohai, and a practitioner from Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province, whom police called Li Yong, as he would not give his real name. Mr. Xie Daiquan's home was ransacked after his arrest, and his computer and other equipment was confiscated.

Among the known female practitioners arrested was Ms. Li Wenjun, who was previously brutally tortured at the Wanjia Forced Labor Camp in Heilongjiang Province. Ms. Wang Shubin's 20-year-old daughter, Ms. Li Xin, was arrested and reportedly released; however, she has not yet been seen. Ms. Li's school computer was taken by police, as they claimed that it contained Dafa information. Ms. Wang Ying, three months pregnant, was bailed out after her arrest and is awaiting trial. Others arrested were senior practitioner Ms. Sun Shuyun, 40-year-old Ms. Wang ( Xiaoxiu), and Ms. Wang Shubin. Other detained practitioners' names are unknown at this time.

2. The Torture of Practitioners at the Harxi Police Station and Nan'gang District Detention Center

All the practitioners were taken to the Harxi Police Station in Harbin City. Most of them were locked in a conference room and all their personal possessions, including money and truth-clarification materials, were taken away. The practitioner from Dalian City was beaten until unconscious while at the police station. His glasses were lost and there was blood on his temple. Occasionally one of the policemen went to check whether he was still alive. They also kept saying, "He really looks like him." as if they were comparing the man to some pictures. Around midnight, the man was still unconscious as four policemen carried him out and claimed they were taking him to see a doctor. Shortly after, they carried him back and said that he had no problems and was just pretending to be sick. He was still unconscious at that time.

At around 2:00 a.m. on August 11, 2006, five male practitioners were taken to Nan'gang District Detention Center. The Daqing practitioner was carried there. Even though he was unconscious from the beating, the detention center doctor said his body was normal and admitted him to the detention center. One of the doctors at the detention center, Dr. Hao, 50, worked at the Wanjia Forced Labor Camp in the past. The Daqing practitioner, Mr. Xie Hui, and Mr. Xie Daiquan were imprisoned on the fourth floor of the detention center. Mr. Ji Baohai and Mr. Gong Wenyi were imprisoned on the fifth floor. The Clearwisdom website reported later that the Daqing practitioner was tortured to death.

At around 8:00 p.m. on September 4, 2006, police officers from the Gaoleng Region State Security Team of the Heilongjiang Province Fangzheng Forestry Bureau, took employee Mr. Ji Baohai to their office. They handcuffed him behind his back and shackled his feet. He was sent to the Gaoleng Detention Center at 11:30 p.m. that day. On November 24, 2006, the local judiciary system and Harbin City Forestry System Intermediate Court sentenced him to three years in prison. On the evening of his sentencing, Mr Ji Baohai escaped with righteous thoughts under Teacher's benevolent protection and help. He was also assisted by local practitioners' exposing of the evil and strong righteous thoughts and overseas practitioners' care and support. The police issued a reward of 20,000 yuan for tipping them off to his whereabouts. We hope that practitioners in both China and overseas continue to support him and that the just people around the world pay attention to this case.

Mr. Gong Wenyi started a hunger strike when he first entered the detention center and this continued for at least 26 days. Every day, a few policemen and "doctors" tortured him by force-feeding him and he cried in great pain. His current situation is unknown. I do not know the situation of the other practitioners.

On August 10, 2006, the police confiscated the following items from practitioners or their homes: a laptop, a desktop computer, Dafa materials, money, and cellphones. It is unclear how many other items were taken.

3. Individuals Who Participated in the Arrest and Torture

This arrest was carried out police officers from both the Harxi Police Station and the Nan'gang Police Department. Officer Huang, who was a Chinese Communist Party follower, was in charge.

Also participating in the arrest and torture were:

Hao Xidong, Zhang Xumin, Team leader Wang of the Nan'gang District National Security Team, Huang (who was also a leader but whose exact title is unclear), and Hao (doctor at the Nan'gang District Detention Center who previously worked at the Wanjia Forced Labor Camp).

Nan'gang District National Security Team in Harbin City: 86-451-87664172, 86-451-87664312
Gaoleng Region Detention Center of the Fangzheng Forestry Bureau in Heilongjiang Province: 86-451-57191700, 86-451-57191800
Judge Li Xinglin at the Court of the Fangzheng Forestry Bureau in Heilongjiang Province: 86-13796731988 (Cell)
President Zhang Baolin of the Court: 86-13603623395 (Cell)
Mailing Address: The Court of the Fangzheng Forestry Bureau in Heilongjiang Province
Zip code: 150822
Telephone area code: 451
Political and Legal Committee: 86-451-57194894
Party Secretary Jiang Feng of the Political and Legal Committee: 86-13303616598 (Cell), 86-451-57194487 (Office), 86-451-57194598 (Home)
Deputy Party Secretary Sun Zhongjie of the Political and Legal Committee: 86-13945183417 (Cell)
National Security Section of the Harbin City Police Department: 86-451-57193791
Section Chief Sun Biwu of the National Security Section: 86-13895815082 (Cell), 86-451-57199616 (Home)