Additional Persecution News from China - September 18, 2007 (27 Reports)
1. [Elunchun Flag, Inner Mongolia] Falun Gong Practitioner Yang Yuxin Passes Away as a Result of Persecution
Dafa practitioner Mr. Yang Yuxin lived in Dayangshu Town, Elunchun Flag, Inner Mongolia. On May 31, 2007, he was illegally arrested and on August 27, he passed away as a result of persecution. It was just over two months that he had been detained. Before the persecution, Yang Yuxin was very healthy. He was 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighed 195 pounds. After he was tortured to death, he only weighted 82 pounds and his neck had a black mark on it.
During the persecution, Yang Yuxin was tortured with a method called the "water bridge". The guards poured many buckets of water on his head and body until he completely lost consciousness. Zhang Shibin, head of the Molidawa Flag 610 Office, also instigated criminals to insert toothpicks between his toes, which was agonizing. Zhang Shibin also ordered criminals to beat Yang Yuxin, which caused his arms to become covered with bruises.
2. [Guang'an, Sichuan Province] Many Dafa Practitioners Arrested
Recently, the agents from the Guang'an 610 Office and the National Security Team have started to monitor Wusheng County Dafa practitioners homes and follow the practitioners since August 6.
At 3 a.m. on September 6, 2007, Xia Zhongming and the police from the Wusheng County National Security Team broke into Dafa practitioners homes, took them away and the police illegally searched their homes. Some Dafa practitioners did not open their doors and the police just smashed the burglar-proof doors in and forcibly searched the homes.
Based on the preliminary verification, the arrested Dafa practitioners included Ms. Liu Yougui (63 years old), Ms. Liu Gaoju (68 years old), Mr. Yu Jianming (about 45 years old), Doctor Cai (Female, about 70 years old), Ms. Huang Chaofeng (about 60 years old), Ms. Yu (about 60 years old), Ms. Duan Shiying (about 60 years old). Because the police committed their crimes in the middle of the night and refused the practitioners' family members to contact them, the exact number of arrested practitioners is unknown. These practitioners are detained in the detention centers in Lingshui County, Huaying City, Guang'an City, Yuechi County and Wusheng County.
3. [Haifeng, Guangdong] Practitioner Yu Xiaoliang Arrested and Practitioner Amei Illegally Sentenced
Around August 23 and 24, Shanwei Dafa practitioner Mr. Liang Shengqiang, took a taxi to Haifeng to visit his wife, Ms. Yu Xiaoliang. They were arrested. It is said that Ms. Yu Xiaoliang is detained in the Haifeng Detention Center. Another practitioner, Amei, was illegally sentenced to two years of imprisonment.
4. [Huaihua City, Hunan Province] Dafa Practitioner Gong Huamei Arrested
Ms. Gong Huamei is a Dafa practitioner in Chenxi County, Huaihua City, Hunan Province. On September 16, 2007, the police from the Chenxi 610 Office took her away from her home and also confiscated Dafa books and truth-clarification materials. It was said the practitioner was followed when she distributed truth-clarification materials.
5. [Tianjin City] Update on Detained Practitioner Li Shufang from the Bohai Petroleum Company
On September 11, 2007, the police from the Xigu Police Station arrested Dafa practitioner Ms. Li Shufang of the Bohai Petroleum Company in Tanggu District, Tianjin City. Ms. Li Shufang was sent to the Tanggu District Detention Center. She is on a hunger strike and the police from the Tanggu District Police Department and the public security section of the Bohai Petroleum Company force-fed her.
6. [Wuchang City, Hubei Province] Practitioner Guo Yisong Arrested Again
In the end of June 2007, Dafa practitioner Mr. Guo Yisong, 28 years old, walked away with righteous thoughts after he was arrested by the police. In the beginning of September 2007, he was arrested again. At the same time, the plainclothes policemen from the Wuhan City Police Department took away 3,000 yuan cash, a bank book with 6,000 yuan, a laptop, a digital camera, a cellphone, an MP3 player, electronic books etc.
7. [Yi County, Liaoning Province] Practitioner Luo Xiangyin Arrested and Detained in the Jinzhou City No. 2 Detention Center
Ms. Luo Xiangyin is a Falun Dafa practitioner in Yi County, Liaoning Province. At 9:30 a.m. on September 17, 2007, she was teaching a class in the Balibao Elementary School in Chengguan Township. The principal asked her to come to his office. Ms. Luo was taken away by policeman Liu Haizhi from the Yi County National Security Team who was waiting there. It was then that instructor Wang Ning and policeman Liu Haizhi sent Ms. Luo to the Jingzhou City No. 2 Detention Center.
Jiang Cheng, Head of the Yi County National Security Team: 86-13840660953 (C)
Wang Ning, Instructor of the Yi County National Security Team: 86-13700160114 (C), 86-416-7710087 (H)
Liu Haizhi, policeman of the Yi County National Security Team: 86-13898380181 (C)
8. [Chongqing City] Practitioner Ye Jinhua Arrested
Ms. Ye Jinhua is a Dafa practitioner in Changshou District, Chongqing City. Around noon on August 14, 2007, she was seen by a monitoring camera while she was distributing truth-clarification materials in the New Century Market in Changshou District. On that afternoon, the police went directly to her home, searched it, and took her away.
9. [Linqu County, Shandong Province] Falun Dafa Practitioner Ms. Gao Xuexiu from Houzhuyin Village, Wujing Town Was Arrested by the Linqu Police on the Afternoon of August 29, 2007
10. [Nong'an County, Jilin Province] Update on the Arrests of Practitioners in Helong Town
Among the Dafa practitioners in Helong Town who were arrested, Ms. Zhao Ping, Ms. Li Yaying, and Ms. Xu Yafen, have been released. Mr. Fu Cheng, Mr. Wang Shoushan, Mr. Wei Cheng and Ms. Li Rui are still being detained.
Recently, Wei Cheng's wife, who is also a Dafa practitioner, went to the police and asked for her husband's release. However, the police not only didn't release Mr. Wei Cheng, but also planned to detain his wife. Later, Wei's wife was released when the hospital found that she was three-months pregnant.
11. [Beijing City] Dafa Practitioner Sun Yi Detained in the Sujiatuo Detention Center
On July 29, 2007, Beijing Dafa practitioner Ms. Sun Yi was arrested. Based on the so-called evidence that there was Falun Gong exercise music on her MP3 player, she was sentenced to two years of forced labor. Now Ms. Sun Yi has been transferred to the Sujiatuo Detention Center.
12. [Baoding City, Hebei Province] Dafa Practitioner Wei Yibin Arrested
Mr. Wei Yibin is a Dafa practitioner in Dakanxia Village, Mancheng, Baoding City. At 10 p.m. on September 14, 2007, Zhao Weimin led five or six policemen from the Third Criminal Police Team of Shenxing Town to break into Mr. Wei's home, forcibly search his home, and take him away. Now Mr. Wei is detained in the Mancheng Detention Center.
13. [Pingdu, Shandong Province] Update on Detained Practitioner Mao Xiuting
Ms. Mao Xiuting is detained in a detention center. Her family members and friends went to the detention center and requested her release. The police said that Ms. Mao would not be released unless 5,000 yuan was paid. One day the police led several people to threaten Ms. Mao's husband that they would close up the shops he runs. Her husband did not cooperate. The police said, "We will send Mao Xiuting to a forced labor camp if you do not cooperate."
14. [Xianning, Hubei Province] Practitioner Xia Shilong Arrested Again
Dafa practitioner Mr. Xia Shilong is 61 years old. He was illegally detained in a forced labor camp for four years. After he was released, Li Yingchan and other policemen from the Tongcheng County National Security Team, took him away from his home at 10 a.m. on September 14, 2007. Now he is detained in the No. 1 Detention Center of the Tongcheng County Police Department.
Policeman Li Yinchan: 86-715-4327947 (O), 86-715-4326123 (H), 86-13886527612 (C)
15. [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Practitioner Li Jun Arrested
On the afternoon of August 31, 2007, the police from the Fuguo Street Police Station arrested Dafa practitioner Ms. Li Jun, when she was clarifying the facts and advising people to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations around the Shahekou District Chemistry and Physics Institute. She has been sent to the Yaojia Detention Center.
16. [Jize County, Hebei Province] On September 9, 2007, Dafa Practitioner Ms. Duan Xinyue Was Taken Away by the Jize County Police Department and Was Directly Sent to the Handan City Forced Labor Camp for Two Years of Forced Labor
17. [Muleng City, Heilongjiang Province] Dafa Practitioner Gao Yuqin and Zhang Xiulan Arrested
Ms. Gao Yuqin and Ms. Zhang Xiulan are Dafa practitioners in Erzhan Village, Hexi Township, Muleng City, Heilongjiang Province. When they distributed truth-clarification materials on August 24, 2007, they were reported by the local villagers and arrested by the Hexi Police Station. The police tried to extort money from their family members, but failed. Now the two practitioners are detained in the Muleng City Detention Center. Ms. Gao Yuqin has been on a hunger strike up to now and is on the verge of death.
Fan Weimin, Director of the Muleng City 610 Office: 86-453-3134469 (O)
Zhou Xinsheng, Head of the National Security Team: 86-453-3124982 (O), 86-453-3128951 (H)
Muleng City Detention Center: 86-453-3121302
Hexi Police Station: 86-453-3021729
18. [Beijing City] Practitioner Yan Yuqin Arrested Ms. Yan Yuqin, in her 40s, is a Dafa practitioner in Xiguan Village, Yongning Town, Yanqing County, Beijing City. At noon on September 7, 2007, she was taken away by the Yanqing National Security Team.
19. [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Dafa Practitioner Ms. Lin Junyan Missing Since August 14, 2007 20. [Guan County, Shandong Province] Practitioners Including Du Xuexiang Taken Away from Their Homes
During the evening of September 13, 2007, deputy team leader Zhang Wu led the police from the Guan County National Security Team to break into Dafa practitioner Mr. Du Xuexiang's home at Xiaoguo Village, Qingshui Town, and Dafa practitioner Mr. Lu Lizhu's home in Nanwangduan, Wanshan Township. The two practitioners were taken away and detained in the Guan County Detention Center.
On the same day, the police from the Beitao Police Station broke into Dafa practitioner Ms. Lu Yuezhen's home at Dongsongzhuang Village, Beitao Town; the police from the Yanzhuang Police Station broke into Mr. Zhang Wendong's home at Yi Village, Yanzhuang Town. The two practitioners were taken away and also detained in the Guan County Detention Center.
21. [Anqiu City, Shandong Province] Practitioner Guo Shusheng Arrested in the Huangdao Developing District of Qingdao City
Anqiu City Dafa practitioner Mr. Guo Shusheng, works in the Huangdao Developing District of Qingdao City. On the morning of September 4, 2007, the police from the Changjiang Police Station of Huangdao, arrested Guo Shusheng on his way home. The superintendent of the police station said that Mr. Gao could be released as long as his family paid 10,000 yuan. However, Mr. Guo was not released after his family paid the money. Later, the police extorted another 10,000 yuan but the police did not release Mr. Guo, but instead transferred him to the Liuhuabo Detention Center.
22. [Beijing City] Practitioners Ye Hong, Tao Fumin and His Brother Harassed and Persecuted
Around September 9, 2007, several policemen illegally searched Dafa practitioner Tao Fumin's apartment, where he and his older brother rented for just a couple of days. The police took away a desktop computer, a laptop, a printer, and about 1000 speakers for clarifying the truth as well as other truth-clarification materials. Mr. Tao Fumin's brother escaped, but was later arrested. Now the place where Mr. Tao is detained is unknown.
On the morning of September 11, 2007, several policemen broke into Dafa practitioner Ms. Ye Hong's home at the Beijing northern suburb. The police took away a laptop, a color copy machine, a printer, binding machine, all Dafa books, and some truth-clarification materials. Ye Hong was forcibly taken away and detained in an unknown place.
23. [Zibo City, Shandong Province] Additional Facts about the Destruction of the Truth-Clarification Materials Production Site in Zhoucun District On September 13, the truth-clarification materials production site in Zhoucun District was destroyed. More than five practitioners were arrested by the 610 Office, including Lao Ma and his wife in the "Eight-three" Factory.
24. [Beijing City] Practitioner Song Xuehua Illegally Detained in the Miyun Detention Center
At night on September 15, 2007, Miyun Dafa practitioner Mr. Song Xuehua, was arrested and his home was searched after he removed banners defaming Dafa. Now he is detained in the Miyun Detention Center.
25. [Jingzhou City, Hubei Province] Dafa Practitioner Li Zilong's Situation
Mr. Li Zilong was born in April 1956, and lives in Caoshi Town, Jingzhou City, Hubei Province. He was arrested when he went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong. The police tried to extort money from Mr. Li's older brother. Later, a gang of officers detained Mr. Li in a hotel. His current whereabouts are unknown.
26. [Yueyang City, Hunan Province[ On September 13, 2007, Dafa practitioner Ms. Liu Hongxia Was Arrested when She Clarified the Truth Near the Hansen Hotel in Yueyang City
27. [Mengyin County, Shandong Province] Dafa Practitioners Harassed and Persecuted
On September 12, 2007, the Duozhuang Town 610 Office and the Duozhuang Town Police Station in Mengyin County went to harass Dafa practitioners who had been listed in their documents.
Gong Yanxin, the evil party secretary of Shihouwa Village, led some people to Dafa practitioner Mr. Pan Yongfeng's home to search it and take him away. At the same time, Dafa practitioner Mr. Liu Zhangrui, from the grain administration center, and another female Dafa practitioner from Huangren Village, were also taken away and their homes were searched. The police also went to the workplace where Dafa practitioner Mr. Qi Chengrong from Xiduozhuang Village, Duozhuang Town, worked and attempted to take him away. Mr. Qi Chengrong escaped and now his whereabouts are unknown.
At 7 a.m. on September 14, 2007, Zhang Debin from the Jiepai Town 610 Office and four policemen from the Jiepai Town Police Station went to Dafa practitioner Mr. Shi Lizhong's home at Zhujiadianzi, Jiepai Town claiming they were "returning a visit". They intended to search Mr. Shi's home but Mr. Shi stopped them with righteous thoughts and turned them out of his home.
Gong Yanxin, the evil party secretary of Shihouwa Village, Duozhuang Town, 86-539-4580392
Fang Simin, Director of the Duozhuang Town 610 Office: 86-13853931001 (C)