Ms. Liang Xianglian and Ms. Zhou Meihua Sent to Yaojia Detention Center in Dalian City, Liaoning Province
On the afternoon of March 20, 2007, officials at the Xiuyue Street Police Station in the Zhongshan District, Dalian City, Liaoning Province sent Ms. Liang Xianglian and Ms. Zhou Meihua to the Yaojia Criminal Detention Center. In order to conceal their decision from the practitioners' families, the officers sent Ms. Liang and Ms. Zhou away through the back door of the police station. The Yaojia Detention Center is known for its cruelty in persecuting practitioners. Ms. Liang and Ms. Zhou were followed and arrested by patrolling officers dedicated to the suppression of Falun Gong practitioners. The two were posting self-adhesive truth clarifying materials in the Xiuyue Street residential area. One female and four male officers from the Xiuyue Street Police Station searched Ms. Liang Xianglian's home and confiscated a personal computer, some truth clarifying materials, an MP3 player, Falun Dafa cassette tapes, and a cellular phone.
Ms. Zhou Meihua is my younger sister. She started practicing Falun Gong in 1996. This is the fourth time she has been arrested. She had no fixed place to stay, and her daughter, the only child she has, has not been able to attend school. I am gravely concerned that Meihua has sustained severe mental and physical abuse by hunger striking to protest unlawful persecution.
Ms. Liang Xianglian was born in October 1949. She started practicing Falun Gong in 1995. She was unlawfully held in the Dalian City Forced Labor Institute from October 2000 to October 2003, undergoing extended torture and persecution. Her husband also started practicing Falun Gong in 1995. He was held in the Dalian City Forced Labor Camp from October 2000 to August 2002. He was tortured to the extent that he could no longer take care of himself. He is almost blind.
Dalian City Yaojia Criminal Detention Center: 86-411-86870728,
Dalian Detention Center: 86-411-86886166, 86-411-86887811, 86-411-86887816, 86-411-86887815, 86-411-86887813, 86-411-86887812, 86-411-86870718, 86-411-86870728, 86-411-86870857, 86-411-86870508, 86-411-86871988
Xiuyue Police Station in the Zhongshan District, Dalian City: 86-411-83792042
March 23, 2007