Twelve Practitioners Taken into Police Custody after Luo Gan's Secretary Visited Chicheng
(Clearwisdom.net) On April 21, 2007, the secretary of Luo Gan (one of the primary perpetrators of the persecution) went to Chicheng, Hebei Province. When he passed the Dahaituo Tourist Area in Chicheng County, he saw the large banners posted by Falun Dafa practitioners to clarify the truth and save sentient beings. After he returned to Beijing, he reported this to his boss. He then pressured the government officials of Hebei Province, Zhangjiakou City, and Chicheng County, accusing them of not being able to suppress Falun Gong effectively. As a result, the Political and Judiciary Committee of Hebei Province and the 610 Office of Zhangjiakou set up a special team. They went to Chicheng County and worked with the local police department to persecute practitioners. In every town in the county, the police arranged someone to keep surveillance at night. Police vehicles patrolled the streets everywhere.
On the night of April 23, three female practitioners from Longmensuo Township went to clarify the truth and encountered the patrolling police vehicles. They were taken to the county police department and later detained at Zhangjiakou City Detention Center for 15 days. They were Ms. Ji Yuhua, Ms. Wang Sulan, and Ms. Nin Nin.
Around 7 a.m. on April 24, the deputy director of the county police department, Fan Kaichun, led a group of officers to break into the home of practitioner Ms. Chen Haiyan. When they found out that she had moved, they threatened the landlord and told him to not tell her that they had been there. They then went to Ms. Chen's parent's home. Her mother is over 60 years old and her father was ill at home. With complete disregard for the couple's age and physical condition, they searched the home and took away Dafa books that Chen's mother normally read, an MP3 player, and other articles.
That morning, Jiang Wenhai and another policeman took Chen Haiyan's husband into custody. Ms. Chen's husband, Zhao Binheng, was driving a taxi at the time. The police took possession of the taxi that Zhao and his family depend on for a living. The police then went to Mr. Zhao's home and took away a computer their children used for study, Dafa books, an MP3 player, and cellphones, among other things. They arrested an elderly gentlemen living in the same building and practitioner Wang Haojun. During the search, practitioner Ms. Wang Yuzhen happened to visit Mr. Zhao, and the police also arrested her without any question. Around 6 p.m., the police took Chen Haiyan into custody as well.
Around 9:30 p.m., police officer Zhang Yongxin led a group people to break into the home of practitioner Wang Yuhai. Wang was home alone at the time. The police arrested Wang and took away Dafa books, a cellphone, an MP3 player, a TV, a recorder, and some wires that were on the floor.
Around 11 p.m. that night when people were resting at home, the police went to the homes of practitioners Guo Xiulin and Lin Cuilian. They pretended to be from the Property Bureau in order to get them to open their doors. They arrested the two practitioners and searched their homes. The same night, several police broke into the home of practitioner Ms. Wang Yufeng and took away her books and other articles. Around 7 a.m. on April 25, they arrested Ms. Wang at her mother's home. At the time, she was only wearing underwear and was barefooted. The police carried her to the police vehicle. It was early in the morning while people were going to work and school. Many residents witnessed the brutality of the police in persecuting good people. Before May 1, the police also arrested practitioner Zhang Xiufeng from Dahaituo.
This series of arrests demonstrates the hooliganism of the police, in this case led by Fan Kaichun and Zhang Yongxin. During the police searches, they were like common thieves, taking everything they saw and throwing other things on the floor. They ransacked practitioners' homes. Just like people are saying nowadays, "The bandits that used to live in the mountains are now in the police departments."