Additional Persecution News from China - May 17, 2007 (31 Reports)
1. [Baoding City, Hebei Province] Practitioner Ms. Chen Xiumei on Hunger Strike in Balizhuang Forced Labor Camp and Facing Escalated Persecution
2. [Yinchuan City, Ninxia Autonomous Region] Additional Information on the Illegal Trial of Mr. Zhao Yuhu and Three Other Practitioners
On the morning of May 15, 2007, the Xixia District Court in Yinchuan City held an illegal trial of practitioners Mr. Zhao Yuhu, Ms. Zhang Xiaoping, Mr. Cai Guojun, and Ms. Jiang Hongying. At around 8:40 a.m., the moment she was taken to the courtroom, Ms. Zhang Xiaoping shouted, "Falun Dafa is good," "Restore the innocence of Falun Dafa," and "Falun Dafa has been framed and slandered like nothing before in history." The police panicked and kept transferring Ms. Zhang from one room to another. Throughout the trial, the four practitioners denied all charges. The trial could not go on, and the judge had to call a recess.
3. [Luohe City, Henan Province] Additional Information on the Arrest of Practitioner Ms. Guo Xiuzhen
At 9:00 p.m. on April 24, 2007, eight officers including Yang Jie (male), Hao Xinsheng (male), and Wang Guoqiang (male) from the Luohe City Police Department and the Yuanhui District Police Department broke into practitioner Ms. Guo Xiuzhen's home and ransacked it. Despite the fact that Ms. Guo is in her sixties, Yang Jie beat her head against the wall several times by her hair. Ms. Guo became disoriented and could not see anything. The officers then pulled her outside and pushed her into the police vehicle. She was taken to the Luohe City Detention Center. On May 10, 2007, the Luohe City Police Department illegally sentenced her to forced labor and took her to the Shibalihe Women's Forced Labor Camp in Zhengzhou City, Henan Province.
Yang Jie (male), officer at the Yuanhui District Police Department: 86-13137955553 (cell)
Cao Baoguang (male): 86-395-2935688, 86-395-3656710
Wang Guoqiang (male), officer at the Yancheng District Police Department: 86-13939528202 (cell)
4. [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Additional Information on Ms. Zhong Shujuan, Who Was Taken to Masanjia Forced Labor Camp
At 5:00 p.m. on April 13, 2007, Ms. Zhong Shujuan was distributing truth-clarifying materials in the commercial section on Qianshan Road in Ganjingzi District, Dalian City. She was turned in to the police. An officer surnamed Han (male) from the Huadong Road Police Station in Ganjingzi District took her into custody. Han found over 30 copies of truth-clarifying materials and immediately reported to the Ganjingzi District 610 Office. He also called in officials from the local residential committee, and together, they took Ms. Zhong to the Yaojia Detention Center in Dalian City.
Half a dozen officers from the Huadong Road Police Station took the keys from Ms. Zhong and burst through her door without knocking on it even though her family was at home. The officers took away Falun Dafa books, materials, and Ms. Zhong's address book. On May 9, Ms. Zhong's husband found out, after numerous inquiries, that the Dalian Office of Maintaining Stability (formerly the 610 Office) had sentenced his wife to two years of forced labor. Ms. Zhong Shujuan had been secretly taken to the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp on April 30. On May 13, her husband was not permitted to meet with her when he went to the labor camp to visit.
This is the third time that Ms. Han has been sent to a forced labor camp. She had already spent four and a half years in the Dalian Forced Labor Institute and in the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp, serving two previous forced labor terms. This is the second time she has been arrested by officers of the Huadong Road Police Station. In 2003, Ms. Zhong Shujuan was clarifying the truth and she had made just a few statements when an officer with the surname Lu arrested her. She was subsequently taken to the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp.
Huadong Road Police Station in Ganjingzi District: 86-411-86511216
Zhu Nianyong, director of the Huadong Road Police Station: 86-13840875755 (cell)
5. [Linqing City, Shandong Province] Nine Practitioners Detained, Including Mr. Xu Lianrong
On the evening of May 10, 2007, eight practitioners from Kangmiao Village in Songlin Town, Linqing City, Shandong Province were detained after the police received a report that the practitioners were practicing the Falun Gong exercises together. Officers from the Songlin Town Police Station and two Linqing City State Security officers took the two male and six female practitioners to the Linqing Detention Center.
The next morning, the officers took Mr. Gao Zhenxiang, who is from the same village, to the detention center. They searched the nine practitioners' homes, confiscating Falun Dafa books and two templates for printing truth-clarifying materials.
The nine practitioners arrested are:
Mr. Xu Lianrong, 58
Mr. Liang Anci, 60
Mr. Gao Zhenxiang, 33
Ms. Yang, wife of Mr. Xing Jintao
Ms. Zhang, wife of Mr. Wang Wenzhong
Mr. Wang Zhaosong's wife
Mr. Wang Wenling's wife
Mr. Wang Ruibo's wife
Mr. Liang Jianhua's wife
Jia Junchen (male), of the Songlin Police Station in Linqing City, Shandong Province: 86-635-2614017, 86-13562002088 (cell)
Li Jianmin: 86-635-2311468, 86-13508922266 (cell)
6. [Mudanjiang City, Heilongjiang Province] Practitioners Ms. Qiu Jinyan and Ms. Teng Li Detained by Patrolling Division of Xi'an Police Department
Between 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on May 13, practitioners Ms. Qiu Jinyan and Ms. Teng Li were taken into custody by patrolling officers while distributing truth-clarifying materials on West Qitiao Road. Ms. Teng was released on May 14 when she developed symptoms of illness. Ms. Qiu has been transferred to the No. 2 Detention Center.
Ms. Qiu Jinyan, 53, has been arrested twice. She later left town to avoid police harassment. Prior to May 13, she had been temporarily staying at her younger sister's home. She previously suffered from diabetes, low blood pressure, and dizziness. All of her illnesses were cured soon after she started practicing Falun Gong.
Patrolling division of the Xi'an Police Department in Mudanjiang City, Heilongjiang Province: 86-453-6434439
7. [Binzhou City, Shandong Province] Practitioners Ms. Wang Jinzhi and Ms. Wang Jinhua Arrested
Ms. Wang Jinzhi and her sister Ms. Wang Jinhua from Linchi Village in Linchi Town, Binzhou City, Zouping County were arrested at their home by Linchi Town police officers and 610 Office agents at 4:00 p.m. on May 15.
8. [Yi County, Liaoning Province] Practitioner Ms. Sun Linghua Remains in Custody Four Years after Receiving Heavy Sentencing
On June 11, 2003, Ms. Sun Linghua, a practitioner from Yi County, was arrested by Li Xiejiang (male) of the Jinzhou City 610 Office and officers from the Jinzhou State Security Department. She was given a sentence of seven and a half years. She was taken to the Shenyang Women's Prison and has remained under persecution there for four years.
9. [Hebei Province] Mr. Zhang Zhenguang Taken to Langfang Brainwashing Center
Additional information about Mr. Zhang Zhenguang, who was arrested in Yongqing County, Hebei Province:
At around 1:00 p.m. on May 12, 2007, a dozen police officers from the Yongqing County State Security Division and the Yangmazhuang Police Station arrived in five vehicles at Mr. Zhang Zhenguang's home. The officers conducted a search until after 4:00 p.m. And then took Mr. Zhang to the county detention center. Mr. Zhang has since been transferred to the Langfang Brainwashing Center. The officers took away a personal computer, two printers, a case of ink supplies, Falun Dafa books, and a portrait of Falun Dafa's founder. A guest, who was visiting Mr. Zhang, also had his cellular phone confiscated by the police.
10. [Zibo City, Shandong Province] Numerous Practitioners Arrested in Boshan District
Recently several production sites of Falun Dafa materials in Boshan District of Zibo City, Shandong Province have been destroyed, and numerous practitioners have been arrested. Practitioner Mr. Wang Zhongshi has had to leave town to avoid arrest. The police are still searching for practitioners.
Chen (gender unknown), section head, director of the Boshan District 610 Office: 86-13505334129 (cell)
Pan Xiangdong (male), of the Fushan Police Station: 86-13806482190 (cell)
Sun Xinguo, police officer: 86-13964391177 (cell)
11. [Shandong Province] Persecution of Falun Gong Practitioners in No. 7 Division at Wangcun Forced Labor Camp
Practitioners Mr. Liu Yuanjie, Mr. Sun Jiangdong, and Mr. Wu Kejian have had their terms extended for 32 days because they refused to be "transformed" or engage in forced labor. Mr. Liu worked for the Department Senior Cadres in Mengyin County, Linyi City. Mr. Sun was employed by the Binzhou City Wood Company. Mr. Wu is from Qianbozi Village in Ganjia Town, Gaomi City, under the jurisdiction of Weifang City, Shandong Province.
Mr. Yang Jian lived in the Yunji Residential Community in Dongying District, Dongying City. On November 10, 2006, he passed out after being pushed hard against the wall by Li Gongming (male), head of the police team that took Mr. Yang into custody. In March 2007, Mr. Yang's term was extended for 24 days because he refused to be "transformed" or do forced labor.
Mr. Liu Ruiyou's term was also extended for 24 days because he refused to be "transformed" or engage in forced labor. Mr. Liu is from Huangqibao Town in Anqiu City, under the jurisdiction of Weifang City, Shandong Province.
12. [Jilin Province] Practitioners Injured from Torture by Changchun State Security Division Officers
Practitioners taken into custody on May 9, 2007 were secretly taken to the Changchun City No. 3 Detention Center by officers of the Changchun City State Security Division at around 8:00 p.m. on May 12. Most of the practitioners were injured as a result of torture conducted by officers from the Changchun State Security Division.
13. [Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] Follow-Up Report on Three Arrested Practitioners
After being taken into custody on May 14, 2007, three practitioners from Qingbaijiang District in Chengdu City, Sichuan Province remain in custody (some reports indicate that they could have been placed under detention). The police searched their homes, confiscating personal computers and other items.
14. [Zhucheng City, Shandong Province] Practitioner Ms. Qiu Jiaxiu Remains in Custody at Wangcun Forced Labor after Her Term Ends
Ms. Qiu Jiaxiu, a practitioner from the Qiujiazhuang area in Zhucheng City, Shandong Province, has held firmly to her righteous belief in Falun Dafa and refused to comply with the unreasonable demains of the labor camp guards. Her forced labor term should have ended on May 10, 2007. She remains in custody at the Wangcun Forced Labor Camp.
No. 3 Division at the Wangcun Forced Labor Camp: 86-533-6689415
Team in the No. 3 Division: 86-533-6693134
15. [Changchun City, Jilin Province] In a Failed Attempt to Round Up a Practitioner, the Police Harassed an Elderly Lady
At around 5:00 p.m. on May 9, 2007, several police vehicles stopped in front of a building in the West Fourth Section of a residential community. Police officers sealed off the building, and some went upstairs to practitioner Ms. Zhao's home and claimed to be verifying residential statuses. When the door was answered, the officers said they were from the provincial police department, the city police department, and the local police station. They mistook Ms. Zhao's 77-year-old mother for a practitioner and took her away; she has heart disease and high blood pressure. Despite protests from the elderly lady's children that she had just come out of the hospital after an operation, the officers forced her to go downstairs. Her children had no choice but to support her arms while she walked downstairs. Her son happened to come back from work at that time, scolded the officers and supported his mother back upstairs. The police searched each room in their home, confiscating two notebook computers, printer drums, Falun Dafa books, an MP3 player, and other items. The officers did not leave until it was almost 10:00 p.m.
16. [Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province] Practitioner Mr. Tian Jingxue Arrested on May 13
On May 13, 2007, practitioner Mr. Tian Jingxue was taken into custody while he was clarifying the truth in the Lianjiangkou area. Mr. Tian is being held at the Jiamusi Detention Center in Heilongjiang Province.
17. [Hebei Province] Situation of Practitioners under Persecution
Officials from Zhangjiakou City and Hebei Province who carried out persecution against practitioners in Chicheng County returned to the county on May 15, 2007. They planned to follow through with the persecution of Mr. Zhao Bingheng, Ms. Chen Haiyan, Ms. Wang Yufeng, Ms. Wang Yuzhen, Mr. Wang Yuhai, Ms. Guo Xiulin, Ms. Lin Cuilian, and other practitioners.
Five practitioners, Ms. Ji Yuhua, Ms. Wang Suhua, a practitioner with the given name Ningning (gender unknown), Ms. Zhang Xiufen, and Mr. Wang Haojun from Chicheng County, Hebei Province, were taken into custody. On May 9 and 10, they safely returned home.
Zhao Zhanhua (male), Party secretary of Chicheng County: 86-13503135958 (cell)
Guo Wanzhong (male), deputy Party secretary of Chicheng County: 86-13803133198 (cell), 86-313-6315878
Fan Kaichun (male), deputy chief of the police department: 86-13333030944 (cell), 86-313-6312724
610 Office: 86-313-6312456
18. [Tonghua City, Jilin Province] Additional Information on the Detention of Practitioners Mr. Sui Yanzhang and His Wife Ms. Xu Yingjie
On the evening of April 19, 2007, officers from the Tonghua City Railroad Station Police Station (also known as the Laozhan Police Station) received orders from the State Security Branch in Changchun City to arrest practitioners Mr. Sui Yanzhang and his wife Ms. Xu Yingjie. The police smashed the windows on the second floor and climbed into the practitioners' home. They beat Mr. Sui and his wife and confiscated all the cash in their home. They went to the storage room and stole a personal computer and a printer, among other materials. Mr. Sui Yanzhang and Ms. Xu Yingjie are held at the Changliu Detention Center in Tonghua City.
19. [Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Recent Situation of Three Detained Elderly Practitioners
On the evening of May 8, 2007, three practitioners from the Jidian residential community in Acheng City of Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province, were taken to the Acheng No. 2 Detention Center. They have remained in custody for over a week. A non-practitioner tricycle driver (gender unknown) was also taken into custody.
It has been learned that the three practitioners went to the Sanjiazitun area in Liaodian Township to distribute truth-clarifying materials. An officer named Wu Yanjun (gender unknown) spotted them and took them into custody. On May 9, several officers from the Liaodian Police Station searched the three practitioners' homes. The officers confiscated Falun Dafa books in one practitioner's home.
The Liaodian Police Station, the Acheng Political Security Section, the Acheng 610 Office, and the Acheng No. 2 Detention Center participated in the persecution.
Zhang Yabin (male), chief of Acheng Police Department: 86-451-53778889 (office)
Wang Xiaoguang (male), director of Acheng 610 Office: 86-451-53760501 (office), 86-451-53734388 (home)
Liaodian Police Station: 86-451-53859527
Acheng No. 2 Detention Center: 86-451-53714265
State Security Section: 86-451-53721883 ext. 6029
20. [Beijing] Police Officer Frames Practitioner to Earn Cash Reward
In Beijing, there is a 20,000 yuan cash reward for turning in a Falun Dafa practitioner. A police officer in Fengtai District, Beijing kept a truth-clarifying flyer in his pocket and went to a practitioner's home. He then took out the flyer and claimed that he found it in the practitioner's home. The practitioner has been sentenced to two years in prison.
21. [Beijing] Practitioner Ms. Zhao Ping Arrested
On April 17, practitioner Ms. Zhao Ping was arrested by officers from the local police station and the district police department. She is being held at the Beixing Police Station in Dongcheng District, Beijing.
22. [Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] Practitioner Auntie Chen Arrested
On the morning of March 20, 2007, practitioner Auntie Chen, who is from Conghua City of Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, was distributing truth-clarifying materials in Jiekou Town. Upon receiving reports, state security officers arrived and took her into custody. The same night, the police forced their way into Ms. Chen's home. Despite her family members' intervention, the officers ransacked the place and took away Falun Dafa books and truth-clarifying materials. The police have not permitted any visits from Ms. Chen's family. Her whereabouts are unknown.
23. [Nanyang City, Henan Province] Practitioner Mr. Wang Wei Arrested
Mr. Wang Wei, a practitioner from Nanyang City, Henan Province, is a physician at the city hospital. On the morning of May 15, three officers from the Wolong Police Department in Nanyang City, in association with the hospital's security section and Party committee, took Mr. Wang into custody while he was at work. They took his key and searched his home, taking into possession some of his personal belongings. On the afternoon of May 16, Mr. Wang Wei was taken to the city's No. 1 Detention Center.
24. [Yueyang City, Hunan Province] Practitioner Ms. Tang Gemei Sentenced to Three Years in Prison
Ms. Tang Gemei and Ms. Wang Renxiang are practitioners from Pingjiang County in Yueyang City, Hunan Province. In December 2006, they were taken into custody by agents of the Yueyang County 610 Office and held at the Yueyang County Detention Center.
The police tried to extort Ms. Wang's family for over 10,000 yuan in cash in exchange for her release, but the family could not come up with cash. In May 2007, the police sentenced Ms. Tang Gemei to three years in prison. Ms. Tang has been taken to the Changsha City Women's Prison.
Chen Lin (female), Yueyang County 610 Office agent: 86-13327205309 (cell)
Zhao Binyang (male), of the Yueyang County State Security Division: 86-13907402858 (cell)
Li Xiaomao (male), of the Yueyang County State Security Division: 86-13607403567 (cell)
25. [Lanzhou City, Gansu Province] Practitioner Ms. Wang Caixia Taken to Gongjiawan Brainwashing Center
At around 6:30 p.m. on May 12, officers from the Weiyuan Road Police Station took Ms. Wang Caixia, a resident of Chengguan District, Lanzhou City, Gansu Province, to the Gongjiawan Brainwashing Center in Lanzhou City. On the morning of May 15, one of Ms. Wang's family members went to visit her in the morning and had to wait until 5:30 p.m. before meeting her.
Ms. Wang had been held in solitary confinement since arriving at the brainwashing center on May 12. She was hung by her handcuffed hands above her head. She was not released until her family visited her. During the visit, Ms. Wang looked tired and sick. There were injuries to her neck and right hand. Her hands had turned dark purple, and both her wrists were swollen. She kept rubbing both her shoulders with her palms.
Yang Dongchen, police officer: 86-931-2860011, 86-13399315065
26. [Fuxin City, Liaoning Province] Practitioner Ms. Wang Xiuxiang Arrested
At around 9:00 a.m. on May 14, 2007, Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Wang Xiuxiang from Fuxin City, Liaoning Province, was arrested at the Railroad Elementary School by officers from the city's Crime Response Team.
27. [Guanghan City, Sichuan Province] Practitioners Ms. Jia Xiaolan and Ms. Qin Shiqiong Arrested
On the morning of May 14, 2007, Ms. Jia Xiaolan and Ms. Qin Shiqiong, practitioners from Lianshan Town in Guanghan City, Sichuan Province, were clarifying the truth at the gate of the Lianshan Market. Officers from the Lianshan Police Station took them into custody after receiving reports. At around 2:00 p.m. the same afternoon, officers searched Ms. Jia Xiaolan's home.
28. [Zhuolu County, Hebei Province] Ms. Wang Runmei Released after Extorted of 4,000 Yuan by Agents of the 610 Office
On the afternoon of May 11, 2007, Zhao Xuan (male), director of the Zhuolu County 610 Office, Dong Fei (male), head of the Political Security Division at the Zhuolu County Police Department, and other officers arrived at Baodai Village, Baodai Town in search of Falun Dafa material production sites as well as satellite dish receiving programs from New Tang Dynasty Television. The officers took away a satellite dish from a practitioner with the surname Zhang (gender unknown). They also searched Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Wang Runmei's home, confiscating a DVD burner and a printer. Ms. Wang was taken into custody. After her family was fined 4,000 yuan in cash, Ms. Wang was released the same day.
29. [Xining City, Qinghai Province] Falun Gong Practitioner Ms. Lu Lian Arrested
On May 12, 2007, Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Lu Lian, from Chengbei District in Xining City, Qinghai Province, was turned in to the police while distributing truth-clarifying materials. Officers from the Chaoyagn Police Station in Chengbei District took her into custody and held her at the Ershilipu Detention Center.
30. [Yunmeng County, Hubei Province] Ms. Wang Haihua, Ms. Liu Xiaohua and Ms. Qiu Shuangying Arrested
Three more practitioners in Yunmeng County, Hubei Province have been taken into custody, including Ms. Wang Haihua (whose husband is the deputy head of the Yunmeng County Government), Ms. Liu Xiaohua, and Ms. Qiu Shuangying. Practitioner Ms. Liu Jinhua managed to escape with righteous thoughts. As a result, the police arrested Ms. Liu's son, who works at the county Procuratorate.
Wang Sixiang (male), of the 610 Office: 86-712-4321003 (office), 86-13972647889 (cell)
Lin Tao (male), chief of the police department: 86-712-4322764 (office), 86-13807294985 (cell)
Guan Xiangping (male), deputy Party secretary of the Political and Judiciary Committee: 86-712-4326899 (home), 86-13707294869 (cell)
31. [Chongqing] Practitioner Ms. Ji Sufen Arrested
Ms. Ji Sufen, in her sixties, is retired from the Shipingqiao Mining Machinery Factory in Chongqing (which went into bankruptcy). On the afternoon of April 30, 2007, she was arrested by officers from the Xiejiawan Police Station while clarifying the truth in the Xiejiawan area in Jiulongpo District. The police searched her home the same night. Ms. Ji is being held at the Huayan Detention Center in Jiulongpo District. Her family has not been permitted to visit.