Many Practitioners from Weifang City, Shandong Province Arrested on April 18, 2007
(Clearwisdom.net) On the night of April 18, 2007, the authorities from the Weifang City Police Station plotted to arrest over 10 Falun Gong practitioners. The arrested practitioners include Mr. Dai Zongzhen, Ms. Dai Juan, Mr. Wang Peng, Mr. Tan Foli and his wife, Mr. Wang Xinmin, Mr. Wang Yu, Mr. Wang Jilin and his wife, Ms. Wang Guifang, Mr. Qiu Zhenhua, Ms. Liu Suxiang, Mr. Qiu Zhaohua, Mr. Zheng, Mr. Song, Mr. Liu, and Mr. Jiao. Mr. Dai Zongqiu (Dai Zongzhen's brother in Anqiu City) was also arrested on the same day. Other practitioners were also arrested.
One practitioner's workplace was ransacked. After the door was pried open, the officers stole a van and two motorcycles, among other belongings. The warehouse gate where many Falun Gong truth-clarification materials were stored was broken into and the materials taken away. The perpetrators had been monitoring some practitioners for a long time and then arrested them in different places.
At about 7:30 p.m. on April 18, Mr.Wang Xinmin and Mr. Wang Yu were arrested in Wang Yu's home in Beiwanger Village.
At about 7:00 p.m. that same evening, practitioners Ms. Wang Changxiu, Ms. Liu Aimei, and Ms. Han Yuhua were all arrested. Their residencies were ransacked. All the Dafa books and 1700 yuan were stolen from Wang Changxiu. Mr. Dai Zongqiu from Anqiu City, and Dai Zongzhen from Kuiwen City were arrested. The television and DVD player in Dai Zongzhen's home were stolen. The arrested practitioners were detained in the Beiyuan Police Station in Weifang City. Their family members went to appeal for their release at about 8 a.m on April 19.
Personnel from Weifang City State Security Bureau and police broke into Mr. Tan Foli's home the same night. They arrested him and stole some belongings.
Also that same night, officers from Weifang City 610 Office arrested practitioner Mr. Hua Yuliang. Details are still being investigated.
We appeal to people to help stop the persecution by the Weifang City authorities.