(Clearwisdom.net) Note: The following is a shortened version of a longer and more detailed article that appeared on the Minghui.org website (Chinese version of Clearwisdom.net).

Three practitioners have been arrested since March 2007 in the Xingyang City area of Henan Province. They are held at the Sanlizhuang Detention Center in Xingyang City. Another four practitioners were present during the arrest but escaped safely with the power of their righteous thoughts.

Practitioners Ms. Ma Qingli and Ms. Chen Qinglian from Shangjie District, Zhenzhou City were arrested on March 27, 2007 when the practitioners were distributing truth materials near Shidonggou, Gaoshan Township. Participating in the arrest were officers from the Gaoshan Township Police Station. The practitioners were taken to the Gaoshan Township Police Station and are currently being held at Sanlizhuang Detention Center in Xingyang City.

Xingyang City 610 Office agents had been following practitioner Nie Junhua for a long time. They arrested her on May 11, 2007 and sent her to the Sanlizhuang Detention Center.

In the past several years, 610 Office agents sentenced five practitioners to prison terms between five years and seven years. Practitioners Ding Guoying and Wang Hui have been held at Xinmi Prison, also called the No. 15 Division Prison for a long time, and the prison authorities refused to release them. Ding Guoying suffered a nervous breakdown. Overall, the 610 Office agents and police sent 29 practitioners to labor camps. Three practitioners were sent to labor camps more than three times, and 111 practitioners are held beyond the illegally imposed terms. The police also ransacked their homes and extorted a cumulative 600,000 yuan from them.