610 Office Arrests Hong Kong Resident, Who Was Visiting Father in Shenzhen City and Now Faces Illegal Trial
(Clearwisdom.net) Mr. Chen Jinshu, 50, is a Falun Gong practitioner from Hong Kong. On April 16, 2007, several state security officers arrested Mr. Chen Jinshu in Shenzhen. According to a number of different sources, Mr. Chen is now imprisoned in the No. 153 area of District C in Baoan Detention Center in Xixiang District, Baoan, Shenzhen, China.
Arrested by the "610" Office While Visiting His Father and Friends
Mr. Chen Jinshu entered Shenzhen on April 16 to visit his father, who is almost 80 years old. That day Mr. Chen was treating his father to dim sum at Fulin Restaurant in Shenzhen when several state security officers suddenly charged into the restaurant and arrested him without a warrant. Afterwards, they searched his father's factory and home, again, without a warrant. It was not until April 17, that Baoan Branch of Shenzhen City Public Security Bureau issued Mr. Chen's family a criminal detention notification, stating that Chen practices Falun Gong. According to a reliable source, the police interrogated Mr. Chen in the detention center to find out if he had contacted practitioners in Shenzhen.
Mr. Chen's Elderly Father Demands that the Public Security Bureau to Release Him; Law Enforcement Agencies Refuse to Accept Responsibility
The arrest of Mr. Chen Jinshu was a blow to his family. Chen's father repeatedly passed out after he heard the news. Nevertheless, he insisted on going to the Public Security Bureau in person to demand the release of his son. Staff from the Baoan Branch of the Public Security Bureau claimed that they did not have any jurisdiction over the issue because staff from the 610 Office in Shenzhen City arrested Mr. Chen. Baoan Detention Center claimed that they did not make the arrest and that Chen's case had been turned over to the prosecutor's office. But the prosecutor's office claimed that they knew nothing about Chen's case. To this day, Chen's family does not know which justice or law enforcement department is responsible for Chen's arrest.
Mrs. Chen Seeks Help from the Hong Kong Government
Mr. Chen Jinshu is the only person that provides for his family. Now that he is imprisoned in China, his family does not have any income. Mrs. Chen feels scared and lost. She lost more than 10 lbs in just a week and could not stop herself from crying. On May 1, Mrs. Chen went to the Hong Kong Entry-Exit Office to seek help from the Hong Kong government to bring her husband back to Hong Kong. Mrs. Chen said, "My husband is a good man and a law-abiding citizen. Is it a crime to visit his father and friends in China and conduct business meetings? Some practitioners in Hong Kong are also businessmen, so are some practitioners in China. How can it constitute a crime to have a business meeting?"
Mr. Chen Jinshu has been languishing in the Shenzhen prison since May 28, 2007. Hong Kong's legislators and representatives in Chen's district have begun to pay attention to his case. His family and friends urge more people to pay attention to the persecution of Mr. Chen Jinshu.
It appears that nearly ten Falun Gong practitioners in Shenzhen were arrested the day of Mr. Chen's arrest, including Ms. Huang Ruhong, Mr. Wei Ruihua, Ms. Chen Shaoqin, Ms. Chen Ailan, Ms. Yang Huimei, Mr. Chen Mushun, Mr. Zhou Jinsong, and Mr. Ma Yujiang.
Baoan Detention Center: 86-755-29914510
Baoan Branch of the Public Security Bureau: 86-755-27788047
Shenzhen City State Security Bureau: 86-755-25404832