(Clearwisdom.net) In June 2007, many practitioners in Shijiazhuang City were arrested. The Shijiazhuang authorities converted a building inside the Shijiazhuang Forced Labor Camp and established a brainwashing center meant for Falun Gong practitioners. There are two people in each room, a practitioner and an unemployed person hired by the authorities to watch a single practitioner around the clock. The police have arrested practitioners and handed them over to their employers. The practitioners' families or employers had to pay for the so-called "tuition" for the brainwashing center.
Police officers in Shijiazhuang have often used the excuse of "someone reported you giving out fliers about Falun Gong" to harass, search, or illegally arrest practitioners. Police often arrest practitioners at will. It is mandatory for every police officer to "visit" four practitioners and arrest them if possible. Practitioners who were recently arrested are persecuted in the newly-established brainwashing center in Shijiazhuang Forced Labor Camp. Several practitioners from Shijiazhuang and Baoding are already being held in the brainwashing center.
Practitioner Mr. Yang Yulu used to work in the Shijiazhuang Financial Bureau. On June 18, 2007, Mr. Yang's employer talked to him about his cultivation practice. Mr. Yang talked about how his health had improved after practicing Falun Gong. On June 20, 2007, the local police arrested Mr. Yang and put him in prison, where he remains to this day.
At noon on June 22, 2007, officers from the Shijiazhuang Qiaoxi Public Safety Bureau arrested practitioner Song Aichang, an electrical engineer who lived in Shijiazhuang, from home.
On June 21, 2007, Deng Fang from the Shijiazhuang National Security Section arrested practitioner Mr. Cui Lixin from Shijiazhuang. Deng and officers from the Shijiazhuang Yucai Street Police Station searched his home. Mr. Cui refused to cooperate with the unreasonable demands of the police and was beaten many times. His head and arms were injured and he was locked up in Zanhuang County Prison in Shijiazhuang. Mr. Cui went on a hunger strike and was later released.
On the afternoon of June 21, 2007, Li Jun, deputy head of Yuhua Police Station, received an order from the higher authorities and commanded all police officers in the jurisdiction to participate in a series of actions to arrest Falun Gong practitioners.
On June 21, 2007, officers of the Yuhua Police Station in the Yuhua District arrested practitioner Hua Fengxiang, who used to work in the Xinhua News Agency. The police searched Hua's home at night but found nothing. Hua strongly protested and was released. In the evening on June 22, an officer from the district in which Hua lived arrested Hua at home. The next morning, the Yuhua Street Office sent Hua to a brainwashing center. Hua was later released.
Practitioner Zhang Wenjing was from Gangtou Village, Shijiazhuang. On the afternoon of June 21, 2007, officers of the Yuhua Police Station went to search Zhang's home with the excuse of "someone reported you giving out Falun Gong-related fliers and contacting practitioners in Hong Kong." Zhang wasn't home at the time.
The Yuhua Police Station and Yudong Police Station subpoenaed Mr. Gai Wufan and his wife many times. Mr. Gai was sent to a brainwashing center in June.
Officers of the Zhuodong Police Station arrested Mr. Du and his wife (friends of Gai Wufan) and confiscated their child's computer. Because Mr. Du and his wife were concerned about the trial of practitioner Wang Bo, the police interrogated them many times about the trial. The two practitioners were later released.
At 3:00 p.m. on June 21, 2007, a dozen police officers from the Yuhua Police Station in Shijiazhuang went to practitioner Mr. Liang Yening's workplace and took away his work computer. Later, the police went to Mr. Liang's home to conduct a search. Four of the officers stayed at Mr. Liang's home, waiting to arrest him, and did not leave until later that night.
Officers of the Yuhua Police Station and the Sifang Police Station are currently searching for practitioner Qiu Liying.
More and more police officers and public servants have realized the evil nature of the Chinese Communist Party and how it is against freedom of belief, morality, and human rights. Some of the police officers or public servants secretly protect practitioners by advising them to leave home before a search is ordered, or to hide their Dafa materials. Some officers, instead of searching practitioners' homes, have sat and chatted with practitioners. Some have followed the order to arrest practitioners but later secretly let them go. Most police officers and public servants complain that the higher authorities are forcing them to do unethical deeds. However, some of them do follow the CCP's orders and persecute the practitioners.