(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Sun Sumei, a Falun Gong practitioner from Hengshui City, Hebei Province, was illegally arrested and sent to the Hengshui City Detention Center by police officers from the Hengshui City Development Area on June 30, 2008. The perpetrators extorted 15,000 yuan from her family members before releasing Ms. Sun in mid September. On October 23, the Public Security Bureau in Hengshui City Development Area began harassing her again. In the past several years, Ms. Sun Sumei has been illegally imprisoned, harassed and threatened by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). She passed away on November 6, 2008.

Wang Yanling, female, about 30 years old, is the person mainly responsible for persecuting Ms. Sun Sumei. She is the head of the Domestic Security Division in Hengshui Development Area. Her cell-phone number is 86-13513086852. During the time when Beijing was hosting the Olympic Games, Wang Yanling ordered the police to arrest Falun Gong practitioners Wang Guiying, Liu Yuying, Zhang Xiuling and Mr. Fan and his wife. After the practitioners were arrested, the Domestic Security Division extorted 15,000 yuan from Ms. Li Guirong for her release. When the detention center decided to release Mr. Fan, Wang Yanling tried to get Mr. Fan's family to pay 15,000 yuan for his release. The family has been fined several times for the same reason in the past and does not have enough money this time. Thus, Mr. Fan is still imprisoned.

The 610 Office of Hengshui City issued secret orders to various levels of the surrounding cites, towns, counties and departments of Hengshui City, demanding that every person in charge at each administrative level sign the so-called "investigation" and "monitoring" statements, and arrest Falun Gong practitioners. If a Falun Gong practitioner were found going to Beijing or Qinhuangdao during the Olympic Games, the person in charge of that area would be dismissed right away. Soon after, the widespread arrests of Falun Gong practitioners started. Practitioners were held at brainwashing centers and detention centers.

On the morning of June 30, 2008, Ms. Zhang Xiuling talked to someone about Falun Gong and was illegally arrested by police from the Hengshui City Development Area. At 5:00 p.m, the police ransacked her house and confiscated personal property. Her neighbor, Ms. Sun Sumei was concerned about Ms. Zhang and went to her home. The officers asked her if she also practiced Falun Gong, and illegally arrested her too. The police then ransacked Ms. Sun's house and confiscated personal property and Falun Gong books. Ms. Sun's family was fined. On October 23, the police continued to harass Ms. Zhang Xiuling and Ms. Sun Sumei.

Responsible Persons:

Jing Chunhua, City Secretary of Hengshui City: 86-318-2055686

Ji Lijian, of the 610 Office in Hengshui City: 86-318-2065766 (Office),

86-318-2022518 (Home), 86-13091189809 (Cell)

Liu Zhipeng, Director of City Public Security Bureau: 86-318-2360066 (Office),

86-13831865862 (Cell)

Ma Chaohui, Deputy director of City Public Security Bureau: 86-318-2358035 (Office),

86-318-2035052 (Home), 86-13383388018 (Cell)

Yang Shushan of the 4th team of the Domestic Security Division in Hengshui City, which mainly persecutes Falun Gong.