Additional Persecution News from China - March 13, 2008 (29 Reports)
(Clearwisdom.net) Today's News from China includes incidents of persecution that took place in 22 cities or counties in 11 provinces. In this report, 21 practitioners were subjected to brutal treatment during their detention and at least 40 practitioners were illegally arrested.
1. [Donggang City, Liaoning Province] Ms. Sun Yan Taken into Custody
On the evening of March 10, 2008, Ms. Sun Yan, who lives in Yushu Village, Qianyang Town, Donggang City, was turned in to the police. Officers from the Qianyang Town Police Department searched her home and took her into custody. The officers confiscated two printers, Falun Dafa books, and other items. Ms. Sun has been taken to the Donggang City Detention Center.
2. [Xi'an City, Shaanxi Province] Mr. Dong Haipeng Managed to Escape with Righteous Thoughts in Mind after Being Taken to the Police Station
On the evening of March 6, 2008, Mr. Dong Haipen, was distributing truth clarification materials in a Huarun Wanjia Supermarket when security guards turned him in to the police. Mr. Dong was taken to the Changyanbao Police Station in Xi'an. He managed to escape.
3. [Shanghai] Ms. Zhu Shimei and Her Sister, Ms. Zhu Shixiong, Taken into Custody
On March 3, 2008, Ms. Zhu Shimei, an elderly practitioner who lives in the Chenguangyuan residential community in the Chuansha area of Pudong District, Shanghai, was followed and taken into custody. Her elder sister, Ms. Zhu Shixiong, and Ms. Zhu Shimei, a practitioner in Zhabei District, were taken into custody the same day. Ms. Zhu Shimei is being held at the Zhangjiang Detention Center in Pudong District.
4. [Beijing] Ms. Zhu Shihong Taken into Custody
On March 9, 2008, five members of the 610 Office took into custody Ms. Zhong Yanhong at the building where she lives. Ms. Zhong used to live in the Foshan area, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province. She was unlawfully arrested in 2002 and sentenced to three years of forced labor. In the summer of 2007, she moved to Beijing.
An officer with the last name Qiu is responsible for the persecution: 86-13702987226 (Cell)
A member of the 610 Office: 86-13802466883 (Cell)
5. [Changle County, Shandong Province] Mr. Ding Wei and Ms. Zhao Huamei Taken into Custody
On March 2, 2008, Mr. Ding Wei, who lives in Zhuliu Town, Changle County, was taken into custody by officers from the Zhuliu Town Police Station. The officers also searched his home. Mr. Ding is being held at the county detention center. On the morning of March 10, officers from the Chengdong Police Station in Changle County took into custody Ms. Zhao Huamei, a practitioner who lives in the county seat. Ms. Zhao is also being held at the detention center.
Zhuliu Town Police Station: 86-536-6299723
Chengdong Police Station: 86-536-6299703
6. [Panjin City, Liaoning Province] Mr. Wang Jianqi and Mr. Wang Jianquan Sentenced to Forced Labor
On February 24, 2008, Mr. Wang Jianqi and Mr. Wang Jianquan were taken into custody by officers from the Panjin City Police Department, the Panshan County Police Department, and the local police station. They have been sentenced to forced labor. Mr. Wang Jianqi was sentenced to a three-year term and Mr. Wang Jianquan to a two-year term. Both practitioners are being held at the Benxi Forced Labor Camp.
Mr. Wang Jianquan's wife and their son have returned home. The mother and son have been taken into custody twice in the past few weeks.
Li Jixian (male), deputy director of the Panjin City Police Department: 86-427-2682002
State Security Division: 86-427-2683815
7. [Fan County, Henan Province] Elderly Practitioners Ms. Wang Gaizhi and Ms. Su Junying Taken into Custody While Clarifying the Truth
Ms. Wang Gaizhi, 52, is a retired employee of the Fan County Flour Factory. She lives in the family quarters of the county arms department. Ms. Su Junying, 58, lives in Yingtaoyuan Township. On March 1, 2008, the two practitioners were taken into custody by the police while they were clarifying the truth at crossroads in Xin County. They are being held at the Xin County Detention Center. Ms. Wang Gaizhi's cellular phone that she carried with her was confiscated. Ms. Su Junying's home was searched and the police confiscated some Falun Dafa materials.
8. [Haiyang City, Shandong Province] Ms. Liang Yaomin to Be Taken to Jinan Women's Prison
Ms. Liang Yaomin, a practitioner in Haiyang City, has been unlawfully held in custody for six months. On February 2, 2008, she was sentenced to four years in prison. Soon, she is to be taken to the Jinan Women's Prison.
9. [Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Several Practitioners Taken into Custody
At 4:00 p.m. on March 4, 2008, officers from the Wolitun Police Department in Daqing City took into custody Ms. Sun Rulin and Ms. Li Yanjiao in the Wolitun area in Longfeng District. At around 9:00 p.m. the same day, Ms. Sun Fenqin of the Longfeng District was taken into custody while she was at home taking care of her grandchild. The police also took possession of over 20,000 yuan, which Ms. Jiang had saved for her daughter as a down payment to purchase a home.
At around 10:00 p.m., the police secretly entered Ms. Zhao Yumei's home. Ms. Zhao was at home and was taken into custody. The officers ransacked the place and took a computer. At around 3:00 p.m. the following day, the police took into custody Ms. Han Yuehua and her husband, Mr. He Biao, and Mr. He's eldest sister who happened to be visiting them. It has been confirmed that Ms. Jiang Fengqin and Ms. Zhao Yumei are being held at the Daqing Detention Center. Details on other practitioners are not yet available.
10.[Baicheng City, Jilin Province] Ms. Liu Yannan and Mr. Jia Guirong Taken into Custody and Their Home Ransacked
On March 10, 2008, Ms. Liu Yannan; her husband, Mr. Jia Guirong; and their daughter took a taxi on their way to visit relatives in Houjia No. 7 Team in the suburbs of Baicheng City. They clarified the truth to the taxi driver, but were turned in to the police. Several plainclothes police officers broke into the home of the relatives with whome they were staying, and the family of three was taken to the Domestic Security Division of the Baicheng City Police Department. The police also searched their home and confiscated a computer, a printer, Falun Dafa books, and some cash.
Ms. Liu Yannan and her daughter were released the same day. Mr. Jia Guirong was taken to the Daxianta Detention Center.
Zhao Fuquan (male), of the Domestic Security Division of Baicheng City Police Department, who is directly in charge of this case: 86-13604368915 (Cell).
11. [Shandong Province] Mr. Du Zhongyi Taken into Custody at His Home
Early in March of 2008, Mr. Du Zhongyi was taken away from his home by police officers from the Lai Steel Group. Mr. Du has been held at a guest house owned by the Special Steel Factory, where numerous brainwashing sessions have been held.
Mr. Du Zhongyi, in his 60s, was the former section chief of the Labor and Salary Section of the affiliated enterprise Lai Steel Group. He has been retired for years.
Office of director of the security department of Yinshan Police Department: 86-634-6820216
Domestic Security Branch: 86-634-6821894, 86-634-6820838
Zhao Yuzhong (male), head of domestic security section
Zhou Minggang (male), deputy head of domestic security section
12. [Baoding City, Hebei Province] Mr. Song Daluan Taken into Police Custody
On March 11, 2008, Mr. Song Daluan, a practitioner who lives in Dongmaying Township, Gaobeidian City, in the jurisdiction of Baoding City, was taken into custody at his home by officers from the Dongmaying Township Police Station.
13. [Sihui City, Guangdong Province] Mr. Yan Xin and His Wife, Ms. Ou Caijuan, Persecuted by 610 Office
At 5:00 p.m. on March 8, 2008, Peng Zhongming, director of the Sihui City 610 Office; Wu Shuijian, member of the 610 Office; and half a dozen officials from the local residential committee arrived at a barbershop owned by Mr. Yan Xin and his wife, Ms. Ou Caijuan. Mr. Yan was gone at the time and officers took Ms. Ou into custody and coerced her to write a Guarantee Statement. The police then sent people to monitor Mr. Yan at the barbershop and at his home.
Sihui City 610 Office: 86-758-3266610
Peng Zhongming (male), director of the 610 Office: 86-758-3338610 (Office), 86-758-3378375 (Home), 86-13602994661 (Cell)
Wang Guoqiu (male), head of the 610 Office:86-758-3327172 (Home), 86-13802855172 (Cell)
14. [Heilongjiang Province] Practitioners Recently Harassed at Their Homes by Officers from Various Police Stations
15. [Yutian County, Hebei Province] Ms. Li Zhimin Taken into Custody
On the morning of March 11, 2008, Ms. Li Zhimin, a retired teacher at the Haizi Central School in Yutian Town, Yutian County, was taken into custody by officers of the Yutian Town Police Station while posting truth clarification materials. The police took her to the Yutian County Detention Center without following any legal procedures and without notifying her family.
On the evening of March 11, Ms. Li's husband returned home after work and his wife was gone. He asked all of his friends and relatives if they had seen her, but nobody knew where she was. By noon on March 12, internal sources at the Yutian County Police Department revealed that Ms. Li had been taken to the Yutian County Detention Center. At noon on March 12, the police extorted 500 yuan from her family to pay for her meals at the detention center.
Liang Zichao (male), director of the 610 Office: 86-13832969400 (Cell)
Li Kemin (male), member of the 610 Office: 86-13930548466 (Cell)
Zhang Huamin (male), member of the 610 Office: 86-13785504139 (Cell)
610 Office: 86-315-6130610
16. [Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Mr. Yuan Chengli Taken into Custody in Early March 2008
17. [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Two Practitioners, Both with the Last Name of Liu, Taken into Custody; Their Whereabouts Unknown
18. [Leshan City, Sichuan Province] Ms. Xu Zhiying Taken into Custody; Her Home Searched
At around 5:00 p.m. on February 28, 2008, Wang Aiping (male) of the Leshan City Domestic Security Division, accompanied by the director and other officials of the residential committee at Shiya Residential Community, searched Ms. Xu Zhiying's home. They unlawfully took her into custody. Ms. Xu is being held at the Shizhushan Detention Center in Leshan City.
19. [Langfang City, Hebei Province] Ms. Dong Sufen, a Practitioner in Xixinzhuang Village, Qugou Township, Guo'an County, Taken into Custody
20. [Shanxi Province] Supplementary Information on Ms. Zhang Guilian's Arrest
Ms. Zhang Guilian, 58, is a practitioner at the Zhongmei Electric Generation Factory, which is affiliated with the Huozhou Mining Bureau in Shanxi Province. On the afternoon of February 27, 2008, officers in Huozhou City and Linfen City took her into custody at her home.
Yan Zhihua (male), head of Domestic Security Section of Huozhou City Police Department: 86-13835378618 (Cell)
Wang Wenyi (male), chief of Huozhou City Police Department: 86-13363578111 (Cell)
21. [Hebei Province] Ms. Wang Bo Held in the "Reinforced Class" in Hebei Provincial Women's Prison
22. [Shulan City, Jilin Province] Mr. Wang Jiazhi Taken into Custody
Mr. Wang Jiazhi, in his 50s, worked at the Shulan City Water Company. He was taken to a labor camp after July 20, 1999. When he returned home after the end of his term, personnel of the local 610 Office and officers of the local police station continued to harass him. The water company coerced him to resign and his wife died a few years ago. Mr. Wang spent some time in a senior facility. Because he had no income, he rode an electric-powered tricycle to earn some money. He cannot make enough money to feed himself properly, nor does he have a place to live. Mr. Wang has recently been unlawfully taken into custody.
23. [Xi'an City, Shaanxi Province] Ms. Li Cai'e Taken to Shaanxi Forced Labor Camp
On January 10, 2008, Ms. Li Cai'e, a practitioner who lives in Lintong District, Xi'an City, was taken into custody by officers of the Lintong Railroad Station. After being held in custody for over a month, Ms. Li has been sentenced to one year of forced labor. She is being held at the Shaanxi Women's Forced Labor Camp.
24. [Yushu City, Jilin Province] Ms. Liu Shuchun Returns Home; Nine Other Practitioners Remain in Custody
Ms. Liu Shuchun, a practitioner from the Sihe area in Yushu City, was on a hunger strike. When her health became desperate, the authorities released her so that they would not be held responsible for her condition.
Nine other practitioners remain in detention centers. Most of them are in their 50s or 60s.
Guo Guangtian (male), of the police department: 86-431-83618101
Liu Zhongshan (male), of the justice department:86-431-83624910, 86-431-83657966, 86-13844950068 (Cell)
Hu Tieying (gender unknown), of the detention center:86-431-83611857, 86-431-83657788, 86-13630530077 (Cell)
25. [Linghai City, Liaoning Province] Mr. Zhang Guoxin Taken to Jinzhou Forced Labor Camp
On the morning of February 25, 2008, the police besieged Ms. Ren Guixia's home in the Jincheng area in Linghai City. The officers pried and smashed open her door to take her and her husband, Mr. Zhang Guoxin, to the Linghai City Detention Center.
On March 20, Mr. Zhan was transferred to the Jinzhou Forced Labor for two years of forced labor. Ms. Ren remains at the detention center.
26. [Baishan City, Jilin Province] Several Practitioners Taken into Custody
On March 1, 2008, Guo Jun (male), head of the Fusong County Domestic Security Division in Baishan City; Zhuang Jiashi (male), head of the Lushuihe Crime Response Team; Xu Jinhu (male), a police officer; and Liu Zhongcheng, a domestic security officer of the Lushuihe Forestry Bureau, took practitioners into custody and searched their homes.
At 5:00 p.m. on March 1, the police took into custody Ms. Jiang Junyuan, Mr. Chen Shude, Mr. He Xiaofeng, Mr, Dou Guangwu, and a female practitioner with the last name Bai.
On the evening of March 1, practitioners in Songjiang Town, including Mr. Lin Qinghui, Mr. Pan Zhiping, Ms. Gai Aiqin, and Mr. Li Dongmin, were taken into custody.
At 5:00 p.m. on March 2, Ms. Bai Mei (alias), a practitioner in the Baihe area in Antu County, was taken into custody in the Lushuihe area. Her notebook computer, other personal items, and some cash were taken by the police.
Guo Jun (male), head of the Fusong County Domestic Security Division in Baishan City: 86-13904499222 (Cell)
Chief of the Fusong County Police Department in Baishan City: 86-439-6212815
Chief of the Songjianghe Town Police Department in Fusong County, Baishan City: 86-439 -6313400
27. [Baoding City, Hebei Province] A Practitioner Taken into Custody
On August 28, 2007, Mr. Liu Zhihui, a practitioner in Li County, Baoding City, was on his way from Anguo City to Baoding City. Police followed him in Qingyuan County and took him into custody. Mr. Liu went on hunger strike for several days and was released. He is still being followed by unidentified vehicles.
Recently a practitioner was distributing truth clarification materials near the store operated by Mr. Liu Zhihui. Police officers, who had the store under surveillance, took him into custody.
28. [Changde City, Hunan Province] Mr. Xie Wutang, in His Sixties, Taken to Wuling Prison
Mr. Xie Wutang, a practitioner who had been held at the Jin City Dispatch Center in Changde City, Hunan Province, was transferred to the No. 5 Ward in the Wuling Prison in Changde City.
After nine months of harsh imprisonment, Mr. Xie, who is 68 years old, experienced a deterioration in his health. He suffers from tuberculosis and high blood pressure.
29. [Hebei Province] Mr. Wang Luwei Taken to Xingtai Brainwashing Center
In February 2008, Mr. Wang Luwei was turned in to the police after he clarified the truth while driving a mini-van. Officers from the Qiaoxi Police Department in Xingtai City took him into custody. The police took a notebook computer, a printer, and his mini-van. Mr. Wang has been held at the Xingtia Brainwashing Center. Two other people have been implicated.
Xie Jiyun (male), chief of Qiaoxi District Police Department
Qiaoxi District Police Department: 86-319-2056990