Seven Practitioners Arrested in Mengyin County, Shandong Province
(Clearwisdom.net) Under the direction of Li Baoyuan, head of the Mengyin County 610 Office in Shandong Province, and Zhang Yong, head of the 610 Office of the Mengyin County Police Department, county police officers illegally arrested thirteen practitioners in Jiuzhai Township, Mengyin County. The officers then staked out practitioners in Mengyin Town, Mengyin County, searched their homes and arrested them. Mengyin County was formerly known as Yushan Township.
On the evening of May 3, 2008, Wang Wei and other officers from the 610 Office of the Mengyin County Police Department and officers from the Jushan Police Station broke into Mr. Zhang Deping's home in Jushan Village, Mengyin Town. They searched Mr. Zhang's home and took him to an undisclosed location.
On the morning of May 4, 2008, these officers used Mr. Zhang Deping's cell phone to call Mr. Xiong Fang, a practitioner in Shimen Village, Mengyin Town. When Mr. Xiong picked up the call, the police did not say anything. Mr. Xiong did not know that Mr. Zhang had been taken into custody, and it is likely that the police then traced the call to find Mr. Xiong's location.
On May 5, 2008, Wang Wei and other officers of the 610 Office of the Mengyin County Police Department and officers from the Jushan Police Station arrived at Shimen Village. They ordered the village Party Secretary to lead them to the homes of five practitioners, whose names were on file when the persecution started on July 20, 1999. Mr. Xiong Fanglai, Ms. Xiong Yu'e and Ms. Xiong's mother-in-law were arrested, and the officers searched the three practitioners' home. Ms. Xiong Yu'e was taken to an unknown location. Her mother-in-law has been released.
Mr. Xiong Fanglai had a serious accident before he started practicing Falun Gong. The operation to remedy his injuries was not successful, and he returned home waiting to die. After practicing Falun Dafa, he was able to sit up, stand up, and later was able to walk on crutches. On May 5, Mr. Xiong was taken by Li Baoyuan and Zhang Yong to the Mengyin Detention Center. Under the guarantee of the village Party Secretary and with a payment of 5,000 yuan from Mr. Xiong's family, the police released him ten days later on May 15.
On the afternoon of May 6, Wang Wei and other officers in the 610 Office of the Mengyin County Police Department and officers from the Jushan Police Station arrived at Renzhuang Village. The officers searched the homes of more practitioners whose names were on file when the persecution started on July 20, 1999. The officer found a copy of Zhuan Falun in Mr. Gong Pishan's home, who had long given up practicing Falun Gong out of fear of persecution. Still, the police took him into custody. He was released the same evening after paying 1,000 yuan and getting a guarantee from the village Party Secretary.
At around 7:00 p.m. on May 9, 2008, Zhang Xigui and Mr. Li Zongping in Zhoujiagouzi Village in Mengyin Town were arrested by agents from the 610 Office of the Mengying County Police Department and personnel from the Jushan Police Station. The whereabouts of the two practitioners are unknown.
Individuals who participated in this round of arrests:
Zhang Yuanxue (male) from the Mengying County Police Department: 86-539-4818801, 86-13705397128(Cell), 86-539-4818901
Li Baoyuan (male), director of the Mengyin County 610 Office: 86-539-4811681, 86-13953958936 (Cell)
Sun Shu'ai (female), deputy director of the Mengyin County 610 Office: 86-539-4811681, 86-13173095056 (Cell)
Wang Wei (male), member of the 610 Office of the Mengyin County Police Department:86-13563979797 (Cell)