15 Practitioners and Family Members Arrested in Beijing
(Clearwisdom.net) On May 13 and 14, 2008, the National Security Brigade from the Beijing Public Security Bureau arrested 15 Dafa practitioners and members of their families.
At approximately 10:00 p.m. on May 14, 2008, three police officers broke into Liu Baoguo's home in Haidian District, Beijing. The police ransacked his home and then arrested him and tenant Jingjing (Dafa practitioner Chen Manxin's niece). Their whereabouts is unknown. Liu Baoguo's home is in a mess because of the police ransacking. Since Liu Baoguo is a well-known honest fellow, his bitter experience has raised public anger.
After experiencing constant harassment, Liu Guifu, wife of Liu Baoguo, moved abroad in forced exile. Liu Baoguo stopped practicing Falun Gong when the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started persecuting Falun Gong in 1999 because he was afraid of what the CCP would do to him and his family. He suffered a relapse in his health and has struggled with daily pain ever since.
Around 9:00 p.m. on May 13 or 14, 2008, several police officers from the Third Policing Area, Shunyi Shengli Police Station, Beijing, broke into Liu Guijin's home (Liu Guifu's older sister). The police ransacked her house, and arrested Liu Guijin, who has been persecuted by police so much she has become disabled. She is currently detained at Nihe Detention Center, Shunyi District. A police officer said to her: "We will send you directly to a forced labor camp in a few days." In other words, no formal charges would be laid and there would be no trial to determine her guilt or innocence.
Ms. Chen Manxin of Yanqing District, Beijing, approximately 38, was arrested on May 13. Her sister, Chen Manping, over 40, who lives in Badaling, Yanqing District, was arrested on May 14. They are both being held at Yanqing Detention Center. Their arrests left two elderly, paralyzed relatives at home with no one to take care of them.
Ms. Tang Liangyou (the fourth sister) is about 55, and lives at Shuangyushu, Haidian District, Beijing. It is said that she was also arrested on May 13 or 14. Her detention location is unknown.
Ms. Zhang Xiaoli, who lives in Haidian District, Beijing, is over 40. She recently returned from Guangzhou after visiting relatives. She was arrested by police after they followed her home.
Husband and wife Jia Shouxin and Xue Weiwei, employees of the Electrical Engineering Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, were also arrested by the Beijing National Security Brigade on May 13. Their current situation is unknown.
The situations of the other Falun Gong practitioners who were arrested around this same time are unknown.
Shuangyushu Police Station, Haidian District, Beijing: 86-10-62550406.
Third Policing Area, Shunyi Shengli Police Station, Beijing: 86-10-81481010.