(Clearwisdom.net) On May 30, 2008, the Security Office in Knorchin District, Tongliao City, Inner Mongolia directed the State Security Division and police departments in Knorchin District to arrest, fine, interrogate, detain, and search the homes of Falun Gong practitioners. Approximately ten practitioners from Tongliao City remain in custody at the Hexi Detention Center.

On numerous occasions, many practitioners have been arrested and sentenced to forced labor or prison simply for their belief in Falun Gong. The following are a few examples.

Ms. Fan Xiaoli was born on September 12, 1958. She is of Han nationality and graduated from a polytechnic school. She lived on Ximen Street in Knorchin District. She once had many different ailments, including bone spurs, rheumatism, chronic fatigue syndrome, and tracheitis. After she began practicing Falun Gong, however, all of them disappeared. She was once a deputy director of the Industrial and Commerce Bank in Tongliao City. But since she held firmly in her belief and clarified the truth about Dafa, the government pressured her workplace into forcing her to resign in October 1999. Soon afterwards, she was twice sentenced to forced labor. While in the Hexi Detention Center and the Tumuji Forced Labor Camp, she was beaten, shocked with electric batons, suspended in mid-air, and placed in shackles.

Six of Mr. Tian Fujin's family members are currently in custody, three of whom are being held in the Hexi Detention Center, including Mr. Tian, his wife Ms. Liu Xiurong, and their daughter Tian Fang. During the nine-year persecution of Falun Gong, his family has never had the opportunity to be together. The family once had a prosperous fur business, but they became penniless under the persecution of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). They also suffered the pain of seeing each other detained, sentenced, and tortured, one after the other. The six family members have nearly thirty years of sentences among them.

Ms. Yang Fenglan, in her sixties, is a retired teacher in Tongliao City. In 2004, local police searched her home and arrested her. The same thing occurred in June 2008, and Ms. Yang is currently being held in the Hexi Detention Center.

Ms. Guo Shulan, 64, is a retired staff member of the Rural Credit Cooperative. She once had many diseases, but she regained her health after she began practicing Falun Gong. In May 2008, she was arrested and detained. Her husband, who has a pacemaker because of a heart condition, is living a difficult life without Ms. Guo.

Mr. Li Xiangyu, in his twenties, is a practitioner who lived with his mother in Chifeng City. He was detained in 2006, and in early June 2008, he was arrested again and his home was searched. His mother was also detained for a day.

Mr. and Ms. Xiao are about 50 years old. Their home was searched, and they are being held in the Hexi Detention Center.

Ms. Tang Liwen, 67, was arrested in January 2008. She has been held at the Hexi Detention Center for over six months. Sources report that she was brutally beaten while in custody.

The individuals directly responsible for this persecution include Xing Lijun and Deng Honglin from the Security Office in Knorchin District. Xing is the CCP deputy secretary in Knorchin District, and Deng is the deputy director of the CCP committee office in Knorchin District. Wang Bo, Guan Zhengang, and Baojirimutu from the State Security Division in Knorchin District are also involved in the persecution. The responsible agencies include the Ximen Police Department, Yongqing Police Department, Huolin Police Department and Hongxing Police Department.

State Security Division in Knorchin District, postal code 028000
Wang Bo, director: 86-475-8254444, ext.5111 (office), 86-13947540101 (cell), 86-475-2212020 (home)
Guan Zhengang, director: 86-475-8254444, ext.5113 (office), 86-13087151102 (cell)

Hexi Detention Center: 86-475-861096
Shan Jun