Practitioners Persecuted in Various Townships and Towns in Dingzhou City, Hebei Province during June and July
(Clearwisdom.net) With the arrival of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the CCP is again arresting Falun Gong practitioners in the name of protecting the Olympics. Recently, members of the 610 Office, Domestic Security Division officers, local police officers, and village officials have harassed, arrested, and ransacked the homes of Falun Gong practitioners in Dingzhou City, Hebei Province.
On June 16, the Domestic Security Division of Dingzhou City arrested Ms. Peng Gaidi, a practitioner in Futouzhuang Village, Zhoucun Township. She went to the market that morning, and after clarifying the truth to fellow villagers, someone followed and reported her. She is now being held in a detention center.
On the morning of June 16, Ms. Bu Yueqin, a practitioner in her thirties from Liujia Village, Gaopeng Town, was taken away from her home by members of the Domestic Security Division.
On June 28, members of the Domestic Security Division in Dingzhou City and Zhongxin Street Neighborhood Administration officials went to investigate the rental home of practitioner and housewife Ms. Hou Rongai. She was not there when they arrived, so they ransacked the place, confiscating some truth clarifying DVDs and over 1,000 yuan. They increased the number of surveillance personnel from the police station afterwards to try and arrest Ms. Hou. She was forced to leave home and go from place to place to avoid further persecution.
On July 1, seven or eight officers from the Dingzhou City Police Department entered the home of Ms. Song Shiru, a Liqin'gu Township Junior High School teacher, in Youwei Village, Liqingu Township. They ransacked her home, took away a computer and took Ms. Song to a detention center. The next day, the same people went to search Ms. Song's school residence and confiscated Dafa books.
On July 3, three practitioners from Tuhou Village, Dingzhou City, including Ms. Yunxiang, Ms. Yuqin, and the other name unknown, were arrested by numerous police officers while watching a DVD at home.
On July 7, practitioners Mr. Wei Guoxuan and Mr. Wei Pingxuan from Mudian Village, Ziwei Town, Dingzhou City were arrested while distributing truth clarification materials in a neighboring village. They are now being held at the Chengbei Detention Center in Dingzhou City.
On the morning of July 20, police from the Kaiyuan Town Police Station and the CCP Secretary of Neihua Village broke into the home of villager Ms. He Yonglian, who is in her thirties. They ransacked her home and arrested her. At that time, Dasitou Village practitioner Ms. Wang Kunying, around 50 years old, was visiting friends in Neihua Village. The local police arrested Ms. Wang as well. She is currently detained at the Dingzhou Detention Center.
On the afternoon of July 20, more than ten people forced their way into Ms. Wang Kunying's home and began ransacking it. The group was led by the head of Zhaocun Township and CCP Deputy Secretary of Zhaocun Township Gu Hongchang. Those involved included Wei Haitao from Zhaocun Township Police Station and Ren Aimin, the head of Dasitou Village. Ren searched the home four times and confiscated Dafa books. When asked for a reason for the search and ransacking, they responded with verbal abuse.
On July 20, Dasitou Village practitioner Ms. Huan Sheng was arrested while taking a walk with her child. Ms. Geng Lijuan was also arrested the same day.
The authorities of Zhaocun Township, Kaiyuan Town and various villages have harassed practitioners in the area many times. The above-mentioned four practitioners were arrested after each refused to write a guarantee statement promising to give up Falun Gong.
Recently, practitioners have been harassed in their homes by the police and village officials. They forced the practitioners to sign guarantee statements and severely disrupted the practitioners' and their families' lives.