On July 24, 2008, Falun Dafa practitioners Ms. Yang Qingyi and Mr. Yang Yong from Yingchi County, Sanmenxia City, Henan Province, were arrested and detained at the Yima City Detention Center. Ms. Yang's high-school aged daughter is now alone due to her mother's imprisonment. Mr. Yang has a wife, a 10-year-old daughter, and an 18-month-year-old son at home. Mr. Yang is the only source of income in his family, thus his arrest brings grave financial difficulties to his family.

Ms. Yang Qingyi and Mr. Yang Yong are siblings and work as teachers at the No. 2 High School in Yingchi County. They were persecuted because they practice Falun Gong, and neither are allowed to teach again. Ms. Yang, 39, a university graduate who used to be an English teacher, was forced to go through a divorce, and was forced to take on the role of being a caretaker at her school. Mr. Yang, 37, also a university graduate, was assigned to be a receptionist at a sports equipment factory affiliated with the Education Bureau.

After Ms. Yang began practicing Falun Gong, she greatly benefited both mentally and physically. She works diligently, treats others kindly, and she is a good person in everyone's eyes. In 2004, due to clarifying the truth to her students, she was sentenced and subjected to two years imprisonment in a forced labor camp. Authorities from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) arrested her again by using the Beijing Olympics as an excuse. She is currently being held at the Yima City Detention Center.

Mr. Yang's health condition was very poor when he was a student, which gave him and his family much trouble. After he started practicing Falun Gong, his health improved tremendously and he has been in good physical condition ever since. He is a honest person and a diligent worker. In 2003, Mr. Yang was imprisoned in a forced labor camp for two years because he practices Falun Gong. CCP agents also arrested him by using the Beijing Olympics as an excuse. He is being held at the Yima City Detention Center.

The followings are the details pertaining to the arrest of these siblings on July 24, 2008:

While Ms. Yang was on her summer break, people from her school put her residence under surveillance with instructions from the local 610 Office, using the Beijing Olympics as a reason. A person surnamed Yang, who is the new secretary for the CCP in her school district, sent two people to watch Ms. Yang. They refused to allow Ms. Yang to leave her residence and harassed her on numerous occasions at all hours.

Later, Ms. Yang wanted to visit her sister in Wuhan City but the two people watching her reported it to the CCP secretary, Yang. Yang then conspired with people who were from the county 610 Office and with the local police station to arrest Ms. Yang. They first tried to intimidate Ms. Yang, but she felt the situation wasn't right, so she called her brother. Right after Mr. Yang Yong left his sister's residence, police officers who were following the siblings arrested him. Soon after, they arrested Ms. Yang and ransacked her home.

The people responsible for their arrests:

Zheng Lingxin, of the 610 Office in Yingchi County: 86-398-4815915 (Office)
Cao Zengbao, Yingchi County Domestic Security Brigade: 86-398-4862114 (Office)
Cui Tiansong, Yingchi County Education Bureau: 86-398-4812288 (Office)
Yang, Secretary of the CCP in Yingchi County No. 2 High School: 86-398-4818291 (Office)