(Clearwisdom.net) On July 30, 2008, officers from the Miyi County Police Department, Panzhihua City, Sichuan Province, arrested local Falun Dafa practitioners and confiscated their property, using the Olympics as an excuse. Ms. Zhang Qunying, a practitioner in her 50s from Xinhe Township, and Ms. Zhou Yingnu, approximately 60, were arrested on July 30, 2008. The police also ransacked Ms. Zhang's home.

Before practicing Falun Gong, Ms. Zhang suffered from rheumatic heart disease and was unable to take care of herself and her home. After becoming a practitioner, her health improved to the point that she was once again able to work on her farm.

Early in the morning on July 30, 2008, approximately a dozen Salian Township government officials, led by Gong Qibin (male), went to the home of Mr. Zeng Guozhong, a practitioner in his 30s from Salian Township. No one was home so they broke in. They turned on the television, tuned in to the Asian and Pacific New Tang Dynasty channel. They were looking for incriminating evidence and took photographs with their cell phones, but the quality of the photos was poor so they left to get a video recorder. When they returned and turned on the television, there was no signal, so they confiscated the satellite dish. They returned to Mr. Zeng's home several times a day to harass him, frightening his elderly father, young child, and other family members so much that they were afraid to return to their home.

Mr. Shen Dezhi, in his 40s, is a farmer from Shuitangba Township. On July 30, 2008, at 7:00 a.m., approximately a dozen unauthorized people confiscated his family's property, including Falun Dafa informational materials and their television. They forcibly took Mr. Shen Dezhi to a detention center, leaving his wife to care for his elderly, sick father alone.

Miyi Police Department:
Director Li Guohong: 86-812-8175009, 86-13908149342 (Cell)
Commissar Zhang Xiong: 86-812-8178638, 86-812-3328359, 86-13908146626 (Cell)
Deputy Director Xie Yingqiang: 86-812-8179688, 86-13508222110 (Cell)