Additional Persecution News from China- September 6, 2008 (33 Reports)
(Clearwisdom.net) Today's News from China includes incidents of persecution that took place in 22 cities or counties in 11 provinces. In this report, 42 practitioners were subjected to mistreatment during their detention and at least 19 practitioners were illegally arrested.
1. [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Mr. Wu Yongqing Sentenced to Forced Labor
After being detained in the Shijiazhuang City No. 1 Detention Center for three days, Mr. Wu Yongqing was sentenced to forced labor. In the detention center, he was restrained in handcuffs and shackles, and could not stand up. He was brutally beaten until he sustained severe internal injuries.
At present, Ms. Qie Lili and Ms. Qian Mei are still detained in this detention center.
2. [Gongan County, Hubei Province] Four Practitioners, Including Ms. Qiu Xiaozhen, Arrested
On August 27, 2008, four practitioners from Ouchi Town, including Ms. Qiu Xiaozhen, were arrested. Their family members demanded their release. On September 2, Ms. Zhao Chunxiang was picked up by her family. Ms. Qiu Xiaozhen, Mr. Wu Wenan, and Mr. Fu Xin are still detained in Gongan County Detention Center and are subject to abuse.
3. [Dazhu County, Sichuan Province] Ms. Tang Dingying and Ms. Wen Lianggui Arrested
Ms. Tang Dingying, in her forties, is a teacher at Jiangshui Elementary School. In September 2006, she was arrested and detained in the Dazhu County Detention Center for one month. After being released, she was harassed for a long time. She was forced to leave home and became destitute. At the end of August 2008, she was arrested in Guangzhou City by police officers from the State Security Division of Dazhu County. She was taken back and detained in the Dazhu County Detention Center. On September 3, she was transferred to the Dazhu Brainwashing Center.
Ms. Wen Lianggui, in her sixties, is from Shiqiao Town, Dazhu County. At noon on September 3, 2008, while she was clarifying the truth about Falun Gong and exposing the persecution in Zhuyang Town, she was reported to police. Peng Yu, from the State Security Division, arrested her and detained her in the Dazhu County Detention Center.
Office responsible for persecution of Falun Gong: 86-818-6242610
Stability Maintenance Office: 86-818-6239300
4. [Longkou City, Shandong Province] Mr. Sun Ruxue Arrested Again
During the Olympic Games, under the excuse of maintaining social stability, Mr. Sun Ruxue was arrested at home and detained for 15 days. On arriving home, he was arrested again under the pretense of security for the Paralympic Games by police officers from the local 610 Office, and detained in the Longkou City Police Department.
5. [Lanzhou City, Gansu Province] Ms. Jin Junmei Facing Trial
On April 13, 2008, Ms. Jin Junmei, Ms. Li Xiulan, Ms. Yue Zhongxiu, and Mr. Li Xiguo, practitioners from Chengguan District, Longkou City, were arrested by police officers from the Chengguan District Police Department.
Ms. Li Xiulan, 65, went to Beijing many times to appeal for justice for Falun Gong after the persecution began. As a result, she was repeatedly arrested and detained, and was forced to leave home and become destitute. In April 2008, she visited Ms. Jin Junmei, a 50-year-old disabled practitioner. Ms. Li was arrested along with Ms. Jin, Ms. Yue Zhongxiu, 50, and Mr. Li Xiguo, 40. They were detained in the Lanzhou City No. 1 Detention Center. Later, Ms. Jin was transferred to the Dashaping Forced Labor Hospital and subjected to abuse.
Mr. Li Xiguo works at the Academia Sinica Lanzhou Institute of Modern Physics as a researcher and advisor to PhD students. He was transferred to the Lanzhou City No. 2 Detention Center.
On September 8, 2008, Ms. Jin Junmei was supposed to be brought to court in the Chengguan District Procuratorate.
6. [Quzhou County, Hebei Province] Ms. Zhang Suying Arrested on the Afternoon of September 4, 2008
7. [Anshan City, Liaoning Province] Ms. Zhang Qin Arrested in September 2008 but Successfully Escapes
8. [Tangshan City, Hebei Province] Ms. Lu Ruixia Released After Being Arrested
At about 1 p.m. on September 1, 2008, Ms. Lu Ruixia brought some truth-clarification materials to fellow practitioner Ms. Yang Yufen's home. She was reported to police by Ms. Yang's neighbor. Police officers from the Qiaotun Police Station and the local CCP Secretary searched the homes of Ms. Lu and Ms. Yang and seized Dafa books and some Dafa materials. Ms. Lu was taken to the Qiaotun Police Station. She was released and returned home at 6 p.m. that same day.
9. [Weifang City, Shandong Province] Ms. Tan Xianzhen Arrested on August 23, 2008 and Taken to Wangcun Forced Labor Camp
10. [Tangshan City, Hebei Province] Ms. Liu Zilan Arrested
Ms. Liu Zilan resides in the living quarters of the electric power plant in Tangshan City. On September 2, 2008, on her way home, she was arrested by police officers from the Xiyao Police Station. She was dragged by the officers, leaving blue and purple marks on her arms and legs. She was taken to the Tangshan City Detention Center that same day.
11. [Pengshan County, Sichuan Province] Mr. Deng Jiangang and His Wife Ms. Jiang Xiantao
Sentenced by Pengshan County Court
In February 2008, Mr. Deng Jiangang and his wife Ms. Jiang Xiantao were arrested by police officers from the local State Security Division. After being detained for several months, they were sentenced by the Pengshan County Court on the morning of September 4, 2008. Mr. Deng was sentenced to five years of forced labor, and Ms. Jiang was sentenced to three years.
Hu Guomin, director of Pengshan County Police Department: 86-833-8161469, 86-13708161469
Pengshan County 610 Office: 86-833-7623458, 86-833-7623659
State Security Division of Pengshan County: 86-833-7623023, 86-833-7793226
12. [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Mr. Zhang Jianbo Sentenced to Forced Labor
Mr. Zhang Jianbo, from Qiaoxi District, Shijiazhuang City, was reported to police while he was clarifying the truth on July 4, 2008. He was arrested by police officers from the Ningan Road Police Station. Afterwards, he was sentenced to one year of forced labor.
13. [Hengyang City, Hunan Province] Ms. Liu Jinlian Arrested
Ms. Liu Jinlian, from Zhuhui District, Hengyang City, was arrested while she was clarifying the truth near the Linghu Railway Station. At present, she is detained in the Baishazhou Detention Center.
14. [Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province ] Ms. Luo Jiangying, Staff Member of No. 3 Hospital Affiliated with Zhongshan University, Arrested During Olympic Games
Shipai Street Police Station: 86-20-85513916
No. 3 Hospital: 86-20-85515947
15. [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Mr. Cong Liang Arrested on the Night of August 10, 2008 and Detained in Shenyang City Detention Center
16. [Tangshan City, Hebei Province] Four Practitioners, Including Ms. Zhao Shumin, Suffer Abuse
On around August 20, 2008, Ms. Zhao Shumin, from Haozhuangzi Village, Huanggezhuang Town, Fengnan District, was arrested by police officers from Huanggezhuang Town and detained in the Fengnan District Detention Center.
Also on around August 20, Mr. Wang Huilin from Honghuayuan Village and Ms. Wu Xiuling from Taipingzhuang Village were sentenced to two years of forced labor by the Fengnan District Police Department. They were taken to the Kaiping Forced Labor Camp in Tangshan City.
On August 25, the Fengnan District Police Department issued an arrest warrant for Ms. Li Yanling from Yangzhuangzi Village.
17. [Weifang City, Shandong Province] Ms. Zhang Suzhen Arrested
At about 9 a.m. on September 3, 2008, Ms. Zhang Suzhen, from the Donglijiazhuang Community, Jiulong Street, was arrested at home by ten police officers. When her husband went to the police station to request her release that afternoon, she had already been taken to the Jinan City Forced Labor Camp.
18. [Yichang City, Hubei Province] Supplementary Information on Arrest of Mr. Liu Dantao
In early August 2008, Cheng Rui, from the Xiba Police Station, broke into Mr. Liu Dantao's home at the power plant in Yichang City and arrested him. All his valuables were taken. Meanwhile, Ms. Zhao Lianyu's home was looted by police officers from the Xiba Police Station. Mr. Liu is being held in a detention center in Yichang City. Ms. Jiang Guofang, who was arrested at about the same time, was also taken to a detention center.
Li Zhigang, director of Xiba Police Station: 86-717-6440929 (Home), 86-717-8608500 (Personal Access Phone System)
State Security Division under Xiling District Police Department: 86-717-6751291, 86-717-6773007, 86-717-6752819
19. [Anshan City, Liaoning Province] Ms. Shi Wei and Ms. Gao Hong Recently Arrested; Their Whereabouts Unknown
20. [Yichun City, Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Dong Hui Arrested
At 10 a.m. on September 5, 2008, Ms. Dong Hui (in her sixties) and Ms. Qian Guiqin (in her seventies), both from Jinshantun District, called at 70-year-old Ms. Qi's home. Police officers from the Tuanjie Police Station arrested the three elderly women and detained them at the police station. Their homes were searched and Dafa books and other property was seized. That afternoon, several police officers broke into Ms. Qian's home and threatened her 80-year-old husband. After extorting 500 yuan each from Ms. Qian and Ms. Qi's families, the two women were released that night. Ms. Dong is still detained.
Ji Zhanxing, Tuanjie Police Station: 86-458-6836853
Local 610 Office: 86-458-3738551
21. [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Ms. Xu Genchun and Ms. Liu Xiurong Arrested and Detained
At noon on August 21, 2008, Ms. Xu Genchun and Ms. Liu Xiurong, from Xiulin Town, Jingxing County, were reported to police while they were distributing truth-clarification materials. They were arrested by police officers from the Xiulin Town Police Station and detained in the Jingxing County Detention Center. On August 31, 2008, they were transferred to the Shijiazhuang City Forced Labor Camp.
Hu Dongbing, director of Xiulin Town Police Station: 86-13930461005
Wang Jihong, political head of Xiulin Town Police Station: 86-13931976627
22. [Hunan] A Female Practitioner from Meitanba Town, Ning Township, Arrested at Night Around August 30, 2008
Liu Shiqiang, director of local 610 Office: 86-731-7809597, 86-731-7834868, 86-1350744319
Cheng Zaiqiang, deputy director of local 610 Office: 86-731-7890610, 86-731-7858158, 86-13007488489
23. [Ningcheng County, Inner Mongolia] Ms. Bai Lijie Sentenced to Forced Labor
Ms. Bai Lijie is a teacher at Wujianfang Elementary School in Tianyi Town, Ningcheng County. She was arrested for talking to her students about Falun Gong and sentenced to one year of forced labor. She is detained in the Ningcheng County Detention Center and subject to abuse.
24. [Beijing City] Ms. Li Yan Arrested Before Olympic Games; Her Whereabouts Unknown
Ms. Li Yan is from Shandong Province. She works in a school in Beijing, teaching foreign students Chinese. In 2005, she was sentenced to two years of forced labor for persisting in practicing Falun Gong. She was taken to the No. 2 Ward of the Beijing City Women's Forced Labor Camp, where she was traumatized by guard Du Jingbin (female) and drug addict inmates. As a result, she nearly mentally collapsed. Later, she declared that her so-called "transformation" was invalid. Consequently, she was taken to a concentrated training center for further persecution. Before the Olympic Games, she was repeatedly harassed by police officers of the local 610 Office. Without any legal procedures being followed, she was arrested again. She has been missing for two months.
25. [Weifang City, Shandong Province] Several Practitioners Taken to Wangcun Forced Labor Camp
Mr. Jiang Zhenbai, around 47, used to be a guard at the Weifang Prison. He was dismissed for practicing Falun Gong. On August 8, 2008, Mr. Jiang and Mr. and Mrs. Wang Hongxia were taken to the Wangcun Forced Labor Camp on two-year sentences.
Mr. Cao Junfeng from the Development Zone was also taken to the labor camp. Ms. Cui Xiuyun from Huaibei Community was sentenced to two years of forced labor at the Wangcun Forced Labor Camp.
26. [Jiujiang County, Jiangxi Province] Mr. Liu Yizhi Brutally Beaten in Jiujiang City Detention Center
Jiujiang City Detention Center: 86-792-6812057, 86-792-8171100
27. [Shandong Province] Six Practitioners, Including Ms. Zhou Chunhua, Detained in Qingdao City Defense Education Center by Laixi City 610 Office Agents
28. [Liaoning Province] Mr. Chen Xinye and Other Practitioners Abused
Mr. Chen Xinye and Mr. Zhao Zhanbo, who were arrested on May 24, 2008, are detained in the Huanggutun Detention Center in Shenyang City. Mr. Wang Bo and Mr. Huang Baishun were sentenced to one and a half years of forced labor and are detained in the Shenxin Forced Labor Camp. Mr Huang is filing an appeal. Ms. Chen Lihui was released on June 2. Ms. Cao Lianxiang was sentenced to one and a half years of forced labor and probably taken to the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp.
29. [Tianjin City] Ms. Zhang Rong Holds Hunger Strike to Protest Persecution in Labor Camp
On the morning of July 23, 2008, Ms. Zhang Rong, from Hedong District, promoted Falun Gong while she was shopping. She was reported to the police and arrested. Afterwards, she was taken to the Shanghang Road Police Station and the Wangdingdi Police Station, but she was not admitted. Finally, she was taken to Tiguan Street Police Station.
Eighteen police officers from the State Security Division searched her home without any warrant. One week later, she was sentenced to two years of forced labor and taken to the Tianjin City Women's Forced Labor Camp.
Since July 23, 2008, Ms. Zhang had been holding hunger strike. Consequently, her potassium levels fell extremely low and she became critically ill. She received an infusion for nine days and is being force-fed every day. She has shown symptoms of cardiac muscle ischemia (restricted blood flow) and gastritis and has become extremely emaciated.
No.3 Ward of Forced Labor Camp: 86-22-63251410
30. [Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province] Ms. Ye Yongfeng Escapes with Righteous Thoughts
Ms. Ye Yongfeng, from Futian District, was sentenced to three years of forced labor. Her term was extended by more than 40 days. After that, she was taken to the Xili Legal System School (brainwashing center) and detained there for more than three months. She has escaped with righteous thoughts and returned home.
Liu Guangyin, director of Lianhua Street Office in Futian District: 86-755-83923926
31. [Weifang City, Shandong Province] Ms. Liu Bing Sentenced to Forced Labor
Ms. Liu Bing, 42, used to work at the Huaguang Electronics Company. At dawn on July 9, 2008, she was arrested at home by police officers from the local 610 Office and staff members of the Caijiazhuang Residents Committee. Her valuable property was looted. Her family is currently not permitted to see her.
32. [Dezhou City, Shandong Province ] Ms. Lu Cuilian Arrested
On the morning of September 2, 2008, Ms. Lu Cuilian was reported to police while she was distributing Falun Gong materials. She was arrested and taken to the Xinhe Police Station. She is detained in the Dezhou City Detention Center.
Ran Fanxing, chief of the Dezhou City 610 Office: 86-534-2876755
Dezhou City Detention Center: 86-534-2347203
Xinhe Police Station: 86-534-2627455
33. [Guan County, Shandong Province] Ms. Ni Ruxing Holds Hunger Strike to Protest Persecution in Brainwashing Center
At present, there are still 16 practitioners detained in the Guan County Detention Center. They are: Ms. Ni Ruxing, Ms. Xu Yuping, Mr. Yu Huaishan, Ms. Yang Xiumei, Ms. Li Xiuying, Ms. Guo Zhenmei, Ms. Guo Guiqiao, Ms. He Xiuhuan, Ms. Li Fenglan, Ms. Cui Qiaolan, Ms. Zhang Shulian, Ms. Guo Xiushu, Mr. Wang Baohe, Ms. Xing Guilingm and another female practitioner from Digu Village, Guancheng Town. Among them, Ms. Ni Ruxing has been holding a hunger strike to protest the persecution.
Ms. Ni is from Nitun Village, Liulin Town. On September 29, 2004, on her way to Fanzhai Township, she was arrested by agents from the Guan County 610 Office. She was sentenced to three years of forced labor. After her released, she was arrested again and again on so-called sensitive dates.