Additional Persecution News from China - September 8, 2008 (23 Reports)
Today's News from China includes persecution incidents that took place in 19 cities or counties in eight provinces. In this report, 25 Falun Gong practitioners were subjected to brutal mistreatment during detention, and at least 18 practitioners were arrested.
- [Dengzhou City, Henan Province] Mr. Zhao Guoxiang Died as a Result of Persecution
- [Xiantao City, Hubei Province] Ms. Xiao Hongbing Sentenced to One Year of Forced Labor and Held in the Shayang Forced Labor Camp in Hubei Province
- [Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Mr. Song Zhanlin Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison; Has Been Held in Harbin City
- [Xi'an City, Shaanxi Province] Ms. Liu Xiurong Held in a Brainwashing Center
- [Beijing] Ms. Zhang Went Missing
- [Shanghai] Mr. Ge Yijun Arrested
- [Linghai City, Liaoning Province] Persecution of Ms. Zhu Baojuan and Ms. Liu Yurong
- [Jinan City, Shandong Province] Ms. Dong Mei Arrested
- [Taiyuan City, Shanxi Province] Mr. Wang Niuxiao from the Jianshan Mine, Taiyuan Steel Company Arrested
- [Tianjin] Ms. Sun Guixiang Arrested in 2007 and Recently Sentenced to Prison
- [Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] Ms. Fang Yuan Held in a Brainwashing Center in July
- [Sichuan Province] Ms. Wang Lanying Arrested
- [Liaoning Province] Ms. Dai Guiying and Ms. Huo Xiuqin Arrested
- [Yuechi County, Sichuan Province] Persecution of Ms. Yu Menglan
- [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Ms. Liu Wei Arrested on September 4, 2008 and Transferred to the City's Detention Center
- [Ningxiang County, Hunan Province] Yan Huaihui Arrested
- [Zhucheng City, Shandong Province] Ms. Zang Shunlan Sentenced to One and a Half Years of Forced Labor
- [Changsha City, Hunan Province] Ms. Liu Yanping and Mr. Li Zhiping Arrested
- [Baoqing County, Heilongjiang Province] Eight Practitioners Facing Illegal Trial
- [Huludao City, Liaoning Province] Ms. Yang Hong Held in the Liaoning Province Women's Prison
- [Weifang City, Shandong Province] Mr. Wang Xingkai and His Wife Ms. Li Rongying and Others Arrested
- [Weifang City, Shandong Province] Several Practitioners Arrested
- [Sichuan Province] Several Practitioners Face Illegal Sentencing
1. [Dengzhou City, Henan Province] Mr. Zhao Guoxiang Died as a Result of Persecution
Mr. Zhao Guoxiang, 47 years old, was held for more than 20 days in September 2007. He was fined several thousand yuan and then released, but the police still often harassed him since then. He led a stressful life. Local police and officials from his work unit ordered him to sign a "guarantee statement" in late June 2008 under the pretext of maintaining the Olympic Games' security. Physically worn down by the mental pressure, he passed away on July 2, 2008.
2. [Xiantao City, Hubei Province] Ms. Xiao Hongbing Sentenced to One Year of Forced Labor and Held in the Shayang Forced Labor Camp in Hubei Province
3. [Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Mr. Song Zhanlin Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison; Has Been Held in Harbin City
4. [Xi'an City, Shaanxi Province] Ms. Liu Xiurong Held in a Brainwashing Center
Ms. Liu Xiurong living in Xiying Street, Xi'an City is being held at a brainwashing center in the Chang'an County Worker's Rehabilitation Institute.
5. [Beijing] Ms. Zhang Went Missing
Ms. Zhang, in her 30s, lives in Caogezhuang Village in the Chaoyang District, Beijing. She went missing between August 2 and August 15, 2008. Her husband, who does not practice Falun Gong, is working in another city, and their 10-year-old son was left home alone when Ms. Zhang went missing.
Ms. Zhang's parents Mr. Zhang Dejiang and Ms. Zhang Guirong are practitioners. They were sentenced to three years of forced labor for explaining the facts about Falun Gong. Mr. Zhang is still held in the Qianjin Prison and the mother in the Tuanhe Forced Labor Camp.
6. [Shanghai] Mr. Ge Yijun Arrested
Policeman Gu Xiang from the Yaoxi Community in Caojiadu Street, the Jing'an District, Shanghai colluded with policeman Zhu Ying from the city's 610 Office. They went to Mr. Ge Yijun's workplace and forced his work unit's official to fire him on August 1, 2008. The persecution happened under the pretext of "security for the Olympic Games." Mr. Ge lost his job on August 15, 2008, and 610 Office personnel arrested him on August 28, 2008. He has not been released yet, and his whereabouts are unknown.
7. [Linghai City, Liaoning Province] Persecution of Ms. Zhu Baojuan and Ms. Liu Yurong
Ms. Zhu Baojuan, from Jianye Township who was arrested on July 1, 2008, is held in the Jinzhou City No. 1 Detention Center. She is in poor health. Linghai City Court agents planned to hold a trial for her this week.
Ms. Liu Yurong was arrested two weeks ago and sentenced to six years in prison. She is bedridden in the Jinzhou City Detention Center.
Li Daming, who is in charge of Ms. Zhu and Ms. Liu's cases: 86-416-8187283
Yang Changying, Linghai City Criminal Court chief: 86-416-8187233, 86-13904963099
Wang Li, Linghai City Court chief: 86-416-8187222, 86-13941686027
8. [Jinan City, Shandong Province] Ms. Dong Mei Arrested
Ms. Dong Mei from Changqingzhuang Village in Jinan City was arrested from her home on July 23, 2008 and put into the Jiangshuiquan Forced Labor Camp on August 9, 2008.
9. [Taiyuan City, Shanxi Province] Mr. Wang Niuxiao from the Jianshan Mine, Taiyuan Steel Company Arrested
10. [Tianjin] Ms. Sun Guixiang Arrested in 2007 and Recently Sentenced to Prison
Personnel from the Donglou Police Station arrested Ms. Sun Guixiang from the Hexi District, Tianjin on December 14, 2007. Her family was informed that Ms. Sun had been put into the district's detention center on December 18, 2007.
The family was informed again in July 2008 that she had been put on a trial on July 1, 2008 and was sentenced to five years in prison. She is held in the Lingzhuangzi Women's Prison. Her family visited her once and found her to be gaunt and suffering stomach pain.
Hexi District Donglou Police Station: 86-22-28304414
Wang Jinzhu, a policeman in the Donglou Police Station: 86-22-89563089
Guo Qiang, chief: 86-13323370099
11. [Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] Ms. Fang Yuan Held in a Brainwashing Center in July
12. [Sichuan Province] Ms. Wang Lanying Arrested
Personnel from the Kaijiang County Domestic Security Division arrested Ms. Wang Lanying and ransacked her home at 10:30 a.m. on September 7, 2008. They confiscated a computer, equipment for satellite TV, and some Falun Gong books and flyers.
Personnel from the Dazhou City 610 Office and from the Domestic Security Division sentenced Mr. Gao Wei from the Tongchuan District to one year of forced labor.
13. [Liaoning Province] Ms. Dai Guiying and Ms. Huo Xiuqin Arrested
Police arrested Ms. Dai Guiying and Ms. Huo Xiuqin from Wangyingbeishan Village on September 2, 2008. The arrest happened when they were telling people about the persecution Falun Gong in the Fuxin City Square. They are held in the Xindi Detention Center now.
Li Shuguo, Xindi Detention Center: 86-418-2292153
14. [Yuechi County, Sichuan Province] Persecution of Ms. Yu Menglan
Ms. Yu Menglan, around 80 years old, from Yuechi County used to be an official at the county's Silk Company. Police followed her and then arrested her at 9:00 a.m. on August 16, 2008. The arrest happened when she was telling people about the persecution of Falun Gong in Huoshaoba Lane, West Huancheng Street, Southern Avenue. The police ransacked her home and put her into the county's detention center where she remains as of this writing.
15. [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Ms. Liu Wei Arrested on September 4, 2008 and Transferred to the City's Detention Center
16. [Ningxiang County, Hunan Province] Yan Huaihui Arrested
Ms. Yan Huanhui, 57 years old, lives in Meitanba Town, Ningxiang County, Hunan Province. Personnel from the town's police station arrested her and ransacked her home on the night of August 30, 2008.
Li Feng, Meitanba Police Station chief: 86-731-7902056
Liu Shiqiang, 610 Office head: 86-731-7809597, 86-731-7834868, 86-1350744319
Cheng Zaiqiang, deputy head: 86-731-7890610, 86-731-7858158, 13007488489
17. [Zhucheng City, Shandong Province] Ms. Zang Shunlan Sentenced to One and a Half Years of Forced Labor
18. [Changsha City, Hunan Province] Ms. Liu Yanping and Mr. Li Zhiping Arrested
Ms. Liu Yanping and Mr. Li Zhiping from Changsha City were arrested on September 5, 2008. It happened while they were erasing a slanderous message, posted by Communist Party officials, from a bulletin board in the Shazitang Street Residential Committee.
19. [Baoqing County, Heilongjiang Province] Eight Practitioners Facing Illegal Trial
The eight practitioners arrested in Baoqing County in June 11, 2008 are held in the county's detention center and face illegal trial.
Liu Shunchao, Baoqing County 610 Office head: 86-469-5427692 (Home),
Wang Wei, 610 Office deputy head: 86-13945771060 (Cell)
Wang Chunfu, chief procurator of Baoqing County Procuratorate: 86-469-5437855 (Office), 86-469-5437855(Home), 86-13314699557 (Cell)
20. [Huludao City, Liaoning Province] Ms. Yang Hong Held in the Liaoning Province Women's Prison
Ms. Yang Hong from Huludao City is held in the Liaoning Province Women's Prison's No.1 Ward. Ms. Yang sustained a head wound as a result of torture in May 2008, but the wound was not sutured until several days ago during a physical examination. As a result of mistreatment, Ms. Yang contracted ischemic heart disease and has become very skinny. She does not sleep well, and her feet are purple and swollen. She often has cramping pain in her feet.
Guards also force her to undergo brainwashing. They ordered someone to read Falun Gong-slandering articles to her, in addition to forcing her to watch slanderous videos and read books that slander Falun Gong.
Yang Li, Liaoning Province Women's Prison chief: 86-24-89296666,
86-24-86914173 (Home), 86-13390118299 (Cell)
Jiao Shiying, No.1 Ward chief: 86-13390116968
21. [Weifang City, Shandong Province] Mr. Wang Xingkai and His Wife Ms. Li Rongying and Others Arrested
Mr. Wang Xingkai and his wife Ms. Li Rongying from Linqu County, Weifang City were arrested on August 10, 2008. Mr. Liu Guodong and Mr. Liu Shimin were arrested also. The couple escaped, but the other two practitioners are held in the county's detention center.
22. [Weifang City, Shandong Province] Several Practitioners Arrested
Police arrested Mr. Liu Guozheng and Mr. Peng Shiguo from Linqu County, Mr. Li Guolin and his wife from Qixian County, Ms. Sun Shoulan from Dadougou Village, Ms. Xu Simei from the county downtown, and Ms. Zhang Zhenglan from Panyang Town. They are held in the county's detention center. It was reported that these practitioners will be sentenced soon.
Xu Wenyuan, Linqu County Police Department: 86-536-3456678 (Office),
86-536-3456369 (Home), 86-13963686369
Ma Liazhi, 86-536-3116118 (Office), 86-536-3160866 (Home), 86-13806360696 (Cell)
23. [Sichuan Province] Several Practitioners Face Illegal Sentence
About thirty practitioners including Ms. Zhong Fangqiong were arrested in August 2007. About ten of them are facing illegal trial in the Wuhou Court on September 10, 2008 after a year of mistreatment while detained. Ms. Zhou Huimin died as a result of torture in March 2008. Ms. Zhong was injured on the face.
Sui Changbing, Wuhou District Court Criminal Sub-court chief: 86-28-82872711
September 6, 2008