Handan City Police Officers Arrest Falun Gong Practitioners
(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Hou Qiaozheng, 68, went to Beijing to appeal in July 1999 when the persecution began. She was arrested and sent back for one year of forced labor. On May 30, 2008, officers from the Heping Police Station broke into her home, ransacked it and imprisoned her at the Handan No. 1 Detention Center.
At around 10:00 a.m. on June 10, 2008, Hou Qingfen, Niu Weizhi, Shen Haihong, and Sun Wenhu, together with several other officers from the District Police Department and the Heping Police Station, intruded into practitioner couple Wang Xinzheng and Wang Xuwen's home and ransacked it. They searched their five rooms, including the ceiling of each room. They confiscated a booklet and two MP3 players and wanted to arrest Wang Xinzheng. Wang Xinzheng's father. Wang Xuwen explained the facts to them, but they refused to listen.
Police forcibly pushed Wang Xinzheng and her two-year-old child in her arms to the ground. They handcuffed her and let the child, who was crying in fear, fall to the ground. Police then dragged Wang Xinzheng into a police car.
Her father Wang Xuwen stepped in and demanded, "On what grounds are you ransacking our home and making an arrest? You are breaking the law as officers of the law!" The policemen flew into a rage. They took out a blank search warrant and filled it out in front of Mr. Wang. Then they ordered Wang Xuwen to sign it, and he refused. They then carried Wang Xuwen to a police car by force. Wang Xuwen's wife then discovered that the police had taken more than 10 thousand yuan in cash from a drawer. Wang's wife asked them to return the money, saying, "This is my personal savings that I have accumulated over a long time, and I cannot let you steal it." Then two police officers twisted her arms behind her back and said, "If you move even a little, we will handcuff you." Another police officer said, "Tie her up."
Wang Xuwen has since been released, but Wang Xinzheng was sentenced to one and a half years of forced labor.
At about 9:00 a.m. on July 14, 2008, Guangmingqiao Police searched Mr. Li Tongzhi's home, arrested him and confiscated Falun Gong information discs, copies of the Minghui Weekly and the book, Disintegrating the Party Culture. He was held at the Handan No. 1 Detention Center.
Police arrested Ms. Zhang Xiurong (around 62 years old) and Ms. Zhang Shulian (53 years old) on July 29 and 30. They are being held at the No. 1 Detention Center.
At 10:00 a.m. on August 5, 2008, practitioner Huang Jianlin from the Congtai District was taken away from his shop and then to his home by some people who arrived in two black cars and refused to identify themselves.
At 8:30 a.m. on July 14, 2008, Ms. He Haixiang was arrested and had her home ransacked by officers from the Congdong Police Station. She is now being held at the No. 1 Detention Center.
On the morning of July 14, 2008, a group of agents from the Congtaixi Police Station broke into Ms. Zhang Fenqing's home, ransacked it and arrested her. The 45-year-old Ms. Zhang is now being imprisoned in the No. 1 Detention Center.
Practitioner Li Rulan from the Congtai District didn't return home one night after she went out to distribute Falun Gong materials. Her family discovered the next morning that she was detained at a police station. She was released in the morning, but was arrested again the next night. Her home was ransacked.
Engineer Hu Shizheng and his wife were arrested by district police department agents and those from the Renmin Road Police Station on August 8, 2008.
Information about Congtai District Police Department, Domestic Security Division and Police Station
Congtai District Police Department, 43 A Congtain Road, Handan City, Hebei Province, Postal code: 056002
Director Niu Shengmin: 86-310-3019568, 86-13315066566
Political Director Wang Yongxiang: 86-310-3019893, 86-13315066588
Domestic Security Division Director An Zhengzhi, 86-310-3019329, 86-1333300772666
Heping Police Station Director Niu Weizhi, 86-310-3228036, 86-13315065901 (Police No: 03-8116, Law Enforcement ID No.: 4703201099)