(Clearwisdom.net) New Year's Day 2009, the CCP personnel in Jincheng City, Shanxi Province, started another round of persecution against Falun Dafa practitioners. The Domestic Security Division, local police stations, local neighborhood offices, and community CCP personnel and police officers broke into practitioners' homes, harassed and threatened them, took away their Dafa books, searched their computers and phone records, checked their Internet history, and demanded phone numbers. During this same time, practitioners were arrested and frequently sentenced.

At 8 p.m. on January 15, 2009, Gaoping City (under Jincheng City) Police Department's Domestic Security Division captain Yang Changchun led a group of police to arrest practitioner Mr. Liu Xiliang, in his 70s. They ransacked his home in the process. They took his CD burner, Dafa books, and other personal belongings. Since the persecution began in July 1999, Mr. Liu has been arrested three times. The second time he was arrested was in 2004. He was sentenced to three years in prison and released in 2007. Not long after he regained his peaceful life, he was arrested again for the third time. Mr. Liu is now detained in the Gaoping City Detention Center. The CCP continues to arrest him despite his age and physical disability. It does not matter to the CCP that Mr. Liu Xilaiang is unable to take care of himself. It only matters that he is not willing to give up believing in Truth-Compassion-Forbearance.

In November 2008, CCP personnel secretly arranged a court session for practitioner Mr. Chen Jia'an. He was handed a three-year sentence in December 2008. His family was unaware of the whole process. They later asked around and found out that Mr. Chen had already been sentenced. Mr. Chen is a 69-year-old farmer in Weiyuan Village, Daqi Town, Zezhou County, under Jincheng City. On August 4, 2008, he was clarifying the truth and was arrested. The captain of the Domestic Security Division of Zezhou County Police Department and Sun Zhonglin, the head of Daqi Township Police Station, brought ten officers with them, ransacked Mr. Chen's home, and took away his Dafa books, materials, and many personal belongings. Mr. Chen is now being held in the Zezhou County Detention Center.

In December 2008, practitioner Ms. Zhang Yunqin was sentenced to three years in prison and was taken to the Women's Prison in Shanxi Province. Ms. Zhang is 39 years old and is the wife of an employee of the Jincheng City Bureau of Coal Mine in Shanxi Province. She was arrested on February 17, 2008, while she was posting her hand-written materials to clarify the truth. The CCP court in Jincheng City secretly arranged a court session in early July and sentenced her to three years. Ms. Zhang did not accept the decision and she wanted to appeal. The court used illegal methods to turn down the appeal. Ms. Zhang is being held in the Women's Prison in Shanxi Province, leaving her young child without a mother.

Ma Xianlin, Captain of the Domestic Security Division in Zezhou County Police Department of Shanxi Province: 86-356-2011144 (Office), 86-13934312292 (Cell)
Sun Zhonglin, Head of Daqi Town Police Station in Zezhou County: 86-13835060888 (Cell)
Shen Zhigang, officer in Daqi Town Police Station :86-13111145588 (He is the one who arrested Mr. Chen Jiaan)

Yang Changchun, Captain of the Domestic Security Division in Gaoping City Police Department of Shanxi Province: 86-356-5222408 (Office), 86-356-5222491 (Office), 86-356-5220075 (Office), 86-15333562141 (Cell)
Liu Sitong, secretary of the CCP branch in Yetou Village, Daqi Town, Zezhou County: 86-356-3894068 (Home)