Additional Persecution News from China - February 2, 2009 (20 Reports)
(Clearwisdom.net) Today's report relates persecution incidents that took place in 19 cities or counties in twelve provinces. Twenty-one Falun Gong practitioners were subjected to brutal mistreatment during detention, and at least 19 practitioners were arrested.
- [Macheng City, Hubei Province] Mr. Luo Xiabao in Critical Condition as a Result of Gross Mistreatment in Fanjiatai Prison
- [Luzhou City, Sichuan Province] Information about Ms. Tang Chengying
- [Weifang City, Shandong Province] Mr. Zhou Enguang Arrested from His Dorm at 11:00 a.m. on January 18, 2009
- [Guan County, Shandong Province] Mr. Wang Baohe Held in the Zhangqiu City Forced Labor Camp
- [Baotou City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region] Mr. Chen Jianyong Held in the No.2 Detention Center
- [Gaotang County, Shandong Province] Money Extorted from Ms. Zhao Yuzhen
- [Xingtai City, Hebei Province] Mr. Nie Yanfei Sent to a Forced Labor Camp
- [Xi'an City, Shaanxi Province] Five Practitioners Arrested
- [Jiujiang City, Jiangxi Province] Ms. Sang Longju, Ms. Ding Cui and Ms. Zhu Yongxia Arrested During the Chinese New Year's Eve
- [Jianou City, Fujian Province] Mr. Ye Guohua Arrested
- [Linzhou City, Henan Province] Several Practitioners Sentenced to Prison
- [Yanling County, Henan Province] Mr. Xie Huijian Arrested in Yuzhou City
- [Changde City, Hunan Province] Ms. Xu Yuexian Arrested
- [Suining City, Sichuan Province] Several Practitioners Held in a Police Station
- [Xishui City, Hubei Province] Mr. Cai Yingqiu Sentenced to Three Years in Prison
- [Jidong City, Heilongjiang Province] Mr. Li Huiyao
- [Dashiqiao City, Liaoning Province] Mr. Yao Bo Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison
- [Yiyang City, Hunan Province] Latest Information about Mr. Li Aiguo
- [Zhengzhou City, Henan Province] Practitioners Held in the Baimiao Forced Labor Camp Pressured to Give up Falun Gong Practice
- [Wuwei City, Gansu Province] Mr. Hu Jian and Ms. Zhang Juxiang Sentenced
1. [Macheng City, Hubei Province] Mr. Luo Xiabao in Critical Condition as a Result of Gross Mistreatment in Fanjiatai Prison
Mr. Luo Xianbo from Macheng City was sentenced to four years in prison in early 2008. He is being held in the No. 4 Ward, No. 2 Team, at the Fanjiatai Prison in Shayang City.
Mr. Luo's family was informed of his extremely high blood pressure at 10:00 a.m. on January 31, 2009, and that they needed to come see him. The family drove to the 250-mile distant prison in Shayang City. They found Mr. Luo comatose. The family requested his unconditional release, but the officials refused.
Shayang Fanjiatai Prison No. 4 Ward, No.2 Team: 86-724-8570035
2. [Luzhou City, Sichuan Province] Information about Ms. Tang Chengying
Ms. Tang Chengying has ascites as a result of poor conditions and mistreatment in the Longquan Prison in Chengdu City. She was taken to the Shuangliu Police Hospital on January 25, 2009.
3. [Weifang City, Shandong Province] Mr. Zhou Enguang Arrested from His Dorm at 11:00 a.m. on January 18, 2009
4. [Guan County, Shandong Province] Mr. Wang Baohe Held in the Zhangqiu City Forced Labor Camp
Mr. Wang Baohe and his wife, Ms. Yang Fengmei, from Liangtang Township, Guan County, were arrested on July 4, 2008. They were held in the Zhangqiu City Forced Labor Camp for a one-and-a-half-year term. His wife was released in October 2008.
His 80-year-old father could not bear the stress and died on October 24, 2008.
5. [Baotou City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region] Mr. Chen Jianyong Held in the No.2 Detention Center
Mr. Chen Jianyong from the Donghe District of Baotou City was arrested in August 2006 and sentenced to three years in prison. He has been held in the No.2 Prison's No.1 Division, No.2 Ward in the Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region. His family went to visit him several times but they were not allowed to see him. Mr. Chen refused to wear the criminal's uniform, which led to his torture on a metal chair for a week. He still has difficulty walking.
6. [Gaotang County, Shandong Province] Money Extorted from Ms. Zhao Yuzhen
Ms. Zhao Yuzhen from Jinzhai Village, Gaotang County had more than 20,000 yuan extorted from her on December 25, 2008, of the Chinese lunar calendar.
7. [Xingtai City, Hebei Province] Mr. Nie Yanfei Sent to a Forced Labor Camp
Personnel from the Nanshimen Town Police Station in Xingtai County arrested Mr. Nie Yanfei from the Delong Steel Factory the night of December 30, 2008. The police ransacked his home the next morning and confiscated Falun Gong truth-clarifying materials. Mr. Nie was held in the Xingtai City No.1 Detention Center for 20 days and then sentenced to one year of forced labor. He is now in the Handan City Forced Labor Camp.
Guo Jianshen, Nanshimen Town Police Station chief: 86-13393093596
8. [Xi'an City, Shaanxi Province] Five Practitioners Arrested
Personnel from the Xi'an City Domestic Security Division arrested five practitioners, including Mr. Wang Weidong, Mr. Wang Weiping, and Mr. Chen Wenqing, on May 28, 2008. It was heard that they are being held in the Sanyao Village Detention Center in Xi'an City. Mr. Chen's parents, living in another city, went to Xi'an City to see their son, but were not allowed to meet with him.
Ma Ben, Xi'an City Domestic Security Division chief: 86-29-88231698
(Office), 86-29-88323699 (Home), 86-13008415678 (Cell)
Man Yuanzhong, Deputy chief: 86-29-88216899 (Office), 86-29-88480019 (Home), 86-13892829358 (Cell)
Gao Yutao, the officer in charge of the case: 86-29-88230513 (Office), 86-13359226614 (Cell)
9. [Jiujiang City, Jiangxi Province] Ms. Sang Longju, Ms. Ding Cui and Ms. Zhu Yongxia Arrested During the Chinese New Year's Eve
10. [Jianou City, Fujian Province] Mr. Ye Guohua Arrested
Mr. Ye Guohua, 40 years old, used to be a teacher in the Dongyou Middle School. He was sentenced to five years in prison and released in 2006. Policeman Lin Xiaoming often harassed his family and arrested Mr. Ye again on July 28, 2008, when he surfed online in an Internet café. His whereabouts are unknown.
11. [Linzhou City, Henan Province] Several Practitioners Sentenced to Prison
Mr. Yang Jianjun from Xuchang City was sentenced to 10 years in prison on January 14, 2009; Mr. Feng Junhong, who was arrested on December 23, 2007, got six years in prison; and Ms. Shen Meilin, who was arrested on December 20, 2007, got three years.
Ding Qingshu: 86-372-6895386 (Office), 86-372-6808089 (Home), 86-13803721218
Zhang Shizhong: 86-372-6070002 (Office), 86-372-2516699 (Home), 86-13803726699 (Cell)
12. [Yanling County, Henan Province] Mr. Xie Huijian Arrested in Yuzhou City
Yuzhou City Domestic Security Division chief Xia Yuxiao land several policemen arrested 30-year-old Mr. Xie Huijian from Yanling County at 9:00 p.m. on December 21, 2008. He is now in the city detention center and is staging a hunger strike.
Mr. Xie had been arrested several times. Local police arrested him on his way home toward the end of 2005 and sentenced him to one and a half years of forced labor. He was held in the Xuchang City No.3 Forced Labor Camp. Following his release, Mr. Xie went to work in Shenhu Town, Yuzhou City, in 2008 but was unfortunately arrested again.
13. [Changde City, Hunan Province] Ms. Xu Yuexian Arrested
Ms. Xu Yuexian, 65 years old, and Ms. Zhu Jinju, 64 years old, were arrested at the Darunfa Supermarket as they distributed Falun Gong flyers on January 3, 2009.
14. [Suining City, Sichuan Province] Several Practitioners Held in a Police Station
Personnel from the Suining City Domestic Security Division ransacked several practitioners' homes in Daying County, Suining City, on May 23, 2008. The police confiscated two laptop computers, two laser inject printers, a CD burner, two paper-cutters, several boxes of white paper, three sets of Master's lecture CDs, a set of lecture tapes, 1,000 blank CDs, three pictures with Master's image, 6,000 yuan cash, and a 4,000-yuan bank deposit certificate.
The police also arrested Ms. Chen on May 23, 2008. They confiscated her handbag and ransacked her home. They also arrested 52-year-old Ms. Deng Youqiong and 60-year-old Ms. Guo Ting who happened to visit Ms. Chen. The police then arrested 66-year-old Ms. Deng Yongzhen, 77-year-old Mr. Hu Tingshun, and 52-year-old Ms. Li Qiongying. Ms. Deng Youqiong and Ms. Deng Yongzhen have been released, and Ms. Guo has been bailed out. The others are still in the detention center.
15. [Xishui City, Hubei Province] Mr. Cai Yingqiu Sentenced to Three Years in Prison
Personnel from the Xishui City Police Department and from the 610 Office arrested Mr. Cai Yingqiu from Xishui Zhudian Township and sentenced him to three years in prison.
16. [Jidong City, Heilongjiang Province] Mr. Li Huiyao
Personnel from the Jidong City Domestic Security Division arrested Mr. Li Huiyao and Ms. Bai Shuqin from Bao'an Village, Yonghe Township, the morning of February 1, 2009.
17. [Dashiqiao City, Liaoning Province] Mr. Yao Bo Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison
Personnel from the Jinqiao Police Station arrested Mr. Yao Bo from Dashiqiao City and ransacked his home on August 7, 2008. They confiscated a computer, a printer, and truth-clarifying materials. He was sentenced to eight years in prison and is being held in the city detention center.
Guo Ying, Jinqiao Police Station chief: 86-13941762007
Zhang Jingang, deputy chief: 86-13500476663
18. [Yiyang City, Hunan Province] Latest Information about Mr. Li Aiguo
Mr. Li Aiguo from Yiyang City was arrested in August 2008 and has been held in the Yiyang City No.2 Detention Center. His family's visits were all denied. Police put him on trial recently but did not inform his family.
Fang Yiliang, Yiyang City 610 Office: 86-737-6991883, 86-737-6351719
Zhang Jili, an official in the brainwashing center: 86-737-6821781
Chen Xiaoping, 610 Office head: 86-15923702688
19. [Zhengzhou City, Henan Province] Practitioners Held in the Baimiao Forced Labor Camp Pressured to Give up Falun Gong Practice
Several practitioners are being held in the Baimiao Forced Labor Camp's No. 3 Division in Zhengzhou City. They are Mr. Zou Yuchuan from Shenyang City, Liaoning Province; Mr. Zhang Haibo from Baoding City, Hebei Province; Mr. Li Bing from Xinyang City; Mr. Guo Chuanjun; Mr. Guo Junqiang; Mr. Chu Yangkui; and Mr. Huang Xinmin. The first three were transferred from Beijing, and the others are from Zhengzhou City.
Mr. Wang Shouren was tortured to death in the labor camp.
Officers in the No.3 Division tried to coerce practitioners to write a statement to give up Falun Gong practice. Mr. Wang Shouren refused to sign the statement. His detention term was extended by half a year. Guards forced him to do heavy work. Mr. Wang died on September 14, 2008.
20. [Wuwei City, Gansu Province] Mr. Hu Jian and Ms. Zhang Juxiang Sentenced
Police arrested 43-year-old Mr. Hu Jian and 45-year-old Ms. Zhang Juxiang on August 9, 2008. They were put on trial on December 18, 2008. Mr. Hu was sentenced to three and a half years in prison; Ms. Zhang to three years.
February 2, 2009