Additional Persecution News from China - February 24, 2009 (14 Reports)
(Clearwisdom.net) Today's News from China includes incidents of persecution that took place in 14 cities or counties in 7 provinces. In this report, 9 Falun Gong practitioners were subjected to mistreatment during their detention, and at least 10 practitioners were illegally arrested.
1. [Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] Ms. Zhang Chunhe Persecuted.
On July 23, 2008, Ms. Zhang Chunhe from Zengcheng was arrested at work by the Zengcheng 610 Office and the Xiyuan Police Station. She was detained and persecuted in a detention center, which affected her health to such an extent that she has been transferred to the Guangzhou Armed Police Hospital.
2. [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Ms. Ding Zhenfang Persecuted in Shenyang Women's Prison.
Ms. Ding Zhenfang from Dalian City was sentenced to eight years imprisonment. Now she has been sent to a hospital as a result of mistreatment and persecution in Shenyang Women's Prison. At the hospital she was diagnosed with heart disease, cerebral thrombus, and high blood pressure, but the prison has not allowed her family to visit her.
The Ninth Division of Shenyang Women's Prison: 86-24-89296666
Fang Shuxia, Associate Warden: 86-24- 89296633, 86-13390116633
3. [Mishan City, Heilongjiang Province] Mr. Liu Jinglu and His Wife. Sun Lixiang, Secretly Sentenced to Nine Years of Imprisonment by the Jixi Court.
On February 17, 2009, Mr. Liu Jinglu and his wife, Mrs. Sun Lixiang, from Mishan City were sentenced to nine years imprisonment by the Jixi District Court of Jixi City.
4. [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Mr. Cheng Dehan Detained after His Forced Labor Term Ends
Mr. Cheng Dehan was detained in the Hewan Forced Labor Camp for 18 months. On February 23, 2009, his term was over. However, at 7 a.m. that day he was quietly moved and now his whereabouts are unknown.
5. [Beijing] On February 20, 2009, 76-Year-Old Ms. Kong Wei, Who Worked in Section 706 of the Second Institute of the Beijing Aerospace Department, Arrested
6.[Yingkou City, Liaoning Province] Mr. Gong Enrong Tortured in the Xihu District Prison in Benxi City
Mr. Gong Enrong from Yingkou City has been detained in the second division of the Xihu District Prison in Benxi City for a long time. Because he refuses to give up his belief, the guards ordered inmates to beat him repeatedly for one week, which nearly killed him.
7. [Hengshui City, Hebei Province] Ms. Liu Yingjie Arrested by the Hengshui Police
At 7 p.m. on February 20, 2009, Ms. Liu Yingjie was arrested by the Hengshui police and her home was searched. The police took away Master Li's pictures, CDs, etc. Ms. Liu Yingjie is being detained in the Hengshui City Detention Center.
8. [Zhucheng City, Shandong Province] Mr. Wang Hongliang Arrested
Mr. Wang Hongliang lives in Nanzhujie Village, Mizhou, Zhucheng City. On February 10, 2009, he was arrested. Now his whereabouts are unknown.
9. [Weifang City, Shandong Province] Ms. Sun Huaisen and Her Family Persecuted
At 2 p.m. on February 15, 2009, six officers from the Taibaozhuang Police Station broke into Ms. Sun Huaisen's home and forcibly took her to the police station. About 3 p.m., three officers went to her son's workplace to take him to the police station and threatened and tortured him, trying for a confession. At 7 p.m., the police deceived Ms. Sun's husband and daughter into coming to the police station and interrogated them. Ms. Sun's three family members were not released until 10 p.m.. Ms. Sun was released after being detained for two days.
10. [Mengyin County, Shandong Province] Mr. Wang Jinming and Other Practitioners Harassed
Between 8 and 9 o'clock on the night of February 17, 2009, people from the Duozhuang Town government and police station broke into the homes of many practitioners and thoroughly searched the houses. There was one greeting card with words about Falun Gong on the wall of Mr. Wang Jinming's home in Beiduozhuang Village. As a result, 66-year-old Mr. Wang was taken to the Duozhuang Police Station. His family was ordered to pay 10,000 yuan for his release.
11. [Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province] Four Practitioners Arrested
On February 13, 2009, Ms. Luan Xiuyuan and a male practitioner with the surname of Yu were arrested. On February 18, 2009, Mr. Sun Qinghe was arrested. On February 19, 2009, Ms. Li Xiurong was arrested and taken to a detention center.
12. [Jingtai County, Gansu Province] The Persecution of Mr. Ma Zufu
Mr. Ma Zufu was a teacher at the Jingtai County First High School in Gansu Province. On January 1, 2000, he was arrested in Beijing for validating the Fa. He was taken to the Gansu Province First Forced Labor Camp for one year. His term was later extended for 80 days. In March 2001, he was released.
On July 20, 2001, he was arrested again by the Jingtai County Police Department. The Baiyin City Forced Labor Committee sentenced him to three years in the Gansu Province First Forced Labor Camp. He was released on July 20, 2004, but the school Mr. Ma worked for withheld his salary from 2001 to 2005.
13. [Siping City, Jilin Province] Additional Information about the Arrests of Ms. Ai Lianxiang and Ms. Wei Guiqin
At 4 p.m. on December 23, 2008, Ms. Ai Lianxiang (about 60 years old), Ms. Wei Guiqin, and Ms. Li Shuchun from Siping City were reported to the police. Officers from the Nansi Police Station and the community took them away from their rented apartment. Ms. Li Shuchun was released on bail. Ms. Ai and Ms. Wei have been detained in the Siping Detention Center.
14. [Laiwu City, Shandong Province] Mr. Xu Jilong Sent to a Forced Labor Camp
Mr. Xu Jilong is about 30 years old and worked at the Laiwu Steel Company in the Gangcheng District of Laiwu City. On January 15, 2009, he was arrested by the Laiwu police while he was distributing flyers about Falun Gong. Now he is being detained in the Wangcun Forced Labor Camp.