Authorities in Mengyin County, Shandong Province Harass and Arrest Falun Gong Practitioners
(Clearwisdom.net) From March 17 to 19, 2009, police from the Mengyin 610 Office and local police station harassed and arrested several Falun Gong practitioners. On March 17, 2009, the local, blacklisted, practitioners were arrested and their homes were ransacked.
Ms. Liu Guimei, a practitioner in Tiecheng village, Mengyin county, was arrested that same day while she was in the Jushan market. It was said that when Ms. Liu was arrested, she shouted, "Falun Dafa is Good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good. I am a Dafa disciple." On March 18, when Liu's husband, Wang Mingji, went to the Jushan police station to ask for her release he was also arrested. Only their child, Yangyang, was left at home. This couple has been arrested several times.
From March 18 to19, officers from Mengyin 610 Office and Gongyeyuan police station also harassed Falun Gong practitioners. Zhang Tianzhi, a practitioner in Caozhuang village, had to leave his home and go from place to place to avoid the constant persecution. Sui Xueling, a practitioner in Liuguanzhuang village, was arrested at home.
On March 19, a group of people from the Mengyin Town 610 Office arrested Falun Gong practitioners Li Guixiang and Zhang Duhe and ransacked Kan Jixiang's home.
From March 17 to the present, police officers continue to arrest practitioners and confiscate their property. Wang Mingjun was arrested by the policemen that had been monitoring him. The officers even harass practitioners' families. The Falun Gong practitioners who were registered on July 20, 1999, are being harassed on a large scale.
On March 17, Cao Changfang was arrested and detained by officers from the Mengyin 610 Office and the local police station. They extorted 600 yuan from Cao's family.
Practitioners are now being arrested and harassed on a large scale.