Additional Persecution News from China - May 11, 2009 (18 Reports)
(Clearwisdom.net) Today's News from China includes incidents of persecution that took place in 15 cities or counties in 10 provinces. In this report, 11 practitioners were subjected to mistreatment during their detention and at least 13 practitioners were illegally arrested.
1. [Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region] Ms. Sun Min Died as a Result of Police Brutality
Police arrested Ms. Sun Min and her husband, Wu Yang, from their Beijing home on April 22, 2009. Her family in Chifeng City received a death notice on May 3, 2009, which claims that Ms. Sun died as a result of jumping off a building. Her family saw her body in Beijing. It was wrapped with white cloth except her arms, which were exposed and showed obvious scars from electric shocks.
2. [Nongan County, Jilin Province] Many Practitioners Arrested
Officials from the Nongan County Police Department and the Domestic Security Division, as well as from township and town police stations, carried out large-scale arrests on April 11, 2009. They seized more than 30 Falun Gong practitioners throughout Nongan County and coerced them to write guarantee statements. Fourteen practitioners were taken to the county custody center, and six practitioners were taken to the Heizuizi Forced Labor Camp in Changchun.
3. [Zunhua City, Hebei Province] Ms. Yan Xiuhua and Ms. Wang Zhongyan Arrested
59-year-old Ms. Yan Xiuhua and 41-year-old Ms. Wang Zhongyan from Zunhua City were reported to the police the evening of May 6, 2009 when the two women were distributing Falun Gong flyers in Pingdingshan City. Officials from the Zunhua City Domestic Security Division arrested them and ransacked their homes. They are currently in the Zunhua Custody Center. Ms. Wang has two young children who now have no one to take care of them.
4. [Shahe City, Hebei Province] Three Practitioners Arrested and Detained
Police arrested Ms. Hua Qin, Dong Cui, and Ms. Fang right before May 1, 2009. They are now in the Shahe City Detention Center. The police also arrested bank employee Ms. Bing Feng, another Shahe City native, around April 25, 2009. She is in the Xingtai Brainwashing Center.
Zhang Shemin, Shahe City 610 Office head: 86-13833959428
Zhang Zijun, deputy police chief in charge of persecuting Falun Gong: 86-13903196428
Wang Jianjun, National Security Division head: 86-319-8905888 (Office), 86-13503196699, 86-13315932966
5. [Baoding City, Hebei Province] Ms. Liu Lanrong Held at the Shijiazhuang Women's Forced Labor Camp
Officers from the Yangzhuang Township Police Station in the Nanshi District arrested 35-year-old Ms. Liu Lanrong from Yindingzhuang Village, Jinzhuang Township, Baoding City, on June 28, 2008. She was taken to the Shijiazhuang Women's Forced Labor Camp on July 15, 2008.
Ma Liya, East Jinzhuang Township deputy head, Beishi District, Baoding City: 86-13932289089
East Jinzhuang Police Station: 86-312-5023512
6. [Suining City, Sichuan Province] Mr. Zhang Mingcheng, Who was Arrested on April 24, 2009, and Taken to the Beigu Township Brainwashing Center, Released
7. [Jinghe County, Xinjiang Autonomous Region] Ms. Yue Qiuyu Taken to a Forced Labor Camp
The police arrested 45-year-old Ms. Yue Qiuyu from Tuotuo Township, Jinghe County, again in December 2008 and sentenced her to two years of forced labor, incarcerating her at the Wulumuqi Women's Forced Labor Camp.
Back in 2000, Ms. Yue was taken to Wulabo Women's Forced Labor Camp for two years because she went to Beijing to appeal. She was forced to undergo an abortion while she was detained.
Ms. Yue's husband was a temporary worker at the Jinghe County Railroad Bureau in Xinjiang Autonomous Region. He was fired simply because his wife practices Falun Gong.
8. [Bin County, Heilongjiang Province] Three Practitioners Arrested
Officers from the Shengli Street Police Station in Bin County arrested local residents Ms. Qiao Shuzhen, Ms. Yang Xiuqin, and Ms. Gu Yufan as they handed out Falun Gong pamphlets in the evening of May 8, 2009. They are being held at Bin County's No. 1 Detention Center.
9. [Jilin Province] Ms. Zhang Fengrong Held at the Yushu City Detention Center
Ms. Zhang Fengrong and Ms. Li Chunjie from Wukeshu Town, Yushu City, were reported on the evening of April 29, 2009, as they handed Falun Gong flyers to passersby in Xianfeng Township. Police officers including Wang Daolong arrested them. Ms. Li had a heart attack at the police station. The police let Ms. Zhang escort her to the Wukeshu Hospital. Ms. Zhang got out of the car and tried to get away on the way to the hospital, but the police caught up with her and arrested her again. Ms. Li returned home later that night.
Yan Chongjie, Yushu City Domestic Security Division deputy head, and a group of officials went to Ms. Li Chunjie's home on April 30, 2009. She was not home, so they went to Ms. Zhang Fengrong's home and found a copy of Zhuan Falun. They arrested her and held her at the Yushu City Detention Center.
Li Wu, Xianfeng Township Police Station head: 86-15904408770
Wang Daolong, regime monitor: 86-13756645575
10. [Qingdao City, Shandong Province] Mr. Wang Yuanshan Arrested
Jimo City police arrested Mr. Wang Yuanshan on May 6, 2009. They ransacked his rented home and took computers, printers, and other personal belongings.
11. [Fushun City, Liaoning Province] The Persecution of Ms. Wang Hongxia
Ms. Wang Hongxia's relative went to visit Wang Hongxia's husband at his home. The police, who had concealed themselves and were waiting outside the home, arrested the relative but later released him because he did not practice Falun Gong.
12. [Lingbao City, Henan Province] Mr. Zuo Xiaoguang Held at Shan County Detention Center
Mr. Zuo Xiaoguang from Chuankou Township, Lingbao City, 39 years old, is a chief engineer at the Mining Administration Bureau. Lingbo National Security agents arrested and detained him in August 2008 and savagely beat him twice. They transferred him to the Shan County Detention Center in September 2008.
Zuo Xiaoguang began practicing Falun Gong in 2002 and was fired for his belief. A private business eventually hired him.
13. [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Mr. Li Sanyuan Subjected to One Year of Forced Labor
The police arrested Mr. Li Sanyuan from Wuhan City at 11 a.m. on March 31, 2009. They also took his computer(s), mobile phone, and other personal belongings. It was learned that officials at Division 1 of Wuhan City Police Department are subjecting him to one year of forced labor without following any legal procedures or notifying his family.
14. [Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province] Nanjing City 610 Office Arrested Ms. Cai Qiaoyun and Took Her to a Brainwashing Center Where She Suffered a Stroke
Pan Shiqing, Qixia District 610 Office head in Nanjing City: 86-13305188768
15. [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Ms. Zhao Hongying and Ms. Lu Suyan Sentenced to Forced Labor
Ms. Zhao Hongying and Ms. Lu Suyan from Shijiazhuang City were held in a custody center for 15 days and later given a 15-month forced labor sentence. They are in the Hebei Province Women's Forced Labor Camp as of May 8, 2009.
Ms. Zhao has experienced many incidents of persecution. Her cousin, Ms. Li Xiumin, is now held at Hebei Province Women's Prison. Ms. Zhao had been taking care of her cousin's parents, who are now left to fend for themselves after Zhao Hongying was sent to a forced labor camp.
16. [Changyi City, Shandong Province] Ms. Xu Yinghua Subjected to Forced Labor
Ms. Xu Yinghua from Taipingji Village, Liutuan town, Changyi City, is around 22 years old. She was reported to the police on March 25, 2009, when she was handing out Falun Gong flyers in Liutuan Cotton Fabrics Mall on March 25, 2009. Patrol officers arrested and took her to the Domestic Security Division. They ransacked her home, held her at a detention center for one month, and then sentenced her to one year of forced labor. She has been at the Wangcun Forced Labor Camp since April 25, 2009.
17. [Zunhua City, Hebei Province] Mr. Fu Yuhe Arrested
Wang Kunyuan and other officers from the Zunhua City 610 Office and from the Domestic Security Division broke into Mr. Fu Yuhe's home the evening of April 15, 2009. They took his desktop computer and laptop computer and took him to a detention center.
18. [Anping County, Hebei Province] Ms. Gui Luan Arrested
Su Zhengxiang, Zhaihousi Village Party secretary, called the township police station at 9:00 a.m. on May 6, 2009, to report Ms. Gui Luan, who was explaining the facts about the Communist Party to people in Zhaihousi Village, Nanwangzhuang Town. The police arrived and arrested Ms. Gui and took her to the Anping County Detention Center.
Deng Xiaozheng, Nanwangzhuang Police Station head, affiliated with the Anping County Police Department: 86-13373188266
Sun Yihe, Anping County Police Department Domestic Security Division head: 86-13831808999