Additional Persecution News from China - May 3, 2009 (20 Reports)
(Clearwisdom.net) Today's news from China includes incidents of persecution that took place in 19 cities and counties in 12 provinces. In this report, 9 practitioners were subjected to mistreatment during their detention and at least 23 practitioners were illegally arrested.
1. [Benxi City, Liaoning Province] Mr. Li Yi Arrested
At around 3:00 p.m. on April 24, 2009, Mr. Li Yi from Benxi City was arrested at Zhongxin Primary School by the police from the Benxi City National Security Division. His home was ransacked and his laptop was confiscated. Now Mr. Li is being held at a detention center.
2. [Liaoyuan City, Jilin Province] Ms. Sun Shiyun Arrested
Ms. Sun Shiyun from Liaoyuan City was arrested on April 27, 2009, and is being held at a detention center.
3. [Qiqihar City, Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Cui Xianlan and Ms. Bi Guilan Being Persecuted
Ms. Cui Xianglan and Ms. Bi Guilan from Yi'an County, Qiqihar City, were reported by the people in the local community on the morning of April 30, 2009. They were then arrested by the 610 Office police. Their homes were ransacked and all of their Falun Dafa books were taken away.
4. [Shanghai] Ms. Li Guifang Arrested
On April 24, 2009, 53-year-old Ms. Li Guifang, who lived on the first floor of 5/76 Wuyuan Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai City, was tricked into going to the local police station and arrested. She was held at the Xuhui District Detention Center. Her home was ransacked and Falun Dafa books and a computer were confiscated.
On October 21 2008, Ms. Li Guifang was arrested at home by officers from the Baoshan Police Department in Shanghai and was released on bail for medical treatment after having been detained for 30 days.
5. [Jinan City, Shandong Province] Mr. Zhang Xingwu Not Allowed to Appeal
Professor Zhang Xingwu from Jinan City was sentenced to seven years on April 21, 2009. His lawyer rushed to Jinan and went through the appeal procedures within the allowed ten days. However, Wang Limin, the presiding judge of the Shizhong District Court, put up innumerable obstacles and refused to accept the appeal application put forward by Mr. Zhang's lawyer.
Mr. Zhang's wife, Liu Pinjie, had been followed by unknown people.
Xie Yajie, President of the Shizhong District Court, Jinan City: 86-531-89873578, 86-13854161977
Wang Limin, Presiding Judge and Deputy President of the Criminal Court: 86-531-8256-7176
Shao, President of the Register Court, Shizhong District Court, Jinan City: 86-531-82567150
6. [Bingzhou City, Shandong Province] Ms. Wang Zhen Arrested
Ms. Wang Zhen was arrested while distributing truth-clarification materials.
7. [Changyi City, Shandong Province] Ms. Wang Faying Being Extorted
Ms. Wang Faying from Changyi City was arrested by officers from the Duchang Police Station, Changyi City, in the evening on April 20, 2009, while telling people about Dafa. She was arrested and taken to the Duchang Police Station. She released around midnight after her family had had 5,000 yuan extorted from them.
8. [Juye County, Shandong Province] Mr. Ning Zhiqun Being Sentenced
Mr. Ning Zhiqun, 48 years old, is a practitioner from Juye County. At 8:00 p.m. on December 3, 2007, Pang Xin and other police officers from the Juye County National Security Division ransacked his home and took away a family computer, a printer, informational materials about Falun Gong, and all his Falun Dafa books and arrested Mr. Ning. On December 7, they also arrested Mr. Ning's wife. She was released four days later after the police extorted 3,000 yuan from her family.
On December 21, 2007, the Juye County Procuratorate approved the application of Mr. Ning's arrest and he was detained at the Juye Detention Center.
On November 4, 2008, the Juye County Court sentenced Mr. Ning Zhiqun to 7 years in prison. On November 18, he was escorted to Tai'an Prison, Shandong Province.
Chen Lei and Ren Weidong, Juye Procuratorate: 86-530-3012829
9. [Shenzhou City, Hebei Province] Mr. Zhang Ruifeng and Ms. Liu Landuo Sentenced
Among a dozen practitioners arrested on March 1, 2009, Mr. Zhang Ruifeng was sentenced to one year and nine months of forced labor and Ms. Liu Landuo was sentenced to one year and three months. They were taken to the Hengshui City Detention Center and Shijiazhuang Women's Forced Labor Camp respectively.
10. [Renqiu City, Hebei Province] Ms. Luo Cuiying Arrested
In the evening on April 27, 2009, Ms. Luo Cuiying from Public Affairs of the Huaibei Oil Field, Renqiu City was reported while explaining the facts and then arrested by the police from the Renqiu National Security Division and taken to the Renqiu Detention Center.
Head of the National Security Division, Renqiu City Police Department: 86-15603170001
Cui Hongzhuang, Renqiu City 610 Office: 86-13603276158
Renqiu City Police Department: 86-317-2222130
11. [Shahe City, Hebei Province] Practitioners' Home Ransacked and Family Member Died of Shock
At around 9:00 p.m. on April 13, 2009, a group of policemen forced their way into the home of Mr. Li Yuxiang and Ms. Liu Ronghua from the Shahe City Mining Construction Company. Disregarding the shock and fear they were causing their 70-year-old mother, the police ransacked the home and confiscated a computer and a printer as well as some personal belongings. As a result, the two practitioners dared not to return home to avoid being arrested. Their mother was rushed to a hospital owing to the shock and fear. She died in the hospital in less than two hours.
Wang Jianguo, Secretary of the City Party Committee: 86-13483981111
Xing Qunying, Secretary of the City Political and Judiciary Committee and Head of the City Police Department: 86-13831930099, 86-319-8925801
Wang Jianjun, Head of the Shehe City National Security Division: 86-319-8625807,
12. [Anyang City, Henan Province] Ms. Li Fuqin Arrested
Ms. Li Fuqin, 54 years old, from Wenfeng District, Anyang City, is retired from Wenfeng District Combustion Adjuvant Factory in Anyang City. In the afternoon on April 29, 2009, a group of policemen from the Wenfeng District National Security Division broke into Ms. Li Fuqin's home. They confiscated a computer and took Ms. Li to the Anyang City Detention Center. Now her handicapped husband, her nearly 80-year-old mother, and two sons are left unattended at home.
13. [Jiujiang City, Jiangxi Province] Mr. Liu Aihua Arrested
At the end of April 2009, Mr. Liu Aihua, an employee of Jiujiang City Power Supply Bureau, was reported while distributing Falun Gong materials and arrested by officers from the Lunan Police Station. He is being detained at the Jiujiang City Detention Center.
14. [Suining City, Sichuan Province] Mr. Zhang Mingcheng Arrested
Mr. Zhang Mingcheng from Fenshui Township, Anju District, Suining City, was arrested at home on April 24, 2009 by officers from Fenshui Township Police Station. He is being held at the Beigu Township Brainwashing Center.
Fenshui Township Police Station: 86-825-8556110
Huang Yongwen, Deputy Head of the Police Station: 86-13882594884
15. [Wuyishan City, Fujian Province] Mr. Zhang Hongzhang Arrested
On April 30, 2009, Mr. Zhang Hongzhang from Wuyishan City was arrested by officers from Nanping City and Wuyishan City Police departments and his home was ransacked.
16. [Chengdu City,. Sichuan Province] Mr. Xie Deqing and His Wife Arrested
At around 11:00 a.m. on April 29, 2009, the Gaoxin District Court of Chengdu City put Mr. Chen Changyuan from Chongqing City on trial. Mr. Xie Deqing from Chengdu Hydraulic Power Design Institute and his wife, Ms. Yu Qinfang, were arrested outside the Gaoxin District Court.
17. [Baiyin City, Gansu Province] Mr. Hou Xingzhong and Other Practitioners Arrested
At 4:00 p.m. on April 24, 2009, officers from the Baiyin City National Security Division, Baiyin District Police Sub-department, and Silonglu Police Station, in a coordinated effort, arrested eight practitioners including Mr. Hou Xingzhong, Ms. Wang Hui, Mr. Wang Xiaocai, and Mr. Cui Youlin. They ransacked Mr. Hou Xingzhong's home and took away his family's computer. They also sabotaged another truth-clarification materials production site. In the evening, two practitioners were released and the remaining six were taken to the Jingyuan Detention Center.
18. [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Ms. Yan Fuxiang Arrested
On April 27, Ms. Yan Fuxiang from Wuhan City was arrested while clarifying the facts and detained at the Yangyuan Brainwashing Center.
19. [Yuxi City, Yunnan Province] Ms. Xu Liangfen and Ms. Zhang Jinzhi Arrested
At the end of April 2009, Ms. Xu Liangfen and Ms. Zhang Jinzhi from Xinping County, Yuxi City, were reported while clarifying the truth and arrested.
20. [Kunming, Yunnan Province] Ms. Guan Hongfen Arrested
Ms. Guan Hongfeng from the Kunming Iron And Steel Complex in Kunming City, was arrested at home at around 2:00 p.m. on February 26, 2009. She was held at the Anning Detention Center and sentenced to two years of forced labor on March 26, 2009.