Latest News from China - October 17, 2005
1. [Nanchang County, Jiangxi Province] Personnel from the Nanchang County National Security Team Arrest Eleven Falun Gong Practitioners
On October 12, 2005, eleven practitioners from Nanchang County were gathered at a practitioner's home holding a group discussion when someone reported them to the police. At around 3:20 p.m., personnel from the Nanchang County National Security Team arrested them, put them into several police cars and sent them to the Nanchang County Detention Center. In the evening, personnel from the Liantang Police Station, the Nanlian Road Police Station and from the Youlan Police Station went to the eleven practitioners' homes and ransacked them. Policemen who participated in the arrest include Fan Xiaogang and a policeman surnamed Yuan from the National Security Team.
The arrested practitioners include Hu Mitao, Chen Yulian, Gong Juru, Zhou Yuxiu, Peng Jumei, Li Gendi, Zhang and Xiong Guoying.
Telephone numbers of some of the responsible personnel:
Fan Xiaogang from National Security Team: 86-791-5738680.
2. [Jiyuan City, Henan Province] Yuan Shengjun Sentenced to Six Years of Imprisonment
On September 22, 2005, practitioner Yuan Shengjun from Jiyuan City was secretly sentenced in Jiyuan City. During the process, the court had riot squad officers surrounding the court. Fifteen days later Yuan Shengjun was sentenced to six years of imprisonment. His family members are appealing to the Jiyuan City Intermediate Court.
3. [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Five Practitioners from Dalian City Arrested
At around 6:40 p.m. on October 13, 2005, three practitioners including Yang Benliang and Bai Cheng took a taxi. When they got out of the taxi, three people rushed out from a black car that had followed them and took Yang Benliang and Bai Cheng away. The other practitioner managed to escape.
That same day, practitioners Zhao Xue, Lu Kaili and Yang Chunling were arrested by personnel who were staked out downstairs.
4. [Fushun City, Liaoning Province] Wang Xiaoming Sent to the Luotaishangzhuang Brainwashing Center
At around 11:00 a.m. on October 14, 2005, personnel from the Yongling Town Police Station collaborated with police from the Fushun City National Security Team. They secretly arrested practitioner Wang Xiaoming, who works for the Laocheng Tourist District Police Station, Yongling Town, Xinbin County. Wang Xiaoming has been sent to the Luotaishangzhuang Brainwashing Center in Fushun City.
Telephone number for the Yongling Town Police Station, Xinbin County: 86-413-5154329.
5. [Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Guan Yinfeng Arrested
On September 24, 2005, practitioner Ms. Guan Yinfeng was arrested. She lives in the residential building affiliated with the Daqing Petro-Engineering Institute. The arrest happened after she was followed on her way to a print shop for bookbinding. At present she is being held at the Daqing City Detention Center.
Persons and unit responsible for the case: (Country code: 86, Area code: 459. Please do not dial area code before a cell phone number.)
1. Daqing City Development District Police Department
Liu Shengping, Chief: 6292818 (office), 6381333 (home),
Yu Xiaolei, Political Head: 6293566 (office), 6382068 (home)
2. Daqing City Detention Center
Du Zhenjiang, director: 4616098 (office), 4667179 (home), 13936726888 (cell)
Bai Yunshan, political head: 4616090 (office), 6256942 (home), 13059043155 (cell)
6. [Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Persecution against Practitioners Cao Shuxia, Yuan Mi and Jia Xianjun in the Daqing City Detention Center
Practitioner Ms. Cao Shuxia, 39, lives in the Technology Garden, the Rang District, Daqing City. She is currently being held in Cell 408 in the No. 4 Division of the Daqing City Detention Center.
On September 23, 2005, Cao Shuxia was taken to the Daqing City Detention Center. She was forced to sit in a metal chair in the interrogation area for an entire night, and was then continuously interrogated for 24 hours without sleep. At around 7:00 a.m. on October 2 she was interrogated again and police deprived of her of sleep for yet another 24 hours. Once she closed her eyes, police poked at her eyes with a broom handle, making her eyes turn red. She was not permitted to tend to her personal hygiene, and she was tortured to virtual unconsciousness. Ms. Cao has been on a hunger strike to protest. The responsible unit for her case is the Ranghu Road Police Station.
On September 24, 2005, the police followed and arrested practitioner Ms. Yuan Mi and ransacked her home, then put her into the Daqing City Detention Center. They continuously interrogated her for five days for the source of the Falun Dafa truth-clarifying materials. She was forced to sit on a metal chair and was deprived of sleep and food. Her head was covered with a black plastic bag, and the perpetrators blew cigarette smoke into the bag. She almost had a mental collapse from the torture. Police who interrogated her included an officer surnamed Tao from the City National Security Bureau and a section chief surnamed Yang from the City Police Department. The responsible unit for her case is the Huizhan Police Station.
Practitioner Ms. Jia Xianjun is now being held in Room 407, the No. 4 Division of the City Detention Center. She has been on a hunger strike to protest.
Ms. Li Junmi is being held in Room 408, the No. 4 Division of the City Detention Center. The responsible unit for her case is the Donghu Police Station.
Related responsible units and persons (Country code: 86, Area code: 459. Please do not dial area code before a cell phone number.):
1. Ranghu Road Police Station:
Song Baifeng, director: 6131839 (Home), 13329504002 (Cell)
Yu Baogui, political head: 6292668 (Home), 13914592668 (Cell)
2. Huizhan Police Station
Zuo Benshu, chief: 6680566 (Home), 13329501009 (Cell)
Zhang Min, political head: 6283507 (Home), 13329500031 (Cell)
3. Donghu Police Station
Yan Shanming, chief: 4631261 (Home), 13039859999 (Cell)
Sun Guangfan, political head: 6683330 (Home), 13329502016 (Cell)
4. Daqing City Detention Center
Du Zhenjiang, warden: 4616098 (Office), 4667179 (Home), 13936726888 (Cell)
7. [Acheng City, Heilongjiang Province] Liu Zhimin Holds a Hunger Strike to Protest Four-Year Prison Sentence
Practitioner Mr. Liu Zhimin from Acheng City was arrested on May 26, 2005 and has so far been held for over four months. In early September he was put on trial at the City Court. On September 22 he received the verdict, pronouncing a four-year prison sentence. Liu Zhimin then decided to stage a hunger strike to protest. He has so far been on this hunger strike for nine days. He is in critical condition.
When his family found out that Liu Zhimin was on a hunger strike, they came to the detention center to visit him. His parents worried a lot when they saw how extremely weak Liu Zhiming was. In order to get him released, his parents submitted an appeal to the court before October 1. After October 1, they talked several times with Han Yang, who is in charge of the case, but Han Yang apparently was trying to shirk the responsibility. They also talked with Wu Da, an officer of the 610 Office, but he also did not offer any help.
Phone number of related units (Country code 86. Area code: 451. Please do not dial area code before a cell phone number.):
Acheng City 610 Office:
Wang Xiaoguang, head: 53734388 (home), 13904664895 (cell), 53720170 (office), 53760501 (office)
Wu Da, deputy head: 53720170 (office)
8. [Shangqiu City, Henan Province] Ma Jun Arrested and Home Ransacked
Practitioner Ms. Ma Jun from Shangqiu City, Henan Province was recently arrested. Police ransacked her home and confiscated her home ownership certificate and a computer. Ma Jun has been held in the Suiyang District for five days so far.
9. [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Cheng Hua Arrested for Clarifying the Truth about Falun Dafa
Practitioner Cheng Hua from Dalian City lives near the Sanba Square in the Zhongshan District. At 7:15 a.m. on October 3, 2005, Cheng Hua was arrested for clarifying the truth about Falun Gong at a trolley bus stop near the square. Cheng Hua is being held in the Dalian City Yaojia Detention Center. Prior to that, Ms. Cheng Hua had been held in the City Forced Labor Camp for about two and a half years before being released last winter.
10. [Jining City, Shandong Province] Niu Aizhen and Ningning, Mother and Daughter, Arrested When Clarifying the Truth
During the evening of September 30, 2005, mother and daughter practitioners Niu Aizhen and Ningning were arrested when clarifying the truth.
11. [Nanzhao County, Henan Province] Li Xingcheng Still Being Held at the Nanzhao County Detention Center in Henan Province
On June 8, 2005, personnel from the Yunyang Police Station arrested practitioner Mr. Li Xingcheng. He is currently being held at the Nanzhao County Detention Center. The County 610 Office came to the Donghuayuan School many times to obtain false evidence in order to charge him. The case has now been transferred from the County Police Department to the Procurator Department. His family requested Li's release, but police refused that request and their request to visit him.
Yu Yongming, Political Section chief of the Nanzhao County Procurator Department, Henan Province: 86-377-37720102
12. [Shandong Province] Tang Lihua Sentenced to One Year of Incarceration at the Wangcun Forced Labor Camp in Shandong Province for Clarifying the Truth
Ms. Tang Lihua, 56, is a resident of the Huayuan Community in the Weifang City Development District in Shandong Province. On July 20, 2005, plainclothes agents arrested her when she was clarifying the truth at Zhaozhuangji in the Development District. She was sent to the Changyi Detention Center. On August 10, Tang Lihua was sentenced to one year of forced labor at the Shandong Province Wangcun Forced Labor Camp.
13. [Suixi County, Guangdong Province] Suixi County 610 Office Personnel Put Ms. Chen Xueying and Ms. Bai Zhen into a Forced Labor Camp
In the middle of July 2005, personnel from the Suixi County 610 Office and several policemen suddenly besieged 60-year-old practitioner Ms. Chen Xueying's house, arrested her and confiscated some Dafa books. Chen Xueying was sentenced to two years of forced labor in August. She is currently being detained at the Sanshui Forced Labor Camp.
At 10:00 p.m. on July 28, the same people arrested 50-year-old practitioner Ms. Bai Zhen. They confiscated some Dafa books and 1,000 yuan, and in August, Bai was sentenced to one year and nine months of forced labor. Because her blood pressure was extremely high when she was sent to the Sanshui Forced Labor Camp, she was transferred to the Zhanjiang Brainwashing Center for further persecution.
14. [Gucheng County, Hebei Province] Persecution of Zhang Xia and Wang Jianping
On October 12, 2005, policemen Shao Li, Zhai Hongjun and Chen Haiying arrested practitioners Wang Jianping and Ms. Zhang Xia, who is in her 40s, from Gucheng County, Hebei Province. They put Wang Jianping into the County Detention Center and Zhang Xia into the County Police Department. On October 14, when Shao Li interrogated Zhang Xia at his office, Zhang Xia fell from the second floor. Her face was injured and she had fractures in multiple places. One day later she was sent to the county hospital. No one takes care of her except for a hospital custodian who bought food for her. The details are under investigation.
Note: Zhang Xia was arrested when she worked at Wang Jianping's house.
Personnel from the Political and Security Section, the Gucheng County Police Department (Country code: 86. Area code: 318. Please do not dial area code before a cell phone number.):
Shao Li: 13903181639 (Cell)
Zhai Hongjun: 5637669 (Home)
Gucheng County Political and Judiciary Committee: 5322965
Gucheng County Police Department: 5322269
Gucheng County Detention Center: 5321032
15. [Liangshan State, Sichuan Province] Local National Security Personnel Arrest Eight Falun Gong Practitioners
It was reported that on May 26, 2005, He Xianqun, Mao Kaiming, Lu Zhengguo and five other practitioners from Liangshan State went to Leibo County to clarify the truth. National Security Team policemen arrested them, and they have been detained ever since. Their cases have been reported to the county's court.
16. [Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Zheng Hongjun and Li Yequan Tortured by Force-Feeding
On September 23, 2005 practitioner Zheng Hongjun and Li Yequan from Daqing City were arrested and are currently being detained at the Daqing City Forced Labor Camp.
They went on a hunger strike between September 23 and October 16 to protest the persecution. According to a guard at the forced labor camp, the two practitioners were force-fed every day during their hunger strikes. Their windpipes were severely injured, and their lives are in peril. The witness said that the brutal force-feeding was excruciating. He worried that the practitioners might die at the forced labor camp.