Latest News from China - October 16, 2005
1. [Wendeng, Shandong Province] Three Practitioners Arrested
On September 27 and 28, 2005, officers from the Wendeng City 610 Office and the Songcun Police Station arrested practitioners Mr. Du Kesong from Shihuiyao Village (Songcun Town, Wendeng City), Ms. Yu Zhenghong from Ciqian Village, and Mr. Lin Jixiao from Dachuang Village. It is unknown where Mr. Du Kesong is imprisoned.
Ms. Yu Zhenghong went on a hunger strike during the detention period to the point that she became very weak. She was sent to a hospital where it was determined that her life was in danger. On October 10, Ms. Yu was sent home in a car. Mr. Lin Jixiao went on a hunger strike for half a month and his life is now in jeopardy as well.
2. [Shanghai] Mr. Lin Mingli, Brother of Mr. Lin Shenli, Arrested for the Fifth Time
The Shanghai Putuo District police illegally arrested Dafa practitioner Mr. Lin Mingli, younger brother of Canadian Falun Gong practitioner, Mr. Lin Shenli. This is the fifth time that Lin Mingli has been illegally arrested since the persecution started on July 20, 1999.
Lin Mingli, 48 years old, lived on Anyuan Rd., Putuo District, Shanghai. Around 11:30 p.m. on October 9, 2005, the Shanghai Putuo police deceived Lin Mingli into going downstairs, whereupon they illegally arrested him. Now Mr. Lin is imprisoned in the Shanghai Putuo District Detention Center.
The first time Lin Mingli was arrested was in December 1999. He had gone to the Beijing Appeals Bureau to appeal for the right to practice Falun Dafa, but the police escorted him back to Shanghai and illegally imprisoned him.
One day before the Chinese New Year, the Shanghai police arrested Lin Mingli again and charged him with "sabotaging legal practice." He was illegally imprisoned for a month because of this groundless crime. The police also confiscated Mr. Lin's personal items from his home.
In January 2001, the police forced Lin Mingli to go to the Shanghai Legal School (a brainwashing center) in Qingpu, Shanghai. Mr. Lin refused to cooperate while there, so the police illegally extended his sentence by three months. Lin Mingli was released on April 19. This was the third time that Mr. Lin was illegally imprisoned.
Only four days after being released, Lin Mingli was unlawfully arrested near a pay phone. One year after Mr. Lin disappeared, his wife received written notification that her husband had been "sentenced to a forced labor camp." Lin Mingli was charged with "disturbing social order" and sentenced to two years in the labor camp. He was first imprisoned in the Falun Gong Special Managing Middle Team in the Shanghai City First Forced Labor Camp in Dafeng, Jiangsu Province. His brother Lin Shenli was also tortured at this site and was rescued and brought to Canada in February 2002. Later Lin Mingli was transferred to another middle team for forced labor reform. In March 2002, Mr. Lin and other practitioners were transferred to the Third Male Forced Labor Camp in Qingpu District, Shanghai, where the torture was continued. During this period, Lin Mingli went on a hunger strike to protest his illegal arrest and the maltreatment and torture he experienced in the camp. While he was incarcerated, Mr. Lin was force-fed, which punctured his esophagus. He couldn't eat or drink anything for a long time after that. Mr. Lin was released from the camp on March 26, 2003, with the power of his righteous thoughts.
The Shanghai Putuo District Public Safety Bureau: 86-21-62441195; address: No. 39, Puxiong Rd., Zip code: 200063.
Putuo District Detention Center: 86-21-52916834, 86-21-62241220; address: No. 125, Fucun Rd., Shanghai, zip code: 200063.
Legal Division of the Shanghai Putuo District Public Safety Bureau: 86-21-62442976; Director: Cheng Zheng.
3. [Huludao, Liaoning Province] Police Arrest Mr. Li Yong
On October 15, 2005, police arrested Dafa practitioner Mr. Li Yong, 30 years old, from Huludao City.
Assistant Secretary of the Huludao City Political and Legal Commission: 86-429-3113758, 86-429-3128682, 86-429-3113497 (Office)
Head of the 610 Office, Chen Pizhi: 86-429-3122622 (Office), 86-13009299719 (Cell)
Deputy Director of the 610 Office, Liang Chengdong: 86-429-8231192 (Office), 86-429-3112662 (Home)
Office of the Secretary of Lianshan District Political and Legal Commission: 86-429-2124839, 86-429-2122227
4. [An'guo, Hebei Province] Ms. Meng Pingfen and Ms. Yang Liying Arrested
In October 2005, practitioner Ms. Meng Pingfen from An'guo City was arrested and sent to the Qingyuan Brainwashing Center. Practitioner Ms. Yang Liying, a retired teacher from Guanyintang, was arrested at 2 p.m. on October 14, 2005.
5. [Liaoning Province] Ms. Wan Xiulan Arrested
On October 7, 2005, the police arrested Ms. Wan Xiulan, retired from the Provincial Commission Party School, while she was distributing truth-clarifying materials in Kaiyuan. The police confiscated her personal belongings from her house on the morning of October 8. Ms. Wan is over 60 years old. She lived on Tiantan 1st Street in Dongling District. It is unknown where she is imprisoned.
6. [Liaoning Province] Several People from Shenyang Agricultural University Arrested
In mid-August 2005, a group of questionable people broke into practitioner Chai's (first name unknown) apartment. Chai was a teacher living at the Agricultural University. These people stole Chai's computer, VCR, Falun Dafa books, and truth-clarification materials. Chai is now homeless.
In mid-August, a group of special agents secretly arrested practitioner Mr. Chang Xueqian while he was working at the Agricultural University in Shenyang City. The agents harassed Mr. Chang's wife to prevent her from releasing information about her husband's arrest. We learned that Chang Xueqian was illegally sentenced to two years and is currently imprisoned in the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp.
In late October 2005, a group of special agents arrested practitioner Gong (first name unknown), a teacher from the Agricultural University, in Shenyang City. Just as in the preceding case, Gong's relatives dare not reveal details about the arrest.
Secretary of the Liaoning Provincial Commission: 86-24-2386700
Secretary: 86-24-23860530 (Office), 86-24-23128526, 86-24-86858909 (Home)
Assistant Secretary: 86-24-86906566
Secretary: 86-24-86909686 (Office), 86-24-8290000003 (Home)
Political Legal Commission: 86-24-23865280 (Office), 86-24-22865588 (Home)
7. [Jiutai City, Jilin Province] Ms. Wang Yanqin Arrested
At the end of November 2004, six police officers from the Special Trial Second Division of the Jiutai City Public Safety Bureau arrested Dafa practitioner Ms. Wang Yanqin. Ms. Wang is currently imprisoned and being tortured in the Changchun City Third Detention Center.
8. [Chifeng, Inner Mongolia] Ms. Zheng Hua Arrested
Around October 10, 2005 the 610 Office arrested Ms. Zheng Hua, from Songshan District, and tortured her in the Chifeng City Brainwashing Center.
9. [Dandong, Liaoning Province] Mr. Diao Youyi Arrested
The Nantong City Public Safety Bureau illegally arrested practitioner Mr. Diao Youyi, from Dandong City, Liaoning Province, while he was clarifying the truth in Nantong City, Jiangsu Province. In June 2005, Mr. Diao was illegally imprisoned in the Nantong City Detention Center.
10. [Beijing] Ms. He Zhiying Imprisoned in the Zhaoyang District Detention Center
Police arrested practitioner Ms. He Zhiying (about 50 years old) on October 9, 2005, while she was distributing truth-clarifying materials in Zhongguan Village. She is now imprisoned in the Zhaoyang District Detention Center in Beijing.
Liu Daodong, Deputy Director and Assistant Secretary of the Shijingshan District Commission and Political Legal Commission: 86-10-68863812
11. [Shangqiu, Henan Province] Mr. Ma Jun and Others Arrested
On the afternoon of October 12, 2005, four officers from the Shangqiu City Public Safety Bureau in Henan Province arrested practitioner Mr. Ma Jun and imprisoned him in Suiyang District. Also, Mr. Zhang Jun and his wife (both practitioners) were arrested and imprisoned individually in Suiyang District and Liangyuan District.
Those that participated in the persecution include:
Li Li, Head of the City 610 Office: 86-13608409199 (Cell)
Xu Fangjun, Deputy Head of the City 610 Office: 86-13837010788 (Cell)
Dong Liang, Head of the Suiyang District National Security Brigade: 86-13837016870 (Cell)
12. [Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Zhang Xiuke Persecuted in the Wuchang Brainwashing Center
Practitioner Ms. Zhang Xiuke is a native of Harbin, and a teacher at the 215 School in Nan'gang District, Harbin City. In early October, Ms. Zhang applied to the school to withdraw her membership from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). A few days later, the Nan'gang District 610 Office talked to her about the withdrawal. On October 13, Director Song, Division Head Zhang, Division Head Wang, and Secretary Wang Zhaofu from the 610 Office, plus the 215 School Principal Nie Yuzhi sent Zhang Xiuke to the Wuchang Brainwashing Center where she was tortured.
13. [Tianjin] Ms. Feng Shuzhen from Xiaohaidi, Hexi District, Tianjin City, Arrested
Ms. Feng Shuzhen, who lived in Room 201, building 35, Huashan, Xiaohaidi, Hexi District, Tianjin City, was arrested on the night of October 13, 2005, for distributing truth-clarifying materials. Around 12 a.m. on October 14, household items were confiscated from Ms. Feng's home.
14. [Wuyi, Zhejiang Province] Ms. Li Liangcui Taken to Jinhua Brainwashing Center, Her Husband Zhou Lianghua Sentenced to Prison
Ms. Li Liangcui from Wuyi was arrested and taken to the Jinhua Brainwashing Center around October 11, 2005.
Ms. Li is currently the most severely tortured practitioner in Wuyi. Her husband, Mr. Zhou Lianghua, was arrested in May 2005 and later sentenced to three years in prison and imprisoned in Hangzhou. Because of the arrests, Ms. Li and Mr. Zhou's 7- or 8-year-old child was left alone at with no one to take care of him/her.
One of the people responsible for the couple's arrest is Liu Binjing, Director of the Wuyi County 610 Office: 86-579-7663053, 86-13705892938 (Cell)
15. [Chongqing] Mr. Liu Shurong from Longshui Town, Dazu County Arrested
On September 25, 2005, several police officers arrested practitioner Mr. Liu Shurong, a retired teacher from Longshui Town, Dazu County, at his home.
16. [Shandong Province] Wang Weiguo from Shengli Petroleum Company Arrested
The police illegally imprisoned Ms. Dong Qiuju in a private prison in the company's storage and transportation area during the night of September 29, 2005. The police told Ms. Dong's husband, Qiao, that in order for the police to release Ms. Dong, he would have to pay a fine and reveal the names of other Falun Gong practitioners. Qiao, eager to save his wife, named Wang Weiguo. Mr. Wang was arrested on October 15 simply because he was Dong Qiuju's acquaintance.
17. [Wuhan, Hubei Province] Ms. Liu Yingchao Arrested
Ms. Liu Yingchao, 50 years old, was returning home from shopping on the morning of October 11, 2005. The police arrested Ms. Liu in the downstairs hallway of her building and took her to the brainwashing center in Gongren Village, Qingshan District, Wuhan City. The Street Police and Residential Commission participated in the brainwashing and torture of Ms. Liu.
18. [Jilin City, Jilin Province] Ms. Zhu Yan Arrested
On October 12, 2005, practitioner Ms. Zhu Yan from Gangjiao Town, Jilin City, was arrested in Fengguang.
19. [Tianjin City] Ms. Han Zhijin Sent to Banqiao Forced Labor Camp
On August 27, 2005, Ms. Han Zhijin, from Yangliuqing, Tianjin City, 58 years old, left home and went to Duliu to post truth-clarification notices. The police arrested her on her way home. Ms. Han was sent to the Jinghai Detention Center on the same day and imprisoned for a month. She was then sent to the Banqiao Forced Labor Camp on October 8 to serve a term of a year and three months.
Qin Xianghua, Director of the Duliu Police Station: 86-13803069989 (Cell)
Liu Fengming, Deputy Director of the Jinghai Public Safety Bureau: 86-13820208818 (Cell)
20. [Shanghai] Police Arrest Ms. Zhang Qin in Minxing District
Ms. Zhang Qin from Shanghai was sentenced to four years in prison simply because she practiced Falun Gong. She was imprisoned in the Tilanqiao Prison in Shanghai until January 2005. On October 7, the police arrested Ms. Zhang in Minxing District because she was clarifying the truth about Falun Gong to the public. She is currently imprisoned in the Minxing District Detention Center. Zhang Qin's mother is paralyzed and her father is in his 80s. Now there is no one left to take care of Ms. Zhang's parents.
21. [Wuhan, Hubei Province] The Situation of Ms. Li Changli
Ms. Li Changli used to participate in the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in the Caidian District Brainwashing Center in Wuhan, Hubei Province. Ms. Li later realized that Falun Dafa was good and she started the practice in 2002.
In 2004, Li Changli's husband said that the police arrested Ms. Li while she was distributing truth-clarifying materials on the street. She was sentenced to 18 months in a forced labor camp. Now, Li Changli is illegally imprisoned in the 6th Team of the Hewan Forced Labor Camp in Wuhan City.
Phone number of the Hewan Forced Labor Camp: 86-27-85601054