(Clearwisdom.net) Dafa practitioners Mr. Wang Xiaodong, Mr.Yang Dong, Ms. Gao Yalu and Ms. Sun Shufang, residents of Chifeng City in Inner Mongolia, were arrested by local police on November 22, 2005. They are being held at the Songshan District Detention Center in Chifeng City. More details are being investigated.

Around 10:00 a.m. on November 22, 2005, two officers from the Songshan District Police Department in Chifeng City arrested Dafa practitioner Wang Xiaodong in the street. Around 6:00 p.m. the same day, the police broke into the home of practitioners Yang Dong and his wife Gao Yalu, and also practitioner Sun Shufang's home, and arrested all three of them.

Between August 2005 and November 2005, the police in Chifeng City have been continuously arresting Dafa practitioners.

Practitioner Mr. Wang Xiaodong, 29 years old, lived at the family dormitory of the Erdong Street Environmental Sanitation Office in Hongshan District, Chifeng City. Before 1999, he worked at Hongshan District Procuratorate. In September 1999, he went to Beijing to appeal on behalf of Falun Dafa and was illegally sentenced to one year of forced labor. He persisted in his belief in Truth-Compassion-Forbearance, and his sentence was extended four times for a total of ten months. During the detention, Wang Xiaodong held a hunger strike and was force-fed. His term was extended by three months. During the time he was held at Tumuji Labor Camp, Wang Xiaodong was shocked with electric batons, and his term was extended another three times for seven additional months. He had lost his job by the time he went home and the local authorities constantly harassed him. He left home in order to make a living, but the police arrested him.

Yang Dong lived at Division 6 in Yazihe, the Songshan District. He was twice sentenced to forced labor for refusing to renounce Falun Dafa. He was first held at the Chifeng Forced Labor Camp for one year and then at the Tumuji Forced Labor Camp for two years. He was savagely tortured at the Tumuji Forced Labor Camp. He was cruelly beaten, handcuffed, detained in solitary confinement and was not allowed to sleep for 17 days. After he returned home in February 2003, the police harassed him at his home many times. In order to provide for his family, Yang Dong worked as a miner. The police went into the coal mine and arrested Yang Dong. They sent Yang Dong to brainwashing. Yang Dong owned a copy shop before he was sent to the labor camp for the first time. In December 2001, the police claimed that Yang Dong's wife, Gao Yalu, was printing truth clarification materials and they arrested her. They took two copying machines, two computers, one printer, and one express printer. They also fined Yang Dong's family 3,000 yuan without issuing a receipt. Yang Dong's family lost their source of income and are now struggling to make ends meet.

Songshan District Detention Center: 86-476-8070806
Xu Guofeng: head of National Security Division of Songshan Police Department in Chifeng City, 86-476-8441502 ext. 2041(Office), 86-13848995333 (Cell)
Brainwashing center: 86-476-8421672
Members of Chifeng City 610 Office
Wang Jinshan: head of Chifeng City Police Department, head of Chifeng City "610 Office", 86-476-8337060 (Office), 8215693 (Home), 86-13327150680 (Cell)
Yang Chunyue: deputy head of Chifeng City Police Department, deputy head of "610 Office", 86-476-8339595 (Office), 86-13904766288(Cell), 8350999(Home)
Chifeng City Police Department
Main switchboard: 86-476-8335632
Zhen Guisheng: head of Chifeng City Police Department, 86-476-8333152 (Office), 86-13704768000(Cell)
Hang Guilin: secretary of Chifeng City CCP Committee, 86-476-8368699(Office), 8369088 (Home), 86-13948689966(Cell)
Xu Guoyuan: mayor of Chifeng City, 86-476-8330088 (Office), 8226099(Home), 86-13604760099(Cell)