Latest News from China - July 27, 2005
1. [Shihezi City, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region] Falun Dafa Practitioner Ms. Liu Huijuan Sentenced to Three Years of Imprisonment
On December 5, 2004, personnel from the Shihezi City National Security Team arrested practitioner Ms. Liu Huijuan because they suspected that she distributed Falun Gong truth-clarifying materials at a supermarket. Later, Liu Huijuan was sentenced to three years of imprisonment.
2. [Jilin City, Jilin Province] She Zhilin Arrested for Clarifying the Truth at a Market
On July 23, 2005, police arrested practitioner Mr. Shi Zhilin, a farmer from Xiawazi Village, Erdao Township, Fengman District, Jilin City, Jilin Province when he was clarifying the truth about Falun Dafa at a market.
3. [Shanhaiguan City, Hebei Province] Police Arrest Practitioner Niu Yingjun
On July 12, 2005, when practitioner Ms. Niu Yingjun from Shanhaiguan City was working, a few policemen suddenly arrived and asked her to go with them to the police department. Niu Yingjun refused. A moment later, more policemen came and they forcibly took Niu Yingjun away. It was heard that personnel from the Qinhuangdao City 610 Office ransacked her home. They confiscated a computer, some truth-clarifying materials and copies of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party. They issued an arrest warrant for Niu Yingjun. Now she has been sent to Qinhuangdao City for detention.
4. [Xiangtan County, Hunan Province] Police Arrest the Luo Xiangjiang and His Wife Liu Fangping
On June 26, 2005, personnel from the Xiangtan County Police Department and from the Shitan Police Station arrested Mr. Luo Xiangjiang and his wife Mrs. Liu Fangping from Xiangtan County, Hunan Province. They are being held at the County Detention Center. Their 14-year-old son was left at home.
On the morning of June 26, 2005, when practitioner Liu Fangping was working at the Shitan Wankeyuan Supermarket of Shitan in Xiangtan County, about seven police officers headed by political head Chen from a local police station took Liu Fangping to the Shitan Police Station. Luo Xiangjiang was also taken there when having lunch at his parents-in-law's home. In the afternoon, more than ten policemen arrived in several police cars and forcibly took Liu back home. They forced her to open the door, and then they ransacked the couple's home. Employees of the County Cement Factory and Wankeyuan Supermarket witnessed everything.
5. [Hengshui City, Hebei Province] Ma Rong Has Been Detained for Two Months
Police arrested practitioner Ms. Ma Rong from her home in the downtown area of Jing County, Hengshui City, Hebei Province and put her into the Hengshui Detention Center two months ago. The police extorted over 20,000 yuan from her family, but she has not yet been released.
6. [Handan City, Hebei Province] Duan Xinyue Has Been on a Hunger Strike for Over Five Days in a Detention Center
Recently, personnel from Yongnian County Police Department arrested practitioner Duan Xinyue from Jize County, Handan City, Hebei Province and put him/her into a detention center. Duan Xinyue has been on a hunger strike for five days. Personnel from the Political and Security Section of the Yongnian Police Department always harrassed practitioners Zhao Chuanjie and Liu Haifeng, thus the two practitioners have to live in away from their homes to avoid being persecuted.
Some related phone numbers (Country code: 86, area code: 310. Do not dial area code before cell phone numbers):
Wang Baoshi, chief: 6816888 (office), 6822404 Ext. 222, 13963104169 (cell), 7023587 (home)
Chen Jushan, Political and Security Section chief: 6822404 Ext. 5832 (office), 13803200503 (cell)
Internal phone number: 6822404 Ext. 229610
7. [Fushun City, Liaoning Province] Personnel in the No. 1 Division of the Fushun Police Department Who Persecute Falun Gong Practitioners
Just after 5:00 a.m. on March 15, 2005, more than ten officers from the No. 1 Division of the Fushun City Police Department broke into a home and forcibly apprehended Mrs. Gai Xiuqin and Mr. Lu Guanglin (a married couple), Ms. Lin Guilan, Lu Yan, and Ms. Chen Guifeng. They confiscated all machines, papers, and 20,000 yuan in cash. Four policemen took turns beating Lu Yan. They hung Lu Yuan by her handcuffed wrists and shocked her with electric batons until she lost conciousness. Lu Yan was beaten so brutally that her hands were swollen and she had difficulty walking. On March 22, Lu Guanglin was sent to the Fushun City No. 1 Detention Center. The four other practitioners were sent to Fushun City Second Detention Center. The case has been handed over to the Shuncheng People's Court.
Practitioners Ms. Jia Naizhi, He Lizhong, and Ms. Liu Chengyan are being held at the No. 2 Detention Center. The Shenyang City Prison refused to admit the three practitioners because of their poor health and sent them back. The detention center authorities said they didn't have the authority to release those practitioners. Now Jia Naizhi has been tortured to an extremely dangerous state. She vomits anything she eats and relies on injections to survive.
One of the persons responsible for the persecution in the No. 1 Division of Fushun Police Department: Zheng Guanyong.
8. [Chongqing] Mi Xiaozheng Held at Hebei Province Brainwashing Center
Practitioner Ms. Mi Xiaozheng, about 26 years old, is a student from the class of 1998 at the Architecture and City Layout School on Campus B of Chongqing University. She was an excellent student and has been awarded several scholarships. Because she practiced Falun Gong, she was suspended from school in 2000. The school also threatened that she could not go back to school unless she gave up Falun Gong. Mi had to return to her hometown, Shijiazhuang City. For clarifying the truth about Falun Gong in her hometown in 2003, Ms. Mi Xiaozheng was sent to the capital brainwashing center in Hebei Province.
It was reported that Mi Xiaozheng was recently sent to the brainwashing center again. She is staging a hunger strike to protest the illegal detention and is extremely weak.
9. [Yishui County, Shandong Province] Kong Xianzhen and Xu Qingfang Sent to the Yishui County Detention Center
On the night of July 19, 2005, personnel from the Yangquan Management District at Yishui Town arrested practitioners Kong Xianzhen and Xu Qingfang from Xujiawa Village, Yishui Town, Yishui County, Shandong Province while they walked on the street at Tangjiazhuangzi Village. At 9:30 a.m. the following day, Wang Jianjun, an officer for the General Administration Office for Yishui Town, led a group of people and broke into the two practitioners' houses. They claimed they were policemen and forcibly searched the houses without a search warrant, but found nothing. The two practitioners are currently incarcerated at the Yishui County Detention Center.
On July 21, 2005 when Liu Haijun, a practitioner from Zhangqiu City, was clarifying the truth, policemen from the Zaoyuan Town Police Station arrested him/her. They ransacked his house and ruthlessly and repeatedly beat Liu Haijun. He is currently being incarcerated at the Zhangqiu City Detention Center.
Zaoyuan Town Police Station: 86-531-83651006