Latest News from China - July 15, 2005
- [Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Mr. Zhao Qingshan Tortured to Critical Condition
- [Mudanjiang City, Heilongjiang Province] Mother and Daughter Arrested while Delivering VCDs
- [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Five Local Practitioners Arrested for Dining Together
- [Beian City, Heilongjiang Province] Mr. Zhang Yunhui and Mr. Ge Guangsheng Arrested While Delivering Truth Clarification Materials
- [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Ms. Qian Youyun Has Been Detained for a Long Time
- [Fengcheng City, Liaoning Province] Mr. Jiao Lin Moved to Another Detention Center
- [Panjin City, Liaoning Province] 74-Year-Old Forced to Do Hard Labor
- [Songyuan City, Jilin Province] Ms. Yu Arrested at Home by Police Officers
- [Qindao City, Shandong Province] Five Practitioners Arrested
- [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Mrs. Zhu Jinlan Is Arrested
- [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Mr. Fan Mingxiang and His Wife Sentenced to Forced Labor Camp
- [Beijing City] Several Practitioners Arrested
- [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Mr. Xu Guoqing Arrested for Producing Truth Clarification Materials
- [Nanyang City, Henan Province] Mr. Yang Deqi Arrested Once Again
- [Qingyuan County, Liaoning Province] Ms. Li Yinghua Arrested and Taken to Brainwashing Session
- [Songyuan City, Jilin Province] Ms. Zhang Hongmei and Ms. Wang Liying Arrested While Delivering the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party
- [Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] Ms. Wu Dehong and Ms. Zhao Na Arrested While Delivering Truth Clarification Materials
1. [Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Mr. Zhao Qingshan Tortured to Critical Condition
Mr. Zhao Qingshan is a Falun Dafa practitioner from Harbin City. He was sentenced to 12 years in prison and is being detained at the Daqing Prison. He has been tortured so badly that he is unable to eat or talk. His family requested to bail him out for medical treatment, but the prison said a decision could be made only after a physical check-up at a local hospital.
2. [Mudanjiang City, Heilongjiang Province] Mother and Daughter Arrested while Delivering VCDs
Ms. Peng Yujie and her daughter Li Yanlin delivered VCDs and clarified the truth about Falun Dafa to people in the Xianfeng Community, Xian District, Mudanjiang City, on the afternoon of July 11, 2005. Police officers from the Xianfeng Police Station (correction: not the Nanjiang Police Station) arrested them. Police searched their home and detained them at the Xinlong Detention Center, Mudanjiang City.
Xianfeng Police Station: 86-453-6239112, head: 86-453-6260766
Xinlong Detention Center: 86-453-6282240
3. [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Five Local Practitioners Arrested for Dining Together
On May 10, 2005, Ms. Chan Lixin, her sister Chan Yimin, Xin Xiuli and two others dined at a restaurant close to the Changchun First Technical School and the Nanlin Stadium. Police officers from the Changchun City National Security Branch arrested them and sent them to the Guilin Road Police Station. The five were later sentenced to forced labor. On June 2, Ms. Chan Lixin and the other two practitioners showed signs of high blood pressure after being detained for 22 days. The forced labor camp refused to take them, and they were released.
So far, Ms. Chan Yimin, 40, and Ms. Xin Xiuli, who is in her 30s, are still being detained at the Heizuizi Forced Labor Camp in Changchun City. Ms. Chan Yimin was teaching fashion design classes at the First Technical School and was loved by students and teachers alike. Ms. Xin is the head of the teaching section and is well known for her noble personality.
Relevant phone numbers:
Gulin Road Police Station: 86-431-5643756, 5668327
Police officer: Chong
4. [Beian City, Heilongjiang Province] Mr. Zhang Yunhui and Mr. Ge Guangsheng Arrested While Delivering Truth Clarification Materials
Mr. Zhang and Mr. Ge are Falun Dafa practitioners from the Zhanhe Forestry Department in the Wudalianchi Tourist Area. Recently, they were arrested while distributing truth-clarifying materials. Now they are being detained at the Beian Farm Management Bureau Detention Center. Their family members and local police officers are not allowed to see them.
5. [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Ms. Qian Youyun Has Been Detained for a Long Time
Ms. Qian is around 40 years old. She was formerly an employee at the Jiangxia District Forage Company. In 1999 and 2000, she went to Beijing twice to appeal but was sentenced to three years in prison and detained at the Baofeng Road Prison in Wuhan City. In those three dark years, Ms. Qian smiled even when she was beaten and still said to people, "Falun Dafa is good."
On the evening of December 31, 2003, Ms. Qian was arrested while she was distributing truth clarification materials. Later she was sentenced to one and a half years in a forced labor camp. She has been detained in Unit 1 of Brigade 6 at the Hewan Forced Labor Camp. According to practitioners who were detained with her, Ms. Qin was suspended by her handcuffed wrists for a long time. Since she firmly refused to yield, she was deprived of sleep and has been tortured and closely monitored. Her term expires on July 17, 2005, but the Hewan Forced Labor Camp does not allow her family to visit her and is plotting with the 610 office to send her to a brainwashing session for further abuse.
Phone of the Brigade 6 of Hewan Camp: 86-27-85601054
On duty police officers for Unit 1: Hu Fang and Wu Liazheng (on duty on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays, but sometimes at meetings on Thursdays and not on duty)
6. [Fengcheng City, Liaoning Province] Mr. Jiao Lin Moved to Another Detention Center
Mr. Jiao Lin is a practitioner from Fengcheng City. He has been detained at the Weiningying Forced Labor Camp in Benxi City for about eight months. Even though he suffered tortures and abuses, he never yielded. According to recent information from inside the Weining Camp, in order to reform them, police officers have exchanged Jiao Nin and another practitioner with two practitioners at the Jinzhou Forced Labor Camp. Jiao Lin was very weak at the time of the exchange.
7. [Panjin City, Liaoning Province] 74-Year-Old Forced to Do Hard Labor
Mr. Ning Bo, 74, is a resident of Xiaolianggou Village, Xi'an Township, Dawa County. On May 19, 2004, he was arrested by head police officer Zhang Mingjiang and Gao Xianbao from the Xi'an Township Police Station. On the 20-kilometer trip to jail, police officers cruelly beat Ning Bo and caused him serious injury. Mr. Ning was sentenced to three years in prison. First he was sent to the Jinzhou Prison, then to the No. 1 Prison of Lingyuan City. On January 1, 2005, he was transferred to the Xinsheng Prison in Panjin City. Now Mr. Ning is being detained at Zone 10 of Brigade 1.
According to a reliable source, police officers forced Ning Bo to do general repair work. Two months ago Ning fell and hurt himself while working. His injury has not healed. He has been ordered to do internal cleaning work, and is not allowed to study Falun Dafa or do the exercises.
Relevant phones numbers and people:
Tang Minghai, head of the Educational Section, Xinsheng Prison
Wang Yanguang, contract police officer
Zhang Hongchao, police officer
On-duty office of Xinsheng Prison, 86-427-5637074
The jail zone #10 at Xinsheng Prison, 86-427-5630001
8. [Songyuan City, Jilin Province] Ms. Yu Arrested at Home by Police Officers
At about 2:00 p.m. on July 13, 2005, police officers He Dajun, and Gao Xinde from the Hongquan Township Police Station, Qianguo County, Songyuan City, along with police officers from Qinguo County Police department arrested Ms. Yu Xiuli from her home. Ms. Yu is a practitioner from Jianshanzi Village, Hongquan Township. At about 7:00 p.m., Ms. Yu was detained in the Qianguo County Detention Center.
Hongquan Township Police Station: 86-438-2380027
Qianguo County Detention Center: 86-438-2103713
9. [Qindao City, Shandong Province] Five Practitioners Arrested
At about 8:00 p.m. on July 11, 2005, police officers led by the head of the Xiagezhuang Township Police Station in Laixi City, police instructor Liu Bin, and deputy head Liu Yongzhi came in two police vans to Qugezhuang Village in Xiagezhuang Township. Officers encircled Li Xiumei's home and broke in. At the time Li Xiumei, Li Yulian, Zhang Shumei, and Wang Shuhua (all from Qugezhuang Village) and Zhang Weixing (from Shuangshan Village) were sharing experiences. Police searched all of their homes. Their current whereabouts are unknown.
Relevant units and persons responsible:
Xiagezhuang Township Police Station:
Liu Bin, instructor: 86-532-88495541 (Home), 86-13791808099 (Cell)
Liu Yongzhi, deputy head: 86-532-88456793 (Home), 86-13706487321 (Cell)
Shen Tao, head of the Laixi City Political and Security Section: 86-532-88483613 extension 8654 (Office), 86-532-88483613 extension 7387 (Home), 86-137993229166 (Cell)
Wang Jianzhi, head of the Laixi City 610 Office: 86-53288478816 (Office), 86-532-88483613 extension 7099 (Home), 86-13954287766 (Cell)
10. [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Mrs. Zhu Jinlan Is Arrested
In early July 2005, Mrs. Zhu clarified the truth about Falun Dafa in the vicinity of Hewan Forced Labor Camp. Later, she was arrested by police officer Wu Shaohua from the Houhuxiang Police Station and the security officer of the Xinchun Village. Her current location is unknown.
Houhu Township Police Station: 86-27-82910186, 86-27-82910176
Mrs. Zhu's husband: 86-27-65609183
11. [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Mr. Fan Mingxiang and His Wife Sentenced to Forced Labor Camp
On the morning of June 8, 2005, police officer Zhai Changsen led a group of police officers to the office of the Changchun Industrial University where they hoped to arrest Mr. Fan Xiangmin. Fan's colleague tried to stop the arrest, but failed. The police also searched Mr. Fan's home and arrested his wife. At the police station, police officers interrogated Mr. Fan for 48 hours without offering any food or allowing him any sleep. They claimed that if Mr. Fan would reveal just one practitioner's name, he would be released. Mr. Fan refused to cooperate. Later both the husband and wife were sentenced to one year in a forced labor camp. Since Fan's wife showed symptoms of serious illness, the forced labor camp refused to take her.
At the Chaoyanggou Forced Labor Camp in Changchun City, police officers slapped Mr. Fan's face and tortured him by handcuffing and shackling him. During a visit, one of Mr. Fan's family members saw that his face was bleeding.
12. [Beijing City] Several Practitioners Arrested
On July 11, 2005, police officers searched practitioner Ms. Yang Xiulan's home. They confiscated a notebook PC and two printers and arrested Ms. Yang and another practitioner, Li Shufa from Badalin Township, Yanqing County. Ms. Li's home was also searched.
On July 13, 2005, three senior practitioners at the No. 1 community area of Nancaiyuan were arrested and their homes were searched. They include Ms. Wang Chunlan from Street No. 1, Ms. Wang Xiuqin, a retired teacher from Street No. 2, and Ms. Wang, age 69, from Street No. 3.
In another incident, it has been learned that Ms. Lu Fengzhen, 59, from Xiangyin Village, Xiangyin Township, has been sentenced to two years in a forced labor camp. Ms. Lu was arrested on June 17, 2005, by police officers from Yanqing County.
13. [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Mr. Xu Guoqing Arrested for Producing Truth Clarification Materials
At noon on July 14, 2005, scores of police officers arrived in over ten cars and broke into Mr. Xu's home. They arrested him for producing truth clarification materials. The police officers were from the First Department of the Wuhan City Police Bureau.
14. [Nanyang City, Henan Province] Mr. Yang Deqi Arrested Once Again
On the evening of June 4, 2005, Mr. Yang Deqi was arrested by police officers from the Tanghe County Police Department and detained at the Tanghe County Detention Center. One month later, he was transferred to the Nanyang City Detention Center. Mr. Yang's wife and several other practitioners were also arrested but were released one month later. Police claimed that they would send him to a forced labor camp.
Mr. Yang Deqi was detained at the Henan Province No. 3 Forced Labor Camp in Xuchang City for two years. He has two school-aged children and elderly parents.
15. [Qingyuan County, Liaoning Province] Ms. Li Yinghua Arrested and Taken to Brainwashing Session
Ms. Li Yinghua is a teacher at the Kanyuangou Primary School in Wandianzi Township. On June 15, 2005, she was arrested and taken to the Luotaishanzhuang Brainwashing Session at Fushun City.
Since mid-May 2005, Sun Zhongxiao, Hong Zhaocheng, the Chinese Communist Party Secretary and director of the Qingyuan County Education Committee, Chen Bo, and Liu Jie, head and CCP Secretary of the Wandianzi Township School, together with the head of the Kanyuangou Primary School Zhang Bo badgered Ms. Li into writing a guarantee statement promising to stop practicing Falun Dafa. If she did not write the statement her salary would be reduced to 300 yuan per month and she would not be allowed to teach. They then lied to the students in her class, saying that Ms. Li did not want to teach the students, hoping to get the students to persuade their teacher to give up the practice.
16. [Songyuan City, Jilin Province] Ms. Zhang Hongmei and Ms. Wang Liying Arrested While Delivering the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party
In early June 2005, Ms. Zhang and Ms. Wang from the Ningjiang District in Songyuan City were arrested by police officers from the Ningjiang District Police Brigade. They are being detained at the Songyuan City Detention Center.
17. [Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] Ms. Wu Dehong and Ms. Zhao Na Arrested While Delivering Truth Clarification Materials
Ms. Wu and Ms. Zhao are residents of the Yaotou community in the Haizhu District of Guangzhou City. On the evening of July 9, 2005, they were arrested and detained while delivering truth clarification materials. On July 11, police officers brought them to their homes for searches.