State Protection Brigade Officials in Xinji City, Hebei Province, Arrest and Extort Money from Practitioners around the Chinese New Year
(Clearwisdom.net) On January 16, 2006, at 11:50 a.m., Police Officer Zhao from the State Protection Brigade of Xinji City, Hebei Province, and Deputy-director Ren from Tianjiazhuang Village Police Station hired six to seven youths to kidnap Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Liu Haiqiang from Dongzhangkou Village. Police Officer Geng Chao said that if Mr. Liu didn't pay the fine and write a Repentance Statement, they would send him to the brainwashing center in Shijiazhuang City, the capital of Hebei Province.
When Mr. Liu Haiqiang tried to stop them from ransacking his house, the hired youths beat him. They forced Mr. Liu into the police vehicle.
Someone who knew the police and the youth gang saw what was going on and demanded to know, "What are you doing?" One of the police officers said, "It is going to be the Chinese New Year soon. We just want to extort some money for drinks."
When Mr. Liu's brother immediately went to the police station to demand the release of his brother, Geng Chao threatened, "If you continue to bother us, I will arrest you, too."
The Falun Dafa practitioners in Xinji City are persecuted very severely. According to available statistics, more than 10 people have been illegally sentenced, more than 40 people sent to the forced labor camp, more than 200 people taken to brainwashing, and many more people have been forced to pay "fines." Since the persecution began, Geng Chao, the head of the State Protection Brigade of Xinji City, has confiscated the homes of practitioners and robbed and extorted money from them. He has persecuted, arrested, and sent them to forced labor camps. Many practitioners have become destitute and homeless and their families torn apart. Many have lost their lives.
Telephone Numbers: Area Code 0311
The Main Switchboard of Xinji City Police Bureau: 3221072,3223241,3221203
Zhao Shuhua, Deputy-Chief of Police Bureau in charge of the persecution: 3224939 (home)
Geng Chao, head of the State Protection Brigade
Unit 2, Building 10, Hengsheng Section, Xinji City, Hebei Province
Telephone: 83280196 (home)
January 29, 2006