Yang Yinghai has been a police officer at the State Security Division of the Police Sub-department in Muping District, Yantai City, Shandong Province, since 2003. In persecuting Falun Gong practitioners, he has ignored China's constitution and laws.

According to incomplete statistics, in the past two and a half years, over 40 practitioners have been arrested, and their homes were illegally ransacked. Several practitioners' homes were ransacked multiple times, and their Falun Gong books, recorders, VCDs, cell phones, telephones, computers and daily utilities were confiscated. The police also extorted money from several practitioners and severely assaulted one practitioner. Around 15 practitioners have been "illegally sentenced," and one has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

In the fall of 2004, Yang Yinghai forced several teenage students, who also practice Falun Gong, from Dajiao High School in the Muping District to write a guarantee statement to stop practicing Falun Gong. Afterwards, he arrested and detained these young practitioners' family members who practice Falun Gong. Four were illegally sentenced to prison and one was forced to become homeless in order to avoid further persecution.

A practitioner over 50 years old was persecuted by the local 610 Office in Muping. He was also fired from his workplace in 2002 because he practices Falun Gong. This caused his family great financial hardship.

In August of 2005, abiding by China's present legal practices, this practitioner went to give a statement in Muping District Court to ask for legal assistance. The judge, however, ordered him to withdraw his case. When the practitioner refused to do so, the police from the Muping State Security Division showed up in court, illegally arrested him, and sent him to a brainwashing center. The practitioner was later released because he had high blood pressure.

Recently, Yang Yinghai led a few police officers to try to arrest this practitioner again. With support from other practitioners, however, the police officers' persecution attempt failed.

On August 15, 2005, six practitioners, including Sun Houlian, Sun Houxian, and Wang Dejiang, were arrested from Gaoling Town. Wang Dejiang was critically injured from the beatings. Sun Houlian and Sun Houxian were illegally sentenced to prison.

In early September 2005, 60-year-old practitioner Mr. Qiu, from a village in Gaoling Town, Muping District, was arrested at home. At the detention center, because he continued to practice Falun Gong and went on a hunger strike to protest the unjust persecution, he was sentenced to prison.

Practitioner Ms. He Lingdi from the Muping District and another female practitioner over 50 years ago were secretly arrested. For almost a month, their whereabouts were unknown. They have been sentenced to prison.

Due to Yang Yinghai's illegal conduct, more than a dozen families have been destroyed, many practitioners have been forced to leave home and become homeless, and innocent children of Falun Gong practitioners are threatened. He should be investigated by the World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong.

Contact information of the perpetrators in Muping District:

Muping District 610 Office: 86-535-4253610

Yu Mingsi, Vice Secretary of Politics and Law Committee of Chinese Communist Party and Director of Muping District 610 Office: 86-535-4253786 (home), 86-13606381909 (cell)

Li Xiangdong, Director of Police Sub-department: 86-535-4764108 (Li Xiangdong's duty office)

Yang Yinghai, Police of State Security Division of Police Sub-department: 86-535-4228520 (home), 86-13863801960 (cell)

Zhu Jiangguo, Police of State Security Division of Police Sub-department: 86-535-4312188 (home)

Liu Xinwei, Police of State Security Division of Police Sub-department

Police Station of Gaoling Town: 86-535-4722006 (office)

Note: Falun Gong practitioner Cong Ri E (female, 53 years old, from Shuangshantun of Gaoling Town, Muping District) was beaten to death in the Gaoling Town Police Station in November 2000.