Additional Persecution News from China June 24, 2006 (13 Reports)
1. [Dengta City, Liaoning Province] Practitioners Mr. Tang Zongming and His Sister Ms. Tang Juan Tortured
Mr. Tang Zongming, 63, is a practitioner who lives in Huanniubozi Area, Huazi District, Dengta City in Liaoning Province. On April 29, 2006, police broke into Mr. Tang Zongmings home to ransack it and discovered Falun Dafa materials. Police immediately took him to the Dengta City Detention Center and he was illegally held there for half a month. He has since been transferred to the Guanai Brainwashing Center of Liaoning Province.
Ms. Tang Juan, 53, is a practitioner from Shenyang City. She is the younger sister of Mr. Tang Zongming. Because of what happened to Mr. Tang Zongming, her home was also ransacked. On June 3, 2006, when she went to ask for the things confiscated from Mr. Tang Zongmings home, she was arrested by police officers from the Heping District Police Department of Shenyang City. She is currently being held in the Shenyang City Detention Center.
2. [Beijing City] Many Practitioners from Zhangzuo Village Arrested
On June 20, 2006, many practitioners from Zhangzuo Village, Jinhaihu Town, Pinggu District of Beijing City were illegally arrested. Prior to this, another practitioner was arrested.
3. [Leshan City, Sichuan Province] A Partial List of Practitioners Arrested Since 2005
Practitioner Ms. Wang Zhengmo, 55, worked in the Leshan City Leather Company. On August 15, 2005, when she was distributing truth-clarification materials in the Leshan City Honghui Hospital, she was reported by the security guard. She was arrested and illegally sentenced to three years of imprisonment. She is currently being held in the Yangmahe Womens Prison of Jianyang City.
Practitioner Ms. Lin Lisha, 51, was arrested in the middle of October 2005 when she was clarifying the truth at the Shizhong District Court. She was sentenced to five years of imprisonment. She is currently being held in the Yangmahe Womens Prison of Jianyang City.
Practitioner Ms. Zhu Chengying, 55, is a retired worker from the Leshan City 605 Factory. She was arrested in the factory on August 24, 2005 and was sentenced to ten years of imprisonment.
Practitioner Ms. Chen Wenai, 59, was repeatedly arrested and is currently sentenced to six years of imprisonment.
Practitioner Mr. Lu Dongyun was arrested on June 30, 2003, when he was out of town in an attempt to avoid being arrested.
Practitioner Mr. Li Guorong, an elementary teacher at the Leshan City Baiyang Elementary School, was arrested at about 10:00 a.m. on December 28, 2005, when he was clarifying the truth about Falun Dafa to the teachers. He was sentenced to one and a half years of imprisonment.
Practitioner Ms. Song Chunzhi, 52, was arrested at her home by the local 610 Office on March 4, 2006 and was sentenced to one year of forced labor.
Practitioner Ms. Gong Xiuying, 64, was arrested at home in June 2005 and was sentenced to five years of imprisonment.
Practitioner Ms. Zhang Xiaorong was arrested and sentenced to four years of imprisonment.
Practitioner Mr. Chen Anjun, 32, was arrested and has been sentenced to long-term imprisonment.
Practitioner Mr. Ding Zhiqing, 62, used to live in the City Peoples Hospitals residential buildings. On June 17, 2006, he was arrested when he was distributing truth-clarification materials in Mount Emei.
Practitioner Ms. Zhang Yujie, 54, is a retired worker from the Leshan City 605 Factory. She was repeatedly arrested and she is now missing.
4. [Shanghai City] Practitioner Ms. Wang Huidi and Ms. Zhang Xiuying Arrested
On June 12, practitioners Ms. Wang Huidi and Ms. Zhang Xiuying were arrested after their homes were ransacked. Both practitioners are currently being held in the Yangpu District Detention Center.
5. [Hebei Province] Practitioner Mr. Zhang Huiguang Severely Tortured in the Ninth Division of the Hebei Province No. 4 Prison
This year the Hebei Province No. 4 Prison has been escalating the forced "transformation" of Falun Dafa practitioners. Practitioner Mr. Zhang Huiguang was designated as the main target of persecution by the prison, simply because he wrote a letter of appeal in the prison in order to ask for his release due to his innocence (when Mr. Zhang was sentenced, neither he nor his family members saw the sentencing documents). Between February 2005 and October 2005, he was tortured until he became incontinent. This year, because Mr. Zhang protested the persecution by going on a hunger strike, he was force-fed with two tubes, instead of one. Those who came out of the prison said that Mr. Zhang was brutally tortured.
Relevant phone numbers:
Main switchboard of the Hebei Province No. 4 Prison: 86-311-87751912, 86-311-87775174 and 86-311-87723356
Visitation Office of the Prison Administration Section: 86-311-87777264
Warden, Xiao Feng (male): 86-311-87751830 (Office), 86-311-83826601 (Home)
Deputy warden, Wei Wensheng (male): 86-311-87718069 (Office), 86-311-83810877 (Office)
Chief of the Brainwashing Center, Wang Guobin (male): 86-311-87751912 ext.6260 (Office), 86-311-87751912 ext.6290
6. [Rongcheng City, Shandong Province] Two Falun Dafa Practitioners Arrested
On the evening of May 12, 2006, two practitioners from Hushang Town, Rongcheng City in Shandong Province were distributing and posting truth-clarification fliers and were reported and subsequently arrested by the Huangshan Police Station. They were also reported to the State Security Division of the Rongcheng City Police Department.
7. [Tianjin City] Many Practitioners Arrested at Workplaces or Homes
On June 20, 2006, many Falun Dafa practitioners from Tianjin City were arrested at their workplaces or homes. Below are some of the details.
1). Practitioner Ms. Wang Changhong, 24, lives at Room No. 6 of Tongdong Lane of Nankai District. At 8:00 a.m. on June 20, 2006, she went to work and later disappeared, not returning home at night.
At 9:00 a.m., police from the Tianjin City Police Department and the Changhong Street Police Station went to the home of practitioner Ms. Zhou Chengmin (she is the mother of Ms. Wang Changhong) to ransack the home. After police found some Falun Dafa books and truth-clarification materials, Ms. Zhou was forcibly taken away. One police officer filmed the entire process.
Meanwhile, practitioner Ms. Zhang from Hebei District, 71, happened to be visiting Ms. Zhou Chengmin, and was carrying some truth-clarification materials. After being interrogated by the police, she was also forcibly taken away.
2). Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Yang Xiuying lives in the No. 21 Building of the Dongjiangjingjing Garden Area of Nankai District. On the morning of June 20, 2006, she was forcibly taken away by police officers from the Xianyanglu Police Station, after they ransacked her home.
3). Practitioner Ms. Pang Fengmei, a doctor from the Red Cross Hospital of the Hongqiao District, was taken away by several police officers on the morning of June 20, 2006. In the afternoon of the same day, police went to her home with a warrant and ransacked it. Confiscated items include truth-clarification materials, printers and computers.
4). Police went to ransack practitioner Ms. Duan Jinguis home in Hongqiao District. Ms. Duan refused to open the door. Now her home and phone are being monitored. Police also went to the workplace of practitioner Ms. Zhang Ying, Ms. Duans daughter, to harass her.
5). Reportedly, police cut the phone line of a practitioner with the surname of Duan from the Beichen District and attempted to arrest the practitioner. Detailed information is not known.
6). On the same day, at about 9:00 a.m., twenty police officers broke into practitioner Ms. Dongs home located on Lijin Road of Dongli District and arrested seven Falun Dafa practitioners.
Relevant phone numbers:
Hongqiao Police Department: 86-22-27323400, 86-22-27731538, 86-22-27323626
Director: Li Jianxin (male)
Police officer from the Changhong Street Police Station, Li Jianjun (male): 86-13389089662 (Cell) (this is the police officer who works at the district where Ms. Zhou Chengmin lives)
Phone number of the Changhong Street Police Station: 86-22-27581170, 86-22-27585702
8. [Heilongjiang Province] The Persecution Experience of Mr. Lu Jun and Other Practitioners
On November 14, 2004, the Laozuoshan Gold Mine Police Department in Heilongjiang Province arrested Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Lu Jun and took him to the police department. Without following any legal procedure, the police took Mr. Lu to the Jiansanjiang Agriculture Management Bureau and the Qixing Farm Brainwashing Center and forcibly held him there. Mr. Lu Jun walked away with righteous thoughts and has since left home to avoid being arrested.
At the same time, the Laozuoshan Gold Mine Police Department colluded with the Beixing Farm Police Department to repeatedly harass practitioner Mr. Yan Shubin and ransack his home, forcing Mr. Yan Shubin and practitioner Ms. Qi Xiuchun to leave home.
In September 2005, the Beixing Farm Department illegally arrested Mr. Yan Shubin in Shandong Province and held him in the Beixing Farm Detention Center. Mr. Yan was tortured until his body was extremely weak before he was finally released home. After he had only recovered a little bit at home, he was illegally taken to the Suihua Forced Labor Camp where he is being tortured.
Police have also been attempting to arrest practitioner Ms. Cheng Guixiang, forcing Ms. Cheng to leave home in order to avoid being arrested.
Relevant phone numbers:
Director of the Laozuoshan Gold Mine Police Department, Lu Ziting (male): 86-464-8863168 (Home), 86-464-8860818 (Office), 86-13946534210 (Cell)
Deputy director, Zhang Chunhua (female): 86-464-8861000 (Home), 86-13846401000 (Cell)
Political and Judicial Committee member, Zhou Shengjun (male): 86-464-8860699 (Home), 86-464-8866985 (Office), 86-13304677607 (Cell)
The CCP Secretary of the Political and Judicial Committee, Yang Jingping (male): 86-464-8860477 (Home), 86-464-8868898 (Office), 86-13946520578 (Cell)
9. [Chicheng County, Hebei Province] Ms. Chen Haiyan and Two Other Practitioners Arrested
At a little past 11:00 a.m. on June 21 2006, three Falun Dafa practitioners, including Ms. Chen Haiyan and Ms. Guo Ruihong from Chicheng County in Hebei Province, were clarifying the truth about Falun Dafa at a construction field. They were arrested by police officers including Ma Sheng (male) from the Chengguan Police Station of the Chicheng County Police Department. At about 12:30 p.m., police officers, including Ma Sheng, went to ransack Ms. Chen Haiyans home and confiscated Falun Dafa books including Zhuan Falun and some truth-clarification materials. Ms. Chen Haiyan and other practitioners are currently on a hunger strike to oppose the persecution.
Relevant phone numbers:
The Deputy Chief of the Chengguan Police Station, Ma Sheng (male): 86-13933991968 (Cell)
The Chicheng County 610 Office: 86-313-6312456
The Chicheng County Police Department Main Switchboard: 86-313-6317888
The Director of the Police Department, Gao Jianjun (male): 86-313-6312385, 86-13603130316 (Cell)
The Chengguan Police Station: 86-313-6312693
10. [Raoyang County, Hebei Province] Practitioner Ms. Han Yueqing Arrested at Home
Four police officers from the Chengzhen Town Police Station of the Raoyang County Police Department broke into practitioner Ms. Han Yueqings home at 9:00 p.m. on May 11, 2006. As soon as they entered the room, they asked Ms. Han, "Will you still practice Falun Dafa?" Ms. Han Yueqing replied, "Yes." The police officers then ransacked the home and confiscated several Falun Dafa books. They took Ms. Han Yueqing to the police department and Ms. Han has since been held there.
Relevant phone numbers:
Office of the Magistrate: 86-318-7237866
Police Department: 86-318-7221766
CCP secretary of the Raoyang County Political and Judicial Committee, Lu Jiwu (male): 86-13909187788 (Cell)
610 Office, Cui Shaoqing (male): 13932810791 (Cell)
Police officer in the Police Department in charge of persecution of Falun Gong, Gao Jianxi (male): 86-318-7227878, 86-13582681566 (Cell)
11. [Liaoning Province] Exposure of the Crimes of Prison Guards in Dabei Womens Prison of Shenyang City
In the Dabei Womens Prison of Shenyang City, prison guards force Falun Dafa practitioners to make clothes from 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. every day. After the work is over, they force practitioners to take some handwork such as paper folding or stick gluing back to the dorm and force them to continue to work until after 12:00 a.m. At the beginning of this year, a teacher from the Shenyang Middle School in her fifties went on a hunger strike to protest the persecution. She was tortured by being held alone for twenty days and was sent to hospital for emergency treatment. She was hospitalized for more than twenty days.
12. [Pingdu City, Shandong Province] Supplementary Information on the Arrest of Practitioner Ms. Guo Chengju
At 6:30 a.m. on March 15, 2006, police officer Guo (male) from the Xiandian Police Station led a group of people to break into practitioner Ms. Guo Chengjus home and forcibly took her to the Pingdu City 610 Office Brainwashing Center where she was tortured. Ms. Guo was tortured in the Brainwashing Center for eighteen days and had two thousand yuan extorted from her before she was released.
Practitioner Ms. Wang Suzhen lived in Shuangmiao Village and worked in the Xiangdian Street Residential Office. At 9:30 p.m. on February 17, 2006, she was forcibly arrested at her home and taken to the Xiangdian Police Station. Police extorted five thousand yuan from her before she was released.
13. [Yichang City, Hubei Province] Supplementary Information on the Arrest of Practitioner Ms. Xiang Wenlan
Recently, practitioner Ms. Xiang Wenlan from Yiling District of Yichang City in Hubei Province was forcibly arrested by the Director of the Yiling District 610 Office, Gong Binhua (male), and police officers from the Xiaoxita Police Station. Ms. Xiang is currently being held in the Xiaoxita Detention Center.
Relevant phone numbers:
Xiaoxita Police Station: 86-717-7821533
610 Office: 86-717-7838655
Director of the 610 Office: Gong Binhua (male)