Additional Persecution News from China - November 24, 2007 (42 Reports)
(Clearwisdom.net) Today's News from China includes incidents of persecution that took place in 23 cities or counties in 19 provinces. In this report, 24 practitioners were subjected to mistreatment during their detention and at least 1903practitioners were illegally arrested.
1. [Jinan City, Shandong Province] Practitioner Ms. Wang Xiaoran Unlawfully Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison
It has been learned that Ms. Wang Xiaoran, who had been unlawfully detained at the Jinan City Detention Center for over four months for clarifying the truth about Falun Dafa, was sentenced to eight years in prison by the Criminal Division of the Lixia District Court last week. Prior to Ms. Wang's sentence, practitioners Ms. Cheng Shuxiang and Ms. Du Shufeng were unlawfully sentenced to four years and three and a half years in prison by the Tianqiao District Court.
2. [Liaoning Province] Mr. Lang Qingsheng and Mr. Zhang Qinggui Face More Years of Imprisonment
In October 2007, Mr. Lang Qingsheng and Mr. Zhang Qinggui, who had been persecuted in the Benxi Forced Labor Institute in Liaoning Province, were secretly taken back to Donggang City, Liaoning Province. The Donggang City Court and Procuratorate are planning to significantly extend the two practitioners' terms.
On February 9, 2007, Mr. Lang and Mr. Zhang were taken into custody by officers of the Dadong Police Department in Donggang City. They were sentenced to two years of forced labor after undergoing severe beatings. In the Benxi Forced Labor Institute, they had been placed under "strict control" around the clock. They have been deprived of sleep for weeks. Guards and other designated persons tried to coerce the Mr. Lang and Mr. Zhang to "transform."
Donggang City Political and Judicial Committee: 86-415-7147104
Office of President of Donggang City Court: 86-415-7125677
Chief Procurator of Donggang City Procuratorate: 86-415-7123526
3. [Wei County, Hebei Province] Ms. Yang Suping Taken into Custody
At around 8:00 a.m. on November 12, 2007, police in Wei County forced their way into practitioner Ms. Yang Suping's home and took her into custody.
4. [Yueyang City, Hunan Province] Ms. Wang Huaizhu Taken into Custody
Practitioner Ms. Wang Huazhu was taken into custody while she was distributing truth clarification materials in the Jinye Residential Community. Ms. Wang is being held at the Luowang Police Station.
Wu Kaijian (male), director of Luowang Police Station: 86-13907303818
Lu Ran (male), political instructor of the police station: 86-13975005559
Xu Bin (male), deputy director of the police station: 86-13789008088
5. [Qingzhou City, Shandong Province] Mr. Lu Qingde Unlawfully Sent to Forced Labor Camp; His Wife Ms. Ji Dexiang Taken to Brainwashing Center
On September 20, 2007, practitioners Mr. Lu Qingde and his wife, Ms. Ji Dexiang, were taken into custody. Ms. Ji was released on October 20. On November 8, she was arrested again and taken to a brainwashing center in Weifang City, Shandong Province. On October 23, Mr. Lu was taken to the Wangcun Forced Labor Camp to serve one year of forced labor.
The is the second time Mr. Lu Qingde has been taken to a forced labor camp. He had previously been held at the Changle Forced Labor Camp for three years.
6. [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Falun Gong Practitioner Ms. Shen Juxian Taken into Custody in the Street
At around 9:00 a.m. on November 8, 2007, Ms. Shen Juxian and two other practitioners were clarifying the truth about Falun Dafa. The police grabbed Ms. Shen's bag and truth clarification materials and took her to the Qingshan Town Police Station. At around 4:00 p.m. the officers, claiming they were going to take her home, forced their way into her home. They confiscated Falun Dafa books and a portrait of Falun Gong's founder.
Qingshan Town Police Station: 86-27-86512507
7. [Kunming City, Yunnan Province] Situation of Over Thirty Practitioners Taken into Custody in Dapuji Area
One afternoon in mid-October 2007, over thirty practitioners in Kunming City, Yunnan Province went to a hill in a park for group study and sharing. Officers of the Dapuji Police Station took them to the police station for interrogation. The police subsequently searched the practitioners' homes. Most of the practitioners returned home the same night; however, some of them were taken to a brainwashing session held by the Guandu District officials. Some have been asked to report to the security section of their work units before they leave for home so their itinerary is always on file.
8. [Chongqing] Practitioner Mr. Lai Yuanchang Taken into Custody
Mr. Lai Yuanchang, in his sixties, is a practitioner in Jiangjin District, Chongqing. On November 9, 2007, Mr. Lai was taken into custody while he was distributing truth clarification materials in Hekou Village in Jiangjin District. He is being held at the Jiangjin District Detention Center in Chongqing.
9. [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Mr. Zhang Weijie Faces Forced Labor Term
On the afternoon of November 13, 2007, officials of the Jiang'an District 610 Office, under the instruction of the Wuhan City 610 Office, arrived at the Chenjiaji Brainwashing Center in Jiang'an District. The officials tried to force Mr. Zhang Weijie to sign the paperwork of his forced labor sentence. Mr. Zhang firmly refused to sign his name.
On March 21, 2007, Mr. Zhang Weijie was taken into custody on his way to work by members of the Wuhan City 610 Office and officers of the Wuhan City Police Department. He has been held at the Chenjiaji Brainwashing Center for over seven months. The evil officials have tried everything to mentally and physically abuse him in an attempt to "transform" him. Mr. Zhang has resisted all of these attempts.
Deng Bin (male), director of Wuhan City 610 Office: 86-13317199999 (Cell), 86-27-82402906 (Office)
Hu Shaobin (male), director of Wuhan City 610 Office: 86-13871508388 (Cell)
Jiang'an District 610 Office: 86-27-827739771
Chenjiaji Brainwashing Center in Jiang'an District: 86-15907120167
10. [Shandong Province] Seven Practitioners Taken into Custody by Shouguang City 610 Office
610 Office: 86-536-5260610
Jia Zhenghong (gender unknown), director of 610 Office:86-536-5260610 (Office), 86-536-5296358 (Home), 86-13606461812 (Cell)
11. [Jilin Province] Four Practitioners, including Mr. Li Rui, Unlawfully Sentenced to Prison by Nong'an County Court
On November 2, 2007, the Nong'an County Court unlawfully placed four practitioners from Helong Town on trial. Mr. Li Rui was unlawfully sentenced to six years in prison; Mr. Wei Cheng, five years in prison; Mr. Fu Cheng, four years; and Mr. Wang Shoushan, three years.
Guo Qingxi (male), judge in charge of this case in Nong'an County Court: 86-431-83270009, 86-13364484617 (Cell), 86-431-83239190
12. [Laiyang City, Shandong Province] Additional Information on Practitioner Ms. Wang Runlan's Being Taken into Custody
At around 10:30 a.m. on September 26, 2007, the police took Ms. Wang Runlan into custody at her home. They confiscated all of her Falun Dafa books and materials as well as a desktop computer.
Ms. Wang was taken to the Laiyang City 610 Office for so-called "transformation." Two days later, she was transferred to the local detention center. Ms. Wang returned home in mid-November.
13. [Tieling City, Liaoning Province] Practitioners Liu Mingte, Gao Jie and Dong Xinyu Secretly Taken into Custody by Officers of The Domestic Security Division
14. [Hubei Province] Practitioner Ms. Liu Xiaolian Abused in the Psychiatric Section of Pufang Hospital
Ms. Liu Xiaolian, a practitioner from Chibi City, Hubei Province, has been unlawfully held in the Psychiatric Section of Pufang Hospital for a year and a half. She has been injected with nerve-damaging drugs and has been viciously beaten. She can no longer speak or talk.
Mr. Xu Yong, in his thirties, is a practitioner from the Pufang area in Chibi City, Hubei Province. He has also been unlawfully held in Pufang Hospital.
Han Hai (male), physician in the Psychiatric Section of Pufang Hospital: 86-13451088409 (Cell)
Shen Zubo (male), physician in the Psychiatric Section of Pufang Hospital: 86-13986626960 (Cell)
Zhang Hongjing (male), section director of Pufang Hospital: 86-13508646760 (Cell), 86-715-5511472 (Home)
15. [Beijing] Ms. Liu Guihua Sentenced to Prison and Taken to Tianjin
Ms. Liu Guihua, a practitioner who lives in the Hengfu Garden Residential Community in Fengtai District, Beijing, has been unlawfully sentenced to several years in prison after being taken into custody. She has been sent to Tianjin.
16. [Liaoning Province] Ms. Li Hong, a Teacher at Dalian No. 2 Middle School, Taken into Custody
At 3:00 p.m. on November 2, 2007, practitioner Ms. Li Hong, a teacher at the Dalian No. 2 Middle, School, was taken into custody by officers of the Huanghe Road Police Station. At 10:00 p.m., she was taken to the Yaojia Detention Center.
17. [Shandong Province] Ms. Tian Lisha, a Practitioner around 40 Years Old from Wendeng City, Shandong Province Who Does Odd Jobs in Beijing, Is Missing in Beijing
18. [Tianjin] Additional Information on the Search of Homes of Ms. Wang Xiuyun and Ms. Huang Zihui
On November 12, 2007, seven or eight police officers of the Dawangguzhuang Town Police Station in Tianjin, led by Wu Zhanguo (male), a local security director, forced their way into the homes of Ms. Wang Xiuyun and Ms. Huang Zihui. The officers confiscated Falun Dafa books, cassettes of Fa Lectures, portraits of the founder of Falun Gong, satellite reception devices, and VCD players. The officers beat Ms. Wang Xiuyun and her son, who were handcuffed. The officers also pulled Ms. Wang's hair and hit her in the face.
Dawangguzhuang Town Police Station: 86-22-22192014
Ren Boxiang (male), director of the police station
Wu Zhanguo (male), security director of Lishangtun Village: 86-13512012111 (Cell)
19. [Taigu County, Shanxi Province] Ms. Cheng Quanying Taken into Custody
Ms. Cheng Quanying was turned in to the authorities by villagers of Beifujing Village in Bei Township, Taigu County for clarifying the truth and persuading others to withdraw from the Communist Party and its affiliated organizations. At 7:00 p.m. on October 20, 2007, seven or eight officers arrived in police vehicles which surrounded her home. The officers searched her home, confiscated a printer, all Falun Dafa books and materials and portraits of the founder of Falun Gong. Two tall and strong officers grabbed Ms. Cheng's arms and dragged her into the police vehicle. Ms. Cheng Quanying is being held at the Yuci Detention Center.
Wang Shanliang (male), chairperson of Workers Union of Shangxi Province Teaching Equipment Factory: 86-354-6267210, 86-354-6585365 (mobile)
Zhang Xiaohong (female), head of the Domestic Security Division of the police department:86-354-6267813 (Office), 86-13835487988 (Cell)
20. [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Additional Information on the Detention of Ms. Li Dianqin
Ms. Li Dianqin has been unlawfully held in the Shenyang City Detention Center for almost a month. Her family has been denied visits and no clothes or other daily necessities have been allowed to be given to her.
21. [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Practitioner Ms. Guan Yunyan Unlawfully Sentenced to One Year of Forced Labor and Taken to Masanjia Forced Labor Camp
Zhang Mingqiang (male), director of Masanjia Forced Labor Camp: 86-24-89212321
Wang Wei (male), deputy director in charge of the persecution of Falun Gong: 86-24-89212261 (Office)
22. [Shandong Province] Elderly Ms. Wu Yulan Taken into Custody by Binbei Domestic Security Division in Shengli Oil Fields
In early November 2007, Ms. Wu Yulan, a elderly practitioner, was taken to the Shengli Extrication Factory Brainwashing Center by the Binbei Domestic Security Division of Shengli Oil Fields. The police also confiscated a computer and other articles in her home. Recently, nine practitioners at the Shengli Oil Fields have been taken into custody.
Gao Yong (male), head of Shengli Extrication Factory Brainwashing Center: 86-546-8624879 (Home), 86-13954668099 (Cell)
23. [Songyuan City, Jilin Province] Ms. Zhang Chunxiao and Several Other Practitioners Taken into Custody
At 5:00 a.m. on November 11, 2007, officers of the Songyuan City Police Department, officers of the Qianguo County Police Department, and those from the Baiyilaga Township Police Station took Ms. Zhang Chunxiao into custody from the Lianhuapao Farm in Qianguo County where she works. In a subsequent search, the police confiscated an electronic book, a copy of Zhuan Falun and other items. They took Ms. Zhang and her son to the Songyuan City Police Department. Ms. Zhang's son was later released. It is not clear where Ms. Zhang is being held. She had been unlawfully sentenced twice to forced labor. She was held at the Yinmahe Forced Labor Camp on both occasions. She was just released in July 2007 before being taken into custody again.
In addition, in early October 2007, four practitioners in Qianguo County were taken into custody by the Songyuan City Police Department. One practitioner (whose name is not known) has managed to escape. The other three practitioners, Ms. Dong Fengshan, a practitioner with the nickname of Xiaoerjie (female), and one with the nickname of Erpang (gender unknown) remain in police custody and their whereabouts are unknown. Shortly after these four practitioners were taken into custody, the police took into custody nine other practitioners in Songyuan City.
24. [Beijing] Police in Chaoyang District Fail to Take Mr. Liu Xuecheng into Custody
At around 9:00 p.m. on November 6, 2007, about thirty officers in Chaoyang District arrived in three police vehicles at Tongjunzhuang Village in Shilipu Town, Miyun County, Beijing in an attempt to capture Mr. Liu Xuecheng. Mr. Liu managed to escape with righteous thoughts. Five minutes later, the officers climbed over the wall to threaten his family. Mr. Liu's family refused to cooperate. The officers searched his bedroom, examined his computer, and left without finding anything that they were looking for. Mr. Liu Xuecheng has been forced to leave town and has no place to stay.
25. [Fuzhou City, Fujian Province] Additional Information on Practitioner Mr. Chen Zhihui's Being Taken into Custody
On the afternoon of November 12, 2007, officers of the Fuzhou City 610 Office and the Domestic Security Division took Mr. Chen Zhihui away from his home. Ms. Chen's whereabouts are unknown. The police confiscated cellular phones, a personal computer and DVDs from his home.
26. [Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province] Elderly Practitioner Ms. Hu Guiying Taken into Custody
On the afternoon of November 14, 2007, officials from the Xiaguan District 610 Office and the Guangxia Residential Committee rushed to the home of Ms. Hu Guiying, a practitioner who is 70 years old. Ms. Hu was forcibly taken into custody.
27. [Hefei City, Anhui Province] Ms. Li Yun Taken into Custody
On the evening of November 10, 2007, Ms. Li Yun, an employee at the Wanjiang Machinery Factory in Hefei City, Anhui Province, was turned in to the police for writing truth clarification content on an electric pole. Officers of the Qilitang Police Station took her into custody. Ms. Li is being held at the Hefei City No. 2 Detention Center.
28. [Changsha City, Hunan Province] Mr. Xiong Jinze Is Missing; Ms. Su Taken into Custody
On October 31, 2007, Ms. Xiong Jinze, a practitioner in Changsha City, Hunan Province, was missing. On November 2, Ms. Su, a young practitioner, was taken into custody. She is being held in the Changqiao area.
29. [Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Practitioners Mr. Shi Baosheng and Ms. Li Chunying Unlawfully Sentenced to Prison
On the evening of April 23, 2007, Mr. Shi Baosheng and Ms. Li Chunying were taken into custody by Guo He (male) and other police officers. Mr. Shi and Ms. Li were taken to the Longfeng Detention Center and the Daqing Detention Center respectively, where they have been held for half a year. On November 8, under the instruction of the Honggang District Political and Judicial Committee and the 610 Office, Honggang District Court secretly held a trial to sentence the two practitioners to prison. The prison terms were not announced in the trial.
Fan Shouxiang (male), deputy Party Secretary of Political and Judicial Committee: 86-459-6781099 (Office), 86-459-2677789 (Home), 86-13804683955 (Cell)
Zhang Xiaodong (male), deputy director of the 610 Office: 86-459-4191186 (Office), 86-459-6783929 (Home)
Sun Huacheng (male), chief of the police department: 86-459-4193110 (Office), 86-459-6687388 (Home), 86-13836709004 (Cell)
30. [Sichuan Province] Situations of Practitioners Mr. Ding Zeyang, Mr. Mao Kun and Ms. Zhong Qiongfang
Mr. Ding Zeyang, a professor at Sichuan University, was officially placed under arrest on November 13, 2007. Mr. Mao Kun and Ms. Zhong Fangqiong are being held at the Wuhou District Procuratorate for investigation.
31. [Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] Practitioners Ms. Huang Xiangling and Ms. Zhang Youyu in Xindu District Taken into Custody on the Evening of November 13, 2007; Their Whereabouts Are Unknown
32. [Shouguang City, Shandong Province] Additional Information on the Persecution of Practitioner Ms. Li Hui'e
Ms. Li Hui'e was taken into custody on July 14, 2007 and unlawfully held at the Shouguang Detention Center for almost a month. On August 11, the Hou Town Police Station sent her to the Wangcun No. 2 Women's Forced Labor Camp to serve a one-year term without going through any legal process or notifying her family.
Director's office of Wangcun No. 2 Women's Forced Labor Camp: 86-533-6689391, 86-533-6689497, 86-533-6689507
Sun Chengfu (male), director of Hou Town Police Station in Shouguang City: 86-536-5298395 (Home), 86-13906465009 (Cell)
33. [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Practitioner Mr. Wang Zhisheng Taken into Custody
In 2006, Mr. Wang Zhisheng from Jinzhou District, Dalian City, Liaoning Province was forced to leave home. On November 5, 2007, domestic security officers took him into custody while he was working at a construction site. Mr. Wang is being held at the Jinnan Road Detention Center in Dalian City.
Gao Mingxi (male), director of the 610 Office of Jinzhou District Police Department: 86-411-87837071 (Office), 86-411-87811069 (Home), 86-13555945798 (Cell)
Meng Fanyu (male), director of Jinnan Road Detention Center: 86-411-86557999
34. [Xianfeng County, Hubei Province] Practitioner Mr. Liao Cangjing Unlawfully Sent to Labor Camp
Mr. Liao Cangjing is an employee of the Livestock Department in Xianfeng County. On October 9, 2007, he was unlawfully arrested. On November 7, he was secretly taken to the Qilihu Forced Labor Camp in Shayang County, Hubei Province. Mr. Liao has been on hunger strike numerous days and he has lost significant weight and is very weak. He can hardly walk. His wife is also a practitioner, who was just released in June 2007 from Wuchang Forced Labor Camp in Wuhan City, Hubei Province.
35. [Guang'an City, Sichuan Province] Correction on Report on Two Sabotaged Production Sites
It has been verified that on November 2, 2006, the total cash taken by the police was over 40,000 yuan when two production sites of Falun Gong materials were sabotaged in Guang'an City and Huaying City in Sichuan Province.
36. [Beijing] Ms. Li Fengyin and Ms. Zhang Guolan Held at Huairou Detention Center in Beijing
Ms. Li Fengyin, 45, lives at Xiabanying Village in Shaoying Township, Huairou District, Beijing. On the morning of October 22, 2007, plainclothes officers from the Quanhe Police Station took her into custody from her home. Ms. Li is being held at the Huairou Detention Center for interrogation. She has been deprived of sleep.
Ms. Zhang Guolan lives in the Miaocheng Residential Quarters in Huairou District. On the morning of October 21, 2007, she was turned in to the police while clarifying the truth at the Huairou No. 1 Hospital. Officers of the Miaocheng Police Station took her into custody and searched her home. Ms. Zhang had been unlawfully sentenced to four years in prison in 2002. She suffered severe persecution in prison. She has again been taken into custody one year after her release and is being held at the Huairou Detention Center.
Director of Miaocheng Police Station: 86-10-60692793, 86-13901080841 (Cell)
Deputy director: 86-10-60691219, 86-13501360717 (Cell)
37. [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Practitioner Ms. Zhao Chunyan Taken into Custody by Dongsheng Road Police Station
On November 2, 2007, Ms. Zhao Chunyan, 49, was taken into custody by the Dongsheng Road Police Station while distributing truth clarification materials.
38. [Shaanxi Province] Three Practitioners in Xi'an Sanqiao Vehicles Factory Taken into Custody
In mid-October 2007, officers of the Xi'an Sanqiao Vehicles Factory Police Station took three practitioners into custody and searched their homes. One of the practitioner's last name is Liu. The three practitioners' whereabouts are unknown.
39. [Sichuan Province] Practitioners Mr. You Quanmin and His Wife Ms. Xiao Danfeng Taken into Custody in Yunnan Province
On October 3, 2007, Mr. You Quanmin and his wife Xiao Danfeng from Pengzhou City, Sichuan Province were in Lijiang City, Yunnan Province doing business. Lijiang police took them into custody and searched the place where they lived, confiscating an ink-jet printer, a notebook computer and other items. Mr. You and Ms. Xiao are being held at the Lijaing Detention Center. Their family has been denied visits.
He (last name, gender unknown), an officer of the Lijiang City Police Department: 86-13988879371 (Cell)
40. [Gejiu City, Yunnan Province] Elderly Ms. Zhang Xiuying Taken into Custody
Ms. Zhang Xiuying, around 60 years old, is a practitioner in Gejiu City, Honghe Prefecture, Yunnan Province. At around 4:00 p.m. on November 8, 2007, she was posting truth clarification materials in Baohua Park in Gejiu City. Guards who were staked out there took her into custody. The police searched her home and confiscated Falun Dafa books and truth clarification materials. The police then searched her daughter's home and took away Falun Dafa books and materials. Ms. Zhang is being held at the Gejiu City Detention Center.
Gejiu City Detention Center: 86-873-2187716
Gejiu City 610 Office: 86-873-2123708
Gejiu City Police Department: 86-873-2155409
41. [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Practitioner Ms. Gu Shuhua Forced to Leave Home
On October 20, 2007, officers of the Zhoushuizi Police Station in Dalian City, Liaoning Province searched practitioner Ms. Gu Shuhua's home. The officers confiscated Falun Dafa books, portraits of the founder of Falun Gong, and plaques that bear "Truthfulness-Benevolence-Forbearance." They took Ms. Guo's husband and their child to the police station for interrogation. Ms. Gu has been forced to leave town and has no place to stay.
42. [Shanghai] Practitioner Ms. Gu Baoqin Forced to Leave Home
About half a dozen practitioners have been taken into custody in Shanghai lately. Members of the 610 Office ransacked practitioner Ms. Gu Baoqin's home in Pudong New District. They took possession of a personal computer, a printer, cellular phones, and other personal property. Ms. Gu happened to be away from home. She has been forced to leave home and has no place to stay. Police officers and members of the 610 Office have staked out her home in plainclothes in an attempt to capture her.