(Clearwisdom.net) At 9:00 a.m. on March 13, 2007, officers from the State Security Division of Kuiwen District Police Department in Weifang City, as well as Dongguan Police Station and the Resident's Committee of Youyi Neighborhood, arrested Mr. Li Gang, a Falun Gong practitioner living in Nanyuan Community, Dongguan Street, Kuiwen District, Weifang City, Shangdong Province. His home was also ransacked. Mr. Li is now being detained in Weifang City Detention Center.

According to an eyewitness, at around 9:00 a.m. on March 13, Mr. Li Gang left his residence and walked to a garden near the community entrance. A group of police officers dressed in civilian clothes surrounded Mr. Li and proceeded to beat him. People who were watching tried to stop the beating without success. Mr. Li refused to cooperate with the officers, and as he was being beaten he shouted loudly, "Falun Dafa is good!" The officers pushed Mr. Li to the ground, handcuffed him and took him to Dongguan Police Station.

At about 10:00 a.m., police officers confiscated the key to Mr. Li's house and proceeded to trespass into his home with the intention of stealing. Mr. Li's family members were present and they strongly objected. The officers just ignored them and confiscated all Falun Gong books and pictures of Teacher Li. They also broke into drawers to steal money and threatened to take all the money that was there. The family members managed to take back a bankbook from the trespassers.

Mr. Li Gang is 29 years old. His father is ill with hemiplegia and cannot take care of himself. Mr. Li's child is only 100 days old. His wife stays at home to take care of both the elderly man and the child.

Mr. Li's family members went to Dongguan Police Station. Police officers there acknowledged that Mr. Li had been arrested, but placed the responsibility of his arrest on the State Security Division of Kuiwen District Police Department. The family then went to the State Security Division office to request Mr. Li's release. The officers claimed that he had broken the law by practicing Falun Gong and was being detained in Weifang City Detention Center. The officers would not listen to the family members' protests and forced them to leave.

The family members then went to Weifang City Detention Center to ask for Mr. Li's release. The guards did not allow them to see him and said, "This place is only a warehouse. Regardless of whether a person is good or bad, we just detain them as long as they (the State Security Division, etc.) want them held, and release detainees upon their command." According to a person of conscience inside Dongguan Police Department, this case of persecution resulted from a report by a staff member of the Resident's Committee of Youyi Neighborhood.

Phone number of the Youyi Neighborhood Administration: 86-536-8225341
State Security Division of the Kuiwen District Police Department, agent Ji Liang (male): 86-536-8878511, 86-536-8878710, 86-13905366626 (Cell)

Dongguan Police Station: 86-536-8277118, 86-536-8878720, 86-13805360536 (Cell)

March 16, 2007