(Clearwisdom.net) Today's News from China includes incidents of persecution that took place in 28 cities or counties in 14 provinces. In this report, 34 practitioners were subjected to mistreatment during their detention and at least 44 practitioners were illegally arrested.
1. [Chongqing] Ms. Xia Jiazuo Unlawfully Sentenced to Two Years of Forced Labor
Ms. Xia Jiazuo, a Falun Gong practitioner, was taken into custody on September 28, 2007, at her home in Yongchuan District, Chongqing. It has been learned that she was sentenced to two years of forced labor and is being held in Chongqing Women's Forced Labor Camp.
2. [Dehui City, Jilin Province] Mr. Liu Guiqing Taken into Custody
At around 1:00 p.m. on December 17, 2007, police led by Liu Jianping (male), director of the Dafangshen Township Police Station, arrived in three vehicles at Mr. Liu Guiqing's home in the No. 11 Commune in Jiangjiadian Village, Dafangshen Township, Dehui City. The police grabbed Mr. Liu without saying anything to him. Mr. Liu refused to cooperate. The officers dragged him into the street and pushed him into a police vehicle. The officers also considered taking Mr. Liu's wife but decided not to because they were concerned that they would enrage Mr. Liu's neighbors. The officers took Mr. Liu away in a rush after confiscating some Falun Dafa materials. Mr. Liu Guiqing is being held in Dehui City Detention Center.
At 2:00 p.m. on December 11, 2007, Chang Xiande (male), Zhang Daxian (male) and other officers of Dafangshen Police Station in Dehui City broke into Mr. Gao Guibo's home. Mr. Gao managed to escape while the officers were busy searching and confiscating Falun Dafa materials.
At around 10:00 a.m. on December 13, 2007, Liu Jiping, director of the Dafangshen Police Station went to Mr. Gao Guibo's home again to interrogate and harass him.
Liu Jiping (male), director of the Dafangshen Police Station in Dehui City:
Yu Chuanqiang (male), office of the Dafangshen Police Station: 86-15904414486 (Cell)
Li Yuke (gender unknown), director of the 610 Office: 86-431-87216610 (Office), 86-431-87234600 (Home), 8613364633706 (Cell)
Zhang Qingchun (gender unknown), head of the Domestic Security Division: 86-431-87222053 (Office), 86-431-87264567 (Home), 86-15904409842 (Cell)
3. [Beijing] The Persecution of Ms. Wang Shuping and Ms. Zhang Shulan
On November 21, 2007, Yanqing County police coerced Ms. Zhang Shulan's children into taking her to the Yanqing Detention Center. She was subsequently sentenced to forced labor. Ms. Zhang, who lives in the county seat, is in her 50s.
Ms. Wang Shuping is a physician at the Yanqing County Women and Children's Health Care Hospital. She lives in the county seat. In May 2007, she was taken into custody while clarifying the truth. After her release, officers from the preliminary interrogation division went to her home six times to harass her. On November 26, 2007, Ms. Wang was taken from her home to the Yanqing Detention Center by Liu Guoqing (male) and other officers under the direction of the Yanqing County "610 Office". During the physical examination, Ms. Wang Shuping's blood pressure reading was over 200. Despite her heart problem, on the following day Ms. Wang was taken to the dispatch division of Daxing Forced Labor Camp. In the dispatch division, Ms. Wang was forced to take medicinal pills, which did not alleviate her symptoms but caused her to also suffer from diabetes.
4. [Nanchong City, Sichuan Province] Mr. Han Guangrong and Numerous Other Practitioners Recently Taken into Custody
5. [Fuxin City, Liaoning Province] Ms. Lu Fengsheng and Two Other Practitioners Unlawfully Taken into Custody
On the evening of December 17, 2007, Ms. Lu Fengsheng, Ms. Lu Fengyu, and Ms. Wu Shumei from Wofenggou Township in Fuxin City were taken into custody by officers of the Wofenggou Township Police Station while they were distributing truth clarification materials. The three practitioners were taken to the Fumeng County Detention Center on the morning of December 18. Ms. Lu Fengyu was released the same night. Ms. Lu Fengsheng and Ms. Wu Shumei remain in custody.
Office of head of Domestic Security Division of Fumeng County Police
Office of deputy head of Domestic Security Division of Fumeng County Police Department: 86-418-8819031
Wofenggou Township Police Station: 86-418-8175060
Office of Chief of Fumeng County Police Department: 86-418-8818000
6. [Laixi City, Shandong Province] Ms. Zhao Xiang'e Taken to Qingdao Forced Labor Camp
7. [Laixi City, Shandong Province] Mr. Li Fuqing Taken into Custody
At around noon on December 17, 2007, several officers of the Rizhuang Town Police Station in Laixi City drove to Mr. Li Fuqing's home in Dishang Village. Mr. Li had just locked his door and headed to work in the fields. The officers pried open the door when Mr. Li refused to open it for them. They confiscated Falun Dafa books and portraits of the founder of Falun Gong. Mr. Li Fuqing was taken into custody. His whereabouts are unknown.
8. [Zhaoyuan City, Shandong Province] Ms. Wei Chunxiang and Another Practitioner Taken into Custody
Ms. Wei Chunxiang, 62, is a practitioner in Yuanjia Village in Canzhuang Town, Zhaoyuan City. For the past few years she has been under constant harassment from the Zhaoyuan City 610 Office. She has been taken into custody numerous times. On December 13, 2007, she was again taken to a brainwashing center by personnel from the Zhaoyuan City 610 Office. At noon the same day, the police also took into custody another female practitioner from Lijia Village in the Jinhe area in Canzhuang Town.
9. [Fushun City, Liaoning Province] Ms. Shang Lihua, a Practitioner from Wandian Forest Farm in Qingyuan County, Possibly in Police Custody
10. [Tangshan City, Hebei Province] Ms. Lu Xiaojuan, a Practitioner in the Fengrun District, Taken into Custody on the Morning of December 19, 2007
11. [Benxi City, Liaoning Province] Ms. Sui Ying and Ms. Lu Qingjiang Unlawfully Arrested and Sentenced
On April 13, 2007, Ms. Sui Ying was taken into custody and forced to do hard labor. On September 27, officers of the Gongren Police Station took her to the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp to serve a two-year forced labor term.
On April 13, 2007, Ms. Lu Qingjiang was taken into custody and forced to do hard labor. On November 26, she was "illegally sentenced" to four years in prison. Her family was not notified of the trial, which was held secretly without a lawyer present to represent her. Ms. Lu has appealed her case.
On December 6, 2007, the Wolong Court was to try practitioner Mr. Cheng Wei, but the trial did not take place.
12. [Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Additional Information on Mr. Liu Pengfei and Ms. Li Chunjuan's Arrest
On the evening of December 11, 2007, soon after Mr. Liu Pengfei and Ms. Li Chunjuan, practitioners in Pingfang District, Harbin City, arrived at a truth clarification material production site in the Yaodi area in the Pingfang District, officers of the Domestic Security Division of the Pingfang Police Department opened the door with a key. The officers took into custody Mr. Liu and Ms. Li. Mr. Liu is being held at the Pingfang District Detention Center. Ms. Liu is being held at the Harbin No. 2 Detention Center.
13. [Shandong Province] Ms. Liang Yaomin, Ms. Xiang Shulan, and Ms. Zheng Xin Held in Fushan Detention Center in Yantai City
Recently, Ms. Liang Yaomin from Haiyang City and Ms. Xiang Shulan and Ms. Zheng Xin from Laishan District were taken into custody. They were held at the Fushan Detention Center in Yantai City. It has been learned that Ms. Liang Yaomin was tortured by being handcuffed and then lifted off the floor for one entire week after her arrival at the Center.
14. [Shangqiu City, Henan Province] Mr. Cao Jingde Held in Sui County Detention Center
On November 9, 2007, Mr. Cao Jingde was taken into custody at his home in Dengzhuang Village, Kuangcheng Township, Sui County, Shangqiu City. Mr. Cao is being held in Sui County Detention Center.
15. [Yantai City, Shandong Province] Mr. Sun Xunqing's Whereabouts Unknown
On November 13, 2007, Mr. Sun Xunqing, from Fushan District, Yantai City, went to his hometown to visit his family. He spent the night at the home of his younger brother. He left on the morning of November 14, but he never returned home. His whereabouts are unknown.
16. [Tianjin] Mr. Feng Kun Transferred to Beichen District Detention Center in Tianjin
Mr. Feng Kun was taken to Caozhuangzi No. 1 Detention Center, which is affiliated with the Tianjin Police Department, when he was detained. He was held there on administrative charges for 15 days. On December 19, 2007 Mr. Feng's family went to take him home. They were told that Mr. Feng had been transferred to the Beichen District Detention Center on December 18 and was being held there for seven days on criminal charges.
17. [Tianjin] Ms. Shi Yuping Taken into Custody
On the morning of December 18, 2007, Ms. Shi Yuping was turned in to the police while she was clarifying the truth to people from out of town who were working odd jobs. Officers of the Wuqing Domestic Security Division and from the Douzhangzhuang Police Station took her to the Douzhangzhuang Police Station. The officers searched Ms. Shi's home the same afternoon.
Douzhangzhuang Police Station: 86-22-167557
Zhao Xizeng (male), director of Douzhangzhuang Police Station
18. [Shandong Province] Ms. Zhao Guiyun and Ms. Sun Xiufang Taken to Chiping County Detention Center
Recently, the police in Chiping County took into custody Ms. Zhao Guiyun from Cuihe Village in Dulangkou Town and Ms. Sun Xiufang from Weiziyuan Village. Two other practitioners, Ms. Qu Shiyun and Mr. Zhang Dongxing, were taken into custody earlier. The four practitioners are being held in Chiping County Detention Center.
19. [Zhaoyuan City, Shandong Province] Ms. Hou Xiulan and Ms. Lan Cuixiang Taken into Custody
At noon on December 14, 2007, police officer Li Jiangguang (male) led members of the town's 610 Office and officers from the police station to forcibly take Ms. Hou Xiulan from her home in Chenjia Village in Zhangxing Town, Zhaoyuan City to the Zhaoyuan City Legal Training Center. At around 2:00 p.m. the same day, the same group of officers went to Qiandali Village in Zhangxing Town in Zhaoyuan City to forcibly take Ms. Lan Cuixiang to the Zhaoyuan City Legal Training Center.
20. [Beijing] Ms. Wang Shuping from Yanqing County Held in Division No. 10 of Daxing Forced Labor Camp in Beijing
21. [Langfang City, Hebei Province] Mr. Xu Keyong Forcibly Taken Away by Police
On the afternoon of December 19, 2007, officers of the Guangyang District Police Department and the Jiuzhou Town Police Station forcibly took into custody Mr. Xu Keyong from Gaoxinzhuang Village in Jiuzhou Town, Guangyang District, Langfang City. Mr. Xu was taking care of a relative who was hospitalized at the Langfang City Hospital.
Police Station in Guangyang District: 86-316-2950024, 86-316-2950110
Director of the police station: 86-13343065768 (Cell)
22. [Beijing] Mr. Chen Bing Taken into Custody on December 15 or 16; His Whereabouts Unknown
23. [Zibo City, Shandong Province] Ms. Li Meirong, an Employee of Hengxing Kindergarten in Zhangdian District, Taken into Custody
Issue No. 21 of the periodical Zibo: True Words published an article from the Chinese Clearwisdom website reporting that Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Li Meirong, an employee of the Hengxing Kindergarten in Zhangdian District, Zibo City, taught children "Truthfulness-Benevolence-Forbearance" and was turned in to the police by the parents of the school children. She was taken into custody on November 8, 2007.
Several police cars arrived at the kindergarten and the police closed the kindergarten. Officials from the 610 Office and the Education Department expelled the kindergarten director, laid off teachers, and placed large banners outside the kindergarten that slandered Falun Gong. The Education Department transferred teachers from other areas to work in this kindergarten. Half a dozen elderly women have been assigned to keep an eye on the slanderous banners.
Wang Shijun (male), deputy head of the Zibo City Education Department: 86-533-3186660
24. [Hebei Province] Ms. Zhang Yanchun, Ms. Zhang Jin and Ms. Guo Taken to Tangshan City No. 1 Detention Center
On the afternoon of December 10, 2007, Ms. Zhang Yanchun, Ms. Zhang Ji,n and Ms. Guo were taken into custody for distributing truth clarification materials by officers of the Dali Road Police Station in Tangshan City. They were taken to the Tangshan City No. 1 Detention Center.
25. [Sichuan Province] Situation at the Suining Brainwashing Center
By November 28, 2007, seven of the eight practitioners held in the Suining Brainwashing Center were released. The remaining detained practitioner, Ms. Lu Yanfei, was transferred to Nanbusi Forced Labor Camp.
26. [Chongqing] A Dozen Practitioners Unlawfully Taken into Custody in Banan District
Officials with the Banan District 610 Office in Chongqing have recently taken into custody a dozen practitioners. Mr. Wu Qun from the Lijiatuo area was taken to Xishanping Forced Labor Camp in Chongqing. This is the third time he has been sent to the forced labor camp.
27. [Renshou County, Sichuan Province] Ms. Zeng Zihua and Ms. Huang Qun Taken into Custody
On the morning of December 18, 2007, Ms. Zeng Zihua and Ms. Huang Qun were taken into custody by officers of the Hejia Police Station when they walked out of the Hejia District Hospital.
28. [Leiyang City, Hunan Province] Five Practitioners, including Mr. Xu Zhongdang, Taken into Custody
In the past month, five practitioners in Leiyang City were taken into custody by the domestic security police. On November 15, 2007, Mr. Xu Zhongdang was taken into custody for clarifying the truth and distributing copies of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party on a bus. On the afternoon of November 19, Ms. Lu Xiuhua and Ms. Xiong Qiuling were taken into custody while they were urging people to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations. On the afternoon of December 13, two elderly practitioners were taken into custody by domestic security police while they were trying to persuade others to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. The five practitioners are being held in Leiyang Detention Center. Mr. Xu Zhongdang's case has been transferred to the Legal Office of the Leiyang City Police Department.
29. [Zhalantun City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region] Ms. Zhang Fenglan Taken to Hohhot Prison
Hohhot Prison: 86-471-2396608
30. [Jiujiang County, Jiangxi Province] Situation of Ms. Huang Zhibin and Two Other Practitioners
At around 8:00 a.m. on December 16, 2007, Ms. Huang Zhibin, Ms. Luo Ronggui, and Ms. Ye Shoufeng were clarifying the truth to a man on Shahe Street. The man turned the three practitioners in to the police. Officers of the Shahe Police Department arrived in police vehicles and took the three women, all in their 60s, into custody.
Between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. a dozen officers of the Shahe Police Department went to search the three practitioners' homes and confiscated Falun Dafa books and cassette tapes. Five officers went to Ms. Huang Zhibin's home. The officers did not present any identification or a search warrant. Ms. Huang's husband, Mr. Fu, who is in his 70s, was unable to stop the police. He went to the balcony and shouted, "Neighbors, come and look! This bunch of gangsters are robbing me in my home with no identification!" One of the officers grabbed Mr. Fu's hand. Another pushed him against a couch. Mr. Fu's head was injured and there was swelling behind his ear. The officers then dragged Mr. Fu down the stairs. Mr. Fu lost consciousness. About 15 minutes later, Mr. Fu came to. The police still wanted to take him into custody. Mr. Fu's argued with the police, who knew that justice was not on their side and left in a haste.
The three practitioners are being held at the Jiujiang County Detention Center.
Chen Xin (male), chief of Shahe Police Department in Jiujiang County:
86-792-6817300 (Office), 86-792-6816119 (Home), 86-13870286777 (Cell)
Lu Longlai (male), director of Jiujiang County 610 Office: 86-792-8251153, 86-13707920006 (Cell)
31. [Shanghai] Additional Information on Ms. Xiao Wenlan's Detention
Ms. Xiao Wenlan, 62, lives at Room 502, No. 34, Lane 50, Tieling Road, under the jurisdiction of the Siping Neighborhood Administration Office in the Yangpu District. She was implicated after other practitioners were taken into custody. In the early evening of November 23, she was taken into custody. Ms. Xiao has been held for almost a month at the Yangpu Detention Center. Her family members have not been allowed to visit her or send her any clothing.
Li Zhiyong, of the Yangpu District 610 Office in Shanghai: 86-21-65419450
Yangpu District Domestic Security Division: 86-21-65431000 extensions 31090, 31091
Director's Office of Yangpu District Detention Center: 86-21-65435074
32. [Sanhe City, Hebei Province] Ms. Yan Xiuzhen Taken into Custody in Beijing on December 27, 2007
33. [Hebei Province] Ms. Jing Ying Taken to Shijiazhuang Forced Labor Camp
Mr. Jing Qi and his younger sister, Ms. Jing Ying, were taken into custody by the police in Xushui County. Mr. Jing Qi is being held at the Baoding City Detention Center. Ms. Jing Ying has been taken to Shijiazhuang Forced Labor Camp.
34. [Anshan City, Liaoning Province] Mr. Gao Mingxing Taken into Police Custody on August 1, 2007; His Whereabouts Unknown
35. [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Ms. Li Shiwen Taken into Custody
On the evening of November 19, 2007, Ms. Li Shiwen was turned in to the authorities while she was distributing and posting truth clarification materials in the Qingyuzui Residential Community on Zhongbei Road in the Wuchang District. The community security guards took her into custody. Ms. Li is now being held in Yangyuan Brainwashing Center in the Yueliangwan area in the Wuchang District, Wuhan City.
Jiang Mingchao (male), director of the Qingyuzui Residential Community
Wang Hua (male), coordinator of the Qingyuzui Residential Community Committee (a position established for suppressing Falun Gong): 86-27-62966926
36. [Ning'er County, Yunnan Province] Several Practitioners Sentenced to Prison
It has been reported that Ms. Zhang Fengqin, Ms. Lu Rongfang, Ms. Zhang Qing, Ms. Lu Guihua, and Mr. Su Zesheng (Su Kun's father) in Ning'er County have been unlawfully sentenced to prison by Ning'er Court.
37. [Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province] Mr. Luo Laiyang Taken to Nanchang City No. 2 Detention Center on October 19, 2007
Zhang Yifei (male), of the Qingyunpu Domestic Security Division, who
participated in the persecution: 86-791-5213908
Yu Maomao (male), chief of the Qingyunpu Police Department: 86-791-5227799, 86-791-5202158 (Office), 86-13607919911 (Cell)
38. [Luoyang City, Henan Province] Mr. Pang Yi Taken into Custody
Mr. Pang Yi, 35, works at the No. 725 Institute in Jianxi District, Luoyang City. He was turned in to the authorities by an informant. At around 7:00 p.m. on December 15, 2007, the police took him into custody while he was leaving his home. He was taken to Jianxi District Police Department in Luoyang City. At around 1:00 a.m. the same night, a group of police officers searched his home. Mr. Pang's whereabouts are unknown.
39. [Xinxiang City, Henan Province] Ms. Xu Yunxia Taken into Custody by Gaocun Police Station Officers
On December 21, 2007, Ms. Xu Yunxia, a practitioner in Xinxiang City, was taken into custody by officers of the Gaocun Police Station in Weibin District while she was clarifying the truth. Ms. Xu is being held at the Xinxiang City Detention Center.
Gaocun Police Station: 86-373-2622002
December 19, 2007