Additional Persecution News from China - November 24, 2008 (17 Reports)
Today's report relates persecution incidents that took place in 13 cities or counties in 10 provinces. Thirty-three Falun Gong practitioners were subjected to brutal mistreatment during detention, and at least 12 practitioners were arrested.
[Weifang City, Shandong Province] Several Practitioners Sentenced
[Hefei City, Anhui Province] Ms. Tian Zhongxia Arrested
[Weifang City, Shandong Province] Nine Practitioners Facing Illegal Trial
[Xichang City, Sichuan Province] Several Practitioners in Detention
[Mengyin County, Shandong Province] Mr. Li Zongping Arrested
[Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Li Feng Facing Illegal Trial
[Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Several Practitioners Transferred to Prison
[Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] Ms. Yang Haishan Still Held in the Tianhe Detention Center
[Shaowu City, Fujian Province] Ms. Wu Qinhua Sentenced to Prison
[Weifang City, Shandong Province] Ms. Liu Dianhua Arrested
[Fushun City, Liaoning Province] Ms. Liu Cuidong Held in the Luotai Resort Brainwashing Center
[Shiyan City, Hubei Province] Ms. Liang Hongmin Arrested
[Shandong Province] Ms. Zhang Zhilan Held in the Qingdao City Detention Center
[Liaoning Province] Eight Practitioners Arrested
[Lanzhou City, Gansu Province] Ms. Zhang Luchan Persecuted
[Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province] Ms. Chen Yulian Arrested
[Pingdu City, Shandong Province] Ms. Zhang Zhilan Tortured
1. [Weifang City, Shandong Province] Several Practitioners Sentenced
Kuiwen District Court agents sentenced Mr. Li Tianmin to nine years in prison; Mr. Wang Xiaoshen to five years; Mr. Li Jinzhong to four years; and Mr. Gao Jilong to three years. They are held in Weibei Prison.
2. [Hefei City, Anhui Province] Ms. Tian Zhongxia Arrested
Ms. Tian Zhongxia went to the Shuanggang Street Administrative Office in the Luyang District of Hefei City to get her retirement pension payment on the afternoon of November 19, 2008. When she arrived, officials there immediately called the district police department. She was arrested at the administrative office. Ms. Tian is still held in the district police department.
Ms. Tian had previously been arrested many times. To avoid illegal arrest, she led a homeless life for five or six years.
610 Office: 86-551-2928550
Wang Lu, Luyang District 610 Office in Hefei City: 86-551-2844962, 86-551-2831931
3. [Weifang City, Shandong Province] Nine Practitioners Facing Illegal Trial
Nearly 100 practitioners have been arrested since March 2008. At present, the following nine practitioners are still held in the city detention center: 50-year-old Mr. Zhang Zhaoyu and his wife 50-year-old Ms. Yang Ruiying; 60-year-old Ms. You Yunsheng and her husband 60-year-old Mr. Li Suzhen; 30-year-old Ms. Zhao Suyan and her sister Ms. Zhao Suhong; 20-year-old Mr. You Huifu (Mr. Zhang's nephew); 30-year-old Mr. Ding Hong; and 40-year-old Ms. Han Lianfeng. Shouguang City Court officials planned to put them on trial on November 27, 2008. Ms. You and Mr. Li work in the Dongying Shengli Oil Field.
Nie Zuokun, Shouguang City Police Department chief: 86-536-5298001, 86-536-4261398 (Home), 86-13963630388 (Cell)
Li Qingping, Domestic Security Division chief: 86-536-5298855
Jia Zhenghong, Shouguang City 610 Office head: 86-536-5260610 (Office), 86-536-5296358 (Home), 86-13606461812 (Cell)
Zhu Shousong, 610 Office deputy head: 86-536-5221395 (Office), 86-536-5269569 (Home), 86-13562620166 (Cell)
4. [Xichang City, Sichuan Province] Several Practitioners in Detention
Several practitioners from Xichang City have been detained: Mr. Zhang Yi is held in the city detention center; Mr. Wei Yi and Ms. Zuo Yonghong in the Tuohuang Detention Center; Ms. Li Yingqiong in the state detention center; and Ms. Zhang Shaohui in the Dechang Detention Center. It has been confirmed that Mr. Zhang Yi will be on a trial.
5. [Mengyin County, Shandong Province] Mr. Li Zongping Arrested
Four policemen from Mengyin County broke into 64-year-old Mr. Li Zongping's home in Zhoujiagouzi Village, Mengyin Town at 7:00 a.m. on October 30, 2008. They forcibly took him to the Liuguanzhuang Police Station and held him there until 1:00 p.m. that day. They then attempted to take him to the Wangcun Forced Labor Camp in Zibo City; however, Mr. Li's high blood pressure and heart disease disqualified him being admitted. He was released that night.
Personnel from the county 610 Office, from the Mengshan Police Station and from the Mengshan Administrative Committee attempted to harass Mr. Zhang Xiheng at 4:00 p.m. on November 20, 2008. The door was locked, so they went to Mr. Yan Qingxiang's home in the same village. They broke in and confiscated a computer, a printer and cash imprinted with truth-clarifying messages. The police have certain people monitor the two practitioners' homes around the clock.
Ma Yingxiang, Mengshan Administrative Committee Party secretary: 86-13805399562
Lin Wei, Mengshan Police Station chief: 86-13355495777
Wang Kuixiang, Mengshan Administrative Committee 610 Office head: 86-13805399582
6. [Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Li Feng Facing Illegal Trial
Nangang District Court agents in Harbin City plan to put Ms. Li Feng on trial at 9:30 a.m. on November 26, 2008.
7. [Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Several Practitioners Transferred to Prison
Reportedly, several practitioners in detention will be transferred to prison on November 26, 2008. They are: Ms. Han Lihua, an employee from the Oil Extraction No.6 Factory who was sentenced to seven years in prison; Mr. Li Zikuan, sentenced to three and a half years in prison; Ms. Lu Guilan from Dongfengxin Village, sentenced to eight years in prison; Mr. Jin Miaoqing and his wife Ms. Song Li from Babaishang Village, who were sentenced to three years in prison; and Ms. Song Shanfeng and Ms. Li Xiuxiang from Wolitun Village.
8. [Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] Ms. Yang Haishan Still Held in the Tianhe Detention Center
Personnel from the Tianhe Police Station in Guangzhou City arrested Ms. Yang Haishan and held her in the Tianhe Detention Center for four months. Her admission to a forced labor camp was refused because of her heart disease.
Tianhe 610 Office in Guangzhou City: 86-20-38622610
Wushan Police Station: 86-20-85286072, 86-20-85287596
9. [Shaowu City, Fujian Province] Ms. Wu Qinhua Sentenced to Prison
Shaowu City Court agents sentenced Ms. Wu Qinhua to three years in prison on November 11, 2008. Police threatened her family that if they appealed, Ms. Wu would be sentenced to longer imprisonment.
10. [Weifang City, Shandong Province] Ms. Liu Dianhua Arrested
Six officials from the Weifang City Domestic Security Division and from the Kuiwen Domestic Security Division arrested Ms. Liu Dianhua from Wangjialou Village in the Weicheng District at 7:00 a.m. on November 18, 2008. She is held in the city detention center.
11. [Fushun City, Liaoning Province] Ms. Liu Cuidong Held in the Luotai Resort Brainwashing Center
Ms. Liu Cuidong's family went to the Jinnan Street Drug Rehabilitation Center to pick her up on the morning of November 21, 2008. But officials there told the family that personnel from the Lushun City Domestic Security Division and from the Shuishiying Police Station had transferred Ms. Liu to the Luotai Resort Brainwashing Center on November 15, 2008.
12. [Shiyan City, Hubei Province] Ms. Liang Hongmin Arrested
Ms. Liang Hongmin started to lead a homeless life after she was reported on October 10, 2008. She went to the hospital to see a relative at 9:00 a.m. on November 21, 2008, but personnel from the Shiyan City Domestic Security Division followed her and took her to the Zhangwan Police Station.
13. [Shandong Province] Ms. Zhang Zhilan Held in the Qingdao City Detention Center
Policemen from Pingdu City and Cuijiaji Town, not showing any legal documentation, went to Ms. Zhang Zhilan's home in Xizhakou Village and arrested her at 6:30 on November 7, 2008. They took her to the Qingdao City Detention Center.
14. [Liaoning Province] Eight Practitioners Arrested
Personnel from the Wayaozi Police Station in the Baita District of Liaoyang City arrested eight practitioners on November 5, 2008. The practitioners are: Ms. Bi Mingqin, Ms. Lu Feng, Ms. Meng Surong, Ms. Guo Guiyun and Ms. Fan Xiuyun from Liaoyang City, as well as three practitioners from Anshan City. Ms. Guo's and Ms. Fan's families rescued them, but the whereabouts of the others are unknown.
15. [Lanzhou City, Gansu Province] Ms. Zhang Luchan Persecuted
Ms. Zhang Luchan, 40 years old, was an employee of the Lanzhou City Electronic Machine Factory in Gansu Province. Personnel from the Yesheng Town Police Station searched for her at a relative's home in Qingtongxia City on July 23, 2008. They found a copy of Zhuan Falun in her handbag and then held her for three days. Gongjiawan Street Administrative Committee Party secretary Wang Zhengxiang and head Hu Quan took her to the Gongjiawan Brainwashing Center on July 26, 2008.
Ms. Zhang was held in the Lanzhou City Prison for four years and was released early 2008.
Yesheng Town Police Station in Qingtongxia City: 86-953-3682006
Wang Zhengxiang, Gongjiawan Street Administrative Committee Party secretary: 86-13919776667
Hu Quan, Gongjiawan Street Administrative Committee director: 86-13919186077
16. [Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province] Ms. Chen Yulian Arrested
Ms. Chen Yulian and Ms. Jia from Liantang Town, Nanchang County explained the facts about Falun Gong to two youths in Chengbi Lake Park on the morning of November 20, 2008. Personnel from the Liantang Police Station arrested the practitioners. Ms. Chen's son and daughter rescued them from the police station that day, but police arrested Ms. Chen again the next noon. Ms. Jia is living in exile now.
17. [Pingdu City, Shandong Province] Ms. Zhang Zhilan Tortured
Forty-five-year-old Ms. Zhang Zhilan was first held in the town police station on May 23, 2008, followed by incarceration in the Pingdu City Police Department. Police beat her because she defied them. They extorted 5,000 yuan from her family and then released her.
Police arrested Ms. Zhang on the morning of November 7, 2008 and sentenced her to three years of forced labor in the Qingdao City Forced Labor Camp. Her 80-year-old mother and three children need her care.
November 23, 2008