(Clearwisdom.net) Today's News from China includes incidents of persecution that took place in 24 cities or counties in 12 provinces. In this report, 26 practitioners were subjected to brutal treatment during their detention and at least 34 practitioners were illegally arrested.
1. [Huizhou City, Guangdong Province] Ms. Zhan Juan from Jiangxi Province Arrested
Official Diao from the Huizhou City 610 Office, Adult Education Section Chief Fang from the Huicheng District Education Bureau, and two other officers went to the city's No. 5 Middle School on March 5, 2008, and threatened a teacher, practitioner Ms. Zhan Juan, telling her that they would put her in the Guangzhou City Brainwashing Center. Ms. Zhan left the school that afternoon, but it has been confirmed that police went to Jiangxi Province and arrested her in her hometown.
Diao, 610 Office: 86-13824280878
Huizhou City 610 Office: 86-752-2808251, 86-752-2810610
Adult Education Section of the Huicheng District Education Bureau: 86-752-2237443
2. [Tonghua City, Jilin Province] Ms. Liu Ping Has to Live Away from Home
Ms. Liu Ping went to appeal for justice for Falun Gong in August 1999, but police arrested her and sent her to a detention center in her hometown. Following her release after one month of detention, personnel from the local police station, from the residential street committee, and from her school often harassed her. Her school employer did not pay Ms. Liu for two months.
Police arrested Ms. Liu, Ms. Li Shumei, Ms. Zang Yujie, and Ms. Lan Xinhua on January 19, 2008, when the four were distributing Falun Gong truth-clarification materials in Sipeng Township, Tonghua County. Ms. Liu escaped at 6:00 a.m. the next morning and now lives away from home in order to avoid being arrested.
3. [Anshan City, Liaoning Province] The Persecution of Mr. Wang Qingzhu's Family
Mr. Wang Qingzhu from the Lishan District, Anshan City, was arrested on July 20, 2004. Mr. Wang's brother-in-law, Mr. Fang Dechun, who was already in detention, tried to escape that day, but unfortunately fell from a building and died.
Mr. Wang was sentenced to 13 years in prison. The guards forbade most visits from his family. Only his sister visited him in July 2007. He was often put in a small cell to torture him.
Mr. Wang's wife, Ms. Fang Guilian, went to appeal for Falun Gong and was arrested twice in 1999. She was again arrested in November 2000 for distributing Falun Gong truth-clarification materials. The authorities sentenced her to three years of forced labor, to be served in Masanjia Forced Labor Camp.
Ms. Fang's home-based Falun Gong truth clarification materials production site was ransacked on July 19, 2004. Local 610 Office agents have searched for her since. She and her daughter live away from home.
4. [Guangxi Autonomous Region] Ms. Chen Xiaoping Has Been Released
On November 25, 2007, Ms. Chen Xiaoping from Guangxi Autonomous Region clarified the facts about Falun Gong to tourists at the Dinghushan Landscape Resort in Zhaoqing City, Guangdong Province. An old man deceived her into going to the resort's security section. Personnel from the Dinghu Police Precinct Office, Xinghu District Police Station, arrested Ms. Chen and held her in the city detention center for seven days. Ms. Chen has been released, but the police ordered Ms. Chen's school leaders to fire her.
Dai, Xinghu District Police Station chief: 86-13600224716
Su Qingping, Xinghu Police Station, Dinghu Police Precinct Office deputy chief: 86-13822601155
Zhaoqing City Detention Center: 86-758-2871493, 86-758-2876219, 86-758-2874329
5. [Chongqing] Ms. Yang Chuanshu Arrested
Ms. Yang Chuanshu, 62 years old, shopped at a supermarket and used cash printed with a truth clarification message on March 23, 2008. The cashier reported her to the police, and the police arrested Ms. Yang and ransacked her home. They confiscated a copy of Zhuan Falun and some truth-clarification materials.
6. [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Mr. Wang Zhongliang Sentenced to Two Years of Forced Labor
Mr. Wang Zhongliang, who was being held at the Zhuanghe Detention Center in Dalian City, was sentenced to two years of forced labor. The guards beat him because he staged a hunger strike to protest the persecution. Mr. Wang has become disabled due to torture and abuse, and he is now unable to walk normally.
7. [Penglai City, Shandong Province] Mr. Zhang Rijie Arrested
Mr. Zhang Rijie from Chaoshui No. 3 Village in Penglai City was arrested on March 20, 2008, for explaining the facts of Falun Gong. He is presently being held at the 610 Office Magezhuang Brainwashing Center.
8. [Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province] Several Practitioners Arrested
Ms. Li Xiuyun, Mr. Na Quanjie, Mr. Qu Kai, and Mr. Zhao Yu, who were arrested on February 25, 2008, were sentenced to forced labor. Ms. Li was put in Masanjia Forced Labor Camp on March 7, 2008. Police issued an arrest certificate for Mr. Cui Yaning. Ms. Liu Fengmei was sent to Dalian City. Ms. Zhang Qi's whereabouts are unknown.
A practitioner's family went to the Jinzhou City No. 2 Detention Center and was informed that no practitioners are currently being held in the detention center. Ms. Wang Guiling, Ms. Xiang Ying, Mr. Miao Jianguo, Mr. Yin Zhiyou, and Ms. Duan Jun had been held there. Their current whereabouts are unknown.
9. [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Supplemental Information Regarding the Arrest of Ms. Niu Guifang and Ms. Ren Xiuqin
Personnel from the Hushitai Town Police Station arrested Ms. Niu Guifang at 1:00 a.m. on March 23, 2008. They also arrested Ms. Niu's husband and her niece. They were released that same day, at 6:00 a.m.
Ms. Ren Xiuqin was also arrested at the same time. Ms. Niu and Ms. Ren are presently being held at the Huishan Hotel in Shenyang City.
10. [Guizhou Province] Mr. Li Donghong Faces Illegal Trial on March 28, 2008
11. [Baoding City, Hebei Province] Ms. Huo Ruihua Lives in Exile
Six officers from the Jiannan Police Station in the Xinshi District, Baoding City arrested Ms. Huo Ruihua and took her the city detention center on March 21, 2008. The officials refused to admit Ms. Huo due to her high blood pressure. Her son posted bail for her release. The authorities then went to Ms. Huo's home and attempted to put her in the Shijiazhuang City Women's Forced Labor on March 23, 2008, but failed. Ms. Huo lives now live away from home to avoid illegal arrest.
12. [Hebei Province] Persecution of Ms. Kong Hongyun
Personnel from the Yimian Police Station in the Xinshi District, Baoding City ransacked Ms. Kong Hongyun's rented house and her own private clinic on March 14, 2008. They then put Ms. Kong in the city detention center. Her family tried to visit her and bring her some daily necessity, but the police denied their requests.
Ms. Kong's family went to visit her again on March 24, 2008, but policeman Jin forbade their visits under various excuses.
Yimian Police Station: 86-312-3233567
13. [Xiantao City, Hubei Province] Mr. Xiao Hongbing Arrested
Mr. Xiao Hongbing, an employee of the Maiya Company in Xiantao City, was arrested from his workplace on March 20, 2008. It is heard that he is being held at the Wuhan City Brainwashing Center.
Chen Denghua, 610 Office: 86-728-3491159 (Office), 86-728-3272865 (Home),
Wang Yang: 86-728-3491092 (Office), 86-728-3265718 (Home), 86-13707229588 (Cell)
14. [Xinji City, Hebei Province] Mr. Li Zhongxin Arrested
Mr. Li Zhongxin went to his hometown, Nantulukou Village, Guandaoli Township, Jizhou City, Hebei Province, to explain the facts about Falun Gong. He installed speakers at his home to play Falun Gong music. Officials from the township government arrested him and ransacked his home at 10:00 a.m. on March 23, 2008. Mr. Li is presently being held at the township administration compound.
15. [Handan City, Hebei Province] Several Practitioners Arrested
Six practitioners were arrested on March 22, 2008, for explaining the facts about Falun Gong at the Liuxing Village Fair.
16. [Yueyang City, Hunan Province] Evildoings of Policeman Liu Jian
A practitioner in Yueyang City received a phone call at home at 8:00 p.m. on March 18, 2008, and was told to pick up a package at the gate guard's office. The practitioner went and was arrested by Beigang Township Police Station political head Liu Jian.
Liu Jian and another policeman broke into Mr. Yao Dahua's home and arrested him at 11:00 a.m. on March 20, 2008. Mr. Yao is presently being held at the Yueyang City No.1 Detention Center.
Liu Jian, Beigang Township Police Station political head: 86-13575036818
17. [Liaoyang City, Liaoning Province] Mr. Qi Qingyuan's Daughters Forbidden to Visit Him
Sixty-six-year-old Mr. Qi Qingyuan's two daughters went to visit him at the Dongling Prison family on visiting day, March 21, 2008. They had not seen their father for two years because the guards had refused to let them visit every time. That day, guards ordered the two daughters to verbally abuse Master, or else they could not see their father. The elder daughter said, "Falun Dafa is good," and then was pushed out. The younger daughter also did not obey the guards and was carried out of the reception office.
Prison chief: 86-24-24711754
Reception office: 86-24-24711741 Ext. 8064
18. [Xianning City, Hubei Province] The Persecution of Several Practitioners
Personnel from the Xian'an District Police Department arrested Ms. Wan Zhixiu and Ms. Wan Guizhi from Xianning City on March 22, 2008. They are presently being held at the district detention center.
Prior to that, 30-year-old Mr. Hu Wenhe was arrested for distributing truth-clarification materials in Baota Town, the Xian'an District, in February 2008. Personnel from the town's police station first held him at the district detention center and then transferred him to the Tangxunhu Brainwashing Center in Wuhan City.
Policeman Chen, officer responsible: 86-15872830006
19. [Lushuihe City, Jilin Province] Ms. Pang Junyuan Stages a Hunger Strike
Ms. Pang Junyuan was arrested on March 2, 2008, and taken to Sanchazi Detention Center. She has started a hunger strike to protest the illegal detention.
20. [Tancheng County, Shandong Province] Mr. Wu Guangyou and Mr. Zuo Shandong Arrested on March 19, 2008, Are Being Held at the Tancheng County Detention Center
21. [Changsha City, Hunan Province] A Practitioner Went Missing Recently
It has been heard that a 50-year-old female practitioner from Changsha ventured out on the morning of March 21, 2008, and has since disappeared.
22. [Rizhao City, Shandong Province] The Persecution of Ms. Gong Hua
Ms. Gong Hua, 33 years old, is an employee of the Yuhua Factory in Rizhao City. Personnel from the Zhaoyang Street Police Station arrested her near Haiqu Street in Rizhao City the afternoon of March 19, 2008. The police confiscated an MP3 player, an electrical vehicle, and some truth-clarification materials. Ms. Gong was put in the city detention center that night. Her family went to the Donggang District Police Department and requested her release, but was refused. The family went to visit her the afternoon of March 24, 2008, but was denied again.
23. [Beijing] Mr. Hu Youcai Arrested
Personnel from the Miyun County Domestic Security Division broke into Mr. Hu Youcai's home, arrested him, and ransacked the place at 6:00 a.m. on March 13, 2008. They confiscated a satellite dish and a computer. Mr. Hu is presently being held at the county detention center.
Miyun County 610 Office: 86-10-69066494, 86-10-69063629
Tian Yingqiu, 610 Office: 86-13911831318; Zheng Zhizhen: 86-13126709653
Domestic Security Division: 86-10-69063629, 86-10-69063806 Ext. 54001
24. [Heilongjiang Province] Two Practitioners Incarcerated in the Hailin Detention Center
Officials from the Harbin City Forced Labor Camp refused to admit Ms. Li Zhuying and Ms. Chu Xiuling from Hailin City. The two practitioners are being held at the city detention center. Officials in the detention center declared they would put the two practitioners into a forced labor camp as soon as their health improves.
Ban Tinghua, Hailin City Detention Center Law Section: 86-13945336711,
Wang Hongwei, 86-13009791122, 86-453-4336559
25. [Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Ba Lina Arrested
Ms. Bao Lina, 30 years old, is a violinist in the Hegang City Beijing Opera Company. Her child attended school at the Liming Primary School in Hegang City. She did not want to her child to join the Communist Party's Young Pioneers, and the school principal talked with Ms. Bao about that. Ms. Bao was arrested in January 2008.
26. [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Supplemental Information Regarding the Arrests of Ms. Gu Li and Ms. Qiu Shuping
Personnel from the Dengshahe Town Police Station arrested Ms. Gu Li and Ms. Qiu Shuping the afternoon of March 20, 2008. The arrests took place when they were explaining the facts about Falun Gong. The police ransacked their homes at 5:00 p.m. that day.
Ms. Gu was taken to Pulandian Detention Center at 3:30 p.m. the next day, and Ms. Qiu was put in Jinzhou Sanli Detention Center.
Guan Bin, Dengshahe Police Station chief: 86-411-87234477 (Office),
86-13500765293 (Cell), 86-411-87680607 (Home)
Jinzhou 610 Office: 86-411-87837049
27. [Jiangmen City, Guangdong Province] Four Practitioners Arrested
Four practitioners from Hetang Town in the Pengjiang District, Jiangmen City, were arrested toward the end of 2007. They were Ms. Rong Xingnu, Ms. Hu Shuqi and her daughter from Tagang Village, and Ms. Liao Yanyan from Nan Village.
28. [Yinan County, Shandong Province] Mr. Ren Shuquan and Ms. Zhang Meilan and Her Husband Arrested
Mr. Ren Shuquan from Andi Village, Andi Town, Yinan County, was arrested and his home was ransacked on March 3, 2008. Police confiscated 7,900 yuan in cash, a recorder, and a satellite dish. Mr. Ren is presently being held at the county detention center.
Ms. Zhang Meilan and her husband from Nuanquan Village, Andi Town, Yinan County, were arrested and their home was ransacked on March 3, 2008. Ms. Zhang is being held at the county detention center while her husband has been released.
Hu Faqiang, Andi Town Police Station chief in Yinan County: 86-13573991801
Yinan County Police Department chief's office: 86-539-3221007
Li Wenfeng who reported the practitioners: 86-539-3536482
29. [Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province] Ms. Zhao Yufang Arrested
It has been confirmed that Ms. Zhao Yufang has been arrested. Officer Dong Guang from the Xiaolingzi Police Station harassed several practitioners at their homes the night of March 17, 2008.
30. [Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] Ms. Zhang Jia'e Held in the Haizhu District Detention Center
Fifty-year-old Ms. Zhang Jia'e was arrested near Huazhou Street in Guangzhou City the morning of March 13, 2008. Her son and daughter went to Huazhou Police Station to inquire about their mother's situation, and were told that their mother had been sent to the Haizhu District Detention Center (Tel. 86-20-84175682).
31. [Gongzhuling City, Jilin Province] Personnel from the Xiangshui Town Police Station Harass Practitioners
Officers Sun Shaoyou and Wang Yujun from Xiangshui Town Police Station in Gongzhuling City harassed practitioners at their homes on March 18, 2008. They forcibly took practitioners' fingerprints and pictures.
32. [Beijing] Mr. Bai Shaohua Held at the Beijing Forced Labor Bureau Dispatch Center No. 2 Division
Mr. Bai Shaohua was arrested on February 20, 2008, and taken to the Beijing Forced Labor Bureau Dispatch Center's No.2 Division on March 18, 2008. Beijing Forced Labor Committee officials sentenced Mr. Bai to one year of forced labor.
Mr. Bai was previously arrested on a bus in October 2005 and then sentenced to two and a half years of forced labor. Because he staged a protest hunger strike, he was secretly transferred to the Gaoyang Forced Labor Camp in Hebei Province. Mr. Bai eventually became paralyzed as a result of torture and was in dire condition. The labor camp officials were afraid to take responsibility for his becoming ill while in police custody, so they released him.
33. [Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province] Ms. Xiang Chunhua Arrested
Ms. Xiang Chunhua, in her 30s, from Hunan Province, is an accountant working in a a large foreign enterprise in Shenzhen City. She was arrested on March 16, 2008, for distributing truth-clarification materials. Where she is being held is not known.