Additional Persecution News From China - April 20, 2008 (34 Reports)
(Clearwisdom.net) Today's report relates persecution incidents that took place in 28 cities or counties in 13 provinces. Twenty-one Falun Gong practitioners were subjected to brutal mistreatment during detention, and at least 37 practitioners were illegally arrested.
1. [Jiujiang, Jiangxi Province] Ms. Wang Chunmei Illegally Arrested
2. [Liaoning Province] Torture of Practitioners in the 1st Prison Ward at Panjin Prison
The guards at Panjin Prison tortured practitioners mentally and physically. Some practitioners were forced to sit on the tiger bench and some were frequently shocked with electric batons and beaten. Guards appointed criminals to monitor practitioners at all times to prevent them from studying the teachings of Falun Gong and doing the exercises. Practitioners were not allowed to talk to each other and were forced into long hours of hard labor.
In April 2008, practitioner Mr. Zhang Ke refused to acquiesce to the guards' orders and do hard labor. The head of the guards beat and shocked him with electric batons for long hours. Mr. Zhang was severely injured.
The following is a list of practitioners illegally imprisoned in the 1st prison ward at Panjin Prison.
Mr. Lu Guanglin, from Qingyuan County, Fushun City, Liaoning Province, was sentenced to 13 years.
Mr. Bai Rongchun, from Shenyang City, Liaoning Province, was sentenced to 13 years.
Mr. Tian Yunhai, from Dalian City, Liaoning Province, was sentenced to 10 years.
Mr. Song Zhendong, from Dandong City, Liaoning Province, was sentenced to 9 years.
Mr. Jiang Bo, from Dalian City, Liaoning Province, was sentenced to 8 years.
Mr. Shu Zhengqiang, from Dashiqiao, Yingkou City, Liaoning Province, was sentenced to 8 years.
Mr. Zhang Ke, from Shenyang City, Liaoning Province, was sentenced to 7 years.
Mr. Zhang Binli, from Fushun City, Liaoning Province, was sentenced to 7 years.
Mr. Liu Litao, from Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province, was sentenced to 5 years.
Mr. Zhang Zhenxue, from Lingyuan City, Liaoning Province, was sentenced to 4 years.
Mr. Liu Deqing, from Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province, was sentenced to 3 years.
Zhang Guolin, head of the prison wards at Panjin Prison: 86-13390270103
Administrative Office at Panjin Prison: 86-427-5637369
First prison ward of Panjin Prison: 86-427-5630002
3. [Weifang City, Shandong Province] Police Officers Illegally Search and Confiscate Two Practitioners' Properties
Police officers from the Liushan Police Station in Linqu County arrested practitioner Ms. Wang Jinxian from Weijia Village. The police ransacked the practitioners' houses in Liushan Town. The officers confiscated a tape recorder and a CD/DVD player. Ms. Wang is being tortured in Linqu Detention Center.
Chen Xiaobao, Head of the Liushan Police Station: 86-13325261181
4. [Antu City, Jilin Province] Practitioners Ms. Zhang Hongfeng and Mr. Yang Guang Arrested
In the evening of April 14, 2008, Ms. Zhang Hongfeng from Yongtu Township, Antu City, and Mr. Yang Guang from Yanji City were illegally arrested. The police ransacked their homes and confiscated personal property.
5. [Weihai City, Shandong Province] Mr. Cui Guohai Arrested
At 6 a.m. on April 17, 2008, police officers from the Rushan Domestic Security Brigade in Weihai City broke into practitioner Mr. Cui Guohai's house in Cuijia Village, Xiacun Town. The officers arrested Mr. Cui and confiscated personal property.
Mr. Cui is 45 years old. In 2000, he biked to Beijing to appeal for justice for Falun Gong. The police arrested and took him back to Rushan, where he was imprisoned in a detention center. The guards shackled him tightly with wire and beat him.
6. [Shanghai] Practitioner Ms. Jiang Lianying Arrested
Ms. Jiang Lianying from Sitangyi Village, Baoshan District, Shanghai, was imprisoned for three years and six months in 2002 for distributing Falun Gong materials. On January 9, 2008, Ms. Jiang and her husband, also a practitioner, were illegally arrested again.
7. [Shanghai] Practitioners Ms. Zhu Shiying and Ms. Zhu Shimin Arrested
In March 2008, practitioner Ms. Zhu Shiying and her sister Ms. Zhu Shimin went to Chuansha to distribute "truth clarification" materials. The police arrested them, ransacked their homes and confiscated their personal properties.
8. [Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province] Practitioner Ms. Chen Ruiqi Prohibited from Traveling Overseas
In October 2007, practitioner Ms. Chen Ruiqi applied for a travel pass to Hong Kong at the Nanshan District Public Safety Bureau in Shenzhen City. The police denied her application because she was once arrested for practicing Falun Gong. On January 23, 2008, Ms. Chen wanted to visit her daughter in the US who was about to give birth. The police prohibited her from leaving the country.
9. [Qinhuangdao City, Hebei Province] Ms. Luo Arrested
Ms. Luo, 59, is from Qinhuangdao City. At 11 a.m. on April 17, 2008, she was arrested for sending text messages saying "Falun Dafa is good." Police ransacked her home and confiscated her printer and cell phone.
10. [Zhulan City, Jilin Province] Mr. Niu Yuhui and Ms. Li Shuyan Arrested
In the morning on April 17, 2008, officers from Tiande Police Station in Qingfeng Township, Shulan city, arrested Mr. Niu Yuhui and detained him in the Nanshan Detention Center. The police confiscated his computer and printer. Currently heis on a hunger strike to protest his illegal arrest.
In the morning on April 17, 2008, officers from Jishu Police Station in Shulan City arrested Ms. Li Shuyan and confiscated her computer and personal belongings.
11. [Qitaihe City, Heilongjiang Province] Mr. Cong Zhanqing on a Hunger Strike
Ms. Cong Zhanqing has been on a hunger strike for quite some time and her health is very poor. Ms. Cong from Qitaihe City was illegally arrested. She is now in the Qitaihe City People's Hospital. The police refused to grant compassionate medical leave for treatment.
12. [Benxi City, Liaoning Province] Ms. Zhan Fengqin Arrested
Police arrested Ms. Zhan Fengqin and detained her in the Benxi City Detention Center.
13. [Mudanjiang City, Heilongjiang Province] Practitioners Mr. Gong Chengge and Mr. Zhao Jianguo Arrested
On April 11, 2008, Mr. Zhao Jianguo from Mudanjiang City was arrested. In the morning on April 17, 2008, Mr. Gong Chengge from Mudanjiang City were also arrested and detained in the Muling City Detention Center.
14. [Yushu City, Jilin Province] More Details about Ms. Li Yanhui's Arrest
At 9:30 a.m. on April 17, 2008, police officers from No. 8 Township Police Station and the Hongxing Police Station went to 72-year-old Mr. Li Shicheng's house and arrested him and his daughter, Ms. Li Yanhui. Mr. Li was released the same day after paying a fine of 1,000 yuan. Ms. Li was taken to a detention center and tortured. Currently Ms. Li is on a hunger strike.
15. [Yanji City, Jilin Province] Practitioner Ms. Cui Yuzi Illegally Arrested
On April 16, 2008, police officers arrested Ms. Cui Yuzi from Yanji City and confiscated her computer and printer.
16. [Heilongjiang Province] Additional Details about the Torture of Mr. Tian Guomin, Ms. Gu Yufen, Ms. Lin Zehua, and Ms. Song Jixiu
Police from the Shuangyashan City Public Safety Bureau and staff from Hongxinglong Farm arrested Ms. Tian Guomin, Ms. Gu Yufen, Ms. Lin Zehua, and Ms. Song Jixiu from Hongxinglong Farm on October 1, 2007. Mr. Tian and Ms. Lin were detained in the Shuangyashan City Detention Center and Ms. Gu and Ms. Song in the Administrative Bureau of Hongxinglong Farm. Recently, Mr. Tian and Ms. Lin were transferred to the Farm Administrative Bureau Detention Center. The Youyi County Court sentenced them to four and seven years respectively and transferred them to Harbin Prison.
17. [Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province] Ms. Jin Sufen Arrested
Officers from the Jingye Police Station in Guta District arrested Ms. Jin Sufen in March 2008 when she was delivering "truth clarification" materials. Ms. Jin is now detained at the Jinzhou City Detention Center.
18. [Hegang City, Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Liu Xiyun Arrested
Ms. Liu Xiyun from Xing'an District was arrested on February 27, 2008, and some of her personal property was confiscated.
19. [Qihe County, Shandong Province] County Police Harass Ms. Lv Guifeng
On March 31, 2008, Ms. Huang Yuping was arrested. The same day a county police officer called practitioner Ms. Lv Guifeng's home and harassed her family. On April 8, 2008, three plainclothes police officers came to Ms. Lv's home and threatened her. On April 16, 2008, two plainclothes officers harassed Ms. Lv again and confiscated a MP3 player and Dafa books.
20. [Wucheng County, Shandong Province] Ms. Zhang Xiuling Arrested
In the afternoon on April 18, 2008, many police officers from the Wucheng County Public Safety Bureau came to 50-year-old Ms. Zhang Xiuling's home and arrested her. The police detained her in Wucheng Detention Center.
21. [Wuji County, Hebei Province] Mr. Si Menggang Sentenced to Forced Labor
On April 3, 2008, police from Chengguan Town, Wuji County, arrested Mr. Si Menggang and sentenced him to a year and six months of forced labor. On April 18, 2008, Mr. Si was taken to Shijiazhuang Forced Labor Camp.
22. [Yingyang City, Henan Province] Many Practitioners Arrested
At 7 a.m. on April 15, 2008, police officers from the Yingyang City 610 Office and the Domestic Security Brigade went to Liuhe Township, Yingyang City, and arrested seven practitioners. One was taken to the Sanlizhuang Detention Center and the others to the Sunzhai Detention Center.
23. [Weifang City, Shandong Province] Ms. Xing Xialong Arrested
Ms. Xing Xiaoling was "illegally arrested" on April 18, 2008
24. [Qi County, Henan Province] Practitioner Mr. Zhang Yanbin Arrested
On April 1, 2008, Mr. Zhang Yanbin from Qi County, his son, and son-in-law (not a practitioner) went to Yongnian County, Hebei Province. On their way home, when passing through the Guantao County, Handan area, local police stopped them and found Falun Gong materials in their car. The three were immediately taken to the Guantao County Detention Center in Hebei Province. The police confiscated their car. Their family demanded their release many times, but without success.
The Guantao County Detention Center in Hebei Province: 86-310-2823766
The Public Safety Bureau: 86-310-2821059
25. [Dengzhou City, Henan Province] Ms. Jia Qingmin Arrested
Ms. Jia Qingmin from Dengzhou City was arrested on April 14, 2008, when she was distributing truth clarification materials in Jiasong Town, Zhenping County, Henan Province. She is now being held in the Dengzhou City Detention Center.
26. [Chongqing City, Sichuan Province] Ms. Liu Guangzhen and Her Two Brothers Arrested
Ms. Liu Guangzhen, in her 50s, is a retired teacher from Chengjian Collage in Chongqing. On April 10, 2008, Ms. Liu and her two brothers drove to the Dadukou area. Local police arrested them and forced her brother to take them to her home. The police ransacked her home and confiscated her car. Ms. Liu and her two brothers are detained in the Dadukou District Detention Center.
27. [Baoji City, Shanxi Province] Ms. Yu Jinling Arrested
Ms. Yu Jinling from Baoji City was arrested when distributing Falun Gong truth clarification materials. Police from Chencang District, Baoji City, took her to the Chencang District Detention Center and tortured her. The police later ransacked her home and confiscated Falun Dafa materials.
28. [Bangbu City, Anhui Province] Mr. Huang Andong Arrested
Mr. Huang Andong, 40, from Bangbu City was a physics teacher at the Hubin Experimental School in Bangbu City. On March 5, 2008, a dozen police officers from the Bangshan Police Station broke into his house and arrested him. The police ransacked his home and confiscated personal property. Mr. Huang is currently detained at the Bangbu City 1st Detention Center.
29. [Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] Ms. Zou Danyu Arrested
Ms. Zou Danyu was arrested on April 15, 2008.
30. [Hengyang City, Hunan Province] Ms. Chen Qinghua Arrested
Police officers from Zhuzhou City and Hengyang City arrested Ms. Chen Qinghua from Hengyang City at work on April 16, 2008.
31. [Huolinguole City, Inner Mongolia] Practitioners Arrested and Money Extorted
Ms. Ji Junying from Huolinguole was distributing truth clarification materials on April 3, 2008, in Wushijiazi Town, Balinyouqixi County. Police from the Wushijiazi Town Police Station arrested her. The police also arrested her husband and brother and confiscated two of her cars. The police extorted 20,000 yuan from her family before the three were released.
At 1 p.m. on April 13, 2008, Ms. Zhao Guiyun, 70, from Huolinguole City was distributing truth clarification materials. The police arrested her and detained her for two hours.
32. [Tianjin City] Ms. LvLanzhi Arrested
Practitioner Ms. Lv Lanzhi, who lives on Fumin Rd. in Hedong District, was arrested on April 10, 2008. Her house was ransacked and personal property confiscated.
33. [Tianjin City] Ms. Guo Xiufen Arrested
In the afternoon on April 16, 2008, police officers from the Erhaoqiao Police Station of Hedong Police Bureau in Tianjin broke into Ms. Guo Xiufen's house. The police ransacked her home and confiscated her Falun Dafa books. At 8 p.m., they broke in Ms. Guo's house again and arrested her. Ms. Guo is now detained in the Hedong Police Bureau Detention Center.
34. [Benxi City, Liaoning Province] Hengren County Police Harasses Practitioners
Recently the Hengren County police have been using the excuse of "a safe Olympics" to harass practitioner Mr. Ren by phone. The police also tried to force Mr. Ren's son to go to the police station to sign a statement to renounce Falun Gong.