(Clearwisdom.net) On the afternoon of May 24, 2008, three Falun Gong practitioners from Shenyang City, Liaoning Province, including Mr. Yan Hongwei and Ms. Zu Liming, were illegally arrested by officers from the Shenyang City Police Department. Their homes were searched, as well.

Mr. Yan Hongwei, who is in his forties, used to live in the Dafuyuan Community, Heping District, Shenyang City. Before the start of the persecution in 1999, he was the coordinator of the Shenyang City practice site. Due to the persecution, he spent three years in a prison from 2000-2003. Mr. Yan was arrested again recently, though he was working in another province for a long time. He had returned to Shenyang City to visit his family for the weekend and to see fellow practitioners in Faku County. He was arrested while he was meeting with fellow practitioners. His home was searched, although the police officers did not find anything. They confiscated his computer anyway.

Ms. Zu Liming, 49, a construction budget analyst, was arrested on the same day. She lives in the Beihang Community, Huanggu District, Shenyang City. Her husband Mr. Miao Qisheng had died as a result of persecution at the hands of police officers of the Xianggong Police Station on May 14, 2002. After Mr. Miao's death, she and her young son led a hard life. Chinese Communist Party (CCP) agents threatened her with arrest if she ever raised questions regarding Mr. Miao's death. Since then, she has been monitored and illegally arrested repeatedly. Her home was searched many times.

On the afternoon of May 24, 2008, after arresting Ms. Zu, police officers opened her door with a master key. Her son Miao Mengmeng happened to be at home then. He shouted loudly to expose the police officers that were breaking in, at which point they fled. They returned later with some of Miao Mengmeng's relatives, whom they had pressured into coming along, and tricked him into opening the door. When Mengmeng shouted out again, they fled without searching his home.

Additional reports indicate that a third practitioner from Faku County, who may have been the coordinator of the Faku County practice site before the persecution began, was also arrested. He was sentenced to three years in prison.

The three practitioners are being detained in a brainwashing center called the "Legal System School" of Zhangshi Forced Labor Camp in Shenyang City. The police officers boasted that they are "getting serious" with Mr. Yan Hongwei. On or around May 26, 2008, a CCP agent named Zhong Yongkang came to Shenyang City and threatened to arrest 50 practitioners.

Huanghe Police Station in Huanggu District: 86-24-86262709