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Eleven Falun Gong Practitioners in Lingyuan City Arrested

August 18, 2008 |  

(Clearwisdom.net) On the evening of July 19, eleven Falun Gong practitioners, Liu Shufeng, Yun Guolin, Hao Zhenlin, Wang Zhigang, Liu Shulan, Ms Ren, Fan Zhenguo, Yan Zhifu, Gao Fengshan, Zhang You, Pang Qingbai from Sanjiazi and Tianshenghao villages in Lingyuan City, Liaoning province, went to Taohuachi village in Pingfangzi Township, Kazuo County, to distribute truth-clarifying materials. At 3:30 a.m. on July 20, when they were about halfway home, armed police officers arrested them and took them to the Pingfangzi police station.

After they arrived at the police station, one of Falun Gong practitioners, Yun Guolin, was shot twice by police as he tried to escape. He was then handcuffed and beaten with electric batons, rubber clubs, fists, and foot kicks. The police also tortured the other ten practitioners with the electric batons and rubber clubs. All the while, police verbally belittled the Falun Gong practitioners. They were not allowed to eat, drink, or use the restroom. Although the practitioners told the police about the benefits of Falun Gong, they were still beaten and cursed at. When 73-year-old practitioner, Hao Zhenlin shouted "Falun Dafa is good!" and "Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance are good" he was pushed to the ground.

On the morning of July 20, one of the practitioners escaped. The rest were sent to Kazuo county detention center.

On the same day, officers from the Lingyuan Police Department and Shajiazi local police station went to Liu Shufeng's home and arrested his wife, searched the house, and confiscated personal items. Mr. Liu's wife is currently imprisoned in the Lingyuan detention center.

The police also searched most of the other Falun Gong practitioners' homes and confiscated Pang Qingbai's TV receiver.