Additional Persecution News from China - July 19, 2008 (58 Reports)
(Clearwisdom.net) Today's News from China includes incidents of persecution that took place in 40 cities or counties in 16 provinces. In this report, 27 practitioners were subjected to brutal mistreatment during their detention and at least 64 practitioners were illegally arrested.
1. [Yinan County, Shandong Province] Four Practitioners Including Mr. Liu Changde Sentenced to Prison or Forced Labor
At the end of May 2008, four practitioners from Shuanghou Town, Yinan County, were arrested by police officers from the Yinan County 610 Office. At the beginning of July, 2008, after suffering inhuman torture, they were sentenced to prison. Mr. Liu Changde from Shangliang Village was sentenced to three years of imprisonment; Mr. Pang Zhihua to three years of forced labor; Mr. Liu Naiyan from Dongsuo Village, one year and three months of forced labor; and Ms. Liu Naizhi, one year of forced labor.
2. [Linshui County, Sichuan Province] Ms. Meng Rufang Arrested
On July 8, 2008, Ms. Meng Rufang, was reported to the police and arrested while she was clarifying the truth in Changtan Township. At present, she is detained in the Linshui County Detention Center.
3. [Pingquan County, Hebei Province] Ms. Yuan Xiaoping Arrested
At about 10:00 p.m. on July 13, 2008, police officers from the State Security Division and Officer Wang Yuge (male) of the Security of Shangtaizi Village broke into Ms. Yuan Xiaoping's home, seized an MP3 player and arrested her. Ms. Yuan has not been released.
4. [Pingquan County, Hebei Province] Ms. Li Fengyun Sentenced to Forced Labor
On April 14, 2008, Ms. Li Fengyun was arrested. In late May 2008, she was sentenced to forced labor and taken to the Tangshan City Forced Labor Camp by police officers from the State Security Division.
5. [Qinhuangdao City, Hebei Province] Mr. Liu Fusheng Arrested
At about 5:00 p.m. on July 17, 2008, Mr. Liu Fusheng was arrested by police officers from the State Security Division while he was distributing truth-clarification materials in the Binhe Community.
6. [Jixi City, Heilongjiang Province] Mr. Niu Rongming Arrested
Mr. Niu Rongming, about 40 years old, is self-employed. At about 1:00 a.m. on July 13, 2008,
he was arrested by security officers while he was posting truth-clarification materials. Afterwards, three or four police officers searched his home and seized one book and more than 1, 000 yuan in cash. The police and security officers were about to seize other things, but were stopped by his 72-year-old mother. At present, Mr. Niu is detained in No. 2 Detention Center in Jixi City.
7. [Hailin City, Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Xu Ying, Mr. Xu Yongwen, and Ms.Chen Guiqing Arrested
At about 5:00 p.m. on July 17, 2008, Ms. Xu Ying, her father, Mr. Xu Yongwen, and her aunt, Ms. Chen Guiqing were arrested at Mr. Xu's home by police officers from the State Security Division.
8. [Shenzhou City, Hebei Province] Mr. Zhang Qunkao and Mr. Song Yingdong Arrested
At about 1:00 p.m. on July 16, 2008, Mr. Zhang Qunkao and Mr. Song Yingdong, practitioners from Huchi Township, were arrested and taken to the Shenzhou City Detention Center by more than 20 police officers from the Huchi Township Police Station. Their families were prohibited from seeing them. Police seized a tape recorder, some Dafa materials, Dafa books, and photographs of the founder of Falun Gong from Mr. Zhang's home, along with a TV, two DVD players, some Dafa materials, Dafa books, and photos of the founder of Falun Gong from Mr. Song's home.
9. [Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province] Supplementary Information on the Arrest of Mr. Liu Xuezhi
On July 2, 2008, Mr. Liu Xuezhi was arrested by police officers from the Linghe Police Department and the Longjiang Police Station. They seized 40 CDs, a card punch machine and two copies of "Minghui Weekly."
10. [Pengzhou City, Sichuan Province] Mr. Wen Changping, Mr. Shi Liangping, and Ms. Jiang Qunhua Arrested
At about 9:00 p.m. on July 15, 2008, more than 20 police officers from Mengyang Town 610 Office broke into the homes of Mr.Wen Changping, Mr. Shi Liangping, and Ms. Jiang Qunhua, and arrested them. Officers also seized a copy of Zhuan Falun from Ms. Jiang's home, along with Dafa books, a satellite TV receiver, some banners, and about 10,000 yuan in cash.
Yang Huajian (male), director of Mengyang Town Police Station: 86-13668177708
Liao Zhanhua (male): 86-13568815037
11. [Sichuan Province] Lewumaping Prison Extended Mr. Jiang Yunhong's Detention Term
Mr. Jiang Yunhong was sentenced to three years of imprisonment and is detained in the Lewumaping Prison. His term will end on July 26, 2008. However, the prison extended his term by six months using the excuse that he did not stay at home when he was released for medical treatment.
12. [Beijing] Mr. and Mrs. Lu Shifu Arrested
The night of July 10, 2008, Mr. and Mrs. Lu Shifu, who live at No. 3 Building, Longxiang Road, were arrested by officers from the Huayuan Road Police Station and the local 610 Office. Mr. and Mrs. Lu were taken to the Qinghe Detention Center. The police seized their computer.
Officer Wang, the person involved in this case: 86-13911930847
13. [Fushun City, Liaoning Province] Mr. Gao Jian Sentenced to Forced Labor
Mr. Gao Jian, about 40 years old, was arrested in late June 2008. At first he was detained in the Fushun City Detention Center, but recently he was sentenced to forced labor and taken to the Fushun City Forced Labor Camp.
Fushun City Forced Labor Camp Office: 86-413-4630032
Political division: 86-413-4659764
14. [Yantai City, Shandong Province] Ms. Wang Chuanhong and Ms. Sheng Fenghua Arrested
At about 9:00 p.m. on July 17, 2008, Ms. Wang Chuanhong and Ms. Sheng Fenghua, practitioners from Fushan District, Yantai City, were arrested while distributing truth-clarification materials. At present, they are detained in the Menlou Town Police Station in Fushan District.
15. [Nanchang County, Jiangxi Province] Ms. Wei Ximei and Ms. Tao Genxiu Arrested
At about 4:00 p.m. on July 3, 2008, police officers from Nanchang County arrested two practitioners in Chenghu Park and took them to a detention center. Ms. Wei Ximei is 72 years old, and Ms. Tao Genxiu is 43 years old. They held a protest hunger strike while in the detention center and became extremely weak. Later, they were released.
During the detention, Dai Minhua (female), director of the guards, poured cold water on Ms. Tao twice and specifically targeted her left ear. She also beat Ms. Wei with a fly-swatter on her head, hands, body, and legs until she was severely bruised.
16. [Weifang City, Shandong Province] Police Plotted to Arrest Mr. Sun Bohua Without Success
At about 5:30 a.m. on July 9, 2008, six or seven police officers from the Weicheng District broke into Mr. Sun Bohua's home. At that time, his son was at home. The police seized photos of the founder of Falun Gong, three copies of Zhuan Falun, a tape recording of Lectures in Guangzhou, truth-clarification materials, and CDs. Because Mr. Sun was not at home, the police failed to arrest him.
17. [Neihuang County, Henan Province] Mr. Wang Fawang Arrested
Mr. Wang Fawang from Chuwang Town, Neihuang County, was born in October, 1957. He is a math teacher at the Teacher's Advanced Study School. At about 11:30 a.m. on July 9, 2008, Mr. Wang was arrested by Xie Guien (male) from the State Security Division. The police seized his computer and some personal property. He is in Neihuang County Detention Center.
Neihuang County Police Department: 86-372-7726625
State Security Division in Neihuang County: 86-372-7726625
18. [Yinan County, Shandong Province] Supplementary Information on the Abuse of Mr. Zu Yu
Mr. Zu Yu, 41, is from Shuangquanyuzi Village, Mamuchi Township, Yinan County. In 2000, he was sentenced to three years of forced labor. At about 7:00 p.m. on June 27, 2008, Guo Jing (male), director of the Hongwei Township Police Station, suddenly broke into Mr. Zu's home and arrested him.
Later, Ma Chenglong (male), director of the State Security Division, searched his home and seized a satellite TV receiver, truth-clarification materials, two tape recorders, a DVD player, a CD of the Lectures in Guangzhou, a CD of Teaching the Fa in Australia, two photographs of the founder of Falun Gong, a CD player, all his Dafa books, phone books, TV remotes, a printer, more than ten boxes of staples, a brand-new stapler, a paper cutter, and some printer ink.
19. [Beijing] Ms. Yang Chun Forced to Be Homeless, Her Retirement Pension Suspended
Ms. Yang Chun, 55, is retired. For many years she has been frequently harassed. From April 2002 to October 2003, she served one and a half years of forced labor. On the night of February 24, 2006, she narrowly escaped police officers who came to arrest her. For two and a half years she has been homeless and has gotten by on her scanty retirement pension. Her pension has now been suspended in order to entrap her.
Yuan Sue (female), CCP secretary of the City and Countryside Comprehensive Department Community in Nanmofang Township: 86-13810235438
Feng Jian (male), the 610 Office in Nanmofang Township: 86-13366306692
20. [Pengzhou City, Sichuan Province] Ms. Yin Xianju Arrested
At about 8:00 a.m. on July 17, 2008, officers from the Fanjiang Road Police Station broke into Ms. Yin Xianju's home and searched it without a warrant. They seized truth-clarification materials, Dafa books and portraits of the founder of Falun Gong and arrested Ms. Yin, who was taking care of her grandson. She is detained at the Fanjiang Road Police Station. Her family does not know her current situation.
21. [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Forty-year-old Mr. Yang Jiamin Arrested at Home in the Middle of the Night on July 15, 2008
22. [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Ms. Gao Bizhen Taken to Yangyuan Brainwashing Center in Wuhan City
On July 15, 2008, police officers from Xingan Police Station, Yuhua District, broke into the homes of Mr. Wang Sijin, Ms. Ren Caiyun, Mr. Mu Qingfu, Mr. Li Baorong, and Mr. Wang Jixoang to harass and arrest them. They seized Dafa books, truth-clarification materials, and CDs. Ms. Li Baorong's husband, who is not a practitioner, was arrested when he tried to stop the police from searching his home. The police then went to Ms. Gui Fang's home located in another village. Ms. Gui resisted them with righteous thoughts and they left after seizing Dafa books.
23. [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Ms. Gao Bizhen Taken to Yangyuan Brainwashing Center in Wuhan City
At about 10:00 p.m. on July 14, 2008, Ms. Gao Bizhen from Wuchang District, Wuhan City, went out to clarify the truth, but she failed to return. On July 16, 2008, her family learned that she had been arrested and taken to Yangyuan Brainwashing Center in Wuhan City.
24. [Ziyang City, Sichuan Province] Supplementary Information on Arrest of Ms. Li Shulan
Ms. Li Shulan works at the Nan Cun Vehicle Company in Ziyang City. At about 9:00 p.m. on July 2, 2008, she was arrested and her home was searched by officers from the Ziyang City Police Department. The police seized Dafa books and cash with truth-clarification information printed on it. Ms. Li is detained at the Ziyang City Detention Center.
25. [Xishui County, Guizhou Province] Mr. Xiao Erxian, Teacher at Yuhuai Middle School, and Principal Mr. Wu Shengying Arrested
On July 12, 2008, Mr. Xiao Erxian, a teacher at the Yuhuai Middle School in Xishui County, and Mr. Wu Shengying, the principal of the school, went to Erlang Township to recruit students for the next semester of classes. They were arrested by the local police and their homes were searched. Their whereabouts are unknown.
26. [Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] Mr. Chen Changyuan Arrested When He Was Distributing Truth-clarification Materials
On the morning of July 16, 2008, Mr, Chen Changyuan was arrested by police officers from the Xiqu Police Station when he was distributing truth-clarification materials in the Shunjiang Community, Xicheng District, Chengdu City. He is now in the Pi County Detention Center.
27. [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Mr. Yang Guomin Sentenced to Forced Labor, His Term Is Up at the End of August 2008
Mr. Yang Guomin has been detained in Hewan Forced Labor Camp in Wuhan City and has been subjected to abuse for one year. His term will end on August 30, 2008. Recently, several practitioners have been sent to Hewan Forced Labor Camp.
28. [Chongqing City] The Current Situation of Mr. Tang Yi and Mr. Wang Zhihai Held in Xishanping Forced Labor Camp
Since Mr. Tang Yi was taken to Xishanping Forced Labor Camp, he has been holding a hunger strike to protest the persecution.
Mr. Wang Zhihai was beaten by criminal inmates in the labor camp and developed hypertension and dizziness. His family requested his release, but the labor camp officials refused, using the Olympic Games as an excuse.
29. [Macheng City, Hubei Province] Mr. Ye Zhengwang Arrested Again
Mr. Ye Zhengwang, a practitioner from Songfu Town, Macheng City, was arrested on June 19, 2008, and detained for 15 days. Police officers extorted 1,450 yuan from his family and released him on July 4, 2008. On July 14, 2008, ten days after he had returned home, he was arrested again and taken to the Hubei Province Brainwashing Center.
30. [Ruichang City, Jiangxi Province] Supplementary Information on the Arrests of Several Practitioners
Around June 20, 2008, Ms. Li Bingli was arrested. Her whereabouts are unknown.
At about 4:00 p.m. on June 23, 2008, the director of the Quichang City 610 Office broke into Ms. Wang Jinlian's home, arrested her, and searched her home twice. Since Ms. Wang is disabled and cannot take care of herself, her two daughters and her sister followed her the whole time. The police extorted 2,000 yuan from her daughters and released her at 10:00 p.m. the same day.
At about 1:00 p.m. on June 25, 2008, Ms. Song Jiying went to visit Ms. Wang and was arrested by police officers monitoring her home. At about 4:00 p.m. on the same day, the police searched Ms. Song's home, and arrested Ms. Qi Xiaorui, who was visiting Ms. Song. The police extorted 3,000 yuan from Ms. Song's family and released her from Baobaoshan Detention Center on July 11, 2008. Ms. Qi is still detained in the Baobaoshan Detention Center and is being subjected to abuse.
Zhou Zuolin (male), director of Quichang City 610 Office: 86-792-4236106 (Office), 86-792-4213363 (Home), 86-13507923408 (Cell)
Fan Kang (male), director of the State Security Division in Ruichang City: 86-792-4236121 (Office), 07924223066 (Home), 86-13807922408 (Cell)
31. [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Four Practitioners Still Detained in Fanjiatai Prison, Their Families Deprived of Visiting Rights
On March 10, 2003, Ms. Xie Fengyi, Mr. Yu Ganghai, Mr. Liu Shuisheng, and Mr. Xu Jianjun were arrested for making truth-clarification materials. Later, they were transferred to the Dongxihu Detention Center and detained for nine months. During an illegal interrogation, they were tortured, and so-called evidence was extorted from them. In mid-December 2003, without their families involvement, they were sentenced. Mr. Xu Jianjun, 50, was sentenced to 13 years of imprisonment; Mr. Yu Ganghai, 63, to nine years of imprisonment; Mr. Xie Fengyi, 70, eight years; and Mr. Liu Shuisheng; eight years. They are still in Fanjiatai Prison and their families have been deprived of visiting rights.
32. [Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia] Ms. Ding Xiurong Detained in Dongcheng Detention Center
Ms. Ding Xiurong is about 50 years old. In 2005, she was followed and monitored by the police, which forced her to become homeless. Ms. Ding has been missing since the beginning of July 2008. Recently, her family learned that she was in Dongcheng Detention Center in Hongshan District.
33. [Zhengzhou City, Henan Province] Ms. Li Xia, Mr. Pan, and Ms. Huang Li Arrested
On July 10, 2008, Ms. Li Xia, Mr. Pan, and their son and daughter were arrested at home by officers from the 27 Police Department and detained at an unknown location. The son and daughter were released the next day
On the same day, Ms. Huang Li was arrested at home by officers from the 27 Police Department. Her whereabouts are unknown.
34. [Yakeshi City, Inner Mongolia] Mr. Guo Changsuo Taken to a Brainwashing Center after His Forced Labor Term Ended
35. [Qiyang County, Hunan Province] Ms. Yang Jianxiu Arrested
At about 7:00 a.m. on July 5, 2008, Ms. Yang Jianxiu was intercepted by two men riding a motorcycle when she was distributing truth-clarification materials in Baihua Community on Taozhu Road. She was taken to the Military Department in Qiyang County. The next day she was transferred to the Qiyang County Police Station. This is the third time that local practitioners have been arrested since February 2008.
36. [Xuchang City, Henan Province] Ms. Feng Jianhua Arrested While Clarifying the Truth
At about 7:30 a.m. on July 16, 2008, Ms. Feng Jianhua, over 30 years old, was reported when she was clarifying the truth to two middle school students. She was arrested by officers from the Dingzhuang Township Police Station. At present, her whereabouts are unknown.
37. [Luzhou City, Sichuan Province] Ms. Luo Huishu Arrested at Home
Ms. Luo Huishu, 60, is from the No. 1 Team, Baita Village, Shipeng Town, Jiangyang District, Luzhou City. On the morning of July 15, 2008, she was arrested at home by officers from the Shipeng Town Police Station, and her home was searched. She has not been released.
38. [Panzhihua City, Sichuan Province] Mr. Wen Yuechao's Home Searched after Being Arrested
After Mr. Wen Yuechao was arrested, on July 14, 2008, his home was searched. His computer, printer, and ink were confiscated.
39. [Changsha City, Hunan Province] Ms. He Xianggu Still Detained in Hunan Province Brain Hospital
In early July, Ms. He Xianggu exhibited symptoms of severe ill health, including convulsions. Previously, she had held a hunger strike to protest the persecution and became extremely ill. She depended on infusions to sustain her life. Officers from Baimalong Forced Labor Camp took her to the Chemical Industry Hospital for treatment. The police informed her workplace, the Hunan Province Mother and Child Health Care Hospital, and her relatives to come and get her.
However, her employer conspired with the Changsha City 610 Office and instead, Ms. He was transferred to the Hunan Province Brain Hospital on July 10, 2008. She has been held there secretly, and her family has been prohibited from seeing her.
40. [Beijing City] Mr. Liu Kexiang and His Wife, Ms. Liu Cuiying, Arrested
At about 10:00 a.m. on July 10, 2008, Xiao Chunming (male), a police officer from the State Security Division in Miyun County, broke into Mr. Liu Kexiang's home and seized Dafa books and CDs. Mr. Liu and his wife, Ms. Liu Cuiying, were arrested and taken to a detention center. They were released the next day.
41. [Chengde City, Hebei Province] Mr. Zhang Fengxiang and His Wife, Ms. Yu Cailian, Recently Arrested
42. [Fuping County, Hebei Province] Local Practitioners' ID Cards Seized
Officers from the Fuping County Police Station and staff members of the township, town, and village government went to local practitioners' homes and seized their ID cards. On the afternoon of July 15, 2008, Ms Fan Xifeng's ID card was seized by her village government representative. Ms. Yang Yanchun's ID card was seized and she was harassed. To avoid further persecution, she left home. On the afternoon of July 15, 2008, an elderly female practitioner from Dongjiakou Village was arrested.
43. [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Ms. Jiang Dianhui Still Detained after Term Ends
In June 2006, Ms. Jiang Dianhui was arrested at home by officers from the Weixing Road Police Station and sentenced to one and a half years of forced labor. She was taken to Heizuizi Women's Forced Labor Camp. When her family members went to pick her up on June 6, 2008, they were told that her term would be extended for another month since she refused to be "transformed". One month later, when her family members requested her release again, Ms. Jiang was still not released.
44. [Guan County, Shandong Province] Police Officers Plotted to Arrest Ms. Wang Shuhua without Success
At about 9:00 a.m. on July 11, 2008, police officers from Guan County drove to the residence area of Liaocheng University in two police cars and broke into Ms. Wang Shuhua's home. They tired to arrest her, but she escaped with righteous thoughts and has been forced to become homeless. The officers seized Dafa books, photographs of the founder of Falun Gong, and CDs.
45.[Chengde City, Hebei Province] Sixty-year-old Ms. Zhao Jinxiu Arrested the Night of July 13, 2008
46.[Jinan City, Shandong Province] Mr. Chen Qiuyu Holding a Hunger Strike to Protest Being Detained and Brainwashed
47.[Hengshui City, Hebei Province] Several Practitioners Harassed, Mr. Yang Li and Ms. Deng Qiuying Arrested and Their Homes Searched
At about 12:00 p.m. on July 15, 2008, Mr. Yang Li, 50, from Dayangzhuang Village, Doucun Township, Wuqiang County, was arrested. Ms. Deng Qiuying from the same village was also arrested. They were first taken to Doucun Township. Their homes were searched. Their families lost contact with them on the afternoon of July16, 2008. Recently, several practitioners in Wuqiang County have been harassed. Some have been followed and monitored for an entire day.
48. [Zunhua City, Hebei Province] Ms. Wu Shuxian Arrested on July 16, 2008
49. [Zhangjiakou City, Hebei Province] Five Practitioners from Wanquan County
Arrested and Their Homes Searched
On the afternoon of June 20, 2008, Ms. Yang Aiping and Ms. Song Meilan were arrested at home in Anjiabao Village. Mr. Yang Yiqiang was arrested at his workplace. Ms. Guo Xiurong was arrested on the street of Guojiabao Village.
Dafa books, two TVs, two VCD players, two satellite TV receivers, one antenna, two printers, and three computers were seized from the practitioners' homes. Ms. Yang Aiyun was arrested the night of June 20, 2008.
50. [Renqiu City, Hebei Province] Mr. Ma Simin, Employed in Records Center, Arrested More Than 20 Days Ago
51. [Leling City, Shandong Province] Ms. Huang Xiulan Arrested
At about 10:00 a.m. on July 16, 2008, Zhang Wenjie(male) from the Leling City 610 Office broke into Ms. Huang Xuilan's home in Wujia Village, Huangjia Town, and arrested her. She is being detained in Leling City. Her computer, printer, and CD-burner were seized. Her school-age son was left at home alone.
52. [Luoyang City, Henan Province] Supplementary Information on the Arrest of Mr. Li Jingke
On June 15, 2008, Mr. Li Jingke was arrested by police officers from the State Security Division of Gaoxin Police Department and detained in Mangshan Detention Center. On June 24, 2008, his arrest was approved. As of now, his family has not been allowed to see him.
Zhang Nianpu (male), director of State Security Division of Gaoxin Police Department, in charge of this case: 86-15837955419
53. [Laishui County, Hebei Province] Ms. Xu Xiuqin Arrested
In early June 2008, police officers broke into Ms. Xu Xiuqin's home in Nanjiantou Village, and seized a satellite TV receiver, a DVD player, some Dafa books, and truth-clarification materials. Ms. Xu escaped being arrested. Several days later, the officers broke into her home again and arrested her. She is now in the Llaishui County Detention Center.
54. [Beijing] Sixty-year-old Ms. Cui Shumei Arrested
55. [Jinan City, Shandong Province] Ms. Zhang Yan Arrested
On the night of July 16, 2008, Ms. Zhang Yan received a phone call from the residential office, telling her that her car had been hit. When she opened the door, two officers from the Dongguang Street Police Station came in and arrested her. Her whereabouts are unknown.
56. [Huaibei City, Anhui Province] Several Practitioners Recently Arrested
On about July 10, 2008, Ms. Li Guiying and Ms. Huang Siling were arrested by Wu Fabao (male), a police officer from the State Security Division in Sixi County.
On July 13,2008, Mr. Zhou Mingxian and Mr. Zhang Weimin from Sixi County were arrested and their homes were searched. Mr. Zhang's computer, truth-clarification materials, and 5,000 yuan were seized. His wife, who is also a practitioner, jumped down from the second floor and escaped arrest. Ms. Zhao Xinyun from Huaibei City was arrested at home by the local police.
57. [Jilin Province] Leaders of Petrochemical Company Detained Mr. Li Guangjun on the Morning of July 15, 2008, Using the Olympic Games as an Excuse
Yang Yuxing (male), CCP Secretary of a workshop in the company: 86-13624323935
Song Zhanfeng (male), director of the workshop: 86-13844608586, 86-432-3950850 (Home), 86-432-3981775 (Office)
58. [Jinan City, Shandong Province] Four Practitioners Including Mr. Zhang Xingwu Arrested
At 10:00 p.m. on July 16, 2008, officers pried open the door of Professor Zhang Xinwu's home and took him and his wife, Ms. Liu Pinjie, to Weijiazhuang Police Station. Mr. Zhang was held in custody and then transferred to Zhonggong Detention Center. Ms. Liu is still being detained at the police station. Their family has been prohibited from seeing them.
At about 11:00 p.m. on July 16, 2008, plainclothes officers from Jinan City knocked on Ms. Luo Xiufang's door with the intent to enter by force. Mr. Luo refused to open the door. At around 3:00 a.m. after a standoff, the officers knocked out a window and broke in. Ms. Luo and her daughter were arrested. Ms. Luo's husband, Mr. Sun Fuzhou, happened to be out of town and escaped being arrested.