Additional Persecution News from China - January 22, 2009 (14 Reports)
(Clearwisdom.net) Today's News from China includes incidents of persecution that took place in 23 cities or counties in 7 provinces. In this report, 14 practitioners were subjected to mistreatment during their detention and at least 4 practitioners were illegally arrested.
1. [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Ms. Liu Yuejing Remains in Custody at Erdaopeng Brainwashing Center
2. [Yongqing County, Hebei Province] Ms. Shi Yanru Secretly Taken to Shijiazhuang Forced Labor Camp
3. [Yichun City, Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Liu Ping's Whereabouts Are Unknown after Being Transferred to Daxing No. 1 Detention Center
Ms. Liu Ping, 51, is from Jinshantun District, Yichun City, Heilongjiang Province. She was working odd jobs in Beijing. At 4:00 a.m. on September 13, 2008 she was turned in to the police while going out to post and distribute leaflets with contents that exposed the persecution. The police subsequently searched her home. They confiscated brochures and hundreds of DVDs. Ms. Liu was taken to the Qinghe Detention Center in Haidian District. A month later, she was transferred to the Daxing No. 1 Detention Center. Her family was denied the right to visit her. Recently, when her family called the Detention Center again, officials claimed there was no one by the name Liu Ping being held there.
4. [Heilongjiang Province] Mr. Li Chongdun, Mr. Yan Chengshan and Ms. Zhang Yaqing Brutally Beaten and Then Sentenced to Prison
Mr. Li Chongdun, who went to the Xi'an District Court to listen to a trial, was severely beaten by the police and suffered permanent injuries to one of his eyes. He was unlawfully sentenced to 18 months in prison.
Mr. Yan Chengshan from Harbin City suffered injuries to his nose. He was also tortured by the "Big Hang Up" method (both hands are cuffed behind the back with only the toes touching the ground, then a person is hung up by a rope that is tied to metal window frames). He was later sentenced to one year of forced labor and was to be taken to the Suihua Forced Labor Camp.
Ms. Zhang Yaqing from Harbin City was also beaten. She was sentenced to 18 months in prison and was taken to the Heilongjiang Province Women's Prison.
5. [Fuyuan County, Heilongjiang Province] Additional Information on Mr. Gao Lianju Held in Custody
Mr. Gao Lianju and his son told passengers about Falun Dafa while driving a taxi. They were turned in to the police. Officers from the Fuyuan County Domestic Security Division searched their home on or around December 24, 2008 and took Mr. Gao and his son into custody. The police took 3,000 yuan in cash, a television set, a VCD player and other home electronics. The police also held the taxi vehicle.
On January 15, 2009, Mr. Gao's son was released after having 7,000 yuan extorted from him. The police also released their taxi. Mr. Gao remains in custody at the Fuyuan County Detention Center. Zhang Sidong, a police officer, plans on extorting as much as 20,000 yuan from Mr. Gao before releasing him.
6. [Yi County, Liaoning Province] Ms. Li Wenfeng and Other Practitioners Taken into Custody
At around 10:00 a.m. on January 21, 2009, Ms. Li Wenfeng, Mr. Li Yan, Mr. Li Guangfan and Mr. Wu Guangsheng from Yi County went to Kaoshantun Village in Gaotaizi Town, Yi County to tell others about Falun Dafa. Officers from the Gaotaizi Town Police Station in Yi County took the practitioners into custody. The practitioners remain in custody at the Yi County Detention Center.
Yang Lidong, chief of the Yi County Police Department: 86-416-7728949 (Office), 86-416-2338777 (Home), 86-13940666000 (Cell)
Xie Guoguang, deputy chief of the Yi County Police Department in charge of the persecution of Falun Gong: 86-416-7729099 (Office), 86-13904167688 (Cell)
Jiang Cheng, head of the Domestic Security Division of the Yi County Police Department: 86-13840660953 (Cell)
7. [Mengyin County, Shandong Province] Mr. Wang Jiurong Remains at Yinan Detention Center
On December 12, 2008, Mr. Wang Jiurong was taken into custody by officers from the Mengyin County 610 Office and the Tanbu Town Police Station. His family finally received word after numerous inquiries, that he was held at the Yinan Detention Center. However the detention center officials have prohibited his family from visiting him.
8. [Zhangqiu City, Shandong Province] Ms. Fan Yingzhen Returns Home
At noon on December 19, Ms. Fan Yingzhen was again taken into custody by officers from the Puji Police Station. She returned home on December 27.
9. [Yishui County, Shandong Province] Ms. Wang Guirong Sentenced to Forced Labor
Ms. Wang Guirong from Zhuge Town, Yishui County was held at the Yinan County Detention Center after being taken into custody in March 2008. She has been unlawfully sentenced to forced labor.
10. [Longkou City, Shandong Province] Ms. Yin Shuxian Taken to Labor Camp
Ms. Yin Shuxian, 60, lives in Jiubei Village, Dongjiang Town, Longkou City. On November 11, 2008, Tian Bing and other officers from the Lutou Police Station took her into custody. She was later sentenced to forced labor. Ms. Yin is being held at the Shandong Province No. 2 Women's Forced Labor Camp. This is the third time she has been sentenced to a labor camp.
11. [Shandong Province] Ms. Ma Shaoli, a Teacher at the Yishui Elementary School, Remains in Custody
Ms. Ma Shaoli lives at Yangjiazhuangzi Village in Longjiaquan Township, Yishui City. She was taken into custody while teaching classes at the Comprehensive Administration Office. She remains in custody.
12. [Yinan County, Shandong Province] Ms. Nie Yubao Unlawfully Sentenced to Forced Labor
On May 22, 2008, Ms. Nie Yubao from Xigou Village in Puwang Town, Yinan County was taken into custody by officers from Yinan County Police Department, the 610 Office and the Puwang Town Police Station. She remains in custody and has recently been sentenced to forced labor.
13. [Lanzhou City, Gansu Province] Additional Information on Mr. Zhang Duoyi, Who Is in Police Custody
On January 12, Mr. Zhang Duoyi, who works at the Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, was taken into custody by officers from the No. 26 Division of the Lanzhou City Police Department. After being tortured and interrogated, Mr. Zhang remains in custody at the Huangliping Detention Center in Lanzhou City.
14. [Heshan City, Guangdong Province] Mr. Lai Xiaoyun Sentenced to Prison
On June 30, 2008, Mr. Lai Xiaoyun from Heshan City was taken into custody by officers from the Heshan City police, the Political Security Division, the 610 Office, and the State Security Department as well as officials of the local residential committee. On December 26, 2008, the Heshan City Court secretly sentenced Mr. Lai to four years in prison. His family was unaware of the court sentencing, nor did the authorities allow Mr. Lai's family to visit him.
January 22, 2009