(Clearwisdom.net) Today's News from China includes incidents of persecution that took place in 32 cities or counties in 11 provinces. In this report, 27 practitioners were subjected to mistreatment during their detention and at least 30 practitioners were illegally arrested.
1. [Yakeshi City, Inner Mongolia] Mr. Yang Jisheng's Mother Passed Away
Mr. Yang Jisheng, 70, was arrested at home by on April 6, 2009. Two weeks later, his mother, who was always in good health, died from constantly living in fear and being harassed. The police ignored the family's repeated requests and prohibited Mr. Yang from seeing his mother one last time before she died.
2. [Liaoning Province] Ms. Zhang Qinghua Tortured in Dabei Prison
Ms. Zhang Qinghua, around fifty years old, is a Falun Gong practitioner in Liaozhong County. In 2008, when she was living in Shenyang City, she was arrested by police officers from the Shenyang City Police Department and the 610 Office, and her home was searched. Presently, she is detained in Dabei Prison and is being tortured. According to insiders, several guards lifted Ms. Zhang and then dropped her to the ground again and again. As a result, the nerve in her thigh and a nerve to her brain have been severely damaged. She has been in a comatose state for a long time.
3. [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Mr. Wang Zengbo Arrested
Mr. Wang Zengbo, in his seventies, is a practitioner in Dalian City. Around 2 p.m. on April 23, 2009, he was arrested by officers from the 81 Road Police Station in the Xigang District. Around 5 p.m. on the same day, his home was searched and he was taken to the Xigang Police Department.
4. [Fushun City, Liaoning Province] Ms. Wang Xiuguo and Her Husband Arrested
5. [Tai'an County, Liaoning Province] Ms. Liu Zixia Arrested and Taken to Anshan City First Detention Center
At 2 p.m. on April 23, 2009, officers from the Political Security Section of the Tai'an County Police Department and Tainan Police Station broke into Ms. Liu Zixia's home. They searched the home and arrested Ms. Liu.
Guo Xianjun, secretary of Political and Judiciary Committee in Tai'an County: 86-412-4890009 (O), 86-421-4858888 (H), 86-13889710009
Lu Rongfeng, of State Security Division of Tai'an County Police Department: 86-412-4891170 (O), 86-421-4833040 (H), 86-13591213245 (Cell)
Wang Jinxin, director of Tainan Police Station Tainan: 86-412-4841980, 86-13889721119 (Cell)
6. [Fushun City, Liaoning Province] Ms. Liu Mingzhen and Ms. Wang Guihua Arrested
Ms. Liu Mingzhen and Ms. Wang Guihua are practitioners in Xinbin County, Fushun City. On the night of April 23, 2009, they were arrested at home by officers from the Xinbin Town Police Station.
Director's office of Xinbin Town Police Station: 86-413-5024891
Political head's office of Xinbin Town Police Station: 86-413-5023288
7. [Huludao City, Liaoning Province] Mr. Sun Lianjun Arrested
Mr. Sun Lianjun lives in Wantun Village, Gaoqiao Town, Lianshan District, Huludao City. On the morning of April 22, 2009, he was arrested at home by officers from the Gaoqiao Town Police Station. He is presently in Huludao City Detention Center.
He Changhe, director of Gaoqiao Town Police Station: 86-429-4116110
Han Jun, director of Jutun Security Office: 86-429-4675555
8. [Wafangdian City, Liaoning Province] Ms. Hong Zhenyan Arrested
On the night of April 23, 2009, Ms. Hong Zhenyan and another female practitioner were arrested while they were hanging banners with Falun Gong truth clarification messages printed on them in Delisi Town. They are detained in the Wafangdian City Detention Center. Officer Liu Jun and other police officers searched Ms. Hong's home.
Liu Jun, director of Political Security Section of Wafangdian City Police Department: 86-411-85634491 (O)
9. [Fushun City, Liaoning Province] Two Female Practitioner Detained in Gongnong Police Station in Wanghua District
Around April 21, 2009, two female practitioners, who are both around fifty years old, were taken to the Nonggong Police Station and their computers were seized.
10. [Benxi City, Liaoning Province] Mr. Wang Honglin Still Detained after His Term Ended
Since 2003, Mr. Wang Honglin has been imprisoned for promoting Falun Gong and exposing the persecution. His term was due to end on March 26, 2009. However, the term was extended to April 4, 2009. Later, he was taken to the Fushun City Brainwashing Center by the Xihu District Political and Judiciary Committee and the 610 Office.
Fushun City Brainwashing Center: 86-413-4460688
11. [Jixian County, Heilongjiang Province] Three Practitioners Arrested
Around 11 a.m. on April 23, 2009, Ms. Tao Wei, Ms. Tan Lihua and Ms. Ma Xueru were arrested while promoting Falun Gong. They were taken to the Jixian County Detention Center by local 610 Office personnel.
Qi Weidong, local 610 Office: 86-15846834555
Hu Xianzhong, State Security Division of Jixian County: 86-469-46626, 86-13946615688 (Cell)
Zhang Xinghua, Jixian County Detention Center: 86-469-4691445, 86-13846970111 (Cell)
12. [Beijing City] Mr. Wang Pingan Arrested by Officers from Babaoshan Police Station
On April 19, 2009, Mr. Wang Pingan was arrested by officers from the Babaoshan Police Station. He was detained in the detention center at the Shijingshan District Police Department. His relative, Mr. Zhao Guangding, was harassed and arrested on April 21, 2009, by officers from the Babaoshan Police Station.
Babaoshan Police Station: 86-10-68230543
13. [Beijing] Ms. Zhang Jinhua Arrested
Ms. Zhang Jinhua, over 40 years old, is a teacher for the Adult Education Bureau in Yanqing County. On April 21, 2009, she was arrested. It is known that four local practitioners were arrested on the same day. Among them, Mr. Dong Guangwen was brutally beaten by the police. Also, the police coerced Mr. Dong's family into paying 100,000 yuan as bail.
14. [Tianjin City] Ms. Zhang Mingyan Arrested at Home at Noon on April 24, 2009
15. [Tianjin City] Ms. Li Dongman Arrested
On the afternoon of April 24, 2009, Ms. Li Dongman was arrested at her workplace. Afterwards, the police searched her home. Members of her family went to visit Ms. Li, but the police would not allow them to see her.
16. [Yishui County, Shandong Province] Ms. Yuan Mingzhen, Mr. Liu Shude and Ms. Zhao Shufen Arrested
On April 21, 2009, agents from the Political and Judiciary Committee, the 610 Office, the State Security Division, and local police stations of Yishui County went to local practitioners' homes to interrogate them and search their homes. Ms. Yuan Mingzhen from Qili Village, Yishui Town; Mr. Liu Shude from Yaojiaguan Village; Ms. Zhao Shufen from Beishe Village, Xujiahu Town; Ms. Wu Yuxiang from Zhangjiayuzi Village, Yuandongtou Township; Ms. Liu Zhiqun; Ms. Zhang Jingmiao; Ms. Tan Jifang; Mr. Xu Yangrui's wife; and Mr. Zhang Yuhe's wife were taken to the Yishui County Detention Center.
Around 9 a.m. on the same day, Mr. Hao Fenglei, a staff member of the Xinhua Book Store, was arrested at home and his home was searched. He is in the Yishui County Detention Center.
Xu Yangmin, secretary of the Political and Judiciary Committee: 86-539-2252868(O), 86-539-22636966 (H), 86-139053958866 (Cell)
Chen Xilong, director of the 610 Office : 86-539-2265771(O), 86-13905395832 (Cell)
Yu Huafeng, deputy director of the 610 Office: 86-539-2251688 (O), 86-539-2269058 (H), 86-13583911001 (Cell)
17. [Qingdao City, Shandong Province] Laoshan Court Plotted to Try Practitioners
On June 16, 2008, Ms. Xu Yingchun, Ms. Li Xiujun, Ms. Sui Lianfang, and Ms. Zhang Jing went to Xiaowang Community in the Laoshan District to distribute Falun Gong flyers. Ms. Xu Yingchun and Ms. Li Xiujun were taken to the Dashan Detention Center, where they they are still detained. Ms. Sui Lianfang and Ms. Zhang Jing were allowed to obtain a type of guarantee and will await trial out of custody. However, 3, 000 yuan was extorted from each of them.
Ms. Li Xiujun's family members hired attorneys Mr. Lin Xiaojian and Mr. Jiang Tianyong from Beijing. In early January 2009, the court informed the attorneys that a court session would be held on January 19, 2009. Later, the date was moved to January 20, 2009. The two attorneys arrived in Qingdao City after traveling quite a distance, but around 5 p.m. on January 19, 2009, when the court was about to close, the attorneys were called and told that the court session on January 20, 2009, had been canceled. Recently, it has been learned that the court plans to try Ms. Xu Yingchun and Ms. Li Xiujun at the end of April 2009.
18. [Qingdao City, Shandong Province] Supplementary Information on the Mistreatment of Ms. Wu Xiuxin and Ms. Pang Weina
On July 31, 2008, Ms. Wu Xiuxin and Ms. Pang Weina were arrested and taken to the Dashan Detention Center. After being mistreated, Ms. Wu's blood pressure rose to 160, and she developed heart problems. Later she was put in shackles weighing 26 pounds. Consequently, Ms. Wu was extremely weak and had difficultly doing the forced labor. Also, there were unknown drugs placed in the food at the detention center. After eating, she felt feeble and weak.
Ms. Wu is still in the detention center. Ms. Pang has been transfered to the Jinan City Detention Center, where she is forced to do physical labor for as long as 17 hours a day.
19. [Binzhou City, Shandong Province] Mr. Sun Jiangdong Persecuted in Shandong Province Men's First Forced Labor Camp
Mr. Sun Jiangdong is from Binzhou City. He is in the Shandong Province Men's First Forced Labor Camp, formerly Wangcun Forced Labor Camp. Since 2006, he has been severely mistreated by guards in every conceivable way. In 2008, he was transfered to a normal team from the "strictly controlling team" and was placed in solitary confinement.
20. [Jiaonan City, Shandong Province] Mr. Shao Xingbao's Second Trial Set for 2 p.m. on April 24, 2009
21. [Hengshui City, Hebei Province] Mr. Zhong Dongqin and Ms. Zhang Qiuyun Possibly Taken to Prison in Another City
Mr. Zhong Dongqin and Ms. Zhang Qiuyun from Hengshui City were sentenced to imprisonment. Recently, they may have been taken to prison in another city.
22. [Xinbin County, Liaoning Province] Ms. Liu Mingzhi and Ms. Wang Guihua Arrested
During the night of April 23, 2009, Ms. Liu Mingzhi and Ms. Wang Guihua were arrested by officers from the Xinbin Town Police Station.
23. [Xingtai City, Hebei Province] Mr. Liu Jinglin Taken to Xingtai City Forced Labor Camp
Mr. Liu Jinglin was arrested at night on April 4, 2009, and then taken to a brainwashing center in Xingtai City. On April 23, 2009, he was taken to the Xingtai City Forced Labor Camp. The police were planning to have him sentenced to one year of forced labor.
24. [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Ms. Li Xiangzhi's Home Searched and Two People Arrested
Around 11 a.m. on April 24, 2009, Ms. Li Xiangzhi's home was searched. The police seized a computer and some truth-clarification materials, and arrested the housekeeper and a young woman who was visiting her home.
25. [Chengde City, Hebei Province] Ms. Wang Xiuyun Arrested at Home
At 3 p.m. on March 24, 2009, Ms. Wang Xiuyun was arrested at home. Her home was searched. It was reported that another practitioner, Ms. Li, was also arrested.
26. [Fangzheng County, Heilongjiang Province] Four Family Members of Ms. Xu Shujie Held in Detention Centers in Zhuhai City
Ms. Xu Shujie and her husband Mr. Yin Xunzhen are Falun Gong practitioners in Fangzheng County. When they went to Zhuhai City to visit their daughter, Ms. Xu Qi, they were arrested and their daughter's home was searched. Presently, Mr. Yin and his son-in-law are detained in the Doumen Third Detention Center; and Ms. Xu Shujie and Ms. Xu Qi arein the Doumen Second Detention Center. Ms. Xu Qi's in-laws and her three-year-old child were left at home.
Doumen Second Detention Center: 86-756-2222211
Doumen Third Detention Center: 86-756-5102938
27. [Foshan City, Guangdong Province] Ms. Huang Huanping Arrested on April 24, 2009
28. [Hengyang City, Hunan Province] Mr. Liao Zhishun and His Wife, Ms. Xia Mihua, Arrested at Home
Mr. Liao Zhishun, 69 and blind in his left eye, is disabled. His wife, Ms. Xia Mihua, is 60 years old. At 4 p.m. on April 23, 2009, more than ten officers from the State Security Division of Hengyang City, the State Security Division of Yanfeng District and the Xiangjiang Police Station broke into their home in Dingjiapailou Community. They arrested the couple and seized their computer, a printer, blank CDs, and other property, worth 10, 000 yuan. They threatened Mr. Liao's children by telling them that the couple were going to be sentenced to prison.
29. [Hengyang City, Hunan Province] Supplementary Information on Ms. Li Yumin
On April 19, 2009, Ms. Li Yumin, 54, was arrested by officers from the Xiangyangqiao Police Station. Presently, she is in the Shiqiao Detention Center in Hengnan County.
Zhang Chengchu, director of the Hengnan County 610 Office: 86-13973419168(Cell), 86-734-855056 (O), 86-734-8139218 (H)
Liu Chengjun, deputy director of the Hengnan County 610 Office: 86-13786472333 (Cell), 86-734-8550056 (O), 86-734-8804636 (H)
30. [Zengcheng City, Guangdong Province] Mr. Zhang Chunhe Secretly Brought to Court
At the beginning of April 2009, the Zengcheng City Court tried Mr. Zhang Chunhe without informing his family. After the court session was over, he continued to be detained at the Zengcheng City Detention Center.
Lai Xiaoyun, presiding judge: 86-20-82613567 (O), 86-20-82628378 (H), 86-13928933668 (Cell)
Lai Bosheng, the local 610 Office: 86-13922381886 (Cell)
Mai Chunhua, director of the State Security Division: 86-13902330136 (Cell)
31. [Chuxiong City, Yunnan Province] Ms. Tu Siru Arrested
The day after the Chinese New Year in 2009, Ms. Tu Siru was arrested. She is in the Chuxiong City Detention Center.
32. [Xining City, Qinghai Province] Ms. Zhang Guiqin's and Other Practitioners' Homes Searched
Ms. Zhang Guiqin lives on Xinghai Road, Chengxi District, Xining City. At 10 p.m. on April 22, 2009, eleven plainclothes policemen from the Police Department and the State Security Division of Chengxi District and the Xinghai Road Police Station broke into her home. They searched it and seized her Dafa books, materials, computer, and a paper cutter.
At the same time, Ms. Ni's home in the Xining Special Steel Plant living quarters was searched. Her computer, MP4 player, and Dafa books were seized. The Chengbei District Police Department and Sanqi Police Station were involved in the proceedings.
On the same day, Ms. Li Baochun's home in Xixingyuan Community was also searched. The details are unknown.
33. [Dongguan City, Guangdong Province] Ms. Liu Dingqun and Ms. Liu Ling from Henan Province Arrested
Ms. Liu Dingqun and Ms. Liu Ling are from Huangchun County, Henan Province. At 3 p.m. on April 24, 2009, when Ms. Liu Ling was working around Zhushan Market in the Dongcheng District, Dong Wan City, she was arrested for no reason. At 4:30 p.m. the same day, Ms. Liu Dingqun was also arrested while she was working around the Yonghuating Electric Power Company.
Dongcheng District Police Department: 86-769-22383198, 86-769-22383298
34. [Chongqing City] Ms. Ling Dan Arrested
On April 23, 2009, Ms. Ling Dan was reported to police when she was distributing the Shen Yun Performing Arts DVDs around the Longtousi Railway Station. The next day she was arrested at her workplace by officers from the Tiangongdian Police Station. The location of her detention is unknown.
35. [Qingyang City, Gansu Province] Mr. Yang Chen Arrested
At night on April 21, 2009, Mr. Yang Chen was arrested at the work portal he owns. His home was searched, and his TV receiver and U disc were seized.
Director's office, Xifeng District Police Department: 86-934-8225583
Deputy director's office, Xifeng District Police Department: 86-934-8215508, 86-934-8215506, 86-934-8215505
Yang Heping, the Xifeng District Police Department: 86-934-3345001
36. [Suining City, Sichuan Province] Ms. Xu Zhengbi Arrested at Home
Ms. Xu Zhengbi, in her seventies, was arrested at home at noon on April 23, 2009.
Wang Jianlai, director of the 610 Office: 86-825-82723610, 86-825-82622833, 86-13923372833 (Cell)
37. [Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] Ms. Xu Chunlian Taken to Sanshui Brainwashing Center
38. [Huina County, Jilin Province] Ms. Pan Missing
Around 3 p.m. on April 22, 2009, the Chaoyang Town Police Department planned a wide-scale harassment of local practitioners. Currently, Ms. Pan has been missing for three days.
39. [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Ms. Yang Chunxia Arrested on the Morning of April 24, 2009, by Local Police
April 25, 2009