Additional Persecution News from China - July 23, 2009 (Part II, 11 Reports)
(Clearwisdom.net) Today's News from China includes incidents of persecution that took place in 11 cities or counties in 6 provinces. In this report, 5 practitioners were subjected to mistreatment during their detention and at least 13 practitioners were illegally arrested.
1. [Linyi City, Shandong Province] Retired Teacher Ms. Xiao Guimei Sentenced
Ms. Xiao Guimei, 60, is a resident of Cangshan County in Linyi City. On May 24, 2009, she was arrested while distributing "truth-clarifying" materials at the Forest Bureau, then later sentenced to three years in prison. In the beginning of July, she was taken to the Jinan City Women's Prison where she was severely mistreated.
2. [Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province] Mr. Yang Dejun Arrested and His Home Ransacked
At approximately 11:00 p.m. on July 17, 2009, police officers stormed into Mr. Yang Dejun's home and ransacked it, taking away his Dafa books. Mr.Yang was released after being held for 24 hours. The next day, he was taken to the Xili Brainwashing Center by National Security Division and "610 Office" agents.
3. [Guanghan City, Sichuan Province] Mr. Sui Bingrong Arrested
Mr. Sui Bingrong was arrested and detained by Yang Bin, an agent of the Guanghan City State Security Division, while he was installing a satellite receiver in Sanxing Township in Guanghan City on July 15, 2009. Mr. Sui is now being detained at the Guanghan City Detention Center.
Yang Bin, agent of the Guanghan City State Security Division: 86-13808107516 (Cell)
4. [Gaobeidian City, Hebei Province] Mr. Zhang Deming Sentenced to Six Years in Jidong Prison
Mr. Zhang Deming was arrested on March 10, 2009, by officers from the Gaobeidian City Police Department. On July 3, 2008, he was tried at the Gaobeidian City Court, then sentenced to six years in prison on February 13, 2009. Mr. Zhang tried to appeal to a higher court, but on June 10, 2009, without going to trial, the Baoding City Middle Court ruled that the original verdict and sentence would stand.
5. [Huainan City, Anhui Province] Ms. Cao Zuhua Arrested
On the afternoon of July 14, 2009, Ms. Cao Zuhua from the Tianjia'an District was arrested along with two other practitioners for clarifying the facts. Ms. Cao is being held at a detention center while the two other practitioners were released due to high blood pressure.
Ms. Cao is an employee of the Huainan First Middle School. Her husband, Mr. Guo Guanghua, who is currently imprisoned in a labor camp, was sentenced to forced labor on several occasions because of his faith. This past Chinese New Year, Ms. Cao was once again arrested because she clarified the truth at a supermarket. Her employer was fined 20,000 "yuan" and was severely pressured by the local police department. On several occasions, her employer told Ms. Cao to pay back the money that they were fined, but she told them that she did not have the financial means to do so.
Jing, the school principal: 86-554652253, 86-5546645035, 86-13805549911 (Cell)
Zhu Jilun, agent of the National Security Division: 86-554-6611098, 86-13675548555 (Cell)
6. [Huadian City, Jilin Province] Ms. Ma Mei and Mr. Jing Jichun Arrested
At 5:00 a.m. on July 19, 2009, Ms. Ma Mei, a resident of Huadian City, was arrested by police officers while she was visiting the home of Ms. Zhao Haiying. Later that afternoon, Mr. Jing Jichun was also arrested.
Yang Baolin, chief of the Huadian City 610 Office: 86-4326220610, 86-13704348883 (Cell), 86-4326278191
Yu Xiaoqiang, chief of the Huadian City Police Department's National Security Division: 86-13804448080 (Cell), 86-432-6229190, 86-13704446200 (Cell)
7. [Quzhou County, Hebei Province] Ms. Wang Runzhi and Mr. Song Xianmin Arrested
On the afternoon of July 19, 2009, Ms. Wang Runzhi and Mr. Song Xianmin, both residents of Chengguan Town, Quzhou County, were reported while handing out fliers about Falun Gong in Anzhai Town, Quzhou County. They were later arrested by officers from the Anzhai Town Police Station and the Quzhou County National Security Division, then taken to the Office of the National Security Division and held. The police later went to the accounting company that the two practitioners ran, as well as to Ms. Wang's home, and ransacked them, taking away their Dafa books and truth-clarifying materials. Mr. Song was interrogated for an entire night then later released on bail. Ms. Wang is still being held.
Chen Shifeng, chief of the Quzhou County National Security Division: 86-13315069756 (Cell)
8. [Shanghai] Ms. Fan Guoping Taken to Brainwashing Center
Ms. Fan Guoping, a resident of the Putuo District, Shanghai, was taken to a brainwashing center in the Putuo District by 610 Office agents because she told people the truth about Falun Gong.
Ms. Fan, in her 60s, was sentenced to two years in the Shanghai Women's Forced Labor Camp in 2001. The guards hung her up by her handcuffs and locked her in a small cell for long periods of time. During the 2008 Olympics, she was tortured at the Changning Detention Center in Shanghai.
9. [Zibo City, Shandong Province] Ms. Chen Guang and Other Practitioners Still Detained
Around 5:00 p.m. on May 12, 2009, agents from the Zibo City National Security Division arrested Ms. Chen Guang from the Zhangdian District in Zibo City while she was at home. Her house was ransacked, and some of her personal belongings were taken, along with her car. She was later detained at the Fujia Detention Center in Zibo City and has been tortured there ever since. At around the same time, Ms. Wang Qingfang from the Dahuaxian Residential Area in the Zhangdian District was also arrested at home. She was later held at the Zibo City 610 Office and was subjected to brainwashing.
Mr. Yan Hong'en, in his fifties, was arrested by 610 Office agents at his workplace on May 25, 2009, and has been tortured.
10. [Changle County, Shandong Province] Practitioners Arrested, Home Ransacked by Officers from the Wutu Police Station and 610 Office Agents
On the morning of May 13, 2009, Mr. Li Qingkong, 70, from Gaojiazhuang Village in the Wutu Neighborhood Administration Office area, was arrested by local police officers. After taking his bicycle, they took him to the local police station and handcuffed him. They later forced him to wear a paper hat, then ordered him to sit on a metal chair. He was later taken to the Changle Detention Center and held there for over a month. Before releasing him, they took 200 yuan from him.
Yu Jianjun, director of the Wutu Police Station: 86-15063618777 (Cell)
Qiu Yubo, deputy instructor: 86-5366299726
11. [Tonghua City, Jilin Province] Ms. Ge Changlan Tortured at the Tonghua County Detention Center
Ms. Ge Changlan from Tonghua City was arrested by officers from the Xinzhan Police Station at around 11:00 p.m. on April 24, 2009, then later taken to the Tonghua County Detention Center. She was forced to sit on a small wooden board for several days, from morning to night, and was not allowed to take a break. As a result, Ms. Ge developed a spinal disorder, lost feeling in her feet, and was thus unable to walk.
July 23, 2009