Name: Yang Songli (杨松丽)
Gender: Female
Age: 53
Address: Unknown
Occupation: Unknown
Date of Most Recent Arrest: September 17, 2009
Most recent place of detention: Brainwashing Center (洗脑班)
City: Chongqing
Persecution Suffered: Forced Labor, Beatings, Home Ransacked, Detention

Key Persecutors: Police officers from Domestic Security Team of Police Department at Jiangbei District, Chongqing, Liang Shibin, Chen Xiaodong, Liu Ling, Li Xianyong: 86-23-67850597; Huaxin Road Police Station agent Fan Guoxu: 86-23-66162959, 86-23-67855178

( (Correspondent from Chongqing) On September 17, 2009, at a little after 3 p.m., police from Chongqing City Jiangbei District Domestic Security Team, along with officers from Huaxin Road Police Station, charged into the home of Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Yang Songli to arrest her. Her son Gao Yang leaped up to protest and protect his mother. However, Domestic Security police officer Chen Xiaodong beat him to the ground, and policeman Liang Shibin forced his knee into Gao Yang's face. He then stomped on his face, wearing shoes, while continually cursing at him.

A large crowd gathered to witness the event, but no one dared to speak out. I was among the crowd, and it broke my heart to see a young man of 20 being beaten to the ground like that. Afterwards, everyone was denouncing the police's barbaric actions. In the end, Gao Yang was forcefully taken away, and Ms. Yang Songli shouted out, "Falun Dafa is Good!" Her husband arrived home amidst the ruckus, and seeing his wife being taken away, he was very distressed. The police also stole the family's computer and printer, and other private property.

That evening, Gao Yang was picked up and taken home by his father. He was injured all over. However, Yang Songli didn't return, as she was to be taken to a

Brainwashing Center.

Because she clarified the truth about Falun Gong, Ms. Yang Songli was held in a forced labor camp for one year and three months, from May 2007 to August 4, 2008.

September 19, 2009