Additional Persecution News from China - December 27, 2009 (19 Reports)
(Clearwisdom.net) Today's News from China includes incidents of persecution that took place in 17 cities or counties in eight provinces. In this report, 20 Falun Gong practitioners were subjected to mistreatment during their detention, and at least 21 practitioners were illegally arrested.
1. [Hegang City, Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Hao Shuxian Passed Away
In 2000, Ms. Hao Shuxian, who was about 64 years old, had been illegally detained and tortured at the Heguang No. 1 Detention Center for nine months. On April 22, 2002, officers ransacked her home without a search and seizure warrant and sentenced her to a three-year prison term. In 2003, Ms. Hao was arrested again and detained at the Harbin Women's Hospital, where she was tortured and mentally tormented.
On April 20, 2005, Ms. Hao was released from the detention center. The local police continued to harass her. A few month before she passed away, she asked officers at the Wenhualu Police Station to return her identification card, so she could take care of her retirement documentations, but the police refused.
2. [Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Zhang Shiping and Ms. Xia Xianfang from the No. 8 Factory of the Daqing Oil Extraction Plant Sentenced
Mr. Zhang Shiping and Ms. Xia Xianfang from the No. 8 Factory of the Daqing Oil Extraction Plant from Heilongjiang Province were secretly brought to trial at the Datong District Court. They were sentenced to a four and five year prison term respectively.
3. [Hengren County, Liaoning Province] Additional Facts About Arrested Practitioners
Between December 8 and 16, officers from Heren County arrested thirty practitioners. Among them, Ms. Liang Jiaxia and Ms. Zhang Baozhen were taken to the hospital because they appeared to have serious illness symptoms. Ms. Ma and Ms. Sun, both in their 70s, were released a few hours later. Ms. Zhai Huimei was taken home by his family after they paid 5,000 yuan. As of the date of this report, there are still twenty-four detained practitioners, among them, thirteen are detained at the Hengren County Detention Center and eleven at the Benxi City Detention Center.
Family members of three practitioners were also arrested: Ms. Zheng Yushu's daughter, Ms. Zhai Huizhi's daughter and Ms. Zhang Xiuying's daughter.
4. [Huachuan County, Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Wang Lihua Tortured
Ms. Wang Lihua from Huachuan County was sentenced to a ten-year prison term. She is detained at the Heilongjiang Women's Prison. She was tortured and is now paralyzed. She can no longer take care of herself. Her family demanded that she be released, but the request was denied.
Ni Li, secretary of the Huachuan County Political and Juridical Committee: 86-138-03676569
Liu Hongyin, president of the Huachuan County Police Bureau: 86-136-24656789
Team Leader of the No.3 Section of Heilongjiang Province Women's Prison: 86-133-59999266
5. [Anshan City, Liaoning Province] Mr. Wu Bo Tortured to the Brink of Death
Dalian Prison guards tortured Mr. Wu Bo from Anshan City. His life is in great danger. Prison staff agreed to allow him to be bailed out for medical treatment, however the 610 Office disagreed and refused bail.
6. [Anshan City, Liaoning Province] Ms. Bi Lijuan Sentenced to a Two-Year Prison Term
7. [Bin County, Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Song Yaqin Arrested
On the afternoon of December 24, 2009, Ms. Song Yaqin from Bin County was arrested at her home by officers from the Dayangshu Township, Elunchun Autonomous Division, Inner Mongolia.
8. [Beijing] Ms. Jin Xiuwen and Mr. Liu Xigong Arrested
On the afternoon of December 19, 2009, Ms. Jin Xiuwen and Mr. Liu Xigong from the Xicheng District in Beijing City were arrested near Xinjikou Street by officers from the Xinjiekou Police Station. Their homes were ransacked on December 20 and the officers confiscated electronic devices, books, DVDs, MP3 players and other items. They are held at the Sicheng District Detention Center.
9. [Tianjin City] Mr. Yang Qingsheng and Another Five Practitioners Still Imprisoned
In late-November 2008, six practitioners including Mr. Yang Qingsheng and Ms. Liu Huijiang were detained. They are still held at he Hedong Sub-Bureau Detention Center.
10. [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Additional Facts about the Persecution of Ms. Sun Jingwen, Ms. Zhang Hua and Ms. Qu Ronghua
On December 15, 2009, Mr. Zhang Hua, Ms. Lin Ping and another practitioner went to a construction site to hand out Falun Dafa materials. They were reported by someone. Officers arrested and detained them at the Sandaogou Police Station. Ms. Lin's home was ransacked without a warrant and her DVDs, Falun Dafa materials and 3,000 yuan were confiscated.
On December 16, police arrested Ms. Sun Jingwen, Mr. Ren Zhongyan and Ms. Qu Ronghua near Ms. Lin Ping's home. Ms. Ren's home was ransacked and all her Falun Dafa books and a computer was confiscated. A portrait of the founder of Falun Gong and a computer at Ms. Qu's home were also confiscated.
On December 16, Ms. Lin was released. The following day at 5 p.m., Ms. Qu and Mr. Ren were released. On the 22nd, officers from the Zhonghualu Police Station arrested and took Ms. Qu and Mr. Ren to the Wushun Brainwashing Center. Mr. Ren, in his 70s, was diagnosed with high blood pressure and released.
On December 17, police officers arrested Ms. Sun Jingen, Ms. Gao Shurong and Ms. Zhang Hua and detained them at Yaojia Police Station.
11. [She County, Hebei Province] Ms. Wang Bin Arrested
On December 25, 2009, officers arrested Ms. Wang Bin from the Steel Factory in She County.
12. [Tianjin City] Ms. Fu Shaojuan Tortured in a Forced Labor Camp
In August 2009, Ms. Fu, in her 60s, was reported by someone when she was doing the Falun Dafa exercises in a park. Officers took her to a police station and forced her to confess. A few days later, she was taken to a forced labor camp.
13. [Wuyishan City, Fujian Province] Mr. Zhang Hongzhang Sentenced
In December 2009, Mr. Li Hongzhang was sentenced to a seven-year term.
14. [Bi County, Sichuan Province] Ms. Yang Qin Detained at Deyuan Brainwashing Center
In December 2009, Ms. Yang Qin, Mr. Gu Huaibing's wife, was arrested by officers and detained at the Bi County Deyuan Brainwashing Center.
15. [Shuangliu County, Sichuan Province] Ms. Han Yuhua Transferred to Shuangliu Detention Center
On October 18, 2009, Shuangliu practitioner Ms. Han Yuhua, in her 60s, was reported by someone when she was distributing Shen Yun Performing Arts show DVDs. She was arrested by officers from the Shuangliu Police Station. That afternoon, she was taken to the Xinjin Brainwashing Center. Two months later, she was taken to the Shuangliu Detention Center.
16. [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Ms. Wei Xingzhi Detained at Yangyuan Brainwashing Center
Ms. Wei Xingzhi from Wuchang District is detained at the Wuchang District Yangyuan Brainwashing Center in Wuhan City.
17. [Shiyan City, Hubei Province] Mr. Zhu Feng, Mr. Xuan Anping, Mr. Jin Changhong, Mr. Luo Qihua Sentenced
Recently, Mr. Zhu Feng, Mr. Xuan Anping, Mr. Jin Changhong, Mr. Luo Qihua and other practitioners from Shiyan were sentenced by Yun County Court. Mr. Zhu, Mr. Xuan, Mr. Jin and Mr. Juo were sentenced to five, four, three and three year terms respectively.
During November 2008, these four practitioners were also arrested and detained at the Yun County Detention Center for close to a year. They were inhumanly tortured.
18. [Changde City, Hunan Province] Mr. Zhang Tortured at Hunan Wuling Prison
In 2001, Mr. Zhang Peng from Hunan Province was sentenced to a ten-year prison term. Then, his sentence was extended for another 18 months. He is detained at Wuling Prison. On the afternoon of September 21, 2009, officer Tang Chunhui from the No. 5 Division and Li Hui from the No. 1 Division beat Mr. Zhang. They also slapped his face and hit his head against the wall. At 12:30 p.m. on the 27th, officer Leng Jiashu from the No. 5 Section kicked Mr. Zhang.
Zhang Kewu, head of Wuling Prison: 86-139-07364358
Wu Guoguang, assistant head at Wuling Prison: 86-138-75070726, 86-736-7729658
Zeng Rifan, prison administrator: 86-139-74241573
Liu Ying, team leader of the Strict Enforcement Team: 86-736-7201792
19. [Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province] Ms. Ye Julan and Ms. Xiao Yuelian Arrested
On the afternoon of December 21, 2009, when practitioners Ms. Ye Julan and Ms. Xiao Yuelian from Nanchang City were distributing materials about Falun Gong at Shaping Village, Guanxi Township, Jiantaihe County, they were reported and local police arrested them. They are detained at the Taihe County Detention Center.