Six Practitioners from the Jiansanjiang Area of Heilongjiang Province Are Arrested (Photo)
(Clearwisdom.net) (by a correspondent in Heilongjiang Province) At around 5 p.m. on January 10, 2010, six practitioners from Jiansanjiang area of Heilongjiang Province, Ms. Cao Xiufang, Sun Xianhua, Ms. Zhang Lihua, Mr. Zhang Xizeng, Ms. Han Shujuan and Ms. Zhang Yanqiu, were arrested by officers from the Jiansanjiang Police Department.
At the same time, Ms. Han Shujuan and her elderly father who was sick were arrested in their home. One policeman beat them during the arrest. Dozens of policemen took them away. This is the fifth time that Ms. Han has been arrested. The first time was in January 2000 when Ms. Han went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong; the second was in November 2000 for the same cause and she was sentenced to one year of forced labor; the third was in April 2002 and she was detained at a brainwashing center; the fourth time was at the end of July 2008.
The couple Mr. Zhang Xizeng and Ms. Zhang Lihua were arrested at home. Mr. Zhang Xizheng has been arrested and detained three times: he was held at Qixing Farm Detention Center in 2002, he was arrested on July 20, 2007 and detained at a brainwashing center, and he was arrested on July 22, 2008 during the Beijing Olympic Games period and detained at a brainwashing center. His wife, Ms. Zhang Lihua, was detained at a brainwashing center in 2002.
Sun Jianhua was arrested and detained at a brainwashing center in the spring of 2006.
Ms. Zhang Yanqiu has been arrested twice: in 2001 she went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong and was detained at the Jiansanjiang Detention Center. On July 22, 2008 during the Beijing Olympic Games period she was arrested and detained at a brainwashing center.
Ms. Cao Xiufang has been arrested at least four times before. In January 2000 she was arrested on her way to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong; in November 2000 she was arrested and sentenced to one year of forced labor for appealing for Falun Gong; in July 2007 she was arrested and detained at a brainwashing center; on March 2, 2009 she was arrested and beaten by the police instructor Guo Yuzhong and other policemen.
Currently the six practitioners are detained at Beihao Detention Center, which is also a brainwashing center.
Jiansanjiang Law Education and Training Center