Additional Persecution News from China - December 31, 2009 (18 Reports)
(Clearwisdom.net) Today's News from China includes incidents of persecution that took place in 16 cities or counties in 10 provinces. In this report, 39 practitioners were subjected to mistreatment during their detention and at least 13 practitioners were illegally arrested.
1. [Miyi County, Sichuan Province] Mr. Gong Shunhui, Ms. Chen Shihui, and Others Persecuted
In December 2009, the Miyi County Detention Center moved to a new location. On the day of the move, prison guards ordered Ms. Gong Shunhui to move a bed, saying that she would not be allowed to sleep if she refused do that. Upon her refusal to do so, the prison guard Leng Jie slapped her in the face, called some prison guards to kick her, and handcuffed her. On December 28, while still handcuffed, Gong met with her lawyer and told the lawyer about the mistreatment. The lawyer went to the director of the detention center Zhu Chenglong and asked for his signature to verify the mistreatment of Ms. Gong but Zhu refused.
Recently Ms. Gong was brought to trial with the accusation of "undermining the implementation of law by making use of an evil cult". Her lawyer provided a defense according to China's constitution and civil laws, citing the fact that believing in and promoting Falun Gong is not an illegal act. He requested Ms. Gong's immediate release, but the Miyi County Court sentenced her to four years of imprisonment. Ms. Gong refused to accept the sentence and hired another lawyer from Beijing. She appealed to the Panzhihua City Middle Court in Sichuan Province. According to recent information from the middle court, she will be brought to trial again on January 12, 2010.
Ms. Chen Shihui, in her fifties, is from Pingshan Town in Miyi County. On December 13, 2009, Fu Hongyou, an officer from the Pingshan Town government, led several officers to ransack her home and arrest her. Currently she is being held in the Shuanggou Detention Center in Miyi County.
On December 18, 2009 practitioner Jiang Congmeng from Salian Town was arrested by seven officers, who were led by Wang Zhengming, secretary of the the Communist Party Committee of the town.
In December 12, 2009, Ms. Hu Xingyu's home was ransacked by police. At the time of the ransacking, Ms. Hu was on a trip to see her first daughter-in-law. Ms. Yang Xingchun, who was recently arrested in Wuding County, Kunming City, Yunnan Province, was about to be brought on trial. The police ransacked Ms. Hu's home on the day of her departure. On December 28, 2009, Ms. Yang was sentenced to three and a half years of imprisonment and sent to the Kunming City Prison.
2. [Laiyuan County, Hebei Province] Mr. Zuo Zewen Taken by Police Again
Mr. Zuo Zewen was released from a detention center on December 14, 2009. On December 21, he and his wife went to the National Security Group of Laiyuan County to get their car back, but officer Zhang Fang sent them away, saying that the officer in charge, Wei, was out. They went again on December 22. Wei Jinkui, head of the national security group, refused to return their car and hit them. He slapped them in the face, which left an inch-long cut on Ms. Zuo's face. He also struck her in the back with a stick.
On December 29, an officer from Mr. Zuo's village called him to go to the police station to get his car back. When they got there, Mr. Zuo went into the police station and asked his wife to wait at the gate. After a little while, Ms. Zuo saw her husband get into a car with Zhang Fang and another female police officer, and they drove south. He has not been heard from since then.
Zhao Zhidong, CCP secretary of Laiyuan County: 86-312-7311983 (Office), 86-312-2909972 (Home), 86-13931266668 (Cell)
Gao Wencai: 86-312-7313668 (Office)
Wang Shuli, CCP deputy secretary of Laiyuan County and director of the 610 Office: 86-312-7321332 (Office), 86-312-7727765 (Home), 86-13703288669 (Cell)
Wei Jinkui, section chief of the Domestic Security Section, Laiyuan County Police Department: 86-13383022388 (Cell), 86-13831295000 (Cell), 86-312-7323520
3. [Dingzhou City, Hebei Province] Ms. Xiuying and Her Son Arrested
On December 29, 2009 Ms. Xiuying and her son from Dawali Village, Yangjiazhuang Town, Dingzhou City, Hebei Province were arrested by officers from the Yangjiazhuang Town Police Station. The police took away their computer and two cell phones.
4. [Sichuan Province] Ms. Gao Xianying Arrested by Police on December 15, 2009 and Currently Held in Luzhou City Detention Center, Sichuan Province
5. [Xichang City, Sichuan Province] Ms. Cheng Donglan Persecuted
Before the National Day on October 1, 2009, practitioners including Cheng Donglan, Gao Deyu, He Zhengqiong and Ms. He Xianzhen were arrested by officers from the National Security Division of Xichang City, Sichuan Province. To try to incriminate them, the police harassed a practitioner who is a employee of the 410 Factory of Xichang City and ransacked the home of Ms. Zeng in the 281 Factory of Xichang City. They recently also harassed a sick and bedridden elderly practitioner. The practitioner used to be well known for her poor health but recovered after practicing Falun Gong. In 2005, she was arrested while talking to people about Falun Gong. Her health worsened, and she became bedridden, with her lower body paralyzed.
Luo Yi: 86-834-3667422, 86-834-2230186, 86-834-6666878, 86-13882451399, 86-13778635189 (Cell), 86-13980288210 (Cell)
Chen Quansheng: 86-834-6690009, 86-13980280025 (Cell)
Wang Yongrong: 86-13778635189, 86-13980288210 (Cell)
Liu Guoqiang: 86-834-3666609, 86-834-3226878
6. [Luannan County, Hebei Province] Ms. Liang Cuixia and Ms. Wang Shuxia Detained in Luannan County Detention Center
At about 4 p.m. on December 28, 2009, Ms. Liang Cuixia and Ms. Liang Shuxia were arrested and sent to the Chengguan Police Station while they were talking to people about Falun Gong in front of the gate of the Jinmao Building. That night, they were sent to the Luannan County Detention Center and held for 10 days.
Qin Zhanhai, chief of the Chengguan Police Station: 86-315-4122300 (Office), 86-13832982816 (Cell)
Wang Zhongcun, deputy chief of Chengguan Police Station in charge of persecuting Falun Gong: 86-315-4121007 (Home), 86-13832987279 (Cell)
Wei Yuandong, deputy secretary of the Communist Party Committee of Luannan County in charge of persecuting Falun Gong: 86-13703379268 (Cell)
Wang Huiling, deputy chief of Luannan County Police Department: 86-315-4111006/4160999, 86-13832987298 (Cell)
Liu Guiyi, deputy chief of Chengguan Police Station who is in charge of the case: 86-13832982509 (Cell)
Jin Shumin, chief of Political Security Section of Chengguan Police Station, who has persecuted Falun Gong ever since 1999: 86-315-7801119
Han Zuojun, chief of Luannan County Detention Center: 86-13832985720 (Cell)
Zhou Lishun, deputy chief of the 610 office: 86-315-4165206 (Home), 86-13102612999 (Cell)
Wang Youping, deputy secretary of the Politics and Law Committee of Luannan County: 86-315-4169778 (Home), 86-13832987278 (Cell)
7. [Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Mr. Guan Wenlong Arrested
At about noon on December 29, 2009, officers from the Manketu Town Police Station in Acheng District, Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province broke into Mr. Guan Wenlong's home, arrested him, and sent him to the police station.
Wang Haidong, chief of the Manketu Town Police Station: 86-451-53861922
8. [Ning'an City, Heilongjiang Province] Mr. Ge Zhifu Secretly Sentenced to Imprisonment
At 1:30 p.m. on November 28, 2009, a group of officers gathered in front of the Ning'an City Court's gate. They said that they were "here to catch Falun Gong practitioners."
Without any knowledge about the date of her son's trial, Mr. Ge Zhifu's mother went to the local police department on November 28 and asked the chief of the Domestic Security Division Duan Qinghai for the time of her son's trial. He said, "You will know it soon." That afternoon, after all the police left the court, she went to the court and asked Deng Hongwei, deputy chief of the Domestic Security Division, for the time of the trial. He answered, "The trial today was not for Ge Zhifu."
That night, Mr. Ge's mother learned that her son had been secretly brought to trial on the afternoon of November 28 without any of his family members present.
9. [Jinan City, Shandong Province] Zhang Chuanchao Mistreated and Suffers from Terminal Diabetes
In the afternoon on July 16, 2009, Zhang Chuanchao from Jinan City, Shandong Province was arrested by an officer from the Beiyuan Police Station while he was studying the Fa at Mr. Li Guoqing's home in Jinan City. Later, he was detained in the Zhonggong Detention Center in Jinan City. Due to the mistreatment at the detention center, Zhang became ill and has been hospitalized in the Qilu Hospital of Jinan City for one month.
Recently, officers from the National Security Division of Jinan City kept harassing him during his hospitalization. As a result, his sickness worsened, and he was diagnosed with terminal diabetes.
10. [Hanyin County, Shanxi Province] Mr. Yu Chengbang and His Wife Sentenced to Long-Term Imprisonment
In April 2009, police from Ankang County, Hanyin County, and Shiquan County, Shanxi Province arrested many practitioners and detained them in the Yangjiaba Detention Center in Hanyin County. The family members of the detained practitioners were not allowed to see them or send them clothes or daily necessities. Later, the practitioners were transferred to an unknown location.
In December 2009, several practitioners from Hanyin County were brought to trial. Mr. Yuchengbang, a teacher at the Hanyin County Middle School with an excellence award to his credit, and his wife Ms. Peng Xia were sentenced to long prison terms. Their two-year-old child was left without parental care, and their elderly parents were left without financial support. Another practitioner, Ms. Xie Xiaoyan, was also sentenced to imprisonment. Her husband, Mr. Liao Jigui, had cooperated with police to arrest many practitioners.
Yangjiaba Dentention Center of Hanyin County Police Station: 86-915-5212739
Hanyin County Police Sation: 86-915-5212110, 86-915-5218796
Zhang Zhongyin, director of the Hanyin County 610 Office: 86-915-5212945 (Office), 86-915-5215801 (Home), 86-13319157201 (Cell)
Liu Mingzhen, deputy director of the Hanyin County 610 office: 86-915-5212945 (Office), 86-915-5213494 (Home), 86-13992526556 (Cell)
Qiu Zuman, deputy chief of Hanyin County and chief of Hanyin county Police station: 86-915-5218798 (Office), 86-13389150033 (Cell)
Gong Weijun, chief of the Court of Hanyin County: 86-915-5217311 (Office), 86-13509159366 (Cell)
Lu Shaoli, chief of Ankang County Police Station: 86-915-3237000 (Office)
Yang Lun, chief of Shiquan Cunty Police Station 86-915-6328642 (Office)
11. [Zhengzhou City, Henan Province] Practitioners Arrested and Sentenced to Forced Labor
On November 24, 2009, Ms. Xu Guirong was arrested by officer Mao Hongjian from the Erligang Police Station. Later, she was sentenced to one year of forced labor and sent to the Shibalihe Labor Camp of Zhengzhou City on December 1, 2009.
On December 11, 2009, Ms. Song Jinmei was arrested by police from the Hanghai Street Police Station and directly sent to the Shibalihe Labor Camp for one year of forced labor.
On the morning of December 15, 2009, officer Li Xinjian from Jinshui District broke into Ms. Gao Yuqing and Ms. Niu Tongqin's rental apartment. He ransacked their home and took away their image of the founder of Falun Gong and Falun Gong books. Gao and Niu were arrested and detained in the Jinshuihe Street Police Station. The authorities are planning to sentence them to forced labor.
12. [Jiangbei District, Chongqing City] Ms. Wang Liuzhen Arrested
Ms. Wang Liuzhen is from Jiangbei District, Chongqing City. She has been missing for about one month. According sources, she has been arrested by officers from the Jiangbei District Police Department of Chongqing City.
13. [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Supplementary Information about Ms. Zhu Chuizhu, Wang Changzheng, and Huang Jiafa
On December 9, 2009, Ms. Zhu Cuizhu was sent to the Ertouwan Brainwashing Center from the First Detention Center of Wuhan City by Cao Bin, chief of the 610 Office of the Politics and Law Committee of Dongxihu District, Wuhan City. Before that, Ms. Zhu had been detained in the First Detention Center of Wuhan City for 15 days. She is still being held currently.
Wang Changzheng and Huang Jiafa were held in Jinghe Detention Center of Dongxihu District as administrative detainees, but now they are being detained as criminals.
Police from Xin'andu Police Station involved in the persecution: 86-13886196886 (Cell)
14. [Guanghan City, Sichuan Province] Mr. Lai Guangxing Arrested
Mr. Lai Guangxing, about 60 years old, is from Guanghan City, Sichuan Province and lives in the Petroleum Factory Housing Building of Guanghan City. On December 29, 2009, he was arrested by the police while distributing Falun Gong materials.
15. [Qingdao City, Shandong Province] Mr. Guan Jun Arrested
Mr. Guan Jun from Licang District, Qungdao City, Shandong Province was arrested by officers from the Yong'an Street Police Station while he was home. His computer and printer were confiscated.
Yong'an Street Police Station: 86-532-66576759
16. [Zhalaite Prefecture, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region] Latest information from Tumuji Labor Camp
Mr. Wu Nanjie from Fuxin City, Liaoning Province was arrested in 2008 by Ren Yu, an officer from the Fuwai Police Station of the Xicheng Branch of the Beijing Police Department. Now Mr. Wu is being held in the first ward of the Tumuji Labor Camp in Zhalaite Prefecture, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.
Yang Lijun has personally tortured Falun Gong practitioners such as Mr. Wu Nanjie by hanging him up by his handcuffs for long periods of time.
There are more than 60 Falun Gong practitioners being held in the Tumuji Labor Camp. Each practitioner is monitored by more than one prison guard and suffering severe abuse.
Zhou Jianguo, warden of the first ward of Tumuji Labor Camp: 86-13948256986 (Cell)
Yang Lijun, prison guard: 86-13948226708 (Cell), 86-482-6710395 (Home)
Yang Jie, Yang Lijun's wife: 86-13847936780 (Cell)
17. [Tangshan City, Hebei Province] Mr. Wang Deqian Sent to Jidong Prison and Mistreated
Mr. Wang Deqian, a folk artist from Laishui County, Hebei Province, was arrested by police from the National Security Division of Yi County, Hebei Province on March 12, 2008 and detained in the Yi County Detention Center for more than 19 months. During his detention, he was mistreated and sentenced to four years of imprisonment.
On May 8, 2009, the Yi County Court had a trial for Mr. Wang. Despite the defense provided by Mr. Wang's two lawyers from Beijing, the Baoding City Middle Court of Hebei Province affirmed their original judgment.
Mr. Wang was transferred to Jidong Prison in Tangshan City, Hebei Province on October 18, 2009. To date, his family has not received any formal notice of Mr. Wang's imprisonment from the prison. While Mr. Wang is being held in the detention center, he is in a very weak condition physically and cannot walk without others' support. His family members are very worried about his health.
Address of Jidong Prison: The 16th Group of the 1st Ward, Fengnan District, Tangshan City, Hebei Province, P. O. Box 2002, 063305
Political Section of the prison: 86-315-8327131
Office of the 16th Group of the 1st Ward: 86-315-8313075
18. [Xuhui District, Shanghai] Five Practitioners Detained with Extended Terms
On July 4, 2009, practitioners Ms. Li Yaohua, Mr. Zhang Qin, Ms. Lu Yuzhi, Ms. Ye Ying, and Ms. Zhang Zhibo were arrested by officers from the Tianlin Police Station of Xuhui District, including Gong Ronghui. To date they have been detained for about seven months, and two months have passed since their cases were handed in to the court. Currently, they are still being held in the Xuhui District Detention Center.
Ms. Li Yaohua's father is 91 years old and was left alone without any care after his daughter and granddaughter were arrested. He is now devoting all his efforts into rescuing his daughter.
Xu Zhenhui, a prosecutor from the Xuhui District Procuratorate of Shanghai: 86-21-6487-2222, switchboard: 2409
Xuhui District Detention Center: 86-21-54356492021-64868911*7255, 86-21-58430022
Zhu Xiwei, judge of the criminal court of the People's Court of Xuhui District: 86-21-6468-0966, ext.- 2405
Lin Guanliang, secretary of Political and Law Committee of Xuhui District: 86-21-6487-2222, switch to the secretary
Cui Tiejun, chief of the 610 Office of Xuhui District Police Department: 86-21-6487-5108, ext.- 6000
Su Huping, chief of the National Security Section of Xuhui District Police Department
Xu Tangzhang, chief of the Xuhui District Police Department: 86-21-6486-8911, ext.-37148