Additional Persecution News from China - February 25, 2010 (15 Reports)
(Clearwisdom.net) Today's News from China includes incidents of persecution that took place in 15 cities or counties in 9 provinces. In this report, 18 practitioners were subjected to mistreatment during their detention and at least 5 practitioners were illegally arrested.
1. [Heishan County, Liaoning Province] Mr. Zhan Zhigang and Ms. Zhang Yulin Arrested
Mr. Zhan Zhigang, and Ms. Zhang Yulin were arrested by police officers from the Security Division, Heishan County at 8:00 p.m. on February 23, 2010. The police confiscated two computers. Mr. Tian Baojie from Taihe Town, Heishan County, and Ms. Zhang Pengyun, from Changxing Town, were also arrested. The four practitioners are being held at the Heishan Detention Center.
Lou Dali, deputy director of Heishan County Police Department: 86-416-5523622, 86-416-5529858, 86-13904062688 (Cell)
Wang Weijing, leader of the Heishan County Police Department, National Security Division: 86-416-5512076, 86-416-5538118
2. [Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region] Further Information about Ms. Sun Lifeng
Ms. Sun Lifeng, from Dayangshu Town, Elunchun Prefecture, Inner Mongolia, was sentenced to three years of forced labor because she would not renounce her faith in Falun Dafa. She escaped on the way to the labor camp and was forced to stay in Harbin, which is away from her hometown. In April 2008, she was reported while telling some people about the persecution and was sentenced to one and a half years of forced labor. She was held at the Qianjin Labor Camp, Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province. Because she did not cooperate in the prison, her term was extended for an additional month. Later, she was taken to the Alihe Detention Center, Elunchun Prefecture, Inner Mongolia, by agents of the Dayangshu 610 Office. Although Ms. Sun was very weak and has been diagnosed with Hepatitis B twice, she has not been released.
3. [Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] Ms. Guo Lianfang Arrested, Home Ransacked
Ms. Guo Lianfang, 70, was arrested by plain-clothed police who were watching and following her while she distributed Shen Yun DVDs at Group 7, Huangtu Village, Supo Township, Qingyang District, Chengdu City at 10:00 a.m. on December 21, 2009. She was taken to the Qingyang District Police Department. She was later arrested at home by police officers from the National Security Division, Qingyang District Police Department. The police took Dafa books, truth-clarifying materials, DVDs, and personal property. Ms. Guo continuously clarified the truth to the officers. At 9:00 p.m., that night, she escaped.
4. [Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Li Shulan Arrested
Ms. Li Shulan, in her 60's, from Xiangfang District, Harbin City, was arrested by agents of the Xiangfang District 610 Office when she distributed truth-clarifying materials at the Xiangfang District Senior Center at 8:00 p.m. on February 9, 2010. She has been held at the Yaziquan for over two weeks. Her family has been denied visits.
5. [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Ms. Wang Yu's Term Expires in March
The prison term of Ms. Wang Yu from Dongxihu District, Wuhan City, will expire in March 2010.
On the afternoon of February 17, 2009, Ms. Wang Yu, who was under 18 years old, was arrested while distributing Shen Yun DVD's at the market in the Xihu District Cotton Textile Factory, Wuhan City. The 610 Office of the Dongxihu District Political and Judiciary committee ordered police officers from the Xindong Cotton Police Division of the Xingou Town Police Station to arrest Ms. Wang Yu, and she was taken to the Dongxihu First Detention Center, where she was held for ten days. On February 26, 2009, she was transferred to Etouwan Brainwashing Center, Qiaokou, Dongxihu District, Wuhan City. She was tortured for thirty days. Later, she was sentenced to one year of forced labor. Her family did not receive any notice of her sentence. She is being held at the No. 6 Ward, Hewan Labor Camp.
6. [Boye County, Hebei Province] Ms. Wang Junxian's Whereabouts Unknown
Ms. Wang Junxian, from Daxizhang Village, Boye County, is 43 years old. Before the 2008 Olympics, she went from Beijing to her home town to apply for a personal ID. Her whereabouts is unknown.
In 2001, Ms. Wang went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong and was arrested. She was sentenced to three years of forced labor and detained at the Balizhuang Labor Camp, Baoding. She was tortured physically and mentally at the labor camp because she did not give up Falun Gong. In 2004, she was sent home because she was critically ill, although the prison term had not expired. After returning home, she practiced Falun Gong and her health recovered and she continued to clarify the truth. While at home, officers from the county, township and village frequently went to harass her and they planned her arrest. She was forced to leave home to avoid being arrested.
7. [Fangzheng County, Heilongjiang Province] Mr. Sun Tienong Transferred to No. 7 Division, Harbin City Police Department on February 22, 2010.
8. [Huai'an County, Hebei Province] Persecution of Ms. Ma Shenzhi
Ms. Ma Shenzhi, a farmer from Dongshacheng Village, Xishacheng Township, Huai'an County, was harassed by local government officers because she practiced Falun Dafa.
In 2002, Zhang Enjun, the secretary of Dongshacheng Village, arrested Ms. Ma Shenzhi and her husband and they were taken to the Disitun Township Brainwashing Center. Ms. Ma was held for three days and then released. In 2004, Mr. Zhang Enjun, confiscated a tape recorder used to play the exercise music and some DVDs of Falun Dafa lectures. During the 2008 Olympics, Ms. Ma's satellite receiver, TV, VCD, and other personal property was taken.
9. [Changle County, Shandong Province] Mr. Jiang Guobo Severely Tortured at a Detention Center and Near Death
Mr. Jiang Guobo, from the Changle County Detention Center, Shandong Province, was tortured by agents of the Weifang City 610 Office, the police department, and the Changle County 610 Office. Mr. Jiang went on hunger strike for a few months. He was force fed by the guards and the feeding tube was left in his body for a long periods of time.
Mr. Jiang became unconscious and lay in bed for a long time. Currently, he is force fed every five days and is near death.
Guo Xingjun, director of the Changle County 610: 86-13805363818 (Cell)
WangYouliang, director of the Changle County Detention Center: 86-15905369199 (Cell)
10. [Daxing'anling District, Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Song Chunyuan Still Held
Ms. Song Chunyuan, from Tahe County, was reported and then arrested when she distributed truth clarifying materials at 7:00 p.m. on January 21, 2010. She is being held at the Tahe County Detention Center for thirty-three days.
On February 6, 2010, Li Jun, from the Tahe Police Department and Li Yanguo, a police officer from the Talin Police Station, along with other police officers, stormed into Ms. Song Chunyuan's home. They took her computer and Falun Dafa materials.
Gou Bin, director of the Tahe County Police Department: 86-457-3666743
Li Jun, group leader of the Tahe County Police Department: 86-13804843102 (Cell)
11. [Dandong City, Liaoning Province] Ms. Ren Jinjun Arrested
Ms. Ren Jinjun, a Falun Dafa practitioner in Dandong City, is 41 years old. On January 20, 2010, at four to five o'clock, she was arrested by police officers from the Dandong Police Department at No. 5 Workshop, Dandong Fiber Factory. After her room key was taken, her living space was ransacked. Ms. Ren Jinjun worked as the director of the No. 5 Workshop, Dandong Fiber Factory, however, she was dismissed as a class monitor because she practiced Falun Dafa.
After she was arrested her 60-year-old father, Mr. Ren Zhiguang, was also arrested.
12. [Chongqing City] Persecution of Ms. Liao Wentao and Mr. Lu Ming
Ms. Liao Wentao, from Dianjiang County, Chongqing City, is in her thirties. She was sentenced to seven years in prison in 2000 because she practiced Falun Dafa. She was held at the Chongqing Women's Prison.
Prior to the 2008 Olympics, thousands of Falun Gong practitioners in China were arrested. The truth-clarifying material sites were destroyed. Ms. Liao was forced to leave home.
In May, 2009, while Ms. Liao was working for a private clothing store in Chongqing City, she met a guard who had tortured her at the Yongchuan Prison and she was reported. In the middle of June, she was arrested and held in the Dianjiang Detention Center. At the beginning of November 2009, she was sentenced to five years in prison. Ms. Liao appealed to a higher court. At the beginning of February 2010, she had a second trial, however, the original verdict was upheld. On February 5, 2009, she was taken to the Chongqing City Women's Prison.
Mr. Lu Ming, 43, is a teacher at the Dianjiang No. Five Middle School. In 2002, he was taken to the Xishanping Labor Camp, Chongqing City. After being released, he was monitored, harassed, and he no longer received wage increases.
On April 11, 2009, he was reported in Yongping Town. On the same day, Liao Zhi'ou, director of the Yongping Police Station, led police officers to Pingshan to arrest Mr. Lu, and he was held at the Dianjiang Detention Center. On May 13, 2009, Mr. Lu Ming's arrest was approved and at the beginning of August 2009, he was sentenced to three years in prison. Mr. Lu appealed to a higher court. His family hired an attorney to defend the case with a not guilty plea.
Without notification, agents from the Dianjiang Court, canceled the original trial date which was set for in the beginning of February 2010. The original verdict of three years in prison was secretly upheld and Mr. Lu was quickly taken to the Danzishi Prison in Chongqing.
13. [Linquan County, Anhui Province] Mr. Zhang Haiyang and Mr. Zhang Haihe Sentenced to Forced Labor
Mr. Zhang Haiyang and Mr. Zhang Haihe are brothers from Tanpeng Town, Linquan County. They worked at Sanlizhuang Construction Zone, Dongnamen Developing District, Liaoyang City. At 4:00 p.m., on September 10, 2009, police officers from the Liaoyang Station broke into their room and found two copies of Zhuan Falun. The two brothers were arrested and taken to a detention center. Two weeks later, they were taken to the Benxi Labor Camp. One bother was sentenced to one year of forced labor and the other brother received one year and nine months of forced labor.
14. [Anyang City, Henan Province] More Information about Mr. Zhang Chunlin
At 6:00 p.m., on February 12, 2010, instructor Song Fulin, from theYindu District National Security Division, along with agents from the 610 Office, led a group of police officers and broke into and ransacked the home of Mr. Zhang Chunlin, 55 years old. They took away his computer, USB flash drive, DVDs, other Dafa materials and books. Mr. Zhang was also arrested and detained at city detention center where he was tortured.
Mr. Zhang Chunlin, an employee of the Anyang City Food Bureau, went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong after 1999, and was sentenced to four years in prison.
Song Fulin, instructor: 86-13939989777 (Cell)
15. [Xichang City, Sichuan Province] Persecution of Ms. Gao Deyu and Six Others
Ms. Gao Deyu, Ms. He Zhengqiong, Ms. He Xianzhen, Ms. Cheng Donglan, Ms. Lu Yuancui, and Ms. Xia Huiqiong, from Xichang City, are being held. Ms. Cheng Donglan was transferred from the Dechang Detention Center to the Xichang City Detention Center. Ms. Gao Deyu and Ms. He Zhengqiong are held at the Prefecture Detention Center. Ms. Lu Yuancui and Ms. Xiahuiqiong are held at the Tuohuang Detention Center, Xichang City.
On January 22, 2010, Ms. Gao Deyu, Ms. He Zhengqiong, Ms. He Xianzhen and Ms. Cheng Donglan's documents were forwarded to the Xichang City Procurator from the Xichang City National Security Division. The city procurator has issued a certificate of arrest for Ms. Lu Yuancui and Ms. Xia.
The families of Ms. Gao Deyu, Ms. He Zhengqiong and Ms. Cheng Donglan's have hired attorneys to represent the practitioners.
Wu Hongtie, leader of the Xichang City National Security Division: 86-13608145134 (Cell), 86-834-2178025
Zhang Guangrong, chief of the Xichang City 610 Office: 86-13684369555 (Cell), 86-834-3291113
February 23, 2010