Toyota Tsusho Employee Arrested in Beijing
Name: Wang Yanmei (王艳梅)
Occupation: Employed by the Toyota Tsusho Corporation, Changchun Office
Date of Most Recent Arrest: March 16, 2010
Most Recent Place of Detention: Shuangqiao Detention Center (双桥看守所)
Persecution Suffered: Detention
(Clearwisdom.net) In the morning on March 16, 2010, Ms. Wang Yanmei, an employee of Toyota Tsusho Corporation's Changchun Office, left Changchun to attend a training session at the company's headquarters in Beijing. She arrived in Beijing around noon and checked into the Huadu Hotel, where the company had made a reservation for her. Before she had a chance to report to the Beijing office, police officers broke into her room, searched her luggage, and tried to take her away. Ms. Wang refused to cooperate and tried to reason with the police, who would not allow her to leave her room. At approximately 3:00 p.m., Ms. Wang was taken to a local police station.
Upon learning that Ms. Wang had been taken into police custody, Toyota Tsusho's headquarters sent its Japanese executive to approach the local police and explain to them that Ms. Wang was in Beijing for business reasons. The police refused to release Ms. Wang. At approximately noon the next day, Ms. Wang was taken by force to the Shuangqiao Detention Center located in Beijing's Tongzhou District. The detention center is under the authority of the Chaoyang Public Security Branch.
Ms. Wang was still being held in the detention center at the time of this report.
Below is the contact information for the police stations near the Shuangqiao Detention Center:
Guanzhuang Police Station: Building 21, Dong Li, Guanzhuang
Region, Chaoyang District. Zip code: 100024. Telephone:
Sanjianfang Police Station: A6 Jianguo Road, Chaoyang District. Zip code: 100024. Telephone: 86-10-65420101