Additional Persecution News from China - March 18, 2010 (24 Reports)
(Clearwisdom.net) Today's News from China includes persecution that took place in 20 cities or counties in 10 provinces. In this report, 26 Falun Dafa practitioners were subjected to mistreatment during their detention, and at least 26 practitioners were illegally arrested.
1. [Hefei City, Anhui Province] Erhu Virtuoso Ms. Mei Xuan's Husband Imprisoned in Hefei City
Lu Zhongjing, director of Political and Judiciary Committee of Hefei City, Anhui Province: 86-551-3537712 (Office), 86-551-4246221, 86-13955138236 (Cell)
2. [Guanghan City, Sichuan Province] Ms. Mu Shiru and Ms. Xiao Yiqiong Arrested
Ms. Mu Shirun, from Xigao Town, and Ms. Xiao Yiqiong, from Gaoping Town, were arrested on March 15, 2010, while they were talking to passersby about Falun Dafa in the Majing area of Shifang City. They are being held at the Shifang City Detention Center.
3. [Songyuan City, Jilin Province] Ms. Chang Yongxian and Five Others Arrested
On March 10, 2010, near the Fourth Department Store in Jiangbei area, officers from the domestic security section arrested Dr. Yang, Ms. Wu Dan, Ms. Chang Yongxian, Ms. Wang Shumei, daughter of Dr. Yang, and a practitioner whose name is unknown. The practitioners are being held at the Shanyou Detention Center.
4. [Linzhou City, Henan Province] Mr. Liu Fuyun Arrested
Mr. Liu Fuyun lives in Jingtou Village, Renchun Town. At 9:00 p.m. on March 1, 2010, officers from the Linzhou City Domestic Security Division arrested Mr. Liu, searched his home, and seized a picture of the founder of Falun Dafa and two cell phones. Mr. Liu is being held at the Anyang City Detention Center.
Wang Taijia, officer of Domestic Security Division: 86-13503973707 (Cell)
5. [Linzhou City, Henan Province] Mr. Lu Kuan Arrested Before January 15, 2010
Chang Zhanglin, director of Linzhou City Domestic Security Division: 86-13569023028 (Cell), 86-372-6833028 (Home)
6. [Qiqihar City, HeilongJinag Province] Mr. Guan Yongsheng, an Employee of Qiqihar Railway Rolling Stock (group) Co., Ltd, Arrested by Officers from Jiangan Police Station on March 16, 2010
7. [Beijing] Mr. Wang Zhicheng Arrested and Imprisoned at Pinggu Detention Center
8. [Zibo City, Shandong Province] Ms. Wang Xiuhong and Others Arrested
Ms. Wang Xiuhong, Ms. Wang Lei, and Ms. Zhang Jinggui, practitioners in the Zhangjiadian area, were arrested at a gathering on March 16, 2010.
9. [Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Xie Chunlan Sentenced to Three-and-a-half-years in Prison
10. [Tianjin] Ms. Liu Huijiang and Other Practitioners Appealing Sentences
On January 14, 2010, the Tianjin City Hedong Court sentenced Mr. Yang Qingsheng to a five year Prison term; Ms. Chen Xuehui and Ms. Lu Fuchun to four and a half years; Ms. Liu Huijiang to four years; Mr. Zhang Hongdong and Mr. Dong Hanzhan to three years; Mr. Chen Xueqi and Mr. Yang Xuejun to a two year suspended sentence. Mr. Yang Qingsheng refused to sign the sentencing statement. Ms. Chen Xuehui, Ms. Lu Fuchun, and Ms. Liu Huijiang insisted they were innocent. Mr. Dong Hanzhan appealed.
11. [Tangshan City, Hebei Province] Three Practitioners Arrested
Ms. Li Zemei from the Nuanquanhe area, Yutian County, was arrested at her home on October 7, 2009 by officers from the Yutian County Chengguan Police Station. The police searched her home and seized her computer and printer. She has been imprisoned at the Yutian County Jail and denied family visits. Ms. Li Zemei is being tried in the Yutian County Court at 8:30 a.m., on March 22, 2010.
Ms. Xu Cuiyun and Ms. Shao Shuming were arrested in the evening on January 9, 2010, by officers from the Yutian County Linxi Police Station. The practitioners were confined in a metal cage and sprayed in the face with highly corrosive powder. The next day, the officers transferred the two practitioners to the Yitian County Detention Center, searched their homes, seized their property. The police also arrested and detained their husbands at the Linxi Police Station. In the afternoon on January 11, the husbands were released after 10,000 yuan was extorted from each of them. On January 19, Ms. Xu and Ms. Shao were transferred to a jail. At the end of February, Ms. Shao was released after having 5,000 yuan was extorted from her. Ms. Xu is being held in the Yutian County Jail.
Liang Zichao, director of Yutian County 610 Office: 86-13832969400 (Cell), 86-315-6118766
12. [Tangshan City, Hebei Province] Ms. Huang Suqin Held in Kaiping Forced Labor Camp
Ms. Huang Suqin, an employee of the Xihe Textile Factory in Liushuquan Town, Fengnan District, was arrested at work on March 11, 2010. She is imprisoned at the Kaiping Forced Labor Camp.
13. [Wuwei City, Gansu Province] Persecution Cases in Wuwei City
During the first half of 2008, the Liangshan District Domestic Security Division director Meng Xinping, and fellow officers arrested 43-year-old Ms. Hu Jian, searched her home, and seized her notebook computer, printer and other electronic appliances. While she was detained at the Liangshan District Jail, district court chief judge Qin Deyuan, extorted 10,000 yuan from her husband by implying that she would released. Ms. Hu was later sentenced to three and a half years in prison. She is currently imprisoned at the Lanzhou City Jiuzhou Development Co. Women's Prison.
On July 3, 2009, Meng Xinping and fellow officers arrested 65-year-old Mr. Zhang Dengchun, 69-year-old Ms. Du Guifang, and 65-year-old Mr. Dong Guoxiang. The officers searched their homes, seized their Falun Dafa books, notebook computers, and an mp3 player. The practitioners were held at a detention center and the district procuratorate filed trumped up charges. On October 26, 2009, the district court sentenced Mr. Zhang and Ms. Du to four years in prison, and Mr. Dong to three and a half years.
14. [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Ms. Wu Yueju and Other Practitioners Arrested
On March 4, 2010, Ms. Wu Yueju, Ms. Chang Baohua, and Ms. Kou Yunping from Dalian area, talked to passersby about Falun Dafa in Liangtun, Paozi Townshp, Pulandian City. They were arrested by officers from the Paozi Township Xinghua Police Station and transferred to the Dalian City Yaojia Detention Center.
15. [Anguo City, Hebei Province] Ms. Hong Xia Arrested
Ms. Hong Xia, 60, was arrested for talking about Falun Dafa at an open market on March 16, 2010.
16. [Chenxi County, Hunan Province] Xiaoping Town Tianwan District 610 Office Attempted to Arrest Ms. Yang Sufang
At 6:00 p.m on March 16, 2010, Xiaoping Town Tianwan District 610 Office director and another agent went to the home of Ms. Yang Sufang. They threatened to arrest Ms. Yang and searched her home. While the neighbors were arguing with the officers, Ms. Yang fled her home. Her whereabouts is unknown.
17. [Xingtang County, Hebei Province] Ms. Wang Qiufeng Arrested
At around 3:00 p.m. on March 16, 2010, the Koutou Town supervisor found Ms. Wang Qiufeng distributing Falun Dafa fliers in Yangjiazhuang where she lived. He called the director of the Koutou Town Police Station. The police arrested and held Ms. Wang at the county police department.
18. [Binzhou City, Shandong Province] Mr. Chen Yao and Ms. Zhang Xiuzhen Arrested
Mr. Chen Yao and Ms. Zhang Xiuzhen, a married couple, were arrested by officers from the Bincheng District Bengli Township Police Station, at 10:00 a.m., on March 16, 2010. Binzheng District 610 Office agent Cao Letang and police officers searched their home.
19. [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Ms. Wang Yu Arrested
Ms. Wang Yu from Yanling New Village, Dongxihu District, was arrested a year ago for distributing Shen Yun DVD's. On March 5, 2010, when her prison term ended, her family went to the Hewan Drug Rehab Center to pick her up but she was not there. Workers at the center said that she had been taken to a brainwashing center by the the director of the Dongxihu District 610 Office Cao Bin, and the director of the Yanling New Village Administration Office.
20. [Xinbin County, Liaoning Province] Ms. Liu Yan Arrested by Yongling Police Station, Imprisoned at Fushun City Brainwashing Center
21. [Zibo City, Shandong Province] Mr. Lian Bo and Mr. Wu Arrested
Mr. Lian Bo and Mr. Wu are practitioners from the Zhangdian District. They work in Tianleyuan. On March 17, 2010, they were arrested by the police and Mr. Lian's personal property was confiscated.
22. [Weihai City, Shandong Province] Mr. Song Xiuchang Imprisoned at the Zhangqiu Forced Labor Camp on March 9, 2010
23. [Fushun City, Liaoning Province] Ms. Liu Yan Arrested
On the afternoon of March 16, 2010, Ms. Liu Yan, 51, from Yongling Town, Xinbin County, was arrested by officers from the Yongling Police Station, and taken to the Fushun City Loutai Mountain Villa Brainwashing Center.
24. [Helong City, Jilin Province] Ms. Liu Jun and Others Arrested
In the morning on January 9, 2010, six officers from the Bajiazi Town Police Station arrested Ms. Liu Jun at her home. She was taken to the Changchun City Heizhuizi Women's Forced Labor Camp before the Chinese New Year, to serve a two-year prison term.
On January 16, officers from the Helong City Domestic Security Division arrested Ms. Pang Fengxan at her home in Bajiazi Town. The police seized three computers. Ms. Pang was sentenced to three years of forced labor.
On the morning of January 16, officers from the Helong City Domestic Security Division and the Bajiazi Town Police Station, attempted to arrest Mr. Li Longchun at his home. Mr. Li fled. He is now homeless to avoid being arrested.
In February, Ms. Zhong Weijun, a practitioner from Bajiazi Town, was arrested in Yanji City. She was first taken to the Yanji City Brainwashing Center. Then, she was subjected to 18 months of forced labor. She is currently imprisoned at the Helong City Detention Center.
On March 5, the police arrested Ms. Li Yinghua and Ms. Liu Yubao. They are being held at the Helong City Detention Center.
Helong City Domestic Security Division: 86-433-4806518
Helong City Detention Center: 86-433-4249775
Helong City Political and Judiciary Committee, former 610 Office: 86-433-4222435, 86-433-4238610, 86-433-4233070