(Clearwisdom.net) Five Falun Gong practitioners have been taken into custody by Dacun Police Station in Jiaonan City, Shandong Province. Xue Lianxia has returned home, however the other four practitioners are still being detained in Dashan Detention Center in Qingdao.

On the evening of January 15, 2011, a group of practitioners from Jiaonan (Liu Meiqin, Fu Aixian, Xue Lianxia, Zhang Shuhua, Liu Huimin) rented a minivan to go out and distribute truth-clarification materials. They were reported in Maojia Village. Practitioners Fu Aixian, Xue Lianxia, Zhang Shuhua, Liu Huimin and non-practitioner driver Wang Zongli were taken into custody by the Dashan Police Station. Ms. Liu Meiqin escaped.

On January 16, Ms. Liu Meiqin brought family members of the detained practitioners and the wife of the driver to demand their release. As a family member, Liu Meiqin entered the police station, but was recognized by non-practitioner Wang Zongli, who reported her identity to the police. Wang Zongli also handed over to the police all the information he knew about vehicle rentals, times, locations and people involved.

The five practitioners were brutally beaten by police head Dong Qiqiang and Yin Zheng. Their faces were beaten to the point of being unrecognizable. Liu Meiqin's eyes oozed blood.

The police ransacked the practitioners' homes on January 17. The five practitioners were transported to Dashan Detention Center in Qingdao the next day. The detention center refused to admit four practitioners Liu Meiqin, Xue Lianxia, Zhang Shuhua and Fu Aixian due to the unsatisfactory results of their physicals. They were moved back to Dacun Police Station. On January 21, the police again transported the four practitioners to Dashan Detention Center in Qingdao. Xue Lianxia's physical again did not meet the requirement. She was released the same day, after the police extorted money from her family. Zhang Shuhua, Fu Aixian, Liu Meiqin, and Liu Huimin remain detained in Dashan Detention Center in Qingdao.

After the five practitioners were detained, phone calls from overseas reached the Dacun Police Station. Dong Qiqiang and the other policemen lied and told the callers: “Understood. They have all been released.” Nevertheless they continued to brutally beat the practitioners. Since the CCP started the persecution in 1999, Dong Qiqiang has aided it in carrying out the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. He was notorious for brutally beating practitioners when he was a police officer in Jiaonan Railway Police Station. He was promoted to police station head for his performance in persecuting practitioners. Over the past twelve years, many practitioners have tried to clarify the truth to him, but he refused to listen.