The Persecution of Falun Gong Practitioners Escalates in Shaoyang, Hunan Province
(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Liu Aihua was arrested by police in Yiyang City on August 20, 2011, when she was taking care of her daughter, who had just given birth in a hospital. Ms. Liu is now in the No. 2 Detention Center in Shaoyang.
Ms. Liu, in her 50s, is from Sanliqiao Street in the Daxiang District, Shaoyang City, Hunan Province. Not long before, agents from the Shaoyang 610 Office had harassed Ms. Liu, who was visiting her daughter in Yiyang, and threatened to take her to the Shaoyang Brainwashing Center.
Because she has steadfastly held to her spiritual beliefs, Ms. Liu has been detained, subjected to brainwashing, and sentenced to forced labor. She was persecuted in Baimalong Forced Labor Camp in Zhuzhou, Hunan, in 2003 and was arrested and sent to a brainwashing center in 2007. On May 18, 2008, Ms. Liu was arrested and taken to the No. 2 Detention Center in Shaoyang by officers from the Tongren Police Department in Guizhou Province and the Daxiang District Police Station in Shaoyang. Family visits were denied and her sick husband was left with no one to take care of him. Ms. Liu was arrested again on April 18, 2009, at her brother's home and held in the No. 2 Detention Center in Shaoyang.
The Clearwisdom website has reported that several other Falun Gong practitioners were recently arrested and detained in Shaoyang.
On June 21, 2011, Shaoyang 610 Office director Xie Anping and five officers from the Shuangqing District Police Station and Domestic Security Division broke into Mr. Guo Mingqing's home, arrested him, and took him to a brainwashing center at the local military compound. Mr. Guo went on a hunger strike to protest the brainwashing and was later sent to a detention center.
Han Dingfu from the Chengbei Road Residential Committee and five officers from the Daxiang District Domestic Security Division, arrested Mr. Liu Ailian on June 22, 2011, and took him to a brainwashing center. More than ten other practitioners from different counties in the Shaoyang area, including Shaoyang and Dongkou Counties, were arrested and sent to the brainwashing center as well. The police threatened to imprison the practitioners if they did not renounce their belief.
On the morning of July 27, 2011, ten police cars surrounded a residential building at the Jiangbei Umbrella Factory in Shaoyan in search of Falun Gong practitioner Mr. He Yunfeng. They did not find Mr. He, so they arrested his mother, Ms. Shi Kaiyuan. Ms. Shi was not released until 4:00 p.m. that day.
Shaoyang Falun Gong practitioners Xiao Chongjian and Liu Yong were also arrested, according to the Clearwisdom general report on China on August 15, 2011.
Hu, director of Shaoyang 610 Office, the Domestic Security Division: +86-15347390405 (Cell)
Chen Jinliang, police officer: +86-13874233574 (Cell)
Sun Binyu, director of the Surveillance Division, Shuangqing District Police Department, Shaoyang, Hunan: +86-13307390708 (Cell)