Practitioners Arrested in Xiangtan City, Hunan Province
(Minghui.org) In the middle of October 2012, the 610 Office in Xiangtan City, Hunan Province began arresting Falun Gong practitioners, including Mr. Wang Qingsheng, Mr. Luo Yinping, Mr. Zhang Jiaren, Ms. Wang Meihua. They were sent to and persecuted at the Wujiahuayuan Brainwashing Center in Xiangtan City.
Mr. Zhang Jiaren and Ms. Wang Meihua, from Shatang Village, Xiangshui Town, Xiangtan County, are a married couple in their fifties. Around October 17, 2012, the county 610 office transported 3 cars of people, reportedly filled with gangsters, to break into their home and arrest them. The ruckus woke up their neighbors all around them. The villagers sternly reprimanded them, “Why are you arresting them? These people are good citizens.” It was said that there was a kindhearted women who bravely spoke on their behalf and was beaten by the alleged gangsters and injured. What really aroused the villagers' indignation was that the gangsters obstructed them and demanded that they compensate them 10,000 yuan. The gangsters left one car behind that didn't have a license plate. They used this to transport Mr. Zhang and his wife, Ms. Wang.
On October 17, 2012, using the pretext that there was a fire, they lured Mr. Luo Yinping into a factory and arrested him. His family still hasn't been notified. His son brought clothes to the 610 Office. They told him, “Your father is studying. We will give him the clothes.”
Mr. Luo Yinping, a 50 year old Falun Gong practitioner from Xiangtan, Hunan Province, has been persecuted many times yet he has persisted in his faith. He was arrested in March 2003. He was given a sentence of seven years and persecuted at Wangling Prison in Youxian for the duration.
When Mr. Luo Yinping returned he had lost his family fortune and was flat broke because he refused to give up his beliefs. The bosses at his former employment in the building materials department obeyed the orders of the 610 Office. They did not pay him any of the 10,000 yuan which was supposedly given to him for buying out. He searched everywhere for a job. Whenever he found suitable employment they would arrest him again.
It was said that a staff member at a brainwashing center said, “We arrested a Falun Gong practitioner from Xianggang today.” We think that it might be Mr. Wang Qingsheng, as he has been missing for many days.
On February 9, 2011, Mr. Wang Qingsheng, a practitioner from Xiangtan, Hunan Province, was released after nine years from a prison in Jinshi, Changde. He was physically and mentally disabled. He was detained at Changsha Prison, Chishan Prison in Yiyang City, Chenzhou Prison, and Jinshi Prison over the past nine years. He suffered many forms of cruel torture and brainwashing, and had contracted a disease. When he returned the doctor diagnosed that he had a severe problem in his stomach and intestines. He still hasn't recovered. From February 2002 until now, government officials in Xianggang have refused to give him any money from his retirement pension. They have monitored him, violated his freedom, and subjected him to brainwashing, following the orders of the City 610 Office.
Liu Liang, Director of Administration at Jiuhua, Xiangtan, Hunan Province: +86-13875210909(Cell)