Jiayu County 610 Office Agents in Hubei Province Arrest Xu Changxin and Ransack His Home
Name: Xu Changxin (徐长新)
Address: Xiaoma Village, Xinjie Town, Jiayu County, Hubei Province
Date of Most Recent Arrest: February 29, 2012
Most Recent Place of Detention: Jiayu County Detention Center (嘉鱼县拘留所)
City: Jiayu County
Persecution Suffered: Home ransacked, detention
(Clearwisdom.net) Five unidentified people broke into Mr. Xu Changxin's home in Xiaoma Village, Jiayu County, on February 29, 2012. They ransacked it, arrested him, and took him to the Jiayu County Detention Center. Local 610 Office agents and local police officers also took part in the operation.
The home ransacking and arrest were ordered by the Jiayu County 610 Office. Around 2:00 p.m. on February 29, 610 Office agents instructed Xiaoma Village head Zhang Tianci, one of the four people that the 610 Office agents assigned to monitor Mr. Xu, to determine if he was at home. Zhang sent a man to check it out and found that Mr. Xu was at home, looking after his granddaughter. The man returned to tell Zhang.
Zhang Tianci and four officers from the county Domestic Security Division went to Mr. Xu's home. When they saw that the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party DVD was playing on the TV, they ripped down the New Year's couplets pasted on the door and took away all informational materials related to Falun Gong. Mr. Xu's family members reasoned with them, but they refused to listen and insisted on arresting him. They called for five more police vehicles from the police station to come to Mr. Xu's home. They took him to the police station and then transferred him to the Jiayu County Detention Center.
Three printers and two computers that belong to Mr. Xu's children, three satellite dishes, and all Falun Gong materials were taken away. Doors, tables, the furnace, and other household appliances were damaged.
Many villagers witnessed the ransacking, looting, and arrest.
When Mr. Xu's family asked to visit him in the detention center, they first had to pay 480 yuan in extortion just to see him. Jiayu County 610 Office agents claimed that the provincial 610 Office ordered them to make the arrest. They also said that Mr. Xu would be detained for two weeks and would then be transferred to the provincial brainwashing center.