Zhou Yongheng, Chief of 610 Office in Haikou City, Has Persecuted More Than 420 Falun Gong Practitioners
(Minghui.org) Zhou Yongheng, head of the Domestic Security Division of the Haikou City Police Department and the 610 Office, colluded with more than 30 policemen from the Nanxin Police Department and the Licai Farm Police Station to carry out multiple arrests of Falun Gong practitioners on May 3, 2012.
Zhou Yongheng is from Wanning City, Hainan Province, and was born in March 1963. He has taken an active part in persecuting more than 420 Falun Gong practitioners since 1999.
A group of eight officers, including Zhou Yongheng, Xu Pengsen, Chen Tong and other policemen from the Licai Farm Police Station, went to the Licai Farm Kindergarten in Sanya City on May 3, 2012, with the intention of arresting one of its teachers, Ms. Yang Qionglan. They claimed that Ms. Yang had sent multimedia messages to clarify the facts about Falun Gong. The plainclothes police forced their way into the kindergarten without showing any legal documents. As all teachers united to protect Ms. Yang, Zhou Yongheng pointed at one of the teachers in a rage and said, “You are next [to be arrested]!” Ms. Yang was then dragged away by two policemen and taken to the Haikou City Brainwashing Center.
Another group of police officers went to Ms. Chen Xiuyun's home at Licai Farm. Ms. Chen was not home at the time, so the police were not able to arrest her. Ms. Chen is in her 60s. She was forced to leave home for 10 years in order to avoid being persecuted by the 610 Office for her belief in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, the main principles of Falun Gong. Upon her quiet return and living at home for about a month, the 610 Office agents came to harass her again.
While being out of town on May 7, 2012, Ms. Chen contacted her husband, Mr. Chen Xiangbo, by phone. Around 8 a.m. the next morning, 610 Office agents, in collusion with the Licai Police Station, came and illegally arrested Mr. Chen and his daughter Ms. Chen Yuhong, a teacher at the Licai Kindergarten and a Falun Gong practitioner. On May 9, the father and daughter were taken to the Haikou City Brainwashing Center.
Parties involved in the persecution:
Sanya City 610 Office: +86-898-88279970
Sanya City Political and Legal Affairs Committee: +86-898-88272910
Zhou Yongheng, head of the Domestic Security Division of Haikou City Police Department and the 610 Office: +86-13086016258 (Cell)