(Minghui.org) Shunyi District Domestic Security Division, along with the local police stations, the 610 Office and neighborhood committees in Beijing have illegally arrested multiple Falun Gong practitioners in the lead-up to the 18th Communist Party Congress, scheduled for October 2012.

Ms. Yi Shuying, 69, was arrested and detained on the morning of September 2, 2012. Officers from the Shunyi Domestic Security Division, along with officers from the Yangzhen Police Station and the Shunxinlang Neighborhood Committee made the arrest. Police ransacked Ms. Yi's home and confiscated her computer, printer and Falun Gong books.

Ms. Yi previously resided at No. 502, Block 18, Jianxin North Zone. However, she had to move and rent another residence because the local Domestic Security Division and neighborhood committee personnel frequently harassed her at home for her belief in Falun Gong.

Ms. Yi started practicing Falun Gong in 1996. Her high blood pressure, heart problems and other serious illnesses all disappeared shortly after she began the practice. Ms. Yi's moral character also greatly improved. Conducting herself strictly according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, as taught in Falun Gong, she compensated her employer in cash for all the things she had previously taken from the store where she worked.

Another practitioner, Ms. Xu Huizhen from the Shiyuan Residential area, was arrested around 3 p.m. on August 30, 2012. More than a dozen officers from the Guangming Police Station participated in the arrest. Ms. Xu is currently held in the Shunyi Detention Center.

Mulin Town Police Station officers attempted to arrest Ms. Zhang Xiufang from Qiujiadian Village, Beixiaoying Town, on the morning of July 16, 2012. However, Ms. Zhang was able to escape. In order to avoid being arrested, she has had to stay away from home. Ms. Zhang's husband, Mr. Wang Guohai, is currently incarcerated in the Xin'an Forced Labor Camp in Daxing District. He was arrested on the evening of April 26, 2011, and later sentenced to 2.5 years of forced labor.

Ms. Hou Yongchun, 58, was arrested on July 10, 2012, at her younger sister's home in Xuanhu Village, Lisui Town. Officers from the Shunyi District Domestic Security Division and the Lisui Police Station made the arrest. They also ransacked her home and confiscated many CDs and Falun Gong books. Ms.Hou was sent to the Shunyi Detention Center the next day.

Parties involved in the persecution:

Shunyi District Detention Center: +86-10-69404075, +86-10-69401575
Wang Jun, detention center head
Yang Haiying, political head

Please refer to the original Chinese article for additional parties involved in the persecution.