Woman with Disabilities Detained for Third Time this Year by Jiujiang County Public Security Bureau in Jiangxi Province
Name: Tan Meili (谭美丽)
Address: Jiujiang, Jiangxi Province
Date of Most Recent Arrest: August 17, 2012
Most Recent Place of Detention: Dean County Detention Center (德安县看守所)
Province: Jiangxi Province
Persecution Suffered: Brainwashing, home ransacked, interrogation, detention
(Minghui.org) On the morning of August 17, 2012, Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Tan Meili of Jiujiang, Jiangxi Province was arrested near the Dean County Court by Domestic Security Division officers of the Jiujiang County Police Department, including Wang Yijin.
This represents the third arrest of Ms. Tan this year. Her last arrest occurred at the end of June, by the same Domestic Security Division.
Ms. Tan is a farmer in Jiujiang's Development District. She suffered from polio as a child, leaving one leg partially disabled. She began practicing Falun Dafa and closely followed the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Her character is well-regarded locally.
Since July 20, 1999 when the persecution against Falun Gong by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began, Ms. Tan has been separated from her family quite often due to the CCP's harassment. As an ordinary farmer with disabilities, it is inconceivable why she is not allowed to follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Ms. Tan and her husband were previously arrested and held in the Jiujiang Forced Labor Camp for three years. During that time, their three children were left at home alone with no adults to care for them. The eldest child was just a teenager; their farmland was left to waste without care. In 2007, Ms. Tan was taken to Jiangxi Province Women's Prison for another three years.
On April 1, 2012, Ms. Tan was talking to local residents about Falun Dafa when she was arrested and taken to Penpu Police Station, where she was illegally detained in a local detention center for ten days.
On May 7, 2012, practitioners Wang Quanshen and Wu Donglian were arrested by Jiujiang Domestic Security Division officers while explaining the facts about Falun Dafa in Jiujiang County. The officers intended to request the Jiujiang Procuratorate to file charges against them. On June 25, 2012, Ms. Tan accompanied the family members of Wang and Wu to the Jiujiang County Police Department in order to inquire about the practitioners' status, when she was recognized and detained for several hours. During this detainment, the profoundly immoral officers broke into her home and confiscated her personal belongings.
Ms. Tan is currently, and again under arrest by the Jiujiang County Police Department.
Li Wanmu, deputy chief, Jiujiang County Police Department (director of the 610 Office) Tel: 792-6813132 (Home), +86-13907922226 (Cell)
Zhang Bo, commander, Jiujiang County Police Department Domestic Security Division: +86-13307028418 (Office), +86-792-6812919 (Home), +86-13807920117 (Cell)
Wang Yijin, deputy commander, Jiujiang County Police Department Domestic Security Division: +86-792-6820820 (Home), +86-13970256695 (Cell)
Hu Bazhi, political director, Jiujiang County Police Department Domestic Security Division: +86-792-6812712 (Home), +86-13507929771 (Cell)