Beijing Police Arrest 24 Practitioners
(Minghui.org) The Beijing 610 Office and Police launched their latest round of gangster-style abductions on July 18, 2013. The public, however, is no longer fooled by the regime and becoming increasingly disgusted by their unlawful treatment of practitioners.
Beijing police officers from Yanqing County, Haidian District, Changping District, Shijingshan District and Fengtai District participated in this latest assault. Data compiled by Minghui confirms that 24 practitioners were arrested on July 18 alone.
This police action was ordered to take place before July 20, and all the illegally arrested practitioners are currently under “criminal detention.” The police will bring additional charges against practitioners with a prior arrest record.
According to sources, Beijing authorities informed residential management offices and local police stations about a monetary reward between 5,000 to 50,000 yuan for anyone reporting on Falun Gong practitioners’ passing out truth clarification materials.
Three Practitioners Arrested in Haidian
Mr. Wang Hua and his wife Zhang Guanfang are practitioners in their 60’s who live in Haidian District Fangbi Garden of Yihe Mountain Villa. At 4 a.m. on July 18, police took the couple into custody and confiscated Falun Gong books, truth clarification materials, a computer and a printer. The couple was taken to Haidian Detention Center.
Another Haidian District practitioner Ms. Sun Peilan has been missing since July 18.
Domestic Security Police of Yanqing County Arrest 17 Practitioners
Also on July 18, police from Beijing Police Department and Yanqing Domestic Security Division arrested 17 practitioners in Yanqing. These practitioners were sent to detention centers. They include: Shi Yingji from Yongning Town’s Konghua Village, Fan Jirong from Yanqing Town’s Gelan Shanshui Village, Rishang Wholesales clothing vendor Liu Chunhua, Nie Chunxiang of Liubinbao Village, Zhang Chunying from Qianjiadian Village, Li Jinhong from Mengzhuang Village and Yang Manqin from Yanqing’s Sanlihe Village.
Shi Yingji, Fan Jirong, Nie Chunxiang and senior citizen Zhang Chunying were arrested by officer Li Aimin and a dozen officers from Yanqing Domestic Security Division. The four practitioners are being detained at Changping Detention Center.
The police also confiscated a Toyota SUV, which was a company vehicle of Zhang Chunying's daughter and son-in-law. They are both Singaporean citizens.
Police also unlawfully closed Shi Yingji’s computer supply store. Shi Yingji and Fan Jirong had been subjected to persecution previously. When Fan Jirong was detained at Beijing Labor Camp's Hospital, he was diagnosed with high blood pressure, and this condition did not improve upon his release.
Additional arrests include: Shuai Guilan from Yanqing’s Nanlaojuntang Village, who was taken into custody by Yanqing 610 officer Li Aimin, Yangqing County practitioner Yan Guiyun (who was arrested on her way to work. Police confiscated her Falun Gong books and two cell phones). Yanqing practitioners Fa Rulin and Zhao Liuji were also arrested on the same day. Practitioner Yang Yuhong was reported missing.
Sun Guirong, a practitioner employed at Kangzhuang 251 Factory in Yanqing was arrested by police from Donghuayuan Police Station in Huailai County while she was telling people the facts about Falun Gong. She was sent to Zhangjiakou Detention Center in Hebei Province.
Practitioners Either Arrested or Reported Missing from Changping, Shijingshan and Fentai Districts
Changping District practitioners Ms. Duan and her husband Mr. Yang have been missing since July 18. Shijingshan District practitioner Wang Fengwu was arrested by Shijingshan Police officers on July 24 while she was telling people the facts about Falun Gong.
Fengtai District practitioner Kang Dongqing was arrested when he arrived for work on July 18. The police then ransacked his house and took away Falun Gong books, an electronic reader, a desk top computer and two laptops. Mr. Kang is now detained at Fengtai Detention Center.