(Minghui.org) Under the deceptive name of “Legal Education,” the 610 Office has secretly opened brainwashing centers and abducted local Falun Gong practitioners, as well as other practitioners who were released from forced labor camps and prisons. The purpose of the 610 Office is to try to force the Falun Gong practitioners to give up their belief.

The Shulan Brainwashing Center in Jilin Province is one of these places. After a brainwashing session on July 1, 2013, the center began another round of arrests on August 7. The Falun Gong practitioners known to have been arrested include Li Shengcheng from Lianhua Township, Wang Wentian from Jiusheng Village, Qili Township, Ms. Guo Xiuqing from Xieda Village, Shujiao Township, Jiang Yihong from Bao’an Village, Baiqi Town and Ms. Ni Jingrong from Ping’an Town. Ms. Zhang Jianying from Ping’an Town was harassed by the authorities.

The arrests were coordinated by the Shulan 610 Office. Every street and township political unit participated in the plan and sent out police to carry out the arrests.

At around 5 a.m. on August 8, Mr. Guo Xiuqing, who lived in Xin Village, was arrested and sent to the brainwashing center by four police from Huancheng Police Station.

At around 4 a.m. on August 8, Hu Guoxiao, the mayor of Lianhua Village, and Yang Wenxue from the Integrated Management Office, together with two other policemen, broke into practitioner Li Shengcheng’s house, arrested him, and sent him to the brainwashing center. However, the center refused to take Mr. Li and sent him home.

At around 4 a.m. on August 8, Falun Gong practitioner Jiang Yihong from Bao’an Village, Baiqi Town was arrested by a group of people, several of whom wore uniforms. Jiang Yihong’s family heard sounds while working in their backyard. When they came in, they discovered that Mr. Jiang had been taken away.

At around 4 a.m. on August 8, Deputy Mayor of Qili Township, Shi Xiaoyan, led Tian Wanjin, the Mayor of Jiusheng Village, one policeman and three unidentified men in plainclothes to the home of practitioner Wang Wentian. At first, they wanted to take Wang Wentian’s son Wang Zhongyuan (also a practitioner) to the brainwashing center. However, the young man was not at home. So they deceived the 71-year-old Wang Wentian, “You come to the brainwashing center instead of your son for only a few days. Then your son can work at home.”

Practitioner Ni Jingrong from Ping’an Town ha also been arrested. Practitioner Zhang Ying is being harassed, as is a practitioner with the surname Tian. More details are coming.

Parties involved in the persecution:

Zhang Wei (张伟), contact for brainwashing center: +86-432-63578963, +86-15948410123 (Cell), +86-15044613455 (Cell), 
Hou Changfu (侯长富), director of Shulan City Police Department: +86-432-68258001, +86-13304400009 (Cell)
Cheng Puliang (程普亮), director of Guard Office (previously 610 Office): +86-432-68260866, +86-432-68266888, +86-13500900666 (Cell)