13 Falun Gong Practitioners Arrested in Xinxiang, Henan Before APEC Summit
(Minghui.org) Before the APEC Summit took place in Beijing, police arrested at least 13 Falun Gong practitioners on November 3. The Chinese Communist Party authorities are known to carry out such roundups before international attention is focused on significant events taking place in China.
The arrests were orchestrated by Xinxiang 610 Office and Domestic Security Division. Police officers from four districts and eight counties participated.
Ms. Wang Fengyun (王凤云) was arrested by six officers from Rongxiaolu Police Station.
Ms. Lang Gaiqin (郎改琴) was taking care of her bedridden husband when officers from Nanqiaohuayuan Police Station broke into her home and arrested her. Ms. Zheng Jiajin (郑家金), who was visiting, was also arrested.
Police ransacked both Ms. Wang and Ms. Lang's homes and confiscated their printers, computers, DVD burners and literature related to Falun Gong.
Ms. Li Chunling (李春玲), in her 40s, and Ms. Ma Fuying (马福英), in her 70s, were arrested by officers from Hui County Domestic Security Division.
Officers raided Ms. Li's home and took away two computers, two printers, two cellphones and tens of thousands of yuan in cash. Ms. Ma's computer and printer were also seized.
Mr. Jin Jixin (靳纪新) and his wife Ms. Kong Weiqin (孔卫琴) were arrested by personnel from Xinxiang 610 Office, who also took away their computers and Falun Gong pamphlets, as well as 4,000 yuan in cash and other valuables.
Ms. Pan Yinjuan (潘银娟), 52, was arrested at work by officers from Hongmen Police Station.
Currently, Ms. Jiao Qiufang (焦秋芳), Ms. Li Chunling, Ms. Ma Fuying, Ms. Kong Weiqin, as well as a practitioner whose name is unknown, are detained at Xinxiang Detention Center.
Mr. Jin Jixin is detained at Yuanyang County Detention Center.
Two practitioners, Ji Chunxian (纪纯仙) and one surnamed Lin (林), have not been seen since the arrest.
Mr. Guo Tianping (郭田平) was later released on medical parole.
Perpetrators' Contact Information:
Zhang Huiguo (张辉国), deputy head of Xinxiang Police Department: +86- 18937303966, +86-18638325678Zhang Hongwei (张宏伟), head of the local 610 Office: +86-13903732682Li Yucheng (李玉成), head of Hui County Domestic Security Division: +86-13937343086Yao Yuxin (姚宇新), head of Xinxiang Detention Center: +86-373-5115601, +86-13937323111, +86-18637367011