More on Shuangyashan Arrest: Seven Practitioners Remain in Custody; Police Refuse to Return Majority of Confiscated Valuables
(Minghui.org) Shuangyanshan Police in Heilongjiang Province arrested more than ten Falun Gong practitioners in two days about a month ago. Seven practitioners remain in custody.
Though several practitioners have managed to get back some of their confiscated possessions, the police have flatly refused to return the majority of valuables looted during the arrests.
Below is a tally of those arrested and items taken.
Police arrested Ms. Shan Jinli and her son, Mr. Wang Dongsheng, at their home at around 1:00 p.m. on October 14. Her husband and daughter are not practitioners, but they were taken away, too. Officers ransacked their home and confiscated a desktop computer, three laptops, a DVD burner, three printers, a color scanner, several cell phones, many Falun Gong materials, a gold necklace, a gold ring, a watch, a camera, 79,153 yuan in cash, and a car worth more than 70,000 yuan. Ms. Jin's husband and daughter were later released.
Ms. Wang Yuzhi was arrested at the train station at about 2:00 p.m. on October 14.
After more than ten officers arrested Ms. Guo Hongxia and her guests at her home on the afternoon of October 14, they ransacked her home. Several bank books were confiscated, one of them with a balance of 800,000 yuan. More than 1,000 yuan in cash, a laptop, a printer, and Falun Gong books and materials were taken, as well.
The police ransacked Ms. Zhang Liyan's home on the evening of October 14. They made off with a computer and Falun Gong books.
Yang Yufan's home was ransacked on the morning of October 15. A computer, a DVD player, and more than 10,000 yuan in cash were confiscated. Yang Yufan's family was able to get the cash back. The police told Yang Yufan's son to take Yang home "on parole" when Yang was found to have severe high blood pressure.
Yang Yufan's neighbor, Mr. Tan Yulin, was arrested and his home ransacked the same day as Yang's. More than 6,000 yuan in cash, bank books, a computer, two printers, a DVD burner, and Falun Gong books and DVDs were confiscated. His family was able to retrieve their cash.
The police went to Ms. Wu Yuexia's home on the morning of October 15 and took away a computer, a printer, Falun Gong books, and a photo of the founder of Falun Gong.
Mr. Zu Shaohai's home was ransacked on the afternoon of October 15. The police confiscated a computer, a printer, Falun Gong books, a photo of the founder of Falun Gong, and three boxes of printer paper. Mr. Zu was released on medical parole a few days later, after he showed symptoms of tuberculosis and high blood pressure.
Practitioner Mr. Yang went to Yang Yufan's home on October 17 but was followed by the police. Officers ransacked the home.
Jianshan Domestic Security Division police and Wang Xiaodong, an officer from Wohongqiao Police Station, broke into and ransacked Ms. Chen Guoli's home on the afternoon of October 17. They took away two portraits of the founder of Falun Gong and threatened her family.
There are still many police officers monitoring the practitioners' homes.
Seven practitioners are still in custody: Ms. Guo Hongxia, Ms. Zhang Liyan, Ms. Wang Yuzhi, Ms. Wu Yuexia, Ms. Shan Jinli, Mr. Wang Dongsheng, and Mr. Zu Shaohai.