(Minghui.org) Today's news from China includes incidents of persecution that took place in 14 cities or counties in 10 provinces. According to this report, 17 Falun Gong practitioners were subjected to mistreatment during their detention, and at least 8 practitioners were illegally arrested.
Chief Wan Huiya, Yu Bing and four other officers from the Huangzhou District Domestic Security Division broke into Ms. Wang Guilan's home on the afternoon of May 6, 2014 and confiscated over 20,000 yuan in cash, photos of Falun Gong founder Mr. Li Hongzhi, Falun Gong books and other items. They also confiscated from elderly Ms. Yu's home photos of Mr. Li Hongzhi, Falun Gong books and more.
Ms. Xu Xiaoqin is being held in the Yongchuan District Detention Center. Mr. Tang Fenghua, Mr. Zheng Bangdi and Mr. Luo Mingyou were arrested on April, 10, 2013 and taken to the same detention center and they have now been transferred.
Parties involved in the persecution:Gao Liangxian (高良先), deputy Party secretary, Yongchuan District Political and Legal Affairs Committee: +86-13657608001Deng Guangqi (邓光其), Section No.1, Police Department: +86-13996005251, +86-23-49577143Huang Huishu (黄辉树), chief, Police Department Domestic Security Division: +86-13509470446
Ms. Bai Huayun, in her 70s, from Weidong District, Pingdingshan City, was arrested by officers from the Wuyilu Police Station for distributing Shen Yun Performing Arts DVDs in their local area. She was held in the Pingdingshan Detention Center where her lower body became disabled. She was released on medical parole.
However, agents from the local residential committee and the local community office often harassed her under various guises, and even forced her family to take her to the local residential committee so that she could “report her thoughts.”
Agents from the Weidong District Procuratorate harassed her recently at home again. The Weidong District 610 Office authorities are planning to have Ms. Bai sentenced.
Parties involved in the persecution:Li Ziping (李自平), chief prosecutor, Weidong District Procuratorate: +86-13933557888, +86-375-2863637Qiao Xiangyang (乔向阳), 610 Office: +86-13937521709Hu Gaiping (胡改萍), deputy director, 610 Office: +86-13071772262, +86-15036895279Feng Ge (冯戈), 610 Office: +86-13733787286
Ms. Jiang Baozhu was reported to the police and arrested for speaking about Falun Gong on the evening of May 7, 2014. Plainclothes officers attempted to ransack her home that evening. To expose and stop their crimes, Ms. Jiang's daughter shouted at the door and caused many neighbors to come out to watch. The officers immediately ran away, apprehensively and cowardly.
Agents from the Chenxi County 610 Office harassed Ms. Shi Shenglan on May 8, 2014 at her home in Tang Township, Huangxikou Town. They then broke into Ms. Song Zhuohua's home in Huangxikou Town, without presenting any documents, confiscated a TV receiver, informational materials about Falun Gong and copies of articles written by Falun Gong's founder Mr. Li Hongzhi.
Mr. Jiang Maosong was arrested on the afternoon of May 4, 2014 by officers from the State Security Bureau at his workplace, Tongzi County No.1 High School.
Ms. Zhong Weiqin, 50, Ms. Niu Sanchun, 63, and Ms. Wang Guilan, 73, were arrested by officers from the Hexi Police Station on the morning of May 5, 2014, for distributing Shen Yun Performing Arts DVDs in the Xihu District. They were taken to the police station and their homes were ransacked. Ms. Wang was released that evening due to her senior age. Ms. Zhong and Ms. Niu were detained, each for a term of 15 days.
Parties involved in the persecution:Hexi Police Station: +86-414-3170961Xie Zhihao (谢志昊), officer: +86-15941426856Zhang Junxiang (张俊祥), +86-15698969513Yin Yubiao (尹玉彪): +86-13942439776
About six officers broke into Ms. Mei Qiongrong's vendor booth on the third floor of the Jianxin Farmer's Market on the morning of April 13, 2014. Without presenting any credentials, they searched through the booth and confiscated a copy of Zhuan Falun, Shen Yun Performing Arts DVDs and other items. Officers took Ms. Mei to the Chengdong Police Station, interrogated her and had her photographed. They released her at around 3 pm that day.
Ms. Zheng Baoling, head nurse at the Endocrinology Department of Shijiazhuang City No.3 Hospital in Hebei Province, went to Beijing on business and was arrested there on April 25, 2014, for posting informational materials about Falun Gong. No further details about her arrest are available.
Mr. Wang Zhiwu was arrested on the morning of May 5, 2014 and was released the next afternoon. He was arrested again on the morning of May 8 by armed officers from the Liandong Police Station. He was taken to the No.2 Detention Center.
Parties involved in the persecution:Liu (刘), chief, Criminal Force Group: +86-13315066186An Zhenzhi (安振志), chief, Congtai District Domestic Security Division: +86-310-3019329, +86-13333007726Jia Xingli (贾兴立), political instructor: +86-310-3019975, +86-13831034010
Officers from the Harbin and the Shuangcheng Domestic Security Division went to Xinmin Village in Xinxing Township on the morning of May 8, 2014 and arrested Ms. Pan Mingyue, Ms. Chen Shuli and Mr. Zhang Shu. The arrested practitioners are being held in the Shuangcheng Detention Center.
Ms. Li Yanfang from Shanxi Province was working in Xian City. She was arrested by officers from the Xiaozhai Police Station while visiting her friend's home in the Xian Politics and Law University on the evening of April 26, 2014. Officers broke the door and window, barged into her friend's home, and arrested both Ms. Li and her friend. They also ransacked the friend's home. Officers from the Sanqiao Police Station ransacked Ms. Li's rented residence and confiscated a printer, a computer, books and more.
Ms. Xu Dafang, 60, lives in a dormitory at the Beijing Police Department Dongcheng Branch. She was arrested at the end of March, 2014 for distributing informational materials about Falun Gong in a Walmart Superstore. The Fengtai District Procuratorate issued a warrant for her arrest on April 18, 2014.
Ms. Tang Yuting, 63, and Ms. Li Zhichun, 70, from Shilingzi Village, Dazhu Town were arrested by officers from the Wanyuan Police Department State Security Bureau and the Miaozi Township Police Station. Ms. Tang is being held in the Wanyuan No.2 Detention Center. Ms. Li was interrogated in the Dazhuhe Police Station and then released on the afternoon of the same day.
Parties involved in the persecution:Ye Xudong (叶旭东), chief, Wanyuan Police Department State Security Bureau: +86-13198310331, +86-818-8617381Wang Qiang (王强), deputy chief, Wangyuan Police Department State Security Bureau: +86-13508251188Liu Xi (刘玺), deputy chief, Wangyuan Police Department State Security Bureau:+86-13547268775