More Than 10 Practitioners from Changchun Targeted During Large-Scale Arrest
(Minghui.org) More than 10 Falun Dafa practitioners in Changchun City, Jilin Province, were targeted during a large-scale arrest on July 18. The arrest was planned by provincial officials and carried out by local police stations who broke into or waited near practitioners' homes to make the arrests. They also hired a large number of temporary workers and security guards to carry out the arrests.
An eyewitness reported to have seen about 10 practitioners taken to the Jida No.4 Hospital (also known as the Automobile Factory Hospital) for physical examinations that morning. The arrested practitioners, except those who were released later that day or the next day for various reasons, have been illegally detained in the No. 2 Detention Center if male, or the Weizigou Detention Center if female.
Mr. Sun Baifang and Six Others Arrested
Two men climbed over a wall and broke into Mr. Sun's home at around 5 a.m. on July 18. When questioned by Mr. Sun and his wife Ms. Zhao Jinfeng, the two men claimed that they were construction workers. They then opened the gate to Mr. Sun's home compound and more than 10 men entered. Among them, two were in police uniforms.
These men were actually police officers from the Automobile Factory Police Department. They ransacked Mr. Sun's home and confiscated Dafa books, a picture of the founder of Falun Dafa Mr. Li Hongzhi, DVD's, jewelry valued roughly at 20,000 yuan, 500 yuan, three deposit books, salary cards, and two cellphones. Mr. Sun refused when asked to sign a slip listing all confiscated items.
They arrested the couple and five other practitioners who were visiting at the time, even though Ms. Zhao felt weak and couldn't walk. When Mr. Sun and their son refused to carry Ms. Zhao to the police car, the police called an ambulance and took Ms. Zhao to the Jida No. 4 Hospital. Worried about his mother's health, their son went along.
Ms. Sun and the other five practitioners, including Mr. Du He and his wife Ms. Ma Cuimei, Ms. Hou Guixiang, Ms. Sun Shuying, and Ms. Lijun were taken to the basement at the Automobile Factory Police Department where Mr. Du was beaten.
According to reports on the Minghui Website, this basement has been used previously to detain arrested practitioners. Ms. Zhang Yuanfang who was detained there after her arrest in 2013 confirmed that there are individual cells in the basement with metal bars and an interrogation room.
Ms. Sun was diagnosed with paralysis of one side of her body and was released at around 10 a.m. that day. Ms. Hou was taken to the Weizigou Detention Center and later released due to a failed physical examination. Ms. Lijun and Ms. Ma were detained at the Weizigou Detention Center and Mr. Sun and Mr. Du at the Changchun City No. 2 Detention Center.
The director of the Anqinglu Police Station and more than 10 other officers knocked on Ms. Li Guijin's door at around 10 a.m. on July 18. Since Ms. Li was not home, her husband opened the door. More than 10 officers ransacked their home and confiscated Dafa books, a picture of the founder of Falun Dafa, DVDs, and a radio. Before they left, the police told Ms. Li's husband that she needed to report to the police station upon her return.
About seven police officers from the Ziyoudalu Police Station in the Chaoyang District surrounded Mr. Qi in front of his apartment building in the Huguang Community on the morning of July 18. They attracted the attention of many neighbors. The police threatened and coerced Mr. Qi to open the door to his home. They confiscated personal items including Dafa books. Mr. Qi was taken to the police station and later released.
Ms. Wu Guichun's home in Youdian Community was also ransacked and Ms. Wu arrested. More details are yet to be investigated.
Ms. Liu Guiyun was arrested by police officers from the Nanguan Police Department, despite the fact that she was disabled. She was taken to the Shuguang Police Station and later transferred to the Weizigou Detention Center.
Ms. Liu Jingxiu was arrested on July 18 and her home ransacked. The police confiscated pictures of the founder of Falun Dafa, Dafa books, a computer, Internet card, cash, and a cellphone. It is believed that police from the Shuguanglu Police Station made the arrest and that she is being held at the Weizigou Detention Center.
Ms. Chen Chunling, 71, was arrested at her home. She was reportedly shouting “Falun Dafa is good.” when she was taken away. Her whereabouts is unknown.
Mr. Hu is in his 80's. He was arrested and released later.
Ms. Wang was arrested at his home and the police confiscated personal items including Dafa books, pictures of the founder of Falun Dafa, a computer, electronics, and cellphones. He was later released due to a failed physical examination.
Two practitioners from the Weixing Road area were arrested.
Mr. Wei and his wife Ms. Wu Huan have been missing since July 18 and it is believed that they have been arrested.
Ms. Zhao Fenghui, 40, was arrested at around 7 a.m. on July 17 by police officers from the Weixingguangchang Police Station. The police ransacked her home and confiscated personal items including books and a computer. Ms. Zhao is being held at the Changchun City No. 3 Detention Center.
According to reports, police from the Weixingguangchang Police Station arrested more than 10 local practitioners on that day and all are detained at the No. 3 Detention Center.
Parties participated in recent arrests in Changchun City:
Anqinglu Police Station (安庆路派出所): +86-431-85983666 (office)Ziyoudalu Police Station (自由大路派出所): +86-431-85683362 (office)Automobile Factory Police Department (汽车公安局): +86-431-85902440 (office)Changchun City Police Department (长春市公安局): +86-431-88908082 (office)Jilin Provincial Public Security Bureau (吉林省公安厅): +86-431-82752820 (office)Nanguan District Police Department (南关区公安分局): +86-431-8612152 (office)