(Minghui.org) At least 26 Falun Gong practitioners have been harassed and illegally arrested by Dalian police and community officers since July 20, 2014. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party's persecution of Falun Gong.

At Least 14 Practitioners Arrested in the Jinzhou District

Nine practitioners were arrested by the Xianjin Police Station in the Jinzhou District, and their homes were ransacked. They are: Cui, Ms. Bai Yunxiang, Ms. Wang Shufang, Ms. Wang Qi, Lu, Wei, Ms. Wang Guixiang, Mr. Zhang Guoli, and Mr. Xu Minghai. Mr. Xu's non-practitioner father was also arrested.

Mr. Chen Yazhou, from Jiuli, Jinzhou District, was arrested at home on the morning of July 23, 2014. The police confiscated four computers, three copy machines, a van, Falun Gong informational materials about the persecution, Falun Gong books, and approximately 200,000 yuan. He is being held at the Dalian Detention Center and his paralyzed mother was left behind unattended at home.

The Jinzhou District Police Department and Domestic Security Division officers involved in the persecution are: captain Miao Junyi, Bi Kefeng and Guo Lin.

At Least 12 Practitioners Arrested in Downtown Dalian

At least 12 practitioners were arrested in downtown Dalian, including Mr. Luan Zhihua, Mr. Qin Sigui, Ms. Sun Caiyan, Ms. Wang Yuhe, Ms. Li Chunmei, Ms. Zhang Meilian, and Ms. Wu Yanguang.

Ms. Zhang Meilian was arrested while having dinner at home by officers from the Xiuyuejie Police Station on the evening of July 20, 2014.

Mr. Qin Sigui was arrested by six plainclothes officers from the Kunming Police Station at 5:50 a.m. on July 21, 2014.

Ms. Sun Caiyan and her mother were arrested by officers from the Chunhai Police Station and the Haijun Square Police Station on the morning of July 21, 2014. The police ransacked her home and confiscated many personal items.

Mr. Wang Yonghe was arrested by about eight plainclothes officers around 10:00 a.m. on July 21, 2014.

Ms. Li Chunmei was arrested at home and taken to the Guilin Street Police Station by seven officers from the Zhongshan Police Station early in the morning on July 21, 2014. The police confiscated several cell phones, some tablet computers, and other personal items. She is being held at the Dalian Detention Center.

Officers from the Ganjingzi Police Station arrested Ms. Wu Yanguang on the morning of July 29, 2014. She is being held at the Dalian Detention Center.