Forty-two Practitioners Arrested at Private Gathering in Cangzhou, Hebei Province
(Minghui.org) Forty-two Falun Gong practitioners were illegally arrested on August 17, 2014 at a private gathering in Cangzhou. They were taken back to their home areas in the following days and put under police custody. The police also ransacked their homes.
At a home in Huangjiayili Residential Quarters, these practitioners were sharing their experiences of explaining the facts about Falun Gong and the persecution to the public, when over ten plainclothes officers knocked the door open, rushed in, and arrested them.
Ten practitioners are still detained as of August 30. They are from Cangzhou and neighboring cities such as Tianjin and Chengde. Local practitioners are detained at the Cangzhou Detention Center.
Cangzhou Police Department, Yunhe Police Department Domestic Security Division and Nanhuan Patrolling Police Group collaborated in the arrest.
Those who are still detained include Ms. Li Li (李丽), Ms. Cao Yanxiang (曹彦香), Ms. Wang Yu'e (王玉娥), Mr. Xu Kai (徐凯), Mr. Hou Dongliang (侯东亮), Mr. Li Guangguang (李光光) and others from Tianjin and Chengde.
Ms. Li Li's husband Mr. Wang Hongliang (王洪亮), a non-practitioner, was also arrested on August 20 for transferring a printer and currencies with messages about Falun Gong written on them to avoid the confiscation.
Parties involved in the persecution:Tang Guoli (唐国利), Cangzhou Police Department Yunhe Branch Domestic Security Division: +86-13603271866(Cell), +86-317-5309879(Office)Li Yi (李毅), Cangzhou Police Department Yunhe Branch Domestic Security Division: +86-13383079711(Cell)Liu Zhenming (刘振明), chief of the Yanshan Police Department Domestic Security Division: +86-13931781316(Cell)Zhang Xinping (张新萍), deputy chief of the Yanshan Police Department Domestic Security Division: +86-13603336958(Cell)