Mingyin Practitioners Still Imprisoned, Tortured
(Minghui.org) Mr. Wu Zengjian was released on September 15, 2015, after 13 years in Shandong Prison. Seven practitioners from Mingyin are still being held in that same prison system.
Mr. Wu Zengjian and his wife started to practice Falun Gong in 1997 and were the local assistants for practitioners. They were arrested and detained repeatedly during the past decade. Mr. Wu was arrested in September 2009 and sentenced to 13 years in prison by the Mengying Court on March 28, 2003.
Ms. Teng Detong was arrested in September 2002. She was tied to an iron chair and interrogated for more than four days. She was sentenced to a 14-year prison term in March 2003. Ms. Teng is now in the Shandong Province Women's Prison. Her husband Mr. Yang Zengfang was sentenced to forced labor. Her oldest daughter Ms.Yang Juhui was expelled from high school. There is no one else to care for her elderly mother except for Ms. Teng's younger daughter.
Ms. Shan Fugui was arrested by Ma Lin, Peng Tao, Wang Jiang, and other officers from the Yedian Township Police Station on March 22, 2014. Her home was ransacked, and she was sentenced to a three-year prison term on July 27, 2014. She is now in the Shandong Province Women's Prison.
Ms. Gong Hudong was arrested on July 18, 2014, and sentenced to three years' imprisonment. She also was arrested and detained in 2000, 2001, and 2005. Her father and husband passed away because of the mental stress.
Ms. Yi Shuling was a middle school teacher in Mengying. She was brutally tortured in the Shandong No. 1 Women's Forced Labor Camp and fired from her job. Ms. Yin was arrested on July 18, 2014, and sentenced to three and a half years' imprisonment.
Ms. Zhang Jimei was arrested and held in Jinan Women's Forced Labor Camp for three years and brutally tortured. She was arrested again on October 16, 2014, for distributing informational materials about Falun Gong. Ms. Zhang was taken to the Linyin Detention Center on October 23 and sentenced to three years and three months by the Linyin Court on January 12, 2015. She is incarcerated in the Shandong Province Women's Prison.
Mr. Peng Changguo was heading to work in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, on August 18, 2014. He was arrested at the train station for carrying a USB drive with content about Falun Gong. Mr. Peng was sentenced to three years in January 2015, and is now in Shandong Prison.
Ms. Wang Xiangmei, 57, is retired from the Mengyin Cotton Mill. She was taken to the Jinan Women's Forced Labor Camp in 2001 and imprisoned for two years. She was arrested again at home on December 30, 2014, and sentenced to three years several months later. She is incarcerated in the Shandong Women's Prison.