(Minghui.org) Mr. Cheng Jianli, a Falun Gong practitioner from Shanxi Province, was arrested in Anhui Province on May 18, 2014. According to his attorney, the case was transferred to the Anhui Province Court, but he has yet to be notified of a trial date.

Mr. Cheng is from Gaoxian Town, Quwo County, Linfen City, Shanxi Province. He was arrested by the Yaohai District domestic security police for doing the Falun Gong exercises at a hotel in Hefei City, Anhui Province, on May 18, 2014. He was illegally detained at the Hefei City No.1 Detention Center. Officer Lu Houshan from the domestic security division was responsible for his arrest and detention.

Mr. Cheng's case was returned to the Yaohai District Police Department by the local procuratorate several times. However, officers from the domestic security division in the police department insisted on persecuting Mr. Cheng and the case files were bounced back and forth between the police department, the domestic security division, the procuratorate, and the court.

Mr. Cheng's Family Harassed

Mr. Cheng's family and his attorney's phones were monitored. Mr. Cheng's wife called her brother on the evening of June 2, 2014, and told him that Mr. Cheng had been arrested. Her brother said that he could help hire an attorney.

Because the call was monitored, the police arrested Mr. Cheng's brother-in-law, detained him for two weeks, and charged him with gambling.

Mr. Cheng's wife went to his employer to collect his belongings on June 11, 2014. She was told by a co-worker that the police had confiscated his computer. The manager denied it.

Five domestic security officers from Quwo County, Shanxi Province, and Anhui Province went to Mr. Cheng's home in July 2014 to harass his family. They demanded to know if anyone else in the family practiced Falun Gong. They claimed that, if their son did not hire an attorney, he would be released, but he would have to report to the police station once a month.

Domestic security police officer Liu Xurui from Quwo County harassed Mr. Cheng's family in October 2014.

Mr. Cheng's wife was not given permission to visit her husband and does not know his present situation.

Participants in the persecution of Mr. Cheng and the harassment of his family:Yaohai District Domestic Security Division in Hefei City, Anhui Province: +86-551-62693119Yaohai District Police Department: +86-551-64212338, +86-551-2693110