Wave of Arrests in One of China's Top Tourist Cities
(Minghui.org) Many Falun Gong practitioners in China were arrested and harassed in May and July 2015 by local 610 Office agents and police, for filing criminal complaints against Jiang Zemin with the Chinese Supreme Procuratorate and Supreme Court.
The following reports were gathered recently from various areas of “China's Top Tourist City,” Harbin, Heilongjiang Province.
[Nangang District, Harbin City] Police went to Mr. Zhang Qingsen's home with a lawsuit he filed on July 25, 2015. They arrested him and took him to the Harbin No. 2 Detention Center. He was fined 1,000 yuan and detained for 15 days. The police also harassed four other practitioners.
[Yilan County, Harbin City] Police arrested Ms. Du Jing at her car wash company and took her to the Yaziquan Detention Center on July 21, 2015. The police claimed that officials from Beijing called the Harbin Police Department to have her arrested.
[Xinmin Township, Mulan County, Harbin City] Police arrested Ms. Guan Zhongling and Mr. An Liguang and his wife, Ms. Zhang Qingmei. Ms. Guan was taken to Harbin City to be detained for 15 days. Mr. An was taken to the Mulan County Detention Center to be detained for ten days.
[Yanshou County] Police summoned a couple and Ms. Li to the police station. Their criminal complaints against Jiang Zemin were used to interrogate them and find out whether anyone else had assisted them in filing their suits.
[Archeng District, Harbin City] Police arrested Ms. Qi Baoyan and Ms. Wu Yun on July 23, 2015. Ms. Wu was released, and Ms. Qi was detained for five days. The next day the police arrested Xu Jingying and Zheng Yajie and took them to the Yaziquan Detention center for a five-day detention.
[Shuangcheng City] Police arrested Mr. Chen Yawen of Xingshan Town and took him to the Harbin No. 3 Detention Center. Ms. Zhang Li, Ms. Guan Shaoqing, and Ms. Wang Shufang of Wujia Town were taken to the Daoli Detention Center on July 22, 2015. Ms. Zhang Li was released due to her health.
Other practitioners arrested in Shuangcheng City:Shuiquan Township: Mr. Xia Xingwei, Ms. Chen YonglanHandian Town: Mr. Zhang Jun, Mr. Dong Shufang, Ms. Zhao Shulan, Ms. Zhang GuifenDongguan Town: Mr. Bi XingheLianxing Township: Ms. An Xiaoying, Ms. Kou Guimin, Ms. Sun YazhenXinxing Township: Ms. Pan MingyueYoulian Village: Ms. Wu Aixiang, Ms. Liu XiukunTuanjie Township: Ms. Guan Shufen, Mr. Zou XiaojieXinanyu: Ms. Liu LiDongbeiyu: Ms. Wang Jiaan and her sister Ms. Wang Wenjuan
[Bin County] Many practitioners were arrested or fined up to 1,000 yuan.
[Ningyuan Town] More than a dozen police vehicles were dispatched to arrest practitioners. Seventeen were arrested, including 12 women who are being detained at the Yaziquan Detention Center and five men detained elsewhere.
In July, the practitioners detained in Harbin City Detention Center included three women from Harbin City, one woman from Wuchang City, over 30 women from Shuangcheng City, and several dozen women from Bin County.
In 1999, Jiang Zemin, as head of the Chinese Communist Party, overrode other members of the Politburo Standing Committee and launched the violent suppression of Falun Gong.
The persecution has led to the deaths of many Falun Gong practitioners over the past 16 years. More have been tortured for their belief and even killed for their organs. Jiang Zemin is directly responsible for the inception and continuation of the brutal persecution.
Under his personal direction, the communist regime established an extralegal security organization, the 610 Office, on June 10, 1999. The organization overrides police forces and the judicial system in carrying out Jiang's directive regarding Falun Gong: to ruin their reputations, cut off their financial resources, and destroy them physically.
Chinese law permits its citizens to be plaintiffs in criminal cases, and many practitioners are now exercising that right to file criminal complaints against the former dictator.