(Minghui.org) Today's news from China includes incidents of persecution that took place in 22 cities or counties in 11 provinces. According to this report, 7 Falun Gong practitioners were subjected to mistreatment during their detention, and at least 38 were illegally arrested.
Mr. Lu Zhifan, who was detained in the Chaihe Forestry Bureau Detention Center, was tortured to death on September 3, 2016. His body was cremated by the center and his family was paid 800,000 yuan as compensation.
Parties involved in persecuting Mr. Lu:Wang Chunlei (王春雷), director, Chaihe Forestry Bureau Detention Center: +86-13766641899Wen Cheng (温成), director, Hailin City Police Department: +86-13351139888Liu Tongxin (刘同信), officer, Chaihe Forestry Bureau Domestic Security Division: +86-13208430999
Mr. Xia Yilin was tried on August 16, 2016.
Mr. Wei Lihua and another practitioner were arrested on September 13, 2016, for installing satellite dishes for receiving NTD television programs. Mr. Wei's home was ransacked by the Shen County Police Department.
Ms. Wang Changrong was arrested and taken to a brainwashing center on September 20, 2016.
Ms. Wang Yu and Ms. Yang Aiping were arrested by Du Guojun and other officers from the Dandong City Domestic Security Division on August 28, 2016, for talking to people about the persecution of Falun Gong over the phone. Du confiscated their cell phones and took them to the Linjiang Police Station and Maokuishan Police Station respectively.
The police ransacked their homes that evening. They confiscated, from Ms. Wang's home, a computer, Falun Gong books, a picture of the founder of Falun Gong; and from Ms. Yang's home, a computer, and a dozen Falun Gong books, several pictures of the founder, and an MP3.
They are held in the Dandong City Detention Center.
Parties involved in persecuting Ms. Wang and Ms. Yang:Wang Xueping (王学平), attorney general, Zhenxing District Procuratorate in Dandong City: +86-13604951999, +86-415-2027999Tang Xiguo (唐喜国), deputy attorney general: +86-415-2027568, +86-415-6276468, +86-13842519009
Ms. Yuan Xiaoying was arrested by officers from the Qinglong Town Police Station on September 8, 2016. She was to be detained for 15 days.
When her mother arrived at the center to pick her up, she was arrested by officers from the Qinglong 610 Office and taken to a brainwashing center in Qinglong County.
Mr. Qi Wenxin was arrested by police on September 11, 2016. He is held in the Changchun No.2 Detention Center.
Ms. Jin Shuying was arrested on September 21, 2016.
Li (no further information is available) was arrested by officers from the Bianfang Police Station in Zetou Town on September 21, 2016, for talking to people about the persecution of Falun Gong.
Ms. Zhang Yingxian was arrested by officers from the Gejia Police Station on September 20, 2016, for talking to people about the persecution of Falun Gong. She was later released and the police confiscated 300 yuan.
Ms. Wang Songyan and Ms. Chen Suxia were arrested by Li Fangchun and several officers from the Linshu County 610 Office and Domestic Security Division on September 12, 2016, for hanging banners and posters with information about the persecution of Falun Gong.
The police confiscated their car key and took them to the Zhucang Police Station. The next day, they were taken to the Linyi Detention Center. They are deprived of family visits.
Parties involved in persecuting the two practitioners:Fu Lei (付磊), director, Linshu 610 Office: +86-13705399390, +86-539-6084203Li Fangchun (李方春), officer, Linshu 610 Office: +86-13905398692, +86-539-6084256Ding Qingshu (丁庆沭), deputy director, Linshu 610 Office: +86-13853907705Chen Hongfa (陈洪发), deputy director, Linshu 610 Office: +86-13954916799Qiu Feng (邱峰), captain, Domestic Security Division: 17862208072, +86-13905397639
Five practitioners were recently arrested at work and taken to the Tianliu Police Station by Guo Hongtang and other officers from the Shouguang City Domestic Security Division. They are Mr. Sun Xinfeng, Mr. Zhao Xinliang, Mr. Wang Wei, Ms. Wang Aixiu, and Mr. Liu Aihua.
The police beat Mr. Zhao and Ms. Sun. They ransacked the practitioners homes and confiscated many personal items in the homes of Mr. Wang, Mr. Sun, and Mr. Zhao.
Ms. Xin Shuxia's home was ransacked by Shen Qibin and Cao Limei on September 21, 2016. The persecutors broke into her home when no one was there. They ransacked her home and confiscated two boxes of papers, two books, a picture of Falun Gong books, and other personal items.
Shen is the secretary of Beiruhe Village and Cao is the director of the Women's Federation.
Ms. Yang Shuyu, 75, was arrested and taken to the Songyuan Police Station on September 17, 2016, for talking to people about the persecution of Falun Gong. She was detained for 24 hours. Then, the police ransacked her home and confiscated a picture of the founder of Falun Gong.
Parties involved in persecuting Ms. Yang:Songyuan Police Station: +86-10-89782718Officer: +86-13911192923
Mr. Cui Guangfu was imprisoned in the Jinzhong Prison, Shanxi Province, on August 4, 2016. He suffered a cerebral infarction and is partially paralyzed. He has difficult speaking.
He was taken to the Xinkang Prison Hospital for treatment. His family was informed that he was in critical condition on August 30. His family applied for medical parole, but the outcome is not known at this time.
Parties involved in persecuting Mr. Cui:Criminal Division, Jinzhong Prison: +86-354-3826419Administrative Division, Jinzhong Prison: +86-354-3826442
Mr. Yang Xuegui is being held in the Lanzhou City No. 3 Detention Center
Mr. Liu Zhenrong and Ms. Chen Shuhong were arrested by plainclothes officers on September 22, 2016, for talking to people about the persecution of Falun Gong. They were taken to the Nancaicun Town Police Station and interrogated. The police searched their bags. They were later released.
Ms. Li Chunxiu, who was arrested on September 22, 2016, is held in the Lutai Police Station, Ninghe District.
Three Kunming practitioners were tried on September 8 for refusing to renounce Falun Gong.
Mr. Li Peigao's lawyer argued that no law in China criminalizes Falun Gong and his client should never have been prosecuted for exercising his right to freedom of belief.
Ms. He Shuangfeng's lawyer entered a guilty plea for her, but she argued that she was innocent.
The three Falun Gong practitioners were arrested on November 26, 2015. Mr. Li, 80, and Ms. Ji were released on bail, while Ms. He has was taken to the Kunming City Detention Center.
Five Hefei City residents were tried on September 14 for practicing Falun Gong and spreading information about this spiritual discipline.
Mr. Xu Min, Mr. Duan Tianjun, Mr. Dai Jiaqian, Ms. Wang Bilan, and Ms. Wu Yanjiao were represented by Mr. Cheng Hai and Mr. Tang Zhiwei.
Both lawyers argued that no law in China criminalizes Falun Gong, hence it was their clients’ constitutional right to practice and spread information about Falun Gong. They demanded acquittal of the five Falun Gong practitioners.
Ling Shengrong was the presiding judge, and Liu Juan was the public prosecutor.
Mr. Xu, 50, was arrested outside his apartment building on September 15, 2015. The police ransacked his home and confiscated Falun Gong related information in his computer. He remains detained in the Hefei City Second Detention Center.
The other four practitioners were arrested on the same day. It is unclear where they are being held.
Mr. Shen Hailong has been denied family visits for refusing to renounce Falun Gong.
Mr. Shen was sentenced to an 18 year prison term for tapping into state-owned television broadcasting system to broadcast information about the persecution of Falun Gong.
His family visited Nanguanling Prison on September 22, 2016, but was denied visiting rights. The guards said Mr. Shen is being placed under strict supervision.
Three practitioners were tried on September 22 for hanging banners celebrating Word Falun Dafa Day on May 13.
The prosecutor charged Ms. Wu Yuping, Ms. Wang Ying, and Ms. Sun Yuelan with using a cult to undermine law enforcement, a standard pretext used by the Chinese communist regime to frame and imprison Falun Gong practitioners.
The lawyers argued that no law in China criminalizes Falun Gong and their clients' banners cause no harm to anyone, let alone undermine law enforcement. They demanded acquittal of the three women.
The judge adjourned the hearing without issuing a verdict.
Ms. Lu Chunxia from Guangzhou was arrested on July 29, 2016 when she visited her parents-in-law in Shishi City, Fujian Province. She was escorted back and taken to the Guangzhou Brainwashing Center, which is called Guangzhou Legal System Education School. She has been held there fore almost two months.
Her husband hired two lawyers. They went to the brainwashing center twice and requested to visit Ms. Lu. The brainwashing center rejected the requests.
Mahe District Court in Yichun tried four Falun Gong practitioners on June 13, 2016. The verdict was issued 10 days later. Ms. Fang Zhizhen was sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment, Ms. Li Cuiling four years, and Ms. Wang Yuying and Ms. Fu Yanhua to two-and-a-half years.
Ms. Xiao Jianrong was arrested on March 31, 2016 for practicing Falun Gong. Her home was ransacked. Her family hired two lawyers Xiong Dongmei and Guo Lianhui.
Ms. Xiao was tried on September 7, 2016. The two lawyers called for a not guilty verdict and were eloquent in their presentation.
Mr. Liao Zeguang was arrested by officers from the Yutang Police Station, Bazhou District, on September 20, 2016. His home was ransacked. The police confiscated two computers, three printers, a DVD player, and other personal items. They also confiscated his tricycle, which he used for making a living. He was taken to the Bazhong Detention Center.
The police had harassed Mr. Liao many times during September 2016, commenting that his tricycle was too worn-out and might affect the city image.