(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Sun Dekun and his wife, son, and daughter were arrested by officers from the Shenyang City Domestic Security Division on the morning of April 14, 2016. The family was having breakfast in a restaurant at the time.

The police told Mr. Sun they were being arrested because he had filed criminal complaints against former Chinese dictator Jiang Zemin.

Mr. Sun and his son are being held in the Dadong District Detention Center; his wife and daughter are in the Shenyang City Detention Center.

The police ransacked the family's home afterwards and confiscated computers and other personal belongings.

Mr. Sun and His Family Previously Arrested and Detained in 2013

Shenyang City Domestic Security Division and Sandongqiao Police Station officers went to Mr. Sun's home on October 23, 2013, pretending they were from the traffic police team. They claimed that Mr. Sun had killed two people in a car accident. Mr. Sun was surprised since he had not recently driven. When he asked when the accident happened, they could not answer. Mr. Sun told them to come back the next day.

Instead of leaving, the police surrounded Mr. Sun's home until the next day. Mr. Sun realized that they were there because he was a Falun Gong practitioner. The police first cut off the electricity to Mr. Sun's home at noon. Later they found a locksmith to destroy the lock on Mr. Sun's door and broke in. They arrested all four family members without showing any IDs. The four were taken to the Sandongqiao Police Station and individually interrogated. Mr. Sun's son was beaten during the interrogation.

The police later ransacked Mr. Sun's home. They took many personal belongings, including jewelry, computers, and cellphones.

Mr. Sun's wife and son were released on October 26, but Mr. Sun and his daughter were transferred to the Shenyang City Detention Center.

Mr. Sun was not released until December 5, 2013. During his detention, the guards brutally tortured him to try to extract a confession. He ended up in critical condition and had to be taken to a prison hospital on November 7 for emergency treatment.

Parties who participated the persecution of Mr. Sun Dekun:Ma Zhanliang, team leader of Shenyang City 610 Office: +86-24-23106006Domestic Security Team at Heping Police Department in Shenyang City:+86-24-23526637Bai Liang, director of Dadong District Detention Center: +86-24-88213208Qiao Yi and Tao Zhongxin, captains of Dadong District Domestic Security Team:+86-24-88538659Shenyang City Detention Center: +86-24-89241894, +86-24-89248084