(Minghui.org) Today's news from China includes incidents of persecution that took place in 14 cities or counties in 8 provinces. According to this report, 15 Falun Gong practitioners were subjected to mistreatment during their detention, and at least 14 were illegally arrested.
Ms. Qi Yanhui and four other practitioners were arrested when they were reading the Falun Gong teachings together on August 10, 2017. The other four practitioners were released after 15 days of detention. Ms. Qi was then taken to Jiaohe Detention Center by officers from the Jiaohe City Domestic Security Division.
Over 20 officers from the Wangcang County State Security Division and the Jiachuan Town Police Station broke into Ms. Liu Zhenying's home on the afternoon of September 30, 2017. They confiscated all of her Falun Gong books and materials. Ms. Liu and her grandson were taken to the police station. They were released at midnight that evening.
Ms. Wang Cuiyan and Ms. Hou Minjie were arrested on August 29, 2017. They were first held in the county detention center, then transferred to Shijiazhuang No. 2 Detention Center on September 13. A practitioner with the last name Miao was also held in the county detention center. The three practitioners were later placed under criminal detention.
Officers from Zhangduangu Town Police Department also went many times to Mr. Li Ruichao's home and harassed him. He stays away from his home to avoid persecution.
Participants in the persecution of these practitioners:Liu Qinghui (刘庆辉), head of Wuji County 610 Office: +86-15032862111Wang Jiancai (王建才): +86-13630833308Li Jianli (李建立), head of Domestic Security Division: +86-13930436137
Ms. Jin Xiaoqin was arrested and taken to the Gongjiawan Brainwashing Center on September 30, 2017.
Mr. Wang Zhongguo from Xiaogou Village, Jianye Township was arrested on November 10, 2017. He was then sentenced to prison and held in the new inmates ward in Liaoxi Prison. He is now being detained at Shenyang City No. 1 Prison.
Seven officers, including Chen, deputy director of Shiban Town Police Station, broke into Ms. Yu Suhui's home in Tianchi Village, and arrested and handcuffed her, on the afternoon of September 22, 2017. The officers ransacked her home and confiscated photos of and books written by the founder of Falun Gong, along with a computer, a cell phone, and 50,000 yuan in cash.
Officers from the Harbin City Domestic Security Division broke into Mr. Pei Tingjiu's home in Rongsheng Village, Handian Town, Shuangcheng District, and arrested him on the afternoon of September 13, 2017. Mr. Pei's home was ransacked.
Ms. Wang Fengying was arrested on September 1, 2016. She was sentenced to one-year-and-six-months in prison and taken to Longquanyi Women's Prison.
Ms. Cao Sulan was sentenced to a one-year-and-three-month prison term. She will be released on December 1, 2017.
Ms. Cao Xiaolan was sentenced to a one-year-and-one-month term. She will be taken to Longquanyi Women's Prison.
Mr. Chen Yixin was tried.
Ms. Du Xiuyun appealed, but the intermediate court upheld the original verdict without holding a hearing.
Mr. Wang Yubo and his wife, Ms. Gao Caixia, from Xicheng District, were arrested at home on September 27, 2017. They are being detained in Changping Detention Center.
Ms. Li Jinfeng, a Langzhong City resident, was arrested around October 2016, for filing a criminal complaint against Jiang Zemin for initiating the persecution of Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline based on the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
The Langzhong City Court held a secret trial at the Nanchong City Fourth Detention Center on July 7, 2017, without informing Ms. Li's family. The presiding judge sentenced her to one-and-a-half years in prison.
Ms. Li's husband went to the detention center on August 15 after learning about the conviction, but he was denied visitation. He was told that he had to pay 5,000 yuan before he could visit her. He complied and finally saw his wife for the first time since her arrest.
Ms. Li was transferred to Longquan Women’s Prison in late August. She, however, was nowhere to be found when her husband went to the prison one month later. The guards refused to disclose her whereabouts.
Her husband had to go from one prison to another in the province to locate her. He eventually found her name on the roster at another prison. He was allowed to see her, but the whole ordeal took a toll on his health. He fell ill and was hospitalized soon after he returned home.
Mr. Chen Yinru was sentenced on May 26, 2017 to three-years-and-nine-months in prison. The prosecutor had provided false evidence against him. Mr. Chen’s family sued the prosecutor and appealed to the Suzhou Intermediate Court.
It was recently learned that the intermediate court didn’t conduct a hearing, but instead directly decided to uphold the original sentence. Mr. Chen has been transferred to Suzhou Prison.
The Tongzhou Court tried Ms. Qing Xiuying, Mr. Li Yeliang, and Ms. Xia Hong on September 20, 2017. Ms. Qing was sentenced to ten years in prison and deprived of political rights for two years. Ms. Xia was sentenced to four years, and Mr. Li was sentenced to three years.
Ms. Zhang Guohua was arrested on September 5, 2017. Her family hired a lawyer to meet with her at the Deyang Detention Center. However, the detention center blocked the lawyer from seeing her. Her husband also received threatening calls from the local police station. The police told him not to hire a lawyer to argue legal regulations with them.
Ms. Che Pingping has been detained at Jilin Provincial Prison since November 26, 2015.
Guards Ni Xiaohong and Gao Yang framed Ms. Che on March 24 or 25, 2017, and she was confined in a small room. Ms. Che went on a hunger strike. The guards tied her to an iron cart and took her to the prison hospital for forced feeding.
The prison didn’t allow her family members to visit her on September 18, 2017. It was said that she practiced the exercises on the morning of September 4 and was then confined in a small room. The confinement ended on September 19, but she remained strictly monitored.
Her prison term is scheduled to end on October 17, 2017, but the prison claimed that they will transfer her to the Jilin 610 Office on that day.
Ms. Qin was reported and arrested because she gave a passerby a DVD about Falun Gong on August 10, 2017. Her arrest was approved on September 13. She is being held at Putuo District Detention Center.
Her husband went to the police station and the appeals office to request her release. The appeals office shuffled its responsibility to the police station.
Ms. Dong Fenghong was arrested on January 26, 2016. Wucheng County Court tried her in December 2016 and sentenced her to two-years-and-four-months in prison.
Ms. Dong was transferred from the Dezhou Detention Center to Division 10 of the Shandong Provincial Prison.