(Minghui.org) Seven residents in Qinhuangdao City, including a married couple, were arrested on June 9, 2017 for refusing to renounce Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline being persecuted by the Chinese communist regime. They were issued formal arrest warrants on July 15 and are now awaiting indictments for their faith.

Fu Yong, an officer from Criminal Investigation Section of Qinhuangdao City Public Security, and about a dozen others broke into Jiahe Agency at around 5 p.m. on June 9 and arrested the business’ owners, Mr. Zuo Hongtao and his wife Ms. Cui Qiurong.

The police also arrested four other Falun Gong practitioners, including Mr. Wu Wenzhang, Mr. Yang Xiaoyong, Ms. Yuan Sujing and Mr. Li Aiguo, who were visiting the couple at the time.

The police ransacked Mr. Zuo’s company and confiscated their 100,000 yuan in cash that was used for business operations, an electric motorcycle and office supplies.

In the meantime, they also arrested Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Liu Changfu and ransacked his home.

At approximately 8:00 p.m. on the same evening, police officers from Lunan Police Station, Shanhaiguan District took away Mr. Zuo's home keys and opened his home. They ransacked it for about three hours and confiscated his personal belongings, but afterwards they never provided a list for the confiscated things from his home or office. Several days later, local news reported that the money confiscated from Mr. Zuo’s company included bank notes printed with words about Falun Gong, when in fact it was not true.

On June 9, Ms. Yuan's home was ransacked and her new electric motorcycle confiscated.

On the same day, police officers from local domestic security division detained Mr. Li Guoai's car that he borrowed from his friend. His garments inside the car were also detained.

On June 12, Fu Yong, the policeman from the Criminal Investigation Section, led several policemen to Mr. Li's home. They pried open the door and ransacked it when no one was at home.

On July 15, Chen Tiezhong, head of the Criminal Investigation Section, Shanhaiguan District Procuratorate approved formal arrests of Mr. Zuo, his wife Ms. Cui and other practitioners mentioned above.

List of Local Authorities and Persecutors:

Yan Wuyi: secretary of Qinhuangdao City Political and Legal Committee

Feng Lei: Shanhaiguan Publice Security branch, +86-335-5078066, +86-335-5064793, +86-18533522981Wang Guangwen: captain of Shanhaiguan District Domestic Security DivisionZhang Jian, chief trial officer of Preliminary Trial SectionFu Yong, police officer of Criminsal Investigation Section: +86-335-5052464, +86-335-8664332

Guan Xiyou, director of Shanhaiguan District 610 Office: +86-335-5051072 (Office), +86-335-5050267 (Home), +86-13903345303(Cell)Li Xianyou, political commissioner of Public Security, Shanhaiguan branch, +86-13933640009Wang Haichun, secretary of Shanhaiguan District Political and Legal Committee: +86-335-5136516, +86-335-3066626, +86-13803353646

Ding Guolai, former director of Shanhai District 610 Office: +86-335-5037277 (office), +86-335-5053296 (home)

Qinhuangdao Detention Center: +86-335-7827593Li Huaxing, superintendent: +86-15903396969Zhai Shubao: vice superintendent: +86-13784069919