(Minghui.org) Today's news from China includes incidents of persecution that took place in 9 cities or counties in 7 provinces. According to this report, at least 16 were illegally arrested.
Ms Zhang Chunyu, Mr. Zhang Cheng, Mr. Shi Tiejun, Ms. Meng Fanling, Ms. Meng's husband, and Ms. Wang Zongrong from Acheng District were arrested by domestic security officers on the evening of February 25, 2017.
Ms. Wang Chunmei from Chaishan Village, Yishui County, was arrested and taken to the Zhongxinjie Police Station at noon on February 25, 2017 for talking to people about Falun Gong. Her husband went to the police station to demand her release. His cell phone was confiscated. Ms. Wang is held in the Yishui Detention Center.
Ms. Cheng Hengfang, 55, a retired worker from the Zhongyuan Oilfield Oil Construction Company, and Ms. Ren were arrested by oilfield police officers for posting Falun Gong materials on February 24, 2017. Their homes were ransacked.
Ms. Wang Xiaoqing's mother was followed and arrested by plainclothes officers when she went to a practitioner's home to study Falun Gong teachings on the afternoon of February 23, 2017. Officers from the Panzhuang Police Station ransacked her home in Zhangdian District and arrested Ms. Wang as well.
Ms. Wang's mother was released because of her high blood pressure. Ms. Wang remains in custody.
Ms. Wang Cheng was arrested at work by officers from the Xiangmihu Police Station on February 21, 2017.
Ms. Wang Guichun from Qingyuan County, Liaoning Province, was arrested when she was withdrawing cash at a bank in Guangrao County, Dongying City, on February 7, 2017. She was taken to the Jinan Prison.
Ms. Yang Chunxiu was recently arrested for talking to people about Falun Gong at the Chaoyang Farm Bus Station. She was held in the Nanchang City No. 3 Detention Center for 15 days of detention.
Ms. Chen Qing and Ms. Gao Hongjie were arrested by plainclothes officers from the Xinkailu Police Station on the evening of February 23, 2017 for posting Falun Gong materials. Both practitioners are held in the Langfang City Detention Center.
Ms. Deng was arrested at home by eight officers from the Henan Police Station on the afternoon of February 25, 2017. She has returned home.