(Minghui.org) Today's news from China includes incidents of persecution that took place in 14 cities or counties in 7 provinces. According to this report, 8 Falun Gong practitioners were subjected to mistreatment during their detention, and at least 13 were illegally arrested.
Ms. Hu Lingzhen was arrested by plainclothes officers from the Huacao Police Station on March 20, 2017 for distributing Falun Gong informational materials. She was taken for 15 days of detention to the Minhang Detention Center.
Mr. Zhang Jingquan was secretly sentenced to eight-and-a-half years in prison by the Lishu County Court in November 2016. Mr. Zhang filed an appeal to the Siping City Intermediate Court January 2017.
Mr. Zhang's wife Ms. Liu Jinru was severely tortured at the police department. Four tendons of her left heel were broken. She is also mentally disoriented, emaciated, and has been in critical condition.
Participants in the persecution of the couple:Zhao Jun (赵军), political commissar, Siping City Detention Center: +86-18543411669, +86-13604340017Wang Haibo (王海波), director: +86-18543411672, +86-13614449265Shen Youhe (申友和), deputy director: +86-18543410858, +86-13844444318
Ms. Zhu Yanling was arrested by officers from the local Domestic Security Division on March 30, 2017. She is held in the Yushu City Detention Center.
Ms. Wang Bifang from Yong'an Village, Anle Township, was arrested and her home ransacked on March 28, 2017.
Ms. Wan Huimin from Hexi District was given a four-year prison term. She was taken to the Tianjin Women's Prison on March 22, 2017.
Ms. Li Yonglan, Ms. Wang Guiling, and her husband were arrested by officers from the Gaoxin District Police Department for talking to people about Falun Gong on the morning of March 31, 2017.
Participant in the persecution of the three practitioners:Gaoxin District Police Department: +86-536-8055687, +86-538-8055678
Ms. Zeng Zhaoyue was arrested on March 28, 2017.
Mr. Li Taoyuan was given a three-year prison term by the Jimo Court on January 24, 2017. He has appealed to the Qingdao Intermediate Court.
Mr. Liu Guixin was recently arrested.
Mr. Wang Pengpeng was recently arrested at the Shijiazhuang Train Station checkpoint by officers from the Railway Police Department and the Jiantong Police Station.
Mr. Li Jiangsu, Ms. Zhao Cuiqin, Ms. Wang Guiying, Mr. Li Huansu, Mr. Li Jieqing, and Ms. Guo Huanying were reported on March 28, 2017 for talking to people about Falun Gong at a temple fair. They were arrested by plainclothes officers form the Yuankang Town Police Station. Ms. Zhao was released the following day, and the other practitioners were taken to a detention center.
Ms. Liu Kun from the Taoyuan Residential Community in the Dalian High-Technology Development Zone was arrested on June 28, 2016. She was given a three-and-a-half-year prison sentence by the Development Zone Court.
Officers from the Jinzhou City Domestic Security Division broke into Ms. Jia Yongmei's home and ransacked it on the afternoon of March 24, 2017. They confiscated a notebook computer, a printer, printer paper, and materials containing information about the persecution of Falun Gong. Ms. Jia was taken to Jinzhou. She was released that night after the officials had extorted 70,000 yuan from her family.
Ms. Wang Qi from Nan'an District was arrested on June 30, 2016 for talking to people about Falun Gong. She was held in the Shibanpo No. 1 Detention Center in Yuzhong District. She was sentenced to one-and-a-half years in prison on March 29, 2017, and her pension was suspended.