(Minghui.org) Today's news from China includes incidents of persecution that took place in 23 cities or counties in 14 provinces. According to this report, 12 Falun Gong practitioners were subjected to mistreatment during their detention, and at least 36 were illegally arrested.
Mr. Jiang Xuenong of Ongniud Banner was arrested at Mr. Fan's home by officers who also ransacked the residence on December 15, 2016. Afterwards, he was held at the Lindong Detention Center. Police then ransacked Mr. Jiang's home and confiscated his two notebook computers, USB drives, Falun Gong books, a picture of the founder of Falun Gong, and other items. It was learned on January 10, 2018 that Mr. Jiang was sentenced to four years and taken to the Chifeng No. 4 Prison.
Ms. Chen Xiaolin, the wife of a Tsinghua University employee, was taken to a brainwashing center as soon as she was released from the Haidian Detention Center by agents from the Haidian District 610 Office. She had been detained there for one year, since January 2017.
Practitioners from Helong Town, Mr. Jiang Dianwu, Mr. Wang Yinlu, Ms. Yu Hehua and her husband, Ms. Yu Xiaoqin, Mr. Zhao Mingfa, and Ms. Zhang, were arrested by officers from the Helong Town Police Station. They were then detained. However, Ms. Yu Hehua and Ms. Zhang failed the physical exam and were released that night.
Parties involved in persecuting them:Zhu Li (朱立), director, Helong Town Police Station: +86-15904408278Li Xingtao (李兴涛), director, Nongan County Police Department, former director, Changchun 610 Office: +86-13904302277Zhang Xingliang (张兴亮), deputy director: +86-43183578777, +86-15500070006, +86-13364600646Tang Ke (唐克), captain, Domestic Security Division: +86-15943107777
Ms. Hu Cuilan and Ms. Wu Aifang were arrested on September 24, 2016 and detained for four months at the Nanjing City Detention Center. The Yuhua District Procuratorate issued arrest warrants against them on December 26, 2017. Afterwards, they were released on bail for one year. On January 10, 2018, Ms. Hu and Ms. Wu were each sentenced to 18 months.
Mr. Gong Guoxing was reported and arrested on January 6, 2018 when he was distributing Falun Gong materials in Meiyuan. He is being held at the Wuxi Detention Center.
Ms. Li Yihua from Zhanggong District was arrested for distributing Falun Gong materials by officers from the Zhanggong District Domestic Security Division on December 15, 2017. She has been held at the Ganzhou City Detention Center.
Parties involved in persecuting Ms. Li:Political and Legal Affairs Committee: +86-797-8303061Zhu Fangming, captain, Domestic Security Division: +86-18979769959, +86-13879796888
Ms. Wang Yanru and Ms. Zhao Lanchi from the Qingyuan District were arrested by officers from the Shiqiao Township Police Station on the morning of January 3, 2018, when they were talking to others about the persecution of Falun Gong in Shenzhuang Village, Shiqiao Township. They are being held at the Baoding City Detention Center. Their electric car was seized by the township government.
Parties involved in persecuting Ms. Wang and Ms. Zhao:Liu Wenxing, director, Shiqiao Township Police Station: +86-312-8019270, +86-312-8040280
Ms. Wang Huilin and other practitioners from Honghuayuan Village, Huanggezhuang Town were arrested by officers from the Tangfang Town Police Station when they were talking to others about the persecution of Falun Gong in Shiqiaogu Market.
Ms. Xiao Suzhen was arrested by officers from the Tangfang Town Police Station.
Ms. Meng Xiuzhi, a practitioner in her eighties, was arrested by officers from the Taihaolu Police Station on August 30, 2017. She has been held at the Zhoukou Detention Center. She was sentenced to a year in prison by the Chuanhui District Court.
Ms. Chen Hemei of Mayu Town was arrested at home by officer Chen Zhao and others from the Ruian City Domestic Security Division on January 9, 2018.
Parties involved in persecuting Ms. Chen:Yu Liequan, director, Ruian City 610 Office: +86-13806846208Wang Zhengfeng, deputy secretary of 610 Office: +86-18106757773Ye Liangcai, captain, Domestic Security Division: +86-13806537777
Practitioners from Wulongbei Town: Mr. Liu Jingdong, Ms. Mu Guiying, Ms. Wu Fengjun, Ms. Cai Yuzhen, Ms. Yu Jingdong, and Mr. Zang Yongde, were tried by the Yuanbao District Court on December 13, 2017. Ms. Cai was sentenced to eight months in prison with one year of probation; Mr. Zang, to six months in prison with one year of probation; Ms. Yu, one year with two years’ probation; Mr. Liu eight months with one year of probation. The sentences of the other two practitioners are unknown.
Ms. Gao Yunxia from Xinmin District was arrested by officers from the Hutai Town Police Station on January 11, 2018, when she was distributing Falun Gong materials. The officers ransacked her home, arrested her husband, son, and daughter, then beat them at the police station. Her family was released at midnight, but Ms. Gao was taken to the Zhaohua Detention Center.
Parties involved in persecuting Ms. Gao's family:Zhao Wenrui, director, Hutai Town Police Station: +86-13889256000, +86-17702496033Ma Zhide, deputy director: +86-15940416666, +86-17702495925Zhou Yi, deputy director: +86-13998243785, +86-18100407633Wang Minglai, instructor: +86-13840339688，+86-17702495923
Ms. Jiang Fengmin was arrested on January 11, 2018 when she was talking to others about the persecution of Falun Gong. Her home was ransacked. She is being held at the Jinzhou Detention Center.
Parties involved in persecuting Ms. Jiang:Yang Guang, captain, Domestic Security Division: +86-15698704900, +86-13840624877, +86-416-7101648, +86-416-2811858Liu Yuzhu, director, Longjiang Police Station: +86-416-3322300, +86-15698704800Sun Jianren, instructor: +86-15698704799Jiang Zhenping, deputy director: +86-15698704802Kong Xiaofei, deputy director: +86-15698704803
Ms. Liu Chunxia was sentenced to four years in prison on January 4, 2018.
Mr. Lu Shoulu was sentenced to 4 years in prison for refusing to renounce Falun Gong.
Mr. Lu, age 66, was arrested on May 10, 2017 and appeared in court on August 8. The presiding judge said that Mr. Lu is a good person, but he still convicted him in January 2018.
Mr. Lu was transferred to Shandong Province Prison around January 11.
Mr. Zhang Fajun was sentenced to 8 years in prison for refusing to renounce Falun Gong.
The Yakeshi City resident was arrested on October 28, 2016 and tried on July 6, 2017. It was learned in mid-January 2018 that Mr. Zhang had been convicted. The exact length of his sentencing remains to be investigated.
Mr. Wu Guangcheng, from Kunming City, was arrested on April 7, 2017 and sentenced to 5 years in prison. While he worked as an official at the Kaifeng City Housing Bureau in Henan Province, he has been arrested multiple times for his faith.
Liang Yun and Qin Ruiying are both from Qujing City. Liang was sentenced to 4 years in prison after having served 5 years in the past. Tai was sentenced to a 3.5 year prison term.
Ms. Chen Yinhao, 53, was arrested in August 2016 and sentenced to 3 years in 2017. Ms. Zheng Shuqiong, 78, was arrested in October 2016 and sentenced to 3 years in 2017. Both women are currently held at the Guangzhou City Women's Prison.
Ms. Song Chunmei was arrested on June 5, 2017 after being reported to police for talking to people about Falun Gong. Her car was impounded, and her home was ransacked.
Ms. Song was sent to a local brainwashing center, and her family was not allowed to see her until 15 days later. She appeared in court on October 10 and was sentenced to 5 years in prison sometime in late December. Ms. Song has filed an appeal.
Mr. He Yixing in 70s and his wife Zhang Yuqin were arrested by officers from the Beitou Town Police Station while they talked to people about Falun Gong on April 19, 2017 in Zunhua City. They were held in the Zunhua Detention Center.
It was recently learned that the couple was sentenced to three and a half years’ imprisonment.
Huili Domestic Security Division phoned Ms. Cui Deli, who was on bail for medical treatment. She received a phone call on December 26, 2017, and told to report to the division office. As soon as she arrived, Ms. Cui was taken to the detention center.
Huili Court tried Ms. Cui, Ms. Hua Wanxia and Ms. Zhang Huiqiong on December 28. Ms. Cui was sentenced to three years in prison, while the other two practitioners were given a term of three years and three months. The three elderly practitioners have filed appeals to the intermediate court.
Longnan Intermediate Court tried Ms. Yang Xuqin on the morning of June 28, 2017. Only two family members were allowed to attend the trial.
Prior to the trial, the court would not allow Ms. Yang’s family to hire a lawyer from out of town. A local lawyer defended her and entered a plea of not guilty. However, the court still sentenced her to two years’ imprisonment. The court said that Ms. Yang passed out informational materials about Falun Gong and filed a criminal complaint against Jiang Zeming, the former Chinese Communist Party head.
Ms. Yang was transferred to Lanzhou Women’s Prison on December 4, 2017.
Mr. Zhang Yu was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment by the Rencheng District Court, on January 11, 2018. He has been held at the Jining Detention Center for almost six months. The details are still being investigated.
Ms. Du Hexian was tried again on January 12, 2018. Only twelve people attended the trial. The original charge of, “organizing and utilizing a cult organization to obstruct justice,” was upheld.
Ms. Du’s lawyer argued for her innocence; she also stated how she had benefited from practicing Falun Gong. The prosecutor had no response.
Ms. Liu Mingying was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment by the Longsha Court in November 2017. She filed an appeal. However, it was recently learned that her original sentence was upheld. The detention center planned to transfer her to Harbin Women’s Prison on January 17, 2018.
Mr. Hu Weixue was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment by the Changping District Court in September 2016. He appealed to the Beijing No. 1 Intermediate Court, but the court upheld his sentence.
His family members did not know of his whereabouts until recently and are worried about him. It was said that Mr. Hu was transferred to Lanzhou Prison in Gansu Province on March 28, 2017.