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Heilongjiang Woman Given 15 Days of Detention After Her ID Was Flagged at Train Station

October 26, 2018 |   By a Minghui correspondent in Heilongjiang Province

(Minghui.org) During the persecution of Falun Gong in China, many practitioners have been blacklisted by the authorities, making them vulnerable to police monitoring and tracking.

One woman in Bin County, Heilongjiang Province was recently arrested on October 12 after her ID was flagged at a boarding gate in Harbin City East Railway Station. Ms. Fan Yanli had planned to visit her two sons in Beijing, but she was stopped at the gate after she presented her ID and was found to be a Falun Gong practitioner.

The rail station police notified their counterparts at Pingfang Police Station in Bin County, who came to pick up Ms. Fan's cell phone and other confiscated personal items. When her family members were notified to pick up the cell phone, Dong Yun, deputy chief of the police station, said that Ms. Fan was being kept at a detention center near Harbin Airport.

Ms. Fan's family noted that there was no detention center at all near the airport and pressed Dong for her exact location. He said that Ms. Fan was given 15 days of detention at the Yaziquan Detention Center in Harbin City, and that his officers would take her back to Bin County on October 28.

Ms. Fan was widowed when she was 32. She brought up her two sons by herself and also took good care of her in-laws. Her father-in-law just passed away last month, and her arrest dealt another blow to her mother-in-law.

Key Responsible Personnel:

Zhao Yingchen: director of Pingfang Police Station, +86-13903669768Dong Yan: deputy director of Pingfang Police Station, +86-18686813377