Harbin, Heilongjiang Province: At Least 40 Falun Gong Practitioners Arrested in One Day
(Minghui.org) On the same day that the Daqing police arrested 17 Falun Gong practitioners on a list of targeted individuals, the police in Harbin City also arrested at least another 40 practitioners in a series of planned arrests.
Daqing and Harbin are two major cities located 92 miles apart in Heilongjiang Province.
According to inside sources, the Heilongjiang police have been gathering information on more than 1,000 Falun Gong practitioners by monitoring their cellphones and/or their communication on social media.
Similar to the arrests in Daqing, most of the practitioners in Harbin were arrested early in the morning of November 9, 2018, before they went to work. The police ransacked their homes, confiscated Falun Gong books and other related materials, and computers. Some practitioners have been transferred to detention centers.
It has been confirmed that among the targeted practitioners, six were released later that evening. Chen Shuli and Gao Yabin escaped arrest. The police harassed a practitioner surnamed Lu and ransacked his home, without arresting him.
Partial list of practitioners arrested, by county or district:
Bin County: Bai Liyan, Song Jiuxiang, Wang De, Er An
Yanshou County: Luan Cuiliu (40), Du Yongtang (40), He Fujun (in his 50s)
A'cheng District: Wu Guizhi, Sun Xiaohui, Hou Junyan, Tang Xiuli, Li Xueqin
Xiangfang District: Wu Xiulan (in her 70s)
Shuangcheng District: Chen Xianyuan, Zhang Huashan, Zhang Yuzhi, Liu Jianfang, Xu Yan
Dongli District: Tan Changjun
Daowai District: Lin Guofeng
Songbei District: Liu Guoliang, and five other practitioners whose names are unknown (all in their 60s and 70s)
Nangang District: Na Limei, Ren Rujie, Li Xiaolin, Cao Guiqing (in her 60s), practitioners surnamed Zhao and Yang (in his 70s)
Other areas: Yang Tian (in his 40s), sister Hong, and a practitioner whose name is unknown
Further details about the arrests are being investigated.