Falun Gong Practitioners Being Persecuted in Botou City, Hebei Province
(Minghui.org) Beginning in May 2018, police stations in Botou City, Hebei Province, have sent officers to Falun Gong practitioners’ residences to harass and pressure them to sign statements to renounce Falun Gong.
They've also photographed practitioners without permission, ransacked their residences, and arrested them. As a result, Falun Gong practitioners and their families are living in fear, and their jobs have been negatively impacted.
Officers from the Wenmiao County Police Station in Botou City went to the home of Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Liu Chuncheng. After taking his photo, they ransacked his residence and videotaped the proceedings. They also confiscated his Falun Gong books. He and his family now live under intense stress.
Police officers from Botou City Public Security Bureau went to the home of Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Liu Futong five times in ten days. Mr. Liu told them the facts about Falun Gong. The last time, an officer told him that someone from the city government was with them.
Geng Yunxiao, who is the head of the local police station on Xinxing Street, and two other officers went to Mr. Yao Guojin's home in Wulitun Village on the afternoon of April 28 to harass and threaten him and his family, even though Mr. Yao is in his 70s.
Wulitun Village Chinese Communist Party (CCP) secretary Chen Chunjiang went to practitioner Ms. Yi Zhen’s residence with Geng Yunxiao and a policeman on the evening of May 2. They videotaped Ms. Yi without her permission.
Wang, the head of the local police station in Jiefang, called Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Zhang Changjiang several times in May to tell Mr. Zhang to report to the police station but gave no reason for the demand. Wang also went to Mr. Zhang’s house to harass him.
Officers from the local police station in Wualiwang County called the Jiangqiao Village accountant on May 24, asking for practitioner Zhao Fengge. They said that Zhao had to report to the police station. They called again on May 25.
Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Wang Yuling was arrested.
Botou City Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Wang Yuling was arrested on May 17 when she was telling people the facts about Falun Gong in Houzhuang Village, Haocun County.
The Botou City Domestic Security Division transferred Ms. Wang Yuling to Botou City Police Department on May 18. The night before, they ransacked her residence and confiscated her laptop computer, cell phone, and Falun Gong books and materials. They went to her residence again the next day.
Ms. Wang Yuling’s husband went to the Botou City Police Department to ask for the release of his wife on May 19th, but was not allowed to see her.
When Botou Falun Gong practitioners went back in the afternoon to request Ms. Wang's release, they learned that she had been transferred to Cangzhou Detention Center.
Parties involved in the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in the Botou City area:
Waliwang Local Police Station, Botou City: 01186-317-8392555Hao Village County Government, Botou City: 01186-317-8385103, 01186-317-8382599Hao Village County Police Station: 01186-317-8382027Liu Zhiqiang (刘志强), head of Hao Village County Police StationWang Wensheng (王文生), head of Hebei Province Botou City Public Security Bureau Domestic Security Division: 01186-13903176096Home Address: #35 Building, Pocai Heights Community, Botou City, Hebei ProvinceWang Haitao (王海涛), assistant head, Botou Public Security Bureau, 01186-13503272629Gao Guixi (高桂喜): 610 Office, 01186-13315783619