(Minghui.org) Eight of the nineteen Falun Gong practitioners from the Dalian Economic and Technological Development Zone who were arrested on October 8, 2017, were recently sentenced to prison.

Prison Sentences

Ms. Zhou Haiyan (51 years old): eight yearsMs. Hu Zhiqin (58): seven-and-a-half yearsMs. Lai Guifang (42): seven yearsMs. Shi Ningyao (38): five yearsMs. Lin Jingping (48): four yearsMs. Fang Fang (54): three-and-a-half yearsMr. Hao Fukui (81): three yearsMs. Jia Xiuchun (41): two years

Ms. Liu Shufen (78 years old) and Ms. Wu Yanli (52) were released on bail.

According to sources, Ms. Lai, Ms. Shi, Ms. Lin, and Ms. Fang were taken to the Liaoning Province Women's Prison on August 28, 2018. Mr. Hao was taken to the New Inmates Ward, Liaoning Prison, in early July 2018. Except for Ms. Zhou and Ms. Hu, the remaining six practitioners' original verdicts have been upheld by the Dalian City Intermediate Court.

Arrest Details

Dozens of officers from the Dalian City Domestic Security Division and five subordinate police stations, notably from the Dalian Economic and the Technological Development Zones, arrested the 19 practitioners on October 8, 2017.

The five subordinate police stations are located in Wucaicheng, Wanli, Huanghailu, Haiqing, and Dongjiagou.

Some practitioners were arrested at home, while others were intercepted on the street. Among the 19 arrested that day, Ms. Jia Xiuchun, a translator at a Japanese-owned company in the Development Zone, was followed and arrested by officers from the Dalian Domestic Security Division while she was on a business trip in Dunhua City, Jilin Province.

A dozen officers from the Dalian Domestic Security Division and Huanghailu Police Station broke into Ms. Zhou Haiyan's home that day and arrested her. They did not let her change her clothes and dragged her away. Her shoes were lost in the process. An officer with the surname Zhu hit Ms. Zhou in the head.

Among the 19 practitioners, 10 were officially arrested. They are Ms. Zhou, Ms. Hu, Ms. Lai, Ms. Shi, Ms. Fang, Ms. Lin, Ms. Jia, Ms. Cao E (55 years old), Ms. Wu, and Ms. Liu.

Ms. Wu was released on bail in February 2018. Ms. Liu was released on bail in April 2018.

Mr. Hao Fukui, 81, was released on bail on October 26, 2017. His case was turned over to the Development Zone Court by the Development Zone Procuratorate on January 15, 2018. The court used as evidence items that were confiscated when Mr. Hao was arrested on October 8, 2017. They sentenced him to three years in prison and fined him 5,000 yuan. The items confiscated included Falun Dafa books, DVDs, USB flash drives with Falun Gong content, and a computer, as well as Falun Gong informational materials. Mr. Hao was told by the court to appear on June 11. He was detained on arrival at the court.

Officials in Dalian City responsible for carrying out the persecution:

Wang Qian (王前), president, Criminal Tribunal, Dalian Development Zone Court, was in charge of the trials. For years, he was a willing participant in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) persecution of Falun Gong. The Minghui website exposed some of his unlawful acts in March 2018 (see Chinese report for details: http://www.minghui.org/mh/articles/2018/3/24/大连市开发区法院刑庭庭长王前近年部份恶行-363274.html).

Yin Chuanmao (殷传茂), Dalian City Intermediate Court, which reviews appeals after subordinate courts have issued sentencings, was in charge of these cases (see Chinese report for detail: http://www.minghui.org/mh/articles/2018/5/18/大连市中级法院刑事二庭庭长殷传茂犯罪事实-366644.html).

Others officials responsible for the persecution: Huang Hai, Liu Yunfeng, Yang Zhao, Yin Peiwei, Liu Guangxin, Li Xingsheng, and Zhang Chengfu.

Other parties in Dalian involved in the persecution:Haiqing Neighborhood Police Station: +86-0411-39969725Huanghailu Police Station: +86-0411-39969576Wucaicheng Police Station: +86-0411-39969669Dongjiagou Police Station: +86-0411-87340316Wanli Police Station: +86-0411-39964110, +86-0411-39969767Wang Liming (王利明), director: +86-0411-39969751, +86-0411-39969753, +86-13354008866Che Ming (车明), deputy director: +86-0411-39969762, +86-0411-39969757