(Minghui.org) Today's news from China includes incidents of persecution that took place in 14 cities or counties in 9 provinces, where at least 21 practitioners were recently persecuted for their belief.
Ms. Xiao Fengwen from the Huajiadi Residential Community in the Chaoyang District was sentenced to a two-year prison term on March 2, 2019, but was later released. She was arrested again on July 2.
Ms. Lang Dongyue from the Yanqing District was arrested in Zhangjiakou City, Hebei Province, on July 4. She is being held in the Zhangjiakou Police Station.
Mr. Deng Chuanjiu was tried and sentenced to a four-year prison term on July 9, 2019.
Ms. Yu Jingfang, 65, from the Qingxiangping Residential Community in the Xi District was arrested by officers from the Dongqu Police Station on the morning of July 6, 2019, when she was distributing information about Falun Gong. Her home was ransacked that afternoon, but the officers did not find anything incriminating.
Mr. Nie Pengge, 51, from Niexiaoyingzi Village, Gugou Township in the Panji District, was arrested in Jiangsu Province on April 20, 2019. He was brought back by officers from the Gugou Police Station that day. He was held in Huainan City.
Two officers from the Wutu Neighborhood Police Station broke into Ms. Li Qingkong’s home in Gaojiazhuang Village and ransacked it on the morning of July 5, 2019. They confiscated a copy of Zhuan Falun, three copies of Master’s lectures, and four copies of Minghui Weekly.
Officer Liu Duping and others from the Wutu Neighborhood Police Station broke into Ms. Li Hongmei’s home in Shirenpo Village and ransacked it on the morning of July 6. They confiscated two Falun Gong books. Ms. Li is disabled and cannot take care of herself.
Ms. Yang Xiaohua was sentenced to a four-year prison term on May 10, 2019.
Ms. Pan Shuihua from Minzhu Village, Shahe Town, was arrested by patrol officers on the morning of July 9, 2019, for talking to people about Falun Gong. She was taken to the Huibu Police Station.
The police forced her family to pay 300 yuan for a check-up fee that afternoon. Ms. Pan’s whereabouts are unknown.
Ms. Wang Yamin was held in the Lianyungang City Detention Center. She went on a hunger strike and is now in critical condition. A detention center doctor said that her life was in danger. She was released on medical parole.
Ms. Zhang Min, in her late 30s, from Laoyanglong Village, Sanxiqiao Town, Yongxiu County, was arrested by officer Wang Tianning from the Qinhuai Police Department, Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province, on June 27, 2019. Her home was ransacked, and Falun Gong books and materials were confiscated.
Several practitioners from Liantang Town were sentenced to prison by the Xihu District Court. Among them, Mr. Kuang Zhihua was sentenced to a seven-and-a-half-year prison term and fined 20,000 yuan and Ms. Zheng Yinxiu was sentenced to a seven-year prison term and fined 10,000 yuan.
Officers from the Qinglan Township Police Station tried to climb over Ms. Liu Xiuzang’s wall with a ladder to enter her home in Qinglan on August 13, 2018. Ms. Liu stopped them and managed to escape. She has been displaced for almost a year.
The officers ransacked Ms. Liu’s home and confiscated a printer, Falun Gong books, photos of the founder of Falun Gong, and copies of Minghui Weekly.
Cao Guang, deputy head, and other officers from the Jing County Domestic Security Division went to Ms. Jia Xiuzhi’s home in Zhujiaguan Village in Qinglan and ransacked it on July 4, 2019. They confiscated a printer and other personal belongings. Ms. Jia managed to escape but was deceived into going to the police department on July 8 and was arrested. She is being held in the Hengshui Detention Center.
Participants in the persecution of Ms. Jia and Ms. Liu:Li Guisheng (李贵生), head, Jing County Domestic Security Division: +86-318-4318028, +86-15003181110Cao Guang (曹光), deputy head: +86-18531805693Zhang Qingchang (张庆昌), deputy chief, Jing County Police Department, in charge of the Domestic Security Division: +86-13383686166Xin Chuanlin (辛传林), director, Hengshui City Detention Center: +86-318-2810008, +86-15610871777Liu Yongzhong (刘永忠), deputy director: +86-18531800003Zhang Fuzeng (张福增): +86-18531807789
Several practitioners were arrested by officers from the Xuesong Police Station on July 2, 2019, and their homes were ransacked. Among those arrested were Mr. Xue Baoping, Ms. Lu Guiqing, and Mr. Zhang Fuyuan.
Mr. Xue and Mr. Zhang were later released. Mr. Zhang is now displaced.
Mr. Chen Dicai was arrested at his rented house on July 7, 2019. His residence was ransacked.
Ms. Li Jinlan and Ms. Duan Chunwei were reported to the police on the afternoon of July 5, 2019, for talking to people about Falun Gong. They were arrested by Jinchuanlu Police Station officers.
Six officers went to Ms. Li’s home later that evening and ransacked it. Both practitioners were detained.
Participants in the persecution of Ms. Li and Ms. Duan:Wang Yongdong (王永东), head, Jinchuan Domestic Security Division: +86-13993580580Wang Xiaogang (王晓刚), officer: +86-935-8396178Li Tingqin (李庭琴): +86-935-8396143, +86-13519456999Jinchuanlu Police Station: +86-935-8396354, +86-935-8396383