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Additional Persecution News from China – August 9, 2019 (12 Reports)

August 26, 2019 |  

(Minghui.org) Today's news from China includes incidents of persecution that took place in 12 cities or counties in 7 provinces, where at least 23 practitioners were recently persecuted for their belief.

1. [Shanghai] Ms. Wang Zhenghe and Ms. Qiao Maorong Officially Arrested
2. [Jilin City, Jilin Province] Ms. Tian Zuoshu and Mr. Xu Zhongyou Released after Developing Illness Symptoms
3. [Zhucheng City, Shandong Province] Mr. Dong Guigang and Wife Arrested
4. [Gaomi City, Shandong Province] Mr. Liu Diting and Three Other Practitioners Arrested
5. [Heze City, Shandong Province] Ms. Tao Fenglan Taken Into Custody
6. [Datong City, Shanxi Province] Mr. Liu Yuhong Brutally Beaten and Injured in Prison
7. [Shantou City, Guangdong Province] Mr. Li Rongfeng Detained, Mr. Xu Muqun Expelled
8. [Zhengzhou City, Henan Province] Ms. Yan Jie Detained
9. [Yueyang City, Hunan Province] Five Practitioners Detained
10. [Changsha City, Hunan Province] Mr. Liu Fuchun Arrested
11. [Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Hao Ruwen Detained
12. [Zibo City, Shandong Province] Ms. Liu Xiurong Sentenced

1. [Shanghai] Ms. Wang Zhenghe and Ms. Qiao Maorong Officially Arrested

Ms. Wang Zhenghe and Ms. Qiao Maorong from Jiading District were arrested and their homes ransacked by officers from the Jiading District Police Department on the morning of July 5, 2019. They were arrested for talking to people about Falun Gong. Both practitioners are being held in the Jiading District Detention Center. They were officially placed under arrest on August 6.

Participants in the persecution of Ms. Wang and Ms. Qiao:Zhang Yimin (张益民), Juyuan Police Station: +86-21-69991465Fan Qingwei (范庆伟): +86-21-69991448Jiading Police Department: +86-21-59995000Xu Bin (徐斌), section head, Domestic Security Division: +86-21-59995000 ext. 42280

2. [Jilin City, Jilin Province] Ms. Tian Zuoshu and Mr. Xu Zhongyou Released after Developing Illness Symptoms

Ms. Tian Zuoshu developed illness symptoms at a detention center on July 31, 2019. When she was taken to the No. 465 Hospital for a physical examination, her blood pressure reading was as high as 210. The local police station notified her family to take her home.

Mr. Xu Zhongyou was arrested at home by a group of plainclothes officers from the Beishan Police Station on July 18, 2019. He was handcuffed. Ms. Liu and her daughter were arrested at Mr. Xu’s home the following day by officers who were staked out there when they came to study the Falun Gong teachings. The officers ransacked the home and confiscated a notebook computer, a printer, cell phones, 8,000 yuan in cash, Falun Dafa books, and 21,000 yuan in paper currency which was printed with information about Falun Gong. At the same time, the officers also arrested Mr. Xu’s wife Ms. Niu Ruanling.

Five days later, Mr. Xu was transferred from the lockup center to a detention center. He developed illness symptoms on August 7 at the detention center, and he was taken to the No. 465 Hospital. His condition has not turned for the better. He was released and brought home by his family after they paid 5,000 yuan.

3. [Zhucheng City, Shandong Province] Mr. Dong Guigang and Wife Arrested

Officers from the Zhucheng City Police Department, the Domestic Security Division, and the Linjiacun Town Police Station, led by Meng Guangqun, a residential community police officer, broke into Mr. Dong Guigang’s home in Zhaojia Village and ransacked the residence on the afternoon of August 7, 2019. They confiscated a printer, a computer, and Falun Dafa books. Mr. Dong, his wife, and a relative, who was visiting them, were arrested and taken to the police station.

Participants in the persecution:Yue Yanxi (岳言玺), head, Zhucheng City Police Department’s 610 Office: +86-13793640566Cui Yan (崔岩), political commissar: +86-13906363769Wang Shoufeng (王首峰), head, Domestic Security Division: +86-18366313766Dou Ruiqiang (窦瑞强), director, Linjiacun Police Station: +86-18853685678

4. [Gaomi City, Shandong Province] Mr. Liu Diting and Three Other Practitioners Arrested

Mr. Liu Diting from Dongxiaozhanggezhuang was arrested by more than twelve officers from the Zhugou Police Station. The officers handcuffed Mr. Liu and confiscated two cell phones. His daughter Ms. Liu Xiaohong was also arrested. She was released after being extorted of 1,480 yuan. Mr. Liu was released from the Gaomi City Detention Center on August 5, 2019.

The officers arrested Ms. Fan Meiyun, and confiscated her brother-in-law’s computer.

Ms. Yan Zhaoyun from Hexizhanggezhuang was arrested by the officers, who confiscated her cell phone and her daughter’s computer.

5. [Heze City, Shandong Province] Ms. Tao Fenglan Taken Into Custody

Officers led by Wu Fuhai, director of the Zuoying Township Police Station, broke into Ms. Tao Fenglan’s home in Chenliang Village and ransacked the place in early July 2019. They confiscated Falun Gong informational materials and 2,000 yuan in cash. Ms. Tao was taken to a detention center. Her family paid a 20,000 yuan fine. She was released 15 days later.

Participant in the persecution of Ms. Tao:Wu Fuhai (吴福海), director, Zuoying Township Police Station: +86-15163031777

6. [Datong City, Shanxi Province] Mr. Liu Yuhong Brutally Beaten and Injured in Prison

Mr. Liu Yuhong was sentenced to a four-year prison term. He was brutally beaten, resulting in one broken rib and one missing tooth.

7. [Shantou City, Guangdong Province] Mr. Li Rongfeng Detained, Mr. Xu Muqun Expelled

Mr. Li Rongfeng from Gaomei Village, Liangying Town, Chaonan District, was arrested on July 8, 2019. He is being held in the Chaoyang District Detention Center.

The Chenghai District Education Bureau expelled Mr. Xu Muqun through administrative dismissal on July 25, 2019.

8. [Zhengzhou City, Henan Province] Ms. Yan Jie Detained

Ms. Yan Jie was arrested by several officers from the Tongbailu No. 2 Police Department on the morning of August 7, 2019. She is being held in the police department. The police ransacked her home and confiscated all of her Falun Dafa books.

9. [Yueyang City, Hunan Province] Five Practitioners Detained

Mr. Jin Zuli, Ms. Xiao Zhiqun, Ms. Zhao Yumei, Mr. Peng Xiaoping, and Ms. Zheng Xiyun, from Xiangyin County, were tracked down and followed by the police via their cell phone signals when they were distributing Falun Gong materials. They were arrested and taken to the Xiangyin County Criminal Police Division by officers from the Xinquan Police Station. They had been deprived of food and sleep for 24 hours, and were interrogated for the source of their Falun Gong materials.

They were later taken to a detention center. Mr. Jin and Mr. Peng were detained for 10 days. Ms. Xiao and Ms. Zhao were detained for 15 days. Ms. Zheng was detained for seven days.

Participants in the persecution of these practitioners:Zhu Zan (朱赞), director: +86-13973048579Wu Bo (吴博), officer: +86-13337376665

10. [Changsha City, Hunan Province] Mr. Liu Fuchun Arrested

Mr. Liu Fuchun was arrested by the Yuelu District Domestic Security officers on August 7, 2019.

11. [Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Hao Ruwen Detained

Ms. Hao Ruwen was arrested by officers from the Longnan Police Department on June 17, 2019 for using paper bills with Falun Gong facts printed on them. The police ransacked her home and confiscated a computer, Falun Dafa books, and a cell phone. She is being held in the Daqing Detention Center.

12. [Zibo City, Shandong Province] Ms. Liu Xiurong Sentenced

Ms. Liu Xiurong was arrested on April 17, 2018. Her case was submitted to the Zichuan District Court on May 13, 2019, and she was tried on the morning of June 20.

Ms. Liu was sentenced to three and a half years in prison on August 1, 2019.