(Minghui.org) Today's news from China includes incidents of persecution that took place in 21 cities or counties in 15 provinces, where at least 33 practitioners were recently persecuted for their belief.
Ms. Zhang Shaoping was arrested on August 15, 2019. The police ransacked her home and confiscated Falun Dafa books, a printer, computer, and cell phone.
Mr. Lu Hai’en was recently arrested by officers from the Xingning Police Station.
Participants in the persecution of Mr. Lu:Wei (韦), head, Wutang Town Domestic Security Division: +86-13257719200Xingning District Police Department: +86-771-2816104Xingning Police Station: +86-771-2822479Wutang Police Station: +86-771-4229005
Mr. Liu Sitang, 76, was sentenced to a three-year prison term and fined 5,000 yuan by the Tianqiao District Court on April 19, 2019. Mr. Liu appealed to the Jinan City Intermediate Court, which upheld the original verdict on July 24. Mr. Liu remains detained at Jinan City Detention Center.
Mr. Wang Wei and Ms. Tian Kunmei were arrested on the afternoon of August 18, 2019.
Ms. Cai Lingrong, 70, was reported to the authorities and arrested for talking to people about Falun Gong on August 15, 2019. Her current whereabouts are unknown.
Ms. Zhao Jinshu from Beichen District was arrested at home on the morning of August 7, 2019. The police ransacked her home and confiscated Falun Dafa books and a large amount of cash. She is detained at Beichen District Detention Center.
Participant in the persecution of Ms. Zhao:Liu Feng (刘峰), section head, Beichen District Domestic Security Division: +86-13512015908
Mr. Pan Yongjun and his wife, Ms. Zhang Qiang, from Luyuan District were arrested by officers from the Xisantiao Police Station and the Kuancheng District Police Department on July 19, 2019. They were denied release on bail.
Participants in the persecution of Mr. Pan and Ms. Zhang:Liu Guohua (刘国华), officer: +86-15904406112Yu Bin (于斌): +86-15204316547Zhao Wei (赵嵬), director, Xisantiao Police Station: +86-15904406082Zhang Guochen (张国臣), chief, Kuancheng District Police Department: +86-431-8279495010, +86-15904415888Wang Diancai (王殿才), Domestic Security Division: +86-15904405600
Mr. Lu Dequan was arrested in mid-February 2019 and detained in the Nantong City Detention Center. Mr. Lu’s family was told in early August that he was in critical condition, and was taken to the hospital for rescue.
Ms. Yao Guizhen, Ms. Fan Wanxia, and Ms. Wang Qiuju from Baoshan District were arrested on the afternoon of April 25, 2019. Ms. Yao and Ms. Wang were officially placed under arrest on May 31. Ms. Fan was released on bail.
Ms. Yao and Ms. Wang’s cases were turned over to the Baoshan District Procuratorate in late July.
Participants in the persecution of the three practitioners:Director, Liuhang Police Station: +86-18721040756Domestic Security Division: +86-21-5660811 ext. 50334, 50352, +86-21-28950349Baoshan District Procuratorate: +86-21-56691990Tang Minfang (唐敏芳): +86-21-36558569
Mr. Cui Deying from the Fushan District was arrested at home by officers from the Laishan District Domestic Security Division on the evening of August 20, 2019. His current whereabouts are unknown.
Participants in the persecution of Mr. Cui:Wang Yongyuan (王永远), procurator-general, Laishan District Procuratorate: +86-535-3011620, +86-535-6881849Yu Sen (于淼): +86-8353500965, +86-535-3011626Guo Shanhai (郭善海), chief, Laishan Police Department: +86-15763801777, +86-5353606011, +86-13953506699
Mr. Tan Changjun from Xiangfang District was arrested by the Railway police on November 9, 2018. He was sentenced to six years in prison by the Railway Transport Court on June 24, 2019. He appealed to the Railway Intermediate Court on July 1. The Intermediate Court notified Mr. Tan’s lawyer on August 3 that the original verdict was upheld.
Mr. Tan was taken to Hulan Prison's Training Team on August 7. Prison officials forced him to write guarantee statements renouncing Falun Gong and denied him family visitation.
Participants in the persecution of Mr. Tan:Hulan Prison's Training Team: +86-45157307713, +86-45157307855New Inmates Ward: +86-451-57307855Liu Jiandong (刘建东), Procuratorate stationed in the prison: +86-18004663222Zhang Lianhui (张连会): +86-18004663223
Ms. Chen Junhua and her husband, Mr. Li Guankai, from Taiping Town were arrested at home by officers from the Wenling City Domestic Security Division and the Taiping Police Station on August 2, 2019. Their home was ransacked. Mr. Li was released the following day. Ms. Chen remains in custody.
Participants in the persecution of Ms. Chen and Mr. Li:Wu Ling (吴凌), chief, Wenling City Police Department: +86-576-86106888, +86-576-86106838Cao Jianbo (曹建波), deputy chief: +86-576-86106925, +86-576-86107998Mei Zhengjun (梅正君), head, Wenling City 610 Office: +86-576 86120916, +86-13355868951Lin Bo (林波), head, Domestic Security Division: +86-13957616066Cai Xincai (蔡新才), director, detention center: +86-13906569111
Ms. Wang Shuxian was arrested by officers from the Suifenhe City Domestic Security Division and the No. 2 Police Station on August 21, 2019. The officers confiscated Falun Dafa books and photos of the founder of Falun Gong. She was taken to the Suifenhe City Domestic Security Division.
Participants in the persecution of Ms. Wang:Jia Qijie (贾启杰), head, Suifenhe City Domestic Security Division: +86-453-8351000, +86-453-3476129Zou Baocheng (邹宝成), political head: +86-453-8562077, +86-453-3476119Wang Chunmin (王纯民), officer: +86-13945302100, +86-453-3476126Zhang Yufeng (张玉峰), director, No. 2 Police Station: +86-13836347088
Ms. Mao Shirong was arrested in August. Her current whereabouts are unknown.
Mr. Zhang Luchan was arrested at work by officers from the Qilihe Police Station and the Lanzhou City Domestic Security Division in the evening on July 19, 2019. His current whereabouts are unknown.
Mr. Liu Guangyou was arrested at his clinic on the morning of August 21, 2019. He is detained in the basement of the Huanan County Police Department.
Participants in the persecution of Mr. Liu:Li Xiaolin (李晓林), head, Huanan County Domestic Security Division: +86-13846118868Lin Xuedong (林学栋), deputy head: +86-15545412999Zeng Jinfeng (曾劲峰), deputy head, active participant in the persecution: +86-13349446015Shi Zhigang (史志刚), Huanan County 610 Office: +86-13349445566
It was reported that Mr. Sun Jun was being detained in a high security ward at Shenyang No. 1 Prison because the warden saw him practicing the Falun Gong exercises at the prison. Mr. Sun went on hunger strike to protest the persecution. He is in critical condition.
Mr. Yao Jinhong was arrested on August 8, 2019 and taken to Xichang City Detention Center. Mr. Gong Jinjun was also arrested and detained at the detention center.
Ms. Guo Baoru from Tanggu District, Binhai New Area was arrested by officers from the Hujiayuan Street Police Station in the morning on August 20, 2019.
Ms. Liu Weizhen was recently arrested and taken to the local police station.
Ms. Zhang Tongsu, 81, and Ms. Liu Qingying from Dongnanliu Village, Liucun Township were reported to police for talking to people about Falun Gong at Xiushui Park on August 17, 2019. They were arrested by officers, including Wang Jianbing from the Shenze Town Police Station. The officers confiscated Falun Dafa books and printed materials.
Ms. Zhang Yaqin was sentenced to three years in prison by Yuetang District Court. She was sent to Hunan Province Women's Prison on August 13, 2019. Her family was not informed of her sentencing.
Ms. Zhang was arrested on December 30, 2018 after being reported for talking to people about Falun Gong.
Ms. Guo Mingqing, who was also arrested for talking to people about Falun Gong, was indicted by Yuetang District Procuratorate on July 29, 2019.
The High Court of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, in late July 2019 and without a hearing, rejected Mr. Luan Ning’s appeal of his ten-year prison sentence and 100,000 yuan fine. Mr. Luan’s lawyers had requested a hearing.
Mr. Luan was taken to Shizuishan Prison on August 7, 2019 and denied family visitation.
Ms. Li Guozhen, 67, was sentenced to three years and four months in prison and fined 4,000 yuan. Ms. Ding Ziqing, in her 80s, was sentenced to two years and fined 3,000 yuan. Both were sentenced on August 8, 2019 by the Shushan District Court.
Both women were arrested on June 23, 2018 and tried on May 22, 2019.