(Minghui.org) Today's news from China includes incidents of persecution that took place in 23 cities or counties in 13 provinces, where at least 37 practitioners were recently persecuted for their belief.

1. [Beijing] Ms. Lu Xiuling and Other Practitioners Detained
2. [Jixi City, Heilongjiang Province] Three Practitioners Arrested
3. [Dongning City, Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Wang Shuxian Detained
4. [Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Zhang Xiuchun Detained
5. [Dashiqiao City, Liaoning Province] Ms. Geng Chunping Arrested; Whereabouts Unknown
6. [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Mr. Yu Chunxing Abused in Prison
7. [Baoding City, Hebei Province] Mr. Gao Jinping Arrested
8. [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Several Practitioners Detained
9. [Tangshan City, Hebei Province] Ms. Wang Xiuzhen and Ms. Liu Guijuan Detained
10. [Wuyang County, Henan Province] Ms. Han Shuping and Ms. Wang Zhenhua Detained
11. [Jiaozhou City, Shandong Province] Three Practitioners Facing Trial
12. [Yantai City, Shandong Province] Ms. Cui Deying Detained
13. [Haiyang City, Shandong Province] Ms. Xin Honglan Detained
14. [Danyang City, Jiangsu Province] Ms. Qin Jindi Detained
15. [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Ms. Fan Danju Detained
16. [Cibi City, Hubei Province] Mr. Mei Shuqing Imprisoned
17. [Songzi City, Hubei Province] Mr. She Yuanqi Arrested
18. [Hengyang County, Hunan Province] Mr. Liu Liangsong Detained
19. [Kunming City, Yunnan Province] Ms. He Guizhen Detained
20. [Qianxi County, Guizhou Province] Update on Mr. Liu Zhongmin
21. [Luzhou City, Sichuan Province] Four Practitioners Arrested
22. [Baoji City, Shaanxi Province] Mr. Luo Yanting and His Wife Ms. Wang Baozhen Arrested
23. [Qingcheng County, Gansu Province] Ms. Zhang Gaiqin Detained

1. [Beijing] Ms. Lu Xiuling and Other Practitioners Detained

Ms. Lu Xiuling and other practitioners are being held in the Daxing Detention Center.

Parties involved in persecuting them:Daxing Detention Center, Beijing: +86-10-61212006, +86-10-61212876Zhao Xueli (赵学礼), warden: +86-10-69243071Niu Fenghai (牛凤海), political commissar: +86-10-61214540Ma Chunyuan (马春元), Daxing 610 Office: +86-13716002418Wu Chuanhai (吴传海): +86-13439255202Yang Lianjiang (杨连江), head, Daxing Domestic Security Division: +86-18811197176Yang Wanqiu (杨万秋): +86-13501200853

2. [Jixi City, Heilongjiang Province] Three Practitioners Arrested

Ms. Wang Xiqin, Ms. Wei Shulan, and Ms. Luo Su were arrested by officers from the Yongchang Police Station on the morning of August 19, 2019.

Parties involved in persecuting them:Li Yunhe (李云鹤), officer, Yongchang Police Station: +86-467-6191517, +86-15645861593Gong Jian (弓健): +86-15645861594Shao Dan (邵丹): +86-15645861595

3. [Dongning City, Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Wang Shuxian Detained

Ms. Wang Shuxian was arrested by officers from the Fenhe City Domestic Security Division and the Dongning City Second Police Station on August 21, 2019. She is being held in the Jiangnan Detention Center in Mudanjiang City.

4. [Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Zhang Xiuchun Detained

Ms. Zhang Xiuchun was arrested by officers from the Fendou Police Station in the Qianjin District on July 27, 2019. Her Falun Gong books were confiscated. She has been formally arrested, and is being held in the Jiamusi City Detention Center.

Parties involved in persecuting them:Zhang Xiujuan (张秀娟), deputy secretary, Qianjin District Political and Legal Affairs Committee: +86-454- 8691039, +86-13803653569Lu Xuebin (吕学斌), senior staff: +86-454- 8666620, +86-13199117645Li Decai (李德才), director, Qianjin Police Department: +86-454-8312311, +86-13845458221He Xin (何欣), political commissar: +86-454-8312312, +86-13803662777Tang Haowen (汤浩文), head, Qianjin Domestic Security Division: +86-13351863666

5. [Dashiqiao City, Liaoning Province] Ms. Geng Chunping Arrested; Whereabouts Unknown

Ms. Geng Chunping was arrested at home by officers from the Guantun Police Station. Her whereabouts are unknown.

Parties involved in persecuting Ms. Geng:Kong Fanguang (孔凡光), director, Guantun Police Station: +86-13941760066Xiao Xifang (肖喜芳), instructor: +86-13941725470Guo Xiaobo (郭笑博), deputy director: +86-17640493777

6. [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Mr. Yu Chunxing Abused in Prison

Mr. Yu Chunxing is incarcerated in the 4th team of the 3rd ward in Dabei Prison. The team leader instigated inmates to abuse him, and he is not allowed to bathe.

7. [Baoding City, Hebei Province] Mr. Gao Jinping Arrested

Mr. Gao Jinping, 73, who is retired from the Baoding City Cotton Factory, was arrested by Baoding Police Department officers on the morning of August 23, 2019.

Parties involved in persecuting Mr. Gao:Cotton Factory Police Station: +86-312-3233567

8. [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Several Practitioners Detained

Ms. Zhang Yun, Ms. Ma Surui, Ms. Chen Xianhua, Ms. Zhang Zhiqing, Ms. Xue Wenling, and others from the Luquan District were arrested by officers from the Luquan Police Department on the afternoon of August 15, 2019, when they were reading Falun Gong books in Ms. Chen’s home.

Ms. Zhang Zhiqing and Ms. Xue are being held in the Jingxing County Mining Area Detention Center. Ms. Zhang Yun, Ms. Ma, and Ms. Chen are being held in the Shijiazhuang Second Detention Center.

Parties involved in persecuting them:Bai Yi (白毅), director, Luquan District Police Department: +86-311-82180166, +86-13633111212Fen Lijun (封立军), director, Chengguan Police Station: +86-138032132888Gao Mingfang (高明芳), director, Luquan District Justice Bureau: +86-311-85138008, +86-13932198586Liang Jinhui (梁金会), deputy director: +86-311-85138188, +86-13831116679

9. [Tangshan City, Hebei Province] Ms. Wang Xiuzhen and Ms. Liu Guijuan Detained

Ms. Wang Xiuzhen and Ms. Liu Guijuan from the Kaiping District were arrested by officers from the Zhengzhuangzi Police Station on the morning of August 21, 2019, for talking to people about the persecution of Falun Gong. They were taken to a detention center.

10. [Wuyang County, Henan Province] Ms. Han Shuping and Ms. Wang Zhenhua Detained

Ms. Han Shuping and Ms. Wang Zhenhua were arrested by officers from the Xiping County Domestic Security Division in Zhumadian City and the Wuyang County Police Department on August 12, 2019. Their homes were ransacked.

Ms. Han and Ms. Wang are being held in the Zhumadian Women’s Detention Center.

11. [Jiaozhou City, Shandong Province] Three Practitioners Facing Trial

Ms. Zhou Minglan from Jiaozhou City were to be tried in the Huangdao District Court in Qingdao City on the morning of August 27, 2019. The court is located in the Pudong Detention Center.

The Huangdao District Court will try Mr. Du Zhaocai and his wife Ms. Wu Ruifang from Jiaolai Town, Jiaozhou, on the morning of August 28, in the Pudong Detention Center.

Mr. Du is being held in the Jiaozhou Detention Center, while Ms. Wu is being held in the Second Center of the Pudong Detention Center.

Parties involved in persecuting them:Wang Decheng, (王德成), judge, Huangdao District Court, Qingdao City: +86-18563901259, +86-532-86975202Pan Wei (潘伟), prosecutor, Huangdao District Procuratorate, Qingdao City: +86-83532-012883

12. [Yantai City, Shandong Province] Ms. Cui Deying Detained

Ms. Cui Deying from the Fushan District was arrested at home by officers from the Laishan Police Department on the evening of August 20, 2019. She is being held in the Yantai City Detention Center.

Parties involved in persecuting Ms. Cui:Laishan District Procuratorate: +86-535-3011620, +86-535-6881849Yu Miao (于淼): +86-18353500965, +86-535-3011626Guo Shanhai (郭善海), director, Laishan Police Department: +86-15763801777, +86-5353606011, +86-13953506699Yi Zulong (衣祖龙), political commissar: +86-18815352199, +86-5356891802, +86-13953585859

13. [Haiyang City, Shandong Province] Ms. Xin Honglan Detained

Ms. Xin Honglan was arrested by officers from the Shuhuangding Police Station on August 22, 2019, for talking to people in the Shuhuangding Hospital about the persecution of Falun Gong. She is being held in the Fushan Detention Center.

14. [Danyang City, Jiangsu Province] Ms. Qin Jindi Detained

Ms. Qin Jindi was arrested by officers from the Xinqiao Police Station on August 16, 2019. She is being held in the Zhenjiang City Detention Center.

Parties involved in persecuting Ms. Qin:Shu Fengyu (束锋玉), Xinqiao Police Station: +86-15862940306, +86-18852819032Wang Xiaojun (王晓军), 610 Office: +86-13706109007

15. [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Ms. Fan Danju Detained

Ms. Fan Danju was arrested by officers from the Dunkou Police Station in the Hanyang District on January 27, 2018, after she was reported to the authorities for talking to people about the persecution of Falun Gong. Ms. Fan was detained for 15 days in the Wuhan City First Women’s Detention Center.

Officer Meng Xiangsheng and Feng from the Dunkou Police Station ransacked her home and confiscated Falun Gong books.

Parties involved in persecuting Ms. Fan:Lei Li (雷力), director, Dunkou Police Station, Hanyang District: +86-13707133233Meng Xiangsheng (孟祥胜), officer: +86-18971586563

16. [Cibi City, Hubei Province] Mr. Mei Shuqing Imprisoned

Mr. Mei Shuqing was arrested in the Caidian District in April, 2018. He was sentenced to a three-and-a-half-year prison term in November, 2018.

Mr. Mei is incarcerated in Fanjiatai Prison, Shayang County.

17. [Songzi City, Hubei Province] Mr. She Yuanqi Arrested

Mr. She Yuanqi, over 50 years old, from Xinjiangkou Town, Songzi City, was arrested at home by officers from Yidu City on the afternoon of August 19, 2019. His home was ransacked.

Parties involved in persecuting Mr. She:Zou (邹), deputy director, Yidu City Police Department: +86-18872512535Mei Lianggen (梅良艮), director, Yidu City Police Station: +86-18871593545

18. [Hengyang County, Hunan Province] Mr. Liu Liangsong Detained

Mr. Liu Liangsong, 70, was arrested by officers from the Hengyang County Police Department on the morning of August 22, 2019, after being reported to the authorities for talking to people in the county capital about the persecution of Falun Gong. The officers took him to the police department and confiscated his Falun Gong materials, cell phone, and other personal belongings.

Mr. Liu is being held in a county detention center for 13 days.

Parties involved in persecuting Mr. Liu:Wu Jianjun (伍建军), head, Hengyang County Domestic Security Division: +86-734-6831459, +86-13973773466Jiang Weibin (蒋卫斌), instructor: +86-13907470719

19. [Kunming City, Yunnan Province] Ms. He Guizhen Detained

Ms. He Guizhen, 77, was arrested by domestic security division officers on the afternoon of August 11, 2019, after being seen on surveillance cameras distributing Falun Gong fliers. Her Falun Gong books and a picture of Falun Gong's founder were confiscated.

Ms. He is being held in the Kunming City Detention Center.

20. [Qianxi County, Guizhou Province] Update on Mr. Liu Zhongmin

Mr. Liu Zongmin was arrested on July 11, 2019. He was held in the Qianxi County Detention Center before being transferred to the Qixingguan District Detention Center in Bijie City, Guizhou Province, on August 15.

Parties involved in persecuting Mr. Liu:Qixingguan District Detention Center, Bijie City: +86-857-8288898Zhang Yisheng (张义胜), instructor, Qianxi County Police Department: +86-13985364787

21. [Luzhou City, Sichuan Province] Four Practitioners Arrested

Mr. Gou Zhenqun from Texing Town was arrested by officers from the Zhaoya Police Station on the evening of August 2, 2019. He was held in the Lu County Detention Center for 15 days before being transferred to the Naxi District Detention Center in Luzhou City.

Ms. Deng Wanying, Ms. Lei Huanying, and Ms. Luo Taihui, from Texing were arrested on the morning of August 21 while working in their own shops. Their whereabouts are unknown.

22. [Baoji City, Shaanxi Province] Mr. Luo Yanting and His Wife Ms. Wang Baozhen Arrested

Mr. Luo Yanting and his wife Ms. Wang Baozhen were arrested by officers from the Shilipu Police Station on the morning of August 20, 2019. Ms. Wang was later released. Mr. Luo is still in custody.

23. [Qingcheng County, Gansu Province] Ms. Zhang Gaiqin Detained

Ms. Zhang Gaiqin from Qingcheng County was arrested by officers from the Yima Police Station, Pengyuan Police Station in the Xinfeng District, and agents from Nanjimiao Village in Yima Town on August 20, 2019. She is being held in the Qingcheng Detention Center.