(Minghui.org) Today's news from China includes incidents of persecution that took place in 18 cities or counties in 8 provinces, where at least 49 practitioners were recently persecuted for their belief.
Ms. Chen Juxian and Ms. Zhu Xiufeng were arrested and taken to the Shanghai Railway Detention Center by plainclothes officers on July 3, 2019.
Mr. Wang Hong, Mr. Wang Shunli (69 years old), Mr. Fu Yamin (76), Ms. Zheng Yunyun (in her 70s), and three other practitioners were tried by the Dongcheng District Court on July 16, 2019.
Mr. Yu Hongfu and his wife Ms. Chu Yuzhen were arrested on June 5, 2019. The police confiscated a printer from their home. The couple were held in a detention center. Mr. Yu was abused in the detention center, resulting in myocarditis, high blood pressure, and loss of eyesight. Their cases were filed at the Procuratorate.
Ms. Zhang Zhongying and Ms. Zhang Li were arrested by Domestic Security officers on the morning of August 12, 2019 for talking to people about Falun Gong. The officers took Ms. Zhang Zhongying’s bag. Both practitioners were taken to the Shulan City Detention Center, and fined 1,000 yuan. The detention center refused to accept Ms. Zhang Zhongying, whose blood pressure reading reached 180. She returned home that evening. Ms. Zhang Li was detained for 15 days.
Participants in the persecution of the four practitioners:Che Fulu (车福禄), procurator-general, Shulan City Procuratorate: +86-18629935599Zhao Hongwei (赵洪伟), vice procurator-general: +86-18629935588Dong Qiming (董其明), head, Domestic Security Division: +86-13504750006Ji Yanhui (戢艳辉), political head: +86-13944290155Zhang Xuetao (张学涛), deputy head: +86-13904440503
Ms. Li Shumei, in her 70s, was followed and arrested by the police when she was distributing information about Falun Gong on July 24, 2019. She was released that evening.
She was again arrested at home, and taken to Yanji City on July 26. She was placed under criminal detention for seven days, and tried on August 13.
Participants in the persecution of Ms. Li:Cai Minghao (蔡明浩), head, Hunchun City 610 Office: +86-433-7507576, +86-13089330778Liu Liping (刘丽萍), president, Hunchun City Court: +86-433-7541905Wen Changhai (文昌海), procurator-general, Procuratorate: +86-433-7513558, +86-433-7620673, +86-433-7696370
Mr. Liu Qing was arrested near home by three police officers on August 15, 2019.
Ms. Geng Jiqiu went to apply for her national ID card in Siping City. She was arrested by officers from the Da’an City Domestic Security Division at her rented home in Gongzhuling City, which is a county-level city within Siping City. Her current whereabouts are unknown.
Mr. Wang Dongji and his wife Ms. Yu Jianli, from Chaoyang District, were arrested by officers from the Siping City Domestic Security Division, the Lishu County Domestic Security Division, and the Kangping Police Station on August 15, 2019. The officers confiscated Falun Dafa books from their home.
Female practitioner Xiaoling, from Helan Town, Balipu neighborhood, was arrested and handcuffed by the Lishu County police on August 15, 2019. Her current whereabouts are unknown. The officers confiscated photos of the founder of Falun Gong and Falun Gong books from her home.
Mr. Li Changkun, from Erdao District, was arrested on the morning of August 15, 2019. The police confiscated photos of the founder of Falun Gong, a computer, a printer, and Falun Gong books from his home.
Mr. Luo Congwen and Ms. Luo Mingchun were arrested by officers from the Xichang City Domestic Security Division and the Hedong Police Station on the afternoon of August 12, 2019. The officers confiscated Falun Gong books, computers, and photos of the founder of Falun Gong. Mr. Luo returned home that afternoon. Ms. Luo’s current whereabouts are unknown.
Ms. Mo Ruzhi was reported to the authorities when she was posting information about Falun Gong on July 30, 2019. She was arrested by officers from the Wenchang Police Station. After 14 days of detention, she returned home on August 13.
Ms. Jing Yuling was arrested by officers from the Wenchang Police Station on July 31, 2019 after she talked to a taxi driver about Falun Gong. She was detained for 15 days, and returned home on August 15.
Ms. Zhang Guangxiu was arrested by officers from the Shouguang City Domestic Security Division and Shengcheng Police Station on the morning of August 16, 2019. Ms. Fu Shuyuan was also arrested at the same time. The officers confiscated photos of the founder of Falun Gong and Falun Gong books. Both practitioners are held in the Shengcheng Police Station.
Participants in the persecution of Ms. Zhang and Ms. Fu:Wang Jianli (王建立), director, Shengcheng Police Station: +86-13606465178, +86-18678072736Guo Yongzhi (郭永智), deputy director: +86-15965785345Zhang Lunhe (张伦河), political head: +86-18678072679, +86-13465730601Yuan Dong (袁东), head, Domestic Security Division: +86-17853637666, +86-13905360013
Ms. Fan Fenglan, from Fanjialing Village, Shiqiaozi Town, went to visit her relatives Mr. Dong Guigang and Ms. Wang Guimei in Linjia Village on the afternoon of August 7, 2019. The three practitioners were arrested. After each was restrained in an iron chair torture device for three days, they were taken to the Zhucheng City Detention Center for five days of detention. They have returned home.
Ms. Zhang Ruiying was arrested at her own furniture store in the Gaobo Furniture Mall on the morning of August 16, 2019.
Ms. Zhang’s husband Mr. Wang Zesheng was arrested by officers from the Dongguan Police Station on August 14, 2019, and taken to the Gaomi City Detention Center.
Participants in the persecution of Ms. Zhang:Liu Shengqun (柳胜群), director, Dongguan Police Station: +86-15621665677, +86-13963669868Li Guo (李国), political head: +86-15653682690, +86-13864690167Cao Zhao’ai (曹兆爱), deputy director: +86-18563632809, +86-13562653977Ge Shengyue (葛胜岳), deputy director: +86-18563632733
Ms. Lu Fenghua, 56, was sentenced to a three-and-a-half-year prison term and fined 10,000 yuan by the Huangdao District Court on November 26, 2018. Ms. Lu appealed. The Qingdao City Intermediate Court upheld the original verdict in recent days. Ms. Lu was taken to the Jinan Women’s Prison on August 8, 2019.
Ms. Bai Yunxia was arrested for talking to people about Falun Gong in Shouyang County. Her case has been filed with the Yuci District Procuratorate, Jinzhong City.
Participant in the persecution of Ms. Bai:Yuci District Procuratorate: +86-354-3076033, +86-354-3032000
Ms. Liu Yongying, Ms. Yan Jinhua, Mr. Xia Mingjin, and Ms. Wen Yan were tried by the Xihu District Court on the morning of August 16, 2019.
Ms. Yuan Mingzhu from Qingquan Town was arrested when she was posting information about Falun Gong on the evening of August 1, 2019. She was held in a detention center.
Officers from the Xishui County Police Department broke into Ms. He Xiaolan’s home and arrested Ms. He, Ms. Zhang Laxiang, Ms. Yuang Mingzhu, and elderly Ms. Li on the morning of August 15, 2019. Elderly Ms. Li was released that evening. The other three practitioners were held in the Xishui County No. 1 Detention Center.
Mr. Zhou Xingxian from the Shihe Neighborhood, Jinpu New Area, was held in the Shenyang City No. 1 Prison, where he was tortured. The prison guards also deprived him of sleep. His is very thin and weak.
Officers from the Jiangbei District Police Department, the 610 Office, the Wulidian Police Station, and administrative personnel from the neighborhood broke into a practitioner’s home in the Dawan area, Jiangbei District, on the afternoon of August 13, 2019. They arrested Ms. Li Shuyu, Ms. Hu Churong, Ms. Sun Renlan, and Mr. Chen Chubin.
Ms. Xu Xiaoqin from Yongchuan District was followed and arrested by Domestic Security officers on May 7, 2018, for talking to people about Falun Gong. She was held in the Jiulongpo District Detention Center, and later sentenced to a one-year-and-six-month prison term. She was taken to the Chongqing Women’s Prison in March 2019.