(Minghui.org) Today's news from China includes incidents of persecution that took place in 12 cities or counties in 8 provinces, where at least 24 practitioners were recently persecuted for their belief.
Ms. Tong Xianzhen, 73, was tried by the Wuhua District Court on April 19, 2019. She was sentenced to two years of surveillance and fined 3,000 yuan on July 22.
Mr. Zhu Zuoxin was scheduled to be tried on August 21, 2019.
Mr. Yu Songsi was arrested on July 2, 2019, and was officially placed under arrest on August 8. His case was turned over to the Procuratorate by the No. 2 Police Station.
Ms. Li Cuilin from Hebei Province was arrested by officers from the Zhongshanmen Police Station, Hedong District, Tianjin, when she was distributing Falun Gong informational materials on the afternoon of August 13, 2019. The officers ransacked her home and confiscated Falun Dafa books, photos of the founder of Falun Gong, and printed materials, among other personal belongings. Ms. Li was held in the Hedong Detention Center for five days of detention.
Ms. Liu Yu was arrested by Han Zhenliang and other officers from the Xiangyang Police Department, Hegang City, at her sister’s home in Jilin City on August 15, 2019.
Mr. Zhang Wenfeng and Ms. Chai Xiulan, from Toudao Village, Dafangshen Town, were arrested by officers from the Dafangshen Town Police Station on August 15, 2019. Their homes were ransacked.
Mr. Wang Kemin, his wife Ms. Wang Fengzhi, their son Mr. Wang Dongji and daughter-in-law, from the Yanjiang No. 5 Team, Songjiang Town, were arrested on August 15, 2019. They are being held Lishu County, Siping City.
Participants in the persecution of these practitioners:Liu Hongcheng (刘洪成), director, Songjiang Police Station: +86-13904449148, +86-432-67278588Li Jingqing (李景清), officer: +86-13596259868Deng Bin (邓斌): +86-13943209911
Ms. Zhan Qingrong was arrested by officers led by Luan Xiaoyun, head of the Ji’an City Domestic Security Division, on the morning of June 13, 2019. A detention center refused to admit her because she had symptoms of high blood pressure. She was released on bail.
Ms. Qin Yaling was to be tried by the Wensheng District Court on August 23, 2019. She was arrested by officers from the Xiaotun Police Station when she was distributing Falun Gong materials on May 7, 2019.
Participants in the persecution of Ms. Qin:Ye Hongyan (叶红岩), president, Criminal Tribunal, Wensheng District Court: +86-419-2952618Wang (王), judge: +86-419-2952617Wang Yang (王洋), prosecutor, Wensheng District Procuratorate: +86-419-2166716
Ms. Gao Qingxiu, Ms. Sun Runtao, and Ms. Zhao Mei were arrested and taken to the county police department on the afternoon of August 17, 2019. Their homes were ransacked. They were placed under criminal detention, and are being held in the Zhangjiakou City Detention Center.
Ms. Zhang Yun, Ms. Ma Surui, Mr. Zhang Zhiqing, and Ms. Chen Xianhua from Luquan District were arrested at Ms. Chen’s home on August 15, 2019.
Ms. Zhang and Ms. Ma were arrested previously on November 10, 2013 when they talked to people about Falun Gong. They were later held in the Hebei Province Women's Prison. Ms. Ma was held there for three years, and Ms. Zhang for three and a half years.
Ms. Gu Xiufang was arrested and taken to the Shuinan Police Station when she was putting up Falun Gong banners in Wanxiangcheng Park, the Zhanggong New Area, on the afternoon of July 31, 2019. She was taken to a detention center, which refused to accept her. She was released that evening.