(Minghui.org) Today's news from China includes incidents of persecution that took place in 11 cities or counties in 6 provinces, where at least 18 practitioners were recently persecuted for their belief.

1. [Nanpi County, Hebei Province] Ms. Zhang Xuemei Sentenced to Prison
2. [Beijing] Mr. Liu Fu’s Case Turned Over to Procuratorate
3. [Zhangzhou City, Fujian Province] Ms. Huang Meiling Placed Under Criminal Detention and Officially Arrested
4. [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Mr. Hong Weisheng and Three Other Practitioners Sentenced to Prison
5. [Qingdao City, Shandong Province] Mr. Xing Zigang and Wife Ms. Zhao Renxia Arrested
6. [Bin County, Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Wang Yaqin Mistreated in Detention Center
7. [Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province] Ms. Nie Jing Sentenced to Prison
8. [Qinhuangdao City, Hebei Province] Mr. Chen Jianfu and Mr. Zhou Yubin Sentenced to Prison
9. [Lingyuan City, Liaoning Province] Ms. Shi Xiuqin Officially Arrested
10. [Linyi City, Shandong Province] Ms. Wang Xi’ai Arrested
11. [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Ms. Zhu Weijun Taken to Prison; Two Other Practitioners Arrested

1. [Nanpi County, Hebei Province] Ms. Zhang Xuemei Sentenced to Prison

Ms. Zhang Xuemei was tried by the Yunhe District Court on December 24, 2019. She was given a three-and-a-half-year prison term in early 2020.

2. [Beijing] Mr. Liu Fu’s Case Turned Over to Procuratorate

Mr. Liu Fu, in his 50s, from Fangguang Village, Wangxinzhuang Town, Pinggu District, was arrested by officers from the Daxingzhuang Police Station when he distributed information about Falun Gong on September 26, 2019. The officers took his keys, went to his home, and confiscated some Falun Gong booklets among other items.

During his meeting with his lawyer on December 25, 2019, Mr. Liu learned that his case was turned over to Pinggu District Procuratorate on December 2. He is being held in Pinggu District Detention Center.

Participants in the persecution of Mr. Liu:Daxingzhuang Police Station: +86-10-89931256Luo Hao (罗昊), officer: +86-13810911519An Chao (安超), officer: +86-13911785828He Wei (贺卫), chief procurator: +86-13601002688, +86-10-59559001Wang Huaisheng (王怀胜), director, Pinggu District Detention Center: +86-13910261552

3. [Zhangzhou City, Fujian Province] Ms. Huang Meiling Placed Under Criminal Detention and Officially Arrested

Ms. Huang Meiling was reported to the authorities by village committee personnel, and arrested by officers from the 610 Office, the police department, and the local police station on December 12, 2019. She was officially placed under arrest on January 3, 2020, and faces prosecution.

Participant in the persecution of Ms. Huang:Liu Nanhui (刘南辉), head, 610 Office: +86-596-2968001, +86-13906961869

4. [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Mr. Hong Weisheng and Three Other Practitioners Sentenced to Prison

Mr. Hong Weisheng, Ms. Hou Mila, Ms. Hou Aila, and Ms. Rao Xiaoping were secretly sentenced to prison in mid-September 2019.

Mr. Hong was given a 10-year prison term and fined 50,000 yuan. Both Ms. Hou Mila and Ms. Hou Aila were each given an eight-year prison term and fined 40,000 yuan. Ms. Rao was given a seven-year prison term and fined 30,000 yuan.

The four practitioners appealed to the Wuhan City Intermediate Court, which upheld the original verdicts. Mr. Hong was taken to Fanjiatai Prison, Shayang County. Ms. Hou Mila was transferred from the detention center to a prison.

5. [Qingdao City, Shandong Province] Mr. Xing Zigang and Wife Ms. Zhao Renxia Arrested

Mr. Xing Zigang, about 50, and his wife Ms. Zhao Renxia, 50, were arrested at their home in Duduozi Village by officers from the Lingzhushan Police Station, Development Zone, on the morning of January 6, 2020.

Participants in the persecution of Mr. Xing and Ms. Zhao:Ren Zongshun (任宗顺), director, Lingzhushan Police Station: +86-532-66581671, +86-13869811827Li Zhenning (李振宁), deputy director: +86-532-66581577, +86-13853250977Ji Xinmin (纪新民), head, Domestic Security Division: +86-532-66581161, +86-15963005777Jiang Aipeng (姜爱鹏), deputy head: +86-532-66581163, +86-13305329009

6. [Bin County, Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Wang Yaqin Mistreated in Detention Center

Ms. Wang Yaqin, in her 70s, was held in Yaziquan Detention Center where she was mistreated. She is now emaciated.

7. [Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province] Ms. Nie Jing Sentenced to Prison

Ms. Nie Jing was sentenced to two-year-and-six-month prison term and fined 20,000 yuan by Taihe District Court on December 29, 2019.

Participants in the persecution of Ms. Nie:Zhang Decun (张德存), presiding judge, Taihe District Court: +86-416-2872811, +86-18941601911Wang Xiaofang (王晓仿), section head, Prosecution Section: +86-416-5081518, +86-13941618138

8. [Qinhuangdao City, Hebei Province] Mr. Chen Jianfu and Mr. Zhou Yubin Sentenced to Prison

Mr. Chen Jianfu and Mr. Zhou Yubin from Liutaizhuang Town, Changli County, were arrested by officers from the Huangdianzhuang Town Police Station when they posted information about Falun Gong on August 31, 2019. Officers from the Liutaizhuang Police Station and the Huangdianzhuang Police Station ransacked Mr. Chen’s home and confiscated personal belongings when no one was at home. Both practitioners are being held in a detention center.

The two practitioners were tried by Changli County Court on the morning of December 25, 2019. Mr. Chen was given a one-year-and-six-month prison term with a two-year probation. Mr. Zhou was given a six-month prison term with a one-year probation.

9. [Lingyuan City, Liaoning Province] Ms. Shi Xiuqin Officially Arrested

Ms. Shi Xiuqin was arrested at her daughter’s home by officers from Lingyuan City Domestic Security Division and Jianchang Police Department on December 5, 2019. She was officially placed under arrest and held in Ningcheng Detention Center.

10. [Linyi City, Shandong Province] Ms. Wang Xi’ai Arrested

Ms. Wang Xi’ai from Suijiadian Village, Yiwen Town, was arrested by officers from Yiwen Town Police Station on January 5, 2020.

11. [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Ms. Zhu Weijun Taken to Prison; Two Other Practitioners Arrested

Ms. Zhu Weijun was taken to Liaoning Women's Prison on January 7, 2020.

Ms. Wang Shubin and Ms. Li Furong from Xingshu Town, Jinzhou District, were arrested by officers from Daliujia Police Station when talking to people about Falun Gong on the afternoon of December 27, 2019. The officers confiscated their sound players and printed materials. After the officers reported them to the Pulandian City Domestic Security Division, their homes were ransacked that evening.

Ms. Li was released due to high blood pressure, and fined 5,000 yuan. Ms. Wang was taken to the Yaojia Detention Center.

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Two Jilin Woman Imprisoned for Their Faith Is In Declining Health 

By a Minghui correspondent in Jilin Province, China

(Minghui.org) Ms. Dang Yanhua and Ms. Sun Yingjun both needed two inmates' assistance to walk to the visitation room to meet their respective families who recently visited them at Jilin Women’s Prison. 

It was only a few weeks into their imprisonment for practicing Falun Gong, but the two women’s health and state of mind have become very concerning and worrisome.

Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is an ancient spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.

Ms. Dang, 66, and Ms. Sun, both residents of Jilin City, Jilin Province, went missing on May 21, 2018. After asking around, their families confirmed that they were arrested after being reported for passing out information about Falun Gong. Both women refused to reveal their names or addresses to the police, who managed to find out their identifies later on.

Ms. Dang was transferred to Jilin City Detention Center on May 31, 2018. 

Although the police released Ms. Sun on May 31, they followed her home, ransacked her place and took her back into custody at Jilin City Detention Center on the same day.

After one and half years of detention, Ms. Dang and Ms. Sun were each sentenced to three years and two months and sent to Jilin Women’s Prison in late 2019.

Because of not renouncing their faith, both women have been repeatedly arrested and detained in the past 20 years.