(Minghui.org) Today's news from China includes incidents of persecution that took place in 10 cities or counties in 7 provinces, where at least 12 practitioners were recently persecuted for their belief.
Ms. Liu Shiqin, 75, was arrested by officers from Gaotaizi Police Station in 2019. She was sentenced to a three-and-a-half-year prison term by the Mingshan District Court in early December 2019, and is still being held in Benxi City Women's Detention Center.
Ms. Zhao Chunyan from the Hengshan District was tortured for five years in Heilongjiang Women's Prison. She was in critical condition. Her family brought her home in an ambulance on July 16, 2018. She passed away later that month, in the early hours of July 28 at the age of 65.
While checking on residents for suspected cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) on January 27, 2020, the Halamaodu Township police found that Ms. Lu Yanling was talking to people about Falun Gong and passing censored information about the virus to others over WeChat (a leading Chinese social media app). They arrested her, and placed her in administrative detention for 15 days.
Mr. Guan Yibo was arrested on his way to work by officers from Gongjiao Police Station, Futian District, on the morning of May 31, 2019. He was taken to Shenzhen City No. 2 Detention Center, and was officially placed under arrest on July 9.
His case was turned over to Nanshan Procuratorate on August 29, and he was indicted.
Mr. Guan was taken to Nanshan Detention Center on September 16. His case has now been turned over to the court.
Ms. Luo Guoping from the Pidu District was reported to the police on the morning of January 29, 2020, for talking to people about Falun Gong. She was arrested by Ye Xiang, director of the Pitong Town Police Station, and other officers.
Ms. Luo was taken to a detention center for ten days.
Ms. Zhang Juying was arrested on January 30, 2020, for talking to people about Falun Gong. Her home was ransacked.
Mr. Kuang Dongliang from Hanyin County has detained for over two years, and tried twice. His case was turned over to the Intermediate Court on June 10, 2019, and sentenced to a five-year prison term.
Participants in the persecution of Mr. Kuang:Kuang Jixue (邝吉学), chief, Hanyin County Police Department: +86-18009156158Hao Youshi (郝友仕), director, Command Center: +86-13909156209Chen Xia (沉霞), Hanyin County Procuratorate: +86-13309157151Qin Hanqi (秦汉旗), deputy president, Hanyin County Court: +86-13992582278
Ms. Jing Fengyun from the Mulan Residential Community, Simalu Sub-district, Tiedong District, was violently arrested by officers from Beimen Police Station on January 30, 2020, for talking to people about Falun Gong. Her mouth and arms were bleeding.
She was taken to a detention center, but they refused to accept her. Ms. Jing was later released.
Ms. Yang Shumei from Mingyang Town, Zhuanghe City, was reported to the police on or around December 22, 2019, for talking to people about Falun Gong. She was arrested, and her case was turned over to the court.
Participants in the persecution of Ms. Yang:Yang Quanhong (杨全红), president, Zhuanghe City Court: +86-13889629636Cui Tianjiao (崔天骄), deputy president: +86-13304281776Xin Guokai (辛国凯), deputy president: +86-13700091626Song Zhenye (宋振业), director: +86-15524799765Wang Yang (汪洋), chief procurator, Zhuanghe City Procuratorate: +86-13942809028
Ms. Wang Yaqin, 73, was sentenced to a five-year prison term by the Yilan County Court on December 19, 2019. Ms. Meng Qinglan, 71, was sentenced to a four-year prison term. Ms. Bai Lijie was sentenced a three-year-and-nine-month prison term.
Participants in the persecution of these practitioners:Zheng Daquan (郑大泉), deputy mayor, Harbin Municipal Government: +86-13329390111Zhang Wanping (张万平), deputy mayor: +86-13904662183Wang Yong (王勇), director, Trial Supervision Tribunal: +86-45157283008, +86-13804637117Zhang Anke (张安克), director: +86-13351817678, +86-13234501063, +86-13904640569