(Minghui.org) Today's news from China includes incidents of persecution that took place in 19 cities or counties in 10 provinces, where at least 35 practitioners were recently persecuted for their belief.
Ms. Yang Lijun from the Hengshan District was arrested on January 26, 2022. She was sentenced to six years in prison.
Ms. Jin Min, 54, used to work in a branch of the Tonghua Iron and Steel Company in Tonghua City, Jilin Province. She was arrested in Shuanghe Town, Yongji County on September 11, 2020 and was taken to the Jilin City Detention Center on September 14, 2020.
It was learned in mid-October 2021 that Ms. Jin was secretly sentenced to six years in prison by the Chuanying District Court. Her family was not notified of her trial. Ms. Jin appealed to the Jilin Intermediate Court. The original sentence was upheld in the intermediate court in March 2022 without a hearing. She has been detained in the Jilin City Detention Center for more than one year.
Ms. Jin has been arrested and detained multiple times since July 1999. She was subjected to force labor three times from February 2000 to September 2007 and detained in the Heizuizi Labor Camp for a total of seven years.
Mr. Liu Kangfu was arrested by officers in the Xixiu District in March 2019 and was taken to a rehabilitation center. His Falun Gong books and more than 300,000 yuan in cash were confiscated. His relatives sent some clothes to him around New Year’s Day in 2021. When they went there again in March 2022, the guards said that Mr. Liu was not there and was sentenced to three years in prison. It is unknown where Mr. Liu is currently detained.
Ms. Wen Caiying lives in Qingbai Village, Mengyang Town. Four officers from the Mengyang Town Police Station, led by the village official Zhang Chaofu, went to her home on April 18, 2022. They photographed Ms. Wen and pressured her to sign a guarantee statement.
Ms. Wang Xiaojuan was reported to police for distributing truth-clarifying materials in a residential community and was arrested on April 18, 2022. Her home was ransacked. She has been released on bail.
Mr. Zhang Hongqian lives in Nanqianshan Village, Sizhilan Town, Ningjin County. Mr. Zhang, his wife Ms. Ju Yuxia and his son Mr. Zhang Yaoxing, were arrested by officers from the Ningjin County Police Department and the Sizhilan Town Police Station around 10 a.m. on April 22, 2022. They were taken to the Xujiahe Police Station. The police ransacked their home and confiscated a box of Falun Gong books and paper bills imprinted with information about Falun Gong. They were released around 4 p.m. the next day and were placed under residential surveillance.
Ms. Zhang Juan from the Ganyu District was reported to police for talking to people about Falun Gong and was arrested on the afternoon of April 16, 2022. She was placed under official arrested and is currently detained in Guannan County.
Officers from the Pencheng Police Station went to harass elderly Ms. Che Guixiang on the afternoon of April 22, 2022. After finding two other elderly practitioners in her home, the officers took three to the police station and confiscated all their Falun Gong books. The practitioners were released in the evening.
A practitioner named Wang was arrested at home the next day on April 23, 2022. Their Falun Gong books were confiscated. Wang was released in the evening.
Ms. Jiao Lixiang from the Muping District was reported to police for talking about Falun Gong. The police went and ransacked her home on April 26, 2022.
Mr. Tian Shujun was arrested at home a few days ago. He is currently quarantined in the Qinhuangdao Police Hospital.
Wu Xi (gender unknown) has been working in Harbin City after he/she was released from prison last year. Wu Xi was reported to police for talking to people about Falun Gong and was arrested on May 20, 2021. Wu has been detained since then.
Four people from the Tongji Town government and the town police station went to Mr. Gu Zengmao’s home on March 27, 2022. Mr. Gu, 74, was taken and held in the police station for more than five hours. He was questioned and asked if he talked to some students about Falun Gong.
Four people from the Tongji Town government and the town police station went to Mr. Gu’s home on March 29, 2022. They took Mr. Gu to the village office to warn him not to talk to people about Falun Gong.
Four police officers went to Mr. Gu’s home three more times, on March 31, April 20, and April 24, 2022. Mr. Gu didn’t open the door for them.
Feng Naixian (gender unknown) and Teng Lihua (gender unknown) were caught by the surveillance cameras when they distributed truth-clarifying materials. Feng Naixian was arrested at home on the morning of April 24, 2022. Anything related to Falun Gong was confiscated. Teng Lihua was arrested at home on the afternoon of April 24, 2022. Anything related to Falun Gong including nearly 1000 yuan of paper bills imprinted with Falun Gong facts were confiscated. Both of them were released in the evening.
Ms. Xin Yufang and Ms. Li Sulan were arrested by officers from the Wenfeng Police Station in Yingzhou District on April 25, 2022. Their homes were ransacked and their personal belongings were confiscated. Ms. Li has been released but Ms. Xin is still detained.
Ms. Qu Yan was arrested by three officers around 11 a.m. on April 24, 2022. She was released in the afternoon.
Ms. Yan Hongyan was harassed at home by officers from the Yangqiao Town Police Station on the morning of April 25, 2022. A photo of Falun Gong’s founder was confiscated. The Chinese character "Fu" (meaning good fortune and happiness), as well as couplets pasted on the door were also torn off and taken away.
Seven practitioners were arrested on the morning of April 18, 2022. They are, Teacher Tang, Li Ming, Ms. Ding, Ms. Lin, Ms. Shao, Zong Ming, and Ms. Yu.
Ms. Zhang Yucui was sentenced to three years in prison for making truth-clarifying materials.
Ms. Li Ailing was sentenced to three years and eight months in prison and fined 40,000 yuan. Her son was threatened to lose his job if he didn’t pay the fine.
Ms. Liu Jinxiang has been detained in a detention center since the Chinese New Year. She was recorded by the surveillance cameras while distributing truth-clarifying materials and was arrested on the morning of January 21, 2022.
Mr. Peng Jingjun was arrested on August 19, 2020 for talking to people about Falun Gong. He stayed away from his home since December 2020 to avoid further persecution. His elderly parents in their 80s had been constantly harassed by police.
Mr. Peng was arrested at home by officers from Shenze County Police Department around 6 p.m. on February 8, 2022. His case was submitted to the Shenze County Procuratorate when his lawyer met him in the county detention center on February 23, 2022. Mr. Peng is currently detained in the Shenze County Detention Center.
Three officers went to Ms. Wen Zhirong’s home around 4 p.m. on April 19, 2022. Ms. Wen, nearly 70, was at home. The officers searched her home and tried to confiscate all her Falun Gong books.
Ms. Yu Shaoping, 62, is a music teacher in Dayi County. She was sentenced to four and a half years in prison and has been detained in the Longquanyi Women’s Prison in Chengdu City. She is currently hospitalized and is in critical condition. Her family is not allowed to visit her.
Ms. Yu’s husband, Mr. Wang Xiaosong, died due to the persecution of Falun Gong. Ms. Yu was arrested by officers from the Jinyuan Town Police Station on May 14, 2019. She was tried in Dayi County Court on September 11, 2020 and was later sentenced to four and a half years in prison and fined 5000 yuan.