Ms. Li Cuiling from Jilin City Goes on a Hunger Strike to Protest the Persecution - Her Family Bravely Demands Her Release From Police Custody (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) Around noon on May 26, 2005, several policemen from Longhua Police Station in Longtan Precinct, Jilin Province, broke into the home of local practitioner Ms. Ming Yanbo. They ransacked her home and arrested her. They looted a CD burner, over ten boxes of photocopy paper, Falun Gong books, and many other items. At present, Ms. Ming is being held in Jilin City's No. 1 Detention Center.
The police also harassed six other local practitioners at their homes. They stole Teacher Li Hongzhi's portrait from practitioner Zhu and arrested practitioner Mr. Zhou. The police did not release Mr. Zhou until he made a compromise against his conscience.
Jilin City Longhua Police Station
After arresting Ms. Ming Yanbo, two policemen hid inside her home to wait for other practitioners to show up. Around 3:00 p.m. that day, practitioner Ms. Li Cuiling called on Ms. Ming Yanbo. The two officers surprised her and arrested her. During the incident, Ms. Li repeatedly shouted, "Falun Dafa is good!"
Around 8:30 p.m. that day, another practitioner passed by Ms. Ming Yanbo's home and knocked on her door. Two policemen burst out and snatched him. He resisted the arrest and successfully escaped.
After the police from Longhua Police Station arrested Ms. Li Cuiling and took her to the police station, they transferred her to Jilin City's No. 3 Detention Center. During the entire process, she repeatedly shouted out, "Falun Dafa is good!" Ms. Li started a hunger strike to protest the persecution against her.
On May 30, 2005, Ms. Li Cuiling's parents went to Longhua Police Station, demanding that the police release their daughter immediately and unconditionally. They asked Police Chief Li Yaodong why he had arrested their daughter. Chief Li made an abominable reply, "We arrested her because she shouted, 'Falun Dafa is good.'" Mrs. Li said disprovingly, "Everyone is free to shout out anything she desires. There are even people who condemn the Chinese Communist Party in public. Do you plan to arrest them all and shut everyone up? The bad economy has already taken a severe toll on people. My work organization has laid off a lot of employees and they can hardly make ends meet. You are only causing more aggravation with your unlawful arrests!" The police produced an unconstitutional arrest warrant and told Mr. and Mrs. Li to sign it, but they refused.
When it was time to get off work, Chief Li left the police station. Mrs. Li began to follow him. He asked her, "Why are you following me?" She replied, "I have decided to move to your home. You arrested my daughter for visiting her friend. Is there any justice?"
At 8:40 a.m. the following day, Mr. and Mrs. Li and other family members again went to Longhua Police Station to demand the immediate release of Ms. Li Cuiling. Chief Li Yaodong, a disciplinary staff member Mr. Li Hongyi, and Assistant Police Chief Liu Xichun were at the station when they arrived. Li Cuiling's family questioned them, "Why did you arrest Li Cuiling? Are there any legal grounds for the arrest?" Li Yaodong answered, "I made the arrest because she practices Falun Gong. I could care less if you report the arrest to anyone." The family decided to collect evidence of his involvement in the persecution against Ms. Li Cuiling and asked him to put in writing that he had made the arrest because Li Cuiling practiced Falun Gong. At that, Li Yaodong changed his statement and said that the order for her arrest had come from his boss. Li Cuiling's family then demanded to have a copy of the arrest warrant as evidence of the crime. Li Yaodong refused. Li Cuiling's parents and other family members argued with the police vigorously on the grounds of sound reasons and justice, and insisted on having a copy of the arrest warrant. Li Yaodong kept changing his statement. At one moment he said it had been filed in the cabinet and at the next moment he said it had been passed to his supervisor. Because Li Cuiling's family tenaciously insisted on having a copy of the arrest warrant, the police finally issued a new arrest warrant, which was just as illegal and unconstitutional as the first one. The police might appear to be fierce on the surface, but they are terribly frightened to leave any evidence of their crimes. When the policeman was issuing a new arrest warrant, he was dripping with perspiration and couldn't stop his hands from shaking.
Li Cuiling's parents and other family members are now preparing to go to Jilin City Public Security Bureau's Longtan Branch and other police organizations to demand Ms. Li's release.
About Ms. Li Cuiling
Ms. Li Cuiling was born in 1969. Her home address is 4-9 Xingfu Road, Gangyao Town, Longtan Precinct, Jilin City. Before she started practicing Falun Gong, she suffered from stomach cramps, backaches, and a spinal condition. She had a bad temper and was pessimistic about life. In 2000 she started practicing Falun Gong. All of her illnesses and discomfort disappeared. She became healthy, positive, optimistic, and peaceful.
Practitioner Ms. Li Cuiling
At the end of 2001, Mr. Lu Zhentai, the police chief of Gangyao Town Police Station, started to harass Li Cuiling at home from time to time. As a result, Ms. Li often had to stay outside and go into hiding. On the night of July 20, 2002, Lu and other policemen broke into her home and confiscated her collection of Falun Gong books and truth clarification materials, an audiocassette player and other personal items. In September 2002, the police arrested Ms. Li and took her to Heizuizi Forced Labor Camp in Changchun. She was put in the camp's No. 3 Platoon. Ms. Li resisted the persecution at the camp with righteous thoughts and never compromised her belief in Falun Gong in any way, despite the torture and violence against her. The police and wardens at the camp tortured her with forced feeding, electric shock with stun batons, and savage beating and kicking. They also humiliated her by stuffing her mouth with dirty rags used to mop the floor and many other insufferable methods of torture, but all in vain. In 2003, Ms. Li Cuiling was released unconditionally.
About Ms. Ming Yanbo
Ms. Ming Yanbo is a practitioner in Jilin City. She is 54 years old and resides in the northern part of Tuchengzi in the Longtan Precinct. She used to work at the Service Company of Jilin Chemical Company. She started practicing Falun Gong in March 1999. In August 2003, a man in Longhua Street in the Longtan Precinct lured her to the police station with lies while she was clarifying the truth about Falun Gong to local people. The police imprisoned her in Heizuizi Forced Labor Camp in Changchun and put her under the watch of the camp's No. 4 Platoon.
Relevant Telephone Numbers (Country Code: 86; Area Code: 0432)
Longhua Police Station in the Longtan Precinct in the Jilin City Public Security Bureau: 86-432-3039367, 86-432-2193112
Police Chief Mr. Li Yaodong
Disciplinary Staff Mr. Li Hongyi
Assistant Police Chief Mr. Liu Xichun
Peng Wei, Wu Yun, Yuan Xiaofeng, Wang De, Chen Zhigang, Wang Yanming, Wen Kejing, Zhao Rui, Ma Shuting
Longhua Street Administration Office
Address: 4 Ningbo Road, Longtan Precinct, Jilin City, Zip Code 132021
Secretary's Office: 86-432-3038882
Chairman's Office: 86-432-3038401
Tuchengzi Street Administration Office in Tuchengzi, Longtan Precinct: 86-432-3039346
Yushu Street Administration Office in Yushu, Longtan Precinct:
Main Number: 86-432-3982458
Chairman's Office: 86-432-3982458
Longtan Branch of Jilin City State Security Team
Captain Han Fuyuan: 86-432-3039385, 86-432-2193025 (Office)
Police Chief Wang Yi: 86-432-3037105 (Office), 86-432-2024868 (Home)
Head of the Political Committee Li Yulin: 86-432-3039853 (Office), 86-432-2579011 (Home)
Assistant Police Chief Sun Wei: 86-432-3039860 (Office)
Assistant Police Chief and Secretary of Discipline Committee Hao Zhuang: 86-432-3039647 (Office), 86-432-2443666 (Home), 86-13904404438 (Cell)
Chairman of the Political Office Mr. Bei Shaoguang: 86-432-418331 (Office), 86-432-2563399 (Home)
Longtan Public Security Bureau in Longtan, Jilin City
Address: 2 Bingjiang Road, Longtan, Jilin City, Zip Code 132021
Fax: 86-432-3067720, 86-432-2193057, 86-432-3418617, 86-432-2193058