Latest News from China - August 1, 2005
- [Shuangcheng City, Heilongjiang Province] Liu Quanguo Sentenced to Three Years of Imprisonment
- [Yi County, Hebei Province] Zhao Zhiqin and Jing Juan Arrested
- [Hengqu County, Shanxi Province] Bai Xinyan and Zhang Fuxiang Arrested and Sentenced to Three Years of Forced Labor
- [Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] Personnel from the 610 Office Arrest Du Beiyang Again
- [Laixi City, Shandong Province] Police Arrest Sun Yuzhen
- [Benxi City, Liaoning Province] Shao Zhongye and Wang Jicai Tortured to the Point of Disability in the City Forced Labor Camp
- [Linghai City, Liaoning Province] Zhou Gang Persecuted for Denouncing Party Membership
- [Tieli City, Heilongjiang Province] Ma Hong Arrested and Held at a Detention Center
- [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Practitioner Wang Hao Arrested for Distributing Truth-Clarifying Materials
- [Meizhou City, Guangdong Province] Latest Information About Certain Falun Gong Practitioners
- [Yishui County, Shandong Province] Information about Several Falun Gong Practitioners
- [Weifang City, Shandong Province] Changyi County 610 Office Personnel Arrest Practitioners Ma Guizhen and Xu Aizhi
1. [Shuangcheng City, Heilongjiang Province] Liu Quanguo Sentenced to Three Years of Imprisonment
On February 28, 2004, Sun Jihua, head of the Handian Town Political and Judiciary Committee, worked together with a dozen officers from the Handian Town Police Station. The officers, including Yu Zhanjun and Sui Guangcheng, forcibly took Falun Gong practitioner Liu Quanguo (from Handian Town) away from home and sentenced him to three years of imprisonment. He is now being detained at the Changlinzi Forced Labor Camp. Several hundred residents of Qiansanjiazi Village, Handian Town cosigned letters to the Shuangcheng Municipal Party Committee, the Municipal Government, and the People's Congress and Standing Committee of the Political Consulting Committee saying, "Liu Quanguo is a good person."
2. [Yi County, Hebei Province] Zhao Zhiqin and Jing Juan Arrested
Practitioner Ms. Zhao Zhiqin from Gangli Village, Shanbei Township is in her 50's. She obtained the Fa in 1996. Before that she had all kinds of illnesses. Falun Dafa helped her to become healthy. She has much work to do in the fields and at home, so she studies the Fa and does the exercises during noontime and evenings. As a result, she does a good job, both in the field and at home. She strictly lives up to "Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance" in her daily life and is regarded as a good person in the village. However, in the past six years, since July 20, 1999, personnel from the Village Party Committee, Township Party Committee, 610 Office and Police Station have harassed her, followed her, ransacked her place and arrested her from time to time.
After 6:00 p.m. on July 21, 2005, four policemen from the Airport Police Station broke into Zhao Zhiqin's home and ransacked her place, but didn't find anything. They still took Zhao Zhiqin away. She was transferred to Yi County's Detention Center the next day.
It is said that practitioner Jing Juan from the same village was arrested that same day.
Telephone numbers of the main responsible units:
(Country code: 86, area code: 312)
Airport Police Station: 8830092
Xishanbei Village head: 8830098 (office)
3. [Hengqu County, Shanxi Province] Bai Xinyan and Zhang Fuxiang Arrested and Sentenced to Three Years of Forced Labor
In mid June 2005, the police arrested practitioner Bai Xinyan from Hengqu County and ransacked his home. The police lied to Bai Xinyan's relatives, saying that they could bail Bai out by paying money. The relatives believed them and handed in 5,000 yuan. The police released Bai Xinyan; however, a few days later they took Bai Xinyan away again and sentenced him to three years of forced labor.
By the end of June 2005, personnel from the Hengqu County Police Department and from the Political & Security Section arrested another practitioner, Zhang Fuxiang. They ransacked Zhang's place and sentenced him to three years of forced labor.
Chen Ping, Hengqu County Police Department Chief, Shanxi Province, former chief of the Political & Security Section,
Address: Residential Area of the Hengqu County Agricultural Bureau
Telephone, Shanxi Province: (Country code: 86, area code: 359. Do not dial area code before cell phone numbers.) 13834090880 (cell), 6028846 (home), 6060007 (work)
4. [Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] Personnel from the 610 Office Arrest Du Beiyang Again
Personnel from Jinjiang District's 610 Office collaborated with the Chengdu Steel Company Party Committee and the Panzhihua Steel Corporation to arrest practitioner Ms. Du Beiyang and send her to the Chuanxi Women's Prison in Longquan County. When Ms. Du's term had expired after serving three years, she was forcibly sent to the Jinjiang District Brainwashing Class in May 2005.
Units and personnel who participated in the persecution:
The Jinjiang District Political & Judiciary Committee
Miao Changjiang, Party Committee head, the Panzhihua Steel Corporation
5. [Laixi City, Shandong Province] Police Arrest Sun Yuzhen
At around 9:00 a.m. on July 14, 2005, personnel from the Xiagezhuang Town Police Department, including Su Yuejian, arrested practitioner Ms. Sun Yuzhen from the Town's No.3 Middle School in Laixi City of Shandong Province. They held her in the police department for a day, only because she gave a child a fairy tale book that "clarifies the truth" about Falun Dafa on her way to go shopping. The police also ransacked her home and her office at school.
Police and units involved in this persecution (Country code: 86, area code: 532. Please do not dial area code before cell phone numbers):
Xiagezhuang Town Police Department: 86431187
Dong Zhenqi, Police Station Chief: 88478065 (home), 13356897318 (cell)
Liu Yongzhi, Deputy Police Chief: 88456793 (home), 13706487321 (cell)
Liu Bin, Political instructor: 88495541 (home), 13791808099 (cell)
Su Yuejian, Police Officer: 86455616 (home), 13505356512 (cell)
6. [Benxi City, Liaoning Province] Shao Zhongye and Wang Jicai Tortured to the Point of Disability in the City Forced Labor Camp
Between January and February of 2003, a group of Falun Dafa practitioners were transferred from the Dandong Forced Labor Camp to the Benxi City Forced Labor Camp. One of them, Mr. Shao Zhongye, was beaten so severely that it led to a lumbar vertebrae fracture and paralysis, but the police in Benxi City still continue the persecution.
Because practitioner Mr. Wang Jicai didn't give up the Falun Gong practice, the police in Benxi City Forced Labor Camp broke his hip and disabled him with torture. Now he has to walk with crutches and needs other people's help when walking up and down the stairs. It is quite difficult for him to take care of himself. The camp authorities did not release Wang Jicai, even though his imprisonment term was served.
7. [Linghai City, Liaoning Province] Zhou Gang Persecuted for Denouncing Party Membership
Practitioner Zhou Gang from Linghai City in Liaoning Province was a senior engineer, and used to be the director of the Information Center at Linghai City Electric Power Group Co. Ltd. Because he denounced his Party membership at his work unit and refused to submit the membership fee, he was assigned a laborer's job at an Electric Power Station in a rural area. He was told that he could return to his original position if he gave up Falun Gong practice and did not denounce the Party.
Phone numbers of some persons related to the persecution at the Linghai City Electric Power Group Co. Ltd.:
Zhang Zhanyu, Chairman of the Board, General Manager: 86-416-8120999 (office)
Wang Lanling, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee: 86-416-8137567 (office)
Chai Fengming, Deputy General Manager: 86-416-8137788 (office)
8. [Tieli City, Heilongjiang Province] Ma Hong Arrested and Held at a Detention Center
On June 2, 2005, practitioner Ma Hong from Shuangfeng Town, Tieli City, Heilongjiang Province was arrested when driving a taxi. The police then ransacked his home. He is currently being held at the City Detention Center. The police plan to sentence him to three years of forced labor.
9. [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Practitioner Wang Hao Arrested for Distributing Truth-Clarifying Materials
During the evening on July 16, 2005, practitioner Mr. Wang Hao from Wuhan City went out to distribute Falun Dafa truth-clarifying materials. At around 11:00 p.m. he was arrested when he was getting off the bus at Wusheng Road in Hankou District. According to a witness, the police beat him brutally. On August 1, when Wang Hao's unlawful detention term had not expired, personnel from Hongshan District Police Department issued another "Administrative Detention" Warrant for Wang Hao, which will extend his detention term by 15 days.
Police officers involved in persecuting Wang Hao, Jin Zhenping, Team head of Hongshan District Police Department, and a policeman surnamed Lin.
10. [Meizhou City, Guangdong Province] Latest Information About Certain Falun Gong Practitioners
At 7:00 p.m. on July 27, 2005, practitioner Ms. Zhu Tianying was arrested from home and is currently being held at a brainwashing class run by the Meizhou City government. Practitioner Ms. Luo Suya and her sister Ms. Luo Sufen (who were arrested not long ago), and two other Falun Gong practitioners (we are trying to ascertain their names) from Mei County are also being detained at that brainwashing class.
It is reported that on November 15, 2004, two practitioners, Ms. Li Meiping and Zhong Xiling, were sentenced to imprisonment. Zhong Xiling was sent to the Guangdong Province No.3 Prison in Meizhou City and Li Meiping was sent to Guangzhou City. Practitioners Hu Yuansheng, Zeng Haiping and Li Chunxin are also being detained at the Guangdong Province No.3 Prison.
11. [Yishui County, Shandong Province] Information about Several Falun Gong Practitioners
Ms. Zhao Shufang, 33 years old, is a Falun Gong practitioner from Beishe Village, Yuanjiazhuang Township, Yishui County, Shandong Province. The police arrested her during field work in August 2002 and sentenced her to three years of imprisonment. She was detained at the No.1 Team of a female detention center at No. 20 Jiangshuiquan Road, Lixia District, Jinan City, Shandong Province. Her three-year-old son was left under a relative's care and lives a difficult life.
Practitioners Mr. Zhang Xuexing, 63 years old, and his son, Zhang Yuguo, 25 years old, are from Beishe Village, Yuanjiazhuang Township, Yishui County. Police arrested them in October 2002 and ransacked their home. Zhang Xuexing was sentenced to two and a half years of imprisonment. He was released on February 11, 2005. Zhang Yuguo was sentenced to three years of imprisonment. They were detained at the Wang Village Forced Labor Camp in Shandong Province.
12. [Weifang City, Shandong Province] Changyi County 610 Office Personnel Arrest Practitioners Ma Guizhen and Xu Aizhi
Falun Gong practitioner Ma Guizhen, from Weizi Town, Weifang City, was recently arrested again from home by personnel from the Changyi County 610 Office.
At about 4:30 p.m. on July 27, 2005 when Xu Aizhi and her daughter were chatting with friends at home, more than ten plainclothes policemen broke into her home and arrested her. Xu Aizhi was detained at the Dongyuan Police Station and was sent to the Changyi County Detention Center that same night. On July 29, the village committee sent her family a detention notice without indicating the detention term. They also sent a "notice of summons," issued for 4:00 p.m. on July 27. Apparently, it was written after the illegal arrest took place.
July 31, 2005