Additional Persecution News from China - November 6, 2007 (11 Reports)
Today's News from China includes incidents of persecution that took place in 10 cities or counties in 12 provinces. In this report, 16 practitioners were subjected to mistreatment during their detention and at least 3 practitioners were illegally arrested.
[Tianjing City] Ms. Jiang Lili Tortured to the Brink of Death
[Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Persecution of Falun Gong Practitioner Li Hui
[Wuhan City, Hubei Province]Practitioner Min Changchun Illegally Sentenced to Forced Labor Camp
[Tianjin City] Persecution of Practitioner Zhang Runmei
[Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Practitioners Ms. Wang Chunyan, Mr. Yin Libin, and Mr. Li Dejun Face Illegal Prosecution
[Huailu City, Hebei Province] Persecution of Practitioner Zhang Yun
[Zhucheng, Shandong Province] Mr. Zhang Zuohe and His Wife Arrested
[Huangshi, Hubei Province] Practitioners Mr. Luo Wen, Ms. Liu Xiaolian, Ms .Fei Jingfang, Mr. Chen Jun, and Mr Li Qiyao Sent to a Forced Labor Camp
[Jiangyou City, Sichuan Province] Ran Tongyi and His Father Arrested
[Jinan City, Shandong Province] Ms. Zhang Lin Beaten
[Zhaoqing City, Guangdong Province] Additional Information about Practitioners Li Shaohua and Kong Fengying
1. [Tianjing City] Ms. Jiang Lili Tortured to the Brink of Death
Falun Dafa practitioner Jiang Lili was arrested on September 25, 2005 and sentenced to 10 years in jail. She is now detained at the Tianjing Women's Prison. She has been severely persecuted by the guards and is unable to take care herself. She is now on the brink of death.
2. [Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Persecution of Falun Gong Practitioner Li Hui
On April 25, 2007, police from the Public Security Bureau Sartu Sub Division arrested thirty-eight-year-old Li Hui, an employee of Daqing Materials Group Cooperation. They ransacked her home. The next day Li managed to walk free from the Sartu Public Security Bureau; but she had to become homeless and destitute to avoid arrest.
In order to arrest Li again, police threatened and pressured her family members and they assigned officers to live in Li's home. They monitored her family for a long period of time. On September 22, 2007, she was arrested when she was waiting for the bus. For several consecutive days the police interrogated her and tortured her in the following ways: forced her to sit on iron chairs, deprived her of sleep, and burned her using a large, specially-made, high-temperature light bulb. Recently, the Sartu District Court attempted to illegally sentence her.
Arrested at the same time was Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Du Shuxia from the National Taxation Office in Sartu District.
Liang Shengli, Director of the Sartu Public Security Sub Bureau: 86-13936944444
3. [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Practitioner Min Changchun Illegally Sentenced to Forced Labor Camp
On the morning of August 22, 2007, a white car intentionally knocked Mr. Min Changchun down when he was crossing the intersection at Chongren Road and Jinghan Avenue on his motorbike. Several people came out of the car, arrested him, and took him to the National Security Division of the Municipal Public Security Bureau for interrogation. They confiscated his bag, mobile phone, bank cards, electronic books and a work-related laser geodimeter. Later, police ransacked his home and confiscated his laptop, TV and several TV receivers.
On September 17, prisoner Liu Wanwan at the Jiangan District Custodial Station beat Mr. Min and injured his right eye, causing it to become red and swollen so he couldn't see clearly.
Mr. Min had barely recovered from his eye injury, but he was detained for an additional seven days after his sentence was up. On October 18, police from the National Security Division of the Wuhan City Public Security Bureau sent him to the Hewan Forced Labor Camp in Wuhan City where he was sentenced to one and a half years of forced labor. He was detained in the Second Brigade of the forced labor camp.
4. [Tianjin City] Persecution of Practitioner Zhang Runmei
Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Zhang Runmei graduated from Tianjin University. She became a teacher at the university after she got her Master's degree. In October 2000, she went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Dafa. She was arrested and illegally sentenced to two years in forced labor camp and then detained at the Banqiao Women's Forced Labor Camp in Tianjin City. Because she refused to be brainwashed her sentence was increased by seven months. In May 2003, she was released but then Tianjin University terminated her teaching contract.
In November 2004, she was arrested again and was sentenced to one year and three months in a forced labor camp. Her sentence was increased by half a month. She was not released until February.
In January 2007 Policeman Liu Jintao from Yixinli of Nankai District Tianjin City led some people and went to her rented home to harass her and ransack her house.
5. [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Practitioners Ms. Wang Chunyan, Mr. Yin Libin, and Mr. Li Dejun Face Illegal Prosecution
6. [Huailu City, Hebei Province] Persecution of Practitioner Zhang Yun
Falun Dafa practitioner Zhang Yun was arrested when she was distributing truth-clarifying materials. She was forcibly sent to the Fifth Brigade of the Shijiazhuang City Forced Labor Camp and was persecuted there. She is now detained in Huailu City Prison in Hebei Province. Her legs are so swollen that she is not able to walk.
Phone number of Huailu City Prison: 86-311-8218647
7. [Zhucheng, Shandong Province] Mr. Zhang Zuohe and His Wife Arrested
At 12 p.m. on November 3, 2007, police from Zhucheng City Public Security Bureau and Zhigou Police Station forcibly arrested Mr. Zhang Zuohe and his wife Ms. Xu from their home. They confiscated a computer, a printer, a CD-writer and materials and supplies worth a total of 15,000 yuan.
8. [Huangshi, Hubei Province] Practitioners Mr. Luo Wen, Ms. Liu Xiaolian, Ms. Fei Jingfang, Mr. Chen Jun, and Mr. Li Qiyao Sent to a Forced Labor Camp
9. [Jiangyou City, Sichuan Province] Ran Tongyi and His Father Arrested
At 1 a.m. on October 8, 2007 police officers from the National Security Bureau and the Public Security Bureau in Jiangyou City arrested Mr. Ran Tongyi. Over ten policemen broke into the bicycle repair shop owned by Mr. Ran. They picked the locks to break into the shop and ransacked it, confiscating a computer, a color photocopier, a black and white photocopier, Falun Dafa books and materials and 6,000 yuan in cash. Mr. Ran's whereabouts are unknown. One week later his seventy-eight-year-old father was arrested and is currently illegally detained at the Chengwai Custodial Station in Jiangyou City.
10. [Jinan City, Shandong Province] Ms. Zhang Lin Beaten
Sixty-four-year-old Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Zhang Lin comes from Jinan City and is retired. She was arrested when she was distributing truth-clarifying materials on October 6, 2007 and sent to the Liuchangshan Custodial Station. Li Dongfang, Team Leader at the Lixia District Public Security Bureau, brutally beat her until she foamed at the mouth and her body went into convulsions. She wasn't sent to the hospital until suffered a mental collapse.
Ms. Zhang has been back home for one month, but she often cries and trembles. She feels pain all over her body and is not able to eat. She is severely emaciated.
11. [Zhaoqing City, Guangdong Province] Additional Information about Practitioners Li Shaohua and Kong Fengying
Ms. Li Shaohua and Ms. Kong Fengying were illegally sentenced to one year in a forced labor camp and were sent to the Sanshui Forced Labor Camp on October 29.