(Clearwisdom.net) Today's News from China includes persecution incidents that took place in 25 cities or counties in 13 provinces. In this report, 23 Falun Gong practitioners were subjected to mistreatment during their detention, and at least 21 practitioners were illegally arrested.
1. [Beipiao, Liaoning Province] Dafa Practitioners Liu Chundong and Zhu Yunqin Sentenced to Forced Labor
Dafa practitioner Mr. Liu Chundong from Beipiao, Liaoning Province was arrested and sentenced to one year and three months in the Xidayingzi Forced Labor Camp in Chaoyang District. Zhu Yunqin from Sanbao, Beipiao was arrested and sent to the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp.
2. [Changchun, Jilin Province] Dafa Practitioner Zhang Jinfang Arrested
On Tuesday, August 26, 2008, sixty-eight-year-old Dafa practitioner Ms. Zhang Jinfang from Changchun was arrested by the police on patrol when she was telling people about Falun Gong and its persecution and was sent to the Qinghe Street Police Station in Chaoyang District, Changchun City where she was body searched and interrogated. Then she was forcibly transferred to the Xinglongshan Brainwashing Center and was detained there.
3. [Yanshan County, Hebei Province] Dafa Practitioner Hu Lianhua Arrested
On August 28, 2008, Dafa practitioner Ms. Hu Lianhua from Yanshan County, Hebei Province, was reported to police while she was distributing Falun Gong materials in Xiaoying. She was arrested and her home was ransacked. A computer, a printer and Dafa books were confiscated. Police also arrested her daughter and her son who is a non-practitioner.
They are currently detained at the Yanshan County Detention Center and are not allowed to meet with their family members.
4. [Laixi City, Shandong Province] Information on Persecution of Arrested Dafa Practitioners
Among the eighteen Dafa practitioners who had been arrested, Ms. Wang Guizhi was released due to her severe heart disease while Dafa practitioners Mr. Zhang Weixing, Mr. Wu Jianfang, Ms. Liu Hong, Ms. Zhu Lixin, Ms. Li Xiumei, Ms. Pang Weina, and Mr. Liu Jingquan were sent to the Wangcun Forced Labor Camp in Zhibo City on August 30.
Ms. Wu Xiuxin, Mr. Dai Guoyu, Ms. Chen Yufang and another male practitioner were detained. Their cases were presented to the Laixi Procuratorate, but were rejected due to insufficient evidence.
On August 31, Ms. Zhou Chunhua and other five female practitioners were sent to the Qingdao International Education Center (a brainwashing center).
5.[Leiyang City, Hunan Province] Supplementary Information on Persecution of Dafa Practitioners Li Huijuan and Wu Donghua
Ms. Li Huijuan from Leiyang City, Hunan Province was extorted out of 4000 yuan before she was released on August 29, 2008. Another practitioner Ms. Wu Donghua is detained at the Leiyang Detention Center.
Zhang Aiguo, Director of the Leiyang City Police Department: 86-13875627688
6. [Beijing] Mr. Zhao Lei Arrested for Helping Falun Gong Practitioners
On the morning of July 14, 2008, Policeman Wang Mingyue and police from the Changping District Police Department, Beijing City, arrested Mr. Zhao Lei at a car park in the area where he lives. Zhao often helped Falun Gong practitioners and looked after their family members. On August 6, he was transferred to and detained at the Changping Detention Center.
7. [Guangan, Sichuan Province] Dafa Practitioner Liang Zonglin Arrested and Sent to Brainwashing Center
In the evening of July 30, police arrested forty-four-year-old Dafa practitioner Ms. Liang Zonglin from Longfeng Village, Baishi County, Guangan, under the pretense of checking household registration.
In the brainwashing center, Liang Zonglin was deprived of sleep and not allowed to go to the toilet. She was also beaten. The police tried to force her to write three statements. Liang went on a hunger strike to protest the persecution.
8. [Changzhou, Jiangsu Province] Dafa Practitioner Wu Zhenxiu Detained at Brainwashing Center
On August 18, 2008, Dafa practitioner Ms. Wu Zhenxiu from Changzhou City was reported to the police when she was telling people about the persecution of Falun Gong. Police from the 610 Office and Yonghong Police Station arrested her and ransacked her home. They confiscated a computer, a printer and Falun Gong materials. She is currently detained at a brainwashing center.
Yonghong Police Station: 86-519-86961110
9. [Zhangjiakou, Hebei Province] Mei Yuezhi and Li Jingui Facing Illegal Sentence
On July 27 before the Beijing Olympics began, about fifty Falun Gong practitioners in Zhangjiakou City were arrested. Ms. Mei Yuezhi and Mr. Zhang Jingui are facing illegal sentences at the Qiaoxi District Court, Zhangjiakou City. They are currently detained at Hongqilou Detention Center in Zhangjiakou City, Hebei Province.
Domestic Security Division of Zhangjiakou City Police Department:
Cui Weidong, director of Hongqilou Detention Center: 86-313-4021947
Meng Jigui, director of the Qiaoxi District Court: 86-13603133808
10. [Xian, Shanxi Province] Dafa Practitioner Ding Hong Arrested
At 11:00 p.m. on August 26, police from the Shilipu Police Station under Baqiao Police Department broke into Dafa practitioner Mr Ding Hong's home at the residential compound of Hujiamiao Rice Warehouse in Xian City and took him away. They confiscated a laptop and a printer. He was transferred to the detention center at the Baoqiao Police Department in the evening of August 28.
Policeman Li Wuxing: 86-29-82597118
11. [Harbin, Heilongjiang Province] Dafa Practitioner Lv Guixiang and Jiang Shuxiang Arrested
On the morning of August 28, police from the Hongqi Police Station arrested Dafa practitioners Ms. Lv Guixiang and Ms. Jiang Shuxiang from Xiangfang District, Harbin City when they were distributing flyers about the persecution of Falun Gong at Jianbei Residential Compound. Police ransacked Lv's home and took away a picture of the founder of Falun Dafa and Dafa books. They are currently detained at Yazhiquan.
12. [Changyi City, Shandong Province] Dafa Practitioner Du Jinying Sentenced to Forced Labor
On July 28, police from the 610 Office in Changyi City and Beimeng Police Station arrested Dafa practitioner Du Jinying from Zhongli Village and detained her at the Changyi Detention Center. Fifteen days later she was sentenced to one year in the Wang Village Forced Labor Camp.
13. [Anguo City, Hebei Province] Dafa Practitioner Zhao Wulu Arrested
In the evening of August 11, 2008, Dafa practitioner Mr Zhao Wulu from Anguo City was reported to police when he was distributing Falun Gong materials. He was arrested and sent to the Qingyuan County Detention Center.
14. [Lanzhou, Gansu Province] Dafa Practitioner Du Lanping Arrested
On August 21, 2008, fifty-year-old Dafa practitioner Ms. Du Lanping was arrested when she was telling people about Falun Gong. She was sent to the Gongjiawan Brainwashing Center.
15. [Shenyang, Liaoning Province] Ms. Gao Rongrong's mother returned home to Shenyang in August, but police from the local police station didn't let her go home
16. [Tianjin] Dafa Practitioner Li Yufeng Persecuted in Qing County, Hebei Province
On August 20, 2008, plainclothes police from the Qing County Domestic Security Division arrested Dafa practitioner Ms. Li Yufeng from Nankai District, Tianjin City when she was telling people about Falun Gong at Huichuan Road, Qing County, Hebei Province. She was severely tortured and her life is currently in danger.
17. [Tonghua City, Jilin Province] Dafa Practitioner Yan Shufang Persecuted
On June 2, 2008, Dafa practitioner Ms. Yan Shufang from Tonghua City, Jilin Province, was arrested and her home was searched. She is currently detained at the Heizuizi Women's Forced Labor Camp in Changchun. She has been tied to the bed and repeatedly shocked with electric batons.
Heizuizi Women's Forced Labor Camp in Changchun: 86-431-85384312 ext 5101
18. [Beizheng City, Liaoning Province] Falun Gong Practitioner Qiu Wenzhen Arrested
On the morning of August 31, 2008, Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Qiu Wenzhen from Goubangzi Town, Beizheng City, Liaoning Province was arrested near the Goubangzi Police Department. Her home was ransacked. She is currently detained at the Beizhen City Detention Center.
Cao Hui, director of Goubangzi Town Police Department: 86-13464661000
Li Jingchun from Beizheng City Detention Center: 86-13941661262
19. [Changer City, Henan Province] Dafa Practitioner Guo Huaniu Arrested
In the afternoon of August 4, 2008, police from the Pohu Police Station arrested fifty-four-year-old Dafa practitioner Ms. Guo Huaniu from Changer City when she was distributing Falun Gong materials. She is currently detained at the Changer City Detention Center. Police from the 610 Office and the Domestic Security Division in Changer City broke into her house and took away a color printer, pictures of the founder of Falun Gong and Falun Gong materials. Her husband was also arrested and and detained at the city detention center. Her family members are not allowed to see her. Her daughter who is in high school and eighty-plus-year-old mother were left at home with nobody to look after them.
Zhang Guoding, director of Changge City Police Department: 86-13803748969
Zhao Kunling from Domestic Security Division: 86-13938900877
20. [Chongqing] Dafa Practitioner He Chuande Arrested
On the evening of August 18, 2008, plainclothes police from the 610 Office under the local police department and Zhanjiaxi Police Station arrested fifty-year-old He Chuande, a retired worker of the Specialized Steel Factory at Shuangbei, Sha District, Chongqing City. Her whereabouts are unknown.
21. [Baiji City, Shanxi Province] Dafa Practitioner Duan Zhaoxiong Arrested
On August 27, 2008, seventy-five-year-old Dafa practitioner Mr. Duan Zhaoxiong from Baoji City, Shanxi Province, was reported to the police when he was telling people about the persecution of Falun Gong. He was arrested and his current whereabouts is unknown.
22. [Foshan City, Guangdong Province] On August 7, 2008, Dafa practitioner Ms. Wu Peilin from Shunde was arrested and her whereabouts are unknown
23. [Taiyuan, Shanxi Province] Dafa Practitioner Ji Guoli Arrested
On the afternoon of August 26, 2008, officers from Longquan Police Station under the Wanbolin Police Department in Taiyuan City arrested Dafa practitioner Ms. Ji Guoli from Yijing District, Taiyuan City. She is currently detained at the Wanbolin Detention Center.
24. [Qi County, Sichuan Province] Lei Cunyu Arrested and Wang Renwei Sent to Brainwashing Center
On August 26, 2008, officers from the Qi County Police Department and police station arrested sixty-plus-year-old Ms. Lei Cunyu when she was telling people about the persecution Falun Gong at Tuxi Township, Qu County. She is currently detained at the Qu County Detention Center.
Dafa practitioner Mr. Wang Renwei from Qu County was transferred to the Dazhou City Brainwashing Center after he served the full term of the illegal forced labor at the Mianyang Forced Labor Camp.
25. [Shouguang City, Shandong Province] Several Dafa Practitioners Illegally Detained
In the evening of August 3, 2008, more than thirty Dafa practitioners at the Jitai Town, Shouguang City, Shandong Province were arrested. Practitioners were not released until their family members paid 100,000 yuan.
26. [Qingdao, Shandong Province] Falun Gong Practitioner Ji Zhongfa Arrested
On August 18, 2008 police from the Helin Road Police Station arrested Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Ji Zhongfa from Sifang District, Qingdao City, for distributing the booklet of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party.
27. [Yingkou City, Liaoning Province] Dafa Practitioner Ying Zengye Arrested
On September 1, officers from the Laobian District Police Station in Yingkou City arrested Dafa practitioner Mr. Ying Zengye while he was distributing Falun Gong flyers.