Additional Persecution News from China - October 1, 2009 (37 Reports)
(Clearwisdom.net) Today's News from China includes incidents of persecution that took place in 31 cities or counties in provinces. In this report, practitioners were subjected to mistreatment during their detention and at least practitioners were illegally arrested.
1. [Qihetai City, Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Li Xinchun and Several Practitioners Arrested
On the afternoon of September 22, 2009, Bi Shuqing, the director of the local 610 Office and local police officers, totalling more than a dozen of people, went to the second floor of the Century Computer Shopping Center and arrested Ms. Zhang Xiulian and her sister at their shop. They confiscated the computers in the shop and three cell phones.
The same day, practitioners Ms. Li Xinchun, Guo Qizhong, Jiang Botao (a middle school teacher), Guan Shuxun, Ms. Liu Yunrong, and Li Fengbo were arrested. (Ms. Liu Yunrong's sister and a friend who were visiting her at the time were also arrested and taken to the police station but were released later.) All these practitioners' homes were ransacked and their personal belongings were confiscated.
Bi Shuqing: 1394655o880(Cell), 0464-8297021(Office), 0464-8284932(Home)
Li Zhengshi: 13946586655(Cell), 13704578383(Cell)
Li Xiaoqi: 13946509949(Cell), 0464-8780101 (Office)
2. [Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province] Ms. Yang (First Name Unknown) Arrested While Distributing Truth-Clarifying Materials on September 29, 2009
3. [Langfang City, Shandong Province] Mr. Yang Jianpo and His Family Under Surveillance Around the Clock
Since September 28, 2009, officials from local residential committees and officers from the Beimenwai Police Station have followed and monitored Mr. Yang Jianpo and his family around the clock and have caused a lot of trouble and inconvenience for them. On September 30, authorities from Jidong Prison in Tangshan City attempted to arrest Mr. Yang.
4. [Heishan County, Liaoning Province] Five Practitioners Arrested
On the morning of September 15, 2009, Ms. Jiang Hailan was arrested at her home.
At around 6 a.m. on September 26, 2009, Wang Weijing, the chief of the Public Security Bureau of the Heishan County Police Department, and several of his colleagues, along with officers Teng Fei and Ye Fanying from the Banlamen Town Police Station, harassed several practitioners from Banlamen Town and ransacked their homes. When they arrived at Ms. Gao Suhua's home, nobody was home, but they broke in and ransacked it. They later arrested her while she was working. They also arrested Ms. He Yan from Banlamen Town the same day. Both of them were taken to the Jinzhou City Detention Center.
At around 10 p.m. on September 27, 2009, several officers from the Heishan County Police Department harassed several practitioners and arrested Ms. Zhang Jinrong. At around 11 p.m, Teng Fei and other officers from the Banlamen Town Police Station arrested Ms. Tan Ling. They were detained at the Jinzhou City Detention Center.
Wang Weijing, the chief of the Public Security Bureau Security Division of the Heishan County Police Department: 0416-5538118 (Home), 0416-5512076(Office)
Xiao Zhongying, the deputy chief of the Public Security Bureau of the Heishan County Police Department: 0416- 5565833(Home), 0416-5522800(Office)
Zhang Shichun, an officer of the Public Security Bureau of the Heishan County Police Department: 0416-5566586(Home), 0416-5562002(Office)
5. [Xinmi City, Henan Province] Ms. Cai Zhimin Arrested on September 27, 2009
6. [Yushu City, Jilin Province] Sun Ping from Heilin Town Arrested by Police from the Yushu City Public Security Bureau on September 24, 2009 and Detained at a Detention Center
7. [Yanzhou City, Shandong Province] Ms. Wei Maoxia Arrested Again
Around 5 p.m. on August 26, 2009, two plainclothes policemen broke into Mr. Zhang Fengbao's home while his wife, Ms. Wei Maoxia, was home. They ransacked his home, stealing belongings worth over 10,000 yuan. Zhang's son, Zhang Chao (not a practitioner), and his family came back and ran into the police. When he argued with the police, he was arrested along with his wife and child. They arrested Ms. Cai as well. Mr. Zhang Chao's wife and child were released the next morning, and Ms. Cai was released on August 30, 2009, but Mr. Zhang Chao is still in custody.
At around 3 p.m. on September 25, 2009, Yang Zongzhi, Guo Qingzhong, and a female police officer from the Yanzhou City Public Security Bureau went to Mr. Zhang Fengbao's home. The door was locked. While they were trying to pick the lock, someone was coming and they fled. About the same time next day, they went again and tried to climb over the wall, but they talked to each other about suspecting that someone was visiting Mr. Zhang, so they left.
About 7:30 p.m. On September 27, 2009, they brought a ladder and climbed over the wall of Mr. Zhang's home. They broke the glass window on the door and got in. Only Ms. Cai was home and they took her away.
The police from the Yanzhou City Public Security Bureau told Mr. Zhang's employer to pass on the message that he is now "the most important person in Yanzhou City" and he has to go to the Yanzhou City Public Security Bureau to explain a few things after the National Holiday.
To avoid persecution, Mr. Zhang is no longer able to stay in his own home.
8. [Jiedong County, Guangdong Province] Officers from Yunlu Town Police Station Arrest Mr. Yang Zhuangkai
At around 6 p.m. On September 28, 2009, officers from the Yunlu Town Police Station arrested Mr. Yang Zhuangkai at his home. When the other residents saw this, they questioned the police about the arrest. After his arrest, the police ransacked his home while his wife was not home. Mr. Yang is being held at the Jiedong County Detention Center.
From the Yunlu Town Police Station:
Chen Ruiwu, director: 0663-3227889 (Office), 0663-3262786(Home), 13822038228 (Cell)
Chen Zhuangnan, political director: 0663-3227138 (Office), 0663-3265218(Home), 13502569229(Cell)
Jiang Junbo, deputy director: 0663-3227138(Office)
Fan Shunfan, deputy director: 0663-3227138(Office)
Chen Shenchu, deputy director: 0663-32271389(Office)
Xie Suwu, director of Political and Judiciary Committee of Yunlu Town: 13902769890(Cell)
Zheng Ruipeng,director of the Jiedong Detention Center: 0663-3277866(Office),0663-8224611(Home), 13927021511(Cell)
9. [Shanghai] Ms. Guo Yunfeng's Latest Situation
Ms. Guo Yuefeng is in her 60s. Because she distributed Falun Gong informational materials on January 30, 2001, she was detained at the Shanghai Women's Forced Labor Camp for two years.
On May 25, 2009, officials of the Putuo Distirct 610 Office ransacked the homes of Ms. Guo and her two sisters, Ms. Guo Yueqing and Ms. Guo Yuefang. They confiscated computers, printers, blank DVDs, and Falun Gong books and truth-clarifying materials. Ms. Guo Yueqing and Ms. Guo Yuefang were arrested.
Ms. Guo Yueqing was released the next day. Ms. Guo Yuefang was bailed out a month later and had to wait for her trial.
On July 3, 2009, Ms. Guo Yuefeng was arrested and is being held at the Putuo District Detention Center. Her case has been transferred from the Putuo District Procuratorate to the Putuo District Court.
At the detention center, to protest the persecution, Ms. Guo Yuefeng refused to wear handcuffs or the prison uniform. 610 Office personnel interrogated her non stop for 36 hours. She was not allowed to go to the restroom or sleep. They threatened her with a sentence of 5 years in prison.
Ms. Guo Yuefeng fell at the detention center and fractured a vertebra. Now she is not able to take care of herself.
Shanghai Putuo District 610 Office: 021-52809966, 021-22049412, 021-22049045, 021-22049191, or 021-22049001. Cui Yingchun, extension 49410; Yao Shulin, extension 49425, Wu Juwei, extension 49412; Wang Yu is responsible for this case.
Zhang Chunyang and Huo Libing, from Shanghai Putuo District Public Security Bureau: 021-62441195 extension of Domestic Security Office
Hu Shimin, director of Shanghai Putuo District Police Department: 021-62440543, 021-22049001
Shanghai Putuo District Detention Center: 021-52916834, 021-62241220, 021-62246192
10. [Pingquan County, Hebei Province] Wang Jianhua from Pingquan Town Sentenced to One Year of Forced Labor and Detained at Shuangfengsi Forced Labor Camp in Chengde City
11. [Pingquan County, Hebei Province] Correction on Ms. Fan Guijie's Home Address
Ms. Fan Guijie's home address is Dudaiyingzi Village, Qijiadai Township, Pingquan County, Heibei Province
12. [Haikou City, Hainan Province] Ms. Wang Juan and Her Husband Arrested
Ms. Wang Juan is in her 30s and her home address is #39-1, Building 2, Wenmingzhong Road, Haikou City. She is an employee of Shuguang Chemical Instrument Company on Deshengsha Road, Haikou City. On September 4, 2009, she and her husband, Mr. Mo Ande, were arrested.
The next day, several officers went to Ms. Wang's workplace and searched her office. They confiscated more than 30 of her notebooks. They threatened her colleagues not to tell anyone. Around noon time, Ms. Wang's neighbors saw a van parked downstairs. A few plainclothes police officers and a female officer in uniform ransacked her home. They confiscated a computer and many personal belongings.
After Ms. Wang and her husband disappeared, their family members went to the Bo'ai Police Station, the Meilan District Police Department, and the Haikou City Police Department to try to find them, but nobody gave them an answer. So they reported their disappearance to the police station and asked them to look for them. On the 15th day after their disappearance, the police had to admit that officials from the Public Security Bureau had arrested them. Their family members were not allowed to visit them.
13. [Donggang City, Liaoning Province] Ms. Bao Li Arrested
On the morning of September 25, 2009, police officer Yan Shulang and Sun Chengdao arrested Ms. Bao Li and took her to the Baifangzi Detention Center in Dandong City.
Fang Shulang: 0415-13942511622
Sun Chengdao, 0415-13941571745
14. [Changchun City, Jilin Province] A Family of Three Arrested
On the morning of September 25, 2009, a practitioner couple and their son were arrested near Labor Park in the Erdao District, Changchun City. Their son is not a practitioner.
15. [Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Liu Wenru's Home Ransacked
Ms. Liu Wenru, 33 years old, is an accountant. She had appealed for an end to persecution of Falun Gong several times. In 2000, she was arrested and detained twice. At the end of 2003, because she distributed Falun Gong VCDs, she was sentenced to four years in prison, where she was brutally tortured mentally and physically.
In August 2009, Ms. Liu was arrested because she told people the facts about Falun Gong. She was released after 10 days. At round 2:30 pm on September 26, 2009, police from the Diaoli District Public Security Bureau and officials from local 610 Office went to her home and ransacked it.
16. [Zhengzhou City, Henan Province] Zhao Wen and Wang Aizhen Sentenced to Forced Labor and Yan Wen's Whereabouts Unknown
On September 15, 2009, Zhao Wen and Wang Aizhen were both sentenced to one year of forced labor. On the same day, Yan Wen disappeared and Yan Wen's whereabouts are unknown. Zhang Ruilan escaped from detention.
17. [Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province] Mr. He Tao Arrested
Mr. He Tao is an employee of the Daughter River Paper Mill in Jinzhou City. About 10 a.m. on September 29, 2009, the police from Chifeng City and the Daughter River Police Station went to his home and arrested him. He just arrived home from a trip to Chifeng City an hour before.
18.[Fuxin City, Liaoning Province] Zhang Hongmei and Dai Jinying Arrested
At around 2 p.m. on September 25, 2009, Wang Peng, the chief of the Fuxin County Public Security Bureau; Liu Siwei, the chief of the Fuxin City Public Security Bureau; and other police officers arrested Wang Hongmei and Dai Jinying, ransacked their homes, and confiscated Falun Gong books and computers.
19. [Beizhen City, Liaoning Province] Practitioners from Zhong'an Town Arrested
On September 25, 2009, officers from the Zhong'an Town Police Station arrested Ms. Min Cuixin and ransacked her home. Ms. Min is being held at the Jinzhou City Detention Center.
On the evening of September 14, 2009, officers from the Zhong'an Police Department arrested Ms. Chen Xiurong and her husband, Mr. Chen Xudong, at their home.
Ma Chunjiang, director of the Zhong'an Police Department: 0416-6421067
20. [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Li Hongsheng Arrested on His Way to Work Recently
21. [Handan City, Hebei Province] Ms. Zhu Baohong and Her Husband, Yang Hongwu, Both Arrested
Ms. Zhu Baohong is an English teacher at the Handan First Middle School. On the afternoon of September 25, 2009, officials from her school worked with officers from the Congtai District Police Department to arrest her and her husband, Mr. Yang Hongbei. They also confiscated two computers. Both of them are being held at the Handan City First Detention Center.
Handan City Congtai District Police Department
Jia 43, Congtai Road, Handan City, Zip Code: 056002
Director Niu Zhengmin: 0310-3019568, 13315066566
Political Commissar Wang Yongxiang: 0310-3019893, 13315066588
Deputy Director Wen Lifeng, in charge of persecution of Falun Gong: 0310-3019992, 13315066583
Public Security Bureau
Chief An Zhenzhi, in charge of the persecution of Falun Gong: 0310--3019329, 13333007726
Handan City First Detention Center
Director Chen Nailiang: 13313303892
22. [Wuhai City, Hubei Province] Zhou Linyou Detained at Wuhai First Detention Center
Zhou Linyu is employed by the Wuhai Academy of Science. It was confirmed that Zhou Linyu is being held at the Wuhai City First Detention Center. Zhou Linyu had just been released from the Yangyuan Brainwashing Center two months ago.
23. [Shanghai] Practitioner Shen Fuxin Arrested
On September 18, 2009, Shen Fuxin was arrested while distributing truth-clarifying materials in the Hudongbei residential area in Shanghai.
Liu Xijiang, police officer: 13386283990 (cell)
24. [Yingcheng City, Hubei Province] 9 Practitioners Arrested
Around September 12, officers from the Yingcheng City Police Department, the Public Security Bureau, the local police station, and 610 Office personnel arrested 9 practitioners and detained them at the Yingcheng City Detention Center. Among the perpetrators, Yang Qunle is the chief of the Public Security Bureau and Xue Huaping is the director of the Chengzhong Police Station in Yingcheng City.
25. [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] A Practitioner Arrested
At round 1 p.m. on September 26, 2009, a practitioner was arrested at the Minfu Residential area.
26. [Jiujiang County, Jiangxi Province] Officers from Shuishang Police Department Harass Practitioners
About 8 p.m. on September 22, 2009, Zhou Chunbing, the commander of the Security Patrol Section of Shuishang Police Department in Jiujiang County, and another police officer went to Mr. Cao Fayuan's home to harass and threat him and his family.
Shuishang Police Department: 0792-6843217
27. [Jiang'an County, Sichuan Province] Hongqiao Town Officials Defame Falun Gong
In September 2009, Wang Jinming, Party Secretary of Hongqiao Town, Jiang'an County, and Li Decheng, Supervisor of Hongqiao Town, ordered people to post public banners that defamed Falun Gong.
Wang Jinming:0831-2710769 (Office), 13990941886(Cell)
Li Decheng: 0831-2710122, 13092887128(Cell)
28. [Jinan City, Shandong Province] Latest Progress on Mr. Liu Ruping's Case
On September 10, 2009, Mr. Liu Ruping's case was transferred to the Procuratorate. On September 16, 2009, the Procuratorate officially accepted the case after examination.
The investigation process at the police department was obviously held up. The officer on this case from the Pre-Trial Section had been avoiding meeting Mr. Liu's lawyers and his family. On September 15, 2009, when his son went to the police department to ask about the case, he was told it had been transferred to the Procuratorate. Female officer Fang (first name unknown) is handling this case at the Procuratorate. The telephone number for the Public Prosecution Section of the Changqing District Procuratorate is 0531-85037612.
On September 28, 2009, the two lawyers went to the detention center to meet Mr. Liu in the morning. But they were told to come in the afternoon. When they met him in the afternoon, the audio and video recording equipment were prepared. He had apparently shaved and taken a shower for the meeting. He seemed in good condition with no sign of torture.
On the Prosecution Opinion Letter that the police department submitted to the Procuratorate, the first sentence reads: "On July 2, the police officers found that Liu Ruping was undermining law enforcement procedures." It clearly indicated that the arrest was not due to anyone reporting him to the authorities, instead, the police department and 610 Office worked together to arrest him and ransack his home for evidence. Some so-called "evidence" mentioned at the end of the Prosecution Opinion Letter referred to the properties confiscated at his home. Mr. Liu's defense lawyers and relatives will be monitoring the progress of the case.
29. [Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] Yan Jin Detained at Brainwashing Center
30. [Yushu City, Jilin Province] 12 Practitioners Detained at Brainwashing Center
On orders of the Changchun City 610 Office, the Yushu City Political and Judiciary Committee and 610 Office recently set up a brainwashing center at the Yushu City Detention Center. On September 23, 2009, Mr. Liu Fengbao from Baoshou Township was sent to the brainwashing center after his one and a half years of forced labor was up.
On September 24, 2009, the police from the Yushu City Public Security Bureau arrested Sun Ping from Heilin Town and Zhu Liyan from Xiangyang Town. On September 27, they arrested Chai Xiuzhi. Between September 14 and September 20, Wei Yunxiang, Fu Decai, Yang Fujun, Jin Shuying, Zhao Dachun, Li Xiuying, Li Xiangyun, and Zhao Ximin were arrested. Now, 12 practitioners are being detained at the brainwashing center.
Liu Hongshuang, director of the Yushu City Police Department: 0431-83618101(Office), 0431-82353456(Home), 13904394478(Cell)
Police officers from the Yushu City Public Security Bureau:
Fan Hongkai: 0431-83618238(Office), 15904409088(Cell)
Yan Congjie: 0431-83618239(Office), 13364511552(Cell)
Li Xiao: 0431-83618237(Office), 15904408883(Cell),13364640004(Cell)
Police Officers from the Yushu City Detention Center:
Hu Tieying: 0431-83610511(Office), 0431-83661981(Home), 15904409150(Cell)
Wang Jun: 0431-83611857(Office),0431-83686668(Home), 15904409127(Cell)
31. [Wuhai City, Hubei Province] Ms. Wei Xingzhi Arrested
Ms. Wei Xingzhi is a kindergarten teacher from the Wuchang District, Huhai City. Her home is in the Hubeihuan Road residential area in the Shuiguo area. At around 9 p.m on September 23, 2009, officers from the Wuhai City Police Department and a Wuhai City 610 Office agent broke into her home and arrested her. They also ransacked her home and confiscated a computer, a printer, and other personal belongings. Ms. Wei lives by herself. Her relatives have not known about her arrest yet and her whereabouts are unknown.
32. [Xintai City, Shandong Province] Retiree Zhou Songlin and His Wife Arrested
At around 5 p.m. on September 25, 2009, the police from the Xintai City Public Security Bureau arrested Mr. Zhou Songlin and his wife, both in their 70s, at their home. They ransacked their home and confiscated a computer notebook, an ink-jet printer, a paper cutter, a plastic sealer, two laser printers, and a supply of paper. The police are monitoring their home around clock in an attempt to arrest more practitioners.
33. [Anhua County, Hunan Province] Ms. Chen Ruizhen Arrested
On the evening of September 27, 2009, the police from the Dongping Public Security Bureau arrested Ms. Chen Ruizhen while she was on her way home after visiting her sister. They then broke into her home and ransacked it. They confiscated truth-clarifying materials, Falun Gong books, DVDs, a computer, and three DVD players. Ms. Chen is being held at the Muzi Detention Center in Anhua County.
34. [Beijing] Liu Huaiyu, A Practitioner's Daughter Arrested
On the evening of September 28, 2009, officers from the Shijingshan Police Department arrested Ms. Liu Huaiyu. Her whereabouts are unknown. At midnight the same day, Chen Yong, the director of the Datong City Chengqu Police Department Public Security Bureau, called her mother and told her about her daughter's arrest but didn't mention the reason. On the morning of September 30, Ms. Liu's mother and brother went to the Public Security Bureau to ask about her. Chen told them to wait patiently. When they asked why the arrest lasted more than 24 hours, Chen answered that it could be extended to 48 hours. When it was close to 48 hours, there was still no news. Ms. Liu's mother was told not to go to Beijing to visit her.
35. [Tieling City, Liaoning Province] Ms. Wen Qinglan Arrested While Living Away from Home
Ms. Wen Qinglan is a resident of Fuhe Village, Xiangfu Township, Xifeng County, Tieling City. She was forced to leave home to avoid persecution and has to move from place to place. Ms. Wen was reported to the authorities while explaining the facts about Falun Gong at Qianshahe Village, Fahaniu Township, Xinmin City, Liaoning Province. The Fahaniu Township police arrested her. She is being held at the Shenyang City First Detention Center.
36. [Shanghai] Jin Gan, a Police Officer from Huinan Town Police Station in Nanhui District, Frequently Harass Practitioners Lately (Cell: 13386265266)
37. [Xingcheng City, Liaoning Province] Mr. Tong Lijun Arrested
On the afternoon of September 27, 2009, when Mr. Tong Lijun came home from work, the police waiting near the entrance of his apartment building arrested him and took him to a detention center. That evening, his elderly mother and other family members went to the Public Security Bureau to ask about his arrest. They were told that he was arrested because he practices Falun Gong. Mr. Tong was forced to quit his job and had been sentenced to forced labor because he refused to renounce Falun Gong. His son is in high school and his wife does not work. The whole family depends on his financial support. After his arrest, his family fell into financial difficulties and they are all hoping for his return everyday.