(Clearwisdom.net) (By a correspondent from Heilongjiang) Police officers arrested Ms. Zhang Shoufen at the Jiansanjiang Railway Station, at 4:30 p.m. on October 16,while she was telling people about the persecution of Falun Gong. Zhang Shoufen lives at the Agriculture Development Bureau in Jiansanjiang, Heilongjiang Province. At the time, four police officers in one police vehicle, picked her up and carried her away. Zhang Shoufeng is currently detained at "Jiansanjiang Legal Education and Training Center," (also called Beihao) a brainwashing center (see picture below). Her family is not allowed to visit her.

Ms. Zhang Shoufen is 56 years old. She had been employed at the Third Middle School of the Seven Star Farm. Because she would not agree to stop practicing Falun Dafa, Zhang Shoufen was arrested and sent to a local detention center many times. The longest time she was in a detention center was six months. She was also sentenced to two years in a forced labor camp. When she was released from the labor camp, she was directly sent to Qixing Farm Brainwashing Center by the local 610 Office on October 2, 2002. She was not released until September 2004. She had not lived at home for four years. Approximately two months after returning home, she was arrested and sent to a brainwashing center in December 2004.

Ms. Zhang's husband Mr. She Huaizhong was sentenced to one year in a forced labor camp on January 25, 2000, and his term was extended by six months. He was then sent to a rural farm detention center. In January 2002, he was sent to a brainwashing center. In February 2002, he was sentenced to three years in a forced labor camp. He is currently held in the Suihua Forced Labor Camp.

Since July 20, 1999, staff of the Jiansanjiang Nongkan Branch Police Station have savagely persecuted the Falun Gong practitioners within its jurisdiction. The police station arrested more than 300 practitioners and held many in detention for long terms. At least 30 practitioners were sent to forced labor camps or prisons. Before 2002, arrested practitioners were held in lockup or detention centers. After 2002, a "transformation base" was built where many people underwent brainwashing and physical and mental torture. Recently, systematic persecution of several Dafa practitioners was carried out by officers of the Nongkan Main Branch Police Station. The Politics and Law Committee of the main branch police station conspired with the 610 Office and other offices. They faxed internally-produced persecution documents to the Chinese Communist Party secretary's office and the Politics and Law Committee secretary's office of Jiansanjiang Branch Police Station. The group then decided who they would arrest, and the orders were carried out by the farm police station.

We appeal to all people of conscience and all human rights organizations around the world to be aware of the persecution of Dafa practitioners that has happened and is happening today in mainland China.

Picture: Jiansanjiang Legal Education and Training Center