(Clearwisdom.net) Today's News from China includes incidents of persecution that took place in 21 cities or counties in 10 provinces. As per this report, 19 practitioners were subjected to mistreatment during their detention and at least 19 practitioners were illegally arrested.
1. [Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region] Mr. Wu Yang Faces a January 14, 2010 Trial in Beijing
2. [Jiuquan, Gansu Province] Three Practitioners Arrested
Ms. Liu Huiying, Ms. Yang Sufang and Ms. Wang Yuqin from Jiuquan were arrested as they spoke with people about Falun Gong and the persecution on January 6, 2010. Their homes were ransacked, and they have not yet been released.
Suzhou District Police Department Domestic Security Division head Chen Jianhua led officers to make the arrest.
His telephone number is 86-13893706499.
3. [Changsha City, Hunan Province] Mr. Lai Jinming and Ms. Tan Xiangyu Held in Custody
Mr. Lai Jinming and Ms. Tan Xiangyu, who were arrested on December 29, 2009 and January 4, 2010 respectively, are now being held in the Changsha City Detention Center. The two practitioners were told that they would be held for 15 days.
4. [Ningxiang County, Hunan Province] Ms. Peng Liang Persecuted
Ningxiang County Domestic Security Division officers and 610 Office agents transferred Ms. Peng Liang on December 31, 2009, from the Changsha City Detention Center to the Baimalong Forced Labor Camp in Zhuzhou City.
Ms. Peng was arrested on December 16, 2009 when she visited Ms. Xiao Chuahua at home. Ms. Peng had previously left her hometown in Ningxiang County to avoid the persecution and had been homeless for a time.
5. [Jinxiang County, Shandong Province] Ms. Zhao Guiying and Ms. Zhao Cuiyun Arrested
Mamiao Township Police Station officers arrested Ms. Zhao Guiying and Ms. Zhao Cuiyun from Jinxiang County on January 7, 2010, as they spoke with people about Falun Gong and the persecution. The two practitioners are being held in the county detention center.
Jinxiang County 610 Office: 86-537-8720610
Wang Yuxin, Jinxiang County Domestic Security Division: 86-537-8739556, 86-537-8756499, and 86-13853790061
Yang Huazhong, the detention center: 86-138541789888
6. [Wenling, Zhejiang Province] Several Practitioners Given Prison Terms
Several practitioners from Wenling were arrested in September 2009 and given prison terms at the end of December 2009. Mr. Yu Lixin was sentenced to four years in prison. Ms. Jiang Huimin, Ms. Li Guilian and two others stood trial on December 9, 2009. Ms. Chen Junhua was tried at a different time.
7. [Shanghai] Mr. Sun Zhifeng Arrested
Mr. Sun Zhifeng was arrested at the end of September 2009 for speaking with people about Falun Gong and the persecution.
8. [Tengzhou, Shandong Province] Additional Information Regarding the Persecution of Ms. Yan Yan
Ms. Yan Yan from Tengzhou was reported the afternoon of June 11, 2009 as she spoke with people about the persecution of Falun Gong. 610 Office agents took her into custody and took her to the Tengzhou City Detention Center, where she was held for nearly seven months. She was tried twice during her detention. The first trial was held on November 23, 2009, and the second trial was on December 10, 2009. Both trials ended up without a verdict. Ms. Yan is now being held at the Tengzhou Detention Center.
Peng Qingguo, Political and Judiciary Committee deputy head: 86-632-5513887 (Office), 86-632-5582509 (Home), 86-13906370996 (Cell)
Wang Qi, 610 Office staff: 86-632-5545699 (Office), 86-632-5515959 (Home), 86-13906320359 (Cell)
Zhang Chengling, 610 Office head: 86-632-5599618, 86-13706329198
9. [Nong'an County, Jilin Province] Mr. Pan Gang Arrested
Mr. Pan Gang from Nong'an County was reported as he spoke with people about the persecution of Falun Gong. Nong'an County Domestic Security Division officers arrested him. More than a dozen officers later broke into his home and ransacked it, confiscating Falun Gong books and materials in the process.
Nong'an County Domestic Security Division head: 86-13596014444
10. [Dazhu County, Sichuan Province] Ms. Deng Dashun Arrested
Ms. Deng Dashun, in her 60's, was arrested on January 8, 2009 as she spoke with people about Falun Gong in Zhuyang Town. She is being held in the No. 2 Detention Center.
11. [Sichuan Province] Mr. Cao Dengli's Whereabouts Unknown
Mr. Cao Dengli, 24, is a former employee of the Er Ge Company in Chengdu's Computer City. He was arrested in mid-September 2009 at a rented house in Nanping, Chongqing and later taken to a brainwashing facility. There has been no news from him ever since.
12. [Mengyin County, Shandong Province] Seven Practitioners Held in Custody
Jiepai Town 610 Office head Zhang Debin and others broke into Ms. Wang Kuihua's home at 10:00 a.m. on January 8, 2010 at Yiwenzhuang Village. They rummaged through her home and took her into custody at the town's police station, and then transported her to the Mengyin County Detention Center. Her two five-year-old children were left at home alone.
Seven practitioners are being held in the Mengyin County Detention Center.
13. [Mengyin County, Shandong Province] Ms. Liu Xiaoxiu and Others Persecuted
Ms. Liu Xiaoxiu, 69, is from Sijiazhuang Village, Jiepai Town. She spoke with people about Falun Gong on January 7, 2010 as she applied for a passport for a trip to Macau at the county police department. Officers from the town's police station arrested her at home the next day. Ms. Wang Kuihua, Ms. Liu Xiaoxiu's niece and another practitioner were also arrested that same day. Ms. Liu is now being held in the Mengyin County Detention Center, and she is expected to be held for 15 days.
Li Baoyuan, Mengyin County 610 Office head: 86-539-4811681, 86-13953958936
Sun Shu'ai, Mengyin County 610 Office deputy head: 86-539-4811681, 86-13173095056
Zhang Yong, Domestic Security Division head: 86-13953906866
14. [Hebei Province] Baoding Forced Labor Camp Officials Extend Mr. Li Zhenxing's Term for the Second Time
Mr. Li Zhenxing was sentenced to one year and three months in the Baoding Forced Labor Camp. He should have been released on November 7, 2009 but camp officials extended his term by two months, until January 7, 2010. When his family arrived to take him home, the camp authorities declared that Mr. Li won't be released until January 20, 2010, and said that officers from his local domestic security division and police station should come to take him home.
Baoding Forced Labor Camp: 86-312-5939110
Lu Hongwen, Xiantai Township Police Station chief: 86-13013244883
15. [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Additional Information Regarding the Arrest of Mr. Zhang Zhengang and Others
Three practitioners, Mr. Zhang Zhengang, Mr. Jin Xianzhong and Mr. Hong Ruisheng from the Shenhe District, were reported as they spoke with people about the persecution of Falun Gong in Xinli Village, Shahe Town. Shahe Town Police Station officers arrested them and took them into custody at the Sujiatun Detention Center that same evening. The Sujiatun District police, along with officers from the Dananbianmen Police Station and from the Yunji Police Station, ransacked Mr. Jin and Mr. Hong's homes between 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. that same night. They confiscated a notebook computer.
Mr. Zhang's home was also ransacked the next day. Officers from the Shahe Police Station, together with officers from the Danabianmen Police Station, participated in the ransacking. They did not find anything they wanted. The three practitioners are still being held in the Sujiatun Detention Center.
Sujiatun Detention Center: 86-24-89805440
16. [Baoding City, Hebei Province] Ms. Li Guizhi and Ms. Tian Held in Custody
Ms. Li Guizhi and Ms. Tian from Dongxingao Village, Dingxing County are law-abiding villagers. When they arrived in Nanxingao Village around January 3, 2010, a villager reported them to police, suspecting that they had earlier distributed information about Falun Gong in that village. Dingxing County Domestic Security Division officers arrested and took them to the Dingxing County Detention Center. The police extorted 1,000 Yuan each from their families, and in exchange, the families were allowed to see them through windows. The police forced the families to pay more money to bail their loved ones out, saying that otherwise, they would send the practitioners to Baoding City.
Wang Xuezhi, Dingxing County 610 Office head: 86-13931206616
Li Aijun, Dingxing County 610 Office deputy head: 86-312-6925103
610 Office: 86-312-6928079
17. [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Three Practitioners Arrested
Three practitioners from the Ganjingzi District were reported on the afternoon of December 30, 2009 as they spoke with people about Falun Gong in Shanzhong Village. Haimao Street Police Station officers arrested them. Two of the practitioners were transported to the Yaojia Detention Center several days later. They have returned home because physical examinations disqualified them. Another practitioner was taken to the Ganjingzi Drug Rehabilitation Center.
18. [Kaili City, Guizhou Province] Ms. Duan Zhoujing Arrested in Beijing
Ms. Duan Zhoujing, 23, did part-time work in a company in Beijing after graduating from college. She was arrested on October 1, 2009 in Beijing for her belief in Falun Gong. Her family has heard no news about her status.
Ms. Duan's mother and a kind-hearted neighbor headed for Beijing on January 9, 2010 to try to find out her whereabouts and demand her release.
19. [Anshan City, Liaoning Province] Ms. Bi Lijuan Given a Two-Year Prison Term
Ms. Bi Lijuan was sentenced to two years in prison. She is appealing.
20. [Cang County, Hebei Province] Ms. Ma Fengrong Persecuted
Four officers from the Daguanting Police Station and from Tianjin broke into Ms. Ma Fengrong's home in June 2001 and took her into custody. By the time her family went to demand her release, the police had transported her to the Dongli District Police Station in Tianjin, where she was interrogated numerous times, day and night.
Ms. Ma held a protest hunger strike for 19 days. Eight police officers dragged her by her hair and moved forward for over 20 meters (about 65 feet) in the corridor. They then stepped on her limbs, pinched her nose, and pried open her mouth to insert a feeding tube into her stomach and force-fed her tap water for more than ten minutes. Two days later, four officers force-fed her with a large quantity of water in her cell and left the tube in her afterwards. Ms. Ma was also forced to stand for a long time each day for 15 days before being sentenced to two years in prison.
21. [Shenqiu, Henan Province] Ms. Liu Suqin Arrested
Ms. Liu Suqin, who was taken into custody in August 2009, has been formally arrested. She is facing trial.
Ms. Liu, 61, a retiree of the Shenqiu County Water Affairs Bureau, was arrested in August 2009. Shanan Police Department Domestic Security Division head Gao Feng led a group of officers to make the arrest. They then fabricated evidence and submitted it to the Chuanhui District Procuratorate for approval of Ms. Liu's formal arrest.
22. [Yongnian, Hebei Province] Additional Information Regarding the Persecution of Ms. Chen Yuzhi
Ms. Chen Yuzhi from Yongnian County was taken to the county detention center a week ago around January 3, 2010. Yongnian County Domestic Security Division officials attempted to extort money from her family and refused to release her. They also demanded that Ms. Chen write a guarantee statement to give up Falun Gong, but Ms. Chen refused to comply.
23. [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Ms. Luo Chengrong Persecuted
Ms. Luo Chengrong from Wuhan was arrested in August 2009. Wuhan 610 Office agents covertly transferred her in November 2009 to Suizhou for further persecution.
24. [Dehui City, Jilin Province] Ms. Liu Shufen Arrested
Ms. Liu Shufen from Chalukou Town, 45, was arrested at home at 1:00 p.m. on December 24, 2009. Participating in the arrest were officers from the Chalukou Town Police Station and from the Dehui City Domestic Security Division. They walked away with a photo of the founder of Falun Gong and Falun Gong materials. Ms. Liu is now held at the Dehui City Detention Center.
Ms. Liu was previously reported to the police in the winter of 2002 for distributing materials about the persecution of Falun Gong. Chalukou Police Station officers arrested and sent her to the Heizuizi Prison in Changchun for two years.
January 10, 2010