Additional Persecution News from China - August 18, 2010 (39 Reports)
(Clearwisdom.net) Today's News from China includes incidents of persecution that took place in 31 cities or counties in 13 provinces. As per this report, 23 practitioners were subjected to mistreatment during their detention, and at least 50 practitioners were illegally arrested.
1. [Chengdu City, Sichuan Province] Elderly Retiree, in Her 70s, Once Again Sent to a Brainwashing Center
Ms. Luo Huishun, a 72-year-old retiree from the Chengdu 5701 Factory in Sichuan Province clarified the truth outdoors the afternoon of August 13, 2010. Factory Security Office head Dong Jinxi and others arrested Ms. Luo and sent her to the Wuhou District Brainwashing Center in Chengdu City.
Ms. Luo has been to Beijing twice to appeal for justice for Falun Gong and was illegally detained twice. She was sentenced to two years of forced labor in March 2001. Instead of being sent to a labor camp Ms. Luo was held at the former Wuhou District Court at Majiasi. The guards beat her brutally, bruising her entire body. Ms. Luo staged a hunger strike in protest and was brutally force-fed.
Chengdu 5701 Factory Party secretary Tang Xingyuan and others sent Ms. Luo to the Xinjin Brainwashing Center in Chengdu City in early 2003 where she was severely beaten. Dong Jinxi and others sent her to court at Majiasi on November 15, 2003. Ms. Luo was released in 2004.
2. [Jilin City, Jilin Province] Ms. Liu Hongxia Arrested
Two police officers exited a vehicle next to Ms. Liu Hongxia, who was waiting for bus on Linyin Road at noon on August 17, 2010. They pushed her in the car. Ms. Liu is now at the brainwashing center inside Shahezi Township's Senior Center in the Chuanying District.
3. [Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province] Mr. Li Guogang Arrested
When Mr. Li Guogang was on his way home after work on the morning of August 17 a police car stopped next to him. The police arrested him and are holding him at the Linghai Domestic Security Division.
Dai Zhong, Linghai City Police Department head: 86-416-8191001, 86-13904166628
Zhou Bao, deputy head: 86-416-8191007 (Office), 86-416-8133355 (Home), 86-13841673888 (Cell)
Ma Ben, domestic security division head: 86-416-8191070
4. [Baoding City, Hebei Province] Update Regarding the Arrest of Ms. An Shuxiang and Several Other Practitioners
The following practitioners have been arrested as of 9 a.m. on August 17, 2010: Ms. An Shuxiang, Ms. Gao Yuhui, Mr. Song Zhicun, Ms. Jun Xia, Mr. Jin Liang, Ms. Li Ronghui, and Mr. Zhao Chunpeng's three daughters.
Chengguan Police Station: 86-312-4262503
Public Security Division of the police department: 86-312-4287507
5. [Zhuozhou City, Hebei Province] Ms. Du Guangqin Arrested
Ms. Du Guangqin went to a market in Dawu Village on the morning of August 17. Two plainclothes police officers arrested her. Ms. Du is currently detained at the Zhuozhou Police Department
Fu Chuanwei, a police officer: 86-13722437685
6. [Wanyuan City, Sichuan Province] Mr. Liao Qizhong Once Again Sent to Dazhou Brainwashing Center
On August 10, 2010, Wanyuan 610 Office officials, along with officials from the Ankang Railway Bureau, once again sent Mr. Liao Qizhong to the Dazhou Brainwashing Center.
Agents from the Wanyuan 610 Office and from the Domestic Security Division previously arrested and detained Mr. Liao Qizhong several times. They once sent him to the Dazhou Brainwashing Center. 610 Office agent Zhao Chenghua and Domestic Security Division officer Ye Xudong sentenced Mr. Liao to one year of forced labor in October 2009. They sent him to Xinhua Forced Labor Camp where officials refused to accept Mr. Liao due to his high blood pressure. The police had to send him back home.
7. [Chengkou County, Yunnan Province] Practitioners Ms. Zhu Huiqiong, Ms. Zhu Huijie, and Ms. Wang Dingxiu Arrested
When the sisters of Ms. Zhu Huiqiong and Ms. Zhu Huijie were watching a video in Ms. Zhu Huiqiong's home one day in May 2010, Chengkou 610 Office agents arrived. They confiscated Dafa books, arrested the sisters and held them at the Chengkou Detention Center. They planned to extort money from the practitioners' families, but the families were too poor to pay. Officials thus sentenced them to labor camp, one with a term of two years, and the other with a term of one and a half years. The persecutors then sent the sisters to a labor camp in another city.
While practitioner Ms. Wang Dingxiu clarified the truth to a student on July 10, 2010, the student reported her to the police. 610 Office agents went to her home, confiscated personal belongings and arrested her. The agents first held Ms. Wang at the Chengkou Detention Center and then transferred her to another city on July 17.
8. [Etuoke Banner, Inner Mongolia] Court Hearing for Practitioners; Family Members of Defendant Arrested
Alihe Court in Etuoke Banner, Inner Mogolia held a hearing for the the following practitioners on the morning of August 2, 2010: Ms. Sun Lifeng, Ms. Li Fengfei, Ms. Liu Chunxun, and Ms. Chen Li. Ms. Sun Lifeng was in poor health at the time of the hearing.
Two attorneys entered a not-guilty plea for Ms. Li Fengfei. The judges were not happy with that. After a very brief review of other practitioners' cases, the judges declared the hearing ended.
Dayangshu Police Department officials sent plainclothes agents to follow Ms. Li Fengxia, who had hired an attorney for her sister Ms. Li Fengfei. After arresting Ms. Li Fengxia on August 5 at a school office where she works, officials also arrested her college student daughter and her aunt. The officials also took a computer from the school.
Jin Sifan, Zhongyang Police Station in Dayangshu: 86-13384705556
Liang Yue, Zhongyang Police Station: 86-13947051122
9. [Shiyan City, Hubei Province] Mr. Wang Jianbin Once Again Arrested
Mr. Wang Jianbin, 35 years old, is an engineer at the Second Automobile Design Institute, Shiyan City. Agents from the Shiyan Domestic Security Division arrested Mr. Wang, who was then working in Qinghai Province, in June 2010 and sent him to Hubei Judicial Brainwashing Center.
Mr. Wang was once sentenced to seven and a half years of imprisonment. He was released at the beginning of this year and is now detained again.
Shiyan City Police Department: 86-719-8666300-2108
610 Office: 86-719-8665837,86-719-8111214
Domestic Security Division of Shiyan City Police Department: 86-719-8666-300, ext. 2122, 2111
10. [Huinan County, Jilin Province] Mr. Cui Hongjun Arrested and Released
Agents from the Yangzishao Township Police Station in Huinan County arrested Mr. Cui Hongjun around August 1. They sent him to the Changchun Brainwashing Center, where his illnesses prevented him from being accepted. Agents then sent Mr. Cui to a facility in Jilin City and he was rejected again. They finally had no choice but to release him.
11. [Baoding City, Hebei Province] Ms. Ma Lijie and Four Other Practitioners Arrested
The following five practitioners in Mancheng County were arrested the afternoon of August 16: Ms. Ma Lijie, Mr. Shi Zongxi, Ms. Wu Yanying, Ms. Zhao Hongchuan, and Mr. Li Jinbao.
12. [Zhaodong City, Heilongjiang Province] Update Regarding Mistreatment of Mr. Li Guojun and Other Practitioners in the Hulan Prison
Mr. Li Guojun is a Falun Gong practitioner in Chunguang Village, Zhaodong City who is currently incarcerated at the Hulan Prison, Section 12 - Subsection 2. Several of his relatives went to visit him on August 5. The guards first asked if his relatives if they were practitioners and said that practitioners were not allowed to visit. When the relatives did see their loved one, Mr. Li Guojun seemed thin and dark-colored. He had eaten rotten, sour steamed buns for more than two weeks.
Mr. Zhou Wensheng, a practitioner from Yushu Village, is currently in Section 3. He refused to do forced labor and insisted on doing the Falun Gong exercises. The guards forbade him to speak, meet family visitors, or call home.
Mr. Gu Yunpeng is also still held and being mistreated in the Hulan Prison.
Hulan Prison, Section 12: 86-451-57307512
Deputy director of Hulan Prison: 86-451-57304313
13. [Tieli City, Heilongjiang Province] Mr. Wang Jidan Arrested
Police officials arrested practitioner Mr. Wang Jidan on July 28 and also confiscated two laptop computers and two printers.
14. [Chongqing] Mistreatment of Ms. Ma Yuxian and Ms. Shen Hongmei in the Chongqing Women's Forced Labor Camp
Ms. Ma Yuxian and Ms. Shen Hongmei have been in the Chongqing City Women's Forced Labor Camp since December 2009. The guards tortured them by forcing them to stand outdoors all day, from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight. Inmates took turns to monitor and humiliate the practitioners.
Gan, labor camp director: 86-23-67549101
Liu Ling, deputy director: 86-23-67549105
15. [Hechuan District, Chongqing] Ms. Zhang Zhifen Arrested and Taken to a Brainwashing Center Again
Ms. Zhang Zhifen from the Hechuan District was incarcerated in the Chongqing Women's Forced Labor Camp. Her detention period expired in April 2010. Soon after, she was again arrested and taken to a brainwashing center.
16. [Nongan City, Jilin Province] Mr. Geng Shuhua Grossly Abused and Mistreated in the Heizuizi Forced Labor Camp
Debiao Police Station officers arrested Ms. Geng Shuhua, 52 years old, while she talked to people about Falun Gong. The policemen later broke in and ransacked her home. They sent Ms. Geng to a detention center and then transferred her to the Heizuizi Forced Labor Camp where she was subjected to persecution and gross abuse and mistreatment.
Guard Li Ying from the No.1 Division forced Ms. Geng Shuhua to take unknown drugs and threatened her. Yan Lifeng ordered Wei Dan to shock Ms. Geng's body with electric prods. In addition, Wei Dan played videos that slander Falun Gong at a regular time every day and barraged her with propaganda. The brainwashing attempts had a traumatizing mental effect on Ms. Geng.
17. [Baoding City, Hebei Province] Three Practitioners Including Ms. Zhang Shilin Arrested
Ms. Zhang Shilin, Ms. Zhang Lingfen and another female practitioner from Xigounan Village, Quyang County were arrested around 6 a.m. on August 16, 2010.
18. [Mancheng County, Hebei Province] A Number of Practitioners from Mancheng County Arrested
Police from Mancheng County conducted a large-scale arrest sweep on the afternoon of August 16, 2010. A number of practitioners were placed under arrest, including Ms. Yin Fenglan, Ms. Tian Zhixian and Ms. Liu Laner from Dakanxia Village, Bailong Township, and Ms. Li Huan from Mancheng County. Debiao Police Station head captain Ma Zhanying arrested Ms. Shi Chunlai from Yaozhuang Township.
19. [Wuhai City, Inner Mongolia] Mr. Song Xuecheng Detained
Officials from the Bowan District Domestic Security Division led more than 20 policemen to break into Mr. Song Xuecheng's home on the afternoon of June 27, 2010. They unlawfully arrested Mr. Song and his wife as well as their non-practitioner son. In addition, the police confiscated many of their personal belongings including a desktop, a disc-burning machine, cell phones and all their savings. Mr. Song Xuecheng's employer subsequently fired him. His wife and son have been released, but Mr. Song is still held in Wuhai City Detention Center.
20. [Dingxing County, Hebei Province] Ms. Liang Yanxia Grossly Abused and Mistreated in the Shijiazhuang Women's Forced Labor Camp
Ms. Liang Yanxia from Pinggang Village, Gaoli Township, Dingxing County was arrested by officials from Yi County. She is now in the Shijiazhuang Women's Forced Labor Camp. Gross abuse and mistreatment and lack of food have caused Ms. Liang to become emaciated. She seems to have symptoms of pulmonary illnesses.
21. [Luzhou City, Sichuan Province] Three Practitioners Arrested; Their Whereabouts Are Unknown
Unidentified people broke into two practitioners' homes around 7 a.m. on August 12, 2010, and illegally arrested Ms. Liu Kequn and Ms. Fei Guofen from Lantian Town.
Ms. Ma Dequn was arrested at the Shizilu Bus Station, Yanqiao Village that same day. The three practitioners' whereabouts are currently unknown.
22. [Mancheng County, Hebei Province] Ms. Ma Lijuan Arrested
Ms. Ma Lijuan, 41 years old, is from Chengdong Village. Three policemen broke into her home and arrested her on the afternoon of August 16, 2010 and later ransacked her home.
23. [Hebi City, Henan Province] Three Elderly Practitioners Arrested
Officials from the 610 Office in the Xin District, Hebi City illegally arrested three elder practitioners on August 6, 2010. They are now at the local detention center.
Political and Judiciary Committee in Hebei City: 86-392-3316091, 86-392-3316360
24. [Beijing] Ms. Li Xiuling Sentenced to Three and a Half Years' Imprisonment
Ms. Li Xiuling, 69 years old, was arrested in May 2009.
25. [Guanghan City, Sichuan Province] Officials from Brainwashing Centers in Jinyu Town, and Baota Village, Xing Township Arrested Dozens of Practitioners
26. [Tangshan City, Hebei Province] Ms. Ma Lili Arrested
Ms. Ma Lili from the Lunan District was arrested while clarifying the facts about Falun Gong on August 16, 2010. She is probably held in a detention center.
27. [Siping City, Jilin Province] Mr. Xu Guodong Arrested, Sent to Shandong Brainwashing Center
Officials from the 610 Office arrested Mr. Xu on the morning of August 17, 2010 and sent him to the Shandong Brainwashing Center
28. [Xiangfan City, Hubei Province] Additional Information Regarding Illegal Detention of Mr. Cheng Xiaobao and Ms. Wang Zhengju
Mr. Cheng Xiaobao and Ms. Wang Zhengju were arrested on the evening of August 11, 2010. Officials from the Qinghe Police Station participated. Police officer Xu Tao handcuffed Mr. Cheng to a chair and held him for 15 days; Ms. Wang Zhengju was detained for 10 days.
Seven officers from the Zhongyuan Police Station went to Mr. Cheng's home on the morning July 20, 2010, but no one was at home. The police left.
29. [Bin County, Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Yao Jinxian and Ms. Shi Shumei Still Held in the Bin County No. 2 Detention Center
30. [Haikou City, Hainan Province] Mr. Zhu Baoben Arrested
Mr. Zhu Baoben is in his 70s and lives in Haidian Island. About ten days ago officials from the Domestic Security Division at the Meilan District Police Department and the Hongdao Police Station broke into Mr. Zhu's home at around 2 a.m. Saying they came from the Department of State Security, the police forcibly arrested Mr. Zhu.
Meilan District Police Department: 86-898-653981110
A policeman surnamed Su: 86-13907557350
31. [Mancheng County, Hebei Province] Eight Practitioners Arrested
Eight practitioners from Mancheng County have been arrested, including Ms. Ma Lijie, Ms. Wu Xiuying, Ms. Li Huan, and Mr. Yan Xinpu; one practitioner is from Liangyu Village and three practitioners are from Dakanxia Village.
32. [Gongzhuling City, Jilin Province] A Number of Practitioners Including Ms. Li Jiamin Arrested
Officials from the 610 Office and from the Domestic Security Division arrested a number of practitioners on August 16, 2010. Four police officers arrested Ms. Li Jiamin at a food market. Mr. Liu Xuezheng, Mr. Liu Jinguo and Ms. Zhang Shuhua were arrested and taken to brainwashing centers.
33. [Guanghan City, Sichuan Province] Mr. Hou Guangtao, In His 70s, Arrested and Taken to the Hexing Brainwashing Center
Mr. Hou Guangtao is in his 70s and lives in Xinglong Town. On the afternoon of August 5, 2010, Ye Zhang and other officers from Xinglong Police Station broke into Mr. Hou's home on the afternoon of August 5, 2010. They arrested him and took him to the Hexing Brainwashing Center.
34. [Liaocheng City, Shandong Province] Ms. Zhang Lanying and Ms. Wang Ping Incarcerated in Forced Labor Camps
35. [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Mr. Xi Xun Arrested and His Whereabouts Unknown
Officials from the local police station arrested Mr. Xi Xun, who is in his 20s, on June 23, 2010, and then ransacked his home. Mr. Xi Xun's whereabouts are currently unknown.
36. [Suining County, Jiangsu Province] Mr. Song Yushu Still Detained and Persecuted in the Xinghua Brainwashing Center
Mr. Song Yushu was subjected to multiple illegal detentions over the course of the persecution. When Mr. Song was taking care of his 2-year-old grandson at home on July 28, 2009, local police officer Hu Jushu and a number of policemen from the Domestic Security Division arrested Mr. Song and sentenced him to one year of forced labor.
While in the Fangqiang Forced Labor Camp in Jiangsu Province, Mr. Song Yushu's blood pressure rose to 220. He was released for medical treatment on February 27, 2010. However, 610 Office agents in Suining County arrested him again and took him to the Xinghua Brainwashing Center on May 7, 2010. Although Mr. Song's blood pressure is over 200 now, the police are still holding him.
37. [Zhijiang City, Hubei Province] Ms. Lin Xuemei Arrested
Ms. Lin Xuemei was arrested while distributing truth-clarifying materials among dormitory buildings in the No. 8148 military region on the afternoon August 14, 2010. The police subsequently ransacked her home. Ms. Lin Xuemei is currently held in the Zhijiang City Detention Center.
Liu Jin, Zhijiang City Detention Center head: 86-13972580899
38. [Ninghe County, Tianjin] Additional Information Regarding the Arrest of Ms. Wang Xiuwen and Ms. Li Chunjuan
Ms. Wang Xiuwen and Ms. Li Chunjuan from Dabeijiangu Town were arrested and taken to the Ninghe County Detention Center.
Dong Yigan, Ninghe County Domestic Security Division head: 86-13920116966
San Ning, Dabeijiangu Town Police Station head in Ninghe County: 86-13821620139
39. [Yaan City, Sichuan Province] Ms. Jiang Honglan Arrested
Group leader Zhang Chengkui went to Ms. Jiang Honglan's home on August 17, 2010, to check whether she was at home, with the excuse of updating the tea planting area. After a while, village cadre foreman Xie Fuquan led five policemen to break into Ms. Jiang's home and they arrested her.
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