Family of Falun Gong Practitioner Gao Zeng Protests His Arrest (Hebei Province)
Name: Gao Zeng (高增)
Age: Over 30
Address: Xipengliu Village, Cheng'an County, Handan City, Hebei Province
Date of Most Recent Arrest: September 2, 2011
Most recent place of detention: Cheng'an County Detention Center(成安县看守所)
City: Cheng'an County
Persecution Suffered: Detention, ransacking of home.
Key Persecutors: Director Yang Hongbin (杨洪彬) from the Industrial District Police Station
(Clearwisdom.net) At about 12:30 p.m. on September 2, Falun Gong practitioner Gao Zeng from Xipengliu Village had just returned home from work when he was taken away by a group of police led by Yang Hongbin, director of the Industrial District Police Station of the Cheng'an County Public Security Bureau. The police returned twice to search his home and confiscate Falun Gong materials.
Later that day, the police went to the homes of other Falun Gong practitioners and arrested a practitioner named Xiaoyun. She was soon released and returned home at around 9 p.m. on the same day.
Gao Zeng and Xiaoyun were both taken to the Industrial District Police Station. Gao's family members went to the police station to demand his release, but the director of the station, Yang Hongbin, refused to see them. Instead, he transferred Gao to a detention center for more torture. Gao's entire family waited outside of the gate of the police station and shouted out Yang's wrongdoings. It caught the attention of many passers-by.
Yang tried twice to force Gao to enter the police van without success. As a last resort, Gao called several police vehicles and fully armed anti-riot police from other agencies to assist. It was about 7 p.m. when the crowd was finally dispersed. They rushed to take Gao to the Cheng'an District Detention Center.
Gao's family members are both worried and outraged. His wife has been ill and is bed-ridden. They have three young children, ranging from infant to seven years of age. Gao is the main wage earner of the family. How is his family going to survive without him? His family has witnessed the death of another young practitioner from a neighboring village who was tortured to death, leaving behind a widow and young children. They are duly concerned.
Yang Hongbin is infamous in Cheng'an for persecuting Falun Gong practitioners. He was promoted in the public security system for his brutality against the practitioners. Because of him, the region has suffered greatly during the persecution. Dozens of people have been arrested, beaten, extorted for money, or even sent to labor camps. Since his promotion to the deputy team leader of the domestic security team, he has stepped up his cruelty. Now that he has been promoted to the director of the Industrial District Police Station, his evil actions are continuing.
Please see the Chinese article for more perpetrators' names and phone numbers.
Cheng'an County Industrial District Police Station
Yang Hongbin, Director, 86-13315080392 (Cell), 86-310-7217033 (Home)