Over 30 Practitioners from Jinshi City, Hunan Province Arrested and Their Homes Ransacked
(Clearwisdom.net) More than 30 practitioners from Jinshi City in Hunan Province were illegally arrested at around 6:00 a.m. on September 5, 2011. The police ransacked their homes and confiscated many of their personal belongings. Those arrested include: Ms. Liu Qingxiu, Ms. Liu Lianying, Ms. Hu Huiling, Ms. Hu Xiaojun, Ms. Ou Shulan, Mr. Zhou Zeyu, Lu Yuanji, Ms. Gong Dexiu, Ms. Hu Xinyuan, Ms. Hu Huaying, Ms. Hu Yufang, Ren Wending, Mr. Yan Qiguo, Ms. Ding Xuecui, Ms. Gong Junjun, Gong Mingming, Fang Xiaopeng and Guo Zhong. Some practitioners have been transferred to other counties and cities, including Shimen County, Anxiang County and Changde City. Several practitioners, including Ms. Ou Shulan, Fang Xiaopeng and Ms. Ding Xuecui, have managed to escape and returned home.
Ms. Liu Qingxiu’s older sister, who is a not a practitioner, was also taken into custody and tortured. With the help of her family’s strong protest to the authorities, she was released five days later.
When Ms. Liu Qingxiu went on a hunger strike, the police tried to have her transferred to Changde Detention Center. However, the authorities there refused to take her. She was then taken to the Changde First Detention Center.
The head of the Jinshi City Police Department, Zhou Changcai, held a meeting at 4:30 a.m. on September 5 to inform other government agencies of the plan to arrest so many practitioners. Officers from Changde, Jinshi and Hunan Province 610 Office were dispatched to make the arrests.
Those involved in the persecution:
Zhou Changcai, head of Jinshi City Police Department: +86-736-4240381, +86-736-4240331, +86-13907360608
Li Ping, head of Jinshi City 610 Office: +86-13907369865, +86-736-4230758
Shen Yu, head of Hunan Province 610 Office: +86-731-82219065, +86-13908468373
Wan Gexin, head of Changde City 610 Office: +86-736-7786120, +86-13975688883