Mrs. Zhao Guichun from Chifeng Detained and on Hunger Strike for Several Days
Name: Zhao Guichun (赵桂春)
Address: Yuanbaoshan District, Chifeng City(内蒙古赤峰市元宝山区)
Date of Most Recent Arrest: December 7, 2011
Most Recent Place of Detention: Jinshan Detention Center (锦山看守所)
Province: Inner Mongolia
Persecution Suffered: Detention, torture, denied visitation
(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Gong practitioner Mrs. Zhao Guichun has been forced to become homeless and destitute as a result of persecution by the Chinese Communist Party. On the night of December 7, 2011, she was arrested in her hometown in Laoguandi Town, Jianping County, Liaoning Province, by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) police. Liu Zhenting, chief of the Kelaqinqi Domestic Security Division in Chifeng, and other officers took her to the Jinshan Detention Center in Kelaqinqi that night.
Mrs. Zhao's three sisters went to Jinshan and demanded that the authorities release her immediately. Liu Zhenting and other officers turned them down.
On January 6, 2012, Ms. Zhao's family called Liu Zhenting. Liu Zhenting said Mrs. Zhao would be released a few days later. On January 7, 2012, Mrs. Zhao's sister went to Jinshan again and asked to visit her. The detention center again refused to allow a visit. Her family called Liu Zhenting again. Liu Zhenting said, “I have submitted a proposal to detain her for a three-year sentence to be served outside of prison. Why don't you ask others to help handle this right away?” His implication was for them to quickly pay money to get her out. Mrs. Zhao's family inquired about her health again and again. At first, Liu Zhenting did not give clear answers. Due to her family's insistence, he finally said, “Zhao Guichun does not eat. Her health is not good.”
On January 9, 2012, from an insider, Mrs. Zhao's family verified that she had been on a protest hunger strike for a long time and her current condition was worrying. The guards have all along created a lot of difficulty for her family and have not allow them to visit her. Recently, the guards called Mrs. Zhao's oldest sister in Liaoning Province, asking her to persuade Mrs. Zhao to eat. It was the first time that a guard called Mrs. Zhao's family, which indicates that her situation is grave. After learning of Mrs. Zhao's situation, her family became distraught.
Relevant telephone numbers:
Liu Zhenting: +86-13947669710(Cell)
Wang Huilong: +86-13947669797(Cell)
“Ms. Zhao Guichun on Hunger Strike to Protest Illegal Detention”
Chinese version available at http://minghui.ca/mh/articles/2011/12/30/内蒙古赤峰市赵桂春绝食抗议非法关押-251196.html
“Police in Chifeng Threaten to Sentence Ms. Zhao Guichun to
Forced Labor Camp or Prison”
Chinese version available at http://minghui.ca/mh/articles/2011/12/23/赤峰恶警扬言对赵桂春非法劳教或判刑-250934.html