Recent Sweep in Sichuan Province Sees 14 Falun Gong Practitioners Arrested
(Minghui.org) On July 6, 2012, police from Mianyang City, Sichuan Province randomly arrested many Falun Gong practitioners. Fourteen arrests are confirmed, and it is likely others were also arrested. In addition, police arrested Falun Gong practitioner Tang Min and slandered her publicly.
On the same day, several dozen Falun Gong practitioners were illegally arrested in Dalian, Liaoning Province.
On the afternoon of July 5, several plain-clothed police from Chengxiang Police Station and the Domestic Security Unit arrested Falun Gong practitioner Xiao Guoping who lives on Shunhe Street. Police also illegally searched Xiao’s home. Xiao is currently detained at Mianyang Detention Center.
Around 3 p.m. on July 6, Huayuan Police Station police officers Chou Yichuan, Zheng Tao, and Wu Gang, arrested Mr. Li Shuangquan and his wife, Ms. Liao Fanghui. They also searched the couple's home. Both practitioners are currently detained at Mianyang Detention Center.
Around 3 p.m. on July 6, five officers from Chengbei Police Station and Domestic Security Unit broke into the home of Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Ma Minli (in her 50s) and arrested her and another practitioner from Zitong who happened to be there. The police confiscated such personal items as a computer, printer, Falun Gong books, truth clarifying materials, etc.
On July 6, Falun Gong practitioner, surname Deng, (around 60 years old), a retired teacher was arrested at the family compound of No. 2 Middle School of Mianyang.
On July 6, police from Yongxin Police Station arrested Falun Gong practitioner Sun Renzhi, Wang Yancai, two elderly practitioners surnamed Zhou, and a handicapped elderly person surnamed Tian. Their homes were also illegally searched and ransacked.
Around 3 pm on July 6, Falun Gong practitioner Ma Zisheng (male, 40s) was arrested on the street in Tangxun Township. His home was searched. Police confiscated his computer, printer, Falun Gong books, truth-clarifying materials and CDs, etc. Mr. Ma’s current whereabouts is unknown.
On the afternoon of July 6, Falun Gong practitioner Tang Min (female, 40s) was arrested in Tangxun Township by 30 officers. Her home was searched and ransacked. She was tortured and interrogated. There were blood stains all over her clothes. Ms. Tang is currently detained at Mianyang Detention Center. Moreover, Mianyang Police Department fabricated lies and said on a local television station that Ms. Tang was charged with corruption.
Mianyang City Communist Party secretary Lou Qiang, Mianyang City Mayor Lin Shucheng, Director of Police Department Ren Jianmin, and Domestic Security Unit Zhou Ze are directly responsible for all of these arrests.