(Minghui.org) Today's news from China includes incidents of persecution that took place in 21 cities or counties in 13 provinces. According to this report, 11 Falun Gong practitioners were subjected to mistreatment during their detention, and at least 31 were illegally arrested.
1. [Yueyang City, Hunan Province] Four Practitioners Held in Prison
2. [Benxi County, Liaoning Province] Three Practitioners Detained
3. [Benxi County, Liaoning Province] Mr. Song Yuegang Faints in Court
4. [Tieling City, Liaoning Province] Mr. Sun Hongbing Arrested
5. [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Ms. Li Fengzhi Detained
6. [Zibo City, Shandong Province] Mr. Yu Shanglin Detained
7. [Weifang City, Shandong Province] Ms. Qin Shujuan Detained
8. [Yantai City, Shandong Province] Mr. Li Xianghong Detained
9. [Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province] Mr. Shi Huatai Arrested
10. [Nantong City, Jiangsu Province] Three Practitioners Arrested
11. [Pingdingshan City, Henan Province] Ms. He Shuqing Arrested
12. [Mishan City, Heilongjiang Province] Six Practitioners Detained
13. [Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region] Mr. Jiang Xuenong Arrested14. [Yi County, Hebei Province] Ms. Wu Guimin’s Husband Files Appeal Against His Wife’s Sentence
15. [Ma'anshan City, Anhui Province] Three Practitioners Sentenced
16. [Wucheng County, Shandong Province] Ms. Dong Fenghong Sentenced
17. [Mudanjiang City, Heilongjiang Province] Mr. Miao Fu Tortured in Prison
18. [Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province] Six Practitioners Sentenced19. [Datong City, Shanxi Province] Ms. Cui Yutao Arrested Again
20. [Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province] Ms. Sun Liping’s Lawyer Forced to Terminate Contract
21. [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] 14 Practitioners Arrested
22. [Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia] Two Practitioners Tried
Mr. Sun Pinghua, Mr. Li Runtian and Mr. Long Bingfeng were arrested on October 11, 2016, for suing Jiang Zemin, the former head of the communist regime, who initiated the persecution of Falun Gong.
After 50 days of detention in the Jinshi Prison, they were transferred to the No. 1 Team, No. 6 Ward in Wangling Prison on November 30.
Mr. Fu Guiyin remains in the Prison Admission Section, Jinshi Prison.
Mr. Xu Chunxue from Mengjia Village, Qinghecheng Town, was held in the Huangshan Detention Center in Xiaoshi Township.
Ms. Yang Yuxiang and Ms. Zhang Fengling were transferred to the city detention center after being held in the Dabailou Detention Center for 15 days.
Mr. Song Yuegang from Xihu District was tried on December 13, 2016. He had been on a hunger strike for 34 days and was very weak. His lawyer asked the court to postpone the hearing, and his request was dismissed in court. The hearing proceeded as scheduled. Mr. Song suddenly collapsed and lost consciousness. The hearing had to be adjourned.
Mr. Sun Hongbing from Changtu County was arrested by Liu Jianxin and Guo Xiaofeng, from the Changtu County Police Department's Domestic Security Division, and officers from the Qijiazi Police Station on December 14, 2016.
Participants in the persecution of Mr. Sun:Liu Jianxin (刘建新), head, Domestic Security Division: +86-24-75822043, +86-15941021988Guo Xiaofeng (郭晓峰), Domestic Security Division: +86-13841018886Shang Yufeng (尚玉峰): +86-24-75822043Liu Dequan (刘德权), director, Qijiazi Police Station: +86-13504103855Lou Yaodong (娄耀东), head, Changtu County 610 Office: +86-24-75822412, +86-13904104921Bai Xuefei (白雪飞), deputy head: +86-24-75822627, +86-13898590055
Ms. Li Fengzhi was held in the Weizigou Detention Center.
Mr. Yu Shanglin from Linzi District was arrested by domestic security officers from the Jixia Police Station on October 8, 2016 for distributing Falun Gong informational calendars on Chuantai Road, Linzi District. He was taken to the Fujia Detention Center.
Participants in the persecution of Mr. Yu:Li Yong (李勇), director, Jixia Police Station: +86-13583335343Yu Bing (于兵), deputy director: +86-13793361166
Ms. Qin Shujuan from Zhucheng City was arrested on the morning of December 9, 2016, for talking to people about Falun Gong. Her home was ransacked. She is held in the Zhucheng City Detention Center.
Mr. Li Xianghong was arrested on December 12, 2016, for talking to people about Falun Gong. He is being held in the Caojiazhuang Detention Center in Laishan District for 15 days of detention.
Participants in the persecution of Mr. Li:Song Baoguo (宋保国), chief, city police department: +86-18660066001, +86-5356896767, +86-15954537777Yi Zulong (衣祖龙), Party deputy secretary, district police department: +86-18660061501, +86-5356891802, +86-13953585859Tian Weigong (田维功), deputy political commissar, district police department: +86-18660066006, +86-5356891827, +86-13853502177
Mr. Shi Huatai, 23, was arrested on October 25, 2016 for distributing Falun Gong materials. His whereabouts are unknown.
Mr. Duanmu Junjie was recently arrested at home by domestic security officers. Ms. Wei Xiaoyun was also arrested by Wu Jun and other officers from the Tianshenggang Police Station for distributing Falun Gong materials. Ms. Cao Shuping was arrested, and her home was ransacked.
Participants in the persecution of the three practitioners:Wu Zhongcan (吴中灿), head, Nantong City 610 Office: +86-13390960009Qin Hongping (秦宏平), Nantong City Police Department: +86-13390962000Lu Zhifeng (陆志风), head, Chongchuan District 610 Office: +86-13306295111Dong Chengbo (董成波), deputy head, Chongchuan District Domestic Security Division: +86-13328099668
Ms. He Shuqing from Ruzhou City was arrested by officers from the Domestic Security Division in mid-November 2016. Her computer was confiscated.
Participants in the persecution of Ms. He:Cheng Jianyang (程建阳), police department's Domestic Security Division: +86-13837550812Zhou Xiaofeng (周晓峰): +86-15136967889
Ms. Wang Yufeng, Ms. Yu Xiuxiang, Mr. Fan Mingsheng, Ms. Guo Xiuhua, Ms. Yang Shuxian, and Ms. Shang Yanhua were reported to the authorities and arrested on December 14, 2016, for talking to people about Falun Gong. Officers from the Taiping Township Police Station carried out the arrest. They were taken to the Mishan City Detention Center that evening by Yu Haiying, head of the Mishan City Domestic Security Division.
Participants in the persecution of the six practitioners:Yu Haiying (玉海颖), head, Mishan City Domestic Security Division: +86-13836516222
Mr. Jiang Xuenong from Ongniud Banner was arrested at the home of Fan, which was being ransacked by police officer Xing Xiaomin on December 12, 2016.
Participants in the persecution of Mr. Jiang:Xing Xiaomin (邢小民), officer: +86-13847662366Liu Caijun (刘彩军): +86-13722163966
Ms. Wu Guimin, 61, was arrested on September 6, 2015 and sentenced to four years in prison on November 4, 2016. Her husband Mr. Liu Zhenjin submitted an appeal to the Baoding City Intermediate Court on December 12, requesting to have her guilty verdict overturned and their confiscated properties returned.
Mr. Liu reiterated the defense lawyers' arguments in support of his wife's constitutional right to practice Falun Gong. He emphasized that his wife had not broken any law, nor caused harm to anyone by practicing her spiritual belief.
Mr. Huang Zhaogui (born on November 3, 1969), Ms. Sun Guangyu (born on October 15, 1963), and Ms. Xiao Yuzhen (born on September 11, 1962) were arrested on April 21, 2016, while distributing truth-clarification materials in Ma'anshan City, Anhui Province. They all were from Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province.
They were tried on November 18, and given jail sentences shortly afterwards, with Mr. Huang receiving 9 months, Ms. Sun 10 months, and Ms. Xiao 1.5 years. Mr. Huang and Ms. Sun were each fined 10,000 yuan and Ms. Xiao was fined 20,000 yuan.
Ms. Dong Fenghong was recently sentenced to 28 months in prison; she was arrested on January 26, 2016.
This is not the first time that Ms. Dong has been targeted for refusing to renounce Falun Gong. She was arrested twice in the past, and her latest arrest left her disabled husband and mentally ill son without their sole caregiver.
Mr. Miao Fu was sentenced to 7 years imprisonment in 2012 for refusing to renounce Falun Gong. It's recently learned that the 45-year-old man was tortured on several occasions while serving time at Mudanjiang Prison.
Guard Zhao Chunqiang once shocked Mr. Miao with high-voltage electric batons. Bi Haibo, a deputy prison head, knocked out several of Mr. Miao's teeth.
Xuanwu District Court tried six practitioners on December 7, 2016, including Ms. Ji Jianxia, Ms. Xiong Guizhen, Ms. Zhang Chaomei, Ms. Pan Hanyu, Ms. Yue Jinlan and Ms. Wang Huilan. The judge hurriedly handed down sentences and did not allow the practitioners to defend themselves.
Ms. Ji was sentenced to 4 years in prison. Ms. Xiong, Ms. Zhang and Ms. Pan were sentenced to 3 years. Ms. Wang was sentenced to 18 months, and Ms. Yue was sentenced to 15 months in prison.
Ms. Cui Yutao was arrested on October 25, 2016, along with five other practitioners. She was released on bail on October 27.
Ms. Cui was arrested again on December 1, 2016, and held in the Datong No. 1 Detention Center. Her arrest has been approved. Her youngest son is just 10 years old and now has no one to take care of him.
Ms. Sun Liping was tried by Xihu District Court on December 1, 2016. One week later, her family learned from her lawyer that the court had reported him to the Xihu District Judicial Bureau for judicial misconduct. The court reported him for defending a Falun Gong practitioner, even though there is no law agains doing so.
Xihu District Judicial Bureau reported the case to Jinan Judicial Bureau of Shandong Province, which has oversight of the lawyer’s law firm. The lawyer received multiple calls from Jinan Judicial Bureau and was forced to terminate the contract with Ms. Sun.
Fourteen Falun Gong practitioners from Liaozhong District were arrested by officers from the Liaozhong District Police Department and the Shenyang Domestic Security Division on December 8, 2016. They were Zhang Chaoguo and his wife, Hou Mingshan and his wife, Sun Huiquan and his wife Tian Hongling, Tian Wei and his wife Li Jun, Sun Hong, Wang Yu, Liu Zhong, Zhao Bin, Zheng Li and Hu Bin.
Mr. Zhang’s wife is not a practitioner. She tried to stop the police from arresting her husband and was arrested.
Wang Yu, Liu Zhong and Tian Hongling have been released. The others are still held.
Harqin Banner Court tried Ms. Wang Xiufang and Ms. Li Cuilan from Wujia Town, Yuanbaoshan on the afternoon of October 18, 2016. Ms. Wang defended herself in court. The two practitioners are still detained.