(Minghui.org) Today's news from China includes incidents of persecution that took place in 18 cities or counties in 9 provinces. According to this report, at least 21 Falun Gong practitioners were illegally arrested, at least 17 practitioners were illegally detained, 9 were sent to prison, 6 practitioners have either been sentenced or are facing trial, and 4 practitioners' whereabouts are unknown.
Mr. Zhang Yuyi was arrested on his way to work on July 17, 2018.
Ms. Tang Minhe, Ms. Li Shuixiu, and Mr. Deng Qinghui are being held in the Laodaohe Brainwashing Center.
Ms. Chen Zaihua was transferred from the New Inmates Ward of Liaoning Prison to Shenyang Prison in June 2018.
Ms. Chen Hemei from Mayu Town was arrested by officers from the Mayu Police Station on January 9, 2018. She was tried by the Rui'an City Procuratorate on March 21.
Ms. Chen is being held in the Rui'an Detention Center.
Participants in the persecution of Ms. Chen:Ju Haiting (鞠海亭), president, Rui'an City Court: +86-13506658000, +86-577-66802208Wu Rongzhe (吴荣者), deputy president: +86-13705788761, +86-577-65813701Procurator-general office, Procuratorate: +86-577-65831187Deputy procurator-general office: +86-577-65819693, +86-577-65815390Pan Mengjun (潘梦军), case handler: +86-577-65856572, +86-577-65856538
Ms. Deng Huacheng from the Yongchuan District was recently sentenced. She was taken to the Zouma Town Women's Prison on July 5, 2018. No family visits have been allowed.
Ms. Mao Huilan was arrested by officers from the Xingou Town Police Station while she was talking to people about Falun Gong at Wuchang Train Station on July 15, 2018. She was taken to the Wuhan City No. 1 Detention Center.
Participants in the persecution of Ms. Mao:Wuhan City No. 1 Detention Center: +86-27-85395040, +86-27-83899479, +86-27-83899950Yao Weiping (姚卫平), director: +86-13006365985Zhou Youkun (周幼坤), deputy secretary of the Dongxihu Political and Legal Affairs Committee: +86-13908630860, +86-27-83941975Wang Su (汪粟), 610 Office: +86-13886007115, +86-15927273890, +86-27-83895971
Ms. Chen Ziqing was arrested by officers from the Hadawan Police Station and Changyi Police Department on July 3, 2018. She was detained for ten days and returned home on July 13.
Ms. Sun Shiying, her daughter, and her son have been held for 16 months. Their cases were turned over to the Chaoyang District Court.
Participants in the persecution of these practitioners:He Weimin (贺维民), president, Criminal Tribunal, Chaoyang District Court: +86-43188559355Chen Xiaojing (陈晓静), deputy president Criminal Tribunal, Chaoyang District Court: +86-431-88556278, +86-13844197778Zhao Ruoyu (赵若愚), judge: +86-18604450313, +86-17643109072, +86-43188559354
Ms. Hao Mingmei will be tried for a fifth time in the Ranghulu District Court on July 20, 2018.
Participants in the persecution of Ms. Hao:Han Xuedong (韩雪冬), Ranghulu District Procuratorate: +86-18345518106Ding Ning (丁宁): +86-15904596306Liu Xiaochen (刘笑臣), Investigation and Supervision Section: +86-18104592167Bai Jingquan (白景权), president, Ranghulu District Procuratorate: +86-459-5509009, +86-459-5509001, +86-13936708080Shi Hongbin (施洪斌), president, Criminal Tribunal: +86-13359596012Li Chenyong (李晨勇), presiding judge: +86-13359596120, +86-459-5509090 ext. 8302
Mr. Song Baoqing from Boxing County was arrested in his own company's office by officers from the Shandong Province Domestic Security Division on July 15, 2018. His whereabouts are unknown.
Ms. Zheng Quanhua was arrested by officers from the Laixi City Police Department and Shuiji Police Station on the morning of July 17, 2018. Her home was ransacked.
Ms. Zheng is being held in the Pudong Detention Center.
Participants in the persecution of Ms. Zheng:Xu Donghui (徐东辉), head, Laixi 610 Office: +86-18766263567Zhang Fangbao (张方宝), chief, Laixi Police Department: +86-13905423726Li Weikui (李为魁), No. 3 Squadron, Laixi Domestic Security Division: +86-13969606750
Ms. Zhou Mozhen and Ms. Luo Xuemei from Sichuan Province were arrested by officers from the Xingmin Town Police Station, Xishui County, Guizhou Province, for talking to people about Falun Gong in Xingmin on June 14, 2018. Their whereabouts are unknown.
Participants in the persecution of Ms. Zhou and Ms. Luo:Xingmin Police Station: +86-851-22710002Chen Xu (陈旭), president, Xishui County Court: +86-851-22732730Xishui County Procuratorate: +86-851-22732730Xishui County Judicial Bureau: +86-851-22520460
Ms. Wang Yanru and Ms. Zhao Lanchi were to be tried on July 25, 2018.
Ms. Dong Shuyan and Ms. Zhang Yuhua were arrested by plainclothes officers on the morning of July 17, 2018. Their homes were ransacked.
Participants in the persecution of Ms. Dong and Ms. Zhang:Cheng Fei (程飞), sub-division head, Domestic Security Sub-Division: +86-15945312777Gao Jun (高军), political commissar: +86-15846788958Shao Zhiguo (邵志国), sub-division head: +86-13634531526Cui Xiaozhong (崔晓忠), sub-division head: +86-13836380077
Ms. Chu Lianping was arrested by deputy director Jiao and other officers from the Jinmenlu Police Station on June 8, 2018. Her home was ransacked.
Ms. Chu was taken to the Pudong Detention Center.
Three practitioners from Dandong City were arrested for refusing to renounce their belief in Falun Gong.
Ms. Wang Guifang was arrested on November 11, 2016, and tried on December 8, 2017. Ms. Zhang Shujie and Ms. Zhao Hong'e were both arrested on March 21, 2017, and were tried together as soon as Ms. Wang’s hearing ended.
Judge Dong Wen of Zhenxing Court did not inform either of the defendants’ families or their lawyers of the trial dates. He sentenced all three to prison ten days later.
Ms. Wang was sentenced to a four-year prison term, while Ms. Zhang and Ms. Zhao were each sentenced to three and a half years.
The three practitioners appealed, but the local appeals court ruled to uphold the original verdicts without holding a public hearing. They were taken to Shenyang Women's Prison on June 19, 2018, shortly after the ruling was delivered.
Ms. Zhang's family recently filed complaints against both the Zhenxing Court and the appeals court.
Mr. Li Weitao, Mr. Wang Yongsheng, Mr. Guo Shiyou, Mr. Gu Linjie, Mr. Tang Xianhe, and Ms. Luo Li were arrested on July 19, 2017, when they drove to a rural area and hung up banners about Falun Gong. They have been detained for one year, and their cases have been submitted to the Tahe District Court.
Mr. Li went on hunger strike to protest the persecution. He was force-fed and his health is deteriorating.
Mr. Guo cannot take care of himself as a result of torture.
Mr. Fu Guoqi, Mr. Chen Yanming, Ms. Xia Yulan, Mr. Huang Liwu, and Ms. Xi Guoxiu were arrested by Huarong District Police Department officers in Ezhou City, Hubei Province, on July 12, 2016. They were taken to the Ezhou Detention Center.
The five practitioners were all sentenced to prison in November 2017 by the Huarong District Court, Mr. Fu Guoqi to a four-year term, Ms. Xia Yulan to two years and ten months, Mr. Chen Yanming to two and a half years, Mr. Huang Liwu to two years and two months, and Ms. Xi Guoxiu to two years.
All five appealed to the intermediate court, but the Ezhou Detention Center notified their families on June 6, 2018, that the intermediate court had upheld the original verdicts.
Mr. Fu, Mr. Chen, and Mr. Huang were transferred to Fanjiatai Prison, while Ms. Xia was transferred to Hubei Provincial Women’s Prison. Ms. Xi was released on July 12, 2018, after being held for two years.
Ms. Wang Yuhui, Ms. Ma Suyuan, and Ms. Sun Jingzhi were tried in the Suizhong County Court on July 11, 2018. They are being held in the Huludao Detention Center.
Ms. Wang Yuhui was previously arrested on the way to her in-laws’ home on August 15, 2016. She was beaten and force-fed in the Huludao Detention Center. She was released on October 13, 2016, after being held for 58 days. Ms. Wang was arrested again on May 18, 2018.