(Minghui.org) Today's news from China includes incidents of persecution that took place in 17 cities or counties in 7 provinces, where at least 23 practitioners were recently persecuted for their belief.
Mr. Deng Zhaozhi, in his 70s, from Beijing, was arrested at his hometown in the jurisdiction of Xinxiang City, Henan Province in December 2019. He was taken to the county seat where he was detained.
Mr. Fu Qilong was arrested on January 8, 2020, and is being held in the Weizigou Detention Center for 10 days of detention.
Mr. Li Dongming, Ms. Zheng Suhua, and Ms. Zhao Mulan, from Langzhong City, were arrested by the Langzhong City police on July 5, 2019. They were tried by Nanchong City Court on December 7, 2019, after being held in custody for over six months. Mr. Li was given a one-year prison term, Ms. Zheng a one-year-and-six-month term, and Ms. Zhao a 10-month prison term.
Ms. Zheng and Ms. Zhao are being held in Nanchong City Detention Center. Mr. Li is being held in Langzhong City Detention Center.
Ms. Liu Xiuzhen was arrested by four people from the Gangxi Police Station, Dagang District, Binhai New Area, on the afternoon of January 11, 2020. When her husband tried to stop the four people who arrived in an unmarked car from arresting her, one officer from Gangxi Police Station showed his police ID, and claimed that Ms. Liu was on the online wanted list.
Mr. Yang Qiaobin, in his 50s, from Xixia District, was arrested in late December 2019. He is still being held in custody.
Ms. Wang Xi’ai from Suijiadian Village, Yiwen Town, Yinan County, was arrested on the afternoon of January 5, 2020. She is being held in the Hedong District Detention Center.
Participants in the persecution of Ms. Wang:Liu Weiming (刘伟明), director, Yiwen Police Station: +86-13573951366, +86-539-3230208Gao Xingxian (高兴先), chief, Yinan Police Department: +86-539-3221238, +86-13969980806Zheng Zhijie (郑志杰), deputy chief: +86-13608901119He Fangsheng (贺方胜), head, Domestic Security Division: +86-13305497709
Ms. Wang Peijuan, 63, was arrested by officers from Daiyue District Domestic Security Division and Zhoudian Police Station on the morning of January 6, 2020. The officers confiscated Falun Dafa books and printed materials. Ms. Wang was taken to the Tai’an City Detention Center.
Participants in the persecution of Ms. Wang:Yang Zhaohui (杨昭晖), chief, Daiyue District Police Department: +86-538-8566600, +86-538-8566601, +86-18353897888Wang Daoyu (王道玉), political commissar: +86-538-8566602, +86-18353890666Qiao Pinglu (乔平录), deputy chief: +86-538-8561909, +86-18353890586Liu Zongxiao (刘宗孝), head, Domestic Security Division: +86-538-8566680, +86-13605388628
Mr. Wang Kaishi from Jiangzhuang Town was arrested by officers from the Jiangzhuang Police Station on the afternoon of January 10, 2020. He was held in Gaomi City detention Center.
Participants in the persecution of Mr. Wang:Wei Zhitao (韦志韬), director, Jiangzhuang Police Station: +86-18563632930, +86-13506472168Du Pengzhi (杜鹏之), political head: +86-18663622015, +86-13963603030Wang Jianzhang (王建章), deputy director: +86-18563632996, +86-18763660033
Ms. Zhang Yuzhi was arrested by officers from the Xiantao City Domestic Security Division and the Longhua Police Station on the afternoon of January 11, 2020. She is being held in Qianjiang Detention Center.
Ms. Liang Xiangjiao was held in the Dongxihu District No. 1 Detention Center, where she was severely abused. Two of her teeth were knocked out and her mouth was stuffed with garbage.
Participant in the persecution of Ms. Liang:Zhang Wenxuan (张文轩), officer: Qinduankou Police Station: +86-16602798719
Ms. Zhong Shujuan was held in Dabei Women's Prison where she was abused to the point of losing consciousness. She developed lumps in her breasts.
Mr. Tian Baochang from Dadong District was recently given a seven-year-and-six-month prison term and fined 50,000 yuan.
Ms. Liu Yaofeng was arrested and her home was ransacked by officers from the Fengyutan Police Station in late April 2019. She was tried by the Shenhe District Court on December 5, 2019, given a one-year-and-six-month prison term and fined 10,000 yuan. She plans to appeal.
Participants in the persecution of Mr. Tian and Ms. Liu:Zhou Zhiguo (周至国), officer in charge of the case, Fengyutan Police Station: +86-24-22937105, +86-15502413788Yang Wenqing (杨文清), head, Shenhe District Domestic Security Division: +86-24-24842260, +86-24-24850789, +86-24-24844574Li Hong (李红), director, Criminal Tribunal, Shenhe District Court: +86-24-84119701
Ms. Wang Jinfeng and Ms. Bian Chunyan were tried by Taiping District Court on December 20, 2019. Ms. Wang was given a five-year-and-six-month prison term on January 7, 2020, and Ms. Bian a two-year-and-six-month prison term.
Ms. Tang Bin from Guojiatuo Sub-district, Jiangbei District, was sentenced to prison in February 2019. She was transferred in December 2019 to Chongqing Women's Prison, Jiulongpo District, for talking to people about Falun Gong within the prison in Beibei District.
Ms. Sun Jinkui, Ms. Wang Yali, and Ms. Wang Shugui were tried by Mishan City Court on January 9, 2020.
Ms. Ma Yueqin from Linying County was arrested by officers from the Duqu Town Police Station when she distributed desktop calendars which had information about Falun Gong on November 29, 2019. She was held in the Luohe City No. 2 Detention Center.
Participant in the persecution of Ms. Ma:Guo Caixia (郭彩霞): +86-13137963822
Ms. Guo Mingqing was arrested, indicted, and given a one-year-and-six-month prison term during the first trial on June 12, 2019. She has appealed to the Xiangtan City Intermediate Court.
Participants in the persecution of Ms. Guo:Liao Diwen (廖迪文), president, Xiangtan City Intermediate Court: +86-13973231188He Weiping (贺卫平), deputy president: +86-15807323456Zheng Hong (郑红), deputy president: +86-13517324843Cai Tao (蔡涛), deputy department head, No. 2 Criminal Tribunal: +86-13875290618Chen Jianjun (陈建军), vice chief procurator: +86-13807328585, +86-731-58514603