(Minghui.org) Today's news from China includes incidents of persecution that took place in 19 cities or counties in 10 provinces, where at least 48 practitioners were recently persecuted for their belief.
Ms. Liu Mulan, 56, was arrested near her apartment by plainclothes officers waiting there at noon on October 17, 2019. She has since been held at the Wuhan City No. 1 Detention Center. Her meals were intentionally poisoned with unknown medicine. It was recently learned that she was secretly sentenced to four years in prison and fined 4,000 yuan. She has appealed the sentence.
Ms. Xiao Guiqin was sentenced to 18 months in prison at the end of November 2020.
Ms. Xiao was arrested by officers from the Hongmiaozi Police Station and clerks from the village committee on February 15, 2020, for distributing Falun Gong flyers. Her home was ransacked. She was taken to the Chifeng Detention Center, but a physical exam showed she had coronary heart disease. The detention center did not admit her. She was released on bail after being extorted out of 5,000 yuan.
Mr. Cai Zicheng was arrested at home and taken to Siping City, Jilin Province by officers from the Siping City and Tianshui City on September 14, 2019, for talking about the persecution of Falun Gong on WeChat. It has been over a year, and no news has come out about him.
Wei Ru (gender unknown) was arrested by officers from the Shenzhou City Police Department and the Beixicun Township Police Station. Wei’s whereabouts are unknown.
Mr. Shan Furong of Laohekou City was arrested on January 5, 2021, for talking to people about the persecution of Falun Gong. His whereabouts are unknown.
Ms. Cui Huimin was sentenced to three years and eight months by the Nankai District Court.
Zhang Jiguo, Zhang Junfeng, Liang Yaomin, Ji (first name unknown), Wang (first name unknown), Wang Juan, Sui Weili, Mr. Yu Haiyong and his wife, Ms. Wang Xuemei, were arrested together by officers from the Haiyang City Domestic Security Division and related police stations on the afternoon of January 9, 2021. The practitioners’ homes were ransacked. Their Falun Gong books and materials, cell phones, computers, and other items were confiscated.
The male practitioners were taken to Xixia Detention Center on January 11, while the female practitioners were taken to Muping Detention Center. Ms. Wang Xuemei was released on bail.
Ms. Wang Meixiang and Ms. Li Meijuan were deceived into going to the Yunshan Town Police Station on January 18, 2021. They were interrogated and held there until late afternoon. They were released after 5:00 p.m.
Two officers followed them, ransacked their homes, seized Falun Gong books, audio players, and over 100 yuan in cash. Agents from the Pingdu 610 Office went to the Yunshan Town government daily in recent days.
Ms. Liu Tifei and Ms. Jiang Zhaoying were arrested at home by officers from the Yaohai Police Department on January 21, 2021. The two practitioners were reported in November 2019 for talking to a young man about the persecution of Falun Gong and giving him a USB drive with software for breaking through internet censorship. Ms. Liu, 76, was put under house arrest and monitored by officers from the local police station. Ms. Jiang, 68, was detained.
Mr. Sun Jiliang’s family was harassed by Li Hui and other officers from the Shuangqiao Police Station on December 18, 2020. Mr. Sun was not at home. His wife, Ms. Zhang Yanfen, and their son were at home but did not open the door. The officers jumped over the fence and ordered Ms. Zhang to sign a document.
Ms. Li Xiaomei and Ms. Yu Yan’ai were arrested by officers from the Yishui County Domestic Security Division, the Mazhan Police Station, and the Shagou Police Station on January 19, 2021, after someone reported them for talking to people about the persecution of Falun Gong and distributing Falun Gong flyers. Their homes were ransacked. Their whereabouts are unknown.
Wang Xitian (gender unknown) of Laiwu District, Jinan City was arrested by officers from the Boshan District Domestic Security Division, Zibo City, and Laiwu District Police Department on November 11, 2020. Wang was first held at Boshan and then transferred to the Laiwu Detention Center in January 2021. Wang’s son went to visit him but was denied.
Ms. An Chunyun was arrested on April 12, 2019. The Dagang Court held two hearings, sentenced her to ten months in prison and fined her 1,000 yuan in February 2020. She was released on February 12, 2020.
Ms. Lou Yan of Anshan City and Mr. Bai Xuesong of Haicheng City were arrested in the rear building of the Tiexi Civil Affairs Bureau by officers from the Anshan City Domestic Security Division around 11:00 a.m. on January 20, 2021. Mr. Bai was held in the isolation point at Youyan County Detention Center.
His wife was notified that he was taken there by an officer from the Fanrong Police Station on January 22. The officer ordered her to report to the police station on January 23. The police beat Ms. Lou to the point that she couldn’t care for herself. The Youyan Detention Center refused to admit her, and she was taken home.
Practitioner Guo (gender unknown) was harassed at home by officers from the Guanghou Town Police Station on January 21, 2021. The officers also harassed another practitioner, Ms. Guo, at home on the same day. They seized a copy of Zhuan Falun and two drawings for New Year decorations from her home. They took her to the police station and questioned her for the source of the book and drawings. She was taken back home afterwards.
Seven practitioners were reading Zhuan Falun together on September 30, 2020, when they were arrested by officers from the Honggang District Police Department and the Xingshugang Town Police Department. The practitioners were Ms. Yang Jingshuang, Ms. Meng Lingjuan, Ms. Deng Anmei, Ms. Xu Xiangfeng, Wang Rong (gender unknown), Ms. Liu Junying, and Ms. Wang Guijun.
After they were released on bail, the practitioners went to the police departments several times for the return of their confiscated items. They got back their money, but the police held their books, computers, and cell phones.
The officers ordered the practitioners to sign notices of release on bail and intended to move their cases to the procuratorate. When Ms. Liu and Ms Wang refused to sign, the officers claimed their confiscated items would not be returned until they signed the notices.
Ms. Zhou Fenfen was arrested by officers from the Jinkou Police Station on January 21, 2021, when she was talking to people about the persecution of Falun Gong in Jinkou Town. She was taken from the police station to the Case Center, Jiangxia District Police Department, for detention at night. It was later learned that she was detained in the station for 10 days. Her family has not received a detention notice.
Ms. Wang Qiudong was arrested by officers from the Hengshan Police Department and the Lianglukou Police Station, as well as clerks from the community on the morning of January 8, 2021. She was taken to the county traditional Chinese medicine Hospital for a physical exam. Her family took her home in the afternoon.
Officer Han Chenjin called Ms. Li Shuzhen’s husband and ordered him to have her report to Paoya Police Station on January 6, 2021. When the couple went to the police station, Han had officers drive them to the procuratorate.
Han told the couple to go to the police station again on January 13. They waited from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and were told to go home. When Han called again the next day, Ms. Li’s husband no longer cooperated.
Ms. Wang Cuihua, Ms. Cheng Chunying, and Lu Hongqiang (gender unknown) were taken to a brainwashing center in December 2020.
Dong Zhikun (gender unknown) was arrested and detained for five days by officers from the Helong Police Station for distributing Falun Gong flyers. A surveillance camera was installed facing the door of Dong’s home.
Ms. Xu Dongmei, 44, was arrested by officers from the Gongzhutun Police Station on January 20, 2021. She was interrogated and released after 10:00 a.m. the next day.
Ms. Li Guizhi, 52, and Ms. Wang Yanjie, 57, were arrested together in front of Ms. Li’s home by officers from the Xibei Street Police Station on the afternoon of January 20, 2021. They are being held at the Zaohua Detention Center.
Mr. Cao Yang was arrested by officers from the Xinnong Township Police Station on January 20, 2021. He escaped and is wandering about, homeless.
Officers from the Xinmin City Police Department made mass arrests simultaneously at 3:00 p.m. on January 20, 2021. They threatened practitioners and tried to force them to renounce Falun Gong.
The home of Li Meijun, gender unknown, was ransacked by officers from the Yunshan Town Police Station on January 19, 2021. The officers seized two printers, a notebook computer, and Falun Gong books and materials.
The home of Ms. Wang Zhongfang, gender unknown, was ransacked the same morning. Yunshan Police Station deputy director Guo Lixiao and officers confiscated her printer, notebook computer, Falun Gong materials, ink, paper, and other items. The officers tore down a piece of paper with the Chinese character for “good fortune” from the wall. The home of Ms. Wang’s son was also ransacked, and many personal items were confiscated.