(Minghui.org) Today's news from China includes incidents of persecution that took place in 20 cities or counties in 10 provinces, where at least 42 practitioners were recently persecuted for their belief.

1. [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Zhang Shaowen Harassed
2. [Luzhou City, Sichuan Province] Four Practitioners Face Trial
3. [Suining City, Sichuan Province] Mr. Xiao Kunquan’s Home Ransacked
4. [Bozhou City, Anhui Province] Ms. Zhang Jieqin and Family Harassed
5. [Qingyun County, Shandong Province] Ms. Guan Fenglan Held in Detention Center
6. [Rizhao City, Shandong Province] Ms. Zhang Shouchun Held in Detention Center
7. [Gaomi City, Shandong Province] Ms. Xu Xiaolan Held in Detention Center
8. [Liaocheng City, Shandong Province] Several Practitioners Arrested
9. [Liaocheng City, Shandong Province] Four Practitioners Arrested
10. [Dingxing County, Hebei Province] Mr. Wang Defu Taken to Prison
11. [Zhuozhou City, Hebei Province] Ms. Ma Fengxia Harassed
12. [Cangzhou City, Hebei Province] Ms. Liang Guoyu Arrested
13. [Xinji City, Hebei Province] Three Practitioners’ Prison Terms to End
14. [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Ms. Xiang Changqing and Ms. Zheng Xinlian Arrested
15. [Xiangyang City, Hubei Province] Ms. Song Yuzhen Taken Into Custody
16. [Linxia City, Gansu Province] Ms. He Shufang Repeatedly Harassed
17. [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Three Practitioners Face Trial
18. [Chaoyang City, Liaoning Province] Mr. Jia Chunfeng Taken Into Custody
19. [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Mr. Song Yucen Appeals
20. [Shenmu City, Shaanxi Province] Four Practitioners Released on Bail
21. [Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Jin Hualian and Ms. Zhang Lijuan Harassed

1. [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Zhang Shaowen Harassed

Five people, including one who claimed to be from the Changchun City Political and Legal Affairs Committee, two from the Wantong Community, and one wearing a police uniform, knocked on the door of Zhang Shaowen (gender unknown) in late January 2021.

They asked who Zhang was and whether Zhang still practiced Falun Gong. The person from the Political and Legal Affairs Committee pressured Zhang to write a guarantee statements document renouncing Falun Gong. Zhang refused, and spoke at length with them. These people said they would return later, and left.

Three days later, three people came looking for Zhang, who was not at home. Before they left, they said that Zhang would have to go to the community office the following day.

2. [Luzhou City, Sichuan Province] Four Practitioners Face Trial

The Hejiang County Court has changed the hearing date twice, and the trials of Ms. Li Shifang, Ms. Dai Qunying, Ms. Jian Hongmei, and Mr. Liu Kaisheng were rescheduled to take place in the No. 3 Courtroom on April 2, 2021.

3. [Suining City, Sichuan Province] Mr. Xiao Kunquan’s Home Ransacked

Mr. Xiao Kunquan’s home was ransacked on the morning of March 22, 2021. Mr. Xiao was not at home.

4. [Bozhou City, Anhui Province] Ms. Zhang Jieqin and Family Harassed

Starting from August 2, 2020, officers from the Shuangqiao Police Station, Lixin County, have harassed 65-year-old Ms. Zhang Jieqin for five months.

Four plainclothes officers from the Chengguan Police Station went to Ms. Zhang’s home on September 2 without showing any IDs, and asked her if she still practiced Falun Gong.

Four officers, including director Wei Hekun from the Chengguan Police Station, went to Ms. Zhang’s home on September 15, and did not show IDs or badges. They called in two female assistants to help transform Ms. Zhang. The two assistants spent two days in her home. These people threatened to arrest and sentence her to prison if she did not “transform.”

Ms. Zhang did not cooperate or argue. She later left home. A few days later when they failed to locate her, the police called her son and daughter to pressure them. They threatened to confiscate Ms. Zhang’s house. They gave them three days to find their mother. If they did not find Ms. Zhang, they told her son and daughter-in-law that they would be suspended from their jobs.

Ms. Zhang had no choice but to return home. For the following two hours the police tried to “transform” her, but to no avail.

On October 8, four people from the Chengguan Police Station and the community took Ms. Zhang to the Bozhou Brainwashing Center for seven days. They did not let her go home until she got sick. They came back in late October to force her to write the “four statements.” Ms. Zhang did not cooperate and clarified the truth to them. A few days later, they came twice and demanded that she write the four statements, but she refused.

On the afternoon of December 13, Su Chao from the Party School and Zhang Lei from the community came to find Ms. Zhang again and persuaded her to give up her belief in Falun Dafa. They came at 4:00 p.m. and left at 5:00 p.m. every day through December 18.

When Ms. Zhang returned home on December 27, her daughter, son, and daughter-in-law said that they had gone crazy looking for her. They had been suspended from their jobs and could not make a living.

Her children frantically cursed and coerced their mother to write the guarantee statements so that they could resume their jobs. Her son wrote the “four statements” and forced her to sign. They were allowed to go back to work immediately after Ms. Zhang signed the statements.

5. [Qingyun County, Shandong Province] Ms. Guan Fenglan Held in Detention Center

Ms. Guan Fenglan is from Cuijia Village, Qingyun Town. The police claimed they were inspecting for infectious diseases to have her come to the Dongxindian Township Police Station on March 17, 2021. When she got there she was arrested and taken to the Dezhou City Detention Center.

Around Chinese New Year’s Day (February 12), Dongxindian Police Station officers and township government staff members took turns harassing her seven or eight times at her home in order to “transform” her. Ms. Guan refused to give up her belief.

6. [Rizhao City, Shandong Province] Ms. Zhang Shouchun Held in Detention Center

Ms. Zhang Shouchun, about 70, was reported to the police when she was distributing Falun Gong materials in a residential community in Chaohe Town, Wulian County, around March 20, 2021. She was arrested and her home was ransacked. She is being held in the Wulian County Detention Center.

7. [Gaomi City, Shandong Province] Ms. Xu Xiaolan Held in Detention Center

According to her family, on March 16, 2021 the Gaomi Procuratorate told Ms. Xu Xiaolan to come to the Procuratorate to sign paperwork. On March 19, the Kangzhuang Police Station asked her to come there, as something had come up. Her family told her not to go. She still went to the police station and was arrested. She is now being held in the Changyi Detention Center.

8. [Liaocheng City, Shandong Province] Several Practitioners Arrested

Ms. Xu Shaoxia, 69, was arrested at Ms. Hua Liqin’s home on October 16, 2020.

The Gulou Police Station in Dongchangfu District summoned Mr. Zhang Liang and Ms. Xu to the police station and pressured them to sign and fingerprint paperwork on March 22, 2021. The police also told them to leave their cell phones on around the clock and to come to the police station whenever they were told to. The officers said that these cases would be turned over to the Procuratorate, and that Hua Liqin (gender unknown), Chen Jun (gender unknown), Ms. Li Guihua, Ms. Guo Xiuping, and Ms. Sun Xiu’e would be sentenced between April and May.

9. [Liaocheng City, Shandong Province] Four Practitioners Arrested

Officers from the 610 Office of Gaotang County Police Department and the Yuqiuhu Police Station arrested several practitioners on March 15, 2021.

Ms. Jin Guizhi, about 78, from Houguo Village in the Yuqiuhu area, was arrested at home at around 11:30 a.m. by police officers who jumped over the wall to break into her home. The officers confiscated Falun Dafa books, photos of the founder of Falun Gong, a computer, printed materials, and USB drives.

The officers attempted to arrest Ms. Wang Hongyan from Maiguantun Village in the Yuqiuhu area, at around 1:30 p.m. She was not at home. At 7:00 p.m., the officers broke the lock on the door and ransacked her home. They confiscated Falun Dafa books, a computer, and over 10,000 yuan in cash.

The officers arrested practitioners Cui Guixi, about 76 (gender unknown), and Ms. Lin Zhenying, about 60, in Maiguantun Village on March 15. An elderly female practitioner from Xulou Village was also arrested. The officers confiscated 1,200 yuan in cash among other personal belongings from Cui. The officers ransacked Ms. Li’s home at around 11:00 p.m. and confiscated Falun Dafa books and keepsakes.

The four practitioners were released on bail. Officers tried to follow and arrest Ms. Wang. Ms. Wang has become displaced.

10. [Dingxing County, Hebei Province] Mr. Wang Defu Taken to Prison

Mr. Wang Defu from Xijiang Village went to Xiaojinzhuang Village, Liuzhuo Township, to tell people about Falun Gong on March 23, 2021. The village Party secretary grabbed Mr. Wang’s head and banged it against the wall, Mr. Wang’s head was covered with blood. The Party secretary called the 110 Response Unit in Baoding City and Dingxing County, which arrested Mr. Wang.

It was reported that Mr. Wang was taken to a hospital for a nucleic acid test on March 24, then taken directly to prison.

11. [Zhuozhou City, Hebei Province] Ms. Ma Fengxia Harassed

Ms. Ma Fengxia and her youngest daughter from Xiaozhujia Village, Baichigan Township, were harassed at home by village officials on March 24, 2021. These people demanded that the two practitioners sign statements renouncing Falun Gong.

12. [Cangzhou City, Hebei Province] Ms. Liang Guoyu Arrested

Ms. Liang Guoyu from Daniuzhuang Village, Jinniu Town, Qing County, returned home after talking to people about Falun Gong at a farmers market on the morning of October 30, 2020, and was arrested by officers from the Qingzhou Town Police Station. She was taken to the Qing County Detention Center.

While in custody, four psychologists arranged by the county Political and Legal Affairs Committee tried to transform her and make her give up practicing. Officers from the Domestic Security Division threatened to sentence her if she did not give up her practice. Her family feared that she would be sentenced and also forced her to sign statements renouncing Falun Gong. Ms. Liang refused to give in. Twenty days later, she was transferred to the Qing County Brainwashing Session, which had just been set up.

In the brainwashing session, they played videos that slandered Dafa. Two psychologists, a Domestic Security officer, a member of the Jinniu Town Justice Agency, and two others brainwashed her. They assigned her daughter to pick her up in the evening and bring her back to class in the morning.

During that period, officers from the Jinniu Town Police Station, along with the Daniuzhuang Village director of women’s affairs, also broke the locks on Ms. Liang’s home and ransacked the place. They confiscated photos of the founder of Falun Gong, some booklets, and a household registration book, among other personal belongings. Ms. Liang was allowed to go back home five days later.

13. [Xinji City, Hebei Province] Three Practitioners’ Prison Terms to End

Ms. Li Yuemian, Ms. Zheng Yanmei, and Ms. Bian Yanjuan were arrested by officers from the Datun Town Police Station in Shenzhou City on April 12, 2019. They will be released from the Shijiazhuang Women’s Prison on April 11, June 11, and July 11, 2021, respectively.

14. [Wuhan City, Hubei Province] Ms. Xiang Changqing and Ms. Zheng Xinlian Arrested

Ms. Xiang Changqing from Qingshan District was arrested on the road by two police officers on the morning of March 15, 2021.

Ms. Zheng Xinlian from Hongshan District was arrested at home on the afternoon of March 22. She was taken to a brainwashing center.

15. [Xiangyang City, Hubei Province] Ms. Song Yuzhen Taken Into Custody

It was reported that Ms. Song Yuzhen from Renminlu Community was arrested and taken into custody on the afternoon of March 19, 2021.

16. [Linxia City, Gansu Province] Ms. He Shufang Repeatedly Harassed

Ms. He Shufang, 71, has been harassed and intimidated for the past two years. The authorities threatened her and said they would terminate her son’s and daughter’s jobs.

17. [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Three Practitioners Face Trial

Ma Yan (gender unknown), Ms. Fu Lihua, and Yu Deqing (gender unknown) from the Lushunkou District will soon be tried by the Ganjingzi Court and the Lushun Court.

18. [Chaoyang City, Liaoning Province] Mr. Jia Chunfeng Taken Into Custody

Four or five officers from the Nanta Police Department broke into Mr. Jia Chunfeng’s home at around 5:00 p.m. on March 22, 2021. They confiscated Falun Dafa books and many personal belongings.

Mr. Jian, his wife, and their child were all arrested. His wife and child were later released. Mr. Jia is being held in custody.

19. [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Mr. Song Yucen Appeals

Mr. Song Yucen’s appeal case was filed in the Shenyang Intermediate Court on March 19, 2021.

20. [Shenmu City, Shaanxi Province] Four Practitioners Released on Bail

Mr. Chen Guangchang, Mr. Gao Xiaoke, Mr. Li Xupeng, and Mr. Wu Xiaojun were released on bail on the evening of March 23, 2021. Mr. Li had been held for 38 days.

The Shenmu City Domestic Security Division turned their cases to the Procuratorate, which did not approve the arrests.

21. [Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Jin Hualian and Ms. Zhang Lijuan Harassed

A man and a woman from the Longgang Residential Committee harassed elderly Ms. Jin Hualian on the afternoon of March 22, 2021, and pressured her to sign guarantee statements. Ms. Jin refused.

A few days ago, two people from the Longnan Residential Committee knocked on the door of Ms. Zhang Lijuan’s home. No one was at home at the time. Ms. Zhang learned about this from her neighbor after she returned home from work. A woman from the Longnan Residential Committee called Ms. Zhang’s younger sister on the morning of March 24 and asked whether Ms. Zhang was in her home. She demanded that Ms. Zhang sign statements renouncing Falun Gong.

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Category: Accounts of Persecution