(Minghui.org) Today's news from China includes incidents of persecution that took place in 24 cities or counties in 15 provinces, where at least 41 practitioners were recently persecuted for their belief.
Seven practitioners were arrested in Ms. Ding’s home on the afternoon of April 12, 2021, when they went there to read Zhuan Falun. Fifteen officers from the Baohe District Police Department, the Wuhu Road Police Station, the Binhu Police Station, and the Changqing Police Station showed up to arrest them. Ms. Wu Zhihua, 59; Aunt Yu, in her 50s; and Ms. Geng Honglan, in her 70s, were taken to the Wuhu Road Police Station and later transferred to the Binhu Police Station. Grandma Guan; Ms. Zhang Daozhi, in her 70s; Grandma Li, in her 70s; and Aunt Fu, 59, were taken to the Changqing Police Station. Grandma Guan, Ms. Geng Honglan, and Ms. Li Shiying have been released.
Ms. Gan Xuemei was arrested in Hongkou Township on August 29, 2020, for talking to people about Falun Gong. She has been detained for more than six months. She was recently informed that she will be tried in the Dujiangyan City Court on April 16, 2021.
Ms. Liu Shujuan from Shijiatuan Village had just returned from a market when three plainclothes officers showed up near her home and pushed her into a car on April 5, 2021. She was handcuffed and taken to the Binhelu Police Station for interrogation. She was forced to take a nucleic acid test and have her blood drawn. Ms. Liu refused to cooperate and was held down by three men and one woman to have the test via her anus.
The next day she was taken to a Chinese medicine hospital for a physical exam, which was also done by force since she refused to cooperate. She was then taken to the Laixi Detention House. She was released on April 13, 2021.
After she was released, she went to the police station to ask for her personal belongings that had been confiscated, including her cell phone, house key, and Dafa books. Her books were not returned.
Mr. Pei Qingzhi and his wife Ms. Wang Yongping were harassed at home by officers from the Angezhuang Police Station in Luannan County on the afternoon of April 12, 2021. They tried to videotape the process but the couple stopped them.
Ms. Xin Xiuju’s husband received a harassing call on March 31, 2021, from Xing Jie from the Fuqianglou Community Office. Xing Jie ordered him to come to the community office to sign the guarantee statement on behalf of his wife. Ms. Xin’s husband refused and said that he was traveling. Xing Jie then called Ms. Xin’s mother-in-law, who also refused to cooperate. Xing Jie asked for the contact information for Ms. Xin’s son and daughter-in-law. Ms. Xin’s mother-in-law refused to comply and said they were busy.
Xing Jie made a harassing call to her husband’s workplace on April 1, 2021. Under pressure, her husband eventually signed the statement on behalf of his wife.
Ms. Wang Guifeng from Xiaxinzhuang Village, Tanfang Town, was arrested by officers from the Qiaoguan Police Station in Changle County on March 5, 2021, for talking about Falun Gong in the Beiyan Town Market. She was detained in the Changyi Detention Center. Ms. Wang was informed on April 13, 2021, that she had been placed under official arrest on April 10, 2021. Her case has been submitted to the Changle County Procuratorate. Ms. Wang is currently detained in the Weifang Detention Center.
Ms. Liu Minglan was arrested on April 14, 2021.
Twelve officers from the Xingang Police Station and the Haizhu District Police Department went to Mr. Zhu Yubiao’s home on April 11, 2021. They ransacked it and confiscated Falun Dafa books and a photo of Falun Dafa's founder. Mr. Zhu was taken to a brainwashing center.
Ms. Deng Fangying was pushed into to a car by several people just after she left home. She was taken to a house in Xilu Street and forced to watch videos slandering Falun Gong. She was pressured to give up her faith.
Ms. Yu Zhenxiang, 86, was also harassed there. When she refused to cooperate, they made a harassing call to her daughter.
Three people from the Shuiguazhuang Community, two from the Xilu Police Station, director Wang from the Xilu Sub-district Office, and six others went to Ms. Chen Bangrong’s home at the beginning of April 2021. They searched and photographed her home. Ms. Chen was taken to the Xilu Sub-district Office and pressured to give up her faith. They ordered her to stop by the office the next day.
Mr. Tian Wenliang lives in Tiaoshi Town in the Banan District. He was recently harassed by the Chongqing City 610 Office. He refused to sign the guarantee statement. Mr. Tian has been harassed many times in the past.
Ms. Ding Ximei and Ms. Wang Chunlan were reported to the police for talking about Falun Gong in the Yancheng Technical School and were arrested by officers from the Yancheng District Police Department. Their homes were ransacked. It is unknown where they are detained. Ms. Ding’s husband is hemiplegic and unable to take care of himself.
Ms. Guo Yujie was harassed at home on the afternoon of April 9, 2021. Director Qiu from the local residential community, local officer Wang, the head of the Domestic Security Division Wang, and four officers from the Chengyang Sub-district broke into Ms. Guo’s home and videotaped the entire process. They asked Ms. Guo if she still practiced Falun Gong and told her not to go out to promote it. They also got the phone number of Ms. Guo’s husband before they left.
Ms. Wei Li was arrested on the afternoon of April 11, 2021, for distributing truth-clarifying materials. Her home was ransacked on the morning of April 12, 2021.
Ms. Su Nan, in her 50s, and her mother Ms. Li Shuqin, in her 70s, were arrested on April 9, 2020. Ms. Su was taken to the Zitong County Detention Center. Her mother was released on bail pending trial.
Ms. Liu Zixuan and Ms. Ye Linlin were tried in the Haidian District Court on February 25, 2021. Their two lawyers defended them. No verdict was announced that day. Both women have been held in the Haidian Detention Center for nearly 21 months.
Ms. Hu Guanxia from Shadui Town was arrested by officers from the Shatui Town Police Station and the Tongcheng County Domestic Security Division on the morning of April 13, 2021. She is detained in the Domestic Security Division.
Practitioners Yang and Tao (first names and genders unknown) from Laiyang Agriculture College were reported to the police for talking about Falun Gong in the train station and were arrested by Railway Police Station officers. Their homes were ransacked. The police confiscated the computer, printer and paper currency with Falun Gong facts printed on them from Yang’s home. Yang was taken to a police station for interrogation. Tao was released around midnight that day and went to the Railway Police Station the next day to ask for the computer they’d confiscated from Tao's home. The computer had been completely wiped out.
Wang Ying (gender unknown) and Ms. Zhang Huifang were reported to the police for talking about Falun Gong on January 19, 2020. Their homes were ransacked on March 30, 2020. They were released on bail pending trial.
They will be tried in the No.5 Court Room in the Nankai District Court at 9 a.m., April 26, 2021.
It was recently learned that Ms. Yan Ying was placed under official arrest in early April 2021.
Ms. Yan's home was raided on February 10, 2021. She was arrested at home on February 21, 2021, and has been detained in the Wuzhong City Detention Center since then.
Ms. Wang Juxiang, 75, was arrested by officers from the Yuhuangge North Street Police Station in the Xingqing District on April 12, 2021, for talking to people about Falun Gong. Her son (a non-practitioner) wanted to bail her out but the police asked for 30,000 yuan. Her family is trying to borrow the money.
The sisters of Ms. Shan Chundi and Ms. Shan Xiadi were taken by force to the Zhenfeng Tower Hotel on the morning of April 13, 2021, where a brainwashing session was held. Mr. Cao Xiongbin, who are arrested on April 9, 2021, was also detained there.
Ms. Jiang Linying from the Baoshan District was arrested at home on February 3, 2021. She was placed under official arrest on March 9, 2021. She is currently detained in the Baoshan District Detention Center.
Ms. Jiang has been taking care of her elderly mother for a long time. Not long after she was arrested, her mother passed away.
Ms. Jiang suddenly developed asthma in the detention center on March 26, 2021. She had fever and coughed a lot on the third day. She was taken to a nearby hospital on April 2, 2021, and diagnosed with pneumonia caused by the asthma. She has been on an IV every day.
Mr. Liu Qingyu and his wife Ms. Zhang Chang were arrested on April 12, 2021. It was learned on April 14 that Mr. Liu was detained in the Dashiqiao Detention Center and Ms. Zhang was admitted to the Yingkou Detention Center.
Ms. Peng Qingqing has been harassed many times by police officers in charge of the People’s Hospital affiliated with the Wuhan University and staff members from the Huanghelou Sub-district Office. They went to Ms. Peng’s home again on April 13, 2021. They asked Ms. Peng if she’d gone out to distribute Falun Gong materials.
Ms. Zhang Chunhe was arrested on the evening of April 10, 2021. She is currently detained in the Zengcheng District Detention Center. Her home was sealed by officers from the Xiyuan Police Station after she was arrested.