(Minghui.org) Today's news from China includes incidents of persecution that took place in 32 cities or counties in 13 provinces, where at least 67 practitioners were recently persecuted for their belief.

1. [Guiyang City, Guizhou Province] Ms. Zhou Qin Sentenced to Six Years in Prison
2. [Xinxiang City, Henan Province] Ms. Guo Shengli Sentenced to Three Years in Prison
3. [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Ms. Wang Qiuping’s Appeal Dismissed in Intermediate Court
4. [Qinhuangdao City, Hebei Province] Ms. Li Guibin Transferred to Prison
5. [Ningbo City, Zhejiang Province] Ms. Chen Yubo Detained
6. [Taiyuan City, Shanxi Province] Ms. Wang Zhiyuan Harassed
7. [Tangshan City, Hebei Province] Four Practitioners Arrested
8. [Guanghan City, Sichuan Province] Mr. Deng Mingxiang Harassed
9. [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Ms. He Li Arrested
10. [Laizhou City, Shandong Province] Three Practitioners Arrested
11. [Chengde City, Hebei Province] Four Practitioners Harassed
12. [Zhaoyuan City, Shandong Province] Ms. Wang Shumin Harassed
13. [Tianjin] Ms. Feng Meiru Arrested
14. [Yanbian Prefecture, Jilin Province] Li Jie and Zhang Liangying Arrested
15. [Zibo City, Shandong Province] Li Xianhui Harassed
16. [Zhuozhou City, Hebei Province] Li Xianjin Arrested
17. [Fuyu City, Jilin Province] Rong Wencheng Arrested
18. [Chenzhou City, Hunan Province] Ms. Lei Baoliang Harassed
19. [Changle County, Shandong Province] Four Practitioners Harassed or Arrested
20. [Baoding City, Hebei Province] Mr. Zhang Shujie Harassed
21. [Tangshan City, Hebei Province] Ms. Shan Huanrong and Ms. Meng Xiuxin Arrested
22. [Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Yang Haixia Faces Trial
23. [Luanzhou City, Hebei Province] Four Practitioners Harassed or Arrested
24. [Chongqing] Ms. Zhou Zulan and Ms. Cheng Lifeng Harassed
25. [Tangshan City, Hebei Province] Ms. Zhang Guifang Arrested and Detained
26. [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Ms. Ma Xiujuan Summoned by Procuratorate
27. [Siping City, Jilin Province] Ms. Wang Shuxiang Harassed
28. [Chongqing] Mr. Dai Dakui Arrested
29. [Dongying City, Shandong Province] Seven Practitioners Arrested
30. [Botou City, Hebei Province] Mr. Li Bin Arrested
31. [Suining City, Sichuan Province] Ms. Tan Xiaorong and Ms. Liu Xiaoli Harassed
32. [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Ms. Li Fengzhen and Li Yihua Harassed
33. [Shanghai] Three Practitioners Arrested
34. [Jinchang City, Gansu Province] Five Practitioners Harassed
35. [Laixi City, Shandong Province] Ms. Zhan Yingxiang Harassed
36. [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Ms. Zhang Jian Harassed
37. [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Ms. Liu Shulan Harassed and Arrested
38. [Fushun City, Liaoning Province] 82-year-old Ms. Yu Guilan Tried for Her Faith
39. [Kunming City, Yunnan Province] Ms. Duan Xuying Sentenced to Four Years

1. [Guiyang City, Guizhou Province] Ms. Zhou Qin Sentenced to Six Years in Prison

Ms. Zhou Qin’s family was informed that Ms. Zhou Qin was sentenced to six years in prison on April 19, 2021. Ms. Zhou is currently detained in the No.1 Prison of Guiyang City. The family is not allowed to visit Ms. Zhou because of the pandemic.

2. [Xinxiang City, Henan Province] Ms. Guo Shengli Sentenced to Three Years in Prison

Ms. Guo Shengli, 69, was arrested by officers from the Hongmen Police Station on October 15, 2019. Her home was ransacked. Police confiscated her Dafa books, the photo of Falun Gong's founder, USBs, media player, truth-clarifying materials, cash, and other things. Ms. Guo was detained in the Xinxiang Detention Center for 15 days and was released on bail pending trial.

Ms. Guo received a subpoena from the Weihui City Procuratorate on December 22, 2020. She was officially arrested on January 14, 2021, and was detained in the Xinxiang Detention Center.

Ms. Guo was tried in the Weihui City Court on March 9, 2021. She was sentenced to three years in prison and fined 3000 yuan on March 29, 2021. She appealed to the Xinxiang Intermediate Court. However, her appeal was dismissed on May 6, 2021, and the original verdict was upheld.

3. [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Ms. Wang Qiuping’s Appeal Dismissed in Intermediate Court

Ms. Wang Qiuping, 65, was arrested on February 22, 2020, and was sentenced to four years in prison and fined 20,000 yuan on December 29, 2020.

Ms. Wang appealed to the Shenyang Intermediate Court. She was detained in the No.1 Detention Center and did not have a second hearing. However, she received a notice on April 21, 2021, that her appeal was dismissed. Her family received the notice via WeChat on April 23, 2021, that the original verdict was upheld.

4. [Qinhuangdao City, Hebei Province] Ms. Li Guibin Transferred to a Prison

Ms. Li Guibin in her 70s was transferred to the Shijiazhuang Women’s Prison. While she was detained in the Qinhuangdao Detention Center, her son tried to visit her several times. He was not allowed to see her.

5. [Ningbo City, Zhejiang Province] Ms. Chen Yubo Detained

Ms. Chen Yubo was taken to the Ningbo Detention Center by officers from the Haishu District Police Department on May 13, 2021.

6. [Taiyuan City, Shanxi Province] Ms. Wang Zhiyuan Harassed

Ms. Wang Zhiyuan was reported to the police for giving a flyer to a courier and was arrested by officers from the Miaoqian Police Station on March 1, 2020. Her home was ransacked. Her husband was also arrested. The couple was placed under 15-day administration detention, which was not executed. Since then, they have been harassed multiple times.

Ms. Wang Zhiyuan was harassed at home by Liu Bin from the Gulou Police Station on the evening of January 26, 2021. The next day, He Junyi, director of the Gulou Police Station, Liu Bin and local community security personnel came to harass her again.

Seven plainclothes officers from the Gulou Police Station including He Junyi and one person from the local residential community went to Ms. Wang’s home around 6 p.m. on May 13, 2021. They ransacked her home and confiscated her personal belongings including her Falun Gong books, USBs, cash, and other belongings.

7. [Tangshan City, Hebei Province] Four Practitioners Arrested

Mr. Miao Yongli and his wife from the Guye District, as well as Ms. Wu, were arrested on the morning of May 12, 2021. Their homes were ransacked. Ms. Niu's home was raided.

It was learned on May 13, 2021, that Ms. Liu Sujun from Luannan County was arrested and her home was ransacked. Ms. Liu realized she was under surveillance a few days before she was arrested.

8. [Guanghan City, Sichuan Province] Mr. Deng Mingxiang Harassed

Mr. Deng Mingxiang, 80, was harassed at home on the morning of May 13, 2021, when he and his eldest daughter Ms. Zhao Xiantang were eating breakfast. Huang Ye, deputy of the Xiangyang Town Police Station led seven plainclothes officers to his home. They searched his home and confiscated Zhuan Falun, some CDs and letters. They also searched his daughter's bedroom.

9. [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Ms. He Li Arrested

Ms. He Li from Bali Village, Jinzhou District, was arrested at home on May 12, 2021. Four police officers, led by the village security director went to Ms. He Li’s home and ransacked it. Ms. He is currently detained in Jinjiajie.

10. [Laizhou City, Shandong Province] Three Practitioners Arrested

Han Peifang (gender unknown) lives in Bezhuang Village, Tushan Town. Han was arrested at home by officers from the Tushan Town Police Station around 4 a.m. on March 13, 2021, and was released later that day.

Several officers from the Tushan Town Police Station went to Ms. Dong Liyuan’s home on the morning of May 13, 2021. They pressured Ms. Dong to sign the guarantee statement, which she refused. They then forcefully took her to the police car. During the struggle, Ms. Dong lost one slipper. The police confiscated her Dafa books and the photo of Falun Gong's founder from her home.

This same group of officers went to Mr. Pan Yujun’s home. After Mr. Pan refused to give up practicing Falun Gong, they arrested him and ransacked his home.

Now the whereabouts of Ms. Dong Liyuan and Mr. Pan Yujun is unknown.

11. [Chengde City, Hebei Province] Four Practitioners Harassed

Four practitioners including Ms. Chen Yanqiu, Ms. Zuo Lihua, Mr. Zuo Shougang, and Ms. Bai Yu’e, were harassed by officers from the Laoli Police Station and the Fengyingzi Police Station around 9 p.m. on May 11, 2021. The police asked the same questions, wanting to know the practitioners' IDs and phone numbers, and the names and phone numbers of their family members.

12. [Zhaoyuan City, Shandong Province] Ms. Wang Shumin Harassed

Ms. Wang Shumin lives in Northeastern Village, Xinzhuang Town. She was harassed at home by village official Wang Xinling and the two town officials on May 10, 2021. They forced her to go to the village office and pressured her to sign the guarantee statement in front of the camera. They threatened to arrest her and search her home if she refused. Ms. Wang was terrified and did what they asked.

13. [Tianjin] Ms. Feng Meiru Arrested

Ms. Feng Meiru lives in Xiaomoutun Village, Dongmajuan Town, Wuqing District. She was reported to the police for distributing truth-clarifying materials and was arrested on May 10, 2021. Her home was ransacked. She is now detained in the Wuqing Detention Center.

14. [Yanbian Prefecture, Jilin Province] Li Jie and Zhang Liangying Arrested

Li Jie (gender unknown) and Zhang Liangying (gender unknown) from Long Town were arrested when distributing truth-clarifying materials.

15. [Zibo City, Shandong Province] Li Xianhui Harassed

Li Xianhui (gender unknown) from Zhoucun District was harassed at home by two people from the Dongguan Community on May 3, 2021. They pressured Li to sign the guarantee statement, which Li refused.

16. [Zhuozhou City, Hebei Province] Li Xianjin Arrested

Li Xianjin (gender unknown) from Xitan Village was arrested at home by people from the Zhuozhou Political and Legal Affairs Committee on April 18, 2021. Li was detained in the Zhuozhou Detention House for 10 days and was released around April 28, 2021.

17. [Fuyu City, Jilin Province] Rong Wencheng Arrested

Rong Wencheng (gender unknown) from Taolaizhao Town was arrested by officers from the Taolaizhao Police Station on May 13, 2021. The details are unknown.

18. [Chenzhou City, Hunan Province] Ms. Lei Baoliang Harassed

Ms. Lei Baoliang was harassed at home by two officers, led by Chief Chen of the Yanquan Road Police Station, on the morning of May 8, 2021. They confiscated the seal with the words “Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Benevolence-Forbearance is good” and some copies of Minghui Weekly.

19. [Changle County, Shandong Province] Four Practitioners Harassed or Arrested

Police from the Changle County Domestic Security Division harassed four practitioners in Jitai Town including Ms. Li Aihua, Ms. Li Ailing, Ms. Zhang Guimei, and Ms. Sun Yufang around May 7, 2021. Ms. Li Aihua was arrested and detained in the Changle County Detention House for 10 days. The other three practitioners were not in when the police went to their homes.

20. [Baoding City, Hebei Province] Mr. Zhang Shujie Harassed

Mr. Zhang Shujie was harassed at home by officer Qi Hongguang from the Xianfeng Street Police Station on the morning of May 12, 2021. He was told to fill out a form, which he refused.

21. [Tangshan City, Hebei Province] Ms. Shan Huanrong and Ms. Meng Xiuxin Arrested

Ms. Shan Huanrong and Ms. Meng Xiuxin were arrested at home and were taken to the Suiwuzhuang Police Station on May 12, 2021. They were subjected to a 15-day detention which was not executed because of the results of their health examinations. They were released on the evening of May 13, 2021.

22. [Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Yang Haixia Faces Trial

Ms. Yang Haixia will be tried in the Ranghu Road Court on May 19, 2021.

23. [Luanzhou City, Hebei Province] Four Practitioners Harassed or Arrested

Mr. Song Zuoqiang and Ms. Li Guiying from Ciyutuo Village were arrested at home by officers from the Luanzhou Domestic Security Division and the Ciyutuo Town Police Station around 9 a.m., May 12, 2021. Their homes were ransacked.

The same group of people went to harass Ms. Zhao Xiuying and Ms. Liu Chunxia in the same village around 10 or 11 a.m. on May 12, 2021. They asked for details on their cell phones, computers, their transportation, etc.

24. [Chongqing] Ms. Zhou Zulan and Ms. Cheng Lifeng Harassed

Ms. Zhou Zulan lives in Nongyuanhemu Village, Jingguan Town, Beipei District. She was taken to the town government office by village official Wang Xuewen on the morning of May 10, 2021. Ms. Zhou saw Ms. Cheng Lifeng there, who used to practice Falun Gong and is from her village. The two were asked some questions around 4 p.m. and were then released.

25. [Tangshan City, Hebei Province] Ms. Zhang Guifang Arrested and Detained

Ms. Zhang Guifang was arrested and detained at the Wenbei Police Station, Lunan District on the morning of May 12, 2021. She was transferred to the No.1 Detention Center. Her family was not allowed to visit her.

26. [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Ms. Ma Xiujuan Summoned by Procuratorate

Ms. Ma Xiujuan from Shjiazhuang City was arrested by officers from Yuanping City, Shanxi Province in 2021 and was detained for 37 days in the Xinzhou City Detention Center before she was released on bail pending trial. One year later, her case was submitted to the Xinfu District Procuratorate.

Ms. Ma was summoned by the Xinfu District Procuratorate on May 14, 2021. Hou Xuming, the deputy procurator, told Ms. Ma’s family that she had to go to the procuratorate on May 18, 2021. If she did not show up, the police would be called to handle her case. If she signed the document to plead guilty, she would get probation.

27. [Siping City, Jilin Province] Ms. Wang Shuxiang Harassed

Ms. Wang Shuxiang was sentenced to prison for two years. Her pension has been suspended since 2020. Ms. Wang brought a lawsuit in court. Before the trial, Ms. Wang went to the Tiexi District Court, the Social Security Bureau, and the Human Resources Bureau on May 11, 2021, to get the related information but failed.

Around May 7 or 8, 2021, Ms. Wang’s bike was smashed. Someone knocked on her door for about 20 minutes around 10 p.m. on May 13, 2021. Ms. Wang and her family members refused to open the door.

28. [Chongqing] Mr. Dai Dakui Arrested

Mr. Dai Dakui from Yongchuan District was arrested at noon on May 12, 2021. He is currently detained in the Yongchuan Detention Center.

29. [Dongying City, Shandong Province] Seven Practitioners Arrested

Seven practitioners from Lijin County were arrested on April 21, 2021. Ms. Zhao Ms. Li Aifen, and Xiao Bo (gender unknown) were detained in the Dongying Detention House for 15 days and were released on May 4, 2021. After Ms. Li Xiuling fainted in the detention center she was released. Ms. Wang Yanyun, Ren Xiaohong (gender unknown), and Li Haixia (gender unknown) are still detained in the detention center.

30. [Botou City, Hebei Province] Mr. Li Bin Arrested

Mr. Li Bin was arrested at home in Botou City, Hebei Province by four officers from Xinyang City, Henan Province on April 28, 2021. Officer Cui Yanhong from the Railway Police Station in Botou City assisted those officers from Hebei Province to arrest Mr. Li. The police ransacked Mr. Li’s home and confiscated his personal belongings including his Dafa books, the photo of Falun Gong's founder, truth-clarifying materials, a laptop, three media players, and other things. Mr. Li Bin was transferred when his whereabouts were inquired about at the local police department around 4 p.m., that day. He may have been transferred to Xinyang City in Henan Province.

31. [Suining City, Sichuan Province] Ms. Tan Xiaorong and Ms. Liu Xiaoli Harassed

Ms. Tan Xiaorong in Jingui Community received a harassing call on May 7, 2021. A police car stopped near her home twice—once in the morning and once in the afternoon on May 8, 2021. Her door was knocked on twice but Ms. Tan did not open it.

The next day on the morning of May 9, 2021, a police car came again and officers knocked on her door. She did not open it.

Ms. Liu Xiaoli was harassed on the same day and in the same way.

32. [Changchun City, Jilin Province] Ms. Li Fengzhen and Li Yihua Harassed

Ms. Li Fengzhen was harassed at home on the morning of May 14, 2021. Two staff members from the Lanjia Town Government and a security official from the Caijia Brigade came to pressure Ms. Li to sign some papers, which Ms. Li refused. These people then went to harass Li Yihua who also refused to comply with their demands.

33. [Shanghai] Three Practitioners Arrested

Practitioner Lu, an 80 year old teacher, was arrested by a group of officers from Anting Town, Jiading District on May 13, 2021. Lu was released later. Ms. Chen Qinfang's husband was also arrested. He was released after giving the statement in the police station. The situation of the barber Wu Daqiong is unclear.

34. [Jinchang City, Gansu Province] Five Practitioners Harassed

The 610 Offices in the Jinchuan District and Jinchang City, Gansu Province, have actively been carrying out the “Zero-out Campaign” during March and April 2021. If a practitioner signs the three statements the officers are given 3000 yuan.

Elderly practitioners including Ms. Wei Fengling and her husband Mr. Wang Yukang, Ms. Song Ailing, Mr. Wang Wengui, and Mr. Wang Shushen were harassed at home in March or April 2021. They were threatened that their children's jobs and schooling would be adversely affected if the practitioners did not cooperate.

35. [Laixi City, Shandong Province] Ms. Zhan Yingxiang Harassed

Ms. Zhan Yingxiang was harassed at home by two officers from Rizhuang Town. They asked questions such as whether she still practiced Falun Gong, whether she distributed flyers, etc. When Ms. Zhan confirmed that she practiced Falun Gong, they said that it's okay to do it at home. Ms. Zhan realized that they were secretly video or audio recording the conversation. When she confronted them, they adamantly denied it.

36. [Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province] Ms. Zhang Jian Harassed

Ms. Zhang Jian was harassed at home by officer Du from the Jian’an Road Police Station and three staff members from the local residential community in April 2021. They entered her home and started to photograph things with their cell phones. Ms. Zhang stopped them. The officer asked whether she still practiced Falun Gong. When she said yes, the officer tried to take a photo of Ms. Zhang but failed. He threatened that if she didn’t cooperate, they would take her to the police station and photograph her.

These people went to the home of Ms. Zhang’s daughter that night. They threatened to arrest Ms. Zhang if she refused to write the guarantee statement.

37. [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Ms. Liu Shulan Harassed and Arrested

Ms. Liu Shulan, 70, received a harassing call from the head of the community in April 2021 who informed her to go to the sub-district office. The next afternoon, Ms. Liu was called to the sub-district office and was pressured to sign the guarantee statement.

Ms. Liu was arrested at home by officers from the Xinzhaizi Police Station in Ganjingzi District around 3 p.m., May 7, 2021. She was taken to the local police station first and was sent to a detention house the next day.

38. [Fushun City, Liaoning Province] 82-year-old Ms. Yu Guilan Tried for Her Faith

Ms. Yu Guilan, 82, was tried by the Wanghua District Court on April 27, 2021. She stated that it was not illegal to practice Falun Gong.

39. [Kunming City, Yunnan Province] Ms. Duan Xuying Sentenced to Four Years

Ms. Duan Xuying, 69, was sentenced to four years by the Xishan District Court on April 12. She was arrested on June 3, 2020, while buying groceries.

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