(Minghui.org) The police forces in Henan Province have been actively filtering online information about Falun Gong since 2019. This has resulted in the arrests of several out-of-province Falun Gong practitioners, after the Henan police found the practitioners spreading information online to raise awareness about the Chinese Communist Party's persecution of their faith.

Ms. Sun Lijuan and her husband Mr. Zhang Baoguo, of Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province, were arrested at home by the Jinzhou police on April 25, 2021. The police confiscated their cellphone, Falun Gong books and photo of Falun Gong’s founder. Both of them were taken to the Jinzhou City Detention Center after their arrests.

It’s reported that the police in Jiaozuo City, Henan Province discovered the couple's posting information about Falun Gong on the popular social media platform WeChat and reported them to the police in Jinzhou, which is almost 1,000 miles away from Jiaozuo. 

When Ms. Sun’s family went to the Juyuan Police Station in Jinzhou on April 27 upon hearing about their arrests, they saw several officers from Jiaozuo, who claimed that they were investigating the couple’s case and they would take Ms. Sun to Jiaozuo two days later. 

The couple’s family quickly hired a lawyer for them. When the lawyer went to the detention center to visit Ms. Sun on the afternoon of April 28, she had already been taken away by the Jiaozuo police. Mr. Zhang remains at the Jinzhou City Detention Center at the time of writing. 

Also on April 28, four officers of Huang County, Anyang City, Henan Province, travelled 250 miles to Botou City in Hebei Province and arrested Mr. Li Bin. The Huang County police confiscated Mr. Li’s Falun Gong books, informational materials, photo of Falun Gong’s founder, a laptop, and three media players. When his family went to the Botou police department at around 4 p.m. that day, the Huang County police had already taken him away.

In addition to the three above-mentioned practitioners, another five practitioners in Chongqing, one in Shandong Province and another one in Hebei Province, have been arrested by the Henan police since 2019.

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Henan Police Arrest Falun Gong Practitioners in Other Provinces for Raising Awareness of Persecution

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Category: Accounts of Persecution