(Minghui.org) Today's news from China includes incidents of persecution that took place in 27 cities or counties in 11 provinces, where at least 54 practitioners were recently persecuted for their belief.
Mr. Sun Shiwei, Ms. Gao Yongli, Mr. Gao Pengguang, Ms. Shi Ying, and Ms. Cao Shufang were arrested by officers from the Muling City Domestic Security Division and from the Bamiantong Town No. 1 and No. 2 Police Stations on the afternoon of April 24, 2020. The four practitioners will be tried by the Hailin Court on July 16, 2021.
Luo Libin (gender unknown) has been held in the Mishan Detention Center for seven months and is now facing trial.
Ms. Zhou Changxia from Beicai Town in the Pudong New Area was arrested again by members of Shanghai 610 Office in April 2015 for telling others her personal experiences of being persecuted.
At that time, Ms. Zhou’s husband Mr. Wang Wenzhi was diagnosed by physicians with esophageal cancer. He was in the terminal phase, physically weak and unable to take care of himself. The staff members of the Shanghai 610 Office ignored her husband’s deteriorating physical condition and took Ms. Zhou into custody. With great difficulty Mr. Wang made his way to the domestic security division and 610 Office. He begged them to let his wife return home because he was so sick and desperately needed her care. The 610 Office members ignored him completely.
Their refusal dealt him a major mental blow. By the time Ms. Zhou was released, Mr. Wang could barely walk and soon passed away.
Ms. Liu Ruiyun and her husband Mr. Tao Yawei from Jilin City, Jilin Province, were arrested at their daughter’s home in Beijing by officers who were staked out there in early May 2021. Their daughter’s home was ransacked. The couple is being held in a detention center in Beijing.
From September to November 2020, staff members of the community management office repeatedly called Ms. Ai Qisu’s family members and harassed them. They leveraged her granddaughter’s pending school transfer to coerce her. They also called in her relatives to talk her into giving up her belief but to no avail.
On the morning of November 25, 2020, Ms. Ai and her husband were doing farm work in the field. Five people, including residential officer Liu Donglian and community Party secretary Wan, came to her. Liu held a video recorder in his hand, and another person brought five blank sheets and a pen. They pressured her to sign on the blank sheets, which she refused. They threatened her husband, who signed the sheets under pressure.
Officer Liu, Party secretary Li, and others went to Ms. Ai’s home at lunchtime on May 10, 2021. They videotaped her and asked her to cooperate with them to shoot the video. Ms. Ai said, “Stop shooting videos. I won’t cooperate with you.” Liu and Li were furious. Twenty minutes later, her husband was taken away. He was told to bring his national ID card, and he returned home two hours later.
It was reported that during June 2021, several Falun Gong practitioners in downtown Meizhou City were harassed. One practitioner was arrested and later released.
Ms. Fu Xuebing was harassed on June 8 by Deng Chenghua, from the Meijiang District Political and Legal Affairs Committee, and staff members of the community residential committee.
One day about a month ago, Ms. Zhang Meiyun, about 60, took her 102-year-old father to the hospital to see a doctor. Soon after they headed out for the hospital, six police officers came to the door of her parents’ home to arrest her. The officers said that she was caught by surveillance cameras while posting Falun Gong informational stickers.
On June 24, several officers and community residential committee staff members went to the home of Ms. Xiong Fuying. Ms. Xiong, in her 60s, happened to be away from her home.
On the morning of June 10, six or seven people, including Meijiang District Domestic Security Division head Qiu, director of the Chengxi Police Station, and staff members of the community residential committee, went to the home of Mr. Xie Hanzhu, who was about 60 years old, and harassed him.
Ms. Liu Meizhen, about 70, was reported to the police while talking to people about Falun Gong at the entrance of Fengmian School on June 30. She was arrested by officers from the Meijiang Police Department and the Dongsheng Police Station. She was released on July 5.
Ms. Liao Qiongzhen, in her 50s, and Ms. Xiong Manhua, about 50, were also harassed.
Ms. Yang Chengyun, an employee of the Gezhouba Electromechanical Company, was arrested and taken to the Wujiagang Brainwashing Center in January 2021 by people from the Xiling District Political and Legal Affairs Committee, Xu Hong from the Pinghu Domestic Security Division, and others.
At the brainwashing center, she was deprived of personal freedom, forced to watch videos slandering Falun Gong every day, and pressured to write three statements. She went on a hunger strike to protest the abuses. Her body was weakened dramatically. In the end, she was in critical condition and on the verge of death, after losing a significant amount of weight.
Ms. Chen Juan was arrested in early July 2020 by officers from the Tiantai Township Police Station and the Dehui City Domestic Security Division on the grounds that someone reported her to the police. She was released on bail after being detained for 10 days.
Zhang Fugui, a member of the Dehui City Political and Legal Affairs Committee, and 610 Office, went to Ms. Chen’s home twice near the end of March 2021. Zhang pressured Ms. Chen to sign paperwork and wanted to videotape her, which she refused. On one of the days when Zhang went to her home, domestic security officers called her in the afternoon and threatened to report her case to higher authorities.
Under instructions from the Dehui City Political and Legal Affairs Committee and 610 Office, the Dehui City Domestic Security Division officers took Ms. Chen to the Minxin Hospital for a physical examination around 8 a.m on July 5, and then to the Changchun Hospital for another physical examination. Ms. Chen returned home that day. The officers told her that her case had been brought to the Dehui City Court and asked her to wait at home for notice on the trial date.
The court recently notified Ms. Chen that she would be tried a week later, on July 20.
Ms. Chen Xuyun, Ms. Xu Xinxiu, and Ms. Xu’s non-practitioner husband, who was sick, talked to people about Falun Gong in the Shiyan Towels Factory area on the morning of July 9, 2021. At that time, several unidentified people called out their names and arrested them. Their bags were searched. They were taken away in two unmarked vehicles.
Ms. Xu and her husband were taken to their home by plainclothes officers from the Renmin Road Police Station. The officers took the keys to their home and ransacked the place. They ended up finding nothing. They left disappointed after not finding anything related to Falun Gong.
Ms. Chen was subsequently taken away by plainclothes officers from the Shiyan City Police Department. Her current whereabouts are unknown.
Ms. Zhou Mingli from Hanzhong Sub-district, Qiaokou District, was arrested and taken to the Etouwan Brainwashing Center on June 4, 2021.
On July 22, she wrote three statements against her will, but tore them up when she thought it through. She was transferred to the Jiangxia District Brainwashing Center. Before leaving the Etouwan Brainwashing Center she did not eat for three days.
Ms. Deng Xiuqin and Ms. Guo Zhihui were also taken into custody.
Ms. Shao Zelan was arrested for clarifying the truth during the pandemic on February 13, 2020. The police officers found her national ID card in her bag, went to her home, and ransacked the place. They confiscated a set of nearly 50 Falun Gong books, photos of the founder of Falun Gong, and two MP3s. They also photographed her.
Around 10:30 a.m. on May 13, 2021, two officers knocked on the door of Ms. Shao’s home. They took her to the police station and locked her in a room with an iron door. Around 1:30 p.m. Ms. Shao was taken to a detention center hospital and forced to undergo various examinations. She was handcuffed, pushed, and dragged around. She was taken to a detention center for 15 days of detention. She was pressured to sign on a paper that contained statements that Falun Gong is a (slanderous term deleted) organization.
Mr. Zhang Xizheng from Yishui County, Shandong Province, was arrested in the Dafeng District, Yancheng City, Jiangsu Province, on January 25, 2021. He will be tried on July 7 in the Dafeng District. Further information is pending.
Ms. Zhang Limin was taken to the Prison Admission Section in the No. 2 Ward, Liaoning Province Women’s Prison, on June 29, 2021. She was transferred to the No. 12 Ward 10 days later.
Chen Zhengjun, Party secretary of Leiyin Village, Tianpeng Town, led a group of people from the Pengzhou Care Center to Mr. Wang Yili’s home on the morning of July 13, 2021. They pressured Mr. Wang to sign a “transformation” statement. Mr. Wang’s family resisted the coercion with righteous thoughts.
Ms. Li Meiju, about 60, from Dongjiao Township, was arrested while talking to people about Falun Gong at a farmers market on June 28, 2021. No further information is available at this time.
It was reported that on June 23, 2021, that the Jiangyou City Police Department and Domestic Security Division ransacked several Falun Gong practitioners’ homes.
The practitioners whose homes were ransacked are:Du Zhijun, Wu Qihui, and Wei Bing in Jiangyou City.Zhang Qizhong and Xu Houfen in Wudu Town.
Ms. Su Yunfeng was an obstetrician and gynecologist at the First Hospital of Gong’an County. After retirement, she has been babysitting her daughter’s child in Guilin City, Guangxi Province.
Since May 2021, her daughter and family in her hometown in Hubei Province have been harassed over the phone on numerous occasions. First, the hospital officials asked her to return to her hometown to sign the paperwork, which was rejected by her family. Then the hospital officials went to her daughter’s home in Guangxi Province to ask her to sign the paperwork, which her daughter refused.
On July 8, Xiang Xiaoyang, the head of the Gong’an County Domestic Security Division, led two people to Ms. Su’s daughter’s home. They took pictures and pressured her to sign the paperwork, which she refused.
Mr. Dai Xuebing was arrested at home by officers from the Dongjing Police Station at 9 p.m. on May 30, 2021. He was officially placed under arrest on June 7.
Ms. Liu Yongmei was accompanying her relatives on their way to Wuhan on June 15, 2021. When checking in at the entrance of the Macheng North Railway Station, officers identified from her national ID card that she was a Falun Gong practitioner. She was immediately taken to the railway station office. The officers checked her belongings and handbag and searched her body for her cell phone, which they did not find. They also checked her relatives’ packages in an attempt to find Ms. Liu’s cell phone but did not find it.
Officer Wang of the Railway Police Station contacted the Macheng City State Security Division and the household registration police officer. Ms. Liu was held in custody for over 40 minutes, which resulted in her missing the train. After they did not find anything on her, the officers released her.
Two officers from the Taishitun Town Police Station, Miyun District, and the deputy Party secretary of the village went to the home of Zheng Yunsheng (gender unknown) on June 15, 2021. They confiscated a copy of Zhuan Falun.
Several officers led by director Li Yong and director Wang, from the Jiuzhai Township Police Station, broke into the home of Mr. Xu Zhidong and his wife Ms. Li Qiuhong in Beimozhuang Village around 9 a.m. on June 23, 2021. They started searching the place. Ms. Li was taken to a detention center. The officers handcuffed Mr. Xu and left him in the yard under the scorching sun.
After finding Falun Gong materials, they called in people from the Mengyin County Police Department and the procuratorate to rummage through the couple’s home. They confiscated 13,000 yuan in cash, a computer, printer supplies, a television, cell phones, national ID cards, bank cards, broadband, a satellite receiver, Falun Gong books, photos of the founder of Falun Gong, etc., worth 26,000 yuan.
It was not until the afternoon that Mr. Xu, who had been exposed to the hot sun the entire time, was taken to the detention center.
The couple was taken to the Mengyin Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital for physical examination the following day. Mr. Xu was taken to the Yinan Detention Center in the afternoon.
Ms. Li was taken to a detention center in Linyi City, where she was denied admission due to severe anemia and large uterine fibroids. She was taken back to the police station and was taken to the Mengyin Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital for hospitalization the following day. Four days later, her physical condition became more serious and the hospital was afraid of taking responsibility. She was taken back to the police station. After paying a deposit of 5,000 yuan, she was released on bail. Her family took her home.
Ms. Han Yaxiang and her husband Mr. Zhao Junsheng from Xuejiatun Village, Xinfa Town, Daoli District, were arrested by Daoli District domestic security officers on June 10 and June 11, 2021. Their home was ransacked. It was verified that a few months ago, the domestic security officers used a master key to sneak into their home and took possession of 10,000 yuan in cash.
Ms. Liu Yumei from Shangzhi City was arrested near her home in the Hate area, Nangang District, on June 10, 2021.
Mr. Wu Kejian was arrested while talking to people about Falun Gong on May 15, 2021. At noon, the police ransacked his home and confiscated a printer, a satellite receiving device, and all cash in the house worth about 10,000 yuan. Mr. Wu is currently being held in the Changyi Detention Center. They planned to hold a trial in July.
Ms. Zhang Guiling from Shuixiu Village, Shuixiu Township, Taigu District, was held in the Jinzhong City Detention Center for nearly three months, from August 24, 2020, to mid-November 2020.
She was sentenced to one year and six months in prison in mid-November. She was taken to the Jinzhong City Prison. It has been over seven months, and the prison has not allowed her family to visit her.
Ms. Lin Suliang, 66, from the Wujin Sub-district, Xinjin District, was arrested by Dayi County police on the morning of July 9, 2021, for talking to people about Falun Gong. Around 11:30 a.m. the officers took Ms. Lin to her home and ransacked the place. They confiscated Falun Dafa books and other personal belongings. Ms. Lin is being held in the Wenjiang District Detention Center.
Two officers from the Duanming Road Police Station, Fengrun District, went to Ms. Zhu Xiuling’s home at around 3 p.m. on June 28, 2021. Ms. Zhu was not at home. When the officers did not find any Falun Gong books, they photographed her entire home, even under the bed.
Six practitioners were arrested on the evening of June 27, 2021.
Mr. Guo Jinshan and Mr. Han Shimin were held in the Yanqing Detention Center. Ms. Yang Jinxia and Ms. Wu Fangling were held in the Changping Detention Center. Mr. Liu Jun was released that day for health reasons. Ms. Song Mizhi was released on July 9.
Ms. Lei Xiaoli from the Taiheju Residential Community, Xinjiamiao Sub-district, was arrested by officers from the Dalianhuachi Police Station on March 25, 2021. Her case was turned over to the Lianhu District Procuratorate in mid-June and brought to the Lianhu District Court at the end of June. Ms. Lei is being held in the Lianhu District Detention Center.
Ms. Wu Cuizhen from Xiuwen County was arrested around July 1, 2021, and is being held in the Xiuwen County Detention Center. The details of her situation are not known.