(Minghui.org) Fifteen Zhanjiang City, Guangdong Province residents were arrested on the evening of September 8, 2022, while studying teachings of Falun Gong at a private residence.

Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.

Sun Yufeng, the head of Chikan District Domestic Security Office, led officers from four police stations to arrest the practitioners. The arrest was ordered by the provincial level officials prior to the 20th Party Congress in mid-October.

All of the officers were dressed in plain clothes and masks during the arrests. None of them showed their IDs or search warrants. They took pictures of every practitioner with Falun Gong books by their side and scanned their faces for facial recognition. When Mr. Xu Tong pointed out the police were trespassing private property, one officer became agitated and handcuffed him.

At the time of writing, eight practitioners, including Mr. Xu, Ms. Huang Liru, Ms. Huang Heyu, Ms. Fu Yuying, Ms. Xu Shaomei, and Ms. Zhang Xiulian (two practitioners’ names aren’t known), have been released.

Three practitioners are still detained, with Ms. Chen Cuizhu held at Minzhu Police Station and Ms. Huang Heqing and Ms. Huang Hezhu at the Nanqiao Police Station. Ms. Chen’s home was raided. Her computer, printer and 30,000 yuan in cash were confiscated.

The situation of the remaining four practitioners, including Ms. Huang Lingling, Ms. Lu Yu and two others whose names aren’t known, aren’t clear at the time of writing.

In addition to the 15 practitioner, another practitioner was harassed at 8 p.m. on September 9. Five officers, with three in plainclothes, broke into the practitioner’s front yard. As his family refused to open the door, the police opened a window themselves and took away a bag on the desk, which had over 1,000 yuan in cash. The practitioner’s family later got the bag back.

Perpetrators’ contact information:

Huang Yibin (黄益斌), head of Zhanjiang City Police DepartmentZheng Diao (郑调), head of Chikan District Police Department: +86-13702872132, +86-759-8201688, +86-759-3201688Sun Yufeng (孙宇锋), head of Chikan District Domestic Security Office: +86-13702729277, +86-759-3221696

(More perpetrators’ contact information is available in the original Chinese article.)

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