Shandong Province: Six Practitioners Recently Arrested in Jinan City

May 26, 2014 | By a Minghui correspondent from Shandong Province, China

( Jinan City police illegally arrested six practitioners in March and April. Four of them have been held in a detention center since their arrest. One is being held in a brainwashing center, and one’s whereabouts are unknown.

Four Arrests in Three Days

Ms. Li Wei, Ms. Zhang Jie and Ms. Li Jianmei were arrested on April 14, 2014. They were sent to the Zhonggong Detention Center in Jinan City the next day. During their physical exam, Ms. Li’s heart rate was as high as 120. But it did not discourage the 610 Office personnel from continuing their persecution.

Ms. Li Wei, 37, was arrested at her workplace at 2:40 p.m. on April 14 by Yaojia Police Station officers. The police confiscated a hard disk drive and her personal cell phone.

Before the police put handcuffs on her, Ms. Li was able to delete some contacts from her phone. The officers told others in the office that she purchased equipment, and that she was a “mid-level leader” in Falun Gong, which is false. Falun Gong has no organizational hierarchy, let alone “mid-level leaders.”

Ms. Zhang Jie was arrested at home at 12:30 p.m. the same day by officers from the same police station. They also searched her home but failed to produce any “evidence.” Before the arrest, the police followed Ms. Zhang for days.

Ms. Li Jianmei was also arrested on the afternoon of April 14 by Huaiyin District Police Department officers. The police ransacked her home at 4:00 p.m., and confiscated her computer and some Falun Gong books. They also broke her car window and confiscated some personal items such as banners.

Mr. Zhu Xiaodong, a practitioner from Lixia District, was arrested when he came to Ms. Li Jianmei’s house for a visit on April 17. Police officers waiting there made the arrest.

Two Earlier Arrests

Practitioner Mr. Yang Chun was arrested at 10:00 a.m. on April 4. He spent 15 days in the Jinan City Detention Center before he was sent to the Jinan Brainwashing Center.

In addition, Ms. Zhang Xuyan was arrested while distributing Shen Yun Performing Arts DVDs on March 22. She is being held in the Jinan City Detention Center.

Responsible PartiesLiu Jie (刘杰), Jinan Political and Legal Affairs Committee head: +86-86-13361090007 (Cell)Liu Xinyun (刘新云), Jinan City Police chief: +86-86-531-85080001 (Office)Jia Yanzhao (贾延昭), Lixia District Police Department head: +86-531-85084001, +86-15505311767 (Cell)Fang Ping (房平), Lixia District 610 Office staff: +86-15053181906(Cell)Meng Jun (孟钧), Yaojia Police Station head: +86-531-62330701

Chinese version available

Category: Accounts of Persecution

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