As Songyuan City is one of the Olympic Torch relay cities, in order to guarantee having no protests during the torch relay and the Olympic Games, the Songyuan City Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Committee and its government administration held a general assembly that included representatives from the police department and other law enforcement agencies of the city. The head of the city Chinese Communist Party Committee, Lan Jun, member of the Municipal Party Committee, the Deputy Mayor, Secretary of the City Politics and Law Committee, Wu Xinghong, and others, issued an order demanding that the police units give full play to their so-called "function." For a period of 100 days, they carried out an intense round of arrests of Falun Gong practitioners. Prior to that, Communist officials had also issued a secret order to "strike hard" on Falun Gong.
In the past month, the Songyuan City Police Department, the 610 Office1, the Songyuan City Domestic Security Division, as well as the police departments and 610 Offices at the local county and township level, started to harass and arrest Falun Gong practitioners in Songyuan City and its suburban areas. Nearly 100 practitioners have been affected: over a dozen practitioners were arrested, and dozens of others were forced to leave home in order to avoid further persecution and arrest.
The various towns in Qianquo County, Hongguang Farm, Xinli (located in Baiyilaga Town), Lianhua Farm, and Hongqi Farm all sent police officers to harass practitioners. They also tried to force practitioners to denounce Falun Gong. If the practitioners refused, their residences would be searched and they would be arrested. Practitioners Mr. Ling Zhenhui, Mr. Wen Jianzhong and his daughter Ms. Bai Yuqin, Mr. Bi Zhongju and his wife Ms. Zhang Shuqing, daughter Bi Caixia (a non-practitioner, detained for 10 days) were all arrested. Practitioners from north of the Ningjiang District, Mr. Guo Zhichao (72 years old), and Ms. Li Guifen were also arrested. Currently, more than 30 practitioners are still being held.
Names of the persecutors:
Songyuan City Domestic Security Division, Fu Weidong: 86-13341152002 (Mobile)
Baiyilaga Township Police Station chief, Pu Yufeng
Baiyilaga Township Police Station: 86-438-2510110
The director's office, Songyuan City 610 Office: 86-438-2108140, office: 86-438-2115900
Songyuan City Politics and Law Committee: 86-438-2123240, 86-438-2121462, 86-438-2103240, 86-438-2116691
Ningjiang District Politics and Law Committee in Songyuan City: 86-438-3122620, 86-438-3122272
Songyuan City Police Department switchboard: 86-438-2123183
Songyuan City Detention Centre: 86-438-2188118
Songyuan City Intermediate People's Court: 86-438-2137740, 86-438-2120543, 86-438-2137748
Qianguo County Politics and Law Committee Head: 86-438-2123514
Qianguo County Police Department: 86-438-2122004
Qianguo County Lockup: 86-438-2128171
Qianguo County Detention Centre: 86-438-2103713
1. "The 610 office" is an agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong, with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems.
Chinese version available at http://minghui.ca/mh/articles/2008/4/19/176794.html
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