Illegal Detention and Imprisonment

  • Ms. Yang Lirong from Inner Mongolia Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison

    Ms. Li Yuzhi was arrested at her home on February 29th, 2012, by police. They confiscated her computer, printer, and over 60,000 yuan. Xu, Liu and two other officers waited at Ms. Li's home for several hours and claimed that they would arrest whoever showed up. That afternoon Ms. Li's daughter, Ms. Yang Lirong, brought her good friend Ms. Zhang Cuimin to her mother's home. They were both arrested. Ms. Yang and her mother were tried in Songshan District Court on August 22nd. Ms. Li was sentenced to three years, and, as expected, Ms. Yang was given a severe sentence—eight years— because her family hired a lawyer and they refused to plead guilty.
  • Linyi City Court in Shandong Province Holds Secret Trial for Innocent Falun Gong Practitioners

    Falun Gong practitioners Ms. Deng Liangcun and Ms. Fu Guiying were abducted by police on June 6th, 2012; however, their arrest warrants were issued on July 6th. Their family members hired attorneys for them from Beijing. The Lanshan District Procuratorate and Lanshan Police Department attempted to shuffle responsibilities to each other and blocked the attorneys from visiting the practitioners. Lanshan Court secretly put them on trial on October 8th, without notifying their families.
  • Ms. Tian Xiaoping Wrongfully Sentenced to 14 Years in Heilongjiang Province

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Tian Xiaoping, 51, was one of the victims in the “big arrest” in Shuangcheng that occurred on November 13th, 2011. She and four other practitioners were sentenced to 14 years in prison. Two others were sentenced to 13 and 11 years, respectively. The attorney was astounded when the court ignored the prosecutor's recommendation of three to five-year sentences. Falun Gong practitioners work very hard to follow Truth-Compassion-Forbearance in their lives. They should not be detained at all, nor should they be sentenced.
  • Mr. Chen Deguan from Lanzhou Detained for Over a Year; His Wife Arrested Again

    Mr. Chen Deguan from Lanzhou is 66 years old. He has been detained for over a year. His wife, Ms. Sheng Chunmei, was arrested for the second time in two years on July 28th, 2012, and is also currently detained. Officials attempted to put Mr. Chen on trial, the judge delayed the trial indefinitely at the last minute when his defense lawyers showed up.
  • Shandong Jiaonan 610 Office and Public Security Attempt to Unjustly Sentence Falun Gong Practitioners

    On March 6th, 2012, Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Li Qibing was arrested for sending out Falun Gong material exposing the persecution. The police raided his home and confiscated his computer, printer, and informational materials. He is being held in Jiaonan Detention Centre. During his first hearing his family noticed that he had a problem walking. He and all the other practitioners were handcuffed and shackled. Families were not allow to visit them after their arrests.
  • Xi'an Police Deceive Poet Mr. Tu Teng and Send Him to a Forced Labour Camp

    Three Falun Gong practitioners—the chairman of the Chinese Laurel Poets Society in Xi'an City Mr. Tu Teng, Mr. Li Xiaohui, and Ms. Xie Jing—were arrested by police on August 13th, 2012, and have since been imprisoned at the Beilin District Detention Centre in Xi'an City. The Domestic Security Division of the Beilin District Police Department deceived them and sentenced them to forced labour.
  • Older Ms. Gu Modi from Wuxi Arrested for the Ninth Time

    Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Gu Modi, over 60, was forcibly taken from her home for the ninth time on September 28th, 2012. She was taken by police officers to the Jiangsu Provincial Brainwashing Centre in Xinghua City. During the 13 years of the Chinese Communist Party's persecution, Ms. Gu Modi has been detained three times, twice been subjected to forced labour, and sentenced and locked up at brainwashing centres four times. All of this was because of her persistence in believing in Falun Gong, and using the standard of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to be a person with high morals.
  • Middle School Teacher Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison, Prosecution's “Evidence” Obtained with Threats and Deception

    Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Bian Lichao was sentenced to 12 years in prison by Lunan district court in Tangshan, for making Shen Yun [a world-class traditional Chinese cultural show] DVDs and posters. Mr. Bian stated publicly in court that police tortured him during an interrogation so as to extract a confession. They also threatened to arrest his wife and daughter.
  • Mr. Zhang Tianqi and His Wife Detained Following the Raids Surrounding the “700-Signature Petition Incident” in Hebei Province

    Mr. Zhang Tianqi and his wife, Ms. Gao Suzhen, were arrested after raids were carried out by Chinese Communist Party (CCP) agents starting on August 1st, in an effort to identify who posted the details of a petition signed by 700 villagers calling for the release of their Falun Gong neighbour, on the Internet. The local Procuratorate has recently approved the couple's arrest along with that of another Falun Gong practitioner. Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Li Lankui was arrested on June 7th, 2012. After the incident was widely covered in the media, the villagers were harassed, threatened, arrested, and detained by Chinese Communist Party (CCP) agents.
  • Shandong Practitioner Ms. Liu Jing Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison

    Police arrested Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Liu Jing on October 18th, 2011. She was held in Jining Detention Centre. On April 10th, 2012, Jinxiang Town Court had a hearing on her case, but her family was not allowed to attend or hire a lawyer. In the end the court announced that it would have a re-trial due to lack of evidence. On August 23rd, the court secretly sentenced Ms. Liu to eight years. Her family thought she was still in Jining Detention Centre until they received a call from Jinan Women's Forced Labour Camp in September.
  • Four Falun Gong Practitioners from Li County, Hebei Province Sent to Labour Camp

    O n April 23rd, 2012, police arrested four Falun Gong practitioners in several locations. Without any legal process, Wu Ruixiang and Li Ergang were immediately sent to Handan Forced Labour Camp, Xie Aman and Xie Hongcai to Hebei Women's Forced Labour Camp; and Xie Hongcai was sent home because she was showing symptoms of illness. Police ransacked Xie Aman's home and confiscated a large quantity of Falun Gong materials. Xie Aman became healthy and good-tempered after she began practising Falun Gong.
  • Ms. Luo Xuemei, 63, from Xiangtan County Arrested for Distributing Shen Yun Performing Arts DVDs

    When Ms. Luo Xuemei, a Falun Gong practitioner, was on her way to visit a coworker on the morning of August 23rd, she was stopped and searched by policeman Liu Xiaohua. Liu did not have a search warrant and found Shen Yun [a world-class traditional Chinese cultural show] DVDs in her bag. She was then taken to the Shuyuanlu Police Station, and was released the next day. While Ms. Luo was detained, a dozen officers from the Xiangtan City 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong), broke into her house. They had to force open three steel doors to get into her house and then ransacked it without a search warrant. An agent from the 610 Office threatened to take Ms. Luo to a psychiatric hospital and torture her.
  • Older Falun Gong Practitioner Xu Daoming Sentenced to Prison by Shantou City Court, Guangdong Province

    On January 12th, 2012, a Shantou City Court judge charged innocent Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Xu Daoming with “Sabotaging law implementation through using a cult”, and sentenced him to one year and three months in prison. This false charge was fabricated by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in order to deceive citizens who don’t know the truth about Falun Gong. Mr. Xu is kind to others and never fought or competed for personal gain.
  • Unscrupulous Judge: Tears Up Practitioner's Petition for Appeal, Slaps the Defence Attorney in the Face

    Lawyer Mr. Wang Quanzhang pleaded not guilty for Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Miao Fu in June this year. In view of Miao Fu having been tortured to extort a confession, he asked the court to invoke the "illegal evidence exclusion procedure.” Unexpectedly, this triggered roars from Judge Wang Chuanfa from the Dongning County Court. On August 31st, 2012, when Wang Quanzhang went to the detention centre to handle Mr. Miao Fu’s appeal matters, he met Wang Chuanfa. This time Wang Chuanfa even rushed forward and slapped Wang Quanzhang in the face.
  • Ms. Liu Jingmei from Yishui County, Shandong Province Arrested Again after Years of Persecution

    On August 24th, 2012 Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Liu Jingmei was arrested by a group of police officers. They took away Ms. Liu's computers, TV set-top boxes and many of her personal belongings. Since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) launched the persecution of Falun Gong in 1999, Ms. Liu has been arrested by local officials and police officers several times because she persisted in her belief in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. The first time she was arrested, the authorities tried to force her to give up her belief. Officials made her stand in the sun with her nose touching a wall, and both her arms held straight out. They put bricks on her hands and deprived her of sleep for three days and nights. In addition, they extorted 3,000 yuan from her.