Police from Mencun Town Police Station in Pingdu City, Shandong Province, Harassed and Arrested Many Falun Gong Practitioners

[Note: The following is a shortened version of a longer and more detailed article that appeared on the Minghui.org website (Chinese version of Clearwisdom.net).]

On September 18th, 2007, Dai Yugang, the head of the Pingdu City 610 Office1 in Shandong Province, and police from the Mencun Town Police Station in Pingdu City arrested practitioner Ms. Liu Xiufang. They also ransacked her home.

In the autumn of 2005, Ms. Feng Yuping was arrested at a market and taken to the Pingdu City 610 Office for brainwashing. Without any criminal evidence, she was admitted to the Zibo City Forced Labour Camp in Shandong Province for one and a half years. Ms. Feng Yuping's mind has become dazed due to the torture.

Also in 2005, police from Mencun Town Police Station and the staff from the Pingdu City 610 Office arrested Ms. Guo Huisheng. She was tortured at the Pingdu City 610 Office for two months. Her family had several thousand yuan2 extorted from them in exchange for her release.

Since 2004, seven practitioners have been persecuted by the police from the Mencun Town Police Station and the staff of the Pingdu City 610 Office. The authorities extorted money from all the families, and some were forced to pay over ten thousand yuanIn addition to the above mentioned cases, Mr. Liu Xuezheng was taken to a forced labour camp and Ms. Shao Meiping was tortured by the 610 Office. Several other practitioners were harassed by Mencun Town Police Station officers.

Note

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.

2. "Yuan" is the Chinese currency; 500 yuan is equal to the average monthly income of an urban worker in China.

Chinese version available at http://minghui.org/mh/articles/2007/11/21/166942.html

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