More Than Ten Practitioners Arrested in Loudi City, Hunan Province

At around 9 p.m. on July 15th, 2009, the police in Loudi City, Hunan Province raided more than ten practitioners' homes, arrested practitioners and some of their family members, and seized computers, printers, TVs, DVDs, and other items.

After being forced to write guarantee statements to renounce Falun Gong the family members and new practitioners were released. Other practitioners are still being detained. They are a couple: Mr. Jiang Muogui and Ms. Deng, Mr. Cao Gongxun, Mr. Liu Xinping, Ouyang Zhong (a traditional Chinese medicine doctor), Ms. Li Yuxia, and Mr. Zhou Qingfeng.

Mr. Jiang Mogui and Ms. Deng are in their seventies. They have been repeatedly harassed by police officers and agents from the 610 Office1 for advocating for Falun Gong in public places. This was the third time their home was searched.

Mr. Cao Gongxun, a native of Taojiang County, Yiyang City, Hunan Province, and Mr. Liu Xinping, who is from the northern China, were harassed, arrested, and imprisoned many times. They fled home to avoid harassment six years ago.

Mr. Zhou Qingfeng used to work at the crane workshop of the Third Steel Factory of the Lianyuna Steel Corp. in Loudi City. He was sentenced to seven years in prison for distributing Falun Gong fliers on January 26th, 2002 and lost his job.

Before the July 15th raid, Mr. Liang Keming, a taxi driver, was arrested on June 25th, 2009 by the Domestic Security Division of the Louxing District Police Department in Loudi City. Mr. Liang was imprisoned for seven years from February 2001 to February 2008.

Luo Wenwei, Louxing District Police Department deputy director, who was in charge of the raid: 86-738-8220506
Lan Lin, Louxing District Domestic Security Section director, who was in charge of the raid: 86-13907380126(Mobile)
Louxing District 610 Office: 86-838-8288610
Zhang Yungen, Louxing District 610 Office director: 86-13327380186(Mobile)
Wei, Xiaopeng, Louxing District 610 Office deputy director: 86-13508447729(Mobile)


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.

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