Li Shengyu from Yangjiang Was Violently Arrested

Name: Li Shengyu
Gender: Male
Age: 48
Address: Xitou Town, Yangxi County, Yangjiang, Guangdong Province
Date of Most Recent Arrest: November 1st, 2011
Most Recent Place of Detention: Yangxi County Police Station Public Security Detention Centre
City: Yangxi County
Province: Guangdong
Persecution Suffered: Forced labour, beatings, physical restraint, home ransacked, detention

Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Li Shengyu was violently arrested at his home by eight officers from the Yangjiang 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong), the Yangxi 610 Office, the Xitou Town Border Control Police Station, and the Xitou Town Residential Committee at 4:00 p.m. on November 1st. The officers did not show a warrant and broke into the residential home.

The officers searched the house for anything of value. They stole two printers, a computer, a laptop, Falun Gong books, electronic books, Falun Gong materials, and about 700 yuan1 in cash.

At the time, Mr. Li Shengyu’s wife, also a practitioner, was on her way home from grocery shopping. Someone kindly told her what was going on at her home and suggested that she not return home for the moment. His wife then called his two sisters and let them know what was happening. When the sisters arrived, the police had already tied up Mr. Li’s hands and feet with a rope, and he could not move or sit. (Mr. Li’s family had used the rope to get water out of a well, and the police cut it down.) One of Mr. Li’s eyes was hurt and bleeding, and had not been treated.

When the sisters asked why the police why they were arresting and beating their brother, the officers threatened them and told them not to ask, otherwise, they would be arrested, too. Many neighbours heard the sisters and condemned the authorities. The police worried about how things appeared and locked the door, waiting for Mr. Li’s wife. They did not leave until 6:00 p.m.

Mr. Li’s family looked for him everywhere after his arrest. In the afternoon on November 4th, they learned that he was detained in the Yangxi Police Station Public Security Detention Centre. His wife could not return home for fear of arrest. She is now homeless.

Mr. Li Shengyu and his wife were arrested by Rudong Town Police Station in 2005 during the Chinese New Year. They were sent to a forced labour camp for three years.

Offices and persons participating in the persecution (further investigation is needed for some of them) and some phone numbers (area code: +86-662):
Xitou Town Residential Committee, Yangxi County:

Li Xi, secretary of Xitou Town Residential Committee: +86-13422410011 or +86-13622410011
Zao Hanchao: +86-13922022158
Office of Xitou Border Control Police Station, Yangxi County: 5561210
Ye Ruiyuan, director of Xitou Border Control Police Station: +86-13542678258
Yangxi Police Station:
Phone #: 5542800
Cai Deye, director
Xie Guoxiong, Political and Law secretary: +86-13922023668
Chen Renying, Political and Law assistant secretary
Yangxi Police Station Public Security Detention Centre:
Phone #: 5578229
Yangxi Political and Law Committee (Yangxi 610 Office, Yangxi Stability and Security Office):
Office phone #: 3316246
He Han: 3356188, 3655362, +86-13078369988 (He Han has participated in many arrests and is now the assistant director of the Yangxi 610 Office.)


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

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