Nine Practitioners in Changchun Arrested for Doing the Falun Gong Exercises
(Minghui.org) Nine practitioners from Changchun City were arrested when they did the Falun Gong exercises outdoors on the North Campus of Jilin University at 6 a.m. on June 1, 2017. Participating in the illegal arrest were officers from the Chaoyang Police Department and the East Chaoyang Road Police Station.
Approximately eight SWAT Team officers in black uniforms jumped out of a police van and grabbed the practitioners.
The practitioners resisted arrest and tried to talk to the officers about Falun Gong. They told them that arresting practitioners was wrong. They explained that people have become healthy and fit through doing the Falun Gong exercises, and that by living according to Falun Gong's principles of Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance, practitioners are benefiting society.
The officers did not listen and forcibly pulled the practitioners into the van.
The nine practitioners were taken to the police station, where they were photographed and then interrogated one at a time.
During the day, the police ransacked the home of Ms. Chen Yanhua, one of the nine arrested, and found more than 4,000 yuan in paper bills with Falun Gong information printed on them.
Officer Fan, deputy head of the SWAT Team detachment, and two plainclothes officers from the Chaoyang District Police Department ransacked practitioner Mr. Du Jingyi's home.
Two elderly female practitioners in their 70s were released after 8 p.m. that night. The other seven practitioners were forced to undergo physical exams. Ms. Chen Yanhua was taken to the No. 4 Detention Center. Mr. Du Jingyi and several others were taken to the Weizigou Detention Center. Further details are not yet available.
Parties involved in the persecution of the nine practitioners:East Chaoyang Road Police Station: +86-0431-88924668Chaoyang District Police Department: +86-0431- 88521362Officer Fan (范): +86-15904417369Wang Zhenhua (王振华), secretary of the Changchun City Political and Legal Affairs Committee: +86-13304314555