Jilin Province Authorities Arrest and Harass All Known Practitioners Prior to Party Congress
(Minghui.org) All provincial and city law-execution units in Jilin Province were ordered to carry out a “Door Knocking Activity” ahead of the Communist Party's 19th National Congress, according to internal sources at the Jilin Province Police Bureau.
The “Door Knocking Activity” involves the police and community agents checking on each and every Falun Gong practitioner who started practicing Falun Gong after 1999, to see if they have retained their faith. If the answer is yes, they are arrested and detained.
Practitioners' homes are ransacked and computers or printers are confiscated. If the practitioners are not at home the agents will look for them at their workplaces or at relative's homes.
This campaign began in June 2017. All police from provincial and city police stations, as well as local community agents, began visiting practitioners' homes and “knocking on doors” to take photos and collect information. Every practitioner in Jilin Province was harassed.
Summaries of Practitioners
Ms. Xu Jing was arrested at her home by police from the Nanling Police Station in Changchun City on August 12. The officers ransacked her home, seized three printers, one notebook computer, six cell phones, and Falun Gong books. Ms. Xu is being detained in the Changchun No. 4 Detention Center.
Officers from the Sandao Police Station in Changchun City called practitioner Ms. Zhang Wanwu's daughter to verify her father's telephone number. They threatened to arrest her when she refused to provide the information.
Police arrested Mr. Jiang Hongtao from Xiwei Town in Yitong County when they found a computer and a printer at his home. Another practitioner in the same town was harassed three times in one day.
Officers from the Baiqi Town Police Station in Shulan City harassed villagers door to door in six villages, including Pantun Village, Xiaogu Village, Baoan Village, Xinfeng Village, Shangshu Village, and Qianjiang Village on August 10 and 11.
The officers arrested practitioners Lu Qingfeng, Wang You, and Geng Yu, as well as Mr. Xu Zhen's wife, from the Shuangshu Village. Villagers stated that the police acted like thugs, and refuse to cooperate with them.
Other practitioners who were harassed:
Ms. Li Guijie from Gaoxin District, Changchun CityMs. Yu Guirong from Erdao District, Changchun CityMs. Shi Zhipei and Mr. Bai Mingxu from Jiutai District, Changchun CityMr. Zhang Qingxiang from Fu'an Village, Yushu CityMs. Hu Yali from Sijian Village, Yushu CityMs. Cai Yamei, Ms. Zhao Hongfen, Ms. Yang Xiujie, Ms. Li Minglan, and Ms. Fu Zhengmin from Fulongquan Town, Nong'an CityThree practitioners from Fate Town, Shulan City, whose names are unknown