New brainwashing centre set up in a middle school16/07/2014
Wang Guangren from the Domestic Security Division in Meihekou Police Department is the director of the brainwashing centre and has persecuted practitioners relentlessly. The centre found two former Falun Gong practitioners and have brought them in and ordered them to try to brainwash practitioners.
Lan Qinghong, the deputy mayor of Shancheng City, and two others arrested Ms Zhao Juan from Xigang, Shancheng Town. Officers from the Tiebei Police Station in Meihekou arrested Ms Gao Yujie at home. Mr Hou Shiquan was arrested at his home in Hailong Rural Area. They are all being detained at the Shuangxing Brainwashing Centre.
About 10 practitioners altogether, including Ms Fan Shihong, Ms Liang Shumei, and Mr Liu Quanwu, were arrested and taken to the brainwashing centre.
The Meihekou Domestic Security Division and Xinghua Police Station arrested Mr Liu Quanwu, almost 70, a resident of Xinghua Town, Meihekou City, on Monday, November 10th, 2013, and took him to the police station. His family has demanded his release numerous times, but the Domestic Security Division will not agree. The State Prosecutor authorised his arrest. His wife is seriously ill at home and being fed intravenously.
CCP interferes with legal defence
Mr Liu's family had no access to appeal so they hired a lawyer from Beijing to defend him. The lawyer followed legal procedures, but the Meihekou Court created obstacles and prevented him from appearing in court. They tried to force the family to dismiss him, and even went to the lawyer's office in Beijing to interfere with his defence. After the lawyer refused to influenced by the authorities, they sent people to try to brainwash Mr Liu in the detention centre. The court convened in June 2014 without notifying Mr Liu's lawyer. Mr Liu is now being persecuted at the brainwashing centre.
Falun Gong practitioners Ms Zhang Yan, Mr Sun Hongcai, Ms Liang Shumei, and Ms Fan Shihong from Meihekou were arrested in Xinhe Town for distributing material about Falun Gong and the persecution on the evening of December 27th, 2013. Some are being detained in the brainwashing centre; the location of the others is not known.
Ms Zhang was beaten in the detention centre. Meihekou Detention Centre won't let her meet with her lawyer. They threatened her family that if she retains a lawyer her sentence will be more severe. The situation is urgent. We call on people throughout the world to please pay close attention to this.
Parties involved in persecuting them:
Meihekou Police Department
Wang Guangren (王广仁), director of the brainwashing centre, Domestic Security Division: +86-435-4308643(Office), +86-13944578065(Mobile)
Cai Chunyang (蔡春阳), director and secretary of the Chinese Communist Party Committee, director of supervision and investigation: +86-435-4308601(Office), +86-13904454346(Mobile)
Xu Wenguang (徐文广), director of Domestic Security Division: +86-435-4308615(Office), +86-13732881777(Mobile)
Li Jun (李军), director of court: +86-435-4369201(Office), +86-15114396789(Mobile)
Li Zhigang (李志刚), chief procurator: +86-435-4330001(Office), +86-14544599999(Mobile)
Luo zhi (罗致), deputy Party secretary, director of 6-10 Office: +86-435-4246897, +86-13844563385(Mobile)