Related News

Home » Nation

Arrested as prostitutes - now they want compensation

TWO girls in southwest China's Yunnan Province want local police to apologize and compensate them after being arrested as prostitutes.

The father of the 13-year-old and 15-year-old girls has asked prosecutors in Wuhua District, in Kunming, the capital of Yunnan Province, to investigate, today's Yunnan Information Daily reported

The Lius, the father Liu Shihua and the daughters, Liu Fangfang, 15, and Liu Lili, also asked the prosecutors to punish anyone responsible and get an apology and compensation from the police. The amount of compensation was not revealed.

Liu Fangfang and Liu Lili, both grade 6 students at Kunming Bohua Primary School, were caught in a police raid on the night of March 16, when they were leaving their home, according to their mother Zhang Anfeng.

The police claimed the sisters were prostitutes, she said.

The girls' parents and a friend of their father's, Pu Enfu, who were there were also taken to the local police station.

The next morning, all were released.

Both the father and his friend claimed they had been beaten by police in the detention house to extract a confession.

A medical examination at Kunming Forensic Hospital on March 17 confirmed that Pu suffered minor injuries with bruising to his face and body and two broken ribs.

The girls' father could not afford the examination. Examinations of the sisters revealed they had suffered minor injuries.

The examinations however also showed that both the girls were virgins.

Police told the Yunnan Information Daily that they had released the sisters as the Lius were not caught in the act.

Officers became suspicious when they saw Liu Fangfang ask a passer-by just outside her home: "Want to have fun?" Nie Tianjie, director of Wangjiaqiao Police Station, said.

Later when the man and the girl left the house, the officers arrested them.

Nie said the officers had to use force as the girls, their parents and Pu resisted arrest.

He denied that police had beaten the Lius to force them to confess.

The police had to release them for lack of evidence as they didn't catch the girls in the act of prostitution, Nie explained.

The police had approached the Lius in a positive way to negotiate compensation, he added. But talks broke down on May 26 when the Lius asked for 200,000 yuan (US$29,298) which the police rejected, he said.


Copyright © 1999- Shanghai Daily. All rights reserved.Preferably viewed with Internet Explorer 8 or newer browsers.

沪公网安备 31010602000204号

Email this to your friend