Unable to contact Ms. Cui Luning for many days, her parents went to visit her. But they were greeted with a big mess (see the six pictures below) when they walked into her home. Cui, a Falun Gong practitioner, had been illegally arrested on September 22.

On the morning of September 26, four or five policemen broke into Cui's home. They questioned Cui's parents who they were, how they managed to get in, and who informed them of Cui's situation. The police ransacked the home again and took away bags of items in their presence. More details follow:

On the morning of September 22, a group of policemen went to the Qingdao Paohua Alkali Factory and arrested the 33-year-old Ms. Cui, who was working at the time. They went to her home in the factory housing quarters and ransacked it for as long as four hours, taking away two carloads of valuables, including a computer, a printer, a TV set, a DVD player, some cash, a deposit book, and many household items.

The police began monitoring Ms. Cui's home on September 21. A man banged hard on her door at 11 p.m., and turned to knock on her neighbor's home when he did not get any response. He then asked the neighbors how come Cui was not home yet, and threatened them not to tell Cui that the police had been there.

When the police ransacked Cui's home on the morning of September 22, they used Cui's cell phone to call all of the numbers in the address book and asked them who they were. They also sent out short messages: "Cui in trouble. Please come to her home immediately. Details later." Their apparent intention was to lure other practitioners to come over and then arrest them. They harshly threatened the neighbors not to tell anyone about Cui's arrest.

Presently Ms. Cui is being illegally held in Qingdao City Dashan Jail, with no visitors allowed.