The Persecution of Ms. He Xiaoqiong, 59, from Panzhihua City, Sichuan Province
Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. He Xiaoqiong, 59, is retired from the Technical School of the Mining Business Bureau of Panzhihua City. On April 24, 2000, Ms. He Xiaoqiong went to Beijing to appeal for fair treatment of Falun Gong and for the release of all Falun Gong practitioners who were being detained. She was illegally arrested by the Beijing police when she was practicing the Falun Gong exercises at Tiananmen Square. Later, Ms. He was brought to the Beijing branch office of the Panzhihua government and was detained there for seven days. Her working unit sent someone to bring her back, and she was detained at the Panzhihua Detention Center for twenty-five days.
When Ms. He Xiaoqiong was in the detention center, her family, including her three daughters, searched high and low to borrow money. They gave altogether 7,000 yuan to the police officers who later agreed to release her.
On May 25, 2000, when Ms. He Xiaoqiong went back home, she was again fined 200 yuan by the Baoding 610 Office. Later, the Baoding 610 Office, the Xiqu 610 Office, the Police Bureau at Geliping, the local government, and the leaders from her work unit, as well as other people, constantly threatened, harassed and monitored Ms. He Xiaoqiong and her family. In 2000 and 2001, the police ransacked her house twice. On July 19, 2002, the Yunnan Province Police Station, the Lijing Area Police Station, and the Huaping County Police Station, together with the Baoding Police Station, sent a group of policemen to Ms. He Xiaoqiong's home. They ransacked her house and took her away, detaining her at the Huaping Police Station for two days. Ms. He Xiaoqiong clarified the truth to the head of the Huaping Police Station and was then released.