(Clearwisdom.net) Practitioner Ms. Qu Xiumin, 31, is an employee of Baiqi Clinic in Shulan City, Jilin Province. Ms. Qu began practicing Falun Gong in 1998 and has benefited both mentally and physically. However, after the persecution of Falun Gong started on July 20, 1999, she was severely persecuted. She has been reported to the authorities several times, which resulted in the police coming to her home many times and officials from her workplace harassing her. She was also detained several times and sent to a labor camp. The officials from her workplace tried to coerce her into giving up the practice by attempting to fire her.

On July 24, 2006, when Ms. Qu was working, she was called out to talk to the high ranking officials at her workplace, but instead, police officers arrested her. They sent her to a brainwashing session at the Xiangshui Reservoir Hotel in Jishu Town, Shulan City. There were dozens of practitioners detained there. The brainwashing sessions enforced many rules, such as: two people looked after each practitioner; each practitioner stayed in a separate room; before going to the restroom, practitioners had to ask for permission from the officers in the hallway. In addition, practitioners were not allowed to leave their rooms. There were three brainwashing sessions each day; the morning session was from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., the afternoon session was from 1:30 p.m. to 4:40 p.m., and the evening session was from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. During the sessions, those accompanying the practitioners were not allowed to interrupt and no video or audio recordings were allowed.

Reportedly, at 2:00 a.m. on July 25, Ms. Qu walked out the front door. The officer on duty heard the door opening and started chasing her, but he could not catch up to her. Later, the officials of the brainwashing session said that Ms. Qu had climbed over the wall and escaped.

Ms. Qu Xiumin is now homeless, having left her two-year-old baby with her parents-in-law. Every day, officials from her workplace come to her home and harass her in-laws, asking about her whereabouts and threatening to fire her if she does not return. The family is not able to live their lives in peace due to the constant harassment.