Using the Olympics as an Excuse, Officials Arrest Two 70-Year-Old Ladies in Xi'an City, Shaanxi Province
(Clearwisdom.net) With the excuse of "preparing for the Olympics," two Falun Dafa practitioners in their 70s were taken to a brainwashing center in March 2008 by police officers in Xi'an City, Shaanxi Province.
Around March 10, 2008, Ms. Zhao Jiabi, 70, retired from the Xi'an City Fifth Police Department, was arrested at home and taken to the Xi'an City Brainwashing Center at Chang'an District.
Since the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP's) started to persecute Falun Gong, Ms. Zhao has been arrested, detained, and sentenced to prison for steadfastly believing in Falun Dafa and clarifying the truth to sentient beings. When she was at the Shaanxi Province Women's Forced Labor Camp, she was handcuffed and locked in a dark, wet cell for a month. Every day the guards ordered the prisoners to beat her.
On January 10, 2008, six to seven police officers from the Xi'an City Baishulin Station went into Ms. Zhao's house and took away many Falun Dafa books. In addition, they extorted 10,000 yuan in cash that Ms. Zhao used for her daily living expenses.
Ms. Liu Jing, 75, was a doctor at Xidian University Hospital before retirement and lives in the Renjiazhuang Community of Xi'an City. On her way home on the afternoon of March 17, 2008, she was arrested and taken to the Xi'an City Chang'an District Brainwashing Center, where she was tortured.
Before Ms. Liu practiced Falun Gong, she had skin cancer and coronary heart disease. She suffered a great deal and went to all kinds of doctors and hospitals, but did not recover. After she practiced Falun Gong, she became healthy and it was like a miracle. Although the CCP began to persecute Falun Gong, Ms. Liu steadfastly believed in Dafa and clarified the truth to many people. She was then arrested, detained, and watched by CCP officers in Xi'an City. At present, the CCP is conducting a new round of persecution of Falun Gong practitioners all over the country, using "the Olympics" as their excuse. Because of this, practitioners are being arrested and detained.
Main personnel involved in the persecution:
Xing Hongfeng (male), the Beilin District CCP Political and Judiciary Committee Secretary: 86-29-85350355 (Office), 86-29-87432598 (Home), 86-86-13809195920 (Cell)
Xu Wanchun (male), the chief of Xi'an City 610 Office: 86-29-87264011 (Office), 86-29-84396073 (Home), 86-13700291931 (Cell)