Hubei Province Police Take Ms. Dai Meixia's Parents Hostage
(Clearwisdom.net) Note: The following is a shortened version of a longer and more detailed article that appeared on the Minghui.org website (Chinese version of Clearwisdom.net).
Ms. Dai Meixia, a practitioner who lives in Xiaochi Town, Huangmei County, Hubei Province, had to flee her home and leave her family behind in order to escape from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) regime's persecution.
In the morning of May 7, 2008, officers from the Jiujiang City Domestic Security Section and the Jiujiang City Police Department (in Jiangxi Province) went to arrest Ms. Dai Meixia. Their attempt was unsuccessful. Ms. Dai was able to escape capture. At about noon the next day, May 8, 2008, they collaborated with officers from the Huangmei County Police Station and the Xiaochi Town Police Station, and together went to Ms. Dai's parents' home at the Daiying Village of Xiaochi Town (in Huangmei County, Hubei Province). They arrested Ms. Dai's mother, Ms. Fei Maorong (a practitioner, nearly 60 years old), and father Mr. Dai Yanhua (also elderly with serious illnesses). They searched Ms. Dai's parents' home, confiscated all the Falun Gong books, seized two tricycles, daily necessities, and merchandise which Ms. Dai stored there. The officers took Ms. Dai's parents to the Xiaochi Police Station, and claimed that they were willing to exchange Ms. Dai's parents for Ms. Dai.
On May 9, 2008, officers from the Xiaochi Police Station took Ms. Dai's parents who were being held at the Huangmei County Detention Center, and sentenced them to one year of forced labor even though Mr. Dai Yanhua had a lung tumor. On June 23, the officers took Mr. Dai Yanhua to the Huanggong City Forced Labor Camp, and Ms. Fei Maorong to the Wuhan City Women's Forced Labor Camp. But the labor camps refused to accept Mr. Dai and Ms. Fei because of their health conditions. The officers from the Xiaochi Police Station extorted 20,000 yuan from Ms. Dai's family before they released Mr. Dai and Ms. Fei. This amount, plus the overpriced charges on Mr. Dai and Ms. Fei's meals during detention, as well as the gifts the family offered in exchange for leniency, topped 30,000 yuan.
Jiujiang City police went to Ms. Dai's husband's recycle store to harass and threaten him every other day. At midnight on May 10, 2008, several officers from the Lushan District No. 1 Police Station searched Ms. Dai's home and seized her family's new computer worth more than 6000 yuan.