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Mother and Son from Liaoning Province Arrested after Unfurling Banners on Tiananmen Square on July 20, 2007

August 16, 2007 |  

(Clearwisdom.net) On July 20, 2007, Falun Dafa practitioners Ms. Xu Hui and her son, Mr. Cai Chao, from Jinzhou City, Liaoning Province, went to Beijing together to unfurl banners on Tiananmen Square. They were arrested by officers from the Tiananmen Police Department and are being detained in the Dongcheng District Detention Center. The banners they held up read: "Heaven Will Destroy the CCP" and "Stop the CCP's Atrocity of Harvesting Living Falun Gong Practitioners' Organs!"

Their family tried to discover their whereabouts and learned that the two hadn't told the police their names. The Dongcheng District Detention Center refused to allow the family to visit and only provided a photo for the family to identify them.

Files and cellphone recordings show that both the mother and son were interrogated. In the photo, Ms. Xu's face was very red, as if she had been beaten. Because Mr. Cai Chao's photo was too blurry, the guards let his family look at him from a dozen yards away. His family still could not see him clearly and tried to walk closer, but they were blocked by armed guards and not allowed to talk to him.

After the identification, the guards did not disclose any details and only allowed the family to leave money and wait at home for further notice.

The guard who met with the family is surnamed Cao (gender unknown, did not wear ID tag). The family asked lots of question and the guards seemed to know nothing about the mother and son.

Relevant phone numbers:

Beijing Tiananmen Police Department: 86-10-65241304
Dongcheng District Police Department: 86-10-84081114
Dongcheng District Detention Center: 86-10-84081768
Guard Cao: 86-10-84081748
Detention Center Operator: 86-10-84081725

August 12, 2007