"The Communist Party is the law": This was the "legal" basis for police from the Yanganzhen Police Station in Qionglai City, Sichuan Province, to persecute Falun Dafa practitioners.

Ms. Wang Chuanxiu and Ms. Wang Shuihua, both Falun Dafa practitioners from Xinjin County, Sichuan Province, were arrested by police from the Yangan Town Police Station on June 19, 2009, when they were clarifying the truth in Yangan Township, Qionglai City. During the detention, Dong Cun, the director of the police station, slapped Ms. Wang Shuihua on the face and used an electric baton to shock her. In his report, police officer Jiang Nan accused Ms. Wang Chuanxiu of "disturbing the social order" and took her to Qionglai City Detention Center.

Ms. Wang Chuanxiu's children went to Yangan Police Station many times and requested the release of their mother. Police threatened them: "Don't come again, or we will arrest you too."

Ms. Wang Chuanxiu is more than 60 years old and she is the primary caretaker in her family. Falun Dafa cured her chronic diseases when all medicines had failed. She followed the principle of Truth-Compassion-Forbearance and she improved so much both physically and mentally. She used to have a bad temper and the relationship between her and her husband was pretty bad. These have all changed since she began practicing Falun Dafa.

On July 22nd, Ms. Wang Chuanxiu's family members went to the police station again and demanded Ms. Wang's release. Her family members asked: "Which law in China did Wang Chuanxiu act against? Which law said Falun Gong is an evil cult? Please show us." Jiang Nan and the other policemen could not answer. Then Jiang said: "The Communist Party is the law." What Jiang said showed the true nature of the Communist Party, which is always placed above the law.

What Ms. Wang Chuanxiu has done - practicing Falun Dafa or distributing materials for truth clarification, are all supposed to be protected by China's constitution, which guarantees citizens' rights of freedom of belief and speech.

July 29, 2009