Ms. Sheng Chunhua from Shandong Province Arrested and Persecuted for 15 Days
(Minghui.org) On January 24, 2013, Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Sheng Chunhua from Shahe Town, Laizhou City, Shandong Province, and Practitioner B were arrested by the police for clarifying the facts to locals at the market.
While Practitioner B managed to escape, Ms. Sheng was held in a detention center for 14 days, beaten, cursed at, and put next to an open window by inmates to be exposed to the cold. Those who participated in the persecution of Ms. Sheng and Practitioner B included local 610 Office agents; Liu Jingbing, the captain of the domestic security department; and the warden of the detention center.
Ms. Sheng, 48, was a farmer in Shahe Town. In 2004, she took up the practice of Falun Gong (also known as Falun Dafa). By doing so she found a new meaning in life and was blessed by it.
On January 24, 2013, Ms. Sheng and Practitioner B tried to clarify the facts about Falun Dafa to three locals in the market. As they were about to leave, a police officer on duty arrested them and took them to the police station.
While at the police station, Ms. Sheng and Practitioner B tried to clarify the facts to the police. In the afternoon, a female police officer surnamed Wang from the local 610 Office and Liu Jingbing, captain of the domestic security department, went to the police station and interrogated them. Because they didn't cooperate, Ms. Sheng and Practitioner B were locked into two separate rooms and tied to an iron bench with a rope. The police locked the gate with a password and left.
Practitioner B managed to cut the rope and unlock the gate, and ran away. The police were stunned by the escape.
After Practitioner B escaped, the police put Ms. Sheng into a large iron cage, for fear she would escape as well. They continued to interrogate her. It was wintertime and cold. Because Ms. Sheng didn't cooperate, they left the window open to make her cold.
At 4 p.m. Ms. Sheng was taken to the city detention center. Liu continued to interrogate her. Ms. Sheng tried to clarify the facts to him, telling him, “After I practiced Falun Gong, I regained hearing in my deaf ear and all my illnesses disappeared. My family, friends, relatives, and neighbors all know that Falun Gong is good. I was just trying to tell people the truth, including you. Don't be fooled by the regime. Don't help them persecute good people. If you detain me, you will be helping them persecute a good person and breaking the law, when you should be enforcing it.”
A guard came in with a piece of paper for Ms. Sheng to sign. She read that it stated that she was not permitted to sue them. Ms. Sheng took the pen from him and wrote “I want to go home!” on the piece of paper. Furious, the guard retorted, “You have to wait!”
At night when Ms. Sheng sat down to do the meditation, six inmates jumped down from their beds and started beating her with their slippers and cursing her. Ms. Sheng shouted “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good; Falun Dafa is good! I practice Falun Gong to keep fit and stay healthy and try to be a good person. Why should you beat me?” One of the inmates said, “Because I want to.”
The warden came in but didn't stop them. He said, “Don't yell at her. Curse her master!” He then started cursing Master. The inmates followed his lead. Ms. Sheng cried sadly and said, “I am sorry, Master, I didn't do a good job.” She shouted, “Stop cursing my Master!” They stopped hitting her.
On February 7, 2013, after 14 days, Ms. Sheng was released.