(Minghui.org) Ms. Xie Xia, in her 50s, is a music teacher from Chengdu City, Sichuan Province. When she bought a train ticket to visit her sick mother in May 2013, the police arrested her because she was a Falun Gong practitioner. She was taken to Xinjin Brainwashing Center. After her release, the police and officials often went to her apartment to harass her.

Arrested and Taken to Xinjin Brainwashing Center

Ms. Xie was waiting for her train to Panzhihua City in Chengdu North Train Station at 8 p.m. on May 28, 2013, when the police searched her and her luggage. They confiscated her ticket, ID card, laptop, keys, and cash.

To purchase train tickets in China, you have to present your ID. The authorities put Falun Gong practitioners on a black list, so whenever they buy tickets, the police know where they are and where they are going.

The police took Ms. Xie to the train station police station and put her in handcuffs and shackles. They took turns interrogating her all night long. They threatened to put her in prison. The next day they took her to Xinjin Brainwashing Center in Chengdu City.

Home Ransacked and Relatives Harassed

The police found Ms. Xie's rented apartment and searched it without a warrant. They confiscated a painting of the Falun Dafa founder, 42 Falun Dafa books, a computer, four cellphones, a phone book, and blank calling cards. All were considered evidence of her "crime" of practicing her belief in Falun Dafa. The police who searched her apartment were Liu Hao from the Domestic Security Division of the Chengdu Railway Police Department, officers from the North Train Station Police Station, and Zhao Sihai, head of the Fulong Community in Huayang.

The police called Ms. Xie's relatives listed in her phone book. They called her brother Xie Chao, who is a judge in Miyi County, Panzhihua City. They interrogated him all day. They also called her ex-husband and her child, threatening to fire them from their jobs if Ms. Xie refused to cooperate.

After the police confiscated her belongings, they interrogated Ms. Xie overnight. She refused to cooperate, even though they threatened to hurt her family and bury her alive.

Pressured for Information on Other Practitioners

Liu Hao, head of Chengdu Railway Police Department, told Ms. Xie that they had arrested a Falun Gong practitioner with the last name Shi and threatened her that if she denied knowing him, she would be put in a detention center. Liu said that all the documents needed to lock up Ms. Xi were in place. Ms. Xie made up something and gave it to them.

Officers from Chengdu Railway Police Department Domestic Security Division turned Ms. Xie's case over to Shuangliu County Domestic Security Division. The police from Shuangliu County repeatedly interrogated her. After she was released, she got home and found many of her valuables missing. Her keys and bankcards were not given back to her for two months. The authorities still constantly looked for her and harassed her.

Persecuted Previously

Ms. Xie was a music teacher at Tanghu Middle School in Shuangliu County. After the persecution of Falun Gong began in 1999, the school fired her because she refused to renounce her belief.

She was imprisoned for three years in the Henan Province Women's Prison for distributing Falun Dafa materials. In 2009, she was released but could not go back to work. Officials from the street office often harassed her. The authorities confiscated her real estate and she had to rent an apartment. To avoid the constant harassment, she was forced to move frequently. At great cost, she moved dozens of times after the persecution started.

Parties Involved in Persecuting Ms. Xie:

Liu Hao (刘浩), political commissioner of the Domestic Security Division of the Chengdu Railway Police Department: +86-15902877978(Cell) Officers from the North Train Station Police Station Zhu Qunying (朱群英), head of Dongsheng Town Street Office in Shuangliu County, 86-13981738286(Cell) Ren (first name unknown), head of General Office of Dongsheng Town, Shuangliu County, +86-13881729999(Cell) Police officers from Shuangliu County Domestic Security Division, Huang (first name unknown), +86-13982066696(Cell), and Chen (first name unknown), +86-13982005720(Cell) Zhao Sihai (赵似海), community chief of Fulong Community in Huayang Town, Shuanliu County

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