(Minghui.org) Agents from the 610 Office, along with local police officers in Changsha City harassed a dozen local Falun Dafa practitioners in July 2014, and tried to force them to attend brainwashing sessions. Also, five other practitioners in Changsha were harassed and arrested, and one was detained for ten days.

A Dozen Practitioners from Tianxin District Harassed

Officers from Tianxin District Domestic Security, Police Department, and Police Station as well as the local officials, have since July 2014, frequently harassed local practitioners. Ms. Cai Xin'ou, Ms. Liu (first name unknown), Ms. Zhang Xinyi, Cao (first name unknown), Dai (first name unknown), Mr. Yi Hexi, Mr. Huang Yonghui, and Tang (first name unknown) have often received calls and unexpected visits from authorities telling them to go to brainwashing sessions. The practitioners have refused to attend.

Senior Couple in Kaifu District Arrested

Ms. Wang Yizhi and Mr. Wang Shuiqing are in their sixties and seventies, and live in Kaifu District, Changsha City. The couple went to Qiaoyi Town, Wangcheng County, to distribute Falun Dafa fliers on the morning of July 15, 2014. They were arrested by several officers from Qiaoyi Police Station, and locked in Qiaoyi Detention Center.

The police searched the practitioners and withdrew blood from them for medical tests. They were then transferred to Wangcheng County Police Department and police from Kaifu District were informed. The police ransacked their apartment and confiscated their personal belongings, including their computers.

The police were planning to send the couple to a detention center for ten days. Due to Mr. Wang being in his seventies, the police didn't want to take any responsibility if something should happen to him during his detention. The police released the couple at around midnight.

Ms. Cai Xin'ou from Tianxin District Is Detained

Ms. Cai was distributing Falun Dafa fliers on Laodongxi Road on July 22, 2014. Officers from the Yu'nan Street Police Station arrested her and took away her belongings. Ms. Cai was detained for ten days, from July 22 to August 1.

Plainclothes Officer Beat and Attempted to Arrest Two Practitioners

Two Falun Gong practitioners were riding around on a scooter to clarify the truth about Falun Gong on the evening of July 27, 2014, when they came across a man and a woman. They talked to them about the persecution. The man snatched the scooter key from the practitioner and ordered the woman to call and ask officers from Wenyilu Police Station to come and arrest the practitioners.

The two practitioners tried to reason with them. One of the bystanders said to the man, “The Chinese Communist Party is indeed mean. Why can't they distribute fliers? What do you want them for?”

The man wouldn't listen. As the two practitioners tried to leave, he grabbed one of them and held her down on the ground, then took her purse. The two practitioners struggled and escaped. The police came later and took away the scooter.

This man's identity is unknown at this time. He was in his forties and could be a domestic security or plainclothes officer.