(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Feng Yan was illegally arrested in Qionghai City, Hainan Province, on March 1, 2016. Her daughter-in-law, Ms. Yin Meiping, was arrested on February 3, 2016. Both are detained in the Haikou City Brainwashing Center.

Over 100 banners about Falun Gong were displayed in Haikou City before the Chinese New Year. The police believe that these two women were involved.

The women are being monitored by several guards in the brainwashing center. They are being brainwashed by brainwashing experts.

Their family is very worried. Ms. Feng's paralyzed husband depends on his wife to care for him. Due to the extreme stress and worry, Ms. Yin's 80-year-old mother is now ill.

Arrests in 2016

Police went to Ms. Feng Yan's home to arrest her before the Chinese New Year. Her paralyzed husband tightly grabbed her hand and would not let go. The family was afraid that the police would mistreat him, so they signed a guarantee statement, promising that Ms. Feng would give up Falun Gong, to prevent her from being arrested.

Ms. Feng was forced to leave home to avoid further persecution. The Heilongjiang Province and Hainan Province Public Security Bureaus issued an arrest warrant, and Ms. Feng was arrested on March 1.

More than 12 officers broke into the home of Ms. Feng Yan's daughter-in-law Ms. Yin Meiping on February 3, 2016, and arrested her.

Ongoing Persecution

Ms. Feng has been repeatedly persecuted since the persecution of Falun Gong started in July 1999.

Several dozen police officers broke into her home on January 13, 2002, and arrested more than 20 Falun Gong practitioners. The practitioners were taken to the Jianhua Police Station.

Ms. Feng was interrogated and handcuffed to the heating pipes for more than 30 minutes. She was then transferred to the Daqing City Detention Center. She went on a three-and-a-half month hunger strike to protest her unlawful detention. She was force-fed and almost died. She lost about 50 pounds.

She was later detained in the Harbin Women's Forced Labor Camp for two-and-a-half years. In the camp she was forced to watch videos that slandered Falun Gong, and the guards pressured her to write the three statements, promising to give up Falun Gong. She was forced to do military training exercises under the baking sun, and work in the workshops from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily, making toothpicks and chopsticks. She was released in May 2005.

Ms. Feng started practicing Falun Gong in December 1996. Within days her chronic illnesses, including low blood pressure, heart disease, and ulcers, disappeared. Once bad-tempered, she became kind. Everyone who knew her said that she became compassionate and considerate after she began practicing Falun Gong.