(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Zhao Lina from Qingdao City was arrested on November 16, 2016 by police from the Xin'an Police Station for practicing Falun Gong, a peaceful cultivation practice.

Police broke into her home and illegally arrested her in front of her three year and fifteen month old toddlers.

She was taken to the police station for interrogation. She was handcuffed with her arms behind her back to an iron chair, a torture instrument. The handcuffs cut into her wrists. Police slapped her more than a dozen times.

Police transferred her to the Qingtao City Second Detention Center the next day. The Economic Development District Procuratorate approved her arrest on November 29, 2016.

Her husband went to the detention center to request her release several times, without success. They ignored the fact that the two small children need their mother.

Ms. Zhao's family hired a defense lawyer, who went to see her on January 12, 2016, and learned about the torture that she suffered in the police station. The bruises on her wrists were still clearly visible.

Ms. Zhao filed a criminal complaint against the police officers who tortured her.