Chinese Street Offices Collaborate in Persecution
(Minghui.org) A Guangzhou City resident was arrested when accompanying relatives of her friends to a street office to ask for the release of her friends, who were arrested for practicing Falun Dafa.
A street office is the lowest organization in China's administrative system. It is responsible for monitoring citizens and carrying out certain administrative tasks. Since the Communist regime started its persecution of Falun Dafa in 1999, some street offices have collaborated with police to spy on, harass, and arrest Falun Dafa practitioners.
Huangshi Street Office in Guangzhou, the largest city in southern China, worked with police to arrest Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Dong Wenzhong and detain him at a brainwashing center in March 2017. Mr. Dong's wife, who was also a practitioner, was arrested last year.
Practitioner Ms. Chen Yonghui is a friend of Mr. Dong and his wife. She went with Mr. Dong's family members to the Huangshi Street Office on July 14 to request the release of both Mr. Dong and his wife. Staff at the Huangshi Street Office called the Huangshi Street Police Station and had Ms. Chen arrested.
The Huangshi Street Police Station notified Ms. Chen's family on July 15 that she was under administrative detention for 10 days. She was detained at Baiyun District Detention Center under the charge of “using a heretical organization to undermine the implementation of the law.”
Ms. Chen's family runs a glue roller factory. After Ms. Chen's arrest, the police asked her husband to relocate their family. He found the request unreasonable and refused to comply. The authorities then cut the factory’s electricity supply on July 17, halting production and depriving air conditioning from the employees who lived at the factory.
A Baby Saved But a Business Destroyed
When Ms. Chen was pregnant in 2012, doctors told her that her baby had problems and that she should have an abortion.
She went to her sister's home with a great deal of pain in her abdomen. She accidentally grabbed a card with the words, “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” She read the words a few times, and her pain disappeared.
This led her to start practicing Falun Dafa. She delivered a healthy baby without complications.
Ms. Chen was arrested on June 25, 2015, for telling the public about Falun Dafa and the persecution. During her 30-day detention, police forced her husband to relocate their original factory facilities. Having no place to move their machinery to, her husband was forced to sell the equipment as scrap metal.