(Minghui.org) Police raided six Lingqiu County residents’ homes simultaneously at around 5 a.m. on February 4, 2018, less than two weeks before the Chinese New Year.

These residents were targeted because they refuse to renounce Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline being persecuted by the Chinese communist regime.

The group of agents targeting Ms. Wang Zhijie broke into her neighbor’s home by mistake. The neighbor was reading a book, and an officer snatched it away. The police then realized she wasn’t Ms. Wang, so they left to scale the fence of Ms. Wang’s home. They took Ms. Wang away without even allowing her to put on a coat.

Ms. Wang Xiuping’s home was raided in a similar manner, with police scaling her fence as well.

These two practitioners, together with Ms. Wang Guixiang, are being held at Datong City Second Detention Center.

The other three practitioners, Ms. Wang Zhenxia, Ms. Liu Guirong, and Mr. Li Guannan, are being held at Datong City First Detention Center.

Ms. Wang Zhijie’s husband has been scheduled for surgery, and Ms. Wang Guixiang’s husband is bedridden. Both men had relied on their wives to care for them and are now left to fend for themselves.