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21-Year-Old Woman Arrested by Police While Working in a Health Center

March 12, 2018 |   By a Minghui correspondent in Beijing

(Minghui.org) A young woman in Beijing was at work on February 28, 2018, when she was arrested and taken to the Guangming Police Station simply for distributing DVDs that contain information about Falun Gong.

Ms. Yang Dandan, 21, is currently detained at the Nihe Detention Center.

Ms. Yang Dandan

Arrest and Detention

Ms. Yang was working at the Nancai Town Health Center in Shunyi District when the director called her out. Seven police officers then arrested her and took her to the police station.

At 8 p.m. that evening, the police took her back to her home. A policewoman named Gao Junhua ransacked her house and found only a radio.

“Didn't you say you have books? Where are they? Don't you cultivate Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance?” Gao asked Ms. Yang fiercely.

The police eventually took Ms. Yang back to the police station and told her parents that she would be released shortly. However, she did not return home that night.

When her parents went to the police station the next morning to ask for her, they learned that Ms. Yang was on criminal detention for distributing DVDs containing information about Falun Gong in Yulong District.

A Difficult Childhood

Born in 1996, Ms. Yang was raised by her grandmother from the time she was five, after her parents were arrested for practicing Falun Gong, and could not return home for ten years.

Without her parents, she had a difficult childhood. She recalled a particularly frightening time when she had to walk home by herself one winter night.

Ms. Yang has never been able to celebrate New Year with her parents. Her parents would return home at midnight and leave before the sun was up.

When she was in college, the police went to her school to ask if she practiced Falun Gong and interrogated her about her parents' whereabouts.

But despite not having her parents by her side, Ms. Yang knew that her parents were arrested for practicing Falun Gong and for being good people. Thus, she also follows Falun Gong's principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and strives to be a good person.

In May 2011, her parents finally returned home but they were arrested again three days later and sentenced to two years of forced labor.

The family was reunited two years later in 2013 when her parents were released.

Her grandmother, who is in her 80s, still does not know about Ms. Yang's arrest.

Parties involved in the persecution of Ms. Yang:
Zhao Weimin, chief of Shunyi Branch of Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau: +86-10-69407676Fu Jianjun, deputy chief of Shunyi Branch of Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau: +86-10-69424957Mou Weijun, head of Guangming Police Station: +86-139-01036817Gao Junhua, policewoman: +86-136-61166732

(Contact information for additional parties is available in the original Chinese article.)