(Minghui.org) Four Falun Dafa practitioners were illegally arrested at the Dongying Train Station, after which their homes were ransacked.

The four practitioners included Mr. Wang Zhian, his wife Ms. Xia Deyun, his sister-in-law Ms. Xia Dezhen, and her husband Mr. Guo Shusen. Their parents were taking the train back to Beijing, so the practitioners were seeing them off.

The police stopped and searched Mr. Guo at the checkpoint and found a USB drive with information about the practice. They used that as an excuse to arrest all four practitioners.

While detained, the practitioners went on a hunger strike to protest their arrests. They were then taken to Shengli Hospital and force-fed.

Mr. Wang's wife, his sister-in-law, and her husband were later taken to the Binhai Detention Center in May 2018 for criminal detention.

Mr. Wang continued his hunger strike for over 40 days. He became extremely weak and threw up bile. To avoid being held responsible for his condition, the hospital released him on bail in early June 2018.

He was arrested again on June 25, 2018. His employer said he was locked in a hotel but would not say which one. His whereabouts is still unknown.

The police did not notify the practitioners' families of their arrests. After learning of the situation, their parents rushed back to Dongying City to try to see them, but the Binghai Police Department refused to let them visit the practitioners.

They were forced to return to Beijing and were even followed home, where their cell phones were confiscated. The police threatened Mr. Guo by leaving a map that showed the route to his son's workplace on the table in his home.

Mr. Wang, his wife, and Mr. Guo used to work at the Shengli Oil Field Company. Mr. Wang has a masters degree in engineering and was a manager at Shengli Oil Field's branch office. He and his wife, also an engineer, were forced to quit their jobs after the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began to persecute Falun Dafa in 1999.