Businesswoman Ms. Lu Fengxian Arrested for Her Faith
(Minghui.org) Ms. Lu Fengxian, in her 60s, a Falun Gong practitioner from Suihua City, was arrested on June 8, 2018. She was taken to the Sunwu County Detention Center. Her family has hired an attorney to represent her.
Ms. Lu went to Heihe City where she owns a rental business on June 2, 2018. She invited 15 Falun Gong practitioners to her house on June 8, 2018 for an experience-sharing meeting.
Police had tapped her phone and knew about the gathering. Approximately 10 police officers from the Aihui District Police Department Domestic Security Division broke into the house during the meeting and arrested all 16 practitioners. Ms. Lu and Ms. Yang Xiuli were taken to the Sunwu County Detention Center. The other 14 people were released on bail pending trial. Police ransacked Ms. Lu's house.
2015: Arrest and Extortion
Ms. Lu became a target of the authorities because of the persecution of other Falun Gong practitioners in Heihe City.
She was arrested at her home on October 22, 2015, by four officers from the Suihua Criminal Police and taken to the Suihua City Detention Center.
She was transferred to police in Heihe City 10 days later. They confiscated 30,000 yuan and her identification (ID) card.
2014: Failed Extortion Attempt
Ms. Lu had been persecuted multiple times in the past.
Ms. Lu's business is in Heihe City. Officers from the local Domestic Security Division extorted money from her throughout the years.
Police broke into her home in Heihe City in 2014 when she was out of town. They found only a document, stored on a PC, which they believed contained Falun Gong information. They used this as an excuse to confiscate the PC, several bank cards, and over 20,000 yuan, along with Ms. Lu's husband's identity card.
Ms. Lu's husband went to the Domestic Security Division to get the confiscated items the next day. While Wu Wenhan, other officers, and her husband got into an argument, Wu picked up a water cup and threw it at Mrs. Lu's husband. The glass broke and cut his arm, which caused bleeding.
Ms. Lu's husband then went to the head of the police department. Since the officers knew they were in the wrong they returned the confiscated items. The extortion attempt failed.
Ms. Lu, in her 60s, used to suffer many chronic diseases. She recovered after practicing Falun Gong, and became a kinder and more generous person. She let a family member in hardship live in her house rent-free for years and has extended help to many of her friends and relatives.