(Minghui.org) A fire protection engineer in Beijing has been detained for a week for her faith in Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.

Ms. Zhao Yanhua, 38, was arrested at her workplace on November 15, 2019. The police handcuffed her in front of her colleagues and took her away.

When one of her colleagues attempted to call her family to inform them of her arrest, the police shouted at the colleague, “Who are you calling? How can you make a phone call at such a serious moment?”

The police confiscated Ms. Zhao’s two cellphones and computer. They forced her to take them to her home by threatening to target her son if she didn’t cooperate. It is unclear what items were confiscated from her home.

Ms. Zhao was sent to Shunyi Detention Center at around 10:00 p.m.

The police summoned her husband to the local police station the next day and held him there for two hours. Ms. Zhao’s mother went to the police station on the same day to seek her release and the police said that they arrested Ms. Zhao because she was seen on surveillance camera distributing informational materials about Falun Gong.