Police Raid 82-Year-Old's Home for Her Faith in Falun Gong
(Minghui.org) The police in Guiyang City, Guizhou Province raided the home of an 82-year-old woman on September 12, 2019, for her faith in Falun Gong, a mind-body practice that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.
The police confiscated all of Ms. Liu Wanqin’s personal belongings related to Falun Gong, from books to crafts and calendars, and left without showing her the confiscation list.
Below is Ms. Liu’s self-account of the police raid.
“I was cooking at home when someone knocked on the door. I thought it was my son who brought mooncakes for me, as it was the Mid-Autumn Festival on the next day.
“As the person called my name, I realized that it was the police, not my son. As I hesitated whether to open the door, the police knocked on the door harder and harder.
“Through the peephole, I saw it was police officer Jin Yingxun, who has been harassing me once or twice every year. Every time they came, they took pictures of my home and collected my blood sample.
“I really didn’t want to open the door for them. But then a male officer said, ‘If you don’t open the door, we’ll ask your son to do it for us. We won’t stay here for long and just want to take a few pictures.’
“I didn’t want them to find my son, so I opened the door. Officer Jin pointed to the officer next to her and said to me, ‘This is our supervisor.’
“This supervisor quickly showed me his badge. Before I could see what’s on it, he pushed me aside and rushed into my living room. I almost fell.
“In no time, a dozen plainclothes officers came into my home and stood in my living room.
“The supervisor went to my bedroom to take pictures. Two female officers held me on the sofa. Just as I sat down, the supervisor came over and snatched my keys. The pocket on my clothes was ripped off.
“With the keys, they opened my cabinets and drawers and turned my home upside down. All of my Falun Gong related items, including some precious collections from the past two decades, were taken away.
“The officers still called my son and asked him to come and sign the confiscation list. But neither he nor I was allowed to take a look at the document before the police left.”