Guangdong Police Harass Falun Gong Practitioner in Hunan for Putting Up Posters about Her Faith
(Minghui.org) The police in Guangdong Province traveled 260 miles to Hunan Province to harass a Falun Gong practitioner in her 80s, upon finding out that she had put up posters and distributed informational materials about Falun Gong in Guangdong.
Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.
Ms. Li Guihua, a resident of Chenzhou City, Hunan Province, went to Dongguan City, Guangdong Province to visit her son and daughter in early October 2019.
Ms. Li put up posters about Falun Gong near a local farmers’ market in Dongguan on October 12, 2019, one day before she returned home in Chenzhou.
The police later found out that it was Ms. Li who put up the posters after examining videos taken by surveillance cameras. They went to Ms. Li’s daughter’s home around 7 p.m. on October 15 to search for her. Failing to find her, the police went to her son’s home to harass him.
Upon seeing the police, some residents living in the same neighborhood as Ms. Li's son reported her for giving them Falun Gong materials.
Ms. Li’s son was forced to write a statement, promising not to promote Falun Gong anymore.
The police returned to Ms. Li’s daughter’s home at around 10 p.m. and searched her closets.
On the morning of October 16, 2019, four officers from Dongguan and their counterparts in Chenzhou broke into Ms. Li’s home. They searched every room and took pictures of everything without showing a search warrant. Ms. Li was brought to the local police station one hour later.
The police took pictures of Ms. Li and collected her blood and urine samples. They also took her cellphone and returned it a few hours later. Ms. Li was forced to sign an unknown document before being released around 8 p.m.