A Resident of Jiangxi Province Arrested for His Faith, Daughter Terrified by Police Raid
(Minghui.org) Mr. Geng Decheng, a resident of Yingtan City, Jiangxi Province, didn't come home after he went to visit a relative in Jinxi County about 40 miles away on the morning of February 27, 2019.
While his wife was cooking lunch the next day around noon, five officers knocked on the door.
The daughter opened the door. The police rushed in and began to search the home. They confiscated her parents' Falun Gong books and 300 yuan banknotes printed with information about Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline that is being persecuted by the communist regime since 1999.
The young woman's flash drive with her favorite music wasn't spared. She was so terrified that her face turned pale and she began to mumble nonsense to herself.
The police lingered until 4:00 p.m. They told Mr. Geng's wife, Ms. Shangguan Binying, that he had been arrested the day before and that he is now held at Jinxi County Detention Center and put on criminal detention. They didn't elaborate further on what triggered the arrest.
Mr. Geng, a former reporter at Yingtan City Radio and Television Bureau, has been repeatedly targeted together with his wife in the past 20 years for not renouncing their faith in Falun Gong.
On September 22, 2015, officers from Yingtai City 610 Office and Domestic Security Division ransacked the couple's home and arrested Ms. Shangguan.
Mr. Geng was detained for 15 days after he was reported for talking to people about Falun Gong in a park on April 16, 2016.
The couple was arrested again on May 31, 2018, for spreading information about Falun Gong. They were put on administrative detention for 15 days.
Their daughter, who was still a little girl when the persecution of Falun Gong began in 1999, suffered a mental breakdown because of the pressure and fear from the repeated home-ransacking, arrests and detention of her parents.
She was dealt another blow when her father was arrested again in 2019, eight days after the Lantern Festival (February 19) during the Chinese New Year holiday season.