Police Scale the Fence to Arrest Woman Living Alone in the Middle of the Night
(Minghui.org) The police in Damoujia Town, Shandong Province scaled the fence of a local woman at 3:30 am on August 7, 2019 and arrested her after finding a pair of couplets on her door about Falun Gong.
Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.
The police seized Ms. Xie Yuqin by the arms and covered her mouth to prevent her from shouting, before pushing her into the police car.
They brought the 52-year-old woman to Damoujia Police Station.
The police later returned to Ms. Xie's home and ransacked her place without her presence. Her Falun Gong books, computer and cellphone were confiscated.
Ms. Xie's husband, who works in another city, rushed back after learning her arrest, only to see a complete mess at home after the police raid.
He went to the police station to seek his wife's release, but was turned away.
The officers sat Ms. Xie in a metal chair and tied her arms to the chair's back. They savagely beat her, leaving deep bruises on her shoulders, back and arms. One officer then grabbed her hand and forced her to put her fingerprints on a fabricated interrogation record against her will.
Ms. Xie was taken to Weifang Detention Center on the next day. Because she protested the persecution and refused to follow the rules there, the guards didn't allow her to change clothes and refused to provide her with daily necessities, including toothpaste and toilet paper.
When her son and her lawyer went to the police station on August 22 to inquire about her case, Liu Gang, the head of the police station, denied that they had abused Ms. Xie. He also threatened to report the lawyer for representing a Falun Gong case.
Because of not renouncing her faith, Ms. Xie has been repeatedly arrested, harassed and had her home ransacked since 2007.