Liaoning Woman Held in Mental Hospital after Arrest for Her Faith
(Minghui.org) A Shenyang City, Liaoning Province resident has been held at a mental hospital since her arrest in February 2020 for disseminating information about her faith in Falun Gong.
Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is an ancient spiritual and meditation practice that has been persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party since 1999.
Ms. Wang Qiuping, in her 60s, was first arrested on February 22, 2020 after being reported for distributing information about Falun Gong. The police confiscated her valuables, such as cash, watch, and bike. The pass she used to leave her subdivision during the coronavirus lockdown was also taken away.
Two officers verbally abused and beat her while interrogating her in the local police station.
Although Ms. Wang managed to escape from the police station that night, the police tracked her down through her cellphone and arrested her again on February 27. They also found her home address through the police database and confiscated her Falun Gong books and the printer she used to make the flyers for distribution.
After more than one month of detention at a mental hospital, the police took Ms. Wang for a physical examination on April 13, 2020, in preparation to transfer her to a local detention center.
Prior to this latest arrest, Ms. Wang was arrested on March 26, 2011 after being reported for distributing materials about Falun Gong. She was given one year at Masanjia Forced Labor Camp, where she was forced to do intensive unpaid labor, denied family visits and ordered to read and watch slanderous materials defaming Falun Gong.