Woman in Her 70s Develops Medical Condition after Being Harassed by Police Four Times in Five Months
(Minghui.org) A woman in her 70s living by herself developed a medical condition after being harassed four times between January and May 2020 for her faith in Falun Gong.
Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is an ancient spiritual and meditation discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.
Ms. Li Shufeng, of Qixia City, Shandong Province, enjoyed good health after she took up Falun Gong 22 years ago. Despite her age, she still manages an apple farm. But the recent police harassment caused her so much mental distress that she began to have symptoms.
On her way home after finishing some work on the farm in recent weeks, Ms. Li fainted and collapsed by the roadside. Fortunately, her grandson was with her and sought medical attention.
To prevent the police from harassing her, Ms. Li asked her children to install a metal fence across her front yard, only to have the police scale the fence and break in.
During the most recent incident, Ms. Li saw a man looking at her through a window while she was eating. She was so scared that her heart started racing. After she calmed down a little, she realized it was a police officer and then noted two police cars parked in front of her house. A female officer stayed with the car and four male officers scaled the fence and entered her yard.
The officers then came inside and searched everywhere, including under her bed. The officer who appeared to be in charge shouted at Ms. Li, “Turn in your things to us now!”
Ms. Li asked them, “What do you want me to turn in?”
“Are you still practicing Falun Gong?”
“I’ve told you many times: absolutely!”
In response, the police snatched her Falun Gong keepsakes and a wall hanging that said, “Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance is good,” and left.