Shanghai Woman's Month-long Detention for Her Faith Traumatizes Disabled Daughter
(Minghui.org) A Shanghai resident was detained for a month for her faith in Falun Gong, a mind-body discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.
A group of six officers broke into Ms. You Jia’s home on May 29, 2020 and arrested her for distributing informational materials about Falun Gong. The officers searched her place and confiscated her Falun Gong books, a laptop, a printer and some printing paper. Ms. You was in her pajamas when the police arrived. The officers didn't allow her to change clothes when they took her away.
When Ms. You’s husband and their lawyers went to the Zhoujiadu Police Station in the evening to seek her release, they were told that she had already been transferred to the Pudongxinqu Detention Center.
Ms. You’s 15-year-old daughter has autism and DiGeorge syndrome (a rare chromosomal disorder characterized by the deletion of a small segment of chromosome 22) and has been relying on her mother for care. The teenager couldn’t sleep at night and kept asking for her mother. Her father, who had to work to support the family, struggled to care for her with no help around (his parents live out of town, and his mother-in-law is still recovering from surgery for lung cancer).
Ms. You was released on June 28 after one month of detention.