(Minghui.org) Two women in Mianyang City, Sichuan Province were interrogated and mistreated for raising awareness about their faith in Falun Gong, an ancient spiritual and meditation discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.

Ms. Yang Guangmei, 80, and Ms. Luo Ying went to the nearby Guandi Town to distribute informational materials and talk to people about Falun Gong on August 21, only to be reported. The police arrived quickly and shoved both women into the police car, despite Ms. Yang’s advanced age.

Both women were brought to the Guandi Police Station. The police searched their bags and confiscated their Falun Gong materials, before reporting them to the Domestic Security Office in Fucheng District in Mianyang City.

An agent named Zhao Houjun came half an hour later. He asked about Ms. Yang and Ms. Luo's names and addresses, as well as where they got the Falun Gong materials. The practitioners refused to answer his questions.

The police then took both women to the Shitang Police Station in Fucheng District and interrogated them in separate rooms. Both practitioners were restrained to a metal interrogation chair. Ms. Luo resisted when the police tried to put shackles on her. They then stepped on her feet and forcibly put a pair of handcuffs on her feet.

The police videotaped the entire interrogation, but both women refused to cooperate. The two practitioners were taken back to the Guandi Police Station after the interrogation. The police didn’t release them until 10 p.m., after they received the release notice from the Domestic Security Office.

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