(Minghui.org) Since early August 2020, more than ten Falun Gong practitioners in Pudongxin District, Shanghai have had their blood samples and biometrics forcibly taken by the police. 

Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is an ancient spiritual and meditation discipline. It has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999. In addition to relentless torture and long prison terms, many practitioners have been killed for their organs by the authorities to fuel the lucrative transplant industry in China.

Some suspect that the recent collection of biometrics and blood samples from the practitioners is for the authorities to establish a massive DNA and organ matching database, as well as to enhance the surveillance of practitioners through China's extensive monitoring network.

One of the latest victims of blood collection in Shanghai is Mr. Qiu Yinlong, a veteran who is now working in the home renovation and real estate businesses. 

On September 10, 2020, four police officers went to Mr. Qiu’s home to look for him. As Mr. Qiu wasn’t home when the officers came the first time, they returned hours later and forcibly took Mr. Qiu’s blood sample despite his strong objection.

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Shanghai Police Forcibly Collect Blood Samples and Biometrics from Falun Gong Practitioners