78-year-old Woman Released Six Hours After Arrest for Talking to People about Falun Gong
(Minghui.org) A 78-year-old woman in Dandong City, Liaoning Province was reported on December 9, 2020 for talking to people on the street about the persecution of her faith, Falun Gong. Three officers came soon and dragged her to the police station.
Upon arriving at the police station, a group of officers scolded Ms. Xu Shuzhen: “The government has banned Falun Gong and you are still practicing it. For people like you, we will have to suspend your pension in order to straighten you out!”
Ms. Xu wasn’t intimidated and said, “You, as law enforcement personnel, should be protecting and serving the people. How dare you talk to me with such an attitude? I didn’t do anything that violated the law. I’m not aware of any law in China that criminalizes Falun Gong. It was Jiang Zemin’s (the former leader of the Chinese Communist Party) personal decision to start the persecution.”
The police all stopped talking. Ms. Xu continued, “I have practiced Falun Gong for more than twenty years and I have always enjoyed good health. A few years ago, I had a stroke and I recovered by just doing the Falun Gong exercises. Isn’t that amazing? How can I stop practicing something so good? You talked about suspending my pension. That’s the money I earned myself through hard work. It’s my money and you can suspend it if you say so? That’s illegal.”
None of the officers refuted Ms. Xu. After holding her in the police station for six hours, they released her at around 4 p.m.