(Minghui.org) A Changli County, Hebei Province resident was released on March 16, 2022 after the Procuratorate decided not to approve her arrest for practicing Falun Gong.

Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is a spiritual and meditation practice that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.

Several officers knocked on Ms. Miao Yingqun’s door at 10 p.m. on February 7, 2022. Her family refused to let them in. Moments later, three officers got into their front yard by scaling the fence. After the family was forced to open the door, seven officers barged in and arrested Ms. Miao.

The police took Ms. Miao to the hospital for a physical examination. She was taken to the Chengguan Police Station at around midnight, handcuffed behind her back, and forced to sit in a metal interrogation chair overnight.

The police interrogated Ms. Miao the next afternoon. She refused to answer any questions and was then taken to the Qinhuangdao City No. 1 Detention Center.

The Procuratorate decided not approve Ms. Miao’s arrest. She was released on bail on March 16, yet the police are still in the process of fabricating evidence to frame her.

This was the second time that police have targeted Ms. Miao in the past two years, for her faith in Falun Gong.

Ms. Miao and her husband Mr. Fan Junyi (who doesn’t practice Falun Gong) were stopped by police at a checkpoint as they drove home on March 23, 2020. About one hour later, Liu Zuoliang, director of the local residential committee, led over ten officers to ransack the home of Ms. Miao’s younger sister, Ms. Miao Xiangqun, who also practices Falun Gong. Her Falun Gong books and printer, as well as many personal belongings, including a flashlight, foot moisturizer, and a plastic bag, with total worth being tens of thousands of yuan, were confiscated. The younger Ms. Miao was arrested as she returned from grocery shopping.

Another group of officers took Mr. Fan back home at around 5 p.m. that day and ransacked the residence he shared with his mother-in-law, who is nearly blind. His wife’s Falun Gong books, a laptop computer, their private car, and 16,000 yuan in cash were taken.

Mr. Fan, his wife, and her sister were taken to the Chengguan Police Station and interrogated. As the younger Ms. Miao refused to say her name, officer Wang Yuntao slapped her in the face, causing her face to swell and become bruised. She also felt tightness in her chest.

The Miao sisters and Mr. Fan were handcuffed behind their backs and starved for a day, before being released on bail on the evening of March 24.

Family’s Plight

Ms. Miao Yingqun began to practice Falun Gong in 1997. A year later, her husband, Mr. Fan, was sentenced to ten years for committing a crime, just when Ms. Miao was laid off by her workplace. She struggled to do odd jobs to raise their 3-year-old son and take care of her parents-in-law. Her parents later offered to help her take care of her son, so she moved back in with them. She also frequently visited her parents-in-law, cooked, and did the laundry for them.

Ms. Miao’s younger sister Ms. Miao Xiangqun contracted lumbar vertebral tuberculosis at age 17. After a surgery, she was bedridden for six months and had trouble walking since. After she got married, she couldn’t become pregnant for years. It was later found that the tuberculosis infection caused adhesions in the oviduct, resulting in her infertility. But shortly after she began to practice Falun Gong, she became pregnant and gave birth to a healthy baby girl.

The sisters’ father passed away from lung cancer in 2003. Two years later, the younger sister’s husband died in an accident. Along with her four-year-old daughter, she moved in with her mother to join her older sister and her son. The three broken families lived together and took care of each other.

Mr. Fan was released in 2006, two years ahead of time. He was grateful for what Ms. Miao did for the family.

Harassment of Son

In addition to the arrests and harassment the Miao sisters have faced over the years, Ms. Miao Yingqun’s son was also implicated in the persecution.

In early 2004, Ms. Miao and her son, then 9, were arrested and taken to a brainwashing center, after the police suspected Ms. Miao of distributing informational materials about Falun Gong. Although the police pretended to care for the little boy by giving him extra food, they went to his school to smear Falun Gong, causing the boy to be discriminated against by the principal, teachers, and classmates after he went back.

Ms. Miao’s son found a job as a customer representative at Amazon in Shijiazhuang after he graduated from college. He was promoted as a supervisor two years later at the age of 26, the youngest among all the other same-level managers.

But due to pressure from the persecution, her son was forced to resign from the job in June 2020 and his girlfriend was also forced to break up with him.

Perpetrators’ contact information:

Gao Jieli (高接力), officer of the Domestic Security Office: +86-15930035217, +86-18000333281Zhou Tieyong (周铁勇), officer of the Domestic Security OfficeMa Jianxin (马健新), officer of the Domestic Security Office: +86-13603237025, +86-18233591019Chang Jianjun (常建军), officer of the Chengguan Police StationXie Erlong (解二龙), officer of the Chengguan Police Station: +86-13933966117Zheng Xiaochang (郑晓昌), officer of the Chengguan Police Station: +86-13603352529Zhang Dajiang (张大江), officer of the Chengguan Police Station: +86-15333356876Liu Baoshan (刘宝山), officer of the Chengguan Police StationZhang Xinying (张新颖), officer of the Chengguan Police StationZhao Kai (赵凯), officer of the Chengguan Police StationLiu Jun (刘军), officer of the Chengguan Police StationWang Yuntao (王运涛), officer of the Chengguan Police StationWang Rongjiang (王荣江), officer of the Chengguan Police StationYan Xiaokun (燕小昆), officer of the Chengguan Police StationLiang Shuyun (梁淑云), officer of the Chengguan Police StationYuan Yinglong (袁英龙), officer of the Chengguan Police StationZhang Shifu (张师博), officer of the Chengguan Police StationZhang Meng (张梦), officer of the Chengguan Police StationLi Guang (李光), officer of the Chengguan Police StationYu Zhanhai (于占海), officer of the Chengguan Police Station: +86-16603358516Li Weili (李炜莉), prosecutor of Changli County Procuratorate: +86-13833501968