(Minghui.org) Three Falun Gong practitioners in Maoming City, Guangdong Province, including two in their 80s, were harassed in the past few months for their faith.

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

A group of officers broke into the home of 84-year-old Ms. Liao Yuying on June 9, 2022. As she wasn’t home, the police installed a new lock on her front door, kept two keys for themselves, and handed the other two to her neighbor to pass on to Ms. Liao. To avoid further persecution, Ms. Liao lived away from home. When she returned in early July, the police came to harass her again and threatened to tie her up and arrest her. She was forced to live away from home one more time.

When Ms. Mei Heng returned home one day in late August 2022, she realized that a tall man in his 40s had followed her into her apartment building. The man came back the next day and said to the security personnel in Ms. Mei’s subdivision that he was from the Domestic Security Office and that the security should pay close attention to Falun Gong practitioners living there as the communist regime’s 20th Party Congress was coming up in mid-October.

Also in late August, Mr. Ding Jiaxi, 88, noticed a tall man in his 40s standing outside of his apartment building and looking at everyone coming out of the entrance. A neighbor told Mr. Ding that the man had been there for half an hour and that he had never seen the man in the neighborhood before.

A similar incident happened again on the afternoon of September 2, when a tall man wearing black stood outside of Mr. Ding’s apartment building and looked at everyone coming out.