(Minghui.org) A residential committee in Lianjiang City, Guangdong Province summoned a local resident, Ms. Li Qunzhen, 80, in early August 2022 and ordered her to sign a statement to renounce her faith in Falun Gong, a mind-body practice that has been targeted by the Chinese Communist Party since 1999.

Ms. Li refused to comply and instead told the residential committee members how she had benefitted from practicing Falun Gong and that she could still take care of her incapacitated husband despite her age.

Days later, on August 21, Ms. Li’s husband fell into a critical condition and was hospitalized. When Ms. Li rode her tricycle to the hospital to visit him on August 25, the residential committee secretary, who was driving a car, hit her front wheel. In no time, a group of officers and residential committee staff members surrounded her and dragged her to a police car. After taking her to the police station, the officers interrogated her and collected her fingerprints.

Later in the day, a dozen officers ransacked Ms. Li’s home, including the rooms of her daughter, her son, and daughter-in-law, and the couple’s son, who were living in the same apartment unit with her. Even the rooms of her tenants upstairs weren’t spared.

The police claimed that they have been monitoring her daily life for two years. She was found to be mailing letters about Falun Gong and most of the letters had been intercepted by them. She was also recorded by surveillance cameras distributing informational materials about Falun Gong near the park and the hospital in 2021.

At the time of writing, Ms. Li has been released on bail to take care of her husband. Both she and her daughter, who signed up to be her guarantor, aren’t allowed to go out of town and must report to the police anytime they are summoned.

Perpetrators’ contact information:

Han Jing (韩靖), head of Lianjiang City Police Department: +86-13702886123Li Hui (李辉), secretary of Luozhou Street Committee: +86-13709631201Chen Baoshun (陈保舜), officer of Lianjiang City Political and Legal Affairs Committee: +86-18320423214

(More perpetrators’ contact information is available in the original Chinese article.)