Falun Dafa Practitioner from Hong Kong Arrested in Beijing
(Clearwisdom.net) RFA reported on June 12, 2006 that a female Falun Dafa practitioner from Hong Kong was arrested and is still detained in Beijing for passing out fliers.
Arrested Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Liu Ding, 66, is a retired Hong Kong government employee who taught in public schools.
Ms. Liu's daughter Hu Ying said on Tuesday, June 6, 2006, that her mother went to deliver a meal to her father who is paralyzed and a long-term patient in the Guang'an Hospital in Beijing, but soon lost contact with her family. On the same evening her brother and other relatives went looking for her overnight and could not find her anywhere. On the morning of Wednesday, June 7, 2006, more than 10 policemen and State Security agents came searching their home in Beijing, telling her brother that Ms. Liu Ding had been arrested for passing out Falun Gong fliers to residents near the hospital. Police took away their computer, books, discs, and her brother's toolbox, among other things.
Ms. Hu Ying called Xuanwu District Police Department, asking why they detained her mother, but they would not issue a reasonable explanation. She was very upset about the accusations brought against her mother.
Ms. Liu Ding has a bone spur in her neck. She has been detained for six days. Her daughter Hu Ying and her family have been refused visiting privileges by police officials with the excuse that the case is under investigation. Her father has been unable to sleep since the incident. Ms. Hu Ying is very worried about her parents.
Ms. Hu Ying said that her mother is a permanent resident of Hong Kong, and they have requested help from the Hong Kong Immigration Department to secure the release of her mother.
Ms. Liu Ding was born in Hong Kong, graduated from Jinan University in Guangzhou, and taught in Beijing for 30 years. She continued teaching in Hong Kong in 1991, and then began teaching in Nongpudao Public Elementary School in Hong Kong in 1995. She retired in 2000. She has twice won merit awards from the Education Bureau for excellence in teaching. Due to her husband's sickness, she came back to Beijing to take care of him.
The Falun Dafa Association in Hong Kong issued a declaration requesting the release of Ms. Liu Ding and other detained Falun Dafa practitioners immediately. Six Hong Kong residents, including Ms. Liu Ding, have been arrested and detained in Mainland China, and only three of them have been released thus far.