(Minghui.org) Ms. Yang Hemei and her husband Chen Pengfei were illegally arrested by local police on March 4, 2014. The two practitioners are being held in the Pingdingshan Detention Center.

Ms. Yang was distributing Falun Gong materials in the Weidong District, on March 4, 2014, at 4:00 p.m. Someone who didn't know the truth about the persecution of Falun Gong, reported her. Officers from the Dong'anlu Police Station arrested her. Eight officers broke into Ms. Yang's home, at 8:00 p.m., and confiscated many of her belongings. They also arrested her husband Mr. Chen. The next afternoon, Qiao Xiangyang, director of the Weidong District 610 Office, ordered the couple to be held in the Pingdingshan City Detention Center.

Persecution Ms. Yang Previously Suffered

Ms. Yang, 58, was retired from the analytical laboratory of Henan Province Nonferrous Metal Geological Second Group. She and her husband live in Pingdingshan City, Henan Province. They began to practice Falun Dafa in 1996.

Han Haisheng, director of Weidong District 610 Office in Pingdingshan City, lead a group of officers in 2001 to arrest dozens of practitioners, including Ms. Yang, Mr. Wang Jun, and Ms. Liu Aiying. The practitioners were taken to the Pingdingshan City Mental Hospital, where they were tortured. Ms. Yang was able to escape from the hospital. After that, she lived a destitute life to avoid further persecution.

After she returned to work, the agents from the 610 Office constantly monitored and followed her. Many times they took her into custody and detained her in a brainwashing center where they tortured her.