A Homeless Son's Parents Ordered to Have Blood Test
(Minghui.org) Mr. Gao Yudong has been wanted by the local police for six years after managing to escape illegal arrest in 2008. A strange request came from the police recently when they ordered his parents to go to the Mingshan District Police Department to have a blood test on June 13, 2014. The police said that they needed it "to do a paternity test."
Officers from the Dongxing Police Station arrested Mr. Gao from Benxi City, Liaoning Province, on the evening of April 23, 2008. The police ransacked his home and confiscated two laptop computers, a printer, a cell phone and 10,000 yuan (about $1,608 USD).
Mr. Gao was handcuffed to an iron chair overnight at the police station. The following day, he was shown a list of dozens of practitioners' names. The police asked him to identify them. When he refused, the police beat and tortured him with electric batons throughout the day.
Mr. Gao managed to escape when he was being taken to the hospital. The police posted his name on the Internet and his picture was put up on the street. His parents asked the local police station to return the 10,000 yuan they had confiscated. They were told that the money would be used to search for their son.
Over the past six years, officers from the Benxi City 610 Office, the police department, and the local police station have been harassing Mr. Gao's parents, who are in their 70s.
Mr. Gao's home and telephone have been monitored, along with those of his relatives and friends. The local police department went to the company he worked for and ordered his colleagues to help them in their search. Mr. Gao's employer fired him after being pressured the authorities.
Mr. Gao had also been arrested four months prior, on January 10, 2008. When the guards and inmates beat him, he had a series of heart attacks and was taken to the Red Cross Hospital for emergency treatment. He was released on medical parole because the detention center didn't want to be held responsible for his condition.
The local Procuratorate, and the local court constantly harassed Mr. Gao and his family after his release. They said Mr. Gao would be given a severe sentence if he didn't write a guarantee statement saying that he would not practice Falun Gong. His family was also threatened and told that they would have to pay a lot of money to bail him out if he was arrested again.