(Minghui.org) Seven practitioners from Changchun City were interrogated, arrested, and detained on August 6, 2015, when they went to a domestic security division in Jilin Province. They attempted to rescue Mr. Wang Jiangying, who had been illegally detained.

The seven practitioners included Ms. Wang Yuying, Mr. Zhang Zhihua, Mr. Jing Fengwei, Ms. Song Jingxia, Ms. Dou Shuxian, Li Guiling, and Ms. Zhang Xiaoming.

Mr. Wang was taken to the Siping Detention Center. All other practitioners were held at the Gongzhuling Detention Center for 15 days and then released.

Rescue Attempt Results in Arrest

Mr. Wang Jianying is in his 70s and lives in Wanlong Village. Four police officers broke into his home and ransacked it on July 27, 2015. They confiscated his cell phones, laptop, desktop computers, a television, a printer, and Falun Gong books. They arrested him and took him to the Gongzhuling City Detention Center.

Mr. Wang's sister (Ms. Wang Yuying) and six practitioners proceeded to the detention center to rescue Mr. Wang. They talked to the guards about the persecution of Falun Gong, and the guards were very sympathetic to Mr. Wang's situation. However, they indicated that they were powerless to change it, but suggested that the practitioners go to the Xiangshui Police Station instead.

The practitioners went there the next day. Still, they were only told that they should talk to the Gongzhuling Domestic Security Division.

So, the practitioners went to the Gongzhuling Domestic Security Division on August 7. They met with Deputy Captain Xu Zhiwei and other officers. While the practitioners told them the facts about Falun Gong, Xu and his officers took photos and videos of the practitioners and interrogated them.

They body searched the practitioners, and on Ms. Zhang Xiaoming they found currency of about a few hundred yuan labeled with Falun Gong truth-clarification. They arrested her, collected a urine sample, and took her to the Siping Detention Center.

The other practitioners were verbally abused during the interrogation. At midnight, the police forced their finger and palm prints from them and took them to the Gongzhuling Detention Center.

Persecution in the Detention Center

Agents from the 610 Office and the Political and Legal Affairs Committee came to the detention center on August 9 and ordered that the center brainwash the six practitioners. They forced them to watch DVDs that smeared Falun Gong, and they ordered that former practitioners try to force them into giving up their belief.

Several police officers took blood samples on August 12. When the practitioners resisted, each was pressed down by about six officers and had his or her blood taken forcibly.

Two agents came and interrogated Ms. Li Guiling on August 15. They beat her face and head with water bottles, slapped her, and kicked her in the belly.

Xu Zhiwei and the captain of the domestic security division came and interrogated Mr. Jing Fengwei on August 20. They slapped him and punched him in his head and face.