(Minghui.org) Ms. Wei Xiujuan, a lecturer on administrative leave from the Teacher's College of Beihua University in Jilin City, was arrested at the Changchun Railway Station on November 23, 2016. She was on her way to visit a relative in Changchun City. Officers from the Zhanqian Police Station made the arrest and claimed that she was a fugitive. Her crime? Ms. Wei practices Falun Gong, a peaceful spiritual discipline based on the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance.

According to police, Ms. Wei was added to the wanted list in September 2016 because she failed to respond to a summons issued by Jilin City's Gaoxin District Court.

Ms. Wei was handcuffed with her arms behind her back and taken to the Zhanqian Police Station. The officers then notified the Changjiang Police Station in Jilin City for assistance.

Officers from the Changjiang Police Station took Ms. Wei back to Jilin City late that night. She was very weak by the time they arrived in Jilin. Ms. Wei's husband, who had been waiting in front of the station, carried Ms. Wei into the station. He requested that Ms. Wei be hospitalized due to her heart condition. The officers refused and forced him out of the station.

Ms. Wei suffered an accelerated heartbeat that night and fainted. The officers took her to the No. 465 Hospital and she was diagnosed with high blood pressure.

The police still took her to the detention center the next day. The detention center refused to admit her because of her health problems.

The police released Ms. Wei only after they extorted 5,000 yuan from her family.

Ongoing Persecution

Ms. Wei and her husband, both lecturers at Teacher's College of Beihua University, were arrested and taken to the Shahezi Brainwashing Center on August 1, 2014. They were transferred to the Jilin Detention Center six days later.

Ms. Wei was later released on medical parole because of her health. Her husband was sentenced to a three-year term with five years of probation on April 13, 2015, after being detained for over eight months.

Husband and wife were put on administrative leave in August 2014 for practicing Falun Gong.

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