(Minghui.org) Nine Falun Gong practitioners from Shihe Town, Jinzhou District of Dalian City, were arrested for distributing The Epoch Times' exclusive series, “The Ultimate Goal of Communism,” on March 18, 2018.

The practitioners drove to Yuantun Village, Paotai Town, Jinpu New Area, Wafangdian City in rented vehicles to distribute the free books to residents. They were reported to the police and taken to the Paotai Town Police Station in Jinpu New Area.

The nine practitioners are Mr. Liu Xiyong, Mr. Zhou Xing, Mr. Li Tianxue, Mr. Wang Lizhi, Ms. Zhang Sanman, Ms. Tan Chunrong, Ms. Gu Xiuhua, and Mr. and Mrs. Sun.

The police separated the practitioners, who were then held in four detention centers on March 19, 2018.

The nine practitioners were next taken to a hospital for physical examinations following their arrest.

Seventy-seven-year-old Mr. Liu Xiyong was found to be in a dangerous state with extremely high blood pressure of 200mm.

The police attempted to take him to the Sanli Detention Center in Jinzhou District, but the detention center refused to admit him, given his condition. They took Mr. Liu home at 2 a.m. the next morning.

The police ransacked Ms. Gu Xiuhua's home immediately following her arrest. They confiscated a printer, a laptop, a desktop computer, and all Falun Gong books from her home.