(Minghui.org) Two elderly women in Xi'an City were arrested on May 19, 2018, for talking to people about the Chinese communist regime's persecution of Falun Gong, a mind-body practice based on the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.

Ms. Dou Shujun, 81, and Ms. Peng Dayun, 73, were taken to the local Dizhai Police Station. They tried to explain that Falun Gong is nothing like what is depicted by the state propaganda, but the police cursed the founder of Falun Gong.

The two Falun Gong practitioners refused to sign the interrogation record and were forced to sit up for the entire night. Three officers ransacked their homes the following morning.

The police tried to make Ms. Dou and Ms. Peng sign some paperwork after searching their homes, but the two women refused to comply with the demand.

Both women were found to have health problems, and the local Xinhe Brainwashing Center declined to take them. They were then released. Ms. Dou had her picture taken against her will before returning home.