Parents Arrested for Their Faith, Young Son Interrogated by Police
(Minghui.org) After a married couple was arrested for their faith, their son, an elementary school pupil, was taken to the local police station for interrogation. The young boy was terrified by the experience.
Ms. Cheng Xiaofu, 37, was born in Lulong County, Hebei Province. She is an accountant working for a company in Tianjin and lives in Shunyi District, Beijing with her husband, Mr. Hu Jun, and their two children.
Ms. Cheng and Mr. Hu both practice Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline being persecuted by the Chinese communist regime. Ms. Cheng credits Falun Gong for curing her Ménière's disease (an inner ear disorder that causes vertigo), but her pursuit of health landed her in police custody. She was detained for one week in 1999, when she was only 18.
Ms. Cheng and her family went to Mapo Town in Shunyi District on April 16, 2018, to distribute Falun Gong informational materials. The local police arrested Ms. Cheng and her husband and ransacked their home.
The police proceeded to take the couple's son out of school and interrogated him at the police station.
Mr. Hu was released on bail on April 18, but Ms. Cheng has remained captive since her arrest.
Ms. Cheng was so traumatized by her sudden arrest that she had a relapse of her Ménière's disease and fainted. After Nihe Detention Center declined to take her, the police sent her to a police hospital and kept her there for more than one month. While on their way to the hospital, some officers kicked and beat Ms. Cheng, when she was still unconscious.
Ms. Cheng's parents traveled from Hebei Province to Shunyi to request her release. The Mapo police not only refused to reveal her whereabouts but also asked their counterparts in Hebei to harass the elderly couple. Ms. Cheng's mother-in-law was also harassed.
Mr. Hu received a copy of his wife's arrest warrant on May 23. Her lawyer met with her at Nihe Detention Center and learned that she wasn't feeling well. The lawyer submitted a request to have her case dropped, and Wang Penglei of Shunyi District Procuratorate said he'd look into the matter and make a decision by July 20.