Gansu Woman Missing for Two Weeks and Counting
(Minghui.org) A 72-year-old woman in Lanzhou City, Gansu Province has gone missing since October 26, 2020. Her family suspected that she has been arrested for her faith in Falun Gong, a mind-body discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.
On October 9, 2020, Ms. Ma Jun talked to a person on the street and gave him a calendar with information about Falun Gong. After another passerby saw her, he took the calendar from the previous person and reported Ms. Ma. He also followed Ms. Ma and grabbed her clothes when she was crossing the street.
Ms. Ma ran into a public restroom and hid inside. That man who reported her, three officers from the Yanxilu Police Station who had just arrived, and a restroom janitor, all male, waited outside for two hours. As Ms. Ma still refused to come out, the janitor went inside and dragged her out. She was then brought to the Yanxilu Police Station.
The police reported Ms. Ma to the Domestic Security Office and asked them to come over to handle her case. The Domestic Security Office agents didn’t show up until 8 p.m. They sent Ms. Ma back home in the evening and took away her Falun Gong books.
On October 10, three staff members from the residential committee came to Ms. Ma’s home and asked her to report to the police on Monday.
On the morning of October 12, Ms. Ma went to the police station and the officer on duty asked her where she got the materials for distribution, whether she had more at home, and whether she had a computer. The officer also asked Ms. Ma to stop contacting other local Falun Gong practitioners.
For the next week, the residential committee staff returned several times to harass Ms. Ma. She attempted to clarify the facts about Falun Gong to them, but they refused to listen.
On the afternoon of October 23, Ms. Ma wrote a letter to the residential committee staff and prepared to hand-deliver it to them herself.
When her family came to visit her on October 25, no one opened the door. For the next week, they came back a few times and Ms. Ma was still not home. On October 31, they finally opened her door and saw that the door of her cabinets near her bed and another cabinet that she used to put Falun Gong books were empty. The box on the table that she usually kept her copy of Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Gong, was empty. The photo of Falun Gong’s founder and her laptop were also gone. The area between the front door and the living room was very messy and had a lot of dirt on the floor. It seemed that many people once stood there. The floor in her living room was relatively clean.
Ms. Ma’s family visited several local detention centers and still hasn’t found her whereabouts at the time of writing.
Prior to Ms. Ma’s latest arrests, she had been incarcerated in detention centers, brainwashing centers, and prisons for a total of 14 and a half years for refusing to renounce her faith in Falun Gong.
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