Retired College Professor Suspected of Distributing Information about Her Faith, Monitored Around the Clock for Weeks
(Minghui.org) A 70-year-old woman in Lanzhou City, Gansu Province was monitored around the clock for weeks between late February and March 2020 for her faith in Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party since 1999.
Officers broke into the home of Ms. Wang Chunhua, a retired professor of Northwest Normal University, on February 25, 2020, by deceiving her into believing they were there to conduct a census.
The officers claimed that they noticed many Falun Gong-related materials hanging on people’s doors in the neighborhood and suspected Ms. Wang of putting them up. Without a search warrant, they ransacked her place and confiscated her computer, printer, Falun Gong books and some related materials.
Ms. Wang tried to clarify the facts about Falun Gong to the officers, but they didn’t listen. A young officer in his 30s responded that the Chinese Communist Party was the best and that he didn’t believe he would incur karmic retribution for taking part in the persecution.
The same officer also forcibly collected Ms. Wang’s fingerprints, palm prints and blood sample. Prior to harassing Ms. Wang, he had harassed several other practitioners living in the neighborhood.
Before leaving, the police ordered Ms. Wang to sign the interrogation record. She refused.
One officer returned to her home on February 27 and demanded she sign the interrogation record or face five days of detention. Ms. Wang refused to open the door.
The officers harassed her a few more times between February 29 and March 20, 2020. Ms. Wang noticed there were people outside of her apartment building around the clock to monitor her during that period.