(Minghui.org) An 82-year-old man was arrested after being reported for talking to people about Falun Gong. He was held in a local police station for a day and interrogated.

Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.

Mr. Gu Jiushou, a retired Chongqing University professor, talked to people about Falun Gong at a bus station on November 9, 2021. He also urged people to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to avoid becoming accomplices in the crimes it has committed.

After someone agreed to quit the CCP, Mr. Gu left the bus station and went to a local job fair to talk to people there about Falun Gong. Shortly after he arrived, seven officers surrounded him. They claimed that he’d been reported for promoting Falun Gong and demanded to search his bag. Mr. Gu refused to comply and shouted “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance is good” in protest.

The police dragged him to their car and handcuffed him. They also rolled up his down jacket and its inner layers and ripped off his belt. At the police station, they had him sit on a metal chair.

That afternoon, Mr. Gu asked to use the restroom. Because his pants kept falling down without his belt, the officer who went with him had to hold up his pants for him. The officer initially refused to open his handcuffs but later relented. He handcuffed Mr. Gu again after he finished using the restroom and kept him handcuffed until 8 p.m. after he was taken to the interrogation room.

The police demanded to know Mr. Gu's name and the names of his two sons and where he got the Falun Gong materials found in his bag. He didn’t say anything.

The police called Mr. Gu’s sons at around 10 p.m. and asked them to pick him up. The police gave him 15 days of detention but didn’t enforce it.

Before letting him go, the police measured Mr. Gu’s height and took front, left, and right side photos of him. He was exhausted and his sons had to hold him up as they walked out of the police station.