(Minghui.org) Authorities in Fuzhou City, Fujian Province have installed five surveillance cameras outside local resident Mr. Zuo Fusheng’s home to monitor him.
One camera faces his balcony, a second faces his front door, a third one monitors the hallway leading to the elevators, and the remaining two cameras are located near the staircases on either side of his apartment building.
Mr. Zuo, a veteran, was targeted for not renouncing his faith in Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.
The surveillance further escalated after October 20, 2021, with several people, sometimes up to five, sitting outside his home, monitoring him around the clock.
Mr. Zuo had a guest in her 70s on the evening of November 12. When she left, she was surrounded by eight officers in black uniforms the moment she walked up to the elevator. One person with a red armband asked to check her ID and health code (a code on one’s mobile phone app that tracks their location and whether they had close contact with people infected with the coronavirus).
Mr. Zuo rushed out after hearing the commotion and asked to see the agents’ IDs. “She is my guest, what are you doing?” None of the agents showed their IDs. Only after Mr. Zuo repeatedly asked, did one person identify himself as Guo Kexu from the Chayuan Police Station.
In the past two decades of Falun Gong’s persecution, Mr. Zuo has served two labor camp terms totaling three years and eight months, as well as a six-year prison term, for upholding his faith. He was once hung by his handcuffed wrists and beaten for six hours in Fuqing Prison, which caused one of his eyes to become blind. His wife also divorced him to avoid being implicated.
His younger sister, Ms. Zuo Xiuyun, has been arrested six times for practicing Falun Gong. She is still detained following her latest arrest on June 19, 2021. Four of her previous arrests resulted in prison sentences of three years, six years, three and a half years, and five years.
With the two siblings imprisoned one after the other, their mother, Ms. Zhou Lianying, lived in constant fear and distress over their persecution. She passed away on April 25, 2015, less than two months before Ms. Zuo was released from her third prison term.
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