(Minghui.org) A Haicheng City, Liaoning Province, man was beaten and interrogated by the police after he was arrested for practicing Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.

Mr. Bai Xuesong was arrested at around 11 a.m. on January 20, 2021, while visiting a Falun Gong practitioner in Anshan City, about 30 miles away. Three officers held him and took him to the Fanrong Police Station.

Because Mr. Bai refused to answer their questions, Wu Chunsong, the deputy police chief, held him against a chair and slapped him in the face. When Wu got tired, he ordered a young officer to continue beating Mr. Bai. The police dragged Mr. Bai into the restroom and smacked his head with a hard object the next day.

When the police asked who owned the bag in the trunk of his car, Mr. Bai said he didn’t know there was a bag in his car. Not liking his answer, Wu beat him again.

Mr. Bai later saw the police making changes to the interrogation record. When he demanded to see it, the police wouldn’t let him.

The police made two or three phone calls to Mr. Bai’s wife every day between January 22 and 29. They also called his wife’s brother once. Both of them suspected that the police were trying to collect information to charge Mr. Bai and they refused to answer any questions.

The police called Mr. Bai’s wife again on February 4 and told her that her husband’s arrest had been approved and that they had submitted his case to the Lishan Procuratorate.

When Mr. Bai’s lawyer went to the Anshan City No.2 Detention Center to visit him on February 19, the guards were very rude and wouldn’t let the lawyer see him. The guards claimed that they wouldn’t allow anyone to visit Mr. Bai until just before his hearing.

The prosecutor has returned Mr. Bai’s case to the police due to insufficient evidence. The police have refused to release him and are trying to fabricate more evidence.

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Category: Accounts of Persecution