(Minghui.org) The Shanghai police recently collected a blood sample by force from an incapacitated woman, with the pretext of preventing asymptomatic carriers from spreading the coronavirus.
Four officers from the Ganquan Police Station and the Shanghai Domestic Security Office knocked on the door of Ms. Wu Xiaojie on April 27, 2021. Having become paralyzed a year ago, she was unable to open the door for the police. As a result, the police ordered a locksmith to open her door.
Knowing that the police had targeted her for her faith in Falun Gong, Ms. Wu urged the officers not to follow the Chinese communist regime in persecuting her. The police insisted on collecting a blood sample, saying they needed to run some tests to prevent asymptomatic people from spreading the virus. Ms. Wu explained that it has been over a year since she stepped out of her home. The police responded that they still needed a blood sample because her son, who lives with her, still goes out to attend college. The police videotaped the entire process.
According to Falun Gong practitioners in Shanghai, the Ganquan Police Station has forcibly collected blood samples from several local practitioners recently. Some practitioners were also ordered to sign statements to renounce their faith. When they refused, the officers forged their signatures and signed the statements for them.
Before Ms. Wu took up Falun Gong in 2012, she was bedridden due to a car accident. She lost hope in life and almost committed suicide. It’s only because of her young son that she managed to live on. Practicing Falun Gong not only enabled her to regain her health, but also helped her to become more optimistic and positive in facing the hardships of life.
As Ms. Wu felt compelled to share her story and let more people benefit from the practice, she often went out during her spare time to distribute informational materials about Falun Gong. In 2014, she handed the materials to a plainclothes officer and was arrested. She was interrogated at the Ganquan Police Station for over six hours and released on bail.
After her husband passed away suddenly in 2019, his family demanded she sell their house to get a share of his property. With her son still in college, the pressure took a toll on Ms. Wu’s health and struck her down. She became bedridden and hasn’t left home since, yet the authorities have never stopped harassing her.