(Minghui.org) In the winter of 2005, a local Falun Gong practitioner, May (a pseudonym), was arrested and held in a detention center. When May’s mother and sister heard that May was going to be sentenced, they sought out the judge who would be handling her case. He told them, “In Falun Gong cases, we judges have no say; it’s up to the 610 Office.”
They went to see Liu (a pseudonym), the director of the 610 Office at the time. He had a bad attitude. May’s mother and sister began to raise their voices and argue with him, which drew the attention of onlookers.
People were concerned and asked what was going on. May’s sister (who doesn’t practice Falun Gong) told them about May’s arrest and possible prison sentence, as well as how the police had beaten her up for trying to keep them from unlawfully entering May’s home.
The onlookers commented, “People who practice Falun Gong don’t do anything bad—it is unacceptable to treat them like this. Those corrupt officials and counterfeiters are not arrested, yet they arrest and bully honest Falun Gong people. What kind of world are we living in?”
One person asked, “Is the person you’re arguing with a judge?”
May’s sister said, “He is the head of the 610 Office.” After the sister explained what the 610 Office is, the onlookers realized that there was an extralegal organization in China that specializes in persecuting Falun Gong.
As this was going on, May’s sister was unaware that Liu had secretly called the police, who soon arrived with batons in their hands, ready to seize her. As they started to drag her into the police van, her mother tried to pull her back. The onlookers quickly went to help her mother, and it became a tug of war. One moment she was dragged into the van, the next, she was sliding back out. The sleeves of her cotton jacket were ripped off completely. May’s sister later said, “I felt as if I was being torn apart.”
May’s mother could see the police were getting ready to drive the van away, so she ran around and laid down in front of the vehicle. The onlookers were trying to persuade the police to let the woman go. The police saw May’s mother lying in front of their wheels, so they gave in and released her. May’s sister was able to go home safely.
Thwarted, Liu decided to take matters into his own hands. As the leader of the district Party committee, Liu approached May’s sister’s supervisor at work and told him to fire her.
Her supervisor responded, “Do you think this is the public security bureau? She is an excellent employee—how can I fire her?!”
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