(Minghui.org) A loud bang on the door at 9 p.m. on April 25, 2022 jolted Ms. Zhan Huizhen awake. In the quiet neighborhood with mostly elderly residents, the loud noise also woke up many others.

As the police kept pounding on the door, Ms. Zhan, an 80-year-old resident in Suizhou City, Hubei Province, had to open the door for them. Without showing their IDs or search warrant, three officers barged in and walked around, looking for items related to Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.

Not finding any Falun Gong materials, the officers questioned Ms. Zhan if she had gone out recently or contacted other Falun Gong practitioners.

This was the second time that the police targeted Ms. Zhan since last year. On September 13 and 16, 2021, during the “zero-out” campaign, a concerted effort to force all Falun Gong practitioners on the government’s blacklist to renounce their faith, the agents of 610 Office forced Ms. Zhan to fingerprint a document to give up Falun Gong.

Ms. Zhan felt very sorry that she was forced to fingerprint the document against her will and she published a solemn statement on Minghui.org to void the document. She suspected that the authorities harassed her again upon seeing her solemn statement on the Minghui website.

Ms. Zhan isn’t the only one in her family targeted for practicing Falun Gong. Her late husband, Mr. Liang Haifeng, took up the practice during the 1990s. The bedridden patient soon recovered and was able to do heavy chores by himself. Witnessing his changes, Ms. Zhan also began to practice Falun Gong.

After the communist regime started the persecution, the non-stop harassment and pressure from society forced Mr. Liang to stop practicing. His health declined and he eventually passed away.