(Minghui.org) During a police sweep of local Falun Gong practitioners in Huaihua City, Hunan Province on August 29, 2022, a 75-year-old landlord was harassed and had her property ransacked. Some of her tenants were terrified by the police raid and moved out, which directly affected her rental income.

Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.

Ms. Li Faxiu received a call from a woman on August 29, 2022. The woman asked whether she still had units for rent in her apartment building (which she owns and where she also lives). She said yes and the two agreed to meet outside of the building.

A man in his 40s joined the woman, but the two didn’t look like a couple.

As they were approaching Ms. Li’s own apartment unit, the man suddenly stopped and said to Ms. Li, “I’m the police.” He quickly showed her his ID and put it back before she saw anything on it. He snatched her key and opened the door.

In no time, several officers in police uniforms also showed up. Some were videotaping and photographing Ms. Li. Some held the tool prepared to pry open her door. There were also a few armed officers. They held Ms. Li on the ground and also arrested three other Falun Gong practitioners who happened to be at her home.

The police spent the next few hours searching Ms. Li’s apartment building and harassed her tenants. The home of her tenant (also a Falun Gong practitioner) on the fourth floor was ransacked as well. The practitioner tenant’s Falun Gong books, photos of Falun Gong’s founder, informational materials, and media players were confiscated.

Several of Ms. Li’s tenants have since moved out.

The three practitioners arrested at Ms. Li’s home were brought to the police station. One of them was released that night and the other two were released the next day. The police also attempted to arrest Ms. Li but relented after over two hours of standoff. They forced her to sign her name on a piece of blank paper before they left.