Police Threaten to Arrest 80-year-old Woman Again after She Fails Physical for Admission to Detention Center
(Minghui.org) An 80-year-old woman was arrested in early September 2020, the second time in two months, for her faith in Falun Gong, a mind-body discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999. After she was denied admission to a local detention center due to a medical condition, the police threatened to come back and look for her again in the future.
Ms. Cheng Sigui, a Lu County, Sichuan Province, resident, was stopped by four officers, who had been waiting for her in front of her apartment building, when she returned from grocery shopping.
They arrested Ms. Cheng and took her to the Desheng Police Station. One officer flashed a piece of paper in front of her and said she was formally arrested and would be detained.
Ms. Cheng was held in the police station from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Then the police took her to Hejiang County nearby and attempted to get her admitted to the Hejiang Detention Center. The detention center refused to accept her when she failed the physical exam. The police called her son to come and pick her up.
Ms. Cheng’s latest arrest was preceded by an earlier arrest on July 19, 2020, for handing out informational materials about Falun Gong. The police ransacked her home and collected much of her personal information, including her gait, voice, fingerprints, and palm prints.
Ms. Cheng was released on bail around 11 p.m that day. The police refused to return her Falun Gong books when she asked for them before leaving the police station.