Senior Couple's Home Ransacked; Their Daughter Criticises the Police Officers and They Retreat

Falun Gong practitioners Mr. Ma Yuefen and his wife, Ms. Lu Fenglan, live in the Jinchuan District of Jinchang City, Gansu Province. Recently their home was ransacked again by officers from the Jinchang City Domestic Security Division, who also planned to arrest Mr. Ma. The couple did not cooperate and tried to kindly persuade the officers to leave them alone. Their daughter prevented the police from making an arrest and protected her father. The police then left.

The couple has been harassed since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started the persecution of Falun Gong on July 20th, 1999. The husband, Mr. Ma, was previously a storage keeper with the Second Mine, Jinchuan Group Co., who was sentenced to three years of forced labour. During that time, he was beaten and his leg was fractured. His wife, Ms. Lu, was sentenced to one and a half years of forced labour. Their home was ransacked many times by the local police. While the parents were serving their forced labour terms, the local police deliberately set fire to their home, and their two daughters, not yet grown, were almost killed. Recently, more than a dozen officers again ransacked their home and tried to arrest Mr. Ma.

Police Officers Use Cunning to Gain Entry

At 10:00 p.m., on November 15th. Lu heard someone knocking at their door, and it sounded exactly like someone they knew. She called her husband to open the door. Mr. Ma first looked through the peephole and confirmed that it was Lu Jun, the person they knew, so he opened the door. Unexpectedly, more than a dozen people barged into their home. They were all officers from the Jinchuan District Police Department Domestic Security Division, Beijing Road Police Station, and Binhe Road Police Station.

Li Xuhe, the director of the Domestic Security Division of Jinchuan District Police Department, was the first one who searched their home. He asked them “Are you practising Falun Gong?” Ms. Lu answered, “That is a fact everyone knows. We always follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I was sentenced to one and a half years of forced labour, and my husband, who lost his job and had his leg broken, was sentenced to three years. Now we have to get by on the lowest pension. You should remember that heaven keeps an eye on everything. Good will be rewarded and evil will be punished.”

Ms. Lu called her daughter, “Come home right away. A dozen thugs just barged into our home!” The officers heard this and some immediately hid outside the room. Li Xuhe brought out the handcuffs and said to Mr. Ma, “Come to the police station with me.” Mr. Ma said, “How dare you touch me! Are you not worried that you will be punished for doing bad things? Some people in Jinchuan have been punished for their bad deeds, including Xiao Shulai. Open the door. Everyone, please listen and come see that thugs have barged into our home! ”(Xiao Shulai was an officer with the Binhe Road Police Station who died after participating in the persecution of Falun Gong. For more information, please see,

Daughter Criticises Police Officers and They Retreat

Just then, Ms. Lu's daughter, Ms. Ma Fang (a non-practitioner), returned home and berated the police, saying “What are you doing? If you touch my father, you'll have to kill me first.” An officer replied, “What can that old man and old woman do? We just want to check a small issue. ” She said, “I was just looking for you guys. You beat my father. As a result, his leg was fractured, and this incident has not yet been resolved.” An officer said, “That's nothing to do with us.” Ms. Ma said, “How could it not be connected to you? If you did not arrest my father and take him to a forced labour camp, his leg would not have been broken. In 2002, you set fire to my home, and my sister and I were almost killed in the blaze. Fortunately, our neighbours were very nice to put the fire out so that we were saved. You do not arrest gangsters or prostitutes, just good people. Aren't you worried about being punished for doing bad deeds?”

Ms. Lu then explained the facts about Falun Gong to the police. Li Xuhe and the other officers left their home at 12:30 a.m. on November 16th.

Since July 20th, 1999, such things have happened very frequently to Mr. Ma and Ms. Lu, including harassment, arrest, and persecution.

Former Bad Habits

Before Ms. Lu practised Falun Gong, although she could make money as a resale vendor, she gambled it away. She always looked for someone to gamble with her and never went home. Even when she went grocery shopping, she would find time to play Mahjong. Her husband, Mr. Ma, always went out to look for her. When she was home, he always beat her, but she could not give up her bad habit. Because of this, the couple always fought. Her husband could not sleep at night and had to smoke all night long and his health was even worse. He would cough for a long time.

In 1997, Ms. Lu started practising Falun Gong. After about two weeks, her body was cleansed. She immediately quit gambling. Everyday she went to the group exercise site and passed the Mahjong site. She did not even look at it. Neighbours were very surprised at how quickly she had changed. Her husband was even surprised. Ms. Lu knew that her old habit harmed her husband's health and hoped that he would get better, so she persuaded him to quit smoking, saying “If you believe in Falun Gong, you can let go that bad habit.” Mr. Ma started practising Falun Gong and soon quit smoking, so he was healthy and disease free.

Then, after July 20th, 1999, the CCP destroyed the happiness of Mr. Ma's family. The couple were both harassed, arrested, and sentenced to forced labour.

Two Sisters Almost Killed

March 27th, 2011, was a very windy day. The older couple had been arrested, and their two daughters, who had not yet grown up, were alone at home. At 2:00 a.m., someone took some old clothes from an old wooden box next to Mr. Ma's home and set them on fire. Soon, the wind drove the smoke and fire into the home because and woke up the two girls who were sleeping. They tried to leave but were trapped by the fire. They dialled the emergency, but no one came. They opened the window and cried, “Help!” but security in the community did not pay attention and only said, “They're not to leave the house or open the window.” The girls called their neighbours, who came to help and put the fire out. The sisters were saved. By that time, the wooden door was burned and the fire would have swept into the home any second. It is hard to imagine what would have happened next. Later they reported the incident to the police.
Surprisingly, the officers did not say anything about it. Later, it was alleged that this fire was plotted and executed by officers from the Jinchuan Police Department Domestic Security Division, Binhe Road Police Station, and Longshou Police Sub-Bureau Domestic Security Division. They still have not admitted responsibility.

Beaten and Disabled in the Labour Camp

In June, 2002, Mr. Ma was sentenced to three years of forced labour by officers from the Jinchang City Police Department. On June 18th, 2002, he was taken to the Third Division of Ping'antai Forced Labour Camp. Because Mr. Ma did not give up his faith, an inmate named Ma Chenglin, instigated by guards, brutally beat him for a whole night. As a result, his left leg was broken and he had trouble walking. The guards said he was just pretending and forced him to work. Later, his health deteriorated and they had to take him to the camp hospital. When he had an operation to install s steel plate, guards did not allow the doctor to use an anaesthetic. At that time, he was near to becoming disabled. Camp officials did not want the public to find out what was going on with Mr. Ma, so they did not allow him to be released on parole for medical treatment. As a result, his leg became disabled.

At 9:00 p.m. on March 31st, 2007, officers from the Jinchang City Police Department and other police stations, led by Li Xinhua, one of the directors of Domestic Security Division, surrounded Mr. Ma's home. When they barged in, Li said, “Don't arrest those two practitioners.” They pressured Mr. Ma to tell them something and sign a document. He did not cooperate. At that time, a neighbour, Ms. Ma Ying, who had just given birth and was on leave at home, saw what was going on. She said, “I've just begun my maternity leave. If there is anything wrong with me or my baby, you will be in trouble.” The officers said, “Go inside immediately. This has nothing to do with you.” Later, they confiscated one copy of the Falun Gong book, Zhuan Falun and some amulets1. They did not leave until 6:00 a.m the next day.

The above is just a sample of what Mr. Ma Yuefen's family has had to endure these past 12 years at the hands officers from the Jinchang City 610 Office (an organisation of special agents just for persecuting Falun Gong), Jinchang City Police Department Domestic Security Division, and police station controlled by the CCP.

The persecution of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is a violation of human rights as well as a cruel injustice. We hope everyone will stand up to defend Falun Gong practitioners.


1. Amulets – In China, practitioners sometimes "clarify the truth" by giving people something small to wear or cherish, bearing a few words reminding them of the goodness of Dafa.

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