Chinese Police Abduct Family of U.S. Resident
Police Bang on Front Door, Demand to “Take Their Temperatures”
Mr. Xie Jianxin and his wife, Ms. Zhao Renyuan, were at home in the middle of the night on February 5, 2020, when the police knocked on their door and claimed they had to “take their temperatures.”
Ms. Zhao sent a text to her sister about the situation and said he didn’t open the door. When her sister saw the text the next morning and called the couple, they had already been arrested.
The couple’s family called officer Yan at the Qixing Police Station on February 8 to inquire about their case. Yan said the two were arrested for handing out Falun Gong materials, but he refused to reveal any other information.
When the couple’s family called Qixing Police Station a week later to ask about them, the officer who answered also refused to provide further information and told them to wait for notifications.
Only when the family complained about not knowing where to send clothes to their loved ones did the officer reveal that the couple was being held at Jinjiling Road No.2 Detention Center.