Saturday, August 27, 2005

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 Clearwisdom.net, Saturday, August 27, 2005

Facts of the Persecution

  • A Boy, 16, from Henan Province: When Will I Be Able to Reunite with My Parents?
  • Practitioner Mr. Jiang Guilin Brutally Beaten by Police from Longtan District, Jilin City - Family's Release Request Denied (Photos)
  • Torture Method Used at Hehuakeng Labor Camp, Tangshan City -- The Sitting Board
  • Mother and Son Are Deprived of Their Right to Social Identities
  • Falun Dafa Practitioner from Zhangjiakou City Tortured
  • Five Dafa Practitioners Persecuted to Death in the City of Tianjin, and in Hunan, Sichuan and Shandong Provinces
  • Six Practitioners from Hunan, Guangdong, Hebei and Other Provinces Persecuted to Death

    Voices of Justice

  • Australian University Student Council Passes Resolution to Support Falun Dafa

    News and Events from Around the World

  • France: Introducing Falun Gong and Exposing the Persecution in Paris (Photos)
  • Taiwan: Falun Dafa Study Camp for Instructors Held at Pingdong College (Photos)
  • Germany: Falun Gong Information Day in Passau (Photo)

    Practitioners Exchange Experiences and Insights

  • Strengthening Righteous Thoughts to Eliminate All Attachments of Fear, Bit by Bit
  • After Being Bedridden for Ten Years, I am Back at Work and in Good Health
  • A Girl Once Consumed by Bitterness over the Breakup of Her Parents Rediscovers Tolerance through Falun Gong, and Her Family Reunites (Photo)
  • A Special Speech Given by a Man's Mother on his Wedding Day
  • How An Elementary School Pupil Clarified the Truth to Those around Her
  • People Start Practicing Falun Dafa after Learning the Truth
  • My Aunt's Change
  • When the Mind is Righteous, the Evil Perishes
  • A New Practitioner: Obtaining the Fa While in Tribulation

    Media Coverage

  • Epoch Times: Stop Feeding the Dragon: Forced Deportation from the UK Is to Certain Persecution

    News from China

  • Falun Dafa Practitioners Mr. Huang Wei and His Wife Hao Yanqiu from Shijiazhuang City Are Released
  • Latest News from China - August 16, 2005
  • 160 People Declare that their Words and Deeds Under Forced Brainwashing are Null and Void

    Cases of Karmic Retribution

  • Several Examples of Persecutors Receiving Karmic Retribution
  • Karmic Retribution in a Changchun Prison


    Facts of the Persecution


    A Boy, 16, from Henan Province: When Will I Be Able to Reunite with My Parents?

    (Clearwisdom.net)

    [Editors' Note: This is a 16-year-old boy's heartfelt desire to be reunited with both of his parents. Because Xiao Lei's parents practice Falun Gong, the Chinese police have repeatedly arrested them and thrown them into prison, where they have been subjected to many types of gruesome torture. Xiao Lei's parents were taken away from him at the age of eleven.]

    My name is Xiao Lei. I live in No. 5, Unit One, Building No. 2, Wenmiao Small District, Kaifeng City, Henan Province, China. My father's name is Wu Guangcheng. He used to be the Secretary at the Kaifeng City Real Estate Company. My mother's name is Wang Deping. She used to be the supervisor of the Kaifeng City Highway Maintenance Bureau.

    My parents used to be tormented by illnesses. My father suffered from cirrhosis and was often admitted to the hospital. Every year the medical expenses exceeded 10,000 yuan. My mother used to have kidney stones in both kidneys and had to take medicine daily. In July 1997, shortly after they started practicing Falun Gong, their illnesses disappeared and their health was restored. Their doctors were amazed by the miraculous health improvement.

    But our peaceful and happy family was ruined after Jiang Zemin banned Falun Gong in July 1999.

    One evening in November 2000, my mother's work supervisors came to our home and tried to coerce her to hand in her resignation. I was present and witnessed everything. At the time I was only eleven years old, and I couldn't comprehend why they had to do this to my mother. A few days later, my mother traveled to Beijing and attempted to appeal to the State Appeals Office for the injustice she had suffered. However, the police denied her constitutional right to appeal and imprisoned her in Fengrun Detention Center in Tangshan, Hebei Province. A month later, she was transferred back to Kaifeng and sentenced to three years in Shibalihe Women's Forced Labor Camp in Zhengzhou, Henan Province without a legal trial. When the leaders at my mother's workplace went to Tangshan to transfer her back to Kaifeng, they stole every penny of my mother's bank savings, totaling 5,310 yuan, with the excuse of compensating their traveling expenses. Later, my father repeatedly demanded that they return the money they had stolen from my mother's bank account, but they only returned 1,300 yuan.

    In 2000, my father was fired from his job because he refused to give up practicing Falun Gong. Nevertheless, my father continued his Falun Gong cultivation practice. Later, the local police kidnapped him and imprisoned him in Kaifeng City Detention Center for several months because he clarified the truth about Falun Gong to people. In December 2000, my father went to Beijing and attempted to appeal for Falun Gong, but the Beijing police arrested him and subjected him to brutal beatings. The police repeatedly slammed the door on my father's fingers and caused all of his fingernails to fall off. Later he was sentenced to two years in the Kaifeng City Forced Labor Camp without any legal trial. Thus both of my parents were taken away from me. I was left at home without my parents. My neighbors avoided talking to me, afraid of the possibility of being labeled "guilty" by association with my family.

    In January 2003, my father was finally released. My father and I finally reunited. Never had I expected that just two months later the Beishudian Street Police Precinct would come and take my father from home. At first they put him in Kaifeng City Detention Center. Then they arbitrarily sentenced him to one year in Kaifeng City Forced Labor Camp without any legal trial. I was left home alone again without my parents.

    Every day that passed, I eagerly anticipated my parents returning home. I know my parents are the best people in the world, but they have been subjected to the worst treatment and torture. I longed for my parents' love and affection, but it might be just wishful thinking.

    In August 2003, my mother was finally released, but I could hardly believe my eyes when I saw her. My mother's eyes were sunken and she had lost so much weight that she had become skin and bones. She could not even walk on her own. She weighed about 154 lbs before she was imprisoned, but now she weighed only 87 lbs. Was this woman really my mother? I was so shocked that I could not speak for a long time.

    Nevertheless, I was contented to be able to reunite with my mother. After a period of time, my mother was finally nursed back to health. However, we did not have any income. My mother went to her former work organization and asked them to reinstate her, but her request was denied because she refused to renounce Falun Gong in writing. My mother had no choice but to find a part-time manual labor job despite the fact that she was still significantly underweight and very frail. She took on a second job selling bread and buns on the street. Although it was difficult for my mother to put meals on the table, we were contented just to be living with each other. Meanwhile, my mother and I eagerly anticipated my father's return when my whole family could be reunited again.

    Unfortunately my small hope was soon crushed. In February 2004, the police from Beishudian Street Police Precinct of the Longting Police Branch Bureau arrested my mother from home. They broke into our home and left nothing unturned. They even broke down the steel anti-burglary door. They arbitrarily sentenced my mother to another two years in Shibalihe Women's Forced Labor Camp in Zhengzhou. My heart was broken. My parents have been repeatedly taken away from me and thrown into the hands of torturers from hell. It has been six long years. When will my parents and I ever be able to reunite again?

    In March 2004, shortly after my mother was taken away from me, my father was finally released. Looking at my father's withered frame and prematurely aged face, I knew right away my father must have suffered a lot of torture.

    I cherished the precious time I spent with my father and we eagerly anticipated reuniting with my mother. But a few days ago, my father disappeared! When I came home, I noticed signs of forced entry and burglary. I began to panic and tried to look for clues of my father's whereabouts, but no one was able to help me. Finally I heard that Kaifeng City State Security Bureau had taken my father and locked him up in the Kaifeng City Detention Center. I went there and tried to find him, but they wouldn't tell me anything. Where is my father? What has happened to him? No one told me anything.

    Why have these horrible tragedies happened to my family? My mother is imprisoned for the second time and my father is missing. I have been living helplessly in terror and suspense all day long. At this young age, I have already experienced the most insufferable and unimaginable magnitude of pain and suffering. I have witnessed honesty, kindness, and tolerance in my parents, the most revered traditional Chinese virtues. My parents want nothing but to practice Falun Gong and follow Falun Gong's cultivation principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to become better people, but they have been repeatedly subjected to imprisonment and torture. Why must the Chinese Communist regime do this to them?

    I hereby urge everyone around the world to help end this senseless persecution and help bring my parents back!

    Attachments: Brief Summary of the Persecution against Mr. and Mrs. Wu Guangcheng

    Mr. Wu Guangcheng is 45 years old. His home address is No. 5, Unit One Building, No. 2 Wenmiao Small District, Kaifeng City, Henan Province, China.

    In 2000, the local police in Kaifeng City, Henan Province arrested Mr. Wu and imprisoned him in Kaifeng City Detention Center for several months because he clarified the truth about Falun Gong in public. At the end of 2000, Mr. Wu went to Beijing to appeal for justice for Falun Gong, but he was unlawfully arrested and ended up being imprisoned in Kaifeng City Forced Labor Camp for two years. He was released in January 2003, but was unlawfully arrested again in March 2003 and imprisoned in Kaifeng City Forced Labor Camp for another year. He was released in February 2004. Between July 8 and July 9, 2005, the police arrested Mr. Wu and some other Falun Gong practitioners. It has been verified that Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Li Zhenying is now imprisoned in the Xinhua Hotel across from the People's Hospital in Kaifeng City. However, Mr. Wu Guangcheng's whereabouts require further investigation.

    Ms. Wang Deping, the wife of Mr. Wu Guangcheng, is 44 years old. In 2000, she went to Beijing to appeal for justice Falun Gong and as a result was imprisoned in Fengrun Detention Center in Tangshan, Hebei Province. She was transferred to the No. 1 Women's Forced Labor Camp (Shibalihe Women's Forced Labor Camp) in Henan Province in 2000 and detained for three years. In August 2003 she was released. In 2004 she was arrested again for clarifying the truth about Falun Gong to the local people. In March 2004 the police arrested her again and sentenced her to two years in Shibalihe Women's Forced Labor Camp.


    Practitioner Mr. Jiang Guilin Brutally Beaten by Police from Longtan District, Jilin City - Family's Release Request Denied (Photos)


    Jiang Guilin

    (Clearwisdom.net) On August 9, 2005, when Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Jiang Guilin was distributing truth clarifying materials, someone reported him to the police in Jinzhu Township Police Station. The police brutally beat Mr. Jiang and tried to find out the source of the materials. Jiang resisted with righteous thoughts and did not answer any of their questions. As a result of the beating, Jiang's teeth loosened and blood covered his pants and hat (see picture below).

    Jiang's bloody pants and hat after the beating

    Afterwards, Jiang's wife, Mrs. Liu Mingwei, took his bloody pants and hat to the department above the police station, the Jilin City Longtan Branch Police Department, and other related organizations to complain about the police treatment and asked for the immediate release of Jiang.

    Mr. Jiang Guilin, 61, was formerly a staff member of the Jilin City Water Company. Jiang suffered from severe hepatitis B, neurological pain, nephritis, heart disease and hemorrhoids before he practiced Falun Dafa. He felt lightheaded every day. In May 1996, Jiang and his wife, Mrs. Liu Mingwei, who was weak and sick, started to practice Falun Dafa at the same time. Through the practice, all of their illnesses were healed and they subsequently felt happy and energetic.

    At 4:00 p.m. on August 9, 2005, after Ms. Liu learned about her husband's arrest, she went to the Jinzhu Township Police Station to request his release. Captain Guan was very rude and unreasonable. When Liu asked Guan why they arrested Jiang, Guan said, "Of course, we had evidence before we arrested him." When Liu asked to see the evidence, Guan forced Liu to leave her name and address (a threat that Liu may be harassed later). After Liu repeatedly asked for Jiang's whereabouts, Guan told her that Jiang was being held in the Jilin City Detention Center.

    At 8:00 p.m. on August 11, 2005, Liu and other family members went to the Jinzhu Township Police Station and asked the station chief, Guo Yuhai, and supervisor, Zhang Yufeng, to let the family take Jiang home. Chief Guo Yuhai's attitude was very unpleasant and he asked Liu who she was. Liu told Guo she was Jiang's wife and asked why the police beat Jiang. Guo said that Jiang fell and hurt himself. Liu said, "He fell because of you." Guo had nothing to say. When Liu and the family asked who beat Jiang and who was in charge of the case, Guo evaded the question and did not answer. Liu and the family eventually said, "If you still treat us like this, we'll file a complaint against you." Supervisor Zhang Yufeng immediately forced them to leave and said, "You can complain anywhere you want."

    In September 1999, Jiang and Liu went to Beijing to appeal and clarify the truth about Falun Gong. Police from Beijing's Miyun County arrested them, and officers from Jilin Liaison Office in Beijing illegally forced them back to Jilin and detained them in Jilin City's Chuanying District Brainwashing Center. They steadfastly cultivated Falun Dafa and refused to be "transformed," so they were sent to a detention center. Two weeks later, the officials were afraid that they would go to Beijing again, so they sent them back to the brainwashing center and further persecuted them. They refused to cooperate and were later sent back to the detention center. After being arrested and detained several times, they still insisted on practicing Falun Dafa.

    In 2000, police from Chuanying District's Zhihe Police Station broke into Jiang's house and arrested him. The police confiscated his television and VCR, and unlawfully sentenced him to two years in Jilin City's Huanxiling Forced Labor Camp. While in the Huanxiling Forced Labor Camp and facing brutal persecution, Jiang resisted with righteous thoughts and never compromised with the officials. After serving the two years, Jiang went home in a dignified manner. Meanwhile, Ms. Liu was illegally laid off by the Jilin City Water Company and was brutally tortured in the Jilin Province Heizuizi Women's Prison. Jiang had no job and was forced to live with his relatives in Jiangbei Township, Jilin City.

    Eight months later, the Chinese Communist Party was going to have its 16th People's Congress. Police from the Jiangbei Township went to the home of Jiang's relative and tried to coerce him to give up Falun Gong. Jiang refused firmly. The police sentenced him to one year in Jiutai's Yinmahe Forced Labor Camp. He was brutally tortured in the forced labor camp but never cooperated. To resist the persecution, Jiang shouted, "Falun Dafa is good" in the Yinmahe Forced Labor Camp. He went home not long after that.

    Jiang has again been arrested and imprisoned, and Liu is making a great effort to demand his immediate release.


    Jinzhu Police Station of the Longtan District Branch Police Department

    List of Perpetrators and Related Phone Numbers:

    Guo Yuhai, Station Chief of the Jinzhu Township Police Station in Longtan District, Jilin City.
    Zhang Yufeng, Supervisor of the police station.
    The Jinzhu Township Police Station in Longtan District, Jilin City: 86-432-3011005, 86-432-3039721
    Party Secretary's Office of the Jinzhu Township government, Longtan District, Jilin City, 86-432-3011722, General Office: 86-432-3011150
    Address of the Jiangbei County government in Longtan District, Jilin City: No. 179, Qipan Street, zip code: 132021, phone number: 86-432-3041917
    Address of the Longtan District Branch Police Department of Jilin City: No.2, Binjiang Rd., zip code: 132021, phone number: 86-432-3039658, fax: 86-432-3067720, 86-432-2193057, 86-432-3418617, 86-432-2193058
    Director Wang Yi: 86-432-3037105 (Office), 86-432-2024868 (Home)
    Political Commissioner Li Yulin: 86-432-3039853 (Office), 86-432-2579011 (Home)
    Deputy Director Sun Wei: 86-432-3039860 (Office)
    Deputy Director and Secretary of Security Inspection, Hao Zhuang, 86-432-3039647 (Office), 86-432-2443666 (Home), 86-13904404438 (Cell)
    Director of the Political Division, Bei Shaoguang, 86-432-3418331 (Office), 86-432-2563399 (Home)

    Address of the Jilin City Water Company: No.108, Taoyuan Rd., Jilin City, zip code: 132011, fax: 86-432-2025644, general lines: 86-432-2032778, 86-432-2032779, 86-432-2032780, 86-432-2032781
    General Manager and Secretary of the Party Commission, Li Di, 86-432-2083063 (Office), 86-432-2060571 (Home)
    Former Secretary of the Party Commission (currently the Vice General Manager), Lu Xiaochen, 86-432-2025236 (Office), 86-432-2447493 (Home)
    Secretary of Organization, Li Zhuang (female, in charge of arresting and persecuting Falun Gong practitioners), 86-432-2032778 (x6219), 86-432-2459882 (Home)
    Zhang Jiali, Li Zhuang's husband, Director of the Office of Secondary Water Supply, 2022616 (Office), 86-13904417981 (Cell)


    Torture Method Used at Hehuakeng Labor Camp, Tangshan City -- The Sitting Board

    (Clearwisdom.net) The Hehuakeng Labor Camp in, Tangshan City employs a torture method called the Sitting Board. The board they use is about 10 cm wide by about 10 cm thick. Practitioners are forced to sit in one position, from 5 a.m. in the morning to 8 p.m. at night. Other than two restroom breaks of (5 to 10 minutes each), practitioners have to stay stationary in the one position.

    After a few days of sitting like this, pressure sores or ulcers begin to form on the victim's' buttocks. After an extended period of such torture, blood flow to the lower extremities is impeded. Practitioners will lose control over their bladder and/or bowels. Later, practitioners are unable to urinate or move their bowels. The groin, testicles and perineum can become severely ulcerated and infected.

    >From 2001 to 2003, the practitioner in this photo was tortured at the Hehuakeng Labor Camp in, Tangshan City. The sitting board torture almost killed him. When he was near death,, the labor camp secretly sent him home. After several emergency rescues while under family members' care, he survived, but 'he is still seriously handicapped by urinary, intestinal and sexual dysfunction,.

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    Sitting Board

    Each day, practitioners must put their hands in their laps, keep their, backs straight, and sit on the bench for 18 hours. This torture method may be used continuously for more than fifty days. The authorities limit the practitioners' restroom use. Because of the long duration spent sitting on hard benches, practitioners develop large, painful sores on their buttocks. Some practitioners cannot urinate properly because of the pain. Also, the labor camp environment is very damp, but the police refuse to allow the practitioners to have fresh air or sunlight. ,Practitioners have been locked up for so long that, they developed red scabies over large parts of their bodies, causing painful itching. See this case at http://www.clearwisdom.net/emh/articles/2002/7/29/24631.html


    Mother and Son Are Deprived of Their Right to Social Identities

    (Clearwisdom.net) The Chinese Communism Party (CCP) deprived a mother and her son of the right to get their social identities (ID cards) just because she practices Falun Gong. Her 20-year-old son is presently unable to get a job and has been suffering the consequences of this action.

    Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Mou Yongxia from Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province is 57 years old. She is an excellent middle school teacher. Because she firmly insists on practicing Falun Dafa, she has been detained in the local detention center and the psychiatric hospital, where she has experienced brutal persecution. Daqing City ordered the police from the district branch to implicate her son in this matter. For more than a year the authorities have revoked their social identities.

    Before Ms. Mou started practicing Falun Gong, she was very weak. For a long time she was unable to find a cure. From the time he was 4 years old, her son accompanied her to see doctors. He also did housework. When, due to heart disease, his mother was unable to eat normally, he would make rice soup and take it to her bedside. He also brought her basins of water for her to wash her feet. Since the age of 5, the son has been able to cook meals. When he was 9, his mother became paralyzed. Not only could she not play with him, but also he sometimes had to help her get up. With one arm around her waist, he held his mother's other arm and put it on his shoulder. In this way one of her arms would hold his neck and use him as a crutch. He wished that his mother could walk, but she couldn't.

    One day, she started to practice Falun Dafa. Without taking even a bit more medicine, she recovered. Her son was so happy. However, six months later the practice was banned. Because his mother refused to renounce Falun Gong, after another year, she was forced to stop working, and their financial situation has since been very difficult. The son said, "Mom, don't worry. When I grow up I'll earn the money to support you!" After another year passed, his mother was arrested and detained for half a year. His father married another woman, and the maternal grandmother passed away in sorrow. The family was broken apart. After that, the son worried a lot. In the past he was an excellent student who even skipped a grade. Yet amid such a personal disaster he could not continue his studies.

    In recent years, all the son has wanted to do was to work and earn some money to support his and his mother's basic living costs. However, as all employers ask for a social identity, he could not find a job. He was very worried and wept in despair. On June 3, 2005, his mother tried to get her social identity back again. However, not only did the police not give her the ID, they even arrested her. At the same time, the police confiscated her wallet, which had 600 yuan in it, her cell phone and other personal belongings. They detained her in Daqing Detention Center and punished her by making her sit on a metal chair for an extended period. She lost consciousness for an entire day because of the torture. When she was bailed out of custody, her whole body had black and purple bruises, and she had to be looked after by relatives and friends.

    The police did not reinstate their social identities and took away the certificates that they needed to get their IDs (receipts of purchase and sale of their houses, etc.) When the son went to obtain the ID, they still gave him trouble. Now the son is so worried that his throat aches and he finds it hard to eat.

    We ask all kind-hearted people to help them, and call upon the Chinese authorities to stop involving families of Falun Dafa practitioners in the persecution, give Ms. Mou Yongxia and her son their social identities, and stop disturbing their lives.


    Falun Dafa Practitioner from Zhangjiakou City Tortured

    (Clearwisdom.net)

    Cruel Torture Received by Mr. Gao Shulin

    Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Gao Shulin is 47 years old and an employee of the Xuanhua Steel Company in Zhangjiakou City, Hebei Province. Once he pushed a bike onto the street, with the bike holding a sign that read, "The Tiananmen Self-Immolation Was Not Done by Falun Gong." For this action he was detained in the Xuanhua Detention Center, where guards encouraged prisoners to nail matchsticks under one of his fingernails, causing his finger to swell and turn purple-green in color.

    Mr. Gao was detained in the East 1-5 Cell in the Xuahua Detention Center. About ten cellmates took turns beating or kicking him, which caused injuries all over his body and led him to suffer a nervous breakdown. His right leg suffered blows that created two huge swollen bumps that were very hard. He was unable to sit comfortably. Mr. Gao was released after suffering a mental breakdown.

    One and half months later, Mr. Gao Shuin was detained in the detention center again. His finger now appeared milk-white in color after the nail had fallen off. After being detained for 45 days, he was sentenced to two years of forced labor.

    Mr. Guo Zhengqing Inhumanly Tortured

    Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Guo Zhengqing is 43 years old. On April 25, 2001, he unfurled a 2.3 foot wide banner that read, "Falun Dafa is Good!" from a bus passing through Tiananmen. The crowd cheered for his courageous act. After being arrested and locked inside a police vehicle, he shouted through the window to the people outside, "Falun Dafa is good!" A policeman beat him on the face with a three foot long baton, causing his nose to bleed profusely. Seven to eight young policemen tried to tie him up with a thick rope, but the rope was broken in two pieces, and they could not cuff him no matter how they tried. He was brutally beaten many times after having been escorted to Xuanhua Detention Center, and he once passed out for three hours due to the beatings. He would only be able to fall asleep for about one hour at a time due to the severe pain all over his body.

    In November 2002, at the time when Mr. Guo Zhengqing was transferred to Hebei Province's Shijiazhuang Fourth Prison, his legs and feet were deformed. His feet were twisted outward, making it impossible to wear shoes and difficult to walk at all; his hands were also injured and deformed. He continued to be beaten in the Fourth Prison. In March 2003, he was tortured at an "attacking class," where resolute practitioners are tortured. He was not allowed to sleep for eight straight days, and he passed out for several hours on the last night.

    Although his right leg is now disabled, his solid faith in Falun Dafa has never changed. He said, "The government beats healthy people to disability. Falun Dafa is saving disciples from countless calamities. Without Master and Falun Dafa's salvation, human beings could not withstand such a disaster."

    Mr. Guo Zhengqing reported that a female Falun Dafa practitioner employed by Xuahua Steel Company, 41 years old, name unknown, went on hunger strike in a detention center in Beijing. She was later transferred to Xuanhua Detention Center and killed during force-feeding within several days, between the end of March and the beginning of April 2003.

    Another Falun Dafa practitioner who did computer printing was detained in the Wei County Detention Center. The thumb, middle, and ring fingers on his left hand were inflicted with the "Digging in Bamboo Sticks" torture (1), and his lower chin was broken after being kicked.


    (The police hammer sharp bamboo sticks into the fingers of the practitioner through the tips of the fingernails. In the process of the hammering, the fingernail will be completely torn off. As one's exposed fingernail beds are extremely sensitive, the hammering process causes excruciating pain. The police begin by hammering the bamboo stick into just one finger. If the practitioner still refuses to allow his will to be bent, the police will then hammer bamboo sticks into more and more fingers until they have brutally mutilated all ten fingers.)


    Five Dafa Practitioners Persecuted to Death in the City of Tianjin, and in Hunan, Sichuan and Shandong Provinces

    (Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Guo Qinglan, 57 years old, lived in Tianjin. In 1994 she found out that she had cancer of the mammary glands and one of her breasts was removed. The doctor said that she would only live for another 8 months. Luckily, she had a chance to obtain Dafa and after practicing, she gained very good health and recovered completely. She was very grateful and steadfast in practicing Falun Dafa. In April 1999, because some scientists slandered Dafa, she went to the Tianjin Education College to validate the Fa. On around July 20, 1999 she went with some practitioners to Beijing to validate Dafa . She was arrested and sent home by officials. No matter how the police and families interfered, her determination to practice never changed. The police went to her house to harass her many times, and each time she told them that Dafa was great, that Dafa had given her a second life. However, due to the constant harassment and interference by police, her family started to feel afraid and then they were made to cooperate with the police. This caused Guo Qinglian to have a relapse of her old ailment. She died in November 2001.

    Ms. Zhang Siuyin, 61 years old, was retired from the financial department of the First People's Hospital in Bin County, Hunan Province. She began to practice Falun Dafa in 1996. She was always in very good health. Her family was very frightened by the horrible persecution, which started on July 20 1999, and they tried very hard to dissuade and even prevent her from practicing. In October 1999 she and several other practitioners went to Beijing to appeal. They were illegally arrested by police at the train station in Bin County, and were sent to a detention center. In a damp and chilly jail, they were treated inhumanely, suffering from all kinds of threats, intimidation, force feeding and other forms of torture and persecution. Thus Zhang developed the symptom of a recurring cough. Her family spent 5000 yuan to bail her out and await trial. They forced her to stop practicing the exercises and to not read Zhuan Falun, and her cough became worse and worse. She went to the hospital for a checkup and the diagnosis was lung cancer. The hospital promised her family that her sickness could be cured, but after 9 months Zhang Xioyin passed away.

    Mr. Yang Xuezhi retired from a water treatment facility in Jiajiang County, Leshan City Sichuan Province. He went to Beijing in the year 2000 to validate Dafa, and he was arrested and sentenced to two years in a labor camp. In 2002, after he came home from the labor camp, he continuously clarified the truth to other people and validated Dafa. In February 2003, once again he was detained by the authorities, and endured all kinds of torture by the police and others. In March 2003, an official called his family to pick him up and take him home. Two days later, Mr. Yang died.

    Ms. Luo Fengying, 36 years old, a farmer from Qinge Village, Suji Town, Leshan City, Sichuan Province, began practicing in 1999. Afterwards, many of her sicknesses disappeared. However, after the persecution began, she was illegally detained for 15 days. Later, local 610 Office personnel and Suji town police often confiscated items from her house, and they constantly threatened and terrorized her, which resulted in her death in June 2002.

    Mr. Tang Jinxian, 67 years old, from Liayang City, Shandong Province, began to practice Falun Dafa in March 1998 and was healed of many illnesses. After July 20, 1999, even though he lost his original cultivation environment, he still persisted in practicing. He was arrested and persecuted, suffered a mental breakdown, and in March 2004 he passed away.


    Six Practitioners from Hunan, Guangdong, Hebei and Other Provinces Persecuted to Death

    (Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Long Xiangyun, 72, was a practitioner from Miaopu Branch of Jiangdong Shop, Zhuhui District, Hengyang City, Hunan Province. In June 2000, she went to Beijing to clarify the truth about Dafa and was unlawfully arrested then transferred to her home city and fined 2,000 yuan. Afterwards, officials from the local 610 Office and the police often harassed her at home. Her husband stopped her from practicing the exercises and studying the Fa because he was afraid of being fined repeatedly. Ms. Long Xiangyun's previous heart disease recurred and she passed away in August of 2001. Before she died, she told fellow practitioners several times to be of strong resolve and not to stop their cultivation.

    Mr. Li Guobiao, 53, was a practitioner from Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province. He previously had high blood pressure, but his blood pressure returned to normal after he started practicing Dafa. Since the year 2002, he was repeatedly harassed and unlawfully assaulted by the local police and the street committee over a long period of time, which caused him great mental distress. Mr. Li passed away on October 9, 2003.

    Mr. Xing Zhuanyun, 81, was a practitioner from Beizhangbao Village, Raoyang County, Hebei Province. In the winter of 2004, personnel from the local 610 Office went to his village and asked him if he still intended to practice Falun Dafa. Mr. Xing answered "Yes." However, later on the 610 Office made up a "guarantee letter" for him, stating that he would quit practicing. This severely affected Mr. Xing mentally and physically, and he passed away on February 11, 2005.

    Ms. Mi Changrong was a practitioner from Donghuayuan, Yunyang Town, Nanzhao County, and Nanyang City, Henan Province. Her husband Li Xingcheng went out to clarify the truth and was reported to the police by the principal of Donghuayuan Elementary School. Li Xingcheng was arrested by personnel from the 610 Office, and his workplace then refused to pay his salary, cutting off his family's only source of income. The police often went to their home to harass and threaten them. As a result of the constant abuse, Ms. Mi passed away on June 24, 2005.

    Mr. Xiang Shufan, 74, was a practitioner from Yi County, Liaoning Province. Ever since he started practicing Falun Dafa in the beginning of 1999, many of his illnesses disappeared, and he was able to quit a smoking habit of more than 50 years. However, after the persecution began in July 1999, he was under great pressure from various people and agencies. His daughter, also a practitioner, was unlawfully detained and sent to a forced labor camp because she went to appeal for justice for Dafa and clarify the truth. This was a great blow to Mr. Xiang, and he passed away on January 29, 2004. Before he passed away, he told his relatives and friends to believe in Dafa and not to do anything damaging to Dafa.

    Mr. Zhao Shouxin, 68, was a practitioner from Jianping County, Liaoning Province. He previously suffered from various diseases, but they all disappeared within one month of obtaining the Fa in January 1999. Since the persecution of Falun Gong began on July 20, 1999, Mr. Zhao's mental and physical health became severely damaged. Afraid of being affected by their father practicing Dafa, his children also pressured him not to practice. Mr. Zhao eventually passed away on May 18, 2004.


    Voices of Justice


    Australian University Student Council Passes Resolution to Support Falun Dafa

    In the August board meeting of the Student Representative Council (SRC) at University of Technology, Sydney, SRC executives unanimously passed a resolution to condemn the persecution of Falun Dafa in China and it being extended to Australia.

    In the resolution, the SRC showed their support for the rights and freedom of belief of Falun Dafa practitioners. They expressed their deep concern about the widespread torture and deaths of Falun Dafa practitioners in China, and for the harassment and interference in Australia conducted through Chinese Embassy and Consulates.

    In particular, the SRC was concerned about pressure from the Chinese Communist Party on the Australian government to violate the rights of Australian Falun Dafa practitioners and supporters. An outstanding example of this is the monthly certificates that are signed by Foreign Minister Alexander Downer, banning Australian Falun Gong practitioners and supporters from holding any sign or banner in front of the Chinese Embassy in Canberra. The Foreign Minister started this process only days before the visit of Chinese Foreign Minster Tang Jiaxuan in 2002.

    The SRC agreed to write letters to the Australian Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, and to the Australian Chinese Embassy, to express their concerns and urge the Australian government to speak out against this persecution. The SRC resolution is enclosed as follows:

    UTS STUDENTS ASSOCIATION RESOLUTION

    Preamble

    Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) is a traditional self-improvement practice for body and mind based on the universal principle of "Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance", and is commended for its devotion to public service and commitment to improving health in mind, body and spirit;

    All Falun Dafa activities, including classes and conferences, are offered by volunteers and are opened to the public free of charge;

    The 6-year long persecution of Falun Dafa in China severely violates the fundamental human rights enshrined in Chinese constitutional law, and has caused at least 2,671 deaths of Falun Dafa practitioners;

    The Chinese Embassy and consulates in Australia continue to monitor and harass local Australian Falun Dafa practitioners and send defamatory and slanderous anti-Falun Dafa propaganda to schools, libraries and government offices, which is unacceptable interference with our supporting Falun Dafa practitioners' rights of practice, and serves to incite hatred and/or contempt towards Falun Dafa;

    For the past 39 months, Foreign Minister Alexander Downer has signed a monthly certificate, specifically banning Australian Falun Gong practitioners and supporters from holding any sign or banner in front of the Chinese Embassy in Canberra due to the strong political pressure and economic temptation of the Chinese Communist Regime;

    Motion

    That the UTS STUDENTS' ASSOCIATION

    a) Supports Falun Gong practitioners' freedom of belief and expression;

    b) Condemns the persecution of Falun Gong in China and harassment in Australia;

    c) Urges the Chinese Government to release all Falun Gong practitioners who have been illegally detained, tortured, and persecuted in prisons, detention centers, labour camps, mental hospitals and re-education centers in China;

    d) Will write a letter to the Foreign Minister Alexander Downer to urge him to stop signing the monthly certificate immediately;

    e) Will send a letter to the Prime Minister of Australia, urging him to speak up for an immediate end to the murder, torture, abuse, and other cruel and inhuman treatment of practitioners of Falun Gong in China and help to continue to rescue Australians' family members who are illegally jailed and persecuted in China for practicing Falun Gong;

    f) Supports efforts to bring Jiang Zemin to justice in the courts for his crimes in genocide, crimes against humanity and crimes of torture.

    g) Will write a letter to the Chinese Embassy and Consulate in Australia to urge them to stop harassing Falun Gong practitioners and inciting hatred in Australian communities to defame Falun Gong;

    h) Will send copies of this resolution to The Honorable Prime Minister of Australia; The Honorable Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Chinese Embassy and Chinese Consulates in Australia.


    News and Events from Around the World


    France: Introducing Falun Gong and Exposing the Persecution in Paris (Photos)

    (Clearwisdom.net) On August 13, 2005, Falun Gong practitioners in Paris held an activity at Place d'Italie on the southeast bank of the River Seine to promote Falun Gong and expose the ongoing brutal persecution of practitioners by the Chinese Communist Party.

    Many came to talk with practitioners to learn more about the persecution

    A lot westerners and Chinese stopped at the site to read more information

    Colorful banners drew many people's attention, and so did photos detailing evidence of the persecution. People read leaflets distributed by practitioners, and some gave the thumbs up sign to encourage us. Although there were still some Chinese nationals who refused to accept leaflets, an increasing number of Chinese accepted them happily and said thanks. Some commented that the exercises were graceful, and a few even asked practitioners to teach them on the spot. People discussed about the persecution and many condemned the Chinese Communist Party's abuse of human rights. The truth about Falun Gong is reaching more and more people.


    Learning Falun Gong onsite


    Signing a petition to voice support for Falun Dafa

    During the activity, a member of Amnesty International passed by. She listened to a practitioner's explanation of the background of the persecution, and wrote down details of our website. She said she would report it to Amnesty International and said she wished that basic human rights would be defended.

    Source: http://clearharmony.net/articles/200508/28462.html


    Taiwan: Falun Dafa Study Camp for Instructors Held at Pingdong College (Photos)

    (Clearwisdom.net) The fourth Falun Dafa Study Camp for instructors was held from August 15 to 17, 2005 at Meihe Technical College. A total of 120 teachers registered for the study camp and the classes were packed. The three-day session touched many of the teachers attending and helped them to understand the principles of "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance." They gave speeches on the final day to express their understandings.


    More than one hundred attendees participate in the study session

    Practitioners present a set of Falun Dafa books to Meihe Technical College library

    The study session was held cooperatively by Meihe Technical College and the Falun Dafa Association of Taiwan. The main contents of the session were Master Li's video lectures, exercise demos and speeches by practitioners. The opening ceremony of the study session started with a speech by college president Liu. Several practitioners gave talks during the three days. They were Yang Suoying, associate professor of Sun Yat-Sen University - "Systemic Thinking and Self-Improvement," Sun Guoying, a primary school teacher - "Application of Dafa Principles in Teaching," Wu Yanmen, principal of Kouhu High School - "From Consultation to Cultivation," Nie Shuwen, a former director of the Department of Pediatrics, Shanghai Medical College - "Why Did a Medical Doctor Start Cultivation?" Hu Naiwen, presenter of program "Understanding Chinese Medicine" in New Tang Dynasty TV - "Chinese Medicine and Keeping Fit," Chen Yanling, director of the Taiwan Minghui Education Association - "Education in the New Century," He Yingman and Lin Kangli, a couple working for New Tang Dynasty TV - "Talking about Virtue from Words," Chang Fuchang, an engineer - "Talking about Wisdom in Modern Life Based on Prophesies."

    For this session, the college had two classrooms open to hold the "International Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance Art Exhibition." A total of 45 paintings were on display. These paintings were from practitioner artists who expressed the wonderful state they experienced during cultivation, uncompromising courage in facing the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)'s brutal persecution, and the heavenly principle of "Good is rewarded with good and evil meets evil." The paintings caught the attention of the attendees of the study session, and they wanted to know more about Falun Gong.

    Attendees give full attention to learning the exercises

    Outside of the study session room was the book Zhuan Falun in different languages and other books by Master Li. Many attendees asked where to buy the books.

    The attendees made the following comments:

    Wang Huilan, Professor of Pingdong Education University: I appreciate the Falun Gong practitioners' selfless contribution during the three days. I wanted to find out about Falun Gong after learning that Director Wu Qiunan became so healthy. The three-day session made me decide to become a practitioner.

    Mr. Zeng from East Taiwan Industrial Bank: I had heard of Falun Gong before but never learned more. This time I have observed the practitioners and feel that they are truly selfless.

    Instructor Gao of Hsinbei Primary School: I read Zhuan Falun about seven years ago but did not understand it well. Recently I read it again and understood more. I started to practice alone at home. After attending the study session, I decide to participate in group study and practice.

    Instructor Chuang of Wandan Primary School: I practiced Falun Gong six years ago. I experienced the effect of healing and keeping fit, but gave up when facing conflicts due to my shallow understanding of the principles. This time I did not miss the good opportunity. I got rid of much interference and completed the three-day session. I asked about sending forth righteous thoughts.

    Instructor Li of Wandan Primary School: After viewing the paintings in the international art exhibition, I understand the practitioners' purpose for holding the exhibition. I regret that I did not bring my students to see the exhibition. Righteous gods cannot ignore the evil's brutal persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in the human world.

    President Hsu: I was not diligent in practicing the exercises and reading the Dafa books. Since my child experienced the wonderful scenes in other dimensions as mentioned in Zhuan Falun, I truly believed and decided to cultivate diligently.

    There was a gentleman in his 70s attending the session. He said that he had known about Dafa for about 20 days. He treasured Dafa and advised everyone to cherish the opportunity.


    Germany: Falun Gong Information Day in Passau (Photo)

    (Clearwisdom.net) Passau is a city in southern Germany that borders Austria and Czech Republic. On the 13th of August 2005, Falun Gong practitioners held an information day in downtown Passau to tell local citizens about the Chinese Communist Party's brutal persecution against Falun Gong.

    Falun Gong information day at downtown Passau

    On the same day, this ancient city's Catholic cathedral held an international youth activity called "Friends All over the World". A huge number of tourists from different countries walked through the streets and by the Falun Gong information stall. It was an excellent opportunity to clarify the truth, and the yellow banner reading, "Falun Gong is a Righteous Way Cultivating Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance" was very bright and eye-catching. Although there were only two people at the table, one demonstrating the exercises and the other handing out leaflets, we still attracted the attention of many pedestrians. People slowed down to watch us and find out more. Lots of people signed the petition calling for the release of Falun Gong practitioner Jiang Renzheng, who was locked up in a forced labor camp after he was sent back to China from Germany.

    A gentleman told us that he would very soon be going on a pilgrimage and would visit many places. He wanted to tell people about China's human rights issues. He asked us if he could take more leaflets to hand out to more people.

    Some of the Chinese tourists received materials that we had especially prepared for them. We hoped that through reading these materials, they would see through the Chinese Communist Party's propaganda and understand the truth about their six-year campaign of genocide against Falun Gong.

    Source: http://clearharmony.net/articles/200508/28466.html


    Practitioners Exchange Experiences and Insights


    Strengthening Righteous Thoughts to Eliminate All Attachments of Fear, Bit by Bit

    (Clearwisdom.net) I started to practice Falun Gong in 1996, and I have been working in a sensitive government agency of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). In 2001, my "solemn declaration" was published on the Clearwisdom.net website. Officials at my workplace forced me to go to a "transformation" center for forced brainwashing and threatened to send me to jail. With the attachments of fear and sentimentality, I was unable to oppose the old forces' arrangements and yielded. I then decided to catch up. At the beginning, I still had a severe attachment of fear, worrying about the officials at my workplace coming to persecute me. Later, I realized that I needed to use righteous thoughts to face them, since Teacher told us to do so.

    The power of the Fa manifested itself. I was no longer afraid of these people. On the contrary, they were intimidated by me. They no longer came to bother me and were not so vicious when they ran into me. I even went to the person who was in charge of persecuting Falun Gong at my workplace and asked her to resolve my misplacement at work. She just shirked the responsibility and did not mention Dafa during the talk.

    I then decided to clarify the truth to my colleagues. The attachment of fear came to the surface again. I worried that my colleagues might not be able to understand it or even tell the officials. I knew those thoughts were wrong. A practitioner should not have fear and has to let go of that attachment. So I started with a colleague in my office. One day, her child came to the office. As we talked, we spoke of the self-immolation, and the child said, "That is too scary, just like Falun Gong." I felt shocked. How could I clarify the truth to the child? The child's father is a department manager. I thought, "Will there be trouble if I clarify the truth to the child?" I calmed down and decided to clarify the truth to the child--after all, I should not be afraid. I first asked the child, "What do you think of me? Is your uncle a good person?" The child replied, "Yes, you are a good person." I then said, "Let me tell you the truth. You just said Falun Gong practitioners did the self-immolation in Tiananmen Square. That was actually staged. Falun Gong practitioners would not perform a self-immolation--it is the government that made up the story to deceive people..." The child happily accepted what I said. The effect was very good.

    Another time during lunch in the dining hall, someone talked about the self-immolation. One colleague who did not know the truth said Falun Gong practitioners had performed the self-immolation. Without any hesitation, I said, "That was staged," and explained the facts. That colleague immediately realized, "Oh, it was staged."

    At the end of last year, the CCP started another action to harm the sentient beings who did not know the truth by launching a campaign of Baoxian (meaning "maintaining the advantages of the party"). Teacher told us not to look for detours when confronting any difficulty, so I decided to clarify the truth to several officials. I first sent forth righteous thoughts to cleanse myself. Then I told the officials that I heard that the CCP launched the campaign of Baoxian due to the overseas publishing of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, which pinpointed the Party's fatal flaws. Then, I told them why I practiced Dafa and that Dafa is good. Although they still had confusion and worries, they were no longer against Dafa. They just kindly reminded me to be careful and not to talk about this issue casually. Later, from what they did, I could tell that they had more or less come to know the truth. As a result, they were very passive towards the campaign of Baoxian.

    There are many stories like this, and I cannot list them all. I truly feel that as long as we can walk righteously with righteous thoughts, Dafa can do anything. Our great Teacher is very benevolent. Through the years, I have been staggering along the road of cultivation. It is Teacher who holds my hand so that I can make it through. Right now, almost all of my colleagues know the truth about Dafa, and they know that I am a Dafa practitioner. They are not against my cultivation. They just care about my safety under the harsh rule of the Party. Whenever I clarified the truth to a colleague, that person would tell me, "You can practice yourself, but you better not tell others that you are a practitioner. Someone else may report you to the police." Of course, because I was doing this totally for their benefit, nobody reported me to the police. From this we can see that because of the CCP's rule, the trust among people is very weak now.

    Currently, I have fewer attachments of fear than before. Nonetheless, there are still some left. We create the surrounding environment, and every one of us has the responsibility to improve it. I will walk the cultivation path steadfastly by following Teacher's requirements. Let us be diligent together and be worthy of the title of "Fa-Rectification Period Dafa Disciples."


    After Being Bedridden for Ten Years, I am Back at Work and in Good Health

    (Clearwisdom.net) I am 52 years old. Our great compassionate Teacher Li Hongzhi cured my illnesses, which had kept me bedridden for ten years. This has caused quite a stir in our local area.

    When I was only 27, I became very ill after giving birth. I would throw up when I ate. I could not eat or drink normally at all. Taking medicine, shots, and IV injections didn't help -- nothing worked for me. Three months later, my weight dropped from 106 pounds to 64 pounds. I was extremely thin. During the 12 years from July of 1980 to November of 1992, my life centered around taking shots and IV injections. I also developed ten other complications including heart disease, high blood pressure, a stomach ulcer, gastroptosis, appendicitis, gallbladder stones, and so on. When my illnesses acted up, I could not open my eyes; I felt so dizzy that the world would whirl in front of my eyes. In order to treat my illnesses, I visited a dozen hospitals in my area and other areas. I also used many special herbal formulas. I even went to a witch doctor for help. None of it worked. I eventually went to Peking Union Medical College Hospital, but the experts there could not help me either.

    I was bedridden for ten years straight. I was in tears every day and I was all skin and bone. I could not take care of myself and I relied on my family members to take care of me. My husband had to carry me on his back for hospital visits. Over the years, I have spent tens of thousands of yuan on medical treatment. My illnesses often made me lose consciousness and as a result I have had experiences of struggling between life and death. By 1992, at the age of 39, I already looked like an old person. At the time I really felt like the misery was too much to endure. But I could not let go of my young children, so I had no choice but struggle on in pain.

    On November 12, 1992, great compassionate Master Li Hongzhi came to my town to teach Falun Gong. After seeing Teacher, my body immediately underwent changes. The illnesses that had bothered me for years disappeared. Ten days later, I went back to work with a healthy body. When my colleagues saw me, they all said that Falun Gong was indeed miraculous.

    I'm telling you this because I want to give this wonderful message to my friends, neighbors, and the world's people who are struggling in illness and who are lost in their life's journey. With all my heart I would like to tell you, "Falun Dafa is an upright teaching. The great compassionate Teacher, Li Hongzhi, is here to offer salvation. All lives need 'Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.' Please don't be fooled anymore by the lies by the Chinese Communist Party that were aimed to deceive the world. Try to understand Falun Dafa and you will definitely understand the meaning of your life."


    A Girl Once Consumed by Bitterness over the Breakup of Her Parents Rediscovers Tolerance through Falun Gong, and Her Family Reunites (Photo)

    (Clearwisdom.net)

    Today I no longer hate others around me, nor do I bear hatred towards society, and I have gradually grown accustomed to making friends with my classmates. Moreover, I have truly experienced a light, almost weightless state after recovering from my many ailments.

    A Twofold Blow - Parents' Divorce and Disappointment in Romance

    During my junior high school days, I was a naive and kind-hearted girl. However, when I was in my first year of high school, the relationship between my parents soured. They quarreled and threatened each other with divorce for a period of time. Then one year later, when the conflicts developed to the point in which it became impossible for them to resolve their differences, they carried through with the divorce. I was very much disgusted by their quarrels, and I very quickly developed a mindset of rebellion. I stopped listening and started showing disrespect instead. Later I fell into the mentality of being disgusted with everyone and with society as a whole, until I gradually began to hate everyone around me.

    At that time, I thought everyone else was bad and that my own misfortune was society's fault. I further developed the opinion that being innocent and kind-hearted was wrong and stupid. Because of my long-term depression and the unhealthy psychological state that developed as a result, I sought out a boyfriend at a young age. However, he did not bring me any comfort, on the contrary, he brought another heavy blow to my heart. As a result, I really could not stand to look at anyone or anything.

    During the summer of my third year in senior high school, I broke up with my boyfriend, which was another blow to me. I hated him, but I hated my father even more. It was my father who deprived me of a warm family life; it was he who drove me to trying to find comfort elsewhere. At that time, I was determined to seek revenge and get payback as soon as possible.

    Inability to Control the Hatred Burning in My Heart

    Hatred had grown inside of me to a point beyond my control, and it made me wonder why people were so hypocritical. They had cheated me just as society had cheated me, so I thought. This hatred inundated my innocent nature, and I did not believe in truthfulness any more and there was no kind-heartedness in me. From then on, I seldom laughed from my heart, and I formed no true friendships. When I made contact with other classmates, I always had a mentality of distrust, and I took strict precautions to protect myself. I did not want to help others from my own initiative. Even sometimes when I did comfort or help others, it did not come from my heart. I only did it because I was afraid that others might accuse me of being indifferent. The worst was my envy of the pretty schoolgirls. I always hoped that they too would encounter the same experiences as me. While I was in the university, I studied half-heartedly and allowed free play to my wild imagination. For no reason whatsoever, I found everyone to be offensive to my eyes. Whenever anything happened, I would never exercise tolerance. I would flare into rage arbitrarily and try to pick on other people's mistakes. I would feel very miserable and angry if I found that others' families lived happy lives.

    As a matter of fact, I knew very clearly in my heart that my behavior was detrimental to myself, because it would make me sicker and sicker psychologically. However, I just could not control this hatred as it had developed into a kind of habit. Although I received a high-level education, it still could not change my twisted notions.

    More and more people in different walks of life, including students, experience the beauty of Falun Gong's principles of "Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance."

    Falun Dafa Has Cleansed My Heart

    On February 2, 1996, I had an opportunity to learn about Falun Dafa, and I felt like a child who had been lost for many years suddenly rediscovering the doorway of her home. When I carefully read Zhuan Falun, Teacher's every word shook my heart and soul. Teacher says:

    "It is because there is such a principle in the universe: Ordinary human affairs, according to the Buddha School, all have predestined relationships. Birth, old age, illness, and death exist as such for ordinary people. Due to karma resulting from past wrongdoing, one has illnesses or tribulations; suffering is repaying a karmic debt, and thus nobody can casually change this. Changing it means that one would not have to repay the debt after being in debt, and this cannot be done at will. Doing otherwise is the same as committing a bad deed." ... "In order to cure illness or eliminate tribulations and karma, these people must practice cultivation and return to their original, true selves. This is how all the different cultivation schools view it. One should return to one's original, true self; this is the real purpose of being human." (Lecture One, Zhuan Falun)

    After reading through Zhuan Falun, I did some soul searching and found that innocence and kind-heartedness were right after all. But because of my mentality of hatred, I had created a lot of karma, and I have brought many extremely bad consequences to myself and others. I realized that hatred could lead me to take even more vicious actions, resulting in harm to others and to society. As a result, I would become a person condemned by society. Falun Dafa taught me that by doing bad deeds, I would lose the most precious substance called, "de" (virtue), and gain the black substance, karma. Without de, I would then face the most dreadful consequence of both my body and soul becoming extinct. I also understood that people gained karma for doing bad things, and that it was the karma that would lead to future troubles and tribulations.

    Therefore, I stopped hating others in society, and not only that, I actually began to thank them. I truly expressed my gratitude towards them. This was because all these bitter experiences provided me with an opportunity to learn Falun Dafa. I also enlightened to the truth that it is wrong to be jealous of others. Teacher says:

    "A wicked person is born of jealousy.
    Out of selfishness and anger he complains about unfairness towards himself.
    A benevolent person always has a heart of compassion.
    With no discontentment or hatred, he takes hardship as joy.
    An enlightened person has no attachments at all.
    He quietly observes the people of the world deluded by illusions."

    ("Realms," Essentials for Further Advancement)

    I do not want to be a wicked person, and instead I wish to strive to be a benevolent person who can eventually reach enlightenment through cultivation.

    Truly Exercising Forbearance Touches the Hearts of Friends and Relatives

    Through cultivating Falun Dafa, I have experienced remarkable changes. I no longer hate the pretty girls, and I now treat the people around me with sincerity and warmth after gradually having let go of my bad temper and resentful disposition. Moreover, when other people lose their tempers, I am able to forbear it. Gradually other students became willing to make friends with me, and I grew very healthy, with no diseases whatsoever. I even experienced a lightness of my body. Today you will find me full of vitality, with a very healthy complexion.

    In 1995, before I learned Falun Gong, my father wanted to remarry my mother. At that time, because of my rebellious mentality, I resolutely opposed the idea. Later on, although I did not say much, I was still not happy about it, so I often lost my temper over the matter. After I started to practice Falun Gong, I realized that my father had suffered a lot living in other parts of the country for so many years. Since he had the courage to come back, it was a good thing for my mother, my brother, and me. Therefore, I needed to follow what Teacher has taught us by thinking more about others. I realized that I should offer kind advice to my father instead of always taking to heart what he had done in the past. Indeed, my attitude towards my father has changed for the better, and my mother and brother have both forgiven him. My father was deeply moved by our compassion, and he strived to improve himself both at work and at home. As a result, our whole family is now living very harmoniously, and after talking to my family about my practicing Falun Gong, they all eventually supported me.

    It was Falun Dafa that saved my family. If I were not practicing Falun Gong, I would still be controlled by hatred, and I would still be a person condemned by society. My entire youth, and perhaps my whole life, would be filled with a hatred that would eventually destroy me, and the consequences are too ghastly to contemplate. Falun Dafa has created my future anew, thus preventing any harm or damage I might have otherwise done to others and to society.


    A Special Speech Given by a Man's Mother on his Wedding Day

    (Clearwisdom.net)

    In the winter of 2004, at a hotel in Weixian City, Hebei Province, I attended a very special wedding ceremony. Many guests had been invited to the wedding ceremony that started at around noon.

    When the ceremony proceeded to the point where the parents of the wedding couple were supposed to go onto the stage to give a speech, a couple in their fifties happily walked up onto the stage. The lady said, "Thank you, friends and relatives for attending my son and daughter-in-law's wedding. Today I am especially delighted and also extremely touched. This is because I finally managed to survive to this day, to witness my son's wedding." Many people opened their eyes in surprise.

    The mother continued, "I am someone who had been expected to die by the doctors at the hospital. In the past, I suffered from many illnesses and had to be hospitalized on many occasions. We spent a lot of money but I did not get any better. In 1998 I was seriously ill and was hospitalized again. This time the doctor gave me a letter informing me that I was critically ill and that my days were numbered. I was told that my request to stay at the hospital was declined and that I should go home and prepare for my funeral. I felt pity for my teenage son, as his mother would be gone soon.... I was in utter despair."

    The whole hall was quiet. The mother went on, "Later, a friend introduced Falun Gong to me. From then on, Falun Gong changed my fate. Within a few months of cultivation, I was revived. It was Falun Gong that gave me a second chance. If not for Falun Gong, I would not be alive today, not to mention being able to attend my son's wedding here."

    The mother said, "On July 20, 1999, Jiang's regime started to suppress and persecute Falun Gong on a country-wide scale. My family members were illegally detained, fined and tortured with torture devices on numerous occasions. One time, the County Detention Centre police asked me if it was wrong for the government to persecute Falun Gong. I replied that it was definitely wrong. As a person, one must talk about conscience. I am a person who had been given a death sentence by the hospital. It was Falun Gong that gave me a new lease on life and ensured happiness in my family. Falun Gong also taught each member of my family how to be good people. Would you say this is this right or wrong? As people, we cannot go against our own consciences."

    The wedding guests were all touched. Some people nodded their heads in agreement, some people were thinking deeply.

    "At this time I am able to attend my son's wedding, and I think there is a predestined relationship among us (to meet here). Among you who are seated here, if you have already started practicing Falun Gong, please cultivate diligently and do not let Master and his merciful salvation down. For those who are not already Falun Gong practitioners, please quickly read the book Zhuan Falun and try to understand the true story of Falun Gong. This is indeed a rare chance for all of us."

    After the mother finished her speech, she walked down from the stage and shook hands with the guests. She reminded them one by one, "You must remember my words. You must remember to cultivate diligently. Friends and relatives, you must remember that Falun Gong is good! I only have this wish to give as a gift to all of you. I believe that this is more valuable than any other gift in the world."

    That day there was another wedding taking place in the same hotel. There were a lot of guests; including hotel employees there were over 400 people. They all stopped their meals and work. The whole hall was quiet and everyone listened attentively to this Falun Dafa practitioner tell her story.

    During the meal everyone was talking about the topic of Falun Gong. After the meal, while sending off the guests, this mother again reminded her guests to remember that Falun Gong is good. The guests expressed their thanks and respect to her.


    How An Elementary School Pupil Clarified the Truth to Those around Her

    (Clearwisdom.net) As the number of people quitting the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Communist Youth League (CYL) and Chinese Young Pioneers (CYP) keeps increasing, the communist evil spirit is employing all means in a vain attempt to expand its forces and is starting to increase the CYL's membership, even among elementary school pupils under the age of 14.

    One day, the teacher in charge of our class wrote out on the blackboard more than ten outstanding students' names for the class to elect and my name was among them. Since I had already withdrawn from the CYP, I knew I should absolutely never get stuck with the CYL. Therefore, I sent forth righteous thoughts to deny the communist evil spirit's arrangement completely and ask for Teacher's help. As a result, I was, as I wished, not elected, but I gave several of my votes to other classmates, thinking with an ordinary person's mentality.

    Upon getting home, I told my mom about it. Mom pointed out that I was being too selfish. Since I knew that I myself could not be inscribed with the mark of the party, I should not have elected other classmates. She pointed out that that was the same as if I had pushed them into a bottomless pit. She asked me to clarify the truth quickly to my classmates and have them quit the CYL as soon as possible.

    Therefore, I started clarifying the truth to my classmates from the angle of a third party. It went smoothly. Before I realized it, I developed an attachment of being complacent and one of my classmates, who didn't want to quit the CYL, informed our teacher against me.

    On the day I went back to school, the teacher in charge of our class suddenly asked me, "Why did you persuade your classmates to quit the CYL and CYP?" I said frankly and calmly, "I read from a book of prophecies that the CCP is a red dragon in another dimension. If one joins the CCP, CYL or CYP, he will be inscribed with the mark of this dragon. Nowadays, the Party has become corrupt and evil, and the gods will settle accounts with it some day in the future. If one is a member of CCP, CYL or CYP, he will be a member of their organization and will be among the ones that are weeded out."

    The teacher asked, "Is there anybody in your family practicing Falun Gong?" I didn't answer directly; instead I replied, "I have read flyers handed out by Falun Gong practitioners. They tell people about 'Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance' and persuade people to become good. Furthermore, Falun Gong can cure people's diseases and keep them fit. Now, there are many people outside China who believe in and practice Falun Gong." The teacher then said, "O.K. Let's have a good talk about it tonight."

    Upon learning that the teacher wanted to talk to me later, Mom reminded me, "Seize this chance to clarify the truth. You may clarify the truth with wisdom from the angle of a third party. Send forth righteous thoughts frequently, and I will help you by sending forth righteous thoughts also." Having listened to what Mom said to me, I could not help being a little nervous. I lost no time and started to send forth righteous thoughts to clear away my attachment of fear and all the evil factors in other dimensions. Then I found from the "Minghui Weekly" several articles sharing experiences about clarifying the truth to teachers. I read them to get an idea of how others had been able to be successful when clarifying the truth to their teachers.

    In the evening, our teacher asked her daughter (also my classmate) to come look for me. Upon going down the stairs with her, I saw the teacher, two other teachers who were teaching us some courses and our vice principal waiting for me there. I was told they came to do an investigation of what happened. I felt my heart beating faster, and I asked Teacher to strengthen my resolve. In the process of clarifying the truth to my teachers, I felt myself filled with wisdom and able to answer questions smoothly. Below are the questions my teachers and vice principal asked me, along with my replies.

    The teacher in charge asked, "Do you believe in Falun Gong?"

    I answered, "I believe in 'Zhen, Shan, Ren.' I think 'Zhen, Shan, Ren' is very good. 'Zhen' is teaching people to be honest, do things in a honest way and not lie; 'Shan' means always thinking of others, being kind, and having compassion for others; 'Ren' is a way to treat others with tolerance and forbearance, and to be modest and courteous."

    Question: "You quit the CYP. Don't you love our country?"

    Answer: "I love my country. However, it doesn't mean I love the organization of the CCP. China and the CCP are not equivalent concepts."

    Question: "Our country doesn't allow people to practice Falun Gong, so one can not practice. Isn't that right?"

    Answer: "It is not the country that doesn't allow people to practice Falun Gong. It is only one or a handful of leaders of the government, who were full of jealousy, that didn't allow people to practice. The Tiananmen Self-Immolation Incident was staged. As far as I know, all Falun Gong practitioners are nice people. They don't even kill insects. How could they commit suicide? If Falun Gong is not good, why are so many people practicing it, including many foreigners?"

    Question: "How do you know so much about it?"

    Answer: "Because I often read flyers clarifying the truth, delivered by Falun Gong practitioners. Teacher, don't you read those flyers delivered to the building hallways where your home is?"

    Finally, a teacher complained to the teacher in charge, "You are stirring up troubles." After saying that, the teacher left in a huff. Another teacher whispered to me, "Please quit the CCP for me, but don't use my real name." After saying this, that teacher was also gone. The vice principal, who was off to the side, also glared at the teacher in charge and said no more.

    * * * * *

    Upon going through the process of clarifying the truth this time, I found that I still had many human mentalities. Facing the upcoming graduation from elementary school, I thought I should make good progress after finishing the exams and getting into junior high school. As a matter of fact, this was to find some pretext for myself to be lazy and, therefore, I slackened my pace in doing the three things that Teacher asked us to do. Furthermore, when facing the problem of quitting the CYL, I did not realize, from the aspect of the Fa, that I should seize the opportunity to save my classmates and teachers. On the contrary, I voted for classmates out of a human mentality. Is it not the same as pushing my classmates into a bottomless pit?

    Later after discussing with Mom, I came to realize that, as practitioners, we are supposed to save sentient beings. However, I clarified the truth only because I wanted to make up for my mistake of voting for my classmates to join the CYL. In other words, I did not do it out of my compassion for them. After several classmates quit the CYP (or CYL), I developed an attachment to being complacent and this allowed the evil to use it as a loophole, which caused the classmate, who didn't know the truth, to report me to the teacher.

    Since I failed to study the Fa and practice the exercises often, my righteous thoughts were not strong enough and the words I spoke were not powerful enough. Hence, the evil spirit behind the teacher in charge was not eliminated completely. When the teacher in charge later brought the vice principal and two other teachers to do an investigation (they are also sentient beings I should save), I developed the attachment of fear and wasn't able to realize quickly that it was not me who was scared, but some factors behind me. Only after asking for Teacher's help to strengthen me and under Teacher's protection with compassion, did my wisdom emerge. It kept me from being persecuted by the evil and made those teachers able to know the truth and one to even resign from the CCP.

    The above are just some shallow understandings of my Mom and me. If anything is wrong or improper, please kindly point it out.


    People Start Practicing Falun Dafa after Learning the Truth

    (Clearwisdom.net) Master taught us in "Let Go of Human Attachments and Save the World's People,"

    "And as for people who want to learn the practice after you clarify the truth, you should arrange for them to study the Fa and learn the exercises as soon as possible. They are the next group of disciples who will cultivate."

    From the beginning of the persecution until now, because Falun Dafa practitioners clarified the truth patiently in our little town, some fellow practitioners who once took detours on their paths have come back, and more than ten new people have taken up the practice, demonstrating solid faith in the Fa and Master. One new practitioner's husband strongly supports her. He encouraged her, "You just practice and don't worry. If one day you are arrested, I will take meals to you every day." New practitioners also actively join each group Fa-study or experience sharing.

    One lady started cultivating in 2004, and she does the three things Master asks of practitioners every day. She studies the Fa, does the exercises, and sends forth righteous thoughts every evening. She will not go to sleep before joining in sending forth righteous thoughts globally at midnight. Her husband would help by reminding her whenever it looked like her mind was wandering.

    One new practitioner introduced Falun Dafa to her younger sister. The two sisters greatly treasure the Fa. They have withdrawn from CCP (Chinese Communist Party) organizations and helped more than thirty other people withdraw from the CCP organizations, as well.

    Recently, a young couple who both started practicing Falun Dafa a short time ago took the initiative to let our group use their house to do group exercises and have group Fa-study. This is the first group practice site we have had since the persecution began on July 20, 1999.

    We believe that along with the mighty current of Master's Fa-rectification rapidly pushing forward, so many group practice sites will be established that they will look like bamboo shoots after a spring rain, giving people their chance to be saved!


    My Aunt's Change

    (Clearwisdom.net) I went back home for summer vacation this year. My aunt hurried to see me, showing fear in her face. She said, "I received a booklet which is against the Communist Party. I remembered you asked your uncle (my aunt's husband) to withdraw from the Communist Party. I am afraid you are involved in this. So I hurried over to tell you not to get involved. Who dares to be against the Communist Party? Even though it's very bad, it is in power. If you are against it, you will suffer. It's much more powerful than you."

    I patiently let her finish her words and then said, "Aunt, you came over to tell me because you worry about me. People of your age have experienced what the Communist Party has done, so you are very afraid of it. Haven't you told me about these people who died in labor camps? What crimes have they committed? They were locked up until they died, just because they told the truth."

    My aunt replied, "Yes. These people were very capable, and well educated. At that time, they were forced to carry big baskets of dirt to fix the roads, even though they were starving. They died as a result of the starvation and intense labor. In the 1960s, people in the labor camps almost died out. People who died late did not have the strength bury the people who died before them. So the bodies were buried very shallowly. The smell of dead bodies was everywhere. Dead bodies were floating in the river, and crabs were climbing over them. No one dared to eat crabs, because they were afraid that the crabs ate dead human bodies. Bigger wooden signs were for an officer's grave, and smaller ones were for a soldier. Graveyards were several miles long. I am still afraid when I think of it today." She continued, "There were two big pits at the county hospital. No one knows how many babies' bodies were buried there. These babies had just come out of their mother's wombs. The babies were due, and their mothers were sent to the hospital. The babies were delivered after their mothers were given special shots. When the babies came out, their heads were dipped into water, so that they would not cry. After they died, their bodies were dumped in the big pits. The Communist Party has killed so many people. You did not experience the horror. That is why you are not afraid of it."

    I said, "Aunt, I worry for you. I worry for you and your relatives. The Communist Party has killed so many people, and it fights against nature and humanity. Its crimes are so huge. Evil will be punished. Heaven will eliminate the Communist Party. You joined the Communist Party, and if you don't withdraw, you will share its fate. Do you want to risk your future for this most corrupt party? For your safety you should withdraw from the Communist Party."

    My aunt understood this, and asked all her family members to withdraw from Communist Party later.


    When the Mind is Righteous, the Evil Perishes

    (Clearwisdom.net) Teacher told us in "Teaching the Fa at the Western U.S. International Fa Conference,"

    "So as a cultivator, what is truly remarkable is when you can be steadfast and have righteous thoughts so firm that nothing can sway you. Be solid and firm like diamond, or granite, and then nothing can affect you--evil will be afraid at the mere sight of you. If upon encountering trying circumstances your thinking can be truly righteous, then, when faced with the evil's persecution and when faced with interference, just one sentence of yours fortified with steadfast righteous thoughts can instantly make the evil disintegrate, and it will make those who are being used by the evil turn and flee, it will make the evil's persecution of you dissolve, and it will make the evil's interfering with you disappear without a trace. One thought born of righteous faith is all it takes. And whoever can hold firm that righteous thought and go the distance will become a magnificent god forged by Dafa."

    Recalling my experience in validating the Fa, I have a deep and unforgettable appreciation for this paragraph.

    It was early summer of 2002. I went to my work unit to clarify the truth.

    Prior to that time, I had been arrested by the police while attending a small Fa conference. The police abused me both physically and verbally. I was sent to prison and then to a brainwashing center, where I endured inhumane treatment. My employer suspended me for several months without pay. While facing the persecution, I was determined to deny the persecution. Because of my righteous thoughts and fearless mentality, I was able to pass all the "tests."

    The persecution of Falun Gong practitioners is a key point in our truth clarification. Especially when talking about our own experiences, our stories become more powerful and moving. If we tell our stories without fear, and tell them with wisdom and rationality from Dafa, everyone will be willing to listen. Even people who have been poisoned by the lies and slander of the persecution do not dare to oppose our clarifying the truth in this way. I visited many agencies, including police branches, residential offices, banks, social security departments, Politics and Law committees and even the city police department. I clarified the truth to the directors, party secretaries, managers, clerks and officials in the city. I told them about what happened to me and about the truth behind the "Tiananmen Square Self-immolation." To validate the beauty of Dafa, I shared how I personally benefited from practicing Falun Gong. After that, I requested that my employer pay my back salary.

    During my truth clarification, I came to know many officials and their staff members. As a result of my efforts, they developed some understanding of Dafa and of the persecution. Later, almost everyone I talked to indicated that they would push the company to pay me my salary. This has been the result of Teacher's compassion; it is also an opportunity for more people to learn Dafa and is a clear indicator that people who have learned the truth are walking toward a renewed life. Even if the manifestation is tiny, we still have to treasure every opportunity to save people. A single spark can ignite an entire grassland. Meanwhile, while people are getting to know the truth, the evil begins to dissolve. This is also a process of demonstrating Dafa's compassion to save people. When we clarify the truth well, we can see how a hopeless situation can turn around to become very good.

    The other day I went to see the party secretary of my company. My past experience with him showed that he had some basic understanding about Dafa, so our conversation was friendly. Even the security section chief there did not say anything negative. During our discussion, however, a man came in and yelled angrily, "You Falun Gong practitioners set yourselves on fire." Before he had a chance to continue, I stopped him and said, "That was a hoax by Jiang Zemin to frame Falun Gong." I fixed him firmly with my gaze while talking. To my surprise, he was so frightened that his body trembled briefly. He did not dare stay any longer and left immediately. This person was the office director. The whole exchange happened so suddenly, and I just spoke out loud what came to my mind.

    After that, we continued talking, and then another man came in. He was also angry and red-faced. He appeared to be furious and made some noises from his throat. Before he had a chance to speak, I looked him in the eye. He instantly lowered his head to avoid direct eye contact and he turned around and left immediately. This person was the general manager. My salary issue was being delayed over and over again, due to the evil's interference in other dimensions. However, after my comprehensive truth clarification using my righteous thoughts to overcome the evil, I effectively suppressed and dissolved the evil elements and reduced their scope of activity. But the evil was not about to quit easily, and the two persons (general manager and office director) continued to make trouble. Under Teacher's compassionate protection, I dissolved the evil with righteous thoughts and actions. As Teacher said,

    "...it will make those who are being used by the evil turn and flee, it will make the evil's persecution of you dissolve, and it will make the evil's interfering with you disappear without a trace." ("Teaching the Fa at the Western U.S. International Fa Conference")

    After the evil was eliminated, no one dared to make any more trouble for me, and my company finally paid back all my salary unconditionally.


    A New Practitioner: Obtaining the Fa While in Tribulation

    (Clearwisdom.net)

    One day last May, I was struck by a disaster. I suddenly fell from a 3-meter high, two-story building. I immediately fell unconscious from the shock and pain. I was sent to a hospital. A CT scan confirmed that I had fractured my wrist and sprained my pelvis. The doctor suggested that I be hospitalized for surgery on the wrist and pelvic bone. At that time, I was in unbearable pain. I had no idea how I would live my life in the future. My parents sought help with a specialist. Eventually, they discussed the situation with me and decided to put a cast on my wrist instead of going through an operation. I went home to recuperate.

    After returning home, I had pain all over my body, which made it difficult for me to get through the day. I was in unbearable pain. I could not sleep for two to three days in particular, as I could not lie down, sit, or stand up during the night. I could not describe how awful it was. My parents were with me day and night to take care of me.

    A relative of mine practices Falun Dafa and constantly clarified the truth to me. However, I was poisoned by the lies on TV and other mouthpiece media. Therefore, I was not sure if what I heard about Falun Dafa was believable or not. This practitioner told me that I should study well the book Zhuan Falun.

    I started reading Zhuan Falun thoroughly. At first, I couldn't hold the book with my hands, so the practitioner read the book to me. Then a miracle happened. I was immobile and could not take care of myself. On the second day, I was able to cling to the wall and slowly walk to the restroom. I was able to sleep. I only took the medicine that my father had bought me for four to five days. When I was in pain, I asked Teacher to help me. During the day, I persisted in studying the Fa and read Falun Dafa related truth-clarification materials. In less than ten days, I was able to get up from bed and walk around, and I was able to take care of myself. One month later I could go downstairs to take a walk. I have personally experienced a miracle of Falun Dafa.

    I was blessed from the tribulation and fortunate enough to obtain the Fa. I'm writing this today to share with everyone. With all my heart, I'm telling everyone, "Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good! It is Falun Dafa that has given me my second life."


    Media Coverage


    Epoch Times: Stop Feeding the Dragon: Forced Deportation from the UK Is to Certain Persecution
    Why Western Governments Need to Learn Some Serious Lessons from Recent Deportations that Have Sent People Back to China to face persecution

    Epoch Times UK Staff

    Aug 26, 2005

    Supporters of Falun Gong (also called Falun Dafa) display a banner showing torture re-enactments. (Greg Wood/AFP/Getty Images)

    Commentary

    There was a time in China when you couldn't switch on the TV, radio, or pick up a paper without being hit by a deluge of anti-Falun Gong propaganda. But now--not a whisper. The subject of Falun Gong has been faded out over the last couple of years in one smooth slide of the media control panel.

    So what happened? Did the Communist regime give up their attempts to eradicate the peaceful practice? Is the silence of the airwaves, once filled with hatred, matched by a quiet in the labor camps which has replaced the echoing screams of torture victims?

    In a word, no.

    The media silence on the persecution does not indicate a softening stance towards Falun Gong. On the contrary; it is a calculated step designed to continue the persecution unabated. According to the Falun Dafa Information Centre, the number of reported Falun Gong deaths has been continuing to rise at an increasing rate.

    The recent deportation cases, in which asylum seekers have been sent back to China to face persecution, are case in point; a sharp example of the serious situation in China and the degree to which Western governments have been duped by the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) tactical shift.

    In March, a family of Falun Gong practitioners were deported from Germany back to China. The authorities had confidently dismissed claims that they would face persecution, saying that the husband, Jiang Renzheng had not engaged in any activities which would put him at risk. Within one month, he was in a labor camp.

    Two weeks ago in Canada, a Falun Gong practitioner was returned amidst similar assurances. She disappeared on return to China. When Falun Gong practitioners disappear, all too often they reappear months later in labor camps, or emerge years later as a name on a list of death cases.

    Recent cases in the UK, as with other cases in other countries, have been taken so close to the wire, with last minute aborted deportations.

    In the UK at present, Ms. Ling Na Rong is still in detention, her fate hanging in the balance, having narrowly avoided two scheduled deportations. The authorities have rejected her asylum claims because she is not a "Falun Gong leader". Yet Falun Gong practitioners in the UK are adamant that she faces a very real risk of torture.

    The Home Office, like other authorities, says that each case is measured on its own merit. But when governments are consistently misjudging the risk to deportees, the problem lies not with their judgment of the individual case but with their overall perception of the situation. In other words, they have been deceived by the CCP about the situation in China.

    Jiang Zemin originally declared his intention to eradicate Falun Gong within three months and launched an all out campaign of demonization. The expectation was that the wave of hatred-inducing propaganda and all-out repression, together with extensive torture and incarceration, would be too much for Falun Gong to bear and all traces of the practice would be washed away. The persecution was an all or nothing gamble; it was such a large scale deception--targeting 100f the population--that were the truth to emerge and Falun Gong to survive, Jiang knew it would spell disaster for the CCP.

    So when a few years later Falun Gong was still going strong, and the persecution was beginning to lose support and face growing criticism in China, the CCP quietly pulled it underground. The all-out slander dropped from a daily barrage to a weekly trickle, then to nothing. But meanwhile, in the labor camps and detention centers, the torture and beatings continued.

    The purpose was to allow the persecution to continue unchecked, to convince the Chinese people that the CCP had won out against the practice, and to convince the outside world that the persecution was no longer an issue for the CCP.

    When the CCP was still shouting from the rooftops about Falun Gong, the voice of criticism had begun to grow louder in the west. The benign nature of the practice was increasingly recognized outside of China, so the voice of hatred from China was beginning to be seen more clearly for what it was; incitement to genocide. In dumbing down the hate campaign, they gave the impression that they had left Falun Gong alone.

    And, if the recent spate of deportation attempts is anything to go by, the downplaying of the persecution by the CCP has in part been successful in convincing Western governments that the CCP has lost interest in Falun Gong.

    However, the widespread miscalculation of the risk to deportees has several further reasons behind it.

    One issue is espionage. Falun Gong practitioners have always claimed that they have been monitored by Chinese spies abroad, and that western governments have failed to grasp the degree of surveillance overseas. They emphasize that for a person to involve themselves in Falun Gong appeal activities even in a small way may place them in great danger on return to China.

    They refer to a "blacklist" of Falun Gong practitioners, used by the CCP to bar people's entry into other countries on sensitive occasions, as evidence of overseas monitoring. When ex-president Jiang Zemin visited Iceland, dozens of Falun Gong practitioners from different countries were detained on arrival, and many were barred from boarding flights to the country. The Icelandic people protested in their thousands. Similar things have happened in other countries.

    Falun Gong practitioners in the UK have long-claimed to have received menacing calls, had their emails tampered with, their telephones tapped, had conversations opposite the Chinese embassy monitored and have been filmed by people inside the Chinese Embassy.

    Perhaps it is forgivable that the authorities doubted Falun Gong practitioners' concerns about espionage and needed further confirmation of the phenomenon. But when Jiang Renzheng was whisked off to a labor camp after deportation from Germany, the alarm bells should have begun to ring in the Immigration departments worldwide.

    And when several defectors stepped forward in the last few months, describing and evidencing a network of thousands of spies dedicated to monitoring Falun Gong, governments should have sat up, taken notice and adjusted their perception of asylum-seeking issues accordingly.

    But recent events suggest that they haven't.

    It is a sad indictment of the failure to take these claims seriously that the latest deportation tragedy was in Canada, where defector Han Guangsheng has not only confirmed other reports of espionage rings monitoring Falun Gong, but also described in graphic detail how he had witnessed torture and beatings of over a hundred Falun Gong practitioners.

    It seems that the voice of Falun Gong practitioners is the last one to be listened to. Media reports often imply that Falun Gong would have its own motives in providing false information or painting the persecution as more serious than it really is.

    But looking back over the last six years, a clear pattern emerges; the claims of Falun Gong practitioners are slowly but surely, one by one, turning out to be true.

    When the persecution first began, many of the lies about the practice were repeated in the west. These lies were challenged by Falun Gong practitioners, and eventually the peaceful nature of the practice came to be recognized as they claimed it to be.

    When in 2001 a tragic case of self-immolation in Tiananmen Square caught the headlines, claimed by the CCP to be carried out by Falun Gong, it was vehemently denied by practitioners saying that a genuine Falun Gong practitioner would never do such a thing. Over the following months and years, evidence emerged which clearly points to the whole event being staged by the CCP.

    Falun Gong practitioners long ago began to talk about the mysterious 610 Office; an instrument of government above the law which has absolute power in carrying out the persecution of Falun Gong. The existence of this Gestapo-like agency has recently been confirmed by defectors who worked for it.

    There are many further examples.

    Much of the reluctance to take the word of Falun Gong practitioners at face value stems from the remnants of the labels slapped on it by the CCP which filter through to the west unnoticed. Falun Gong has subconsciously been labeled as having ulterior motives.

    There are two sides to any story, but that doesn't mean that the truth lies between. Hitler had his reasons for persecuting the Jews for sure. And the Jews had their reasons for resisting. Hitler was a Genocidal maniac. The Jews were fighting for their lives.

    The CCP is trying to eradicate Falun Gong. Falun Gong practitioners are fighting for their right to practice and fighting for the lives of their fellow practitioners. This is not an unreasonable motive for their efforts to expose the persecution, nor a reason to work too hard to find reasons to doubt their word. Caution yes, but when you have to make a choice in which human lives hang in the balance, is it better to trust the word of a persecuted meditation practice or the word of a regime which has murdered 80 million of its own people?

    The CCP has always made a mockery of diplomacy, deliberately manipulating the sensitivities of democratic processes to its own advantage. For example, it plays on the concept of "not losing face" Any self-respecting diplomat will be taught that "not losing face" is part of the Chinese cultural make-up and must be handled sensitively. So they play on this: "You can't talk about human rights out in the open, because we will loose face." The diplomats wring their hands in a great show of cultural sensitivity, and comply. Meanwhile the CCP is just laughing at them.

    The deportation cases tragically reflect both the naivety and ignorance of the Western governments and the bitter reality of the persecution. The CCP cadres must be laughing, rubbing their hands in glee, as governments prepare these deportations and forward information on the person, their time of arrival and the nature of their application.

    Even the CCP must be wondering how many times people will be able to disappear into labor camps on return to China before the Western governments begin to wise up. But one thing is for sure; they aren't going to miss a trick. Poison is just poison.

    http://english.epochtimes.com/news/5-8-26/31621.html


    News from China


    Falun Dafa Practitioners Mr. Huang Wei and His Wife Hao Yanqiu from Shijiazhuang City Are Released

    (Clearwisdom.net) Following rescue efforts and calls from people worldwide, Falun Dafa practitioners Mr. Huang Wei and his wife from Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province were recently released. Twice sentenced to terms of forced labor, Huang Wei and his wife were bailed out on medical parole last week, ending their labor camp terms early. Mr. Huang Wei is sick with high blood pressure, and his wife is very weak now, as well.

    Mr. Huang Wei is 37 years old and was previously employed as a sales representative for the Shijiazhuang City Branch of Hebei Province Bio-medical Engineering Company. Mr. Huang's wife Hao Yanqiu is 34 years old. She graduated in fashion design from the Hebei Province Light Industry and Chemical Engineering Institute. The couple began their cultivation of Falun Dafa in the spring of 1995. The first time Mr. Huang Wei was sentenced to three years forced labor resulting from his appealing for the rights of Falun Dafa practitioners in 1999. The first labor camp term lasted until 2002.

    Mr. Huang was sentenced a second time to forced labor in April of 2004. He was charged with "refusing to accept brainwashing." His wife tried to have him released but was herself detained in the Hebei Province Legal Education Center (a brainwashing class) at the beginning of 2005.

    Mr. and Mrs. Huang's attorney Mr. Gao Zhisheng wrote an open letter regarding this case to the People's Congress at the end of December 2004, describing the inhuman tortures suffered by Mr. Huang because he practiced Falun Dafa. The letter called for an immediate resolution to the Falun Dafa practitioners' issues with legal procedures, but the Congress provided no response.

    For public relations purposes, Chinese officials will often issue statements showing their continued concern for human rights prior to overseas visits by top officials. They do this while hundreds of thousands of Falun Dafa practitioners are still detained in Chinese prisons and labor camps, including U.S. citizen Charles Li, who has been detained in a prison for two and a half years.


    Latest News from China - August 16, 2005

    (Clearwisdom.net)

    1. [Wanyuan City, Sichuan Province] Two Elderly Practitioners, Mr. Zhang Wenbin and Mr. Zhang Wenguang, Were Arrested and Detained
    2. [Kaifeng City, Henan Province] Ms. Geng Yunjiao and Others Were Sent by the Kaifeng 610 Office to a Brainwashing Class
    3. [Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia] Ms. Yang Guixia and Ms. Wang Fengyun Were Arrested by the Police
    4. [Wendeng City, Shandong Province] Practitioners Including Ms. Sun Wenping and Ms. Bi Jinfeng Were Arrested
    5. [Wuyi City, Zhejiang Province] Ms. Li Liangcui Has Been Missing Since Her Husband Was Arrested
    6. [Guangyuan City, Sichuan Province] Ms. Ma Shengnan Once Again Arrested
    7. [Pingdu City, Shandong Province] Ms. Yang Fen'e Was Arrested
    8. [Tonghua City, Jilin Province] Ms. Wang Yufang from Huashu Village of Er'daojiang District Was Arrested
    9. [Hunan Province] Five Practitioners Including Xiao Ganghua Were Detained at Qidong County Detention Center.
    10. [Xuchang County, Henan Province] Practitioners Including Ms. Lian Yuzhu Were Arrested
    11. [Potou City, Hebei Province] Practitioners Including Yin Xiuying Were Arrested
    12. [Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia] Practitioners Including Ms. Wang Fengyun Were Arrested
    13. [Xunke County, Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Fu Lihua Arrested by the Public Security Bureau
    14. [Baoding City, Hebei Province] Mr. Zhi Zhanmin Was Arrested for the Third Time

    1. [Wanyuan City, Sichuan Province] Two Elderly Practitioners, Mr. Zhang Wenbin and Mr. Zhang Wenguang, Were Arrested and Detained

    Mr. Zhang Wenbin (a teacher, over 60 years old) and his elder brother Mr. Zhang Wenguang (a farmer, over 70 years old), reside at Shiwo Township, Wanyuan City. On July 23, 2005, the two brothers went to the neighboring Yudai Township to clarify the truth, but were reported to the police. The police followed them, arrested them, and detained them for two days. The two brothers were tortured by the police of the Wanyuan City National Security Team and were detained at the Wanyuan No. 1 Detention Center. Even now, the police do not allow any visitors to see them.

    The phone number for the Wanyuan Public Security Bureau: 86-818-8622544, 86-818-8602700.

    2. [Kaifeng City, Henan Province] Ms. Geng Yunjiao and Others Were Sent by the Kaifeng 610 Office to a Brainwashing Class

    The Kaifeng 610 Office sent practitioners from this area to "Wenquan Hotel" in Lankao County to be brainwashed. Those who have been arrested are: Ms. Geng Yunjiao, Mr. Wang Feng, Ms. Xue Zhenghong, Mr. Gou Xinmin, Mr. Feng Haijun, Ms. Shao Guozhi, Mr. Sang Zhenping, Ms. Li Baoyun, Mr. Zou Hongbin, Mr. Hu Shimin, and Mr. Liu Yuhu.

    3. [Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia] Ms. Yang Guixia and Ms. Wang Fengyun Were Arrested by the Police

    At 6:00 p.m. on August 9, 2005, Dafa practitioner Ms. Yang Guixia (45 years old) from Hongshan District was arrested from her home. The police dragged her into the police vehicle and sent her to the Chifeng City Brainwashing Class.

    Some time around August 11, 2005, Ms. Wang Fengyun (over 40 years old) was arrested by the police when she was working as a nanny for a family in the Hongshan District.

    In 2000, Ms. Wang Fengyun was sentenced to one year in the Inner Mongolia Huhhote Woman's Labor Camp. After she was released, the local 610 Office and the local police kept harassing her. Ms. Wang was forced to leave home to avoid persecution. Now she has been arrested again and we do not know where she is being detained.

    4. [Wendeng City, Shandong Province] Practitioners Including Ms. Sun Wenping and Ms. Bi Jinfeng Were Arrested

    In July 2005, practitioners Ms. Sun Wenping and Ms. Bi Jinfeng from Kouzi Town, Wendeng City, Mr. Lin Zhiguan from Dunjiadian of Songcun Town, and Ms. Liu Yufeng (wife) and Lin Junlan from Xiaozetou Village were arrested. Around August 10, Ms. Song Ailing from Zhouge Village, Songcun Town, Wendeng City was also arrested.

    5. [Wuyi City, Zhejiang Province] Ms. Li Liangcui Has Been Missing Since Her Husband Was Arrested

    Recently, Ms. Li Liangcui from Wuyi City, Zhejiang Province has been missing after her husband Mr. Zhou Lianghua (who is also a practitioner) was arrested.

    6. [Guangyuan City, Sichuan Province] Ms. Ma Shengnan Once Again Arrested

    Ms. Ma Shengnan, 56 years old, is a retired worker from the Guangyuan City Auto Transportation Company. Because she practiced Falun Gong she was sentenced to one and a half year of forced labor, and was sent to the Nanmusi Forced Labor Camp to be tortured there. Ms. Ma was extorted out of tens of thousands of yuan. Around 6:00 p.m. on August 11, she was once again arrested by the Guangyuan City 610 Office when she was taking care of her mother who is over 80 years old and seriously sick, at her mother's home at Xin Town, Yilong County, Sichuan Province. She was arrested on the street and the specific location for her detention is unknown.

    Relevant phone numbers:

    Zhao Anjun, the Secretary General of the Guangyuan City Political and Judicial Committee: 86-13308120006 (Cell)
    Sun Wanchao, the Director of the 610 Office and the Deputy Secretary-General of the Guangyuan City Political and Judicial Committee: 86-13154436442 (Cell)
    Du Chenghua, the Deputy Director of the Guangyuan City 610 Office: 86-13908121222

    7. [Pingdu City, Shandong Province] Ms. Yang Fen'e Was Arrested

    Dafa practitioner Ms. Yang Fen'e from Pingdu City was arrested on her way from Pingdu to Jiudian to clarify the truth on July 25, 2005 (June 20, 2005 of the Chinese Calendar).

    8. [Tonghua City, Jilin Province] Ms. Wang Yufang from Huashu Village of Er'daojiang District Was Arrested

    Practitioner Ms. Wang Yufang from Huashu Village, Er'daojiang District, Tonghua City, Jilin Province, 52 years old, was reported to the police on August 10, 2005. She was arrested from home by the Er'daojiang District Branch of the Tonghua City Public Security Bureau. Her home was searched and her Dafa books and her truth-clarifying materials were confiscated. Currently Ms. Wang is jailed at the Changliu Detention Center of Tonghua City: 86-435-3927192.

    9. [Hunan Province] Five Practitioners Including Xiao Ganghua Were Detained at the Qidong County Detention Center.

    On the evening on August 13, 2005, Mr. Xiao Ganghua, Mr. Xiao Aimin and Mr. Li Chaoguo were arrested from their homes by the local police together with the local 610 Office National Security Team. On August 11, 2005 and August 12, 2005, practitioners Ms. Shi Jinhua and Mr. Zhou Jianping were arrested. Currently, the five of them are being jailed at the County Detention Center.

    10. [Xuchang County, Henan Province] Practitioners Including Ms. Lian Yuzhu Were Arrested

    On August 9, 2005, Ms. Lian Yuzhu, Ms. Su Xiulan and Ms. Jiang Jinghua were followed and reported when they were clarifying the truth to people. They have been arrested and are currently detained at the Xuchang County Detention Center and have been tortured there.

    11. [Potou City, Hebei Province] Practitioners Including Yin Xiuying Were Arrested

    On August 2, 2005, practitioners Ms. Yin Xiuying and Mr. Zhang Xiong from Hezhuangzi Village of Wenmiao Town, Potou City, Hebei Province were reported on and arrested on their way to Huanghua City. Currently, they are being detained at Huanghua City Detention Center.

    12. [Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia] Practitioners Including Ms. Wang Fengyun Were Arrested

    On August 12, 2005, Ms. Wang Fengyun was arrested by the Chifeng Public Security Bureau.

    Due to the persecution, Ms. Wang Fengyun has been homeless. In the morning of August 12, 2005, she was arrested by the Chifeng Public Security Bureau at the Huoua Road Food Market. Ms. Wang Fengyun was sentenced to forced labor at the Huhhot City Women's Labor Camp.

    Recently, a female fellow practitioner surnamed Yang from the eastern suburb, who makes a living selling sweet potatoes, has also been arrested by the Chifeng Public Security Bureau.

    13. [Xunke County, Heilongjiang Province] Ms. Fu Lihua Arrested by the Public Security Bureau

    Practitioner Ms. Fu Lihua from Xunke County, Heilongjiang Province was arrested between 3:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. on June 20, 2005 when she was on her way home from Harbin City. She was in front of her home at the time of arrest.

    14. [Baoding City, Hebei Province] Mr. Zhi Zhanmin Was Arrested for the Third Time

    Around August 10, 2005, practitioner Mr. Zhi Zhanmin from Dagudian Village of Mancheng County, Baoding City, was arrested by the police for the third time. Currently he is being jailed at the Baoding Detention Center.


    160 People Declare that their Words and Deeds Under Forced Brainwashing are Null and Void
    A Total of 284959 Declarations Have Been Published To Date

    (Clearwisdom.net) A "solemn declaration" is a person's public statement declaring to the world that whatever he or she has done or said under duress or deception that was against Falun Dafa is null and void. Most of these statements have come from Falun Dafa practitioners in China who wished to express regret that, in the face of physical torture and brainwashing, they had signed documents renouncing Dafa and guaranteeing not to practice again. Also, as more and more people in China learn the truth about how they have been deceived and lied to by the Jiang regime, many non-practitioners are also submitting "solemn declarations."

    Here are some examples of the Solemn Declarations:

    Please click here for more Solemn Declarations.


    Cases of Karmic Retribution


    Several Examples of Persecutors Receiving Karmic Retribution

    (Clearwisdom.net)

    Editors' Note: Each time we publish news of this nature, we do so with heavy hearts. These people started off as public servants, but under the intense pressure applied by the Jiang regime, they were pushed into persecuting Dafa disciples. In the process of destroying the lives of kind, law-abiding citizens, they have sealed their own fates and inevitably faced karmic retribution as punishment. If it weren't for Jiang's wicked orders, perhaps their fates would have been different.

    A Party Secretary Meets with Karmic Retribution

    Zheng Xingqing is the Party Secretary of Xiaojingxiang Vilage, Guangan County, Sichuan Province. Since the persecution began on July 20, 1999, he has been persecuting Dafa practitioners and fabricating lies and slander against Dafa and Teacher. He has frequently criticized Falun Gong during meetings, and he did many things to persecute Dafa practitioners. When a female village group leader Zhang Wancui refused to give up practicing Falun Gong, Zheng Xingqing reported her to the community and went to arrest her. In order to avoid persecution, Zhang Wancui was forced to leave her home immediately, and there is still no information about her whereabouts. Additionally, another village group leader, because of practicing Falun Gong, was relieved of group leader duties, and forced to leave home for years to avoid being persecuted.

    On December 28, 2004, along the roadside, Zheng Xingqing suddenly squatted down and then could not get up. Family members paid eighty thousand yuan to the Guangan City People's hospital to save him. In the end, in May of 2005, Zheng Xingqing died.

    Party Secretary Sun Guoxi Dies Suddenly

    Sun Guoxi was the party secretary of Lidaren Group, Hebeitun Village, Wuqing District, Tianjin City. He followed the Communist government and persecuted Falun Gong. He died suddenly in 2001, at the age of 40. Doctors were unable to determine the cause of his death.

    A Lawless Government Official from Bozhou City in Anhui Province Receives Karmic Retribution

    Bozhou City's former deputy Mayor Wang Degui in Anhui Province, while in charge of political and legal duties, persecuted Dafa practitioners. Forty to fifty or more practitioners were sentenced or sent to forced labor camps. Among them, Yang Jinying was beaten to death. Over two to three hundred practitioners were sent to brainwashing sessions to be "transformed." Currently, because of charges of bribery and embezzlement, Wang Degui has been taken into custody. His wife has also been subpoenaed. Details of the case are still being investigated.

    610 Office Leader Arrested

    Anhui Province 610 Office leader Wang Zhaoyao (formerly the Anhui Province Deputy Governor who was in charge of the Politics and Law Committee) is being held in custody on charges of embezzlement and bribery.

    An Example of Karmic Retribution in Qingyuan County, Fushun City, Liaoning Province

    In a valley in Shenmajianggou, Nankouqian Town, Qingyuan County, Wang Shuqin, some fifty years old, was the village women's group leader during the autumn 2001. In order to achieve some advantage, she reported practitioner Mr. Jiang to higher authorities. The excuse was that Mr. Jiang played some Falun Gong truth clarifying CDs to village residents. This caused Mr. Jiang to be illegally detained in the Qingyuan County Dasha Valley Detention Center for over three months. He was later sent to the Fushun City Forced Labor Camp, where he was detained for another three months. Mr. Jiang suffered much persecution. Currently, he is still destitute and homeless, and has been divorced from his wife.

    In 2002, Wang Shuqin's formerly very healthy son suddenly developed psychosis (the family has no history of psychosis). He would pick up a knife every day, threatening to murder his mother. This severely frightened Wang Shuqin. She quickly found fortune tellers, who tried to cure her son's disease. These people all said that Wang Shuqin had angered the divine beings, and that's why her son's disease was not cured. They could only send her son to a psychiatric hospital, and to this day he has not been released.

    Chicken coops were being built at Wang Shuqin's home. Many large rooms were constructed, each with four walls already built. Right when they were ready to install the roof, suddenly all the walls collapsed. Afterwards, they rebuilt the walls, but they again collapsed. They collapsed three times, incurring large losses. In the end, the rooms were finally built. In 2005, when a relatively weak gust of wind blew, while other people's chicken coops were fine, only in Wang Shuqin's chicken coops, part of the roof was blown off.

    These few years in Wang Shuqin's home, everything they did ended badly. In the village, the older residents understand the situation. The fact that doing evil incurs karmic retribution is a heavenly principle. Because she believed in the CCP's deceit, Wang Shuqin participated in persecuting Falun Gong practitioners.


    Karmic Retribution in a Changchun Prison

    (Clearwisdom.net)

    In spring of 2003, a prison in Changchun City, Jilin Province stepped up its persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners when Warden Liu Zhanzhong ordered inmates to torture and beat practitioners to try to make them renounce Falun Dafa.

    An inmate nicknamed Xiaoyu led the persecution in this prison. Later, Xiaoyu learned the facts of the persecution and goodness of Dafa from practitioners. He realized that the persecution is wrong. In spite of enormous pressure from the prison authorities, Xiaoyu stopped torturing practitioners. The authorities were outraged and assigned Xiaoyu to the worst cell and forbade everyone from speaking to him. We know, however, that someday Xiaoyu will be rewarded for making the right choice.

    The authorities replaced Xiaoyu with another inmate nicknamed Dayu. The authorities and Dayu instigated inmates to torture practitioners using methods such as sleep deprivation, piercing with a steel needle, beating with a hammer, hanging, tying up with ropes, and placing them in tiny cells. They welded two huge steel tubes together, pushed practitioners inside, and then banged on the outside every few minutes. Dayu wore boxing gloves to fiercely beat practitioners. During the beatings, he barked, "I'm beating you now, so let Dafa punish me. I want see what it can do."

    Practitioners sent forth strong righteous thoughts and cleared the environment. Then karmic retributions began.

    Xiaoyu was transferred to another division. His family was very poor, and no relative had visited him in the past ten years. After the transfer, however, a brother who runs a little business suddenly made 100,000 yuan. This brother now visits Xiaoyu monthly and leaves him a tidy sum of money each time. The jail warden told Xiaoyu that his sentence would be shortened. Now Xiaoyu is always very nice to practitioners whenever he meets them.

    In contrast, Dayu has not been so lucky, for he was diagnosed with AIDs and developed ulcers all over the body. The authorities denied Dayu's request to seek medical attention outside of the prison. Dayu now lies in agony on his deathbed.

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