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Friday, September 02, 2005

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  • A Dangerous Phenomenon That Calls for Our Attention (With Master's Comments)

    News and Activities from Around the World

  • FDI: Torture and Killing of Falun Gong Continue in China, Hidden Behind Toned-Down Rhetoric
  • CP: Falun Gong Supporters Urge Martin to Confront Chinese Leader
  • US Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) Urges China to Respect Falun Gong Practitioners' Basic Rights at Congressional Hearing (Photo)
  • Sweden: Paper Lotus Flowers Convey the Message of the Suffering of Falun Gong Practitioners' Children (Photos)
  • Clarifying the Truth at the Japan National Fireworks Competition (Photos)
  • Townsville Bulletin/Townsville Sun (Australia): Exhibition Chinese [Communist Party] Wanted Banned

    Facts of the Persecution

  • Details of How Falun Dafa Practitioner Han Junmiao Was Persecuted to Death, and the Situation of Her Family in Xiong County, Hebei Province
  • The Persecution of Mr. Guan Zhaoqi, Former Deputy Director of the Daqing Petroleum Supply Company's Pipeline Anti-Corrosion Factory
  • Mr. Qu Dehong from Heilongjiang Province Force-fed Nerve-Damaging Drugs (Photo)
  • Liu Yaokun Tortured in Jiamusi Forced Labor Camp, Unable to Take Care of Herself
  • Mr. Jiao Long Suffers Broken Leg Trying to Escape Police Persecution (Photos)
  • Her Husband Already Sentenced to Prison, Ms. Wang Haiyan is Arrested Once Again
  • The Persecution in Hengshui City: Practitioners Sun Liangsheng and Kang Yanxiang Disappear after Being Illegally Sentenced, Qi Zhengui Detained

    Open Forum

  • A Letter from a Dafa Practitioner in Prison to Her Daughter

    Practitioners Exchange Insights and Experiences

  • Several Points Regarding Hu Jintao's Role and Dafa Practitioners' Truth Clarification
  • A Young Practitioner's Cultivation Experience: Through Wind and Rain, Assisting Master in Fa-rectification
  • Reflecting on the Current Fa-Rectification Situation in the Dalian Area (Part 1)
  • Save Sentient Beings and Fulfill Our Vows
  • Cultivation Experiences While Clarifying the Truth in Taiwan and Manhattan
  • A Life-Threatening Illness Miraculously Disappears

    Practitioners Worldwide Share How They Found Dafa

  • A Westerner's Journey to Falun Dafa
  • Western Practitioner: "Learning these exercises truly changed my life..."

    The People Awaken to the Truth

  • "This is the Greatness of a Dafa Disciple"

    News from China

  • Latest News from China - August 17, 2005
  • 192 People Declare that their Words and Deeds Under Forced Brainwashing are Null and Void
  • Summary of Other Articles and News - August 26, 2005

    A Dangerous Phenomenon That Calls for Our Attention (With Master's Comments)


    Shed the Human Mindset

    This article is well written, and the understanding it expresses is even better. Some students really haven't regarded studying the Fa as something important, and often look at situations that arise among Dafa students with an ordinary human mindset; and it's not limited to blindly admiring certain people. The display of this human mindset truly, in fact, bespeaks of the [difference between] a cultivator and an ordinary person. This brings upon oneself many problems in cultivation, and interferes with efforts to validate the Fa and the coordination and cooperation that takes place among students and that is based on the Fa. The most prominent manifestation of this is the severe persecution many students face as a result of their strong human mindset and lack of righteous thoughts. The solution is to without exception make studying the Fa a priority and to study the Fa diligently. This Great Law is able to rectify the colossal firmament and allows people to cultivate to Consummation--shouldn't you treasure an opportunity as rare and precious as this? And this is an opportunity that will be gone in an instant!

    Li Hongzhi

    September 1, 2005


    By a Falun Gong practitioner in China

    ( I can very much relate to the issue described in "Do Not Use a Human Mentality When Considering Those Practitioners Who Have Suffered Persecution" written by a fellow Falun Gong practitioner outside of China. It said, "Some practitioners (especially overseas practitioners) in addition to sympathizing and voicing support for those being persecuted, have admired them and praised them as heroes. These practitioners, while listening to the experiences of persecuted practitioners, often view such experiences as heroic stories." [1] As I think more about it, this problem is not limited to practitioners outside of China. Aren't practitioners in China are facing the same problem as well?

    For the past few years, Falun Gong practitioners in China often held various forms of cultivation experience sharing activities. Some of them were experience-sharing gatherings among local practitioners. In other gatherings, practitioners from some other areas were invited to share their cultivation experiences. Last winter the coordinator in our area invited a fellow practitioner from another area over to share his experiences. He was released early from a den of evil because of his righteous thoughts, and he was asked to tell us about how he overcame obstacles using righteous thoughts. We learned that he held a hunger strike protest in prison for many months and had many close encounters with death. In the end he was released early under Master's compassionate protection. His story was quickly spread to the practitioners in our area, and everyone began to admire and idolize him as a superhero without realizing it. Shortly afterwards, a local practitioner that had suffered long-term illegal imprisonment was released, and the news caused quite a stir in our area. He had suffered many types of inhuman tortures at the infamous Changlinzi Forced Labor Camp in Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province. During the torture, he had teeth knocked out and ribs broken. However, countless trials and tribulations were unable to shake his steadfast belief in Master and the Fa, and he finally prevailed with his righteous thoughts and righteous actions. After listening to his touching story, the practitioners in our area came to admire him and gradually set him up as a role model in their minds, showering him with praise at every turn.

    Without question, the aforementioned phenomena are manifestations of our human mindset. If we don't promptly recognize our human thinking based the Fa principles and rectify them, they will lead us down a very dangerous path.

    When it comes to those fellow practitioners that broke out of dens of evil with their righteous thoughts, we should see Dafa's majesty and solemn nature based on what they went through. We should conclude that as Falun Dafa disciples, we must have granite-like righteous faith in Master and the Fa, indestructible righteous thoughts to annihilate all evil, uncompromising righteous actions to completely negate the persecution, and the righteous spirit to cause all evil to quiver in fear. When those fellow practitioners made a right decision or took a righteous action, it is because they were following Dafa's requirements and their actions were in compliance with Dafa. If we look at the supernormal results from someone's actions that are in compliance with the Fa as being more important than Dafa itself, then we will be prone to developing an attachment to idolizing those practitioners and cultivating by following people, and thereby deviating from Master's teaching to "take the Fa as Teacher."

    It is true that each of us may be able to find a disparity in cultivation levels between those fellow practitioners who broke through using righteous thoughts and ourselves, and then prompt ourselves to become more diligent in the final stage of Master's Fa-rectification. On the other hand, we must recognize based on the Fa that those practitioners have suffered a tremendous amount of tribulations because they had loopholes that the old forces exploited, or that they had failed to eliminate their fundamental attachments, or they had failed to remove their long-standing human thinking, or because they had brought about great losses to Dafa, etc. Consequently, Master's Fashen and the guardian gods of the Fa weren't able to intervene even though they were very anxious to do so. When they were finally released because of Master's compassionate protection and assistance, it was because their righteous thoughts befitting Dafa disciples had come forward and become dominant during the tribulations. More importantly, we need to understand that right now, they are still cultivators on their journeys to godhood.

    Therefore, we must not blindly admire or idolize those practitioners who were released because of their righteous thoughts. Doing so is in reality hurting them, likely causing them to become attached to themselves or to believe that they don't have anything else to cultivate now that they had let go of the thought of life and death. They might neglect the importance of grasping all the remaining time and opportunities to offer Master's salvation to all beings or the importance of making up for the losses caused by their long-term imprisonment. >From the perspective of the Fa-rectification, it will become a major disruption when one, two and then more practitioners in an area idolize those released practitioners. When those practitioners that were released after having suffered a great deal of tribulations become the focus of validating the Fa in their respective areas, the old forces and the old cosmos' elements will definitely take note of it. Wouldn't that become an excuse for them to initiate a new round of persecution against those practitioners? If this should happen, there would be an incalculable amount of damage done to the Fa-rectification in that area, and it would hamper the area's practitioners in their improvement and elevation as a whole.

    In short, no practitioner should use a human mindset to regard those fellow practitioners that broke out of the dens of evil using righteous thoughts. Besides learning from their righteous thoughts and righteous actions, we should look after and protect them from the perspective of safeguarding the Fa. We should remind them to study the Fa more diligently and catch up with the rapid developments of Fa-rectification quickly. Meanwhile, those practitioners must be clear about the fact that they are still in the process of cultivating and they must continue on their journey to godhood. Therefore, they need to make studying the Fa well a priority and do the three things diligently so as to make up for their shortcomings in the past, and to gather up all the sentient beings that can be saved. Master said,

    "This instant is precious beyond measure. Completing the last leg of this journey well is what's most magnificent." ("Teaching the Fa in the City of Chicago")

    As long as the journey of cultivation during Fa-rectification has not come to an end, each of us must stay vigilant at all times.


    [1] "Do Not Use a Human Mentality When Considering Those Practitioners Who Have Suffered Persecution"


    News and Activities from Around the World

    FDI: Torture and Killing of Falun Gong Continue in China, Hidden Behind Toned-Down Rhetoric
    CCP Has Hidden Its Policy of Repression, Torture, and Execution

    42-year-old Ms. Ren Shujie was reduced to 88 lbs through beatings, torture and inhumane conditions in a Chinese labor camp.

    See recent cases of torture victims (CAUTION: Contains graphic material)

    NEW YORK (FDI) - China's state-run media has toned down its propaganda offensive against Falun Gong, but cases of torture and abuse continue to pour out of China.

    When the former head of the Chinese Communist Party, Jiang Zemin, launched the campaign to "eradicate" Falun Gong in 1999, many China watchers called it a throw back to the extreme periods of the Cultural Revolution.

    State-run media outlets ran shrill, continuous programs vilifying Falun Gong, and virtually ever sector of society was mobilized to demonize and isolate those who practice the ancient Chinese exercise and meditation discipline.

    All the while, hundreds of thousands were hounded by local police, with most winding up in police detention centers or labor camps where torture, and sometimes death, was the norm.

    In recent months, however, the CCP's violent campaign against Falun Gong has taken a deceptive turn: it's gone underground.

    A Change in Rhetoric, Not Policy

    As the plight of Falun Gong in China has gained more and more attention in the international community, the CCP leadership has faced increasingly difficult questions from government leaders and human rights watchers abroad.

    In response, to avoid public condemnation inside China and thwart criticism from abroad, the media blitz against Falun Gong that once flooded China's state-run airwaves have been reduced to a trickle. But the relative silence does not represent a softened policy toward Falun Gong.

    More than 100 deaths of Falun Gong practitioners were reported in each of the past several months. For the past five years, and continuing through to today, up to dozens of cases of torture or severe abuse are reported from inside China every day.

    To date, more than 2,800 deaths from torture or abuse have been confirmed, with the actual death-toll believed to be 7,000 or more. More than 44,000 cases of torture or severe abuse have been documented.

    For the 100 million people in China who practice Falun Gong, beneath the front of relative normalcy projected by CCP propagandists, the terror continues.


    NEWS - Sept. 01
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    CP: Falun Gong Supporters Urge Martin to Confront Chinese Leader

    September 1, 2005, EST.

    Ottawa - Falun Gong supporters are delivering petitions to Prime Minister Paul Martin urging him to raise human rights issues when he meets China's president in Ottawa next week. Followers of the Falun Gong spiritual discipline say their colleagues in China are the victims of major persecution.

    They say Martin should protest this treatment when he meets Chinese President Hu Jintao, who will spend 10 days in Canada on a state visit.

    Hu is to meet Martin and other cabinet ministers in Ottawa and will also travel to Toronto, Niagara Falls and Vancouver.

    Martin made a state visit to China last January.

    Falun Gong supporters say Canada could make a difference if Martin stresses human rights concerns in his meetings with Hu.

    US Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) Urges China to Respect Falun Gong Practitioners' Basic Rights at Congressional Hearing (Photo)

    ( According to the summer news brief published by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL), at a hearing entitled, "Falun Gong and China's Continuing War on Human Rights" before the House International Relations Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations, the DRL called on China to honor its international commitments and its own constitution in respecting religious freedom.

    On July 22, 2000, a Falun Gong practitioners was brutally beaten by armed police (AFP photo)

    The Department urged China to travel the path to human rights and political liberty at the hearing July 21. The DRL called for Falun Gong practitioners to be accorded their basic rights to freedom of belief, conscience and assembly.

    The State Department continues to designate China as a "Country of Particular Concern" over its severe violations of religious freedom. In 2006, the DRL will place priority on funding capacity-building projects for NGOs, human rights awareness for rural residents, labor rights protection for migrant workers and training to strengthen public participation in governance.

    The DRL will also continue to promote China's compliance with international labor standards.

    The article stated that the calling of our country is to advance freedom, support the allies of liberty everywhere, and help others create the kind of society that protects the rights of the individual and thus promotes the common good. China is no exception to these goals.

    Sweden: Paper Lotus Flowers Convey the Message of the Suffering of Falun Gong Practitioners' Children (Photos)

    ( The Swedish Malmo Festival started on August 21 2005 and many tourists went to the National Park to watch different activities. On the lawn of the northeastern part of the park, Falun Gong practitioners demonstrated the practice's exercises, performed waist-drum and dances, staged an exhibition and ran a "Folding Paper Lotus Flowers" project.

    Beside a sign reading, "Rescue the orphans of Falun Gong practitioners" in Swedish, many adults and children sat around a table. They were listening to practitioners talking about the stories of some featured Chinese children, while folding lotus flowers.

    "The boy who is demonstrating the Falun Gong exercises there is Liu Xiaotian. After he escaped from China, he came to Denmark. When he was sixteen years old, both of his parents were persecuted to death because of practising Falun Gong. He once lived alone for one year without anyone assisting or taking care of him. He often weeps for long periods of time and wakes up from nightmares."

    "Rongrong, four years old, lost three family members who loved her most. Sometimes, she will climb onto a stool and bend over the table to kiss the urn which contains her father's ashes. Sometimes she will innocently tell others, 'My father is in heaven.'

    "Rongrong's father, Zou Songtao, was arrested by the Chinese police because he was not willing to give up the belief of 'Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance.' Her father was viciously beaten with electric batons by Wan Xin and Shao Zhenghua, the policemen in the labour camp in Zibowang Village, Shandong Province on November 3rd, 2000. Afterwards, he fell from the building in which he was tortured on the same day. He was only twenty eight years old when he died. Because Jiang Zemin gave the secret order: "If Falun Gong practitioners are beaten to death, the authorities can regard it as suicide," many people believe that Zou was forced off the upper story of the building or was thrown from a window after he was beaten to death to create a 'suicide scene.'

    "Rongrong's mother, Zhang Yunhe, was forced to flee from home to avoid arrest because of her belief. Afterwards, she was sent to Dashan female prison in Qingdao and has been imprisoned since then. Rongrong had to live with her grandparents when she was only two and a half years old. However, her grandmother in her sixties could not endure losing her son-in-law and forced-separation with her daughter, and she passed away in August 2001."

    "Xuanxuan, five years old, has not seen her father for three years. Since she was two years old, she had to flee from home with her mother and grandparents. One night last February, these three adults were taken to a brainwashing centre in Harbin. Xuanxuan silently sat alone for a whole night."

    "Little Kaixin often weeps by herself. Both of her parents are Falun Gong practitioners. When she was one and a half years old, her mother, Luo Zhixiang, was persecuted to death on the 5th of December 2002. Her father, Huang Guohua, was also persecuted and illegally detained by the authorities. Kaixin was raised by her paternal grandparents. She has never revealed her mother's death to her maternal grandmother. With kindhearted people's help, Kaixin and her father have been rescued abroad."

    Nearly 2,700 deaths of Falun Gong practitioners have been verified during the past six years of cruel persecution in Mainland China; however, the actual number of deaths is believed to be much higher. There are still hundreds of thousands of Falun Gong practitioners imprisoned in labour camps, prisons and mental hospitals, where they are subjected to torture, brainwashing and forced slave labor.

    During the persecution of a hundred million Falun Gong practitioners, about ten million children in China have been affected. Many children have been expelled from school, become homeless, discriminated against and detained with their parents, and some have even been persecuted to death. Many children have become orphans because their parents were persecuted to death. The ages of the orphans are between five and eighteen. Some orphans only stayed with their parents for a short time before their parents were persecuted to death. Most orphans cannot get any help from the Chinese society. Some orphans don't even know that their parents have already passed away and are deeply traumatized. They urgently need help.

    Many people came to the paper lotus flower folding table. Some parents who had listened to the explanations told newcomers the meaning of folding the paper lotus flowers and the stories of the orphans in China. People left with leaflets and the lotus flowers they had made. Many of them expressed their deep sympathy for the orphans.


    Clarifying the Truth at the Japan National Fireworks Competition (Photos)

    ( On August 27, 2005, the Japan National Fireworks Competition was held in Omagari, Kamioka, and Akita-Shi. Falun Gong practitioners from northeast Japan drove hours to Omagari to distribute Falun Dafa truth-clarification materials to visitors, so as to help people learn the truth about the persecution of Falun Gong in China.

    The fireworks tradition of Omagari started from Meiji year 43. It has a long history and has become world famous. Every year on the last weekend of August, the best fireworks makers of Japan gather here to light up their personally-made fireworks and to compete with each other. Visitors from all over the nation and overseas crowd the small city to enjoy the magnificent fireworks. Of course, this is an excellent opportunity for Falun Gong practitioners to clarify the truth.

    About 11p.m. the night before the contest, practitioners from the northeast region set off for Akita. At 4 a.m., they arrived. After a short rest, the practitioners sent forth righteous thoughts and practiced the Falun Gong exercises. During the whole morning, practitioners were preparing informational newspapers by folding them in half so that they could be distributed easier.

    In the afternoon, the tour groups began to arrive and soon the streets were full of visitors. After a quick lunch, the practitioners carried stacks of newspaper to pass out to visitors outside all the entrances to the fireworks competition site.

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    Passing out newspaper and clarifying truth

    The temperature was about 35 to 36 degrees Celsius (95 to 97 degrees Fahrenheit) and the sun was burning hot. Inside the park, visitors were drinking cold beer and eating ice-cream under the sunshade. Outside the park, the practitioners were passing out newspapers in the sun and they were all sweating. Many people accepted the newspapers, asked about the contents, and listened to the practitioners' truth clarification. Some accepted the newspaper with both hands to express their respect. Some older citizens who spoke Chinese chatted with practitioners in Chinese and happily left with a copy of the newspaper. Some people didn't understand why practitioners chose this date to hand out newspapers. A practitioner answered that there were more people coming on this date, and we hope that more Japanese people could hear the truth of Falun Dafa. There were also some people who had misunderstandings about Falun Dafa, but the practitioners were not affected by this. Bearing a wish to have more people learn the truth, they kept passing out papers until night. When night fell and the fireworks began, the practitioners quietly left the park.

    The local police department said there were over 800,000 visitors to the event this year, over 100,000 more than last year. The practitioners were happy to know that so many people had an opportunity to learn the truth of Falun Dafa.

    The Falun Dafa practitioners from the northeast region came to Akita to distribute truth materials last year, too. Since then, they had driven over 3,000 km to the counties and cities throughout northeast region to promote Dafa and clarify truth. Whenever there was a large-scale celebration, practitioners would drive there to pass out newspapers. At times when there are no major events, practitioners will drive to areas where there are no practitioners, to promote Dafa and distribute newspapers. These practitioners are from all walks of life and include housewives, professors, and PhD students.

    According to the practitioner who organizes the activities, they plan to continue the truth clarification in cities in Fukushima County and in the future, practitioners will promote Falun Dafa in Hokkaido, the north island of Japan.

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    Fireworks display

    Townsville Bulletin/Townsville Sun (Australia): Exhibition Chinese [Communist Party] Wanted Banned

    August 31, 2005 Wednesday

    The art exhibition Chinese Communist officials have been pressuring America and Korean venues not to show has come to the twin cities.

    Uncompromising Courage, is an exhibition of original works created by a group of accomplished artists from around the globe.

    Kunlun Zlang, a professor of art, was released from a Chinese forced labour camp in 2001 after three months of psychiatric and physical torture.

    Shortly after he collaborated with more than a dozen artists from around the world who practise Falun Gong, to create the works in the exhibit.

    Participants in the exhibit say that their goal is to expose what is happening in China, inform the public and bring about change.

    Uncompromising Courage is a tribute to the triumphant spirit of compassion and forbearance that Falun Gong practitioners have demonstrated in the midst of pain and anguish.

    Falun Gong is an ancient Chinese meditation and exercise practice consisting of five simple exercises and three basic principles of truthfulness, compassion and forbearance.

    Some twin cities residents practise Falun Gong at Soroptomist Park each Sunday afternoon.

    The Uncompromising Courage art exhibition is entirely original and exciting in its intellectual and spiritual depth.

    All Falun Gong activities are free of charge including the art exhibition which can be visited from tomorrow until next Wednesday at Flinders Gallery, 693 Flinders Street, with an official launch evening tomorrow night at 6.30pm. Further information about the exhibition and related topics can be obtained from the website,

    Facts of the Persecution

    Details of How Falun Dafa Practitioner Han Junmiao Was Persecuted to Death, and the Situation of Her Family in Xiong County, Hebei Province


    Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Han Junmiao was director of the recruiting office of the Education Bureau in Xiong County, Baoding City, Hebei Province. Before she started practicing Falun Dafa she had several illnesses, but after learning Dafa and raising her moral standards, these illnesses disappeared without medication. After the persecution of Falun Gong began in 1999, Ms. Han Junmiao experienced many inhumane tortures. She was transferred in and out of three forced labor camps. After she was released from these forced labor camps she endured frequent persecution and brainwashing attempts by personnel from the Xiong County 610 Office. She died on May 6, 2005.

    Some of the persecution Han Junmiao suffered before her death

    In November 1999, officers from the Political and Security Section of the police department arrested Han Junmiao at her office, and illegally kept her at a detention center. Ten days later, persons from the Political and Security Section told Han Junmiao that she would be sent back home, but instead, they sent her to the Baoding City Mental Hospital. When she arrived, four men held Han Junmiao down and someone injected her with a drug that attacks the central nervous system. The effect of the drug made Han Junmiao unable to sit or lie down. She had to stay up for the whole night. During her two-week stay in the mental hospital, Ms. Han was injected twice with this drug and made to live with patients who had real mental problems. After two weeks of suffering severe mental and physical trauma, she was released.

    Early in October of 2000, Dong Aihua, Zhao Daping and Wang Jianjun from the Political and Security Section came to Han Junmiao's office again and took her to a detention center. In November, Han Junmiao started a hunger strike to protest the illegal detention. Approximately ten days later, Dong Aihua came and said, "Mr. Ning, the Party Secretary, would like to chat with you. Take your belongings and come with me." After she got in the car she discovered that she was being transferred to the Baoding City Forced Labor Camp. They sentenced her to three years of forced labor without any legal proceedings.

    During the 12 days she spent at the Baoding Forced Labor Camp, because she firmly held on to her faith in Dafa, she was handcuffed for several nights to the stair handrail in a position that did not allow her to sit down. A dozen police guards pushed her down to the floor and used electric batons to shock her from the bottom of her feet to her waist. They even put an electric baton into her mouth, and shocked her head and back. They also forbade her from sleeping. Then Ms. Han was forced to stand in water for four days and four nights. Nevertheless, the labor camp still couldn't shake Han Junmiao's belief in Dafa. She was then transferred to the Gaoyang Forced Labor Camp.

    At the Gaoyang Labor Camp she was again injected with drugs that harm the central nervous system, which made her temporarily mentally incoherent. They kept her in an iron cage for ten days, where she wasn't able to sit down or stand up straight. In December of 2000, for refusing to write the so-called Guarantee Statement to not practice Falun Gong, Han Junmiao was sent to a huge, icy-cold, windowless warehouse. There, she was handcuffed to an iron ring on the concrete floor in a position where she could only squat. She couldn't sit or stand for 24 hours, depriving her of sleep. Washing or any kind of personal hygiene was out of the question.

    The torture methods used on Dafa practitioners in the Gaoyang Labor Camp also included the Tiger Bench, force-feeding with chili pepper water, being force-fed feces, the Death Bed, and being mercilessly taken out in the middle of the night and beaten by the guards or allowed to be bitten by snakes and vermin.

    Someone asked Ms. Han, "Have you experienced these kinds of torture methods?" She replied, "Yes, I have experienced all of the above mentioned tortures." After they failed to make Ms. Han give up her practice of Falun Gong at the Gaoyang Labor Camp, she was transferred to the Fourth Division in Shijiazhuang City's Forced Labor Camp to endure further gross abuse and mistreatment.

    In October of 2002, even after Han Junmiao had been tortured and abused in three labor camps, she remained steadfast. Her courage made those who persecuted her admire her. She suffered severe physical trauma and became very thin. The shocks from the electric batons left scars on her face, and her hands and feet had bleeding cracks, which any movement would aggravate.

    The day Han Junmiao's jail term ended and she was ready to join her family, personnel from the 610 Office in Xiong County sent her directly to the Xiong County Brainwashing Class. Li Chengqun, the 610 Office head, ordered his subordinates to torture her physically. Ms. Han was forbidden to sleep and was force-fed. After more than 40 days there, they still couldn't force her to give up Dafa. Li Chengqun sent her to the Baoding City Brainwashing Class where she underwent another month of cruel torture before she was released.

    After she returned home, she was very weak, but officials from the 610 Office frequently monitored her, even when she went grocery shopping. On politically sensitive days, several people were watching her inside her house. At night, her family slept in the inner rooms, while the monitoring officials slept in an outer room.

    In October 2004, 610 Office head Li Chengqun sent people to forcibly take Han Junmiao away from her home again and sent her to the Baoding City Forced Labor Camp. Due to Han Junmiao's poor health, the labor camp refused to accept her, but Li just left her at the labor camp and departed in a hurry. The labor camp had to call him to take Han Junmiao back. Li Chengqun then sent Han Junmiao to the Xiong County Brainwashing Class for more torture and torment.

    As a result of frequent monitoring and constant harassment by the 610 Office officials, Ms. Han died on May 6, 2005. Even during her funeral, the 610 Office officials were monitoring activities at her house.

    Situation of Han Junmiao's daughter Yu Zichen

    Yu Zichen, Han Junmia's second daughter, born in January 1992, lives with her father at the family living quarters at the Xiongzhong Vegetable Farm in Xiong County, Hebei Province. She is a 2nd year student at the Second Middle School in Xiong County. Her non-practitioner father, Yu Jinglong, is 56 years old and suffers from heart disease. Presently the father and daughter have no source of income.

    The Persecution of Mr. Guan Zhaoqi, Former Deputy Director of the Daqing Petroleum Supply Company's Pipeline Anti-Corrosion Factory

    ( Mr. Guan Zhaoqi, the former Deputy Director of the Daqing Petroleum Supply Company's Pipeline Anti-Corrosion Factory, was detained on several occasions. On September 6, 2002, more than ten officers from the Daqing City Public Security Bureau broke into his home through a fourth-floor balcony window and arrested him. He was sentenced to six years in prison. When he was detained in the Daqing Prison, he was tied up, had cold water poured over him, burned by cigarettes and subjected to other cruel tortures. The captain there said, "There is no such thing as 'too much' when it comes to dealing with Falun Gong."

    Mr. Guan Zhaoqi, 51 years old, started practicing Falun Gong in May 1996. He believes in "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance" and always thinks of others first. Before he started practicing, he had various diseases, such as viral myocarditis, cardiac arrhythmia, pneumonia, strain of lumbar muscles, and running nosebleeds. All of these ailments went away after he started practicing. He felt the miracle of Falun Gong deeply. He also shed the bad habits of consuming alcohol and playing mahjong. Wherever he is, people can feel his optimism, sincerity and peacefulness. In 2001, he went to Beijing to validate Dafa, for which he was detained at the Fangshan District Detention Center. Mr. Guan's right leg, from the buttock to the knee, was black and blue for two months as a result of beatings by the police.

    At around 5:00 a.m. on September 6, 2002, officers from the Daqing City Public Security Bureau, the Provincial Security Bureau and the Daqing City Xibin Police Station surrounded his apartment. At about 5:30 a.m., officers from the Xibin Police Station knocked on his door. Mr. Guan answered it, saying, "You want to persecute Falun Gong practitioners, so I don't want to open the door."

    It was the morning rush hour, and many people saw that Mr. Guan refused to open his door. Eventually, the officers called for armed backup. Two of them climbed down from the fifth floor balcony, smashed his windows and broke into his home. One of them then opened the door so that all of the police outside could enter as well. One officer covered Mr. Guan's head with the washing machine cover, while another one brutally beat his head until he passed out. Two officers then handcuffed him and dragged him out.

    Three police officers covered Mr. Guan's wife and carried her out. One carried her by holding her handcuffs, and the other two held her legs. While hanging in this fashion she was carried from the fourth floor down to the first floor and then to the police car parked 60 meters away. The handcuffs cut into her flesh so badly that it took a year for them to recover. The police also ransacked their home. They confiscated their computer, printer, video camera, VCR, bank account statements and Falun Dafa books. Mr. Guan and his wife kept shouting, "Falun Dafa is good!" during the entire process. One officer took the black covering off of Mr. Guan's head and said, "Stop shouting, nobody can hear you."

    The car stopped at the Security Bureau's rest house where two staff members took him to a room on the first floor. Once there, his hands were cuffed behind his back to the chair and four staff members monitored him. Because he would not cooperate with the interrogation, they tightened the handcuffs so much that they cut into the flesh of his wrists. Mr. Guan was left cuffed to the chair in this fashion for two days and nights. A man named Zhang, the Deputy Head of the Security Bureau, also slapped his face during interrogations. They tortured him in this way for over two weeks.

    On September 21, 2002, Mr. Guan was sent to the City Detention Center. In May 2003, he was sentenced to six years in prison after being convicted of "disrupting enforcement of the law." On June 2, 2003, he was sent to the Daqing Prison, and was detained in Section Number Seven. On November 11, 2003, the police found him in possession of a copy of an article written by Teacher Li. For this offense he was detained in the "small cell" for fifteen days on orders from Wang Yingjie, the Deputy Head of the jail. While in the small cell, he was not allowed to use chopsticks and slept on the iron bed with no bedding.

    From the end of March 2004, the Daqing Prison stepped up its brutal forced brainwashing of detained Falun Dafa practitioners. Nearly all of the practitioners were cruelly tortured. Division chief Li Fengjiang, of Section Number Seven; Zhang Chunsheng, of Section Number Thirteen and Cao Baoshu, of Section Number Fourteen brutally tortured practitioners Mr. Guan Zhaoqi, Mr. Zhao Yuan and Mr. Jin Shengjin. One day at the end of March, Li Fengjiang held a meeting to arrange a forced "transformation" plan. It was decided that a practitioner should be transformed in three days and that, "There is no such thing as 'too much' when it comes to dealing with Falun Gong." Prisoners were instigated to carry out the plan. If these goals were not reached, points would be deducted from the prisoners' performance evaluations, and their sentences would not be reduced., Those with outstanding "success," on the other hand, would have their terms shortened. The officials encourged prisoners to persecute the Falun Dafa practitioners and every night the guards on duty monitored this persecution.

    At around 1:00 p.m., on March 22, 2004, Yang Guojun, the head prisoner of Section Number Thirteen, told Mr. Guan, "All Falun Gong practitioners must be transformed within three days and write the Three Statements. Otherwise, you will not be allowed to sleep for twenty-four hours, and will be forced to stand until you transform. Because we are friends who have been here together for many months, we won't beat you; but if you refuse to write the statements you will not be allowed to sleep. If we don't enforce this, points will be deducted from our performance evaluations and we will be ineligible for reduced terms, so I have no choice."

    They didn't make any progress from March 22 to March 24. When Li Fengjiang noticed that some of the prisoners didn't want to torture practitioners they knew, he exchanged the practitioners between the two sections. He exchanged Mr. Guan Zhaoqi and Mr. Zhao Yuan between Section Thirteen and Section Fourteen.

    At around 1:30 p.m. on March 24, Mr. Guan was sent Section Number Fourteen. Head prisoner Fan Zhaorao took him into the storeroom, and asked, "Do you still practice?" When Mr. Guan answered that he did, Fan Zhaoqi repeatedly slapped his face. The forcefulness of the beating loosened his teeth and caused his face to become swollen and deformed.

    When Fan Zhaorao grew tired, he let prisoners Zhong Haibin, Li Laiquan and Li Dawei torture Mr. Guan in the corridor. They beat him with fists and sticks. Li Dawei beat his knees with a board. Li Dawei and Li Laiquan then burned his ten fingernails with cigarettes, and asked, "Are you going to write it or not?" Mr. Guan still refused. Then they held him on the ground and beat him with sticks and tubes until he passed out. After that, they dragged him to the washroom, poured cold water over him to bring him back to consciousness and then beat him again.

    Mr. Guan Zhaoqi passed out three times. Each time they poured cold water on him to revive him. His back was black and blue. They did this until 3:20 p.m., when they were tired and it was also lunchtime. They tied him to the ladder of the bed, where he passed out once more. When he woke up, he found he was lying on the bench in the study room. He heard Fan Zhaorao say, "Captain Li said that there is no such thing as 'too much' when it comes to dealing with Falun Gong." Mr. Guan asked to see the guards on duty. His request was refused, and the guards also hid themselves. Mr. Guan was unable to stand as the result of the torture. They made two people hold him in a standing position, and he was neither allowed to sleep or sit. In order to appease the higher authorities, they let prisoner Fan Zhaorao write the "Three Statements" instead of Mr. Guan.

    On the morning on March 28, they forced Mr. Guan to take a test that slandered Falun Dafa. He tore it up at once. They gave him the same paper again the next day and told him that it had to be completed and submitted to the Head of the jail. Mr. Guan answered questions with responses that were in accordance with his own understanding of the truth. Because he didn't do what the guards wanted, they tortured him yet again. This time his feet and limbs were swollen, and turned black and blue as a result. He couldn't even put on his shoes. He was not allowed to sit or sleep for eight days and nights, until March 28.

    Almost all of the Falun Gong practitioners detained in Daqing Jail were brutally tortured. The brutal beating of Mr. Zhao Yuan perforated his eardrum. Mr. Jin Sheng was stripped naked. Then they poured cold water over him. Mr. Li Lizhuang,who was detained in Section Number One, had a plastic tube inserted into his anus. Then they filled it with cold water. He was also force-fed with feces. On June 7, 2005, Mr. Xu Jishan, who was detained in Section Number Seven, was tortured to death on the orders from the CCP members Li Fengjiang and Zhang Dezhi. CCP member Pan Shaolin, the head of the infirmary, incited prisoner Zhen Yingje to strangle Mr. Cheng Peiming with a rope. He also threatened, "We have a quota of deaths every year, so your deaths will all belong to the normal death count!"

    Zhen Yingjie, together with other prisoners, tied Mr. Cheng to a pillar. They then let ten more prisoners beat and abuse him. Mr. Cheng was not allowed to sleep at night. Chang Fengbao, a prisoner, was encouraged to kill Mr. Cheng, but he didn't want to. Instead he reported this to the prison authorities. For what should have been considered a righteous act, Chang Fengbao was sent to Section Number Five, and the higher authorities covered up Zhen's actions. Jiang Shuchen, who was in charge of the Falun Gong issue, said to Mr. Cheng Peiming, "Watch how I will punish you later for this."

    Practitioners' lives are in no way safe in the Daqing Prison. In some sections, practitioners are not allowed to leave their cells for years; they are deprived of even the most basic human rights.

    Mr. Qu Dehong from Heilongjiang Province Force-fed Nerve-Damaging Drugs (Photo)

    Qu Dehong

    ( Mr. Qu Dehong, a Falun Gong practitioner from Yongan Town, Jidong County, Heilongjiang Province, was illegally arrested by the state security team of the police department in Jidong County on October 27, 2004. During his imprisonment, the guards tortured him many times, and he was also force-fed with nerve-damaging drugs. His family has asked the county court, the political and judiciary committee, and the state security team to release him, but all attempts have failed.

    Mr. Qu Dehong is in a very bad mental state. He is very weak, disabled, and needs help to walk. His skin is dry and yellow, and his only food is some rice soup every day. His life is in danger.

    Details of Mr. Qu's persecution

    Around 7 p.m. on October 27, 2004, 10 policemen from the state security team of the Jidong County Police Department and two policemen from the police station in Yongan Town broke into Qu Dehong's house. The police leader Yu Hongjun said, "Take out the things." Mr. Qu asked "What things?" His wife, Zhang Yongli, also asked, "What things?" Yu Hongjun then ordered the police to search the house in teams. Mr. Qu's house, garage, and storage room were all searched. After three hours, they found nothing but a card, on which was printed "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance." The police put the card away carefully, as if they had found some criminal evidence.

    Yu Hongjun demanded to know if their computer was used to download Falun Gong materials from the Internet. Mr. Qu said that it was for his child to do schoolwork. Around midnight, the Jidong County state security team took Mr. Qu and his wife away. They also took 3900 yuan; four cell phones, including the ones Mr. Qu was trying to fix for others; a portable video camera; and a computer. They jailed the couple separately on the fifth floor of the state security team building. The police tortured Mr. Qu for information.

    Ms. Zhang Yongli was released on October 28, and she got the money and the portable video camera back. When she was going downstairs, she saw her husband. It seemed that Mr. Qu had been tortured, and he looked very tired. She tried to ask him questions, but the police pushed her away.

    Later it was learned that the police officers on the fifth floor of the state security team building had tortured Mr. Qu. Ten policemen tried different tortures, ordering him to tell them everything he had been doing for Falun Gong. The tortures included:

    1. Soapy water was put into Mr. Qu's eyes, so that he was unable to open them.
    2. Spicy oil was put into his nose, which made him tear.
    3. Water was poured into his ear with a small pot. When one ear was full, the police moved on to the other ear.
    4. His hand was burned with cigarette butts. There is a burn scar on his hand even now.
    5. They whipped him with a leather whip.
    6. They beat his feet with white plastic pipes filled with lead and concrete, which won't leave visible injuries.

    Although he was tortured, Mr. Qu refused to cooperate with them. Finally, the policemen force-fed him a nerve-damaging drug.

    After being force-fed drugs, Mr. Qu sometimes lost control of his mind, and he was mentally unstable. His thoughts and words did not make sense. When questioned by the police, he would answer, but he did not understand the question or his own answer. Afterwards, he could not recall what had happened to him. When his family visited him, they found that he appeared to have a mental disability. When they asked what had happened, Mr. Qu was not able to explain it.

    After being tortured for 21 hours, Mr. Qu was hurt badly both physically and mentally. The police sent him to the county detention center. At the end of November 2004, policemen Cui Guangri and He Wenming forced Mr. Qu to sign his name to a blank piece of paper. In the detention center, Mr. Qu was tortured several times. Getting nothing out of him, the police force-fed him again with drugs. The details of this persecution are unknown.

    In May 15, 2005, Mr. Qu refused to answer any of the guards' questions and started a hunger strike with another five practitioners to protest the illegal imprisonment. Mr. Qu was on the hunger strike for nine days. The guards beat practitioners with plastic pipes filled with lead and concrete and then asked them if they would eat or not. If their answer was "No," the guards would continue to beat them. Practitioner Li Chongjun, from 8510 farm in Donghai Town, was beaten by policemen Pei Jiaxiang and Ma Li at same time for shouting "Falun Dafa is good" when beaten. He was struck with the filled pipe 200 times. Pei Jiaxiang also beat Mr. Qu. Practitioner Xing Defu, from Mishan City, was beaten by Ma Li. Sun Yintang, from Yongan Town, Jidong County, and Lu Zhengyi and Liu Haiqiu, both from Xingnong Town, Jidong County, were all beaten by the guards.

    On June 22, Mr. Qu started the second hunger strike and asked for an end to the persecution. His life has been in great danger since July 3, when he was then sent to a hospital in Jixi City for emergency treatment. He still refused to take any food after 15 days. The guards tied his hands and poured spicy oil into his mouth to force him to take food. After 20 days, they took the dying man back to the detention center.

    On July 19, Qu's wife, Zhang Yongli, and five of his relatives went to the political and judiciary committee, asking them to release Mr. Qu. The head of the committee, Jiang Guofa, said that they would not release him unless his family paid the bond. Qu's uncle, a non-practitioner, said to Jiang Guofa, "He has been on a hunger strike for 20 days. Will you take responsibility if he dies? You guys put soapy water in his eyes, spicy oil in his nose, and locked him in the car trunk. If this is not persecution, what is persecution then?" Jiang Guofa then called the state security team, ordering them to check to see if there were any Falun Gong practitioners among Mr. Qu's relatives. The head of the state security, Yu Hongjun, came to the political and judiciary committee with another policemen, and they tried to take Qu's uncle away. His family stopped them. Jiang Guofa took a copy of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party out of his drawer and threatened, "You see, this is made by them. If they keep doing this, all of them will be sentenced to death." Jiang Guofa, the county court, and the county state security team refused to release Mr. Qu Dehong when he was dying after 20 days on a hunger strike, and their excuse was that he was the organizer of the "3.15 event" in 2004. They threatened several times to put Mr. Qu in jail. One judge in the court, Wang Pingyu, said that they would not release him even if he were to die.

    Recently, Qu Dehong has been in very serious condition. He has become very thin. His skin is dry and yellow. He cannot raise his arms, and he needs help to walk because his left leg is lame.

    After Mr. Qu was illegally arrested, his wife and child suffered a great deal of mental stress, and they are in a financial crisis. Their child may have to drop out of school. Their private property, including a computer and three cell phones, which were confiscated by the state security team, still has not been returned.

    Some stories of Qu Dehong validating Dafa

    After CCTV announced the CCP's decision to forbid the practice of Falun Gong on July 20, 1999, Mr. Qu Dehong went to Beijing with 11 other practitioners to appeal for Falun Gong. On October 28, 1999, Mr. Qu and his wife attended the international press conference, attended by the Reuters News agency and the Associated Press. They both were arrested shortly afterwards. Mr. Qu was sentenced to three years and six months and put in the third jail in Harbin City. Ms. Zhang Yongli was sentenced to one year in a forced labor camp and was sent to Qiaozhuang Detention Center in the Tongzhou District of Beijing.

    On March 15, 2004, in order to clarify the truth, Mr. Qu and practitioners Li Chongjun from 8510 farm in Donghai Town; Xing Defu from Mishan City; Sun Yintang from Yongan Town, Jidong County; and Lu Zhengyi from Xingnong Town, Jixi County, hung up many Falun Dafa banners along the hundred-mile long road from Heitai Town to Jixi City, which shocked the corrupt authorities and was considered an important case by the local police. These practitioners were all jailed in Mishan City Detention Center and Jidong County Detention Center.

    On October 23, 2004, Mr. Qu, with other eight practitioners, went to the Mashan District in Jixi City to give out Falun Gong truth materials, and they were reported. Mr. Qu was arrested at 7 p.m., on October 27, 2004.

    The persecutors

    Those who tortured Qu Dehong: Team Head Yu Hongjun; Vice Team Head Sun Zuoen; Policemen Cui Guangri, He Wenming, He Wenqing, Pei Jiaxiang, and Ma Li

    Police Department in Jidong County
    Phone: 86-467-5582361

    Chief: ext- 2201
    Political Head: ext - 2202
    Chief of the state security team: ext--2224
    Political head: ext-2333
    Vice chief: ext- 2225
    Yu Hongjun: 86-13945854586 (cell)
    The chief of detention center: ext- 2275; Political head: ext- 2276; Vice Team Head: ext- 2277
    Public security team chief: ext- 2262; Instructor: ext-2228; vice chief: ext-2271
    The head of political and judiciary committee, Jiang Guofa: 86-467-5586199

    August 12, 2005

    Liu Yaokun Tortured in Jiamusi Forced Labor Camp, Unable to Take Care of Herself


    Liu Yaokun is a Dafa practitioner in Hegang City, Heilongjiang Province. During the New Year's holiday in 2003, Ms. Liu was arrested by three policemen, and then illegally sent to a labor camp. Police guards brutally tortured Ms. Liu in Jiamusi Labor Camp both physically and mentally. As a result, she can no longer take care of herself, but she is still detained in the labor camp.

    Ms. Liu is 45 years old. She was born in Suihua City, Heilongjiang Province, and later lived in Hegang City. On January 1, 2003, Ms. Liu was at her parents' house in Suihua City when three police officers from Suihua Police Station arrived and forcibly took her to Suihua Detention Center. She was later transferred to Hegang Detention Center. After three months of detention she was sent to a labor camp.

    On March 27, 2003, Ms. Liu was sent to Jiamusi Labor Camp. On that day, police guards tortured her with "big back-cuffing" (a very brutal torture method that can inflict disability) in order to force her to give up her practice.

    In October 2003, because Ms. Liu Yaokun and a fellow detainee, Cao Xiuxia, refused to follow the camp rules, labor camp official Mu Zhenjuan did not allow them to eat. Not only that, she also beat them, kicked them, slapped them in the face, and even used a needle to stab Ms. Liu. When Ms. Liu asked Mu why she was stabbing her with a needle, Mu said perversely, "Who stabbed you? Can you find a witness?" At that time, Dafa practitioner Cao Xiuxia and an inmate, Xu Guanglan, were watching.

    Before the Chinese New Year, Liu Yaokun's family sent her 300 yuan; however, she only received 10 yuan.

    At the end of October, Ms. Liu could not walk due to pain in her legs. Division Head, Chen Chunmei, Manager, Mu Zhenjuan, as well as policeman, Li Yongbo, forced her to walk. Because Ms. Liu moved slowly, they dragged and beat her.

    Policemen Gao Jie, Chen Chunmei, and Li Yongbo dragged Ms. Liu to the second floor. They then beat her, kicked her lower body, and twisted her neck until Ms. Liu fainted. They then left her alone in a cold room on the second floor trapped in the position of "big back-cuffing." Later, they chained her onto the bed frame. Her body was directly exposed to the cold floor for about 40 minutes. At 8 o'clock when the shift changed, the guards found that her heartbeat was unusual, so they released her from the "big back-cuffing," but still left both of her hands cuffed onto the bed frame.

    On the following day, Ms. Liu's urine was filled with blood. Then both of her legs went numb and she fell unconscious. After being cuffed for four days and four nights, Mu Zhenjuan asked Ms. Liu to declare herself "guilty" before removing the cuff from her. Ms. Liu did not listen to the unreasonable request. Mu Zhenjuan had no choice but to open the cuff. By then, Ms. Liu was tortured so severely that she needed help going to the bathroom. Upon seeing Ms. Liu could not walk fast, Mu Zhenjuan forcibly stepped on her foot. As a result, Ms. Liu's left foot blistered. On the following day, while going to the dining hall for a meal, Mu Zhenjuan stuffed snow in Ms. Liu's shoes, and did not allow her to wear a hat.

    In November, the labor camp required everyone to shout slogans during the morning exercise. Ms. Liu and four other practitioners were left outside in the cold. At one point Ms. Liu felt so cold that she could no longer continue walking and collapsed onto the ground. She was not picked up for more than half an hour. During that time her toes became frostbitten.

    Several days later, when Ms. Liu was walking to the dining hall, the political director, Guo Qinhui, asked her to walk faster. Ms. Liu said she had leg pain and could not walk fast. Guo slapped her in the face and said he would beat her again if she mentioned the leg pain once more. Ms. Liu asked officials why they were extending her detention term by 15 days. Guo Qinhui and officer Wang did not give any explanations, but instead beat her, swore at her, and forbade her from going to the dining hall for a meal.

    In December 2003, some higher officials went to the manufacturing division for an inspection. Ms. Liu told them that Mu Zhenjuan beat her and stabbed her with a needle. In response, He Qiang, police guard Zhou Jiahui, and political director, Zhu Tiehong, slapped her in the face and kicked her. As a result, Ms. Liu fell onto the ground. Officer Zhang Xiaodan said, "Seems she was not stabbed enough. If her bones had been weakened by it, she would no longer dare to speak." Then they dragged Ms. Liu to another place. Zhou Jiahui kicked her, and handcuffed her onto some heating pipes. Ms. Liu kept twitching, so they handcuffed her to a bed frame.

    On the fifth day, He Qiang told Ms. Liu that if she dared to speak again when high-level officials came for inspection, she would be beaten and handcuffed again. Ms. Liu was handcuffed to the bed frame for 18 days. Her leg pain worsened. She had to be dragged to the bathroom, and she was also urinating blood. On that night, He Qiang forced her to apologize. Ms. Liu asked, "What exactly did I do wrong, just because I had leg pain? When something comes up, shouldn't I report this to the labor camp head or higher officials?" Gao Xiaohua said, "If you claim you did wrong in the past, he will unlock your handcuffs."

    Right before Chinese New Year, Zhou Jiahui added one more unreasonable rule: "Nobody is allowed to sit down when eating in the dining hall." Ms. Liu asked for a rest. Zhou said no, and intentionally kicked the bench so that she felt down to the ground. When Ms. Liu requested to see the labor camp head, Zhou Jiahui swore at her, and asked people to drag her to the kitchen. Ms. Liu resisted, but they forcibly dragged her into the kitchen, threw her onto piles of coal and kicked her in the head. Ms. Liu's eyes were damaged. They also kicked Ms. Liu in the stomach, swearing as they kicked. The persons on duty were Li Jinbo and Wang Cong.

    Later on, when higher officials came for inspection, they transferred Ms. Liu to the second floor. Mu Zhenjuan and Li Yongbo even beat her because of that.

    On June 2, 2004, Ms. Liu was forcibly sent to the labor camp again. On the fourth day, she was dragged onto the floor. Ms. Liu told Mu Zhenjuan that she could not bear it since her ribs and hipbones were injured. Mu said she was following orders from high officials. Mu Zhenjuan and Zhou Jiahui also told the labor camp doctor, surnamed Li, to stab Ms. Liu whenever she mentioned the leg pain. Dr. Li agreed, "How about taking a needle now and having a practice?"

    After several days, Zhou Jiahui did not allow others to carry Ms. Liu on their back, but instead asked two people to drag her on the ground. As a result, Ms. Liu became dizzy, suffered excruciating pain in her ribs, and had difficulty laying down. One night, officer Sun asked inmates to forcibly push Ms. Liu onto the bed. When Dafa practitioner Zhao Chunling carried her on his back to the bathroom, he slipped and fell. Upon seeing that, Officer Sun said, "She [Ms. Liu] is disabled anyways; she deserves this."

    Above are just some of the inhuman tortures suffered by Dafa practitioner Ms. Liu Yaokun, especially in Jiamusi Labor Camp.

    August 7, 2005

    Mr. Jiao Long Suffers Broken Leg Trying to Escape Police Persecution (Photos)


    Mr. Jiao Long, 45, from Baiquan County, Heilongjiang Province, started practicing Dafa in 1996. His whole family also practices. Even after the persecution of Falun Dafa started on July 20, 1999, his family remained very diligent and steadfast in Dafa. In July 2000, his wife Zhang Liqun went to Beijing to appeal for Dafa and was arrested at the Harbin train station. She was illegally sentenced to a one-year term in the Shuanghe Forced Labor Camp. Mr. Jiao took over raising their two high-school-age children.

    In November 2001, Mr. Jiao was forced into homelessness and had to leave the two children at home alone. His wife Zhang Liqun did not get released until August 2001 because her sentence was illegally extended an additional month and a half. Two months after she was released, she was arrested again while distributing truth-clarifying material to the farmers in the county and was sentenced to three more years in a forced labor camp.

    Around 1:00 p.m. on December 11, 2004, Mr. Jiao and fellow practitioner Zhang Bin went to visit another practitioner. As soon as they entered the apartment, a group of police, led by ex-Chief Peng from the Tuanjie Road Police Station and Officer Dong, the Section Chief from the Shaertu District Political and Protection Section, surrounded the whole apartment building. Mr. Jiao and Zhang Bin began clarifying the truth of the persecution to the police and shouted loudly, "Falun Dafa is good!" They also clarified the truth to passing pedestrians. The police sealed the apartment from the outside so that Mr. Jiao and Zhang Bin were confined inside the apartment from the afternoon of December 11 until the next morning at 5 a.m. when they found a way to escape from the third floor balcony.

    As Mr. Jiao was climbing down from the third floor he fell and broke his leg. When the police found him he could not walk, so they dragged him by his arms all the way to the police car. The police sent him directly to the Tuanjie Police Department rather than getting him medical attention. When they reached the police department, the police pulled Mr. Jiao out of the car, dragged him into the station and started interrogating him. Officer Dong even kicked his broken leg.

    The police eventually sent Mr. Jiao to Daqing Hospital for X-rays, which revealed that Mr. Jiao's leg was fractured in several places. Afterwards, the police drove Mr. Jiao back to the police station but would not let him out of the car because some officials from the city were having a meeting inside. A chief came out of the station and said to Mr. Jiao, "We are going to release you. Do you have any relatives in Daqing? Let them bring you home to take care of your leg."

    Mr. Jiao replied that he did not have any friends or relatives there and that he would like to go home alone, so the police called a taxi for him. It cost about 400 yuan. When he was arrested, Mr. Jiao had about 1,000 yuan in his pocket but the police had confiscated it. He then had to pay the 400 yuan for the taxi out of his savings.

    Because he did not get prompt treatment for his fractured leg, his leg and foot swelled severely, almost doubling in size. To this day his leg has not properly healed.

    Below are photos of Jiao Long's broken leg.

    August 13, 2005

    Her Husband Already Sentenced to Prison, Ms. Wang Haiyan is Arrested Once Again


    On August 2, 2005, the Shuangliao City power plant public security office arrested Dafa practitioner Ms. Wang Haiyan, of Shuangliao City, Jilin Province. She was an employee at the plant. Her arrest left her mother and 5 year-old child alone to care for themselves, as her husband, Mr. Wang Zengwu, was already jailed in the Siping City Shilingzi prison.

    Under Meng Lingwei's leadership, a handful of employees at the Shuangliao power plant, encouraged by the CCP, persecuted Falun Gong practitioners hoping for a promotion or bonus. At the beginning of 2004, the power plant public security office conspired with the local police station to persecute Mr. Chu Guiyan. Mr. Chu had recently been released from a labor camp when armed officers broke into his home. They also dismissed him from his government position.

    Ms. Wang Haiyan and her husband Mr. Wang Zengwu are both university graduates. Ms. Wang persisted in practicing Falun Dafa and was demoted from her original position to that of gate guard. On August 2, 2005, her co-workers, with the excuse of unsettled differences at work, had Licheng, the power plant property secretary, and gate guard leader Zhang Defeng (female) deceive Ms. Wang into opening the door to her home so they could go in and harass her. They did not discuss work matters. Instead, they searched every room. They then called the police to search her home because the writing board Mr. Wang uses to teach her child had "Falun Dafa is good" written on it. Her co-workers forced this search despite lacking a search warrant. They discovered Falun Gong materials under a bed. Then they arrested her, imprisoned her in a detention center and tried to have her sent to a labor camp.

    Since 1999, the Shuangliao City power plant public security office has actively persecuted Falun Gong practitioners, for which the officers received bonuses. Officer Gao Tiejun monitored Mr. Wang Zengwu, enabling him to discover and destroy a site where Dafa truth clarification materials were kept. At about 9 p.m. on December 25, 2001, the Shuangliao power plant public security office, together with the Shuangliao City police station and the Liaoxi police station forcibly searched Mr. Wang's bedroom and confiscated two Dafa books. They tried to force Mr. Wang to go along with them, but he would not co-operate. That same night, at about 11 p.m., the Shuangliao City police station political security section chief Jin Guiying and others tricked Mr. Wang into coming to the police station. They then held him in the Shuangliao City detention center. Mr. Wang Zengwu was sentenced and imprisoned in the Siping City Shilingzi prison.

    The Jilin Province Shuangliao power plant phone numbers:

    Meng Lingwei, Home 86-434-7282116; Work 86-434-7283002; Cell 13629062116

    Li Cheng, Home 86-434-7282630; Work 86-434-7283742; Cell 13629062630
    Public security office vice department head Gao Tiejun, Home 86-434-7282038; Work 86-434-7283083; Cell 13629062038

    Zhang Defeng, Work 86-434-7283759

    August 11, 2005

    The Persecution in Hengshui City: Practitioners Sun Liangsheng and Kang Yanxiang Disappear after Being Illegally Sentenced, Qi Zhengui Detained

    ( In January 2004, the Taocheng District Police Department in Hengshui City illegally arrested Mr. Sun Liangsheng and Mr. Kang Yanxiang, Falun Dafa practitioners in Hengshui City, Hebei Province. After being illegally detained beyond term for one and half years, they were framed and sentenced to four years in prison by the Taocheng District Court in Hengshui City. Now they have both disappeared and their families have not received any news of them for a long time.

    On June 16, 2005, the family members of Sun Liangsheng and Kang Yanxiang went to the 610 Office in Hengshui City to ask about the whereabouts of their loved ones. Staff at the 610 Office did not give them an answer, and instead they arrested more than ten Dafa practitioners, including Sun Liangsheng's wife and Kang Yanxiang's brother. Up until now the family members of Sun Liangsheng and Kang Yanxiang have not had any news about Mr. Sun and Mr. Kang.

    Sun Liangsheng, forty years old, is an excellent teacher at the Second High School of Hengshui City. Kang Yanxiang, thirty-nine years old, is an employee of the Scientific Committee of Hengshui City. Their supervisors, instigated by the 610 Office of Hengshui City, deceived Mr. Sun and Mr. Kang, abducted them and took them to a brainwashing class. To resist the persecution, they escaped from the class and consequently were forced to become homeless. On January 1, 2004, both practitioners were illegally arrested by the Hengshui Police Bureau under orders of the 610 Office of Hengshui City. Sun Liangsheng and Kang Yanxiang were detained in the Hengshui City Detention Center before being illegally sentenced.

    Mr. Qi Zhengui, a Dafa practitioner in Hengshui City, Hebei Province, was illegally arrested by the police of the development zone in Hengshui City. He was detained in Hengshui Detention Center and remains there today. Qi Zhengui, around sixty-six years old, had previously been sentenced to two years in a labor camp because of his practice of Falun Gong. The reason for his arrest this time was that on the day when the family members of Sun Liangsheng and Kang Yanxiang went to the 610 Office of Hengshui City to ask about Mr. Sun's and Mr. Kang's whereabouts, Qi Zhengui happened to pass by the Municipal Committee of Hengshui and his picture was taken by the police. The Chinese Communist Party officials wantonly arrest Falun Dafa practitioners on any pretext, even when they just go out to do shopping.

    List of personnel who are responsible for the persecution of Dafa practitioners:

    Hengshui Municipal Committee -

    Hengshui City Party Secretary, Li Junqu

    The head of the 610 Office of Hengshui City, Lu Songyin: 86-318-2029198 (Home), 86-318-2026026 (Office), 86-13903289198 (Cell)

    Deputy Head of the 610 Office of Hengshui City, Ji Lijian: 86-318-2022518 (Home), 86-318-2065766 (Office), 86-13091189809 (Cell)

    Political and Legal Committee Secretary, Wang Baojun: 86-318-2031586 (Home), 86-318-2038201 (Office)

    Former Political and Legal Committee Secretary, Zhang Zengliang: 86-318-2065198 (Office)

    Taocheng District Police Department of Hengshui City -

    Deputy Police Chief of Taocheng District Police Department, Sun Jiancai: 86-13383681006 (Cell)

    Director of Taocheng District Police Department National Security Division, Li Yibing: 86-13383681123 (Cell)

    Deputy Director of Taocheng District Police Department National Security Division, Zhai Qiming: 86-13383681122 (Cell)

    Deputy Chief National Security Division, Zuo Tiehan: 86-13383388305 (Cell)

    August 24, 2005

    Open Forum

    A Letter from a Dafa Practitioner in Prison to Her Daughter


    Dear Huihui, my daughter,

    Today I was very happy to see that you are getting along so well with your uncle Gao and your aunt. These past few years, Mama has been most worried about you, my sensible, steadfast, pretty, and clear-minded daughter. In those most difficult and helpless days that our family had to face, it was your uncle Gao and his family that gave us a hand by accepting the great responsibility of taking good care of you. Mama is greatly relieved now that you have a place to go.

    It is true that the human race's morality and faith in gods is already below the standard of hell. In prison, a very special place, this is clearly manifested when every person, no matter whether they are prison guards or prisoners, will desperately fight with you even over very minor conflicts for personal interest. Here, every single step forward in Fa validation comes at a high price. Because of the extremely poor circumstances for Fa study and Dafa practice and our failure to hold strong righteous thoughts because of our human attachments, we find it very difficult to follow Teacher's path of Fa rectification. Some fellow practitioners have been tortured and hung up with a rope simply because they closed their eyes when they were too sleepy. I have suffered from the hanging torture because I refused to accept that Dafa practitioners are regarded as criminals and refused to follow the rules for criminals in the prison. Because of the torture, my legs were injured and I have some paralysis, my waist hurts constantly, and my heart is not working properly. Mama is not telling you this to make you worry about me. I just want you and your Papa to cultivate even more diligently by cherishing every single minute of Fa study and Dafa practice. We should do well the three things, cherish the precious predestined relationship with Dafa, and try to bring the persecution to an end with our efforts to do well everything we should do as a Dafa practitioner.

    Huihui, I am very sad to know that one of your classmates was in a traffic accident. But have you learned from it that you should do more in truth clarification? You will behave yourself very well if you study the Fa well, especially in your studies at school. Your classmate will recover soon, but he will lose his life forever if he fails to have a righteous attitude toward Dafa, a most terrible thing to think of.

    My child, cherish your predestined relationship with uncle Gao, your aunt, and your elder brother Pengpeng. Although they are not your relatives, they are closer to you than your relatives. There are no words in the world that I can use to adequately express my gratitude toward their family. My daughter, Huihui, be strict with yourself everyday, take care of yourself, do well what you can do by yourself, get along well with your elder brother, and do not make others worry about you. You should consider others first and check for problems within yourself whenever you have problems with others. Teacher has told us that we can give nothing to our relatives and friends better than Dafa. We can reward them most beneficially by telling them the facts about Dafa to arouse their righteous thoughts toward Dafa, so that they will be able to steer their own life, be saved, and have a brilliant future.

    Mama understands very well that you eagerly want me to come back home. But it is not upright for a cultivator to try to regain his or her freedom by dishonest means such as establishing personal relations with the police in charge or sending them money. We should not do that, because in doing so we not only lose money in vain but also produce karma, which causes a cultivator to degenerate. We should just require the immediate and unconditional release of all imprisoned Dafa practitioners in a dignified manner, I do believe that some officials and people with righteous minds will take the side of justice. If all the imprisoned practitioners' relatives and friends take action and demand the release of practitioners and, in the meantime, we practitioners in prison also behave ourselves well, how can it be long before Mama comes home? Don't you agree, my clever daughter?

    You are going to take an entrance exam for high school on June 25. Are you ready for it? It must be hard work, right? But try not to be stressed, just try your best. Do not be in a hurry because your English is not good enough, just spend more time on it and, in the meantime, do not think that it is too difficult for you or that you will never learn it well. Just remove the mental burden and be relaxed. If you study well, you are sure to do well in the exam.

    Be sure to study the Fa and do the things that a Dafa practitioner should do well. Besides, you may get a visit from an aunt, who has just been released from the prison. Convey Mama's greetings to your uncle Gao and his family and say hello to the relatives and friends who are caring for me.

    A note to the Gao family: Brother Gao, sister-in-law and Pengpeng, I am not writing you an independent letter. I think that the effect of an indirect letter to you may be even better. Maybe it is an excuse for my laziness in not writing to you. In the prison I cannot post letters as usual, and any letters with any words about cultivation and Dafa truth are forbidden to be posted. This letter is coming to you by means of asking other people to bring it to you, and this is not easy.

    Huihui, you and your Papa can write to me more when you have free time. When it comes to practicing cultivation, you can indicate it indirectly. And you, the father of our daughter, it is really not easy for you to bring up Huihui for so many years by yourself. We didn't talk much in our officially arranged meeting in the prison because it is forbidden to talk about cultivation. But I think we can make a breakthrough if our righteous thoughts are strong enough.

    Write to me more. I really cherish the time when we three studied the Fa and did the Dafa exercises together. I don't know when we will regain such a chance, but let's try our best.

    In the end, let me wish that you do well and make progress in your studies at school and that everything goes smoothly for you. I hope that we will be reunited soon.


    Practitioners Exchange Insights and Experiences

    Several Points Regarding Hu Jintao's Role and Dafa Practitioners' Truth Clarification

    ( Hu Jintao will visit the USA, Canada and Mexico between September 6 and September 14. Below are my personal understandings regarding our activities during his visit. I want to offer it as a reference for fellow practitioners. Please correct anything inappropriate.

    Save all people who are savable

    During the two-and-a-half years since Hu Jintao took over as leader of the CCP and of the Chinese government, and particularly during the past year when he took power over the military, the persecution of Falun Gong has continued. It can't be said that Hu Jintao is not responsible, and as a result he has created considerable karma. In early 2004, during the time when Hu Jintao was visiting France, the incident in which the police in Paris interrogated Falun Gong practitioners occurred. In November 2004, when Hu Jintao was visiting Argentina, Chinese consular officials tore up Falun Gong practitioners' banners. Hu cannot shirk responsibility for these incidents. As of now, although gods have not yet made a decision about Hu Jintao, he is nevertheless in a very perilous situation, and the opportunities for him to redeem himself are diminishing.

    Dafa is benevolent. Master said,

    "When a human being sees someone make a mistake he finds it almost unforgivable. But I don't look at things that way. I look at an entire being overall, and even when there's just one thread of hope, I'll give him hope." ("Teaching the Fa at the 2004 Chicago Conference")

    The differences between Hu Jintao and Jiang Zemin are: Hu Jintao opposed the persecution when Jiang planned the persecution in 1999. After the persecution began, the gods sounded the death knell for the CCP. Since Hu is the general secretary of the evil CCP, the evil Party's specter would cling to him and drag him toward hell with all its might. Up to now, the manifestation of Hu Jintao's behavior is that of one who is puzzled and muddle-headed. This is the result of being instilled, brainwashed and "trained" with the evil spirit from a very young age, and it does not necessarily represent his true nature. If he continues to behave this way, however, he will eventually lose time and opportunities given to him by the gods.

    Do not bear any human notions when saving people

    Hu Jintao is the highest leader of the CCP and government and military, and yet, he is just an ordinary person, one of the innumerable beings to be saved by Dafa disciples with all possible means. We should not have any special expectations of him; otherwise the result will be just the opposite of what we want, which is to save him.

    Master said,

    "Didn't it cross your mind: this is the Fa of the cosmos, so if humans want to attack it, you think they can just attack it? And if human beings want to restore our name, you think they can just restore our name? Humans aren't worthy of that! How could you pin your hopes on an ordinary person?" (Touring North America to Teach the Fa, March 2002)

    Master pointed out in "Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Philadelphia, U.S.A." "...that some practitioners were attached to the outcome of the Sixteenth Party Congress," and he also pointed out our attachment toward the United Nations Human Rights Commission in "Teaching the Fa at the 2003 Midwest-U.S. Fa Conference." We should learn from our past mistakes.

    In fact, even if Hu Jintao were to end the persecution, it would have been the result of Mainland Dafa practitioners benevolently clarifying the truth while suffering persecution, the cooperation of overseas Dafa practitioners, and most importantly Master's benevolence toward all beings.

    Some practitioners recalled that Master said in "Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Philadelphia, U.S.A.,"

    "If someone in ordinary society really did restore our Dafa's name, think about it, maybe human beings will do this, but have you thought about this: how high would I have to position that person?"

    Those practitioners had the thought that as an ordinary person, Hu Jintao has not gone through any Fa rectification cultivation, yet he could obtain so much just by ending the persecution--what a great "deal" for him! This way of thinking reflects a form of jealousy, because it does not consider saving all beings as the top priority and overemphasizes one individual's personal merit.

    In addition, Hu's will come with a large delegation and some personnel will arrive early in North America. All of them are members of the evil CCP. It is our responsibility to clear away the barriers that prevent them from hearing the truth and let them see clearly the truth of Dafa.

    The above are my personal understandings. I respectfully ask fellow practitioners to criticize and correct anything inappropriate.

    A Young Practitioner's Cultivation Experience: Through Wind and Rain, Assisting Master in Fa-rectification

    ( I am a young Dafa disciple from Heilongjiang Province in China. I was born on May 13, 1992. My mom says I was a premature baby, coming six weeks early so that I could be born on this date (1). I will talk about my course of cultivation below.

    1. Obtain the Fa, Study the Fa, Cultivate myself

    I started cultivating with my parents at the age of four. At that time I was the youngest practitioner at the group practice site, but I went to all the practices and activities to spread Dafa. Since I could not read by myself then, I listened to the adults read or watched Master's lecture tapes.

    At the practice site many elderly men and women put their legs down after they started to feel pain in the double-lotus position. No matter how badly they hurt, I did not put my legs down. My dad whispered to me, "Put your legs down if they hurt!" I did not make a sound. Only tears rolled down. I thought of what Master said, "When it is difficult to endure, try to endure it. When it looks impossible and is said to be impossible, give it a try and see if it is possible." (Zhuan Falun, Third Translation Edition Updated in March 2000) Many elderly women ashamedly said, "We are not even as capable as a four-year-old."

    2. Through wind and rain, assisting Master in Fa-rectification

    My parents went to Beijing to appeal on April 25, 1999. My grandmother stayed home with me. I was very young and did not know what happened. My parents returned three days later but our family Fa study group was dismissed from that day. Immediately following July 20 my parents were put under surveillance after appealing to the provincial government. Our phones were tapped, the local police frequently came to our house and harassed us, and my father was sometimes followed and tracked. Those elderly men and women whom we knew very well were afraid to greet us on the street. Terror was everywhere.

    In order for fellow practitioners to promptly see Master's new articles and Minghui Weekly, I volunteered for delivery work at the age of 11. Sometimes it is inconvenient for my parents to deliver, and as a child, I am not easily noticed. Many practitioners were afraid to receive the material, but seeing me give it to them made them look at their fear, and eventually took they it. In these years no matter wind or rain, I have not delayed giving the material to practitioners, and have always promptly handed it to them.

    I also spread truth-clarification material with my parents. Every time I filled my backpack with material. My mom and I formed a group. My dad and another practitioner formed another. In a few hours we would have finished distributing a couple thousand copies.

    One time we went to the nearby countryside to deliver materials. My mom and I traveled on the south side, and my dad and the other practitioner traveled on the north side. My mom pasted the material and I distributed to various places around. We walked into a yard and the front door of the house was unlocked. I went in and placed the truth-clarification material by the window. When I came out there was a big black dog that startled me. But immediately I silently told the black dog, "You cannot bite me, I came to save people." The big dog did not make a sound.

    Another time my dad and I wrote "Falun Dafa is Good" on a wall. We only paid attention to the writing, and did not notice there was someone behind us. That person asked, "What are you doing?" Because it was dark we could not see the person's face. Listening to the voice, it sounded like a man. Dad replied, "Take a look and you'll see." That person walked up to it and looked. My dad led me away. To this day the "Falun Dafa is Good" that my dad and I wrote is still on the wall. I paste truth clarification material with my grandmother. My grandmother is sometimes afraid and she does not paste neatly. I go back and fix it so it is neat. People on the street see this and smile at me.

    In May 2002, twenty or more people suddenly barged into our house, handcuffed my parents and grandmother, and took them away. I did not cry. I used a public phone and called an elderly practitioner I knew, and told her about my parents being taken away. This way, things could be planned out. I went to school as usual in the afternoon.

    After my parents were taken away, I lived temporarily with my aunt. She is not a practitioner so I lost an environment of Fa study and practice. I did not speak much in school and I was silent after school. After doing homework I would stand by the door and look out in the distance. I hoped so much for my mom to appear before my eyes because I missed her. Deep within, I shouted: Master! Can you help me let my mom come home? Sometimes I secretly wiped away the tears, afraid that my aunt would be worried if she saw them.

    One time a woman I had not known came to school and said to me, "I am also a fellow practitioner. I know your parents. If you need anything come find me, I live at.... There is an elderly woman looking for you. Can you stop by my house after school?" I did not believe her at that time. I was afraid she was a bad person because I had never seen her at the practice site. I replied, "Then ask that lady to come to your house so I can see her." After school I went to her house and saw the elderly woman I knew. I hugged her and cried. It was as if I saw my long-lost relatives. The elderly woman I knew and everyone else in the room started to cry too. She told me: Dad and Mom aren't here. We Dafa disciples are a family. Let us know if you have any difficulties. I made an effort to nod.

    My mom and grandmother righteously left the detention center after 70 days. My dad was sentenced to three years of forced labor, and sent to the local labor camp. My mom returned with scabies all over her. It seemed that she had serious heart disease. I lived with my mom in our adobe house. It was old and had been in disrepair. The roof leaked. When it rained hard outside, it rained inside. Everywhere in the house were troughs and bowls of all sizes. My mom lay on the bed and it was very hard for her to move around. Fellow practitioners later came to see her, and left rice and flour along with money for me to go to school. With the help of fellow practitioners, my mom and I lived through the hardest times.

    In the beginning of 2003, my mom did local coordination work, Dafa work, and meanwhile she had a job in order to support the family. She was extremely busy and did not have much time to look after me. But I never complained. I knew she was doing the best and the most righteous thing. I wanted to assist my mom in doing Dafa work well.

    3. Make good use of time to save sentient beings, catch up with Fa-rectification

    Now fellow practitioners and I use the summer vacation to study the Fa, practice the exercises, and send forth righteous thoughts together. I really like to recite Master's poem "Determination" in Hong Yin II. I feel like I am advancing very quickly. I now can sit in the double-lotus position again. I will use the Fa to evaluate everything.

    In September of 2004, my dad righteously returned home with the help and rescue efforts of fellow practitioners. But the evil had injected him with an unknown drug. Now he cannot walk. He has lost his memory. He is almost paralyzed, lies on the bed, and sometimes does not understand why my mom is so busy. I tell him that my mother is doing the greatest and most sacred thing, and how can he use human attachments to see things? Isn't that too selfish? At this time my dad does not say anything more. My mother is very busy and does not have time to look after my father. My grandmother and I stay home to look after him, study the Fa, and practice the exercises with him. We also help him outside to see the sun. Our family can be considered an instance of one-body cooperation.

    Even though right now I am far from Master's requirements, I will continue to work hard, do well the three things that Master wants us to do, study the Fa well, cultivate myself well, send forth righteous thoughts, and clarify the truth to save sentient beings.

    August 15, 2005

    (1) May 13, 1992: Master Li's birthday; also the day on which Master Li first introduced Falun Gong to the public.

    Reflecting on the Current Fa-Rectification Situation in the Dalian Area (Part 1)
    --Sharing from Some Practitioners Involved in Producing Truth-Clarifying Materials


    During the past six months, there have been a number of reports on the Minghui website (the Chinese version of Clearwisdom) about practitioners being persecuted in the Dalian area. Because there have been multiple articles about the actual numbers and incidents recently, we will not repeat them here. We believe that when the evil persecution covers such a large region so aggressively, it is no longer an issue of one person or one material production site. It must be issues with the entire body of practitioners in Dalian that has led the evil to take advantage of our loopholes again and again.

    Recently some practitioners who are involved in coordination and in producing "truth-clarifying" materials got together and had in-depth discussions regarding the current situation in Dalian. Through careful examination and pointing out each other's mistakes in cultivation, coordination methods, Dafa related work and studying the Fa, everyone was able to identify his or her attachments that had not been identified or faced before. As a result, we all felt infused with an intense sense of responsibility. The attitude of "numbly waiting and seeing" that had been such a barrier suddenly disappeared because our true natures came through. This is the result of everyone understanding the Fa and reaching a common level as one body. It cannot come from someone's imagination or personal experience.

    We realized that if we only do Dafa work based on our personal understandings, instead of from the perspective of the whole body, then we cannot exhibit the power of the whole body and the evil will take advantage of the gaps and do evil things. Even though each material production site is working on its own, there are certain things that require coordination. In the comments on the article "A Great Way Has No Form But Exists as a Whole," Teacher said,

    "Dafa disciples are one body, and I affirm everything they've been doing during Fa-rectification --they're all doing what Dafa disciples should do. Different approaches are in fact the all-encompassing way in which roles are dynamically distributed in the operations of the Fa, and the Fa-power is a reflection of the one body."

    Only when we all coordinate as one body can we be more effective in validating the Fa, doing well on the three things, exposing the evil, and saving sentient beings.

    What follows are a few experiences of some of the participating practitioners. They are printed here to share with other practitioners from the Dalian area.

    Practitioner A

    Recently, there were many incidents in which practitioners were arrested and material production sites became inoperable. Some practitioners also received phone calls from neighborhood committees and were told to fill out Falun Gong Investigation Forms. It is apparent that evil persecution is rampant.

    In our earlier discussions, several practitioners mentioned that some practitioners visited pornographic websites at the Dafa material production sites that were destroyed. Some practitioners displayed strong jealousy. Instead of helping each other, they sabotaged each other's work. Moreover, they were trapped in the mentality of "doing things." They strayed away from the Fa. As a result, the rotten ghosts and evil demons from other dimensions took advantage of the practitioners' loopholes and intensified the interference and persecution.

    We should first look within ourselves when there is a problem. This is not only the problem with those practitioners who have been arrested. It is an issue with the cultivation state of the entire practitioner body. We have loopholes that are being taken advantage of. Even among the practitioners closest to us, they have been busy with their own things lately. Some have been spending a lot of time at work and not realizing it is a type of interference. Some have been troubled with illness karma and have not been able to study the "Fa" and practice the exercises regularly, but still they accept the situation and view it as eliminating karma, as if it were still the personal cultivation period. Some practitioners have been interfered with by lust and desires, and they are in a very dangerous state. When faced with fellow practitioners being persecuted again and again, we appear to be numb. What is the root of this attachment that is blocking us? Is it fear? Is it the attachment to comfort? I think it is attachment to self. One only wants to gain and does not wish to contribute, or one still stays in the state of self-cultivation and thinking of oneself. In our minds, we rely on the changes in the external environment.

    Teacher said, "Dafa disciples are now sentient beings' only, sole hope for salvation." ("Righteous Thoughts") Our surrounding environment is the result of our own thoughts. If our thoughts are not rectified according to the Fa, the evil factors will stay in our environment, and we will foster the evil. Because we have not been able to coordinate well with each other, there have been barriers between practitioners. When fellow practitioners were being persecuted, we did not expose the evil in a timely fashion, we did not put emphasis on sending forth righteous thoughts together, we did not put emphasis on clarifying the truth to their families to help actively organize the rescue effort. Every one of us is a particle in Dafa, Teacher said,

    "The next person's things are your things, and your things are his things. We don't talk about the 'unity' everyday people do, which is a forced, superficial thing. You are cultivators, and your realms are higher." ("Teaching the Fa at the Washington, D.C. Fa Conference")

    Let us dig deep to the root of our problem and see if our foundation is really on the Fa. Dear practitioners, we should be clearheaded!

    We are the beings within the Fa. We cannot let the evil use our attachments to intensify the persecution. We hope that the practitioners in Dalian can quickly mobilize. We know some of the practitioners are being detained at Huanbao Hotel (telephone numbers: 86-411-84676714, 86-411-84684749), Jinzhou Detention Center, and Dalian City Detention Center. We ask practitioners to send forth righteous thoughts every evening at 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, and 10:00 p.m. Also, we need to clarify the truth to the perpetrators and their families via telephone or other methods, and help practitioners' families in the rescue effort.

    As Dafa practitioners during the Fa-rectification period, we have the incomparable glory of shouldering the scared mission of saving sentient beings. It is our duty to do well in the three things required by Teacher: studying Fa, clarifying the truth, and sending forth righteous thoughts. Teacher said in "Greetings at the 2004 Mid-Autumn Festival,"

    "The Dafa disciples in Mainland China, more than anyone, should step up their efforts and do well the things they are supposed to do, staying always diligent."

    I hope fellow practitioners become more diligent and do not disappoint Teacher and let down all the hopes of sentient beings.

    Please point out anything inappropriate.

    (To be continued)

    Save Sentient Beings and Fulfill Our Vows


    Teacher said in his article "Clearheadedness",

    "I know that a few of you seldom read the books or study the Fa, nor do you examine yourselves according to the several articles I have written for you that you call scriptures. What are the 'scriptures'? They are simply articles to be read frequently. Do you read them? If you study the Fa more, you will not do a bad job in your work."

    I am a veteran practitioner who began to practice Falun Dafa before 1999. During the last few years of my cultivation, I began to realize more deeply the importance of studying the Fa with a calm mind. After the publication of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party at the end of last year, Teacher published several articles one after another. I, however, encountered some resistance in my mind. I thought it was getting harder to clarify the truth about Dafa, I thought that people might say I was getting political. With this doubt in mind, I stayed at home and studied Teacher's article "We Are Not 'Getting Political'" with a calm mind. I studied it for a whole day. I read it over and over. After studying the Fa with a calm mind all day, I completely eliminated the poison of the evil Chinese Communist Party. I then started to earnestly study some of Teacher's other recent articles. My mind was completely immersed in the Fa. I used the wisdom given to me by Dafa to clarify truth and save sentient beings, and I found that the sentient beings were ready to accept what I said.

    I get up at 3 a.m. every morning. I practice the five sets of exercises first, and then listen to Teacher's lectures. I send forth righteous thoughts at 6AM. If I get up late, I just practice the five sets of exercises. In the daytime, other than the household chores, all I do is study the Fa, send forth righteous thoughts and clarify the truth. When I study the Fa, I read every article over and over again with a calm mind until my mind completely melts into the Fa, before I read another article. If I fail to concentrate, I read it again. We must have a calm mind when studying the Fa. We cannot study the Fa for the sake of formality or to fool others and ourselves. Only if our minds are immersed in the Fa are we able to clarify the truth on the basis of the Fa and will what we say be easy for people to accept. Only in this way are we able to truly achieve our goal of saving sentient beings.

    Whenever possible, I send forth righteous thoughts at the top of every hour to eliminate the persecution of Dafa, sentient beings and myself. Whenever I go out, I clarify the truth to people face to face. Sometimes I also distribute truth-clarification materials.

    By studying the Fa over and over again, I clearly understand that personal liberation is not the goal of our cultivation during the Fa-rectification. I'm here as a result of my grand vow made to our venerable Teacher and before history to save sentient beings. I must steadfastly fulfill my vow. No matter where I go, I clarify the truth to people about withdrawing from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), the Youth League and the Young Pioneers League. During the course of clarifying truth, I find that people are eagerly waiting to be saved; even kindergarteners know the importance of withdrawing from the CCP.

    In summary, what's in my mind is all about how to clarify the truth about Dafa to save sentient beings. Every day when I go out, I search for people without missing a single person with a predestined relationship. When I get my bike fixed, shop for groceries, go to the public baths, or walk on the streets, I talk to everyone I can. Even if some people don't understand and don't want to quit the CCP right away, I don't give up on them. I still talk to them whenever I have the chance. Now five or six people who initially refused to quit the CCP have decided to withdraw.

    Teacher said in his lecture "To the European Fa Conference in Stockholm" to:

    "Gather up and rescue the beings that you are to save! Have righteous thoughts and righteous actions, dissolve all hindrances, and spread the facts widely. Divine beings are among men."

    I've also had some challenges in clarifying the truth. During the period of my personal cultivation, elimination of my karma never lasted more than 3 days. However, this time, the persecution of the evil specter on my body lasted nearly a month. I had a cough and a swollen throat as if my tonsils were blocking my throat. I had firm righteous thoughts and told myself that a practitioner has no sickness, and it was the evil spirit of Communism that was persecuting my body. I sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate it. I continued doing the three things every day without missing a single one. After sending forth righteous thoughts at midnight, I examined myself to find the gap the evil spirit was taking advantage of. Teacher said in "Teaching the Fa at the Western U.S. International Fa Conference,"

    "Some students were coughing a while ago, and some students have had certain abnormal reactions, especially in the period after the Nine Commentaries came out. It was the work of the factors, lodged in people's bodies, which belong to the malevolent Party's evil specter. You need to eliminate them when you send righteous thoughts."

    So I strengthened my efforts in sending forth righteous thoughts, and at the same time looked into myself for any gaps. In just a few days, all the symptoms disappeared.

    Since I started to tell people to quit the CCP, the Youth League and the Young Pioneers, more than 310 people that I have talked to have withdrawn from the CCP and its related organizations. I know it's because of the powerful field that Dafa has formed in the world. Dafa is restoring the courage of the Chinese people. As long as we talk to people on the basis of the Fa from our hearts, people are ready to accept what we say. They are all waiting for us to save them.

    I never forget to cultivate myself when I do the three things well. I was strongly attached to showing off and being overjoyed before I began my cultivation. When I talk to people about quitting the CCP to save them, I strengthen my righteous thoughts to get rid of those attachments. I always remind myself to remember that Teacher accomplishes everything, and everything I do is a manifestation of the power of the Fa. For every person who withdraws from the CCP, the Youth League or the Young Pioneers, Teacher has to cleanse the poisonous factors of the evil communist specter from his body, and eliminate his karma to ensure he has a wonderful future. What I do is just tell people the truth about withdrawing from the CCP. I must always remember that I am validating Dafa instead of validating myself.

    Teacher said in "Teaching the Fa in the City of Chicago,"

    "Then what kind of people does Dafa save? What kind of people do Dafa disciples set out to rescue? It's no simple matter, for sure. Why is it that we, who are being persecuted so severely, still want to save sentient beings? Why is it that we, while experiencing such ruthless persecution, are still thinking of others? [Because] it is something that history has entrusted you with, for these people [you are to save] represent immense groups of beings. So this isn't just about people, but is about the hope that the beings of the cosmos have placed in you, and placed in the fact that Dafa is spreading broadly throughout the world today. It is a predestined opportunity for them. So if any being misses this predestined opportunity, it might well be that he has lost it forever."

    Teacher also said in the same lecture,

    "So many years have passed over the course of history, the Three Realms have existed for so long, and so many sentient beings have come here over time, but all hopes are being placed in this one moment out of all the ages. This instant is precious beyond measure. Completing the last leg of this journey well is what's most magnificent."

    My fellow practitioners, let's seize this moment and save more sentient beings, because people all over China are to be saved by us Dafa practitioners in China. The people we are about to save are more than just human beings. They are the kings and Lords of the cosmos, responsible for the sentient beings of their own cosmic bodies. Let's get rid of our fear. Let each of us go out to talk to people face to face, not miss a single person with a predestined relationship, and not disappoint the sentient beings that have placed their hopes in us. Let's be genuine Dafa practitioners.

    August 21, 2005

    Cultivation Experiences While Clarifying the Truth in Taiwan and Manhattan

    From the Taiwan North District Experience Sharing Conference

    ( Best wishes to respected Master! Best wishes to every fellow practitioner!

    I am glad to have this opportunity to share my recent cultivation experiences. Please point out anything improper. Thank you.

    1. Eliminating Attachments

    I am from Banqiao, Taiwan. Since I had attained Dafa in 1998, I thought I was very diligent in my cultivation. I had successfully passed several tests and tribulations. The other practitioners kept praising me. Gradually, some of my attachments became unconsciously magnified, such as fear of doing things wrong, fear of losing face in front of fellow practitioners, fear of being left behind in the Fa-rectification, etc. These attachments grew, more and more. Although I became aware of it, I didn't want to face this directly and so I hid it. From outward experiences it seemed that I firmly safeguarded Dafa, but, in the depth of my mind, the desire to protect Dafa was no longer pure.

    In July 2004, I attended the practice for the Flag and Drum team and was fortunate to be selected as one of the members. On the afternoon of January 19, 2005, during a performance, while waiting backstage at the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, the practitioners in the Flag and Drum Team decided to practice the fifth exercise, "Strengthening Divine Powers" [the sitting meditation]. I participated in the practice. At the beginning, I had a thought: since many people were practicing together, it would not look good if my legs slipped down, and I thought that I must prevent this from happening. With such a thought, I started to do the exercise. During the one hour of the practice, my legs slipped down twenty or thirty times. After the exercise, practitioners approached me and asked if my pants fabric was too slippery; otherwise, how could such a thing happen to a practitioner who has practiced for so many years? I felt very embarrassed and kept explaining that my state was not quite right.

    After the performance some practitioners and I took the big drums back to the stadium at Taiwan University. On the way there, a practitioner asked me again why my legs kept slipping down during the practice in the afternoon. I decided to tell the truth, that I was afraid to lose face during the practice; however, the more I was afraid, the more often my legs slipped down. I decide to face my attachments that had been hidden for a long time.

    In February 2005, the Taiwan Flag and Drum Team came to New York to give a performance. During an experience sharing conference a fellow practitioner found out that I took others' opinions of me too seriously. He pointed it out by saying, "Why are you so afraid of losing face?" My attachment was brought up before so many practitioners. I felt so relieved. The attachment hidden deep in my mind was finally exposed and I was now able to get rid of it.

    2. Passing Sickness Tribulation

    On January 20, 2005, the fellow practitioners in the Flag and Drum Team finished the performance in the New Year's Gala at Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei and started to prepare for the trip for the New York performance. The next day, the inside of my mouth started to swell like a bubble. The swelling became bigger and bigger and eventually occupied one-third of the space in my oral cavity. My nose also started to run every few minutes. It seemed there was no end.

    One day, I was reorganizing things at home. Suddenly, I was a little shocked to smell something like a dead mouse. It occurred intermittently, with a very bad odor. I wondered how my home could have any mice. When I discovered that the smell was coming from my nostrils, I was startled. The physical pain was severe and it was almost beyond what I could tolerate. Sometimes I even wondered if I would be able to pass this tribulation. Nevertheless, I firmly kept studying the Fa and practicing the exercises. My life went on as usual. At the end of February, everything passed. My nose stopped running after nearly 40 days. I said to my wife, "If I didn't practice Falun Gong, my life in this world would have ended then."

    3. Improving Xinxing through Conflicts

    After the winter trip to New York, my wife and I had discussed when we would be able to come to Manhattan to clarify the truth. When we studied "Teaching the Fa at the 2005 Canada Fa Conference" we clearly knew that the evil Chinese Communist Party (CCP) still insidiously persecuted practitioners behind the scenes. The majority of the mainstream media in other countries are not reporting on the persecution of practitioners in China and keep silent in the face of the evil. Therefore, four members of my family decided to journey to the USA to clarify the truth in Manhattan, between July 2 and August 2.

    When we arrived in New York we were assigned to a bedroom on the first floor of a house being shared by practitioners. There were two bedrooms on the first floor. Seven female practitioners stayed in the other room. There was only one shared bathroom. My wife was not used to these circumstances, and many ordinary people's thoughts came out. She complained much and wondered when we were going back to Taiwan and how soon August 2 would be here. Such a state of mind could affect our efforts to clarify the truth. We knew we had to improve our attitude through Fa study and experience sharing.

    On the morning of July 11, four of my family members finished distributing truth-clarifying materials between 59th Street and 8th Avenue and decided to take a break in Central Park and study the Fa. The anti-torture exhibitions had then not yet started. That day we picked up our study in Lecture 4 of Zhuan Falun. When we finished, we started to share experiences. We thought about what a practitioner had said during a group study and sharing on Friday for the whole New York region, "The cultivation process is more important than the final result."

    Then we realized, if we could not regard ourselves as practitioners, our journey of clarifying the truth in Manhattan would be one full of complaints; if we could not look inward, we would squander the month with complaining and eyeing others' shortcomings. Moreover, it is Master who specifically arranged this xinxing test for us. It is such a valuable opportunity for us to improve ourselves among the conflicts. When xinxing is improved, gong will advance as well. We thus determined to take this opportunity to increase our mind capacity. We should remember that we are practitioners at all times and put Dafa at first.

    4. Eliminating Selfishness at a Critical Moment

    Between July 20 and 23, we were in Washington, DC to participate in a Dafa experience sharing conference. On July 23 when I was going to check us out of the hotel with the $1,635.00 that our group of fellow practitioners handed to me (I was in charge of the group), a practitioner said she wanted to exchange the cash for her travelers checks. She wanted to pay for the rooms with her travelers checks. I was a little hesitant but eventually agreed. I handed her $1,635.00; she counted the money and accepted it.

    She started to check us out of the rooms, one by one, with her travelers checks. Time passed quickly and it was close to the time for the Fa conference; however, we were still in the midst of the check-out procedure. When she was checking out of the last room she told me the amount of money I gave her was not correct and there was not enough to pay the room. Right there a thought flashed through my mind, "Why are you using travelers checks to check out? I have given you all the cash I had. I will not compensate you for the difference." Then I replied, "Do you know what time is it? Now you want to mention such a thing to me?"

    Just after saying these words I immediately doubted that I was a practitioner. I realized that my self-centeredness at such a critical moment still manifested. I was trying to protect my own interest; I was not looking inside but looking to blame others when things happened. After I counted the money again I realized I was wrong! I had set aside $72.00 for phone charges and didn't give this to the practitioner together with the other money. I apologized to her again and again and immediately gave her the rest of the money.

    I remembered what Master said in Zhuan Falun,

    "They will often occur suddenly so that they can test one's Xinxing and make one's Xinxing truly improved. In this way, it can be told whether one can maintain his Xinxing. Therefore, when a problem comes up, it does not exist accidentally."

    I felt frustrated with myself, for not being able to pass this test. At the critical moment, I didn't get rid of my preoccupation with myself.

    5. Exposing the Evil through Anti-Torture Exhibitions

    For the month I stayed in Manhattan, I mainly supported the anti-torture exhibition. At the site I always acted the role of an evil police officer. Initially, when I first acted, I felt a little embarrassed and just stood there straight, like a security guard. I also wanted to maintain my own image. Sometimes, I would look at my figure reflected in a store window to see whether I looked ok. It was really a bad thought, to try to prove myself.

    Later, through sharing with other practitioners who also played the role of police officers, and through studying the Fa, I broke through many obstacles of ordinary people. I began to act from the perspective how to attract people's attention (people like to see a show that is as realistic as possible). Each time I had to make a gesture as a police officer attacking a practitioner, I would recite Lunyu once. In one hour I could recite "Lunyu" ten times. I would play this role daily for about two or three hours. One day, because there was no one to replace me, I acted the role of a police officer for five hours.

    During this process, I experienced unexpected gain. Because I kept reciting "Lunyu," many unhealthy thoughts were cleaned up during my reciting the Fa. Of course, sometimes I might lose my concentration or become drowsy and had to start reciting again from the beginning. If my righteous thought was not strong enough when I acted as an evildoing police officer, the old forces would take advantage of my loophole and impose a false illusion. If I couldn't get rid of such an illusion, it would be enlarged. If this happened, the sentient beings that have been isolated would not be able to know the truth and it would prevent them from signing the petition to show their attitude. When I realized this principle of the Fa, I told myself to keep my main consciousness strong and to recite the Fa with a clear mind.

    At the last anti-torture exhibition I attended before leaving New York, I concentrated on my role as a policeman and demanded of myself to recite the Fa with an undisturbed mind. I displayed various pretended moves and gestures, to demonstrate how the police beat practitioners. At the same time, the practitioner who acted the victim also manifested unyieldingly will, "No matter how you beat me, I will not give up the cultivation of Falun Dafa." The entire anti-torture exhibit, as a whole was very harmonious and displayed strong energy. Many passers-by stopped walking and came over to watch. Some signed the petition; some listened to our truth clarifying information and some read the exhibit materials.

    At the end of the anti-torture exhibit, when I packed my luggage to say good-bye to fellow practitioners, an Australian practitioner told me, "Do you know how many people you have offered salvation to during this one month in Manhattan?" In fact, it is our benevolent Master who is truly doing the mission to save sentient beings. It is Master's arrangement for us to come to Manhattan to assist Master in Fa-rectification. It is a great honor for a disciple. My gratitude to Master!

    Thank you, Master; thank you fellow practitioners!

    August 19, 2005

    A Life-Threatening Illness Miraculously Disappears

    ( Ms. Chen Guilan is a 57-year-old woman from Dadianzi Village, Qiaozi Town, Zhucheng City. Beginning around 1990, she felt sore all over her body. She thought it was simply arthritis. But in spite of all kinds of treatment, it only became worse, to the extent that she became unable to work. This situation lasted for three to four years by which time her body had become swollen.

    The swelling eventually went down, but once this occurred she became so thin that you could see her bones. Because her eldest brother was a manager at the Beijing Police Hospital, she decided to go to Beijing to seek treatment. After she arrived in Beijing on July 15, 1994, she was diagnosed as having lupus, which had damaged her liver and kidneys as well. There was no circulation or sensation below her pelvis, and her legs were ice-cold. Her eldest brother found three specialists, but none of them were able to treat her.

    They decided she would eventually have to have both of her legs amputated, but lying on the hospital bed, Ms. Chen could only think that she would rather die than have the amputation. They could do nothing for her though, except to keep her going by giving her shots and medication. Under these circumstances, she stayed in Beijing until December 26. When she was leaving for home, the doctors told her family members that she had less than two years to live.

    Ms. Chen kept continued to be tormented by her illnesses. By the spring of 1996, Ms. Chen was in very bad condition. People in the village all thought that she was dying. She felt that the chance of her survival was truly slim, and that the end was near. She even selected her burial site. At the time, the only thing in her mind was how much money she owed people because of her illness. The Beijing trip alone cost over twenty thousand yuan. Now she could not take care of herself in her daily life; she thought she might as well commit suicide so as not to trouble others.

    She struggled in agony until September of 1996 when she heard people telling her that Falun Gong was great and many terminally ill people had recovered after practicing Falun Gong. Furthermore, the lessons were free. She thought it was too good to be true. She had her two sons carry her to the practice site not too far from her house, where she listened to the recording of Teacher's lectures. She liked Teacher's lecture the first time she heard it. She felt an indescribable happiness in her heart, she became energetic, and her whole body felt at ease. Her appetite improved and she could sleep well at night again. Then she began to do the exercises and attend Fa studies together with other practitioners. From then on, it was as though she had turned into another person. She no longer needed to take a large amount of pills each day. She has been living and working like a normal person ever since. She is living a happy life.

    Her eldest brother went to visit her in 2003. When he witnessed the dramatic change, he could not believe it. When the doctors in Beijing asked him whether his sister was still alive after he went back, her brother told them that she was in excellent condition.

    The doctors said: "Don't lie to us. Any one of her illnesses could have killed her."

    But a fact is a fact. Everyone in Dadianzi Village knows that Ms. Chen was restored to health after she had begun practicing Falun Gong.

    Practitioners Worldwide Share How They Found Dafa

    A Westerner's Journey to Falun Dafa

    I came across Falun Dafa three years ago when I was still a student in High School. My life changed in a far-reaching way and it is something that I am eternally grateful for.'

    My life before Falun Dafa consisted of a lot of drugs, alcohol, cigarettes and an all-encompassing feeling of restlessness and discontentment. I knew in my heart that there was a vast universe beyond our human reality of materialism and comfort-seeking habits. I became very interested in a lot of new age type beliefs, but in the end felt frustrated with them. I began to call such things "instant gratification spirituality." Bits and pieces of what often seemed profound in the beginning quickly lost their power when any real burdens of life were put upon their philosophy. I began to feel very depressed and trapped in the human condition. Though I inherently believed the universe was fundamentally benevolent, I felt separated from this characteristic. I felt powerless against the things in me that hurt my spirit, such as jealousy, anger and actions such as smoking. As much I tried to change them I found in the end I would relapse into old behaviors. What I wanted most in the world was to be in harmony with all that was beautiful and sacred in the universe.

    It was a friend of mine at school that introduced me to Falun Gong. He had found a flier on a transit train about Falun Gong and the book "Zhuan Falun." After he read the book he came to me with it and told me it was really good, and that I should check it out. My first few experiences reading the book were laughable in hindsight. I was really skeptical of everything. I had become jaded and cynical after years of searching and finding only "instant gratification spirituality." I had a quarrelsome heart while reading the book, instead of seeking understanding. Little did I know at the time, that Falun Dafa was not something that can be understood from an everyday viewpoint as it was an everyday viewpoint that brought me so much difficulty and limitation. For example, those who seek wealth and comfort are often plagued by worry about their ability to maintain their security. Those seeking fame are anxious of what others think of them. However, I felt something very special about the content of Zhuan Falun so I continued to read. Then one day I realized what the Teacher meant by the first sentence in Lunyu:

    "The Buddha Fa is most profound; among all the theories in the world, it is the most intricate and extraordinary science. In order to explore this domain, humankind must fundamentally change its conventional thinking. Otherwise, the truth of the universe will forever remain a mystery to humankind, and everyday people will forever crawl within the boundary delimited by their own ignorance."

    I felt so silly and decided to put down my preconceived ideas and just read with an open mind. I felt a waft of warmth come through my body after reading just the first sentence with this mindset. It was then I understood the immensity of what Teacher Li was saying, profound beyond words. It was then that I decided to commit my mind to practicing Truth, Benevolence and Forbearance in everyday life. I began to be able to overcome my vices. It was like my fundamental nature was changing. Instead of having a selfish and troubled heart I began to feel such peace and tranquility. Instead of thoughts of competition, I found them being replaced with compassion. Replacing anger was acceptance. Rather than restless discontentment there was harmony in my heart. I found Falun Dafa to give me such a holistic understanding of the universe that it was hard to be angry or forlorn.

    Perhaps some people don't understand why the practitioners of Falun Dafa who are tortured in the labor camps and jails of China don't just renounce their belief so they can gain their freedom back. It is because people are not truly free in their minds and hearts while they contain things like jealousy and greed. It was Falun Dafa that has given us the understanding, strength and ability to fully let those things go. Practitioners of Falun Dafa desire to remain true to their hearts by standing their ground and declaring "Falun Dafa is Good!" A practitioner of Falun Dafa is more liberated in a jail cell with Zhen-Shan-Ren [Truthfullness-Compassion-Forbearance] in his heart than unrestricted in the free world without Falun Dafa.

    I am eternally grateful for what the practice of Falun Gong has given me.

    Western Practitioner: "Learning these exercises truly changed my life..."

    It was by way of my wife that I was led to finding Falun Dafa. As my wife had gotten interested in learning about Falun Dafa due to the persecution, she started to read about the persecution of Falun Dafa back in 2000. My wife, being Chinese, was trying to learn and understand why the Chinese Government was against Falun Dafa. So she started to read up on Falun Dafa. She would read the newspaper and then she started to read this little yellow book. At that time, I did not pay that much attention to it.

    Then one Sunday morning when we went for a bicycle ride down by the beach, I had my first contact with Falun Dafa as we came upon a group practicing the Falun Gong exercises in one of our local parks. At first glance, one of the things that caught my eye was this big svastikam symbol. I asked myself, what is this and why is my wife so interested in this? I initially associated the svastikam with Hitler, even though it seemed different at the time. I soon realized that my initial thought was the wrong, after doing a little reading of the informational fliers the practitioners had provided. My wife was very eager to jump right in and started talking to one of the practitioners, as I read the posters and banners they had on display. It was not long when another Chinese practitioner asked me if I would also like to try the exercises, and so I hastily joined in. During and after the exercises something happened to me: all of a sudden I was full of so much energy and just felt like I was sitting on top of the world.

    I had this feeling for the rest of the day and for weeks after. Learning these exercises truly changed my life from that day on. Another amazing thing happened to me; at that time I was also a smoker. I had been smoking for some 20 plus years. However, after just learning and doing these simple exercises that first morning, I have never had a cigarette since. In fact I very rarely ever even thought about smoking after that morning. I had tried everything before to quit, I mean everything, from patches, to hypnosis, chewing gum, cold turkey, acupuncture, you name it. But I still could not maintain the willpower to quit. However, after this one morning, that was the end of my smoking habit.

    At the end of the exercises, another practitioner gave me this book to read called China Falun Gong. So I took it home with us. Now I have to explain something here about reading and me, for during my school years and even up until now, I really dislike reading, I mean really. My idea of reading a book was to check out the back cover, read it and then I understood enough. If I had to write a report, I would write it based on that or I would find the movie to watch. So for me, to do any reading was a real chore.

    Well, later that afternoon I sat down and read this whole book from cover to cover. I just could not put it down. It was so amazing to me to find that so many of the things and beliefs that I had thought about over the years were all written in this book. Wow! It was as if I had read this book before or at some point in my life. Upon finishing it, I still had not had enough of what I had been reading. I had a need and a desire for more - much more. I had so many question that I wanted answers to.

    So I soon got on the computer and on the Internet to see what else I could find out and learn about Falun Dafa. I found a wealth of information there. I was also led to the group that we had met in the park that morning and I made a few calls to see how and where they were to meet next. I found out that they would meet that Friday night and that it was going to be a group study. I had been to many different study groups before for different religions that I had studied in the past. So in some ways this was sort of a turn-off for me. But even with this uneasiness, for some reason I still wanted to go and gain more of an understanding of this new practice. In fact, I could hardly wait until Friday night.

    The group study was really great. It was mostly Chinese people. They started out by reading in Chinese and I followed along in English. Then they decided it might be better to put in a tape of Master's first lecture. This was very interesting, and at the end they gave us a set of the 9-lecture videotape series to take home and watch. And so I did, and I watched each and every one of them and still do. I would watch a lecture and then read the lecture in the book. I still like this way of understanding, however nowadays I usually listen to a lecture, then I read it.

    I think one of the other things that really caught my eye was the fact that when giving all of this, not one of the practitioners would take any money for any of the information given out. So no one was making money on any of it. It was truly just given from the heart and they wanted to pass what they too had learned to others, as I do myself now. I do not remember how I came about my first book of Zhuan Falun. I believe my wife bought it in a store in Chinatown for me. I have been reading it ever since and each time I'm lifted to a new and higher level. It is truly amazing that you can read the same book over and over and still gain so much. Thanks to everyone who has helped to lead me down this path of Dafa cultivation.

    This is my limited understand from my level.

    The People Awaken to the Truth

    "This is the Greatness of a Dafa Disciple"


    1. "Let me help you take it down and re-hang it properly!"

    In Jiamusi City, some elderly Dafa disciples gathered together and formed their own Fa-study group. The oldest is 84. Below is an incident narrated by one of them.

    I am 64 years old. I once went out to hang truth clarification banners at night. It was difficult to see everything clearly, so the banner was not hung properly. The next day, I passed by, thinking of taking the banner down to re-hang it properly. It wouldn't be of any use if people could not read the message on the banner. For this reason, I asked a bystander to give me a hand to get the banner down. The bystander asked, "What's on the banner?" I replied, " It says, 'Bring Jiang to justice!'" Surprisingly, the bystander replied, "Excellent idea! Jiang Zemin should be put on trial and bought to justice. Not only did he harm innocent people but he also made their lives miserable. Let me help you take it down and re-hang it properly!"

    2. This is the greatness of a Dafa disciple

    Xiaomei is a junior high student. One day, a contingent of schoolteachers and principals from South Korea visited her school. In order to highlight the teaching standards and the students' achievement levels in the school, the principal borrowed students from other schools that had students with special artistic skills such as piano, dancing, etc. But the Korean teachers were not impressed and did not pay any particular attention to these performances.

    Afterwards, each grade sent two representatives to give a speech, and Xiaomei was one of them. After Xiaomei came on the stage, she smiled and casually introduced herself to the Korean teacher contingent. She said, " Hello to everybody. I am a disciple of Buddha school teachings that practices 'Truth-Compassion-Forbearance.' I would like to use the Buddhist's etiquette to welcome all of you!" After saying this, she raised her palm toward her chest to signal the welcoming gesture.

    These South Korean teachers originally were not paying full attention and were gossiping in whispers among themselves. As soon as they heard what Xiaomei said, immediately they all put down their tea cups, neatly stood up, and return Xiaomei's gesture with a 90 degree bow and commented that, "This is a Dafa disciple. They are really great." The school principal, who was sitting beside the Korean teachers, glanced at Xiaomei and then at the Korean schoolteachers and murmured, "What is this 'Dafa disciple?'"

    At the time of departure, these honored Korean guests said to Xiaomei, "You have left a very deep impression on us. We understand the situation in your nation, and we welcome you to come to South Korea."

    3. Ms. Wu has helped 1000 villagers to renounce the CCP

    In a certain small town in northeast China, there was an elderly practitioner by the name of Sister Wu. Ever since The Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party was published, she has promoted it, bringing the publication to every household in the town as well as clarifying the truth to these sentient beings and encouraging them to renounce the Chinese Communist Party. Sister Wu frequently gets up very early in the morning to finish her household chores, study the Fa, and send forth righteous thoughts. Then she sets out to clarify the truth to her fellow villagers in this righteous state of mind.

    By any standard, Sister Wu is not an eloquent person, but when it comes to clarifying the truth to her neighbors, she has an unending story to tell. She is able to provide prompt and satisfactory explanations for all the difficult issues and concerns raised by those she meets. In ordinary situations, she wouldn't be able to provide these "high level logical answers." According to her understanding, "As long as one's mind is righteous and strong, Master will support and empower us with the necessary wisdom to deal with the situation. Every sentence just seems to flow smoothly. In ordinary circumstances, I wouldn't be able to do all that."

    In this way, within a short time, only 50 of her 1000 fellow villagers have not renounced the CCP. Sister Wu knows in her heart the people that have not renounced the evil CCP organization. She still perseveres in bringing the truth to these people. She has lots of patience. If she does not succeed on the first try, she tries again at the next available opportunity. Many people have realized the truth through her efforts.

    August 14, 2005

    News from China

    Latest News from China - August 17, 2005


    1. [Beijing] Qin Wei Sentenced to Five Years of Imprisonment
    2. [Cangzhou City, Hebei Province] Yin Xiuying and Zhang Xiong Arrested for Distributing Truth-Clarifying Material
    3. [Xiangfan City, Hubei Province] Liu Xianxiu Arrested for Distributing Truth-Clarifying Materials
    4. [Pulandian City, Liaoning Province] Zhou Benxu Arrested for Distributing Truth-Clarifying Materials
    5. [Hongjiang City, Hunan Province] Xue Baoyu Arrested and Sentenced to Forced Labor
    6. [Shifang City, Sichuan Province] 610 Office Personnel Arrest Practitioner Xiao Jiying
    7. [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Several Practitioners Still Being Held at the Yaojia Detention Center
    8. [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Li Fengling and Liu Huayu Sentenced to Forced Labor
    9. [Zhengzhou City, Henan Province] Quan Peijun Taken into a Forced Labor Camp and a Brainwashing Class Afterwards
    10. [Zhucheng City, Shandong Province] Four Practitioners Arrested and Their Homes Ransacked for Clarifying the Truth of Falun Dafa
    11. [Qishan County, Shaanxi Province] Zhao Gencang Held at the County Detention Center
    12. [Neijiang City, Sichuan Province] Wu Xiaohang Arrested for Clarifying the Truth of Falun Gong to His Colleagues
    13. [Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Yan Tingzhen Detained Separately from Others in the Wanjia Forced Labor Camp
    14. [Baotou City, Inner Mongolia AR] Arrest of Retired Employee Practitioner Yang Yurong

    1. [Beijing] Qin Wei Sentenced to Five Years of Imprisonment

    Practitioner Qin Wei from Beijing was sentenced to five years of imprisonment and is now being held at a prison in Qinghe Town, Beijing.

    2. [Cangzhou City, Hebei Province] Yin Xiuying and Zhang Xiong Arrested for Distributing Truth-Clarifying Material

    On August 4, 2005, practitioners Yin Xiuying and Zhang Xiong from Botou City rented a van with a driver to transport goods to Huanghua City. They distributed some Falun Dafa truth-clarifying materials along the way. Police from Huanghua City caught them and put them into a detention center, and impounded the rented van. Police even put the van driver into the detention center. So far the two practitioners and the van driver are still being held.

    3. [Xiangfan City, Hubei Province] Liu Xianxiu Arrested for Distributing Truth-Clarifying Materials

    Between 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. on August 9, 2005, practitioner Liu Xianxiu from Xiangfan City went the Fancheng District Boiler Factory residential area and distributed some truth-clarifying materials. She was arrested and is now being held at the Migong Police Station.

    4. [Pulandian City, Liaoning Province] Zhou Benxu Arrested for Distributing Truth-Clarifying Materials

    Mr. Zhou Benxu is a resident of Daliujia Town, Pulandian City. In the evening of August 13, 2005 he distributed some truth-clarifying materials and was arrested. Right now he is being held at Daliujia Town Police Station. His home was ransacked that same night.

    Daliujia Police Station: 86-411-83460002.

    5. [Hongjiang City, Hunan Province] Xue Baoyu Arrested and Sentenced to Forced Labor

    Practitioner Ms. Xue Baoyu, 41 years old, was an accountant employed at the Hongjiang City Archives Bureau. On June 30, 2005 Yang Zhubin, director of the bureau, saw Xue Baoyu carrying a bag. He grabbed the bag and asked her what was in it. Xue Baoyu told him, "Don't grab, this is a prophetic book entitled Tuibeitu (Push Back Picture, written by Li Chufeng from the Tang Dynasty). I can give you a copy if you want." Yang Zhubin knew she was a practitioner and the material is related to the facts about Falun Gong, so he said, "Let me take it to the '610 Office'. If it's related to Falun Gong, I'll give it to the 610 Office. If not, I'll give it back to you."

    On July 1, 2005, Yang Zhubin led some policemen from the "610 Office" and police department and ransacked Xue Baoyu's workplace and found some Dafa materials and discs in her drawer. They then immediately went to her home and found some truth-clarifying materials, discs, banners, Teacher's photos, and copies of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party. Yi Manrong, deputy director of the Archive Bureau, also participated in the ransacking and signed the search warrant. Xue Baoyu was taken from home to the City Police Department to be interrogated. Later she was put into the Anjiang Baihunao Detention Center in Hongjiang City.

    On the afternoon of July 4, personnel from the "610 Office" demanded that Xue Baoyu's family hand in 10,000 Yuan as so-called "deposit money" for putting her under surveillance around the clock for a year. Her family couldn't afford it and refused to pay. The next morning, when Xue Baoyu's parents, brother and sister-in-law went to the police department to demand Xue Baoyu's release, the personnel said Yang Zhubin, the Archives Bureau director, needs to file a petition for her to be released on probation, and then they released her. On July 11, Xue Baoyu went back to work.

    At around 5:00 p.m. on August 8, police from Hongjiang City's "610 Office" forcibly arrested Xue Baoyu at work and sent her directly to the Baimalong Women's Forced Labor Camp in Zhuzhou City, and forbade her to contact her family.

    List of names of chiefly responsible persons:

    (Country code: 86, area code: 745. Do not dial area code before a cell phone number)

    Zhang Chun'an, Police Department Chief: 139074554625 (Cell);
    Yang Zhubin, Archives Bureau Director: 13874462818(Cell),7212053 (Office),and 7212390 (Home);
    Yi Manrong, Archives Bureau Deputy Director: 13874433107(Cell);
    Yi Zhongxian, Chief of the Political & Security Section, Police Department: 13974503398(Cell);
    Yu Yuejun, director of the "610 Office": 13907454018(Cell);
    Xiang Qinghua, deputy director of the "610 Office": 13974503138(Cell);
    Duan Jianzhou, deputy director of the "610 Office": 13874400189(Cell);
    Office of the Political & Security Section, "610 Office": 7220744.

    6. [Shifang City, Sichuan Province] "610 Office" Personnel Arrest Practitioner Xiao Jiying

    Practitioner Xiao Jiying is from No.2 Team, Tanan Village, Yinfeng Town, Shifang City, Sichuan Province. On August 5, 2005, personnel from the "610 Office," Liao Mingchong, the head of public security team, and Bai Wenxiang, head of the Village, broke into Xiao Jiying's home and arrested him/her.

    People who are involved in the persecution:

    Bai Wenxiang, village head: 86-838-8455440

    Liao Mingchong, head of the village public security team: 86-838-8455455

    7. [Dalian City, Liaoning Province] Several Practitioners Still Being Held at the Yaojia Detention Center

    Currently, more than a dozen practitioners are still being held at the Dalian City Yaojia Detention Center, including Tian Yunhai, Sun Liwen, Jin Tingdong, Zang Lianmei, Cui Jian, Xiao Wang, Hu Shuqin sisters, Sun Yan, and Ma Xueqing.

    8. [Shenyang City, Liaoning Province] Li Fengling and Liu Huayu Sentenced to Forced Labor

    Practitioner Ms. Li Fengling from Shenyang City was sentenced to three years of forced labor and is currently being held at the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp. The police are not allowing any family visits. Practitioner Ms. Liu Huayu from the Dadong District in Shenyang City was sentenced to four years of imprisonment and is being held at the Dalian City Prison.

    9. [Zhengzhou City, Henan Province] Quan Peijun Taken into a Forced Labor Camp and a Brainwashing Class Afterwards

    On January 11, 2001, practitioner Mr. Quan Peijun from the Shangjie District, Zhengzhou City was arrested and sentenced to one year of forced labor for distributing Falun Dafa truth-clarifying materials. After his detention term expired, Quan's employer unit refused to rehire him; instead, they paid fees to send Quan to a brainwashing class. At present, Quan is being held at the Wanqing Brainwashing Class in the Xili Lake area in Zhengzhou City.

    10. [Zhucheng City, Shandong Province] Four Practitioners Arrested and Their Homes Ransacked for Clarifying the Truth of Falun Dafa

    During the evening of August 2, 2005, practitioners Ms. Liu Fengmei, Ms. Li Aixiu, Song Xinhui and Ms. Li Zhifen from Xiaoshuibo Village, the Longdu Street Community, Zhucheng City went out to clarify the truth about Falun Dafa. A policeman surnamed Sun, around 30 years old, followed, reported and arrested them and put them into a criminal detention center. On August 3, policemen ransacked their homes.

    11. [Qishan County, Shaanxi Province] Zhao Gencang Held at the County Detention Center

    In April 2005, practitioner Zhao Gencang, over 60 years old, from Gongsi Village, Daying Township, Qishan County, Shaanxi Province, was arrested and is still being held at the County Detention Center.

    In November 2004, police arrested Zhao Gencang for his distributing Falun Dafa truth-clarifying materials at a local market. Zhao Gencang went on a hunger strike to protest and walked out of the detention center ten days later.

    Practitioner Ms. Liu Gaixian from Qishan County, Shaanxi Province has been sentenced to three and a half years of imprisonment in the Xi'an City Women's Prison.

    12. [Neijiang City, Sichuan Province] Wu Xiaohang Arrested for Clarifying the Truth of Falun Gong to His Colleagues

    Mr. Wu Xiaohang, 40 years old, is a teacher at the Taian Secondary School in the Dongxing District, Neijiang City.

    On July 19, 2005 Wu Xiaohang clarified the truth to Liu Zhengping, the school's associate principal, but Liu Zhengping reported him. As a consequence, persons from the Dongxing District National Security Team headed by Huang Junzhong put him into the Dongxing District Detention Center.

    13. [Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province] Yan Tingzhen Detained Separately from Others in the Wanjia Forced Labor Camp

    At the end of June 2005, personnel from the Harbin City National Security Team arrested practitioner Ms. Yan Tingzhen and sentenced her to two years of forced labor. She is being held at the Wanjia Forced Labor Camp. Because she refused to give up her belief, the forced labor camp authorities didn't allow her family to see her. They said, "She is too stubborn, so no one may see her in three months." It was reported that Yan Tingzhen is being detained separately right now and all information about her is blocked.

    14. [Baotou City, Inner Mongolia AR] Arrest of Retired Employee Practitioner Yang Yurong

    On July 8, 2005, Zheng Xin'an, the chief of the Kun District National Security Team in Baotou City, led seven officers from the Youyi Police Station and went to Yang Yurong's house. They arrested her, ransacked her home, and confiscated materials including the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party. Yang Yurong is now being incarcerated at the Kun District Detention Center.

    Kun District Detention Center: 86-472-2124225, 86-472-2124228

    Youyi Police Station: 86-472-2324373;86-472-2361472

    August 16, 2005

    192 People Declare that their Words and Deeds Under Forced Brainwashing are Null and Void
    A Total of 285975 Declarations Have Been Published To Date

    ( 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.

    Summary of Other Articles and News - August 26, 2005


    Facts of the persecution

    Former Cadre at Shenyang Army Base Abducted and Sent to Luotai Mountain Resort Brainwashing Class in Fushun City

    Falun Gong practitioner Jin Fujun is a former military cadre from the Shenyang Army Base. In the six years between 1999 and 2005, Jin Fujun was ruthlessly beaten many times because he remained firm in his belief in Falun Gong. He was locked in a cold solitary confinement cell and tortured, which left him disabled. In June 2005, he was abducted and sent to the Luotai Mountain Resort Brainwashing Class in Fushun City to be persecuted and psychologically tormented.

    Dafa practitioner Li Zhonglan from Yubei District, Chongqing, Living in Exile for Three Years

    Dafa practitioner Li Zhonglan, 41 years old, lived in Yubei District, Chongqing. She was detained in 2002 for persisting in Dafa practice. She escaped with the power of her righteous thoughts but was compelled to go into exile to avoid further persecution. During the more than three years of homelessness, the perpetrators tried several times to abduct her, but she always escaped with the power of righteous thoughts. The perpetrators never ceased to harass her family. They often visited her son at his school and asked him for his mother's whereabouts, thus severely disrupting the entire family.

    Crimes committed by Zhang Junfen from Shangxueyuan Community District, Erdaojiang District, Tonghua City

    Zhang Junfen, female, is the person in charge of the Shangxueyuan Community District in the Erdaojiang District, Tonghua City, Jilin Province. She actively cooperated with the police and the 610 Office on various levels in monitoring, harassing, deceiving, abducting, fining and detaining Dafa practitioners, which led to the breakup of dozens of Dafa practitioners' families. Many practitioners were forced into exile. Zhang Junfen and other perpetrators ransacked the homes of a dozen Dafa practitioners. They also ransacked the homes of five practitioners who lived in a mountain area and then arrested the practitioners. They extorted 10,000 yuan before releasing these practitioners.

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