My father is a farmer who has never been to school. Over the past few years, his health was destroyed by the heavy burden of the family. He lost hope in life and turned to alcohol, which made his temper worse. He often beat and scolded us. In July 1998, we saw a great change in his life. He started practicing Falun Dafa.

He has become a new man; he quit drinking, stopped making trouble, and is more considerate to other people. We all know it is Falun Dafa that is saving his life. My father has been following the teachings of Falun Dafa and has become a very good person, even better than good.

However, on September 28, 2001, at around 10 p.m., the security officer in the village came to our home with 15 or so policemen. They searched the house and took my parents away. On October 9, we received the news that my father had been sentenced to three years in a labor camp. It was like a bolt from the blue. My sister, who is 11-years-old, my brother, 9, and I, who am 14, cried together. We have a 92-year-old great grandmother in the family. My 70-year-old grandfather has been ill for many years. My first uncle is 51, and has dementia. Another uncle is 47 and handicapped. Our whole family depends on my parents. While they are detained, how can we survive?

I can never understand why the police put them in jail. My parents practiced Falun Gong only to be good people. What crime have they committed? I ask you officials at the various levels to think about it. Who is going to take care of my family? Under these circumstances, I appeal to the responsible officials to release my parents immediately and let our family reunite.


Written by a primary school student from Lianshan District in Huludao City, Liaoning Province who is in a desperate situation