Falun Dafa disciple Jiao Yanqiao is a high school teacher at the Tiantong Tractor Factory Children's School. Ever since first cultivating Falun Dafa in February 1997, she has disciplined herself according to Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance. She has been well received by school administrators, her colleagues and her students. The principles of Falun Dafa helped her become a person with high moral standards. Since becoming a Falun Dafa practitioner, she passed up the opportunity for merit awards on three occasions so that others could have the chance [In China, merit awards are normally accompanied with many material benefits, and there are usually more qualified candidates than awards available].

In August 2000, someone accused her of revealing the truth [about Falun Gong] to her students. She was illegally arrested and sent to the First Detention Center of the Hedong Police Station. Her punishment was to stand still under the surveillance of a guard every night from 2 to 4 AM for 30 days. After the 30 days had passed she was sent back to the school to live under surveillance for half a month. As the school administrators were under pressure, they didn't dare reveal her situation to her students.

After her return, the police from the Hedong station constantly phoned to harass her both at home and at her school office. They forced her husband to write a guarantee and disrupted the harmony of her family.

In August 2001, in order to prove that Falun Dafa and our Teacher are innocent, she took legal action, going to Beijing to appeal. Police from the Hedong station retrieved and illegally detained her. She went on a food and water hunger strike to protest this unfair treatment. Four days later, when the police wanted to send her to a labor camp, she was too weak to be lifted up. To avoid having to take responsibility for any further harm that might come to her, they let her go home. With an illegal sentence of three years in a labor camp still awaiting her, she was forced into a life of homelessness.

Ever since she left, several local police stations formed a "special case" group to search for her. Her family is living miserably and under great pressure. The school she works for is also under great pressure.

In China, so many well-received cultivators are forced to live the life of refugees, or die, Their families also suffer, broken apart by Jiang Zemin and his regimes' horrible persecution.

We hope the unjust suffering that they endure will awaken the conscience of the world's people, leading more to distinguish what is righteous from what is evil and to thereby stop aiding a tyrant to commit bad deeds. Falun Dafa teaches the laws and principles of the universe which created the lives of each and every one of us. Please open your hearts to the truth of Falun Dafa and show kindness to Falun Dafa disciples.