(Clearwisdom.net) I am a 16-year-old middle school student. Falun Dafa taught me the true meaning of life. After July 22nd, 1999 [the day the national anti-Falun Gong campaign began], I used various ways to clarify the truth about Falun Gong to many people, and went to Beijing to appeal in October 2000. On Tiananmen Square, the police tried to force me to curse Dafa. As I firmly refused, they took me away by force and later transferred me to the No. 2 Detention Center. Throughout my detention I refused to write anything harmful to Dafa, such as the "guarantee letter," "repentance letter" or other statements. (These letters would guarantee that the person will no longer practice Dafa or go to Beijing to appeal and also that they are sorry they ever practiced Dafa). As a result, I was illegally detained for almost 10 months. I was released only after the corrupt guards extorted a large amount of money from my family and confiscated all the valuable things in my home.

During my illegal detention, in order to protest the persecution of Dafa and Dafa practitioners, I risked my life and went on a hunger strike four times to verify the truth. The truth is that Dafa is innocent, Teacher is innocent and Dafa practitioners are innocent. Thugs, on orders of the vicious policeman Cui, force-fed me through the nose. Cui also cuffed my hands and feet tightly together for 5 days on one occasion, simply because I did the Dafa exercises. Therefore, I began a hunger strike, kept practicing the exercises and sent forth righteous thoughts in the jieyin (with hands conjoined) position. The cruel police guards dragged me outside three times and shocked me with electric batons. Twice I was stripped of my clothes before they started to shock me, and the parts of my body that were shocked included my head, face, mouth, neck, chest, the inside of both arms, armpits, thighs and back. Once, while shocking me with an electric baton, a policeman said to me, "If you say you won't practice anymore or you won't do it here, we won't shock you anymore, nor will we put shackles on you." As I refused to say that, he started to shock me again. When he got tired of torturing me, he put me in the heaviest shackles in the detention center (about 25 Kilograms), which were not even used on murderers. On another occassion Cui said at an assembly, "Don't say anything about Falun Gong in your cells." However, I continued to write in my report and also say at cell meetings the sentence that represents the aspirations of hundreds of millions of Dafa practitioners and all kind people in the world, " We request immediate release of all detained practitioners throughout the country." Because of this, Cui again tortured me. Cui shocked my face and mouth with an electric baton and shackled my hands and feet together. My back was bent at a 90-degree angle for over ten days. As we refused to cooperate with the unreasonable requests imposed on us Dafa practitioners by the corrupt police, we were also forced to squat, half a day at a time.

The Chief of the City Police Department personally came to the No. 2 Detention Center to force me to give up my belief in "Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance." He said, "If you say, 'I won't practice any more,' I'll release you right now." I said only one sentence to him, "I'll practice Falun Dafa through to the end!" He was so exasperated that he pounded on the table and said, "If you don't write it, you'll die here! I can issue an arrest warrant and sentence you to jail." The lawless police then locked me in a solitary compartment. They ordered two prisoners to watch me, in an attempt to force me to give up cultivation. (Now, these two prisoners themselves both have righteous thoughts about Dafa). After nearly three months of solitary confinement, when the thugs saw that they were not getting anywhere with me, they put me back into the large cells.

Before I was arrested, my schoolmates always knew me as a nice student who liked to help others. "Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance" is in my heart and is the standard I follow in conducting myself. However, after I was arrested, authorities from my school, afraid of being implicated under Jiang Zemin's terrorist government's "implication" policy, expelled me. Right now, although I've been released, I still don't have any personal freedom and am always monitored and watched. My previously happy family is now torn apart by this vicious persecution.

I am only a 16-year-old youth who chose to stick to the truth and righteous beliefs and who refused to say anything against his will. What have I done wrong? On what basis did the authorities deprive me of all my personal freedom and throw me in jail, making it impossible for me to go home or to go to school? On what basis did they have to torture me, using all kinds of brutal means, and try to force me to betray my belief in "Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance?"

As a Dafa practitioner, my heart is filled with "Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance." I do not have any enemies nor do I have any hatred. I am willing to give all that I have to awaken people who have been deluded by the monstrous lies and propaganda fabricated by the media, to awake their righteous thoughts about Dafa.

December 15, 2001