Ms. Qi Bingshu is over 60 years old, and is the granddaughter of the famous painter, Mr. Qi Baishi; she is a well-known painter herself. Before she began practicing Falun Gong, Ms. Qi was diseased all over her body and had a serious bleeding problem. Her face was always as white as paper and she was frequently bedridden. After Ms. Qi practiced Falun Gong though, all her diseases miraculously disappeared.

On April 25 of 1999, Ms. Qi Bingshu stood in the first row of practitioners who went to Zhongnanhai (Chinese central government compound) to appeal to the government. She stood for the whole day without eating, drinking or even sitting down. After July 20, 1999, she went to safeguard and validate Falun Dafa many times and was thus arrested - she is very determined in Dafa. Because Ms. Qi insisted in her belief of Zhen-Shan-Ren (Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance), her brother forcibly sent her to a mental hospital with help from the local police sub-station and the doctors in Daliushu Mental Hospital in Dabeiyao Town, Chaoyang District of Beijing. She has been detained there for over 1 year now. The doctors in the mental hospital said that she had a "Qigong mental disorder" and gave her forced injections and medicine. They also claimed that she couldn't be released until the incident with Falun Gong was over. Before Ms. Qi was detained, she looked as young as a lady of over 40 due to practicing Falun Gong. Since she was illegally detained, Ms. Qi was tortured to such an extent that the hair on both sides of her head all become white and her hands constantly shook, making it extremely difficult for her to paint any more.

Though Ms. Qi is detained alone, she still insists on memorizing Master Li's books and articles, practicing the exercises, and never forgets to assist Master Li to rectify and validate Dafa. During her illegal detention in the mental hospital, she tried to run away once. However her brother colluded with the staff from the hospital and locked her up again.

It is bothersome to hear of Ms. Qi's experience: what on earth has happened to the Chinese society?!

Now, we strongly appeal to all the kind-hearted people and organizations around the world to pay attention to this issue. Please help stop such an extremely inhumane persecution and strongly condemn such evil conduct.

Reported by Falun Dafa practitioners from China

March 18, 2001