(Clearwisdom.net) Female Dafa Practitioner Zhang Xiufen was illegally detained in the Heizuizi Forced Labor Camp in Changchun City, Jilin Province for a year because she displayed a banner to validate Dafa at Tiananmen Square on September 13, 2001. During her detention, she maintained firm belief in Dafa and did not give in. At the end of November 2002, her term was finished and she was released. In collusion with Heizuizi Forced Labor Camp, the Kuancheng District "610 Office" (An agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong, with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems) abducted her again on the day of her release. Although Zhang's family tried to stop this illegal action by reasoning with the abductors, the "610 Office" still sent her, a woman over 50 years old, to Xinglongshan Brainwashing Center, where she was further persecuted.

Wang Xiaojie, another female Dafa practitioner in Changchun City, is disabled, with muscular atrophy of her right hand and leg. She was abducted from her home by the local police during the Party's Sixteenth Congress, and is currently being detained illegally in Xinglongshan Brainwashing Center. Her mother and sister were arrested last year while trying to stop an illegal trial of Dafa practitioners. It is said that they were both locked up in Heizuizi Forced Labor Camp. But when family members went to see them, Heizuizi Forced Labor Camp refused the request, saying that they were not there. At present, their elderly father, who has cerebral thrombus resulting from another illness, has been left home alone. Thus, another family has been broken up by the persecution.

December 2, 2002