People Who Have Awakened to the Truth Come to My Aid
1. I am a Falun Gong practitioner in China who has been forced to leave home in order to avoid arrest and further persecution. There were several instances in which people who had come to understand the truth helped me when the police were searching for me. Because I had walked out of a forced labor camp by having righteous thoughts, a lot of police officers came to my home and tried to kidnap me, and they also monitored my house for more than ten days. Later they felt they were shorthanded, so they offered a reward of 20,000 Yuan [500 Yuan is the average monthly income for an urban worker in China] to the local villagers if they caught me. Among the villagers, Yu instantly refused and said, "I want to accumulate virtue, I won't do those bad things, don't hire me." When the policemen came to our village heads to carry out an investigation, the villagers all avoided them and refused to co-operate.
Destitute and homeless, I traveled to a relative's home. My relatives were very clear about my situation. They dared to allow me to stay in their home because they know that Falun Gong is good. After my relative's neighbor learned about my situation, he said: "I can understand you and I also support you. If there is anything that is inconvenient for you to do, I will do it for you." He said: "It is cold now, I would like to give you this coat." Upon saying that, he took off his coat and gave it to me. I was deeply moved because his financial condition also appeared to be quite poor and I had never met him before.
2. I was illegally detained in outside areas. When my detention term was up I didn't have any family members who could provide an introduction letter for me at the local police station handling my case. The detention center therefore detained me beyond my term. During my detention period, I continuously introduced Falun Gong and clarified the truth of the persecution to the prisoners, and obtained the acknowledgement and understanding from the head of the cell [who was also an inmate]. He supported me and he told others not to beat Falun Gong practitioners. One of the prisoners was due to be released soon. Hearing the truth, he really understood me, and was worried about my extended detention. He said: "It is really great to meet you today! From now on, I have to change my behavior. Your moral standards are very high. I will be released tomorrow. I will go to the local police station to get an introduction letter for you the day after tomorrow, and I will drive here to pick you up." He was a company manager and two days later he really came and managed to release me from the detention center. When he went to the local police station to get an introduction letter, the police said to him, "You dare to get an introduction letter for a Falun Gong practitioner? If he does something again, we will also arrest you." Although this person had not known me before my detention, he still took the risk of being my warrantor.