(Clearwisdom.net) When the persecution started on July 20, 1999, it was as if the heavens were collapsing. Many people listened to the deceitful propaganda of the state apparatus manipulated by the Jiang and Luo regime. They did not know the truth. We clarified the truth to people and let them know that "Falun Dafa is good!"
At the beginning of October 1999, I practiced Falun Gong at a public park with fellow practitioners. As a result, I was illegally detained for 15 days. When my term was due, the police station deceived my 76-year-old mother into paying a 5000-Yuan "bail" for me [about 10 months salary for an average urban worker in China]. The police would not release me until my elderly mother borrowed money from all our relatives and friends and finally collected 5000 Yuan to pay the police. At the end of October 1999, my 10-year-old daughter and I went to Tiananmen Square to validate Dafa. I used my own cultivation experience to tell people "Falun Dafa is good." On the way to the appeals office of the State Department the Beijing plainclothes police arrested us. They forcibly sent us to the liaison office of our local police station. The next day, we were sent to the drug addiction rehabilitation center affiliated with our local police station, and I was held for 2 months. On December 20, 1999, without any legal process, I was sentenced to 2 years in a forced labor camp. I was held in the Municipal Forced Labor Camp, where they forcefully tried to brainwash me and get me to give up my cultivation practice; their efforts were in vain. On March 1, 2000, I was transferred to the notorious Masanjia Forced Labor Camp.
In the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp, the den of the evil force, during each day and night of the 22 months of detention, I endured various physical and mental tortures. However, I used my life to safeguard the Fa all along. I was never afraid or backed down in the face of evil. My heart was with Teacher and Dafa at every moment and I steadfastly went through the tribulations.
When I arrived at the 2nd subunit of the 2nd brigade of the 2nd female bureau of the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp, I was immediately watched by 2 to 4 inmates who were compelled to monitor me. Unless we were sleeping, they ceaselessly tried to brainwash me. But in my view, their deviated theories, formed by "enlightening" along an evil path, were only tricks to fool little kids. On April 6, "inmate guards" (the ordinary criminals including thieves and drug abusers whom the evil police domineered and used as thugs) tried to force me to give up my cultivation practice. When I tried to clarify the truth to them, I was severely beaten. The next day, I reported to Lu Yaoqin, the policewoman on duty, how the inmates had beaten me . She said, "If you don't break from Falun Gong you are opposing the Party and the government. You should be beaten and it is the way that we work here." At that time, I truly understood that those inmates who were playing the role of thugs were actually ordered to do so by the police.
On the evening of April 7, the police asked me to come to the brigade leader's office and demanded that I squat down and answer their questions. I was determined to be a practitioner with dignity and would not give in. The policewoman Lu Yaoqin immediately jolted me with an electric baton. Another policeman Xie also tried to convince me to give up Dafa when he passed by. I firmly rejected them. They then simultaneously used electric batons (the electric batons used in Masanjia are converted so that they deliver higher voltages) to torture me for a long time.
On April 11, Shao Li, brigade leader, Lu Yaoqin, subunit leader, put pressure on me to force me to give up Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I peacefully clarified the truth to them with compassion, but I suffered another round of electric shocks and beatings. As a result, I was not able to sleep on my back for 3 days. After that, they continued to physically punish me, to deprive me of sleep, and let a few people, who had given up Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, brainwash me. At the same time, they forced me to watch the deceitful videotapes that defamed and attacked Dafa with lies.
On the night of April 13, policewoman Lu Yaoqin incited the "inmate guards" to take me to the brigade leader's office and said to me, "We heard that you Falun Gong practitioners are able to endure the electric baton. Today we'll let you experience the Party's way (using thugs, thieves and drug abusers to torture practitioners) of getting you to give up Falun Gong; otherwise, we'll beat you in accordance with the leader's order. We are not willing to beat you though." I patiently clarified the truth to them. They pushed me to the wall and forced me sit down against the wall. Two of them simultaneously used their feet to hook my legs and moved my legs so that I was doing the splits. Then they stood on my lower legs so that I was not able to relax my legs. They repeated this several times. I kept my righteous thoughts, "I beg for nothing during my life, even if it means I will die." When I thought of Wu Zhanri, the former assistant of the Falun Gong assistant center in Fushu City, who would not betray Teacher and was tortured to death, I became even more determined in my righteous faith and righteous thoughts. Two criminal inmates said to me, "We are really not willing to do this, if you are transformed to give up Falun Gong, we won't need to do this kind of thing. It is the brigade leader that demands that we beat you." The injuries caused by having my legs split bled for 5 months.
One day in April, the international Commission of Human Rights voted on the human rights issue. When the news was heard, some former practitioners who betrayed Dafa forcefully pulled me to the middle of the labor field, and jointly spoke against me, criticized me, and denounced me. They tried to make me attack and defame Dafa, but they encountered only my stern rejection. Then the evil policewoman Lu Yaoqin incited the "inmate guards" to beat me until my whole face was cut and bleeding.
On April 14, my husband and daughter came to bring me some daily necessities. Lu Yaoqin said to me, "If you consider yourself transformed, I'll let you see them." I firmly turned down such an unreasonable request. I did not see my family members, but instead, under orders by the police, some collaborators [former Falun Gong practitioners who have gone astray due to brainwashing and torture] beat me so badly that my face was cut and bleeding.
On the afternoon of July 13, Lu Yaoqin gathered a group of collaborators to try to brainwash me. Then she called the "inmate guards" to drag me to the end of the hallway on the second floor. They pushed me down, held my legs far apart again, and tried to force me to repeat their bad words that attacked Dafa. I would rather die than give in. Several times I almost lost consciousness, but I did not cooperate with them. They found some old cloth, stuffed it into my mouth, and continued to pull my legs apart. Because of the intense pain, I lost control over my bowels and bladder. After that, they arranged Ding Ning, Yuan Shuzhen, the collaborators from Fushun (now they have been invited by Masanjia Forced Labor Camp as thugs to brainwash practitioners), and Wei Shouze from Linghai, to continue brainwashing me. They used different means to torture me, persecute me, and asked me to sign a prepared "letter of breaking with Dafa." I solemnly wrote, "Falun Dafa is the principle of the universe." On the same night, after being tortured by the 3 collaborators, the police called all "inmate guards" to continue torturing me, saying that they would pull my limbs apart until I died. At that time, I remembered a paragraph that Teacher said in "Expounding on the Fa" (Essentials for Further Advancement), "For a long period of time the sentient beings in Dafa, especially the disciples, have had a misunderstanding of the Fa at various levels regarding xinxing improvement. Whenever a tribulation comes, you do not see it with the side of your original nature but view it completely from your human side. Evil demons then take advantage of this point and inflict endless interference and damage, leaving practitioners in long-term tribulations. As a matter of fact, this results from an inadequate understanding of the Fa by your human side. You have humanly restrained your divine side; in other words, you have restrained the parts that have been successfully cultivated and prevented them from rectifying the Fa. How can the uncultivated side restrain your primary thoughts or the side that has already obtained the Fa? Having humanly fostered the evil demons, you allow them to exploit the Fa." I enlightened to the relationship between Fa-rectification and cultivation. When they started splitting my legs apart again, I immediately started rectifying the Fa. I said to them, "By treating me this way, you are committing crimes. Good deeds will be rewarded with good, while evil deeds will meet with retribution. I can't let you ceaselessly persecute me. Stop your persecution and save your lives." The evil still wanted to torture me. Completely out of my compassion, I once again clarified the truth to them while tears poured down my cheeks and denounced the evil's persecution. After many times of rectifying the Fa and clarifying the truth, the brutal torture finally ended.
When I regained my freedom, I read with tears what Teacher said in "Fa-Rectification and Cultivation" (Essentials for Further Advancement II), "Dafa disciples amidst Fa-rectification have a different situation from when personal cultivation was done in the past. In the face of the groundless harming, in the face of Dafa's persecution, and in the face of the injustice forced upon us, we cannot handle things or categorically accept things the way it was done before in personal cultivation, because Dafa disciples are now in the Fa-rectification period. If a problem isn't caused by our own attachments or mistakes, then it must be that the evil is interfering or doing bad things."
The evil thugs in Masanjia Forced Labor Camp not only tortured me physically, but also inhumanely tortured me mentally. My mother passed away on March 9, 2000. When my family members and representatives of various departments went to Masanjia to pick me up to handle mother's funeral affairs, the labor camp didn't let me know. I was my mother's only daughter. My 76-year-old mother left me forever while I was being persecuted. My husband was also arrested and detained by the Municipal Police Station. My 9-year-old daughter was forced to live on the streets with no one to care for her. In fact, how many practitioners' families are suffering because of the evil persecution? Teacher has been trying so hard to save sentient beings, silently enduring the karma that has been created by sentient beings in the universe for a long, long time. But the evil forces intend to destroy sentient beings. They use various means to brainwash practitioners, devise ways to physically punish practitioners, deprive practitioners of sleep, force them to do all kinds of dirty and heavy work, and try all kinds of tactics to shake practitioners' beliefs. At the same time, they force practitioners to watch the deceitful news, videotapes, newspapers, and books and so on, in an attempt to shake the practitioners' righteous faith and thoughts and force them to give up cultivation practice. No matter what tricks the evil uses, as long as Dafa is held firmly by our hearts, as long as we think of the Fa that Teacher taught us, we are able to get through any tribulations. Actually, all the evil's illogical arguments are simply tricks that can only fool small children.
The second female institute of Masanjia Forced Labor Camp applies a method called "wearing the blue badge" (strict administration team) towards determined Dafa practitioners. Those practitioners are usually not allowed to attend group activities. They are placed under layer upon layer of surveillance by many agents. No matter how long the practitioners are held, they don't have any freedom or rights. Whenever someone visits the camp or the media come to interview the inmates, the police use vehicles to move us away, hide us, and thus deceive people. They use the space of one square meter to confine those practitioners wearing the blue badges, strictly block any news and won't allow anyone else to communicate with them.
In the second subunit, another practitioner Zhu Yun also endured the persecution at the same time as me. Upon orders from the evil police, Li Lina, a collaborator from Beijing violently beat Zhu. A group of collaborators lifted us a meter above the ground and then threw us down. We were injured several times. Yang Chunfang from Jizhou City was beaten so badly by 8 collaborators, that she became handicapped and is still not able to walk on her own in the labor camp. Li Hong from Dalian City was electrically shocked in March 2000. Wang Dong from the 1st subunit was electrically shocked in October 2000. Zhai Lijun from Anshan City was electrically shocked in June 2000. Li Yaxuan from Chaoyang City was abducted by the policewoman Shao Li and beaten so badly that she lost consciousness; the police then poured cold water on her to wake her up. Li Lili declared that she would continue her cultivation after realizing past mistakes. She has since been shocked with electric batons several times. Her lower back was severely injured from the torture. The fourth subunit is the one where the persecution is the most severe. Gao Yanqiu from Liaoyang City went into a coma in March 2000 after the evil policeman Dai Hongwei used electric batons to shock her countless times. In July 2001, she recovered her health and now firmly cultivates in Dafa. Practitioners who have also suffered from torture include: Xia Yulan from Shenyang City, Wang Yaling from Liaoyang City, Ren Lina from Yingkou City, Zhao Danying and Sun Xiaomei from Dalian City. At the same time, there was another practitioner whose name is not known. She called herself "Zhengshi"[" validating"]. This 56- year-old woman used her life to safeguard Dafa. In July 2000, when the labor camp showed a photo exhibition that defamed Dafa, she tore the pictures to pieces. In August 2000, during a meeting, when some official from Liaoning Province talked about the January 23 so-called self-immolation, she stood up and clarified the truth. The policewoman Lu Yaoqin dragged her out of the meeting room by her hair. Whenever this practitioner saw Su Jing, the director of the labor camp, she shouted loudly, "Falun Dafa is good!" Su Jing is so afraid that whenever she sees "Zhengshi" she immediately runs the other way.
I hereby say to all kindhearted people from all over the world, and every government: Falun Gong does not belong only to China, but also is the splendid essence of all humankind and the universe. At this special period that no one has been able to participate in for many millennia, and that we have been looking forward to for so long, we finally see the spreading of Dafa. We would like to tell every sentient being about Teacher's benevolent compassion. We hope that every sentient being will wake up as soon as possible to stop the persecution and welcome the day that Fa rectification reaches the human world.
April 9, 2002