(Clearwisdom.net) On the night of December 31, 2001, when Xu Songduo (female), a Dafa practitioner from Zhengzhou City, Henan Province, was distributing truth-clarifying materials about Falun Dafa in the countryside within the borders of Zhongmu County, a village Party secretary, who knew nothing about the truth of Dafa, reported her. Vicious police tortured her that entire night trying to learn the source of the materials so as to take credit and obtain a reward from their superiors. With her righteous belief in Master and Dafa, she completely shattered their vain hopes by not revealing anything. At 5 a.m. the next morning, Xu was sent to Zhongmu County Detention Center and has been detained there ever since. Her family members tried to visit her many times but were rejected by the detention center authorities. It was said two days ago that she had already been taken to court and was now awaiting the court's verdict.

This Dafa practitioner's home is in the area under the Dongsan Road Police Station's jurisdiction in Zhengzhou City. The malicious officers from Zhongmu County Police Department and Zhongmu County Procurators' Department went to her home to harass her family six times. Her husband, who is of poor health, and her 13-year-old son, resisted the harassment by speaking to them with the force of justice. The persecutors had to leave the family's home dejectedly each time and have not returned since. However, the policemen from Dongsan Road Police Station continue to come to her home to harass them. Under this huge pressure and illegal persecution, her husband's illness has become more and more serious. The household responsibility therefore lies on their child.

Any fellow practitioners, who have read this news, please send forth righteous thoughts to help this practitioner to get out of the prison. We hope all kind-hearted people and human rights organizations pay attention to this case. Here, we seriously warn those lawless people: Stop persecuting the kind-hearted Dafa Practitioners. Otherwise, the laws of heaven will punish you!

[Editors' Note: In both Western and Chinese culture, the principle of karmic retribution, that is, being held ultimately accountable for one's own actions, is widely accepted. The fundamental teaching of Falun Gong is the characteristic of the universe, "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance." The universe will reward actions that are in harmony with this principle, while actions such as beating, torturing and murdering people will incur karmic retribution. Stated another way, good deeds will be rewarded with good, while evildoings will meet due retribution. Statements such as this one are meant as a compassionateáreminder of this principle to those who would commit wrongdoing. While many of those who persecute Falun Gong are merely "following orders," the universal law requires that they, too, be held responsible for their actions, and that only by reversing their course of wrongdoing may they escape retribution.]