Jilin Province Practitioner Li Shixia Stands Firm in the Face of Persecution
My name is Li Shixia, and I obtained the Fa four years ago. My previous illnesses miraculously disappeared after only two months of cultivation.
On July 20, 1999, Jiang started to persecute Falun Dafa. Master gave me a new life, so I wanted to validate Dafa. The policemen from my hometown often tried to force me to sign statements promising to give up Falun Gong, and I always resolutely refused. As a result I was illegally detained three times in 1999. In mid November of 1999, I traveled to Beijing to shout out to the world in Tiananmen Square that Falun Dafa is the righteous Fa. Afterwards, while I was in a fellow practitioner's home, I was kidnapped to Shilou Detention Center, and my relatives escorted me home after thirteen days. I've been continuously persecuted since then and have not been able to return home. After two months in Nanshan Detention Center in Shulan City, Jilin Province, I was sentenced to a year of "labor re-education."
I was first put into a labor camp on December 27, 1999, and on January 16, 2000, I was transferred to the Changchun Forced Labor Camp. I continued to cultivate Dafa with determination during this time. The police often used electric batons to torture me, but I'd rather lose my life than give in. On December 1, 2000, the police intensified their torture and continuously increased the voltage on their electric batons, creating neck wounds that required two months to heal and generating deep scars. The authorities even extended my sentence by thirteen months. They tortured me, forced me to take drugs, and told me that the medicine they injected was "first-grade poison" and would lead to a "calm death." Because of their torture and keeping me from practicing the exercises, I had so much trouble with my lower body that I couldn't even walk properly. Sometimes the collaborators (former practitioners who, under torture and intense pressure, turned against Dafa) also physically tortured me, causing me great agony.
I was released on December 30, 2001, and after going home I again entered the mighty current of Fa-rectification. On May 4, 2002, when I was clarifying the truth on the streets, I was again arrested and detained for two months. I was subsequently sentenced to three years in a forced labor camp. Because of the dampness in the labor camp, I can't move my legs normally, can't practice the exercises, and require a lot of help from fellow practitioners to get around.