I was a person who had many illnesses in the past. In February of 1997 I was hit by a car and my collarbone was fractured. My pain and suffering escalated after the injury. Due to financial difficulties I could not have it treated by a doctor. All I could do was lie in bed, sobbing. Fortunately, I started to practice Falun Dafa in April of 1997 and all my illnesses were cured. Even my fractured collarbone was healed.

When Jiang Zemin started to openly persecute Falun Gong practitioners on July 20, 1999, I thought that it was because our government did not have a good understanding of Falun Gong. I went to Beijing to appeal in February of 2000. However, I was handcuffed and escorted back to my hometown, and was detained for half a year. Without any legal process, police unlawfully searched my home and confiscated all my Dafa books. Afterwards they continuously made up all kinds of excuses to detain me and to search my home. They even extorted three thousand Yuan* from my family.

In July of this year, I was again abducted by seven or eight enforcers of Jiang's dictum, without due cause, and was again forced to go to a brainwashing center. I held a hunger strike to protest. But over a dozen of them force-fed me. At the same time they took turns trying to brainwash me, and deprived me of sleep. They forced me to watch TV programs that attacked Dafa and put me on twenty-four hour strict surveillance.

Because my main consciousness was not strong and I was afraid, I did and wrote things that let down Teacher and Dafa. For this I have been extremely anguished in my mind. Here I declare all the things I wrote and did that were not in accordance with Dafa to be void because they were written and done by me when I was under extreme pressure and force. None of them were my true feelings and none of them were from my mind. I am determined to follow Teacher's Fa-rectification progress and to be firm in my cultivation to make up for the things I have done. I will do well the three things that Teacher requires us to do, study the Fa, explain the facts, and send righteous thoughts. I will never again disappoint Teacher's compassionate salvation offers.

Liu Baozhen

September 24, 2003

(From http://www.minghui.ca/mh/articles/2003/10/27/59583.html)

Solemn Declaration

While I was in a labor camp I wrote the "Repentance Statement," "Criticizing Statement," "Guarantee Statement," "Exam Paper,"** and others. I did things I shouldn't have done because my main consciousness was not clear and strong. Whenever I study the Fa now and think of all the things I did in the labor camp I feel deep remorse. Through continuously learning the Fa and constant introspection I found my biggest weakness. My main consciousness is not clear and strong! Deep down in my mind, the human notions that have formed over the long history of my lives, my selfishness and self-interests were fully exposed. I realized from deep in my heart how serious cultivation really is! It all comes down to taking each and every step firmly when genuinely cultivating oneself! It would be extremely dangerous if there were one bit of human notion that we couldn't relinquish!

I must correct my past wrongdoings, study the Fa with a tranquil mind, try to make up the losses, and follow up with the Fa-rectification process. Therefore, I solemnly declare void all the things I wrote which were not in accordance with Teacher and Dafa, including the "Repentance Statement," the "Criticizing Statement," and the "Guarantee Statement."

* 500 Yuan is the average monthly income for an urban worker in China.

** In these statements, the practitioner is forced to admit remorse for practicing Falun Gong, promise to give up Falun Gong, and never again associate with other practitioners or go to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong. They are also forced to sign on papers with the content that slander Dafa.

Shao Yuzhi

October 24, 2003

(From http://www.minghui.ca/mh/articles/2003/10/31/59797.html)