Originally posted on April 18, 2003


I am a Mainland China Dafa practitioner. I began the practice of Falun Dafa in March of 1997, so I have practiced for 6 years.

Since the Jiang regime began persecuting Dafa, our family hasn't had even one day of peace. Police from the police stations of the village, community, and town gang up with the National Security Brigade, and often come to our home to harass us. They have ransacked our home, and tried to force me to give up cultivation.

During the nearly four years of persecution, the police detained me once, and four times I was kidnapped and taken to a brainwashing center. The first time I was kidnapped, I was illegally blackmailed for 1,200 Yuan [Chinese currency, the monthly salary for an average Chinese rural worker is about 200 Yuan], plus living expenses of 230 Yuan. My home was ransacked four times. I was harassed five times for no reason, mostly at one or two o'clock in the morning. In December 2000, I went to Beijing to validate the Fa, and I was illegally arrested. On January 7th, 2001, I was kidnapped and sent to the police station at two o'clock in the morning, where I was sworn at, punched, and kicked by many police officers. That same day I was transferred to a detention center for illegal detention for another 62 days. On March 9th, police officers from the National Security Brigade took me to a forced labor camp, where I was illegally detained for 7 months. During my illegal detention, the ex-Communist Party leader in our village took advantage of the opportunity to occupy our family's land. He also stole our money, taking 6,240 Yuan under the pretext of covering their expenses for going to Beijing to get me. These state cadres, neglectful of law and order, and relying upon Jiang's regime, attempt to ruin the families of Dafa practitioners, and separate practitioners from their wives and children. The village person in charge even tried to instigate my husband to end our marriage, tempting him by saying that as long as we broke up, he would return a little bit of the over 3000 Yuan that was extorted from us. Otherwise, he said my husband wouldn't get anything. My husband firmly resisted these deeds and actions.

Even though we lead a poor life, and even though my husband and my son have endured a lot of indescribable pain and pressure for me, they are still as supportive of my cultivation as they were before. My husband assists me in doing truth-clarification work, and together with me resists the evil's persecution. My fellow practitioners also care about us. During our most difficult times, they extended their helping hands to us. My son said from the bottom of his heart: "Mom, Dafa is just great. Your teacher is so great. Your fellow practitioners are so nice to us."