Special Report: Children Suffering from the Persecution of Falun Gong in China
(Clearwisdom.net) During the five years of the persecution against Falun Gong, tens of millions of Falun Gong practitioners have been subjected to forced brainwashing, detention, imprisonment, brutal torture, and have even been tortured to death. These have caused countless families to be broken up and a loss of family members. Among the people who have been persecuted, there is a very unique group of people - young children. If it were a peaceful period, they would stay at home and enjoy love and affection at the arms of their parents or go to good schools to be educated. However, because of the unprecedented persecution, they have lost everything, including financial support, family lives, physical freedom, dignity as human beings, the basic rights to education as well as their young and precious lives.
"Global Mission to Rescue the Persecuted Falun Gong Practitioners" has recently released a report. It is titled "Children suffering from the persecution of Falun Gong in China". It is, for the first time, a systematic collection of the names of the children who have suffered because of the persecution of Falun Gong. The first edition has included a total of 44 cases, five of whom are children who have been tortured to death due to their belief in Falun Gong; six have been beaten, detained and expelled from schools, also because of their own belief; 28 cases are of orphans or semi-orphans caused by the death of one or both parents; lastly five have been forced to separate from their parents. Because of the media blockage and control in Mainland China, the actual number of the persecuted children is much higher than what has been collected in the report. Along with more media breakthrough and when more info is disclosed to the outside, the report will be continuously updated. Here are some examples.
1) Chen Ying, a 17-year-old high school student from Heilongjiang Province, jumped to her death
Chen Ying, female, 17 years old, was in her 10th grade at Shuren High School in Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province. On August 16, 1999, Chen Ying was on a train with local officials and policemen who were taking her from Beijing back home. She had gone to Beijing to appeal for Falun Dafa. Along the way, policemen threatened, insulted and beat Chen Ying. They handcuffed her to a luggage rack and only gave her half a piece of bread and half a bottle of water. They did not even allow her to close the door when she went to the washroom. As Chen Ying could not bear taking more abuse from them, she closed the door of the washroom and jumped out of the train at 2:34 p.m., at a location 280 kilometers along the Jing-Qin Line. The train stopped after traveling another 20 kilometers. Commissar Li and the head of the No.2 Train Service Team sent Chen Ying to the Fengrun Hospital. At 6:00 p.m., as Chen Ying remained unconscious, Commissar Li said, "take her off oxygen." He then hurried Chen Ying's body to the Fengrun Crematorium that same night to put her into a storage freezer.
2) Rongrong, a 4-year-old girl, has experienced several separations from her parents
Zou Farong (Rongrong) was born on November 15, 1999. Though she is only four years old, she has no mother or father around to care for her.
Both Rongrong's father Zou Songtao and her mother Zhang Yunhe were Falun Gong practitioners. Because Zou Songtao did not renounce his belief in Falun Gong, he was arrested many times before being finally sentenced to forced labor in Wangcun Village Forced Labor Camp in Zibo City, Shandong Province. Zou was eventually tortured to death on November 3, 2000. Rongrong was only 11 months old then. Rongrong's mother, Zhang Yunhe, was an accountant at TFL China Limited in Qingdao City. Because she practices Falun Gong, the company suspended her from her job. In May 2001, Zhang Yunhe was discovered to have handed out Falun Gong truth-clarification materials. To avoid arrest, she went into exile. There has been no news of her for a long time.
As a result, Rongrong has had to live with her grandparents since she was two-and-a-half years old. Rongrong's grandma could not withstand the grief of separation from her daughter and the loss of her son-in-law. She passed away in August 2001. Father, mother and grandmother, the three dearest ones to Rongrong, left her in succession.
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3) Wang Zhe, a high school student from Liaoning province, is expelled for exposing the persecution of Falun Gong
On February 18, 2004, student Wang Zhe from the No. 1 Senior High School in Changtu County, Liaoning Province clarified the truth about Falun Gong. He explained to the teachers at the school the slandering of Falun Dafa practitioners by the director of the political and education department and was subsequently expelled from school. On April 6, Wang Zhe and his mother went to the school, requesting that Wang Zhe be readmitted in accordance with the law. The school headmaster, Sun Yuhui, reported this to the police. After the report, the county's deputy party secretary and several members of the national security section arrested Wang Zhe and incarcerated him in a county detention center.
4) Zhang Yuanyuan, a 4-year-old girl, was kidnapped by police and forced to stay away from her parents
On Jan. 1, 2004, Zhang Yuanyuan was kidnapped by police officers from Tongan County, Chongqing City. Under pressure from international media, Yuanyuan was finally returned to her grandfather on Aug 26, 2004.
Zhan Yuanyuan was born on July 16, 1999. Both her father Zhang Hongxu and mother Wu Yongmei are Falun Gong practitioners. Zhang Hongxu had been detained in Xishanpin Labor Camp for two years, and was released in early 2002. However, he was forced to become destitute and homeless in order to avoid being illegally arrested from home. On December 23, 2003, police broke into their home and arrested Yuanyuan's mother Wu Yongmei in front of her. Yuanyuan was terribly horrified by this. Wu Yongmei was extremely weak after constant brutal torture in prison. Being afraid of taking responsibility for Wu's imminent death, labor camp authorities sent her back home. She demanded Yuanyuan be sent back to her. This request was rejected by the police. Finally, she was also forced to leave home, and has not been heard of since then.
In this report, a concept of "Ethoscide (genocide of spirit-conscience)" is also applied for the first time. It states that "Ethoscide is used to describe another important aspect of the persecution: destroying practitioners' spirits and corrupting people's consciences. Practitioners are forced to choose between a spiritual death and a physical death by either renouncing their belief or dying from torture. Not only China, but even foreign companies and governments have been forced to choose between conscience and self-interest when faced with the persecution of Falun Gong. The way we look at it, at the level of conscience and spirit, this kind of choice is as serious as a choice of life and death. From this aspect, we say that the breath and evil of this persecution is unprecedented in human history."
It is stated in the report, "The purpose of this report is to collect all the information that we can to reflect what has been happening to hundreds of thousands of innocent children in China. We hope, however, that this limited report will help demonstrate the severe physical and mental pain suffered by countless children in China due to the cruel persecution of their own belief or their parents' belief in Falun Gong. We hope this report can help encourage the actual rescue effort to help these children and also provide testimony for the hand of justice in the near future."
This report will be powerful evidence to expose the nature of the persecution against Falun Gong.
As it is said [this report is:],
For those who are persecuted because of the belief in "Truth Compassion and Tolerance",
For those who are deceived by lies and whose soul are poisoned by the propaganda,
For those children who are suffering from the persecution of Falun Gong in China,
Let us try our best together.
The report can be downloaded from www.globalrescue.net/gmr/public/Children_Under_Persecution_En_111104.pdf