In Memory of Huang Zhao (Photo)
(Clearwisdom.net) Huang Zhao passed away. Jiang's regime took away the life of this beautiful, kind, and peaceful young practitioner just because she persevered in her belief in "Truth-Compassion-Tolerance."
Huang Zhao was born in April 1972. She lived at No. 33 of Building No. 3, Shangzhakou, Qiaokou District, Wuhan City, Hubei Province and was an employee for the Qiaokou District Grain Administration in Wuhan City.
Ms. Huang had practiced many types of qigong exercises before she started to practice Falun Dafa. She fully understood the difficulty of finding a righteous cultivation way. In the second half of 1995, the first time she heard about Falun Gong, she eagerly borrowed the book Falun Gong (The Revised Version) from the person who told her about it. After she was given Zhuan Falun, she became even more interested in reading the book. She diligently learned and recited the teachings. By 1999 she was able to recite the whole book of Zhuan Falun. This developed her firm faith, which gave her the strength to persist even after the persecution began. During the five years of the brutal persecution, she always stayed at the front of the Fa-rectification and never yielded to the evildoers. She used her life to compose a magnificent chapter of assisting Master in Fa-rectification.
Huang Zhao deeply understood the preciousness of Dafa. Shortly after she attained the Fa she started to promote Falun Dafa. She often went from Wuhan City to her hometown in Yidu City in Hubei Province to promote and teach the Falun Dafa exercises and always used Truth-Compassion-Tolerance to guide her daily life, treat others with kindness, and freely help others numerous times. For example, she provided lodging to some people who came from the countryside to work in Wuhan City. They lived in her home for several months. She tried her best to take care of them. Her words and actions made the people around her respect Falun Dafa and Truth-Compassion-Tolerance.
After the evil persecution started in 1999, she went to Beijing in December 1999 to appeal and clarify the facts about Falun Gong to the government. At that time, police surrounded the State Council's Appeals Office. They tried all means to prevent people from entering the appeals office. With her determined righteous mind, she broke through layers of security and successfully entered the appeals office where she told the officials, "Falun Dafa is good!" However, she was illegally detained for 15 days.
After she came back from Beijing she started to distribute truth clarification materials, put up signs and hang banners. She also went back to her hometown in Yidu City to encourage fellow practitioners there to step forward to clarify the truth about the persecution. Later she went back to her hometown again to help fellow practitioners there to advance diligently.
I remember one time, before the 2000 New Year, she and I were writing signs to clarify the truth. Because I was scared, I always chose to write in areas that did not have many people, but she very calmly wrote in those areas that people could easily see. One time when she was writing the sign, I stayed by her side and told her that someone was approaching. She continued to write without even raising her head. She had studied the Fa very diligently.
In January, just before the 2001 Spring Festival, the vicious people started to arrest Falun Gong practitioners all over the country in order to prevent the Falun Gong practitioners from traveling to Beijing to appeal during the holiday. She was also arrested and was sent to the Ertouwan Brainwashing Center in the Qiaokou District.
In 2001, Huang Zhao was sent to Wuhan City's No. 1 Detention Center for producing truth clarification materials and exposing the lies about the staged Tiananmen Square Self-Immolation incident. Because she practiced Falun Dafa in the detention center, she was handcuffed and hung up for seven days and nights. Later, without a trial, she was handed a two-year forced labor sentence. The detention center officials failed twice, though, when it tried to send her to a labor camp. The first time, the vehicle that carried her to the labor camp shook badly on the way and almost turned over. The second time, she showed severe symptoms of illness and the labor camp refused to admit her. Later, she was allowed to leave the detention center on bail for medical treatment, and was again sent to a brainwashing center, where she realized the meaning of "no one will interfere with it in terms of which path you take, what you want, or what you try to get." (Lecture Three of Zhuan Falun). So she sent forth righteous thought that she would certainly be able to get out and did not accept the persecution. As expected, shortly after that, she again showed symptoms of severe illness. Her family members were told to take her home. That was the summer of 2002 and she had already been illegally detained for one year.
Toward the end of 2002, Huang Zhao married a very determined practitioner named Liu Ning. He went to Beijing many times to appeal for Falun Dafa and was illegally detained many times. At the beginning of 2001 he was sentenced to one year of forced labor. In Wuhan City's Hewan Labor Camp, Liu completely resisted the persecution and refused to do the forced labor or participate in any other activities, such as roll call. By the beginning of 2002, when he was released on bail for medical treatment, he had then almost lost vision in both eyes and was almost completely paralyzed. Huang Zhao and Liu Ning encouraged each other and worked diligently on their Fa validation path.
The evildoing persons constantly harassed them and ordered them to write the "guarantee letters" [promising not to practice Falun Gong, not to go to Beijing to appeal and no longer associate with other practitioners], and they also threatened to detain the couple again. The couple was forced to leave their home to avoid further persecution. Even under that extremely difficult situation, they still took validating Dafa and clarifying the truth as their own responsibilities. They made sure that they read three lectures of Zhuan Falun every day. They lived frugally and under extremely difficult conditions, often just having two meals each day. Occasionally, one apple was the meal.
Late in the night on April 1, 2004, the No. 1 Section Chief named Jin Zhiping in the Qiaokou District led several people to break into their rented house. They showed no legal documents and followed no legal procedures. They abducted the couple and ransacked their home. Three days later they let Liu Ning's family take Liu home, to live under house arrest. Several days later, while attempting to escape from house arrest, Liu fell and suffered a compound fracture in his legs. Shortly after that, he was arrested again when he visited his mother-in-law.
From April 4 to April 15, Huang's parents went to Qiaokou Police Department to plead for Huang's release and demanded that the police follow legal procedures. However, the police did not follow any legal procedures; neither did they give any explanations, nor did they reveal the site of her detention. On April 16, the police informed Huang's family that Huang Zhao died on the morning of April 16 in Wuhan City No. 1 Hospital.
It had been only 15 days since her arrest that she died. After her death, the police did not permit examination of her remains or allow her family to see her body. The details about Huang Zhao's death still need further investigation.
Huang Zhao's father is a handicapped war veteran. Now his gentle daughter has died in police custody for believing in Truth-Compassion-Tolerance. Besides her parents and brothers, Huang Zhao's 80-year-old grandmother is also in the home. It is disheartening to see these three seniors devastated by the death of their young kin.
After Huang Zhao was murdered, the police department assigned many plain-clothed police to monitor the family's home. They checked and interrogated the passersby. The police department also sent a person to stay in the family's home. They also spread rumors that Huang had committed suicide. The police did not allow their relatives to come to offer their condolences. Their home phone is tapped. The police department also sends the police and people and officials from the neighborhood to take turns visiting their home to apply persuasion tactics so as to cover up the crimes. Huang Zhao's relatives and friends are sorrowful and indignant. They brought in a floral wreath and put it outside the building where the family's home is. In the middle of the wreath was the word "Injustice" in large characters. Having a guilty conscience, the vile persons went so far as to remove the word "Injustice."
Wuhan City Police Department No. 1 Section, 86-27-85395240
April 27, 2004