(Clearwisdom.net) In January 2000, one of my relatives, an officer from the Fuzhou Military District in Fujian Province, came home for a visit. Two days after arriving, he received a telegram from the military unit ordering him back to the Fuzhou Military District at once. First, he thought it was a military emergency. After returning, however, he attended a meeting in which Jiang Zemin's secret instructions on persecuting Falun Gong practitioners in the military were conveyed: "Military personnel are strictly forbidden from practicing Falun Gong, and anyone caught disobeying this order can be executed by firearms. It is not required that the execution be reported to higher levels." Later when a friend of mine heard this, he could not believe it, exclaiming, "Without any military discipline or law, how can they just execute people like that!" My relative then replied, "This is very real. Our division began preparing for the emergency in July, and we were ready to go to Beijing and arrest Falun Gong practitioners at any time. During that period, people who were on vacation or working elsewhere had to return right away. A division commander from the Fuzhou Military District even left the military, returning to his hometown this year because he practiced Falun Gong. He would rather give up his position of division commander than abandon his practice."

A young officer from the Lanzhou Military District in Gansu Province told me about how he became a victim of the persecution because his wife practiced Falun Gong. In the beginning of 2000, armed troops from the Lanzhou Military District went from door to door to search for Falun Gong practitioners. The soldiers were everywhere, blocking entrances and streets, and the situation seemed quite dangerous. Later, I found out that just because some Falun Dafa truth clarifying materials were discovered in the office and residence buildings of the armed forces members, the commander gave an order: "Confiscate all of the Falun Gong materials. Catch the persons who had left the Falun Gong materials in those buildings and shoot them when they are caught." In the end, they failed to catch anybody.

The persecution of Falun Gong is carried out in every profession. People who suffer from the persecution include members of the military, farmers, workers, cadres, intellectuals, the elderly, women, children and even babies.