Solemn Declarations by Falun Gong Practitioners
I obtained the Fa in November 1996. Within the first two months I quit my bad habits of smoking, drinking and gambling. Falun Dafa allowed me to understand the meaning of life, and the characteristics of good and bad people. On October 2, 2001, six officers barged through my door and said that the 610 Office wants to search my home. I asked them, "What law did I disobey?" They replied it was because I practiced Falun Gong. When I saw that they were taking away Dafa books and materials, I stepped forward to stop them. All six of them pushed me down to the ground and handcuffed me, then dragged me into their car. When I arrived at the 610 Office, they shackled my feet and began to torture me.
Using four men, with two on each side, they slipped a metal rod through my handcuffs and picked me up. The handcuffs sliced into my wrists, and while beating me on the shoulders with a club, they also put a metal pole on my legs. With two men on each side they stood on it and rolled it back and forth on my legs. The next day my arms, legs, and shoulders were swollen and had turned black, and it was very difficult to walk. They then made me sit on the floor, and they handcuffed me with two arms hugging my knees. They placed a metal pole in the curve of my legs, so that I was unable to stand up, and was forced to sit in one position without moving. That day, they told me that if I did not cooperate, they would throw me out of the window and call it a suicide.
It was also said that they had received orders from the higher authorities declaring that if a Falun Gong practitioner is beaten to death it is counted as a suicide. The same afternoon they confiscated the 100 yuan in cash that I had with me. Because of my attachments, I signed the "Guarantee Statement" against my better judgment. Sixteen days later, the 610 Office demanded 5,000 yuan, the detention center wanted 320 yuan, and the brainwashing center demanded a 600 yuan fee for my stay. They refused to give me receipts after extorting me and taking my money.
After returning home I often cried and was unable to forgive myself when I thought about the steadfastness of our fellow practitioners in prison. Teacher is compassionate, waiting for practitioners such as I who've fallen behind. We should climb back up when we fall and not hesitate. I will come back into Fa rectification and complete the three requirements (study the Fa, clarify the facts, and send righteous thoughts) for Falun Gong practitioners to make up for the mistakes I've made. I now solemnly declare that the "Guarantee Statement" I signed is null and void.
Deng Jianwu October 12, 2004
I happily obtained the Fa in 1998. After beginning cultivation, I recovered from high blood pressure, eye problems, and dysentery. I've worn glasses for over 10 years, and within 40 days of cultivating I was able to go without. My gray hair began to turn dark again. Falun Dafa is indeed magical! I no longer look like I'm 60 years old.
In 2001, someone betrayed our experience-sharing meeting, and police forced their way into my house to capture me. I was persecuted in the detention center for a month, then transferred to a brainwashing center for two months, and was forced to pay a fee of 200 yuan. At the time, because of my attachment to fear and [other] emotions I signed the "Three Statements." I was released from the brainwashing center only after a family member signed a document declaring that I will give up cultivation. Through studying the Fa I understood that I must not cooperate with the evildoers, and made up my mind to re-join Fa rectification.
Subsequently I was constantly harassed by persons from the police stations. I refused to cooperate with them and insisted upon clarifying the truth to them. One time they filled out a form declaring my giving up Falun Gong and ordered me to sign it. I refuse to do so. They would not leave me until a member of my family put down their signature.
I solemnly declare that all the things I've said and written in any circumstances that disrespected Teacher and Dafa under the pressure of Jiang's regime, including those signatures done by my relatives, are now void. I will diligently complete the three tasks (study the Fa, explain the facts, and send righteous thoughts) that Teacher requires of us, and dive back into the mighty current of Fa rectification, offering salvation to people.
Wang Peisen September 20, 2004