Mother in Labor Camp, Father Persecuted to Death
(Clearwisdom.net) The police from the Public Security Bureau in Shenyang City illegally detained practitioner Mrs. Zu Liming at 10 p.m. on May 23, 2006. The authorities sentenced her to two years of forced labor and sent her to the notorious Masanjia Forced Labor Camp. Her young son Miao Yumeng is now at home, all alone. His father Miao Qisheng was persecuted to death in May 2002.
Mr. Miao Qisheng used to work at a printing press for the Political Committee in Shenyang City. He began to practice Falun Gong in 1994 and was in charge of materials at the Falun Gong General Assistance Center of Shenyang. He was also the former head of the Huanggu District Falun Gong Assistance Center. He was viewed as a great person in his workplace. He was arrested in October 1999 and held in a detention center in Shenyang, where he was brutally persecuted. In March 2000, the Middle Court in Shenyang City secretly sentenced him to two years of forced labor, but he was actually held for two and a half years.
On May 14, 2002, a group of police from Xianggong Police Station in the Huanggu District broke into Mr. Miao's home. Mr. Miao had just been released from the labor camp, but they took him away. They brutally tortured him. They fractured both his arms in the police station and later beat him to death. He was only 39 years old. The police later had a meeting to block information regarding his death and claimed that he had committed suicide by jumping off of a building. His ten-year-old son Mengmeng lost his beloved father forever.
Mengmeng's mother, Ms. Zu Liming, was an architecture budgeting accountant. She was arrested and tortured numerous times for practicing Falun Gong. In April 2001, she was secretly arrested and sentenced to forced labor. Mengmeng was then left behind in the care of his relatives.
What Mengmeng has experienced in the last seven years is beyond imagining for a child his age. The emotional trauma has been terrible. From being homeless to having a broken family, there were only few days he spent with both of his parents, and the happy times they spent together are only a memory. Mengmeng has suffered tremendous pressure from the CCP's brutal persecution against Falun Gong and it has made him even more withdrawn.