No Reunion for Falun Gong Practitioner's Family
(Clearwisdom.net) The Mid-Autumn Festival is a holiday for family reunions, however thousands of Falun Gong practitioners cannot be with their families. One of them is Mr. Han Meicheng, who worked at Demian Ltd. Inc. in Dezhou City, Shandong Province.
Han Meicheng's wife and eight-year-old son are now home alone. While other families enjoyed family reunions, all they could do was sadly look towards the Wangcun Forced Labor Camp in Zibo, about 160 miles away. The backbone of their family - Han Meicheng, is suffering from brutal persecution in that labor camp.
Mr. Han's wife is a teacher. On Saturday, September 1, 2007 all elementary students carried new school bags and returned to school for the first day of a new semester. However, this day was a "black Saturday" to Dafa practitioner Han Meicheng's family. They are not willing to recall that day at all.
Early that morning, Han Meicheng's wife and son went to work and school. That night, when his son arrived at home, he saw six or seven police officers, with his father handcuffed. There was a big mess in their home. Unbelievably, the policemen asked the eight-year-old child to lead them to search the storage room downstairs. Since school was out for the day, many kids came over to see what was happening. Some sensible kids saw the situation and closed the door to the storage room quickly. Finally, Han Meicheng was taken away by the police, leaving his son crying desperately. Mr. Han's wife had much work to do that day and returned home later. Even now, Han Meicheng's family members and friends dare not talk with Han's son about what happened that day. They are afraid to deepen his memory of that day and bring more harm to his mind.
Mr. Han Meicheng is a good person, praised by his relatives, friends, colleagues and neighbors. He showed kindness and clarified the facts about the persecution of Falun Gong to people. However, some evil persons from Yuanqiao Village, Dezhou Economic Development District reported him, and the police from Yuanqiao Police Station took him away. That night, Han was sent to the Dezhou City Detention Center. The authorities clearly knew their deeds were unpopular. They did not give Han Meicheng and his family any chance to speak up. Without any legal procedure, within just five days, Director Fan Suyun from the Dezhou Development District Police Department personally decided to sentence Han Meicheng to a year and a half of forced labor. The police took 5000 yuan in cash, a laptop computer, a CD burner, a USB drive, and an MP3 player from Han's home, as well as about 100 yuan in cash and a cellphone that Han carried with him.
The police also created difficulties for Han's family members. They said they would return the motorcycle they confiscated as well as all the keys to the motorcycle, an electrical vehicle, Han's home and Han's office. They ordered Han's wife to come to the police station and coerced her into signing a notification of forced labor document. Originally they said they would return the motorcycle and the keys as long as Han's wife signed the document. However, they started to search for excuses after she signed the document. Finally, under Han's family members' just and severe questioning, the police had to return the motorcycle and the keys. But the cellphone and cash were never returned. At 5:00 a.m. on September 11, 2007, Han Meicheng was secretly sent to the Wangcun Forced Labor Camp in Zibo City.
Before practicing Falun Dafa, Mr. Han Meicheng had faced frustrating obstacles. When he was in school, he was once on the verge of mental collapse because he had heavy burdens on his mind. Later, after he began work and was married, his mental condition recurred at irregular intervals. When it did, he had thoughts of committing suicide. At the same time, he felt sick and had a lump in his lower abdomen. He also had a very bad temper. He fought with others even over trivial things.
Mr. Han started practicing Falun Gong in 1997. He subsequently experienced a complete change in his health and personality. The cosmic principles of "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance" gave him a new life. The problems in his mind that bothered him deeply ended, and he saw magical changes in his body. Before practicing Falun Gong, small rice-like bumps covered his skin, which was called "chicken skin." After practicing Falun Gong, his skin gradually became fine and smooth and all the bumps disappeared. He cultivated his xinxing and treated everyone around him with "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance." At his job, he was always glad to be on duty at the factory during every Chinese New Year's Eve, when the factory needed people to work during the holidays. We all know that the Chinese New Year's Eve is a time for family reunions. Every person hopes to be with his family during that time. Han Meicheng worked during that time, without complaint. According to policy, the factory arranged for him to visit Beitaihe. He gave this opportunity to others without any hesitation. Similar things happened many times. When the police went to the factory to investigate him, all the feedback was that Han Meicheng was a good person. However, the police ignored all of it and persecuted this good person.
The Chinese traditional Mid-autumn Festival is near. When other families celebrate their family reunions, Han Meicheng has no way to be with his loving son and virtuous wife. His sensitive son said, "I really hope my dad can play chess with me," when he could not hold back thinking of his father. Han Meicheng's mother seemed to age considerably during one night out of grief, after her son was sent to a forced labor camp. She is distracted and cries every day. Now Han Meicheng's wife takes care of their son alone and keeps working. She and her son firmly believe that Han is innocent, that the truth will come out and that the evil will be eliminated in the light of justice.