A Former Criminal Changes His Ways After Practicing Dafa, But Is Imprisoned Again for Being a Good Person
(Clearwisdom.net) 37-year-old Chen Guangwu is from Yanji City, Jilin Province. After he began practicing Falun Gong, he became a kinder, more patient person and eliminated his bad habits. Yet, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) authorities still sentenced him to three years in prison. He is currently imprisoned in Gongzhuling City Prison's First Ward in Jilin Province. According to inside sources, the prison guards use all kinds of torture methods in order to try to force him to give up Falun Gong practice.
At a young age, Mr. Chen lost his father, who died after being shot. Growing up under difficult financial conditions, he started to pickpocket, but was caught and sentenced to five years imprisonment. When he was released from prison, Mr. Chen was almost disabled. His hands swelled and his fingers ulcerated. He also suffered from ossein proliferation of the lumbar and cervical regions, and coughed up blood every day. He was bedridden and hardly spoke, except when he had to eat and use the restroom.
In 1997, Mr. Chen's life changed for the better. He began practicing Falun Gong that year and found the answer to the purpose of life. His outlook on life and the world changed dramatically. Gradually, he got rid of his bad thoughts and habits, especially pickpocketing. His physical health also improved and he became more outgoing. He even started a small business selling popsicles with his mother. One time his mother unknowingly took three fake 100 yuan bills while selling popsicles. Several people told them to re-use the fake currency. Mr. Chen, however, tore up the fake money and did not even give it a second thought. His family maintained their inner tranquility even though they had lost 300 yuan.
When the Chinese Communist Party launched the inhumane persecution of Falun Gong in 1999, Mr. Chen's family urged him to give up the practice out of fear. In their hearts, however, they knew that Falun Gong was miraculous because they personally witnessed that it was Falun Gong that helped Mr. Chen become healthier and get rid of his bad habits.
In November 2001, Mr. Chen was arrested by the Beishan Police Station and inhumanely tortured. The evil policemen forcibly smashed his head against a wall. They also stomped on is face with their shoes, forced his legs apart, cuffed his hands behind his back and over his shoulder, and slapped his face. He was then sentenced to one year of forced labor because he persisted in being a good person.
After he was released, he was certain that there was nothing wrong with being a good person. At the same time he could see more clearly the evilness of the CCP and Jiang Zemin. Mr. Chen then made homemade fliers of all the torture methods that Falun Gong practitioners suffered. He handed them out to everyone he met, so as to inform them of the truth about the persecution, and to help them to no longer be deceived by the CCP.
On August 15, 2004, Mr. Chen was arrested again while posting truth-clarification materials near the Yanji City Public Security Bureau. In late 2004, the Yanji City Court held a secret trial to sentence him. Mr. Chen took this opportunity to clarify the truth of Falun Gong to all the court officials present. Without any legal grounds, the judge told him, "The higher officials have decided to sentence you to three years in prison. You can appeal if you think it is not fair."
Mr. Chen appealed the sentence but was denied a few months later. The CCP officials detained him in the Yanji City Detention Center for over a year before transferring him to Gonzhuling City Prison of Jilin Province for further persecution.
Addresses and phone numbers of perpetrators:
National Security Team of Public Security Bureau, Yanji City
Shi Dezhi, squadron commander: 86-433-2511442 (Office)
Xu Xiaofeng, captain: 86-433-2565275 (Office)
Xiao Bin, deputy captain: 86-433-2565275 (Office)
Xuan Yongshan, deputy captain
Song Heshan: 86-443-2725453 (Home)
Huang Wenzhe: 86-433-2991266, 13089307735 (Cell)
Zhang Wenzhu: 86-433-2253034 (Home)
Yanji City Procuratorate
70 Aidan Street, Yanji City
Yanji City Court
Address: 27 Juzi Street, zipcode 133000
Presiding judge's office: 86-433-2515088
Criminal division chief's office: 86-433-2567857
Criminal division: 86-433-2569065