A Different Father's Day (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) Father's Day comes, but for Danielle Wang her Father's Day is blank, her letters and gifts to her father are unable to reach him. Her father has been incarcerated in a prison in China, oceans apart for eight years. But since his incarceration Father's Day has never be the same. Danielle decided to come forward to rescue her father, and today she stood in front of the Texas State Government Building to hold a press conference, another step forward in rescuing her father from prison. For Danielle, the best present for her father is to rescue him from prison and be reunited with her overseas.
Danielle Wang hold press conference in front of Texas State Government Building and calls for the rescue of her father, Mr. Wang Zhiwen, who was illegally sentenced by the CCP for practicing Falun Gong
People show concern about her father's plight, and express sympathy and support
Danielle's father, Mr. Wang Zhiwen, was dragged away from home by the police on July 20 eight years ago. That was at the beginning of the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) brutal persecution of Falun Gong. Danielle had moved to the U.S. a year earlier with her mother. Since that time, she has not seen her father. Again she heard the news of her father on TV. CNN reported that Wang Zhiwen was sentenced to 16 years in prison.
Wang Zhiwen had not committed any crime, but had firmly practiced Falun Gong, so the CCP took him as the backbone of Falun Gong, and sentenced him to 16 years in prison. In Danielle's memory, her father was a very good person. In her young mind, she did not understand why a good person would be imprisoned. In order to learn more about Falun Gong, Danielle also started practicing Falun Gong with a genuine heart. Gradually, she understood that the practice her father practices cultivates Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, and has great benefit to humanity and society. She understood the significance of what her father had done, and that he should not be imprisoned.
Her time in the U.S. has been the most important period of time in Danielle's life. After graduating from high school, Danielle was admitted to a university, and after completing her university education, she began working. She experienced all of this without her father's care and love. Danielle misses her father day and night, looking forward to days when she and her father will be reunited. These past years for her have been difficult and harrowing, but she knows that her father is suffering even more than she while in prison, and that kind of endurance is hard for others to understand.
In the hot June sun in front of the Texas State Government Building, Danielle made a solemn appeal, demanding that the CCP immediately release her father, and asking people to lend a helping hand to stop the persecution. Many of Danielle's friends came to offer their encouragement. Some were Falun Gong practitioners from Austin, Houston and Dallas. Passersby and visitors learned about Danielle's story, they all expressed their sympathy and signed a signature collection book to express their support for her to rescue her father and stop the persecution.
Danielle believes that when more and more people learn about the truth, they will see clearly the CCP's brutal nature and choose to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. Her father and countless other illegally detained Falun Gong practitioners will soon breathe fresh air. The day will soon come.