(Clearwisdom.net) Because I had heart disease, I started to practice Falun Gong. On September 28, 2006, up to six policemen from Xiangyang Police Station broke into my home with the excuse of checking for registered permanent residents. Then they began to search. They took two copies of Zhuan Falun, said that I practiced Falun Gong, and dragged me into a police car.

I said that I practiced Falun Gong because I had heart disease and it was Falun Gong that saved my life. They did not listen to me and took me to a hospital against my will. They did not check my heart. Instead they sent me to check if I was pregnant. I was over 50 years old: how could I be pregnant? The police then took me to a detention center. After two days I was illegally taken to a forced labor camp.

At the forced labor camp I was given corn buns to eat. All the food there was of poor quality and everyone who ate the buns got diarrhea. I had to do hard labor everyday. If I did not read the regulations, the guards would beat me. Dafa disciples could not say they practiced Falun Gong. If you said you practiced Falun Gong, you would be beaten.

Guard Liu Yadong tied a practitioner to a bed and didn't allow her to go to sleep for a week. Another practitioner that refused to read the regulations was handcuffed by guard Gao Jie and had her chest bruised.

I was illegally sentenced to forced labor, and my family members were greatly hurt. They suffered mentally from the huge pressure. The police station extorted a large amount of money from my family. If they did not pay up, I would not be released. My family was busy trying to borrow money everyday that some of them could not go to work, and everyone became uneasy and anxious. This is a true portrayal of how the CCP persecutes ordinary people.

April 20, 2008