(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Liu Guihua is a housewife. Before she practiced Falun Dafa, she was very weak and suffered from many illnesses including back trouble and migraines. Sometimes the pain was so great that she wouldn't be able to get out of bed, and neither could she shift her position . She also had a very large tumor in her abdomen, making her look like she was five or six months pregnant. She often cried because of her misfortune and the pain that she endured. She had many questions about life that led her to investigate Buddhism, Christianity and numerous kinds of Qigong.

She was introduced to Falun Dafa in 1996. Through Dafa, she began to understand the true meaning of life, and miraculously the tumor in her abdomen began to shrink and ultimately disappear. She showed symptoms of a miscarriage: she bled for nine days, and at the end, her body eliminated a bloody clot shaped like a turnip. Afterward, for the first time, she finally experienced a body free from illness. She has been very grateful to Master Li and Dafa.

On July 20, 1999, Jiang and his cronies began to viciously persecute Falun Dafa. They used state media, radio stations, TV stations, etc. to slander Dafa and practitioners. Ultimately, they banned such an upright cultivation practice. Ms. Liu Guihua wept in her heart, and so she decided to go to Beijing to appeal for Falun Dafa.

Before the Chinese New Year in January 2000, Ms. Liu Guihua took a train to Beijing to go to Tiananmen Square. When she arrived, she saw someone practicing the exercises. She was about to join them, but she was immediately arrested and forced into a white police car. Several other Northeastern Chinese practitioners were already in the police car, they were all detained at Tiananmen Police Department, along with other practitioners from all over the country. There were workers, farmers, college students, some were sixty and seventy year old elders, and some were children. They were all quietly reciting Lunyu. When the police did body searches, they found a girl carrying Zhuan Falun and they wanted to confiscate it. Everyone tried to stop the police and tell them the truth about the persecution, but the police wouldn't listen.

Two hours later, Ms. Liu Guihua was picked up by her local liaison office in Beijing. She was detained for 7 days there before she was sent back to her regional city on Chinese New Year's eve. The police wouldn't let her go home. Instead, on a false charge, she was locked up in the smoking cessation section of Jinchang City Rehab Center in Gansu Province. The police tried to hold a brainwashing class, but everyone went on a hunger strike to resist attending the class. So all of the Falun Gong detainees were forced to run, repeat slogans, and run military drills (a common way to torture prisoners in China). Ms. Liu was detained there for 15 days. She was not released until her family paid the rehab center for her "living expenses."

On January 2, 2001, Binghe Road Police Station in Jinchang City deceived her and took her into custody. At that time, she was wearing a light layer of clothing and a pair of slippers. She was then detained at Jinchang Detention Center with several other practitioners. Three days later she was taken to Pingantai Force Labor Camp in Gansu Province and was assigned under Seventh Section where she continued to be persecuted. She was forced to get her hair cut, to recite the "rules of prisoners", to do heavy duty work, to say the slogans while working, to line up and sing slanderous songs, she was even forced to sing when she lined up for meals. Each practitioner was followed by two personal cangues (1). Practitioners were followed even when they used the restroom, and were not allowed to talk to each other. During the day, they were forced to work... at night, they were forced to to recite the "rules of prisoners" until midnight. If anyone refused, he or she would be punished by being forced to stand all night. They were also forced to watch tapes that slandered Falun Dafa. Each week, they had to detail. And, they had a monthly exam and a weekly conference.

The police learned many torture methods from authorities at the notorious Masanjia Forced Labor Camp. They ordered the prisoners to curse or beat up practitioners. Ms. Liu had her hands handcuffed behind her back and her whole body was strung up with a rope attaching the handcuffs to the steel bars which covered the windows. Her toes barely touched the ground and police yelled and cursed at her. After a period of time, a cyst developed on her right thumb , she was taken to the hospital to have an operation to release the pus. Even so, after she was returned to the camp, she was still forced to do heavy labor. She continues to have numbness in both her thumbs. Ms. Liu, in attempts to resist the persecution, used to cry out "Falun Dafa is good!" and she went outside to meditate with other practitioners during meal time. She was not released until October 2001.

On April 15, 2004, Ms. Liu Guihua was arrested at a practitioner's home by Ma Yongguo (male) and other police officers. They were from Jinchang City State Security Division, Police Departments and Binghe Road Police Station. When asked to open the door, the police lied saying that they came to repair the heater, but when the door opened, the practitioners saw officer Chen Jinjin (female) from State Security Division and other police. The police tried to push Ms. Liu into the car, she resisted and cried out "Falun Dafa is good!" An officer of the police department, Li Jianqing(female), immediately beat her to the ground, causing a hematoma on her head. Then they dragged her to the police department to take a so-called "written statement" from her. The next day, without any warrants, the police broke into her house using a hammer, and ransacked her home and leaving a big mess. They took away all the Falun Gong books and VCDs. Later on, Ms. Liu Guihua was taken to the Detention Center. They tried to force a confession out of her again and again. Within ten days, she was tortured so badly that she had difficulty breathing and she vomited blood. She was taken to Bazhi Hospital. On the way there, she kept crying "Falun Dafa is good!" and telling people the truth about Falun Gong. The police had no option but to drag her back to the Detention Center. They released her after they extorted two thousand dollars from her family.

There are still many good people like Ms. Liu Guihua in Jinchang City, being persecuted simply because they practice Falun Dafa.

(1) "Personal cangues" Someone designated to closely monitor and effect change in the behavior of practitioners.