My Teenage Son Became Withdrawn Due to the Persecution I Suffered for Practicing Falun Gong
(Clearwisdom.net) To save sentient beings, Falun Gong practitioners have suffered from tremendous tribulations that were unimaginable. Their family members have also endured great ordeals. Sentient beings, please cherish the truth of Falun Gong around you.
My son has been an excellent child since he was very little. He was so cute and enthusiastic, and he even won the championship of a local chess game. He has also passed the entrance examinations of the prestigious middle schools. Right now, he is not yet 17 years old. However, he has been more and more silent, eccentric and unusual, and his school grades have dropped rapidly. What's the reason for him to change like this?
This is mainly due to my being cruelly persecuted as a Falun Gong practitioner by the evil CCP.
I used to be a middle school teacher. My husband has had a successful career after he graduated from a famous university. I started practicing Falun Gong in 1998, and I benefited mentally and physically from practicing. At that time, my home was full of warmth and compassion, and my son was so smart and healthy.
However, since July 1999, when the evil CCP began to persecute Falun Gong, I have been illegally arrested for a total of 5 times and illegally detained for a total of 523 days. The unlawful CCP officials from my local community, my local police station and 610 Office have broken into my house and searched my home without a warrant twice and have confiscated my personal belongings. They have kept harassing me since then. Under such a cruel environment, the childhood of my son that should have been bright and colorful, has been totally ruined by the evil persecution.
In August 2000, I was illegally detained at the Lianhua Village Detention Center. There, I was persecuted by the guards with the cruel torture called the "Dragon Holds the Column." The skin of my heel decayed so much that my leg muscles were exposed. It caused great pain for me. In order to exert more cruel persecution on me, the police transferred me to three different detention centers. As a result, all my family members were seriously worried about me. At that time, my son was less than 9 years old. Once, more than 20 unlawful policemen broke into my house without a warrant to arrest me, my son was so frightened that he didn't dare to raise his head to look at them, and the only thing he could do was to follow his grandma closely, holding her shirt tightly. Upon seeing this, the head of the policemen said shamelessly, "Well, there's something wrong with this kid."
In 2004, my son passed the entrance exams for two prestigious middle schools, and he chose to attend one of them. At the end of the first semester, he achieved excellent grades and he was sixth place in the class. His teachers also kept saying that he was really excellent. I sincerely clarified the truth about Falun Gong and the truths of my being persecuted to them. However, to my surprise, someone secretly reported me to the Security Department of my son's school. As a result, at the very beginning of the second semester, the Administration Department of the school exerted great pressure on my son and they treated my son in a very different way. From then on, my son has been in low spirits, and his school grades have also dropped. When my husband asked him about the reason why he behaved like that, my son just said nothing and kept silent. Even now, his father does not know the reason behind that. My precious child had suffered too much from the sense of being wronged, depression and unfairness for a very long period.
On September 17, 2007, on the day that my son had began a new life with confidence, in a famous senior high school, I was illegally arrested again for the fifth time. At that time, the unlawful policemen from the Baiguolin Police Substation and agents from the State Security Department of the Jinniu Police Station of Chengdu City, Sichuan Province illegally arrested my husband first and they took away 8,300 yuan cash from him. They also took off his leather belt, held his arms and forced him to open our home's door. After opening the door, seven or eight policemen immediately broke into my home and twisted my arms behind my back just in front of my husband. After that, they left me handcuffed and pushed me against the wall, and forcefully took photos of me by violently grabbing me by the hair. My husband couldn't stop himself from crying upon seeing all of this. Then they also took my husband to the Police Substation. Meanwhile, it took them almost two hours to search my home without a warrant and confiscate my private property. They took away a total of 140,000 yuan cash, my son's computer, reading machines, tape recorder, MP4 player , MP3 player, printer and even a bed sheet and cushions.
On that evening, after my son was returning from his school, in order to not disturb him, my husband said to him that his mother had something important to do and went out for a few days. A few days later, my husband had to tell the truth to him. My son responded, "Well, on the evening that mom had gone, I already knew that she'd been taken away again, since all of our valuable belongings had disappeared."
I had been illegally detained in the Jinniu Brainwashing Center for one and a half months. During that time, I lost more than 20 pounds. The cruel torture they used on me resulted in a heart attack and my hair turned white and gray and much of it fell out, so I was released due to my serious condition. Only one month before I was illegally arrested, a Falun Gong practitioner, Ms. Min Huang, a former Deputy Director from the Chengdu City Rural Area Enterprises Bureau, had just been persecuted to death. Therefore, my family members worried about me very much. My husband was scared and worried about me every day. Sometimes when he was watching TV, he would break into tears. Sometimes when he felt so pained, he even scratched his face. All the worrying, fear and depression almost gave my husband a breakdown. What would be my son's suffering from my persecution?
I happened to attend a midterm parent-teacher conference in my son's middle school after I was released from the illegal detention. When the homeroom teacher of my son kept asking about my situation, I told her that I was illegally arrested again due to my practicing Falun Gong and believing in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I never realized that from then on, my son had become more and more despondent and slackened. He explained nothing until the end of that semester, "Mom, how can I go on after you told other people around me that you are practicing Falun Gong? My teachers' attitude toward me was always insulting me." He lived in such a cruel environment. I didn't know how he could endure that day after day. It's no surprise that he became so unhappy and worried without a little bit of joy.
When my son was 9 years old, once he went with me to Beijing. In the middle of our journey, unfortunately we were arrested at Zhengzhou Railway Station. The unlawful policemen took away 700 yuan cash from me, with only 300 yuan left for my mother and son. My son couldn't do anything to help me and watched my father and myself being taken away in front of his eyes. Later on, he and my mother arrived in Beijing through their hard effort, however, they didn't have enough money to return home.
When my son was 10 years old, he went to the detention center to visit me. Since I refused to give up my belief in Falun Gong, the atrocious policemen shouted at me in such a crazy way that my son was so scared and he dared not to visit me again.
For 9 years, under such heavy stress, my son has worried about his mom being persecuted all this time while he was struggling to deal with his heavy school burden. He has also suffered from the indifference and discrimination from his own teacher and school. What great pain for him to face every day! For a period of time, his hair had even begun to turn gray!