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I Am a Falun Dafa Practitioner; I Cannot Give in to Evilness

March 28, 2001 |  

Because I practice Falun Dafa, I was dismissed from my workplace on August 1, 2000. Since then the harassment has yet to cease.

On the evening of December 13, 2000, after my family and I had gone to sleep, there was a knock at the door. Staff from the residential administrative office came to ask whether I practiced Falun Gong. When I answered yes, they took me away to the police sub-station and detained me there for one night without any legal procedure. They asked me to write a guarantee to give up practicing Falun Gong, which I refused. Then they transferred me to the residential administrative office; three days later I was sent to a transformation and study class organized by the local district government. I was detained with over 12 Falun Dafa practitioners. Several were middle school teachers that were in the middle of teaching class when school staff came to notify them some officials wanted to see them; they were then taken to this transformation class. Every one of us was required to hand in 3,000 Yuan RMB (roughly 6 months' income of an average worker in China) and "study" for one month until we wrote a guarantee not to practice Falun Gong anymore. In this class, a monitor was assigned to each Falun Dafa practitioner; even when we ate, used the washroom, or slept, we were watched. We completely lost our personal freedom. Because such detention was illegal, we went on a hunger strike to demand unconditional release. They were afraid of my taking the lead, so they transferred me to the Xiaobali Transformation School in Fengrun County; this school was notorious for its evilness. The first day there, the staff told me to go to their office and several of them kicked and beat me.

On the afternoon of February 20, 2001, I was told to go to the assistance and education classroom. They warned me that I was not allowed to memorize Master Li's articles in the future and I refused. Assistant Zhou Qiusheng twisted my two arms behind my back and tied them up with rope. I was then pushed to the ground, and they pulled the rope that tied my arms; the rope became tighter and tighter. I was forcibly pulled up from the ground and tied to the back of a chair. Assistant Wang Lihua tied up and lifted my feet. He twisted my body at a 90-degree angle to the right. He took off my shoes and fiercely hit my feet with a wooden board. He asked me while he continued to beat me, "You are not allowed to memorize Master Li's articles, will you agree?" When they saw I didn't agree, they continued hitting my feet. At this time the Principal Wang Aicheng came in. He shouted, "Beat, try your best to beat her. It is all right as long as she is not beaten to death. If she still refuses, let's pry her mouth open or burn her with a searing iron hook." Then he walked towards me and heavily pressed down my shoulders. My two arms supported all the weight, and after some time it felt like they were paralyzed. I endured sharp pain and said to them, "Do you have any human nature? You treat a female with such brutal means. What crime is it for us to try to be good people? Can force change people's minds?" "You are still arguing." Wang Lihua said as he began to slap my face with a wooden board. At that time, I only had one thought, "I am a Falun Dafa practitioner; I cannot give in to evilness." I closed my eyes and didn't know how many times he slapped me.

For over 10 days I dared not move my left arm. Even now my arms ache on exertion. Several Falun Dafa practitioners after me experienced similar torture, and some even lost consciousness. The evil ones are in a desperate struggle. They appear to be more and more vicious, but the genuine Falun Dafa practitioners' hearts become more and more determined. Evil will certainly be eliminated!

A Falun Dafa practitioner from China

March 19, 2001