Summary of Other Articles and News - 01/24/2002
Clarify the Truth and Offer Salvation to People
While telling people directly, "Falun Dafa is good," I once walked by an elderly man and said to him, "Please remember that Falun Dafa is good!" He smiled and nodded. I said to a young child who was playing, "Please remember that Falun Dafa is good!" He happily repeated, "Falun Dafa is good!" I said to a fruit vendor, "Please remember that Falun Dafa is good!" and the young man gave me the thumbs up sign. This is the method I use when I run into strangers and have little time to clarify the true facts.
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On January 16, 2002, Dafa practitioners' righteous thoughts suffocated the evil. As a result, the Nangang District People's Court in Changchun City was forced to terminate a public trial of 13 practitioners. The doors, windows and walls in the hallway of the court were full of posted Dafa phrases. Exclamations such as "Falun Dafa is good!" and "Unconditionally release all Dafa practitioners!" were heard one after another.
Today, 144 people solemnly declared that everything they have said, written, and done that did not conform to Dafa is completely null and void. From now on, they will firmly cultivate Dafa and redouble their efforts to make up for the losses they have caused to Dafa, keep up with the progress of Fa-rectification and become true practitioners.
A female Dafa practitioner who is an employee of Laigang Steel Group Hospital was persecuted for persisting in her cultivation. In June 2000, her work unit nullified her employment contract and expelled her from the Party. In late February 2001, she was sent to a brainwashing class. After being released, she left home and went from place to place to avoid further persecution. However, the authorities issued an arrest warrant and posted a reward for her arrest. On November 9, she was arrested and sent to the female forced labor camp in Jinan City, Shandong Province, where she has been inhumanly tortured.
A letter of appeal by Dafa practitioners detained at Hainan Female Forced Labor Camp: the camp officials cancelled shower privileges for the practitioners for several days. [Note: Hainan Province has very hot and humid weather] They also beat practitioners and don't allow them to sleep. Some practitioners were beaten so badly that they fell to the floor and could not move for a long time. Some had blood in their urine, and some were so seriously injured that they could not even walk.
On January 20, 2002, vicious policemen broke into my home while fellow practitioners and I were studying the Fa and arrested us. In the police substation, we clarified the truth to them using wisdom gained through Dafa. They were very surprised by how much an old lady from the countryside knew. Later, I stepped out of the police station openly and with dignity.
Before practicing Dafa, I had three major operations, and it was Teacher who saved me from the verge of death. The vicious persecution caused me to stop practicing, and all of my previous illnesses returned, causing me to become bedridden. Understanding what Dafa had brought to me, I let go of my fears. On December 17, 2001, I went to Tiananmen Square to clarify the truth and safeguard the Fa. I was able to return safely.
A group of Falun Dafa practitioners in Guiyang City, Guizhou Province suggested establishing "Guiyang Falun Dafa Day" on February 4, 2002. They will send forth the purest, most powerful righteous thoughts on that day at 5 am, 6 am, 7 am, 8 pm, 9 pm, and 10 pm, thoroughly eliminating the evil that persecutes Falun Dafa.
On January 16, 2002, the City of Ottawa Transportation and Transit Committee (TTC) unanimously passed a by-law exemption for Falun Gong practitioners to hang large-sized banners. The nine members highly appraised Falun Gong practitioners. Eleven media agencies covered the story and conducted interviews. The local TV stations broadcasted the interviews in primetime that evening. Many Canadians were able to see the magnificence of Falun Dafa and the utter irrationality of the evil.