My entire family practices Falun Dafa including my mother, my sister Wang Jiqin, and my husband Gu Shengxue. When I was a child, we were not a happy family. Our difficulties caused mom to be constantly in a bad mood with a quick temper. But since 1998 after mom and my sister began practicing Falun Dafa, there has been a fundamental change in our family. My bedridden sister was totally free from her illness and mom became a kind and warm person with a nice temper. Seeing mom's great change, I began practicing Falun Dafa too in 1999. I then married someone who also practices. Thus, our family started to live in a happy and peaceful atmosphere.
But the sudden, unjustified suppression of Falun Dafa has caused our family to suffer greatly. In our hearts we know that Falun Dafa is good. Just for stating this truth, my family is being cruelly persecuted by the Jiang regime. My husband, sister, mother and I have been unduly detained and jailed several times; the police deny our right to practice Falun Gong and frequently search our house for Dafa books in addition to issuing unreasonable fines of 200 Yuan [the monthly salary for an average Chinese urban worker is about 500 Yuan] many times. Under this type of heavy pressure, we were firm in practicing and even went to peacefully appeal. So we ended up being accused of "disturbing the social stability" and were sent without any legal procedure to so-called "education through labor." In the forced labor camp, the guards and drug addicts under command of the camp instructor constantly beat my husband. They used electric batons, Langya batons [baton mounted with sharp steel corners] and other instruments to torture him. They also applied other means to beat him, trying to force him to betray his belief in "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance." They did things such as not allowing him to sleep or take showers, forcing him to read slanderous literature against Dafa, overloading him with forced labor, and locking him up in a small cell [The detainee is individually locked up in a very small cell. The guards handcuff practitioners behind their backs in a fixed position, in which the practitioners can neither move nor lie down. The small cell is very damp and no sunshine comes in. Detainees have to urinate and defecate in the cell]. Since they could not shake his firm belief, they did not release my husband, but kept arbitrarily extending his detention. My husband went through two full years of physical and mental torture at Chongqing City's Xishan Forced Labor Camp. A few months after he came home, the police secretly kidnapped my husband. He is now being detained at Chongqing Jijiang County Jail. I worry very much about his situation.
My sister, Ms. Wang Jiqin, was beaten brutally by drug addicts at the camp. In the name of "treatment," camp officer Wang Ming let those drug addicts inject some unknown substances into her that caused her to faint. Later, to shake off their responsibility, they sent my half-dead sister home. Due to the severe damage to her health by Chongqing City's Maojiashan Forced Labor Camp, my sister was beyond remedy and she became bedridden. Finally on September 23, 2002, after months of painful suffering, she passed away and left her 5-year-old son without a mother. My mother is now under house arrest. Police asked seven or eight people who were misled by their lies to monitor her. They locked the front door of our house from the outside so as to prevent my parents from leaving. My father is not a practitioner and is seriously ill, yet even he is being persecuted in this inhuman way! The police try to hurt me and have been searching everywhere for me, forcing me to become homeless to avoid further persecution.
Jiang and his associates' persecution of Falun Gong has caused so many formerly happy families to be torn apart!