Summary of Other Articles and News - 10/18/2003
Facts of Persecution
1) A group of "6-10" officers recently spent several months in Huaiyang County, Henan Province, increasing the intensity of the Falun Gong persecution in that region. After a brief hiatus, this group returned to Huayin County, hoping to recruit citizens from every level of society to collaborate with them in persecuting Falun Gong practitioners there. In August, three Dafa practitioners, including Xiu Wei from Beiguan, were sent to the Xuchang Forced Labor Camp. On September 30, twelve Dafa practitioners from Longquanzhuang in Zhuji Village were abducted and imprisoned in the County Detention Center.
2) Weibei Forced Labor Farm in Weifang City, Shandong Province, used extremely vicious means to persecute Dafa practitioners in an effort to "transform" practitioners. There were two types of "transformation"-transformation by violence and transformation by "education." To achieve the so-called "transformation by education," practitioners who did not sign the "three guarantees" letter (guaranteeing that they would not practice Falun Gong nor associate with practitioners) were only allowed to sleep for three to five hours each night. If they withstood this, then they were deprived of sleep entirely. The vicious prison guards distorted and slandered the Fa on a daily basis to try to confuse and deceive the practitioners. Transformation by violence was an attempt to transform practitioners by violence. Brutal beatings, electric shock, confinement in small cells and forcing practitioners to squat in painful postures for long periods were some of the methods used.
Practitioners Exchange Insights
Our discussions among practitioners about how to totally expose the evil acts that Jiang Zemin has committed:
Once when I was clarifying the truth I suddenly realized that Jiang Zemin is the ultimate embodiment of all the evil ever done by all of the tyrants everywhere and through all time. Jiang's extermination policy against Dafa and Dafa practitioners, the mass public burning of Dafa books, the brutal torture, the tracking and censoring software for all broadband internet users, the media blockade, and creating the "self-immolation in Tiananmen Square" show, etc. The vicious crimes that Jiang has committed exceed all of those done by every tyrant in history from ancient times to today because Jiang has directly targeted and tried to eradicate the basis for mankind's morality and goodness.
All of the evils done by every tyrant in history were arranged by the old forces and all of this viciousness was also collected by the old forces to use to test Dafa today. We have to expose the old forces' destructive arrangements in order to let people realize more clearly about the old forces and about how evil and inhuman Jiang is, so that we can deny and even eliminate them with our righteous thoughts.
1) New practitioners in China: The ailment that plagued me for many years disappeared! I am 53 years old. Before I obtained Dafa in 2002, I used to suffer from hypertension, cardiovascular disease, atherosclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, glaucoma, and chronic headache; I could hardly walk. I suffered so much from those ailments I thought I would like to end my miserable life. In 2002, some of my friends who practice Falun Gong told me that practicing Falun Dafa might be my only way to get healthy. I was a little afraid because of the persecution, but in order to heal my diseases I started to practice at home secretly. After reading Zhuan Falun and doing the exercises my chronic ailments disappeared. Since then my family became very happy. However, such a great universal Fa has been suffering under the brutal suppression by Jiang and his hoodlum group. I strongly request that all of the governments and people in the world raise your hands to help stop China from creating more lies, and to stop the persecution of Dafa practitioners, and to bring this conscienceless violator of human rights who harms the state and injures the people to justice immediately.
2) Two horrible car accidents: I am 50 years old, working in a government office. Since I obtained Dafa on July 7, 1998, I have been very energetic and free from any illness. Once when I was walking on the left side of a road, suddenly I was hit from behind by a fast-moving small van. I told the driver: "I am fine. You can go." Afterwards I was really fine as a result. Another time we were driving on a highway. We swerved to avoid hitting some debris on the highway, and our car bounced up into the air then dropped down off the road into a field. I was thrown three meters into the air and I sailed for twenty meters before dropping down heavily in a water hole. I passed out. When the onlookers pulled me out of the water hole they thought I was dead. But a while later, I woke up and stood up. I found myself totally free of any injury.
News and Activities Around the World
On October 11 and 12, there was an annual "Long Island Autumn Festival" held in Long Island, NY. The New York Dafa practitioners took this good opportunity to spread the Fa to the Long Island residents. Many practitioners overcame difficulties to attend this event. Many Americans heard of Falun Dafa for the first time here. They all particularly like the Dafa music and the three principles: Zhen, Shan, Ren. Many people watched the DVD and videotapes they got from practitioners and then came back next day to learn the exercises. Some recent immigrants were very excited when they found the book Zhuan Falun written in their native languages. Some adults and children recited "Falun Dafa is good" whenever they passed by our booth.
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