Summary of Other Articles and News - 02/09/2003
Righteous Thoughts and Righteous Actions
Mr. Zhu Xiangguo's experiences in Fa-rectification:
From Shuangcheng City, Heilongjiang Province, Zhu Xiangguo suffered from various illnesses before beginning his practice of Falun Dafa in March 1999. Only a few months later, all of his stubborn illnesses were cured without medical treatment. After the Jiang regime started persecuting Falun Gong practitioners, he was wrongfully arrested four times for appealing for Dafa or explaining the facts about Dafa. Yet, each time, under Teacher's benevolent protection, he walked out of the den of demons using righteous thoughts.
In March 2002, while he was posting Dafa truth-clarifying posters, he was unlawfully arrested for the fourth time. In the detention center, he was handcuffed, shackled, and tied to an iron chair for four days and four nights. Later, he was unconstitutionally sentenced to three years of forced labor and was imprisoned in the notorious Wanjia Forced Labor Camp in Harbin City. In the labor camp, Zhu Xiangguo suffered horribly, enduring cruel torture, some of which had nearly brought him near death. On July 9, 2002, the labor camp had no choice but to let him go home for medical treatment. Zhu has now once again merged himself into the current of Fa-rectification.
News from China
I began practicing Falun Dafa in March 1999, and had only a cursory understanding of it. After the suppression began on July 20, 1999, I decided to stop learning.
Some time later, my mother asked me whether I would go to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong. I felt that I had the responsibility to speak out for justice on behalf of Dafa. Unfortunately, my husband went to Tiananmen Square and found us. Thus, we left Beijing in utter regret. Till February or March in 2001, I realized it was our benevolent and great Master who let me re-enter the process of Fa-rectification. Shortly after, we set up a truth-clarifying materials site. At this time, I read a large number of articles from Minghui and became clear about how to understand Dafa. Since then, I'm not uncertain or hesitant anymore, instead, I resolutely follow Master to return to the home we had left so long ago.
News and Activities around the World
Ms. Yang Yueli, a senior engineer from China's Aeronautics Ministry and also a
Falun Gong practitioner, was released on February 6, 2003, four months ahead of her term. Reporters from Fangguangming TV station interviewed Ms. Yang Yueli's son, Mr. Yang Zhendong at the University of Toronto. Yang Zhendong said, "Although my mother went home, she has not really gained her freedom. She lives under surveillance 24 hours a day. Since July 2002, when the global mission to rescue family members persecuted in China for practicing Falun Gong began, eight family members have been successfully rescued. There are still more than 100,000 Falun Gong practitioners imprisoned in forced labor camps. Our rescue mission still has a long way to go."
Category: Accounts of Persecution