Summary of Other Articles and News - 05/20/2003
Facts of the Persecution
On July 25, 2002, a concentrated "training" team was established on the third floor of the No.7 Team in the Wanjia Labor Camp, Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province. In the team, police brutally torture Falun Dafa practitioners, and force them to write the "Three Statements*," write letters disclosing information about others, and watch TV programs that slander Falun Dafa. Police illegally extended practitioners' terms, and fabricated an "ode" which they force Falun Dafa practitioners to recite every night before going to bed.
On May 8, 2003, Falun Dafa practitioner in Yuzhou city, Henan Province Zhang Juhua was taken by police because she was passing out truth clarifying materials. She is now illegally detained in the Yuzhou City No.1 Detention Center. On May 16, 2003, Falun Dafa practitioner Li Xiangzhen, a teacher at the Yuzhou No.2 High School was taken by police while passing out truth clarifying materials. On May 9, 2003, Falun Dafa practitioner Guo Xiaohong from Huolong Township, Yuzhou City, and another Falun Dafa practitioner (name unknown) from Wuliang Township were taken by police.
Practitioners Exchange Insights
The following is an excerpt from the article "Talking about the Methods and Effects of Clarifying the Truth during the SARS Epidemic."
Currently the extent to which most people today believe in Gods is very limited, and their minds focus heavily on "reality." We suggest that we do not talk to most people about "cause and effect" [i.e., wrong deeds vs. retributions], the supernormal miracles of Falun Dafa, or historical prophecies when we clarify the truth to them, or at least try to talk about them less. We should place emphasis on simply exposing the staged nature of the self-immolation, the shameful lies, the human rights violations, the SARS epidemic cover up, and the wide spread of Falun Dafa in the world. Our talking points should be on how Dafa is being wrongfully persecuted, and common people will be easily be able to accept it, whether they believe in Gods or not. Through these topics we can save people effectively. By avoiding negative reactions from those people who do not believe in gods, we can have them be saved.
We should watch the following points when criticizing the corrupt CCP government:
1. Our websites should differentiate from other websites, such as those for democracy or politics.
2. Some people still have "good impressions" of the CCP. If we expose the CCP vigorously like democracy advocates do, sometimes we can cause negative feelings and make them unwilling to listen to our clarification of the truth any more. So we should use a calm tone in these articles, describing the current affairs with "realistic" points of view, and enable them to find the answers themselves. This will reach the best result.
3. About bringing Jiang to justice, we should focus on clarifying the truth to people, and saving sentient beings, not pursuing the end results.
4. On SARS, we should keep a pure mind, focus on exposing the evil's deceitful nature with the facts about SARS, as well as the lies the evil fabricated about Dafa, and their deceptive methods.
Using these points, ordinary people will be able to recognize the evil out of their own interest.
News from China
The following is an excerpt from the article "Letter from a Fifteen-Year-Old Falun Dafa Practitioner to a Gentleman."
Your wife has been forced tobecome destitute and homeless for almost three years in order to avoid being illegally taken away while at home. They want to take her because she steadfastly cultivates Falun Dafa, and wants to be a good person. She left you and your two sons. She was forced to leave her warm family and her most loved ones. It is because of this persecution, and it is Jiang who broke up your warm family. I heard that you still do not understand the truth about Falun Dafa. I sincerely hope you can think about this calmly, and find the truth quickly! Please do not listen or believe the lies on TV or in the newspapers.
According to "Emergency Procedures of Schistosomiasis Plague (Draft)" issued by the Chinese Health Minister recently, Schistosomiasis is spreading again in China. According to the Schistosomiasis Survey in 2002, there are 810 thousand Schistosomiasis patients in all of mainland China. Schistosomiasis epidemics are severe in the lake areas of five Provinces, such as Hubei, Hu-nan, Jiangxi, Anhui, and Jiangsu, and the mountain areas in Sichuan and Yun-nan Provinces. Reports say that there have been major floods in the Xiangjiang River region of Hunan Province the likes of which haven't been seen in ten years. These floods will cause a severe Schistosomiasis eruption. Some people pointed out on the web, Schistosomiasis is getting worse and worse in some countrysides of the Changjiang (Yangtze) River region. Before, the government was paying so that Schistosomiasis treatment and prevention in each county and township was free. But there is no more free treatment or prevention. Private clinics are treating Schistosomiasis, charging high prices, and not guaranteeing results. The poor peasants are at the mercy of nature!
* The "Three Statements" are statements that practitioners are coerced to write under brainwashing and torture as proof that they have given up their belief. Created by the "610 Office," the three statements consist of a letter of repentance, a guarantee to never again practice Falun Gong, and a list of names and addresses of all family members, friends and acquaintances who are practitioners.
Category: Accounts of Persecution