Summary of Other Articles and News - June 4, 2004
People's Hearts and Consequences
The people know Dafa practitioners are honest.
A woman in Shenze County, Hebei Province lost a cell phone worth more than 3,000 Yuan. She went to the village radio station and asked to make an announcement. The broadcaster said, "Don't waste your time; who would give back such an expensive piece of property? Unless a Falun Gong practitioner picked it up." The woman said, "Maybe a Falun Gong practitioner happened to pick it up! Just broadcast an announcement for me, please." Soon after the announcement was made, the cell phone was returned. It was a Falun Gong practitioner who picked it up. The woman said, "I know Falun Gong practitioners are good and honest people. I must thank you for this." The practitioner said, "Master taught us to be good people. Thank our Master instead!"
A story from Mainland China: I lived in Wuchang City, Heilongjiang Province. In the fall of 1995 I obtained Dafa and my skin disease that I suffered for over 30 years disappeared. On February 10, 2003 [Chinese lunar calendar], a four-wheel vehicle ran over me and stopped on top of me. My wife and brother ran up and pushed the vehicle away. My face was swollen, my ears bleeding, and the bones in my feet were crushed. I was sent to a hospital. The doctor said I had to be hospitalized for five days and that would cost 500 Yuan each day, in addition to 180 Yuan for the cast on my feet. The man who hit me lives in Zhaojiadian in Niujianan, and he is poor. He was shocked to learn the amount of hospital expenses my injury would incur and cried. I said, "I'm a Falun Gong practitioner. I'll be fine. He couldn't afford the bill even if he sold his vehicle, so let's just go home." I insisted on going home, and I was carried back home. The driver was so relieved and moved he knelt in front of me. I didn't take a single pill after I went home, and I was able to walk about 20 days later.
Wang Weihua is 42 years old and works for the Cangzhou City General Machinery Plant. In the past, she believed in the government propaganda and Dafa-slandering lies. In 2002, Wang Weihua picked up a truth clarification VCD about Falun Gong in the street and realized she was deceived. She began practicing Falun Gong and her heart disease was cured. She told her experience to the factory heads who reproached and fired her. On April 1, Wang Weihua went to the factory heads and asked for her job back. The officials said she must write a guarantee statement to renounce her belief. She refused to write it and the officials called the police who ransacked her home and abducted her. They held her for a month and then sent her to the Tangshan Forced Labor Camp on May 11 for one-and-a-half years of forced labor.
My name is Wei Shuqin and I live at Cangzhou City's Oil Refinery dormitory. In November 1999 I went to appeal for Dafa and as a result, I was persecuted for the following five years. Perpetrators from Cangzhou City Police Department, Cangzhou City Detention Center and Cangzhou City Oil Refinery searched, fined, beat and arrested me without any warrant. They also ransacked my home and tortured me. On May 12, 2004, perpetrators from the National Security Bureau abducted me. I escaped and was compelled to leave home.
Dafa practitioner Chen Jie is 39 years old. She lives in Shijingshan District, Beijing, and is the sister of Chen Gang, a practitioner living in Germany. On June 2, 2004, perpetrators from the Shijingshan District National Security Division abducted her.
In early April 2004, police officers from Jianwei County, Leshan, Sichuan Province robbed Dafa practitioner Gong Shuying, a teacher in Xiba who had been teaching for over 30 years. Gong Shuying is in her 60s and the police had abducted her five times, ransacked her home five times and robbed her six times. She was also sent to a forced labor camp for two years and her term was extended. She was released on the Chinese New Year 2003.
Dafa practitioner Zhang Jingdong from Xinfu Township, Suibin County, Heilongjiang Province was arrested on May 20. The perpetrators reported him to the provincial government and tried to send Zhang Jingdong to prison because he established a truth clarification material production site.
Dafa practitioners Wang Guilan and Zhao Jiqin from Jianchangying Village, Chifeng City, Neimenggu Autonomous Region clarified the truth about Dafa to the people and were persecuted. Wang Jianfeng, the head of the police department arrested them. The police officers poured boiling water on them. They then sent the practitioners to a forced labor camp where they were forced to do slave labor and receive further torture.
Wang Jianfeng often led police officers to harass Dafa practitioner Ren Suying at her home, and she was compelled to leave town.
Dafa practitioner Hu Xiuyan lived in the Daotoutai Community, Ertaizi Street, Dadong District, Shenyang City. Police from the Dadong Police Department in Shenyang City arrested her on April 6. They ransacked her home numerous times. Hu Xiuyan lives with her parents who are bedridden, and with her brother who cannot take care of himself and her teenage son. We hope people will help Hu Xiuyan, to return to her family as soon as possible.
Dafa practitioner Chen Yufeng in Shenyang City was held at the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp for three years. She is emaciated; her body is swollen, her leg is injured and she is crippled. As a result of torture, she often experiences headaches, dizzy spells, sleeplessness and general weakness. On May 27, Chen Yufeng's forced labor term expired. Nevertheless, perpetrators from the "610 Office" who threatened her family that they would send her to the Zhangshi Brainwashing Center. They said if she refused to give up Dafa in seven days, they would sentence her to a heavy prison term.
Recently, perpetrators from the Xiaogan City "610 Office" in Hubei Province, from the Xiaonan District "610 Office" and from the National Security Division abducted many Dafa practitioners. In April, Dafa practitioners Chu Lin and Wei Jun were abducted by police officers Gao and Leng Yanlan. Dafa practitioner Ms. Chu Lin held a hunger strike for nine days. The guards stuck a feeding tube down her throat and obstructed her trachea. She couldn't breathe and lost consciousness. The guards said, "We won't take any responsibility if she dies from force-feeding!" Later her family took her home.
Practitioner Wei Jun escaped from the demon's den.
In May, 60-year-old Dafa practitioner Ms. Xu Ruihua was abducted by seven police officers and is now being held at the No.1 Detention Center of Xiaogan City.
Dafa practitioner Ms. Yan Zhenxiang from Yanqiao was abducted in Wuhan City by perpetrators from Xiaogan City "610 Office" and was abused, mistreated and persecuted for one month at the Wuhan Brainwashing Center.
Practitioner Yan Xiangyuan was forced to leave home.
The story of an elementary school pupil in Taiwan:
I am in sixth grade at Longsheng National Elementary School in Jilong City, Taiwan. I went to the Falun Gong Association at school and the teacher gave me Zhuan Falun. I couldn't put the book down. One day I read Zhuan Falun at night until dawn. Other than teaching people to follow Truth-Compassion-Tolerance, Zhuan Falun also contains extraordinary and interesting stories, and it's the best book I've ever read. My xinxing (heart or mind nature, moral character) improved greatly after I started practicing Dafa. When my elder sister used to reproach me, before I would "fire back," but now I don't get angry at all because I want to be a good person according to Truth-Compassion-Tolerance. Sometimes my classmates vent on me, but I guard my xinxing and no longer have any conflicts. My mother works hard to operate her business, so I voluntarily take on some household chores. The five sets of Falun Gong exercises are easy to learn, and it greatly improves our health. I told my family about my experience, and my parents and uncle all want to learn. The schools in Mainland China slander Falun Gong and force young people like me to give up Dafa, while many schools in Taiwan encourage the students to learn Falun Gong. I will cherish my freedom and be more diligent in Dafa practice.
Category: Accounts of Persecution