(Clearwisdom.net) My wife was abducted and taken to a brainwashing center on July 17, 2001. Authorities at the center tried to force the practitioners to write the "Three Statements" (1), and they cruelly beat those who refused. My wife is in her 60's. I was afraid of her having to suffer physically and mentally, so I paid a 500 yuan (2) bail. However, that very afternoon, I was told that the money was simply a fine, not bail.

In May, 2004, I realized that my wife was not guilty of any wrongdoing for practicing Falun Gong. I felt that I should ask for my money back. So I arranged appointments with the "610 Office"(3) of Yingshan County, the Police Department, the members of the National People's Congress from our local area, and our town government.

First I found the policemen of the "610 Office" and asked them to return my money. The policemen told me that money had been used to pay the cost of living and transportation. I said to them, "You policemen defraud money from the common people, and use our money for personal pleasure." The policemen didn't know how to answer me and shifted responsibility toward the town government.

Then, I went to the "610 Office" and found Yang and Li. I asked them to return my money; I said, "When you hold brainwashing sessions, you deceive people and take their money. The first day, we had to pay 20 yuan. The second day, we had to pay 30 yuan. The third day, we had to pay 50 yuan, and the fourth day, we had to pay 100 yuan. It is so easy for you to make money! That is my hard-earned money. I would rather donate the money to the disaster area than be deceived by you. As long as I breathe, I will appeal to the provincial government, and even the central government. If you like, you can come and arrest me. The only thing you know and the only you do is persecute Falun Gong. But I'm not afraid of you." They had a guilty conscience, and they were afraid that their actions would be exposed. The head of my town returned my money personally and he said, "Don't let this become widely known. I yield."

Before this event, some old illnesses would recur every 3 or 5 days. I would become dizzy and tremble with cold sweat that would soak my clothes. But after I asked for the money back, the old illnesses completely stopped recurring, for over two months now. My appetite is much better and I feel very happy.


(1) The "Three Statements" -- Practitioners are coerced under brainwashing and torture to write these 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.

(2) yuan -- Chinese currency; 500 yuan is the average monthly income for an urban worker in China.

(3) "610 Office" -- An agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong, with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems.